Walter Roger Marshall-A'Deane DSO, DSC, RN

Born  14 May 1902
Died  22 May 1941(39)HMS Kandahar

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15 Jan 1922 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1922 S.Lt.
15 Aug 1924 Lt.
15 Aug 1932 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1939 Cdr.


9 Jul 1940 DSO
9 Jul 1940 DSC
16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
29 Jul 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID) (posthumous)
4 Nov 1941 AM (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for Walter Roger Marshall-A'Deane, RN

HMS Greyhound (H 05)Cdr.Destroyer5 Jul 193922 May 1941 (+)

Career information

Died while jumping overboard from HMS Kandahar to rescue a men in the water that was in difficulies. Not seen again. Posthumously awarded the Albert Medal. He had survived the sinking of his own ship earlier that day.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Greyhound (H 05)

14 Jan 1940
The German merchant Phaedra (619 GRT) is captured in the North Sea by the British destroyer HMS Greyhound (Cdr. W.R. Marshall-A'Deane, RN).

29 May 1940
Around 1700hours, two German bombers attacked the Polish destroyer Blyskawica, but missed. At night, she received a signal from the badly damaged British destroyer HMS Greyhound (loaded with some 1000 soldiers). The Polish destroyer managed to tow Greyhound to Dover. (1)

19 Jan 1941
The Italian submarine Neghelli was sunk with depth charges off Phalconera in the Aegean Sea by the British destroyer HMS Greyhound (Cdr. W.R. Marshall-A'Deane, DSC, RN), after the submarine had attacked a Piraeus convoy and torpedoed and damaged the British transport Clan Cumming (7264 GRT) in position 37°15'N, 24°04'E.

6 Mar 1941 (position 35.15, 26.43)
While attempting to attack the British convoy GA-8 east off Crete, the Italian submarine Anfitrite was sunk by HMS Greyhound in position 35°15'N, 26°43'E.


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