Charles Samuel Wills

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Charles Samuel Wills, C.M.G., D.S.O., R.N. (8 December, 1871 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Wills was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1893.

Wills was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1905.

Wills was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1912.

Wills was appointed in command of the monitor Erebus on 12 August, 1916.[1] He was mentioned in dispatches for his part in the Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids.Royal Navy Medals - Mention in Dispatches, Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids

Willis was appointed in command of the Russian protected cruiser Askold from 23 July, 1918 until being invalided in October, 1918.

Wills was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 16 November, 1922 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.

Wills was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 February, 1928.

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard Webb
Captain of H.M.S. Amethyst
18 Aug, 1911[2] – 1 Jan, 1913
Succeeded by
Francis M. Leake
Preceded by
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Commander (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
18 Aug, 1911[3] – 1 Jan, 1913
Succeeded by
Francis M. Leake
as Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Laconia
1 Nov, 1914[4] – Aug, 1916
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Erebus
12 Aug, 1916[5] – Jun, 1918
Succeeded by
John A. Moreton
Preceded by
Mortimer L'E. Silver
Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, Chatham Dockyard
10 Oct, 1919 – 20 Mar, 1922
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir
Preceded by
Mortimer L'E. Silver
Captain of Chatham Dockyard
10 Oct, 1919 – 20 Mar, 1922
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393n.
  2. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 276-7.
  3. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 276-7.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401p.
  5. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393n.