British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Dobbie,
William George Shedden

W.G.S. Dobbie W.G.S. Dobbie
W.G.S. Dobbie  
Son of late W.H. Dobbie, CIE.
Married (1904) Sybil (died 1962),
youngest daughter of Capt. Orde­
Browne, RA; one son, one daughter
(and one son killed in action).
12.07.1879
Madras
-
03.10.1964
Kensington, London
2nd Lt.
06.08.1899
Maj.Gen.
19.11.1932 (retd 25.08.1939)

GCMG 1942 (CMG 1919); KCB 1941 (CB 1930); DSO 1916; Hon. LLD (Leeds,
Royal Malta).

Education: Charterhouse (Classical Scholar); RMA Woolwich; passed through School of Military Engineering,
Chatham.
1928
-
1932
Brigade Commander, Egypt
1933
-
1935
Inspector of the Royal Engineers, Commander of the
Chatham Area, Commandant School of Military
Engineering, and OC, RE Depôt, Chatham
1935
-
1939
General Officer Commanding Malaya
04.1940
-
07.05.1942
Governor of Malta
Served S. Africa (medal 5 clasps); served abroad and in Ireland; passed into Staff College, Camberley, 1911; served
European War, 1914-1918 (Legion of Honour, despatches seven times, DSO, Brevet Lieut­Colonel, Mons ribbon,
CMG, Officer d'Ordre Léopold, Croix de Guerre, Belgian, Croix de Guerre avec palme, French); Brevet Colonel, 1922;
Lieut­Colonel, 1925; Colonel, 1926; Major­General, 1932; temp. Lieut­General, 1940; General Staff Officer, 1st
grade, War Office, 1926-1928; Western Command, 1928.
Colonel Commandant RE, 1940-1947.
Published: A Very Present Help, 1945; Active Service with Christ, 1948; a few articles in military magazines

Dobbin,
Stafford

S. Dobbin
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
30.10.1914
Belfast
-
27.05.1995
Lt. 27.09.1939 [103397]
WS/Capt. 27.09.1940 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Education: MB, BCh, BAO Belfast 08.07.1938; DA England 1946.
27.09.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      seconded, The Somerset Light Infantry (wounded at Monte Cassino)
General practitioner (Arthur & Dobbin), Ballynahinch, Co. Down, later Hillsborough, Co. Down, later Bradford, Yorkshire (McCavana, Dobbin, Glover & Fieldhouse, later Dobbin, Grover & Michie). Clinical assistant, Westwood Hospital, Bradford.
Doble,
Roderick Lawrence

R.L. Doble
First son of Rev. Robert Doble (1883-1961), and Edith Lillie Knott, of Great Chesterford, Essex.
Married ((09?).1938, Rochford district, Essex) Kathleen J. Preedy.
24.09.1912
Capetown, South Africa
-
19.01.2004
Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.11.1940 [158946]
WS/Lt. 21.10.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 21.10.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.03.1995 -
Education: Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University (BA 1932, MA 1937).
? - 30.11.1940 either 151st or 152nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
30.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
12.1943 - ? 2 Air Support Signals Unit (NW Europe)
Dobree,
Thomas Saumarez
T.S. Dobree
Married Betty Dobree.
09.08.1895
-
12.10.1983
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
23.11.1916 [1394]
Lt.
23.05.1918
Capt.
23.11.1929
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
24.09.1940-23.12.1940
T/Lt.Col.
24.12.1940-16.10.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
17.10.1942
A/Col.
17.04.1942-16.10.1942
T/Col.
17.10.1942-21.06.1945
Col.
22.06.1945 (retd 21.05.1949)
A/Brig.
17.04.1942-16.10.1942
T/Brig.
17.10.1942-25.09.1945
A/Maj.Gen.
18.02.1945-12.03.1945,
03.06.1945-18.06.1945
Hon. Brig.
21.05.1949
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
20.09.1945
Italy
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.10.1944
Italy
Military Cross MC
26.09.1917
*
Military Cross MC
16.09.1918
**
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East
WWI: British War Medal; Victory Medal; Iraq: Iraq Medal and Clasp
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting as forward observing officer. Whilst reconnoitring for a suitable position from which to observe, he captured, single-handed, thirteen of the enemy in a house, threatening them with his revolver. He was accompanied by one unarmed signaller only at the moment, and by his cool and determined action was able to hand over his prisoners to the nearest infantry unit.
** For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty with his battery in a very exposed position, when the enemy was attacking in echelon down slopes 800 yards away. Heavy fire was opened on. the battery, one detachment being wiped out, and the gun put out of action, but this officer, by his courage and coolness in sticking to it, enabled the battery to do great execution among the massed enemy.
23.11.1916


commissioned, Royal Artillery



served War of 1914-1918 (France & Belgium 12.1916-11.11.1918) (wounded twice)
1919
-
1920
Iraq Operations
16.04.1935-
-
15.01.1939
Adjutant, 87th (1st West Lancashire) Field Regiment, Territorial Army (UK)
(03.1941)
-
(11.1941)
Commanding Officer, 1st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (Eritrea, Western Desert)
17.04.1942
-
26.02.1943
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 8th Indian Division (India)
21.02.1943
-
14.01.1945
Commander, 19th Indian Infantry Brigade (India, Italy)
09.02.1945
-
17.02.1945
Brigade Commander (India)
18.02.1945
-
12.03.1945
Divisional Commander (India)
Dobson,
?
Dobson
?
-
?
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
(04.1945)     14th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment
Dobson,
James
Richard Easton
"Dick"
J.R.E. Dobson
Married Rona McDougall Dobson, writer and art critic (predeceased him); children.
(12?).1919
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
04.05.2008
2nd Lt.
05.10.1940 [151318]
WS/Lt.
05.04.1942
T/Capt.
23.07.1943-(04.1946)
Lt. TA
20.09.1948, seniority 05.12.1942
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1946
Mediterranean
05.10.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
20.09.1948


transferred, Intelligence Corps - Territorial Army
Control Commission for Germany 1946-1949; International Authority for the Ruhr, Düsseldorf, 1949-1951; Nato International Staff, Paris and Brussels, 1951-1984.
Dobson,
James Samuel

J.S. Dobson
From Aberdeen, Scotland.
?
[possibly: 1892?]
-
2nd Lt.
05.12.1942 [253327]
WS/Lt.
05.06.1943
A/Capt.
(1944)
T/Capt.
01.06.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. TA
21.11.1951 (retd 03.05.1956)
Military Cross MC
23.08.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
19.05.1953
& 1st clasp
05.12.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
21.11.1951
-
03.05.1956
Territorial Army
03.05.1956
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Dobson,
John Sandford

J.S. Dobson
?
-
Lt.
?
2nd Lt.
05.05.1941 [188901]
WS/Lt.
05.05.1941
T/Capt.
05.08.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
01.05.1945
05.05.1941


commissioned, General List, Infantry [emergency commission]
(05.1945)


Officer Commanding, 65th Field Security Section
(04.1946)


Unemployed List
Dobson,
Kenneth Bradbury
K.B. Dobson
Son of ... Dobson, and ... Addison.
Married ((12?).1949, Burnley district, Lancashire) Dorothy Joy Pile; two daughters, one son.
25.12.1919
South Shields district, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
30.01.2008
Bray, Berkshire ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.05.1941 [186533]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. 08.03.1946-07.06.1946
T/Capt. 08.06.1946-14.02.1947
A/Maj. 17.06.1946-13.08.1946
Lt. 28.06.1947, seniority 03.09.1942
Capt. 28.06.1947, seniority 03.03.1947
T/Maj. 01.11.1951-02.03.1954
Maj. 03.03.1954, seniority 10.01.1954
local Lt.Col. 07.05.1959-11.06.1959
T/Lt.Col. 12.06.1959-16.10.1963
Lt.Col. (Emp List 1) 17.10.1963 (supernumerary 17.10.1966) (retd 26.04.1969)
      served in the ranks for 251 days
10.05.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 27.06.1947]
28.06.1947     permanent commission
25.05.1950 - 06.10.1952 Instructor in Gunnery, School of Artillery
13.01.1955 - 08.10.1956 Technical Staff Officer 2nd grade (TSO2), ...
12.05.1959 - 22.08.1962 Technical Staff Officer 1st grade (TSO1), Res. Staff, USA
04.10.1962 - 11.03.1965 Technical Staff Officer 1st grade (TSO1), War Office
Dockrell,
Thomas Hayes

