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1939-1945

 

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McAdam,
John McKean
J.McK. McAdam
Married Mary ... (died 2003); ... children.
1917
Shettleston district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
27.07.2010
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Ontario, Canada
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.02.1943 [264031]
WS/Lt. 13.08.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 28.10.1945-(04.1947)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1947
Lt. 30.03.1960 (reld 05.09.1968)
A/Maj. (1966)
Hon. Maj. 05.09.1968
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1967 New Year 67
13.02.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
30.03.1960 - 05.09.1968 commissioned, Army Cadet Force - City of Glasgow Contingent (MBE)
McArthur,
Arthur Proctor
"Jimmy"
A.P. McArthur (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Bendall) A.P. McArthur (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Bendall)
Only child of Lt. Arthur McArthur, MC, Northumberland Fusiliers, and Hilda Mary Swaby (daughter of the Bishop of Barbados).
Unmarried.

20.09.1918
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
27.01.1999
Kensington and Chelsea district, London W11
2nd Lt. 25.08.1938 [77607]
Lt. 01.01.1941
Capt. 01.07.1946
T/Maj. 16.08.1950-24.08.1951
Maj. 25.08.1951 (retd 01.02.1960)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Wellington College (1932.2-1936.3; House Prefect; Pte. & L/Cpl., Officer Training Corps); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1937-1938).
25.08.1938     commissioned, The Royal Norfolk Regiment
(01.1939)     Regimental Depot, The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Norwich)
1940? - 12.06.1940 7th Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment [captured at St-Valéry-en-Caux, France]
06.1940 - 16.04.1945 POW (No. 1474) in German captivity (Oflag VII-C, Laufen 13.02.1941; Fort VIII, Stalag XXI-D; Oflag V-B 09.1941; Oflag VI-B 01.12.1941; Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern 24.10.1944)
1949     British Army of the Rhine
 
McAuley,
Bernard Joseph
B.J. McAuley


?
-
Wt.Offr. I (RSM)
? [3592757]
Lt. (QM)
25.04.1940 [127873]
Lt.
24.01.1941, seniority 25.09.1940
WS/Capt.
28.11.1941
WS/Maj.
25.06.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Lt.Col.
15.11.1945-(04.1947)
Military Cross MC
23.12.1938
Palestine (2nd document)



served in the ranks, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Palestine)
25.04.1940


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
 
McCabe,
Michael [Bernard]
M. McCabe
1900
-
CSM (local RSM) ?
Lt. QM 19.10.1939 [107467]
Lt. 18.07.1942, seniority 19.10.1939
WS/Capt. 27.08.1943
T/Maj. 27.08.1943-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 16.04.1942 Middle East (East Africa and Madagascar) [recommendation available upon request]
      served in the ranks, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) & Royal West African Frontier Force
19.10.1939     commissioned, General List - Infantry [emergency commission]
      attached, 2nd Battalion The Gold Coast Regiment (MBE)
18.07.1942     transferred, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
McCallum,
[Sir] Duncan
D. McCallum

3rd son of Colin Whitton McCallum and grandson of Colin McCallum of Bunchrew, Inverness.
Married (1925) Violet Mary, daughter of James Louis Alexander Hope of  Whitney Court, Hereford, and widow of Captain E.A. Hume, 
South Staffordshire Regiment and Barrister­ at­Law. 
24.11.1888
-
10.05.1958
T/2nd Lt.
17.12.1915 [10538]
T/Lt.
?
2nd Lt.
03.12.1916, seniority 31.05.1915 (retd 1928)
2nd Lt.
25.08.1939
Lt.
25.08.1939
A/Maj.
25.08.1939
Knight Bachelor Kt
09.06.1955
HM's birthday 55: for political and public services
Military Cross MC
?
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
?
Education: Filey, East Yorks; Christ's Hospital, London and Horsham



served European War, 1914-1919 (despatches)
03.12.1916


commissioned, The East Yorkshire Regiment - Regular Forces
1920
-
1924
Liaison Officer with French Army in Syria
1926
-
1927
Commandant, British Legation Guard, Peking
1928


East Yorkshire Regiment - Reserve of Officers
1932
-
1934
Honorary Attaché British Legation, Bulgaria
1934
-
1938
Honorary Attaché British Legation, Cairo
25.08.1939


commissioned, General List
15.10.1939
-
1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), GHQ, Middle East, Cairo
15.07.1940


transferred, Intelligence Corps (from Special List, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers)
MP (C) Argyllshire, since 15.04.1940. Deputy Lieutenant (DL). Member Highlands and Islands Advisory Panel, 1947-. FRGS, FZS. 
Published: China to Chelsea, 1930.
McCallum,
Ian Wallace
I.W. McCallum  
Son of William Alexander and Gwendoline L'Estrange McCallum, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lived at Warrington, Lancashire.
26.06.1923
Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire
-
23.04.1945
(KIA) [age 21]
Coccanile, Italy (jeep was hit by a Panzerfaust)
[Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy, II.E.20]
Cadet
? [14405494]
2nd Lt.  
07.11.1943 [299739]
WS/Lt.
1944/45?
Junior structural engineer.
16.08.1942
 
 
enlisted
07.11.1943
 
 
commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]

 
 
served, 27th Lancers - Royal Armoured Corps
20.12.1944
- 23.04.1945 No 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA ("Popski's Private Army") (Italy)
McCalmont,
[Sir] Robert Chaine Alexander
R.C.A. McCalmont (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
29.08.1881
-
04.11.1953
Col. & Hon. Brig.Gen. ?
2nd Lt. 16.08.1939 [12084]

KCVO 1953 (CVO 1937), CBE 1946, DSO 1917

16.08.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
1940 - 1942 Commanding Officer, 8th (HD) Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment
McCann,
John James
J.J. McCann (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)

?
-
2nd Lt.
26.08.1944 [326511]
WS/ Lt.
26.08.1944
Lt.
01.11.1947, seniority 26.08.1944
T/Capt.
18.07.1945-(04.1947)
A?/Maj.
T?/Maj.
(1947)
26.08.1944


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps (Non-Medical Section) [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
McCann,
John Joseph
J.J. McCann
?
-
Lt.
25.04.1942 [231987] (reld 24.02.1943; ill-health)
Hon. Lt.
24.02.1943
Education: MB, MRCP
25.04.1942


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
McCart,
Thomas
J.J. McCann
?
-
Cadet ? [2718729]
2nd Lt. 24.03.1944 [312958]
WS/Lt. 24.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
General Service Medal 1918-1964 Gen SM - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
24.03.1944

commissioned, The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) [emergency commission]
McCluskie,
John Aloysius
J.A. McCluskie
Married; ... children (one son?).
1901
Cambusnethan district, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
1984
Lt.
09.04.1938 [74760]
Capt.
09.04.1939 (reld 03.04.1940; ill-health)
Education: MB
09.04.1938


