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1939-1945

 

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Pepper,
Ernest Cecil
E.C. Pepper

Son of W.E. Pepper, The Manor
House, Nocton, Lincs.
Married (1929) Margaret, daughter of
A.W. Allan, MD, Seacroft, Lincs; two
sons.
03.10.1899
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
-
03.08.1981
Hindhead, Surrey?
2nd Lt.
21.08.1918
Lt.
21.02.1920
Capt.
01.08.1931
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
31.07.1940-30.10.1940
T/Lt.Col.
31.10.1940-22.01.1941, 01.02.1941-08.03.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
09.03.1943
Lt.Col.
26.02.1945 (retd 02.01.1946; own request)
local Col.
19.02.1942-08.09.1942
A/Col.
09.09.1942-08.03.1943
T/Col.
09.03.1943
A/Brig.
09.09.1942-08.03.1943
T/Brig.
09.03.1943-02.01.1946
Hon. Brig.
02.01.1946
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
1967
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
05.08.1943
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.07.1940
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.12.1944
?
Education: Royal Miliyary College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1935-1936; psc)
21.08.1918

commissioned, Worcestershire Regiment
13.12.1925
-
15.05.1928
ADC to District Commander (India)
16.05.1928
-
09.09.1929
ADC to the Governor of the United Provinces (India)
1928?


served in China
01.08.1931


transferred, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment
09.01.1933
-
25.01.1935
Adjutant, ...
28.11.1937
-
03.02.1940
General Staff Officer (Class CC to 31.07.1938) [Brigade Major, Chatham, 1937-1939]
04.02.1940
-
28.07.1940
General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2) (France)
31.07.1940
-
22.01.1941
General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), War Office
1941
-
1942
Battalion Commander
19.02.1942
-
08.09.1942
General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), ...
09.09.1942
-
12.06.1943
Brigadier General Staff (BGS), ... (Africa)
10.07.1943
-
25.02.1944
Brigadier General Staff (BGS), ... (Washington)
27.02.1944
-
02.07.1944
Commander, 56th Infantry Brigade (UK, NW Europe [Normandy])
02.07.1944
-
02.10.1944
Commander, 131st (Surrey) Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
1945


Commandant, School of Infantry
Warden, Dominion Students Hall Trust, 1945-70. Board of Governors: Church of England Children's Society (Waifs
and Strays); Victoria League. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County of London, later Greater London, 1948-76.
Published: A place to remember : the history of London House, William Goodenough House and The Burn (1972;
under the name of Peter Pepper).
Pepper,
Thomas Joseph
T.J. Pepper
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
02.06.1905
Northampton, Northamptonshire

-
03.1987

Haywards Heath district, West Sussex
Cadet ? [6460536]
2nd Lt. 10.02.1940 [117963]
WS/Lt. 13.04.1941
A/Capt. 21.02.1943-(01.1944)
WS/Capt. 06.03.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947) (removed from the Army on conviction by the Civil Power 02.10.1952)
A/Maj. 16.08.1943-(01.1944)
T/Maj. 06.03.1944-(12.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 12.1946, < 04.1947
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 1st Army
Italy Star It St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.01.1949 -
      168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.02.1940     commissioned, The Northamptonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
17.12.1945     2nd Battalion The East Surrey Regiment
Percival,
Arthur Ernest
A.E. Percival A.E. Percival 
Younger son of Alfred Reginald Percival (1856-1948), land agent, and Edith Miller (1858-1941), of Aspenden Lodge, Aspenden, Hertfordshire.
Married (27.07.1927, Kensington district, London) Margaret Elizabeth "Betty" MacGregor Greer (22.10.1897 - 05.10.1953), daughter of Thomas MacGregor Greer (1869-1941), and Dorinda Florence Greer (?-1930), of Tullylagan Manor, Co. Tyrone, Ireland; one son, one daughter.

