John Edmund Power Bickford

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Commander (retired) John Edmund Power Bickford (2 August, 1879 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

His father was Andrew K. Bickford, R.N..

Life & Career

Born in Southsea.

Bickford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1902.[1]

He qualified as an Interpreter in French.

Bickford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1910.


Bickford was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 4 November, 1923.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur L. Popham
Captain of H.M.S. Avon
May, 1907[2] – 20 Mar, 1909
Succeeded by
Cecil R. Hemans
Preceded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Captain of H.M.S. Bat
20 Mar, 1909[3] – 18 Oct, 1909
Succeeded by
Eric Q. Carter
Preceded by
Vivian R. Brandon
Captain of H.M.S. Bramble
31 Jul, 1915[4] – 1 Feb, 1918
Succeeded by
Hugh B. Worsley
Preceded by
Valentine Searles-Wood
Captain of H.M.S. Dee
Jun, 1918 – Oct, 1918
Succeeded by
Max A. Chapman
Preceded by
Herbert MacI. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. Glasgow
31 Jul, 1919 – 13 Sep, 1919
Succeeded by
William G. A. Kennedy


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 7.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 281.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 282.
  4. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391w.