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Admiral Alfred Ernle Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield, GCB OM KCMG CVO PC DL

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Southsea, Hampshire, England UK
Death: November 15, 1967 (94)
Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, England UK (Aged 94;)
Immediate Family:

Son of Admiral Alfred John Chatfield and Louisa Chatfield
Husband of Lillian Emma Chatfield
Father of Ernle David Lewis Chatfield, 2nd Baron Chatfield and Hon. Mary Katharine Medina Duckworth
Brother of Amy Mabel Chatfield; Violet Alice Cholmley Whatton; Lilian Maud Bruce; Gwendolen Percy Elizabeth Chatfield; Kyrle Rudston Chatfield and 1 other

Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet; RN;
Managed by: Tommaso Valarani
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About Admiral Ernle Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield

Admiral Alfred Ernle Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield

  • Born on 27 September 1873 at Southsea, Hampshire, England.
  • Son of Admiral Alfred John Chatfield and Louisa Faulconer.
  • Baptised at Southsea, Hampshire, England.
  • Married Lillian Emma Matthews, daughter of Major George L. Matthews and Emma Florence Lewis, on 29 July 1909 at St. George's Church, St. George Street, Hanover Square, London, England.
  • Died on 15 November 1967 at age 94.
  • Educated between 1883 and 1886 at St. Andrew's School, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
  • Commissioned in 1886, in the service of the Royal Navy.
  • Educated between 1886 and 1888 H.M.S. Britannia.
  • Commander of the H.M.S. Excellent between 1906 and 1909.
  • Captain in 1909.
  • Captain of the H.M.S. Medina between 1911 and 1912.
  • Invested as a Commander, Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) in 1912.
  • Fought in the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914, as Flag Captain of H.M.S. Lion.
  • Fought in the Battle of Dogger Bank in 1915.
  • Invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1916.
  • Invested as a Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1916.
  • Decorated with the award of the Grand Cross, Order of the Phoenix of Greece.
  • Decorated with the award of the Order of Aviz of Portugal.1 He was Flag-Captain in H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth as Flag-Captain and Fleet Gunnery Officer to Commander-in-Chief Grand Fleet.
  • Invested as a Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.) in 1919.
  • Fourth Sea Lord of the Admiralty in 1919.
  • Rear-Admiral in 1920.
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff between 1920 and 1922.
  • British Naval Representative to the Washington Naval Conference between 1921 and 1922.
  • Invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1922.
  • Commanding officer of the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron between 1922 and 1924.
  • Third Sea Lord of the Admiralty between 1925 and 1928.
  • Vice-Admiral in 1926.
  • Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet between 1929 and 1930.
  • Admiral in 1930.
  • Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet between 1930 and 1932.
  • First Sea Lord of the Admiralty between 1933 and 1938.
  • Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) by Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1934.
  • Invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) in 1934.
  • Admiral of the Fleet in 1935.
  • Created 1st Baron Chatfield, of Ditchling, co. Sussex [U.K.] on 4 June 1937.
  • Decorated with the award of the Order of Merit (O.M.) in 1939.
  • Invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1939.
  • Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1939.
  • Minister of State for the Co-ordination of Defence between 1939 and 1940, with a seat in the War Cabinet.
  • Decorated with the award of the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Arts in 1947.
  • He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.
    

Children of Admiral Alfred Ernle Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield and Lillian Emma Matthews

  • Hon. Angela Chatfield d. 18 Aug 1943
  • Hon. Mary Katharine Medina Chatfield b. 1911, d. 14 Mar 2009
  • Ernle David Lewis Chatfield, 2nd Baron Chatfield b. 2 Jan 1917, d. 30 Sep 2007

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Admiral Ernle Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield's Timeline

1873
September 27, 1873
Southsea, Hampshire, England UK
1917
1917
1967
November 15, 1967
Age 94
Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, England UK
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