Harold William Fawcett

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Commander Harold William Fawcett, O.B.E., R.N., Retired (10 February, 1891 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a wool merchant Fawcett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 January, 1913.

On 1 September 1918, Fawcett was sent to H.M.S. Sarepta for instruction in Hydrophones.


Fawcett would spend much of 1920 being instructed in anti-submarine warfare before being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 January, 1921.

Fawcett was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 6 February, 1923.

Fawcett was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 10 February, 1931.

World War II

Mobilised 29 September 1938.

Reverted to the Retired List on 11 October 1945.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert B. Lyness
Captain of H.M.S. Auricula
20 Sep, 1918[1] – 14 Jan, 1920
Succeeded by
Lawrence F. N. Ommanney


  1. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 735.