John Ouchterlony Barron

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Commander John Ouchterlony Barron, D.S.O., M.V.O. (5 October, 1882 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Reigate and raised by his mother Louis Bridget Barron, John Barron received eight months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Barron was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1903.[1]

Barron had impressed his superiors as a modest Francophone and a reliable officer with a very good physique by 1910.

Barron was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1911.[2]

On 25 November, 1911 or in March 1912, T.B. 25 and Template:UK-T29 collided and Barron suffered a spinal concussion.

Barron was appointed in command of the destroyer Acasta on 21 November, 1912.[3] He fought in her at the Scarborough Raid and at the Battle of Jutland, operating as part of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla and suffering heavy damage.[4] He was recommended for promotion following the battle for having stood by Shark under heavy fire and conspiring to tow her to harbour with the assistance of Nonsuch. Accordingly, Barron was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916.[5]

By June, 1917, Captain Arthur Dutton appraised Barron as a "[g]ood Cd O of a destroyer, but had too much of it."[6]

On 29 October, 1917, H.M.S. Onslaught was grounded and Wilfred J. H. Spencer, A.B. was drowned. A Court of Enquiry was convened into the circumstances surrounding the grounding [7]

Barron was appointed in command of the destroyer Wolsey on 18 April, 1918.[8]

Post-War

Barron was thanked for his services in helping the Admiralty increase the torpedo armament of "V" and "W" class destroyers in 1919. However, when Wolsey collided with the Lapp Grund Lightship on Christmas Eve, Barron was informed that he should have reduced speed and exercised more care in bad weather.[9]

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request upon his relief on 9 August, 1922 and would be eligible for a step in rank upon reaching age 45.[10]

In October 1923, a Receiving Order of Bankruptcy was made against Barron at Portsmouth Court. Worse turns awaited him, however, as he was removed from the list of retired officers on 15 February, 1927 as a consequence of his conviction on a charge of embezzlement committed against his employer, the British Legion Poppy Factory, Ltd.. Barron was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in "Second Division [?]".[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward H. F. Boughey
Captain of H.M.S. Hardy
29 Apr, 1908[12] – 15 Jun, 1908[13]
Succeeded by
Richard M. King
Preceded by
Arthur Henniker-Heaton
Captain of H.M. T.B. 20
1910[14] – 15 Feb, 1911[15]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Preceded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 29
15 Feb, 1911[16][17] – 21 Nov, 1912[18]
Succeeded by
Philip W. S. King
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Acasta
21 Nov, 1912[19][20] – 7 Jun, 1916[21]
Succeeded by
John A. P. Legh
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Nizam
7 Jun, 1916[22][23] – 4 Oct, 1916[24]
Succeeded by
Gerald H. Thomson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Restless
4 Oct, 1916[25] – 14 Jun, 1917[26]
Succeeded by
Michael K. H. Kennedy
Preceded by
William W. Wilson
Captain of H.M.S. Owl
11 Jul, 1917[27][28] – 15 Oct, 1917[29]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. S. Casswell
Preceded by
Basil W. L. Owen
Captain of H.M.S. Onslaught
26 Oct, 1917[30] – 26 Nov, 1917[31]
Succeeded by
Hamilton E. Snepp
Preceded by
John J. C. Ridley
Captain of H.M.S. Mindful
26 Nov, 1917[32] – 18 Apr, 1918[33]
Succeeded by
Horace Walker
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Wolsey
18 Apr, 1918[34][35] – 1 Mar, 1921[36]
Succeeded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Preceded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Captain of H.M.S. Rocket
1 Mar, 1921[37] – 1 Jun, 1921[38]
Succeeded by
Alfred G. Peace
Preceded by
Alfred G. Peace
Captain of H.M.S. Ready
15 Jun, 1921[39] – 22 Feb, 1922[40]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 5.
  2. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 266.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 14, 18, 34, 44.
  5. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  6. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  7. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 945.
  9. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  10. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  11. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  12. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  13. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  14. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  15. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  16. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  17. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 399.
  18. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  19. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 391.
  21. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  22. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 396g.
  24. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  25. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  26. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  27. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  28. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 396d.
  29. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  30. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  31. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  32. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  33. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  34. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  35. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 901.
  36. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  37. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  38. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  39. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  40. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.

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