Lancelot Arthur Wetherell Spooner

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Captain (retired) Lancelot Arthur Wetherell Spooner, O.B.E. (18 April, 1885 – 2 September, 1969).

Life & Career

Spooner gained three and a half months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Spooner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 October, 1905.[1]

Having passed the best examination in practical Gunnery when qualifying for Gunnery Lieutenant, Spooner was awarded the Commander Egerton Prize for 1910.

Spooner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 October, 1913.[2]

On 31 December, 1917, he was promoted to Commander.[3]

Spooner was Gunnery Officer in the monitor Abercrombie from 6 May 1915 until 1 May 1917.


Spooner was promoted to the rank of Captain on 18 April, 1921.

Awarded the O.B.E. in the King's Birthday Honours of 23 June, 1936 while serving with the Royal Australian Navy.

Married to Eileen M.A. Spooner, d. 9 June, 1973 in Auckland, N.Z. Father of Derek and Ronald. Died in Hove, Sussex.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick W. Long
Captain of H.M. T.B. 77
9 Jan, 1906[4] – 26 Mar, 1907
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Linberry
Preceded by
Archibald S. May
Captain of H.M.S. Petersfield
10 Sep, 1924[5] – 1926[6]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey C. Cooke
Preceded by
Christopher J. F. Wood
Captain of H.M.S. Marshal Soult
8 Jun, 1928[7] – 15 Jul, 1929
Succeeded by
William R. Phillimore


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 121.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 75.
  3. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 346b.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 399.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 259.
  6. Day and month not legible in Service Record.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 254.