British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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

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

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

Boughton, A.R.
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Brougham, J.C.

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


 

A.R. Boughton   to   J.C. Brougham
Boughton,
Arthur Rutland
A.R. Boughton
13.01.1910
Meriden district, Warwickshire / West Midlands
-
08.03.1980
Bath district, Avon (formerly of Ashley, nr Chippenham, Wiltshire)
2nd Lt. 30.10.1941 [217011]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
30.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(01.1945)     2nd Air Landing Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (TA)
Veterinary surgeon (08.12.1948).
Boulton,
Arthur William
"Billy"
A.W. Boulton
First relationship; one son, one daughter.
Married (02.1946, New Forest district, Hampshire) Margaret J. Bennetts.
?
-
1964
Johannesburg, South Africa
Spr. ?
2nd Lt. 19.02.1943 [260909]
WS/Lt. 19.08.1943 (reld 05.07.1952)
Hon. Capt. 05.07.1952
Enlisted in the Merchant Navy, 20.10.1921.
? - 18.02.1943 enlisted service
19.02.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [immediate emergency commission from the ranks]
Bourke,
Leslie Ernest
L.E. Bourke
19.03.1903
-
06.12.1987
2nd Lt. 30.01.1924 [27894]
... ...
Maj. 30.01.1941 (retd 02.04.1947)
... ...
A/Brig. 29.11.1943-28.05.1944
T/Brig. 29.05.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig. 02.04.1947
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Companion of the Order of the British Empire OBE ? ?
Education: Malvern; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
30.01.1924     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
1943     Colonel Royal Artillery Training, War Office
1943 - 1945 Brigadier Staff Duties HQ Allied Land Forces, South East Asia Command
1945 - 1947 Joint Secretary, Army Council Secretariat
Bourke,
Patrick Edward [Roston]
P.E.R. Bourke
Son of ... Bourke, and ... Bradshaw.
26.05.1920
Hackney district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
22.11.1993
Worthing, Sussex
Cadet
? [923915]
Paym. 2nd Lt.
23.06.1944 [325189]
Paym. Lt.
23.12.1945 (reld 04.1946)
Paym. Lt. AERO
01.04.1952, seniority 21.01.1948
A/Paym. Capt. AERO
1950s
Paym. Capt. AERO
15.12.1957, seniority 15.12.1956 (reld 1963)
1939
-
1943
served in the Territorial Army Wessex Artillery
1943
-
23.06.1944
Officer Training Unit, RAPC (Isle of Man)
23.06.1944


commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [emergency commission]
06.1944
-
1946
served at Bournemouth, Hampshire and from 12.1944 in India
1946?
-
31.03.1952
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
01.04.1952
-
10.1958
Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
10.1958


on ceasing to belong to Army Emergency Reserve of Officers retains commissio granted during Emergency on conditions of Royal Warrant notified in Army Order 26 of 1954

Bournon,
Leon
L. Bournon
?
-
Wt.Offr. II ? [7637775]
2nd Lt. 03.07.1945 [350269]
WS/Lt. 03.01.1946 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
(1944)     enlisted service (Lisburn, Northern Ireland)
03.07.1945     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [immediate emergency commission from the ranks]
18.03.1953     commissioned, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission ?]
Bousfield,
William Anthony
W.A. Bousfield
From Bournemouth.

?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
31.08.1940 [145396]
WS/Lt.
01.03.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Military Cross MC
31.08.1944
Normandy
31.08.1940


commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers [emergency commission]
(06.1944)


seconded 2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Normandy)
Bowden,
Walter Allen
W.A. Bowden (Photo courtesy of Rev. Bob Davies) W.A. Bowden (Photo courtesy of Rev. Bob Davies)
Son of Walter and Alithea Maria Bowden.
07.09.1906
Over, Tendring district, Essex
-
(06?).1970
Chelsea district, London
2nd Lt. 15.06.1941 [188998]
WS/Lt. 01.03.1942
T/Capt. 01.03.1942-26.08.1943
WS/Capt. 27.08.1943 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Maj. 27.08.1943-(07.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
15.06.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Bowen,
William Oswald
"Bill"

W.O. Bowen
Youngest son of late William Bowen,  Llanelly.
Married (1932) Ethel Gwenllian, daughter of late Dr  J.L. Davies, Llanelly; three sons, one daughter. 
10.11.1898
Llanelly, Glamorgan
-
14.01.1961
St Giles Hill, Winchester
2nd Lt.
21.12.1917 [11916]
Lt.
21.12.1918
A/Capt.
02.10.1919-14.10.1919
Capt.
21.12.1922
Maj.
21.12.1937
A/Lt.Col.
01.04.1941-30.06.1941
T/Lt.Col.
01.07.1941-11.01.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
12.01.1942
Lt.Col.
22.01.1943
A/Col.
12.07.1941-11.01.1942
T/Col.
12.01.1942-03.09.1945
Col.
04.09.1945, seniority 12.01.1945
A/Brig.
15.12.1941-14.06.1942
T/Brig.
15.06.1942-31.08.1942,
23.10.1942-(01.1946)
Brig.
10.05.1949
T/Maj.Gen.
02.06.1949-11.09.1949
Maj.Gen.
12.09.1949 (retd 29.09.1954)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
06.06.1946
Burma
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
08.02.1945
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Companion of the Order of the British Empire OBE
03.06.1935
HM's birthday 35
Mention in Despatches MID
28.10.1942
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
19.10.1944
Burma
British War Medal; Afghanistan NW Frontier 1919 Medal & Clasp; Waziristan 1919-21 Clasp; Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Llanelly; Royal Military College, Sandhurst



served European War, 1914-1918 in France, Italy, N.W. Frontier India and Burma
21.12.1917


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
22.03.1918


commissioned, Indian Army
1917
-
1928
served with Gurkha Rifles
23.10.1926
-
28.09.1928
seconded, Corps of Royal Signals
29.09.1928


transferred, Corps of Royal Signals
22.10.1930
-
17.10.1934
employed with Burma Military Police (Assistant Commandant and Inspector of Wireless, Burma Military Police, Pyawbwe (Yametbin District), Burma)
1932


on active service Burma while seconded to Civil Government Burma and Palestine 1936-1937
01.03.1936
-
28.02.1939
Adjutant, ...
18.05.1939

-

22.10.1942

Chief Signal Officer, Burma Front in Burma Army (despatches)
23.10.1942
-
1945
Chief Signal Officer, Eastern Army and 
Fourteenth Army successively (despatches, CBE, CB)
02.06.1949
-
04.11.1951
Chief Signal Officer, Middle East Land Forces
20.12.1951
-
01.09.1954
Director of Signals, War Office
MIEE. Hampshire County Civil Defence Officer since 1954.
Bower,
Edgar

E. Bower
12.04.1898 *
-
07.1965
Southwark district, London

* Army records show 1897 as year of birth
Lt. (Ordnance Executive Officer 3rd class) 08.03.1939 [86455]
WS/Capt. 01.04.1940
WS/Capt. (OEO 2nd cl.) 01.11.1942
Capt. (OEO) 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 01.01.1940-31.03.1940
T/Maj. 01.04.1940-24.08.1941,
17.09.1941-18.09.1942
WS/Maj. 19.09.1942
Maj. (OEO) 07.08.1947 (retd 16.10.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 19.06.1942-18.09.1942
T/Lt.Col. 19.09.1942-16.10.1948
Hon. Lt.Col. 16.10.1948
Companion of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Mention in Despatches MID 26.07.1940 ?
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
WW I     served RNVR
      served in the ranks for 17 years, 171 days
      Warrant Officer, Class 2 for 1 year, 294 days
      Warrant Officer, Class 1 for 3 years, 174 days
08.03.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
      served in Washington, DC, USA (OBE)
16.10.1948 - 12.04.1953 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Bower,
Edward William

E.W. Bower
Of Besançon.
Brother of Capt. Jack Bower, Royal Armoured Corps.
21.02.1913
-
10.1988
Macclesfield district, Cheshire
2nd Lt. 24.05.1939 [87957]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 20.12.1940-(04.1941)
T/Capt. 20.03.1941-14.12.1942
WS/Capt. 15.12.1942
A/Maj. 15.09.1942-14.12.1942
T/Maj. 15.12.1942-03.09.1945
WS/Maj. 04.09.1945 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 04.09.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. ?
Companion of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe
Territorial Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Education: Wakefield Grammar School; Shrewsbury School (1926.3-1931; Rigg's House); The Queen's College, Oxford University (BA, 07.1939).
      late Cadet L/Cpl., Shrewsbury School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.05.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      Staff College
      21st Army Group (served in intelligence)
? - 21.02.1963 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Joint managing director, Lancashire Cotton Waste Co. Lts., Texapro Ltd., Blackley Motors.
Bower,
Leslie

