British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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C.E. Acarnley   to   P.G.D. Aizlewood
Acarnley,
Cyril Ernest
C.E. Acarnley
30.01.1893
Shoreditch, London, Middlesex
-
(03?).1982
Bournemouth district, Dorset
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. 26.10.1918
T/Capt. 26.08.1918-15.08.1919
2nd Lt. 08.12.1939 [110209]
WS/Lt. 12.02.1940
T/Capt. 20.05.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 18.05.1941
T/Maj. 06.09.1942-(04.1946)
(1918)     Service Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
26.08.1918 - 15.08.1919 seconded as Brigade Physical and Bayonet Training Supervising Officer
      late Captain, Indian Army
08.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
      part of the administration of Luxembourg until the re-establishment of its government at the end of WW2
Acaster,
John Nicholson
J.N. Acaster
04.08.1910
-
12.2003
Lincolnshire
2nd Lt.
25.11.1942 [283896]
WS/Lt.
25.05.1944
25.11.1942


commissioned, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers - Speical List (for service with the Army Cadet Force - Buckingham)
Ace,
Thomas John
T.J. Ace
?
-
2nd Lt.
18.07.1936 [68415]
Lt.
18.07.1939
T/Capt.
25.08.1944
Capt.
1946?, seniority 11.04.1945
Territorial Decoration TD
18.04.1947
?
18.07.1936


commissioned, The Welch Regiment - Territorial Army (5th Battalion)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



employed The King's African Rifles
Ace,
William Onslow
W.O. Ace
27.08.1918
-
01.1991
Llanelli, Dyfed
2nd Lt.
01.03.1941 [176245]
WS/Lt.
01.09.1942
T/Capt.
12.08.1944
01.03.1941


commissioned, The Welch Regiment [emergency commission]
Acford,
Peter Frank
P.F. Acford
Son of Frederick William Acford (1883-1961), and Millicent Hilda Frampton (1885-1969).
Married 1st (20.06.1946, Venice, Italy; divorced 24.06.1965) Elda Maria Agnese Babillo (15.02.1919 - 03.1990); two sons.
Married 2nd (02.07.1966, Bristol, Gloucestershire district, Somerset) Dorothy R. Smith (née Hill).
23.09.1916
Sandown, Isle of Wight
-
07.05.1999
Bristol, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 28.03.1942 [229492]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 06.03.1943-22.01.1946
WS/Capt. 23.01.1946 (reld 08.1948)
A/Maj. 10.1945
T/Maj. 23.01.1946-08.1947
Hon. Maj. 08.1948
Mentioned in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
28.03.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Acharya,
Bindiganavale Srinivas Srinivas
B.S.S. Acharya
12.04.1910
-
06.1996
Surrey Northern
Lt.
10.01.1942 [221814]
WS/Capt.
10.01.1943
Education: MB
10.01.1942


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Acheson,
Alexander Mayfield
A.M. Acheson
?
-
Lt. (QM)
01.04.1938 [75890]
WS/Capt.
01.11.1942
Capt. (QM)
11.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Maj.
31.10.1945
Hon. Maj. (QM)
> 04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire MBE
?
?
Territorial Decoration TD
13.04.1951
?
01.04.1938


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army [44th (Leicester Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Battalion]
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
01.08.1940


transferred to the Royal Regiment of Artillery
(04.1944)


specially employed
?
-
12.06.1953
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Acheson,
Charles Anthony
C.A. Acheson
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.08.1942 [242852]
WS/Lt.
01.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Capt. TA
? (retd 01.04.1967)
01.08.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Acheson,
H W K
H.W.K. Acheson
?
-
2nd Lt.
20.11.1943 [300412 ?]
WS/Lt.
20.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
20.11.1943


commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Acheson,
J G
J.G. Acheson
?
-
Lt.
02.09.1939 [...]
T/Capt.
01.06.1943



commissioned, ... - Territorial Army



Special List - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
(04.1944)


specially employed
Acheson,
J F
J.F. Acheson
?
-
2nd Lt. ?



commissioned,
Acheson,
J M T
J.M.T. Acheson
?
-
2nd Lt. ?



commissioned,
Acheson,
Patrick Merrick
P.M. Acheson
Son (with four brothers and three sisters) of John Fleetwood Acheson (1855?-1922), and Jessie McNicol (1865?-1958), of Lambeth, London, later of Sydenham, Kent.
Brother of Cdr. (E) Douglas Harold Acheson, RN.
Married ((12?).1924, Camberwell district, London) Nora Cheney, MRCS, LRCP (06.09.1900 - (03?).1981).
08.10.1898
Uttoxeter district, Derbyshire / Staffordshire
-
17.01.1959
Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Lt. 01.06.1940 [133128]
WS/Capt. 09.02.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 09.02.1941-(04.1944)
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
Education: Dulwich College (15.09.1909-07.1917; Shooting VIII 1917, Gymnastics VI 1916/17; exhibitioner); King's College Hospital (MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond (1923); Warneford Scholar 1917).
House surgeon, King's College Hospital, 1923-1924. Assistant Medical Officer, Lambeth Hospital, Brook  Street, 1924.
1917 - 1918 Cadet 24th Officers' Cadet Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
01.06.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Medical practitioner. Honorary Surgeon, King's College Hospital. Ran a practice with his wife as P.M. & N. Acheson, at Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Acheson,
Robert Russell
R.R. Acheson
?
-
2nd Lt. 25.02.1940 [121306]



Cadet, Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst (for The Somerset Light Infantry)
25.02.1940


commissioned, The Queen's Regiment
Acheson,
Stanley
S. Acheson
12.01.1895
Manchester, Lancashire
-
09.1984
Poole, Dorset
T/2nd Lt.
23.03.1915-14.04.1917
T/Lt.
15.04.1917-08.11.1920
Lt.
09.11.1920, seniority 01.07.1917 [9868]
Capt.
28.03.1927
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Lt.Col.
03.12.1939-22.02.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
23.02.1944
A/Col.
23.08.1943-22.02.1944
T/Col.
23.02.1944
Hon. Col.
18.04.1948 (retd)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
OBE
10.06.1948
HM's birthday 48
Member of the Order of the British Empire
MBE
04.06.1934
HM's birthday 34
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
France & Flanders
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp



from the ranks of the Canadian Military Forces
09.09.1915
-
11.11.1918
served France & Belgium (wounded)
09.11.1920


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps
22.07.1927
-
21.07.1932
attached to Sudan Defence Force
late 1930s


served Palestine
(04.1944)


specially employed
Acheson,
Sydney Edwin Albert
S.E.A. Acheson
?
-
2nd Lt.
03.10.1942 [247550]
WS/Lt.
03.04.1943
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
(1945/46)
03.10.1942


