Frederick Rodney Garside, RN

Born  7 Mar 1897
Died  8 Jul 1940(43)HMS Gloucester (62)


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Ranks

31 Jul 1914 Mid.
15 May 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Nov 1916 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1917 Lt.
15 Dec 1925 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1930 Cdr.
31 Dec 1935 Capt.

Decorations

2 Jan 1939 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Frederick Rodney Garside, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Gloucester (62)Capt.Light cruiser3 Jan 19398 Jul 1940 (+)

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Light cruiser HMS Gloucester (62)


1 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN wearing the Flag of Vice-Admiral Sir R. Leatham, CB, RN) departed Aden to patrol in the Southern Red Sea.

At the outbreak of the Second World War HMS Gloucester was part of the 4th Cruiser Squadron which was based on the East Indies Station. The other cruisers that were part of the 4th Cruiser Squadron were her sister ships HMS Manchester (Capt. H.H. Bousfield, RN) and HMS Liverpool (Capt. A.D. Read, RN).

5 Sep 1939
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) made a short call at Aden to refuel. She departed later the same day for patrol in the Indian Ocean.

9 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) made a short call at Mombasa to refuel. She departed later the same day to resume her patrol.

15 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Mombasa from patrol in the Indian Ocean.

17 Sep 1939
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Mombasa for patrol and Aden.

22 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Aden from patrol.

26 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Aden for the Perim patrol.

2 Oct 1939
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Aden to refuel. She departed for patrol in the Indian Ocean later the same day.

5 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) fuelled off Masirah Island. She resumed her patrol later the same day.

11 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Colombo.

14 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Colombo for patrol in the Indian Ocean.

21 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) made a short call at Colombo to refuel. She departed again to resume her patrol later the same day.

23 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) returned to Colombo.

25 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Colombo to patrol in the Indian Ocean, Maldives area.

31 Oct 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) returned to Colombo.

7 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Colombo to patrol in the Indian Ocean.

12 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) made a short call at Colombo to refuel. She departed again to resume her patrol later the same day.

17 Nov 1939
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Rangoon, Burma. She departed again to resume her patrol later the same day.

19 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) made a short call at Trincomalee to refuel. She departed again to resume her patrol later the same day.

24 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Diego Saurez, Madagascar. She departed again to patrol in the Indian Ocean later the same day.

29 Nov 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) made a short call at Diego Saurez to refuel. She departed again to resume her patrol later the same day.

5 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Diego Saurez.

6 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Diego Saurez for patrol. She returned later the same day.

8 Dec 1939
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Diego Saurez for Simonstown, South Africa together with HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN) and HMS Cornwall (Capt. C.F. Hammill, RN). This was later changed to Durban.

12 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Durban, South Africa.

14 Dec 1939
HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN), HMS Cornwall (Capt. C.F. Hammill, RN) and HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) put to sea from Durban for the South Atlantic when it was reported that the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee was in Montivideo harbour. They were recalled early the next day and they returned to Durban.

22 Dec 1939
HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN) and HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Durban for Mauritius.

26 Dec 1939
HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN) and HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Mauritius. After fuelling they departed for the Seychelles later the same day.

29 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN) and HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Port Victoria, Seychelles.

31 Dec 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN) and HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Port Victoria, Seychelles for Colombo.

4 Jan 1940
HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN) and HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrive at Colombo.

At Colombo Gloucester was to undergo a short refit.

6 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) is docked at Colombo.

28 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) completed her short refit at Colombo and is undocked.

31 Jan 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Colombo to patrol in the Indian Ocean.

5 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Port Victoria, Seychelles where she took on board fuel.

6 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Port Victoria, Seychelles to resume her patrol.

9 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Mombasa.

11 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) shifted from Mombasa to Zanzibar.

12 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Zanzibar for patrol in the Indian Ocean.

17 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Durban.

21 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Durban for patrol in the Indian Ocean.

23 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) made a short call at Toliara, Madagascar before proceeding to sea again.

24 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) made a short call at Fort Dauphin (now called Tôlanaro), Madagascar before proceeding to sea again.

28 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Mauritius.

29 Feb 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Mauritius to continue her patrol.

5 Mar 1940
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Colombo.

18 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 18/19 March 1940, HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN), conducted exercises off Colombo.

22 Mar 1940
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Colombo for patrol in the Indian Ocean and to proceed to Bombay, India.

24 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Bombay.

26 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Bombay to return to Colombo.

28 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Colombo.

29 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Colombo for patrol in the Indian Ocean towards Mauritius.

3 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Mauritius. After fuelling she departed for Simonstown, South Africa later the same day.

