Basil was born on 22 September 1883, the son of George Bannatyne Wymer and Florence Marion Bright Smith, at Claines, Worcestershire.
He became a naval cadet (known throughout his career as B.L. Wymer). As a cadet he was ordered to the "Hannibal" on Jan. 13, 1899, and on Nov. 6, 1899 to the "Revenge", as a midshipman, and then the "Victorious". By December 1903 he was sub-lieutenant, and as such was ordered to the "Grafton". By January 1905 he was a temporary lieutenant, still with the "Grafton". By Febuary 1906 he was a lieutenant, and as such was ordered to the "Thistle". On 18 June 1908 he was ordered to the "Vivid" as an additional officer, and to the "Mars" on re-commissioning On 25 July 1908 he was re-
commissioned as a lieutenant, and was ordered to the "Crescent" as an additional officer, and to the sloop "Cadmus"
In 1910 he was skipper of the sloop Cadmus, which left Hong Kong on 15 October for Swantow.
On 28 January 1911 he was ordered to the "Terpsichore".
In December 1911 he was ordered to the "Vivid".
He married Marianne Margaret Wybrants. She died an early death in 1920. He finally became a commander, R.N., and retired to become an avid golfer with the Guildford Golf Club. He won their Monthly Spoon for November 1923.
He moved to Durban, South Africa, and married a girl named Dinah Victoria (last name probably Neilson), and they seem to have had a daughter, Maude Neilson Wymer.
|Basil Launcelot Wymer||
b: 22 Sep 1883 Claines, Worcestershire
son of George Bannatyne Wymer and Florence Marion Bright Smith
|Marianne Margaret Wybrants||
b: abt 1886 Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland
daughter of David William Wybrants and Mary Jane Shield
|1901 Census||RG13-5335||1 April 1901||Vessels, Royal Navy|
|Basil L. Wymer (s)||Age 17||Midshipman||Claines||Worcesterchire||22 Sep 1883|
|1911 Census||RG14-||3 April 1911||Portsmouth, Hampshire|
|Basil Launcelot Wymer (s)||Age 27||Lieutenant||Claines||Worcesterchire||22 Sep 1883|
|1911 Census RG14-(40)||3 April 1911||Dacre Banks, Warsill & Hartwith w/Winsley, Yorkshire|
|Winsley House, Hartwith, Ripley|
David William Wybrants
Mary Jane (Wife)
Agnes Barrie Duncan (Visitor)
Margaret Isabella Findlater (Visitor)
Plus 5 Servants
Capt. 14th Hussers
Basil Launcelot Wymer
Marianne Margaret Wybrants
|1914 4Q Barnet 3a 823|
|Marianne Margaret (Wybrants) Wymer||Died 4 Mar 1920, Age 32, 1920 1Q Grimsby 7a 755|
The Times, Saturday, Mar 6, 1920 DEATHS|
LONDON 20 May 1920 Probate|
|Maude Neilson||No Date|
|Dinah Victoria Neilson||
b: abt 1885
Basil Launcelot Wymer
Dinah Neilson Mohr
|1921 1Q StGeo Hanover Sq 1a 1048|
|Maude Neilson Wymer||
daughter of Basil Launcelot Wymer and Dinah Neilson Mohr
|Commdr. Basil Launcelot Wymer, R.N.||
Died 31 Jan 1962, Age 78, Durban, South Africa
|WYMER - On 31st January, 1962, passed away peacefully after a long illness courageously borne, at his residence, 403 Queen Anne, Erskine Terrace, South Beach, Durban, South Africa. COMMANDER BASIL LAUNCELOT WYMER, R.N., retired, dearly loved husband of Dinah, and loved brother of Dorothy (London).|
|Dinah Victoria (Neilson) Wymer||No Date South Africa|