Gervase Boswell Middleton
Life & Career
Middleton was appointed to Queen Elizabeth from 1915 to 1917.
Middleton won the Ogilvy Medal for the year 1918 after claiming first place in the examination to qualify for Torpedo Lieutenant. In 1918, Middleton was appointed as torpedo officer in the battleship Resolution.
Middleton was Nelson's first torpedo officer upon her commissioning in 1927.
In 1938, Middleton was appointed in command of the light cruiser Aurora, where he was Flag Captain to Admiral Tom Philips.
World War II
Middleton was appointed in command of the battleship Revenge in January, 1943.
Middleton was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1945.
From 1946 to 1950, Middleton was appointed Admiral Superintendent of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.
Middleton was promoted to the rank of Admiral (retired) in 1952.
- Service Records
- Obituary in The Times, 13 June, 1961, P. 14 55106 E.
- Tribute from Hugh Clausen in The Times, 14 June, 1961, P. 14 55107 E.
John F. B. Carslake
|Deputy Director of Torpedoes and Mining
10 Feb, 1936
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
|Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
20 Apr, 1938 – 22 Jan, 1940
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Henry C. Phillips
|Director of Torpedoes and Mining
Feb, 1942 – Nov, 1944
William W. Davis
L. Vaughan Morgan
|Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
Jan, 1943 – Aug, 1943
St. J. Cronyn
George V. M. Dolphin
|Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
23 Aug, 1943 – 25 Jan, 1945
The Hon. Robert A. W. J. Southwell
- The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 259.
- Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
- Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
- Cronyn Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/94/98. f. ?.