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Territorial Army *
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
* in the Army List there's the number 5 showing against his name; could refer to 5th (Scottish) Hygiene Company RAMC (Glasgow), but that's not certain yet.
McCoig,
Charles Bruce
C.B. McCoig
Married ((09?).1916, Chelsea district, London) Ethel N. Sharman.
25.04.1894
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
(09?).1973
Barnet district, Middlesex
Battery Sgt.Maj. ?
2nd Lt. 09.08.1941 [199376]
WS/Lt. 09.08.1941
T/Capt. 01.07.1942-02.08.1945
WS/Capt. 03.08.1945 (reld 1947?)
T/Maj. 03.08.1945-(04.1947)
Hon. Maj. 1947?
2nd Lt. 26.03.1952
Lt. 26.03.1952
Capt. 26.03.1952 (reld 01.02.1956)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 24.08.1944 Italy
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 24.10.1947 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 30.10.1951 1st clasp
      served in the ranks, Royal Regiment of Artillery
09.08.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Mechanical Maintenance Branch) [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
26.03.1952 - 01.02.1956 commissioned, General List - Territorial Army

McColl,
Daniel Stuart
D.S. McColl

Son (with three brothers and fourt sisters) of Andrew Gray McColl (1857-1917), and Rose Sprake (1862-1932).
Married Enid Mercy Roe (20.02.1911 - 12.1994), daughter of John Norton Roe (1875-1942), and Grace Caroline Lemmon (1880-1952); two sons, one daughter.
23.07.1904
Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness, Scotland
-
07.01.1983
Sydling St Nicholas, Weymouth district, Dorset
Pte. ? [7878082]
RSM (Wt.Offr. Cl. I) ?
2nd Lt. 16.01.1944 [314609]
WS/Lt. ?, seniority 16.01.1944 (reld 28.09.1949; disability)
Hon. Capt. 28.09.1949
      served in the ranks, Royal Tank Corps (later Royal Armoured Corps)
16.01.1944     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
McColl,
Donald Alexander
D.A. McColl (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.06.1942 [235735]
WS/Lt. 13.12.1942
02.06.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
McColl,
Eric Chilwell
E.C. McColl (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
13.02.1921
Tamworth district, Staffordshire
-
01.08.1993
Lichfield, Tamworth district, Staffordshire
2nd Lt. 14.02.1943 [262533]
WS/Lt. 14.08.1943
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
14.02.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
McConnell,
Raymond
R. McConnell (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lyn May) R. McConnell (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lyn May)
Son of John Alexander McConnell (1878?-1942), and Mary Jane Brebner (1875-).
Married 1st ...; one daughter.
Married 2nd (1960/61, Dacca) Hazel Clendening (15.04.1914 - 13.12.2001); ... daughters.

27.07.1917
Sunderland district, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
(12?).1977
Reigate, Surrey South Eastern district, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.09.1941 [204229]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Capt. 1946? (reld 28.12.1946)
T/Maj. 1946?
Hon. Maj. 28.12.1946
13.09.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Served as an architect in East Pakistan after Partition.
McCormack,
John Victor
J.V. McCormack
Son of Joseph McCormack, Army Service Corps, and Kate McCormack.
Engaged to Ophelia Tiley, who was killed in a plane crash in Italy on March 25, 1944 - 10 days before their marriage. Ophelia was from the US and worked for the Red Cross.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).

28.08.1892
Armagh
-
07.1976
Isle of Wight
2nd Lt. 20.06.1917 (retd 26.02.1929)
Capt. (retd) 26.02.1929
Capt. RARO 26.02.1929, seniority 03.08.1928
WS/Maj. 09.09.1940
T/Lt.Col. 09.09.1940-(04.1946)
A/Col. 23.09.1943-(04.1946)
local Brig. 16.05.1945-(04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
Military Cross MC 10.12.1919 *
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 4th November, 1918, when the situation about Landrecies was obscure, and the second barrage had to be postponed, he volunteered to go forward and obtain information. He made a most daring reconnaissance, returning with information of the highest value, which resulted in the cancelling of the barrage. From 4th to 10th November he acted as battalion liaison officer to the advanced guard, during which period he showed the greatest energy and courage, the accurate messages he sent back being often the only information obtainable from the front.
1908     enlisted in the Royal Horse Artillery as a Trumpeter at Woolwich
1914     went to France with the BEF as a No. 1
20.06.1917     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
      B Battery, 150th Brigade (MC)
26.02.1929     Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class II)
1939     joined the Staff of Lord Gort with the BEF in France
05.1940     was in Calais surrounded by Germans but stole a car and drove through the German positions, rescuing three British soldiers who had been taken prisoner; they all made it to Dunkirk where they were evacuated a few days later (despatches)
1941     posted to General Wilson's staff in the Middle East and appointed as Director of Public Relations, Middle East
?     appointed to General Eisenhower's staff where directed public relations for the North African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns (awarded OBE and US Legion of Merit 29.07.1949)
? - 1947 at the end of the war he returned in the position of Director of Public Relations, Middle East until retiring in 1947
Chief correspondent for the United Press in Cairo. Retired to the Isle of Wight.
McCraith,
Anthony D'Ewes
A.D. McCraith

?
-
2nd Lt.
08.06.1938
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
17.01.1946-(04.1946)



late Cadet, Harrow School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
08.06.1938


commissioned, 107th (S. Nottingham H. Yeomanry) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA

McCraith,
Patrick James Danvers
"Pat"
McCraith
Son of late Sir Douglas McCraith.
Married (1946) Hon. Philippa Mary Ellis, younger daughter of 1st and last Baron Robins, KBE, DSO, of Rhodesia and Chelsea; one son, one daughter.
From Northmanton-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire.
21.06.1916
-
06.1998
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
2nd Lt.
23.01.1935 [64032]
Lt.
23.01.1938
T/Capt.
22.05.1941-(04.1944)
Capt.
11.04.1945
A/Maj.
01.01.1948-20.06.1950
Maj.
21.06.1950, seniority 01.01.1948
A/Lt.Col.
07.10.1953-20.06.1954
Lt.Col.
21.06.1954, seniority 07.10.1953 (retd 07.10.1957)
Bt. Col.
07.10.1957
Military Cross MC
17.06.1943
Middle East
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
05.04.1949
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
12.12.1950
1st clasp
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
09.07.1957
2nd clasp
Education: Harrow



late Cadet, Harrow School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
23.01.1935


commissioned, The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers), Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



served N Africa and NW Europe (three times wounded)
1940
-
1941
raised and commanded Yeomanry Patrol of Long Range Desert Group
1953
-
1957
Commanding Officer, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
07.10.1957     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Solicitor and Notary Public.
Honorary Colonel, B (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry, 1968-01.10.1979. High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, 1963; DL Notts, 1965.
McCraith,
Patrick Peter Paul
McCraith

Son of ... McCraith, and .. Varela.
(12?).1914
Hackney district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
Cadet
?
Lt.
14.12.1940 [162145]
T/Capt.
16.01.1942-(04.1944),
04.11.1944-(04.1946)
Capt.
01.11.1947
Maj.
14.12.1953 (retd 01.07.1956)
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
Palestine 03-09.47
?
-
14.12.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.12.1940


commissioned, 1st Northern Irish Horse, Royal Armoured Corps - Supplementary Reserve [emergency commission]
17.10.1941
-
(04.1944)
Instructor, Special Trainnig Section, Armoured Fighting Vehicles School (Bovington Camp)
01.07.1946
-
01.07.1956
short service commission, Intelligence Corps
01.07.1956
-
01.07.1959
Regular Army reserve of Officers

McCraith,
Robert Dickson
McCraith

(03?).1902
Braintree, Essex
-
2nd Lt.
18.01.1941 [166516]
WS/ Lt.
18.07.1942
T/Capt.
11.01.1943-15.10.1943
WS/Capt.
16.10.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Maj.
26.07.1943-(04.1944)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
?
-
18.01.1941
141st Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.01.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal engineers [emergency commission]

McCrea,
Robert
R. McCrea
From Strabane, Northern Ireland.

