Roy Gill

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Commodore, Second Class R.N.R. SIR Roy Gill, K.B.E., R.D., R.N.R., Retired (19 February, 1887 – 13 October, 1967) served in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Roy Gill was born to British parents in Philadelphia. He joined the Royal Naval Reserve in 1905.

Gill was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 28 March, 1915, with a seniority of 10 February, 1915.

Gill was appointed in command of the Q-ship Lothbury from 15 July, 1918 until 26 January, 1919.

Gill was demobilised upon being found fit on 4 January, 1920.

Gill was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. on 21 February, 1923, with a seniority of 10 February, 1923.

Gill was promoted to the rank of Commander R.N.R. on 30 June 1930.

Gill was promoted to the rank of Captain R.N.R. on 31 December, 1935.

World War II

Gill was placed on the Retired List on 19 February, 1943.

Gill was knighted in 1945.

Gill was granted the War Service rank of Commodore, Second Class R.N.R. on 24 May, 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frank B. Watson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 072
13 May, 1915[1] – 25 Jan, 1916
Succeeded by
Carl E. Rahtkens
Preceded by
John P. Landon
Captain of H.M.S. Vulture
20 Jan, 1916[2] – 25 Apr, 1917
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Charles T. A. Bunbury
Captain of H.M. T.B. 28
17 May, 1917[3] – 2 Jul, 1918
Succeeded by
Thomas Burton
Preceded by
Stephen H. Smiles
Captain of H.M.S. Heather
28 Jul, 1919 – 7 Dec, 1919
Succeeded by
Irving M. Palmer
Preceded by
Morris H. Smyth
as Captain of H.M.Y. Iolanda
Captain of H.M.S. White Bear
Dec, 1939 – 4 Nov, 1940
Succeeded by
Charles C. Flemming


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401b.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399g.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399t.