Louis Herbert Crozier

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Commander Louis Herbert Crozier, R.N., Retired (29 December, 1877 – 1962) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Dublin, Crozier gained six months' time on passing out of Britannia in July, 1893.

Crozier was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1899.[1]

On 4 November 1901, Crozier jumped into the water to save an elderly cabman who had fallen into the dock basin at Chatham when walking on the quay in fog. He was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal for his gallant act.[2]

In July 1905 he was invalided from Leviathan with Mediterranean Fever.

Crozier was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1907.

Crozier was appointed to the battleship Cornwallis on 11 February, 1913 as first officer. He was made her captain from 1 May to 1 June 1914, after which he reverted to being her first officer.

Upon the outbreak of the war, he was appointed to Galatea as gunnery officer. He also served as her first officer until 26 Dececmber 1914 when he returned to Leviathan for just a few days.

On 3 January 1915 he was sent to a hospital ship, suffering from rheumatism. He was sent on to Haslar Hospital, and declared fit on 1 February. He was sent to Eagle for executive duties, but invalided again on 14 May and thought not to be fit for quite some time. He finally was found fit on 16 August, 1916.

Crozier was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander upon his relief on 1 October, 1921.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry G. L. Oliphant
Captain of H.M.S. Star
1 Sep, 1906[3] – 10 Nov, 1907
Succeeded by
James W. G. Innes
Preceded by
Norman H. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
10 Nov, 1907 – 1 Feb, 1908
Succeeded by
Charles E. L. Thomas
Preceded by
Hugh T. Prichard
Captain of H.M.S. Vulture
1 Feb, 1908[4] – Sep, 1909
Succeeded by
Robert A. Wilson
Preceded by
Arthur E. Wood
Captain of H.M.S. Alert
11 Sep, 1916[5] – 26 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
George A. Lawson
Preceded by
Roy N. Suter
Captain of H.M.S. Lawrence
1 Jun, 1917[6] – Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William L. Elder
Captain of H.M.S. Hercules
28 Feb, 1919 – 1 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Adam


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 19.
  2. "Humanity Rewarded." The Times (London, England), 18 Dec. 1901, p. 12.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 378.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 396.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 392a.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 854.