British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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R.R. Fairbairn  to  R.C.C. Futcher
Fairbairn,
Richard Robert
R.R. Fairbairn
Son of Henry George Fairbairn, and
Florence Frances Carter.
Married.
23.09.1916
Camberwell district,
Greater London

-
04.1994
Surrey Mid-Eastern
district, Surrey
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
22.07.1936 [68462]
Lt.
22.07.1939
T/Capt.
05.01.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
08.09.1942
Capt.
11.04.1945
T/Maj.
08.09.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
12.03.1945
T/Lt.Col.
12.03.1945-(04.1946)
Lt.Col.
01.05.1947
Bt. Col.
01.05.1950
MC
20.12.1940
France
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
04.08.1950
& 1st clasp
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM
30.05.1946
military services to USA



served in the ranks, 28th London Regiment
22.07.1935


commissioned, 56th (1st London) Divisional Engineers - Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
(1940)
 
 
216th Army Field Company RE (British Expeditionary Force, France)
10.01.1951
 
 
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Fairbairn,
Thomas
T. Fairbairn
?
-
2nd Lt.
16.08.1939
WS/Lt.
16.02.1941 (red < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
16.08.1939
 
 
commissioned, 9th The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
(1940)
 
 
9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (France)
Fairhurst,
Denis Irving
D.I. Fairhurst (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony Fairhurst)
Son of George Noel Fairhurst (1881?-1964), and Jeannette Irving "Netta" Williamson (1894-1979) (she remarried 1971 Lt.Col. Francis Michael Benedict Carey Boylan).
Married (04.12.1966, Catholic Cathedral, Macao) Manuela Nogueira.
01.04.1918
Greendyke, Surrey Road, Bournemouth, Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
17.01.2004
East Surrey district, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.05.1940 [132570]
WS/Lt. 18.11.1941 (reld 24.09.1952)
T/Capt. 14.07.1943-(04.1944),
25.07.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. 24.09.1952
? - 18.05.1940 110th Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.05.1940     commissioned, The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(04.1944)     Fighting Vehicles School, India
Fairhurst,
Francis Noel St John
F.N.St.J. Fairhurst
Son of George Noel Fairhurst (1881?-1964), and Jeannette Irving "Netta" Williamson (1894-1979) (she remarried 1971 Lt.Col. Francis Michael Benedict Carey Boylan).
Married 1st (06.06.1940, Roman Catholic Chapel, Kasr el Nil, Cairo, Egypt) Helen Gladys Trevor Williams (02.08.1915 - 12.1993), youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Trevor Williams, of Cairo, Egypt; two daughters, two sons.
Married 2nd ((09?).1973, Westminster district, London) Blanche Kathleen "Sally" Fairhurst (15.08.1915 - 08.1995).
28.12.1915
Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
19.06.1976
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935 [66065]
Lt. 29.08.1938
A/Capt. 25.05.1940-28.07.1940,
28.09.1940-23.10.1940
T/Capt. 24.10.1940-28.08.1943
Capt. 29.08.1943
A/Maj. 01.08.1945-31.10.1945
T/Maj. 01.11.1945-21.03.1947,
31.03.1947-28.08.1948
Maj. 29.08.1948 (retd 17.10.1962)
local Lt.Col. 28.06.1956-(01.1957)
Mention in Despatches MID 08.07.1941 Middle East
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
29.08.1935     commissioned, 7th Queen's Own Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps
01.10.1938 - 22.05.1940 Aide-de-Camp, ...
? - 1945? POW (No. 1112) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
17.10.1962 - 28.12.1965 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Falconar,
Geoffrey Barnard
G.B. Falconar
Married (02.04.1965, Harrow, Middlesex) Christine Helen Harding (10.10.1918 - 09.2002), divorced wife of Theobald Rollo Pierce Butler (1913-1983), and daughter of William Gilbert Harding (1876-1939), and Charlotte Crees (1877-1941).

13.09.1905
Barnet, Middlesex
-
21.04.1970
Bromley district, Kent
RAF:  
P/O (prob) 01.08.1927 (terminated on cessation of duty 28.09.1927)
Army:  
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 17.05.1941 [183974]
WS/Lt. 23.08.1942
T/Capt. 23.08.1942-31.03.1945
WS/Capt. 01.04.1945 (cashiered by sentence of a general court martial 23.08.1947)
T/Maj. 01.04.1945-23.08.1947
Obtained civil aviator's certificate (No. 8176), taken on a D.H. 60 "Moth" 27/60 h.p. Cirrus Mk. I at Hampshire Aeroplane Club, 01.11.1927.
01.08.1927 - 28.09.1927 commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) [Class A.A.]
17.05.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]

"Major G. B. Falconar, of the Royal Engineers, formerly with the Black Watch Royal Canadian Highlanders, pleaded guilty at a court martial yesterday [15.07.1947] to four charges of unlawfully disposing of army property to Chinese buyers in 1946." [Papers on trial to be found in this collection.]

Falvey,
Brian
J.M. Farmiloe
?
-
? ? [2573959]
2nd Lt. 26.12.1942 [265507]
WS/Lt. 26.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 25.06.1954 -
      served in the ranks, Middlesex Yeomanry
26.12.1942     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      served in Western Desert, Greece & Germany
Fancourt,
Albert Sidney
A.S. Fancourt (Photo courtesy of Mr Daniel Perriton) 
Married ((12?).1933, Cardigan district, Cardiganshire / Pembrokeshire) Olive P. Phillips.
20.04.1909
Islington district, London
-
03.1995
Truro district, Cornwall
CQMS ? [6596051]
2nd Lt. 07.07.1944 [329384]
WS/Lt. 07.01.1945
T/Capt. 04.02.1946-(04.1947)
WS/Capt. ?
Lt. 11.04.1949, seniority 07.01.1945
Capt. 14.07.1951 (reld 11.04.1960)
Hon. Maj. 11.04.1960
07.07.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Postal Section) [emergency commission]
11.04.1949 - 11.04.1960 short service commission
Fane,
Julian Patrick
J.P. Fane
From Plumpton.

17.02.1921
-
11.08.2013
2nd Lt. 31.12.1939 [112858]
Lt. 01.07.1941
A/Capt. 02.10.1942-01.01.1943
T/Capt. 02.01.1943-01.04.1945
WS/Capt. 02.04.1945
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 02.01.1945-01.04.1945
T/Maj. 02.04.1945-30.10.1947,
08.03.1948-17.05.1948,
07.03.1949-30.12.1952
Maj. 31.12.1952
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1960
Lt.Col. 20.04.1962 (supernumerary 20.04.1965)
Col. 15.06.1966, seniority 01.07.1964 (retd 29.03.1969)
MC 20.12.1940 gallantry in France & Flanders 39-40
MC 03.05.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 France & Flanders 39-40
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? North Africa ?
31.12.1939     commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
24.07.1946     transferred, 12th Lancers
02.04.1960     transferred, The Life Guards
Farmiloe,
John Meakin
J.M. Farmiloe
29.12.1919
-
12.02.2007
Wexham
[age 87]
2nd Lt. 31.05.1941 [189472]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
... ...
Lt.Col. 01.09.1966 (retd 05.01.1970)
      served in the ranks for 2 years, 29 days (mobilized TA)
27.04.1940     commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission to 28.03.1954]
21.12.1960     transferred, Royal Army Education Corps
DA, ATD
Farr,
Walter Richard
W.R. Farr
?
-
2nd Lt. ? [142184]
Lt. 29.07.1940 (reld 17.10.1941)
29.07.1940     commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Farran,
Roy Alexander [St Thomas Aquinas]
R.A. Farran R.A. Farran
R.A. Farran R.A. Farran
R.A. Farran R.A. Farran
R.A. Farran R.A. Farran
R.A. Farran R.A. Farran
R.A. Farran R.A. Farran
R.A. Farran

02.01.1921
Purley, Surrey
-
02.06.2006
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2nd Lt. 27.04.1940 [129133]
WS/Lt. 27.10.1941
T/Capt. 15.02.1943-(04.1944)
Lt. 27.04.1946, seniority 02.07.1943
Capt. 02.01.1948 (reld 04.03.1948)
A/Maj. ?
01.02.1951-16.11.1951
Lt. TA 05.03.1948, seniority 02.01.1944
Capt. TA 09.06.1949
Hon. Maj. ?
09.06.1949
17.11.1951
Distinguished Service Order DSO ? ?
MC 04.11.1941 Middle East
MC 26.03.1942 Middle East
MC 10.02.1944 Italy
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG 1946 ?
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 16.01.1948 ?
Education: Bishop Cotton School at Simla.
      Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
27.04.1940     commissioned, 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 26.04.1946]
? - 20.05.1941 attached to the 3rd King's Own Hussars (Egypt & Crete [wounded; POW, but escaped)
01.1942 - 03.1942 ADC to Maj.Gen. J.C. Campbell (commanding 7th Armoured Division) (North Africa)
03.1942 - (09?).1942 served in North Africa (wounded [evacuted to UK])
02.1943 - 05.1943 served in North Africa
01.04.1944     transferred to Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps
05.1943 - 1945 2nd Special Air Service Regiment (North Africa, Sicily, Italy, UK, France, Italy, Norway)
27.04.1946     permanent commission
09.11.1946     transferred to 3rd King's Own Hussars
1946? - ? Second-in-Command, 3rd King's Own Hussars (Palestine)
      instructor, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
05.03.1948 - 08.06.1949 Special Air Service Regiment - Territorial Army
09.06.1949 - 31.01.1951 Special Air Service Regiment - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
01.02.1951 - 16.11.1951 Hereford Light Infantry - Territorial Army
17.11.1951 - ? Special Air Service Regiment - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Soldier, farmer & writer.
Published: Winged dagger (1948); The history of the Calgary Highlanders, 1921-1954 (1954); Operation Tombola (1960); etc.
Farrar-Hockley,
[Sir] Anthony Heritage
"Tony"

Son of late Arthur Farrar­Hockley, journalist, and Agnes Beatrice (née Griffin).
Married 1st (1945) Margaret Bernadette Wells (died 1981); two sons (and one son deceased).
Married 2nd (1983) Linda Wood.


Obituary
08.04.1924 *
Coventry
-
11.03.2006

* Army List gives 1923
2nd Lt.
05.11.1942 [251309]
WS/Lt.
05.05.1943
A/Capt.
18.06.1944-17.09.1944
T/Capt.
18.09.1944-09.03.1945
WS/Capt.
10.03.1945
A/Maj.
10.12.1944-09.03.1945
T/Maj.
10.03.1945-31.07.1945,
01.09.1945-14.04.1948
2nd Lt.
28.04.1945, seniority 08.04.1945
17.12.1957, seniority 08.04.1944
Lt.
08.10.1946
20.12.1957, seniority 08.10.1945
Capt.
27.04.1951
20.12.1957, seniority, 08.04.1950
T/Maj.
16.03.1956-07.04.1957
Maj.
08.04.1957
Brev. Lt.Col.
01.07.1961
Lt.Col.
26.06.1962 [supernumerary 26.06.1965]
Col.
01.12.1965, seniority 01.07.1965
T/Brig.
24.06.1966-30.12.1966
Brig.
31.12.1966
A/Maj.Gen.
26.08.1970-09.11.1970
Maj.Gen.
10.11.1970
Lt.Gen.
12.05.1977
16.08.1977, seniority 12.05.1976
Gen.
30.07.1979 (retd 14.02.1983)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
31.12.1981
New Year 45
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
11.06.1977
HM's silver jubilee & birthday 77
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.12.1953
Korea
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.04.1965
Radfan Area of Southern Arabia *
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
12.06.1958
HM's birthday 58
MC
10.05.1945
gallant & distinguished sevices in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
1943
?
Mention in Despatches MID
13.04.1954
POW Korea
* During the Radfan operations Lieutenant-Colonel Farrar-Hockley's battalion was called upon to perform an extremely difficult ten-mile advance into mountainous enemy territory, and .then to attack and occupy an enemy base. This base was highly inaccessible and strongly defended. The whole operation was fraught with tactical and administrative difficulties and 'included two hard fought battles as well as several skirmishes. Largely due to the inspiration and exceptional leadership of its Commanding Officer, the performance of this battalion during this very testing period was admirable. During the battle which developed in the enemy base, the helicopter in which Lieutenant-Colonel Farrar-Hockley was making a reconnaissance was brought down beyond our lines by enemy fire. Having with some difficulty rejoined his battalion, which by that time was pinned down, and although still under fire himself, he launched a well executed attack which finally drove the enemy from their position. This was only one example of the energy, drive and resource with which this officer inspired his battalion at this time. Whether personally leading patrols into enemy country, or by his own example drawing forth exceptional efforts from his men, or improvising ingenious methods of supply, Lieutenant-Colonel Farrar-Hockley's leadership and bravery were of a high order. The services rendered by this gallant officer in furtherance of these operations were outstanding during this very difficult period.
Education: Exeter School;  jssc, Staff College, Camberley (1953, psc)
1940
-
05.11.1942
enlisted under-age (1940), The Gloucestershire Regiment (was found out & rejoined 1941; served in the ranks for 294 days)
05.11.1942


commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment [emergency commission to 27.04.1945]
11.11.1942


transferred to the Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
1942
-
1945
6th Parachute Battalion (1st Airborne Division) (Greece, Italy, Southern France)
28.04.1945


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [permanent commission]
21.06.1946
-
30.11.1946
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), Airborne Division (Middle East Forces) (Palestine
10.10.1947
-
10.03.1948
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), RAF Group UK
1950
-
1953
Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (UK, Korea; POW, escaped six times, but was recaptured each time)
15.02.1954
-
23.09.1954
Staff Captain (Air), Eastern Command
16.03.1956
-
03.11.1957
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DAA&QMG), Parachute Brigade Group (Cyprus & Port Said)
04.11.1957
-
11.01.1959
Brigade Major, ... (Jordan, 1958)
31.05.1958


transferred to The Parachute Regiment
1959
-
1961
College Chief Instructor, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
26.06.1962
-
1965
Commanding Officer, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Persian Gulf & Radfan campaign)
24.06.1965
-
30.11.1965
Principal Staff Officer,  HQ Director of Borneo Operations
01.12.1965
-
09.04.1966
Colonel (General Staff), Principal Staff Officer (Borneo)
26.04.1966
-
1968
Commander, 16th Parachute Brigade (Southern Command)
1968
-
1970
Defence Fellowship, Exeter College, Oxford (BLitt)
1970
-
1970
Director of Public Relations (Army)
26.08.1970
-
29.07.1971
Commander Land Forces, Northern Ireland
10.10.1971
-
10.10.1973
General Officer Commanding, 4th Division (Germany)
12.04.1974
-
09.04.1977
Director of Combat Development (Army), Ministry of Defence
12.05.1977
-
30.05.1979
General Officer Commanding, South East District
30.07.1979
-
15.11.1982
Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Northern Europe
24.04.1981
-
14.02.1983
ADC General to the Queen
Author (military history), defence consultant and lecturer.
Colonel Commandant: Prince of Wales's Division, 1974-01.06.1980; Parachute Regiment, 18.12.1977-31.12.1983; Colonel, The Gloucestershire Regiment, 31.12.1978-1984.
President, UK-Korea Forum, 1991-. FRSA 1997.
Published
: The edge of the sword, 1954; (ed) The commander, 1957; The Somme, 1964; Death of an army, 1968; Airborne carpet, 1969; War in the desert, 1969; General Student, 1973; Goughie : the Life of General Sir Hubert Gough, GCB, GCMG, KCVO, 1975; Opening rounds, 1988; The British part in the Korean War, vol. 1: A distant obligation, 1990, vol. 2: An honourable discharge, 1995; Army in the air, 1994; contributor: (and associate ed.) The D­Day encyclopaedia, 1994; Oxford illustrated history of the British Army, 1994; Oxford companion to the Second World War, 1995; Dictionary of National Biography
Farren,
Richard Hugh
R.H. Farren  
05.08.1888
Great Bealings, Woodbridge district, Suffolk
-
25.04.1977
Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
2nd Lt.
23.07.1907
Lt.
23.07.1910
Capt.
30.10.1914
Bt. Maj.
13.06.1917
Maj.
20.06.1917
Lt.Col.
20.05.1938 (half-pay 20.05.1939) (full-pay 31.05.1939)
Col.
31.08.1939, seniority 20.05.1938 (supernumerary 05.08.1943) (retd 19.06.1946)
T/Brig.
31.08.1939-25.05.1941,
13.03.1942-20.09.1942
Hon. Brig.
19.06.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
31.05.1956

HM's birthday 56: for political and public services in Hastings and St. Leonards

Mention in Despatches MID
15.08.1917
Mesopotamia
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
King's Jubilee Medal 1935 Jub M 35
-
-
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37
-
-
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
23.07.1907