1916
-
1976
Lt. 24.11.1942 [252799]
T/Capt. ?
WS/Capt. 29.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 26.04.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.09.1945 Burma
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 26.04.1945 Burma [cancelled 04.10.45 as higher award having been conferred for the same services]
24.11.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Veterinary Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)     attached as Brigade Veterinary Officer, HQ 23rd British Infantry Brigade

* As Brigade Veterinary Officer he has displayed a ceaseless and untiring devotion to duty throughout the difficult period of converting to Animal Transport a formation previously mechanised. His determination and enthusiasm have been an inspiration to all, and the very high standard of animal management prevailing throughout the Brigade, and which now enables the Columns successfully to operate in an almost trackless mountainous country, is due no less to his unfailing cheerfulness than to his exceptionally skillful guidance of personnel who, a few months ago, had little or no experience of animals.
Recommended 04.06.1944 by Brig. L.E.C.M. Perowne, Commader 23rd British Infantry Brigade, approved 15.09.1944 by Maj.Gen. W.D.A. Lentaigne, commanding Special Force, and 06.05.1945 by Lt.Gen. O.W.H. Leese, Commander-in-Chief Allied Land Forces South East Asia. [Recommendation courtesy of Mr Vincent Billiet]
McCreadie,
Charles [Owen Hore]

C. McCreadie (Photo courtesy of Mr Malcolm McCreadie)
24.08.1902
Gibraltar
-
14.01.1982
Erskine Hospital, Scotland
WS/RSM (1940) [3122801]
Lt. QM 25.06.1945 [350172]
Capt. QM 01.11.1947
(05.1940)     Regimental Sergeant-Major, 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (returned to UK)
25.06.1945     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers [emergency commission]
McCreath,
Henry Gourlay
H.G. McCreath
20.06.1915
Berwick district, Durham / Northumberland
-
2nd Lt.
16.08.1939 [95037]
WS/Lt.
16.02.1941
T/Capt.
19.03.1941-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
12.09.1946
POW



late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Loretto School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
16.08.1939
 
 
commissioned, 9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
(1940)
 
 
9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (France)
?
-
20.06.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
McCreery,
Sir Richard Loudon
"Dick"
R.L. McCreery R.L. McCreery

R.L. McCreery R.L. McCreery
R.L. McCreery R.L. McCreery
R.L. McCreery R.L. McCreery
R.L. McCreery
Son of Walter A. McCreery, Bilton Park, Rugby, and Emilia McAdam.
Married (1928) Lettice, daughter of late Lord Percy St Maur; three sons, one daughter (and one son deceased).
01.02.1898
Market Harborough
-
18.10.1967
Templecombe, Somerset
2nd Lt.
11.08.1915
Lt.
01.07.1917
Capt.
05.09.1923
Maj.
06.09.1927
Lt.Col.
06.09.1935
Bt. Col.
29.07.1938, seniority 29.07.1937
Col.
25.08.1938, seniority 29.07.1937
A/Brig.
15.01.1940-14.07.1940
T/Brig.
15.07.1940-13.12.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
14.12.1940-13.12.1941
T/Maj.Gen. 14.12.1941-21.05.1943
Maj.Gen.
14.07.1943, seniority 15.05.1943
A/Lt.Gen.
23.08.1942-16.02.1943,
30.07.1943-01.02.1944
T/Lt.Gen.
02.02.1944-11.12.1944
Lt.Gen.
12.12.1944
Gen.
30.01.1948, seniority 04.10.1946 (retd 09.12.1949)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
1949
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
05.07.1945
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
05.08.1943
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
18.02.1943
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.09.1940
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
1926
?
Military Cross MC
1918
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
29.04.1941
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
13.01.1944
?
WWI: 1914-1945 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Military Cross (1918); Member of the Order of the British Empire (1926); WWII: Officer, Legion of Merit (US) (10.8.1943); Grand Commander, Order of the Phoenix (20.6.1944); Distinguished Service Medal (US) (2.8.1945)
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1928-1929)
11.08.1915


commissioned, 12th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps



served European War: France (29.12.1915-11.4.1917 & 30.8-11.11.1918) (wounded) (MC)
14.12.1921
-
14.12.1925
Adjutant
21.01.1930
-
13.11.1933
Brigade Major, 2nd Cavalry Brigade, Southern Command (UK)
06.09.1935
-
1938
Commanding Officer, 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) (Armoured Car Regiment)
29.07.1938
-
12.01.1940
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO 1), 1st Division, Aldershot Command (UK) & British Expeditionary Force (France)
15.01.1940
-
14.04.1940
Commander, 2nd Light Armoured Brigade (UK), redesignated:
14.04.1940 
-
13.12.1940
Commander, 2nd Armoured Brigade (UK, France, UK, Egypt) (DSO)
14.12.1940
-
14.10.1941
General Officer Commanding, 8th Armoured Division (UK)
15.10.1941
-
19.03.1942
Commander, Armoured Group, Home Forces (UK)
20.03.1942
-
22.08.1942
Adviser, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Middle East
23.08.1942
-
16.02.1943
Chief of General Staff, Middle East
17.02.1943
-
29.07.1943
Chief of General Staff, 18th Army Group (N Africa)
30.07.1943
-
02.11.1944
General Officer Commanding, X Corps (Italy)
03.11.1944
-
07.1945
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 8th Army (Italy)
07.1945
-
03.1946
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Forces of Occupation in Austria & British representative on the Allied Commission for Austria
03.1946
-
1948
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine, Germany
1948
-
1949
British Army Representative, Military Staff Committee, UN
Honorary Colonel, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 21.06.1946-... Colonel, 14th/20th Hussars, 21.05.1947-21.05.1957. Colonel Commandant, Royal Armoured Corps, 1947-1956. Colonel, 12th Lancers, 18.05.1951-1960. Colonel, 9th/12th Lancers, 1960-...
McCurdy,
John
J. McCurdy
Residence: (1960s) Fartown, Huddersfield.
?
-
Lt. 30.10.1939 [107211]
WS/Capt. 30.10.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: LRCPI & LM, LRCSI & LM, 1930.
30.10.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
McDavid,
Ian Stewart
I.S. McDavid
Son of ... McDavid, and ... Stewart.
21.06.1917
Llanelly district, Wales
-
12.2001
St Austell district, Cornwall
2nd Lt. 12.01.1940 [113363]
WS/Lt. 13.07.1941
      served in the ranks, The Black Watch Regiment
12.01.1940     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers [emergency commission]
? - 05.1940 Officer Commanding, 11 Platoon "A" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (wounded at Arras & evacuated)
(04.1944) - (04.1946) Unemployed List
McDonald,
George
G. McDonald (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian McDonald)
Son of James McDonald, steamboat engineer (fish trade), and Ada Jane Perks.
Brother of Skpr.Lt. James Thomas Henry McDonald, RNR.

