Henry Lionel Meyrick Coxon

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Commander (retired) Henry Lionel Meyrick Coxon, R.N. (11 September, 1885 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Coxon altered his last name by Royal Warrant to "Cary" on 27 May, 1917.

Life & Career

Born in Clarence Parade, Southsea, the son of Commander Coxon, R.N..

Coxon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1908.[1]

He was appointed to the sloop Odin on 7 March, 1914, serving as first lieutenant under Commander Cathcart Romer Wason.[2] He would remain in this appointment until August, 1919, being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1916.

Now using the last name of Cary, he was briefly placed in command of Odin on 4 November, 1918 and given the temporary acting rank of Commander.

Henry Lionel Cary was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 30 June, 1920 and was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 11 September, 1925.

World War II

Cary was sent to Port Said as N.C.S.O. in 1941, vice Charlewood.

Having been battling dysentery, Cary reverted to the Retired List as medically unfit on 11 December, 1942.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Captain of H.M. T.B. 068
18 Apr, 1911 – 4 May, 1911
Succeeded by
Montague R. Bernard
Preceded by
Reginald V. Holt
Captain of H.M. T.B. 85
4 May, 1911[3] – 21 Feb, 1912
Succeeded by
Alexander Fisher
Preceded by
James S. C. Salmond
Captain of H.M.S. Odin
4 Nov, 1918 – c. Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
Gilbert G. P. Hewett


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 18.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 363.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 401.