1st British Airborne Division
Arnhem, September 1944
British officers  |  home

officers

Looking for details on an Airborne Officer not listed here yet?
Just e-mail me, and I might be able to help out.
Of course, any additions, corrections etc. are most welcome and can also be e-mailed.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 

The service number of each person is (when known) given after the date of commissioning. Most officers had only a wartime career, but when no indication is given about a Territorial Army commission or an emergency commission, the officer involved served as a Regular Army officer, with in most cases an active army career before and after the war. For explanations & abbreviations you can look at the help page.

 
L
Ladds,
Frederick William
"Freddie"
F.W. Ladds
Mother's maiden name Cousans ??
(12?).1914 ??
Lincoln district, Lincolnshire ??
-
Cadet
? [7673468]
2nd Lt.
13.02.1944 [311011]
WS/Lt.
13.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
13.02.1944


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Signals Officer, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadon (Arnhem)
Lamond,
William James Melville
"Bill"
W.J.M. Lamond
Son of William Lamond, and Mary Young Ross Lamond (née Melville).
Married 1st (14.09.1942, St Andrews) Elizabeth Philp Christie (born 1916, died 15.04.1963); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (20.03.1980) Mary L. Tod.
18.10.1916
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
-
12.01.1985
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.10.1940 [153050]
WS/Lt.
19.04.1942
T/Capt.
18.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Silver Star Medal (US) SSM
14.11.1947
Arnhem 09.44
Education: Madras College, St Andrews
19.10.1940


commissioned, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Signals Platoon (HQ Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [evacuated])
Former president of St Andrews Golf Club.
Landale,
Charles Anthony
C.A. Landale
Son of ... Landale, and ... Foulger.
28.09.1924
Hambledon district, Surrey / Sussex
-
02.1999
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Cadet
? [1953552]
2nd Lt.
19.12.1943 [303388]
WS/Lt.
19.06.1944
2nd Lt.
23.03.1946, seniority 28.09.1945
Lt.
23.03.1947
A/Capt.
20.04.1947-19.07.1947
T/Capt.
20.07.1947-27.09.1951
Capt.
28.09.1951
T/Maj.
01.03.1956-27.09.1958
Maj.
28.09.1958
Lt.Col.
12.07.1966
Col.
30.06.1970
Brig.
31.12.1972, seniority 30.06.1972 (retd 28.09.1979)
Education: BA; jssc, psc



served in the ranks for 284 days
19.12.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 22.03.1946]
(09.1944)


Troop Officer, HQ Troop, 1st Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem)
23.03.1946


permanent commission
24.03.1948
-
04.10.1948
Staff Captain, War Office
01.03.1956
-
04.12.1957
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), HQ Northumbrian District
29.10.1959
-
27.09.1961
Brigade-Major, School of Military Engineering (SME) Regiment
24.11.1975
-
28.09.1979
ADC to the Queen
Lane,
Thomas Benjamin
"Henry"
T.B. Lane
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.10.1939 [100352]
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
13.08.1942
T/Maj.
13.08.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
01.10.1939


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(07.1943)
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, A Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Sicily; Arnhem [POW])
Langford,
John Adair
J.A. Langford
?
-
2004/05
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
23.11.1940 [158269]
WS/Lt.
23.05.1942
Lt.
03.05.1947. seniority 26.08.1942
WS/Capt.
1944?
Capt.
03.05.1947, seniority 26.02.1947 (retd 15.12.1955)
Maj. TA
01.06.1958
23.11.1940


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


No. 1 Forward Observation Unit RA [attached 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers] (Arnhem [POW])
03.05.1947
-
15.12.1955
permanent [short service?] commission
15.12.1955
-
31.03.1961
served Territorial Army - Royal Artillery
31.03.1961
-
?
served Territorial Army - Sharpshooters
Langley,
John Macauley
J.M. Langley
28.02.1920
-
19.08.2004
Poole, Dorset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.01.1940 [113485]
WS/Lt.
14.07.1941
Lt.
02.08.1947, seniority 28.08.1942
A/Capt.
12.11.1942-11.02.1943
T/Capt.
12.02.1943-22.05.1944, 05.03.1945-26.02.1946, 15.04.1946-01.08.1947
Capt.
02.08.1947, seniority 28.02.1947
Maj.
06.12.1955, seniority 06.12.1954 (retd 14.02.1968)



served in the ranks for 134 days, mobilized TA



162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.01.1940


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission to 01.08.1947]
19.08.1942


