Walter Herman Gordon Fallowfield, RN

Born  27 Apr 1888
Died  6 Dec 1954(66)


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Ranks

15 Jul 1904 Mid.
15 Sep 1907 A/S.Lt.
15 Nov 1907 S.Lt.
30 Jun 1910 Lt.
30 Jun 1918 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1924 Cdr.
31 Dec 1931 Capt.
 Capt. (retired)

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Walter Herman Gordon Fallowfield, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Cumberland (57)Capt.Heavy cruiser15 Feb 193929 Feb 1940
HMS Malaya (01)Capt. (retired)Battleship5 Dec 194426 Feb 1945
HMS Kent (54)Capt. (retired)Heavy cruiser27 Feb 194514 Oct 1945

Career information

Retired 1941/1942 ?

Events related to this officer

Heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland (57)


5 Dec 1939 (position -39.25, -57.15)
The German passenger ship Ussukuma (7834 GRT) is intercepted in the South Atlantic off Bahia Blanca, Argentina in position 39°25'S, 57°15'W by the British heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland (Capt W.H.G. Fallowfield, RN) and the British light cruiser HMS Ajax (Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, RN). However, before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.


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