Stephen Dowell Tillard

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Rear-Admiral Stephen Dowell Tillard, R.N. (17 February, 1884 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Cheltenham.

Tillard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 17 February, 1904.

Tillard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 17 February, 1912.

Appointed to Hogue as torpedo officer for the Test Mobilisation, Tillard would survive her sinking on 22 September, 1914. On 10 October, he went to work to help Captain W. S. Nicholson improve the trawlers' use of the modified anti-submarine sweep. On 18 February, 1915, he was moved to Vernon. On 4 March, 1915 he was appointed the torpedo officer in Barham.

Tillard fought in Barham at the Battle of Jutland and was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916. He left the ship when he was sent back to Vernon on 29 October, 1917.

Post-War

Tillard was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1922.

Tillard was appointed in command of the battleship Revenge in August, 1932.

Tillard was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 August, 1934.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederic A. H. Russel
Captain of H.M. T.B. 72
3 Jan, 1905[1][2] – 28 Mar, 1905[3]
Succeeded by
John Reep
Preceded by
George L. Massey
Captain of H.M.S. Heather
28 Apr, 1924[4] – 27 Apr, 1926
Succeeded by
William B. Mackenzie
Preceded by
Hubert E. Dannreuther
Captain of H.M.S. Dauntless
2 Oct, 1926 – 26 Apr, 1927
Succeeded by
Kenneth D. W. Macpherson
Preceded by
Arthur E. F. Bedford
Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet
12 Aug, 1928[5] – 1 Aug, 1930[Inference]
Succeeded by
Lachlan D. I. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Henry D. Bridges
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
1 Nov, 1930 – 8 Aug, 1932
Succeeded by
Alfred H. Taylor
Preceded by
James A. G. Troup
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
9 Aug, 1932[6] – 2 Aug, 1934
Succeeded by
Lancelot E. Holland
Preceded by
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Flag Officer in Command, Southampton
28 Sep, 1938[7] – 17 Feb, 1942[8]
Succeeded by
Harold O. Reinold

Footnotes

  1. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/189. f. 594.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, December 24, 1904, Issue 37586, p.4.
  3. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/189. f. 594.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 245.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 260.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 266.
  7. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/189. f. 594.
  8. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/189. f. 594.