William Wellclose Davis

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Admiral SIR William Wellclose Davis, G.C.B., D.S.O. (11 October, 1901 – 29 October, 1987) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Davis was promoted to the rank of Midshipman on 15 September, 1917.[1]

He was awarded the Ogilvy Medal for the year 1926, having taken first in qualifying examinations for Lieutenant (T).

Davis was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1935.[2]

World War II

Davis would serve as executive officer in Hood.

Davis was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1940.[3]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Peveril B. R. W. William-Powlett
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
1950 – 1952
Succeeded by
Richard G. Onslow
Preceded by
Sir Guy Grantham
Vice Chief of Naval Staff
Apr, 1954 – May, 1957
Succeeded by
Sir Caspar John


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 30.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 22.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 36.