John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe(1859-1935), Admiral
Sitter in 19 portraits
A career naval officer, Jellicoe supported Winston Churchill and the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir 'Jackie' Fisher, in their campaign to modernise the Navy and introduce the Dreadnought battleship. Jellicoe became Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet in 1914 and, after the decisive Battle of Jutland, First Sea Lord in 1916. He introduced the convoy system to defend commercial shipping against U-boat attack, greatly reducing losses. However, Lloyd George dismissed him in 1917. A post-war tour of the Empire by Jellicoe led to the creation of a naval base at Singapore, and the establishment of the Indian and New Zealand navies. He was Governor-General of New Zealand from 1920 to 1924.
by Speaight Ltd, by James Russell & Sons
hand-coloured bromide prints, published 1916
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 26 December 1906
Group including Leopold Slennett Amery; John Rushworth Jellicoe; Edward Henry Carson, 1st Baron Carson; Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby; Sir Frederick Barton Maurice and David Lloyd George
by James Russell & Sons
bromide print, May 1917
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