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1939-1945

 

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Babbage, C.A.E.
to
Bartlett, W.J.O.

Barton, A.H.G.
to
Best, J.K.

Bethell, R.B.W.
to
Bo
ttomley, H.

Boughton, A.R.
to
Bro
ugham, J.C.

Brousson, A.G.H.
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By
rne, J.J.


 
C.A.E. Babbage  to  W.J.O. Bartlett
Babbage,
Christopher Albert Edward
C.A.E. Babbage
Son of Christopher Thomas Babbage, and Matilda Slingo.
Married 1st ((03?).1939, Wokingham district, Berkshire; divorced) Kathleen Emmens ((06?).1911 - ); one daughter.
Unmarried relationship Olive M. ... (who changed her name by deed poll to Olive M. Babbage); two sons.
Married 2nd ((03?).1951, Fulham district, London; divorced 1968) Jirina Georgette Valachova (? - 07.2000), of Czech origin, divorced wife of then Maj. (later Brig.) Ronald Lewis Allen, RAOC; one daughter. Georgette Babbage remarried ... Brewer.
Married 3rd ((03?).1971, Surrey North Western district, Surrey) Olive M. Babbage, with whom he had an unmarried relationship earlier on.
Married 4th ((03?).1978, Hastings and Rother district, Sussex) Dora L.L. Torrance.
Residences over the years: Bagshot, Surrey | Cooden, Kent | Hastings, Sussex.
20.11.1913
Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
(03?).1981
Hastings, Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 12.12.1942 [255555]
WS/Lt. ?, seniority 12.12.1942 (reld from active service < 04.1946 with rank of Hon. Lt.)
Lt. 14.11.1946, seniority 12.12.1942
T/Capt. (1948)
Capt. 24.10.1949
Maj. 24.10.1956 (reld 08.06.1959)
Hon. Maj. 08.06.1959
Mention in Despatches MID 07.01.1949 Palestine 27.03-30.06.48
12.12.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1943)     204th (Cumberland Yeomanry) Battery, 109th Field Regiment RA (TA) (Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot, Devon)
14.11.1946     short service commission
22.05.1954     transferred, Corps of Royal Military Police
Publican, Bagshot, Surrey.
Babington,
Geoffrey
G. Babington (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Cundick)
08.11.1902
-
08.12.1956
2nd Lt. 30.08.1923 [28101]
... ...
Capt. 27.02.1930
A/Maj. 07.01.1940-06.04.1940
T/Maj. 07.04.1940-29.08.1940
Maj. 30.08.1940 (retd 14.06.1947)
A/Lt.Col. 24.02.1942-23.05.1942
T/Lt.Col. 24.05.1942-18.04.1943,
10.08.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 14.06.1947
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
30.08.1923     commissioned, 16th/5th Lancers - Royal Armoured Corps
1942 - 1943 Commanding Officer, 16th/5th Lancers - Royal Armoured Corps (North Africa)
1944 - 1947 Headquarters, NW Europe & British Army of the Rhine
Backhouse,
Edward Henry Walford
E.H.W. Backhouse
Elder son (with three sisters) of Rev. Edward Bell Backhouse, and Mary Anne Emmeline Walford (1855-...), of Northwood, Middlesex.
Married (1920) Eileen Noël Newby Jenks, Colchester; one son, one daughter.

07.02.1895
Bosmere district, Suffolk
-
20.11.1973
[Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk ?]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.02.1914 [8321]
Lt.
11.12.1914
Capt.
01.01.1917
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1932
Maj.
06.03.1935
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1937
Lt.Col.
14.02.1938
Col.
28.8.1939 (retd 10.02.1948)
T/Brig.
28.08.1939
Hon. Brig.
10.02.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
31.12.1960
New Year 61: Chairman T&A Forces Association
Mention in Despatches MID
01.08.1946
Malaya 42
WWI medals: 1914 Star and Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: St Lawrence College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (21.01.1927-1928; psc)
25.02.1914


commissioned into the Suffolk Regiment
15.08.1914
-
20.08.1914
served in France (wounded and POW, Le Cateau, France)
26.09.1929
-
20.01.1932
Staff Captain, Southern Command (UK)
21.01.1932
-
25.09.1933
Brigade Major, 10th Infantry Brigade, Eastern Command (UK)
1934
-
1935
Officer Commanding, Depot Suffolk Regiment
17.01.1936
-
04.02.1938
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), War Office (UK)
05.02.1938
-
13.02.1938
General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), War Office (UK)
1938
-
1939
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment
28.08.1939
-
15.02.1942
Commander, 54th Infantry Brigade (UK, India, Malaya) (captured, POW)
20.04.1940
-
14.05.1940
acting General Officer Commanding, 18th Infantry Division (UK)
10.02.1948
-
07.02.1953
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Colonel, Suffolk Regiment, 10.06.1947-10.06.1957. Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Suffolk, 28.03.1949. Vice-Lieutenant of Suffolk, 1965-1973. Chairman, Suffolk Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, 1953-1959. Member. W. Suffolk Cricket Club, 1958-1970.
Bacon,
Arthur Frederick
A.F. Bacon A.F. Bacon
A.F. Bacon
 
23.12.1900
-
12.1990
New Forest district, Hampshire
RSM ?
Lt. QM 30.05.1940 [134780]
WS/Capt. QM 30.05.1943
Capt. QM 30.05.1946
T/Maj. ?
Maj. QM 20.05.1949 (retd 23.12.1955)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 12.06.1947 HM's birthday 47 [recommendation available upon request]
      served in the ranks, The Wiltshire Regiment
30.05.1940     commissioned, The Suffolk Regiment [emergency commission to 18.10.1945]
19.10.1945 - 23.12.1955 permanent commission, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's)
(1947)     Mess Administrator, No. 1 Local Administrative Unit, Control Commission for Germany (MBE)
(1951)     1st Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment
Badham,
George Richard
G.R. Badham
Son of George and Emily Badham.
12.04.1905
Llanfabon, Glamorgan, Wales
-
(12?).1975
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
A/RQMS ?
Lt. QM 29.04.1942 [233680]
WS/Capt. QM 29.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 28.11.1947 -
29.04.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Badham,
Thomas George
T.G. Badham
Married; .. children (one son?).
(06?).1910
Southwark district, Greater London / London
-
1995
Queensland, Australia
Cadet
? [T/286S58]
2nd Lt.
30.04.1944 [314906]
WS/Lt.
15.10.1944
Lt.
28.12.1946, seniority 15.10.1944
Capt.
05.1951? (reld 28.12.1956)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
28.12.1956
03.1928
-
22.07.1929
served in the ranks (WC2), Royal Air Force [personal No. 508490]
04.09.1941


joined No. 1 Training Battalion, Royal Army Service Corps (as National Service)
30.04.1944


commissioned, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [emergency commission]
28.12.1946
-
28.12.1956
short service commission
Badley,
Dudley
D. Badley
Married ((09?).1936, Biggleswade district, Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire) Dorothy L. Yates.
01.02.1904
East Stonehouse district, Devon
-
Sgt. (local WO II)
?
Lt.
01.07.1940 [147925]
T/Capt.
09.07.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
09.02.1945 (reld 27.09.1945; on ceasing to be employed)
T/Maj.
09.02.1945-27.09.1945
Hon. Maj.
27.09.1945
Mention in Despatches MID
10.01.1946
Burma
01.07.1940


commissioned, The Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Bagg,
Sidney Cecil
see: RNVR section  
Bagnall,
John Gordon
J.G. Bagnall
Son of Harold Gordon Bagnall, and Dorethea Livett.
29.08.1920
-
04.1997
North Dorset, Dorset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.02.1940 (regimental seniority 16.12.1939) [118398]
Lt.
04.08.1941 (regimental seniority 16.06.1941)
A/Capt.
21.05.1942-20.08.1942
T/Capt.
21.08.1942-29.12.1942,
22.02.1943-30.06.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946
Maj.
04.02.1953 (regimental seniority 16.12.1952)
Lt.Col.
22.06.1962 (supernumerary 22.06.1965)
Col.
?
Brig.
30.06.1967 (retd 28.08.1975)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
12.06.1965
HM's birthday 65
Military Cross MC
26.10.1944
Italy
Education: psc
04.02.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(1944)
 
 
12th Honourable Artillery Company, Royal Horse Artillery (Italy)
09.02.1951
-
03.06.1953
instructor, RMAS
01.09.1954
-
03.09.1956
AMA to High Commissioner for UK, India
01.09.1952
-
30.03.1962
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Northern Command
11.02.1965
-
10.11.1966
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), HQ British Army of the Rhine
1968?
-
1970?
Commander, Woolwich Garrison & Depot, Royal Artillery
Bagnold,
Ralph Alger
R.A. Bagnold R.A. Bagnold
R.A. Bagnold R.A. Bagnold
Son of late Col. Arthur Henry Bagnold, CB, CMG (1854-1944), and Mrs Alger (née Wills). Brother of novelist Enid Bagnold.
Married (08.05.1946, Rottingdean) Dorothy Alice (15.04.1906-06.1989), daughter of late A.E. Plank; one son, one daughter.

03.04.1896
Stoke, Devonport
-
28.05.1990
Hither Green, London
2nd Lt.
10.02.1915 [10231]
A/Capt.
16.11.1917-30.03.1918
Capt.
31.03.1918
Maj.
26.06.1927
19.08.1927, seniority 08.06.1927 (half-pay 01.04.1935) (retd 01.08.1939) (reactivated 1939)
A/Lt.Col.
22.11.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Lt.Col.
01.02.1942 (reverted to retd 07.06.1944)
T/Col.
15.09.1942-(04.1944)
A/Brig.
01.07.1943-(04.1944)
T/Brig.
1944?
A/Maj.Gen.
20.10.1943-19.11.1943
Hon. Brig.
07.06.1944
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.07.1941
Middle East 12.40-02.41
Mention in Despatches MID
02.01.1917
France
Mention in Despatches MID
01.09.1931
NW Frontier 04-09.30
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41
WWI medals: Chevalier, Ordre de Leopold (avec palme) (Belgium), 05.04.1919, etc.
Education: Malvern College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (1919-1921; MA)
10.02.1915


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1915
-
1918
served European War, Western Front (despatches)
1920


transferred Royal Corps of Signals (service in Ireland, Egypt, India, China)
23.10.1923
-
11.10.1924
Instructor (Class CC from 22.08.1924), School of Signals
1930


served North­West Frontier of India (despatches)
(03.1931)


served at Catterick
05.10.1931
-
11.07.1932
Instructor (Class Z), School of Signals
(06.1933)


served in China
01.04.1935
-
06.11.1946
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
07.1940
-
01.07.1941
raised and commanded Long Range Desert Group in Middle East (despatches) [from 22.11.1940 "specially employed"]
1943
-
1944
Deputy Signal Officer-in-Chief, Middle East
Organised and led numerous explorations in Libyan Desert and elsewhere (Founder's Medal of Royal Geographical Society, 1935), 1925-1932. G.K. Warren Prize, US Academy of Sciences, 1969; Penrose Medal, Geological Society of
America, 1970; Wollaston Medal, Geological Society of London, 1971; Sorby Medal, International Association of Sedimentologists, 1978. AMIEE. FRS, 1944. Director of Research for Shell Refining and Marketing Company, 1947-1949, then research at Imperial College London on transport of solids by water flow. Consultant on movement of sediments by wind and water, since 1956; Fellow of Imperial College, University of London, since 1971.
Published: Libyan Sands, 1935, new ed. 1987; Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes, 1941; papers, etc, on deserts, hydraulics, beach formation, and random distributions.
Bailey,
Edwin
E. Bailey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Angela Bailey) E. Bailey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Angela Bailey)
08.09.1914
Barnsley, South Yorkshire

