British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Gadsby,
Henry Martin

H.M. Gadsby
?
-
Cadet
? [2702058]
2nd Lt.
06.08.1944 [326830]
WS/Lt.
06.02.1945 (reld 1947)
06.08.1944


commissioned, Scots Guards [emergency commission]
(1944)
-
(1945)
NW Europe campaign
01.01.1949
 
 
short service commission [?]
 
Gadsby,
Kenneth Alwyn
K.A. Gadsby (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Cadet ? [1440632]
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [300511]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission]
Gadsdon,
Peter Henry
P.H. Gadsdon
From Bognor Regis.
Son of Arthur Henry Gadsdon (1883-1997), and Catherine Fuller.
Married 1st (1947, Hereford) Lesley Delia Bolt; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1977, Westminster) Elizabeth Thompson.
Married 3rd (11.01.1997, Lewes, Sussex) Dorothy Doughty. 

interview at IWM [listen at sample]
04.02.1918
Westhampnett, Sussex
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.08.1940 [140653]
WS/Lt.
31.01.1942
T/Capt.
17.02.1942-...
T/Maj.
(1945)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
28.06.1945
Burma
Military Cross MC
12.07.1945
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
?
-
03.08.1940
163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
03.08.1940


commissioned, The South Wales Borderers [emergency commission]
1942
-
1945
served with 4/14th Battalion Punjab Regiment (Arakan, Burma and India)
Company director.
Gaffney,
George Frederick

H.M. Gadsby
?
-

[16.02.1913 ??
-
04.2006
Plymouth district, Devon ??]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.05.1943 [276755]
WS/Lt.
21.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
01.11.1945-(04.1946)
21.05.1943


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
Gaffney,
James

H.M. Gadsby
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
26.02.1943 [264442]
WS/Lt.
26.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt.
28.12.1943-27.03.1944
T/Capt.
28.03.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
> 04.1946
Long Service Good Conduct Medal (Military) LSGCM
27.08.1948
-
26.02.1943


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
01.01.1949
-
10.02.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Gale,
Sir Richard Nelson
"Windy"
R.N. Gale (Source: ox18.net/ broadwellrafmjgale.htm) R.N. Gale (Source: ox18.net/ broadwellrafmjgale.htm)
R.N. Gale (Source: ox18.net/ broadwellrafmjgale.htm) R.N. Gale (Source: www.1canpara.com)
R.N. Gale (Source: http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/c_gale [containing more photos]) R.N. Gale (Source: hhttp://www.ornebridgehead.org/richard_gale.htm [containing much more photos])
R.N. Gale

25.07.1896
Wandsworth, London
-
29.07.1982
London
2nd Lt.
22.12.1915
..
..
T/Maj.Gen.
07.05.1944-03.12.1946
...
...
Gen.
06.06.1952 (retd 1957) (retd 19.11.1960)
Knight Grand Corss of the Order of the Bath GCB
1954
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
1953
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
02.08.1945
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
1950
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1940
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
31.08.1944
?
Military Cross MC
1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
?
Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
16.01.1948
?
Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
20.06.1944
?
Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
28.12.1956
?
Croix de Guerre with Palm (France) CdeG
28.12.1956
?

British War Medal; Victory Medal; Grand Officier de la Couronne (Belgium)

Education: Merchant Taylors' School; Aldenham; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1915); Staff College, Quetta
22.12.1915


commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment
1916
-
1922
Machine Gun Corps (WWI Western Front; won MC) (from 1918 India)
11.01.1923
-
31.01.1927
Instructor (Class C), Machine Gun School India
1927
-
1930
served in India
26.02.1930


transferred to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
20.02.1932
-
31.12.1933
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (India)
01.01.1934
-
19.02.1936
Brigade Major, ... (India)
01.02.1937
-
24.10.1939
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO), ...
13.10.1937


transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
12.1938


Staff Duties (Planning), General Staff, War Office (London)
25.10.1939
-
11.12.1940
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
12.1940
-
07.1941
Commanding Officer, 2/5th Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment
05.09.1941
-
17.04.1942
Commander, 1st Parachute Brigade (UK)
18.04.1942
-
15.06.1942
Deputy Director of Staff Duties (Air), War Office (London)
16.06.1942
-
11.12.1942
Directorate of Air, War Office (London)
12.12.1942
-
06.05.1943
Deputy Director of Air, War Office (London)
07.05.1943
-
23.05.1945
General Officer Commanding, 6th Airborne Division (UK, NW Europe [Normandy], UK)
08.12.1944


also: Deputy Commander, 1st Allied Airborne Army
24.05.1945
-
31.10.1945
General Officer Commanding, 1st British Airborne Corps
18.01.1946
-
10.12.1947
General Officer Commanding, 1st Infantry Division
01.01.1948
-
16.01.1949
General Officer Commanding, British Troops, Egypt and Mediterranean Command
07.02.1949
-
14.05.1952
Director-General of Military Training, War Office (London)
24.09.1952
-
31.12.1956
Commander-in-Chief, Northern Army Group, Allied Land Forces Europe & British Army of the Rhine
1958
-
1960
re-employed NATO: Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
ADC to the Queen, 31.01.1954-1957. Colonel, The Worcestershire Regiment, 20.04.1950-1961. Colonel Commandant, The Parachute Regiment, 1956-1961.
Published:
With the 6th Airborne Division in Normandy (1948); Call to arms (1968); Great battles of Biblical history (1969); The Worcestershire Regiment (1970); Kings at arms (1971)
Gallagher,
Edward Joseph
E.J. Gallagher (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jackie M. Rogers)
(03?).1911 ?
Greater London / Kent / London ?
-
2nd Lt.
03.04.1943 [269085]
WS/Lt.
03.10.1943
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]
Galliford,
Horace Cornelius William
"Mike"
H.C.W. Galliford
Son of Frederick William Hector Galliford (1887-1953), and Charlotte Mary Owens (1890?-1965).
Married 1st (09.08.1941, St John's Church, Radcliffe, Lancashire; divorced) June Wakeling Taylor; one son. She remarried ((03?).1947, Brighton district, Sussex) Colin G.M. Payne.
Married 2nd ((03?).1947, Hull district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Sister Isabella Abigail Anderson, QAIMNS (25.08.1919 - 29.05.1994); three sons, one daughter.
21.08.1917
Brighton, East Sussex
-
14.12.1983
Brandon, Bury St Edmunds district, Suffolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.03.1941 [179479]
WS/Lt. 22.09.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 24.04.1945-(04.1946)
T/Maj. ? ?
39-45 St - -

Africa Star

Afr St - & clasp 1st Army

Italy Star

It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
? - 22.03.1941 either 121st, 125th or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.03.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
03.01.1942     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers
      served with the Royal Engineers in North Africa with the First Army, and then served in Italy and lastly Greece
Civil engineer.
Gamble,
Eric
E. Gamble

?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.03.1941 [177623]
WS/Lt.
15.09.1942
T/Capt.
04.08.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
01.01.1949
?
-
14.03.1941
151st or 152nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
15.03.1941


commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
06.05.1943
-
30.06.1944
2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment ( NW Europe)
01.07.1944
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, HQ Company, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment ( NW Europe)
03.12.1945

 
transferred, Army Educational Corps
01.01.1949
 
 
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Gammell,
Sir James Andrew Harcourt
J.A.H. Gammell

Eldest son of late Sir Sydney J. Gammell, Countesswells,
Aberdeenshire.
Married 1st (1919) Gertrude
(died 1960), eldest daughter of late Gilbert W. Don; two sons, two daughters.
Married 2nd (1964) Mrs Mary Kirkwood, widow of Comdr.
David Kirkwood, RN.

