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Arnhem, September 1944
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Hacart,
Frantz Yves
F.Y. Hacart

22.09.1911
St Quen
-
18.09.1944
(KIA)
[repatriated to Chateau de Frecquiennes Pavilly France on 28.09.1948]
Lt. ?
1942     Free French Forces (Forces françaises de l'Extérieur)
(09.1944)     Liaison Officer from French Army, 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem; initially for Operation Linnet)
Hackett,
[Sir] John Winthrop
"Shan"
J.W. Hackett J.W. Hackett
J.W. Hackett J.W. Hackett
J.W. Hackett J.W. Hackett
J.W. Hackett J.W. Hackett
J.W. Hackett J.W. Hackett

Son of Hon. Sir John Winthrop Hackett, KCMG, LLD, Perth, WA, and Deborah, daughter of Frederick Slade Drake- Brockman, Perth.
Married (21.03.1942, Jerusalem) Margaret, daughter of Joseph Frena, Graz, Austria, and widow of Friedrich Grossman; (one daughter deceased), and two adopted step daughters.

3 interviews at IWM
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 "Hackett"
 under "Maker/Producer Information")

05.11.1910
Perth, Western Australia
-
09.09.1997
Coberley Mill, Gloucestershire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.09.1933, seniority 29.01.1931 [52752]
Lt.
29.01.1934
Capt.
29.01.1939
A/Maj.
01.01.1941-31.03.1941
T/Maj.
01.04.1941-16.12.1942
WS/Maj.
17.12.1942
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
17.09.1942-16.12.1942
T/Lt.Col.
17.12.1942-30.06.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
01.07.1943
A/Col.
01.01.1943-30.06.1943
T/Col.
01.07.1943-18.06.1945, 18.03.1946-21.11.1947, 16.01.1948-04.11.1951
Col.
05.11.1951
A/Brig.
(01.01.1943-30.06.1943
T/Brig.
01.07.1943-18.06.1945, 01.01.1947-05.09.1947, 22.11.1947-15.01.1948, 01.03.1952-23.03.1956
Brig.
24.09.1956
T/Maj.Gen.
24.03.1956-30.03.1957
Maj.Gen.
31.03.1957
Lt.Gen.
18.07.1961, seniority 11.04.1961
Gen. (local)
14.04.1966-17.10.1966
Gen.
18.10.1966 (retd 01.10.1968)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
10.06.1967
HM's birthday 67
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
02.06.1962
HM's birthday 62
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1958
New Year 58
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.06.1953
HM's coronation 53
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
1938
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.08.1942
Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.05.1945
NW Europe (Arnhem 09.44)
MC
21.10.1941
Middle East (Syria, Iraq & Iran)
Mention in Despatches MID
23.07.1937
Palestine
Mention in Despatches MID
1937/41?
Transjordan Frontier Force
Mention in Despatches MID
1937/41?
Transjordan Frontier Force
Mention in Despatches MID
24.08.1944
Italy 09-11.43
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
Palestine 46-47
Palestine 1936-1939 Medal & Clasp.
DL; BLitt, MA Oxon; FRSL (1982)
Education: Geelong Grammar School, Australia; New College, Oxford (Hon. Fellow 1972); psc; idc (1951).



Oxford University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
02.09.1933


commissioned 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars



Palestine, 1936 (despatches)
27.09.1937
-
15.07.1941
seconded to Transjordan Frontier Force
local Capt. to 28.01.1939
local Maj. 16.05.1940-31.12.1940
16.07.1941
-
28.09.1941
seconded to Commission of Control, Syria and Lebanon (Syria; wounded)
07.11.1941
-
26.03.1942
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations), 9th Army (Western Desert; wounded)
17.09.1942
-
31.12.1942
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1) (O), Raiding Forces GHQ, Middle East Forces
01.01.1943
-
17.09.1944
Commander, 4th Parachute Brigade (Italy, Arnhem [wounded])
13.01.1946
-
17.03.1946
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), ... Division
18.03.1946
-
31.12.1946
Colonel General Staff, Int. Org. ACA
01.01.1947
-
03.08.1947
Brigadier General Staff (BGS) (1), Austria
06.09.1947
-
21.11.1947
Commander, Transjordan Frontier Force
22.11.1947
-
15.01.1948
Comd (Brig.), HQ Middle East
16.01.1948
-
19.07.1948
Comd (Col.)
01.08.1949
-
13.11.1950
Senior Army Instructor, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
01.03.1952
-
26.01.1954
Deputy Quartermaster General (DQMG), British Army of the Rhine
29.01.1954
-
23.03.1956
Commander, 20th Armoured Brigade
24.03.1956
-
03.02.1958
General Officer Commanding, 7th Armoured Division
10.02.1958
-
09.02.1961
Commandant, Royal Military College of Science
18.07.1961
-
31.12.1962
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Ireland Command
04.02.1963
-
31.03.1964
Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff, War Office
01.04.1964
-
03.02.1966
Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence
14.04.1966
-
10.07.1968
Commander-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine, and Commander Northern Army Group in NATO
ADC (Gen.), 1967-1968. Colonel Commandant, REME, 04.02.1961-03.02.1966; Hon. Colonel: 10th (Volunteer) Battalion The Parachute Regiment, TA, 1965-1967; 10th Volunteer Bn, The Parachute Regt, 1967-1973; Oxford University Officers Training Corps, 1967-21.07.1978; Col, Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, 1969-1975. Mem., Lord Chancellor's Cttee on Reform of Law of Contempt, 1971-1974; Mem., Disciplinary Tribunal, Inns of Court and Bar, 1972-1983. Vis. Prof. in Classics, KCL, 1977. Lectures: Lees Knowles, Cambridge, 1961; Basil Henriques Meml, 1970; Harmon Meml, USAF  Acad., 1970; Jubilee, Imperial Coll., 1979. President: UK Classical Assoc., 1971; English Assoc., 1973. Hon. Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Dyers, 1975; Freeman of City of London, 1976. DL Glos 1982. Hon. LLD: Queen's Univ. Belfast; Perth, WA, 1963; Exeter, 1977; Buckingham, 1987. FKC, 1968; Hon. Fellow St George's Coll., University of Western Australia, 1965. Chesney Gold Medal, RUSI, 1985.
Published: I was a stranger (1977); (jointly) The Third World War (1978); (jointly) The untold story (1982); The profession of arms (1983); (ed.) Warfare in the Ancient World (1989); articles and reviews.
Literature: Roy Fullick, Shan Hackett : the biography of Sir John Hackett GCB, DSO, MC (2003).
Haddon,
Thomas
"Tommy"
T. Haddon T. Haddon
T. Haddon T. Haddon
T. Haddon T. Haddon
T. Haddon T. Haddon
Son of Major J.T. Haddon of the Cameronians.
Married (1939) Clodagh, the youngest daughter of Lt.Col. Bertrand Russell (youngest son of Lord Chief Justice Russell of Killowen); three sons.