-
09.02.2006
Llangollen, Denbighshire
2nd Lt.
21.11.1940 [202809]
T/Capt.
12.02.1945-(04.1946) (reld late 1946?)
Mention in Despatches MID
possibly
?
Education: Sheffield University (c. 1936-38; MA (economics))
Served with the Metropolitan Police (c. 1935-36) and United Africa Company (Nigeria) (1938-39).
21.11.1940


commissioned, General List, African Colonial Forces Section [emergency commission]
1942
-
?
10th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment (Arakan)
1945?


posted to the Lincolnshire Regiment (Germany)
Served as Information Officer with Central Office of Information, c. 1953-1972, postings included: Canada, Pakistan, Tanzania, Singapore; retired 1972.
Bailey,
Harry
H. Bailey (Photo courtesy of Judith Bailey)
Second son of Fred Bailey, and Martha Hill, of Barnsley, Yorkshire.
Married ((09?).1948, Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire) Flora May Price.
22.03.1916
Barnsley, Yorkshire
-
10.12.1950
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 31.05.1941 [189158]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. 19.12.1943-18.03.1944
T/Capt. 19.03.1944-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Education: Barnsley Grammar School; Balliol College, Oxford (1935-1938; B.H.S.; 2nd Modern History 1938; BA 1947).
Served as a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War.
(03.1941)     No. 3 Commando (Lofoten Islands raid)
? - 31.05.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
31.05.1941     commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]
08.05.1942     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
08.11.1941 - (1945?) 141st Battalion Royal Armoured Corps (UK & NW Europe)
08.11.1941 - 04.10.1942 position unknown
05.10.1942 - (08.1944) Intelligence Officer
? - (04.1945) Second-in-Command, "B" Squadron
Warden and Bursar, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.
Published
: The playboys [B Squadron, 141 RAC] (1945?)
Bailey,
Henry Leonard
H.L. Bailey
Son of ... Bailey, and ... Woods.
Married ((09?).1942, Maidstone district, Kent) Muriel M. Birbeck; ... children (four sons, two daughters?).
12.01.1915
Farnham district, Surrey
-
(09?).1981
Surrey North Western district, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 24.05.1941 [187729]
WS/Lt. 24.05.1941 (reld > 12.1947)
T/Capt. 17.07.1946
? - 24.05.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
24.05.1941     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
      may have been seconded to the Gurkha Rifles (reaching rank of T/Maj., A/Lt.Col.?)
Bailey,
Joseph Anthony
J.A. Bailey
?
-
Cadet ? [14568407]
2nd Lt. 23.12.1943 [304107]
WS/Lt. 01.07.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
23.12.1943     commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Bailey,
Joseph Edward
J.E. Bailey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Elaine S. Bailey)  
Son of ... Bailey, and ... Waters.
From Bradford.
29.10.1918
Bromley district, Greater London / Kent
-
01.1994
Mid Warwickshire district, Warwickshire
2nd Lt.
01.02.1941 [170580]
WS/Lt.
01.08.1942
T/Capt.
25.08.1942-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
23.09.1943
North Africa (Algeria, Tunesia)
Military Cross MC
28.06.1945
Italy
?
-
01.02.1941
Sandhurst Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.02.1941


commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1945)


12th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Italy)
Bailey,
Leonard Warner
"Bill"
L.W. Bailey (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Johnson)
Son of ... Bailey, and ... Smith.
Married ((03?).1937, Hendon district, London) Essex Mary Campbell; one son, one daughter.
(03?).1912
Leicester district, Leicestershire
-
26.01.1963
Gaulby, Leicestershire
2nd Lt. 15.12.1939 [103105]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 01.01.1941-25.08.1943
WS/Capt. 26.08.1943 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 26.08.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
15.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
15.12.1939 - 20.06.1942 4th (Durham) Survey Regiment RA (finally Officer Commanding, "B" Troop) (UK, France [Dunkirk evacuation], UK, North Africa, Greece, Crete, North Africa; captured at Tobruk)
1942 - 1945 POW (No. 1000) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Baillon,
Joseph Aloysius
J.A. Baillon
7th son of late Louis Augustin and Mary Julia Baillon, at one time of the Falkland Islands.
Married (1925) Gertrude Emily, daughter of A.B. Fellowes Prynne, Plymouth; two sons, one daughter.

06.10.1895
Wandsworth, London
-
11.04.1951
T/2nd Lt.
01.02.1915-20.09.1917
2nd Lt.
21.09.1917, seniority 01.11.1915 [10592]
Lt.
21.09.1917, seniority 25.08.1916
T/Capt.
06.10.1917-29.11.1919
Capt.
07.10.1923
Bt. Maj.
01.07.1936
Maj.
01.08.1938
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1939
A/Lt.Col.
26.08.1940-25.11.1940
T/Lt.Col.
26.11.1940-22.01.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
23.01.1942
A/Col.
23.07.1941-22.01.1942
T/Col.
23.01.1942-30.12.1942
Col.
31.12.1942, seniority 01.07.1942
A/Brig.
20.10.1941-19.04.1942
T/Brig.
20.04.1942-02.09.1943
A/Maj.Gen.
03.09.1942-02.09.1943
T/Maj.Gen.
03.09.1943-28.07.1947
Maj.Gen.
29.07.1947, seniority 24.08.1944 (retd 30.03.1949)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
10.06.1948
HM's birthday 48
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
05.08.1943
Persia / Iraq
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
30.12.1941
Middle East (East Africa and Madagascar) 02.41-07.41
Military Cross MC
02.04.1919
*
Mention in Despatches MID
24.05.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
23.12.1943
Persia / Iraq
WWI medals: 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Commander of the Crown with Palm & Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium; 15.02.1952)
* As Adjutant during the advance through Abancourt on the afternoon of 9th October, 1918, he frequently, under heavy fire, proceeded in advance of the battalion in order to find the route. Both before and after this event he carried out his duties regardless of his personal safety under the most adverse conditions, and often under heavy artillery fire.
Education: King Edward's School, Birmingham; St Bede's College, Lancashire; Staff College, Camberley (psc)



served in the ranks Mobilized Special Reserve for 180 days
14.11.1915
-
18.03.1916
served in Egypt
19.03.1916
-
30.06.1916
Egyptian Expeditionary Force
01.07.1916
-
11.11.1918
served in France
21.09.1917


commissioned into the South Staffordshire Regiment
06.10.1917
-
30.04.1919
Captain, 7th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment (Adjutant 16.10.1917-30.04.1919)
01.05.1919
-
24.10.1919
Staff Captain, ...  (France)
04.02.1929
-
20.01.1931
Adjutant, ... Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment
15.10.1934
-
08.12.1936
Staff Captain, War Office (UK)
09.12.1936
-
30.11.1938
General Staff Officer (GSO) for Weapon Training, Aldershot Command (UK)
03.06.1939
-
07.08.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 6th Australian Division (Australia) [enlisted Australian Army 01.04.1940, discharged 25.05.1940]
14.08.1940
-
23.08.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), British Troops in Egypt
26.08.1940
-
21.07.1941
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), British Troops in Sudan
23.07.1941
-
19.10.1941
Deputy Director of Military Training, Middle East
20.10.1941
-
02.09.1942
Brigadier General Staff, Middle East
03.09.1942
-
24.11.1943
Chief of General Staff, Persia and Iraq
11.12.1943
-
04.02.1945
Chief of General Staff, Middle East Forces
1945?
-
1946
Director of Organisation, War Office
1946
-
1948
General Officer Commanding, Aldershot District
Director of Messrs Beamish and Crawford Ltd, Brewers, Cork, 1949-1951.
Bainbridge,
Alexander George
A.G. Bainbridge
08.02.1907
Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire
-
05.1992
Weymouth district, Dorset
2nd Lt.
06.03.1940 [123013]
A/Capt.
16.01.1941-(05.1941)
T/Capt.
(1941)
WS/Capt.
09.10.1942
T/Maj.
09.10.1942-(04.1946)
George Medal GM
30.09.1941
for bomb disposal at Monk Street, Woolwich 09.40 and at Southern Outfall Sewer and High Street, Plumstead 10.1940
06.03.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(05.1941)
 
 
No. 25 Bomb Disposal Company, RE
05.07.1943
-
(1944)
Officer Commanding, No. 25 Bomb Disposal Company, RE
Baker,
Charles
D.P. Baker
1909
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.02.1942 [226063]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 23.04.1944-(04.1946)
A/Maj. ? ?
07.02.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
      served in India, Burma & Ceylon
Baker,
Cyril Howard
C.H. Baker
Son of ... Baker, and ... Wheeler.

03.11.1911
Ayot, Hatfield district, Hertfordshire
-
2nd Lt. 05.02.1942 [227041]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 04.11.1946)
Hon. Lt. 04.11.1946
05.02.1942     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
His son, Hans Baker, writes: "My father became an "irregular" with the PID on Java in 1938. In late Jan/early Feb 1942 he went on the payroll of Wavell's HQ in Bandoeng as a second lieutenant. He was quickly made acting Major to give him authority over the troops and "boffins" he had to escort from Soerabaia to Tjilatjap to evacuation ships. He reverted to civilian status on February 27/28 and was subsequently a stay-behind and was interned for 3.5 years. On his return to England he was given a disability pension and his two sons had their prep school fees paid. At some point he was awarded some type of OBE, which he never collected. He spoke of being in the "I Corps", which I presume to mean the Intelligence Corps. He was also instrumental in bringing together the late James Rusbridger and Captain Eric Nave resulting in Rusbridger's Betrayal at Pearl Harbour."
Baker,
David Pearse
D.P. Baker
Married Daphne ...
1925
-
29.03.2008
Cadet
? [14679860]
2nd Lt. ACF
14.02.1943-12.11.1943 [283921]
2nd Lt.
20.12.1944 [283921]
WS/Lt.
20.06.1945
14.02.1943
-
12.11.1943
Kent Comm., Army Cadet Force - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
20.12.1944
 
 
commissioned, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment [emergency commission]
Baker,
Euston Edward Francis
E.E.F. Baker
05.04.1895
Fulham, London
-
17.01.1981
2nd Lt.
15.08.1914 [23973]
Lt.Col.
20.02.1923
Bt. Col.
20.02.1927 (supernumerary 01.01.1936 & 01.10.1937)
Col.
01.10.1937, seniority 20.02.1927 (retd 09.03.1945; ill-health)
T/Brig.
27.08.1939
Hon. Brig.
09.03.1945
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB
01.01.1957
New Year 57
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
23.06.1936
HM's birthday 36
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.02.1919
*
Military Cross MC
26.09.1917
?
Military Cross MC
26.07.1918
**
Territorial Decoration TD
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
24.05.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
09.07.1919
?
WWI medals: 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
* For conspicuous gallantry and able leadership. In particular, in the successful attacks on the Fresnes-Rouvroy line on October 7th and Drocourt-Queant line on .October 11th, 1918, resulting in the capture of many prisoners and much material, his resourcefulness and gallantry under fire were most marked. He personally exploited successes, and by his grasp of the situation in the afternoon was instrumental in seizing a most important tactical point which was holding up the corps on the right.
** For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty after assuming command of his battalion. Throughout the operations he did yeoman service in maintaining the efficiency and fighting spirit of the battalion and in covering the withdrawal of other troops. He showed great coolness and efficiency in handling his men.
15.08.1914


commissioned, 5th Middlesex Regiment - Territorial Force
20.02.1923
-
19.02.1930
Commanding Officer, 8th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
20.02.1930
-
31.03.1931
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers - 8th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
01.04.1931
-
01.01.1936
Commanding Officer, 7th City of London Regiment
01.01.1936
-
10.06.1936
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (General List, Infantry)
11.06.1936
-
01.10.1937
Commanding Officer, 8th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
27.08.1939
-
06.10.1939
Commander, ... Brigade (temporary)
07.10.1939
-
28.04.1940
Commander, 35th Infantry Brigade (UK)
21.10.1940
-
18.11.1941
Commander, 213th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) (UK), redesignated:
18.11.1941
-
23.07.1942
Commander, 213th Infantry Brigade (UK)
ADC (Additional)  to the King, 12.06.1941-11.06.1951. Honorary Colonel, 5th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment, 17.01.1942-05.04.1963. Honorary Colonel, 11th Parachute Battalion (Middlesex), TA, 08.10.1947. 
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Middlesex, 27.07.1938. Justice of the Peace (JP).
Baker,
George Anthony
G.A. Baker
25.12.1918
-
06.08.2014
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.03.1943 [267860]
WS/Lt. 13.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 11.07.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 24.01.1946 NW Europe [recommendation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe
06.1939     called up for army service
      2nd Battalion Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment
13.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
1944/45     Transport Officer, HQ Commander Royal Army Service Corps 1st Corps District Troops (MBE)
Baker,
Leslie Arthur
L.A. Baker (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Baker) L.A. Baker (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Baker)
Son (with six sisters and three brothers) of William Baker (1867-1935), and Louisa Elizabeth Eyles (1867-1934).
Married 1st (22.12.1926, The United Methodist Church, (Gooderhamgate), York, Yorkshire) Doris Mary Hick ((09?).1900 - 31.12.1930), daughter (with one sister) of Harry Eaton Hick (1871-1937), and Ada E. Holmes (1873-1900); three sons.
Married 2nd (05.03.1932, Colcheter, Essex) Ida Maud Cansdale (06.01.1896 - 03.1984), daughter (with one brother and one sister) of William Cansdale (1868-), and Ellen Galley (1868-1908); one son.
12.10.1901
Woodford, nr Berkeley, Thornbury district, Gloucestershire
-
22.04.1975
Windycote, Ruardean Woodside, Gloucestershire

Pte.

