British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Akerman,
William Philip Jopp
W.P.J. Akerman
Son of late W.S. Akerman of the Mount, Burnham, Som.
Married 1st (1920) Olga Phyllis (died 1922), only daughter of late Maj.Gen. Sir John Steevens, KCB; one
daughter. 
Married 2nd (1925) Annie, elder daughter of late Maj.Gen. E.W. Alexander, VC, CB, CMG; two daughters.
16.01.1888
Wembdon, Somerset
-
22.02.1971
Churt, near Farnham, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.07.1908 [4237]
Lt.
29.07.1911
Capt.
30.10.1914
A/Maj. TF
14.03.1917-21.03.1918
Maj.
22.03.1918
A/Lt.Col. TF
05.11.1918-04.12.1918
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1928
Col.
16.10.1934, seniority 01.07.1931
local Maj.Gen.
29.08.1939-01.10.1939
Maj.Gen.
02.10.1939, seniority 19.06.1938 (retd 05.07.1942)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1918
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1919
?
Military Cross MC
17.04.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1916
? (twice mentioned)
Mention in Despatches MID
13.07.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
14.12.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
23.12.1918
?
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: Oundle School; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; idc, psc
29.07.1908


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
1908
-
1914
served in India
01.11.1914
-
24.08.1915
served in Mesopotamia (wounded three times)
13.03.1917
-
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium
10.05.1919
-
22.01.1922
Major Instructor in Gunnery, School of Instruction for Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery
1922
-
1923
Staff College, Camberley
23.03.1924
-
18.02.1926
Brigade Major, RA (Aldershot Command)
25.02.1926
-
22.03.1928
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Rhine Army
01.01.1929
-
31.12.1931
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
1933


Imperial Defence College
16.10.1934
-
12.03.1936
Assistant Director of Artillery, War Office (London)
13.03.1936
-
15.10.1938
Assistant Master-General of the Ordnance, War Office (London)
29.08.1939
-
1942
Major-General Royal Artillery, Army HQ, India
Akers-Douglas,
Anthony George
A.G. Akers-Douglas
Son of Hon. George Alexander Akers-Douglas [brother of 2nd Viscount Chilston], and Doris Christopherson.
Married (09.08.1941) Dorothy Louise Gage (born 29.09.1917), daughter of Lt.Col. Moreton Foley Gage; two sons, one daughter.
21.12.1914
Reigate district, Surrey
-
04.1991
Haywards Heath district, West Sussex
2nd Lt.
21.12.1935 [56835]
Lt.
21.12.1938
A/Capt.
06.12.1940-05.03.1941
T/Capt.
06.03.1941-20.12.1943
Capt.
21.12.1943 (retd 14.10.1947)
A/Maj.
27.12.1941-03.03.1942,
27.04.1945-19.05.1945
T/Maj.
20.05.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj.
14.10.1947
Education: Eton



from Supplementary Reserve of Officers
21.12.1935


commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) - Royal Armoured Corps
(06.1944)


Squadron Officer, "C" Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
Alanbrooke,
Viscount
see: Brooke,
Sir Alan Francis
 
Alban,
Clifton Edward Rawdon Grant
"Teddy"
C.E.R.G. Alban
Married ((03?).1917, Bedford district, Bedfordshire) Evelyn C.M. Gompertz.
04.12.1889
India
-
06.11.1964
Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 20.04.1910 [5189]
Lt. 26.02.1913
T/Capt. 19.05.1915-18.08.1915
Capt. 19.08.1915
A/Maj. 17.02.1917-07.05.1917,
11.04.1919-06.05.1919
Bt. Maj. 03.06.1918
Maj. 30.09.1927
A/Lt.Col. 08.05.1917-10.08.1918,
07.05.1919-31.07.1919
T/Lt.Col. 11.08.1918-10.04.1919,
01.08.1919-19.10.1919
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1930
Lt.Col. 17.02.1936
Col. 16.01.1939, seniority 01.07.1933 (supernumerary 31.12.1942) (retd 26.02.1945)
A/Brig. 24.01.1941-24.07.1941
T/Brig. 24.07.1941-01.10.1943
A/Maj.Gen. 02.10.1943-01.10.1944
T/Maj.Gen. 02.10.1944-...
Hon. Maj.Gen. 26.02.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 02.06.1943 HM's brithday
Distinguished Service Order DSO 18.07.1917 *
Distinguished Service Order DSO 15.02.1919 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 02.04.1919 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 04.07.1916 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 14.12.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 08.07.1919 ?
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When assembly trenches were ordered to be dug he reconnoitred the position, placed the tape, and superintended the digging of the trench. On a later date he carried out a daring reconnaissance of the enemy wire, and rendered most valuable reports.
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (22.01.1921-10.02.1923; psc).
20.04.1910     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
04.07.1913 - 03.07.1916 Adjutant, ... (service in Mohmands and Swatis, 04.1915 & 08.1915-10.1915)
16.01.1917
19.07.1918
-
-
16.04.1918
11.11.1918
served France & Belgium (wounded)
08.05.1917 - 10.08.1918 Lieutenant-Colonel, South Staffordshire Regiment
11.08.1918 - 03.04.1919 Commanding Officer, 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (NW Frontier, India)
05.04.1919
07.05.1919
-
-
10.04.1919
19.10.1919
Commanding Officer, 52nd Battalion Liverpool Regiment
11.04.1919 - 06.05.1919 52nd Battalion Liverpool Regiment
12.03.1923 - 27.01.1924 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
28.01.1924 - 23.06.1924 Brigade Major, ... (Aldershot Command)
20.12.1925 - 14.01.1929 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 44th (Home Counties) Division (Eastern Command)
01.10.1932 - 03.02.1936 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), War Office (London, UK)
17.02.1936 - 15.01.1939 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The King's Regiment
16.01.1939 - (01.1940) an Assistant Adjutant-General to the Director of Organisation, Adjutant-General's Branch, Army HQ, India
24.01.1940 - (04.1941) Area Commander, India
27.09.1940 - (04.)1944 ADC to the King
26.02.1945 - 04.12.1947 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Colonel, The King's Regiment, 24.10.1940-01.04.1947. CStJ, 29.12.1949.
Albert,
Aubrey John Fenwick
A.J.F. Albert
Son of John Grosvenor Albert (1877-1947), and Winifred Evelyn Fenwick (1880-), of Esher.
Married 1st (16.08.1930, Kensington, London; divorced 1948) Margaret Helen Bassingthwaighte, daughter of Edward James Bassingthwaighte, of Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex; one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd (07.12.1950, Chilliwack, British Columbia) Madeline Joyce Davie (earlier married L.J.E. Hajenius & E. Baker) (08.01.1910 - 14.04.2002); one daughter, one son.
08.09.1906
Vega Cottage, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
-
06.01.1972
Kootenay Lake General Hospital, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Lt. 02.09.1939 [99878]
T/Maj. 10.05.1943-22.12.1944
WS/Maj. 23.12.1944 (demobilized 12.1946) (reld 25.10.1950)
T/Lt.Col. 23.12.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 12.1946
Education: Westminster School (25.09.1919-Easter 1924; Rigaud's House).
Called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn 02.05.1928. Admitted a solicitor 1938. Practised at Wells, Somerset.
      late Cadet, Westminster School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
02.09.1938     commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's)
(1943)     Judge Advocate-General's staff
      served Burma & India
Emigrated to Canada, 1947.
Albrecht,
Henry John Charles

J.H. Aldam
Oldest son of John Louis Albrecht, of Broom Hill, Saham Toney, Norfolk.
Married 1st (12.02.1919, Richmond district, Surrey) Catherine Louise Albrecht (1898? - 07.05.1928), youngest daughter of Charles John Albrecht..
Married 2nd ((09?).1932, Kensington district, London) Margaret A. Williams.
10.01.1891
Swaffham district, Norfolk
-
(03?).1950
Surrey South Western district, Surrey
Lt. 16.08.1917
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939 [98042]
WS/Lt. 02.12.1939
A/Capt. 07.07.1942-(04.1944)
T/Capt. 02.12.1939-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. ? (reld 01.03.1946; disability)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 01.03.1946
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal Hkn 19.03.1948 ?
Portugese Order of Avis, 4th class.
Education: Brightlands (1898-1904; Dulwich College (23.07.1904-04.1908).
Naumann, Gepp & Co. Ltd., Santos, Brazil, 1911-1915 & 1919. Baburizza & Co. Ltd., London EC3, 1922.
WW I     served Machine Gun Corps, Infantry (mentioned in despatches; wounded, POW)
      Army Officers Emergency Reserve
02.09.1939     commissioned, Special List - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
15.07.1940     transferred, Intelligence Corps - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
07.07.1942 - (04.1944) Field Security Officer, HQ Scottish Command (Edinburgh)
 
Alcock,
Ivor William Guest

I.W.G. Alcock
Son of Sidney Walter Alcock, and Agnes Nan Warrior.
His brother 2nd Lt. Montague Charles Guest Alcock, 8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment, died 15.12.1942, aged 29.
Married 1st ((09?).1936, Hammersmith district, London) Barbara H. Hamilton.
Married 2nd ((03?).1948, Ealing district, Middlesex) Ada V. Pike.
Married 3rd ((03?).1961, Willesden district, Middlesex) Kathleen M. Cooper.
17.02.1916
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
09.2002
Hereford district, Herefordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.08.1941 [203356]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Hon. Capt. ?
RINVR:  
T/Lt. 06.05.1944
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 10.07.1945 Operations Arakan coast 11.44-03.45
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 04.03.1952 -
30.08.1941     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
1944?     transferred, Royal Indian Naval Volunteer Reserve
06.05.1944 - (07.1945) HMIS Hamla (HQ, Landing Craft Wing, Versova)
(1944) - (1945) 2nd LCA Flotilla (landing craft, assault) (despatches)
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Aldam,
Jeffery Heaton

