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Title of Head Wardmaster altered to Warrant Wardmaster,

Establishment of Commissioned Wardmaster.

08 Sep 1916
And whereas by Order in Council of the 3rd March, 1900, the Warrant Rank of Head Wardmaster was established for the Sick Berth Staff of Your Majesty's Fleet:

And whereas we consider that the title of Head Wardmaster should be altered to Warrant Wardmaster, that the number of Warrant Wardmasters should be increased, and that Commissioned Warrant Rank should be established for this Branch of Your Majesty's Navy

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the proposals set forth in the annexed Schedule.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

    Schedule

  1. The title of Head Wardmaster to be altered to Warrant Wardmaster, and the number to be increased to 15.
  2. A Commissioned Warrant Rank to be established with the title of Commissioned Wardmaster.
  3. The Establishment of Commissioned Wardmasters to be fixed at 2.
  4. The pay of Commissioned Wardmasters to be on the following scale:
    • On promotion - 10 s. 0d. a day.
    • After 2 years' service - 10s. 6d. a day.
    • After 4 years' service - 11s. 0d. a day.
    • After 6 years' service - 11s. 6d. a day.
    • After 8 years' service - 12s. 0d. a day.
  5. Pensions for Commissioned Wardmasters, Widows' Pensions, and Compassionate Allowances for children, to be on the same scale as for Chief Artificer Engineers.

1921 08 19 - Commissioned Wardmaster - Promotion to Wardmaster Lieutenant and Wardmaster Lieutenant Commander
Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial, from then Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 6th day of August, 1921 (C.W. 10674/21), in the words following, viz. :-

And whereas by His late Majesty's Order in Council of 28th March, 1903, and subsequent Orders in Council, it is provided that certain Commissioned Warrant Officers, now styled Commissioned Officers from Warrant Rank, and Warrant Officers shall be eligible for promotion to the rank or corresponding rank of Lieutenant as a reward for long and zealous service, and that these Officers should be granted the rank or corresponding rank of Lieutenant-Commander on attaining eight years' seniority in the rank or corresponding rank of Lieutenant:

And whereas we are of opinion that similar advancement should be open to Commissioned Wardmasters and Warrant Wardmasters, and that the establishment of Commissioned Wardmasters authorised by Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 7th September, 1916, should be increased:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the arrangements shown in the annexed Schedule ; They Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence therein.

Schedule.

Commissioned Wardmasters to be eligible for promotion to the relative rank of Lieutenant with the title of Wardmaster Lieutenant.

Wardmaster Lieutenants on attaining eight years' seniority as such to have the relative rank of Lieutenant Commander with the titles oŁ Wardmaster Lieutenant-Commander.

Pay.

Pay of Wardmaster Lieutenants and Wardmaster Lieutenant-Commanders to be on the scales authorised for Lieutenants anal Lieutenant-Commanders promoted from Warrant Rank (Non-Mechanical Branch).

Retired Pay, &c.

Retired Pay, Widows' Pensions and Compassionate Allowances for children to be an the scale and payable under the conditions authorised for Lieutenants and Lieutenant-Commanders promoted from Warrant Rank.

Numbers.

The establishment of Officers of the Sick Berth Branch to be as follows :

  • · 1 Wardmaster Lieutenant.
  • · 4 Commissioned Wardmasters.
  • · 15 Warrant Wardmasters.

The above number of Commissioned Wardmasters to be temporary pending the operation of the rule under which deserving Warrant Officers are promoted to Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank after 10 years' service as Warrant Officer.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased by and with they advice of His Privy Council, to approves of what is therein proposed.

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