British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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G.R. Pack   to   E.S.D. Pentreath
Pack,
Geoffrey Rowland
G.R. Pack
Son of William Pack, and Susan
Berwick.
Married ((09?).1940, Bedford district,
Bedfordshire) Margaret Ellingworth
Matkin (18.04.1917 - (12?).1976),
daughter of Joseph W. Matkin, and
Katie Ellingworth; ... children (two
sons, two daughters?).
19.12.1915
Bedford district,
Cambridgeshire

-
05.2003
East Surrey district,
Surrey
2nd Lt. 12.10.1938 [77953]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 23.07.1943-08.11.1944
WS/Capt. 09.11.1944
T/Maj. 09.11.1944-(04.1945),
13.04.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
      late Cadet C.S.M., Bedford School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
12.10.1938     commissioned, General List (King's School (Rochester) Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
05.10.1940     commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment - Territorial Army
(1944) - (1945) 5th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment (NW Europe) (Officer Commanding "C" Company, later "B" Company)
? - 19.12.1965 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
09.05.1952 - 30.08.1955 Lieutenant, County of London Contingent, Army Cadet Force - Territorial Army
31.08.1955 - 05.10.1967 Lieutenant, Battersea Grammar School Contingent, Combined Cadet Force - Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
Published: (with Maj. G.R. Hartwell & Maj. M.A. Edwards) The story of the 5th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment,
23rd June, 1944 to 5th May, 1945
(1945).
Packer,
Frederick Dudley
F.D. Packer (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
08.06.1900
Wandsworth district,
London

-
(12?).1977
Chichester district,
West Sussex

RSM ?
Lt. (QM) 31.05.1940 [133813]
WS/Capt. (QM) 31.05.1943
Capt. (QM) 01.11.1947 (reld 01.08.1948; disability)
Hon. Capt. (QM) 01.08.1948
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
      served in the ranks, The Hampshire Regiment
31.05.1940     commissioned,  The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
Page,
Anthony Herbert Cannon
A.H.C. Page

Son of Brig. Edmund Robertson Page, Indian Army, and Christabel Mary Cannon.
Brother of Lt. Gerald Edmund Christopher Page, Coldstream Guards,
02.09.1922
Richmond district, Surrey
-
08.2002
Bath and North East Somerset district, Somerset
2nd Lt. 07.11.1942 [251346]
WS/Lt. 07.05.1943
Lt. 19.01.1946, seniority 02.03.1945
Capt. 02.09.1949 (retd 14.09.1952; receiving a gratuity)
07.11.1942     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
19.01.1946     permanent commission
16.08.1947     transferred, 8th Hussars
14.09.1952 - 27.03.1953 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (ceased to belong to RARO due to enlistment in the RCAF)
Page,
Gerald Edmund Christopher
G.E.C. Page

Son of Brig. Edmund Robertson Page, Indian Army, and Christabel Mary Cannon.
Brother of Capt. Anthony Herbert Cannon Page, Royal Armoured Corps.
1924 ?
-
25.05.1945
[age 20]
[Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India, 1.L.2]
Cadet ? [2666275]
2nd Lt. 28.01.1944 [307858]
WS/Lt. 28.07.1944
28.01.1944     commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
14.08.1944 - 25.05.1945 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards (Italy) (29.03.1945 evacuated to India (sick), 25.05.1945 died on active service (India))
Paget,
Sir Bernard Charles Tolver
B.C.T. Paget B.C.T. Paget
B.C.T. Paget B.C.T. Paget
B.C.T. Paget B.C.T. Paget
B.C.T. Paget B.C.T. Paget
B.C.T. Paget B.C.T. Paget

B.C.T. Paget B.C.T. Paget
B.C.T. Paget

3rd son of late Francis Paget, Bishop
of Oxford, and Helen Beatrice,
daughter of late Very Rev. R.W.
Church, Dean of St Paul's.
Married (1918) Winifred Nora,
daughter of Sir John Paget, 2nd Bt;
one son (and younger son died of
wounds, 1945).
15.09.1887
Oxford, Oxfordshire
-
16.02.1961
Petersfield, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
13.11.1907 [4112]
...
...
Maj.Gen.
22.01.1938, seniority 29.12.1937
A/Lt.Gen.
05.06.1940-04.06.1941
T/Lt.Gen.
05.06.1941-04.09.1941
Lt.Gen.
05.09.1941, seniority 05.08.1941
A/Gen.
25.12.1941-24.12.1942
T/Gen.
25.12.1942-04.05.1943
Gen.
05.05.1943 (retd 14.10.1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
11.07.1940
distinguished service in the field
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1918
distinguished service in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
Grand Cross of the Order Polonia Restituta (07.12.1944)
13.11.1907


commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
...
-
...
....
22.01.1938
-
29.11.1939
Commandant (Major-General General Staff), Staff College
30.11.1939
-
18.04.1940
General Officer Commanding, ... Division (Eastern Command)
19.04.1940
-
30.05.1940
Force Commander, Norway
31.05.1940
-
04.06.1940
Major-General General Staff, Home Forces
05.06.1940
-
14.02.1941
Chief of General Staff, Home Forces
15.02.1941
-
24.12.1941
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southeastern Command
25.12.1941
-
28.07.1943
Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces
06.01.1944
-
1946
Commander-in-Chief, Middle East
13.10.1944


also: ADC General to the King (Extra)
Paine,
Thomas Walter
T.W. Paine

?
-
Sgt.Maj. (AC)
?
Lt. QM
12.08.1940 [143643]
T/Capt. QM
06.08.1941-11.06.1943
WS/Capt. QM
12.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
15.02.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
06.05.1941
-
(04.1946)
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade, Directorate of Royal Artillery, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, The War Office
Painter,
Gordon Whistler Arnaud
G.W.A. Painter

Son of late Brigadier­General Arnaud C. Painter, CMG; married Kathleen Hay Lannoy, eldest surv. daughter of Colonel J.L. Tweedie, DSO; one son two daughters.
24.02.1893
-
28.09.1960
[Farnborough, Hampshire ?]
2nd Lt.
19.12.1913 [8353]
Lt.
09.06.1915
Capt.
03.11.1917
A/Maj.
22.10.1916-18.07.1919
Maj.
01.01.1933
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1935
Col.
01.08.1939, seniority 01.07.1938 (retd 23.02.1948)
A/Brig.
25.09.1940-24.03.1941
T/Brig.
25.03.1941
Hon. Brig.
23.02.1948
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
23.07.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
23.12.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
07.07.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.08.1946
Malaya 42
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: Malvern College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College (21.01.1927-...)
19.12.1913


commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery [later: Royal Regiment of Artillery]
10.01.1916
-
21.10.1916
Adjutant, ... (served France & Belgium, 08.03.1915-11.11.1918)
22.10.1916
-
18.07.1919
Battery Commander
30.10.1916


restored to the establishment of the Royal Garrison Artillery (supernumerary)
22.11.1920
-
30.04.1921
Staff Captain, ... (India)
08.08.1922
-
05.10.1925
Adjutant, ...
(1928)


attached to 4th (City of Bristol) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment
01.01.1929


restored to the establishment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery
18.02.1930
-
30.11.1931
Staff Captain, ... (India)
01.12.1931
-
31.03.1934
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (India)
04.02.1936
-
30.09.1937
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG), War Office
01.10.1937
-
09.02.1939
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
10.02.1939
-
31.07.1939
specially employed (local Colonel)
01.08.1939
-
24.09.1940
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Rawalpindi District (India)
25.09.1940
-
01.02.1942
Commander, 22nd Indian Infantry Brigade (India & Malaya)
1942
-
1945
prisoner of war (Japan)
31.12.1945
-
23.02.1948
retained on the Active List (supernumerary)
23.02.1948
-
24.02.1953
transferred to the Regular Army Reserve of Officers (terminated due to age limit)
Pakenham-Walsh,
Ridley Pakenham

R.P. Pakenham-Walsh  
29.04.1888
-
03.11.1966
2nd Lt.
18.12.1908 [4284]
...
...
Maj.Gen.
30.06.1939, seniority 20.06.1938 (supernumerary 29.04.1945) (retd 28.08.1946)
A/Lt.Gen.
07.06.1941-17.11.1941

CB 1940; MC

18.12.1908
 
 
commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
...
-
...
...
04.09.1939
-
30.06.1940
Engineer-in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force
07.1940
-
07.1940
mission to USA
14.07.1940
-
06.06.1941
General Officer Commanding, Northern Ireland District
07.06.1941
-
17.11.1941
Commander, IX Corps (Home Forces)
15.12.1941
-
22.02.1943
Commander, Salisbury Plain District (Home Forces)
1943
-
1946
Controller General, Army Provision (Eastern Group)
 