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


Section Commander, G Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
02.08.1947


commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps [permanent commission]
15.07.1965


transferred to the Royal Corps of Transport
Lasenby,
James Joseph
J.J. Lasenby
10.05.1916
-
12.1999

New Forest, Hampshire]
Sgt.
? [2577407]
2nd Lt.
31.05.1943 [297337]
WS/Lt.
01.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)



served in the ranks
31.05.1943


commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [immediate emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Signals Platoon (HQ Company), 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Lathbury,
[Sir] Gerald William
G.W. Lathbury



 

Son of late Col. Henry Oscar Lathbury.
Married 1st (1942) Jean Gordon Thin; two daughters.
Married 2nd (1972) Mrs Mairi Zoë Gibbs, widow of Patrick Somerset Gibbs.


(search for
 "Lathbury"
 under "Maker/Producer Information")

14.07.1906
Murree, India
-
16.05.1978
Mortimer, Berkshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.02.1926 [34834]
Lt.
04.02.1929
Capt.
21.03.1938
A/Maj.
29.02.194028.05.1940
T/Maj.
29.05.1940-05.04.1941
WS/Maj.
06.04.1941
Maj.
04.02.1943
local Lt.Col.
17.07.1940-05.01.1941
A/Lt.Col.
06.01.1941-05.04.1941
T/Lt.Col.
06.04.1941-07.06.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
08.06.1943
A/Col.
08.12.1942-07.06.1943
T/Col.
08.06.1943-12.01.1949
Col.
13.01.1949
A/Brig.
08.12.1942-07.06.1943
T/Brig.
08.06.1943-27.07.1949
Brig.
28.07.1949
T/Maj.Gen.
15.12.1948-13.12.1949
Maj.Gen.
14.12.1949
local Lt.Gen.
29.04.1955-01.05.1955
T/Lt.Gen.
02.05.1955-06.07.1955
Lt.Gen.
07.07.1955
Gen.
29.04.1960  (retd 25.02.1965, re-instated 24.08.1965; retd 20.06.1969)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
02.06.1962
HM's birthday 62
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
31.05.1956
HM's birthday 56
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1950
HM's birthday 50
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.12.1943
Sicily
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
03.09.1940
BEF 39-40
DSC(US)
14.11.1947
Arnhem 09.44
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
?
Education: Wellington College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1924-1925); Staff College, Camberley (1937-1938); Imperial Defence College (1948)
04.02.1926


commissioned, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
15.08.1928
-
09.03.1934
seconded, Royal West African Frontier Force (Gold Coast Regiment)



served throughout War of 1939-1945 in France and Belgium, North Africa, Sicily, Italy and North-West Europe; Palestine:
11.01.1939
-
28.02.1940
Brigade Major, 8th Infantry Brigade
29.02.1940
-
05.01.1941
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
06.01.1941
-
19.09.1941
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), ...
20.09.1941
-
03.05.1942
Commanding Officer, 3rd Parachute Battalion
04.05.1942
-
07.12.1942
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Air Directorate, War Office
08.12.1942
-
24.04.1943
Commander, 3rd Parachute Brigade
25.04.1943
-
19.07.1945
Commander, 1st Parachute Brigade (N Africa, Sicily, Italy, UK, Arnhem [wounded 18.09.1944; evaded, back in position 23.10.1944], Norway)
20.07.1945
-
27.11.1946
Commander, 3rd Parachute Brigade (Palestine)
06.01.1947
-
30.11.1947
specially employed
15.12.1948
-
31.10.1951
General Officer Commanding, 16th Airborne Division (TA)
05.11.1951
-
08.01.1954
Commandant, Staff College, Camberley
20.01.1954
-
29.03.1955
Vice-Adjutant-General, War Office
02.05.1955
-
30.06.1957
Commander-in-Chief, East Africa
04.11.1957
-
06.12.1959
Director­General of Military Training, War Office
06.01.1960
-
29.11.1961
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command
30.11.1961
-
28.01.1965
Quartermaster­General to the Forces
24.08.1965
-
01.04.1969
Governor & Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar
ADC General to the Queen, 13.02.1962-24.02.1965; Colonel, West India Regiment, 13.05.1959-30.07.1962; Jamaica Regiment, 31.07.1962-1968; Colonel Commandant, 1st Green Jackets, 43rd and 52nd, 31.12.1960-31.08.1965; Colonel Commandant, The Parachute Regiment, 20.03.1961-31.01.1965.
Lawson,
John
"Jock"
J. Lawson
?
-
Lt.
14.03.1942 [230831]
WS/Capt.
14.03.1943 (retd > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
14.03.1942


