William Wellclose Davis

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Admiral SIR William Wellclose Davis, G.C.B., D.S.O. (11 October, 1901 – 29 October, 1987) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Davis was promoted to the rank of Midshipman on 15 September, 1917.[1]

He was awarded the Ogilvy Medal for the year 1926, having taken first in qualifying examinations for Lieutenant (T).

Davis was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1935.[2]

World War II

Davis would serve as executive officer in Hood.

Davis was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1940.[3]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Peveril B. R. W. William-Powlett
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
1950 – 1952
Succeeded by
Richard G. Onslow
Preceded by
Sir Guy Grantham
Vice Chief of Naval Staff
Apr, 1954 – May, 1957
Succeeded by
Sir Caspar John

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 30.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 22.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 36.