Stanley Lyte Willis

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Vice-Admiral Stanley Lyte Willis, Royal Navy (15 March, 1875 – 7 May, 1947) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

As a Commander, on 15 October, 1912, he was appointed in command of the Bonaventure, and in command of the Fifth Submarine Flotilla and Sixth Submarine Flotilla.[1]

Willis was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to the King on 8 July, 1926.[2] promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 August, and placed on the Retired List on 9 August, vice Ernest Wigram, retired.[3] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 2 April, 1931.[4]

Willis died on 7 May, 1947 at Macauley House, Widcombe, Bath.

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Friday, 9 May, 1947. Issue 50756, col B, pg. 1.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
Captain of H.M.S. Forth
2 Jan, 1911[5] – 12 Jan, 1912
Succeeded by
Wilfred Tomkinson
Preceded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
12 Jan, 1912[6] – 15 Oct, 1912
Succeeded by
Charles G. Brodie
Preceded by
Frank Brandt
Captain of H.M.S. Bonaventure
15 Oct, 1912[7] – 21 Oct, 1915
Succeeded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
Preceded by
?
Commander (S), Fifth Submarine Flotilla
15 Oct, 1912[8] – 21 Oct, 1915
Succeeded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Preceded by
?
Commander (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
15 Oct, 1912[9] – 21 Oct, 1915
Succeeded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
as Captain (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Titania
21 Oct, 1915[10]c. Oct, 1918
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Preceded by
Hugh S. Currey
Captain of H.M.S. Actæon
11 Feb, 1921 – 3 Feb, 1922
Succeeded by
Cecil S. D. Noakes
Preceded by
?
Director of the Torpedo Division
6 Apr, 1922 – 15 Aug, 1924
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis G. G. Chilton
Captain of H.M.S. Argus
15 Aug, 1924[11] – 9 Aug, 1926
Succeeded by
Maitland W. S. Boucher

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 287.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 33182. p. 4634. 13 July, 1926,
  3. "Flag List Changes" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 11 August, 1926. Issue 44347, col F, p. 8.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 33706. p. 2332. 10 April, 1931.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 317.
  6. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 385.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392l.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 287.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 287.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398m.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 215.