26.12.1887
Aspenden, near Buntingford, north Hertfordshire
-
31.01.1966
King Edward VII's Hospital for Officers, Westminster, London
T/2nd Lt. 03.09.1914-15.10.1914 [8785]
T/Lt. 16.10.1914-31.10.1914
T/Capt. 01.11.1914-15.10.1916
Capt. 16.10.1916, seniority 01.10.1916
T/Maj. 04.02.1917-15.01.1918
T/Lt.Col. 16.01.1918-18.04.1919
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1919
A/Maj. 22.04.1919-30.11.1919
Maj. 20.09.1924
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.01.1929
Lt.Col. 14.07.1932
Col. 05.03.1936, seniority 01.01.1932 (half-pay 14.03.1938) (full-pay 01.04.1938)
T/Brig. 01.04.1938-04.02.1940
Maj.Gen. 05.02.1940, seniority 29.06.1938 (supernumerary 26.12.1944) (retd 31.08.1946)
A/Lt.Gen. 29.04.1941-07.10.1945, seniority 05.04.1941
Hon. Lt.Gen. 31.08.1946
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.09.1918 France *
Distinguished Service Order DSO 21.01.1920 North Russia 08.19 **
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 17.01.1921 ?
Military Cross MC 14.11.1916 France ***
Mention in Despatches MID 21.12.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1920 ?

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during recent operations. He
handled his battalion cleverly, showing power of command and knowledge of tactics. He set a fine example during several critical periods.
** He commanded the Gorodok column on the 9th-10th August, 1919, with great gallantry and skill, and owing to the success of this column the forces on the right bank of the Dvina were able to capture all its objectives. During the enemy counter-attack from Selmenga on Gorodok he handled his men excellently. The enemy were repulsed with great loss, leaving 400 prisoners in our hands.
*** For conspicuous gallantry in action. During the advance he showed fine leadership and determination under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. He worked unceasingly, with absolute disregard of danger, in completing every detail in the consolidation of the captured position.

Education: Rugby School; idc (1935), psc (1923-1924), ns (1930).
Office clerk in the City of London.
03.09.1914     commissioned, The Bedfordshire Regiment [temporary commission]
16.10.1916     commissioned, The Essex Regiment [permanent commission]
03.09.1914 - 18.04.1919 7th (Service) Battalion The Bedfordshire Regiment (20.6.1917-04.07.1917 & from 16.01.1918 as Commanding Officer [from 29.10.1917-28.11.1917 employed as Brigade Major]) (UK, France & Belgium 26.07.1915-28.09.1916  [09.1916-04.1917 wounded, hospitalized UK] & 10.04.1917-11.11.1918)  (DSO, MC, Croix de Guerre, MID twice)
22.04.1919 - 30.11.1919 seconded as Second-in-Command, 45th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (North Russia 31.05.1919-08.10.1919) (Bar to DSO)
1920 - 1922 The Essex Regiment (counter-insurgency operations, Co. Cork) (OBE)
1923 - 1924 Staff College, Camberley
20.09.1924     transferred, The Cheshire Regiment
15.04.1925 - 31.01.1929 employed with the Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) 15.04.1925-30.08.1927)
1930     RN College, Greenwich
19.01.1931 - 13.07.1932 instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Staff College, Camberley
1932 - 1934 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Cheshire Regiment
1935     Imperial Defence College
05.03.1936 - 13.03.1938 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Malaya
01.04.1938 - 04.02.1940 Brigadier General Staff, Aldershot Command & I Corps (British Expeditionary Force)
05.02.1940 - 21.04.1940 General Officer Commandng, 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division (Home Forces)
22.04.1940 - 01.07.1940 Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
02.07.1940 - 08.04.1941 General Officer Commanding, 44th (Home Counties) Infantry Division (Home Forces)
29.04.1941 - 15.02.1942 General Officer Commanding, Malaya (captured)
02.1942 - 08.1945 POW in Japanese captivity (held prisoner at Changi, then in Taiwan and Manchuria)
31.08.1946 - 26.12.1947 Regular Army Reserve of Army Officers [attained age limit]
President, National Federation of Far Eastern Prisoner-of-War Clubs; County Director, The Red Cross, Herts., 1948-1964. Honorary Colonel, Royal Regiment of Artillery, 17.05.1949-... Colonel, The Cheshire Regiment, ...-26.12.1955. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Hertfodshire, 13.12.1951.
Published
: The war in Malaya (1949).
Literature: John Smyth, Percival and the tragedy of Singapore (1971); Clifford Kinvig, Scapegoat: General Percival of Singapore (1996).
A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival
A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival A.E. Percival
Pereira,
Barnard de Haan
"Tom"
B. de H. Pereira

05.05.1900
-
11.1995

Surrey South-Western district, Surrey
RAF:

2nd Lt. ?
?
Army:

