Ronald Megaw Memorial Prize

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The Ronald Megaw Memorial Prize was 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.

It was founded in 1906 in memory of Midshipman Ronald Megaw, who was killed accidentally on 11 November, 1904 while at General Quarters on board H.M.S. Montagu.

The prize was underwritten by interest on a sum of £1,000, given by Megaw's Father and held upon trust by the Admiralty.

Recipients

The recipients are denoted in Navy Lists by a [M] after their name in the seniority lists.

No prizes were awarded for some time after 1914-15. In 1920, it was decided that more prizes should be awarded to dispense with accumulated interest on the funding.[1]

Year Recipient
1906-07 Brian Egerton
Paul T. G. Methuen
1908 The Hon. Hugh C. R. Feilding
1909-10 Edward L. S. King
1911 Anthony B. Lockhart
1911-12 James C. F. Lewis (half part)
1912-13 Leslie S. Russell
1914-15 Alwyne G. Olliver
1919 Cecil C. Hughes-Hallett[2]
1920[3] Stuart H. Paton
Lennox A. K. Boswell
Frederick C. Woodhouse
1921[4] Hugh Dalrymple-Smith
Alexander A. D. La Touche
1922-23[5] Robert M. Ellis
Ronald G. Mackay
1923-1924[6] John F. Stevens
Richard P. Clarke
1924-25 John P. L. Reid[7]
1925-26 Edward K. Le Mesurier[8]
1926-27 John D. M. Robinson[9]
1927-28 Christopher M. Jacob[10]
1928-29 Alyn L. Taylor[11]
1929-30 William G. Crawford[12]
1930-31? Colin C. Martell (b 1909)
1931-32? Edward K. U. Clark (b 1911)
1932-33 Richard E. Washbourn[13]
1933-34 Guy C. I. St. B. S. Watkins[14]
1934-35 John A. Harper[15]
1935-36 Arthur R. Hezlet[16]
1936-37 Patrick Chapman[17]
1937-38 Frank D. Holford[18]

See Also

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 18, 1920; pg. 16; Issue 42413.
  2. "Megaw Memorial Prize Awards." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 16, 1922; pg. 6; Issue 43032.
  3. "Megaw Memorial Prize Awards." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 16, 1922; pg. 6; Issue 43032.
  4. "Megaw Memorial Prize Awards." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 16, 1922; pg. 6; Issue 43032.
  5. "New Navy Orders." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jun 19, 1923; pg. 19; Issue 43371.
  6. "Ronald Megaw Prizes." The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 24, 1924; pg. 20; Issue 43660.
  7. "Ronald Megaw Prize." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jun 20, 1925; pg. 22; Issue 43993.
  8. "Ronald Megaw Prize." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 09, 1926; pg. 21; Issue 44293.
  9. "Ronald Megaw Prize." The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 21, 1927; pg. 9; Issue 44587.
  10. "Megaw Prize Award." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 13, 1928; pg. 12; Issue 44918.
  11. "Ronald Megaw Prize." The Times (London, England), Monday, Aug 05, 1929; pg. 5; Issue 45273.
  12. "Ronald Megaw Memorial Prize." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 01, 1930; pg. 18; Issue 45659.
  13. "Megaw Memorial Prize." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Apr 03, 1934; pg. 16; Issue 46718.
  14. "Ronald Megaw Prize." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jun 23, 1934; pg. 8; Issue 46788.
  15. "Prize Awards." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jun 15, 1935; pg. 7; Issue 47091.
  16. "Memorial Prizes." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 03, 1936; pg. 21; Issue 47496.
  17. "Ronald Megaw Prizes." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jan 14, 1939; pg. 7; Issue 48203.
  18. "Ronald Megaw Prizes." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jan 14, 1939; pg. 7; Issue 48203.