Henry Horan

Henry Horan
Born 12 August 1890
Died 1961
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1910 - 1941
Rank Rear-Admiral
Commands held HMS Coventry
HMS Barham
New Zealand Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Cross

Rear-Admiral Henry Edward Horan CB DSC (12 August 1890–1961) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Division.

Naval career

Horan joined the Royal Navy in 1910 and served in World War I[1] taking part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914.[2] He was appointed Commanding Officer of the cruiser HMS Coventry in 1931,[3] Senior Naval Member on the Directing Staff at the Imperial Defence College in October 1935[4] and Commanding Officer of the battleship HMS Barham in 1937.[3]

He also served in World War II as Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Division from December 1939 to April 1940[4] before retiring in 1941.[1] In early retirement he served as a staff officer in Combined Operations Headquarters in Richmond Terrace, London.[5] He was made a CB in the New Year Honours 1947.[6]


Military offices
Preceded by
James Rivett-Carnac
Commander-in-Chief, New Zealand Division
Succeeded by
Edward Parry
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