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Royal Navy Midshipman Dirk, Edward VII

Royal Navy Midshipman Dirk, Edward VII

Status: Sold
A Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk, Edward VII, in excellent condition. This item comes with provenance, and has the officer's name engraved on the guard.

Captain Donald Irvine McGillewie, veteran of both World War I and II, was appointed captain of seven submarines and two armed ships.
Captain Donald Irvine McGillewie, R.N. (9 April, 1886 – 29 December, 1948) was born in Dunkeld, Scotland, the son of R. McGillewie, Esq., bank agent.
McGillewie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1906, Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1914, and to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1918.
Naval Appointments
Captain of H.M.S. A 6
16 Jan, 1911 – 21 Nov, 1911
Captain of H.M.S. C 29
21 Nov, 1911 – 4 Mar, 1913
Captain of H.M.S. C 36
4 Mar, 1913 – Mar, 1915
Captain of H.M.S. F 1
21 Apr, 1915 – 30 Jan, 1916
Captain of H.M.S. G 3
30 Jan, 1916 – 16 Jan, 1917
Captain of H.M.S. J 4
16 Jun, 1917 – 15 Aug, 1918
Captain of H.M.S. K 10
15 Aug, 1918 – Oct, 1919
Captain of H.M.S Maid Marion (FY 017)
4 Sep 1939 – 2 Jan 1940
Captain of H.M.S. Antenor (F 21)
10 Jan 1940 – late 1941
Midshipman's dirks with provenance do not come around very often, and especially not in this condition and quality. An item that was the property of a career submarine captain, and a veteran of both world wars.
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