British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Mann,
Edward Charles
E.C. Mann
Son of Maj. William Edgar Mann (1885-1969), and Sarah Douglas Sprot (1887-1975).
Married (20.10.1945) Pamela Margaret Hornsby (26.08.1918 - 05.09.2004), daughter of Maj. Frank Haultain Hornsby (1879-1935), and Hon. Muriel Strutt (1890-1976); three sons.
From Woodbridge.
04.10.1918
Kensington district, London
-
09.08.1959
The Mill House, Dunsfold, Surrey
2nd Lt. 25.05.1938 [77590]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 16.09.1941-15.12.1941
T/Capt. 16.12.1941-12.08.1942
WS/Capt. 13.08.1943
Capt. 01.07.1946 (reld 18.11.1947)
A/Maj. 13.05.1943-12.08.1943
T/Maj. 13.08.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. 18.11.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO 05.07.1940 France: at the Yser Canal his leadership held up superior forces for seven hours
Military Cross MC 18.10.1945 Italy
Mention in Despatches MID 29.04.1941 distinguished services in the field
Mention in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
Silver Star Medal (USA) SSM 16.01.1948 ?
25.08.1938     commissioned, 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) - Royal Armoured Corps
      served in UK, France, Middle East & Italy
Member of the council of the Brewers' Society. Director of Watney, Combe, Reid and Company, Ltd.
Mann,
Michael Woodham
M.W. Mann
Son of C.W. Mann, and ... Grant, of Sevenoaks, Kent.
Married ((09?).1945, Devon Central district) Diana Stebbing (predeceased him); no children.
(06?).1917
Dartford district, Kent
-
09.02.2012
Stebbing, Dunmow, Essex
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 10.12.1939 [105916]
WS/Lt. 14.01.1941
T/Capt. 14.01.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 07.02.1943
T/Maj. 07.02.1943-(04.1946)
Lt. 01.05.1950 (reld 01.11.1977)
Hon. Lt..Col. 01.11.1977
Military Cross MC 08.1940 ?
Education: Harrow (Newlands House; 1931.2-1936.2; Shooting VIII 1935-36, Monitor 1936); Exhibitioner, Wadham College, Oxford (represented Oxford at revolver shooting 1937).
Assistant Master, St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, later at Felsted.
? - 10.12.1939

Cadet, No. 1 Mixed Training Battalion RASC

10.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
1939 - 1940 served France & Belgium (MC)
1943     served North Africa
01.05.1950     commissioned, Felsted School Contingent, Combined Cadet Force - Territorial Army (General List)
Manners,
John Weir
J.W. Manners
(09?).1905
Durham district, Durham
-
1975
Northumberland
2nd Lt. 27.07.1942 [239662]
WS/Lt. 27.01.1943 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 27.03.1945-(01.1946)
27.07.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Manners,
Ronald James
R.J. Manners
Son (with two brothers) of Arthur Percy Manners, and Anne Sheddan Porter.
Married ((06?).1947, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Thelma Doreen Harris (1922? - 07.2009); one son, one daughter.
12.03.1918
Headington district, Oxfordshire
-
24.02.2002
Poole district, Dorset
2nd Lt. 04.07.1940 [138181]
WS/Lt. 04.01.1942
WS/Capt. 14.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 14.05.1945-(04.1946)
04.07.1940     commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
      2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment (Burma)
Manning,
Stanley Arthur
S.A. Manning

Married Dora Manning (in India?).
15.03.1911
-
16.02.1998
Towcester district, Northamptonshire
Lt. QM 25.08.1942
WS/Capt. QM 25.08.1945
Maj. QM ? late 1940s? (retd early 1950s?)
25.08.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Ran a hardware business in Epsom, Surrey in the 1960s.
Mansergh,
Geoffrey Ernest
G.E. Mansergh

First son of Ernest Lawson Mansergh, MInstCE (1866-1933), and Emma Cecilia Fischer Hogg, of Elm Lea, Woking.
Brother of Adm. Sir Maurice James Mansergh, KCB, CBE, and V.Adm. Sir Cecil Aubrey Lawson Mansergh, KBE, CB, DSC.
Married ((06?).1916, Kensington district, London) Maud Josephine Shirreff (20.08.1892 - (09?).1978), of Camberley, Surrey, daughter of Herbert Reginald Shirreff (1861-), and Ethel Smythe (1866-).
31.01.1893
Wandsworth district, London
-
02.06.1940
off Dunkirk, France
(KIA) [age 47]
[Maidstone Cemetery, Kent, K.1.151]
2nd Lt. 19.07.1912
Lt. 15.07.1914
T/Capt. 27.02.1916-25.06.1917
Capt. 26.06.1917
Maj. 15.02.1927
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1933
Lt.Col. 14.02.1935
Col. 15.12.1938, seniority 01.07.1936
A/Brig. ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.07.1940 France
Military Cross MC 14.01.1916 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 17.02.1915 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1916 ?
1914 Star 14 St - & clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (08.1912 awarded the King's Medal, the Sword of Honour, and prizes for artillery, military engineering, tactics, and elctricity & magnetism); Staff College (psc).
19.07.1912     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
13.08.1914 - 15.09.1916 served in France & Belgium
16.09.1916 - 14.10.1917 Instructor (General Staff Officer), Signal Service Training Centre (temporarily)
10.12.1917 - 05.04.1918 Staff Captain, War Office (temporarily)
04.09.1918 - 11.11.1918 served in France & Belgium
17.02.1919 - 04.12.1919 Staff Captain, War Office (temporarily)
18.03.1921     transferred, Corps of Royal Signals
16.03.1928 - 25.04.1930 Brigade Major, Signal Training Centre
26.04.1930 - 15.03.1932 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
15.12.1938 - 1939? Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), 1st Infantry Division (Aldershot & France)
1939? - 02.06.1940 senior administrative officer, HQ 2nd Corps (France) (killed aboard an evacuation craft off Dunkirk)
Mansfield,
Harry Rendall
H.R. Mansfield
Son of L. Mansfield, and ... Ford, of Burton-on-Trent.
14.10.1916
Burton district, Worcestershire
-
01.1990
Trowbridge district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 13.05.1939 [87574]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
WS/Capt. 28.03.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj. 28.03.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MBE 19.09.1946 Burma
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Education: Uppingham School (01.1931-12.1933; West Bank House).
      late Cadet, Uppingham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
13.05.1939     commissioned, 6th Battalion The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (Burma)
? - 14.10.1966 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Managing director.
Manson,
Lewis William
L.W. Manson (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
2nd Lt.
02.06.1945 [349394]
WS/Lt.
02.12.1945
T/Capt.
?
Maj.
(1947)
02.06.1945


commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
18.07.1946
-
(04.1947)
Staff Captain, Mechanical Engineers, Southern Army, India
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Manson,
William Myles
W.M. Manson
18.02.1916
-
05.1990
Westminster district, London
Lt.
13.03.1943 [267197]
WS/Lt.
13.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
13.03.1943


commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission]
Manton,
John Silvester
J.S. Manton

Married ((06?).1950, Holborn district, Middlesex) Barbara M. Norton; ... children (twoe sons?).
17.05.1917
-
(12?).1977
Grimsby district, Humberside
2nd Lt. 14.09.1940 [148847]
WS/Lt. 14.03.1942
T/Capt. 30.04.1943-07.07.1945
WS/Capt. 08.07.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 08.07.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Capt. 01.01.1949
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
14.09.1940     commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.01.1949 - 17.05.1967 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Marcheselli,
Norman Andrew
N.A. Marcheselli

Son (with one brother) of Andra Larenzo Marcheselli (1895-), and Annie Butterworth (1890-1943).
Married Edith ... (28.04.1915 - 08.2005); ... children (one daughter?). Edith Marcheselli remarried (1966) William L. James.
28.05.1915
St Pancras district, London
-
09.05.1964
Penrhiwtyn Hospital, Neath, Glamorganshire (formerly of Brecknock)
Cadet ? [14648555]
2nd Lt. 16.07.1944 [324815]
WS/Lt. 16.01.1945 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
Joined Metropolitan Police, 04.05.1936. Left 01.09.1946.
16.07.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Mining engineer.
Margerison,
Neil Diarmid
N.D. Margerison

05.03.1918
-
08.1988
Westminster district, London
2nd Lt.
26.05.1940
WS/Capt.
07.08.1941
T/Maj.
07.08.1941-(04.1946)
26.05.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Administrative Branch [emergency commission]
 
Markowitz,
Jacob
J. Markowitz

Son of Harry and Jeanette (Marcus Markowitz.
Marrie (12.01.1946) Ruth McCullough, daughter of the late T.D. McCullough, of Kincardine, Ontario; one daughter, one son.
17.09.1901
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
-
1969
Lt. 10.04.1941 [183223]
WS/Capt. 10.04.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 06.06.1946 for gallant & distinguished services while POW *

* As joint originator and supervisor of a fully successful transfusion service in prisoner of war camps in Siam using the most primitive and improvised apparatus, Captain Markowitz has shown skill and ability of an outstanding degree. His training of transfusion teams, his development of simple techniques for jungle surgery and his ingenious methods of improvisation saved many hundreds of lives. He has shown great disregard for personal danger and risk of brutality in order to serve his patients.

