British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Coates,
Anthony Richard Milnes
A.R.M. Coates
Son of Capt. Sir Edward Clive
[Milnes-]Coates, 2nd Bt., OBE (1879-
1971), and Lady Celia Hermione
Crewe-Milnes (1884-?).
Brother of Lt.Col. Robert E.J.C.
[Milnes-]Coates.
20.03.1920
Paddington district, London
-
06.08.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[St Charles de Percy
War Cemetery,
France, IV.A.15]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.09.1940 [149126]
WS/Lt.
21.03.1942
A?/Capt.
03.08.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe [posthumously]
?
-
21.09.1940
either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.09.1940
 
 
commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
12.05.1941
-
06.08.1944
4th Battalion Coldstream Guards (killed in action at Lassy when a shell hit his tank)
 
Coates,
[Sir] Robert Edward James Clive [Milnes-];
3rd Baronet (cr. 1911)
R.E.J.C. Coates (Milnes-Coates)
Son of Capt. Sir Edward Clive [Milnes-]Coates, 2nd Bt., OBE (1879-1971), and Lady Celia Hermione Crewe-Milnes (1884-?).
His father assumed the name of Sir Clive Milnes-Coates by deed poll of 19.02.1946.
Succeeded father, 04.09.1971.
Brother of Capt. Anthony R.M. Coates.
Married (04.09.1945, Westminster district, London) Lady Ethel Patricia Hare, daughter of Richard Granville Hare, 4th Earl of Listowel, and widow of Lt.Col. Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell; one son, one daughter.
27.09.1907
-
09.05.1982
Helperby, York
2nd Lt.
01.09.1927 [38347]
Lt.
01.09.1930
local Capt.
06.08.1937-31.07.1938
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
14.10.1940-13.01.1941
T/Maj.
14.01.1941-31.08.1944
Maj.
01.09.1944 (retd 19.07.1947)
A/Lt.Col.
10.06.1944-09.09.1944
T/Lt.Col.
10.09.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
19.07.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.05.1945

Italy

Mention in Despatches MID
15.09.1939
Palestine
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
Italy
Palestine 1936-1939 Medal & Clasp
Education: Harrow; Royal Military College, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (11.01.1940-15.05.1940); Queen's College, Cambridge University (MA)
01.09.1927


commissioned, Coldstream Guards
30.11.1930
-
30.06.1933
ADC to His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief, India
06.08.1937
-
07.01.1940
specially employed with the Transjordan Frontier Force
16.05.1940
-
13.10.1940
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ....
14.10.1940
-
19.06.1941
Brigade Major, 146th Infantry Brigade
20.06.1941
-
10.02.1943
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
11.02.1943
-
26.10.1943
Second-in-Command, 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards
27.10.1943
-
09.06.1944
Second-in-Command, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards
10.06.1944
-
01.03.1945
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards (Italy)
01.03.1945
-
09.12.1946
Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards
Landowner & farmer. Justice of the Peace, North Riding of Yorkshie, 1960; Patron of two livings.
Cobb,
Martin Youatt
M.Y. Cobb (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Buckley)
Son (with two brothers) of Samuel John Cobb (1880-1950), and Mary Youatt (1877-1971).
Brother of Cdr. David Laurence Cobb, CVO, RN, and of Sg.Lt.Cdr. John Hilary Cobb, RNVR.
Married (28.04.1940) Mary Hay-Smith (08.09.1916 - 08.10.1999); two daughters.
02.01.1917
Hampstead district, Middlesex
-
03.12.1993
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.04.1940 [129057]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 20.06.1944
T/Maj. 20.06.1944-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 19.07.1949 -
? - 27.04.1940 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
27.04.1940     commissioned, The King's Own Regiment [emergency commission]
13.06.1942     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Deputy Director, Industrial Relations, Confederation of British Industry (1965). Sec., Ind. Trg Coun., (1958-61). 1934 investment dept of an assurance co.; 1939 Statistical Ass., Brit. Employers Confed.
Cobb,
Michael Herbert
M.H. Cobb
Son of ... Cobb, and ... Stogdon.

10.09.1916
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
23.06.2010
2nd Lt. 27.08.1938, seniority 28.01.1937 [71892]
... ....
T/Maj. 14.02.1943-27.01.1950
... ...
Col. 18.06.1963 (retd 24.04.1965)
27.08.1938     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
... - ... ....
Cobley,
Ralph Richard
R.R. Cobley
Son of ... Cobley, and ... Kitts.
From London.
07.02.1919
Hampstead district, London
-
2nd Lt.
26.01.1939 [85540]
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
29.12.1940-28.03.1941
T/Capt.
29.03.1941-31.07.1942
WS/Capt.
01.08.1942
Capt.
01.07.1946 (reld 24.10.1947)
A/Maj.
01.05.1942-31.07.1942
T/Maj.
01.08.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
24.10.1947
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
12.10.1944
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
NW Europe
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
26.01.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.05.1942
-
24.06.1945
Commanding Officer, 652 Air Observation Post Squadron (Scotland, Normandy, NW Europe)
Cocks,
James Gordon
L.M. Coffey
Son of James Walter Cocks, and Maud Gibbs.
Married ...; four children.
(12?).1917
Southampton district, Hampshire
-
(06?).1956
Christchurch district, Hampshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.12.1941 [222198]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 14.01.1946)
A/Capt. 23.12.1942-31.08.1944
T/Capt. 01.09.1944-14.01.1946
A/Maj. ?
19.12.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      79th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
      77th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
25.01.1944     29 Reinforcement Camp
01.09.1944     Controller of Indian Canteen Stores Depot
16.11.1945     disembarked UK & posted to depot
Coffey,
James
J. Coffey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judith Appleby) J. Coffey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judith Appleby)
Married (24.10.1939) Margaret Roscoe; two daughters, one son.
15.04.1912
South Everton, West Derby, Lancashire
-
13.12.1963
Lt.
15.02.1941 [172236]
T/Capt.
23.02.1943-(04.1944),
08.11.1945-(04.1946)
15.02.1941


commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment [emergency commission]
Post-war a surveyor for Rentokil.
Coffey,
Leonard Mitchell
L.M. Coffey (Photo courtesy of Mr Ken Oughton)
Son of William John Coffey (1884-1965), and Lilian Mitchell (1884-1972).
Married (1934, Randwick, NSW, Australia) Caroline Eliza [Hipworth] Munson (?-1974); one daughter.
Married ((12?).1953, Manchster district, Lancashire) Mary Yee [Kim Lam]; one son.
25.03.1905
Newport, Monmouthshire
-
2nd Lt. 08.12.1941 [225262]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Capt. 15.10.1943
T/Maj. 15.10.1943-(12.1946)
WS/Maj. ? (reld 30.12.1946)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 30.12.1946
08.12.1941     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
      From: “S.S. KUALA”, Researched Passenger List, Sunk at Pom Pong Island 14 February 1942:
"Mr. Coffey mentioned as being on the “Kuala” by Major Storry (IWM 01/34/1); Lt. Leonard Mitchell Coffey, Intelligence Corps., /general list, Tin Mine Manager, Terrenggong, he assisted two Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders on Grik Road, was evacuated in February 1942 to India (MVDB)"
(10.1943) - (04.1944) seconded, Indian Army
Worked with Ingersoll Rand at New York. 1968 shown as Special Representative Far East, Ingersoll International at Hong Kong.
Coghill,
Harry
H. Coghill
Son of Ernest A., and Helen A. Coghill.

Married to Hilda Newbold.
03.12.1897
Southwell, Nottinghamshire
-
(03?).1977
Battle district
2nd Lt.
16.08.1916 [15191]
Lt.
?
Capt.
31.03.1928 (retd 31.03.1938)
Bt. Maj.
01.09.1939
16.08.1916


commissioned, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
(03.1931)
-
(06.1933)
1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade (Jullundur, later Sudan (for Gosport))
01.03.1934
-
31.01.1938
seconded as Adjutant, 1st Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment - Territorial Army
31.01.1938
-
31.03.1938
restored to the establishment of The Rifle Brigade, then retired
31.03.1938
-
03.12.1947
Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Regimental List [age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized
02.1942
-
1945
captured at the fall of Singapore and in Japanese captivity as a POW for the remainder of the war
Cohen,
Eli Salim
E.S. Cohen (Photo courtesy of Mr Shlomi Cohen) E.S. Cohen (Photo courtesy of Mr Shlomi Cohen)
Son of Salim Cohen.

01.01.1906
Safed, Israel
-
26.11.1987
Safed, Israel
Lt. 26.02.1941 [183845]
WS/Capt. 26.02.1942 (reld 31.03.1946)
26.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Palestine Section [emergency commission]
      British Military Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt
Cohen,
Sidney Louis
S.L. Cohen
(06?).1923 ?
St Marylebone district, London ?
-
Cadet ? [6970046]
2nd Lt. 20.05.1944 [320581]
WS/Lt. 20.11.1944
T/Capt. 23.11.1945-(04.1946)
20.05.1944     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
      served in Burma & Hong Kong
Cohn,
Julius Eric
J.E. Cohn
Son of Julius Cohn, and Florence Ramsden.
Married (06?).1941, Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Dorothy Duff, later Sister in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve; ... children (one son?).
(06?).1914
Hunslet district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
15.02.1968
Hawarden district, Flintshire, Wales (formerly of Marford, near Wrexford, Denbighshire)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 06.11.1942 [249470]
WS/Lt. 06.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
06.11.1942     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
Accountant (FCA). Company director. Joined Kelvinator (appliance manufacturer)  in 1956 as Company Secretary/Comptroller and was subsequently appointed Deputy Managing Director in 1964, has now (1965) been appointed Managing Director of Kelvinator Ltd. in Great Britain.
Coke,
Edward D'Ewes Fitzgerald

E.D'E.F. Coke E.D'E.F. Coke
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Brig.Gen. Edward Sacheverell D'Ewes Coke, CMG, DSO (1872-1941), and of Helen Maud A'Deane (1876?-1956), of Kensington, London.
Of Trusley, Derbyshire.
Brother of Maj. John Sachaverell A'Deane Coke.
14.05.1915
Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey / Sussex
-
27.09.1944
(KIA) [age 29]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, the Netherlands, 21.C.20; buried here at the request of the next of kin]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.08.1935 [66152]
Lt.
29.08.1938
T/Capt.
?
Capt.
29.08.1943
A/Maj.
?
T/Maj.
20.04.1943-27.09.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
29.08.1935


commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
(01.1937)
-
(01.1939)
1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Jamaica & Bermuda)
(04.1941)
 
 
seconded as Aide-de-Camp



served with The Sherwood Foresters in Libya, Abyssinia & Egypt
14.08.1944
-
27.09.1944
attached, 6th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (killed when his company attacked a German position west of St Oedenrode, the Netherlands)
Coker,
Douglas Haig Earl

D.H.E. Coker
29.03.1918
-
02.1997
Tower Hamlets district, London
RAF:

(A) P/O (prob)
01.04.1939 [41829]
Army:

2nd Lt.
14.06.1941 [193505]
Lt.
17.11.1945, seniority 01.06.1941
A/Capt.
08.04.1945-07.07.1945
T/Capt.
08.07.1945-24.06.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
25.03.1946-24.06.1946
T/Maj.
25.06.1946-14.06.1947,
19.06.1947-30.11.1952
Maj.
01.12.1952
Lt.Col.
15.05.1959 (supernumerary 15.05.1962) (retd 26.01.1963)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1963
New Year 63
01.04.1939
-
16.02.1940
commissioned, Royal Air Force (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]



served in the ranks for 1 years, 111 days
1940


mobilized TA
14.06.1941


commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)


Officer Commanding, 5 Troop, "B" Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
17.11.1945


permanent commission
22.03.1947


transferred, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)

Coldwell-Horsfall,
John Henry

J.H. Coldwell-Horsfall

21.02.1915
Putney, Wandsworth district, Greater London
-
18.12.2006
2nd Lt.
29.08.1935 [66183]
Lt.
29.08.1938
A/Capt.
02.09.1939-01.12.1939
T/Capt.
02.12.1939-10.09.1941
WS/Capt.
11.09.1941
Capt.
29.08.1943
A/Maj.
11.06.1941-10.09.1941
T/Maj.
11.09.1941-(04.1946)
WS/Maj.
? (retd 27.04.1946)
A/Lt.Col.
16.05.1944-(01.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
27.04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.10.1944
Cassino, Italy 44
Military Cross MC
22.10.1940
France 40
Military Cross MC
04.05.1943
Tunisia 43
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Harrow; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
29.08.1935


commissioned, The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
1936
-
1936
1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Palestine)
(01.1937)


1st/2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Bordon)
1937
-
1939
1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Guernsey)
(10.1939)
-
(05.1940)
Officer Commanding, "D" Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (France)
1943?
-
1944?
2nd Battalion The London Irish Rifles (initially Second-in-Command, later Commanding Officer) (Italy)
1944
-
12.1944
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Egypt & Italy [wounded])
Cole,
Anthony Philip

A.P. Cole
Son of ... Cole, and ... Kidman.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
13.02.1925
Croydon district, London / Surrey
-
18.01.1979
Westminster district, London
Cadet ? [14419120]
2nd Lt. 25.06.1944 [323983]
WS/Lt. 25.12.1944
2nd Lt. 23.03.1946, seniority 13.02.1946 [31.05.1946 cancelled]
Lt. 01.03.1947, seniority 25.12.1944 (reld 08.08.1948)
Hon. Capt. 08.08.1948
25.06.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
23.03.1946     permanent commission [31.05.1946 cancelled]
      4th Royal Hussars
01.03.1947 - 08.08.1948 short service commission
Cole,
George Frederick [Arthur]
G.F. Cole (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of ... Cole, and ... Wighton.
Married ((03?).1944, West Ham district, London) Myrtle A. Thorpe.
(09?).1918
Southwark district, London
-
10.06.1977
Orpington, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 06.02.1943 [269345]
WS/Lt. 06.08.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. (1945)
Lt. & Paym. 03.09.1954
A/Capt. & Paym. ?
Capt. & Paym. 11.01.1961, seniority 11.01.1960
Mentions in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe 44-45
06.02.1943     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
03.09.1954 - 01.05.961 Royal Army Pay Corps - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
01.05.1961     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Bank manager.
Cole,
John Robert

J.R. Cole
?
-
 
Sgt. ?
Lt. 15.03.1941 [175806] (reld 28.11.1947; on enlistment in the ranks)
15.03.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Coleman,
John Sidney

J.R. Cole
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
24.07.1917
-
01.2008
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [292195]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. > 04.1946?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
? - 22.08.1943 Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
22.08.1943     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Coleman,
Leslie Harry Walford

L.H.W. Coleman
Son of ... Coleman, and ... Walford.
(12?).1921
Alcester district, Warwickshire / Worcestershire
-
03.03.2007
[aged 85]
2nd Lt.
28.02.1942 [226940]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt. ?
?
Mentions in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
28.02.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Coles,
Caleb William
C.W. Coles
18.08.1894
Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey / Sussex
-
17.01.1961
Ealing district
Sapper
? [19367]
Cadet
?
T/2nd Lt.
08.04.1919 [139533]
Lt.
03.07.1940
WS/Capt.
29.06.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj.
29.06.1943-(04.1946)
2nd Lt. TA
25.02.1952
Capt. TA
? (reld 31.03.1956)
Hon. Maj.
31.03.1956
Military Medal MM
WW I
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
WW I


served in the ranks, Royal Engineers
03.07.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
25.02.1952
-
31.03.1956
commissioned, General List - Territorial Army
Coles,
John Colin
J.C. Coles
Son of ... Coles, and ... Hill.
(06?).1924
St Marylebone district, Greater London / London
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.01.1943 [258238]
WS/Lt.
02.07.1943
Lt. & Paym.
01.08.1954
A/Capt. & Paym.
?
Capt. & Paym.
11.01.1961, seniority 11.01.1960
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
08.02.1949
-
02.01.1943


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
03.08.1943
-
22.01.1944

2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (UK & NW Europe)
22.01.1944
-
(09.1944)
Transport Officer, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (UK & NW Europe)
01.08.1954


Royal Army Pay Corps - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Collard,
Geoffrey Louis
G.L. Collard (Photo courtesy of Mr William Collard)
Elder son (with one sister & one brother) of Henri Louis Collard (1884-1960), and Isabel Carswell (1911-), of Purberry Shot, Ewel.
Married (24.02.1940, St John's Church, Merrow) Margaret Fish (11.07.1920-04.2003), only daughter of Mr & Mrs William Fish, of Croft House, Merrow; one son, one daughter.

