Willie Dickson Kilroy

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Willie Dickson Kilroy was an inventor and officer in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. His service record at the archives spans 1894-1922.

The Royal Navy adopted several of his diverse contributions, including his Kilroy Danger Signal, Kilroy Stoking Indicator and the Mechanical Aid-to-Spotter. He was commissioned a temporary Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 16 November, 1915,[1] as an Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance[2] in the Naval Ordnance Department from the same date.[3]

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  1. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 520u.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 539.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396p.