Commander Mark Fogg-Elliot, DSO RN

Commander Mark Fogg-Elliot, DSO RN

Male 1898 - 1950  (51 years)

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  • Name Mark Fogg-Elliot 
    Prefix Commander 
    Suffix DSO RN 
    Born 30 Sep 1898 
    Gender Male 
    Address 1938  Maidstone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    'Elliot Comdr. Mark Fogg R.N. North Downs, Church la. (T N 6304) Bearsted, Maidstone'
    [from Kelly's Directory 1938] 
    War Service WW2 1 Sep 1939  China station Find all individuals with events at this location 
    28 Mar 1939 - 30 Jul 1940: Commander of the destroyer HMS Delight.
    'HMS Duchess (Lt.Cdr. R.C.M. White, RN) was on China station at the outbreak of the war. Ordered by the Admiralty to return to UK forthwith with her Flotilla, proceeded via Singapore, Colombo, Aden, Suez and Malta. At Malta, HMS Duchess, HMS Dainty (Cdr. F.M. Walton, RN) and HMS Delight (Cdr. M. Fogg-Elliot, RN) were detached to escort the battleship HMS Barham (Capt. H.T.C. Walker, RN) to the Clyde, leading directly to her loss.' (from www.uboat.net)  
    Ware Service WW2 29 Jul 1940  Portland harbour Find all individuals with events at this location 
    HMS Delight (Cdr. Mark Fogg-Elliott, RN) was damaged by German aircraft off Portland on 29 July 1940, she finally sank in Portland harbour early the next morning. HMS Delight lies at a depth of approximately 55m, broken in half and upside down. Shell cases used to litter the seabed around her, but most have now been recovered. It is possible to get inside the forward section.'(from www.uboat.net)  
    Career 1911 - 1947 
    Mark Fogg-Elliot was born in Westminster, London in 1898. His father was Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot (1870-1955), who was born in Durham City and worked as a private secretary to Lord Barnard at Raby. His mother was the Vicar of Whitworth's daughter, Cicely Fogg-Elliot nee Wilkinson (1878-1932). His parents married in 1897 and Mark was the eldest of four sons. At the time of the 1901 census he was with his mother visiting his maternal grandmother at Whitworth Vicarage. In 1911 he was living at Raby, Staindrop with his family. He was recorded as usually resident at Raby but away on active naval service on the 1918 Absent Voter's List.

    Mark joined the Royal Navy as a cadet on 15 September 1911, at the age of 12. He remained in the Royal Navy for 26 years, serving throughout both World Wars. His naval career showed steady progression from midshipman to commander and acting captain of HMS Delight. He was made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order on 11 July 1940 (London Gazette, page 4257). He retired from the Navy on 11 September 1947. He returned to the north-east and died in Newcastle in 1950.
    (from https://www.durhamatwar.org.uk/story/2170/ )

    Royal Navy
    Cadet, 15 September 1911
    Midshipman, 2 August 1914
    Sub-lieutenant, 15 March, 1917
    Lieutenant, 15 October 1919
    Lieutenant commander, 15 October 1927
    Commander, 30 January 1934
    Retired. 11 September 1937
    Retired: 11 Sep 1947 
    Awards 1914-15 Star
    Victory Medal
    British War Medal
    1939-45 Star
    War Medal (1939-45)
    Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
    (from https://www.durhamatwar.org.uk/story/2170/ )

    1935: Awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.

    (For Coronation and Jubilee medals, the practice up until 1977 was that United Kingdom authorities decided on a total number to be produced, then allocated a proportion to each of the Commonwealth countries and Crown dependencies and possessions. The award of the medals was then at the discretion of the local government authority, who were free to decide who got a medal and why. In general, this medal was awarded to the Royal Family, officers of state, officials and servants of the royal household, ministers, government officials, mayors, public servants, local government officials, members of the navy, army, air force and police in Britain, her colonies and Dominions.) 
    Died Jun 1950  Newcastle district Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9  Mark Fogg-Elliot
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2023 

    Father Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot,   b. 28 Jun 1870,   d. 30 Aug 1955, The Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Cicely Wilkinson,   b. Oct-Dec 1877, Tudhoe, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1932  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1897 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

    Family Barbara Mollie Stiles-Webb,   b. 5 Oct 1908, Cheltenham district Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul-Aug 1994, Cirencester district Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Jan-Mar 1931  St George, Hanover Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Barbara Anne Fogg-Elliot,   b. 1932 or 1933
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

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