Thomas Evans Crease

From The Dreadnought Project
Revision as of 02:20, 11 March 2019 by Simon Harley (Talk | contribs) (Footnotes)

Jump to: navigation, search

Captain Thomas Evans Crease, C.B.C.B.E., R.N. (24 February, 1875 – 24 September, 1942) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Crease married at St. Cuthbert's, Thetford on 2 June, 1898 Loetie Louisa, eighth and youngest daughter of John and Mary Sophia Johnson of Thetford Abbey.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 24 February, 1895.

Crease was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1905.

In accordance with the provisions of the Orders in Council of 8 December, 1903, and 18 October, 1909, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 25 February, 1910.

In the King's Birthday Honours of 3 June, 1916, Crease was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.).[1]

On 11 November, 1918, he was promoted to the rank of Captain, Retired.

He was appointed a Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) on 1 January, 1919.[2]

Crease died at River Cottage, Dachet on 24 September, 1942, after a long illness.


  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 26 September, 1942. Issue 49351, col A, p. 1.


Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Percy T. H. Beamish
Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord
30 Oct, 1914[3]
Succeeded by
Allan F. Everett


  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29608. p. 5554. 2 June, 1916.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 111. 1 January, 1919.
  3. Crease Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 3.