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Agnew, Ronald Ian

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number O-1290
 
Birth 06/06/1895 Death 22/03/1949
Place Toronto Place London
Area ON Area
Country Canada Country UK
 
Titles
Honours OBE. M.I.D.
Awards
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
He was buried at sea from H.M.S. Finisterre.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1911). He served in Royal Naval College of Canada (First Term) 1911. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 15/01/1913). He served in HMCS Niobe 1914. He served in NSHQ 1914. He served in HMCS Diana (For duty at NSHQ) 1915. He served in HMCS Margaret 1915. He served in HMS Canada 1915. He served in HMCS Grilse as Executive Officer 1915. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 26/11/1915). He served in HMCS Niobe. He served in H.M.S. Drake 1916. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (Appointed 02/12/1916) (With seniority dated 01/12/1915). He served in H.M.S. Manners 1916. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 15/02/1917). He served in H.M.S. Princess Royal 1917. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 15/07/1917). He served in H.M.S. Pegasus (Aircraft Carrier) 1919. He served in North Russia Relief Force (Bolshevik Revolution) 1919. He served in H.M.S. President 1919. He served in H.M.S. Dryad For Navigation Course and for Duty at Royal Naval College 1920. He served in HMCS Patriot as First Lieutenant and Navigation Officer 1920. He served in HMCS Aurora. He served in Guelph as Additional to NSHQ 1921. He served in NSHQ as District Intelligence Officer 1923. He served as Flag Lieutenant to Commodore Hose at Imperial Conference 1923. He served in H.M.S. Repulse (Special Service Squadron) as Assistant Navigating Officer 1924. He served in H.M.S. Hood as Assistant Navigating Officer 1924. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 15/03/1925). He served in H.M.S. Dryad (For First Class Ship Course) 1925. He served in H.M.S. Weymouth as Navigating Officer 1925. He served in H.M.S. Champion 1926. He served in HMCS Patrician (In command) 1926. He served in HMCS Stadacona (Additional for Duty in HMCS Patrician) 1928. He served in HMCS Vancouver (I) (In command) 1928. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1930). He served in Royal Naval Staff Course 1930. He served in H.M.S. Renown as Additional and as Staff Officer (Operations) 1931. He served as Commander HMCS Naden and Senior Naval Officer Esquimalt 1931. He served in NSHQ as Naval Staff Officer 1932. He served in HMCS Saguenay (I) (In command) and as Commander (D) Eastern Division 1934. He was appointed as an A/Captain RCN (With seniority dated 18/01/1935). He served as Captain (D) Canadian Division for exercises 01/05/1935 and 02/05/1936. He served as Hon AdC to Governor General 1936. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commander RCN Barracks Halifax 1936. He served as Commander-in-Charge RCN Barracks HMCS Naden 1938. He served in Prince Henry (In command) 1940. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1941). He served as Captain Commanding Canadian Ships and Establishments in UK Waters for Administrative Control 1942. He served in H.M.S. Atheling (In command) 1943. He served in HMCS Naden in Temporary Command 1945. He was appointed as an A/Commodore (WHA) RCN (With seniority dated 15/03/1946). He served as Naval Member Canadian Joint Staff Washington 1946. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1947). He served as Senior Canadian Liaison Officer London and Commanding Officer HMCS Niobe 1947.
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features Agnew Islet (BC);
 
Anecdotes
 
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); BCELP Geographical Place Names Cards Correspondence To/From BC Chief Geographer;
Last update
2010-11-18

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