British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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B.A.M. Daborn  to  J.S. Dawes
Daborn,
Brian Alwyne Marston
B.A.M. Daborn
Son of Alwyne Victor Daborn (1891-
1969), and Emily Margaret Newill
(1892-).
11.07.1920
Kingston district,
Middlesex / Surrey

-
03.1983
Camden district,
Greater London
Dvr. ?
2nd Lt. 06.04.1940 [126560]
WS/Lt. 06.10.1941
T/Capt. 21.08.1943-13.09.1945
WS/Capt. 14.09.1945 (reld 01.09.1946)
T/Maj. 14.09.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. 01.08.1946
Capt. 06.10.1951
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 12.06.1976

HM's birthday 76: for services to the British community in Western India

? - 06.04.1940

RASC (Officer Producing Centre)

06.04.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
06.10.1951     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Executive in oil/gas processing industry (India, Kenya, etc.).
d'Abreu,
Alphonsus Liguori *
"Pon"
A.L. d'Abreu A.L. d'Abreu
Son of Dr John Francis
d'Abreu (1863-1911), and
Teresa Mary Gertrude
Noonan (1860-1948).
Married (08.01.1935)
Elizabeth Ursula Arienwen
Throckmorton (10.10.1906 -
1970); three daughters.
Residence: (1944) Llandaff,
Cardiff.

* also used as first name:
Alphonso

05.08.1906
West Bromwich
district, Shropshire /
Staffordshire /
Warwickshire /
Worcestershire

-
19.04.1976
Coughton, near
Alcester, Warwickshire
Lt.
15.07.1939 [94581]
WS/Capt.
20.01.1940
T/Maj.
20.01.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
16.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
16.05.1942-(1945)
A/Col.
21.07.1945-...
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Maj. RARO
15.07.1949
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 08.06.1968 HM's birthday 68: Prof. of Surgery, Birmingham
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 24.08.1944 Italy
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
Education: Stonyhurst College; University of Birmingham. MB ChB Birmingham 1930; MRCS, LRCP 1930; FRCS
1932; ChM Birmingham 1936; FRCP 1968 House Surgeon and Surgical Registrar, General Hospital, Birmingham;
Junior Assistant, Surgical Unit, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, University of Wales, 1930-1933, Assistant Director, 1933-1939;
Acting Professor of Surgery, 1945-1946.
15.07.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps -
Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized



served in North Africa and subsequently with Eighth Army in Italy (Officer-in-Command of the Surgical Division of a British General Hospital with the Central Mediterranean Forces)
15.07.1949
-
20.04.1951
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Surgeon, United Birmingham Hospitals since 1946; Dean of Medical School 1959-1963, Professor of Surgery,
1963-1971 (of Cardiac Surgery, 1960-1963), University of Birmingham, Emeritus Professor, 1971; Member, Central
Health Services Council, 1964-1971; Member, Medical Sub-Committee of University Grants Committee, since 1964.
Retired Honorary Consultant in Thoracic Surgery to the Army, 1964-1973. Vice-President, RCS, 1973- (Memner
Council, 1963-1974; Hunterian Prof., RCS, 1939 and 1946, Member Court of Examiners, 1957-1963). Visiting
Lecturer in Surgery, Medical School, Harvard University, USA, 1951; John Alexander Lecturer, University of Michigan,
1965; McLauchlin Gallie Visiting Professor, Canada, 1966; Visiting Professor, Boston City Hospital (Harvard Unit),
1967. FRSocMed 1946-1971 (Pres., Sect. of Surgery, 1966-1967); President: Soc. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular
Surgeons, 1969-1970; Thoracic Soc., 1969-1970. Honorary Colonel, RAMC (48th Division TA, West Midland District,
01.11.1963-31.03.1967). Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Warwickshire, 28.09.1967.
Published: (with Prof. Lambert Rogers) Everyday Surgery, 1938; A Practice of Thoracic Surgery, 1st edn 1953, 3rd
edn 1971; Intrathoracic Crises (with A. Brian Taylor and David B. Clarke), 1968; edited and contributed Thoracic
Surgery, (Butterworth's) Clinical Surgery, Contributions to medical journals.
Dakin,
John Ronald
J.R. Dakin
10.01.1909
Bradford district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
04.1996
Newcastle under Lyme district, Staffordshire
2nd Lt.
10.06.1939 [89542]
WS/Lt.
14.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
14.01.1941-(04.1941),
31.07.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Lt.
27.11.1951, seniority 28.03.1944
Capt.
27.11.1951
Territorial Decoration TD
24.10.1952
-



late Cadet-Sergeant, Bradford Grammar School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
10.06.1939
 
 
commissioned, 7th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
(1940)
 
 
9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (France)
?
-
27.11.1951
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
27.11.1951
-
21.04.1955
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
21.04.1955
-
07.02.1959
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Dalby,
Frank Robert
F.R. Dalby
Son of George Harry and Mara Dalby (née Putsey).
Husband of Monica Dalby (née Moulding), of Grantham, Lincolnshire.
(06?).1916
Wandsworth district, Greater London / London / Surrey
-
18.01.1945
Dieteren, The Netherlands
(KIA) [age 28]
[Nederweert War Cemetery, The Netherlands, III.G.5]
Cadet
? [7604875]
2nd Lt.
22.04.1944 [315203]
WS/Lt.
?
22.04.1944


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
21.08.1944
-
18.01.1945
Platoon Commander, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
Dalby,
Robert Skaife
R.S. Dalby
Son of Mr & Mrs B. Dalby, of Thorner, Leeds.
12.07.1900
Wetherby district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
28.03.1948
Connaught Military Hospital, Hindhead, Petersfield district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 16.07.1920 [550]
Lt. 16.07.1922
Capt. 16.07.1931
Maj. 01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col. 10.06.1940-09.09.1940
T/Lt.Col. 10.09.1940-26.09.1940,
27.11.1940-(01.1946)
WS/Lt.Col. 1946?
Lt.Col. 01.07.1946
A/Col. 04.06.1945-(04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 03.07.1934 Upper Mohmands operations 33
Mention in Despatches MID 03.07.1934 Upper Mohmands operations 33
Mention in Despatches MID 18.02.1938 NW Frontier of India 36-37
Mention in Despatches MID 20.06.1941 ?
NW Frontier of India 1930-31 Medal & Clasp. NW Frontier of India (Mohmand) 1933 Clasp. NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal & Clasp. NW Frontier of India 1937-39.
16.07.1920     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
21.12.1942 - (04.1944) Staff Officer Royal Engineers, 1st grade (SORE1), Engineer-in-Chief's Branch, India HQ Staff
Dale,
James Alfred
J.A. Dale
Son of Alfred James Dale (1879-1936), and Henrietta Burgess (1881-1940).
Married ((06?).1947, Sutton Coldfield district, Warwickshire) Dorothy Hartland (15.02.1925 - 12.2002); two sons.
06.01.1921
Bloxwich, Walsall district, Staffordshire
-
10.07.1971
Walsall, Staffordshire
Cadet ? [4917047 ]
2nd Lt. 30.07.1944 [331637]
WS/Lt. 30.01.1945
Lt. 11.06.1952, seniority 09.11.1948
Capt. 01.04.1953
Maj. 21.06.1961
Territorial Decoration TD 18.09.1964 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 14.05.1948 [cancelled due to being awarded TD]
30.07.1944     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
11.06.1952 - 20.06.1961 Territorial Army
21.06.1961 - 04.07.1969 Territorial & Army Volunteer Reserve
05.07.1969 - ? Regular Army Reserve of Officers
His son writes: "Served Indian Signals, attatched American Army, air supply liaison with Canadian RCAF transport squadrons. Former Sergeant Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1938-1940 based in India (Munitions Inspector). Commissioned Poona."
Dale,
John Edward
J.E. Dale
1907/08 ?
-
1974 ?
2nd Lt. 24.08.1932 [53560]
Lt. 24.08.1935
A/Capt. 22.07.1940-10.04.1941
WS/Capt. 11.04.1941
T/Maj. 11.04.1941-(01.1944),
03.04.1945-(10.1945)
Capt. 01.01.1949
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946 & 18.03.1961
George Medal GM 08.02.1945

in recognition of conspicuous gallantry after an explosion following an outbreak of fire at the Bombay Docks 04.44 *