24.11.1914
Wandsworth district, London
-
02.2001
Cheshire East district, Cheshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 17.05.1941 [185327]
Capt. ?
A/Maj. ?
WS/Maj. 15.07.1943
T/Lt.Col. 01.01.1944-(04.1946)
WS/Lt.Col. ?
A/Col. 01.07.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. 08.10.1948, seniority 01.04.1943
A/Maj. 08.10.1948
Maj. 24.11.1948, seniority 08.10.1948
Lt.Col. 08.12.1952, seniority 30.09.1951
Hon. Col. 01.10.1956
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 24.01.1946 NW Europe *
Mentions in Despatches MID 05.08.1943 Persia/Iraq
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 04.06.1954 -
* For planning with exceptional foresight and technical competence for the quick resumption of Inland Water Transport throughout the whole of Germany.
Education: Framlingham (1929-1930).
17.05.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Transportation Section) [emergency commission]
1942     PAIFORCE (Persia/Iraq)
11.1944 - 1946 21st Army Group & Britiah Army of the Rhine (NW Europe) (as Assistant Director of Transportation, Inland Water Transport)
08.10.1948     Supplementary Reserve of Officers, later Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
01.10.1956     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Director of three companies within the shipping division of Tate & Lyle and Managin Director of their River Thames Lighterage operation. Past President of the Association of Lightermen and Barge Owners, 1961-62. Past Master of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames and a Freeman of the City of London.
Collas,
Michael John

M.J. Collas
?
-
Dvr. ?
2nd Lt. 29.10.1939 [105193]
WS/Lt. 27.03.1941
T/Capt. 26.04.1941-(04.1946)
? - 29.10.1939 Cadet, No. 1 RASC Training Centre
29.10.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Collas,
Michael John
Jervoise
M.J.J. Collas
22.06.1915
-
08.1999
Mid Surrey district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935 [66156]
Lt. 29.08.1938 (half-pay 20.04.1939; ill-health)  (reld 13.09.1939)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
29.08.1935     commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
(08.1935) - (10.1935) 2nd Battalion The Loyal Regiment (Tidworth)
(01.1937)     1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment (Palestine, for Tidworth)
(01.1938)     1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment (Tidworth)
(01.1939)     1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment (Aldershot)
WW II     showing as "Half-Pay Officer on the Active List" [according to memorandum of 26.04.1946 he relinquished his commission 13.09.1939 upon enlistment in the ranks]
Solicitor, 07.1950.
Colledge,
George Edward

G.E. Colledge
Son of ... Colledge, and ... Dudley.
17.09.1917
Worksop district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire / Yorkshire - West Riding
-
02.1985
Huddersfield district, Yorkshire
Dvr.
? [1873152]
2nd Lt.
05.06.1943 [292791]
WS/Lt.
05.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
24.01.1944-(04.1946)
Military Medal MM
pre-WW II
?
1933


joined the Army (served in the ranks)
05.06.1943


commissioned, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) [emergency commission]
16.10.1944


transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers
Collemy,
Williama Lillis Shaw *

W.L.S. Collemy (Photo courtesy of Mr Greg Pirie)
Daughter of William Collemy, and Georgina Joan Varany.
Married (21.05.1947, Hamburg, Germany) Maj. John Sawyer Pirie, MC (1912-2001); two sons.
* Birth registration under the name: Collemy, Lillis Shaw Williama
04.02.1922
Islington district, London
-
14.04.2007
Auckland, New Zealand
2nd Sub. 04.12.1942 [257012]
WS/Sub. 04.06.1943 (reld 18.04.1946)
Hon. Sub. 18.04.1946
04.12.1942     commissioned, Auxiliary Territorial Service
Collett,
Edward

E. Collett
?
-
2nd Lt. 04.12.1942 [253743]
WS/Lt. 04.06.1943
04.12.1942     commissioned, Pioneer Corps
11.10.1943     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(06.1944)     3rd Parachute Battalion
Collie,
William Dobson

W.D. Collie (Photo courtesy of Marjorie Collie, via Cecile Gilleron)
Son (with six brothers and two sisters) of William Dobson Collie (1860-1915), and Jane Ellen Richardson (1870-1970).
Married ((09?).1920, Durham City) Emily Shepherd; ... children (three daughters, two sons?).
04.10.1895
Seaham Harbour, Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
(06?).1954
Luton district, Bedfordshire
Sgt. ?
Lt. QM 31.05.1939 [89443]
WS/Capt. QM 01.11.1942
Hon. Capt. QM ?
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 21.04.1950 -
31.05.1939     commissioned, 8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 25.04.1951 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Collins,
Patrick Daniel

P.D. Collins
?
-
Cadet ? [2610492]
2nd Lt. 27.11.1943 [312083]
WS/Lt. 04.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
Lt. 04.07.1949, seniority 04.02.1944
Capt. 08.06.1953 (reld 29.09.1958)
Hon. Capt. 29.09.1958
      served in Egypt
27.11.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
04.07.1949 - 29.09.1958 short service commission
Collins,
Ronald John

R.J. Collins
19.05.1920
Selly Oak, Birmingham
-
2nd Lt. 19.04.1942 [232475]
WS/Lt. 19.10.1942
WS/Capt. ? (reld > 04.1947)
T/Maj. 01.05.1946-(04.1947)
Mentions in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 Italy
1939     enlisted
? - 19.04.1942 Officer Cadet Training Unit
19.04.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served 8th Army (ending up in Graz, Austria)
Colquhoun,
Archibald
A. Colquhoun

Son of Arthur Phayre Colquhoun (1876-1940), and Paulamay Zucker (1882?-1947).
Married (27.12.1935, Westminster district, London; marriage dissolved) Elizabeth Joan Holford (Mrs. Shedden) (14.01.1909 - 07.2001), youngest daughter of Lt.Col. James Henry Edward Holford (1873-1936), and the Hon. Blanche Grosvenor (1880-1964), of Lodge Park, Glandyfi; one daughter.
From Leighton Buzzard.

16.11.1912
Kensington district, London
-
22.03.1964
Maidstone district, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 20.11.1940 [168912]
WS/Lt. 20.05.1942
T/Capt. 15.08.1942-30.04.1944
WS/Capt. 01.05.1944 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 01.05.1944-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 18.02.1943 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Education: Ampleforth; Oxford (Christ Church); Royal College of Art.
      active service during WW2 in North Africa and Italy:
? - 20.11.1940 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
20.11.1940     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Water-colour artist, diplomat, writer, translator and editor of many Italian Classics.
Colquhoun,
David Angus
D.A. Colquhoun (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)

Only son (with one sister) of John R. Colquhoun, and Helen Marion Angus, of Kensington, London, then Roehampton, then Wynkcoombe Hill, Fittleworth, Sussex.
12.02.1925
nursing home, St Pancras district, London
-
05.04.1945
(KIA) [age 20]
[Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy, I.G.14]
Cadet ? [2701552]
2nd Lt. 28.01.1944 [307859]
WS/Lt. 28.07.1944
28.01.1944     commissioned, Scots Guards [emergency commission]
? - 05.04.1945 1st Battalion Scots Guards
Colquhoun,
Peter Dugald
P.D. Colquhoun
Son of ... Colquhoun, and ... Allison.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
(03?).1919
Lewisham district, London
-
31.03.1977
West Ryde, NSW, Australia
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.08.1943 [292322]
WS/Lt. 27.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
27.08.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery Rifles [emergency commission]
23.01.1944     transferred, Royal Ulster Rifles
05.12.1944     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
Buyer.
Colson,
Alexander Francis Lionel
"Alec"

A.F.L. Colson
06.09.1921
-
29.06.2007
[Saint Faith's Crematorium, Norwich]
2nd Lt.
15.02.1942 [226289]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
28.04.1945, seniority 06.09.1942
A/Capt.
01.06.1943-31.08.1943
T/Capt.
01.09.1943-05.03.1948
Capt.
06.03.1948
T/Maj.
01.01.1949-19.07.1950,
25.01.1953-05.03.1954
Maj.
06.03.1954 (retd 04.06.1960)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
22.03.1945
Operation Frippery (Sumatra 44-45)
Mentions in Despatches MID
22.07.1945
Operation David (Arakan 44-45)
Education: Oundle (...-1939); psc
1941
-
14.02.1942
served in the ranks for 165 days
15.02.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]



Combined Operations Pilotage Party (COPP) 8
28.04.1945


permanent commission
Rector of Elmswell (1965-73); Vicar of St Luke with St Simon and St Jude, West Kilburn (1973-82); Rector of Thrandeston, Stuston and Brome with Oakley (1982-86).
Colville,
Edward Charles

E.C. Colville
Son of late Admiral Hon. Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville, GCB, GCMG, GCVO (1861-1939), and of Adelaide Jane Meade (1877-1960), daughter of 4th Earl Clanwilliam, GCB, KCMG, RM.
Brother of Capt. George Cecil Colville, CBE, RN, Capt. Frederick James Colville, Gordon Highlanders, and Cdr. (S) Sir Richard Colville, KCVO, CB, DSC, RN.
Married (29.09.1934) Barbara Joan Denny, daughter of Edward Henry Marland Denny; two daughters.
Residence: (1944/45) Staplefield.

01.09.1905
St George Hanover Square, London
-
10.01.1982
Stoughton, near Chichester, West Sussex
2nd Lt.
03.09.1925 [33638]
Lt.
03.09.1927
Capt.
16.01.1938
A/Maj.
28.05.1941-27.08.1941
T/Maj.
28.08.1941-02.09.1942
Maj.
03.09.1942
A/Lt.Col.
15.01.1943-14.04.1943
T/Lt.Col.
15.04.1943-15.01.1945
WS/Lt.Col.
16.01.1945
Lt.Col.
01.02.1946 (supernumerary 01.02.1949)
A/Col.
16.07.1944-15.01.1945
T/Col.
16.01.1945-30.03.1949
Col.
31.01.1949 (supernumerary 31.03.1955)
A/Brig.
16.07.1944-15.01.1945
T/Brig.
16.01.1945-31.08.1953
Brig.
01.09.1953
local Maj.Gen.
10.06.1954-28.06.1954
T/Maj.Gen.
29.06.1954-06.07.1955
Maj.Gen.
07.07.1955 (retd 12.04.1959)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB
25.10.1955
Malaya 01-06.55
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.10.1944
NW Europe
Distinguished Service Order DSO
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Mentions in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Education: Marlborough College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc)
03.09.1925


commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders
(03.1931)
 
 
1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (Landi Kotal, India)
01.09.1932
-
30.09.1934
ADC to Governor-General & Commander-in-Chief, Dominion of Canada
(01.1937)
 
 
1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (Edinburgh)
18.11.1937
-
07.02.1940
Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (Edinburgh & Aldershot)
08.02.1940
-
21.01.1941
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (Home Forces)
28.05.1941
-
27.02.1942
Brigade-Major, ...
28.02.1942
-
13.07.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (Home Forces)
15.01.1943
-
25.08.1943
Commandant, Company Commanders' School
08.1943
-
07.1944
Commanding Officer, 2nd The Battalion Gordon Highlanders
16.07.1944
-
25.11.1946
Commander, 227th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe) [except for 25.06.1945-08.07.1945 & 08.08.1945-13.08.1945]
27.12.1946
-
05.11.1947
Brigadier General Staff Military Adviser to UK High Commissioner, Canada
04.11.1949
-
13.05.1952
Commander, Infantry Brigade, Territorial Army
09.06.1952
-
30.04.1954
Brigadier General Staff, HQ Northern Army Group
29.06.1954
-
13.01.1956
Chief of Staff, GHQ Far East Land Forces
15.03.1956
-
14.03.1959
General Officer Commanding, 51st (Highland) Infantry Division (TA) & Highland District
12.04.1959
-
01.09.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Justice of the Peace (JP), West Sussex, 1960; Deputy Lieutenant (DL), West Sussex, 1962.
Colville,
Frederick James

R.J. Collins
Youngest son of late Admiral Hon. Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville, GCB, GCMG, GCVO (1861-1939), and of Adelaide Jane Meade (1877-1960), daughter of 4th Earl Clanwilliam, GCB, KCMG, RM.
Brother of Capt. George Cecil Colville, CBE, RN, Maj.Gen. Edward Charles Colville, CB, DSO*, and Cdr. (S) Sir Richard Colville, KCVO, CB, DSC, RN.
Husband of Dorothy Loisa Colville, of Paddington, London.
30.05.1913
-
11.06.1940
(KIA) [age 27]
[St Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery, C.7]
2nd Lt. ? [50797]
WS/Lt. ?
Capt. ?
?     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders
? - 11.06.1940 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
Colwill,
Eric Ralph
"Chunk"

E.R. Colwill (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Epps)
Married (10.06.1939, King's Chapel of the Savoy) Marjorie Curtis Stevens.
19.10.1902
-
31.05.1971
2nd Lt. 30.08.1923 [27170]
... ...
Capt. 18.03.1936
A/Maj. 01.06.1940-29.08.1940
Maj. 30.08.1940
A/Lt.Col. 17.01.1942-16.04.1942
T/Lt.Col. 17.04.1942-25.02.1943,
27.12.1944-(01.1946)
Col. 05.04.1952 (retd 07.12.1956)
Hon. Brig. 07.12.1956
30.08.1923     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
01.10.1937 - 31.05.1940 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO), ...
early 1944 - 29.06.1944 Second-in-Command, 10th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (France; wounded)
? - 07.1946 Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry
25.05.1949 - 09.1954 Military Attaché, Rome
09.1954 - (1956) Military Attaché, Prague
Comerford,
Augustine Ambrose

A.A. Comerford
Son of Mitchell H. Comerford, and Annie Comerford.
Married (1910, West Ham, Greater London).
(06?).1886
West Ham district, Greater London
-
(03?).1944
St Ives, Huntingdonshire
T/Lt.
10.04.1916 [2352]
T/Capt.
?
Capt. 
20.01.1922, seniority 10.04.1917
Maj.
01.07.1926
Lt.Col.
22.05.1939
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.08.1940
BEF 39-40
Mentions in Despatches MID
29.04.1941
for distinguished services in the field
Veterinary surgeon.
10.04.1916


commissioned, Army Veterinary Service (later: Royal Army Veterinary Corps)
20.01.1922


transferred, Royal Army Veterinary Corps - Territorial Army
?
-
(03.1931)
East Anglian Division



transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
22.02.1933
-
(01.1939)
Officer Commanding, 418th (Bedfordshire) Battery, 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment RA (Biggleswade)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
Commanding Officer, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
Comerford,
Basil Michael

B.M. Comerford
Son of ... Comerford, and ... Vanseller.
14.10.1913
Caxton district, Cambridgeshire / Huntingdonshire
-
(12?).1970
Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire
2nd Lt.
17.05.1933
Lt.
17.05.1936
T/Capt.
03.01.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946



late Cadet Corporal, Beaumont College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
17.05.1933


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
17.05.1933
-
(06.1933)
105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment RA (Bedford)
(01.1937)
-
(01.1939)
418th (Bedfordshire) Battery, 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment RA (Biggleswade)
27.05.1939


transferred, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"A" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
> 04.1944
-
(04.1946)
transferred, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
Commings,
John Conway
J.C. Commings (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
12.04.1913
-
02.1997
2nd Lt. 02.02.1933 [58146]
... ...
T/Maj. 16.01.1941-30.05.1941,
30.05.1942-24.06.1945
... ...
Brig. 01.07.1963 (retd 11.10.1968)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE ? ?
Mentions in Despatches MID 01.04.1941 ?
Mentions in Despatches MID 23.03.1944 ?
Mentions in Despatches MID 29.01.1957 ?
02.02.1933     commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment
... - ... ...
      1st Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment
30.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Compton,
Clifton Alwyn O'Brien

