Major. Arthur Wilson MacIlwaine


1889 Apr 26. Born Wandsworth

1901 census at 95, Station Road, Reigate

1906 Jul 15. Enlisted in Royal Navy

1907 Jul 18 Passed for Clerk grade

1908 Sep. His report is good " A capable and hardworking young officer"

1910 Apr 26 Passed for Paymaster

1910 Aug 17. Application to resign his commission and take an appointment in Colonial Office refused.

1910 Report " Hard working, good judgemental, but at times somewhat casual and inattentive"

1911 census RN at sea. On HMS Pegasus, HOBART, TASMANIA: Assistant Paymaster

1912 Aug Report. Very capable, recommended for advance

1912 Sep 12. Applied for transfer to RFC - refused

RAF Record

RN Record

1913 Sep Threw books into sea in a fit of hysteria . Competent and trustworthy but lacking in application, Transferred to another ship

1914 Apr 24 Promoted Paymaster

1914 May. Requires constant supervision. Inaccurate, extremely careless, has no interest in his work. He is put on 3 monthly reports but they are all satisfactory.

1915 May 25 Married in Malta. Arthur Wilson MACILWAINE, aged 26 years, bachelor, Assistant Paymaster, R.N., HMS Egmont, the son of Sydney Wilson Macilwaine, Medical Practitioner, to Kate Waterlow SEWILL, aged 26 years, spinster, of the Parish of St.John, Redhill, Surrey, the daughter of Henry Sewill

1915 Nov. Application for transfer to Air Service refused

1916 Mar 23 In hospital in Malta with neurasthenia , which is used to denote a condition with symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, headache, neuralgia and depressed mood.

1916 Dec . his report is good "Above average, trustworthy and reliable. He is a very popular officer.. he would do well in an administrative appointment, "

1917 He spends a lot of time in hospital with Colitis.

1919 Dec 4. Approval given for transfer to RAF

1919 Dec 22. MID for services in North Russia

1920 Apr 26. Promoted Paymaster Lt Commander

1920 Apr 27. Placed on retired list at own request. The Navy decided to withhold promotion to Paymaster Commander on retired List.

1920. Divorce Court File: 9137. Appellant: Kate Waterlow MacIlwaine. Respondent: Arthur Wilson MacIlwaine. Type: Wife's petition for restitution of conjugal rights

1920 Nov 29. Joined ADRIC with service no 1128. Posted to L Coy

1920 Dec 10 Promoted Section Leader

1921 Apr 23. Reverts to T/Cadet at Depot

1921 Jun 10. Transferred to RIC Transport at Gormanston.

1922 Jan 21. Rejoined from Gormanston & discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1923 Nov 17 Remanded on embezzlement charge

1934 Aug 31. Winds up this business in Bristol

1938 Oct 21 Leaves UK for South Africa with his wife, intending to live there

1962 Mar 26. Died Ealing, London aged 73. Vascular accident Hypertension Lived at 14a Flanders Mansions, Flanders road, Bedford Park, Chiswick Retired Company Director ( Light Alloy Foundry )