Arthur David Torlesse

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Captain Arthur David Torlesse, (24 January, 1902 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Torlesse was promoted to the rank of Midshipman on 1 May, 1918.[1]

Torlesse was awarded the Henry Leigh Carslake Prize for an essay submitted as a Naval Observer for the Fleet Air Arm.

Torlesse was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1935.[2]

Torlesse was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1942.[3]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John W. Durnford
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
31 May, 1940 – 8 Jul, 1940
Succeeded by
Denys C. G. Shoppee
Preceded by
Barrington L. Moore
Deputy Director of the Naval Air Division
Feb, 1943 – Jul, 1944
Succeeded by
Philip C. L. Yorke


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 425.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 81.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1944). p. 863.