Vian. Philip Louis .

Captain DSO** (London Gazette 12 April 1940/3December 1940/14 October 1941 for Bismarck
Action ) Succeeded Sherbrooke [twice]) 18 January 1940 – 18 March 1940 and 5 May 1940 – 9 July 1940.
Born 1894. Died 1968. Buried in the Crypt of St Pauls Cathedral. London. The memorial plaque overlooks
the graves of Jellicoe and Beatty. Served as an Admiral of the Fleet. Daughters Polly Thellusson (and Susan
Keate – Deceased)

15 February 1916 Lt
15 February 1924 Lt Cdr
30 June 1929 Cdr
31 December 1934 Captain
8 July 1941 Rear Admiral
8 May 1945 Vice Admiral
26 September 1948 Admiral
1 June 1952 Admiral of the Fleet (Retired)

Decorations
12 April 1940 DSO
19 July 1940 Mentioned in Despatches
3 December 1940 Bar to DSO
14 October 1941 2nd Bar to DSO
31.03.1942 KBE
08.06.1944 CB
25.07.1944 KCB
01.12.1952 GCB