Henry Ernest Digby Hugh Willoughby
Life & Career
Willoughby was born on 1 July, 1882, the eldest son of the Honourable Ernest Willoughby. He was educated at Cheam School and passed into H.M.S. Britannia in 1896.
At the outbreak of the First World War he was appointed to the recently requisitioned battleship Agincourt. On 30 June, 1915 he was promoted to Commander and posted to the battle cruiser Indefatigable. He was killed along with the rest of the crew when the ship sank at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May, 1916.
- "Officers of the Fleet" (news). The Times. Thursday, 8 June, 1916. Issue 41188, col G, pg. 10.
- "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.