T.H. Dockrell T.H. Dockrell (Photo courtesy of Cathy Thompson)
Son (with three brothers and one sister) of Henry Morgan Dockrell (1880-1955), and Alice Evelyn Hayes (1883-1969).
Married 1st ((09?).1940, Kettering district, Northamptonshire) Ena Claire Newton ((03?).1914 - 12.06.1964); three daughters.
Married 2nd ((12?).1965, Northampton, Northamptonshire) Janet Megan Miller (20.11.1933 - ), daughter of Alexander Miller (1901-1993), and Millicent Alice Smart (1901-1951).
16.03.1907
Dublin, Ireland
-
04.01.1970
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Capt. 23.10.1936 [66208]
WS/Maj. 29.09.1945 (reld < 04.1945)
Hon. Maj. < 04.945
T/Lt.Col. (1946)
Maj. 29.12.1950, seniority 25.01.1950
A/Lt.Col. 29.12.1952-08.07.1954
Lt.Col. 09.07.1954, seniority 29.12.1952
A/Col. 25.01.1956-12.09.1957
Col. 13.09.1957, seniority 25.01.1956 (reld 31.10.1961)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Territorial Decoration TD 03.11.1950 & 1st clasp
Education: St. Andrew's College, Dublin; Lycée Lakanal, Paris; Trinity College, Dublin; MD (MB, BCh, BAO 1930), FRCSI 1935.
Member of Irish men's water polo team at the Olympic Games 1928, Amsterdam.
23.10.1936     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      based for a while at Aldershot, served in West Africa, returned to the UK and was part of the D-Day landings, then the Nijmegen assault; He moved up with troops, and ran a mobile operating theatre behind the front to treat the wounded as quickly as possible; he assisted in the liberation of at least one concentration camp
? - 28.12.1952 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
29.12.1952 - 31.10.1961 Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
After holding the posts of house-surgeon at the Victoria Hospital, Blackpool and Dr. Steevens's Hospital, Dublin, he came to Northampton in 1933 as house surgeon to Mr. Wilson Stuart at the Manfield Orthopaedic Hospital where, apart from the war years, he had an unbroken record of service. During the second world war served as a Territorial Officer with the Army in West Africa and France, being mentioned in dispatches and eventually attaining the rank of colonel. After demobilization he was appointed surgeon to the Manfield Orthopaedic and Northampton General Hospitals in 1946. He soon became a well-known figure because of his interest in local politics, which resulted in his becoming mayor of Northampton. Many will remember him on the occasion of the B.M.A. Clinical Meeting in Northampton in April 1964 when he carried out the duties of Branch president with distinction. He was involved in the Masons.
Dod,
Geoffrey Francis
G.F. Dod (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
31.07.1921
-
(03?).1971
Sapper Cadet ?
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
      not commissioned
Dodd,
George Ernest
G.E. Dodd (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan Yates)
Married Joan ... (predeceased him); one daughter.
08.04.1919
-
12.04.2010
King's Lynn, Norfolk (formerly of Southwell, Nottinghamshire)
2nd Lt. 26.01.1939 [85661]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 17.03.1941-16.06.1941
T/Capt. 17.06.1941-16.10.1942,
12.01.1944-30.06.1946
Capt. 01.07.1946
Maj. 26.01.1952 (retd 04.1974)
local Lt.Col. 17.06.1959-31.01.1960
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
GenSM - & clasp Malaya
Education: Christ's Hospital.
26.01.1939     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters
1939 - 1944 8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Ireland & UK)
1944 - 1945 5th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment
1945 - ? 2nd Battalion King's African Rifles (Uganda, from 04.1945 India)
? - 1948 GHQ Middle East Land Forces
1948 - 1954 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
1954 - 1956 War Office (London)
1956 - 1959 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
1959 - 1960 Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
1960 - 1962 Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
1962 - 1965 Jungle Training Centre (Australia)
Regimental Secretary and Curator of Regimental Museum, Nottingham. Custodianship of Foresters War Memorial, Crich, Derbyshire. Treasurer of Southwell Civic Society. Secretary of PROBUS, Southwell.
Dodson,
Denis Alfred
D.A. Dodson (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
27.06.1909
Islington district, London
-
1999?
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2nd Lt. 15.07.1940 [139496]
... ...
WS/Maj. 13.02.1945
T/Lt.Col. 13.02.1945-(04.1946)
15.07.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Doig,
George William Lawson *
G.W.L. Doig
Son of William Lowson Doig, and Jessie Ann Thom, of Forfar, Angus, Scotland.
Husband of May D Doig, of Forfar.

* third Christian name also found as: Lowson
1908
Forfar district, Angus, Scotland
-
22.11.1942
Kwazulu, Natal, South Africa
[age 34]
[Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery, South Africa, F.289]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.11.1941 [214650]
WS/Lt.
1942?
01.11.1941


commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) [emergency commission]
?
-
22.11.1942
1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry
Dolphin,
John Robert Vernon

J.R.V. Dolphin
Son of Harold Evelyn Dolphin, and Dorothy Rachel Burton, of Christleton, Chester.
Married (1966) Mary Evelyn Fisher.
01.10.1905
Christleton, Chester
-
02.05.1973
Whitchurch-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt.
27.04.1928 [39713]
Lt.
27.04.1931
T/Capt.
01.12.1939-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
03.07.1942
T/Lt.Col.
03.07.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946 & 12.11.1960
Maj.
01.01.1949
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
31.05.1956
HM's birthday 56
Territorial Decoration TD
?
-
Education: Marlborough College; Loughborough Engineering College (DLC)
Student Apprentice, Hydraulic Engineering Co., Chester, 1926-1928; Inspector, Selection Trust Ltd, 1929-1930; Manager, Austin Hoy and Co. Ltd, 1930-1934; Sales Manager and Engineer, Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Co. Ltd; John Dolphin Ltd, Consultants, 1938.



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

27.04.1928


commissioned, 4th/5th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment - Territorial Army
15.07.1931
-
12.11.1960
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



Commanding Officer Inter-Services Research Station, Welwyn, Hertfordshire (SOE Station IX)
01.06.1943


transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechnical Engineers
Managing Director, Corgi Motor Cycle Co. Ltd, Dolphin Industrial Developments Ltd, and Hydraulic Developments Ltd, 1946-1950; Chief Engineer, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, 1951-1957; Engineer-in-Chief, Research Group, UKAEA, 1957-1959; Joint Managing Director, Lansing Bagnall Ltd and J. E. Shay Ltd, 1959-1964. Director, TI (Group Services) Ltd, 1964-1968. FInstF 1939. Inventions include: Welman One­man Submarine; Welbike Parachutists' Motorcycle; Corgi Motorcycle; Harrier Folding Jeep; Hoy Double Box Coal Cutter Chain; Lina­Loda Freight Handling Machine; Turret (3­way reach) Truck.
Donaghy,
A G
A.G. Donaghy (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
?
-
?
Sapper Cadet ?
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
      not commissioned ?
Donald,
William Ellis

W.E. Donald
Son of Thomas McQueen Donald (1848-1886), and Agnes Whitelaw Anderson (1853-1884).
Married (c. 1936) Antonia Adolphina Strijp
18.04.1884
Glasgow, Scotland
-
1975
Glasgow, Scotland
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. 30.07.1919 (reld 16.02.1921)
Lt. 27.03.1940 [125992]
T/Capt. 26.05.1940-(04.1947)
Education: Alan Glen's School, Glasgow; Edinburgh University (chemistry graduate).
WW I     temporary commission, Corps of Royal Engineers (served in Mons and Ypres)
1930s     fought in the Spanish Civil War
27.03.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
15.07.1940     transferred, Intelligence Corps
Donkersley,
Frank Ewart
F.E. Donkersley
Son of William E. Donkersley (1881-1956), and Mary A. Waddington.
Married ((06?).1937, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Mary Teresa Sadler (15.09.1916 - (06?).1972), daughter (with two sisters and two brothers) of Henry Norman Sadler (1889-1967), and Eleanor Gertrude Devlin; three daughters, six sons.
23.02.1912
Halifax district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
04.1990
Solihull South West district, West Midlands
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 23.07.1938 [76509]
WS/Lt. 29.06.1941 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 15.03.1943-(10.1943)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Lt. RARO 01.11.1947, seniority 01.01.1941
Capt. TA 31.12.1952 (reld 29.08.1962)
      late Officer Cadet, Birmingham University Contingent, Officer Training Corps
      served in the ranks, 1st (City of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade,
Royal Artillery, Territorial Army
23.07.1938

commissioned, The Duke 0f Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
... - ... ...
01.11.1947 - 31.12.1952 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
31.12.1952 - 01.07.1959 Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
01.07.1959 - 29.08.1962 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Donnellan,
J
J. Donnellan
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. ?
Capt. (03.1945)
?     commissioned, ? [emergency commission?]
(03.1945)     HQ 23rd (Chindit) Infantry Brigade
Doresa,
Eric Constantine

E.C. Doresa
11.06.1904
Wandsworth, London
-
06.02.1991
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2nd Lt.
10.06.1939 [89403] (reld 26.02.1941; ill-health)



late Cadet Serjeant, Charterhouse School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
10.06.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"A" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
Dorman-Smith *,
Eric Edward
"Chink"

E.E. Dorman-Smith E.E. Dorman-Smith
E.E. Dorman-Smith E.E. Dorman-Smith
The first of the three sons of Edward Dorman-Smith (1870–1947), justice of the peace, and his wife, Amy (1874–1961), daughter of Edith and William Patterson of Liverpool.
Married 1st (1927) Estelle Dawson (born 1903) (marriage dissolved 1948).
Married 2nd (17.05.1949) Eve Nott (née Harben); one son, one daughter.

