British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Kaplan, B.
to
K
raus, J.

 

B. Kaplan  to  J. Kraus
Kaplan,
Barnett
B. Kaplan
?
-
Lt.
30.03.1939
WS/Capt.
30.03.1940



late Officer Cadet, University of London Contingent,
Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
30.03.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Territorial
Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(04.1944)
-
(04.1946)
Unemployed List, RAMC
Kark,
Norman Benjamin
N.B. Kark

10.02.1898
South Africa
-
03.2000
Islington district, London
2nd Lt. 06.01.1940 [110555]
WS/Capt. 20.09.1940 (dismissed the service by sentence of a general court-martial 14.11.1942, which notification was cancelled 12.11.1946)
T/Maj. 03.10.1941-14.11.1942
06.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Kay,
James McKay Gilmour
J.M.G. Kay
From Glasgow.
10.05.1911
-
11.2002
South & West Dorset district
SQMS
?
2nd Lt.
23.07.1941 [211823]
WS/Lt.
23.07.1941
A/Capt.
09.03.1942-08.06.1942
T/Capt.
09.06.1942-24.04.1944
WS/Capt.
25.04.1944
Capt.
01.12.1946, seniority 25.04.1944
A/Maj.
25.01.1944-24.04.1944
T/Maj.
25.04.1944-13.02.1946,
14.03.1946-19.04.1949
T/Lt.Col.
20.04.1949-02.09.1951
Lt. QM
13.07.1950
Capt. QM
13.07.1950
T/Maj. QM
06.03.1952-09.05.1953
Maj. QM
23.07.1953 (retd 10.05.1964; age)
Hon. Lt.Col.
10.05.1964
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
18.02.1943
Middle East 05.42-10.42
Mention in Despatches MID
22.12.1939
?
Mention in Despatches MID
08.07.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.06.1942
Middle East 07.41-10.41
Mention in Despatches MID
27.04.1951
Malaya 07.50-12.50



served in the ranks, Royal Army Service Corps [8 years, 268 days]



served as Warrant Officer, Class 2 [1 year, 65 days]
23.07.1941
 
 
commissioned, General List [emergency commission to 30.11.1946]
01.12.1946
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [short service commission]
13.07.1950
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [permanent commission]
10.05.1964
-
10.05.1966
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Kay,
Leslie Thomas
L.T. Kay
Son of ... Kay, and ... Allen.
(09?).1916
Derby district, Derbyshire
-
03.2010 still alive aged 93
C.Sgt. ?
Lt. 11.12.1940 [159733]
T/Capt. 27.12.1941-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. 1946? (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. (1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
      enlisted service with The Derbyshire Regiment (95th of Foot) as a boy bugler, then 2nd Battalion
? - 11.12.1940 164th Officer Cadet Training Unit
11.12.1940     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
30.07.1942     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
Kealy,
Michael Robert Bayley
"Mike"
M.R.B. Kealy M.R.B. Kealy
28.01.1912
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.01.1932 [50892]
Lt.
28.01.1935
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt.
03.12.1939-21.01.1940
Capt.
28.01.1940
A/Maj.
07.01.1942-27.01.1942,
12.03.1942-21.05.1942
T/Maj.
22.05.1942-08.07.1943,
15.12.1943-(04.1946)
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 16.07.1949; receiving a gratuity)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
16.07.1949
Mention in Despatches MID
15.11.1945
gallant and distinguished services in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
10.01.1946
Burma
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst
28.01.1932


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment
23.09.1936
-
27.08.1938
employed with Royal West African Frontier Force



8 Commando



Commanding Officer, Special Boat Squadron Middle East
16.07.1949
-
28.01.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Keble,
Cleveland Mervyn
C.M. Keble
Only son of Col. Alfred Ernest Conquer Keble, CB, CMG, CBE, DSO (1869-1940), and Violet Miller, of Ringwood, Hampshire.
Married (29.11.1927) Iona Rebecca Trollope (21.07.1907 - 14.04.1994) [she remarried (1953) Stephen Philp], daughter of Lt.-Col. Sir Arthur Grant Trollope, 13th Bt. (1866-1937), and Anna Georgina Prestage (?-1956), of Stamford, Lincolnshire; two daughters.
03.11.1904
Medway district, Kent
-
18.01.1948
London
2nd Lt. 28.08.1924 [31060]
Lt. 28.08.1926
Capt. 28.08.1937
A/Maj. 15.05.1940-14.08.1940
T/Maj. 15.08.1940-27.08.1941
Maj. 28.08.1941
A/Lt.Col. 04.07.1941-03.10.1941
T/Lt.Col. 04.10.1941-28.02.1943
WS/Lt.Col. 01.03.1943
Lt.Col. 01.08.1945
A/Col. 01.09.1942-28.02.1943
T/Col. 01.03.1943-09.12.1943
A/Brig. 25.09.1942-24.03.1943
T/Brig. 25.03.1943-09.12.1943
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 16.04.1942 Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Mention in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
Education: Cheltenham College (1918.3-...); Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc).
28.08.1924     commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's)
(03.1931)     1st Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (Egypt)
(06.1933)     1st Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (Singapore)
(09.1935) - (10.1935) 2nd Battalion, attached, 1st Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (Singapore, for Bangalore)
02.11.1936 - 11.11.1936 Camp Commandant (Class GG), 1st Division (Palestine & Trans-Jordan) (temporarily)
22.01.1937 - 21.01.1939 Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (Palestine, then Aldershot, then Catterick Camp)
02.01.1941 - (04.1941) Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General, ...
1941 - 1943 served in Middle East [25.09.1942-09.12.1943 Chief of Staff, Special Operations Executive (SOE), Cairo ["MO4"]] (OBE, despatches)
(12.1945)     Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment
Keeley,
Leonard George
L.G. Keeley
1908/09 ?
-
1978/83 ?
WS/BSM (AIG) ?
Lt. (District Officer) 14.11.1942 [254682] (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
Capt. 13.05.1948
14.11.1942     commissioned,  Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
13.05.1948     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
01.01.1950     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Keen,
Richard Ernest
F. Kennedy
Married (24.12.1948, New York, USA) Juliet Selma Raport (23.06.1920 - 07.1997); one son, two daughters.

27.05.1921
Le Vesinet, France
-
18.12.2000
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.05.1942 [233221]
WS/Lt. 02.11.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Trinity College, Cambridge University (awarded John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarship in Greek and Latin, 05.1942; graduated post-war).
1941?     trained at Catterick in Yorkshire
02.05.1942     commissioned,  The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
      served in Sudan, Egypt, Libya and then Italy – where he was captured by the Germans in late 1944, having been wounded in a firefight during the Autumn campaign
1944 - 1945 POW (No. 140290) in German captivity (Stalag VII-A, Moosburg an der Isar, Bayern)
BBC broadcaster (Radio Talks producer, 1949; Head of Radio Training, 1972).
Keene,
Thomas Patrick
T.P. Keene
08.11.1907
-
died between 1967 and 1985
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.09.1927
Maj.
01.09.1944
A/Lt.Col.
30.09.1942-11.11.1942,
06.03.1945-22.04.1945
T/Lt.Col.
23.04.1945-28.12.1945,
22.04.1947-11.03.1950
Brig.
27.08.1957 (retd 25.08.1960)
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
?
Education: psc

01.09.1927



commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
18.12.1939
-
20.10.1940
Instructor in gunnery
16.11.1940
-
12.10.1941
Instructor in gunnery
13.10.1941
-
29.09.1942
Instructor OCTU
30.09.1942
-
11.11.1942
Chief Instructor
12.11.1942
-
27.12.1942
Instructor



Commanding Officer, 181st Field Regiment RA
Keightley,
Sir Charles Frederic
C.F. Keightley

Son of late Rev. C.A. Keightley.
Married (1932) Joan Lydia, daughter of late Brig.­Gen. G.N.T. Smyth Osbourne, CB, CMG, DSO, Ash, Iddesleigh, N. Devon; two sons.
24.06.1901
-
17.06.1974
2nd Lt.
23.12.1921
...
...
Maj.
18.05.1938
local Lt.Col.
06.12.1938-18.05.1940
A/Lt.Col.
19.05.1940-18.08.1940
T/Lt.Col.
19.08.1940-12.11.1941
WS/Lt.Col.
13.11.1941
Lt.Col.
06.09.1943
A/Col.
13.05.1941-12.11.1941
T/Col.
13.11.1941-26.12.1942
WS/Col.
27.12.1942
Col.
27.04.1944, seniority 27.12.1942
A/Brig.
13.05.1941-12.11.1941
T/Brig.
13.11.1941-26.12.1942
A/Maj.Gen.
27.12.1941-26.12.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
27.12.1942-01.01.1945
Maj.Gen.
02.01.1945, seniority 21.10.1944
A/Lt.Gen.
02.08.1944-01.08.1945
T/Lt.Gen.
02.08.1945-31.10.1945
Lt.Gen.
30.01.1948, seniority 01.10.1946
Gen.
29.08.1951 (retd 22.10.1962)

GCB 1953 (KCB 1950; CB 05.08.1943); GBE 1957 (KBE 05.07.1945; OBE 1941); DSO 03.08.1944; DL
MID (3x): 20.12.1940, 29.11.1945
Officer, Legion of Merit 10.08.1943
Commander, Legion of Merit 23.05.1947

