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
Albert P. Addison
Captain of H.M. T.B. 71
11 Jul, 1899 – 15 Jul, 1899
Succeeded by
William F. Sells
Preceded by
Harry C. J. R. West
Captain of H.M.S. Havock
21 Jul, 1903 – 18 Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
Ernest Stevenson
Preceded by
William Cooper
Captain of H.M.S. Swordfish
14 Jul, 1904 – 6 Sep, 1904
Succeeded by
Charles J. Collins
Preceded by
Harold D. Briggs
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
6 Jan, 1920[2] – 4 May, 1921
Succeeded by
John M. Casement
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Shakespeare
4 May, 1921 – 2 May, 1922
Succeeded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
Preceded by
Charles A. Fremantle
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
4 May, 1921 – 2 May, 1922
Succeeded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
Preceded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
3 May, 1922 – 3 May, 1923
Succeeded by
Gilbert O. Stephenson
Preceded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Director of Training and Staff Duties
1 Jul, 1926[3] – 1 Jul, 1927
Succeeded by
Noel F. Laurence
Preceded by
The Hon. Matthew R. Best
Captain of H.M.S. Nelson
1 Jul, 1927 – 15 Dec, 1928
Succeeded by
Thomas H. Binney
Preceded by
Martin E. Dunbar-Nasmith
Captain of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
2 Jan, 1929[4] – 28 Dec, 1931
Succeeded by
Norman A. Wodehouse
Preceded by
George K. Chetwode
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
11 Jan, 1932[5] – 17 Sep, 1934
Succeeded by
Guy C. C. Royle
Preceded by
Percy L. H. Noble
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Second Cruiser Squadron
14 Dec, 1934 – 14 Dec, 1936[6]
Succeeded by
Thomas F. P. Calvert
Preceded by
Matthew R. Best
Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
15 Apr, 1937 – Mar, 1940[7]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis

Footnotes

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 Superseded that day.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