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Acheson,
Vincent William
V.W. Acheson
?
-
2nd Lt.
02.03.1940 [124069]
WS/Lt.
02.09.1941
T/Capt.
01.05.1942
02.03.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Acheson,
William Brodie
W.B. Acheson
?
-
2nd Lt. 20.07.1941 [198947]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 21.02.1945
20.07.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Acheson-Gray,
Charles Nevill
C.N. Acheson-Gray
?
-
Cadet ? [2665601]
2nd Lt. 01.10.1943 [295068]
WS/Lt. ?
01.10.1943     commissioned, The Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
Acheson-Gray,
Charles Reginald
C.R. Acheson-Gray
(06?).1908
Eastbourne district, Sussex
-
23.04.1968
Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge district, Kent
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 06.04.1940 [126638]
WS/Lt. ?
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. ?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 13.06.1947 -
06.04.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Printers representative.
Acheson-Gray,
Douglas Arthur Percy
D.A.P. Acheson-Gray
Son of ... Acheson-Gray, and ... Gabb.
25.08.1912
Hambledon district, Surrey / Sussex
-
(09?).1981
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London
2nd Lt. 25.02.1939 [85379]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
Lt. 11.04.1945
T/Capt. 13.09.1942
A/Maj. 13.09.1942
Hon. Capt. ?
Territorial Decoration TD 04.08.1950 -
25.02.1939     commissioned, The Welch Regiment  - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
01.08.1940     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
? - 29.12.1962 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Acheson-Webb,
R,
Esq.
R. Acheson-Webb
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Achilles,
D A
D.A. Achilles
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Achotogui,
J J
J.J. Achotogui
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Achurch,
R B
R.B. Achurch
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackerley,
C L
C.L. Ackerley
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackerley,
G
G. Ackerley
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackerley,
J
J. Ackerley
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackerley,
K G
K.G. Ackerley
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackerman,
C H
C.H. Ackerman
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackerman,
H L
H.L. Ackerman
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackerman,
L T
L.T. Ackerman
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackerman,
R G
R.G. Ackerman
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackerman,
W L
W.L. Ackerman
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackernley,
M C
M.C. Ackernley
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackernley,
T L
T.L. Ackernley
?
-
Capt. 08.03.1938
      commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
Ackers,
C H S
C.H.S. Ackers
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackers,
H
H. Ackers
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackers,
W A
W.A. Ackers
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
B H
B.H. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
B N
B.N. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
C F R
C.F.R. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. 19.11.1938
WS/Maj. 11.08.1943
T/Lt.Col. 11.08.1943
19.11.1938     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
(04.1944)     School of Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Ackland,
F R D
F.R.D. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
G T
G.T. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
H A
H.A. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
H J
H.J. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
J V
J.V. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
Mrs M S
M.S. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
N
N. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackland,
W
W. Ackland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackrill,
J L
J.L. Ackrill
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackrill,
E B
E.B. Ackrill
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
A E G
A.E.G. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
A H
A.H. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
C
C. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
D
D. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
D F
D.F. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
E J F
E.J.F. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
E N
E.N. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
H C
H.C. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
Henry James
H.J. Ackroyd (Photo courtesy of Mr David Ackroyd)
Son of Arthur Ackroyd, Royal Garrison Artillery, and Agnes Evangeline "Eva" Cockburn.
Married (1936, Karachi, India) Kay Ackroyd; two sons.
14.07.1906
Shoeburyness
-
23.02.1957
Surbiton, Surrey
Wt.Offr. I ?
2nd Lt. 25.06.1942 [63898]
WS/Lt. 1943?, seniority 25.06.1942
WS/Capt. 05.11.1945
T/Maj. 05.11.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.08.1947, seniority 05.11.1945 (reld 24.08.1950; disability)
Hon. Maj. 24.08.1950
      posted to Chichester
1935 - 1942 posted to India (NW Frontier)
25.06.1942     commissioned, Army Educational Corps [emergency commission]
      posted to Orkney (for 2 years)
(1945) - 1950 posted to Perth, then postings the south of the UK, Nairobi (Kenya), then Cairo & Ismylia
01.08.1947 - 24.08.1950 short service commission
Ackroyd,
J
J. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
J G
J.G. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Ackroyd,
J W
J.W. Ackroyd
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acland,
Miss A D
A.D. Acland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acland,
[Sir] Antony Guy;
5th Baronet (cr. 1890)
A.G. Acland
Son of Captain Sir Hubert Guy Dyke Acland, 4th Bt, DSO, RN, and Lalage Mary Kathleen (died 1961), eldest daughter of Captain John Edward Acland.
Succeeded father, 1978.
Married 1st (1939) Avriel Ann Wingfield­Stratford
(15.08.1915 - 07.07.943); one daughter.
Married 2nd (1944) Margaret Joan Rooke; one son, one daughter.
17.08.1916
-
14.12.1983
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937
Lt.
28.01.1940
A/Capt.
14.01.1941-13.04.1941
T/Capt.
14.04.1941-01.08.1941
WS/Capt.
02.08.1941
Capt.
28.01.1945
A/Maj.
02.05.1941-01.08.1941
T/Maj.
02.08.1941-24.02.1943,
10.06.1943-20.08.1945,
24.01.1946-27.01.1950
Maj.
28.01.1950 (retd 28.07.1958)
Education: Winchester College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
28.01.1937


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
1939
-
1940
served in France



specialised in Anti­Aircraft



Instructor, Fire Control
1948
-
1949
Instructor in Gunnery, Military College of Science
Joined Saunders­Roe on Rocket Development and Trials, 1958; projects included Black Knight and Black Arrow research rockets; retired, 1967.
Acland,
Arthur Geoffrey Dyke
A.G.D. Acland
17.05.1908
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
14.09.1964
Westmorland
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acland,
Adrian West
A.W. Acland
?
-
2nd Lt. 17.04.1944 [318849]
      commissioned,
Acland,
Charles Edward Bankes
C.E.B. Acland
Son of John Edward Acland (1848-1932), and Norah Letitia Nugent Bankes (1867-1938).
24.12.1906
Dorchester, Dorset
-
28.12.1982
Shaftesbury, Dorset
2nd Lt.
04.02.1926 [37220]
Lt.
04.02.1929
Capt.
29.01.1938
A/Maj.
04.01.1940-03.04.1940
T/Maj.
04.04.1940-07.02.1941
Maj.
04.02.1943 (dismissed the service by sentence of a General Court Martial 01.03.1957)
A/Lt.Col.
23.01.1945-22.04.1945
T/Lt.Col.
23.04.1945-28.03.1946,
31.08.1947-17.11.1948,
01.04.1950-25.07.1952,
21.08.1952-09.01.1956

Education: Blundell's School, Tiverton.
04.02.1926


commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
?
-
?
?
Acland,
Cuthbert Henry Dyke
C.H.D. Acland
18.11.1910
-
02.1979
Brent district, Greater London
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acland,
Charles Lawford
C.L. Acland
?
-
2nd Lt. ? [169339]
WS/Lt.
      commissioned,
Acland,
Mrs D M
D.M. Acland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acland,
E
E. Acland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acland,
Miss E M D
E.M.D. Acland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acland,
Sir H T D
H.T.D. Acland
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acland,
James Alison
J.A. Acland
Son of Capt. Sir Hubert Guy Dyke Acland, RN (1890-1976), and Lalage Mary Kathleen Acland (1889-1961).
Married (15.01.1942) Diana Marcia Briggs (15.05.1920 - 11.12.2002), daughter of James Edward Briggs; one daughter, two sons.
06.06.1919
-
10.1993
Weymouth, Dorset
2nd Lt.
01.07.1939
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
08.01.1941-07.04.1941
T/Capt.
08.04.1941-27.09.1943
WS/Capt.
28.09.1943
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
28.06.1943-27.09.1943
T/Maj.
28.09.1943-25.06.1947
Maj.
01.07.1952 (retd > 1967)
A/Lt.Col.
04.04.1946-28.05.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.06.1944
?
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (psc)
01.07.1939


commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
?
-
?
?
04.04.1946?
-
28.05.1946?
1st Reconnaissance Regiment, RTC
23.10.1946


transferred to the Royal Tank Regiment
1958
-
1960
fought in the Malayan Campaign
Acland,
Miss Katharine
K. Acland
?
-
2nd Lt. ? [192025]
WS/Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acland,
Peter Bevil Edward
P.B.E. Acland
Younger son of Col. Alfred Dyke Acland, CBE, TD (1858-1937), and Hon. Beatrice Danvers Smith (1864-1942).
Married (07.07.1927) Bridgett Susan Barnett (who served in the Middle East, 1940-43; desptaches) (21.07.1904 - 21.06.1996), daughter of Rev. Herbert Barnett; two sons.
09.07.1902
Chelsea, Greater London
-
09.01.1993
Feniton, Honiton, Devon
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
20.12.1922 [25997]
Lt.
20.12.1925
local Capt.
24.04.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
15.03.1943
T/Lt.Col.
15.04.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Lt.Col.
?
A/Col.
17.09.1943-11.07.1945
T/Col.
1949?
A/Brig.
12.07.1945-(04.1946)
T/Brig.
1947
Lt.Col. TA
01.05.1947, seniority 17.03.1944
Col. TA
01.11.1951, seniority 01.05.1950 (reverted to unemployment 01.11.1951)
Hon. Brig.
01.11.1951
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Military Cross MC
09.09.1941
Middle East (as Bimbashi in the sudan Defence Force)
Territorial Decoration TD
01.07.1949
?
Territorial Decoration TD
24.10.1952 
1st & 2nd clasps
Order of the Nile, 4th Class; Greek Military Cross, class "C" (14.10.1949)
Education: Eton College; Christ Churh, Oxford University (1921-1924; MA)
Served in the Sudan Political Service, 1924-1940.



Cadet L/Cpl., Oxford University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
20.12.1922


commissioned, 96th (Devonshire Yeomanry) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery - Territorial Army



Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



served War of 1939-45: Abyssinia, Western Desert, Ægean (wounded, despatches)
01.05.1947
-
1951
Commanding Officer, 29th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA - Territorial Army
Honorary Colonel, Royal Devon Yeomanry, 21.06.1952.
Chairman, Devon AEC, 1948-58; Member, National Parks Commission, 1953-60; Chairman, Devon T&AFA, 1960. DL Devon, 1948-1962; High Sheriff for Devon, 1961; JP 1962. Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, 1962-78. OStJ.
Acland,
Sir William Henry Dyke;
3rd Baronet (cr. 1890)
W.H.D. Acland
Oldest son of Sir William Alison Dyke Acland, 2nd Bt, and late Emily Anna (author of several novels), daughter of late Viscountess Hambleden and late Rt Hon. W.H. Smith.
Brother of Capt. H.G.D. Acland, RN.
Succeeded father, 1924.
Married (1916) Margaret (died 1967), daughter of late
Theodore Barclay, of Fanshaws, Hertford; three daughters (and one daughter deceased).
16.05.1888
-
04.12.1970
2nd Lt.
?
...
...
Col.
01.10.1935
Military Cross MC
?
?
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
Mention in Despatches
MID
?
?
Education: Eton; Christ Church, Oxford, MA 1909; Imperial Defence College (1939)



commissioned, Royal Scots Greys
1914
-
1919
served European War (Military Cross, Air Force Cross, 4th Class Order of St George, despatches)
24.08.1939


mobilized, Territorial Army
Late Colonel, Royal Devon Yeomanry Artillery, RFC and RAF.
Justice of the Peace (JP) and Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Herts, retired from Aldermanic Bench, Herts CC, 1966. High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, 1951; Governor Police College.
Acland-Hood,
Arthur John Palmer
A.J.P. Acland-Hood
?
-
2nd Lt. ? [134247]
WS/Lt.
      commissioned,
Acland-Troyte,
G J
G.J. Acland-Troyte
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acock,
J R
J.R. Acock
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acott,
S W
S.W. Acott
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
A'Court,
C B
C.B. A'Court
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
A'Court,
Kenneth Pearce
K.P. A'Court

