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1939-1945

 

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Lagden, A.L.
to
Ly
ttelton, H.R.A.

 

A.L. Lagden   to   H.R.A. Lyttelton
Lagden,
Alfred Leonard
A.L. Lagden (Photo courtesy of L.K. Lagden) A.L. Lagden (Photo courtesy of L.K. Lagden)
A.L. Lagden (Photo courtesy of L.K. Lagden) A.L. Lagden (Photo courtesy of L.K. Lagden)
Son of Alfred William Lagden (1881-
1949), and Clara Agnes Fletcher (1884-1919).
Married (19.08.1938, Inverness,
Scotland) Lilian "Lily" Wilson ((09?)
.1912 - 1951), of Liverpool; ... children
(one daughter?).
30.06.1908
Finsbury, Shoreditch district, London
-
27.10.1998
Ayr district, Ayrshire, Scotland
WS/QMS ?
Lt. QM 12.12.1942 [250953]
WS/Capt. QM 26.11.1945
Capt. QM 01.11.1947 (reld 09.12.1949)
T/Maj. QM 26.11.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. 09.12.1949
Long Service Good Conduct Medal (Military) LSGCM 23.06.1950 date of qualification 27.09.44
12.12.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Laing,
Hector;
Baron Laing of Dunphail (cr. 1991)
(Life Peer), of Dunphail in the district
of Moray

H. Laing H. Laing
H. Laing H. Laing
Son of Hector Laing, and Margaret
Norris Grant.
Married (1950) Marian Clare,
daughter of Maj.Gen. Sir John Laurie,
6th Bt, CBE, DSO; three sons.

12.05.1923
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
21.06.2010
Gerrards Cross,
Buckinghamshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.03.1943 [268992]
WS/Lt. 27.09.1943
T/Capt. 07.09.1946-(04.1947) (reld > 04.1947)
Knight Bachelor Kt 31.12.1977 [conferred 07.02.1978]
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
Bronze Star Medal (US) BSM 17.10.1946 ?
Education: Loretto School, Musselburgh, Scotland; Jesus College, Cambridge (Hon. Fellow, 1988).
27.03.1943     commissioned, Scots Guards [emergency commission]
(1944) - (1945) 3rd (Armoured) Battalion Scots Guards (NW Europe)
01.01.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Life President, United Biscuits (Holdings) plc, 1990 (Director, 1953; Managing Director, 1964; Chairman, 1972-1990). McVitie & Price: Director, 1947; Chairman., 1963. Member of the Board, Royal Insurance Company, 1970-1978; Director: Allied-Lyons, 1979-1982; Exxon Corporation (USA), 1984-1994. A Director, Bank of England, 1973-1991. Chairman: Food and Drink Industries Council, 1977-1979; Scottish Business in the Community, 1982-1991; Business in the Community, 1987-1991; Director, Grocery Manufrs of America, 1984-1990; President: European Catering Association, 1990-1993; Institute of Business Ethics, 1991-1994. Treasurer, Conservative Party, 1988-1993. Trustee, Lambeth Fund (Chairman Trustees, 1983-1997); The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conference, 1986-1993; Trustee, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Foundation, 1990-1994. Member, St George's Council, Windsor; Governor, Wycombe Abbey School, 1981-1994. FRSE 1989. DUniv Stirling, 1985; Hon. DLitt Heriot­Watt, 1986. Businessman of the Year Award, 1979; National Free Enterprise Award, 1980.
Laing,
John Marriott
K.B. Lamonby  
Elder son (with one brother)
of Col. Stanley van Buren
Laing, CIE, DSO, MC
(1884-1962), and Dorothy
Hall, of Yateley, Hampshire.
Married (1951) Jillian Ann
Godsell, only daughter of
Lt.Col. K.B. Godsell, DSO, MC
& Mrs Godsell, of Stroud,
Gloucestershire.
06.01.1920
-
16.09.2009
[Thirsk?]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.07.1939 [95196]
Lt.
03.01.1941
A/Capt.
22.03.1942-21.06.1942
T/Capt.
01.09.1940-(04.1941),
22.06.1942-02.06.1943
WS/Capt.
03.06.1943
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
03.12.1942-14.01.1943,
17.04.1943-02.06.1943
T/Maj.
03.06.1943-23.08.1943,
18.04.1945-02.07.1952
Maj.
03.07.1952
T/Lt.Col.
07.09.1966-30.12.1966
Lt.Col.
31.12.1966 (retd 12.02.1970)
Military Cross MC
11.03.1943
Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College (psc).
03.07.1939

commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(1942/43)
 

 
21 Field Squadron RE (Middle East) (MC)
30.08.1943
-
14.05.1944
Staff Officer Royal Engineers, 3rd grade (SORE3), Allied Force HQ, British North Africa Forces
20.10.1955
-
11.12.1957
GSO2, HQ AFNE
19.05.1960
-
06.05.1962
DAQMG HQ ... Infantry Brigade
19.06.1962
-
27.11.1962
GSO2 Far East Defence Secretariat
28.11.1962
-
18.06.1964
HQ Far East Command
09.11.1964
-
08.05.1966
Assistant Military Attaché, Moscow
07.09.1966
-
(02.1967)
AA&QMG, ... Divisional District
Laing,
[Sir] William Kirby
W.K. Laing
W.K. Laing
W.K. Laing  

Son of late Sir John Laing,
CBE, and late Lady Laing
(née Beatrice Harland).
Married 1st (1939) Joan
Dorothy Bratt (died 1981);
three sons.
Married 2nd (1986) Dr (Mary)
Isobel Lewis, younger
daughter of late Edward C.
Wray.

21.07.1916
Carlisle, Cumberland
-
12.04.2009
[London?]
Cadet
? [2076586]
2nd Lt.
02.01.1944 [304198]
WS/Lt.
02.07.1944 (reld 1945)

Kt 1968; JP; DL; MA; FEng, FICE

Education: St Lawrence College, Ramsgate; Emmanuel College, Cambridge (Hon. Fellow,
1983).
1943
-
02.01.1944
served in the ranks, Royal Engineers
02.01.1944

commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Territorial Army: Maj., 14.10.1966. Lt.Col., 23.12.1967. Col., 17.05.1971. Colonel commanding Engineer & Railway Staff Corps, Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve, 12.01.1978. On Supernumerary List, 21.07.1981-04.08.1997. Industrialist. Director John Laing plc (formerly John Laing & Son Ltd), 1939-1980 (Chairman, 1957-1976). Chairman, Laing Properties plc, 1978-1987, President, 1987-1990. President: London Master Builders Association, 1957; Reinforced Concrete Association, 1960; National Federation of Building Trades Employers (now Building Employers'
Confederation) 1965, 1967 (Honorary Member, 1975); ICE, 1973-1974 (a Vice-President, 1970-1973); Construction Industry Res. and Inf. Assoc., 1984-1987 (Chairman, 1978-1981); Chairman, National Joint Council for Building Industry, 1968-1974. Member, Board of Governors: St Lawrence College (Chairman, 1977-1989, President, 1977-); Princess Helena College, 1984-1987; Member: Court of Governors, The Polytechnic of Central London, 1963-1982; Council, Royal Albert Hall, 1970-1992 (President, 1979-1992). Hon. Mem., Amer. Assoc. of Civil Engineers. Master, Paviors' Co., 1987-1988. DL Greater London, 1978-1991. Hon. Fellow, UCNW, 1988. Hon. DTech, Poly. of Central London, 1990; Dr hc Edinburgh, 1991.
Lambert,
Jack Lawrence
J.L. Lambert

Married; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
1954
Tanganyika, East Africa
2nd Lt. 27.03.1942 [230301]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Maj. ? (reld 14.02.1948)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 14.02.1948
Burma Star Bur St - -
Architect. Australian citizen, living at Twickenham, UK.
27.03.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served with the Gurkhas; returned to the UK 01.1946
Lambert,
Thomas Henry
T.H. Lambert (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Cundick)
Married Ulla Clement (13.01.1926 - ), living in Denmark; two sona, one daughter.
16.01.1913
-
20.12.1959
Denmark (died of Hodgkin's disease)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.09.1940 [148137]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1942
T/Capt. 01.02.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 29.10.1945
T/Maj. 29.10.1945-(04.1946)
Lt. ? (reld 25.02.1953)
Hon. Capt. 25.02.1953
Military Cross MC 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44/45
? - 07.09.1940 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
07.09.1940     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1944/45)     specially employed: "A" Squadron, GHQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom")
(11.1944)     attached to 11th Armoured Division (Antwerp)
(03.1945)     attached to US XVIII Corps (Rhine crossing)
      served with British troops in Denmark
Lamonby,
Kenneth Butler
K.B. Lamonby
Son of Harold and Dora
Lamonby (née Atkinson), of
Colchester, Essex.
(12?).1919
Kingston district,
Middelsex / Surrey

-
11.07.1943
[age 23]
[Suda Bay War
Cemetery,
Greece, 13.E.12]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.12.1940 [160965]
WS/Lt.
?
?
-
14.12.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.12.1940

commissioned, The Suffolk Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
11.07.943
seconded, Special Boat Service, Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps
Lampard,
Geoffrey Frank
G.F. Lampard
Son (with one sister) of Edgar Frank Lampard (1887-1951), and Alice Maud Bones.
29.11.1913
Guildford district, Surrey
-
11.2001
Lancaster district, Lancashire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [203034]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 17.11.1944-(04.1946)
      Officer Cadet Training Unit
23.08.1941     commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.01.1943     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
01.04.1943     transferred, The Gloucestershire Regiment
1942 - 1946 served in India & Burma
Lampier,
John Francis Rex
J.F.R. Lampier
07.07.1915
Truro
-
23.11.1973
Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire
2nd Lt.
29.11.1941 [219629]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
15.09.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
03.06.1945
T/Maj.
03.06.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. TA
01.05.1947, seniority 03.06.1945
Hon. Maj.
13.05.1955
29.11.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.05.1947
-
13.05.1955
served Territorial Army
13.05.1955
-
07.07.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Assistant bank manager.
Lander,
John
J. Lander
Son of John Meads Lander
and Jessie Lander, of
Chilwell, Nottinghamshire.
(12?).1894
Belper district, Derbyshire
-
13.07.1943
(KIA) [age 47]
[Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, IV.C.33]
T/2nd Lt.
? [30338] (reld 01.09.1921; retaining rank of 2nd Lt.)
Lt.
01.07.1926
Capt.
03.06.1930
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1936
Maj.
30.03.1939
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 03.04.1942 -
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: University of Birmingham (BSc)
?
 -
01.09.1921 
commissioned, Sherwood Foresters (SR) - Regular Forces (served in France & Belgium 02.08.1915-19.10.1917)
01.09.1921?
-
30.06.1924
served, Sherwood Foresters (SR) - Territorial Army
01.07.1924
-
(06.1933)
transferred, Royal Corps of Signals (46th (North Midland) Divisional Signals) (Derby)
(01.1937)
-
(01.1939)
236th Field Artillery Signal Section (Chesterfield)
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
18.03.1942
 
 
transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
06.1942
-
13.07.1943
Officer Commanding, 21st Independent Parachute Company (killed when the plane he travelled in was shot down over Sicily)
Lane,
Alfred
A. Lane
03.03.1907
Wortley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
05.1984
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
L/Sgt.
? [2317990]
Lt.
19.06.1940 [134827] (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Lt. TA
16.04.1953, seniority 01.02.1945
Capt. TA
29.07.1954 (retd 15.01.1958; age limit)
Mention in Despatches MID
22.12.1939
Palestine 04-07.39
1921/22?
-
18.06.1940
served in the ranks, Royal Corps of Signals
19.06.1940


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
16.04.1953
-
15.01.1958
Territorial Army (commanded 126 Wireless Troop TA)
Lane,
Cecil Edward
C.E. Lane (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carol Vincent)
Residences: Luton, Bedfordshire, then London
?
-
2nd Lt.
23.06.1941 [191896]
WS/Capt.
09.08.1943
T/Maj.
09.08.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
12.08.1945
Maj.
01.01.1949
T/Lt.Col.
12.08.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.01.1949
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
19.10.1944
Normandy landings
Education: BSc
23.06.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
09.05.1943
-
(04.1944)
a Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), HQ Eastern Command (Hounslow, Middlesex)
01.01.1949
-
20.07.1957
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Lane *,
George [Henry]

G. Lane G. Lane
G. Lane

* Born as György Lanyi. Naturalized British citizen 07.1946.
Son of Ernest Lanyi.
Married 1st (14.08.1943; divorced 1957) Dame Miriam Louisa Rothschild (05.08.1908 - 20.01.2005), daughter of Nathaniel Charles Rothschild and Rozsika von Wertheimstein; three daughters, one son.
Married (1963) 2nd Elizabeth Heald, daughter of Sir Lionel Heald.

AJEX - The Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women

18.01.1915
Hungary
-
19.03.2010
London
Sgt.
? [13802871]
2nd Lt.
17.07.1943 [285687]
WS/Lt.
17.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Military Cross MC 03.08.1944 ?
Military Cross MC 27.09.1945 commando raid Ault 17/18.05.44
Military Medal MM ? ?
17.07.1943


commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]



served No. 3 Troop No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando
Farmer.
Lane,
Leonard Patrick
L.P. Lane (Photo courtesy of Jacki Lane)
Son of Denis Lane, farmer.
Married (25.03.1916,
London) Elsie Elizabeth
Cullen; one son (Fusilier
Leonard Patrick Lane, Royal
Northumberland Fusiliers,
kiled in action 31.05.1940 at
De Panne, Belgium), two
daughters.
17.03.1891
Kilumney, Ovens, Co. Cork, Ireland
-
Pte. ?
1915 [10792]
T/2nd Lt.
09.10.1918 [48045] (reld 1920; retaining rank of 2nd Lt.)
2nd Lt.
15.01.1941 [161813]
WS/Lt.
15.07.1942 (reld < 04.1946) (reactivated, or never formally released?)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
WS/Capt.
? (reld 29.05.1949)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
29.05.1949
Served Irish Constabulary, then Hong Kong Police (1912-1915).
1915


joined Irish Guards
09.10.1918


commissioned, Royal Highlanders



transferred to Chinese Labour Corps
Inspector of police, Hong Kong, 1920s-1938.
15.01.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Lane-Joynt,
Philip Robert

From Heckfield.
24.12.1901
-
died between 02.1967 and 02.1985
2nd Lt.
23.12.1921 [12118]
Lt.
23.12.1923
Capt.
04.04.1935
Maj.
23.12.1938
A/Lt.Col.
17.07.1944-16.10.1944
T/Lt.Col.
17.10.1944-(01.1946)
Lt.Col.
10.08.1947 (supernumerary 10.08.1950) (retd 29.08.1952)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.03.1945
NW Europe
23.12.1921


commissioned into The Royal Irish Rifles
16.08.1922


transferred to The Prince of Wales's Volunteers
04.04.1935


transferred to The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

19.02.1936
-
28.01.1938
employed wIth the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF)
17.07.1944
-
11.1944
Commanding Officer, 8th Battalion The Royal Scots
10.08.1947


transferred to the Employed List
29.08.1952
-
09.02.1957
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Lang,
Thomas Melville
T.M. Lang
05.12.1915
Hillhead district, Glasgow City, Scotland
-
1998
Dunoon district, Argyll, Scotlland
2nd Lt.
19.04.1939 [87009]
WS/Lt.
01.12.1940
T/Capt.
01.12.1940-(09.1944)
WS/Capt.
13.05.1945
A/Maj.
(09.1944)
T/Maj.
13.05.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
?



late Cadet Corporal, Kelvinside Academy Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

19.04.1939


commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
21.08.1944
-
(08.1944)
2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
?
-
05.12.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Langley,
James Maydon
J.M. Langley (Photo courtesy of Sarah Hardcastle) J.M. Langley
J.M. Langley

12.03.1916
Wolverhampton
-
10.04.1983
Deben district, Suffolk
2nd Lt. 04.07.1936 [68294]
Lt. 04.07.1939
A/Capt. 25.06.1942-...
WS/Capt. 30.10.1943
A/Maj. 30.07.1943-29.10.1943
T/Maj. 30.10.1943-13.04.1944
WS/Maj. 14.04.1944
Maj. 01.01.1949
A/Lt.Col. 14.01.1944-...
T/Lt.Col. (1945)
Hon. Lt.Col. 12.03.1966
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 29.04.1941 ?
Military Cross MC 20.12.1940 BEF France 40
Mention in Despatches MID 21.07.1945 NW Europe
Education: Uppingham School.
04.07.1936     commissioned, The Coldstream Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO (2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, BEF)
01.06.1940     wounded & POW in German captivity
05.10.1940     escaped
19.04.1941     Intelligence Officer, War Office: served MI9 (Military Intelligence 9, escape & evasion)
14.01.1944     General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Intelligence School
10.07.1945     Town Major
01.01.1949 - 12.03.1966 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Published: Fight another day (1974; memoirs); (with M.R.D. Foot) MI9, escape and evasion (1979).
Langly-Smith,
Alec Frederick Collingwood
A.F.C. Langly-Smith
Eldest son of William F. Langly-Smith, and Nelly Anna C. Collingwood (1887-), of Denbigh, Bramcote Road, Putney.
Married ((12?).1939, Chichester district, Sussex) Freda Mary Barbara Gotelee (27.06.1912 - 1984), only daughter of J.F. Gotelee, and ... Burrows, of Conduit Lodge, Eltham, Kent; one daughter, one son.
04.06.1912
Wandsworth district, London
-
25.01.1983
Chichester district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 19.11.1939 [100353]
WS/Lt. 18.02.1941
T/Capt. 18.02.1941-09.10.1941
WS/Capt. 10.10.1941
T/Maj. 10.10.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 10.12.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
A/Lt.Col. (1945)
T/Lt.Col. 10.12.1945-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 11.07.1940 BEF France 40 *
Military Cross MC 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44-45 **
Chevalier of the Order of Leopold II with palm (Belgium) Leo II 08.12.1945 Ardennes 44 ***
Croix de Guerre 1940 with palm (Belgium) CdeG 08.12.1945 Ardennes 44 ***
Eficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 25.03.1949 -
Third Class Valuer, Inland Revenue Department, 08.1938.
      served in the ranks, Inns of Court Regiment
19.11.1939     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1940)     attached HQ 2nd Infantry Division (BEF, France) (MC)
(1944) - (1945) 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry (Officer Commanding C Squadron, from 14.01.1945 Second-in-Command)
FRICS.
* Recommendation for the award of the Military Cross to 2nd Lt. A.F.C. Langly-Smith: By the very nature of their duties the Divisional Motor Contact Officers were continually required to perform the most urgent and hazardous duties. They were consequently much in the limelight but nevertheless fulfilled their duties with skill, determination and courage which merits recommendation. In particular 2nd Lieutenant Langly-Smith who was twice blown up and in spite of being shaken and knocked about continued to carry out his duties in a cool and and brave manner.
[Recommended by Maj.Gen. N.M.S. Irwin, commanding 2nd Infantry Division]
** Recommendation for the award of a
Bar to the Military Cross to WS/Capt. (T/Maj.) A.F.C. Langly-Smith: This officer landed in Normandy on D-Day in command of C Squadron of this Regiment, and continued in that capacity until 14 January 1945, when he was appointed Second-in-Command of the Regiment. His squadron went into action in the ORNE bridgehead almost at once, and fought off a very determined German counter-attack in the ESCOVILLE area on 16-17 June 1944. During the operations following the breakthrough at CAEN the squadron was continually in action up to the SEINE, and later in HOLLAND and the ARDENNES. Under his efficient leadership they could always be relied upon to do well: he himself was at all times a model of coolness and confidence, while he had a gift of imparting cheerfulness to all ranks which was of the greatest value. Since becoming Second-in-Command he has carried out much excellent work on the administrative side, and his services throughout the campaign have been of a very high order.
[Recommended on 30.06.1945 by Lt.Col. W.P. Serocold, commanding 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry, seconded on 26.07.1945 by Maj.Gen. A.J.H. Cassels, commanding 51st (Highland) Infantry Division, and on 21.08.1945 by Lt.Gen. B.G. Horrocks, commanding 30 Corps.]
*** Recommendation for the appointment as
Chevalier of the Order of Leopold II with palm & Croix de Guerre 1940 with palm of A/Lt.Col. A.F.C. Langly-Smith: Lieutenant-Colonel Langly-Smith was responsible for the patrols of the Reconnaissance Regiment during the Ardennes campaign. By his skilful handling of these patrols and by his energy and judgement in their direction he ensured that a very early link up was made with the Americans and that a considerable number of prisoners and amount of German equipment were captured. Throughout a period when the conditions were almost as unsuitable as possible for their use he obtained the maximum results from his armoured patrols and his sound judgement and resolute leadership had a very definite effect upon the speedy termination of the campaign which liberated the Ardennes.
[Recommended on 05.11.1945 by Brig. J.A. Hopwood, commanding 154th Infantry Brigade, seconded on 08.10.1945 by Maj.Gen. A.J.H. Cassels, commanding 51st (Highland) Infantry Division, and on 09.10.1945 by Maj.Gen. R.A. Hull, commanding 30 Corps.]
Lapraik,
John Neilson
"Jock" / "Ian"
J.N. Lapraik J.N. Lapraik
J.N. Lapraik
J.N. Lapraik
From Glasgow.
13.09.1915
Boroughmuirhead district, Edinburgh City, Scotland
-
15.03.1985
Chiltern and Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.05.1940 [132519]
WS/Lt.
23.06.1941
A/Capt.
?
T/Capt.
23.06.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
23.08.1943
local Maj.
01.10.1943-(04.1944)
T/Maj.
06.04.1944-(04.1946)
Maj.
13.09.1949, seniority 20.01.1948
local Lt.Col.
?
A/Lt.Col.
10.06.1952-12.09.1953
Lt.Col.
13.09.1953, seniority 10.06.1952
Bt. Col.
10.05.1956
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.10.1945
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
09.08.1945
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Military Cross MC
19.08.1941
Middle East
Military Cross MC
03.02.1944
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
14.09.1956
?
Mention in Despatches MID
25.01.1945
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Lion of Judah (Abessynia); Military Cross, Class B (Greece) (14.10.1949)
Education: High School of Glasgow (1927-1934)
Qualified as a lawyer.
?
-
25.04.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
25.05.1940

commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders [emergency commission]
1941


No. 51 Commando
1942
 
 
1st Special Service Regiment
1943
-
1945
seconded, Special Boat Squadron (M Det - attached Greek Sacred Squadron)



transferred, Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps - Territorial Army
Honorary Colonel, The Artists Rifles, 01.04.1973-01.01.1983.
Larbalestier,
William Geoffrey
"Bill"
W.G. Larbalestier

Married ((03?).1929, Wandsworth district, London) Gertrude Alice Burke; ... children.
27.04.1907
Islington district, London
-
25.02.2009
Scalby, Scarborough
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 19.01.1941 [167530]
WS/Lt. 11.07.1941 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
A/Capt. 15.06.1942-(07.1944)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Got a job in the City of London in the head office of Spiers and Pond, which owned a number of hotels throughout England and were suppliers to hotels and clubs in the West End of London. Manager of Farringdon Street Station Restaurant. Then assistant manager at Chiltern Court restaurant in Baker Street, a large restaurant and banqueting hall. Then deputy manager of the Victoria Hotel in Manchester.
      served in the ranks, Manchester Regiment
19.01.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
22.03.1941     transferred, Army Catering Corps
      after a year, he was sent to join the Burma Command and transferred to the Royal Indian Army Service Corps.
After an initial year back in London with Spiers and Pond, he moved to Scarborough to open The Grand Hotel. In 1970 general manager to manage the hotel section of Spiers and Pond. While manager, his company bought the Royal Hotel in Scarborough.

