John Preston Churchill

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Sub-Lieutenant John Preston Churchill, (21 November, 1883 – 18 March, 1904) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Orford Churchill.

Churchill was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant on 15 September, 1902.

Churchill was appointed for instruction in submarines on 1 January, 1904 and died soon thereafter on 18 March, when the submarine A 1 was run down by the liner Berwick Castle, becoming along with Lieutenant in Command Loftus Charles Ogilvy Mansergh one of the first two Royal Navy officers to die in a submarine accident.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hebert R. L. Edwards
Captain of H.M. T.B. 67
21 Jul, 1903[1] – 18 Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
Charles E. Turle


  1. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.