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[[Vice-Admiral (Royal Navy)|Vice-Admiral]] '''Sidney Robert Drury-Lowe''', C.M.G. ([[19 October]], [[1871]] – [[24 January]], [[1945]]) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
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[[Vice-Admiral (Royal Navy)|Vice-Admiral]] '''Sidney Robert Drury-Lowe''', C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (19 October, 1871 – 24 January, 1945) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
[[Category:Personalities|Drury-Lowe, Sidney Robert]]
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==Life & Career==
[[Category:Royal Navy Vice-Admirals|Drury-Lowe, Sidney Robert]]
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He was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 May, 1891.  He was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} with seniority of 14 May, 1892.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/26356/pages/7551 no. 26356.  p. 7551.]  23 December, 1892.</ref>
[[Category:Royal Navy Flag Officers|Drury-Lowe, Sidney Robert]]
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He was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} dated 31 December, 1902.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27512/pages/4 no. 27512.  p. 4.]  2 January, 1903.</ref>
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Though he was mentioned in despatches for services in Somaliland in 1903-4, a disturbance in the Portsmouth naval barracks resulted in a comment on 3 December, 1906 that, "Commander Sidney R. Drury-Lowe, as second-in-command of the barracks, has failed in the performance of his duties as executive officer, and will be superseded."<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}} f. 114/214.</ref>
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He was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 30 June, 1909.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28263/pages/4857 no. 28263.  p. 4857.]  25 June, 1909.</ref>
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Drury-Lowe was appointed in command of the {{UK-Chatham|f=t}} on 11 July, 1912.{{NLApr14|p. 293}}
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He was appointed in command of the {{UK-Zealandia|f=t}} on 14 September, 1916.{{NLDec16|p. 399''k-l''}}
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He was appointed in temporary command of {{UK-PrincessRoyal}} on 9 October, 1917,<ref>{{TNA|ADM 196/43}}.  f. 214.</ref> handing command back over to Captain [[John Donald Kelly|John D. Kelly]] less than 3 months later.
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He was appointed in command of the {{UK-Superb|f=t}} on 2 February, 1918.<ref>{{TNA|ADM 196/43}}.  f. 214.</ref>
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==Post-War==
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Drury-Lowe was appointed as President of the [[Committee of Fire Control Tables]] on 30 August, 1919.  He stepped down on 10 December, 1920.<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 197.</ref>
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Drury-Lowe was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 19 February, 1920, vice Caulfeild.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31802/pages/2463 no. 31802.  p. 2463.]  2 March, 1920.</ref>  He was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on the retired List on the Retired List on 12 August, 1925.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33077/pages/5563 no. 33077.  p. 5563.]  21 August, 1925.</ref>
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Drury-Lowe died at St. Annes-on-Sea of heart failure on 24 January, 1945 aged seventy-three.  He left a widow, Clare, of 103 Hamilton Terrace, London, N.W.8.  He was cremated privately on 26 January.<ref>"Deaths" (Deaths).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 26 January, 1945.  Issue '''50051''', col A, p. 1.</ref>
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==Bibliography==
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*"Deaths" (Deaths).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 26 January, 1945.  Issue '''50051''', col A, pg. 1.
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*"Vice-Admiral S. R. Drury-Lowe" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Saturday, 27 January, 1945.  Issue '''50052''', col D, pg. 6.
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{{refend}}
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==Service Records==
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*{{TNA|ADM 196/89.|}}
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*{{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}}
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[George Price Webley Hope|George P. W. Hope]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Kite (1871)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Kite'']]'''<br>19 Apr, 1900{{NLMay02|p. 274}} &ndash; ''c''. 4 Jul, 1902{{INF}}|Succeeded by<br>'''[[Hubert Lynes|Hubert Lynes]]'''}}
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[William Drummond Church|William D. Church]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Diadem (1896)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Diadem'']]'''<br>24 Jun, 1910<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 214.</ref> &ndash; before 30 Jul, 1910<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 214.</ref>|Succeeded by<br>'''[[George Cecil Hardy|George C. Hardy]]'''}}
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[Thomas Drummond Gilbert|Thomas D. Pratt]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Spartiate (1898)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Spartiate'']]'''<br>4 Apr, 1912<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 214.</ref> &ndash; 11 Jul, 1912<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 214.</ref>|Succeeded by<br>'''[[Alldin Usborne Moore|Alldin U. Moore]]'''}}
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[Richard Morden Harbord-Hamond, Tenth Baron Suffield|Richard M. Harbord]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Zealandia (1904)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Zealandia'']]'''<br>14 Sep, 1916{{NLAug17|p. 399''i''}}|Succeeded by<br>'''[[Ernest George Houssemayne Du Boulay|Ernest G. H. Du Boulay]]'''}}
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[John Donald Kelly|John D. Kelly]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Princess Royal (1911)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Princess Royal'']]'''<br>9 Oct, 1917<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}}  f. 214.</ref>{{NLNov17|p. 397''d''}} &ndash; 30 Dec, 1917<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 214.</ref>|Succeeded by<br>'''[[John Donald Kelly|John D. Kelly]]'''}}
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[Edmond Hyde Parker|E. Hyde Parker]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Superb (1907)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Superb'']]'''<br>2 Jan, 1918<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43.}}  f. 214.</ref> &ndash; 3 Apr, 1918<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 214.</ref>|Succeeded by<br>'''[[Stephen Herbert Radcliffe|Stephen H. Radcliffe]]'''}}
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[George Holmes Borrett|George H. Borrett]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Monarch (1911)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Monarch'']]'''<br>7 Apr, 1918{{NLDec18|p. 847}} &ndash; 30 Aug, 1919<ref>Drury-Lowe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/43.|}} f. 214.</ref>|Succeeded by<br>'''[[George Bingham Powell|George B. Powell]]'''}}
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Latest revision as of 18:32, 24 January 2019