Education: Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Tornoto, Ont.; University of Toronto, Ont. (MB, 1923, PhD 1926); University of Glasgow 1926-1927; Mayo Foundation (MS, 1930).
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto.
10.04.1941

commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
02.1942?     captured at Singapore
02.1942? - 1945? POW in Japanese captivity (1943 surgeon at Chungkai)
Professor of research in experimental surgery, University of Toronto (Department of Physiology). Member American Physiological Society; Canadian Physiological Society; Sigma Xi.
Published: Experimental surgery (1949); various essays on scientific and literary subjects.
Markson,
Frederick
"Fred"
F. Markson
Married ((03?).1945, Manchester district, Lancashire) Doreen Lieberman.
From Ayr, Scotland.
13.10.1918
-
(03?).1978
Bury district, Greater Manchester
RQMS ?
2nd Lt. 30.11.1940 [168734]
WS/Capt. 17.11.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 21.11.1944-(04.1946)
30.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Administrative Branch [emergency commission]
      served West African Force
 
Marlow,
Thomas Keith Rivers
T.K.R. Marlow
27.09.1916
-
(12?).1975
Chichester district
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
20.04.1940 [129846]
A/Capt.
16.01.1941-15.04.1941
T/Capt.
16.04.1941-12.06.1943
WS/Capt.
13.06.1943
A/Maj.
13.03.1943-12.06.1943
T/Maj.
13.06.1943-30.05.1946
Lt.
03.08.1946, seniority 27.03.1941
Capt.
03.08.1946, seniority 01.07.1946
T/Maj.
18.09.1948-26.09.1952
Maj.
27.09.1952 (retd 02.10.1971)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
14.06.1969
HM's birthday 69



served in the ranks (mobilized TA) for 231 days
?
-
20.04.1940
142nd Officer Cadet Training Unit RE
20.04.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 02.08.1946]



served in India for quite a long time, and also possibly in Persia
03.08.1946


permanent commission
 
Marriott,
John Horace
J.H. Marriott

23.01.1916
-
21.01.2007
Holt
2nd Lt.
30.01.1936
...
...
T/Maj.
17.11.1941-01.12.1941,
07.11.1942-17.02.1947
...
...
Lt.Col.
16.02.1959 (supernumerary 16.02.1962)
Military Cross MC
15.09.1939
Palestine
Mention in Despatches MID
08.07.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
26.04.1945
?
30.01.1936


commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment
21.01.1942
-
06.11.1942
Staff Captain, HQ ... Infantry Brigade
07.11.1942
-
17.11.1945
Brigade Major, ...
Marsden,
Allen John
A.J. Marsden (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
(12?).1921
-
Cadet ? [16001298]
2nd Lt. 18.12.1943 [303493]
WS/Lt. 18.06.1944
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
18.12.1943     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
Marsden,
Cecil
"Mick"
C. Marsden (Photo courtesy of Patricia Marsden)

Son of ... Marsden, and ... Hayward.
Married 1st ...; one daughter.
Married 2nd ...; one son, two daughters.
19.07.1914
Rochford district, Essex
-
08.08.1970
Southend on Sea district, Essex
Cadet ? [1919610]
2nd Lt. 28.05.1944 [321031]
WS/Lt. 28.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 24.02.1945-(04.1946)
Lt. 30.03.1953
Lt. & Paym. 01.03.1955
Capt. & Paym. 02.04.1957 (reld 30.03.1961)
Hon. Capt. 30.03.1961
28.05.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
30.03.1953     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [short service commission]
01.03.1955     transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps
30.03.1959 - 30.03.1961 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Marsden,
John Charles Frederick
J.C.F. Marsden (Photo courtesy of Mr Pat Gariepy)

Married ((06?).1947, Claro district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Gertrude B. Newsum.
23.10.1914
Hunslet district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
09.2004
North Yorkshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.07.1936 [68437]
Lt. 18.07.1939
T/Capt. 26.12.1939-(01.1941),
18.11.1941-(04.1944)
Capt. 11.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. ?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 19.01.1960 -
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 19.01.1960 1st clasp
Education: Durham School.
     

late Cadet, Durham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

18.07.1936 - 10.12.1936 commissioned, 8th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) - Territorial Army
10.12.1936 - 24.08.1939 transferred, 184th Anti-Aircraft Battery, 66th (Leeds Rifles, The West Yorkshire Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Brigade - Royal Regiment of Artillery (Leeds)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
25.08.1939 - (11.1939) Aide-de-Camp (ADC), ....
02.10.1940 - (04.1941) General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
autumn 1945     Brigade-Major (BM), 308th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
? - 23.10.1964 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Marsden,
Norman Astley Howard
L.J. Wheatley (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Maj. Charles Howard Marsden, OBE (1876-), and Evelyn Grace Ida Cooper-Key, of of Ingleton, Drensham, nr Farnham, Surrey.
Married (22.09.1948, St Andrew's Church, Kelso) Florinda Bridget Henry, daughter of Col. Wilfred Richardson Peacock Henry, late Indian Cavalry, of Hempsford, Kelso, Roxburghshire; .. children (two sons?).
07.11.1916
Weymouth district, Dorset

-
03.2003
Truro district, Cornwall
2nd Lt. 27.08.1936
Lt. 27.08.1939
A/Capt. 15.03.1940-14.06.1940
T/Capt. 15.06.1940-09.08.1940,
14.06.1941-21.07.1941,
03.08.1941-28.11.1942,
05.04.1943-16.11.1943
WS/Capt. 17.11.1943
Capt. 27.08.1944
A/Maj. 17.08.1943-16.11.1943
T/Maj. 17.11.1943-06.04.1944,
19.11.1948-17.05.1949,
02.11.1953-09.10.1955,
01.05.1956-10.05.1956
Maj. 11.05.1956 (retd 12.05.1958)
Education: Sherborne (1930.3-1933); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
31.10.1943     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
Marsden,
Robert
R. Marsden
?
-
Cpl. ? [7885532]
A/Sgt. ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.10.1941 [222740]
WS/Lt. 26.10.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Military Medal MM 27.09.1940 British Expeditionary Force 39-40 [erroneously gazetted a second time]
(1940)     5th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (BEF) (MM)
26.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
1942     captured & POW (No. 1238) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Marsh,
John Anthony
J.A. Marsh

From Bournemouth.
01.03.1920
-
1981
Bermuda
[buried at the Devonshire Church]
2nd Lt.
17.12.1939 [109524]
WS/Lt.
17.06.1941
A/Capt.
11.09.1941-10.12.1941
T/Capt.
11.12.1941-19.07.1942,
05.10.1942-06.04.1944
WS/Capt.
07.04.1944
A/Maj.
07.01.1944-06.04.1944
T/Maj.
07.04.1944-31.01.1946
Lt.
19.01.1946, seniority 01.09.1942
Capt.
01.03.1947
T/Maj.
08.09.1951-28.02.1954
Maj.
01.03.1954 (retd 29.04.1958)
Lt.Col.
1960s?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.01.1944
Italy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
13.06.1970
Bermuda Regiment
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
NW Europe
(Territorial) Efficiency Medal EM
28.01.1949
?
1939
- 16.12.1939 served in the ranks, mobilized Territorial Army (106 days)
17.12.1939


commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [emergency commission to 18.01.1946]
1942?


seconded to the Special Air Service (SAS) (Western Desert)
01.04.1944


transferred to Special Air Service (SAS), Army Air Corps
19.01.1946


permanent commission, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1954
-
1956
Officer Commanding, “A” Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Hamilton, Bermuda)
1958?
-
1965
joined Bermuda Military Artillery
1965
-
1966
Second-in-Command, The Bermuda Regiment
1966
-
1970
Commanding Officer, The Bermuda Regiment
Till his death Deputy Director of the Colony's Department of Tourism, Bermuda.
Marshall,
James Black
J.B. Marshall
09.11.1904
Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
-
(12?).1981
Greenwich district, Greater London
RQMS ?
Lt. QM 12.06.1940 [134791]
16.01.1942
A/Capt. QM 11.04.1943
WS/Capt. QM 12.06.1943
Capt. QM 12.06.1946
Maj. QM 01.05.1950 (Employed List (2) 25.02.1954)
Lt.Col. (Staff QM) 07.03.1956 (retd 09.11.1959)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
      served in the ranks for 13 years, 338 days
      served as Warrant Officer Class 2 for 4 years, 156 days (1939/40 Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant 1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers)
12.06.1940     commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission to 15.01.1942] (for 1 year, 218 days)
16.01.1942     commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [permanent commission]
28.01.1954 - (02.1957) Quartermaster, Staff College, Camberley
Member of Camberley Borough/County Council.
Marshall,
John Bell
J.B. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
?
-
2nd Lt. 04.02.1939 [85084]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
Lt. 31.01.1952, seniority 17.01.1950
Education: Glasgow High School (1922-1939); MB, ChB Glasgow 1950.
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Glasgow High School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
04.02.1939     commissioned, 4th/5th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 05.1940 Officer Commanding, 13 Platoon, "C" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (captured)
1940 - 1945 POW (No. 717) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
      Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
31.01.1952     transferred, Royal Army Medical Corps
Marshall,
John Charles
J.C. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Dinah Marshall)
J.C. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Dinah Marshall)
J.C. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Dinah Marshall) J.C. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Dinah Marshall)

Son of Walter John Marshall, of Black Heddon Hall, Northumberland.
Married ((03?).1941, Ware district, Hertfordshire) Eleanor Patricia Kenyon, daughter of Harold George Kenyon, of Ware, Hertfordshire; ... children (one son?)..
23.01.1919
-
31.07.1987
Heswall, Wirral, Birkenhead district, Merseyside
2nd Lt. 08.05.1937 [71679]
WS/Lt. 08.05.1940
A/Capt 03.08.1940-02.11.1940
T/Capt 03.11.1940-26.09.1942
WS/Capt 27.09.1942
Capt 08.05.1945
A/Maj. 27.06.1942-26.09.1942
T/Maj. 27.09.1942-(10.1943),
18.10.1943-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 1946
Mention in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
(Territorial) Efficiency Medal EM 06.02.1947 - [replaced by TD]
Education: Radley College (1932.3-1936.1).
      late Cadet Lce.-Corpl., Radley College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
08.05.1937     commissioned, 59th (4th West Lancashire) Medium Brigade, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      No. 5 Air Intelligence Liaison Section
Director of Shipping Company in Liverpool from 1957.
His daughter-in-law writes: "
We have a diary he wrote in 1940 which details his daily life until end of October of that year. He got out of Dunkirk on a destroyer on June 1st. The entry for that day reads 'Never got to bed at all.  Dunkirk was a shambles. I tried to find the East Mole but failed.  Eventually got to beach. After a nightmare hour or so got on a destroyer. Landed at Dover at 10am. Got a train to Lord knows where. Fetched up at Manorbier at 1.30am. What a day!'"
Marshall,
Roy Stuart
R.S. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Marshall)

Son of Andrew Adamson Marshall, and Bessie Bunting, of Whitley Bay, Northumberland.
Married (1946) Phyllis Mary Rawlings; two sons.

