British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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A. Archdale   to  M.F. Azzopardi
Archdale,
Alfred
A. Archdale
10.08.1910
Freebridge Lynn district, Noroflk
-
01.2002
Kings Lynn district, Norfolk
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.08.1930 [47503]
Lt.
28.08.1933
Capt.
28.08.1938
A/Maj.
23.01.1941-22.04.1941
T/Maj.
23.04.1941-13.04.1945
WS/Maj.
14.04.1945
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
14.01.1945-13.04.1945
T/Lt.Col.
14.04.1945-14.01.1946
09.05.1949-30.05.1952
Lt.Col.
31.05.1952 (supernumerary 31.05.1955) (retd 13.10.1958)
Education: Royal Military Academy
28.08.1930


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
?


?
01.06.1946
-
02.09.1947
Instructor
03.03.1949
-
08.05.1949
Instructor in Gunnery, Western Command
09.05.1949
-
07.08.1952
Senior Instructor (HAA), Western Command
?
-
31.05.1955
Regimental Lieutenant-Colonel
12.09.1955
-
(02.1957)
MCO & ME Officer (Class 1), P & E Establishment Shoeburyness
13.10.1958
-
10.08.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers (age limit)
Archdale,
Arthur Joseph
A.J. Archdale
18.11.1923
Southampton district, Hampshire
-
19.03.1999
New Forest district, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
08.05.1943 [273778]
WS/Lt.
08.11.1943
08.05.1943
-
(04.1946)
commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission] (Africa, Italy and Palestine)
Headmaster of York House School, (Preparatory School), Rickmansworth 1963-84. MCC member. CoE. PCC member and sometime Churchwarden Brockenhurst Parish Council.
Archdale,
Arthur Somerville
A.S. Archdale

Son of late F. Archdale, Baldock, Herts.
Married (1907) Mildred Barbara Funnell.
08.09.1882
Baldock, Hertfordshire
-
30.03.1948
Camberley, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.12.1901 [6906]
Lt.
21.12.1904
Capt.
1914
Maj.
14.02.1916
Lt.Col.
31.01.1931 (half-pay 31.01.1935)
Col.

31.01.1935
T/Brig.
24.11.1937 (retd 09.09.1939)
Hon. Brig.
09.09.1939 (re-granted 12.02.1942)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.06.1917
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
17.12.1917
?
Education: Repton; Royal Military Academy; Staff College, Camberley (psc)
21.12.1901


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
02.02.1909
-
02.02.1913

an Officer of a Company of Gentlemen Cadets (Class B.) [31.01.1912 augmented to Class A], Royal Military Academy (seconded for service on the Staff) (restored to the establishment)




served European War, 1914-1918 (despatches four times, DSO, Croix de Guerre)
06.05.1915
-
?
Adjutant, North Midland (Howitzer) Brigade
20.02.1917
-
14.06.1918
Brigade Major, ...
14.06.1918

?
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), General Staff
12.02.1919
-
09.11.1919
Brigade Major, ...  (restored to the establishment)
?
-
22.12.1920
... (restored to the establishment)
10.04.1922
-
16.05.1923
Staff Officer RA, Western Command (restored to the establishment [13.07.1923 notification cancelled])
?
-
01.08.1924
Brigade Major, ...
01.08.1924
-
21.05.1927
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
1931
-
31.01.1935
Commander, 9th Field Brigade RA (Bulford)



Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Royal Artillery)
01.10.1935
-
(11.)1939
Commander, Royal Artillery (CRA), 42nd (East Lancs) Division, TA
(11?.)1939
-
23.05.1942
Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Royal Artillery) (reverted to retired list 12.02.1942) (ceased to belong to the Reserve of Officers (age limit) 23.05.1942)
Played cricket for the Army (1st class, 1920-1921).
Archdale,
Audley Montgomery
A.M. Archdale

Son of Col. Osmund Audley Archdale and Emily Vita Thorneycroft.
Married (29.06.1960, Kloosterzande, Netherlands) Anna Adolphine Henriette barones Collot d'Escury (born 02.08.1937), daughter of Hendrik Adolf André baron Collot d'Escury; one daughter.
23.08.1920
Blue Room, Plean House, Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, Scotland
-
08.09.2016
Edinburgh, Scotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [165039]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 01.01.1949
? - 21.12.1940 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940 - (04.1946) commissioned into the Scots Guards [emergency commission]
01.01.1949 -   Scots Guards - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Archdale,
Audley Quintin
A.Q. Archdale (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Archdale.)

3rd son of Edward Mervyn Archdale, 1st Bt., and Alicia Bland Fleming and brother of Nicholas Edward and Humphrys Archdale (both RN). Married (22.03.1922, St George Hanover Square district, Middlesex) Mary Edith Haigh Bury, daughter of Oliver Bury; three daughters.
03.04.1886
Ballinamellard, Ireland
-
(03?).1978
Ross district, Hereford & Worcester
2nd Lt.
20.12.1906
Lt.
20.12.1909
Capt.
30.10.1914
A/Maj.
18.05.1917, seniority 26.01.1917
Maj.
?, seniority 08.04.1917
Brev. Lt.Col.
01.01.1933
Lt.Col.
01.04.1935 (half pay 01.04.1939) (retd 01.10.1939)
Mention in Despatches MID
16.03.1919
for gallant and distinguished services in the field
Education: Winchester College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1905-1906)
20.12.1906


commissioned, Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery



51st Battery Royal Field Artillery at Shorncliffe, part of 39th Bde RFA
1909


Piershill Barracks, Edinburgh
1913


sailed with his Regiment from Southampton 21 Nov 1913 on the MHT Dongola, arriving in Karachi, India 13 Dec 1913; wounded 1916
(12.1916)


M Battery Royal Regiment of Artillery (Risalpur, India)
08.1917


ordered back to England after four years service overseas
1918
-
1919
16th Brigade RHA (Germany)
1921


part of the Inter-Allied Commission of Control
31.10.1921
-
01.04.1922 Brigade Major, Divisional RA, 53rd Welsh Division (seconded for service on the Staff with the TA) (01.04.1922 restored to the establishment)
13.11.1922
-
27.09.1924
Adjutant, 81st (Welsh) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (seconded for service with the TA)
01.01.1925


restored to the establishment
23.06.1927
-
1929? Major Instructor in Gunnery (Artillery), School of Artillery (seconded) (01.01.1929 restored to the establishment)
(03.1931)


1st Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery (UK)
(06.1933)


1st Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery (Egypt)
1935?
-
01.04.1939
Regimental Lt-Col of Royal Regiment of Artillery (Field Branch):
(01.1937)
-
(01.1939)
2nd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Bulford)
01.10.1939
-
13.01.1945
Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Royal Regiment of Artillery, Class II) (released because of age limit)
1939?
-
1945?
Commanding Officer, Pre-Officer Cadet Training Unit (OCTU), Wrotham
Archdale,
Charles Lindsell
C.L. Archdale
06.09.1904
Biggleswade district,  Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire
-
(03?).1978
Kings Lynn district, Norfolk
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.08.1924 [31252]
Lt.
30.08.1926
Capt.
04.04.1935
A/Maj.
22.05.1940-20.06.1940
13.07.1940-19.07.1940
Maj.
14.09.1941, seniority 30.08.1941
Lt.Col.
30.03.1946 (retd 29.04.1955)
A/Col.
05.02.1945
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
Territorial Decoration TD
26.01.1968
?
Education: Royal Military College
30.08.1924


commissioned into The Manchester Regiment
?


?
?
-
30.03.1949
Commanding Officer, ...
?
-
01.09.1969
served Army Cadet Force (Norfolk), Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve as a Lieutenant (Acting Lieutenant-Colonel)
Archdale,
Edward Hugh Montgomery
E.H.M. Archdale
Married ((09?0.1931, Ecclesall Bierlow district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Doris E. Carnell.
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.03.1943 [284036]
WS/Lt.
14.03.1943
14.03.1943


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
01.09.1944
-
(04.1946)
transferred, Indian Army
Archdale,
Fulbert Audley
F.A. Archdale

Married M. Archdale; at least one son (Lt. Michael Mervyn Lyon Archdale). From Southbourne, Hants.
08.08.1890
Horfield, Barton Regis district, Gloucestershire
-
16.07.1953
Bournemouth district, Hampshire
Lt.
?
A/Capt.
09.04.1918
Capt.
05.03.1919
Lt.
22.05.1940 [131209]
T/Capt.
22.08.1940
WS/Capt.
19.06.1942
T/Maj.
12.10.1942
WS/Maj.
16.01.1945 (reld 1945/46)
A/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
1945/46?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
23.03.1944
Sicily
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
1906


joined HMS Worcester



attended a Merchant Navy Training School and was apprenticed on barque Inverlyon in which he circumnavigated the world three times by sail; joined Hoogli Pilot Service, Calcutta in 1911



served World War I with 130th Baluchis (despatches)
?
-
01.05.1922
Indian Army Reserve of Officers:
09.04.1918
-
?
Company Commander
1924
-
1929
Commanded the Karachi Corps Auxiliary Force
26.03.1934


Consul of Greece at Karachi
1939


joined Movement Control
22.05.1940


commissioned onto the General List [emergency commission]
(04.1941)


specially employed
03.08.1941


transferred to the Pioneer Corps
Published: Elementary radiesthesia and the use of the pendulum (1950)
Archdale,
Geoffrey Arthur Frederick
G.A.F. Archdale
Married ((03?).1946, Bury district, Suffolk) Sybil Hunter.
18.11.1908
-
(06?).1954
Anglesey West district, Wales
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.08.1928 [40350] (half-pay 30.03.1930; ill-health) (restored 13.12.1930)
Lt.
30.08.1931
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
21.05.1940-20.08.1940
T/Maj.
21.08.1940-29.08.1945
Maj.
30.08.1945
A/Lt.Col.
30.05.1940-12.07.1940
Lt.Col.
01.04.1951
01.02.1952, seniority 01.03.1951 (retd 01.04.1953; disability)
Education: Royal Military Academy
30.08.1928


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
17.11.1939
-
29.05.1940
Adjutant, ...
Archdale,
Michael Mervyn Lyon
M.M.L. Archdale

Son of Lt.-Col. Fulbert Audley Archdale and Mrs. M. Archdale, of Southbourne, Bournemouth, Hampshire.

