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.
to
Best, J.K.

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

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

Brousson, A.G.H.
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Byrne, J.J.


 

A.G.H. Brousson  to  J.J. Byrne
Brousson,
Anthony Gerald Habgood
A.G.H. Brousson
Elder son of Herbert Louis Brousson (?-1946), a member of the London Stock Exchange, and Dorothea Flamank Carlill, of Uphill, Knockolt, Kent.
Married (01.01.1935, St John's Roman Catholic Church, Gravesend, Kent) Lorna Everard Lewis (12.07.1910 - 11.2000), younger daughter of Lt.Col. Stanley Everard Lewis, RAMC (1877-1938), of Shears Green, Gravesend; one son.
22.04.1907
Bromley district, Greater London / Kent
-
(06?).1976
Braintree, Essex
2nd Lt. 29.01.1927 [37041]
Lt. 29.01.1930
local Capt. 19.02.1936-28.01.1938
Capt. 29.01.1938
local Maj. 29.11.1938-10.10.1941
WS/Maj. 11.01.1942
Maj. 29.01.1944
A/Lt.Col. 11.10.1941-10.01.1942
T/Lt.Col. 11.01.1942-28.01.1942,
15.04.1942-12.06.1948,
06.12.1948-31.03.1950
Lt.Col. 01.04.1950
A/Col. 19.11.1945-23.12.1945
Col. 01.02.1953
A/Brig. 19.11.1945-23.12.1945
T/Brig. 31.08.1956-10.02.1957
Brig. 11.02.1957 (retd 23.04.1959)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 06.01.1944 Middle East (East Africa and Madagascar)
Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity, Second Class (18.09.1953; in recognition of his valuable services in the saving of life during the Po Valley floods)
Education: Westminster School (20.01.1921-12.1924; Ashburnham House); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1926); St Catharine's College, Cambridge University (matric. Michaelmas 1927, BA 1929; MA 1957).
29.01.1927     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
WW II     served in Egypt, Sudan & Eritrea:
29.11.1935 - 14.12.1940 specially employed, Sudan Defence Force
15.12.1940 - 10.10.1941 Staff Officer Royal Engineers (SORE), ...
(1943)     RE Sudan Defence Force (OBE)
12.07.1945 - 18.11.1945 Staff Officer Royal Engineers (SORE), ...
19.11.1945 - 23.12.1945 Chief Engineer, HQ British Troops in Egypt
24.12.1945 - 25.06.1947 Staff Officer Royal Engineers (SORE), ...
1948 - 1948 Commander Royal Engineers (CRE), Northern Ireland District
13.06.1948 - 05.12.1948 Assistant Chief Instructor, ....
1950 - 1950 Commander Royal Engineers (CRE), British Element Trieste
01.02.1953 - 20.11.1955 Assistant Director of Inspection (Military), Electrical and Mechanical Equipment, Ministry of Supply
20.01.1956 - 29.06.1956 Chief Engineer, HQ West Africa
31.08.1956 - 1958 Chief Engineer, Cyprus District
23.04.1959 - 22.04.1965 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
AMIMechE 1955, EM. Head of Department of Science, Braintree College of Further Education, 1968.
Brown,
Alan Ward

A.W. Brown

Son of Hugh Ward Brown, Dublin, and Gertrude Corisande Brown (née Bean, now Stephens).
Married (1936) Pamela
Margaret (née Preston); one son.
08.07.1909
-
01.09.1971

High Hurstwood, Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.01.1930
...
...
T/Lt.Col.
12.12.1942-20.08.1945
A/Col.
21.02.1945-20.08.1945
A/Brig.
18.04.1945-17.10.1945
Brig.
11.01.1957 (retd 10.07.1958)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1955
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.02.1945
?
Military Cross MC
1935
?
Chevalier of the Order of Leopold with Palm, Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium) 25.09.1947
Education: Bromsgrove School, Worcs; idc (1949-1950); Staff College (1940, psc)
30.01.1930


commissioned, Royal Tank Corps
1931
-
1931
5th Battalion RTC
1931
-
1935
2nd Armoured Car Company (India/Pakistan)
1936
-
1938
2nd Battalion RTC
25.08.1939
-
10.10.1939
specially employed
16.04.1940
-
05.05.1940
GSO2
14.05.1940
-
18.10.1941
Brigade Major
13.11.1941
-
01.05.1942
GSO2
02.05.1942
-
18.06.1942
GSO1
19.06.1942
-
29.06.1942
GSO2
01.07.1942
-
29.10.1942
GSO2
30.10.1942
-
12.08.1943
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 79th Armoured Division
1943
- ? Commanding Officer, 147th Battalion Royal Armoured Corps (NW Europe)
?
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (NW Europe)
18.04.1945
-
22.02.1946
Commander, 31st Armoured Brigade (NW Europe)
1948
-
1949
Commandant Specialised Armour Establishment
1953
-
1956
Commander, 25th Armoured Brigade
Brown,
Alexander Douglas
A.D. Brown A.D. Brown

24.05.1900
-
1976
2nd Lt. 16.07.1919
Lt. 16.07.1921
Capt. 09.03.1931
Maj. 01.08.1938 (retd 31.01.1949)
Iraq Operations 1919-20. Medal & 2 clasps (Iraq & NW  Persia). Waziristan 1921-24. Medal & clasp.
16.07.1919     commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's)
(1923)     1st Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Bareilly, India)
25.03.1925 - 08.03.1931 employed with Royal West African Frontier Force:
(03.1931)     Company Officer, 2nd Battalion The Nigeria Regiment (Kano)
01.06.1932 - 25.04.1936 employed with Royal West African Frontier Force :
(06.1933)     Company Commander, 6th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment (Enuga)
(09.1935) - (10.1935) Company Commander, 5th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment (Zaira, for Maiduguri)
(01.1937) - (01.1938) 1st Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Shorncliffe)
(01.1939)     2nd Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Lucknow)
(1943) - (1944) 5th Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Bournemouth, then Sandbanks)
Brown,
Anthony
A. Brown

?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
09.03.1940 [124850]
WS/Lt.
06.03.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
?
?
-
09.03.1940
either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
09.03.1940


commissioned, South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
06.02.1944
-
(05.1944)
Instructor, Gas School, Middle East Training Centre
Brown,
Andrew
A. Brown
Married (25.12.1940, Salisbury) Isabella Hunter Murray; ... children (one daughter?).
Residence: (1946) Hove.
16.09.1902
Barrhead, Scotland
-
08.08.1968
Perth, Western Australia
2nd Lt. 20.09.1941 [210109]
WS/Lt. 30.04.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Capt. 30.04.1942-(07.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44-45
20.09.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(1944/45)     69 Company RASC (MBE)
Brown,
Brian Alan
B.A. Brown
22.02.1903 ??
Castle Ward district, Northumberland ??
-
14.01.1995 ??
Tynemouth, North Shields, Tyne and Wear ??
2nd Lt.
20.02.1940 [120284]
WS/Lt.
20.08.1941
T/Capt.
18.09.1945-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946)
Education: BA
20.02.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(1942)


[Platoon/Section Commander?], 106th Army Troops Company RE (Middle East)
Brown,
Charles L Scott
see: Canadian Army officers' section  
Brown,
Charles Norman
C.N. Brown
From Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
?
-
20.12.1989
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.12.1940 [162672]
WS/Lt.
21.06.1942 (reld 1947)
A/Capt.
11.04.1942-...
A/Maj.
31.07.1943-...
T/Maj.
(1945)
A/Lt.Col.
13.05.1946-...
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
06.06.1946
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID
22.08.1946
Far East
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
?
?
Burma Star Bur St
?
?
Defence Medal Def M
?
?
1939-1945 Britsh War Medal 39|45 BWM
?
?
General Service Medal 1918-1962 GenSM
?
& Clasp South-East Asia 1945/46
10.10.1939
-
04.09.1940
enlisted in the ranks, 11th Highland Light Infantry (Hamilton)
05.09.1940
- 21.12.1940 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940


commissioned, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)  [emergency commission]
03.01.1941
-
12.02.1942
9th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Scotland; embarked from Gourock for attachment to the Indian Army)
04.1942
-
06.1942
two month induction course at OfficerTraining School, Bangalore
13.06.1942
-
14.07.1942
10/6th Rajputana Rifles
15.07.1942
-
04.03.1943
Company Commander, 16/6th Rajputana Rifles
05.03.1943
-
22.12.1943
Staff Officer/Liaison Officer, Headquarters, 23rd Indian Infantry Division (Imphal)
23.12.1943
-
12.05.1946
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG), 23rd Indian Infantry Division (Imphal, India, Malaya & Java)
13.05.1946
-
10.11.1946
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), 23rd Indian Infantry Division
1946
-
1947
regimental depot, Seaforth Highlanders (Fort George, Inverness)
Brown,
Edward Albert
"Ted"
E.A. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Brown) E.A. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Brown)
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
?
-
03.2001
Cadet ? [2052234]
2nd Lt. 19.09.1943 [303784]
WS/Lt. 19.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. 1945?
      served in the ranks, attached No. 11 Commando [see Commando Veterans Forum]
      joined Royal Artillery in Haifa
19.09.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
06.06.1944     transferred, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
      served in Italy; captured just outside Rimini in Northern Italy, and spent the remainder of the war as a POW in Stalag VIIA
Brown,
Sir John
J. Brown
Elder son of late Alderman John Brown of Abington, Northampton, and Kate Davis Allen.
Married (1904) Annie Maria, 3rd daughter of late Alderman Francis Tonsley, JP, of Northampton; two sons.
10.02.1880
-
04.04.1958
2nd Lt.
? [21336]
...
...
Col.
? (retd 10.02.1937)
Maj.Gen.
01.11.1937 (retd 18.11.1941)
A/Lt.Gen.
04.09.1939-03.09.1940
T/Lt.Gen.
04.09.1940-(04.1941)
Hon. Lt.Gen.
18.11.1941
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
1934
?
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1923
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1920
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1918
?
Territorial Decoration TD
?
?
Education: Magdalen College School, Brackley



