Philip Allan Heyder

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Commander (retired) Philip Allan Heyder (1 December, 1887 – 3 September, 1934) was an officer in the Royal Navy. Despite contracting syphilis early in his career, Heyder received very positive evaluations as an officer.

Life & Career

Born in Liverpool, the son of a banker, Heyder gained two months' time on passing out of Britannia and joining Triumph in mid-September, 1904. He remained with her until being sent to navigation school on 13 January, 1908.[1]

On 6 April, 1908, Heyder was admitted to Haslar Hospital with syphilis, missing his examination in torpedoes as a result. He was fit on 2 May. Later in 1908, he passed his gunnery and torpedo exams.[2]

Heyder was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1910.[3]

Heyder was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1918 and was appointed in command of the destroyer Medway on 2 October, 1918.[4]

Post-War

Heyder retired at his own request, upon his relief in command of Turquoise, effective 7 June, 1920. He moved to Mombasa, leaving a mailing address at the Standard Bank of South Africa.

Heyder was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 December, 1927. In 1928, he was informed that he was welcome to join the Kenya Colony Defence Force in any rank, provided that he offer the Royal Navy priority in the event of war or emergency.[5]

Heyder's death was announced in The Times on 6 September, 1934.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick E. K. Strong
Captain of H.M. T.B. 9
27 Jul, 1915[6][7] – 17 Feb, 1916[8]
Succeeded by
Austen G. Lilley
Preceded by
Charles A. Poignand
Captain of H.M.S. Welland
17 Feb, 1916[9][10] – 20 Jan, 1917[11]
Succeeded by
Fred E. Ayers
Preceded by
Edward N. Mortimer
Captain of H.M.S. P17
12 Mar, 1916[12] – 1917[13]
Succeeded by
Leonard E. Pearson
Preceded by
Fred E. Ayers
Captain of H.M.S. Pincher
20 Jan, 1917[14][15] – 1 Jan, 1918[16]
Succeeded by
Patrick W. R. Weir
Preceded by
George H. Creswell
Captain of H.M.S. Lookout
5 Jan, 1918[17] – 13 Jan, 1918[18]
Succeeded by
Reginald Nash
Preceded by
Humphrey M. Robson
Captain of H.M.S. Osiris
13 Jan, 1918[19] – 19 Jan, 1918[20]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Blackman
Preceded by
Charles H. Neill James
Captain of H.M.S. Medway
19 Jan, 1918[21] – 7 Feb, 1918[22]
Succeeded by
Philip A. Heyder
Preceded by
Percy R. P. Percival
Captain of H.M.S. Ursa
7 Feb, 1918[23] – 9 Feb, 1918[24]
Succeeded by
Arthur Evans
Preceded by
Philip A. Heyder
Captain of H.M.S. Medway
21 Feb, 1918[25] – 15 Feb, 1919[26]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Gibson
Preceded by
Arthur K. Gibson
Captain of H.M.S. Plover
15 Feb, 1919[27][28] – 1 Oct, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
George A. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Turquoise
1 Oct, 1919[30] – 17 Jun, 1920[31]
Succeeded by
Hamilton E. Snepp

Footnotes

  1. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  2. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  3. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  4. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  5. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  6. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 400.
  8. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  9. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399i.
  11. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  12. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  13. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  14. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396m.
  16. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  17. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  18. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  19. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  20. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  21. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  22. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  23. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  24. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  25. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  26. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  27. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  28. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 867.
  29. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  30. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  31. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.