* As a result of an explosion the complete stern of a ship was blown into a main road hi the docks area and fell against a building which was already on fire. This pile of steel, weighing about 20 tons, contained the ship's magazine with live shells and ammunition inside. It became urgently necessary to remove the shells to make the road safe for traffic and this officer working with an oxy-acetylene cutter, successfully accomplished this hazardous task, although several shells exploded within a few feet of him and the whole magazine might have exploded at any time from the heat of the fire underneath. The work continued for eight days under exceedingly dangerous and adverse conditions and throughout the operation this officer's coolness, courage and devotion to duty were outstanding.
24.08.1932     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
28.07.1940 - 18.03.1961 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
22.07.1940 - (04.1941) Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, 3rd grade (SORE3), Engineer-in-Chief's Branch, India Headquarters Staff
AMIEE.
Dale,
Leslie Maurice
L.M. Dale
Last name changed from Cohen to Dale by deed poll of 01.09.1938.

Home town (1944): Caversham.

02.07.1914
-
10.1988
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
2nd Lt.
08.03.1941 [176810]
WS/Lt.
08.09.1942
A/Capt.
?
T/Capt.
10.10.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
?
A/Maj.
?
Capt. RARO
01.01.1949
Hon. Maj.
01.01.1949
Distinguished Service Order DSO 15.06.1944 Italy
Military Cross MC 13.01.1944 Italy
?
-
08.03.1941
161st or 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
08.03.1941


commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
(1943)
-
(1945)
9th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (Italy)
01.01.1949
-
21.04.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Dalton,
Benjamin

B. Dalton
From London (NW6).
20.03.1915
-
02.1996
Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
22.10.1939 [105089]
WS/Lt.
?
Lt.
17.08.1946, seniority 03.03.1941
A/Capt.
22.11.1941-21.02.1942
T/Capt.
22.02.1942-01.09.1943
WS/Capt.
02.09.1943
Capt.
17.08.1946, seniority 20.03.1946
A/Maj.
02.06.1943-01.09.1943
T/Maj.
02.09.1943-19.03.1951
Maj.
20.03.1951
local Lt.Col.
27.03.1954-06.04.1954
T/Lt.Col.
07.04.1954-20.09.1957 (Employed List 1)
Lt.Col.
15.05.1958 (supernumerary 15.05.1961)
T/Col.
12.09.1960-30.05.1961
Col.
31.05.1961 (retd 02.04.1970)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
20.07.1944
Italy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1958
New Year 58: until recently on loan to the Government of Ghana
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1944
Middle East
Education: Staff College (psc).



served in the ranks for 50 days
22.10.1939


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission to 16.08.1946]
(1944)


1st Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (Italy) [DSO]
17.08.1946
 
 
permanent commission
01.12.1947
-
26.01.1950
GSO2, HQ S.P. District
25.05.1950
-
09.04.1952
DAAG, HQ Eastern Command
07.04.1954
-
29.06.1956
AAG, HQ W.A. Command
01.07.1956
-
12.10.1956
AA&QMG, HQ GCMF
13.10.1956
-
16.07.1957
AAG, HQ GMF
29.11.1958
-
12.08.1960
GSO1 (L), HQ 1 (BR) Corps
12.09.1960
-
27.03.1963
Military Adviser to British High Commissioner, Cyprus
31.05.1963
-
31.03.1964
Colonel General Staff, War Office
01.04.1964
-
17.04.1966
Ministry of Defence
Daly,
George Laurence

G.L. Daly
?
-
Lt.
02.10.1940 [146954]
WS/Capt.
02.10.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Maj.
29.12.1943-(05.1944)
Education: MB
02.10.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
29.12.1943
-
(05.1944)
Medical Officer & Instructor, Middle East Training Centre
Danby,
Cecil Charles
C.C. Danby
From Lymington.
27.07.1904
-
11.03.1989
Newbury district, Berkshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.09.1925 (regimental seniority 29.01.1925) [34243]
Lt.
03.09.1927 (regimental seniority 29.01.1927)
Capt.
03.09.1936
A/Maj.
01.11.1939-31.01.1940
T/Maj.
01.02.1940-22.11.1940
WS/Maj.
23.11.1940
Maj.
03.09.1942
A/Lt.Col.
23.08.1940-22.11.1940
T/Lt.Col.
23.11.1940-03.03.1942,
03.05.1942-24.03.1946
Lt.Col.
25.03.1946 (retd 15.08.1953)
Hon. Col.
15.08.1953
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 28.06.1945 Italy
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1945 Italy
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & 8th Army clasp
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
General Service Medal GenSM - & Palestine 45-48 clasp
Elizabeth II Coronation Medal (1953) CorM 53 - -
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
03.09.1925     commissioned, Corps of Royal Signals
17.07.1929 - 10.05.1935 employed with Royal West African Frontier Force
20.11.1936 - 31.10.1939 Adjutant, 49th (West Riding) Divisional Signals (Territorial Army) (Leeds)
(1945?)     School of Signals (Italy)
Danby,
Clinton Brian
C.B. Danby
Elder son of V.Adm. Sir Clinton Francis Samuel Danby, KBE, CB, and Phyllis Mary Danby, née Antill Pockley of Sydney.
H
usband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Danby, née Davies; two daughters, one son.
1918 ?
-
25.05.2009
Sorrento, Vict., Australia
[aged 91]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.12.1939 [100245]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 26.05.1946)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
26.05.1946
28.12.1939
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(04.1944)
 
 
Unemployed List
Danckwerts,
Richard Evelyn
"Dick"
P.V. Danckwerts
Son of V.Adm. Victor Hilary Danckwerts, RN (1890-1944), and Joyce Middleton.
?
-
Lt.
21.11.1942 [254106]
WS/Capt.
21.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: studied medicine (MB)
21.11.1942


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Daniell,
Anthony Piers de Tabley
A.P. de T. Daniel
Son of ... Daniell, and ... Griffith-Phibbs.
From Llangfni, Anglesey.

article
(09?).1913
Epsom district, Surrey
-
2nd Lt.
08.05.1939 [79819]
WS/Lt.
26.11.1940
T/Capt.
26.11.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
25.10.1942
T/Maj.
25.10.1942-(04.1944) (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Maj. TA
19.06.1947, seniority 01.05.1947
A/Lt.Col. TA
01.05.1951
Lt.Cdol. TA
19.06.1951, seniority 01.05.1951
Col. TA
01.11.1956
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
02.01.1956
New Year 56
Military Cross MC
21.09.1944
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
27.01.1944
North Africa
Territorial Decoration TD
?
?
Territorial Decoration TD
12.01.1951
?
Education: MA, AMInstCE
08.05.1939