Married (1938, Kirkee Methodist Church, India) Patricia Jean Amey, daughter of Capt. F.G. Amey; three sons.
23.05.1912
Milford Haven, Haverfordwest district, Pembrokeshire
-
23.03.1973
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Pte. 01.01.1927 [7583224]
WS/Wt.Offr. Cl. I ?
Lt. (Assistant Inspector of Armourers) 14.05.1945 [358099] (reld 1947)
Lt. (AIA) 01.12.1948, seniority 14.05.1945
Capt. (AIA) 08.06.1950
Maj. (AIA) 08.06.1956 (reld commission on completion of service 01.12.1958)
Hon. Maj. (AIA) 01.12.1958
Indian General Service Medal 1936/37 IndGSM36 - & clasp Waziristan 37-39
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGC - -
01.01.1927     enlisted service as an armourer (training in UK, then service in India)
14.05.1945     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in Northern Ireland and West Africa before finally finishing in HQ Mid West District at Shrewsbury, England
01.12.1948     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [short service commission]
McDonald,
John Gerald
J.G. McDonald

Of Irish descent.
?
-
Cadet
?
Lt.
04.07.1940 [137514]
T/Capt.
04.10.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
01.02.1942 (reld 18.01.1947; disability)
T/Maj.
01.02.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
18.01.1947
?
-
03.07.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
04.07.1940


commissioned, Lancashire Fusiliers [emergency commission]
01.05.1942
 
 
transferred, Royal Armoured Corps



served in China & Burma (contracted TB and was shipped to South Africa to the Military Hospital Baragwanath)
McDougall,
Robert Percy
R.P. McDougall

30.09.1916
-
08.1987
Hatfield district, Hertfordshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.07.1941 [197672]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
EM
12.1985?
?
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
?
?
?
-
12.07.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
12.07.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
16.11.1944


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
McEwan,
Robert
R. McEwan
02.07.1915
-
11.1990
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 17.07.1943 [285691]
WS/Lt. 17.07.1943 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
17.07.1943     commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
1943? - 04?.1945 POW (No. 4327) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
His son writes: "He volunteered and was accepted for the Airborne Regiment from the Cameron Highlanders prior to the Second World War. My information is very limited as to whether it was the First or the Sixth Regiment, but I know he served in India and Palestine prior to war's outbreak. He was involved with his regiment as rear guard duties during the Dunkirk evacuation and he was involve in the Italian campaign where his forward observation post was over-run and he was captured near Ortona. He was interred as an officer at several Prisoner of War Stalags and repatriated in late 1945, early 1946."
McFadyean,
Angus John
A.J. McFadyean (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) A.J. McFadyean (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of William Mathews McFadyean, and Mabel Alice Pitt
Married ((03?).1940, Canterbury district, Kent) Joan Mary Irish, of Peverell, Plymouth; two sons (one is rugby international Colin William McFadyean).
Residence at death: The Grove, Tavistock, Devon.
1915 ?
-
09.03.1944
Anzio
(KIA) [age 29]
[Beachhead War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy, IX.C.6]
Wt.Offr. Class II ?
2nd Lt. 15.01.1941 [167836]
WS/Lt. 15.07.1942
T/Capt. ?
Military Cross MC 20.07.1944 Italy [posthumously]
EM 21.01.1949 - [posthumously]
15.01.1941     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942) - 09.03.1944 1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk, then Italy)
[Killed at Anzio on 9 March 1944 whilst Second-in-Command of C Company by a German machine gun whilst leading the Company Headquarters out of the line during a relief operation. He was awarded an immediate Military Cross for gallantry in command of a composite Rifle Company of 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers and 1st Battalion London Scottish troops on 25 February 1944 in the wadi country of the Anzio beachhead.]
McGee,
Denis Haden Henry
D.H.H. McGee (Photo courtesy of Mr George Daly)
D.H.H. McGee (Photo courtesy of Mr George Daly)
D.H.H. McGee (Photo courtesy of Mr George Daly)

Married ((06?).1936, Battersea district, London) Ethel Valentine; three sons, three daughters.
06.05.1914
-
07.1968
Epping district, Essex
Cadet ? [6143299]
2nd Lt. 07.11.1943 [299732]
WS/Lt. 07.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 24.10.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
01.11.1939     enlisted, East Surrey Regiment
27.08.1941     transferred, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
1943 - 07.11.1943 Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
07.11.1943     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
McGill,
James
J. McGill

Married ...; ... children.
?
Scotland
-
1993
Canada
Cadet ? [3246529]
2nd Lt. 06.08.1944 [324572]
WS/Lt. 06.02.1945 (reld 14.12.1946; disability)
Hon. Lt. 14.12.1946
06.08.1944     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
McGillivray,
Donald Ross
D.R. McGillivray (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [203148]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
23.08.1941     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
McGonigal,
[Rt.Hon. Sir] Ambrose Joseph
A.J. McGonigal

2nd son of Judge John McGonigal, KC and Margaret McGonigal.
Married 1941, Patricia, only daughter of Robert Taylor; two sons, two daughters.
Residence: (1944) Weymouth.
22.11.1917
-
22.09.1979
2nd Lt.
13.01.1940 [113419]
WS/Lt.
13.07.1941
A/Capt.
?
T/Capt.
?
WS/Capt.
01.07.1945
T/Maj.
?
Lt.
11.01.1951, seniority 22.11.1943
Hon. Maj.
21.08.1951
- PC
1975
?
Knight Bachelor Kt
25.06.1975
Lord Justice
Military Cross MC
02.03.1944
Channel raids 43
Military Cross MC
03.08.1944
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Mentioned in Despatches MID
23.05.1946
Mediterranean
Education: Clongowes Wood College; Queen's University, Belfast
13.01.1940


commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles



Special Operations Executive (SOE)
1943
-
1944
3 Troop, No. 10 Commando, attached to No. 12 Commando (wounded)
1944
-
1945
Special Boat Service (S Detachment & L Squadron)
11.01.1951
-
20.08.1951
commissioned, Special Air Service Regiment - Territorial Army
21.08.1951
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
In 1948 he was called to the Northern Ireland Bar; to Inner Bar of N. Ireland,
1956; Bencher, The Inn of Court of N. Ireland, 1964. Member: Committee on Public Library Service in N. Ireland; Committee on Adult Education in N. Ireland; N. Ireland Charities Central Investment Fund Advisory Committee, 1966-1974; Senate, QUB, 1969-1974. Governor: Armagh Observatory, 1968-; St Joseph's College of Education, 1969-1974. Lord Justice of Appeal, Supreme Court of Judicature, Northern Ireland, since 1975 (Judge of High Court of Justice, N. Ireland, 1968-1975).
McGovern,
Bernard
B. McGovern
Son of Bernard McGovern, and Margaret E. Ritchie.
Married (02.12.1944, Liverpool) Cassie Patricia Henry (30.03.1915 - 06.1985); ... children (one daughter?).
Residence: Bootle, Liverpool.
01.06.1917
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
Cadet
? [13073368]
2nd Lt.
01.10.1944 [337355]
WS/Lt.
01.04.1945
A/Capt. ?
?
Lt.
26.05.1948, seniority 01.04.1945
1940/41
-
01.10.1944
enlisted service, Pioneer Corps



served in Dover, Palestine, Egypt, South Africa &  India
01.10.1944


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
26.05.1948
-
19.03.1952
commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps (Non-Medical Section) - Territorial Army
19.03.1952
 
