Walter Napier Thomason Beckett DSC, RN
|Born ||25 Mar 1893||Bilasput, India|
|Died ||10 Mar 1941||(47)||Saltash Hospital, Plymouth, England|
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|15 Sep 1910|| ||Mid.|
|15 Jan 1913|| ||A/S.Lt.|
|15 Jan 1914|| ||S.Lt.|
|15 Nov 1915|| ||Lt.|
|15 Nov 1923|| ||Lt.Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1929|| ||Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1936|| ||Capt.|
|12 May 1917|| ||DSC|
|22 Apr 1925|| ||MVO|
Warship Commands listed for Walter Napier Thomason Beckett, RN
|HMS Exeter (68)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||30 Nov 1940||10 Mar 1941 (+)|
see also Capt. Walter Napier Thomason Beckett
, MVO, DSC, RN (note; offsite link)
Events related to this officer
10 Mar 1941
While the ship was completing her refit at Plymouth, the Commanding Officer of HMS Exeter, Capt. W.N.T. Beckett, MVO, DSC, RN (offsite link), died from complications resulting from surgery.
HMS Exeter was recommissioned this very same day at Plymouth by the Executive Officer. Her new Commanding Officer arrived the next day to take command.
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