British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Bethell,
Richard Bryan Wyndham
R.B.W. Bethell
15.09.1906
Fareham district, Hampshire
-
11.1990
Mendip district, Somerset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36294]
Lt.
30.08.1929
Capt.
24.11.1937
A/Maj.
27.07.1940-26.10.1940
T/Maj.
27.10.1940-27.11.1941
WS/Maj.
28.11.1941
Maj.
30.08.1943
local Lt.Col.
28.08.1940-25.05.1941
A/Lt.Col.
28.08.1941-27.11.1941
T/Lt.Col.
28.11.1941-14.07.1942, 31.08.1942-15.10.1945
WS/Lt.Col.
16.10.1945
Lt.Col.
12.04.1949
A/Col.
16.05.1945-15.10.1945
T/Col.
16.10.1945-23.07.1946,
28.12.1947-06.05.1950
Col.
07.05.1950 (supernumerary 07.05.1956)
A/Brig.
16.04.1945-15.10.1945
T/Brig.
16.10.1945-23.07.1946,
29.01.1951-24.03.1954
Brig.
25.03.1954 (retd 16.07.1959)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.03.1945
NW Europe
Education: psc
30.08.1926


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
02.09.1939
-
26.07.1940
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) (Liaison), ...
27.07.1940
-
27.08.1940
Brigade Major, ...
28.08.1940
-
27.08.1941
General Staff Officer, 2n grade (GSO2), ...
28.08.1941
-
14.07.1942
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
194X
-
194X
Commanding Officer, 181st Field Regiment RA
16.04.1945
-
12.07.1946
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), ...
24.07.1946
-
18.04.1947
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
28.12.1947
-
16.12.1950
Colonel General Staff (Col. GS), RAF Staff College
29.01.1951
-
08.11.1953
Brigadier General Staff (BGS), HQ Northern Command (UK)
15.01.1954
-
09.10.1955
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 43rd Wessex Infantry Division TA
01.01.1956
-
31.07.1956
Commander (Brig.), 89 Army Group Royal Artillery (Field) TA
01.08.1956
-
31.12.1956
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), HQ Royal Artillery, 54th Infantry Division TA
16.07.1959
-
15.09.1964
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Bethell,
William Arthur
W.A. Bethell (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Robson)
?
-
Cadet
? [T/200107]
2nd Lt.
19.02.1944 [311397]
WS/Lt.
19.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Capt.
?
19.02.1944
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]



served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (Kakul, NW Frontier)
Bett,
Harry
H. Bett H. Bett
H. Bett 
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Thomas Bett (1863-1911), and Emma Matilda Fisher (1873-1943).
Married (1925) Agnes Bett (1903? - 1931?).
Partner of Ruth Irene Shaw (20.06.1909 - 21.08.1991), daughter (with one brother) of John Shaw (1874-1956), and Jane Jeffcote (1875-1935); one son.
Residence: (1944) Bagley Wood, Oxford.
27.11.1902
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
-
09.12.1963
Ruislip, Harrow district, Middlesex
2nd Lt. 22.07.1936 [68624]
Lt. 22.07.1939
WS/Capt. 10.02.1942
T/Maj. 10.02.1942-(04.1946)
Maj. 30.06.1950, seniority 01.11.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 24.08.1944 Italy [recommendation available upon request]
Mentioned in Despatches MID 23.03.1944 Sicily
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 04.06.1954 -
09.03.1921 - 22.03.1923 Engine Room Apprentice 5th class, Royal Navy
22.07.1936     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
      Eighth Army Signals (OBE)
22.07.1946 - 24.09.1958 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Beuttler,
Leslie Brindley Bream
L.B.B. Beuttler (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
04.12.1913
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
-
1978
2nd Lt. 31.08.1933 [56683]
Lt. 31.08.1936
A/Capt. 18.06.1940-17.09.1940
T/Capt. 18.09.1940-30.08.1941
Capt. 31.08.1941
A/Maj. 12.03.1941-23.04.1941,
04.10.1943-20.11.1943
T/Maj. 21.11.1943-25.03.1945
WS/Maj. 26.03.1945
Maj. 31.08.1946
A/Lt.Col. 26.12.1944-25.03.1945
T/Lt.Col. 26.03.1945-02.02.1947,
14.01.1953-08.03.1956
Lt.Col. ?
Col. 29.05.1961 (retd 27.03.1963)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.05.1953 ?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 29.03.1945 NW Europe 1944-45
Mentioned in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.10.1951 ?
31.08.1933     commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
06.04.1939 - 17.06.1940 special appointment
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Bevan,
Alan James Bedford
A.J.B. Bevan
Son of Lt.Col. Job James Bevan (1885-1950), Royal Army Ordnance Corps, and Marie Myfanwy Bedford (1893-1979).
Married (1946) Danute Drochneriute (01.08.1925 - 07.03.1991), daughter of Liudvikas Drochneris (?-1995), and Magdalena Ashtramskaite (?-1963), of Lazdijai, Lithuania; one son.
From Briton Ferry, Glamorgan.

30.04.1921
Swansea district, Glamorgan
-
31.01.2003
Mid Warwickshire district, Warwickshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 11.10.1942 [245938]
WS/Lt. 11.04.1943
Lt. 01.03.1948, seniority 11.04.1943
Capt. 11.10.1948
Maj. 11.10.1955 (reld 14.08.1961)
Hon. Maj. 14.08.1961
Military Cross MC 01.03.1945 Arnhem 09.44
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 13.12.1949 -
11.10.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(1944) - (1945) 260 Field Company RE (43rd Wessex Infantry Division) (NW Europe) (evacuation of 1st Airborne Division from Arnhem 09.1944; MC)
01.03.1948 - 14.08.1961 short service commission
Bevan,
Gordon William
G.W. Bevan (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of ... Bevan, and ... Milne.
(12?).1921
Wandsworth district, Greater London / Surrey
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.04.1941 [180523]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 15.01.1945-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44-45
? - 05.04.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
05.04.1941     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
Bevan,
Job James
J.J. Bevan
Son (with six brothers and two sisters) of John Bevan, and Catherine Hopkins.
Married 1st ((12?).1915, Neath district, Glamorgan, Wales; divorced) Marie Myfanwy Bedford (1893-1979); ... children (one daughter, one son?) Maj. Alan James Bedford Bevan, Royal Engineers).
Married 2nd ((12?).1948, Neath district, Glamorgan, Wales) Henrietta Owen.
11.11.1885
Parish of Llansamlet, Swansea district, Glamorgan, Wales
-
29.12.1950
Baglan, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. 15.02.1917
T/Inspector of Ordnance Machinery (IOM) 3rd cl. (on prob) (with rank of Hon. Lt.) 22.11.1917
T/IOM 3rd cl. (with rank of Hon. Lt.) 06.05.1918, seniority 22.11.1917
Hon. Capt. 07.12.1917
Capt. (Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (OME) 3rd cl.) [with pay and allowances for
Lt. (OME 4th cl.)]
05.06.1934 [135859]
T/Maj. (OME 2nd cl.) 01.04.1938
WS/Maj. (OME 2nd cl.) 19.06.1940 (reld 10.10.1942; ill-health)
T/Lt.Col. (OME 1st cl.) 19.06.1940-10.10.1942
Hon. Lt.Col. 10.10.1942
05.12.1914     commissioned, Royal Garrison Artillery [temporary commission]
22.11.1917     transferred, Army Ordnance Department
05.06.1934 - 10.10.1942 Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Bevan,
John Albert
A.D. Beveridge
Married ((09?).1936, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Gabriella Anna Cecelia Censi ((09?).1910 - 22.09.1965), daughter (with one brother and one sister) of Nicolo Guido Censi (1875-1929), and Sylvia Kate Censi (1878-1961); one son, one daughter.
29.02.1912
-
28.04.1986
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 03.09.1939 [100203]
WS/Lt. 03.03.1941 (reld 08.12.1944; disability)
Hon. Lt. 08.12.1944
      late Cadet Corporal, Ellesmere College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
05.04.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
?     possibly with 247th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA
      served with Commandos
28.01.1944     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
Beven,
John Nugent
J.N. Beven (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Beven)
Son (with three sisters and two brothers) of Guy Nugent Beven (1882-1962), and Eleanor Marie Clarke (1887-1969).
Married 1st ((06?).1938, Sheffield district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Eileen Flower (1914 - 1989).
Married 2nd (14.07.1964, Coventry, Warwickshire) Marion E. Archibald.
11.03.1916
Wortley district, Yorkshire
-
12.12.2000
Coventry, Warwickshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.12.1942 [261456]
WS/Lt. 13.06.1943
T/Capt. 08.07.1945-(04.1946)
A/Maj. ? ?
Lt. 24.03.1947, seniority 13.06.1943
Capt. 20.10.1949
09.1939     enlisted service, Royal Artillery (UK, Northern Ireland, Egypt (Western Desert), India/Ceylon/Burma, UK)
13.12.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
24.03.1947 - 04.11.1953 short service commission
04.11.1953 - 24.03.1955 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
24.03.1955 - 07.01.1959 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Beveridge,
Andrew David
A.D. Beveridge
15.07.1911
Glasgow
-
1988
Ealing district, London
2nd Lt. 29.03.1939 [86420]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 06.02.1946-(04.1946)
Capt. 04.10.1948
Maj. 01.01.1953 (retd 28.02.1959)
Territorial Decoration TD 04.08.1950 -
Territorial Decoration TD ? -
Territorial Decoration TD 12.11.1957 2nd clasp
Education: Glasgow Academy (1926-1928).
      late Cadet, Glasgow Academy Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
29.03.1939     commissioned, 54th (Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment - Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
1940     served in France
1942     served Middle East Forces
1942 - 1945 POW (No. 3018) in German captivity (Oflag VIIIF & Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
29.07.1955 - 28.02.1959 transferred, Mobile Defence Corps - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Beveridge,
Arthur Joseph
A.J. Beveridge (© National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x98932) A.J. Beveridge (© National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x98920)
Son of John Beveridge, BL, Arborfield, Grosvenor Road, Dublin, and Jane Healy Manus, Clare, Ireland.
Married (1928) Sheila, daughter of Lt.Col. William MacNamara, Retd RAMC, Dublin; three sons, two daughters (and one son, one
daughter deceased).
21.03.1893
Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland
-
25.09.1959
Venice, Italy
Lt. SR 27.07.1914
Capt. SR 19.01.1916
A/Maj. SR 04.01.1918-15.02.1919,
16.02.1919-26.04.1919
Capt. 01.04.1919, seniority 19.01.1919 [8619]
Maj. 19.07.1927
A/Lt.Col. 27.02.1940-26.03.1940,
03.04.1940-01.06.1940
T/Lt.Col. 02.06.1940-20.10.1941
Lt.Col. 21.10.1941
A/Col. 13.10.1941-12.04.1942
T/Col. 13.04.1942-30.04.1946
Col. 01.05.1946, seniority 21.10.1944
A/Brig. 17.08.1947-02.09.1947
T/Brig. 12.02.1948-14.08.1948,
11.11.1949-27.11.1949
Brig. 28.11.1949
local Maj.Gen. 16.10.1950
T/Maj.Gen. 01.11.1950-07.11.1951
Maj.Gen. 08.11.1951 (retd 29.04.1953)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1953 New Year 53
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 03.06.1935 ?
Military Cross MC 04.02.1918 *
Mentioned in Despatches MID 24.12.1917 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 07.01.1949 ?
? NorMC 11.08.1942 Norwegian Military Cross with laurels
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Defence Medal DefM - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Iraq Operations 1919-1920 Medal & Clasp. Palestine 1946-48 Clasp.
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His dressing station was heavily shelled during an engagement, but owing to his determination, courage and initiative, a large number of wounded were attended to and evacuated from the danger zone.
Education: Belvedere College, Dublin; University College, Dublin. MB, BCH, BAO, NUI, 1915 (1st place 1st Cl. Hons); MSc., NUI, 1919; DPH, QUB, 1927.
27.07.1914     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Special Reserve of Officers
19.07.1915 - 31.03.1919 mobilized Special Reserve (for 3 years, 256 days) [served France & Belgium 04.06.1916-11.11.1918]
01.04.1919     permanent commission, Royal Army Medical Corps
1919 - 1920 served in France
1920 - 1923 served in Mesopotamia
1923 - 1925 served in India
1925 - 1927 served British Army of the Rhine
1928     specialist in Pathology
1928 - 1931 Deputy Assistant Director of Hygiene & Pathology, Jamaica
1935 - 1936 Deputy Assistant Director of Hygiene & Pathology, Malaya
1936 - 1938 Examiner in Pathology, King George V College of Medicine, Singapore
1938 - 1938 Deputy Assistant Director of Pathology, East Anglia Area
1939 - 1940 Physiologist Anti-Gas Laboratory
27.02.1940 - 26.03.1940 Assistant Director of Medical Services, 146th Infantry Brigade (BEF, France)
27.03.1940 - 02.04.1940 Commanding Officer, 196th Field Ambulance, RAMC
03.04.1940 - 24.05.1940 Assistant Director of Medical Services, 146th Infantry Brigade (Norway)
25.05.1940 - 10.1940 Commanding Officer, 23rd Casualty Clearing Station, RAMC
1940 - 1941 Commanding Officer, 221st Field Ambulance, RAMC
1941 - 1943 Assistant Director of Medical Services, 55th Infantry Division (UK & East Africa)
11.1943 - 12.1943 Commanding Officer, No. 6 (West Africa) General Hospital
12.1943 - 01.1944 Commanding Officer, No. 36 (West Africa) General Hospital
27.01.1944 - 28.10.1944 Assistant Director of Medical Services, Sierra Leone Area (West Africa)
1944 - 1945 Commanding Officer, No. 37 (West Africa) General Hospital
1945 - 1945 Assistant Director of Medical Services, 1st Anti-Aircraft Group
12.1945 - 03.1946 Commanding Officer, No. 6 (East Africa) General Hospital
04.1946 - 09.1946 Commanding Officer, No. 1 British Military Hospital
1946 - 1947 Assistant Director of Medical Services, South Palestine Area
1947 - 1948 Assistant Director of Medical Services/Deputy Director of Medical Services, HQ British Troops in Palestine & Trans-Jordan
1948 - 1949 Assistant Director of Medical Services, Aldershot District
1949 - 1950 Deputy Director of Medical Services, HQ Scottish Command
01.11.1950 - 1953 Director of Medical Services, GHQ Middle East Land Forces
02.10.1951 - 29.04.1953 also: King's [from 01.04.1952 Queen's]  Honorary Physician
29.04.1953 - 21.03.1958 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Late Assistant Medical Officer of Health, Lincolnshire County Council.
Published: several scientific articles in Journal of Royal Army Medical Corps, 1935-1949
Bews,
Alastair Innes
A.I. Bews
Son of William J.L. Bews, and Mary A. Innes.
(09?).1917
Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
01.2009
Sun City West, Arizona, USA
Cadet
? [10350998]
2nd Lt.
30.12.1944 [337956]
WS/Lt.
30.06.1945 (reld 15.06.1947)
T/Capt.
22.10.1945
Hon. Capt.
15.06.1947
30.12.1944


commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Bews,
Ian Charles Randall
I.C.R. Bews

Married ((09?).1942, Hemsworth district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Margaret Jackson.
07.06.1919
Kings Norton district, Staffordshire / Warwickshire
-
(03?).1978
Surrey South Eastern district, Surrey

2nd Lt.
19.06.1943 [281244]
WS/Lt.
19.12.1943
19.06.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Bews,
John Thomas
J.T. Bews
07.02.1886
Luton, Bedfordshire
-
(03?).1958
Harrow district
Lt. QM
22.03.1930 [45201]
Capt. QM
22.03.1938
Maj. QM
01.02.1940 (retd 07.02.1941; age) (reactivated & retd 26.08.1948)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
< 1930
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
22.06.1915
?
Italian Bronze Medal for Military Valour (26.05.1917); Meritorious Service Medal; 1914 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal



served in the (Royal) Army Service Corps:
in the ranks for 14 years, 295 days,
as Warrant Officer (WO) Class 2 for 292 days,
as acting WO Class 1 for 1 year, 185 days,
as temporary WO Class 1 for 4 years, 122 days,
as WO Class 1 for 7 years, 275 days
09.08.1914
19.04.1918
-
-
12.01.1918
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium
22.03.1930


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps
Bews,
Thomas Athol
T.A. Bews
Married ((06?).1934, Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland) Myrtle A. Ing.
07.02.1901
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland
-
(06?).1969
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland
Cadet
? [14649140]
2nd Lt.
23.06.1944 [325209]
WS/Lt.
? (reld 20.07.1945; disability)
Hon. Lt.
20.07.1945
23.06.1944

commissioned into the Royal Army Pay Corps [emergency commission]
Bews,
Thomas Elwyn
T.E. Bews
25.03.1906
Redruth district, Cornwall
-
29.02.1988
Reading district, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
01.02.1941 [316458]
WS/Lt.
01.08.1942
WS/Capt.
? (reld 18.11.1946)
Hon. Maj.
18.11.1946
01.02.1941


commissioned into the Royal Corps of Engineers, African Colonial Force [emergency commission]



served in the Kenya Regiment
Sub-Postmaster.
Bews,
William Edward Stephen
W.E.S. Bews
?
-
Cadet
? [3253949]
2nd Lt.
01.04.1944 [314762]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1944
01.04.1944

commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Bews,
William Noel
W.N. Bews
Son of ... Bews, and ... Tann.
(03?).1926
Holborn district, London / Middlesex
-
Cadet
? [14436240]
2nd Lt.
16.12.1944 [334673]
WS/Lt.
16.06.1945
16.12.1944


commissioned into The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
01.01.1949


transferred to Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Bickerdike,
Stanley Ronald
S.R. Bickerdike
Second son of Ernest Augustus Bickerdike (1878-1923), and Elizabeth Marion Hoare (1879-1947).
Married (11.03.1946, Wesley College, Australia) Nancy Treyvaud Gregory, only daughter of M.N. Gregory, and G.I.R. Gregory (née ...), of Glen Iris; one daughter.
(03?).1919
Hackney district, London
-
1961
on board ms Oranje returning to Australia
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.10.1940 [151434]
WS/Lt. 05.04.1942 (demobilized > 04.1946, < 04.1947) (reld 28.10.1953)
Hon. Capt. 28.10.1953
Electrical engineer.
? - 05.10.1940 151st Officer Cadet Training Unit
05.10.1940     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Biggart,
Thomas Ronald
"Ron" / "Timmy"
T.R. Biggart
From Bude, Cornwall.
21.01.1909
Cardiff district, Glamorgan
-
08.1990
Honiton district, Devon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.07.1936 [68599]
Capt.
18.07.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
09.12.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Maj.
01.05.1949 (retd 09.01.1951)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
18.02.1943
Middle East 05-10.42
Mentioned in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Territorial Decoration TD
21.04.1950
TD with 1st Clasp
17.07.1936


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment - Territorial Army
17.07.1936
-
18.07.1939
6th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment
18.07.1939
-
?
9th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



2nd Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment
27.07.1948


transferred to Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
09.01.1951
-
23.05.1959
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Biggs,
Colin Arthur Evans
C.A.E. Biggs (Photo courtesy of Mr Julian Biggs)

Son of William Edward Biggs (1881-1952), and Edith Jane Dixon Overy (1879-1963).
Married ((03?).1941, Surrey North Western district, Surrey) Pamela Blanche Webster (18.07.1918 - 12.2001); one son, one duaghter.
29.09.1914
West Ham district, Essex
-
23.10.2007
Ryde, Isle of Wight
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.11.1940 [158534]
WS/Lt. 05.03.1942
T/Capt. 05.03.1942-(04.1946)
T/Maj. 1946?
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Education: staff course, Staff College, Quetta.
30.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      attached, Indian Army
Farmer.
Billetop,
Torben Christian
"Ian"
T.C. Billetop (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis) T.C. Billetop (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis)
T.C. Billetop (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis)
Son of Torben Christian Billetop (1861-1931), and Mary Errington Douglas Dixon (1896-1977).
Married ((12?).1949, Leicester district, Leicestershire) Jessie Mary Stewart (11.1920 - ); ... children.
10.1920
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
-
22.03.2013
Leicester, Leicestershire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.12.1942 [261434]
WS/Lt. 23.06.1943 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Capt. 14.05.1945-(08.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 08.1946, < 12.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 22.06.1993 -
23.12.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1943 - 1945 served in India & Burma (obtained parachute qualification)
1945/46?     30 Corps (Germany)
For many years general sales manager, Clipper Manufacturing Co Ltd, was 1972 promoted to general manager responsible for the sales of all products, service and distribution.
Bindloss,
John Philipp Caulton
J.P.C. Bindloss (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Loveday)
Son of Charles Caulton Bindloss (1885-1956), and Dorothea Natalia Breithaupt (1891-1963), of Southgate, London.
Married 1st ((12?).1940, Barnet district, Middlesex) ... Knights.
Married 2nd (23.04.1947, Tadcaster, Barkston Ash district, Yorkshire) Marjorie Pearson, only daughter of Mr & Mrs George Pearson, of Collingham Bridge, Yorkshire; ... children (one daughter?).
06.01.1913
Barnet district, Greater London
-
04.01.1965
Huddersfield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 16.11.1940 [156887]
WS/Lt. 16.05.1942
T/Capt. 06.09.1942-(04.1944),
31.03.1945-07.05.1946
WS/Capt. 08.05.1946
T/Maj. 08.05.1946-(04.1947)
Maj. 01.06.1954
Territorial Decoration TD 30.12.1955 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 06.03.1947 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 30.12.1955 1st clasp
? - 16.11.1940 either 122nd, 123rd, 124th or Survey Officer Cadet Training Unit
16.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1946)     British Army of the Rhine
16.11.1955 - ? Mobile Defence Corps - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
? - 09.02.1963 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Binney,
Thomas Lindsay
T.L. Binney
22.08.1904
Richmond district, Surrey
-
14.08.1982
Perth Royal Infirmary
2nd Lt.
29.01.1925
...
...
T/Lt.Col.
03.06.1942-24.01.1943,
30.06.1943-(01.1946)
...
...
Brig.
28.10.1954 (retd 28.05.1956)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 04.04.1952 ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 1949 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 ?
Education: Sherborne College (1920-1923); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (prize cadetship); Staff College (psc).
29.01.1925


commissioned, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
06.1943
-
04.1944
Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion The Cameronians
04.1944
-
?
staff appointment (West Africa)
Bird,
Sir Clarence August
C.A. Bird
Married (1919) Dorothea Marian (died 1982), MBE 1918, K­i­H 1932, daughter of late Major W.E. Nichols; one son (and one son died on active service).
05.02.1885
Hesse, Whalley
-
30.07.1986
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
2nd Lt.
21.12.1904 3212]
Lt.
23.06.1907
Capt.
30.10.1914
A/Maj.
14.10.1917-09.12.1917
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1918
Maj.
24.09.1922
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1926
Lt.Col.
31.12.1929
Col.
11.11.1933, seniority 01.01.1929
T/Brig.
08.11.1935-31.07.1939
local Maj.Gen.
28.08.1939
Maj.Gen.
01.10.1939, seniority 04.01.1938
A/Lt.Gen.
01.07.1941
Lt.Gen.
25.12.1941, seniority 08.08.1941 (retd 31.07.1944; Indian Pension)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire KCIE
1943
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1940
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1917
?
Education: Cheltenham College; psc
1904