 
transferred, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
McGrath,
John
J. McGrath
?
Ireland
-
1946
Dublin
2nd Lt. ?
Capt. 16.03.1918
A/Maj. 08.06.1940-(04.1941)
?     commissioned, Pioneer Corps - Territorial Army
? - 1946 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized TARO
      Believed captured whilst serving in Royal Engineers as Major possibly at Dunkirk in May 1940. Original POW camp not known but in May 1941 he was transferred to Stalag XXA (301) at Friesack, Brandenberg where he served as Senior British Officer before being sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. In April 1945 he became one of the Prominente hostages who were shipped from Dachau to Niederhof in the Italian Tyrol where he was liberated by US Forces on the 4th May. He then returned to his old job as manager of the Theatre Royal in Dublin . As a result of the treatment he received whilst a POW he died in Dublin in 1946. During his stay at Friesack the Germans had tried to persuade him to Lead an ‘Irish Brigade’ comprising Irishborn POWs who had been captured whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. However he and his fellow prisoners resisted the German’s attempts to coerce them which caused McGrath and several others to be interned at Sachsenhausen for the duration.
McGrath,
Noel Fitzgerald
N.F. McGrath
Son (with two brothers) of Sir Joseph Charles McGrath (1875-1951), and Elsie Beaumont (1880-1961), of Stanley Grange, nr Wakefield.
06.02.1909
Stanley, Wakefield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
15.08.1974
Weymouth district, Dorset
2nd Lt. 13.07.1927 [38114]
Lt. 13.07.1930
WS/Capt. 18.02.1943
T/Maj. 18.02.1943-(04.1944)
Maj. 11.04.1945
Education: Stonyhurst College; Leeds University; Oxford University.
Rugby player.
      Cadet CSM, Stonyhurst College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
13.07.1927     commissioned, 4th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 11.07.1959 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
McGrath,
William Patrick
W.P. McGrath
?
-
BSM (AIG) ?
Lt. (District Officer-Instructor in Gunnery) 11.08.1940 [146424]
WS/Capt. (DOIG) 24.01.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Maj. (DOIG) ?
Hon. Maj. > 07.1945, < 10.1945 & 27.08.1953
Capt. 02.12.1946, seniority 24.01.1942 (reld 27.08.1953; disability)
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Military) without gratuity LSGCM 16.12.1947 -
11.08.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
02.12.1946 - 27.08.1953 short service commission
McGregor,
James
D.R. McGuigan
08.1920
Glasgow, Scotland
-
01.2007
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [201741]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
23.08.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
His daughter writes: "I know he served in Burma and was wounded but returned to carry on fighting. I believe he was promoted to Captain not long before the end of the war."
McGuigan,
David Ronald
D.R. McGuigan
Youngest son of David McGuigan, racehorse trainer, and Margaret Moran, of Ayr, Scotland.
1920
Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
-
08.05.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma, 6.F.8]
2nd Lt. 01.03.1941 [176262]
WS/Lt. 01.09.1942
Education: St Margaret's Roman Catholic School, Ayr; Ayr Academy; Glasgow University (Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, 1937-40).
01.03.1941     commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
? - 08.05.1944 2nd Battalion The Black Watch (served with the Chindits)
McHardy,
William George
W.G. McHardy

20.07.1920
-
20.07.2008
[age 88]
2nd Lt.
22.10.1939 [108205]
Lt.
22.04.1941
WS/Capt.
25.01.1943
T/Maj.
25.01.1943-28.01.1943,
18.04.1943-14.10.1944,
28.11.1944-21.10.1952
Col.
22.07.1964 (retd 24.07.1965)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
?
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
07.01.1949
?
Military Cross MC
17.06.1943
?
22.10.1939


commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
McIntosh,
J G
J.G. McIntosh
?
-
2nd Lt. (1940)
(05.1940)     Officer Commanding, 16 Platoon, "D" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (wounded & evacuated)
McIntyre,
Cameron Alexander
C.A. McIntyre (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)

Son of ... McIntyre, and ... McMillen.
24.04.1915
Rochford district, Essex
-
04.1987
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 17.02.1942 [239425]
WS/Lt. 17.01.1943 (reld 22.10.1945; disability)
Hon. Lt. 22.10.1945
17.02.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
McIntyre,
Hoodless Robinson
H.R. McIntyre (Photo courtesy of Mrs Nora Clyde)

Son of John McIntyre, and Elizabeth Robinson, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
(03?).1921
Morpeth district, Cumberland
-
26.09.1944
[age 23]
[Faenza War Cemetery, Italy, II.F.20]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.05.1941 [186410]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
      Officer Cadet Training unit
10.05.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
? - 26.09.1944 35th Battery, 12th (11th Battalion The London Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA, attached 6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
McKendrick,
John Gray
"Jack"
H.A. McKee
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Lt.Col. Anderson Gray McKendrick (1876-1943), Indian Medical Service, and Mildred Macleod Wylie (1886-1952), of Carr Bridge, Inverness-shire.
Brother of Cdr. Gordon Wylie McKendrick, RN.
14.12.1910
Simla, India
-
29.03.1945
(DOW) [age 34]
[Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery, Worcestershire, grave 34866]
2nd Lt. 28.08.1930 [47599]
Lt. 28.08.1933
Capt. 28.08.1938
T/Maj. 22.06.1943-29.03.1945
Mentioned in Despatches MID 20.06.1941 Waziristan 01-12.40

NW Frontier of India 1936/37 Medal & Clasp.

Education: Cambridge University (BA).
28.08.1930     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
(1940)     served in Waziristan
1944? - 03.1945 Officer Commanding, 243rd Field Park Company RE (52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division) (NW Europe) (died of wounds received at Xanten)
McKenny,
Robert Ashton
R.A. McKenny (Photo courtesy of Mr A.M. 'Tony' McKenny)
First son of George Ashton McKenny (1882-1969), and Margaret Millicent Henley (1880-1967).
Brother of Sq.Ldr. Gordon Laurence Ashton McKenny, DFC, RAFVR.
Married (18.02.1939) Caroline Annie Peart (18.04.1905 - 12.03.1980); one daughter, one son.
20.07.1912
Knaresborough district, West Riding of Yorkshire

-
05.1989
Yeovil district, Somerset
2nd Lt. 09.08.1941 [202090]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 21.09.1946)
A/Capt. 01.10.1943-31.12.1943
T/Capt. 01.01.1944-...
WS/Capt. 03.1944
T/Maj. 03.09.1944-...
A/Lt.Col. 05.11.1945-...
Hon. Capt. 21.09.1946
09.08.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
1941 - 1945 served Special Operations Executive (SOE):
08.1941 - 08.1942 recruited in Lagos for Operation Postmaster
28.08.1942 - 26.02.1943 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) of a Country Section in West Africa [when his cover was blown]
02.1943 - 06.1943 training in Scotland
03.06.1943 - 26.08.1945 Force 136
08.1945 - ? Infantry Training Centre, Delhli
Bank manager.
McKenzie,
James Gordon
J.G. McKenzie (Photo courtesy of Mr Rod McKenzie)
28.12.1917
-
03.12.1998
2nd Lt. 02.11.1940 [156763]
WS/Lt. 02.05.1942
T/Capt. 01.12.1942-(04.1944),
01.08.1945-(04.1946)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
02.11.1940     commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry [emergency commission]
      17th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
      16th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
McKenzie,
Roy Herbert
R.H. McKenzie

