Cyril Beauchamp Hampshire

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Commander (retired) Cyril Beauchamp Hampshire (24 July, 1874 – 24 September, 1956) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a reverend in Torquay, Hampshire gained four months' seniority on passing out of Britannia.[1]

Hampshire was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1896.[2]

Hampshire was appointed to Fearless in the Mediterranean on 26 November, 1901. On 29 October, 1903 he was appointed to Blenheim on the China Station on account of "unsatisfy conduct & genl behaviour reported by Cdr. Vaughan Lewes to C-in-C."[3]

Hampshire was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1904. He served as first officer in Venus from June 1906 to August, 1908.[4]

Hampshire's next appointment was in Achilles as first officer, commencing 9 February, 1909. Hampshire received a dismal review from Captain William Nicholson in the armoured cruiser Achilles, who requested Hampshire's removal from the ship on account of his being "lazy & incompetent" and having "no command of men." Hampshire was accordingly superseded on 20 December, 1909.[5]

Hampshire was placed on the Retired List on 18 July, 1910.[6]

Hampshire served in the battleship Albion from the Test Mobilisation through her paying off on 18 January, 1916.[7]

On 23 May 1915, Hampshire received a bullet wound at the Dardanelles, the projectile striking him near his right collarbone.[8]

Hampshire was promoted to the rank of Commander on 12 July, 1915.[9]

He commanded the seaplane carrier Ark Royal from June 1916 to August, 1917. On 8 August, 1917, he was appointed to the first class protected cruiser St. George. On 23 August, 1917, Hampshire responded with "skill and bravery" following an explosion aboard the fleet messenger S.S. Pebble.[10]

Hampshire served in St. George until 7 August, 1919.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert H. Clark-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Ark Royal
3 Jun, 1916[12] – 8 Aug, 1917
Succeeded by
Henry N. Gilbert

Footnotes

  1. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  2. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  3. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  4. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  5. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  6. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  7. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  8. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  9. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  10. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  11. Hampshire Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/22. f. 24.
  12. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391k.