J.H. Aldam
Son of William and Clara Ellen Aldam.
Married (1950) Editha Hilary Mary (née Preece); two sons, two daughters.
11.11.1922
-
30.10.1993
Winchester, Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.08.1943 [292660]
WS/Lt.
29.02.1944 (reld 12.12.1945)
Hon. Lt.
12.12.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
14.06.1980
County Education Officer, Hampshire
Military Cross MC
24.01.1946
NW Europe
Education: Chesterfield Grammar School; Trinity College, Cambridge (MA); Harvard University (AM)
29.08.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
1943
(06.1944)
-

1945

13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
Officer Commanding, 2 Troop, "B" Squadron
Admininstrative Assistant, Assistant Education Officer, then Seneior Assistant Education Officer, Norfolk CC, 1949-56; Deputy County Education Officer, NR Yorks CC, 1957-62; Chief Education Officer, East Suffolk CC, 1962-71; County Education Officer, (former) Hampshire CC, 1972-73. County Education Officer, Hampshire, 1973-83.
Member, Court and Council, University of Southampton, 1972-1993.
Alderson,
Ian Stuart
I.S. Alderson (Photo courstesy of Mr Albert Hurst) I.S. Alderson (Photo courstesy of Mr Albert Hurst)
18.07.1912
-
01.1999

South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.09.1932 [53616]
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.
07.11.1940-06.02.1941
T/Maj.
07.02.1941-05.11.1944,
12.12.1944-30.06.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
28.11.1945-09.01.1946,
11.08.1947-23.09.1947
T/Lt.Col.
03.12.1951-31.03.1954
Lt.Col.
01.04.1954 (supernumerary 01.04.1957)
T/Col.
05.08.1955-11.10.1957
Col.
12.10.1957 (retd 20.02.1963)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
31.12.1960
New Year 61
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1946
Mediterranean
Indian General Service Medal 1936-1939 with the bar North West Frontier 1937-39; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star with 1st Army bar; Italy Star; War/Defence Medals
Education: Royal Military Academy; jssc; psc
01.09.1932


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
(06.1933)
-
(01.1937)
5th Field Brigade, Royal Artillery (Jhansi, later Rawalpindi, India)
(01.1939)


Aide-de-Camp of the Commander, Rawalpindi District, Northern Command, India
05.05.1940
-
06.11.1940
Adjutant, ...
13.08.1944
-
05.09.1944
Brigade Major, 1st Infantry Division
21.04.1945
-
26.07.1945
Staff Officer, 2nd grade (SO2), AF [= Allied Forces?]
27.07.1945
-
27.11.1945
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ 13th Corps
28.11.1945
-
09.01.1946
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
10.01.1946
-
23.01.1946
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
24.01.1946
-
10.08.1947
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), GHQ Central Mediterranean Forces
11.08.1947
-
22.09.1947
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), AFHQ
23.09.1947
-
10.03.1948
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ BETFOR
15.01.1950
-
05.04.1951
Brigade Major, 86 Army Group Royal Artillery (AGRA)
03.12.1951
-
26.05.1954
Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (AA&QMG), War Office
05.08.1955
-
(02.1957)
Colonel A/Q, Commander-in-Chief's TAS, GHQ Pakistan
Alderson,
John
J. Alderson
Son of John Henry and Dorothy Alderson; husband of Diana Mary Alderson, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

1916 ?
-
08.04.1945
(KIA) [age 29]
[Rheinberg War Cemetery, 13.B.1]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.01.1940 [113655]
WS/Lt.
14.07.1941
T/Capt.
1944?
Military Cross MC
31.08.1944
Normandy
14.01.1940


commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission]
(06.1944)


attached No. 3 Commando (Normandy)
08.04.1945


died of wounds received in action (Germany)
Alderton,
Harry Haddon
H.H. Alderton
Son of James H. Alderton, and Elizabeth M. Mann, of Thornbury, Shortlands, Kent.
Married (20.01.1945, St Mary Abbot's, Kensington district, London) Pauline Shepherd, Subaltern ATS, FANY, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry Shepherd, of Seend, Wiltshire.
06.11.1916
Bromley district, Surrey / Kent
-
03.1996
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
Cadet ? [6289411]
2nd Lt. 11.12.1943 [303091]
WS/Lt. 11.06.1944
Education: Dulwich College (1930-1933).
11.12.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Aldous,
James Robert Travers
J.R.T. Aldous
Son of Hugh Graham Aldous and Catherine May Inez Travers. Married (31.10.1925) Nancy Corona Morse; one son, two daughters.
05.10.1898
Kensington, Greater London
-

11.07.1985
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.02.1916 [13510]
Lt.
19.08.1917
Capt.
01.10.1925
Maj.
24.09.1934
A/Lt.Col.
13.06.1940-12.09.1940
T/Lt.Col.
13.09.1940-22.07.1941
Lt.Col.
23.07.1941
A/Col.
18.10.1941-17.04.1942
T/Col.
18.04.1942-09.01.1943, 23.09.1943-12.07.1944
Col.
13.07.1944
A/Brig.
18.10.1941-17.04.1942
T/Brig.
18.04.1942-...
Brig.
07.12.1948 (retd 06.04.1950)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Military Cross MC
15.10.1918
*
British War Medal; Victory Medal; NW Frontier of India 1930-31 Medal & Clasp; King Haakon VII Liberty Cross (Norway; 25.03.1949)
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During important operations this officer led his party forward immediately after the objective had been reached, to wire in a strong point some 200 yards from the front line posts. He was heavily and continuously shelled for five hours until he withdrew when he had successfully accomplished his task.. His fine example inspired his men with the greatest confidence under very trying conditions.
Education: Royal Military Academy; Staff College (psc)
19.02.1916


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers
23.10.1917
-
11.11.1918
served in France
06.09.1922
-
14.12.1928
employed under the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (Ordnance Survey)
08.01.1935
-
18.01.1937
Staff Captain, School of Military Engineering (UK)
19.01.1937
-
13.03.1938
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Southern Command (UK)
14.03.1938
-
29.03.1939
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Senior Officers' School (UK)
01.06.1939
-
26.05.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Home Forces (UK)
27.05.1940
-
05.06.1940
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), British Expeditionery Force (France)
13.06.1940
-
17.10.1941
Commander Royal Engineers (CRE), ...
18.10.1941
-
31.07.1942
Commander, 5th Infantry Brigade (UK, India)
01.08.1942
-
22.09.1943
Brigadier General Staff, ...
?
-
23.07.1944
Regimental Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Engineers
23.09.1943
-
14.10.1944
Commandant, 140 (Royal Engineers) Officer Cadet Training Unit (OCTU), North Midland District (UK)
15.10.1944
-
(04.1946)
Brigadier General Staff, Northern Command (York, UK)
06.04.1950
-
05.10.1956
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Suffolk, 05.08.1964. Sheriff, Suffolk, 1966-1969.
Aldrdige,
David Frank
D.F. Aldridge
Son of ... Aldridge, and ... Hyde.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
(06?).1923
Lambeth district, London
-
Cadet ? [14401832]
2nd Lt. 28.11.1943 [302360]
WS/Lt. 28.05.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
Lt. 16.03.1954, seniority 10.12.1949
1943     Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
28.11.1943     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
01.04.1944     transferred, The King's Own Scottish Borderers
      7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
[on Home Detail, Reserve Company, for Operation Market Garden (Arnhem 09.1944)]
      served Norway & Austria
29.01.1946     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers
16.03.1954 - 22.03.1956 commissioned, Somerset Light Infantry - Territorial Army
22.03.1956 - 17.02.1960 Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Aldrdige,
David Joseph
D.J. Aldridge
Son of William Aldridge, and May Jones, of Penytrechwyth, Swansea, South Wales.
(09?).1925
Swansea district, Glamorgan
-
08.05.1949
Petersfield district, Hampshire
[age 23]
Cadet ? [14676325]
2nd Lt. 21.01.1945 [343096]
WS/Lt. 21.07.1945 (reld 27.05.1949; disability)
Hon. Lt. 27.05.1949
21.01.1945     commissioned, The Welch Regiment [emergency commission]
Mr Russell Evans writes: "He attended the Indian Military Academy at Dehra Dun before joining the Advanced Jungle Training Battalion there. In 1944 he was posted as a Lieutenant to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Gurkha Rifles. After the Burma campaign he served with them in Thailand, Malaya and Madras, India. Unfortunately he contracted Tuberculosis while serving in Madras and was evacuated to South Africa where he spent eighteen months recovering. However the illness reoccurred and he spent time in various dedicated T.B. hospitals in the UK before being transferred to Hindhead Military Hospital in Surrey. After spending a further eighteen months in Hindhead he sadly died on 8th May 1949."
Aldrdige,
Horace Augustus
H.A. Aldridge
Guardian, grandfather A.N. Fleuret, of London SE.
16.02.1897
-
11.1994
Brighton district, Sussex
Pte. ? [6683]
T/Lt. ? (reld 01.09.1921; retaining rank of Lt.)
A/Capt. 24.01.1919-07.05.1919
Lt. 22.08.1940 [154181]
WS/Capt. 22.11.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 22.11.1940-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
1914 Star 1915 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: Government School, Stanley, Falkland Islands; Dulwich College (19.09.1912-12.1914).
      19th Royal Fusiliers (served in France from 14.11.1915)
24.01.1919 - 07.05.1919 Battalion Equipment Officer (Tank Corps, Equipment Branch)
22.08.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
22.08.1940 - (04.1944) employed Record Office, Leicester
Aldrdige,
Lewis Cornwell
L.C. Aldridge
Son of Ernest Alfred Aldridge, employed at Hambro's Bank, of London SW17.
Married ((06?).1938, Hampstead district, London) Dorothy M. Still; ... children (one daughter?).
27.07.1908
Lewisham district, London
-
(12?).1981
Colchester district, Essex
SSM ?
2nd Lt. 17.06.1939 [88417]
WS/Lt. 15.12.1939
T/Capt. 15.12.1939-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 14.11.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Capt. 11.04.1945
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Territorial Decoration TD 01.07.1949 -
Education: Balham Modern School (1914-1917); Dulwich College Prparatory School (1918-1921); Dulwich College (16.09.1921-07.1925; Marlow (athletic house)).
Royal Exchange Assurance, 13.01.1926.
      late Cadet, Dulwich Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
17.06.1939     commissioned, 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) - Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army (wounded)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 16.05.1959 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Alexander,
Fulco Peter
F.P. Alexander