26.09.1892
[Scotland ?]
-
01.08.1975
[Alrick, Glenisla, by Alyth, Perthshire?]
2nd Lt.
05.08.1914, seniority 19.12.1912 [8402]
Maj.
1927
Bt. Lt.Col.
1931
Lt.Col.
1935
Col.
1938
T/Brig.
19.12.1938-06.05.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
24.07.1940-06.05.1941
Maj.Gen.
07.05.1941, seniority 30.11.1940
A/Lt.Gen.
25.12.1941-24.12.1942
T/Lt.Gen.
25.12.1942-28.09.1944
Lt.Gen.
29.09.1944, seniority 01.07.1944 (retd 09.05.1946)

KCB 1944 (CB 27.09.1940); DSO 1917; MC; DL

Education: Winchester; Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA, 2nd class Hons Hist. Trip.); idc (1938)
05.08.1914


commissioned, Royal Field Artillery



served European War, 1914-1918 (despatches 7 times, DSO, MC)
1927


transferred to Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
1930
-
1933
Instructor Staff College, Camberley
05.05.1935
-
1938
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
19.12.1938
-
06.02.1940
Commander, 4th Infantry Brigade (Aldershot Command, UK & BEF, France)
07.02.1940
-
21.06.1940
Brigadier General Staff, British Expeditionary Force (France)
22.06.1940
-
23.07.1940
Commander, 15th Infantry Brigade (Scottish Command)
24.07.1940
-
24.12.1941
General Officer Commanding, 3rd Infantry Division (UK)
25.12.1941
-
06.09.1942
General Officer Commanding, ... Corps (UK)
07.09.1942
-
03.01.1944
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command (UK)
04.01.1944
-
17.12.1944
Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre
1945


Representative of British Chiefs of Staff with USSR and Head of British Military Mission in Moscow
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County Angus, 1946.
Gange,
Frank Cecil
F.C. Gange
Son of Frank Belson Gange and Nellie Gange; husband of Maud Gange.
c. 1919
Shanghai, China
-
09.06.1943
Bairagarh, nr. Bhopal, India
(railway accident)
[Kirkee War Cemetery, India, 8.D.6]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.05.1941 [186779]
WS/Lt.
10.05.1942
Worked briefly for the Meteorological Office before enlisting the Army.



Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.05.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1943)


4th Field Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery (Poona, India)
Garbett,
Glyn Warren

G.W. Garbett
Son of Thomas and Millicent Garbett, of Crynant, Glamorgan.
(09?).1919
Crynant, Glamorgan
-
29.04.1945
(KIA) [age 25]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar, 20.F.23]
Cadet
? [7358174]
2nd Lt.
28.04.1944 [315743]
WS/Lt.
28.10.1944
A/Capt.
?



Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.04.1944


commissioned, South Wales Borderers [emergency commission]
?
-
29.04.1945
6th Battalion South Wales Borderers (Burma)
Gardiner,
Percy Alec
P.A. Gardiner
Married; one daughter, one son.
Last residence: Scalby, Scarbourough, Yorkshire.
15.11.1918
Stapleford, Nottinghamshire
-
29.10.2008
St Catherine's Hospice, Scarborough, Yorkshire
QMS ?
2nd Lt. 05.11.1942 [251256]
WS/Lt. 05.05.1943
T/Capt. 28.06.1945-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 03.05.1945 NW Europe 44-45 (for actions at Zetten the Netherlands, 45)
Education: Henry Mellish Grammar School, Nottingham; University College, London (Andrew's Scholar; Hons French); BA, MEd, Nottingham University.
15.11.1939 - 1942 enlisted, The Sherwood Foresters
05.11.1942     commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
(04.1944)     special appointment
(1944) - (1945) 1st Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment (NW Europe)
Assistant Master, Ilkeston Grammar School, 1948-1950. Assistant Master, Manchester Grammar School, 1950-1954 (teaching French, English and RI; Borrwodale; in charge 3rd XI Soccer). Founder Headmaster, Boreham Wood Grammar School, 1954-1961. (Last) headmaster of Scarborough High School for Boys, 1961-1974. First principal of Scarborough Sixth Form College, 1974-1979. Organist at Scalby Methodist Church for 25 years until 2002.
Gardiner,
Walter Hunter
W.H. Gardiner
?
-
 
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 20.04.1940 [129488]
WS/Lt. 20.10.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 05.04.1943-(04.1946)
? - 20.04.1940 either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, 168th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
20.04.1940     commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
09.08.1941     transferred, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
Garlick,
Richard Norman Thomas
R.N.T. Garlick
02.11.1923
-
01.1989
Yeovil, Somerset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.08.1943 [292184]
WS/Lt.
22.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
22.08.1943





commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)


Officer Commanding, 4 Troop, "A" Squadron, 13th/18th Hussars (France)
 
Garner,
Henry Houghton
H.H. Garner
Son of Horace Garner, and Ethel May Bosomworth.
Married ((03?).1951, Chatham district, Kent) Catherine Ryan; ... children.
11.12.1911
Loughborough district, Leicestershire
-
06.2003
Colchester district, Essex
2nd Lt. 04.03.1940 [122939]
A/Lt. 18.09.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Lt. 04.09.1941
T/Capt. 20.07.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. 03.11.1946
T/Maj. 03.11.1946-(04.1947)
04.03.1940

commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Published: (with G.A. Briggs) Amplifiers, the why and how of good amplification (1952).
Garner,
Thomas Denis
T.D. Garner
Son of ... Garner, and ... Lea.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
21.08.1915
Huyton, Prescot district, Lancashire
-
30.05.1983
Ipswich district, Suffolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.02.1941 [170950]
WS/Lt. 08.08.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 06.04.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 04.1947 (deprived of the honorary rank on conviction by the civil power 05.06.1963)
Solicitor.
? - 08.02.1941 either Sandhurst or 102nd Officer Cadet Training unit
08.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Struck off the Roll of Solicitors of the Supreme Court due to conviction (18 months prison) for embezzlement, 02.04.1964.
Garner,
Thomas Houghton
"Tom"
T.H. Garner
Son of ... Garner, and ... Waite.
Married Helen (née ...) (predeceased him); one daughter.
29.06.1918
Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
28.06.2008
Aldershot ?
2nd Lt. 12.12.1942 [255691]
... ...
T/Maj. 19.05.1945-02.06.1946
... ...
Brig. 31.12.1966 (retd 31.03.1973)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 30.09.1958 ?
12.12.1942


commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission to 30.09.1946]
01.10.1946     permanent commission
FIMechE, FBIM.
Garnier,
Leonard Harry
see: Royal Marine officers' section  
Garrard,
Ronald Ernest
R.E. Garrard (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
31.01.1907
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
01.1984
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Sgt.
? [10558222]
2nd Lt.
28.12.1944 [336954]
WS/Lt.
28.06.1945
Lt.
01.08.1947, seniority 28.06.1945
WS/Capt.
? (removed from the Army on conviction by the Civil Power 13.04.1950)
A/Maj. ?
(1947)
28.12.1944




commissioned, Army Catering Corps [immediate emergency commission]
(1947)


HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
01.08.1947
-
13.04.1950
short service commission
 
Garratt,
Lawrence Francis
L.F. Garratt
09.07.1893
Headington
-
(06?).1967

Maidstone district, Kent
2nd Lt.
18.07.1913 [5172]
Lt.
09.06.1915
A/Capt.
11.03.1917-25.04.1917
Capt.
18.07.1917
A/Maj.
26.04.1917-25.12.1918
Maj.
04.07.1932
Lt.Col.
01.08.1939 (retd 29.03.1947)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1919
Italy
Military Cross MC
01.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.06.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.06.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.10.1945
for gallant and distinguished services in the field
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St ? ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 ? ?
Victory Medal VM ? ?
Afghanistan NW Frontier 1919 Medal & Clasp.
Belgium Order of the Crown (WW I) ?
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 23rd Gunnery Staff Course (1931; and qualified in coast defence & anti-aircraft)
18.07.1913


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery



served World War I (France & Belgium 08.02.1915-17.05.1915 & 20.08.1915-18.11.1917; in Italy 19.11.1917-04.11.1918)
17.01.1916
-
28.02.1917
Adjutant, 105th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
13.08.1919
-
15.12.1922
Adjutant, ...
01.10.1926
-
21.09.1930
Adjutant, ... (Territoral Army)
(06.1933)


8th Field Brigade RA (Mhow)
(01.1937)


8th Field Brigade RA (Mhow, for Lucknow, Cawnpore & Fyzabad)
(01.1939)


7th Field Regiment RA (Catterick Camp)
...
-
...
...
 