B.M. Comerford
07.10.1914
India
-
15.06.1986
Poole General Hospital, Poole district, Dorset
2nd Lt.
30.08.1934 [63544]
Lt.
30.08.1937
A/Capt.
01.05.1940-31.07.1940
T/Capt.
01.08.1940-05.11.1941
WS/Capt.
06.11.1941
Capt.
30.08.1942
A/Maj.
06.08.1941-05.11.1941
T/Maj.
06.11.1941-25.03.1945
WS/Maj.
26.03.1945
A/Lt.Col.
26.12.1944-25.03.1945
T/Lt.Col.
26.03.1945-23.05.1946,
19.03.1954-23.06.1955
Lt.Col.
24.06.1955
Col.
09.01.1961 (retd 30.03.1963)
Military Cross MC
21.10.1943
Sicily
Military Cross MC
25.11.1943
Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
& clasp 8th Army
Italy Star It St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Mentions in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
Middle East 05-10.42
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M
-
-
Education: BA
30.08.1934
 
 
commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
(01.1937)
 
 
served at Chatham
(01.1939)
 
 
served in Egypt
(1942)
-
(1943)
505th Field Company RE (Middle East & Sicily)
25.05.1946
-
06.10.1947
instructor, School of Mechanical Engineering
31.10.1949
-
30.09.1952
Technical Staff Officer, 2nd grade (TSO2), Ministry of Supply
Concannon,
John Noel
J.N. Concannon
Son of John Concannon (1870-), and Edith Agnes Durrant, of Kingstown, Ireland.
Married (12.04.1938, St James's, Spanish Place, St Marylebone district, London) Ursula Mary Fountaine (31.07.1905 - 01.2005), eldest daughter of A.C. Fountaine, and Mrs Fountaine, of South Croydon; one daughter. Ursula Concannon remarried (09.04.1962) William Evelyn de Courcy Hamilton.
25.12.1910
St Vincent, British West Indies
-
01.06.1940
(KIA) [age 29]
[De Panne Communal Cemetery, Belgium, plot 3, row A, grave 25]
Lt. 27.02.1933 [58649]
Capt. 01.05.1934
A/Maj. 12.01.1940-11.04.1940
T/Maj. 12.04.1940-01.06.1940
Education: Blackrock College, 1923-1927; entered Trinity College, University of Dublin 29/30 June 1927 (Pensioner; LM, LCh Dublin 1932).
John Crofton Lodge, Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Government Service.
27.02.1933     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps (06.1933 showing at Royal Army Medical College)
1934 - 1939 served in India (09/10.1935 showing at Lahore, 01.1937 showing at Ambala, 01.1938 showing at Dalhousie, 01.1939 showing at Jullundur)
01.06.1939 - 02.09.1939 Adjutant, ... - Territorial Army
1939 - 1940 British Expeditionary Force, France & Belgium
Concannon,
Michael Joseph
M.J. Concannon (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Cundick)
?
-
Cadet ? [7890436]
2nd Lt. 16.07.1944 [324850]
WS/Lt. 16.01.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
16.07.1944     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(05.1945)     D & M Wing, RAC School, Central Mediterranean Forces
Condron,
Rev. William Patrick
"Bill"

W.P. Condron (Photo courtesy of Mr Neil Condron) W.P. Condron (Photo courtesy of Mr Neil Condron)
?
-
1977 ?
Greater London ?
Chaplain to the Forces (4th class) ranking as Capt. 01.06.1943 [270977] (reld > 10.1946, < 12.1946)
01.06.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department (Roman Catholic) [emergency commission]
1943? - 1945 181 Airlanding Field Ambulance (North Africa, Operation Market-Garden, Nijmegen (09.1944), Norway)
Coney,
John Essex
J.E. Coney
Son of John Frederick Coney, and Gladys Bearcroft Essex.
Married (01.06.1940, St Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta, India) Brenda Joan Heathcote (06.08.1912 - 2005), daughter of Herbert Cecil Heathcote, and Oliva Dennis; two sons.
06.08.1914
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.06.1941 [194082]
WS/Capt. 01.07.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 01.07.1942-(04.1944)
Bank official.
? - 15.06.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
15.06.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
21.04.1942 - (04.1944) Staff Officer, 2nd grade (SO2), Signals, HQ Southern Army, India
Connell,
Arthur Reginald
A.R. Connell
Married Patricia Angela Mary Brennan (1913 - 1995).
16.03.1901
Dublin North district, Ireland
-
06.07.1991
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Lt. 11.02.1941 [171826]
WS/Lt. 11.02.1941
T/Capt. 22.08.1943-(04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
WS/Maj. ? (reld 17.05.1947)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 17.05.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.09.1945 Burma [recommendation available upon request]
Mentions in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
11.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
25.04.1942     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers
(1944)     Headquarters No. 4 Indian Inland Waterways Transport Group, Royal Engineers (MBE)
Consett,
Montagu Charles Warcop Peter

M.C.W.P. Consett
Of Brawith Hall, Thirsk, Yorkshire.
Married (1944) Margaret Syssylt Barwick (1914-1971).
20.07.1909
St Marylebone, Greater London
-
03.2001
North Yorkshire
Navy:

Cadet
1926
Midsh.
01.05.1927
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1929
S.Lt.
16.04.1930
Lt.
16.09.1931
Army:

2nd Lt.
12.06.1935
Lt.
?
Capt.
11.04.1945
Lt.Col.
? (retd)
1926
-
1935
served Royal Navy:
15.09.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean)
15.08.1927
-
(06.)1928
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
10.1928
-
(08.)1929
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
26.09.1929
-
(04.)1930
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
03.12.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS York (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
12.1931
-
(01.)1932
HMS Voyager (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
01.05.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1934
-
(07.1934)
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
12.06.1935


commissioned, The Yorkshire Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
Deputy Lieutenant, North Riding of York, 16.04.1960.
Consett,
William Lindsay

W.L. Consett
Son of R.Adm. Montagu William Warcop Peter Consett, and Ethel Maude Wilson.
From Exeter.
24.12.1912
-
10.1994
Shepway, Kent
2nd Lt.
01.09.1934, seniority 02.02.1933 [55995]
Lt.
02.02.1936
A/Capt.
15.07.1940-14.10.1940
T/Capt.
15.10.1940-01.02.1941
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
15.09.1941-14.12.1941
T/Maj.
15.12.1941
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 01.09.1955)
Military Cross MC
24.01.1946
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
09.07.1933


commissioned onto the General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
01.09.1934


commissioned into the Welsh Guards - Regular Army
14.05.1939
-
14.07.1940
seconded as Aide-de-Camp
(09.1944)


2nd Battallion The Welsh Guards (Guards Armoured Division) (NW Europe)
01.09.1955
-
24.12.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Retired, London.
Conway,
Michael John
M.J. Conway
22.01.1905
-
01.1995
Surrey Mid-Eastern district, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.08.1929 [44048]
Lt.
29.08.1932
Capt.
01.08.1938
WS/Maj.
04.08.1942
Maj.
11.01.1945
A/Lt.Col.
04.05.1942-03.08.1942
T/Lt.Col.
04.08.1942-19.03.1944,
08.05.1945-(01.1946)
Lt.Col.
20.02.1950 (supernumerary 20.02.1953) (retd 18.03.1955)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.06.1941
Waziristan 40
NW Frontier of India 1937-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: BA, later MA



served in the ranks for 3 years, 96 days
29.08.1929

commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals
(1940)
 
 
served in Waziristan
(1945)


reputedly in charge of the demolition of signals in Austria
18.03.1955
-
27.07.1960
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
AMIEE, later MIEE
Cook,
George Herbert
G.H. Cook
?
-
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939 [97137]
WS/Lt. 04.12.1939
T/Capt. 04.12.1939-(04.1944) (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 gallant & distinguished services in the field
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.02.1947 - [24.08.51 cancelled as being awarded TD in lieu]
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 1951? -
      late Cadet Corporal, Richmond County School Cadet Corps
02.09.1939     commissioned, 7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment - Territorial Army
? - 1943 POW in German captivity (Oflag IX A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
? - 09.04.1952 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Cooke,
Geoffrey Taylor
G.T. Cooke
19.10.1907
Cuckfield distrct, Sussex
-
(06?).1974
St Marylebone district, London
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 25.01.1939 [79666]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1940
T/Capt. 26.12.1941-15.08.1943
WS/Capt. 16.08.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Maj. 16.08.1943-1945?
Hon. Maj. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 02.12.1952 -
      served in the ranks, 11th (City of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
25.01.1939     commissioned, 6th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
1943? - 1945? Assistant Provost Marshal, Calcutta
1946?     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
08.03.1950     transferred, Corps of Royal Military Police
Cooke,
George Frazer
G.F. Cooke
05.02.1909
South Stoneham district, Hampshire
-
11.1998
Worthing district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 20.11.1939 [107420]
WS/Lt. 02.03.1941
T/Capt. 02.03.1941-(04.1947)
20.11.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Transportation Branch) [emergency commission]
Coombs,
Nigel Seymour

N.S. Coombs  
Son of Harold Seymour Coombs (1888-), and Louisa Maud Brownson (1889-).
Married ((03?).1942, Rochford district, Essex) Gladys M. Standing.
27.01.1918
St Thomas district, Devon
-
05.1999
West Devon district
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.10.1942 [247674]
WS/Lt. 08.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Croix de Guerre with silver star (France) CdeG 1944 France
08.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1944)     318th Battery, 92nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
Cooper,
Derek Guy Ashley
D.G.A. Cooper
28.06.1911
Abergavenny
-
10.1991
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.10.1941 [212398]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
04.10.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Cooper,
Eric Holmes
E.H. Cooper
Son of ... Cooper, and ... Kennedy.
Married ((09?).1935, Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire) Sq.Offr. Beatrice Patience Gwendoline Stewart-Black, WAAF (1910-1992); no children.
07.02.1914
Hastings district, Sussex
-
19.07.1991
Radlett, Watford district, Hertfordshire
2nd Lt. 03.09.1938 [76863]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
WS/Capt. 08.08.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 08.08.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1947
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration AERD 30.12.1955 -
Education: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1933).
03.09.1938     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
03.09.1948     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Cooper,
George
Derek
G.D. Cooper
Son of Capt. George Stanley Cooper. Married (30.07.1952) Pamela Margaret Fletcher (divorced); one daughter.
Lived at Dunlewey, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
?
-
1969 still alive
2nd Lt.
31.10.1936 [69395]
WS/Lt.
31.10.1939
WS/Capt.
17.10.1945
T/Maj.
17.10.1945
Lt.
13.02.1946, seniority 01.08.1938
Capt.
13.02.1946, seniority 28.05.1943
Maj.
28.05.1948 (retd 01.04.1953)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
14.06.1969
for services in disaster areas overseas
Military Cross MC
15.10.1948
Palestine



late Cadet Corporal, Eastbourne College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

31.10.1936


commissioned, Irish Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized
05.10.1941


transferred to The Life Guards
(09.1944)


Guards Armoured Division (NW Europe)
13.02.1946


permanent commission
Cooper,
John Andrew Locke

J.A.L. Cooper
Married Cecily (née ...); four children.
24.07.1917
-
12.2002
Preston and South Ribble district, Lancashire

Lt.
08.05.1943 [274681]
WS/Capt.
08.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Military Cross MC
13.12.1945
Italy
08.05.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(1943?)
-
(1945?)
14th/20th King's Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps (North Africa & Italy)
Cooper,
Raymond Gerald
R.G. Cooper (Photo courtsey of Mr Shawn Dymond)
?
-
Gnr.
?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.05.1940 [132904]
WS/Lt.
25.11.1941
T/Capt.
13.10.1942-(04.1946)



served in the ranks, Royal Artillery



122nd or 123rd Officer Cadet Training Unit (RA)
25.05.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(07.1943)


Forward Observation Officer (FOO), HMS Tetcott (destroyer) [Operation Husky, Sicily]
Cooper,
Raymund Michael

R.M. Cooper
Son of Percy J. Cooper, and Lucinda Emily H. Maulton.
Married (21.07.1945, Barlowganj) Katleen Watts.

(06?).1920
Basford district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.02.1941 [170769]
WS/Lt. 15.08.1942 (reld 1946)
Education: Oxford University (1945).
? - 15.02.1941 either 124th Officer Cadet Training Unit or Coast Artillery School
15.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery[emergency commission]
Joined Sudan Political Service. A.D.C. Port Sudan, Kassala, 1947-1948. A.D.C. Ed Dueim, Blue Nile Province, 1948-1952. D.C. Atbara, Northern Province, 1952-1954. D.C. Merowe, Northern Province, 1954-1955. Retired from Sudan service, 1955.
Copeland,
Robert Harry
R.G. Cooper (Photo courtsey of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
21.07.1905
St Pancras district, Greater London / London
-
01.1991
North Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt.
03.09.1925
...
...
Capt.
03.09.1936
A/Maj.
11.09.1939-10.12.1939
T/Maj.
11.12.1939-10.01.1940,
12.06.1940-04.04.1942
WS/Maj.
05.02.1942
Maj.
03.09.1942
A/Lt.Col.
05.01.1942-04.04.1942
T/Lt.Col.
05.04.1942-11.11.1942,
01.01.1943-(1946)
Lt.Col.
16.03.1946 (retd 02.06.1954)
A/Col.
16.04.1945-(01.1946)
T/Col.
16.10.1945-(04.1947)
Hon. Brig.
02.06.1954
03.09.1925
 
 
commissioned, Corps of Royal Signals
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India
Coppin,
Ted Cyril

T.C. Coppin

20.05.1915
Tendring district, Essex
-
27.09.1943
[executed by the Germans]
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 26.03.1942 [231091]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
      served in the ranks, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
26.03.1942     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
Ted Coppin was born in Brightlingsea, Essex on 20th May 1915, the son of Edward "Ted" Coppin and Harriet Castle Georgina Coppin (née Pooley). His father was a Mariner at the time of his birth. His parents were living in Colchester Road, Coggeshall, at the end of the war and are buried in Coggeshall Cemetery. He is remembered on his parents memorial headstone. During the war he was recruited by the Special Operations Executive and became a Donkeyman Circuit (sabotage) Instructor with F Section. He was infiltrated into France at Cap d’Ail by Felucca Seawolf on 11th June 1942 to lead a group of saboteurs; his code name was ‘Olivier’. Based in Marseilles, he formed a small but effective team who increased the rate of accidents on the railways and in the rail yards. He was arrested by the Gestapo on 23rd April 1943 with his courier ‘Giselle’ and posted as ‘Missing’ by the War Office. Ted Coppin was executed in captivity by the Germans on 27th September 1943, age 28 (the place of execution is not known). He is remembered on the S.O.E. Monuments in Valencay, France and London and on Panel 21, Column 3 of the Brookwood Memorial. He was Mentioned in Despatches (25.09.1947) during his Service and awarded the Croix de Guerre avec Etoile de Vermeil (Silver Star) by the French. He was also awarded a posthumous MBE in 1947 ‘for Gallant and Distinguished Service in the Field’.
Corbett,
Albert Palframan
"Bert"

A.P. Corbett
From Manchester.
Married ((09?).1933, Nort Manchester district, Lancashire) Winifred M. Shirne.
07.10.1906
Bradford district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
01.1989
Newton Abbot district, Devon
Wt.Offr. Cl. III ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1940 [143932]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1940
T/Capt. 27.11.1941-31.08.1942
WS/Capt. 01.09.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Maj. 01.09.1942-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 21.12.1944 Italy
Military Cross MC 04.11.1941 Middle East (Greece & Crete) [recommendation available upon request]
17.08.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1941)     Gun Position Officer & Troop Commander, 234th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (Crete; wounded) (MC)
? - 14.10.1944 37th Regiment Holding Unit RA
14.10.1944 - 15.10.1944 107th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
15.10.1944 - ? 90th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
Corbould,
William Robert
"Bill"
W.R. Corbould
Son of ... Corbould, and ... Green.
Married 1st Edna ... (predeceased him); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd Hadi ...
07.06.1922
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
20.08.2011
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
13.09.1941 [204526]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
31.08.1944-30.11.1944
T/Capt.
01.12.1944-18.05.1945,
14.02.1946-02.06.1946
WS/Capt.
14.04.1947, seniority 03.06.1946
A/Maj.
03.03.1946-02.06.1946
T/Maj.
03.06.1946-01.02.1947,
15.10.1947-01.04.1948
Maj.
15.02.1957
2nd Lt.
11.10.1958, seniority 07.06.1943
Lt.
11.10.1958, seniority 07.06.1945
Capt.
11.10.1958, seniority 07.06.1949
Maj.
11.10.1958, seniority 07.06.1956
Lt.Col.
31.12.1968, seniority 30.06.1968 (Special List 07.06.1972) (retd 07.06.1977)



served in the ranks for 1 year, 98 days
13.09.1941


commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission to 31.08.1947]
05.01.1942
-
20.04.1942
6th Battalion Coldstream Guards
21.04.1942
-
15.01.1943
Liaison Officer, 33rd Guards Brigade
16.01.1943
-
14.10.1943
6th Battalion Coldstream Guards
15.10.1943
-
30.08.1944
2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards (wounded Italy 21.04.1944 & 15.07.1944)
31.08.1944
-
25.04.1945
ADC to Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean
25.04.1945
-
(1945)
2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards
14.04.1947


transferred, Seaforth Highlanders
01.09.1947
-
10.10.1958
short service commission
11.10.1958
-
07.06.1977
permanent commission & transferred, The Parachute Regiment (1964-1966 Regimental Adjutant)
Corcoran,
Joseph Stanley
J.S. Corcoran
Son of James Corcoran and Hannah Stanley.
Married to Marjorie ....; two sons, one daughter.
Home town (1943/45): Torquay.
28.03.1917
Sunderland?
-
11.1987
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
06.09.1942 [261219]
WS/Lt.
20.02.1943
T/Capt.
?
WS/Capt.
20.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj.
20.02.1945-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.11.1943
Sicily (Gerbini, 20.07.43)
Military Cross MC
22.07.1943
Middle East (Medenine, 04.03.43)
Military Cross MC
21.06.1945
NW Europe
06.09.1942


commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) [emergency commission]
(1943)
-
(1945)
7th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Middle East, Sicily, NW Europe; wounded 20.07.1943 & 29.03.1945)
Went into the building trade post-war.
Cordy-Simpson,
John Roger