Youngest son of Lt.Col. C.H. Alexander, and Donna Lyta Alexander, of Bolton House, Fulham Road, London.
Married 1st ((03?).1934, Salisbury district, Wiltshire) Hilda W. "Bunty" Harding, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Harding, of Witerhington, Downton, Wiltshire.
Married 2nd ((12?).1947, Kensington district, London) Margot Bruecken.
04.12.1909
-
died between 1967 and 1985
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.01.1930 [44806]
Lt.
30.01.1933
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
01.12.1940-28.02.1941
T/Maj.
01.03.1941-02.02.1945,
23.01.1945-30.06.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 18.05.1947)
T/Lt.Col.
1946/47?
Hon. Lt.Col.
18.05.1947
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; certificate of the long survey course at the School of Artillery
30.01.1930


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931)
 
 
3rd Field Brigade RA (Woolwich)
(06.1933)
 
 
1st Survey Company RA (Larkhill)
06.1937


qualified as interpreter 1st class in Italian
(01.1939)
 
 
supernumerary
...
-
...
...
1945
-
1947
Commanding Officer, 922 Military Government Detachment (Hagen, Germany)
18.05.1947
-
04.12.1964
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Alexander,
Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George;
1st Earl of Tunis (14.03.1952); 
1st Viscount of Tunis, and of Errigal (1946);
1st Baron Rideau of Ottawa and of Castle Derg in Co. Tyrone (14.03.1952)
H.R.L.G. Alexander







3rd son of 4th Earl of Caledon and Lady Elizabeth Graham Toler, daughter of 3rd Earl of Norbury. Married (1931) Lady Margaret Diana Bingham, GBE created 1954,
DStJ, younger daughter of 5th Earl of Lucan, PC, GCVO, KBE, CB; two sons, one daughter (and one adopted daughter).

 

10.12.1891
London
-
16.06.1969
Wexham Park Hospital, Slough
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
23.09.1911 [17884]
Lt.
05.12.1912
T/Capt.
15.11.1914-06.02.1915
Capt.
07.02.1915
T/Maj.
22.10.1915-01.11.1915
A/Maj.
10.12.1916-02.03.1917
Maj.
01.08.1917
A/Lt.Col.
03.03.1917-22.05.1917, 15.10.1917-19.12.1918
T/Lt.Col.
01.07.1919-08.06.1920
Lt.Col.
14.05.1922 (half-pay 22.12.1927-01.02.1928)
Col.
01.02.1928, seniority 14.05.1926 (half-pay 20.12.1930-16.01.1931)
T/Brig.
13.10.1934-15.10.1937
Maj.Gen.
16.10.1937 (half-pay 15.01.1938-16.02.1938)
A/Lt.Gen.
08.06.1940-30.06.1940
Lt.Gen.
01.07.1940, seniority 13.07.1938
Gen.
17.01.1942
Field Marshal
04.06.1944 (retd 05.04.1946)
Knight of the Garter KG
03.12.1946
?
Member of the Order of Merit OM
01.01.1959
New Year 59
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
11.11.1942
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
1942

Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1938
?
Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George GCMG
1946
?
Companion of the Star of India CSI
07.02.1936
Loe-Agra operations 23.02-13.04.35
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1916
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
Military Cross MC
14.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
France
Mention in Despatches MID
27.12.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
08.07.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
03.02.1920
?
Mention in Despatches MID
07.02.1936
India
Mention in Despatches MID
08.05.1936
India
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
operations in the field 03-06.40
Mention in Despatches MID
28.10.1942
Burma 12.41-05.42
Chief Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
10.08.1943
?
PC (1952), PC (Can.) (1952)
WWI: Legion of Honour 5th class; Order of St Anne, 2nd Class, with swords, Russia; 1914 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; India: NW Frontier of India Medal and Clasp; WWII:  Order of Suvorov, 1st Class (USSR) (29.02.1944); Grand Cross, Order of King George 1st, Hellenes (Greece) (20.06.1944); Polish Order of Virtuti Militari, Vth Class (07.12.1944); Distinguished Service Medal (US) (02.08.1945)
Education: Harrow; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1926-1927; psc); Imperial Defence College (1930-1930; idc); DCL, LLD
23.09.1911


commissioned into the Irish Guards
1914
-
1918
served European War (France & Belgium, 12.08.1914-04.11.1914 & 16.08.1915-07.07.1917 & 09.1917-11.11.1918) (wounded twice)
10.12.1916
23.05.1917
-
-
02.03.1917
14.10.1917
Major at Battalion HQ, Irish Guards
03.03.1917
15.10.1917
-
-
22.05.1917
23.10.1918
Commanding Officer of a Battalion, Irish Guards
24.10.1918
-
19.12.1918
Commandant, Corps, Infantry School
01.07.1919
-
08.06.1920
specially employed (Poland & Baltic States)
1920
-
1922
Second-in-Command, .. Battalion Irish Guards (UK)
14.05.1922
-
20.01.1926
Commanding Officer, .. Battalion Irish Guards (Turkey, Gibraltar, UK)
21.01.1926
-
1927
student, Staff College, Camberley
31.03.1928
-
13.01.1930
Officer Commanding, Regiment and Regimental District of the Irish Guards
14.01.1930
-
19.12.1930
student, Imperial Defence College
17.01.1931
-
29.02.1932
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (London) (temp.)
01.03.1932
-
13.04.1934
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Northern Command, East Indies (India)
13.10.1934
-
14.01.1938
Commander, Nowshera Brigade, Northern Command, East Indies (India)
1935


Loe­Agra Operations, NW Frontier (India) (despatches 7.2.1936 & 8.5.1936, CSI, Medal and Clasp) & Mohmand Operations (India) (despatches)
17.02.1938
-
07.06.1940
General Officer Commanding, 1st Infantry Division (UK, France & Belgium, UK) [except for 31.5-3.6.1940]
08.06.1940
-
14.12.1940
General Officer Commanding, I Corps (France) (despatches)
15.12.1940
-
26.02.1942
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command (UK)
05.03.1942
-
06.08.1942
General Officer Commanding, Burma (Burma)
07.08.1942
-
18.02.1943
Commander-in-Chief, Middle East (GCB, despatches)
19.02.1943
-
16.01.1944
Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces in North Africa, also:
19.02.1943
-
14.05.1943
Commander-in-Chief, 18th Army Group (Tunisia)
10.07.1943
-
16.01.1944
Commander-in-Chief, 15th Army Group (Italy)
17.01.1944
-
01.03.1944
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Allied Central Mediterranean Force
02.03.1944
-
11.12.1944
Commander-in-Chief, Allied Armies in Italy
12.12.1944
-
29.09.1945
Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre
Governor-General of Canada, 04.1946-28.01.1952. Minister of Defence, UK, 03.1952-10.1954. Governor, Securicor Ltd, 1968-1969.
Aide-de-Camp to the King, 07.03.1936-15.10.1937. Aide-de-Camp General to the King, 20.07.1944-04.04.1946. HM Lieutenant, Greater London, 01.04.1965-27.12.1966. HM Lieutenant, County of London, 17.05.1957-31.03.1965. Constable, HM Tower of London, 
01.08.1960-31.07.1965    
Colonel, 3rd Battalion 2nd Punjab Regiment, 02.07.1937. Colonel, Irish Guards, 28.08.1946-16.06.1969. Honorary Colonel, London Irish Rifles (TA), 10.11.1949. Honorary Colonel, Oxford University Contingent, University Training Corps, 10.07.1951-09.07.1959.
Grand Master of the Order of St Michael and St George, 1960-1967 (Chancellor, 1956-1960).