23.12.1921


commissioned, 5th Dragoon Guards - Royal Armoured Corps
...
-
...
...
06.12.1938
-
18.05.1940
Instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Staff College, Camberley
19.05.1940
-
11.05.1941
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AAQMG), 1st Armoured Division (France)
13.05.1941
-
26.12.1941
Commander, 30th Armoured Brigade
27.12.1941
-
20.04.1942
Commander, RAC Training Establishment
21.04.1942
-
17.05.1942
General Officer Commanding, 11th Armoured Division (Tunisia) 
19.05.1942
-
13.12.1943
General Officer Commanding,  6th Armoured Division (UK, Tunisia [N Africa])
13.12.1943
-
01.08.1944
General Officer Commanding, 78th Infantry Division (Italy, Egypt) [except for 9-30.7.1944]
02.08.1944
-
29.09.1945
Commander, V Corps (Italy & Austria)
...
-
...
...
Keith,
Cecil Graham
C.G. Keith
From London.
(06?).1896
Kensington, Greater London
-
Prob. 2nd Lt.
17.11.1915
2nd Lt.
25.02.1916, seniority 17.11.1915
A/Capt.
13.12.1916-01.09.1918
T/Capt.
02.09.1918-...
Lt.
12.06.1940 [136564]
T/Capt.
12.09.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
26.10.1943
T/Lt.Col.
26.10.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Lt.Col.
09.06.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Col.
09.12.1943-(04.1944)
T/Col.
1945?
T/Brig.
?
Hon. Brig.
< 04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.02.1945
NW Europe
Military Cross MC
14.11.1916
*
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
* For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his men with the greatest dash, and, when he gained his objective, took complete charge of the situation. He not only beat off two counter-attacks, but pushed his line forward, and sent in an excellent report. He is only nineteen years of age, and set a fine example.
17.11.1915


commissioned, Grenadier Guards - Special Reserve of Officers
02.09.1918
-
?
Staff Captain
12.06.1940


commissioned, Grenadier Guards [emergency commission]
Keith-Jones,
Richard
see: Jones,
Richard Keith
 
Kell,
Sir Vernon George Waldegrave
V.G.W. Kell
Son of late Maj. Waldegrave C.F. Kell.
Married Constance Rawdon, daughter of late James Scott,
Westlands, Queenstown; two sons, one daughter.
21.11.1873
Mutford, Suffolk
-
27.03.1942
2nd Lt.
01.10.1894
Capt.
1901 (retd 16.10.1909)
Maj. RoO
1913
Col. RoO
01.04.1924
Hon. Maj.Gen.
27.09.1939
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
1919
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1917
?
Knight, 1st Class, Order of St Olaf (Norway); American Order of the Chinese Dragon; Officer Legion of Honour; Officer Order of Leopold; Officer Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus; Jubilee Medal, 1935
Education: Home; Sandhurst
01.10.1894


commissioned, South Staffordshire Regiment
1900


served China, Boxer Campaign (medal with clasp, despatches)
1902
-
1903
Language Officer in China
1904
-
1907
Staff Captain, War Office
1907
-
1909
Imperial Defence Committee
1909


Reserve of Officers
1909


co-founded the Secret Service Bureau, the first incarnation of the Security Service
1909
-
1914
re­employed, War Office
1914
-
1924
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Directorate of Military Intelligence, War Office (despatches, CB, Bt Lt­Col, KBE)
1924
-
1940
re­employed, War Office:
1931
-
06.1940
first Director-General of the Security Service
Commandant War Department Constabulary; late Chairman, Japan Society.
Kelly,
Denis Howard
D.H. Kelly (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark C.D. Ashdown)
25.07.1909
Kensington district, (Greater) London / Middlesex
-
04.1996
Chichester district, Sussex
2nd Lt.
29.08.1929 [44136]
Lt.
29.08.1932
T/Capt.
04.11.1937-31.07.1938
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
06.02.1941-05.05.1941
T/Maj.
06.05.1941-22.07.1941,
15.11.1941-01.04.1943
WS/Maj.
02.04.1943
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
02.01.1943-01.04.1943
T/Lt.Col.
02.04.1943-22.04.1944
Lt.Col.
09.09.1952 (supernumerary 09.09.1955) (retd 01.01.1956)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (No. 5 Company).
29.08.1929
 
 
commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
(03.1931)
 
 
1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Shorncliffe)
(06.1933)
 
 
1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Lichfield)
13.08.1936
-
11.09.1939
specially employed: Company Officer & Company Commander, The King's African Rifles (Northern Brigade)
12.09.1939
-
(04.1941)
served The King's African Rifles (Northern Brigade)
01.01.1956
-
25.07.1964
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Kelly,
William George
W.G. Kelly (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Cadet
? [14442542]
2nd Lt.
21.04.1945 [346162]
WS/Lt.
21.10.1945
T/Capt.
(1947)
21.04.1945


commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) [emergency commission]
15.07.1946
-
(04.1947)
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade, General Staff, Southern Army, India
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Kemp,
Oliver
O. Kemp
Son of ... Kemp,, and ... Steele ?
Married ((12?).1940, Wakefield district, West Yorkshire) Henrietta Taylor ?
12.09.1916 ?
Wakefiled district, West Yorkshire ?
-
11.1996 ?
Scarborough district, Yorkshire ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.07.1940 [137950]
WS/Lt. 04.01.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
04.07.1940     commissioned, The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) [emergency commission]
Kempthorne,
John Philip
J.P. Kempthorne (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
Only son of Maj. & Mrs H.N. Kempthorne, of Nairobi, Kenya.
Married (18.01.1945, St John's Church, Boxmoor) Iris Marion "Pin" Fletcher, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry Fletcher, of Southridge, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire.
Of Swanage, Dorset; four sons, two daughters.
1919
-

Russell, Jill Bay, New Zealand
2nd Lt. 12.05.1937 [71668]
WS/Lt. 12.05.1940
T/Capt. 11.08.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ?
Capt. 01.11.1947, seniority 12.05.1947 (reld 21.05.1949)
A?/Maj. (1944)
Hon. Maj. 01.11.1947
Education: Wellington College (1933.1-1935.3).
12.05.1937     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
? - 05.1940 Assistant Motor Transport Officer, HQ Company, 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (wounded & evacuated)
1942     special service (British North Africa Force, Corsica, South East Asia Command)
01.11.1947 - 21.05.1949 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Farming in New Zealand. Motel proprietor.
Kendall,
Stanley Stone
S.S. Kendall
23.08.1906
Maidstone district, Kent
-
(12?).1974
North Walsham district, Norfolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.01.1943 [265572]
WS/Lt. 10.07.1943
A/Capt. 12.11.1943-(04.1944)
T/Capt. 22.10.1945-(04.1947)
10.01.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in 8th Army
Kendrew,
[Sir] Douglas Anthony
D.A. Kendraw
Elder son of Alexander John Kendrew, MC, MD, Barnstaple, North Devon.
Married (1936) Nora Elizabeth, daughter of John Harvey, Malin Hall, County Donegal; one son, one daughter.
Residence: (1943) Malin, Co. Donegal
22.07.1910
Barnstaple, North Devon
-
28.02.1989
Islip, Nottingham, Northants
2nd Lt. SRO
18.01.1930
2nd Lt.
28.08.1931 [44766]
Lt.
28.08.1934
Capt.
28.08.1939
A/Maj.
12.08.1940-11.11.1940
T/Maj.
12.11.1940-24.02.1941,
15.04.1941-22.10.1941,
28.02.1942-18.06.1943
WS/Maj.
19.06.1943
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
19.03.1943-18.06.1943
T/Lt.Col.
19.06.1943-23.07.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
24.07.1944
A/Col.
24.01.1944-23.07.1944
T/Col.
24.07.1944-31.05.1946,
04.11.1946-27.07.1951
Col.
28.07.1951
A/Brig.
24.01.1944-23.07.1944
T/Brig.
24.07.1944-31.05.1946,
30.11.1952-18.10.1956
Brig.
19.04.1957
T/Maj.Gen.
19.10.1956-28.06.1957
Maj.Gen.
29.06.1957 (retd 01.09.1963)
Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George KCMG
12.07.1963
Governor W Australia
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1958
New Year 58
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
21.12.1944
Italy
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.06.1943
North Africa
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.01.1944
Italy
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.05.1944
Italy
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.12.1953
Korea
Mention in Despatches MID
23.09.1943
North Africa
Education: Uppingham School; psc, idc



late Cadet Under Officer, Uppingham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

18.01.1930


commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
28.08.1931


joined Royal The Leicestershire Regiment
(06.1933)


2nd Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment (Londonderry)
23.11.1936
-
31.03.1937
Assistant Instructor (Class GG), Tank Driving and Maintenance School (temporary) (Bovington Camp)
01.04.1937
-
14.12.1938
Instructor (Class GG to 31.07.1938), Driving & Maintenance Wing, Armoured Fighting Vehicle School (Bovington Camp)
18.12.1938
-
01.09.1939
Instructor, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
28.02.1942
-
11.02.1943
Brigade Major, ... (North Africa)
12.02.1943
-
18.03.1943
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations), HQ 1st Army
1943
-
1944
Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment (North Africa and Italy)
24.01.1944
28.01.1945
30.11.1945
-
-
-
22.12.1944
22.10.1945
31.05.1946
Commander, 128th (Hampshire) Infantry Brigade (Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Italy, Greece, Italy, Austria)
01.06.1946
-
03.11.1946
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Infantry), GHQ, Central Mediterranean Forces
04.11.1946
-
16.08.1948
Commandant, School of Infantry, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR)
17.08.1948
-
13.09.1950
Commandant, Army Apprentice School, Harrogate
03.10.1950
-
27.09.1952
Colonel A/Q (Adjutant General's & Quartermaster General's Staff), Northern Ireland District
30.11.1952
-
05.11.1953
Commander, 29th British Infantry Brigade (Korea)
1954
-
1955
Imperial Defence College
10.03.1955
-
28.09.1956
Brigadier A/Q (Adjutant General's & Quartermaster General's Staff), HQ Northern Command (York)
19.10.1956
-
11.10.1958
General Officer Commanding, Cyprus District and Director of Operations
15.12.1958
-
01.12.1960
Director of Infantry, War Office (London)
21.03.1961
-
22.03.1963
Chief Liaison Officer, Joint Services Liaison Staff, Australia
Colonel, Royal Leicestershire Regiment 20.05.1963-1965; Governor, Western Australia 23.09.1963-1973.
Honorary Colonel, SAS Regiment, RWAR Australia, 1965. President, Knights of the Round Table, 1975-83. Commissioner, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 1974-80. Honorary LLD University of WA, 1969. KStJ 06.1964.
Kennard,
Noel Gerard
F. Kennedy
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Capt. Vivian George Kennard (1874-1945), late Dorset Yeomanry, and Mildred Clarke Hawkshaw (?-1927), of Frith, Stalbridge.
Married (17.08.1948) Renée Mary Musson (06.09.1915 - 31.05.1997), daughter of Harold Methven Musson (1884?-1917), and Constance Mary Williams (1885-); one son, three daughters.
27.12.1905
-
25.11.1983
Newton Abbot district, Devon
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 09.08.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 05.09.1944-(04.1946)
Education: Cheltenham College (09.1919-07.1924); Peterhouse College, Cambridge (1924-1926).
Fruit farmer, Patagonia, Argentina.
09.08.1941     commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders [emergency commission]
(1942)     No. 2 Special Boat Squadron (Ardrossan-Saltcoats)
1943 - 1944 'Z' Special Boat Section (attached to 8th Submarine Flotilla in HMS Maidstone in Algiers)
Kennedy,
Darby Michael
"John" / "Sticky"
D.M. Kennedy
Son of Edward Robert Kennedy (1860-1925), and Doris Lumsdaine, of Bishopscourt, Straffan, Ireland.
From Kildare, Eire.