J.R. Cordy-Simpson
Married Ursula Margaret Wadham; at least one son (later Lt.Gen. Roderick Alexander Cordy-Simpson).
From Henley.
04.11.1910
Paddington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
23.12.1979
2nd Lt.
29.01.1931 [49810]
Lt.
29.01.1934
Capt.
29.01.1939
A/Maj.
30.07.1941-29.10.1941
T/Maj.
30.10.1941-02.03.1942,
05.03.1942-08.06.1942,
15.06.1942-30.07.1942,
02.09.1942-16.11.1942
Maj.
01.07.1946
T/Lt.Col.
07.09.1948-05.10.1951
Lt.Col.
06.10.1951 (supernumerary 06.10.1954) (Employed List (1) 16.11.1953)
T/Col.
20.11.1953-06.02.1955
Col.
07.02.1955 (retd 31.03.1962)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
01.01.1958
New Year 58
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
30.10.1953
Malaya 53
Military Cross MC
29.03.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Education: Harrow (1924-1929); Staff College, Camberley (psc)
29.01.1931


commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
04.11.1940
-
25.50.1941 Staff Captain, Northern Command
26.05.1941
-
29.07.1941
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), School of Artillery
30.07.1941
-
02.03.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
15.06.1942
-
30.07.1942
Brigade Major, ...
02.09.1942
-
16.11.1942
Brigade Major, ...
(06.1944)


Officer Commanding, HQ Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) (Normandy)
20.11.1953
-
19.11.1956
Commandant (Col.) Mons Officers Cadet School
Colonel, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own), 11.05.1968-11.05.1974.
Cork,
Brian James

B.J. Cork
Son of ... Cork, and ... Wood.
Residence: (1946) Burnham.
23.03.1920
Maidenhead district, Hampshire
-
08.2001
Bath & North East Somerset dictrict, Somerset
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941 [197004]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (demobilized > 04.1946, < 08.1946) (reld 10.12.1952)
T/Capt. 08.02.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. 10.12.1952
Military Cross MC 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44-45
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe 44-45
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 27.11.1979 -
05.07.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
 (1944/45)     3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
Cornell,
Anthony John

A.J. Cornell
?
-
Cadet
? [14401719]
2nd Lt.
20.08.1944 [327496]
WS/Lt.
20.02.1945 (reld 1947?)
20.08.1944


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
?
-
(01.1947?)
attached 5th Indian Infantry Division
Cornwell,
James

J. Cornwell
Son of ... Cornwell, and ... Miles.
Residence: (1945) Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.
30.05.1914 *
Shoreditch district, London / Middlesex
-
2010 ?

* registered as date of birth 03.03.1913 when joining the Army
Sgt. ? [7882474]
Lt. 28.12.1940 [165921]
A/Capt. 05.07.1941-04.10.1941
T/Capt. 05.10.1941-28.07.1943
A/Maj. 29.04.1943-28.07.1943
T/Maj. 29.07.1943-25.01.1946
A/Lt.Col. 20.03.1945-09.04.1945,
28.09.1945-30.10.1945
Capt. 20.06.1949, seniority 29.07.1943
T/Maj. 28.02.1950-04.07.1952
Lt. 14.05.1952, seniority 03.03.1941
Capt. 14.05.1952, seniority 01.07.1946
Maj. 05.07.1952
Lt.Col. 23.10.1959 (retd 01.05.1961; exceeded retiring age)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.03.1945 Italy *
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM 05.07.1940 BEF (France)
* Just before first light 15 Sep Major J. CORNWELL, DSO, DCM, Commanding ‘B’ Squadron, made contact with Officer Commanding WNSR and a plan was made to attack SAN LORENZO via Point 37 (8691). Heavy shelling and machine-gun fire soon pinned the infantry and no further progress was made until Major CORNWELL organised a further attack on the objective. This assault was successful despite the attentions of a TIGER which was engaged and set on fire. For the remainder of the day confused and bitter fighting occurred and great difficulty was experienced in mopping up. By last light the situation was in hand and a number of prisoners had been captured, a goodly bag coming from the church. Major CORNWELL’ S leadership in particularly difficult circumstances was very largely responsible for this success.
      served in the ranks for 9 years, 280 days
(1940)     B Squadron, 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (British Expeditionary Force, France) (DCM)
09.1940 - 28.12.1940 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 19.06.1949]
12.1940 - 10.1945 12th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Gateshead, North Africa, Italy) (DSO)
      Second-in-Command, C Squadron
      Officer Commanding, B Squadron (wounded; spent 6 weeks in Algiers hospital)
26.01.1946 - 19.06.1949 Unemployed List (Release Regulations 1945)
20.06.1949     short service commission, Royal Army Service Corps
06.1949     Officer Commanding, B Driver Training Company, 15 Driver Training Battalion RASC (Blandford)
14.05.1952     permanent commission, Royal Army Service Corps
05.1952     Division Transport Column in Canal Zone, Egypt
ROIII and ROII at RASC Officers School and Army School of Transport, 08.1961-1969.
Cornwell,
John Albert

J.A. Cornwell
Son of ... Cornwell, and ... Bottomley.
29.08.1914
St Giles district, London
-
(03?).1978
Hitchin district, Hertfordshire
Cadet ? [6780809]
2nd Lt. 19.03.1944 [321339]
WS/Lt. 19.03.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 21.07.1946-(04.1947)
19.03.1944     commissioned, The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) [emergency commission]
      served in India
Cornwell *,
Maurice Sydney

M.S. Cornwell
Son of ... Cornwell, and ... Hagenauer.
* also found as: Cornwall
12.03.1923
Medway district, Kent
-
04.2003
Bath and North East Somerset district, Somerset
2nd Lt.
08.05.1943 [276093]
WS/Lt.
08.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946; probably invalided out after his injury)
08.05.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)
-
25.07.1944
13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) (Normandy) [wounded, possibly as being a reconnaissance troop officer; did not rejoin the unit]
Corridon,
Richard Byrne
R.B. Corridon (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Mcpherson)
Son (with one brother) of Edgar Henry Corridon, and Kathleen Naylor, of India.
First cousin of Maj. E.M.A. Corridon, Indian Army.
Married Clara Georgina "Claire" Ventham (14.04.1911 - ), daughter of John Lee and Lavinia Ventham; two daughters, two sons.
28.02.1908
Bangalore, India
-
01.05.1993
Lynwood Nursing Home, Ascot, Bracknell district, Berkshire
2nd Lt. 04.04.1942 [231909]
WS/Lt. 04.07.1942
T/Capt. 04.07.1942-29.03.1946
WS/Capt. 30.03.1946 (reld 14.08.1946)
T/Maj. 30.03.1946-14.08.1946
Hon. Maj. 14.08.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 05.06.1952 HM's birthday 52
Colonial Police Medal for meritious service CPM 07.06.1951 HM's birthday 51
Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Meritorious Service Medal).
Education: Lawrence Military Asylum (father died early, mother mentally ill).
In 1925 junior clerk in the office of the Military Advisor in Chief, Indian State Forces, then in Dec 1925, he took the exam that all new Civil Servants had to take, coming out top of more than 1,800 applicants. In 1928, he started working for the Central Intelligence Bureau.
1939     served in the ranks, Army intelligence
04.04.1942     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
(1945)     Adjutant, Motor Transport Staff, C.A.S. Police Depot, Negapatam
[sent to Kuala Lumpur to help restore law and order with the Malayan Security Service]
Deputy Director & Director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (1952-1955), then Assistant Superintendent, then Superintendent of Police, Special Branch (1957-1963), then Director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (1963-1968), Singapore Police Force. Justice of the Peace (JP), Colony of Singapore, 1950. Moved to Addlestone, Surrey, UK, 1970.
Cory-Wright,
Anthony John Julian
R. Costello  
Son of Sir Geoffrey Cory-Wright, 3rd Bt. (1892-1969), and Felicity Constance Tree (1895-1978).
Married (01.06.1940) Susan Esterel Elwes (23.04.1915 - ), eldest daughter of Robert Hamond Arthur Elwes, JP (1887-1955), and Esterel Edith Philippa Louise Tillard (1893-1925), of Congham Hall, Norfolk; one son, two daughters. Susan Cory-Wright remarried (1949) Lt.Col. Jocelyn Eustace Gurney (1910-1973), Welsh Guards.
29.08.1916
-
26.06.1944
St Mauvais, Normandy, France
(KIA) [age 27]
[Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France, II.G.11]
2nd Lt. 18.08.1937 [72690]
WS/Lt. 13.05.1940
T/Capt. 14.04.1942-26.06.1944
Education: Eton College.
18.08.1937     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery -Territorial Army
? - 26.06.1944 181st Field Regiment RA (killed in action)
Cossins,
Albert

A. Cossins
Married Joan Mary Cossins, MBE, personal assistant to Chief Land Registrars for over 20 years (died 29.01.2007, aged 85); two sons.
14.12.1909
York, Yorkshire
-
(09?).1973
Chippenham district, Wiltshire
SSM
? [S/54067]
WS/Lt.
15.12.1943 [306133]
Lt. (QM)
21.02.1945, seniority 15.12.1943
Lt.
01.10.1946, seniority 15.12.1943
A/Capt.
13.11.1945-12.02.1946
T/Capt.
13.02.1946-14.02.1949
Capt.
15.12.1949
Lt. (QM)
13.07.1950
Capt. (QM)
13.07.1950
Maj. (QM)
05.10.1955 (retd 24.11.1962)



served in the ranks for 8 years, 336 days



served as Warrant Officer Class 2 for 265 days



served as Warrant Officer Class 1 for 2 years 342 days
15.12.1943


commissioned, General List [emergency commission to 30.09.1946]
21.02.1945


transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
01.10.1946
-
12.07.1950
short service commission
13.05.1950
-
24.11.1962
permanent commission
Costello,
Robert
"Bob"
R. Costello  
18.04.1914
Calton district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
Cadet
? [556209]
2nd Lt.  
22.12.1943 [312144]
WS/Lt.
22.06.1944 (reld 17.03.1946)
Hon. Lt.
17.03.1946
Auto engineer.
20.04.1936
 
 
joined Territorial Army
22.12.1943

 

 

commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]



probably served Reconnaissance Corps RAC 
05.04.1944
- 10.1944 "S" Patrol, No 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA ("Popski's Private Army") (skipper of "P" Patrol for a short time, Oct. 1944)
Cotter,
Sir Delaval James Alfred; 6th Baronet (cr. 1763)
D.J.A. Cotter
Son of 5th Bt and Ethel Lucy (died 1956), daughter of Alfred Wheeler.
Succeeded father, 1924.
Married 1st (1943) Roma (marriage dissolved, 1949), widow of Sqdn Ldr K.A.K. MacEwen and only daughter of late Adrian Rome, Dalswinton  Lodge, Salisbury, SR; two daughters.
Married 2nd (1952) Mrs Eveline Mary Paterson (died 1991), widow of Lieut­Col J.F. Paterson,  OBE, and daughter of late E. J. Mardon, ICS (retired).
29.04.1911
-
02.04.2001
Blandford Forum, Dorset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.08.1931 [52615]
Lt.
27.08.1934
Capt.
27.08.1939
A/Maj.
06.12.1940-05.03.1941
T/Maj.
06.03.1941-30.06.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946
T/Lt.Col.
14.03.1951-15.11.1953
Lt.Col.
16.11.1953 (supernumerary 16.11.1956) (retd 17.07.1959)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.12.1944
NW Europe
Education: Malvern College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
27.08.1931


commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) - Royal Armoured Corps
(06.1944)


Officer Commanding, "C" Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
24.10.1946
-
11.11.1946
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (DAA&QMG), HQ 12th Infantry Brigade
12.11.1946
-
15.06.1947
Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master General (DAQMG), 4th Infantry Division
04.09.1947
-
18.08.1948
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (DAA&QMG), HQ Northern Command
Justice of the Peace (JP) Wiltshire, 1962-1963.
Cottle,
Harold Edgar
H.E. Cottle
Son of Percy Cottle, and Clara Theresa Weeks.
Husband of Unice Marjory Cottle, of Keynsham, Somerset.
(06?).1916
Bristol district, Avon / Gloucestershire
-
11.07.1945
(KIA) [age 29]
[Ranchi War Cemetery, India, 4.A.4]
Cadet
? [1600341]
2nd Lt.
18.03.1944 [312402]
WS/Lt.
?
18.03.1944


commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
11.07.1945
attached, 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
Cottrell,
Seymour
S. Cottrell
?
-
Lt. (OME 4th class) 07.04.1942 [230949]
Lt. (EME 4th class) 01.10.1942, seniority 07.04.1942
T/Capt. 07.06.1943-30.04.1944
WS/Capt. 01.05.1944 (reld 11.09.1947)
T/Maj. 01.05.1944-(04.1947)
Hon. Maj. 11.09.1947
07.04.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps[emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Coultas,
John Alan
J.A. Coultas
Son of John Herman Coultas (1891-1961), and Edith Jessie Neve (1899-1962).
Married ((12?).1952, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire) Cynthia Draper; ... children (one son?).
04.01.1925
Hull, Sculcoates district, North Riding of Yorkshire
-
05.07.1972
Holderness district, East Riding of Yorkshire
Cadet ? [1151191]
2nd Lt. 11.12.1943 [302587]
WS/Lt. 11.06.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Capt. / T/Capt. ? ?
Lt. 04.10.1948, seniority 04.01.1948
Hon. Capt. 25.01.1955
Education: Hymers College, Hull; Pocklington Grammar; Edinburgh University.
11.12.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
 1944 - 1946? 211th (Airlanding) Battery, 53rd (Airlanding) (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Light Regiment RA (NW Europe & Palestine)
04.10.1948     Territorial Army
25.01.1955     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Active in the timber trade (Director of H.T. Tennison & Co Ltd).
Counsell,
Denis Cecil
S. Cottrell
Son (with one brother) of Henry Cecil Counsell (1888-1918), and Olive Wilsdon Treliving (1887-1965).
Married ((03?).1950, Romford district, Essex) Mary A. Childs; three daughters.
03.11.1917
Grimsby district, Leicestershire
-
06.1999
Poole district, Dorset
2nd Lt. 28.04.1939 [87564]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
WS/Capt. 21.01.1945
T/Maj. 08.07.1945-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 28.06.1945 Italy [recommendation available upon request]
28.04.1939     commissioned, The Essex Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served in North Africa & Italy (1/4th Battalion The Essex Regiment & HQ 5th Indian Infantry Brigade)
Courtney,
Godfrey Basil
"Gruff"
G.B. Courtney G.B. Courtney
G.B. Courtney
Son of Basil Tosswill Courtney (1873-1933), manufacturer of machine tools, and Frances Elizabeth Rankin.
Brother of Maj. Roger J.A. Courtney, MC, and of Cdr. Anthony T. Courtney, OBE, RN.
Married ((06?).1946, Alverstoke, Gosport district, Hampshire) Susan Eastlake Kempthorne (née Lamplough), widow of Sg.Cdr. H. de B. Kempthorne, RN, and daughter of Dr & Mrs Wharram H. Lamplough.
25.10.1914
-
2nd Lt. 25.10.1935 [58298]
Lt. 25.10.1938
A/Capt. 20.05.1940-19.08.1940
T/Capt. 20.08.1940-25.10.1940,
31.10.1940-08.05.1942,
06.06.1942-24.10.1943
Capt. 25.10.1943
A/Maj. 05.08.1943-04.11.1943
T/Maj. 05.11.1943-15.08.1945
WS/Maj. 16.08.1945
Maj. 25.10.1948 (retd 31.03.1951; receiving a gratuity)
A/Lt.Col. 16.05.1945-15.08.1945
T/Lt.Col. 16.08.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 31.03.1951
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 08.07.1943 SBS action *
Military Cross MC 11.11.1943 SBS actions **
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp.
      from 5th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment - Territorial Army
25.10.1935     commissioned, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
1942 - 1943 No. 2 Special Boat Squadron (North Africa, Western Mediterranean) (10.1942 Operation Majestic Enterprise) (MBE, MC)
1943? - 1945? Commanding Officer, "Z" Special Unit (Borneo operations)
Published: SBS in World War Two (1983); Silent feet : the history of Z Special Operations 1942-1945 (1993).
* October 1942—North Africa. Captain G.B. Courtney was one of three officers of the Special Service Brigade whose duty it was to put Major-General M. W. Clark of the U.S. Army and his mission ashore from the submarine in which they travelled to North Africa for the purpose of interviewing certain French authorities prior to the Allied landing in November 1942. These three officers had also to take General Clark and his party back to the submarine after the negotiations had been completed. General Clark has said of their services:— ‘Without their whole-hearted assistance and skilful use of the fine specialised equipment furnished them, I am sure that we could not have overcome the physical obstacles encountered in getting ashore and re-embarking through a heavy surf. Any consideration that can be given these officers will be well deserved and greatly appreciated by me.’ I consider that Captain Courtney was given a most responsible and difficult duty to perform and that his skill, judgment and steady nerve contributed directly to the successful outcome of this most important preliminary to the main operation. Recommended for OBE, awarded MBE. 4.6.43. (L.G. 08.07.43)
** During recent months Major G.B. Courtney has taken part as an officer of the Special Boat Section of the Special Service Brigade in operations concerned with the escape of General Giraud from the South of France, with the landing of agents in enemy territory and in two operations on the east coast of Sardinia designed principally to mislead the enemy. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew Cunningham, Commander in Chief, Mediterranean, has reported on Major G.B. Courtney’s bravery, devotion to duty and leadership in the above operations and I have no hesitation in recommending him for the Military Cross. He has, over a long period, set a magnificent and consistent example to all under his command. (L.G. 11.11.43)
Courtney,
Ivon Ralph
I.R. Courtney
Married Ruth Courtney (née ...); ons son, one daughter.
04.07.1920
-
25.02.2007
2nd Lt. 09.12.1939 (regimental seniority 04.11.1939) [105896]
Lt. 09.06.1941 (regimental seniority 04.05.1941)
A/Capt. 14.09.1942-13.12.19142
T/Capt. 14.12.1942-07.04.1945
WS/Capt. 08.04.1945
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 08.01.1945-07.04.1945
T/Maj. 08.04.1945-08.10.1946
Maj. 09.12.1952 (regimental seniority 04.11.1952)
T/Lt.Col. 09.03.1964-30.12.1966
local Col. 09.03.1964-27.11.1966
Lt.Col. 31.12.1966
Col. 30.06.1970 (retd 03.07.1975)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.06.1968 ?
Education: Staff College (psc).
      served in the ranks for 99 days
09.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
06.10.1943 - 07.01.1945 Staff Captain, HQ Infantry Brigade (India)
08.01.1945 - 05.11.1945 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG)
... - ... ...
Courtney,
Roger James Allen
"Jumbo"
R.J.A. Courtney R.J.A. Courtney
R.J.A. Courtney 
Son of Basil Tosswill Courtney (1873-1933), manufacturer of machine tools, and Frances Elizabeth Rankin.
Brother of Lt.Col. Godfrey B. Courtney, MBE, MC, and of Cdr. Anthony T. Courtney, OBE, RN.
Married ((06?).1938, London City) Dorris Eileen Butt ((09?).1909-12.10.1983). She re-married ((09?).1949, North Bucknghamshire district) Gerald William Selby-Lowndes (08.06.1905-).
30.07.1902
Fulham, Greater London *
-
15.02.1949
Hargeisha, British Somaliland