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 "Haddon"
 under "Maker/Producer Information")

19.02.1913
Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey / Sussex
-
12.04.1993
Surrey South Western district, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.02.1933 [58141]
Lt.
02.02.1936
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt.
03.12.1939-01.02.1941
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
01.01.1942-31.03.1942
T/Maj.
01.04.1942-16.10.1943
WS/Maj.
17.10.1943
Maj.
01.07.1946
Lt.Col. (Brev.)
01.07.1951
A/Lt.Col.
17.07.1943-16.10.1943
T/Lt.Col.
17.10.1943-01.02.1948, 24.08.1949-25.06.1951, 12.07.1951-09.12.1955
Lt.Col.
10.12.1955
Col.
25.09.1958, seniority 14.01.1957 [supernumerary 25.09.1964]
local Brig.
13.09.1958-24.09.1958
T/Brig.
23.09.1958-13.01.1961
Brig.
14.01.1961 (retd 20.02.1968)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
10.06.1961
HM's birthday 61; Singapore
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
07.06.1951
HM's birthday 57
NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal & Clasp
Education: Hamilton Academy; Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; idc, psc
02.02.1933


commissioned, The Border Regiment
1933
-
1935
1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Northern Ireland)
1935
-
1939
2nd Battalion The Border Regiment (India)
09.1939
-
02.1940
Officer Commanding, B Company, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (UK, France)
07.02.1940
-
26.05.1941
Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (France [Dunkirk], UK)
1941
-
1941
attended Staff College, Camberley
17.11.1941
-
30.11.1941
specially employed
01.12.1941
-
31.12.1941
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Cabinet Office (Assistant Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee)
01.01.1942
-
26.01.1943
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Cabinet Office (Assistant Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee)
27.01.1943
-
07.1943
Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Sicily)
07.1943
-
09.1944
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [POW at Hadamar])
04.06.1945
-
13.01.1948
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Chief of Staff Committee, War Office
1948
-
1949
Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Palestine, East Africa)
24.08.1949
-
25.04.1951
GSO1, HQ Hong Kong
12.07.1951
04.09.1952
02.02.1953
-
-
-
03.09.1952
01.02.1953
29.06.1955
GSO1, War Office (Army Council Secretariat)
12.1955
-
1958
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (British Army of the Rhine)
29.09.1958
-
27.04.1961
Commandant, Singapore Military Forces [01.01.1959-03.09.1961 specially employed, Singapore Military Forces]
11.01.1963
-
02.07.1965
Chief of Staff, HQ Land Forces Hong Kong
ADC to the Queen, 26.03.1964-20.02.1968. President of the Border Regiment Association, 1966. Vice-President Border Affairs in the King's Own Royal Border Regimental Association, 1975. Vice President of the Regular Commissions Board in Wiltshire, 1966-1968.
Haeffner,
Bruno Henry
B.H. Haeffner
?
-

[possibly:
18.03.1915
-
12.1994 Pontypool, Monmouthshire]
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
20.01.1940 [117210]
WS/Lt.
20.07.1941
Capt.
? (reld ?)
Hon. Maj.
?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
12.01.1951
-



served in the ranks
20.01.1940


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
19.08.1942


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Section Commander, A Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Haig,
Oliver Peter
O.P. Haig O.P. Haig
O.P. Haig

Son of Lt.Col. Oliver Haig (1875-1959), and Esmé Armstrong Crabbe (?-1955).
His sister Betty Haig married Cdr. Denis Vaughan Sprague, RN.
Married (10.05.1930, St George Hanover Square district, Middlesex) Rosamond Mary Ponsonby (1906 - 14.04.1985), eldest daughter of Sir George Arthur Ponsoby, KCVO, of Birdham, Chichester; one son, one daughter.
Residence: Ramornie, Fife.
06.10.1908
St Marylebone, London
-
13.05.1987
Scanisport, Inverness district, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.06.1939 [93769]
WS/Lt. 30.11.1940
T/Capt. 30.11.1940
WS/Capt. 10.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 10.06.1943
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Lt. 14.07.1952, seniority 14.12.1947
Capt. 14.07.1952, seniority 18.02.1952
Maj. ? (reld 14.07.1960)
Hon. Maj. 14.07.1960
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal Hkn 19.03.1948 Norway 45
Territorial/Efficiency Decoration TD 22.09.1950 -
      late Cadet, Clifton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
30.06.1939     commissioned into The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry - Territorial Army (4th Battalion)
24.08.1939     mobilized
      served in France & Belgium
14.01.1941     transferred to the Reconnaissance Corps - Territorial Army
      served with 1st Airborne Division (North Africa, Italy, Holland & Norway)
(09.1944) - (1945) Assistant Provost Marshal, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [evacuated]; Norway)
16.06.1945     transferred to The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry - Territorial Army
? - 14.07.1952 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
14.07.1952 - 14.07.1960 short service commission, 1st Royal Green Jackets
Hall,
Kenneth Arthur
K.A. Hall
?
-
Cadet
? [1929154]
2nd Lt.
26.12.1943 [303535]
WS/Lt.
26.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
26.12.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1944
-
(09.1944)
Troop Officer, 3 Troop, 4th Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem [evacuated])
Halliday,
Keith Creighton
K.C. Halliday
Mother's maiden name Caldwell ??

(09?).1917 ??
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside ??
-
23.09.1944
(KIA)
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 2.B.8]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.04.1942 [243505]
WS/Lt.
19.10.1942
19.04.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Troop Leader, B Troop, 1st Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [killed in action])
Halls,
Jack Reginald
J.R. Halls
Married Patricia Diana Lawrence; one son, one daughter.

[Perhaps the same as:
John Reginald Halls
born 28.05.1906 Thetford district, Norfolk / Suffolk
died 10.1985 Downham district, Cambridgeshire / Norfolk]
?
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.

26.10.1940 [155128]

WS/Lt.
25.04.1941
T/Capt.
25.04.1941
WS/Capt.
14.03.1944
T/Maj.
14.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
26.10.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer-in-Charge Transport, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
Halsall,
Bernard Holt
B.H. Halsall B.H. Halsall
B.H. Halsall B.H. Halsall
B.H. Halsall B.H. Halsall
From Southport.

