|Sir George Atkinson-Willes|
|Born||13 July 1847|
|Died||25 December 1921(aged 74)|
|Years of service||1861–1912|
|Commands held||HMS Comus
East Indies Station
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Promoted to Captain in 1886, he commanded HMS Comus, HMS Indefatigable, HMS Agamemnon, HMS Hero and then HMS Howe. He was appointed Commodore commanding the Training Squadron in 1895 and then commanded the Dockyard Reserve at Chatham from 1898. In 1901 he assumed the additional surname of Willes in compliance with the will of his uncle Admiral Sir George Ommanney Willes. Later the same year he was promoted to Rear Admiral, and in May 1902 he became Second-in-Command of the Home Fleet. He hoisted his flag on board the pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution on 7 May 1902, as his flagship during the Coronation Fleet Review for King Edward VII. The following year, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station. He was at the head of a squadron of three ships which took part in the Somaliland Campaign in 1904. He retired in 1912.
He married Alice Mort (1856-1938), daughter of Thomas Sutcliffe Mort.
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- Hermes Class light cruisers built before World War I
Sir Charles Drury
|Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
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