Rudolph Lancelot Wikner

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Lieutenant R.N.R. (temporary) Rudolph Lancelot Wikner, D.S.C. ( – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Wikner came from Bridlington. On 14 September 1914 he was appointed to the Cromarty Minesweeping Flotilla as a Temporary Sub-Lieutenant R.N.R..[1]

Wikner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 14 January, 1915. On the 19th, he was appointed to the trawler Stephen Furness.[2]

He served in Thalia from 9 March to 1 December 1916.[3]

Wikner was a gunner in Cotswold from January 1917 before he was appointed in command in February.[4]

Wikner was demobilised on 5 October 1919. He was evaluated as "above average", but lacking in knowledge of the service.[5]

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Cotswold
24 Feb, 1917[6] – 4 Apr, 1918[7]
Succeeded by
Archibald H. Douglas
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Garth
4 Apr, 1918[8][9] – 18 Feb, 1919[10]
Succeeded by
John A. Shuter
Preceded by
Gerald Loe
Captain of H.M.S. Dorking
12 Apr, 1919[11][12] – 24 Oct, 1919[13]
Succeeded by
Alfred W. Sprott

Footnotes

  1. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  2. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  3. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  4. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  5. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  6. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  7. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  8. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 799.
  10. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  11. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.
  12. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 779.
  13. Wikner Service Record The National Archives. ADM 240/37/536. f. 272.