John de Clare Richards

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Commander (retired) John de Clare Richards, (22 October, 1896 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Charles de Clare Richards, the director of a public company.

Richards was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1918.

Richards was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1926.

In 1928, he was Court Martialled for having negligently or by default hazarded H.M.S. Splendid. He was severely reprimanded after the charge was proved.

Richards was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 January, 1940.

He was suffering from anxiety neurosis in 1944.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Gordon C. Steele
Captain of H.M.S. P31
25 Mar, 1924[1] – 20 Oct, 1924[2]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John B. Falls
Captain of H.M.S. Splendid
20 Jun, 1927[3] – Jul, 1929[4]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Williams
Preceded by
Robert A. Cassidi
Captain of H.M.S. Wolfhound
2 Dec, 1929[5][6] – 31 Dec, 1931[7]
Succeeded by
Edward W. B. Sim
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Crusader
8 Feb, 1932[8] – May, 1932[Inference]
Succeeded by
John N. Knox
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Daring
4 Jul, 1932[9] – 1 Dec, 1932[10]
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Fellowes
Preceded by
Edward C. Thornton
Captain of H.M.S. Wryneck
1 Dec, 1932[11][12] – 7 Apr, 1933[13]
Succeeded by
Robert H. D. Lane
Preceded by
Edward N. Boulton
Superintendent of Anti-Gas Training, Chatham
12 Apr, 1938[14] – 2 Sep, 1939[Inference]
Succeeded by
William A. Dumbleton

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 257.
  2. Richards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/41. f. 41.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 270.
  4. Richards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/41. f. 41.
  5. Richards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/41. f. 41.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 290.
  7. Richards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/41. f. 41.
  8. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, February 6, 1932, Issue 46050, p.21.
  9. Richards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/41. f. 41.
  10. Richards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/41. f. 41.
  11. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), 26 Nov. 1932, p. 15.
  12. Richards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/41. f. 41.
  13. Richards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/41. f. 41.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 317.