1919
-
21.02.1945
[Milsbeek War Cemetery, Limburg, the Netherlands, I.D.4]
2nd Lt. 15.07.1939 [94576]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 09.09.1941-25.04.1944
WS/Capt. 26.04.1944
T/Maj. 26.04.1944-21.02.1945
Military Cross MC 15.06.1944 Italy
Education: Harrow School (1933.2-1935.3; West Acre House).
      late Cadet, Harrow School Contingent, Officer Training Corps
15.07.1939     commissioned, Irish Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO (served Norway 1940, Middle East (twice wounded), Italy, NW Europe)
(1944)     1st Battalion Irish Guards (Italy) (MC)
? - 21.02.1945 3rd Battalion Irish Guards (NW Europe)
Kennedy,
F
F. Kennedy
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.12.1940
WS/Capt. 18.01.1946
T/Maj. 18.01.1946
07.12.1940     commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders [emergency commission]
Kennedy,
James Richard Pringle
F. Kennedy
14.10.1919
-
01.08.2010
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 29.03.1941 [180344]
WS/Lt. 29.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
AuxAF:  
F/O 24.03.1947, seniority 31.12.1946 [91300] (reld 24.03.1957)
      either 163rd, 167th or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.03.1941     commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) [emergency commission]
24.03.1947     commissioned, (Royal) Auxiliary Air Force (General Duties Branch)
      603 (Edinburgh) Squadron AuxAF
17.01.1949 - 12.11.1950 Royal Auxiliary Air Force Reserve of Officers (Class C)
13.11.1950 - 24.03.1957 restored to Royal Auxiliary Air Force
Kennedy,
Sir John Ralph Bayly;
4th Baronet
J.R.B. Kennedy
Edest son (with one brother and two sisters) of Sir John Charles Kennedy, 3rd Bt (1856-1923), and Harriett Sydney Maude Higginson.
Succeeded father, 1923.
Unmarried.
09.04.1896
-
09.08.1968
Johnstown Kennedy, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.11.1916
Lt. 23.05.1918 (half-pay 18.12.1919; ill-health) (retd 29.04.1920; ill-health)
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: Uppingham (1910-15; senior prefect, 1st XV, Captain of Games); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
23.11.1916     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Royal Field Artillery) (served in Salonica 04.01.1917 to 24.11.1917, and later in France 21.12.1917 to 14.02.1918 as A.D.C. to the G.O.C. 5th Corps)
05.07.1940 - 1942 re-employed
Farming (about 500 acres).
Kennedy,
John Ross
J.R. Kennedy
Son of Robert Sinclair Kennedy and Annie Flora Kennedy, of Ferring, Sussex.
Husband of Lucretia Thrale Kennedy. 
(03?).1905
Islington, Greater London, Middlesex
-
14.06.1942
(KIA) [age 37]
[Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya, 1.A.2]
2nd Lt.
? [34033]
Lt.
01.11.1928
Capt.
18.03.1931
Maj.
09.03.1934
Lt.Col.
05.05.1939
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.07.1940
for gallant & distinguished services in recent operations
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
16.04.1942
Middle East 07.41-10.41
Education: BSc
?


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
(03.1931)


50th (Northumbrian) Divisional Engineers (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
(06.1933)
-
(01.1939)
232nd (Northumbrian) Field Company RE, 50th (Northumbrian) Divisional Engineers (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
05.05.1939
-
14.06.1942
Commander Royal Engineers (CRE), 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
AMICE, AMIEE. Military Member, County of Durham Territorial Army and Air Force Association.
Kennett,
Brian Bishop
"Bill"
J.R. Kennedy
Married (1919, Barnet, Greater London) ... Smith.
18.02.1899
Hastings district, Sussex
-
died between 1985 and 1990 ?
2nd Lt.
06.06.1917
Lt.
06.12.1918
Capt.
06.06.1928 (regimental seniority 11.09.1922)
Maj.
06.06.1937
A/Lt.Col.
17.04.1940-20.05.1940,
12.06.1940-07.08.1940
T/Lt.Col.
08.08.1940-31.07.1942
Lt.Col.
01.08.1942 (supernumerary 01.08.1945)
A/Col.
15.03.1942-14.09.1942
T/Col.
15.09.1942-(01.1946)
A/Brig.
07.09.1943-06.03.1944
T/Brig.
07.03.1944-(04.1946)
Brig.
01.12.1949 (retd 09.09.1952)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
21.06.1945
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
23.12.1918
?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
General Service Medal GenSM
-
& clasp Palestine
Education: long survey course, School of Artillery
06.06.1917
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
13.01.1918
-
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium (wounded)
01.10.1920
-
11.07.1924
posted to Royal Signals
12.07.1924
 
 
transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
01.1931
 
 
qualified as interpreter 2nd class in Arabic
28.01.1931
-
10.01.1935
Staff Captain, Signal Training Centre (Catterick Camp)
26.09.1935
-
08.08.1936
employed with Egyptian Frontiers Administration
08.09.1936
-
15.12.1936
special appointment (Class FF), Palestine and Trans-Jordan (temporary)
(01.1939)
 
 
served in Egypt
15.03.1942
-
16.08.1942
Chief Signal Officer, Home Forces
17.08.1942
-
14.12.1942
Deputy Chief Signal Officer, Home Forces
Served for 11 years in civil capacity with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Honorary Colonel, 16th & 40th Signal Regiments, 06.04.1952-06.04.1957.
Published: (with J.A. Tatman) Craftsmen of the Army : the story of the Royal Electrical
and Mechanical Engineers (1970)
Kenny,
John Edmund

J.E. Kenny
?
-

2nd Lt.
13.06.1942 [235556]
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]
Kent,
Geoffrey

G. Kent (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Kent) G. Kent (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Kent)
Originally:
Kohn, Gershon

(changed name (1945?) after he joined the British Army; 09.09.1947 naturalized, then living at Coniston, Lancashire)
30.01.1914
Leipzig, Germany
-

Lt.
24.03.1945 [342691] (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. ?
?
A/Maj. ?
?
24.03.1945


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]



possibly served with the 7th Armoured Division ('Desert Rats') (Holland)
Medical practitioner (MD).
Kent,
Reginald Henry Somerset Miles
R.H.S.M. Kent (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
19.12.1914
-
22.03.1943
(KIA) [age 28]
[Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia, XIV.A.14]
2nd Lt. 31.01.1935 [64584]
... ...
Maj. ?
31.01.1935     commissioned, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
... - ... ...
31.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Kenyon,
John Frederick
J.F. Kenyon
Married & divorced three times; two sons.

30.12.1921
Pradoe estate near Oswestry, Shropshire
-
12.2006
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.01.1942 [222758]
...
...
T/Maj.
28.06.1945-29.11.1948
...
...
Lt.Col.
31.12.1966
Col.
31.12.1970, seniority 30.06.1970 (retd 02.02.1974)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Military Cross MC
05.10.1944
?
Education: Marlborough
04.01.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 27.04.1945]
1941?
-
1945?
5 (Bombay) Indian Mountain Battery (India & Burma)
...
-
...
...
Kerley,
Stanley James

S.J. Kerley
Son of ... Kerley, and ... York.
Married ((03?).1951, Romford district, Essex) Irma E. Siegmann; one son.
01.08.1914
West Ham district, London
-
07.1997
Colchester district, Essex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.03.1943 [281417]
WS/Lt. 07.09.1943 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 26.02.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
07.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      served in India & Burma
Kerr,
Wilfred William

W.W. Kerr
Married 1st ((09?).1939, Chelsea district, London) Mary K. McCormack; two sons.
Married 2nd ((03?).1967, St Marylebone district, London) Barbara M. Stuart; one son.
24.06.1912
Dublin South, Ireland
-
19.09.1980
Westminster district, London
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.12.1939 [109044]
WS/Lt. 15.06.1941
TCapt. 26.11.1942-09.08.1944
WSCapt. 10.08.1944 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 10.08.1944-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
15.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
20.11.1941     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers
Managing partner, Rider Hunt International.
Kershaw,
[Sir] John Anthony
J.A. Kershaw

 

14.12.1915
Cairo
-
29.04.2008
Didmarton, Badminton, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt.
15.06.1940 [134983]
...
...
WS/Capt.
15.06.1943
T/Maj.
15.06.1943-(04.1946)
Knight Bachelor Kt
1981
?
Military Cross MC
23.09.1943
North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
15.06.1940


commissioned, 16th/5th Lancers - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1943)