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
27.09.1916
-
05.09.1917
Brigade Major RA, IEF "D" (from 28.07.1916-06.07.1917 serving in Mesopotamia; wounded)
22.01.1918
-
21.03.1918
served France & Belgium
21.03.1918
-
18.12.1918
POW in German captivity
09.04.1919
-
08.03.1920
specially employed, War Office
10.03.1920
-
08.03.1921
Adjutant, ... (Territorial Force)
09.03.1921
-
31.03.1922
Brigade Major, 47th (London) Division
23.12.1923
-
22.12.1927
Instructor in Gunnery (Class A), School of Artillery, India
(03.1931)
 
 
24th Mountain Brigade RA (Quetta)
(06.1933)
 
 
24th Mountain Brigade RA (Quetta)
(01.1937)
 
 
24th Mountain Brigade RA (Quetta)
(01.1939)
 
 
Mountain Artillery Training Centre (Ambala)
31.08.1939
-
25.05.1941
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), ... (temporary)
01.01.1942
-
20.09.1942
Group Commander, Home Forces
01.01.1943
-
31.05.1943
Assistant Military Secretary, War Office
11.09.1943
-
12.09.1943
Colonel Armistice Control Commission Italy
13.09.1943
-
05.01.1944
Staff Officer, 1st grade (SO1) (Civil Affairs), Allied Force HQ
Farrer,
Mrs Beatrice Sheila
(née Greville)
Mrs S.B. Farrer
Daughter of Henry Brooke Macartney Crewe Greville (1870-1944), and Cecilia Ada Hervey-Bathurst (1874-1959).
Married (15.02.1936, Church of St Peter-with-St Thomas, Vere Street, London W1) Michael James Farrer (05.03.1903 - 25.03.1960), son of Arthur Richmond Farrer (1858-1925), and Charlotte Mary Easton (1862-1954); ... children (one son, one daughter?).
22.05.1910
Kensington district, London
-
26.06.1976
2nd Sub. 18.12.1941 [221949]
WS/Sub. 26.04.1942
T/Jun.Cdr. 27.07.1943-(04.1944)
A/Sen.Cdr. 1945?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 24.01.1946 NW Europe
18.12.1941     commissioned, Auxiliary Territorial Service
Faulkner,
Edward Bazil
E.B. Faulkner
Son of ... Faulkner, and ... Blong.
Married ((12?).1940, Southport district, Lancashire) Nancy Mona Ledran (11.06.1921 - 06.1991); three children (one? son, two? daughters).
12.10.1919
Bolton district, Lancashire
-
27.11.1962
Cerro la Cruz, Ciudad de Dios Surcs, near Lima, Peru
(died in an air crash)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 17.03.1943 [186352]
WS/Lt. 17.09.1943
T/Capt. 30.07.1944-(04.1946)
Education: King George V School, Southport; BSc.
Joined engineering branch of the Post Office, 1938, becoming an executive engineer in the radio branch of the Engineer-in-Chief's Office in 1948.
? - 01.05.1942 HQ Sigo
01.05.1942 - 04.05.1942 ISTC
04.05.1942 - 12.11.1943 General HQ Auxiliary Units
17.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
12.11.1943 - ? HQ W.O W/T Station M SU Forest Moor
Chief resident engineer for Preece, Cardew and Rider with Empresa Nacional de Telecommunicaciones, Republic of Colombia, 1956. Shortly before his death he joined the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Associate Member (1957), then Member (1961), The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Fearn,
Neville
N. Fearn

?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.12.1942 [261267]
WS/Lt. 13.06.1943
T/Capt. 12.10.1944-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44-45
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe 44-45
13.12.1942     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
      served Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Sherwood Rangers
Feilden,
[Sir] Bernard Melchior
B.M. Feilden B.M. Feilden
Son of Robert Humphrey Feilden, MC, and Olive Feilden (née Binyon).
Married 1st (1949) Ruth Mildred Bainbridge (died 1994); two sons, two daughters.
Married 2nd (1995) Christina Matilda Beatrice Murdoch.

11.09.1919
Hampstead, London
-
14.11.2008
Bawburgh,  Norfolk
L.Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
11.05.1940 [132066]
WS/Lt.
11.11.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
01.12.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
> 04.1946
Knight Bachelor Kt
1985
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
1976
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
1969
?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
25.03.1949
-
?
-
11.05.1940
either 141st or 142nd Officer Cadet Training Unit (RE)
11.05.1940
 
 
commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]



served with Bengal Sappers and Miners (India, Mesopotamia and Italy)
Architect. FRIBA, 1968 (ARIBA, 1949). AA Diploma (Hons), 1949; Bratt Colbran Scholar, 1949. Architect, Norwich Cathedral, 1963-1977; Surveyor to the Fabric: York Minster, 1965-1977; St Paul's Cathedral, 1969-1977; Consultant Architect, UEA, 1969-1977. Dir, Internat. Centre for the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome, 1977-1981. Consultant, Feilden and Mawson, Chartered Architects (Partner, 1956-1977); Member, Cathedrals Advisory Commission for England, since 1981.
Hoffman Wood Prof. of Architecture, Leeds Univ., 1973-1974. Member: Ancient Monuments Bd (England), 1964-1977; Council, RIBA, 1972-1977; Cathedrals Fabric Commission, 1990-1995; Cathedrals Fabric Committees, Bury St Edmunds, Ely and Norwich, 1990-. President: Ecclesiastical Architects' and Surveyors' Assoc., 1975-1977; Guild of Surveyors, 1976-1977. FSA 1969; FRSA 1973; Hon. FAIA 1987. Corresp. Mem., Architectes en Chef, France. DUniv York, 1973; Hon. DLitt: Gothenburg, 1988; East Anglia, 1989. Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1986.
Published: The Wonder of York Minster, 1976; Introduction to Conservation, 1979; Conservation of Historic Buildings, 1982; Between Two Earthquakes, 1987; Guidelines for Conservation (India), 1989; Guidelines for Management of World Cultural Heritage Sites, 1993; articles in Architectural Review, Chartered Surveyor,
AA Quarterly
Feilding,
the Hon. Basil [Egerton]
B.E. Feilding

Son of Rudolph Edmund Aloysius Feilding, Viscount Feilding (1885-1937) and Agnes Imelda Mary Harding (1885-1937).
Brother of Lt. the Hon. David Charles Feilding, Maj. the Earl of Denbigh, Sq.Ldr. the Hon. Hugh Richard Feilding, RAFVR & Capt. the Hon. Henry Anthony Feilding, MC.
Married (14.09.1939) Rosemary Eardley-Wilmot, daughter of Cdr. Neville Eardley-Wilmot, RN; three sons, two daughters.
14.05.1916
-
03.10.1970
AuxAF:
 
P/O
11.07.1936 (reld 03.07.1938)
Army:
 
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.02.1940 [121334]
WS/Lt.
25.08.1941
T/Capt.
14.08.1943-(04.1944)
Education: Oratory School, South Kensington; Ampleforth College
11.07.1936
-
03.07.1938
605 (County of London) (Fighter) Squadron AuxAF



served in the ranks, The Royal Fusiliers



Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
25.02.1940


commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
29.07.1940
-
14.05.1941
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
15.05.1941
-
31.05.1942
HQ 30th Infantry Brigade
01.06.1942
-
10.08.1944
Guards Armoured Training Wing
11.08.1944
-
08.10.1944
4th Battalion Coldstream Guards (NW Europe)
09.10.1944
-
05.11.1944
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards (NW Europe)
06.11.1944
-
1945
4th Battalion Coldstream Guards (NW Europe) (wounded 01.03.1945 & 28.03.1945)
Feilding,
the Hon. David Charles
D.C. Feilding
Son of Rudolph Edmund Aloysius Feilding, Viscount Feilding (1885-1937) and Agnes Imelda Mary Harding (1885-1937).
Brother of Maj. the Earl of Denbigh, Capt. the Hon. Basil Egerton Feilding, Sq.Ldr. the Hon. Hugh Richard Feilding, RAFVR & Capt. the Hon. Henry Anthony Feilding, MC.
Married (19.10.1938) Elizabeth Alice Fletcher; three sons.
01.08.1913
-
25.11.1966
Spr.
?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
23.04.1940 [129835]
WS/Lt.
23.10.1941 (reld 10.12.1952)
Hon. Lt.
10.12.1952
Education: Oratory School, Woodcote, nr Reading



served in the ranks, Corps of Royal Engineers
?
-
22.04.1940
141st Officer Cadet Training Unit RE
23.04.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1940
-
1945
POW in German captivity
Portrait painter.
Feilding,
the Hon. Henry Anthony
H.A. Feilding as a child
Son of Rudolph Edmund Aloysius Feilding, Viscount Feilding (1885-1937) and Agnes Imelda Mary Harding (1885-1937).
Brother of Lt. the Hon. David Charles Feilding, Maj. the Earl of Denbigh, Sq.Ldr. the Hon. Hugh Richard Feilding, RAFVR & Capt. the Hon. Basil Egerton Feilding.
Married (02.08.1950) Dunia Maureen Spencer, daughter of Dr. Gordon Spencer; one son, one daughter.
27.02.1924
Lutterworth district, Leicestershire / Northamptonshire / Warwickshire
-
02.1994
Rugby district, Leicestershire / Northamptonshire / Warwickshire
Cadet
? [14437520]
2nd Lt.
13.08.1944 [327338]
WS/Lt.
13.02.1945
T/Capt.
10.10.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
12.01.1952
MC
12.07.1945
NW Europe
Education: Ampleforth College; King's College, Cambridge University (1952, MA)
13.08.1944


commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
18.11.1944
-
1945
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards (NW Europe)
12.01.1952
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Justice of the Peace (JP), Warwickshire, 1967. High Sheriff, Warwickshire, 1976-1978.
Feilding,
the Hon. William Rudolph Stephen
see: Denbigh and Desmond,
Earl of;
 
Fennell,
Rev. Maurice
M. Fennell

?
-
Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class (Capt.)
27.10.1943 [297174]
27.10.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department [emergency commission]
Fenning,
Dennis Maxwell
D.M. Fenning (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Gariepy) D.M. Fenning (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Gariepy)
D.M. Fenning (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Gariepy) D.M. Fenning (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Gariepy)
Son (with one brother) of Col. William Maxwell Fenning (1873-1959), and Mary Frances Gladys Dawson (1886?-1962).
Married 1st ((06?).1940, Bedford district, Bedfordshire) Dorothy Guthrie.
Married 2nd (07.12.1957, Bedford, Bedfordshire) Edna Newton.
01.10.1917
Multan, India
-
16.12.1999
Bedford, Bedfordshire
2nd Lt. 29.10.1938 [78070]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 27.06.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 04.1947
Capt. 19.12.1950
Maj. 04.06.1954, seniority 20.01.1954
Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 18.01.1963 -
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 04.06.1954 -
      late Cadet, Bedford School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
29.10.1938     commissioned, 5th Battalion The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
07.06.1941     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps (General List)
(07.1941)     No. 1 Vehicle Reserve Depot, RASC (Feltham)
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch)
19.12.1950     Supplementary Reserve of Officers [later: Army Emergency Reserve]
01.11.1963     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Ferguson,
Hugh Charles
H.C. Ferguson
?
-
2nd Lt.
06.04.1945, seniority 03.06.1940 [342620]
WS/Lt.
? (reld 16.01.1947)
T/Capt.
26.07.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
16.01.1947
06.04.1945


commissioned, General List, Infantry (African Colonial Forces Section) [emergency commission]
Fergusson,
[Sir] Bernard Edward;
Baron Ballantrae of Auchairne and The Bay Islands (cr. 10.07.1972)
B.E. Fergusson B.E. Fergusson
B.E. Fergusson B.E. Fergusson
B.E. Fergusson B.E. Fergusson
B.E. Fergusson B.E. Fergusson
B.E. Fergusson B.E. Fergusson
Youngest son of Gen. Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran, 7th Bt, GCB, GCMG, DSO, MVO, and of Lady Alice
Boyle (died 1958), daughter of 7th Earl of Glasgow.
Married (1950) Laura Margaret (died 1979), youngest daughter of Lt.Col. A.M. Grenfell, DSO; one son.
From Maybole, Ayrshire.
06.05.1911
Kensington, Greater London
-
28.11.1980
Auchairne, Ballantrae, Ayrshire.
2nd Lt.
27.08.1931 [52627]
Lt.
27.08.1934
Capt.
27.08.1939
A/Maj.
27.07.1940-26.10.1940
T/Maj.
27.10.1940-05.09.1942
WS/Maj.
06.09.1942
Maj.
01.07.1946
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1951
A/Lt.Col.
06.06.1942-05.09.1942
T/Lt.Col.
06.09.1942-23.09.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
20.02.1944
A/Col.
20.08.1943-19.02.1944
T/Col.
20.02.1944-08.12.1946,
14.05.1951-05.05..1952
Col.
06.05.1952 (retd 13.12.1958)
A/Brig.
02.11.1943-01.05.1944
T/Brig.
02.05.1944-12.01.1945,
15.08.1945-08.12.1946,
10.01.1955-13.12.1958
Hon. Brig.
13.12.1958
Knight Bachelor Kt
1974
?
Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George GCMG
03.09.1962
Gov.Gen. NZ
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
16.04.1963
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
05.08.1943
Burma
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1950
HM's birthday 50
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02-07.41
Mention in Despatches MID
26.04.1945
Burma
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; idc (1954), psc
27.08.1931


commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
11.03.1935
-
10.03.1937
ADC to Maj.Gen. (later Field Marshal) A.P. Wavell, 2nd Infantry Division (Aldershot)
1937


served Palestine, 1937 (medal and clasp)
05.10.1937
-
12.01.1938
special appointment (Class GG) (tempoary)
27.01.1938
-
1939
Instructor, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
1939
-
10.05.1940
Instructor, Staff College, Camberley
11.05.1940
-
20.10.1940
Brigade Major, 46th Infantry Brigade
21.10.1940
-
14.12.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HF
15.12.1940
-
16.12.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Military Mission
17.12.1940
-
10.07.1941
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) to Deputy C-in-C Middle East
11.07.1941
-
26.08.1941
Assistant Military Secretary (P) to Commander-in-Chief
27.08.1941
-
27.11.1941
BLST GHQ Middle East
08.04.1942
-
05.06.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), GHQ India
06.06.1942
-
23.09.1942
Secretary (General Staff Officer, 1st grade GSO1)) (Joint Plans)
1943
-
1944
Wingate Expeditions into Burma; Commander 16th Infantry Brigade in 1944 Expedition (wounded)
13.01.1945
-
14.08.1945
Colonel, Combined Operations HQ
15.08.1945
-
08.12.1946
Director (Grade B) of Combined Operations (Military) 
11.12.1946
-
20.11.1947
Assistant Inspector-General, Palestine Police
1948
-
1951
commanded 1st Battalion The Black Watch
14.05.1951
-
06.11.1953
Colonel, General Staff (Intelligence), Supreme HQ, Allied Powers, Europe
10.01.1955
-
18.09.1956
Commander, 153rd Highland Brigade, TA
20.09.1956
-
(02.1957)
Brigadier (SE), Allied Force HQ (Port Said Operations)
1957
-
1958
Commander, 29th Infantry Brigade
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief (Designate) of New Zealand, 1962-1967. International Observer Team, Nigeria, October 1968-March 1969. Member, Committee to review Defamation Act, 1952, 1971-1974; Chairman, Scottish Trust for the Physically Disabled, 1971-. Chairman, British Council, 1972-1976. Lord High Commissioner to General Assembly of Church of Scotland, 1973, 1974. Colonel, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regt), 1969-1976. Hon. DCL Canterbury, 1965; DUniv Waikato, 1967; Hon. LLD: Strathclyde, 1971; Dundee, 1973; Hon. DLitt St Andrews, 1974Chairman, London Board, Bank of New Zealand, since 1968; Chancellor, University of St Andrews, since 1973; Registrar, Order of St Michael and St George, since 1979.
Published: Eton Portrait, 1937; Beyond the Chindwin, 1945; Lowland Soldier (verse), 1945; The Wild Green Earth, 1946; The Black Watch and the King's Enemies, 1950; Rupert of the Rhine, 1952; The Rare Adventure, 1954; The Watery Maze: The Story of Combined Operations, 1961; Wavell: Portrait of a Soldier, 1961; Return to Burma, 1962; The Trumpet in the Hall, 1970; Captain John Niven, 1972; Hubble­Bubble (light verse), 1978; Travel Warrant, 1979
Fern,
Harry Wilson
H.W. Fern
Son of ... Fern, and ... Wilson.
Married ((12?).1939, Hammersmith district, London) Lillian E. Rands (1915-), daughter of Thomas C. Rands, and Ethel M. Clow; one daughter.
(06?).1913
Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
07.02.2011
Connaught Court RMBI Home, York
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.02.1942 [226093]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 14.07.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 30.11.1944
T/Maj. 30.11.1944-(04.1946)
07.02.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
Freeman of city of London, Chartered Secretary (FCIS), member of MCC and LGR freemason.
Festing,
[Sir] Francis Wogan
F.W. Festing F.W. Festing
F.W. Festing F.W. Festing
F.W. Festing (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Hedges) mailto:j.n.houterman@wxs.nl?subject=inquiry Army Officer K.O.N. Foster

Only son of late Brig.Gen. Francis Leycester Festing, CB, CMG (1877-1948), and Charlotte Katharine Grindall Festing (1873?-1957).
Married (29.09.1937, St Mary's, Swinburne) Mary Cecilia Riddell (22.11.1906 - 04.1992), elder daughter of late Cuthbert David Giffard Riddell (1868-1937), and Evelyn Mary Liddell (?-1932), of Swinburne Castle, Northumberland; four sons.

