Edward James Trillo
Life & Career
Trillo was granted the acting rank of Gunner on 7 October, 1902 and confirmed in the rank on 16 October, 1903.
Trillo was promoted to the rank of Chief Gunner on 7 October, 1917.
On 23 July, 1918 Trillo was appointed to H.M.S. Tarlair, the Hydrophone training and experimental station on the Firth of Forth, acting as a deputy to Temporary Lieutenant-Commander R.N.V.R. Froude. Trillo was tasked with closing down the base in 1919, and wrote to his wife in January 1919 that life at Aberdour was miserable due to cost, constant rain and poor roads.
Trillo was appointed in command of the rescue tug St. Cyrus from 31 July, 1924 to 10 April, 1926. He lost one of her anchors in 1925 through an error in judgment.
Trillo was appointed in command of the rescue tug St. Martin from 11 April, 1926 to 19 June, 1926, when he was appointed in charge of a rifle range in Portsmouth.
Trillo was placed on the Retired List on account of age on 14 January, 1928 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 12 August, 1930.
- Service Records
- HMSTarlairFire.org.uk has some photos of Trillo at the end of his time at Hawkcraig
|Captain of H.M.S. Taku
24 Jun, 1910 – Feb, 1912
Francis G. Brickenden
George B. Hazell
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 079
13 Mar, 1913 – 4 May, 1915
Frederick T. Groome
- The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401.
- The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 1088.
- HMSTarlairFire.org.uk website
- The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 381.
- The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401b.