Palairet,
John Hamilton
J.H. Palairet
Married (05.05.1951) Anne Marjorie Bibby; three daughters.
23.01.1917
-
27.11.1969
Ledbury, Herefordshire
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [71077]
Lt.
28.01.1940
A/Capt.
14.05.1940-13.08.1940
T/Capt.
14.08.1940-30.10.1940,
01.02.1941-12.11.1942
WS/Capt.
13.11.1942
Capt.
28.01.1945
A/Maj.
13.08.1942-12.11.1942
T/Maj.
13.11.1942,
07.03.1943-03.11.1943,
18.10.1944-07.03.1945,
28.09.1945-29.01.1948,
09.10.1948-27.01.1950
Maj.
28.01.1950 (retd 01.03.1959)
28.01.1937


commissioned, 3rd Dragoon Guards
...
-
...
...
Palamountain,
Edgar William Irwin
E.W.I. Palamountain
Son of William Bennett and Eveleigh Mary Palamountain. Married (1948) Eleanor, daughter of Maj.Gen.
Sir Richard Lewis, KCMG, CB, CBE; one son, two daughters.
24.12.1917
-
05.06.1990
London City, London
2nd Lt.
18.01.1941 [166318]
WS/Lt.
18.07.1942
T/Capt.
?
WS/Capt.
19.10.1945 (reld 26.01.1949)
T/Maj.
19.10.1945
A/Lt.Col.
1946
Hon. Maj.
26.01.1949
Capt. RARO
26.01.1949, seniority 01.01.1949
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Education: Charterhouse; St John's College, Oxford (MA).
18.01.1941


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



Royal Horse Artillery
1944
-
1945
operations staff, HQ 11th Armoured Division (NW Europe)
1945
-
1947
Allied Commission for Austria
26.01.1949
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., London and Tehran, 1948-51; Total Ltd, 1952-56; M & G Group, 1957-79: Executive Director, 1962; Managing Director, 1968; Chairman, 1977. Director of various companies. Chairman, Wider Share Ownership Council, since 1971. Chairman: Unit Trust Assoc., 1977-79; Institutional Shareholders Committee, 1978-79; President, Money Management Council, 1987- (Chairman, 1985-87). Trustee: National Association of Almshouses, 1963-80; Esmée Fairbairn Trust, 1966-80, 1988- (Director, 1980-88); Thames Help Trust, 1980; Social Affairs Unit, 1982-; Prospect Trust, 1988-. Patron, Inst. of Economic Affairs, 1972-; Governor: NIESR, 1981-; Ditchley Foundation, 1986-; Member of the Board, Adam Smith Inst., 1982-; Member Council, University of Buckingham (formerly UC, Buckingham), 1975-(Chairman, 1979-84). Member Committee, London Voluntary Service Council, 1969-. FRSA 1984. DUniv Buckingham, 1985.
Published: Taurus Pursuant : a history of the Eleventh Armoured Division (1945)
Palliser,
[Sir] Arthur Michael
A.M. Palliser
Son of Adm. Sir Arthur Francis Eric Palliser, RN.

09.04.1922
-
19.06.2012
2nd Lt. 21.11.1942
WS/Lt. 21.05.1943
T/Capt. 16.01.1945-(04.1946)
21.11.1942     commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
Palmer,
Frederick John
F.J. Palmer
20.04.1904
Maidstone barracks
-
10.01.1965
Catford, London
2nd Lt. 26.03.1940 [125722]
WS/Lt. 26.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
Pre-war a Marconi operator for Cable and Wireless.
26.03.1940     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Palmer,
Godfrey Nugent
G.N. Palmer
29.05.1919
-
2nd Lt.
03.07.1939 [94902]
Lt.
03.01.1941
A/Capt.
20.09.1941-19.12.1941
T/Capt.
20.12.1941-21.12.1941,
13.12.1943-30.06.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946
T/Maj.
01.01.1950-17.09.1950,
09.06.1951-15.02.1952
Maj.
03.07.1952 (retd 21.07.1959)
03.07.1939


commissioned, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
(1942)


1st Battalion The Cameronians (Burma; wounded)
Palmer,
John Baird Clayton
"Oscar"
J.B.C. Palmer

14.05.1920
-
22.12.2011
2nd Lt. 03.07.1939 [95575]
Lt. 03.01.1941
A/Capt. 14.05.1940-21.11.1942
T/Capt. 22.11.1942-15.11.1944,
27.11.1944-28.01.1946
WS/Capt. 29.01.1946
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 29.10.1945-28.01.1946
T/Maj. 29.01.1946-16.06.1947
Maj. 03.07.1952
T/Lt.Col. 22.06.1966-30.12.1966
Lt.Col. 31.12.1966 (retd 05.06.1971)
Military Cross MC 28.05.1957 ?
Education: Staff College (psc).
03.07.1939     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [14.10.1959 redesignated Queens Surreys, from 31.12.1966 Queens]
01.10.1947 - 10.08.1949 Staff Captain, GHQ, Far East Land Forces
30.01.1953 - 23.08.1954 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Malaya
16.08.1957 - 19.08.1959 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), HQ H District
14.05.1962 - 14.10.1963 Deputy Assistant Military Secretary (DAMS), GHQ, Far East Land Forces
14.02.1964 - 23.12.1965 Military Assistant to Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Ministry of Defence)
15.06.1966 - (02.1967) General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Ministry of Defence
Palmer,
Rodney Howell
R.H. Palmer
Married 1st Frances Pauline Ainsworth, née Gordon-Duff; at least one son.
Married 2nd Nancy Isobel Hurt (died 03.03.2007).
24.11.1907
Basingstoke, Berkshire
-
04.1987
Newbury, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
29.08.1931, seniority 30.01.1930
...
...
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 26.07.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
07.09.1943-16.10.1944,
21.07.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
26.07.1946
Military Cross MC
17.06.1943
?
29.08.1931


commissioned, 12th Lancers
...
-
...
...
Park,
John Kendall
J.K. Park
06.12.1907
Knighton district, Radnorshire
-
(09?).1969
Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 28.05.1930 [45406]
Lt. 28.05.1933
Capt. 16.04.1939
Maj. 01.05.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 20.06.1946 -
      late Cadet Serjeant, Bromsgrove School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
      served in the ranks, Honourable Artillery Company, Infantry
28.05.1930     commissioned, 5th Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) - Territorial Army
? - ? ?
? - 18.01.1958 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Parker,
Hugh Love
H.L. Parker
?
Scotland
-
T/2nd Lt.
27.06.1917
Lt.
?
A/Capt.
?
2nd Lt.
23.09.1939 [108583]
WS/Lt.
06.11.1939
A/Maj.
01.06.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
28.06.1941
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
03.06.1919
HM's birthday 19 [20.03.20 investiture by British High Commissioner in Cairo]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.04.1941
Middle East 08.39-11.40
Mention in Despatches MID
08.07.1941
Middle East 12.40-02.41
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-20 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Royal Humane Society Silver Medal RHS - S ? -
27.06.1917


commissioned, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders



served 3rd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
23.09.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(04.1944)
-
(06.1946)
Unemployed List
Parker,
James George
J.G. Parker (Photo courtesy of Mr Phil Parker) J.G. Parker (Photo courtesy of Mr Phil Parker)
21.02.1906
Fulham, London
-
14.02.1961

Hounslow, Middlesex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.09.1941 [212293]
WS/Lt.
29.09.1941 (reld 11.12.1945)
A/Capt.
02.06.1944
T/Capt.
1945?
Hon. Capt.
11.12.1945



served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the 1st Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders
13.09.1939
 
 
attached to No. 1 Transportation Company Pioneer Corps (France; returned to UK 17.06.194)
29.09.1941


commissioned, Royal Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
06.1942
 
 
posted to Egypt
02.08.1942


1819th Pioneer Company
Parker,
Joseph Cyril Featherston
J.C.F. Parker
Son of Septimus Parker (1892-1971), and Mary Christina Hickey (1894-1984).
Married ((09?).1949, Surrey North Western district) Marie Chandler.
25.10.1919
Shildon, Co. Durham
-
23.06.2002
Hexham, Northumberland West district, Northumberland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.03.1942 [229534]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
WS/Capt. 18.07.1946
T/Maj. 18.07.1946-(04.1947)
Capt. 01.06.1947, seniority 18.07.1946
Maj. 23.03.1955 (reld 16.08.1961)
Hon. Maj. 16.08.1961
23.03.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
01.06.1947     short service commission
26.04.1965 - 25.10.1974 Royal Army Educational Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Parker,
Robert Henry
R.H. Parker (Photo courtesy Mr Robert H. Parker, via Mr Gerald Mason)
08.1913
-
[09.2008 still alive at Bangor, Co. Down.
N. Ireland, aged 95]
Cadet
? [2580689]
2nd Lt.
02.10.1943 [295749]
WS/Lt.
02.04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1946
Burma



served in the ranks, Divisional Signals, 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



served in the Royal West African Frontier Force
02.10.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
07.02.1945


transferred, Royal Welch Fusiliers
Parker,
Roy Belfield
R.B. Parker

Son of ... Parker, and ... Dunham.
28.08.1912
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
10.1989
Dacorum district, Hertfordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 12.07.1941 [197694]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 12.01.1951 -
12.07.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Parker,
William Leslie
W.L. Parker
Son (with two sisters and two brothers)of Richard Parker (1872-1936), and Clara Maud Preen (1881-1963), of Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Married (15.09.1924, military station, Roorkee, Punjab, India; divorced 21.07.1952) Lydia Emily Knight (20.05.1903 - 06.1981), daughter of John Knight (1859-). and Lydia Robinson (1878-); ... children (three sons, five daughters?).
28.03.1903
Eastney