28.08.1902
Dublin, Ireland
-
03.08.1976
Hexham, Northumberland
2nd Lt. 23.12.1921
... ...
Bt. Maj. 1938
Maj. 06.01.1939
local Lt.Col. 23.02.1939-31.12.1939
A/Lt.Col. 01.01.1940-31.03.1940
T/Lt.Col. 01.04.1940-12.04.1942
WS/Lt.Col. 13.04.1942
A/Col. 13.10.1941-12.04.1942
T/Col. 13.04.1942-27.11.1943
WS/Col. 28.11.1943
Col. 08.02.1945
A/Brig. 13.10.1941-12.04.1942
T/Brig. 13.04.1942-27.11.1943
A/Maj.Gen. 28.11.1942-27.11.1943
T/Maj.Gen. 28.11.1943-16.08.1946
Maj.Gen. 17.08.1946, seniority 23.11.1944
T/Lt.Gen. 26.06.1949-16.01.1950
Lt.Gen. 06.02.1952
Gen. 29.11.1956
Field Marshal 01.09.1960 (half-pay 1961)

GCB 1957 (KCB 1956; CB 1946); KBE 1952 (CBE 1945); DSO 1942; DL

Education: Winchester (1915-1919); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1920-1921); Staff College (psc, 1934).
23.12.1921     commissioned, The Rifle Brigade
... - ... ...
1936     Air Liaison Officer, Eastern Command
23.02.1939 - 31.12.1939 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
01.01.1940 - 20.09.1940 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
1940 - 1941 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment
13.10.1941 - 27.11.1942 Brigade Commander, 29th Independent Brigade Group (Madagascar)
28.11.1942 - 28.08.1945 General Officer Commanding, 36th Infantry Division (India & Arakan 1944, N Burma 1944/45)
1945     General Officer Commanding, Hong Kong (re-occupation)
1946     Director of Weapons and Development, War Office
... - ... ...
29.09.1958 - 31.10.1961 Chief of the Imperial General Staff
1958 - 1960 ADC General to the Queen
Fickling,
William Angus
W.A. Fickling (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Fickling)
Son of Angus Fickling (1864-1908), and Sarah Rosa Hoyer (1863-1953).
Married (25.05.1922, Pokesdown, Hampshire) Eva Mary Turley (16.07.1898 - 09.1993); one son (Cdr. Peter Angus Fickling, RN).
29.06.1893
Bournemouth, Hampshire
-
23.05.1971
Highcliffe, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 16.03.1918
Lt. 16.09.1919 (reld 30.09.1921)
2nd Lt. 25.08.1940 [146068]
WS/Lt. 25.08.1940
WS/Capt. 01.12.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Maj. 01.12.1942-(07.1945)
A/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Maj. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
      served in the ranks, Hampshire Regiment
? - 15.03.1918 Officer Cadet Unit
16.03.1918 - 30.09.1921 commissioned,  Middlesex Regiment - Territorial Force (10th Battalion, later 7th Battalion)
30.08.1918 - (09.1919) seconded, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Bank Manager with the Midland Bank in Parkstone, Poole, Dorset.
25.08.1940     commissioned, [Auxiliary Military] Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa (might have been Second-in-Command of a Pioneer Corps Regiment that was digging latrines for the 8th Army)
      also famous as the real-life 'Major Fibbing' in the Punch Cartoons during the war
Field,
Philip Sidney
H.W. Fillery
19.01.1917
-
06.2000
North Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 05.06.1943 [278861]
WS/Lt. 05.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 1945?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 29.10.1954 -
05.06.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Fielding,
Frank
F. Fielding
15.03.1921
-
16.02.1998
San José, Santa Clara, California, USA
2nd Lt. 25.10.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Lt. 28.04.1945, seniority 15.09.1943
A/Capt. 12.06.1943-11.09.1943
T/Capt. 12.09.1943-19.12.1945
WS/Capt. 20.12.1945
Capt. 15.03.1948
A/Maj. 20.09.1945-19.12.1945
T/Maj. 20.12.1945-20.12.1947
Maj. 15.03.1955 (retd 23.05.1958)
Instructor In gunnery (A.A.), qualified on two Short Gunnery Staff Courses (Guns, Radar and Searchlights), or a Long Gunnery Staff Course (A.A.).
      served in the ranks (mobilized Territorial Army 24.08.1939) for 2 years, 53 days
25.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
28.04.1945     permanent commission
Fillery,
Henry Walter
H.W. Fillery
Son of Francis Henry Fillery, and Bertha Mary Gammage.
Married ((12?).1936, Southwark district, Surrey) Dorothy May Willcocks, of Paignton, Devon.
(12?).1909 ?
Paddington district, London ?
-
09.09.1943
Salerno, Italy
(DOW) [age 32 (33?)]
[Salerno War Cemetery, Italy, I.D.32]
2nd Lt. 19.10.1940 [153094]
WS/Lt. ?
A?/Capt. ?
19.10.1940     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
? - 09.09.1943 9th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (died of wounds during the Salerno landings)
Fillingham,
John Francis
J.F. Fillingham
Son of Frank Fillingham, and Ada Wright.
From Hull.
16.02.1918
Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
12.1991
Richmond district, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
05.07.1939 [91497]
WS/Capt.
03.09.1943
T/Maj.
03.09.1943-(04.1946)
2nd Lt.
01.05.1948, seniority 03.09.1943
...
...
Maj.
24.08.1952
2nd Lt.
03.05.1958, seniority 27.08.1939
Lt.
03.05.1958, seniority 03.03.1941
Capt.
03.05.1958, seniority 27.08.1945
Maj.
03.05.1958, seniority 27.08.1952 (retd 09.04.1962)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
19.04.1945
Italy
BSM
16.01.1947
?
05.07.1939


commissioned, The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA



served in Italy
1945
-
1948
seconded to the Air Ministry Directorate of Intelligence as the senior Army representative on Section AI 9 dealing with E&E matters
?
-
02.05.1958
short service commission, Intelligence Corps
03.05.1958
-
09.04.1962
permanent commission, Intelligence Corps
Findlay,
James
J. Findlay (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
From Aberdeen.
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.02.1941 [172397]
WS/Lt. 15.08.1942
T/Capt. 29.04.1943-24.06.1944
WS/Capt. 25.06.1944
T/Maj. 25.06.1944-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 15.06.1944 Italy
      Officer Cadet Training Unit
15.02.1941     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942) - (1944) 1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk, then Italy) (DSO)
Findlay,
Peter [Clark]

P. Findlay (Photo courtesy of Fiona Findlay) P. Findlay (Photo courtesy of Fiona Findlay)
P. Findlay (Photo courtesy of Fiona Findlay) P. Findlay (Photo courtesy of Fiona Findlay)
P. Findlay (Photo courtesy of Fiona Findlay)
Son of Peter Findlay (1888-), and Isabella ...
Married (18.05.1940, Mount Abu) Joyce Kathleen Whigham-Teasdale (11.01.1913 - 08.03.1989), daughter (with two sisters) of Robert John Whigham Teasdale (1886-1920), and Winifred Muriel Gladys Harding (1886-1970); one daughter, one son.
12.08.1908
Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland
-
27.05.1974
Bow Arrow Hospital, Dartford, Kent
CQMS ? [3128073]
2nd Lt. 01.12.1943 [313278]
WS/Lt. 01.12.1943
Lt. 01.01.1947, seniority 01.12.1943
T/Capt. (1949)
Capt. 01.12.1949 (reld 01.01.1956)
Hon. Capt. 01.01.1956
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (without gratuity) LSGCM 15.04.1949 - [date of qualification 18.12.1948]
18.12.1930     enlisted in the ranks, Royal Scots Fusiliers (Ayr)
      served UK (from 19.12.1930), Palestine (from 23.02.1922), Egypt (from 10.12.1932), Palestine (from 09.05.1936), Egypt (from 31.10.1936), India (from 27.11.1936), UK (from 18.07.1940), Madagascar (from 18.03.1942), India (from 28.06.1942), Iraq (from 12.09.1942), Middle East (from 12.02.1943) & British North Africa (from 29.08.1943)
18.09.1943     transferred, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
01.12.1943     commissioned, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry [immediate emergency commission] (captured)
07.10.1944 - 1945 POW (No. 140036) in German captivity (Stalag VII-A, Moosburg, Bayern)
01.01.1947 - 01.01.1956 short service commission, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section)
26.06.1958     enlisted in the ranks, Territorial Army
His daughter writes: "I know he was in Egypt (as I was born there) and in Cyprus (family photos) and possibly in Burma and Korea."
Finlay,
Campbell Kirkman
"Kim"
C.K. Finlay
Son of Sir Campbell Kirkman Finlay and Alice Kathleen Norton.
1909
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.08.1929 [44093]
Lt.
29.08.1932
Capt.
29.08.1939
WS/Maj.
22.09.1942
Maj.
01.01.1949
A/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
?
Education: Royal Military College
29.08.1929


commissioned, Irish Guards
(03.1931)
-
(06.1933)
1st Battalion Irish Guards (Windsor & Aldershot [UK])
(01.1937) -
29.08.1939
Supplementary Reserve of Officers
29.08.1939
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
(1940)


Officer Commanding, No. 3 Company, 2nd Battalion Irish Guards
22.06.1942
-
17.08.1944
Commanding Officer, 2nd (Armoured) Battalion Irish Guards (UK, NW Europe)
Published: This matter of life and death (1948)
Finney,
Arthur Henry
A.H. Finney
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.10.1941 [214951]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 04.10.1947; disability)
Hon. Lt. 04.10.1947
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 08.02.1949 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 08.02.1949 1st clasp
30.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
His granddaughter writes: "I was told he was blinded during the war then worked for the BBC radio to help ex-servicemen with sight disabilities and the guide dogs."
Finny,
Desmond Marriott

D.M. Finny D.M. Finny (Photo courtesy of Mr Vincent Tessier)
Son of Cecil Edward Finny, MD (1877-1956), & Isabel Norah Marriott (1878-1941), of 4 Dulwich Village, SE21.
Married (24.02.1931, Eastbourne district, Sussex) Elsie Gertrude Mayes (21.01.1909 - 06.1998), daughter of William Mayes, CIE (1874-1960), and Florence Calvert; one son.
12.09.1906
Hill House, Finchingfield, Braintree district, Essex
-
30/31.07.1940
[age 33]
[Fulford Cemetery, Yorkshire, section 2, row B, grave 2]
2nd Lt. 29.01.1927 [37200]
Lt. 29.01.1930
Capt. 29.08.1936
Military Cross MC 11.07.1940 Dunkirk
Mention in Despatches MID 23.07.1937 Palestine
Education: Dulwich College Preparatory School (1915-1919); Dulwich College (09.1919-07.1925; in the Shooting VIII for four years and captain in 1925; Under Officer in the Officer Training Corps 1925, captain of Grenville, and in the Second XV 1924-1925; won the School Steeplechase 1925); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1925-1927; in the Shooting Team; won the mile race versus Woolwich, and was captain of the cross-country team).
AMIMechE (after studying mechanics at Thornycrofts for two years).
29.01.1927     commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
1927 - 1928 served with Shanghai Defence Force (China)
      served in India
02.03.1930 - 01.03.1931 seconded, Royal Army Service Corps
02.03.1931     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
      served in Egypt & Palestine (despatches)
08.04.1938 - 05.09.1939 seconded for service as Assistant Inspector (Class CC tot 31.07.1938) under the Chief Inspector of Armaments on the Home Front
09.1939 - 01.1940 British Expeditionary Force (France)
[Assigned to the Line of Communication Railhead.]
01.1940 - 04.1940 staff course, Staff College, Camberley
late 04.1940 - 06.1940 British Expeditionary Force (France) (MC)
[Assigned as an ordnance officer on General Gort's staff at General Headquarters (G.H.Q.) of the B.E.F. After the Germans invaded France in May, Finny performed communications duties for G.H.Q., carrying orders from B.E.F. headquarters to units on the the front lines by motorcycle. During the evacuation from Dunkirk Captain Finny was assigned to duty assisting in the organization and embarkation of troops at the eastern mole at Dunkirk harbour, a breakwater which was used as a pier for the embarkation of troops onto ships alongside. He was present at the mole when it was subjected to heavy German air attack on May 29th, in which several ships were lost, including two destroyers. For bravery at the mole Captain Finny was awarded the Military Cross. Captain Finny was to have received his MC from the King at Buckingham Palace on August 7th 1940.]
06.1940 - 31.07.1940 HQ Staff, 10th Corps (Northern Command, Yorkshire)
[On the night of July 30/31st, he was killed in a motor-cycle accident while on duty near Barton, Co. Durham.]
Firth,
John Humphrey

J.H. Frith
From Biddenham, Bedford.
21.03.1921
-
22.10.1998
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
2nd Lt.
08.07.1939 [92857]
WS/Lt.
08.01.1941 (reld 27.01.1946; disability)
Hon. Lt.
27.01.1946
Military Cross MC
23.04.1942
Middle East



late Cadet, Wellington College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
08.07.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"B" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
Artist & retired teacher.
Firth,
Miss Pamela Hope
P.H. Frith
Daughter of Leslie L. Firth, a renowned horseman.
Married 1st (02.04.1948, London) Lt.Col. Vladimir Peniakoff, DSO, MC (1897-1951).
Married 2nd (08.10.1964) Thomas Stanley Matthews (16.01.1901 - 04.01.1991), editor of Time magazine; four stepsons.

15.12.1917
Kilcullen, Co Kildare
-
05.12.2005
Suffolk
2nd Sub.
30.05.1941 [196328]
WS/Sub.
30.05.1941, seniority 24.04.1941
T/J.Comd.
01.012.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
26.08.1950
03.09.1939


mobilized ATS
30.05.1941


commissioned, Auxiliary Territorial Service [emergency commission]
26.08.1950
-
15.12.1967
Women's Royal Army Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
 
Fishbourne,
Joseph Russell
J.R. Fishbourne
18.11.1909
-
05.2002
Braintree, Essex
2nd Lt.
29.08.1929
... ...
Col.
02.12.1954 (retd 14.01.1959)
Hon. Brig.
14.01.1959
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
?
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.03.1945
?
29.08.1929


commissioned, [Royal] Northumberland Fusiliers
23.01.1937


transferred, 3rd Dragoon Guards
04.12.1944
-
23.03.1945
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.12.1954
-
(02.1957)
Commander, ... Armoured Brigade (TA)
Fitch,
Frederic
C.K. Finlay
Son of Sydney Hewitt Fitch and Madeline Fitch, of Norwich.
Husband of Elizabeth Fitch, of Norwich.
?
-
19.06.1944
(KIA) [age]
[La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, France, IX.F.1]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.02.1934 [62355]
Lt.
17.02.1937
T/Capt.
14.05.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
20.07.1942
A/Maj. ?
?
MC
> 11.1939
< 04.1941
?



Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized
17.02.1944


Regular Army Reserve of Officers
?
-
19.06.1944
1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment
 
Fitzgeorge Parker,
Timothy Barclay
"Tim"
T.B. Fitzgeorge-Parker
Married 1st (1948) Pauline Whinney; one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd (1973) Eleanor Attfield; one son, one daughter.
Residence: (1944) Bude.

obituary
29.07.1920
Chipstead, Surrey
-
14.08.2006
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.11.1939 [107644]
Lt.
19.05.1941
A/Capt.
07.11.1943-06.02.1944
T/Capt.
07.02.1944-12.02.1944,
11.04.1944-14.05.1945,
17.05.1945-30.06.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946 (resigned commission 08.01. 1949)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
08.01.1949
MC
27.01.1944
Monte Corvino, Italy, 09.09.43
Education: Loretto School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (3rd Cavalry Officer Cadet Wing)
19.11.1939


commissioned, The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) - Royal Armoured Corps



served in Palestine, Syrian campaign, North Africa, Salerno, UK, Normandy & NW Europe
09.01.1949
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Enjoyed a brief career as a trainer before becoming a racing journalist and prolific author.
FitzGerald,
Desmond Richard Sassoon
D.R.S. FitzGerald
Son of Derek Joseph Barrington FitzGerald and Violet Leah Sassoon.
05.01.1918
-
05.2000
Westminster, London
2nd Lt.
25.08.1938 [77598]
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
04.11.1940-03.02.1941
T/Capt.
04.02.1941-17.08.1943
WS/Capt.
18.08.1943 (reld 03.02.1948)
A/Maj.
10.12.1942-23.02.1943,
03.08.1943-17.08.1943
T/Maj.
18.08.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
03.02.1948
25.08.1938


commissioned, Irish Guards
(04.1940)


1 Company, 1st Battalion The Irish Guards (Norway)
(1942)


Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Irish Guards (North Africa)
08.1944
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, 3 Squadron, 2nd (Armoured) Battalion The Irish Guards (NW Europe)
15.12.1951
-
05.01.1968
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Merchant banker, London.
FitzGerald,
Gerald Loftus
G.L. FitzGerald
Son of late Col. D.C.V. FitzGerald, MC, Indian Medical Service, of Nairobi Kenya.
Married (1937) Mary Stuart, daughter of late Charles E. Mills, Holbrook, Suffolk; one son, one daughter.
05.05.1907
-
01.1999
Winchester district, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36596]
Lt.
30.08.1929
Capt.
01.01.1938
A/Maj.
02.12.1939-01.03.1940
T/Maj.
02.03.1940-29.08.1943
Maj.
30.08.1943
A/Lt.Col.
14.03.1944-13.06.1944
T/Lt.Col.
14.06.1944-30.05.1949
Lt.Col.
31.05.1949 (supernumerary 31.05.1952)
local Col.
16.08.1950-14.01.1951
T/Col.
15.01.1951-23.06.1952
Col.
24.06.1952
local Brig.
15.01.1951-19.10.1952
T/Brig.
10.11.1952-07.06.1956
Brig.
08.06.1956 (retd 05.04.1959)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
31.05.1956
HM's birthday 56
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.06.1945
?
Cheavlier, Order of Leopold (Belgium) LeoI
25.09.1947
?
Croix de Guerre 1940 avec palme (Belgium) CdeG
25.09.1947
?
Education: Wellington College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College (psc)
30.08.1926


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931)
 
 
"N" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (Sialkot)
(06.1933)
 
 
"N" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (Secunderabad)
10.12.1936
-
01.12.1939
Adjutant, 67th (The York and Lancaster Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA (Territorial Army)
13.01.1941
-
27.10.1941
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Artillery, HQ Western Command (Chester)
29.10.1941
-
19.12.1942
Brigade Major, ...
27.08.1943
-
12.03.1944
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), School of Infantry (Barnard Castle)
01.11.1945
-
27.05.1946
Assistant Adjutant General, ... (British Army of the Rhine)
15.06.1946
-
11.09.1948
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Training), British Military Mission to Greece
11.11.1948
-
30.06.1950
Chief Instructor, Officer Cadet School
16.08.1950
-
14.01.1951
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), British Joint Services Mission, Washington (USA)
15.01.1951
-
19.10.1952
Deputy Director of Operations & Intelligence, Washington
10.11.1952
-
30.09.1955
Commander, HQ Training Brigade RA, Western Command
03.10.1955
-
1958
Deputy Director of Weapons and Development, War Office
Fitzgerald,
Maurice Lawrence
M.L. Fitzgerald
?
-
Cadet
? [6464818 ?]
2nd Lt.
04.07.1940 [138045]
WS/Lt.
04.01.1942 (reld 18.07.1953)
T/Capt.
01.11.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
18.07.1953
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
04.07.1940


commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
 
FitzHugh,
Robert Michael
R.M. FitzHugh
Younger son of Capt. Godfrey FitzHugh, DL, JP (1874-1917), and Ethel Mary Peel (1877-1961), of Plas Power, Denibghshire.
Married 1st (11.12.1939, St Michael, Chester Square, Pimlico, Westminster district, London) Rafela Theodora Arkwright (06.06.1909 - (09?).1978), daughter of Bertram Harry Godfrey Arkwright (1879-1949), and Grace Emma Julia Hurt (1876-1950), of Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire; one son.
Married 2nd (06.1980, Wrexham district, Denbighshire) Persis Joan Mary Woodhouse (née Rooper) (18.04.1912 - 09.2006).
28.09.1910
Wrexham district, Denbighshire
-
14.01.2006
Overton, Wrexham, Denbighshire
[St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Overton, Wrexham, Wales]
2nd Lt. 28.08.1930 [47563]
Lt. 28.08.1933
Capt. 28.08.1938
A/Maj. 01.12.1940-28.02.1941
T/Maj. 01.03.1941-10.08.1943,
27.06.1945-(01.1946)
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 29.09.1953)
T/Lt.Col. (1949)
Hon. Lt.Col. 29.09.1953
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 07.01.1949 Palestine 03.48-06.48
Education: Eton (...-1928); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (01.02.1929-1930).
28.08.1930     commissioned, 17th/21st Lancers
19.06.1939 - 06.09.1939 employed with Mechanical Car Depot
1939 - 1945 served with 17th/21st Lancers (UK & 29th Armoured Brigade, France, Belgium & Germany) (despatches)
1947 - 1948 served in Palestine (despatches)
29.09.1953 - 29.04.1961 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Deputy Lieutenant (DL) 1966, High Sheriff Flintshire, 1960.
Fitzpatrick,
Sir Geoffrey Richard Desmond
G.R.D. Fitzpatrick (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
14.12.1912
-
12.10.2002
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [53670]
... ...
T/Lt.Col. 10.03.1943-23.09.1944,
27.01.1945-07.10.1952
... ...
Gen. 01.10.1968 (retd 26.01.1974)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB ? ?
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO ? ?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 1965 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 12.07.1945 ?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 14.10.1943 ?
Military Cross MC 1939 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 24.06.1943 ?
01.09.1932     commissioned, 1st The Royal Dragoons
... - ... ...
01.02.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
FitzSimon,
Aubrey Granville
A.G. FitzSimon (Photo courtesy of Margaret Ann Granville FitzSimon Miles)
Son of Richard Granville Grenfell Symons FitzSimon (1881-1946), and Lilian Alberta Vickery (1884-1978).
Married ((09?).1939, Hampstead district, London) Doris H. Muirhead; three daughters, one son.
27.03.1917
Hampstead district, London
-
02.1991
Woking, Surrey NW district, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.03.1941 [177809]
WS/Lt. 15.09.1942
T/Capt. 12.02.1946-(04.1946)
? - 15.03.1941 either 162nd, 164th, 165th or 166th Officer Cadet Training Unit
15.03.1941     commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) [emergency commission]
(12.1942)     Corps of Military Police Depot, Mytchett, Nr. Aldershot, Hants
Flawn,
Ewart Gordon Charles
Maj. E.C.G. Flawn, 1944. (Photo courtsey of Mr Charles Flawn)
From Gerrards Cross.
17.04.1906
West Ham, Essex
-
23.08.1987
Bideford, Devon
2nd Lt.
01.09.1939 [102341]
WS/Lt.
04.11.1940
T/Capt.
04.11.1940
WS/Capt.
10.07.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
10.07.1941
Hon. Maj.
> 04.1944, < 04.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
13.12.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
11.11.1943
North Africa



late Cadet, Ley's School Contingent, Junior Division, OTC
1927


joined 'A' Battery, the Honourable Artillery Company - Territorial Army (as a Gunner)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
01.09.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army



served in North Africa & Italy
Flay,
John Charles
J.C. Flay
From Worcester.
(09?).1907
Worcester district, Hereford and Worcester / Worcestershire
-
died 1970s??
2nd Lt.
31.07.1925 [33155]
Lt.
31.07.1927
Capt.
01.05.1930
Maj.
16.02.1939, seniority 21.08.1938 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
10.09.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
13.12.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
Italy
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
02.10.1942
-



late Cadet Lance-Corporal, King's School (Worcester) Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

31.07.1925


commissioned, 67th (South Midlands) Field Brigade, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
(06.1940)
 
 
Battery Commander (Dunkirk; wounded)
09.1943?
-
(01.1944)
Commanding Officer, 67th Field Regiment RA (TA) (Anzio)
?
-
19.10.1957
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Chartered accountant.
President, Worcester Rugby Football Club, 1955-1957.
Fleck,
James Douglas
J.D. Fleck (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)

Son of Wm. Fleck, M.D., Tudor House, High Wycombe, Bucks.
26.02.1890
-
(09?).1962
Capt. 21.10.1922 [92488]
Education: Campbell College, Belfast (1940-1908).
      Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
(1941)     8th (HD) Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment
Fleming,
Robert Peter
R.P. Fleming R.P. Fleming
R.P. Fleming R.P. Fleming
Son (with three brothers) of Maj. Valentine Fleming (1882-1917), DSO, barrister & Conservative MP, who was killed in World War I, and Evelyn Beatrice St. Croix Rose (1885-1964).
Brother of Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) Ian Lancaster Fleming, RNVR.
Married (1935) Celia Elizabeth Johnson (18.12.1908 - 25.04.1982), actress, daughter of John Robert Johnson (1880-), and Ethel Griffiths (1882-); one son, two daughters.

31.05.1907
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
18.08.1971
on a shooting expedition near Glencoe in Black Mount, Argyll, Scotland
[Nettlebed Churchyard]
2nd Lt. 29.11.1930
Lt. 29.11.1933 (reld 07.03.1936)
Lt. 27.05.1939, seniortiy 18.02.1937 [47986]
WS/Capt. 01.04.1941
T/Maj. 01.04.1941-05.06.1943
WS/Maj. 06.06.1943
T/Lt.Col. 06.06.1943-09.09.1944
WS/Lt.Col. 10.09.1944
T/Col. 10.09.1944-(04.1946)
Lt. 23.04.1948, seniority 18.02.1937
Lt.Col. 23.05.1951
Bt.Col. 23.05.1954
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
Mention in Despatches? MID? 1940? Norway?

Order of the Cloud and Banner, Special Rosette (Chinese) for War Services, 14.05.1948.

Education: Eton; Christ Church, Oxford (1st Class English literature 1929).
At one time travelled widely, generally as a Special Correspondent of The Times.
1930     commissioned, Grenadier Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
27.05.1939     transferred, Grenadier Guards - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
      Served War of 1939-1945, Norway, 1940 (mention); Greece, 1941 (wounded); SEAC 1942-1945. Peter and his brother Ian were commissioned by Colin Gubbins to help establish the Auxiliary Units. This was to be the "secret army" of civilian volunteers that would fight on, behind enemy lines, as part of the British anti-invasion preparations of World War II. His principal service, however, from 1942 to the end of the war, was as head of "D Division," in charge of military deception operations in Southeast Asia.
23.04.1948     commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry - Territorial Army [Commanded 4th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry (TA), 1951-1954]
26.05.1954 - 31.05.1965 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
High Sheriff of Oxon., 1952. Pres. Oxfordshire Branch of Country Landowners Association, 1960-; Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Oxon, 31.07.1970.
Publications include: Brazilian Adventure (1933); One's Company (1934); News from Tartary (1936); Invasion 1940 (1957); The Siege at Peking (1959); Bayonets to Lhasa (1961); The Fate of Admiral Kolchak (1963); translated from French: Tibetan Marches by A. Migot.
Literature: Duff Hart-Davis, Peter Fleming : a biography.
Fletcher,
Carteret John
J. Fletcher
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Sir Carteret Ernest Fletcher (1868-1934), and Elsie McLauchlan, of Treyarnon, Cornwall.
06.07.1909
Countisbury, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
-
04.11.1943
(accidentally killed on a battle course) [age 35]
[Nakuru North Cemetery, Kenya, grave 493]
2nd Lt. 29.06.1940 [138881]
WS/Lt. 29.12.1941
A/Capt. 11.09.1942-04.11.1943
Education: MA (Oxon).
? - 29.06.1940 either 161st or 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.06.1940     commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
? - 04.11.1943 attached, King's African Rifles
Fletcher,
Frank Eric
F.E. Fletcher (Photo courtesy of Mr Steve Fletcher)
Son of ... Fletcher, and ... Leigh.
Married ...; one son, one daughter.
14.06.1919
Poplar district, London
-
04.2004
Mendip district, Somerset
2nd Lt. 25.10.1941 [214121]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 10.08.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
25.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
(06.1942) - 1945? 2nd Battalion London Irish Rifles, The Royal Ulster Rifles (North Africa, Italy)
Fletcher,
James
J. Fletcher
Son of Ralph Fletcher, and Lily Mangam, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
21.06.1916
Doncaster district, Nottinghamshire
-
07.10.1944
(KIA) [age 28]
[Kandi War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, 2.C.7]
Lt. 27.10.1939 [103765]
WS/Capt. 27.10.1940
Education: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Mansfield; Sheffield University. Qualified as dental surgeon 09.1939.
27.10.1939     commissioned, The Army Dental Corps [emergency commission]
      attached, Indian Army Dental Corps
Flint,
Peter
P. Flint
27.10.1922
-
19.01.1995
Richmond upon Thames district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 12.12.1942 [255757]
WS/Lt. 12.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. 1946?
12.12.1942     commissioned, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
01.06.1943     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
11.05.1945     transferred, The Green Howards
His daughter writes: "He was a parachutist with the army airborne division and I think he was involved D-Day+6. He served in the Far East with Mountbatten’s forces."
Flitton,
Ronald Edwin
R.E. Flitton (Photo courtesy of Maj. Chris Klein (retd))
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Ernest Alfred Flitton (1871-1947), and Martha York (1871-1916).
Married (02.03.1929, Cairo, Egypt) Angela Santinon (28.05.1896 - 24.10.1960), daughter of Ferdinando Santinon (1851-1930), and Maria Venturin (1854-1898); two daughters.
24.03.1905
West Croydon, Surrey
-
14.01.1981
Blackwell, Weston-super-Mare district, Avon
Paym. (with rank of Lt.) 10.11.1939 [125068]
with rank of WS/Capt. 26.03.1939
T/Staff Paym. 1st Cl. (with rank of T/Maj.) 26.03.1943
Paym. (with rank of Capt.) 01.10.1946
Maj. 10.11.1952 (reld 20.07.1960)
Hon. Maj. 20.07.1960
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 10.06.1948 HM's birthday 48
Mention in Despatches MID 30.06.1942 Middle East 07.41-10.41
10.11.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [emergency commission]
?     short service commission, General List
A niece writes: "Believe he served with the 8th Army. Understood to be one of the last Officers to leave Crete during WW2. He was based in Cairo c. 1926-1953 (until the Suez Crisis). Worked at the War Office in London c.1950s."
Flohr,
Ramuald
"Roman"
R. Flohr
?
Poland
-
Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
01.07.1941 [221252]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 28.03.1946)
T/Capt.
22.10.1944-28.03.1946
Hon. Capt. 
28.03.1946



served in the ranks in a Palestine Unit
01.07.1941
 
 
commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
28.09.1942


transferred, The Palestine Regiment
1945
-
1947
worked for Central Tracing Bureau & International Tracing Service, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
1947
-
1948
Director, Central Tracing Bureau, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
Flood,
George Robert
"Bob"
G.R. Flood
Married Jeanette (predeceased him); one son, one daughter.

26.11.1919
Guildford, Surrey
-
11.10.2004
Amesbury Abbey, Salisbury district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
15.10.1939 [102322]
...
...
T/Maj.
26.03.1944-31.03.1952
...
...
Brig.
31.12.1966 (retd 26.11.1974)
Military Cross MC
21.06.1945
NW Europe
15.10.1939


commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(1944)
-
(1945)
8th Parachute Battalion (NW Europe)
07.11.1945


permanent commission
1972
-
1974
ADC to the Queen
Flowerdew,
Frank Digby Mackworth
F.D.M. Flowerdew
Son of Lt.Col. Richard Edward Flowerdew, CIE, IMS (1886-1971), and Caroline Jane Mackworth (1881-1957), of Elmdene, Woking, Surrey.
Married (10.01.1942, Bournemouth) Margot Stewart, daughter of Mr & Mrs A.F. Martin Stewart, of Ferndown, Dorset; two sons (doctors), one daughter (nurse).

