Harry Jones

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Captain Harry Jones, Royal Navy (27 December, 1864 – 5 April, 1914) was an officer in the Royal Navy who died very shortly before the Great War.

There was a different man, Harry Janes, who served in the R.N.R. during the Great War.

Life & Career

Jones was promoted to Lieutenant with a seniority date in July, 1884 and received the Beaufort Testimonial for 1885.[1]

On 4 July, 1888, Jones was loaned to command the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 58 for manoeuvres.[2]

Jones was promoted to Commander in 1897.[3]

Jones was promoted to Captain on 31 December 1904.[4]

In May 1907, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Furious. He remained with Furious until February 1909, when he became Captain of Suffolk for a two year posting.

Jones served as captain of Implacable from November 1911 for about a year, and then to Africa for a stint of equal length.

Jones was sent to Chatham Hospital on 3 April 1914, diagnosed with nephritis. Though telegrams dated as late as 8 April indicate that he was transferred to Haslar at his own request, he seemingly died on 5 April, 1914.

Bibliography

  • "Captain H. Jones, R.N." (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 8 April, 1914. Issue 40492, col A, pg. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 75
4 Jul, 1888[5] – 25 Aug, 1888[6]
Succeeded by
Harry Jones
Preceded by
Joseph R. Bridson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 58
4 Jul, 1888[7][8] – 25 Aug, 1888[9]
Succeeded by
Cecil E. E. Carey
Preceded by
Harry Jones
Captain of H.M. T.B. 75
18 Jul, 1889
Succeeded by
Frederick C. A. Ogilvy
Preceded by
Ernest A. Simons
Captain of H.M.S. Pomone
24 Mar, 1902[10][11]
Succeeded by
Hugh Evan-Thomas
Preceded by
Edward F. Inglefield
Head of Trade Division
24 Jun, 1905[12] – 15 Jan, 1906[13]
Succeeded by
Robert F. Scott
Preceded by
George A. Ballard
Head of War Division
15 Jan, 1906[14][15] – 8 May, 1907[16][17]
Succeeded by
Osmond de B. Brock
Preceded by
Richard F. Phillimore
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
8 May, 1907[18] – 17 Feb, 1909[19]
Succeeded by
Cole C. Fowler
Preceded by
Norman C. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
17 Feb, 1909[20][21] – 10 Feb, 1911[22]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Moubray
Preceded by
Robert J. Prendergast
Captain of H.M.S. Implacable
14 Nov, 1911[23] – 14 May, 1912[24]
Succeeded by
Ernest G. Barton
Preceded by
Ernest G. Barton
Captain of H.M.S. Africa
14 May, 1912[25][26] – 10 Apr, 1913[27]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. O. Millar
Preceded by
Charles E. Anson
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
16 Aug, 1913[28] – 15 Sep, 1913[29]
Succeeded by
Arthur D. Ricardo
 

Footnotes

  1. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  3. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  4. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  5. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  6. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  8. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  9. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  10. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 2 April 1902. (36731), p. 8.
  11. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 293.
  12. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—February 1906. The National Archives. ADM 231/47. p. 2.
  13. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—February 1906. The National Archives. ADM 231/47. p. 2.
  14. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—February 1906. The National Archives. ADM 231/47. p. 2.
  15. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  16. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—February 1906. The National Archives. ADM 231/47. p. 2.
  17. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 256.
  18. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  19. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  20. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 379.
  22. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  23. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  24. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  25. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 273.
  26. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  27. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  28. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.
  29. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 256.