28.10.1917
Whitley Bay, Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
11.11.1987
Taunton, Taunton Deane district, Somerset
L/Sgt.
? [902163]
2nd Lt.
24.01.1942 [224271]
A/Capt.
10.07.1942-09.10.1942
T/Capt.
10.10.1942-05.10.1945
WS/Capt.
06.10.1945
A/Maj.
06.07.1945-05.10.1945
T/Maj.
06.10.1945-07.01.1946 (Unemployed List [Release Regulations 1945] 08.01.1946-15.01.1946)
Lt.
16.01.1946, seniority 20.04.1942
Capt.
20.10.1946
T/Maj.
15.03.1947-14.05.1951
Maj.
20.10.1953
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1957
T/Lt.Col.
13.08.1958-14.12.1960
Lt.Col.
15.12.1960
Col.
01.11.1962, seniority 13.03.1961
T/Brig.
01.11.1962-31.10.1965
Brig.
01.11.1965
Maj.Gen.
01.05.1966, seniority 15.04.1966 (retd 22.09.1970)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
13.06.1970
HM's birthday 70
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
11.06.1960
HM's birthday 60
Military Cross MC
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Military Medal MM
27.08.1940
France 39-40
Education: Whitley Bay and Monkseaton High School; Staff College, Camberley (1947; psc); Joint Services Staff College (1952-1953; jssc)



served in the ranks (Territorial Army) for 129 days
1939
-
1945
War Service in Europe and Middle East:
24.08.1939


mobilized TA (2 years, 144 days)
1939


joined 88th (West Lancashire) Field Regiment RA - Territorial Army (BEF)
24.01.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 15.01.1946]



186th (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (NW Europe)
16.01.1946
 
 
permanent commission
05.02.1948
-
12.02.1950
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 2nd Infantry Division (British Army of the Rhine)
13.02.1950
-
11.04.1951
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General ( DAAG), 6th Infantry Brigade
12.06.1954
-
13.09.1956
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG), War Office
13.08.1958
-
29.10.1960
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), 1st (British) Corps (British Army of the Rhine)
1960
-
1962
Commanding Officer, 12th Regiment RA
01.11.1962
-
25.11.1964
Commander, 7th Artillery Brigade (British Army of the Rhine)
1965


Indian National Defence College
01.05.1966
-
07.10.1968
Major­General Royal Artillery, HQ British Army of the Rhine
14.04.1969
-
22.09.1970
Deputy Master-General of the Ordnance, Ministry of Defence
Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 1972-01.05.1977. Dynamics Group, British Aerospace, 1970-82. Special director and defence adviser to the chairman of BAC's Guided Weapons Division, 1976.
Martin,
Dick Neville
D.N. Martin (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Martin) D.N. Martin (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Martin)
D.N. Martin (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Martin)  
Son of Guy Bertie Martin (1882?-1952), and Lilian Elizabeth Pettit (1879-).
Married (10.05.1946. St Paul's Church, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) Lt. Elizabeth Jean "Beth" Lothian (10.05.1917 - 03.03.2008), a Canadian Army VAD nurse, seconded to the British Civil Nursing Reserve (she had nursed him at Aylesbury), daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Geoffrey Lothian, of Winnipeg; one son.
03.04.1917
Soham, Newmarket district, Cambridgeshire
-
09.05.1973
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sgt. ? [1533946]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.03.1943 [267209]
WS/Lt. 13.09.1943 (reld 05.03.1945; disability)
Hon. Lt. 05.03.1945
Education: Tewkesbury Grammar School.
Worked in the family business, Martin Brothers, a wine merchant in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
      served in the ranks
13.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
? - 07/08.01.1944 2nd Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (seriously wounded at Mignano - spinal injuries, among others)
22.05.1944 - 1945? hospitalized at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Martin,
Edwyn Sandys Dawes
E.S.D. Martin
Second son of late Edward Martin, of Brackley Lodge, Brackley, Northamptonshire.
Married (1923) Margaret Ayliffe Elinor Guthrie (died 1950), daughter of David Charles Guthrie, 5th of Craigie; two sons, one daughter.
19.02.1894
Wimbledon, Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
04.10.1954
Yeovil, Somerset
2nd Lt.
05.02.1913 [8056]
Lt.
18.11.1913
Capt.
06.10.1916, seniority 29.06.1916
A/Maj.
05.06.1918-18.08.1919
Maj.
09.04.1924
Lt.Col.
02.11.1937
A/Col.
16.03.1940-01.06.1940,
15.07.1940-05.09.1940
Col.
06.09.1940 (retd 17.07.1946)
A/Brig.
15.10.1941-14.04.1942
T/Brig.
15.04.1942-27.08.1943,
13.12.1943-06.01.1945
Distinguished Service Order DSO 03.06.1918 HM's birthday 18
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 11.07.1940 ?
Military Cross MC 14.01.1916 2nd Battle of Ypres 13.05.15  *
1914 Star 14 St - & clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1916 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 20.05.1918 ?
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37 - -
Commander, Order of the Crown (Belgium) Crwn - -
* For the efficient handling of his machine guns on 13th May 1915.  Though exposed to a heavy shell fire, he kept his guns in action throughout and when the Regiment retired from their trenches he remained in position and covered the retirement.
Education: Winchester; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc)
05.02.1913


commissioned, 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards - Royal Armoured Corps (17.10.1922 renamed 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards)
15.08.1914
-
11.09.1914
went to France with C Squadron, and took part in the retreat from Mons, the battle of the Marne, and the advance on the Aisne, till wounded at Sablonières on 08.09.1914
05.11.1914
-
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium; rejoined the regiment early in 1915
06.02.1916
-
17.08.1919
seconded, Machine Gun Corps (as Second-in-Command of 1st Machine Gun Squadron, 27.02.1916; appointed Officer Commanding, 5th Machine Gun Squadron, with temporary rank of Captain, 06.10.1916, and continued to command it till the end of the war (DSO, mentioned in despatches)
20.08.1919
-
24.10.1920
Adjutant, 5th Dragoon Guards
27.08.1928
-
11.05.1930
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), India
(03.1931)
 
 
regimental service (Aldershot)
13.09.1932
-
23.04.1936
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), British Troops in Egypt (got his flying licence 11.04.1934 at Misr Airwork Ltd., Cairo)
02.11.1937
 -
(01.)1939 
Commanding Officer, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
01.09.1939
-
08.06.1940
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), East Africa Force HQ (Nairobi, Kenya)
16.07.1940
-
18.10.1940
Sub-Area Commander, Home Forces
19.10.1940
-
18.04.1941
Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG)
19.04.1941
-
14.10.1941
Senior Umpire
15.10.1941
-
29.10.1942
Commander, 28th Armoured Brigade (UK)
30.10.1942
-
09.05.1943
Brigadier, Royal Armoured Corps, Home Forces
17.07.1946
-
19.02.1952
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Martin,
George Alfred Scott
G.A.S. Martin (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.07.1941 [198258]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Lt. & Paym. 17.01.1946 (reld < 04.1947)
(Territorial) Efficiency Medal EM 07.11.1947 & 1st clasp
26.07.1941     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
17.10.1944     transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps
Martin,
George Noel Chadwick
G.N.C. Martin (Photo courtesy ogf Mr Gary Hatton)

Son of the late J.C. Martin and Mrs Martin, of Portrush, Northern Ireland.
Due to be married (early 04.1933) to Barbara Anne, youngest daughter of W.A. Home, and Mrs. Home of Quebec.
WW2 residence: Farnham, Surrey.
23.12.1892
-
died between 1985 and 1990
2nd Lt. 19.07.1912 [4918]
Lt. 09.06.1915
T/Capt. 02.12.1915-07.08.1916
Capt. 08.08.1916
A/Maj. 12.08.1917-13.06.1919
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1930
Maj. 01.06.1930
Lt.Col. 05.11.1938 (supernumerary 05.11.1941)
A/Col. 20.06.1940-19.11.1940
T/Col. 20.11.1940-(04.1941)
Col. 14.09.1942, seniority 05.11.1941 (retd 12.02.1945)
A/Brig. (1940)
T/Brig. 20.11.1940-(04.1941),
26.10.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Brig. 12.02.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 09.09.1942 Middle East 11.41-04.42
Distinguished Service Order DSO 10.12.1919 *
Military Cross MC 24.09.1918 **
Mention in Despatches MID 21.05.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 23.12.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 07.07.1919 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 24.06.1943 Middle East 05-10.42
- Ntce 20.12.1940 name brought to notice: operations in the field 03-06.40
1914 Star 14 St - & clasp & roses
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Afr St - -
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M - -
* For conspicuous gallantry and brilliant leadership at Les Mottes on 8th November, 1918. He led a gun at a gallop through the foremost infantry, coming into action at 700 yards, silencing several machine guns which were holding up the advance. He remained in action in the open for several hours, keeping down hostile fire and denying the ridge 600 yards distant to the enemy. He also silenced, two 77 mm. guns, which were firing on the troops at about 1,500 yards range. His intrepid behaviour set a fine example.
** For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of his battery, when his able dispositions greatly minimised casualties at a time of persistent heavy shelling. On one occasion a direct hit was obtained on a dug-out, killing and wounding its occupants and setting fire to the camouflage and ammunition in a gun-pit. His prompt efforts were most successful in getting away the wounded and putting out the fire. Throughout the operations he set a fine example of cheerfulness and determination under very trying conditions.
Education: Royal Miliary Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Quetta (26.03.1926-20.01.1928; psc).
19.07.1912     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
10.1914 - 11.11.1918 served (74th Brigade RFA) France & Belgium (wounded)
01.12.1921 - 13.01.1925 Adjutant, ...
21.09.1928 - 19.03.1931 Staff Officer Royal Artillery (General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3)), Northern Command (York)
20.03.1931 - 15.04.1933 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Royal Military College, Canada (Kingston, Ont.)
(06.1933)     20th Field Brigade RA (Catterick)
01.11.1934 - 19.12.1935 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (London)
20.12.1935 - 21.04.1938 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Gibraltar
(01.1939)     Commanding Officer, 18th Field Regiment RA (Deepcut)
194 - 1941 Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
29.09.1941 - 10.10.1941 acting General Officer Commanding, 6th Infantry Division (Syria)
194 - 1942 Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division
? - ? Brigadier Royal Artillery (BRA), Northern Command
01.12.1942 - (04.1944) Brigadier Royal Artillery (BRA), Western Command (Chester)
? - ? Brigadier Royal Artillery (BRA), XIII Corps
? - ? Brigadier Royal Artillery (BRA), 8th Army
12.02.1945 - 23.12.1950 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Played golf, 1920s.
Martin,
Hugh Edward Ross
H.E.R. Martin

Elder son of Lt.Col. Charles Jasper Martin, OBE, MC, Indian Army, and Gladys Mary Gore-Browne.
Married ((06?).1950, Aldershot district, Hampshire) Nicole Rosy Hélène Barambon, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Barambon, of Geneva, Switzerland; one daughter.
26.07.1918
-
05.08.2001
Farnham, West Surrey district
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.08.1938 [77539]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 10.05.1946-30.06.1946
Capt. 01.07.1946
T/Maj. 30.06.1951-24.08.1951
Maj. 25.08.1951 (retd 24.09.1968)
Education: Wellington College (1932.1-1936.3; Anglesey; Dormitory Prefect); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1937-1938); Staff College, Camberley (psc, 1950).
25.08.1938     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
1942 - 1945 POW (No. 1700) in German capitvity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Associate, Institute of Linguists, London.
Martin,
Hugh Gray
H.G. Martin