From Windsor, Ont.
?
Canada

-
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156789]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942 (reld 22.01.1949)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
22.01.1949
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
02.11.1940


commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission]



seconded to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Gurkhas
[took part in 1st & 2nd Expeditions of Wingate's Chindit force, in the latter one as muleteer transportation officer of 3 Column, 77th Brigade; engaged in successful operation around Nankan Village on 06.03.1943]



on return to India continued with the Battalion and accompanied it to Burma, seeing service in the Arakan; demobilized 1945
McKillop,
Alexander Harper
"Alastair"
A.H. McKillop
09.11.1913
-
1973
Cadet ? [2884859]
2nd Lt. 29.11.1941 [219233]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Lt. 01.04.1950, seniority 16.09.1949 (reld 04.01.1952)
Capt. 04.01.1952
Maj. 10.11.1963 (retd 16.11.1964)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 17.03.1964 ?
      served in the ranks, London Scottish
29.11.1941     commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission]
      6th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
      7th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
      9th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
      6th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
01.04.1950 - 04.01.1952 commissioned, Territorial Army, General List, Army Cadet Force (Renfrew)
04.01.1952 - 01.11.1961 commissioned, Seaforth Highlanders - Territorial Army & seconded for service on the Staff
01.11.1961 - 16.11.1964 transferred, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - Territorial Army
McLaren,
Ian
A.L. McLaughlin
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
02.02.1909
-
25.12.1983
Lt. 01.02.1933 [57807]
Capt. 01.08.1936
A/Maj. 13.11.1942-12.02.1943
T/Maj. 13.02.1943-12.01.1945
WS/Maj. 13.01.1945
Maj. 01.02.1945 (retd 03.05.1957)
A/Lt.Col. 13.10.1944-12.01.1945
T/Lt.Col. 13.01.1945-12.04.1945,
15.01.1946-09.08.1947
Hon. Lt.Col. 03.05.1957
NW Frontier of India (Mohmand) 1935 Medal & Clasp.
MRCVS.
01.02.1933     commissioned, Royal Army Veterinary Corps
... - ... ...
03.05.1957 - 02.02.1964 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
McLaughlin,
Adrian Leigh
A.L. McLaughlin
Only son of Lt.Col. Hubert James McLaughlin and Winifred Hawthorne Hicks.
1910
-
1970
2nd Lt.
15.01.1938 [73930]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
06.10.1942
WS/Capt.
21.07.1944
T/Maj.
21.07.1944
Hon. Maj.
?



late Cadet, Clifton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Trainnig Corps

15.01.1938


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps - Territorial Army (Queen Victoria's Rifles (Territorial), Berkeley)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



liaison officer with the Soviet Army
?
-
18.02.1961
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Joined the Foreign Office and was Vice-Consul in Prague, whence he was expelled accused of spying.
McLaughlin,
John Herbert
J.H. McLaughin (Photo courtesy of Mr John Forbes McLaughlin)
Son (with two brothers and four sisters) of George Clarence McLaughlin (1882-1964), and Anne Teresa Sweeney (1886-1960).
Married (30.11.1946, Bath district, Somerset) Doreen Hirst (née Boothby), widow of John Arthur Hirst (1918-1943), and daughter of John William Boothby (1883-1927), and Ada Woodcock (1881-1926); one son, four daughters.
22.01.1913
Blantyre, Scotland
-
28.10.1982
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Lt. 26.02.1940 [125327]
Capt. 26.02.1941
A/Maj. 15.04.1946-14.07.1946
T/Maj. 15.07.1946-25.02.1948
Maj. 26.02.1948
A/Lt.Col. 18.05.1949-02.10.1949
Lt.Col. 04.09.1958 (retd 05.09.1960)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Glasgow University; MB, ChB Glas 1937; LM Rot 1938; DPH 1939; DTM&H Eng 1951.
26.02.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission, from 1941? short service commission]
1941 - 1942 served India & Malaya
1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity
26.02.1945     permanent commission
1947 - 1951 Middle East Land Forces (1949 Assistant Director of Medical Services, HQ British Troops in Egypt) (1948 Specialist in Hygiene)
1955     British Troops in Austria
1955 - 1958 Far East Land Forces, Hong Kong
McLaughlin,
William Henry Wood
W.H.W. McLaughlin
Son of Capt William, 3rd Royal Irish Rifles, Belfast.
23.01.1913
-
06.1989
Winchester, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
03.12.1943 [297739 or 2977789]
WS/Lt.
? (reld 01.01.1946; disability)
A/Maj. ?
?
Hon. Lt.
01.01.1946
Education: Cheltenham College (09.1926-12.1930); Trinity College, Dublin (BA (Eng)); AMInstCE
03.12.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
McLean,
Gordon Eric
G.E. McLean (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Bryan)

From Southport.
25.09.1909
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
07.12.1972
2nd Lt.
02.05.1931 [50272]
Lt.
02.05.1934
Lt. (OME 4th cl.)
07.02.1940
T/Capt. (OME 3rd cl.)
15.08.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. (OME 3rd cl.)
23.12.1941
WS/Capt. (EME 3rd cl.)
01.10.1942, seniority 23.12.1941
T/Maj.
23.12.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
28.07.1945
Maj.
02.11.1948, seniority 28.07.1945
T/Lt.Col.
28.07.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
13.10.1955
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
21.12.1944
Italy [award posted to him in Purley on 18.09.46]
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
14.11.1947
-
Mentioned in Despatches MID
23.09.1943
North Africa



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

02.05.1931
-
01.10.1935
commissioned, 6th/7th Battalion Manchester Regiment - Territorial Army
02.10.1935
-
09.12.1936
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (Regimental  List)
10.12.1936
-
02.09.1939
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (General List, Infantry)
02.09.1939
 
 
activated, Manchester Regiment
12.03.1940


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
01.10.1942


transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
02.11.1948


short service commission, Regular Army
13.10.1955
-
01.06.1957
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
McLean,
John Geoffrey
J.G. McLean (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
02.09.1921
-
04.1998
Cadet ? [16000632]
2nd Lt. 20.11.1943 [300952]
WS/Lt. 20.05.1944
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
20.11.1943     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
McLeavey,
Dennis Stanfield
D.S. McLeavey (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
(03?).1923
-
Sapper Cadet ?
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
1944?     commissioned, RAFVR [emergency commission]
1945?     transferred, RNVR (Air Branch)
McLellan,
Archibald Neville

A.N. McLellan
Married ((03?).1944, Salisbury district, Wiltshire) Ruby K. Batchelor; ... children (one son?).
06.06.1904
-
1983
Erskine Hospital
2nd Lt. 06.05.1930 [45270]
Lt. 06.05.1933
Capt. 01.10.1936
Maj. 23.08.1939 (demobilized > 10.1945, < 01.1946) (reld 18.10.1947)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 14.06.1945 -
Education: Glasgow Academy (1910-1919); Merchiston Castle School (boarder 10.1919-1922).
Chartered accountant 1929. Went to West Africa; retired through ill-health.
      late Cadet, Merchiston Castle
School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
06.05.1930     commissioned, 5th/8th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) - Territorial Army
01.11.1938     transferred, 56th Searchlight Regiment - Royal Regiment of Artillery
24.08.1939     mobilized TA (Home Service 1939-1945; Belgium, Holland, Germany 1945)
      125th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
      Town Major, 3 Corps Area, Germany
McLeod,
Addison

