Cecil Eustace Tooth

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Commander (retired) Cecil Eustace Tooth, R.N. (4 January, 1889 – 26 August, 1941) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Tooth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 April, 1910.

Tooth spent much of the Great War in H.M.S. Queen. He was first appointed to the ship for the Test Mobilisation and became her torpedo officer on 22 October, 1914 when a vacancy opened. While still with the ship, on 13 October, 1917, he commenced torpedo duties on the staff of the Commodore Commanding, British Adriatic Force.

Tooth was appointed to Vernon on 13 April, 1918 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 April.

Tooth was promoted to the rank of Commander on 6 May, 1931.

Tooth would become a Reverend, perhaps in 1937.

World War II

Tooth was appointed to a staff position at H.M.S. Vernon on 24 August, 1939. After a bout of tonsillitis, he was superseded on 21 July, 1941. He was removed from a dangerously ill list on 10 August, 1941 but died of a rectal abscess on 26 (or 27) August.

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