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Revision as of 14:47, 31 July 2012

Vice-Admiral Sidney Robert Drury-Lowe, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (19 October, 1871 – 24 January, 1945) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 May, 1891. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 14 May, 1892.[1]

On 31 December, 1902 he was promoted to the rank of Commander.[2]

"Commander Sidney R. Drury-Lowe, as second-in-command of the barracks, has failed in the performance of his duties as executive officer, and will be superseded."[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1909.[4]

He was appointed to command the battleship Zealandia on 14 September, 1916.[5]

He was appointed temporary command of Princess Royal on 9 October, 1917,[6] handing command back to John Donald Kelly less than 3 months later.

He was appointed command of the dreadnought Superb on 2 February, 1918.[7]

Post-War

Drury-Lowe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 19 February, 1920, vice Caulfeild.[8] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the retired List on the Retired List on 12 August, 1925.[9]

Drury-Lowe died at St. Annes-on-Sea of heart failure on 24 January, 1945 aged seventy-three. He left a widow, Clare, of 103 Hamilton Terrace, London, N.W.8. He was cremated privately on 26 January.[10]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 26356. p. 7551. 23 December, 1892.
  2. London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 4. 2 January, 1903.
  3. Cd. 3275.
  4. London Gazette: no. 28263. p. 4857. 25 June, 1909.
  5. Navy List (December, 1916). p. 399k-l.
  6. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  7. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  8. London Gazette: no. 31802. p. 2463. 2 March, 1920.
  9. London Gazette: no. 33077. p. 5563. 21 August, 1925.
  10. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Friday, 26 January, 1945. Issue 50051, col A, pg. 1.

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Friday, 26 January, 1945. Issue 50051, col A, pg. 1.
  • "Vice-Admiral S. R. Drury-Lowe" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 27 January, 1945. Issue 50052, col D, pg. 6.

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