British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Aaron,
Carl
C. Aaron

Son of David Aaron, and Susannah Leah Thornton.
Married ((06?).1942, Manchester district, Lancashire) Dorothy Polluk (1913? - (03?).1968).

(06?).1914
Blackburn district, Lancashire
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2nd Lt. 13.03.1943 [267892]
WS/Lt. 13.12.1943 (reld 1947)
13.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Aaronson,
Eliezer Jacob
E.J. Aaronson
Son of ... Aaronson, and ... Chaikin.

(09?).1918
Knaresborough district, West Riding of Yorkshire
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Gnr. ? ? [1470507]
2nd Lt. 01.08.1942 [256942]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1943
01.08.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Aarstad,
Martin Charlton
M.C. Aarstad
Son of Martin Aarstad (1859?-), and Mary J. Aarstad (1859?-1932).
Married ((09?).1937, Fylde district, Lancashire) Peggy Lambert.
(12?).1898 Gateshead district, Durham
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14.08.1963
Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne
2nd Lt. 20.05.1940 [131483]
WS/Lt. 20.08.1940
T/Capt. 20.08.1940
Hon. Capt. 1945/46 (retd)
20.05.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
Office manager.
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Aarvold,
[His Honour Sir] Carl Douglas
C.D. Aarvold C.D. Aarvold
C.D. Aarvold C.D. Aarvold
C.D. Aarvold

Son of late O.P. and J.M. Aarvold, of Highnam, West Hartlepool, County Durham.
Married (1934) Noeline Etrenne Hill (? - 2005), Denton Park, Yorks; three sons.

07.06.1907
Hartlepool, Durham
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17.03.1991
West Humble, Dorking district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939 [104391] (reld < 04.1946)
WS/Capt. 07.04.1941
T/Maj. 22.07.1943
WS/Maj. 16.05.1944
T/Lt.Col. 1944/45?
Hon. Lt.Col. 1945/46
- Kt 01.01.1968 New Year 68
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
Territorial Decoration TD 1950 ?
Education: Durham School (09.1920-07.1925; Langley House (North Bailey; School Monitor; Head of School 1924-25; XI, 1923, 24, 25; XV, 1923, 24 (captain after Christmas); Sports Challenge Cup 1925; Five Challenges Cup 1925); Emmanuel College, Cambridge (Law Tripos, Pt. I, 1927; BA, 1928; Emm. Coll. XV 1925, 26, 27, 28; Em. Coll. XI 1926, 27, 28; Camb. XV 1925, 26, 27, 28; CURFC sec. 1926; capt. 1928; Camb. Univ. Fives team 1926, 27 (capt.), 28; English XV (Argentine Tour), 1927; British XV (Australia & N.Z.), 1930; English XV v. NSW XV (Waratahs), 1928; v. South Africa XV (Springboks), 1932 (capt.); English XV v. Scotland, 1928, 31 (capt.), 32 (capt,); v. Ireland, 1928, 29, 32 (capt,); v. Wales, 1928, 29, 31, 32 (capt.), 33 (capt.); v. France 1928, 29, 31; Durham and Northumberland XV v. S. Africans 1931; Durham County XV, 1929-34 (capt. 1930, 31, 32, 33); Blackheath capt., 1932-33; Hon. Fellow, 1976).
Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1932.
      late Cadet Company Sergeant Major, Durham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
02.09.1939     commissioned, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
Judge. North Eastern Circuit. Master of the Bench, Inner Temple, 1959. Recorder of Pontefract, 1951-54; a Judge of the Mayor's and City of London Court, 1954-59; Common Serjeant, City of London, 1959-64; Recorder of the City of London, 1964-1975. Chairman, City of London QS, 1969-71.
Chairman, Inner London Probation Committee, 1965-75; President, Central Council of Probation Committees, 1968-75; Chairman, Home Secretary's Advice Board on Restricted Patients, 1978-81. Chairman: RAC, 1978-81; Statutory Committee, Pharmaceutical Society, 1981-86. DL Surrey, 1973. Hon. LLD Dalhousie, 1962; Hon. DCL Durham, 1965. President, Lawn Tennis Association, 1962-81.
"A top class sportsman" who "played rugby for England at wing threequarter, winning 16 caps in all and captaining the national side. He also played other games to a very high standard." He played in the 1926 Varsity Match, at Roehampton, the first full fixture (won by Cambridge by 334-241), also in 1927, and captained the VIII in 1928 (when Oxford won by 2 points!).
Abadir,
Francis
F. Abadir
?
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Lt. 08.12.1939 [111562]
WS/Capt. 08.12.1940 (retd < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Education: Edinburgh & St George's Medical Schools (LRCP, MRCS, 26.10.1939).
08.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Abadir,
Samwil Kaldas
S.K. Abadir
?
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Lt. 29.05.1943 [287337]
WS/Capt. 29.05.1944 (retd 10.09.1946)
29.05.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Egypt Section [emergency commission]
Abate,
Arthur Tobia
A.T. Abate
Married 1st ((06?).1935, Solihull district, Warwickshire) Doris M. Cooke.
Married 2nd ((09?).1960, Kensington district, London) Margaret M. Dunne.
31.01.1911
St Pancras district, London
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04.1990
Honiton district, Devon
Cadet ? [16001262]
2nd Lt. 18.12.1943 [303451]
WS/Lt. 18.12.1943
Lt. 01.03.1947, seniority 31.01.1934
A/Capt. 21.04.1944-20.07.1944
T/Capt. 21.07.1944-28.02.1947
Capt. 01.03.1947, seniority 31.01.1942
A/Maj. 01.07.1947-30.09.1947
T/Maj. 01.10.1947-23.11.1948
Maj. 24.11.1948
T/Lt.Col. 01.10.1952-31.03.1953
Lt.Col. 01.04.1953 [Employed List 1 13.08.1956]
T/Col. 07.08.1954
Brig. 31.03.1961 (retd 03.04.1963)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 09.06.1955 HM's birthday 55
Education: BSc (Eng.).
      served in the ranks for 169 days
18.12.1943     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission to 28.02.1947]
21.04.1944 - 30.06.1944 lecturer, Electrical Engineering Branch, Military College of Science (Fire Control School)
01.03.1947     permanent commission
01.07.1947 - 10.09.1947 instructor, Military College of Science
07.10.1947 - 09.10.1948 Technical Staff Officer, 2nd grade (TSO2), Military College of Science
01.12.1948 - 14.02.1949 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Tech.), ...
30.01.1951 - 05.11.1951 Deputy Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering, HQ Anti-Aircraft Group
22.12.1951 - 30.09.1952 TSO2 (MCS), Department of Guided Weapons
01.10.1952 - 06.08.1954 TSO1, Department of Guided Weapons
07.08.1954 - 05.06.1955 Military Representative to the Director-General of Guided Weapons
AMIEE.
Abbatt,
Lindley Charles
L.C. Abbatt
Elder son of Charles James Abbatt, and Mrs Abbatt, of Street, Somerset.
Married ((12?).1944, Westminster district, London) Yvonne Rosalie Silvanus ((06?).1920 - ), Subaltern ATS, twin daughter of Eric Walters M. Silvanus (1880-1958) and Maude Cameron Taylor (1884-1971), of Ubbeston Green, Suffolk.
25.11.1909
Bishops Storford district, Essex / Hertfordshire
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10.1989
Surrey North-Western district
2nd Lt. 24.04.1943 [273274]
WS/Lt. 24.10.1943
24.04.1943     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
25.10.1943 - (04.1944) Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Section, Eastern Command
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Abbatt,
R G
R.G. Abbatt
?
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2nd Lt. ?
?     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (for service with the Army Cadet Force, County of Middlesex)
Abbay,
John Richard
J.R. Abbay
Son (with one sister, who married Lt.Col. I.J.D. Stevenson-Hamilton) of Col. Bryan Norman Abbay, CB (1881-1947), and Etty Maud Julius (1891-1983) [divorced; she remarried L.B.L. Hughes], of East Soham, Suffolk, and Meru, Kenya.