Lascelles,
Reginald George
"Pip"
R.G. Lascelles (Photo courtesy of Mrs Gay Gilmour)
Married Jill (née ...).
14.09.1908
-
22.12.1984
Bath district, Somerset
2nd Lt.
31.01.1929 [41140]
Lt.
31.01.1932
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
22.04.1941-21.07.1941
T/Maj.
22.07.1941-07.09.1943
WS/Maj.
08.09.1943
A/Lt.Col.
08.06.1943-07.09.1943
T/Lt.Col.
08.09.1943-(01.1946)
Maj.
31.01.1946 (retd 24.07.1950)
Hon. Lt.Col.
24.07.1950
31.01.1929

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931)


21st Field Brigade, RA (Catterick)
(06.1933)


1st Anti-Aircraft Brigade, RA (Blackdown)
(01.1937)


24th Mountain Brigade, RA (Quetta)
(01.1939)


20th Mountain Regiment, RA (Quetta)
25.10.1940
-
(04.1941)
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Directorate of Military Operations and Intelligence, General Staff Branch, HQ Staff of the Army in India
(1944)
-
(1945)
Commanding Officer, 1st Indian Anti-Tank Regiment (Mayu Peninsula, Arakan)
01.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
a Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, War Office
24.07.1950
-
27.05.1964
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Lassen,
Anders Frederik Emil Victor Schau
A.F.E.V.S. Lassen A.F.E.V.S. Lassen
A.F.E.V.S. Lassen A.F.E.V.S. Lassen
Son of Emil Victor Schau
Lassen and Suzanne Maria
Signe Lassen, of Nyhavn,
Copenhagen, Denmark.

22.09.1920
Høvdingegård, Denmark
-
09.04.1945
Commachio, Italy
(KIA) [age 24]
[Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy, II.E.11]
2nd Lt.
20.05.1942 [234907]
WS/Lt.
20.11.1942
WS/Capt.
13.09.1943
T/Maj.
09.10.1944-09.04.1945
Victoria Cross VC
04.09.1945
Italy *
Military Cross MC
21.02.1946
[07.12.1942]
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Military Cross MC
21.02.1946
[27.09.1943]
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Military Cross MC
21.02.1946
[15.02.1944]
gallant & distinguished services in the field
* In Italy, on the night of 8th/9th April, 1945, Major Lassen was ordered to take out a patrol and raid the north shore of Lake Comacchio. His task was to cause casualties, capture prisoners and give the impression of a major landing. The patrol was challenged and came under machine-gun fire. Major Lassen himself attacked with grenades and silenced two enemy posts, capturing two prisoners and killing several Germans. The patrol had suffered casualties and was still under fire. Major Lassen moved forward and flung more grenades into a third enemy position, calling upon the enemy to surrender. He was then hit and mortally wounded, but whilst falling he flung a grenade, wounding more of the enemy and enabling his patrol to capture this last position. Finally, he refused to be evacuated lest he should impede the withdrawal and endanger further lives. His high sense of devotion to duty and the esteem in which he was held by the men he led, added to his own magnificent courage, enabled Major Lassen to carry out with complete success all the tasks he had been given.
1940


joined the British Army as a private in The Buffs
02.1941


joined the British Commandos
20.05.1942


commissioned, General List [emergency commission] [not borne on the published Army List]
?
-
09.04.1945
Special Boat Service, Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps (killed in action, Italy)
27.06.1947


posthumously transferred from General List to The Buffs, with effect from 01.03.1943
Latham,
the Hon. Francis Charles Allman
F.C.A. Latham
Only son (with three sisters) of Charles Latham, 1st Baron Latham (1888-1970), and Maya Helen Allman (?-1978).
Married 1st (07.1942) Margaret Fuller (? - 28.01.1944), daughter of Ernest Fuller, of Maidstone.
Married 2nd (08.1944; marriage dissolved 1950) Eleanor Roma Roseman (16.01.1914 - 11.1993), daughter of Isadore Roseman.
Married 3rd (1951) Gabrielle Monica O'Riordan (?-1987), daughter of Dr S.M. O'Riordan; two sons.
24.01.1917
Hendon district, Oxfordshire
-
11.1959
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.04.1943 [278148] (reld 29.12.1947)
WS/Lt. (1945?)
Indian Army:  
WS/Lt. 21.11.1945, seniority ... [EC 14144]
A?/Capt. 1947?
Education: Dauntsey School, Devizes.
1939     joined Warwickshire Yeomanry
1941     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
18.04.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
      served with Middle East & Central Mediterranean Forces
21.11.1945     transferred, Indian Army (3rd Gurkha Rifles)
Lauder,
Francis Joseph
F.J. Lauder (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark C.D. Ashdown)
23.05.1910
Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
10.1994
Plymouth district, Devon
2nd Lt.
29.08.1930 [47612]
Lt.
20.11.1933
Capt.
20.11.1938
A/Maj.
03.09.1941-02.12.1941
T/Maj.
03.12.1941-15.06.1942,
12.11.1943-21.08.1944,
14.06.1945-(01.1946)
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 20.01.1955)
NW Frontier of India (Loe Agra and Mohmand) 1935 Medal & Clasp
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (No. 5 Company).
29.08.1930
 
 
commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
(06.1933)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Kamptee (for Nowshera))
(01.1937)


2nd Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Nowshera)
(01.1939)
-
 (06.1940)
Second-in-Command, B Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Bordon & BEF France)
20.01.1955
-
05.10.1960
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Laurance,
Patrick Knowles
P. Laurance

24.12.1919
Southend-on-Sea
-
11.01.2008
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
13.12.1942 [261292]
WS/Lt.
13.06.1943
T/Capt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
Italy
13.12.1942


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Laurence,
[Sir] Peter Harold
P.H. Laurence
Son of ... Laurence, and ... Jackson.
From Quetta.


18.02.1923
Stourbridge district, Shropshire / Staffordshire / West Midlands / Worcestershire
-
26.11.2007
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.04.1942 [232555]
WS/Lt.
18.10.1942
A/Capt.
1944?
T/Capt.
08.01.1945-(04.1946)

KCMG 1981 (CMG 1976); MC 03.08.1944 (Italy); DL

18.04.1942


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
HM Diplomatic Service.
Law,
Andrew Torrance
A.T. Law (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
02.06.1909
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
03.09.1984
Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 23.07.1930 [47260]
Lt. 23.07.1933 (reld 31.10.1934)
WS/Capt. 19.06.1941
T/Maj. 19.06.1941-(04.1944)
Education: Monkton Combe Schoool.
23.07.1930     commissioned, 14th London Regiment - Territorial Army
31.10.1934     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized TARO
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Law,
Edward Desmond Cooper
"Jimmy"

E.D.C. Law
Son (with one sister) of Lt.Col. Alfred Letchworth Annie Law (1871-1928), Chief Constable of Hertfordshire 1911-1928, and Katherine Rotheram.
Married 1st Ruth Green; .. children (one daughter?).
Married 2nd (03?).1929, St George Hanover Square district, London / Middlesex) Mrs. Phyllis Beatrice Western (née Cartel) (1899-1994).
17.07.1902
Northern Ireland
-
20.11.1996
Hasketon, Woodbridge, Deben district, Suffolk
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
27.06.1939 [91012]
WS/Lt.
04.10.1940
T/Capt.
04.10.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
15.11.1942 (reld < 05.1946)
T/Maj.
15.11.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
21.04.1950
-
Eficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
14.11.1946
[24.08.1951 cancelled, because a TD had been awarded in lieu]
Education: Eton.
Assistant brewer, of "The Dell", Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire (1920s).
 
 
 
late Cadet, Eton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps



served in the ranks, The London Scottish, The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
27.06.1939


commissioned, The Hertfordshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
(04.1944)
 
 
special appointment [i.e. appointment outside of own regiment] 
?
-
09.08.1950
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Law,
Peter
P. Law
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
09.03.1940 [124515]
WS/Lt.
09.08.1941
T/Capt.
01.10.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
?
Lt.
05.08.1954, seniority 21.07.1949
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
Eficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
14.04.1950
-
Eficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
14.04.1950
1st clasp



either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
09.03.1940


commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
11.05.1943
 
 
transferred, The Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [30.09.1947 cancelled]
(1945)
 
 
21st Independent Parachute Company (Palestine)



also served in India as a Parachute instructor as well as with the SAS
05.08.1954
-
04.09.1955
Royal Berkshire Regiment - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
05.09.1955
-
?
Royal Berkshire Regiment - Territorial Army
?
-
29.05.1964
Royal Berkshire Regiment - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [removed on conviction by the Civil Power, and deprived of the hon. rank of Capt.]
Lawrance,
John Macleod
J.M. Lawrance (Photo courtesy of Mr Roger Dewhurst)
J.M. Lawrance (painting by M.E. Lawrance) (Photo courtesy of Mr Roger Dewhurst)
J.M. Lawrance (Photo courtesy of Mr Roger Dewhurst)
J.M. Lawrance (Photo courtesy of Mr Roger Dewhurst)
16.06.1907
Winslow district, Bucknghamshire
-
01.01.1987
Bush Hill, Enfield district, London
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36704]
Lt.
30.08.1929
Capt.
12.04.1938
A/Maj.
11.10.1940-10.01.1941
T/Maj.
11.01.1941-29.08.1943
Maj.
30.08.1943 (retd 16.06.1958)
A/Lt.Col.
07.11.1946-06.02.1947
T/Lt.Col.
07.02.1947-(02.1957)
Hon. Lt.Col.
16.06.1958
Mention in Despatches MID
01.08.1946
Malaya 42
30.08.1926


commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders
(03.1931)


2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (Ballykinlar)
(06.1933)


2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (Aldershot)
(01.1937)


2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (Gibraltar, for Malaya)
17.12.1938
-
10.10.1940
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (Malaya)
02.1942
-
1945
captured at Singapore & POW in Japanese captivity (held in Korea)
1945
-
1958
served mainly with the British Army of the Rhine
Director of The Hammond Engineering Company in Enfield until that company was sold.
Lawrence,
Archie Frank
A.F. Lawrence

1898/1901 ? *
-

* either:
(12?).1898
Camberwell district,
or:
(06?).1901
Reigate district
2nd Lt.
09.06.1941 [10173]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 24.01.1949)
A/Capt.
09.06.1941-...
A/Maj.
24.06.1943-(04.1944)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
24.01.1949
09.06.1941


commissioned, General List [emergency commission] (without Army pay and allowances)
Lawrence,
Geoffrey Aleric Robin Davis
G.A.R.D. Lawrence

(03?).1910
Henley district, Buckinghamshire / Berkshire / Oxfordshire
-
Wt.Offr. I (ASM)
? [7587707]
2nd Lt.
17.01.1943 [263756]
WS/Lt.
?
Lt. (Electrical Mechanical Assistant Engineer)
06.08.1943, seniority 24.03.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
12.06.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
1936
 
 
enlisted, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
17.01.1943


commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]



served in Egypt, possible even South Africa
Lawrenson,
Ralph [De Sales]
R. De S. Lawrenson
Only son of Edward L. Lawrenson, and Charlotte M. Thompson.
Married ((06?).1945, Uckfield district, Sussex) Dilys Valerie Freeman ((09?).1924 - ), youngest daughter of Capt. Alan W. Freeman. and Fiona M. Horne, of Hythe, Kent; ... children (two sons, one daughter?).
18.05.1915
Hadlow Down, Uckfield, East Sussex
-
07.2003
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.10.1941 [214499]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 26.01.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe
Education: Downside (Officer Training Corps), 1932.
25.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
      served, Royal Dragoons
Lawrie,
Walter Gray Aitken
W.G.A. Lawrie

Married (1943, Roorkee, Bengal) Jean Gladys Crawford; two sons, two daughters.
10.03.1914
Rhu district, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
-
01.09.2007
Brazil
2nd Lt.
01.02.1934 [62539]
Lt.
01.02.1937
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-21.10.1939,
29.01.1940-12.03.1940
T/Capt.
13.03.1940-30.09.1941
WS/Capt.
01.10.1941
Capt.
01.02.1942
A/Maj.
01.07.1941-30.09.1941
T/Maj.
01.10.1941-09.09.1945
WS/Maj.
10.09.1945
Maj.
01.02.1947
A/Lt.Col.
10.06.1945-09.09.1945
T/Lt.Col.
10.09.1945-01.02.1951,
20.05.1954-10.02.1955
Lt.Col.
11.02.1955
T/Col.
01.10.1956-(02.1957)
Col.
10.05.1961 (retd 23.07.1966)

NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal & Clasp

Education: University (MA (BA)); Staff College (psc).
01.02.1934


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
(01.1937)
 
 
served at Chatham
(01.1939)
 
 
served in India
10.06.1945
-
30.06.1947
Military Adviser Training Battalion India
01.07.1947
-
17.09.1947
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Engineering) (Pamphlets), GHQ New Delhi
02.02.1951
-
11.01.1953
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), SP District
01.10.1956
-
(02.1957)
MA [= Military Attaché/Adviser?] (Colonel), Amman
Solicitor in London. MICE.
Published: articles (RUSI Journal etc.)
Laws,
Arthur Thurlow
H.S. Laws
Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Robert George Laws, of Uphill, Weston-super-Mare.
Brother of Lt.Col. Howard Stracey Laws, Indian Army.
Married (28.04.1934, St Mary Abbot's, Kensington, London) Fiona Murphy, only daughter of Richard Bayly Murphy (died 1912), and Lucie Haden Freeman (from 1916 Mrs Wintringham N. Stable).

01.02.1902
Cardiff district, Glamorgan
-
12.02.1985
Newcote Home, Bristol, Gloucestershire
P/O (prob) 14.10.1929
P/O 01.12.1930
F/O 14.04.1931 (reld 05.11.1933)
Lt. 19.02.1939 [88937]
WS/Capt. 11.02.1941
T/Maj. 11.02.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Maj. 06.11.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 06.11.1941-(04.1944)
A/Col. 12.03.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. < 04.1946
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 16.01.1948 ?
14.10.1929 - 05.11.1933 commissioned, RAF Special Reserve (General Duties Branch)
19.02.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
11.11.1940 - 05.08.1941 a General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Directorate of Army Requirements, War Office
06.08.1941 - (04.1944) a General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Directorate of Army Requirements, Department of the Quartermaster-General to the Forces, War Office
1946? - 07.10.1953 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Stockbroker.
Lawson,
Colin
C. Lawson
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 12.04.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Capt. 26.01.1946 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Maj. 26.01.1946-(08.1946)
12.04.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      Instructor in Gunnery
26.10.1945 - (04.)1946 a Military Assistant (graded Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, War Office) to the Officer in Charge, Military Department (= Military Deputy), Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Forces, War Office
Lawson,
Francis Ryall
F.R. Lawson
Son of Thomas and Emily
Henrietta Lawson, of Dublin,
Irish Republic.
Husband of Barbara
Lawson, of Cheltenham.
1913 ?
-
22.11.1945
[age 32]
[Gloucester Old
Cemetery,
Gloucestershire,
plot B, grave
10176]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.03.1941 [176155]
WS/Lt.
01.09.1942



Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.03.1941


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Laycock,
[Sir] Robert Edward

   
Layer,
Leslie Ronald
L.R. Layer
Married; ... children (one son?).
17.11.1914
-
06.1993
Watford district, Hertfordshire
Cadet
? [5053732]
2nd Lt.
30.09.1944 [330624]
WS/Lt.
30.03.1945 (reld > 04.1946)



Officer Cadet Training Unit
30.09.1944


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Lazarus,
Kenneth Henry
"Ken"
K.H. Lazarus
Second son of Mr & Mrs R.A. Lazarus, of Wanganui, New Zealand.
Changed surname (late 1940s/early 1950s) to Lawrence.
Married (07?.1945, Melbourne) Joan Marshall (05.1917 - 09.1990), only daughter of Arthur Herbert Marshall (1888-1969), and Laura Georgina Hall (1888-1973), of Devonport, NZ; ... children (one daughter, one son?).
?
New Zealand
-
lived in Spain 1999
2nd Lt. 21.01.1944, seniority 05.10.1939 [305966]
WS/Lt. 05.04.1941
WS/Capt. ? (reld 06.06.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 06.06.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 21.06.1945 HM's birthday 45: LRDG Adriatic [presented by Governor-General of Australia at Parliament House, Brisbane 15.06.49] [citation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 22.02.1945 Mediterranean
Surveying officer, South Africa.
      East African Engineers
07.1941 - 1944 Longe Range Desert Group (LRDG)
1941 - 1943 S1, R1 & S1 (as Officer Commanding) Patrols
1943 - 1944 Officer Commanding, A Squadron
21.01.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (African Colonial Force) [emergency commission]
?     served Keny Regiment [service number 682]
Lea,
Ronald Maurice
R.M. Lea
Son of ... Lea, and ... Read.
Married ((06?).1940, Edmonton district, Essex) Constance Armitage Gate; ... children (two sons, one daughter?).
27.05.1917
Edmonton district, Essex
-
08.06.1983
Colchester district, Essex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.11.1939 [105471]
WS/Lt. 19.05.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 02.04.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946
Eficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 19.07.1949 -
? - 19.11.1939

Artists Rifles (Cadet, 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit)

19.11.1939     commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) [emergency commission]
14.04.1941     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch)
Lea,
Thomas Alfred Henry
T.A.H. Lea

Married ((09?).1922, Bucklow district, Lancashire) May D. Chambers.
(03?).1898
Northwich district, Cheshire
-
2nd Lt.
29.08.1928 [40286]
Lt.
29.08.1931
Capt.
07.11.1932
Maj.
06.07.1939 (retd 13.03.1948; age)
Military Medal MM
?
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
21.09.1944
-
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
04.01.1955
1st clasp
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
04.01.1955
2nd clasp
29.08.1928