L. Bower
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
05.03.1909
Southampton, Hampshire
-
09.2002
South Hampshire
2nd Lt. 08.05.1943 [274226]
WS/Lt. 08.11.1943 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
08.05.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps (Non-Medical Section) [emergency commission]
Bowers,
Bernard Anthony

B.A. Bowes
Married Myra Whittingham; two daughters, one son.
17.05.1921
-
16.01.1999
Newark district, Nottinghamshire
Cadet
? [1732942]
2nd Lt.
13.02.1944 [308999]
WS/Lt.
13.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)



possibly served with 23rd Royal Irish Hussars
?
-
12.02.1944
Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
13.02.1944


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1945?)


possibly served as ADC to Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery
Worked for the British Coal Board as a Mining Engineer. In 1966 he moved to Canada (Sydney, NS) with his family and was employed by the Federal Government of Canada as a mines safety inspector with the Labour Department. He returned to England in 1986 upon retirement.
Bowes,
Peter

P. Bowes
?
-
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
08.07.1939
WS/Lt.
08.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946)



late Cadet, Tonbridge School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
08.07.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"D" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
Bowlby,
George Molesworth Salvin
G.M.S. Bowlby (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
Son of Russell Frank Bowlby (1890-1980), and Mary Dene (1892?-).
Married 1st (20.11.1947; divorced 1953) Anne Pauline Thoburn Mcgaw (16.05.1927 - 08.04.1973), daughter of Lt.Col. Alfred Joseph Thoburn Mcgaw (1900-1984), and Sylvia Inez Pakenham Johnstone (1901-); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (03.10.1955) Naomi Blanche Thoburn McGaw, daughter of John Thoburn McGaw; one son, one daughter.
11.10.1918
Walton on Naze, Tendring district, Essex
-
14.03.2000
Norwich, Kings Lynn district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 25.08.1938 [77627]
Lt. 01.01.1941
Capt. 01.07.1946 (retd 30.08.1948; receiving a gratuity)
Hon. Maj. 30.08.1948
Education: Eton College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1937-1938).
25.08.1938     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
? - 05.1940 Officer Commanding, 12 Platoon "B" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (captured)
1940 - 1945 POW (No. 930) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg)

Bowley,
Leslie Welbourne *

L.W. Bowley (Photo courtesy of Mrs Alison Abella)
Brother of Lt.Col. Ronald Graham Bowley.
Married (04.06.1931) Alice May Myers; one daughter, one son.

* birth & Army registration as: Lesliie Welborne Bowley

14.05.1908
Carslisle district, Cumbria / Cumberland
-
12.12.1967
Woking, Surrey
Bombr.
?
2nd Lt.
24.03.1937 [70695]
07.08.1939
Lt.
07.02.1941
26.01.1945, seniority 24.04.1940
WS/Capt.
15.10.1943
Capt.
01.01.1949
T/Maj.
15.10.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
1946? & 14.05.1958
24.03.1937
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army (54th (City of London) Anti-Aircraft Brigade)
07.08.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [temporary short service commission]
(1943)
 
 
served at Bombay, India
26.01.1945
-
14.05.1958
transferred, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (Class I) [attained age limit]
Bank official.

Bowley,
Ronald Graham
"Roy"

R.G. Bowley (Photo courtesy of Mrs Alison Abella) R.G. Bowley
Brother of Maj. Leslie Welbourne Bowley.
Married 1st; one daughter.
Married 2nd Lucy (née ...); one daughter, one step son.

02.02.1905
-
10.1989
Barnstaple district, Devon
2nd Lt.
03.09.1925 [33608]
Lt.
03.09.1927
Capt.
01.09.1936
A/Maj.
14.05.1940-13.08.1940
T/Maj.
14.08.1940-02.09.1942
Maj.
03.09.1942 (retd 01.06.1955)
T/Lt.Col.
01.06.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.06.1955
Indian General Service Medal Ind GSM ? & NW Frontier of India 1937-39 Clasp
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
1939-1945 Britsh War Medal 39|45 BWM - -
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
03.09.1925


commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment
06.01.1931
-
05.01.1933
Assistant Superintendant Army School of Physical Training
15.02.1936
-
14.09.1939
Instructor (Class C to 31.08.1936, then Class B & Assistant Commandant), Army School of Physical Training, India
Bowman,
Robert Andrew

R.A. Bowman
07.08.1918
-
02.1993
Boston district, Lincolnshire
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
14.01.1940 [113459]
WS/Lt.
14.07.1941 (reld 17.10.1951)
Hon. Lt.
17.10.1951
?
-
14.01.1940

Honourable Artillery Company (Cadet, 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit)

14.01.1940
 
 
commissioned, Royal Norfolk Regiment
Bowman,
Thomas David Dickenson
T.D.D. Bowman
Son of ... Bowman, and ... Roberts.
From Old Coulsdon, Surrey.

(09?).1915
Woodstock district, Oxfordshire
-
20.12.1983

[age 68]
Richmond, Australia
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.08.1942 [243050]
WS/Lt.
21.08.1942
T/Capt.
13.06.1944-(04.1946)
Lt. TA
15.03.1952, seniority 05.03.1946
Maj. TA
10.04.1952
Military Cross MC
29.03.1945
NW Europe
21.08.1942


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(06.1944)


Mortar Platoon, Support Company, 12th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Normandy; wounded)
15.03.1952
-
23.02.1956
Territorial Army
23.02.1956
-
23.06.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Bowring,
John Recanati
J.R. Bowring
Married (04.11.1937, Cairo) Phyllis Evelyn Taylor, elder daughter of the late Oscar Taylor and Mrs Townley, of Heatherwood, Hordle, Hampshire; three daughters.
23.08.1899
Pilgrims Rest, Transvaal, South Africa
-
10.08.1970
Cape Town, South Africa
2nd Lt. 25.01.1918 [6407]
Lt. 25.07.1919
Capt. 14.06.1930
local Maj. 21.09.1937-31.12.1937
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1938
Maj. 01.08.1938 (retd 05.04.1949)
local Lt.Col. 15.09.1939
A/Lt.Col. 10.10.1940-09.01.1941
T/Lt.Col. 10.01.1941-15.09.1941,
08.02.1942-31.01.1943
WS/Lt.Col. 01.02.1943
A/Col. 01.08.1942-31.01.1943
T/Col. 01.02.1943-29.06.1943,
12.05.1945-(04.1947)
Hon. Col. 05.04.1949
Companion of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.07.1941 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Military Cross MC 21.01.1920 Russia 19 *
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
VM - -
* For conspicuous gallantry eight miles south of Lijma, on 15th and 16th September, 1919. When the advance of the infantry was checked by maohine-gun fire he laid a line forward from his guns, and quickly brought accurate fire to bear on the enemy positions, enabling the advance of the infantry to be rapidly continued. On the 16th September he again rendered great assistance to the infantry.
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (psc).
25.01.1918     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Royal Field Artillery)
30.08.1918 - 11.11.1918 served in France & Belgium
12.05.1919 - 10.1919 served in Russia
14.05.1923 - 14.05.1927 employed under the Air Ministry (Temporary Flying Officer RAF)
14.05.1923 - ? course of instruction, No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon
27.11.1924 - ? 28 Squadron RAF (India)
06.1928     qualified as interpreter 2nd class in French
01.02.1929     transferred, The Sherwood Foresters
14.06.1930     transferred, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers - Royal Armoured Corps
(03.1931)     attached, 4th/7th Dragoon Guards
18.11.1931 - 31.03.1934 Staff Captain, 44th (Home Counties) Division (Eastern Command) (Woolwich)
01.04.1934 - 17.11.1935 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
(01.1937)     regimental duty (Tidworth)
21.09.1937 - 07.07.1940 specially employed: General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), British Military Mission to the Egyptian Army
(1941)     Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), HQ 7th Armoured Division (Western Desert)
(1944)     General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Liaison), XXX Corps (NW Europe)
10.1945 - 12.1946 Director, Central Tracing Bureau, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
05.04.1949 - 23.08.1949 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Bowyer,
Frederick John
F.J. Bowyer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Margaret Guest)
Son of Frederick C. Bowyer, and Linda M. Roach.
Married ((03?).1941, Slough, Eton district, Buckinghamshire) Vera Joan Brown ((06?).1919 - ), daughter of Frederick G. Brown, and Elsie Beenham; one son, one daughter.
07.09.1916
Slough, Eton district,  Buckinghamshire
-
28.04.1984
Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
Sapper 01.09.1939
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.01.1941 [166497]
WS/Lt. 18.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 10.02.1944-(04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 04.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 10.06.1967 HM's birthday 67: Chief Rescue Officer, Civil Defence Corps, Scunthorpe
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 08.09.1953 -
01.09.1939     enlisted, Corps of Royal Engineers (211th Field Company RE)
? - 18.01.1941 141st Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.01.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in Iceland, India (Bangalore Officer Training School) and France
Box,
John Allan Hyatt

J.A.H. Box
Also known as: J.A. Hyatt-Box.
Son of late Allan Cyril Box and Bertha (née Storey), of 55 Durham Road, Lnodon N2.
Married 1st (15.01.1944) Barbara Courtenay Linton, WRNS officer (marriage dissolved 1951).
Married 2nd (1953) Doris Lee (deceased); two daughters.