Son of Ernest Edward A'Court (1888-1957), and Emily Victoria Pearce (1888?-1967).
Married ((12?).1941, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Emily Caroline A'Court (11.10.1919 - 09.1992); ... children (two sons?).
(03?).1923
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
28.12.2009
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
2nd Lt. 15.08.1942 [242737]
WS/Lt. 02.02.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
15.08.1942     commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) [emergency commission]
Acres,
A A I
A.A.I. Acres
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acres,
E J
E.J. Acres
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acres,
G A G
G.A.G. Acres
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acres,
G C
G.C. Acres
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acres,
R V
R.V. Acres
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acres,
S E
S.E. Acres
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acteson,
C H
C.H. Acteson
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
the Lord
Lord Acton
?
-
Lt. 23.05.1937
WS/Capt. 11.12.1941
T/Maj. 11.12.1941
      commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
Acton,
Mrs B I
B.I. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
C
C. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
C C H
C.C.H. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
D
D. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
D C
D.C. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
E L L
E.L.L. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
E P
E.P. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
G
G. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
G D
G.D. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
G N
G.N. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
H
H. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned, RAMC
Acton,
H
H. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned, RASC
Acton,
H L
H.L. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
J
J. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment
Acton,
J
J. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
Acton,
J H
J.H. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
J S
J.S. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
J W
J.W. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
Miss M J O
M.J.O. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
T H
T.H. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
T J H
T.J.H. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
W J R
W.J.R. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton,
W T
W.T. Acton
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acton Burnell,
Albert Ernest
"Bertie"
A.E. Acton Burnell

Son of Ernest Acton Burnell, and Frances Elizabeth Jane Burnell.
Married 1st ((06?).1915, Reigate district, Surrey; divorced 1926) Madeline Wilkins, daughter of Mr & Mrs C.E. Wilkins, of Merstham, Surrey.
Married 2nd ((09?).1937, Chelsea district, London) Elise Grace Savage (? - 04.05.1955).
18.09.1889
South Norwood, Croydon district, London
-
29.08.1956
St Mary Abbots Hospital, Kensington district, London (formerly of Cromwell Road, London SW5)
T/2nd Lt. 23.02.1915
T/Lt. 01.07.1917 (reld 19.02.1920)
T/Capt. 07.01.1920-18.02.1920
Lt. 01.08.1940 [142889]
A/Capt. 01.08.1940-31.10.1940
T/Capt. 01.11.1940-09.03.1942
WS/Capt. 10.03.1942
T/Maj. 10.03.1942-16.12.1945
WS/Maj. 17.12.1945
T/Lt.Col. 17.12.1945-(04.1947)
23.02.1915     commissioned, Service Battalion, The Shropshire Light Infantry
27.01.1918     transferred, General List (graded as Staff Lieutenant, 3rd class)
17.04.1918     special appointment, Class HH
12.05.1919     transferred, The Shropshire Light Infantry
07.01.1920 - 18.02.1920 special appointment, Class GG
Chief Passport Officer (which was in fact Head of Station of the Secret Intelligence Service) in Geneva, Switzerland up to 12.1939.
01.08.1940     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
01.08.1940 - 09.12.1941 special appointment: served with Military Intelligence section 9 (MI9) in the Prisoner of War Interrogation Section (Home); from 05.1941? at the Royal Patriotic School (London Reception Centre) interrogating civilians arriving in the UK from abroad; from 19.07.1941 graded as General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3)
10.12.1941 - 03.03.1945 a General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Directorate of Military Intelligence, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office, serving in Military Intelligence section 19 (MI19), as head of subsection RPS (Royal Patriotic School)
03.03.1945 - ? Control Commission for Germany
Acutt,
C W
C.W. Acutt
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acutt,
R J
R.J. Acutt
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acworth,
C R G
C.R.G. Acworth
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Acworth,
G W
G.W. Acworth
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Adair,
[Sir] Allan Henry Shafto;
6th Baronet (cr. 1838, succ. 1949)


Only son of Sir Robert Shafto Adair, 5th Bt and Mary (died 1950), daughter of Henry Anstey Bosanquet. Succeeded father, 09.10.1949.
Married (28.04.1919) Enid (died 1984), daughter of late Hon. Mrs Dudley Ward; three daughters, two sons (Desmond Allan, killed in action, 10.11.1943; the other died in infancy).

03.11.1897
London
-
04.08.1988
Cadet
?
Prob. 2nd Lt.
02.05.1916
Lt.
?
A/Capt.
22.09.1918-...
Lt.
29.06.1920, seniority 02.08.1918 [15446]
Capt.
29.09.1923
Maj.
22.05.1932
A/Lt.Col.
08.05.1940-07.08.1940
T/Lt.Col.
08.08.1940-18.09.1940
Lt.Col.
19.09.1940
A/Col.
17.10.1940-16.04.1941
T/Col.
17.04.1941-29.06.1943
Col.
30.06.1943
A/Brig.
17.10.1940-16.04.1941
T/Brig.
17.04.1941-20.09.1943
A/Maj.Gen.
21.09.1942-20.09.1943
T/Maj.Gen.
21.09.1943-24.07.1946
Maj.Gen.
25.07.1946, seniority 12.11.1944 (retd 11.03.1947)
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
19.12.1974
?
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
01.01.1967
New Year 67
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
13.06.1957
HM's birthday 57
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
29.03.1945
NW Europe
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.08.1940
recent operations
Military Cross MC
02.12.1918
*
Military Cross MC
02.04.1919
**
Mention in Despatches MID
29.04.1941
services in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
04.06.1946
NW Europe
British War Medal; Victory Medal; Commander, Order of Leopold with Palm & Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (8.11.1945)
* For conspicuous gallantry and resource while in command of the support company. Owing to thick fog the leading company lost direction and failed to turn up. He led his. company correctly into position and then made several personal reconnaissances under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, and cleared up the situation. He captured the objectives without the assistance of tanks or artillery, and broke up a hostile counterattack the following morning.
** For conspicuous gallantry and skill at Preue-au-Sart, on 4th November, 1918. In command of the left front company, which was held up by an organised line of machine guns, he so manoeuvred his platoons as to capture the line with a minimum of casualties. Although wounded in the leg, he continued in command until relieved the following day.
Education: Harrow (1912-1916)



ex-Cadet, Officer Training Corps
02.05.1916
-
29.12.1916
joined the Grenadier Guards - Special Reserve of Officers [5th Reserve Battalion]
30.12.1916
28.12.1917
-
-
07.06.1917
11.11.1918
served 2 Company, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards (France & Belgium (wounded)) [Officer Commanding, 22.09.1918-11.11.1918]
12.11.1918
-
10.1922
3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards (London, UK)
29.06.1920


commissioned, Grenadier Guards [permanent commission]
10.1922
-
10.1923
Guards Depot (Caterham)
10.1923
-
?
2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (London, UK)
01.02.1926 
-
31.01.1930
Staff Captain, HQ London District (UK)
1930
-
1940
regimental service (UK, Middle East, UK)
(1939)
-
11.04.1940
Second-in-command, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards
12.04.1940
-
07.05.1940 
Chief Instructor, 161 Officer Cadet Training Unit (Camberley)
08.05.1940
-
1940
Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards
17.10.1940
-
15.09.1941
Commander, 30th Independent Infantry Brigade (Guards) (UK), redesignated:
15.09.1941
-
11.09.1942
Commander, 6th Guards Armoured Brigade (UK)
12.09.1942
-
12.06.1945
General Officer Commanding, Guards Armoured Division (UK, NW Europe) [from 12-21.9.1942 acting]
12.06.1945
-
12.1945
General Officer Commanding, Guards Division (NW Europe)
12.1945
-
14.11.1946
General Officer Commanding, 13th Infantry Division (Greece)
11.03.1947
-
03.11.1957
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Colonel, Grenadier Guards, 1961-1974. Exon (21.11.1947), Ensign (30.06.1950) & Lieutenant (31.08.1951-14.11.1967) of HM Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard. Governor of Harrow School, 1947-1952. Deputy Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of Freemasons, 1969-1976. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County Antrim. Justice of the Peace, Suffolk. Justice of the Peace (JP).
Published
: Oliver Lindsay (ed.). A Guards' general : the memoirs of Major General Sir Allan Adair, Bt, GCVO, CB, DSO, MC, JP, DL (London : Hamish Hamilton, 1986)
Adair,
A C
A.C. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Adair,
A R
A.R. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Adair,
D A S
D.A.S. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Adair,
D H
D.H. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Adair,
George Graeme Blenworth
"Robin"
G.G.B. Adair
Elder son of Mrs Phyllis Adair.
Married (1954?, Middlesex) Hilary Berrisford, daughter of Canon & Mrs E.A. Berrisford, of Bramshott Rectory, Liphook; ... children (one son?).
Lived (1955) at: "The Studio", Moses Hill Farm, Kingsley Green, Sussex.
08.08.1919
-
06.2005
South & West Dorset
2nd Lt. 19.10.1940 [151575]
WS/Lt. 19.04.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 05.12.1944-(04.1946)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 18.11.1955 -
19.10.1940     commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) [emergency commission]
(04.1944)     specially employed
Adair,
H M
H.M. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt.
WS/Lt.
      commissioned,
Adair,
H S
H.S. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Adair,
Miss J G
J.G. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Adair,
J L
J.L. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
      commissioned,
Adair,
J R
J.R. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt.
WS/Lt.
      commissioned,
Adair,
John Valentine
J.V. Adair
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
Capt. ? (reld 01.04.1920)
Lt. 15.06.1940 [59060]
WS/Capt. 15.09.1940
T/Maj. 15.09.1940-(04.1941)