HQ 26th Armoured Brigade
Kettle,
Harold Eric George
H.E.G. Kettle
14.01.1906
Burton upon Trent district, Derbyshire / Staffordshire
-
10.1993
Surrey Mid-Eastern
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.07.1941 [200328]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
20.02.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
12.07.1941


commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment [emergency commission]
18.01.1942


transferred to the Royal Regiment of Artillery
23.09.1942


transferred to The Glider Pilot Regiment, Army Air Corps
Post-war Secretary of the Glider Pilots' Association.
Keyes,
Geoffrey Charles Tasker
G.C.T. Keyes
G.C.T. Keyes
Son of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Keyes, GCB, KCVO, CMG, DSO and Eva Mary Salvin Bowlby (died 1973), Red Cross Order of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, daughter
of late Edward Salvin Bowlby, DL, of Gilston Park, Herts, and Knoydart, Inverness­shire.
Brother of Lt. Roger G.B. Keyes, RN.
18.05.1917
Aberdour, Fife, Scotland
-
17.11.1941
Beda Littoria, Libya 
(KIA) [age 24] [Benghazi War Cemetery, 7.D.5]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [71081]
Lt.
28.01.1940
T/Capt.
13.06.1940
Maj.
?
T/Lt.Col.
?
Victoria Cross VC
19.06.1942
*
Military Cross MC
?
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
?
* Lieutenant-Colonel Keyes commanded a detachment of a force which landed some 250 miles behind the enemy lines, in North Africa, to attack Headquarters Base installations and communications. Lieutenant-Colonel Keyes deliberately selected the command of the party detailed to attack the residence and Headquarters of the General Officer commanding the German Forces in North Africa. This attack meant almost certain death for those who took part in it. The disposition of his detachment left him only one officer and a N.C.O. with whom to break into General Rommel's residence. On the night 17/18 November, 1941, he boldly led his party to the front door and demanded entrance. It was unfortunately necessary to shoot the sentry; the noise aroused the house, so that speed became of the first importance. Lieutenant-Colonel Keyes instinctively took the lead and emptied his revolver with great success into the first room. He then entered the second room but was mortally wounded almost immediately. By his fearless disregard of the dangers which he ran and of which he was fully aware, and by his magnificent leadership and outstanding gallantry Lieutenant Colonel Keyes set an example of supreme self-sacrifice and devotion to duty.
Education: Royal Military College
28.01.1937


commissioned into The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
?
-
17.11.1941
No. 11 (Scottish) Commando
Literature: Elizabeth Keyes. Geoffrey Keyes, V.C., M.C., Croix de Guerre, Royal Scots Greys, Lieut.-Colonel, 11th Scottish Commando (London : G. Newnes, [1956])
Kiaer,
Eric Arnold [Aage]
E.A. Kiaer
Son of Aage Juel Kiaer (1880?-1931), merchant banker, and Karen Margrethe Sophia Sonne (1888-1972), of London & Copenhagen.
Of Danish descent.
His brother, Lt. Leslie Herbert Sonne Kiaer, Parachute Regiment, also died on active service.
Brother-in-law of Maj. Leonard Maxwell Harper Gow, RA.

07.07.1918
Staines district, Middlesex
-
06.06.1944
Normandy
(KIA) [age 25]
[Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France, X.H.24]
Cadet ? [224659 ?]
2nd Lt. 29.04.1940 [130209]
WS/Lt. 29.10.1941
Mention in Despatches MID 27.04.1944 escape as POW (Italy) *
* Lieut. Kiaer was serving in No. 1 Commando in North Africa, and was captured on Operation "Bizerta" in December, 1943 [= 1942]. He was transferred to a POW Camp in Italy, from which he escaped in January, 1944 [= 1943], but was recaptured. On the signing of the Armistice with Italy [= 3 Sept 1943], Lieut. Kiaer proceeded on foot towards the British Forces then operating in Southern Italy. He covered over 600 miles in 6 weeks, and finally succeeded in crossing the British lines. At one point Lieut. Kiaer was recaptured and placed in a German POW Camp. He remained there 12 hours, during which time he organised 3 escape parties, and then escaped from the Camp and proceeded to the British lines. The high courage and fine independance shown by this officer are worthy of the finest  traditions of Special Service Troops.
[Recommended 17 Febr 1944 by Brig. Lord Lovat, Commander 1st Special Service Brigade, endorsed by Maj.Gen. R.G. Sturges, General Officer Commanding Special Service Group, and Maj.Gen. R.E. Laycock, Chief of Combined Operations. Recommended for an MC, but he finally got a Mention in Despatches, based on recommendation by the Deputy Director of Military Intelligence.] [Citation courtesy of Mr Jørgen Flintholm].
? - 29.04.1940

either 110th, 121st, 168th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit

29.04.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
01.08.1942     transferred, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
      No. 10 Independent Company, then No. 2 Independent Company, then No. 4 Independent Company; POW in Italy and escaped (with others) walking the length of the Apennines for 3 months before reaching allied lines (despatches)
      Holding Operational Commando (Wrexham)
06.1944 - 06.06.1944 No. 3 Commando (Normandy) (killed in action; wounded and half drowned during the landing, he died eventually on the beach)
Kidd,
John
J. Kidd (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Murphy)
(06?).1924 ?
Lancaster district, Lancashire ?
-
L/Sgt. ? [2658624]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 06.05.1944 [324128]
WS/Lt. 06.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
      served in the ranks, The Coldstream Guards
06.05.1944     commissioned, The Queen's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) [emergency commission]
Kidston,
Antony Noel Wallace
A.N.W. Kidston
17.07.1913
-
died between 02.1957 and 02.1967
2nd Lt.
31.08.1933 [56738]
Lt.
31.08.1936
A/Capt.
15.05.1940-14.08.1940
T/Capt.
15.08.1940-30.08.1941
Capt.
31.08.1941
A/Maj.
29.05.1942-12.07.1942,
06.08.1942-20.09.1942
T/Maj.
21.09.1942-08.05.1945
WS/Maj.
09.05.1945
Maj.
31.08.1946 (retd 24.05.1956; disability)
A/Lt.Col.
09.02.1945-08.05.1945
T/Lt.Col.
09.05.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
24.05.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Education: psc
31.08.1933


commissioned, The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)
11.09.1937
-
30.12.1940
Assistant Instructor (Class GG to 31.07.1938)
(01.1944)
-
(06.1944)
Officer Commanding, A Company, 1st/8th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
09.02.1945
-
(1945?)
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
06.1947
-
07.1947
acting Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Palestine)
Kidston,
Robert Alexander Patrick Richard
R.A.P.R. Kidston
?
-
2nd Lt.
04.09.1914 [20442]
Lt.
22.05.1917, seniority 01.06.1916
A/Capt.
06.09.1918-29.07.1919
Capt.
29.05.1920
T/Maj.
?
Maj.
31.01.1922
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1930
Lt.Col.
03.06.1939, seniority 31.08.1931
Bt. Col.
31.08.1935
Territorial Decoration TD
?
? (3rd Clasp 08.05.1953)
04.09.1914


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
?
-
03.06.1939
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
03.06.1939
-
?
Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



Commanding Officer, 131st Field Regiment RA
?
-
19.12.1956
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Kilkelly,
Gerald *
"Smash"
G. Kilkelly
Son of Lt.-Col. Charles Randolph Kilkelly, CMG, MVO, MB, and of Florence Mary Kilkelly (née Petre), of Menengai, Kenya.
Brother of Lt.Col. R.G.P. Kilkelly, Indian Army.

* The CWGC database lists him (erroneously?) as:
Gerald Patrick Kilkelly
28.08.1900
St George Hanover Square, London
-
24.08.1944
[age 43]
[Hanover War Cemetery, Germany, 15.B.15]
2nd Lt.
17.12.1919 [6770]
Lt.
17.12.1921
Capt.
03.04.1932
Maj.
30.04.1938
T/Lt.Col.
23.04.1941-24.08.1944
17.12.1919


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps (8th King's Royal Irish Hussars)
09.09.1932
-
08.09.1934
attached to Sudan Defence Force
09.12.1934
-
29.04.1938
Depot Officer, Remount Depot, Abbassia, Cairo (Egypt)
23.04.1941
-
(06?).1942
Commanding Officer, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars (Battle of Gazala; unit wipde out, taken prisoner)
(06?).1942
-
24.08.1944
POW in German captivity (killed by an American shell in a German POW camp just outside Brunswick)
Kind,
Robert William
R.W. Kind
Son of ... Kind, and ... Cox.
26.01.1918
Blaby district, Leicestershire
-
09.1987
Leicestershire Central district, Leicestershire
Lt.
07.08.1943 [287901]
WS/Capt.
07.08.1944
07.08.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Kindersley,
the Hon. Hugh Kenyon Molesworth;
2nd Baron Kindersley of West Hoathly (1954)
H.K.M. Kindersley (Source: http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/Biog/Richard_Gale_13.jpg) H.K.M. Kindersley (Source: http://www.http://www.pegasusarchive.org)
H.K.M. Kindersley 
Son of Robert Molesworth Kindersley, 1st Baron Kindersley, GBE (1871-1954), and Gladys Margaret Beadle.
Succeeded father 1954.
Married (12.10.1921) Nancy Farnsworth, daughter of Dr Geoffrey Boyd, Toronto; one
son, two daughters.

