Bryan Gouthwaite Scurfield

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Commander Bryan Gouthwaite Scurfield, (7 August, 1902 – 11 April, 1945) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Scurfield's skills in French earned him the Ryder Memorial Prize as a Sub-Lieutenant.

Scurfield was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1926.

Scurfield was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1934.[Fact Check]

Scurfield was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1938.

Scurfield was killed by strafing from Allied aircraft while a prisoner of war.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Bruce B. Junor
Captain of H.M.S. Skate
3 Jan, 1935[1]
Succeeded by
William S. Thomas
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Hunter
? – 28 May, 1937
Succeeded by
Alfred C. Behague
Preceded by
Rupert St. A. Malleson
Captain of H.M.S. Active
Jun, 1937[2]
Succeeded by
Errol C. L. Turner
Preceded by
Ralph Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Broke
27 Sep, 1939 – 7 Jul, 1941
Succeeded by
Walter T. Couchman
Preceded by
James A. McCoy
Captain of H.M.S. Bedouin
8 Jul, 1941 – 15 Jun, 1942
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 275.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 213.