MC

      commissioned, North Irish Horse
      12th Lancers
01.04.1920 - 13.02.1939 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
15.06.1940     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
Adam,
Clifford Wallace [James]
S. Adams
Son of George Adam, and Edith A. Sibley.
Married ((09?).1957, Bromley district, Kent) Dorothy M.L. Kidd.
16.12.1919
Hendon district, Oxfordshire
-
10.1995
Bromley district, Kent
Gnr. 02.1938
Sgt. 1940
Cadet 1942
2nd Lt. 08.10.1942 [247594] *
Lt. 08.04.1943
T/Capt. 13.12.1944-24.04.1946
WS/Capt. 25.04.1946 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
A/Maj. 01.1946
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 12.06.1982 HM's birthday 82: Senior Principal Inspector of Taxes, Board of Inland Revenue
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 04.03.1952 -
* Instructor in Gunnery (Anti-Aircraft), qualified at a War Gunnery Course
Education: Royal High School of Edinburgh (?-1936; Officer Training Corps).
02.1938     228th Battery, 94th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
1941     served Gibraltar
1942     Officer Cadet Training Unit
08.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1942 - 1943 served Orkney
Adam,
Henry John Fullerton
J.V. Adair
02.07.1914
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.10.1942 [259514]
WS/Lt. 18.10.1942
T/Capt. 01.11.1943-(04.1946)
18.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Adam,
John Cameron
J.C. Adam

See: Asher C.J. Pirt, GHQ Liaison Regiment : a nominal roll with short biographies (Lulu, February 2010)

11.10.1916  ?
Scotland
-
Sigmn. ?
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939 [99578]
WS/Lt. 02.03.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 01.04.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946
02.09.1939     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army
(07.1943)     possibly Signals Officer, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (Sicily)
      possibly Patrol Commander, "H" Squadron, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom")
? - 11.10.1966 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Adam,
Robert Leslie
R.L. Adam
12.10.1915 ?
-
03.1991 ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.03.1941 [179511]
WS/Lt. 15.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
? - 15.03.1941 Officer and Cadet Training Centre, RASC
15.03.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Adam,
Sir Ronald Forbes
"Bill";
2nd Baronet



Eldest son (with two brothers and one sister) of Sir Frank Forbes Adam, 1st Bt (1846-1926), and Rose Frances Kemball (1863-1944), of Pownall House, Wilmslow, Cheshire.
Succeeded father, 22.12.1926.
Married (07.01.1915, Maidenhead district, Berkshire) Anna Dorothy Pitman (04.08.1892 - 02.05.1972), daughter (with one sister) of Frederick Islay Pitman (1862-1942), and Helen Isabel Jamieson (1866?-1944), of Braymead, Bray, Berkshire; four daughters.

30.10.1885
Bombay, India
-
26.12.1982
Faygate, Sussex
[buried at St Mary Magdalene churchyard, Rusper, near Horsham, Sussex]
2nd Lt. 27.07.1905 [1632]
Lt. 27.07.1908
Capt. 30.10.1914
Maj. 14.11.1916
T/Lt.Col. 01.01.1923-30.12.1925
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1926
Col. 09.10.1932, seniority 01.07.1930
T/Brig. 01.10.1936-23.09.1937
T/Maj.Gen. 24.09.1937-17.12.1937
Maj.Gen. 18.12.1937
T/Lt.Gen. 03.01.1938-23.10.1938
Lt.Gen. 24.10.1938
Gen. 12.04.1942 (supernumerary 30.10.1945) (retd 15.07.1946)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 02.01.1939 New Year 39
Distinguished Service Order DSO 03.06.1918 Italy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 03.06.1919 HM's birthday 19: North Russia
Mention in Despatches MID 30.05.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 06.01.1919 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 05.06.1919 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 France 03-06.40
1914 Star & Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: Fonthill, East Grinstead, Sussex; Eton College (1898.3-1902.3); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (1920-1921); Hon. LLD (Aberdeen); idc. psc.
27.07.1905     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
1914 - 1918 served World War I (France & Belgium 26.09.1914-05.09.1916 & 11.05.1917-10.11.1917, Italy 11.11.1917-04.11.1918) (despatches, DSO, OBE)
08.07.1915 - 18.10.1915 Adjutant, ...
11.03.1918 - 17.04.1918 Brigade Major (Staff Officer RA) (Italy)
18.04.1918 - 08.10.1918 Brigade Major, RA (Italy)
09.10.1918 - 26.04.1919 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), RA (Italy)
21.06.1919 - 15.01.1920 Brigade Major, RA (Bordon)
01.04.1922 - 31.12.1922 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office (London)
01.01.1923 - 30.12.1925 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
19.01.1927 - 18.01.1931 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (London)
09.10.1932 - 18.01.1935 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) [Instructor], Staff College, Camberley
19.01.1935 - 30.09.1936 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office (London)
01.10.1936 - 13.11.1936 Deputy Director of Military Operations, War Office (London)
14.11.1936 - 23.09.1937 Commander Royal Artillery, 1st Division (Aldershot Command, UK)
24.09.1937 - 02.01.1938 Commandant (Major-General, General Staff), Staff College, Camberley
03.01.1938 - 24.10.1939 Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office (London)
25.10.1939 - 07.06.1940 General Officer Commanding, III Corps (UK, France & Belgium)
08.06.1940 - 02.06.1941 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command (UK, [York])
03.06.1941 - 1946 Adjutant-General to the Forces, War Office (London)
Colonel Commandant, Royal Army Dental Corps (Representative 1950), 1945-1951. Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 05.09.1940-1950. Colonel Commandant, Army Educational Corps, 23.10.1940-1950. Honorary Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford; President, United Nations Association.
President: MCC, 1946-47; Library Association, 1949; National Instititute of Adult Education, 1949-64; Chairman: Linoleum Working Party, 1946; National Institute Industrial Psychology, 1947-52; Council, Institute of Education, London University, 1948-67; Member, Miners Welfare Commission, 1946-52; Chairman and Director-General, British Council, 1946-54; Executive Board UNESCO, 1950-54, Chairman, 1952-54; Principal, Working Men's College, 1956-61.
Adam,
William
"Bill"
W. Adam

See: Asher C.J. Pirt, GHQ Liaison Regiment : a nominal roll with short biographies (Lulu, February 2010)

?
Scotland
-
2nd Lt. 16.06.1939 [90329]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
Lt. 11.04.1945
A/Capt. ?
T/Capt. 30.10.1943-(04.1946)
Capt. 19.05.1947, seniority 01.05.1947
Bronze Star Medal (US) BSM 20.01.1947 ?
     

late Officer Cadet, Aberdeen University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps

16.06.1939     commissioned, 5th/7th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
(07.1943)     Patrol Commander, "E" or "K" Squadron, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (Sicily; attached 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders)
1944 - (1945) "L" Squadron, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (attached HQ XX Corps, 21st Army Group, later British Army of the Rhine, NW Europe)
1946?     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
14.08.1953     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Adams,
Benjamin Campbell
B.C. Adams
10.07.1909
Glasgow
-
07.1997
North Somerset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.11.1941 [217650]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
02.01.1943
WS/Capt.
01.06.1944
T/Maj.
01.06.1944
Education: Glasgow Academy (1921-1926).
1939
-
1941
Trooper, Bengal Mounted Rifles (Auxiliary Force) (India)



Officer Cadet Training Unit, Kirkee
16.11.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1941
-
1943
Iraq
1943
-
1945
Middle East (Lebanon, Libya, Egypt)
[mainly reconstructing railways]
1945
-
1946
British Army of the Rhine (Osnabrück, Lustringen)
[mainly reconstructing railways]
Adams,
Henry Archibald
H.A. Adams (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Epps) H.A. Adams
Son of Archibald Adams, and Emily Leonora.
27.01.1894
Mt Abu, Maharashtra, India
-
25.01.1978
West London
2nd Lt. 01.04.1916, seniority 01.06.1915 [19773]
T/Capt. 06.09.1920
Capt. 01.01.1923
Maj. 18.05.1934 (retd 29.01.1939)
Education: St Andrews University.
01.04.1916     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) (during his first few days on the Western Front in 1917 knocked on the head & captured; POW in German captivity)
06.09.1920     seconded, West African Frontier Force
(03.1931)     1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Malta) (on the strength of the depot, Maryhill (Glasgow))
21.09.1932 - (06.1933) seconded 4th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment - Royal West African Frontier Force (Ibadan)
(09.1935) - (01.1938) 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Peshawar; Mohmand operations 09-10.1935)
(01.1939)     2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Palestine)
29.01.1939 - 28.10.1946 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
24.08.1939     mobilized RARO
1939 - 05.1940 1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (France; knocked on the head & carried off during the attempts to hold off enemy attacks at Rexpoede near Dunkirk; captured)
05.1940 - 1945 POW in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H)
Adams,
Henry Stephen Brandram
H.S.B. Adams
From Luton.
Married ((09?).1939, Lewisham district, Kent) Sheila A.M. Gillies.