Garrett,
Richard Strang
R.S. Garrett
?
-
Sapper
?
2nd Lt.
21.06.1939
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941



late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Bradfield College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps




served in the ranks, Corps of Royal Engineers
21.06.1939





commissioned, 8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1940)


served in Norway
Garside,
George
G. Garside
19.10.1912
-
[02.2007 still alive]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.01.1943 [261015]
WS/Lt.
16.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
1939
-
1943
enlisted & served in the ranks, Royal Army Service Corps (UK)
16.01.1943





commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission] (UK & NW Europe)
 
Garstin,
Patrick Bannister
P.B. Garstin
Son of Capt. Richard Hart Garstin, CBE, RIN, and Mary Amelia Bannister.
Husband of Susan Nicola Garstin, of Canterbury.
17.07.1919
India
-

09.08.1944
(executed) [age 25]
[Marissel French National Cemetery, grave 325]
2nd Lt.
01.07.1939 [95531]
Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
08.09.1943-(04.1944)
Military Cross MC
11.07.1940
France
01.07.1939


commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles



2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles
?
-
04.07.1944
attached "D" Squadron 1st Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps
[
captured on Operation Gain 04.07.1944 and subsequently executed in the wood near Beauvais, France]
Gartside,
Arnold
A. Gartside
From Oldham.
(03?).1904
Rochdale district, Greater Manchester, Lancashire
-
(06?).1953
Winchester, Hampshire
Lt. (Ordnance Mechanical Engineer 4th cl.)
01.07.1939 [90454] (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. (T/OME 3rd cl.)
08.06.1940-(04.1941)
T/Capt.
29.07.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 05.07.1945
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Capt.
01.05.1947, seniority 05.07.1945
Maj.
01.09.1950
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
28.06.1945
Italy
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
21.04.1950
?
 01.07.1939
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
01.10.1942
 
 
transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Garvey,
Patrick Brendan
P.B. Garvey
Son of Dr. Patrick Joseph Garvey, MB, ChB (1878-), and Anne Cassandra Colston.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
05.11.1914
Wolstanton district, Staffordshire
-
1973
Northallerton district, North Riding of Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 21.11.1934 (reld 11.12.1935)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 29.06.1940 [138895]
WS/Lt. 29.12.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 16.08.1943-(04.1946)
A/Maj. ? ?
21.11.1934     commissioned, Royal Tank Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
? - 29.06.1940 either 161st or 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.06.1940     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
Gascoigne,
Douglas Wilder
D.W. Gascoigne
Son of Sir Alvary Douglas Frederick Gascoigne (1893-1970),  and Sylvia Wilder.
11.11.1917
Yorkshire
-
06.08.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, France, II.A.3]
[commemorated at Aberford War Memorial]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
23.03.1940 [149126]
WS/Lt.
23.09.1941
A/Capt.
08.06.1943-07.06.1943
T/Capt.
08.09.1943-06.08.1944
?
-
23.03.1940
either Sandhurst or 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
23.03.1940
 
 
commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
14.10.1940
-
06.08.1944
4th Battalion Coldstream Guards (killed in action at Lassy when a shell hit his tank)
Gash,
Ivan Henry
I.H. Gash I.H. Gash
I.H. Gash I.H. Gash
Son of James Gash, and Henrietta Syme Whitworth.
Married ((06?).1941, Wilton district, Wiltshire) Margaret E. Millar.
26.12.1915
Lincoln district, Lincolnshire
-
(03?).1979
Dover district, Kent
2nd Lt. 30.01.1936 [67140]
Lt. 30.01.1939
A/Capt. 21.09.1939-20.10.1939,
10.04.1940-14.06.1940
T/Capt. 15.06.1940-07.06.1941
WS/Capt. 08.06.1941
Capt. 30.01.1944
A/Maj. 08.03.1941-07.06.1941
T/Maj. 08.06.1941-16.12.1942,
12.12.1944-30.06.1945
WS/Maj. 01.07.1945
Maj. 30.01.1949
A/Lt.Col. 01.04.1945-30.06.1945
T/Lt.Col. 01.07.1945-30.05.1947 (retd 01.03.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc).
30.01.1936     commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment
(01.1937)     1st Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment (Egypt, for Holywood)
(01.1938) - (01.1939) 1st Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment (Holywood)
1945 - 1945 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Palestine Regiment (Jewish Infantry Brigade Group)
01.03.1958 - 26.12.1965 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Gates,
Ronald Henry Charles
R.H.C. Gates
25.06.1911
-
03.1993
Bracknell, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
16.07.1942 [237307]
WS/Lt.
16.01.1943
T/Capt.
07.09.1944-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
? (reld 10.04.1948)
Hon. Capt.
10.04.1948
Capt.
18.01.1955, seniority 21.11.1951
Maj.
01.11.1956 (retd 25.08.1961)
Military Cross MC
15.11.1945
?
16.07.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]



Combined Operations Pilotage Party (COPP) 9 (Far East)
01.01.1949
-
18.01.1955
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
18.01.1955
-
25.08.1961
Territorial Army
Gaunt,
Ronald
R. Gaunt
From Swaffham.
?
-
Gnr.
?
Wt.Off. II
?
Lt.
01.02.1941 [168494]
WS/Capt. 07.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
07.11.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.03.1945
NW Europe

 
served in the ranks, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.02.1941





commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
 
Gawthorpe,
John Bernard
J.B. Gawthorpe
Eldest son of late John H. Gawthorpe, Roundhay, Leeds.
Married (1915) Clarice Turner (died 1956), Roundhay; one daughter.
12.11.1891
Ossett, Yorkshire
-
20.08.1979
2nd Lt.
28.07.1911 [6876]
Lt.
1913
T/Capt.
?
Capt.
16.08.1915, seniority 20.06.1915
A/Maj.
01.06.1917-20.10.1917,
19.02.1918-...
T/Maj.
16.02.1918-20.06.1921
Bt. Maj.
11.11.1919 *
Maj.
25.09.1931 (retd 25.09.1931)
Maj. RARO
25.09.1931, seniortiy 04.01.1928
Lt.Col. TA
16.02.1934
Bt. Col. TA
16.02.1938
Col. TA
16.02.1938 (supernumerary 11.04.1945) (ceases to draw pay from Army Funds 27.01.1945) (retd 12.11.1948; age limit)
T/Brig. TA
25.08.1939-10.08.1940
Hon. Brig.
27.01.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
02.01.1939
New Year 39
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
BEF 39-40
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
19.08.1943
?
* in connection with Military Operations in Archangel, North. Russia
Education: Wakefield; Leeds
28.07.1911


commissioned, 7th & 8th (Leeds Rifles) Battalions West Yorkshire Regiment - Territorial Army



served European War, France and
Belgium, 1915, 1917, 1918 (wounded); North Russia, 1919
29.05.1916


seconded, Machine Gun Corps
14.10.1916
-
20.11.1916
Assistant Instructor, Training Centre, Machine Gun Corps
20.11.1916
-
?
Instructor, Training Centre, Machine Gun Corps
04.05.1917


