James Charles Willis

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Lieutenant-Commander (retired) James Charles Willis, R.N. (21 April, 1876 – 2 December, 1952) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Willis was granted the acting rank of Gunner (T) on 5 September, 1905 and confirmed in the rank on 27 November, 1906.

Willis was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 March, 1918.

Willis was appointed in command of the patrol boat P46 in January, 1920.[1]

Willis was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 August, 1922 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 1 March, 1926.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Noel H. Beaver
Captain of H.M.S. P11
23 Jul, 1919[2] – 13 Jan, 1920
Succeeded by
Preceded by
John A. V. Morse
Captain of H.M.S. P46
13 Jan, 1920[3]
Succeeded by
Ernest Ovenden


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 821.
  2. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 25, 1919; pg. 6; Issue 42161.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 821.