-
06.06.1957
Wallington, Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey
Wt.Offr. cl. I (Master Gunner 1st Class) ? [1412876]
Lt. (Quartermaster) 01.12.1942 [257241]
Lt. (District Officer) 22.01.1944, seniority 01.12.1942
WS/Capt. (DO) 01.12.1945
Capt. (DO) 01.06.1947, seniority 01.12.1945 (retd 12.06.1951)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
01.12.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.06.1947     short service commission
27.11.1947     permanent commission
Parkinson,
Archibald Thomas
A.T. Parkinson
Son of Archibald Elliot Parkinson (1887-), and  Florence Constance Valentine Fenn (1888-).
Married (06.1940, Galashiels, Scotland) Marion Averil May Levi (19.09.1907 - 08.12.1996), daughter of David Thomas Levi (1870-1967), and Caroline Elizabeth May (1880-1962); one son, one daughter.
04.02.1914
Sheerness, Sheppey district, Kent
-
02.08.1965
Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales
2nd Lt. 26.01.1939 [85620]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 01.07.1940-30.09.1940
T/Capt. 01.10.1940-29.03.1944
WS/Capt. 30.03.1944
Capt. 03.04.1944
A/Maj. 30.12.1943-29.03.1944
T/Maj. 30.03.1944-24.11.1946,
31.12.1946-02.04.1949
Maj. 03.04.1949
A/Lt.Col. 04.05.1946-17.07.1946
Lt.Col. 15.09.1958
Military Cross MC 24.01.1946 NW Europe: attack on railway junction Buchen 01.05.45 [recommendation available upon request]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (Half Blue for Rugby Football).
      served in the ranks for 5 years, 232 days (Y Cadet)
26.01.1939     commissioned, The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
1939 - 1945/46? 1st Battalion The Green Howards (UK, France (BEF), Norway, UK, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Germany)
1948 - 1951 Royal West African Frontier Force (Commandant West African School of Infantry and Education, 1949-1951)
1951 - 1953 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (S.D.), HQ Salisbury Plain District
1953 - 1956 Suez and Cyprus operations (medal & clasp)
1963 - 1965 Army Recruiting Officer (I.C.) Swansea
Parkinson,
David Fortune
D.F. Parkinson
Son of ... Parkinson, and ... Fortune.
(09?).1921
Halifax district, Yorkshire - West Riding / West Yorkshire
-
27.02.1945
(KIA)
[Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, 48.G.7]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.10.1942 [249220]
WS/Lt.
17.04.1943
17.10.1942


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
27.02.1945
.. Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (NW Europe)
Parminter,
Reginald Horace Roger

R.H.R. Parminter
Son of Maj. William George Parminter and Leila M.E. Heyn.
Married (1919) Muriel Davis; one son.
28.03.1893
-
07.05.1967
Burwash, Sussex
2nd Lt.
05.02.1913 [1207]
T/Lt.
31.08.1914-14.09.1914
Lt.
15.09.1914
T/Capt.
01.08.1915-30.09.1915
Capt.
01.10.1915
Bt. Maj.
03.06.1919
Maj.
06.10.1926
Lt.Col.
05.11.1933
Bt. Col.
07.04.1935, seniority 07.04.1934
Col.
05.11.1937, seniority 07.04.1934 (supernumerary 31.12.1945) (retd 20.04.1948)
A/Brig.
07.03.1940-20.07.1940,
29.10.1940-15.12.1940
T/Brig.
16.12.1940-25.10.1941,
04.11.1941-07.06.1942,
11.07.1942-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
20.04.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.07.1940
for distinguished services in the field
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1917

for distinguished service in the field in Mesopotamia

Military Cross MC
< 03.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.06.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
19.10.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.08.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.06.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
1914 Star; British War Medal; Vicotry Medal; Kurdistan & Iraq Medals & Clasps
Education: Dover College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Royal Air Force Staff College
05.02.1913


commissioned, The Manchester Regiment



served European War (DSO, MC): France & Belgium (26.09.1914-26.04.1915, 01.08.1915-11.12.1915), Mesopotamia (05.01.1916-31.10.1918)
23.10.1915
-
03.03.1917
Adjutant, ... The Manchester Regiment
04.03.1917
-
22.12.1917
Staff Captain I.E.F. "D" & Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force
14.08.1918
-
23.03.1921
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force
19.11.1921
-
31.03.1922
Brigade Major, ... (Western Command)
14.04.1922


restored to the esablishment, The Manchester Regiment
30.08.1923
-
09.08.1924
Officer Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
10.08.1924
-
31.08.1927
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
(03.1931)


1st Battalion The Manchester Regiment (Shorncliffe)
(06.1933)


1st Battalion The Manchester Regiment (Gosport, for West Indies)
05.11.1933
-
06.04.1935
CO 2nd Battalion The Manchester Regiment
07.04.1935
-
06.04.1939
Commandant Royal Military School of Music and Inspector of Army Bands (Kneller Hall, Twickenham) (Class Y to 31.07.1938)
01.09.1939
-
06.03.1940
Assistant-Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), British Expeditionary Force
07.03.1940
-
20.07.1940
Deputy Quartermaster-General (DQMG), British Expeditionary Force
27.07.1940
-
26.10.1940
Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), ... (Home Forces)
29.10.1940
-
25.10.1941
Brigadier in charge of Administration, Gibraltar
04.11.1941
-
27.02.1942
Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DA&QMG), ... (Home Forces)
28.02.1942
-
07.06.1942
Brigadier in charge of Administration, ... (Home Forces)
18.06.1942
-
23.06.1942
Colonel in charge of Administration, ... (Home Forces)
1942
-
1944
Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster- General, ... (in charge of Administration)
1944
-
1945
commanded Area in France and Belgium
29.01.1943
-
1948
ADC to the King
1946
-
1947
Chief of UNRRA Mission to Austria
20.08.1948
-
28.03.1953
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Member UN Secretariat, New York, 1948-1954.
Parr,
William Stephen John
W.S.J. Parr
Married 1st ((03?).1916, Reading district, Berkshire) Alice Humphries.
Married 2nd ((09?).1943, Newton Abbot district, Devon) Emily E. Snow.
21.07.1891
Crediton district, Devon
-
02.1990
Abingdon district, Berkshire / Oxfordshire
Lt. (QM) 16.03.1939 [86473]
WS/Capt. (QM) 01.11.1942 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 31.08.1948; exceeded age limit)
T/Maj. (QM) ?
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 16.02.1951 -
16.03.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
 
Parrott,
Robert Frederick
R.F. Parrott
Son of Charles Parrott (1880-), and Margaret Buckham (1889-).
Married ...; ... children.