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army (from TA Reserve of Officers (General List, RE))
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
26.08.1940
-
(04.1941)
Adjutant, ...
(1944)     59 Field Company RE (Italy)
31.12.1955
-
01.11.1956
transferred to Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
01.11.1956
-
15.01.1960
restored to the Active List
15.01.1960


transferred to Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
 
Darbyshire,
Ian Nance
I.N. Darbyshire
Married Elizabeth (née ...); two sons.
16.06.1918
Southport, Lancashire
-
24.12.2006
Frimley Park Hospital
[age 88]
[Aldershot Crematorium]
Lt.
13.03.1943 [266423]
WS/Capt.
?
Capt.
05.1945, seniority 13.03.1944
A/Maj.
15.08.1946-14.11.1946
T/Maj.
15.11.1946-20.12.1950
Maj.
13.03.1951
T/Lt.Col.
21.12.1950-26.11.1952,
16.01.1956-14.05.1960
Lt.Col.
15.05.1960 (retd 16.09.1968)

1939-1945 Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; General Service Medal with clasps Palestine & Malaya
Education: MB BChir (1942); MRCS Eng LRCP Lond (1942); Staff College (psc) (1955)
13.03.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
1943
-
1944
British North Africa Force
1944
-
1945
Central Mediterranean Force
05.1945


short service commission
1945
-
1946
Middle East Forces
13.03.1948


permanent commission
03.01.1947
-
20.07.1949
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS), HQ Western Command
21.07.1949
-
31.07.1950
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS), HQ ... Infantry Division (Far East Land Forces)
14.09.1950
-
21.12.1950
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS), HQ, Malaya
1950
-
1952
Commanding Officer, 16th Field Ambulance RAMC (Far East Land Forces)
27.12.1952
-
14.03.1954
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS), HQ ... Infantry Division (TA) (Northern Command)
1956
-
1957
Commanding Officer, 14th Field Ambulance (British Army of the Rhine)
1958
-
1958
Commanding Officer, British Military Hospital Nicosia (Middle East Land Forces)
1958
-
1959
Commanding Officer, British Military Hospital Benghazi (Middle East Land Forces)
1959
-
1960
Commanding Officer, 2nd Field Ambulance (Middle East Land Forces)
1961
-
1961
Commanding Officer, 7th Field Ambulance (British Army of the Rhine)
01.10.1962
-
01.11.1964
Chief Instructor Depot & Training Establishment & HQ, AER, RAMC
13.04.1966
-
1968
Deputy Assistant Director-General (DADG) (Army Medical Department 1), Army Medical Services, Ministry of Defence
Darling,
Douglas Lyall
D.L. Darling (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
03.10.1914
-
28.12.1978
2nd Lt. 30.08.1934 [63638]
... ...
T/Lt.Col. 07.03.1943-30.06.1948
... ...
Maj.Gen. 09.12.1963, seniority 30.11.1963 (retd 18.05.1968)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 1968 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 19.08.1943 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.08.1945 ?
Military Cross MC 08.07.1941 ?
Military Cross MC 13.08.1942 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 ?
30.08.1934     commissioned, The Rifle Brigade
... - ... ...
30.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
1942 - 1945 Commanding Officer, 7th Battalion The Rifle Brigade
... - ... ...
Darling,
Thomas Dale
T. Fairbairn
(12?).1918 ?
-
2nd Lt.
10.06.1939
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946)



late Cadet Serjeant, Fettes College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

10.06.1939
 
 
commissioned, 7th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
(1940)
 
 
9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (France)
D'Arts,
Ian Douglas
I.D. D'Arts I.D. D'Arts (Photo courtesy of Mr Sean D'Arts)
Son of 2nd Lieut. William Darts (1881-1917; KIA Diyala River, Mesopotamia), 66th Batt. Royal Field Artillery  and Kathleen Mary Imray (née Walsh) (1881-1970)
Married (30.05.1940, Deepcut, Frimley, Surrey North Western district, Surrey) Joan Anne Ashfield (17.12.1920 - 07.11.1985); three sons, three daughters..
13.03.1913
Dinapore, India
-
23.10.1985
Tenterden, Kent
L/Bombr. (A.C.) ?
2nd Lt. 02.12.1939 [105815]
WS/Lt. 05.07.1940
T/Capt. 16.10.1942-31.12.1943
WS/Capt. 01.01.1944
T/Maj. 01.01.1944-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.03.1947, seniority 01.01.1944
Maj. 02.12.1952 (reld 01.01.1958)
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1958
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
02.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.03.1947     short service commission
20.08.1953     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers - Movement Control Section
His son writes: "Served in Orkney, staff college in UK, India and Burma, Palestine, Greece, Egypt, Korea, Malta. Joined RE at some time and was Movement Control."
Dashwood,
Arthur Leslie
"Jerry"
A.L. Dashwood
Son of Frank Hammond Dashwood (1881-1943), and Edith Lilian Hartley (1886-1978).
Married (17.09.1938, Trowbridge district, Wiltshire) Inez Maud Perry (01.08.1917 - 03.1998), daughter of Coryndon Augustus Perry (1884-1961), and Florence M. Treadgold; one son, one daughter.
22.06.1910
Swindon district, Wiltshire
-
10.06.2011
Bayford House
Rookwood, Newbury, Berkshire
2nd Lt. 01.04.1936 [67270]
Lt. 01.04.1939
T/Capt. 15.12.1939-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 23.09.1942
Capt. 11.04.1945
09.12.1947, seniority 23.09.1942
T/Maj. 23.09.1942-(04.1946)
Maj. ?
Lt.Col. 01.11.1953
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Territorial Decoration TD 30.12.1949 & 1st clasp
Territorial Decoration TD 29.06.1956 2nd clasp
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 20.03.1947 [cancelled due to being awarded TD]
Clerk, Swindon CME's Office, Great Western Railways, 1927-1934. Clerk, District Cashier's (Secretary) Office, Westbury, Great Western Railways,1934-...
01.04.1936     commissioned, 217th Battery, 55th (Wessex) Field Brigade (from 1938 112th (Wessex) Field Regiment), Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
1939 - 1941 command instructor in gunnery, Southern Command
1941     Middle East School of Artillery
      School of Artillery, Constantine, Algeria, then Eboli, Italy (where he helped direct the guns during the battle of Monte Cassino)
1943 - 1945? Deputy Assistant of Artillery, Ministry of Supply
1947 - 1953 Second-in-Command, 103rd CB Staff Troops RA (TA)
1953 - 1956 Commanding Officer, 103rd CB Staff Troops RA (TA)
01.08.1956     Unattached List
08.08.1957 - 22.06.1965 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Worked as company secretary for the National Farmers Union and for Agricultural Central Trading.
Daunt,
Brian
B. Daunt
Son of Dr William Daunt, Parade House, Hastings.
Mmarried (1938) Millicent Margaret, daughter of Capt.
A.S. Balfour, Allermuir House, Colinton, Edinburgh; two daughters (one son deceased).
Home town (1944): London W.1.
16.03.1900
Holborn, London, Middlesex
-
18.03.1996
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.07.1920 [17649]
Lt.
15.07.1922
Capt.
15.07.1933
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
21.10.1941-20.01.1942
T/Lt.Col.
21.01.1942-06.03.1945
WS/Lt.Col.
07.03.1945
Lt.Col.
25.02.1946
A/Col.
07.09.1944-06.03.1945
T/Col.
07.03.1945
Col.
01.05.1948, seniority 07.03.1948
A/Brig.
07.09.1944-06.03.1945
T/Brig.
07.03.1945-30.06.1952
Brig.
01.07.1952 (supernumerary 01.05.1954)
T/Maj.Gen.
26.11.1953-28.11.1954
Maj.Gen.
29.11.1954 (retd 23.01.1957)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
02.01.1956
New Year 56
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.06.1953
HM's coronation
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.02.1944
Italy (Volturno crossing 13.10.43)
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1946
Mediterranean
NW Frontier of India 1930-31 Medal & Clasp
Education: Tonbridge; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
15.07.1920


