Hugh Bourchier Wrey

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Commander Hugh Bourchier Wrey, R.N., Retired (19 July, 1888 – 13 January, 1940) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Wrey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1911.[1]

On 23 August, 1914, Wrey was sent to the hospital from an appointment in Viking with an injury to his left knee, emerging fit on 17 October. Wrey was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 24 on 22 October, 1914.[2]

On 6 November 1917, Wrey was appointed in command of the "M" Class destroyer Murray. On 14 January, 1918, Murray collided with Vehement and Wrey was found to have committed an error in judgement. On the 29th, he was superseded in command, presently to be placed on the staff of the Senior Naval Officer, Clyde. After one month, he was moved to provide special service to the Trade Division.[3]

Post-War

Wrey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1919. His service during the 1920s was to resemble that of so many other young officers from the Great War... a series of appointments in command of destroyers, including groups of them in reserve.[4]

On 5 October, 1920, Wrey was appointed in command of the destroyer Tuscan,[5] but this was cancelled in favour of command of a group of T.B.Ds. in reserve, being himself borne on the books of Dido. It was in this appointment that, on 24 February, 1921, he was evaluated by Captain Richard G. A. W. Stapleton-Cotton as "not a reliable destroyer officer – should be sent to a big ship."[6]

Wrey was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 15 May, 1929.[7]

World War II

Wrey was to have been mobilised, but in 1939 two weeks delay were asked for, so that his health might be gauged. Things were not good, apparently, as he was twice deemed medically unfit for naval service and died in early 1940.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James C. F. Lewis
Captain of H.M. T.B. 24
22 Oct, 1914[8][9] – 24 Nov, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Colin McL. Campbell
Preceded by
George H. Knowles
Captain of H.M.S. Goshawk
1 Dec, 1916[11] – 28 Jan, 1917[12]
Succeeded by
Arthur M. C. Stileman
Preceded by
Hubert S. Braddyll
Captain of H.M.S. Mohawk
31 Jan, 1917[13][14] – 6 Nov, 1917[15]
Succeeded by
Montague R. Bernard
Preceded by
Montague R. Bernard
Captain of H.M.S. Murray
6 Nov, 1917[16] – 29 Jan, 1918[17]
Succeeded by
Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
Preceded by
Richard M. Welby
Captain of H.M.S. Rifleman
6 May, 1919[18][19] – 17 Oct, 1919[20]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edward S. Graham
Captain of H.M.S. Stronghold
21 Jun, 1920[21] – 28 Sep, 1920[22]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert P. Blake
Preceded by
John B. Spurgin
Captain of H.M.S. Tuscan
5 Oct, 1920[23]
Succeeded by
John B. Spurgin
Preceded by
Charles G. Naylor
Captain of H.M.S. Walpole
15 Apr, 1921[24] – 23 Jun, 1922[25]
Succeeded by
James C. Colvill
Preceded by
Kenneth L. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Vega
31 Aug, 1923[26] – 24 Nov, 1923[27]
Succeeded by
Edward N. Mortimer
Preceded by
Edward N. Mortimer
Captain of H.M.S. Wolfhound
24 Nov, 1923[28][29] – 4 May, 1925[30]
Succeeded by
Percival C. W. Manwaring

Footnotes

  1. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  2. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  3. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  4. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 878.
  6. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  7. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  8. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401.
  10. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  11. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  12. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  13. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395s.
  15. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  16. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  17. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  18. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  19. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 896.
  20. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  21. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  22. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 878.
  24. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  25. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  26. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  27. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  28. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 290.
  30. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.