See: Asher C.J. Pirt, GHQ Liaison Regiment : a nominal roll with short biographies (Lulu, February 2010)

?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.10.1941 [222744]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 26.11.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. ?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 19.04.1945 Italy
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 19.05.1953 -
26.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      Signals Officer, "H" Squadron, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom")
(1945)     attached Headquarters Allied Armies in Italy, Central Mediterranean Forces
Adams,
John Buchanan
J.B. Adams
26.11.1906
-
died between 02.1957 and 02.1967
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36262]
Lt.
30.08.1929
Capt.
30.08.1937
A/Maj.
18.10.1939-29.12.1939,
22.04.1940-10.05.1940
T/Maj.
11.05.1940-06.12.1941
WSMaj.
07.12.1941
Maj.
30.08.1943
A/Lt.Col.
07.09.1941-06.12.1941
T/Lt.Col.
07.12.1941-11.07.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
12.07.1943
Lt.Col.
31.07.1948
04.03.1949, seniority 15.06.1948
A/Col.
12.01.1943-11.07.1943
T/Col.
12.07.1943
Col.
18.01.1949 (retd 15.05.1952)
A/Brig.
07.09.1943-09.02.1944,
06.01.1945-...
Hon. Brig.
15.05.1952
Mention in Despatches MID
23.03.1944
Sicily
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
NW Europe
Education: Royal Military Academy; BA; jssc
30.08.1926


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals
01.11.1935
-
31.03.1939
Instructor, School of Signals
(1944)
-
(1945)
served in Sicily & NW Europe
Adams,
Kingston St Barbe
"Tony"
K.St.B. Adams
Married 1st ((09?).1952, Stratford district, Warwickshire) Monica T. Parker; ... children (two sons, two daughters?).
Married 2nd (21.10.2006, St James Church, Cradley, Malvern) Angela Brodie.

07.11.1921
-
20.08.2013
2nd Lt. 11.07.1942 [237877]
WS/Lt. 11.01.1943
Lt. 02.08.1947, seniority 07.05.1944
A/Capt. 07.11.1946-06.02.1947
T/Capt. 07.02.1947-06.11.1948
Capt. 07.11.1948
Maj. 07.11.1955 (retd 28.09.1978)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 28.09.1978
Mention in Despatches MID 07.01.1949 ?
Education: BA.
      served in the ranks for 149 days
11.07.1942     commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment [emergency commission to 01.08.1947]
02.08.1947     permanent commission
Adams,
Michael Alexander Ernest
"Mike"

M.A.E. Adams
Son of ... Adams, and ... Hopkins.
Married (1952) Jenny ...; four daughters.

05.09.1925
Croydon district, London
-
31.10.2008
Bath, Avon
Cadet ? [14679838]
2nd Lt. 28.10.1944 [334129]
WS/Lt. 28.04.1945 (reld 17.11.1951)
Hon. Lt. 17.11.1951
Education: Dulwich College Preparatory School; Dulwich College (1939-1943); Imperial College (BSc (Civil Engineering).
28.10.1944     commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [emergency commission]
      seconded, West African Frontier Force
Civil engineer.
Adams,
Sidney
S. Adams
Son of John Adams, of "Darmstadt", Grove Road, Sutton, jeweller.
His brother 2nd Lt. Caleb Henry Adams (06.01.1890-20.09.1917), Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, was killed in action near Ypres .
21.01.1886
-
11.03.1964
Whitstable, Kent
Lt. 31.10.1940 [154420]
WS/Capt. 31.10.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Dulwich College (18.09.1901-12.1902); LMSSA Lond 1936; Guy's and Charing Cross Hospital (LDS RCS Eng 1913).
Assistant Dental Hospital Surgeon, Guy's and Charing Cross Hospital. Dental Surgeon, Holborn Union Schools, Mitcham.
WW I     served as Captain dental surgery
31.10.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps
Adams,
William Edwyn
W.E. Adams
Son (with one sister) of Horace Owen Adams (1873-1959), journalist, and Amy Anita Kent (1878-), of Beckenham.
Married ((06?).1938, Bromley district, Kent) Grace Sydney Purchese (04.06.1907 - 10.1991), daughter of Sidney Arthur Purchese (1876-).
14.07.1909
Lewisham district, London
-
03.02.1957
Highbury, Islington district, London
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 25.03.1941 [178691]
WS/Lt. 20.12.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 20.12.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 08.10.1948 -
Bronze Star Medal (USA) BSM 17.10.1946 ?
Education: Dulwich College Preparatory School; Dulwich College (15.06.1922-07.1925).
      served in the ranks
25.03.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      HQ 80th Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA
(04.1944)     instructor in F.C.
British consul representative.
Adams,
William Ellis
W.E. Adams
20.10.1910
-
07.1989
Chippenham district, Wiltshire
Sgt. (A/Wt.Offr. III) ?
Lt. 27.01.1940 [117034]
A/Capt. 16.01.1941-15.04.1941
T/Capt. 16.04.1941-14.11.1944
WS/Capt. 15.11.1944
A/Maj. 15.08.1944-14.11.1944
T/Maj. 15.11.1944-01.07.1952
Capt. 01.08.1946, seniority 15.11.1944
Lt. (QM) 02.07.1952, seniority 10.09.1951
Capt. (QM) 02.07.1952, seniority 10.09.1951
Maj. (QM) 02.07.1952, seniority 27.01.1952 (retd 20.10.1963; age)
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 17.04.1953 date of qualification 26.07.43
      served in the ranks for 14 years, 184 days
27.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 31.07.1946]
01.08.1946 - 02.07.1952 short service commission
02.07.1952 - 20.10.1963 permanent commission
20.10.1963 - 20.10.1965 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Adamson,
Francis Alexander

F.A. Adamson (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
Second son of John Adamson.
08.01.1911
-
22.06.1961
Aldershot, Hampshire (formerly of St Andrews)
2nd Lt. 29.01.1931 [49793]
Lt. 29.01.1934
Capt. 29.01.1939
A/Maj. 12.10.1939-11.01.1940
T/Maj. 12.01.1940-22.05.1940,
09.03.1941-01.09.1941,
10.09.1941-07.10.1941,
13.02.1942-23.04.1942,
08.05.1944-07.07.1945,
20.02.1946-30.06.1946
Maj. 01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col. 24.06.1946-23.09.1946
T/Lt.Col. 24.09.1946-25.10.1946,
30.10.1946-08.05.1947
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & clasp.
Education: Trinity College, Glenalmond; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
29.01.1931     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
(05.1940)     Officer Commanding, "A" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (wounded and evacuated via Arras)
Adamson,
John Grant
J.G. Adamson
09.06.1914
-
04.1993
Mansfield district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire
Lt. 16.07.1938 [76032]
WS/Capt. 04.09.1940
Hon. Capt. ?
16.07.1938 - 09.06.1964 commissioned, The Army Dental Corps - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (Class I) [attained age limit]
      may have served at Cairo, Egypt
Adcock,
Harry Castle
H.C. Adcock
Married (23.03.1940) Joyce Rosalie Rutterford; one daughter.
29.04.1917
Prescot, Lancashire
-
20.09.1989
Llandrindod Wells, Wales
2nd Lt.
07.06.1939 [91997]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
05.10.1942
WS/Capt.
22.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Capt. RARO
07.06.1949
Hon. Maj.
07.06.1949
07.06.1939
 
 
comissioned, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps - Supplementary Reserve
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized
(1941?)
-
(04.1944)
instructor, Armoured Fighting Vehicle School, Ahmednagar, India
07.06.1949
-
29.04.1967
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Adderley,
Charles Maynard
C.M. Adderley

25.12.1907
Wharfedale district, Yorkshire
-
1993
Oxfordshire
2nd Lt.
01.09.1927 [38378]
Lt.
01.09.1930
Capt.
01.02.1938
A/Maj.
30.03.1940-29.06.1940
T/Maj.
30.06.1940-10.07.1940,
13.01.1941-31.03.1942
WS/Maj.
01.04.1942
Maj.
01.09.1944
A/Lt.Col.
01.01.1942-31.03.1942
T/Lt.Col.
01.04.1942-30.09.1942,
01.05.1945-(01.1946)
Lt.Col.
16.11.1949 (retd 22.01.1956)
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
Palestine
NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal & Clasp
Education: psc
01.09.1927