Freeman of cities of: London, Belfast, Londonderry, Manchester, Edinburgh, Crosby, and Bologna; Hon. Freedom and Livery of Haberdashers' Company; Hon. Bencher of Lincoln's Inn; Hon. Freedom of  Grocers' Company, Painters, Stainers' Company and Mercers' Company; Hon. MICE; Hon. Fellow Roy. Coll. of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Hon. Member Canadian, Bar Association; Governor of Harrow School, 1952-1962.
Published: official despatches (London Gazette, 5 & 12 February 1948, 12 June 1950); The Alexander memoirs, 1940-1945 (ed. by John North) (1962)
Literature: Norman Hillson, Alexander of Tunis : a biographical portrait (1952); W.G.F. Jackson, Alexander of Tunis as military commander (1971); Nigel Nicolson, Alex : the life of Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis (1973)
Alexander,
Ian Stafford
I.S. Alexander
Second son of Dr. John Budge Alexander, MD, DPH (1881-1961), and Hilda W. Bailey.
Brother of F/Lt. David James Alexander, RAFVR.
Married (05.05.1953) Marygold Elizabeth Congreve (14.08.1926 - 27.05.2007), daughter of Lt.Cdr. Sir Geoffrey Cecil Congreve, 1st Bt. (1897-1941), and Helena Madeleine Mary Allhusen (1897-1982); one daughter (who married Maj. Raymond Alexander Carnegie).
01.10.1918
West Ham district, London
-
08.03.2003
Peterhead district, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.08.1938 [77693]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 11.06.1941-27.01.1941,
01.01.1944-13.02.1944
T/Capt. 14.02.1944-30.06.1946
Capt. 01.07.1946
Maj. 25.08.1951 (retd 01.03.1958)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
25.08.1938     commissioned, The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
? - ? ?
04.06.1949 - 28.11.1951 seconded, Sudan Defence Force
Alkan,
Walter [Jakob]
W. Alkan
W. Alkan
Son (with two sisters) of Leopold and Adele Alkan.
Married (1935) Miriam Neuburg (1912-1978), sculptor & author; three sons.

12.05.1911
Berlin, Germany
-
08.1997
Israel
Lt. 14.08.1942 [250317]
WS/Capt. 14.08.1943
WS/Maj. 09.03.1945 (reld 13.09.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 09.03.1945-13.09.1946
Education: in Prague (MD, 1935); London (DTM & H).
Went to Israel in 1935.
14.08.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Palestinian Section [emergency commission]
      served in Palestine, Egypt, Lybia, Italy and Greece:
      No. 19 General Hospital (Middle East Forces)
      149th Field Ambulance RAMC (Middle East Forces)
      8th Malaria Field Laboratory (Middle East Forces)
      No. 23 General Hospital
      No. 16 (Combined) General Hospital (Middle East Forces)
Served with Israel Defence Foce, 1948-1949. Deputy Director, Assaf Harofe Hospital, Zrifin (Director, Internal Department, 1949-1977).
Allbeury,
William
W. Allbeury
Son (with at least one brother and one sister) of Edward Allbeury (1863-1951), chartered accountant, and Jane Tabinor (1871?-1923), of Forest Hill.
Married (04.08.1923, Lewisham district, Kent) Ada Frances Mary Lance (22.08.1903 - 10.1984), daughter of Frederick William Lance (1865-1916), surveyor, and Ada Florence Prescott (1867-1947).
23.04.1897
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
03.1992
Marlborough district, Wiltshire
Pte. ?
T/2nd Lt. 02.04.1917 [41495]
T/Lt. 10.1918 (reld 26.11.1919; retaining rank of Lt.)
2nd Lt. 11.02.1929
Lt. 11.02.1932
Capt. 23.05.1933 (reld 22.06.1948; exceeded age limit)
T/Maj. 06.01.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Maj. 22.06.1948
Military Cross MC 15.10.1918 ?
Territorial Decoration TD 25.07.1947 -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Croix de Guerre (Belgium) CdeG 04.09.1919 ?
Education: Catford Collegiate School (1902-1910); Dulwich College (12.04.1910-12.1913).
Deloitte, Plender, Griffiths & Co., chartered accountants, 1914.
01.1916     28th Battalion (Artists' Rifles) London Regiment
04.1917     18th (Service) Battalion Durham Light Infantry (served in France from 02.04.1917; Arras & final advance)
11.02.1929     6th City of London Regiment - Territorial Army
29.12.1934 - 22.06.1946 Territoral Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
15.12.1935     transferred, General List, Infantry - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
04.06.1940     transferred, The Buffs - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
25.05.1941     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Allen,
Alexander John
A.J. Allen (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Marsh)
Married ((09?).1931, Camberwell district, London) Eleanor Alice Levett; no children.
31.12.1901
Hampton, Kingston district, Middlesex
-
1979
Hampton, Kingston district, Middlesex
RSM ?
2nd Lt. 21.05.1941 [185887]
WS/Lt. 21.05.1941 (reld < 10.1945)
T/Capt. 01.10.1943-(07.1945)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 Italy
      served in the ranks, Royal Regiment of Artillery
21.05.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
Allen,
Algernon Anderson Johnston
A.A.J. Allen
02.11.1894
Staffordshire
-
(06?).1981
Newbury district, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
04.11.1917, seniority 12.12.1915
...
...
Lt.Col.
31.07.1942 (supernumerary 31.07.1945) (retd 27.11.1946)
A/Col.
30.10.1942-29.04.1943
T/Col.
30.04.1943-06.07.1944,
15.08.1944-18.04.1945,
08.06.1945-(01.1946)
A/Brig.
23.07.1943-22.01.1944
T/Brig.
23.10.1944-06.07.1944
Hon. Brig.
27.11.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
12.01.1920
?
04.11.1917


commissioned into the Royal Irish Fusiliers
...


...
31.10.1942
-
22.07.1943
Sub-Area Commander, Middle East
23.07.1943
-
06.07.1944
Area Commander, Middle East
Allen,
Basil George
B.G. Allen
26.03.1893
district Islington
-
(12?).1970
Torbayd district, Devonshire
2nd Lt.
17.04.1915
...
...
Maj.
01.08.1938 (retd 09.08.1947)
T/Lt.Col.
21.04.1942
A/Col.
30.07.1942-30.09.1942
A/Brig.
30.07.1942-30.09.1942
Hon. Lt.Col.
09.08.1947
17.04.1915


commissioned into The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
26.10.1934
-
25.03.1938
Adjutant, ... (Territorial Army)
?


?
Allen,
Charles Hubert
C.H. Allen (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
11.09.1910
-
07.1987
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 28.08.1930 [47520]
... ...
A/Lt.Col. 30.06.1944-22.07.1944
... ...
Lt.Col. 27.06.1953 (retd 06.09.1957)
Military Cross MC 21.10.1941 ?
28.08.1930     commissioned, The Welch Regiment
... - ... ...
07.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Allen,
Fernley Frederick Edmund
"Freddie"
F.F.E. Allen
Married (1936) Dorothy Maltzahn, the daughter of a German father and a Scottish mother; one son.
From Sunnydale.

30.12.1912
London
-
15.06.2005
Rye, New York
Spr.
?
2nd Lt.
26.04.1939  [87057]
WS/Lt.
15.10.1940
T/Capt.
15.10.1940
WS/Capt.
20.11.1941
T/Maj.
20.11.1941
WS/Maj.
17.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
17.01.1945
Hon. Lt.Col.
> 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
12.04.1945
NW Europe (Ardennes)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.04.1945
NW Europe (Reichswald)
Education: Brighton College
Worked with CE Heath, insurance brokers, who sent him to Berlin and then to Paris.



late Cadet, Brighton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps



served in the ranks in the 32nd (7th City of London) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers
26.04.1939


commissioned The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



transferred to the Suffolk Regiment
(06.1944)
-
11.1944
Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion The Suffolk Regiment (Normandy, France, Belgium, Holland [temporary CO])
11.1944
-
(05.1945)
CO 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment (Ardennes, Reichswald)
09.03.1945
-
17.03.1945
acting Commander, 158th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
1945
-
1946
Military Governor of Brunswick and then joined the finance division of the British Military Government
?
-
26.09.1950
served The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
27.09.1950
-
13.02.1963
transferred to The East Lancashire Regiment - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
In 1946 he returned to the insurance industry. He joined the Stewart Smith Group as a director two years later and became managing director in 1955, retiring in 1976.
Allen,
Frank William Alexander
F.W.A. Allen
Son of Francis Radcliffe Allen (1874-), and Alice Mary Alexander (1881-).
Married ((09?).1937, Crosby district, Merseyside) Madeleine Tordoff Armitage (25.05.1906-24.04.2004), daughter of Arthur Armitage and Martha Harriett Sutcliffe; one son.

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

01.05.1910
Waterloo, Liverpool, West Derby district, Lancashire
-
21.03.1983
Witney, Oxford district, Oxfordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.10.1941 [214520]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 01.06.1943-30.04.1944
WS/Capt. 01.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 01.05.1944-(04.1946)
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 14.05.1948 ?
25.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
01.02.1944     Officer Commanding, No. 2 "J" Squadron, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (attached HQ I Canadian Corps, Italy)
      Officer Commanding, "A" Detachment, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (attached HQ Fifth Army, Italy)
      Second-in-Command, then Commanding Officer, 2 GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom")
Allen,
J
J. Allen (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. ?
WS/Lt. ?
11.02.1940     commissioned, The Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)     Junior Liaison Officer, HQ 1st Airborne Division
Allen,
John Frederick Whitacre
J.F.W. Allen
26.03.1890
Wellingborough?
-
26.03.1976
Tenterden, Kent?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.09.1909 [4365]
Lt.
16.09.1911
T/Capt.
28.04.1915-28.05.1915
Capt.
29.05.1915
Maj.
01.06.1927
Lt.Col.
27.04.1935
Bt. Col.
02.10.1938, seniority 27.04.1938
Col.
25.10.1938, seniority 27.04.1938 (supernumerary 30.06.1944) (retd 13.07.1946)
A/Brig.
31.05.1940-29.11.1940
T/Brig.
30.11.1940-01.11.1942,
10.02.1944-02.04.1945
Hon. Brig.
13.07.1946
Military Cross MC
02.06.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
31.05.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
Norway 04.40
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc)
18.09.1909


