George Lambart Atkinson-Willes

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Admiral SIR George Lambart Atkinson-Willes, K.C.B., Royal Navy (13 July, 1847 – 25 December, 1921) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

His last name was originally just Atkinson.

Life & Career

Atkinson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1886.[1]

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria dated 13 January, 1899, vice Rolfe.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 19 February, 1901, vice Harris.[3] On 7 May, 1902, he succeeded Rear-Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake Walker as Second-in-Command of the Home Squadron.[4] He hoisted his flag in the battleship Resolution in dock at Devonport on 7 May, and at sunset his flag was struck and he went on leave.[5]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 24 May, 1905, vice Noel.[6] On the occasion of the King's birthday, Atkinson-Willes was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 30 June.[7]

Atkinson-Willes was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 5 November, 1908, vice Rawson.[8]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 13 July, 1912.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Fifty Years in the Navy" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 27 December, 1921. Issue 42913, col F, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Reindeer
4 Dec, 1884[10]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Lang
Preceded by
William H. C. St. Clair
Captain of H.M.S. Hero
1893[11][Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Ernest A. Simons
Preceded by
Alexander P. Hastings
Captain of H.M.S. Howe
31 Oct, 1893[12]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Stopford
Preceded by
Lewis Anthony Beaumont
Captain of H.M.S. Active
16 Apr, 1895[13]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Harris
Preceded by
Robert H. Harris
as Commodore Second Class in Command of the Training Squadron
Rear-Admiral Commanding the Training Squadron
18 Apr, 1895[14]
Succeeded by
Edmund S. Poë
as Commodore Second Class in Command of the Training Squadron
Preceded by
Albert B. Jenkings
Captain of Chatham Dockyard Reserve
15 Dec, 1897[15]
Succeeded by
John Durnford
Preceded by
Sir Charles C. Drury
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
9 Jun, 1903[16]
Succeeded by
Sir Edmund S. Poë

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25604. p. 3189. 2 July, 1886.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27043. p. 298. 17 January, 1899.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27288. p. 1350. 22 February, 1901.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 9 May, 1902. Issue 36763, col E, p. 10.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 8 May, 1902. Issue 36762, col F, p. 9.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27801. p. 4032. 6 June, 1905.
  7. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27811. p. 4548. 30 June, 1905.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28627. p. 5182. 16 July, 1912.
  10. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 232.
  11. "Fifty Years in the Navy" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 27 December, 1921. Issue 42913, col F, p. 10.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 226.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 196.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 27 March, 1895. Issue 34535, col B, p. 10.
  15. Atkinson-Willes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 48.
  16. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 8 June, 1903. Issue 37101, col C, p. 7.