Cyril Herbert Gordon Benson

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Rear-Admiral Cyril Herbert Gordon Benson, D.S.O.*, R.N. (17 February, 1884 – 17 March, 1974) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Borin in Myrtlehurst, Croyden, Benson gained two and a half months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Benson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 March, 1906.[1]

Benson was awarded the Shadwell Testimonial in 1910 for a survey conducted in Algerine of the area from Punta de Parinas[?] to Punto Lobos.[2]

Benson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 March, 1914.[3]

Awarded the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal in September 1916 for lifesaving at sea when a cutter met an accident on 1 November 1915.[4]

Benson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.[5]

Post-War

Benson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1924.[6]

Benson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral in January, 1936.[7]

World War II

TODO: Catalogue extensive service Reverted to Retired List on 4 March, 1947.[8]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Senior Officer, First Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
11 Nov, 1916[9] – 4 Feb, 1917[10]
Succeeded by
Hubert H. Holland
Preceded by
Charles C. Bell
Captain of H.M.S. Sherborne
15 Oct, 1921[11][12] – 20 Nov, 1923[13]
Succeeded by
Harold T. Baillie-Grohman
Preceded by
?
Commander, First Minesweeping Flotilla
15 Oct, 1921[14] – 20 Nov, 1923[15]
Succeeded by
Harold T. Baillie-Grohman
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Broke
13 Sep, 1926[16][17] – Jun, 1928[18]
Succeeded by
Bertram C. Watson
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain (D), Fourth Destroyer Flotilla
13 Sep, 1926[19] – Jun, 1928[20]
Succeeded by
Bertram C. Watson
Preceded by
Brian Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Cumberland
22 Feb, 1933[21][22] – 18 Feb, 1935[23]
Succeeded by
David J. R. Simson

Footnotes

  1. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  2. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  3. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  4. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  5. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  6. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  7. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  8. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  9. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83. This source calls it the "5th M/S Flotilla".
  10. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  11. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 811.
  13. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  14. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  15. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 219.
  17. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  18. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  19. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  20. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  21. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 227.
  23. Benson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/318. f. 83.