Charles Henry Aubrey Cartwright

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Captain (retired) Charles Henry Aubrey Cartwright (18 September, 1882 – 10 May, 1940) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in London, the son of Aubrey Cartwright, Esq., J.P..

Cartwright was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 March, 1904.[1]

Cartwright was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 March, 1912.

Cartwright was promoted to the rank of Commander on 26 February, 1917.


Cartwright was placed on the Retired List on 3 July, 1925 due to non-service.

Cartwright was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 18 September, 1927.

World War II

Cartwright died of a gunshot wound sustained in a motor car in Rotterdam, where he'd been appointed as Consular Shipping Adviser. He had been assisting in the evacuation of British nationals while near a firefight between German paratroopers and Dutch military forces.[2]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Moth
5 Jan, 1916[3] – 14 Mar, 1918
Succeeded by
Henry G. Sherbrooke
Preceded by
George L. D. Gibbs
Captain of H.M.S. Bryony
20 Jan, 1923 – Jul, 1923
Succeeded by
John A. Scott


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 14.
  2. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 14, 1940; pg. 5; Issue 48615.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395u.