Arthur Craig Waller

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Vice-Admiral Arthur Craig Waller, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (18 June, 1872 – 21 February, 1943) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born Arthur William Craig.

He was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 18 June, 1891. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 18 June, 1892.[1]

On 31 December, 1902 he was promoted to the rank of Commander.[2]

On 30 June, 1908, Craig was promoted to the rank of Captain.[3]

He was appointed command of the battleship Albemarle on 29 December, 1913.[4]

Great War

He commanded Barham at the Battle of Jutland.

On 15 September he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) dated 31 May.[5]

Post-War

On 1 February, 1919, Craig was appointed President of the Ordnance Committee.[6] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 November, 1919, vice Hayes-Sadler.[7]

He changed his name by Royal License dated 26 February, 1921, pursuant to a direction in the will dated 11 April, 1917 of Edmond Noble Waller of Allenstown, County Meath.


Craig Waller was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 March, 1922,[8] and promoted to Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 18 January, 1925.[9]

Who was Who

WALLER, Vice-Adm. Arthur Craig CB 1916; RN

Born 18 June 1872; s of late Very Rev. Dean Craig of Clonmacnois; m 1910, Ella Mary, d of A. F. Beaufort; two s ; died 21 Feb. 1943

late President Ordnance Committee

CAREER Served European War, 1914–19; Commanding HMS Albermarle, Barham, 1915–18 (battle of Jutland); and Renown, 1918–19 (CB, despatches, St Anne, Rising Sun, Legion of Honour); retired list, 1922; DL Co. Meath

CLUB United Service

ADDRESS Chargate Lodge, Burwood Park, Walton-on-Thames 1806

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 26356. p. 7551. 23 December, 1892.
  2. London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 4. 2 January, 1903.
  3. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28151. p. 4644. 26 June, 1908.
  4. Navy List (December, 1914). p. 271.
  5. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9070. 15 September, 1916.
  6. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 15 January, 1919. Issue 41998, col D, pg. 3.
  7. London Gazette: no. 31632. p. 13545. 7 November, 1919.
  8. London Gazette: no. 32653. p. 2517. 28 March, 1922.
  9. London Gazette: no. 33015. p. 591. 27 January, 1925.

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral A. W. Craig Waller" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 24 February, 1943. Issue 49478, col E, pg. 7.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New commission
In Command, H.M.S. Orion
1912 – 1914
Succeeded by
Frederic Dreyer