27.01.1920
Hampstead, London
-
07.03.2005
Leatherhead, Surrey
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [164706]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942
T/Capt. 08.02.1944-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 10.11.1945
T/Maj. 10.11.1945-(04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 1998 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
Education: Ceylon; Highgate School, London (09.1934-03.1938); School of Architecture, London Poly. ARIBA 1948
? - 21.12.1940 either Sandhurst or 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940     commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.06.1942     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
      wounded
Film production designer & art director. RDI, 1992. Entered film industry, 1948: films designed include: The Million Pound Note, 1954; The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, 1958; Our Man in Havana, 1959; The World of Suzie Wong, 1960; Lawrence of Arabia, 1961 (Academy Award 1962); Doctor Zhivago, 1965 (Academy Award 1966); A Man for All
Seasons, 1966 (BAFTA Award 1967); Oliver!, 1967 (Academy Award 1968); Nicholas and Alexandra, 1970 (Academy Award 1970); Travels with My Aunt, 1972; The Great Gatsby, 1973 (BAFTA Award 1974); Rollerball, 1974 (BAFTA Award 1975); A Passage to India, 1984; Black Beauty, 1994; First Knight, 1995; produced: The Looking Glass War, 1969. FRSA 1993. Award for special contribution to films, BAFTA, 1991.
Boxer,
[Prof.] Charles Ralph
C.R. Boxer
Son of Col Hugh Boxer and Jane Boxer (née Patterson); married 1945, Emily Hahn (died 1997); two daughters.

08.03.1904
Sandown, Isle of Wight
-
27.04.2000
St Albans, Hertfordshire
2nd Lt.
31.01.1924 [?]
Lt.
31.01.1926
Capt.
08.06.1935
A/Maj.
23.08.1940-22.11.1940
T/Maj.
23.11.1940-30.01.1941
Maj.
31.01.1941 (retd 23.12.1947)

FBA (1957)

Education: Wellington College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
31.01.1924


commissioned into the Lincolnshire Regiment

-
1930
served in Northern Ireland, before being sent to the Far East
(03.1931)


language student [Japanese]
(06.1933)


specially employed, ...
21.01.1935
-
02.12.1936
specially employed, War Office
03.12.1936
-
22.08.1940
General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3), The British Troops in China (Hong Kong)
23.08.1940
-
(04.1941)
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), The British Troops in China (Hong Kong)
12.1941
-
1945
wounded, POW in Japanese hands
Camões Professor of Portuguese, London University, 1947-1951; Professor of the History of the Far East, London University, 1951-1953; resigned latter post and re­appointed Camões Professor, 1953-1967; Professor of History of Expansion of Europe Overseas, Yale, 1969-1972. Visiting Research Professor, Indiana University, 1967-1979; Emeritus Professor of History, Yale, 1972-.  Emeritus Professor of Portuguese, University of London, since 1968; Fellow, King's Coll., 1967. Hon. Fellow, SOAS, 1974. A Trustee of National Maritime Museum, 1961-1968. For. Mem., Royal Netherlands Acad. of Scis, 1976. Dr hc Universities of Utrecht (1950), Lisbon (1952), Bahia (1959), Liverpool (1966), Hong Kong (1971), Peradeniya (1980). Gold Medal, Institute Historico e Geografico Brasileiro, 1986. Order of Santiago da Espada (Portugal); Grand Cross of the Order of the Infante Dom Henrique (Portugal); Kt Order of St Gregory the Great, 1969.
Published: The Commentaries of Ruy Freyre de Andrade, 1929; The Journal of M. H. Tromp, Anno 1639, 1930; Jan Compagnie in Japan, 1600-1817, 1936 (2nd edn 1950); Fidalgos in the Far East, 1550-1770, 1948; The Christian Century in Japan, 1549-1640, 1951, 2nd edn 1967; Salvador de Sá and the Struggle for Brazil and Angola, 1952; South China in the 16th Century, 1953; The Dutch in Brazil, 1624-1654, 1957; The Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622, 1959; The Great Ship from Amacon, 1959; Fort Jesus and the Portuguese in Mombasa, 1960; The Golden Age of Brazil, 1695-1750, 1962; Race Relations in the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1415-1825, 1963; The Dutch Seaborne Empire, 1600-1800, 1965; Portuguese Society in the Tropics, 1966; Further Selections from the Tragic History of the Sea, 1969; The Portuguese Seaborne Empire, 1415-1825, 1969; Anglo­Dutch Wars of the 17th Century, 1974; Mary and Misogyny, 1975; João de Barros: Portuguese humanist and historian of Asia, 1981; From Lisbon to Goa 1500-1750, 1984; Portuguese Conquest and Commerce in Southern Asia 1500-1750, 1985; Portuguese Merchants and Missionaries in Feudal Japan 1543-1640, 1986; Dutch Merchants and Mariners in Asia 1602-1795, 1988; numerous articles in learned periodicals.
Boyd,
John Errol Moritz
J.E.M. Boyd
Only child of Surgeon Lt.Col. Herbert Boyd (1847-1922), and Annie Cecilia Daly (1858?-1915).
Married ((12?).1908, Wandsworth district, London) Ada Vincent.
26.05.1881
Maylebone, London
-
08.05.1953
Birchington-on-Sea, Thanet district, Kent
Lt. 28.01.1907
Capt. 28.07.1910
Maj. 28.01.1919
T/Lt.Col. 25.01.1931-14.04.1931
Lt.Col. 15.04.1931 (retd 15.03.1934) (rejoined 01.09.1939)
A/Col. 09.10.1939-08.04.1940
T/Col. 09.04.1940-26.08.1940 (reverted to retd) (re-employed 08.10.1940)
T/Maj. 08.10.1940 (reverted to retd 16.08.1945 and restored to rank of Lt.Col. (Hon. Col.))
Military Cross MC 14.01.1916 ?
Queen's South Africa Medal QSAM - & 5 clasps
1914-1915 Star 14 St - & clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
VM - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1916 ?
1939-1945 War Medal 39|45 WM - -
Education: United Services College (1890.3-1895.3); St May's Hospital (MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond) 1906; Specialist in Entomology.
1900 - 1901 served in the ranks, Medical Staff 1st Field Hospital, Rhodesian Field Force, South Africa
28.01.1907     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps
1909 - 1914 served in India
1914 - 1915 served in France & Belgium
1915 - 1916 served in Mesopotamia
1921 - 1922 served in Mesopotamia
1922 - 1926 served in India (invalided)
1928 - 1934 served in India
15.03.1934 - 26.05.1936 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
01.09.1939 - 27.08.1940 rejoined as Commanding Officer, Military Hospital Shorncliffe
08.10.1940 - 16.08.1945 retired offcer, who is employed (retired pay temporarily suspended):
1942 - 1945 Officer Commanding, Camp Reception Station Brockhurst
Published: Suggestions for arrangement & marking of microscopical slides in a cabinet. In: Journal of the RAMC (1920); The philatelic zoo. In: Stamp Lover (vol. XII, No. 11), and several other articles.
Boylan,
Francis Michael Benedict [Cary]
J.K. Boynton
Son of Thomas Boylan (1865-1925), and Cecilia Mary Cary.
Married 1st Eileen Cecilia May Wetherell (1899-1967); two daughters.
Married 2nd Netta (née ...).
06.10.1898
-
23.02.1974
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.10.1917
Lt.
20.04.1919 (resigned commision 14.02.1920)
2nd Lt.
21.06.1940 [136225]
A/Capt.
07.10.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
30.09.1941
T/Maj.
30.09.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
25.02.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
22.02.1945
gallant and distinguished services in the field