07.05.1899
Kensington, London
-
06.10.1976
Tonbridge, Kent
2nd Lt.
1917 [61108]
Lt.
28.02.1919 (reld 01.04.1920)
Lt. RARO
12.11.1938, seniority 11.04.1936
T/Capt.
?
A/Maj.
?
T/Maj.
09.12.1940
WS/Lt.Col.
24.11.1943
A/Brig.
24.05.1943-23.11.1943
T/Brig.
24.11.1943-(04.1944)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.02.1945
NW Europe
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Military Cross MC
15.02.1919
? *
Commander, Order of St Olav (Norway) StOlav
1958
?
* For great gallantry and able leadership during October 11th, 12th and 13th, 1918. When sent by night to support the advance to the railway line west of St. Python, his platoon captured an obstinately defended machinegun post. Next morning, when leading two platoons in the western and southern half of the village, he handled the house to house fighting admirably. The ground was won and held with few casualties largely through his work. His gallant conduct was a fine example to all ranks.
Education: Eton
1917


commissioned, Scots Guards (Special Reserve)
1917
-
1919
served European War, Scots Guards (MC)
12.11.1938


Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class II)



served World War II: Scots Guards, 6th Airborne Division (MBE, CBE)
(04.1941)


specially employed
24.05.1943
-
12.06.1944
Commander, 6th Airlanding Brigade (UK, NW Europe [Normandy; wounded])
Chairman: Rolls Royce Ltd, 1956-1968; Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Ltd,  1968-1969; Governor, Royal Exchange Assurance, 1955-1969; Director, Bank of England, 01.03.1947-01.03.1967. Chairman, Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration, 1962-1970. President and Past Chairman, Arthritis and Rheumatism Council. Honorary FRCS, 1959; Member, Court of Patrons, RCS, 1960; Honorary Gold Medal, RCS, 1975. High Sheriff of the County of London, 1951. Director, Lazard Brothers & Co. Ltd, 1965-1971 (Chairman, 1953-1964; Managing Director, 1927-1964).
Honorary Colonel, 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, 08.10.1947-08.10.1952.
King,
Gabriel St Lawrence

G.St.L. King
Youngest son of George Charles King, and Agnes Geary (1871-1950), of Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Married 1st ((09).1941, Taunton district, Somerset) Muriel "Bobbie" Fulford-Brown (21.07.1916 - 07.01.1947), widow of Sq.Ldr. Dennis Clare Oliver, DFC, and daughter of Norman Fulford-Brown (1889-1964), and Esther Mary Beddoe (1893-1986).
Married 2nd ((12?).1947, St Marylebone district, London) Letitia Neville "Bunny" Horsfall (16.04.1916 - 04.1994), only daughter of John Horsfall, of Battle, Sussex, and Mrs A.L. Horsfall, of Sydney, Australia. She remarried (1967) Edward J.W. Davies.
Married 3rd ((06?).1964, Hampstead district, Middlesex) Anne V.L. Woodmansee.
03.09.1912
Alcester district, Warwickshire
-
04.1986
Taunton Dean district, Somerset
2nd Lt. 13.08.1932 [53432]
Lt. 12.11.1935
Capt. 31.05.1939
T/Maj. 16.04.1941-(04.1946)
WS/Maj. 29.03.1946 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Lt.Col. 29.03.1946-(04.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 operations in the field 03-06.40
Territorial Decoration TD 12.09.1947 -
      late Cadet Under Officer, Ampleforth College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
13.08.1932     commissioned, 48th (South Midland) Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
(1944/45)     Second-in-Command, 50th (Northumbrian) Divisional Signals
? - 03.10.1962 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
His son writes: "He served with the BEF, was at Dunkirk, D-Day, Arnhem and after the war in Europe, went to the East, possibly Singapore and then Ceylon as it was."
King,
Geoffrey Sholto Douglas

G.S.D. King
Son of Henry Douglas King and Mary Beatrice Key, of Small Dole, Sussex.
(12?).1913
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
05.02.1945
(KIA) [age 32]
[Nederweert War Cemetery, the Netherlands, III.B.5]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [164667]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942
T/Capt. 26.04.1944-05.02.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 06.04.1944 Middle East
? - 21.12.1940 either 163rd or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940     commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
King,
Norris Hampden

N.H. King
Residence: Clifton, Bristol, Somerset [1942], then Congresbury, Somerset [1944], then Berridale, Cooma, NSW, Australia [1948].
Married (1934, Cooma, NSW) Jean H. Harnett (born 1905).
?
-
2nd Lt.
29.11.1939 [108409]
Lt.
?  (reld 08.11.1950)
WS/Capt.
22.02.1942
T/Maj.
14.05.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
22.11.1944
T/Lt.Col.
22.11.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
08.11.1950
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.10.1945
NW Europe ("Fine record, personality & coolness under hazardous conditions")
Military Cross MC
12.02.1942
Middle East ("Extreme gallantry & initiative Sidi Rezegh 22/23.11.1941")
Military Cross MC
19.10.1944
NW Europe ("Efficiency, courage & example Gavrus & Bougy, 1944")
29.11.1939


commissioned, 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
11.1944
-
12.1945
Commanding Officer, 49th Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment (RTR)
King,
Peter Edward

P.E. King (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron King) P.E. King (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron King)
Son of ... King, and ... Thompson.
Married (1946, Liège, Belgium) Lucie Cormans; one son.
(03?).1917
Medway district, Kent
-
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 20.01.1940 [117226]
WS/Lt. 20.07.1941 (reld 25.06.1951)
T/Capt. 19.10.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. 25.06.1951
20.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      fought in Europe with the British Expeditionary Force and was rescued at Dunkirk; he later fought in Burma
King,
Thomas Henry Patrick

T.H.P. King (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Burroughs)
14.09.1895
St Marylebone district, London
-
01.1990
Brighton district, Sussex
Pte. 1912 [1427]
2nd Lt. 23.06.1915
T/Lt. 07.03.1916 (reld 01.09.1921)
A/Capt. 13.07.1918-30.08.1918
Lt. 15.02.1941 [168563]
T/Capt. 07.08.1943-(07.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
1912     enlisted
      served in the ranks, 18th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)
23.06.1915     commissioned, 5th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment - Territorial Force
WW I     2/5th The East Lancashire Regiment (13.07.1918-30.08.1918 Company Commander)
15.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.11.1942     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section)
Vice president of the London Irish Rifles Association.
King,
William Charles Frederick

W.F.C. King
Married; one son, one daughter.
17.02.1916
-
23.02.2007
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
09.03.1940 [124621]
WS/Capt.
16.12.1945
T/Maj.
16.12.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. TA
01.05.1947, seniority 16.12.1945
Maj. TA
11.10.1955 (retd 01.05.1961)
Territorial Decoration TD
22.08.1952
?
Territorial Decoration TD
18.11.1958
1st clasp
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
18.02.1949
?
09.03.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.05.1961
-
17.02.1967
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
King,
William Henry

W.H. King
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.01.1941 [166110]
WS/Lt.
11.07.1942
T/Capt.
14.03.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
1946?
T/Maj.
?
Capt.
27.02.1948, seniority 17.05.1946 (retd 27.08.1950)
Hon. Maj.
27.08.1950
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
28.11.1946
?
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal DefM
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
?
-
10.01.1941
122nd or 123rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
11.01.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served under 6 Army Group RA & 1st Army (Africa)
(04.1943)


654 Air Observation Post Squadron (operating with 8th Army)
27.02.1948
-
27.08.1950
Territorial Army
27.08.1950
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Kingsley,
[Sir] Patrick Graham Toler
P.G.T. Kingsley (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Eldest son (with two brothers?) of Gerald Kingsley, and Constance Mary Leitch, of Ashlyns Hall,  Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire.
Married (01.11.1947) Pricilla Rosemary Lovett-Cameron, only daughter of Capt. Archibald A. Lovett-Cameron, RN, of Brookhill House, Cowfold, Sussex; three sons, one daughter.
26.05.1908
Calcutta, Bengal, India

-
24.08.1999
Yeovil, Somerset
2nd Lt. 25.04.1931 [50245]
Lt. 25.04.1934
Capt. 02.05.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 23.01.1941-(01.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO 02.06.1962 HM's birthday 62
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO 02.01.1950 New Year 50
Education: Winchester College (Morshead's (Southgate Corner) House; Cloister Time 1922-Cloister Time 1927; Sen.Co.Prae., Lords XI 1923-27 [twice Captain]; Assoc. XI 1924-27 [Captain], VI 1924-26, Princes 1926-27; Cadet Serjeant, Winchester College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps); New College, Oxford University (Cricket XI 1928-1930 [Captain 1930]; OU Assoc. XI 1927 & 29).
Marylebone Cricket Club (1931) & Minor Counties (1931).
25.04.1931     commissioned, 24th London Regiment [7th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)} - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
1939     Staff Captain, 131st Infantry Brigade, British Expeditionary Force (France)
1944 - 1945 1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
? - 05.07.1958 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Assistant Secretary, Duchy of Cornwall, 1930-1954. Secretary and Keeper of Records, Duchy of Cornwall, 1954-1972.
Kingston,
Henry William Richard
"Bill"

H.W.R. Kingston (Photo courtesy of Mrs Anne Etherton) H.W.R. Kingston (Photo courtesy of Mrs Anne Etherton)
Eldest son of Maj. Henry F. Kingston, and Alice E. May, of Pinner, Middlesex.
Married (04.07.1945, Shilbottle, nr Alnwick, Northumberland North Second district) Esther Middlemist (20.03.1926 - 04.09.2009), only daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Middlemist, of Alnwick, Northumberland; one daughter.
11.02.1919
Islington district, London
-
12.05.2010
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 11.04.1942 [232105]
WS/Lt. 11.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 30.06.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 04.1947
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 18.02.1949 -
Education: Merchant Taylor's School (cadet).
11.04.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1944 - 1945 Combined Operations Pilotage Party (COPP) 4 (1) [Far East Recommission as Naval Party 755] (Arakan coast)
Kingstone,
James Joseph

J.J. Kingstone J.J. Kingstone
Only son of late William John Kingstone, of Milton, Wiltshire.
Married Dorothy Constance, daughter of late Colonel E.G.
Hardy, CMG, DL; one son, one daughter.