8 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Simonstown, South Africa.

12 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Simonstown to patrol in South-African waters.

18 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) returned to Simonstown.

21 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Simonstown for patrol in the South Atlantic.

30 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) returned to Simonstown.

7 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Simonstown.

13 May 1940
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) conducted exercises off Simonstown together with HMS Shropshire (Capt. J.H. Edelsten, RN).

14 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Simonstown for Mombasa, Kenya.

19 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Mombasa. After fuelling and provisioning she departed for Aden later the same day.

22 May 1940
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Aden. She departed for Port Said later the same day together with HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN), HMS Liverpool (Capt. P.A. Read, RN) and HMAS Sydney (Capt. J.A. Collins, RAN).

25 May 1940
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Suez. She commenced the transit of the Suez Canal later the same day. She arrived at Port Said shortly before midnight.

26 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) shifted from Port Said to Alexandria where she joined the Mediterranean Fleet.

3 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 3/4 June 1940, HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN), participated in exercises with the Mediterranean Fleet off Alexandria.

6 Jun 1940
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) participated in exercises with other ships of the 7th Cruiser Squardon (HMS Orion (Capt. G.R.B. Back, RN, flying the flag of Vice Admiral J.C. Tovey, CB, DSO, RN), HMS Neptune (Capt. R.C. O'Conor, RN) and HMAS Sydney (Capt. J.A. Collins, RAN)) off Alexandria.

7 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Alexandria for Malta.

8 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Malta.

9 Jun 1940
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) departed Malta to return to Alexandria. She was escorted by HMS Dainty (Cdr. M.S. Thomas, DSO, RN).

10 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) returned to Alexandria.

11 Jun 1940

Operations in the Eastern Mediterranean, 11 to 15 June 1940.

Around 0100/11, Cruisers of the 7th Cruiser Squadron; (HMS Orion (Capt. G.R.B. Back, RN, flying the flag of Vice Admiral J.C. Tovey, CB, DSO, RN), HMS Neptune (Capt. R.C. O'Conor, RN), HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN), HMS Liverpool (Capt. P.A. Read, RN) and HMAS Sydney (Capt. J.A. Collins, RAN).

Around 0230 hours other ships of the Mediterranean Fleet departed Alexandria; battleships HMS Warspite (Capt. D.B. Fisher, OBE, RN flying the flag of A/Admiral Sir A.B. Cunningham, KCB, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Malaya (Capt. Sir A.F.E. Palliser, DSC, RN) and aircraft carrier HMS Eagle (Capt. A.R.M. Bridge, RN). They were escorted by the destroyers HMS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, RAN), HMAS Vampire (Cdr. J.A. Walsh, RAN), HMS Voyager (Cdr. J.C. Morrow, RAN), HMS Dainty (Cdr. M.S. Thomas, RN), HMS Hasty, (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, RN), HMS Ilex, HMS Janus (Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, RN), HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN) and HMS Nubian (Cdr. R.W. Ravenhill, RN).

The Fleet was joined at 0845 hours by HMS Caledon (Capt. C.P. Clarke, RN) which had departed Port Said at 2355/10. Around 1330 hours, HMS Calypso (Capt. H.A. Rowley, RN) also joined the fleet also coming from Port Said. Also in the afternoon destroyer HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN) joined coming from Alexandria.

In the evening, around 1845 hours, the destroyers HMS Havock (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Courage, DSO, RN), HMS Hereward (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Greening, RN), HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, RN), HMS Hostile (Cdr. J.P. Wright, DSO, RN), HMS Hyperion (Cdr. H.St.L. Nicholson, RN) and HMS Imperial (Lt.Cdr. C.A.deW. Kitcat, RN) also joined. A little over an hour later the three Australian destroyers then left the Fleet for Alexandria.

Around 2015 hours, HMS Caledon, HMS Calypso and HMS Dainty split off from the fleet for a sweep to the south of Crete. During this sweep HMS Calypso was torpedoed around 0300/12. She sank at 0334/12. HMS Caledon and HMS Dainty then picked up the survivors and landed them on the 13th at Alexandria.

During the night of 11/12 June 1940, HMS Orion and HMAS Sydney made a sweep of Benghazi but had no contact with the enemy. At the same time HMS Gloucester and HMS Liverpool and four destroyers made a sweep of Tobruk. They shelled the harbour and coast defence ship San Giorgio inside it. Also they engaged three Italian auxiliary gunboats; Palmaiola, Riccardo Grazioli Lante and Giovanni Berta. The last one was sunk during the engagement.

All British ships returned to Alexandria on 14/15 June.


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