Cadet Training Unit
20.10.1917


commissioned, Royal Field Artillery - Special Reserve of Officers
21.06.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Boyle,
Robin Lascelles
R.L. Boyle
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of V.Adm. the Hon. Robert Francis Boyle, MVO, RN (1863-1922), and of the Hon. Cerise Boyle (nee Champion de Crespigny) (1875-1951), of Virginia Water, Surrey.
13.11.1915
Fareham district, Hampshire
-
24.05.1940
(KIA) [age 24]
[Robecq Communal Cemetery, grave 13]
2nd Lt. 30.01.1936 [67129]
Lt. 30.01.1939
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
30.01.1936     commissioned, Royal Welch Fusiliers
(01.1937)     2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Hong Kong)
(01.1938)     2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Shanghai (temporary), for Sudan)
(01.1939)     2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Lucknow)
? - 24.05.1940 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers (BEF)
Boynton,
[Sir] John Keyworth
J.K. Boynton
Son of ... Boynton, and ... Stevenson.
From Bradford-on-Avon.
14.02.1918
Carlisle district, Cumbria / Cumberland
-
15.01.2007
London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.09.1940 [149030]
WS/Lt.
14.03.1942
T/Capt.
10.01.1943-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
14.09.1940


commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
1940
-
1946
15th Scottish Reconnaissance Regiment
Brace,
Eustace Frank Feilden
E.F.F. Brace
Son of Col. Henry Fergusson Brace, DSO, MC (1888-1948), and Beatrice Ida Feilden (1892-1973) [divorced; he married again (1937) Susan Agnes Rhodes Tilney (1897-1964)], of Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.
(06?).1920
Paddington district, London
-
18.05.1940
(KIA) [age 20]
[Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, XII.F.1]
[commemorated at St Werburgh's Churchyard and War Memorial, Hanbury, Staffordshire]
2nd Lt. 03.07.1939 [95557]
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
03.07.1939     commissioned, 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps
Bradford,
Raymond Howard
R.H. Bradford
22.06.1912
-
17.04.1942
(MIA) [age 29]
[Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar, face 12]
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [71145]
Lt.
01.10.1940, seniority 01.08.1938
T/Capt.
?
A/Maj.
?



served in the ranks for 3 years, 156 days
28.01.1937


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment
(01.1939)


1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (Maymyo)
?
-
17.04.1942
1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (Burma)
[missing in action while acting as Second-in-Command of the Battalion]
Braithwaite,
Thomas Colin

T.C. Braithwaite
Second son of Charles Wilkinson Braithwaite (1882-), and Agnes Lilian Elliott, of Heckwood, Hexham, Northumberland.
Brother of Lt.Col. Douglas Elliott Braithwaite.
Married ...; ... children (two sons?).
Residence: (1946) Netherwitton, Northumberland.
10.04.1913
Auckland district, Durham
-

2001
Tyne and Wear district
2nd Lt. 24.05.1939 [88186]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 01.07.1943
T/Maj. 01.07.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 01.11.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. < 04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 29.03.1945 NW Europe 44-45
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 Italy
Territorial Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Education: Rugby School (09.1926-02.1931; Kilbracken House; XI 1931); Trinity College, Cambridge (1931-1938?).
Stockbroker, 1938.
      late Cadet, Rugby School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.05.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA (wounded twice)
(1944?) - (1945?) General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), HQ 2nd Army
? - 27.04.1963 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
General Commissioner (Income Tax).
Brammer,
Georg Wilhelm Gerhard
"George"

G.W.G. Brammer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Nina Brammer Waldock)
Son of Gerhard Peter Brammer (1870-1924), and Constance Violet Sophie Herskind (1875-1962).
Married (18.09.1940, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) Anna Flygenring (08.09.1907 - 28.07.1968); one son, two daughters.

16.09.1909
Copenhagen, Denmark
-

31.08.1979
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Trooper ?
2nd Lt. 16.04.1940 [126842]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 21.12.1944
T/Maj. 21.12.1944-(04.1946)
Capt. TA 20.10.1948, seniority 21.12.1944
Hon. Maj. 13.02.1950
Christian X Liberty Medal (Denmark) ChrX 20.01.1947 ?
      served in the ranks, Royal Armoured Corps
16.04.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
15.07.1940     transferred, Intelligence Corps
      His son writes: "His education in Danish, English and German resulted in a transfer into Intelligence. He was involved in the short-lived attempt (Expeditionary Force) to land in Norway. At some time he was employed on censorship duties in the Isle of Man. He was made part of the Occupying force in Iceland. By 1943 he seems to have been transferred to an office in Kingsway in London. He became an early entrant into Copenhagen upon the German retreat."
late 1945 - 12.1949 Copenhagen & Control Commission for Germany (partly in civil occupation)
20.10.1948 - 12.02.1950 Territorial Army
13.02.1950 - 21.10.1959 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Branston,
Peter Jocelyn
P.J. Branston
(06?).1908
Newark district, Lincolnshire / Nottinghamshire
-
2nd Lt.
24.07.1926 [35723]
Lt.
24.07.1929
Capt.
16.02.1936
T/Maj.
29.07.1939?-10.04.1945 *
Maj.
11.04.1945
Territorial Decoration TD
08.06.1943
?
Territorial Decoration TD
20.07.1954
2nd Clasp
* In the April 1944 Army List as from 29.07.1939, but in April 1941 not listed as such yet (so still Capt.)



late Cadet Sergeant, Charterhouse School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

24.07.1926


commissioned, 8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - Territorial Army
(1940)


served in Norway
?
-
28.11.1956
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Bray,
Anthony Neville
A.N. Bray  
Son of Jocelyn Bray, and Rosa Sandra D. Onslow.
24.03.1913
Ockham, Guildford district, Surrey
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.  
07.12.1940 [160726]
WS/Lt.
18.03.1941
T/Capt.
01.07.1945-(04.1946)
Aeronautical engineer.
15.01.1940
 
 
enlisted at Farnborough, Hampshire
?
-
07.12.1940
either Sandhurst or 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
07.12.1940
 
 
commissioned, 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons) - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
15.11.1943
- 01.03.1944 "P" Patrol, No 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA ("Popski's Private Army") (Italy) [admitted to hospital]
Sales manager & company director, Shere, Surrey.
Bray,
[Sir] Robert Napier Hubert Campbell
"Bobby"
R.N.H.C. Bray
Son of late Brig.­Gen. Robert Napier Bray, CMG, DSO.
Married (1936) Nora, daughter of G.C.G. Gee, Rothley, Leics.; three sons.

14.06.1908
-
14.08.1983
[London?]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.02.1928 [39414]
...
...
local Lt.Col.
26.05.1941-18.07.1942
...
..
A/Brig.
07.06.1945-06.12.1945
Brig.
16.06.1955
Maj.Gen.
29.10.1955
Lt.Gen.
01.08.1961, seniority 27.02.1961
Gen.
25.02.1965 (retd)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
1966
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
1962
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1957
?
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1952
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
31.08.1944
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.05.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
Education: Gresham's School, Holt; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
02.02.1928


commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment



served War of 1939-45: Norway, Middle East and NW Europe (despatches, DSO and Bar)
22.04.1940
-
18.07.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
19.07.1942
(06.1944)
-

21.10.1944

General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
6th Airborne Division (Normandy)
22.10.1944
-
07.06.1945
Battalion Commander ?
20.01.1945
27.01.1945
-
-
23.01.1945
06.02.1945
acting Commander, 56th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
07.06.1945
-
20.04.1946
Commander, 185th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
11.11.1946
-
05.12.1946
Divisional Commander
06.12.1946
-
30.06.1947
Brigade Commander
1950
-
1952
Brig. General Staff British Army of the Rhine
1954


Korea
16.12.1954
-
28.02.1957
Director of Land-Air Warfare, and Director of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Standardisation, War Office
30.04.1957
-
30.03.1959
General Officer Commanding, 56th Infantry Division (TA)
01.05.1959
-
27.05.1961
General Officer Commanding, Middle East Land Forces (Aden)
01.08.1961
-
30.09.1963
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command
18.11.1963
-
1967
Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Northern Europe
1967
-
1970
Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe
21.09.1965
-
1968
also: ADC General to the Queen
Colonel, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 1965-75.
Bray,
Sebert Edmund

