Sir Thomas Halsey, 3rd Baronet
|Full name||Thomas Edgar Halsey|
28 November 1898|
South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England
|Died||30 August 1970
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||20 May 1920 Royal Navy v Cambridge University|
|Last First-class||25 August 1928 Royal Navy v Royal Air Force|
Source: CricketArchive, 7 June 2008
Born in South Mimms in 1898, Halsey was the elder son of Sir Walter Halsey, 2nd Baronet, and his wife Agnes Marion, the daughter of William Macalpine Leny. He was educated at Eton College and Cambridge. He was already a lieutenant in the Royal Navy when he went up to Cambridge.
He played cricket for Eton in 1915 and 1916, but it was for the Royal Navy cricket team that he made his first-class debut, playing against his university side during the 1920 English cricket season.
He played twice for the university cricket team in 1920, but did not gain his blue. The rest of his first-class matches were all for the Royal Navy, mostly against the British Army cricket team, though there were also matches against the RAF and New Zealand.
He began to play minor counties cricket for Hertfordshire in 1921, continuing to play for them until 1932, a year in which he played for the Navy against a combined South America team. In 1936, he played for Egypt against HM Martineau's XI, captaining the side and scoring a century in the first innings.
|Captain Sir Thomas Edgar Halsey|
Thomas Halsey (right)
|Born||28 Nov 1898
South Mimms, Herts
|Died||30 Aug 1970
Hemel Hempstead, Herts
|Years of service||1916–1946|
|Commands held||HMS Boadicea, HMS Malcolm, HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich), Naval Officer-in-Charge, Isle of Man, HMS King George V, RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus)|
|Battles/wars||World War I, World War II, Dunkirk|
|Awards||Naval GSM; DSO; 39–45, Atlantic, and Europe stars; Defence & War medals; Mentioned in Despatches|
|Other work||DL 1948, JP 1950, CC 1953, and Vice-Lieut. Herts. 1957–1970|
- HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (China Station) 30 Apr 1925 – May 1926
- HMS Victory 31 Jan 1927 – Jul 1927
- HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies Station) 1 Feb 1929 – Feb 1931
- HMY Victoria and Albert (Royal yacht) 20 Jan 1932 – Jan 1934
- Commanding Officer, HMS Boadicea (destroyer) (Mediterranean Fleet) 3 Aug 1934 – Feb 1936
- Senior Officers' War Course (HMS President) 12 October 1936 – Feb 1937
- an Assistant to Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord (HMS President) 8 Mar 1937 – Apr 1939
- Commanding Officer, the destroyer HMS Malcolm (flotilla leader) & Captain (D), 16th Destroyer Flotilla, 31 Jul 1939 – 25 Jun 1940 & 12 Aug 1940 – 22 Oct 1940.
- HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich), Feb 1941–4 Feb 1942
- Naval Officer-in-Charge, Isle of Man & CO Training establishment HMS St George, Douglas, Isle of Man 4 Feb 1942–(08.1942)
- Flag Captain, the battleship HMS King George V, 15 Feb 1943 – 10 Apr 1945.
- Commodore RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) 1945–1946
Halsey retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain in 1946, and went on to serve as Deputy Lieutenant for Herts from 1948, a JP from 1950, County Councillor from 1953, and Vice-Lieutenant for Herts from 1957 until his death at Hemel Hempstead in 1970.
Marriage and children
Halsey married Jean Margaret Palmer, daughter of Bertram Brooke, onetime Tuan Muda of Sarawak, and through him, granddaughter of the second White Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Brooke. They had one son (the 4th Baronet) and two daughters.
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- "CricketArchive profile". Cricketarchive.co.uk. 30 August 1970. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
- Teams played for by Thomas Halsey at CricketArchive
- HALSEY, Captain Sir Thomas Edgar in Who Was Who 1897–2007 online, accessed 8 June 2008.
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1971, Obituaries
- First-class matches played by Thomas Halsey at CricketArchive
- Other matches played by Thomas Halsey at CricketArchive
- Scorecard of Egypt v HM Martineau's XI, 23 April 1936 at CricketArchive
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- "No. 34867". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 June 1940. p. 3500.
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
(of Gaddesdon, Hertfordshire)
2 Sep 1950 – 30 Aug 1970