26.08.1892
Milton-Lilborne, Wiltshire
-
20.09.1966
[Upton Lovel, Warminster, Wiltshire ?]
2nd Lt.
04.09.1912 [4968]
T/Lt.
15.11.1914-20.01.1916
Lt.
21.01.1916
A/Capt.
11.12.1916-21.10.1917
Capt.
22.10.1917
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1929
Maj.
26.02.1929
Lt.Col.
04.03.1932 (half-pay 04.03.1936)
Col.
04.03.1936, seniority 04.03.1935 (full-pay 03.04.1936) (supernumerary 31.12.1943) (retd 15.11.1945)
T/Brig.
24.11.1937-(04.1941)
Hon. Brig.
15.11.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
29.03.1945
NW Europe 44-45
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1919
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.08.1941
Middle East (Syria, Iraq and Iran)
Military Cross MC
?
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
& clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.07.1919
?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Jubilee Medal 1935 Jub M 35
-
-
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37
-
-
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M 53
-
-
Knight Commander of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON
16.01.1948
?
Education:  Sherborne School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
04.09.1912
 
 
commissioned, The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards)
08.1914
-
11.1918
served in France & Belgium:
01.05.1915
-
25.11.1916
Adjutant, ...
10.01.1918
-
21.04.1919
Staf Captain, ... (France)
16.08.1922
-
14.12.1923
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (India)
25.04.1924
-
13.08.1928
Officer Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
04.03.1932
 

transferred, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers - Royal Armoured Corps
04.03.1932
-
04.03.1936 
Commanding Officer, 9th Queen's Royal Lancers
03.04.1936
-
10.08.1938
Commander, 5th Cavalry Brigade TA (Northern Command, UK)
11.08.1938
-
31.08.1939
Commandant, School of Equitation (Weedon)
23.10.1939
-
29.06.1941
Commander, 4th Cavalry Brigade (UK, Palestine, Iraq, Syria) [except for 28.6-2.7.1940 & 27.2-9.5.1941]
02.1941?
-
05.1941?
Commanded Kingcol, the mobile force drawn from Habforce to lead the drive to relieve Habbaniya
27.06.1940
-
01.07.1940
acting General Officer Commanding, 1st Cavalry Division (Palestine)
26.02.1941
-
08.05.1941
acting General Officer Commanding, 1st Cavalry Division (Palestine)
24.12.1941
-
04.03.1942
Commander, 30th Armoured Brigade (UK)
1944?
-
1945?
Civil Affairs Military Government Headquarters, 1 Corps District
29.07.1944
-
1945
also: Aide-de-Camp to the King
1945
-
26.08.1950
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
25.09.1951
-
25.09.1954
Lieutenant, Wiltshire Army Cadet Force
Colonel, The Queen's Bays, 21.04.1945-1954. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Wiltshire, 30.09.1952.
Kinross,
James Macalister

J.M. Kinross
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.05.1940 [130041]
WS/Lt.
18.11.1941 (reld 23.03.1948; disability)
A/Capt.
22.04.1941-(04.1944)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
23.03.1948
?
-
17.05.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.05.1940


commissioned, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) [emergency commission]



POW
Published: No longer wings to fly (1949)
Kirby,
Stanley Woodburn

S.W. Kirby S.W. Kirby
Son of late Sir Woodburn Kirby.
Married 1st (1924) Rosabel Gell (died 1954); one son.
Married 2nd (1955) Mrs Joan Catherine.

13.02.1895
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
19.07.1968
Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.07.1914 [8398]
Lt.
09.06.1915
Capt.
03.11.1917
Maj.
08.02.1929
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1934
Lt.Col.
08.02.1937
Bt. Col.
10.10.1937, seniority 10.10.1936
Col.
01.07.1938, seniority 10.10.1936
T/Brig.
03.09.1939-12.03.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
13.03.1940-12.03.1941
T/Maj.Gen.
13.03.1941-11.02.1942
Maj.Gen.
12.02.1942, seniority 30.10.1941 (retd 22.02.1947)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
01.01.1947
New Year 47: Control Commission for Germany
Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
11.07.1940
Deputy Master of the Ordnance, India
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
03.06.1927
HM's birthday 27
Military Cross MC
14.01.1916
?
Military Cross MC
WW I
*
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Grand Officer Order of Orange Nassau, with Swords (Netherlands) OON

?

?

Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) LM
14.05.1948
?
Commander, Order of the Crown (Belgium) Crwn
?
?
* Attached 46th (North Midland) Divisional Signal Company, R.E., T.F., attd. R.A., 46th Divisional H.Q.: Near Bellenglise, on 2nd October, 1918, and two following1 days, he worked night and day under very trying conditions, and was mainly instrumental in keeping the Signal communications of the 46th Division through during the attack on 'Ramicourt and Montbrehain. His efficiency, courage and enthusiasm were a fine example to those under him.
Education: Charterhouse; Imperial Defence College (idc, 1936), Staff College (psc, 1927-1928).
17.07.1914


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1914
-
1918
served European War, Egypt (1915), France (21.02.1915-21.10.1915), Macedonia (01.12.1915-07.09.1917) (despatches, MC and Bar)
24.05.1920
-
15.07.1923
Assistant Instructor in Survey, School of Military Engineering
1923
-
1926
served Singapore
02.06.1927
-
20.01.1928
specially employed, War Office
09.02.1931
-
31.12.1932
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Directorate of Military Operations and Intelligence, War Office
01.01.1933
-
18.01.1935
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Directorate of Military Operations and Intelligence, War Office
10.10.1937
-
12.03.1940
Assistant Master-General of Ordnance, GHQ India
13.03.1940
-
30.09.1941
Deputy Master-General of Ordnance, GHQ, India
01.10.1941
-
19.06.1943
Director of Staff Duties, GHQ India
1942
-
1943
Deputy Chief of the General Staff, India
20.06.1943
-
(04.)1944
Director of Civil Affairs, Directorate of Civil Affairs, Department of the Permanent Under-Secretaries of State for War, War Office
1945


Deputy Chief of Staff (Organisation), British Element, Control Commission for Germany
Historian, 1950.
Published
: The War Against Japan (with others), Vol. I 1957, Vol. II 1958, Vol. III 1962, Vol. IV 1965.
Kirk *,
Keith Kenelm

K.K. Kirk
Son of Maj. James Robert Kirk, MBE, JP (1878-1943), and Haidee Emily Helen Kathleen Robinson (1888-1960).
Married (26.03.1949, Church of Corpus Christi, Westminster, London) Ingeborg Hildegard Friedenberger; two daughters.

* later used as last name:
Keith-Kirk
18.04.1904
Naseby, Otago, New Zealand
-
21.09.1989
Wellington, New Zealand
2nd Lt. 07.08.1944 [325406]
WS/Lt. 09.11.1944
T/Capt. 09.11.1944-10.12.1945
WS/Capt. 11.12.1945
T/Maj. 11.12.1945-(04.1946)
Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 07.02.1945 (reld 25.09.1949)
Hon. Capt. 25.09.1949
Education: Magdalene College, Oxford.
Called to the bar, Greys Inn, Westminster, London.
07.08.1944     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      served British Army of the Rhine (with Guards Armoured Division ?)
Kirkcaldie,
Bruce Keith
B.K. Kirkcaldie (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas)
?
New Zealand
-
 
2nd Lt. 24.08.1941 [203467]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 05.05.1944-(04.1946)
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
24.08.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Kirke,
Sir Walter Mervyn St George
W.M.St.G. Kirke
Son of late Col St G. M. Kirke, RE.
Married Lilian Ethel (died 1945), only daughter of J. Macliesh; two sons, four daughters.
16.01.1877
-
02.09.1949
2nd Lt.
?
...
...
Maj.Gen.
01.01.1924
Lt.Gen.
30.06.1931 (half-pay 30.09.1931, full-pay 13.05.1933)
Gen.
20.04.1936 (retd 01.07.1940)

GCB, 1939 (KCB, 1934; CB 1919); CMG 1918; DSO 1916
DL (29.01.1942), JP, Surrey.

Education: Haileybury; RM Academy, Woolwich
Entered Royal Artillery, 1896; Capt. 1901; Bt Major, 1914; Major, 1914; Bt Lt­Col 1915; Bt Col 1917; served in Waziristan Campaign, 1901-1902 (medal and clasp); Commandant Bhamo Bn Burma Military Police; commanded Wellaung, Punitive Expedition in S. Chin Hills, 1905-1906; psc; GSO, 3rd Grade, at War Office, 1912; 2nd Grade on mobilisation, 1914; served European War, 1914-1918 (despatches six times, Bt Lt­Col, Bt Col, CB, DSO, CMG, Order of the Crown of Belgium, Officer Legion of Honour, French and Belgian Croix de Guerre, White Eagle of Serbia, Comdr, George I of Greece); Deputy Director Military Operations, 1918-1922; Colonel on the Staff, GS Aldershot, 1922-1924; head of British Naval, Military, and Air Force Mission to Finland, 1924-1925 (Commander White Rose of Finland, Grand Cross 1939 and Finnish Meritorious Service Medal 1939); President Inter­Allied Commission of Investigation for Hungary; Deputy Chief of the General Staff in India, 1926-1929; Commander 5th Division and Catterick Area, 1929-1931; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Command, 1933-1936
01.04.1936
-
30.06.1939
Director­General of Territorial Army, War Office
01.07.1939
-
03.09.1939
Inspector­General of Home Defences
04.09.1939
-
1940
Commander-in-Chief of Home Forces
12.10.1937
-
1940
also: ADC General to the King
Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 07.01.1934-1946; Honorary Colonel 70th Anti-Aircraft Regiment (now 470th HAA Regiment TA) 1934-1939; and 2/5th The Queen's Royal Regiment, 1939; Pres. Witley and District Branch of British Legion and RA Assoc., Surrey; Vice-President, RUSI and Old Contemptibles, Godalming.
Kirkman,
Sir Sidney Chevalier
S.C. Kirkman S.C. Kirkman (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 17979))

