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- 1914 - 1920
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He joined the Royal Navy and served on HMS Highflyer, 1913-14, HMS Endymion, 1914, HMS Dreadnought, 1914-16, HMS Godetia, HMS Daphne and HMS Devonshire, 1916, and HMS Courageous. 1916-17. He was promoted Acting Lieutenant, 1917, and Lieutenant, 1918, and served on HMS Indomitable, 1918-19. He joined HMS Odin and saw action in Somaliland (Somalia), 1919-20. He retired from the Navy, 1931.
He was employed as a teacher at St Michael's School, Uckfield, 1931-5, and Assistant Superintendant at the Lancashire and Cheshire National Sea Training Home for Boys, Wallasey, 1935-6. He became private secretary to the Governor of the Leeward Islands, 1936-8.
He rejoined the Royal Navy and was assigned to HMS Lucia off the coast of East Africa, 1939-40. He was Fleet Navigating Officer, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 1940-2; Assistant King's Harbour Master, Sheerness, 1942-4; and Captain Superintendant, Tricomalee, 1945-7. He retired in 1948.
He remained in Ceylon, working as a teacher in Colombo, 1949-54, and bursar at St Thomas' College, Guritalawa, 1954-6. He settled in Umtali, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1956-8; Durban, South Africa, 1958-61; and Malta, 1961-2. He died on 1 October 1962.
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