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Revision as of 11:02, 29 May 2017

Captain (retired) William Francis Benwell, D.S.O. (10 October, 1871 – 9 August, 1951) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Benwell gained eight months' time on passing out of Britannia in mid-January, 1887. He was first appointed to the armoured cruiser Bacchante which was operating in the East Indies.[1]

Benwell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1893.[2]

Benwell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1904.[3]

Benwell was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 5 January, 1912.[4]

Benwell was appointed to President for Transport Service, Humber in August, 1914. On 5 September, his posting was altered to Southampton. In December, 1914, he was moved to Dieppe.[5]

In May 1915, Benwell was appointed District Naval Transport Officer, Dunkirk. On 28 July, 1917 he was moved to District Naval Transport Officer & Senior Naval Officer, Bon[illeg]. Some of this latter work was likely in the area of Ceylon.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 97
9 Jan, 1895[6] – 5 Aug, 1895[7]
Succeeded by
Thomas N. James
Preceded by
James W. Pochin
Captain of H.M.S. Speedwell
5 Jul, 1901[8] – 30 Jun, 1904[9]
Succeeded by
Edward A. Thomas
Preceded by
George J. Todd
Captain of H.M.S. Cygnet
1 Apr, 1905[10] – Apr, 1905[11]
Succeeded by
Vernon F. Tuson
Preceded by
John A. Gregory
Captain of H.M.S. Quail
Apr, 1905[12] – late Apr, 1905[13]
Succeeded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Preceded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Captain of H.M.S. Locust
late Apr, 1905[14] – 6 Oct, 1905[15]
Succeeded by
Claude L. Cumberlege
Preceded by
Claude L. Cumberlege
Captain of H.M.S. Banshee
6 Oct, 1905[16][17] – 9 Jan, 1906[18]
Succeeded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Preceded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Captain of H.M.S. Quail
10 Jan, 1906[19] – 28 May, 1906[20]
Succeeded by
Archibald T. Stewart
Preceded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
28 May, 1906[21][22] – 22 Jun, 1906[23]
Succeeded by
Vaughan A. E. Hanning-Lee
Preceded by
Harold G. Grenfell
Captain of H.M.S. Cherwell
20 Nov, 1906[24][25] – 10 Sep, 1907[26]
Succeeded by
William D. Paton
Preceded by
Laurence E. Power
Captain of H.M.S. Alert
7 Jan, 1910[27] – 25 Nov, 1910[28]
Succeeded by
Hugh G.-C. Somerville
Preceded by
Oswald W. Ormsby
Captain of H.M.S. Commonwealth
16 May, 1911[29] – 6 Jun, 1911[30]
Succeeded by
Price V. Lewes
Preceded by
Robert K. Arbuthnot
Captain of H.M.S. Boadicea
6 Jun, 1911[31] – 17 Oct, 1911[32]
Succeeded by
Vernon H. S. Haggard

Footnotes

  1. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  2. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  3. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  4. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  5. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  6. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  7. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  8. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  9. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  10. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  11. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  12. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  13. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  14. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  15. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  16. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  17. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 281.
  18. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  19. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  20. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  21. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  22. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 378.
  23. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  24. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  25. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 293.
  26. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  27. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  28. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  29. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  30. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  31. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  32. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.

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