Markham Henry Evelegh

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Captain Markham Henry Evelegh (4 June, 1897 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Evelegh passed out of the Training Establishment in August, 1914 and was appointed, briefly, to the battleship Hannibal before being placed in the more modern battleship Benbow on 7 October. He remained in her through the Battle of Jutland, and on 21 September 1916 was appointed to the destroyer Rifleman.

In 1917 Evelegh was awarded the Royal Humane Society Silver Medal for saving life at sea.

Evelegh was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1918 and remained in Rifleman until being appointed to the battleship Valiant on 25 July, 1919.

Evelegh was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 June, 1926.

Evelegh was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1932.

World War II

Evelegh was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1939.

Evelegh was appointed in command of the battleship Warspite in December, 1944.

Evelegh was appointed in command of the battleship Duke of York vice Nicholl on 31 July 1946.

On 22 November, 1946 he was appointed in command of the battleship Anson in place of Frederick Secker Bell, who was sick.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Michael O. D. Ellwood
Captain of H.M.S. Searcher
29 Mar, 1933 – May, 1933
Succeeded by
Ernest C. Coats
Preceded by
Ernest C. Coats
Captain of H.M.S. Shamrock
May, 1933 – 27 Jun, 1934
Succeeded by
John H. Macnair
Preceded by
Edmund H. N. Harvey
Captain of H.M.S. Fowey
11 Aug, 1936[1] – 6 Aug, 1938
Succeeded by
Henry B. Ellison
Preceded by
Robert O. FitzRoy
Senior Officer, First Minesweeping Flotilla
27 Mar, 1940 – 30 Jun, 1941
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Marcel H. A. Kelsey
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
30 Dec, 1944 – 8 Feb, 1945
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 240.