01.10.1913
India
-
28.07.1987
Southampton, Hampshire
Lt. 20.07.1939
WS/Capt. 20.07.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
A/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Education: Framlingham College (1928-1931); St Thomas's Hospital Medical School; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1937.
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Framlingham College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
20.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served in France and with the East African Command in Kenya, Abyssinia, and Madagascar
Late Children's Hospital Physician St. Thomas's Hospital; Hospital Physician Royal North. Hospital Holloway; Royal Victoria Hospital, Boscombe. Returned to East Africa to join a general practice in Nairobi, Kenya. Specialized as an anaesthetist. Returned to UK (Ferndown, Dorset), 1979.
Foot,
James Panton
J.P. Foot
Son of Cecil J. Foot, and Jessie W. Homer.
(09?).1921
Dorchester district, Dorset
-
(12?).2006
Dorset
2nd Lt. 31.05.1941 [189391]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 05.11.1943-(04.1944),
01.12.1944-(04.1946)
Capt. TA 21.09.1948
A/Maj. TA 01.05.1950
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 08.07.1943 SBS action *
? - 31.05.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
31.05.1941     commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(10.1942)     No. 2 Special Boat Squadron (North Africa) (10.1942 Operation Majestic Enterprise) (MBE)
21.09.1948     transferred, Territorial Army
14.05.1955     transferred, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
* October 1942—North Africa. One of three officers [the others being Capt. Godfrey B. Courtney & Maj. Richard P. Livingstone] of the Special Service Brigade whose duty it was to put Major-General M.W. Clark of the U.S. Army and his mission ashore from the submarine in which they travelled to North Africa for the purpose of interviewing certain French authorities prior to the Allied landing in November 1942. These three officers had also to take General Clark and his party back to the submarine after the negotiations had been completed. General Clark has said of their services:— ‘Without their whole-hearted assistance and skilful use of the fine specialised equipment furnished them, I am sure that we could not have overcome the physical obstacles encountered in getting ashore and re-embarking through a heavy surf. Any consideration that can be given these officers will be well deserved and greatly appreciated by me.’ The skill, judgment and steady nerve contributed directly to the successful outcome of this most important preliminary to the main operation. (L.G. 08.07.43)
Foot,
Michael Richard Daniell
F.D.M. Flowerdew

14.12.1919
-
18.02.2012
2nd Lt. 04.03.1939 [85455]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 06.12.1942-(04.1944)
A/Maj. ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 01.01.2001 New Year 2001
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 20.09.1945 ?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
      late Cadet Corporal, University College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
04.03.1939     commissioned, 35th (First Surrey Rifles) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
01.08.1940     transferred, Royal Artillery
      served Special Air Service (SAS), later Intelligence Corps
Professor of modern history & military historian.
Ford,
[Sir] Edward William Spencer
Maj. E.C.G. Flawn, 1944. (Photo courtsey of Mr Charles Flawn)
4th (twin) son of late Very Rev. Lionel G.B.J. Ford, Headmaster of Repton and Harrow and Dean of York, and of Mary Catherine, daughter of Rt Rev. E.S. Talbot, Bishop of Winchester and Hon. Mrs Talbot.
Married (1949) Virginia (died 1995), elder daughter of 1st and last Baron Brand, CMG,
and widow of John Metcalfe Polk, NY; two sons.

Wikipedia
(with links to obituaries)
24.07.1910
Repton, Derbyshire
-
19.11.2006
London
2nd Lt.
01.06.1936
Lt.
01.06.1939
A/Capt.
22.12.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
26.02.1942
T/Maj.
26.02.1942-01.01.1946
Hon. Maj.
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1967
New Year 67
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
13.06.1957
HM's birthday 57
Commander of the Order of the Bath CB
05.06.1952
HM's birthday 52
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
01.01.1949
New Year 49
Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD
1987
?
Mention in Despatches MID
1940?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
1944?
?
Education: Eton (King's Schol.); New Coll., Oxford (Open Scholar; Hon. Fellow, 1982). 1st Class Hon. Mods; 2nd Class Lit. Hum. (Greats).
Law Student (Harmsworth Scholar) Middle Temple, 1934-1935; Tutor to King Farouk of Egypt, 1936-1937; called to Bar, Middle Temple, 1937 and practised 1937-1939.
01.06.1936


commissioned, Grenadier Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized SRO
1939
-
1940
served in France and Belgium, 1939-1940 (despatches)
22.12.1940
-
(04.1941)
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
1943
-
1944
served in Tunisia and Italy (despatches)



Brigade Major 10th Infantry and 24th Guards Brigades
1944
-
1945
Instructor at Staff College, Haifa (psc)
Assistant Private Secretary to King George VI, 01.01.1946-1952, and to the Queen, 1952-1967; Extra Equerry to the Queen, 1955. Director, London Life Association, 1970-1983. Member, Central Appeals Advisory Committee, BBC and IBA, 1969-1972, 1976-1978; Member,
Council, St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, 1980-1990 (Pres., 1990-); Chairman: UK/USA Bicentennial Fellowships Committee, 1975-1980; St John Council for Northampton- shire, 1976-1982; Grants Committee, Historic Churches Preservation Trust, 1977-1990. Trustee: York Glaziers' Trust, 1977-; Butler Trust, 1986-1990; Hon. Treas., Children's Country Holidays Fund, 1958-1973, Vice­President, 1973-; Governor, The Ditchley Foundation, 1966-1989. Member Ct of Assts, Goldsmiths' Co., 1970-, Prime Warden, 1979. High Sheriff Northants 1970, DL 1972 Secretary and Registrar of the Order of Merit, since 1975; Secretary to the Pilgrim Trust, 1967-1975.
OStJ 1976; MA; FRSA; DL.
Ford,
Francis Douglas
F.D. Ford F.D. Ford
Son (with one sister) of Francis Ernest Ford (1884-1969), and Jessie Douglas Cook (1886-1943).
Married (08.06.1937, West Ham, London) Winifred Schriever (1909 - 2003), daughter (with one sister and one brother) of Johann Rudolf Schriever (1878-1943), and Florence King (1881-1967); one son, three daughters.
09.09.1911
Hackney, London
-
16.06.1987
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Lt. 23.10.1940 [152163]
WS/Capt. 23.10.1941 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Dentist. LDS RCS Eng, 19.03.1938.
23.10.1940     commissioned, The Army Dental Corps [emergency commission]
      Military Hospital Parkhurst, Isle of Wight
Ford,
Neville Montague
N.M. Ford (Photo courtesy of Mr Sandy Christie)

18.11.1906
Repton, Derbyshire
-
15.06.2000
Bembridge, Isle of Wight
2nd Lt. 06.07.1938
Lt. 22.07.1939
2nd Lt. 01.06.1942
WS/Lt. 01.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 09.01.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
      late Cadet Serjeant, Harrow School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
06.07.1938     commissioned, 99th (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Brigade Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
1939? - 1940 Aide-de-Camp to Maj.Gen. A. Carton de Wiart, General Officer Commanding 61st Infantry Division & commanding Central Norwegian Expeditionary Force
01.06.1942     commissioned, Royal Horse Guards [emergency commission]
1944 - 1945 served in NW Europe
Ford,
Richard George Lionel
R.G.L. Ford
Son of R.J. Ford, and Mrs Ford, of Portsmouth.
Married (05.10.1935, St Andrew's Church, Frognal, Hampstead district, London) Constance Norah Hall Stewart (27.05.1906 - 11.2000), youngest daughter of William John Stewart, MP, and Caroline Margaret Law, of London NW3; two daughters, one son.
30.01.1905
Woolwich district, London
-
(03?).1960
London City
2nd Lt. 29.01.1927 [37202]
Lt. 29.01.1930
Capt. 07.07.1937
RAOC Ordn.Offr. 4th cl. 15.05.1937-14.05.1940
Capt. & Ordn.Offr. 4th cl. 15.05.1940, seniority 15.05.1937
A/Maj. & Ordn.Offr. 3rd cl. 02.09.1939-01.12.1939
T/Maj. & Ordn.Offr. 3rd cl. 02.12.1939-15.01.1941
WS/Maj. 16.01.1941
Maj. (& Ordn.Offr. 3rd cl. to 20.04.1944) 21.05.1942
A/Lt.Col. & Ordn.Offr. 2nd cl. 16.10.1940-15.01.1941
T/Lt.Col. & Ordn.Offr. 2nd cl. 16.01.1941-08.11.1943
WS/Lt.Col. (& Ordn.Offr. 2nd cl. to 20.04.1944) 09.11.1943
A/Col. (& Ordn.Offr. 1st cl. to 20.04.1944) 04.05.1943-08.09.1943,
16.09.1943-08.11.1943
T/Col. (& Ordn.Offr. 1st cl. to 20.04.1944) 09.11.1943-(01.1946)
Lt.Col. 07.10.1948 (retd 02.03.1950)
Hon. Col. 02.03.1950
Mention in Despatches MID 23.09.1943 North Africa
Mention in Despatches MID 11.11.1943 North Africa
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
      served in the ranks for 6 years, 54 days
29.01.1927     commissioned, The Northamptonshire Regiment
15.05.1940     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
Ford,
[Sir] Robert Cyril
R.C. Ford R.C. Ford
Son of late John Stranger Ford and Gladys Ford, Yealmpton, Devon.
Married (1949) Jean Claudia
Pendlebury, daughter of late Gp Capt. Claude Pendlebury, MC, TD, FLAS, FRICS, and Muriel Pendlebury, Yelverton, Devon; one son.
29.12.1923
-
2nd Lt.
26.06.1943 [284433]
WS/Lt.
26.12.1943
A/Capt.
29.11.1946-28.02.1947
Lt.
07.12.1946, seniority 29.06.1946
T/Capt.
01.03.1947-28.12.1950
Capt.
29.12.1950
T/Maj.
19.04.1952-28.12.1957
Maj.
29.12.1957
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1962
T/Lt.Col.
28.08.1963-03.02.1966
Lt.Col.
04.02.1966
Brig.
31.12.1967, seniority 30.06.1967
A/Maj.Gen.
29.07.1971-28.08.1971
Maj.Gen.
29.08.1971, seniority 29.07.1971
Lt.Gen.
13.11.1976
local Gen.
01.09.1978-01.11.1978
Gen.
02.11.1978, seniority 01.05.1978 (retd 07.04.1981)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
31.12.1980
New Year 81
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
31.12.1976
New Year 77
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
02.06.1973
HM's birthday 73
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
12.06.1971
HM's birthday 71
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
12.06.1958
HM's birthday 58
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
Palestine
Education: Musgrave's College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1955; psc)



served in the ranks for 1 year and 129 days
26.06.1943


commissioned, Royal Dragoon Guards [emergency commission to 06.12.1946]
1943
-
1945
4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards (UK, NW Europe)
07.12.1946


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps [permanent commission]
01.02.1947


transferred, 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards
1947
-
1948
4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards (Egypt & Palestine)
1949
-
1950
Instructor, Mons Officer Candidates School
19.04.1952
-
19.01.1955
Training Officer, Scottish Horse (TA)
18.01.1956
-
24.04.1957
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Military Operations), War Office
09.05.1957
-
01.04.1958
Military Assistant to Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff
1958
-
1959
Squadron Leader, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
04.01.1960
-
21.01.1962
Brigade Major, 20th Armoured Brigade
1962
-
1963
Squadron Leader, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
28.08.1963
-
1965
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) to Chief of Defence Staff (Briefing Staff), Ministry of Defence
1966
-
1967
Commanding Officer, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards (Saudi Arabia & Northern Ireland)
06.12.1967
-
12.01.1969
Commander, 7th Armoured Brigade
15.12.1969
-
28.07.1971
Principal Staff Officer to Chief of Defence
Staff
29.07.1971
-
09.04.1973
Commander Land Forces, Northern Ireland
29.11.1973
-
13.10.1976
Commandant, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
13.11.1976
-
17.07.1978
Military Secretary
01.09.1978
-
23.03.1981
Adjutant-General, Ministry of Defence
05.02.1980
-
07.04.1981
also: ADC General to the Queen
Governor, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 1981-1987. Colonel Commandant: Royal Armoured Corps, 01.04.1980-01.04.1982; Special Air Service Regiment, 19.05.1980-1985; Colonel 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, 31.12.1983-01.01.1989. President: Services Kinema Corporation, 1978-1981; Army Boxing Association, 1978-1981. Chairman, 1981-1987, and President, 1986-1997, Army Benevolent Fund; Chairman, Royal Cambridge Home for Soldiers' Widows, 1981-1987; National President, Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops, 1981-1991. Governor, Corps of Commissionaires, 1981-1994. Freeman, City of London, 1981. CIMgt. Vice­Chairman, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 1989-1993 (Commissioner, 1981-1993).
Ford,
Robert Brough
R.B. Ford
Son of Robert Brough Ford, and Alice Emily Uglow.
23.04.1919
Tiverton district, Devon / Cornwall
-
09.2004
Richmond upon Thames district, Surrey
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 01.08.1942 [238625]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 25.10.1945-(04.1946)
      served in the ranks, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.08.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (MM Branch) [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Ford,
William John [Westlake]
W.J. Ford (Photo courtesy of Mr Mick Ford) W.J. Ford (Photo courtesy of Mr Mick Ford)
W.J. Ford (Photo courtesy of Mr Mick Ford) W.J. Ford (Photo courtesy of Mr Mick Ford)
Married (08.1939, All Saints Church, Wath on Dearne) Eleanor Mary Beevers; one son.
05.06.1909
Andover, Hampshire
-
04.01.1983
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Gnr. 06.12.1926 [1070516]
Bdr. 19.03.1931
Sgt. 01.06.1934
Wt.Offr. II 01.04.1939
Lt. 21.02.1940 [117780]
T/Capt. 19.11.1940-14.10.1941
WS/Capt. 15.10.1941 (reld to reserve 18.12.1947) (reld 30.06.1954)
T/Maj. 15.10.1941-18.12.1947
Indian General Service Medal 1908-1935 IndGSM - & clasp NW Frontier
Indian General Service Medal 1936-1939 IndGSM 36|39 - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 31.10.1947 -
Education: Indian Army School of Equitation (graduated as a riding instructor).
06.12.1926     enlisted, Royal Regiment of Artillery
04.04.1927 - 11.11.1934 25th Field Brigade RA (NW Frontier of India [Peshawar & Nowshera] from 26.02.1929-16.03.1935) [extended service to 12 years 08.06.1933]
12.11.1934 - 16.03.1935 64th Battery 5th Field Brigade RA (India)
17.03.1935 - 18.04.1935 Depot RA (Woolwich)
19.04.1935 - 09.12.1936 19th Field Brigade RA (Bordon, East Hampshire)
10.12.1936 - 20.02.1940 67th (The York and Lancaster Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA (Rotherham, South Yorkshire) (gunnery instructor)
21.02.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
21.02.1940 - 30.01.1944 7th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment (Instructor of Gunnery & Second-in-Command, mainly at Park Hall Camp, Oswestry)
31.01.1944 - 05.10.1944 240th Heavy Anti-Aircraft [Training?] Regiment [?]
06.10.1944 - 03.04.1945 Depot RA (Woolwich)
04.04.1945 - 23.09.1947 HQ 21st Army Group (British Liberation Army / British Army of the Rhine)
[acted as liaison with the Russian Army, was in charge of displaced persons and of the British Army’s White Knight rest camps]
Spent the rest of his working life in Yorkshire working for the large electronics firm G.E.C., retiring in 1975.
Forrest,
Glynn Neville
G.N. Forrest
Son of Neville Vaughan Forrest and Marianne E. A. Forrest, of Exeter, Devon.
1920 ?
-
27.03.1942
(MIA) [age 22]
[Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar, face 12]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.05.1941 [186124]



Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.05.1941


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
27.03.1942
1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (Burma)
Forrester,
Michael
M. Forrester

31.08.1917
Portsmouth
-
15.10.2006
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
31.08.1938 [69349]
...
...
T/Lt.Col.
27.10.1943-25.10.1944,
12.06.1945-31.03.1948,
19.07.1955-(02.1957)
...
...
Maj.Gen.
14.04.1965 (retd 19.10.1970)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1969
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1963
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1960
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.01.1944
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
31.08.1944
?
MC
1939
Palestine
MC
30.12.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
?
31.08.1938


commissioned, Queen's Royal Regiment
(1939)


2nd Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (Palestine)
27.11.1940
-
12.06.1941
GSO3, British Military Mission Greece
13.06.1941
-
15.09.1941
GSO3, Western Desert Force
16.09.1941
-
03.06.1942
GSO3, 13 Corps



Staff College, Haifa
16.10.1942
-
30.11.1942
Brigade Major, 132nd Infantry Brigade
1942?
-
1943?
Second-in-Command, 1/6th Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment
18.01.1943
-
03.05.1943
GSO2, 13 Corps
08.1943
-
25.10.1944
Commanding Officer, 1/6th Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment (Italy, UK, NW Europe [wounded]]
12.06.1945
-
19.10.1946
GSO1, 13 Corps
...
-
...
...
Forrester,
Philip Arthur

