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1939-1945

 

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Anderson,
Alexander Vass
"Sandy"
A.V. Anderson
Son of late Lt.Col Alexander Vass Anderson (1856-1933), of Stonehaven, Scotland.
Married 1st (18.02.1918, St Marylebone district, London; separated 1926; divorced 06.07.1935) Estelle Bell Gasson (10.05.1898 - 13.11.1972), daughter of George Henry Gasson (1858-1935), and Estelle Mary Bell (1866-1947); three sons (incl. Lindsay Anderson, film director). Estelle Anderson remarried (1936) Maj. Cuthbert Sleigh.
Married 2nd (08.10.1935, Church of Scotland, Simla, India) Aileen Elizabeth Stevenson (05.07.1902 - 21.09.1981), daughter of Stanley James Stevenson (1876-1929), and Florence Apcar (1875-1961), of Edinburgh; one step-daughter (from Aileen's earlier marriage to Thomas James Barnes (1888-1935)).

17.11.1895
Stonehaven, Scotland
-
17.10.1963
St Martin, Jersey
2nd Lt. 12.08.1914 [17247]
Lt. 09.06.1915
T/Capt. 27.02.1916-02.11.1917
Capt. 03.11.1917
Maj. 15.06.1929
Lt.Col. 29.07.1937
local Col. 04.11.1939-18.02.1940
Col. 22.04.1940
A/Brig. 05.04.1942-04.10.1942
T/Brig. 05.10.1942-19.12.1943
Brig. 01.11.1947 (retd 15.06.1949)
A/Maj.Gen. 20.12.1942-19.12.1943
T/Maj.Gen. 20.12.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj.Gen. 15.06.1949
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG 09.06.1949 HM's birthday 49
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 02.06.1923 Malabar
Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 16.01.1947 ?
Grand Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau with swords (The Netherlands) OON 14.05.1948 ? [Dutch Royal decree of 13.02.47]
A Thai decoration
Education: at Stonehaven; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (1931; psc).
12.08.1914     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1915 - 1918 served European War (despatches)
1921 - 1922 attached 2nd Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers and Miners (operations in Malabar) (MBE)
(06.1933)     served in India
18.02.1934 - 08.10.1937 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), India
1937 - (01.)1939 Commanding Officer, Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers and Miners (India)
03.10.1939 - 18.02.1940 Senior Umpire
22.04.1940 - 14.05.1940 Assistant Quarter-Master General (AQMG), NW Expeditionary Force
15.05.1940 - 10.10.1940 Assistant Quarter-Master General (AQMG), Home Forces
11.10.1940 - 04.04.1942 Colonel in charge of Administration, Home Forces
05.04.1942 - 03.05.1942 Deputy Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (DA&QMG), Home Forces
06.05.1942 - 19.12.1942 specially employed, War Office
20.12.1942 - 11.08.1944 Deputy Quarter-Master General (DQMG), British Army Staff, Washington, DC (CB)
28.08.1944 - (04.)1947 Director of Civil Affairs, War Office (CMG)
Anderson,
Arthur Emilius David
A.E.D. Anderson
Son of Rev. David Anderson (?-1916), and Blanche Alice May Laurie (?-1945).
Married (1916) Jean Douglas McIntyre; two daughters.
Lived in London.

30.09.1886
Twickenham, Greater London
-
21.10.1967

Wrotham, Kent
2nd Lt.
18.02.1905 [46379] (reld 23.12.1905)
Lt.
15.08.1914
Capt.
?
T/Maj.
07.03.1916-03.06.1916,
04.06.1916-30.06.1916,
25.02.1918-16.09.1918
T/Lt.Col.
16.09.1918-25.03.1919
Lt.Col.
01.04.1920 (reld 01.04.1920)
Lt.Col. RARO
08.09.1921, seniority 02.03.1921 (recalled 24.08.1939) (reld 27.05.1942)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1918
services in the field
Military Cross MC
< 10.1916
?
18.02.1905


commissioned, 2nd Bucks (Eton College)
(1915)


3rd Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderes - Special Reserve of Officers
20.07.1916
-
02.08.1917
Brigade Major, ...
02.08.1917
-
(03.1918)
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
16.09.1918
-
25.03.1919
Chief Instructor at an Instructional School
08.09.1921
-
27.05.1942
Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Class II [age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized Reserve of Officers
04.11.1939
-
21.12.1939
acting Commander, 44th Infantry Brigade (UK)
Anderson,
Arthur Reginald Colenso
A.R.C. Anderson
Son of Arthur Anderson (1867-), and Frances Mary Merritt (1875-1923).
Married 1st ((06?).1924, Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire) Mary Kelland; two daughters.
Married 2nd ((03?).1951, Wood Green district, Middlesex) Dora Olive H. Warne (09.05.1894 - (03?).1979).
06.12.1900
Colchester, Essex
-
(06?).1971
Liskeard district, Cornwall
Lt. QM 26.11.1940 [159257]
T/Capt. QM ?
WS/Capt. QM 27.04.1943
T/Maj. QM 27.04.1943-(04.1944)
Capt. QM 01.11.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
26.11.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
(1942)     served Auxiliary Units
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
03.06.1944     transferred, The East Surrey Regiment
Anderson,
Claudius Charles Grigor
C.C.G. Anderson
Son of ... Anderson, and ... Jones.
Married ((09?).1948, Lambeth district, London) Pamela I. Prideaux ((12?).1921 - ), earlier married (1941) to Reginald St John Lockett (1915-2004), and daughter of Walter Edward Prideaux (1890-1962), and Beatrice M. Andrews (1891?-1965).
23.11.1916
Lewisham district, London
-
08.1989
Lambeth district, London
2nd Lt. 06.07.1938 [76184]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
Hon. Capt. ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 20.09.1945 defence of Calais 05.40
Territorial Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Education: Dulwich College (1929-1934).
     

late Cadet Serjeant, Dulwich College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

06.07.1938     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army (302nd Anti-Aircraft Company, 34th (The Queen's Own Royal West Kent) Battalion, RE (Greenwich))
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served searchlight unit (captured)
1940? - 1945? POW in German captivity
01.08.1940     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
? - 16.05.1953 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Anderson,
Colin Daintry
C.D. Anderson
Son of ... Anderson, and ... Daintry.
(09?).1919
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
07.04.1945
near Hengelo, Netherlands
(KIA)
[Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, VI.A.1]
2nd Lt.
02.10.1939  [99949]
WS/Lt.
02.04.1941
A/Capt.
?
02.10.1939


commissioned, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) [emergency commission]
16.02.1941


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps - 25th Dragoons
? (04.1944)


[transferred to?] 16th/5th Lancers
Anderson,
Sir Desmond Francis
D.F. Anderson
Only son of late Frank H. Anderson. Married (1915) Mary Hope Prisca, 2nd daughter of Rev. S.W. Wentworth Wilkin, CF, York; one son, one daughter.