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.11.1938
-
06.10.1939
Adjutant, ... - Territorial Army
10.05.1945
-
04.02.1946
Commanding Officer, 92nd (Loyals) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
22.01.1956
-
25.12.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Addis,
Jasper Jocelyn John
T.F.H. Addis
Son of William Judson Addis (1867-1934), secondary school master, and Annie Florence Fisher.
Brother of F/Lt. Ambrose James van Someren Addis, RAFVR.
Married 1st ((06?).1931, St Marylebone district, London; divorced 1936) Hilda Agnes Wadnow (05.06.1904 - 03.1996). She remarried (1937) George H. Powe & (1947) Reginald W. Hore.
Married 2nd ((06?).1946, Kensington district, London) Agnes M. Bryant (née Jackson).
01.05.1904
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
2nd Lt. 05.03.1940 [122629] (reld 03.06.1941; ill-health)
Education: Dulwich College Preparatory School; Dulwich College (13.06.1917-12.1921; Spenser (athletic house); Junior Scholar 1917; Senior Scholar 1920).
Solicitor.
05.03.1940     commissioned, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) [emergency commission]
Addis,
Thomas Frederick Herbert
T.F.H. Addis
From Finedon, Northamptonshire.
Son (with two brothers) of Thomas H. Addis (1877-1951), and Miriam Kilby Stroud (née Newman) (1895-1982).
Married ((09?).1956, Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire) Shirley E. Harvey.
(12?).1921
Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 03.10.1942 [247173]
WS/Lt. 03.04.1943
A/Capt. (1944)
T/Capt. 11.01.1946-(04.1947)
WS/Capt. ? (reld 23.04.1948)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 23.04.1948
Military Cross MC 08.03.1945 Italy [for full citation see: WGS website]
Education: Wellingborough Grammar School, Northamptonshire (1932-1940); Bede College, Durham University.
03.10.1942     commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry [emergency commission]
(1944)     Officer Commanding, "A" Company, 2/5th Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment
Addison,
George Henry
G.H. Addison
Son of Lt­Col G.W. Addison, RE. Married 1st (1905) Margaret (died 1946), daughter of R. Henderson; one son deceased, one daughter deceased. Married 2nd (1947) Winifred (died 1962), widow of Col A D. Legard and daughter of Col Sir William Morris, KCMG, CB.
13.05.1876
-
05.02.1964
[Guildford ?]
2nd Lt.
01.10.1895 [6245]
Lt.
1898
Capt.
01.10.1904
Maj.
1914
Bt. Lt.Col.
03.06.1916 (for distinguished service in the field)
A/Lt.Col.
16.01.1917-...
T/Lt.Col.
...-02.04.1919
Lt.Col.
01.02.1922
23.01.1923, seniority 19.01.1922 (half-pay 19.01.1926)
Col.
20.02.1926, seniority 03.06.1920
T/Brig.
21.08.1930-(03.1931)
Maj.Gen.
15.12.1931 (half-pay 15.03.1932) (full-pay 08.06.1932) (retd 16.03.1936) (recalled 01.09.1939) (reverted to retd 19.09.1941)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
02.01.1933
New Year 33
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
1918
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1915
?
Queen's medal 3 clasps; King's medal 2 clasps; 3rd
class Order of St Anne (with swords) (Russia; 09.1916); Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France; 21.08.1919); Officier, Ordre de Leopold (Belgium; 07.10.1919); Croix de Guerre (Belgium; 07.10.1919)
Education: Wellington; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Fellow­Commoner, King's College, Cambridge, 1920-1923, BA (Honours Mech. Sc.), 1922; MA 1927.
01.10.1895


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1899
-
1902
served South Africa
03.08.1904
12.09.1904
12.09.1905
01.10.1908
-
-
-
-
(08.1909)
11.09.1905
30.09.1908
03.08.1909
Instructor, Royal Military Academy:
Officer of a Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Class B Officer of a Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Class A Commander of a Company of Gentlemen Cadets
03.11.1914
-
?
Adjutant
1914
-
1918
served European War
16.01.1917
-
?
Commander Royal Engineers (CRE) of a Division
?
-
02.04.1919
Assistant to Engineer-in-Chief (Class X), HQ ...
19.01.1922
-
?
RE Instructor (Class Z), School of Military Engineering
10.07.1926
-
?
Member (Class Y), Royal Engineer Board
1927
-
20.08.1930
Assistant Adjutant-General, War Office
21.08.1930
-
15.03.1932
Chief Engineer, Aldershot Command
08.06.1932
-
16.03.1936
Engineer-in-Chief, Army HQ, India
16.03.1936
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers - General List
1936
-
1937
Financial Adviser, Army HQ, India
01.09.1939
-
22.08.1941
Inspector of the Royal Engineers, attached to the Military Training Directorate, War Office
Colonel Commandant, Royal Engineers, 14.03.1940-13.05.1946. 
MIMechE 1924; Hon. MIStructE 1940.
Addison,
George Donald
G.D. Addison (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
Son of ... Addison, and ... MacKenzie.
From Peterborough.
21.07.1913
Settle district, Yorkshire - West Riding
-
2nd Lt.
10.08.1940 [143207]
Lt.
?
A/Capt.
23.08.1941-02.10.1941,
27.12.1941-14.02.1942
T/Capt.
15.02.1942-04.08.1943,
30.09.1943-28.04.1944
WS/Capt.
29.04.1944
A/Maj.
29.01.1944-28.04.1944
T/Maj.
29.04.1944-20.07.1949
Lt.
02.06.1945, seniority 23.06.1941
Capt.
02.06.1945, seniority 21.07.1944
Maj.
21.07.1949 (retd 15.08.1958)
A/Lt.Col.
01.04.1947-01.05.1947
T/Lt.Col.
20.12.1947-18.06.1950,
04.07.1952-04.09.1953
Hon. Lt.Col.
15.08.1958
Military Cross MC
19.03.1942
Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Some sources also indicate a DSO, which can't be substantiated, however.
Education: Staff College (psc)



served in the ranks for 1 year, 98 days
?
-
10.08.1940
102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.08.1940


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1942)


2nd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Middle East)
27.08.1942
-
06.09.1944
6th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
27.08.1942
-
06.10.1942
"B" Squadron
06.10.1942
-
05.06.1943
recalled to regiment
05.06.1943
-
03.11.1943
hospital
04.11.1943
-
01.02.1944
Adjutant
01.02.1944
-
06.09.1944
Officer Commanding, "C" Squadron (evacuated to Advanced Dressing Station)
02.06.1945


permanent commission, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
15.08.1958
-
21.07.1963
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
 
Adye,
John Frederic
J.F. Adye
Elder son (with one brother) of Maj.Gen. Sir John Adye (1857-1930), KCMG, CB, and Clara Joan Williams (1874-1929), of Grosvenor Place, London W1.
Married (28.01.1930, Holy Trinity Church, Brompton Road, Kensington district, London) Grace Désirée Brooke, daughter (with one brother) of Brig.Gen. Christopher Robert Ingham Brooke (1869-1948), CMG, DSO, MP, and Irene Spencer Coddington (1873?-1925), of Richmond, Yorkshire.
25.02.1900
St George Hanover Square, London
-
(06?).1977
Surrey South Western district
2nd Lt. 23.01.1919 [14676]
Lt. 23.01.1921
Capt. 23.01.1932
Maj. 01.08.1938 (retd 06.07.1949)
A/Lt.Col. 04.12.1941-03.03.1942
T/Lt.Col. 04.03.1942-08.03.1943,
23.12.1943-(01.1946)
A/Col. 06.02.1944-09.03.1944
A/Brig. 06.02.1944-09.03.1944
Hon. Col. 06.07.1949
Distinguished Service Order DSO 13.12.1945 Italy
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1945 Italy
23.01.1919     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Royal Horse Artillery)
03.10.1928 - 11.04.1930 employed with Royal West African Frontier Force
10.12.1932 - 31.12.1935 Adjutant, ...
01.04.1936 - 24.05.1937 seconded, Indian Army
06.02.1944 - 09.03.1944
acting Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 4th Indian Division
(1944) - (1945?) Commanding Officer, 132nd Field Regiment RA (Italy)
06.07.1949 - 08.06.1955 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Afford,
Joseph
"Joe"
J. Afford
Son of Charles and Jane Afford.
Husband of Constance Ellen Afford, of Hopwas, Staffordshire; three sons.


18.04.1888
Offord D'Arcy, Huntingdonshire
-
16.02.1942
Edinburgh Castle
[Offord D'Arcy Cemetery, grave 34]
Pte.
18.02.1907
CSM
07.1916
Wt.Offr. II
11.09.1916
2nd Lt.
03.02.1917 [139285]
Lt.
03.08.1918 (retd 26.06.1922; receiving a gratuity)
A/Capt.
...-27.08.1917
T/Capt.
28.08.1917-31.03.1919
A/Capt.
01.04.1919, seniority 28.08.1917 till 11.07.1919
Capt. (retd)
26.06.1922
Military Cross MC
18.10.1917
Ypres 09.17
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM
22.09.1916
Longueval (France)
1914 Star 14 St
-
& clasp & rosette
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
22.09.1916
Morval (France) 09.16
18.02.1907
-
01.02.1917
enlisted service, The Bedfordshire Regiment (WW I in France)
03.02.1917


commissioned, The Yorkshire Regiment
1920/21?


