Edwin Harold Edwards

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Captain Edwin Harold Edwards, D.S.O., Royal Navy (7 December, 1871 – 20 October, 1933) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 21 July, 1892 he was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant, dated 14 December, 1890. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1893.

Edwards was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1904.

Edwards was thanked by Messrs Vickers for his assistance in extinguishing a fire at their works in 1910.

He was placed on the Retired List "at his own request" on 12 April, 1911 and allowed to assume the rank of Captain.

In June 1914, he was lent to the Turkish Navy. It was decided that it this were to require him to become an Ottoman subject, the question of his re-instatement to the Navy List would be considered. However, he was recalled from Turkey with the Naval Mission in September 1914, arriving home on 1 October. Edwards was appointed in command of the armed yacht Lorna from October 1914 to 21 May 1915.

Edwards commanded the armed boarding steamer King Orry from 18 November 1916 to November, 1917 and was appointed a Companion of Distinguished Service Order on 23 May, 1917.

He was appointed to command the scout cruiser Boadicea in November, 1917.[1]

Married to Elizabeth Ellen Clarkesley [?] on 1 June 1899, he passed away in a London nursing home on 20 October, 1933 and was buried at Chieveley on 23 October.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Nith
17 Oct, 1905[2]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Collins
Preceded by
Charles J. Collins
Captain of H.M.S. Indus
1 Jan, 1906[3] – 1 Jan, 1908[4][5]
Succeeded by
Louis C. S. Woollcombe
Preceded by
Rowland Nugent
Captain of H.M.S. Algerine
5 Mar, 1908[6]c. 22 Feb, 1910[Inference]
Succeeded by
Alexander K. Jones
Preceded by
Arthur G. Craufurd
Captain of H.M.S. Boadicea
Nov, 1917[7] – 27 Mar, 1919[8][9]
Succeeded by
Harry W. C. Hughes


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 743.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 349.
  3. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/168. f. 181.
  4. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/168. f. 181.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 2 Jan. 1908, p. 8.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 25.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 743.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 743.
  9. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 743.