Jellicoe:Retirement

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The Life of Admiral of the Fleet
John Rushworth Jellicoe,
First Earl Jellicoe

5 December, 1869 – 20 November, 1935
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Background and Early LifeService as LieutenantCommanderCommand and ChinaDirector of Naval OrdnanceFlag Rank and ControllerSea Service and Second Sea LordCommand of the Grand FleetThe War at Sea, 1914-1916The Battle of JutlandAfter JutlandFirst Sea Lord and the Submarine MenaceControversy and DismissalEmpire TourGovernor-General of New ZealandThe Jutland ControversyRetirementDeath and Legacy

Jellicoe was placed on the Retired List on 5 December, 1924.[1]

In November, 1928, Jellicoe was elected to a seat on the Board of Directors of the Midland Bank.[2] In early 1930 he was appointed to the London Board of the Australian Mutual Provident Society in the place of the late Sir George A. Cockburn.[3]

Royal British Legion

Jellicoe was compelled by illness to stand down as president of the British Legion in 1932. He wrote to the Legion's chairman, Colonel John Brown:

The doctors have convinced me that I shall never be fit for the work of president again. I regret exceedingly having to write to you to inform you of this, but all the doctors who have attended me tell me that I must of necessity give up the work, as I cannot possibly be fit to carry it out. Will you, therefore, take this letter as my official resignation after Whitsun. I need hardly say that I do not wish to drop the Legion work, and that I am ready to do what I can.[4]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 33001. p. 9072. 12 December, 1924.
  2. "Lord Jellicoe's Bank Directorship" (Business Appointments). The Times. Friday, 23 November, 1928. Issue 45058, col C, p. 24.
  3. The Economist. Saturday, 1 February, 1930. Issue 4510, p. 278.
  4. "Lord Jellicoe and the British Legion" (News). The Times. Saturday, 9 january, 1932. Issue 46026, col G, p. 3.