Henry Percy Boxer

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Rear-Admiral Henry Percy Boxer, R.N. (14 October, 1885 – 30 June, 1961) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Boxer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1907.[1]

Boxer was appointed in command of the destroyer Ness on 31 May, 1913.[2]

Great War

Boxer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1915.[3]

He was captain of the destroyer Noble at the Battle of Jutland, where she operated with the Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla.[4]

In 1917, he was noted to be suffering from strain. Insomnia, headaches and a "temporary loss of self-confidence" prompted his admission to the hospital ship China. On 29 October, he was admitted to Plymouth naval hospital for three weeks to be treated for "neurasthenia." He did not seem well enough at that time, and on 1 February, 1918 he was finally discharged, fit only for shore duty only, but to be re-evaluated in three months. Initially, he spent a week working with the Brazilian Navy, but was soon moved to the paravane section of the torpedo training school Vernon. By mid-May, he was ready to return to command, and was given charge of the "M" Class destroyer Plover, operating with the Fourteenth Destroyer Flotilla in support of the Grand Fleet through the end of the war.[5]

Post-War

On 7 December, 1918, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Sportive.[6]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Shamrock on 2 September, 1919.[7]

Boxer was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1920.[8]

Boxer was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1927.[9]

World War II

Boxer was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 January, 1939.[10]

Boxer died on 30th June 1961 in Winchester, Hampshire. At the time of his death, he was living at Trees, Itchen Abbas, Winchester.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 042
26 May, 1910[11][12] – 27 Apr, 1911[13]
Succeeded by
William G. A. Shuttleworth
Preceded by
Arthur L. Harrison
Captain of H.M. T.B. 071
27 Apr, 1911[14] – 24 Oct, 1911[15]
Succeeded by
Desmond Maxwell
Preceded by
Roger L. Wiles
Captain of H.M. T.B. 111
24 Oct, 1911[16][17] – 9 Mar, 1912[18]
Succeeded by
Philip D. Crofton
Preceded by
William B. Mackenzie
Captain of H.M.S. Cherwell
9 Mar, 1912[19][20] – 23 Jan, 1913[21]
Succeeded by
Charles A. Poignand
Preceded by
George O. Hewett
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
31 May, 1913[22][23] – 15 Apr, 1914[24]
Succeeded by
William T. Makeig-Jones
Preceded by
Ernest D. Panter
Captain of H.M. T.B. 4
9 Jan, 1915[25][26] – 17 Jan, 1916[27]
Succeeded by
Robert E. M. Harris
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Noble
22 Jan, 1916[28][29] – 15 Oct, 1917[30]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Rawlings
Preceded by
Kenneth C. Helyar
Captain of H.M.S. Plover
16 May, 1918[31] – Dec, 1918[32]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Gibson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Sportive
7 Dec, 1918[33] – 25 Jan, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Knox-Little
Preceded by
Charles H. Knox-Little
Captain of H.M.S. Tetrarch
25 Jan, 1919[35][36] – May, 1919[37]
Succeeded by
Ian C. S. Hilton
Preceded by
Henry R. James
Captain of H.M.S. Sorceress
May, 1919[38][39] – Aug, 1919[40]
Succeeded by
Charles T. A. Bunbury
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Shamrock
2 Sep, 1919[41] – 11 Jan, 1921[42]
Succeeded by
Cecil H. H. Sams
Preceded by
Ernest H. B. Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Valentine
7 Aug, 1922[43] – 6 Apr, 1923[44]
Succeeded by
James R. C. Cavendish
Preceded by
Patrick B. Crohan
Captain of H.M.S. Windsor
29 Dec, 1925[45] – 9 Aug, 1927[46]
Succeeded by
Ralph Kerr
Preceded by
Harold G. C. Franklin
Captain of H.M.S. Emerald
23 Feb, 1929[47] – 24 Mar, 1931[48]
Succeeded by
John W. Clayton
Preceded by
Arthur J. Landon
Captain of H.M.S. Greenwich
1 May, 1931[49] – 1 Aug, 1933[50]
Succeeded by
Albert J. Robertson
Preceded by
Richard H. L. Bevan
Captain of H.M.S. York
late 1933[51] – 22 Oct, 1936[52]
Succeeded by
Harold E. Morse
Preceded by
Francis H. G. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Greenwich
28 Jan, 1937[53] – 1 Jun, 1938[54]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles B. Miller
as Rear-Admiral, Reserve Fleet, Rosyth
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet, Rosyth
28 Jan, 1937[55] – 1 Jun, 1938[56]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur J. Landon
King's Harbour Master, Rosyth
28 Jan, 1937[57] – 1 Jun, 1938[58]
Succeeded by
Piers K. Kekewich

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 9.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 349.
  3. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  5. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 911.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 863.
  8. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  9. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  10. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  11. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
  13. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  14. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  15. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 400.
  17. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  18. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  19. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  20. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 292.
  21. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  22. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 349.
  23. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  24. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 400.
  26. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  27. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396g.
  29. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  30. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  31. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 868.
  32. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 911.
  34. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  35. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 916.
  36. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  37. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  38. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 908.
  39. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  40. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  41. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 863.
  42. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  43. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 825.
  44. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  45. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  46. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  47. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  48. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  49. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  50. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  51. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  52. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  53. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  54. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  55. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  56. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  57. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  58. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.