Bertram Thesiger

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Sir Bertram Thesiger
Born 14 January 1875
Died 12 May 1966 (1966-05-13) (aged 91)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1887–1944
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Inconstant
East Indies Station
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

Admiral Sir Bertram Sackville Thesiger KBE CB CMG (14 January 1875 – 12 May 1966) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station.

Naval career[edit]

Thesiger joined the Royal Navy in 1887.[1] He served in World War I as Commanding Officer of HMS Inconstant at the Battle of Jutland.[1] He became Admiral Superintendent Portsmouth Dockyard in 1925 and Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1927; he retired in 1932.[1]

He was recalled during World War II to be Convoy Commodore, with the rank of Commodore, 2nd class Royal Naval Reserve from 1940 to 1942 and then to be Flag Officer in charge at Falmouth from 1942 to 1944.[1]

He became Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire and lived in Bramshott in Hampshire.[2]


In 1921 he married Violet Brodrick Cloete (née Henley).[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Walter Ellerton
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir Eric Fullerton