Jellico Street, Mowbray

May 23, 2018 | MowbrayStreet & Suburb History

Sir John Jellico

Jellico Street was named after Sir John Jellico who was Commander of the Grand Fleet when war broke out.

He was blamed for timidity at the battle of Jutland where he feared torpedo attacks.

He was subsequently replaced by being promoted to First Sea Lord. He opposed the creation of convoys but recognised the dangers of submarine attacks.

He later became Governor General of New Zealand.

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