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers
1907
-
1913
served in India
1914
-
1915
Indian Expeditionary Force (France)
1916
-
1917
British Expeditionary Force (France)
1917
-
1925
served in India
1921


Staff College, Camberley
1922
-
1925
Army HQ, India
1925


Army Course, London School of Economics
1926
-
1929

Chief Instructor in Fortification, School of Military Engineering, Chatham
1930
-
1933
Commandant, KGVO Bengal Sappers & Miners (India)
11.11.1933
-
07.11.1935
Assistant Quarter-Master General (AMGQ), Aldershot Command
08.11.1935
-
31.07.1939
Chief Engineer, Aldershot Command
1939
-
1942
Engineer-in-Chief, Army HQ, India
01.04.1942
-
1944
Master-General of Ordnance (MGO), India
Regional Commissioner, NW Region, Department of Food, Government of India, 1944-1945. Special Commissioner, 1945-1947. Divisional Food Officer, North Midland Division, Ministry of Food, 1947-1948. Chairman, Rhodesia Railways, 1948-1953.
Colonel Commandant, Royal Engineers, 11.07.1942-1952. Colonel Commandant, Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1944-1948.
FRSA.
Bird,
Frederick Joseph Golding
"John"
F.J.G. Bird
Elder son of Lt.Col. F.G. Bird, and ... Turner.
Married ((06?).1968, North East Cheshire district, Cheshire) Muriel "Muir" Royle; no children.
(06?).1920
Hinckley district, Leicestershire
-
24.06.2009
Park House Court Nursing Home, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941 [194901]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1940 (reld 05.1946)
Education: Stockport Grammar School.
07.1939     enlisted, Royal Signals - Territorial Army
05.07.1941     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
30.07.1942     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
20.11.1943     transferred, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
(03.1945)     HQ 23rd (Chindit) Infantry Brigade
Returned to work with Barclays Bank, serving the bank for 40 years in the Greater Manchester region, finally being responsible for a sub-branch. He was reared in the Liberal tradition, and stood as a candidate whilst in the army overseas just after World Ward II. He served in many offices in Hazel Grove constituency and during his retirement in Pembrokeshire, including as agent for Mr. Patrick Jones in 1987.
Birdsall,
George Edward
G.E. Birdsall (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Birdsall)
From Richmond, Surrey.
15.06.1901
-
1979
Greater London
RSM ?
Lt. (QM) 10.09.1940 [147393]
WS/Capt. (QM) 10.09.1943
Maj. (QM) 24.08.1949 (retd 06.06.1955)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 24.08.1944 Italy
      served in the ranks for 9 years, 81 days
      served as Warrant Officer Class 2 for 7 years, 203 days
      served as Warrant Officer Class 1 for 4 years, 132 days
10.09.1940     commissioned, The East Surrey Regiment [emergency commission]
(1944)     1st Battalion The East Surrey Regiment (Italy)
11.06.1944     permanent commission
Birdwood,
the Lord;
Birdwood, William Riddell;
1st Baron of Anzac and of Totnes;
1st Baronet

Lord Birdwood
Lord Birdwood
Lord Birdwood
13.09.1865
Kirkee, India
-
17.05.1951
Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London
...
...
Field Marshal
20.03.1925

GCB (1923), GCSI (1930), GCMG (1919), GCVO (1937), CIE (1908), DSO (1908), DCL, LL.D., qs

...
-
...
...



no active WW II service known, but carried on in the Army List
Colonel, 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), 17.02.1920-17.05.1951. Colonel, Probyn's Horse (5th King Edward VII's Own Lancers), 21.06.1924-17.05.1951. Colonel, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 12.03.1926-17.05.1951. Colonel Commandant, 13th Frontier Force Rifles. Colonel, Royal Horse Guards, 13.02.1933-17.05.1951.
Birkenhead,
George Kenyon
G.K. Birkenhead
Son of George Henry Birkenhead, and Annie Kenyon.
Married ((09?).1939, Manchester district, Lancashire) Phyllis H. Harvey.
17.04.1917
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
(03?).1981
Bolton district, Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.05.1943 [273849]
WS/Lt. 07.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. (1946)
Lt. 14.11.1948, seniority 07.11.1943
Capt. 26.09.1952
Mentioned in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
07.05.1943     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
14.11.1948     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
Birks,
Horace Leslie
H.L. Birks
Married (1920) Gladys Hester (died 1957), MBE, daughter of Lieut­Col Hugh Harry Haworth Aspinall, OBE; one son.
07.05.1897
Hackney district, Greater London, Middlesex
-
25.03.1985
New Forest district, Hampshire
T/2nd Lt.
25.02.1917-24.08.1918
T/Lt.
25.08.1918-04.12.1920
Lt.
15.12.1920, seniority 25.07.1919 [22474]
Lt.
29.09.1923, seniority 25.07.1919
Capt.
31.01.1930
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1936
Maj.
01.08.1938
local Lt.Col.
10.11.1937-25.10.1939
A/Lt.Col.
07.11.1939-06.02.1940
T/Lt.Col.
07.02.1940-02.02.1941
WS/Lt.Col.
03.02.1941
A/Col.
07.11.1939-01.12.1939,
28.08.1940-02.02.1941
T/Col.
03.02.1941-20.12.1943
WS/Col.
21.12.1943
Col.
01.01.1944, seniority 21.12.1943 (retd 01.08.1946)
A/Brig.
22.09.1941-21.03.1942
T/Brig.
22.03.1942-20.12.1943
A/Maj.Gen.
21.12.1942-20.12.1943
T/Maj.Gen.
21.12.1943-28.06.1944,
28.8.1944-...
Hon. Maj.Gen.
01.08.1946
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
13.12.1945
Italy
Distinguished Service Order DSO
25.04.1941
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
01.04.1941
Middle East 08.39-11.40
Mention in Despatches MID
08.07.1941
Middle East 12.40-02.41
1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: University College School; Staff College, Quetta (1927-1928)
23.02.1915


enlisted, London Rifle Brigade and served in the ranks for 2 years, 1 day
01.09.1915
-
07.07.1916
served France & Belgium (wounded)
1916
-
1917
served with Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps (UK)
09.07.1917
-
28.11.1917
served 2 Company, D Battalion Tank Corps, 1st Tank Brigade on Western Front, France & Belgium (wounded)
1918
-
1924
served in UK
01.08.1920
-
27.12.1923
Assistant Instructor (Class GG), Tank Driving and Maintenance School (temp.)
15.12.1920


commissioned into the Worcestershire Regiment, but seconded to the Tank Corps
29.09.1923


transferred to the Royal Tank Corps (later: Royal Tank Regiment)
1924
-
1926
1st Armoured Car Company, Royal Tank Corps (India)
1927
-
1928
staff officer at Staff College, Quetta (India)
1929
-
1930
6th Armoured Car Company, Royal Tank Corps (India)
28.04.1930
-
30.04.1932
Staff Captain, 55th (West Lancashire) Division, TA, Western Command (UK)
01.05.1932
-
27.04.1934
General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3), Western Command (UK)
1934
-
1934
1st Light Battalion Royal Tank Corps (UK)
19.01.1935
-
13.10.1937
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (UK)
10.11.1937
-
16.03.1938
specially employed, Staff College, Quetta (India)
17.03.1938
-
25.10.1939
Instructor (General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2)), Staff College, Quetta
01.12.1939
-
27.08.1940
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), 7th Armoured Division, Army of the Nile
28.08.1940
-
00.00.1941
Second-in-Command, 4th Armoured Brigade (Egypt, Libya) (DSO, despatches twice)
22.09.1941
-
01.11.1941
Commander, 126th Infantry Brigade (UK), redesignated:
01.11.1941
-
25.07.1942
Commander, 11th Armoured Brigade (UK), redesignated:
25.07.1942
-
25.10.1942
Commander, 11th Tank Brigade (UK)
21.12.1942
-
11.01.1943
General Officer Commanding, ? Division
12.01.1943
-
28.06.1944
General Officer Commanding, 10th Armoured Division (Syria, Egypt)
28.08.1944
-
?
Major-General, Royal Armoured Corps, Central Meditteranean Force (CB)
01.08.1946
-
07.05.1955
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Secretary, University College Hospital Medical School, 1946-1963.
Bisdee,
Morris Sutherland Worgan
M.S.W. Bisdee
26.03.1909
Launceston, Tasmania
-
Lt.
24.01.1933 [58237]
Capt.
24.01.1935, seniority 01.05.1934
A/Maj.
27.03.1940-26.06.1940
T/Maj.
27.06.1940-09.11.1942
WS/Maj.
10.11.1942
Maj.
24.01.1943
A/Lt.Col.
10.08.1942-09.11.1942
T/Lt.Col.
10.11.1942-25.02.1946
Lt.Col.
28.02.1948
T/Col.
27.03.1954-31.05.1956
Col.
01.06.1956 (retd 01.09.1964)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1953
New Year 53
1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Burma Star; Defence Medal; War Medal

MRCS; LRCP (London, 1932)
24.01.1933


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [permanent commission]
24.01.1933
-
23.01.1934
seconded
1936
-
1940
Ceylon
1940
-
1942
Middle East Forces
1942
-
1944
Commanding Officer, 60th Field Ambulance (India/Burma)
1944
-
1945
Commanding Officer of a British Military Hospital/Combined Military Hospital (India/Burma)
1945
-
1946
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), HQ Allied Land Forces Norway
26.02.1946
-
14.01.1948
Instructor & Medical Officer, Army School of Chemical Warfare
1948
-
1949
Principal Medical Officer, HQ British Military Administration Eritrea
1950


Commanding Officer, Field Ambulance (Cadre) and Connaught Hospital
28.08.1950
-
24.12.1953
Assistant Director-General Army Medical Services, War Office (Army Medical Department 7)
14.04.1954
-
1957
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), HQ Land Forces Hong Kong
1957
-
1961
Deputy Director of Medical Services (DDMS), HQ British Army of the Rhine
1961
-
1963
Commanding Officer, British Military Hospital Iserlohn
1963
-
1964
Assistant Director-General Army Medical Services, War Office/Ministry of Defence (Army Medical Department 7)
01.09.1964
-
26.03.1967
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Bisgood,
Francis Hubert St Ledger
"Frank"
R.B.P. Gisgood
Son (with two brothers) of Edward Nicholas Bisgood (1868-1949), and Nina Cramer, of Old Court Mansions, London W8.
Brother of Maj. Richard B.P. Bisgood, RA.
Married ((03?).1959, Westminster district, London)
24.08.1913
Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
02.1992
Surrey Southwestern district
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 13.05.1939 [87613]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 29.10.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Downside School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
13.05.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army (Honourable Artillery Company)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA (52nd Anti-Tank Regiment RA) (served France & Belgium; Dunkirk)
? - 24.08.1963 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Bisgood,
Richard Bertram Philip
R.B.P. Gisgood
Son (with two brothers) of Edward Nicholas Bisgood (1868-1949), and Nina Cramer, of Old Court Mansions, London W8.
Brother of Capt. Francis H.St.L. Bisgood, RA.