* place of birth also indicated as: Ben Rhydding, Yorkshire
T/2nd Lt. 16.04.1921-05.07.1921 [2239]
2nd Lt. TA 21.01.1921 (reld 30.05.1923; retaining rank of 2nd Lt.)
Cpl. ? [105460]
2nd Lt. 29.11.1939 [2239]
WS/Capt. 26.11.1941 (reld 01.10.1948)
T/Maj. 02.04.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. 01.10.1948
Military Cross MC 21.10.1941 Rhodes reconnaissance (Middle East) *
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 07.11.1947 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 07.07.1950 1st clasp

* Captain Courtney carried out a daring recce in enemy territory on night 2nd—3rd April 1941. He swam ashore from a submarine and carefully recced about half a mile of enemy defences and strong points. He experienced difficulty in returning to the submarine and exposed himself voluntarily to considerable danger and physical hardship for a period of four hours. (L.G. 21.10.41)

Education: Edinburgh House, Lee-on-Solent; Berkhamsted School.
Professional big game hunter and gold prospector, East Africa. Sergeant, Palestine Police in civilian life.
? - 20.09.1922 7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment - Territorial Army
20.09.1922 - 30.05.1923 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
20.03.1939 - 29.11.1939 served in the ranks
29.11.1939     commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
1940 - 1941 No. 8 Commando
1941 - 1945? Special Boat Squadron (SBS)
      British Military Administration in Somaliland
Published: Claws of Africa : experiences of a professional big-game hunter (1934); Africa Calling : the true account of the author’s strange workaday experiences in Kenya, Uganda, and the Belgian Congo (1935); Palestine policeman : a account of eighteen dramatic months in the Palestine Force during the great Jew-Arab troubles (1939); African escapade (1939); A Greenhorn in Africa (1940); Footloose in the Congo. [Autobiographical reminiscences.] (1948); African Argosy [An account of a journey from Victoria Nyanza to Alexandria] (1953).
Courtney,
Samuel George
S.G. Courtney
Married Helen Constance ... (20.04.1922 - 19.08.2006)
19.04.1917
-
01.09.1967
[Comber New Cemetery, Northern Ireland]
2nd Lt. 16.04.1942 [232889]
WS/Lt. 16.10.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Capt. 23.08.1945-(08.1946)
WS/Capt. 1946?
Capt. 01.05.1947, seniority 11.06.1946
A/Maj. 01.05.1947
Maj. 19.04.1951, seniority 01.05.1947
Lt.Col. 03.12.1960 (Unattached List 03.12.1964)
Bt. Col. 03.12.1964
Col. 01.07.1965, seniority 01.06.1965
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.06.1963 HM's birthday 63 [recommendation available upon request]
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 04.06.1954 -
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 19.01.1960 1st clasp
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 15.07.1966 2nd clasp
16.04.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
01.05.1947     Territorial Army
01.04.1967     Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve (Class III)
Cowan-Douglas *,
John Robert
J.R. Cowan-Douglas

Son of Robert William Cowan.
Married ((03?).1922, Wigton district, Cumbria) Rita Chance.

* his father changed last name by deed poll of 12.02.1917 from Cowan to Cowan-Douglas

29.05.1893
Scotland
-
1970
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.09.1913 [3735]
Lt.
?
Capt.
?
Maj.
15.10.1932 (retd 18.05.1934)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1919

HM's birthday 19: for distinguished service in connection with Military Operations in France and Flanders

Military Cross MC
14.01.1916
for distinguished service in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
1915?
battles of Neuve Chapelle (03.15) & Ypres / Richebourg-l'Avoue (05.15)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst
03.09.1913


commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry
WW I


fought in many engagements on the front line, was wounded, taught in the Grenade School in Troon & Edinburgh
30.01.1920


restored to the establishment
14.05.1920


General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
08.09.1923
-
08.02.1927
Adjutant, 6th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
24.06.1927


restored to the establishment
18.05.1934
-
28.08.1945
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized
(04.1944)
 
 
serving Home Guard
Cowen,
Francis Bolam
F.B. Cowen
Married ((06?).1923, Ulverston district, Cumbria / Lancashire) Mabel H. Potts.
(12?).1894
Berwick district, Co. Durham / Northumberland
-
(03?).1965
2nd Lt.
27.05.1914 [21519]
T/Capt.
11.04.1921
Maj.
25.11.1925
RAFVR:
 
Sq.Ldr.
19.05.1943 (reld 04.05.1948; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
RAuxAF:
 
F/O
04.05.1948, seniority 09.03.1948 [149992]
F/Lt.
04.05.1954 (reld 04.05.1960)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
13.06.1957
HM's birthday 57
Military Cross MC
01.01.1919
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD
01.11.1929
-
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD
31.03.1953
(1st clasp?)
Air Efficiency Award AED
?
?
Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (France) CdeG
?
?
27.05.1914

commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Territorial Army (7th Battalion)
(1918)
 
 
attached 6th Battalion Machine Gun Corps
16.07.1934
-
01.05.1939  
transferred,Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
01.05.1939


transferred, Territorial Army (7th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)
(1940)


Second-in-Command, 9th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (France)
19.05.1943


commissioned, Royal Air Force Regiment - RAFVR [emergency commission]
04.05.1948


commissioned, Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment
11.03.1957
 
 
transferred, General List, RAuxAF
17.06.1959
-
04.05.1960
transferred to reserve
Clockmaker & Vice-President of British Horological Institute.
Cowie,
D
D. Cowie (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Lt. QM 09.03.1942
09.03.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Cowling,
Robert Leonard Thomas
R.L.T. Cowling

Son of ... Cowling, and ... Hughes.
Married ((03?).1940, Shrewsbury district, Shropshire) Charlotte R. Gardiner; ... children (one son?).
07.1918
Bangor district, Anglesey / Caernarvonshire / Gwynedd
-
2008
Cadet
? [98384]
2nd Lt.
14.10.1944 [331380]
WS/Lt.
25.03.1945
T/Capt.
11.06.1946-(04.1947) (reld > 04.1947)



served in the ranks, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (aboard the troopship "Lancastria" when it was sunk on 17.06.1940)
14.10.1944


commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
Cox,
Denis Harry
D.H. Cox
Son of ... Cox, and ... Elliott.
Residence (1944): Twickenham.
03.03.1920
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
06.1999
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.10.1941 [210789]
WS/Lt.
14.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
15.07.1943-(04.1944),
07.05.1945-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.08.1944
Italy
11.10.1941


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]
(1944)
 
 
1st Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment
28.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
Staff Captain, Directorate of Organization, Department of the Adjutant-General to the Forces, War Office
Cox,
Eric Hulbert
D.H. Cox
12.11.1909
Rangoon, Burma
-
(12?).1983
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.08.1929 [44041]
...
...
T/Lt.Col.
28.05.1945-26.02.1946
..
...
Col.
22.03.1956 (retd 15.11.1961)
Military Cross MC
20.09.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
11.11.1943
?
Education: psc
29.08.1929


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
10.07.1939
-
04.06.1940
Instructor, ...
05.06.1940
-
18.06.1942
Instructor, 6th Anti-Aircraft Division
14.12.1942
-
30.07.1943
Brigade Major, ...
31.07.1943
-
12.05.1944
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Staff Duties), Allied Force HQ
1944?
-
1945?
24th Field Regiment RA (Italy)
Cox,
Frank
F. Cox
?
-
Sgt.
?
2nd Lt.
12.12.1942
WS/Lt.
12.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946



served in the ranks, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
(1940)


served in Norway
12.12.1942





commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
Cox,
John Roberts
"Jack"
J.R. Cox
Son of ... Cox, and ... Roberts.
15.01.1915
Barton Upon Irwell district, Lancashire
-
(06?).1981
Aberconwy district
2nd Lt.
28.02.1942 [226941]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt. ?
?
28.02.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(1944)
-
(1945)
served as a cartographer with 4th Field Survey [Depot?/Section?] RE (NW Europe)
Editor/contributor, "Boy's Own Paper", 1950s.
Cox,
Peter Norman
P.N. Cox
Son of ... Cox, and ... Rogers.
06.04.1921
Wirral district, Cheshire
-
12.2003
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.03.1941 [179769]
WS/Lt.
15.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
07.12.1943-(04.1946)
?
-
21.03.1941
162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.03.1941


commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.07.1944
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, Support Company, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment ( NW Europe)
Cox,
Robert Charles
R.C. Cox

?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156519]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942
T/Capt.
26.10.1943-(04.1946)
?
-
01.11.1940
either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940


commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Coxen,
Harold Brian
"Vic"
H.B. Coxen
 

21.10.1911
Bude district, Cornwall
-
07.2000
Plymouth district, Devon
2nd Lt.
24.11.1937
Lt.
01.11.1947, seniority 01.08.1938
A/Capt. 
15.07.1940-14.10.1940
T/Capt.
15.10.1940-09.12.1940,
09.01.1941-04.05.1942,
24.07.1942-11.03.1943
WS/Capt.
12.03.1943
Capt.
01.11.1947, seniority 21.10.1942
A/Maj.
21.11.1942-18.01.1943,
05.02.1943-11.03.1943
T/Maj.
12.03.1943-20.12.1943
Maj. (SSC)
02.09.1946, seniority 21.12.1943
Maj.
01.11.1947, seniority 21.10.1947
A/Lt.Col.
21.09.1943-20.12.1943
T/Lt.Col.
21.12.1943-19.06.1945,
23.11.1946-02.03.1948,
15.01.1949-24.12.1954
WS/Lt.Col.
20.06.1945
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1952
Lt.Col.
25.12.1954
A/Col.
20.12.1944-19.06.1945
T/Col.
20.06.1945-15.01.1946,
11.07.1955-03.09.1957
Col.
04.09.1957 (retd 09.01.1961)
T/Brig.
?
Hon. Brig.
09.01.1961
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.06.1943
North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
Military Cross MC
23.09.1943
North Africa (Algeria, Tunesia)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
?
24.11.1937


commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (4th/5th Battalion) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
-
15.01.1946
mobilized TA
1939
-
1940
served France
1941
-
1943
seconded, 1st Parachute Battalion, Army Air Corps
21.09.1943
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 4th Parachute Battalion (Italy, Greece)
02.09.1946


short service commission
01.11.1947


permanent commission



Commanding Officer, 4th/6th Parachute Battalion (Palestine)
15.01.1949
-
04.04.1949
Instructor, HQ British Military Mission Greece
04.04.1949
-
10.07.1950
Chief Instructor
15.09.1950
-
19.12.1951
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), School of Land Air Warfare
11.07.1955
-
(02.1957)
Commander, Airborne Forces Depot

Craft,
John Reginald de Billinghurst
J.R. de B. Craft (Photo courtesy of Mr Kevin Craft) J.R. de B. Craft (Photo courtesy of Mr Kevin Craft)
Son of ... Craft, and ... Bradshaw.
Married (27.11.1943, Kensington district, London) Margaret Jean French; two sons, one daughter.
11.04.1916
Hereford, Herefordshire
-
23.12.1981
Perth, Australia
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 10.01.1941 [163967]
WS/Lt. 10.07.1942
WS/Capt. ? (reld 22.04.1953)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 22.04.1953
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -

 

10.01.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
16.06.1943     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
27.12.1944     transferred, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
      seconded at some point to the Royal West African Frontier Force
After the war he worked for Hutchinson, Poole & Craft Insurances in London. Somewhere between 1950 & 1954 he moved with his family to Lusaka in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). In 1964 the family moved to Bulawayo in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). In 1981 migrated to Perth, Australia.

