Ernest Edward Alexander Betts

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Captain (retired) Ernest Edward Alexander Betts, C.B.E. (12 August, 1877 – 16 February, 1951) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Betts was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1898.

Betts was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.[1]


Betts was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 1 April, 1923.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Percy A. Robarts
Captain of H.M.S. Eclipse
7 Dec, 1912 – 9 Jan, 1913
Succeeded by
Henry Luxmoore
Preceded by
George C. Hardy
Captain of H.M.S. Proserpine
30 Aug, 1915[2] – 24 Mar, 1916
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Nunn
Preceded by
Wilfrid Nunn
Captain of H.M.S. Espiegle
24 Mar, 1916 – 7 Dec, 1916
Succeeded by
Raymond Fitzmaurice
Preceded by
Resident Naval Officer and in Command Naval Depot, Port Said
7 Dec, 1916 – Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Rowland K. C. Pope


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 7.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397e. 25th given here, corrected in Service Record.