18.03.1921
Southport, Ormskirk district, Lancashire
-
04.03.2011
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.06.1940 [134176]
WS/Lt.
22.12.1941
T/Capt.
31.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
MC
21.10.1943
Sicily 07.43
22.06.1940


commissioned, The King's Regiment [emergency commission]
24.08.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 7 Flight (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Halstead,
Richard Angus
R.A. Halstead
Son of ... Halstead, and ... Wills.
From Durham.
23.02.1917
Wigton district, Cumberland
-
(06?).1977
East Elloe district, Lincolnshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
06.09.1941 [203705]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
MC
20.04.1944
Italy
06.09.1941


commissioned, The Suffolk Regiment  [emergency commission]
09.03.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 3 Platoon (R Company), 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Hanmer,
Nicholas Brian
"Nick"
N.B. Hanmer
Son of ... Hanmer, and ... Dodd.
17.07.1921
Uckfield district, Sussex
-
09.2003
Ipswich district, Suffolk
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.03.1941 [176197]
WS/Lt.
01.09.1942
T/Capt.
03.09.1945
Capt.
10.07.1948 (reld 06.12.1949)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
31.12.1960
New Year 61: Somaliland
01.03.1941


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]
26.03.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1943)


Platoon Commander, B Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy)
(09.1944)


Adjutant, 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Senior Administrative Officer in the former Somaliland Protectorate (1960).
Hannah,
Alexander
"Chad"
A. Hannah A. Hannah
?
-

Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
23.08.1941 [203025]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (retd 28.08.1945; disability)
Hon. Lt.
28.08.1945
23.08.1941


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 1 Platoon, Anti-Tank Group (Support Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
Happer,
William Richard Armour
W.R.A. Happer
05.06.1914
-
06.1994
Teignbridge, Devon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.09.1941 [210484]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt. TA
08.02.1949, seniority 01.10.1942 (reld 22.08.1951)
Hon. Lt.
22.08.1951
20.09.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
11.05.1944


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, F Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
08.02.1949
-
22.08.1951
The Parachute Regiment - Territorial Army
Hardie,
Norman George
N.G. Hardie N.G. Hardie
Married ((12?).1939, Brentford district, Middlesex) Vera L .Webster.

?
-
20.09.1944

(KIA)
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 3.B.19]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.09.1940 [149735]
WS/Lt.
21.03.1942
T/Capt.
12.02.1943
21.09.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
27.07.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 1 Flight (A Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Harding,
Leslie Owen
"Les"
L.O. Harding
Son of ... Harding, and ... Knowles.
21.12.1913
Lewisham district, Greater London
-
11.1984
Crawley district, West Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.08.1942 [242557]
WS/Lt.
15.02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
15.08.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, G Troop, 2nd Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery RA [supporting 10th Parachute Battalion] (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944
-
04.1945?
POW in German captivity (at Oflag IX A/H at Spangenberg)

Hardman,
Lawrence Kent
"Laurie"
L.K. Hardman L.K. Hardman

13.02.1913
-
02.1988
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
Cadet Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
08.03.1930 [45029]
Lt.
08.03.1933
Capt.
12.03.1935
T/Maj.
15.05.1941
WS/Maj.
24.08.1945
T/Lt.Col.
24.08.1945
Hon. Lt.Col.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe (Arnhem)
Territorial/Efficiency Decoration TD
14.06.1945
-



late Cadet Corporal, Leys School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

08.03.1930


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
08.03.1930
-
(08.1939)
225th Field Battery, 57th (Home Counties) Field Regiment (Brighton)
24.08.1939


mobilized
(04.1941)


Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, South Eastern Command
(09.1944)


Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
?
-
22.04.1961
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Hardman-Mountford,
John Ernest
till 01.07.1940: J.E. Mountford
J.E. Hardman-Mountford J.E. Hardman-Mountford (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Mountford.)
Son of Ernest and Louisa Mountford.
Married (21.03.1940) Peggy Maureen Hardman (31.03.1916 - 23.05.2001); one son, one daughter (twins).
26.11.1917
Chelmsford, Essex
-
22.12.1971
in a road traffic accident
2nd Lt.
08.12.1937 [73655]
WS/Lt.
08.12.1940
Lt.
09.11.1946, seniority 03.03.1941 [permanent commission]
A/Capt.
05.06.1941-04.09.1941
T/Capt.
05.09.1941-26.02.1944
Capt.
08.12.1945
Capt.
09.11.1946, seniority 01.07.1946 [permanent commission]
A/Maj.
22.09.1947-31.10.1947
T/Maj.
01.11.1947-29.04.1948, 08.05.1952-31.08.1952
Maj.
01.09.1952 (retd 04.04.1968)
Lt. TAVR
09.01.1969, seniority 15.09.1941
Lt.Col. TAVR
?
Mention in Despatches MID
29.01.1957
Cyprus 07-12.56
Territorial/Efficiency Decoration TD
21.04.1950
-
Education: King Edward's School, Birmingham; London University (LLB); psc
08.12.1937
-
(01.1939)
commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment - Territorial Army (5th Battalion)
24.08.1939


mobilized to 08.11.1946
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 21 Platoon (D Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
09.11.1946


permanent commission
1946
-
1948
Adjutant, Junior Leaders Depot, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire
1950


Staff College, Camberley
1951
-
1953
War Office
1954
-
1956
Company commander (Canal Zone (Egypt) and Cyprus)
1957
-
1959
Brigade Major, Western Command, Cardiff
01.04.1959
-
30.06.1960
specially employed East Africa Land Forces
1960
-
1962
seconded to King's African Rifles:



Second-in-Command, 6th King's African Rifles (Mauritius)




Commander, B Company, 2/6th King's African Rifles (Dar es Salaam)



Second-in-Command, 5th King's African Rifles (Nakuru, Kenya)
1963
-
1965
PS(1), HQ British Army of the Rhine (Rheindahlen, Germany)
1965
-
1968
seconded to Army Legal Service
09.01.1969
-
?
County Commandant for Merioneth & Montgomery, Army Cadet Force, Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
Called to the bar while serving in East Africa. Practised as a barrister on Oxford circuit, 1968-1971.
Hardy,
Joseph Stephenson Davidson
"Joe"
J.S.D. Hardy J.S.D. Hardy
J.S.D. Hardy
Second son of nine children of Thomas Hardy (1873-1943), and Mary Lizzie Davidson (1883-1949).
Married Eva Katherine Butt; one daughter, two sons.

12.10.1917
Annan, Dumfriesshire
-
01.01.2005
Melbourne, Australia
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 24.12.1942 [258048]
WS/Lt. 24.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 26.12.1944
MC 09.11.1944 Arnhem 09.44
11.1933     enlisted & joined the 1st Battalion The Border Regiment, qualifying as a signaller and joining the Signal Platoon
      served in the ranks (Ireland, Palestine, UK, France [Dunkirk])
24.12.1942     commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
02.1943 - mid-1945 Officer Commanding, Signals Platoon (HQ Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (UK, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, UK, Arnhem [evacuated], Norway)
Served in the Durham County Fire Brigade. Emigrated to Australia, 1956.
Harkess,
Colin Reid
C.R. Harkess C.R. Harkess
C.R. Harkess
02.08.1912
-
08.08.2008
Bryanston, South Africa
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
13.12.1941 [220532]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
26.03.1943
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
13.12.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Brigade RASC Officer, 4th Parachute Brigade (Arnhem [escaped])
Harlow,
the Reverend Albert William Harrison
"Bill"
A.W.H. Harlow A.W.H. Harlow
A.W.H. Harlow
Son (with one brother and one sister) of George Henry Harlow (1865-1944), and Annie Marriot (1869-1944).
From Chippenham.
Married (18.12.1918, St Mary, Yate, Chipping, Sodbury, Gloucestershire) Elsie Louise Minett (1896 - 1970); one daughter, two sons..
03.06.1892
Farnham district, Hampshire
-
28.07.1966
Adelaide, South Australia
Capt. = Chaplain to the Forces 4th cl.
23.07.1940 [131946]
A/Maj. = A/Chaplain to the Forces 3rd cl.
?
T/Maj. = T/Chaplain to the Forces 3rd cl.
08.06.1943 (reld 30.09.1946) (reinstated, then reld again 03.06.1952)
Hon. Lt.Col. = Hon. Chaplain to the Forces 2nd cl.
03.06.1952
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.11.1945
NW Europe (Arnhem 09.44)
Mention in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
Middle East 42
23.07.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department [emergency commission] - Church of England
(09.1944)