P.A. Forrester
(03?).1914 ?
Bromley district, Kent ?
-
11.11.2008 ?
Pinford End Nursing Home ?
Cadet ? [14267953]
2nd Lt. 28.11.1943 [302190]
WS/Lt. 24.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 08.08.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 07.01.1949 Palestine 46-47
28.11.1943     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
12.1943 - ? 2 Air Support Signals Unit (NW Europe)
Forshaw,
Hugh Wulstan
H.W. Forshaw
Son of Richard Forshaw (1882-1933), and Dorothy Goudge (1906-).
Married (14.11.1942, West Kirby, Wirral district, Cheshire) Kathleen Nora Brotherton (22.05.1901 - 12.1991); ... children (three daughters, three sons?)..
22.04.1917
West Kirby, Wirral district, Cheshire
-
10.03.1994
Aigburth, Liverpool district, Lancashire
Lt. 20.01.1945 [338602]
WS/Capt. 20.01.1946 (reld > 04.1947)
Education: Stonyhurst College; Liverpool University (MB ChB Liverpool 10.07.1941).
20.01.1945     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
A granddaughter writes: "We know he was in West Africa when in Colonial Medical Service (Nigeria). Later on he served as a doctor in the army. He mentioned prior to his death India during WW2 and travelling on the convoys returning via Israel.  Came from a family of 4 brothers and 1 sister. His brother Hilary and possible bede Forshaw also served. His sister Joan Forshaw was a VAD (Nurse) and we have not been able to find anything relating to her in fact her brothers war service. Interestingly Joan's husband (married after the war)  called James Rudman was apparently 'behind enemy lines' in WW2, later he became a headmaster at a prep school."
Visiting medical officer, Liverpool Chest Hospital & Liverpool Homeopath. Hospital. Member College of General Practitioners. Late House physician, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital
Forsyth,
Donald T
D.T. Forsyth
Married (1945?) Loraine Clayton.
Formerly of Egypt, Libya and Portugal.
?
-
14.07.2007

2nd Lt.
29.01.1941
WS/Lt.
19.08.1941
T/Capt.
19.08.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
09.01.1945
T/Maj.
09.01.1945-(04.1946)
29.01.1941


commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Forsyth,
Kenneth Bacon

K.B. Forsyth
Son (with three brothers) of William Forsyth (1875-1959), and Clara Elizabeth Bacon (1875-1950).
Married ((09?).1939, Chelsea district, Middlesex) Mary Farquharson (1915 - 01.02.2005); one daughter, two sons.
29.07.1909
Leamington Spa, Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
15.08.1998
Malvern, Worcestershire
Lt. 01.08.1940 [139702]
WS/Capt. 01.08.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 11.12.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Education: MB, ChB Birmingham 1932; DOMS England 1947.
01.08.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Forsyth,
Robert Angus
R.A. Forsyth

1903
Cathcart district, Renfrew, Scotland
-
08.03.1945
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar, 18.F.21]
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
26.03.1930 [44905]
Lt.
26.03.1933
Capt.
13.05.1936
A/Maj.
02.09.1939-(11.1939)
T/Maj.
06.09.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
17.09.1942
T/Lt.Col.
17.09.1942-08.03.1945
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
22.06.1944
-
Education: Glasgow Academy (1912-1916); Rossall School



late Cadet Corporal, Rossall School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
?
-
25.03.1930
served in the ranks, 2nd Cavalry (Middlesex Yeomanry) Divisional Signals
26.03.1930
-
(01.1939)
commissioned, 52nd (Lowland) Divisional Signals - Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army (Glasgow)
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
1939
-
1940
served in France
?
-
08.03.1945
Indian Signal Corps - attached 19th Indian Divisional Signals (Burma)
Fortune,
Sir Victor Morven


Son of late John Fortune, Bengairn, Castle Douglas. Married Eleanor, 2nd daughter of A.J. Steel Kirkwood, Lockerbie; one son, two daughters.

papers
21.08.1883
Blellack, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
-
02.01.1949
Perth?
2nd Lt.
19.12.1903 [19362]
Lt.
08.11.1906
Capt.
17.09.1914
Bt. Maj.
18.02.1915
A/Maj.
07.11.1919-21.01.1920
T/Maj.
01.02.1921-05.01.1923
Maj.
06.01.1923
A/Lt.Col.
18.09.1916-27.06.1918,
01.04.1919-27.07.1919
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1919
T/Lt.Col.
28.07.1919-06.11.1919
Lt.Col.
10.01.1927
Col.
01.01.1930, seniority 01.01.1923
T/Brig.
28.06.1918-31.03.1919,
19.03.1932-31.12.1934
Maj.Gen.
01.01.1935 (half-pay 13.04.1935) (full-pay 26.09.1935) (half-pay 15.08.1936) (full-pay 01.04.1937) (retd 20.09.1945)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
19.04.1945

in recognition of valuable services in the, interests of British Prisoners of War in Germany

Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
23.06.1936
HM's birthday 36
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1916
HM's birthday 16
Mention in Despatches MID
17.02.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.06.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.10.1945

for gallant and distinguish- ed services in the field

Chevalier, Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
01.05.1917
?
Officier, Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
21.07.1919
?
Grand Officer, Royal Order of the Phoenix (Greece) Phnx
23.07.1948

in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies

1914 Star & Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: Winchester College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1920; psc)
19.12.1903


commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
13.08.1914
-
11.11.1918
served World War I in France & Belgium:
(08.1914)


Lieutenant, 'A' Company, 1st Battalion The Black Watch
04.12.1914
-
10.11.1915
Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Black Watch
11.11.1915
-
16.09.1916
Brigade Major, 1st Brigade (France)
18.09.1916
-
07.01.1918
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Black Watch
08.01.1918
-
27.06.1918
Commandant, Fourth Army Musketry Camp (France)
28.06.1918
-
31.03.1919
Brigade Commander, 46th Brigade (15th (Scottish) Division) (France)
01.04.1919
-
27.07.1919
Commanding Officer, 8th Battalion The Black Watch (acting)
28.07.1919
-
06.11.1919
Commandant, School of Musketry
07.11.1919
-
21.01.1920
Acting Major, 11th Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment
01.02.1921
-
31.01.1923
Commander, Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College (as General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2))
01.02.1923
-
31.01.1925
Assistant Commandant (Class X), Small Arms School
10.01.1927


transferred to The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
10.01.1927
-
31.12.1929
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
01.01.1930
-
18.03.1932
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 5th Division (Northern Command)
19.03.1932
-
12.04.1935
Commander, 5th Infantry Brigade (Aldershot Command)
01.04.1934
-
31.12.1934
ADC to the King
26.09.1935
-
14.08.1936
General Officer Commanding, 52nd (Lowland) Division (temporary) (Scottish Command)
01.04.1937
-
02.01.1938
Area Commander, South Western Area (Southern Command)
03.01.1938
-
12.06.1940
General Officer Commanding, 51st (Highland) Infantry Division (UK, France & Belgium)
12.06.1940
-
1945
prisoner of war (liberated by American 1st Army)
Honorary Colonel, The Seaforth Highlanders, 02.03.1945-... Deputy Lieutenant, County of Perth, 15.08.1947-09.10.1948.
Foster,
Garth

G. Foster
Son of ... Foster, and ... Rothwell.
(06?).1914
Stockton district, Durham / Yorkshire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.08.1940 [145169]
WS/Lt.
17.02.1942
T/Capt.
10.12.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
07.09.1944
T/Maj.
08.04.1945-(04.1946)
Maj.
20.07.1948 (retd 31.07.1962)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
?
-
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
28.01.1949
-
?
-
16.08.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
17.08.1940

 
 
commissioned, The Green Howards [emergency commission]
01.06.1943
 
 
transferred, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
(06.1944)
 
 
Assistant Adjutant, 12th (10th Battalion The Green Howards) Parachute Battalion (Normandy)
20.07.1948
 
 
transferred, The Green Howards - Territorial Army
05.03.1952


transferred, The Northamptonshire Regiment - Territorial Army
Foster,
Kingsley Osborn Nugent

K.O.N. Foster mailto:j.n.houterman@wxs.nl?subject=inquiry Army Officer K.O.N. Foster
08.11.1906
-
25.04.1951
(KIA) [age 44]
[United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea, 24.1.5, grave 1700]
2nd Lt.
04.02.1926 [34768]
...
...
Lt.Col.
17.03.1950
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.07.1951
Korea
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1949
New Year 49
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East
Bronzen Leeuw [Bronze Lion] (The Netherlands) BL
18.07.1947
? [Dutch decree 24.04.1946]
04.02.1926


commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
...
-
...
...
?
-
25.04.1951
served in Korea (killed in action)
Published: The Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814 (1947)
Foster,
Stanley Jack

S.J. Foster
?
-
1984
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.06.1944 [323427]
WS/Capt.
09.06.1945
T/Maj.
09.06.1945-(04.1946)
WS/Maj.
? (reld 26.09.1948)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
26.09.1948
17.06.1944


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
Built the Lakehouse Hotel and Smoke House Hotel in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.
Foulds,
John Philip

J.P. Foulds
24.02.1919
-
09.2003
Derby district, Derbyshire
Cadet
? [1480189]
2nd Lt.
22.10.1943 [296535]
WS/Lt.
22.04.1944
T/Capt.
26.04.1945-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
22.10.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Foulds,
John Patrick

J.P. Foulds
Son of John Foulds (1880-1939), composer, and Maud McCarthy.
1917
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.06.1940 [132867]
WS/Lt.
16.12.1941
WS/Capt.
01.08.1945
Lt.
09.08.1947, seniority 02.06.1941
Capt.
09.08.1947, seniority 01.07.1946
T/Maj.
01.08.1945-(04.1946)
Maj.
02.12.1952 (retd 26.04.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
?
-
16.06.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
16.06.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
09.08.1947
-
26.04.1958
short service commission
Foulkes,
Trevor Kirk

T.K. Foulkes
(06?).1904
Bangor, Anglesey
-

Lance Serjt.
?
2nd Lt.
07.06.1926 [35270]
Lt.
07.06.1929
Capt.
25.03.1936
T/Maj.
02.12.1939-(04.1941)
Maj.
05.06.1945, seniority 24.07.1939 (reld from active service < 04.1946)
Lt.Col.
01.05.1950 (supernumerary 10.11.1952) (retd 01.05.1956)
Bt. Col.
10.11.1952
A/Col.
01.05.1953
Mention in Despatches MID
13.01.1944
Middle East
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
08.06.1943
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
08.07.1958
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Clasps
07.06.1926


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
07.06.1926
-
(01.1939)
241st (Carnarvon) Battery, 61st Carnarvon and Denbigh (Yeomanry) Medium Brigade [later: Regiment] RA (Bangor)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(01.1937)
-
(04.1946)
Military Member, Territorial Army Association of Carnarvon
01.05.1956
-
27.06.1964
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Foulkes,
William Valentine

W.V. Foulkes (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jackie Rogers) W.V. Foulkes (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jackie Rogers)
W.V. Foulkes (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jackie Rogers)  
Son of John William Foulkes, and Ethel A. Hayward.
Married (02.08.1944, Hatfield district) Barbara M. Rylands; three daughters.
15.11.1913
Wellington, Shropshire
-

31.01.1993
Javea, Spain
Cadet
21.01.1943
2nd Lt.
03.04.1943 [269096]
WS/Lt.
03.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
23.06.1944-(04.1946)
21.01.1943
-
02.04.1943
36th course, Officer Cadet Training Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
03.04.1943
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Administrative Branch [emergency commission]
1943
-
1946
served Middle East
Fowler,
Benjamin John

B.J. Fowler
?
-

Lt.
09.12.1944 [336778]
WS/Capt.
09.12.1945
Education: MB.
09.12.1944


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Fowler,
Bernard Jack

B.J. Fowler
Married; ... children (one son?).
26.02.1916
-
03.2005

Sheffield, Yorkshire
Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
19.02.1941 [173214]
WS/Lt.
19.08.1942
T/Capt.
29.12.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
13.10.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj.
13.10.1945-(04.1946)
19.02.1941


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]



served in North Africa (El Alamein)
Fowler,
Bryan John

B.J. Fowler
18.08.1898
-

2nd Lt.
26.08.1916
...
...
Col.
04.07.1945 (retd 29.11.1949)
T/Brig.
05.11.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Brig.
29.11.1949
Distinguished Service Order DSO
?
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
?
?
MC
?
?
26.06.1916


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Fowler,
Fred

F. Fowler
?
-

2nd Lt.
13.06.1942 [235519]
WS/Lt.
13.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
1941
-
13.06.1942
No. 31 Class, 141 Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot)
13.06.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Fowler,
Peter Seymour

P.S. Fowler
Son of Henry Seymour Fowler and Ida Margaret Fowler, of St. John's Wood, London.
1919 ?
-

21.08.1944
(KIA) [age 25]
[Moureze Communal Cemetery, France]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.03.1941 [177534]
WS/Lt.
15.09.1942
T/Capt.
11.06.1943-21.08.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
30.08.1945
gallant & distinguished services in the field [posthumously]
Education: Cambridge University (BA)
15.03.1941


commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
(04.1944)
-
21.08.1944
seconded, MI9 (Military Intelligence, branch 9, dealing with escape & evasion of Allied personnel in enemy-held territory)
Fownes-Luttrell,
Alexander Henry

A.H. Fownes-Luttrell (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Epps)
Son of Alexander Collingwood Fownes Luttrell (1870-1967), and Florence Blanche Stapleton (1874-1973).
Married (28.06.1933) Valerie Neilson.
06.12.1902
-
19.12.1950
Germany
[buried Edington, Somerset]
2nd Lt. 30.08.1923 [27227]
... ...
Capt. 01.08.1936
A/Maj. 08.04.1943-07.07.1943
T/Maj. 08.07.1943-20.01.1945
Maj. 08.01.1946
30.08.1923     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
? - ? ?
Fox,
Joseph Gordon

J.G. Fox
Son of a clergyman.
From Gateshead.
c. 1910/12
-
c. 1948/50
Syria
2nd Lt.
14.12.1940 [162130]
WS/Capt.
20.10.1941
T/Maj.
04.07.1942-(04.1944),
12.04.1944-(04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
21.12.1944
Italy
?
-
14.12.1940
Sandhurst Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.12.1940
 
 
commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]



may have served on the staff of Montgomery (8th Army?)
Military adviser to the Syrian government.
Fox-Pitt,
William Augustus Fitzgerald Lane
W.A.F.L. Fox-Pitt
Son of Lt.Col. W.A. Fox­Pitt, of Presaddfed, Anglesey.
Married (1931) Mary Stewart Sinclair, daughter of A.H.H. Sinclair, MD, FRCSE; two sons, one daughter.

