Joseph Gordon Walsh

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Captain (retired) Joseph Gordon Walsh, R.N. (18 March, 1882 – 7 July, 1939) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend Robert Walsh was born in Dublin and his father died some time after he joined the Navy.

On 6 November 1902, Walsh was reported to have, with others, created a disturbance in the tea room of R.N. College, Portsmouth and causing damage to an extent exceeding seven pounds.

On 2 October 1903, he was invalided from the third class protected cruiser Barracouta, having constitutional syphilis.

Walsh was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 March, 1904.

Walsh was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 March, 1912.

Walsh was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.

Walsh was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Philomel on 5 August, 1920.[1]

Walsh was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 18 July, 1922 and was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 18 March, 1927.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles J. Kelly
Captain of H.M.S. Philomel
5 Aug, 1920[2] – 1 Jan, 1923
Succeeded by
Francis N. Miles

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 953-8.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 953-8.