|Born||30 November 1889|
|Died||6 November 1947 (aged 57)|
|Place of birth||Hoole, Cheshire|
|Years of service||1906–1946|
World War I|
World War II
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Bousfield joined the Royal Navy in January 1906. He served in the cruiser HMS Skirmisher and then in the battleship HMS King George V during the First World War. 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 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. He retired in July 1941 but was recalled as Commander-in-Chief, Dover in July 1945 before reverting to retirement in June 1946.
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- "Rear Admiral H H Bousfield". http://content.yudu.com/Library/A3zjkb/Medals1718May16/resources/215.htm. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
- "Senior Royal Navy appointments". http://www.gulabin.com/armynavy/pdf/Senior%20Royal%20Navy%20Appointments%201865-.pdf. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
- "Henry Hugh Bousfield, RN". U Boat.net. http://uboat.net/allies/commanders/306.html. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
- "Dover Command". Unit histories. http://www.unithistories.com/units_british/RN_Dover.html. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
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