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Henry Bousfield
Born 30 November 1889
Died 6 November 1947 (1947-11-07) (aged 57)
Place of birth Hoole, Cheshire
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1906–1946
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMS Manchester
Dover Command
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Rear Admiral Henry Hugh Bousfield (30 November 1889 – 6 November 1947) was a Royal Navy who became Commander-in-Chief, Dover.

Naval career[edit | edit source]

Bousfield joined the Royal Navy in January 1906.[1] He served in the cruiser HMS Skirmisher and then in the battleship HMS King George V during the First World War.[1] Promoted to captain in June 1931, he became Senior Naval Officer, Yangtze in September 1931, captain of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in August 1935[2] and commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Manchester in January 1938: he saw active service in command of the ship during the Second World War.[3] He retired in July 1941 but was recalled as Commander-in-Chief, Dover in July 1945 before reverting to retirement in June 1946.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Pridham-Wippell
Commander-in-Chief, Dover
Succeeded by
Post disbanded

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