 
Craig,
Walter James Fairlie
E.J. Crawley
07.05.1892
Dundee, Angus
-
?
Lt.
08.09.1914 [8612]
Capt.
24.01.1917
Lt.
01.04.1919, seniority 24.07.1916
T/Capt.
01.04.1919-23.01.1920
Capt.
24.01.1920
Maj.
24.07.1928
A/Lt.Col.
01.09.1939-30.11.1939
T/Lt.Col.
01.12.1939-30.04.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
16.11.1942
Lt.Col.
08.03.1943
A/Col.
16.05.1942-15.11.1942
T/Col.
16.11.1942-20.04.1947
Col.
21.04.1947, seniority 08.03.1946 (retd 07.08.1948)
A/Brig.
16.08.1946-14.10.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
21.12.1944
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
10.07.1919
?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
?
?
Victory Medal VM
?
?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
?
?
Africa Star Afr St
?
?
Italy Satr It St
?
?
Defence Medal Def M
?
?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
?
?
Education: MB, ChB (Edinburgh 1916)
08.09.1914
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Special Reserve of Officers
24.07.1916

31.03.1919 
mobilized
09.08.1916
-
09.09.1917
served at Salonika
11.09.1917
-
23.05.1918
served Egyptian Expeditionary Force
01.06.1918
-
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium
01.04.1919
 
 
permanent commission
1919
-
1923
served in India (North West Frontier 1919-1921)
1924
-
1927
British Army of the Rhine (qualified as interpreter 2nd class in German 06.1928)
1928
-
1931
served in Japan (course of study in Japanese language; qualified as interpreter 2nd class in Japanese 10.1931)
1932
-
1936
served in Malaya
01.08.1936
-
31.08.1939
Deputy Assistant Director-General, Army Medical Services, War Office
01.09.1939
-
23.07.1941
Assistant Director-General, Army Medical Services, War Office (AMD 2) [also Member, Army Hygiene Advisory Committee]
1941
-
1942
Commanding Officer, Military Hospital, Stoke, Devonport
1942
-
1945
Commanding Officer, No. 92 General Hospital (Middle East/Central Mediterranean)
1945
-
1946
Assistant Director of Medical Services, HQ 61 Area
08.1946
-
10.1946
Deputy Director of Medical Services, HQ 30 Corps District (British Army of the Rhine)
1946
-
1947
Assistant Director of Medical Services, HQ Guards Division (British Army of the Rhine)
1947
-
1948
Commanding Officer, No. 84 (Berlin) British Military Hospital (British Army of the Rhine)
07.08.1949
-
07.05.1952
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Cran,
William Broadbent Gordon
W.B.G. Cran
Son of Henry Gordon Cran (1889-1971), and Dorothy Broadbent (1895-1949), of Denby Dale, Yorkshire.
Married (06.02.1945, Kings Chapel of the Savoy, Westminster district, London) Diana Rosemary Mallinson ((03?).1921 - 03.12.2008), daughter of Mr & Mrs Dyson Mallinson, of Bournemouth; one son, one daughter. Diana Cran remarried (1984) Maj. John Barry William Holderness, RA.
14.03.1919
Saddleworth district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
25.05.1972
Lower Dunsford, Claro district, West Riding of Yorkshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.04.1941 [179943]
WS/Lt. 29.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 27.02.1943-(04.1944)
? - 01.04.1941 either 122nd or 123rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.04.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
23.04.1942     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (MM Branch)
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
(1943/44)     served in Burma
Crawford,
James Eric
J.E. Crawford
?
-

2nd Lt.
10.08.1940 [143818]
WS/Lt.
10.02.1942
T/Capt.
15.03.1943-(04.1946)
Capt.
16.07.1948
10.08.1940
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
16.07.1948
-
22.09.1951 
Territorial Army
22.09.1951
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Crawford,
Robert Edward Fouracres
R.E.F. Crawford
Son (with one brother) of Robert G.R. Crawford, and Gladys M. Fouracres.
07.04.1918
Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
11.1984
Surrey North-Western district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 14.01.1940 [113622]
Lt. 14.07.1941 (reld 1946)
Hon. Lt. 1946
? - 14.01.1940 164th Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.01.1940     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
1940 - 04.1940 8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Norway expedition; captured)
04.1940 - 1945 POW (No. 224) in German captivity (Oflag 09A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda)
Crawhall,
William Norman Cruddas
W.N.C. Crawhall
Son of Thomas Emerson Crawhall.
11.09.1900
Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
died mid-1950s ??
2nd Lt.
17.12.1919 [18779]
Lt.
17.12.1921
Capt.
13.11.1930 (retd 07.10.1932; receiving a gratuity)
T/Maj.
28.02.1940-(04.1941)
Bt. Maj.
04.09.1943
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst
17.12.1919


commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
09.08.1928
-
09.08.1932
Adjutant, Hythe Wing, Small Arms School
1932?
-
12.07.1952
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
26.06.1939
-
(04.1941)
Adjutant, 9th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Crawley,
Edward James
E.J. Crawley
?
-
2nd Lt.
19.10.1938 [77394]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
06.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.
?
Hon. Lt.
29.07.1958
19.10.1938


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
(01.1939)


13th Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade (Sheffield) [unit in course of formation, provisional title]
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
?
-
29.07.1958
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Crawley,
Eric James
E.J. Crawley
29.10.1917
-
02.2004
Salisbury, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
28.12.1940 [165542]
WS/Lt.
28.06.1942
T/Capt.
31.10.1942
Capt.
10.10.1951
Hon. Maj.
10.10.1951
28.12.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) [emergency commission till 10.10.1951]
10.10.1951


transferred, RASC - Regular Army Reserve of Officers (RARO)
22.10.1952


transferred, EFI (Expeditionary Force Institute) Section, RASC - RARO
15.07.1965


transferred from Royal Army Service Corps to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps - RARO
Crawley,
John Ambrose
J.A. Crawley
Son (with two sisters) of Lt.Col. Richard Parry Crawley, DSO, MVO, MBE (1876-1933), and Alice Vida Mary Cochrane (1871-1963).
Married ((03?).1942, Chelsea district, London) Anne Mary "Nan" Clarence Smith ((03?).1919 - 12.10.2008), daughter of Alton Ewart Clarence Smith (1887-1936), and Hilda Burnet Salvesen (1895-1985); two daughters, three sons.
12.09.1909
Amersham district, Buckinghamshire
-
21.03.1980
Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire (formelry of London SE9)
2nd Lt. 29.08.1929
Lt. 29.08.1932
Capt. 01.08.1938
A/Maj. 10.06.1942-09.09.1942
T/Maj. 10.09.1942-(04.1946)
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 19.11.1946)
A/Lt.Col. 23.02.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 19.11.1946
Education: (01.1938)-(01.1939) 56th Advanced Class, Military College of Science (pac).
29.08.1929     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
(03.1931)     1st Light Brigade RA (Ewshott)
(06.1933)     2nd Heavy Brigade RA
(09.1935) - (10.1935) 3rd Light Brigade RA (Norwich)
(01.1937)     28th Field Brigade RA (Lahore)
01.01.1940 - (04.1941) an Assistant Inspector, Engineering Branch, Armaments Inspection Department, Inspection and Experimental Staff, Ministry of Supply
Crawley,
John Cecil
J.C. Crawley
Married ((09?).1933, St Marylebone district, London) Constance Mary Griffiths (07.04.1901 - 04.1998); two daughters.

29.06.1909
St Pancras district, London
-

22.02.2006
London
2nd Lt. 20.04.1940 [129508]
WS/Lt. 02.10.1940
T/Capt. 05.10.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 20.02.1945 (reld 11.1945)
T/Maj. 20.02.1945-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. 11.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 01.01.1972 New Year 72
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.12.1945 Italy *
? - 20.04.1940 either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, 168th, or 170th
Officer Cadet Training Unit
20.04.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
05.07.1944     transferred, Intelligence Corps
12.1944 - (06.1945) General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2(I)), HQ 5 Corps (Italy) (MBE)
Journalist. Staff, BBC 1945-75 (Foreign Correspondent, New York 1959-63, Foreign News Editor 1963-67, Editor of News and Current Affairs 1967-71, Chief Assistant to the Director-General 1971-75). Chairman of trustees, Visnews 1976-86.
* Recommendation for the appointment to be Member of the Order of the British Empire (periodic) of T/Maj. J.C. Crawley: Major Crawley has been General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (Intelligence) (GSOII(I)) at Headquarters 5 Corps since December 1944. Both in the planning stage for the final battles in Italy and during the fighting he consistently provided up to date and correct information and, based upon that, accurately appreciated the enemy's stength, capabilities and courses of action. His task was made all the more difficult by the very wide front allotted to the Corps from San Severo to the Adriatic and by the speed at which the battle went. But though he worked long hours by day and night for more than eight weeks in succession, he retained throughout his own accuracy and insight, and by his coolness and enhtusiasm for his work he led the combined efforts of his staff so that they together made a real contribution to the final success of the battle. Since the arrival of 5 Corps in Austria Major Crawley has been responsible for the organisation and co-ordination of the Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence systems of the Corps in their new functions. In this he has been markedly successful and his efforts have achieved some important results which have materially assisted the Military Government of Austria.
[Recommended 13.06.1945 by Lt.Gen. C.F. Keightley, Commander 5 Corps.]
Creedon,
Harold Ernest
"Cracker"
H.E. Creedon
10.07.1904
-
(03?).1974
Surrey North Western district
2nd Lt.
29.01.1925 [33661]
Lt.
29.01.1927
local Capt.
30.08.1935-01.10.1935
Capt.
02.10.1935
A/Maj.
20.11.1939-19.02.1940
T/Maj.
20.02.1940-28.01.1942
Maj.
29.01.1942
A/Lt.Col.
29.10.1941-28.01.1942
T/Lt.Col.
29.01.1942-05.02.1942,
03.06.1942-30.06.1942,
12.06.1944-02.03.1946
Lt.Col.
03.03.1946 (supernumerary 03.03.1949)
Col.
22.06.1949
T/Brig.
?
Brig.
15.01.1954, seniority 01.01.1953 (supernumerary 22.06.1955) (retd 30.08.1955; disability)

Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp

Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst
29.01.1925


commissioned, King's Own Regiment
30.08.1935
-
23.03.1939
Adjutant Federated Malay States Volunteer Force (employed under Colonial Office)
?
-
?
?
(1948)
 
 
Brigade Commander, Eritrea District
Creswell,
Jack Norman
J.N. Creswell
Son of late Sydney T. Creswell, and Dora Creswell, of 35 Birchwood Avenue, Muswell Hill.
Married (1938) Jean (Lilian Jane) Maxwell; two sons.
Residence: (1950) Wingate, Reading Road, Wokingham, Berskhire.
20.04.1913
-
06.1999
Lewes, Sussex
2nd Lt. 20.03.1943 [267981]
WS/Lt. 20.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 06.06.1945
Education: Highgate School, London (09.1925-12.1930).
Joined Lloyd's Bank.
20.03.1943     commissioned, The Life Guards [emergency commission]
1942 - 1946 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment (Guards Armoured Division) (NW Europe)
[1945-1946 Captain & Adjutant]
Member of Lloyd's, 1946: Member Committee, 1969-1972, 1974; Member Committee Lloyd's Underwriters Non­Marine Association, 1968-1974, Chairman 1973. Deputy Chairman of Lloyd's, 1972, 1974.
Creswell,
John Hector
J.H. Creswell
Married Laurette Maxwell 'Lolo' Creswell (died 13.02.2007, aged 87).
17.08.1918
-
02.2004
Colchester, Essex
2nd Lt.
25.08.1938
...
...
T/Capt.
04.01.1941-02.10.1941,
08.08.1942-30.06.1946
...
...
Lt.Col.
01.06.1960 (Emp. List 1) (retd 18.10.1962)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
25.08.1938


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
...
-
...
...
Cripps,
Bertram Upton Sinclair
B.U.S. Cripps

Son ot the late Percy Roland Cripps.
Married ((12?).1921, Rathdown district, Ireland) Elizabeth Olive, daughter of Charles Dickinson, of Dublin.
Residence: (1947) Chagford, Devon.
15.06.1896
Winford Manor, Somerset
-
(12?).1982
Okehampton district, Devon
2nd Lt.
11.11.1914 [8848]
Lt.
10.05.1915
Capt.
01.01.1917
local Maj.
21.01.1935-03.04.1935
Maj.
04.04.1935
local Lt.Col.
21.01.1939-17.06.1940
A/Lt.Col.
20.07.1940-19.10.1940
T/Lt.Col.
20.10.1940-09.08.1941
WS/Lt.Col.
10.08.1941
Lt.Col.
26.06.1942
A/Col.
10.02.1941-09.08.1941
T/Col.
10.08.1941-22.07.1944
Col.
23.07.1944 (retd 14.10.1947)
A/Brig.
10.02.1941-09.08.1941
T/Brig.
10.08.1941-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
14.10.1947
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Military Cross MC
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp; US Medal of Freedom
Education: Clifton College; Staff College (psc)
11.11.1914


commissioned, Welch Regiment
02.02.1915
-
17.07.1916
served in France & Belgium
04.08.1917
-
15.08.1918
served in France & Belgium (wounded)
23.06.1917
-
31.03.1918
Royal Flying Corps
01.04.1918
-
30.01.1921
employed under the air Ministry
21.01.1935
-
05.01.1937
Company Commander (General Staff OFficer, Class CC) Royal Military College, Sandhurst
06.01.1937
-
20.01.1939
Brigade Major (Palestine and Trans-Jordan & Aldershot Command)
21.01.1939
-
17.06.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GS)2), Staff College
18.06.1940
-
15.07.1940
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)
10.02.1941
-
02.03.1942
Brigadier General Staff (Home Forces)
03.03.1942
-
07.10.1943
Commander, 8th Infantry Brigade (UK)
07.10.1943
-
14.12.1943
Commander, 198th Infantry Brigade (UK)
(1944)


Area Commander, Napels (Italy)
Cripps,
Herbert Edwin
H.E. Cripps
Married; children.
1911 ?
-
24.12.2006
[age 95]
[North East Surrey Crematorium, Morden]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
24.07.1943 [288803]
WS/Lt.
24.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
24.07.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Crisp,
Charles
C. Crisp
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.12.1942 [257329]
WS/Lt.
20.06.1943
Lt. & Paymr.
20.06.1944
Capt. & Paymr.
01.01.1949 (reld 01.01.1952)
20.12.1942


commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [emergency commission]
 
 
 
joined Northern Command (York); Assistant Adjunct and Militrary training Officer responsible for training senior officers after attending the training course on the Isle of Man (certificate for good service)
01.01.1949
-
01.01.1952
short service commission
Crocker,
Sir John Tredinnick
J.T. Crocker
J.T. Crocker
J.T. Crocker

03.01.1896
Lewisham, Greater London, Kent
-
09.03.1963
2nd Lt.
16.12.1920, seniority 26.06.1919 [10435]
...
...
Lt.Gen.
15.10.1945, seniority 03.09.1944
Gen.
06.03.1947, seniority 02.10.1946 (retd 29.09.1953)

GCB, 1948 (KCB, 1947; CB 05.08.1943); KBE, 28.09.1944 (CBE 27.09.1940); DSO 1918; MC
MID 09.08.1945, 08.11.1945

16.12.1920


commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment
...
-
...
....
01.02.1938
-
20.04.1940
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Southern Command (UK)
20.04.1940
-
17.09.1940
Commander, 3rd Armoured Brigade (France)
18.09.1940
-
14.10.1941
General Officer Commanding, 6th Armoured Division
15.10.1941
-
15.03.1942
General Officer Commanding, 2nd Armoured Group (Middle East)
16.03.1942
-
11.09.1942
General Officer Commanding, XI Corps District (Home Forces)
12.09.1942
-
29.05.1943
General Officer Commanding, IX Corps (Tunisia; wounded)
30.07.1943
-
(05?).1945
General Officer Commanding, I Corps (NW Europe)
13.06.1945
-
1947
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command (UK)
...
-
...
....
Crockford,
Kenneth Harold
"Ken"
K.H. Crockford
Home town (1946): Ascot.
16.07.1923
-
2nd Lt.
31.12.1943 [304130]
WS/Lt.
01.07.1944
A/Capt.
30.08.1945-29.11.1945
T/Capt.
30.11.1945-15.07.1950
Lt.
06.11.1948, seniority 16.01.1946
Capt.
16.07.1950
Maj.
16.07.1957 (retd 29.03.1969)
Military Cross MC
24.01.1946
NW Europe
Chevalier of the Order of Leopold II with Palm & Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium; 25.09.1947)



served in the ranks for 1 year, 168 days
31.12.1943


commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry [emergency commission to 05.11.1948]
06.11.1948
-
15.07.1965
Royal Army Service Corps
15.07.1965
-
29.03.1969
Royal Corps of Transport
Crook,
Anthony
"Tony"

A. Crook
Son of Dr Arthur Crook. Married 1st (1939) Roberta Brabazon (née Dyson) (marriage dissolved). Married 2nd (1947) Daphne Batten; two daughters. From Eastbourne.