2nd Lt.
02.03.1928 [39692]
Lt.
02.03.1931
A/Capt.
01.1940?
WS/Capt
?
T/Maj.
...-29.11.1942
WS/Maj.
30.11.1942
T/Lt.Col.
30.11.1942-22.07.1945
WS/Lt.Col.
23.07.1945
T/Col.
23.07.1945-(04.1946)
Maj.
01.01.1949 (retd 21.03.1951)
Hon. Col.
21.03.1951
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
01.04.1952
& 1st Clasp
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41
Mention in Despatches MID
28.10.1942
Burma 12.41-05.42
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
? MoH
30.04.1943
Medal of Honour (China): Burma



served Royal Air Force
02.03.1928


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
02.03.1928
-
01.10.1932
337th (Essex) Battery, 85th (East Anglian) Field Brigade RA (Stratford)
01.10.1932
-
27.05.1933
transferred, 104th (Essex Yeomanry) Field Brigade RA
27.05..1933
-
21.03.1951
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



Essex Yeomanry, initially into 413th Batterty of 147th Regiment
01.1940


Battery Captain, 339th Battery, 104th Regiment RA
1941


Battery Captain, 414 Battery (special mission with 7th Armoured Brigade Group)



Commanding Officer, 14th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery



held Staff Appointments in the Middle East including a period on the Judge Advocate General's Office



Deputy Head of the Legal Division of the Control Commission for Germany



Deputy Judge Advocate General in Singapore and Cyprus, and later again in Germany
Assistant Judge Advocate General (London Office) [08.1955 serving as such; civil capacity]. Retired 1966.
Perkins,
Philip
P. Perkins
Son of Charles and Constance H. Perkins, of Harborne, Birmingham.
Husband of Gladys Marjorie Perkins, of Birmingham.
1917 ?
-
01.06.1945

[age 28]
[Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh, 3.G.12]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.02.1943 [264791]
WS/Lt.
25.08.1943



Officer Cadet Training Unit
25.02.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
?
-
01.06.1945
attached, 4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery
Perkins,
Philip Harold
P.H. Perkins
(06?).1891
Dudley district, Worcestershire

-
1955

drowned in the River Nene, Huntingdonshire
T/2nd Lt. 10.06.1915 [49152]
T/Lt. (1918) (reld 22.10.1919)
A/Capt. 06.08.1917-03.03.1918,
15.11.1918-03.03.1919
[Hon.?] Capt. 22.10.1919
Capt. RARO 03.12.1921, seniority 19.01.1921 (dismissed the Service by sentence of a General Court-Martial 22.04.1942)
T/Maj. RARO 10.02.1940-(04.1941)
Education: Dudley School.
Admitted as a male learner, Dudley Post Office, 07.1907.
04.08.1914     enlisted service
10.06.1915     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment
07.11.1916     transferred to Service Battalion
06.08.1917 - 03.03.1918 company commander of a German Prisoners of War Company
15.11.1918 - 03.03.1919 company commander 43rd Garrison Battalion Royal Fusiliers
1919     Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal
03.12.1921     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Joined Colonial Office in the Clerical Class (Men), 10.1921.
24.08.1939     mobilized, RARO
Director of Lucas Electrics.
Perowne,
Lancelot Edgar Connop Mervyn
"Lance"
L.E.C.M. Perowne L.E.C.M. Perowne
L.E.C.M. Perowne L.E.C.M. Perowne
Second and only surviving son of late Col. Woolrych Perowne.
Married (1927) Gertrude Jenny Johanna Stein, Cologne, Germany; one daughter.
11.06.1902
Kensington, Greater London
-
24.03.1982
Cobham, Surrey
2nd Lt. 31.01.1923 [23654]
Lt. 31.01.1925
Capt. 31.01.1934
Maj. 31.01.1940
A/Lt.Col. 27.05.1940-20.07.1940,
21.10.1941-25.11.1941
T/Lt.Col. 26.11.1941-18.11.1942
WS/Lt.Col. 19.11.1942
A/Col. 19.05.1942-18.11.1942
T/Col. 19.11.1942-30.07.1945
Col. 31.07.1945
A/Brig. 19.05.1942-18.11.1942
T/Brig. 19.11.1942-(01.1946)
Brig. 13.06.1951
T/Maj.Gen. 22.05.1951
Maj.Gen. 01.01.1952 (retd 07.08.1955)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1953 New Year 53
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 08.02.1945 Burma / Estern Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 operations in the field 03-06.40
Education: Wellington College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
31.01.1923     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
01.06.1929 - 31.10.1933 Adjutant, ... (Territorial Army)
04.12.1936 - 31.03.1940 Instructor (Class DD to 31.07.1938), ...
(04?).1940 - (06?).1940 served France (despatches)
05.10.1940 - 11.05.1942 Instructor, ...
19.05.1942 - 1943 Commander, 69th Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Anti-Aircraft Command
? - 03.11.1943 Commander, 37th Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Anti-Aircraft Command
18.11.1943 - 30.06.1945 Commander, 23rd (Chindit) Infantry Brigade (India, Burma) (despatches, CBE)
01.11.1945 - 12.03.1946 Commander, Penang Sub­Area and 74th Indian Infantry Brigade, SE Asia (despatches)
1946 - 1947 72nd Infantry Brigade, India
1947 - 1948 Commandant School of Combined Operations
1949 - 1951 commanded 151 Northumberland and Durham Infantry Brigade TA
22.05.1951 - 1952 Commander British Military Mission to Greece
07.05.1952 - 06.05.1955 General Officer Commanding, South Malaya District & 17th Gurkha Division (despatches) (simultaneously: Major-General, The Brigade of Gurkhas)
Colonel, The Gurkha Engineers, 1957-04.11.1966. CEng; (A)MIEE; CStJ, 20.11.1937; KJStJ 1945; Star of Nepal (2nd Class), 1954.
Company Director, retired.
Perrott *,
John Frederick Mayo
"Jack"
J.F.M. Perrott
* Changed name (04.1945) to:
Mayo-Perrott, John Frederick
Married ((03?).1945, Chelsea district, London) Joan Helen Pirie Thomson.
Residence: (1943) Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire.
28.04.1908
-
27.10.1990
Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent
2nd Lt. 01.11.1927 [38925]
Lt. 01.11.1930
Capt. 23.05.1938
T/Maj. 10.05.1941-10.04.1945
Maj. 11.04.1945
Military Cross MC 28.01.1943 Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 20.04.1944 -
     

