Aubrey Thomas Tillard

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Rear-Admiral Aubrey Thomas Tillard, K.B.E., D.S.O. (10 April, 1881 – 12 December, 1952) was an officer in the Royal Navy who was to hold a considerable number of seagoing command positions.

Life & Career

Tillard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 March, 1903.[1]

Tillard was appointed in command of the destroyer Larne on 28 January, 1911.[2]

Tillard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 March, 1911.[3]

Tillard commanded the destroyer Firedrake after Alfred B. Watts, some time after mid-1914 and prior to late 1917.[4]

Tillard was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.[5]

Post-war

Tillard was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Valentine on 17 January, 1919.[6] On 5 February, 1919, a Court of Inquiry faulted him for damaging his ship while coming alongside Verdun.[7]

Tillard was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1920.[8]

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Castor in August, 1922.

In 1924, he was appointed in command of H.M.S. Malabar, the shore establishment in Bermuda, and as Captain in Charge of Naval Establishments, Bermuda. In November, he was placed in charge of the Dockyard. He was discharged on 18 November, 1926. This association with Malabar and Bermuda would be refreshed in the Second World War.[9]

In April, 1928, Tillard was appointed in command of the light cruiser Carysfort.

Tillard was appointed in command of the battleship Centurion on November, 1929.

He was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 16 October, 1932 and placed on the Retired List the following day in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[10]

World War II

On 28 August, 1939, Tillard was appointed to Malabar as Commodore of Convoy, as Commodore, Second Class, R.N.R.. In 1941, he would be helping with the Liverpool Convoy Pool.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward M. Bennett
Captain of H.M. T.B. 53
3 Jan, 1905[12] – 2 May, 1905[13]
Succeeded by
John Hayes
Preceded by
John R. Dodington
Captain of H.M.S. Griffon
12 Mar, 1907[14] – 29 Sep, 1908[15]
Succeeded by
Sandford G. R. Nevile
Preceded by
Charles La P. Lewin
Captain of H.M.S. Ettrick
29 Sep, 1908[16][17] – 28 Jan, 1911[18]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Gregory
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Larne
28 Jan, 1911[19] – 5 Jan, 1915[20]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Cyril A. Ward
Preceded by
Alfred B. Watts
Captain of H.M.S. Firedrake
5 Jan, 1915[21][22] – 24 Oct, 1917[23]
Succeeded by
Gordon McL. Cameron
Preceded by
The Hon. William S. Leveson-Gower
Captain of H.M.S. Valkyrie
24 Oct, 1917[24] – 24 Jan, 1918[25]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Preceded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Redgauntlet
24 Jan, 1918[26] – 9 Apr, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Vernon S. Butler
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Wessex
15 Apr, 1918[28] – 16 Jul, 1918[29]
Succeeded by
Henry E. Horan
Preceded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Captain of H.M.S. Vimiera
16 Jul, 1918[30][31] – 17 Jan, 1919[32]
Succeeded by
Arthur Evans
Preceded by
Charles A. Fremantle
Captain of H.M.S. Valentine
17 Jan, 1919[33][34] – 7 Jul, 1919[35]
Succeeded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson
Preceded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Captain of H.M.S. Mackay
7 Jul, 1919[36] – 9 Jul, 1920[37]
Succeeded by
Hugh D. Colville
Preceded by
Guy Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Castor
8 Aug, 1922[38] – 15 Sep, 1923[39]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Calliope
15 May, 1924[40] – 23 Oct, 1924[41]
Succeeded by
Wilbraham T. R. Ford
Preceded by
Cecil H. Pilcher
Captain in Charge of H.M. Naval Establishments, Bermuda
23 Oct, 1924[42]c. 18 Nov, 1926
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Herbert A. Buchanan-Wollaston
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
17 Apr, 1928[43] – 1 Feb, 1929[44]
Succeeded by
Frederic A. H. Russel
Preceded by
Philip G. Wodehouse
Captain of H.M.S. Pegasus
1 Feb, 1929[45] – 3 Nov, 1929[46]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Robert C. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Centurion
4 Nov, 1929[47] – 5 Jan, 1931[48]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Claude C. Dobson
Captain of H.M.S. Colombo
15 Apr, 1931[49]c. Aug, 1931[50]
Succeeded by
Allan Poland
Preceded by
Niel O'Neill
Captain of Chatham Dockyard
10 Aug, 1931 – 15 Oct, 1932
Succeeded by
Algernon R. Smithwick

Footnotes

  1. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 345.
  3. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  4. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 126.
  5. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 922a.
  7. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  8. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  9. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  10. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  11. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  12. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  13. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  14. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  15. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 310.
  17. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  18. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 345.
  20. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393u.
  22. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  23. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  24. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  25. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  26. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  27. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  28. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  29. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  30. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 935.
  31. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  32. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 922a.
  34. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  35. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  36. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  37. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  38. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  39. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  40. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  41. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  42. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 253.
  43. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  44. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  45. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  46. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  47. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  48. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  49. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  50. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.