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


Section Officer J, 133rd Parachute Field Ambulance (Arnhem)
Lawson,
Peter Maurice
P.M. Lawson
?
-
2nd Lt.
26.10.1940 [153960]
WS/Lt.
26.04.1942
T/Capt.
07.05.1943
WS/Capt.
14.02.1945
T/Maj.
14.02.1945
Maj.
26.10.1953 (reld 03.09.1960)
Hon. Maj.
03.09.1960
Mention in Despatches MID
09.01.1949
Palestine 09.47-03.48
Mention in Despatches MID
24.03.1953
Korea 07-12.1952
26.10.1940


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]
01.01.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1943)


Second-in-Command, B Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Signals Platoon (HQ Company), 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
1945?
-
03.09.1960
transferred to The Royal Sussex Regiment [short service commission]
Lea,
[Sir] George Harris
G.H. Lea
G.H. Lea
Son of late George Percy Lea, Franche, Kidderminster, Worcs.
Married (1948) Pamela Elizabeth, daughter of Brig. Guy Lovett­Tayleur; one son, two daughters.

28.12.1912
Franche, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
-
27.12.1990
St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.02.1933 [58116]
Lt.
02.02.1936
A/Capt.
26.09.1939-25.12.1939
T/Capt.
26.12.1939-01.02.1941
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
15.05.1942-14.08.1942
T/Maj.
15.08.1942-21.06.1945
WS/Maj.
22.06.1945
Maj.
01.07.1946
Brev. Lt.Col.
01.07.1951
A/Lt.Col.
01.07.1944-06.06.1945, 18.06.1945-21.06.1945
T/Lt.Col.
22.06.1945-19.06.1949, 19.11.1951-27.07.1955
Lt.Col.
28.07.1955
Col.
17.12.1957, seniority 11.01.1956
T/Brig.
16.12.1957-14.01.1960
Brig.
15.01.1960
Maj.Gen.
30.04.1962, seniority 23.04.1961
Lt.Gen.
24.10.1967 (retd 07.09.1970)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1967
New Year 67
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
13.06.1964
HM's birthday 64
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.08.1957
Malaya *
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
27.04.1951
Malaya 07-12.50
Mention in Despatches MID
08.05.1956
Malaya 07-12.55
Dato Seri Setia, Order of Paduka Stia Negara, Brunei, 1965.
* For skill, personal bravery and determination, whilst commanding the Special Air Service Regiment during operations against Communist terrorists in Malaya. He personally directed the operations of his men., was parachuted with them into thick jungle, descended by rope from helicopter aircraft and shared every hazard, danger and discomfort inherent in jungle operations against a ruthless and fanatical enemy.
Education: Royal Military College; nadc,  jssc, psc
02.02.1933
-
1940
commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers (regimental service, UK, China & India)
1940
-
1945
service with The Lancashire Fusiliers & Parachute Regiment (India, North Africa, Italy, NW Europe):



151st Parachute Battalion (India)
22.11.1943
-
30.06.1944
Brigade Major, 4th Parachute Brigade
(07?).1944
-
(09.1944)
Commanding Officer, 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)



post­war service: regimental duty and on staff with Parachute Regiment, RM Commando Brigade and SAS Regiment in UK, China and Malaya
18.06.1945
-
23.06.1946
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Training Team for India
1946
-
12.1946
Commanding Officer, 15th Parachute Battalion
20.06.1949
-
31.01.1951
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), RM Commando Brigade HQ
02.06.1952
-
07.12.1954
Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), Supreme HQ Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE)
?
-
?
Commander, 22nd SAS
16.12.1957
-
08.05.1960
Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade Group
10.06.1960
-
18.03.1962
Deputy Military Secretary (A) (Brig.), War Offie
30.04.1962
-
15.10.1963
General Officer Commanding, 42nd Lancashire Division (TA) & NW District
22.10.1963
-
06.11.1964
Commander, Northern Rhodesia & Nyasaland Forces
04.03.1965
-
30.11.1965
Director of Operations (Borneo)
01.12.1965
-
10.11.1966
Director Borneo Operations & Commander Land Forces Borneo
22.10.1967
-
1970
Commander, British Army Staff & Military Member British Defence Staff & Military Attaché, Washington [changed at 24.10.1967 in: Head, British Defence Staff and Defence Attaché, Washington]
Colonel, Lancashire Fusiliers, 31.12.1965-23.04.1968. Colonel, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, 11.11.1974-03.09.1977 (Deputy Colonel for Lancashire, 23.04.1968-01.04.1973). Lieutenant, HM Tower of London, 1972-75.  A Senior Administrator: Spey Investments Ltd, 1972; Brandt's Ltd, 1973-75; Man. Dir, Martin­Scott & Co. Ltd, 1975-82; Chm., Eagle Star Trust Co., Jersey and Guernsey, 1983-88.
Lee,
John Henry Dixon
J.H.D. Lee
Son of ... Lee, and ... Pryer.
16.08.1919
Luton district, Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire
-
01.1997
Wandsworth, London
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
29.07.1939 [94122]
WS/Lt.
29.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
01.12.1942
Hon. Capt.
> 04.1946
Territorial/Efficiency Decoration TD
17.01.1967
-