transferred, The Green Howards
26.06.1922
-
18.04.1938
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
19.01.1941
-
16.02.1942
Regimental Officer, HQ Reconnaissance Corps (Edinburgh)
Aggleton,
John Wheeler
J.W. Aggleton
Married ((06?).1945, Surrey) Mary Rice (predeceased him); one son, one daughter.
(06?).1916 ?
Hampstead ?
-
23.03.2008
Rowledge, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.05.1941 [187279]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
WS/Capt.
04.10.1944
T/Capt.
10.02.1943-(04.1944)
Capt.
07.06.1951, seniority 26.10.1949
T/Maj.
24.09.1945-(04.1946)
Maj.
02.06.1959 (reld 01.03.1968)
Hon. Maj.
01.03.1968
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
30.10.1956
Malaya 01-06.56
10.05.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
19.05.1945


transferred, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
07.06.1951
-
01.03.1968
short service commission, Royal Army Service Corps [later: Royal Corps of Transport]
Agnew,
Frederick Douglas
F.D. Agnew
Son of Capt. Douglas Agnew (1869-1953), and Helen Louise Ann Thorne (died 1962).
Married 1st (02.04.1938) Barbara Glasspool, daughter of Reginald Thomas Booth Glasspool (divorced in 1950); one daughter.
Married 2nd (12.10.1951) Vivien Elizabeth Willoughby Bartlett, daughter of Harold Willoughby Bartlett.
18.01.1909
Weymouth, Dorset
-
19.06.1982
2nd Lt.
07.04.1927 [37896]
Lt.
07.04.1930
Capt.
18.01.1933
T/Maj.
21.01.1941-11.04.1946
Maj.
12.04.1946, seniority 11.04.1945
Territorial Decoration TD
20.06.1946
?
Territorial Decoration TD
13.07.1951
2 clasps
Education: Repton School



late Cadet, Repton School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
07.04.1927


commissioned, 5th Battalion The King's Regiment (Liverpool) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
?
-
02.1942
served at Singapore [captured]
02.1942
-
1945?
POW in Japanese captivity
?
-
23.05.1959
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Aikenhead,
David Francis
D.F. Aikenhead
Younger son of Lt­Col Frank Aikenhead, RA, and Mabel Louisa Aikenhead. Married (1917) Margaret Clotilda Bayne; one son, one daughter.
29.06.1895
-
19.05.1955
[Frome, Somerset ?]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.08.1914 [5698]
Lt.
09.06.1915
A/Capt.
08.10.1917-02.11.1917
Capt.
03.11.1917
A/Maj.
12.04.1918-16.04.1919
Maj.
10.08.1933
A/Lt.Col.
29.02.1940-28.04.1940
T/Lt.Col.
29.05.1940-06.03.1941
Lt.Col.
07.03.1941 (supernumerary 07.03.1944)
A/Col.
22.10.1941-21.04.1942
T/Col.
22.04.1942-06.06.1942,
01.09.1942-13.12.1943
Col.
30.06.1944, seniority 07.03.1944 (retd 10.12. 1947)
A/Brig.
22.10.1941-21.04.1942
T/Brig.
22.04.1942-06.06.1942,
01.09.1942-13.12.1943,
01.06.1944-05.07.1945
Hon. Brig.
10.12.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.08.1940

recent operations
Military Cross MC
15.02.1919
*
Mention in Despatches MID
14.12.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
1914 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Afghanistan NW Frontier 1919 Medal & Clasp; Iraq Operations 1919-20 Medal & Clasp
* On September 27th, 1918, the brigade advanced across the Canal du Nord to a position near Marquion. During the advance the battery came under heavy shell and machine gun fire which threatened to delay the battery. Owing to the personal gallantry of this officer and the fine example which he set to his battery the guns were brought into action without delay and with the greatest credit to all concerned.
Education: Cheltenham College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
12.08.1914


commissioned, Royal Horse Artillery
10.1914
-
11.1918
served in France [10.1914-06.1915 & 10.1916-11.11.1918]; twice wounded
1919


India, Afghan War
1920


Mesopotamia & Iraq rebellion



much service in Egypt
10.09.1923
-
02.03.1924
Adjutant, ...
01.04.1925
-
31.03.1929
Adjutant, 62nd (North Midland) Field Brigade, RA (Territorial Army)
(09.1939)


Officer Commanding, J Battery, Royal Horse Artillery
early 1940
-
04.1941
Commanding Officer, 2nd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (France [Dunkirk], UK, Egypt [10.1940], Greece)
22.10.1941
-
06.06.1942

Corps Commander Royal Artillery (CCRA), 30th Corps (Libya)
01.09.1942
-
14.05.1943
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 48th (South Midland) Division (Home Forces)
15.05.1943
-
13.12.1943
Brigadier Royal Artillery (BRA), ... (Home Forces)
14.12.1943
-
31.05.1944
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), ... (Home Forces)
01.06.1944
-
26.10.1944
Commander, 7th Army Group Royal Artillery (AGRA) (Palestine, Italy)
10.1944


Commander Corps Royal Artillery (CCRA), 3rd Corps (Greece)
10.12.1947
-
29.06.1953
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
02.03.1950
-
16.08.1952
Lieutenant, Army Cadet Force, Somerset
Ainslie,
Andrew
A. Ainslie
?
-
Cadet
?
Lt.
11.02.1940 [117417] (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
22.07.1940-(04.1941)
T/Maj.
(1956)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
31.05.1956
HM's birthday 56



served in the ranks, The Royal Scots
?
-
11.02.1940
166th Officer Cadet Training Unit
11.02.1940  
 
 
commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
(1940)
 
 
9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (France)
26.03.1941
 
 
transferred, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
(08.1955)
 
 
No. 118 Recruiting Centre (Edinburgh)



The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (A.O.E.R.) (Re-employed)

Aird,
Malcolm Henry
M.H. Aird
Son of Malcolm Rucker Aird and Nellie Margaret Dummett. Married (17.08.1922) Joan Meredith Sturgis, daughter of Henry Sturgis; three sons. From Newbury.
05.11.1899
-
09.07.1965
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.12.1918 [17881]
Lt.
20.12.1920
Capt.
14.05.1930
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
01.12.1940-28.02.1941
T/Lt.Col.
01.03.1941-05.06.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
06.06.1944
Lt.Col.
06.10.1944 (supernumerary 06.10.1947) (retd 18.02.1948)
A/Col.
06.12.1943-05.06.1944
T/Col.
06.06.1944-23.10.1944,
08.03.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Col.
18.02.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
21.06.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
04.06.1946
NW Europe
Officer, Legion of Merit (US) LM
17.10.1946
?
Education: Harrow School, London; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
20.12.1918


commissioned, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers
06.08.1925
-
31.05.1927
Cavalry Depot
01.09.1928
-
12.11.1930
Adjutant, ...
22.02.1942
-
21.04.1942
acting Commander, 29th Armoured Brigade (UK)
24.10.1944
-
07.03.1945
Assistant Adjutant-General, ...
?
-
06.10.1947
Commanding Officer, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers
Airey,
[Sir] Terence Sydney
T.S. Airey (Photo courtesy of Mr W.J.M. Gosling) T.S. Airey
T.S. Airey T.S. Airey
Son of late Sydney Airey, and Helen Airey, of Orchard Cottage, Holbrook, Suffolk.
Married 1st (1934) Constance Hedley (marriage dissolved 1947); one son.
Married 2nd (1947) Bridget Georgiana, daughter of
late Col the Hon. Thomas Vesey.