Senior Chaplain to the Forces, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [POW till 05.1945])
1945
-
1946
served Suez Canal
Vicar of Middlewich (1937-1940 & 1946-1947), Calstock/Surrogate (1947-1950), St. Andrews, Gothenburg (1950-1955), Easebourne, Essex (1955-1962). Lived in Southern Australia thereafter.
Harris,
George Samuel
G.S. Harris (1971) (Photo courtesy of Mr Jonathan Harris) G.S. Harris (1986)
Son of ... Harris, and ... Dolan.
Married ((09?).1947, Birkenhead district, Cheshire) Anne Griffin (25.09.1924 - 23.12.1996); ... children (three sons?).
24.06.1923
Newport district, Monmouthshire
-
29.10.1999
Medway district, Kent
[Fort Pitt Cemetery, Rochester, Kent]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 09.05.1943 [273822]
WS/Lt. 09.11.1943
Lt. 01.02.1947, seniority 24.12.1945
A/Capt. 08.06.1946-07.09.1946
T/Capt. 08.09.1946-23.06.1950
Capt. 24.06.1950
T/Maj. 03.12.1955-23.06.1957
Maj. 24.06.1957
T/Lt.Col. 20.03.1965-18.09.1965
Lt.Col. 19.09.1965
Col. 30.06.1973 (retd 24.06.1978)
      served in the ranks for 243 days
09.05.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 31.01.1947]
(09.1944)     Intelligence Officer, 4th Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945? POW (No. 2154) in German captivity (at Oflag IX A/H at Spangenberg)
(11.1946)     1st Airborne Squadron RE
01.02.1947     permanent commission
01.08.1953 - 17.11.1955 Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, War Office
12.07.1962 - 31.01.1965 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Tactical Wing, School of Infantry
30.03.1965 - (02.1967) Commander, Malaysian Engineers
(1971)     Field Engineering School (Chattenden, Kent)
(1974)     HQ British Army of the Rhine
20.01.1976 - ? Deputy Commandant, Royal School of Military Engineering
Harrison,
Charles Anthony
"Tony"
C.A. Harrison
Son of Frederick Harrison (1873-1949), merchant, and Theodora St George (born 1878).
Married (1944) Lavinia McFarlane; three sons.

12.03.1918
-
08.1995
Hove district, Sussex
2nd Lt. TA
28.06.1938
2nd Lt.
26.07.1939, seniority 27.01.1938 [75273]
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
13.02.1943-12.05.1943
T/Capt.
13.05.1943 (reld 25.09.1948)
MC
09.11.1944
Arnhem 09.44
28.06.1938


commissioned, General List, Territorial Army (University Candidates)
26.07.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, E Troop, 3rd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [evacuated])
Stockbroker, London.
Harvie,
W Alexander
"Alex"
W.A. Harvie
?
-
Prov. 2nd Lt.
?
Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
31.03.1945
NW Europe
?


commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps [emergency commission] 

-
01.03.1944
No. A-16 Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC
01.03.1944
-

No. A-34 Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC



Canloan scheme: CDN/150
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, No. 2 Medium Machine Gun Platoon (Support Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [escaped])
Hay,
John Arthur
J.A. Hay
c. 1912/13 ?
-
2nd Lt. TA
20.01.1932 [51878]
2nd Lt.

15.12.1939

WS/Lt.
15.06.1941 (retd 22.02.1946; disability)
T/Capt.
10.11.1943
Hon. Capt.
22.02.1946
20.01.1932


commissioned, City of London Regiment - Territorial Army (2nd Battalion)
15.12.1939


commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission]
11.01.1942


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
28.05.1942


transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, C Troop, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem)
Hay,
Neville Alexander
N.A. Hay
Son of ... Hay, and ... Hughes.
Married ((03?).1944, Westminster district, London) Pamela Edmiston.
07.04.1919
Kensington, Greater London
-
03.04.1981
Bracknell district, Berkshire (after a short illness)
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.04.1940 [129018]
WS/Lt.
20.10.1941
T/Capt.
16.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
20.04.1940


commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Air Corps HQ Liaison, General Headquarters Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (Arnhem)
General manager to a security organization, London.
Haynes,
Annesley Freeman
A.F. Haynes
A.F. Haynes
22.06.1909
Kensington district, Greater London
-
12.1999
Camden district, Greater London
2nd Lt.
28.12.1939 [107909]
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
10.12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
10.12.1943
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
28.12.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 2nd Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery RA (Arnhem [POW])
Hayward,
Ronald Lionel
R.L. Hayward
Son of ... Hayward, and ... Morgan.
09.06.1914
Kensington district, Greater London
-
03.2000
Wokingham district, Berkshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.05.1943 [270793]
WS/Lt. 18.11.1943
T/Capt. 07.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
18.05.1943     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Officer, HQ RA, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [evacuated])
Heaps,
Leo Jack
L.J. Heaps L.J. Heaps
L.J. Heaps 
Of Jewish descent.
Son of Winnipeg MP Abraham Albert Heaps.

07.07.1922
-
1996
2nd Lt.
?
Lt.
28.01.1944
MC
03.05.1945
Arnhem 09.44



commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps 

-
19.11.1943
No. A-33 CAC TE (Provisional Reinforcements)
19.11.1943
-
14.12.1943
No. 3 District Depot
14.12.1943
-
07.04.1944
No. A-14 Training Centre (Provisional Reinforcements) CIC, Aldershot Camp, NS
07.04.1944
-

No. A-34 Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC



Canloan scheme: CDN/415
(09.1944)


attached 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem; captured 24.09.1944, then escaped)
29.06.1945
-

No. 10 District Depot (from Canadian Army Overseas)
Published: Escape from Arnhem (1945); The grey goose of Arnhem (1976); A boy called Nam : the true story of how one little boy came to Canada (1984); The rebel in the House : tle life and times of A.A. Heaps, M.P. (1984); Hugh Hambleton, spy (1985)
Heathcoat-Amory,
[Sir] Derick;
1st Viscount Amory of Tiverton, co. Devon, cr. 02.09.1960;
4th Baronet, of Knightshayes Court, Devon, cr. 21.03.1874, succ. 22.11.1972

D. Heathcoat-Amory
D. Heathcoat-Amory
Son of Sir Ian Murray Heathcoat-Amory, 2nd Bt. and Alexandra Georgina Seymour. 
Unmarried.
26.12.1899
Tiverton, Devon
-
20.01.1981
Tiverton, Devon
2nd Lt.
? [7978]
Lt.
31.07.1922
Capt.
01.09.1926
Maj.
01.10.1935 (retd 01.09.1948)
T/Lt.Col.
23.03.1943
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.09.1948
Knight of the Garter KG
23.04.1968
?
- PC
1953
?
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George GCMG
24.05.1961
?
TD
31.01.1941
?
Education: Eton; Oxford University (Christ Church).
1920s?