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army (42nd (East Lancashire) Divisional Signals)
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
Leaphard,
Clark Edmond John
C.E.J. Leaphard
Son of Charles Edmund and Claire Isabel Leaphard (née Haggeman).
Brother of Capt. M.J.A. Marshall.
Married Buxey Cooper from Hove, Sussex; one daughter.
28.04.1913
-
14.12.1996
Udon Thani, Thailand
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [164608]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942
A/Capt. 10.07.1943-09.10.1943
T/Capt. 10.10.1943-12.09.1944
WS/Capt. 13.09.1944
T/Maj. 13.09.1944-14.09.1944,
20.11.1944-12.03.1948
Lt. 21.12.1946, seniority 28.04.1939
Capt. 21.12.1946, seniority 01.07.1946
T/Maj. 20.01.1949-27.04.1949
Maj. 28.04.1949 (Employed List 5 12.07.1962-15.06.1965) (retd 28.04.1958)
Military Cross MC 21.06.1945 NW Europe
      served in the ranks for 162 days
21.12.1940     commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission to 20.12.1946]
14.10.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
      attached, No. 12 Commando
30.05.1943
(06.1944)
-
-
1945
(08.1944)
attached, No. 6 Commando
Officer Commanding, No. 6 Troop
29.11.1945     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
21.12.1946     permanent commission, Royal Armoured Corps
16.08.1947     transferred, The Queen's Bays
01.01.1959     transferred, Queen's Dragoon Guards
Leaphard,
Marshall John Adam
"Spot"
M.J.A. Leaphard
Son of Charles Edmund and Claire Isabel Leaphard (née Haggeman).
Brother of Maj. C.E.J. Leaphard.
(12?).1914
Horsham district, Sussex / West Sussex
-
30.01.1945
(KIA) [age 30]
[Nederweert
War Cemetery,
The Netherlands,
IV.E.2]
2nd Lt. 12.07.1941 [197175]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. ?
T/Capt. ?
?
12.07.1941     commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
10.08.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
30.05.1943
30.05.1943
09.06.1944
-
-
-
30.01.1945
08.06.1944
30.01.1945
attached, No. 6 Commando
No. 3 Troop
Officer Commanding, No. 1 Troop

Leathley,
John
"Jack"
J. Leathley (Photo courtesy of Mr David Maxwell)
Son of Joseph William Leathley (1880-1946) & Sarah Collins.
Married (25.01.1941, Edmonton district) Lucy Thornton Shaw ((09?).1917 - 1995), youngest daughter of Walter Shaw, and Mabel Annie Leathley, and sister of P/O Harold Shaw, RAFVR, Maj. John Leathley Shaw, RA & Capt. Theodore Leathley Shaw, RASC; one daughter.
(09?).1910
Tynemouth district, Northumbeland
-
04.05.1965
Muswell Hill, London N10
2nd Lt. 19.09.1942 [246514]
WS/Lt. 19.03.1943
Paym. (with rank of Lt.) 19.03.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
(01.1941)     attached to staff at War Office
? - 19.09.1942 Officer Training Unit (RAPC)
19.09.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [emergency commission]
01.01.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Bank Manager for National Westminster.
Lee,
Edward
E. Lee
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.10.1940 [155055]
WS/Lt. 26.04.1942
WS/Capt. 09.10.1944 (reld 06.01.1945)
T/Maj. 09.10.1944-06.01.1945
Hon. Maj. 06.01.1945
? - 26.10.1940 Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
26.10.1940     commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
06.1941     escaped from Crete aboard an abandoned landing craft; stayed aboard the landing craft and landed at Mersa Matruh
09.07.1944 - 06.01.1945 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), General Staff, Central Command, India
Lee,
Geoffrey Charles
G.C. Lee
Son of ... Lee, and ... Sambleson.
11.06.1914
Halifax district, Yorkshire - West Riding / West Yorkshire
-
01.2004
Salisbury,
Wiltshire
Lt.
27.05.1940 [131410]
A/Capt.
01.05.1941-31.07.1941
T/Capt.
01.08.1941-04.05.1943
WS/Capt.
05.05.1943
A/Maj.
05.02.1943-04.05.1943
T/Maj.
05.05.1943-30.06.1943,
13.05.1946-10.06.1950
Lt.
30.01.1946, seniority 11.06.1937
Capt.
30.01.1946, seniority 11.06.1945
Maj.
11.06.1950
T/Lt.Col.
03.05.1956-31.03.1958
Lt.Col.
01.04.1958 (retd 11.06.1969)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
Italy
27.05.1940


commissioned into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (as Ordnance Mechanical Engineer 4th Class (with rank of Lieutenant)) [emergency commission to 29.01.1946]
01.10.1942


transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (as Electrical Mechanical Engineer 4th Class (with rank of Lieutenant))
30.01.1946
-
11.06.1969
permanent commission:
15.08.1947
-
21.07.1950
Deputy Assistant Director Mechanical Engineers (DADME) (Organisation), HQ EA [= East Africa?] Command
15.08.1961
-
29.10.1964
Assistant Director Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (ADEME), HQ Northern Command
MBIM, later FBIM.
Leeman,
William James Townsley
"Tim"
W.J.T. Leeman
Son of William John Leemand (1867-1935), and Mary McMaster (1867-).
Married Margaret Ethel Rook; one son, one daughter.
24.02.1895
Belfast, Ireland
-
14.05.1949
Nairobi, Kenya (formerly of Songea, Tanganyika)
2nd Lt. 28.07.1940 [218675]
WS/Lt. 28.01.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
1917 - 1919 served 4th King's African Rifles
28.07.1940     commissioned, General List (African Colonial Forces Section) [emergency commission]
      served 6th Kings African Rifles, then Military Intelligence Tanganyika
Lees,
Thomas William
T.W. Lees
21.11.1913
-
11.1995
Wiltshire
Staff Sergeant
?
2nd Lt.
15.03.1941 [175973]
WS/Lt.
?
Lt. (Electrical Mechanical Assistant Engineer)
01.11.1943
WS/Capt. (Electrical Mechanical Assistant Engineer)
15.03.1944
Capt. (Electrical Mechanical Assistant Engineer)
01.11.1946, seniority 15.03.1944 (reld 24.03.1948)
T/Maj. (Electrical Mechanical Assistant Engineer)
14.10.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
24.03.1948
15.03.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [Motor Mechanics Branch] [emergency commission to 31.10.1946]
01.10.1942


transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
01.11.1946
-
24.03.1948
short service commission
Leese,
Sir Oliver William Hargreaves

Le Fanu,
[Sir] George Victor Sheridan
G.V.S. Le Fanu
Son of late Maj.Gen. Roland Le Fanu, DSO, MC, and Marguerite (née Lumsden).
Married (1956) Elizabeth,
daughter of late Major Herbert Hall and Kitty (née Gauvain); three sons.

24.01.1925
Belper district, Derbyshire
-
05.02.2007
London
2nd Lt.
01.10.1943 [295094]
WS/Lt.
01.04.1944
2nd Lt.
06.03.1946, seniority 24.01.1946
Lt.
24.07.1947
A/Capt.
27.02.1947-26.05.1947
T/Capt.
27.05.1947-23.01.1952
Capt.
24.01.1952
T/Maj.
09.12.1952-(02.1957)
Maj.
24.01.1959 (retd 28.02.1963)
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
13.06.1987
HM's birthday

Education: Shrewsbury School; Staff College, Camberley (1959; psc)



served in the ranks for 245 days
01.10.1943


commissioned, The Coldstream Guards [emergency commission to 05.03.1946]
28.05.1944
-
15.07.1944
2nd Battalion The Coldstream Guards (Italy [wounded])
09.09.1944
-
(1945?)
2nd Battalion The Coldstream Guards
06.03.1946


permanent commission
1949
-
1952
Assistant Adjutant, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
1952
-
1955
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Coldstream Guards
1960
-
1961
Staff Captain to Vice-Quartermaster-General to the Forces, War Office
1961
-
1963
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Headquarters London District
Deputy Assistant Serjeant at Arms, House of Commons 1963-76, Assistant Serjeant at Arms 1976-81, Deputy Serjeant at Arms 1981-82, Serjeant at Arms 1982-89.
Chairman, Morley College, 1993-. Trustee, Wall Trust, 1991-.
Le Fanu,
Roland
R. Le Fanu
Married Marguerite Lumsden; at least one son.
02.06.1887
-
died between
06.1947 and
02.1957
2nd Lt.
04.11.1908 [4301]
Lt.
14.09.1911
Capt.
11.11.1914
Maj.
02.03.1928
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1929
Col. 
22.12.1935, seniority 01.07.1932
Maj.Gen.
29.08.1939, seniority 19.07.1938 (retd 26.10.1940)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.08.1938
Waziristan
Military Cross MC 01.01.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
17.10.1939
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
29.01.1919
?
Order "Al Rafidain" Fourth Class (Iraq) (29.10.1929)
Education: psc, ns



served in the ranks for 2 years, 125 days
04.11.1908


commissioned into the Leicestershire Regiment
...


...
01.03.1932
-
25.04.1935
GSO2, War Office
22.12.1935
-
31.07.1939
GSO1, Rawalpindi District (India)
29.08.1939
-
23.08.1940
General Officer Commanding, 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division (UK)
26.10.1940
-
02.06.1947
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Leftley,
William Victor

W.V. Leftley
Married ((03?).1925, Sevenoaks district, Kent) Edna M. Masson; ... children.

12.01.1900
Malling district, Kent
-
(12?).1982
Swale district, Kent
F/Cadet ? [137533]
T/2nd Lt. (Observer Officer) 03.10.1918
2nd Lt. 16.09.1940 [147585]
WS/Lt. 27.08.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 27.08.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
03.10.1918     temporary commission, Royal Air Force (Flying Branch) (100 Squadron)
16.09.1940     commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Leicester,
George William Frederic

G.W.F. Leicester (Photo courtesy of Yael Driver)
Elder son of Maj. William Frederic Leicester (1831-), Bengal Staff Corps,  and Mary Lilian Young.
Married (19.01.1932, St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, St George Hanover Square district, London) Katharine Anne Chenevix Trench (13.05.1912 - 02.11.2001), daughter of Col. Lawrence Chenevix Trench, CMG, DSO (1883-1958),and Winifred Ross Tootal (?-1969); one daughter. Katherine Leicester remarried (1945) Lt.Col. Alec Frankland (which produced two sons, one daughter).
24.04.1895
Poole district, Dorset
-
25.02.1944
Grantham & West Kesteven district, Lincolnshire
(died on active service, as result of an accident) [age 48]
[Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire, H.53]
2nd Lt. 15.08.1914 [8680]
Lt. 01.12.1914
T/Capt. 15.08.1918-10.02.1920
Capt. 12.03.1921
Maj. 02.12.1933
Lt.Col. 24.09.1938 (supernumerary 24.09.1941)
A/Col. (1943)
1914 Star 14 St - & clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mention in Despatches MID 06.01.1944 Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran)
Education: Wellington College (1908.3-1911; Bevir's; rackets VIII); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1913).
15.08.1914     commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment
07.09.1914 - 22.10.1914 served in France & Belgium (wounded; POW 1914)
17.05.1919 - 26.10.1919 Garrison Adjutant, Northern Command
(03.1931)     2nd Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Aldershot)
(06.1933)     Regimental Depot, The Cheshire Regiment (Chester)
(09.1935) - (1936) Officer Commanding, Regimental Depot, The Cheshire Regiment (Chester)
(01.1937)     1st Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Ambala, for Bombay)
(01.1938)     1st Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Bombay)
24.09.1938 - (01.1939) Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Bombay, then Khartoum, Sudan)
02.09.1940 - 06.1943 Officer Commanding, Palestine Recruiting and Training Depot at Sarafend, near Tel-Aviv, Palestine (also Inspector of Palestine Regiments)
? - 25.02.1944 attached RAF Regiment
Leigh,
Robert Arthur

R.A. Leigh
Son of ... Leigh, and ... Wagstaffe.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
19.12.1918
Prestwich district, Lancashire
-
07.1999
Exeter district, Devon
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 14.01.1940 [113573]
WS/Lt. 14.07.1941
T/Capt. 23.05.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 01.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 01.06.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. < 08.1946
Military Cross MC 10.05.1945 gallant and distinguished services in the field
? - 14.01.1940 164th Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.01.1940     commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
Leigh-Lye,
Edward James Margetson

E.J.M. Leigh-Lye
Son of Rev. Arthur Leigh-Lye, and Margaret Cordell Snee.
Married ((06.).1942, Lambeth district, London) Vida M. St J. Kiesler (née Firth) (29.08.1900 - (12?).1982).
16.08.1909
Thurloxton, Bridgwater district, Somerset
-
03.1985
Worthing district, West Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 31.05.1941 [189268]
WS/Lt.  09.09.1942 (cashiered by sentence of a General Court-Martial 28.10.1944)
T/Capt. 09.09.1942-(04.1944)
? - 31.05.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
31.05.1941     commissioned, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wals's Own Yorkshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
1942 - 10.1944 specially employed, Auxiliary Units (Intelligence Officer, East Riding of Yorkshire)
Lejeune,
Michael Leonard
"Mike"

M.L. Lejeune
Son of Francis Arnold Lejeune (1888-1977), and Hilda Agatha Gladys Brown (1892-1987).
Married (15.02.1947, New York City, NY, USA) Second Officer Margaret Helen Werden "Peggy" Wilson, WRNS (14.11.1918 - 20.08.2010), daughter of William Werden Wilson (1877-1950), and Sophie Irene Whittemore (1886-1934); two sons, one daughter.
22.03.1918
Manchester, Lancashire
-
12.2010 still alive
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.12.1942 [256083]
WS/Lt. 19.06.1943 (reld 13.11.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 13.11.1946
Education: Cate School, Carpinteria, Cal.; Yale University; Yale University Graduate School.
Teacher, St Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, 1941.
19.12.1942     commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
      11th Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps
American international finance official. Joined staff of IBRD (World Bank), 1946. Personnel Officer, 1948-1950. Assistant to Loan Director and Secretary Loan Staff Committee, Loan Department, 1950-1952. Chief of Division, Europe, Africa and Australasia Department, 1952-1957. Asisstant Director of Operations, Europe, Africa and Australasia, 1957-1963. Assistant Director of Operations, Far East, 1963-1964. Director of Administration, IBRD, IDA and IFC, 1964-1967. Director Middle East and North Africa Department, 1968-1969. Director Eastern Africa Department, 1970-1974. Executive Secretary Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 1974-1983. Senior Adviser to Vice-President Operations Policy, 1983. Consultant, 1983-...Trustee (Vice-President, 1999) Santa Barbara Foundation, 1991-1999.
Published: Partners against hunger : the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (with Warren C. Baum; 1986).
le Maistre,
Reginald Geoffrey
R.G. le Maistre (Photo courtesy of Mr Oliver le Maistre)
Married (06.10.1928, St James Church, Gerrards Cross, Eton district, Buckinghamshire) Eileen Muriel Gardner; two sons, one daughter).
30.06.1899
Hampstead district, London
-
17.07.1984
Chalfont and Gerrards Cross Hospital, Chiltern and Beaconsfield district, Buckinghamshire
2nd Lt. 21.08.1918 [15965]
Lt. 21.02.1920
Capt. 28.02.1931
Maj. 01.08.1938 (retd 30.08.1954)
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mention in Despatches MID 18.02.1938 NW Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 BEF 39-40
Iraq 1919-1920 Medal & Clasp. NW Frontier of India 1936-1937 Medal & Clasp.
Education: St George's, Harpenden; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
21.08.1918     commissioned, Royal Fusiliers
27.10.1918 - 11.11.1918 served in France & Belgium
01.01.1921 - 31.08.1923 seconded,  2nd Armoured Car Company (Tank Corps) (Mesopotamia (Iraq))
01.09.1923     transferred, Royal Tanks Corps [later: Royal Tank Regiment] - Royal Armoured Corps
01.01.1924 - 31.12.1927 Assistant Instructor (Class GG), Tank Driving and Maintenance School (Bovington Camp, Dorset)
(1928)     3rd Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Lydd, Kent)
(03.1931)     2nd Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Farnborough)
(06.1933)     1st Armoured Car Company (Cawnpore & Calcutta)
(01.1937)     1st (Light) Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Perham Down)
(01.1939)     5th Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Perham Down)
1940     Officer Commanding, HQ Squadron, 1st Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade (France)
Lentaigne,
Walter David Alexander
see:
Indian Army  
Leslie,
Bertram Lind

B.L. Leslie
Son of ... Leslie, and ... McCann.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
22.07.1917
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
08.1989
Sudbury district, Essex
Cadet ? [14681170]
2nd Lt. 06.05.1944 [320088]
WS/Lt. 06.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
A?/Capt. 1946?
06.05.1944     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
Lester,
Alfred John

A.J. Lester
Son of Alfred Lester, and Marjorie Phipps, of Wallingford, Berkshire.
(09?).1917
Wallingford, Berkshire
-
01.08.1944
(KIA) [age 27]
[St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, France, XV.G.2]

2nd Lt.
13.03.1943 [267238]
WS/Lt. 
13.09.1943
13.03.1943
 
 
commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
01.08.1944
7th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment
Leuchars,
Peter Raymond

P.R. Leuchars

Son of Raymond Leuchars, and Helen Inez Copland-Griffiths, of White Lodge, Alfriston, Sussex.
Married (1953) the Hon. Gillian Wightman Nivison, daughter of 2nd Baron Glendyne and Ivy May Rose, of Bournemouth; one son.

29.10.1921
London
-
17.07.2009
hospital
2nd Lt.
02.08.1941 [200120]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
02.01.1946, seniority 29.04.1944
A/Capt.
26.02.1945-25.05.1945
T/Capt.
26.05.1945-19.09.1946
...
...
Maj.Gen.
12.09.1972 (retd 08.03.1976)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
16.05.1967
Borneo Territories 66
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
Palestine 46-47
Education: Bradfield College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc).



served in the ranks for 161 days
02.08.1941
 
 
commissioned, The Welsh Guards [emergency commission to 01.01.1946]
(10.1943)
 
 
Liaison Officer, HQ 4th Guards Brigade (Malton, Yorkshire [wounded])
1944
-
1944
Platoon Commander, 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards (NW Europe [wounded])
01.1945
-
1945
3rd Battalion The Welsh Guards (France & Italy)
1945
-
1948
Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards (Palestine)
02.01.1946
 
 
permanent commission
...
-
...
...
Chief Commander, St John Ambulance, 1980-1989 (Commissioner-in-Chief, 1978-1980 and 1985-1986).
Levay,
Douglas Stanley
T.W. Lewis
Married (17.09.1938, Edinburgh, Scotland) Agnes Addison Forbes (10.11.1907 - 25.06.1974); one son.
15.06.1908
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
23.12.1985
Elgin, Moray, Scotland
2nd Lt. 21.08.1942 [243018]
WS/Lt. 21.02.1943 (reld 03.01.1946; disability)
Hon. Lt. 03.01.1946
21.08.1942     commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission]
? - 06.1944 7th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (seriously wounded at Chaux during Operation Epsom)
Levell,
John [James Peter]
J. Levell (Photo courtesy of Mr Neil A. Lewis)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Francis James James Levell (1881-1946), brasscaster, and Annie Lavinia Caine (1883-1962).
Married 1st ((12?).1945, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire) Audrey Margaret Stark (1915 - 15.10.1961), widow (with two sons) of Sgt. Henry Anthony Montagu Lyons, RAFVR (1910-1944), and daughter (with one sister) of Thomas Henry Stark (1887-1959), and Maud Kennedy (1888-1965); one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd ((06?).1969, Cardiganshire North district, Cardiganshire) Gwyneth L. Childs.
27.02.1915
35 Ellington Road, Aston, Brimingham
-
17.11.1973
Carmarthen
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 12.11.1939 [105398]
WS/Lt. 12.05.1941
WS/Capt. 08.01.1942 (dispersal 17.04.1948) (reld 07.09.1948)
A/Maj. 08.10.1941-07.01.1942
T/Maj. 08.01.1942-(04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St 16.12.1949 -
Burma Star Bur St 16.12.1949 -
Defence Medal Def M 16.12.1949 -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 16.12.1949 -
15.09.1939 - 11.11.1939 served in the ranks for 59 days:
? - 26.11.1939 Cadet, No. 1 Training Battalion RASC (Aldershot)
12.11.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
12.11.1939 - 15.05.1940 UK:
      1st Armoured Divisional Troops Company RASC
27.11.1939     No. 4 Training Centre RASC (Margate) (driver instruction)
16.05.1940 - 16.06.1940 British Expeditionary Force (France & Belgium): embarked with Draft 0073
17.06.1940 - 21.10.1940 UK: embarked from Glasgow to India
22.10.1940 - 11.12.1945 India (1941-1943) & Burma/Assam (1943-1945):
? - 01.11.1945 45 Company RIASC General Transport
12.12.1945 - 15.03.1946 UK
16.03.1946 - 15.04.1948 British Army of the Rhine
Lever,
the Rev. Clifford
?
-

[perhaps:
21.12.1899
-
08.1987
Droxford,
Hampshire ??]
Chaplain to the Forces 4th class 
03.07.1939 [...] (ranking as Capt.)
03.07.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Chaplain's Department - Reserve of Officers [Methodist]
24.08.1939
-
(04.1946)
mobilized
Published: On my heart too! : the epic of Calais, 1940 (1943)
Levy,
William Phineas

W.P. Levy
Birth registered under the name Phineas William Levy. Changed last name to Lang in 1952.
Son of Samuel Leon Levy (1892-1977), and Hannah Popper (1895-1976).
Married 1st ((03?).1952, Chelsea district, Middlesex) Daphne E. Birch; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1993, Kensington and Chelsea district, London) Jacqueline C. Frossard.