* changed in 1949 last name by deed poll to:
Dorman-O'Gowan

24.07.1895
Bellamont Forest, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
-
11.05.1969
Lisdarne Hospital, co. Cavan
[
buried at the church of St John the Evangelist, Dartry, co. Monaghan, Ireland]
2nd Lt.
25.02.1914 [8427]
T/Lt.
15.11.1914-27.12.1914
Lt.
02.01.1915
27.04.1915, seniority 28.12.1914
T/Capt.
28.06.1915-25.08.1916
Capt.
26.08.1916
A/Maj.
16.10.1917-03.11.1917
T/Maj.
07.07.1918-27.01.1919
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1931
Maj.
23.11.1933
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1934
Lt.Col.
26.04.1937 (half-pay/full-pay 10.05.1938-01.07.1938)
Bt. Col.
10.05.1938, seniority 10.05.1937
Col.
01.07.1938, seniority 10.05.1937 (retd 14.12.1944)
T/Brig.
10.05.1938-(04.1941),
17.09.1942-(04.1944)
A/Maj.Gen.
16.06.1942-06.08.1942
Hon. Brig.
14.12.1944
Military Cross MC
1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.05.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
09.01.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41
Mention in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
Middle East 05.42-10.42
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - & clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: at home, Lambrooke preparatory school & Uppingham School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1912-1914); Staff College (21.01.1927-...; psc)
25.02.1914


commissioned, Northumberland Fusiliers
World War I


served in France & Belgium (13.08.1914-02.09.1914, 28.10.1914-20.12.1914, 05.02.1915-03.08.1915, 20.01.1916-01.05.1916 & 25.07.1917-25.11.1917) and Italy (26.11.1917-04.11.1918) (wounded three times)
16.10.1917
-
03.11.1917
Second-in-Command, 10th Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers
09.04.1918
-
06.07.1918
Adjutant, 12th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
07.07.1918
-
27.01.1919
Second-in-Command, 12th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
28.01.1919
-
31.08.1919
Assistant Military Landing Officer (Class FF), HQ for Embarkation Duties, Italy
12.06.1921
-
11.06.1924
Adjutant, The Northumberland Fusiliers  (served in Ireland, 1920-1922 & Germany)
28.08.1924
-
20.01.1927
Officer of a Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
15.01.1929
-
10.07.1931
General Staff Officer (Instructor in Tactics) (Class CC), School of Military Engineering (Chatham)
11.07.1931
-
14.01.1933
Brigade Major, 6th (Experimental) Infantry Brigade (Aldershot Command) (Blackdown)
(06.1933)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers (York)
16.01.1934
-
31.12.1935
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (London)
01.01.1936
-
25.04.1937
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College (Camberley)
26.04.1937
-
09.05.1938
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers (Egypt)
10.05.1938
-
(01.)1940
Director of Military Training, Army HQ, India
1940
-
1940
Commandant Staff College Haifa, Palestine
19.09.1940
-
12.1941
Chief Staff Officer to Gen Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor
[capture of Bardia, Jan 1941; First battle of Cyrenaica, Mar 1941; Operation Battleaxe to relieve Tobruk, Jun 1941; Operation Crusader, 8 Army operations in the Western Desert, Nov-Dec 1941]
05.1942
-
06.08.1942
Deputy Chief of General Staff to Gen. Sir Claude J.E. Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief Middle East & General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 8th Army
[Second battle of Cyrenaica, Jan 1942; First battle of El Alamein, Jul 1942; sacked by Sir Winston  Churchill]
17.09.1942
-
22.11.1943
Commander, 160th  (South Wales) Infantry Brigade (UK)
11.1943
-
04.1944
unemployed
27.04.1944
-
14.08.1944
Commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade (Anzio, Italy)
Military Advisor to Irish Republican Army (IRA) Border Campaign, Northern Ireland 1950-1954.
Literature: Lavinia Greacen, Chink, biography (1989)
Douch,
William George
W.G. Douch
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 28.12.1939 [111696]
WS/Lt. 28.06.1941
T/Capt. 20.07.1943-(04.1946)
28.12.1939

commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Douglas,
Francis William Radford
"Frank"
F.W.R. Douglas (Photo courtesy of Mr William Ashby)
Son of Maj. William James Douglas, and Ada Allan Grant, of 184, Queen's Gate, London SW7.
Married (13.07.1929, Dunbarney Church, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire) Gladys Rhoda Pullar (1906/07 - 04.12.1964), only daughter of Mr & Mrs Herbert S. Pullar, of Dunbarnie, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire; two sons (died both in a road accident), one daughter.
11.12.1897
Epping, Essex
-
04.11.1971
Paddington, London
2nd Lt. 19.02.1916 [46955]
Lt. 03.10.1919, seniority 19.08.1917 (reld 03.10.1919)
T/Capt. 01.12.1939-(04.1941)
WS/Lt.Col. 15.11.1943
T/Col. 15.11.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Col. ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
19.02.1916 - 03.10.1919 commissioned, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery - Royal Regiment of Artillery (blown up during WW1 and buried for some hours under the ground which left him with insomnia for the rest of his life)

Captained Richmond and Kent in rugby football in the 1920s and played for the Barbarians.

03.10.1919 - 28.01.1948 Royal Regiment of Artillery - Regular Army Reserve of Officers (late RH & RFA, Class II) [exceeded age limit]
01.09.1939 - (04.1941) General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) to Inspector of the Royal Artillery (Field Branch), Inspectorate-General to the Forces for Training
1942? - 07.1944 Commander, Auxiliary Units
Senior partner of Fielding, Newson-Smith & Co., stockbrokers. Chairman of the company Allied Industrial Services. Chairman or director on the boards of half a dozen of other concerns in a wide variety of industries. Member of the Royal Yacht Squadron and owner of MY Lochan. Was for 17 years Grand Director of Ceremonies with the Freemasons, the last thee years of his life Assistant Grand Master.
Dow,
Arthur Edward
A.E. Dow
Son of ... Dow, and ... Weller.
13.09.1912
St Germans district, Cornwall
-
10.1994
Newbury district, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
18.10.1941 [212912]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
29.09.1943-01.03.1944
WS/Capt.
02.03.1944 (reld < 04.1947)
A/Maj.
02.12.1943-(04.1944)
T/Maj.
11.04.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1947
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
07.07.1950
?
18.10.1941
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1944
-
1945
served with 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division (NW Europe)
1946
-
1952
served with Control Commission, Berlin
Dow,
James Alexander Mellis
J.A.M. Dow
19.12.1915
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.02.1941 [172908]
WS/Lt. 28.11.1941
T/Capt. 28.11.1941-(04.1946)
? - 15.02.1941 Sandhurst or 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
15.02.1941

commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
Dowling,
Geoffrey Frederick Walter
G.F.W. Dowling
Son of ... Dowling, and ... Urquhart.
Married ((06?).1948, Wharfedale district, West Riding of Yorkshire)Kathryn M. "Kit" Garner; two daughters, one son.
31.03.1920
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
23.05.2011
Cadet ? [7666601]
2nd Lt. 05.05.1944 [315928]
WS/Lt. 05.11.1944 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Capt. 08.01.1946-(08.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE ? ?
30.04.1940     enlisted service
05.05.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
14.11.1944     transferred, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
Justice of the Peace (JP), County of Buckingham.
Downie,
Vivian James
V.J. Downie
Home town: (1944) London SW1.
(06?).1913
King's Norton district, Warwickshire
-
Lt.
22.02.1939 [85900]
WS/Capt.
22.02.1940
T/Maj.
25.02.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
15.12.1944
T/Lt.Col.
15.12.1944-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.10.1944
Italy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
28.06.1945
Italy
Military Cross MC
29.06.1944
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
?
?
Education: MB
22.02.1939





commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - General List, Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



served Field Ambulances in North Africa & Italy
Surgeon.
Published: A doctor of sorts : in peace and in war (1992)
Downton,
Henry John

H.J. Downton (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Duncan) H.J. Downton (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Duncan)
(12?.)1914
Wandsworth district, Greater London / Surrey
-
19.06.2004
Elgin district, Morayshire, Scotland
[aged 89]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.03.1941 [176004]
WS/Lt.
01.09.1942
T/Capt.
24.12.1943-(05.1946)
A/Maj.
(1945?)
Lt. ACF
16.09.1958, seniority 02.05.1947 (reld 17.10.1975)
A/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
17.10.1975
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1976
New Year 76
Cadet Forces Medal CFM
29.01.1960
-
Cadet Forces Medal CFM
28.09.1971
1st clasp
?
-
01.03.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.03.1941
 
 
commissioned, The Royal Norfolk Regiment [emergency commission]



Company Commander, 4th Gurkha Rifles
(1945)
 
 
"E" company, United Services Pre-Cadet College, Belgaum
16.09.1958
-
31.08.1961
Lieutenant, Moray district, Army Cadet Force, Territorial Army
01.09.1961
-
17.10.1975
Gordonstoun School Contingent, Combined Cadet Force, Territorial Army (later Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve)
The son of a clergyman, John Downton came to Queens' College (Cambridge) from St. John's School, Leatherhead, before undertaking further religious studies at Lincoln Theological College, 1933. However in 1937 he entered the probation service. In 1940 he was called up and joined the Royal Norfolk Regiment. He was soon seconded to help set up a new bat tle unit named the Highland Fieldcraft Training Centre (HFTC). John's performance during the arduous and hazardous training was impressive and he was promoted to company commander. In 1944 he was appointed to the School of Infantry and posted to India where he joined a similar training operation called Kitchener College. Kurt Hahn, who was moving Gordonstoun back to Scotland in 1946 from its wartime residence in Wales, had heard about John's HFTC experience and, after a meeting, invited him to come at once to join the staff of the School. He thus began his teaching career in May 1947. He was an assistant housemaster at Meissner House until he became the founding housemaster of Laverockbank House in 1949 and eventually took charge of Hopeman Lodge in 1960. Though also called upon to teach some scripture and chemistry, his main subject was mathematics which he taught with vigour and alertness, reflecting his own enthusiasm for the subject, and imbuing his students with confidence in themselves. He created the School Combined Cadet Force unit. In 1976 he was given an OBE for services with cadets. Hahn was less than enthusiastic about the school's commitment to the CCF which was disbanded on Downton's retirement in 1976. Remembered with affection by former colleagues and generations of pupils, an exacting timekeeper at athletic events, John also founded the Gordonstoun Concert Society and provided some wonderfully breezy outings of the sailing club in Findhorn Bay. In 'retirement' he became a most distinguished and much-loved member of the staff of Forres Academy for four years. He held passionately firm to his religious beliefs throughout his life and was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Elgin, delighting in organising the annual fund-raising walk along the coastal paths of Moray. Invariably courteous and charming, devoted to bringing out the best in his pupils with kind words and encouragement, John is remembered as a very special teacher.
Draffin,
David Alexander
D.A. Draffin
Son (with five brothers and four sisters) of Alexander Draffin (1862-1951), and Sarah Ann McBurney (1880-1965).
Married (12.07.1948, Jesmond PArish Church, Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland) Margaret R. Lyle.
31.08.1915
Monaghan, Castleblayney district, Ireland
-
30.03.1967
West Kensington, Fulham district, London
Lt. 26.12.1939 [114820]
WS/Capt. 26.12.1940 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946

