John Richard Lay

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Captain (retired) John Richard Lay, (14 May, 1864 – 5 January, 1933) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Lay was given the rank of Lieutenant upon joining the service on 31 October, 1895.

Relieved in an appointment surveying Newfoundland due to ill health, Lay was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Commander on 14 May, 1909.

Reverted to the Retired List on 15 November 1919.

Lay was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) in recognition of war services with seniority 11 November, 1918.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Divisional Naval Transport Officer, Cardiff
31 Mar, 1918[Fact Check] – 15 Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
John P. de Montmorency
Principal Naval Transport Officer, Cardiff
before Jan, 1921[1]
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 1154.