Married (14.04.1951, St Mary's Church, Ardee) Audrey Edwina Carroll (13.03.1927-), daughter of Walter John Carroll (1886-1970), and Rose Mary Smith, of Charlville Dunleer, Co. Louth; three sons, two daughters.
05.09.1915
Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
2nd Lt. 13.05.1939 [87612]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
Lt. 11.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 23.10.1941-(04.1946)
A/Maj. 1946?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Territorial Decoration TD 15.01.1974 -
      late Cadet Corporal, Downside School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
13.05.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army (Honourable Artillery Company)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA (52nd Anti-Tank Regiment RA) (served France & Belgium; Dunkirk)
1940? - 1945? Adjutant, 73rd Anti-Tank Regiment RA (UK, North Africa, Sicily/Italy, UK, NW Europe)
? - 05.09.1965 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Bishop,
George Walden
G.W. Bishop
From Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire.
?
-
Master Staff Sergeant
?
2nd Lt.
03.02.1941 [169374]
WS/Lt.
16.02.1942
T/Capt.
16.02.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 21.12.1944 Italy



served in the ranks
03.02.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(1944)


served in Italy
Bittlestone,
Robert
"Bob"
R. Bittlestone
Son of Mason and Isa Annison Bittlestone.
Married (11.03.1949, Putney) June Richardson (17.06.1924 - 09.12.2009), daughter (with one brother) of Dudleigh Blaid Richardson (1900-1950), and Florence Alice Mary Soubry (1903-1994); one daughter, one son.
28.12.1910
Sunderland district, Co. Durham
-
28.07.1994
Pittance Wood, Smithwood Common, Cranleigh, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 11.10.1941 [210909]
WS/Capt. 27.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 27.10.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946
11.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
13.07.1955 - 28.12.1965 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Black,
Arthur Donald
A.D. Black

Son of ... Black, and ... Mawby.
(09?).1913
Leicester district, Leicestershire
-
21.04.2008
[aged 94]
Bombr.
?
2nd Lt.
02.09.1939 [97618]
WS/Lt.
02.03.1941
T/Capt.
01.08.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
?
Maj.
11.01.1959 (retd 31.10.1961)
Territorial Decoration TD
?
-
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized, TA
02.09.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army



served South Nottingham Hussars
?
-
10.01.1959
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
11.01.1959
-
31.10.1961
Territorial Army
Black,
Dudley Allen
D.A. Black (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
03.01.1910
Hampstead, London
-
07.1997
Bracknell district, Berkshire
Cadet ? [1455022]
2nd Lt. 27.11.1941 [220059]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
A/Capt. ?
Hon. Lt. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 23.06.1986

-

      served in the ranks, 273rd (Honourable Artillery Company) Anti-Aircraft Battery RA
27.11.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      372nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (NW Europe)
Black,
Gilbert William
G.W. Black
21.09.1920 ?
West Ham district, Essex ?
-
05.2006 ?
Crawley district, West Sussex ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 29.03.1941 [180248]
WS/Lt. 29.09.1942
WS/Capt. 14.01.1945
T/Maj. 14.01.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Burma
29.03.1941     commissioned, The Essex Regiment [emergency commission]
(03.1945)     HQ 23rd (Chindit) Infantry Brigade
Black,
James Desmond
J.D. Black
Son of ... Black, and ... Cowley.
Resided Kirkcudbrightshire.
(03?).1924
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lnacashire
-
20/21.09.1944
(executed) [age 20]
[Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany, 3.K.13]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
05.02.1943 [262193]
WS/Lt.
05.08.1943
05.02.1943


commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) [emergency commission]
01.04.1944


transferred, Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps (served A Squadron, 2nd SAS Regiment)
12.08.1944
-
15.09.1944
took part in Operation Loyton (SAS patrol in eastern France) (wounded in action while trying to get back to the own lines, captured and executed by the Gestapo near St Die, France)
Blackadder,
Eric Stronach
E.S. Blackadder
Son (with one sister) of Charles Blackadder (1885-1966), and Margaret Paul Grant (1883-).
Married (12.07.1943, Plymouth district, Devon) Ann Felicity Mary Trotter (03.03.1918 - 11.10.1998), daughter of Frowyke Trotter (1886-1946), and Margaret Mary Comley-Little; one son, one daughter.
24.10.1918
Null, Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland
-
03.07.1999
Leicester, Leicestershire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.10.1941 [214223]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 08.07.1945-(08.1946) (reld > 08.1946, < 12.19467)
25.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
? - ? West Africa School of Infantry
14.11.1944     transferred, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
Blackborow,
Richard Leslie
R.L. Blackborow
17.06.1908
Alverstoke district, Hampshire
-
04.1990

Worthing district, West Sussex
Serjt.
?
Lt.
30.12.1939 [109609]
A/Capt.
02.09.1940-01.12.1940
T/Capt.
02.12.1940-16.04.1942
WS/Capt.
17.04.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Maj.
17.01.1942-16.04.1942
T/Maj.
17.04.1942-30.09.1942
Capt.
01.08.1949, seniority 17.04.1942
Lt. (QM)
01.12.1951
Capt. (QM)
01.12.1951, seniority 25.05.1951
Maj. (QM)
01.12.1951, seniority 26.06.1951 (retd 17.06.1961)
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal LSGCM
30.01.1948
?



served in the ranks for 16 years, 237 days
30.12.1939


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 31.07.1949]
(06.1944)


possibly Platoon Commander, 106th Bridging Company RASC (Normandy)
01.08.1949
-
30.11.1951
short service commission
01.12.1951
-
16.06.1961
permanent commission
17.06.1961
-
17.06.1963
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Blackburn,
Frank
F. Blackburn
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.01.1941 [170529]
WS/Lt 19.05.1942
T/Capt. 10.04.1944-(04.1947)
Hon. Maj. ?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 18.02.1949 1st clasp
? - 25.01.1941 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
25.01.1941     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
(1941)     657th Company RE (Bicester)
26.01.1942     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers
Blackburne,
Sidney John Joseph
S.J.J. Blackburne
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
19.09.1910
-
19.12.1955
2nd Lt. 14.06.1940 [133691]
WS/Lt. 14.10.1940
T/Capt. 14.10.1940-27.04.1944
WS/Capt. 28.04.1944 (reld 02.08.1947)
T/Maj. 28.04.1944-(04.1947)
Lt. 22.02.1947, seniority 19.09.1935 (notification cancelled 15.08.1947)
Hon. Maj. 02.08.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 15.06.1952 HM's birthday 52: British subject resident in Austria
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Italy
14.06.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
22.03.1941     transferred, Army Catering Corps
Blackmore,
Robert David
R.L. Blackborow
Son of ... Blackmore, and ... Couchman.
(09?).1919
Eastbourne district, Sussex
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.07.1940 [138429]
WS/Capt.
13.12.1943 (reld 18.11.1946)
T/Maj.
13.12.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
18.11.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy
?
-
04.07.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
04.07.1940


commissioned, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]



served in North Africa & Italy
Blake,
Edwin Maurice
E.M. Blake
Son of Edwin Holmes Blake and Rosa Blake; husband of Margaret Mary Carr Blake, of Colaton Raleigh, Devon.
23.07.1899
Wandsworth district, London / Surrey
-
14.11.1943

(KIA) [age 44]
[Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, XV.A.9]
2nd Lt.
20.09.1918 [22459]
Lt.
20.03.1920
Capt.
01.10.1929
Maj.
01.08.1938
T/Lt.Col.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.11.1943
Sicily
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
23.09.1943
North Africa
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
04.06.1934
HM's birthday 34
World War I: British War Medal; Victory Medal
20.09.1918


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
01.08.1919
-
10.1919
served in Russia
(03.1931)


served in India
(06.1933)
-
(06.1934)
Adjutant, Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners (India)
(01.1937)


served at London
21.01.1937
-
1939?
Adjutant, ... (Territorial Army)
?
-
09.1939
Officer Commanding, 7th Field Company RE (Colchester)
?
-
14.11.1943
attached HQ 78th Infantry Division (Italy)
Blake,
Keith Gordon
K.G. Blake
Son of Henry Albert Blake, and Isabel Susan Balfour, of Portsmouth.
Married (25.06.1938, Bedhampton PArish Church) Eileen Dugan Lloyd, daughter of David Thomas Lloyd, of Llanybydder, Carms.
03.06.1910
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
11.10.1982
Guildford, Surrey
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 09.12.1939 [109123]
WS/Lt. 09.06.1941 (demobilized at Guildford 11.10.1945)
A/Capt. 12.11.1942-11.02.1943
T/Capt. 12.02.1943-(07.1944)
Hon. Capt. 11.10.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 14.06.1969 HM's birthday 69: as Assistant Solicitor, Board of Inland Revenue
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 28.11.1946 -
Education:  Portsmouth Grammar School; Caius College, Cambridge (MA, LLB).
Solicitor, 11.1935; Junior Legal Assistant, Inland Revenue Department, 12.1937; joined staff of Solicitor to Board of Inland Revenue 1938.
16.01.1939     enlisted, City of London Yeomanry - Territorial Army (22.07.1939 TA Camp)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
09.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
 12.1939 -  07.1942 83rd Battery, 16th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Sevenoaks, from 07.04.1940 Chatham Dockyard, 26.06.1941 to Yeovil Camp on formation of 283rd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (Rough Riders))
02.07.1942 - 04.1943 redesignated: 1st Airlanding Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (Bulford)
04.1943 - 09.1944 remained at Bulford for formation of 6th Airborne Division (06.06.1944-03.09.1944 Normandy, France)
24.09.1944 - 29.01.1945 2nd Airlanding Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA, 29.01.1945 split up in 5th & 6th (Airlanding) Anti-Tank Batteries RA
29.01.1945 - 05.1945 6th Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery RA (Bulford, from 03.1945 NW Europe)
Assistant Solicitor of Inland Revenue, 1950 (CBE).
Blake-Cockfield,
Reginald William
R.W. Blake-Cockfield
14.10.1909
-
12.1996
Southampton district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 30.03.1932 (reld 22.02.1936)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.12.1942 [51418]
WS/Lt. 19.06.1943
WS/Capt. ? (reld 29.03.1948)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 29.08.1948
30.03.1932     commissioned, Royal Tank Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
10.12.1932     transferred, The Prince of Wales's  Volunteers (South Lancashire) - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
19.12.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Blakely,
Frederick William Kenneth
F.W.K. Blakely (Photo courtesy of Mr John Blakely)
Married Elizabeth East Hawkins; three sons.
17.11.1907
Ballyshannon, Ireland
-
14.03.1973
Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada
[Cemetery: Field Of Honour, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada]
2nd Lt.
23.03.1940 [123420]
A/Lt.
12.09.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
13.01.1943
T/Maj.
13.01.1943-(04.1946)
23.03.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Transportation Branch) [emergency commission]
14.08.1940
-
(04.1941)
specially employed as Movement Control Officer
01.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
a Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, Directorate of Freight Movement, Department of the Quartermaster-General to the Forces, War Office
Blamey,
Edward John
E.J. Blamey (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 17.07.1942 [239418]
WS/Lt. 17.01.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Military Cross MC 20.07.1944 Italy [recommendation available upon request]
17.07.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942) - (1943) 1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk, Middle East (1942), Sicily & Italy (1943-1944) (MC)
Bland,
Frederick John
F.J. Bland
Son of Frederick Bland, and Rhoda Elizabeth Bland (née Early).
Husband of Phyllis Rosina Bland, of South Chingford, Essex.

