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'''William Stanley Nelson''', D.S.C., ( – ) was an officer in the [[Royal Naval Reserve]].
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{{CommRNR}} (retired) '''William Stanley Nelson''', D.S.C., (9 March, 1883 – ) was an officer in the [[Royal Naval Reserve]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Nelson served as Third and Second Mate with the Royal Mail Steam Packet Service between 1910-1913, and then as Second Officer and being in charge of 4-in guns in ''Darro'' for the Imperial Direct Line until 22 October, 1914, having been promoted to the rank of {{LieutRNR}} on 27 February, 1914.  He was called out for naval service on 30 October and sent to Devonport.  In late November, he was appointed to join the {{UK-Cedric|f=t}}.  While in her, he impressed Captain [[Robert Edmund Ross Benson|Benson]] with his duties as Watchkeeper and Officer of quarters, as well as when overseeing armed boarding parties.<ref>Nelson Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 240/56/21.|C14619010}} f. 21.</ref>
  
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Awarded D.S.C. for services rendered aboard {{UK-Mallard}} on 4 May, 1917.
  
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Acting Lieutenant-Commander, R.N.R. Nelson was appointed in command of the {{UK-1Foxhound|f=t}} on 25 March, 1918.{{NLFeb19|p. 796}}
  
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==Post-War==
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Nelson was promoted to the rank of Acting {{LCommRNR}} on 31 December, 1918.
Acting Lieutenant-Commander, R.N.R. Nelson was appointed in command of the {{UK-Foxhound|f=t}} on 25 March, 1918.{{NLFeb19|p. 796}}
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Demobilised on 1 June, 1919.
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Nelson was promoted to the rank of {{LCommRNR}} on 27 February, 1922 and retired on 7 July 1922 on account of non-service.
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Nelson was promoted to the rank of {{CommRNR}} (retired) on 27 February, 1924.
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==World War II==
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Appointed to ''Pyramus'' as N.C.S., Kirkwall on 20 December, 1939.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:26, 10 October 2017

Commander R.N.R. (retired) William Stanley Nelson, D.S.C., (9 March, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Nelson served as Third and Second Mate with the Royal Mail Steam Packet Service between 1910-1913, and then as Second Officer and being in charge of 4-in guns in Darro for the Imperial Direct Line until 22 October, 1914, having been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 27 February, 1914. He was called out for naval service on 30 October and sent to Devonport. In late November, he was appointed to join the armed merchant cruiser Cedric. While in her, he impressed Captain Benson with his duties as Watchkeeper and Officer of quarters, as well as when overseeing armed boarding parties.[1]

Awarded D.S.C. for services rendered aboard Mallard on 4 May, 1917.

Acting Lieutenant-Commander, R.N.R. Nelson was appointed in command of the gunboat Foxhound on 25 March, 1918.[2]

Post-War

Nelson was promoted to the rank of Acting Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. on 31 December, 1918.

Demobilised on 1 June, 1919.

Nelson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. on 27 February, 1922 and retired on 7 July 1922 on account of non-service.

Nelson was promoted to the rank of Commander R.N.R. (retired) on 27 February, 1924.

World War II

Appointed to Pyramus as N.C.S., Kirkwall on 20 December, 1939.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas Connolly
Captain of H.M. T.B. 89
Jun, 1915[3] – 8 Sep, 1916[4]
Succeeded by
Joseph G. Boxhall
Preceded by
Charles C. de M. Malan
Captain of H.M.S. Mallard
19 Aug, 1916[5][6] – 31 Mar, 1918[7]
Succeeded by
Rowland O. Lloyd
Preceded by
Donal S. McGrath
Captain of H.M.S. Foxhound
25 Mar, 1918[8][9] – 26 Mar, 1919[10]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Nelson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/21. f. 21.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 796.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401.
  4. Nelson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/21. f. 21.
  5. Nelson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/21. f. 21.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395m.
  7. Nelson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/21. f. 21.
  8. Nelson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/21. f. 21.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 796.
  10. Nelson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/21. f. 21.