Nelson Wheelwright

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Lieutenant-Commander Nelson Wheelwright (19 November, 1881 – 27 August, 1922) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of John H. Wheelwright, cotton spinner, received right months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Wheelwright was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1902. This seniority would be altered to 31 December 1903 by a Court Martial of 10 June, 1908 which found that he had negligently performed his duty in updating charts in Edinburgh.

Wheelwright was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1911.

On 25 September 1916 he was diagnosed with syphilis Type I.

His final evaluation from Captain Oldham, from January 1919 reads, "an unpleasant type of officer."

Placed on Retired List for non-service on 27 May, 1922, Wheelwright died later that year of coronary ailments.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert S. Monroe
Captain of H.M.S. Dasher
24 Sep, 1908[1] – 21 Jan, 1909
Succeeded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Preceded by
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Captain of H.M.S. Sedgefly
Nov, 1916[2]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Clement L. Long
Captain of H.M.S. Mistletoe
14 Aug, 1918[3] – 13 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Nicholas E. Archdale
Captain of H.M.S. Patrol
21 Mar, 1919 – early May, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hugh G. Somerville
Captain of H.M.S. Earl of Peterborough
7 May, 1919 – 27 May, 1919
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 299.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397w.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 847.