Thomas Charles Carpenter Bolster

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Captain (retired) Thomas Charles Carpenter Bolster, D.S.O., R.N. (17 August, 1885 – 19 August, 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bolster was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1907.[1]

Bolster was qualified as an Interpreter in German in April of 1910, first drawing comment for this skill in 1909.[2]

Bolster was appointed in command of the destroyer Lightning on 12 December, 1911.[3]

Great War

Bolster was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 September, 1915.[4]

He was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Marksman on 19 April, 1918.[5]

Post-War

Bolster was appointed in command of the patrol boat PC 73 on 13 November, 1919.[6]

Bolster was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1919.[7]

Bolster was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 1 October, 1931.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edmond A. B. Stanley
Captain of H.M.S. Lightning
12 Dec, 1911[9] – 5 Dec, 1914[10]
Succeeded by
James R. C. Cavendish
Preceded by
Guy O. Lydekker
Captain of H.M. T.B. 19
20 Jan, 1915[11][12] – 8 Sep, 1915[13]
Succeeded by
Richard M. Welby
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Tyrant
22 Jun, 1917[14][15] – 19 Apr, 1918[16]
Succeeded by
John M. Porter
Preceded by
John M. Porter
Captain of H.M.S. Marksman
19 Apr, 1918[17][18] – 13 Nov, 1919[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Kenneth M. Bruce
Captain of H.M.S. PC 73
13 Nov, 1919[20][21] – 6 May, 1921[22]
Succeeded by
Gordon C. Steele
Preceded by
James V. Creagh
Captain of H.M.S. Viscount
6 May, 1921[23] – 2 Jun, 1922[24]
Succeeded by
Colin S. Thomson
Preceded by
Alfred E. Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Vectis
2 Jun, 1922[25] – Nov, 1922[26]
Succeeded by
Walter F. Smithwick
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Valorous
5 Nov, 1922[27][28] – 1 May, 1923[29]
Succeeded by
James R. C. Cavendish
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Wren
5 Oct, 1923[30][31] – 9 Feb, 1925[32]
Succeeded by
John D. Harvey
Preceded by
John D. Harvey
Captain of H.M.S. Volunteer
9 Feb, 1925[33][34] – 1 Apr, 1926[35]
Succeeded by
Henry M. Coombs
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Seawolf
3 Jul, 1926[36] – 31 Dec, 1927[37]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. Arbuthnot
Preceded by
Frederick C. Bradley
Captain of H.M.S. Winchester
29 Apr, 1930[38] – 23 Mar, 1931[39]
Succeeded by
Henry M. Coombs

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
  2. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 339.
  4. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 842.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 822.
  7. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  8. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 339.
  10. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  11. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 400.
  13. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  14. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398o.
  16. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  17. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 842.
  19. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  20. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 822.
  22. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  23. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  24. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  25. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  26. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 826.
  28. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  29. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  30. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 291.
  32. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  33. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 285.
  34. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  35. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  36. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  37. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  38. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  39. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.