Hilary Poland Mead

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Commander (retired) Hilary Poland Mead, R.N. (10 July, 1888 – 30 November, 1961) was an officer in the Royal Navy. He would specialise in wireless telegraphy.

Life & Career

Born in Dulwich.

Mead was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1909.

Mead was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 1 in on 13 October, 1914.[1] From mid-February 1915, he provided wireless telegraphy expertise to the Second Battle Squadron and the Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron.

Mead was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1917.

Mead was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1929.

Mead served as the editor of The Mariner's Mirror from 1946 until 1954.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick T. de M. Morgan
Captain of H.M. T.B. 1
13 Oct, 1914[2] – 15 Feb, 1915
Succeeded by
Godfrey R. Chambers
Preceded by
Nigel de G. Waymouth
In Charge, Chatham Signal School
23 Aug, 1939[3]
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 131.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 131.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 1442.