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'''Gervase Boswell Middleton''' ( – ) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{AdmRN}} (retired) '''Gervase Boswell Middleton''', C.B., C.B.E. (22 December, 1893 – 12 June, 1961) served in the [[Royal Navy]] during both world wars.
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
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At the beginning of the [[Great War]], Middleton was a {{MidRN}} in the {{UK-Zealandia|f=t}}.
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Middleton was appointed to {{UK-QueenElizabeth}} from 1915 to 1917.
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Middleton won the [[Ogilvy Medal]] for the year 1918 after claiming first place in the examination to qualify for Torpedo Lieutenant.
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Middleton was appointed in command of the {{UK-Revenge|f=t}} in January, 1943.{{MackieRNW}}
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In 1918, Middleton was appointed as torpedo officer in the {{UK-Resolution|f=t}}.
  
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==Post-War==
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Middleton was {{UK-Nelson}}'s first torpedo officer upon her commissioning in 1927.
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In 1938, Middleton was appointed in command of the {{UK-Aurora|f=t}}, where he was Flag Captain to Admiral Tom Philips.
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==World War II==
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Middleton was appointed in command of the {{UK-Revenge|f=t}} in January, 1943.
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Middleton was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} in 1945.
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From 1946 to 1950, Middleton was appointed Admiral Superintendent of [[Chatham Royal Dockyard|H.M. Dockyard, Chatham]].
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Middleton was promoted to the rank of {{AdmRN}} (retired) in 1952.
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* [http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_rv=simple&_q=ADM+Gervase+Boswell+Middleton Service Records]
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* Obituary in ''The Times'', 13 June, 1961, P. 14 55106 E.
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* Tribute from [[Hugh Clausen]] in ''The Times'', 14 June, 1961, P. 14 55107 E.
 
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Latest revision as of 13:06, 20 June 2019

Admiral (retired) Gervase Boswell Middleton, C.B., C.B.E. (22 December, 1893 – 12 June, 1961) served in the Royal Navy during both world wars.

Life & Career

At the beginning of the Great War, Middleton was a Midshipman in the battleship Zealandia.

Middleton was appointed to Queen Elizabeth from 1915 to 1917.

Middleton won the Ogilvy Medal for the year 1918 after claiming first place in the examination to qualify for Torpedo Lieutenant. In 1918, Middleton was appointed as torpedo officer in the battleship Resolution.

Post-War

Middleton was Nelson's first torpedo officer upon her commissioning in 1927.

In 1938, Middleton was appointed in command of the light cruiser Aurora, where he was Flag Captain to Admiral Tom Philips.

World War II

Middleton was appointed in command of the battleship Revenge in January, 1943.

Middleton was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1945.

From 1946 to 1950, Middleton was appointed Admiral Superintendent of H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.

Middleton was promoted to the rank of Admiral (retired) in 1952.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John F. B. Carslake
Deputy Director of Torpedoes and Mining
10 Feb, 1936
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
20 Apr, 1938[1] – 22 Jan, 1940
Succeeded by
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Preceded by
Henry C. Phillips
Director of Torpedoes and Mining
Feb, 1942[2] – Nov, 1944
Succeeded by
William W. Davis
Preceded by
L. Vaughan Morgan
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
Jan, 1943[3] – Aug, 1943[4]
Succeeded by
St. J. Cronyn
Preceded by
George V. M. Dolphin
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
23 Aug, 1943 – 25 Jan, 1945
Succeeded by
The Hon. Robert A. W. J. Southwell

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 259.
  2. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. Cronyn Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/94/98. f. ?.