Gerald Louis Saurin
Life & Career
The son of a Colonel M. Saurin, Gerald Saurin placed first of sixty successful candidates following examinations held on 12 June and successive days and received a naval cadetship for the July 1894 term at H.M.S. Britannia.
Saurin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 6 November, 1901.
Saurin was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 August, 1912. He retired 8 April, 1913.
Appointed in command of the gunboat Excellent from 4 May, 1915 to 27 October, 1916, Saurin participated in the bombardment of the Belgian coast from August to November 1915.
A promotion to Captain (retired) dated 11 November 1918 was cancelled at Saurin's own request, oddly.
Sidney J. Meyrick
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 71
10 Jul, 1900
Harold N. Watson
- "Cadetships In The Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 13, 1894; pg. 8; Issue 34315.