commissioned into the Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
31.07.1920


transferred from RFA to 11th (Devon.) Brigade
(03.1931)


384th (South Molton) Battery, 96th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Brigade RA
(06.1933)


381st (Thorverton) Battery, 96th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Brigade RA
(01.1937)


384th (South Molton) Battery, 96th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Brigade RA
(01.1939)


381st (Thorverton) Battery, 96th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Brigade RA
24.08.1939


mobilized
15.06.1940
-
(04.1941)
Air Liaison Officer
(09.1944)


Liaison Officer, War Office, General Headquarters Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
Minister of Pensions, 11.1951-09.1953. Minister of State, Board of Trade, 1953-1954. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, 28.07.1954-18.10.1954. Minister of Agricultural and Fisheries and Minister of Food, 18.10.1954-04.1955. Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 04.1955-06.01.1958. Chancellor of the Exchequer, 16.01.1958-27.07.1960. High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Canada, 1961-1963. Chancellor of Exeter University, 1972-1981?.
Governor, Hudson's Bay Co., 1965-70; Director, Lloyds Bank, 1948-51 and 1964-70; President, John Heathcoat & Co., 1973 (Chairman, 1966-72); Director, ICI, 1964-70. Member Devon CC, 1932-51; MP (C) Tiverton Div. of Devon, 1945-60; Joint Pro­Chancellor, University of Exeter, 1966-72; Chairman: Medical Research Council, 1960-61, and 1965-69; Voluntary Service Overseas, 1964-75; President: Association of County Councils, 1974-79 (County Councils Assoc., 1961-74); London Federation of Boys' Clubs, 1963-; Exeter Cathedral Appeal, 1978-. Prime Warden, Goldsmiths' Co., 1971-72. High Steward Borough of South Molton, 1960-74; DL Devon, 1962. Hon. FRCS 1974. Hon. LLD: Exeter Univ., 1959; McGill Univ., 1961; Hon. DCL, Oxon, 1974.
Literature: W. Gore Allen, The reluctant politician : Derick Heathcoat Amory (1958)
Heggie,
Maurice
M. Heggie (Photo courtsey of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
M. Heggie
M. Heggie
Son (with three sisters and one brother) of Maurice Heggie (1882-1972), and Ada Mary Aitchison (1883-1965).
Married ...; one daughter, one son.
30.08.1920
-
31.03.1993
Edinburgh, Scotland
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.08.1941 [201227]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
1944?
 
10.08.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission] (from OCTU)
10.03.1943


joined 9th (Airborne) Field Company RE
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 3 Platoon, 9th (Airborne) Field Company RE (Arnhem)
Helingoe,
John Edward
"Jack"
J.E. Helingoe

29.12.1923
-
04.1996
MacClesfield, Cheshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.03.1943 [268135]
WS/Lt.
20.09.1943
T/Capt.
1945?
Hon. Capt.
22.11.1950
Order of the Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL
09.02.1946
Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree
20.03.1943


commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers [emergency commission [to 22.11.1950?]]
02.04.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 11 Platoon (T Company), 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
22.11.1950
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers - The Royal Welch Fusiliers
Hemelryk,
Gerard Edmund *
"George"
G.E. Hemelryk G.E. Hemelryk (Photo courtesy of Mr Ben Scott Thomas)
G.E. Hemelryk (Photo courtesy of Mr Pat Gariepy) G.E. Hemelryk (Photo courtesy of Mr Ben Scott Thomas)
* changed name by deed poll of 29.03.1946 to: Gerard Edmund Counsellor Hemelryk
Third son of Col. Paul Henry Hemelryk (1876-1955) [who was a brother of Lt.Col. George Edward Hemelryk], and Dorothy Counsellor (1882-1963), of Newmarket, Flintshire.
Brother of Lt. Anthony Hemelryk, RN, and Lt.Col. Richard Astley Hemelryk, RA.
29.09.1917
Woolton, Prescot district, Liverpool
-
20.01.1947
West Cheshire district
(as a result of a motor accident)
WO II 03.1941
2nd Lt. 07.02.1942 [234822]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 1944?
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Education: Downside School (1931-1935).
Architect.
      served in the ranks (finally Warrant Officer II)
07.02.1942     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
18.04.1942     transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
(09.1944)     Cypher Officer, No. 1 Company, Divisional Signals, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW in German captivity (Reserve-Lazarett 4/486)
Henry,
John Myles
J.M. Henry (Photo courtesy of Mr L.W.T. Nicoll)
Son of Arthur Henry, businessman, and Margaret Henry (née Lewis), of 'Bridgeland', Sussex.
Married (23.12.1943) Pamela Evelyn Henry (née Morris), of Mayfield, Sussex (born 1920).

23.05.1921
Kensington district, Greater London
-
19.09.1944
(KIA) [age 23]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 5.D.1]

Cadet
? [6405372 ?]
2nd Lt.
22.02.1941 [174343]
WS/Lt.
22.08.1942
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Education: Stowe Public School (Chatham House, 01.1935-12.1939); Queen's College, Cambridge University (12.1939-06?.1940)
06?.1940
-
1940
volunteered for service (in the ranks) in The Royal Sussex Regiment (Canterbury)
1940
-
02.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit, Droitwich
22.02.1941


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]
22.02.1941
-
11.05.1943
Bren Gun Carrier Platoon Commander, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (UK, at sea [05-07.1942], North Africa [Egypt], Palestine) 
[hospitalized with a virus till 03.1943 for several months]
11.05.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
11.05.1943
-
1944?
Platoon Commander, B Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (training at Kabrit [Egypt], action at Taranto [Italy; wounded 15.09.1943 at Gioia del Colle], UK)
1944?
-
19.09.1944
Intelligence Officer, 10th Parachute Battalion (UK, Arnhem [killed in action])
Literature: Pamela Morris, I've had my dance (1996; autobiography of Henry's widow)
Herford,
Martin Edward Meakin
M.E.M. Herford M.E.M. Herford
M.E.M. Herford M.E.M. Herford
M.E.M. Herford
From Reading.
Married (12.1943) Mary Herford,  (died 1985); four daughters.
Lived at Reading (1943).

obituary at bmj.com

private papers at IWM
(search for
 "Herford"
 under "Maker/Producer Information")

