Thomas Philip Walker

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Admiral Thomas Philip Walker, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (16 September, 1858 – 27 August, 1932) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Walker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant from the Victoria and Albert with seniority of 30 August, 1879.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1893.[2]

He was appointed to the Nelson on 23 April, 1896.[3]

Walker was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1898.[4]

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII dated 8 February, 1907, vice Jellicoe.[5]

Walker was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 22 March, 1908, vice Graham.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List on 22 September, 1911,[7] and was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 15 May, 1913.[8]

Great War

On 10 April, 1915, Walker was granted a temporary Commission as Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve.[9]

Walker was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 2 April, 1917.[10]

In recognition of his services "in the prosecution of the war," Walker was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order on 3 June, 1918.[11]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 24758. p. 5309. 2 September, 1879.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26359. p. 2. 2 January, 1893.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 25 April, 1896. Issue 34874, col C, pg. 9.
  4. London Gazette: no. 26983. p. 3983. 1 July, 1898.
  5. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27994. p. 964. 12 February, 1907.
  6. London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2260. 24 March, 1908.
  7. London Gazette: no. 28534. p. 7010. 26 September, 1911.
  8. London Gazette: no. 28719. p. 3514. 16 May, 1913.
  9. London Gazette: no. 29127. p. 3580. 13 April, 1915.
  10. London Gazette: no. 30008. p. 3206. 3 April, 1917.
  11. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30723. p. 6533. 3 June, 1918.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral T. P. Walker" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 29 August, 1932. Issue 46224, col F, pg. 12.

Service Records


Naval Appointments