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

29.07.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, A Troop, 1st Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [POW])



served Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Leitch,
Carmel Stuart
C.S. Leitch

Son of George and Gertrude Leitch.
Husband of Mildred Elizabeth Leitch, of Kettering, Northamptonshire.

1923 ?
-
24.09.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 2.B.3]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.03.1942 [228472]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
07.03.1942


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


Command Post Officer, 2nd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [killed in action])
Leschallas,
Edward Henry
E.H. Leschallas
Son of ... Leschallas, and .. Gardner.
17.08.1912
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
08.1993
South East Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.09.1932 [53754]
Lt.
01.09.1935
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt.
03.12.1939-31.08.1940
Capt.
01.09.1940
A/Maj.
29.10.1942-28.01.1943
T/Maj.
29.01.1943-30.07.1943, 18.11.1945-30.06.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 15.09.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
France 40
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Royal Military College
01.09.1932


commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
01.07.1942
-
01.10.1942
Adjutant, ...
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 23 Flight (G Squadron, No. 1 Wing), Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Levien,
Robert Hugh
"Loopy"
R.H. Levien
R.H. Levien
R.H. Levien 
Of Jewish descent.
Son of ... Levien, and ... Blomefield.
06.07.1917
Tonbridge district, Kent / Sussex
-
17.10.2004
Wells Next The Sea, Norfolk
Sgt. ?
? [6346510]
2nd Lt.
15.04.1943 [73127]
WS/Lt.
15.10.1943
Lt. TA
13.08.1948, seniority 15.10.1943
Capt. TA
13.11.1952
Maj. TA
12.01.1956
Territorial/Efficiency Decoration TD
15.11.1960
-
1941
-
1943
served in the ranks in the 2nd Parachute Battalion
15.04.1943


commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 4 Platoon (B Company), 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [POW, Oflag 79])
13.08.1948


transferred, The Cheshire Regiment - Territorial Army
21.02.1952


transferred, The Royal Fusiliers - Territorial Army
30.04.1961


transferred, Unattached List - Territorial Army
30.04.1962


transferred, The Royal Fusiliers - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Lewis,
John Thomas
J.T. Lewis (Photo courtesy of Mr Jon Lewis)
Married Joyce Bailey; one son, two daughters.
25.01.1914
Hunslet district, Yorkshire ?
-
(12?).1981
Exeter district
2nd Lt.
30.08.1939 [96196]
WS/Lt.
02.03.1941
Capt.
?
Maj.
25.01.1948 (retd 02.12.1955)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
12.06.1971

HM's birthday 71: as Supplies Officer, Devon County Council

Territorial/Efficiency Decoration TD
22.08.1952
& 1st clasp
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
30.08.1939


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment  - Territorial Army
01.11.1941


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(09.1944)


Troop Officer, D Troop, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA [attached 1st Parachute Brigade] (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944
-
05.1945?
POW number 00600/X11B/12 Coy at Oflag 79 (Braunschweig)
post-war


transferred back to The Devonshire Regiment
02.12.1955
-
01.02.1964
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Lewis,
Richard Peter Cecil
"Pongo"
R.P.C. Lewis
Son of ... Lewis, and ... Howlett.

30.05.1915
Steyning district, Sussex
-
03.1985
North East Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.08.1938 [77176]
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
18.01.1941-17.04.1941
T/Capt.
18.04.1941-15.05.1941, 24.08.1941-02.07.1942, 24.08.1942-11.03.1943, 24.01.1944-29.05.1944
Capt.
30.05.1944 (retd 13.11.1948)
A/Maj.
12.07.1944-08.07.1945
Hon. Maj.
13.11.1948
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: Royal Military College
25.08.1938


commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
18.01.1941
-
(04.1941)
General Staff Officer for Weapon Training, Gibraltar Command
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, C Company, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [POW])
13.11.1948
-
30.05.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Corn merchant, Alton, Hampshire.
Lickorish,
Alexander Adrian
"Bertie"

Son of ... Lickorish, and ... Rose.
Married (29.04.1944, Our Lady of Dolours, Kensington, Middlesex) Heather Laydon How; one daughter.

