Oswald Wykeham Cornwallis

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Captain THE HONOURABLE Oswald Wykeham Cornwallis, O.B.E., R.N. (16 March, 1894 – 28 January, 1974) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of (from 1927) the Right Honourable Lord Cornwallis.

Cornwallis was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1915.[1]

Cornwallis was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1923.[2]

Cornwallis was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1928.[3]

Cornwallis commanded the cruiser Hawkins after a period in command of the Resolution as she idled at one fifth complement.

Cornwallis was placed on the Retired List at the rank of Captain on 16 March, 1944.[4]

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Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Augustine W. S. Agar
Captain of H.M.S. Scarborough
21 May, 1933[5] – 19 Nov, 1935[6]
Succeeded by
Francis R. Baxter
Preceded by
Robert D. Oliver
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
12 Mar, 1936[7][8] – 5 Oct, 1936[9]
Succeeded by
Lionel A. D. Sturdee
Preceded by
James W. Rivett-Carnac
Captain of H.M.S. Coventry
5 Oct, 1936[10] – 12 Apr, 1937[11]
Succeeded by
Desmond N. C. Tufnell
Preceded by
Francis R. Baxter
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
3 May, 1938[12] – 9 Sep, 1938[13]
Succeeded by
Oswald W. Cornwallis
Preceded by
Henry J. Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Despatch
12 Oct, 1938[14] – 19 Oct, 1938[15]
Succeeded by
Leonard C. Windsor
Preceded by
Oswald W. Cornwallis
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
20 Oct, 1938[16] – 14 Feb, 1939[17]
Succeeded by
Frank D. Morris
Preceded by
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Deputy Director of Naval Equipment
11 Dec, 1943[18] – 13 Aug, 1945[19]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  2. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  3. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  4. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 273.
  6. Baxter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/137. f. 137.
  7. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  8. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), 12 Mar. 1936, p. 19.
  9. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  10. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  11. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  12. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  13. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  14. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  15. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  16. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  17. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  18. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.
  19. Cornwallis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/85. f. 87.