Hector Richard Monro

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Lieutenant-Commander Hector Richard Monro (18 May, 1885 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Monro was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1907.

Monro was appointed to the armoured cruiser Warrior on 12 November, 1914. In 1915, he was reported for excessive consumption of wine and told that further reports of this kind would be accompanied by serious consequences. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1915. He served in Warrior through the Battle of Jutland and survived her sinking, but lingering reports of his intemperate habits followed him.

Monro was appointed to Albion to act as her gunnery officer on 20 July, 1916. The ship's captain reported favorably on his drinking habits and was satisfied with his work, which had grown to include executive officer duties, being given the acting rank of Commander. He was invalided on 26 August 1918 with mental debility.

On 21 October 1918, he was appointed to H.M.S. Queen as first officer.

Monro was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 8 October, 1920.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Aylmer N. G. Firebrace
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 79
Captain of H.M. T.B. 079
13 Jan, 1908[1] – 3 May, 1910
Succeeded by
Ambrose T. N. Abbay


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.