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
1929
-
1930
served NW Frontier, India
(03.1931)


23rd Indian Mountain Brigade RA (Peshawar, India)
(06.1933)


22nd Field Brigade RA (Shorncliffe)
30.09.1933
-
29.09.1936
Adjutant, ...
(01.1937)


22nd Field Brigade RA (Shorncliffe)
20.12.1937
-
14.11.1939
Adjutant, 56th (Highland) Medium Regiment RA (Territorial Army) (Aberdeen)
1940


Second-in-Command, ... Regiment RA (France)
1941


Commanding Officer, ... Anti-Tank Regiment RA
(10.1943)
-
(05.)1944
Commanding Officer, 142nd (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (Italy [Volturno, Cassino])
1944
-
1944
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 1st Armoured Division
1944


Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 46th (North Midland) Infantry Division
1946


Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 10th Indian Division



various Brigadier's appointments
1950
-
1953
Commandant, Coast Artillery School and Inspector of Coast Artillery
26.11.1953
-
27.11.1956
General Officer Commanding Troops, Malta
23.01.1957
-
16.03.1960
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Colonel Commandant, Royal Regiment of Artillery, 03.01.1960-03.01.1965.
Controller, Home Department, British Red Cross Society, 1957-1966. CStJ 08.1965.
Davenport,
Rodney Frederic
R.F. Davenport (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 17.07.1942 [239420]
17.07.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Davey,
Francis Hugh Ranson
F.H.R. Davey
Married ((06?).1923, Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland) Hilda Moss (? - 09.02.1980); two sons (Lt. Peter Francis Davey, KRRC), three daughters.
11.08.1897
-
25.01.1978
Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire
T/Lt. 01.04.1924-23.08.1926 [28079]
Lt. 24.08.1926, seniority 01.04.1924
Capt. 01.10.1927
Maj. 01.10.1935
A/Lt.Col. 05.12.1941-04.03.1942
T/Lt.Col. 05.03.1942-(01.1946)
Lt.Col. 13.01.1948, seniority 16.12.1947
Col. 13.01.1951 (retd 11.08.1954)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Mention in Despatches MID 27.01.1920 ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 06.10.1920 -
Victory Medal VM - -
      served in the ranks for 1 year, 363 days (mobilized Territorial Force to 04.03.1919) [served France & Belgium 09.06.1917-16.08.1917]

Qualified as dentist, 01.11.1924. LDS, RCS Eng 1924.

24.08.1926     commissioned, [Royal] Army Dental Corps
? - ? ?
(1952)     General HQ, Far East Land Forces (Singapore)
Davey,
Peter Francis
P.F. Davey (Photo courtesy of Ranson Davey)
Son of Col. Francis Hugh Ranson Davey, RADC (1897-1978), and Hilda Moss (?-1980).
Married (20.09.1947) Elizabeth Mary Jennings; ... children.
10.04.1925
Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey / Sussex
-
30.11.2011
Bronllys Hospital, Powys
Cadet ? [14668206]
2nd Lt. 23.09.1944 [330961]
WS/Lt. 23.03.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
23.09.1944     commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
Davidson,
Alexander George
A.G. Davidson
Son of Col. F.M. Davidson, RA, and Mrs Davidson, of The Grange, Yattendon, Berkshire.
Married (11.10.1922, Yattendon Parish Church, Berkshire) Emily Dorothy Lett, daughter of Mrs & Mrs B.A.W. Lett, of Cullentra, Wexford; one daughter.
23.04.1900
-
27.03.1958
Thrushelton, Polsloe Road, Exeter
2nd Lt. 16.07.1919 [18852]
Lt. 16.07.1921
Capt. 05.03.1936
Maj. 01.08.1938 (retd 20.10.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 02.12.1942-01.03.1943
T/Lt.Col. 02.03.1943-08.09.1943,
25.10.1943-(04.1946),
14.11.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Lt.Col. 20.10.1948

Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp

Education: Marlborough College (09.1914-03.1918; Preshute House; prefect; XV 1917); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
16.07.1919     commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment
07.1919 - (06.1933) 1st Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (South Raglan Barracks, Devonport, from 06.1920 Waterford, Ireland [probably with C Company in Wexford], from 02.1922 Devonport again, from 1923 Ama Barracks, Blackdown, from early 1927 China, from 10.1927 Malta, from 10.1929 India [Razmak, Calcutta, Lucknow & Quetta])
(09.1935) - 07.1941 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Dover, then from 1938 Malta)
11.06.1937 - 10.06.1940 Adjutant
10.06.1940 - 07.1941 Officer Commanding, Headquarters Company
07.1941 - 09.06.1943 Commanding Officer, 8th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment (acting) (Malta)
09.06.1943     evacuated sick to Egypt (where he probably remained for the rest of the war)
31.07.1945 - (04.1946) General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Training Section, Western Command (Chester)
20.10.1948 - 29.11.1950 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Honorary Member, The King's Own Regimental Association, 08.1945.
Davidson,
Basil Risbridger *
B.R. Davidson B.R. Davidson
Born as Basil C. Risbridger, but changed his name when his father died and his mother remarried.

09.11.1914
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
09.07.2010
Lt. ? [70332 ??]
Capt. ?
T/Maj. ?
T/Lt.Col. (1945)
Military Cross MC 04.10.1945 special operations Mediterranean
Mention in Despatches MID 06.04.1944 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 22.02.1945 gallant & distinguished services in the field
Bronze Star Medal (USA) BSM 14.11.1947 ?
Journalist, historian.
      commissioned, General List [emergency commission] [not shown in Army List]
      From December 1939, he was a Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) / MI-6 D Section (sabotage) officer sent to Budapest to establish a news service as cover. In April 1941, with the Nazi invasion, he fled to Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In May, he was captured by Italian forces and was later released as part of a prisoner exchange.[citation needed] From late 1942 to mid-1943, he was chief of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) Yugoslav Section in Cairo, Egypt, where he was James Klugmann's supervisor. From January 1945 he was liaison officer with partisans in Liguria, Italy (No. 1 Special Force, Central Mediterranean Forces).
Davidson,
Francis Henry Norman
F.H.N. Davidson
Eldest son (with two brothers and one sister) of Sir Leybourne Francis Watson Davidson (1859-1934), and Jane Rosalind Brown.
Married 1st (20.12.1923, St Mary's, Quetta, India) Edna Mildred Counsel, daughter of J.G. Counsel, of Bombay; two sons.
Married 2nd ((09?).1947, Chelsea district, London) Mrs Barbara Radcliffe, widow of Lt.Col. F.G.W. Radcliffe, MC, and daughter of Col. A.M. Balfour, DSO, and Mrs Balfour, of London SW1.