(09?).1919
West Ham district, Essex / Greater London
-
22.06.1944

(KIA) [age 24]
[Ranville War Cemetery, France, IIA.C.6]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.06.1943 [284108]
WS/Lt.
19.12.1943
A/Capt.
06.1944?
Military Cross MC
31.08.1944
Normandy
19.06.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
?
-
22.06.1944
716 (Airborne) Light Composite Company, RASC
Blandford,
Thomas Claude
T.C. Blandford T.C. Blandford
Son of James Blandford (1855-1935), and Agnes Lancaster King (1864-1954).
Married ((09?).1916, St Martin district, London) Clementine Constance Woods (24.06.1897 - 05.09.1967); four daughters.
26.11.1893
Portsmouth, Portsea Island district, Hampshire
-
10.05.1962
Wivenhoe, Essex
Cpl.
? [2166 & 200337]
T/2nd Lt.
? [11790]
T/Lt.
01.07.1917
Lt. (prob)
22.01.1921
Lt.
? (retd 16.02.1923; receiving a gratuity)
Lt. RARO
16.02.1923, seniority 07.04.1919
Lt.
23.12.1939
T/Capt.
01.06.1940-02.04.1940
WS/Capt.
03.04.1941
A/Maj.
02.01.1941-(04.1941)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
22.12.1948
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Territorial Force War Medal TFWM
-
-
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
& clasp 1st Army
Italy Star It St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr & G St
-
-
Defence Medal DefM
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-



served in the ranks, Hampshire Regiment
?


commissioned, Northamptonshire Regiment [temporary commission]
22.01.1921
-
16.02.1923
commissioned, Army Educational Corps [permanent commission]
16.02.1923
-
22.12.1948
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
23.12.1939


transferred, [Auxiliary Military] Pioneer Corps
Blenkinsopp,
John George
J.G. Blenkinsopp (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive) J.G. Blenkinsopp (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive)
J.G. Blenkinsopp
Son (with one brother) of Albert Blenkinsopp (1892-1972), and Sarah Annie Golightly (1896-1930).
Married ((06?).1946, North East Cheshire district, Cheshire) Joan Warburton (16.12.1919 - 07.2004); one daughter, two sons.
Residence: (1943) East Murton, Co. Durham.
13.04.1916
Houghton, Co. Durham
-
12.2001
Hereford district, Herefordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.06.1942 [243999]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942
A/Capt. 14.05.1943-13.11.1943
T/Capt. 14.11.1943-13.08.1944,
28.12.1944-15.08.1947
Lt. 01.06.1947, seniority 21.06.1942
Lt. 16.08.1947, seniority 03.03.1941
Capt. 16.08.1947, seniority 01.07.1946
Maj. 27.12.1951 (retd 10.05.1958)
Military Cross MC 25.02.1943 Middle East (Egypt & Libya) [recommendation available upon request]
      served in the ranks for 6 years, 28 days
      Warrant Officer Class II (acting) for 324 days
21.06.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 31.05.1947]
      4th Field Regiment RA (Middle East) (MC)
(06.1944)     No. 1 Forward Observation Unit RA (Airborne)
01.06.1947     short service commisison
16.08.1947     permanent commisison
Blennerhassett,
John Gerard
J.G. Blennerhassett
Son of Arnold H. Blennerhassett (1885-1967), and Margaret Anne McGuirk (1872-1959).
Married Amelia Paulina Battaglia (1913 - 2009); one daughter.
25.07.1910
Wandsworth district, London
-
04.1994
Chichester, Sussex
Cadet ? [14413649]
2nd Lt. 30.10.1943 [299623]
WS/Lt. 30.04.1944 (reld 02.09.1952)
30.10.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
A relative writes: "John lived in Buenos Aires and sailed for Sierra Leone en route to UK to volunteer for service. His ship was torpedoed by a German u-boat. Most passengers were rescued. He later travelled to UK and served in the forces. After the war he stayed on for another year serving in India."
Bliss,
Colin Leo
C.L. Bliss
Son (with one sister and six brothers) of John Wilfred Bliss (1872-1931), and Dora Amy Louise Andrews (1872-1949).
Married (28.03.1932, St Lawrence Church, Bedford, Bedfordshire) Anne May Moore (06.12.1907 - 06.12.1968), daughter (with one brother and one sister) of Lewis Moore (1874-1949), and Mary McCarthy (1882-1948); two sons. Anne Bliss remarried (1947) Colin Melville Quantrell.

27.04.1907
Sandy, Biggleswade district, Bedfordshire
-
10.07.1944
Le Mesnil, Eure, Haute Normandie, France
(DOW) [age 37]
[Ranville War Cemetery, IA, B, 1]
[commemorated at the Bedford Modern School WW2 Memorial]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 28.11.1942 [253486]
WS/Lt. 28.05.1943
T/Capt. 09.09.1943-07.1944
Education: Bedford School (1919-1922).
28.11.1942     commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
02.01.1943     transferred, The Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
? - 10.07.1944 12th (10th Battalion The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regiment]) Battalion The Parachute Regiment (France [died of wound received in action])
Blofield,
William Henry Charles
W.H.C. Blofield
14.07.1899
-
(12?).1971
Sudbury district, Suffolk
2nd Lt. 16.08.1942 [252352]
WS/Lt. 16.08.1942
T/Capt. 01.10.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 30.08.1945
T/Maj. 30.08.1945-(04.1946)
      served in the ranks, Corps of Military Police (Warrant Officer, Class II. (Company Sergeant-Major) (Actg. W.O. Cl. I.) (Actg. R.S.M.))
16.08.1942     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
Blomfield-Smith,
Denis Cecil
D.C. Blomfield-Smith
Son of ... Blomfield-Smith, and ... Bosley.
Married Morya (née ...).
06.05.1920
Woodbridge district, Suffolk
-
11.03.2007
2nd Lt.
05.10.1940
....
...
T/Capt.
23.03.1945-15.04.1946
...
...
Brig.
31.12.1971, seniority 30.06.1971 (retd 31.05.1974)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
?
?
05.10.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 12.03.1946]
13.03.1946


permanent commission
Blount,
Bertie Kennedy
B.K. Blount
Son of late Col G.P.C. Blount, DSO, and late Bridget Constance Bally, daughter of Maj.Gen. J.F. Bally, CVO.
Unmarried.
01.04.1907
Shoeburyness, Rochford district, Essex
-
18.07.1999

North Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt.
23.10.1940 [154118]
WS/Lt.
11.02.1941
A/Capt.
1940-10.02.1941
T/Capt.
11.02.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
10.04.1942
T/Maj.
10.04.1942
A?/Lt.Col.
?
A/Col.
27.09.1945-(04.1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1957
New Year 57: Deputy Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Education: Malvern & Trinity Colleges, Oxford University (MA 1932, BSc 1929); University of Frankfurt (Dr.phil.nat. 1931); CChem, FRSC.
Ramsay Memorial Fellow, 1931; 1851 Senior Student, 1933; Dean of St Peter's Hall, Oxford, 1933-1937; Messrs Glaxo Laboratories Ltd: Head of Chemical Research Laboratory, 1937; Principal Technical Executive, 1938-1940. 
23.10.1940


commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]



specially employed on service with Special Operations Executive (SOE) as scientific adviser of X Section
09.08.1943
-
02.12.1943
attached Middle East Mission, Cairo & visited SOE School Haifa, Mountain Warfare School, Lebanon, M.E.41 (entered Greece by parachute 19.09.1943, being extracted 21.10.1943)
09.02.1944
-
11.10.1944
attached Far East Mission based at Meerut (visited Calcutta Sub Mission; Parachute School Chaklala; GHQ Delhi; Bombay; EWS(I) Poona, and Jungle School; Madras; Colombo Sub Mission; SEAC, Kandy; ME26 Tricomalee; Small Boats School, Hashai) [visited China in Kunming, Chunking, Kweilin, Canton, 26.06.1944-14.09.1944]
10.1944


returned to London, UK
30.03.1945
-
01.05.1945
War Office/SHAEF as G2 Scientific Intelligence Advisory Section (time spent mostly in Germany)
Assistant Director of Research, The Wellcome Foundation, 1947; Director of Research Branch, Control Commission for Germany, 1948, and subsequently also Chief of Research Division of Military Security Board; Director of Scientific Intelligence, Ministry of
Defence, 1950-1952; Deputy Secretary, DSIR, 1952; Ministry of Technology, 1964; retired 1966.
Member Executive Committee, British Council, 1957-1966. Royal Society of Arts: Armstrong Lecturer, 1955; Cantor Lecturer, 1963. Member Parry Committee to review Latin American Studies in British Universities, 1962; President, Executive Committee, International Institute of Refrigeration, 1963-1971, Honorary President 1971; Honorary Member: (British) Institute of Refrigeration, 1971; Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften, 1984. Honorary Fellow, St Peter's College, Oxford, 1988. Golden doctorate, Frankfurt Universiry, 1982. Minerva Award, Max Planck Institute, 1995.
Published: papers in scientific and other journals.
Blower,
John Wynne Howe
J.W.H. Blower
Son of John Blower, and Edith Blower (née Davies), of Pett, Sussex.
(03?).1914
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
10.06.1944
(KIA) [age 30]
[Ranville Churchyard, grave 2]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.04.1943 [271123]
WS/Lt.
10.10.1943
10.04.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
?
-
10.06.1944
2nd Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, 53rd Airlanding Regiment RA (Worcestershire Yeomanry) (Normandy [killed in action])
Bluett,
Rev. Patrick
"Paddy"
P. Bluett (Photo courtesy of Mr Joe Harrison) P. Bluett
P. Bluett
Five sisters, one brother.
From Clarina, Co. Limerick.
08.04.1913
Limerick
-
05.1986
Newport district, Glamorgan
Chaplain to the Forces 4th class (Capt.) 16.06.1941 [191485]
Chaplain to the Forces 3rd class (Maj.) 01.07.1951 (retd 09.04.1963; exceeded age limit)
Military Cross MC 04.05.1944 Italy (for his services with the battalion stretcher-bearers at Alfadena) [citation available upon request]
Territorial Decoration TD ? -
Trained in County Tipperary. Ordained 1933.
16.06.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Chaplain's Department (Roman Catholic) [emergency commission]
(1943) - (1945) attached 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers (Italy) (MC)
01.12.1948 - 09.04.1963 Territorial Army
Parish priest, St Peter's RC Church, South Bank, Middlesborough, 1956-1962. Parish priest, St Andrew's RC Church, Teesville, Middlesborough, 1962-... Parish priest, St Aelred's RC Church, Fith Avenue, Tang Hall, York, Yorkshire.
Blundell,
Arthur Sumner
A.S. Blundell (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Blundell)
Son (with one brother and four sisters) of Oliver Blundell (1896-), and Annie Sumner (1896-1926).
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
30.01.1915
Lancashire
-
30.01.1977
Farnborough, Battle district, East Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.05.1943
WS/Lt. 07.11.1943 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
A? or T?/Capt. ?
07.05.1943     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
      2nd Battalion The King's Regiment
His son writes: "He was taken ill with malaria while his company waited in Sicily to take part in the Anzio beachhead, where many of them were killed. He finally rejoined his Company about 9 months later as part of the army of occupation in Rome. From there, I think that he must have been seconded to another Regiment because the 2nd Battalion Kings Regiment saw active service in Italy and Greece before returning home but his service period extended into 1946 when he was posted to Palestine."
Boatswain,
Keith
K. Boatswain

Son of ... Boatswain, and ... Lyddon.
09.01.1914
Chipenham district, Wiltshire
-
08.1993
Delyn district, Clwyd

Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.03.1941 [180290]
WS/Lt.
29.09.1942 (reld 30.10.1945; disability)
T/Capt.
07.03.1943-(09.1944)
Hon. Capt.
30.10.1945
?
-
28.03.1941
either 163rd, 167th or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.03.1941


commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) [emergency commission]
27.07.1944
-
(09.1944)
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment ( NW Europe)
Bogle,
George Cranston

G.C. Bogle
Son of John Jardine Bogle, and Sarah Elizabeth Wilson.
Married Eileen ...; two sons.
From Halifax, Yorkshire.


