Francis Jack Cartwright, RN

Born  4 Aug 1908London, England

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1 Jan 1929 A/S.Lt.
16 Aug 1929 S.Lt.
16 Aug 1939 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1945 Cdr.
4 Aug 1958 Capt. (retired)

Retired: 4 Aug 1958


31 May 1956 OBE
27 Mar 1958 CVO

Warship Commands listed for Francis Jack Cartwright, RN

HMS Verdun (L 93)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer20 May 1940Nov 1940
HMS Express (H 61)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer22 Jul 19413 Jun 1943

Career information

Francis Jack Cartwright was the son of Francis John Winsor Cartwright, RMLI and Emily Mary Toulmin Cartwright nee Bullock. He was born 4 August 1908 in London. His father was killed in action in France at the Battle of Greville in 1917 during WWI.

His first cousin Captain Thomas Desmond Cartwright went down with HMS Hood, 24 May 1941.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Express (H 61)

9 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0625C/9, HMS Express (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Cartwright, RN) and HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN) returned to Kilindini / Mombasa from escort duty. (1)


  1. ADM 53/116767

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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