08.08.1919 [533210]

Shoeing Smith Pte.

12.11.1920

Farrier Pte.

28.02.1922

Farrier Cpl.

16.09.1926

Farrier Sgt.

12.07.1931

Farrier S/Sgt.

12.07.1934

Lt.

05.01.1941 [161323]

T/Capt.

18.12.1941

WS/Capt.

29.06.1943 (reld 09.10.1945)

T/Maj.

29.06.1943-(04.1945),
26.06.1945-
09.10.1945

Hon. Maj. 09.10.1945
India General Service Medal 1908-1935 IndGSM 08|35 - & clasp NW Frontier 30-31
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 1938 with gratuity
Miner.
08.08.1919 - 17.08.1919 attestation, Horfield Barracks (Bristol, Gloucestershire)
18.08.1919 - 30.07.1927 7th Queen's Own Hussars (York, Yorkshire, from 12.11.1920 NW Frontier, India, from 13.10.1923 York, Yorkshire)
31.07.1927 - 07.04.1931 15th/19th Hussars (from 09.10.1928 NW Frontier, India)
08.04.1931 - 10.04.1939 3rd Carabiniers (Colchester, Essex, from 14.09.1932 Abbassia, Egypt, Africa)
11.04.1939     transferred Royal Armoured Corps
13.06.1939 - 20.08.1939 10th Hussars (Tidworth, Hampshire)
21.08.1939     transferred Cavalry of the Line
01.10.1939 - 30.03.1940 1st Royal Dragoons (Edinburgh, Scotland)
31.03.1940 - 05.12.1940 6th Cavalry Training Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps (Thorncliffe, Cheshire)
06.12.1940 - 24.12.1940 3rd Cavalry Training Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps (Edinburgh, Scotland)
05.01.1941     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
01.1941 - 14.08.1941 Officers' School, Bradford
28.09.1941 - 28.06.1943 Middle East Forces (Egypt, North Africa)
29.06.1943 - 16.06.1945 Middle East Forces (Tripolitania, Libya, North Africa)
Publican and proprietor of various establishments in Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire, including the Boat Inn, Penallt on the River Wye between about 1954 and 1958.
Baker,
Patrick George
P.G. Baker
?
-
2nd Lt.
31.05.1941 [189481]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
WS/Capt.
?



served in the ranks, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
31.05.1941
-
09.09.1952
commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission]
09.09.1952


transferred, Australian Military Forces
Baker,
Reginald Harold Edmund *
R.H.E. Baker
Marriage & death registration as: Baker, Edmund Reginald Harold. Changed his Christian names on registering at University.
Married (23.08.1958, St Nicholas Church, Wrea Green, Fylde district, Lancashire) Joan R. Stevenson; five daughters.
22.05.1923
-
26.12.2000
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cadet ? [2386149]
2nd Lt. 15.01.1944 [304624]
WS/Lt. 15.07.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
Education: St David's College, Lampeter University; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
15.01.1944     commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Went into teaching.
His daughter writes: "We think he was at Anzio and worked with the Italian Partisans and may have been a member of the SOE. After the War he also served in Palestine. None of this this has been verified."
Baker-Baker,
Henry Conyers
H.C. Baker-Baker
Son of V.Adm. William Henry Baker, OBE, RN (1862-1932), and Harriett Constance Middleton (1875-?).
Married (11.1963) Elspeth Grizel Gifford (1st married Hugentobler) (died 22.10.2007).
11.11.1912
Romsey district, Hampshire / Wiltshire
-
12.1992
Northumberland West, Northumberland
2nd Lt.
02.02.1933 [58154]
Lt.
02.02.1936
A/Capt.
08.03.1940-07.06.1940
T/Capt.
08.06.1940-01.02.1941
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
07.08.1941-06.11.1941
T/Maj.
07.11.1941-17.04.1944
WS/Maj.
18.04.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1952
A/Lt.Col.
18.01.1944-17.04.1944
T/Lt.Col.
18.04.1944-20.05.1946, 03.10.1949-13.03.1952
local Lt.Col.
21.05.1946-30.05.1948
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1952
Lt.Col.
06.05.1955
local Col.
12.03.1952-13.03.1952
T/Col.
14.03.1952-03.05.1954
Col.
24.11.1957, seniority 05.02.1957 (retd 23.05.1960)
Hon. Brig.
23.05.1960
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.09.1943
Sicily
Distinguished Service Order DSO
07.06.1945
NW Europe 44-45
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
18.02.1943
Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Mddle East 11.41-04.42
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe 44-45
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: psc
02.02.1933


commissioned into The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
20.09.1939
-
12.02.1940
ADC to General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Middle East
13.02.1940
-
11.08.1940
Staff Captain, Egypt
12.08.1940
-
27.10.1940
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
28.10.1940
-
23.03.1941
Staff Captain, Middle East
07.08.1941
-
05.02.1943
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DAA&QMG), ...
17.02.1943
-
01.03.1943
Brigade Major, ..
13.01.1944
-
01.11.1944
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), HQ 51st (Highland) Infantry Division
1944
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battlion The Glasgow Highlanders (The Highland Light Infantry)
25.02.1945
-
08.03.1945
acting Commander, 46th Infantry Birgade (NW Europe)
...


...
Colonel, Black Watch, 01.06.1964-27.06.1969.
Baldwin,
Lionel
L. Baldwin (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Cadet ? [6408448]
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [300514]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission]
Balfour-Davey,
Charles George Cunningham
C.G.C. Balfour-Davey
Son of Colonel the Hon. Horace Scott Davey, CMG (1865-1935), and of Lady Anne Caroline Davey (née Cuningham).
Husband of K.H. Balfour-Davey, of Westminster, London.
Changed last name from Davey to Balfour-Davey by deed poll of 27.11.1935.
28.08.1896
India
-
25.07.1943
[Fernhurst Burial Ground, grave 224]
2nd Lt.
01.10.1914
...
...
Maj.
03.03.1934
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1935
A/Lt.Col.
25.08.1939
Col.
25.08.1939, seniority 01.07.1938
A/Brig.
15.02.1941?
Military Cross MC
26.07.1918
*
WWI medals: 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his company with great dash and skill in a week's fighting. On one day he drove off three attacks, constantly patrolling the line and encouraging his men. When ordered to withdraw he did so successfully from close touch with the enemy and consolidated a position in rear, keeping the line intact against repeated bombing attacks.
Education: idc; psc
01.10.1914


commissioned, Gordon Highlanders
1915
-
1918
served in France & Belgium (wounded)
...
-
...
...
17.01.1933
-
16.01.1936
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College
22.10.1936
-
16.01.1939
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
15.02.1941
-
22.09.1941
Commander, 215th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home)
Balfour-Paul,
Ian Valentine
I.V. Balfour-Paul
Son of Lt.Col. John William Balfour-Paul (1873-1957), and Muriel Cassels Monteith (1882-1964).
Bachelor.

14.02.1916
Bournemouth, Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
16.06.2010
Dumfries Infirmary, Scotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 29.03.1941 [179620]
WS/Lt. 29.09.1942
T/Capt. 17.12.1944-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 24.01.1946 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe
Education: Wellington College (Hopetoun House), 1930 (1st term)-1934 (2nd term) (School Prefect, Head of Dormitory); Pembroke College, Cambridge (1934-...; BA).
Assistant Master, Mill Hill School, 1937-1939.
? - 28.03.1941 either 141st or 142nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.03.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(06.1944) - (05.1945) B Squadron, General HQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (NW Europe; Phantom patrol with  on D-Day)
(06.1944)     patrol with 3rd Canadian Infantry Division (Normandy)
(11.1944)     patrol with 4th Special Service Brigade (Walcheren)
(03.1945)     patrol with 6th Airborne Division (Rhine crossings)
(09?).194 - 1946 SEAC Regiment, General HQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (South East Asia)
Teacher, Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh (1939 & 1945-1971).
Ball,
Albert James
"Jimmy"
A.J. Ball
07.07.1915
Battle, Sussex
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.01.1941 [166695]
WS/Lt. 31.03.1942
T/Capt. 31.03.1942-(04.1947)
? - 25.01.1941 151st Officer Cadet Training Unit
25.01.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      served in India
Ball,
Francis Frederick Kitchener
F.F.K. Ball
Son of ... Ball, and ... Lee.
From Chichester.
(12?).1914
St Germans district, Cornwall
-
(03.).1961
Kensington district, London
Sergeant Instructor
?
Lt.
30.12.1939 [109856]
26.01.1946, seniority 11.11.1939
A/Capt.
22.11.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
31.03.1943
Capt.
26.01.1946, seniority 11.11.1944 (reld 19.01.1948)
T/Maj.
31.03.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
19.01.1948
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
20.09.1945
Italy



from AEC
30.12.1939


commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [emergency commission to 25.01.1946]
(1945)
 