transferred from Territorial Force to Regular Forces
01.06.1917
-
20.10.1917
Assistant Instructor, Machine Gun Corps
19.02.1918
-
06.04.1918
Company Commander, Machine Gun Corps
07.04.1918
-
1918
Second-in-Command of a Battalion, Machine Gun Corps
08.11.1918
-
30.11.1918
Instructor (Class EE), Machine Gun Corps
12.12.1919
-
05.1921
Assistant Instructor, Machine Gun School
01.11.1921
-
01.10.1924
Officer in charge of Technical Duties (Class EE), Machine Gun School
28.03.1925


restored to the establishment of the regiment
01.11.1926
-
01.11.1930
Adjutant, 5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment
25.09.1931
-
12.01.1946
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
16.02.1934
-
16.02.1938
Commanding Officer, 7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
25.08.1939
-
10.08.1940
Commander, 137th Infantry Brigade (UK, France, UK) [except for 21.06-05.07.1940]
05.06.1940
-
05.07.1940
acting General Officer Commanding, 46th Infantry Division (France & Belgium, UK)
18.10.1940 - (04.1941) Commander Home Guard, Cambridge Area
1943
-
1944
Commander, Cambridge Sub Area
Honorary Colonel, 12th/13th (Yorks) Battalion Parachute Regiment (TA), 02.04.1949-12.11.1956. President, 1940 Dunkirk Veterans' Association, 1975-1976.
Gayton,
John Charles Thomas
J.C.T. Gayton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ann Sheffield)

Son of Charles Edgar Gayton, and Doris M. Thomas.
04.01.1917
North Bierley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
12.1993
Peterborough district, Cambridgeshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.01.1940 [113791]
WS/Lt.
21.07.1940 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
WW II


served in Africa and Burma:



served in the ranks, King's Royal Rifle Corps
?
-
21.01.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit Sandhurst
21.01.1940





commissioned, Royal Scots Fusiliers [emergency commission]
26.02.1944


transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
Geare,
John Duncan Watherston
J.D.W. Geare
Son of Henry Leslie Geare (1886-1965), and Marjory Violet Watherston (1882-1969).
Married Mary F. (née ...); ... children (one son, one daughter?)
(06?).1919
Berkhampstead district, Buckinghamshire / Hertfordshire
-
01.2009 still alive in New Zealand
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.12.1939 [109916]
WS/Lt.
16.06.1941
T/Capt.
21.02.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
06.09.1944 (reld 26.10.1946)
T/Maj.
06.09.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
26.10.1946

 
served in the ranks, Royal Regiment of Artillery
?
-
16.12.1939
either 131st or 132nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
16.12.1939





commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



instructor in gunnery (anti-aircraft), qualified at a War Gunnery Course
Government servant, Malaya, 1950s.
Gearing,
Frederick Edward
F.E. Gearing
21.08.1892
Brighton, Sussex
-
(09?).1959
Brighton district, Sussex
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
07.07.1915
Lt.
?
T/Capt.
26.12.1918-14.07.1919
Capt.
05.11.1919 (reld 30.09.1921)
Capt.
31.01.1940 [101214]
T/Maj.
21.06.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
15.09.1943 (retd 21.08.1945)
T/Lt.Col.
15.09.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt.Col.
21.08.1945
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
1944/45?
-



6th (Cyclist) Battlaion, Royal Sussex Regiment
07.07.1915


commissioned, 15th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles) - Territorial Force Reserve (Infantry)
26.12.1918
-
14.07.1919
commanding Co.  Demobilization Camp
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
02.09.1939


commissioned, Royal Sussex Regiment
31.01.1940


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (General List)
Gell,
William Eric
W.E. Gell (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.08.1943 [289668]
WS/Lt. 21.02.1944 (reld 28.02.1951)
Sgt. ? [22549880]
Lt. 26.05.1953 [289668]
Capt. 03.08.1956
21.08.1943     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
28.02.1951     relinquished commission on enlistment in the ranks
26.05.1953 - 26.05.1963 Royal Army Ordnance Corps [short service commission]
26.05.1963 - 13.12.1963 Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Territorial Army
George,
Clayton Henry
C.H. George
Married Elsie Olding Knight (12.07.1909 - 01.10.2002); one daughter.
18.03.1906
Crampton, Ontario, Canada
-
25.10.1998
London, Ontario, Canada
Lt. 21.06.1935, seniority 21.06.1934 [65888]
Capt. 21.06.1936, seniority 21.06.1935
A/Maj. 13.02.1940-12.05.1940
T/Maj. 13.05.1940-20.06.1944
WS/Maj. 21.06.1944 (retd 26.10.1946)
Hon. Maj. 26.10.1946
Military Cross MC 18.02.1943 Middle East (Egypt & Libya) [recommendation available upon request]
Education: MD.
21.06.1935     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [short service commission]
(09.1935) - (10.1935) Royal Army Medical College
(01.1937) - (01.1939) served Shanghai
      served BEF (Dunkirk), North Africa [2 Motor Ambulance Convoy (earning MC)] & Italy
26.10.1946 - 21.06.1952 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
George,
Ronald Francis
R.F. George
Married (16.05.1942); ... children (one daughter?).
18.10.1907
St Albans, Hertfordshire
-
15.07.1987
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Lt. & Paym.
09.08.1939 [95745]
WS/Capt. & Paym.
01.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. & Staff Paym. 2nd cl.
01.11.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
19.02.1952
-



late Cadet Company Sergeant-Major, St. Albans School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

09.08.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
?
-
15.10.1962
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Gerrard,
Bernard Joseph Dudley

B.J.D. Gerrard
Son of Maj.Gen. J.J. Gerrard, CB, CMG.
Married  (02.01.1941, St Austin's Church, Nairobi, Kenya) Pamela Margaret De Villiers, widow of Lt.Cdr. Lindsay De Villiers, RN; one son, one daughter.
03.05.1901
Steyning district, Sussex
-

07.01.1965
Central Middlesex Hospital
2nd Lt. 23.12.1921 [6884]
Lt. 23.12.1923
Capt. 07.05.1935
Maj. 23.12.1938
A/Lt.Col. 15.11.1940-14.02.1941
T/Lt.Col. 15.02.1941-18.11.1944,
05.03.1945-09.12.1945
Lt.Col. 10.12.1945
A/Col. 01.01.1942-13.02.1942,
10.08.1943-18.09.1943
A/Brig. 11.01.1942-13.02.1942,
10.08.1943-18.09.1943
Brig. 01.07.1952 (retd 31.12.1954)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 30.12.1941 Middle East (East Africa & Madagascar)
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East
23.12.1921     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders
12.11.1927 - 25.02.1934 employed under Colonial Office (Royal West African Frontier Force)
23.09.1936 - 31.08.1940 employed under Colonial Office (Royal West African Frontier Force)
(1941)     1st Nigeria Regiment
06.01.1942 - 14.02.1942 acting Commander, 1st West Africa Infantry Brigade Group (West Africa)
16.04.1943 - 21.09.1943 acting Commander, 1st West Africa Infantry Brigade Group (West Africa)
Gibbon,
Robert Withers Jacomb

R.W.J. Gibbon
(03?).1897
Cuckfield district, Sussex
-

(03?).1956
Colchester district, Essex
2nd Lt.
? [97803]
Lt.
? (reld 01.04.1920)
Capt.
01.09.1939
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
?
Military Cross MC
01.01.1919
?
?


commissioned, Royal Field Artillery - Special Reserve
 (1918)


attached Signal Sub-Section, Royal Engineers, 5th Artillery Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery

24.08.1939


mobilized TA
12.1939
-
09.1940
Battery Commander (Officer Commanding), 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (SR) (Scotland) (medically unfit)
(04.1944)
-
(04.1946)
Unemployed List - Territorial Army
?
-
20.02.1952
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Architect.
Gibbs,
Frank Peter Russell

