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John Jellicoe
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Born in Southampton, Hampshire
Born on 5th of December 1859
Died on 20th of November 1935

Born 1859. Died 1935 Royal Navy Admiral.

Joined the Royal Navy in 1872. Served in the Egyptian War in 1882, appointed to the Admiralty in 1888. Playing major role in modernising the Navy. Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet at the start of WWI, organised defences against German submarines. Made Admiral of the Fleet in 1919. Was Governor of New Zealand from 1929 to 1924. Created an earl in 1925.

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