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BORN “His Serene Highness Prince Louis of Battenberg" at Frogmore House, Windsor, Berkshire, England

ATTENDED Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight

ATTENDED Royal Navy College, Dartmouth

APPOINTED Midshipman

PRINCELY TITLE RELINQUISHED AND STYLED “Lord Louis Mountbatten” (younger son of a Marquess)

PROMOTED TO the rank of Sub-Lieutenant

PROMOTED TO the rank of Lieutenant

APPOINTED Member of the Royal Victorian Order - MVO

MARRIED Miss Edwina Ashley, the daughter of Col. Rt Hon. Wilfrid Ashley, MP (later 1st Lord Mount Temple)

APPOINTED Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order - KCVO

PROMOTED TO the rank of Lieutenant-Commander

PROMOTED TO the rank of Commander

APPOINTED Personal Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VIII (1894(1936)1972) - ADC(P)

APPOINTED Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order - GCVO

APPOINTED Personal Aide-de-Camp to King George VI (1895(1936-1952) - ADC(P)

PROMOTED TO the rank of Captain

APPOINTED High Steward of Romsey

PROMOTED TO the rank of Commodore

AWARDED The Distinguished Service Order - DSO

APPOINTED Chief of Combined Operations (with the courtesy ranks of Acting Vice-Admiral, Lieutenant-General & Air Marshal)

APPOINTED Supreme Allied Commander, SE Asia (with coutesy rank of Acting Admiral)

APPOINTED Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath - CB

APPOINTED Knight of Justice of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem - KStJ

APPOINTED Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath - KCB

CREATED “Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, of Romsey, in the County of Southampton (UK Peerage)”

APPOINTED Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter - KG

REVERTS TO the rank of Rear-Admiral

APPOINTED Viceroy & Governor-General of India

CREATED “Earl Mountbatten of Burma & Baron Romsey, of Romsey, in the County of Southampton (UK Peerage)”

APPOINTED A member of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council - PC

APPOINTED Knight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India - GCSI

APPOINTED Knight Grand Cross of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire - GCIE

APPOINTED Governor-General of the Dominion of India


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