Cyril Fuller

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Sir Cyril Fuller
Born 1874
Died 1942
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1887–1935
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Cumberland
HMS Challenger
HMS Astraea
HMS Repulse
Battlecruiser Squadron
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order

Admiral Sir Cyril Thomas Moulden Fuller KCB CMG DSO (1874–1942) was a senior Royal Navy officer who went on to be Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel.

Naval career[edit]

Fuller joined the Royal Navy in 1887.[1] He served in World War I as Senior Naval Officer for the Togoland and Cameroons expedition forces in 1914 and then successively commanded the cruisers HMS Cumberland, HMS Challenger and HMS Astraea.[1] He commanded battlecruiser HMS Repulse from 1916 and then became Director of Naval Plans at the Admiralty in 1917.[1] He was Head of the British Naval Section at the Peace Conference in Paris in 1919.[1]

After the War he became Chief of Staff for the Atlantic Fleet in 1920 and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in 1922.[1] He was made Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy in 1923 and given command of the Battlecruiser Squadron in 1925.[1] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the America and West Indies Station in 1928 and Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel in 1930.[1] He retired in 1935.[1]

During World War II he was Zone commander for the North Riding of Yorkshire Home Guard.[2]


In 1902 he married Edith Margaret Connell.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Field
Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
Succeeded by
Sir Ernle Chatfield
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Field
Commander, Battlecruiser Squadron
Succeeded by
Sir Frederic Dreyer
Preceded by
Sir Walter Cowan
Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir Vernon Haggard
Preceded by
Sir Michael Hodges
Second Sea Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Dudley Pound