John Hamilton Allison DSO, RN

Born  13 Jan 1902East Preston, Sussex
Died  24 Feb 1968(66)

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15 Jan 1922 A/S.Lt.
30 Jul 1922 S.Lt.
30 Jun 1924 Lt.
30 Jun 1932 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1937 Cdr.
30 Jun 1943 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jan 1953


7 Jun 1940 DSO
8 Sep 1942 Bar to DSO
19 Jun 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
21 Aug 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for John Hamilton Allison, RN

HMS Worcester (D 96)Cdr.Destroyer12 Mar 194022 Jun 1940
HMS Kelvin (F 37)Cdr.Destroyer23 Jun 194024 Apr 1942
HMS Zephyr (R 19)Capt.Destroyer15 Dec 194425 Jun 1945
HMS Myngs (R 06)Capt.Destroyer11 Jul 194522 Aug 1946

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Destroyer HMS Kelvin (F 37)

25 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) and HMS Jackal (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, DSC, RN) parted company with HMS Exeter (Capt. O.L. Gordon, MVO, RN) around 0830 hours.

The destroyers were ordered to patrol between the longtitude of Scilly Isles and The Lizard. They were to arrive at Plymouth at 0730/26.

The purpose of this patrol was to cover shipping from Falmouth to the Bristol Channel.

26 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) and HMS Jackal (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth on completion of last night's patrol.

Destroyer HMS Zephyr (R 19)

31 Dec 1944
On 31 Dec, 1944, the British destroyer HMS Zephyr (Lt.Cdr. J.F.D. Bush, DSC and 2 Bars, RN) was slightly damaged by an explosion west of the Pentland Firth. According to British reports this was very likely caused by a floating mine and not by a torpedo. U-1020 was long believed to have hit the destroyer. (1)


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