05.07.1885
-
29.01.1967

[Chailey Green, Nr Lewes, Sussex ?]
2nd Lt.
28.01.1905 [8403]
Lt.
20.08.1908
Capt.
03.09.1910, seniority 28.08.1910
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1917
T/Maj.
15.01.1917-05.08.1918
Maj.
10.01.1919, seniority 01.09.1915
T/Lt.Col.
06.08.1918-23.03.1919
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1921
Lt.Col.
04.11.1927
Bt. Col.
01.01.1931 (half-pay 04.11.1931)
Col.
04.11.1931, seniority 01.01.1925 (full-pay 01.06.1932)
T/Brig.
01.12.1934-11.10.1937
Maj.Gen.
12.10.1937 (half-pay 12.01.1938) (full-pay 30.03.1938)
A/Lt.Gen.
14.12.1940-06.02.1941
Lt.Gen.
07.02.1941, seniority 11.07.1938 (retd 15.05.1944)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
09.06.1938
HM's birthday 38
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
03.06.1919
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.02.1915
war service
Mention in Despatches MID
17.02.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.07.1919
?
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
09.04.1920
?
1914 Star and Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Russian Order of St Stanislas (2nd Class)
Education: Rugby School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; psc
28.01.1905


commissioned into the Devonshire Regiment
03.09.1910


transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment
30.07.1912
-
29.05.1915
Adjutant, ... (France 09.1914-07.1917; wounded)
30.05.1915
-
09.02.1916
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (France)
10.02.1916
-
14.01.1917
Brigade Major, ... (France)
15.01.1917
-
18.07.1917
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (France)
19.07.1917
-
22.02.1918
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (UK) (temporary)
10.03.1918
-
05.08.1918
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (France)
06.08.1918
-
23.03.1919
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ... (France)
24.03.1919
-
22.04.1919
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (Rhine Army)
23.04.1919
-
21.01.1921
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (UK) (temporary)
1921


student, Staff College, Camberley (UK)
02.02.1923
-
21.01.1925
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), London District (UK)
22.01.1925
-
20.01.1927
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley (UK)
1927
-
1931
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion East
Yorkshire Regiment
01.06.1932
-
19.02.1933
Assistant Quarter-Master General, Aldershot Command (UK)
20.02.1933
-
30.11.1934
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 5th Division, Northern Command (UK)
01.12.1934
-
30.09.1936
Deputy Director of Military Operations &
Intelligence, War Office
01.10.1936
-
11.01.1938
Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, War Office
30.03.1938
-
03.09.1939
Major-General in charge of Administration, Eastern Command
04.09.1939
-
04.02.1940
Major-General General Staff, Home Forces
05.02.1940
-
13.05.1940
General Officer Commanding, 45th Infantry Division (UK)
14.05.1940
-
01.07.1940
Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office (UK) (special appointment)
02.07.1940
-
13.12.1940
General Officer Commanding, 46th Infantry Division
14.12.1940
-
1943
General Officer Commanding, 3rd Corps
1943
-
1944
General Officer Commanding, 2nd Corps
Colonel, The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own), 23.11.1940-08.12.1948. Trustee of the Imperial War Museum, 1945-1956.
Anderson,
Donald John
D.J. Anderson
?
-
?

Lt. 27.02.1941 [173844]
WS/Capt. 27.02.1942
A/Maj. ? ?
Education: London Hospital; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1940.
27.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
05.01.1944 - (04.1946) Instructor (Class C), Tactical School, India
Clinical Assistant London Hospital. House Surgeon Chest Unit, Horton EMS Hospital. Physician Caterham & District Hospital. Div. Surgeon St John Ambulance Brigade.
Anderson,
[Sir] Gilmour Menzies
[later known as: Menzies Anderson, Sir Gilmour]
G.M. Anderson (Photo courtesy of Mr Alastair Menzies Anderson)
Son of William Menzies Anderson, DSO, MC, and Jessie Jack Gilmour.
Married (1943) Ivy Beryl Shairp (née Chadwick); one daughter, plus one step-son & one step-daughter, both adopted (from Mrs Sharp's previous marriage).
29.04.1914
Hillhead district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
12.12.1977
Glasgow, Scotland
2nd Lt. 24.05.1939 [87944]
WS/Lt. 06.10.1940
T/Capt. 06.10.1940
WS/Capt. 01.08.1941
T/Maj. 01.08.1941
WS/Lt.Col. 25.04.1944 (reld 1945)
A/Col. 25.10.1943
A/Brig. 03.02.1945
Hon. Brig. 1945
Knight Bachelor Kt 13.02.1962 for political services in Scotland
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 02.01.1956 New Year 56: for political and public services
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 16.12.1943 Burma *
Education: Glasgow High School; Glasgow University (LLB).
Solicitor, 1939. Member Glasgow Corporation, 1938-1939 and again, 1945-1947.
     

late Cadet, Kelvinside Academy Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

