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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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While serving as a {{SLieutRN}} 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>
  
He was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 9 November, 1900.{{NLMar13|p. 9}}
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Braithwaite was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 9 November, 1900.{{NLMar13|p. 9}}
  
Braithwaite was promoted to {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1917.
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He was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 30 June, 1913.<ref>Braithwaite Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/504.|D7576642}} f. 507.</ref>
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==Great War==
  
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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==
 
In June 1919, he assumed command of the {{UK-Highflyer|f=t}}.
 
In June 1919, he assumed command of the {{UK-Highflyer|f=t}}.
  
 
He was appointed in command of the {{UK-Ajax|f=tp}} in April 1925.
 
He was appointed in command of the {{UK-Ajax|f=tp}} in April 1925.
  
He was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} while on the retired list.
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Braithwaite was advanced to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 26 May, 1929.<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>
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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Revision as of 08:27, 10 July 2015

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

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.[1]

Braithwaite was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 9 November, 1900.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913.[3]

Great War

Braithwaite was promoted to Captain on 31 December, 1917.[4]

Post-War

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

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

Braithwaite was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 May, 1929.[5]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 28 February, 1934.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William J. B. Law
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
Jun, 1919[7]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William M. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Ajax
24 Apr, 1925[8][9]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Walter J. C. Lake
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
Oct, 1926[10] – 1928[11]
Succeeded by
Wilfred N. Custance

Footnotes

  1. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 243.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 9.
  3. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  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. 243.
  6. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 243.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 787.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. Day of month is taken from his predecessor being superseded. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/225. f. 225.
  10. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

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