commissioned into The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
25.02.1914
21.02.1917
-
-
12.06.1916
17.06.1918
employed with West African Frontier Force (Kamerun and Nigeria 28.09.1914-19.02.1916; British, German and Portugese East Africa, Nyassaland and Northern Rhodesia 11.09.1917-11.12.1917) (wounded twice)
14.01.1919
-
03.12.1919
Assistant Instructor, Officers' Instructional School
01.04.1925
-
23.01.1927
Staff Captain, ... (Eastern Command)
24.01.1927
-
05.01.1928
Staff Captain, Shanghai Defence Force and Northern China (temporary)
06.01.1928
-
02.05.1929
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), ... (Southern China)
01.02.1931
-
31.03.1933
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 44th (Home Counties) Division (Woolwich, Eastern Command)
01.04.1933
-
31.01.1935
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), Home Counties Area (Eastern Command)
27.04.1935
-
01.10.1938
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Buffs (Lucknow)
02.10.1938
-
08.12.1939
Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), HQ The British Troops in Egypt (Egypt)
31.12.1939
-
30.05.1940
Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (AA&QMG), ... (UK) & of the Land Forces in Narvik [North Western Expeditionary Force] (Norway)
31.05.1940
-
01.11.1942
Deputy Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (DA&QMG), ...
02.11.1942
-
09.02.1944
Colonel in charge of Administration, ...
Deputy Lieutenant, County of Kent, 28.04.1958-...
Allen,
John Robert
J.R. Allen
02.05.1893
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
(06?).1971
Chanctonbury district, Sussex
2nd Lt.
09.11.1920, seniority 01.07.1917
Capt.
19.10.1925, seniority 01.04.1925
Maj.
20.10.1937
A/Lt.Col.
14.02.1940-13.05.1940
T/Lt.Col.
14.05.1940-25.09.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
26.09.1942
Lt.Col.
02.10.1942 (supernumerary 02.10.1945) (retd 31.07.1946)
A/Col.
26.03.1942-25.09.1942
T/Col.
26.09.1942-(01.1946)
A/Brig.
18.10.1942-17.04.1943
T/Brig.
18.04.1943-07.06.1944,
13.10.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
31.07.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
18.02.1943
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
?
09.11.1920


commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps
...


...
(01.1939)


served at Colchester (UK)
18.10.1939
-
11.02.1940
Deputy Assistant Director of Transport, British Expeditionery Force
13.02.1940
-
25.03.1942
Commander RASC, ...
26.03.1942
-
20.08.1942
Deputy Director of Supplies & Transport, ... (Middle East)
21.08.1942
-
17.10.1942
Commandant, ... (Middle East)
18.10.1942
-
09.11.1943
Deputy Director of Supplies & Transport, ...
Allen,
Robert Hall
R.H. Allen
11.06.1886
-
20.09.1981
2nd Lt.
20.12.1905
Lt.
10.12.1908
Capt.
30.10.1914
A/Maj.
01.12.1916-28.12.1916
Maj.
29.12.1916
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1929
Lt.Col.
01.06.1934
Col.
29.05.1937, seniority 01.07.1932
T/Brig.
27.09.1938-(01.1940)
Maj.Gen.
10.01.1940, seniority 12.07.1938 (retd 12.11.1942)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1942
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
20.12.1905


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
29.05.1937
-
26.09.1938
Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (AA&QMG), Aldershot Command
27.09.1938
-
(01.1940)
Commander, 46th Anti-Aircraft Group (Bristol)
1940
-
1941
General Officer Commanding, 5th Anti-Aircraft Division (Reading, UK)
1941
-
1942
General Officer Commanding, 8th Anti-Aircraft Division
Allen,
Robert Willoughby John
R.W.J. Allen

Son of ... Allen, and Constance Mary Josephine Allen (née ...).
1915 ?
Argentine ?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 11.02.1940 [117899]
WS/Lt. 11.08.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 17.03.1992

-

? - 10.02.1940 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
11.02.1940     commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
? - 26.05.1940 Officer Commanding, 9 Platoon, C Company, 7th Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps (captured at Calais)
26.05.1940 - 1945? POW (No. 1291) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
Allen,
Ronald Lewis
"Ronnie"
R.W.J. Allen

Eldest son of councillor William John Allen, and Mary Blodwen Lewis, later of Tabor Court, Cheam, Surrey.
Married 1st (17.03.1945, Egypt; divorced 1951) Jirina Georgette Valachova (? - 07.2000), of Czech origin; one daughter. Georgette Allen remarried (1951) then Capt. (later Maj.) Christopher Albert Edward Babbage, RA.
Married 2nd (07.01.1956, St Columba's Church, Pont Street, London SW1) Christine Maude Scott, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs E. Terence Scott, of Crestway, Denham, Buckinghamshire; one daughter, one son.
02.04.1916
Swansea district, Glamorgan
-
19.06.1986
North Aston, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. 28.03.1940 [125545]
A/Capt. 19.12.1940-18.03.1941
T/Capt. 19.03.1941-26.04.1941,
03.05.1941-27.09.1942
WS/Capt. 28.09.1942
A/Maj. 28.06.1942-27.09.1942
T/Maj. 28.09.1942-05.11.1947
A/Lt.Col. 09.08.1945-02.10.1945
Lt. 07.06.1947, seniority 02.04.1939
Capt. 07.06.1947, seniority 28.03.1946
T/Maj. 24.07.1950-01.04.1952
Maj. 02.04.1952
T/Lt.Col. 01.03.1954-10.09.1958
Lt.Col. 11.09.1958
Col. 24.07.1962
T/Brig. 22.06.1966-30.12.1966
Brig. 31.12.1966 (retd 02.04.1971)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1970

New Year 70

Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 31.05.1956

HM's birthday 56

Mention in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
Queen's Commendation for brave conduct Cmdn 07.02.1964 non-combatant gallantry
Education: Privately; University of South Wales; University of Monmouthshire; BSc Hons London 1939.
Scientist, Safety in Mines Research Board; Birmingham University, 1939; Imperial Chemical Industries, 1939.
28.03.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission to 06.06.1947]
1940 - 1942 served in the UK
10.08.1942 - 28.08.1944 Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), General Headquarters, Middle East Forces
29.08.1944 - 02.10.1945 Director of Ordnance Services (DOS), General Headquarters, Middle East Forces
07.06.1947     permanent commission, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
01.05.1947 - 22.09.1948 Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), War Office
1949 - 1950 served in Egypt
23.01.1950 - 01.04.1950 Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), War Office
02.10.1950 - 06.11.1951 Technical Staff Officer, 2nd grade (TSO2), Royal Air Establishment, Ministry of Supply
1951 - 1952 served in the USA
16.08.1957 - 06.01.1959 Chief Instructor (School of Armament), Royal Army Ordnance Corps
02.07.1960 - 15.04.1961 Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (ADOS), Headquarters, Middle East Land Forces (Cyprus)
19.06.1961 - 25.01.1962 Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (ADOS), Headquarters Rhine Area (British Army of the Rhine)
01.03.1962 - 22.03.1966 Principal Ammunition Technical Officer (PATO), Headquarters Ammunition Organisation, RAOC
22.06.1966 - 1967 Chief Inspector Land Services Ammunition (CILSA) & Deputy Commander Headquarters Base Organisation, RAOC
1967 - 1971 Deputy Commander Headquarters Base Organisation, RAOC & Head of Inventory Systems Development
Member, Acceptable Risk Working Party, Council for Science and Society, 1977. Member, East Hertfordshire District Council, 1973-83 (Chairman: A & R Committee; Computer WP; Organisational WP). FRIC 1962 (ARIC 1939); MBIM 1967; Fellow, British Computer Society 1969. General Manager, Building Societies' Staff College, Ware, 1971-81.
Allen,
Sidney Joe
S.J. Allen (Photo courtesy of Dr,. Traudi Allen)
5th child of Gabriel Herbert Whiting Allen, and Nellie Allen (née Thompson).
Married (11.1946, Bleiburg, Austria) Waltraude Magnet (born 18.01.1922); one daughter, two sons.
01.05.1919
Northampton
-
06.08.2004
Caloundra, Qld., Australia
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
06.09.1941 [203872]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 1946)
T/Capt.
24.06.1943-(04.1944),
02.12.1944-(04.1946)
A/Maj.
03.01.1944-(05.1944)



served War of 1939-1945 in England, Ireland, 
South Africa, Madagascar (contracted malaria), India (1941), Persia, Palestine, Persia, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Italy, Austria:
06.09.1941


commissioned, The Northamptonshire Regiment [emergency commission]



5th Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment [not clear whether he served with this unit for most of the war, but Allen wrote somewhere that he "resumed command of B Company" of the Battalion]
(01.1944)
-
(05.1944)
seconded as Instructor Gas School, Middle East Training Centre
1945
-
1946
Town Major of Bleiburg, Austria
Allen,
Sir Stephen Shepherd
S.S. Allen S.S. Allen (at Gallipoli, 1915) (Photo courtsey of Mr Peter Macky)
Seventh of ten children of late William Shepherd Allen, MP, and Elizabeth Penelope Candlish.
Married (11.06.1918) Mary Isabel Hay (died 1946), daughter of A.L. Foster, Auckland, NZ; three sons (two of them died as infants, one died on active service [Lt. Peter Russell Hay Allen, RN]), one daughter.

