William Leslie Graham Adams

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Rear-Admiral William Leslie Graham Adams, O.B.E., C.B. (20 April, 1901 – 28 March, 1963) served in the Royal Navy.

As with many men born c. 1899 or later, his Service Records at The National Archives do not reflect activity between 1931 and 1939 or so.

Life & Career

Adams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1922.

Adams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1930.

Adams was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1935.

Adams was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1943.

Adams was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1952.

Retired 15 March, 1955.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur L. Pears
Captain of H.M.S. Sepoy
14 Aug, 1930[1] – 1931
Succeeded by
George P. C. Ball
Preceded by
Edward W. B. Sim
Captain of H.M.S. Wolfhound
4 May, 1933[2] – mid 1935
Succeeded by
John L. Machin
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Foxhound
21 Jun, 1935[3]
Succeeded by
Stuart A. Buss
Preceded by
Robert L. Burnett
Captain of H.M.S. Amphion
2 May, 1939[4] – 20 Jun, 1939[Inference]
Succeeded by
Harold B. Farncomb
as Captain of H.M.A.S. Perth


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 269.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 293.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 241.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 255.