Residence: (1944) Harrow.
12.05.1917
Keighley district, Yorkshire

-
07.1987
Basingstoke district, Hampshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.11.1940 [158304]
WS/Lt. 30.05.1942 (dismissed the Service by sentence of a General Court-Martial 14.09.1948)
Military Cross MC 13.09.1945 ?
Military Cross MC 01.11.1945 escape and evasion
      either 122nd, 123rd or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
30.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
? - 27.05.1941 31st Field Regiment RA (4th Indian Division) (captured at Halfaya Pass)
27.05.1941 - 15.09.1943 POW in Italian captivity (from 08.1941 Camp 41, Montalbo, Italy, after a betrayed escape attempt from early 1942 Camp 5, Gavi, Italy, later to Picenza, Italy; escaped)
15.09.1943 - 21.11.1943 partisan actions in Northern Italy/Yugoslavia (captured)
21.11.1943 - 12.04.1945 POW in German captivity (Oflag VIII, later Oflag 79; several escape attempts)
Parry-Smith,
David [Patrick]
D. Parry-Smith
18.04.1918
-
06.2004
Exetrer district, Devon
Cadet ? [2045780]
2nd Lt. 20.02.1944 [326268]
WS/Lt. 20.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 29.06.1951 -
20.02.1944     commissioned, Royal Fusiliers [emergency commission]
 
Parsons,
Jack Frank
J.F. Parsons
Son of ... Parsons, and ... Merritt.
Married ((1@?).1948, Chatham district, Kent) Olwen P. Read (predeceased him); one daughter.
(06?).1917
Strood district, Kent

-
17.02.2012
[Cranbrook?]
Cadet ? [1444852]
2nd Lt. 25.06.1944 [327926]
WS/Lt. 24.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
25.06.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Parsons,
William Walter
W.W. Parsons
03.11.1887
-
(09?).1963
Plymouth district, Devon
Lt. QM 25.09.1929
Capt. QM 25.09.1937
Maj. QM 10.01.1940 (retd 22.09.1946)
      served in the ranks for 16 years, 201 days
      Warrant Officer Class 2 for 5 years, 344 days
      Warrant Officer Class 1 for 5 years, 116 days
25.09.1929     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
12.1941 - 1945 captured at Hong Kong & POW in Japanese captivity
Partridge,
Raymond John Bruce
R.J.B. Partridge (Photo courtesy of Mrs Elizabeth Scott)
Son of Percival John Partridge (1895-1961), and Gertrude Gullick (1897-1919).
Married (16.08.1941, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Annie Grace Darch (20.05.1916 - 04.12.2012), daughter of Albert Edward Darch (1886-1969), and Annie Peacock (1887- 1982); ... children (one daughter, one son?).
13.11.1916
Pontypool district, Glamorganshire

-
06.09.2004
Loughton, Epping Forest district, Essex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 14.10.1942 [247824]
WS/Lt. 14.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 20.09.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
14.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Paton,
Arthur William
A.W. Paton
Son of British consul to Korea. Married (1955) Jane Cooper; three sons, one daughter.
08.04.1916
Korea
-
08.02.2005
2nd Lt.
20.07.1940 [140780]
WS/Lt.
20.01.1942
Lt.
? (reld 26.11.1952)
T/Capt.
17.09.1942
WS/Capt.
23.12.1943
T/Maj.
23.12.1943
Hon. Maj.
26.11.1952
Military Cross MC 24.02.1942 Middle East
Education: St Edward's, Oxford; Christ Church, Oxford
Worked for several months on the Humber production line in Coventry, before joining Burmah Oil.
20.07.1940


commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps - 11th Hussars (North Africa) [emergency commission]
1942


served Special Operations Executive (SOE) to supply the Greek resistance movement
1945?


Ceylon
Served a spell at the Foreign Office, before a fishing business took him to Kenya for four years. Joined the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation (Bangkok). Returned to the UK in 1965, living in Sussex.
Paton,
Kenneth Maclaren
K.M. Paton
Son of Alfred Henry Paton, and Alice Paton.
20.07.1903
Woking, Guildford district, Surrey

-
(03?).1979
Wandsworth district, London
2nd Lt. 23.06.1940 [27429]
WS/Lt. 03.04.1941
T/Capt. 03.02.1942-16.11.1943
WS/Capt. 17.11.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
A/Maj. 1943?
T/Maj. 17.11.1943-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Capt. TA 13.11.1947, seniority 17.11.1943
Maj. TA 01.10.1948
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.12.1945 Italy * [citation available upon request]
Military Cross MC 04.05.1943 Middle East (Egypt and Libya) ** [citation available upon request]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 23.03.1944 Sicily
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Italy
23.06.1940     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(1942)     1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders (Middle East) (MC)
26.11.1943 - 04.1945 Camp Commandant of the 8th Army’s rear echelon (MBE)
13.11.1947 - 01.01.1950 Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
01.01.1950 - 16.03.1955 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
* Recommendation for the award of a periodic MBE to Maj. K.M. Paton: Major Paton has carried out the duties of Camp Commandant Rear Eighth Army since 26 November 1943. Throughout this period he has consistently carried out his duties in an exemplary manner and has by his never failing cheerfulness, hard work and ability oared for the needs of the personnel at Rear Army in a most praiseworthy manner. The moves of Rear Eighth Army are complicated and difficult but this officer has never failed to organize them so well that they have been carried out to programme which has ensured the least dislocation of effort inevitable in a move of a Headquarters. By the confidence with which he inspires all with whom he comes in contact his tactfulness in dealing with senior officers and his care of the personnel at Rear Army he has made a very real contribution to the smooth running of the administration of Eighth Army particularly during the final advance in April 1945.
[Recommended by Brig. ..., DA&QMG Eighth Army, approved by Lt.Gen. R.L. McCreery, commanding Eighth Army.]
** Recommendation for the award of an
immediate Military Cross to Capt. K.M. Paton: On the night of 24/25 Oct 1942 at the battle of Alamein, Captain Paton, as Second-in-Command 'D' Company, 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders, was ordered at 0300 hours to take a patrol of one platoon up to a position 1,000 yards forward which adjoined the position held by the Rifle Brigade. Captain Paton set off with No. 18 Platoon under Lieutenant Midgley. The objective was reached, whereupon, as soon as dawn broke, he and his men were subjected to heavy and accurate enemy small arms and mortar fire. It was impossible to reach the position in daylight and despite a number of casualties, Captain Paton kept up morale on an extremely high level and maintained control of his men; in fact he proved himself complete master of the situation. For 48 hours they remained in this exposed position, maintaining their hold on the ridge during which time a tank battle raged over their heads. Captain Paton's determination and wise leadership were entirely responsible for the few casualties that were sustained, in addition to which he was constantly keeping Battalion H.Q. up to date with vital information.
[Recommended 04.02.1943 by Lt.Col. A.H.F. Faussett-Farquhar, commanding 1st Bn The Gordon Highlanders, approved 05.02.1943 by Brig. D.A.H. Graham, commanding 153rd Infantry Brigade, 10.03.1943 by Maj.Gen. D.N. Wimberley, commanding 51st Infantry Division, by Lt.Gen. O.W.H. Leese, commanding 30 Corps, and finally 17.03.1943 by Gen. H.R.L.G. Alexander, commanding Middle East Forces.]
Patrick,
Francis Wheatly
F.W. Patrick
Son of Patrick Rodger Patrick (1875-1932), and Hilda Gertrude Wheatly (1881-).
Married Isabel Spencer (21.04.1913 - 26.07.2006); one son.

 
06.05.1909
Garnocklea, Hamilton, Scotland

-
04.12.1996
Edinburgh, Scotland
2nd Lt. 01.01.1928 [39528]
Lt. 16.02.1936?
Capt. 16.02.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Maj. 1943?
T/Maj. 21.09.1943-(04.1944)
A/Lt.Col. 1950s
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 13.06.1957 HM's birthday 57
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 20.04.1944 -
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 15.07.1952 1st clasp
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 15.07.1952 2nd clasp
      late Cadet, Bromsgrove School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
01.01.1928     commissioned, 6th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
25.11.1953 - 06.01.1958 Lieutenant, City of Glasgow Contingent - Army Cadet Force - Territorial Army (OBE)
? - 29.07.1959 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Solicitor.
Patrick-Smith,
Roy
R. Patrick-Smith
Married (divorced); one son.
?
-
1985
Morocco
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.08.1940 [145802]
WS/Capt.
22.01.1942
T/Maj.
22.01.1942-28.09.1944
WS/Maj.
29.07.1944
T/Lt.Col.
29.07.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 28.01.1949 -
?
-
17.08.1940
133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
17.08.1940
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served Western Desert & Greece; was part of delegation to Beirut; later served in the Balkans and on the Allied Commission in Hungary (initially Artillery, then political officer, then intelligence duties)
post-war ?


Territorial Army ?
Sometime ADC to Duke of Gloucester.
Patterson,
Leslie Franklyn
W.W. Parsons
Son (with two brothers and three sisters) of Horace Franklin Patterson (1875-1948), and Georgina Lizzie Annie Slade (1880-1961).
Married 1st ((09?).1927, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Daisy Ellen Fishlock ((06?).1906 - (09?).1964); one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd ((12?).1964, Kettering district, Northamptonshire) Cecilie M. Rowlett.
19.11.1900
Rochford district, Essex

-
10.1985
Kettering district, Northamptonshire
RSM ?
Lt. QM 01.12.1939 [108729]
WS/Capt. QM 01.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon Capt. < 04.1946
01.12.1939     commissioned, 16th/5th Lancers - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Paul,
Charles Robert
C.R. Paul

29.12.1901
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
2nd Lt.
13.02.1921
Lt.
13.07.1923
Capt.
13.07.1934
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
22.09.1942-21.12.1942
T/Lt.Col.
22.12.1942-31.03.1944,
30.01.1945-(01.1946)
NW Frontier of India 1930-1931 Medal & Clasp
13.07.1921


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.04.1938
-
01.09.1939
Adjutant, ...
?
-
?
?
Paul,
C P
C.P. Paul

?
-
Col.
?
Military Cross MC
?
?

