Gilbert Charles Auglin Whitelocke
Life & Career
A 1914 evaluation noted that Whitelocke was "exceptional" and he was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal for lifesaving at sea in 1915.
He was appointed to the pre-dreadnought H.M.S. Africa in 1914 and moved to the battleship Canada in June, 1915. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1916, Whitelocke fought at the Battle of Jutland in Canada.
In February he left the ship to return to the gunnery training school H.M.S. Excellent to take the Long Gunnery Course.
Whitelocke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1924.
He was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 10 September, 1945.
World War II
In December 1939, he was placed in command of the London Naval Depot. In July 1941 he was appointed in command of the Devonport gunnery school, vice Kitcat.
|Captain of H.M.S. Mallaig
10 Jul, 1924 – 21 Aug, 1924
- "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 24, 1927; pg. 19; Issue 44538.