24.05.1939     commissioned, Highland Light Infantry - Territorial Army (6th Battalion)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
1942 - 1945 served, Chindits (India, Burma)
29.12.1944 - 01.07.1945 Commander, 16th Infantry Brigade (India) [from 29.12.1944-3.2.1945 acting]
Chairman, Glasgow Unionist Association, 1954-1957. President, Scottish Unionist Association, 1960-1961. Chairman, Conservative Party in Scotland, 1967-1971 (Deputy Chairman 1965-1967).
* Major Anderson trained and commanded No. 6 Column until 2 March 1943, when he became Brigade Major. He had not had any previous experience of staff work, but the rapidity with which he grasped his duties and the vigour and intelligence he displayed in their discharge won my admiration. At this juncture bad work on the part of the new Bde. Maj. might well have jeopardised the safety of the whole Brigade but from the time of taking over until the final dispersal of the Brigade for the return march. Major Anderson never flagged or failed to give me perfect satisfaction. Not physically strong, he wore himself out by continuous and devoted application to his duties. His judgement was sound and of value to me on many occasions. The excellent work done by this officer whose military experience is of recent date is deserving of the highest praise and recognition.
Recommended by: Brigadier O.C. Wingate, D.S.O., Commander, 77 Indian Infantry Brigade Group.
Anderson,
John
J.C. Adam

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

?
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2nd Lt. ? [?]
WS/Lt. ?
T/Capt. ?
?     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [?] [emergency commission]
      seconded, Warwickshire Yeomanry - Royal Armoured Corps
      "H" Squadron, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom")
      2 GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom")
Anderson,
[Sir] John Evelyn
J.E. Anderson
28.06.1916
-
09.09.2007
2nd Lt.
30.01.1936 [67073]
...
...
T/Lt.Col.
06.11.1944-10.02.1945,
21.05.1945-20.01.1948
...
...
Maj.Gen.
01.08.1967 (retd 29.05.1972)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
1971
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1963
New Year 63
Mention in Despatches MID
13.01.1944
?
Mention in Despatches MID
23.03.1944
?
Mention in Despatches MID
02.08.1945
?
30.01.1936


commissioned, Royal Signals
16..12.1942
-
21.09.1943
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ 8th Army
30.10.1943
-
29.05.1944
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Instructor), Middle East Staff College
06.08.1944
-
02.09.1944
Staff Officer, 2nd grade (SO2), Telecommunications Signal Division
03.09.1944
-
02.02.1945
Staff Officer (SO), Royal Signals Division, SHAEF
...
-
...
...
Anderson,
John Thompson McKellar

J.T.McK. Anderson
Son of John and Mary Anne McNicol McKellar Anderson; husband of Moira Anderson, of Chessington, Surrey. 
12.01.1918
Hampstead, London
-
05.10.1943
Termoli, Italy
(KIA) [age 25]
[Sangro River War Cemetery, VIII.A.44]
2nd Lt.
23.03.1940 [126502]
WS/Lt.
?
T/Capt.
?
A/Maj.
?
Victoria Cross VC
29.06.1943
Longstop Hill, Tunisia 23.04.43 *
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.05.1943
North Africa
1939-45 Star; Africa Star - clasp "8th Army"; Italy Star; Defence Medal (1939-45); War Medal (1939-45)

* During the attack on Longstop Hill, Tunisia, on 23rd April, 1943, Major Anderson, as leading Company Commander, led the assault on the battalion's first objective. Very heavy casualties were incurred, including the Commanding Officer killed and all other Company Commanders killed or wounded. Major Anderson re-organised the battalion, led the assault on the second objective, and, despite a leg wound, captured Longstop Hill with a total force of only four officers and less than forty other ranks. He personally led attacks on at least three enemy machine-gun positions and in every case was the first man in the enemy gun-pits. It is largely due to this officer's bravery and daring that Longstop Hill was captured, and it was the inspiration of his example that encouraged leaderless men to continue the advance.
Education: B.A. Hons. (Cantab.).
23.03.1940


commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders [emergency commission]
?
-
05.10.1943
8th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (killed in action)
Anderson,
Sir Kenneth Arthur Noel
K.A.N. Anderson



 
Married (1918) Kathleen Lorna Mary, daughter of late Sir Reginald Gamble; one son (killed in action), one daughter (deceased).

25.12.1891
Dhazwar, Madras, India
-
29.04.1959
King George V Hospital, Gibraltar
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.09.1911 [12023]
Lt.
29.11.1913
T/Capt.
10.04.1915-30.09.1915
Capt.
01.10.1915
A/Maj.
12.05.1918-30.06.1919
Maj.
14.07.1923
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1930
Lt.Col.
02.06.1930
Col.
02.06.1934, seniority 01.01.1933 (half-pay 02.06.1934; full-pay 15.08.1934; half-pay 30.12.1937; full-pay 14.01.1938)
T/Brig.
14.01.1938-16.06.1940
A/Maj.Gen.
13.06.1940-16.06.1940
Maj.Gen.
17.06.1940, seniority 26.07.1938
A/Lt.Gen.
19.05.1941-18.05.1942
T/Lt.Gen.
19.05.1942-21.01.1943
Lt.Gen.
22.01.1943
Gen.
27.06.1949 (retd 06.06.1952)
Knight Commannder of the Order of the Bath KCB
05.08.1943
Tunisia
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
11.07.1940
services in the field
Military Cross MC
22.09.1916
*
Chief Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
10.08.1943
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
06.05.1932
NW Frontier
Mentioned in Despatches MID
26.07.1940
operations in the field
Commandeur, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
?
Croix de Guerre ave Palme (France) CdeG
?
?
1914 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; NW Frontier Medal and Clasp; Grand Cordon Moroccan Ouissam Alaouite; Grand Cordon Tunisian Nisham Iftikar; Grand Cordon Star of Ethiopia (14.10.1949); KStJ, 04.01.1952
* For conspicuous gallantry. Captain Anderson was severely wounded in front of an enemy first line trench. He endeavoured to struggle on, but progress was impossible as one of his legs was broken. Nevertheless, although exposed to heavy fire, he continued to direct and encourage the men.
Education: Charterhouse; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; psc
20.9.1911