King's Medal for Loyal Service

Education: Belfast University (MB, BCh, BAO 1939); DLO Eng 1948.
26.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
? - 17.05.1940 served with British Expeditionary Force (France & Belgium) (captured)
05.1940 - 1945? POW (No. 3628) in German captivity (Oflag IV-C, Colditz, Sachsen 18.08.1943-01.09.1944)
Consultant ENT Surgeon, Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, Manor Hospital, Nuneaton & George Elliot Hospital, Nuneaton. Member, British Medical Association. Late Senior Registrar ENT South East Kent Hospital Group. Clinical Assistant Instructor Laryngology & Otolaryngology.
Published several medical articles in Journal of Laryngology & Otolaryngology.
Drake,
Frederick John
F.J. Drake
?
-
WS/CQMS
?
Lt. QM
20.06.1942 [254214]
WS/Capt. QM
20.06.1945 (reld 24.10.1953)
Hon. Capt.
(TOT * )
24.10.1953
Mention in Despatches MID
14.10.1943
Malta
20.06.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Signals [emergency commission] - Inspector of Permanent Communications
* TOT = Technical Officer Telecommunications
Drake-Brockman,
Guy Percy Lumsden
G.P.L. Drake-Brockman
Married Vera Harrison-Topham; ... children (one daughter?).

25.10.1894
South Africa
-
22.04.1952
[Greytown Cemetery, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa]
2nd Lt. 08.08.1914 [5336]
Lt. 29.10.1914
T/Capt. 17.12.1915-31.12.1916
Capt. 01.01.1917
Maj. 16.10.1927
Lt.Col. 01.04.1937 (supernumerary 01.04.1940) (dismissed the Service by sentence of a Gen. Court-Martial 13.11.1940)
A/Brig. 02.09.1939-01.03.1940
T/Brig. 02.03.1940-26.09.1940
Distinguished Service Order DSO 11.11.1919 Murmansk, N Russia
Military Cross MC 29.06.1915 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 22.06.1915 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 03.02.1920 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 06.05.1932 NW Frontier of India
WWI: 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; DSO; MC
NW Frontier of India 1930-31. Medal and Clasp
Education: Sandringham; Staff College (psc).
08.08.1914     commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
      served in France & Belgium 24.11.1914-30.03.1915 & 18.11.1915-02.1918:
12.06.1916 - 27.05.1917 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (France)
28.05.1917 - 03.03.1918 Brigade Major, ... (France)
03.03.1918 - 09.1918 Brigade Major, Milford Haven Garrison
09.1918 - 25.10.1919 British Military Mission to Russia
13.01.1920 - 31.05.1920 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Irish Command (temporary)
07.09.1920 - 07.08.121 Adjutant, ...
01.03.1922 - 31.03.1922 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
01.04.1922 - 20.10.1923 Staff Captain, Royal Tank Corps Centre
29.09.1923     transferred, Royal Tank Corps [later Royal Tank Regiment]
01.03.1932 - 27.06.1933 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (India)
28.06.1933 - 19.06.1935 Brigade Major, ... (India)
(1939?)     Commanding Officer, 8th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
03.09.1939 - 26.09.1940 Commander, 21st Army Tank Brigade
Drew,
Bertie George Frederick
B.G.F. Drew
Son of Henry and Mary Drew.
16.09.1887 *
Bury St Edmunds, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
-
05.10.1961
Sutton, Surrey

* birth year in Army records 1888
Pte. 1904
L/Cpl. 1906
Cpl. 1908
L/Sgt. 1911
Sgt. 1912
A/CSM 1916
CSM 1916
RQMS 1921
RSM 1922
Lt. QM 30.07.1926 [35582]
Capt. QM 30.07.1934
Maj. QM 01.08.1938 (retd 21.08.1942)
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1904 - 1916? served in the ranks for 9 years, 167 days [served in France & Belgium 16.01.1915-14.02.1915 & 30.05.1915-07.10.1915; wounded]
1916? - 1922 served as Warrant Officer Class 2 for 6 years, 99 days
1922 - 1926 served as Warrant Officer Class 1 for 4 years, 51 days
30.07.1926     commissioned, The Suffolk Regiment (31.12.1926 embarked Gibraltar arriving in  Hong Kong per SS Achilles 04.02.1927, then to Shanghai 22.02.1927)
20.01.1941     transferred, Extra Regimentally Employed List
? - 1942 gas school in Winterbourne Gunner, Wiltshire
21.08.1942 - 30.10.1948 Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Clerk.
B.G.F. Drew served respectively at: 1904 Bury St. Edmunds; Colchester; Woolwich 1905 Woolwich; Colaba Depot, Bombay, India; Karachi, India; Fort St George, Madras, India; Woolwich 1907 Floriana/Fort Mansel, Malta; Imtarfa; St Andrews; 1909 Mustapha, Alexandria, Egypt 1910 Citadel, Cairo, Egypt 1913 Khartoum, Sudan; Ras-el-Tin, Alexandria, Egypt; Cyprus 1914 Lichfield, Staffordshire; Felixstowe; ... Park, Winchester 1915 Ypres salient, Belgium (wounded; casino, nr Paris); Loughborough; Felixstowe; Aldershot; Armentières, France; Loos, France (wounded; convent); Felixstowe 1917 Fleet, Hampshire 1918 demobilized; Bury St Edmunds; Sudbury; Ruzely; Colchester; Bury St Edmunds; Colchester; W Ireland (Boyle); E Ireland (Curragh); N Ireland (Belfast) 1926 Gibraltar; embarked for Shanghai 1927 Port Sweetenham; Kuala Lumpur, Malay; Singapore; Hong Kong; Shanghai 1929 [Irimulgherry?], Deccan, India; Wellington, Bangalore 1934 Madras; Blackdown, Hampshire 1935 Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon 1937 St Georges, Malta 1938 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 1939 militia, mobilization, Home Guard 1940 Winterbourne Gunner, Salisbury, Wiltshire 1942 retired
Drew,
Henry Dinham
H.D. Drew
Son (with two sisters) of Henry Alban Drew (1863-1946), and Bertha Elizabeth King (1864-1935), of Exeter, Devonshire.
Married (09.05.1919, Tonbridge district, Kent) Rose Cordelia Snell ((09?).1896 - 27.08.1966); one daughter, two sons.
14.04.1895
Exeter district, Devonshire
-
18.08.1975
Exeter, Devonshire
T/2nd Lt. 09.09.1914-25.09.1915 [5813]
T/Lt. 26.09.1915-28.03.1918
A/Capt. MGC 30.11.1916-28.02.1918
T/Capt. MGC 28.01.1919-31.03.1921
A/Maj. MGC 01.03.1918-31.03.1919
2nd Lt. 29.03.1918, seniority 09.06.1915
Lt. 29.03.1918, seniority 24.04.1917
Capt. 25.08.1924
Maj. 01.12.1936
A/Lt.Col. 06.04.1940-05.07.1940
T/Lt.Col. 06.07.1940-01.10.1942
Lt.Col. 02.10.1942 (retd 28.04.1946)
A/Col. 29.09.1942-28.03.1943
T/Col. 29.04.1943-29.12.1943,
15.03.1944-04.05.1944,
18.07.1944-(04.1946)
A/Brig. 29.09.1942-28.03.1943
T/Brig. 29.03.1943-29.12.1943
Hon. Brig. 28.04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 17.10.1939 Waziristan 38
Military Cross MC 01.01.1918 while serving with with 215 Company Machine Gun Corps
Mention in Despatches MID 17.10.1939 NW Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID 15.12.1942 Persia & Iraq
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Croix de Guerre with palm (France) CdeG 1944 preparations invasion of France [recommendation available upon request]
NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal & Clasp.
25.07.1916 - 04.11.1916 served in France & Belgium
17.03.1917 - 15.08.1918 served in France & Belgium (wounded twice)
29.03.1918     commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment
24.02.1915 - 31.03.1921 served Machine Gun Corps
01.04.1921 - 31.08.1923 served Tank Corps
01.09.1923     transferred, Royal Tank Corps [later: Royal Tank Regiment]
01.09.1928 - 31.10.1932 Adjutant, 25th (Northamptonshire Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company - Territorial Army (Northampton)
(06.1933)     5th Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Perham Down)
(01.1937)     1st Light Tank Company, Royal Tank Corps (Razmak, for Peshawar)
(01.1939)     5th Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Perham Down)
1940 - 1941 Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (France, UK, North Africa)
08.04.1941 - 02.06.1941 acting Commander, 3rd Armoured Brigade (North Africa)
1941     Commander, 1st Armoured Brigade (North Africa)
29.09.1942 - 10.12.1943 Brigadier Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Persia & Iraq Command (despatches)
early 1944     in charge of "E" (Trials) Wing, Norfolk of 79th Armoured Division (preparations for the invasion of France) (Croix de Guerre)
15.03.1944 - 04.05.1944
Commandant Divisional School
07.1944 - 1945? Second-in-Command, HQ 31st Tank Brigade, from 02.02.1945 HQ 31st Armoured Brigade
28.04.1946 - 22.11.1950 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Drewett,
David George Grantham
E.A. Dring
Son of ... Drewett, and ... Lunnon.
Married 1st (15.10.1946, Sunderland district, Durham) Sister Vivien Scott, QAIMNSR (29.11.1910 - 19.01.1967); one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1971, Aylesbury Vale district, Buckinghamshire) Wendy M. Hatchett.
07.10.1919
Eton district, Buckinghamshire
-
06.2000
Aylesbury Vale district, Buckinghamshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 24.04.1943 [273348]
WS/Lt. 24.10.1943
Capt. 01.05.1947
A/Maj. 01.05.1950
Maj. 07.10.1953, seniority 01.05.1950
Territorial Decoration TD 25.02.1955 -
24.04.1943