joined 1st VB Northamptonshire Regiment, 1901 (afterwards 4th (TA) Bn Northamptonshire Regiment); served in Suvla landing August 1915, Anzac and Palestine campaigns; Commanded 162nd (East Midland) Infantry Brigade (TA), 1924-1928
01.11.1937
-
03.09.1939
Deputy Director-General of Territorial Army (temporary)
04.09.1939
-
29.11.1940
Deputy Adjutant­General (Territorial), War Office
30.11.1940
-
(04.)1941
Director-General, Territorial Army & Inspector-General of Welfare and Education, War Office
JP; DL; FRIBA; FRICS. Chairman of the British Legion, 1930-1934; Chairman British Empire Service League, 1946-1953; Hon. Freeman of County Borough of Northampton, 1934; Master of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, 1942-1944 and 1950-1951. Honorary Colonel, 3rd Survey Regiment Royal Artillery (TA), 11.02.1939-27.09.1949.
Brown,
John Austin
J.A. Brown
26.02.1905
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
-
04.1996
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 12.11.1926 [36469]
Lt. 12.11.1929
Capt. 01.05.1935
Maj. 28.08.1939
Territorial Decoration TD 31.01.1946 -
Territorial Decoration TD 13.07.1951 2 clasps
      Inns of Court Officer Training Corps
12.11.1926     commissioned, 9th London Regiment (Queen's Victoria Rifles) - Territorial Army [later: Queen's Victoria Rifles, The King's Royal Rifle Corps]
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 26.05.1940 Officer Commanding, C Company, 7th Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps (captured at Calais)
26.05.1940 - 1945? POW (No. 730) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
? - 02.03.1955 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Brown,
Kenneth Maxwell
K.M. Brown (Photo courtesy of Jane Maxwell-Brown)
Also known as: Maxwell-Brown, Kenneth.
Son of ... Brown, and Maud Cooke.
Married ((12?).1939, Northwich district, Cheshire) Eleanor Mary Potter (08.03.1920 - 10.2003); one daughter, one son.
05.1914
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
25.05.2013
2nd Lt. 08.06.1934 [63156]
Lt. 08.06.1937
T/Capt. 14.08.1940-19.01.1942
WS/Capt. 20.01.1942
Capt. 01.05.1947, seniority 20.01.1942
T/Maj. 20.01.1942-06.10.1945
WS/Maj. 07.10.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Maj. 02.05.1948, seniority 01.05.1947
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. < 04.1946
Maj. 03.06.1952, seniority 02.05.1948
Lt.Col. 12.10.1953, seniority 08.05.1953
Territorial Decoration TD 04.02.1949 -
Territorial Decoration TD 21.04.1950 1st clasp
Mention in Despatches MID 15.12.1942 Middle East 11.41-04.42
08.06.1934     commissioned, 55th (West Lancashire) Divisional Signals - Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served Western Desert, Sicily, Salerno, Normandy & Norway
01.1947     reformed 304th Signal Squadron at Signal House, Score Lane, Liverpool
01.09.1950 - 03.06.1952 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
03.06.1952 - 30.10.1956 Supplementary Reserve of Officers [later: Army Emergency Reserve]
30.10.1956 - ? Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Honorary Colonel, 91st Signal Regiment AER, 23.10.1959-01.08.1964.
Brown,
Robert Charles
R.C. Brown
Of Lancing, Sussex.
21.11.1902
Lewisham district, London / Kent
-
(06?).1976
Yeovil district, Somerset
Lt. (QM) 18.03.1939 [86127]
WS/Capt. (QM) 01.11.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 24.408.1944

Italy

18.03.1939     commissioned, 57th (Home Counties) Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 21.11.1957 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Brown,
Robert Donald
R.D. Brown

?
-
16.09.1943
(KIA)
[Cassino Memorial, Italy, panel 6]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
09.03.1940 [121662]
WS/Lt.
18.01.1941
T/Capt.
18.01.1941-...
T/Maj.
...-16.09.1943
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.02.1946
to be dated
16.09.1943

in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field (Italy)


-
09.03.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
09.03.1940


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
?
-
16.09.1943
attached 2/5th Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment (killed in action, Monte Cassino)
Brown,
Robert Walker
see: Walker-Brown,
Robert
 
Brown,
Sam Wayland

S.W. Brown
Married ...; one son.
07.03.1916
Newport district, Wales
-
08.1989
South Glamorgan district, Wales
2nd Lt. 16.05.1943 [285046]
WS/Lt. 16.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
A?/Capt. ?
Hon. Lt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
16.05.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
Brown,
William

W. Brown
20.10.1908
-
09.1996
Poulton le Fylde, Blackpool and Fylde district, Lancashire
2nd Lt. 29.03.1933 [58625]
Lt. 29.03.1936 (reld 29.09.1945)
T/Capt. 02.12.1939-(04.1941),
30.10.1943-(09.1945)
A/Maj. 1945
T/Maj. 1945
A/Lt.Col. 1945
Hon. Maj. 29.09.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
Territorial Decoration TD 30.11.1993 -
Territorial Decoration TD 30.11.1993 1st clasp
29.03.1933     commissioned, 5th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
17.04.1940 - 02.06.1940 served in France with his unit
01.05.1942     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
14.12.1942     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers
      569th Army Transport Company RE (North Africa 1943)
      Adjutant, 82nd Company RE (Italy 1944)
1945     Commander RE, Taranto
29.09.1945 - 20.10.1958 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attaine age limit]
Brown,
William Aubrey Stead
W.A.S. Brown

26.10.1914
-
07.1998
Southend on Sea district, Essex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.04.1943 [273045]
WS/Lt.
22.10.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
Lt.
21.04.1946
Capt.
12.08.1953
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
04.11.1949

-

22.04.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
26.06.1944


transferred, The Essex Regiment
01.03.1951
-
03.07.1955
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
04.07.1955


Mobile Defence Corps - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Browne,
Brian Robertson
B.R. Browne
later used as:
Robertson-Browne, B.
05.06.1920
-
31.10.1979
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.06.1940 [138930]
WS/Lt.
29.12.1941
WS/Capt.
24.10.1942
T/Maj.
24.10.1942-(04.1944)
T/Capt.
27.06.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. TA
15.10.1949
Mention in Despatches MID
01.03.1945
Ardennes
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM(T)
25.03.1949
?
Commander-in-Chief's certificate [for his actions in Normandy with the resistance when he was dropped wide and spent some two months adrift from his battalion behind German lines]
29.06.1940


commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) [emergency commission]
10.09.1943


transferred to the Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps

(06.1944)
(12.1944)


-


(02.1945)
9th Parachute Battalion
Anti-Tank Platoon (Merville, France)
B Company (Ardennes)
15.10.1949
-
24.02.1955
transferred to the Hertfordshire Regiment, Territorial Army
24.02.1955


transferred to the Hertfordshire Regiment, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Self-employed salesman.
Browne,
Guy Bruno
G.B. Browne
Son of ... Browne, and ... Butler.
12.11.1914
Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
04.1999
South Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt.
30.08.1934 [63578]
Lt.
30.08.1937
A/Capt.
01.01.1941-31.03.1941
T/Capt.
01.04.1941-07.05.1941
WS/Capt.
08.08.1941
Capt.
30.08.1942
A/Maj.
08.05.1941-07.08.1941
T/Maj.
08.08.1941-19.07.1942,
13.07.1943-29.08.1947
Maj.
30.08.1947
T/Lt.Col.
05.08.1953-31.03.1954
Lt.Col.
01.04.1954 (retd 24.06.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945

NW Europe

Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc)
30.08.1934
 
 
commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment
(01.1937)
 
 
1st Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Lucknow)
(01.1939)
 
 
1st Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Rawalpindi)
23.01.1939
-
31.12.1940
Instructor (Class "C"), Armament Wing, Small Arms & Mechanization School [later Small Arms School], India (Ahmednagar)
12.05.1944
-
(09.1944)
Second-in-Command, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
01.05.1946
-
16.07.1946
Brigade Major, 158th Infantry Brigade (British Army of the Rhine)
10.09.1946
-
22.10.1946
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG), HQ Hannover Garrison
23.10.1946
-
26.06.1947
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Qartermaster General (DAA&QMG)
17.04.1948


transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
17.08.1951
-
03.08.1953
Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport (DADST), War Office 
14.08.1956
-
(02.1957)
Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport (ADST), Southern Command
Browne,
John Raymond Jennison
J.R.J. Browne

Son of Archibald Buchanan Browne, and Ethel Ivy Jennison.
Married ((09?).1946, St Marylebone district, London) Marcelle P. Butcher.
12.02.1922
Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire
-
06.1994
Yeovil district, Somerset
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [201988]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 15.08.1944-(04.1946)
? - 23.08.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
23.08.1941     commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
Browning,
[Sir] Frederick Arthur Montague
"Boy" / "Tommy"
F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning
F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning
F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning
Second child and only son of Lt.Col. Frederick Henry Browning, CBE (1870-1929), London merchant, and Anne Alt (1873-1959).
Married (19.07.1932) Dame Daphne du Maurier (13.05.1907 - 19.04.1989), second of three daughters of Sir Gerald Hubert Edward Busson du Maurier (1873-1934), actor-manager, and Muriel Beaumont (1881-1957); one son, two daughters.

20.12.1896
Brompton, London
-
14.03.1965
Menabilly House, Par, Cornwall
2nd Lt. 16.06.1915 [22588]
Lt. 15.07.1915
A/Capt. 16.12.1917-23.11.1920
Capt. 24.11.1920
Maj. 22.05.1928
Lt.Col. 01.02.1936
Col. 01.09.1939, seniority 01.02.1930
A/Brig. 03.10.1939-02.04.1940
T/Brig. 03.04.1940-02.11.1942
A/Maj.Gen. 03.11.1941-02.11.1942
T/Maj.Gen. 03.11.1942-26.05.1944
Maj.Gen. 27.05.1944, seniority 28.12.1943
A/Lt.Gen. 09.12.1943-08.12.1944
T/Lt.Gen. 09.12.1944-(01.1946)
Lt.Gen. 09.05.1946, seniority 23.12.1944 (retd 05.04.1948)
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO 22.05.1959 ?
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO 1953 ?
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1943 New Year 43
Distinguished Service Order DSO 04.02.1918 *
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 ?
Polonia Restituta 2nd class 07.12.1944
Croix de Guerre (France) WWI
1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of three companies whose officers had all become casualties, reorganised them, and proceeded to consolidate. Exposing himself to very heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, in two hours he had placed the front line in a strong state of defence. The conduct of this officer, both in the.assault and more especially afterwards, was beyond all praise, and the successful handing over of the front to the relieving,
unit as an entrenched and strongly fortified position was entirely due to his energy and skill.
Education: Eton College (1910-1914); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1914-1915).
16.06.1915     commissioned, Grenadier Guards
      Served European War, 1914-1918 [France & Belgium 13.10.1915-05.01.1916 & 28.09.1916-11.11.1918] (despatches, DSO, Croix de Guerre)
04.11.1918 - 04.11.1921 Adjutant, ...
24.04.1924 - 23.04.1928 Adjutant, Royal Military College, Sandhurst [competed in bobsleighing the 1928 Winter Olympics in Sankt Moritz]
(03.1931)     3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Wellington Barracks)
(06.1933)     2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Wellington Barracks, for Windsor)
01.02.1936 - 01.08.1939 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Egypt & Wellington Barracks)
01.09.1939 - 02.10.1939 Assistant Commandant, Small Arms School
03.10.1939 - 13.05.1940 Commandant, Small Arms School
14.05.1940 - 19.02.1941 Commander, 128th (Hampshire) Infantry Brigade (UK)
19.02.1941 - 02.11.1941 Commander, 24th Guards Brigade Group (Guards) (UK)
03.11.1941 - 05.04.1943 General Officer Commanding, 1st Airborne Division
06.04.1943 - 08.12.1943 Major-General Airborne Forces
09.12.1943 - 09.12.1944 Commander, Airborne Troops
1944 - 1944 Commander, [1st] British Airborne Corps (NW Europe)
1944 - 1944 also: Deputy Commander First Allied Airborne Army (NW Europe)
26.12.1944 - (01.)1946 Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia
1946 - 1948 Military Secretary, War Office
Comptroller and Treasurer, Princess Elizabeth's Household, 01.01.1948-01.05.1952. Treasurer to the Duke of Edinburgh, 01.05.1952-08.07.1959. Extra Equerry to the Queen and to the Duke of Edinburgh, since 08.07.1959. Civil Defence County Controller, Cornwall; Chairman Territorial Army Association, Cornwall; Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County of Cornwall, 22.02.1960. Colonel, Indian Parachute Regiment, 05.06.1945-... Commodore Royal Fowey Yacht Club.