S.E. Bray (Photo courtesy of Mr John McLoughlin)
Son of Alfred Herbert and Emma Edith Bray.
Husband of Doris Sheila Bray, of Chelmsford, Essex; one daughter.
(12?).1910
Romford district, Essex
-

06.01.1945
(KIA) [age 34]
[Bologna War Cemetery, Italy, V, C, 5]
2nd Lt. 18.10.1941 [212153]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
18.10.1941     commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.11.1941     transferred, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
? - 06.01.1945 Platoon Commander, 2nd/7th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (Italy)
[Took over command of 7 Platoon (Medium Machine Guns) of `B´ Support Group on the Anzio Beachhead at the end of February1944. He was wounded on Monte Calderaro on 5th January 1945 and died the following day.]
Brayley,
[Sir] John Desmond;
Baron (cr. 22.06.1973; Life Peer) of the City of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan
J.D. Brayley J.D. Brayley, later in life (photo courtesy of Simon D.K. O'Gorman).
J.D. Brayley as a boxer (photo courtesy of Simon D.K. O'Gorman).
Son of Frederick and Jennie Brayley. Married (1945) Q.E.S. Bee (marriage dissolved 1960); two daughters.
From Weston-super-Mare.
29.01.1917
Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
-

16.03.1977
London
Lt.

25.04.1941 [183734] (reld 30.08.1945; disability)
T/Capt.
04.05.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
30.08.1945
Knight Bachelor Kt
07.08.1970
?
Military Cross MC
11.02.1943
North Africa
Mention in Despatches MID
23.09.1943
North Africa
Education: privately; grammar school; military. FICA 1958
1934


joined the ranks in the Royal Regiment of Artillery (finally Sgt.)
?
-
25.04.1941
physical training instructor, Army Physical Training School (he was an enthusiastic boxer and became Army Boxing Champion)
25.04.1941


commissioned into The Welch Regiment [emergency commission]
01.08.1942


transferred to the Parachute Regiment



served 2nd Parachute Battalion (Middle East) (to train soldiers to parachute behind enemy lines and cause as much disruption to the enemy as possible)
Joined Phoenix Glass Co. Ltd, Bristol, 1946; Chairman, Canning Town Glass Works Group, 1961-1973; Parlementary Under­Secretary for Defence (Army), March-September 1974. Honorary Colonel Commadant, Royal Regiment of Artillery, 25.06.1970-06.1975. President, Pontypridd Society of Mentally Handicapped Children; Patron, Institution of Engineers and Technicians. President, Pontypridd Boys' Amateur Boxing Club. Patron, Masonic Hospital; Vice­Patron, Masonic Schools. Companion, Grand Order of Water Rats. Freeman, City of London, 1961; Freeman, Worshipful Co. of Barber­Surgeons. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Greater London, 19.05.1970; Justice of the Peace (JP), Middlesex Area of Greater London, 1968. FRSA 1973.
Brecknell,
Mervyn St John
"Jack"

M.St.J. Brecknell
Son of Henry Brecknell, and Marjorie Edwards.
Brother of F/O Douglas Frank Charles Brecknell, RAFO.
Married ((12?).1936, Westminster district, Middlesex) Stella M. Wagstaff.
26.10.1912
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-

28.02.1995
Lambeth district, London
2nd Lt. 11.02.1940 [117887]
WS/Capt. 23.11.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Sales Manager. Tapsfield & Philpot 1928-1931.
11.02.1940

commissioned, The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers) [emergency commission]
(04.1944)     special appointment
Joined Calvin Lodge (Old Cheltoninan Lodge), 01.05.1956 (Worshipful Master 1963).
Breese,
Henry Howard

H.H. Breese
Son of ... Breese, and ... Williams.
14.04.1913
Runcorn district, Cheshire
-

(03?).1979
Warrington district, Cheshire
Pte. ? [4980828]
2nd Lt. 28.04.1942 [234540]
WS/Lt. 29.10.1942
T/Maj. ?
WS/Maj. 16.12.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Lt.Col. 16.12.1945-(04.1946)
      served in the ranks, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
28.04.1942     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
06.05.1943     transferred, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
10.1944    


[From: Probation Journal; Oct. 1944]

      may have served as Assistant Adjutant in SE Asia
Breitmeyer,
Alan Norman
A.N. Breitmeyer
Son of Cecil Breitmeyer and Clare Herbert­Smith.
Married 1st (1952) Hon. June Jane Coupar Barrie (marriage dissolved 1977); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1978) Susan Irwin (née Lipscomb).
14.03.1924
St George Hanover Square district, London / Middlesex
-
1997 still alive
2nd Lt.
05.06.1943 [278635]
WS/Lt.
05.12.1943
A/Capt.
04.04.1946-03.07.1946
T/Capt.
04.07.1946-13.03.1951
2nd Lt.
23.01.1946, seniority 14.03.1945
Lt.
14.09.1946
Capt.
14.03.1951
T/Maj.
07.05.1952-05.08.1952,
01.11.1952-26.03.1953,
01.07.1953-13.03.1958
Maj.
14.03.1958
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1962
T/Lt.Col.
06.05.1963-31.08.1964
Lt.Col.
01.09.1964
T/Col.
10.12.1966-31.12.1966
P/A/Col.
01.01.1967
Brig.
30.06.1971 (retd 08.04.1974)
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
Palestine 48
Education: Winchester College; Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; jssc, psc (1954)



served in the ranks for 302 days
05.06.1943


commissioned into the Grenadier Guards [emergency commission to 22.01.1946]
(1944)
-
(1945)
Intelligence Officer, 2nd (Armoured) Battalion Grenadier Guards (NW Europe)
18.11.1948
-
19.11.1950
ADC to the Chairman, Western European Commanders-in-Chief Committee (Field Marshal Montgomery)
26.01.1955
-
15.11.1955
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), HQ ... Infantry Division
16.11.1955
-
05.06.1967
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), HQ ... Armoured Division
21.01.1960
-
18.02.1962
specially employed Malaya Military Forces
06.05.1963
-
27.08.1964
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
1964
-
1966
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
1966
-
1966
Officer Commanding the Regiment & Regimental Depot, Grenadier Guards
1972
-
1974
Deputy Commander, Northeastern District
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Cambs., 1978. High Sheriff, Cambs., 1984. Lieutenant, HM Body Guard, Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, 1993-1994 (Member, 1976-1994; Harbinger, 1992-1993). County Councillor, Cambs., 1977-1985.
Briant,
John Henry

D.A. Brignall
?
-
2nd Lt. 19.10.1940 [155077]
WS/Lt. 19.04.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Capt. 09.05.1945-(10.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Capt. 18.12.1947
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
1939-1945 War Medal 39|45 WM - -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 20.03.1947 -
      either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, 168th or & 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
19.10.1940     commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
18.12.1947     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
01.02.1950     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
01.02.1952     transferred, Corps of Royal Egineers (Movement Control Section) - Territorial Army Reserve of Offficers
Brice,
Eric Gordon
E.G. Brice (Photo courtesy Mrs Sheila Brice Bolsover) E.G. Brice (Photo courtesy Mrs Sheila Brice Bolsover)
Married (16.11.1935) Frances Ellis; two sons, two daughters.
08.06.1909
Plymouth district, Devon
-
07.1996
York district, Yorkshire
QMS
?
Lt. (Technical Maintenance Officer)
25.09.1941 [163447]
Capt. (IPC)
28.01.1947, seniority 25.09.1944
Lt. (TOM)
27.11.1947
WS/Capt. (TOM)
27.11.1947
Capt. (TOM)
31.12.1947
Capt.  (Technical Officer, Telecommunications)
31.07.1950
Maj. (TOT)
31.12.1953
Lt.Col. (TOT)
24.11.1955 (retd 08.06.1964; age)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
12.06.1958
HM's birthday 58
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
Palestine 47
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM
02.03.1948
-



served in the ranks for 16 years, 143 days



served as Warrant Officer, Class 2 for 1 year, 5 days
25.09.1941
 
 
commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission to 27.01.1947]
28.01.1947
 
 
short service commission
12.03.1947
-
15.05.1947
SO3, HQ British Forces in Palestine
27.11.1947
 
 
permanent commission
Bridge,
Nigel Cyprian;
Bridge of Harwich, Baron created 1980 (Life Peer), of Harwich in the County of Essex
N.C. Bridge N.C. Bridge
26.02.1917
-
20.11.2007

2nd Lt.
17.05.1941 [187120]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
16.12.1944-(04.1946)
Bronze Star Medal (USA) BSM
08.11.1945
?