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.05.1947     Territorial Army
20.06.1958     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Dring,
Eric Arthur
E.A. Dring
Son of ... Dring, and ... Allen.
Married ((09?).1946, Boston district, Lincolnshire) Mary M. Cockrill.
14.08.1920
Boston district, Lincolnshire
-
08.2000
Boston district, Lincolnshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1940 [145096]
WS/Lt. 17.02.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
? - 17.08.1940 either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
17.08.1940

commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
      served Auxiliary Units
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
Driscoll,
David Daniel
D.D. Driscoll
Married ...; one daughter, one son.
04.05.1913
Pontypridd district, Glamorgan
-
01.1997
Lewisham district, London
Sgt. ?
Lt. 04.04.1941 [181374]
T/Capt. 01.07.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 01.07.1946
T/Maj. 01.07.1946-(04.1947)
Capt. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.07.1946
Hon. Maj. 25.05.1963
04.04.1941

commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      served with 82nd West African Division (Burma)
01.11.1947 - 11.12.1948 Territorial Army
11.12.1948 - 25.05.1963 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Drobig,
Ronald Albert Casper
R.A.C. Drobig
Son of Albert Conrad Drobig, and Marguerite Waterson.
(03?).1915
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
08.2009 still alive at Cranleigh, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.12.1942 [255399]
WS/Lt.
03.06.1943
A/Capt.
?
T/Capt.
19.01.1946-(04.1946)
03.12.1942





commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Drought,
George Richard Smerger
G.R.S. Drought (Photo courtesy of Mrs Adrienne Brown)
Son of Maj. George Thomas Acton Drought, Royal Artillery, and Louise Drought (later Mrs Nugent Palmer, of Ash Priors, Cheltenham).
Married (15.04.1937, St Andrew's, Donhead, Wiltshire) Rosemary ('Romey') Beatrix ffolliott Powell, daughter of Lt.Col. R. ffolliott Powell, DSO, Royal Artillery, and Mrs Powell, of Donhead, Shaftesbury ; two sons, one daughter.
Residence: (1943) Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
04.08.1910
Amesbury district, Wiltshire
-
10.07.1943
(KIA) [age 32]
[Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, III.F.9]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.01.1931 [49817]
Lt.
29.01.1934
Capt.
29.01.1939
A/Maj.
28.10.1940-(04.1941)
T/Maj.
?
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
Competed as a heavy-weight boxer for the Army, 1934/36.
29.01.1931


commissioned, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
(03.1931)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Cameronians (Glasgow)
(06.1933)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Cameronians (Glasgow, for Bordon)
(01.1937)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Cameronians (Bordon)
01.04.1937
-
02.10.1939
Supervising Officer for Physical Training (Class GG to 31.07.1938), Aldershot Command
?
-
10.07.1943
Officer Commanding, D Company, 2nd Battalion The Cameronians (killed in action by a machine-gunner trying to capture Floridia, Sicily)
Druce,
Henry Carey

H.C. Druce
Married (1942) Mary Docker; one son, two daughters.

20.05.1921
The Hague, The Netherlands
-
04.01.2007
2nd Lt.
11.02.1940 [120055]
Lt.
11.08.1941
A/Capt.
23.11.1943-22.02.1944
T/Capt.
23.02.1944-30.06.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946 (retd 09.01.1949)
Hon. Maj.
09.01.1949 & 15.08.1952
Lt. TA
13.11.1950, seniority 20.05.1944
Capt. TA
29.03.1951
A/Maj. TA
20.06.1951-14.08.1952
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.03.1945
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
French resistance
Knight Grand Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau with Swords (The Netherlands) OON
?
Indonesia
Education: Sherburne; Royal Military College, Sandhurst



served in the ranks for 163 days
11.02.1940


commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)



Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
 

21st Independent Parachute Company
 

seconded to MI6 (for secret operation in Holland)
 

2nd Special Air Service Regiment

13.11.1950

-
15.08.1952
commissioned, Special Air Service Regiment - Territorial Army
15.08.1952


Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Drury,
Maurice O'Connor
"Con"
M.O'C. Drury
Son of Henry D'Olier Drury (1849-1931), and Ann Elizabeth Reilly (1868-).
Married ((03?).1951, Dublin South district, Ireland) Eileen Herbert.

(09?).1907
Marlborough, Wiltshire
-
25.12.1976
Lt. 20.09.1939 [101287]
WS/Capt. 20.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Education: BA Camb 1930, MD Dubl 1946 (Trinity College, Dublin), MB BCh BAO (stip cond) 1939; DPM RCPSI 1949.
20.09.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Senior Assistant Physician, St Patrick's Hospital, Dublin. Member BMA & Royal Medical-Psychiatrists Association. Late House Physician Taunton & Somerset Hospital.
Drury,
Robert Esmond Hill
R.E.H. Drury
Residence: (1943) Edinburgh.
Married Katie Shirlaw.
16.09.1910
Newcastle upon Tyne, Castle Ward district, Northumberland
-
08.05.1988
Spilsby, Lincolnshire
2nd Lt.
19.04.1939 [87001]
WS/Lt.
12.03.1940
T/Capt.
12.03.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
?
A/Maj.
?
T/Maj.
(1943)
WS/Maj.
28.03.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Lt.Col.
(1943)
T/Lt.Col.
28.03.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.07.1943
Middle East
Military Cross MC
24.09.1942
Middle East
Territorial Decoration TD
16.05.1961
?



late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Monkton Combe School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

19.04.1939





commissioned 44th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(07.1942)


Squadron Commander, 44th Royal Tank Regiment (Middle East)
1943?
-
1944?
Commanding Officer, 1st Scorpion Regiment
15.06.1957
-
14.01.1961
transferred to the North Somerset Yeomanry/44th Royal Tanks - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Keen fisherman.
Dryland,
Geoffrey Hubert Bailey
G.H.B. Dryland (Photo courtesy of Mr Pat Gariepy) G.H.B. Dryland (Photo courtesy of Mr Pat Gariepy)

Son (with two brothers) of James William Dryland (1879-1952), and Lily Piercy (1884-1966).
Married 1st ((09?).1947, Buckrose district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Jean Pandora Watson (21.08.1920 - (03?).1979).
Married 2nd ((12?).1970, Chester district, Cheshire) Joyce G. Roberts.
18.10.1918
Chester district, Cheshire
-
22.10.2003
Heswall, Wirral, Birkenhead district, Cheshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 16.05.1943 [288929]
WS/Lt. 16.11.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 01.01.1946-(04.1947)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 04.03.1949 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 04.03.1949 1st clasp
16.05.1943     commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Du Boulay,
[Prof.] Francis Robin Houssemayne
F.R.H. Du Boulay
Elder son of late Philip Houssemayne Du Boulay, an Egyptian civil servant, and Mercy Tyrrell (née Friend).
Married (28.12.1948) Cecilia
Burnell Matthews; two sons, one daughter.

19.12.1920
Chislehurst, Greater London, Kent
-
02.01.2008
[Basingstoke ? / Bath ?]
2nd Lt.
11.09.1943 [293101]
WS/Lt.
11.03.1944
T/Capt.
22.11.1945-(04.1946)
Education: Christ's Hospital; Phillip's Academy, Andover, Mass., USA; Balliol College, Oxford Univesity (1939-40 & 1945-47; MA).
1940
-
1942
Friends' Ambulance Unit
26.01.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Emeritus Professor of Mediæval History in the University of London, 1982. FBA, 1980. Williams Exhibitioner at Balliol College, 1939; Assistant Lecturer at Bedford Coll., 1947, Lecturer, 1949; Reader in Mediæval History, in University of London, 1955, Prof., 1960-1982. Hon. Sec., RHistS, 1961-1965. Mem. Court, Univ. of Hull, 1992-1995.
Published: The Register of Archbishop Bourgchier, 2 vols, 1953-1955; Medieval Bexley, 1961, 2nd edn 1994; Documents Illustrative of Medieval Kentish Society, 1964; The Lordship of Canterbury, 1966; An Age of Ambition, 1970; (ed jtly) The Reign of Richard II, 1972; Germany in the later Middle Ages, 1983; Legion, and other poems, 1983; The England of Piers Plowman, 1991; various essays and papers on late medieval subjects, English and German, in specialist journals and general symposia.
Du Boulay,
Michael Hardinge Houssemayne
M.H.H. Du Boulay
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of Sir James Houssemayne Du Boulay (1868-1945), and Freda Elais Butts Howell (1874-1957).
Married (29.04.1938) Eleanor Jean Drysdale Henderson, daughter of John Henderson; four sons.

