John Henry Jauncey

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Commander John Henry Jauncey, D.S.O., R.N. (14 April, 1889 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Jauncey's first naval appointment was to the heavy cruiser London on 15 September, 1905. He served in her until he was invalided with Mediterranean Fever on 21 July, 1906 and was sent home in the ship Maine, arriving one week later for admittance to Haslar Hospital. He'd be discharged to receive periodic re-surveys, and was found to be fit in October. On 26 October, 1906, he was appointed to the Triumph of the Channel Squadron.[1]

After serving two years in Triumph, Jauncey was sent the battleship Swiftsure, where he stayed until January of 1909.[2]

Jauncey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 22 June, 1911.[3]

Great War

On 3 December, 1916, a French destroyer collided with Teviot. Jauncey was thanked by the French Minister of Marine for his services in saving lives of French sailors on this occasion.[4]

Jauncey was hospitalised for an unknown period with German measles on 18 February, 1917.[5]

Jauncey was appointed in command of the destroyer Searcher on 5 November, 1918.[6]

Post-War

Jauncey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 22 June, 1919.[7]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Tintagel on 17 March, 1920. He grounded her sometime later that year and was told to be more careful in future.[8]

In December, 1920, Jauncey was appointed in command of the destroyer Venturous.[9] Captain Powell gave her a satisfactory inspection report in 1921.[10]

Jauncey was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 15 April, 1932.[11]

World War II

Jauncey was appointed in command of the anti-aircraft ship Palomares with the rank of Acting Captain on 30 April, 1941.

Jauncey was awarded the D.S.O. for bravery and resolution while taking a convoy to Northern Russia in the face of relentless attacks by enemy aircraft and submarines, gazetted 26 January, 1943. A bar was added to his D.S.O. in 1944 for his courage and devotion to duty in the landings at Salerno.[12]

Jauncey served as Captain (D) of Greenock vice Davis very briefly in 1944, being captain of M.T.J. Orlando. September 1945 saw an appointment in command of Forte and as Assistant District Shipyard Controller, Falmouth District, vice McCrum.[13]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Philip W. S. King
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
24 Oct, 1915[14] – 10 Feb, 1916[15]
Succeeded by
William H. Dunster
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. P12
10 Feb, 1916[16][17] – 17 Jan, 1917[18]
Succeeded by
Hugh E. Raymond
Preceded by
Geoffrey S. Holden
Captain of H.M.S. Lark
11 Jan, 1917[19] – 25 Jul, 1917[20]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Blackman
Preceded by
Maurice C. Bomford
Captain of H.M.S. Oberon
29 Jul, 1917[21][22] – 5 Nov, 1918[23]
Succeeded by
Charles W. T. V. S. Lepper
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Searcher
5 Nov, 1918[24][25] – 15 Nov, 1919[26]
Succeeded by
Richard M. Welby
Preceded by
Horace Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Musketeer
28 Nov, 1919[27] – 13 Dec, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Cuthbert H. Heath-Caldwell
Captain of H.M.S. Scimitar
31 Dec, 1919[29] – 1 Feb, 1920[30]
Succeeded by
Edward Eastwick-Field
Preceded by
Malcolm Murray
Captain of H.M.S. Tintagel
17 Mar, 1920[31][32] – Dec, 1920[33]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Richardson
Preceded by
Guy P. Bowles
Captain of H.M.S. Venturous
Dec, 1920[34]c. 29 Jun, 1921[35]
Succeeded by
Charlie F. Bush
Preceded by
Richard C. A. Littleton
Captain of H.M.S. Volunteer
14 Jul, 1921[36] – 11 Jan, 1923[37]
Succeeded by
John W. Durnford
Preceded by
Francis Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Walrus
6 Jun, 1923[38][39] – Jun, 1925[40]
Succeeded by
Lionel V. Lloyd
Preceded by
Robin B. Martin
Captain of H.M.S. Sabre
28 Apr, 1931[41] – 26 Jun, 1931[42]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Claude P. Hermon-Hodge
Captain of H.M.S. Versatile
12 Jun, 1940[43] – 25 Apr, 1941[44]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Roderick B. T. Miles
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
4 Jan, 1946[45] – 10 Aug, 1946[46]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  2. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 136.
  4. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  5. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 906.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 60.
  8. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 880.
  10. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  11. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  12. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 246.
  13. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 246.
  14. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  15. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  16. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396i.
  18. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  19. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  20. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  21. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  22. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396.
  23. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  24. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 906.
  26. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  27. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  28. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  29. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  30. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  31. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 875.
  33. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 880.
  35. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  36. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 839.
  37. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  38. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  39. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 287.
  40. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  41. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  42. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  43. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  44. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  45. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 246.
  46. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 246.