F.P.R. Gibbs
02.11.1921
-
11.1990
Poole, Dorset
2nd Lt.
13.06.1942 [235553]
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]
Gibson,
Robert John
R.J. Gibson   
1920 ?
-
24.03.2011
2nd Lt. 18.02.1942 [227359]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 23.11.1944-(04.1946)
Lt. 21.11.1947, seniority 26.08.1943
Capt. 01.10.1949
A/Maj. 19.02.1953
Maj. 26.08.1954, seniority 19.02.1953
A/Lt.Col. ?
Lt.Col. 26.08.1958, seniority 02.10.1956
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 08.06.1968 HM's birthday 68
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 18.03.1960 -
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 15.07.1966 -
18.02.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (MM Branch) [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
21.11.1947     commissioned, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - Territorial Army
      Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
01.10.1969     Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
04.07.1973 - 04.07.1978 Honorary Colonel, Birmingham University, Officer Training Corps, T.A.V.R.
Giddings,
James Duncan
J.D. Giddings
Only child of Frederick Giddings.
Married 1st ...; one daughter.
Married 2nd Ella Anna Pfaff; one daughter.
07.03.1892
Weymouth district, Dorset
-
27.06.1973
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Lt. ? [74938]
local Lt. 23.04.1937, seniority 11.03.1931
local Capt. 01.01.1939
A/Capt. 1941?
WS/Capt. 1943?, seniority 23.04.1937 (reld > 04.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.02.1941 Somaliland
WW I     Lance-Corporal & Acting Staff Quartermaster Sergeant, Army Ordnance Corps
01.04.1933 - (04.1941) Northern Rhodesia Regiment
23.04.1937     commissioned, General List - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
(04.1944)     employed, King's African Rifles
Giddings,
Norman Cyril
N.C. Giddings (Photo courtesy of Mr Norman C. Giddings) N.C. Giddings (Photo courtesy of Mr Norman C. Giddings)
Son (with one sister) of Cyril Percy Giddings (1894-1962), and Iris Victoria Finniss (1903-1987).
Married 1st ((03?).1951, Southend-on-Sea district, Essex) Joyce M. Clark.
Married 2nd (31.03.1967, Toronto, Canada) Mrs Doreen I. Brill (née Payne)

14.11.1926
Prittlewell, Rochford district, Essex
-
03.2014 still alive
Cadet ? [14490312]
2nd Lt. 23.06.1945 [349589]
WS/Lt. 23.12.1945 (reld 12.1947)
early 1944     joined the Army, quickly made it to L/Cpl.; then officer training in Wales
23.06.1945


commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
      2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
      Junior Liaison Officer 3, 3rd Infantry Brigade
      Camp Commandant, 3rd Infantry Brigade
      Hirings and Disposals, North Palestine District
      Staff of Transit Depot Port Fouad Egypt
? - 12.1947 hospitalized in Fayed Suez Canal Zone with emergency surgery on appendix (later) gangrene
Giffard,
Sir George James
G.J. Giffard G.J. Giffard
G.J. Giffard G.J. Giffard
G.J. Giffard G.J. Giffard
G.J. Giffard G.J. Giffard
G.J. Giffard

Son of George Campbell Giffard, Englefield Green.
Married (1915) Evelyn Norah (died 1964), daughter of Richard Margerison, Winchester; one daughter.

27.09.1886
Englefield Green, Surrey
-
17.11.1964
Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester
2nd Lt.
24.01.1906 [3408]
... ...
Lt.Gen.
01.07.1939, seniority 04.07.1938
Gen.
12.12.1941 (retd 17.08.1946)
Knight Grand Corss of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1938
New Year 38
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.06.1917
distinguished service in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
01.04.1941
Middle East 08.39-11.40
Mention in Despatches MID
26.10.1944
Burma & Eastern Frontier of India
Order of Polonia Restituta 1st Class (14.12.1943); Croix de Guerre (France) (31.08.1917)
24.01.1906


commissioned, The Queen's Regiment
...
-
...
...
01.07.1939
-
04.02.1940
Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War, War Office
21.02.1940
-
25.06.1940
General Officer Commanding, Palestine & Trans-Jordan
26.06.1940
-
11.07.1941
General Officer Commanding, West Africa
1943


General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Army, India
15.10.1943
-
11.11.1944
Commander-in-Chief, 11th Army Group (South East Asia)
18.10.1943
-
?
also: ADC General to the King
Colonel, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), 01.05.1945-28.09.1954. Colonel Commandant, Northern Rhodesia Regiment, 08.06.1945-28.09.1954. Inspector General, The King's African Rifles, 13.10.1936-01.07.1939. Inspector General, Royal West African Frontier Force, 13.10.1936-1938 (Colonel Commandant 08.06.1945-28.09.1954).
Gilbert,
Douglas Kenneth Manwaring
D.K.M. Gilbert
From London.
12.07.1918
-
01.1999
Eastbourne, Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.01.1941 [166665]
WS/Lt.
18.07.1942
T/Capt. 08.05.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
25.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj.
25.12.1944-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.08.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
Italy

 
Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.01.1941





commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
 
Gilbert,
Edward Theodore
E.T. Gilbert

?
-
Lt.
12.11.1939 [108109]
WS/Capt. 12.11.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.07.1943
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
20.04.1943
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Education: MB
12.11.1939





commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
 
Gilbert,
Henry John

H.J. Gilbert  
?
-
2nd Lt. 31.07.1942 [237312]
WS/Lt. 3101.1943 (reld 10.46)
T/Capt. 12.07.1945-(08.1946)
A/Maj.? 1946 ?

 

31.07.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Gilbert,
Maurice Lionel

M.L. Gilbert M.L. Gilbert
M.L. Gilbert
19.02.... ?
-
1993 ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.02.1941 [174025]
WS/Lt. 01.08.1942
T/Capt. 01.05.1943-04.05.1944
WS/Capt. 05.05.1944 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Capt. 08.08.1951
39-45 St - -

Africa Star

Afr St - -

Italy Star

It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
01.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
07.1941     attached, The Scinde Light Horse - Indian Army (left for training centre 04.1942, rejoined regiment 07.1942; served in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon)
08.08.1951 - 19.02.1962 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [reached age limit]
Gilchrist,
Arthur Hutchinson

A.H. Gilchrist  
From New Southgate.
Married ((03?).1941, Westminster district, London) ... Gerrard.
1911 ?
-
(12?).1957
Westminster district, London
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.07.1940 [140039]
WS/Lt. 27.01.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 1945?
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Lt. 18.10.1950, seniority 27.01.1942
Capt. 21.04.1951 (cashiered by sentence of a General Court Martial 27.11.1953)
Military Cross MC 31.08.1944 Normandy [citation available upon request]
Member of Daily Express Coupon Department, General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd., Aldwych, London.
? - 27.07.1940 162nd or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
27.07.1940     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(06.1944)     1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (Normandy; severely wounded) (MC)
18.10.1950 - 27.11.1953 short service commission, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Giles,
Bruce Talbot
B.T. Giles
Son of Frederick William Giles and Margaret Mary Maud Palin Giles (née Evans), of Gordons, Almondsbury, near Bristol.
Brother of Capt. John F. Giles, The Gloucestershire Regiment, and of Sq.Ldr. David Giles, RAF.
25.04.1920
Abbots Leigh, Long Ashton district, Somerset
-
03.1994
Taunton Deane district, Somerset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.07.1940 [138338]
Lt.
04.01.1942
T/Capt.
23.06.1945-(04.1946)
?
-
03.07.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
04.07.1940


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
(12.1941)


No. 3 Commando (?) (took part in the Vaagso raid in which his brother was killed 12.1941)
11.03.1943
-
(04.1946)
seconded, The King's African Rifles
Giles,
Edward Henry
"Ned"
E.H. Giles
From Wickford, Essex.
12.01.1920 ??
-
05.2000 ??
Colchester, Essex ??
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.06.1940 [138837]
WS/Lt.
29.12.1941
WS/Capt.
04.07.1945
T/Maj.
04.07.1945-... (reld > 04.1946)
Military Cross MC
15.06.1943
North Africa
Military Cross MC
07.12.1944
Italy



161st (or 162nd) Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.06.1940


commissioned, The East Surrey Regiment [emergency commission]
Giles,
John Frederick
J.F. Giles (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Casey)
Son of Frederick William Giles and Margaret Mary Maud Palin Giles (née Evans), of Gordons, Almondsbury, near Bristol.
Brother of Capt. Bruce T. Giles, The Gloucestershire Regiment, and of Sq.Ldr. David Giles, RAF.

