Richard Frank Jolly

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Commander Richard Frank Jolly, G.C. (28 August, 1896 – 16 October, 1939) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Jolly's father, a lang agent, was deceased by the time Richard joined the Royal Navy as part of a special emergency term taken into the Training Establishment in September 1914. He was appointed to Princess Royal on 1 May 1915 and fought in her at the Battle of Jutland. In August 1917, he was appointed to a Torpedo Control course at H.M.S. Vernon, and then to the destroyer Foxhound on 16 September.[1]

In mid-May 1918 he was appointed to Atherstone for instruction in minesweeping.[2]

Jolly was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on an adjusted date of 15 December, 1918.[3]

Jolly was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1926.[4]

Jolly was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1932.[5]

World War II

Jolly was graverrly wounded while in command of the destroyer Mohawk during an air raid on the Firth of Forth on 16 October, 1939. Having brought his damaged ship back to port, he died ashore at the Royal Naval Hospital, Port Edgar.[6]

See Also

Bibliography

  • Fallen Officers The Times. Wed Oct 18 1939, p. 11.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Roland F. B. Swinley
Captain of H.M.S. Rowena
19 Apr, 1927[7][8] – 24 Mar, 1928[9]
Succeeded by
Harold W. Seaman
Preceded by
Bernard A. W. Warburton-Lee
Captain of H.M.S. Walpole
5 Apr, 1928[10][11]c. Apr, 1929[12]
Succeeded by
Richard F. Jolly
Preceded by
Frederick A. Richardson
Captain of H.M.S. Vivien
c. Apr, 1929[13] – 3 Nov, 1929[14]
Succeeded by
William D. G. Weir
Preceded by
Richard F. Jolly
Captain of H.M.S. Walpole
4 Nov, 1929[15] – 12 Apr, 1930[16]
Succeeded by
Eric B. K. Stevens
Preceded by
John R. N. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Volunteer
12 Apr, 1930[17]
Succeeded by
John Bostock
Preceded by
Theodore F. A. Voysey
Captain of H.M.S. Whitshed
c. May, 1930[18][Inference] – 27 Apr, 1931[19]
Succeeded by
William P. Stocker
Preceded by
Geoffrey C. Fryer
Captain of H.M.S. Beagle
27 Apr, 1931[20] – Mar, 1932[21]
Succeeded by
Michael W. Ewart-Wentworth
Preceded by
Michael W. Ewart-Wentworth
Captain of H.M.S. Winchelsea
Mar, 1932[22] – 8 Aug, 1932[23]
Succeeded by
Frank H. P. Maurice
Preceded by
Jack C. Bacon
Captain of H.M.S. Marshal Soult
17 Jan, 1938[24] – 14 Jul, 1938[25]
Succeeded by
Percy F. P. Wood
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Mohawk
12 Jul, 1938[26][27] – 16 Oct, 1939
Succeeded by
Denis G. D. Hall-Wright

Footnotes

  1. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  2. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  3. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  4. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  5. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  6. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  7. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  8. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), 28 Feb. 1927, p. 19.
  9. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  10. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 286.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 11, 1929; pg. 10; Issue 45174.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 11, 1929; pg. 10; Issue 45174.
  14. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122. This date is hard to read.
  15. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Nov 13, 1929; pg. 20; Issue 45359.
  16. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  17. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Mar 04, 1930; pg. 26; Issue 45452.
  18. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  19. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 217.
  21. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  22. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  23. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  24. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  25. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1938; pg. 18; Issue 48042.
  26. Jolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/122. f. 122.
  27. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 309.