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George Ommaney Willes R.N.

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George Ommaney Willes R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
19 June 1823 Born
21 May 1884 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
1892 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
18 February 1901 Died
11 December 1844Lieutenant
17 April 1854Commander
10 May 1856Captain
11 June 1874Rear-Admiral
1 February 1879Vice-Admiral
27 March 1885Admiral
19 June 1888Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
3 April 1848 Lieutenant commander in Spitfire, Mediterranean
1 June 1854 Commander (2ic) in Britannia, commanded by Thomas Wren Carter, flagship of Vice-Admiral James Whitley Deans Dundas, Mediterranean
16 February 185916 April 1861Captain in Chesapeake, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Hope, East Indies and China (including later part of 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
16 April 18611 October 1862Captain in Impérieuse, flagship of Vice-Admiral James Hope, China (including British involvement in Taiping rebellion) (until Willes invalided)
14 November 1863 Additional captain in Royal Adelaide, commanded by Captain Henry Caldwell, for service in Prince Consort
12 June 186417 April 1866Captain in Prince Consort, Channel squadron
26 January 1869October 1870At the Admiralty, assisting the First Naval Lord in conducting the duties of the Coastguard and the Royal Naval Reserve, as well as giving general assistance in other matters; carried on the books of Fisgard at Woolwich
October 1870 "Chief of the Staff" at the Admiralty: superintending the Coastguard, the first reserve ships, tenders, and drill-ships of the Royal Naval Reserve, and supervising the Royal Naval Reserve, the Royal Naval Volunteers, and the Seamen and Marine Pensioners' Reserve
(August 1871) Commander-in-chief, Reserve Squadron
3 January 18813 January 1884Commander-in-chief, China
28 November 188520 June 1888Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth

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