John Bostock

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Commander (retired) John Bostock, D.S.C. (24 April, 1897 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Curiously, Bostock is listed in The Times as qualifying to join two different terms at Royal Naval College, Osborne: January, 1910[1] and January, 1911.[2] I am assuming that he entered with the later term.

Bostock was appointed to the Cornwall at the outbreak of war, but moved to the battleship H.M.S. Warspite in March, 1915. He fought in her at the Battle of Jutland, and on 7 June, 1916 was appointed to the destroyer Attack though he was transferred to the destroyer Medway around on month later.

Bostock served in Medway through the remainder of the war, being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1918.

Bostock was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1926.

Bostock retired at the rank of Commander on account of age on 24 April, 1942.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ronald Langton-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Cicala
9 Jan, 1928[3] – Jan, 1930
Succeeded by
Arthur A. Havers
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Basilisk
2 May, 1931[4] – 29 Aug, 1932
Succeeded by
Roland F. B. Swinley
Preceded by
David J. R. Simson
Captain of H.M.S. Vanquisher
5 Apr, 1933 – 4 May, 1933
Succeeded by
Henry J. Haynes
Preceded by
Cecil H. J. Harcourt
Captain of H.M.S. Wessex
4 May, 1933 – 5 Jul, 1933
Succeeded by
John Bostock
Preceded by
Richard F. Jolly
Captain of H.M.S. Volunteer
5 Jul, 1933 – 1933
Succeeded by
Hugh Gartside-Tippinge
Preceded by
Humphrey M. Robson
Captain of H.M.S. Whitley
c. Aug, 1933 – 28 Oct, 1933
Succeeded by
Eric H. Dyke
Preceded by
John Bostock
Captain of H.M.S. Wessex
28 Oct, 1933
Succeeded by
Thomas J. N. Hilken
Preceded by
Reginald M. Servaes
Captain of H.M.S. Fermoy
late Mar, 1934
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Pears
Preceded by
Frederick R. G. Maunsell
Captain of H.M.S. Whitehall
1 Oct, 1934 – late 1934
Succeeded by
John M. Rodgers
Preceded by
William D. G. Weir
Captain of H.M.S. Vanoc
3 Sep, 1935[5]
Succeeded by
Robert St. V. Sherbrooke
Preceded by
John M. Rodgers
Captain of H.M.S. Whitehall
21 Feb, 1938
Succeeded by
Frederick J. C. Halahan
Preceded by
Ninian G. R. Crawford
Captain of H.M.S. Scimitar
May, 1938
Succeeded by
Mark Thornton
Preceded by
Donald K. Bain
Captain of H.M.S. Valorous
3 Apr, 1939 – 6 May, 1939
Succeeded by
Edward Mack
Preceded by
Ernest C. Coats
Captain of H.M.S. Escort
31 Jul, 1939 – 11 Jul, 1940
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Howard S. Jeans
as Captain of U.S.S. Aulick
Captain of H.M.S. Burnham
9 Oct, 1940 – 5 Feb, 1942
Succeeded by
Thomas Taylor

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships in the Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 24, 1909; pg. 4; Issue 39151.
  2. "Royal Naval College, Osborne." The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 23, 1910; pg. 21; Issue 39463.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 225.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 217.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 282.