William Alexander Willock

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Commander (retired) William Alexander Willock, R.N.R., R.N. (22 November, 1893 – ) was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve in the Great War who joined the Royal Navy afterward.

Life & Career

The son of W. A. Willock, Esq., of the Indian Civil Service.

Willock was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 November, 1915.

Willock was appointed in command of the patrol boat P17 on 8 July, 1918.[1]

Willock was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 November, 1923.

Willock faced personal bankruptcy issues in December, 1925.

Willock was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 November, 1927.

Willock was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 22 November, 1933.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James C. Colvill
Captain of H.M.S. P17
8 Jul, 1918[2] – 3 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
John I. Hallett
Preceded by
Donal S. McGrath
Captain of H.M.S. Sable
2 Nov, 1922[3] – 14 Oct, 1924
Succeeded by
Benjamin C. S. Martin
Preceded by
Charles E. Hughes White
Captain of H.M.S. PC 74
14 Oct, 1924[4] – 2 Nov, 1926
Succeeded by
Henry F. Waight
Preceded by
Richard E. W. Kirby
Captain of H.M.S. Marshal Soult
28 Oct, 1943 – 5 Dec, 1943
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 858.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 858.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 267.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 257.