John Jellicoe Fact Sheet: Who was John Jellicoe? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of John Jellicoe.
John Jellicoe Fact File Biography: Lifespan:1959 - 1935 *** Full Name: John Rushworth Jellicoe *** Occupation: Royal Navy Officer, First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy and Governor-General of New Zealand *** Date of Birth: John Jellicoe was born on December 5th 1859 *** Place of Birth: John Jellicoe was born in Southampton, England *** Family background: His father was John Henry Jellicoe a Royal Mail Steam Packet Company captain and his mother was Lucy Henrietta Keele *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with his parents in Southampton *** Education: John Jellicoe was educated at the Field House School in Rottingdean ***
John Jellicoe Fact 1: John Jellicoe was born on December 5th 1859 and during the 19th century period in history when many empires across the globe collapsed, the Spanish, first and second French, Holy Roman, Mughal and Chinese but the British and Russian Empires, the United States and German Empire where on the rise.
John Jellicoe Fact 8: After a succession of further promotions by 1912 he was appointed Second Sea Lord.
John Jellicoe Fact 9: As World War I began Jellicoe would be appointed Commander-in-Chief of the newly named British Grand Fleet and would take part in the Battle of Jutland in May of 1916. This event would be hailed as the clash of the dreadnoughts in the history books.
John Jellicoe Fact 10: By 1916 he would be appointed First Sea Lord but by 1917 he summarily dismissed by Sir Eric Campbell Geddes.
John Jellicoe Fact 15: In 1920 he would become the Governor-General of New Zealand and while he was in New Zealand would also act as Grand Master of the New Zealandís Masonic Grand Lodge.
John Jellicoe Fact 16: When he once more returned to England he would be created Earl Jellicoe and Viscount Brocas of Southampton.
John Jellicoe Fact 17: John Rushworth Jellicoe died of pneumonia on November 20th 1935 aged seventy five at his home in Kensington, London. His body was laid to rest in St Paulís Cathedral.
List of Awards given to John Jellicoe: Egypt Medal *** China War Medal *** 1914 Star *** British War Medal *** World War I Victory Medal *** King George V Coronation Medal *** King George V Silver Jubilee Medal ***
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