|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1887, England|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1941, England|
REGNART, CORNELIUS OCTAVIUS Commander
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Skirmisher
Age: 54 Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Clare Regnart; husband of Frances Regnart, of Warminster, Wiltshire. twin of Norman Septimus Regnart. he was born in Stone Hall, Winchmore Hill, Southgate, and died aboard HMS Skirmisher - Married MABEL FRANCES SOPHIA BASHFORD 1928 in Hampstead.
He joined the Royal Navy as a Cadet on 15th Jan 1902. He was promoted to Midshipman on 15th Jun 1903 and was appointed to HMS CORNWALLIS on 29th Feb 1904. Promotion to Sub Lieutenant followed on 15th Aug 1906. He was appointed to the Submarine Depot Ship HMS MERCURY ‘for instruction in Submarines' on 13th Jan 1908. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 15th Feb 1908 and appointed to the Submarine Depot Ship HMS THAMES ‘for Submarine C1 as First Lieutenant' on 20th Aug 1908. His first Submarine Command came on 3rd May 1910 when he was appointed to HMS MERCURY ‘for Submarine A1 in Command'. On 6th Aug 1910 Cornelius Regnart was injured in a petrol explosion, which took place in Submarine A1 at Portsmouth. His next appointment (as shown in the December 1910 Navy List) was to HMS MERCURY at Portsmouth ‘for Submarine A13 in Command' to date 13th May 1910(?) On 12th Jan 1911 he was appointed to HMS THAMES ‘for Submarine C7 in Command' and this appointment lasted until 5th Nov 1913. On 6th Nov 1913 he was appointed to the 16,500 ton Battle Ship HMS LORD NELSON. In December 1914 he was serving in the 23,000ton Battleship HMS AJAX (Captain Arthur J Henniker-Hughan, Bt., AdC, Royal Navy) to which he had been appointed on 14th Apr 1914. Cornelius Regnart returned to Submarines with an appointment to the Submarine Depot Ship HMS BONAVENTURE ‘for Submarine C16 in Command' to date 1st Sep 1915. He was promoted Lieutenant Commander on 15th Feb 1916. The appointment to Submarine C16 was followed by an appointment to HMS DOLPHIN ‘for Submarine G12 in Command' to date 17th Apr 1916. He was ‘Mentioned in Dispatches' (see London Gazette of 2nd Nov 1917). He was re-appointed to HMS DOLPHIN ‘for Submarine L8 in Command' on 1st Feb 1918 and then to the Submarine Depot Ship HMS AMBROSE ‘for Submarine L6 in Command – standing by whilst completing' to which he had been appointed on 3rd Apr 1918. Submarine L6 was built by the William Beardmore Yard at Dalmuir on the Clyde and was ‘Laid down' in October 1916, was launched on 14th Jan 1918 and was ‘Commissioned' on 3rd Jul 1918. He was still serving in Submarine L6 in July 1919. On 15th May 1920 he was appointed to HMS PRESIDENT and, on 1st Nov 1920 to HMS PRESIDENT ‘for the Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining – Naval Staff'. Cornelius Regnart was transferred to the Retired List on 2nd Nov 1925. He was promoted Commander on the Retired List on 4th Jan 1927. Cornelius Regnart was recalled for further service during WWII and was, initially appointed to HMS SKIRMISHER on 25th Aug 1939 ‘for Naval Control of Shipping Duties at Milford Haven'. Cornelius Regnart died at the age of fifty-four but the circumstances of his death are not yet established.
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Milford Haven Cemetery
Plot: Sec. E. Grave 615.
Created by: wertypop
Record added: Oct 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60857873
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i thought that a Water Lilly was apt, for someone who spent a lot of their life serving in the Royal Navy|
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