06.03.1921
Bideford district, Devon / Cornwall / Seilly
-
25.06.1944
(MIA) [age 23]
[Bayeux Memorial, panel 17, column 3]

2nd Lt.
19.11.1939 [105616]
WS/Lt.
19.05.1941
19.11.1939


commissioned into The Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
?
-
25.06.1944
1st (Airborne) Battalion, The Royal Ulster Rifles [6th Airborne Division] (missing in action while on patrol, Normandy)
'Archdale Close' in Bournemouth named after him in the 1960's/70's as part of a programme of commemoration of those killed in WWII.
Archdale,
Nicholas Montgomery
N.M. Archdale

Son of Maj. Richard Montgomery Archdale and Phyllis Katheren Wake. Married (10.11.1953) Patricia Thomas, daughter of Herbert William Thomas.
05.02.1924
Rhodesia
-
2nd Lt.
22.05.1943 [277406]
WS/Lt.
22.11.1943
T/Capt.
(1945/46?)
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
22.05.1943


commissioned into The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
25.08.1943
-
(04.1946)
transferred to the Parachute Regiment (served in the 7th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, part of 6th Airborne Division)
High Sheriff for Clwyd, Wales, 1991.
Archdale,
Osmund Audley
"Om"
O.A. Archdale

Second son of George Montgomery Archdale (who served in the French Army during WW1 and received the CdeG) and Lucy Glynn. Brother of Maj. Richard Montgomery Archadale, and Capt. Patrick Mervyn Archdale RN.
Married (14.06.1919, St. Paul's, Knightsbirdge, London) Emily Vita Thorneycroft (02.05.1897 - 12.1989), daughter of Wallace Thorneycroft; one son (Audley Montgomery Archdale), two daughters.
14.06.1895
Osmington, Dorset
-
10.09.1968
Dorchester, Dorset
2nd Lt.
12.08.1914 [9695] (retd 1918; invalided)
Lt.
? (half-pay 23.07.1916; ill-health) (restored to the establishment 17.03.1917)
Capt.
07.03.1917, seniority 01.01.1917 (half-pay 13.12.1919; ill-health caused by wounds) (retd 13.12.1924)
Capt.
24.08.1939
T/Maj.
14.07.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
15.07.1941
T/Lt.Col.
15.07.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Lt.Col.
? (retd 07.08.1946; age limit)
Hon. Col.
07.08.1946
?, seniority 14.08.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
11.07.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
02.08.1945
NW Europe
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1945
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
1945
?
Education: Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (Under Officer, Sword of Honour)
12.08.1914


commissioned into the Rifle Brigade
WW I


seriously wounded in the hip and spent 2 years in hospital recovering, though he limped for the rest of his life
01.01.1918


graded for purposes of pay as Staff Lieutenant 1st Class
16.04.1918
-

ADC to General Sir Hugh Ellis, Royal Tank Corps (seconded)
Stockbroker with Williams de Broë and opened their Paris office in 1920. He moved to London as a partner in the firm in 1938 with his family.
24.08.1939


mobilized Intelligence Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers



joined the Mission of Maj.Gen. Edward L. Spears, which consisted of 12 nominated persons to liaise with the French Army and later became the nominated messenger betweeen Churchill and De Gaulle
05.07.1940


specially employed
Stockbroker.
Archdale,
Richard Montgomery
R.M. Archdale

Eldest son of George Montgomery Archdale (who served in the French Army during WW1 and received the CdeG) and Lucy Glynn. Brother of Col. Osmund Audley Archdale, and Capt. Patrick Mervyn Archdale RN.  Married (23.04.1919, Courteenhall, Northants) Phyllis Katheren Wake, daughter of Sir Hereward Wake, 12th Bt.; one son (Capt. Nicholas Montgomery Archdale), one daughter, one son (Nicholas Montgomery Archdale).
29.12.1892
Dorchester district, Dorset
-
15.12.1965
T/2nd Lt.
(1916) [108031]
T/Lt.
13.05.1918, seniority 01.07.1917 (reld 09.09.1919; retains the rank of Lt.)
T/Capt.
20.04.1916
Lt.
04.12.1939
T/Capt.
16.03.1940
WS/Capt.
03.05.1942
T/Maj.
03.05.1942
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
21.06.1945
Mediterranean Theatre
Military Cross MC
18.01.1918
*
 
?
Greek Military Medal of Merit
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His platoon held the most intricate portion of the line, and suffered many casualties. He personally reconnoitred and fixed the exact situation of a most dangerous and active hostile strong point, and though wounded, refused to leave his platoon, remaining in command of it till the battalion was relieved. He undertook the personal supervision of the relief, the successful completion of which was due to his courageous efforts. [According to his nephew Audley Montgomery Archdale, his MC was for storming a German machine-gun post on a horse and killing them all.]
WW I


19th Hussars (Military Cross):
20.04.1916
-
?
Staff Captain
04.12.1939
-
(04.1946)
2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars - Territorial Army [emergency commission]
04.12.1939
-
?
Intelligence Officer, HQ 22nd Heavy Armoured Brigade (posted)
Archdale,
Ronald John
R.J. Archdale
Married 1st ((12?).1941, Wayland district, Norfolk) Caroline Anne Garnier (04.04.1920 - (06?).1978).
Married 2nd ((09?).1978, Wayland district, Norfolk) Betty M. Kingsley.
11.06.1917
-
01.2003
Breccles Hall. Attleborough, Norwich district, Norfolk]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [71026]
Lt.
28.01.1940
A/Capt.
11.07.1940-10.10.1940
T/Capt.
11.10.1940-31.08.1941
WS/Capt.
01.09.1941
Capt.
28.01.1945
A/Maj.
01.06.141-31.08.1941
T/Maj.
01.09.1941-08.01.1946
13.02.1948-27.01.1950
Maj.
28.01.1950 (retd 26.06.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID
12.09.1946
while POW
Education: Royal Military Academy; Staff College, Camberley
28.01.1937


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
?


? (POW)
Archdale,
William Martin
W.M. Archdale
20.01.1912
Biggleswade district, Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire
-
10.2003
Kings Lynn district, Norfolk
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.01.1932 [50969]
Lt.
28.01.1935
Capt.
28.01.1940
A/Maj.
12.06.1943-11.09.1943
T/Maj.
12.09.1943-30.06.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 07.07.1957)
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1946
?
Education: Royal Military College
28.01.1932


commissioned into The Manchester Regiment
20.04.1939
-
21.09.1939
Adjutant, ... (TA) (temporary)
07.07.1957
-
20.01.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Kings) (age limit)
Archer,
Bertram Stuart Trevelyan
B.S.T. Archer

Son of Bertram George Reine Archer (who was an electrical engineer and owned his own business), and Francis Maud Archer (nee Hatfield).
Mrried (1939) Kathleen Matilda "Kit" Hatt; one son, Ian Stuart Trevelyan Archer, ARIBA, AADip,(Hons), and two daughters, Deidre Marjorie Strowger and Melanie Patricia Archer.
03.02.1915
Hampstead, London
-
2nd Lt.
30.03.1940 [126305]
A/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
10.11.1943
T/Maj.
10.08.1943
Hon. Maj.
? (retd)
  OBE
10.06.1961

  GC
30.09.1941

most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner *

Territorial Decoration TD
20.03.1947
?
  ERD

Army Emergency Reserve Decorations & 2 bars
* Lieutenant Archer had been employed on bomb disposal since June 1940 and had dealt with over 200 bombs. He had enjoyed unbelievable immunity from death and shown sustained nerve and courage of the highest order. On 2nd September 1940 he was called out with his section to deal with a whole stick of unexploded bombs which had fallen in the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company's refinery at Llandarcy, near Swansea. Several tanks of oil were on fire, which added greatly to the danger and difficulty of the work. Whilst tackling the most dangerous of the bombs two of the others exploded and it was obvious that the one on which they were working might do likewise at any moment. They continued working on it, however, for several hours until Lieutenant Archer had removed the fuse and rendered the bomb harmless.
07.1936


qualified as an ARIBA at the youngest age permitted as an Architect, at 21
1936
-
1995
worked in Grays Inn, with Ingram Son and Archer (Archer name added to firm after BSTA qualified). Archer continued working with this partnership all his working life apart from the time he spent in the Army



served with the Honourable Artillery Company
30.03.1940


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers
1940
-

CO No. 104 Bomb Disposal Section deployed in South Wales



served on in bomb disposal units
10.08.1943
-
(04.1944)
Staff Officer Royal Engineers, Southern Command

-
1945
CO No. 12 Bomb Disposal Company, RE
1950


re-joined the Army Emergency Reserve and later served with 137th Bomb Disposal Regiment, RE (AER)
1953


CO No. 142 Bomb Disposal Regiment
Honorary Colonel Bomb Disposal Regiments, 1963. Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 1970. Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, 1977. Chairman of the VC and GC Association since August 1994.
Archibald,
R
R. Archibald
?
-
2nd Lt. 04.06.1943
WS/Lt. 04.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
04.06.1943     commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(06.1944)     3rd Parachute Battalion
Arkwright,
Albert Seymour Bertram
A.S.B. Arkwright (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin) A.S.B. Arkwright
Son of Bertram Harry Godfrey Arkwright (1879-1949), and Grace Emma Julia Hurt (1876-1950).
Brother of Maj.Gen. Robert Harry Bertram Arkwright, CB, DSO*, Lt.Col. Francis Godfrey Bertram Arkwright, DSO, MC, and Lt.Col. William Peter Bertram Arkwright, DSO.
Married (12.07.1939) Jean Hargraves Thorburn Brown (31.10.1899 - 24.03.1988), widow of William Hugh Muir, and daughter of Adam Thorburn Brown (1856-1928), and Agnes Halliday Boog-Scott (1870-1945), of Torquhan, Midlothian.
Of Stow, Midlothian.

16.11.1907
Datchet, Eton district,  Buckinghamshire
-
1990
Galashiels district, Selkirk, Scotland
2nd Lt. 01.09.1927 [38333]
Lt. 23.12.1930, seniority 01.09.1930
Capt. 01.01.1938 (half-pay 23.12.1943; ill-health) (retd 23.12.1948)
A/Maj. 01.10.1939-31.12.1939
T/Maj. 01.01.1940-07.11.1942,
16.07.1943-24.11.1943
Hon. Maj. 23.12.1948
Military Cross MC 07.01.1943 escape & evasion [citation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 07.01.1943 France & Flanders 40
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
01.09.1927     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
? - 05.1940 Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (captured)
1940 - 08.1942 POW in German captivity (Oflag VI-B); escaped & evaded (via Comet Line)
Published: Return journey : escape from Oflag VI-B (1948).
Arkwright,
Francis Godfrey Bertram
F.G.B. Arkwright

Son of Bertram Harry Godfrey Arkwright (1879-1949), and Grace Emma Julia Hurt (1876-1950).
Brother of Maj.Gen. Robert Harry Bertram Arkwright, CB, DSO*, 12th Royal Lancers, Maj. Albert Seymour Bertram Arkwright, MC, and Lt.Col. William Peter Bertram Arkwright, DSO.
Married (27.04.1929) Joyce Nancy Evelyn (who remarried 19.02.1944, Lt.Col. William Wainman, DSO, MC, and 31.08.1955 Maj. Edward Frederic Gosling), only daughter of Col. Walter Pepys, DSO, of Monks Bridge, Butlers Marston (Warks); two sons.
30.01.1905
-
01.07.1942
(KIA)
2nd Lt. ? [31864]
... ...
Lt.Col. ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 13.08.1942 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Military Cross MC ? ?
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
?     commissioned, 12th Royal Lancers
? - - ?