01.04.1892
-
15.01.1973
Chelsea, London
2nd Lt. 23.12.1911 [20272]
Lt. 23.12.1914
T/Capt. 24.12.1915-07.08.1916
Capt. 08.08.1916
A/Maj. 27.11.1916-14.01.1917,
10.08.1917-16.09.1918
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1929
Maj. 01.05.1929
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.01.1933
Col. 12.01.1938, seniority 01.01.1936
A/Brig. 02.09.1939-01.03.1940
T/Brig. 02.03.1940-10.10.1941
A/Maj.Gen. 16.12.1940-10.10.1941
Maj.Gen. 11.10.1941 (retd 11.02.1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Distinguished Service Order DSO 1919 ?
Military Cross MC 1914 ?
Military Cross MC 1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 ?
1914 Star & Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Order of White Lion 2nd class and War Cross (Czechoslovakia, 16.01.1947); Order of Polonia Restituta 2nd class (Poland, 08.10.1943); Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) (16.01.1948).
Education: Marlborough (09.1906-07.1910); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
23.12.1911     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
1914 - 1919 served European War (wounded, despatches four times 17.02.1915, 04.01.1917, 18.05.1917 & 20.12.1918, MC and bar, DSO): France & Belgium 05.08.1914-20.10.1914, 10.07.1916-01.11.1916 & 25.07.1917-11.11.1918, Gallipoli 25.04.1915-31.12.1915, Egypt 06.01.1916-18.03.1916, Egyptian Expeditionary Force 19.03.1916-20.06.1916
17.09.1918 - 01.04.1919 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (France)
02.04.1919 - 07.09.1919 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (Rhine Army)
27.11.1925 - 28.05.1927 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Army HQ India
29.05.1927 - 26.11.1929 Brigade Major, 12th Indian Infantry Brigade (India)
01.09.1930 - 31.08.1934 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
1935 - 1936 Imperial Defence College course
01.01.1937 - 11.01.1938 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
12.01.1938 - 04.08.1939 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 2nd Division (Aldershot Command)
02.09.1939 - 18.06.1940 Corps Commander Royal Artillery (CCRA), 1st Corps, British Expeditionary Force (despatches)
20.06.1940 - 15.12.1940 Brigadier General Staff, X Corps (Home Forces)
16.12.1940 - 09.03.1944 Director of Military Intelligence, War Office
1944 - 1946 Major-General General Staff, British Army Staff, Washington, USA
11.02.1946 - 01.04.1952 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Colonel Commandant, Intelligence Corps, 04.10.1952-1960. Honorary Colonel, RA (TA), 18.07.1947-24.10.1951 (ill-health).
Davie,
Maurice Mervyn
M.M. Davie
15.02.1908
Kingston district, Surrey
-
1987
2nd Lt. TA 09.08.1929
2nd Lt. 30.08.1930, seniority 31.01.1929 [42385]
Lt. 31.01.1932
Capt. 01.08.1938
A/Maj. 28.08.1940-27.11.1940
T/Maj. 28.11.1940-30.01.1946
Maj. 31.01.1946
A/Lt.Col. 30.11.1945-07.01.1946
T/Lt.Col. 27.09.1950-31.03.1952
Lt.Col. (Emp.List 1) 01.04.1952 (supernumerary 01.04.1955) (retd 22.05.1957)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1945 Italy
NW Frontier of India (Mohmand) 1935 Medal & clasp
Education: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1927; BA, 1930).
09.08.1929     commissioned, General List (University Candidates) - Territorial Army
30.08.1930     commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
(03.1931)     attached, 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Aldershot)
(06.1933) - (01.1937) 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Kamptee, then Nowshera)
01.10.1937 - 28.10.1939 Adjutant, 6th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment - Territorial Army (Skipton-in-Craven)
(1943) - 08.1944 Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Anzio, Italy)
26.08.1944 - 29.11.1945 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
30.11.1945 - 07.01.1946 Commander, ...
08.01.1946 - 26.08.1949 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
27.07.1949 - 14.05.1950 Commander, ....
04.03.1954 - (02.1957) Commandant, All Arms Training Centre, British Army of the Rhine
22.05.1957 - 15.02.1963 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Retired to Jamaica, West Indies.
Davies,
the Rev. [Canon] Arthur Leonard Millett
A.L.M. Davies A.L.M. Davies
A.L.M. Davies
Son of Arthur John Davies, MM.
Married ...; one son, one daughter.
16.12.1910
Abertillery, Bedwellty district, Monmouthshire
-
21.09.1979
Wythenshawe Hospital, Wythenshawe, Manchester, Lancashire (formerly of Gatley, Stockport, Manchester)
Chaplain to the Forces 4th class [Capt.] 07.11.1940 [154982]
Hon. Chaplain to the Forces 1946
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Education: St David's College, Lampeter (BA, 1932); St Michael College, Llandaff (1933).
Deacon 1934, priest 1935. St Asaph Curate of Wrexham, 1934-1938. Winshill, 1938-1940.
07.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department
1940 - 1946 served with the Cheshire Regiment in India, Iraq, Persia, Syria, Egypt, Sicily, Italy & NW Europe
Vicar of Pilsley, 1946-1949. Christ Church, Bacup, 1949-1952. Rector of St Thomas Heaton Norris, 1952-1964. Vicar of St Paul, Sale, Diocese of Cheshire, 1964-1975. Warburton, Lymm, Cheshire, 1975-...
Davies,
Brinsley Haywood
B.H. Davies
Son of Henry and Alice Davies.
Married ((12?).1934. Cardiff, Glamorgan) Winifred J. Senington.

Residence: (1943) Royston, Hertfordshire.
(06?).1910
Cardiff, Glamorgan
-
1970
South Africa
2nd Lt. 18.01.1939 [79530]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 17.09.1941-05.11.1943
WS/Capt. 06.11.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Maj. 06.11.1943-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 18.02.1943 Middle East (Egypt and Libya) [citation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
18.01.1939     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
(1942)     2 Army Air Support Control (Cyrenaica & Egypt) (MBE)
12.1943 - ? 2 Air Support Signals Unit (NW Europe)
? - 09.11.1960 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Director, South Witbank Coal, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Davies,
Bruce
B. Davies
Home town (1945): Rickmansworth.
29.09.1910
-
10.2000
Watford, Hertfordshire
2nd Lt.
29.11.1930 [47904]
Lt.
29.11.1933
Capt.
30.10.1936
Maj.
09.07.1939
Lt.Col.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.11.1945
services in the field
Territorial Decoration TD
?
?
29.11.1930


commissioned, 11th London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles) - Territorial Army
29.11.1930
-
15.12.1935
11th London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles) (Pentonville, London)
15.12.1935


transferred to Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
15.12.1935
-
27.06.1938
Battery Officer, 171st Anti-Aircraft Battery [61st (Finsbury Rifles) Anti-Aircraft Brigade] (Pentonville, London)
27.06.1938
-
(01.1939)
Officer Commanding 36th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery [12th (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircaft Brigade] (Pentonvlille, London)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
25.11.1940
-
(04.1941)
Adjutant, ...
01.08.1950
-
29.09.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Davies,
Charles Ernest
C.E. Davies
?
-
Lt. ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1940 [127300]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1942
T/Capt. 18.03.1944-(04.1947)
WS/Capt. 1947? (reld 10.04.1948; disability)
T/Maj. 1947?
Hon. Maj. 10.04.1948
George Medal GM 28.10.1941

