Wion de Malpas Egerton

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Wion de Malpas Egerton (16 April, 1879 – 28 December, 1942) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Egerton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1900.[1]

Egerton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.[2]

As a Commander, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Violet of the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla on 5 November, 1912.[3]

He was appointed in command of the new Lance on 29 July, 1914.[4]

Egerton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917.[5]

On 5 July 1917, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Penelope.[6]

Egerton left Penelope when he appointed in command of the light cruiser Centaur in January, 1918.[7]

Post-War

Egerton was reappointed in Centaur upon her re-commissioning in February, 1919. He was superseded in her in September, 1919.[8]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 June, 1928.[9]

He retired on 1 June, 1930 and was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 4 January, 1933.[10]

World War II

As a convoy commodore, Egerton's ship Empire Shackleton was torpedoed and lost. THough Egerton was rescued by H.M.S. Fidelity, he died when she, too, was torpedoed.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
21 Jul, 1903[12] – 18 Aug, 1903[13]
Succeeded by
Reginald L. Crichton
Preceded by
Ronald E. Chilcott
Captain of H.M.S. Violet
5 Nov, 1912[14] – Aug, 1913[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Vincent L. Bowring
Preceded by
Viscount Kelburn
Captain of H.M.S. Acheron
24 Oct, 1913[15][16] – 31 Mar, 1914[17]
Succeeded by
Brien M. Money
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Lance
29 Jul, 1914[18][19] – 6 Dec, 1916[20]
Succeeded by
Wilfred A. Thompson
Preceded by
Colin K. MacLean
Captain of H.M.S. Lightfoot
6 Dec, 1916[21] – 5 Jul, 1917[22]
Succeeded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Preceded by
Hubert Lynes
Captain of H.M.S. Penelope
5 Jul, 1917[23][24] – Jan, 1918[25]
Succeeded by
L. R. Oliphant
Preceded by
Barry E. Domvile
Captain of H.M.S. Centaur
Jan, 1918[26][27] – Sep, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
Henry K. Kitson
Preceded by
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Deputy Director of Torpedoes and Mining
15 Jan, 1921[29] – 1 Dec, 1922[30]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Bridges
Preceded by
Colin K. MacLean
Captain of H.M.S. Centaur
1 Sep, 1926[31] – 12 Jul, 1928[32]
Succeeded by
Robin C. Dalglish

Footnotes

  1. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 24.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 345.
  5. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  6. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 754.
  8. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  9. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  10. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  11. U-boat.net.
  12. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  13. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 272.
  16. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  17. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395t.
  19. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  20. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  21. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  22. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  23. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396k.
  24. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  25. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 754.
  27. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  28. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  29. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  30. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  31. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  32. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.