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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Walcot, Captain John Cotterel Phillips

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Walcot, Captain John Cotterel Phillips, R.N., Naval Commandant, South Australia, entered the Royal Navy in 1863, became lieutenant in 1874, and commander on retirement in 1883. In April 1884 he was appointed captain of the South Australian gun-vessel Protector and Senior Officer of the Naval Forces of that colony. In Feb. 1891 he was given local seniority, with brevet rank as post captain.