AJEX - The Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women

20.07.1923
Hendon, London
-
26.12.2004
Ealing, London
Cadet ? [7945250]
2nd Lt.
11.02.1945 [341492]
WS/Lt.
11.08.1945 (reld 31.12.1946)
Hon. Lt.
31.12.1946



served in Tunisia & Italy
11.02.1945


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Lewenhaupt,
Erik Oskar Sten Reinhold [Gustafsson]

E.O.S.R. Lewenhaupt E.O.S.R. Lewenhaupt

11.10.1903
Stora Väst-Tibble, Bro sn, Sweden
-
15.11.1954
Oscar, Stockholms stad, Sweden
Cadet ? [T/14407089]
2nd Lt. 01.04.1944 [314758]
WS/Lt. 23.09.1944
T/Capt. 13.01.1945-(04.1947)
WS/Capt. ? (reld 13.12.1948)
Hon. Maj. 13.12.1948
01.04.1944     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Lewes,
John Steel
"Jock"

J.S. Lewes
J.S. Lewes
J.S. Lewes J.S. Lewes
J.S. Lewes
J.S. Lewes
Son of Arthur Harold and Elsie Steel Lewes, of Hanworth, Middlesex.
Engaged to be married to Mirren Barford, an Oxford undergraduate.

21.12.1913
Calcutta, India
-
30.12.1941
(KIA) [age 28]
[Alamein Memorial, Egypt, column 53]
2nd Lt. TA
05.07.1935 (reld 12.01.1938)
2nd Lt.
28.10.1939 [65419]
WS/Lt.
?
Education: King's School, Parramatta; Christ Church College, Oxford University (MA; President Oxford University Boat Club, 1937).
05.07.1935
 
 
commissioned, General List - University Candidates - Territorial Army 



served, 1st Battalion, The Tower Hamlets Rifles, Rifle Brigade
28.10.1939


commissioned, Welsh Guards [emergency commission]



seconded, No. 8 Commando
?
-
30.12.1941
seconded, "L" Detachment, Special Air Service Brigade [founding member of the Special Air Service (SAS); created the "Lewes bomb", a blast-incendiary field expedient explosive device] (killed in action while returning from Nofilia airfield raid when the truck he was travelling in was attacked by a Messerschmitt; he was buried in the desert)
Literature: John Lewes, Jock Lewes : co-founder of the SAS (2000)
Lewis,
Anthony Job
A.J. Lewis (Photo courtesy of Mr Roy Dadge)
Son of Arthur Lewis, and of Elizabeth Lewis, of Freshwater, Isle of Wight.
03.10.1911
-
19.05.1940
Tournai
(KIA) [age 28]
[Dunkirk Memorial, France, column 52]
2nd Lt. 27.08.1931 [52655]
Lt. 27.08.1934
Capt. 27.08.1939
Education: Marlborough (Cotton House; 09.1925-12.1929); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
27.08.1931     commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers
(06.1933)     1st Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Tidworth)
(09.1935) - (01.1937) 2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Hong Kong)
(01.1938)     2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Shanghai (temporary), for Sudan)
(01.1939)     2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Lucknow)
? - 19.05.1940 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers (BEF)
Lewis,
Bridges George McGibbon
"Bunny"

B.G.McG. Lewis
From Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
Also known as: M[a]cGibbon-Lewis, Bridges George

12.11.1918
Kensington, London
-
07.09.2001
Westminster, London SW1V
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.11.1940 [156583]
WS/Lt. 02.05.1942
T/Capt. 11.03.1945-(05.1946)
Military Cross MC 24.08.1944 Italy [citation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe
? - 02.11.1940 either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940     commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
06.1941     escaped from Crete aboard an abandoned landing craft; taken POW by the Italian submarine Adua which intercepted the landing craft; escaped after being landed in Italy and fought with the partisans
17.09.1944     transferred, Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps [cancelled 01.01.1946]
Songwriter/producer/theatrical agent.
Lewis,
Cyril Kenneth Hugh

C.K.H. Lewis
Son of ... Lewis, and ... Bartless.
04.09.1913
West Ham district, Essex / Greater London
-
01.1989
Surrey Northern district, Surrey
2nd Lt.
19.09.1942 [245276]
WS/Lt.
? (reld 18.04.1944; ill-health)
Hon. Lt.
18.04.1944
19.09.1942


commissioned, Reconnaissance Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]



served in North Africa
Lewis,
John Theodore

J.T. Lewis
?
-
2nd Lt.
22.04.1942 [232642]
WS/Lt.
22.10.1942
22.04.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Lewis,
John Thomas
J.T. Lewis
10.08.1908
-
12.1997
Kings Lynn,
Norfolk
2nd Lt.
11.01.1942 [223715]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
01.12.1946, seniority 11.01.1942
Capt.
10.12.1948, seniority 11.01.1948
Lt. (QM)
01.12.1951, seniority 25.05.1951
Maj. (QM)
29.11.1953 (retd 01.09.1956)
11.01.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
01.12.1946


short service commission
01.12.1951


regular commission
01.09.1956
-
11.08.1963
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Lewis,
Richard Alfred

R.A. Lewis
Son of Richard H. Lewis, and Margaret Glazier.
Married ...; ... children.
11.1911
Camberwell district, London
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.12.1941 [220451]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 07.05.1943-17.07.1944
WS/Capt. 18.07.1944
WS/Maj. 1947/48?
Maj. 25.01.1951, seniority 03.08.1948
Lt.Col. 15.12.1952, seniority 27.08.1951 (reld 11.03.1954)
Hon. Lt.Col. 11.03.1954
13.12.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
      served in India
25.05.1951 - 11.03.1954 Supplementary Reserve of Officers
Emigrated to Australia, 23.03.1954.
Lewis,
St Hilary Wilfred Tamar
St.H.W.T. Lewis
Married 1st Diana Mary Lewis (died 14.10.1947).
Married 2nd Anne ...; one daughter, one son.
11.12.1911
Oxhey,
Hertfordshire

-
24.12.1994
Penrith,
Cumberland
2nd Lt.
03.02.1934, seniority 01.09.1932
Lt.
01.09.1935
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt.
03.12.1939-31.08.1940
Capt.
01.09.1940
A/Maj.
07.04.1941-04.06.1941,
03.12.1941-03.01.1942
T/Maj.
04.01.1942-13.12.1942,
23.01.1943-27.03.1943,
01.04.1943-(01.1946)
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 06.02.1949)
Hon. Lt.Col.
06.02.1949
NW Frontier of India 1836-37 Medal & Clasp



from Territorial Army - University Candidates
03.02.1934


commissioned, Royal Norfolk Regiment



served in India & Burma
Col Lewis had a long career in the Army, followed by 25 years as a Land Agent in Penrith. He was born in 1911 at Oxhey, Herts and educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge. Soon after leaving Cambridge he was commissioned in 1932 into the Royal Norfolk Regiment with which he spent all his army career. He served in the peace-time Army in India, then was recalled home on the outbreak of war in 1939. He returned to India and Burma to take part in the Far East campaigns. After the war he was a member of the occupying force in Germany. Col Lewis married Diana Bury in 1946. She died in 1948. He retired from the Army in 1949 and in 1951 married Miss Anne Dillingham Blackett-Ord. In 1953 they moved to Newton-Reigny and he became a Land Agent. He loved the work, particularly aspects dealing with the forestry. A man of the trees, knowledgeable, practical and happy to help with the physical work of planting them, he was also a keen shot, content to walk miles with a gun under his arm and he thoroughly enjoying a day's shooting. He and his wife devoted a great deal of time to many voluntary works and he will be particularly missed by the Calvert Trust, as he was their treasurer for ten years. Col Lewis will be missed by a wide circle of friends particularly in his parish where he was a friend to all.
Lewis,
T W
T.W. Lewis
?
-
2nd Lt.
15.07.1939
WS/Lt.
08.01.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
08.01.1940-(04.1941),
27.05.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
15.07.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
Lewis,
Thomas William
T.W. Lewis
?
-
2nd Lt.
20.09.1941 [207335]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
01.07.1945
20.09.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Lewis,
Thomas William Lutwyche
T.W.L. Lewis
From Sanderstead.
18.08.1918
-
2nd Lt.
18.08.1939 [70833]
WS/Lt.
26.01.1940
Lt.
18.02.1941
A/Capt.
26.10.1939-25.01.1940
T/Capt.
26.01.1940-10.04.1941
WS/Capt.
11.04.1941
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
11.01.1941-10.04.1941
T/Maj.
11.04.1941-31.10.1941
Maj.
18.08.1952 (retd 31.05.1959)
A/Lt.Col.
26.04.1945-20.05.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
28.06.1945
Italy



from Territorial Army
18.08.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps
Lewis,
Thomas William Stanley
T.W.S. Lewis
?
-
2nd Lt.
22.08.1942 [243248]
WS/Lt.
22.02.1943
T/Capt.
16.12.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
22.08.1942


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
Lewton-Brain,
Eustace Gerrard
E.G. Lewton-Brain
Son of Lawrence Lewton-Brain, MA (1879-1922), of Kuala Lumpur, and Anne Elizabeth O'Meara (1877-1967), of Parkstone, Dorset.
Brother of 2nd Lt. Derek Lewton-Brain, Army in Burma Reserdve of Officers, and Lt. Gerald Evan Lewton-Brain, Indian Army.
Married ((06?).1943, Kensington district, London) Colette E.M. Wright, daughter of Mr & Mrs Denis Melville Wright, of Kensington, London.
20.09.1911
Malaysia
-
07.04.1944
[age 32]
[Enugu Township Cemetery, Nigeria, European Section, grave 30]
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 18.05.1940 [132755]
WS/Lt. 18.11.1941
T/Capt. 11.02.1942-07.04.1944
? - 18.05.1940 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.05.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Leyton,
Geoffrey Bertrand
G.C. Lightfoot
Son (with one brother) of Albert Sydney F. Grunbaum (1869-1921), and Helen Gertrude Stewart (1883-1959).
Married ((06?).1945, Oxford district, Oxfordshire) Sheila Robertson Dalgliesh (19.04.1915 - 03.1997), daughter of William Dalgliesh (1881-1950), and Juliet Jemima Cuthbert (1890-1950); two daughters, one son.
25.08.1913
Manchester
-
30.06.1997
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
Lt. 19.12.1939 [114368]
WS/Capt. 19.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Education: Cambridge University & Westminster Hospital; MD Camb 1946; MB BChir 10.05.1938; MRCS Eng LRCP Lond 1938; DCP Univ Lond 1947.
19.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      captured in North Africa; POW in Italian, later German captivity
Consulting Pathologist, Hollymoor Hospital, Northfield, Birmingham. Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine. Member, Assosciation of Clinical Pathologists. Late Director, Provincial Laboratory Winnipeg, Canada. Honorary Physician, Westminster Hospital. Emigrated to Australia, 1963. Consultant Pathologist, Wimmera Base Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
Liardet,
Sir Claude Francis
C.F. Liardet
C.F. Liardet
C.F. Liardet C.F. Liardet 
Youngest son of late Commander H.M. Liardet, HMIN.
Married 1st (1906) Dorothy Hopper, youngest daughter of A.R. Hopper, MD (marriage dissolved 1927); one son (Lt.Gen. Henry Maughan Liardet, CB, CBE, DSO), one daughter.
Married 2nd (1928) Dorothy
Clare Borrett, OBE 1946, only daughter of late Adm. George Holmes Borrett, CB; one son.

26.09.1881
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
05.03.1966
Chiddingfold, Surrey
2nd Lt.
15.03.1899 [7191]
Lt.
21.06.1899
Capt.
08.03.1905
Maj.
1914
Bt. Lt.Col.
03.06.1919
Lt.Col.
25.04.1922
Bt. Col.
25.04.1926
Col.
25.04.1927, seniority 25.04.1926
Maj.Gen.
23.06.1938 (retd 25.09.1951)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB
01.02.1937
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1917
New Year 17
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
?
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
04.08.1950
& 2 clasps
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.07.1919
?
WWI: BWM, VM
Education: Bedford School.
15.03.1899
 
 
commissioned, 1st Lancashire Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers) (transferred 01.04.1908 to Lancashire and Cheshire Royal Garrison Artillery on formation of Territorial Force)



served European War (Brevet Lt­Col, DSO, despatches four times)



commanded 125th Heavy Battery, RGA (France and Flanders) & 23rd Heavy Artillery Brigade; also Brigade Major, Heavy Artillery Australian Corps (17.01.1917-...) & General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), XIII Corps (29.10.1918-...)
1919


Commander, Lancashire and Cheshire Coast Brigade RA
25.04.1922
-
25.04.1927
Commander, 106th Lancashire Yeomanry Brigade RFA, TA
01.09.1929
-
01.09.1933
Commander, 64th (7th London) Field Brigade RA, TA
1934
-
14.12.1934
Commander Royal Artillery, 47th Division
15.12.1934
-
07.03.1938
Commander Royal Artillery, The London Division
23.06.1938
-
17.11.1940
General Officer Commanding, 1st London Division (until 6.1940 The London Divion, TA), redesignated as:
18.11.1940
-
26.01.1941
General Officer Commanding, 56th (London) Division
27.01.1941
-
1942
specially employed: Inspector of Aerodrome Defences, Air Ministry
1942
-
1945
Director­General, Ground Defence, Air Ministry
12.02.1942
-
1945
Commandant, Royal Air Force Regiment
President Corporation of Insurance Brokers, 1947-1951. Director of Bevington, Vaizey and Foster Ltd, Lloyd's. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County of London, 29.01.1945. Honorary Colonel 64th (7th London) Field Brigade RA, TA, 16.10.1937-16.10.1953.
Liardet,
Henry Maughan
"Bill"
H.M. Liardet
Son of late Maj.Gen. Sir Claude Francis Liardet, KBE, CB, DSO, TD, DL, and Dorothy, youngest daughter of A.R. Hopper, MD.
Married 1st (1933) Joan Sefton Constable (died 1991), daughter of Maj. G.S. Constable, MC, JP; three sons (one being R.Adm. Guy Francis Liardet, CB, CBE, RN).
Married 2nd (1994) Mrs
Barbara Corcoran.
Residence: (1945) Chiddingford.

27.10.1906
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
08.02.1996
Arundel, West Sussex
2nd Lt.
27.10.1927 [31303]
Lt.
28.10.1930
Capt.
01.04.1937
A/Maj.
29.07.1940-28.10.1940
T/Maj.
29.10.1940-19.12.1941
WS/Maj.
20.12.1941
Maj.
27.10.1944
A/Lt.Col.
20.09.1941-19.12.1941
T/Lt.Col.
20.12.1941-29.07.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
30.07.1944
Lt.Col.
10.03.1949
A/Col.
30.01.1944-29.07.1944
T/Col.
30.07.1944-19.11.1945,
01.07.1946-04.12.1948
Col.
04.08.1950 (supernumerary 04.08.1956)
A/Brig.
22.05.1945-19.09.1945,
10.06.1947-09.08.1947
T/Brig.
10.08.1947-04.12.1948,
31.07.1950-02.05.1954
Brig.
03.05.1954
T/Maj.Gen.
?
Maj.Gen.
06.10.1958 (retd 02.05.1964)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
11.06.1960
HM's birthday 60
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
19.04.1945
Italy
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.12.1945
Italy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
09.09.1942
Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy
Education: Bedford School; Staff College, Camberley (1939; psc); Imperial Defence College (1955; idc)
1924


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
27.10.1927


commissioned, Royal Tank Corps (later: Royal Tank Regiment)
1927
-
1938
service UK, India, Egypt:
1928
-
1930
2nd Battalion Royal Tank Corps (UK)
1930
-
1935
10th Armoured Car Company, Royal Tank Corps (India)
1935
-
1935
3rd Battalion Royal Tank Corps (UK)
11.12.1935
-
18.08.1936
Staff Officer (Class FF), HQ Armoured Mobile Force (Egypt) (temporarily)
21.01.1937
-
20.01.1939
Adjutant, Royal Tank Corps Depot (Bovington Camp)
31.10.1939
-
28.07.1940
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office (London)
29.07.1940
-
19.09.1941
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (London) (also secretary to Tank Users' Committee)
1941
-
1945
active service in Egypt, North Africa, Italy:
20.09.1941
-
11.11.1941
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, ...
12.01.1941
-
14.05.1942
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 10th Armoured Division (Alamein)
15.05.1942
-
05.07.1942
Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
10.07.1942
-
16.12.1942
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), [10th Armoured Division ?]
16.12.1942
-
26.01.1944
Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
30.01.1944
-
10.10.1944
Commandant, 1st Armoured Replacement Group
11.10.1944
-
21.05.1945
Second-in-Command, 25th Tank Brigade
(later Assault Brigade)
22.05.1945
-
19.09.1945
Commander, 25th Armoured
Engineer Brigade Royal Engineers (Italy) (despatches twice)
29.11.1945
-
30.06.1946
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, ...
01.07.1946
-
13.12.1946
Colonel in charge of Administration, ...
05.01.1947
-
08.04.1947
Commander Detachment, 1st Armoured Division, Palestine (Second-in-Command, Armoured Brigade)
10.06.1947
-
31.12.1947
Brigadier, Royal Armoured Corps, Middle East Land Forces
01.01.1948
-
14.05.1948
Brigadier General Staff, Middle East Land Forces
15.05.1948
-
22.09.1948
Brigadier, Royal Armoured Corps, Middle East Land Forces
1949
-
1950
Commanding Officer, 8th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
31.07.1950
-
07.01.1953
Deputy Director, Manpower Planning (B), War
Office (London)
19.01.1953
-
01.12.1954
Commander, 23rd Armoured Brigade (Territorial Army)
23.01.1956
-
1958
Chief of Staff, British Joint Services Mission (Army Staff), Washington, DC
22.11.1956
-
16.10.1958
also: Army ADC to the Queen
1958
-
1961
Director-General of Fighting Vehicles, War Office (London)
1961
-
04.04.1964
Deputy Master-General of the Ordnance, Ministry of Defence
02.05.1964
-
27.10.1966
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Colonel Commandant, Royal Tank Regiment, 1961-1967. Director, British Sailors' Society, 1961-1978; Chairman, SS&AFA West Sussex Committee, 1966-1985. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Sussex, 1964-1974, W Sussex 1974-. W Sussex CC, 1964-1974; Alderman, 1970-1974. President Sussex Council, Royal British Legion, 1975-1981.
Liddell,
Sir Clive Gerard
"Jock"
C.G. Liddell C.G. Liddell
C.G. Liddell
Son of late Lt.Col. John Liddell, and Ellen Jane Gerard, of Huddersfield.
Married 1st (1914) Clare Lambert Roberts (died 1917).
Married 2nd (1918) Hilda Jessie Bisset, widow of Lieut Maurice Cane; one
son, one daughter.

