William John Anstey

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Engineer Rear-Admiral William John Anstey (2 November, 1860 – 13 December, 1936) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Great War

Anstey was promoted to Engineer Admiral on 28 January, 1913.[1]

Anstey was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1917.[2]

Who was Who

ANSTEY, Eng.-Rear-Adm. William John CB 1917

Born 1860; s of late William Anstey, of HM Dockyard, Portsmouth, and Mrs. Anstey (née Knight), Sheerness; m five d ; died 13 Dec. 1936

EDUCATION Privately: HM Dockyard. Portsmouth, and RN College, Greenwich. Special Course RN College, Greenwich, 1881–84

CAREER Eng.-Comdr., 1902 antedated to 1898; Engineer Manager Devonport Dockyard, 1909; Eng.-Capt., 1911; Assist Engineer-in-Chief, 1911; GSP, 1912; Eng.-Rear-Adm., 1913; retired, 1917; officer in charge of Administration Air Craft Inspection, 1918; JP, Middlesex, 1918


CLUB National

ADDRESS Highcliffe, 105 Station Road, Hendon, NW4 Hendon 2201


  • "Eng. Rear-Admiral W. J. Anstey" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 15 December, 1936. Issue 47558, col B, p. 18.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Philip Marrack
Assistant Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet
30 Apr, 1911 – 2 Sep, 1914
Succeeded by
William M. Whayman


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 3.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29886. p. 1. 1 January, 1917.