(09?).1917
Abbots Leigh, Long Ashton district, Somerset
-
27.12.1941
(KIA) [age 23]
[Brookwood Memorial, Bagshot, Surrey, panel 1, column 3]
2nd Lt.
27.07.1936 [68678]
Lt.
27.07.1939
T/Capt.
09.12.1940-(04.1941)
Education: Bristol Preparatory School; Kelly College, Tavistock



late Cadet Company Sergeant-Major, Kelly College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

27.07.1936
-
(01.)1939
commissioned, 6th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment - Territorial Army (Bristol)
< 07.1939





transferred, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
summer1940
-
27.12.1941
No. 3 Commando (Lofoten raid & Vaagso raid [killed in action as Troop Officer of No. 3 Troop])
Army Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Southern Command.
Gilford,
the Lord;
Meade, John Charles Edmund Carson;
6th Earl of Clanwilliam (succ. 23.01.1953);
4th Baron Clanwilliam, of co. Tipperary;
6th Baron Gillford, of the Manor of Gillford, co. Down;
6th Viscount Clanwilliam, of co. Tipperary;
9th Baronet Meade, of Ballintubber, co. Cork

Lord Gilford   
Only son (with two sisters) of Arthur Vesey Meade, 5th Earl of Clanwilliam (1873-1953), and Muriel Mary Temple Stephenson (1876-1952).
Married (01.12.1948, St George's, Hanover Square, Westminster, London) Catherine Lloyd (1923 - 22.01.2014), youngest daughter (with one sister and one brother) of Arthur Thomas Lloyd (1882-1944), of Lockinge, Wantage, Berkshire; six daughters.
06.06.1914
Chelsea district, London
-
30.03.1989
Oare, Marlborough, Devizes district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 01.02.1934 [62576]
Lt. 01.02.1937
A/Capt. 28.11.1939-09.01.1940,
05.03.1940-21.04.1940
T/Capt. 22.04.1940-31.01.1942
Capt. 01.02.1942
A/Maj. 20.10.1942-19.01.1943
T/Maj. 20.01.1943-06.10.1943,
30.12.1943-(04.1946)
Maj. 01.02.1947 (retd 23.06.1948)
Mention in Despatches MID 30.06.1942 Middle East 07.41-10.41
Mention in Despatches MID 06.04.1944 Middle East

Palestine 1936-39 Medal & clasp

Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
01.02.1934     commissioned, Coldstream Guards
11.06.1939 - 10.06.1942 Adjutant, 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards (Middle East)
06.1942 - 10.1942 Staff College Middle East, Haifa
20.10.1942 - 08.11.1942 HQ 30 Corps (Middle East)
09.11.1942 - 29.12.1943 Brigade Major, 201st Guards Motor Brigade (Middle East)
30.12.1943 - 15.07.1945 Brigade Major, 6th Guards Tank Brigade, from 02.02.1945 6th Guards Armoured Brigade (UK, NW Europe)
16.07.1945 - 1945 Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
1945     Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, USA
23.06.1948 - 06.06.1964 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Deputy Lieutenant, Co. Down, 1957-1962. HM Lieutenant, Co. Down, 1962-1975. HM Lord Lieutenant, Co. Down, 1975-1979. OStJ, CStJ 1975.
Gill,
George Tough
G.T. Gill
15.07.1902 ?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 28.06.1941 [194778]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Maj. 21.09.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 21.11.1944
T/Lt.Col. 21.11.1944-(04.1947)
28.06.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Gill,
Ian Gordon
I.G. Gill
Son of late Brig. Gordon Harry Gill, CMG, DSO and Mrs Doris Gill, Rochester, Kent.
Married (1963) Elizabeth Vivian Rohr, MD, MRCP (died 1990), only daughter of late A.F. Rohr; no children.

09.11.1919
Rochester, Kent
-
23.11.2006
2nd Lt.
24.08.1939 [79107]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
Lt.
17.01.1945, seniority 09.05.1942
A/Capt.
01.12.1940-28.02.1941
T/Capt.
01.03.1941-05.09.1941
WS/Capt.
06.09.1941
Capt.
09.11.1946
A/Maj.
06.06.1941-05.09.1941
T/Maj.
06.09.1941-08.11.1953
Maj.
09.11.1953
T/Lt.Col.
01.03.1957-23.08.1957
Lt.Col.
24.08.1957 (supernumerary 24.08.1960)
local Col.
08.01.1963-21.04.1963
Col.
05.02.1964, seniority 22.04.1963
T/Brig.
05.02.1964-30.12.1966
Brig.
31.12.1966
Maj.Gen.
09.08.1968, seniority 02.05.1968 (retd 16.12.1972)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1972
New Year 72
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1959
HM's birthday 59
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
07.01.1949
New Year 49
Military Cross MC
20.12.1940
France & Flanders
Military Cross MC
12.04.1945
NW Europe (Dutch-German border)
Mention in Despatches MID
23.08.1945
NW Europe
Education: Ediburgh House, Hampshire; Repton School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1952; psc); Imperial Defence College (1963; idc)



late Cadet Under-Officer, Repton School Contingent, Officer Training Corps

07.12.1938


commissioned, 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards (Supplementary Reserve of Officers)
24.08.1939
-
15.08.1948
served 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards
1939
-
1940
Officer Commanding 3 Troop, C Squadron, 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards (British Expeditionery Force, France & Belgium)
1944
-
1945
Officer Commanding HQ Squadron, later C Squadron, later A Squadron, 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards (British Liberation Army, NW Europe)
17.01.1945


transferred to Royal Armoured Corps
09.11.1946


transferred to 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards
1946
-
15.08.1948
Second-in-Command, 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards (Palestine)
16.08.1948
-
27.05.1950
Instructor, Tactical Wing, Royal Armoured Corps Centre (Lulworth)
1951
-
1952
4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards (Tripolitania)
09.03.1953
-
06.02.1955
Brigade Major, HQ 61st Lorried Infantry Brigade
1957
-
1959
Commanding Officer, 4th/7th Battalion Royal Dragoon Guards (British Army of the Rhine)
10.10.1959
-
11.08.1961
Assistant Military Secretary, HQ, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR)
29.09.1961
-
20.12.1962
College Commandant, Victory College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
05.02.1964
-
18.01.1966
Commander, 7th Armoured Brigade (British Army of the Rhine)
17.02.1966
-
1968
Deputy Military Secretary 1, Ministry of Defence (Army)
1968
-
1970
Head, British Defence Liaison Staff, Department of Defence, Canberra
1970
-
1972
Assistant Chief of Geneneral Staff (Operational Requirements)
Honorary Liveryman, Coachmakers' Co., 1974. Colonel, 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards, 1973-1978.
Gillan,
John Hamilton
J.H. Gillan (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 17.07.1942 [239416]
17.07.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Gillespie,
J
J. Gillespie
?
-
WS/Lt. ?
?     commissioned or transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)     3rd Parachute Battalion
Gillett,
[Sir] Peter Bernard
P.B. Gillett
Son of Bernard George Gillett, OBE, Milford on Sea, Hants.
Married (1952) Pamela Graham (died 10.01.2007, aged 95), widow of Col. Rhodri J. Lloyd Price and daughter of Col. Spencer Graham Walker, Winsley, Wilts.
08.12.1913
-
04.07.1989
Windsor, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
01.02.1934
...
...
T/Maj.
01.12.1941-15.02.1943,
08.03.1943-31.01.1947
...
...
Maj.Gen.
28.12.1962 (retd 31.05.1968)
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
1979
?
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
1973
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1966
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
19.07.1955
?
Education: Marlborough College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
01.02.1934


