Denham Maurice Turner Bedford

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Rear-Admiral Denham Maurice Turner Bedford, Royal Navy (19 September, 1886 – 17 October, 1974) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 30 December, 1906.[1]

Gunnery Officer of Africa, Furious and Temeraire in the Grand Fleet during the First World War.

Promoted Rear-Admiral 10 August, 1938. Final address 62 Twemlow Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset. Cremated.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Julian F. C. Patterson
Captain of H.M.A.S. Brisbane
9 Oct, 1928[2]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Arthur N. Dowding
Captain of Chatham Gunnery School
2 Jan, 1933[3] – 1 May, 1935
Succeeded by
Arthur L. St. G. Lyster
Preceded by
Henry R. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Neptune
14 Dec, 1935[4] – 19 Jul, 1937
Succeeded by
John A. V. Morse
Preceded by
Ralph Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Colombo
Jul, 1937[5] – Aug, 1938[6]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Harris


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 6.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 292.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 261.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 256.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.