29.07.1895
-
05.11.1982
2nd Lt. 10.02.1915
... ...
Maj. 15.03.1935
A/Lt.Col. 04.06.1940-03.09.1940
T/Lt.Col. 04.09.1940-22.09.1941
WS/Lt.Col. 23.09.1941
Lt.Col. 22.05.1942
A/Col. 23.03.1941-22.09.1941
T/Col. 23.09.1941-11.03.1944
Col. 12.03.1944
A/Brig. 23.03.1941-22.09.1941
T/Brig. 23.09.1941-13.04.1944
A/Maj.Gen. 14.04.1943-13.04.1944
T/Maj.Gen. 14.04.1944-25.12.1944
Maj.Gen. 26.12.1944
A/Lt.Gen. 20.01.1944-19.01.1945
T/Lt.Gen. 20.01.1945-(01.1946)
... ...
Gen. 22.08.1947 (retd 22.07.1950)

GCB (1951; KCB 1949; CB 01.06.1944), KBE (05.07.1945; CBE 05.081943), MC, psc

10.02.1915     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ....
06.09.1942 - 18.02.1943 Brigadier Royal Artillery, 8th Army (North Africa)
19.02.1943 - 13.04.1943 Brigadier Royal Artillery, ...
14.04.1943 - 19.01.1944 General Officer Commanding, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division (N Africa, Libya, Egypt, Sicily, UK) [except for 14-22.9.1943]
1944 - 1945 Commander, XIII Corps (Italy)
1945 - 1945 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command
24.09.1945 - 1947 Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
... - ... ...
Kirsop,
Purves Alexander

P.A. Kirsop
Son of James Nixon Kirsop and Christina Henderson.
Married (10.06.1926, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire) Lilias Laidlaw Dykes (1898-), of Kessington, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, daughter of Alexander Whyte Dykes, and Mary Scott Laidlaw; two sons.
01.08.1894
Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
-
27.05.1940
(KIA) [age 45]
[Dunkirk Town Cemetery, France, 2.17.2]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.12.1912 [16304]
T/Maj. 09.04.1921
Lt.Col. 05.06.1928
Brev. Col. 05.06.1932 (retd 05.06.1933)
T/Lt.Col. 24.12.1938
Lt.Col. 07.06.1939
Military Cross MC 14.01.1916 ?
Military Cross MC 26.07.1918 *
Territorial Decoration TD 28.10.1927 -

* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company were holding the front positions of the battle zone, his fine courage and personal example caused them to offer resistance till the last possible moment. Several times, under his leadership, they drove back the enemy in disorder, his cheerfulness and disregard of danger contributing largely to a gallant defence.

Justice of the Peace (JP).
      Glasgow University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
18.12.1912     commissioned, 9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) - Territorial Army
      In the 1914-1918 war joined, from school, the 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (TA). This wa s the Dunbartonshire battalion. In the second battle of Ypres the 9th was very badly "shot-up". Of 30 Officers and 1000 O.R's only 8 Officers and 200 O. R's remained fit for active duty. The remnants were merged with the 8th (Argyllshire) battalion. After the war the 9th was reconstituted and he served with it until retiring as CO in 1933, with the rank of Brevet-Colonel after 21 years service. This rank is a rare distinction and carries full Colonel's badges of rank. In February 1939 the battalion was converted to 54th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
24.12.1938 - 06.06.1939 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
07.06.1939     Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
08.1939 - 27.05.1940 Commanding Officer, 58th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
[In April 1939 a second line regiment was raised as 58th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery and he was recalled to take command of it. The regiment served in the BEF in France in 19 40. He was killed at Dunkirk in 1940, having been last seen by James Dick Dykes, in France, about 14th May 1940.]
Kisch,
Frederick Hermann
F.H. Kisch F.H. Kisch

Son of Hermann Michael Kisch, CSI (1850-1942), and Alice Charlotte Elkin (1857-1917).
Married (26.10.1927) Ruth Laura Franklin (1891-), of Aldingbourne, Sussex, daughter of Sir Leonard Benjamin Franklin, OBE (1862-1944), and Laura Agnes Ladenburg (1866-1952); two sons.

23.08.1888
Darjeeling, India
-
07.04.1943
(KIA) [age 54]
[Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia, VI.F.22]
2nd Lt. 23.07.1907 [4035]
... ...
Bt. Lt.Col. 03.06.1919 (retd 29.11.1922)
Lt.Col. RARO 29.11.1922, seniority 03.09.1918
T/Brig. ?

CB 1942, CBE 1919, DSO 1916, MID 24.06.1943 (Middle East), Officier de la Légion d'Honneur 1918, Croix de Guerre (France) avec Palme.

Education: Clifton College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
23.07.1907     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1914 - 1917 served in France (1914/15) & Mesopotamia (1916/17) (despatches thrice, wounded thrice, DSO, Croix de Guerre, Bt Maj., Bt Lt.Col.)
1919     British Delegation Versailles Peace Conference
Chairman, Palestine Zionist Executive, 1922-1931.
1939     rejoined Lt.Col. RE
1941    
Chief Engineer Cyrenaica Command
1941 - 07.04.1943 Chief Engineer 8th Army (North Africa) (killed with his staff by an enemy landmine in Wadi Akarit, Tripoli, Libya)
Chairman Palestine­British Trade Association.
Published: Palestine diary (1938).
Kitchen,
Arthur Frederick Cotton

A.F.C. Kitchen
Son of ... Kitchen, and ... Cotton.
Married ((06?).1936, Plymouth district, Devon) Kathleen Weymouth R. Adams (03.09.1914 - 05.1986).
23.02.1913
Plymouth district, Devon

-
12.1986
Truro district, Cornwall
2nd Lt. 09.03.1940 [124845]
WS/Lt. 09.09.1941
T/Capt. 13.10.1942-17.03.1944
WS/Capt. 18.03.1944
T/Maj. 18.03.1944-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44-45 [citation available upon request]
09.03.1940     commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, "C" Company, 5th Battalion The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Chartered accountant.
Kitts,
Thomas Edgar

T.E. Kitts
Son of Thomas and Catherine Kitts.
Married 1st ((06?).1923, West Derby district, Lancashire) Muriel Kirkwood.
Married 2nd ((06?).1945, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Audrey Bertha Kitts.
(06?).1898
Liverpool, West Derby district, Lancashire
-
07.12.1963
Wallasey, Cheshire
Cpl ?
2nd Lt. 21.03.1931 [50191]
Lt. 21.03.1934
WS/Capt. 11.02.1941 (reld 06.08.1945; disability)
T/Maj. 11.02.1941-06.08.1945
Hon. Maj. 06.08.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 26.07.1940 France
21.03.1931     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
(1940)     served British Expeditionary Force (France; Dunkirk) (despatches)
 (1944)     served in Kenya
04.1945     Regular Army Reserve of Officers (dated 07.05.1943)
Knatchbull-Hugessen,
Robin John Kay
see:

Indian Army section  
Kneale,
Thomas

T. Kneale
23.03.1914
-
01.1993
Ashford district, Kent
2nd Lt. 08.07.1936 [68279]
Lt. 08.07.1939
T/Capt. 16.12.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 13.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 11.06.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. > 04.1946, < 04.1947
Territorial Decoration TD 22.09.1950 & 1st clasp
      Officer Cadet, Liverpool University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
08.07.1936     commissioned, 55th (West Lancashire) Divisional Engineers, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
1942     served with GHQ Auxiliary Units
? - 24.03.1964 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Knight,
Cyril Aubrey

C.A. Knight
26.08.1910
Bath, Somerset
-
01.1986
Yeovil district, Somerset
2nd Lt. 04.06.1944 [321772]
WS/Lt. 02.12.1944 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
04.06.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in Kenya and Tanganyika
Knight,
Cyril Ensor
"Bob""

