Hubert Osmond Wauton

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Lieutenant Hubert Osmond Wauton, R.N. (20 June, 1885 – 28 October, 1914) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Wisbech, the son of Reverend A. S. Wauton.

Wauton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1907.

Wauton was appointed in command of the destroyer Falcon on 29 October, 1912.[1]

Wauton was appointed in command of the "C" Class destroyer Falcon on 29 October, 1912. On 28 October, 1914, she and Syren were on an anti-submarine patrol off the Belgian coast when they were taken under fire by German shore batteries. Falcon was hit, and Wauton died along with seven other crew.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles G. C. Sumner
Captain of H.M.S. Falcon
29 Oct, 1912[2] – 28 Oct, 1914[3]
Succeeded by
Charles J. H. Du Boulay

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 313.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 313.
  3. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 28.