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Thomas Jackson (Royal Navy officer)

Sir Thomas Jackson
Born 20 February 1868
Stoke Damerel, Devon, England
Died 7 July 1945
London, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Thunderer (1911)[1]
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Royal Victorian Order

Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Jackson KBE CB MVO (20 February 1868 – 7 July 1945) was a senior Royal Navy officer during World War I.

Naval career

Born the son of Admiral Sir Thomas Sturges Jackson,[2] Jackson joined the Royal Navy in 1881 and was promoted to commander in 1899 Captain in 1905.[3]

During the Russo-Japanese War, Jackson was a military observer stationed on the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Azuma, and was present at the Battle of Tsushima. After the war, he remained as a military attaché in Tokyo in 1906. [4]

In 1913 he became the Director of the Intelligence Division of the Admiralty War Staff and then served in World War I becoming Director of the Operations Division in January 1915.[5] He played a key role in the Battle of Jutland in May 1916, providing Admiral Jellicoe with incorrect information that the German High Seas Fleet appeared to have remained in harbour.[6] Promoted to Rear Admiral in June 1916,[3] he was made Flag Officer, Egypt & The Red Sea in July 1917.[5] He was promoted to Vice Admiral in March 1920.[3] He retired in 1925. [4]

Family

In 1907 he married Mona Anna Murray.[2]

References

  • Kowner, Rotem (2006). Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War. ISBN 0-8108-4927-5: The Scarecrow Press. 

External links

  • The Dreadnought Project: Thomas Jackson

Notes

  1. ^ The Dreadnought Project
  2. ^ a b The Peerage.com
  3. ^ a b c Navy List April 1922
  4. ^ a b Kowner, Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War, p. 169.
  5. ^ a b Royal Navy Flag Officers 1914-1918
  6. ^ Massie, Castles of Steel (2003), pp. 580-582
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