Stuart Elton Holder

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Captain (retired) Stuart Elton Holder (12 February, 1884 – 18 July, 1951) was an officer in the Royal Navy. His first name is sometimes offered as Stewart.[1]

Life & Career

Born in Tiverton, Devon. His father was a Captain in the King's Hussars, but died some time after Stuart entered the Navy.

Holder was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1905.

Holder was appointed in command of the destroyer Flirt on 8 November, 1912.[2]

Holder was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1913.

Holder was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1918.

Post-War

Holder was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 12 February, 1930.

World War II

Among other appointments, Holder served as Captain of Arbella and as R.N.O., Boston vice Humphreys from 15 February, 1944 to August, 1945.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter Wood
Captain of H.M. T.B. 76
12 Jan, 1906[3] – 26 Mar, 1907[Inference]
Succeeded by
Henry V. Hudson
Preceded by
Richard M. King
Captain of H.M.S. Hardy
25 Aug, 1909[4] – 22 Feb, 1910[5][6]
Succeeded by
Charles L. Fox
Preceded by
Charles C. Dix
Captain of H.M.S. Cygnet
22 Feb, 1910 – Aug, 1910[7]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Cater
Preceded by
Arthur M. Lecky
Captain of H.M.S. Panther
22 Nov, 1910[8] – 7 Oct, 1911
Succeeded by
Claude A. Rombulow-Pearse
Preceded by
Robert F. Veasey
Captain of H.M.S. Gipsy
9 Oct, 1911[9] – Nov, 1912
Succeeded by
John J. C. Ridley
Preceded by
John P. Landon
Captain of H.M.S. Flirt
8 Nov, 1912[10] – 15 Apr, 1913
Succeeded by
Robert H. Coppinger
Preceded by
Claude P. Hermon-Hodge
Captain of H.M.S. Cornflower
13 Apr, 1923[11] – Mar, 1925
Succeeded by
Evelyn T. Wickham
Preceded by
Douglas Faviell
Captain of H.M.S. Saumarez
23 Aug, 1926[12] – 28 Aug, 1928
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Harris
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
late 1928
Succeeded by
Richard M. Welby

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 352.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 313-5.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 399.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 324.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 324.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 324.
  7. Rest of date not legible in his Service Record.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 352.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 319.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 313-5.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 228.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1928). p. 267.