Ernest Wigram

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Vice-Admiral Ernest Wigram, C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (16 April, 1877 – 29 October, 1944) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Wigram was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1899.[1]

He was promoted to Commander on 31 December, 1911.[2]

Great War

Wigram was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1915.[3]

He was in command of the monitor Prince Eugene during bombardment operations in August 1915.[4]

He was made captain of the armoured cruiser Carnarvon on 12 March, 1919.[5]

Post-War

On 1 March, 1921 he was given command of Shotley Training Establishment and also Senior Naval Officer, Harwich. He was superseded in these posts exactly two years later.[6]

He was appointed captain of Ramillies on 8 September, 1925. He was superseded in her by Captain George R. B. Blount on 10 August, 1926.[7]

Wigram was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 7 July, 1926,[8] promoted to Rear-Admiral on 7 August, 1926, and was placed on the retired list on 8 August.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 2 April, 1931.[10][11]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral E. Wigram" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 30 October, 1944. Issue 49983 2, col D, pg. 6.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles E. W. Pyddoke
Captain of H.M.S. Empress of Britain
6 Jan, 1915[12] – 29 Jan, 1915[13]
Succeeded by
George B. W. Young
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Prince Eugene
29 Jul, 1915[14][15] – 3 Dec, 1918[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Richard G. A. W. Stapleton-Cotton
Captain of H.M.S. Carnarvon
11 Feb, 1919[17] – 7 Feb, 1921[18]
Succeeded by
Herbert N. Garnett
Preceded by
Francis G. St. John
In Command, Shotley Training Establishment
1 Mar, 1921[19] – 1 Mar, 1923
Succeeded by
Robin C. Dalglish
Preceded by
Herbert Algernon Adam
Senior Naval Officer, Harwich
1 Mar, 1921[20] – 1 Mar, 1923
Succeeded by
Robin C. Dalglish
as Captain in Charge, Harwich
Preceded by
Wilfrid Nunn
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
8 Sep, 1925[21] – 10 Aug, 1926[22]
Succeeded by
George R. B. Blount

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 27150. p. 3. 2 January, 1900.
  2. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 29214. p. 6438. 2 July, 1915.
  4. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 148.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 742.
  6. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  7. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 33182. p. 4634. 13 July, 1926,
  9. "Flag List Changes" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 11 August, 1926. Issue 44347, col F, p. 8.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 33706. p. 2332. 10 April, 1931.
  11. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  12. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  13. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397c.
  15. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  16. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  17. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  18. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 761.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 761.
  21. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.
  22. Wigram Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 388.