Youngest son of J.M. Martin, JP, formerly of Auchendennan, Dunbartonshire.
Married 1st (1915) Violet Forteath, daughter of Col. Forteath, of Newton, Morayshire; one daughter.
Married 2nd (1930) Lorna Mary ffrench Mullen, widow of Maj. N.C. Healing, DSO, MC, RA, and daughter of Col. D. ffrench Mullen, of Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland.
28.02.1887
-
02.10.1969
2nd Lt. 25.07.1906 [3437]
... ...
Maj.Gen. 01.09.1938, seniority 03.01.1938 (retd 12.11.1942)
A/Lt.Gen. 11.11.1940-10.11.1941
T/Lt.Gen. 11.11.1941-12.11.1942
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 1941 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 1918 ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 1920 ?
Education: Marlborough College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Imperial Defence College (idc); Staff College (psc).
25.07.1906     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
01.09.1938 - (01.)1940 General Officer Commanding, 4th Anti-Aircraft Division (temporarily)
1940 - 1940 Major-General Anti-Aircraft at GHQ British Expeditionary Force (France)
1940 - 1940 General Officer Commanding, 3rd Anti-Aircraft Division
14.08.1940 - 1942 Commander, III Anti-Aircraft Corps
Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 03.02.1942-1952. Military correspondent, Daily Telegraph, 1943-1959.
Published: The history of the Fifteenth Scottish Division (1948); Sunset from the main (1951; reminiscences of shooting and fishing in India).
Martin,
Jasper James
J.J. Martin (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
02.06.1886
-
04.08.1967
Lt. ?
Lt. 30.08.1939
T/Capt. 01.03.1941-(07.1945)
local Lt.Col. 26.06.1945
      Captain, Connaught Rangers
30.08.1939     commissioned, National Defence Companies
?     transferred, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's)
(1941)     8th (HD) Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment
Martin,
Reginald
R. Martin
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.10.1941 [214352]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
25.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Martin,
Reginald Henry
R.H. Martin

Married Patricia Cox; ... children.
19.11.1894
Rathdown district, Ireland
-
late 1970s
Gleneally, County Wicklow, Ireland
2nd Lt. 16.08.1916 [1144]
Lt. 16.02.1918
A/Capt. 27.05.1918-20.03.1919
local Capt. 23.05.1928-10.11.1928
Capt. 11.11.1928
Maj. 10.10.1937 (retd 23.03.1946)
A/Lt.Col. 05.04.1940-04.07.1940
T/Lt.Col. 05.07.1940-11.11.1940,
09.02.1942-20.12.1942,
04.02.1943-24.06.1943,
09.09.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 23.03.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
16.08.1916     commissioned, Royal Irish Regiment
20.09.1916 - 13.08.1917 served France & Belgium (wounded)
27.05.1918 - 20.03.1919 Adjutant, Militia
02.06.1922 - 14.03.1925 seconded, Yemen Infantry
09.09.1922     transferred, The East Yorkshire Regiment
23.05.1928 - 06.12.1930 employed under Air Ministry [Aden Protectorate Levies]
? - ? 2nd Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment
A granddaughter writes: "I know that after WWII he was positioned in Germany where he was involved in the repatriation of Prisoners of War. Earlier in his career he had served in India and Egypt - he had suffered from TB and was treated I think in the Army hospital in Cairo prior to WWII."
Martin,
William Mitford Lascelles *
W.M.L. Martin (Photo courtesy of Mr David Martin)

Only child of Charles Bertram Mitford Martin (1880-1965), and Anne Hester Lascelles (1897-1986).
Married ...; one daughter, two sons.

* In Army records shown as: W.L.M. (William Lascelles Mitford) Martin
06.10.1923
Belfast, Northern Ireland
-
24.06.1975
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Cadet ? [6985395]
2nd Lt. 21.07.1944 [324936]
WS/Lt. 21.01.1945 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
Education: Campbell College (01.1937-07.1938).
21.07.1944     commissioned, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [emergency commission]
      posted, 4th Battalion The Welch Regiment ?
Martin-Jenkins,
Alan Albert
A.A. Martin-Jenkins (Photo courtesy of Mrs Gay Gilmour)
Married; at least one daughter.
05.05.1913
-
07.1990
Surrey South-Western district, Surrey
Spr.
?
2nd Lt.
26.05.1940 [134026]
WS/Lt.
26.11.1941
A/Capt.
20.03.1942-19.06.1942
T/Capt.
20.06.1942-23.06.1943
WS/Capt.
24.06.1943
A/Maj.
24.03.1943-23.06.1943
T/Maj.
24.06.1943-28.02.1947
Lt.
07.11.1945, seniority 05.05.1938
?, seniority 05.05.1936
Capt.
07.11.1945, seniority 05.05.1944
Maj.
05.05.1949
T/Lt.Col.
23.01.1951-13.04.1955
Lt.Col.
14.04.1955
Col.
07.01.1959
T/Brig.
02.05.1963-20.04.1966
Brig.
21.04.1966 (retd 17.01.1968)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1968
New Year 68
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
13.06.1957
HM's birthday 57
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
?
?
Education: Staff College (psc)
1939
-
25.05.1940
served in the ranks for 276 days



Officer Cadet Training Wing (RAOC)
26.05.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission to 06.11.1945]
24.03.1943
-
25.06.1944
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, Anti-Aircraft Group, Middle East Land Forces
07.11.1945


permanent commission, RAOC
13.11.1954
-
21.11.1958
Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, War Office
07.01.1959
-
08.08.1961
Deputy Commandant Didcot
24.08.1961
-
02.04.1963
SPO COD Donnington
02.05.1963
-
18.08.1966
Director of Ordnance Services, HQ British Army of the Rhine
24.10.1966
-
(02.1967)
Commander, HQ RAOC Training Centre
Mason,
David Sidney
D.S. Mason (Photo courtesy of Mrs Betty Mason)

Son of Sidney Arthur Mason, and Nelly Agnes Bowlder.
Married 1st ((06?).1949, Staincliffe district, Yorkshire) Dorothy Joan Eastwood (05.12.1921 - 10.1989); one daughter, three sons.
Married 2nd (10.1993, Hendon district, Middlesex) Elizabeth Ann Slater.
Married 3rd (08.2000, Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey) Betty Jones.
(06?).1919
Nuneaton district, Leicestershire / Warwickshire
-
05.2016 still alive
Cadet ? [1931332]
2nd Lt. 12.03.1944 [312207]
WS/Lt. 12.09.1944
Lt. TA 01.12.1948, seniority 12.09.1944
Capt. TA 01.06.1949
12.03.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      569 Army Troops Company RE (Italy & Germany)
01.12.1948 - 24.11.1952 commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
25.11.1952 - ? Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Massey,
Robert Brian Noel
R.B.N. Massey
Only son of Noel Armstrong Edmonds Massey (1885-1971), and. Calliopa Arnaud, of Brighton, Sussex.
Married (12.07.1969, Aldershot district, Hampshire) Hon. Lavinia Bootle-Wilbraham (1937-), daughter of Lionel Bootle-Wilbraham, 6th Baron Skelmersdale, DSO, MC (1896-), and Ann Quilter (?-1974); ... children.
26.12.1920
Bromley, Kent
-
06.2003
Chichester district, Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 12.10.1940 [151460]
WS/Lt. 12.04.1943
T/Capt. 05.05.1943-(04.1944),
24.01.1945-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. 1946?
Lt. 01.05.1947, seniority 26.12.1943
A/Capt. 01.05.1947
Capt. 26.12.1947, seniority 01.05.1947
A/Maj. 15.09.1953
Maj. 26.12.1954, seniority 15.09.1953
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 12.03.1957 -
      121st Officer Cadet Training Unit
12.10.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1944)     D Battery, 12th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
01.05.1947     commissioned, Honourable Artillery Company - Territorial Army
19.05.1959     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Massy,
Hugh Peter Stokes
P.S. Massy

Son of Lt.Gen. Hugh Royds Stokes Massy, CB, DSO, MC (1884-1965), and Maud Iva Nest Roch.
Married (10.10.1945, Brompton, Kensington district, London) Jean Hilda Kidston (29.11.1919 - 10.1993), daughter of Sq.Ldr. M.G. Kidston, of Kamili Downs, Kahawa, Kenya; two daughters.
27.02.1914
Cockermouth district, Cumberland
-
27.11.1998
South Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt. 30.08.1934 [63641]
Lt. 30.08.1937
A/Capt. 01.02.1941-30.04.1941
T/Capt. 01.05.1941-10.02.1942,
05.07.1942-29.08.1942
Capt. 30.08.1942
A/Maj. 05.07.1942-04.10.1942
T/Maj. 05.10.1942-25.06.1943,
10.09.1943-29.08.1947
Maj. 30.08.1947
T/Lt.Col. 09.11.1954-20.06.1957
Lt.Col. 21.06.1957 (Empl List (1)) (supernumerary 21.06.1960) (Special List 29.05.1964) (retd 27.02.1969)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 ?
NW Frontier of India Medal and Clasp
Education: Staff College (psc).
30.08.1934     commissioned, Royal Tank Corps
... - ... ...
04.08.1945 - 31.03.1948 General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), War Office
16.10.1950 - 22.04.1951 Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG), HQ Hamburg District
27.04.1951 - 13.07.1952 Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (DAA&QMG), HQ 91st Lorried Infantry Brigade
09.11.1954 - 11.12.1957 Assistant Military Secretary (AMS), British Army of the Rhine (BAOR)
13.03.1958 - 12.03.1961 Assistant Quarter-Master General (AQMG), Scottish Command
21.04.1961 - 20.04.1964 Assistant Quarter-Master General (AQMG), War Office
28.05.1964 - (02.1967) Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quarter-Master General (DAA&QMG), Royal Armoured Corps Centre
Massy,
Hugh Royds Stokes
H.R.S. Massy H.R.S. Massy
H.R.S. Massy

Eldest son (with two brothers) of Arthur Wellington Massy, JP (1846-1916) of Cottesmore, Pembroke, and Emma Elizabeth Rhys Stokes (1850-1932), of Cuffern, Pembroke.
Married (12.11.1912, St Simon Zelotes, Chelsea, London) Maud Ina Nest Roch (13.04.1884 - 09.10.1960), only daughter of Col. Thomas James Roch, RA, JP, DL (1851-1928), and Georgina Nest Owen (1858-1935), of Llether, Pembroke; one son (Lt.Col. Hugh Peter Stokes Massy, Royal Tank Regiment), one daughter.