 
50 British Liaison Unit (Italy)
26.01.1946


permanent commission
Ball,
Geoffrey Robertson
G.R. Ball (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of ... Ball, and ... Sharpe.
From Penn.
19.05.1918
Wolverhampton district, Staffordshire
-
(06?).1975
Meriden district, West Midlands
2nd Lt. 05.08.1939 [95341]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 17.10.1944 (reld < 04.1947)
A/Maj. ?
T/Maj. 17.10.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO 07.06.1945 NW Europe 44-45
Territorial Decoration TD 12.03.1968 -
      late Cadet Corporal, Wolverhampton Grammar School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
05.08.1939     commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
(1944)     1/6th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (NW Europe)
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
Ball,
Sydney Arthur
S.A. Ball
16.09.1894
Balham, Wandsworth district, London
-
22.12.1957
Westminster Hospital, London
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 11.01.1916
Lt. 11.07.1917
T/Capt. 25.03.1918-15.10.1919
Lt. 08.07.1940 [123706]
T/Capt. 04.03.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 12.10.1944
T/Maj. 12.10.1944-(04.1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 03.06.1919 HM's birthday 19
      served in the ranks, County of London Yeomanry
11.01.1916     commissioned, 1/13th Battalion The London Regiment - Territorial Force
15.05.1917 - 24.03.1918 seconded on special appointment
25.03.1918 - 15.10.1919 Staff Captain, Transport Workers Battalion
08.07.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
08.06.1942 - (04.1944) Staff Captain, Supplies and Transport, Northern Command (York)
(04.1946) - (04.1947) Senior Inspector, Inspectorate of Transport Services, RASC
Ballantine,
James Douglas Haddow
"Duggie"
J.D.H. Ballantine
Son of James Ballantine, and Sybil Ballantine (née ...).
Married ((12?).1939, Poole district, Dorset) Kathleen "Kay" O'Donoghue (1909? - 11.1987), daughter of Dr. William Charles E. O'Donoghue (1869?-1913), and Mrs O'Donoghue, of Bournemouth; one son, one daughter. Kay Ballantine remarried (1947) Lt.Col. Arthur Clifford Hugh Newnham, Royal Tanks (1907-1994).
26.08.1910
-
10.07.1944
Maltot, France
(DOW) [age 33]
[Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France, VI.B.17]
2nd Lt. SRO 29.08.1931 [52518]
2nd Lt. 01.09.1933
Lt. 01.09.1936
T/Capt. 12.03.1940-(04.1941)
Capt. 01.09.1941
T/Maj. 12.05.1942-10.07.1944
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe (posthumously)
Education: Eastbourne College.
      late Cadet Corporal, Eastbourne College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
29.08.1931     commissioned, Royal Tank Corps (from 04.04.1939 Royal Tank Regiment) - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
01.09.1933     permanent commission
(09.1935) - (01.1937) 4th Battalion RTC (Catterick Camp)
(01.1938)     7th (Army) Battalion RTC (Catterick Camp)
(01.1939)     1st Light Tank Company RTC (Peshawar)
? - 10.07.1944 Officer Commanding, "A" Squadron 9th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
[Mortally wounded in the battle for Hill 112 by mortar fire in the head & chest with both legs broken; the urgently needed medical attention could not reach him.]
 
Bally,
Max Anthony Nicholas
M.A.N. Bally
Naturalized British citizen, 01.1948 (oath of allegiance taken at Alexandria, Egypt, 25.10.1947).
19.12.1902
-
2nd Lt.
05.04.1941 [191274]
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
21.12.1943
A/Maj.
?
T/Maj.
21.12.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Maj.
1946? (reld 18.10.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
1946?
Hon. Lt.Col.
18.10.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
20.09.1945
Italy *
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
1942
?
Mention in Despatches MID
1943
?
Mention in Despatches MID
02.03.1944
services in the field
05.04.1941


commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
(1945)
 
 
served on counter-intelligence missions in Greece ("BCIS")
* Maj. BALLY arrived in GREECE on D Day commanding the advance party of BCIS ** which was given the task of breaking up the extensive enemy stay-behind sabotage and espionage organisations in GREECE. He planned and executed with great skill a series of raids which resulted in the virtual destruction of the potentially dangerous enemy stay-behind organisation in GREECE within a short time of the arrival of British troops. In carrying out these raids in difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstances, Major BALLY was responsible for the arrest of upwards of 50 key enemy agents. During and since the civil war in Athens, he has tackled the problem of dealing with the purely Greek subversive organisations with great energy and resource. During the fighting he organised a number of small "Security Commandos" which he personally led and which operated with forward troops rendering valuable intelligence services to the fighting troops. Without the exceptional services of this officer, the work of BCIS in dealing with the security situation in GREECE would have undoubtedly been much less effective. During the course of the war, Major BALLY has received four Mentions in Dispatches (1941, 1942, 1943, 1944), all for services in an active capacity involving circumstances of special danger on Special Operations.

** Exact explication unknown, but possibly something like: British [or: Balkans] Counter-Intelligence Section
Balston,
Hugh Ronald
H.R. Balston
Son of Francis William Balston, and Ellen Catherine Trousdell.
Married (31.07.1943, St John's Church, Roorkee, in the United Provinces) Jeanette Vera Crawford, later a nurse at Mussoori (07.01.1923 - 16.12.2009), daughter of Lt.Col. John Elliot Crawford (1889-1957), [Indian Army?].
(06?).1920
Toppesfield, 
Maidstone, Kent

-
04.2009 still alive at Tenterden, Kent
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [155905]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942
T/Capt.
01.07.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
21.01.1945
T/Maj.
31.03.1943-(04.1946)
Education: Radley College, Oxfordshire (01.1934-07.1938); Trinity College, Cambridge (09.1938-05.1940).
?
-
02.11.1940
Survey Training Centre, Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]



served with Bengal Sappers
12.07.1943
-
(04.1944)
Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, 3rd grade (SORE3), Directorate of Air Force Works, Engineer-in-Chief's Branch, India Headquarters Staff
Post-war managing the paper-making company of Whatmans, Springfield, Maidstone. Awarded Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) & Paper Industry Gold Medal (1982).
Bankes,
David Lindsay
D.L. Bankes
Younger son of Robert Wynne Bankes (1887-1947), and Mabel Elizabeth Pelham Burn (1890-1985), of Hook Heath, Woking.
Married (19.05.1945, St George's, Hanover Square, Westminster district, London) Muriel Cunningham, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs J.C. Cunningham; one son, one daughter.
(06?).1919
Berkhampstead district, Oxfordshire
-
04.2014 still alive (North Wales)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [165040]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 31.10.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. 01.01.1949
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
? - 21.12.1940 either Sandhurst or 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940     commissioned, Scots Guards [emergency commission]
(1944/45)     3rd (Tank) Battalion Scots Guards (NW Europe) (despatches)
01.01.1949      Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Banks,
Sir Thomas Macdonald
"Donald"
D. Banks D. Banks
D. Banks D. Banks
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Thomas Brownsort Banks, a stationer, and Margaret Elizabeth Roebuck.
Married 1st ((06?).1921, Guildford district, Surrey) Dorothea Webster (1896 - 19.01.1947), daughter of Dr Norman Webster, of Guernsey; one daughter
Married 2nd ((03?).1948, Westminster district, London) Elizabeth J. Bradley, 2nd daughter of Lt.Col. R.W. Bradley, DSO, of Lymington; one son, one daughter.

31.03.1891
St Peter Port, Guernsey
-
11.07.1975
Cadnam Lodge, New Forest, Hampshire
Lt.Col. 29.01.1927 [36941]
Bt. Col. 29.01.1931 & 07.03.1946
A/Brig. 24.04.1940-05.11.1940
T/Brig. 06.11.1940-(04.1946)
local Maj.Gen. 15.12.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig. 25.04.1951

KCB 1935 (CB 02.01.1933); DSO 1918; MC 26.04.1917; TD 02.10.1942

Education: Elizabeth College, Guernsey.
Exchequer and Audit Department, 1909, Private Secretary to the Sec. GPO, and to four Postmasters-General, 1920-1923; Deputy Controller, Post Office Savings Bank, 1924, Controller, 1931; First Director-General of Post Office, 1934-1936; Transatlantic Air Mission to Ottawa and Washington, 1935; Permanent Secretary to the Air Ministry, 1936-1938; First Permanent Under Secretary of State for Air, 1938-1939; Air Mission to Australia and New Zealand, 1939; Member of National Savings Committee, 1931-1939; of Import Duties  Advisory Committee, 1939.
JP (London), 1936-1942; London Yeomanry, 1910-1914; served European War in France, 1915-1918; commanded
10th (Service) Battalion Essex Regiment and 8th (Service) Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment (DSO, MC, Fr. Croix de Guerre; despatches twice); commanded Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment TA, 1927-1931.
? - 25.04.1951 The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) - Territoral Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
1939     Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
24.04.1940 - 1940 Deputy Adjutant-General, "A" Branch, GHQ British Expeditionary Force (France) (despatches 12.1940)
1940     Local Defence Area Commander for Hampshire
15.12.1943 - 01.1946 Director-General Petroleum Warfare Department (involving operations Pluto, Fido, etc.) (Commander, US Legion of Merit 24.01.1946)
Chairman Anglo­Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 1946-1954; Head of UK delegation to first Assembly
International Civil Aviation Organisation, Montreal, 1946; Deputy Chairman, Air Transport Advisory Council, 1947-1951.
Published: With the Tenth Essex in France (with R.A. Chell, 1921); Flame over Britain : a personal narrative of petroleum warfare (1946).
Barber,
Colin Browne
C.B. Barber
Elder son (with one sister and one brother) of Walter Browne Barber (1877-1951), and Violet Thomson (1888-1970), of Beacon Hill, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.
Brother of Maj. Robert Heberden Barber, The Northamptonshire Regiment.
15.11.1912
Basford district, Nottinghamshire
-
06.06.1942
(KIA) [age 29]
[Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya, 8.D.12]
2nd Lt. 15.04.1931 [50166]
Lt. 15.04.1934
Capt. 15.11.1938
Military Cross MC 24.02.1942 Middle East [recommendation available upon request]
Territorial Decoration TD 20.06.1950 [posthumously]
Education: Repton School (09.1926-12.1930; Orchard House).
      late Cadet Corporal, Repton School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
15.04.1931     commissioned, 107th (South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry) Field Brigade RA - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 06.06.1942 426th Battery, 107th (The South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Regiment - Royal Horse Artillery
Barber,
Colin Muir
"Tiny"
C.M. Barber C.M. Barber
C.M. Barber C.M. Barber
C.M. Barber C.M. Barber
Son of late John Barber, Bromborough.
Married 1st (1929) Mary Edith Nixon (died 1949); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd Mrs Anthony Milburn.

27.06.1897
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
05.05.1964
2nd Lt.
29.03.1918, seniority 25.10.1916 [6512]
Lt.
25.04.1918
Capt.
31.01.1925
Maj.
11.03.1937
A/Lt.Col.
22.07.1940-03.11.1940
Lt.Col.
04.11.1940
A/Col.
26.03.1941-25.09.1941
T/Col.
26.09.1941-29.06.1943
Col.
30.06.1943
A/Brig.
20.10.1941-19.04.1942
T/Brig.
20.04.1942-02.08.1945
A/Maj.Gen.
03.08.1944-02.08.1945
T/Maj.Gen.
03.08.1945-(01.1946)
Lt.Gen.
27.02.1952 (retd 28.03.1955)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
1952
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB
05.07.1945
NW Europe
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.07.1940
recent operations
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.10.1944
NW Europe 44-45 (46 Inf Bde)
Mention in Despatches MID
13.03.1925
Waziristan
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
NW Europe
WWI medals: British War Medal; Victory Medal
Waziristan 1921-24 Medal & Clasp; Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp; Commander of the Order of the Crown (Belgium) (09.10.1945)
Education: Uppingham School; Staff College (psc)
1916
-
28.03.1918
mobilized Territorial Force with Liverpool Scottish (UK, France and Belgium) (for 2 years, 63 days)
29.03.1918


commissioned, Cameron Highlanders
29.03.1918
-
1919
1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders (France and Belgium 09.01.1917-11.11.1918)
1919
-
1931
India
08.06.1925
-
07.06.1928
Adjutant, ...
1929
-
1930
Staff College, Quetta
1930


staff, Scottish and Southern Commands
29.01.1932
-
18.09.1933
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Physical Training, Scottish Command
19.09.1933
-
28.01.1936
Staff Captain, Scottish Command
1936


Palestine
11.01.1937
-
21.07.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
1940


with 51 (Highland) Division, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France
26.03.1941
-
19.10.1941
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
20.10.1941
-
03.08.1944
Commander, 46th (Highland) Infantry Brigade (UK, NW Europe)
05.08.1944
-
1945
General Officer Commanding, 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division (NW Europe)
1946
-
1949
Commander, Highland District (Scottish Command)
1949
-
1952
Director of Infantry & Military Training, War Office
27.02.1952
-
1955
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle (London)
Barber,
Robert Heberden
R.H. Barber (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Devers) R.H. Barber (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Devers)
Younger son (with one sister and one brother) of Walter Browne Barber (1877-1951), and of Violet Thomson (1888-1970), of Beacon Hill, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.
Brother of Capt. Colin Browne Barber, MC, TD, Royal Horse Artillery.
Married (14.06.1941) Eileen Mary Louisa Combe (born 29.03.1918), only child of Capt. Harvey Alexander Brabazon Combe of Oaklands Park, Battle, Sussex and granddaughter of Mrs. Brabazon Coombe; one daughter.
03.06.1916
Basford district, Nottinghamshire
-
06.06.1944
(KIA) [age 28]
[Hermanville War Cemetery, France, 1.G.16]
2nd Lt.
30.01.1936 [67170]
Lt.
30.01.1939
T/Capt.
15.09.1940-(04.1941)
Capt.
30.01.1944
T/Maj.
14.10.1942-06.06.1944
NW Frontier of India 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
30.01.1936


commissioned, The Northamptonshire Regiment
(01.1937)


1st Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment (Razmak, India)
(01.1939)


1st Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment (Dinapore, India)
07.10.1940
-
(04.1941)
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
?
-
06.06.1944
Officer Commanding, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment (killed in action in Normandy when a mortar exploded in his company HQ)
Published: A supplementary bibliography of hawking : being a catalogue of books published in England between 1891 and 1943, together with criticisms, to which is added a list of the most important books published prior to that period (1943)
Barber,
Thomas
"Dick"
T. Barber

Married; ... children (one daughter?).