(09?).1914
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
(03?).1960
Bakewell district, Derbyshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 28.11.1942 [251910]
WS/Lt. 28.05.1943
T/Capt. 26.07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
      enlisted, London Scottish Regiment, being seconded to the Gordon Highlanders (Aberdeen)
28.11.1942     commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Liaison Officer, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem)
28.05.1945     captured, together with Lt. Geoffrey Perry, war propagandist Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce). See story.]
Manager of the Seacroft Hotel, Skegness.
Lindley,
Francis William
F.W. Lindley
?
-
16.03.1982
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.11.1941 [226192]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
22.11.1943
T/Capt.
28.06.1945
Capt.
16.11.1947
Maj.
16.11.1954
16.11.1941


commissioned, The Green Howards [emergency commission]
12.04.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1943)


Officer Commanding, 3 inch mortars (Support Company), 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Support Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2194) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen)
1945?
-
21.05.1958
transferred, The Green Howards [short service commission]
21.05.1958
-
01.07.1959
Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Class III
Sub postmaster, Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Lindsay,
David
D. Lindsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
Born as Andrew Douglas Nicolson. Assumed name of David Lindsay 21 days after date of publication 16.03.1942.
?
-
BSM ?
2nd Lt. 15.03.1942 [41698]
WS/Lt. 15.03.1942
T/Capt. 13.05.1943
WS/Capt. 21.12.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
15.03.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Battery Captain, 3rd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [evacuated])
Linton,
James Edward Fryer
"Jeff"
J.E.F. Linton


(search for
 "Linton"
 under "Maker/Producer Information")

07.05.1909
Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales
-
27.12.1989
Cozumel Island, Mexico
2nd Lt.
31.01.1929 [41143]
Lt.
31.01.1932
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
04.08.1940-30.08.1940, 14.09.1940-16.11.1940
T/Maj.
17.11.1490-02.02.1944, 18.03.1944-22.12.1944
WS/Maj.
23.12.1944
A/Lt.Col.
23.09.1944-22.12.1944
T/Lt.Col.
23.12.1944
Col.
26.07.1954 (retd 31.01.1957)
Hon. Brig.
31.01.1957
Distinguished Service Order DSO
09.11.1944
Arnhem 09.44
31.01.1929


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 2nd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [evacuated])



senior instructor in anti-tank warfare at the School of Artillery
12.1951
-
07.1954
Commanding Officer, 2nd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
Played First-Class cricket, 1932.
Lipmann-Kessel,
[Prof.] Alexander William
A.W. Lipmann-Kessel (Photo from pegasusarchive.org)
A.W. Lipmann-Kessel (Photo from pegasusarchive.org)
A.W. Lipmann-Kessel 
Of Jewish descent.
Changed name from Lipmann Kessel to A.W. Lippmann- Kessel by deed poll, dated 26.05.1937.

Married 1st, Mary (née Morgan).
Married 2nd, Peggy (née Oughton); two sons.
Married 3rd, Beryl (née Tilley); two daughters.
From London.

19.12.1914
Pretoria, South Africa
-
05.06.1986
Lambeth, London
[Oosterbeek General Cemetery]
Lt.
14.03.1942 [227647]
WS/Capt.
14.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
MC
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: Pretoria High School; University of the Witwatersrand; St Mary's Hospital, London (MRCS Eng 30.07.1937; LRCP Lond 30.07.1937); FRCS 1947
14.03.1942


