Edward Douglas Wyndham Lawford

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Commander (retired) Edward Douglas Wyndham Lawford, D.S.O., R.N. (20 February, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Lawford apparently did not enter the navy via Britannia. His first appointment is noted as being in Archer from 1 October, 1912. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (supplementary) on 1 April, 1913 and made first officer in October 1913, staying with Archer until she reduced on 4 March, 1915.

Lawford was placed on the Retired List as unfit on 30 July, 1919. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 1 April, 1921.

Lawford was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 26 February, 1929.

World War II

Lawford received a D.S.O. for taking a convoy to Northern Russia in the face of relentless submarine and air attack.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Conyngham C. Dennison
Captain of H.M. T.B. 16
24 Jun, 1916[1] – 25 Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Egerton
Preceded by
John A. P. Legh
Captain of H.M.S. Rother
25 Jan, 1917 – 26 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
Ernest M. Hawkins
Preceded by
Harold O. Joyce
Captain of H.M.S. Contest
26 Jun, 1917 – 18 Jul, 1917
Succeeded by
Richard B. England
Preceded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Captain of H.M.S. Lydiard
18 Jul, 1917[2] – 10 Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
Torkel Lundholm
Preceded by
Francis E. H. G. Hobart
Captain of H.M.S. Ulster
10 Apr, 1918 – 5 Oct, 1918
Succeeded by
John A. P. Legh
Preceded by
Walter O. H. Lambert
Captain of H.M.S. Pasley
25 Mar, 1919[3] – 2 Sep, 1919
Succeeded by
Harold P. Keeley


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 400.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395i.
  3. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 861.