Vice-Admiral Sidney Robert Drury-Lowe, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (19 October, 1871 – 24 January, 1945) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 May, 1891. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 14 May, 1892.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 31 December, 1902.[2]

Though he was mentioned in despatches for services in Somaliland in 1903-4, a disturbance in the Portsmouth naval barracks resulted in a comment on 3 December, 1906 that, "Commander Sidney R. Drury-Lowe, as second-in-command of the barracks, has failed in the performance of his duties as executive officer, and will be superseded."[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1909.[4]

Drury-Lowe was appointed in command of the light cruiser Chatham on 11 July, 1912.[5]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Zealandia on 14 September, 1916.[6]

He was appointed in temporary command of Princess Royal on 9 October, 1917,[7] handing command back over to Captain John D. Kelly less than 3 months later.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Superb on 2 February, 1918.[8]

Post-War

Drury-Lowe was appointed as President of the Committee of Fire Control Tables on 30 August, 1919. He stepped down on 10 December, 1920.[9]

Drury-Lowe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 19 February, 1920, vice Caulfeild.[10] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the retired List on the Retired List on 12 August, 1925.[11]

Drury-Lowe died at St. Annes-on-Sea of heart failure on 24 January, 1945 aged seventy-three. He left a widow, Clare, of 103 Hamilton Terrace, London, N.W.8. He was cremated privately on 26 January.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Friday, 26 January, 1945. Issue 50051, col A, pg. 1.
  • "Vice-Admiral S. R. Drury-Lowe" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 27 January, 1945. Issue 50052, col D, pg. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alexander L. Duff
Captain of H.M. T.B. 74
21 Jul, 1892[13] – Aug, 1892[14]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. Norton
Preceded by
George P. W. Hope
Captain of H.M.S. Kite
19 Apr, 1900[15]c. 4 Jul, 1902[Inference]
Succeeded by
Hubert Lynes
Preceded by
William D. Church
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
24 Jun, 1910[16] – before 30 Jul, 1910[17]
Succeeded by
George C. Hardy
Preceded by
Thomas D. Pratt
Captain of H.M.S. Spartiate
4 Apr, 1912[18] – 11 Jul, 1912[19]
Succeeded by
Alldin U. Moore
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Chatham
11 Jul, 1912[20] – 29 Mar, 1916[21]
Succeeded by
Arthur Bromley
Preceded by
Richard M. Harbord
Captain of H.M.S. Zealandia
14 Sep, 1916[22]
Succeeded by
Ernest G. H. Du Boulay
Preceded by
John D. Kelly
Captain of H.M.S. Princess Royal
9 Oct, 1917[23][24] – 30 Dec, 1917[25]
Succeeded by
John D. Kelly
Preceded by
E. Hyde Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Superb
2 Jan, 1918[26] – 3 Apr, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Stephen H. Radcliffe
Preceded by
George H. Borrett
Captain of H.M.S. Monarch
7 Apr, 1918[28] – 30 Aug, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
George B. Powell
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26356. p. 7551. 23 December, 1892.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 4. 2 January, 1903.
  3. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 114/214.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 28263. p. 4857. 25 June, 1909.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 293.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399k-l.
  7. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  8. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  9. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 197.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 31802. p. 2463. 2 March, 1920.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 33077. p. 5563. 21 August, 1925.
  12. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Friday, 26 January, 1945. Issue 50051, col A, p. 1.
  13. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  14. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 274.
  16. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  17. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  18. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  19. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392s.
  21. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  22. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 399i.
  23. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  24. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397d.
  25. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  26. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  27. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 847.
  29. Drury-Lowe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 214.