 

Arkwright,
Robert Harry Bertram
R.H.B. Arkwright
Eldest son of Bertram Harry Godfrey Arkwright (1879-1949), and Grace Emma Julia Hurt (1876-1950).
Brother of Maj. Albert Seymour Bertram Arkwright, MC, Lt.Col. Francis Godfrey Bertram Arkwright, DSO, MC, and Lt.Col. William Peter Bertram Arkwright, DSO.
Married (13.07.1927) Kathleen Gladys Hanbury, daughter of late Major E.E. Hanbury, Scots Guards; one son, one daughter (and one son deceased).
30.07.1903
-
14.11.1971

[Poulton, Cirencester, Glos. ?]
2nd Lt.
31.01.1924 [28043]
local Maj.
01.05.1936-13.07.1936
T/Col.
06.03.1943-...
A/Brig.
06.09.1942-05.03.1943
T/Brig.
06.03.1943-...
Maj.Gen.
02.05.1947, seniority 21.12.1946 (retd 08.09.1951)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 26.01.1945 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 29.07.1943 Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 13.01.1944 Italy
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; psc
31.01.1924


commissioned into the 12th Royal Lancers
1934
-
1935
Staff College, Camberley
01.05.1936
-
13.07.1936
specially employed
27.10.1936
-
14.06.1939
Brigade Major, 1st Cavalry Brigade, Aldershot Command
06.1939
-
12.1939
GSO2, War Office
1940


Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), 1st Armoured Division (France)
1940
-
1942
GSO1, 8th Armoured Division
1942
-
1943
Brigadier Armoured Fighting Vehicles, 8th Army
23.07.1943
-
1946
Commander, 23rd Armoured Brigade [till 8.1944 Independent Armoured Brigade Group; 8.1944-1.1945 Infantry Brigade Group, known as Force 140, from 2.9-19.10.1944 known as ARKFORCE; from 1.1945 Armoured Brigade Group] (Sicily, Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Egypt, Greece) (DSO and Bar, CB) [except for 4.12.1944-8.1.1945 & 1-22.4.1945]
1946


Commander, 2nd Infantry Division
1947
-
1948
Director RAC, War Office
1948
-
1949
General Officer Commanding, 56th (London) Armoured Division TA
1949
-
1951
General Officer Commanding, 7th Armoured Division
Arkwright,
William Peter Bertram
W.P.B. Arkwright

Son of Bertram Harry Godfrey Arkwright (1879-1949), and Grace Emma Julia Hurt (1876-1950).
Brother of Maj.Gen. Robert Harry Bertram Arkwright, CB, DSO*, Maj. Albert Seymour Bertram Arkwright, MC, and Lt.Col. William Peter Bertram Arkwright, DSO.
Married (18.10.1941) Isabel Constance Marion O'Neil (1906 - 1984), elder daughter of Lt.Col. Charles Douglas Roe, DSO, OBE; one son, one daughter.
10.11.1910
-
26.01.1962
(accident)
2nd Lt. 28.08.1930 [47516]
Lt. 28.08.1933
Capt. 28.03.1938
A/Maj. 25.07.1942-24.10.1942
T/Maj. 25.10.1942-18.04.1943,
19.09.1943-02.06.1945
WS/Maj. 03.06.1945
A/Lt.Col. 03.03.1945-02.06.1945
T/Lt.Col. 03.06.1945-02.11.1946,
05.01.1949-04.01.1953
Lt.Col. 05.01.1953 (supernumerary 05.01.1956) (retd 05.06.1958)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 17.01.1946 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 ?
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
28.08.1930     commissioned, Royal Scots Fusiliers
27.07.1938 - 11.05.1941 specially employed
25.07.1942 - 19.04.1943 Commandant, West Africa Tactical School
02.01.1953 - 01.01.1956 Commandant, Training Centre Far East Land Forces
He inherited Coton House (Warwickshire) from his uncle Francis Arkwright in 1915. He lived at Frith, Stalbridge (Dorset) and later at Pen-y-Bryn Hall, Churchstoke (Montgomeryshire).
Armitage,
Norman Abercromby
R.W. Armstrong
Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Norman Armitage, of Colombo, Ceylon.
Married 1st (28.12.1933, St Peter's Church, Fort Colombo, Ceylon) Marion Devereux Knowles (killed in a motor accident 1935), daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Devereux Knowles, of Singapore.
Married 2nd ((09?).1939, Penzance district, Cornwall) Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Jefferies (? - 01.06.1952), elder daughter of the Rev. A.C. & Mrs Jefferies, of The Vicarage, Chipperfield, Hertfordshire.
20.10.1904
-
05.04.1952
Daytona, Kandy, Ceylon
2nd Lt. 26.08.1924 [30503]
Lt. 26.08.1926
Capt. 26.08.1935
A/Maj. 16.04.1940-15.07.1940
T/Maj. 16.07.1940-31.07.1941
WS/Maj. 01.08.1941
Maj. 26.08.1941
A/Lt.Col. 01.05.1941-31.07.1941
T/Lt.Col. 01.08.1941-11.01.1942,
06.06.1942-16.10.1943,
07.01.1944-09.06.1944,
07.08.1944-08.02.1945,
16.02.1945-(04.1947)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 14.10.1943 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp.
26.08.1924     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
(03.1931)     served in Malaya
(06.1933)     served at Bulford
(09.1935) - (01.1937) served in Egypt
(01.1938) - (01.1939) served in Malaya
? - ? ?
29.04.1946 - (04.1947) an Assistant Director to the Director of Engineer Stores, Department of the Quartermaster-General to the Forces, War Office
Armitstead,
Robert Charles Henry
R.C.H. Armitstead (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
04.02.1913
-
02.11.1995
 
2nd Lt. 31.08.1935, seniority 01.02.1934 [63090]
Lt. 01.02.1937
A/Capt. 01.03.1940-31.05.1940
T/Capt. 01.06.1940-28.04.1941
WS/Capt. 29.04.1941
Capt. 01.02.1942
A/Maj. 29.01.1941-28.04.1941
T/Maj. 29.04.1941-(01.1946)
... ...
Lt.Col. 03.04.1953 (retd 01.06.1956)
31.08.1935     commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Armstrong,
Ernest William
E.W. Armstrong
Son (with three brothers and three sisters) of Arthur Taylor Armstrong (1869-1939), and Hannah Denton (1873-1914).
Married Molly ...; two sons.
26.12.1909
Gateshead, Durham
-
29.08.1944
(KIA) [age 34]
[Bayeux War Cemetery, France, V.C.15]
2nd Lt. 24.12.1942 [258053]
WS/Lt. 24.12.1942
A/Capt. 21.03.1944-29.08.1944
24.12.1942     commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) [emergency commission]
Armstrong,
John Ferdinand
J.F. Armstrong

Son (with two brothers) of John James Victor Armstrong (1890-1953), and Berthe Henriette Marie Larre (1890-1968).
Married 1st ((09?).1943, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Elizabeth Olwen Llewellyn (14.08.1925 - 21.05.1978); one son.
Married 2nd (30.08.1952, Kensington, London) Charlotte Gilberte Boyer (1927 - 21.06.2005); one daughter, one son.
19.02.1919
West Derby, Lancashire
-
09.08.1985
Chatou, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
2nd Lt. 18.05.1940 [130092]
WS/Lt. 18.11.1941 (demobilized > 04.1946, < 08.1946) (reld 15.05.1950; on enlistment in the ranks TA)
T/Capt. 22.11.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Lt. 04.12.1950, seniority 20.02.1944 (reld 15.08.1953)
      either 166th, 167th, 168th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.05.1940     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
04.12.1950   15.08.1953 Special Air Service Regiment - Territorial Army
Armstrong,
Robert William
R.W. Armstrong
Son of Robert William and Louisa Blanche Armstrong.
Husband of Catherine Doris Armstrong, of Berwick-on-Tweed.
1906 ?
-
25.05.1940
(KIA) [age 34]
[Dunkirk Town Cemetery, France, plot 2, row 6, grave 32]
2nd Lt.
11.12.1935 [66509]
Lt.
11.12.1938
A/Capt.
1940?
11.12.1935 -
25.05.1940
commissioned, 9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Territorial Army (killed in action, Dunkirk)
Armstrong,
Sidney George
S.G. Armstrong
Son of George and Mary Ann Armstrong, of Weybridge, Surrey.
Husband of Helen Armstrong, of Durban, Natal, South Africa.
(12?).1906
Windsor district, Surrey
-
07.12.1941
(KIA) [age 35]
[Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya, 8.N.11]
Cadet
?
Lt.
29.12.1940 [189082]
Education: Woking County Grammar School for Boys, Surrey.



served (in the ranks?), Royal Army Medical Corps
?
-
28.12.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.12.1940


commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
?
-
07.12.1941
2nd Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Armstrong,
William Edward Iredale
"Bill"
W.E.I. Armstrong
Son of ... Armstrong, and ... Walker.
Married ((12?).1956, Horwich district, Lancashire) Louise Parker Blackley ((09?).1922 - 15.11.2012), daughter of ... Blackley, and ... Parker; two daughters.
06.06.1920
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
13.12.2012
2nd Lt. 22.05.1942 [234712]
WS/Lt. 22.11.1942
A/Maj. ?
Capt. 06.06.1947, seniority 01.05.1947
Maj. 06.06.1954, seniority 01.05.1947
A/Lt.Col. 01.11.1956
Lt.Col. 06.06.1958, seniority 01.11.1956
A/Col. 20.07.1964
Col. 01.01.1965, seniority 20.07.1964
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 10.06.1961 HM's birthday 61
Territorial Decoration TD 04.06.1954 -
Territorial Decoration TD 11.09.1959 1st clasp
Territorial Decoration TD 15.11.1966 2nd clasp
M.Eng. (Liverpool), AMIMechE.
22.05.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
06.06.1947     transferred, Territorial Army
?     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
20.07.1964     Territorial Army
01.04.1967     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Honorary Colonel, R.E.M.E., 42 (Lancs) Div. T.A., 01.03.1964-01.04.1967. Honorary Colonel, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Volunteers) West T.A.V.R., 01.04.1967-01.04.1978. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County Palatine of Lancaster, 15.06.1970. Director, Mears Bros (Contractors) Ltd, 1965.
Arnell,
Oliver Marston Rex
O.M.R. Arnell
Son of Oliver Roach Arnell (1888-), and Harriett Marguerite Hood Barrs (1886-1960).
Married ((03?).1950, Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland) Daisy Todd (née Graham); two sons, one daughter.
26.03.1917
Lambeth district, London
-
01.1992
Truro district, Cornwall
2nd Lt. 18.10.1939 [100709]
WS/Lt. 18.04.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 21.12.1942-(04.1946)
Education: Pembroke School, Kitale, Kenya; Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire; Cambridge (BA, 1939).
18.10.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in India
Arno,
Joseph Robert
J.R. Arno (Photo courtesy of Anita Bowden)
Son (with five brothers and two sisters)of Charles George Arno (1872-1931), and Margaret Rogers (1876-1937).
Married (14.04.1928, Sliema, Malta) Dorothy Camilleri (20.01.1905 - 22.07.1975), daughter (with one sister) of Anthony Roger Camilleri (1874-), and Maria Dolores Zammit (1880-1938); two sons, one daughter.
Residence: West Derby, Liverpool.
10.05.1902
Shoreditch district, London
-
01.11.1946
[Udine War Cemetery, Italy, III.G.8]
S/Sgt. ?
Lt. QM 13.10.1941 [205943]
WS/Capt. QM 13.10.1944
1920s - 12.10.1941 served in the ranks, Royal Army Medical Corps
13.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
? - 01.11.1946 served under HQ Allied Military Government, Venezia Giulia
Arnold,
Allan Cholmondeley
A.C. Arnold
Son of Lt-Col Arthur Seymour Arnold, late Indian Army, and Ruby Burnett. Married Dorothy Hamilton, only daughter of Arthur Webster-Wedderburn, Deputy Inspector-General Police, Jamaica; no children.
23.05.1893
-
29.01.1962