His daughter writes: "He was with the Royal Engineers in Bomb Disposal. He was with the territorials before the war. I know he was stationed in Belfast in 1942 (when I was born), then near Glasgow for a shortish time. He and two of his brothers had been at Dunkirk previously. He spent some time in Alexandria after that and was stationed in the King David Hotel at the time of the trouble. I believe it was his photograph in the Daily Telegraph at the time of  Israel's 50th Anniversary in the ruins of the hotel."

?
-
WS/S.Sgt. (M)
?
Lt. (IREM)
23.01.1943 [263083]
WS/Capt.
23.01.1946 (reld 1948)
T/Maj.
1947?
A/Lt.Col.
1947/48?
Hon. Maj.
?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
20.03.1947
-
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
20.06.1952
1st clasp



served in the ranks, Royal Engineers
23.01.1943
 
 
commissioned as Inspector of RE Machinery, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Barbour,
David Charles
D.C. Barbour
Son of Robert [of Bolesworth] Barbour (1876-1928) and Ida (Karki) Lavington Payne (1889-1985).
Married (21.12.1940) Antoinette Mary Daphne Alston (born 15.01.1913), daughter of Brig.Gen. Francis G. Alston, CMG, DSO, and Harrier Antoinette Tarn; two daughters, one son.
01.10.1912
Kensington district, Greater London
-
01.01.1988
Sulhamstead, Berkshire
2nd Lt. TA
24.07.1933
2nd Lt.
01.09.1934, seniority 02.02.1933 [56003]
Lt.
02.02.1936
A/Capt.
12.09.1939-11.12.1939
T/Capt.
12.12.1939-27.09.1940
WS/Capt.
28.09.1940
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
28.06.1940-27.09.1940
T/Maj.
28.09.1940-22.10.1941,
28.02.1942-21.12.1944
WS/Maj.
22.12.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
22.09.1944-21.12.1944
T/Lt.Col.
22.12.1944-25.03.1945,
01.04.1946-07.06.1946,
26.09.1947-23.11.1947,
11.04.1950-07.10.1953
local Lt.Col.
12.12.1947-14.12.1949
Lt.Col.
08.10.1953 [supernumerary 08.10.1956]
Col.
06.10.1958 (retd 08.04.1960)
Hon.Brig.
08.04.1960
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1957
New Year 57
Mention in Despatches MID
23.09.1943
North Africa
Education: BA; Staff College, Camberley
24.07.1933


2nd Lieutenant, General List TA - University Candidates (Cambridge University Contingent, Senior division, Officer Training Corps)
01.09.1934


commissioned, 17/21 Lancers



served North Africa & Italy
28.02.1942
-
14.03.1943
Brigade Major, HQ .. Armoured Brigade
22.09.1944
-
11.03.1945
Staff Officer 1st grade (SO1), War Office
12.12.1947
-
15.12.1949
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
11.04.1950
-
11.03.1951
Assistant Quartermaster General (AQMG), HQ Eastern Command
1951
-
1953
Commanding Officer, Sherwood Rangers
08.10.1953
-
08.10.1956
Commanding Officer, 17/12th Lancers
1958


Colonel, 22nd Armoured Brigade (TA)

Deputy Lieutenant (DL)

Barbour,
Thomas Downie
T.D. Barbour
Son of ... Barbour, and ... Neil.
(06?).1922
Romford district, Essex
-
2nd Lt.
05.12.1942 [255229]
WS/Lt.
05.06.1943
Hon. Capt.
09.03.1951
Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (Netherlands) BK
24.04.1946
*
* date of Dutch Royal Decree
05.12.1942


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps - The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry [emergency commission]
09.03.1951
-
01.04.1967
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Barchard,
David Maxwell
D.M. Barchard
Son of H.G. Barchard, Sunnyleigh, Buxton.
03.11.1891
Altrincham, Cheshire
-
1954
2nd Lt.
11.10.1911 [4610]
Lt.
17.02.1914
Capt.
08.10.1915
Maj.
15.12.1927
local Lt.Col.
14.10.1930-02.05.1931,
03.05.1931-23.03.1934 [seniority 16.08.1929]
Lt.Col.
01.08.1936
Col.
19.07.1939 (retd 23.12.1945)
A/Brig.
19.10.1939-21.06.1940
T/Brig.
22.06.1940-(04.1941)
Hon. Brig.
23.12.1945
Mention in Despatches MID
30.01.1920
for gallant and distinguished services rendered in the field [dated 01.01.1919]
WWI medals: 1914 Star & Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: Uppingham School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (01.1906-07.1910; won the obstacle race, 1910)
11.10.1911


commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers
World War  I


served in France & Belgium (07.10.1914-21.10.1914) with 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers; in German captivity
12.06.1919
-
17.08.1922
Adjutant, 3rd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Militia)
18.02.1923
-
17.02.1926
Adjutant, ...
13.02.1927
-
31.10.1929
Superintendent of Physical Training, Western Command
01.11.1929
-
17.06.1930
General Staff Officer (GSO) for Physical Training (Class CC), Northern Command
18.06.1930
-
23.03.1934
employed with the Royal West African Frontier Force (from 03.05.1931 Assistant Commandant, Nigeria Regiment, later Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding No. 1 Area with HQ at Kaduna)
01.08.1936
-
19.07.1939
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Hong Kong, then Lucknow)
19.07.1939
-
18.10.1939
Second-in-Command, Northern Brigade, The King's African Rifles & Local Forces, Kenya and Uganda [specially employed (temporary)]
19.10.1939
-
18.10.1940
Commander, Northern Brigade, The King's African Rifles & Commander, Local Forces, Kenya and Uganda, redesignated: Commander, 1st (East Africa) Infantry Brigade (E Africa), redesignated:
18.10.1940
-
27.01.1941
Commander, 21st (East Africa) Infantry Brigade (E Africa)
23.12.1945
-
03.11.1949
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Barclay,
Francis Peter
F.P. Barclay F.P. Barclay
F.P. Barclay
Son (with three sisters and one brother) of Francis Hubert Barclay (1869-1932), and Hannah Maud Buxton (1871-1931).
Married (15.08.1940, St Chad's, Farndon, near Chester) Rosemary Eleanor Parker-Jervis (1914-21.07.2005), daughter Maj. Edward Mainwaring Parker-Jervis, DSO, MC, and Eleanor Dora Lyon; two sons.
08.03.1909
Cromer, Erpingham district, Norfolk
-
10.1992
East Dereham district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 31.01.1929 [41071]
Lt. 31.01.1932
Capt. 30.05.1938
A/Maj. 26.10.1940-25.01.1941
T/Maj. 26.01.1941-30.06.1942
WS/Maj. 01.07.1942
A/Lt.Col. 01.04.1942-30.06.1942
T/Lt.Col. 01.07.1942-30.10.1943,
20.04.1944-07.02.1948,
31.01.1950-21.01.1952
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1952
Lt.Col. 10.05.1953 (Empl. List (1))
Col. 31.12.1954
T/Brig. 22.01.1952-12.02.1959
Brig. 13.02.1959 (supernumerary 31.12.1960) (retd 06.04.1961)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 19.10.1944 NW Europe 44-45
Military Cross MC 06.02.1940 BEF France 39-40
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (psc).
31.01.1929     commissioned, The Royal Norfolk Regiment
(03.1931)     1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Sialkot)
(06.1933)     1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Sialkot, for Chakrata)
(01.1937)     2nd Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Aldershot, for Gibraltar)
(01.1939)     2nd Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Gibraltar)
(1940)     Officer Commanding, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment (France) (winning the first MC of the war)
01.04.1942 - 30.10.1943 Commandant, 76th Divisional Battle School
(1944) - (1945) Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
19.01.1945 - 20.01.1945 acting Commander, 185th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
(02.1946) - (11.1946) Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Norfolk Regiment (Solingen, Germany)
08.02.1948 - 02.02.1950 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), British Liaison Staff Canada
31.03.1950 - 15.01.1952 Chief Instructor, School of Infantry, Tactical Wing
22.01.1952 - 14.12.1954 Commander, ... Parachute Brigade (Territorial Army)
13.01.1955 - (02.1957) Inspector of Physical Training, War Office
07.11.1959 - 06.04.1961 also: ADC to the Queen
06.04.1961 - 08.03.1967 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Honorary Colonel, Royal Norfolk Regiment, TA, 01.04.1969. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Norfolk, 15.09.1961. Deputy Honorary Colonel, 6th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, TAVR, ....-31.03.1972. Deputy Honorary Colonel, The Royal Anglian Regiment (Norfolk), TAVR, 01.04.1972-... KStJ, 11.12.1975 (CStJ, 06.01.1970, OStJ, 02.07.1963).
Published: The history of the 1st Battalion The Norfolk Regiment 1939 to 1945 (1947).
Barclay,
N
N. Barclay (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Barfoot,
Frederick Charles
F.C. Barfoot (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Barfoot)
Son (with four brothers and four sisters) of Peter Henry Barfoot (1842-1927), and Sarah Lucas (1848?-1898).
Married 1st ((09.)1919, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Grace Maud Victoria Read ((03?).1898 -1924; died in childbirth); two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1924, Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey / Sussex) Muriel Lily Purnell (02.02.1903 - (06?).1980); two sons.
26.04.1888
Portsmouth, Portsea Island district, Hampshire
-
12.1980
Sheffield district, South Yorkshire
A/Bombardier (1911) [50535]
Sgt. (1918)
A/Battery Sgt.Maj. (1918)
BQMS ? [1026701]
Lt. QM 17.05.1939 [87849] (reld 04.04.1942; ill-health)
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 France 40 *
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 1926 -
Meritious Service Medal MSM 01.01.1918 valuable services rendered with the Armies in the Field during the present war
07.04.1908 - 11.07.1930 served in the ranks, Royal Artillery - Regular Army
18.07.1930 - 16.05.1939 served in the ranks, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
17.05.1939     commissioned, 71st (West Riding) Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
* Recommendation for the award of a Mention in Despatches to Lt. QM F.C. Barfoot: On the evening of 15th June [1940] the Regiment was near Auteuil with its mobility reduced to 35 miles due to lack of petrol and the fact that no supply columns were working. It was learned that petrol was probably available near Caen and Lt.-Qtr.-Mr. F.C. Barfoot, R.A. left at 0400 hrs, 16th June to obtain a supply. Late that night he found that he could not get back to the unit by the route arranged owing to swift enemy movements. By intelligent action, however, after a journey of 340 miles in all he rejoined the Unit at Alencon early on 17 June as it was in the first stages of its withdrawal to the coast, bringing with him 1,200 gallons of petrol. Although the Unit had by this time contacted a certain amount of petrol at Alencon, filling was very slow and dangerous due to enemy air activity. The arrival of Lt. Qr.-Mr. Barfoot with this petrol resulted in the convoy reaching the coast at least four hours earlier than it would have done otherwise and contributed to a very large degree to the saving of both personnel and guns. Lt. Qr.-Mr. Barfoot served in the Regular Army from 7th April 1908 to 11th July 1930 and in the Territorial Army from 18th July 1930 until the present day. He was commissioned on the 17th May 1939.
[Recommended by Lt.Col. C. Wardlow, commanding 71st Field Regt. RA.]
Barkas,
Anthony Charles Kingston
"Rogue"
A.C.K. Barkas
Son of Thomas Leslie Barkas, and Phyllis Hannah Kingston.
Married Peggy ...; ... children.
08.10.1920
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland / Tyne and Wear
-
03.02.2009
Nanyuki Cottage Hospital, Kenya
2nd Lt.
31.12.1939 [112806]
Lt.
01.07.1941
A/Capt.
15.12.1942-14.03.1943
T/Capt.
15.03.1943-01.09.1944
WS/Capt.
02.09.1944
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
02.06.1944-01.09.1944
T/Maj.
02.09.1944-09.06.1948
Maj.
31.12.1952 (retd 30.09.1958)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
27.09.1945
Burma