commissioned into The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
1914
-
1918
France & Belgium (7.11.1914-4.7.1916) (wounded) (MC)
24.12.1915
-
03.07.1916
Adjutant, 23rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
19.03.1918
-
31.10.1918
Egyptian Expeditionary Force (wounded)
15.03.1920
-
10.02.1924
Adjutant, Territorial Army (UK)
1926
-
1928
Staff College
22.01.1929
-
21.05.1930
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Northern Command (UK)
1930
-
1932?
Officer Commanding British Troops, Palestine
1930
-
1931
North West Frontier, India (despatches)
15.08.1934
-
26.02.1936
Brigade Commander, Scottish Command (UK)
21.03.1936
-
29.12.1937
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Deccan District (India)
14.01.1938
-
12.06.1940
Commandier, 11th Infantry Brigade (UK, France & Belgium) [except for 30.5-3.6.1940]
30.05.1940
-
03.06.1940
acting General Officer Commanding, 3rd Infantry Division (France, UK) (CB)
13.06.1940
-
18.05.1941
General Officer Commanding, 1st Infantry Division (UK)
19.05.1941
-
1942
General Officer Commanding, VIII Corps (UK)
1942
-
06.04.1942
General Officer Commanding, II Corps (UK)
07.04.1942
-
11.08.1942
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command (UK)
12.08.1942
-
14.07.1943
General Officer Commanding, 1st Army (Tunisia) (KCB)
15.07.1943
-
11.02.1944
General Officer Commanding, 2nd Army (UK)
12.02.1944
-
30.11.1944
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command (UK)
12.12.1944
-
1946
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, East Africa
08.02.1947
-
23.04.1952
Governor & Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar
06.06.1952
-
25.12.1956
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Anderson,
Patrick Francis
P.F. Anderson
Son of ... Anderson, and ... Wilkin.
From Crawley.
25.06.1917
York district, Yorkshire
-
09.1986
Greenwich district, London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [71108]
Lt.
28.01.1940
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-23.11.1939,
22.01.1940-30.01.1940

T/Capt.
31.01.1940-05.04.1940,
10.05.1940-29.06.1941,
05.01.1942-30.10.1942,
28.03.1943-01.08.1944,
11.08.1944-27.01.1945
Capt.
28.01.1945
A/Maj.
01.09.1943-28.11.1943,
28.12.1944-08.01.1945
T/Maj.
07.09.1945-27.01.1950
Maj.
28.01.1950
T/Lt.Col.
21.03.1958-24.11.1958
Lt.Col.
12.01.1959 (supernumerary 12.01.1962)
T/Col.
10.07.1964-28.07.1964
Col.
29.07.1964 (retd 30.11.1972)
Military Cross MC
02.08.1945
NW Europe
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst;  jssc (US), psc
28.01.1937


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment (from 17.05.1958 The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment)
04.08.1944
-
10.08.1944
2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment ( NW Europe)
11.08.1944
-
(09.1944)
Second-in-Command, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment ( NW Europe)
07.11.1945
-
30.03.1946
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (ALO), Special Duties Establishment
01.04.1946
-
20.07.1947
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), General Staff Branch
29.09.1947
-
31.08.1948
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), War Office
01.09.1948
-
05.10.1948
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), British Army of the Rhine
06.10.1948
-
12.12.1948
Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), British Army of the Rhine
13.12.1948
-
19.10.1949
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), British Army of the Rhine
01.08.1952
-
22.07.1954
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), War Office
01.04.1957
-
16.01.1958
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations), HQ NAG (British Army of the Rhine)
21.03.1958
-
21.10.1958
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Instructor), Iraq Staff College
08.07.1961
-
24.05.1964
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Air HQ Malta
10.07.1964
-
(02.1967)
Colonel Quartermaster (Movements), HQ British Army of the Rhine
Anderson,
[Sir] Richard Neville
R.N. Anderson
Son of Col Sir Neville Anderson, CBE. Married (1942) Dorrie Norah Wybergh; two sons.
28.04.1907
Chelsea district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
04.09.1979

2nd Lt.
01.09.1927 [38648]
Lt.
01.09.1930
Capt.
28.12.1936
A/Maj.
02.09.1940-01.12.1940
T/Maj.
02.12.1940-07.08.1942
WS/Maj.
08.08.1942
Maj.
01.09.1944
A/Lt.Col.
08.05.1942-07.08.1942
T/Lt.Col.
08.08.1942-15.06.1943,
17.08.1943-16.02.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
17.02.1944
A/Col.
17.08.1943-16.02.1944
T/Col.
17.02.1944-22.03.1944,
14.07.1944-07.08.1944,
18.10.1944-05.01.1948,
03.05.1948-30.12.1949
Col.
31.12.1949 (supernumerary 31.12.1955)
A/Brig.
14.07.1944-07.08.1944,
18.10.1944-22.03.1945
T/Brig.
23.03.1945-05.01.1948,
08.01.1952-31.12.1954
Brig.
01.01.1955
local Maj.Gen.
01.04.1955-05.05.1955
T/Maj.Gen.
06.05.1955-11.04.1956
Maj.Gen.
12.04.1956
Lt.Gen.
15.05.1960 (retd 22.05.1965)
Knight Commannder of the Order of the Bath KCB
10.06.1961
HM's birthday 61
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1957
New Year 57
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
07.01.1949
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
07.12.1944
Italy
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.06.1945
Italy
Mentioned in Despatches MID
15.09.1939
?
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Tonbridge; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; idc, jssc, psc
01.09.1927


