Walter Roger Marshall-A'Deane DSO, DSC, RN
|Born||14 May 1902|
|Died||22 May 1941||(39)||HMS Kandahar|
Warship Commands listed for Walter Roger Marshall-A'Deane, RN
|HMS Greyhound (H 05)||Cdr.||Destroyer||5 Jul 1939||22 May 1941 (+)|
Career informationDied while jumping overboard from HMS Kandahar to rescue a men in the water that was in difficulies. Not seen again. Posthumously awarded the Albert Medal. He had survived the sinking of his own ship earlier that day.
Events related to this officer
Destroyer HMS Greyhound (H 05)
14 Jan 1940
The German merchant Phaedra (619 GRT) is captured in the North Sea by the British destroyer HMS Greyhound (Cdr. W.R. Marshall-A'Deane, RN).
29 May 1940
Around 1700hours, two German bombers attacked the Polish destroyer Blyskawica, but missed. At night, she received a signal from the badly damaged British destroyer HMS Greyhound (loaded with some 1000 soldiers). The Polish destroyer managed to tow Greyhound to Dover. (1)
19 Jan 1941
The Italian submarine Neghelli (620 tons) was sunk with depth charges off Phalconera in the Aegean Sea by the British destroyer HMS Greyhound (Cdr. W.R. Marshall-A'Deane, DSC, RN), after the submarine had attacked a Piraeus convoy and torpedoed and damaged the British transport Clan Cumming (7264 GRT) in position 37°15'N, 24°04'E.
6 Mar 1941 (position 35.15, 26.43)
While attempting to attack the British convoy GA-8 east off Crete, the Italian submarine Anfitrite (591 tons) was sunk by HMS Greyhound in position 35°15'N, 26°43'E.
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