02.08.1882
Cheadle, Staffordshire
-
04.11.1964
near Maramarua, New Zealand
(motor accident after suffering from a heart attack)
Maj.
1914 [989]
Lt.Col.
15.01.1917
Col.
?
2nd Lt.
04.09.1939 [103817] (reld 07.02.1942)
A/Capt. ?
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) KBE
1933
?
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
1919
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.1918
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
06.1918
?
Volunteer Officers' Decoration VD
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.06.1942
Middle East 07.41-10.41
Education: Privately; Pembroke College, Cambridge (1901-1905; MA, LLB; also served Cambridge University Volunteer Reserve Corps)
After being admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in 1906, he opened a solicitor's office in Morrinsville in January 1907; he was involved in setting up the Hamilton District Law Society in 1912. From 1908 to 1913 he was the first chairman of the Morrinsville Town Board, and was also a Methodist lay preacher.
1911


commissioned, 6th (Hauraki) Regiment - Territorial Force
03.1915
-
1918
served European War in the New Zealand Expeditionery Force: 09.1915 Auckland Battalion at Gallipoli; Second-in-Command, then from 15.01.1917 Commanidng Officer, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment (France; wounded 04.10.1917, re-joined 01.1918) (DSO and bar, CMG)
1920
-
1924
Commander 1st (NZ) Infantry Brigade
1926
-
1928
Commanding Officer, Hauraki Regiment
1925
-
1928
Honorary ADC to the Governor-General for New Zealand
27.04.1927
-
03.1928
Mayor of Morrinsville
03.1928
-
04.04.1931
Administrator of Western Samoa
1932
-
1934
member of Central Transport Licensing Authority, New Zealand
1933
-
1937
Commander 1st (NZ) Infantry Brigade
1935
-
1937
Chairman Transport Co-ordination Board
04.09.1939


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
1939
-
1940
Staff Captain, Salisbury Plain Area
06.03.1940
-
12.07.1941
Assistant Military Secretary, 2nd New Zealand Expeditionery Force (Mediterranean)
1942
-
12.1942
employed at Ministry of Home Security, Birmingham
Justice of the Peace (JP). Grand Master of the Freemasons N.Z.C., 1948–50.
Published: Early Morrinsville (1959); contributed papers to the Kipling Journal

Allen,
William Maurice
W.M. Allen
Son of David Allen (1864?-), linen buyer, and Isabella Allen (née ...) (1872?-), of London SW17.

16.04.1908
Upper Tooting, Wandsworth district, London
-
26.05.1988
Dover district, Kent
Sigm. ?
2nd Lt. 28.12.1940 [161025]
A/Lt. 28.12.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 01.04.1943
T/Maj. 01.04.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 12.08.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 12.08.1944?-...
Hon. Lt.Col. < 04.1946
Education: Streatham Grammar School; Dulwich College (04.05.1922-07.1925); London School of Economics.
      served in the ranks, Royal Corps of Signals
28.12.1940     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Assistant Director of Research, International Monetary Fund, 1947-49; Adviser, Bank of England, 1950-64; Executive Director, Bank of England, 1964-70. Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, 1931-48; Visiting Fellow Nuffield College, Oxford, 1954-62. Honorary Fellow, London School of Economics, 1963. Governor, London School of Economics, 1951.
Allfrey,
Sir Charles Walter
C.W. Allfrey C.W. Allfrey
C.W. Allfrey  
Son of late Captain Henry Allfrey, 60th Rifles, Hemingford, Warwickshire, and Kathleen Hankey. Married (1935) Geraldine Clare, elder daughter of late Col Lucas-Scudamore and of Mrs Lucas-Scudamore, Kentchurch Court, Hereford; one son, one daughter.

24.10.1895
Southam, Northamptonshire
-
02.11.1964
[Bristol ?]
2nd Lt.
12.08.1914 [5697]
Lt.
09.06.1915
A/Capt.
05.01.1917-02.11.1917
Capt.
03.11.1917
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1931
A/Maj.
17.12.1917-08.01.1919, 10.01.1919-17.02.1919
Maj.
10.08.1933
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1935
Col.
06.08.1939, seniority 01.01.1938
A/Brig.
27.02.1940-26.08.1940
T/Brig.
27.08.1940-18.07.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
09.07.1940-18.07.1941
T/Maj.Gen.
19.07.1941-08.03.1943
WS/Maj.Gen.
09.03.1943
Maj.Gen.
06.11.1943, seniority 07.06.1943
A/Lt.Gen.
09.03.1942-08.03.1943
T/Lt.Gen.
09.03.1943-08.08.1944, 16.11.1944-22.11.1946
Lt.Gen.
23.11.1946, seniority 14.12.1944 (retd 17.06.1948)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
05.08.1943
Tunisia
Distinguished Service Order DSO
06.10.1933
North Kurdistan, Iraq
Military Cross MC
01.01.1918
New Year 18
Military Cross MC
16.09.1918
*
Chief Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
10.08.1943
?
1914 Star and Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Iraq Medal; Kurdistan Medal and Clasp
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a battery. Although his right flank was uncovered, and he was subjected to direct machine-gun and artillery fire from his right, front and flank, he kept his battery in action for over two hours until ordered to withdraw. He kept up a steady rate of fire with a proportion of his guns on the barrage, and with the remainder run out of their pits engaged the attacking infantry with open sights. The fact that he was ultimately able to withdraw all his guns without loss reflects the greatest credit on his fine skill and example. On many subsequent occasions he has occupied positions with the greatest skill, and has set a fine example to all under his command.
Education: Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; Staff College, Camberley (psc)
12.08.1914


commissioned, Royal Artillery (31.10.1914-1.11.1918 France & Belgium) (wounded twice)
05.01.1917
-
02.11.1917
Second-in-Command, ... Battery
10.01.1919
-
17.02.1919 Officer Commanding, ... Battery
13.11.1925
-
12.11.1928
Adjutant, Equitation School
29.11.1930
-
02.10.1932
employed with Iraq Army (operations in North Kurdistan, Iraq) (under the Colonial Office)
03.10.1932
-
21.12.1933
employed British Military Mission attached as Inspector Artillery to Iraq Army (Iraq)
21.01.1936
-
20.01.1939
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley (UK)
06.08.1939
-
25.02.1940
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Home Forces & British Expeditionary Force (UK, France & Belgium)
27.02.1940
-
07.06.1940
Corps Commander Royal Artillery (CCRA), II Corps (UK)
08.06.1940
-
18.07.1940
Corps Commander Royal Artillery (CCRA), IV Corps (UK)
19.07.1940
-
23.02.1941
Area Commander, Southwestern Area, Home Forces (UK)
24.02.1941
-
27.02.1941
General Officer Commanding, Devon and Cornwall County Division (UK)
28.02.1941
-
08.03.1942
General Officer Commanding, 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division (UK)
09.03.1942
-
08.08.1944
General Officer Commanding 5th Corps (Tunisia, Italy)
16.11.1944
-
1948
General Officer Commanding, British Troops in Egypt
18.06.1948
-
24.10.1957
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 1947-1957. Colonel Commandant, Royal Horse Artillery, 16.08.1949-01.01.1957.
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), 26.02.1953. Justice of the Peace (JP).
Allibone,
David
D. Allibone
Son (with a twin brother and an older brother) of Bernard Charles Allibone (1896-1976), and Annie M. Bolland.
Married (1957) Jill Spencer Rigden (26.04.1932 - 03.02.1998), art historian and doyenne of the Victorian Society, daughter of Horace Walter Rigden; three daughters.

12.03.1925
Lewisham district, London
-
31.12.2007
(formerly of Benenden, Kent)
Cadet ? [2602743]
2nd Lt. 25.07.1945 [352342]
WS/Lt. 25.01.1946
A/Capt. 1947?
Education: Dulwich College (1939-1943; played in cricket XI); Worcester College, Oxford (1943-1945? & 1947-1950).
25.07.1945     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals[emergency commission]
      served mostly in India
Solicitor, City of London. Following articles with a Mr Thompson, Allibone joined Mr Coleman in Coleman and Allibone, which became Allibone’s and grew into a successful legal practice. Head of litigation, Cameron Kemm Norden (from 1980 Cameron Markby), 1972-1990.
Allison,
Andrew Archibald
W.W. Allison
?
-
2nd Lt.
01.12.1943 [298835]
01.12.1943
-
01.03.1946
2nd Lieutenant, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers, Special List (for service with the Army Cadet Force - City of Glasgow)
Allison,
Harry Edwin
W.W. Allison
?
-
1998
Leicestershire / Lincolnshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.08.1942 [242896]
WS/Lt. 02.02.1943 (reld 09.1946)
T/Capt. 16.04.1944-(04.1946)
T/Maj. (1946)
Hon. Maj. 09.1946
02.08.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served with 91st & 92nd Field Companies Indian Engineers
Allison,
William Wigram
"Toby"
W.W. Allison (Photo courtesy of Mr Ronald Gamble)
02.06.1895
Louth, Lincolnshire
-
02.1984

Truro, Cornwall
T/2nd Lt.
12.11.1914-01.08.1915
T/Lt.
02.08.1915-01.03.1917
A/Capt.
08.12.1916-20.02.1917 (reld 02.03.1917)
2nd Lt.
25.01.1918, seniority 12.08.1915 [14446]
Maj.
25.11.1936
A/Lt.Col.
19.07.1940-18.10.1940
T/Lt.Col.
19.10.1940-15.05.1943
Lt.Col.
24.05.1943 (retd 18.04.1947)
A/Col.
15.08.1943-14.02.1944
T/Col.
15.02.1944
A/Brig.
15.08.1943-14.02.1944
T/Brig.
15.02.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
18.04.1947
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
10.04.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.06.1919
?
British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: psc, fs



temporarily commissioned into the The Royal Sussex Regiment - 12th Battalion (2nd South Down) (France & Belgium 02.03.1916-03.1917)
25.01.1918


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
05.1918
-
04.11.1918
served in Italy
04.10.1922
-
04.04.1926
Adjutant, ... - Territorial Army
09.03.1933
-
14.02.1935
Staff Officer Royal Artillery (General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3)), ... (Southern Command)
15.02.1935
-
30.04.1936
employed for Air Staff duties RAF
04.06.1937
-
30.12.1938
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (Egypt) (temporary)
04.1939
-
12.1939
Battery Commander (Officer Commanding), 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (SR) (Coleraine, Northern Ireland & Grangemouth, Scotland)
21.12.1939
-
18.07.1940
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (DAA&QMG), Home Forces
19.07.1940
-
29.09.1941
Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (AA&QMG), Home Forces
15.08.1943
-
30.08.1944
Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master General (DAQMG), Home Forces
01.03.1945
-
26.05.1945
Commander, 307th Infantry Brigade (UK, NW Europe)
Allman Smith,
Edward Percival
E.P. Allman Smith
Married Alexandra Lucy O'Brien (born 01/02.1887), an Army nurse, whom he metat the Battle of Galipoli; ... children.

