Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,100 pages of information and 233,633 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George Henry Starr

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

George Henry Starr (1875-1947)

1875 January 27th. Born in Neemuch, Bombay, India, the son of George Lennoy Hanmer Starr and his wife Laura Isabella Mitchell

1904 Married Kathleen Mary Prescott

1922 Eng.-Com. R.N., H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth: b. 1875; s. of Captain G. L. H. Starr, late Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers, m. Kathleen Mary Prescott, 1904. Ed. Hurstpierpoint College, 1888-92; City and Guilds Engineering College, Finsbury, 1892-4. Training with W. H. Allen, Sons and Co., Bedford, 1894-7. Assistant Engineer, R.N., 1897; Engineer-Lieutenant, 1903; Engineer. Lieut.-Commander, 1911; Senior Engineer of H.M.S. "Indomitable" on the occasion of visit of H.R.H. Prince of Wales to Quebec when that ship on the return journey lowered all existing Atlantic records by maintaining an average speed of 25.3 knots. Served in Ordnance Department, Admiralty, 1910-14. War Services. As Assistant Engineer of H.M.S. Centurion landed with Admiral Sir E. J. Seymoues Column, June, 1900, for Relief of Peking (medal and clasp); Senior Engineer of H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth" at Dardanelles, 1915; promoted Engineer-Commander, 1916, for good service; Engineer-Commander of H.M.S. "Duncan" in Mediterranean and H.M.S. "Cochrance" in Second Cruiser Squadron; in charge of gun mountings, Portsmouth Dockyard, 1917.

See Also


Sources of Information