UNKNOWN; perhaps Lt.Col. C.R. Paul ?

(1943)


Combined Operations HQ
Pavey,
John Douglas
J.D. Pavey
Son of Ernest William Pavey, and Elizabeth Lucy Macfarlane.
Married ((12?).1942, Wandsworth district, London) Nancy M. Gadd ((09?).1919 -), daughter of James Gadd, and Laura Mercer.
12.09.1915
Rochford district, Essex

-
04.1996
Sheffield district, Yorkshire
Cadet ? [2880383]
2nd Lt. 22.02.1945 [341637]
WS/Lt. 29.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 25.09.1951 -
22.02.1945     commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) [emergency commission]
01.01.1949     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Pavitt,
Richard [Gordon] Hastings
R.H. Parvitt (Photo courtesy of Mr David Barlow)

His father served in WW1 (New Zealand army attached to a British unit) and was Mentioned in Despatches at the end of the war by Field Marshal Haig.
16.09.1920
Masterton, New Zealand
-
07.2009 still alive
Gnr.
1938 [064165]
2nd Lt.
19.11.1944 [348803]
WS/Lt.
08.04.1945 (reld 24.01.1947; on medical grounds (malarai))
T/Capt.
12.11.1945-24.01.1947
Hon. Capt.
24.01.1947
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM
-
-
General Service Medal GenSM
-
& bar SE Asia 1945/46
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
26.04.1949
& bar New Zealand
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
28.11.1958
*
* Curiously enough, Pavitt wrote to the War Office on the 30th June, 1958, claiming the award of the Efficiency Medal (Territorial) and, most surprisingly and probably because they were unaware of his previous award of the New Zealand Efficiency Medal, this award was gazetted on the 28th November, 1958.
1938


enlisted in the New Zealand Territorial Force and served in the Field Artillery
08.1943


attested for the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force and posted to the 6th Field Regiment, New Zealand Artillery (Italy)
04.1944


selected for a course at an Officer Cadet Training Unit as an officer candidate for the British Army
19.11.1944


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1944
-
1946
attached to the 4th Field Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery (Burma [advance on Rangoon], surrender ceremony at Singapore as part of the British delegation with Lord Mountbatten (09.1945), then Java [Indonesia] (with 5th Field Regiment?))
 
Payne,
Arthur Dudley
A.D. Payne (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Married ((06?).1948, Surrey Mid Eastern district) Helen N. Mitchell; one son, one daughter.
27.03.1916
Durban

-
02.08.2006
Pembrokeshire
Lt. 12.09.1942 [246199]
WS/Capt. 12.09.1943
Capt. 13.12.1947, seniority 12.09.1943 (reld 31.03.1967)
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe 44-45
Education: Leys School; Christ's College, Cambridge (MA 1942; MB, BCh Camb 06.07.1940); MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1943 (St Bartholomew's Hospital).
12.09.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      Regimental Medical Officer, Royal Norfolk Regiment (NW Europe)
(1945)     Regimental Medical Officer, 1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
13.12.1947     commissioned, Territorial Army
General practitioner, Hythe, Kent, until retirement in 1966. Senior House Surgeon St Bartholomew's Hospital. Reserve Surgical Officer Royal Masonic Hospital.
Payne,
Charles Ainsworth
C.A. Payne

?
-
2nd Lt.
15.02.1941 [170655]
WS/Lt.
01.07.1942
T/Capt.
01.07.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
31.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj.
31.10.1944-(04.1946)
Capt. TA
01.05.1947, seniority 15.06.1946 (reld 29.06.1948)
Hon. Maj.
29.06.1948
15.02.1941


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
01.05.1947
-
29.06.1948
Territorial Army
22.08.1951


Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Payne,
Harold
H. Payne

?
-
2nd Lt.
02.10.1943 [295282]
WS/Lt.
?, seniority 02.10.1943
T/Capt.
11.10.1944-(04.1946)
WS/Maj.
1946?
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
02.10.1943


commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]



served in NW Europe (Caen) and possibly in the in the Trans Jordan Frontier Force
Payne,
Michael Shears
M.S. Payne
Son of Rawdon Shears Payne, and Sylvia Harvey.
From Colne Engaine.
Married (15.05.1953) Hon. Joan Spring-Rice; one son, one daughter.
?
-
2nd Lt.
21.03.1942 [229261]
Lt.
03.07.1944 (reld 02.01.1948)
T/Capt.
01.08.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
02.01.1948
Military Cross MC 12.04.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 Italy
21.03.1942


commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps [emergency commission] 
(1944/45?)


short service commission, Royal Armoured Corps
(1945)


served, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars
16.08.1947


transferred, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars
Peake,
Archibald Ernest [Jim]
A.E. Peake
Son of Daniel Peake, and Rosamund Kennedy.
Married ((09?).1939, Canterbury district, Kent) Mary E. McCormack.
10.03.1914
Rugby, Warwickshire

-
11.12.1983
Auckland, New Zealand
Sgt. ? [1869564]
2nd Lt. 11.01.1944 [305210]
WS/Lt. 11.01.1944
T/Capt. ?
Lt. 01.08.1949, seniority 11.01.1944
Capt. 11.01.1950 (reld 07.08.1956)
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 03.06.1949 [date of qualification 13.01.1947]
      served in the ranks
11.01.194     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [immediate emergency commission]
01.08.1949 - 07.08.1956 short service commission
07.08.1956 - 10.03.1959 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Pearce,
Cecil Brynmor
C.B. Pearce
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of John Albert Pearce (1889-1938), and Elizabeth Mary John (1890-1971).
Married ((09?).1943, Fulham district, London)  Beryl M. Drew; ... children.
09.07.1919
Kensington district, London

-
05.2001
Andover district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 25.09.1943 [294644]
WS/Lt. 25.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
25.09.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps (Non-Medical Section) [emergency commission]
      served with 141st Field Hospital
Pearce,
Hedley Frederick
H.F. Pearce
Son of ... Pearce, and ... Martin.
(06?).1917
Tavistock district, Devon

-
Cadet
? [14316310]
2nd Lt.
23.10.1943 [296867]
WS/Lt.
23.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
23.10.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
11.12.1943
 
 
transferred, The Devonshire Regiment
11.12.1943
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding 5 Platoon, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
Pearce,
Henry Hayes
H.H. Pearce

Son of ... Pearce, and ... Buckley.
04.07.1920
West Derby district, Lancashire

-
10.2009 still alive
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.07.1943 [288754]
WS/Lt.
30.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
30.07.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served in India (may have served as Deputy Provost Marshal, Military Police Calcutta, Eastern Command)
Pearson,
Alastair Stevenson
A.S. Pearson (Source: www.ornebridgehead.com)
Eldest son of Alexander Stevenson Pearson, of Glasgow.
Married (09.09.1944, Marden, Devizes) Mrs Joan Margaret Morgan-Weld­Smith (died 07.06.1993), widow of W/Cdr. Reginald Gilbert Squarey Morgan-Weld-Smith, RAF, and daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles H. Niven, of Marden Grange, Devizes, Wiltshire; one daughter, two step daughters.


see: www.ornebridgehead.org
01.06.1915
Glasgow, Scotland
-
29.03.1996
Gartocharn, by Alexandria, Dunbartonshire
2nd Lt. ? [62792]
Lt. 02.05.1937
Capt. 16.02.1939
WS/Maj. 23.02.1943
T/Lt.Col. 1942?-1943?,
02.12.1943-(04.1946)
Lt.Col. 01.05.1947
Col. 11.11.1953, seniority 01.05.1950
A/Brig. ?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 12.06.1958 HM's birthday 58
Distinguished Service Order DSO 04.05.1943 North Africa
Distinguished Service Order DSO 18.05.1943 North Africa
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.12.1943 Sicily
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.02.1945 NW Europe
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 1953 ?
Military Cross MC 23.09.1943 North Africa
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD ? ?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 13.07.1951 ?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD ? ?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 17.03.1959 ?
- CFM 05.1981 Cadet Forces Medal
Education: Kelvinside Academy; Sedbergh.
Company Director, 1936-1939.
02.05.1934     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) - Territorial Army
02.05.1934 - 01.08.1942
6th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry, Territorial Army (Glasgow)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
01.08.1942     transferred to the Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
1942 - 1945 Commanding Officer, 1st and 8th Parachute Battalions
1947 - 1953 Commanding Officer, 15th (Scottish) Battalion The Parachute Regiment (TA)
1953 - 1959 Deputy Commander, 46th Parachute Brigade (TA)
10.01.1962 - ? Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Commander Scotland Army Cadet Force, Brigadier, 26.10.1967-1981. ADC (TA) to the Queen, 16.05.1956-16.05.1961. Honoray Colonel, 15th (Scottish) Bn The Parachute Regiment (TA), 30.12.1963-01.04.1977 and 01.04.1983-1990. Honorary Sheriff, Dunbarton, 1991. DL Glasgow, 1951, Dunbartonshire, 1975. KStJ 1980. Farmer; Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, 20.06.1979-1990; Keeper of Dumbarton Castle, since 1981.
Literature: Julian James, A fierce quality : the fighting life of Alastair Pearson DSO & Three Bars, MC (1989)
Pearson,
Barclay Andrew

