Francis Ignatius Carvill

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Commander (retired) Francis Ignatius Carvill, (18 April, 1871 – 14 January, 1927) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Appointed to the iron-hulled screw frigate Inconstant for the Annual Manoeuvres of 1889 on 19 July, in August Captain Warren ordered that Carvill be docked three months' seniority for failing to return on board Inconstant upon the expiration of leave. On 12 September, he went to join Volage of the Training Squadron where he would remain until being discharged in December 1891.

Carvill was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on April, 1893.

In January, 1896 Their Lordships expressed their severe displeasure to be informed that Carvill had been fined by the Portsmouth Magistrate for being drunk and disorderly. He was discharged at half pay. He asked to be allowed to try to qualify as an interpreter in French and was refused.

It was decided that he should be retired after the Annual Manoeuvres of 1903, and accordingly he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 10 October, 1903.

Carvill was promoted to the rank of Commander on 18 April, 1911.

In August 1914 he was appointed as Assistant Wireless Telegraphy Censor, Valentia. On 12 October, 1915, he received an appointment at Portsmouth Dockyard. He reverted to the Retired List on 17 June, 1919.

Carvill killed himself by a gunshot to the head. His body was found in a train at Euston. It was determined to be suicide while of unsound mind.

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