Richard Lane-Poole

Vice Admiral Sir Richard Hayden Owen Lane-Poole KBE, CB (1 April 1883 – 25 March 1971) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy. He was the Rear Admiral Commanding His Majesty's Australian Squadron from 1936 to 1938.

Sir Richard Hayden Owen Lane-Poole
Born1 April 1883
Died25 March 1971 (aged 87)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Navy
Years of service1898–1939
1939–1944
RankVice Admiral
Commands heldHM Australian Squadron (1936–38)
Royal Naval College, Greenwich (1929–31)
Royal Australian Naval College (1924–27)
Battles/warsFirst World War
Second World War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Naval career

Lane-Poole was born to Stanley Lane-Poole, an Egyptologist, and his wife Charlotte. His brother Charles was a forester who did much work in Australia.[1] Educated at Bedford School, Lane-Poole joined the Royal Navy on 15 January 1898 as a Cadet. He was promoted to midshipman on 15 May 1899, sub-lieutenant on 15 June 1902, lieutenant on 15 September 1904, lieutenant commander on 15 September 1912 and commander on 30 June 1916. Between 1919 and 1920 he was stationed at the Mining School at Portsmouth. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for valuable services to mine laying operations during the First World War.[2] He served aboard HMS Hood in 1922 and was promoted to captain on 30 June 1923. He served as the Captain of the Royal Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay, from April 1924 to April 1927.[3] In 1929–31 he was captain of the Royal Navy College at Greenwich and later commanded the Royal Navy Barracks at Devonport.[4] He was promoted to rear admiral on 8 May 1935 and was appointed to command His Majesty's Australian Squadron from 20 April 1936 to 21 April 1938. On 26 June 1936 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath.[5] He was later promoted to vice admiral on 11 January 1939 and placed on the retired list. During the Second World War he came out of retirement and served as commodore of convoys and director of demagnetization. On 1 January 1944 he was advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[6]

Notes

  1. ^ Carron, L. T. (1983). "Lane-Poole, Charles Edward (1885–1970)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 9, (MUP). Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  2. ^ "No. 31398". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 June 1919. p. 7510.
  3. ^ p8. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic) Friday 30 August 1935
  4. ^ p.4 The Canberra Times (ACT) Friday 30 August 1935
  5. ^ "No. 34299". The London Gazette (Supplement). 26 June 1936. p. 4089.
  6. ^ "No. 36309". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1943. p. 8.

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Preceded by
Rear Admiral Wilbraham Ford
Rear Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron
1936–1938
Succeeded by
Rear Admiral Wilfred Custance
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