01.05.1883
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
-
09.09.1956
Chelsea, Greater London
2nd Lt.
22.10.1902 [12844]
Lt.
13.05.1905
Capt.
17.10.1908
T/Maj.
05.11.1914-02.01.1916
Maj.
22.10.1917
T/Lt.Col.
03.01.1916-30.04.1922
Bt. Lt.Col.
23.10.1917
Bt. Col.
23.06.1923
Col.
02.03.1928, seniority 23.10.1921
T/Brig.
16.06.1931-29.12.1933
Maj.Gen.
30.12.1933 (half-pay 07.03.1934) (full pay 01.01.1935)
T/Lt.Gen.
13.12.1937-28.01.1938
Lt.Gen.
29.01.1938
Gen.
05.09.1941, seniority 06.02.1941 (retd 01.11.1942)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
02.01.1939
New Year 39
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1935
New Year 35
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
03.06.1918
HM's birthday 18: for services rendered in connection with the war
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1919
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
17.02.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.06.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.06.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
06.07.1918
?
Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society RHMbr
25.08.1926
* [case 48630]
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
& clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Order of the Crown of Italy, 4th class
* For the rescue from drowning, at St. Lunaire, Britanny, France, of Mrs. Norris, her son aged nine, and his governess, who had been swept out by the current.
Education: Uppingham; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Imperial Defence College (idc, 1927); Staff College (psc, 1919)
22.10.1902


commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment
23.03.1908
-
22.03.1911
Adjutant, ...
01.04.1912
-
15.10.1914
Staff Captain, 6 District, Northern Command (played rugby for the Army in 1912)
1914
-
1918
served European War, 1914-1918 in France & Belgium [15.10.1914-09.12.1916] (despatches 6 times, DSO, CMG, CBE, Bt Lt.Col.)
05.11.1914
-
02.01.1916
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), ... (France)
03.01.1916
-
07.12.1916
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), ... (France)
11.12.1916
-
06.02.1917
specially employed, War Office
07.02.1917
-
28.02.1919
Assistant Adjutant General (AAG), War Office (temporary)
01.03.1919
-
30.04.1922
Instructor (Assistant Adjutant General (AAG)), Staff College
1923
-
1925
Deputy Administrator British Empire Exhibition
(1926)
 
 
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
02.03.1928
-
15.06.1931
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
16.06.1931
-
06.04.1934
Commander, 8th Infantry Brigade (Southern Command)
01.01.1935
-
26.11.1935
General Officer Commanding, 47th (2nd London) Division TA (London District)
27.11.1935
-
12.12.1937
General Officer Commanding, 4th Division (Eastern Command)
13.12.1937
-
30.06.1939
Adjutant-General to the Forces, War Office & a Member of the Army Council
11.07.1939
-
14.05.1941
Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar
1941
-
1942
Inspector-General for Training (Home Forces)
Colonel, Leicestershire Regiment, 22.03.1943-1948. Governor, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 27.10.1943-27.10.1949. Director of Ambulance, Order of St John, 1943-1948; Acting Chief Commissioner, St John Ambulance Brigade, 1943-1947. 
Chairman; 1st County Finance Co., 1948, A.H. Fuller Ltd, 1950, Wessex Central Concentrator Plant Ltd, 1952, Eureka Scientific Co. Ltd, 1954, Wilchester Permanent Building Society, 1955, Southall and Wembley Laundries, 1945.
Liddle,
Martin Napier
M.N. Liddle (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas)
?
New Zealand
-
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [203465]
WS/Capt. 22.11.1943 (reld 17.04.1946)
Hon. Maj. 17.04.1946
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
23.08.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Lightfoot,
George Cecil
G.C. Lightfoot
Son of Joseph Foster Lightfoot (1875-1959), and Eleanor Dickinson.
Married ((09?).1928, Lancaster, Lancashire) Mary Kendall (1903 - ); one son, one daughter.
(09?).1903
Lancaster, Lancashire
-
1966
Victoria, Australia
2nd Lt. 20.06.1940 [135532]
WS/Lt. 20.12.1941 (reld 07.11.1945)
T/Capt. 01.10.1942-07.11.1945
Hon. Capt. 07.11.1945
20.06.1940     commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) [emergency commission]
Lillicrap,
Wilfred Lancelot
T.A. Lines
Son (with two sisters) of William John Lillicrap (1868-1954), and Emily Bunker (1870-1964).
Cousin of Maj. Cyril William Roy Cann, Royal Artillery, and F/Lt. Gilbert Howard Cann, RAF.
Married ((06?).1933, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Rosalie Alice "Paddy" Paddon ((09?).1910 - 28.01.2008); two sons.
06.09.1900
Plympton St Mary, Devon
-
(03?).1979
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
WS/Staff Sgt.Maj. ?
Lt. (Asst.Paym.) 11.11.1942 [252784]
WS/Capt. 11.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
WW I     Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment [59330] & Army Pay Corps [7658176]
11.11.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [emergency commission]
Limer,
Harold
H. Limer
Son of Fred Limer, and Eleanor Annie Telford.
Married; ... children (one son?).
04.10.1919
South Shields district, Co. Durham
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.03.1941 [180449]
WS/Lt.
29.09.1942
Lt.
24.11.1945, seniority 01.07.1942
A/Capt.
17.05.1943-16.08.1943
T/Capt.
17.08.1943-27.02.1946
WS/Capt.
28.02.1946
Capt.
31.12.1946
A/Maj.
24.07.1945-09.09.1945,
16.01.1946-27.02.1946
T/Maj.
28.02.1946-02.06.1946
Maj.
31.12.1953 (retd 22.06.1959)



served in the ranks for 1 year, 52 days
?
-
28.03.1941
either Sandhurst or 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.03.1941


commissioned, 23rd Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 23.11.1945]
summer1942
 
 
posted, 40th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
24.11.1945
 
 
permanent commission, Royal Armoured Corps
03.01.1947
 
 
transferred, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps
Lince,
Denis Liege
D.L. Lince (Photo courtesy of Mrs Patricia Lince) D.L. Lince (Photo courtesy of Mrs Patricia Lince)
Son of Lucien Lince, and Charlotte May Smith.
Married (29.06.1949) Patricia Molly "Pat" Kiddy; five children.
23.08.1914
Mildenhall district, Suffolk
-
11.02.1998
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 16.08.1941 [201900]
WS/Lt. 21.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 21.05.1942-(04.1946)
? - 16.08.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
16.08.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
From 1946 chartered accountant, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Lindsell,
Robert Anthony
"Bob"
R.A. Lindsell
Married ...; ... children.
18.01.1915
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
-
23.06.2009
Salisbury, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 31.01.1935 [64536]
Lt. 31.01.1938
A/Capt. 24.06.1940-31.08.1940,
06.12.1940-27.12.1940
T/Capt. 28.12.1940-07.01.1941,
08.03.1941-16.01.1942
WS/Capt. 17.01.1942
Capt. 31.01.1943
A/Maj. 17.10.1941-16.01.1942
T/Maj. 17.01.1942-02.07.1942,
24.08.1942-11.12.1944.,
08.02.1945-11.11.1945
WS/Maj. 12.11.1945
Maj. 31.01.1948
A/Lt.Col. 12.08.1945-11.11.1945
T/Lt.Col. 12.11.1945-02.03.1948,
25.07.1950-01.08.1952,
01.10.1953-17.01.1956
Lt.Col. 18.01.1956 (supernumerary 18.01.1959)
T/Col. 01.12.1959-18.01.1961
Col. 19.01.1961
T/Brig. 06.03.1964-18.01.1965
Brig. 19.01.1965 (retd 05.05.1972)
Military Cross MC 08.12.1945 Italy
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
NW Frontier of India 1937-39 Medal & Clasp.
Education: St Peter's College, Radley (D., 3rd term 1928-2nd term 1933; School Prefect; winner of the Adam Fox Essay Prize 1932 & 1933, member of Radley Eight 1933); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (Tactics Prize, passed out 5th); Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (2nd class mechanical sciences, part I, MA); long electrical and mechanical course, School of Military Engineering.
31.01.1935     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
(09.1935) - (01.1937) Cambridge
(01.1938) - (01.1939) served in India
22.07.1942 - 04.08.1943 Staff Officer Royal Engineers, 2nd grade (SORE2), India
(1944)     10th Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers and Miners, Indian Field Company (Italy) (MC)
25.07.1950 - 04.05.1952 Chief Instructor, ... (Pakistan Army)
01.10.1953 - 07.11.1955 Chief Instructor, 12 SME
01.12.1959 - 09.05.1961 Deputy Commander (Col.), HQ ESE UK
19.6.1961 - 14.07.1963 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), British Joint Services Missin, Washington
06.03.1964 - 14.09.1964 DREE, War Office
15.09.1964 - (02.1967) DFVE, Ministry of Defence
1969 - 1972 also: ADC to HM the Queen
FIMechE, FIEE.
Lindsey,
Peter Kenneth John
see:
Indian Army
 
Lines,
Thomas Arthur
T.A. Lines
?
-
2nd Lt.
10.07.1940 [141056]
WS/Lt.
18.05.1941
T/Capt.
22.06.1942-14.01.1944
WS/Capt.
15.01.1944
T/Maj.
23.10.1944-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
Italy
10.07.1940


commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
Ling,
Harvey Peter Lindsay *
P.H.L. Ling (Photo courtesy of Mr Barnaby Ling)
* order of first names is officially P.H.L., but (initially) registered in the Army as H.P.L.
03.10.1916
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
-
c. 2000 ?
Northampton
2nd Lt.
07.10.1939 [100361]
WS/Lt.
07.04.1941
T/Capt.
02.01.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
? (reld 24.09.1946)
T/Maj.
1946?
Hon. Maj.
24.09.1946
2nd Lt. TA
24.09.1946
A/Capt. TA
01.09.1949
Lt. TA
01.04.1950, seniority  24.09.1946
Capt. RARO
01.04.1950
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
NW Europe
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
22.08.1952
-
Education: Oundle School; Queen's College, Cambridge
07.10.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(06.1944)
-
(05.1945)
General HQ Liaison Regiment ("Phantom") (NW Europe; operating with 2nd Canadian Corps)
01.04.1950


Regular Army Reserve of Officers
24.09.1946
-
12.07.1956
Oundle School Contingent, Combined Cadet Force (Territorial Army - General List)
After the war he taught at Oundle School.
Linter,
Frank Cyril
F.C. Linter
Son of Henry Howard Ernest Linter (1864-1942), and Florence Annie White (1868-1943).
Married ((06?).1927, Camberwell district, London) Marjorie Kate Baskett (19.04.1902 - 01.1988), daughter of George Baskett (1874-), and Alice Maria Blyth (1874-1956); one son.
15.11.1899
Peckham, Camberwell district, London
-
09.1981
Bromley district, Kent
T/2nd Lt. 03.03.1919
Lt. 31.10.1924, seniority 19.10.1922
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. ?
03.03.1919     commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Service Battalions) [temporary commission]
18.01.1922 - 15.11.1949 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class II) [attained age limit]
24.08.1939     mobilized RARO
Lister,
John William Stephen
J.W.S. Lister
Son of an Army officer in the 4th Dragoons, who served in India for years, and during WWI had been recalled to the 6th Iniskilling.
14.04.1910
-
08.1996
Oxford,
Oxfordshire
WS/Sgt.Maj.
(Clerk of Works)

06.03.1942 [1863544]
2nd Lt.
04.10.1946 [274367]
T/Capt.
02.09.1947-17.06.1952
Lt. (QM)
18.06.1952, seniority 19.09.1951
Capt. (QM)
18.06.1952, seniority 19.09.1951
T/Maj.
18.06.1952-04.01.1953,
01.05.1954-06.09.1956
Maj. (QM)
07.08.1956 (retd 11.03.1961)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - - (with clasp 8th Army)
Italy Star It St - -
France & Germany Star Fr & G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
General Service Medal 1918 GenSM ? ? (with clasp Malaya)
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM ? ? (with bar)



did a correspondent course on quantity surveying
?
-
?
served in the ranks for 14 years, 247 days - Royal Engieners
?
-
?
served as [Regimental] Warrant Officer, Class II for 2 years, 182 days
?
-
?
served as [Regimental] Warrant Officer, Class I for 5 years, 207 days
04.10.1946


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [immediate emergency commission to 31.05.1947]
01.06.1947


short service commission
18.06.1952


permanent commission
Little,
David Fountaine
see: Indian Army officers' section  
Littleboy,
Alfred Donald
A.D. Littleboy
Son of ... Littleboy, and ... Wilson.
Married ((03?).1943, Surrey North Eastern district) Queenie G. Lock.
26.04.1921
Kingston, Surrey
-
11.2002
Haverfordwest district, Dyfed, Wales
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.06.1943 [281442]
WS/Lt. 18.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
18.06.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in Italy
Livingstone,
Arthur Rupert William
A.R.W. Livingstone 
Younger son (with one brother and two sisters) of Sir Richard Winn Livingstone (1880-1960), and Cécile Stephanie Louise Maryon-Wilson, of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Brother of Maj. Richard P. Livingstone, MBE.
Husband of Sylvia Mary Livingstone, of Oxford.
(09?).1917
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
-
14.08.1944
(KIA) [age 27]
[Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, France, III.C.11]
2nd Lt. 04.07.1940 [138016]
WS/Lt. 27.10.1941
T/Capt. 21.02.1942-(04.1944)
A/Maj. 1944
Military Cross MC 21.12.1944 NW Europe
Education: Oxford (BA).
04.07.1940     commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
? - 14.08.1944 1st Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Livingstone,
Dermot Alexander
D.A. Livingstone (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
Son of Capt. Alexander Frederick Livingstone, MBE (1885-), and ... Cooper.
Married (16.10.1948, Garrison Church, Iserlohn, Germany) Elizabeth Francis Thompson.
18.04.1919
Godstone district, Kent
-
2nd Lt. 01.07.1939 [95270]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 30.01.1946-29.04.1946
T/Capt. 30.04.1946-30.06.1946
Capt. 01.07.1946
Maj. 01.07.1952 (retd 18.04.1974)
Education: St Andrews College, Grahamstown (?-12.1934); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (28.01.1938-1939).
01.07.1939     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers [from 20.01.1959 Royal Highland Fusiliers]
? - 05.1940 Officer Commanding, 17 Platoon "D" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (captured)
1940 - 1945 POW (No. 714) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
Livingstone,
Richard Percy
R.P. Livingstone 
Elder son (with one brother and two sisters) of Sir Richard Winn Livingstone (1880-1960), and Cécile Stephanie Louise Maryon-Wilson, of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Brother of Major Arthur R.W. Livingstone, MC.
Engaged (1946) Joan Mary Frank, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Geoffrey Frank, of Chelsea, London SW.
Married ((09?).1949, Devon Central district, Devonshire) Norah Lucy Moss, only daughter of Sir George and Lady Moss, of Eggesford, Devon.
(12?).1915
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
-
04.09.1982
Lezayre, Isle of Man
2nd Lt. 14.09.1940 [149081]
WS/Capt. 05.08.1942
Capt. 20.01.1948
T/Maj. 05.08.1942-(04.1944),
01.08.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. 28.02.1951
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 08.07.1943 SBS action *
Mention in Despatches MID 08.07.1943 gallant & distinguished services in the field
Education: Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
? - 14.09.1940 either 166th, 167th or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.09.1940     commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
      No. 12 Commando
06.03.1942 - ? 101 Troop, No. 6 Commando
(10.1942)     No. 2 Special Boat Squadron (North Africa) (10.1942 Operation Majestic Enterprise) (MBE)
      transferred, Special Air Service Regiment - Territorial Army
28.02.1951 - 08.09.1965 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
* October 1942—North Africa. One of three officers [the others being Capt. Godfrey B. Courtney & Lt. James P. Foot] of the Special Service Brigade whose duty it was to put Major-General M.W. Clark of the U.S. Army and his mission ashore from the submarine in which they travelled to North Africa for the purpose of interviewing certain French authorities prior to the Allied landing in November 1942. These three officers had also to take General Clark and his party back to the submarine after the negotiations had been completed. General Clark has said of their services:— ‘Without their whole-hearted assistance and skilful use of the fine specialised equipment furnished them, I am sure that we could not have overcome the physical obstacles encountered in getting ashore and re-embarking through a heavy surf. Any consideration that can be given these officers will be well deserved and greatly appreciated by me.’ The skill, judgment and steady nerve contributed directly to the successful outcome of this most important preliminary to the main operation. (L.G. 08.07.43)
Livingstone-Bussell,
Neil
N. Livingstone-Bussell (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
Son of ... Bussell, and ... Bruce.
Married ((09?).1945, Poole district, Dorset) Helen V.R. Wilson; .... children.
09.05.1918
Harpenden, St Albans district, Oxfordshire
-
25.08.2005
South and West Dorset district
2nd Lt. 27.01.1938 [74633]
Lt. 01.01.1941
Capt. 27.01.1946
T/Maj. 01.04.1948-26.01.1951
Maj. 27.01.1951 (retd 17.05.1959)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1936-1937).
Obtained civil aviator's licence (No. 15690) 25.02.1938, taken on a DH60X 105 h.p. at Border Flying Club.
27.01.1938     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
24.04.1939 - 18.06.1939 Adjutant, ... - Territorial Army (temporarily)
? - 05.1940 Second-in-Command, "D" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (captured)
1940 - 1945 POW (No. 718) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
Llewellyn,
[Sir] David Treharne
D.T. Llewellyn
3rd son of Sir David Richard
Llewellyn (1879-1940), 1st Bt, LLD, JP, and Magdalene Anne (died 1966), younger daughter of late Rev. Henry Harries, DD, Porthcawl.
Married Joan Anne Williams, OBE, 2nd daughter of R. H. Williams, Bonvilston House, Bonvilston, near Cardiff; two sons, one daughter.
17.01.1916
Aberdare
-
09.08.1992
Newbury,
Berkshire
2nd Lt.
07.03.1942 [228336]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Capt.
? [acting or temporary?]
Knight Bachelor Kt
09.02.1960
?
Education: Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA 1938; MA 1979



enlisted Royal Fusiliers, serving in the ranks
07.03.1942


commissioned, The Welsh Guards [emergency commission]
1944
-
1945
served NW Europe
(04.1946)


Unemployed List
Journalist. Contested (C) Aberavon Div. of Glamorgan, 1945. MP (C) Cardiff, North, 1950-September 1959; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, 1951-52 (resigned, ill­health).
Published: Nye: The Beloved Patrician, 1961; The Adventures of Arthur Artfully, 1974; Book of Racing Quotations, 1988.
Llewellyn,
William Herbert Rhydian
R. Llewellyn
Son of Sir David Richard
Llewellyn (1879-1940), 1st Bt, LLD, JP, and Magdalene Anne (died 1966), younger daughter of late Rev. Henry Harries, DD, Porthcawl.
Married (02.01.1943) Lady
Honor Morvyth Vaughan, daughter of Ernest Edmund Henry Malet Vaughan, 7th Earl of Lisburne and Maria Isabel Regina Aspasia de Bittencourt; one son, two daughters.
08.07.1919
-

2nd Lt.
01.07.1939 [95231]
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
24.10.1941-23.01.1942
T/Capt.
24.01.1942-07.08.1943,
30.08.1943-03.04.1946
WS/Capt.
04.04.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
20.04.1945-10.06.1945,
24.02.1946-03.04.1946
T/Maj.
04.04.1946-30.06.1947,
23.08.1948-30.06.1952
Maj.
01.07.1952 (retd 28.05.1958)
Military Cross MC
22.10.1940
gallant conduct in action with the enemy
Mention in Despatches MID
23.09.1943
N Africa
Education: Staff College (psc)
01.07.1939


commissioned, The Welsh Guards
Deputy Lieutenant (DL).
Llewelyn,
Desmond Wilkinson
D.W. Llewelyn

12.09.1914
-
19.12.1999
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.01.1940 [113799]
WS/Lt. 21.07.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
      served in the ranks, Rifle Brigade
? - 21.01.1940 Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
21.01.1940     commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers [emergency commission]
1940 - 1945 captured in France and POW in German captivity
Actor. Played "Q" in James Bond films.
Lloyd,
Arthur James
A.J. Lloyd (Photo courtesy of Mrs Pamela Lloyd Roth)
Son (with two sisters) of James Frederick Lloyd and Amy Clara Owen Lloyd.
Married ((06?).1937, Southwark district, London) Lucy Baldrati; one daughter.
26.03.1907
Dublin, Ireland
-
15.05.1988
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pte. 1925
L/Cpl. ?
Cadet ?
Lt. 08.03.1941 [176820]
T/Capt. (05.1942)-(08.1943)
WS/Capt. 21.11.1944 (reld 26.02.1946)
A/Maj. 1943?
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 26.02.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - & clasp Battle of Britain
Burma Star Bur St - & clasp Pacific
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: raised from the age of eight in a Children's Home in Dublin and then in Belfast.
1925 - 1932 served in the ranks, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) (serving in Malta, Egypt, The Sudan and India)
09.1939     recalled to service, serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France until 06.1940
1940? - 07.03.1941 161st or 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
08.03.1941     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
03.1941 - 02.1942 served with The King's Regiment
02.1942 - 02.1946 served with Jat Regiment (India & Burma)
(05.1942)     9/9th Jat Regiment
(08.1943)     7/9th Jat Regiment
Served as a representative and Assistant Manager for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Toronto, Ont., Canada.
Lloyd,
Arthur Joseph
A.J. Lloyd
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 29.03.1941 [179712]
WS/Lt. 29.09.1932
T/Capt. 01.11.1942-(04.1946)
? - 28.03.1941 141st or 142nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.03.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Lloyd,
Cyril Oxton
C.O. Lloyd
13.11.1908
Birkenhead distirict, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
1993
Cadet 05.1941
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [201981]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 15.12.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ? (reld 12.11.1947)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 12.11.1947
(06.1940)     8th Battalion The King's Regiment (Dunkirk)
05.1941 - 08.1941 B Company, 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
23.08.1941     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
(1942)     served at Kakul (NW Frontier)
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
(1945)     seconded, 84th Indian Anti-Tank Company (14th Indian Army, Burma)
Lloyd,
Cyril

