Lawrence Walter Braithwaite

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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] 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.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913. In August 1913, he was appointed to the cadet ship Cumberland.[4]

Great War

Braithwaite was promoted to Captain on 31 December, 1917.[5]

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.[6]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 28 February, 1934.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William J. B. Law
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
Jun, 1919[8]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William M. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Ajax
24 Apr, 1925[9][10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Walter J. C. Lake
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
Oct, 1926[11] – 1928[12]
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. 507.
  6. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 243.
  7. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 243.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 787.
  9. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  10. Day of month is taken from his predecessor being superseded. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/225. f. 225.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  12. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

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