George Douglas Jephson

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Commander George Douglas Jephson, R.N. (18 January, 1876 – 7 February, 1916) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Ayott, St. Peter's Rectory, the son of Reverend H. Jephson.

Jephson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1898.

Jephson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1909.

Jephson was appointed to the light cruiser Dartmouth on the East Indies Station in August, 1913. He was in her until she paid off on 30 June, 1915 and word was sent that he was returning to England in Arcadian, unfit, on 12 July. He was admitted to Haslar on 22 July, with Beri-beri in his kidneys. He underwent a series of hospitalisations and never regained his health.

On 9 January, 1916, a telegram was sent to indicate he was "dangerously ill". He died at Cimiez on 7 February, 1916.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Luxmoore
Captain of H.M.S. Sharpshooter
10 Nov, 1908[1] – 1 Jan, 1910
Succeeded by
Reginald Henniker-Heaton
Preceded by
Frederick D. Gilpin-Brown
Captain of H.M.S. Challenger
1 Nov, 1912 – Aug, 1913
Succeeded by
Charles P. Beaty-Pownall


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 375.