Kt 1968; PC 1975

17.05.1941


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1947; Bencher, 1964, Reader, 1985, Treasurer, 1986; Junior Counsel to Treasury (Common Law), 1964-1968; a Judge of High Court, Queen's Bench Division, 1968-1975; Presiding Judge, Western Circuit, 1972-1974; a Lord Justice of Appeal, 1975-1980. A Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1980-1992. Member, Security Commission, 1977-1985 (Chairman 1982-1985). Honorary Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1984. Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge, 1989.
Briggs,
Geoffrey Harry
see:
RAF section  
Bright,
Cyril Percy Christopher Sibthorpe

C.P.C.S. Bright
Son of Percy Sibthorpe Bright (1867-1946), and Winifred Agnes Hill (1882?-), of London.
Married 1st ((03?).1932, Epsom district, Surrey) Elizabeth G. "Betty" Brandon; two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (18.04.1947, Kensington district, London) Janie Hunter, second daughter of Edward William Hunter, and Mabel Elizabeth Peile (1879-), and earlier married to Leon G. Coleman.
06.06.1903
Lambeth district, London
-
09.1988
Reading and Wokingham district, Berkshire
2nd Lt. 29.08.1923 [26951]
Lt. 29.08.1925
Capt. 29.08.1934
Maj. 29.08.1940
A/Lt.Col. 15.12.1941-14.03.1942
T/Lt.Col. 15.03.1942-23.04.1942,
19.10.1942-07.09.1945
WS/Lt.Col. 08.09.1945
Lt.Col. 06.09.1948
A/Col. 08.03.1945-07.09.1945
T/Col. 08.09.1945-13.10.1948
Col. 14.10.1948, seniority 08.09.1948 (supernumerary 14.10.1954)
A/Brig. 09.03.1945-05.05.1945,
26.12.1945-28.04.1946
T/Brig. 29.04.1946-10.01.1947,
22.05.1947-30.06.1952
Brig. 01.07.1952 (retd 01.03.1957)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE 06.06.1946 Burma
Companion of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.02.1945 Burma / Eastern Front of India
Mention in Despatches MID 26.07.1940 France
Mention in Despatches MID 10.01.1946 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 27.04.1951 Malaya
Education: Cheltenham; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College (psc).
29.08.1923     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
01.11.1930 - 31.10.1934 Adjutant, 56th (1st London) Divisional Engineers - Territorial Army
(01.1937) - (01.1938) served at Gibraltar
22.10.1938 - 17.03.1940 Staff Captain, Directorate of Fortifications and Works, Department of the Quarter-Master-General to the Forces, The War Office
18.03.1940 - 14.09.1940 Intelligence Officer, ... (France & UK)
15.09.1940 - 31.10.1941 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
15.12.1941 - 23.04.1942 Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master-General (AA&QMG), ...
24.12.1943 - 06.03.1945 Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master-General (AA&QMG), 20th Indian Division (Burma)
09.03.1945 - 05.05.1945 Colonel in charge of Administration, ....
06.05.1945 - 25.09.1945 Area Commander
26.12.1945 - 31.12.1946 Area Commander
11.01.1947 - 22.03.1947 Colonel in charge of Administration, ....
22.05.1947 - 31.03.1948 specially employed, DDAWS(A)
01.04.1948 - 30.09.1948 DAW
01.10.1948 - 23.04.1949 Deputy Director of Personal Services (Welfare)
24.04.1949 - 31.03.1950 Brigadier (Quartering)
01.04.1950 - 30.03.1952 Deputy Quarter-Master-General (DQMG), General Headquarters, Far East Land Forces
16.09.1952 - 26.07.1954 Senior UK Liaison Officer Canada
30.09.1954 - 31.01.1957 Director of Equipment & Requirements (Brigadier), Department of the Quarter-Master-General to the Forces, The War Office
01.03.1957 - 06.06.1967 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Brignall,
Douglas Arthur

D.A. Brignall
06.02.1906
Hastings, Sussex
-

08.2006 still alive
2nd Lt.
05.06.1943 [278428]
WS/Lt.
05.12.1943
WS/Capt.
?
Capt. RARO
01.01.1949
Capt. SRO
01.04.1952, seniority 16.12.1949 (resigned 21.01.1956)
Hon. Maj.
01.01.1949
05.06.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Administrative Branch [emergency commission]



served in India
01.01.1949
-
01.04.1952
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
01.04.1952
-
21.01.1956
Supplementary (later: Army Emergency) Reserve of Officers
Brinjes,
Harold Eric Christopher

H.E.C. Brinjes
Son of Eric John Brinjes (1883?-1929), and Lilian May Bennett (1882?-1962).
Married ((06?).1935, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Violet M. Sartain (13.02.1909 - ); ... children (one daughter?).
30.11.1909
Fulham district, London
-

06.1990
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.10.1940 [151871]
WS/Lt. 19.04.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 19.08.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
? - 19.10.1940 either 122nd, 124th, 125th Officer Cadet Training Unit or School of Survey, RA
19.10.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Director and general manager of J. Lyons & Co. (Canada), 1952.
Brinkley,
William Hayward
"Bill"

W.H. Brinkley
Married (1943) Jean McCreath; twin sons and a daughter.

reminiscence
24.05.1913
-
08.09.1995

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
2nd Lt.
31.08.1933 [56652]
... ...
local Lt.Col.
21.05.1945-25.10.1947
...
...
Lt.Col.
15.09.1955 (retd 24.05.1968)
Mention in Despatches MID
19.10.1951
?
31.08.1933


commissioned, Royal Norfolk Regiment
06.08.1942
-
23.08.1943
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ 48th Infantry Division
21.05.1945
-
18.11.1947
Instructor, Staff College, Quetta
...
-
...
...
01.09.1964


transferred, Royal Anglian Regiment
Bill Brinkley was a cadet in HMS Conway 1929-31 but green blindness prevented a naval career. Instead, he entered Sandhurst in 1932 and was commissioned to the Norfolk Regiment in August 1933, joining the 2nd Battalion in Devonport prior to 6 years service with the 1st Battalion in India. He served during Northwest Frontier operations, then in Delhi and Bangalore. In 1940, when he was Adjutant of the Battalion he moved to the United Kingdom for the defence of London. After attending Staff College Camberley he was staff employed in Lincoln. He rejoined the 1st Battalion in Scotland and trained for the landing in Normandy 6th June 1944. He was wounded on a patrol in Normandy and was evacuated to England. He trained recruits at the Regimental Depot Norwich. Once his wound healed, he rejoined the Battalion at Kervenheim. In March 1945 he became a GSO II Instructor at the Staff College, Quetta. His peacetime service took him to less peaceful places. Evacuated from India on Independence in 1947, he rejoined the Battalion for service during the airlift of Berlin. Staff employment in Hong Kong followed when the New Territories were threatened by the Chinese Army. When this threat receded, he was posted to Seremban, Malaya for anti-communist operations. He became Second in Command of 1st Battalion The Suffolk Regiment in Trieste and led its families during the evacuation to Wuppertal due to trouble between Yugoslavia and Italy. When the families were rejoined by the Battalion, he was moved to Staff employment at the Headquarters of the British Commonwealth Force Korea in Kure, Japan. He was appointed to command 1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment for anti-Eoka operations in Cyprus. At the end of Eoka activity the Battalion moved to Iserlohn, Germany where he relinquished his tour of command. In retirement he served in a variety of Staff appointments in Chester, Exeter and for the last fourteen years of his retired service he had the Army Band Office in the Ministry of Defence which moved to the Royal Military School of Music. He settled in Ricklinghall, Suffolk where he was church warden for a period. He was also Chairman of the local branch of the Royal British Legion for 12 years. A strong supporter of all Regimental occasions and activities he was also a keen golfer.
Broad,
John Russell

J.R. Broad (Photo courtesy of Mr John R. Broad) J.R. Broad (Photo courtesy of Mr John R. Broad)
11.08.1925
-

Pte.
16.11.1943 [14677392]
Cpl.
1944?
Cadet
1945?
2nd Lt.
24.08.1945 [354091] (reld 11.1947)
A/Capt. ? / T/Capt. ?
?
Brewer.
16.11.1943


conscripted; served with the Royal Ulster Rifles; landed by Horsa glider at Normandy (06.1944)
?
-
23.08.1945
War Office Selection Board & 161 (Royal Military College) Officer Cadet Training Unit
24.08.1945