05.08.1919
Idle, North Bierley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
19.08.2005
West Surrey district, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
26.10.1940 [153947]
WS/Lt.
26.04.1942
T/Capt.
10.05.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
09.08.1944
T/Maj.
09.08.1944-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
11.06.1977

HM's silver jubilee & birthday 77: for services to the Periodical Publishers' Association

Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
11.10.1945
NW Europe *
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
Education: Bradford College of Art and Crafts
Graphic designer. Joined publishing firm of Iliffe, 1937.
?
-
25.10.1940
either Sandhurst, or 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
26.10.1940


commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) [emergency commission]
20.01.1943
 
 
transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
(1943?)
-
(1944?)
2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons)
(10.1944)
 
 
Staff Officer Royal Armoured Corps (SORAC), 30th Armoured Brigade (NW Europe)
01.02.1945
-
30.04.1945
Brigade Major, 31st Armoured Brigade (NW Europe)
(1945?)
-
(1945?)
4th Independent Armoured Brigade
Rejoined Iliffe. Director of corporate affairs of the International Publishing Corporation. Founder & chairman of the Advertising Standards Board of Finance (Asbof), 1975-1990.
* [Recommendation for the award of the Membership of the Order of the British Empire to T/Maj. G.C. Bogle] During the period 1 Feb to 30 Apr 45 Major Bogle has been B[riga]de Major to 31 Arm[oure]d B[riga]de of 79 Arm[oure]d Div[ision]. The special equipments handled and the wide dispersion of t[roo]ps under com[man]d over the whole of the army group front has called for a very high standard of Staff work. The constant switching of equipment between div[ision]s, corps and armies according to operational needs has been done quickly, efficiently and with the minimum disturbance to the fighting units themselves. Of necessity the B[riga]de Com[man]d[er] must be away from his HQ [= headquarters] a great deal in order to cover the big distances between various f[or]m[atio]ns with whom t[roo]ps under com[man]d have been operating. As a result Major Bogle has frequently been called on to deal with senior off[ice]rs on much higher levels than in a normal B[riga]de and also to take decisions and responsibility beyond his rank and appointment. He has consistently shown himself cool, capable and clear headed. He has always accepted additional responsibility without hesitation and has at all times shown initiative and ability of the highest order."
Signed by Brig. A.W. Brown, DSO, MC, Comd., 31 Armd Bde, 5 May 1945. [Citation courtesy of Mr Alain Brogniez]
Bolitho,
Richard John Bedford *
"Pull Through"
R.J.B. Bolitho
Son of Capt. Edward Alverne Bolitho, RN (1842-1908), and Catherine Johns Bolitho (1858?-1922).
Brother of Cdr. William Archibald Alverne Bolithon, RN.
Married ...; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
* In Army Lists shown as J.B. Bolitho.

?
-
07.09.1965
Rosel Manor, Jersey
2nd Lt. (prob) ? [4782]
2nd Lt. 12.05.1911
... ...
Capt. 07.12.1918 (retd 16.09.1923; receiving a gratuity)
T/Maj. 03.08.1940-(04.1941),
27.10.1941-06.03.1946
Hon. Maj. 06.03.1946
      commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment
05.09.1915 - 17.01.1916 seconded for duty as Assistant Equipment Officer, Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing)
17.02.1916     seconded for duty with the Army Signal Service
? - 06.03.1946 Royal Corps of Signals - Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class II) [exceeded age limit]
Bols,
Eric Louis
E.L. Bols
E.L. Bols
E.L. Bols
E.L. Bols (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sheila Padden)
E.L. Bols E.L. Bols
Son of Lt.Gen. Sir Louis Jean Bols, KCB, KCMG, DSO (1867-1930), and Augusta Blanche Strickland (died 1949).
Married 1st (1930) Rosa L.O. Vaux (marriage dissolved, 1947); one son.
Married 2nd (1948)  Marion du Plessis (marriage dissolved, 1965).
Married 3rd (1967) Barbara Beardshaw (née Brown).

08.06.1904
Camberley district, Surrey
-
08.06.1985

Peppering Eye, near Battle, East Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
31.01.1924 [28047]
Lt.
31.01.1926
Capt.
21.01.1935
local Maj.
30.08.1937-27.09.1939
Maj.
31.01.1941, seniority 25.02.1940
local Lt.Col.
12.09.1940-19.05.1941
A/Lt.Col.
22.05.1941-21.08.1941
T/Lt.Col.
22.08.1941-13.02.1942,
19.05.1942-22.09.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
23.09.1944
Lt.Col.
29.10.1946 (retd 08.01.1948)
A/Col.
23.03.1944-22.09.1944
T/Col.
23.09.1944-07.12.1945
WS/Col.
08.12.1945
A/Brig.
02.07.1944-01.01.1945
T/Brig.
02.01.1945-07.12.1945
A/Maj.Gen.
08.12.1944-07.12.1945
T/Maj.Gen.
08.12.1945-(01.1946),
01.01.1947-...
Hon. Maj.Gen.
08.01.1948
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
05.07.1945
NW Europe [investiture 28.06.45]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.03.1945
NW Europe (185 Inf Bde) [investiture 28.06.45]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
07.06.1945
NW Europe (6 Airb Div) [investiture 28.06.45]
Silver Star Medal (USA) SSM
25.03.1949
?
Education: Wellington College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Imperial Defence College (idc), Staff College (psc)
31.01.1924


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment
27.06.1928
-
28.12.1931
Instructor (ungraded), School of Signals (Catterick)
(06.1933)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Bordon)
06.05.1934
-
20.01.1935
Officer Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
21.01.1935


transferred, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
(01.1937)
 
 
student, Senior Division, Staff College, Camberley
30.08.1937
-
27.09.1939
Staff Officer, Ceylon Defence force



Instructor, Staff College, Camberley



General Staff Officer, 51st (Highland) Infantry Division



Commanding Officer, 3rd Reconnaissance Regiment
1944


on planning staff (Colonel in charge of training), 21 Army Group for Operation Overlord
02.07.1944
-
08.12.1944
Commander, 185th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
08.12.1945
-
1946
General Officer Commanding, 6th Airborne Division (UK, NW Europe, UK, NW Europe [The Rhine], UK)
1946
-
1947
General Officer Commanding, 6th Airborne Division (Palestine)
Bolster,
George Richard Stair
G.R.S. Bolster
Son (with two brothers) of Capt. Thomas Charles Carpenter Bolster, DSO, RN (1885-1955), and Marguerita Maud Elizabeth Dick-Lauder (1883-1949), of Crouchers, Apuldram, Chichester.
Brother of T/Lt. David Charles Bolster, RNVR, and Lt. John Lander Bolster, RN.
21.12.1917
-
13.07.1988
Southampton district, Hampshire (formerly of Petworth, Surrey)
2nd Lt. 27.01.1938 [74536]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 27.09.1945-26.12.1945
T/Capt. 27.12.1945-26.01.1946
Capt. 27.01.1946
A/Maj. 01.03.1947-31.05.1947
T/Maj. 01.06.1947-08.11.1947,
06.09.1949-26.01.1951
Maj. 27.01.1951 (retd 08.12.1960)
Education: Sherborne (1931.3-1936; School House; VI); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1936-1938).
27.01.1938     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(01.1939)     no appointment listed
? - ? ?
Stockbroker (associated with A.R. Barton & Co.).
Bolton,
Jack
J. Bolton
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
24.08.1940 [145533]
WS/Lt.
24.02.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt.
01.04.1943-(04.1946)
?
-
24.08.1940
either 112nd, 123rd, 125th or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
24.08.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Bolton,
Jack
J. Bolton
?
-

Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.08.1943 [288536]
WS/Lt.
07.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
07.08.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Bolton,
Lyndon
L. Bolton
From Wing, Bucks.
25.05.1899
Ealing, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
04.04.1995
Denwick, Alnwick, Northumberland North Second district, Northumberland
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
23.01.1919 [18631]
Lt.
23.01.1921
Capt.
23.01.1932
Maj.
01.08.1938 (retd 01.10.1945)
Hon. Brig.
01.10.1945
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.12.1941
Middle East 02-07.41
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.06.1945
NW Europe
23.01.1919


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931)


2nd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (Abbassia, Egypt)
19.09.1931
-
30.09.1935
Adjutant, 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Brigade Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) (Bedford, UK)
(01.1937)


1st Training Brigade, Riding Establishment, Royal Artillery, Woolwich (UK)
18.11.1938
-
(01.1940)
Adjutant, 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (Bulford, UK)
1944
-
1945
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division
Deputy Lieutenant (DL).
Published: Introduction to the theory of relativity (1921); Thoughts on riding (1955; rev. and enlarged as: Training the horse (1964))
Bolton,
Peter Chambers
P.C. Bolton
?
-
Cadet ? [14412741]
2nd Lt. 20.11.1943 [300334]
WS/Lt. 20.05.1944 (reld 12.12.1946; disability)
Hon. Lt. 12.12.1946
20.11.1943     commissioned, The Green Howards [emergency commission]
08.04.1944     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
Bolton,
Peter Henry
P.H. Bolton (Photo courtesy of Mr Rex Gaskell) P.H. Bolton
Son (with one sister) of John Henry Bolton (1895-1962), and Elsie Maria Wynn (1889-1960).
Married (04.12.1945, Broadwater, Worthing) Rosemary J. Carter; four daughters, one son.
01.10.1923
Wallasey, Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
01.08.2011
Windsor, Berkshire
Cadet ? [2991964]
2nd Lt. 09.10.1943 [295510]
WS/Lt. 09.04.1944
Lt. 10.03.1947, seniority 09.04.1944
Capt. 27.12.1950
2nd Lt. 16.09.1964, seniority 01.10.1944
Lt. 16.09.1944, seniority 01.10.1946
Capt. 16.09.1964, seniority 01.10.1950 (retd 01.06.1971)
Hon. Maj. 01.06.1971
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 11.06.1983 HM's birthday 83: Superintendent, Royal Hong Kong Police Force
09.10.1943     commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)[emergency commission]
10.03.1947     short service commission
16.09.1964     special regular commission, Royal Corps of Signals
Military Knight of Windsor, 21.11.1989.
Bolton,
Reginald
"Reg(gie)"
R. Bolton