commissioned into the The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
30.03.1937
-
30.04.1940
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment (Palestine, 1938-39)
01.05.1940
-
01.09.1940
Brigade Major, ...
02.09.1940
-
25.05.1941
Deputy Assistant Military Secretary, War Office (UK)
26.05.1941
-
25.02.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (O)
08.05.1942
-
15.06.1943
Comd & Chief Instructor
17.08.1943
-
19.03.1944
Deputy Director S... E... (DDSE), War Office (UK)
14.07.1944
-
07.08.1944
Commander, ... Brigade (Italy)
18.10.1944
-
21.05.1945
Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade (Italy, Palestine, Syria, Palestine, Syria, Palestine) [except for 22.5-18.8.1945]
18.08.1945
-
05.11.1947
Commander, ... Brigade (Palestine)
15.01.1948
-
02.05.1948
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office (UK)
03.05.1948
-
24.12.1948
Deputy Director Military Intelligence (O&S)
01.02.1949
-
21.12.1950
Colonel General Staff & Chief Instructor JSSC
08.01.1952
-
03.02.1955
Brigadier General Staff, HQ Eastern Command
06.05.1955
-
04.05.1958
General Officer Commanding, 17th Gurkha Division / Overseas Commonwealth Land Forces, Malaya
15.09.1958
-
29.02.1960
Vice-Adjutant-General, War Office
08.05.1960
-
09.12.1962
General Officer Commanding­in­Chief, Middle East Land Forces [later: Near East Land Forces]
01.01.1963
-
24.04.1965
General Officer Commanding­in­Chief, Northern Ireland Command
Colonel, 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles, 24.10.1959-1966. Colonel, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), 01.09.1957-01.10.1959. Colonel, The King's Own Royal Border Regiment, 31.05.1961-23.04.1971.
Director, Civil Defence for Wales, 1965-1968. Honorary Fellow, Institute of Civil Defence, 1966.
Anderson,
Ronald Patrick George
R.P.G. Anderson
Youngest son of Mr & Mrs G.A. Anderson, of London W8.
Married ((09?).1928, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire) Enid Marjorie Brandon, youngest daughter of Mr & the late Mrs A.J. Brandon, of Church Crookham, Hampshire; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
12.04.1900
Eastbourne, Sussex
-

04.06.1981
Farnham, Surrey North Western district
2nd Lt. 23.01.1919 [6124]
Lt. 23.01.1921
Capt. 23.01.1930
Bt. Maj. 01.07.1938
Maj. 01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col. 18.08.1941-17.11.1941
T/Lt.Col. 18.11.1941-15.06.1943
Lt.Col. 20.10.1944
A/Col. 21.04.1945-20.10.1945
T/Col. 21.10.1945-(01.1946)
T/Brig. 08.11.1947, seniority 20.10.1947
Brig. 01.07.1952 (retd 08.10.1954)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
NW Frontier of India 1930-31 Medal & Clasp
Education: Staff College (psc).
23.01.1919     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
09.11.1921 - 09.10.1923 suvey duty, Gold Coast (Class B, Art. 92, Rl.Wt. 1922)
(03.1931)     served in India
09.11.1931 - 11.11.1934 Adjutant, ... (aldershot)
(01.1937) - (01.1939) Staff Officer, Royal Engineers (SORE), Aldershot Command
21.01.1939 - 27.05.1940 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
18.08.1941 - 15.03.1942 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
16.03.1942 - 21.07.1944 Commander, Royal Engineers (CRE), ...
08.10.1954 - 12.04.1958 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Anderson,
Trevor Alexander Shaw
T.A.S. Anderson
Son of Dr. Samuel Eric Hill Anderson, and Barbara Anderson (née Shaw), of Cockfield, Co. Durham.
(09?).1922
Teesdale district, Durham, Yorkshire - North Riding
-

09.08.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, VIII, G, 10]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
08.05.1943 [276082]
WS/Lt.
08.11.1943
1941
-
1942
Captain of Worksop College
08.05.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)
-
09.08.1944
Officer Commanding, 4 Troop, "B" Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Husaars (Queen Mary's Own) (France [killed in action])
Anderson,
Walter Blyth
W.B. Anderson
16.06.1908
Wakefield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
04.1996
Droxford district, Hampshire
Cadet ? [7879023]
2nd Lt. 10.03.1945 [343220]
WS/Lt. ?, seniority 10.03.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
10.03.1945     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
Anderson,
William Maurice Eyre
"Bill"
W.M.E. Anderson
From Parkstone.

31.08.1908
Dublin
-
12.1986
Hastings and Rother, East Sussex
Lt.
07.06.1934, seniority 07.06.1933 [63162]
Capt.
07.06.1935, seniority 07.06.1934
A/Maj.
01.05.1940-31.07.1940
T/Maj.
01.08.1940-17.02.1942
WS/Maj.
18.02.1942
Maj.
07.06.1943 (reld 02.08.1946; own request)
A/Lt.Col.
18.11.1941-17.02.1942
T/Lt.Col.
18.02.1942-26.01.1943,
12.10.1943-28.03.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.01.1946
NW Europe 44-45
NW Frontier of India (Loe Agra and Mohmand) 1935 Medal & Clasp; 1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal
Education: MB, BCh, BAO Dub (1933), MD (1941; Trinity College, Dublin); graded pathologist (1939)
24.04.1933
-
05.06.1934
Lieutenant, Indian Medical Service (resigned 06.06.1934)
07.06.1934


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [short service commission]
1934
-
1940
served in India
07.06.1939


permanent commission
1941
-
1943
Commanding Officer, 206th Field Ambulance RAMC
1943
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 195th Airlanding Field Ambulance RAMC (UK, France [Normandy], UK, Ardennes, Germany [Hamminkeln])
1945
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 171st Field Ambulance RAMC
1945
-
1946
Commanding Officer, 2nd Medical Light Commando
Andrews,
Alan
A. Andrews
Residence in 1945: Dartford.
14.07.1915
-
11.1991
Hertford and Ware, Hertfordshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.08.1935 [66115]
Lt.
29.08.1938
A/Capt.
01.09.1939-30.11.1939
T/Capt.
01.12.1939-26.10.1940
WS/Capt.
27.10.1940
Capt.
29.08.1943
A/Maj.
27.07.1940-26.10.1940
T/Maj.
27.10.1940-22.10.1941,
28.02.1942-28.08.1948
Maj.
29.08.1948 (retd 01.12.1949)
T/Lt.Col.
(1948)
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.12.1949
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.06.1945
Italy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1949
New Year 49
Silver Star Medal (United States) SSM
14.05.1948

in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies

Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Dover County School for Boys; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (psc)
29.08.1935


commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Meeanee Barracks, Colchester) [permanent commission]
(01.1937)