28.01.1896
-
26.04.1988
Yeovil, Somerset
2nd Lt. 02.04.1915 [9184]
Lt. 27.12.1915
Capt. 19.05.1919
Maj. 05.08.1929
Lt.Col. 01.10.1934 (half-pay 26.01.1938) (full-pay 26.01.1938)
Bt. Col. 26.01.1938, seniority 26.01.1937
Col. 01.08.1938, seniority 26.01.1937 (retd 28.10.1947)
T/Brig. 04.12.1939-30.11.1943,
21.12.1943-24.07.1945
A/Maj.Gen. 15.05.1943-30.11.1943
Hon. Maj.Gen. 28.10.1947
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO 1966 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.12.1940 ?
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO 1936 ?
MC 1916 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 29.04.1941 ?
1914     joined special reserve of Cheshire Regt (mobilized for 234 days) (France and Belgium, World War I 1914-1918)
02.04.1915     commissioned, The Welsh Guards
03.08.1917 - 20.09.1918 Adjutant, ...
19.05.1919 - 18.05.1922  Adjutant, ...
1923     Staff Capt, Turkey
1934 - 1937 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards
26.01.1938 - 01.09.1939 Officer Commanding, Welsh Guards Regiment and Regimental District
1939     Commander, Officer Production Group, Territorial Army
15.02.1939 - 03.12.1939 District Commander, Home Forces
04.12.1939 - 09.05.1940 Sub-Area Commander, Home Forces
10.05.1940 - 15.09.1941 Commander, 20th Independent Infantry Brigade (Guards) (UK, France [Boulogne], UK)
15.09.1941 - 14.05.1943 Commander, 5th Guards Armoured Brigade (UK)
15.05.1943 - 30.11.1943 Commander, East Kent District (Home Forces)
03.01.1944 - 18.05.1945 Commander, 27th (North Rhodesia) Infantry Brigade [04.1945 redesignated: 27th (East Africa) Infantry Brigade] (Madagascar, East Africa)
1945 - 1947 Commander, Headquarters Toulon (203 British Sub-Area, France)
ADC to the King, 04.09.1945-... Deputy Lieutenant (DL).
Foyle,
Frank Thomas
F.T. Foyle (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Cundick)
Married ((03?).1942, Gloucester City, Gloucestershire) ... Kingscott.
(09?).1920
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 12.04.1941 [182971]
WS/Lt. 12.04.1941
12.04.1941     commissioned, 23rd Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(05.1945)     D & M Wing, RAC School, Central Mediterranean Forces
(04.1946)     Unemployed List
Franc,
Philip Henry

P.H. Franc
Married ((06?).1946, St Marylebone district, London) Joan Gladys E. Dumont (16.08.1916 - 08.1997); ... children (on son, one daughter?).
17.07.1910
Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
12.1985
Market Harborough district, Leicestershire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.02.1941 [174131]
WS/Lt. 22.08.1942
WS/Capt. 24.05.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Maj. 24.05.1944-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
      either Sandhurst, 162nd, 167th, or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.01.1941     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
? - 1945 working as Adm/Comd with commanding officer S. Mahmud-ulHasan at 1 Rajputana states field service
Francis,
Francis Peter

F.P. Francis

(09?).1917 ?
Holborn district, London, Middlesex ?
-
01.2008 still alive
2nd Lt.
26.04.1939 [86943]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
Lt.
11.04.1945 (retd 14.02.1948)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
14.02.1948
Education: Bradfield College



late Cadet Sergeant of Bradfield College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
26.04.1939
 
 
commissioned, 1st/6th or 2nd/6th Battalion The Essex Regiment (64th & 65th Searchlight Regiments) (Territorial Army)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
01.08.1940


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
14.08.1948
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Francis,
Leonard Bertram

L.B. Francis
Youngest son (with three sisters and three brothers) of Edward Askey Francis (1858-1935), and Mary Abbott Brown (1857-1927).
Married (27.11.1930, St Paul's Church, Mill Hill, Hendon district, Middlesex) Eileen Figgis (03.01.1899 - 10.1998), second daughter of Mr & Mrs B. Ernest Figgis, of Highwood, Mill Hill; one daughter, one son.
17.12.1898
Birmingham, Aston district, Warwickshire
-
20.02.1958
Hendon District Hospital, Hendon, Middlesex (formerly of Mill Hill, Middlesex)
2nd Lt. 28.09.1917 [10868]
Lt. 28.03.1919
Capt. 28.09.1930 (half pay 14.03.1931) (full pay 22.08.1931) (half pay 30.05.1932) (full pay 19.12.1936)
Maj. 27.09.1939 (retd 19.03.1949; exceeded age limit)
28.09.1917     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.08.1918 - 11.11.1918 served France & Belgium
25.11.1927 - 06.12.1930 employed with King's African Rifles
03.11.1937 - 31.10.1940 Adjutant, ... (Territorial Army)
Francis,
Stanley Wilfred

S.W. Francis
Son of Charles Wilfred Francis (1894-), and Elizabeth Emma Asbey (1895-).
Married ((06?).1941, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Phyllis Lillian Kevis (27.05.1920 - 26.05.1996), daughter of Robert Henry Ballam Kevis (1887-1954), and Gertrude Ethel Hill (1888-1971); one daughter.
21.09.1916
Doncaster district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
09.02.1982
Barnet district, Middlesex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.03.1941 [174944]
WS/Lt. 01.04.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Capt. 06.12.1944-(08.1946)
      either 163rd, 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, 168th, or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.03.1941     commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]
Franklin,
Frederick Percy

F.P. Franklin
Married (1925); two daughters, one son.


16.02.1890
Bournemouth, Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
18.05.1955

[Colonial (now Hong Kong) Cemetery in Happy Valley]
2nd Lt.
08.12.1941 [221882]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 10.01.1946)
Hon. Lt.
10.01.1946
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
10.02.1922
-
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Pacific Star Pac St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Emigrated from Bournemouth to Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1912.
07.01.1916
-
07.03.1920
joined Australian Army (served in France 06.06.1916-22.11.1919, lastly as CQMS, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, AIF)

Manager, Hong Kong Telegraph, 1922.

08.12.1941
 
 
commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
25.12.1941


wounded & captured during the fall of Hong Kong
12.1941
-
1945
POW in Japanese captivity (Sham Shui Po and Argyle Street Prison camps)
Retired from his post as Managing Director of the South China Morning Post in 1955 due to ill health and died soon afterwards. 
Published
: Poetry written while a prisoner of war in Hong Kong, 1941-45 (ed. by Douglas P. Franklin; 2004)
Franklyn,
Sir Harold Edmund
H.E. Franklyn H.E. Franklyn
Son of late Lt.Gen. Sir W.E. Franklyn, KCB.
Married 1st (1913) Monica, daughter of late Lt.Gen. Sir H.E. Belfield, KCB, KCMG; one daughter (one son killed in action, 1944).
Married 2nd (1941) Helen Thompson (died 1959), daughter of Rev. C. Titterton, BD.
28.11.1885
-
31.03.1963
2nd Lt.
16.08.1905
Lt.
16.01.1908
Capt.
30.10.1914
Bt.Maj.
03.06.1916
Maj.
19.08.1925
Bt.Lt.Col.
20.08.1925
Lt.Col.
10.05.1930
Col.
28.11.1933, seniority 20.08.1929
T/Brig.
28.03.1935-28.01.1938
local Maj.Gen.
22.12.1936-28.01.1938
Maj.Gen.
29.01.1938, seniority 01.01.1938
Lt.Gen.
1941
Gen.
23.07.1943 (retd 15.10.1945)

KCB (1943; CB 1940), DSO  (1918), MC

Education: Rugby; Sandhurst; Staff College (psc)
16.08.1905
 
 
commissioned, The Green Howards
1914
-
1918
served France & Belgium (despatches six
times, Bt Major, DSO, MC, French Croix de Guerre)
1925
 
 
seconded, East Lancashire Regiment
1930
-
1933
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment
28.11.1933
-
27.03.1935
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Sudan Defence Force
28.03.1935
-
10.12.1938
General Officer Commanding The Troops in the Sudan and Commandant Sudan Defence Force
20.12.1938
-
19.07.1940
General Officer Commanding, 5th Infantry Division (UK, France & Belgium, Sout Coast UK)
1940
-
1941
General Officer Commanding, VIII Corps
1941
-
1943
General Officer Commanding, British Troops in Northern Ireland
1943
-
1945
Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces
Colonel, Green Howards, 21.08.1939.
Frary,
Ernest John

E.J. Frary
Son of Lt. Ernest [John] Frary, RN, and Edith M. Palmer.
Married (1943, Maryhill district, Glasgow, Scotland) Annie Coghill * (29.07.1917 Dunnet district, Caithness, Scotland - (09?).1978 Luton district), daughter of William Coghill and Annie Maclean Calder; one son, one daughter.

* She trained at Glasgow Western Infirmary and in  WW2 became a nursing sister in Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service.
24.07.1920
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
02.02.1998

Ferndown, East Dorset district, Dorset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.08.1941 [200348]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt.
25.08.1943-(04.1944),
03.06.1945-(04.1946)
02.08.1941


commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission]
(04.1944)
 
 
special appointment
17.09.1944
-
12.02.1945
seconded as Signal Officer, 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (51st (Highland) Infantry Division) (captured)
12.02.1945
-
05?.1945
POW in German captivity
(1946)
 
 
instructor, 26th Machine Gun Training Centre (Chester)
Chartered accountant. ASAA. Sometime Chairman of the Luton Branch of the Incorporated Accountants' Students' Society of London. Member of the Consumers' Committees for Great Britain and for England and Wales, 1971-1974.
Published: An informal record of 26 Machine Gun Training Centre (ed. by Lt. S.R. Barney, assisted by Lt. E.J. Frary; 1946)
Fraser,
Alexander McLeod

A.McL. Fraser
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Alexander Munro Fraser (1868-), and Christina Margaret McLeod (1871-).
Married (23.04.1929, Ampthill, Bedfordshire) Nora Foster (26.06.1902 - 04.1980), daughter (with one brother and three sisters) of Leonard Foster (1874-1957), and Gertrude Mary Bradshaw (1868-1950); one son.
15.06.1900
Inverness-shire, Scotland
-

(09?).1967
Bridge, Deal district, Kent
Lt. 17.08.1940 [144028] (reld 06.02.1943; ill-health)
WS/Capt. 05.02.1941
A/Maj. 05.11.1940-04.02.1941
T/Maj. 05.02.1941-06.02.1943
Hon. Maj. 06.02.1943
Education: MB, ChB Edin (1924).
17.08.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Assistant Physician Tavistock Clinic London. Specialist Psychiatric Medicine.
Fraser,
Cecil

C. Fraser
Elder son late General Alexander Fraser, CB (1824-1898), and Monica Stores Smith.
Elder brother of Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Bruce Fraser of North Cape.
Married (1918) Volta Kathleen Selina de Charleville Hamilton, younger daughter of Beaufoi Moore, Barrister-at-law, Middle Temple; no children.
25.07.1885
-
15.05.1951
Cottage Hospital, West Molesey, Esher, Surrey
2nd Lt.
1906
Lt.
1908
Capt.
1914
Maj.
1923
Lt.Col.
01.10.1925 (retd 01.10.1925)
Lt.Col. (Res of Off)
01.10.1925, seniority 17.03.1925
Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
1919
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1919
?
MC
?
?



1st Bn N. Staffordshire Regt, 1906; Adjutant, 1914; to France 7 September 1914 with 1st Bn; Adjutant 6th Wing RFC, Dover, 1915; Adjutant 5th Wing RFC, Egypt, 1916; Brigade­Major, Middle East Brigade RFC, 1916; AAQMG (Temp. Lt­Col), 1917, Middle East Division RFC; Wing­Commander RAF 1918-1925; served in England, France and Egypt throughout the European War, 1914-1918 (CMG, OBE, MC, Order of St Sauveur of Greece, despatches thrice)
1941
-
1942
Director of Public Relations Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes
Fraser,
Edward MacRae

E.M. Fraser
Married ((06?).1937, Forest of Dean district, Gloucestershire) Marjorie A. Roslington (née Parnell); one son, one daughter.
03.07.1901
Inverness, Scotland
-
24.11.1982
Nicosia, Cyprus
Lt. 19.12.1939 [114367]
WS/Capt. 19.12.1940 (reld 04.02.1944; ill-health)
Hon. Capt. 04.02.1944
Education: local academy; Edinburgh University (MB, ChB, 29.07.1930).
Initially joined his father's business but later began working with precious stones and became very skilled in the art.
He undertook several resident appointments and in the early 1930s joined a practice in Blackpool.
19.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      was sent to France, where he was eventually taken prisoner; in 1943 he was repatriated and rejoined his practice
General practitioner, Blackpool. Retired 1961. Moved to Scotland and took a croft on the shores of Loch Torridon. Eventually he set up a small pottery in Shieldaig, Ross-shire, where he prospered. Moved to Cyprus (early 1970s?).
Fraser,
Robert McNeill Hart
R.McN.H. Fraser (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)

Married 1st ((09?).1942, Tonbridge district, Kent) Mary W. Thorne.
Married 2nd ((06?).1955, Eton district, Buckinghamshire) Edith E. Lewis.
1905
Erskine district, Renfrewshire, Scotland
-
(12?).1958
Eton district, Buckinghamshire
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 03.05.1939 [87181]
WS/Capt. 01.04.1942
T/Maj. 22.06.1943-(04.1946)
Capt. 13.10.1948
Hon. Maj. ?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 & 1st clasp
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 14.11.1946 [cancelled 24.08.51due to being awarded TD]
Education: Dumfries Academy.
      late Cadet C.S.M., Dumfries Academy Coy. Sco. Cadets
03.05.1939     commissioned, The London Scottish - The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
13.10.1948 - 13.07.1955 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Freeland,
[Sir] Ian Henry
I.H. Freeland I.H. Freeland (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
I.H. Freeland
Son of late Maj.Gen. Sir Henry F.E. Freeland, KCIE, CB, DSO, MVO, RE.
Married (02.01.1940, St Andrew's Church, Kilverstone) Mary Armitage, daughter of late Gen. Sir C.C. Armitage, KCB, CMG, DSO; two sons, one daughter.
14.09.1912
Milton, Hampshire

-
02.07.1979
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [53691]
Lt. 01.09.1935
A/Capt. 17.01.1940-16.04.1940
T/Capt. 17.04.1940-31.08.1940
Capt. 01.09.1940
A/Maj. 28.02.1942-27.05.1942
T/Maj. 28.05.1942-21.07.1944
WS/Maj. 22.07.1944
Maj. 01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col. 22.04.1944-21.07.1944
T/Lt.Col. 22.07.1944-10.12.1945
WS/Lt.Col. 11.12.1945
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1951
Lt.Col. 15.02.1954
A/Col. 11.06.1945-10.12.1945
T/Col. 11.12.1945-10.08.1946
local Col. 10.01.1951-14.01.1954
Col. 02.04.1956, seniority 10.06.1954
T/Brig. 03.04.1956-02.03.1959,
14.03.1959-31.12.1959
Brig. 01.01.1960
Maj.Gen. 18.03.1961, seniority 10.02.1961
Lt.Gen. 01.04.1968, seniority 20.10.1967 (retd 21.06.1971)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) GBE 12.06.1971 HM's birthday 71
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 08.06.1968 HM's birthday 68
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1964 New Year 64
Distinguished Service Order DSO 21.12.1944 NW Europe 44-45
Chevalier of the Order of the Crown with palm (Belgium) OCwn 16.01.1947 ? [awarded 1945]
Croix de Guerre 1940 with palm (Belgium) CdeG 16.01.1947 ? [awarded 1945]
Education: Wellington College (1926.1-1930; Orange House; Dormitory Prefect; Cricket XI 1928-30); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1931; Cricket XI 1931-32 [Captain]; Senior Under-Officer Scholarship); Imperial Defence College (1958; idc); Staff College (psc).
01.09.1932     commissioned, The Royal Norfolk Regiment
17.01.1940 - 27.02.1941 Adjutant, ...
27.02.1941 - 22.10.1941 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ ... Division
28.02.1942 - 25.11.1942 Brigade Major, 7th Infantry Brigade
26.11.1942 - 04.10.1943 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (MT2)
1944 - 08.1944 Commanding Officer, 7th Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment
08.1944 - 06.1945 Commanding Officer, 1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
11.06.1945 - 30.11.1945 Colonel General Staff, VIII Corps District HQ
01.12.1945 - 19.04.1946 Assistant Secretary (Colonel General Staff), ...
26.04.1946 - 10.08.1946 Second-in-Command, 4th Armoured Brigade
11.08.1946 - 18.04.1947 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Staff Duties), HQ British Army of the Rhine
14.05.1947 - 31.08.1948 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Training Centre, British Army of the Rhine
01.09.1948 - 15.03.1949 Commandant, All Arms Training Centre, British Army of the Rhine
16.05.1949 - 31.12.1950 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Co-ordination), War Office (Directorate for Western Union)
10.01.1951 - 14.01.1954 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Staff College, Camberley
15.02.1954 - 1956 transferred, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers & Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
03.04.1956 - 29.11.1957 Commander, 12th Infantry Brigade
14.03.1959 - 15.01.1961 Brigadier Q (Operations), War Office
18.03.1961 - 16.07.1963 General Officer Commanding East Anglian District & 54th Infantry Division (TA)
01.11.1963 - 11.12.1963 General Officer Commanding East Africa Command
12.12.1963 - 27.11.1964 General Officer Commanding British Land Forces Kenya & Kenya Army
03.12.1964 - 01.02.1968 Vice Adjutant General, Ministry of Defence
01.04.1968 - 31.12.1968 Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence
09.07.1969 - 04.02.1971 General Officer Commanding & Director of Operations, Northern Ireland
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Norfolk, 1972. Vice Lord­Lieutenant, Norfolk, since 1978. Deputy Colonel, Royal Anglian Regiment, 15.01.1966-1971. Colonel, Royal Anglian Regiment, 1971-1976.
Freeman,
Ernest William

E.W. Freeman
?
-
S/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 15.02.1941 [168657]
WS/Lt. 15.08.1942
T/Capt. 02.06.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ? (reld 02.11.1948)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 02.11.1948
15.02.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served at Longmoor, Hampshire and from (1947?) Singapore
Freeman,
William Arthur

W.A. Freeman
?
-

Lt.
20.03.1940 [123102]
A/Capt.
03.08.1940
WS/Capt.
20.03.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Capt. TA
04.11.1948, seniority 20.03.1943
Maj. TA
01.05.1949
Lt. (DO)
03.10.1951, seniority 26.02.1946
Capt. (DO)
03.10.1951, seniority 31.12.1949
Maj. (DO)
31.12.1955 (retd 05.01.1957)
20.03.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



District Officer-Instructor in Gunnery
04.11.1948
-
03.10.1951
Territorial Army
03.10.1951
-
05.01.1957
District Officer, RA [short service commission]
05.01.1957
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Freeman,
William Arthur

W.A. Freeman
?
-

2nd Lt.
24.12.1943 [315663]
WS/Lt.
24.12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
24.12.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Freer,
Cecil
C. Freer (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)

