Walter Ellerton

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Walter Ellerton
Born 5 August 1870
Died 27 November 1948 (1948-11-28) (aged 78)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Cornwall
East Indies Station
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Walter Maurice Ellerton CB (5 August 1870 – 27 November 1948) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station.

Naval career[edit]

Ellerton joined the Royal Navy in 1884.[1] He served in World War I and, as Captain of HMS Cornwall, took part in the Battle of the Falkland Islands in December 1914.[2] He was commended for his service in Gallipoli in 1915.[3]

Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1921,[1] he was appointed Director of Training and Staff Duties at the Admiralty that year,[4] Senior Naval Officer in Gibraltar in 1923[5] and Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1925.[6] He retired in 1929.[7]


In 1909 he married Gwendolen Mary Kennard.[8]


  1. ^ a b Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904-1945
  2. ^ World War I Naval Battles
  3. ^ London Gazette
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1922
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1924
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1926
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1930
  8. ^ The

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Herbert Richmond
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir Bertram Thesiger