21.12.1913
Eastbourne, Sussex
-
24.04.2005
Lt.
01.11.1938, seniority 15.04.1938 [78704]
Capt.
01.11.1939, seniority 15.04.1939
A/Maj.
18.10.1945-18.01.1946
T/Maj.
19.01.1946-30.06.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
11.03.1946-29.06.1947
T/Lt.Col.
10.03.1953-28.11.1953
Lt.Col.
29.11.1953
T/Col.
20.01.1961-15.08.1961
Col.
16.08.1961
Brig.
25.07.1969 (retd 21.12.1973)
Military Cross MC
21.02.1946
services in the field France 40
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1945
?
1939-1945 Star; France & Germany Star; War Medal; GSM & clasp Malaya
Education: Mill Hill School; qualifed at Guy's Hospital; MRCS, LRCP (London, 1938), psc (1950)
01.11.1938


commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [short service commission to 31.10.1943]
1939
-
1940
Regimental Medial Officer, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (BEF, France)
1940
-
1945
prisoner of war, Germany (British Hospital, Boulogne; Oflag 1XAH at Spangenberg, near Kassel; escape attempt from a hospital at Schleiz; Stalag IX C at Bad Sulza, near
Leipzig; number of transfers; ran the PoW camp hospital at Willenberg, near Marienburg, south of Danzig)
01.11.1943


permanent commission
1945
-
1948
India (Delhi, Poona &tc)
1946
-
1947
CO Military Hospital Mhow
1948
-
1949
Far East Land Forces (Malaya)
15.10.1948
-
17.02.1949
DADMS, Malaya District
01.06.1949
-
18.01.1950
Instructor, Field Training School
10.03.1953
-
28.01.1956
SMO, HQ British Supporting Unit SHAPE (France)
1956
-
1958
SMO, Sierra Leone & CO BMH Freetown
1959
-
1964
British Army of the Rhine:
1959
-
1961
CO 7th Field Ambulance
20.01.1961
-
10.06.1964
ADMS, 2nd Division HQ
1964
-
1966
CO Military Hospital Catterick



CO Military Hospital Tidworth



ADMS, HQ Southwestern District



Commandant, RAMC Training Centre



DDMS HQ Northern Command (York)
?
-
1973
ADMS HQ North East District
Settled in Dorset and spent many happy years as Resident Medical Officer of the Royal Armoured Corps Junior Leaders Regiment at Bovington. Honorary Colonel, RAMC (TA).
Published: Barbed-wire doctor (1996).
Crook,
Arthur Ainslie
P.E. Crook (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Crook) P.E. Crook (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Crook)
P.E. Crook (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Crook) P.E. Crook (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Crook)
Son of Maj. Arthur Crook.
Married (22.05.1934) Leslie Ioné Cazalet (15.10.1906-30.11.2004); one daughter, one son (W/Cdr. Brian Crook, RAF).
Home town: Borden, Hampshire (1945).
02.10.1899
Sandhurst, Berkshire
-
01.02.1981
[buried Windsor Castle Chapel (St George's)]
2nd Lt.
20.09.1918 [18723]
Lt.
20.03.1920
T/Capt.
16.03.1929-15.01.1932
Capt.
16.01.1932
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
01.05.1942-31.07.1942
T/Lt.Col.
01.08.1942-14.07.1943,
13.01.1944-05.01.1945
Lt.Col.
06.01.1945
A/Col.
06.08.1944-(01.1946)
Col.
01.07.1948, seniority 06.01.1948
A/Brig.
06.08.1944-(01.1946)
T/Brig.
?
Brig.
01.07.1952 (retd 28.01.1953)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 22.03.1945 Burma *
Mention in Despatches MID 23.09.1943 North Africa
Mention in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 Burma
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - (& clasp ?)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal 1977 Jub M 77 - -
Greek War Cross 2nd class GrkWC2 - -
Greek War Cross 1st class GrkWC1 - -
Education: Eastbourne College, Sussex (1913-1917); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1917-1918)
20.09.1918
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
10.1918
-
11.11.1918
served France & Belgium
1919
-
1921
British Army of the Rhine (Cologne, Germany)
1922
-
1924
served in Northern Ireland
1924
-
1926
Aldershot. Captain of Army at Rugby, Captain of London Scottish Rugby
11.11.1926
-
01.06.1932
employed with King's African Rifles (Kenya & Tanganyika)
31.12.1930
 
 
transferred, Northamptonshire Regiment
1934
-
1935
served at Jalundah, NW India
1936
-
1937
served at Ballykinlar, Northern Ireland
05.05.1939
-
02.04.1942
specially employed at Singapore (escaped Japanese)
11.1942
-
05.1943
Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment (Tunisia)
06.08.1944
-
31.01.1945
Commandier, 6th (West Africa) Infantry Brigade (Burma (Arakan))
31.01.1945
-
02.03.1945
acting General Officer Commanding, 81st (West Africa) Division (Burma)
20.03.1945
-
(09.1945)
Commandier, 6th (West Africa) Infantry Brigade (India)
1946
-
1948
military adviser to "A" Corps of the Greek Army fighting off communists Mountains of Northern Greece (awarded two Greek Military Crosses)
1949
-
1951
Commander, British Army, Cyprus District, Middle East Land Forces
1952
-
1953
Military Attaché, Thailand
28.01.1953
-
02.10.1957
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Military Knight of Windsor, 11.10.1963.
* Recommendation for the award of the Distinguished Service Order to Brig. A.A. Crook: "During the operations from 10th to 22nd December 1944 to cross the Kaladan River and then eject the enemy from the strong Thayettabin-Kayauktaw defence position this officer showed outstanding determination, energy and leadership. Speed was essential to forestall an opposed crossing. Brigadier Crook reached Orama village, where the crossing was to be effected, with his troops on 4th December 1944. That afternoon a strong party of the enemy probed his starting base and occupied a position covering the beach. Such an event would have daunted many commanders and caused hesitation and delay. Realizing however the vital necessity of crossing quickly, Brigadier Crook counter-attacked and threw back the enemy elements. Next he decided to cross by night. He was down on the beaches himself all through the night and successfully saw the first flights over. These flights effected a landing and found the enemy at dawn a few hundred yards inland, thus proving that any lack of speed or hesitancy would have been fatal and resulted in many casualties. Brigadier Crook next led his Brigade over the very difficult and trackless hills known as the Sendaung-Yo and down the Yo-Chaung valley east of these hills. As his Brigade began to advance enemy opposition started immediately. At all times up near the leading troops, Brigadier Crook so stimulated and encouraged the impetus of the advance that, though the enemy occupied no fewer than six successive positions in seven miles, the enemy was able to make a firm stand nowhere, nor delay the advance to any appreciable extent. The final phase of this very rapid advance necessitated passing through exceptionally difficult country to seize Point 887. Again hesitation or delay would have been fatal. Brigadier Crook's bold advance secured the area with a few hours to spare. The Japanese arrived in force the next morning and sustained substantial casualties throughout these operations. Brigadier Crook showed and inspired the finest qualities of determination, energy and leadership.  These operations would certainly have gone more slowly and proved much more costly in casualties had it not been for this officer."
Crook,
Paul
Edwin
P.E. Crook
Son of ... Crook, and ... Beaumont.
Married Betty ... (died 14.07.2008); one son, one daughter.
19.04.1915
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
10.2004
Teignbridge district, Devon
2nd Lt.
17.10.1936, seniority 31.01.1935 [68434]
...
...
Brig.
30.09.1963 (retd 05.01.1971)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
?
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.06.1957
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
05.12.1946
?
Bronze Star Medal (USA) BSM
17.10.1946
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.08.1946
?
Mention in Despatches MID
21.10.1952
?
Education: MA, psc
17.10.1936
 
 
commissioned, Royal West Kent Regiment
14.09.1940
-
10.10.1941
GSO3 (o.) West Africa
11.10.1941
-
17.02.1942
GSO2 (o.)
14.07.1942
-
14.09.1944
Brigade Major, Training Brigade
08.04.1945
-
28.05.1945
GSO2, ... Division
...
-
...
...
Crook,
William Tom
W.T. Crook (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
1990 ?
Surrey ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.07.1943 [285627]
WS/Lt. 15.01.1944 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 14.12.1944-(04.1946)
15.07.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
22.01.1944     transferred, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
Crookenden,
George Wayet Derek
G.W.D. Crookenden
Only son of Lt-Col John Crookenden, who commanded the Buffs, and Iris Margherita Gay. Married (1948) Elizabeth Mary Angela Bourke; one son, one daughter.

11.12.1920
-
11.01.2005
2nd Lt.
05.04.1941
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
15.09.1945-14.12.1945
T/Capt.
15.12.1945-30.08.1946
Lt.
31.08.1946, seniority 11.12.1941
Capt.
31.08.1946, seniority 01.07.1946
T/Maj.
17.03.1952-10.06.1953
Maj.
11.06.1953
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1958
T/Lt.Col.
04.02.1961-07.07.1962
Lt.Col.
08.07.1962
Col.
27.11.1964, seniority 07.05.1963
T/Brig.
27.11.1964-30.12.1966
Brig.
31.12.1966
Maj.Gen.
11.11.1972, seniority 11.09.1972 (retd 16.06.1975)
Education: Winchester College; Christ Church, Oxford; psc; MA; MRAeS



served in the ranks for 142 days
10.1940


Officer Cadet Training Unit (OCTU) at Alton Towers, Staffordshire
05.04.1941


commissioned into the Royal Artillery [emergency commission to 30.08.1946]
05.04.1941
-
?
141 Field Regiment (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) RA
?
-
06.1942
104th Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (Egypt) (captured)
06.1942
-
12.04.1945
POW camps (Bari & Bologna, Italy; Mährisch-Trübau, Moravia; Brunswick)
31.08.1946


permanent commission



instructor
3 years


5th Royal Horse Artillery (British Army of the Rhine & Larkhill)



Staff College, Camberley & a spell at Staff College, Quetta
23.03.1950
-
21.12.1950
Staff Captain, War Office
17.03.1952
-
19.03.1954
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Anti-Aircraft Command (Stanmore)

-
1957
3rd Royal Horse Artillery (Egypt, Libya)
10.07.1957
-
28.05.1959
Deputy Assistant Military Secretary (DAMS), War Office
1959
-
?
Second-in-Command, 3rd Royal Horse Artillery
04.02.1961
-
25.07.1962
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Plans & Policy Division), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)
1962
-
1964
Commanding Officer, 19th Field Regiment RA (British Army of the Rhine & Aden)
27.11.1964
-
(02.)1967
Commander, 7th Artillery Brigade, British Army of the Rhine
1967?
-
1968?
Imperial Defence College
1969
-
1971
Exercise Controller, CICC (West)
1971
-
1972
Chief, British Commanders­in­Chief Liaison Mission to the Soviet Forces of Occupation in Germany (Brixmis)
1972
-
1975
Chief of Staff, Contingencies Planning, SHAPE
Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Cambs, 07.04.1984. Colonel Commandant RA, 1977-1982. Emeritus Fellow, Peterhouse, Cambridge, since 1989.  Fellow and Senior Bursar, Peterhouse, Cambridge.
Crossley,
James Francis

J.F. Crossley
?
-
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
24.06.1939
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
01.06.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
01.06.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946



late Cadet Serjeant, Malvern College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.06.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"A" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
Crosthwaite,
Denis Frank
D.F. Crosthwaite (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark C.D. Ashdown)
Younger son of Lt.Col. J.A. Crosthwaite, OBE, of Hove, Sussex.
Married ((09?).1944, Brentford district, Middlesex) Vera Dorothy Gordon, younger daughter of Mrs G. Gordon, of Deal.
10.02.1910
-
01.1999
South Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt.
28.08.1930 [47546]
Lt.
28.08.1933
Capt.
28.08.1938
A/Maj.
05.09.1940-04.12.1940
T/Maj.
05.12.1940-15.11.1943,
07.05.1944-(04.1946)
local Maj.
08.12.1943-06.05.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 14.05.1956; age)
Hon. Lt.Col.
14.05.1956
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (No. 5 Company); Staff College, Camberley (psc).
28.08.1930
 
 
commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry
(03.1931)
 
 
attached, 1st Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (Catterick)
(06.1933)
 
 
1st Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (Catterick)
08.08.1934
-
05.07.1936
employed with Royal West African Frontier Force
(01.1937)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (attached 1st Battalion DLI (York))
(01.1939)
 
 
1st Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (Tientsin)
?
-
?
?
14.05.1956
-
13.04.1960
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Crosthwaite,
Ivor John
I.J. Crosthwaite
Home town (1945): Stenning.
16.04.1915
-
05.2000
Fulham, London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
06.06.1936 [67975]
Lt.
06.06.1939
A/Capt.
15.10.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
03.08.1943
T/Maj.
03.08.1943-(04.1946)
Capt. RARO
01.11.1947, seniority 06.06.1946
Hon. Maj.
01.11.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.06.1945
NW Europe
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD
30.05.1983
?



Oxford University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
06.06.1936


commissioned, Grenadier Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized
01.10.1947
-
16.04.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Crouch,
William Boyd

W.B. Crouch
22.08.1911
Newtownards district, Ireland
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.12.1940 [160995]
WS/Lt.
14.06.1942
T/Capt.
20.12.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
?
-
14.12.1940
164th, 165th or 166th Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.12.1940


commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Taught at Reading University until his retirement.
Crowe,
John Edmund

J.E. Crowe J.E. Crowe
Residence: (1945) Kirk Michael, Isle of Man.
1917 ?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 06.09.1941 [203677]
WS/Lt. ?
T/Capt. ?
WS/Capt. 16.02.1945
T/Maj. 16.02.1945-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 08.02.1945 Italy *
06.09.1941     commissioned, The King's Regiment [emergency commission]
01.06.1942     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(09.1944)     attached from RA pending posting to 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (Italy)
13.02.1945     transferred, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [dated 11.06.1944]
Assistant manager (1954-1963) & manager (1969), Martins Bank Douglas.
* Recommendation for the award of an immediate Military Cross to Capt. J.E. Crowe: "On the night of 13/14 Sep 44 Captain Crowe was commanding 'W' Company of 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers during the attack on the SENSOLI Ridge. After the successful capture of the objective by first light the company started to consoIidate their position. During this period the enemy counter attacked with tanks and a half track vehicle. ‘Y’ Company on Captain Crowe's right was overrun and part of the company fell back on to the positions of ‘W’ Company. Despite the disorganization caused by the counter attack and the half light conditions, Captain Crowe rallied and organized his company and the remnants of ‘Y’ Company to meet and beat off the attack with complete success. His company captured one enemy Mark IV Special tank and crew in complete running order, one half track vehicle and by manning an enemy anti-tank gun in the area with men of his company and using it destroyed another enemy tank on the move at close range. During this action the Mk IV Special was also used against the enemy being driven by a man in his company and the gun personally operated and fired by Captain Crowe to good effect. By this complete disregard of personal danger, leadership and energy at a critical moment, Captain Crowe undoubtedly set an example to the men of his company which resulted in the position being held. His personal actions and high sense of duty most certainly had a decisive effect on the successful outcome of the battalion attack on the SENSOLI Ridge."
[Recommended 25.09.1944 by Lt.Col. J.A. Sperling, commanding 8th Bn Royal Fusiliers, approved 26.09.1944 by Brig. J. Scott-Elliot, commanding 167th (London) Infantry Brigade, 02.10.1944 by Maj.Gen. J.Y. Whitfield, commanding 56th (London) Infantry Division, 07.10.1944 by Lt.Gen. C.F. Keightley, commanding 5 Corps, 12.10.1944 by Lt.Gen. R.L. McCreery, commanding Eighth Army, and finally 18.12.1944 by Gen. H.R. Alexander, Commander-in-Chief Allied Central Mediterranean Force] [Citation kindly provided by Mr Rick Larnder]
Crowe,
Roy Patrick

R.P. Crowe
Son (with one sister and one brother)of Frank Leonard Crowe (1876-1916), and Charlotte Ellen Ayles (1877-1974).
Married ((12?).1940, Hendon district, Middlesex) ... Parker; ... children (one son?).
05.02.1914
Dartford district, Kent
-
09.1995
Bexley district, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.11.1940 [156741]
WS/Lt. 02.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Capt. ?
? - 02.11.1940 either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940     commissioned, The York and Lancaster Regiment [emergency commission]
      served North Africa & India
Cruikshank,
Eric Guy

E.G. Cruikshank
Son of Lt.Col. Jasper Wallace Cruikshank, OBE, RAF (?-1925), and Aileen Marion Battye.
18.03.1918
Kensington district, London
-
24.12.2002
Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.03.1941 [179153]
WS/Lt. 22.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
? - 22.03.1941 either 121st, 125th or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.03.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
09.09.1944     transferred, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Cubitt,
Frank Leslie

F.L. Cubitt (Photo courtesy of Mr Yael Driver)
Elder son (with three brothers and one sister) of Sir Bertram Blakiston Cubitt, KCB (1862-1942), a Principal Clerk in the War Office, and Leila Isobel Guilda Agatha Leslie (1872-1951).
Married (28.04.1927, Lexden district, Essex) Helen Margaret "Peggy" Brancker (25.06.1902 - 13.05.1983), daughter of Charles Henry Branckner (?-1938), and Helen Bateson (1864-1946); two daughters, one son (adopted).
19.01.1898
Restdene, Staines, Middlesex
-
29.09.1958
Colchester, Essex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 03.05.1919, seniority 25.12.1917 [20135]
Lt. 25.06.1919 (half pay 31.03.1924; full pay 26.06.1924)
Capt. 15.11.1928
Maj. 16.03.1937 (retd 20.11.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 22.05.1940-07.08.1940,
22.11.1943-04.12.1943
T/Lt.Col. 05.12.1943-(04.1947)
Hon. Lt.Col. 20.11.1948
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Waziristan 1919-1921 Medal & Clasp. NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal & Clasp.
Education: Rugby School (1911.3-1914.2; Cotton House).
      served in the ranks, mobilized Territorial Force to 24.01.1917 for 271 days (16th Battalion The London Regiment)
      mobilized Special Reserve of Officers to 02.05.1919 for 2 years, 98 days (served in Mesopotamia 04.1918-31.10.1918) (3rd Battalion The Norfolk Regiment)
03.05.1919     commissioned, The Norfolk Regiment
10.01.1921 - 12.01.1923 ADC to General Officer Commanding Presidency ans Assam District India
(03.1931) - (06.1933) 2nd Battalion The Norfolk Regiment (Devonport)
(09.1935) - (01.1937) 1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Jhansi)
(01.1938) - (01.1939) 1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Delhi) [01.07.1939-10.08.1939 temporarily Commanding Officer]
22.05.1940 - 07.08.1940 Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment
      The Queen's Royal Regiment (UK)
1943 - 1945 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Palestine Regiment (Jewish Infantry Brigade Group) (North Africa & Italy)
1945 - 1948 commanded administrative units in Austria
Cull,
Percy Arthur

P.A. Cull
09.02.1907
Wareham, Dorset
-
26.09.1961
Poole, Dorset
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 16.08.1941 [201467]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. 12.01.1943
T/Capt. 12.04.1943
24.10.1940     enlisted, Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army
? - 16.08.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
16.08.1941     commissioned, The Dorsetshire Regiment [emergency commission]
16.08.1941 - 23.12.1941 4th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment
24.12.1941 -   7th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment, being converted 01.01.1942 to 110th Light Anti-Aircraft Battalion RA (serving with 360th Battery)
01.07.1942     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Cullen,
Alexander Orr
A.O. Cullen (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Sigmond)
10.04.1922
-
03.1999
Beverley, Yorkshire
2nd Lt.
07.05.1943 [276179]
WS/Lt.
07.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
07.05.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
22.01.1944


transferred to The King's Own Scottish Borderers
1944
- 1945 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (09.1944 Home Details, 1945 Norway)
Cullen,
Frederick John
F.J. Cullen (Photo courtesy of Chris Cullen) F.J. Cullen (Photo courtesy of Chris Cullen)
F.J. Cullen (Photo courtesy of Chris Cullen)
Son of George Henry Cullen, general labourer, and Rose Ellen Hider, of Poplar.
Married 1st (02.12.1927, Amesbury district, Wiltshire) Alice Traynor (1907? - 21.03.1944), daughter of Michael Traynor, a musician, and E. Traynor; one son.

