Rafe Grenville Rowley-Conwy
Rowley-Conwy was the second son of Captain Conwy Granville Hercules Rowley (1841-1900), by his wife Marian Harford. His father, who later took the surname Rowley-Conwy, was a son of Colonel the Hon. Richard Rowley (1812-1887), an MP for Harwich and a younger son of the 1st Baron Langford.
He was confirmed as a second lieutenant in the Royal Navy on 14 December 1894, and later promoted to Lieutenant. On 13 May 1902 he was appointed to the cruiser HMS Medusa, as First and Gunnery lieutenant. He was promoted to Commander on 22 July 1911, and to Captain on 31 December 1916. In November 1914 he was appointed in command of the destroyer HMS Mentor. He was in command of the 15th Destroyer Flotilla from November, 1917 to 1 March 1919. Appointed Captain (D), 3rd Destroyer Flotilla from 7 July 1919 to 7 July 1921. During the latter part of the First World War, and was appointed captain of the light cruiser HMS Curacoa in 1921. He retired as Rear-Admiral.
Rowley-Conwy owned the Bodrhyddan estate in Rhuddlan. He never married, and the estate was inherited by his nephew Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy, who later succeeded a second cousin as Baron Langford.
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