William Nevill England

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Captain (retired) William Nevill England (6 September, 1872 – 2 February, 1929) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

England was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 May, 1893.[1]

In August 1896, Rear-Admiral Rawson praised him for his conduct in bombarding Zanzibar.[2]

England was married 14 April, 1898.[3]

England was appointed in command of the destroyer Teazer on 1 March, 1899.[4][5]

England was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1904.[6]

While appointed in command of the destroyer Teviot, England was found to be responsible for a slight collision with S.Y. Onora and to have contributed to a collision between Mermaid and Ribble. Soon thereafter, England complained over not being given command of a flotilla. Admiral Winsloe responded that he did not consider England suitable for such a command, and furthermore pulled England from command of Teviot! On 10 April, 1906, England was appointed to the Diadem Class first class protected cruiser Niobe.[7]

Appointed to Leviathan as commander on 31 March, 1908, the ship received favourable inspection reports, but England was admitted to Plymouth Hospital on 22 February, 1909, suffering from neurasthenia. He emerged, fit, on 5 May.[8]

On 30 November, 1912, England was appointed to work with the Lymington Coast Guard.

Great War

On 1 August, 1914, England's was lent to Portland Naval Centre from his Coast Guard posting.[9]

England was appointed in command of the triple screw steamer H.M.S. Ambitious on 3 July, 1918. His appointment ended on 25 March, 1919.[10] England was promoted to the rank of Captain as he was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 26 August, 1919.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Philip S. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Hornet
13 Sep, 1898[12][13] – 1 Mar, 1899[14]
Succeeded by
William Cooper
Preceded by
Philip S. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Hunter
13 Sep, 1898[15] – 13 Sep, 1898[16]
Succeeded by
Lawrence de W. Satow
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Teazer
1 Mar, 1899[17][18] – 1899[19]
Succeeded by
Herbert Meade
Preceded by
Hastings F. Shakespear
Captain of H.M.S. Dwarf
31 Aug, 1901[20] – 13 Sep, 1904[21]
Succeeded by
John Harvey
Preceded by
Carlton V. de M. Cowper
Captain of H.M.S. Harrier
3 Jan, 1905[22] – 7 Jan, 1905[23]
Succeeded by
Walter C. Chaytor
Preceded by
Reginald L. Crichton
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
9 Jan, 1905[24] – 27 Jan, 1905[25]
Succeeded by
Reginald G. Copleston
Preceded by
Bernhard A. Pratt-Barlow
Captain of H.M.S. Osprey
27 Jan, 1905[26] – 7 Jun, 1905[27]
Succeeded by
Harold G. Innes
Preceded by
Harold G. Innes
Captain of H.M.S. Teviot
7 Jun, 1905[28] – 10 Apr, 1906[29]
Succeeded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Preceded by
William D. Church
Captain of H.M.S. Nelson
3 Jul, 1909[30] – Oct, 1909[31]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Herbert W. James
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
Oct, 1909[32] – 14 Jun, 1912[33]
Succeeded by
Charles Tibbits

Footnotes

  1. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  2. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  3. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 February, 1899. Issue 35763, col B, p. 10.
  5. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 25.
  7. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  8. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  9. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  10. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  11. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 258.
  13. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  14. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  15. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  16. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  17. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 February, 1899. Issue 35763, col B, p. 10.
  18. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  19. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  20. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  21. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  22. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  23. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  24. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  25. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  26. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  27. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  28. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  29. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  30. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  31. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  32. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  33. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.