Sidney Julius Meyrick

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Admiral SIR Sidney Julius Meyrick, K.C.B., R.N. (28 March, 1879 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Nottingham, Meyrick gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia in December, 1894.

Meyrick was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1899.

Meyrick was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1907.

Meyrick was granted the acting rank of Commander in September, 1913 while serving with the Greek government.

Meyrick was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.

Post-War

Meyrick was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1919.

Meyrick was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Courageous on 6 January, 1920.[1]

In May, 1922, he was appointed in command of the battleship Revenge.

Meyrick was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 13 February, 1932.

Meyrick was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 2 January, 1936.

World War II

Meyrick was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 1 January, 1940 and placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 3 January, 1941.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Harold D. Briggs
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
6 Jan, 1920[2]
Succeeded by
John M. Casement
Preceded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
May, 1922[3]
Succeeded by
Gilbert O. Stephenson
Preceded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Director of Training and Staff Duties
1 Jul, 1926[4]
Succeeded by
Noel F. Laurence
Preceded by
The Hon. Matthew R. Best
Captain of H.M.S. Nelson
Jul, 1927[5] – Dec, 1928[6]
Succeeded by
Thomas H. Binney
Preceded by
Martin E. Dunbar-Nasmith
Captain of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
2 Jan, 1929[7] – Dec, 1931[8]
Succeeded by
Norman A. Wodehouse
Preceded by
George K. Chetwode
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
11 Jan, 1932[9]
Succeeded by
Guy C. C. Royle
Preceded by
Percy L. H. Noble
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Second Cruiser Squadron
? – 14 Dec, 1936[10]
Succeeded by
Thomas F. P. Calvert
Preceded by
Matthew R. Best
Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
26 May, 1937[11] – Mar, 1940[12]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 752.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 752.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 124.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 219.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  9. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 30 October, 1931. Issue 45967, col E, p. 22.
  10. Superseded that day. Calvert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/14. f. 7.
  11. Superseded predecessor. Best Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 430.
  12. Successor appointed then. Kennedy-Purvis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 31.