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William Acland
2nd Baronet
An early colour photo taken in 1903 by his sister
Born 18 December 1847(1847-12-18) (age 174)
Died 26 November 1924(1924-11-26) (aged 76)
Commands held Channel Squadron;
Admiral Superintendent of the Gibraltar Dockyard
Awards CVO
Spouse(s) Emily Anna Smith

Admiral Sir William Alison Dyke Acland, 2nd Baronet, CVO, JP, DL (18 December 1847 – 26 November 1924) was a Royal Navy admiral.[1][2]

Early life[edit | edit source]

William Acland was the eldest son of Sir Henry Acland, 1st Baronet and Sarah Cotton.

Career[edit | edit source]

Acland rose to the rank of Admiral in the Royal Navy. He was appointed second in command of the Channel Squadron from early June 1901,[3] and hoisted his flag on board HMS Magnificent 5 June 1901.[4]

He was a Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, and a Justice of the Peace for Oxfordshire and Devon. He lived at his official residence The Mount whilst he held the office of Admiral Superintendent of the Gibraltar Dockyard from 1902 to 1904.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

William Acland married Hon. Emily Anna Smith, daughter of the Rt. Hon. William Henry Smith and Emily Danvers, Viscountess Hambleden, on 7 July 1887, and had the following children:

Succession[edit | edit source]

Acland succeeded his father as 2nd Baronet Acland, of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford on the latter's death on 16 October 1900. On his death in 1924, he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. thePeerage.com.
  2. "ACLAND, Admiral Sir William Alison Dyke", Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2007.
  3. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". 15 May 1901. 
  4. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". 6 June 1901. 

External links[edit | edit source]

Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Acland
Baronet Acland
(of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford)

Succeeded by
William Acland

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