13.08.1909
Geneva
-
14.07.2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Lt.
22.01.1941 [175256]
WS/Capt.
22.01.1942
A/Maj.
22.01.1942
T/Maj.
?
WS/Maj.
22.08.1944
T/Lt.Col.
22.08.1944 (retd 01.1946)
A/Col.
31.08.1945
Col. TA
24.02.1950, seniority 01.05.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.03.1945
NW Europe (Arnhem)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
30.12.1941
Middle East (Greece)
MC
18.11.1943
Sicily 07.43
MC
13.01.1944
Italy 43
Education: MB (1937, Bristol), MD, DPH



volunteered to go with the Friends Service Organisation (Quakers) to work primarily with children suffering from starvation as a result of the Spanish Civil War
03.1940
-
01.1941
with the British Contingent of the International Volunteer Force in Finland
22.01.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
22.01.1941
-
27.02.1941
63 General Hospital (Helmieh, Egypt)
27.02.1941
-
05?.1941
24 Casualty Clearing Station RAMC (Greece) (liaison and evacuating British troops) 
05?.1941
-
22.01.1942
Second-in Command, 7 Motor Ambulance Convoy RAMC (Western Desert, N Afr)
22.01.1942
-
04.1943
Commanding Officer, 16 Motor Ambulance Convoy RAMC (Western Desert, N Afr [wounded 23.07.1942, hospitalized & posted to 15 (Scottish) General Hospital 09-11.1942])
04.1943
-
05?.1944
200 Field Ambulance RAMC [attached 231st Infantry Brigade] (Sicily, Italy, UK)
05?.1944
-
08.1945
Commanding Officer, 163 Field Ambulance RAMC [crossed the river] (Arnhem [POW, escaped])
17.08.1945
-
01.1946
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), 5th Infantry Division (Braunschweig)
1950?
-
15.07.1953
Territorial Army
15.07.1953
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Studied occupational medicine (Rockefeller fellowship, US), was an appointed factory doctor (Slough) and ended his working life in general practice (together with his wife).
Published
: Youth at work (1957); Adolescence : the years of indiscretion (with T.A.A. Hunter; 1961)

Literature: Matthew Hall, A doctor at war : the story of Colonel Martin Herford, the most decorated doctor of World War Two (1995)
Hewitt,
Maurice Richard
M.R. Hewitt
18.03.1921
-
07.2005 still alive
2nd Lt.
15.06.1940 [136030]
Lt.
15.12.1941
A/Capt.
06.08.1942-05.11.1942
T/Capt.
06.11.1942-22.06.1945, 01.11.1945-30.06.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946
T/Maj.
11.05.1951-14.06.1953
Maj.
15.06.1953 (retd 18.03.1976)



served in the ranks for 288 days
15.06.1940


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals
06.08.1942
-
23.01.1944
Adjutant, ...
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, No. 1 Company (Divisional HQ Signals), 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
Hewitt,
W L
W.L. Hewitt
Unknown.
?
-
Capt.


(09.1944)


Liaison Officer G2 & Security, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom"), 1st Airborne Division
Hibbert,
James Anthony
"Tony"
J.A. Hibbert J.A. Hibbert
J.A. Hibbert J.A. Hibbert
J.A. Hibbert J.A. Hibbert
J.A. Hibbert J.A. Hibbert
Son (with one sister and one half-brother) of Capt. James Edmund Hibbert, MC, DFC (1891-1941), and Margaret Elizabeth Judkins (1893-1957).
Married (16.07.1949, London) Kathleen Eira Hartridge (née Bradshaw) (1918 - 13.03.2009); three daughters, one son (and one step-daughter of spouse's 1st marriage to Charles A. Hartridge).

06.12.1917
Chertsey, Surrey
-
12.10.2014
Trebah, nr Falmouth, Cornwall
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.01.1938 [74531]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 17.07.1942-16.10.1942
T/Capt. 17.10.1942-27.12.1943
WS/Capt. 28.12.1943
Capt. 27.01.1946 (half-pay list 29.09.1946; disability) (retd 22.12.1948; disability)
A/Maj. 28.09.1943-27.12.1943
T/Maj. 28.12.1943-17.09.1945
Hon. Maj. 22.12.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 17.06.2006 HM's birthday 06: for services to Tourism and to Sailing in Cornwall
MC 22.03.1945 Arnhem 09.44
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 BEF 39-40
Education: civilian student in Germany (1934); Royal Military Academy.
27.01.1938     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
1938 - 1940 6th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (UK, France & Belgium [Dunkirk])
1940 - 1942 No. 2 Commando & 1st Parachute Battalion (UK)
1942 - (09.1944) staff officer & Brigade Major, 1st Parachute Brigade (UK, North Africa, Italy, Arnhem [POW, escaped, evaded])
1945     staff officer, T Force (Germany)
Businessman.
Hibburt,
Peter Leslie
P.L. Hibburt
Son of Alfred Charles and Hariclia Hibburt, of Pett's Wood, Kent.
His brother Edward Charles also fell.

1923 ?
India
-
18.09.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 8]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.09.1942 [243546]
WS/Lt. 04.03.1943
Businessman.
04.09.1942     commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944) - 18.09.1944 Officer Commanding, 7 Platoon (C Company), 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [missing in action, presumed killed])
Hicks,
Philip Hugh Whitby
"Pip"
P.H.W. Hicks P.H.W. Hicks
P.H.W. Hicks P.H.W. Hicks
P.H.W. Hicks P.H.W. Hicks
P.H.W. Hicks
Son of Dr Philip Hicks and Beatrice Whitby, novelist. Married (19.11.1927) Patty (born 27.09.1907), daughter of late Brigadier Lionel Arthur Fanshawe, CBE, DSO; one son, one daughter.

25.09.1895
Warwick, Warwickshire
-
08.10.1967
[Hartley Wintney, Hampshire ?]
2nd Lt.
24.06.1916, seniority 27.05.1915 [15075]
Lt.
24.06.1916, seniority 10.06.1916
A/Capt.
08.08.1918-09.06.1919
Capt.
15.01.1922
Maj.
03.03.1936
A/Lt.Col.
18.05.1940-17.08.1940
T/Lt.Col.
18.08.1940-04.06.1941
Lt.Col.
05.06.1941 (supernumerary 05.06.1944)
A/Col.
17.02.1942-16.08.1942
T/Col.
17.08.1942-29.06.1944
Col.
30.06.1944, seniority 05.06.1944 (retd 13.05.1948)
A/Brig.
06.04.1943-05.10.1943
T/Brig.
06.10.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Brig.
13.05.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
29.03.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Distinguished Service Order DSO
20.08.1940
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.10.1943
Sicly 43
MC
24.09.1918
*
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
27.12.1918
?
1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a daylight raid. He commanded his party in a most skilful manner, and was largely responsible for its success. About 50 of the enemy were killed, several of whom were shot by him with his revolver, and two prisoners taken. His conduct was splendid.
Education: Winchester College
1914
-
23.06.1916
mobilized Territorial Forces
24.06.1916


commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 
1914
-
1918
served European War (France & Belgium, 23.03.1915-04.03.1917 & 28.05.1918-31.08.1918) (MC, despatches twice, wounded)



many years in India
25.11.1924
-
19.01.1926
ADC to the district Commander at Karachi (India)
(03.1931)


2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Khartoum)
09.04.1933
-
02.03.1936
Staff Captain, Guernsey and Alderney District
(01.1937)


2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Tidworth)
(01.1939)


1st Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Fyzabad)



Commanding Officer, ... Battalion (Dunkirk) (DSO)
1942
-
1943
1st Airborne Division (N Africa)
06.04.1943
-
11.12.1944
Commander, 1st Airlanding Brigade (N Africa, Sicily, Arnhem; Bar to DSO, CBE)
Regional Commissioner in Germany, International Refugee Organization, 1948-1952. Nat. Playing Fields Association in London, 1955-1961.
Hill,
Gordon Trevor
G.T. Hill G.T. Hill

Son of William Frederick and Gertrude Hill (née Kay), of Mappedey Park, Nottingham.