[Bayford, nr Wincanton, Somerset ?]
2nd Lt.
04.09.1912 [4934]
Lt.
11.08.1914
Capt.
07.12.1915
T/Maj.
14.12.1918-05.10.1919
Bt. Maj.
03.06.1919
Maj.
29.09.1930
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1935
Col.
15.08.1939, seniority 01.07.1938 (retd 16.03.1946)
local Brig.
09.11.1939-06.11.1940
A/Brig.
07.11.1940-06.05.1941
T/Brig.
07.05.1941-02.02.1943
A/Maj.Gen.
03.02.1942-02.02.1943
T/Maj.Gen.
03.02.1943-...
Hon. Maj.Gen.
16.03.1946
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
1947
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
30.12.1941
?
Military Cross MC
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.05.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.07.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
03.02.1920
N Russia
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1944
?
1914 Star and Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Waziristan Medal & 2 Clasps (1919-1921 & 1921-1924); Order of the Phoenix, Cross of Grand Officer with swords (24.09.1943)
Education: Wellington College, Berks; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; psc
04.09.1912


commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment
1914
-
1918
World War I (France & Belgium 11.08.1914-08.08.1817 & 01.06.1918-11.11.1918)
29.12.1914
-
25.06.1916
A. Sig. Serv.
26.06.1916
-
26.07.1917
Staff Captain, ... (France)
27.07.1917
12.06.1918
-
-
07.08.1917
13.12.1918
Brigade Major, ... (France)
14.12.1918
-
30.05.1919
Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master General (DAQMG), ... (France)
31.05.1919
-
05.10.1919
Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master General (DAQMG), ... (North Russia; wounded)
01.04.1921
09.04.1922
-
-
25.03.1922
06.04.1925
Brigade Major, ... (India)
09.05.1927
-
21.12.1930
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG), Scottish Command
29.09.1930


transferred to the Royal Fusiliers
01.10.1933
-
30.09.1937
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (UK)
15.08.1939
-
(01.1946)
Military Attaché to Turkey (Ankara) (GSO1 to 06.11.1940)
Food Department, Government of India 1946-1947. Ministry of Food 1949-1954.
Arnold,
Alan Edward
A.E. Arnold
24.11.1920
-
(03?).1982
Brighton
2nd Lt.
11.10.1939
WS/Lt.
11.04.1941
A/Capt.
02.03.1943-01.06.1942
T/Capt.
02.06.1942-15.06.1945
WS/Capt.
16.06.1945
A/Maj.
16.03.1945-15.06.1945
T/Maj.
16.06.1945-23.05.1953
Lt.
04.08.1945, seniority 24.11.1941
Capt.
01.07.1946
Maj.
24.05.1953
T/Lt.Col.
31.01.1961-12.10.1961
Lt.Col.
13.10.1961 (supernumerary 13.10.1964)
Col.
18.07.1966
Brig.
1969? (retd 1976?)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.12.1966
?
Education: BSc (Eng); Staff College, Camberley (psc)
11.10.1939


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 03.08.1945]
06.11.1944
-
15.03.1945
Staff Officer, 3rd grade (SO3), RE HQ, AAI [=  Allied Armies in Italy?]
16.03.1945
-
31.07.1945
Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ ... Army Group
(01.1946)


Officer Commanding, 59 Commando Squadron RE
02.12.1946
-
06.10.1947
Sn.Comd. [= Squadron Commander?]
29.09.1949
-
05.09.1951
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DAA&QMG), HQ HCD
16.01.1956
-
12.02.1956
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Plans), HQ BTE [= British Troops in Egypt?]
13.02.1956
-
04.06.1958
General HQ, Middle East Land Forces (MELF)
31.01.1961
-
08.02.1963
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Planner) Intelligence/Cartography, HQ South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO)
12.04.1963
-
20.04.1965
Chief Instructor, Tactical School, Royal School of Military Engineering
15.07.1966
-
(02.1967)
Colonel (General Staff), Ministry of Defence
1969
-
1972
Commander, Engineer Support Group
Arnold,
Bonar Nelson
B.N. Arnold
Son (with three siblings) of James Nelson Arnold (1899-1975), and Emelie Marcelline Henriette Roger (1899-1975).
Married ((06?).1950, Netwon Abbot district, Devon) Josephine Ann Carter (09.12.1927 - ); ... children (two sons, two daughters?).
03.07.1925
-
30.05.1994
Cambridge, New Zealand
[Leamington Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton City, Waikato, New Zealand]
Cadet ? [14497888]
2nd Lt. 17.06.1945 [346480]
WS/Lt. 17.12.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
17.06.1945     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
Arnold,
Harold
H. Arnold
?
-
2nd Lt. 22.03.1944 [313705]
WS/Capt. 11.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj. 11.04.1945-(04.1946)
Served Exeter Police Force.
22.03.1944     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      may have served with Civil Affairs (NW Europe)
Arnold,
John Henry
J.H. Arnold
?
-
S.Sgt.
?
Lt. (AIA)
18.06.1943 [279466]
WS/Capt. (AIA)
?
Capt. (AIA)
29.11.1946, seniority 18.06.1946
Maj. (AIA)
11.06.1954 (reld 01.09.1956)
Hon. Maj. (AIA)
01.09.1956



served in the ranks, Royal Armoured Corps
18.06.1943


commissioned, Assistant Inspector of Armourers, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (with rank of Lieutenant) [emergency commission to 28.11.1946]
29.11.1946
-
01.09.1956
short service commission
Arnold,
Leonard Roy
L.R. Arnold
(12?).1907 ?
Edmonton district ?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.08.1941 [201399]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Capt.
01.09.1942-(04.1944)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
?
-
16.08.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
16.08.1941


commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]



spent the war years in India (Jubblepore, Lahore & Bombay), then Rangoon, Burma and finally Japan (after 1945)
Arnold-Baker,
Richard [Werner] Gaunt 
R.G. Arnold-Baker
Changed his name from Werner Gaunt von Blumenthal by deed poll of 27.09.1938.

Eldest son of Prof. Baron Albrecht Werner von Blumenthal (1889-1945), and Alice Wilhelmine Hainsworth (1883-1978); adopted surname of mother's second husband, Percival Richard Arnold Baker (1875-1944), 1938.
Brother of Capt. Wolfgang Charles Werner Arnold-Baker.
Married 1st ((12?).1940, Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire) Mary G. Norris ((03?).1914 - 10.07.1961), daughter of ... Norris, and ... Salmon; ... children (two sons?).
Married (12.01.1962, Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, Westminster district, London) 2nd Edna Honor Lawson ((06?).1913 - 05.01.1965), daughter of Henry Mayors Lawson, and Ethel Ono Willing, and widow of Lt.Col. Donald James Gordon-Dickson.
Married 3rd Athena Seitanides (died at Athens, Greece).
Residence: (1940s) Pipits Hill, Wentworth, Virginia Water, Surrey, (1960s) Harrogate.
26.07.1914
Berlin, Germany
-
07.2003
Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. 02.11.1940 [156821]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 01.01.1944
Capt. ? (reld 01.01.1949)
T/Maj. 01.01.1944
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1949
Bronze Star Medal (United States) BSM 23.07.1948 ?
German student, who became a naturalized British citizen, 12.01.1932.
1940 - 1946 served World War II (UK, North Africa, on attachment of US Army, Switzerland):
02.11.1940     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
(04.1941)     Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Section, HQ Scottish Command (Edinburgh) (interrogated Rudolf Hess, who had flown to Scotland)
      served with MI6: 
      was in charge of the Visa Department of the British Consul -General in Zurich (Switzerland) [having a staff of 4 SIS men]
      Section V (Counter-Espionage) representative at Bern (Switzerland)
(04.1944)     specially employed
01.01.1949 - 01.01.1964 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Arnold-Baker,
Wolfgang Charles Werner
W.C.W. Arnold-Baker W.C.W. Arnold-Baker
W.C.W. Arnold-Baker W.C.W. Arnold-Baker
Changed his name from Wolfgang Charles Werner von Blumenthal by deed poll of 27.09.1938

Second son of Prof. Baron Albrecht Werner von Blumenthal (1889-1945), and Alice Wilhelmine Hainsworth (1883-1978); adopted surname of mother's second husband, Percival Richard Arnold Baker (1875-1944), 1938.
Brother of Maj. Richard Gaunt Arnold-Baker.
Married (02.01.1943, St Jude's Church, Kensington, London) Edith May "Fanny" Woods (? - 25.11.2010), daughter of Ernest Henry & Edith Woods, of Liverpool; one son, one daughter.
Residence: (1940s) Pipits Hill, Wentworth, Virginia Water, Surrey.

