William Henry Dunster

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Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. (retired) William Henry Dunster, R.D. (16 March, 1882 – 19 February, 1946) was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Dunster was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 2 August, 1915.[1]

On 17 February, 1918, Captain (D), Ninth Destroyer Flotilla Alan Cameron Bruce recommended Dunster for command of a "P" boat. Dunster was accordingly appointed in command of the patrol boat P47 on 5 March, 1918.[2]

In 1918, he received an adverse evaluation for being drunk. Quarterly reports were required to follow-up, but at the end of the year, Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla W. Tomkinson gave a satisfactory evaluation.[3]

Post-War

Dunster was demobilised on 27 August 1919 and awarded an R.D. in 1921. He retired on 7 September 1922.

Dunster was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. (retired) on 2 August, 1923.[4]

World War II

Mobilised for a mere three days from 30 September, 1938 as N.C.S. San Francisco.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas A. Herriot
Captain of H.M. T.B. 068
15 Jun, 1915[6][7] – 26 Jan, 1916[8]
Succeeded by
Robert L. F. Hubbard
Preceded by
John H. Jauncey
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
24 Jan, 1916[9] – 31 May, 1917[10]
Succeeded by
William H. Dunster
Preceded by
William H. Dunster
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
5 Dec, 1917[11] – 28 Feb, 1918[12]
Succeeded by
Robert M. Gardner
Preceded by
Robert M. Gardner
Captain of H.M.S. P47
5 Mar, 1918[13] – 27 Aug, 1919[14]
Succeeded by
Reginald H. Bunyard

Footnotes

  1. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  2. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  3. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  4. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  5. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  6. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401b.
  8. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  9. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  10. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  11. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  12. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 858.
  14. Dunster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/50. f. 50.