William Hope Gell

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Captain William Hope Gell, D.S.O. (24 September, 1888 – 17 March, 1955) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend W. Gell.

Gell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1908.

Gell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1916.

Gell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1921.

Gell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1929.

He was placed on the Retired List on 1 April, 1938 and was mentioned in The Times later that month.[1]

World War II

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward de F. Renouf
Captain of H.M.S. Vampire
25 May, 1930[2] – 6 Sep, 1931[Inference]
Succeeded by
Cecil S. Sandford
Preceded by
James V. V. Magrane
Captain of H.M.S. Adventure
28 Dec, 1933[3] – 1936
Succeeded by
Robert G. Duke
Preceded by
Ernest J. Spooner
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
17 Aug, 1936[4] – May, 1937
Succeeded by
Arthur R. M. Bridge


  1. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), 22 Apr. 1938, p. 26.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 277.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 214.
  4. Gell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/248. f. 251.