A. McLeod
1902 ?
Hanley, Staffordshire ?
-
WS/RQMS ?
Lt. QM 15.03.1943 [294621]
WS/Capt. QM 15.03.1946
Capt. QM 01.11.1947
15.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
McLeod,
Alexander Ross
"Sandy"
A.R. McLeod, 1932 (Photo courtesy of Mr Angus McLeod)
04.01.1911
Edinburgh
-
1988
2nd Lt.
26.03.1930
Lt.
29.01.1932 (reld 15.02.1933)
T/Capt.
19.08.1940-09.09.1941
WS/Capt.
10.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
08.10.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Education: Wrekin College (c. 1924-1929)



late Cadet Serjeant, Wrekin College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

26.03.1930
-
(03.1931)
commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders - Supplementary Reserve of Officers



transferred, The Welch Regiment (1st Battalion) - Regular Army
01.11.1932
-
15.12.1932
28th Officer Course of the Army School of Physical Training [together with later well-known actor David Niven]
15.02.1933


transferred to Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
24.08.1939


mobilized
1943


transferred, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
(06.1944)


landed at Normandy (Sword Beach; later wounded & evacuated)
McLoughlin,
Gerard
G. McLoughlin
Son of Peter McLoughlin and Annabella McLoughlin (née Wardropper), of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Husband of Alice McLoughlin, of Walker, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
(06?).1916
Newcastle-on-Tyne district, Northumberland / Tyne and Wear
-
17.07.1943
(DOW} [age 27]
[Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, III.A.41]
2nd Lt.
01.03.1941 [176395]
WS/Lt.
1943?
01.03.1941


commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry [emergency commission]
?
-
17.07.1943
9th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
[died from wounds received in the Battle for Primosole Bridge, Sicily]
McLuskey,
James Fraser
J.F. McLuskey

19.09.1914
Edinburgh
-
24.07.2005
Edinburgh
Chaplain to the Forces, 4th cl. = Capt.
30.04.1943 [270929] (reld 28.11.1950)
Hon. Chaplain to the Forces, 3rd cl. = Hon. Maj.
28.11.1950
Military Cross MC
29.03.1945
NW Europe
Education: MA, BD
30.04.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department [emergency commission to 14.05.1947]



served Special Air Service (SAS)
15.05.1947
-
30.09.1947
short service commission
01.10.1947

28.11.1950
permanent commission
Ordained minister of the Church of Scotland 1938; Chaplain to Glasgow University 1939-47; MC 1945; Sub-Warden, Royal Army Chaplains' Training Centre 1947-50; Minister, Broughty Ferry East 1950-55; Minister, New Kilpatrick, Bearsden 1955-60; Minister, St Columba's, Pont Street 1960-86; Moderator, General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1983-84.
McManus,
John
J. McManus
?
-
2008
Canada
Cadet ? [14666199]
2nd Lt. 18.02.1945 [346652]
WS/Lt. 18.08.1945
Hon. Capt. 03.01.1951
18.02.1945     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) [emergency commission]
      served with 1st Battalion 4th Prince of Wales Own Gurkha Rifles
03.01.1951 - 24.08.1951 Brigade of Gurkhas - Regular Army Reserve of Officers (relinquished commission on appointment to the Canadian Military Forces)
McMichael,
John Charles Michael
J.C.M. McMichael
Son (with one brother and three sisters) of John Fisher McMichael (1887-1967), and Beatrice Mary Ridgway Bridson (1892-1974).
Married ((03?).1965, St Marylebone district, London) Felicity Barrington (née Monro).
24.06.1921
Barnstaple district, Devon
-
12.2000
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
2nd Lt. 17.05.1941 [189027]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Capt. 19.10.1944-(08.1946)
T?/Maj. 1946
Capt. 14.11.1951
Hon. Maj. 14.11.1951
Mentioned in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe
Mentioned in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Education: St Edward's School, Oxford (Christmas term 1935-Christmas term 1940; school prefect; rugby XV; rowing VIII); Officer Cadet Training Unit, Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1941).
1940     enlisted service
17.05.1941     commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
14.11.1951     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
With Arthur Rank Organization, 1947.
McNaughton,
John Francis
J.F. McNaughton
14.04.1894
-
2nd Lt.
08.07.1940 [139084]
WS/Lt.
19.06.1941 (reld 10.09.1945; disability)
T/Capt.
06.01.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
10.09.1945
Served 23 years in Royal Canadian Engineers (1914-1919 Great War & 1919-1933 Instructor of Military Engineering RCE). Business Manager, 1934-1939.
08.07.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1940?
-
1941?
seconded, Special Operations Executive (SOE)
McNeil,
Duncan Walter
D.W. McNeil (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Stewart McNeil, via Mr Richard McNeil)
Second son (with one brother [killed in WWI]) of Duncan McNeil (1862-1915), an NCO in the Cameron Highlanders & Warwickshire Regiment, and Emily Underhill (1868-1935).
Married 1st (14.01.1928, St Michael the Archangel, Aldershot, Surrey) Maud Irene Smith (01.09.1902 - 08.07.1967); three children.
Married 2nd (08.06.1949, Famagusta, Cyprus) Joyce Lloyd (13.10.1924 - ); two children.
05.12.1897
Alexandria, Egypt
-
02.03.1992
Worthing district, West Sussex
Dvr. ?
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 1917?
Lt. 27.09.1919 (reld 30.09.1921)
2nd Lt. 25.09.1939 [99086]
WS/Lt. 16.12.1942
T/Capt. 12.10.1944-(04.1946)
1915 Star 15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
      Driver, Army Service Corps
      Private, North Staffordshire Regiment
1917?     commissioned, 5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment - Territorial Force
Air Service Clerk, Air Ministry, 1923.
25.09.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1943)     in charge of an anti-aircraft artillery unit in Cromarty, Scotland
(1944/45)     served in Lagos, Nigeria
McNeil Cooke,
Vincent
V. McNeil Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McNeil Cooke) V. McNeil Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McNeil Cooke)
V. McNeil Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McNeil Cooke) V. McNeil Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McNeil Cooke)
V. McNeil Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McNeil Cooke) V. McNeil Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McNeil Cooke)
V. McNeil Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McNeil Cooke) V. McNeil Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McNeil Cooke)
Only child of Ernest William McNeil Cooke (1879-1958), dentist, and Irene Lillian Mercer (1883-1955).
Married (01.08.1936, St Alban's English Church, Copenhagen) Nellie Harhoff (31.01.1915 - 23.01.2004), daughter of Conrad Johan Christian Harhoff, and Rigmor Hansen, of Copenhagen, Denmark; one son.

