Herbert Arthur Buchanan-Wollaston

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Vice-Admiral Herbert Arthur Buchanan-Wollaston, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (13 October, 1878 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Herbert Arthur Buchanan Wollaston was born in Kensington, London, the son of S. G. Wollaston, Esquire. He changed his name by hyphenating the last two names in June, 1903.[1]

Buchanan-Wollaston was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1899.[2]

Buchanan-Wollaston was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1911.[3] He was appointed to Cornwall as executive officer on 5 January, 1912 and was mentioned in despatches for his service during the Battle of the Falklands. He was to remain in Cornwall until 25 April, 1917, when he was appointed to Cyclops, additional, for special service on the staff of Vice-Admiral Commanding, Orkneys and Shetlands, Frederic E. E. Brock.[4]

Buchanan-Wollaston was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917 and discharged from his staff assignment on 24 October, 1917 when he was appointed captain of the second class protected cruiser Fox. He would finished out the war in her, and quit the ship in March, 1919.[5]

Post-War

Buchanan-Wollaston was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calypso in September, 1921.

In July, 1927, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Carysfort.

Buchanan-Wollaston was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 6 April, 1928 and placed on the Retired List on the 7th.[6]

Buchanan-Wollaston was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral 31 December, 1932.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur G. Craufurd
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
24 Oct, 1917[8] – Mar, 1919[9]
Succeeded by
James Burns
Preceded by
Edward R. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Cæsar
25 Oct, 1919[10] – 23 Apr, 1920[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Claude Seymour
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
20 Sep, 1921[12] – Dec, 1922[13]
Succeeded by
Charles A. Scott
Preceded by
G. Frederick B. Edward-Collins
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
16 Aug, 1926[14] – 10 Jan, 1927[15]
Succeeded by
Philip G. Wodehouse
Preceded by
George L. Massey
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
25 Jul, 1927[16] – 17 Apr, 1928[17]
Succeeded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Preceded by
John E. Cameron
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet Devonport
25 Jul, 1927[18] – 17 Apr, 1928[19]
Succeeded by
Edward B. Cloete

Footnotes

  1. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  2. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 11.
  4. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  5. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  6. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  7. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  8. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  9. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  10. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  11. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  12. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  13. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  14. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  15. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  16. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  17. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  18. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  19. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.