Bryan Gouthwaite Scurfield

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

As with many men born c. 1899 or later, his Service Records at The National Archives do not reflect activity between 1931 and 1939 or so.

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
Edward B. Tancock
Preceded by
Walter J. Phipps
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
Walter J. Phipps
Preceded by
Ralph Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Broke
27 Sep, 1939[3] – 7 Jul, 1941[4]
Succeeded by
Walter T. Couchman
Preceded by
James A. McCoy
Captain of H.M.S. Bedouin
8 Jul, 1941[5] – 15 Jun, 1942[6]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


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