Cecil Horace Pilcher

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Cecil Horace Pilcher, D.S.O., R.N. (1 July, 1887 – 4 February, 1953) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Pilcher gained ten months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Pilcher was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in October, 1899.

Pilcher was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.

Pilcher was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917.

Post-War

Pilcher was appointed in command of the battleship Orion on 20 December, 1918.[1]

Pilcher was appointed in command of the light cruiser Dauntless on 28 May, 1919.[2]

On 1 October, 1922, Pilcher was appointed in command of the steam pinnace Malabar and in charge of H.M. Naval Establishments, Bermuda.[3]

In 1927, Pilcher was appointed in command of the battleship Emperor of India.

Pilcher was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 April, 1928 and placed on the Retired List the following day at his own request.

Pilcher was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 2 January, 1933.

World War II

Died of a cardiac infarction.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
3 Jan, 1905 – 14 Mar, 1905
Succeeded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Preceded by
Norman H. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Thrasher
5 Apr, 1905[4] – 8 Sep, 1906
Succeeded by
Archibald T. Stewart
Preceded by
Eric J. A. Fullerton
Captain of H.M.S. Orion
20 Dec, 1918[5] – 1 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
Robert A. Hornell
Preceded by
Frederick P. Loder-Symonds
Captain of H.M.S. Dauntless
28 May, 1919[6] – 31 Mar, 1921
Succeeded by
Gilbert O. Stephenson
Preceded by
Basil H. Fanshawe
Captain in Charge of H.M. Naval Establishments, Bermuda
1 Oct, 1922[7] – Nov, 1924
Succeeded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Preceded by
Berwick Curtis
Captain of H.M.S. Emperor of India
1 Jan, 1927 – 31 Dec, 1927
Succeeded by
William F. Sells

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 856.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 757.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 781.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 386.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 856.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 757.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 781.