05.01.1884
East Grinstead, Sussex
-
21.05.1965
Mashumbas. Marandellas,
S. Rhodesia
2nd Lt. 24.12.1902 [6163]
Lt. 24.12.1905
Capt. 30.10.1914
T/Maj. 11.02.1916-21.05.1916
Maj. 22.05.1916
A/Lt.Col. 02.06.1917-14.06.1917
T/Lt.Col. 24.06.1926
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1928
Lt.Col. 07.03.1932
Bt.Col. 27.03.1932, seniority 27.03.1931
Col. 09.08.1933, seniority 27.03.1931
T/Brig. 05.11.1934-26.09.1938
Maj.Gen. 27.09.1938, seniority 11.06.1938 (retd 27.08.1942)
A/Lt.Gen. 25.10.1939-24.10.1940
T/Lt.Gen. 25.10.1940-06.11.1941 (supernumerary 07.02.1941)
Hon. Lt.Gen. 27.08.1942
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 11.07.1940 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 04.06.1917 ?
Military Cross MC 03.06.1916 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 13.07.1916 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 18.05.1917 ?
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Education: Bradfield College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1900-1902); Imperial Defence College (1930; idc); psc.
24.12.1902     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
06.07.1907 - 08.12.1911 West African Frontier Force (Northern Nigeria)
... - ... ...
15.01.1913 - 22.08.1915 Adjutant, 4th East Lancashire Brigade Royal Field Artillery - Territorial Force
... - ... ...
03.11.1915 - 10.02.1916 Staff Captain to Brigadier-General RA, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli 06.1915-09.01.1916, Egypt 01.1916-18.03.1916)
11.02.1916 - 21.05.1916 Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG) (Staff Officer to Brigadier-General RA), Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Egyptian Expeditionary Force 19.03.1916-28.04.1916)
18.05.1916 - 11.11.1918 served in France & Belgium (DSO, MC, despatches twice):
15.06.1917 - 11.11.1918 Brigade Major RA, ... (France)
12.11.1918 - 16.01.1919 General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), ... (France)
... - ... ...
01.02.1919 - 31.03.1919 General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), ... (Home Forces)
 1919 - 1920? Staff College, Camberley (psc)
 26.01.1920 - 27.11.1921 Brigade Major RA, 5th Division (Irish Command) (Curragh, Ireland)
28.11.1921 - 19.01.1922 General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), ... (Irish Command)
20.01.1922 - 27.02.1922 Brigade Major RA, ... (Irish Command)
      served in UK
11.05.1922 - 30.11.1925 Staff Officer RA, ... (India)
01.12.1925 - 31.12.1927 Instructor (General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2)), Staff College, Quetta
... - ... ...
 27.03.1932 - 13.10.1934 Instructor, Senior Officers' School, India (Belgaum)
05.11.1934 - 26.09.1938 Brigadier RA, Southern Command (UK)
[obtained civil aviator's licence [No. 13355] taken at Wiltshire Flying Club on 28.10.1935, formed RA Flying Club and became its first president]
27.09.1938 - 24.10.1939 Director of Military Training, War Office (London)
25.10.1939 - 18.04.1940 Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office (London)
19.04.1940 - 03.05.1940 Commander-in-Chief of the North Western Expeditionary Force (Central Norway; directing operations from London) [despatch of operations]
07.1940 - 06.11.1941 Corps Commander, XI Corps (UK)
Commander, Pembrokeshire Home Guard. County Commandant, Army Cadet Force, Pembrokeshire, 1945 Justice of the Peace (JP), Pembrokeshire, 1916. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Pembrokeshire, 1944. County Commissioner of Boy Scouts, Pembrokeshire, 1945-1952. High Sheriff, Pembrokeshire, 1946-47. Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 1945-1951. Sold his house in Wales in 1946 and emigrated to Wedza, Southern Rhodesia.
Masters,
George James Boyd
G.J.B. Masters

Only son (with one sister) of Lt.Col. Godfrey Masters, DSO (1875-1958), and Sybil Mary Boyd (1875-), of Rockfield House, Monmouth.
15.05.1912
Cork district, Ireland
-
27.03.1943
(KIA) [age 30]
[Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia, III.C.16]
2nd Lt. 02.02.1933 [58036]
Lt. 02.02.1936
A/Capt. 20.01.1940-19.04.1940
T/Capt. 20.04.1940 (1 day only),
12.09.1940-01.02.1941
Capt. 02.02.1941
A/Maj. 17.03.1942-...
T/Maj. ...-27.03.1943
Distinguished Service Order DSO 24.02.1942 Middle East (Egypt and Libya: operations SW of Tobruk 13.12.41) [recommendation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 24.06.1943 Middle East 01.05.42-22.10.42 [posthumously]
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
02.02.1933     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(1941)     25th Field Regiment RA (DSO)
? - 27.03.1943 Officer Commanding, "D" Battery, 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery RA (blown up driving over a mine)
Mathes,
Cecil John
C.J. Mathes
14.02.1916
-
11.2001
Barnet district, Hertfordshire
Lt. 25.09.1943 [294235]
WS/Capt. 25.09.1944
MRCS, LRCP 1943.
25.09.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(03.1945)     HQ 23rd (Chindit) Infantry Brigade
Mathew,
Hartley Taylor
H.T. Mathew

Son of ... Mathew, and ... Taylor.
Married ((03?).1947, Macclesfield district, Cheshire) Kathleen M. Hill; ... children (one son?).
19.06.1923
Oldham, Lancashire
-
Cadet ? [6106738]
2nd Lt. 16.01.1943 [275808] (reld 19.08.1943)
05.08.1944
WS/Lt. 05.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. 23.07.1957, seniority 27.12.1953
Capt. ?
Maj. 01.05.1961
Education: Manchester Grammar School.
16.01.1943 - 19.08.1943 commissioned, Army Cadet Force (East Lancashire Commn.)
05.08.1944     commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission]
? - (04.1946) seconded, The King's African Rifles (served in India & Kenya)
23.07.1957     Territorial Army
31.03.1966     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Matterson,
Peter Dunsforth
P.D. Matterson
Son of ... Matterson, and ... Simpson.
From Brentwood.
Lived 1959 at Rochdale, Lancashire.
01.02.1915
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
12.1990
Rochdale district, Lancashire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
23.08.1941 [201740]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
06.07.1943-20.03.1944
WS/Capt.
21.03.1944
A/Maj.
21.12.1943-20.03.1944
T/Maj.
21.03.1944-(04.1946)
Capt.
01.05.1947, seniority 21.03.1944
A/Maj.
01.05.1947-31.01.1949
Maj.
01.02.1949, seniority 01.05.1947
Military Cross MC
17.02.1944
Salerno / Italy
23.08.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(1943)
 
 
Combined Operations Pilotage Party (COPP) 5 (Salerno / Italy)
01.05.1947


transferred, Territorial Army
06.06.1956
-
28.02.1959
transferred, Army Emergency Reserve of Officers, Mobile Defence Corps
28.02.1959
-
?
transferred, Regular Army Reserve of Officers
?
-
28.02.1963
transferred, Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
28.02.1963
-
?
transferred, Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Matthew,
Arthur Gordon
"Hammer"
A.G. Matthew (Photo courtesy of Mrs Celia Smith)
A.G. Matthew
Eldest son of Arthur Matthew (1850-1917), and Maude Illsley (1878-1968), of Eastbourne, Sussex
Unmarried.
22.12.1898
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
-
06.10.1947
Delfzijl, The Netherlands
[age 48]
[Cambridge (St Giles and St Peter) Church Cemetery]
2nd Lt. 20.09.1918 [13038]
Lt. 20.03.1920
Capt. 20.09.1931
Maj. 01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col. 09.12.1940-08.03.1941
T/Lt.Col. 09.03.1941-01.01.1943
WS/Lt.Col. 01.05.1943
A/Col. 03.09.1942-01.01.1943,
01.03.1943-30.04.1943
T/Col. 01.05.1943-(01.1946)
A/Brig. 03.09.1942-01.01.1943,
01.03.1943-30.04.1943
T/Brig. 01.05.1943-(01.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 29.03.1945 NW Europe 44-45 [citation available upon request]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.07.1941 Middle East (Egypt & Libya) [citation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 26.07.1940 BEF France
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 BEF France
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 30.06.1942 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe

WWI: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Education: Eastbourne College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (10.1917-09.1918).
20.09.1918     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
06.10.1918     "T" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (BEF France 03.10.1918-11.11.1918)
04.04.1919     Assistant Adjutant, 14th Brigade RHA
01.07.1919     153rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery (Luton)
11.11.1919     27th Field Brigade RFA (Larkhill)
02.1920     26th Field Brigade RFA (Deepcut)
09.04.1920     120th Battery RFA [from 02.09.1922 24th Battery RFA] (Nowshera, India)
26.06.1924     Station Staff Officer, Khanspur & Officer Commandin, Royal Artillery (Khanspur, Pershawar, India)
22.10.1924     24th Battery RFA (Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, India)
26.04.1926     RA Depot, Woolwich (from 29.01.1927 Assistant Adjutant)
16.10.1927     RHA, Woolwich
16.05.1928     1st Brigade RHA (Aldershot)
21.05.1928     "O" Battery 1st Brigade RHA (Aldershot)
05.08.1929     HQ 1st Guards Brigade (Aldershot)
01.10.1931     1st Brigade RHA (Newport, Monmouthshire)
21.01.1932 - 20.01.1936 Regimental Adjutant, Honourable Artillery Company & Adjutant, 11th Brigade RHA - TA (London)
22.10.1935     1st Training Brigade RA (RA Depot, Woolwich) (pending embarkation on posting to 5th Training Brigade RA, Bombay, from 21.01.1936 pending embarkation on posting to 3rd Field Brigade, Kirkee, Poona, India)
14.03.1936     62nd Field Battery RA (Kirkee, India)
05.1938     Battery Captain, from 10.1939 Battery Commander, from 02.07.1940 Second-in-Command, from 09.12.1940 Commanding Officer, 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (UK, from 10.1939 France, from 06.1940 UK, from 10.1940 North Africa)
19.04.1941     Commanding Officer, 51st (Westmorland and Cumberland) Field Regiment RA (North Africa [Tobruk])
30.05.1941     Commanding Officer, 104th (Essex Yeomanry)Field Regiment RHA (North Africa [Tobruk], from 25.12.1941 Palestine, from 15.01.1942 Western Desert)
08.09.1942 - 01.01.1943 Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 8th Armoured Division (Western Desert)
02.1943     Commander "E" Army Group Royal Artillery (UK)
04.1943     Commander, 4th Army Group Royal Artillery (Scottish Command)
01.05.1943     Corps Commander Royal Artillery (CCRA), 8 Corps (UK, from 06.1944 NE Europe) & from 05.1945-01.1946 also Commander Kiel Brigade Area (British Army of the Rhine)
26.03.1946     returned from Germany to Hounslow (then Brigadier Royal Artillery, Eastern Command)
Matthews,
Francis Raymond Gage
F.R.G. Matthews
Son of late H.F. Matthews, MA, ICS, Nicholas Nymet, North Tawton, Devon, and of late Mrs H.B. Jones (she married 2nd, 1914, Col H.B. Jones, CB; he died 1952).
Married 1st (1936) Jean Frances Graham (died 1961), daughter of Gen. Sir David Campbell, GCB; one son.
Married 2nd (1970) Heather Rosalie Shackleton, Dublin; one son.
26.01.1903
-
26.05.1976
Crockerton, Warminster, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
01.02.1923
Lt.
01.02.1925
Capt.
27.02.1935
A/Maj.
01.09.1939-30.11.1939
T/Maj.
01.12.1939-31.01.1940
Maj.
01.02.1940
A/Lt.Col.
18.11.1940-17.02.1941
T/Lt.Col.
18.02.1941-06.04.1942,
06.06.1942-07.10.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
08.10.1943
local Col.
14.01.1943-07.04.1943
A/Col.
08.04.1943-07.10.1943
T/Col.
08.10.1943-(01.1946)
A/Brig.
08.04.1943-07.10.1943
T/Brig.
08.10.1943-(01.1946)
A/Maj.Gen.
06.11.1945-(01.1946)
Maj.Gen.
05.04.1948 (retd 20.11.1955)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1949
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.06.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
23.07.1937
Palestine
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1944
?
Education: Cheltenham College; RMC, Sandhurst; psc
01.02.1923


