Basil Lancelot Wymer

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Commander (retired) Basil Lancelot Wymer, R.N. (22 September, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Claines, Ware.

Wymer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1904.

Wymer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1912.

Wymer served in Cordelia as first officer from November 1914 to 8 December, 1915.

On 28 January, 1920, the Senior Naval Officer, Immingham sent a telegram to the Admiralty to report that Wymer had been injured in a serious motor vehicle accident at a railroad crossing on the 27th. At about hte same time, Wymer was castigated for failing to notify his senior officer of the theft of "certain Government stores" by J. Abbot, Chief Yeoman of Signals, and that the summary punishment he employed was inadequate.

Wymer was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 26 April, 1920 and promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 22 September, 1923.

In 1923, Wymer moved to South Africa.

World War II

On the books of Afrikander III as Senior Transport Officer, Grade I, Capetown from 31 August, 1939 to 13 February, 1940. He reverted to the Retired List on 14 February.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Guy R. Livingstone
Captain of H.M. T.B. 105
1 Feb, 1905[1]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Guy Stopford


  1. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 400.