in recognition of conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner

17.08.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Davies,
Charles Henry
C.H. Davies
Married Joyce Moore; ... children (two sons?).
07.04.1914
-
10.2003
West Surrey district
Lt. 15.10.1934 [165404]
A/Capt. 06.04.1942-05.07.1942
T/Capt. 06.07.1942-06.12.1945
Capt. 01.01.1948, seniority 07.12.1945
A/Maj. 07.09.1945-06.12.1945
T/Maj. 07.12.1945-31.01.1947
WS/Maj. 01.02.1947
A/Lt.Col. 01.11.1946-31.01.1947
T/Lt.Col. 01.02.1947-08.01.1957
Lt. 13.11.1948, seniority 07.04.1940
Capt. 13.11.1948, seniority 01.07.1946
Maj. 07.04.1951
T/Lt.Col. 03.09.1958-30.07.1962
Lt.Col. 31.07.1962 (retd 08.07.1968)
      served in the ranks for 6 years, 74 days
15.10.1934     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 31.12.1947]
23.05.1945 - 06.09.1945 Staff Officer (Education), Middle East Land Forces
07.09.1945 - 23.02.1946 Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, Indian Education Pool, Middle East Land Forces
24.02.1946 - 31.10.1946 Staff Officer 2nd grade (SO2) (Education), HQ Alexandria District
01.11.1946 - 05.11.1947 Staff Officer 1st grade (SO1) (Education), British Troops in Palestine & Transjordan
01.01.1948     short service commission
19.02.1948 - 14.06.1952 Staff Officer 1st grade (SO1) (Education), HQ Highland District
13.11.1948     permanent commission, Royal Army Educational Corps
18.06.1952 - 03.10.1954 Staff Officer 1st grade (SO1), HQ Northern Command
14.10.1954 - 08.01.1957 Staff Officer 1st grade (SO1), HQ (BR) Corps, British Army of the Rhine
30.09.1957 - 22.07.1958 Chief Education Officer, Gibraltar
03.09.1958 - 03.04.1960 Regn. Offr. R.I. Panel, War Office
06.04.1960 - 30.01.1963 Chief Education Officer, Northern Ireland Command
23.02.1963 - 12.10.1965 Staff Officer 1st grade (SO1) (Education), HQ Cyprus District
Davies,
Daniel
D. Davies
From Rhondda.
?
-
Wt.Offr. Cl. I ?
2nd Lt. 29.04.1942 [244334]
WS/Lt. 29.04.1942
A/Capt. 10.07.1943-(04.1944)
T/Capt. ?
WS/Capt. 27.07.1945
T/Maj. 27.07.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.11.1947, seniority 27.07.1945 (reld 01.11.1954)
Hon. Maj. 01.11.1954
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1954 New Year 54 [citation available upon request]
Military Cross MC 07.12.1944 Italy [citation available upon request]
29.04.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      2nd Royal Horse Artillery (Italy) (MC)
01.11.1947     short service commission
Davies,
David Thomas
D.T. Davies (Photo courtesy of Ann Thomas-Green)
18.08.1905
London
-
17.10.1980
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Staff Sgt. ? [10350940]
2nd Lt. 26.03.1945 [345199]
WS/Lt. 26.09.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
26.03.1945     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [immediate emergency commission from the ranks]
Davies,
Hugh Abbinett
H.A. Davies
Son of Maj. John Hall Mark Davies, OBE, TD, and Amelia Davies (née Griffith), of Hoole, Chester.
Brother of Lt.Col. Robert M.W. Davies.
(12?).1917
Liverpool district, Lancashire
-
16.02.1943
[age 25]
[Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany, 3.C.8]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.03.1940 [121724]
WS/Lt.
?
Education: Oxford University (BA)
?
-
02.03.1940
123rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.03.1940
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (captured)
?
-
16.02.1943
POW in German captivity (Oflag VIIB; probably died from appendicitis)
Davies,
John Harold
J.H. Davies
?
-
Cadet. ?
2nd Lt. 26.09.1942 [247263]
WS/Lt. 26.03.1943
T/Capt. 1945?
Capt. ?
Maj. 01.02.1950
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe
26.09.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
?     Territorial Army
19.03.1954     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Davies,
the Rev. John Samuel Marcus
J.S.M. Davies (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Davies)
J.S.M. Davies (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Davies)
(06?).1905
Llandilofawr district, Carmarthenshire
-
26.09.1990
Llansteffan 
[buried in Llangorwen Churchyard]
Chapl. to the Forces 4th cl. (Capt.)
14.01.1941 [163852] (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Chapl. to the Forces 4th cl. (Capt.)
< 04.1946
Education: BA
14.01.1941
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department (Church of England) [emergency commission]



Chaplain, 1st Battalion ... (Italy & Palestine)
Moved from the Parish of Llangorwen to St Paul’s Parish Llanelli in 1955 and then in 1964 to the Parish of Llansteffan where  he died in office.
Davies,
the Rev. Leslie Lobbett John
L.L.J. Davies
From Llwynhendy/Llanelli.
Married (21.02.1935, London) Iris Regina Rothman Park (04.04.1901 - 29.09.2002); one daughter.

06.06.1907
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
-
25.04.1992
[his ashes were interred in the churchyard at St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales]
Chaplain to the Forces 4th class [Capt.] 23.07.1938 [69686]
T/Chaplain to the Forces 3rd class [Maj.] 20.04.1945 (reld 1945)
Military Cross MC 18.02.1943 Middle East 05-10.42
Education: Christ College, Brecon; Keble College Oxford (where he read History and won his Rugby blue in 1927-8; Wells Theological College (1934-1935) (BA, later MA).
Teacher at public schools in South Africa, first in Capetown and then at St John's in Johannesburg, 1930s. Minor Canon at Brecon Cathedral in Wales, 1936.
23.07.1928     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class AA (ii))
18.12.1936 - 22.07.1938 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
23.07.1938     commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department - Territorial Army (Church of England)
(01.1939)     attached to Welsh Division
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
09.1939 - 07/08.1941 attached to the South Wales Borderers
1941? - 1942? 8th Army (Middle East)
1943? - 1945? attached to the 31st Field Regiment RA (Italy & Greece))
? - 06.06.1962 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Vicar of St David's, Llanfaes, Brecon, and then in 1954 of St. Katherine's Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire. He was made a Canon of St David's Cathedral in 1964. In 1968 he became Vicar of St. Mary's Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire and he retired on reaching the age of 70 in June 1977.
Davies,
Ralph Gwyn
R.G. Davies

From Bleadon, Somerset.
Married Peggy (predeceased him); two daughters.
03.05.1918
-
18.09.2009
Bradpole, Bridport
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.06.1941 [193370]
WS/Lt.
?
Lt.
17.11.1945, seniority 28.01.1942
A/Capt.
21.04.1944-20.07.1944
T/Capt.
21.07.1944-20.01.1945
WS/Capt.
21.01.1945
Capt.
28.07.1946
A/Maj.
21.10.1944-20.01.1945
T/Maj.
21.01.1945-12.06.1946,
14.07.1953-27.07.1953
Maj.
28.07.1953
T/Lt.Col.
20.09.1963-26.03.1964
Lt.Col.
27.03.1964 (retd 03.05.1973)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1972
New Year 72
Military Cross MC
08.02.1945
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
19.05.1950
Malaya 07.49-12.49
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
08.10.1948
-



served in the ranks, Territorial Army for 1 year, 292 days (24.08.1939 mobilized TA)
21.06.1941
 
 
commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) [emergency commission to 16.11.1945]
(1945)
 
 
1st Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry (Burma)
17.11.1945
 
 
permanent commission
18.01.1952
-
13.07.1953
Staff Captain, Provost Highland District
14.07.1953
-
03.08.1955
Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal, Provost Company
04.06.1955


transferred, Corps of Royal Military Police
08.04.1959
-
30.11.1961
Deputy Assistant Provost Mashal, HQ (British) Corps
06.01.1962
-
04.09.1963
Deputy Assistant Provost Mashal, HQ ... Division
20.09.1963
-
(02.1967)
Assistant Provost Marshal, HQ Southern Command
Davies,
Robert
R. Davies
R. Davies
R. Davies R. Davies
R. Davies R. Davies

Son of John Sampson Davies (1866-1938), of St Erth, and Annie Vingoe (1871-1938).
Married 1st (24.03.1920, Lincoln, Ont., Canada; divorced 1947) Isabella Malcolm Coupland (29.05.1897-c.1970), daughter of Robert John Coupland, and Sarah Scott Graham; two sons, two daughters.
Marreid 2nd (1947, Newcastle) June Draper; two children.

