Guy Waterhouse Hallifax

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Rear-Admiral Guy Waterhouse Hallifax, C.M.G., Royal Navy (21 June, 1884 – 28 March, 1941) served in the Royal Navy.

I believe he was the son of Captain John Salwey Hallifax, and the older brother to Ronald Hamilton Curzon Hallifax, who eventually became a Vice-Admiral.

Life & Career

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1905. On 25 April 1906, he was admitted to Portland Hospital with a dislocated collarbone. He recuperated, unemployed, until being declared fit on 22 June. He was sent back to his previous appointment in the battleship H.M.S. Albemarle. He primarily served at the torpedo training school H.M.S. Vernon except for some time serving as torpedo officer in the battleships Formidable and King Edward VII in 1910-11.[1]

Hallifax was again appointed to the torpedo training school H.M.S. Vernon for wireless telegraphy duties from October 1911 to April, 1912.[2]

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1913.[3] Upon the outbreak of war, he initially spent some time at Vernon before being appointed to the dreadnought H.M.S. Ajax as torpedo officer on 4 January, 1915. After serving in her at the Battle of Jutland, where she was not able to contribute much to the fighting, he was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1917 and re-appointed in the ship, although it had been considered that he should tour wireless stations with a view of improving their efficiency through standardisation. He remained in Ajax, however, until being appointed to the Portsmouth Signal School for torpedo duties in April 1918.[4]

On 29 April, 1918, Hallifax was admitted to Haslar Hospital for syphilis type II. He was repeatedly discharged and re-admitted through 18 June. Sent to Mauritius to oversee a wireless station, he lost the apparatus at sea on 2 September 1918. He was ordered to return to England to collect more stores when "satisfied with progress at Abu Zatal". He left Port Said on 17 September. Upon arriving back in Britain, he was again sent to Haslar for syphilis. This treatment again required multiple re-admissions.[5]

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1924.[6]

Hallifax was appointed in command of the light cruiser Carlisle in August, 1926. He incurred the displeasure of the Admiralty when he lost secret documents he left in his cabin while in command of the cruiser.[7]

In August, 1932, Hallifax was appointed in command of the battleship Malaya. At the end of the year, he would be re-appointed in this capacity, and become flag captain and temporary Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Horton.[8]

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 October, 1935 and was placed on the Retired List the next day.[9]

World War II

Hallifax died in an aircraft accident on 28 March, 1941.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Captain of H.M. T.B. 33
14 Jul, 1904[11] – 3 Jan, 1905[12]
Succeeded by
Charles Davidge
Preceded by
Robert S. MacFarlan
Captain of H.M.S. Carlisle
12 Aug, 1926[13][14] – 8 Oct, 1928[15]
Succeeded by
Guy L. Coleridge
Preceded by
James M. Pipon
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Paris
15 Oct, 1928[16] – 15 Oct, 1931[17]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
James S. C. Salmond
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
16 Aug, 1932[18][19] – Apr, 1934[20]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Buckley
Preceded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Director of the Signal Department
1 Oct, 1934[21] – 31 Oct, 1935[22]
Succeeded by
Philip F. Glover

Footnotes

  1. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/67. f. 35.
  2. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/67. f. 35.
  3. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  4. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/67. f. 35.
  5. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/67. f. 35.
  6. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  7. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/67. f. 35.
  8. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/67. f. 35.
  9. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/67. f. 35.
  10. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/67. f. 35.
  11. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  12. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 222.
  14. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  15. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  16. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  17. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 254.
  19. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  20. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  21. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  22. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.