Gervase Boswell Middleton

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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.


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


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