03.11.1886
Balbriggan, Dublin
-
17.11.1969

Islington district, Greater London
Lt. 26.01.1912
Capt. 30.03.1915
A/Maj. 04.01.1918-11.12.1918
Maj. 26.01.1924
Lt.Col. 01.07.1934
Col. 01.08.1939, seniority 01.07.1937 (supernumerary 01.08.1943) (retd 22.04.1947)
A/Brig. 09.03.1941-08.09.1941
T/Brig. 09.09.1941-27.04.1942
Hon. Brig. 22.04.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 03.06.1919 ?
Military Cross MC 25.08.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 15.08.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 05.06.1919 ?
1914 Star 1914 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: MB, BCh, BAO and LM Rot 1910 (TC Dub)
26.01.1912     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps
26.01.1912 - 25.01.1913 seconded, Royal City of Dublin Hospital
1913 - 1916 served in India
05.04.1916 - 31.10.1918 served in Mesopotamia (& 1918-1920)
1922 - 1923 served in Constantinople
1923 - 1927 served in India
02.1927 - 09.1927 served in Shanghai
1931 - 1935 served in Moascar, Egypt
1935 - 1936 Senior Medical Officer, Bordon Area
1936 - (01.)1937 Commanding Officer, 3rd Casualty Clearing Station (Palestine)
1937 - 1938 Senior Medical Officer, Bordon Area
1938 - 1940 Commanding Officer, British Military Hospital, Mhow (India)
1940     Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), HQ 2nd Armoured Division (India)
09.03.1941 - 27.04.1942 Deputy Director of Medical Services (DDMS), HQ British Forces in Palestine & Trans-Jordan (Middle East)
1942 - 1946 Commanding Officer, Military Hospital, Catterick (UK)
1946 - 1947 President, Standing Medical Board
22.04.1947 - 15.07.1949 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Played field hockey for Dublin University Hockey Club and Ireland (London Olympics 1908).
Allott,
Richard Knowles Brian
"Tramp" / "Ken"
R.K.B. Allott
Son of ... Allott, and ... Knowles.
From Lymington.
08.08.1918
Leighton Buzzard district, Bedfordshire / Buckinghamshire
-
10.1995
New Forest district, Hampshire / New Forest
2nd Lt.
25.08.1938 [77673]
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
20.01.1942-19.04.1942
T/Capt.
20.04.1942-08.07.1945,
06.12.1945-30.06.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946
Maj.
25.08.1951 (retd 21.04.1960)
Military Cross MC
05.11.1942
Middle East 42
25.09.1938


commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment



2nd Battalion The Middlesex Regiment



1 Special Boat Squadron, attached L Detachment SAS (captured at Operation Bigamy, 09.1942)
Almonds,
John Edward
"[Gentleman] Jim"
J.E. Almonds J.E. Almonds
J.E. Almonds J.E. Almonds
Son of George Almonds, a Lincolnshire smallholder.
Married (1939) Iris May Lock (died 1996); one son, two daughters.

06.08.1914
Stixwould, Lincolnshire
-
20.08.2005
Stixwould, Lincolnshire
Sgt.
? [2655648]
Sqn. QMS
?
2nd Lt.
10.09.1944 [333683]
WS/Lt.
10.09.1944
T/Capt.
02.07.1945-(04.1946)
Lt.
04.11.1946, seniority 10.09.1944
Capt.
12.03.1951 (reld 31.12.1960)
Hon. Maj.
31.12.1960
Military Medal MM
26.11.1942
Middle East (special operations & escapes)
Military Medal MM
27.04.1944
?
Croix de Gueer with silver star (France) CdeG
?
Operation Gain
1932
-
1936
enlisted service, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards (duty at Tower of London)
Served with the Bristol Police, 1936-1939.
1939?
-
1940
served in the ranks, 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards
1940
-
09.1941
seconded, No. 8 Commando
09.1941
-
09.1942
seconded, L Detachment, Special Air Service Brigade (North Africa; captured)
09.1942
-
10.1943
POW in Italian captivity (Campo 51 (Altamura), Campo 65 (Gravina) & Campo 70 (Monturano); escaped twice)
10.1943
-
02.1944
in charge of security at Chequers
02.1944
-
09.09.1944
seconded, 1st Special Air Service Regiment (Darvel, Scotland; parachuted into France as Squadron Sergeant-Major of "D" Squadron [Operation Gain])
10.09.1944


commissioned, Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps [immediate emergency commission] (served in Norway early 1945)
16.11.1945 
 
 
transferred, The Gloucestershire Regiment
04.11.1946
-
31.12.1960
short service commission (served with the British Military Mission to Ethiopia and with the Eritrean Field Force; he rejoined the SAS when it was reconstituted, and commanded "B" Squadron 1st SAS, clearing terrorists from the Malayan jungle in 1953; he finally resigned his commission after four years in Ghana)
On 1st April 1962 , Mr John Edward Almonds became an employee of the Bardney Sugar Factory. Jim worked as a Spare man, then went on to the Carbs, Evaporators, Vacuum Pans and eventually progressed to become an Instrument Mechanic, until he left in February 1973.
Literature
: Lorna Almonds, Gentleman Jim : the wartime story of a founder of the SAS (2001).
Alms,
George Frederick Hill
G.F.H. Alms
29.03.1895
Taunton, Somerset
-
(09?).1973

Lambeth district, Greater London
2nd Lt.
16.09.1914
...
...
Lt.Col.
17.01.1938
A/Col.
15.07.1940-14.01.1941
T/Col.
15.01.1941-06.11.1942
Col.
07.11.1942, seniority 17.01.1941 (retd 27.06.1949)
A/Brig.
06.10.1940-05.04.1941
T/Brig.
06.04.1941-16.07.1943,
04.07.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
27.06.1949
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
16.04.1942
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
03.09.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
26.07.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
?
16.09.1914


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers
...


...
15.07.1940
-
05.10.1940
Somerset Sub-Area Commander, Home Forces
06.10.1940
-
25.02.1942
Chief Engineer, British Troops in the Sudan
Alston,
Cedric Rowland
C.R. Alston

Eldest son (with two brothers and one sister) of Rowland Alston (1857-1927), tea importer, and Alice Maud Powell (1868-1957).
Brother of Cdr. Aubrey Rowland Alston, RN, and Cdr. D.R. Alston, RN.
Married (02.01.1917, St Stephen's Church, South Dulwich, London) Margery Lilian Stewart (26.12.1896 - 06.1989), daughter (with two brothers and two sisters) of Hugh Milton Stewart, MA, MD (1868-1942), physician and surgeon, and Lillian Mabel Shipley (1870?-); two children.
22.04.1893
Wandsworth, London, Surrey
-
24.03.1963
Hernewood, Sevenoaks, Kent
T/2nd Lt. 29.08.1914 [79431]
T/Lt. 01.07.1917 (unemployed list 01.05.1919)
A/Capt. (1919)
T/Capt. 11.06.1918
Maj. 01.03.1939 (retd 01.09.1948; exceeded age limit)
T/Lt.Col. 01.05.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 01.09.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE ? ?
Territorial Decoration TD 01.08.1946 -
Education: Streete Court School, Westgate, Kent; Dulwich College (10.04.1906-07.1912; Blew House; 2nd XI 1912). Jesus College, Cambridge University (1912-1915; Exhibitioner; BA 1915).
Handley Page Ltd., 1919. Publicity man, William Beardmore & Co. Ltd., 1919.
29.08.1914     commissioned, South Lancashire Regiment (6th Battalion) (served in the Dardanelles 1915)
(1917) - (1918) attached, Royal Flying Corps, then Royal Air Force (Flying Officer, then Flight Lieutenant; served in France; wounded 1917)
27.02.1917     transferred, General List
11.06.1918     specially employed, Air Ministry
 01.03.1939     commissioned, 72nd Searchlight Regiment RA - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
Managing director, later chairman of Manica Trading Co. Ltd.; Chairman Beira Boating Co. Ltd., and Beira Engineering Co.
Alston,
Edward Rowland Milles
E.R.M. Alston
Only son of Alexander Rowland Alston , FRGS (1863-1945), and Muriel Marion Beatrice Blundell (1866-1941), of The Tofte, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.
Married (03.10.1924, St Martin district, London) Sylvia Doreen Isabel Bevan, daughter of Walter Laurence Bevan; ... children (one daughter?).
05.09.1902
Halsall, Ormskirk district, Lancashire
-