02.08.1912
Gibraltar
-
10.07.1943
(MPK) [age 30]
[Cassino Memorial, Italy, panel 6]
2nd Lt. 15.08.1931 [52471]
Lt. 15.08.1934
WS/Capt. 25.04.1941
T/Maj. 25.04.1941-10.07.1943
Military Cross MC 11.07.1940 BEF 39-40 [citation available upon request]
Education: St Edward's School, Oxford (09.1927-12.1930; Tilly's House).
Paint business, Denmark. London North staff of the Vacuum Oil Company, Ltd.
      late Cadet Lt., St Edward's School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
15.08.1931 - 27.03.1935 commissioned, Royal Scots Fusiliers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
27.03.1935 - 10.07.1943 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
1939 - 1943 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
1939 - 1940 served France & Belgium (initially "A" Company, later liaison officer with 17th Infantry Brigade)
05.1942     capture of Madagascar
07.1943     Sicily landings [wounded 10.07.1943, dying later that day when the hospital ship TALAMBA was bombed and sunk]
McNeill,
Bernard
B. McNeill (Photo courtesy of Mr Mick Jordan)

Youngest child of John McNeill, and Annie Finn.
Married ((06?).1942, Ryedale district, North Yorkshire) Irene M. Riley, daughter of John Riley, East Yorkshire; one son.
24.06.1918
Goole, Yorkshire
-
25.05.1951
Staffordshire
(road accident near Lichfield)
Pte. 07.1939 [97586]
Cpl. (1940)
Wt.Offr. Class I (1943)
2nd Lt. 04.10.1943 [301776]
WS/Lt. 04.04.1944
T/Capt. 24.06.1944-03.12.1945
WS/Capt. 04.12.1945 (reld 08.1946)
T/Maj. 04.12.1945-(08.1946)
A/Lt.Col. 01.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.11.1945 Mediterranean
Mentioned in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
Employed by LEP Transport, Goole and BSA (Birmingham)..
07.1939     joined militia, transferred to Royal Army Service Corps (BEF, France)
1940     transferred, Corps of Military Police (UK, from 08.1943 North Africa)
04.10.1943     commissioned, Royal Warwickshire Regiment [immediate emergency commission]
1943? - 1944? Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal (North Africa, Sicily, Provence)
(08.1945)     Provost Branch, Trieste
01.1946     Assistant Chief of Military Police, Allied Occupation Zone “A”, Venezia Giulia (Assistant Provost Marshal under General Harding)
Traffic Manager for Fergusons of Coventry (tractors).
McNelly,
Frederick Edward
F.E. McNelly (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard McNelly)
Son of Robert McNelly, and Emily Trump, of Hampton.
Married ((03?).1948, Welton district, Linconlshire) Mary Baggott, of Lincoln; three sons.
Brother-in-law of Lt. John Charles Baggott, RNVR.
14.11.1910
Hampton, Kingston district, Middlesex
-
05.08.1993
Holland-on-Sea, Colchester district, Essex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.05.1941 [186988]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
07.01.1943-(04.1944),
23.03.1945-23.09.1945
WS/Capt.
24.09.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
?
-
17.05.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
17.05.1941


commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
(04.1946)
The King's African Rifles
Hotelier (from 1952) - Frinton Lodge Hotel, Frinton-On-Sea, Essex.
McNish,
Ian Alexander
I.A. McNish (Photo courtesy of Mr Brett McNish)
Son of Alexander Wellwood McNish, and Dora Harriet Goodgames.
Brother of Maj. Thomas Gordon McNish.
05.07.1909
St Neots district, Huntingdonshire
-
03.1988
Huntingdon district, Huntingdonshire
2nd Lt.
09.11.1940 [155891]
WS/Lt.
19.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
19.09.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Education: Uppingham School (served in Officer Training Corps contingent)
09.11.1940


commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
01.12.1943


Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
McNish,
Thomas Gordon
T.G. McNish (Photo courtesy of Mr Brett McNish)
Son of Alexander Wellwood McNish, and Dora Harriet Goodgames.
Brother of Capt. Ian Alexander McNish.
05.07.1915
St Neots district, Huntingdonshire
-
07.1995
Huntingdon district, Huntingdonshire
2nd Lt.
16.11.1940 [158059]
WS/Lt.
16.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt.
19.08.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
?
(Territorial) Efficiency Medal EM
20.06.1952
-
16.11.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
McPherson,
Henry Keith
H.K. McPherson
Son of Charles Henry and Gertrude Evylin McPherson.
From Barmouth.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
23.10.1910
Rhyl, St Asaph district, Denbighshire
-
13.07.2001
Taunton district, Devon / Somerset
2nd Lt. 30.03.1940 [125202]
WS/Lt. 04.12.1940
T/Capt. 04.12.1940-14.08.1942
WS/Capt. 15.08.1942 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 15.08.1942-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 28.06.1945 Italy [recommendation available upon request]
Mentioned in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
Mentioned in Despatches MID 11.01.1945 Italy [recommendation available upon request]
30.03.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
? - 1942 Officer Commanding, 922 General Transport Company RASC
23.10.1942 - (1945) Officer Commanding, 14 General Transport Company RASC (MBE, despatches twice)
McPhillips,
James Justin
J.J. McPhillips (Photo courtesy of Mrs Angela Gawthorpe)
Married Kathleen Mary Casey (1917 - 30.10.2001), a medical officer; nine children.
29.04.1910
-
07.01.1974
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.07.1940 [138328]
WS/Lt. 01.04.1941
T/Capt. 05.06.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 20.10.1945
T/Maj. 20.10.1945-(04.1946)
Education: undergraduate, Trinity College, Dublin.
? - 04.07.1940 Officer Cadet Training Unit
04.07.1940     commissioned, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [emergency commission]
Resident Magistrate of Arusha, Tanganyika, East Africa. Knight Commander, Order of Saint Sylvester.
McQuarrie,
Archibald Vernon
A.V. McQuarrie
Son of ... McQuarrie, and ... Vernon.
Married ((09?).1940, Aled district, Denbigshire) Dorothy H.C. Smith; ... children (one son?).
08.06.1914
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 09.05.1943 [273831]
WS/Lt. 09.11.1943 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
A/Capt. ?
Lt. 09.12.1947, seniority 09.11.1943 (reld 01.04.1953)
Hon. Lt. 01.04.1953
09.05.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers[emergency commission]
(10.1945) - (08.1946) Unemployed List
09.12.1947 - 01.04.1953 Territorial Army
Vice President, Gurr & Setchell Ltd., Gait, Ontario, Canada.
McTavish,
James Hill
J.H. McTavish
Son of ... McTavish, and ... Harris.
31.05.1912
Bicester district, Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
-
14.08.1979
St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156147]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
30.11.1971
-
?
-
02.11.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940


commissioned, The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) [emergency commission]



captured during the North African campaign and held POW at Oflag 79, Braunschweig
Post-war a bank manager.
McVicker,
Thomas Barry
T.B. McVicker
29.09.1918
-
07?.2008
Belfast ?
2nd Lt.
26.01.1939 [85578]
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
01.10.1941-31.12.1941
T/Capt.
01.01.1942-26.06.1945
Capt.
01.07.1946
T/Maj.
16.05.1949-25.01.1952
Maj.
26.01.1952 (retd 01.10.1959)
Maj. TA
01.10.1960
Lt.Col. TA
19.02.1966
Maj.
06.12.1971-05.12.1974, seniority 02.04.1958
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
26.01.1939


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals
01.10.1960
-
01.09.1966
Territorial Army
01.09.1966
-
06.12.1971
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
06.12.1971
-
05.12.1974
Major, 7 Ulster Defence Regiment
05.12.1974
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
 
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