F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning
F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning F.A.M. Browning

Browning,
Langley
L. Browning
Son of late Lieut­Col W. B. Browning, CIE, IMS, Cregg, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Married (1915) Violet, daughter of Alan Thomas Cairnes, The Glen, Drogheda, Co. Meath; one son, one daughter.
28.07.1891
Cregg, Fermoy, Co. Cork
-
19.04.1974
[Dublin ?]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.07.1911 [5253]
Lt.
20.07.1914
T/Capt.
16.06.1915-07.08.1916
Capt.
08.08.1916
A/Maj.
11.08.1918-08.10.1918
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1929
Maj.
04.01.1929
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1933
Lt.Col.
10.12.1937
Col.
05.11.1938, seniority 01.01.1936
T/Brig.
15.08.1939-31.08.1940
A/Maj.Gen.
01.09.1939-31.08.1940
T/Maj.Gen.
14.11.1940-19.04.1943
Maj.Gen.
20.04.1943, seniority 07.10.1941 (retd 23.10.1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1919
?
Military Cross MC
1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.06.1919
?
Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
14.05.1948
awarded 1946
Knight Grand Cross of the Crown of Italy ItCwn
1946
?
1914 Star & Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Croce di Guerra (Italy, 17.05.1919); Cross of Merit, 1st Cl., Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 1946
Hon. Citizen of Texas, 1946
Education: Tonbridge (scholar); RMA Woolwich; psc
20.07.1911


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
1914
-
1919
served European War: France & Belgium (23.08.1914-09.1914 & 07.1915-11.1916), Italy (04.06.1918-04.11.1918) (wounded; despatches, Croce di Guerra)
01.07.1917
-
20.04.1918
Captain Instructor, Gunnery School of Instruction for Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery
09.10.1918
-
07.03.1919
Brigade Major RA, Italy
12.08.1919
-
04.06.1922
Adjutant
06.04.1928
-
25.10.1930
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), India (N.W. Frontier Campaign)
26.10.1930
-
07.06.1932
Brigade Major, India
21.01.1933
-
20.01.1936
Instructor [General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2)], Staff College, Camberley
05.11.1938
-
14.08.1939
Instructor [General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1)], Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
15.08.1939
-
31.08.1940
Inspector of the Royal Artillery (temp.)
01.09.1940
-
13.11.1940
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 4th Division
14.11.1940
-
13.02.1942
General Officer Commanding (GOC), 10th Anti-Aircraft Division, Home Forces
22.09.1942
-
03.04.1944
Commander RA Training Establishments & Major-General RA Training, War Office
22.09.1942
-
03.04.1944
Commander RA Training Establishments & Major-General RA Training, War Office
04.04.1944
-
1946
GOC military mission to the Italian Army
23.10.1946
-
28.07.1951
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Brownjohn,
[Sir] Nevil Charles Dowell
N.C.D. Brownjohn
N.C.D. Brownjohn

Son of Arthur Dowell Brownjohn, of Richmond, Surrey, and Repton.
Married (1929) Isabelle White; one son.
25.07.1897
-
21.04.1973
2nd Lt. 22.04.1915
... ...
Lt.Col. 26.05.1939
A/Col. 16.03.1940-15.09.1940
T/Col. 16.09.1940-17.09.1941
Col. 18.09.1941, seniority 01.01.1941
A/Brig. 17.03.1941-16.09.1941
T/Brig. 17.09.1941-26.07.1943
A/Maj.Gen. 27.07.1942-26.07.1943
T/Maj.Gen. 27.07.1943-09.12.1945
Maj.Gen. 10.12.1945, seniority 17.04.1944
Lt.Gen. 18.02.1950
Gen. 10.11.1953 (retd 29.11.1958)

GBE 1957 (OBE 1941); KCB 1951 (CB 1944); CMG 1949; MC 1917

Education: Malvern College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
1915     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
02.03.1940 - 01.08.1940 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
02.08.1940 - 16.03.1941 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Directorate of Staff Duties, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
17.03.1941 - 26.07.1942 Brigadier General Staff, ... (Home Forces)
27.07.1942 - 13.04.1943 Deputy Major-General in charge of Administration, Home Forces
14.04.1943 - 03.07.1944 Major-General "Q" Chief of Staff
04.07.1944 - 07.08.1944 Deputy Asisstant Chief of Staff (DACOS), Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
08.08.1944 - 22.01.1945 Deputy Quartermaster-General, Middle East Command
23.01.1945 - 25.03.1945 Major-General in charge of Administration, Middle East Command
26.03.1945 - 22.06.1945 Deputy Quartermaster-General, Middle East Command
23.06.1945 - 26.10.1945 Major-General Staff Duties, War Office
1945 - 1946 Chief Administration Officer British Army of the Rhine, Germany
1949 - 1950 Vice Quartermaster-General, War Office
1950 - 1952 Vice Chief Imperial General Staff, War Office
1952 - 1955 Chief Staff Officer, Ministry of Defence
1955 - 1958 Quartermaster-General, War Office
1957 - 1958 also: Aide-de-Camp to the Queen
Brownlie,
William Steel
W.S. Brownlie
W.S. Brownlie
From Greenock.
Married (first) Margaret Mitchell (deceased); (second) Netta Russell (deceased); one son, one daughter.
12.10.1923
Cambusnethan
-
Cadet
? [14403657]
2nd Lt.
30.01.1944 [308074]
WS/Lt.
30.07.1944
A/Capt.
?
T/Capt.
14.12.1944
Lt. TA
22.10.1950, seniority 12.10.1946
Capt. TA
01.08.1952
A/Maj. TA
30.06.1954
Maj. TA
12.10.1957, seniority 30.06.1954
Lt.Col. TA
20.05.1966
Lt.Col. TAVR
01.04.1967, seniority 20.05.1966 (retd 01.04.1969)
Bt. Col. TAVR (retd)
01.04.1969
Military Cross MC
01.03.1945
NW Europe (battle for the bridge at Asten, Holland, 22.09.44)
Territorial Decoration TD
18.01.1963
?
Education: Greenock Academy (Dip.Ed.); Glasgow University (MA)
1942
-
1947
served in the Royal Armoured Corps:
30.01.1944


commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
1944
-
1947
2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry (NW Europe)
(1944)
-
(1945)
Troop Commander, A Squadron
22.10.1950 -
1968
served in The Ayrshire Yeomanry (Earl of Carrick's Own) - Territorial Army (later Territorial Army & Volunteer Reserve):
(1950s?)


Second-in-Command
1966
-
1968
Commanding Officer
Principal teacher modern languages, John Neilson High School in Paisley, Scotland (1951-1984), since 1969 Depute Head. Contributor, Lingo Column, Times Educational Supplement; Editor, The Scottish Schoolmaster; Editor, The Yeoman (Ayrshire Yeomanry).
1964; Thirteen Letters from a Scottish Soldier (Editor), 1988.
Published
: The proud trooper : the history of The Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry, from its raising in the Eighteenth Century till 1964 (1963)
Brownrigg,
Sir Wellesley Douglas Studholme
W.D.S. Brownrigg
Youngest son of late Gen. John Studholme Brownrigg, CB (Grenadier Guards).
Married (02.02.1919, St Paul's, Knightsbridge, London) Mona Editha Jeffreys (05.09.1889 - (06?).1969), only daughter of Maj.Gen. Henry Bryce Jeffreys, CB, CMG.
21.04.1886
Chelsea, London
-
07.02.1946
London
2nd Lt. 28.01.1905
Lt. 16.02.1907
Capt. 21.01.1913
T/Maj. 23.08.1914-17.11.1915
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1916
T/Maj. 16.12.1918-31.03.1923
Maj. 16.05.1923
T/Lt.Col. 18.11.1915-15.12.1918
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.01.1918
Bt. Col. 01.07.1925
Col. 23.07.1927, seniority 01.01.1922 (half pay 16.02.1931) (full pay 01.11.1931)
T/Brig. 18.05.1933-15.07.1934
Maj.Gen. 16.07.1934 (half pay 16.10.1934) (full pay 16.06.1935)
T/Lt.Gen. 03.01.1938-28.01.1938
Lt.Gen. 29.01.1938 (retd 01.07.1940)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 08.06.1939 HM's birthday 39
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1936 New Year 36
Distinguished Service Order DSO 22.12.1916 Mesopotamia
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-20 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: Mulgrave Castle; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
28.01.1905     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
28.01.1905 - 31.01.1910 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
01.02.1910 - 30.07.1913 Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
23.08.1914 - 17.11.1915 Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General, 13th Division (Home Forces & Mediterranean Expeditionary Force; under Lt.Gen. Sir Frederick Shaw in Gallipoli 06.1915-12.1915)
18.11.1915 - 15.12.1918 Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Indian Expeditionary Force "D" & Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force (served under Lt.Gen. Sir Stanley Maude in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia) (despatches six times [28.01.1916, 13.07.1916, 19.10.1916, 15.08.1917, 12.03.1918, 27.08.1918], Brevets of Major and Lt.Col, DSO, the Order of St Vladimir with swords 22.12.1916) (Egypt 01.1916-02.1916, Mesopotamia 02.1916-10.1918)
16.12.1918 - 31.12.1918 Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (employed at War Office) (temporarily)
01.01.1919 - 31.12.1919 Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, War Office (temporarily)
1920     Staff College (psc)
01.02.1921 - 31.03.1923 Commander Company of Gentlemen Cadets (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Royal Military College, Sandhurst
01.04.1923 - 27.01.1927 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office (under the Director of Staff Duties responsible for the education of officers and the Officers' Training Corps)
28.01.1927 - 1929 Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General in charge of Administration, Shanghai Defence Force, Northern China Command (temporarily)
1929 - 15.02.1931 Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General in charge of Administration, China Command (temporarily)
01.11.1931 - 17.05.1933 Commander, 159th (Welsh Border) Infantry Brigade (Western Command)
18.05.1933 - 15.10.1934 Commander, 11th Infantry Brigade (Colchester, Eastern Command)
16.06.1935 - 02.01.1938 General Officer Commanding, 51st (Highland) Division TA (Scottish Command)
03.01.1938 - 30.06.1939 Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War
01.07.1939 - 03.09.1939 Director-General of Territorial Army, War Office, and Member of Army Council
04.09.1939 - 1940 Adjutant-General, GHQ British Expeditionary Force (France)
Zone and Sector Commander Home Guard since 1941; ADC to the King, 14.12.1933-15.07.1934. Colonel, The Sherwood Foresters, 19.01.1941-07.02.1946.
Published: Unexpected : a book of memories (1942); regular contributor to Evening News, Christian Science Monitor and Ministry of Information Commentaries.
Bruce,
Alexander Cathcart

