Charles Rowland Eardley Childers, RNVR
|Born ||Apr 1901||Brisbane Australia|
|Died ||Jun 1989||(88)||Berkshire, UK|
|3 May 1940|| ||T/Lt.|
Warship Commands listed for Charles Rowland Eardley Childers, RNVR
|HMS Stella Pegasi (FY 155)||T/Lt.||ASW Trawler||7 May 1941||10 Nov 1941|
|HMS Amber (T 88)||T/Lt.||ASW Trawler||9 Mar 1942||20 Dec 1943|
|HMS Burra (T 158)||T/Lt.||MS Trawler||Dec 1943||mid 1944|
|HMS Bern (T 294)||T/A/Lt.Cdr.||MS Trawler||1 Aug 1944||Early 1945|
Charles RE Childers, born April 1901 in Brisbane Australia, died June 1989 in Berkshire UK. He attended the Jervis Bay Naval Academy from 1916 to 1918,passed out of the course under controversial circumstances, was posted to Britain and served in HMS Tiger and other ships as a midshipman in the Baltic in 1919-21 in operations against the Russians. In 1923 he fell victim to the "Geddes axe" and lost his career while at the rank of acting Lieutenant Commander. He then joined the Burma Forestry until late 1938 when he became seriously ill with amoebic dysentery and was repatriated to UK. He was still recovering when WW2 broke out but was called up for service into the RNVR and served in the North Atlantic for a short time. After he applied to the Admiralty for a transfer to a warmer climate on account of his long period in the tropics, he was posted to vessels in the Mediterranean and served on armed trawlers to the end of the War. He was demobilised at Lowestoft in mid 1945.
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