Commodore Robert George Thelwell (1896-1974), HMS Conway and Cunard.



Robert George Thelwell was born in Chester in 1896. He entered HMS Conway training ship as a cadet on the 13th September 1911. In December 1913 he left HMS Conway for a position as midshipman with HMS Neptune, followed by HMS Wahine and HMS Orvieto. He had been promoted to the rank of sub-lieutenant when he started serving on HMS Sabrina. He later commanded Cunard Line vessels. Commodore Thelwell died in 1974. For further details see the attached catalogue or contact The Archives Centre for a copy of the catalogue.