Dennis Augustus Hugo Larking

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Captain (retired) Dennis Augustus Hugo Larking, C.M.G., R.N. (20 January, 1876 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in East Grimstead, Sussex.

Larking was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in June, 1898.

On 20 June, 1905 after giving up command of Earnest, Larking complained of eye strain and asked for six months of half-paid time. He commenced a series of medical evaluations, but the malady is not specified. Larking was given no further appointments and was eventually promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1906.[1] On 3 October, he was placed on the Retired List as unfit.

He was appointed for service at the Admiralty on 3 August, 1914.[2]

Larking was granted the acting rank of Commander in February, 1915. At the end of 1915, he was dispatched to Rome as naval attache, remaining there through the end of the war.[3]

Larking was promoted to the rank of Commander in January, 1916. That year, he did very good work in getting supplies to the Serbian Army despite great difficulty.

Larking was granted the acting rank of Captain in January, 1917.

Larking reverted to the Retired list on 17 August, 1919 and was subsequently promoted to the rank of Captain in recognition of this wartime service, dated 11 November, 1918.

World War II

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Percy A. Robarts
Captain of H.M.S. Crane
9 Jun, 1903 – 15 Feb, 1904
Succeeded by
Albert M. H. Phillips
Preceded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Captain of H.M.S. Earnest
15 Jul, 1904[4] – 31 May, 1905
Succeeded by
Percy W. Pontifex
Preceded by
William H. D. Boyle
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Rome
8 Nov, 1915[5] – 16 Aug, 1919
Succeeded by
Neston W. Diggle

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 613.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 372.
  3. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 1817a.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 305.
  5. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 1817a.