Peter Robert Heathcote Drummond Willoughby

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Lieutenant-Commander THE HONOURABLE Peter Robert Heathcote Drummond Willoughby, R.N. (2 November, 1885 – 1 November, 1914) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Willoughby entered H.M.S. Britannia ranked twenty-fourth of fifty-nine successful candidates for cadetships based on his exam score of 2261 marks.[1]

Willoughby was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 August, 1906.

Willoughby served as first and gunnery officer in Bellona from March 1912 through June 1913. In the Annual Manoeuvres of 1913, he was lent to Euryalus as Flag Lieutenant. On 1 September, he was sent to the first class protected cruiser H.M.S. Powerful as gunnery officer. He remained with her until he was appointed to the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Monmouth on 30 July, 1914, though he was not the ship's gunnery officer.

Willoughby was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 August, 1914.

Willoughby died when Monmouth was lost at the Battle of Coronel on 1 November, 1914.

See Also


  1. "Cadetships In The Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 21, 1900; pg. 8; Issue 36122.