commissioned, The York and Lancaster Regiment
01.12.1929
-
30.11.1932
Adjutant, ...
18.06.1934
-
13.02.1936
ADC to the Governor adn Commander-in-Chief, Malta
27.02.1935


transferred, The South Wales Borderers
1937
-
1938
Staff College
01.04.1939
-
31.08.1939
General Staff Officer (GSO) for Weapon Training
1939
-
1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
1940
-
1941
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ... Division
1941


Commanding Officer, ... Battalion (Middle East Forces)
1943


Director of Military Training, Middle East
19.05.1944
-
03.10.1944
Commander, 168th (London) Infantry Brigade (Egypt, Italy)
10.10.1944
-
25.11.1944
Commander, 13th Infantry Brigade (Palestine)
20.01.1945
-
07.06.1945
Commander, 185th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
1945


Division Commander, British Army of the Rhine
1946
-
1948
Commandant, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
1948
-
1949
General Officer Commanding, Land Forces, Hong Kong
1949
-
1950
President, No 1 Regular Commissions Board, War Office
1950
-
1952
General Officer Commanding, 1st Infantry Division
1952
-
1955
Director of Infantry, War Office
Commandant, Civil Service Defence College, 1956; Director, Civil Defence, S.W. Region, 1960-1966. Col The South Wales Borderers, 1954-1961. Joint Master, South and West Wilts Foxhounds, 1966-1971.
Matthews,
George Nicholls
G.N. Matthews
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Walter Worth Matthews (1881-1953), and May Nicholls (1889-).
16.10.1921
Biggleswade district, Bedfordshire
-
23.12.1992
Exeter district, Devon
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 03.01.1943 [256870]
WS/Lt. 03.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
03.01.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal  Engineers [emergency commission]
      served with 21st Army Group (NW Europe)
Matthews,
Russell Henry
R.H. Matthews
22.11.1922
Jullundar, India
-
01.02.2010
Frimley
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.03.1942 [228476]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. 01.12.1943-28.02.1944
T/Capt. 01.03.1944-20.11.1949
Lt. 16.06.1945, seniority 21.05.1945
Capt. 21.11.1949
Maj. 21.11.1956 (retd 28.02.1974)
Military Cross MC 23.09.1943 North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia) [recommendation available upon request]
      served in the ranks for 228 days
07.03.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 15.06.1945]
(1943)     457 Light Independent Battery RA (MC)
16.06.1945     permanent commission
Mattinson,
Wallis George Longrigg
W.G.L. Mattinson (Photo courtesy of Alastair Mattinson)
Married ((03?).1940, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Eunice Carden ((09?).1909 - ).
30.06.1902
Wandsworth district, London
-
(06?).1968
Croydon district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 01.02.1923
Lt. 23.04.1925
Capt. 04.01.1936 (half-pay 27.07.1939) (full-pay 24.04.1940)
Maj. 01.02.1940 (retd 23.07.1942)
01.02.1923     commissioned, Royal Tank Corps (later: Royal Tank Regiment)
(03.1931) - (06.1933) 2nd Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Farnborough)
(09.1935) - (10.1935) Regimental Depot, Royal Tank Corps (Bovington Camp)
(01.1937) - (01.1938) 1st (Light) Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Perham Down)
(01.1939)     1st Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Egypt)
23.07.1942 - 12.11.1952 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class I, Executive Officers) [exceeded age limit]
Maufe,
Garry Humphris
G.H. Maufe
Married (1949) Marit Børstad; four daughters.
Residence: (1945) King's Lynn.

28.05.1922
Ilkley, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
06.04.2009
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.04.1942 [232567]
WS/Lt.
18.10.1942
Military Cross MC
21.06.1945
Italy
Education: Uppingham.



enlisted service, Royal Norfolk Regiment
18.04.1942


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission] 
(1943)
-
(1945)
1st Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps (North Africa & Italy)
Farmer.
Mawson,
Sidney William
S.W. Mawson
Son of ... Mawson, and ... Raybould.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
23.04.1920
Bournemouth, Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
19.10.1996
Honiton district, Devon
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.11.1942 [284076]
WS/Lt. 04.05.1943
T/Capt. 07.02.1946-(04.1947)
Lt. 17.10.1951, seniority 29.07.1947
2nd Lt. 24.11.1964, seniority 22.06.1944
Lt. 24.11.1964, seniority 22.06.1946
Capt. 24.11.1964, seniority 22.06.1950
A/Maj. (1969)
Maj. 30.06.1970 (retd 23.04.1975)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1969 New Year 69: services to Sierra Leone [recommendation available upon request]
04.11.1942     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission to 16.10.1951]
17.10.1951     short service commission
24.11.1964     permanent commission
Maxsted,
Charles Rochfort
C.R. Maxsted
Son (with one borther and one sister) of Basil Eden Maxsted, JP, MA (Oxon) (1862-1944), and Isabel Mary Mann, of South Cave, East Yorkshire & Dynes Hall, Halstead, Essex.
Married (11.09.1944, St Michael-le-Belfrey, York, East Riding of Yorkshire) Dorothy Mary Reckitt (widow of Maj. Wilmot D. Longstaff, The Staffordshire Yeomanry), daughter of Arnold Reckitt, of Brantingham; one son.
30.04.1903
-
(09?).1980
Beverley district, East Riding of Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 23.07.1924 [34272]
Lt. 28.09.1926 (reld 19.10.1929)
Hon. Capt. 30.04.1953
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Eton (1916.3-1921.3); Magdalen College, Oxford (BA).
Barrister, Inner Temple, 1936.
23.07.1924     commissioned, General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
31.07.1924     commissioned, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1924 - 1929 2nd Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
16.12.1929 - 30.04.1953 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
1940 - 1944 1st Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1944 - 1945 staff duty
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), 1964 & Justice of the Peace (JP), 1949, East Riding of Yorkshire. High sheriff of Yorkshire, 1964.
Maxwell,
Clyde Fairbanks
C.F. Maxwell (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
01.12.1917
Paddington, London
-
01.08.1983
Jersey, Channel Islands
2nd Lt. 03.08.1940 [140941]
... ...
WS/Capt. 13.01.1943
T/Maj. 13.01.1943-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 07.11.1946 special operations SE Asia
03.08.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
Maxwell,
Colin Gordon Stanley
C.G.S. Maxwell

Son of Gordon Stanley Maxwell (1884-1942), and Gwendolen Jessie Plaister (1890-1984).
Married ((12?).1943, Clapham, Wandsworth district, London) Phyllis A. Charlton; one son, one daughter.
22.06.1916
St John's Wood, Islington district, London
-
26?.04.2000
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2nd Lt. 20.03.1943 [268221]
WS/Lt. 20.09.1943 (demobilized > 08..1946, < 012.1946) (reld 29.09.1951)
Hon. Lt. 29.09.1951
20.03.1943     commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders [emergency commission]
Maxwell,
James Kennedy
J.K. Maxwell

Only son of Lt.Col. D.L. Maxwell, and Mrs Maxwell, of Natal & Tewkesbury.
Married (07.09.1939, Colchester, Essex) Ann St Clare Daniell (25.01.1918 - 17.01.1983), elder daughter of Col. & Mrs T.E.St.C. Daniell, of London SW7; one son, one daughter.
21.07.1915
-
17.04.1980
East Haddon, Northampton district, Northamptonshire
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935 [66071]
Lt. 29.08.1938
A/Capt. 09.11.1940-08.02.1941
T/Capt. 09.02.1941-28.08.1943
Capt. 29.08.1943
A/Maj. 03.12.1942-02.03.1943
T/Maj. 03.03.1943-03.01.1944,
26.05.1944-(01.1946)
Maj. 29.08.1948 (retd 03.02.1952)
MC 23.08.1945 Italy
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Italy
Education: Staff College (psc).
29.08.1935     commissioned, 17th/21st Lancers
(1945)     Officer Commanding, C Squadron, 17th/21st Lancers (Italy) (MC)
* Recommendation for the award of an immediate Military Cross to T/Maj. J.K. Maxwell:  Major J.K. Maxwell commands "C" Squadron of the Regiment under my command. On 21 April, after the forcing of the Segni Gap, "C" Squadron was ordered to advance and seize Poggio Renatico. Major Maxwell ordered the Squadron to advance at full speed and on approaching the town the Squadron was fired by four 88 mms of a flak battery. Without hesitation the leading troops passed through the fire at high speed into the town which was held by enemy infantry. The leading tank was rapidly knocked out by bazookas but Major Maxwell led his own Squadron HQ into the town and so controlled the situation  by directing the fire of the Squadron and of his own tank that the heavy small arms fire was subdued and a large part of the enemy garrison surrendered to the tanks. As darkness fell, it was impossible to continue clearing the town so Major Maxwell skilfully extricated his Squadron and leaguered under fire under the walls of the town which was again entered and cleared next morning. It was entirely due to the spirit of daring and speed instilled into "C" Squadron by Major Maxwell's magnificent leadership, that the initial surprise was gained against very heavy opposition and this vital town was captured. On the previous morning Major Maxwell directed a very difficult operation, the advance and seizure of the main road crossing and blown bridge at Segni. This advance was carried out by tanks and infantry in the dark and resulted in the seizure of the village of Segni with its vital church tower. During this operation Major Maxwell's tank was blown up on a mine and he himself severely shaken. His leadership and personal disregard to danger throughout the four days operations contributed very largely to its success.
[Recommended by 09.05.1945 by Lt.Col. R.L.V. ffrench Blake, commanding 17th/21st Lancers, approved 10.05.1945 by Brig. F.N. Mitchell, commanding 26th Armoured Brigade, 14.05.1945 by Maj.Gen. H. Murray, commanding 6th Armoured Division, 18.05.1945 by Lt.Gen. C.F. Keightley, commanding 5 Corps, 24.05.1945 by Lt.Gen. R.L. McCreery, commanding 8th Army, and finally 27.05.1945 by Field Marshal Sir Harold R.L.G. Alexander, commanding Allied Force HQ.]
Maxwell,
Peter
P. Maxwell
?
-
2009?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.02.1941 [172708]
WS/Lt. 22.08.1942
A/Capt. 06.08.1943-(04.1944)
T/Capt. 1945/46?
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
? - 21.02.1941 121st, 125th or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
16.12.1942 - 02.01.1943 RAF aircraft recognition course, Middle East Training School
(1943)     35th Battery, 12th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Central Mediterranean Forces)
Maxwell,
[Ian] Robert
I.R. Maxwell (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) I.R. Maxwell