C. Lloyd (Photo courtsey of Mrs Anne Ammundsen)
C. Lloyd (Photo courtsey of Mrs Anne Ammundsen)
Son of late Alfred Henry Lloyd, of Horsham, Sussex.
Married 1st (1931) Winifred Dorothy Moore (born 1901) , a daughter of W. Moore, of Godalming, Surrey; one daughter.
Married 2nd Marjorie ... (1916-23.07.2008), his ATS driver.
Mrs. Marjorie Lloyd (Photo courtsey of Mrs Anne Ammundsen)
14.04.1906
-
27.07.1989
Horsham district, West Sussex
2nd Lt.
25.12.1929 [44586]
Lt.
25.12.1932
Capt.
08.03.1935
Capt. TARO
21.06.1939
T/Maj.
22.12.1939-(04.1941)
T/Lt.Col.
27.01.1944-(04.1944)
WS/Lt.Col.
?, seniority 12.10.1943
Col.
11.04.1945
T/Brig.
15.11.1943-31.01.1946
A/Maj.Gen.
01.02.1946-01.07.1946
Maj.Gen.
02.07.1946 (retd 01.09.1957)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1948
New Year 48
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
28.09.1944
Normandy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
25.01.1945
-
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
17.02.1950
1st & 2nd clasp
Education: Brighton Grammar School; London University and Cambridge University (First Class in Mathematics, Physics, Divinity); Staff College, Camberley (psc)
25.12.1929
-
20.06.1939
228th (Sussex) Battery (How.), 57th (Home Counties) Field Brigade RA - Territorial Army
21.06.1939


transferred to the Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
1939
-
1940
British Expeditionary Force (despatches)
19.07.1940
-
1942
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG), General Staff, Canadian Army (despatches, OBE)
27.10.1943
-
(04.)1944
an Assistant Director of Military Survey, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, The War Office (London)
1944
-
1944
a Deputy Chief of Staff, 21st Army Group (despatches, CBE)
01.12.1944
-
01.12.1949
Director of Army Education, Department of the Adjutant-General to the Forces, The War Office (London)
01.09.1957
-
14.04.1966
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Lecturer and Teacher; Research Worker in Science; Member: Council of Boy Scouts Association, 1950-70; Council Association of Technical Institutions, 1961-64; Central Advisory Council for Education (England) and Advisory Committee on Education in Colonies, 1949-53; Advisory Council on Scieintific Policy (Joint Enquiry on Technicians, 1962-65; Board, International Centre for Advanced Technical and Vocational Training (Turin); Council for Techical Education and Training for Overseas Countries; Regional Advisory Council for Higher Technological Education (London), 1950-67; Parliamentary and Scientific Committee; National Advisory Council for Education in Industry and Commerce, 1945-68; Southern Regional Council for Further Education; Council, Institution of Environmental Studies; Vice­President British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education (Chairman 1955-58); Industrial Training Council, 1958-64; Central Training Council and its General Policy Committee, 1964-68; Chairman, Governing Body, National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, 1960-70; Schools Broadcasting Council for the UK, 1962-65; W Sussex Education Committee; Council Rural Industries Bureau, 1960-67; President, SASLIC, 1970-79; President, Society for Promotion of Vocational Training and Education, 1973; Chairman, Committee on Scientific Library Services; Chairman Governors, Crawley College of Further Education until 1978; Vice-President, Crawley Planning Group, 1967-; Chief Officer, Commonwealth Technical Training Week, 1961; Treasurer, 1963 Campaign for Education; Member Council for Educational Advance; Trustee: Edward James Foundation; Industrial Training Foundation; President, Roffey Park Management Institute. Governor, Imperial College, 1950-70; Member Delegacy, City and Guilds College, 1950-70; Honorary Executive Principal, West Dean College, 1969-72. Founder Life Member, Cambridge Society Patron, Chalk Pit Museum. Liveryman, Goldsmiths' Co. and Freeman of City of London; FRSA. Fellow of Institute of Physics; MRST. Director-General, City and Guilds of London Institute, 1949-67, Consultant, since 1968; President, Associated Examining Board for General Certificate of Education, since 1976 (Chairman, 1970-76).
Published: Booklets: British Services Education, 1950; Human Resources and New Systems of Vocational Training and Apprenticeship, 1963; contributions to journals
Lloyd,
John Edward
J.E. Lloyd
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
06.12.1914
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [201735]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 27.07.1943-(04.1946)
Lt. 03.09.1947, seniority 01.10.1942
Capt. 01.10.1950
23.08.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
03.09.1947     Territorial Army
07.01.1956 - 06.12.1964 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
His daughter writes: "My father was a royal engineer who served in Burma. I understand that after recovering from malaria he was sent to Kashmir as part of a personal guard to the Governor of Bombay Major General Lumley."
Lloyd,
John Timothy Alban
J.T.A. Lloyd
From Llanwnda (at 1944), Denibgh (at 1959)
?
-
Lt.
18.10.1941 [211566]
WS/Capt.
18.10.1942
Military Cross MC
21.12.1944
NW Europe
Education: MB, ChB (1940; VU Manchester); MRCS (Eng., 1940); LRCP (London, 1940), DP [registered 08.07.1940]
18.10.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
27.08.1943
-
(09.1944)
Regimental Medical Officer, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
Department of Pathology, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Rhyl, 1950s.
Lloyd,
Reginald Arthur Harris
R.A.H. Lloyd
Married ((03?).1946, Lutterworth district, Leicestershire / Northamptonshire / Warwickshire) Maureen Salusbury.
24.01.1913
West Derby district, Lancashire
-

24.10.2002
All Stretton, Shropshire
2nd Lt. 16.05.1934 [62832]
Lt. 16.05.1937
T/Capt. 23.02.1940-18.01.1941
Capt. 11.04.1945
T/Maj. 19.01.1941-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
(Territorial) Efficiency Decoration TD ? -
(Territorial) Efficiency Decoration TD 03.01.1980 1st clasp
16.05.1934 - 30.12.1938 commissioned, 50th (Northumbrian) Divisional Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
30.12.1938     transferred, Horsed Cavalry Brigade Company RASC
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
Insurance manager. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County of Salop, 17.10.1979.
Lloyd,
Simon Croil
S.C. Lloyd
Married Diana ...
1925 ?
-
03.12.2008
Henllan, near Denbigh
[age 83]
[Colwyn Bay Crematorium]

Cadet
? [14422207]
2nd Lt.
08.04.1944 [314783]
WS/Lt.
08.10.1944
08.04.1944


commissioned, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) [emergency commission]
Lloyd,
Talfryn Doughton
T.D. Lloyd
10.11.1921
-
12.1984
Reading and
Wokingham,
Berkshire
Cadet
? [1111847]
2nd Lt.
29.04.1944 [315621]
WS/Lt.
29.10.1944
Lt.
01.05.1947, seniority 10.11.1944
Hon. Capt.
05.07.1951 (retd ?)
29.04.1944


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served Burma
01.05.1947


short service commission ?
05.07.1951


transferred from Active List to Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Lloyd-Davies,
Hugh Bernard
H.B. Lloyd-Davies
Son of ... Lloyd Davies, and ... Davis.
Married ((06?).1942, Bridport district, Dorset) Mollie E. Caldwell; onesister, one son.
(06?).1920
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
17.11.1945
Kensington district, London
[age 25]
[Golders Green Crematorium, panel 2]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.09.1941 [207747]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Eficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.01.1949 - [posthumously]
27.09.1941     commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers [emergency commission]
? - 17.11.1945 8th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers
Lloyd Owen,
David Lanyon
D.L. Lloyd Owen D.L. Lloyd Owen
D.L. Lloyd Owen D.L. Lloyd Owen
D.L. Lloyd Owen
Son of late Capt. Reginald Charles Lloyd Owen, OBE, RN.
Married (1947) Ursula Evelyn (MBE 1991), daughter of late Evelyn Hugh Barclay and Hon. Mrs Barclay, MBE; three sons.
10.10.1917
Hampton, Middlesex
-
05.04.2001
Norwich, Norfolk
2nd Lt.
27.01.1938 [74596]
WS/Lt.
21.07.1940
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
03.04.1940-17.06.1940,
05.07.1940-20.07.1940
T/Capt.
21.07.1940-30.06.1943
WS/Capt.
01.07.1943
Capt.
27.01.1946
A/Maj.
01.04.1943-30.06.1943
T/Maj.
01.07.1943-14.02.1944
WS/Maj.
15.02.1944
Maj.
27.01.1951
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1954
A/Lt.Col.
15.11.1943-14.02.1944
T/Lt.Col.
15.02.1944-25.01.1948
local Lt.Col.
21.12.1953-30.06.1954
Lt.Col.
18.11.1957 (supernumerary 18.11.1960)
Col.
01.11.1961, seniority 01.01.1961
T/Brig.
06.12.1962-31.10.1965
Brig.
01.11.1965
Maj.Gen.
20.06.1966 (retd 11.10.1972)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1971
New Year 71
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.06.1945
Mediterranean
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
29.06.1954
Malaya 07-12.53
Military Cross MC
26.11.1942
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
28.06.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
01.05.1953
Malaya 07-12.52
Education: Winchester; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; idc, psc
 27.01.1938

commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) (from 14.11.1959 Queen's Surreys)
1939
-
1941
2nd Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (Palestine, Western Desert)
24.02.1941
-
14.09.1941
instructor, Middle East Officer Cadet Training Unit
1943
-
1945
Commander, Long Range Desert Group
06.09.1945
-
19.10.1946
Military Assistant (General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)) to Supreme Allied Commander, GHQ Central Mediterranean Forces
20.10.1946
-
05.12.1946
Military Assistant (General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)) to Supreme Allied Commander, Allied Force HQ
26.01.1948
-
19.05.1949
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
20.05.1949
-
22.09.1950
Military Assistant (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)) to Chief of the Imperial General Staff
16.02.1952
-
27.09.1953
Military Assistant (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)) to High Commissioner & Director of Operations in Malaya
21.12.1953
-
20.12.1955
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (DS), Staff College, Camberley
1957
-
1959
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment
17.12.1959
-
20.10.1961
College Commandant, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
01.11.1961
-
16.11.1962
Colonel General Staff, War Office
06.12.1962
-
30.11.1964
Commander, 24th Infantry Brigade Group
20.06.1966
-
1968
General Officer Commanding, Cyprus District
1968
-
01.07.1969
General Officer Commanding, Near East Land Forces
29.08.1969
-
13.09.1972
President, Regular Commissions Board
Knight of Cross of Merit, SMO Malta, 1946. Chairman, Long Range Desert Group Association, since 1945.
Published: The desert my dwelling place (1957); Providence their guide : the Long Range Desert Group, 1940-1945 (1980)
Lloyd Price,
Rhodri John
R.J. Lloyd Price
Married Pamela Graham (died 10.01.2007, aged 95).
03.02.1910
-
17.05.1950
[Fayid War
Cemetery, Egypt,
13.G.6]
2nd Lt.
30.01.1930 [44947]
...
...
T/Lt.Col.
24.03.1945-(01.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
28.10.1942
?
30.01.1930


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
...
-
...
...
Lloyd-Thomas,
Roger
R. Lloyd-Thomas
Son (with one brother) of Trevor John Thomas (1890-1972), and Eleanor Maud Jones (1891-1973).
Brother of Lt. David Hamilton Pryce Thomas, RA.

Married (27.10.1945, St Marks Church, Gold Tops, Newport, Monmouthshire) Stella Mary Willmett (06.03.1921 - ), daughter of Reginald Ernest Willmett (1881-1957), and Martha Richards (1882-1970); three sons, one daughter.

07.02.1919
Abercarn, Monmouthshire
-
12.06.2010
Gnr. ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.04.1940 [129119]
WS/Lt. 27.10.1941
T/Capt. 15.02.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 11.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Education: Barry Grammar School (awarded two scholarships); Magdalen College, Oxford (Modern Languages).
? - 26.04.1940

123rd Officer Cadet Training Regiment, RA

27.04.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1941? - 05.1942 gunner officer, "F" Troop, 4 Battery, 2nd Indian Field Regiment, Indian Artillery (India, Egypt & Libya)
1943     Allied Force HQ Algiers
(04.1944)     specially employed: served in General Alexander's forward HQ at Siena, Florence and Bologna
Joined Civil Service, specialising in government inquiries into disasters and in helping to draft the follow-up legislation.
Lochhead,
David Alexander Wallace
D.A.W. Lochhead

Only son of Mr & Mrs B.H. Lochhead.
Married (1957) Cecilia, the younger daughter of Sir George and Lady Gaggero; three sons.

01.10.1920
Ayr
-
03.03.2009
Troon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
26.10.1940 [155044]
WS/Lt.
26.04.1942
Lt.
17.01.1945, seniority 01.04.1943
A/Capt.
22.06.1942-21.09.1942
T/Capt.
22.09.1942-12.02.1943,
20.05.1943-30.09.1943,
26.10.1943-03.12.1943,
18.02.1945-22.08.1947
WS/Capt.
23.08.1947
Capt.
01.10.1947
A/Maj.
21.04.1945-05.07.1945,
08.08.1947-22.08.1947
T/Maj.
23.08.1947-02.12.1947,
13.08.1952-13.11.1953
Maj.
01.10.1954 (retd 01.01.1964)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil division) OBE
1985
?
Military Cross MC
27.02.1945
Holland
Education: Larchfield School, Helensburgh; Ayr Academy.
Joined London office of the Imperial Bank of India.
08.1939
-
1940
served in the ranks for 1 year, 55 days (mobilized TA): 1st Battalion London Scottish (TA)
?
-
26.10.1940
either Sandhurst or 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
26.10.1940


commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-schire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission]
10.1940
-
04.1943
9th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (Caithness)
04.1943
-
1945
Company Commander, 7th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (NW Europe)
Lockett,
Jeffery Gordon
J.G. Lockett
Son of Gordon Lockett, and Helen Johnson-Houghton.
From Eastham, Cheshire.
11.11.1913
Wirral district, Cheshire
-
20.02.1960
Southern Rhodesia
[Karoi Main Cemetery, Zimbabwe]
2nd Lt. 21.09.1940 [149534]
WS/Capt. 01.02.1943 (reld 04.11.1953)
T/Maj. 01.02.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. 04.11.1953
Distinguished Service Order DSO 26.04.1945 Burma [full text]
Military Cross MC 05.08.1943 Burma
? - 21.09.1940 either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.09.1940     commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany)
      served with Chindits in Burma
      seconded, 7th Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment
Lodge,
Robert Lionel
R.L. Lodge
Son of Henry Charles Lodge (1890-1951), and Rose Evelyn Sayer (1890-1980).
Married 1st (26.12.1948, Newport district, Monmouthshire; divorced 1955) Barbara E. Webb; one son, one daughter.

Married 2nd ((06?).1955, Newport district, Monmouthshire) Jeanne Bourton; one daughter.
21.11.1920
Newport district, Monmouthshire
-
22.05.1960
Paignton, Totnes district, Devon
2nd Lt. 21.11.1938 [78169]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 28.07.1945-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ?
Lt. 01.05.1947, seniority 21.11.1943
Capt. 02.06.1949
Hon. Maj. 02.06.1949
Mention in Despatches MID 26.04.1945 Burma
      late Cadet Serjeant, King's School (Worcester) Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
21.11.1938     commissioned, 83rd (Welsh) Field Brigade, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served in Burma (with Chindits)
01.05.1947     transferred, The Monmouthshire Regiment
02.06.1949     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Lodwick,
John Alan Patrick
J.A.P. Lodwick (Photo courtesy of Pat Parr)
Son of late Capt. John Thornton Lodwick (1882-1915), DSO, Indian Army, and Kathleen, daughter of Sir Henry Ashbrooke-Crump, KCSI.
Married; two sons, two daughters.

02.03.1916
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
18.03.1959
Barcelona, Spain
(car crash)
2nd Lt. ? [244970]
WS/Lt. ?
A/Capt. ?
Mention in Despatches MID 21.06.1945 Mediterranean
Croix de Guerre avec palmes (France) CdeG 1940 -
Education: Cheltenham College (09.1924-07.1929); RN College, Dartmouth (1929-1933).
1939     volunteer, French Foreign Legion 1940 (POW - escaped)
1942 - 1943 Special Operations Executive (SOE), F Section (subversive operations, Europe)
1943     Commando, UK & Italy
1944?     commissioned, General List
1944 - 1945 Special Boat Squadron (S Detachment + L Squadron) (Aegean & Jugoslavia) (1944 POW, escaped same year)
Novelist.
Published: novels: Brother Death, 1948; The Cradle of Neptune, 1951; Somewhere A Voice Is Calling, 1953; The Butterfly Net, 1954; The Starless Night, 1956; Equator, 1957, etc.; war: The Filibusters, 1946 [republished as: Raiders from the sea (1990)]; travel: The Forbidden Coast, 1956; biography: Gulbenkian, 1958; autobiography: Bid The Soldiers Shoot, 1958.
Loe,
Harry Adrian
H.A. Loe
Second son of Ernest Loe (1881-), and Clara Rosetta Harriet Monk, of Alton, Hampshire.
Married ((12?).1937, St Marylebone district, London) Prudence Etty Gordon "Prue" Smith (? - 07.11.2005), only daughter of Mr & Mrs Gordon Smith, of Neatham Grange, near Alton, Hampshire; two daughters, one son.
(09?).1905
Lambeth district, London
-
18.08.1968
Rye Cottage, Mapledurwell, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 03.08.1932 [53438]
Lt. 03.08.1935
WS/Capt. 05.06.1940
T/Maj. 05.06.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj. 02.07.1943
Maj. 01.01.1949
T/Lt.Col. 02.07.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 02.11.1960
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 06.06.1946 Burma [citation available upon request]
03.08.1932     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized
05.03.1940 - (04.1941) Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, ... (Narvik campaign (Norway) 04.1940)
03.08.1942 - 02.11.1960 transferred, Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
(1943)     Commanding Officer, No 4 Non-Division Group Supplies & Transport, East African Army Service Corps
1943 - 1946 Commander, East African Army Service Corps, 11th (East Africa) Division (served in East Africa, from 06.1943 Ceylon, from 06.1944 Burma, from 04.1945 India)
Long,
Harold Anthony
"Tony"
H.A. Long (Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Long) H.A. Long (Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Long)
Son of Harold George Long, and Gladys Beatrice Parker.
Married ((06?).1951, Norwich district, Norfolk) Winifred L. Conlan; two sons, one daughter.
01.08.1919
St Giles, Headington district, Oxfordshire
-
2007
Norfolk
2nd Lt. 01.03.1941 [176035]
WS/Lt. 01.09.1942 (demobilized > 04.1946, < 08.1946) (reld 03.10.1951)
T/Capt. 21.11.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946 & 03.10.1951
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
? - 01.03.1941 either 163rd, 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, 168th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.03.1941     commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) [emergency commission]
07.1941     basic training at Cullompton
1942 - 1946 seconded, Royal Indian Army Service Corps, attached to 43rd Gurkha Lorried Brigade (serving in India, the Middle East and Italy)
01.1946     returned to UK on H.T. Obita from Port Said to Newhaven (via Malta & Toulon)
Long,
John Ronald
"Ron"
J.R. Long (Photo courtesy of Mr Bernard Long) J.R. Long (Photo courtesy of Mr Bernard Long)
J.R. Long (Photo courtesy of Mr Bernard Long) J.R. Long (Photo courtesy of Mr Bernard Long)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of John Long (1891-1985), and Nellie Helliwell (1899-1968).
Married ((06?).1946, Sheffield district, Yorkshire) Olga M. Hird ((09?).1917 - ), daughter of William H. Hird, and Eleanor G. Mirfin; three sons, one daughter.
28.05.1918
Loxley, nr. Sheffield, Yorkshire
-
16.12.1988
Cadet ? [7905717]
2nd Lt. 25.07.1942 [240341]
WS/Lt. 25.01.1943
T/Capt. 22.09.1944-(04.1946)
A/Maj. ? 1945 ?
Capt. 23.04.1951, seniority 17.07.1948
Maj. 31.08.1953
Lt.Col. 23.10.1961 (retd 01.10.1966)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1967 New Year 67
(Territorial) Efficiency Decoration TD 09.07.1963 -
1939?     enlisted service, East Yorkshire Yeomanry
11.1941 - 07.1942 Officer Cadet Training Unit, Catterick
25.07.1942     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
08.1942     9th Armoured Division
12.1943     76 Signals
22.06.1944 - (04.1946) a Staff Officer, 3rd grade (SO3), Signals Staff, Eastern Army, India
23.04.1951     Territorial Army
01.10.1966     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
His son writes: "Before transferring to India to build radio stations for Earl Mountbatten he was deployed as a signal officer with the regiments operating the Hobart's Funnies (79th Armoured Division), effectively back with the regiment that he had enlisted with. Many of his colleagues from that time died on or shortly after D-Day. During his time as a TA officer he made various operational trips to Germany and was on "active service" during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I remember that on one occasion he used the radio call sign "Sunbeam Major". After being retired from the army in 1964 he became a Governor at one of the Military Colleges, possibly Cranwell. This made use of his expertise in Education. He was also co-opted onto Sheffield Council Education Committee for the same reason. He received a Papal Medal, Bene Merente, for services to Catholic Education."
Long,
Michael
"Mickey"
M. Long
Son of Capt. Eustace Ruffel Drake Long, RN, and Ethel Ida Brown.
From Wrotham.
10.11.1914
Samford district, Suffolk
-
09.2001
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939 [97967]
WS/Lt. 02.03.1941
T/Capt. 07.09.1943-(04.1944)
Lt. 11.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 30.12.1978 New Year 79
Military Cross MC 04.05.1944 Italy
      late Officer Cadet, Aberdeen University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
02.09.1939     commissioned, 11th Battalion The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) - Territorial Army
(1944)     No. 9 Commando (Italy)
? - 10.11.1964 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
District Officer, Forestry Commission (Scotland).
Longfield,
Richard James
"Jim"
R.J. Longfield
Son of Maj. Lewis Longfield.
Married (1929) Charlotte Mary Portal (born 1903); one son, one daughter.
02.01.1901
Thanet, Kent
-
08.1987
North Dorset
2nd Lt.
13.07.1921 [17990]
Lt.
13.07.1923
Capt.
13.07.1934
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
21.06.1941-20.09.1941
T/Lt.Col.
21.09.1941-31.03.1944,
22.05.1944-05.09.1946
Lt.Col.
06.09.1946 (supernumerary 06.09.1949) (retd 21.10.1951)
Hon. Col.
21.10.1951
13.07.1921


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
12.01.1925
-
25.08.1926
Riding Establishment
20.12.1926
-
31.05.1929
ADC to the Governor of Madras
01.11.1934
-
31.10.1937
Adjutant, ...
10.1945
-
1947
Commanding Officer, 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (SR)
21.10.1951
-
03.10.1956
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Longworth,
Wilfred Roy
W.R. Longworth (Photo courtesy of Mr W.R. Longworth)
W.R. Longworth (Photo courtesy of Mr W.R. Longworth)
Son of Wilfred Arnold Longworth and Jessie Longworth. Married (1951) Constance Elizabeth Dean; two daughters.
13.12.1923
-