Son of ... Pearosn, and ... Bowden-Smith.
From Bridge of Allan.
13.01.1912
Dorchester district, Dorset
-
02.1990 still alive
2nd Lt.
01.02.1936, seniority 30.08.1934 [66254]
Lt.
30.08.1937
A/Capt.
06.11.1939-05.02.1940
T/Capt.
06.02.1940-29.08.1942
Capt.
30.08.1942
A/Maj.
19.11.1942-18.02.1943
T/Maj.
19.02.1943-13.02.1945
WS/Maj.
14.02.1945
Maj.
30.08.1947
A/Lt.Col.
19.08.1943-10.09.1943,
08.12.1944-13.02.1945
T/Lt.Col.
14.02.1945-29.08.1946,
27.04.1948-25.07.1951,
20.02.1954-11.03.1954
Lt.Col.
12.03.1954
T/Col.
26.07.1951-19.02.1954
local Col.
27.04.1948-02.05.1950
Col.
16.06.1957 (retd 14.04.1960)
Hon. Brig.
14.04.1960
Distinguished Service Order DSO
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
Mention in Despatches MID
25.11.1943
Middle East
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: West Downs School, Winchester (1921-...); BA; psc



from the General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
01.02.1936


commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)
06.11.1939
-
26.07.1940
Instructor, Middle East Weapon Training School
07.07.1940
-
18.11.1942
Adjutant, ...
19.11.1942
-
01.09.1944
Deputy Assistant Quatermater-General (DAQMG), HQ 30 Corps
(8.12.44?)
-
(1945?)
Commanding Officer, 8th Battalion The Royal Scots
05.09.1945
-
29.05.1946
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), HQ 51st (Highland) Infantry Division
...


...
12.03.1954
-
28.02.1957
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
...


...
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), 12.04.1965.
Pearson,
Frank Addison 
F.A. Pearson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Arber née Pearson)
Son of Aubrey Thomas Pearson, and Ethel Beare.
Married; .. children (one daughter?).
06.08.1923
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
-
07.10.2006
Newton Abbot, Teignbridge district, Devon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.10.1942 [247004]
WS/Lt.
03.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt.
(1944)
Military Cross MC ?
?
Sicily
Croix de Guerre with silver star (France) CdeG
1944
France
Education: Allhallows School, Budleigh Salterton; Edinburgh University.
1942
-
1945
served in North Africa, Sicily, France and Belgium:
03.10.1942


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
05.04.1943
-
09.06.1944
2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (UK & NW Europe)
10.06.1944
-
(09..1944)
Officer Commanding, 6 Platoon, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
03.05.1946


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps (served with 2nd Parachute Battalion)
Pearson,
James Herbert Acheson *
J.H.A. Pearson (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
* also known as: Herbert James Pearson
12.07.1916
-
04.03.2002
Steyning, West Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.01.1941 [165957]
WS/Lt.
11.07.1942
A/Capt.
24.07.1944-23.10.1944
T/Capt.
24.10.1944-05.10.1946
WS/Capt.
06.10.1946
A/Maj.
10.01.1946-13.02.1946,
11.08.1946-05.10.1946
T/Maj.
06.10.1946-05.03.1948
Lt.
22.03.1947, seniority 03.03.1941
Capt.
22.03.1947 seniority 01.07.1946
T/Maj.
26.04.1951-11.07.1952
Maj.
12.07.1952 (retd 26.07.1958)
A/Lt.Col.
06.03.1948-11.06.1950
Hon. Lt.Col.
26.07.1958



served in the ranks (mobilized TA) for 1 year, 139 days
?
-
11.10.1941
170th  Officer Cadet Training Unit
11.01.1941


commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission to 21.03.1947]
22.03.1947
 
 
permanent commission
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
Pearson,
Kenneth Noble 
K.N. Pearson K.N. Pearson
K.N. Pearson K.N. Pearson
K.N. Pearson
Son of Alfred Pearson (1848-1909), and Caroline Doncaster Noble (1859-1925).
Married (1923) Margaret Aley Vincent Goode (12.09.1897-1975); three sons, two daughters.
14.08.1889
Brighton, Sussex
-
27.01.1961
Ealing, Middlesex
2nd Lt.
22.09.1906
T/2nd Lt.
?
T/Capt.
30.07.1916 (Unemployed List 15.10.1919) (retd)
Lt.
19.10.1940 [152245] (reld < 04.1946)
Military Cross MC
20.10.1916
*
* For conspicuous gallantry and skill. With one other pilot he attacked ten hostile aeroplanes. The other pilot had his controls cut and had to return, but Captain Pearson fought on till all the enemy aeroplanes were dispersed. On another occasion he bombed trains from a low altitude. He has done other fine work.
22.09.1906
-
31.03.1908
commissioned, 2nd Volunteer Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment
01.04.1908


transferred, 5th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment
03.11.1915


appointed, Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) (as Flying Officer) [personal number 962] (and to be transferred from the Royal Engineers to the General List)
30.07.1916


promoted to Flight Commander, RFC
19.10.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
AMInstCE
Pearson,
[Sir] Thomas Cecil Hook
T.C.H. Pearson (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)

01.07.1914
Queenstown, Ireland

-
2nd Lt. 28.08.1930 [47520]
... ...
T/Col. 08.12.1944-13.06.1945
... ...
Maj.Gen. 04.11.1961, seniority 10.02.1961
... ...
Gen. 07.01.1972 (retd 27.12.1974)
Companion of the Order of the Bath KCB 1967 ?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 1964 ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 1959 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 09.05.1941 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 19.08.1943 ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 30.10.1953 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 26.07.1940 ?
30.08.1934     commissioned, The Rifle Brigade
... - ... ...
31.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Peasegood,
James Arthur
"Jim"
J.A. Peasegood J.A. Peasegood
J.A. Peasegood J.A. Peasegood
J.A. Peasegood J.A. Peasegood
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Walter Garton Peasegood (1865-1934), and Edith Walley Brough (1879-1950).
Married ((03?).1939, Stoke upon Trent district, Staffordshire) Winifred Kendrick (17.11.1909 - 05.1991), daugher of Joseph Ernest Kendrick (1878-1961), and Winifred Unwin (1880-1959); one son, one daughter.
18.02.1906
Lycett, Madeley, Newcastle under Lyne district, Staffordshire

-
(12?).1976
North Walsham district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 13.07.1932 [53322]
Lt. 13.07.1935
WS/Capt. 08.05.1942
Capt. 11.04.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Maj. 10.11.1942-(04.)1944
Hon. Maj. ?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 12.12.1950 & 1st clasp
13.07.1932     commissioned, 54th (West Riding & Stafford) Medium Brigade, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
17.10.1932     transferred, 51st (Midland) Medium Brigade RA
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      went to France with British Expeditionary Force; later with 8th Army in Egypt and then in NW Europe after D-Day
Inspector of Mines.
Peasley,
John Thomas
J.T. Peasley (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ? [6083568]
2nd Lt. 15.08.1943 [300188]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 30.06.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 30.06.1945-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 10.02.1944 Italy
15.08.1943     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (Italy, NW Europe)
Pedder,
Richard Robert Newsham
"Dick" 
R.R.N. Pedder
Son of Brig.Gen. Ernest Newsham Pedder, and Mary Aloisa Pedder.
Husband of Pamela Anne Pedder.
Residence: Stirlingshire.
20.07.1904
Southampton, South Stoneham district, Hampshire
-
09.06.1941
(KIA) [age 36]
[Sidon War Cemetery, Lebanese Republic, 3.G.1]
2nd Lt.
27.08.1924 [31724]
Lt.
27.08.1926
Capt.
18.12.1936
WS/Maj.
22.10.1940
T/Lt.Col.
1941?
27.08.1924


commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
(03.1931)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Cawnpore)
30.12.1931
-
12.11.1936
employed with Royal West African Frontier Force
(01.1937)


