George Crozier Dillon

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Captain George Crozier Dillon, Retired (13 October, 1887 – 1 June, 1946) was born in Dublin and served in the Royal Navy during the Great War.

Life & Career

Dillon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 March, 1908.[1]

He was appointed to be gunnery officer of Cochrane on 6 November, 1915, and he directed her fire at the Battle of Jutland, enclosing a letter in her official report. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 March, 1916. Dillon transferred to Dreadnought on 21 January, 1917. He remained in Dreadnought until 7 August, 1918 when she paid off and went to Valiant on 24 September, 1918.[2]

Dillon was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1920.[3]

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 October, 1931.[4]

Dillon was advanced to Captain on the Retired List on 13 October, 1932.[5]

World War II

Dillon saw a number of appointments during the war.

He succumbed to coronary thrombosis and bronchitis on 1 June, 1946.

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alfred G. Peace
Captain of H.M.S. Mermaid
2 Jul, 1912[6]
Succeeded by
Percy R. P. Percival

Footnotes

  1. Dillon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 113.
  2. Dillon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 113.
  3. Dillon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 113.
  4. Dillon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 113.
  5. Dillon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 113.
  6. Dillon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 113.