|Years of service 1910 - 1941|
Rank Rear admiral
Name Henry Horan
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
|Commands held HMS Coventry
New Zealand Division|
Battles/wars World War I World War II
Awards Order of the Bath, Distinguished Service Cross
Battles and wars World War I, World War II
The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax - Thomas Henry Horan
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.
Horan joined the Royal Navy in 1910 and served in World War I taking part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914. He was appointed Commanding Officer of the cruiser HMS Coventry in 1931, Senior Naval Member on the Directing Staff at the Imperial Defence College in October 1935 and Commanding Officer of the battleship HMS Barham in 1937.
He also served in World War II as Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Division from December 1939 to April 1940 before retiring in 1941. In early retirement he served as a staff officer in Combined Operations Headquarters in Richmond Terrace, London. He was made a CB in the New Year Honours 1947.