(12?).1917
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
18.09.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 19.B.3]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.04.1941 [182422]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
12.04.1941


commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
05.11.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 6 Platoon (B Company), 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Hill,
Henry Ralph
"Glaxo"
H.R. Hill

Son of James Leslie and Susan Minnie Hill.
Husband of Barbara Mary Hill, of Camberley, Surrey.

12.11.1905
-
18.09.1944
Ginkel Heath
(KIA) [age 38]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 23.A.1]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.01.1925 [31899]
Lt.
29.01.1927
Capt.
25.05.1937
Maj.
29.01.1942
29.01.1925


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers
(03.1931)


1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Fort George)
(06.1933)


2nd Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Poona)
04.08.1934
-
12.09.1937
Company Officer, 6th (T.T.) Battalion, The King's African Rifles (Dar-es-Salaam)
(01.1939)


1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Portsmouth)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Support Company, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [killed in action])
Hindley,
Donald Rostron
D.R. Hindley
Son of Mr. Harry Hindley, headmaster of Hawarden Grammar School, and Mrs. Hindley, who resided in Hawarden in North Wales.
Married; one son, one daughter.
14.10.1919
Hawarden, Wales
-

Harrogate
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.01.1943 [258859]
WS/Lt.
17.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
17.01.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, HQ Troop (& Intelligence Officer), 1st Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem)
Hingston,
Basil William Hales
B.W.H. Hingston

Son of Basil Hiingston (1885-1918), and Berthe Hingston (née Laroque), of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Married (25.07.1942) Dorothy Bernice Gaskill, of Montreal.

11.04.1915
Montreal, Quebec
-
19.09.1944
(KIA) [age 29]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 23.A.5]
Lt. 01.08.1940
Capt. 02.01.1943
?     commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps [emergency commission]
  - 06.03.1944 Edmonton Fusiliers
06.03.1944 - 03.05.1944 A-34 Special Officers' Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC, Sussex, New Brunswick
04.05.1944     Canloan scheme: CDN/535
14.05.1944 - 19.09.1944 Second-in-Command, Support Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (UK, emplaned for Arnhem 18.09.1944[killed in action])
Hodge,
William Francis Vere
"Bill"
W.F.V. Hodge W.F.V. Hodge

Married ...; two sons.
26.10.1920
Rumuruti, Kenya
-
24.06.2012
Port McQuarie, NSW, Australia
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [162502]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942 (retd 20.10.1945; disability)
Hon. Capt. 20.10.1945
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 12.11.1948 -
Education: Pembroke House School, Gilgil, Kenya.
21.12.1940     commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
01.05.1942     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, 11 Section (D Troop), 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 560) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
Hodges,
Ernest Rupert
E.R. Hodges (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
(09?).1920 ??
Bedwelty district, Monmouthshire ??
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
08.02.1941 [170893]
WS/Capt.
18.12.1943
T/Maj.
18.12.1943
WS/Maj.
16.12.1945
T/Lt.Col.
16.12.1945
A/Maj. TA
17.07.1947
Maj. TARO
15.10.1948
Hon. Lt.Col.
15.10.1948



Officer Producing Centre
08.02.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG), 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
1947?
-
15.10.1948
Territorial Army
15.10.1948
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Hodgson,
Philip Arthur Harvey
P.A.H. Hodgson (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Sir Edward Highton Hodgson, KBE (1880-1955), and Gertrude Adamson (1876-).
Married ((09?).1944, Sturminster district, Dorset) Lilian O'Byrne Hamilton (14.06.1921 - 04.2005); two daughters.
24.08.1921
Croydon district, Greater London
-
11.2002
Swindon district, Wiltshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.03.1942  [228442] (spec. appointment)
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 27.04.1944
WS/Capt. ?
Capt. 18.12.1950, seniority 09.08.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn 19.03.1948 liberation of Norway
Education: Felsted School; Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (1940; BA 1943; MA 1983).
07.03.1942     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission till 17.12.1950]
(09.1944)     Intelligence Officer, HQ 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
18.12.1950 - 25.04.1952 transferred to the General List [short service commission]
25.04.1952 - ? Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Employed in the Foreign Office from 06.06.1952. Counsellor seconded to the Ministry of Defence (1970s).
Hodgson,
Robert
R. Hodgson

[not 100% sure;
indicated as: R. Hodges]
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
05.09.1943 [302531]
WS/Lt.
05.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
05.09.1943


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Section Officer, A Section (wireless) (No. 1 Company), Divisional Signals, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
Hodgson,
William Kitching
"Bill"
W.K. Hodgson W.K. Hodgson
W.K. Hodgson
Son of John P. and Bertha Taylor Hodgson (née Kitching), of Milnthorpe, Westmorland.

(03?).1920
Kendal district, Westmorland
-
26.09.1944
(DOW) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 1.C.2]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.04.1940 [129359]
WS/Lt.
20.10.1941
T/Capt.
22.02.1942
A/Maj.
12.12.1943
20.04.1940


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, D Company, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [died of wounds])
Holman,
Michael Robert
"Mike"
M.R. Holman M.R. Holman
M.R. Holman
Son of ... Holman, and ... Dixon.

14.09.1921
Islington district, Greater London
-
15.11.1985
Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.03.1942 [228610]
WS/ Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
26.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Order of the Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL
09.02.1946?
Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree
14.03.1942


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 1 Mortar Platoon (Support Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [evacuated])
Holt,
Philip Sumner
P.S. Holt

Son of Dorothy Holt, of Wilmslow, Cheshire.

1925 ?
-
21.09.1944
(KIA) [age 19]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 22.C.18]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.10.1943 [295834]
WS/Lt.
1944?
10.10.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
23.01.1944


transferred, The Border Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 21 Platoon (D Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Hooper,
John Henry
J.H. Hooper
?
-
deceased
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.05.1940 [130100]
WS/Lt.
18.11.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
24.09.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe (Rhine crossing)
18.05.1940


commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) [emergency commission]
27.05.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Operations Officer, No. 2 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Hope-Jones,
Ronald Christopher
R.C. Hope-Jones R.C. Hope-Jones
Fouth child of William Hope­Jones, assistant master at Eton College, and Winifred Murton Harvey Coggin.
Married (12.02.1944) Pamela Muriel Hawker, daughter of Harry George Hawker, airman; two sons, one daughter.

