Alfred Fletcher Coplestone-Boughey

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Commander Alfred Fletcher Coplestone-Boughey, (29 June, 1883 – 31 May, 1916) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Wolverhaught.

Coplestone-Boughey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1903.

Coplestone-Boughey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1911.

Coplestone-Boughey was briefly appointed to the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Euryalus at the outset of the war, but was moved to armoured cruiser H.M.S. Defence as Navigating Officer in October 1914. He was promoted while serving in this, his last appointment, to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915, as he would die in the cruiser at the Battle of Jutland.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Clive C. H. Maitland-Addison
Captain of H.M. T.B. 57
21 Jul, 1903[1] – 18 Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
Reginald Gregory
Preceded by
Alfred H. Norman
Captain of H.M.S. Plucky
10 Mar, 1914 – Jul, 1914
Succeeded by
George L. H. Dean
as Captain of H.M.S. Banterer


  1. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.