Burwood, Vict.
(Australia)
Cadet
? [14617776]
2nd Lt.
12.07.1944 [324596]
WS/Lt.
12.01.1945 (reld [Class B] 09.1946)
Lt. RARO
01.01.1949
Member, Order of Australia (General Division) AM
1986
?
Cadet Forces Medal CFM
20.04.1951
serving officer Cadet Forces
Education: Bolton School; Manchester University (BSc; MSc; PhD)
1941
-
1943
Lord Lieutenant's Commission, Army Cadet Force
1943
-
1944
Officer Cadet Training Unit
12.07.1944

-
1946
commissioned, Corps of Royal Signals [emergency commission]
07.1944
-
1944
Anti-Aircraft Command (Southern England)
late 1944


Advanced Lines Course, School of Signals
1945


embarked for India & posted to 7th Indian Air Formation Signals (Mhow, Central India)



very shortly detached to 2 Indian Combined Operations Corps with special carrier equipment for the invasion of Malaya (took charge of all long distance line communication from Penang to Johore Barhu)



later, after handing back to the civilian P & T moved to Singapore to take charge Air Command SE Asia 
Switchboard
09.1946


returned to UK & demobilized
1946
-
1951
Lancashire (East) County, Army Cadet Force
01.01.1949
-
13.12.1983
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
1951
-
1956
Lancashire (West) County, Army Cadet Force
Works Manager and Chief Chemist, Blackburn & Oliver, 1948-1956. Postgraduate research, University of Keele , 1956-1959. Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Huddersfield College of Technology, 1959-1960. Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Sunderland Technical College, 1960-1964. Head, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Manchester Polytechnic, 1964-1970. Principal Director (formerly Director), Swinburne Institute of Technology and College of Technical and Further Education, 1970-1986. Retired 1986.President, World Council on Co­operative Education, 1983-1985.
Fellow, Royal Institute of Chemistry (FRIC), 1963 [renamed Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) (London)]; Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI), 1970; Fellow, Australian College of Education (FACE), 1976.
Published: articles on cationic polymerisation in learned journals.
Lord,
Ernest
E. Lord

Son of ... Lord, and ... Kerry.
01.07.1914
Haslingden district, Lancashire
-

Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.02.1941 [174078]
Lt.
27.02.1946, seniority 01.07.1937
A/Capt.
15.07.1942-14.10.1942
T/Capt.
15.10.1942-03.09.1943
WS/Capt.
04.09.1943
Capt.
27.02.1946, seniority 01.07.1945
A/Maj.
04.06.1943-03.09.1943
T/Maj.
04.09.1943-14.06.1945
WS/Maj.
15.06.1945
Maj.
01.07.1950
A/Lt.Col.
15.03.1945-14.06.1945
T/Lt.Col.
15.06.1945-02.02.1947,
25.08.1954-02.09.1958
Lt.Col.
03.09.1958 (Special List 16.09.1965) (retd 01.07.1969)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1970
New Year 70



served in the ranks for 1 year, 113 days
?
-
15.02.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit (Royal Army Ordnance Corps)
15.02.1941
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission to 26.02.1946]
27.02.1946
 
 
permanent commission
29.05.1950
-
31.05.1953
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), Ordnance Directorate, General Headquarters, Far East Land Forces
28.08.1954
-
27.11.1956
Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (ADOS), Headquarters Mid West District
24.01.1963
-
15.09.1965
Officer-in-Charge (P.9 Prov.) Central Ordnance Depot Donnington
29.11.1965
-
(02.1967)
Officer-in-Charge Mobilization
01.07.1969


Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Lorimer,
Garth
G. Lorimer
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.03.1941 [176947]
WS/Lt. 08.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
? - 08.03.1941 either 161st or 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
08.03.1941     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
      seconded, Indian Army (probably 13th Indian Infantry Regiment in some training capacity)
Louis,
George Reginald
G.R. Louis (Photo courtesy of Mr John Dixon)
From Bradford.
25.07.1923
-
09.1995
Wayland, Norfolk
2nd Lt.
19.12.1943 [303267]
WS/Lt.
19.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Capt.
25.07.1950 (reld 01.07.1959)
Hon. Capt.
01.07.1959
Military Cross MC 10.05.1945
NW Europe (action at Goch, Germany, 23.02.45)
19.12.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commision]
19.02.1944


transferred, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)
(1944)


7th Battalion The Green Howards (NW Europe)
02.1945
-
05.1945
attached D Company, 8th Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (NW Europe)
01.01.1949
-
01.12.1957
short service commission (probably served n Korea, Aden and Malaya; possibly even as Acting Major, and possibly associated with Military Police)
01.12.1957
-
01.12.1958
Regular Army Reserve of Officers, Class I
01.12.1958
-
01.07.1959
Regular Army Reserve of Officers, Class III
Lovat,
17th Lord (cr. 1458-1464) (de facto 15th Lord, 17th but for the Attainder);
Fraser, Simon Christopher Joseph
"Shimi";
Baron (UK) (cr. 1837)
Wedding, 1938. Nov. 1944.
Winter 1939.
1944. Dieppe Raid, Aug. 1942.
Unveiling of the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Sept. 1952 (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Harvey). Unveiling of the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Sept. 1952 (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Harvey).
 
Son of 16th Lord Lovat and Hon. Laura Lister (died 1965), 2nd daughter of 4th Baron Ribblesdale. Succeeded father, 18.02.1933. Married (1938) Rosamond, only daughter of Sir Delves Broughton, 11th Bt; two sons, two daughters (and two sons deceased).

09.07.1911
Beaufort Castle,
Inverness-shire, Scotland

-
16.03.1995
Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Cadet
?
2nd Lt. TA
05.02.1930 [44718]
2nd Lt.
03.09.1932, seniority 27.08.1931
Lt.
27.08.1934 (retd 01.12.1937)
Capt.
08.07.1939
T/Maj.
17.04.1940-01.10.1942
WS/Maj.
02.10.1942
A/Lt.Col.
1942-01.10.1943
T/Lt.Col.
02.10.1943-14.03.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
15.03.1944
A/Col.
15.09.1943-19.02.1945
T/Col.
20.02.1945-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946; disability)
A/Brig.
15.09.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Brig.
> 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
02.10.1942
Dieppe raid
Military Cross MC 07.07.1942
Combined Operations Boulogne area
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
24.11.1953
?
Order of Suvorov (Russia); Légion d'Honneur (France); Croix de Guerre avec palme (France); Liberation Cross (Norway)
Education: Ampleforth; Magdalen College, Oxford (BA)



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

05.02.1930


commissioned into the Lovat Scouts - Territorial Army



Cadet, Oxford University Cavalry Squadron
03.09.1932


commissioned into the Scots Guards - Regular Army
03.09.1932
-
01.12.1937
served Scots Guards (UK, Egypt, UK)
01.12.1937
-
07.06.1939
Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized as Captain, The Lovat Scouts - Territorial Army
1940


instructor, Lochailort training school
1941


Combined Operations HQ observer (attached as observer to No. 4 Commando for the Lofoten raid)
1941?
-
08.1942
No. 4 Commando (French coast) [initially supernumerary officer, B Troop, later Second-in-Command of the Commando]
08.1942
-
1943
Commanding Officer, No. 4 Commando (Dieppe)
1943
-
12.06.1944
Commander, 1st Special Service Brigade (wounded 12.06.1944, MC, DSO)
?
-
01.01.1949
Lovat Scouts - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
01.01.1949
-
16.06.1962
Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 05.1945-07.1945. DL 1942, JP 1944, Inverness. Awarded LLD (Hon.) by Canadian universities. Order of St John of Jerusalem (Commander, 01.01.1946); Knight of Malta; Papal Order of St Gregory with Collar. 24th Chief of Clan Fraser of Lovat.
After the war, Lovat built up the family estates, greatly increasing their productivity and gaining the respect of local people. However, financial collapse, followed by the death of two sons in quick succession, brought the sale of Beaufort Castle in 1994.
Published: March past : a memoir (1978)
Lovegrove,
Cyril Ernest
"Sam"
C.E. Lovegrove (Photo courtesy of Mr Edwin Lovegrove) C.E. Lovegrove
Son of Ernest Lovegrove (1888-1975), and Bertha Maud Lavell (1887-1960).
Married (12.06.1943, Amersham district, Buckinghamshire) Elizabeth Margaret Shorting (17.088.1922 - 21.04.2009); five sons.
01.07.1916
Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire
-
25.08.1993
Brighton district, Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.01.1941 [166501]
WS/Lt. 18.07.1942 (reld 1946)
T/Capt. 22.07.1944-(04.1946)
? - 18.01.1941 cadet, 141st Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.01.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      involved in minelaying & bomb disposal
(08.1944)     staff, 140th Officer Cadet Training Unit, Royal Engineers, Class 167, at Bowbridge Road Army Camp, Newark
Lovegrove,
the Rev. Thomas Henry
T.H. Lovegrove (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
From London E4.
14.12.1908
Lambeth district, London
-
11.1997
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
Chapl. to the Forces 4th cl. (Capt.) 03.12.1941 [216122]
T/Chapl. to the Forces 3rd cl. 16.11.1945-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 21.12.1944 NW Europe [recommendation available upon request]
03.12.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department (United Navy, Army and Air Force Board (Baptist)) [emergency commission]
1943 - 1945 Chaplain, 6th Battalion The Green Howards (Sicily, Normandy) (MC)
Daily Telegraph obituary: "The Rev Henry Lovegrove. Army chaplain who tended the wounded on the D-Day beaches. THE REVEREND HENRY LOVEGROVE, who has died aged 88, was a Non-Conformist army chaplain awarded an MC for helping stretcher-bearers and the wounded on the Normandy beaches in June 1944; the Defence Ministry believes that he was the last surviving chaplain who took part in the D-Day landings. After a rough crossing, Lovegrove landed immediately behind the assault craft of the 6th Battalion The Green Howards having climbed down the scrambling nets at sea while wearing uniform with clerical collar and full pack (but no gun). He changed boats twice on the way ashore, the water covering sunken obstacles and shell holes in which many men drowned. Once on the narrow strip of beach, they had to wait for the Royal Engineers to cut a gap through the barbed wire, and when they moved inland lost many men to German snipers. The day after the landings, Lovegrove acquired a 500cc Norton motor-cycle and rode around the area looking for wounded; as soon as he found them he mobilised stretcher-bearers and took the casualties back for medical treatment. He survived many grim experiences, once being trapped in a house during a German counter-attack. In between helping the wounded and avoiding German shell-fire, he was burying the dead (often digging the graves himself) and conducting brief burial services. On July 21, a day of very heavy fighting, Lovegrove, out looking for some men with whom contact had been lost, was caught by an anti-personnel shell which wounded him severely with shrapnel and splinters. He had just learned that he had been awarded an MC for his earlier conduct; but it was not until two months later, when he rejoined after recovering from his wounds, that he was presented with the medal by General Horrocks near Arnhem. Thomas Henry Lovegrove, the son of a Salvation Army officer, was born on December 14 1908 and worked with the Salvation Army before becoming a Baptist minister. In 1941 he volunteered to become an army chaplain. He served in various home units until 1943, when he was posted to the 8th Army, then fighting in North Africa. Subsequently, he was posted to the 6th Battalion, The Green Howards in the Sicily campaign, where his predecessor had just been killed. Lovegrove then returned to Scotland to train for D-Day. Before the invasion he gave many short talks and took a variety of services. After leaving the Army in 1954, he became a warden of youth clubs in Wales and London. His stamina and fearlessness during the Normandy campaign brought admiration from all sides, particularly from the wounded. He never lost his keen sense of humour — which he needed more than ever, he said, when fending off the media at the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the landings. He married, in 1941, Joan Cummin, who survives him with their son and daughter."
Low *,
Richard Cecil Edmondston
R.C.E. Low (Photo courtesy of Mr Jean-Claude Widmer)
Son of Louis Archibald Reith Low (1878-1969), and Cécile Lina Campiche (1878-1967).
Married (1947) Lucienne Cecile Victorine Hermelin (20.06.1917 - 1994); one son.
* Later also known by last name Edmondston-Low.
23.03.1909
Blackheath, Greenwich district, London
-
02.10.1982
Radlett, Hertfordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.07.1940 [140715]
WS/Lt. 27.01.1942
T/Capt. 26.05.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Capt. ?
Capt. 30.04.1955
Eficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 28.11.1947 -
Eficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 28.11.1947 1st clasp
Eficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 28.11.1947 2nd clasp
? - 26.07.1940 either 122nd, 123rd or 125th Officer Cadet Training Unit
27.07.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1940 - 1942/43? field artillery officer attached to the 10th Indian Division
1942/43 - 1945 POW in Italian & German captivity
[escaped after a third attempt early 1945, and after a completely uneventful 48 hours, comprising two night marches, ambled into the midst of an Infantry Regiment of the 3rd American Army. He stayed with them until a little after VE Day, unofficially attached as an Interpreter and Liaison Officer with the Free French Forces]
30.04.1955 - 13.12.1956 Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
14.12.1956 - ? Territorial Army
CEng, AFRAeS.
Loyd,
Edward Percy Canning
E.P.C. Loyd
Son of William Lewis Brownlow Loyd (died 1947), and Hon. Bettine Henrietta Knatchbull-Hugessen (died 1967).
Brother of Maj. Peter Wyndham Loyd.
Nephew of Gen. Sir Henry Charles Loyd.
Married (06.02.1946) June Cecilia Keppel (born 1924); one son, one daughter.
(03?).1921
St George Hanover Square district, London / Middlesex
-
07.01.1977
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.02.1939 [85277]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
Capt.
22.02.1949
Education: Eton



late Cadet, Eton College Contingent, Officer Training Corps
22.02.1939


commissioned, The Coldstream Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
08.09.1939
-
06.03.1941
mobilized, Training Battalion The Coldstream Guards
07.03.1941
-
20.06.1942
3rd Battalion The Coldstream Guards (captured)
21.06.1942
-
23.04.1945
POW, Africa
24.04.1945
-
?
Training Battalion The Coldstream Guards
Loyd,
Sir Henry Charles
H.C. Loyd
Son of late Edward Henry Loyd.
Married (1922) Lady Moyra Brodrick, youngest daughter of 1st Earl of Midleton, KP, PC; one son, one daughter.

21.02.1891
Belgravia, Westminster, London
-
11.11.1973
Mettingham, Bungay, Suffolk
2nd Lt. 03.09.1910 [17960]
... ...
Maj.Gen. 15.06.1939, seniority 22.06.1938
A/Lt.Gen. 15.02.1941-14.04.1942
T/Lt.Gen. 15.02.1942-31.10.1942
Lt.Gen. 01.11.1942
Gen. 12.02.1946 (retd 23.04.1947)


GCVO 1965 (KCVO 1947); KCB 1943 (CB 1941); DSO 1918; MC; DL
03.09.1910     commissioned, The Coldstream Guards
... - ... ...
15.06.1939 - 22.05.1940 General Officer Commanding, 2nd Infantry Division (Aldershot Command & British Expeditionery Force)
05.1940     Rear GHQ, British Expeditionary Force (France)
18.06.1940 - 14.02.1941 Inspector of Infantry, War Office
15.02.1941 - 08.03.1942 Chief of the General Staff, Home Forces
09.03.1942 - 17.02.1944 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command
18.02.1944 - 31.08.1945 General Officer Commanding, London District
Colonel, Coldstream Guards.
Loyd,
Peter Wyndham
P.W. Loyd
Son of William Lewis Brownlow Loyd (died 1947), and Hon. Bettine Henrietta Knatchbull-Hugessen (died 1967).
Brother of Capt. Edward Percy Canning Loyd.
Nephew of Gen. Sir Henry Charles Loyd.
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.05.1942 [233952]
WS/Lt.
22.11.1942
A/Capt.
15.04.1945-17.10.1945
Lt.
06.03.1946, seniority 18.10.1945
Capt.
18.04.1950 (retd 18.08.1952)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
18.08.1952
22.05.1942


commissioned, The Coldstream Guards [emergency commission to 17.10.1945]
25.07.1942
-
13.09.1944
Troop Commander, No. 1 Squadron, 1st (Armoured) Battalion The Coldstream Guards
14.09.1944
-
20.12.1944
HQ 5th Guards Armoured Brigade
21.12.1944
-
08.04.1945
1st (Armoured) Battalion The Coldstream Guards
09.04.1945
-
15.07.1945
Adjutant, 1st (Armoured) Battalion The Coldstream Guards
16.07.1945
-
23.06.1946
Adjutant, 5th Battalion The Coldstream Guards
06.03.1946
 
 
permanent commission
24.06.1946
-
?
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Coldstream Guards
Lucas,
Arthur William Tindall
"Bill"
A.W.T. Lucas

Eldest son of Maj.Gen. Cuthbert Henry Tindall Lucas (1879-1958), and Joan Holdsworth, of Northwood, Stevenage.
30.06.1920
-
03.09.1951
(drowned in a boating accident at Public School Camp, Portmadoc)
2nd Lt. 03.07.1939 [95192]
Lt. 03.01.1941
A/Capt. 08.01.1942-07.04.1942
T/Capt. 08.04.1942-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.07.1946
Maj. 1950
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 22.03.1945 Operation Frippery (North Sumatra 44)
Education: Marlborough College (09.1934-07.1938); BSc (London); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
03.07.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1939 - 1940 British Expeditionary Force (France)
      Combined Operations Pilotage Party (COPP) 7 (South East Asia Command)
1950? - 1951 adviser, Pakistan Army (Instructor School of Military Engineering, Sialkot, West Pakistan)
Lucas,
Frank Renshaw
F.R. Lucas (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
27.04.1915
-
12.1998
2nd Lt. 31.01.1935 [64508]
... ...
T/Maj. 19.03.1941-01.08.1941,
05.06.1942-19.05.1943,
09.06.1943-(01.1946)
... ...
Lt.Col. 02.05.1956 (retd 05.06.1958)
Military Cross MC 19.10.1944 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 30.06.1942 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 24.06.1943 ?
31.01.1935     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
20.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Luck,
Albert Edwin
A.E. Luck
Brother of Capt. John Lewis Luck, RE.
13.01.1905
Poplar, Greater London, Middlesex
-
05.1987
Bournemouth, Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.02.1942 [228214]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946



possibly served in the Territorial Army before the war; served at Gibraltar and at Narvik (Norway) during the war
14.11.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Luck,
Donald Charles
D.C. Luck
Son of Pte. Frederick James Luck (1884-1919), The Essex Regiment, and Gertrude Fanny Hollingworth (1881-1959).
Married ((03?).1937, Leicester district, Leicestershire) Doris E. Richardson.
23.07.1913
Leicester district, Leicestershire
-
27.01.2008
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 20.12.1941 [220372]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 01.10.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
20.12.1941     commissioned, The Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
Luck,
John Lewis
J.L. Luck
Brother of Capt. Albert Edwin Luck, RA.
23.11.1911
Poplar, Greater London, Middlesex
-
03.1993
Epping Forest, Essex
Cadet
? [14549476]
2nd Lt.
14.11.1943 [300426]
WS/Lt.
14.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 
26.05.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
> 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Ex-Thames tug skipper.
14.11.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(1944)


commanded the steam tugs for placing the Mulberry harbours at Normandy
Luckins,
Robert
R. Luckins
Son of Edward Luckins, and Sarah Elizabeth Holmes.
(12?).1919
Holborn district, London
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 11.09.1943 [293073]
WS/Lt. 11.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
General Service Medal GSM ? & clasp South East Asia
14.11.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
23.02.1945     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
Luckman,
Michael
M. Luckman
Son of Charles Montague Roscoe Luckman (1873-1952), and Beatrice Mary Gleadow (1870-1942).
Married Susan Gregory Bell (06.08.1914 - 03.1993); one daughter, one son.
29.07.1911
Swindon district, Wiltshire
-
2nd Lt. 27.07.1940 [140107]
WS/Lt. 16.01.1941 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 01.09.1942-(04.1946)
     

Officer Producing Centre, Royal Army Service Corps

27.07.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(1942)     seconded, Indian Army
Joined French Foreign Legion.
Luff,
Robert Charles William
R.C.W. Luff (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Burroughs) R.C.W. Luff (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Burroughs)
Son of ... Luff, and ... Glass.

07.07.1914
Bedford, Bedfordshire
-
18.02.2009
2nd Lt. 20.06.1942 [235818]
WS/Lt. 20.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
A?/Maj. ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 17.06.1995 HM's birthday 95: for charitable services to Medical Research.
Education: Bedford Modern School.
20.06.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      100th (Gordon Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (India/Burma)
      Japanese POW liberation task force (Deputy Assistant Director of Army Welfare Services, HQ 4 Corps, South East Asia Command)
Theatrical agent and producer. Founder and Director, Robert Luff Charitable Foundation. OStJ 1991, CStJ 1995, KStJ 2000.
Lumb,
Thomas Bennett
T.B. Lumb

Son of ... Lumb, and ... Bennett.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
14.02.1916
Hunslet district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
(06?).1982
Tameside district, Cheshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.06.1943 [281166]
WS/Lt. 19.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 30.10.1945-(04.1946)
? - 19.06.1943 D Company, 166th Officer Cadet Training Unit
19.06.1943     commissioned, The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) [emergency commission]
Lumkin,
Frederick Arthur
F.A. Lumkin
Son of ... Lumkin, and ... Harper.
(06?).1916
Norwich district, Norfolk
-
2nd Lt.
13.12.1939 [110232]
WS/Lt.
13.06.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
13.12.1939


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
?
-
1942
[Platoon/Section Commander?], 106th Army Troops Company RE (Middle East; captured at Tobruk)
1942
-
1945?
POW (No. 3045) in Italian/German captivity (Stalag Va, Ludwigsburg)
Lumsden,
Herbert
H. Lumsden
H. Lumsden
H. Lumsden
H. Lumsden
H. Lumsden H. Lumsden
H. Lumsden

Son of John Lumsden.
Married (1923) Alice
Mary, younger daughter of George Roddick, JP; two sons.
From Clanfield, Oxford.