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
06.03.1940
-
30.07.1942
Instructor (Class B), School of Artillery, India
31.07.1942
-
29.01.1943
Brigade Major, ... Indian Division
30.01.1943
-
27.11.1943
Instructor (Class A), Armoured Fighting Vehicle School, India
29.03.1944
-
26.08.1944
Brigade Major, ... Indian Division
21.09.1944
-
14.03.1945
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
1945


appointed to Royal Horse Artillery
1945
-
1946
British Liberation Army/British Army of the Rhine
17.09.1946
-
17.12.1948
Instructor (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
1949
-
1955
staff appointments in UK and East Africa
1955


Commanding Officer, 5th Royal Horse Artillery
1958


SHAPE
28.12.1959

15.12.1961
Commander Royal Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division
1962


Imperial Defence College
28.12.1962
-
19.03.1965
Chief of Staff, HQ Eastern Command
10.04.1965
-
1968
General Officer Commanding, 48th Division TA & West Midland District
Secretary, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, 1968-79. Colonel Commandant, Royal Regiment of Artillery, 1968-78. Governor, Military Knights of Windsor, 1980-89.
Gillington,
John Herbert
J.H. Gillington
Married Cecil Catherine Gillington (née ...) (died 26.02.2007; one son, one daughter.
03.08.1910
-
(06?).1970
Devizes district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
28.08.1930
...
...
T/Maj.
31.08.1941-08.02.1942,
12.02.1942-06.12.1945
...
...
Col.
29.01.1957 (retd 04.09.1959)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
10.06.1948
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
05.12.1946
?
Military Cross MC
01.03.1945
?
Education: BA; psc
28.08.1930


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
24.10.1937
-
17.12.1940
Adjutant, ... (Territorial Army)
18.12.1940
-
30.05.1941
Staff Captain, War Office
31.05.1941
-
21.09.1941
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG), G7, War Office
22.09.1941
-
08.02.1942
Staff Officer, 2nd grade (SO2), ...
25.01.1945
-
20.08.1945
Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), South East Asia Command
...
-
...
...
Gilmore,
Walter James
W.J. Gilmore   
Son of John Herbert Gilmore, and Lily Emily Butcher.
Married ((03?).1940, Basingstoke district, Hampshire) Irene Pope, of Martham, Norfolk.
(03?).1918
Farnham district, Surrey / Sussex
-
08.04.1943
Pichon, Tunisia
[Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia, III.F.16]
2nd Lt. 16.07.1939 [96122]
WS/Lt. 16.01.1941
T/Capt. 13.05.1942-08.04.1943
Solicitor. Awarded the Hampshire Law Society Prize, 1939.
16.07.1939     commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 08.04.1943 2/4th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment
Glencairn Campbell *,
Walter Glencairn
W.G. Glencairn Campbell   
Son of Charles John Francis Campbell, and of Zoe Florence Bradshaw.
Married (04.09.1939, Glasgow [civil] & 02.02.1940 Holy Trinity, Brompton, London [religious]) Charmian Cecil de Vere Brinton (03.05.1919 - 28.03.1962), of Kensington, London, daughter of Cecil Charles Brinton (1883-1970), and Kathleen Cecil Maude (1881-1954); one daughter, one son. Charmian Glencairn-Campbell remarried (24.04.1947) Sir Robert Henry Muir Mackenzie, 6th Bt.
* Changed surname from Campbell to Glencairn-Campbell by deed poll of 15.07.1939.
08.03.1889
Kensington, London
-
21.10.1944
[age 55] (following an operation)
[Belbroughton (Holy Trinity) Churchyard Extension, Worcestershire, grave 144]
2nd Lt. 18.09.1909 [4416]
Lt. 24.02.1912
T/Capt. 21.10.1914-21.01.1915
Capt. 22.01.1915
T/Maj. 28.10.1915-01.05.1920
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1918
Maj. 01.04.1928
Bt. Lt.Col. 20.12.1932
Lt.Col. 01.12.1936
Bt. Col. 28.09.1938, seniority 20.12.1935
T/Col. 12.12.1934-15.03.1935
Col. 16.10.1938, seniority 20.12.1935 (supernumerary 31.12.1942)
A/Brig. 12.11.1940-11.05.1941
T/Brig. 12.05.1941-(01.1942),
21.08.1942-(04.1944)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 13.03.1925 Waziristan 23/24
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St ? ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 ? ?
Victory Medal VM ? ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1916 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 15.05.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.04.1941 ?
Waziristan 1921-24. Despatches 13.03.1925. Medal and CIasp. OBE.
Burma 1930-32. Despatches 20.12.1932. CIasp.
Palestine 1936-39. Despatches 15.09.1939. Medal and CIasp.
Education: Staff College (psc).
18.09.1909     commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)
11.03.1915 - 11.02.1918 served in France & Belgium:
11.05.1915 - 02.09.1915 Adjutant, 10th (S.) Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
28.10.1915 - 09.12.1915 acting Commanding Officer, 10th (S.) Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
01.09.1916 - 06.01.1917 Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DAA&QMG), ... (France)
07.01.1917 - 13.02.1918 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG), ... (France)
14.02.1918 - 01.05.1920 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG), Western Command (temp.)
16.02.1922 - 14.12.1923 Brigade Major, ... (India)
18.12.1923 - 17.02.1925 Brigade Major, ... (India)
06.05.1928 - 05.05.1932 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Burma Independent District (India)
(06.1933)     1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Edinburgh)
15.09.1933 - 30.11.1936 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 50th (Nothumbrian) Division (Northern Command), of which:
12.12.1934 - 15.03.1935 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), International Force Saar Territory
01.12.1936     transferred, The Royal Norfolk Regiment
01.12.1936 - 28.09.1938 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Aldershot, then Gibraltar)
28.09.1938 - 19.11.1939 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), HQ 7th Division (Jerusalem)(temporary)
20.11.1929 - 26.10.1940 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
06.03.1941 - ? Commander, North Highland Area (Scottish Command)
1941     Commander, Glasgow Area
Glennie,
John Bedford Arthur
"Jack"
J.B.A. Glennie
08.08.1914
-
03.1994
Exeter, Devon
2nd Lt.
30.08.1934
...
...
T/Lt.Col.
07.07.1943-07.03.1945,
26.03.1945-15.10.1947,
14.07.1952-14.08.1953,
31.08.1953-13.06.1956
...
...
Brig.
18.06.1964 (retd 08.08.1969)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
?
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.12.1944
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.02.1941
?
Education: psc
30.08.1934


commissioned, Royal Sussex Regiment
16.07.1940
-
10.09.1940
GSO3, Somaliland Force
11.09.1940
-
03.10.1941
GSO3, HQ British Troops in Egypt
04.10.1941
-
21.11.1941
GSO3 (Instructor), METS
22.11.1941
-
01.02.1942
GSO2 (Instructor)
02.02.1942
-
12.09.1942
GSO2 (Instructor), Junior Staff School
13.09.1942
-
19.12.1942
DAQMG, HQ Troops in Sudan
12.06.1944
-
24.11.1944
GSO1 (Chief Instructor), Junior Staff School Middle East
...
-
...
...
Gloucester,
HRH the Duke of;
Prince Henry William Frederick Albert;
Earl of Ulster

Duke of Gloucester Duke of Gloucester

31.03.1900
York Cottage, Sandringham
-
10.06.1974
Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire
2nd Lt.
30.08.1934 [11891]
...
...
Maj.Gen.
01.01.1937
Lt.Gen.
17.09.1941 (supernumerary)
Gen.
27.10.1944 (supernumerary)

KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCMG, GCVO
MID 20.12.1940

16.07.1919


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
...
-
...
...
02.08.1929


Personal ADC to the King
04.09.1939
-
08.08.1940
Chief Liaison Officer, British Expeditionery Force
09.08.1940
-
17.10.1942
Chief Liaison Officer, GHQ Home Forces
Governor-General of Australia, 1945-1947.
Glover,
Edward Robert Kenneth
"Ted"
E.R.K. Glover 
Son of Kenneth Septimus Glover (1879-1959), and Jessie Mabel Little (1880-1945), of Stourport.
Married (03?).1938, Cardiff district, Glamorganshire, Wales) Everilda Marie Hennessey Turnbull (25.10.1908 - 09.1990), daughter (with six brothers and one sister) of Philip Bernard Turnbull (1874-1930), and Annie Mary Hennessy Oates (1879-1942); one son.

