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{{ViceRN}} '''Lawrence Walter Braithwaite''' (18 July, 1878 – 18 January 1961) was an officer of the [[Royal Navy]] during the [[First World War]].
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{{ViceRN}} '''Lawrence Walter Braithwaite''', C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (18 July, 1878 – 18 January, 1961) was an officer of the [[Royal Navy]] during the [[First World War]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
While serving as a {{SLieutRN}} with ''Endymion'' in China, he was [[Boxer Rebellion Despatches (Royal Navy)|wounded]] on 22 June 1900 near Hsiku.
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Braithwaite was born in Ramsgate and was his mother was listed as his father on his service record upon entering ''Britannia'' on 15 July, 1892.  He gained six months time on passing out of ''Britannia'' in July, 1894 and was made a {{MidRN}} on 15 January, 1895.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref>
  
He was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 9 November, 1900.{{NLMar13|p. 9}}
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While serving as a {{SubRN}} with ''Endymion'' in China, he was [[Boxer Rebellion Despatches (Royal Navy)|badly wounded]] on 22 June 1900 near Hsiku, but served to the entire satisfaction of his superiors.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 243.</ref>
  
Braithwaite was promoted to {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1917.
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Braithwaite was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 9 November, 1900.{{NLMar13|p. 9}} 
  
In June 1919, he assumed command of the {{UK-Highflyer|f=t}}.{{MackieRNW}}
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On 15 September, 1i903, he married Elfreda Helen Cookes.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref>
  
He was appointed in command of the {{UK-Ajax|f=tp}} in April 1925.{{MackieRNW}}
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On 23 January, 1908, he received a plum appointment as first lieutenant and gunnery officer in the new {{UK-Indefatigable|f=t}}.  He remained in the post until 10 January, 1910.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref>
  
He was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} while on the retired list.
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He was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 30 June, 1913.  In August 1913, he was appointed to the cadet ship {{UK-1Cumberland}}.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref>
  
==Bibliography==
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==Great War==
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Braithwaite spent the early part of the war still in {{UK-Cumberland}}, leaving when she paid off on 18 October, 1916.  In mid November, he was sent to the {{UK-M25|f=t}} for a temporary appointment which seems to have lasted between two and six weeks.  On Christmas Day, he was appointed to be the executive officer in {{AU-1Sydney}}.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref>
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Braithwaite was promoted to {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1917.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref>
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==Post-War==
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In June 1919, he assumed command of the {{UK-Highflyer|f=t}}.
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He was appointed in command of the {{UK-1Ajax|f=tp}} in April 1925.
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Braithwaite was advanced to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 26 May, 1929 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 243.</ref>
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He was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on the Retired List on 28 February, 1934.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 243.</ref>
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He offered his services in 1939 as war again loomed, and was thanked for this offer.  There is no indication he was employed in the conflict.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 243.</ref>
  
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==See Also==
 
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[William Cooper|William Cooper]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Hornet (1893)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Hornet'']]'''<br>3 Jan, 1905<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref> &ndash; 11 Jul, 1905<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref>|Succeeded by<br>'''[[Berwick Curtis|Berwick Curtis]]'''}}
{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[Charles Talbot Hardy|Charles T. Hardy]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Ajax (1912)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Ajax'']]'''<br>Apr, 1925{{MackieRNW}}|Succeeded by<br>'''[[Henry Ralph Crooke|Henry R. Crooke]]'''}}
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''?'''|'''[[Fourth Sea Lord|Naval Assistant to the Fourth Sea Lord]]'''<br>31 May, 1917<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref> &ndash; Jul, 1919<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref>|Succeeded by<br>'''[[Thomas Hugh Binney|Thomas H. Binney]]'''}}
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Latest revision as of 07:12, 14 August 2017

Vice-Admiral Lawrence Walter Braithwaite, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (18 July, 1878 – 18 January, 1961) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Braithwaite was born in Ramsgate and was his mother was listed as his father on his service record upon entering Britannia on 15 July, 1892. He gained six months time on passing out of Britannia in July, 1894 and was made a Midshipman on 15 January, 1895.[1]

While serving as a Sub-Lieutenant with Endymion in China, he was badly wounded on 22 June 1900 near Hsiku, but served to the entire satisfaction of his superiors.[2]

Braithwaite was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 9 November, 1900.[3]

On 15 September, 1i903, he married Elfreda Helen Cookes.[4]

On 23 January, 1908, he received a plum appointment as first lieutenant and gunnery officer in the new battlecruiser Indefatigable. He remained in the post until 10 January, 1910.[5]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913. In August 1913, he was appointed to the cadet ship Cumberland.[6]

Great War

Braithwaite spent the early part of the war still in Cumberland, leaving when she paid off on 18 October, 1916. In mid November, he was sent to the monitor M.25 for a temporary appointment which seems to have lasted between two and six weeks. On Christmas Day, he was appointed to be the executive officer in Sydney.[7]

Braithwaite was promoted to Captain on 31 December, 1917.[8]

Post-War

In June 1919, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Highflyer.

He was appointed in command of the battleship H.M.S. Ajax in April 1925.

Braithwaite was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 May, 1929 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[9]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 28 February, 1934.[10]

He offered his services in 1939 as war again loomed, and was thanked for this offer. There is no indication he was employed in the conflict.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William Cooper
Captain of H.M.S. Hornet
3 Jan, 1905[12] – 11 Jul, 1905[13]
Succeeded by
Berwick Curtis
Preceded by
?
Naval Assistant to the Fourth Sea Lord
31 May, 1917[14] – Jul, 1919[15]
Succeeded by
Thomas H. Binney
Preceded by
William J. B. Law
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
Jul, 1919[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Theodore J. Hallett
Captain of H.M.S. Southampton
c. late 1919[17] – Nov, 1921[18]
Succeeded by
Wilfrid A. Egerton
Preceded by
William M. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Ajax
24 Apr, 1925[19] – 17 Aug, 1926[20]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Preceded by
William J. S. Alderson
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Nore Reserve
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet, The Nore
24 Apr, 1925[21] – 17 Aug, 1926[22]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Preceded by
Walter J. C. Lake
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
2 Oct, 1926[23] – late 1928[24]
Succeeded by
Wilfred N. Custance

Footnotes

  1. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  2. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 243.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 9.
  4. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  5. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  6. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  7. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  8. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  9. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 243.
  10. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 243.
  11. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 243.
  12. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  13. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  14. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  15. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  16. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  17. This Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  18. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  19. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  20. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  21. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  22. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  23. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  24. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.