John Reginald Hughes D'Aeth

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Commander John Reginald Hughes D'Aeth, (7 February, 1899 – 7 July, 1940) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Prison[?] Governor Captain R. H. D'Aeth.[1]

He went direct to sea upon outbreak of the war, serving as a Midshipman in Charybdis, Zealandia and Hindustan before joining the convoy sloop Chrysanthemum as a Sub-Lieutenant in 1918.[2]

D'Aeth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1919.[3]

D'Aeth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1927.[4]

D'Aeth was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1934.[5][6]

World War II

Appointed to the light cruiser Gloucester as executive officer on 11 June, 1938,[7] D'Aeth was apparently among the eighteen men killed when she was struck by Italian bombers in the Mediterranean on 7 July, 1940.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sydney M. Raw
Captain of H.M.S. H 52
14 Jun, 1925[8][9] – 14 Oct, 1926[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John D. de M. Leathes
Captain of H.M.S. H 44
14 Oct, 1926[11] – 18 Nov, 1926[12]
Succeeded by
Reginald R. Helbert
Preceded by
Edward M. C. Barraclough
Captain of H.M.S. L 56
15 Apr, 1929[13][14] – 15 Nov, 1929[15]
Succeeded by
George C. P. Menzies
Preceded by
Jocelyn S. Bethell
Captain of H.M.S. Regent
15 Mar, 1932[16] – 11 Jun, 1934[17]
Succeeded by
Guy Grantham

Footnotes

  1. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  2. "Obituaries." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48672.
  3. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  4. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  5. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 21.
  6. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  7. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  8. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 243. Written as 1924, but seemingly an error.
  10. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  11. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  12. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  13. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), 4 Apr. 1929, p. 6.
  14. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  15. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  16. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.
  17. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/121/160. f. 160.