2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Gravesend)
(01.1939)


2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Gravesend)
23.04.1939
-
26.07.1940
Adjutant, ... (Territorial Army) (temporary)
(1945)
 
 
1st Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Italy)
01.12.1949
-
14.07.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
 
Andrews,
Alex

A. Andrews
?
-
2nd Lt.
22.06.1940 [137036]
WS/Lt.
22.12.1941
T/Capt.
13.11.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
? (reld 15.06.1945)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
15.06.1945
22.06.1940


commissioned, The Gordons [emergency commission]
Andrews,
Alfred

A. Andrews
24.06.1896
-
died between 1967 and 1985
2nd Lt. TF
10.05.1915
Lt. TF
(1918)
A/Capt. TF
(1918)
A/Maj. TF
(1919?)
Lt.
19.02.1921, seniority 10.08.1917 [14672]
T/Capt.
02.02.1924-12.02.1926
Capt.
13.02.1926
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1938
Maj.
01.08.1938 (retd 22.02.1946; disability)
A/Lt.Col.
01.06.1940-31.08.1940
T/Lt.Col.
01.09.1940-22.02.1946
Hon. Lt.Col.
22.02.1946
Military Cross MC
03.06.1918
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-



served in the ranks, mobilized Territorial Force to 09.05.1915; 182 days; mobilized Territorial Force to 24.09.1919; 3 years, 350 days
Served 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters in France & Belgium (21.10.1915-11.11.1918)
19.02.1921


commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
21.03.1923
-
26.05.1928
employed with Royal West African Frontier Force
(03.1931)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Multan)
30.06.1931
-
29.06.1934
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Multan (for Bombay))
(01.1937)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Guernsey)
(01.1939)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Bordon)
(05.1944)


Commandant, Middle East Training Centre
Post-war possibly active in the Education Branch of the Control Commission for Germany.
Andrews,
Arthur

A. Andrews
13.07.1925 ?
-
2nd Lt.
11.06.1943 [279893]
WS/Lt.
11.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Capt. TA
01.05.1947
A/Maj. TA
01.05.1947-12.07.1949
Maj. TA
13.07.1949, seniority 01.05.1947
Education: BSc
11.06.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
01.05.1947
-
30.07.1949
Territorial Army
31.07.1949
-
13.07.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Andrews,
Francis Y
ardley
A. Andrews
Son of Herbert James Andrews, and Mabel Drake.
Married ((09?).1939, Surrey North-Western district) Marguerite J. West ((09?).1914 - ), daughter of ... West, and ... Powell.
07.05.1912
Lambeth district, London
-
10.1990
Henley district, Berkshire / Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. 17.06.1936 [67937]
Capt. 08.02.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 14.05.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Mentioned in Despatches MID 16.09.1943 North Africa
Territorial Decoration TD 13.11.1956 -
Territorial Decoration TD 13.11.1956 1st clasp
Education: Dulwich College (09.1925-1929; Sidney (athletic house)).
Chartered surveyor.
     

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

17.06.1936     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army (1st Anti-Aircraft Divisional RASC)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
Andrews,
George Lewis Williams
"Geordie" 
G.L.W. Andrews (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark C.D. Ashdown)
Only son of Captain C.G.W. Andrews, The Border Regiment (killed in action, 1914) and of late Mrs Diana
Gambier-Parry (née Norrington).
Married (1938) Marianne, daughter of late Carl Strindberg, Stockholm and late Fru Greta Winbergh
(née Skjöldebrand); one son.

01.07.1910
Cockermouth, Cumberland
-
27.08.2001
Nairn, Scotland
2nd Lt.
30.01.1930 [44824]
Lt.
30.01.1933
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
01.09.1940-30.11.1940
T/Maj.
01.12.1940-19.10.1943
WS/Maj.
20.10.1943
A/Lt.Col.
20.07.1943-19.10.1943
T/Lt.Col.
20.10.1943-13.05.1949,
27.12.1950-23.04.1953
Lt.Col.
24.04.1953 (supernumerary 24.04.1956) (Employed List 1 12.11.1954)
Col.
21.05.1956 (retd 05.05.1960)
T/Brig.
30.09.1954-(02.1957)
Hon. Brig.
05.05.1960
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.06.1960
HM's birthday 60
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.03.1945
NW Europe 44-45
Mentioned in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
Middle East
Chevalier of the Order of Leopold with Palm (Belgium) Leo
25.09.1947
? [dated 08.12.1945]
Croix de Guerre with Palm (Belgium) CdeG
25.09.1947
? [dated 08.12.1945]
Education: Haileybury; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (No. 5 Company); Staff College (1940; psc); Joint Services Staff College (1948; jssc).
30.01.1930
 
