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Commdr. Basil Launcelot Wymer, R.N.             1883-1962
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.

Marianne Margaret Wybrants                               1887-1920               (1st Wife)
Marianne was born abt 1887, the daughter of David William Wybrants and Mary Jane Shield, at Monifieth, Forfarshire, Scotland.
I have not identified any children.

Birth of Parents
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
HMS Victorious
Basil L. Wymer (s) Age 17 Midshipman Claines Worcesterchire 22 Sep 1883

1911 Census RG14- 3 April 1911 Portsmouth, Hampshire
Royal Navy
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)
Robina Mary
Marianne Margaret
Sylvester Rail
Agnes Barrie Duncan (Visitor)
Margaret Isabella Findlater (Visitor)
Plus 5 Servants
Age 71
Age 56
Age 28
Age 24
Age 30
Age 51
Age 52
Landed Proprietor



Capt. 14th Hussers
Edenderry
Dundee
Broughty Ferry
Monifieth
Broughty Ferry
Monike
Edinburgh
Ireland
Forfarshire
Forfarshire
Forfarshire
Forfarshire
Forfarshire
Midlothian
abt 1839
abt 1854
abt 1882
abt 1887
abt 1880
abt 1859
abt 1858

Marriage
abt 1914
Basil Launcelot Wymer
Marianne Margaret Wybrants
      1914 4Q Barnet 3a 823

Death
Marianne Margaret (Wybrants) Wymer Died 4 Mar 1920, Age 32,       1920 1Q Grimsby 7a 755

The Times, Saturday, Mar 6, 1920                         DEATHS
  WYMER - On the 4th March, at the Royal Naval Depot, Iminingham, Lincs. Marianne Margaret (Nita), wife of Lieut. Commdr. B. L. Wymer, R.N., and youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wybrants, Norfolk Lodge, Barnet, Herts.   Funeral today, (Saturday), St. John's Cemetery, Potters-bar, at 2:30.
LONDON   20 May 1920                         Probate
WYMER, Marianne Margaret, of Holmside, Arkley, Hertfordshire (wife of Basil Launcelot Wymer), died 4 March 1920, at Immingham, Lincolnshire, Probate, London, 20 May, to Basil Launcelot Wymer, lieutenant commander, R.N., and Sylvester Rait Wybrants, major, H.M. army.   Effects £18,290 6s. 8d.



Dinah Victoria Neilson                             1885-                     (2nd Wife)
Dinah was born about 1885, and was an American.
I have identified the following children.
  Maude Neilson No Date      

Birth of New Wife
Dinah Victoria Neilson b: abt 1885              

Marriage
abt 1921
Basil Launcelot Wymer
Dinah Neilson Mohr
      1921 1Q StGeo Hanover Sq 1a 1048

Children
Maude Neilson Wymer No Date              
daughter of Basil Launcelot Wymer and Dinah Neilson Mohr

Death
Commdr. Basil Launcelot Wymer, R.N. Died 31 Jan 1962, Age 78,                 Durban, South Africa

The Times, Saturday, Feb 24, 1962                         DEATHS
  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).

Death
Dinah Victoria (Neilson) Wymer No Date       South Africa

SPECIAL THANKS  to John Stewart, a descendant of Capt. William Dixon, R.A, for the details provided above.