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Grant, Harold Taylor Wood

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Title Vice-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-28710
 
Birth 01/03/1899 Death 08/05/1965
Place Halifax Place Ottawa
Area NS Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours CBE. DSO. M.I.D. Bronze Star Medal (USA). Commander of the Military Order of Italy (Italy)
Awards
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
After his naval service he served as President of the Home Lines Steamship Agency of Canada Ltd. in Montréal to 1965. He also served as President of the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Geographical Society. He was a director of the International Grenfell Association and the Grenfell Labrador Medical Mission.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1914. He served in Royal Naval College of Canada (Fifth Term) 1914. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 02/02/1917). He served in H.M.S. Leviathan and H.M.S. Carnarvon and H.M.S. Roxborough 1917. He served in H.M.S. Minotaur. He served in H.M.S. Canada 1918. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 03/05/1919). He served in H.M.S. Warwick 1919. He served in the North Russia Relief Force (Bolshevik Revolution) 1919. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RCN He was appointed as a 02/12/1920). He served in HMCS Aurora 1920. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN He was appointed as a 02/11/1920). He served in HMCS Patriot as First Lieutenant 1923. He served in HMCS Patrician 1924. He served in H.M.S. Warspite 1927. He served in H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth 1927. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 02/11/1928). He served as Staff Officer to Commander-in-Charge Halifax 1929. He served in HMCS Saguenay 1931. He served in NHQ as Director Naval Plans 1934. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/08/1935). He served in NHQ as Director Naval Reserves 1935. He served in the RN Staff Course 1936. He served in H.M.S. Nelson on Staff of Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet 1936. He served in HMCS Skeena (I) (In command) 1938. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1940). He served in NHQ as Chief of Naval Personnel and later as Third Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1940. He served as the Captain (D) Newfoundland 1942. He served in H.M.S. Diomede (In command) 1943. He served in H.M.S. Enterprise (In command) 1943. He served in HMCS Ontario (In command) 1945. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN 1945. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 28/02/1946). He served as Chief of Naval Administration and Supply and Third Member of the Naval Board 1946. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1947). He served in NHQ as Chief of Naval Staff 1947-51. (He was retired in 1951.) (He was awarded the DSO for services in command of the cruiser H.M.S. Enterprise in an action with German destroyers in the Bay of Biscay in 12/1943.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2011-02-16

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