25.06.1918
Berlin, Germany
-
06.06.2009
St Thomas' Hospital, London
Pte. 1940
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 25.02.1941 [175843]
WS/Lt. 25.08.1942
T/Capt. 1943? (reld 1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1966 Secretary, Nat. Assoc. of Local [Parish] Councils
King Haakon VII's Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn 19.03.1948 service in Norway
German student, who became a naturalized British citizen, 15.01.1932.
Education: Winchester College (Sergeant's (Culver Lea), 1932.3-1937.2)); Magdalen College, Oxford University (1937-1940; BA 1939, 3 Hist 1940). V. Herbert Smith Prize, German Speech, Ed. Wyk.
1941 - 1946 served World War II (UK, NW Europe Belgium 1944 & Norway 1945):
1940     served in the ranks, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
25.02.1941     commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]
      commanded Prime Minister Winston Churchill's bodyguard
      transferred to Intelligence Corps
      served with MI6 (arrested Deputy Commandant of Auschwitz in Norway)
Barrister, academic & historian. Called to Bar, Inner Temple, 1948. Admty Bar, 1948-1952; Secretary, National Association of Local Councils, 1953-1978; Deputy Eastern Traffic Commissioner, 1978-1990. Editor, Road Law, 1992-1996. Member, Royal Commission on Common Lands, 1955-1958; Member European Committee, International Union of Local Authorities, 1960-1978; a Delegate to European Local Government Assembly, Strasbourg, 1960-1978. Gwylim Gibbons Award, Nuffield Coll., Oxford, 1959. Consultant Lecturer, since 1978, and Visiting Professor, since 1985, City University; occasional broadcaster.
Published: Norway (pamphlet), 1946; Everyman's Dictionary of Dates, 1954; Parish Administration, 1958; New Law and Practice of Parish Administration, 1966; The 5000 and the Power Tangle, 1967; The Local Government Act 1972, 1973; Local Council Administration, 1975, 4th edn 1993; The Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, 1981; Practical Law for Arts Administrators, 1983, 3rd edn 1992; The Five Thousand and the Living Constitution, 1986; The Companion to British History, 1996; For He is an Englishman: Memoirs of a Prussian Nobleman (2007); many contributions to British and European local government and legal journals. 
Arnold-Edwards,
Cuthbert
C. Arnold-Edwards (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberely J. Lindsay)
Son of John Arnold-Edwards, MD, of Spire Hollen, Godalming, Surrey.
Married (1938) Norah, daughter of of Marshall Gabbett Mulhallen, of Torquay, Devon; one son, one daughter.
27.04.1907
-

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Lt. 30.08.1926
Lt. 30.08.1929
RAOC Ordn.Offr. 4th cl. 30.09.1933-29.09.1936
Capt. 12.02.1936
Capt. & Ordn.Offr. 4th cl. 30.09.1936, seniority 30.09.1933
Maj. (& Ordn.Offr. 3rd cl. to 20.04.1944) 06.06.1939
A/Lt.Col. & Ordn.Offr. 2nd cl. 01.09.1940-30.11.1940
T/Lt.Col. & Ordn.Offr. 2nd cl. 01.12.1940-01.02.1942,
01.06.1942-09.02.1943
WS/Lt.Col. (& Ordn.Offr. 2nd cl. to 20.04.1944) 10.02.1943
A/Col. (& Ordn.Offr. 1st cl. to 20.04.1944) 10.08.1942-09.02.1943
T/Col. (& Ordn.Offr. 1st cl. to 20.04.1944) 10.02.1943-22.06.1943,
16.08.1943-22.08.1949,
14.09.1950-18.05.1951
Col. 19.05.1951
T/Brig. 20.02.1953-31.12.1956
Brig. 01.01.1957 (retd 16.01.1958)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 16.04.1942 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.04.1941 ?
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 10.07.1951 action date 02-12.42 [Department of the Army: General Orders No. 18 (April 4, 1951)]
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp.
Education: Sedbergh; King William's College IOM; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; MBIM (MIIA), jssc, psc.
30.08.1926     commissioned, The King's Regiment
1932 - 1933 Military College of Science
30.09.1936     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
12.05.1940 - 31.08.1940 Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), ...
01.09.1940 - 31.07.1942 Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (ADOS), ...
02.02.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
01.08.1942 - 09.08.1942 Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), ...
10.08.1942 - 30.04.1943 Deputy Director of Ordnance Services (DDOS), ...
16.08.1943 - 19.01.1945 Inspector, Ryal Army Ordnance Corps
20.01.1945 - 31.01.1946 Deputy Director of Clothing and Stores (DDCS), War Office
16.05.1946 - 25.08.1946 Commandant, ...
08.04.1948 - 05.12.1948 Commandant, ...
01.02.1949 - 21.08.1949 Commandant, ...
23.08.1949 - 03.09.1950 Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), ...
14.09.1950 - 12.11.1951 Commandant, 3rd Brigade Aid Detachment
13.11.1951 - 03.02.1953 Deputy Director of Ordnance Services (DDOS), HQ 1 (GB) Corps, British Army of the Rhine
20.02.1953 - 17.02.1954 Commander, HQ Ammunition Organisation RAOC
01.03.1954 - 29.08.1956 Commander RAOC Training Centre
10.09.1956 - (01.1957) Deputy Director of Ordnance Services (DDOS), HQ Northern Command
Special representative in British Columbia of Montreal Trust Co., 1959. Director London Properties Ltd.
Arnsby,
Albert Edward
"Ted"
A.E. Arnsby (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) A.E. Arnsby (Photo courtesy of Liz Arnsby)
A.E. Arnsby (Photo courtesy of Liz Arnsby) A.E. Arnsby (Photo courtesy of Liz Arnsby)
A.E. Arnsby (Photo courtesy of Liz Arnsby) A.E. Arnsby (Photo courtesy of Liz Arnsby)
Son (with two sisters and three brothers) of Edmund "Ned" Arnsby (1867-1939), and Margaret Tamar Coughlan (1868-1910).
21.08.1902
Galway district, Ireland
-
28.01.1982
Napsbury Hospital, St Albans, Hertfordshire
SMI ?
2nd Lt. 03.07.1941 [195110]
WS/Lt. 03.07.1941
T/Capt. 05.03.1944-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.08.1949, seniority 11.02.1947
Maj. 03.07.1954 (reld 01.08.1956)
King Haakon VII's Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn 19.03.1948 service in Norway
      joined the Irish Guards in 1916 at the age of 14; served till 1927 then transferred to serve in the ranks, Army Physical Training Corps
03.07.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
13.03.1943     transferred, Army Physical Training Corps
(06.1944)     Physical Training Officer, HQ 1st Airborne Division
01.08.1949 - 01.08.1956 short service commission
Arrowsmith,
Robert Langford
"Bob"
R.L. Arrowsmith
(06?).1906
Canterbury district, Kent
-
1988
West Sussex
2nd Lt. 01.10.1939 [101847] (reld 31.07.1945)
Education: Charterhouse School; Oxford University (1932).
     

late Cadet, Charterhouse School Contingent, Officer Training Corps

01.10.1939     commissioned, General List - Junior Training Corps - Charterhouse School Contingent - Territorial Army
Schoolmaster.
Published
: Butterflies Cricket Club, 1862-1962 (with others; 1962); Charterhouse register, June 1769-May 1872 (ed.; 1964); Kent (1972); The History Of The I Zingari (with Julian Warren Hill; 1982); A Charterhouse miscellany (1982).
Arter,
Sidney Cuthbert
S.C. Arter
Son (with two sisters) of Ivo Montague Arter (1880-1955), and Eleanor Sophia Cuthbert (1886-1980).
Married ((06?).1938, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Aline F. Fogwill (1907 - 1996); ... children (one son?).
29.04.1909
Harrow, Hendon district, Middlesex
-
(12?).1983
London
2nd Lt. 10.11.1939 [107130]
WS/Lt. 15.02.1940
T/Capt. 15.02.1940-16.12.1940
WS/Capt. 17.12.1940
T/Maj. 17.12.1940-21.10.1943
WS/Maj. 22.10.1943 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
A/Lt.Col. 22.07.1943-21.10.1943
T/Lt.Col. 22.10.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.02.1945 NW Europe [recommendation available upon request]
10.11.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1944 - 1945 Assistant Director of Engineering Services (ADES), HQ 21st Army Group Works Directorate (NW Europe) (OBE)
25.08.1945 - 02.11.1945 Chief Engineer, HQ British Army of the Rhine
Arthur,
Alfred
A. Arthur (Photo courtesy of Mr James Harvey)
?
-
?
2nd Lt. 25.11.1942 [280164]
WS/Lt. 06.02.1943 (reld 01.03.1945)
1914-1915 Star 14-15 St - -
Victory Medal VM - -
British War Medal 1914-1918 BWM - -
Mention in Despatches MID 1917 ?
Defence Medal Def M - -
WW I     CQMS 15147 7th Battalion The Bedfordshire Regiment until 04.01.1918 where he was MiD in 1917;  No. 5 Officer Training Battalion 04.01.1918-28.05.1918; 2nd Lt.; 28.05.1918-20.08.1918 3rd Battalion East Surrey Regiment; 21.08.1918-20.03.1919 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment
25.11.1942     commissioned, Surrey Comm., Special List - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (for service with the Army Cadet Force)
Ascoli,
George Myles
G.M. Ascoli
Son (with one sister) of George Hugo Daniel Ascoli (1889-1924), and Muriel Phyllis Mandleberg (later Mrs Carroll-Marx) (1897-1986).
Married (13.11.1948, Denmark) Kirsten Helene Kruse, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Kruse, of Gentofte, Denmark; three daughters.
04.06.1924
Hampstead district, London
-
01.12.1959
Middlesex Hospital, St Marylebone district, London W1 (formerly of Sevenoaks, Kent)
[Tunbridge Wells Crematorium]
2nd Lt. 26.10.1943 [298323]
2nd Lt. 01.04.1950, seniority 26.10.1943
Lt. 23.11.1950 (reld 01.12.1952)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (St Vincent House; Admiralty No. 1869; 01.01.1938-(01.1939); did not complete training and thus not commissioned as a naval officer).
26.10.1943     commissioned, Special List (for service with Army Cadet Force) - County of London Comm. - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
01.04.1950     commissioned, General List - Territorial Army (Army Cadet Force, County of London)
Architect. ARIBA.
Ashburnham,
[Sir] Denny Reginald;
12th Baronet (cr. 1661), of Bromham, Sussex
D.R. Ashburnham
Only surviving son of Sir Fleetwood Ashburnham, 11th Bt, and Elfrida, daughter of late James Kirkley, JP, Cleadon Park, Co. Durham. Succeeded father 05.03.1953. Married (22.06.1946) Mary Frances, daughter of Major Robert Pascoe Mair, Wick, Udimore, Sussex; two daughters (one son deceased).
24.03.1916
-
21.06.1999
Guestling, Hastings, East Sussex
2nd Lt.
07.09.1940 [148577]
WS/Lt.
07.03.1942
T/Capt.
09.06.1944
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne
07.09.1940


commissioned into The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(07.1943)


Signals Officer, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Sicily)
(09.1944)


Motor Transport Officer (HQ Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (seaborne echelon for Arnhem)
Ashby,
Richard Thompson
R.T. Ashby

