Reginald Heber Thornton

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Captain Reginald Heber Thornton, (9 July, 1845 – 2 May, 1887) served in the Royal Navy. Another man of the same name born in 1900 also served in the navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Life & Career

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 29 March, 1866.

Promoted to the rank of Commander dated 1 November, 1876.

Promoted to the rank of Captain dated 30 June, 1886, Thornton was placed on half-pay and died about one year later.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur D. Fanshawe
Captain of H.M.S. Ganges
6 Jan, 1883[1]
Succeeded by
Randolph F. O. Foote


  1. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 253.