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


General Duties Surgeon, 16th Parachute Field Ambulance (Arnhem [POW, escaped])
Junior hospital appointments; Senior  Registrar Orthopaedics, St Mary's Hospital, London, 1946; Clinical Resident Assistant, Instistute of Orthopaedics, 1947; Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: Fulham, St Mary Abbots, and Charing Cross Hospitals.; Prof. of Orthopaedics, and Director of Clinical Studies, Institute of Orthopaedics, University of
London, 1976-80. Samuel Camp Visiting Prof., Harvard Medical School, 1967. Codman Lecturer, Internatational Shoulder Surg.-Maj.­Maj. Conf., Toronto, 1983; Guildal Lecturer, Copenhagen, 1983.
Hon. Consultant Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital;
Hon. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital.
Published:
Surgeon at arms, 1956; 2nd ed. 1977 (war memoirs); (contrib.) Clinical Surgery, 1967; (contrib.) Watson­Jones, Fractures and Joint Injuries, 1977; (contrib.) Triumphs of Medicine, 1977; Colour Atlas of Clinical Orthopaedics, 1980; Clinical Disorders of the Shoulder, 1981; Shoulder Surgery, 1982; Rotator Cuff Rupture and Repair, 1986; articles on orthop. surg. in jls; posthumous publication: Diagnostic Picture Tests in Orthopaedics, 1986
Livesey,
Trevor John
T.J. Livesey
Son of ... Livesey, and ... Marlow.
09.01.1920
St Asaph district, Denbighshire / Flintshire
-
07.07.1959
St Albans district
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.01.1942 [222702]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
18.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
MC
11.02.1943
North Africa 42-43 (Algeria, Tunesia)
Education: Kings School, Chester
17.01.1942


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


Officer Commanding, B Troop, 1st Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem; [POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 611) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
Livingstone,
James Stewart
"Jim"

Married Linda (née ...); ... children.

04.10.1915
-
05.1998
Leicester, Leicestershire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
06.09.1941 [203638]
WS/Lt.
19.10.1941
T/Capt.
21.05.1943
WS/Capt.
20.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
MC
09.11.1944
Arnhem 09.44
06.09.1941


commissioned, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, C Company, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [evacuated])
Llewellyn-Jones,
Arvian David
  see: Jones, Arvian David  
Lloyd,
?
Lloyd
?
-
2nd Lt.
?
WS/Lt.
?
?


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


D Troop, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA [attached Divisional Troops] (Arnhem)
[according to C. van Roekel's "Who was who in the Battle of Arnhem"; doubtful, as UNSUBSTANTIATED by other sources]
Lock,
Frederick John de Riveilla
F.J. de R. Lock

Married ((12?).1945, Grantham district, Lincolnshire) Joan E. Orchard.
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.01.1940 [113764]
WS/Lt.
21.07.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
13.07.1943-...1943



Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst (from Rifle Brigade)
02.01.1940


commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
21.11.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 2 Provost Section, 1st Airborne Divisional Provost Company [attached 4th Parachute Brigade] (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 626) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
Locke,
?
Locke

[same as F.J. de R. Lock ??]
?
-
Lt.
?
?


commissioned into ? [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 11 Platoon (D Company), 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Lockett,
Bernard Stanley
"Ben"
B.S. Lockett (Photo courtesy of Mr Eugène Wijnhoud)
Son of ... Lockett, and ... Cooper.

15.01.1916
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
08.2000
Southampton district, Hampshire
Cadet
? [407571]
2nd Lt.
04.03.1944 [312164]
WS/Lt.
04.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
escape & evasion
04.03.1944


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


Troop Officer, A Troop, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA [attached 1st Parachute Battalion] (Arnhem [wounded, POW, escaped, evaded])
Lockyer,
Leslie Arthur George
L.A.G. Lockyer (Photo courtesy of Mr Stephen L. Lockyer)
Son of Arthur Francis Lockyer (1881-?), and Polly Chynoweth Beebee (1882-?).
Married 1st.
Married 2nd; two sons.
29.05.1913
Christchurch, Hampshire
-
25.12.1994
Bournemouth district, Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.01.1943 [259999]
WS/Lt.
16.07.1943 (retd 18.03.1946; disability)
A/Capt. ?
?
Hon. Capt.
18.03.1946
16.01.1943


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


RASC detachment, 1st Airlanding Brigade (Arnhem)
[about 21 Sept badly wounded by a mortar blast, after which his left leg was amputated at the St Elisabeth Hospital in Arnhem; captured]
09.1944
-
04.1945
POW in German captivity
Worked into his seventies as a sales representative. Became an active member of a local ex-servicemen’s club as treasurer and entertainments secretary.
Loder-Symonds,
Robert Guy

R.G. Loder-Symonds R.G. Loder-Symonds


Son of Capt. Robert Francis Loder-Symonds, formerly The Cheshire Regt. and of Agnes Muriel Loder- Symonds.
Husband of Merlin A. Loder-Symonds, of Hindon, Wiltshire.