A.C. Bruce (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Epps)
Son of Robert Cathcart Bruce, and Grizelda Wilson Rodger.
Married (18.04.1958) Betty Aitken, daughter of John Malcolm Aitken; no children.
08.12.1894
-
01.09.1966
hospital
2nd Lt. 09.02.1918, seniority 01.01.1917
... ...
Maj. 01.11.1934 (retd 01.08.1936)
09.02.1918     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
1937 - 1943 Ministry of Home Security
Bruce,
David
D. Bruce
?
-
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156090]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942 (reld 20.09.1946; disability)
T/Capt.
25.05.1945
Hon. Capt.
20.09.1946
02.11.1940


commissioned into the Welsh Guards [emergency commission]
01.01.1949
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Stock jobber, London.
Bruce,
Donald Charles
D.C. Bruce
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.11.1942 [253253]
WS/Lt. 21.05.1943
T/Capt. 29.10.1945-14.03.1946
WS/Capt. 15.03.1946
Capt. 14.08.1946, seniority 15.03.1946
Maj. 25.01.1957 (reld 16.09.1961)
Hon. Maj. 16.09.1961
Capt. 02.09.1963, seniority 01.03.1948
Maj. 01.09.1967
21.11.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission to 13.08.1946]
14.08.1946     short service commission
04.09.1950     transferred, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
02.09.1963 - 30.08.1967 General List - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers (later T&AVR, category II)
01.09.1967 - ? Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Bruce,
Edward Macaulay
E.M. Bruce (Photo courtesy of Mr John McLoughlin)
Son of Robert Perry Bruce (1861-1914), and Olive Maud Macaulay (died 1968).
Married (1939) Nancy Elinor Humfrey, daughter of Lt.-Col. F.G.C. Humfrey; two sons, one daughter.
09.02.1908
-
08.1986
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
L/Cpl. TA ?
2nd Lt. 24.01.1940 [113936]
WS/Lt. 24.07.1941
T/Capt. 27.01.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 13.06.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1945 Italy
      served in the ranks, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) - Territorial Army
24.01.1940     commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission]
      served B Company, 2nd/7th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
General manager, Unilever.
Bruce,
Ian Robert Craufurd George Mary
I.R.C.G.M. Bruce (Photo courtesy of Philena Bruce, via Amravati Mitchell) I.R.C.G.M. Bruce (Photo courtesy of Philena Bruce, via Amravati Mitchell)
Son of Eric Henry Stuart Bruce (1855-1935), scientist & aviator, and Helen Florence Mary Auxilium King (1860-1941).
Married (01.06.1926) Joan Mary Feilding (1904-1991), daughter of Lt.Col. Rowland Charles Feilding, DSO; five daughters.

family papers
22.06.1890
Kensington, Greater London
-
16.01.1956
2nd Lt.
15.09.1915 [9850]
T/Lt.
01.04.1917-24.05.1917
Lt.
25.05.1917
A/Capt.
13.04.1918-30.10.1919
T/Capt.
03.11.1919-24.01.1923
Capt.
25.01.1923
Bt. Maj.
29.12.1923
Maj.
05.05.1935
Lt.Col.
30.03.1938 (half-pay/full-pay 30.03.1938)
A/Col.
05.06.1941-14.08.1941
Col.
15.08.1941, seniority 30.03.1941 (supernumerary 22.06.1945) (retd 28.03.1946)
A/Brig.
05.06.1941-04.12.1941
T/Brig.
05.12.1941-06.10.1943
Hon. Brig.
28.03.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.12.1941
East Africa
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.01.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.06.1919
?
Officer, Order of Leopold II with palm (Belgium) Leo II
16.01.1947
?
Croix de Guerre 1940 with palm (Belgium) CdeG
16.01.1947
?
Haile Selassie I Military Medal with 1 palm (Ethiopia) HS MM
27.05.1949
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - & clasp (Mons)
Gen SM - & clasp (Palestine)
British War Medal 1914-20 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
George VI Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37 1937 -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M 53 1953 -
Education: Beaumont School, St Albans, Hertfordshire; Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire; qualified in a course of instruction at the London School of Economics
09.08.1914

-
14.05.1915
served in the ranks, mobilized Territorial Force (279 days, of which 32 days reckon as commissioned service for increase of pay and retirement) (21.09.1914-06.04.1915 France & Belgium)
15.09.1915


commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (06.10.1915-15.03.1916 France & Belgium)
23.01.1916
-
30.10.1919
attached, Machine Gun Corps (Asia Minor region 06.11.1916-11.11.1918, Russia 13.02.1919-21.02.1919 & 11.03.1919-10.1919)
03.11.1919
-
02.12.1922
Staff Captain, ... (Black Sea & Turkey)
03.12.1922
-
29.02.1924
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), ... (Turkey) (temporary)
09.04.1926
-
26.05.1929
Adjutant, ... (Territorial Army)
(03.1931)
-
(06.1933)
2nd Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (Aldershot)
(01.1937)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (Egypt)
30.03.1938
-
04.06.1941
employed with the Royal West African Frontier Force
30.03.1938
-
04.06.1941
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Gold Coast Regiment
05.06.1941
-
06.10.1943
Brigade Commander, East Africa
09.07.1941
-
28.07.1943
Commander, 28th (East African) Infantry Brigade (East Africa, Abyssinia, French Somlailand) *
28.03.1946
-
22.06.1948
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
* Except for the periods 09.02-26.02.1942, 03.04-01.05.1942, 23.06-23.07.1942, 07.08-31.08.1942, 09.11-21.11.1942, 13.02-13.03.1943 & 20.03-20.04.1943
Bruce,
John Girvan
"Jock"
J.G. Bruce (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)

Married Brenda ...; two sons.
26.08.1908
-
15.07.1990
Croydon district, London
CSM ?
2nd Lt. 17.07.1942 [239422]
WS/Lt. 17.01.1943
WS/Maj. 05.10.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 05.10.1945-...
Hon. Lt.Col. < 04.1946
07.1938     joined C Company, The London Scottish
17.07.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942) - 1943? 1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk, then Sicily & Italy [wounded])
      Staff Officer & Captain
Bruxner-Randall,
James Gerald
J.G. Bruxner-Randall
Son of Col. Richard George Randall [from 1891 Bruxner-Randall], JP (1850-1921), and Agnes Georgina Bruxner (1860/61?-1938), of Thurlaston Holt, Hinckley, Leicestershire.
Brother of Lt. Walter George Bruxner-Randall.
Married 1st (21.04.1925, Gresford Church, Wrexham district, North Wales; divorced 1947) Mary Eileen Lilian Neville "Molly" Bagot (20.10.1896 - 09.10.1984), daughter of John Christopher Bagot (1856-1935), and Anna Catherine Fleming (1866-1963), of Ballyturin, Gort, Ireland; two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1950, Florida, USA) Laure Triest Gyselynck, daughter of H. Gyselynck, of Antwerp, Belgium.
07.04.1890
Acton Bury, Lancashire
-
1986
2nd Lt. 09.03.1910
Lt. 11.06.1911
Capt. 27.10.1914
T/Maj. 01.01.1919-26.01.1920
Maj. 18.11.1925
Lt.Col. 18.05.1933 (half-pay/full-pay 18.05.1937)
Col. 18.05.1937, seniority 18.05.1936 (supernumerary 31.12.1943) (retd 14.08.1946)
T/Brig. 24.11.1937-01.08.1942,
26.08.1942-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig. 14.08.1946
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE 21.12.1944 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 23.01.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 16.09.1943 ?
Order of the Black Star 5th Class. 1914-1915 Star. British War Medal. Victory Medal. Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm (USA).
Education: West Downs School, Winchester (1901-1903); Winchester College (Turner's House, 1903-1908); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
09.03.1910     commissioned, Royal Welch Fusiliers (1st Battalion)
14.01.1914 - 26.01.1920 served with Nigeria Regiment, West Africa Frontier Force (African Theatre of WW1, in French West Africa to the north of the Northern Nigeria Frontier, operations by the Sokoto and Katsena Columns were under the command of Captain J. G. Bruxner-Randall and Lt. Colonel R. G. Coles, respectively, between midnight 4/5 January, 1917 and midnight 15/16 May, 1917); Kamerun & Nigeria 24.08.1914-18.02.1916; Nigeria 05.01.1917-15.05.1917
18.08.1922 - 01.04.1923 Adjutant, ... (Militia)
1933 - 1937 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers
18.05.1937 - 13.07.1941 Commander, 159th (Welsh Border) Infantry Brigade - Territorial Army
14.07.1941 - 01.08.1942 Commandant, Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst (Home Forces)
1942 - 1945 Brigadier, Staff & Civil Affairs (North Africa & Italy):
1943 - 1944 Commander, 57 Area, Central Mediterranean Forces
Bruxner-Randall,
Walter George
W.G. Bruxner-Randall
Son of Col. Richard George Randall [from 1891 Bruxner-Randall], JP (1850-1921), and Agnes Georgina Bruxner (1860/61?-1938), of Thurlaston Holt, Hinckley, Leicestershire.
Brother of Brig. James Gerald Bruxner-Randall, CBE.
Married (29.07.1914, Ballivor Church) Dorothy Marguerite Montgomery (? - 15.03.1954), younger daughter of Maj. & Mrs Montgomery, of Kilmer, County Meath; one son (F/O Julien Walter Lowndes Bruxner-Randall, RAF was killed in action).
11.11.1888
Acton Bury, Lancashire
-
15.03.1954
killed by Mau-Mau rebels on his coffee farm Manyika Estate, eight miles from Thika, Kenya
2nd Lt. 14.10.1908
Lt. 24.06.1910 (reld 19.02.1913)
2nd Lt. 10.06.1940 [135850]
WS/Lt. 10.06.1940 (reld 31.08.1941; ill-health)
Education: Winchester College (Fearon's House, 1902-12.1905); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
14.10.1908 - 19.02.1913 commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers
10.06.1940 - 31.08.1941 commissioned, King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
Bryan,
Sidney Eric
"Bill"
S.E. Bryan (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Bryan)
21.03.1908
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
02.10.1975
Cadet
? [6561781]
2nd Lt.
15.01.1944 [304627]
WS/Lt.
15.07.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
15.01.1944


commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) [emergency commission]



probably seconded to the Commandos
Bryant,
George Jack Leslie
J.G.L. Bryant (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
(09?).1912
Winchester district, Hampshire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.08.1943 [289220]
WS/Lt.
14.02.1944
T/Capt.
21.06.1945-(04.1947)
14.08.1943
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Buchan,
James Francis
J.F. Buchan (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan Buchan)
Son of James Buchan, and Helen Duncan.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
19.09.1916
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
06.2001
Southend-on-Sea district, Essex
2nd Lt. 01.03.1941 [176405]
WS/Lt. 01.09.1942
WS/Capt. 06.05.1945 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Maj. 06.05.1945-(08.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
01.03.1941     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry [emergency commission]
01.06.1942     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
His son Alan Buchan writes: "I believe that Dad finished the war as a Lieutenant Colonel - he was awarded the war substantive rank of Major - and he served initially with the Highland Light Infantry, then with the Royal Tank Regiment. During the campaign after Alamein he was badly wounded; after his recovery I think he was detatched to another regiment, but I don't have any information on that at this time."
Buchan,
John Thomson Stanley
J.T.S. Buchan

