Harold Granville Grenfell
Life & Career
Born in Rugby, the son of A. D. Graham, Esq..
Grenfell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January, 1890.
By 1892, Grenfell was noted as being conversant to some degree in French and Spanish.
Grenfell was promoted to the rank of Commander in June, 1904.
By 1909, Grenfell had also gained some command of Russian, Italian and Portuguese.
Grenfell was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Captain on 11 January, 1920.
|Captain of H.M.S. Grasshopper
10 Apr, 1902 – 13 Jan, 1903
Samuel M. Agnew
Charles H. Umfreville
|Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
13 Jan, 1903 – 30 Jun, 1904
Edgar R. Morant
|Captain of H.M.S. Waveney
14 Jul, 1904 – Aug, 1904[Inference]
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
William G. Howard
|Captain of H.M.S. Cherwell
2 Oct, 1905 – 20 Nov, 1906
William F. Benwell
Aubrey C. H. Smith
|Royal Navy Naval Attaché at St. Petersburg
1 Apr, 1912 – Oct, 1917
Francis A. N. Cromie
as Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Petrograd
- The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 262.
- The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 246.
- The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 294.
- The Navy List. (January, 1918). p. 1817.