Director of the Mobilisation Department

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Office of the
Director of the Mobilisation Department
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toSecond Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
NominatorFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorDirector of the Mobilisation Division
First holderRear-Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 3rd Baronet
Final holderRear-Admiral the Hon. Reginald A.R.Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
SuccessionDirector of the Manning Department

The Director of the Mobilisation Department was a senior British Royal Navy flag officer appointment first created in September, 1918 until December 1930.[1] The office holder was responsible for the command and administration of the Mobilisation Department.

Office Holders


  1. Rear-Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 3rd Baronet, January-September, 1918.[2]
  2. Rear-Admiral Edmond Hyde Parker: September 1918-December 1920
  3. Rear-Admiral George H.Baird: January 1921-January 1923
  4. Rear-Admiral John W. L.McClintock: January 1923-December 1924
  5. Rear-Admiral Robert N.Bax: December 1924-December 1926
  6. Rear-Admiral Rudolf M.Burmester: December 1926-December 1928
  7. Rear-Admiral Edward A.Astley-Rushton: December 1928-December 1930


  1. Mackie, Colin. "Senior Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). Gulabin, p.49, January 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  2. Archives, The National. "Culme-Seymour Service Record". National Archives, ADM 196/43, f477. Retrieved 28 February 2020.