served in the ranks for 121 days
?
-
31.12.1939
Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
31.12.1939
 
 
commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry



served 5th King's African Rifles (fought at El Alamein & in Burma)
Barker,
Sir Evelyn Hugh
E.H. Barker E.H. Barker
E.H. Barker E.H. Barker
Youngest son of late Maj.Gen. Sir George
Barker, KCB, and late Hon. Lady Barker.
Married (1923) Violet
Eleanor (died 1983), youngest daughter of T.W. Thornton of Brockhall, near Weedon, Northants; one son.

22.05.1894
Portsea Island district, Hampshire
-
23.11.1983
Mendip district
2nd Lt.
05.02.1913 [8095]
...
...
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1934
Lt.Col.
13.07.1936
Col.
20.08.1938, seniority 01.07.1937
T/Brig.
01.08.1938-21.12.1940
A/Maj.Gen.
11.02.1941-10.02.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
11.02.1942-25.06.1943
Maj.Gen.
26.06.1943, seniority 17.11.1941
A/Lt.Gen.
02.12.1944
Gen.
15.11.1948, seniority 03.10.1946 (retd 18.03.1950)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
1950
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
05.07.1945
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1944
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
20.08.1940
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1918
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
26.07.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
?
Commandeur, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1944
?
05.02.1913


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
1914
-
1919
service with King's Royal Rifle Corps, World War I, France, Salonica and South Russia
1917


General Staff Officer, grade 3 (GSO3), ...
1917


Brigade Major, ...
1919


General Staff Officer, grade 3 (GSO3), War Office
...
-
...
...
1931
-
1933
Brigade Major, 8th Infantry Brigade, Southern
Command (UK)
13.06.1936
-
1938
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps (Palestine, UK)
01.08.1938
-
03.10.1940
Commander, 10th Infantry Brigade (UK, France & Belgium, UK)
04.10.1940
-
21.12.1940
Member, Transport Committee
11.12.1941
-
14.04.1943
General Officer Commanding, 54th (East Anglian) Infantry Division (UK)
30.04.1943
-
30.11.1944
General Officer Commanding, 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division (UK, NW Europe)
1944
-
1946
General Officer Commanding, VIII Corps (Germany, Denmark) [Commander and Governor Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark
1945-1946]
1946
-
1947
Commander in Chief, Palestine & Trans-Jordan
1947
-
1950
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command (UK)
ADC to the King, 1949-1950. Colonel Commandant, 2nd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps. Honorary Colonel, RA (TA).
Barker,
Herbert Hyde
"Peter"
H.H. Barker
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.02.1943 [264824]
WS/Lt.
25.08.1943 (reld 1946)
A/Maj. ?
?
25.02.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served in India (stationed at or near Secunderabad and saw active service in Burma)
Barker,
Michael George Henry
M.G.H. Barker M.G.H. Barker
Son of Eustace Vere Piers Barker (1848-1898), and Frances Elizabeth Bath (1846-), of the Priory, Glastonbury, Somerset.
Married (03.10.1914) Barbara Maude Bentall (07.11.1892 - 08.07.1981), youngest daughter of Edmund Ernest Bentall (1855-1945), and Maude Alice Miller (1861-1958), of Wickham Bishops, Essex; one son.

15.10.1884
Wells district, Somerset
-
21.05.1960
Colchester, Essex
2nd Lt. 04.07.1903 [6187]
Lt. 22.12.1905
Capt. 18.12.1913
T/Maj. 15.02.1916-02.06.1916 [11th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment]
Bt. Maj. 03.06.1916
Maj. 06.12.1917
T/Lt.Col. 03.06.1916-25.04.1918 [11th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment]
T/Brig.Gen. 26.04.1918-01.04.1919
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.01.1919
T/Lt.Col. 04.02.1921-12.02.1924
Lt.Col. 22.03.1927 (half pay 22.03.1931)
Col. 22.03.1931, seniority 01.01.1923 (full pay 02.04.1931)
T/Brig. 31.03.1933-06.06.1935
Maj.Gen. 07.06.1935 (half pay 01.10.1935; full pay 01.12.1936)
Lt.Gen. 14.07.1939, seniority 28.06.1938 (retd 15.08.1941; ill-health)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.02.1937 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.01.1917 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.01.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 15.06.1916 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 04.01.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 18.12.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 30.05.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 23.12.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 operations in the field 03-06.40
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH 14.07.1917 ?
1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: Malvern College (1897.2-1902); Staff College (psc),
1902     served in Militia (4th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment), South African War (Queen's Medal, two clasps 14 & 26) (embodied militia for 210 days)
04.07.1903     commissioned, Lincolnshire Regiment
04.05.1910 - 03.11.1913 Adjutant, ...
18.12.1913 - 05.1915 Adjutant, Special Reserve
1914 - 1919 served World War I (despatches, DSO and Bar, Legion of Honour, Brevet Maj., Brevet Lt.Col.): France & Belgium 12.05.1915-02.11.1917 & 26.04.1918-11.11.1918, Italy 02.11.1917-19.04.1918
26.04.1918 - 01.04.1919 Brigade Commander, 53rd Infantry Brigade, France
18.03.1920 - 31.01.1921 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (India)
04.02.1921 - 12.02.1924 Instructor, Senior Officers'  School, Belgaum, India
22.03.1927 - 22.03.1931 transferred as Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
02.04.1931 - 30.03.1933 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), 4th Division (Eastern Command) (Colchester)
31.03.1933 - 30.09.1935 Brigadier General Staff, Horse Guards (Eastern Command) (UK)
01.12.1936 - 13.07.1939 Director of Recruiting and Organization, War Office (CB)
14.07.1939 - 04.03.1940 General Officer Commanding, British Forces in Palestine and Transjordan (temporary) (despatches)
07.03.1940 - 21.04.1940 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command
22.04.1940 - 07.06.1940 specially employed as Corps Commander, I Corps (France) [handed over command 31.05.1940 to Maj.Gen. H.R.L.G. Alexander]
07.08.1940 - 15.02.1941 specially employed as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command
15.08.1941 - 15.10.1946 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Deputy Regional Commander for Civil Defence, London 1941-1942. Colonel, York and Lancaster Regiment, 01.04.1936-20.03.1946. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Essex, 03.06.1946.
Barkworth,
Eric Alastair
"Bill"
E.A. Barkworth
From Sidmouth, Devon.
c. 1915
-
01.1986
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.05.1940 [130781]
WS/Lt. 04.11.1941
T/Capt. 19.10.1942-10.08.1944
WS/Capt. 11.08.1944
T/Maj. 11.08.1944-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 24.01.1946 NW Europe
? - 04.05.1940 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
04.05.1940     commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) [emergency commission]
01.04.1944     transferred, Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps
1943 - 1945 Intelligence Officer, 2nd SAS Regiment
1945 - 1948 SAS War Crimes Investigation Team
Barkworth,
John Anthony Sandback
J.A.S. Barkworth
Son of ... Barkworth, and ... Bowles.
10.05.1923
St Marylebone district, Greater London / London
-
07.2004
South & West Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt.
19.09.1942 [245365]
...
.
Maj.
10.05.1957 (retd 01.10.1967)
Lt.Col. TAVR
01.10.1967
19.09.1942


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 03.12.1946]
04.12.1946


permanent commission, 3rd Dragoon Guards
Barlow,
Andrew Douglas
A.D. Barlow
Mother's maiden name: Aitchisson ??
(06?).1919 ??
Thorne district, Lincolnshire / Yorkshire - West Riding ??
-
2nd Lt.
07.01.1943 [258710]
WS/Lt.
07.07.1943
T/Capt.
19.09.1944 (reld 1946?)
07.01.1943


commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry [emergency commission]
Barlow,
Cecil Disney
C.D. Barlow
Son of Dr. Herbert Cecil Barlow, MB, and Muriel Ponsford.
Husband of M.A. Barlow, of Ballantrae, Ayrshire; three children.
04.02.1905
St Ives
-
26.07.1944
(KIA) [age 39]
[Ranville War Cemetery, France, I.D.28]
2nd Lt.
29.01.1925 [31868]
Lt.
29.01.1927
T/Capt.
16.11.1934-15.05.1935
Capt.
16.05.1935
T/Maj.
11.03.1940-(04.1941)
Maj.
29.01.1942
local Lt.Col.
01.11.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Lt.Col.
22.10.1942
A/Col.
22.04.1942-21.10.1942
T/Col.
22.10.1942-26.07.1944
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Education: Staff College (psc); qualified as interpreter 2nd class in Ki-Swahili, 01.1938.
29.01.1925

commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
05.06.1931
-
23.04.1937
employed with the King's African Rifles (initially Company Officer, from 16.11.1934 Company Commander, 5th (Kenya) Battalion at Nairobi, later Meru)
28.06.1940
-
(04.1941)
Staff Officer, African Colonial Forces (from 13.01.1941 graded General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3))
(04.1944)


specially employed: Light Scout Car Training Centre
05.04.1944
-
08.04.1944
acting Commander, 114th Infantry Brigade (UK)
28.06.1944
-
26.07.1944
Commanding Officer, 1st/4th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Barlow,
Ernest Alfred
E.A. Barlow
30.11.1893
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
-
(09?).1977
Claro district, North Yorkshire
T/2nd Lt.
07.04.1915-01.01.1916
2nd Lt.
01.08.1918, seniority 07.01.1916 [26912]
Lt.
01.08.1918, seniority 07.07.1917
A/Capt. TF
29.10.1918-...
A/Maj. TF
11.02.1919-28.07.1919
T/Capt. TA
05.12.1923-03.12.1927
Capt.
27.10.1928
Maj.
04.06.1937 (retd 17.12.1948)
A/Lt.Col.
01.05.1941-31.07.1941
T/Lt.Col.
01.08.1941-11.01.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
12.01.1944
A/Col.
12.07.1943-11.01.1944
T/Col.
12.01.1944-(01.1946)
A/Brig.
12.03.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
17.12.1948
Mention in Despatches MID
16.12.1943
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID
07.07.1919
?
WW I: British War Medal; Victory Medal
1914
-
06.04.1915
served in the ranks, mobilized Territorial Force (245 days)
07.04.1915
-
31.07.1918
mobilized Territorial Force (2 years, 211 days) (France & Belgium 21.01.1917-11.11.1918 [wounded])
01.08.1918


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Royal Field Artillery)
05.12.1923
-
03.12.1927
Adjutant, 70th (West Riding) Field Brigade RA (Territorial Army)
(03.1931)


11th Heavy Battery RA (Singapore)
24.02.1932
-
05.05.1935
Adjutant, 24th Field Brigade RA (Newcastle)
(01.1937)


24th Field Brigade RA (Aldershot)
23.07.1938


seconded for service with the Indian Army
?
-
?
‘R’ or ‘S’ Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Indian Army) 
Barnes,
Christopher Henry Alexander
C.H.A. Barnes
Son of Christopher Chevallier Barnes, and Mary Elizabeth Robinson.
Married (1940) Noorah Stokes-Reece.
28.05.1912
Worksop district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire / Yorkshire
-
04.06.1990
Haverfordwest district, Pembrokeshire
2nd Lt.
28.01.1932 [50807]
Lt.
28.01.1935
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt.
03.12.1939-27.01.1940
Capt.
28.01.1940 (retd 16.02.1950; disability)
A/Maj.
10.06.1941-09.09.1941
T/Maj.
10.09.1941-27.05.1944 (half-pay 16.02.1945; disability)
Hon. Maj.
16.02.1950
NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal & Clasp
28.01.1932


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
15.05.1941
-
09.06.1941
Adjutant
(1943)
 
 
111th Field Regiment RA (Sicily) ?

