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{{CommRN}} '''William Francis Benwell''' (10 October, 1871 – 9 August, 1951) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CaptRN}} (retired) '''William Francis Benwell''', D.S.O. (10 October, 1871 – 9 August, 1951) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Benwell gained eight months' time on passing out of {{UK-1Britannia}} in mid-January, 1887.  He was first appointed to the {{UK-Bacchante|f=t}} which was operating in the East Indies.<ref>Benwell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/200.|D7602538}}  f. 215.</ref>
  
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Benwell was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 30 June, 1893.<ref>Benwell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/200.|D7602538}}  f. 215.</ref>
  
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Benwell was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1904.<ref>Benwell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/200.|D7602538}}  f. 215.</ref>
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Benwell was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 5 January, 1912.<ref>Benwell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/200.|D7602538}}  f. 215.</ref>
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Benwell was appointed to {{UK-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.<ref>Benwell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/200.|D7602538}}  f. 215.</ref>
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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.
  
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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
James W. Pochin
Captain of H.M.S. Speedwell
5 Jan, 1901[6] – 1904
Succeeded by
Edward A. Thomas
Preceded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Captain of H.M.S. Banshee
5 Oct, 1905[7]
Succeeded by
Basil G. Washington
Preceded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
28 May, 1906[8]
Succeeded by
Vaughan A. E. Hanning-Lee
Preceded by
Harold G. Grenfell
Captain of H.M.S. Cherwell
20 Nov, 1906[9]
Succeeded by
William D. Paton
Preceded by
Laurence E. Power
Captain of H.M.S. Alert
Feb, 1910[10] – 25 Nov, 1910
Succeeded by
Hugh G.-C. Somerville

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. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 378.
  7. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 281.
  8. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 378.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 293.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 275.

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