Commodore John H Kerbey


John Holman Kerbey was born in Weabley on 13 May 1871 to William Holman Kerbey and Fanny Bradford.

Capt Kerbey was Master of Winchester Castle when she was stranded near Portland in 1936.  He was found to be at fault and resigned from the company.

He married Marjorie Wilkinson and had 4 children

He passed away on February 18 1944 in London.

Service Record

From

To

Goth

2nd Officer

1/1899

11/1899

Mexican

2nd Officer

2/1900

4/1900

Abandoned after collision

Moor

2nd Officer

7/1900

1901

Berwick Castle

Chief Officer

8/1906


Goth

Chief Officer

2/1908

7/1909

Dover Castle

Chief Officer

1910

8/1911

Briton

Chief Officer

1914


Huntsend

Master

7/1915

8/1917

Prince George

Master

10/1917

1/1918

Huntsend

Master

2/1918

3/1920

Bampton Castle

Master

5/1920

6/1920

Gascon

Master

8/1920

12/1920

Rosyth Castle

Master

1/1921

2/1921

Cawdor Castle

Master

3/1921

4/1921

Bampton Castle

Master

7/1921

1/1922

Glengorm Castle

Master

2/1922

6/1922

Gloucester Castle

Master

7/1922

8/1922

Huntsend

Master

9/1922

9/1923

Grantully Castle

Master

10/1923

12/1924

Briton

Master

12/1924

12/1924

Grantully Castle

Master

1/1925

5/1925

Walmer Castle

Master

5/1925

8/1926

Gloucester Castle

Master

9/1926

4/1927

Dunluce Castle

Master

7/1927

11/1927

Llandovery Castle

Master

12/1927

6/1928

Kildonan Castle

Master

6/1928

10/1928

Balmoral Castle

Master

11/1928

7/1929

Armadale Castle

Master

9/1929

11/1929

Edinburgh Castle

Master

12/1929

12/1930

Windsor Castle

Master

1/1931

8/1932

Carnarvon Castle

Master

9/1932

5/1933

Winchester Castle

Master

7/1933

2/1936

Retired

1936

Aged 65

Died

18 February 1944

Aged 72

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