David Edward Gillespie Wemyss

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search

Commander David Edward Gillespie Wemyss, D.S.C.* (21 February, 1900 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Upon passing out of the Training Establishment on 20 January, 1916 he was appointed to the battleship Valiant. He served in her at the Battle of Jutland and only left on 27 February, 1919 when he was appointed to H.M.S. Dolphin for a submarine course.

Wemyss was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1920.

Wemyss was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 June, 1928.

World War II

Wemyss was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1944.

Placed on the Retired List on account of age on 21 February, 1950.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas Yeoman
Captain of H.M.S. H 28
29 Jul, 1925[1]
Succeeded by
John H. Thomas
Preceded by
George W. E. Castens
Captain of H.M.S. H 43
18 Nov, 1926[2] – 1 Jul, 1927
Succeeded by
Evelyn R. C. MacVicker
Preceded by
Herbert C. Dains
Captain of H.M.S. L 25
26 Nov, 1930[3] – 1 Jul, 1931
Succeeded by
Hugo M. C. Ionides
Preceded by
Claude Plumer
Captain of H.M.S. L 71
29 Dec, 1932[4]
Succeeded by
John M. Money
Preceded by
Frank L. Merriman
Captain of H.M.S. Oberon
25 Feb, 1934[5] – 16 Apr, 1935
Succeeded by
Frank G. Hackforth-Jones
Preceded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
Captain of H.M.S. Diomede
20 May, 1940 – 21 Jun, 1940
Succeeded by
John W. Farquhar
Preceded by
John W. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Diomede
30 Oct, 1940 – 13 Nov, 1940
Succeeded by
John W. Farquhar
Preceded by
Charles F. H. Churchill
Captain of H.M.S. Folkestone
12 Jul, 1941 – 19 Jun, 1942
Succeeded by
James G. C. Gibson

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 243.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 243.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 258.