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Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Iremonger, DSO (20 September, 1882 – 9 November 1937) was an officer in the Royal Marine Artillery who later served as acting Governor of Saint Helena.

Early life

Harold Edward William Iremonger was educated at Blundell's Schoolmarker in Tivertonmarker and was gazetted to the Royal Marine Artillery in 1900. He obtained his captaincy in 1911.

World War I

After the outbreak of the War Iremonger was with the Grand Fleet and at the Battle of Jutlandmarker, on 31 May, 1916, being the senior Marine officer in HMS Valiant of the 5th Battle Squadron.

Early in 1917 Iremonger joined the RMA Heavy Siege Train operating in the Belgian coastal sector. In June 1917 he was promoted to major and in the following March became a ‘group’ commander and his guns fired in support of the Zeebrugge Raid.

Iremonger was mentioned in despatches, received the DSO in 1919, together with the brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel. He also received the Légion d'honneur and the Belgianmarker Croix de guerre.

Post war

From 1923 to 1927 Iremonger commanded the troops at Saint Helena, and was Acting Governor of Saint Helena for a short period in 1925.

Sources

  • Obituary of Lieut-Colonel Iremonger, The Times, 12 November, 1937 (pg. 18; Issue 47840; col B)



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