William Henry Dillon

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1794CSORN
Last Known Service5.3.1853CSORN
Date of Death31.8.1857CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1794 Defence (74), MidshipmanADM 171/8
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
29.4.1797 LieutenantCSORN
8.4.1805 CommanderCSORN
21.3.1808 CaptainCSORN
3.18111813Leopard (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.18141817Horatio (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
14.4.181810.1819Phaeton (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.11.1846 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the Defeat of the French Fleet, capture of six sail of the line and one sunk whilst serving on Defence on 1794/06/01ADM 171/8
5.3.1853 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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