Humphry Collis Woolrych

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Commander (retired) Humphry Collis Woolrych, (22 August, 1893 – ) served in the Royal Navy. The National Archives had his first name as "Humphrey", but I see the more unusual spelling actually written in his Service Records and the Navy List.

Life & Career

The son of Major H. Woolrych of the Indian Army.

Woolrych was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1915.

Woolrych was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1923.

Woolrych was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander on 12 October, 1936 and took up work as the Passive Defence Officer at Chatham.

World War II

Commanded Edinburgh Castle and another illegible vessel.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John M. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. P23
Jan, 1918[1] – 14 Dec, 1918[2]
Succeeded by
Harry H. Dring
Preceded by
George C. Lang
Superintendent of Anti-Gas Training, Chatham
4 May, 1932[3]
Succeeded by
James W. Wilson

Footnotes

  1. Woolrych Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/130. f. ?.
  2. Woolrych Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/130. f. ?.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 261.