Alexander Guy Berners Wilson

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Captain Alexander Guy Berners Wilson, M.V.O., D.S.O., R.N. (18 November, 1890 – 11 April, 1942) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a surgeon.

Wilson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 March, 1913.

Wilson was appointed in command of the trawler Andrew King from late October 1917 to 20 December, 1918.

Wilson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 March, 1921.

Wilson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1926.

Wilson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1933.

World War II

Wilson was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 5 March, 1942 and died on 11 April of uraemia.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lambert N. B. Morgan
Captain of H.M. T.B. 22
5 May, 1916[1] – 29 Aug, 1917
Succeeded by
Valentine G. C. Shortridge
Preceded by
David Wardlaw-Ramsay
Captain of H.M.S. Scarab
14 Jan, 1921[2] – Jan, 1923
Succeeded by
Humphrey E. Archer
Preceded by
Reginald H. Stringer
Captain of H.M.S. Albury
10 Jul, 1924 – c. 20 Aug, 1924[Inference]
Succeeded by
Alban Knubley
Preceded by
Vincent B. Cardwell
Captain of H.M.S. Daffodil
28 Oct, 1929[3] – 24 Nov, 1931
Succeeded by
Gilbert A. Barratt
Preceded by
Harold T. C. Walker
Captain of H.M.A.S. Canberra
20 Apr, 1936[4]
Succeeded by
Wilfrid R. Patterson
Preceded by
John M. Mansfield
Captain of H.M.S. Norfolk
Aug, 1939 – 10 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
Alfred J. L. Phillips


  1. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 399t.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 808.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 229.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 295.