Born as Ján Ludvik Hoch, of Jewish-Slovakian descent, as son of Michael and Ann Hoch.
Naturalized British citizen, 19.06.1946.
Married (1945) Elisabeth Meynard; three sons, four daughters (and one son, one daughter deceased).

10.06.1923
Slatinské Dôly, Slovakia
-
05.11.1991
drowned on a yacht trip off the Canary Islands
[buried in Jeruzalem]
Cpl. ? [13051410]
2nd Lt. 07.01.1945 [342170]
WS/Lt.  07.07.1945
A/Capt. ? ?
Military Cross MC 12.04.1945 NW Europe
Education: self-educated.
      escaped from German occupation, arrived in Briitain and enlisted in the North Staffordshire Regiment (under the name of Ivan du Maurier, later (?) also known as Leslie Jones)
[served with the 6th Battalion [since 1943?] and fought as an [Acting?] Sergeant in Normandy, 06.1944]
07.01.1945


commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [immediate emergency commission] (under the name of Robert Maxwell)
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
[it has been alleged that he shot and killed the mayor of a German town that his unit was attempting to capture in 1945]
1945 - 1947 in German Section of Foreign Office (Head of Press Section, Berlin)
Chairman, Robert Maxwell & Co. Ltd, 1948-86; Director: SelecTV, 1982-; Central Television plc, 1983-; The Solicitors' Law Stationery Soc. plc, 1985-; Mirrorvision, 1985-; Clyde Cablevision Ltd, 1985-; Philip Hill Investment Trust, 1986-; Reuters Holdings plc, 1986-; TF1, 1987-; Maxwell Media, Paris, 1987-; Maxwell Business Communications Group Ltd, 1989-; Maxwell Consumer Publishing & Communications Ltd, 1989-. Chairman, Commonwealth Games (Scotland 1986) Ltd, 1986. Mem. Council, Newspaper Publishers' Assoc., 1984-. MP (Lab) Buckingham, 1964-70. Chm., Labour Nat. Fund Raising Foundation, 1960-69; Chairman, Labour Working Party on Science, Govt and Industry, 1963-64; Mem., Council of Europe (Vice-Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology), 1968. Contested (Lab) Buckingham, Feb. and October 1974. Treasurer, The Round House Trust Ltd (formerly Centre 42), 1965-83; Chairman: GB­Sasakawa Foundation, 1985-; Nat. AIDS Trust fundraising group, 1987-; Trustee, Internat. Centre for Child Studies. Chairman: Oxford Utd FC plc, 1982-87; Derby County FC, 1987-. Kennedy Fellow, Harvard Univ., 1971. Hon. Member, Acad. of Astronautics, 1974; Member: Club of Rome, 1979- (Executive Director, British Group); Senate, Leeds Univ., 1986-; Board of Trustees, Polytech. Univ. of NY, 1987-. FIC 1988. Co­produced films: Mozart's Don Giovanni, Salzburg Festival, 1954; Bolshoi Ballet, 1957; Swan Lake, 1968; Producer, DODO the Kid from Outer Space (children's TV series), 1968. Hon. DSc Moscow State Univ., 1983; Hon. Dr of Science, Polytech. Univ. of NY, 1985; Hon. LLD Aberdeen 1988; Dr hc: Adama Mickiewicza Univ., 1989; Univ. du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 1989; Hon. Dr of Laws, Temple Univ., Pa, 1989; Hon. Dr, Bar­Ilan, Israel, 1989; Hon. DLitt Plymouth, 1989. Prism Award, NY Univ. Centre for Graphic Arts Management and Technology, 1989; World of Difference Award, Anti­Defamation League, NY, 1989. Royal Swedish Order of Polar Star (Officer 1st class), 1983; Bulgarian People's Republic Order Stara Planina (1st class), 1983; Comdr, Order of Merit with Star, Polish People's Republic, 1986; Order of the White Rose (1st class) (Finland), 1988; Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), 1989. Gen. Editor, Leaders of the World series, 1980-. Chairman, Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd (publisher of Daily Mirror, Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Sunday Mirror, The People, Sporting Life, Sporting Life Weekender, since 1984); Publisher and Editor in Chief, The European, since 1990; Founder and Publisher, Pergamon Press, Oxford, New York and Paris, 1949-91; Publisher: Magyar Hirlap; Moscow News (English edition), since 1988; Chairman and Chief Executive: Maxwell Communication Corporation plc (formerly The British Printing & Communication Corporation plc), since 1981; Macmillan Inc., since 1988; Chairman: Mirror Colour Print Ltd (formerly British Newspaper Printing Corporation plc), since 1983; British Cable Services Ltd (Rediffusion Cablevision), since 1984; Pergamon Media Trust plc, since 1986; Maxwell Pergamon Publishing Corporation plc (formerly Pergamon BPCC Publishing Corporation plc), since 1986; MTV Europe, since 1987; Maxwell Communication Corporation Inc., NY, since 1987; Macmillan Foundation, since 1988; Pergamon AGB plc (formerly Hollis plc), since 1988 (Director, since 1982); Maxwell Macmillan Pergamon International Publishing; Berlitz International Inc., since 1988; Scitex Corporation Ltd, Israel, since 1988; Thomas Cook Travel Inc., since 1989; Official Airline Guides Inc., since 1989; President, State of Israel Bonds (UK), since 1988.
Published: The Economics of Nuclear Power, 1965; Public Sector Purchasing, 1968; (jt author) Man Alive, 1968.
May,
F
F. May (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Cleland)
?
-
?
... ...
Capt. (07.1945)
?     commissioned, ... [emergency commission]
(07.1945)     Supreme HQ Allied Expeditionary Force/Air (Rear)
May,
Frank John
F.J. May

Married ...; three sons.
23.06.1902
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
12.02.1986
Weston super Mare district, Somerset
A/RSM ?
Lt. 21.02.1940 [121013]
T/Capt. 10.12.1940-18.04.1944
WS/Capt. 19.04.1944
T/Maj. 19.04.1944-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.09.1946, seniority 19.04.1944
Capt. QM ?, seniority 19.04.1944
Maj. QM 01.01.1952 (reld 01.09.1955)
Hon. Maj. QM 01.09.1955
12.06.1927     enlisted for Army service
21.02.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
08.09.1943 - (04.)1944 a Staff Captain, Jamaica
01.09.1946     short service commission
His son writes: "We understand that he was on board the Lancastria when she was sunk but need to clarify this. He survived and went to Jamaica, then Iceland."
May,
Peter Harry Mitchell
P.H.M. May (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
19.12.1913
-
10.1991
2nd Lt. 31.08.1933 [56729]
... ...
T/Lt.Col. 12.12.1944-(01.1946)
... ...
Col. 01.10.1959 (retd 12.08.1962)
Hon. Brig. 12.08.1962
Distinguished Service Order DSO 13.12.1945 ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
Military Cross MC 19.08.1941 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 24.06.1943 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 ?
31.08.1933     commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry
... - ... ...
31.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Mayer,
John Henry
J.H. Mayer
Son of ... Mayer, and ... Nathan.
Married Sheila ...; three children.

18.01.1913
Hampstead district, Greater London
-
31.10.1983
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
Lt. 21.11.1936 [69528]
Capt. 12.11.1937
T/Maj. 23.07.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 24.06.1943 Middle East 05-10.42
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 & 1st clasp
Education: Brighton College; Guy's Hospital, London; MB, FRCS.
Held house appointments and was registrar in the orthopaedic department at Guy's.
     

late Cadet Corporal, Brighton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

21.11.1936     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Territorial Army (supernumerary for duty with the University of London Contingent (Medical Unit), Senior Division, Officer Training Corps)
02.06.1939     transferred, RAMC (General List)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served at the hospital at Alexandria during and after El Alamein (despatches), later in Italy & South Africa
? - 03.11.1962 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
On demobilisation he returned for a short time to Guy's until his appointment as consultant orthopaedic surgeon to Kent county council based at Pembury Hospital. Honorary orthopaedic surgeon to Pembury Hospital and the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
Mayer,
Percy Edward
P.E. Mayer
Son of Edwin Edward "Ned" Mayer (1875-1927), and Bertha Brown (1877-).
Married (17.08.1938, Curepipe, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius) Berthe Marcelle Mayer (14.06.1913 - 08.1981), daughter of Clifford Anthony Leo Mayer (1883-1960), and Amélie Jeanne de Chazal (1892-1981); one daughter, three sons.

