Willis, Algernon Usborne

Date of birth:
May 17th, 1889 (Hampstead/London, United States)
Date of death:
April 12th, 1976 (Royal Naval Hospital/Haslar, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
H.M.A.S. Vampire (D 68), First Destroyer Flotilla, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
March 8th, 1920
Action:
"For distinguished services in preserving the efficiency of the Torpedo and Depth Charge Armaments of the First Destroyer Flotilla."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Unit:
Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
July 11th, 1940
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Action:
"In recognition of distinguished services during the War."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Force H, Mediterranean Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Husky
Details:
HM Birthday Honours
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Force H, Mediterranean Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Husky
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Force H, Mediterranean Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1944
Awarded for:
Operation Avalanche
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Lord Commissioner, Admiralty and Chief of Naval Personnel, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
December 18th, 1945
Action:
"For distinguished service throughout the War in Europe."
Details:
In the function of Second Sea Lord
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Commander-in-Chief Levant, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1946
Action:
"For valuable services in support of the Royal Hellenic Navy."
Polemikos Stauros 1940 - 2nd Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1947
Action:
"For valuable services to the Royal Hellenic Navy during the war in Europe"
Details:
With swords
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1947
Details:
HM Birthday Honours
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
January 5th, 1948
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1953
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With rosette
1939-1945 Star

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