Married (02.11.1945, Canterbury, Kent) Elizabeth Stuttard Sagar ((09?.1923 - ), daughter of Frank B. Sagar, and Lilian I. Stuttard; two daughters, two sons.
15.01.1909
York district, Yorkshire
-
15.09.1983
West Yorkshire
2nd Lt. TA 19.10.1931
2nd Lt. 30.01.1932, seniority 28.08.1930 [52881]
Lt. 28.08.1933
Capt. 28.08.1938
A/Maj. 22.12.1939-21.03.1940
T/Maj. 22.03.1940-08.03.1942,
21.09.1942-12.03.1944,
07.06.1944-16.02.1945,
11.05.1945-30.06.1946
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 29.04.1952)
1939-1945 Star 39-45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39-45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 08.07.1943 East Africa & Madgascar
NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal & Clasp
Education: Greshams; St. John's College, Cambridge (MA 1930; MA 1956); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
     
served the Northwest Frontier of India, Ceylon, Africa, India, Australia, Normandy, Germany followed by various postings post-war in the UK:
19.10.1931     commissioned, General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
30.01.1932     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(06.1933)     5th Medium Brigade RA (Ambala)
(09.1935) - (10.1935) 6th Heavy Brigade RA (Lichfield)
(01.1937) - (01.1939) 20th Mountain Brigade (later: Regiment) RA (Kohat, then Quetta)
05.1939     obtained special certificate at the Army Signal School, Poona
21.06.1942 - 09.08.1942 Adjutant, ...
29.04.1952 - 15.01.1964 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Bursar at Wycliffe College until 1972.
Ashby,
William
W. Ashby (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Ashby)
03.03.1910
-
 
A/Sgt. 03.03.1933 [3385034]
L/Cpl. 29.03.19334
Cpl. 08.03.1937
2nd Lt. 18.02.1940 [121418]
WS/Lt. 18.02.1940 (reld 24.02.1945; disability)
A/Capt. 06.11.1943-05.02.1944
T/Capt. 06.02.1944-25.09.1944
A/Maj. 25.06.1944-28.06.1944
Hon. Capt. 24.02.1945
1939-1945 Star 39-45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39-45 - -
03.03.1933     enlisted, The East Lancashire Regiment (London)
29.03.1934     1st Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment
21.12.1934 - 27.02.1935 served S.A.A.R.
09.01.1936 - 02.01.1937 served Egypte
20.10.1939 - 17.02.1940 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit (Bulford)
18.02.1940     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
02.03.1940     Initial Training Company, The Queen's Royal Regiment
09.11.1940     seconded, HQ Auxiliary Units, Home Forces
10.11.1940     Scout Section Officer, The Queen's Royal Regiment
20.04.1943     13th (H) Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment
06.11.1943 - 19.06.1944 seconded as Adjutant, Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment (Hallams; embarked for NW Europe 09.06.1944)
29.06.1944     70 HI Battalion Infantry Depot
Ashenhurst,
Charles Geoffrey
C.G. Ashenhurst
Married ...; two daughters, one son.
?
-
15.11.2007
Beechfield Manor Nursing Home, Shankill, Co. Dublin (formerly of
Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin)
2nd Lt. 23.07.1941 [195847]
WS/Lt. 10.07.1942
T/Capt. 10.07.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ? (reld 27.06.1953)
Hon. Maj. 27.06.1953
23.07.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (MM Branch) [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Ashton,
Samuel Edgar
S.E. Ashton (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
(06?).1888
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
1967
Lt.Col. 01.11.1939 [25751]

OBE, TD

      Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (Class II)
(1941)     8th (HD) Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment
Ashwell,
Bernard John
B.J. Ashwell
Married (12.06.1937) Eileen Mitchell Young (20.06.1908 - ), daughter of Charles Alexander Young (1882-1957), and Jeannie Mitchell (1879-1960).
04.10.1908
Chingford, Epping district, Essex
-
23.08.1988
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 19.02.1940 [118984]
WS/Lt. 05.12.1940
T/Capt. 05.12.1940-23.06.1941
WS/Capt. 24.06.1941
T/Maj. 24.06.1941-11.08.1944
WS/Maj. 12.08.1944 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 12.08.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Military Cross MC 29.11.1940 demolition party St Malo 17-20.06.1940 (British Expeditionary Force) [recommendation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
ARIBA.
19.02.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(1940)     582 (Kent) Army Field Company, Royal Engineers (France) (MC)
05.09.1940 - (04.1941) a Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, HQ Eastern Command
07.11.1953 - 04.10.1963 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Ashworth,
Henry Ingham
H.I. Ashworth
Son of Charles Hanley Ashworth (1880?-), and Edith Jane ...
Married (25.07.1931, Macclesfield district, Cheshire) Ella Needham (1905? - 24.02.2005); three daughters.

20.02.1907
Manchester, Lancashire
-
26.11.1991
Sydney, NSW, Australia
2nd Lt. 31.12.1941 [216482]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 24.01.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 07.02.1945-(04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 07.02.1945-(01.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1962 New Year 62: as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, State of New South Wales
Mention in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
Education: Manchester Grammar School (1921-1923); Manchester University (MA BArch).
Architect. FRIBA, PP, FRAIA, Hon. FRAIC, MAPI. Partner in firm Scarlett & Ashworth.
31.12.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Subsequently, he accepted the Chair of Architectural Design and History at the University of Sydney where he later became Dean of the Faculty of Architecture. In 1964, he joined the University of New South Wales from which he retired as emeritus professor in 1972. Ashworth was appointed to the Sydney Opera House Executive Committee in 1956 and became chairman of its Technical Advisory Committee. He was also chairman of the committee who assessed entries to an international competition for a design for the proposed opera house, thus giving him a leading role in choosing the winner.
Ashworth,
John Blackwood
J.B. Ashworth (From: http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk)
Son of Lt.Col Hugh Stirling Ashworth (killed in action, 1917), Royal Sussex Regt, and Frances Lily Ashworth (later Mrs E.M. Ashworth).
Married (1944) Eileen Patricia, daughter of late
Major H.L. Gifford (Royal Ulster Rifles) and of Lady Gooch; one daughter.

07.12.1910
Horsham, Sussex
-
03.04.1994
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 28.08.1930
... ...
T/Lt.Col. 15.04.1942-16.07.1943,
04.07.1944-24.02.1952
... ...
Brig. 13.04.1959 (retd 15.01.1965)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 1962 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 21.12.1944 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 ?
Grand Officer, Order of House of Orange (1967) (The Netherlands)
Education: Wellington College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
28.08.1930     commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment
... - ... ...
18.12.1938 - 11.10.1941 Instructor, Royal Military College
12.10.1941 - 14.01.1942 Commandant JL School
17.07.1943 - 03.07.1944 Brigade Major
04.07.1944 -
10.1944? Commanding Officer, 1st/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (wounded, DSO)
23.10.1944 - 17.10.1945 GSO1, War Office
      OC 4/5 Royal Sussex, 1945; OC 1st Royal Sussex, 1946; GSO1, Brit. Middle East Office, 1947; Assistant Military Secretary, War Office, 1948; OC 1st Royal Sussex, 1951; Commandant Joint School of Chemical Warfare, 1954; Commander 133rd Infantry Brigade (TA), 1957; Director of Military Training, War Office, 1959-62; Inspector of Boys' Training, War Office, 1962-65. ADC to the Queen, 1961-65. 
Colonel, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 1963-1966; Dep. Col, The Queen's Regt (Royal Sussex), 1967-68. DL Sussex 1972-83. OStJ 1950. 
Ashworth,
William
W. Ashworth (Photo courtesy of Pat Gariepy)
?
-
 
Suptdg.Clk. ?
Lt. QM 31.05.1940 [137601]
WS/Capt. QM 31.05.1943
Maj. QM 01.11.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1948 New Year 48
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 28.11.1947 -
31.05.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
 
Aslett,
Alfred Rimbault
A.R. Aslett
14.01.1901
-
15.05.1980
Cowfold
2nd Lt.
24.12.1920 [15528]
Lt.
24.12.1922
Capt.
01.04.1935
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
06.02.1942-02.06.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
23.08.1943
Lt.Col.
26.08.1945 (retd 09.02.1946)
A/Col.
03.06.1942-30.06.1942,
22.03.1943-22.08.1943
T/Col.
23.08.1943-08.02.1946
A/Brig.
03.06.1942-30.06.1942,
22.03.1943-22.08.1943
T/Brig.
23.08.1943-15.06.1945
A/Maj.Gen.
21.05.1945-15.06.1945
Hon. Brig.
09.02.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.03.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
27.05.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
?
24.12.1920


commissioned into the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
05.02.1926
-
03.02.1930
Adjutant, ...
03.02.1931
-
02.02.1935
Officer Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
21.10.1938
-
03.08.1940
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
24.10.1940
-
14.11.1941
Brigade Major, ... (specially employed)
03.06.1942
17.12.1942
-
-
30.06.1942
05.01.1943
acting Commander, 16th Infantry Brigade (Ceylon)
21.05.1945
-
15.06.1945
acting General Officer Commanding, 36th Infantry Division (India)
29.07.1945
-
(31.8.1945)
Commander, 72nd Infantry Brigade (India)
Played rugby for England, 1926 & 1929.
Asprey,
James Frederick Courtney
J.F.C. Asprey
28.06.1920
-
10.1995
Henley, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
04.01.1942 [220946]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 30.11.1945; disability)
A/Capt.
?
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
30.11.1945
RAF:

Wt.Offr.
01.02.1954 [4093458]
P/O
06.12.1956
F/O
?
F/Lt.
06.12.1959
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1965 (retd 02.04.1966; own request)
04.01.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]



served with the Chindits in Burma
?
-
01.03.1951
Territorial Army (active list)
01.03.1951
-
27.02.1952
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
27.02.1952
-
05.12.1956
enlisted service in RAF
06.12.1956
-
02.04.1966
commissioned service in the RAF (Airfield Construction Branch) [1961 CO 5004 Airfield Construction Squadron, Aden]
 
Asquith,
Richard Warren
R.W.O. Asquith
20.07.1914
Halifax, Yorkshire
-
09.1988
Halifax, Yorkshire
2nd Lt.
13.07.1935 [65579]
Lt.
13.07.1938
Capt.
17.07.1939
T/Maj.
11.12.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
22.11.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Maj.
01.05.1947
Maj.
20.07.1948, seniority 01.05.1947
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Military Cross MC
> 04.1944
< 04.1946
?
Territorial Decoration TD
12.12.1950
with 1st clasp



late Cadet, Rydal School Contingent., Junior Division,. Officer Training Corps

13.07.1935


commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) - Territorial Army
13.07.1935
-
(01.1939)
4th Battalion (Territorial) The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Halifax)
< 11.1939


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
08.01.1951
-
20.07.1964
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Asquith,
Robert Wills
R.W.O. Asquith
Last residence given as both Halifax, Yorkshire & London.
?
-
08.10.1963
2nd Lt.
18.06.1935
18.06.1935


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
18.06.1935
-
(01.1937)
278th (5th West Riding) Battery, 70th (West Riding) Field Brigade RA (Halifax)
< 01.1939
-
(04.1946)
transferred, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (Class II)
Machine tool engineer.
Assael,
Samuel Sidney
G.W. Aston
.
?
-
2nd Lt. 01.02.1941 [317594]
WS/Capt. 01.12.1943 (reld 31.03.1946; on appointment to Southern Rhodesian Forces)
T/Maj. 03.07.1944-31.03.1946
01.02.1941     commissioned, Pioneer Corps - African Colonial Forces [emergency commission]
Assiter,
Bernard George
B.G. Assiter (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)

