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6 July 2004

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Five: Admiral Sir Allan F. Everett, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B., Royal Navy, who ended his career as C.-in-C. China Station in the mid-1920s

1914-15 Star
(Commre. I, C.B., R.N.), first initial erroneously given as ‘C.’; British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (R. Adml.); Coronation 1902; Coronation 1911, mounted as worn, contact wear, otherwise generally good very fine (5) £400-500

Sir Allan Frederic Everett, who was born in February 1868, the son of Colonel J. F. Everett of Greenhill, Warminster, was commissioned into the Royal Navy as a Sub. Lieutenant in May 1888.

Between 1914-15, Everett, who had been advanced to Captain in December 1905, served on the Staff of the C.-in-C., Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, as a Commodore (1st Class) in H.M.S.
Iron Duke, services that resulted in him being appointed a C.B. (civil). His subsequent wartime career comprised a stint as Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord, 1915-16; Naval A.D.C. to the King from January 1916 and Naval Secretary to the First Sea Lord of the Admiralty 1917-18. He was awarded the K.C.M.G. for valuable services in the Great War (London Gazette 1 January 1919).

Everett added a K.C.V.O. to his honours in 1920, following the Prince of Wales’s visit to Australia and New Zealand, where he was then serving as First Naval member of the Naval Board of the Commonwelath of Australia. Advanced to Vice-Admiral in 1922, his final appointment between 1924-25 was as C.-in-C. China Station.

In addition to his British honours and awards, Everett was awarded the 2nd class of the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun (
London Gazette 21 November 1917); the Commander’s grade of the Italian Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus (London Gazette 6 June 1918); the French Legion of Honour (London Gazette 28 August 1918) and the Grand Officer’s insignia of the Roumanian Order of the Crown; he was also entitled to the Russian Order of St. Stanislaus.

Everett died in January 1938, having attained the rank of full Admiral on the Retired List back in November 1926.