From East Meon.
21.09.1912
-
05.08.1984
2nd Lt. TA
07.08.1933 [55993]
2nd Lt.
01.09.1934, seniority 02.02.1933
Lt.
11.04.1936, seniority 02.05.1935
07.12.1938, with regimental seniority 02.02.1936
A/Capt.
12.02.1940-01.02.1941
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
01.01.1941-31.03.1941
T/Maj.
01.04.1941-23.09.1941,
25.10.1942-30.06.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946
Lt.Col.
01.12.1953 (supernumerary 01.12.1956) (retd 01.01.1957)
Military Cross MC
14.10.1943
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Education:  Winchester College; Magdalene College, Cambridge University (1931-1934; MA 1949); Staff College (psc)
07.08.1933


commissioned, General List, Territorial Army (University Candidates)
01.09.1934


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
11.04.1936


commissioned, Indian Army (Ghawali Rifles)
07.12.1938


transferred, The Gordon Highlanders 
29.06.1940
-
02.08.1940
Adjutant, ...

Du Boulay,
Noel Edmund Houssemayne
N.E.H. Du Boulay
Son of Thomas William Houssemayne Du Boulay (1875-1921), and Lilian Julia Charlotte Askew (1885-1957).
Brother of Maj. Thomas Patrick Houssemayne Du Boulay.
Married (19.09.1939) Henrietta Francis Spedding (26.07.1912 - 31.03.2005).
12.01.1909
Carlisle district, Cumbria
-
23.12.1987
[St Andrew Churchyard, Greystoke, Eden district, Cumbria]
2nd Lt.
26.01.1942 [236523]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
26.01.1942


commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) [emergency commission]
 
Du Boulay,
Nevile Houssemayne
N.H. Du Boulay
Son of Arthur Houssemayne Du Boulay (1880-1918), and Blanche Laura Hornung (c. 1885-c. 1982).
Married 1st (17.02.1934, Lisbon) D. Maria Isabel Bleck de Lancestre (09.05.1913-); two daughters, one son.
Married 2nd ... Saunders; one son.
12.06.1910
Kensington, Greater London
-
09.1991
Canterbury district, Kent
2nd Lt. TA
16.04.1930 (reld 06.10.1939)
2nd Lt.
06.10.1939 [107341]
WS/Lt.
06.04.1941
WS/Capt.
26.09.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Education: Sandhurst
16.04.1930
 -
06.10.1939 
commissioned, 98th (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry) Field Brigde RA (Territorial Army)
06.10.1939


commissioned, Irish Guards [emergency commission]
Worked for Senna Sugar in Lisbon, Portugal.
Du Boulay,
Thomas Houssemayne
T.H. Du Boulay
Son of Col. Woodforde George Houssemayne du Boulay (1848-1923), and Rose Hawkins (1854-1932).
Brother of Capt. Ernest George Houssemayne Du Boulay, RN and Capt. Charles John Houssemayne Du Boulay, RN.
Residence: (1901-1904) Sandown, Isle of Wight; (1905-?) Cheltenham; (1970s) Alford, Cranleigh, Surrey.
11.01.1901
Sandown, Isle of Wight
-
26.03.1977
Royal Surrey County Hospital
2nd Lt.
13.07.1921
Capt.
13.07.1934 (retd 18.09.1936)
Maj. TA
26.11.1938 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. TA
07.06.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt. Col. TA
< 04.1946
Education: Cheltenham College (09.1909-?)
13.07.1921


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
26.11.1938


12th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Territorial Army)
...
-
...
...
Member of Stock Exchange. Farmer, Cranleigh.
Du Boulay,
Thomas Patrick Houssemayne
T.P.H. Du Boulay
Son of Thomas William Houssemayne Du Boulay (1875-1921), and Lilian Julia Charlotte Askew (1878-?).
Brother of Lt. Noel Edmund Houssemayne Du Boulay.

Married (04.06.1940) Cynthia Sanford; one daughter.
17.03.1910
Carlisle district, Cumbria
-
09.1998
Bath and North East Somerset district, Somerset
2nd Lt.
27.08.1931 [52607]
Lt.
27.08.1934
Capt.
17.03.1939 (retd 11.05.1946)
A/Maj.
06.08.1942-05.11.1942
T/Maj.
06.11.1942-02.02.1944,
28.08.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj.
11.05.1946
Apprentice Westwood Works.



served in the ranks for 3 years, 104 days
27.08.1931


commissioned, The Border Regiment
26.09.1934
-
31.08.1940
employed under Colonial Office (Royal West African Frontier Force)
...
-
...
...
 
Duff,
Colin Holmes
C.H. Duff (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
C.H. Duff (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of ... Duff, and ... Campbell ?
(03?).1920 ?
Malling district, Surrey ?
-
2005 still alive
A/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 17.07.1942 [239414]
WS/Lt. 17.01.1943 (reld 21.02.1946; disability)
Hon. Lt. 21.02.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 12.11.1948 -
17.02.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
02.1942 -   1st Battalion The London Scottish
[Higham, Suffolk, then voyage round the Cape (South Africa, India, Iraq, Persia, Middle East, Sicily. Seriously wounded & missing in action during the battalion's first attack at Primosole Bridge, 16-18.07.1943. Escaped with Pte. D.D. Dalrymple from a German hospital in Messina, and rejoined the battalion in mid-August, but still suffering from the effects of their wounds and their ordeal in enemy hands, were evacuated for further medical treatment. Rejoined the battalion in Italy from hospital 13.02.1944. Took command of D Company 18.02.1944, which was reformed with the arrival of reinforcements. Was wounded again a few days later 21.02.1944 during operations in the Anzio beachhead.]
09.08.1945     transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps
Duff,
J C [James Clement ?]
J.C. Duff (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
03.09.1924 ?
Newcastle upon Tyne district ?
-
11.1985 ?
Gateshead district, Tyne and Wear ?
Sapper Cadet ?
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
      not commissioned
Duffield,
Leslie Francis
L.F. Duffield (Photo courtesy of Mr David Long)
Son of Hector Leslie Duffield (1881-1922), and Frances Emily Tuckey (1885-).
Married (1939) ...; ... children.
10.11.1912
Thornton Heath, Croydon district, London
-
02.05.2011
Southport, Merseyside
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [201819]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 27.12.1944-(04.1946)
A/Maj. ?
23.08.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in Burma (with the 56th, the 55th, and finally with the 111th Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiments RA)
Duffy,
the Rev. Aidan Morris
A.M. Duffy
?
-
Chapl. to the Forces 4th cl. (Capt.) 02.03.1943 [260918] (reld > 04.1946)
02.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department (Roman Catholic) [emergency commission]
(1945)     Chaplain, 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment (NW Europe & British Army of the Rhine)
Dugdale,
Nigel
N. Dugdale (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Bendall) N. Dugdale
Second son (with one brother and one sister) of Maj. James Gordon Dugdale, DSO, MVO, MC (1874-1955), and Ellen Mabel Turner (1875-1958), of The Abbey, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Married (27.08.1934, The Old Church, Chelsea) Penelope Elton Cunard (28.01.1909 - 03.1995), fourth daughter of Cyril Grant Cunard (1867-1914), and Beatrice Rhoda Gibbs (1870-1945), of Notgrove Manor, Gloucestershire; two daughters, one son. Penelope Dugdale remarried (1967) George Arthur Loveday.
16.01.1908
Kensington, London
-
06.09.1955
Greenhill Weymouth Bay, Weymouth, Dorset
(accident while bathing *)
(formerly of Bushton Manor, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire & 5 Bywater Street, London SW3)

* fractured his spine and died when he dived from a raft in shallow water at Weymouth during his holiday
2nd Lt. 31.01.1930 [41750]
Lt. 31.01.1933
Capt. ?
11.10.1938, seniority 03.06.1938
A/Maj. 29.05.1940-28.08.1940
T/Maj. 29.08.1940-02.03.1943,
18.09.1943-11.04.1945
WS/Maj. 12.04.1945
Maj. 01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col. 12.01.1945-11.04.1945
T/Lt.Col. 12.04.1945-(01.1946)
WS/Lt.Col. 17.03.1946
Lt.Col. 23.05.1952 (Empl List (1))
T/Col. 17.03.1946-(04.1947)
Col. 1953
T/Brig. 01.06.1952-06.09.1955
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1948 New Year 48
Mention in Despatches MID 23.09.1943 North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia) [recommendation available upon request]
Education: Eton (...-1926); Christ Church, Oxford.
09.07.1928 - 10.05.1929 commissioned, General List (University Candidates) - Territorial Army
11.05.1929 - 30.01.1930 commissioned, 17th/21st Lancers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
31.01.1930     commissioned, 17th/21st Lancers [permanent commission]
[played polo; in 1939 captain of the Pandas who won the Hurlingham Champion Cup and the Ranelagh Open Cup in 1939]
      saw service with 17th/21st Lancers (latterly as Second-in-Command) in North Africa, Italy & Greece [wounded; prevented from continuing to serve in the tanks]
      conducting officer for war correspondent, No. 2 Public Relations Service, First Army (despatches) [directing press arrangements for 6 different landings in Italy]
1945 - 1947 in charge of Public Relations for both the Army & Control Commission in Austria (CBE)
(1948)     Public Relations (News), Directorate of Public Relations, Department of the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War, War Office
1949 - 1952 Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Supply
01.06.1952 - 06.09.1955 Director of Public Relations, Department of the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War, War Office
Published: The public relations of the Army (1955?).