1918
Dennistoun district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
2000
Lt.
27.11.1943 [301661]
WS/Capt.
27.11.1944
Education: The High School of Glasgow (1928-1936); MB
27.11.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(1944)
-
(1945?)
served 209th Field Ambulance RAMC (NW Europe [wounded])
Fellow (qua Surgeon) of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 06.09.1948.
Buchanan,
John Osmond
J.O. Buchanan
Son of ... Buchanan, and ... Stevens.
09.09.1916
Bromsgrove district, Hereford and Worcester / Shropshire / Staffordshire / Worcestershire
-
27.02.2004
2nd Lt.
07.09.1940 [148339]
WS/Lt.
07.03.1943
T/Capt.
05.09.1943
07.09.1940


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
(1944)
-
(1945)
attached to SHAEF HQ (Versailles, France / Cologne, Germany)
Buchanan-Jardine,
[Sir] Andrew Rupert John;
4th Baronet (cr. 1885)
A.R.J. Buchanan-Jardine
Son of Sir John William Buchanan­Jardine, 3rd Bt and Jean Barbara (died 1989), daughter of late Lord
Ernest Hamilton.
Succeeded father, 05.11.1969.
Married (05.10.1950) Jane Fiona (marriage dissolved 1975), 2nd daughter of Sir Charles Edmonstone, 6th Bt; one son, one daughter.
02.02.1923
Castle Milk, Dumfries
-
10.2002 still alive
Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
2nd Lt.
04.07.1942 [237577]
WS/Lt.
04.01.1943
Lt.
09.01.1946, seniority 02.08.1945 (reld 10.06.1949)
T?/Maj.
1948
Hon. Maj.
10.06.1949
Military Cross MC
01.03.1945
NW Europe
Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL
04.02.1947
Valkenswaard 09.44 & Eibergen 03.45 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree
Education: Harrow; Royal Agricultural College
04.07.1942


commissioned into the Royal Horse Guards [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 2 Troop, D Squadron, 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment (Guards Armoured Division) (NW Europe)
09.01.1946
-
10.06.1949
permanent commission
Landowner & farmer, Dumfriesshire. Joint­Master, Dumfriesshire Foxhounds, 1950. JP Dumfriesshire, 1957. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), 16.06.1978.
Buck,
Reginald Claude Beresford
R.C.B. Buck (Photo courtesy of Lt.Col. Frank M.G. de Planta de Wildenberg)
Eldest son of Major William Tennant Buck (1862-1911), 1st Battalion The Durham Light Infantry, and Beatrice Elinor Biddulph Beresford (1876-1929).
Grandson of Maj.Gen. William Lewis Buck, late Madras Staff Corps and GOC Burma Division 1885.
Married Nancy Joan Mary Spearman; two daughters, one son.
Maternal grandfather of Lt.Col. F.M.G. de Planta de Wildenberg, R Anglian.
31.03.1905
Secunderabad, India
-
27.10.1973
South Africa
2nd Lt.
29.01.1925 [31883]
Lt.
29.01.1927 (retd 29.01.1935; receiving a gratuity) (recalled 24.08.1939)
A/Capt.
06.02.1940
WS/Capt.
23.10.1940 (demobilized 1945?)
Capt.
01.01.1949
T/Maj.
23.10.1940-(04.1941),
25.06.1942-...
Hon. Maj.
1945?
Education: Wellington College (1912-1923); Royal Military College, Sandhurst
29.01.1925


commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
29.11.1925
-
29.01.1935
2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (embarked for the hill station of Gharial on the NW Frontier in India and remained in India with his Battalion until October 1934 serving at Karachi, Multan and Bombay)
01.1935?
-
11.05.1955
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
24.08.1939
-
23.10.1940
2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Borden, Hampshire, from 26.09.1939 France, evacuating from Dunkirk 06.1940, then Home Service)
23.10.1940
-
04.1942?
30th (Home Defence) Battalion
14.01.1941
 
 
transferred, Reconnaissance Corps
14.03.1942
 
 
transferred, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
12.04.1942
-
06.1942?
Officer Commanding, D Company, 70th (Young Soldier) Battalion
06.1942?
-
1945?
Second-in-Command, 70th (Young Soldier) Battalion (landed in Italy in December 1943 and was detached to take up the appointment of Town Major of Positano. After the fall of Rome, during the advance north to the Austrian border, he was appointed Town Major of Siena. He remained in Italy until the end of the war before retiring to Somerset.)
Joined the Colonial Service in 1952 and was posted to Northern Rhodesia as a District Officer.
Buckeridge,
John
J. Buckeridge (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Buckman)
Son of Charles Friend Buckeridge (1891-1961), and Hilda Gertrude Sheraton (1893-1944).
25.06.1923
Kensington district, London
-
2nd Lt. 02.04.1943 [269397]
WS/Lt. 02.10.1943
Lt. 19.04.1947, seniority 25.12.1945
A/Capt. 09.07.1945-08.10.1945
T/Capt. 09.10.1945-24.06.1950
Capt. 25.06.1950
A/Maj. 07.10.1945-28.10.1945
T/Maj. 10.10.1955-24.06.1957
Maj. 25.06.1957
Lt.Col. 11.11.1965
Col. 30.06.1971 (retd 25.06.1978)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean Theatre
Education: Staff College (psc).
      served in the ranks for 1 year, 49 days
02.04.1943     commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission to 18.04.1947] [from 31.12.1966 The Queen's Regiment]
19.04.1947     permanent commission
11.07.1951 - 10.12.1952 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
24.01.1956 - 17.02.1958 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (SD), HQ (BR) Corps
07.07.1960 - 17.08.1962 Brigade Major, HQ Int. Brigade Group
24.09.1964 - 30.09.1965 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ (SDB) Southern Command
Buckley,
John Wedge
J.W. Buckley
Son of ... Buckley, and ... Evans.
10.09.1920
Llanelly district, Carmarthenshire / Glamorgan
-
05.1996
Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
2nd Lt.
21.12.1940 [165069]
WS/Lt.
21.06.1942
T/Capt.
21.01.1945-(04.1946)
Lt.
08.06.1946, seniority 10.03.1943
WS/Capt.
1946?
Capt.
10.09.1947 (retd 28.07.1952)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
28.07.1952
21.12.1940


commissioned, Welsh Guards [emergency commission]



served in Italy (3rd Battalion Welsh Guards ?)
08.06.1946
-
28.07.1952
permanent commission
Bulfin,
Patrick George John Mary Davies
P.G.J.M.D. Bulfin
11.11.1904
Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
2nd Lt.
29.01.1925
Lt.
29.01.1927
Capt.
30.08.1937
A/Maj.
30.09.1940-29.12.1940
T/Maj.
30.12.1940-28.01.1942
Maj.
29.01.1942
A/Lt.Col.
23.08.1943-22.11.1943
T/Lt.Col.
23.11.1943-(01.1946)
Lt.Col.
19.01.1948 (retd 06.09.1951)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.06.1944
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
Norway
- NorMC
11.08.1942
Norway
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39-45
-
-
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp. Malaya 1949-50 Medal &  Clasp.
Education: Staff College (psc)
29.01.1925


commissioned, Green Howards
01.11.1936
-
29.09.1940
Adjutant, 1st Battalion Green Howards (Palestine 1938-39)



served Norway, Iraq, Sicily, Italy
18.06.1944
-
31.12.1944
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
05.08.1946
-
22.04.1948
Assistant Adjutant General (AAG), ...
1948
-
1950
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Green Howards
1950
-
1951
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), HQ Aldershot District
Bullen,
Frank
F. Bullen
?
-
T/Lt. ?
T/Capt. 11.08.1915
T/Maj. 02.10.1916 (reld 29.10.1920)
Lt. 16.07.1939 [103060]
WS/Capt. 29.12.1939
T/Maj. 29.12.1939-(04.1941)
Hon. Maj. 01.08.1946
? - 29.10.1920 commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infatry
16.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [temporary short service commission]
(03?).1943 - 08.01.1946 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
His grandson writes: "Was on searchlight duty in WW2 before being sent behind lines in Burma we think. I also know of a War diary by Major Frank Bullen, mentioned in The Banzai Hunters by Peter Haining."
Bullen,
William Alexander
"Bill"
W.A. Bullen (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Horne) W.A. Bullen (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Horne)
W.A. Bullen (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Horne) W.A. Bullen (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Horne)
Son of ... Bullen, and ... Morgan.
Married 1st ...; ... daughters.
Married 2nd (10.06.1983) Rosalind M. Gates.
22.09.1918
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
30.10.1992
Woodnesborough, nr Sandwich, Canterbury district, Kent
2nd Lt. 31.05.1939 [91394]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 26.09.1941-26.11.1942
WS/Capt. 27.02.1943 (demobilized 14.01.1946) (reld 31.05.1949)
A/Maj. 27.11.1942-26.02.1943
T/Maj. 27.02.1943-14.01.1946
Education: London Hospital School (1945-1950; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond, 1950 [medical reg. no. 80369, 27.01.1950]); MRCGP.
      late Cadet Corporal, Merchant Taylor's School (Crosby) Contingent, Officer Training Corps
1938     joined 7th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
31.05.1939     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers (Category B)
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
1939     1st Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Egypt, Libya [1940])
1941     Tank Design Board of North America in Canada (Lecture tour of USA for 6 months in 1942)
14.02.1942     permanently unfit for general service & placed in category 'C'
17.09.1942 - 26.11.1942 a Staff Captain to Tank Liaison Assistant Directors under Deputy Director General Tank Supply, Ministry of Supply
27.11.1942 - 14.01.1946 a Deputy Assistant Director, Tank Liaison Fighting Vehicles [renamed as: Fighting Vehicles Production Liaison] under Deputy Director General Fighting Vehicles Supply [later "Supply" substituted by: "(Research & Development)"], Ministry of Supply
Entered general practice in Sandwich, Kent, and later joined Pfizer, becoming president of Pfizer (Canada). Subsequently up to his retirement he was chairman of Borthwicks plc, a food company. In his retirement he became a professional wine grower at Patrixbourne and recently won an award for the excellence of his wine. He died in his last vineyard at Woodnesborough, near Sandwich.
Bullock,
Edward Anthony Watson
E.A.W. Bullock
Younger son of late Sir Christopher Bullock, KCB, CBE, and late Lady Bullock (née Barbara May Lupton).
Married (1953) Jenifer Myrtle, elder daughter of late Sir Richmond Palmer, KCMG, and late Lady Palmer (née Margaret Isabel Abel Smith); two sons, one daughter.
27.08.1926
Kensington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-

