Ronald Megaw

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Midshipman Ronald Megaw, R.N. (23 December, 1886 – 11 November, 1904) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Megaw passed out of Britannia on Christmas, 1902, being 23rd on the list. He was appointed to the battleship Montagu in July, 1903 and died aboard her at General Quarters on 11 November, 1904 at Gibraltar when an armoured hatch he was descending through suddenly fell upon him, killing him instantly.[1]

In 1906, his father provided £1000 to fund a prize in his son's name, the Ronald Megaw Memorial Prize, to provide a Presentation Sword and its accoutrements as well as selected books or instruments awarded annually to the Sub-Lieutenant who obtained the highest place during the preceding year in the various examinations prescribed for Officers qualifying for the rank of Lieutenant.

See Also


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 12, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37550.