Sir Doveton Sturdee

The May 7 1925 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained a photograph of a British admiral named Sir Doveton Sturdee who had passed away that day, which I have included here just because I love the sound of his name.


Wikipedia has an entry for Sir Doveton, whose full name was Sir Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee, 1st Baronet GCB, KCMG, CVO. He was awarded a baronetcy in 1916 after sinking almost all of an entire German naval squadron, and passed away only four years after his retirement in 1921.

(By the way: one of my projects is to figure out when newspapers changed from using “to-day” to the modern “today”. So far, all I’ve found is that the old spelling was phased out sometime in the early 20th century, but I already know that.)

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