C.E. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Knight)
Married (30.08.1941, Hazel Ethel "Sally" Heard (? - 2010); one son, one daughter.
18.04.1917
-
10.2012 still alive at Mattishall, Norfolk
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 27.01.1939 [72358]
WS/Lt. 16.12.1940
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 16.09.1940-15.12.1940
T/Capt. 16.12.1940-22.10.1941,
29.04.1942-14.11.1944
WS/Capt. 15.11.1944
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 15.08.1944-14.11.1944
T/Maj. 15.11.1944-09.11.1948,
09.10.1950-26.01.1952
Maj. 27.01.1952
T/Lt.Col. 01.01.1959-17.03.1959
Lt.Col. 18.03.1959 (supernumerary 18.03.1962)
T/Col. 09.06.1964-30.07.1964
Col. 31.07.1964 (retd 11.10.1967)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 07.01.1949 Palestine 03.-09.46
Education: Cranleigh School; Staff College (psc).
      late Cadet Corporal, Cranleigh School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
      served in the ranks, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry) - Territorial Army
26.06.1937     commissioned, Royal Norfolk Regiment - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
27.01.1939     commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment (from 01.07.1958 The Lancashire Regiment (PWV))
28.06.1940 - 22.10.1941 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ Southern Command
29.04.1942 - 02.06.1943 Adjutant, ...
03.06.1943 - 15.08.1944 Staff Captain, ... Infantry Brigade
16.08.1944 - 04.09.1944 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), ... Infantry Division
05.09.1944 - 03.01.1945 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), HQ 1st Corps
29.08.1945 - 30.01.1946 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), HQ Southern Command
23.02.1946 - 31.08.1948 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG), British Troops in Palestine
09.10.1950 - 18.01.1953 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Training), HQ British Troops in Austria
07.02.1953 - 19.07.1955 Instructor, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
01.01.1959 - 09.06.1961 Deputy Commander, Lancastrian Brigade Depot
10.08.1961 - 28.05.1964 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG) & Deputy Garrison Commander, Garrison HQ Terendak Camp, Far East Land Forces
09.06.1964 - (02.)1967 Brigade Colonel, HQ Lancastrian Brigade
University of East Anglia (1967-82) i/c accommodation. Norfolk County Commissioner St. John's Ambulance Brigade. KStJ, 1988 (CStJ, 1983; OStJ, 1980).
Knight,
Derek William
D.W. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Bowes) D.W. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Bowes)
D.W. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Bowes) D.W. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Bowes)
D.W. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Bowes) D.W. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Bowes)
D.W. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Bowes) D.W. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Bowes)
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of William Knight (1900-1990), and Jennie Gibbs (1900-1998).
Married (11.11.1945, Leicester, Leicestershire) Joan A. Zanker ((03?).1923 - ), daughter of Charles Zanker (1897-1944), and Dora Hill (1895-1972); three daughters, three sons.
03.08.1922
Leicester, Leicestershire
-
21.02.1985
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
[buried at Capital Garden Cemetery, Nepean, Ont.]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 20.06.1942 [235916]
WS/Lt. 20.12.1942 (dispersed 10.12.1946) (reld 28.06.1952)
T/Capt. 04.07.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. 10.12.1946 & 28.06.1952
Education: elementary school, Leicester, 1927-1933; Wyggeston Boys' Grammar School; Leicester, 1933-1938 (scholarship); Birmingham University, 1939-1940 (later 2 years post-graduate works in economics towards PhD, university scholarship, then B.Com (Economics & Political Science; 1st Class Honours), 1946-1949).
      stationed in Northampton (05.03.41); Cornwall; Officer Cadet Training Unit; Berwick-on-Tweed; then overseas with the 8th Army in North Africa; Sicily; Italy and Austria:
20.06.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(07.1943)     Operation Husky (Sicily)
04.06.1944     discharged, 11th CON Depot to RA (Middle Eastern Force)
28.06.1944     posted, 105th Anti-Tank Regiment RA (Middle Eastern Force)
09.08.1944     posted, 8th Indian Division (Central Mediterranean Force)
01.03.1945     posted, 10th Corps (Central Mediterranean Force)
10.06.1945     posted, British Cadre 8th Army Disposal Unit ("F" Army Vehicle Disposal Unit) (wounded 29.01.1946)
01.05.1946     57th Anti-Tank Regiment RA (returns to UK 30.08.1946)
Emigrated to Canada. Served with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 1955-1982 (Economist (1955-1955), then Supervisor, Economics & Statistics (1955-1963), then Director, Economics and Statistics Division (1963-1969), then Director, Program Evaluation Division (1970), then Executive Director, Finance (1971-1976), then Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary (1976-1978), then Vice-President, Finance (SX3-EX4) (1978-1982)). Director of Administration, Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, 1982-1985.
Knight,
John Arthur
J.A. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 29.05.1943 [277931]
WS/Lt. 29.11.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 12.04.1945-(04.1946)
29.05.1943     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
23.01.1944     transferred, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
Knight,
Peter Austen
P.A. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
Son of George Brook Knight (1877-1958), and Florence Madeleine Burr (1890-1984), of Farnham, Surrey.
Married (20.07.1939, Church of St john the Evangelist, Edinburgh) Alexandra Vivien Anne Robertson, daughter of Col. Kenneth Struan Robertson, OBE, of Edinburgh.
29.08.1916
Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
27.05.1940
(KIA) [age 23]
[Gaurain-Ramecroix War Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium, I.A.9]
2nd Lt. 28.01.1937 [71127]
Lt. 28.01.1940
28.01.1937     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
? - 27.05.1940 Signals Officer, HQ Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (killed in action)
Knight,
Ronald Arthur

R.A. Knight
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.09.1942 [245457]
WS/Lt. 25.03.1943
Lt. 17.10.1946, seniority 25.03.1943
Capt. 20.01.1949 (Empl. List 4)
Maj. (Empl. List 4) 20.01.1956
25.09.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in Malaysia
17.10.1946     short service commission
17.10.1957 - 16.09.1958 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Knight,
Sidney Thomas

S.T. Knight
?
-
?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.10.1943 [294540]
A/Capt. (1945)
WS/Capt. 02.04.1945
T/Maj. 02.04.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
NW Europe
01.10.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Knighton,
Philip Harold

P.H. Knighton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Selina A. Powers) P.H. Knighton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Selina A. Powers)
P.H. Knighton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Selina A. Powers)
Married ((09?).1934, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire) Marie Kathleen Baker (21.09.1905 - 03.07.1979); one son.
19.04.1907
Melton Mowbray district, Leicestershire
-
15.01.1967
Beech Grove,
Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne (heart attack)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 16.06.1941 [191374]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Capt. 13.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 13.06.1944-(04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 65: Architect, Newcastle Regional Hospital Board.
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
Education: Coatham Grammar School, Redcar, Yorkshire; Sheffield University School of Architecture.
Having qualified as an ARIBA he moved in 1933 to live in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire working in the architects department of Buckinghamshire County Council.
09.1939     volunteered for the Army
16.06.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      sent to India where after June 1942 he became in charge of all aspects of building Hosptal Town at Jalahalli then the biggest hospital in the world; he was involved in Field Marshal Alexander's famous fighting retreat from Burma having been flown into Burma in March 1942 as a captain he returned to India in June 1942 via Assam; served in India (under Welfare General in India, Lt.Gen. Sir Noel Beresford-Peirse, Southern Army) (engineer officer in direct charge of two large hospital projects: at Secunderabad & Hospital Town in Bangalore) (MBE)
Deputy County Architect for Buckinghamshire a post which he held until 1948 when he became the first Regional Chief Architect for the newly formed Newcastle Regional Hospital Board. He was responsible for many major hospital projects in the north of England.
Knights,
Douglas Robert

D.R. Knights
Son of ... Knights, and ... Mountney.
From Clifton, Bristol.
07.02.1918
Swindon district, Wiltshire
-
died between 1967 and 1984
2nd Lt.
15.02.1941 [170977]
A/Capt.
09.06.1942-08.09.1942
T/Capt.
09.09.1942-26.12.1943
A/Maj.
27.09.1943-26.12.1943
T/Maj.
27.12.1943-05.02.1946
Capt.
21.10.1946, seniority 27.12.1943
T/Maj.
15.01.1947-29.09.1953
Lt.
30.08.1947, seniority 30.03.1942
Capt.
30.08.1947, seniority 30.09.1946
Maj.
30.09.1953 (retd 29.07.1959)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
20.09.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
Italy
Education: completed the Long Transportation Course at the Transportation Centre RE
1943
-
20.11.1943
served in the ranks for 276 days
21.11.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 20.10.1946]
(1945)


154th Railway Operating Company Royal Engineers (Italy)
21.10.1946
 
 
short service commission
30.08.1947
 
 
permanent commission
Knowles,
Edgar John [S]

E.J. Knowles
07.11.1917
-
05.03.1975
Vale Royal district
2nd Lt.
21.11.1943 [300855]
WS/Lt.
21.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Chevalier, Order of Leopold II with Palm (Belgium) LeoII
16.01.1947
?
Croix de guerre with Palm (Belgium) CdeG
16.01.1947
?
21.11.1943


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


13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) (Normandy)
Knowles,
Joseph Theodore

J.T. Knowles
?
-
?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.03.1941 [180292]
WS/Lt.
29.09.1942
T/Capt.
18.05.1943-17.11.1943
WS/Capt.
18.11.1943 (reld 31.10.1953)
T/Maj.
09.03.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
31.10.1953
?
-
29.03.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.03.1941


commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) [emergency commission]
Knowles,
Norman Wilfred

J.T. Knowles
(09?).1904
Wigan, Greater Manchester, Lancashire
-
Lt. *
26.08.1939 [94789]
T/Capt. **
26.07.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
06.10.1943
T/Maj.
06.10.1943-(04.1946)
Capt.
01.03.1947, seniority 06.10.1943 (reld 20.03.1948)
Hon. Maj.
20.03.1948
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
?
Territorial Decoration TD
20.06.1950
?
* Ordnance [later Electrical]  Mechanical Engineer 4th Class
** Ordnance Mechanical Engineer 3rd Class
26.08.1939


commissioned,  Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Territorial Army
01.10.1942


transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
(1944)
-
(1945)
Officer Commanding, 129th Brigade REME Workshops (43rd Wessex Infantry Division) (NW Europe)
01.03.1947
-
20.03.1948
short service commission, Regular Army
Knowles,
Ralph David

R.D. Knowles
Son of Ralph Geoffrey and Winifred Knowles, of Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire.
Residence: (1944) Amersham.
1921 ?
-
20.03.1944
(KIA) [age 23]
[Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, VIII.D.3]
2nd Lt.
24.07.1938 [76578]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
28.05.1942-20.03.1944
Military Cross MC
29.06.1944
Italy [posthumously]



late Cadet Serjeant, Westminster School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.07.1938


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army (92nd (5th London) Field Brigade RA)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
?
-
20.03.1944
368th Battery, 92nd Field Regiment RA (killed in action, Anzio, Italy)
Knox,
Henry George

H.G. Knox
Married Winnifred Baynton, working for the Red Cross.
.
?
-
WS/QMS
?
Lt. QM
05.12.1943 [301154]



served in the ranks
05.12.1943
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]



served at Catterick Camp
Knox,
John

J. Knox (Photo courtesy of John and Liz Knox) J. Knox
J. Knox J. Knox
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
08.03.1910
-
01.1988
Leeds district, Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 16.08.1938 [94713]
WS/Lt. 01.07.1940
A/Capt. 01.04.1940-30.06.1940
T/Capt. 01.07.1940-17.03.1942
WS/Capt. 18.03.1942 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
A/Maj. 18.12.1941-17.03.1942
T/Maj. 18.03.1942-(01.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 24.01.1946 NW Europe (Walcheren 11.44, Xanten 03.45) [recommendation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe
16.08.1938     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
05.1943 - 1945 Brigade Major Royal Artillery, 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division
Kohn,
Gershon
see: Kent,
Geoffrey
 
Kraus,
Jan
"John"

J. Kraus

?
-
Lt. 20.03.1943 [263484]
WS/Capt. 20.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 18.10.1945 in recognition of distinguished services during the liberation of prisoners in German Concentration Camps
20.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
       
 
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