Son of Harry Assiter, and Millicent Lovett.
Married ((09?).1948, Harrow district, Middlesex) Pamela L. Farquharson-Keith; one daughter.
24.02.1921
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
03.1993
West Oxfordshire district, Oxfordshire
Cadet ? [2880823]
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [300512]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission]
Astell,
George Henry
G.H. Astell
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.04.1941 [189598]
WS/Lt.
25.10.1941
WS/Capt.
(1944?) (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj.
(1944)
Military Cross MC
04.01.1945
Burma
?
-
27.04.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.04.1941


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
(1944)


seconded, Burma Rifles (Chindit force, Burma)



possibly also served with airborne forces of the Indian Atmy
 
Aston,
Benjamin Gwilliam
"Baggy"
G.W. Aston
Son (with one brother and one sister) of James Edward Aston (1859-1919), and Lydia Gwilliam (1865-1917).
Married Mary Cummings (1912-); one son, one daughter.
05.05.1902
Broadwell, Lane End, Five Acres, Gloucestershire
-
1991
Glasgow, Scotland
2nd Lt. 11.01.1926 [34393]
Lt. 11.01.1929
Capt. 25.09.1936
T/Maj. 17.06.1942-10.04.1945
Maj. 11.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Territorial Decoration TD 19.08.1943 -
Staff, Glasgow Academy, 1925-... (Glasgow Academy Contingent, Junior Division, Officers Training Corps, 11.01.1926-...).
11.01.1926     commissioned, Officers Training Corps, General List - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
05.10.1940     transferred, The Devonshire Regiment - Territorial Army
1940 - 1945 home service:
05.10.1940 - ? Infantry Training Centre, The Devonshire Regiment
? - ? instructor, 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
? - 03.08.1941 instructor, 165th Officer Cadet Training Unit
1941 - 1944 8th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (posting initially deferred; ordered to join when fit)
1944 - 1944 Officer Commanding, Devonshire Boy [Company?], No. 14 Infantry Training Centre (Northampton) [posting cancelled and to remain with 8th Bn Dorsets]
1944 - 1944 6th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
1944 - 1945 No. 14 Infantry Training Centre (Northampton)
1946? - 16.05.1953 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Aston,
Gerald William
G.W. Aston
Son of ... Aston, and ... Cox.
Married ((06?).1948, Sutton Coldfield district, Warwickshire) Barbara J. Ashdown; ... children (one daughter?).
16.07.1922
Tamworth district, Staffordshire
-
04.1985
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.04.1943 [271333]
WS/Lt. 10.10.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 06.06.1944-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.06.1945 Italy
10.04.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Aston,
Michael
M. Aston 1943 (Source: www.ornebridgehead.org) M. Aston 1944 (Source: www.ornebridgehead.org)

07.07.1923
-
(03?).1980
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.02.1943 [264646]
WS/Lt.
20.08.1943
A/Capt.
09.08.1946-14.09.1946,
16.11.1946-16.02.1947
T/Capt.
17.02.1947-09.05.1947,
03.07.1947-06.07.1950
Lt.
14.02.1948, seniority 07.01.1946
Capt.
07.07.1950
T/Maj.
15.08.1956-06.01.957
Maj.
07.07.1957 (retd 14.09.1972; disability)
Education: Repton; Staff College, Cambridge (psc)
05.1942


joined, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry; served in the ranks for 283 days (chosen for training at a Officer Cadet Training Unit)
20.02.1943


commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission to 13.02.1948]



Platoon Commander, 4th Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Woodhall Spa)
05.1943

06.1944
09.1944
12.1944


-
-
-


09.1944
12.1944
05.1945
2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (UK [Bulford])
No.15 Platoon, B Company (Normandy; wounded)
UK
Ardennes & Germany
14.02.1948


transferred to the Royal Regiment of Artillery [permanent commission]
19.03.1958


transferred to the Intelligence Corps
Astor,
Hon. [Sir] John Jacob
"Jakie"
J.J. Astor
Youngest son (with three brothers and one sister) of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879-1952), and Nancy Witcher Langhorne (1879-1964), the first woman MP.
Brother of Capt. the Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor.
Married 1st (23.10.1944) Ana Inez "Chiquital" Carcano (marriage dissolved 1972; she died 1992), younger daughter of late Señor Dr Don Miguel Carcano, KCMG, KBE. and Stella de Morra; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1976) Susan Sheppard Eveleigh (marriage dissolved 1985), daughter of late Maj. Michael Eveleigh.
Married 3rd (1988) Marcia de Savary.

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

29.08.1918
Cliveden
-
10.09.2000
London
2nd Lt. 01.03.1939 [86211]
A/Lt. 04.07.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 30.11.1942
T/Maj. 30.11.1942-(04.1946)
Capt. RARO 01.03.1949
Hon. Maj. 01.03.1949
Knight Bachelor Kt 03.06.1978 HM's birthday 78: Chairman,
Agricultural Research Council
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.02.1945 NW Europe
Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 30.05.1989 -
Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? ?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? ?
Education: Eton; New College, Oxford.
     

late Cadet, Eton College Contingent, Officer Training Corps

01.03.1939     commissioned, The Life Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized
1940     joined GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom")
? - (09.1945) Officer Commanding, "J" Squadron, later "F" Squadron, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (attached SAS Brigade)
01.03.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Farmer and horserace breeder. Contested (C) Sutton Division of Plymouth, 1950; Member of Parliament (MP) (C) Sutton Divisinio of Plymouth, 1951-Sept. 1959. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Financial Secretary of Treasury, 1951-1952. Chairman: Governing Body of National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, 1963-1968; Agricultural Research Council, 1968-1978; NEDC for Agricultural Industry, 1978-1983. Member: Horserace Totalisator Board, 1962-1968; Horserace Betting Levy Board, 1976-1980. Steward of Jockey Club, 1968-1971 and 1983-1985. Deputy Lieutenant (DL) 1962, Justice of the Peace (JP), Cambridgeshire, 1960-1974.
Astor,
Hon. Michael Langhorne
M.L. Astor M.L. Astor
M.L. Astor
Third son (with three brothers and one sister) of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879-1952), and Nancy Witcher Langhorne (1879-1964), the first woman MP.
Brother of Maj. the Hon. John Jacob Astor, MBE.
Married 1st (28.11.1942, Westminster district, Middlesex) Barbara Mary Colonsay McNeill (marriage dissolved, 11.1961; she married 1962, 1st Viscount Ward of Witley, PC), only daughter of late Capt. Ronald Fitzroy Rous McNeill; two sons, two daughters.
Married 2nd (12.07.1961, Chelsea district, Middlesex) Mrs Patricia David Pandora Jones (marriage dissolved 1968), daughter of late Sir Bede Clifford, GCMG, CB, MVO.
Married 3rd ((03?).1970, Chipping Norton district, Oxfordshire) Judith Caroline Traill Innes, daughter of Paul Innes; one son, one daughter.

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

10.04.1916
London
-
28.02.1980
Chipping Norton district, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. 05.07.1937 [72230]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
Lt. 11.04.1945
T/Capt. 02.01.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. ?
Education: Eton; New College, Oxford.
05.07.1937     commissioned, General List - University Candidates - Territorial Army
17.05.1939     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army (Berkshire Yeomanry)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 06.1945 GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom")
(04.1946)     Unemployed List
? - 10.04.1966 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
MP (C) Eastern Division of Surrey, 1945-1951. Chairman, The London Library; Member, Arts Council, 1968-1971. Member Executive, National Trust, 1978-.
Published
: Tribal feeling (1963; autobiography); Brand (1967; novel).
Atcherley,
[Sir] Harold Winter
H.W. Atcherley
Son of Lewis William Richard Winter Atcherley (1884-1970), and Maude Lester Nash (1885-1949), of Kingswood, Surrey.
Married 1st (20.07.1946, Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London; marriage dissolved 1990) Anita Helen Leslie ((03?).1921 - ), youngest daughter of Ronald Leslie, and Marjorie Sybil Hall, of London SW1 & Whitchurch, Pangbourne, and widow of S.Lt. William Donald Heath Eves, RN (1920-1942); one son, two daughters. Anita Atcherley remarried (1990) Maj. Richard Francis Layard Dowbiggin.
Married 2nd (1990) Mrs Elke Jessett Langbehn (died 11.10.2004), daughter of late Dr Carl Langbehn.
Married 3rd (2005) Mrs Sarah Mordant.

30.08.1918
-
2nd Lt. 21.09.1940
WS/Lt. 12.07.1941 Reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 12.07.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Knight Bachelor Kt 1977 ?
Empress Leopoldina Medal (Brazil), 1958
Education: Gresham's School; Heidelberg University; Geneva University.
Joined Royal Dutch Shell Group, 1937.
1939     joined Queen's Westminster Rifles
21.09.1940     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
1940? - 1942 served 18th Infantry Division (Singapore) (captured)
1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity
Rejoined Royal Dutch Shell Group, 1946: served Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Argentina, Brazil, 1946-1959. Personnel Co­ordinator, Royal Dutch Shell Group, 1964-1970, retired. Recruitment Advisor to Ministry of Defence, 1970-1971. Chairman, Tyzack & Partners, 1979-1985; Director, British Home Stores Ltd, 1973-1987. Chairman: Armed Forces Pay Review Body, 1971-1982; Police Negotiating Board, 1983-1986 (Depury Chairman, 1982); Member: Top Salaries Review Body, 1971-1987; National Staff Committee for Nurses and Midwives, 1973-1977; Committee of Inquiry into Pay and Related Conditions of Service of Nurses, 1974; Committee of Inquiry into Remuneration of Members of Local Authorities, 1977. Vice-Chairman, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, 1987-1990; Member Management Committee, Suffolk Rural Housing Association, 1984-. Chairman: Suffolk and North Essex Branch, European Movement, since 1995; Aldeburgh Foundation, 1989-1994 (Deputy Chairman, 1988-1989); Toynbee Hall, 1985-1990 (Member, Management Committee, 1979-1990).
Atkinson,
Bernard Tryfan
B.T. Atkinson
Son of John Asplin, and Dorothy Stephenson.
Changed surname by deed poll of 06.04.1946 from Asplin to Atkinson [Army service under surname Atkinson].
Married (04.1949, St Lawrence Anglican Church, Brundall, Acle district, Norfolk) Vera Margaret Edwards; ... children (one daughter?).
12.12.1921
Carnarvon district, Merionethshire
-
28.11.2009
Ilkeston, Erewash district, Derbyshire
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [201996]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
A/Capt. ?
      served in the ranks, The King's Rifles
      Officer Cadet Training Unit
23.08.1941     commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry [emergency commission]
      served in India & Burma
Atkinson,
James Edward Macartney
"Jimmie"
R.H. Atkinson
Son of ... Atkinson, and ... Macartney.
Married (30.05.1945, Royal Hospital Chapel, Chelsea, London) Heather Anne Young.
(09?).1912
Toxteth Park district, Lancashire
-
1997
Edinburgh, Scotland
2nd Lt. 12.06.1939 [92677]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Loretto (Summer Term 1926-July 1930; VI, Prizeman, Shooting, Sgt. OTC).
Paper manufacturer. Industrial Safety Officer, J.A. Weir Ltd., Alloa.
      late Cadet Serjeant, Loretto School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
12.06.1939     commissioned, 7th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
1940 - 1945? captured; POW (No. 977) in German captivity (Oflag VII-C, Laufen, Bayern (1940), later Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
[Devised Scottish dance  "The Reel of the 51st Division", originally called "The 51st Country Dance (Laufen Reel)" during the winter of 1940 with Lt.Col. T.H. Hunter, RASC & Lt. A.P.H. Oliver, Seaforth Highlanders. Original tune was composed by Lt. J.H. Ross, Seaforth Highlanders.]
? - 29.09.1962 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit] (Hon. Lt.)
Atkinson,
Leonard
L. Atkinson
Son of Maj. John Edward Atkinson (1879-), formerly of 3rd The King's Own Hussars, RAC, and of Elizabeth Joyce Alexander, of Kemerton, Worcestershire.
His brothers Lt. Robert Norman Atkinson, Parachute Regiment, and Capt. John Surtees Atkinson, Indian Army, also fell.
(06?).1923
Hexham district, Northumberland
-
08.11.1944
[age 21]
[Meldola War Cemetery, Italy, I.E.10]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.06.1943 [281810]
WS/Lt. ?
Military Cross MC 08.03.1945 Italy
26.06.1943     commissioned, The South Wales Borderers [emergency commission]
Atkinson,
Richard Henry
R.H. Atkinson
?
-
2nd Lt.
17.07.1943 [288169]
WS/Lt.
17.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
17.07.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
02.07.1944


