Theodore Hallett

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Sir Theodore Hallett
Born 10 January 1878
Priors Hardwick, Warwickshire
Died 16 December 1956 (1956-12-17) (aged 78)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1894 – 1933
1939 – 1945
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Blonde
HMS Chatham
HMS Southampton
HMS Repulse
Coast of Scotland
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Sir Theodore John Hallett KBE CB (10 January 1878 – 16 December 1956) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland.

Naval career[edit]

Hallett joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1894.[1] He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December 1899,[2] and on 15 February 1900 was lent to HMS Edgar for duty on voyage to Hong Kong, where he was appointed to serve in the HMS Phoenix, recommissioned for the China station.[3]

He served in World War I as Commanding Officer of the light cruisers HMS Bonde and HMS Chatham, in the latter serving as Flag Captain of the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron.[4]

He went on to be Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord in 1922, Captain of the Fleet for the Mediterranean Fleet in 1924[5] and Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland in 1929.[6] He was then appointed Aide-de-Camp to the King and retired in 1933.[5]

He was recalled in World War II to serve as a beachmaster for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, as a member of the expeditionary force to Narvik in Norway in 1942 and then as Director of Training for the Commandos.[5]


In 1908 he married Helen Blanche Dalkeyne;[1] they had two children.[5]


  1. ^ a b Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904-1945
  2. ^ "No. 27150". The London Gazette. 2 January 1900. p. 3. 
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36053). London. 31 January 1900. p. 8. 
  4. ^ Royal Navy Honours and Gallantry Awards
  5. ^ a b c d The Purvis Family Tree
  6. ^ Listing compiled by historian Colin Mackie

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Military offices
Preceded by
John Cameron
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
Succeeded by
William Leveson-Gower