|Sir Peveril William-Powlett|
5 March 1898|
10 November 1985 (aged 87)|
|Years of service||1914–1954|
South Atlantic Station
World War I|
World War II
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
|Rugby union career|
William-Powlett attended Cordwalles School and joined the Royal Navy as a Midshipman in 1914 and served in World War I specialising in signals. A keen sportsman, he played rugby for England in 1922. He saw service with the New Zealand Division from 1931 to 1936 and then commanded the cadet training ship HMS Frobisher in 1939.
He served in World War II as Director of Manning at the Admiralty and then commanded the cruiser HMS Fiji which was sunk during the Battle of Crete in 1941. He was appointed Chief of Staff of Force H at Gibraltar in 1941 and then commanded HMS Newcastle from 1942. He became Captain of the Fleet in the Home Fleet in 1944.
After the War he commanded the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and then became Naval Secretary in 1948. He went on to be Flag Officer (Destroyers) in the Mediterranean Fleet in 1950 and Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic in 1952. He retired in 1954.
- Peveril William-Powlett profile at scrum.com
- "WILLIAM-POWLETT, Vice-Admiral Sir Peveril (Barton Reibey Wallop)". Who Was Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press. November 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012. (subscription required)
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- ESPN Scrum
- "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Unit Histories
| Naval Secretary
Sir Herbert Packer
| Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station
Sir Ian Campbell
Sir Robert Tredgold
| Governor of Southern Rhodesia
Sir Humphrey Gibbs