Capdepere, Mallorca, Spain
2nd Lt. (prob) 27.10.1921 [23155]
2nd Lt. 26.07.1922
Lt. 11.09.1926, seniority 01.02.1926
WS/Capt. 19.08.1941
T/Maj. ?
Capt. 01.01.1949
Hon. Maj. 05.09.1952
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
Education: Eton College (1916.2-1919.2).
Stockbroker.
      late Cadet, Eton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
27.10.1921 - 11.09.1926 commissioned, Scots Guards - Special Reserve of Officers
11.09.1926 - 05.09.1952 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class II) [attained age limit]
Alston,
Llewilyn Arthur Augustus
L.A.A. Alston
21.12.1890
-
18.03.1968
2nd Lt.
04.12.1912 [1739]
Lt.
10.03.1914
T/Capt.
24.12.1914-12.03.1915
Capt.
08.10.1915
A/Maj.
30.11.1916-05.11.1918,
10.12.1918-09.02.1919
Maj.
17.07.1928
A/Lt.Col.
06.11.1918-09.12.1918
Lt.Col.
18.05.1937
Col.
17.07.1939 (supernumerary 21.12.1945) (retd 24.03.1946)
T/Brig.
17.07.1939-14.12.1941
Hon. Brig.
24.03.1946
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
20.09.1945
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1919
?
Military Cross MC
1918
?



served in the Special Reserve
04.12.1912


commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers
17.07.1939
-
27.07.1941
Commander, 113th Infantry Brigade (UK)
28.07.1941
-
01.10.1943
Commander, East Central Area, Sheffield Sub-District, 211 Sub-Area
22.10.1943
-
26.10.1944
Garrison Commander
Colonel, Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1947-1948.
Alston-Roberts-West,
[Sir] Michael Montgomerie
[also known as:
Sir Michael M.A.R. West]
M.M. Alston-Roberts-West
Son of Capt. Harry Charles John Alston­Roberts­West, RN, and Olive Molyneux- Montgomerie. Married (24.08.1935) Christine Sybil Oppenheim; one daughter. From Newbury.

27.10.1905
-
14.05.1978

[Bembridge, Isle of Wight ?]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.09.1925 [33582]
Lt.
03.09.1927
Capt.
01.05.1936
A/Maj.
14.05.1940-13.08.1940
T/Maj.
14.08.1940-15.11.1941
WS/Maj.
16.11.1941
Maj.
03.09.1942
A/Lt.Col.
16.08.1941-15.11.1941
T/Lt.Col.
16.11.1941-06.12.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
07.12.1943
A/Col.
07.06.1943-06.12.1943
T/Col.
07.12.1943-02.02.1949
Col.
03.02.1949
A/Brig.
16.05.1944-15.11.1944
T/Brig.
16.11.1944-30.07.1950
T/Maj.Gen.
31.07.1950-09.05.1951
Maj.Gen.
10.05.1951
Lt.Gen.
20.03.1958
Gen.
23.06.1962 (retd 21.09.1965)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
13.06.1964
HM's birthday
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1959
New Year 59
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
07.06.1951
HM's birthday
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.05.1945
Burma
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.06.1945
Burma
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.12.1953
Korea 01.07-27.07.53
Mention in Despatches MID
08.12.1953
Korea 01-06.53
Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
10.08.1954
Korea
Education: Uppingham; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; idc
03.09.1925


commissioned into the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1935
-
1940
India
20.02.1936
-
19.02.1939
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 
12.08.1940
-
05.08.1941
Brigade Major, 165th Infantry Brigade
1942


Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment (Madagascar)
07.06.1943
-
15.05.1944
Second-in-Command, 72nd Indian Infantry Brigade
16.05.1944
-
1945
[28.06.'45?]
Commander, 5th Infantry Brigade (Burma, India) [except for 22.08-14.09.1944 & 30.09-01.10.1944]
15.08.1944
-
23.08.1944
acting General Officer Commanding, 2nd Infantry Division (Burma)
12.10.1945
-
31.08.1948
Commandant, School of Infantry
15.10.1948
-
30.07.1950
Deputy Director of Manpower Planning Office, War Office
31.07.1950
-
22.07.1952
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Troops, Austria
07.09.1952
-
11.10.1953
Commander, Commonwealth Division, Korea
10.03.1955
-
10.02.1958
Director, Territorial Army, Cadets & Home Guard, War Office
20.03.1958
-
07.03.1960
General Officer Commanding, 1st British Corps, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), West Germany
1960
-
31.05.1962
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command
07.07.1962
-
1965
Chairman, British Defence Staff, Washington DC, USA, and UK Representative on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Standing Group
21.09.1965
-
27.10.1967
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
ADC (General) to the Queen, ...-21.09.1965.
Althorp,
Viscount;
Spencer, Edward John;
8th Earl Spencer;
Baron and Viscount Spencer

Viscount Althorp (E.J. Spencer)
Only son of 7th Earl Spencer, TD, and Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Hamilton, DCVO, OBE (died 1972), daughter of 3rd Duke of Abercorn. Succeeded father, 1975.
Married 1st (1954) Hon. Frances Ruth Burke Roche (marr. diss. 1969), younger daughter of 4th Baron Fermoy; one son, three
daughters [one of which is Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales] (and one son deceased).
Married 2nd (1976) Raine, daughter of late Alexander George McCorquodale and of Dame Barbara Cartland, DBE, and former wife of 9th Earl of Dartmouth.
24.01.1924
London
-
29.03.1992
Westminster, London
Cadet
? [14401749]
2nd Lt.
09.01.1944 [304667]
WS/Lt.
09.07.1944
2nd Lt.
15.12.1945, seniority 24.01.1945
Lt.
24.07.1946
Capt.
19.05.1951 (retd 20.05.1954)
Member (4th class), Royal Victorian Order MVO
24.05.1954
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Education: Eton; RMC Sandhurst and RAC, Cirencester
09.01.1944


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 14.12.1945]



served Royal Scots Greys
15.12.1945


permanent commission
ADC to Governor of South Australia, 1947-50; Equerry to the Queen, 1952-54 (to King George VI, 1950-52). Honorary Colonel. The Northamptonshire Regiment (Territorials), T&AVR, 1967-71; a Deputy Honorary Colonel, The Royal Anglian Regiment, 1971-79. Chairman: SGBI, 1962-; The Nene Foundation, 1978-. Trustee: King George's Jubilee Trust; Queen's Silver Jubilee Appeal; Member UK Council European Architectural Heritage Year, 1975. CC Northants, 1952-81; High Sheriff of Northants, 1959; DL Northants, 1961; JP Norfolk, 1970. President, Northamptonshire Association of Boys' Clubs; Deputy President, National Association of Boys' Clubs, since 1980 (Chairman, 1962-80).
Published: Photographs for The Spencers on Spas, by Countess Spencer, 1983; Japan and the East (book of photographs), 1986.
Alton-Nagel,
Derek André
[also: Derec Andre]
D.A. Alton-Nagel
Son of Frederick Alton-Nagel (of Tennessee) and Alice (Studdert) Alton-Nagel.
Married ((09?).1960, Bedford district, Bedfordshire) Thea Bode.
24.04.1920
Wandsworth district, Greater London
-
12.05.1983
2nd Lt.
02.09.1939 [97584]
WS/Lt.
02.03.1941
A/Capt.
08.02.1944-07.05.1944
T/Capt.
08.05.1944-17.11.1944,
11.04.1946-28.11.1947
Lt.
29.11.1947, seniority 24.10.1942
Capt.
29.11.1947, seniority 24.04.1947
Maj.
24.04.1954 (retd 01.09.1968)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
13.06.1959
HM's birthday 59
Territorial Decoration TD
21.04.1950
?
?
-
02.09.1939
served in the ranks (as a Private), Artists Rifles
02.09.1939


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
29.11.1947


permanent regular army commission - Royal Regiment of Artillery
Amesbury,
Raleigh Cornwallis
R.C. Amesbury
Son (with two sisters) of George Cornwallis Amesbury (1874-1929), and Muriel Emma May Hodgkinson.
Married (12.05.1941) Barbara Lilian Bowen (1918 - 03.03.2010), daughter of Col. John Alexander Barclay Penn Bowen, and Florence Violet Erskine Cole; four sons, one daughter.
19.10.1917
-
25.07.1986
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.01.1937 [70025]
WS/Lt. 15.09.1940
T/Capt. 20.12.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 13.05.1945
Capt. 01.01.1949
T/Maj. 13.05.1945-(04.1946)
Maj. 20.11.1958
02.01.1937     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
31.12.1938     transferred, Royal Tank Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class II)
24.08.1939     mobilized RARO
01.02.1941     transferred, 25th Dragoons - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
01.01.1944     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
(04.1944)     Armoured Fighting Vehicles School, India
20.11.1958     commissioned, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - Territorial Army
14.11.1960     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Amswych,
Basil Asher
B.A. Amswych
Married ((12?).1939, Hendon district, Middlesex) Elise S. Franses.

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

15.01.1914
-
04.1998
Harrow district
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 28.12.1940 [165621]
WS/Lt. 28.06.1942
A/Capt. 22.08.1943-(04.1944)
T/Capt. 20.07.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946
? - 28.12.1940 either 164th, 165th or 166th Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.12.1940     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers [emergency commission]
15.07.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
(09.1945)     BAOR Regiment (Regimental HQ, "A", "L" Squadrons), GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (British Army of the Rhine, Germany)
       
 
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