1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Fort George)
(01.1939)
 
 
1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Fort George) (on the strength of the depot)
(01.1941)
-
09.06.1941
Commanding Officer, No. 11 (Scottish) Commando [which was "C" Battalion of Layforce] (killed in action, Litani River, Syria)
Pedley,
Norman
N. Pedley (Photo courtesy of Mr Pat Gariepy)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.02.1941 [170722]
WS/Lt. 20.02.1942
T/Capt. 20.02.1942-21.09.1945
WS/Capt. 22.09.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 1945?
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
? - 14.02.1941 124th Officer Cadet Training Unit
15.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
autumn 1945     308th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
Pedretti,
Louis 
L. Pedretti
[= Pedretti, Louis Marino, born (09?).1902 , Westminster, London ??]
?
-
2nd Lt.
16.10.1939 [144882]
WS/Capt.
13.09.1940
A/Maj.
13.06.1940-12.09.1940
T/Maj.
13.09.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
08.06.1942
T/Lt.Col.
08.06.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Lt.Col.
06.12.1944 (cashiered by sentence of a General Court Martial 13.12.1946)
A/Col.
06.06.1944-05.12.1944
T/Col.
06.12.1944-(04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
06.01.1944
Middle East *
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02-07.41
* 11.04.1950 cancelled and annulled, and his name erased from the Register, in consequence of his having been cashiered by sentence of a General Court Martial
16.10.1939


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
13.06.1940
-
(04.1941)
Deputy Assistant Director of Hirings, ...
Pedrick,
Charles
C. Pedrick
?
-
CSM ?
Cadet ? [5615558]
2nd Lt. 21.05.1944 [327185]
WS/Lt. 21.05.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
      served in the ranks, Devonshire Regiment
21.05.1944     commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry(Prince Albert's) [emergency commission]
Peebles,
George Frederick [Robert]
G.F. Peebles
Married ... (died 1989).
09.07.1900
Durban, South Africa
-
(03?).1955
North Buckinghamshire
S/Sgt. ?
Lt. (Ordnance Executive Officer, 3rd class) 01.06.1942 [234803]
WS/Capt. (Ordn. Exec. Offr., 2nd class) 01.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 20.12.1943-(04.1946)
1929 - 1934? served in Egypt
20.09.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps[emergency commission]
      Officer-in-Charge, Camp Abassia, Egypt ?
Peel,
David Arthur [George]
D.A. Peel
Son of the Rev. the Hon. Maurice Berkeley Peel (1873-1917), MC and Bar, BA, Chaplain to the Forces, grandson of Prime Minister Robert Peel, and the Hon. Mrs. Emily Peel (née Alington) (1879-), of Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Married (14.04.1936) the Hon. Sara Carola Vanneck (25.09.1913-09.2001), daughter of William Charles Arcedeckne Vanneck, 5th Baron Huntingfield of Heveningham Hall and Margaret Eleanor Crosby; three sons, one daughter.
Residence:
Neatishead, Norfolk, later Lacock, Wiltshire.
04.10.1910
Bromley district, Kent
-
12.09.1944
(DOW)
[Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium, VI.C.3]
2nd Lt.
25.05.1940 [132247]
WS/Lt.
25.11.1941
T/Capt.
15.12.1941-(04.1944)
T/Maj.
:?
Military Cross MC
01.03.1945
NW Europe [posthumously] *
* On the evening of 10 Sep 44, during the advance to the ESCAUT CANAL, Major PEEL was in command of No. 1 Squadron, 2 Armoured Bn Irish Guards. Major PEEL was ordered to capture the bridge over the canal at DE GROOTE BARRIER; this bridge was known to be prepared for demolition, although it was believed to be still intact. As soon as the first tank exposed itself, the enemy opened fire with an anti-tank gun. Major PEEL at once directed the fire of his Squadron on to the bridge, while he himself went on foot to reconnoitre the German position. The bridge was found to be held by three 88mm guns and a large number of infantry. Major PEEL immediately ordered a troop to charge the bridge at speed under the covering fire of the remainder of the Squadron. He himself crossed the bridge with the leading troop. The speed and energy with which this attack was conducted resulted in complete success; the bridge was captured intact in spite of the obvious enemy intention to deny it to us at all costs. The success of this operation was very largely due to Major PEEL’s courage and determination to close with the enemy. Throughout the action he displayed a complete disregard for personal safety. The consistently high standard of leadership and gallantry displayed by this officer have been a constant source of inspiration to his Squadron. 11 Sep 44.
Education: Oxford University (BA).
25.05.1940


commissioned, Irish Guards [emergency commission]
21.04.1943
-
(04.)1944
Adjutant, ...
1944
-
12.09.1944
Officer Commanding, No. 1 Squadron, 2nd (Armoured) Battalion The Irish Guards
Pelham,
Robert Henry 
R.H. Pelham (Photo courtesy of Mr Ronald Gamble)
20.03.1921
-
12.2000
Carlisle, Cumberland
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [155285]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
01.04.1943-(04.1946)
02.11.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
?
-
?
X Troop, later D Troop, 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (SR)
Pemberton,
Alan Patrick Gale
A.P.G. Pemberton
Son of Christopher Gale Pemberton (1892-), and Marie L. Eckstein.
Married ((12?).1944, Wallingford district, Berkshire / Oxfordshire) Mary O. Morrell ((12?).1921 - ), daughter of George M. Morrell, and Edith O. Nind; ... children (one son?).
17.05.1914
Steyning district, Sussex
-
1977
West Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [165110]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942
T/Capt. 06.09.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 05.03.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 05.03.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. RARO 01.01.1949
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1949
? - 21.12.1940 either Sandhurst or 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
1944 - 1945 Government Code and Cypher School (Bletchley Park)
01.01.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Pemberton,
[Ngaire] Antony Boyd
N.A.B. Pemberton
Son of Thomas James Pemberton, and of Jessie Helen Pemberton (nee Pope), of Redland, Bristol.
(09?).1922
Bromley district, Greater London / Kent
-
13.04.1945
(DOW) [age 22]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma, 20.C.2]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.09.1941 [207599]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1946
Burma
20.09.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
?


transferred, The Gloucestershire Regiment
?
-
13.04.1945
attached, 7th Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment
Pemberton,
Trevor Hamilton
T.H. Pemberton (Photo courtesy of Mr James McConnan)
Son of ... Pemberton, and ... Benison.
Married 1st ...; one son, three daughters.
Married 2nd ((03?).1953, St Marylebone district, London) Section Officer Janet Goscombe Fildes, WAAF ((03?).1921 - ) (she was earlier married to Lt.Cdr. (S) Charles Kenneth McConnan, RNVR).
30.03.1918
Farnham district, Kent
-
(03?).1979
Halton district, Cheshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [162450]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
? - 21.12.1940

either 162nd, 163rd, 167th or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit

21.12.1940     commissioned, South Wales Borderers [emergency commission]
01.03.1941     transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
10.02.1945     transferred, Army Catering Corps
Pendlebury,
James Willie
J.W. Pendlebury
Married (31.07.1916) Dorothy Best; their son 2nd Lt. Michael Kenny Pendlebury of the 1st Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment was killed on April 16 1945 aged 19 years.
04.06.1891
Lancashire
-
died between 1967 and 1985
2nd Lt. SR (prob)
16.03.1912
Lt. SR
?
Capt. SR
01.04.1916
Lt.
07.05.1921, seniority 01.10.1915 [4978]
Capt.
17.08.1921
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1931
Maj.
21.06.1933
Lt.Col.
03.07.1939 (supernumerary 03.07.1942)
Col.
31.12.1942, seniority 03.07.1942 (retd 18.12.1945)
A/Brig.
24.10.1940-23.04.1941
T/Brig.
24.04.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Brig.
18.12.1945
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.10.1940
gallant conduct in action with the enemy
Military Cross MC
1916?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.06.1915
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
?
?
British War Medal 1914-20 BWM 14|20
?
?
Victory Medal VM
?
?