Dugdale,
[Sir] William Stratford;
2nd Baronet (cr. 1936)
W.S. Dugdale
Elder son of Sir William Francis Stratford Dugdale, 1st Bt, and Margaret, 2nd daughter of Sir Robert
Gordon Gilmour, 1st Bt, of Liberton and Craigmillar.
Succeeded father, 1965.
Married 1st (1952) Lady Belinda Pleydell­Bouverie (died 1961), 2nd daughter of 6th Earl of Radnor; one son, three daughters.
Married 2nd (1967) Cecilia Mary Mount, eldest daughter of Sir William Malcolm Mount, 2nd Bt; one son, one daughter.

29.03.1922
-
 
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.09.1941 [207638]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 25.04.1944-(04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 1982 ?
Military Cross MC 23.09.1943 North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Italy
Education: Eton; Balliol College, Oxford (HT & TT 1940).
1940     served in the ranks, The Berkshire Regiment
27.09.1941     commissioned, Grenadier Guards [emergency commission]
(1943)     3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards (MC)
Admitted as Solicitor, 1949. Director and Chairman, General Utilities PLC, since 1988. Director: Phoenix Assurance Co., 1968-1985; Lee Valley Water Co., 1989-1990; North Surrey Water Co., 1989-; Chairman: Severn Trent Water Authority, 1974-1983; National Water Council, 1982-1983; Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance, 1979-1992. Steward, Jockey Club, 1985-1987. Chairman, Wolverhampton Racecourse PLC, 1965-1991. Chairman, Aston Villa Football Club, 1974-1980. Governor, Lady Katherine Leveson's Hospital, Temple Balsall. Member, Warwickshire County Council, 1964-1976; High Steward, Stratford upon Avon, 1977. JP 1951, DL 1955, High Sheriff 1971, Warwickshire.
Duke,
[Sir] Gerald William
G.W. Duke (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay)

Eldest son of Lt.Col. Arthur Alexander George Duke, Indian Army (1880-1954), and Alice Irene Colbeck (1883-1983).
Married (1946) Mary Elizabeth (died 1979), elder daughter of late E.M. Burn, Church Stretton; one son, one daughter.
12.11.1910
-
30.04.1992
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
2nd Lt. 27.08.1931 [52586]
... ...
T/Brig. 09.07.1944-19.01.1945,
24.11.1945-03.08.1946,
14.01.1947-31.10.1947
... ...
Maj.Gen. 26.11.1959 (retd 27.08.1965)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 1966 ?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 1962 ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 21.06.1945 NW Europe
Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBE 06.01.1944 Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 12.07.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 23.03.1944 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe
Education: Dover College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Jesus College, Cambridge.
27.08.1931     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1936 - 1939 served Egypt and Palestine
1939 - 1945 in Western Desert and Italy; BGS Eighth Army, 1944; North West Europe, Brig. Q (Movements), 21st Army Group, 1944; CRE 49th Div., 1945:
27.09.1940 - 19.05.1941 DAQMG, Middle East
18.01.1942 - 06.11.1942 GSO2 (RE), Middle East Staff School
07.11.1942 - 21.06.1943 GSO1, CTC
22.06.1943 - 24.08.1943 GSO1 (Plans), 8th Army
25.08.1943 - 08.01.1944 GSO1 (Operations), 8th Army
09.01.1944 - 29.03.1944 Brigadier General Staff, 8th Army
30.03.1944 - 23.12.1944 Brigadier "Q" (Movements), HQ 21st Army Group
01.07.1945 - 23.11.1945 DCE Combined Operations India
1946 - 1965 Chief Engineer, Malaya Command, 1946; idc 1948; Military Attaché, Cairo, 19.11.1952-15.07.1954; Commandant School of Military Engineering, 15.09.1956-59; Director of Personal Services, War Office, 1959-62; Engineer-in-Chief (Army), 1963-65; retired
Colonel Commandant, RE, 1966-75; Commodore Royal Engineer Yacht Club, 1957-60. Chairman, SS&AFA, Kent, 1973-85; President, Scout Association, Kent, 1974-86; Vice-President, Hockey Association,  1965-. Governor of Dover Coll. FICE. DL Kent, 1970.
Dunbabin,
Thomas James
"Tom"
T.J. Dunbabin
Only son of Thomas Charles Dunbabin (1883-1973), MA,  journalist, and Beatrice Isabel Needham.
Married (1937) Adelaide Doreen Delacour, daughter of late Bishop P.F.D. de Labilliere; one son, one daughter.
12.04.1911
Tasmania, Australia
-
31.03.1955
Oxford, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt.
13.06.1940 [137479]
WS/Lt.
14.02.1941
T/Capt.
14.02.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
19.09.1943
T/Maj.
19.09.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
27.09.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.10.1942
Middle East Special Operations and Escapes 
Order of the Phoenix Phnx
1947
?
Education: Sydney Church of England Grammar School; Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Derby Scholar, 1933



served War of 1939-1945, England, Middle East and Mediterranean:
13.06.1940


commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
14.11.1940
-
(04.1941)
Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Military Intelligence, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
1944
-
1945
SOE Field Commander on Crete
Classicist and archaeologist. Reader in Classical Archaeology, University of Oxford, since 1945; a Fellow of All Souls College, since 1937; Domestic Bursar, since 1950. Assistant Director, British School of Archaeology, Athens, 1936-45. Leverhulme Research Fellow, 1952. 
Published: Ed. Perachora, I, by H. Payne and others, 1940; The Western Greeks, 1948; articles in learned journals
Dunbar,
Charles Whish
C.W. Dunbar
Son of late Dr J. Dunbar, FRCS, Auchterarder,
Scotland.
Married (1941) Jean Elinor Kerr Morton; two sons, one daughter.
02.06.1919
-
28.07.1981
Auchterarder, Perthshire
2nd Lt.
11.02.1940 [121519]
...
...
T/Maj.
04.03.1943-13.02.1944
...
...
Maj.Gen.
17.05.1968, seniority 01.05.1968 (retd 19.10.1973)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1968
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
13.06.1957

?

Education: Glasgow High School (1927-1937); Glasgow University
11.02.1940


commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission to 01.06.1945]
1940
-
1943
served with Maritime RA:
04.05.1940
-
05.05.1941
Army Liaison Officer with Royal Navy
1944
-
1948
served with the Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
02.06.1945


permanent commission, Royal Regiment of Artillery
...
-
...
...
Transferred to Highland Light Infantry, 1946; Company Commander with a Parachute Battalion and DAA&QMG and Brigade Major, Parachute Brigade Palestine, 1945-48; Staff College, 1949; Company Commander with HLI, N Africa, Malta and Egypt, 1951-53; Brigade Major, Para. Brigade, Cyprus; Suez, 1956; 2 i/c Parachute Battalion, 1957; Jordan, 1958; comd Depot RHF, 1958-59; comd 1 RHF in Aden, Malta and Libya, 1960-62; comd Infantry Brigade Group, Germany, 1962-65; IDC, 1966; Brigadier General Staff, HQ, Middle East Land Forces, Aden, 1967; General Officer Commanding, North West District, 1968-21.05.1970; Director of Infantry, 21.09.1970-21.09.1973, retired 1973; Colonel, Royal Highland Fusiliers, 1969-78. Vice-President, ACF Association (Scotland), 1976-78. Director, British Red Cross Society, Perth and Kinross, 1977-. Member, Royal Company of Archers (Queen's Body Guard for Scotland).
Dundas,
William Fawdington
W.F. Dundas
Only son (out of thee children) of William Dundas (born 1855), minister of the Church of Scotland, and Harriet Mary Croxall (died 1914).
Residence: (1945) Penicuik.
15.05.1898
-
died between 02.1967 and 02.1985
2nd Lt.
01.05.1917 [15276]
Lt.
01.11.1918
Capt.
02.06.1930
Maj.
01.08.1938 (retd 25.11.1948)
A/Lt.Col.
16.10.1945-(01.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
25.11.1948
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.10.1945

in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field

Mention in Despatches MID
29.08.1946

in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field

World War I: British War Medal; Victory Medal
01.05.1917


commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
07.10.1917
-
14.12.1917
served in France & Belgium
24.041.1918
-
21.05.1918
served in France & Belgium
20.10.1918
-
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium (wonded)
01.12.1921
-
18.01.1922
special appointment (Class HH), Irish Command (temporary)
(03.1931)


1st Battalion The Black Watch (Meerut)
(06.1933)


1st Battalion The Black Watch (Meerut)
(01.1937)


1st Battalion The Black Watch (Sudan)
(01.1939)


