Nevill Glennie Garnons-Williams

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Captain (retired) Nevill Glennie Garnons-Williams, M.B.E. (2 October, 1899 – 1983) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend A. G. Williams. He was likely the younger brother of Gerald Aylmer Garnons-Williams. Garnons-Williams was appointed to the battlecruiser Lion upon passing out of the Training Establishment on 1 July 1915.[1] In this capacity, he found himself as a Midshipman in personal attendance to Admiral Beatty during the battle of Jutland, during which he oversaw fire fighting measures to dispose of an enemy shell that wound up on board.[2]

Garnons-Williams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1919. He did not leave Lion until being sent to attend courses at Cambridge University on 10 October 1919.[3]

Garnons-Williams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 June, 1927.[4]

Garnons-Williams was promoted to the rank of Commander 30 June, 1933.[5]

Although there is no clear sign that he ever commanded a ship, he appears to have been appointed to Emerald as executive officer, vice Bulteel, on 20 January, 1937. Immediately, however, he was operated on for appendicitis and not found fit until July at Haslar. He'd been removed from his appointment in April in light of his incapacity.[6]

On 3 August 1937 he was appointed to H.M.S. Dorsetshire, vice Cronyn, remaining there until 1940.

World War II

He was appointed to the rather intriguing post of Naval Assistant to the Director of Guided Projectiles in 1945, serving in the acting rank of Captain in this appointment.[7]

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 6 October 1946 and granted a war service rank of Captain (retired).[8]

See Also

Bibliography

Footnotes

  1. Garnons-Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/147. f. 147.
  2. Abercamlais.com website
  3. Garnons-Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/147. f. 147.
  4. Garnons-Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/147. f. 147.
  5. Garnons-Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/147. f. 147.
  6. Garnons-Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/147. f. 147.
  7. Garnons-Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/147. f. 147.
  8. Garnons-Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/147. f. 147.