 
commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders
1931
-
1934
2nd Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
1934
-
1937
1st Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (Palestine)
02.04.1936
-
02.05.1936
Garrison Adjutant Cairo Brigade
16.10.1936
-
20.12.1936
Staff Captain (Egypt) (temporarily)
1937
-
10.01.1940
2nd Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (Dover & British Expeditionery Force (France)
11.01.1940
-
06.05.1940
Staff Captain, 17th Infantry Brigade (France)
01.09.1940
-
14.10.1941
Brigade Major
25.01.1942
-
15.07.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (L), General HQ, Middle East Land Forces
16.07.1942
-
20.07.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (L), 8th Army
21.07.1942
-
05.02.1943
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations)
02.1943
-
(07?).1943
Second-in-Command, 5th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (Tripoli & Sicily)
(07?).1943
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (Sicily, UK, NW Europe)
21.04.1945
-
29.06.1945
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (L), HQ 21st Army Group
30.06.1945
-
06.06.1946
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 51st (Highland) Infantry Division
07.06.1946
-
06.08.1946
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division
1946
-
1947
US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
15.09.1947
-
25.10.1948
Assistant Quartermaster General, Western Command
1949?
-
1950
Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion Tthe Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
27.12.1950
-
14.02.1952
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (Plans), General HQ British Troops in Egypt (Moasca)
07.04.1952
-
08.01.1953
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Training), HQ Scottish Command (Edinburgh)
1953
-
1954
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (Buxtehude, Germany & Tel-El-Kebir, Egypt)
30.09.1954
-
(02.)1957
Commander, 152nd (Highland) Infantry Brigade (TA)
1957
-
1960
Assistant Commandant, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
Honorary Colonel, 2nd Battalion 51st Highland Volunteers, 1975-1979.
Angelo-Thomson,
William Thomas Angelo
W.T. Angelo-Thomson
Son of Fairfoul Thomson (1872?-1940), of Croydon.
Married 1st ((09?).1939, Wandsworth district, London) Jean M. Miller.
Married 2nd (17.03.1948, Singapore) Rosemary Threlfall, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Arthur P. Threlfall; two daughters.
09.04.1908
Croydon, London
-
03.1999
Swindon district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 20.05.1931 [47332]
Lt. 20.05.1934
Capt. 13.05.1936
T/Maj. 25.01.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 27.08.1945
Maj. 01.10.1946, seniority 27.08.1945
T/Lt.Col. 27.08.1945-(04.1947)
Hon. Lt.Col. 15.09.1952
Territorial Decoration TD 10.10.1947 -
Territorial Decoration TD 15.06.1951 1st clasp
Education: Croydon High School; Dulwich College (01.1923-12.1925; Grenville (athletic house)).
20.05.1931     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) - Territorial Army (2nd Battalion)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      9th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers
01.10.1946 - 14.09.1952 short service commission
15.09.1952 - 01.10.1954 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Solicitor.
Annatt,
John Arthur Stanley
J.A.S. Annatt
Married ((06?).1945, Bromley district, Kent) Olive L. Newlyn.
?
-
Cadet ? [1929764]
2nd Lt. 31.10.1943 [296446]
WS/Lt. 01.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Maj. ?? ??
Education: Dulwich College (1936-1939).
31.10.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Annett,
Jacques Marcel
J.M. Annett (Photo courtesy of Mr Francis Annett)
Son of Thomas Auguste Annett (1835-1907), and Antoinette Amadieu (?-1957).
Married (29.12.1931, Wandsworth district, London) Phyllis Agnes Morgan (17.08.1904 - 05.08.1982); two sons.
30.10.1901
Lyon, France
-
14.02.1981
Walton on Thames, Surrey North Western district
Lt. & Paym. 18.01.1940 [123899] (reld 14.11.1945)
T/Capt. & Paym. 08.02.1944-14.11.1945
Hon. Capt. 14.11.1945
Mentioned in Despatches MID 24.06.1943 Malta 05-10.42
Mentioned in Despatches MID 14.10.1943 Malta
18.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [emergency commission]
Anson,
Donald Archibald Vernon
D.A.V. Anson
Married ((12?).1939, Bromley district, Kent) Eileen J. Dixson.
(06?).1910
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
1995
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.02.1940 [117900]
WS/Lt.
11.08.1941
T/Capt.
13.04.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
11.02.1940


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



fought in Africa and then in Italy and was involved in the ski warfare program in some way
Anson,
Geoffrey Frank
G.F. Anson
From Birchington.
08.10.1922
Sevenoaks, Kent
-

04.12.1977
Hastings, Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.04.1943 [269601]
WS/Lt.
03.10.1943
T/Capt.
16.10.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
01.01.1949
Military Cross MC
24.05.1945
NW Europe
Education: Cambridge University
03.04.1943


commissioned into The Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
05.07.1943
-
15.07.1945
4th Battalion The Coldstream Guards (Guards Armoured Division) (NW Europe)
16.07.1945
-
1948?
1st Battalion The Coldstream Guards
01.01.1949
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Area manager, Ford Motor Credit Co., Ltd, London. Played first-class cricket, 1947.
Anstee,
Edward Patrick
E.P. Anstee
Son (with one brother) of George Valentine Anstee (1869-), and Alice Bertha Sears (1874-).
Married ((06?).1931, Lambeth district, London) Esther Capes; three sons.
17.03.1905
Lambeth district, London
-
1992
Port Augusta, Australia
Cadet ? [S/14407697]
2nd Lt. 30.10.1943 [299622]
WS/Lt. 30.04.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 06.01.1946-(12.1946)
30.10.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Anstice,
John Henry
J.H. Anstice
25.10.1897  Orangefield, Prestwick, Ayrshire
-
(03?).1970

Colchester district, Essex
2nd Lt.
07.04.1916 [10696]
Lt.
07.10.1917
Capt.
21.01.1926
Maj.
17.09.1937
A/Lt.Col.
01.09.1939-30.11.1939
T/Lt.Col.
01.12.1939-05.09.1940
Lt.Col.
06.09.1940
A/Col.
31.12.1940-11.05.1941,
22.08.1941-10.10.1941
T/Col.
11.10.1941-30.12.1943
Col.
31.12.1943, seniority 06.09.1943
A/Brig.
31.12.1940-11.05.1941,
09.12.1941-27.01.1942
T/Brig.
28.01.1942-27.10.1943,
08.01.1944-19.03.1944
Brig.
29.08.1948 (retd 02.08.1949)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.10.1940
BEF 39-40
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.10.1942
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
29.04.1941
?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
07.04.1916





commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps - 6th D

30.08.1916
-
11.11.1918
served France & Belgium
17.10.1922


transferred to the 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
25.01.1934
-
16.09.1937
Adjutant, The Lanarkshire Yeomanry, Territorial Army (Lanark, UK)
1939
-
1940
Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards (France)
31.12.1940
-
11.05.1941
Commander, 30th Armoured Brigade (UK)
12.05.1941
-
21.08.1941
Senior Umpire
22.08.1941
-
08.12.1942
specially employed
09.12.1941
-
29.09.1943
Commander, 7th Armoured Brigade [from 01.03.1942-04.06.1943: 7th Armoured Brigade Group] (Egypt, Ceylon, Burma, India, Iraq, Palestine, Syria)
08.01.1944
-
19.03.1944
Commander, 8th Armoured Brigade (UK)
22.05.1944
-
09.10.1944
Commander Liaison HQ 21st Army
26.10.1944
-
15.12.1944
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Home Forces
Anstruther-Gray,
William John St Clair;
Baron Kilmany (cr. 1966), 1st Baronet (cr. 1956)
W.J.St.C. Anstruther-Gray
Only son of two children of Col. William Anstruther-Gray, MP, DL, JP (1859–1938), army officer and Unionist MP for St Andrews district (1906–10, 1910–19), and his wife, Clayre Tennant CBE.
Married (1934) Monica Helen Lambton, only child of Geoffrey Lambton, 2nd son of 4th Earl of Durham.

05.03.1905
Kilmany, Cupar, Fife, Scotland
-

06.08.1985
Westminster Hospital, London
2nd Lt. TA
09.07.1924
2nd Lt.
05.09.1925 [32350]
Lt.
05.09.1927 (resigned 26.04.1930)
A/Capt.
10.01.1940-14.04.1940
T/Capt.
15.04.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
25.07.1942
A/Maj.
25.04.1942-25.04.1943
T/Maj.
26.04.1943-(04.1944)
Capt.
01.01.1949
Hon. Maj.
04.05.1955
Military Cross MC
08.07.1943
North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
Education: Eton College; Chirst Church, Oxford.
09.07.1924
-
04.09.1925
commissioned, General List - Territorial Army (University Candiates)
05.09.1925
-
26.04.1930
commissioned, Coldstream Guards (served Shanghai Defence Force, 1927-28)
Up to September 1939 Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon. Sir John Colville, MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, and previously to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and to Secretary for Overseas Trade.
26.04.1930
-
04.05.1955
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
14.09.1939
-
10.06.1940
mobilized, Training Battalion Coldstream Guards
11.06.1940
-
04.02.1943
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
05.02.1943
-
17.08.1943
attached, "B" Squadron, 2nd Battalion The Lothian and Border Yeomanry - Royal Armoured Corps (North Africa)
02.10.1943
-
05.05.1945
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards (from 01.09.1944 Second-in-Command) (UK, France & Germany)
06.05.1945
-
25.05.1945
Training Battalion Coldstream Guards
25.05.1945
 
 
released for parliamentary duties
27.07.1945
 
 
Training Battalion Coldstream Guards
Unionist Member of Parliament for North Lanarkshire, 1931-1945. Assistant Postmaster-General, May­July 1945; Crown nominee for Scotland on General Medical Council, 1952-65. Contested (U) Berwick and East Lothian, February 1950; MP (U) Berwick and East Lothian, 1951-66. Chm. of Ways and Means and Dep. Speaker, House of Commons, 1962-64 (Dep. Chm., 1959-62); Chm. Conservative Members' 1922 Committee, 1964-66. Elected Mem. National Hunt Committee, 1948; Member, Horserace Betting Levy Board, 1966-74. DL Fife, 1953.  Lord­Lieutenant of Fife, 1975-80. PC, 02.06.1962.
Anton,
Alexander Elder
A.E. Anton (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)

Married Doris May Lawrence; one son.
02.07.1922
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.05.1942 [233299]
WS/Lt. 02.11.1942
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 02.06.1973 HM's birthday 73
Education: Aberdeen University (MA (1946), LLB (1949), LLD (Hon)); FBA.
02.05.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Solicitor, 1949-1953; Senior Lecturer of Law, Aberdeen University, 1953-59; Professor of Jurisprudence, Glasgow University, 1959-73; Honorary Professor, 1984, Aberdeen University; Member, Scottish Law Commission, 1966-82; UK Delegate to Hague Conference on Private International Law, 1964-82; Chairman, Scottish Rights of Way Society, 1988-92.
Published: Private International Law, 1967 and 1990; Civil Jurisdiction in Scotland, 1984.
Appleyard,
John Geoffrey
"Geoff"
J.G. Appleyard J.G. Appleyard
J.G. Appleyard J.G. Appleyard
J.G. Appleyard J.G. Appleyard
Son of John Ernest Appleyard, motor engineer, and Mary Elizabeth Northrop.
From Linton-on-Wharfe, near Wetherby, Yorkshire.

20.12.1916
Bramley, nr Leeds, Lancashire
-
13.07.1943
Sicily, Italy
(MPK) [age 26]
[Cassino Memorial, panel 12]
2nd Lt. 01.04.1939 [86639]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. ?
T/Capt. 25.04.1941-31.12.1942
WS/Capr. 01.01.1943
A/Maj. 01.10.1942-31.12.1942
T/Maj. 01.01.1943-13.07.1943
Distinguished Service Order DSO 15.12.1942 gallant & distinguished services in the field with Small Scale Raiding Force (cross-Channel raids)
Military Cross MC 23.05.1941 BEF France 39-40
Military Cross MC 28.07.1942 gallant & distinguished services in the field (reconnaissance operations of West African coast in trawler "Maid Honor")
Education: Moorlands School, Headingley; Bootham School, York (1930-1935); Caius College, Cambridge (01.10.1935-; BA 1939, MA 1942; Captain of the Boat Club 1937-38). Member British ski-ing team, 1938-39.
01.04.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
1939 - 1940 served with the RASC in France (MC)
1940 - 1943 served in the Commandos, Special Operations Executive (SOE) & Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment - Army Air Corps (DSO, Bar to MC)
[was in charge of a special operation on the night of 12/13.07.1943, and was travelling in an aircraft for observational purposes; the aircraft failed to return]
Literature: J.E. A[ppleyard], Geoffrey : Major John Geoffrey Appleyard, D.S.O., M.C. and Bar, M.A. : being the story of "Apple" of the Commandos and Special Air Service Regiment (1946)
       
 
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