Son of Edward and Margaret Freer; husband of Nora Freer, of Rochdale. Gtr. Manchester.
(06?).1913
Rochdale, Stockport district, Cheshire
-
28.10.1944
[age 31]
[Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery Memorial, Sierra Leone]
2nd Lt. 17.04.1936 [67631]
Lt. 17.04.1939
T/Capt. 22.12.1939-(01.)1942,
08.01.1942-18.09.1942
WS/Capt. 19.09.1942
T/Maj. 01.12.1943-28.10.1944
17.04.1936     commissioned, 6th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers - Territorial Army
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Freeston,
Frederick Bernard

F.B. Freeston
Son (with one(?) sister and one(?) brother) of Henry and Elizabeth Freeston, later of Southampton, Hampshire.
Married (15.03.1952, Ottawa, Ont., Canada) Johanna Cornelia Helena "Corrie" Teerink (17.05.1919 - ), daughter of Hendrik Jan Teerink (1883-1943), and Grada Louisa Bleumink (1888-1977), of Arnhem, the Netherlands; one son, one daughter.
04.01.1911
Branksome, Poole district, Dorset
-

(09?).1978
Surrey South Western district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 15.07.1936 [68376]
Lt. 28.08.1940
A/Capt. 11.06.1940-10.09.1940
T/Capt. 11.09.1940-27.09.1941,
13.10.1941-05.11.1942
WS/Capt. 06.11.1942
A/Maj. 06.08.1942-05.11.1942
T/Maj. 06.11.1942-18.04.1947
Lt. 19.04.1947, seniority 01.08.1938
Capt. 19.04.1947, seniority 04.01.1942
Maj. 19.04.1947, seniority 04.01.1947
T/Lt.Col. 01.02.1953-30.12.1954
Lt.Col. 31.12.1954 (supernumerary 31.12.1957) (retd 26.04.1959)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.09.1943 North Africa
15.07.1936 - 28.08.1937 commissioned, Hampshire Fortress Engineers, R.E. - Territorial Army
28.08.1937 - 28.08.1944 commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [temporary commission]
28.09.1941 - 05.08.1942 Instructor, C.T.C.
28.08.1944 - 19.04.1947 commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
24.05.1945 - 31.07.1946 Staff Officer Royal Engineers, grade 2 (SORE2), British Military Mission, Greece
19.04.1947 - 26.04.1959 permanent commission
26.04.1959 - 04.01.1966 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
French,
Gerald Wilson

G.W. French
Son of Charles Henry and Isabel Lucie French, of Bristol.
14.01.1919
-

29.05.1940
(KIA) [age 21]
[Cassel Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France, C.8]
2nd Lt.
26.01.1939 [85635]
26.01.1939


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment
1939
-
29.05.1940
Intelligence Officer, 2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (Plymouth & France)
[killed by a mortar bomb at Cassel while on way to liaise with artillery]
Fretten,
Norman Leslie

N.L. Fretten
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
24.06.1910
Fobbing, Orsett district, Essex
-
16.08.1999
Bournemouth district, Hampshire
RSM ?
2nd Lt. 19.06.1941 [191706]
WS/Maj. 08.03.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 08.03.1943-(04.1944)
A/Col. 24.07.1945-23.01.1946
T/Col. 24.01.1946-(04.1946)
Hon. Col. < 04.1946 & 28.07.1950
Maj. 11.10.1946, seniority 08.03.1943 (reld 28.07.1950)
      served in the ranks, Royal Armoured Corps
19.06.1941     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
? - 1946? Director of Army Fire Services in India
11.10.1946     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [short service commission]
Fretwell,
Victor Vause Winser

V.V.W. Fretwell
?
Australia
-
Midsh. RNR 01.01.1922 (reld > 05.1926, < 02.1927)
2nd Lt. 21.09.1941 [216144]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Capt. 01.02.1945 (reld 26.05.1946)
T/Maj. 01.02.1945-26.05.1946
Hon. Maj. 26.05.1946
1922 - 1922 HMS Venomous (torpedo-boat destroyer)
Asiatic Petroleum Society, Shanghai.
21.09.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
Freyberg,
Bernard Cyril
see: New Zealand Army Officers  
Freyberg,
Paul Richard
see: New Zealand Army Officers  
Friar,
John Rooke Pennington
J.R.P. Friar
02.07.1920
-
10.1998
Worthing, Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.02.1940 [120056]
Lt.
11.08.1941
A/Capt.
04.02.1944-03.05.1944
T/Capt.
04.05.1944-25.08.1944
WS/Capt.
?
Capt.
01.07.1946 (reld 17.08.1948; own request)
Hon. Capt.
17.08.1948



served in the ranks for 163 days
11.02.1940


commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment
(01.1944)


OC 8 Platoon, B Company, 2/7th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (Anzio)
 
Frith,
Cyril

C. Frith
Son of Harry Frith, and Ethel Annie Porter, of Shortstown, Bedfordshire.
(03?).1912
Doncaster district, Lincolnshire / Nottinghamshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
12.05.1944
(KIA) [age 32]
[Cassino War Cemetery, Italy, VII.F.23]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.06.1941 [203440]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 27.08.1943-12.05.1944
22.06.1941     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
Frost,
Harold Hugh

H.H. Frost
25.03.1920
Willesden district, Oxfordshire
-
20.08.2010
Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Lt. 11.10.1943
WS/Capt. 11.10.1945 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 03.05.1946-(12.1946)
Qualified as a veterinarian in London, 03.07.1942.
11.10.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Veterinary Corps [emergency commission]
Frost,
John Armstrong Anthony Roy

J.A.A.R. Frost
08.10.1916
-
22.01.2007
Hampton-upon-
Thames
2nd Lt.
16.12.1939
...
...
T/Capt.
23.02.1942-17.08.1942,
16.11.1942-16.02.1946
...
...
Lt.Col.
20.08.1960 (retd 01.09.1965)



served in the ranks
16.12.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 28.03.1947]
29.03.1947


Royal Army Service Corps [permanent commission]
Fulbrook,
Edward

E. Fulbrook
From Horncastle, Lincolnshire.
?
-
Lt.
09.12.1939 [105973]
WS/Capt.
27.06.1940
T/Maj.
27.06.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
23.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Lt.Col.
?
T/Lt.Col.
23.07.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.07.1943
N Africa
Mention in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
NW Europe
09.12.1939


commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) [emergency commission]
Fulcher,
Horace
H. Fulcher (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jackie M. Rogers)
?
-
2nd Lt.
03.04.1943 [269098]
WS/Lt.
03.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
13.01.1945-(04.1946)
21.01.1943
-
02.04.1943
36th course, Officer Cadet Training Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
03.04.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
Furness,
Stephen Noel

S.N. Furness
Second son of late Sir Stephen Wilson Furness, Bt (1872-1914), and Eleanor Forster (?-1936).
18.12.1902
Hartlepool district, Co. Durham
-
14.04.1974
Northallerton, North Riding of Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939 [96795]
A/Capt. 14.11.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 27.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Education: Charterhouse; Oriel College, Oxford (MA).
      late Cadet, Oxford University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
02.09.1939     commissioned, 1st Battalion London Irish Rifles - Royal Ulster Rifles - Territorial Army
? - 04.02.1953 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Barrister-at-law. Called to Bar, Middle Temple, 1927; Contested Hartlepools (Liberal) 1929, Sunderland (L Nat) 1945; Member of Parliament (MP) (L Nat) Sunderland, 1935-1945; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sir J. Simon, 1936-1937; Assistant Government Whip, 1937-1938; Junior Lord of the Treasury, 1938-1940; late Chairman, Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Justice of the Peace (JP), North Riding of Yorkshire. County Commissioner of NR Yorkshire Boy Scouts 1946–61.
Furnival Jones,
[Sir] Edward Martin
E.M. Furnival Jones
Son of Edward Furnival Jones, FCA, of 26 Avenue Road, Highgate.
Married (1955) Elizabeth Margaret, daughter of Bartholomew Snowball,
BSc, AMIEE; one daughter.
Residence: (1950) 53 Temple Fortune Hill, London NW11.
07.05.1912
-
01.03.1997
2nd Lt. 26.10.1940 [155082]
WS/Lt. 18.07.1941
T/Capt. 18.07.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 27.08.1944
T/Maj. 27.08.1944-(04.1946)
A/Lt.Col. ?
Knight Bachelor Kt 1967 ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 1957 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 02.08.1945 NW Europe
Bronze Star Medal (USA) BSM 08.11.1945 ?
Education: Highgate School, London (01.1925-07.1931; Senior Foundationer; Captain Football Team, 1930); Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (exhibitioner; Cl. I, French, Cl. II, German, Pt. I, Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos, Cl. 3, Pt. II, Law Tripos; MA 1938).
Admitted a Solicitor, 1937, serving with Slaughter & May Solicitors, 18 Austin Friars, EC2 to 1939.
26.10.1940     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
      General Staff Officer at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary
Force
12.10.1945 - (04.1946) General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Directorate of Military Intelligence, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
Director-General of the Security Service (MI5), 1965-1972. Chairman of the Board, Frensham Heights, 1973-1976 (President 1977-1995).
Furnivall,
Lewis Trevor

L.T. Furnivall
Elder son (with one brother and two sisters) of late Lt.Col. Charles Hitlon Furnivall, CMG (1873-1946), and Daisy MacBean.
Married (11.10.1941, Southampton, Hampshire) Audrey Elizabeth "Sue" Gibbins (12.10.1914-09.11.2005); .. children (one daughter, three sons?).

06.09.1907
Shoeburyness, Rochford district, Essex
-
12.07.1986
Farnham, Surrey South-Western district, Surrey
Lt.
29.06.1931 [52313]
Capt.
01.05.1934
A/Maj.
11.04.1940-10.07.1940
T/Maj.
11.07.1940-28.06.1941
Maj.
29.06.1941
A/Lt.Col.
28.08.1941-27.11.1941
T/Lt.Col.
28.11.1941-09.04.1945
WS/Lt.Col.
10.04.1945
Lt.Col.
21.04.1947
A/Col.
10.10.1944-09.04.1945
T/Col.
10.04.1945-06.01.1947,
26.05.1949-30.12.1953
Col.
31.12.1953
T/Brig.
01.03.1960-14.05.1960
Brig.
15.05.1960
T/Maj.Gen.
05.04.1961-25.05.1961
Maj.Gen.
26.05.1961 (retd 05.03.1967)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
13.06.1964
HM's birthday 64
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.10.1943
Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Indian General Service Medal Ind GSM
-
& clasp NW Frontier of India (Mohmand) 1933
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
France and Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M
-
-
Education: Blundell's School; St Mary's Hospital, London; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond (1931)
29.06.1931

commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps
1932
-
1938
served in India (Mohmand operations 1933)
01.02.1939
-
17.09.1939
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS), 51st (Highland) Infantry Division (Territorial Army)
1941
-
1944
Commanding Officer, 131st Field Ambulance RAMC (Middle East Forces & Italy, 1942-1943)
1944
-
1944
Commanding Officer, 10 Casualty Clearing Station RAMC (NW Europe)
10.10.1944
-
03.08.1945
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division (NW Europe)
01.09.1945
-
05.03.1946
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division (NW Europe)
1946


Staff College Camberley
07.01.1947
-
24.10.1948
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), HQ London District
1948
-
1949
Joint Services Staff College
26.05.1949
-
08.06.1952
Deputy Director of Medical Services (DDMS), Headquarters British Army of the Rhine (BAOR)
1952
-
1953
Commanding Officer, 33 General Hospital RAMC
1953
-
1954
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), Headquarters, Land Forces, Hong Kong
1954
-
1955
Commanding Officer, Military Hospital Catterick
30.07.1955
-
09.08.1957
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), Headquarters Northumbrian District
1957
-
1960
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Logistics Division, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe
01.03.1960
-
26.03.1961
Inspector of Training, Army Medical Services, War Office
05.04.1961
-
27.04.1965
Deputy Director of Medical Services (DDMS), Eastern Command
30.05.1965
-
17.11.1966
Director of Medical Services, Far East Land Forces
03.05.1961
 
 
Queen's Honorary Surgeon
Fursdon,
Francis William Edward
F.W.E. Fursdon
10.05.1925
-
03.01.2007
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.03.1945 [343492]
WS/Lt.
25.09.1945
A/Capt.
07.10.1946-06.01.1947
T/Capt.
07.01.1947-09.05.1952
2nd Lt.
11.10.1947, seniority 10.05.1946
Lt.
01.11.1947
Capt.
10.05.1952
T/Maj.
12.02.1956-09.05.1959
Maj.
10.05.1959
local Lt.Col.
20.11.1962-20.10.1965,
21.10.1965-(02.1967)
Lt.Col.
?
Col.
?
Brig.
?
A/Maj.Gen.
26.09.1977-26.02.1978
Maj.Gen.
27.02.1978, seniority 01.04.1977 (retd 11.07.1980)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1980
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
25.02.1958
?
Education: Westminster Sch. MLitt (Aberdeen) 1978; DLitt (Leiden) 1979; df; jssc; psc
1942


enlisted, Royal Engineers
1943


RE Course, Birmingham University



served in the ranks for 1 year, 195 days
25.03.1945


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 10.10.1947]
1945
-
1967
Royal West African Frontier Force, India, Burma and Gold Coast; Student RMCS; staff and regimental duty, UK, Singapore, Canal Zone and Cyprus; Staff College:
07.10.1946
-
03.03.1948
Instructor, Officer Cadet Training Unit, RE Wing
11.10.1947


permanent commission
01.05.1948
-
05.11.1948
Staff Officer Royal Engineers, 3rd grade (SORE3), GHQ Far East Land Forces
01.05.1951
-
10.05.1953
Staff Officer Royal Engineers, 3rd grade (SORE3), HQ Eastern Command
12.02.1956
-
20.02.1958
DAA&QMG, HQ 19th Infantry Brigade (UK & Port Said)
10.07.1958
-
18.05.1960
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), School of Infantry



Officer Commanding, 34 Independent Field Sqaudron (E Africa and Kuwait)
20.11.1962
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21.10.1965
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (DS), Staff College, Camberley



Second-in-Command, 38th Engineer Regiment
?
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1967
Admin. Staff College, Henley
1967
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1969
Commanding Officer, 25th Engineer Regiment (British Army of the Rhine)
19.02.1970
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07.06.1971
AA&QMG, HQ Land Forces, Gulf
07.06.1971
-
15.12.1971
Deputy Commander & Chief of Staff,  Land Forces, Gulf
28.03.1972
-
14.12.1973
Colonel Q (Qtg), HQ British Army of the Rhine
30.08.1974
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04.02.1977
Director of Defence Policy (Europe & NATO), Ministry of Defence
16.09.1977
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1980
Director, Military Assistance Office, Ministry of Defence
1980
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1980
Military Adviser to Governor of Rhodesia, and later Senior British Officer, Zimbabwe
AMIMechE; FBIM
Service Fellow, Aberdeen University, 1974; Director of Ceremonies, Order of St John, 1980-1994. Defence and Military Correspondent, The Daily Telegraph, 1980-1986; Naval Correspondent, Navy Internat., 1991-1994; Contributing Editor Europe, Asia­Pacific Defence Reporter, 1989-1994. Correspondent: Army Quarterly & Defence Journal, since 1985; Salut (South Africa), since 1995. Freeman, City of London, 1987. KStJ 1980.
Published: Grains of Sand, 1971; There are no Frontiers, 1973; The European Defence Community: a History, 1980; Falklands Aftermath: picking up the pieces, 1988
Furse,
James Dinsdale

J.D. Furse
Son of Herbert John Furse (1886-), and Grace Louise Oubridge (1892-).
Married ((09?).1942, Basford district, Nottinghamshire) Mary Bayles Willatt (27.08.1912 - 01.1996), daughter of Herbert Attenborough Willatt, and Essie Louise Bayles; one son, one daughter.
10.1918
Basford district, Nottinghamshire
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05.2012 still alive
2nd Lt. 19.04.1939, seniority 19.07.1938 [86826]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 04.06.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 17.10.1945
T/Maj. 17.10.1945-(04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
      Officer Cadet, Nottingham University College Contingent, Senior Division Officer Training Corps
19.04.1939     commissioned, 42nd (Robin Hoods, Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA (at Bulwell, Nottinghamshire)
Futcher,
Ronald Charles Christopher
"Ron"

R.C.C. Futcher
Son of ... Futcher, and ... Wakelin.
Married ...; ... children.
(09?).1925
Paddington district, London
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03.11.2014
2nd Lt. 19.11.1944 [335596]
WS/Lt. 19.05.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
19.11.1944     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
His grandson writes: "Served with 11th Armoured Division - landed D+3 or D+5. I know he captured an airfield in France and was one of the first officers into Bergen-Belsen. His rank was Major, as far as I know."
       
 
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