 

Barnes,
George Stanley
G.S. Barnes
?
-
Lt. 05.02.1941 [169509]
WS/Capt. 20.04.1944
T/Maj. 20.04.1944-14.10.1946
WS/Maj. 15.10.1946
T/Lt.Col. 15.10.1946-(04.1947)
05.02.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Transportation) [emergency commission]
      served in Libya (wounded 1943)
Barnes,
Sholto Douglas
see: Indian Army officers section  
Barnes,
Stuart
S. Barnes
Son of Henry Joseph Barnes (1871-1949), and Rose Flowers (1873-1936).
Married (14.09.1922, Axbridge district, Somerset) Kathleen Mary G. Whittard; two sons, one daughter (son Capt. Derek R.P. Barnes, Indian Army).
08.03.1897
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
16.12.1960
Droxford district
2nd Lt.
19.09.1914 [24499]
T/Lt.
01.04.1915
Lt.
01.06.1916 (retd 18.01.1923; receiving a gratuity)
A/Capt.
08.09.1917
Lt. RARO
08.09.1917 (reld 25.06.1947)
Lt. TA
17.03.1923
Provl. Capt. TA
17.03.1923
Capt. TA
30.09.1924, seniority 17.03.1923
Maj. TA
04.08.1928
T/Lt.Col. TA
09.06.1940
Lt.Col. TA
11.04.1945 (reld 01.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
1914-1920 British War Medal BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
& clasp 8th Army
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37
-
-
Territorial Decoration TD
25.02.1936
-
Territorial Decoration TD
16.02.1951
4 clasps
Education: preparatory school, Worthing; Lancing College.
19.09.1914


commissioned, 1st Wessex Brigade - Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force)



served first with the 1st Wessex Ammunition Column, later with 1st Hampshire Battery (served in India from 1914, in Mesopotamia & Egypt from 1916)
01.01.1918

18.01.1923 
seconded as Flying Officer (Observer), later Observer Officer to the Royal Flying Corps [re-seconded (twice for two years)]



served with the Inspector of Recruiting, RAF, later with 4 Squadron RAF
17.03.1923
-
1939
54th (Wessex) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery  [from 1932 57th (Wessex) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA] - Territorial Army
18.01.1923
-
25.06.1947
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
06.1940?
-
05.1943
Commanding Officer, 57th (Wessex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (defence of Portsmouth, from 11.1942 with 8th Army, North Africa)
05.1943
-
01.01.1944
Deputy Director of Labour, Northern Command
01.1946?
-
16.04.1952
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Military Member, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Territorial Army and Air Force Association (1941)-(1944).
Barnes,
Walter
W. Barnes
Son of ... Barnes, and ... Turner.
10.02.1913
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
02.1988

Slough district, Berkshire
Wt.Offr. II
1941 (316 days)
Wt.Offr. I
1942 (1 year, 168 days)
Lt. (QM)
30.06.1943 [28226]
A/Capt. (QM)
20.08.1945-19.11.1945
T/Capt. (QM)
20.11.1945-29.06.1946
WS/Capt. (QM)
30.06.1946
Capt. (QM)
01.12.1946, seniority 30.06.1946
Capt.
14.07.1948?
T/Maj.
14.07.1948-31.03.1952
Lt. (NM)
15.04.1953
Capt. (NM)
15.04.1953
Maj. (NM)
03.06.1955
Lt.Col. (NM)
19.07.1964 (retd 10.02.1968)
T/Col.
13.09.1965-31.12.1966
P/A/Col.
01.01.1967
Hon. Col.
10.02.1968
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
30.09.1958
Malaya 01-06.58
Officer of the Most Venerable Order of St John OStJ
04.01.1949
-
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal DefM
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Africa General Service Medal 1902-1956 AfrGSM
-
& clasp Kenya
General Service Medal GenSM
-
& clasp Malaya
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM
08.04.1949
-
Mitair Kruis 2e klasse (Military Cross 2nd class) (Belgium) BelgMC
19.11.1948
?
1931
-
1942
served in the ranks for 9 years, 328 days (Egypt 1934-1935, Sudan 1936-1939)
30.06.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission to 30.11.1946]
1945
-
1950
NW Europe & British Army of the Rhine
01.12.1946


short service commission
1948
-
1949
Officer Commanding, Army Medical Equipment Depot (AMED), BAOR
1949
-
1950
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services, BAOR
1950
-
1953
Officer Commanding, Command Central Equipment Depot (CMED), East Africa
15.04.1953


permanent commission, RAMC (Non-Medical)
1953
-
1956
Officer Commanding, Army Medical Equipment Depot (AMED), Rhyl/Solihull (UK)
1956
-
1960
Officer Commanding, Command Central Equipment Depot (CMED), Singapore
1960
-
(1966)
Commanding Officer, Army Medical Equipment Depot (AMED) Ludgershall
Barney,
Samuel Roy
S.R. Barney
25.08.1915
Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire
-
(03?).1976
Reading & Wokingham district, Berkshire
Cadet ? [14254036]
2nd Lt. 29.02.1944 [311213]
WS/Lt. 29.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
29.02.1944     commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission]
Barradell-Smith,
Arthur Munford
A.M. Barradell-Smith
Son (with a twin brother and a sister) of Walter Barradell-Smith (1881-1965), and Elizabeth Underwood Munford (1881-1964).
Married (17.08.1948, The Little Church, Kabete, Nairobi, Kenya) Jill Patricia Hewitt (born 14.11.1926), daughter of Major W. H. Hewitt VC, coffee plantation owner; two daughters.
17.04.1916
Lyndoch, Glasgow, Scotland
-
20.09.2009
Mt Beauty, Victoria, Australia
2nd Lt.
13.01.1940 [113365]
WS/Lt.
13.07.1941
Lt.
01.09.1946, seniority 13.07.1941
Capt.
01.11.1947
Maj. TA
22.09.1952
Education: Glasgow Academy (1925-1934); Glasgow University (quit after one year).



served in the ranks, The Highland Light Infantry
?
-
13.01.1940
165th Officer Cadet Training unit
13.01.1940


commissioned, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) [emergency commission]
1940
-
06.1940
2nd Battalion The Cameronians (BEF, France) (captured at Dunkirk)
1940
-
1945
POW in German captivity in Germany & Poland
01.09.1946
-
20.10.1950
short service commission (served in East Africa 1945-1948 & UK 1948-1950)
20.10.1950
-
01.09.1954
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
?
-
13.02.1957
Territorial Army
13.02.1957
-
17.04.1966
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Emigrated to Australia, 1968. Stenhouse Insurance and actor in Australian television series.
Barrington,
Croker Edmund
C.E. Barrington
Son of Croker Barrington and of Florence Jane Barrington (nee Bayly). Married (26.07.1933) Gwendolen Mary Bligh, of Brittas, Co. Meath, Irish Republic.
02.09.1897
Barringtons Bridge. County Limerick
-
15.07.1944
(KIA) [age 46]
[Gauhati War Cemetery, India, 1.F.21]
2nd Lt.
19.02.1916 [13538]
Maj.
22.11.1937
Lt.Col.
30.06.1944
A/Brig.
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW II
?
19.02.1916


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
30.07.1942
-
15.08.1942
acting Commander, 5th Infantry Brigade (India)
Barrios,
George Rene
G.R. Barrios
Step-son of Sir Esmond Ovey, GCMG, MVO, HM Ambassador in Argentina.
1921 ?
Mexico ?
-
1980s
Argentina
Cadet ? [14402266]
2nd Lt. 18.12.1943 [302845]
WS/Lt. 18.06.1944 (reld 16.10.1946)
Hon. Lt. 16.101.946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -

 

18.12.1943     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Barritt,
Harold
H. Barritt (Photo courtesy of Mr Jim Barritt)
Son (with one brother) of Thomas Barritt (1895-1980), and Annie Brooks (1897-1994).
Married Grace Eileen Portway (20.05.1918 - 22.03.1984), daughter of Arthur Charles Portway (1885-1980), and Cassy Mary Bell (1882-1956); two sons, one daughter.
08.08.1921
Bolton district, Lancashire
-
01.02.1993
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Lt. 28.06.1941 [193826]
WS/Lt. ? (reld 03.11.1942; on appointment to a commission in the Canadian Army (Overseas))
Canadian Army:  
Lt. 03.11.1942?
Capt. 1945?
28.06.1941     commissioned, The Loyal Regiment [emergency commission]
03.11.1942 - 02.04.1944 Canadian Army (Overseas) with Loyal Edmonton Regiment (injured at Sicily, 1943)
02.04.1944 - ? No. 3 District Depot
Barron,
Cuthbert Surtees
C.S. Barron
Son of William John Barron, and Elizabeth Best.
Married ...; one son, one daughter.
25.02.1906
Sherburn Hill, Durham
-
03.1985
Basingstoke district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 02.02.1940 [116697]
A/Capt. 07.10.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 24.08.1943
T/Maj. 24.08.1943-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 11.10.1945 NW Europe [recommendation available upon request]
Education: Rutherford College, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Surveyor, Nigeria, 1928.
02.02.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1944? - 1945 Commanding Officer, 521 Field Survey Company RE (NW Europe) (MBE)
Cr. lands and surv., Public Works Department, Hong Kong, 1946. Assistant superintendent, surv., 1950.
Barry,
John Anthony
J.A. Barry (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)

