William Leslie Elder
Life & Career
Elder was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1896.
Elder was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1914.
Elder was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander 6 March, 1915.
On 14 June, 1916, Elder was appointed in command of Number 3 Aero Wing, and was promoted to the rank of Acting Wing Captain on 30 June, 1916.
Elder was promoted to the rank of Wing Captain on 31 December, 1916 and remained in command of the Aero Wing until September 1917 despite being appointed to the armed merchant cruiser Morea in June.
Elder paid off Morea on 17 January, 1919.
Elder was appointed in command of the light cruiser Dublin in August, 1921.
Elder was placed on the Retired List upon the expiration of his foreign service leave on 5 January, 1923. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 1 July, 1925.
World War II
Elder offered his services to the Royal Navy in 1939 but reported he was serving in the Home Guard in 1940.
Herbert N. Garnett
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 116
24 Aug, 1909 – 1911
Frederick B. Noble
|Captain of H.M.S. Morea
29 Jun, 1917
Edward H. Rymer
|Captain of H.M.S. Dublin
Hugh S. Shipway
- The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 24.
- The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 401.
- The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
- The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 998-9.
- Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.