Gillingham, Dorset
Cadet
? [14492503]
2nd Lt.
26.08.1945 [354238] (reld 1947)
Education: Rugby School (Scholar; Running VIII); Trinity College, Cambridge University (Exhibitioner; MA).
1944
-
1945
served in the ranks, 1st Battalion The Life Guards (Italy)
26.08.1945


commissioned, The Life Guards [emergency commission]
Chairman, Cambridge University Conservative Association. Joined Foreign Service, 1950; served: Foreign Office, 1950-1952; Bucharest, 1952-1954; Brussels, 1955-1958; Foreign Office, 1958-1961; La Paz, 1961-1965; Ministry of Overseas Development, 1965-1967; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1967-1969; Havana, 1969-1972; HM Treasury, 1972-1974; Head of Pacific Dependent Territories Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1974-1977; Consul- General, Marseilles, 1978-1983; Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1983-1985. Chairman, Buckhorn Weston and Kington Magna Parish Council, 1993-1995.
Bunting,
John
J. Bunting
Married Vera ... (died 1985); one son, three daughters.

1911 ?
Belfast
-
26.12.1986
Papua New Guinea (while on holiday)
Lt. 28.02.1941 [171582]
WS/Capt. 28.06.1942 (reld 1946)
Capt. 08.07.1947, seniority 28.06.1942
Maj. 27.07.1950
A/Lt.Col. 01.08.1956-12.09.1957
Lt.Col. 13.09.1957, seniority 01.08.1956
A/Col. 01.02.1961-12.07.1962
Col. 13.07.1962, seniority 01.02.1961
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.06.1966 HM's birthday 66
Territorial Decoration TD 29.06.1956 -
Education: Junior Technical College, Belfast; Queen's University (qualified as pharmaceutical chemist, 1932); MB, BCh 1938; BAO; FRCS.
28.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
08.07.1947 - 31.01.1966 Territorial Army
01.02.1966 - ? Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
General practitioner in Quinton, Birmingham for nearly 50 years until 1985.
Burch,
John Charles
J.C. Burch
?
-
2nd Lt.
09.03.1940 [124229]
WS/Lt.
09.09.1941
T/Capt.
10.08.1943-(04.1946)
09.03.1940


commissioned, The Dorsetshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Burchill,
Herbert
H. Burchill
Married (15.02.1935, Dublin) Hilda Annie Brabazon; one daughter, one son.
04.06.1909
Dublin, Ireland
-
23.07.1993
Cranbury, New Jersey, USA
2nd Lt.
16.04.1943 [260086]
WS/Lt.
16.10.1943
T/Capt.
01.09.1944-(04.1946)
A/Maj. ?
?
16.04.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Transportation) [emergency commission]
(1945?)


served in Germany
Burd,
Kenneth John
K.J. Burd (Photo courtesy of Mr Ben Burd) K.J. Burd (Photo courtesy of Mr Ben Burd)
Only childof Capt. Arthur Valentine Burd (1880-1960), and Maggie Grapes.
Married 1st ((12?).1939, Poole district, Dorset; marriage dissolved) Lucy Helena Nobes (07.11.1918 - 07.12.2007), daughter of Sidney Harold James Nobes (1888-1976), and Alice L. Mugliston (1887-); two sons. Lucy Burd remarried Bryan Hewitson.
Married 2nd ((06?).1968, Southampton district, Hampshire) ... Finnegan.

23.06.1912
Hounslow, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
07.2004
Southampton district, Hampshire
Sgt. ?
Lt. 16.12.1939 [105962]
T/Capt. 28.09.1940-28.02.1942
WS/Capt. 01.03.1942
T/Maj. 01.03.1942-(10.1945)
Capt. 01.09.1946, seniority 01.03.1942
Maj. 16.12.1952 (Employed List 4)
Education: went to school in Maidstone.
Entered an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic at a local garage.
02.09.1932     enlisted, Royal Tank Corps (Maidstone) (served in the ranks for 7 years, 105 days)
      Sgt. Instructor in the Driving and Maintenance School at the Depot of the Royal Tank Corps in Bovington
11.10.1935 - 20.12.1935 49th Course for Regimental Warrant Officers & Non-Commissioned Officers, Army School of Education (Shornecliffe)
21.01.1939 - 04.04.1939 Instructors Armament Course, Gunnery Wing, Armoured Fighting Vehicles School & Small Arms School (Hythe)
? - 16.12.1939 52nd (Heavy Training Regiment Royal Armoured Corps
16.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
1940 - 20.06.1942 Maintenance Officer, 7th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Western Desert) (captured by the Italians
20.06.1942 - 12.04.1945 POW (No. 1909) in Italian & German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
02.10.1945 - (04.1947) Instructor in Gunnery (Captain), Gunnery Section, Gunnery Wing, Royal Armoured Corps School (Bovington Camp)
01.09.1946     short service commission
      served as Instructor at the Gunnery Schools in Lulworth Cove and Warcop as well as serving at Catterick
1952     served in the Canal Zone Garrison and returned home to Bulford to serve as Brigade Major
01.09.1956 - 23.06.1957 Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Class III
Retiring to the Romsey/Southampton area he was a successful small business man and genial taxi driver. In his spare time he devoted much of it to the affairs of the Romsey Rifle Club, serving in all executive offices for for nearly fifty years.
Burgess,
Roy Benyon
R.B. Burgess
Son of Percy George Francis and Edith Ethel Rose Burgess (née Benyon), of Worcester.
(03?).1922
Strood district, Kent
-
08.06.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Hermanville War Cemetery, 1.M.16]
2nd Lt.
24.10.1942 [249302]
WS/Lt.
24.04.1943
24.10.1942


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)
-
08.06.1944
Officer Commanding, 3 Troop, "B" Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) (France [killed in action])
Burnard,
S W
S.W. Burnard
?
-
Lt. QM 02.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
02.06.1943     commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)     3rd Parachute Battalion
Burney,
George Talbot
G.T. Burney
Son of Brigadier Herbert Henry Burney, CB, CBE, and of Diana Geraldine Burney (nee Talbot Coke); husband of Evelyn May Gwenllian Burney, of Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex.
15.09.1889
Mansfield district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire
-
07.11.1940
[Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany, 3.C.25]
2nd Lt.
06.02.1909
Col.
16.12.1937
T/Brig.
28.08.1939-07.11.1940

MC

06.02.1909

commissioned into the Gordon Highlanders
28.08.1939
-
04.01.1940
Commander, ... Brigade (temporary)
05.01.1940
-
12.06.1940
Commander, 153rd (Black Watch and Gordon) Infantry Brigade (UK, France & Belgium) (POW)
Burney,
Nigel Madan
N.M. Burney
Son of Rev. Prof. Charles Fox Burney (Oriel Professor at Oxford) and Ethel Wordsworth Burney (née Madan).
(06?).1916
Headington district, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
-
17.12.1939
[age 23]
[Beuvry Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, 1.B.5]
2nd Lt. TA
24.11.1934 [63826]
2nd Lt.
28.08.1937, seniority 30.01.1936
Lt.
30.01.1939
Education: Marlborough College; Oxford University (1937)
 

late Cadet Corporal, Marlborough College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.11.1934


commissioned, 4th Battalion (Territorial) The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Oxford)
28.08.1937


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment (as University Candidate)
(01.1939)
-
17.12.1939
2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (Plymouth & France)
Burnham,
Harry West
H.W. Burnham
Son (with two brothers) of Thomas Cyril Burnham (1885-1928), and Dora West Barnes (1886?-1955).
13.03.1915
West Hartlepool, Co. Durham
-
06.1983

Chesterfield district, Derbyshire
2nd Lt. 01.08.1942 [240453]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1943
T/Capt. 07.06.1944-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ? (reld 18.11.1953)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 18.11.1953
01.08.1942     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
01.02.1943 - 06.03.1944 Staff Lieutenant, Directorate of Military Intelligence, Department of the Imperial General Staff, The War Office
07.03.1944 - 03.06.1945 Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Military Intelligence, Department of the Imperial General Staff, The War Office
04.06.1945 - (01.)1946 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Directorate of Military Intelligence, Department of the Imperial General Staff, The War Office
1946 - (04.1946) General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Directorate of Military Intelligence, Department of the Imperial General Staff, The War Office
Burns,
Frank Edward
F.E. Burns
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 20.06.1942 [235961]
WS/Lt. 28.07.1942 (reld 30.12.1953)
T/Capt. 03.12.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. 30.12.1953
20.06.1942     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
01.11.1942     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers - Movement Control Section
      finished the war in Trieste, Italy
Burr,
Louis William
L.W. Burr (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jackie M. Rogers)
Son of William Francis Burr, and Minnie Louise Francis.
Married ((03?).1939, Wandsworth district, Greater London / London / Surrey) Marjorie E. Newman.
(12?).1911
Wandsworth district, Greater London / London / Surrey

-
2nd Lt.
03.04.1943 [269131]
WS/Lt.
03.10.1943
T/Capt.
16.05.1945-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946)
21.01.1943
-
02.04.1943
36th course, Officer Cadet Training Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
03.04.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
Burridge,
Donald William
D.W. Burridge
15.01.1905
Brentford, Middlesex
-
01.1987
Reading & Wokeham, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
28.01.1925
A/Brig.
03.10.1944-02.04.1945
T/Brig.
03.04.1945-25..01.1946, 
07.09.1951-14.01.1953
Brig.
15.01.1953 (retd 14.02.1958)

