Hugh Cecil Robert Feilding

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Lieutenant-Commander THE HONOURABLE Hugh Cecil Robert Feilding, (30 December, 1886 – 31 May, 1916) served in the Royal Navy. One service record has his last name as Fielding, but the other, and the Navy Lists have him by the unusual spelling.

Life & Career

Feilding was the second-oldest of three sons and seven daughters of Rudolph Feilding, the Ninth Earl of Denbigh.

He was awarded the Beaufort Testimonial of 1907 and the Ronald Megaw Memorial Prize for 1908.

Feilding was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1907.

After a year and a half on staff at H.M.S. Vernon, Feilding was appointed to the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Defence as torpedo officer on 6 January, 1913 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1915.

In May, 1915, he was thanked for his ingenuity in devising, along with other officers, an extempore director firing installation in the ship.

Feilding was granted permission to visit France on 5 April 1916. He died soon thereafter when Defence was lost at the Battle of Jutland.

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