Reginald Guy Hannam Henderson

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Admiral SIR Reginald Guy Hannam Henderson, G.K.C.B., R.N. (1 September, 1881 – 2 May, 1939) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Commander John Hannam Henderson, R.N. gained eight months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1902.

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913.

Henderson was appointed to the battleship Erin as her executive officer on 3 August, 1914 and would fight in her at the Battle of Jutland. He left Erin soon after 8 December, 1916 when he was appointed for duty with the Anti-Submarine Division, where he would work until 31 May, 1917.

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 18 October, 1917.

Post-War

Henderson was appointed in command of the cruiser Hawkins on 24 July, 1919.[1]

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 March, 1929.

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 10 October, 1933.

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 14 January, 1939. He died on 2 May, even as it was being considered whether to invalid him on the 31st of May.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
24 Jul, 1919[2]
Succeeded by
William M. James
Preceded by
John L. Pearson
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
1 Sep, 1926[3] – 23 Apr, 1928
Succeeded by
The Hon. Alexander R. M. Ramsay
Preceded by
Wilmot S. Nicholson
as Captain (A)
Rear-Admiral, Aircraft Carriers
21 Sep, 1931 – 15 Sep, 1933[4]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Alexander R. M. Ramsay
Preceded by
Charles M. Forbes
Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
23 Apr, 1934[5] – 1 Mar, 1939
Succeeded by
Bruce A. Fraser

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 783.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 783.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 241.
  4. Superseded by Ramsay that date. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 210.
  5. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 23 April, 1934. Issue 46735, col C, p. 7.