CBE

28.01.1925

commissioned into the Corps of Royal Signals
01.09.1941
-
01.06.1943
Commandant, Army Signals School
02.06.1943
-
13.10.1943
SO1
14.10.1943
-
18.09.1944
Deputy Signal Officer
1944
-
1945
Chief Signal Officer, XV Indian Corps (Burma)
04.02.1946
-
08.08.1946
GSO1 HQ Eastern Command
Burrough,
David Michael Charles
"Mike"
G.F. Busby
Son (with two brothers) of Rev. John Burrough (1873-1922), and Grace Winifred Norris (1891?-1951).
Married (Chiddingly, Sussex) Eileen Lawley Dayrell 24.07.1914 - 14.01.2004); two sons.
10.08.1915
-
15.01.1997
Uckfield district, Sussex
[Chiddingly Parish Churchyard]
2nd Lt. 01.10.1939 [99792]
WS/Lt. 01.04.1941
Lt. & Paym. 20.04.1947
23.05.1947, seniority 10.08.1938
Capt. & Paym. 23.05.1947
Maj. & Staff Paym. 2nd cl. (temp.) 30.07.1951-09.08.1951
Maj. & Paym. 10.08.1951
T/Lt.Col. & Paym. 17.03.1963-26.08.1964
Lt.Col. & Staff Paym. 1st cl. 27.08.1964 (retd 17.08.1972)
      served in the ranks Territorial Army for 30 days
01.10.1939     commissioned, Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission to 22.05.1947]
? - 05.1940 A Company, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment (France; captured)
1940 - 1945 POW (No. 2602) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
20.01.1946     transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps (on probation)
20.04.1947     transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps
23.05.1947     permanent commission
12.1952 - 14.03.1955 Staff Paymaster, HQ Northern Army Group
10.07.1962 - 27.02.1963 Staff Paymaster, War Office
17.03.1963 - (02.1967) Staff Paymaster, HQ Welsh Division (TA) Wales District
Burrows,
Arthur Thomas
A.T. Burrows
Son of ... Burrows, and ... Ransome.
18.03.1919
Newmarket district, Cambridgeshire / Suffolk
-
deceased
2nd Lt.
24.08.1939
...
...
Col.
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
?
?
  ERD
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
10.01.1946
?
24.08.1939
-
1969
served, Royal Corps of Signals (Supplementary Reserve of Officers)
 
Burt *,
John Astell
J.A. Burt
Son of Henry John Astell Burt (1887-1960), and Elsie Rose Charig (1891-1976)..
Married Maj-Britt ... (1918-1966).
* Also known as: Astell-Burt, John.
17.03.1918
Warrington, Cheshire
-
07.2001

Mendip district, Somerset
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 05.02.1938 [74072]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 16.12.1942-(04.1944)
Capt. 11.04.1945
Hon. Maj. 01.05.1949
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 12.06.1971 HM's birthday 71: for services to the British community in Karachi
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 12.06.1958 HM's birthday 58: a member of the United Kingdom community in Karachi, Pakistan
Territorial Decoration TD 21.04.1950 & 1st clasp
Education: St Edward's School (Christmas 1931-summer 1934; exhibitioner).
      late Cadet, St Edward's School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
      served in the ranks, Inns of Court Regiment (Officer Producing Unit)
05.02.1938     commissioned, 36th (Middlesex) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
01.11.1938     transferred, 58th Anti-Aircraft Battalion RE
01.08.1940     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(04.1944)     seconded, Indian Army
01.05.1949     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Solicitor, 1946. Commissioner for Oaths.
Burt,
Spencer Ernest
S.E. Burt
Son (with three brothers) of Ernest E. Burt, and Mabel Bloomfield.
Brother of Lt. Herbert George Burt, RNVR & F/Lt. Edward Russell Burt, RAFVR.
Married ((12?).1939, Deben district, Suffolk) Nancy Johnson.
18.05.1914
Woodbridge district, Suffolk
-
09.1996

Norwich district, Norfolk
Lt.
26.08.1940 [144688]
WS/Capt.
26.08.1941
26.08.1940


commissioned, The Army Dental Corps [emergency commission]
Burt,
Philip Jeffery
P.J. Burt
Son of Claude Northcote Burt (1874-), of Prospect House, Tisbury, Wiltshire.
Married ((09?).1926, Birmingham North district, Warwickshire) Eve Kathlen Nicholls.
04.10.1899
Ecclesall Bierlow district, Derbyshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
27.05.1942
Bir Hacheim
(KIA) [age 42]
[Alamein Memorial, column 31]
2nd Lt. 31.08.1918 [63444]
Lt. ? (retd 24.08.1923)
Capt. 05.10.1934
A/Maj. 11.12.1941-27.05.1942
Education: Haileybury (Le Bas House, 3rd term 1913-2nd term 1917); Cadet College, Quetta.
31.08.1918     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
14.02.1919     commissioned, Indian Army (attached 19th Lancers (Fane's Horse))
?     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army (347th Battery, 87th (1st West Lancashire) Field Brigade RA)
26.10.1938     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized TARO
09.12.1940 - 27.05.1942 seconded as Adjutant, 2nd Indian Field Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery
Burton,
Lawrence Vincent
L.V. Burton

Son of ... Burton, and ... Townsend.
25.08.1914
Shoreditch district, London / Middlesex
-
09.1997
Swindon district, Wiltshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
24.05.1941 [189876]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
03.10.1952, seniority 30.09.1946 (reld 03.08.1956)
Hon. Capt.
03.08.1956
?
-
24.05.1941
Officer & Cadet Training Centre, RASC
24.05.1941
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
03.10.1952
-
03.08.1956
commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Burton,
Oliver Charles Hay
O.C.H. Burton
Son of Harry Charles Hay Burton (1869-1953), and Isabel Charlotte Burton (1875-1938).
Married ((06?).1940, Taunton district, Somerset) Janet Mary Moore (died 1996, having been remarried), of Nelson, New Zealand; one daughter, one son.
12.06.1910
Winchester district, Hampshire
-
17.02.1944
Anzio, Italy
[died of wounds]
[Anzio War Cemetery, IV, R, 6]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.01.1930 [44804]
Lt.
30.01.1933
Capt.
01.08.1938
T/Maj.
01.09.1940-(04.1941),
03.09.1942-17.02.1944
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
30.01.1930

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931)
-
(06.1933)
28th Field Brigade RA (Lahore, India)
15.10.1936
-
(01.1940)
Instructor (Class C), Equitation School, Saugor, India



may have served 27th Field Regiment RA
?
-
17.02.1944
19th Field Regiment RA (Italy)
Burton,
Van Duzer
V.D. Burton

Married Emily (née ...).
28.11.1921
-
(03?).1982
Shipston district
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
08.11.1941 [214826]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
? (reld 26.06.1948)
Hon. Capt.
26.06.1948
Capt.
06.04.1950 (retd 10.03.1955)
08.11.1941
 
 
commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]



served, 12th Lancers - Royal Armoured Corps (captured 04/05.02.1943 North Africa)
20.06.1947
 
 
short service commission (relinquished his commission 26.06.1948, but obviously signed up again as he finally retired 10.03.1955, serving in Palestine & Malaya)
Burtt,
Lewis William
L.W. Burtt
Son (with two sisters) of William John Burtt (1883-1918), and Florence Helena Brown (1887-1976).
Married ((09?).1941, Barnet district, Middlesex) Geraldine Burgess Tolley (03.05.1921 - 03.2000), daughter of Claude Edmund Tolley (1895-1959), and Winifred Louisa Ash (1899-); no children.

Residence: (1945) Boreham Wood.
06.12.1911
Solihull district, Warwickshire
-
08.2003

Kent
Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 24.12.1939 [113132]
WS/Lt. 18.12.1940
T/Capt. 09.09.1941-11.01.1944
WS/Capt. 12.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj. 12.01.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 13.12.1945 Italy [recommendation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 18.04.1947 -
? - 24.12.1939 121st Officer Cadet Training Unit
24.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
10.1943 - (05.1945) Royal Artillery Training Depot (North Africa, first in charge of the Training Wing and latterly in Italy, Second-in-Command of 1st (Training) Regiment, RATD)
Bury,
Ralph James
R.J. Bury
Son of ... Bury, and ... Swann.
From London, S.E. 25.
31.01.1920
Bromley district, Greater London, Kent
-
09.1997

Worthing, West Sussex

Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
07.06.1939 [92444]
Lt.
11.04.1945
WS/Capt.
12.11.1942
T/Maj.
12.11.1942
Hon. Maj.
01.12.1950
Lt.
16.06.1952, seniority 21.06.1947
Capt.
09.06.1952, seniority 22.06.1951
Lt.Col. ??
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
28.06.1945
Burma
Territorial Decoration TD
21.04.1950
?



served in the ranks in the Royal Regiment of Artillery
07.06.1939


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
1941


Air Liaison Officer with the RAF
01.12.1950
-
31.10.1951
transferred to the Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
01.11.1951
-
08.06.1952
transferred to the Territorial Army
09.06.1952
-
08.06.1955
served Royal Artillery, Regular Army [short service commission]: Air Observer for the Fleet Air Arm during the Korean War, HMS Glory
09.06.1955
-
08.06.1960 transferred to the Regular Army Reserve of Officers [short service commission]
09.06.1960
-
?
transferred to the Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Busby,
George Francis
G.F. Busby
?
-
2nd Lt. 16.01.1941 [316710]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 23.09.1944 (reld 30.11.1946)
T/Maj. 23.09.1944-30.11.1946
Hon. Maj. 30.11.1946
16.01.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - African Colonial Forces Section [emergency commission]
Lived in Uganda until 1968.
Butcher,
Donald Arthur Thomas
D.A.T. Butcher (Photo courtesy of Mr Rodney Butcher)
Son of Henry Butcher, and Beatrice A. Bridges.
Married ((12?).1941, Ashford district, Kent) Julia B. Weston (predeceased him); two sons, one daughter.
21.08.1917
Canterbury, Kent
-
15.08.2008
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.09.1941 [207693]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 15.07.1945-(04.1946)
Lt. 27.02.1950, seniority 01.10.1942
Capt. TA 01.05.1947
Capt. 14.04.1951
Maj. 09.05.1959
2nd Lt. 16.09.1964, seniority 07.06.1944
Lt. 16.09.1964, seniority 07.06.1946
Capt. 16.09.1964, seniority 07.06.1950
Maj. 16.09.1964, seniority 09.05.1959 (retd 21.08.1972)
Assistant manager. Gained aviator's certificate (No. 18154) on 14.05.1939, taken on a B.A. Swallow, Cirrus, 85, at Cinque Ports Flying Club.
27.09.1941     commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa & Italy
01.05.1947     commissioned, The Buffs - Territorial Army
27.02.1950     commissioned, The Buffs [short service commission]
16.09.1964     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [limited service regular commission]
Butler,
Hubert Arthur Joseph
H.A.J. Butler
Son of Howard Arthur Butler (1897-1961), and Mrs Catherine Redding.
Married ((06?).1945, St Marylebone district, London) Verona Adella Maureen Nichols (25.07.1923 - 02.02.2002); ... children.
06.11.1920
Alexandria, Egypt
-
05.04.1985
Mt Eliza, Melbourne, Australia
2nd Lt. 02.05.1940 [131384]
WS/Lt. 02.11.1941 (reld 16.02.1947)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 16.02.1947
02.05.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Butler,
Humphrey William
H.W. Butler
Son of Col. Lewis Butler and Adelaide Bulteel.
Married ((06?).1927, St Marylebone district, London) Mrs Gwendolyn V. Francis (née Van Raalte).
07.02.1894
Cookham district, Berkshire
-
26.02.1953
London
2nd Lt. (prob)
22.01.1913
2nd Lt.
03.10.1913
T/Lt.
(1916)
Capt.
? (reld 01.04.1920)
A/Maj.
22.07.1918-11.07.1919
Maj. GRO
01.04.1920
Lt.Col. TA
17.06.1939 [48840]
local Col. TA
10.11.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
05.09.1951
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
01.01.1943
New Year 43 [dated 23.09.1942]
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
04.06.1934
HM's birthday 34 [dated 25.04.1934]
Military Cross MC
14.01.1916
?
Military Cross MC
17.09.1917
*
Mention in Despatches MID
09.12.1914
?
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under exceptionally trying conditions. At a time when his battalion headquarters were isolated in a tunnel, one entrance of which was on fire and the others being bombed by the enemy, he was of the greatest assistance to his commanding officer in steadying the men, getting out orders and maintaining the organisation. He went out later when the entrances were cleared and reconnoitred the position with the C.O., after which he displayed very great ability in getting his men away, eventually swimming a river in order to get back to our own lines.
Education: Malvern College.