19.07.1911
Worcester, Worcestershire
-
23.03.1967
Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 21.06.1939 [91487]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941 (demobilized > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 09.04.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Maj. 01.05.1947
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 16.03.1951 -
Education: Sherborne School (1925.3-1929; Harper House; VI, XI 1928/29).
Insurance broker. Played cricket for Glamorgan (1932-1938).
      late Cadet, Sherborne School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
21.06.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
15.04.1948     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Glover,
Sir Guy de Courcy
G. de C. Glover  

27.04.1887
-
30.04.1967
2nd Lt.
29.08.1906 [1336]
...
...
Maj.Gen.
01.08.1939, seniority 23.06.1938 (supernumerary 27.07.1944) (retd 24.04.1946)

KBE, 1944; CB 1941; DSO 1918

29.08.1906
 
 
commissioned, South Staffordshire Regiment
...
-
...
...
01.08.1939
-
30.03.1940
Bombay District Commander, India
06.04.1940
-
08.06.1940
Director of Recruiting & Organization, War Office
09.06.1940
-
12.09.1940
Deputy Adjutant-General, War Office
13.09.1940
-
10.02.1941
Director of Organization, War Office
1941
-
1946
Deputy Adjutant-General (B), War Office
Glover,
Ivor
I. Glover (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.04.1941 [184629]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. (1945)
Lt. 01.05.1947, seniority 01.10.1942
Capt. 12.07.1948
Maj. 01.05.1956
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 13.07.1951 -
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 30.12.1958 1st clasp
26.04.1941     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
01.05.1947     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
18.09.1950     seconded for services on the staff
28.11.1961     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Glover,
Jack
J. Glover   
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 06.12.1941 [219861]
WS/Lt. 06.12.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 1945?
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Lt. 01.01.1952, seniority 04.11.1949
Capt. 04.11.1953 (reld 01.01.1960)
1934     L/Sgt., 7th Queen's Own Hussars
06.12.1941     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
      served in Burma (11th Sikh Regiment, 5th Indian Division)
01.01.1952 - 01.01.1959 short service commission (attached to No 2 Basic Training battalion REME in Honiton, Devon)
01.01.1959 - 01.01.1960 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Glubb,
[Sir] John Bagot
"Jack";
[known as Abu Hunaik; called Glubb Pasha]
J.B. Glubb J.B. Glubb
J.B. Glubb J.B. Glubb
J.B. Glubb J.B. Glubb
J.B. Glubb J.B. Glubb
J.B. Glubb J.B. Glubb
J.B. Glubb J.B. Glubb
J.B. Glubb J.B. Glubb
Only son and younger child of late Maj.Gen. Sir Frederic Manley Glubb, KCMG, CB, DSO, and Frances Letitia Bagot.
Engaged (1934) Mary Dorothy "Molly" Turner, only daughter of Mr H.A. Turner, Director of Customs, Transjordan.
Married (1938) Muriel Rosemary Forbes, daughter of Dr James Graham Forbes; one son, and one son, two daughters adopted.

16.04.1897
Preston, Lancashire
-
17.03.1986
Mayfield, Sussex
[memorial window in the parish church of Mayfield, Sussex]
2nd Lt.
20.04.1915 [1427]
A/Capt.
26.08.1916-....,
12.08.1918-20.08.1918,
...-07.02.1919
T/Capt.
01.04.1922-13.11.1922
Capt.
14.11.1922 (half-pay 17.09.1926) (retd 17.09.1927; receiving a gratuity)
Capt. RARO
17.09.1927, seniority 21.05.1920
local Maj.
01.11.1930-(04.1946)
local Col.
(1941)
A/Brig.
30.08.1944-(04.1946)
Lt.Gen.
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) KCB
06.03.1956
?
Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George CMG
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46: Colonial Administrative Service, Officer Commanding Arab Legion, Palestine
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.10.1941
Middle East *
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
03.06.1924
HM's birthday 24
Military Cross MC
01.01.1918
Arras (France)
King's Police Medal for distinguished service KPM
02.01.1939
as Second-in-Command, Arab Legion, Trans-Jordan
Mention in Despatches MID
21.10.1941
Middle East
- Ntce 15.03.1929 brought to notice: for distinguished services rendered in connection with the operations against the Akhwan in the Southern Desert, Iraq 11.27-05.28
Fourth Class (Civil Division), Order of Al Rafidain (Iraq); 02.08.1934); First Class of the Order of El Istiqlal (Transjordan; 05.07.1940); First Class of the Order of El Nahda (Transjordan; 18.08.1944)

Education: Cheltenham College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (08.1914)
20.04.1915


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
04.1915
-
11.1915
RE Depot, Chatham
11.1915
-
11.1918
7th Field Company RE (France; wounded thrice, MC)
02.1919
-
?
School of Military Engineering (Chatham)
09.1920


to Iraq as Lieutenant RE
01.04.1922
-
09.06.1922
employed with the RAF (Iraq)
10.06.1922
-
30.09.1922
Special Service Officer (Class FF) with the RAF (Iraq)
01.10.1922
-
17.09.1926
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) (Intelligence) with the RAF (Iraq) [under the Air Ministry]
17.09.1927
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers

Became Administrative Inspector, Iraq Government, 1926; transferred Transjordan, 1930 [up till 15.05.1948 under Colonial Administrative Service, from then employed by the Government of Transjordan].

1932
-
1939
Officer Commanding Desert Area
1939
-
1956
Chief of General Staff, the Arab Legion, Amman, Jordan
KStJ, 30.12.1954.
Published: Story of the Arab Legion, 1948; A Soldier with the Arabs, 1957; Britain and the Arabs, 1959; War in the Desert, 1960; The Great Arab Conquests, 1963; The Empire of the Arabs, 1963; The Course of Empire, 1965; The Lost Centuries, 1967; The Middle East Crisis-A Personal Interpretation, 1967; Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, 1967; A Short History of The Arab Peoples, 1969; The Life and Times of Muhammad, 1970; Peace in the Holy Land, 1971; Soldiers of Fortune, 1973; The Way of Love, 1974; Haroon al Rasheed, 1976; Into Battle: a soldier's diary of the Great War, 1977; Arabian Adventures, 1978; A Purpose for Living, 1979; The Changing Scenes of Life (autobiography), 1983.
Literature: Benny Morris, The road to Jerusalem : Glubb Pasha, Palestine and the Jews (2002).
* During the operations in Iraq, Major Glubb, in command of the mechanized portions of the Arab Legion, was an inspiration to all those who worked with him. He led many forays behind the enemy lines, harassing their communications and destroying railway lines. In the Syrian operations Major Glubb has again been forward in action. In July his force was attacked by a mechanize enemy column. Despite being under heavy machine gun fire he at once personally organized a spirited counter-attack, which resulted in the complete rout of th enemy and the capture of about 80 prisoners and much war material. A "bonny fechter", his name in the desert is one to conjure with.
 
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