01.03.1913
-
11.11.1945
(aircraft accident)
[Jakarta War Cemetery 5.F.2]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
31.08.1933 [56606]
Lt.
31.08.1936
A/Capt.
07.04.1940-06.07.1940
T/Capt.
07.07.1940-07.07.1941
WS/Capt.
08.07.1941
Capt.
31.08.1941
A/Maj.
08.04.1941-07.07.1941
T/Maj.
08.07.1941-21.10.1942, 02.02.1943-17.12.1943
WS/Maj.
18.12.1943
A/Lt.Col.
18.09.1943-17.12.1943
T/Lt.Col.
18.12.1943-28.03.1945
WS/Lt.Col.
29.03.1945
A/Col.
29.09.1944-28.03.1945
T/Col.
29.03.1945
A/Brig.
29.09.1944-28.03.1945
T/Brig.
29.03.1945
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.02.1942
Middle Eas (Egypt and Libya)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.08.1942
Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
MC
08.07.1941
Middle East 12.40-02.41 (Egypt and Libya)
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41
Mention in Despatches MID
30.06.1942
Middle East 07.41-10.41
DSC(US)
14.11.1947
Arnhem 09.44 (full citation)
? ?
17.10.1946
Freedom Cross (Norway)
Education: Royal Military Academy
31.08.1933


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(01.1937)


22nd Field Brigade RA (Shorncliffe)
(01.1939)
-
30.04.1940
1st Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Bulford) (UK, France)
01.05.1940
-
07.04.1941
Adjutant, 1st Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (France, UK, Egypt)
08.04.1941
-
summer1942
Battery Commander, 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (Tobruk, Alamein; wounded)
23.09.1943
-
26.01.1944
Commanding Officer, 92nd (Loyals) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
01.1944
-
summer1945
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [evacuated], Norway)
summer1945
-
11.11.1945
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 5th Indian Division (Burma)
Logan,
James Watt
"Jimmy"
J.W. Logan
 
From Glasgow.
Residence: (1943) Bearsden, Dumbartonshire.

?
-
Lt.
05.06.1941 [188966]
WS/Capt.
05.06.1942
Capt. TA
01.05.1947, seniority 05.06.1942
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.06.1943
North Africa 42-43 (Algeria, Tunisia)
Order of the Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL
20.03.1947
Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree 09.02.1946
Education: University of Glasgow (MB, ChB 23.10.1940).
05.06.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(1942)
-
(1943)
Officer Commanding, HQ Section, 16th Parachute Field Ambulance (North Africa)
(09.1944)


Regimental Medical Officer, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 52889) in German captivity (Stalag IX-C, Mühlhausen, Hessen)
01.05.1947
-
25.01.1951
served Territorial Army
25.01.1951
-
31.03.1967
served Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Long,
Michael William
M.W. Long
?
-

[possibly:
22.04.1923
-
10.1987
Bracknell, Berkshire]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
26.09.1942 [245325]
WS/Lt.
26.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
26.09.1942


commissioned, King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
10.12.1943


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


Section Commander, F Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2140) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Manager, Technical Publications, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.
Longden,
David Gordon
D.G. Longden
Son of David Longden, and Gladys Poppie Charley, of Upton-on-Severn & London NW1.
Married (16.03.1946, King's Chapel of the Savoy, London) Patricia Audrey Margaret Turner.
15.04.1915
Winchcomb district, Gloucestershire / Worcestershire
-
01.1997
Salisbury, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 05.04.1941 [180633]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 29.07.1953)
Hon. Lt. 29.07.1953
05.04.1941     commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Intelligence Officer, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 549) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bavaria)
Joined Colonial Administrative Service. Seconded for one year to the Colonial Office, 1945-1946. Secretariat, Nyasaland & assistant distirct commissioner, Zomba, 08.1946-07.1948. ADC & private secretary to Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Nyasaland, 07.1948-1949. Under Sheriff of Surrey (and London), 1983.
Longland,
Cedric James
"Shorty"
C.J. Longland
Son of Frank Longland. Married (1945) Helen Mary Cripps; three daughters.
Residence: (1943) East Molesey, Surrey.