Only son of Capt. Cecil Arthur Barry, and Mrs Barry, of Hill House, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.
24.05.1925
-
03.08.1944
(KIA) [age 19]
[Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, France, IV.E.8]
Cadet 05.1943 [2624231]
2nd Lt. 28.01.1944 [307939]
WS/Lt. 28.07.1944
Education: Edgegrove, Aldenham; Cheltenham College (01.1940-04.1943; Newick House; 2 Middle, 5b Military).
Served Southill Platoon of Bedfordshire Home Guard.
05.1943     officer cadet, Grenadier Guards
28.01.1944     commissioned, Grenadier Guards [emergency commission]
? - 03.08.1944 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
[The night of 3 Aug. 1944 passed comparatively peacefully, disturbed only by a German who bowled grenades into the leading platoon’s position. At dawn a patrol was sent out to find the German, but its departure unfortunately coincided with the first of a series of enemy counterattacks on Drouet Spur, and the patrol had great difficulty in getting back. This first counter-attack was beaten off by the combined fire of the company and No. 3 Squadron, and for three hours there was a lull in the fighting. At about 10 o’clock the enemy cascaded the company's position with shells, and these turned out to be the prelude to a much heavier counter-attack, supported directly by one tank and indirectly by several others. The shelling was severe, and 2/Lieut. J.A. Barry, second-in-command of the carrier platoon, was killed.]
Barry,
Michael Anthony
M.A. Barry (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Burroughs)
Son of Michael Barry (1882-1917), and Nora Christina Hackett (1888-1942).
Married ...; two sons, one daughter.
23.12.1917
Devonport district, Devonshire
-
02.1997
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 28.11.1942 [251893]
WS/Lt. 28.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Lt. 01.05.1947, seniority 28.08.1943
Capt. 20.10.1951
Maj. 15.10.1956, seniority 01.03.1954 (reld 23.12.1967)
Hon. Maj. 23.12.1967
Lt. ACF 22.06.1961 (reld 18.06.1963)
Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 04.06.1954 -
Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 16.06.1960 1st clasp
28.11.1942     commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
1945/46?     6th Company, Corps of Military Police (British Army of the Rhine)
01.05.1947 - 20.04.1951 commissioned, Corps of Royal Military Police - Territorial Army
21.04.1951 - 14.03.1961 Supplementary Reserve of Officers [later: Army Emergency Reserve of Officers]
15.03.1961 - 23.12.1967 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
22.06.1961 - 18.06.1963 commissioned, County of London Contingent, Army Cadet Force
Barry,
Patrick Francis Gavin
P.F.G. Barry
Son of ... Barry, and ... Gavin.
Married Eleanor ... (predeceased him); three sons, one daughter.
15.03.1922
Bromley district, Greater London / Kent
-
23.04.2008
Hunters Care Centre, Cirencester
2nd Lt.
04.10.1941
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
...
...
Col.
30.06.1970 (retd 15.03.1977)
Mention in Despatches MID
16.09.1943
?
04.10.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 05.02.1946]
06.02.1946
 
 
permanent commission
Barstow,
John Anderson
J.A. Barstow

Son of Lt.-Col. Thomas Adam Anderson Barstow, Seaforth Highlanders, and Jane Cape Barstow. Husband of Nancy Barstow of Wedderburn. Brother of Maj.Gen. A.E. Barstow, Indian Army.
02.05.1893
-
03.01.1941
[age 47]
[Edrom Parish Churchyard, section D.D., grave 71]
2nd Lt.
?
03.12.1919, seniority 13.07.1915
Lt.
17.12.1919, seniority 05.01.1917
A/Capt.
22.08.1916-02.12.1916, 03.02.1917-...
T/Capt.
04.09.1920-...
Capt.
28.05.1923
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1934
Maj.
01.08.1938
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1937
Col.
19.05.1939
A/Brig.
?
Military Cross MC
03.06.1916
?
Education: Staff College (psc; 21.01.1925-...)
?


commissioned into The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
18.05.1916


transferred to the The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
04.09.1920
-
?
Adjutant, 7th Battalion Royal Highlanders
?
-
28.09.1923
Adjutant, 6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
22.01.1927
-
01.10.1928
Staff Captain, War Office
01.10.1928
-
22.01.1931
Brigade Major, 3rd Infantry Brigade
(03.1931)


1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
12.12.1932
-
01.04.1934
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Deccan District (Southern Command, East Indies)
01.04.1934
-
11.12.1936
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG), ... (India)
12.12.1936 - (1937) 1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
27.02.1938
-
18.05.1939
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Directorate of Military Training, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
19.05.1939
-
(01.1940)
Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Adjutant-General to the Forces, War Office
24.06.1940
-
27.12.1940
Commander, 69th Infantry Brigade (UK)
Member, Army Sport Control Board (1939). Qualified interpreter in French (1st class; 01.1923) & German (2nd class; 01.1924).
Bartholomew,
Sir William Henry
W.H. Bartholomew

16.03.1877
-
31.12.1962
2nd Lt.
23.03.1897
Lt.Gen.
13.02.1933 (half-pay 22.01.1934; full-pay 10.05.1934)
Gen.
19.02.1937 (retd 08.06.1940)

GCB 1939 (KCB 1934; CB 1919); CMG 1917; DSO 1917

23.03.1897


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery



Staff College, Quetta, India 1909-1910; World War I 1914-1919; General Staff Officer Grade 1, 4 Div, France; Brig Gen, General Staff, 20 Corps, Palestine 1917-1918; Brig Gen, General Staff, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Palestine 1918; General Officer Commanding 6 Infantry Bde 1923-1926; Director of Recruiting and Organisation, War Office 1927-1928; Commandant, Imperial Defence College 1929-1931
01.02.1931
-
21.01.1934
Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, War Office
10.05.1934
-
11.10.1937
Chief of General Staff, India
12.10.1937
-
(01.)1940
General Officer Commanding, Central Northern Command
North Eastern Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence 1940-1945.
ADC General to the King, 26.04.1938-08.06.1940. Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 20.06.1934.
Bartlett,
Harry
H. Bartlett (Photo courtesy of Dr Jonathan Bartlett) H. Bartlett (Photo courtesy of Dr Jonathan Bartlett)
Married (1919, Pontypool district) Hilda Mary Hodder (24.09.1895 - (06?).1980); two sons serving in the forces (Capt. William James Osborne Bartlett, MC and Bar, Royal Tank Regiment, and Lt. Harry Royston Bartlett, Royal Marines).
12.02.1895
Pontypridd district, Glamorgan / Mid Glamorgan
-
20.05.1964

Birmingham, Warwickshire
2nd Lt. 13.10.1918, seniority 18.09.1917 [15118]
Lt. 18.03.1919
Capt. 12.09.1928, regimental seniority 13.09.1922
Maj. 12.09.1937
A/Lt.Col. 07.06.1940-06.09.1940
T/Lt.Col. 07.09.1940-19.10.1942
WS/Lt.Col. 20.10.1942
Lt.Col. 20.11.1942 (supernumerary 20.11.1945)
A/Col. 20.04.1942-19.10.1942
T/Col. 20.10.1942-17.05.1944,
05.06.1944-(04.1946)
Col. 15.06.1946, seniority 20.10.1945 (retd 10.03.1949)
local Brig. 30.07.1943-17.05.1944
A/Brig. 05.10.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig. 10.03.1949
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44-45
Mention in Despatches MID 23.12.1918 ?
1914-1920 British War Medal 14|20 BWM - -
Victory Medal VM - -
11.1915 - 17.11.1916 served in the ranks, being mobilized in the Territorial Force, for 360 days
18.11.1916 - 12.10.1918 mobilized in the special Reserve of Officers, for 1 year, 329 days (seconded, Army Signal Service, 08.09.1917-27.06.1920) [serving in France & Belgium 16.01.1917-11.11.1918]
13.10.1918     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
28.06.1920 - 24.10.1922 seconded, Royal Signals
25.10.1922     transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
(03.1931)     served in Egypt
01.10.1932 - 31.10.1935 Adjutant, ... (Aldershot)
24.04.1936 - 06.06.1940 Adjutant, 48th (South Midland) Divisional Signals (Territorial Army) (Birmingham)
20.04.1942 - 15.06.1943 Chief Signal Officer, ...
05.06.1944 - 04.10.1944 Chief Signal Officer, XXX Corps (NW Europe)
1944? - 1945? possibly still on the staff of XXX Corps (in same capacity?)
10.03.1949 - 12.02.1953 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Bartlett,
John Percy
J.P. Bartlett
From Cheltenham.
(12?).1913 ??
Bradford Upon Avon district, Somerset / Wiltshire ??
-
2007
[age 93]
2nd Lt.
23.03.1940 [124739]
WS/Lt.
13.10.1940
T/Capt.
13.10.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
25.08.1942
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
24.01.1946
NW Europe
23.03.1940

 
commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]

Bartlett,
Norman Reginald
N.R. Bartlett
Son of ... Bartlett, and ... Paice.
Married Dorothy Louise Williams-Jerrard.
21.10.1911
Bromley district, Kent
-
2nd Lt. 03.09.1939 [205135]
WS/Lt. 03.03.1941 (reld > 04.1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 65: Senior Establishment Officer, Ministry of Works, Malawi
03.09.1939     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      may have served with 2nd Battalion King's African Rifles (possibly reaching rank of Acting Major)

Bartlett,
William Frederick
W.F. Bartlett (Photo courtesy of Mr Fred Bartlett, via Mr John McLoughlin) W.F. Bartlett (Photo courtesy of Mr Fred Bartlett, via Mr John McLoughlin)
W.F. Bartlett (Photo courtesy of Mr Fred Bartlett, via Mr John McLoughlin)  
Husband of Gwendoline Phyllis Bartlett; one son, one daughter.
1913
Kent
-
19.02.1944
Anzio, Italy
(KIA)
[Anzio War Cemetery, I.K.8]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.12.1942 [255615]
WS/Lt.
?, seniority 12.12.1942
1930
-
1942
served in the ranks, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
12.12.1942


commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission]
12.12.1942 - 19.02.1944 2nd/7th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (killed in action Anzio Bridgehead)
Bartlett,
William James Osborne
W.J.O. Bartlett (Photo courtesy of Dr Jonathan Bartlett)
Son of Brig. Harry Bartlett, CBE, and Hilda Mary Hodder.
Brother of Lt. Harry Royston Bartlett, Royal Marines.
Married 1st (02.1944, Cairo, Egypt; marriage dissolved) Regina C. "Penny" Puglisi; two sons.
Married 2nd (10.04.1953, Droitwich district, Worcestershire) Betty J. Pugh; one son, one daughter.
03.07.1921
Andover district, Hampshire / Wilthsire
-
01.2010 still alive
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 12.07.1941 [197961]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 23.07.1944-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 07.06.1945 NW Europe *
Military Cross MC 23.08.1945 NW Europe **
Education: Imperial Service College (09.1935-03.1939; "C", or, Lawrence House).
12.07.1941     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1944) - (1945) 11th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
(10.1944) (11.1944)  Troop Officer, 3 Troop, "B" Squadron (Battle of the Scheldt)
* Citation for the award of the Military Cross to Temp. Capt. W.J.O. Bartlett: "Captain BARTLETT commanded an assault Buffalo troop on the crossing of the Rhine on 24th March 1945. His task was to cross at H-Hour, 0200 hours and land the leading elements of the assault infantry at MR.133420. During the actual crossing his troop came under intense mortar fire, but without deflecting from his course he landed at the exact predetermined place. Immediately the infantry commenced to dismount from the Buffaloes they were heavily engaged by Light Machine Gun fire. Captain BARTLETT with one member of his crew immediately dismounted, and charging a distance of over seventy yards silenced the machine gun post with grenades. A further post was then located some fifty yards to the right, but once again showing complete disregard for his own safety, Captain BARTLETT immediately led an assault on this post and silenced it with Sten fire and grenades. But for this officer's extreme gallantry and powers of leadership, the operation on this sector would have been seriously jeopardised."
** Citation for the award of a Bar to the Military Cross to Temp. Capt. W.J.O. Bartlett: "Captain BARTLETT was commanding an assault troop of Buffaloes on the crossing of the River IJSSEL on 12th April 1945. The blowing of two gaps between the Buffalo forward assembly area and the river bank was unsuccessful. This officer, however, using great initiative, but only after considerable difficulty, succeeded in getting two Buffaloes over the bund, despite heavy mortar fire, and after making a personal reconnaissance of the length of the bund which was being swept by automatic fire. With these two craft he completed the assault crossing, and on his return to the near bank organised a ferry service with his two Buffaloes, carrying across by this means the remainder of the assaulting infantry. This ferry service was organised under intense enemy fire in an exposed position on the near bank of the river. As the Squadron Reconnaissance Officer had been wounded, this officer assumed the duties of Squadron Reconnaissance Officer and immediately taped and lamped Buffalo exits on the far bank to guide succeeding Buffaloes then ready to proceed along an alternative route."
 
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