Henry Lockhart St. John Fancourt

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Captain Henry Lockhart St. John Fancourt, D.S.O. (1 April, 1900 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Army Colonel St. F. Fancourt, C.B..

Fancourt served in the battlecruiser Princess Royal from 1 January, 1916, probably being in her at the Battle of Jutland.[1]

Fancourt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1920.[2]

Fancourt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1928.[3]

Fancourt was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1933. An appointment in command of the light cruiser Diomede vice Farquhar dated 8 May 1936 was cancelled.[4]

World War II

Fancourt was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1940.[5]

Placed on the Retired List on 7 January, 1950.[6]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John H. Bowen
Captain of H.M.S. Weston
c. 15 Jun, 1937[7] – 5 Sep, 1938[8]
Succeeded by
Alastair G. Davidson
Preceded by
John A. Barter
Captain of H.M.S. Dundalk
20 Jul, 1937[9]c. Sep, 1937[10]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. I. Kirkpatrick
Preceded by
George T. Philip
Captain of H.M.S. Argus
15 Jan, 1943[11][12] – 6 Oct, 1943[13]
Succeeded by
Villiers N. Surtees

Footnotes

  1. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  2. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  3. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  4. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  5. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  6. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  7. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  8. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  9. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  10. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  11. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.
  12. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  13. Fancourt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/43. f. 43.