05.07.1920
Eton, Buckinghamshire
-
18.02.2000
North Hampshire hospital, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.05.1941 [187403]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 1945)
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
01.01.1969
New Year 69
Education: Eton; King's College, Cambridge University (1939-1940, 1945-1946; active in sports)
1940


joined the Army
17.05.1941


commissioned, The Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served in North Africa & Sicily
(09.1944)


Intelligence Officer, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [POW])
3rd Secretary, Foreign Office, 06.1946, Paris, 1947; 2nd Secretary, Beirut, 1949; 1st Secretary, Foreign Office, 1952; Head of Chancery and Consul, Quito (Ecuador), 06.09.1955; Commercial Secretary, Budapest, 1959; Head of Chancery, 1960; Foreign Office, 1961, Counsellor, 1963; UK Representative to International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1964-1967; FCO 1967; Head of Disarmament Department, 1967-1970; Head of North African Department, 1970-1971; Counsellor, Brasilia, 1972-1973; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in La Paz, 26.10.1973-09.1977.
Horsfall,
Cedric Michael
"Mike"
C.M. Horsfall

Third of four sons of Sir John Donald Horsfall, JP, 2nd Bt. (1891-1975), and of Lady Henrietta Horsfall (née Musgrave) (died 1936), of Hayfield Glusburn, Yorkshire.

26.04.1918
Skipton district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 8]
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
26.07.1939 [93320]
WS/Lt.
26.01.1944
T/Capt.
1944?



late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Uppingham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
26.07.1939


commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized
01.12.1942


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
16.03.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(1944?)


Adjutant, 10th Parachute Battalion (UK)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, D Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Horsley,
John
J. Horsley J. Horsley
J. Horsley J. Horsley
 
Son of Tom Mason Horsley and Mildred Mary Horsley (née Cook), of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

(03?).1920
Newcastle-upon-Tyne district, Northumberland / Tyne and Wear
-
27.09.1944
Apeldoorn (hospital)
(DOW) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 18.C.6]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.12.1940 [164948]
WS/Lt.
21.06.1942
T/Capt.
19.12.1943
Education: University (BA)
21.12.1940


commissioned, The Border Regiment  [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Intelligence Officer, 21st Independent Parachute Company (Arnhem [died of wounds])
Horton,
Frank Lewis
F.L. Horton
Mother's maiden name Miflon ??
(12?).1924 ??
Romford district, Essex ??
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.06.1943 [278375]
WS/Lt.
12.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
12.06.1943


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
22.09.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 3 Provost Section with 1st Airlanding Brigade (Arnhem)
Houston,
James Ivor
J.I. Houston

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dick Houston.
Husband of Lorna Hillview Ringmore Houston, of Weyhill, Hampshire; one son, one daughter.

14.05.1912
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 32]
[Groesbeek Memorial, the Netherlands,  panel 5]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [53748]
Lt. 01.09.1935
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-27.11.1939,
29.04.1940-04.05.1940
T/Capt. 05.05.1940-31.08.1940
Capt. 01.09.1940
A/Maj. 24.03.1941-23.06.1941
T/Maj. 24.06.1941-22.10.1941,
25.01.1943-20.09.1944
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp.
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
01.09.1932     commissioned, The Essex Regiment
(06.1933)     1st Battalion The Essex Regiment (Pembroke Dock (for Catterick))
(09.1935) - (01.1937) 2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment (Nasirabad, then Sudan (for Warley))
(01.1938) - (01.1939) 1st Battalion The Essex Regiment (Palestine, then Egypt)
19.12.1940 - (04.1941) Adjutant, ... The Essex Regiment
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, HQ Company, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Howard,
John
J. Howard
Son of Mr. E.C. Howard, of Bexhill-on-Sea.
Husband of Pamela Howard.

1919 ?
-
20.10.1944
(KIA) [age 25]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 8]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
09.08.1941 [200853]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
08.05.1943
09.08.1941


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]
01.01.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1943)
-
(09.1944)
Second-in-Command, D Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy; Arnhem [killed in action])
Howe,
John Anthony
"Tony"
J.A. Howe
1911
Willesden, Middlesex
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.08.1942 [240675]
WS/Lt.
01.02.1943 (reld 18.01.1946; disability)
Hon. Lt.
18.01.1946
01.08.1942     commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, 1 Medium Machine Gun  Platoon (Support Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
09.1944 - 04?.1945 POW (No. 140229) in German captivity (Stalag VII-A at Moosburg an der Isar, Bavaria)
Hoyer-Millar,
Francis Kinglake
F.K. Hoyer-Millar F.K. Hoyer-Millar
F.K. Hoyer-Millar F.K. Hoyer-Millar

From Angus, Scotland.

14.07.1919
-
07.1993
Warminster, Wiltshire
Cadet Serjt.
?
2nd Lt.
15.02.1939 [85213]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
14.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
MC
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44



late Cadet-Serjeant, Uppingham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
15.02.1939


commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
16.10.1942


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, B Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
HM's Consul at Munich, Germany, 21.05.1969-....
Hoyle,
Anthony Lambert Tennant
A.L.T. Hoyle
Son of ... Hoyle, and ... Lambert.
28.07.1923
Haslingden district, Lancashire
-
07.1985
Buery, Lancashire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.08.1943 [292635]
WS/Lt.
29.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
29.08.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
01.04.1944


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 5 Platoon (B Company), 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Hudleston,
Wilfrid Ian Stuart
W.I.S. Hudleston
Son of ... Hudleston, and ... Ferguson.
Married ((09?).1940, Wigan district, Lancashire) Elizabeth Leask.
(09?).1911
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
1993
Lt.
08.06.1940 [135388]
WS/Capt.
08.06.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Maj.
09.10.1942
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1945
services in the field
Education: MB
08.06.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


General Duties Surgeon, 133rd Parachute Field Ambulance (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 6177) in German captivity (Stalag XI-B, Fallingbostel, Niedersachsen)
Humphries,
Alan Peter
A.P. Humphries
Interview at IWM
(search for
 "Humphries, Alan"
 under "Maker/Producer Information")
?
-
07.2005 still alive
Cadet
?
Lt.
29.11.1941 [219258]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
09.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
29.11.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Adjutant, 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA (Arnhem [evacuated])
1945
-
1946
staff officer, 1st Airborne Division (Palestine)
Partner in an accounting firm, Esher, Surrey.
Hunter,
Adam Robert
A.R. Hunter
Son of Daniel and Isabella Williams Hunter, of Whitletts, Ayr.

1923 ?
-
20.09.1944
Wolfheze
(KIA) [age 21]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 15.B.8]
Cadet
? [14214103]
2nd Lt.
29.10.1943 [299298]
WS/Lt.
1944?
29.10.1943


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 9 Platoon (C Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [killed in action])
Hunter,
Joseph MacLean
"Jimmy"
J.M. Hunter

Son of Dr. Joseph Hunter, MP (1875-1935), and Jean Augusta Hadley Hunter (née Maclean), MD.
Husband of June Hunter, of Notting Hill, London.

1920 ?
-
21.09.1944
Oosterbeek
(KIA) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 21.B.3]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.05.1941 [186115]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
10.05.1941


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 13 Platoon (D Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [killed in action])

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