Walter Wilmot Sitwell

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Captain Walter Wilmot Sitwell, (9 November, 1899 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Sitwell was the son of H. W. Sitwell, Esq., a farmer and landowner from Stockton, West Rugby. Upon passing out of the Training Establishment in September 1915, he was appointed to the battlecruiser Inflexible.

He failed his gunnery and torpedo examinations in September 1917, but passed them in November.

He fought in Inflexible at the Battle of Jutland, and left her when he was appointed to the light cruiser Chatham on 21 January, 1918.

Sitwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1920.

Sitwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1928.

Sitwell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1934.

He was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 8 November, 1949, suffering from a duodenal ulcer.

He was granted the war service rank of Captain on 21 December, 1949.

In February 1953 he was hospitalized with an ulcer.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cameron St. C. Ingham
Captain of H.M.S. Moorhen
c. Feb, 1929[1] – Apr, 1931[2]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Wainewright
Preceded by
Tom S. V. Phillips
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
24 Jul, 1935[3] – 19 Nov, 1935[4]
Succeeded by
Frank D. Morris
Preceded by
Charles J. Blake
Captain of H.M.S. Devonshire
13 Jul, 1943 – 13 Sep, 1943
Succeeded by
John C. Richards
Preceded by
Eustace H. Wace
Naval Officer in Charge, Port Said
1 Jan, 1946 – 28 Mar, 1946
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Albert E. Sercombe
Assistant Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard
17 Mar, 1947 – 8 Nov, 1949
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Sitwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/193. f. 193.
  2. Sitwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/193. f. 193.
  3. Sitwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/192. f. 193.
  4. Sitwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/192. f. 193.