William Hamilton Heath Sinclair Thomson

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Commander (retired) William Hamilton Heath Sinclair Thomson, R.N. (19 January, 1878 – 31 December, 1948) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Peterborough.

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1900.

Thomson was appointed in command of the destroyer Flying Fish on 26 July, 1906.[1]

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1908.

In August, 1914, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Derwent.[2]

Thomson was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander on 31 January, 1921.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
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Captain of H.M.S. Kennet
24 Jan, 1905 – 17 Feb, 1905
Succeeded by
Walter H. Cowan
Preceded by
Walter H. Cowan
Captain of H.M.S. Ostrich
17 Feb, 1905 – 28 Mar, 1905
Succeeded by
Cyril Asser
Preceded by
George H. H. Holden
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
28 Mar, 1905 – 10 Apr, 1905
Succeeded by
William H. H. S. Thomson
Preceded by
George J. Todd
Captain of H.M.S. Bruizer
10 Apr, 1905 – 10 Jul, 1905
Succeeded by
Eric W. Harbord
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Colne
22 Jul, 1905 – 3 Aug, 1905
Succeeded by
Francis G. St. John
Preceded by
Francis G. St. John
Captain of H.M.S. Lee
3 Aug, 1905[3] – 21 Jun, 1906
Succeeded by
George H. H. Holden
Preceded by
William H. H. S. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
26 Jul, 1906[4][5] – 21 May, 1908
Succeeded by
Reginald C. L. Owens
Preceded by
Berwick Curtis
Captain of H.M.S. Derwent
Aug, 1914[6] – 3 Dec, 1915
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Dawson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Buttercup
13 Dec, 1915 – 2 Jan, 1916
Succeeded by
Ronald C. Mayne
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Marguerite
2 Jan, 1916 – 6 Jun, 1916
Succeeded by
Harold R. W. Turnor
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. P13
31 Jul, 1916[7] – 8 Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
Claude P. Champion de Crespigny
Preceded by
Hubert E. Gore-Langton
Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant
19 Jan, 1917[8] – 14 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Maurice B. Leslie

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 27 July, 1906. Issue 38,083, col F, p. 5.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 302.
  3. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 340.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 27 July, 1906. Issue 38,083, col F, p. 5.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 316.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393i.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396i.
  8. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391w.