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William-Powlett, Vice-Admiral Sir Peveril (Barton Reibey Wallop)locked

KCB 1953 (CB 1949); KCMG 1959; CBE 1945; DSO 1942; DL; RN retired

Born 5 March 1898; 2nd s of Major Barton William-Powlett; m 1923, Helen Constance (d 1965), d of James Forbes Crombie, Aberdeen; three d; m 1966, Mrs Barbara Patience William-Powett, d of Sir Bernard Greenwell, 2nd Bt, MBE, and widow of Captain Newton William-Powlett, RN; died 10 Nov. 1985

Governor of Southern Rhodesia, November 1954–December 1959; Vice-Chairman, Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd, 1974 (Chairman 1962–74)

Education

Cordwalles Sch.; Osborne and Dartmouth

Career

Midshipman, 1914; served European War, 1914–18, Gallipoli, Jutland; Lieut, 1918; specialised in signals; Commander 1931; Captain, 1938; commanded HMS Frobisher, 1938–39; Director of Manning, 1939–40; comd HMS Fiji, 1941 (DSO); Chief of Staff Force ‘H’, 1941–42; comd HMS Newcastle, 1942–44; Captain of Fleet, Home Fleet, 1944–45 (CBE); Captain in command of Royal Naval Coll., Dartmouth, 1946–48; Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty, 1948–50; Flag Officer (destroyers), Mediterranean Fleet, 1950–51; Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic, 1952–54; retired, 1954; Rear-Admiral, 1948; Vice-Admiral, 1950. High Sheriff 1972, DL 1973, Devon. KStJ

Recreations

Rugby (played for England, 1922); golf, shooting, and fishing

Clubs

Naval and Military, Chelsea Arts

Address

Cadhay, Ottery St Mary, Devon

Ottery St Mary 2432