30.09.1914
Belgian Congo
-
14.01.1991
[Grittleton, nr. Chippenham, Wiltshire]
[Holy Cross Churchyard, Ashton Keynes]
Lt. 06.06.1942 [236049]
WS/Capt. 06.06.1943
T/Maj. 18.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Lieutenant, Royal Victorian Order LVO 03.05.1949 for treatment of King George VI
MC 23.03.1944 Sicily
Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (Netherlands) BK 20.03.1947 Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree 09.02.1946
Education: Monkton Combe School; St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School; MB, BS (Hons in Medicine) London, 03.02.1937; LRCP Eng 1937; MRCS Eng 1937; FRCS Eng 1939; MS London, 1949; psc.
House Surgeon and Demonstrator of Pathology, St Bartholomew's Hospital until 1942.
06.06.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(1942) - (09.1944) Specialist Surgeon, 16th Parachute Field Ambulance (North Africa, Arnhem [POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW in German captivity (escaped, but was recaptured); Reserve-Lazarett
1945     Senior Medical Officer, Bermuda Command
First Assistant, Surgical Professorial Unit, St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1947; Assistant Surgical Professorial Unit, University College Hospital, 1951. Consultant surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1954-77.
Published: articles in Lancet and British Journal of Surgery
Lonsdale,
Richard Thomas Henry
"Dickie"
R.T.H. Lonsdale R.T.H. Lonsdale
R.T.H. Lonsdale R.T.H. Lonsdale
R.T.H. Lonsdale R.T.H. Lonsdale
Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Robert Lonsdale, of Lancefield, Camberley & Carrick-on-Shannon, Eire.
Married (11.08.1945, St Peter's, Pedmore, Worcestershire) Yvonne Perry, VAD, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Edgar Perry, of Lark Hill, Pedmore, Worcestershire.

27.12.1913
-
23.11.1988
Bath district, Somerset
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.08.1936 [69129]
Lt. 27.08.1939
A/Capt. 08.11.1939-01.02.1940, 06.02.1940-13.02.1940
T/Capt. 14.02.1940-19.11.1940, 01.09.1941-26.12.1942
Capt. 07.02.1943, seniority 27.12.1942
A/Maj. 01.01.1943-02.02.1943, 26.05.1943-22.07.1943
T/Maj. 23.07.1943-25.12.1944
WS/Maj. 26.12.1944
Maj. 07.02.1948 (Unemployed List 13.02.1950; own request) (restored to Employed List 23.02.1950) (retd 29.06.1951)
A/Lt.Col. 26.09.1944-25.12.1944
T/Lt.Col. 26.12.1944-...
Hon. Lt.Col. 29.06.1951
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.12.1943 Sicily 07.43
Distinguished Service Order DSO 09.11.1944 Arnhem 09.44
MC 25.10.1940 Waziristan operations 39
NW Frontier of India 37-39 Medal & Clasp.
Education: Royal Military College; psc.
27.08.1936     commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment
(01.1937)     2nd Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment (Aldershot)
(01.1939)     1st Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment (Razmak, Waziristan)
(1941)     151st Parachute Battalion, renamed (10.1941): 156th Parachute Battalion (India)
(07.1943)     Officer Commanding, A Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Sicily)
(09.1944)     Second-in-Command, 11th Parachute Battalion & Commander, Lonsdale Force (Arnhem [wounded])
1944? - 1945 Commanding Officer, 3rd Parachute Battalion
      served in Palestine
22.08.1951 - 27.12.1963 Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Irish Guards
Private means, Jersey, Channel Islands.
Louis,
Percy
P. Louis
Son (with one sister) of Mr. S. Louis, and Mrs. R. Louis, of Highfield, Crawley Down, Sussex.

1915 ?
London
-

24.09.1944
(MIA) [age 29]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 9]
Lt. 30.11.1939 [112068]
WS/Capt. 30.11.1940
Mention in Despatches MID? 1940? France?
Education: MRCS Eng 31.01.1939, LRCP Lond 31.01.1939.
30.11.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
1940 - 1943 Medical Officer, 4th Battalion The Buffs (France & Malta) (despatches?)
(09.1944)     Liaison Officer, 133rd Parachute Field Ambulance RAMC [attached HQ 1st Airborne Corps; crossed the river] (Arnhem [missing in action])
Low,
Angus Feredith Webster
A.F.W. Low

28.01.1921
Angus, Scotland
-
06.2002
East Dorset
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.04.1941 [180708]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 22.07.1944
WS/Capt. ?
Capt. RARO 18.04.1951
Hon. Maj. 18.04.1951
Mention in Despatches MID 01.11.1945 escape & evasion
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 18.02.1949 -
05.04.1941     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
01.11.1941     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.09.1942     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, 20 Flight (B Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
18.04.1951     transferred from Glider Pilot and Parachute Corps (GP) to the Gordon Highlanders - Regular Army Reserve of Officers

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 

When using material from this website, please acknowledge the source as "World War II unit histories & officers". Thanks.  © J.N. (Hans) Houterman

Some Arnhem links:




or go directly to their excellent links page
(each individual website might contain useful links as well, so don't forget to check these too)

Free counter and web stats