John Philip Holroyde Oakley

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Commander John Philip Holroyde Oakley, D.S.C.* (5 December, 1917 – November, 2003) served in the Royal Navy as a submariner during World War II.

Life & Career

Born the only son of Dr. Philip Douglas Oakley,[1] John Oakley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 January, 1940.[2]

Oakley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 January, 1948.[3]

Oakley was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1951.[4]

Oakley retired on 13 April, 1959.[5]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Anthony R. Profit
Captain of H.M.S. H 43
25 Jul, 1942 – 10 Aug, 1942
Succeeded by
John C. Y. Roxburgh
Preceded by
Aston D. Piper
Captain of H.M.S. H 34
24 Aug, 1942 – 10 Nov, 1942
Succeeded by
Gordon M. Noll
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Satyr
11 Nov, 1942 – 17 Mar, 1943
Succeeded by
Tobin S. Weston
Preceded by
Roy L. Bird
Captain of H.M.S. Otway
23 Mar, 1943 – May, 1943
Succeeded by
John R. G. Harvey
Preceded by
Percy S. Parmenter
Captain of H.M.S. Otus
c. May, 1943 – 3 Jun, 1943
Succeeded by
Walter N. Eade
Preceded by
Derrick G. Kent
Captain of H.M.S. Sea Nymph
3 Jun, 1943 – Mar, 1944
Succeeded by
Norman L. A. Jewell
Preceded by
Guy S. C. Clarabut
Captain of H.M.S. Rorqual
27 Mar, 1944 – 28 Jul, 1945
Succeeded by


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