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 second class protected cruiser Juno on 26 January, 1904.[5]

He was appointed command of the battleship Revenge on 1 September, 1905.[6]

He was appointed command of the battleship Jupiter on 16 August, 1906.[7]

On 22 June, 1909, De Salis was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII, vice King-Hall.[8]

This was followed by an appointment to command Russell in July 1909, a posting which was to last until March 1911.[9]

Flag Rank

De Salis was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 February, 1911, vice Denison.[10] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, De Salis was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 2 March, 1913.[11]

Great War

On 6 March, 1915, De Salis was granted a temporary Commission as a Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve.[12]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 9 June, 1916.[13]

Post-War

De Salis was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1919.[14]

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.[15]

De Salis was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 31 July, 1924.[16]

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25123. p. 3031. 30 June, 1882.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  3. The 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, p. 8.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 26 January, 1904. Issue 37300, col C, p. 11.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 24 August, 1905. Issue 37794, col A, p. 9.
  7. De Salis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 320.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28266. p. 5063. 2 July, 1909.
  9. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28464. p. 1042. 10 February, 1911.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28697. p. 1757. 7 March, 1913.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 29094. p. 2366. 9 March, 1915.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5828. 13 June, 1916.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 31112. p. 364. 7 January, 1919.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 32782. p. 6. (Supplement) 1 January, 1923.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 32962. p. 5889. 5 August, 1924.

Bibliography

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

Service Records


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