further biographical material (obituaries, reference works) might be available upon request

28.08.1915
Polperro, Liskeard district, Cornwall
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12.06.1941
Cirencester district, Gloucestershire / Wiltshire (sporting-gun accident)
[Oxford Crematorium, left hand column]
2nd Lt.. 27.08.1936 [69159]
Lt. 27.08.1939
T/Capt. late 1940
Education: Dulwich College (1933-1934; boarder in The Orchard); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (31.08.1934-1936) [personal information sheet].
Member, Essex Union Hunt.
27.08.1936     commissioned, The Essex Regiment
27.08.1936 - 20.04.1939 2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment (Warley)
21.04.1939 - 09.06.1939 Adjutant, 5th Battalion The Essex Regiment (Territorial Army) (temporarily)
10.06.1939 - 12.06.1941 2nd/4th Battalion The Essex Regiment (UK, France [Dunkirk], Shropshire)
Abberton,
Leslie George
L.G. Abberton
Married ((06?).1939, Andover district, Hampshire) Peggy Bunney Marchant (17.04.1919 - (06?).1983).
03.01.1914
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07.2001
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 19.04.1941 [182593]
WS/Lt. 19.04.1941
T/Capt. 10.02.1943
19.04.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      Instructor in FC
Abbey,
Miss Dorothy Evelyn Barbara
D.E.B. Abbey
?
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2nd Sub. 09.10.1942 [250007]
WS/Sub. 09.04.1943
Hon. Sub. 1945/46 (reld)
09.10.1942     commissioned, Auxiliary Territorial Service
Abbey,
George Sidney
G.S. Abbey
02.01.1910 ?
Huddersfield district, Yorkshire - West Riding, West Yorkshire ?
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04.1995 ?
Leeds district, Yorkshire ?
2nd Lt. 24.06.1939 [94801]
WS/Lt. 30.12.1940
T/Capt. 30.12.1940
      late Cadet, Taunton School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.06.1939     commissioned, The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
20.01.1943     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
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Abbey,
Ian Edward
I.E. Abbey
Eldest son of Edward Burdett Abbey (1896-1962), and Hilda Margaret Bailey (1894?-1962), of Margate.
Married (31.12.1949, Canterbury, Kent) Joan "Jane" Ayers (née Ford), daughter of Capt. W. Ford, MN, and Mrs Ford, of Herne Bay.
29.07.1920
Eton district, Hertfordshire / Oxfordshire / Buckinhamshire / Middlesex
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2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [162408]
WS/Lt. 11.10.1941
T/Capt. 11.10.1941
WS/Capt. 23.05.1945
T/Maj. 23.05.1945
Mentioned in Despatches MID 07.11.1946 special operations SE Asia
21.12.1940     commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
      [Combined Operations HQ  ??]
Abbey,
John Howard
J.H. Abbey
?
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19.04.1944
(KIA)
[Imphal War Cemetery, 9.E.17]
2nd Lt. 28.12.1940 [165472]
WS/Lt. 28.06.1942
T/Capt. 15.11.1943
Mentioned in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma / Eastern Frontier India
 