late Cadet Under-Officer, St. Edward's School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

01.11.1927     commissioned, 2nd (Cheshire) Field Squadron RE (2nd Cavalry Division) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 28.04.1958 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Perry,
Christopher Hugh
C.H. Perry (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
24.12.1914
-
08.1986
Chesterfield district, Derbyshire
Spr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.07.1939 [93162]
Lt. 11.04.1945
WS/Capt. 06.11.1942
Capt. 01.05.1947, seniority 06.11.1942
T/Maj. 06.11.1942-(04.1946)
Maj. 24.12.1948, seniority 01.11.1947 (retd 17.12.1952)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 22.09.1950 -
      late Cadet Serjeant, St. Peter's School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
      served in the ranks, Royal Engineers
22.07.1939     commissioned, 5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
NW Ordination Course 1973. Deacon 1974 Repton for Derby Priest 1975 Derby Curate of Wingerworth, Diocese Derby from 1974.
Perry,
Geoffrey Howard
G.H. Perry G.H. Perry
G.H. Perry G.H. Perry
G.H. Perry G.H. Perry
Born as Horst Pinschewer, being sent to the UK to escape the persecution of the Jews, he took the name of Geoffrey Perry.

11.04.1922
Berlin
-
Cadet ? [13804863]
2nd Lt. 09.10.1943 [295150]
WS/Lt. 09.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
09.10.1943     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
      248th & 93rd Companies, Pioneer Corps
1944? - 1945? intelligence officer with T Force (NW Europe)
[captured, together with Capt. "Bertie" Lickorish, German war propagandist "Lord Haw Haw" (William Joyce). See story.]
Magazine publisher.
Published
: When life become history (memoirs; 2002)
Perry,
Harold Francis John
H.F.J. Perry (Photo courtesy of Mr Ronald Bryant)
Son of Alfred John Perry and Sarah Perry (née Wright), of Parkstone, Dorsetshire.
(09?).1915
Parkstone, nr Poole, Dorset
-
16.06.1945

[age 29]
[Caserta War Cemetery, Italy, V.B.20]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156547]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942
T/Capt.
...-16.06.1945
Education: East Sheen Grammar School for Boys



either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940


commissioned, The Dorsetshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Pestell,
[Sir] John Richard
J.R. Pestell
Son of late Lt­Comdr Frank Lionel Pestell, RN, and Winifred Alice Pestell.
Married (1951) Betty
Pestell (née Parish); three daughters.
21.11.1916
-
05.07.2005