transferred, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
Atkinson,
Robert Hemingway
R.H. Atkinson
Son of Robert and Sara Ann Atkinson.
29.12.1893
Scarborough district, Yorkshire
-
(06?).1974
Scarborough district, North Yorkshire
2nd Lt.
05.07.1940 [139183]
WS/Lt.
16.08.1941
WS/Maj.
?
Maj.
01.10.1948, seniority 08.07.1946 (reld 01.04.1957)
T/Col.
(1947)
Hon. Col.
01.04.1957
05.07.1940


commissioned, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
05.03.1941


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch)
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
01.10.1948
-
01.04.1951
short service commission, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
01.04.1951
-
01.04.1957
transferred, General List
Atkinson,
Robert Hughes
R.H. Atkinson
?
-
2nd Lt.
29.03.1941 [179940]
WS/Lt.
29.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
29.03.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Atkinson,
Robert Norman
R.N. Atkinson
Son of Maj. John Edward Atkinson (1879-), formerly of 3rd The King's Own Hussars, RAC, and of Elizabeth Joyce Alexander, of Kemerton, Worcestershire.
His brothers Lt. Leonard Atkinson, South Wales Borderers, and Capt. John Surtees Atkinson, Indian Army, also fell.
(09?).1921
Hexham district, Northumberland
-
07.07.1944
[age 23]
[Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, IIIA.L.1]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.03.1942 [228433]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Education: BA.
07.03.1942     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry [emergency commission]
23.10.1943     transferred, The Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
? - 07.07.1944 7th Battalion The Parachute Regiment
Atkinson,
Rodham Home
R.H. Atkinson
Son of ... Atkinson, and ... Cook.
09.04.1913
Bucklow district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
(12?).1971
Southwark district, London
SQMS ?
2nd Lt. 18.11.1940 [154778]
WS/Lt. 18.02.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 18.02.1942-(04.1946)
      served in the ranks, Royal Army Service Corps
18.11.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
22.03.1941     transferred, Army Catering Corps
Attewell,
John Herbert
J.H. Attewell
Son of ... Attewell, and ... Templeman.
13.04.1917
Basford district, Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire
-
10.1997
Rushcliffe district, Nottinghamshire
2nd Lt. 29.12.1937 [73828]
WS/Lt. 01.04.1940
T/Capt. 22.03.1945
Capt. ?
Territorial Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (Netherlands) BK 24.04.1946 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree
29.12.1937     commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
29.12.1937 -
(01.1939) 240th (Nottinghamshire Royal Horse Artillery) Battery, 60th (North Midland) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery (TA) (Nottingham)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
01.05.1957 - ? Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Aubrey,
Herbert Arthur Reginald
H.A.R. Aubrey
Son of J.B. and F.G. Aubrey.
Married ((03?).1920, Steyning district, Sussex) Marion Houghton, daughter of late J. Brooke Houghton; one daughter.
30.07.1883
-
22.11.1954
[Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk ?]
2nd Lt. 20.10.1902 [864]
Maj. ?
Lt.Col. 11.02.1930 (half-pay ...)
Col. 11.02.1934 (retd 05.04.1938) (recalled 1940?) (reverted to retd 12.08.1943)
T/Brig. 24.11.1937-...
Hon. Brig. 05.04.1938
A/Brig. 07.10.1940-...
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 1919 ?
Military Cross MC 1915 ?
Education: privately; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
20.10.1902     commissioned into The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
01.05.1919   29.12.1919 Staff Officer, 1st Class (Air), Air Ministry [as Squadron Leader]
30.12.1919 - ? Staff Officer, 2nd Class (Q), Air Ministry [as Squadron Leader]
1930 - 1934 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
05.04.1934 -
05.04.1938 Commander, 146th (1st West Riding) Infantry Brigade, Territorial Army
05.04.1938   12.08.1943 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
07.10.1940 - 13.05.1941 Commander, 212th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) (UK)
1941 - 1945 Commander North West London Sub­District
Auchinleck,
Sir Claude John Eyre
see:
Indian Army  
Auger,
Frank Lewis
F.L. Auger
Son of ... Auger, and ... Houghton.
Married ((12?).1946, Wokingham district, Berkshire / Wiltshire) ... Williams.
(06?).1912
West Ham district, Essex / Greater London

-
2007
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.02.1941 [170679]
WS/Lt. 15.08.1942
A/Capt. ?
15.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
August,
Robert George
R.G. August

Son (with one brother and one sister) of Charles Sydney August (1879-1945), and Selina Keene (1883-1968).
Married ((12?).1932, Amesbury district, Wiltshire) Lilian Smith (08.02.1914 - 01.03.1987); three daughters.
08.05.1905
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
17.07.1991
Doncaster district, South Yorkshire
CQMS ?
Lt. (Technical Maintenance Officer) 25.09.1941 [211749]
WS/Capt. (TMO) 25.09.1944
Capt. QM 19.08.1946, seniority 25.09.1944
Maj. QM 24.05.1952 (reld 19.08.1958)
Hon. Maj. QM 19.08.1958
25.09.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
19.08.1946     short service commission
Austen,
Amyas Francis Allan
F.L. Auger
Married Betty Martin.
11.12.1917
-
05.03.2007
Grassington North Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 30.06.1939, seniority 27.01.1938 [96385]
... ....
T/Maj. 11.08.1944-06.06.1949,
10.01.1951-26.01.1951
Maj. 27.01.1951 (retd 11.12.1974)
Military Cross MC 13.12.1945 ?
Education: BA.
30.06.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
?     transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps
Austin,
Henry Christopher Wentworth
"Kit"
H.C.W. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Austin) H.C.W. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Austin)
H.C.W. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Austin) H.C.W. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Austin)
H.C.W. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Austin)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Robert Gordon Lefroy Austin (1871-1958), and Marie Kathleen O'Connor (1882-1975).
Married 1st (1947; divorced 1951) Eve Stewart (née Drunsfield) (1910 - 1987); one daughter. Eve Austin remarried James Hollingshead, who had emigrated from Britain in 1950.
Married 2nd (1953; divorced 1966) Joan Gertrude Stucke (1926 - 2014); two daughters, one son.
02.04.1913
Pretoria, South Africa
-
01.06.1982
Cape Town, South Africa
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 03.08.1940 [140974]
WS/Lt. 03.02.1942 (reld 03.03.1946)
Hon. Lt. 03.03.1946
Educated at his father's school, PTS and Michael House.
Worked in the mines.
      141st Officer Cadet Training Unit, Royal Engineers
03.08.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in London, East Africa, India and Sri Lanka
Farmed at Dwarsriviershoek in Stellenbosch from 1955. Moved after second divorce to Cape Town.
Austin,
James
J. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Austin) J. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Austin)
J. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Austin) J. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Austin)
J. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Austin)
Married Betty Austin; two sons, one daughter.
1911
-
1969
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.09.1941 [204862]
WS/Lt. 25.09.1942
T/Capt. 25.09.1942-31.01.1944
WS/Capt. 01.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Maj. 01.11.1943-31.01.1944
T/Maj. 01.02.1944-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
13.09.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Awdry,
John
J. Awdry
Son of Walter Robert Awdry (who was the son of the Rev. Charles Roston Eridge Awdry, author of the Thomas the Tank Engine book series), and Mabel L. Thring.
24.12.1918
-
[1990 still alive]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.08.1938 [77675]
WS/Lt. 01.09.1940
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 01.06.1940-31.08.1940
T/Capt. 01.09.1940-31.03.1941,
01.11.1941-11.03.1943,
11.09.1943-01.10.1945
WS/Capt. 02.10.1945
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 02.07.1945-01.10.1945
T/Maj. 02.10.1945-24.08.1951
Maj. 25.08.1951
local Lt.Col. 04.10.1953-20.05.1955,
01.08.1956-(02.1957)
Lt.Col. 11.05.1959 (retd 01.12.1962)
Mention in Despatches MID 07.01.1949 Palestine 47
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (psc).
25.08.1938     commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's)
(01.1939)     2nd Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (Catterick Camp)
... - ... ...
(1947)     6th Battalion The Parachute Regiment (Palestine)
22.11.1958     transferred, The Parachute Regiment
1950s     Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment
Ayton,
Philip Atterbury
P.A. Ayton
Son of Sydney Harry Ayton, and Elsie Alice Foster, of Eastbourne, Sussex.
 
(09?).1921
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
26.12.1943
(DOW) [age 22]
[Dartmouth (Longcross) Cemetery, Devon,  G.136]
2nd Lt. 26.04.1941 [184637]
WS/Lt. ?
T/Capt. ?
Mention in Despatches MID 03.08.1944 gallant & distinguished services in the field [posthumously]
Croix de Guerre (France)? CdeG? ? ? [posthumously]
26.04.1941     commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
      No. 2 Special Boat Squadron (died of wounds received during the raid on Petit Port, Sark, Channel Islands (Operation Hardtack 28))
Azzopardi,
Michael F
M.F. Azzopardi
?
-
1944 ?
Warwick district, Warwickshire ?
[age 54 ?]
2nd Lt. 02.01.1942
02.01.1942     commissioned, The King's Own Malta Regiment - Malta Territorial Force
 
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