Provo Wallis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Provo Wallis

British Royal Navy officer and war hero

Date of Birth: 12-Apr-1791

Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date of Death: 13-Feb-1892

Profession: military personnel

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Provo Wallis

  • Admiral of the Fleet Sir Provo William Parry Wallis, (12 April 1791 – 13 February 1892) was a Royal Navy officer.
  • As a junior officer, following the capture of USS Chesapeake by the frigate HMS Shannon during the War of 1812, the wounding of HMS Shannon's captain and the death of her first lieutenant in the action, he served as the temporary captain of HMS Shannon for a period of exactly six days as she made her way back to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Chesapeake flying the Blue Ensign above the Stars and Stripes. As commanding officer of the fifth-rate HMS Madagascar, Wallis earned the thanks of the people of Veracruz in Mexico when he protected them from French bombardment during the Pastry War.
  • He went on to be Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar and then Commander-in-Chief on the South East Coast of America Station.
  • Wallis was promoted to senior flag officer positions and was still carried on the active list at 100 years old when he died.

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