Vivian John Voelcker
Life & Career
The son of E. W. Voelcker, analytical chemist of Kensington.
Voelcker passed out of the Training Establishment in August, 1914. After three months in the destroyer Isis, he was appointed to join the new battleship Cornwallis upon her completing. On 22 September 1916 he was appointed to the sweeping sloop Veronica.
He took a week-long Torpedo Course at H.M.S. Vernon in August 1917.
Voelcker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1918.
Voelcker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 June, 1926.
Voelcker was promoted to the rank of Commander on 39 June, 1932.
World War II
Medically unfit, Voelcker was reverted to the Retired List with the War Service rank of Captain on 31 July, 1948.
John H. F. Crombie
|Captain of H.M.S. Thruster
6 Aug, 1935
Newton J. W. William-Powlett
Errol C. L. Turner
|Captain of H.M.S. Walpole
c. late 1935 – 1 Jun, 1936
Francis H. M. Vaughan
Stephen H. T. Arliss
|Captain of H.M.S. Berwick
? – 30 Mar, 1948
Rupert St. A. Malleson
- The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 280.
- "Destroyers from Gibraltar." The Times (London, England), 27 Apr. 1936, p. 22.
- Malleson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/43. f. 43.