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Information on the village of Yetholm, near Kelso in Scotland.
Born at Lochside Yetholm on 22nd January 1865, he joined the navy at the age of only 13 years. He was commissioned as Lieutenant in 1888, promoted to Commander in 1899 and Captain in 1903. At the start of the 1st World War he was promoted to Vice Admiral; Chief of the Admiralty War Staff in 1914 and Rear Admiral Commanding the First Battle Cruiser Squadron in 1918. He became Vice Admiral in 1919, Commanding the Reserve Fleet; Second Sea Lord from 1924 to 1927 and Admiral of the Fleet, and GCB in 1928. He went on the retired list, but was restored to the active list in 1940. At the end of World War 2, he went back into retirement, celebrated his 100th birthday in 1965. He passed away later that year, on 15th October, in London where he had made his home.
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