09.07.1900
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
-
26.03.1983
Fritton, near Norwich, Depwade district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 16.07.1919 [20246]
Lt. 16.07.1921
local Capt. 16.04.1930-19.04.1933
Capt. 20.04.1933
local Maj. 24.10.1934,
05.06.1937-31.07.1938
Maj. 01.08.1938
local Lt.Col. 01.04.1939-08.07.1940?
A/Lt.Col. 23.07.1940-22.10.1940
T/Lt.Col. 23.10.1940-30.04.1942
WS/Lt.Col. 01.05.1942
A/Col. 01.11.1941-30.04.1942
T/Col. 01.05.1942-20.05.1942,
31.08.1942-20.02.1945
local Col. 21.05.1942-30.08.1942
Col. 21.02.1945
A/Brig. 31.08.1942-28.02.1943
T/Brig. 01.03.1943-07.06.1945,
06.09.1945-(01.1946)
A/Maj.Gen. 08.06.1944-07.06.1945
T/Maj.Gen. 08.06.1945-05.09.1945
Maj.Gen. 18.11.1947, seniority 10.02.1946
Lt.Gen. 22.01.1952 (retd 21.08.1954)
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George KCMG 01.01.1951 New Year 51
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 16.06.1944 HM's birthday 44
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 05.08.1943 North Africa (Algeria & Tunisia)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 30.12.1941 Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 24.06.1943 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Italy
Officer, Legion of Merit (US) LM 04.04.1946 ?
Officier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH 1947/48? ?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG 1947/48? ?
Education: Gresham's School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1935-1936).
16.07.1919     commissioned, the Durham Light Infantry
      service in the Eastern Arab Corps
13.01.1928 - 12.01.1935 attached to Sudan Defence Force (from 29.09.1932 as 
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3))
      British Mission to the Egyptian Army
05.06.1937 - 08.07.1940 employed
05.06.1937 - 31.07.1938 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3)
01.08.1938 - 1940? General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)
23.07.1940 - 09.05.1941 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), British HQ, Sudan
25.05.1941 - 31.10.1941 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), British HQ, Abyssinia
01.11.1941 - 20.05.1942 Director of Special Operations, Middle East (Cairo, Egypt)
21.05.1942 - 30.08.1942 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
31.08.1942 - 07.02.1943 Director of Military Intelligence, Middle East (Cairo, Egypt)
08.02.1943 - 07.06.1944 Brigadier General Staff, 18th Army Group (Tunisia, Sicily, Italy)
1944     Chief Intelligence Officer Allied Mediterranean Forces
1944 - 1945 Assistant Chief of Staff Allied Mediterranean Forces (Italy)
1946     Chief of Staff Central Mediterranean Force
1946     Acting Deputy Commander in Chief Allied Forces Italy
16.09.1947 - 31.03.1951 Allied Commander & Military Governor, British-US Zone of Free Territory of Trieste [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Element, Trieste Force]
01.04.1951 - 22.01.1952 Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
22.01.1952 - 1954 Commander, British Forces, Hong Kong
21.08.1954 - 09.07.1962 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Representative Colonel, Light Infantry Brigade, 1954-55. Colonel, The Durham Light Infantry, 10.04.1952-01.07.1956.
Aitchison,
Thomas Stewart
T.S. Aitchison (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939
WS/Lt. 02.02.1941
T/Capt. 10.03.1943-(04.1944)
Education: Merchiston Castle.
02.09.1939     commissioned, 2nd Battalion London Scottish - The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Aitken,
Lachlan Coventry
"Bob"
L.C. Aitken
Son of Col. William Aitken, Royal Artillery, and Susan E. Aitken.
Married (09.1933) Mary Eleanor "Nell" Ingersoll, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Hamilton Ingersoll, of St Catherine's, Ontario, Canada; ... children (one daughter?).
18.08.1900
Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland
-
05.03.1979
Silton, Gillingham, Dorset
2nd Lt. 17.07.1919 [17880]
Lt. 17.07.1921
Capt. 17.07.1932
Maj. 01.03.1938
A/Lt.Col. 10.03.1941-09.06.1941
T/Lt.Col. 10.06.1941-14.05.1944,
13.02.1945-01.01.1946
Lt.Col. 02.01.1946 (supernumerary 02.01.1949) (retd 12.02.1951)
T/Brig. ?
Hon. Brig. 12.02.1951
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 09.09.1942 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 Italy
17.07.1919     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931)     24th Field Brigade (Lucknow, India)
(06.1933)     posted to Canada
24.11.1935 - 30.06.1936 Adjutant, ...
01.11.1936 - 14.02.1940 Brigade Major, 32nd (Midland) Anti-Aircraft Group (under 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division, 1st Anti-Aircraft Corps) (Leicester)
21.04.1941 - 05.1944 Commanding Officer, 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (SR)
12.02.1951 - 18.08.1955 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Aitken,
Robert Mitchell
R.M. Aitken
16.05.1902
Glasgow, Scotland
-
1982
Essex
L/Cpl.
?  [2744994]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
09.09.1942 [243706]
WS/Lt.
09.09.1942 (reld 21.10.1945)
A/Capt.
?
Hon. Lt.
21.10.1945
Boy Scout messenger.
24.03.1917
-
28.02.1929
enlisted service in the ranks, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [served 9 years colours, 3 years reserve, total 12 years]
22.01.1941
-
08.09.1942
enlisted service in the ranks, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
09.09.1942


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
(1944)


served African Auxiliary Pioneer Corps (East Africa)
(1945?)


served in Jerusalem ?
Aitken,
William Henry Hutton
W.H.H. Aitken
19.09.1898
-
died between 02.1967 and 02.1985
2nd Lt.
19.02.1916 [13500]
Lt.
19.08.1917
A/Capt.
04.02.1919-09.03.1919
T/Capt.
04.02.1919-...
Capt.
21.07.1925
Maj.
24.09.1934
A/Lt.Col.
15.04.1940-14.07.1940
T/Lt.Col.
15.07.1940-13.04.1941
Lt.Col.
14.04.1941 (supernumerary 14.04.1944)
A/Col.
28.10.1941-27.04.1942
T/Col.
28.04.1942-30.12.1944
Col.
31.12.1944, seniority 14.04.1944 (supernumerary 31.12.1949) (retd 21.09.1950)
A/Brig.
28.10.1941-27.04.1942
T/Brig.
28.04.1942-31.03.1943,
20.08.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
21.09.1950
Bronze Star Medal (US) BSM
14.05.1948
?
British War Medal; Victory Medal; Iraq Operations 1919-20 Medal & Clasp
19.02.1916


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
09.1917
-
11.1917
served in France
11.1917
-
04.11.1918
served in Italy
04.02.1919
-
?
Education Officer, ...
04.02.1926
-
29.01.1930
Officer Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College
(03.1931)
-
(06.1933)
served in India
10.07.1936
-
26.09.1937
employed under the Air Ministry (London)
(01.1939)


served at Blackdown (UK)
28.10.1941
-
31.01.1943
Commander, Chemical Warfare Troops (Home Forces)
01.04.1943
-
21.11.1943
Director of Chemical Engineers (Home Forces)
22.11.1943
-
19.08.1944
O.E. [= ...?] (Home Forces)
21.09.1950
-
19.09.1956
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Aizlewood,
John Aldam

J.A. Aizlewood
Son of George Henry Aizlewood (1863-1927), and Emily Aldam (1860-1947), of Whirlow Grange, Parkhead, nr Sheffield.
Married (06.01.1920) Margaret Delia "Meta" Dennis (04.08.1896 - 24.01.1977), only daughter of Col. Meade James Crosbie Dennis, CB, RA, DL, JP (1865-1945), and Hon. Alice Handcock (?-1937), younger daughter of 4th Baron Castlemaine, of Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow; one son [Capt. Peter George Dennis Aizlewood, RAC], one daughter.

04.01.1895
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
-
09.1990
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 12.08.1914 [9221]
Lt. 28.05.1915
Capt. 17.10.1922
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1931
Maj. 28.05.1932
Lt.Col. 28.05.1936
Col. 01.08.1939, seniority 28.05.1939 (retd 09.05.1945)
local Brig. 19.05.1939-31.07.1939
T/Brig. 01.08.1939-(04.1941)
A/Maj.Gen. 12.12.1942-11.12.1943
T/Maj.Gen. 12.12.1943
A/Lt.Gen. 1943?
Hon. Maj.Gen. 09.05.1945
Military Cross MC 18.01.1918 *
Military Cross MC 22.06.1918 **
Mention in Despatches MID 14.01.1943 Iraq / Syria / Persia 04.41-02.42
Mention in Despatches MID WW I ?
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when with the leading troops of an advanced guard. Owing to his initiative and resource an enemy ammunition column was destroyed, a headquarters raided, and several officers, fifty men and two machine guns were captured.
** For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the troops on his right flank withdrawing, he immediately organised a counter-attack, leading it himself, by which the lost ground was regained. He succeeded in (maintaining his position, displaying the greatest initiative and gallantry throughout a most trying period.
Education: Uppingham School (01.1909-07.1913; Fircroft House; School Praeses; XV 1912); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1913-1914; Prize Cadetship; XV 1913; term report); Staff College, Quetta (1932-1933; psc).
12.08.1914     commissioned, 4th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards
1914 - 1918 served European War (France & Belgium), latterly with the Machine Gun Corps (despatches)
05.08.1927 - 02.08.1931 Brigade Major, India
1932     Major, 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards
28.05.1936 - 1939 Commanding Officer, 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards
19.05.1939 - 31.07.1939 specially employed
1939 - 1945 served in India, Persia and UK:
01.08.1939 - 1940 Commander, 3rd Meerut Cavalry Brigade (India)
1940 - 1941 Commander, 2nd Indian Army Brigade
1941 - 1942 Commander, 252nd Indian Armoured Brigade Group
17.08.1942 - 26.08.1942 Commander, 29th Armoured Brigade (UK)
26.08.1942 - 03.12.1942 Commander, 30th Armoured Brigade (UK)
02.12.1942 - 17.10.1943 General Officer Commanding, 42nd Armoured Division (UK)
1943 - 1944 Commander, Essex and Suffolk District
1943 - 1944 acting General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command
Farming. Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Gloucester, 10.02.1960. Colonel, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, 06.05.1948-06.06.1958.
Aizlewood,
Peter George Dennis

P.G.D. Aizlewood
Only son of Maj.Gen. John Aldam Aizlewood, MC, DL, and Margaret Delis Dennis.
Married (07.07.1951, Warwick district, Warwickshire) Phayre Marion Margaret Standring, daughter of H.W. Standring, OBE, of Warwick; two sons, two daughters.
08.06.1923
India
-
16.10.2007

Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 20.02.1943 [264475]
WS/Lt. 20.08.1943 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 29.12.1945-(12.1946)
Lt. 07.02.1949, seniority 08.06.1946
Capt. 02.10.1950
Education: Winchester College (1936.3-1941.3; B (Moberly's) House; played cricket [Lords XI, Princes 1941] & racquets); Royal Agricultural College (1947).
1942     Royal Armoured Corps Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst (Belt of Honour)
20.02.1943     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
02.1943 - 06.06.1944 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards (UK, Normandy [severely wounded; lost a leg])
1945     instructor, Royal Armoured Corps Officer Cadet Training Unit
1946     Aide-de-Camp to Commander-in-Chief, Middle East Forces
07.02.1949     commissioned, Warwickshire Yeomanry - Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
24.02.1954 - ? Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Became a dairy farmer, taking over from his father in Gloucestershire, and maintaining a very successful Jersey herd. In spite of the loss of his leg, he continued to ride and play cricket as a wicket keeper. Justice of the Peace (JP) Gloucestershire, 1962.
       
 
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