25.04.1903
Vacoas, Ile Maurice (Mauritius)
-
04.11.1985
Grand Baie, Rivière du Rempart, Mauritius
[Cimetière de Phoenix, Phoenix, Ile Maurice]
2nd Lt. ? [236861]
WS/Capt. ? (reld 24.04.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 24.04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 1943 ?
Military Cross MC 30.08.1945 services in the field [citation available upon request]
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG ? ?
?     commissioned, General List [not showing in the Army List]
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE) at Madagascar & French Section
Mayes,
?
Simpson
?
-
?
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
(04.1945)     14th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment
Mayhew,
James
"Tim"
J. Mayhew
?
-
?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.10.1942 [247800]
WS/Lt. 08.04.1943
T/Capt. 24.12.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.05.1947
A/Maj. 12.07.1951
Maj. ? (retd 02.11.1956)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 25.02.1955 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 15.10.1948 - [cancelled 25.02.1955 due to being awarded TD]
08.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.05.1947     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
02.11.1956     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Mayhew,
Kenneth George
"Ken"
K.G. Mayhew K.G. Mayhew
K.G. Mayhew K.G. Mayhew
Son of George William Mayhew (1892-1967), and Ada May Gibbons (1893-1964).
18.01.1917
Bosmere district, Suffolk
-
11.2011 still alive
Norwich, Norfolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 11.05.1940 [130441]
WS/Lt. 11.11.1941
T/Capt. 11.12.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 03.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 22.08.1945-(04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Ridder, Militaire Willemsorde (= Knight, Military Order of William) (The Netherlands) MWO 18.07.1947 liberation of the Netherlands (battles at Weert, Venray & Overloon) [Dutch Royal Decree No. 29 of 24.04.46]
Education: Framlingham College; Christ Church, Oxford (BA 1938; MA 1952).
? - 11.05.1940 Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
11.05.1940     commissioned, The Suffolk Regiment
(1944) - (1945) 1st Battalion The Suffolk Regiment (NW Europe)
Mayhew,
Robert Craig
R.C. Mayhew
12.06.1910
-
11.2001
Worcester, Worcesershire
2nd Lt.
16.11.1928 [40907]
Lt.
16.11.1931
Capt.
08.04.1936 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
23.01.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
12.06.1943
T/Lt.Col.
12.06.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Lt.Col.
01.05.1947 (retd 09.06.1952)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
21.09.1944
?



late Cadet Company Quarter-Master Sergeant., Wrekin College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

16.11.1928


commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment - Territorial Army
(03.1931)
-
10.12.1936
6th (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Birmingham)
10.12.1936


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
10.12.1936
-
(01.1939)
190th Anti-Aircraft Battery (under 69th (The Royal Warwickshire Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Brigade) (Birmingham)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
30.06.1944
-
10.1945
Commanding Officer, 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (SR)
09.06.1952
-
12.06.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Mayne,
Sir Ashton Gerard Oswald Mosley
see: Indian Army  
Mayne,
Robert Blair
"Paddy"
R.B. Mayne R.B. Mayne
R.B. Mayne R.B. Mayne
R.B. Mayne R.B. Mayne
Third son in the family of four sons and three daughters of William Mayne, who ran the family's prosperous wine and grocery business, and his wife, Margaret Vane.
Unmarried.

11.01.1915
Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
-
14.12.1955
Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
(car accident)

2nd Lt.
06.03.1939 [87306]
WS/Capt.
21.12.1942
T/Maj.
21.12.1942-06.04.1944
WS/Maj.
07.04.1944
T/Lt.Col.
07.04.1944-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.02.1942
Middle East *
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.10.1943
Sicily **
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.03.1945
France 44 ***
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.10.1945
NW Europe 44-45 ****
Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
?
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
24.02.1942
Middle East
Education: Regent House School and was later articled to a solicitor, while reading law at Queen's University, Belfast
An outstanding sportsman, he became in 1936 Irish universities' heavyweight boxing champion, and in 1938 he received the first of six rugby international caps for Ireland and toured South Africa with the British Lions.
06.03.1939


commissioned,  Royal Regiment of Artillery - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized
17.04.1940


transferred, The Royal Ulster Rifles
?
-
07.1941
No. 11 (Scottish) Commando
07.1941
-
10.1945
served Special Air Service:
07.1941
-
?
L Detachment,  Special Air Service Brigade (N Africa)
?
-
27.01.1943
Officer Commanding, "A" Squadron 1st Special Air Service Regiment ( N Africa)
27.01.1943
-
early 1943
Commanding Officer, 1st Special Air Service Regiment
early 1943
-
03.1944
Commanding Officer, Special Raiding Squadron, 1st Special Air Service Regiment (Sicily, Italy)
01.04.1944


transferred, Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps
03.1944
-
01.10.1945
Commanding Officer, 1st Special Air Service Regiment (NW Europe)
Secretary to the Incorporated Law Society of Northern Ireland.
Literature: R. Bradford and M. Dillon, Lt.-Col. Paddy (Blair) Mayne D.S.O. (1987); Hamish Ross, Paddy Mayne (2003)
* Recommendation for the Distinguished Service Order: At Sirte on 12/13 December this officer was instrumental in leading and succeeded in destroying with a small party of men, many aeroplanes, a bomb dump and a petrol dump. He led this raid in person and himself destroyed and killed many of the enemy. The task set was of the most hazardous nature, and it was due to this officer's courage and leadership that success was achieved. I cannot speak too highly of this officer's skill and devotion to duty. [Recommended by Brigadier B.W.Reid]
**
Recommendation for the
1st Bar to the DSO: Operation "Husky", Sicily, On July 10th 1943 & 12th July 1943, Major R.B.Mayne carried out two successful operations. The first, capture and destruction of coastal defence battery on Capo Murro Di Porco, the outcome of which was vital to the safe landing of X111 Corps. By nightfall 10/7/43, SRS had captured three additional Btys, 450 prisoners as well as killing 200 to 300 Italians The second, the capture and holding of the town of Augusta. The landing was carried out in daylight, a most hazardous combined operation. By the audacity displayed the Italians were forced from their positions in masses and most valuable stores and equipment was saved from certain destruction. In both these operations it was Major Mayne's courage, determination and surperb leadership which proved the key to success. He personally led his men from the landing craft in the face of heavy machine gun fire and in the case of the Augusta raid, mortar fire. By these actions he succeeded in forcing his way to ground where it was possible to form up and sum up the enemy's defences. [Recommended by Colonel H.J. Cator MC]
***
Recommendation for the
2nd Bar to the DSO: Lt.Col. R.B.Mayne DSO has commanded 1st SAS Regt throughout the period of operations in France. On 7th August 44 he was dropped to the "HOUNDSWORTH" base located west of Dijon in order to co-ordinate and take charge of all available detachments of his Regiment and co-ordinate their action with a major airborne landing which was then envisaged near Paris. He then proceeded in a jeep in daylight to motor to the "GAIN" base near Paris making the complete journey in one day. On the approach of Allied forces he passed through the lines in his jeep to contact the American forces and lead back through the lines his detachment of 20 jeeps landed for operation "WALLACE". During the next few weeks he successfully penetrated the German and American lines in a jeep on four occasions in order to to lead parties of reinforcements. It was entirely due to Lt.Col. Mayne's fine leadership and example, and due to his utter disregard of danger that the unit wasable to achieve such striking success. [Recommended by Brigadier R.W. Mcleod]
****
Recommendation for the
3rd Bar to the DSO: On Monday April 9th 1945, Lt.Col. R.B.Mayne was ordered by the GOC 4th Canadian Armoured Division to lead his Regiment (then consisting of two armoured jeep squadrons) through the British lines and infiltrate through the German lines. His general axis of advance was N/East towards the city of Oldenburg, with the special task of clearing a path for the Canadian armoured cars and tanks, and also causing alarm and disorganisation behind the enemy lines. As subsequent events proved the task of Lt.Col. Mayne's force was entirely and completely successful. This success however was solely due to the brilliant military leadership and cool calculating courage of Lt.Col.Mayne who, by a single act of supreme bravery drove the enemy from a strongly held key village thereby breaking the crust of the enemy defences in the whole of this sector. The following is a detailed account of the Lt.Col's individual action which called for both unsurpassed heroism and cool clear sighted military knowledge. Lt.Col.Mayne on receiving a wireless message from the leading squadron reporting that it was heavily engaged by enemy fire and that the squadron commander had been killed immediately drove forward to the scene of the action. From the time of his arrival until the end of the action Lt.Col. Mayne was in full view of the enemy and exposed to fire from small arms, machine guns, sniper rifles and Panzerfausts. On arrival he summed up the situation in a matter of seconds and entered the nearest house alone and ensured the enemy here had either withdrawn or been killed. He then siezed a Bren gun and magazines and single handly fired burst after burst into a second house, killing or wounding the enemy there and also opened fire on the woods. He then ordered a jeep to come forward and take over his fire position before returning to the forward position where he disposed the men to the best advantage and ordered another jeep to come forward. He got into the jeep and with another officer as rear gunner drove forward past the position where the Squadron Commander had been killed a few minutes previously and continued to point a hundred yards ahead where a further section of jeeps were halted by intense and accurate enemy fire. This section had suffered casualties and wounded owing to the heavy enemy fire and the survivors were unable at that time to influence the action in any way until the arrival of Lt.Col.Mayne. The Lt.Col. continued along the road all the time engaging the enemy with fire from his own jeep. Having swept the whole area with close range fire he turned his jeep around and drove down the road again, still in full view of the enemy. By this time the enemy had suffered heavy casualties and had started to withdraw. Never the less they maintained intense fire on the road and it appearded almost impossible to extricate the wounded who were in a ditch near to the forward jeeps. Any attempt of rescuing these men under those conditions appeared virtually suicidal owing to the highly concentrated and accurate fire of the enemy. Though he fully realised the risk he was taking Lt.Col.Mayne turned his jeep round once more and returned to try and rescue these wounded. Then by superlative determination and displaying gallantry of the very highest degree and in the face of intense enemy machine gun fire he lifted the wounded one by one into the jeep, turned round and drove back to the main body. The entire enemy positions had been wiped out, the majority of the enemy having been killed or wounded leaving a very small percentage who were now in full retreat. The Squadron having suffered no further casualties were able to continue their advance and drive deeper behind the enemy to complete their task of sabotage and destruction of the enemy. Finally they reached a point 20 miles ahead of the advance guard of the advancing Canadian Division thus threatening the rear of the Germans who finally withdrew. From the time of the arrival of Lt.Col.Mayne his gallantry inspired all ranks. Not only did he save the lives of the wounded but he also completly defeated and destrayed the enemy. [Recommended by Brigadier J.M.Calvert DSO]
Mazumdar,
Birendra Nath
B.N. Mazumdar

 

10.08.1914
-
12.1996
Torbay district, Devon
Lt.
09.12.1939 [122472]
WS/Capt.
19.12.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
09.12.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Coprs [emergency commission]
1940


served in France (Etaples) [captured]
1940
-
1943
POW in German captivity (also at Colditz) [escaped]
 
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