William Fane De Salis

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Admiral SIR William Fane de Salis, K.B.E., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (21 July, 1858 – 23 January, 1939) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

De Salis was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1882.[1]

De Salis was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1895, at the age of thirty-six years, eleven months, and nine days.[2]

Captain

De Salis was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1901.[3] On 5 September, 1902, De Salis was appointed to the Orion for torpedo boats in the Mediterranean.[4]

De Salis was appointed to the Juno on 26 January, 1904.[5]

On 22 June, 1909, De Salis was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII, vice King-Hall.[6]

Flag Rank

De Salis was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 2 March, 1913.[7]

Great War

On 6 March, 1915, De Salis was granted a temporary Commission as a Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve.[8]

Post-War

De Salis was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1919.[9]

He was knighted and appointed a Knight Commander in the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.) dated 30 December, 1922.[10]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 25123. p. 3031. 30 June, 1882.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  3. London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 6 September, 1902. Issue 36866, col A, pg. 8.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 26 January, 1904. Issue 37300, col C, pg. 11.
  6. London Gazette: no. 28266. p. 5063. 2 July, 1909.
  7. London Gazette: no. 28697. p. 1757. 7 March, 1913.
  8. London Gazette: no. 29094. p. 2366. 9 March, 1915.
  9. London Gazette: no. 31112. p. 364. 7 January, 1919.
  10. London Gazette: no. 32782. p. 6. (Supplement) 1 January, 1923.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir William de Salis" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 24 January, 1939. Issue 48211, col D, pg. 14.

Service Records