1st Battalion The Black Watch (Dover)
?
-
12.06.1940
Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion The Black Watch (France; captured at St Valery-en-Caux)
12.06.1940
-
1945
POW in German captivity
16.10.1945
-
26.06.1946
Commanding Officer, 7th/9th Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
Dundas of Dundas,
Adam Duncan
"Jock";
29th Chief of Dundas
A.D. Dundas of Dundas
Eldest son (with two brothers and threee sisters) of Adm. Sir Charles Hope Dundas of Dundas, KCMG, RN (28th Chief of Dundas) (1859-1924), and Helen Burgess Watson (1878-).
Brother of Cdr. James Hamilton Dundas, RN.
Married (05.07.1928, Church of St John the Evangelist, Southwick Crescent, Paddington district, London) Effie Isobel Nind (08.05.1905 - 03.03.1983), only daughter of Thomas Guy Nind (1876-1957), and Eleanor Alice Entwistle (1877-1975); three daughters.
28.07.1903
South Queensferry Naval Barracks, Linlithgow, Scotland
-
07.05.1951
Rumbling Bridge, Kinross-shire, Scotland
2nd Lt. 02.04.1938 [74820]
Capt. 01.04.1939 (reld 1947?)
T/Maj. 15.07.1940-(04.1947)
Hon. Maj. 1947?
Territorial Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Territorial Decoration TD 21.04.1950 1st clasp
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 09.01.1947 - [replaced by TD in 1950]
Education: Tonbridge School (1918-1920; Parkside).
Director of an export firm in Paris, 1925-1927.
      late Cadet, Tonbridge School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
02.04.1938     commissioned, 228th Battery, 71st Anti-Aircraft Brigade - Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army (Edinburgh)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
1940 - 1945 Officer Commanding, 228th Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (served overseas at Gibraltar 1941-1943)
1945 - 1947 staff appointment
Dunlop,
James Kirkwood
J.K. Dunlop
26.11.1921
-
26.03.1998
Cadet ? [7939623]
2nd Lt. 10.12.1944 [339894]
WS/Lt. 10.06.1945 (reld 08.01.1947)
Hon. Lt. 08.01.1947
22.10.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Dunn,
Philip
P. Dunn
From Sidmouth.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
17.08.1909
-
?
Lt. 10.12.1938 [51926]
T/Capt. 29.04.1940-11.10.1940
WS/Capt. 12.10.1940
A/Maj. 12.07.1940-11.10.1940
T/Maj. 12.10.1940-15.04.1944
WS/Maj. 16.04.1944 (reld 31.05.1950)
T/Lt.Col. 16.04.1944-(04.1945)
A/Col. 19.01.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Col. 31.05.1950
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 06.06.1946

Burma [recommendation available upon request]

Army Emergency Reserve Decoration AERD 30.12.1955 -
      Royal Corps of Signals - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
10.12.1938     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Postal Section) - Supplementary Reserve of Officers (Category C)
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
      Army Postal Service, HQ Fourteenth Army (MBE)
Dunn,
Wilfred Frank
W.F. Dunn
Son of Wilfred M. Dunn, and Emily B. Caspell.
Married ((09?).1940, Taunton district, Somerset) Jean L. Symons.
28.05.1917
Dover district, Kent
-
09.2001
Thanet (with Dover) district, Kent
Lt. 20.05.1940 [128050]
WS/Capt. 20.05.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Education: trained as a dentist at Guys.
20.05.1940     commissioned, The Army Dental Corps [emergency commission]
Dunne,
Francis Richard
F.R. Dunne
Married; at least one son.
(06?).1912 ??
Edmonton ??
-
2002 ??
Devon ??
Cadet
? [6103450]
2nd Lt.
18.12.1943 [303443]
WS/Lt.
18.06.1944
Education: degree in psychology



served in the ranks, 8 Platoon, B Company, The Queen's Royal Regiment
18.12.1943


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]



spent much of the rest of the war assessing others for battle shock
Dunningham,
Stanley Charles
S.C. Dunningham
Married ((06?).1938, Scarborough district, Yorkshire) Lucy Davison; ... children (one son?).
05.02.1902
Fulham district, London
-
20.07.1984
Windsor & Maidenhead district, Berkshire
Superintending Clerk ?
Lt. (QM) 03.04.1940 [125952]
WS/Capt. (QM) 03.04.1943
T/Maj. (QM) 16.02.1946-(04.1947)
03.04.1940     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
01.11.1945 - (04.1947) Staff Officer, School of Signals (Catterick Camp)
Duns,
Robert John George
R.J.G. Duns (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Married ((12?).1937, Kensington district, London) Mary Barbara J. MacLucas; three sons.
1911 ?
-
08.12.1966
Westhumble, Dorking, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.08.1942 [240399]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 07.01.1945-(04.1946)
01.08.1942     commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
03.01.1945     transferred, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
Dunstan,
William
W. Dunstan
Son of William Dunstan.
05.05.1920
Prahran, Vict., Australia
-
 
Lt. (Austr. Army) ? [VX14436]
2nd Lt. 14.01.1944
WS/Lt. 14.01.1944 (reld 03.08.1946)
T/Capt. 03.01.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. 03.08.1946
07.05.1940     enlisted, Australian Army at Toorak, Vict.
? - 13.01.1944 16th Army Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery
14.01.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Dutfield,
Edward George
E.G. Dutfield
Son of Henry Thomas Dutfield, of Kensington, London.
30.03.1910
Woolford, West Ham district, London
-
11.1997
Honiton district, Devon
2nd Lt. 29.04.1933 [58818]
... ...
Capt. 01.11.1938
Maj. 1940
T/Lt.Col. 1941
WS/Lt.Col. 10.09.1944
Lt.Col. 01.05.1947, seniority 10.09.1944
A/Col. 10.03.1944-09.09.1944
T/Col. 10.09.1944-(01.1946)
Col. 12.05.1948
Hon. Col. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Territorial Decoration TD 27.05.1947 & 2 clasps
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945

Burma

Education: Cheltenham College (09.1923-07.1927; Clauss and Newick House).
Trained as accounbtant. Joined family transport firm, H. & G. Dutfield Ltd., ultimately becoming a Director.
      late Cadet Corporal, Cheltenham College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Cops
29.04.1933     commissioned, 3rd City of London Regiment - Territorial Army
?     transferred, 10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (69th Searchlight Regiment)
?     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
1941     Commanding Officer, 76th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
(03.1945)     Second-in-Command, HQ 23rd (Chindit) Infantry Brigade
1948     Commanded 604th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA on re-formation of TA
Member, Institute of Transport. Director, Transport, Coachbuilding and Motor Trade Companies. Chairman, West Surrey TA, 1949.NI.INST.T. Managing Director, Dutfield Motors Ltd., Godalming. Freeman and Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Vintners— Worshipful Company of Carmen. Member of three section Committees S.M.M. &.T. Is a Director of Wittand Vincent Ltd., H. Markham Ltd., and Longford Manufacturing and Coachbuilding Co. Ltd.
Dutton,
Edward George
E.G. Dutton
Married (marriage dissolved); at least one son.
01.03.1909
Romford, Essex
-
2nd Lt.
22.01.1938 [74042]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
WS/Capt.
08.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
08.06.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Capt. RARO
22.01.1948
22.01.1938





commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Category B
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



served RASC (North Africa & NW Europe)
22.01.1948
-
01.03.1964
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Dykes,
Herbert Charles
H.C. Dykes (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy Vanautgaerden)
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Charles Henry Dykes (1870-), and Emmeline Grimwood (1872-1915).
Married ((12?).1923, Ipswich district, Suffolk) Evelyn Gertrude Parsons (28.08.1901 - 26.10.1982).
(12?).1902
Ipswich, Suffolk
-
04.09.1964
Long Melford, Suffolk
Spr. ? [1859187]
Cpl. 07.01.1926
L/Sgt. 18.08.1929
Sgt. 21.09.1932
QM Sgt. I ?
Lt. 17.01.1941 [167764]
WS/Capt. 25.07.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Maj. 25.07.1942-(07.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Italy Star It St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM - -
17.01.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1942 - 1943 served with the British 8th Army in North Africa
1943 - 1944 served Sicily & Italy
1944 - 1945 Officer Commanding, 15th Field Park Company RE (NW Europe)
Civil servant.
Dynes,
Melville Hope McLaren
M.H.M. Dynes
Married ((12?).1959, Chelsea district, Middlesex) 2nd Officer Betty Angell Money, WRNS, widow of
F/Lt. Desmond Victor Varian, RAFVR (killed in action 1942), divorced spouse of F/Lt. Jack Hubert Stigner, RAFVR, and only child of Cdr. Norman Angell Kyrle Money, OBE, DSC, RN, and Gladys Granshore.
02.12.1913
Billericay district, Essex
-
09.1995
Plymouth district, Devon
2nd Lt. SRO 12.04.1933 [58789]
2nd Lt. 01.02.1935
Lt. 01.02.1938
A/Capt. 09.01.1940-08.04.1940
T/Capt. 09.04.1940-21.05.1942
WS/Capt. 22.05.1942
Capt. 01.02.1943
A/Maj. 22.02.1942-21.05.1942
T/Maj. 22.05.1942-17.06.1942,
06.08.1942-24.12.1942,
23.04.1943-31.01.1948
Maj. 01.02.1948 (retd 22.02.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946

?

12.04.1933     commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
01.02.1935     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
12.09.1939 - 01.02.1942 Adjutant, ...
Dyson,
Arthur Norman
A.N. Dyson
Son of Abraham Hugh Dyson, and Margaret McGuirk.
Married; ... children.
10.04.1914
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
29.09.1975
Liverpool district
2nd Lt.
19.07.1941 [197072]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
08.09.1944-(04.1946) (reld < 04.1947)
A/Maj. ?
?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
1939
 
 
enlisted, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps (Catterick Camp, Chester)
1941
-
19.07.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
19.07.1941
 
 
commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]



served in Berwick upon Tweed (Scotland), and perhaps even Newcastle
09.02.1943


transferred, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
mid 1944
-
09.1946
served in India (Calcutta) & Burma
       
 
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