Son of Joseph Shaw Bolton (1867-1946), a doctor, and Ellen Rogers.
Married (1941) Dorothy Gordon "Dot" Mitchell; two sons.
20.11.1909
Prescot, Lancashire
-
21.09.2006
Westergate House Care Home, Fontwell, West Sussex (formerly of Epsom and West Chiltington)
Lt. 19.01.1940 [118116]
WS/Capt. 03.08.1940 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Maj. 03.08.1940-(07.1944),
02.12.1944-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 23.03.1944 Acid North Beach, Sicily 10/12.07.43 *
* This officer was responsible for the embarkation of the patients, and was busily employed throughout the whole operations and the air raids. In addition he was the Officer-in-Charge of the Resuscitation Wards and worked at least 20 hours a day. His selfless devotion to duty was an inspiration to all.
[
Recommended by Lt.Col. P. Lloyd-Williams, RAMC, Officer Commanding Troops Hospital Ship "Aba", approved by Maj.Gen. E.M. Cowell, DMS, AFHQ.]
Education: Wakefield Grammar School; University College Hospital; MB, BS (London, 1936); MRCS, LRCP (1933); MRCP (1938); FRCP (1963).
Rugby player, 1933-1938.
19.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      He served as a medical officer in several war zones, including experience as a medical specialist on a hospital ship. In 1944 he was wounded, resulting in a short period of hospitalisation, but returned to work as a medical specialist at Cambridge Hospital.
Bomford,
William Bruce Norris
W.B.N. Bomford (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom Pearson-Chisman)
Son of Mrs Cutler, of Salford Priors, nr Evesham.
Married 1st ((06?).1944, Kensington district, London) Jean G. Upnard; two sons.
Married 2nd (07.1994, Carlisle district, Cumberland) Sheila M. Heywood.
07.02.1919
Alcester district, Warwickshire
-
26.12.2004
Carlisle district, Cumberland
Lt. 24.06.1944 [322860]
WS/Capt. 24.06.1945
Education: Malvern College (House 4; 1932.3-1938; Sci. VI; Senior Chapel Prefect; Head of House; F.XI 36, 37 (capt.); C.XXII; Fives Cols.; Cadet Officer); London Hospital (MB, BS Lond 1943); FRCS Eng 1950.
24.06.1944     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Surgical 1st Assistant, London Hospital. Resident Surgical Officer, Royal Masonic Hospital. Senior Surgeon Registrar, King George Hospital, Ilford. Examiner General Nursing Council. Surgeon in Aden, 1960-1972. Chief Medical Officer, British Petroleum Co. Ltd., 1972-1979.
Bompas,
William Michael Gwynnett
W.M.G. Bompas
Son of ... Bompas, and ... Goods.
Married (05.1994, Waveney district, Sffolk) ... Harman.
Married (12.1997, Wayland district, Norfolk) Ellen-Ann Simpson.
16.11.1920
Axminster district, Devon / Dorset
-
31.01.2007
Swaffham, Norfolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 29.03.1941 [179942]
WS/Lt. 29.09.1942
A/Capt. 22.01.1946-21.04.1946
T/Capt. 22.04.1946-15.11.1947
Lt. 30.11.1946, seniority 16.05.1943
Capt. 16.11.1947
T/Maj. 17.10.1950-30.11.1952
Maj. 16.11.1954 (retd 18.01.1960)
Education: St John's College, University of Cambridge (MA (BA)); ptsc; CEng.
29.03.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 29.11.1946]
      132nd Field Regiment RA
12.1942 - 04.1945 POW No. 939 in German captivity (Oflag VIIIF (Marisch-Trubau, Legnickie, Czech Republic) & Oflag 79 (Braunschweig, Niedersachsen))
30.11.1946     permanent commission
His time at St John’s was interrupted when he joined the Royal Artillery Field Branch in 1940 and served with the 1st Army in Tunisia during the war. He returned to the College to study Mechanical Sciences, graduating in 1954. He rose to the rank of Local Lieutenant Colonel on the Military Directing Staff at the Royal Military College of Science in 1956, and in 1960 became Assistant Director of Research (Lubricants) at the Esso Petroleum Company Research Department, where he remained for eight years. He then became Secretary of the Engineering Department at Cambridge University until 1976 when he became Secretary of Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, retiring in 1985. He was a keen supporter of St John’s and enjoyed returning for Johnian Dinners.
Bond,
Charles Frederick Gordon
"Dick"
C.F.G. Bond (Photo courtesy of Mr William Ashby) C.F.G. Bond
Only child of Maj. Charles Gordon Bond (1881-1915), The Wiltshire Regiment, and Dorothy Melian Bence Pembroke (later Mrs Snelgrove) (1887?-1936), of The Plottage, Forest Row.
Married (05.01.1935, Church of St John the Baptist, Instow, Barnstaple district, North Devon) Evelyn Hinchliff Hinchliff (04.07.1912 - 03.1989), only daughter of Chamberlain Frederic Thomas Hinchliff (1865-1925), and Evelyn Elizabeth Bainton (1875-1937), of Hillsleigh, Instow & Sanctu Spiritu, Argentina.
Resided at Cullompton, Devonshire; two sons, one daughter. Evelyn Bond remarried (09.09.1950) John Richard Charles Moore Stevens.
1912 ?
Ireland
-
10.04.1945
[age 33]

[Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany, 6.A.11 & Cullompton War Memorial]
2nd Lt. 28.01.1932 [50968]
Lt. 28.01.1935 (reld 07.03.1937)
Lt. 21.04.1937, seniority 14.03.1935
A/Capt. (1940)
T/Capt. 26.04.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 06.11.1942
T/Maj. 06.11.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 1944?
- Ntce 20.12.1940 name brought to notice in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in the field 03-06.40
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
28.01.1932     commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's)
21.04.1937 - 10.04.1945 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized
1939 - 1941 D Company, 2nd Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (France, UK)
1941 - 1942 Intelligence Officer, Sussex Auxiliary Units
1942 - ? General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations), General Headquarters Special Reserve Battalions
? - 1944 The Wiltshire Regiment
1944 - 10.04.1945 attached, B Squadron, 1st Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps (killed in action by a sniper near Borgerwald, Germany, on operation "Howard")
Bond,
Gerald Hugh
G.H. Bond (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
09.11.1915
-
08.1991
North Walsham district, Norfolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.07.1940 [138664]
WS/Lt. 04.01.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 12.12.1945-(04.1946)
04.07.1940     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
Bond,
George Alexander
G.A. Bond
Son of late Alexander Maxwell Bond, Chief Constable of Dover.
Married (1929) Dora Margaret Gray (died 11.1987), daughter of H.A. Gray; two sons.

31.12.1901
Dover, Kent

-
11.12.1987
Rake, Liss, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 29.01.1927, seniority 31.12.1924 [37433]
Lt. 29.01.1930
Capt. 11.07.1936
A/Maj. 01.09.1939-30.11.1939
T/Maj. 01.12.1939-02.05.1941
Maj. 03.05.1941
A/Lt.Col. 28.04.1941-27.07.1941
T/Lt.Col. 28.07.1941-02.07.1944
WS/Lt.Col. 03.07.1944
Lt.Col. 12.10.1946
A/Col. 03.01.1944-02.07.1944
T/Col. 03.07.1944-16.08.1947
Col. 17.08.1947, seniority 03.07.1947 (supernumerary 17.08.1953)
T/Brig. 15.07.1948-30.06.1952
Brig. 01.07.1952
T/Maj.Gen. 15.07.1954-14.08.1955
Maj.Gen. 15.08.1955 (retd 12.08.1957)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 31.05.1956 HM's birthday 56
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.06.1953 HM's coronation 53
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 Norway
Mention in Despatches MID 1944 ?
Education: Dover Grammar School (1912-1918); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
      served in the ranks for 1 year
      served as Warrant Officer Class II for 4 years, 178 days
29.01.1927     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps
23.11.1938 - 02.09.1939 Instructor, Royal Army Service Corps Training Centre (Aldershot)
03.09.1939 - 10.06.1940 Chief Instructor, Royal Army Service Corps Training Centre (Aldershot)
11.06.1940 - 23.04.1941 Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division
28.04.1941 - 17.08.1941 Commander, ...
20.08.1941 - 31.01.1943 Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, ...
01.02.1943 - 05.12.1943 specially employed
03.01.1944 - 18.10.1945 Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, 6th Airborne Division
29.11.1945 - 10.07.1948 Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport (Petrol, Oil & Lubricants), General HQ Middle East
15.07.1948 - 31.03.1950 Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport (Petrol, Oil & Lubricants), General HQ Middle East
21.04.1950 - 12.05.1953 Director of Supplies and Transport, British Army of the Rhine
09.06.1953 - 14.07.1954 Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, Southern Command
15.07.1954 - (02.)1957 Inspector RASC, War Office
1957 - 1957 Director of Supplies and Transport
Colonel Commandant, RASC, 1960-65; Colonel Commandant, Royal Corps of Transport, 1965-66. AMIMechE.
Bond,
Harold
H. Bond
?
-
2nd Lt. 25.09.1941 [234257] (reld 30.09.1949)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 30.09.1949
25.09.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission] (without Army pay and allowances)
Bond,
Richard Lawrence
R.L. Bond
10.06.1890
B S, India
-
13.05.1979
2nd Lt.
23.07.1910 [12212]
Col.
07.02.1937, seniority 01.07.1934
T/Brig.
01.08.1939-14.04.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
20.02.1941-14.04.1941
Maj.Gen.
15.04.1941, seniority 27.11.1940 (retd 16.05.1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1943

Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1937

Distinguished Service Order DSO
1915

Military Cross MC
1918

Mention in Despatches MID
19.10.1914

Mention in Despatches MID
22.06.1915

Mention in Despatches MID
20.05.1918

Mention in Despatches MID
18.02.1938

Education: idc, psc
23.07.1910


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers
1937
-
1939
Assistant Quartermaster-General, War Office
1939


Chief Engineer, Aldershot Command
01.08.1939
-
25.11.1940
Chief Engineer, 1st Corps (Home Forces & France)
26.11.1940
-
19.02.1941
Brigadier in charge of Administration, Anti-Aircraft Command (Home Forces)
20.02.1941
-
07.05.1941
Major-General in charge of Administration, Anti-Aircraft Command (Home Forces)
08.08.1941
-
15.03.1942
Deputy Quarter-Master General (DQMG), India
16.03.1942
-
07.05.1943
Engineer-in-Chief, India
08.05.1943
-
18.12.1943
Fortress Commander, Trincomalee
1944
-
1946
Commander, Sierra Leone & Gambia Commands
Honorary FRAM, 1954.
Boniface,
Alan Frederick
A.F. Boniface
Son of Archibald Stephen Boniface (1889-1964), and Violet Maud Langridge (1894-1944).
Married ((09?).1943, Dover district, Kent) Eileen Ruth Austin (28.06.1922 - 24.05.2009); three daughters.
13.01.1920
Hailsham, East Sussex
-
18.07.1975
Hailsham, East Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.09.1942 [245545]
WS/Lt. 26.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 14.07.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
26.09.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Chartered surveyor.
A daughter writes: "
We know he was in India in 1942ish. Also came home from Dunkirk. Served with 6 Combined Operations Bombardment Unit."
Bonington,
Charles John Lawrence
C.J.L. Bonington
Married 1st ((12?).1933, Kensington district, London) Helen Anne Storey (01.09.1910-09.1999); ... children (son mountaineer Chris Bonington).
Married 2nd; four children.
Married 3rd ((09?).1980, Worthing district, Sussex) Enid M. Lanspeary.
19.02.1910
-
(12?).1982
Worthing district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 20.07.1940 [223650]
WS/Lt. 20.01.1942
WS/Capt. 01.10.1946 (reld 15.11.1949; on enlistment in the ranks of the Territorial Army)
T/Maj. 01.10.1946-(04.1947)
20.07.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      served Special Air Service; captured on November16/17 1941 following raids on Timimi and Gazala airfields
17.11.1941 - 1945? POW (No. 690) in German captivity (Oflag VIIB, Oflag 79 & Oflag VIIIF)
Journalist.
Bonjour,
Albert Emile
A.E. Bonjour
Married ... (predeceased him).
21.01.1926
Blonay, Vaud district, Switzerland
-
27.04.2012
Uster, Zürich district, Switzerland
Cadet ? [14494700]
2nd Lt. 20.04.1945 [346373]
WS/Lt. 20.10.1945 (reld 11.02.1947)
Hon. Lt. 11.02.1947
01.1944     enlisted, 7th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
      9th Battalion The Gold Coast Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force
20.04.1945     commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Bonnart,
Frederick Gustav
F.G. Bonnart

27.08.1922
-
23.04.2008
Cadet
? [14440580]
2nd Lt.
16.08.1945 [352591]
...
...
Lt.Col.
20.03.1967 (retd 22.09.1972)
16.08.1945


commissioned, The Queen's Regiment [emergency commission]



later permanent commission, Corps of Royal Signals
Bonney,
Robert John Ball
R.J.B. Bonney
Son of Nathaniel and Matilda Jane Bonney.
Husband of Mabel Elliot Bonney, of Southsea, Hampshire, England; one daughter, one son.
27.10.1894
Portsea Island district, Hampshire
-
20.12.1941
[Sai Wan Memorial, China, column 21]
Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer & Lt. 01.04.1938 [75297]
A/Capt. 25.12.1940-24.03.1941
T/Capt. 25.03.1941-20.12.1941
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
      served in the ranks for 12 years, 215 days (France & Belgium 11.07.1915-08.02.1918)
      Warrant Officer Class 2 for 3 years, 124 days
      Warrant Officer Class 1 for 2 years, 348 days
01.04.1938     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Armament Branch)
(01.1939)     serving at Aldershot
? - 20.12.1941 captured and murdered POW at Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island
AMIE.
Booth,
Charles Leonard
C.L. Booth (Photo courtesy of Mr James Booth)
Son of Charles Leonard Booth, and Marion Lawton.
Married (01.08.1958, All Saints' and St Margaret's Church, Pakefield, Lothingland district, Suffolk) Mary Gillian "Gill" Emms (12.01.1928 - 13.12.2009), daughter of Mr & Mrs A.G. Emms, of Lowestoft, Suffolk; two sons, two daughters.