late Cadet Serjeant, Malvern College Contingent, Officers Training Corps

22.01.1913
-
01.04.1920
commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps - Special Reserve of Officers 
17.03.1917
-
?
Adjutant, ...
22.07.1918
-
11.07.1919
Major on HQ of a Battalion
04.02.1920
 
 
restored to the establishment
01.04.1920
-
23.07.1946
General Reserve of Officers [later: Regular Army Reserve of Officers] [exceeded age limit]
17.06.1939
 
 
commissioned, Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
?
-
05.09.1951
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Equerry to HRH The Duke of Kent 30.05.1930-(1941). OStJ, 1936.
Butler,
James W
J.W. Butler
?
-
2nd Lt.
? [150491]
Lt.
12.03.1919 (reld 10.07.1919)
WS/Capt.
17.10.1943
T/Maj.
17.10.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
03.12.1947
?

commissioned, 8th Hussars
10.07.1919
-
03.12.1947
General [later: Regular Army] Reserve of Officers [age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized
30.07.1941


transferred, [Royal] Pioneer Corps
Butler,
James William
J.W. Butler
?
-
Offr. Cadet RSM
?
2nd Lt.
08.11.1929 [44469]
Lt.
08.05.1932
Capt.
01.10.1936 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Territorial Decoration TD
22.06.1944
-
08.11.1929

commissioned, Senior Division, University of London Contingent, Officer Training Corps - General List, Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
28.08.1940


transferred, The Border Regiment
1946?
-
08.08.1956
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Butler,
James William
J.W. Butler
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.06.1943 [281591]
WS/Lt.
17.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt.
01.08.1945-(04.1946)
Lt.
05.11.1951, seniority 20.02.1947
Capt.
25.04.1952
Maj.
08.06.1960
Territorial Decoration TD
15.05.1964
-
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
?
-
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
27.09.1957
1st clasp
17.06.1943

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.04.1944


transferred, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
14.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
seconded, The King's African Rifles
05.11.1951
-
01.04.1967
commissioned, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) - Territorial Army
01.04.1967
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class IIIB)
Butler,
John William
J.W. Butler
?
-
2nd Lt.
14.01.1943 [259039]
WS/Lt.
14.10.1943
T/Capt.
24.08.1945-(04.1946)
14.01.1943

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
22.08.1945


transferred, Army Educational Corps
Butler,
Leonard George
L.G. Butler
?
-
2nd Lt.
10.01.1942 [222677]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 01.07.1953)
A/Capt.
15.02.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
01.07.1953
10.01.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
03.04.1942
-
07.06.1942
Battery Commander (Officer Commanding), 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (SR) (Egypt)
Butler,
Richard William
R.W. Butler
Son of William Butler, and Margaret Lucy Aldridge, of Leighton Buzzard.
08.1914
Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey
-
09.04.1945
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar, 20.H.18]
[commemorated at Leighton Buzzard War Memorial]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.07.1944 [330715]
WS/Lt. 02.01.1945
T/Capt. 09.04.1945
02.07.1944     commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
? - 09.04.1945 attached, 9th Battalion The Border Regiment (Burma)
Butler,
Thomas Frederick
T.F. Butler
12.04.1900
Bath, Somerset
-
1969
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
Signaller ? [2323125]
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 02.01.1942 [223463]
WS/Lt. 02.01.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Capt. 12.08.1943-(10.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 10.1945, < 01.1946

NW Frontier of India 1936/37 medal & clasp

02.01.1942     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      served in India
Butterfield,
Henry William
H.W. Butterfield
Son of William Arthur Butterfield (1873-1943), and Rebecca Emelda Stevenson (1880-1953).
05.08.1909
India
-
30.11.1984
Rye, Sussex
2nd Lt. 23.12.1931 [51827]
Lt. 23.12.1934
A/Capt. 1940?
WS/Capt. 23.12.1941
Hon. Maj. 21.10.1959
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 operations in the field 05-06.40
      late Cadet Serjt., Downside School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
23.12.1931     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
      2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers
(05.1940)     Liaison Officer with 5th Infantry Division
23.12.1941 - 21.10.1959 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Butterworth,
Francis Wyndham Arthur
F.W.A. Butterworth
Son of Col. Reginald Francis Amherst Butterworth, CMG, DSO (1876-1960), formerly of the Royal Engineers, and Margaret Elaine Butterworth (née Morison) (1879?-1958), of Fareham, Hampshire.
Husband of Alison Margaret Butterworth; one daughter.
Residences:
(1942) Kingston, Ontario, Canada
(1944) Blackwater, Hampshire.

18.11.1906
Leeds, Yorkshire
-
06.11.1944
(KIA) [age 37]
[Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, The Netherlands, 9.B.15]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36309]
Lt.
30.08.1929
Capt.
23.02.1936
local Maj.
05.02.1939-29.08.1943
Maj.
30.08.1943
T/Lt.Col.
14.08.1944?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.12.1944
NW Europe
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
09.09.1942
Middle East (East Africa & Madagascar) 11.41-04.42
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst
30.08.1926


commissioned, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
(03.1931)
 
 
1st Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment (Jamaica & Bermuda) & special appointment as Garrison Adjutant, Jamaica
(06.1933)
 
 
1st Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment (Egypt (for Quetta))
04.04.1936
-
(04.)1944
attached, Sudan Defence Force (specially employed)
14.08.1944
-
02.11.1944
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (NW Europe)
[In the Netherlands, the advance from Roosendaal on Stampersgat was held up by fierce defence German defence around the local sugar refinery. During the planning of a large scale attack to deal with the resistance, Lt.Col. Butterworth was mortally wounded in the chest when the Battalion HQ (at the Dorpsstraat at Oud-Gastel) got three direct hits at 08.30 hrs on 2 Nov. Butterworth was moved by ambulance to 30 Field Dressing Stattion at Essen (Belgium), was operated upon, but his condition deteriorated and he finally  succumbed to his his wounds in the afternoon of 6 Nov.]
Buzza,
Wesley Winston
W.W. Buzza
Son of Livingstone Cooke Buzza (1878-1956), and Gertrude Parry (1891-1934).
Married ((09?).1948, Dover district, Kent) Mary M. Buzza (née Harley); three sons, one daughter.
(03?).1915
Southwark district, London
-
28.02.2009
Badgeworth Court, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.07.1940 [138031]
WS/Lt. 19.05.1941
T/Capt. 11.07.1942
WS/Capt. 29.06.1945
Capt. 01.10.1946, seniority 29.06.1945
T/Maj. 29.06.1945-(04.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
? - 04.07.1940 Officer Cadet Training Unit
04.07.1940     commissioned, The Essex Regiment [immediate emergency commission]
01.10.1946     short service commission
Byers,
Gerald
G. Byers (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Byers) G. Byers (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Byers)
G. Byers (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Byers)
Son of Charles Coutts Byers (1883-1964), town clerk of Darwen Borough Council 1927-1957, and Mary Florence Lawson (1887-1977).
Married ((06?).1942, Billericay, Brentwood district, Essex) Mabel Augusta Buckenham ((09?).1916 - 1983), daughter of Francis Henry Buckenham (1881-1967), and Florence Kate Ruffhead (1879-1968).
Residence: (1945) Billericay.
16.09.1915
Wigan district, Lancashire
-
07.1989
Blackburn district, Lancashire
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939 [97064]
Lt. 11.04.1945
T/Capt. (1943)
WS/Capt. 17.09.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 17.09.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.12.1945 Italy
Mention in Despatches MID 16.09.1943 North Africa
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
02.09.1939     commissioned, 4th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment - Territorial Army
(1945)     Headquarters Jewish Infantry Brigade Group (Italy) (MBE)
1946? - 16.09.1965 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Byers-Jones,
Edward
"Howard"
E. Byers-Jones
Son of the Rev. George Weston Byers-Jones (1880?-1957), and Eva Gwendoline ... (1883?-1960)
Married ((03?).1940, St Albans district, Hertfordshire) Paulette L. Piroux; three sons.

His daughter-in-law wrote: "He met his wife in 1940, when he was sent to Normandy to shepherd a bunch of chorus girls to England ahead of the Germans.  Because he had spent time there, he provided information for the D-Day landings, and was originally slated to participate (he trained with commandos for the purpose).  For some reason, he did not."

14.06.1918
Canada
-
26.08.1998
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Spr. 09.1939
2nd Lt. 20.12.1939 [109276]
Lt. 17.01.1945, seniority 02.05.1941
A/Capt. 05.01.1943-04.04.1943
T/Capt. 05.04.1943-01.04.1944
WS/Capt. 02.04.1944
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 02.01.1944-01.04.1944
T/Maj. 02.04.1944-01.11.1952
Maj. 02.11.1952 (retd 14.01.1959)
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Burma
Education: Dean Close School, Cheltenham; London University; Staff College (psc).
09.1939 - 19.12.1939 served in the ranks for 96 days
20.12.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa & Burma
17.01.1945     permanent commission
Byford,
Gerald St Leger
G.St.L. Byford
10.03.1924
-
04.2003
Kent district, Kent
Cadet ? [14401434]
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [300515]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 10.09.1946
Capt. 10.03.1951 (retd 08.03.1957; receiving a gratuity)
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
      served in the ranks for 1 year, 2 days
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission to 31.10.1947]
01.11.1947     permanent commission, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Byrne,
John Joseph *
J.J. Byrne
* Later known as John Patrick Byrne.
From Ashton-under-Lyne.
30.04.1919
-
 
Sgt. ? [3855811]
2nd Lt. 10.04.1944 [339999]
WS/Lt. 11.06.1944 (reld 15.08.1949; on enlistment in the ranks TA)
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM 08.04.1943 Burma
10.04.1944     commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers [immediate emergency commission]
       
 
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