03.10.1900
Newlyn, Cornwall
-
27.09.1975
Sydney, NSW, Australia
[buried North Rhyde, Sydney, NSW]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
06.03.1940 [122933]
T/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
? (cashiered by sentence of a general court-martial 01.06.1942)
George Cross GC
30.09.1940
bomb disposal St Paul's, London 12.09.40 [investiture 02.1942] *
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
* Lieutenant Davies was the officer in charge of the party detailed to recover.the bomb which fell in the vicinity of St. Paul's Cathedral. So conscious was this officer of the imminent danger to the Cathedral that regardless of personal risk he spared neither himself nor his men in their efforts to locate the bomb. After unremitting effort, during which all ranks knew that an explosion might occur at any moment, the bomb was successfully extricated. In order to shield his men from further danger, Lieutenant Davies himself drove the vehicle in which the bomb was removed and personally carried out its disposal.
Education: BA.
Emigrated to Canada during WWI and joined the Canadian Army on 11.01. 1918. He returned to Cornwall in the 1930s.
06.03.1940
 
 
commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(1940)
 
 
bomb disposal (UK)
?
-
1942
served in the Middle East
01.06.1942
 
 
cashiered from the Army and sentenced to two years' imprisonment [remitted 6 months] for fraudulent behaviour (improper use of government materials & manpower, personal enrichment)
Emigrated to Australia, 1950.
Davies,
Robert Michael Wynne
R.M.W. Davies
Son of Maj. John Hall Mark Davies, OBE, TD, and Amelia Davies (née Griffith), of Hoole, Chester.
Brother of Lt. Hugh A. Davies.
From Birkdale, Lancashire.
Married; ... children.
10.10.1920
Liverpool district, Lancashire
-
04.1985
Bangor district, Caernarvonshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.10.1941 [210375]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
10.04.1944-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
?
Capt. RARO
01.04.1950
Hon. Maj.
01.04.1950
Hon. Lt.Col.
31.10.1970
Military Cross MC
17.06.1943
Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Territorial Decoration TD
15.05.1962
-
Education: Brasenose College, Oxford University
04.10.1941
 
 
commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]



50th (Northumbrian) Divisional Signals (North Africa, Scilly, Italy & Nijmegen (the Netherlands))
01.04.1950
 
 
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
01.11.1949
-
31.10.1970
Lieutenant, Highgate School Contingent, Combined Cadet Force, Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve (from 01.11.1949 also A/Capt., later A/Lt.Col.)
Davies,
Thomas
T. Davies
Married ((03?).1946, Cardiff district, Glamorgan) Sarah Elizabeth Watkins; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
 
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 14.12.1941 [226921]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946 (removed from the Army on conviction by the Civil Power 24.11.1951)
14.12.1941     commissioned, The Welch Regiment [emergency commission]
Davies,
Thomas Keith Walters
T.K.W. Davies (Photo courtesy of Mr Alistair Davies)
Son of the Rev. Daniel Davies, rector of Tredegar Parish, and Frances Alice Walters.
Married Virginia Fay Bruce; one daughter, one son.
05.02.1919
Penygraig in the Rhonda Valley, Bedwellty district, Wales
-
23.11.2000

Great Bookham, Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Gnr.
?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
24.02.1940 [121283]
WS/Lt.
24.08.1941 (reld late 1946)
T/Capt.
21.02.1943-(04.1946)
Lt. TA
12.06.1952, seniority 04.06.1945
Capt. TA
11.12.1952
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
France and Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Education: scholarships to Denstone School (Head of School) and to Jesus College, 
Cambridge University in 1939
?
-
24.02.1940
121st Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot)
24.02.1940
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
24.02.1940 - 1945 110th Field Regiment RA
24.02.1940
-
22.06.1940
66th Infantry Division
UK
10.07.1940
-
31.08.1944
59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division
UK, from 27.06.1944 France
01.09.1944
-
01.1945
Army Group Troops, 21st Army Group (for disposal & attachment to units under command)
NW Europe
09.1944
-
10.1944?
attached 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division
Operation Market-Garden (airborne operations, Eindhoven / Nijmegen / Arnhem)
mid 10.1944
-
11.1944
attached 2nd Canadian Corps, from 03.11.1944-06.11.1944 9th Army Group Royal Artillery
Operation Infatuate I (assault on Flushing, Walcheren) [probably served as Forward Observation Officer (FOO) attached to 4th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers]
03.1945


attached 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division
Operation Plunder (Rhine crossing) [served as Forward Observation Officer (FOO)]
1945

 
Flak Disarmament Staff, HQ 56th Infantry Brigade (British Army of the Rhine)



assigned to command a German POW camp
12.06.1952
-
19.04.1954
commissioned, Territorial Army
?
-
11.12.1952
307th Field Regiment RA
20.04.1954
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Returned to Cambridge, Graduated Double First in History and Political Philosophy, 1948. Joined Boots the Chemist, 1948, retiring as Director in 1980.
Davies,
Walton Ifor
W.I. Davies
Son of ... Davies, and ... Lewis.
Married ((12?).1934, Bromley district, Kent) Daisy E.E. Hall.
10.08.1911
Bridport district, Dorset
-
(09?).1974
Canterbury district, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.08.1941 [198694]
WS/Lt. 14.06.1942
T/Capt. 14.06.1942-30.10.1943
WS/Capt. 01.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 01.11.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
? - 02.08.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.08.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(04.1944)     seconded Indian Army
Davies-Scourfield,
Edward Grismond Beaumont
"Gris"
E.G.B. Davies-Scourfield
E.G.B. Davies-Scourfield
4th son of Henry George Davies­Scourfield, and Helen Newton.
Married (1945) Diana Lilias Davidson (died 15.08.2009); one son, one daughter.

02.08.1918
Patching, Sussex
-
20.11.2006
Alton, Hampshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.08.1938 [77674]
Lt. 01.01.194
A/Capt. 22.08.1945-14.09.1945,
13.10.1945-18.12.1945
T/Capt. 19.12.1945-30.06.1946
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 20.02.1947-19.05.1947
T/Maj. 20.05.1947-24.08.1951
Maj. 25.08.1951
Lt.Col. 01.07.1960 (supernumerary 01.07.1963)
T/Col. 01.08.1962-30.05.1963
Col. 31.05.1963
local Brig. 06.02.1964-12.02.1964
T/Brig. 13.02.1964-18.05.1966
local Brig. 19.05.1966-05.06.1966
T/Brig. 06.06.1966-30.12.1966
Brig. 31.12.1966 (retd 02.08.1973)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.06.1966 HM's birthday 66 (Joint Services Team, Ghana)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 27.04.1951 Malaya
Military Cross MC 20.09.1945 Calais 40
Mention in Despatches MID 14.11.1946 prisoner of war
Education: Winchester College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (King's Medal and the Anson Memorial Sword); Staff College, Camberley (psc),
25.08.1938     commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
      served War of 1939-1945 (despatches 1945)
? - 05.1940 Platoon Commander, The King's Royal Rifle Corps (France (defence of Calais) [captured])
05.1940 - 04.1945 prisoner of war in German captivity (several escape attempts, of Colditz fame)
13.10.1945 - 26.09.1946 Staff Captain, War Office
07.04.1949 - 01.02.1951 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Intelligence), HQ Malaya District
26.11.1953 - 13.10.1955 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (Operationa), Northern Army Group
03.10.1957 - 11.05.1960 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
01.07.1960     transferred to the Rifle Brigade
01.07.1960 - 1962 Commanding Officer, Rifle Brigade (from 02.02.1962 3rd Green Jackets)
01.08.1962 - 06.02.1964 Brigade Colonel, Green Jackets Brigade
13.02.1964 - 18.03.1966 Head of British Joint Training Mission to Ghana
23.08.1966 - 1969 Deputy Commander, Cyprus District & Commander, Troops Malta
1970 - 1973 Commander, Salisbury Plain Area
General Secretary, National Association of Boys Clubs, 1973-1982.
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Hampshire, 1984.
Published: In presence of my foes (1991; memoirs)
D'Avigdor-Goldsmid,
Sir Henry Joseph;
2nd Baronet
J.S. Dawes

Brother of Maj.Gen. Sir James Arthur d'Avigdor-Goldsmid.