Cadet Lance Serjeant, Manchester University Contingent, Officers Training Corps
16.03.1912


commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment - Special Reserve of Officers
1914
-
24.05.1920
mobilized, Special Reserve (for 5 years, 294 days)
18.09.1914
-
28.06.1915
served France & Belgium (wounded twice)
(1916)


3rd Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment
28.09.1916
-
?
.. Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
07.05.1921


commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment
16.04.1928
-
02.05.1929
Adjutant, Territorial Force, India
03.05.1929
-
15.04.1932
Staff Captain, Allahabad Brigade Area (India)
(06.1933)


1st Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment (Catterick)
(01.1937)


1st Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment (Egypt (for Holywood))
(01.1939)


1st Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment (Holywood)
03.07.1939
-
1940
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment (France)
25.01.1940
-
05.02.1940
acting Commander, 127th (Manchester) Infantry Brigade (UK)
14.11.1940
-
03.11.1941
Commander, 225th Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) (UK)
03.11.1941
-
12.04.1943
Commander, 140th (London) Infantry Brigade (UK)
Colonel, The East Lancashire Regiment, 01.01.1946-01.01.1956.
Peniakoff,
Vladimir
"Popski"
V. Peniakoff V. Peniakoff
V. Peniakoff V. Peniakoff
Son of late Dmitri Peniakoff, of Russian origin.
Naturalized British citizen, 11.1946.
Married 1st (10.11.1928, Nag Hamadi, Egypt) Josèphe Louise Colette "Josette" Ceysens (born 1909) (marriage dissolved 1942); she remarried (1946) George Delcoigne); two daughters.
Married 2nd (02.04.1948, London) Junior Commander Pamela Hope Firth, ATS (05.12.1917 - 05.12.2005; she went on to marry Thomas Stanley "Tom" Matthews (08.10.1964), former Managing Director of Time magazine).
Last residence: Cliveden Place, Belgravia, London.

30.03.1897
Huy, Belgium
-
15.05.1951
National Hospital, Holborn, London
(brain tumour)
[buried at Wixoe, Suffolk]
2nd Lt.
04.10.1940 [159661]
WS/Capt.
01.07.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj.
01.07.1941-(04.1944)
A/Lt.Col. ? or
T/Lt.Col. ?
1945 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.04.1945
Italy
Military Cross MC
26.11.1942
Middle East Special Operations & escapes
Afr St
-
-
It St
-
-
Officier, Ordre de la Couronne avec palme (Belgium) Cour
12.04.1947
?
Croix de Guerre avec palme (Belgium) CdeG(B)
12.04.1947
?
Education: St John's College, Cambridge University
Served as a private in the French artillery in World War I. Emigrated to Egypt, working as an engineer for a sugar manufacturer, 1924.
04.10.1940


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]



served in the Libyan Arab Force
10.1942
-
12.1942
formation of a small raiding unit
10.12.1942
- 14.09.1945 Commanding Officer, No 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA ("Popski's Private Army") (Western Desert [Libya & Tunisia], Italy & Austria)
[lost a finger on a raid in Barce (Africa), later he lost his left hand on a raid in Italy (11/12/1944)]
FRGS, 10.1937. Writer.
Published: Private Army (1950)
Literature: John Willett, Popski : a life of Vladimir Peniakoff (1954)
Penman,
Derek Victor
D.V. Penman (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 03.06.1939
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 14.04.1941-(04.1944)
Education: Haileybury College.
03.06.1939     commissioned, The Lonon Scottish - The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Penna,
Albert William 
A.W. Penna (Photo courtesy of Doris M. Grant) A.W. Penna (Photo courtesy of Doris M. Grant)

Son of Willam Penna, a Private in the London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) (died 16.08.1917 at 2nd Battle of Ypres), and Florence Newman.
Married (06.1923, Athens, Greece) Efimia Angela Clady (22.05.1903 - 1992); one son, two daughters.
22.04.1902
Holborn, London, Middlesex
-
1989
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2nd Lt.
03.06.1941 [195935]
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
23.03.1943
T/Maj.
23.03.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
16.07.1945
T/Lt.Col.
16.07.1945-(04.1946)
Maj.
01.10.1946, seniority 16.07.1945 (reld 01.10.1954)
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.10.1954
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1955
New Year 55
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41
fall of 1919


enlisted service [paperwork signed by his stepfather as he was still underaged]
03.06.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission to 30.09.1946]
01.10.1946
-
01.10.1954
short service commission
late '40s
-
early '50s
ordnance depot at Tel-el-Kabir, Egypt
Emigrated 1954 to Canada, and became a civil servant with the Canadian government in Ottawa.
Penney,
[Sir] William Ronald  Campbell
W.R.C. Penney
 

2nd son of J. Campbell Penney, Accountant of Court for Scotland.
Married 1st (1925) Shirley Mary (died 1960), daughter of V.Adm. V.G. Gurner; two daughters.
Married 2nd (1963) Stella, widow of Lt.Cdr. Robert Michael Marshall, RNVR, and daughter of late Rev. P.M. Daubeny and of Mrs Daubeny, Old House Farm, Cublington, Bucks. 

16.05.1896
-
03.12.1964
Berwick-on- Tweed?
2nd Lt.
17.11.1914 [3029]
Lt.
23.12.1915
A/Capt.
22.01.1917-02.11.1917
Capt.
03.11.1917
Maj.
08.06.1927
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1934
Lt.Col.
01.04.1935
local Col.
04.11.193-17.11.1939
Col.
18.11.1939, seniority 01.07.1937
A/Brig.
18.11.1939-17.05.1940
T/Brig.
18.05.1940-17.11.1940,
19.12.1940-09.10.1942
A/Maj.Gen.
10.10.1941-09.10.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
10.10.1942-25.06.1943
Maj.Gen.
26.06.1943, seniority 17.11.1941 (retd 12.10.1949)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
1958
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
18.02.1943
Middle East 05-10.42
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
02.01.1933
New Year 33
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
23.03.1944
Sicily
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.12.1937
Waziristan 37
Military Cross MC
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
18.05.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
18.02.1938
NW Frontier, India
Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) LM
17.09.1948
distinguished services in the cause of the Allies
Czecho­Slovak Order of the White Lion, Class III (14.11.1947)
British War Medal; Victory Medal; NW Frontier of India Medal & Clasp
Education: Wellington; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (1928; psc); Imperial Defence College (idc)
17.11.1914


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers
1914
-
1918
served European War, France and Belgium (24.01.1916-11.11.1918) (despatches, MC, French Croix de Guerre 22.11.1918, Belgian Croix de Guerre 04.09.1919)
13.03.1919
-
13.06.1921
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Signal Service Training Centre (temporary)
11.05.1921


transferred to the Corps of Royal Signals
1921
-
1926
served in India
01.03.1922
-
28.02.1926
Assistant to Signal Officer-in-Chief, India
22.03.1926
-
20.01.1927
Instructor (Class CC), School of Signals
14.04.1929
-
15.01.1931
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
16.01.1931
-
26.03.1933
Brigade Major, Shanghai Area (temporary)
1935
-
1939
served in India (NW Frontier, 1937 (despatches, DSO))
01.04.1939
-
01.10.1939
specially employed, Imperial Defence College



served World War II (wounded)
18.11.1939
-
17.11.1940
Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, War Office
19.12.1940
-
09.10.1941
Commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade (UK)
10.10.1941
-
29.01.1943
Signal Officer-in-Chief, Middle East
14.10.1943
-
24.07.1944
General Officer Commanding, 1st Infantry Division (N Africa, Italy) [except for 18-22.02.1944 & 04.05-13.06.1944]
1944
-
1945
Director of Intelligence, HQ Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia
1946
-
1949
Assistant Controller of Supplies (Munitions), Ministry of Supply
12.10.1949
-
16.05.1956
Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Colonel Commandant Royal Signals, 22.12.1947-22.12.1957. Employed in London Communications Security Agency, Foreign Office, 1953-1957.
Pentreath,
Edwin Sandys Dorchester
"Dorch"
E.S.D. Pentreath

Lived at Malta for some time.
26.10.1904
-
08.1986
Chichester district, Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.08.1924 [30911]
Lt.
27.08.1926
Capt.
01.11.1935
A/Maj.
27.05.1940-26.08.1940
T/Maj.
27.08.1940-26.08.1941
Maj.
27.08.1941
14.03.1947, seniority 29.08.1942 (retd 26.10.1950)
A/Lt.Col.
06.04.1942-05.07.1942
T/Lt.Col.
06.07.1942-07.09.1942
Hon. Lt.Col.
26.10.1950
Military Cross MC
11.07.1940
gallant and distinguished services in connection with recent operations
Education Royal Military College, Sandhurst
27.08.1924

commissioned, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
?
-
04.1927
served in India
(03.1931)
 
 
1st Battalion The Duke of Conrwall's Light Infantry (Bareilly)
(06.1933)
 
 
1st Battalion The Duke of Conrwall's Light Infantry (Bareilly)
01.11.1935
-
31.10.1938
Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Duke of Conrwall's Light Infantry (01.1937 at Dinapore, India)
(01.1939)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Duke of Conrwall's Light Infantry (Shorncliffe) [on the strength of the depot (Bodmin)]
29.11.1939
-
08.03.1940
Adjutant, ...
       
 
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