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



served at Colchester, Royal West African Frontier Force (Gold Coast and Egypt.)
Broad,
Richard Lowther

R.L. Broad (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Nicholls)
Married (1956?) Joan Lucile Murchison.
10.04.1910
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
12.05.1991
Branscombe, Seaton, Honiton district, Devon
2nd .Lt.
06.07.1938 [76276]
WS/Capt.
23.04.1942
WS/Maj.
27.04.1944
T/Maj.
23.04.1942-(04.1944)
Maj.
01.11.1947 (reld 01.05.1950)
A/Lt.Col.
27.01.1944-26.04.1944
T/Lt.Col.
27.04.1944-(04.1946)
Lt.Col.
01.05.1947
Military Cross MC
15.07.1941
escape & evasion and/or special operations
Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
?
06.07.1938


commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized
27.01.1944
-
(04.1944)
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Planning), Combined Operations HQ
10.04.1945


transferred, Regular Army Reserve of Officers
1951?
-
10.04.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Post-war a stockbroker.
Literature
: A talent to survive : the wartime exploits of Lt.-Col. Richard Lowther Broad, MC, Légion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre (1982)
Broadbent,
B T

B.T. Broadbent
?
-

2nd Lt.
?
...
...
A/Maj. ? | T/Maj. ?
?
?


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(1944)
 
 
Officer Commanding, 328 Divisional Troops Company RASC
Broadhurst,
Frank Brown

B.T. Broadbent
From Stockport.
23.12.1903
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
02.01.1978
Sleegill, Richmond, Surrey
QMSI
?
Lt.
15.01.1941 [167926]
T/Capt.
21.12.1942-06.05.1944
WS/Capt.
07.05.1944
Capt.
07.03.1947, seniority 01.09.1946
T/Maj.
07.05.1944-(04.1946),
07.06.1948-...
Maj.
15.01.1955 (reld 01.09.1956)
Hon. Maj.
01.09.1956
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
13.12.1945
Italy *
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
1939-1945 Britsh War Medal 39|45 BWM
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
Italy
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM
18.02.1949
- [effective from 22.04.41]
* This officer has filled the post of Training Officer, R.E.T.D. [Royal Engineers Training Depot, Capua, Italy], since February 1944 and has been responsible for the preparation and co-ordination of programs for the training of all the RE reinforcements in Italy, including some 2,000 transfers from the Royal Artillery since the beginning of December 1944. During a number of peak periods, when there have been up to 1,400 men on training in the Depot simultaneously, his powers of organisation have been a vital factor in turning out reinforcements whose standard of training has been invariably very high. His enthusiasm and qualities of leadership during the whole of the period have inspired his team of N.C.O. instructors to produce consistently good results over these periods of high pressure work.
c. 1923


enlisted
15.01.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 06.03.1947]
07.03.1947


short service commission
23.03.1949


transferred, Royal Army Educational Corps
Brock,
George

G. Brock
?
-

2nd Lt.
13.06.1942 [235547]
WS/Lt.
13.12.1942
WS/Capt.
08.05.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
1941
-
13.06.1942
No. 31 Class, 141 Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot)
13.06.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Brodie,
Thomas
"Tom"

T. Brodie
Son of Thomas Brodie, Bellingham, Northumberland.
Married (1938) Jane Margaret Chapman­Walker (died 1992); three sons, one daughter.
20.10.1903
Bellingham, Northumberland
-

01.09.1993
Basingstoke, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
03.02.1926, seniority 20.04.1924 [34236]
Lt.
20.04.1927, seniority 20.04.1926
Capt.
04.04.1935
A/Maj.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Maj.
03.12.1939-09.09.1940,
13.01.1941-19.04.1941
Maj.
20.04.1941
A/Lt.Col.
23.03.1942-22.06.1942
T/Lt.Col.
23.06.1942-03.09.1942.
17.09.1942-30.01.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
31.01.1944
Lt.Col.
16.05.1947
A/Col.
31.07.1943-30.01.1944
T/Col.
31.01.1944-03.07.1945
Col.
22.05.1947, seniority 31.01.1947
A/Brig.
06.11.1943-05.05.1944
T/Brig.
06.05.1944-03.07.1945
Brig.
20.10.1952
local Maj.Gen.
25.07.1952 (supernumerary 22.05.1953)
T/Maj.Gen.
1953
Maj.Gen.
15.08.1953 (retd 01.01.1957)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1954
New Year 54
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
07.01.1949
Palestine
Distinguished Service Order DSO
07.09.1951
?
Mention in Despatches MID
26.04.1945
?
Silver Star Medal (USA) SSM
08.06.1951
Korea
Silver Star Medal (USA) SSM
10.08.1954
Korea
Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
30.10.1953
Korea
Education: Durham University (BA 1924); Staff College (psc)



from General List, Territorial Army
03.02.1926


commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment
08.05.1933
-
07.05.1936
Regimental Adjutant, The Cheshire Regiment
27.01.1938
-
02.09.1939
Instructor, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
1942
-
1943
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Manchester Regiment
06.11.1943
-
01.11.1944
Commander, 14th Infantry Brigade (India, Burma, India), redesignated:
01.11.1944
-
04.03.1945
Commander, 14th Airlanding Brigade (India)
1946
-
1947
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Cheshire Regiment
1947
-
1948
served in Palestine (CBE & despatches)
1951


Commander, 29th Infantry Brigade (Korea) (DSO, US Silver Star Medal, US Legion of Merit)
1952
-
20.07.1955
General Officer Commanding, 1st Infantry Division (Middle East Land Forces)
Colonel, The Cheshire Regiment, 26.12.1955-31.12.1961. Economic League, 1957-84.
Broke,
Charles Vere

C.V. Broke
Son of Lt.Col. Harry Broke (1864-1923), and Isabel Lucy Heathcote, of Alresford, Hampshire.
Married (03.10.1935) Violet Rosemary Balfour (18.02.1913 - 03.1998); one son.
13.11.1911
Alresford, Alverstoke district, Hampshire
-
06.08.1944

(KIA) [age 32]
[Brouay War Cemetery, France, V.A.11]
2nd Lt.
10.06.1939 [89344]
WS/Lt.
30.11.1940
T/Capt.
30.11.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
21.05.1943
T/Maj.
21.05.1943-06.08.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe



late Cadet Serjeant, Eton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
10.06.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
?
-
06.08.1944
147th (The Essex Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA
Bronnert,
David Henry
see: Indian Army officers' section  
Brook,
Walter Herbert
"Stokes"

C.V. Broke
1896
-
2nd Lt. 21.04.1941 [183884]
WS/Lt. 21.07.1941
T/Capt. 21.07.1941-12.10.1945
WS/Capt. 13.10.1945
T/Maj. 13.10.1945-31.05.1946
WS/Maj. 01.06.1946 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Lt.Col. 01.06.1946-(12.1946)
2nd Lt. 15.03.1952
Capt. 15.03.1952 (reld 07.08.1952)
Hon. Lt.Col. 07.08.1952
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM ? ?
WW I     enlisted 1914; Sergeant Instructor in Stokes Gun with Royal Welch Fusiliers

Factory stores-manager of tin plate manufacturers. Agricultural agent.

21.04.1941     commissioned, General List, Infantry [emergency commission]
1946?     Military Governor of Landkreis Pinneberg (530th Military Government Detachment)
15.03.1952 - 07.08.1952 commissioned, General List - Territorial Army
Literature: Brook, Colin L. A potted history - the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry and Walter Brook DCM. In: Cronicl Powys, No. 42 (Dec. 1997), p. 38-41; No. 43 (Apr. 1998), p. 38-41.
Brooke,
Sir Alan Francis;
1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough (cr. 1946);
1st Baron (cr. 1945)
A.F. Brooke (Lord Alanbrooke)







Son of late Sir Victor Brooke, Bart, and Lady Brooke­ Colebrooke, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh.
Married 1st (28.07.1914) Jane Mary (died 1925), daughter of Col Richardson, Rossfad, Ballinamallard, Co. Fermanagh; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1929) Benita, widow of Sir Thomas Lees, 2nd Bt, and eldest daughter of Sir Harold Pelly, 4th Bt; one son (one daughter deceased).
23.07.1883
Bagnères de Bigorre, France
-
17.06.1963
Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
24.12.1902
Lt.
24.12.1905
Capt.
30.10.1914
Maj.
24.04.1916
T/Lt.Col.
20.09.1918-31.03.1919
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1919
Col.
26.02.1929, seniority 01.01.1923
T/Brig.
04.02.1929-31.05.1935
Maj.Gen.
01.06.1935 (half-pay 01.10.1935) (full-pay 08.11.1935)
Lt.Gen.
15.07.1938, seniority 27.06.1938
A/Gen.
20.07.1940-06.05.1941
Gen.
07.05.1941
Field Marshal
01.01.1944 (half-pay 29.08.1946)
Knight of the Order of the Garter KG
1946
?
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
1942
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
14.06.1940
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1937
?
Member of the Order of Merit OM
1946
?
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
1953
Palestine
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1917
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.06.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.05.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.07.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?

