William Harry Patchen
Life & Career
Patchen was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 5 May, 1900.
Patchen was promoted to the rank of Chief Gunner on 5 May, 1915.
Patchen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1922.
World War II
Patchen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 1 September, 1942.
As late as February, 1944, Patchen was working as a transport officer and Captain R. D. Oliver wrote of him, "he has a great reputation as manager of the Whale Island Football Team."
He reverted to the Retired List on 22 October, 1944.
Ernest A. Griffin
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 86
27 Nov, 1913 – 4 May, 1915
- The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401a.
- The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401.