Frederick Arthur Peere Williams-Freeman

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Commander Frederick Arthur Peere Williams-Freeman, D.S.O.*, R.N. (23 July, 1889 – 2 July, 1939) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Fleetwood, the son of Captain G. Williams-Freeman.

Suffered from mumps in July 1908.

Williams-Freeman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1910.

On 8 August, 1911 he was appointed to Mercury for instruction in submarines. He was appointed to the Royal Flying Corps in December 1912, but this was cancelled when it was realized this would waste his submarine training.

Appointed to E 6 in 1914, On 26 September 1914, he worked with an A.B. to clear the submarine after she had fouled a mine.

On 20 January 1915, he was appointed to A 5.

On 5 February 1915 he was admitted to Haslar Hospital with deranged cartilege in his knee. He was not found fit until 10 May. On 5 June, he was appointed to the new H 9, to assume command upon her commissioning.

Williams-Freeman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December, 1918.

He served in Ramillies from 5 January 1920 to 1 November, 1921.

Williams-Freeman was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1923.

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 27 September, 1927.

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