10.06.1909
-
11.12.1976
2nd Lt. 12.06.1938 [75791]
WS/Capt. 19.01.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 30.10.1943-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO 21.06.1945 NW Europe
Military Cross MC 01.03.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
12.06.1938     commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      53rd Reconnaissance Regiment RAC
D'Avigdor-Goldsmid,
[Sir] James Arthur;
3rd Baronet
J.S. Dawes

Brother of Maj. Sir Henry Joseph d'Avigdor-Goldsmid.

19.12.1912
-
06.09.1987
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [53668]
... ...
Maj.Gen. 31.10.1962, seniority 06.04.1962
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB ? ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1955 New Year 55
Military Cross MC 31.08.1944 NW Europe
01.09.1932     commissioned, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
Davis,
Michael [de Lancey Summersell]
M. Davis (Photo courtesy of Jessica West)
Married (09.08.1952, Greenwich district, Kent) Janet L. Harding; two daughters.
24.02.1922
-
2nd Lt. 20.05.1939
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 16.07.1942-04.09.1945
WS/Capt. 05.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 04.1947
20.05.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
Davy,
George Mark Oswald
G.M.O. Davy
Son of late Capt. George Charles Hague Davy, and Mrs Davy, of Cample Haye, Tavistock.
Married ((09?).1932, Hertford district, Hertfordshire) Isabel Gwendolen "Den" Hay (17.05.1907 - 14.10.1970), elder daughter of late Edward Alan Hay, of Bengeo House, Hertford; one son. 

22.09.1898
Doncaster district, Lincolnshire / Nottinghamshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
16.06.1983

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (formerly of Alyth, Blairgowrie, Perthshire)
2nd Lt.
25.01.1918 [15589]
Lt.
25.07.1919
Capt.
25.01.1931
local Maj.
06.01.1937-30.06.1938
Bt. Maj.
01.07.1938
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
19.03.1940-18.06.1940
T/Lt.Col.
19.06.1940-07.07.1940,
20.03.1941-25.01.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
26.01.1942
Lt.Col.
30.01.1944
A/Col.
26.07.1941-25.01.1942
T/Col.
26.01.1942-30.12.1944
Col.
31.12.1944 (retd 12.01.1948)
A/Brig.
26.07.1941-25.01.1942
T/Brig.
26.01.1942-24.08.1945
Hon. Brig.
12.01.1948
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
05.07.1945
Italy
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
18.02.1943
Middle East
Distinguished Service Order DSO
20.01.1942
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1944
Middle East
Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
18.07.1947
?
BWM 14|20, VM
Gold Cross of Merit with Swords, Poland.
Education: Charterhouse; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; psc, ns
25.01.1918
 
 
commissioned, Royal Field Artillery
07.02.1918
-
25.04.1918
served France & Belgium (captured; POW)
1919
-
1919
Gunnery course, School of Gunnery, Shoeburyness
1919
-
1920
service in 130th Brigade RFA (28th Division) (Anatolia)
1920
 
 
service with RFA, India



ADC to the High Commissioner in Egypt, then Intelligence Officer, HQ British Troops in Egypt
29.11.1930
-
12.05.1931
special appointment (Class FF), Egypt
28.03.1931
 
 
transferred, 3rd King's Own Hussars (India)
1932
-
1933
staff course, Staff College, Camberley (psc)
01.04.1935
-
05.01.1937
Brigade Major, 150th Infantry Brigade (Northern Command)
06.01.1937
-
08.01.1939
Company Commander (General Staff Officer) (Class CC to 31.07.1938), Royal Military College, Sandhurst
1939
-
1939
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich (ns)
02.09.1939
-
18.03.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (specially employed France 05.09.1939-18.03.1940) [Chief Staff
Officer, British Mission to French Gen Maurice Gustave Gamelin, Paris, France,
led by Maj Gen Sir Richard Granville Hylton Howard-Vyse]
19.03.1940
-
15.05.1940
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)
16.05.1940
-
30.05.1940
specially employed: Head of War Office Mission to King Leopold, Belgium
31.05.1940
-
30.05.1941
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), British Troops Headquarters, Greece (for evacuation of British forces from
Greece 04.1941) *
02.06.1941
-
18.07.1941
acting Commander, 3rd Armoured Brigade (Egypt, Libya)
26.07.1941
-
08.12.1941
Commander, 7th Armoured Brigade (7th Armoured Division) (Egypt, Libya, Egypt)
09.12.1941
-
24.03.1942
Brigadier General Staff (Middle East)
28.03.1942
-
09.01.1944
Director of Military Operations, General HQ Middle East
10.01.1944
-
07.06.1944
Brigadier General Staff (Operations), Allied Force HQ Algiers
1944
-
1945
commanded Land Forces Adriatic, southern Italy
1945
-
1947
War Office representative with the Polish Forces
12.01.1948
-
22.09.1956
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
1956
-
01.03.1959
recommissioned for special duties, Middle East
Became professional painter (of horses in oils and of landscapes and seascapes in watercolours) and sculptor. Vice­President, Chelsea Art Society; Associate Member, National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers.
Published: The Seventh and three enemies : the story of World War II and the 7th Queen's Own Hussars (1953).
* other source: Second-in-Command, 3rd Hussars (7th Armoured Brigade, Western Desert), 1940-1941
Davy,
James Sydney
J.S. Davy
Son of Joseph Davy, and Annie Amelia Percival.
30.01.1914
Woolwich district, London
-
06.1983

Auckland, New Zealand
WS/Sgt. ?
Lt. (Technical Maintenance Officer) 29.08.1943 [309176]
Lt. (Technical Officer Telecommunications) 16.04.1952, seniority 26.09.1949
Capt. (TOT) 26.09.1955
Maj. (TOT) 26.09.1961
29.08.1943     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      1st Airborne Division
16.04.1952     Supplementary Reserve of Officers, renamed as Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
16.11.1962     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Dawe,
Ernest Benjamin
E.B. Dawe
Married
three times; four sons, one daughter.
01.08.1917
-
02.1991

Lewes district, Sussex
Lt. 31.10.1942 [250658]
WS/Capt. 31.10.1943
T/Maj. 22.02.1945-23.01.1946
WS/Maj. 24.01.1946 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. ?
Education: Guy's Hospital (MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 15.01.1941).
31.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
? - ? Assistant Director of Medical Services, Allied Land Forces South East Asia
Late Registrar, Department of Child Health, Guy's Hospital. Appointed Factory Doctor, Ventnor district, Southampton, 1950s. Examr. Med. Off. Attendance Allowance/Mobility Allowance Bd. DHSS.
Dawes,
John Sandys
J.S. Dawes

(09?).1924
Faversham district, Surrey / Kent
-
22.10.2004

[age 80]
Perth and Kinross district, Scotland
Cadet
? [14218470]
2nd Lt.
09.01.1944 [304670]
WS/Lt.
09.07.1944
2nd Lt.
08.12.1945, seniority 12.06.1945
Lt.
12.12.1946
Capt.
12.06.1951 (retd 11.10.1955)
Military Cross MC
24.01.1946
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
NW Europe
Education: Stowe School (...-1942)
09.01.1944


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 07.12.1945]



served The Royal Scots Greys (NW Europe)
08.12.1945


permanent commission
16.08.1947


transferred to The Royal Scots Greys
       
 
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