28.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
? - 19.04.1944 attached 38th Battery, 29th Light Mountain Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery
Abbey,
John Roland
J.R. Abbey
Eldest of three sons of William Henry Abbey, a brewer, and Florence Belcher.
Married (07.06.1921) Lady Ursula Helen Cairns (1899-), daughter of Wilfred Cairns, 4th Earl Cairns; two daughters.
Of Greyfriars, Storrington.

23.11.1894
Brighton
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24.12.1969
London
T/2nd Lt. 27.11.1914 [48360]
A/Capt. 08.09.1917 (additional)
T/Capt. 17.01.1919
Capt. 08.08.1919  (retd 10.1943)
T?/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 19.10.1946
27.11.1914     commissioned, The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) 
17.01.1919     Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal, attached to a HQ unit
?     transferred, Regular Army Reserve of Officers, Class II
22.03.1941     transferred, Army Catering Corps
17.11.1941     transferred, The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)
1941 - 10.1943 staff officer to the Admiral-Superintendent, Great Yarmouth
High Sheriff, Sussex, 1949-1950. Book collector.
Abbey,
Walter Frederick
W.F. Abbey
?
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2nd Lt. 19.12.1941 [222182]
WS/Lt. 19.12.1941
T/Capt. 22.12.1942
Hon. Capt. 1945/46 (retd)
19.12.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Abbey,
William George
W.G. Abbey
?
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2nd Lt. 26.08.1940 [146552]
WS/Capt. 14.07.1942
T/Maj. 14.07.1942
WS/Maj. 01.09.1944
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 1945/46 (retd)
26.08.1940     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
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Abbie,
John Lochart
J.L. Abbie
?
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RQMS ?
2nd Lt. 14.09.1940 [147042]
WS/Lt. 10.08.1941
T/Capt. 18.05.1943
Hon. Capt. 1945/46 (retd)
Military Medal MM ? ?
14.09.1940     commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
Abbiss,
Frederick Kenneth
F.K. Abbiss
Son of William Frederick Abbiss, and Elizabeth Ann Abbiss.
Married ((06?).1933, Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire) Doris M. Shears.
31.01.1905
Brentford, Middlesex
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(03?).1979
Kingsbridge district, Devonshire
2nd Lt. 25.09.1943 [294875]
Lt. & Paym. 25.03.1945
25.09.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [emergency commission]
Abbiss,
Harry John
H.J. Abbiss
Son of Harry W. Abbiss, and Cicely E. Green.
Married ((03?).1941, Truro district, Cornwall) Marie J.L. Baker.
(09?).1919
Erpingham district, Norfolk
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Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1938 [76584]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
Capt. 27.10.1945
A/Maj. 15.06.1942
      served in the ranks, 56th (Cornwall) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA
17.08.1938     commissioned, Royal Engineers - Territorial Army (Devon & Cornwall (Fortress))
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
01.08.1940     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Abbiss,
Richard Albert
R.A. Abbiss
Son of Ernest F. Abbiss, and Grace J. Dunton.
Married ((06?).1944, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Pauline M. Thomas.
(03?).1921
Biggleswade district,  Cambridgeshire / Bedfordshire / Huntingtonshire / Northhamptonshire
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2nd Lt. 17.05.1941 [187359]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 16.09.1944
17.05.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Abbiss,
William James
W.J. Abbiss
?
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2nd Lt. 29.05.1942 [235106]
WS/Lt. 29.11.1942
Hon. Lt. 1945/46 (retd)
29.05.1942     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]

 

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