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Geoffrey Mainwaring Sladen DSO DSC RN (1904 - 1985)

Capt. Geoffrey Mainwaring Sladen DSO DSC RN
Born in Reigate, Surrey, Englandmap
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Died [location unknown]
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Geoffrey Sladen DSO DSC RN was born in Surrey, England.


Geoffrey Mainwaring Sladen was born in Reigate, Surrey, England, on 3 Aug 1904 #Ref_1,#Ref_2 and baptized on 31 Aug 1904 #Ref_2.

In 1931 he married Anna Maria Rolt in Amersham #Ref_3.

He served in the Royal Navy. His service record shows that he had command of several vessels as follows:


No.NameDate BeganDate Ended
1 HMS H50 1 May 1934 2 Mar 1935
2 HMS Oswald 2 Aug 1939 Feb 1940
3 HMS Trident 2 Aug 1939 Feb 1940
4 HMS Titania 12 Jun 1942 Early 1943
5 HMS Sheffield 11 Jan 1944 29 Mar 1944
6 HMS Sheffield 28 Aug 1944 Nov 1944
7 HMS Musketeer 20 Feb 1945 Aug 1945

A summary of his personal details can be seen on the website #Web_1.

The website #Web_2 gives his naval appointments.

A short account of his life and career in the Royal Navy can be seen on the website #Web_3.

Another table of his Naval appointments can be seen on the website #Web_4. The website also gives a detailed record of his service between 1939 and 1942 and sets out his ranks and awards in the Royal Navy (reproduced below).

Ranks and Awards

1 15 Jan 1925 A/S Lt
2 15 Oct 1925 S Lt
3 5 Jul 1927 Lt
4 15 Jul 1935 Lt Cdr
5 3 Dec 1940 DSC
6 30 Jun 1941 Cdr
7 30 Jun 1946 Capt.
827 Jan 1942 DSO
916 Jun 1942 Bar to DSO
107 Jul 1955 Retired

He passed away on 4 Oct 1985 #Ref_4.



  • Ref_1: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915: 1904; Jul-Aug-Sep; Reigate; Volume: 2a; Page: 198
Name: Geoffrey Mainwaring Sladen
Registration Year: 1904
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district: Reigate
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 198
  • Ref_2: Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912
Name: Geoffrey Mainwaring Sladen
Birth Date: 3 Aug 1904
Baptism Date: 31 Aug 1904
Baptism Place: Reigate, St Mary, Surrey, England
Father: Joseph Sladen
Mother: Mary Diana Sladen
  • Ref_3: England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005: Apr-May-Jun 1931; Registration district: Amersham; Volume Number: 3a; Page: 2424
Name: Geoffrey M Sladen
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1931
Registration district: Amersham
Inferred County: Buckinghamshire
Spouse: Anna M Rolt
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 2424
  • Ref_4: London, England, Death Notices from The Times, 1982-1988
Name: G M Capt Sladen
Age: 81
Birth Year: 1904
Death Date: 4 Oct 1985
Published Date: 8 Oct 1985
Spouse's Name: Mary Sladen

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