WILLIS, Cdr William John Adlam (1894-1982)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to training in the RN, 1935-1937, principally comprising unsigned text on 'The training of seamen', [1936]; copies of Willis' letters to the Training Commander, RN Barracks, Chatham, concerning the training of new entries, 1935-1936.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1894; educated at Royal Navy Hospital School, Greenwich; joined RN, 1909; wounded at Battle of Jutland, 1916; commissioned, 1918; served on Home, Mediterranean and China Stations, 1918-[1931]; Lt, 1921; Lt Cdr, 1929; training duties, HMS PEMBROKE, 1931; New Entry Officer, RN Barracks, Chatham, 1935-1937; Chief Constable of Rochester, 1937-1940; Chief Constable of Bedfordshire, 1940-1953; Deputy Lieutenant, Bedfordshire, 1951-1961, and Suffolk, 1964-1982; HM Inspector of Constabulary, 1953-1964; died in 1982.

Arrangement

1 file.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1984.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.