07.03.1925
Rochdale, Lancashire
-
21.03.1997
Waveney, Suffolk
Cadet ? [14679511]
2nd Lt. 03.06.1945 [349759]
WS/Lt. 03.12.1945 (demobilized 1947) (reld 04.07.1951)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 04.07.1951
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG 01.01.1979 New Year 1979
Member, Royal Victorian Order LVO 04.05.1961 HM's birthday 1961
Education: Heywood Grammar School ; Pembroke College, Oxford (1942-1943 & 1947-1950; MA).
1944 - 1945 Officer Cadet Training Unit, Deolali
03.06.1945     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
07.1945     9th Indian Field Regiment (Cocanada, later Quetta)
HM Diplomatic Service, retired; re-employed in Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1985-90. Joined the Foreign Office in 1950, and was posted to Rangoon in 1951 (Third and Second Secretary, 1951-55). Back in the Foreign Office from 1955 to 1960, he served as Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Secretary of State and was one of the Resident Clerks. Posted to Rome as First Secretary in 1960, he was involved in the Queen's State Visit the following year and was appointed LVO (1961) and to the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. He returned to Rangoon in 1963 as Head of Chancery, but then Booth transferred to Bangkok in 1964. After another spell at the Foreign Office from 1967 to 1968, he served successively in Kampala as Deputy High Commissioner, from 1971 in Washington as Consul General and Counsellor in charge of the Administration, and from 1973 as Counsellor in Belgrade. In 1978 he returned to Rangoon as Ambassador, and was awarded CMG in 1979. Booth's last post was as High Commissioner in Malta (1982-1985). After that he signed on again for security clearance work at the Foreign Office.
Booth,
[Sir] Philip;
2nd Baronet, of Allerton Beeches, City of Liverpool
P. Booth
Elder son (with one sister and one brother) of Sir Alfred Allen Booth, 1st Bt. (1872-1948), and Mary Blake Dwight (died 1924).
Succeeded father 13.03.1948.
Married 1st (22.08.1935; divorced 1946) Stella Fenton Wood Gerr, daughter of Israel J. Gerr, of New York City and Vredefort, South Africa.
Married 2nd (20.11.1948) Ethel Greenfield, BA, MA, daughter of Joseph C. Greenfield, of New York, USA (late of Romania) (she remarried 1962-1965 Prof. Winston R. Weisman); two sons.

08.02.1907
Toxteth Park district, Lancashire
-
05.01.1960

Cadet
? [14432529]
2nd Lt.
17.06.1944 [321887]
WS/Lt.
17.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
09.09.1945-(04.1946)
Education: Malvern College; King's College, Cambridge (BA); Yale University Graduate School, Newhaven, Conn., USA.



served with RCAF



served wih Royal Fusiliers
17.06.1944


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergengcy commission]
Television director and producer. With Booth Steamship Co., NY City, 1931-1935; Yale Department of Drama, New Haven, 1935-1936; Assistant Editor London Films, 1937-1938; Commentator during Munich crisis for National Broadcasting Co. of NY, 1938; Dir with Columbia Broadcasting System Television in NY, 1939-1947; Producer and Dir Westchester Playhouse, NY State, 1947; Program Director, Paramount Television, 1947-1949; Senior television director and producer, American Broadcasting Co., 1949-1952; director and producer for various television films, 1952; Director of Production, Allan Hancock Foundation Television, 1953-1954; Director and Producer, television films, with Young and Rubicam Inc., 1955; Producer of television films for Ford Foundation Television Programs of America, and other agencies, 1956-1957. Director of television films with Cambria Studio, Los Angeles, 1958-1960. Member of the Screen Directors' Guild. 
Bore,
John Frederick
J.F. Bore
Son of John William Bore, and Margaret Allen.
02.04.1920
Liverpool, Toxteth Park district, Lancashire
-
14.11.1989
Liverpool, Lancashire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.09.1941 [204943]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 1946)
T/Capt.
18.04.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
18.02.1949
?
20.09.1941


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Office manager.
Borrett,
Anthony Thomas Vanneck
A.T.V. Borrett
Son of Maj. Percy Rygate Borrett (died 1963), and the Hon. Anne Mary Chaloner Vanneck (born 1892).
Married (1940) Eileen Mary Watson, daughter of Geoffrey Graham Watson; one daughter.
Residence: (1944) Sunningdale, Berkshire.
13.11.1915
Winchester district, Hampshire
-
08.01.1954
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.05.1940 [130022]
WS/Lt.
18.11.1941
T/Capt.
01.08.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
10.11.1944 (reld 28.10.1953)
A/Maj.
1945?
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
28.10.1953
Military Cross MC
24.08.1944
Italy
Military Cross MC
08.03.1945
Italy
Education: Harrow School, London
18.05.1940


commissioned, The Suffolk Regiment [emergency commission]
22.05.1942


transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps
?


142 Regiment RAC
Borrett,
Lionel Arthur David
L.A.D. Borrett

Son of Charles Joseph Borrett, and Florence Alice Hirterick.
Married ((03?).1945, Wandsworth district, London) Gwendoline M.R. McCarthy
18.04.1915
Wandsworth district, London
-
02.1986
Wandsworth district, London
RQMS ? [6769540]
2nd Lt. 06.12.1943 [305898]
WS/Lt. 06.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
06.12.1943     commissioned, The East Surrey Regiment [immediate emergency commission]
Borthwick,
Algernon Malcolm
A.M. Borthwick (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)

Son of Hon. Malcolm Algernon Borthwick (1881-1941), and Blanche Buckland Gorrie (1882-1965), of Woodcote, Oxfordshire.
Married (20.02.1935, Westminster district, London) Edith Wylde Addison (21.07.1911 - 06.01.1975), daughter of James Stanley Addison; two daughters, two sons.
22.03.1907
-
06.01.1975
Claro district, North Yorkshire
(motor accident in Yorkshire caused by gales)
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 22.01.1938 [73992]
WS/Lt. 29.04.1943
WS/Capt. 1946?
T/Maj. 29.04.1943-(04.1944)
Maj. 01.05.1947
Lt.Col. 01.01.1950
Military Cross MC 20.07.1944 Italy [recommendation available upon request]
Territorial Decoration TD 14.08.1951 -
Education: Harrow School (1921.1-1924.2; Elmfield House); Christ Church College, Oxford (BA, 1927; MA 1934).
22.01.1938     commissioned, The London Scottish - The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
(08.1942) - (1944) 1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk, Middle East (1942), Sicily & Italy (1943-1944; wounded) (MC)
(04.1946) - (04.1947) Unemployed List
01.11.1952 - 30.06.1962 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Chairman of the family meat-importing business Thomas Borthwick & Sons Ltd. Stood as an unsuccessful Tory candidate in the 1945 election.
Borthwick,
William Sangster
W.S. Borthwick
W.S. Borthwick

17.07.1916
Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
-
02.1995
Kingsclere and Whitchurch district, Hampshire
Cadet ? [2035148]
2nd Lt. 24.02.1944 [311379]
WS/Lt. 24.02.1944
Lt. 19.01.1946, seniority 17.01.1941
Capt. ?
Maj. 17.07.1952 (retd 19.05.1958)
George Medal GM 28.12.1945 conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner [recommendation available upon request]
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
General Service Medal GenSM - & clasp Bomb & mine clearance 45-49
24.02.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
20.07.1944     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers
19.01.1946     permanent commission
Boscawen,
the Hon. Robert Thomas
"Bob"
R.T. Boscawen R.T. Boscawen
R.T. Boscawen R.T. Boscawen

17.03.1923
Cornwall
-
28.12.2013
Isle of Wight
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.09.1942 [243807]
WS/Lt. 04.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt. 1945
Military Cross MC 12.04.1945 NW Europe 44-45 (Bemmel, Holland 03.10.44) [recommendation available upon request]
04.09.1942     commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
05.02.1943 - 01.04.1945 1st Armoured Battalion Coldstream Guards (UK, NW Europe; seriously wounded 01.04.1945) (MC)
Politician. Member or parliament, 1970-1992.
Published
: Armoured Guardsmen: a war diary, June 1944-April 1945 (2001)
Recommendation for the award of an immediate Military Cross to Lt. the Hon. R.T. Boscawen: On 3 October at BEM[M]EL Lieutenant Boscawen with a troop of tanks was positioned in an orchard with some anti-tank guns but no infantry support protecting the left flank of a battalion position. As darkness fell he withdrew the tanks to more open ground behind the orchard. Heavy enemy artillery and mortar concentrations on the orchard and his position began at 2230 hrs lasting for two hours, the prelude to a heavy German infantry attack which successfully occupied his original orchard and surrounding ones, driving the anti-tank gunners from their guns. Lieutenant Boscawen in circumstances of extreme difficulty and danger from bazooka fire in close country and in the dark, ordered his tanks forward and cleared the enemy from his original orchard saving the anti-tank guns from destruction. All this in addition was under heavy enemy mortar and shell fire. As a result he successfully prevented the enemy from establishing themselves in a position from which at daylight they could have seriously threatened the position of the infantry battalion which he was supporting. His decision to risk himself and his tanks in close country and in the dark was a very bold one. By it he restored a most embarrassing and dangerous situation. He fully realised that a desperate situation required desperate measures and he accordingly took them with the most satisfactory result.
Boston,
Lawrence Frederick
L.F. Boston (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 09.03.1940 [121660]
WS/Lt. 24.05.1941
T/Capt. 24.05.1941-(04.1946)
09.03.1940     commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers [emergency commission]
(08.1943)     instructing staff, 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
Bosworth,
Arthur Ferdinand
A.F. Bosworth (Photo courtesy of Mr Roger Willoughby)
Son (with one brother and three sisters) of Arthur Edwin Bosworth (1858-1923), and Helen Williams (1855-1941).
21.01.1893
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
-
09.10.1959
Western Isles Hotel, Tobermory, Argyllshire, Scotland (formerly of Chelsea, London)
T/2nd Lt. 10.04.1915
[T?/]Lt. ?
[T?/]Capt. ?
2nd Lt. 11.09.1939 [99526]
WS/Lt. 12.12.1939
T/Capt. 12.12.1939-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 15.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 15.02.1944-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946


1914-15 Star; 1914-18 War Medal; Victory Medal; despatches leaf; 1939-45 Star; 1939-45 Defence Medal and War Medal

10.04.1915     Special appointment, graded for purposes of pay as a Staff Lieutenant, 2nd Class
11.09.1939     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
15.07.1940     transferred, Intelligence Corps
19.07.1940 - (04.1941) General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
Worked for the family business of Bosworth & Co., music publishing company.
Bottomley,
Harry
H. Bottomley
?
-
2nd Lt. 13.02.1940 [120847]
WS/Lt. 13.08.1941
T/Capt. 26.12.1941-06.04.1943
WS/Capt. 07.04.1943
Capt. 01.09.1946, seniority 07.04.1943
Maj. 13.02.1953 (reld 02.10.1960)
Hon. Maj. 02.10.1960
Commendation for Brave Conduct Cmdn 22.07.1941 ?
13.02.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
01.09.1946 - 02.10.1960 short service commission
 
Bottrill,
Henry Walter
H. Bottomley
Son (with two brothers) of Frederick Charles Bottrill (1862-1936), and Annie Maria Smith (1874-).
Married ((09?).1934, Wandsworth district, London) Ethel Miriam Julia "Minnie" Nunney (01.08.1910 - ), daughter of Charles Albert Nunney (1881-), and Maud Carter Finch; one daughter.
05.05.1909
Wandsworth district, London
-
02.06.1989
Eastbourne district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 29.04.1941 [184531]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Capt. 26.06.1944-(10.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
29.04.1941     commissioned, The East Surrey Regiment [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa & France
 
       
 
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