Belgian War Cross; 1914 Star & Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal
08.10.1943 Order of Polonia Restitua 1st class (Poland)
29.02.1944 Order of Suvorov 1st class (USSR)
15.08.1946 Order of the White Lion 1st class (Czechosl.)
17.10.1946 Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold with Palm & Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium)
17.10.1946 Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer (Greece)
14.05.1948 Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Dutch Lion (Netherlands)

Education: local school, Pau (France); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
24.12.1902


commissioned, Royal Field Artillery - Royal Regiment of Artillery
24.01.1915
-
31.03.1915
Staff Captain, ... (France)
01.04.1915
-
20.11.1915
Adjutant, Royal Horse Artillery Brigade (France)
21.11.1915
-
12.02.1917
Brigade Major Royal Artillery, 18th (Eastern) Division (France)
13.02.1917
-
27.08.1917
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG) (Staff Officer RA), Canadian Corps (France)
28.08.1917
-
19.09.1918
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Canadian Corps (France)
20.09.1918
-
31.03.1919
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 1st Army (France)
25.02.1920
-
08.04.1921
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 50th (Northumbrian) Division (Northern Command)
09.04.1921
-
08.07.1921
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Defence Force (temporary)
09.07.1921
-
31.12.1922
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 50th (Northumbrian) Division (Northern Command)
01.01.1923
-
20.01.1927
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Staff College, Camberley
04.02.1929
-
14.03.1932
Commandant, School of Artillery
15.03.1932
-
06.04.1934
Army Instructor, Imperial Defence College
07.04.1934
-
30.09.1935
Commander, 8th Infantry Brigade (Southern Command)
08.11.1935
-
14.08.1936
Inspector of the Royal Artillery, War Office
15.08.1936
-
23.11.1937
Director of Military Training, War Office
24.11.1937
-
14.07.1938
General Officer Commanding, Mobile division (Southern Command)
15.07.1938
-
24.03.1939
Commander Anti-Aircraft Corps, Territorial Army (temporary)
25.03.1939
-
27.07.1939
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Anti-Aircraft Command (Territorial Army)
28.07.1939
-
31.08.1939
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command
01.09.1939
-
25.06.1940
Commander, 2nd Corps (Home Forces & British Expeditionery Force)
26.06.1940
-
19.07.1940
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command (UK)
20.07.1940
-
24.12.1941
Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces (UK)
25.12.1941
-
25.06.1946
Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office (London, UK)
11.09.1942
-
25.06.1946
also: ADC General to the King
Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 20.05.1939. Colonel Commandant, Glider Pilot Regiment, 12.11.1942-22.07.1951. Colonel Commandant, Honourable Artillery Company, 16.08.1946. Master Gunner, St James's Park, 05.11.1946-01.12.1956. Constable, Tower of London, 23.08.1950-31.07.1955.
Brooke-Taylor,
Edward Mallalieu
E.M. Brooke-Taylor
Son of Col. Herbert Brooke Taylor (1855-1923), and Mary Taitt Mallalieu, of Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Married (12.06.1928) Rachel Frances Pawson; ... children (one son?).
(12?).1893
Bakewell, Derbyshire
-

2nd Lt.
19.08.1911 (supernumerary to 04.05.1912) [2995]
Lt.
24.06.1914
T/Capt.
30.08.1915-13.06.1917
Provl. Maj.
16.02.1925
Maj.
02.07.1926, seniority 16.02.1925
Lt.Col.
16.02.1931
Col.
16.02.1935 (retd 09.10.1950)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
08.06.1944
Buxton Home Guard
Military Cross MC
01.01.1918
?
Territorial Decoration TD
04.02.1927
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.07.1919
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
VM - -
Education: Cheltenham College.
Admitted a solicitor, 1920.



late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Cheltenham College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

19.08.1911
 
 
commissioned, 6th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - Territorial Army
25.02.1915
-
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium (wounded):
21.12.1917
-
23.08.1918
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
24.08.1918
-
20.06.1919
Brigade Major, ...
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA



served Buxton Home Guard
(04.1941)


Military Member, County of Derby Territorial Army and Air Force Association
(04.1944)

(04.1946) 
Vice-Chairman & Military Member, County of Derby Territorial Army and Air Force Association
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Derby, 28.05.1936. Coroner for High Peak.
Brookshaw,
Herbert Philip
H.P. Brookshaw
Son of ... Brookshaw, and ... Davis.
Married (1947) June Chitty; two sons, one daughter.

21.03.1921
Swanage, Wareham district, Dorset
-
10.2005
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.03.1942 [229560]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
18.12.1944-17.03.1945
T/Capt.
18.03.1945-20.03.1946
Lt.
02.06.1945, seniority 25.09.1943
WS/Capt.
31.03.1946
Capt.
25.03.1948
A/Maj.
25.10.1945-13.11.1945, 09.01.1946-20.03.1946
T/Maj. 21.03.1946-12.08.1946, 23.02.1950-04.10.1950, 15.12.1951-02.05.1953
Maj.
25.03.1955 (retd 06.07.1959)
Military Cross MC
01.03.1945
capture of Amiens
Mention in Despatches MID
01.05.1953
?
Education: Farnborough Grammar School; Staff College, Camberley (psc)



served in the ranks for 1 year, 16 days



Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.03.1942


commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
28.03.1942
-
1945
3rd Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment (Middle East, NW Europe [Normandy, Antwerp, Germany])
06.1944


liaison officer for the 29th Armoured Brigade (for a short while in Normandy)
02.06.1945


permanent commission, Royal Armoured Corps
02.11.1946


transferred to the Royal Tank Regiment



served in India for a spell before returning to England. After attending Staff College, he was a staff officer in Hong Kong and then in Malaysia during the emergency. On his return, he joined 4 RTR and served as a squadron commander and adjutant in BAOR before retiring from the Army in 1959.
Joined Stenhouse, the insurance brokers, and became regional director of the Midlands branch. After a spell in the Newcastle office, he moved to London as managing director for the southern region and subsequently of the whole company . After retiring from Stenhouse in 1981, Brookshaw was appointed managing director of Hadley Cannon, the insurance broking subsidiary of LEP plc. He worked voluntarily for the Abbeyfield Society and the Housing Appeals Tribunal and was a case worker for SSAFA for more than 20 years.
Brotheridge,
Herbert Denham
"Den"
H.D. Brotheridge
Son of Herbert Charles and Lilian Brotheridge, of Smethwick, Staffordshire; husband of Maggie Brotheridge, of Smethwick.
1915 ?
-
06.06.1944
Normandy
(KIA) [age 29]
[Ranville Churchyard, France, grave 43]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.07.1942 [237676]
WS/Lt.
04.01.1943
04.07.1942


commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
? -
06.06.1944
platoon commander, "D" Company, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Normandy) (supposedly the first British soldier killed in action on D-Day)
Brougham,
John Collingwood

J.C. Brougham (Photo courtesy of Mr Kevin West)
Son of Rev. Richard Henry Vaux Brougham (1870-), and Beatrice Rose Burnaby.
Married ...; ... children (two daughters?)..
07.10.1897
Mallow, Cork, Ireland
-
08.04.1960
Hachenburg, Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
2nd Lt. (prob) 06.01.1915
Lt. 03.11.1918 (reld 28.04.1920)
Lt. 01.04.1940 [80937]
T/Capt. 25.12.1942-(04.1944),
21.04.1944-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.03.1949
Maj. 01.12.1953 (reld 01.03.1955)
      cadet, Officers Training Corps
06.01.1915     commissioned, The Cork Royal Garrison Artillery - Special Reserve of Officers
01.04.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1945/46?     Military Intelligence, Bad Oeynhausen
01.03.1949     short service commission
01.03.1951     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section)
       
 
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