Edward Gerald Hyslop Bellars

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Edward Gerald Hyslop Bellars, C.B. (10 July, 1894 – 4 October, 1955) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a (the?) Vicar of Margate, who was deceased by the time Edward joined the Training Establishment on 15 May, 1907. He passed out on 15 January, 1912 and was appointed to the pre-dreadnought battleship Britannia, in which he served until 13 September 1914 when he was to join the battleship Albemarle. Of 7 April, 1915 he commenced duty with the Royal Naval Air Service.[1]

Bellars was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant at an adjusted date of 15 December, 1915.[2]

Bellars was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1923. He was appointed to Nelson as gunnery officer on 1 March, 1926.[3]

Bellars was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1928.[4]

Bellars served as Fleet Gunnery Officer aboard H.M.S. Nelson from 16 July, 1932 until being superseded by George Devereux Belben, dated 15 November, 1933.[5][6]

Bellars was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1935.[7]

World War II

In 1943-44, he was hospitalised.

Bellars was placed on the Retired List on 2 January, 1945 and was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 March, 1946.[8]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Fleet Gunnery Officer, Home Fleet
16 Jul, 1932[9] – 15 Nov, 1933
Succeeded by
George D. Belben
Preceded by
Guy L. Warren
Captain of H.M.S. Galatea
1 Jun, 1938[10][11] – 27 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
Brian B. Schofield
Preceded by
Charles S. Daniel
Director of Plans
26 Jul, 1941[12] – 12 Mar, 1942[13]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Lambe
Preceded by
Alfred S. Russell
Captain of H.M.S. Norfolk
12 Mar, 1942 – 26 May, 1943
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Litchfield-Speer

Footnotes

  1. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.
  2. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.
  3. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.
  4. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.
  5. "Fleet Gunnery Officer." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Nov 14, 1933; pg. 19; Issue 46601.
  6. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.
  7. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.
  8. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 255.
  10. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.
  11. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  12. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.
  13. Bellars Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/130. f. 132.