Married ((06?).1948, Kensington district, London) Mary Stephanie McClelland (13.04.1924 -), who served in WTS & WAAF, daughter of Robert McClelland, and Norah Creina Agnes Sullivan; two sons, one daughter.
27.08.1904
Poplar, London
-
15.02.1976
Hillcrest, Natal, South Africa
Wt.Offr. cl. II ?
Lt. 24.01.1940 [113973]
T/Capt. 13.12.1940
WS/Capt. 05.01.1942
T/Maj. 05.01.1942-13.03.1943
WS/Maj. 14.03.1943
T/Lt.Col. 22.12.1943-(01.1946)
Lt. 30.01.1946, seniority 01.08.1938
Capt. 30.01.1946, seniority ...
Maj. 30.01.1946, seniority 27.08.1943 (retd 01.04.1952)
Hon. Lt.Col. 01.04.1952
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 14.10.1943 Middle East (Egypt & Libya) [citation available upon request]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 15.12.1942 Middle East 11.41-04.42
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935 Jub M 35 - -
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM - -
Chevalier, Ordre de la Couronne avec palme = Knight, Order of the Crown with palm (Belgium) Crwn 16.01.1947 NW Europe [citation available upon request]
Croix de Guerre avec palme (Belgium) CdeG 16.01.1947 NW Europe [citation available upon request]
01.04.1922     enlisted, Royal Regiment of Artillery
24.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 29.01.1946]
(1942/43)     Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, HQ 86 Area (Western Desert)
(1944/45)     Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, HQ 11 Lines of Communications Area (NW Europe)
30.01.1946 - 01.04.1952 permanent commission
24.06.1946     Assistant Quartermaster-General, East Africa
01.04.1952 - 31.12.1958 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
 
Cumberlege,
John Gregson

J.G. Cumberlege
05.01.1914
-
29.03.2005
Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
08.07.1939 [92850]
WS/Lt.
08.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt.
30.09.1941-29.12.1941
T/Capt.
30.12.1941-23.03.1942,
15.07.1942-15.12.1945
Capt.
02.06.1947
12.06.1948, seniority 08.01.1945
A/Maj.
16.09.1945-15.12.1945
T/Maj.
16.12.1945-07.01.1952
Maj.
08.01.1952
T/Lt.Col.
06.01.1955-30.03.1955
Lt.Col.
31.03.1955
Col.
03.05.1962
Brig.
10.08.1967 (retd 24.03.1971)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1960
New Year 60
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD
09.12.1949
?



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


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
-
11.06.1948
mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"C" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
08.01.1945
-
15.09.1945
Staff Captain (Legal Staff), Eastern Command
16.09.1945
-
08.10.1946
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), Judge Advocat General's Office
12.06.1948


permanent commission, Army Catering Corps (ERE List), later Army Legal Services Staff List
01.10.1948
-
14.09.1950
Deputy Assistant Director Army Legal Services (DADALS), War Office
14.09.1950
-
01.05.1952
DADALS, HQ BCFK
18.05.1952
-
12.08.1953
DADALS, War Office
13.08.1953
-
05.01.1955
DADALS, HQ British Army of the Rhine
06.01.1955
-
30.08.1956
Assistant Director Army Legal Services (ADALS), HQ British Army of the Rhine
10.09.1956
-
17.07.1957
ADALS, War Office
29.07.1957
-
30.07.1960
ADALS, GHQ Far East Land Forces
19.09.1960
-
12.04.1962
ADALS, War Office
03.05.1962
-
29.11.1962
Deputy Director Army Legal Services (DDALS) (Colonel), Near East Land Forces
30.11.1962
-
10.02.1964
DDALS, HQ Malta & Libya
14.02.1964
-
31.03.1964
Colonel, War Office
01.04.1964
-
(02.1967)
Ministry of Defence
Cuming,
Robert Hugh

R.H. Cuming (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Cuming)  
First son (with three sisters and one brother) of Hugh Philip Cuming (1886-1959), and Monica Macintyre (1897-1975).
Married (13.08.1949, Germany) Hon. Christine Veronica Helen Robertson (03.08.1927 - 21.04.1997), daughter of Brian Hubert Robertson, 1st Baron Robertson of Oakridge, and Edith Christina Macindoe; two sons, one daughter.
10.09.1920
Wandsworth, London
-
21.04.2001
Milton Keynes district, Buckinghamshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1940 [143414]
WS/Lt. 17.02.1942
A/Capt. 13.08.1944-12.11.1944
T/Capt. 13.11.1944-20.08.1945
Lt. 20.03.1946, seniority 19.06.1942
T/Capt. 31.05.1946-18.12.1946
Capt. 19.12.1946
A/Maj. 18.02.1947-17.05.1947
T/Maj. 18.05.1947-24.06.1947,
17.10.1951-18.12.1953
Maj. 19.12.1953 (retd 05.02.1963)
T/Lt.Col. 1960
Hon. Lt.Col. 05.02.1963
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 10.06.1961 HM's birthday 61 [citation available upon request]
1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; 1939-45 War Medal
Education: Oratory School; Staff College, Camberley (psc).
1940 - 17.08.1940 served in the ranks for 214 days (either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit)
17.08.1940     commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission to 19.03.1946]
      served General Headquarters Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (Tunisia, then embarked Soussa for Sicily 07.1943)
20.03.1946     permanent commission
26.02.1949     transferred, The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) - Royal Armoured Corps
Justice of the Peace (JP), Deputy Lieutenant (DL).
Cummings,
John

J. Cummings
?
-
died early 1990s, aged about 90
2nd Lt.
26.09.1938 [77341]
WS/Lt.
26.09.1941
A/Capt.
?
Lt. TARO
01.04.1949, seniority 26.09.1941
Hon. Capt.
01.04.1949
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD
21.04.1950
-
Education: Liverpool University (MA; MSc)


late Officer Cadet, Liverpool University Contingent, Senior Division

26.09.1938


commissioned, Whitgift School Contingent, Junior Division, Training Corps, General List, Territorial Army (Croydon, Surrey)
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
08.03.1941


transferred, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), Territorial Army



seconded, No. 3 Commando (seriously injured & captured in Italy)
18.06.1945
 
 
transferred, Whitgift School Contingent, Junior Division, Training Corps, General List, Territorial Army (Croydon, Surrey)
01.04.1949
-
25.01.1956
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers - General List [age limit]
20.03.1952
-
20.07.1952
Lieutenant, Essex Commn., Army Cadet Force, General List, Territorial Army
06.11.1959
-
04.1964?
Lieutenant, Essex Commn., Army Cadet Force, General List, Territorial Army
Headmaster of Leyton County High School for boys till 1968. Continued teaching at another school unitl 1977.
Cumper,
William John
"Bill"
W.J. Cumper W.J. Cumper
From Hawick.
?
-

SSM
?
2nd Lt.
14.05.1941 [202597]
WS/Lt.
1942?
T/Capt.
1943?
WS/Capt.
29.08.1943 (reld 03.12.1948)
A/Maj.
?
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
03.12.1948
Military Cross MC
14.10.1943
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02-07.41
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Military) LSGCM
16.01.1948
?
14.05.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]



served Special Air Service (SAS)
1947


Officer Commanding, 56 Field Squadron RE (Egypt, Palestine)
Cunliffe,
Albert Charles

A.C. Cunliffe (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip E. Cunliffe)
Married (23.10.1926, Lambeth district, London) Florence Blance Wilkins (23.02.1904 - 25.12.1992); one daughter, three sons.
24.11.1902
London
-
14.02.1993
Sutton, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.03.1943 [268627]
WS/Lt. 25.09.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 03.06.1945-(04.1947)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1947
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 11.06.1948 -
25.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Cunningham,
Sir Alan Gordon
A.G. Cunningham

Youngest son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Daniel John Cunningham (1850-1909), professor of anatomy, of Dublin and Edinburgh universities, and his wife, Elizabeth Cumming Browne
(1853?-1926).
Younger brother of Admiral Sir Andrew Browne Cunningham of Hyndhope.
Married (1951) Margery, widow of Sir Harold Edward Snagge, KBE.

01.05.1887
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
30.01.1983
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
2nd Lt.
20.12.1906 [74]
Lt.
10.12.1909
Capt.
30.10.1914
A/Maj.
08.01.1917-12.06.1917
Maj.
13.06.1917
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1928
Lt.Col.
05.05.1935
Col.
17.12.1937, seniority 01.07.1931
Maj.Gen.
01.09.1938, seniority 16.06.1938
A/Lt.Gen.
19.10.1940-18.10.1941
T/Lt.Gen.
19.10.1941-26.11.1941
Lt.Gen.
23.07.1943, seniority 23.10.1942
Gen.
30.10.1945 (retd 30.10.1946)

GCMG (1948), KCB (1941; CB 1941), DSO (1918), MC (1915)
WW1
: 1914 Star & Clasp; Military Cross (1915); Mention in Despatches (1.1.1916 & 18.5.1917 & 20.5.1918); Distinguished Service Order (1918); British War Medal; Victory Medal; WW2: Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (30.5.1941; Companion of the Order of the Bath 1941), Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar, 1st class (28.10.1941); Mention in Despatches (6.1.1944); Commander American Legion of Merit, 1945; Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael & St. George (1948); Ordre de la Couronne (1st Class), Belgium (1950); Order of Menelik (1st Class) (1954), etc.

Education: Cheltenham; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Imperial Defence College (idc); Staff College, Camberley (psc); Naval Staff College (ns); LLD
20.12.1906


commissioned, Royal Artillery
00.09.1914
-
18.06.1917
served, Royal Artillery (France)
19.06.1917
-
13.11.1918
Brigade-Major, Royal Artillery (France)
14.11.1918
-
09.04.1919
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2) (France) (3 despatches, DSO, MC)
10.04.1919
-
17.10.1921
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Straits Settlements (temporary)
01.02.1923
-
05.09.1924
Adjutant, Royal Artillery
1925
-
1925
Royal Naval Staff College (UK)
02.06.1928
-
01.06.1931
instructor, Netheravon Wing, Small Arms School (UK)
1937


Imperial Defence College (UK)
17.12.1937
-
31.08.1938
Commander Royal Artillery, 1st Division, Aldershot Command (UK)
01.09.1938
-
09.01.1940
General Officer Commanding, 5th Anti-Aircraft Division TA (UK)
10.01.1940
-
23.06.1940
General Officer Commanding, 66th Infantry Division (UK)
26.06.1940
-
07.08.1940
General Officer Commanding, 9th (Highland) Infantry Division (UK)
07.08.1940
-
18.10.1940
General Officer Commanding, 51st (Highland) Infantry Division (UK)
19.10.1940
-
28.08.1941
General Officer Commanding, East Africa Forces (Kenya)
10.09.1941
-
26.11.1941
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 8th Army (Middle East)
27.11.1941
-
10.11.1942
convalescent
11.11.1942
-
28.07.1943
Commandant, Staff College, Camberley (UK)
29.07.1943
-
31.10.1944
General Officer Commanding, Northern Ireland District (N Ireland)
01.12.1944
-
20.11.1945
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command (UK)
21.11.1945
-
30.10.1946
High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief Palestine & High Commissioner Trans-Jordan
Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 17.05.1944-00.00.1954. High Commissioner for Palestine and High Commissioner for Transjordan, 30.10.1946-14.05.1948. President, Council of Cheltenham College, 1951-1963.
Cunningham,
George Denis

G.D. Cunningham (Photo courtesy of Mr David Cunningham)
Married 1st; one daughter.
Married 2nd; one son.
1903
-
1976
2nd Lt.
15.10.1939 [102988]
WS/Lt.
15.04.1941
T/Capt.
12.06.1942-(04.1944)
T/Maj.
(1945)
WS/Maj.
14.10.1945 (dismissed by sentence of a general court-martial 07.08.1947)
T/Lt.Col.
14.10.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Tobacco farmer in Southern Rhodesia.
15.10.1939


commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
Currie,
Alfred Thompson
A.T. Currie
1902
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
1966
A/RSM ?
Lt. QM 23.12.1939 [111224]
WS/Capt. QM 01.11.1942
T/Maj. QM 27.08.1945-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1941 New Year 41
23.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
 
Curteis,
Hugh Maxwell
"Sammy"

H.M. Curteis (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Epps)
08.12.1901
Thingoe district, Suffolk
-
08?.1957
climbing accident in Savoie, France
2nd Lt. 08.12.1924 [6354]
... ...
Maj. 05.09.1939, seniority 23.12.1938
A/Lt.Col. 10.07.1941-09.10.1941
T/Lt.Col. 10.10.1941-29.11.1942,
25.08.1943-17.08.1944,
20.12.1944-(01.1946)
Lt.Col. 31.10.1950 (retd 05.01.1953)
Hon. Brig. 05.01.1953
Military Cross MC 1926? Iraq
Military Cross MC 07.03.1941 escape as POW
Mention in Despatches MID 30.09.1941 France 40
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
08.12.1924     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
(1940)     Liaison Officer between British General Headquarters and French General Headquarters of General Billotte (captured; escaped to Switzerland, then Lisbon)
Curtis,
Henry Osborne

H.O. Curtis
Son of Osborne Sargent Curtis and Frances Henrietta Gandy.
Married (1918) Jean Mackenzie Low, daughter
of late John L. Low, Butterstone, Perthshire; two sons (and two sons killed in action: F/Lt. Richard Osborne Curtis, RAFVR & Lt. Philip Evelyn Curtis).
18.11.1888
-
28.01.1964
2nd Lt.
14.10.1908 [4309]
...
...
Maj.Gen.
01.01.1940, seniority 18.07.1938 (supernumerary 18.11.1945) (retd 08.02.1946)

CB 11.07.1940; DSO 1919; MC 1917; US DSM 28.07.1942.

14.10.1908


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
...
-
...
...
12.01.1938
-
19.12.1939
Commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade (Home Forces & BEF)
01.01.1940
-
1940
General Officer Commanding, 46th Infantry Division (BEF & Home Forces)
1940
-
11.04.1943
General Officer Commanding, 49th Infantry Division (Home Forces & Iceland)
12.04.1943
-
16.02.1944
District Commander, Salisbury Plain District
17.02.1944
-
14.12.1944
District Commander, Hampshire & Dorset District
1945
-
1945
District Commander, Hampshire & Aldershot District
Curtis,
Philip Evelyn
"Phil"

P.E Curtis  
Son of Maj.Gen. Henry Osborne Curtis, CB, DSO, MC, and Jean Mackenzie Low, of Lytchett Minster, Dorsetshire.
1923 ?
-
26.11.1943
(KIA) [age 20]
[Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, XIV.E.3]
2nd Lt.
26.09.1942 [245320]
WS/Lt.
26.09.1943?
Education: Eton (...-1941)
26.09.1942


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
?
-
26.11.1943
2nd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps
Curwen,
Richard Christopher [Challoner]
see: RAF officers' section  
Cutting,
Heyward

H. Cutting  
1921
USA
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.04.1942 [232558]
WS/Lt. 18.10.1942
T/Capt. 28.07.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 19.07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Italy
18.04.1942     commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
      wounded at 2nd Battle of El Alamein
(04.1944)     specially employed
 
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