Charles Rowland Eardley Childers, RNVR

Born  Apr 1901Brisbane Australia
Died  Jun 1989(88)Berkshire, UK


3 May 1940 T/Lt.
??? T/A/Lt.Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for Charles Rowland Eardley Childers, RNVR

HMS Stella Pegasi (FY 155)T/Lt.ASW Trawler7 May 194110 Nov 1941
HMS Amber (T 88)T/Lt.ASW Trawler9 Mar 194220 Dec 1943
HMS Burra (T 158)T/Lt.MS TrawlerDec 1943mid 1944
HMS Bern (T 294)T/A/Lt.Cdr.MS Trawler1 Aug 1944Early 1945

Career information

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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