08.04.1897
Chile
-
06.01.1945
[Brookwood
Memorial,
Surrey]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. (prob) 13.08.1915
2nd Lt. 23.11.1916, seniority 13.05.1916 [11523]
Lt. 13.11.1917
Capt. 10.08.1925
Maj. 06.09.1931
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.01.1936
Lt.Col. 29.07.1938
Col. 01.08.1940, seniority 01.01.1939
A/Brig. ?
T/Brig. ?
A/Maj.Gen. 15.10.1941-04.10.1942
T/Maj.Gen. 05.10.1942-...,
15.01.1943-25.09.1943
WS/Maj.Gen. 26.09.1943
Maj.Gen. 17.05.1944, seniority 23.12.1943
A/Lt.Gen. 21.08.1942-...,
15.01.1943-25.09.1943
T/Lt.Gen. 26.09.1943-(04.1944)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Distinguished Service Order DSO 05.07.1940

France (in the retreat he was responsible for the fine work of the regiment)

Distinguished Service Order DSO 13.08.1942 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Military Cross MC 26.07.1918 *
Mention in Despatches MID 29.04.1941 for distinguished services in the field
Mention in Despatches MID 15.12.1942 Middle East
World War I: British War Medal; Victory Medal

* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during 13 days of continuous fighting in charge of a forward section. He invariably showed the greatest coolness and courage in the face of danger, keeping his section in action, and always volunteering for any officer's patrol work. As FOO he was consistently shelled whenever he moved his OP, and, although finally wounded, he continued to work and observe for his battery.
Education: Eton; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (1929-1930; psc).
      served in the ranks, mobilized Territorial Force, 317 days
13.08.1915     mobilized Special Reserve 272 days
23.11.1916     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [Royal Horse Artillery]
12.1916 - 11.11.1918 served European War in France & Belgium (wounded; MC)
24.06.1925     transferred, 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)
25.02.1932 - 14.10.1932 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Aldershot Command
15.10.1932 - 30.12.1935 Brigade Major, 1st Cavalry Division (Aldershot Command)
21.12.1937 - 28.07.1938 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
29.07.1938 - 22.06.1940 Commanding Officer, 12th Royal Lancers (UK, France)
23.06.1940 - 01.12.1940 Commander, 3rd Motor Machine Gun Brigade (UK), redesignated:
01.12.1940 - 15.10.1941 Commander, 28th Armoured Brigade (UK)
15.10.1941 - 29.10.1941 General Officer Commanding, 6th Armoured Division (UK)
05.11.1941 - 19.08.1942 General Officer Commanding, 1st Armoured Division (Egypt, Libya, Egypt) [except for 3.1-12.2.1942 [wounded] and 19.7-15.8.1942 (wounded)]
08.1942 - 13.12.1942 General Officer Commanding, X Corps (North Africa) (despatches twice, DSO and Bar [wounded])
15.01.1943 - 1943 Corps Commander (Home Forces)
1943 - 06.01.1945 British Liaison Officer with General MacArthur, South-West Pacific (killed by a kamikaze attack aboard battleship New Mexico (Lingayen Gulf))
Lund,
[Sir] Otto Marling

28.11.1891
-
15.08.1956
2nd Lt.
20.07.1911 [6783]
...
...
Col.
01.10.1937, seniority 01.01.1934
T/Brig.
22.05.1939-20.02.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
11.11.1940-20.02.1941
Maj.Gen.
21.02.1941, seniority 30.10.1940
A/Lt.Gen.
01.05.1946-22.04.1947
Lt.Gen.
23.04.1947, seniority 31.05.1944 (retd 30.06.1948)

KCB, 1948 (CB 1942); DSO 1917

20.07.1911


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
...
-
...
...
22.05.1939
-
16.09.1939
specially employed
17.09.1939
-
10.11.1940
Deputy Director of Military Operations, War Office (London)
11.11.1940
-
14.01.1944
Major-General RA (Home Forces & 21st Army Group)
1944
-
1946
Director Royal Artillery, War Office
Lusk,
Archibald Thomas
A.T. Lusk
Son (with one sister) of Archibald Lusk (1887-1967), and Ann Eadie Carmichael Shankie (1891?-1944).
Married (01.09.1947, The Oratory, Birmingham) Mary F. Guinness (15.02.1921 -), daughter (with one brother) of Francis Charles Guinness (1891-1969), and Mary Catherine Gemmell (1892-1969); two daughters, one son.
14.02.1924
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
06.01.1982
Birmingham, West Midlands
[Quinton Cemetery, Quinton, Birmingham]
Cadet 02.09.1943 [6108290]
2nd Lt. 29.07.1944 [326481]
WS/Lt. 29.01.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 06.06.1945-(04.1946)
Education: Birmingham University (1st Class Honours degree in English).
29.07.1944     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
1945 - 1946 36(I) Ordnance Salvage Unit, South East Asia Command (Burma)
Lutener,
Neville
N. Lutener
?
-
Sgt. ? [2321056]
2nd Lt. 15.08.1942 [252351]
WS/Lt. 15.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 20.04.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
British Empire Medal BEM 01.07.1941 ?
      enlisted served, Army Physical Training Corps
(1942)     attached, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Bruneval raid 02.1942)
15.08.1942     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
09.06.1944     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps (with effect from 20.01.1943)
      served possibly as instructor with 4th Parachute Brigade
Lydall,
Edward Hugh Ernest
E.H.E. Lydall
From Marlborough, Wiltshire.
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.05.1941 [187266]
WS/Lt.
20.09.1942
T/Capt.
20.09.1942-08.11.1943
WS/Capt.
09.11.1943
T/Maj.
09.11.1943-(04.1946)
A/Lt.Col.
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
28.06.1945
Italy (while serving with HQ 13 Corps)
Mention in Despatches MID
23.06.1945
Italy
Bronze Star Medal (US) BSM
16.01.1947
Central Mediterranean Force
Education: junior staff course (jsc) (Palestine, c. 1942)
?
-
10.05.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.05.1941


commissioned, The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission] (served in North Africa & Italy)
(04.1944)


seconded
Lymbery,
[His Honour] Robert Davison
R.D. Lymbery R.D. Lymbery
Son of Robert Smith Lymbery (1885-1981), and Louise Barnsdale (1885-1968), of Landfall, West Wittering, Sussex.
Married ((06?).1952, Ketton, Rutland) Pauline Anne Tuckett, daughter of John Reginald and of Kathleen Tuckett; three daughters.

14.11.1920
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
-
13.10.2008
East Lavant, near Chichester, West Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 24.05.1941 [189822]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 01.08.1943-(04.1946)
A/Maj. ? 1946 ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Gresham's School; Pembroke College, Cambridge (1939-1940, 1946-1948; MA, LLB 1st class hons)
24.05.1941     commissioned, 17th/21st Lancers - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
1942 - 1946 Middle East, Italy, Greece (Royal Tank Regiment)
Foundation Exhibitioner, 1948; called to Bar, Middle Temple, 1949, Bencher, 1990; Harmsworth Law Scholar, 1949; practice on Midland Circuit, 1949-1971. Recorder of Grantham, 1965-1971; Chairman: Rutland QS, 1966-1971 (Deputy Chairman, 1962-1966); Bedfordshire QS, 1969-1971 (Deputy Chairman, 1961-1969); Commissioner of Assize, 1971. Queen's Councilor, 1967; a Circuit Judge (formerly Judge of County Courts), 1971-1993; Common Serjeant in the City of London, 1990-1993.Freeman, City of London, 1983; Liveryman, Cutlers' Company, 1992-.
Lyne,
Charles Edward Michael
C.E.M. Lyne
Son (with three (?) brothers and one (?) sister) of Rev. Richard Arundell Lyne (1871-1955), and Cecily Joan Bacon (1885-1967).
Brother of Capt. Richard Lyne, The Herefordshire Regiment, and of Lt.Col. John Francis Lyne, The Royal Fusiliers, later Glider Pilot Regiment.
Married ((06?).1940, Hailsham district, Sussex) Jessie M. Taylor.
11.09.1912
Upton Bishop, Ross district, Herefordshire
-
03.1989
Swindon district, Wiltshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.12.1939 [109860]
WS/Lt. 03.06.1941
T/Capt. 12.11.1943-(04.1946)
Education: Rossall School (1923.1-1930.1; preparatory school & Mitre House).
? - 30.12.1939 168th (Infantry) Officer Cadet Training Unit
30.12.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
10.02.1940     transferred, The Queen´s Regiment
14.01.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
Artist & author.
Published: Horses, hounds and country (1938), From litter to later on : a puppy progress book (1973), Parson's son : sporting artist (1974), The Michael Lyne sketch book (1979), etc.
Lyne,
Frederick George Lander
F.G.L. Lyne

Residence: (1943) Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
09.07.1903
Watford,
Hertfordshire

-
04.1993
Pershore,
Worcestershire
2nd Lt.
05.03.1940 [114249]
WS/Lt.
24.10.1940
T/Capt.
24.10.1940-18.09.1941
WS/Capt. 
19.09.1941
T/Maj.
19.09.1941-29.03.1944
WS/Maj.
30.03.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.07.1943
N Africa
05.03.1940


commissioned, The Suffolk Regiment [emergency commission]
22.05.1942


transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps
?


142 Regiment RAC
Lyne,
John Francis
"Daddy"
J.F. Lyne
Second son (with three (?) brothers and one (?) sister) of Rev. Richard Arundell Lyne (1871-1955), and Cecily Joan Bacon (1885-1967).
Brother of Capt. Richard Lyne, The Herefordshire Regiment, and of Capt. Charles Edward Michael Lyne, Reconnaissance Corps.
Married (07.09.1940, St George's Church, Campden Hill, Kensington district, London) Dorothy Noel Belsham (30.12.1912 - 07.1993), second daughter of Mr & Mrs H.N. Belsham, of Hunstanton, Norfolk; two daughters, one son.

06.07.1911
Ross district, Herefordshire
-
09.08.1950
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 16.03.1940 [126104]
WS/Lt. 12.02.1941
T/Capt. 12.02.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 22.11.1942
T/Maj. 22.11.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 03.10.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Lt.Col. 03.10.1945-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 19.10.1944 NW Europe *
* On the night June 5th/6th the Glider flown by Major Lyne was hit by anti-aircraft fire and a crash landing east of the River Dives was unavoidable. This officer received many abrasions and a broken bone in his right foot. In spite of his injuries he led his party of 7 men through enemy held territory to our own lines, a distance of nearly 50 miles. Through his courage and tenacity the party was brought safely back having accounted for at least 16 Germans killed or wounded.
Education: Rossall School (1921.3-1928.3; preparatory school & Mitre House).
? - 16.03.1940 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
16.03.1940     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers [emergency commission]
12.11.1940 - (04.1941) Adjutant, ...
22.08.1942     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(06.1944)     Officer Commanding, "D" Squadron, No. 1 Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment (Normandy)
Surveyor and land agent.
Lyne,
Lewis Owen
"Lew" / "Lou" 




L.O. Lyne (Photo courtesy of Daniel Ravenhill)
2nd son of Charles Lyne, Newport, Monmouthshire. Unmarried.
Residence: (1943) London.
19.08.1899
Newport,
Monmouthshire

-
04.11.1970

Kersey, Suffolk
Cadet
?
T/2nd Lt.
02.04.1919-09.09.1919
2nd Lt.
14.07.1921 [22301]
Lt.
14.07.1923
Capt.
16.10.1935
Bt. Maj.
01.07.1938
Maj.
01.08.1938
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1939
A/Lt.Col.
23.11.1939-22.02.1940
T/Lt.Col.
23.02.1940-18.02.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
12.09.1942
local Col.
24.07.1941-18.02.1942
A/Col.
12.03.1942-11.09.1942
T/Col.
12.09.1942-02.07.1943
Col.
03.07.1943, seniority 01.07.1942
A/Brig.
12.03.1942-11.09.1942
T/Brig.
12.09.1942-28.03.1945
A/Maj.Gen.
29.03.1944-28.03.1945
T/Maj.Gen.
29.03.1945-...
Maj.Gen.
09.04.1946, seniority 02.09.1945 (retd 03.02.1949)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.02.1945
NW Europe
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.08.1943
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
05.08.1943
Persia-Iraq
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Russian Order of Kutuzov, 1st class, 16.01.1947 [1945]. Legion of Honour & Croix de Guerre (France).
Education: Haileybury; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (...-1921); Staff College, Camberley (1936, psc)
14.07.1921


commissioned, Lancashire Fusiliers
1921
-
1938
regimental service, 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (Ireland [1921], England, Gibraltar, Egypt and N. China)
15.02.1930
-
(03.1931)
Adjutant, on the strength of the Depot (Bury)
(06.1933)


served at Catterick
27.05.1938
-
26.04.1939
Staff Captain to the Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War, War Office (London)



served War of 1939-1945 (despatches, immediate DSO, CB, French Legion of Honour, Officer, French Croix de Guerre)
27.04.1939
-
22.11.1939
Deputy Assistant Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War, War Office (London)
23.11.1939
-
08.08.1940
Assistant Military Secretary, War Office (London)
1940


Commanding Officer, 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
29.06.1941
-
18.02.1942
Chief Instructor (General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Senior Officers' School
12.03.1942
-
20.03.1944
Commander, 169th (London) Infantry Brigade (UK, Iraq, N Africa, Italy)  [except for 10-16.10.1943, 16.10-13.11.1943 (injured), 8-21.1.1944 (hospitalized)]
10.10.1943
-
15.10.1943
acting General Officer Commanding, 56th (London) Division (Italy)
29.03.1944
-
16.10.1944
General Officer Commanding, 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division (UK, NW Europe)
17.10.1944
-
21.11.1944
General Officer Commanding, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division (NW Europe)
22.11.1944
-
1945
General Officer Commanding, 7th Armoured Division (NW Europe)
1945


Military Governor, British Zone, Berlin, Germany
01.01.1946
-

Director of Staff Duties, War Office (London)
Honorary Colonel, 574 (M) HAA Regiment (Lancashire Fusiliers), Royal Regiment of Artillery TA, 12.12.1947-01.07.1955.
Chairman Executive Committee, UNA, 1951-1957, Joint President, UNA, 1957; Chairman: The Manchester Oil Refinery (Holdings) Ltd, 1961-1966; Petrocarbon Developments Ltd, 1960-1968; Director, Lobitos Oilfields Ltd, 1963-1966; Chairman of the Board of Governors. Moor Park College, 1954-1960; President, The Knights' Association of Youth Clubs, 1946-1969; President, Haileybury Society, 1957-1958. President, The British Diabetic Association, 1963. Liveryman Glaziers' Company, 1949
Lyne,
Richard
R. Lyne
Son (with three (?) brothers and one (?) sister) of Rev. Richard Arundell Lyne (1871-1955), and Cecily Joan Bacon (1885-1967).
Brother of Lt.Col. John Francis Lyne, The Royal Fusiliers, later Glider Pilot Regiment, and of Capt. Charles Edward Michael Lyne, Reconnaissance Corps.
Married ((03?).1946, Abingdon district, Berkshire) Ada K. Belcher; three daughters, one son.
07.08.1909
Woolhope, Ledbury district, Herefordshire
-
12.1985
Wallingford district, Berkshire / Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. 14.06.1939
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 07.01.1942-(04.1946)
Education: Rossall School (1921.1-1926.2; preparatory school & Mitre House).
14.06.1939     commissioned, The Herefordshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served in Burma
Lyon,
Frank Matthew
F.M. Lyon (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Brown)
03.04.1915
-
02.1990
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
Sgt. ? [4534864]
2nd Lt. 01.03.1945 [345381]
WS/Lt. 01.03.1945
Military Cross MC 12.07.1945 NW Europe *
01.03.1945     commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) [immediate emergency commission]
(1945)     7th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (NW Europe) (MC)
? - 12.06.1949 short service commission
* Recommendation for the award of the Military Cross to Lt. F.M. Lyon: At Haalderen (7566) on 2 April 1945 this officer was in command of 15 Platoon of C Company, in the initial breakout from the Nijmegen bridgehead. The platoon had the most difficult task of the operation - to assault an enemy post, which had been been built up & occupied for six months and was covered by mines. As anti-personnel mines were known to exist in the orchards round the house it was decided to attack frontally down the road which was thought to have only anti-tank mines, a plan which called for courage and not manouvre. The leading troops soon came under fire of 3 machine guns. Lt. Lyon with another soldier then attempted to rush the house, both being hit by bullets, Lt. Lyon's binoculars saving his life. Lt. Lyon withdrew into a nearby ditch, reorganised the section and led another assault, which together with skilfully placed PIAT fire, resulted in the destruction of the post, 3 enemy being killed and 17 taken prisoner. But for this officer's action a most difficult operation to capture the forward defence lines might have ensued. His gallantry an skill was all the more praiseworthy as it was his first time in action as an officer.
[Recommended 03.04.1945 by Lt.Col. C.D. Hamilton, commanding 7th Battalion DWR, approved 22.04.1945 by Brig. H. Wood, commanding 147th Infantry Brigade, 28.04.1945 by Maj.Gen. S.B. Rawlins, commanding 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division, 21.05.1945 by Lt.Gen. C. Foulkes, commanding 1st Canadian Corps, by Gen. H.D.G. Crerar, commanding First Canadian Army, and finally by Field Marshal B.L. Montgomery, commanding 21st Army Group.]
Lyon,
James Marcus
J.M. Lyon

1920 ?
-
01.02.2007
[age 87]
2nd Lt.
03.12.1938 [78697]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
WS/Capt. 
01.01.1945
Capt.
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
15.05.1964
?



late Cadet, Stowe School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
03.12.1938


commissioned,  The Warwickshire Yeomanry - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
05.10.1942


transferred, Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps
19.12.1942


transferred, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry



seconded, Special Operations Executive (SOE)
?
-
05.06.1950
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
06.06.1950
-
19.09.1963
transferred, Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
20.09.1963


Eastbourne College Contingent, Combined Cadet Force, General List - Territorial Army (reverted to Lt. at own request)
Founder member of the Special Forces Club.
Lyon,
Peter Edward Lycett
P.E.L. Lyon
Son of Maj. Edward Lycett Lyon (1877-1916), 18th Royal Hussars, and of the Hon. Mrs. Lyon (Kathleen Louisa Plunket), of Cuckfield, Sussex.
(12?).1911
Andover,
Hampshire /
Wiltshire

-
02.08.1944
[age 33]
[Bayeux War
Cemetery,
XXI.B.4]
2nd Lt.
27.01.1940 [117039]
WS/Lt.
27.12.1940
T/Capt. 
22.09.1941-02.08.1944
Military Cross MC ? ?
27.01.1940


commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) [emergency commission]
(06.1944)
-
02.08.1944
Second-in-Command, "A" Squadron 13th/18th Royal Hussars (France) (killed in action)
 
Lyon-Clark,
Anthony William Patrick
A.W.P. Lyon-Clark as a child
Son of Maj. William Lyon-Clark (1858-1934) and Helen Holt Lyon-Clark.
Married (11.05.1935) Margaret Jean "Margot" Dary, of New York City, USA.
1913
-
18.07.1944
[age 31]
[Ranville War
Cemetery,
IVA.B.7]

2nd Lt.
26.04.1941 [184925]
WS/Lt.
01.07.1942
T/Capt. 
01.07.1942-18.07.1944
26.04.1941


commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) [emergency commission]
(06.1944)
-
18.07.1944
Technical Adjutant, HQ Squadron 13th/18th Royal Hussars (France) (killed in action)
 
Lyttelton,
Humphrey Richard Adeane
"Humph"
H.R.A. Lyttelton
Son (with four sisters) of George William Lyttelton (1883-1962), second son of the 8th Viscount Cobham, and Pamela Marie Adeane (1889-1975).
Married 1st (19.08.1948; marriage dissolved 1952) Patricia Mary Braithwaite Gaskell, daughter of John Wellesley Gaskell; one daughter.
Married 2nd (01.11.1952) Elizabeth Jill Richardson, daughter of Albert E. Richardson; two sons, one daughter.

23.05.1921
Eton College, Buckinghamshire
-
25.04.2008
Barnet General Hospital, London
2nd Lt. 29.11.1941 [219020]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. ? ?
29.11.1941     commissioned, Grenadier Guards [emergency commission]
Jazz trumpeter, band-leader, cartoonist and broadcaster.
       
 
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