Yeovil, Somerset
2nd Lt.
28.07.1945 [358685]
WS/Lt.
28.01.1946
A/Maj. ??
?
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
1969
?
Education: Portsmouth Northern Secondary School
28.07.1945


commissioned, General List - Egypt Section [emergency commission]
1945
-
1947
Cyrenaica Defence Force
Joined British South Africa Police, Southern Rhodesia, 1939; retired, 1965, with rank of Assistant Commissioner. Secretary/Controller to Governor of Southern Rhodesia, Rt Hon. Sir H.V. Gibbs, 1965-1969. An Adjudicator, Immigration Appeals, Harmondsworth, 1970-1987.
Petch,
Allan John
A.J. Petch
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of Charles Henry Petch (1875-), and Alicia Mary Gladys Petch (1885-1966) (from 1930 Mrs John G. Borresen, from 1931 Mrs William R. Shugrue).
Married ((09?).1934, Surrey South Eastern district) Elsa M. Hutchinson.
07.06.1907
Mirfield, Dewsbury district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
09.1984
Brunswick, North Carolina, USA
2nd Lt. 04.04.1940 [127256]
WS/Capt. 10.12.1942
T/Maj. 1012.1942
WS/Maj. 12.05.1944
T/Lt.Col. 12.05.1944
Bronze Star (US) BSM 16.01.1947 services to Norway [recommendation available upon request]
King Haakon VI Liberty Cross (Norway) Hkn 19.03.1948 Norway 45
04.04.1940     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
01.1944 - 08.05.1945 Head, Psychological Warfare Group, Allied Land Forces, Norway (BSM)
Peters,
Harold Sydney
H.S. Peters
Married Janet McClean (predeceased him); one daughter.
1924 ?
-
19.02.2007

Spain
[aged 83]
2nd Lt.
05.08.1944
WS/Lt.
05.02.1945
Capt.
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
?
?
05.08.1944


commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
Formerly Colonial Service, Govt. of Malawi, Chamber of Mines, RSA.
Peters,
Sidney Jack
H.S. Peters
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Henry Peters, and Annie Dear.
Married ((12?).1942, Doncaster district, Yorkshire) Eileen May Cosgrove (30.05.1918 - 08.2000), daughter (with six sisters and one brother) of Henry Cosgrove (1884-1969), and Clara A Steele (1890-1964); one son, one daughter.
27.02.1918
Luton district, Bedfordshire

-
05.2000

Luton district, Bedfordshire
2nd Lt. 28.11.1942 [253844]
WS/Lt. 28.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 08.02.1944-(04.1946)
A/Maj. 1946?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 14.07.1987 -
05.08.1944     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
      served with 21st Army Group
His son writes: "Dad told me he was a liaison/armaments officer for Canadian forces. Went ashore at Arromanches 6th August 1944 and was in Germany when demobbed in 1946."
Pethick,
Ralph Alfred Richard
R.A.R. Pethick
Son of ... Pethick, and ... Bowden.
(03?).1920
Plymouth district, Devon
-
Cadet
? [?]
2nd Lt.
24.03.1943 [268101]
WS/Lt.
23.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
01.12.1945-(04.1946)
24.03.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
23.01.1944


transferred, The Devonshire Regiment
22.01.1944
-
(09.1944)
Platoon Commander, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
Petrie,
Sir David
D. Petrie D. Petrie
2nd surviving son of late Thomas Petrie, master millwright, and Jane Allan.
Married (1920) Edris Naida (died 1945), youngest daughter of late W.H. Elliston Warrall; no children.
09.09.1879
Inveravon, Banffshire
-
07.08.1961
Sidmouth, Devon
2nd Lt.
03.05.1940
WS/Lt.
01.03.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Col.
03.05.1940-(04.1944)
local Brig.
26.03.1941-(04.1944)
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George KCMG
1945
?
Knight Bachelor Kt
06.1929
HM's birthday 29
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
1915
?
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
1922
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1919
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1918
?
Knight of Grace of St John of Jerusalem, 1933; American Legion of Merit (Commander); Czechoslovak Order of the White Lion, Cl. III; Commander Order of Orange Nassau with Swords
Education: Aberdeen University (MA 1900)
Served Indian Police, 1900-1936; Punjab Police, 1900-1903; seconded for service with Samana Rifles (Kohat Border Military Police), being successively Quartermaster and Adjutant, 1904-1908; Assistant to Deputy Inspector-General of Police, CID, Punjab, 1909-1910; Assistant Director of Criminal Intelligence, Government of India, 1911-1912; United Service Institution of India Gold Medal Essay, 1911; King's Police Medal, 1914; Additional Superintendent of Police, Delhi, 1912-1914; on special duty in Far East with Home Department, Government of India, 1915-1919; on Staff of Duke of Connaught, India, 1921; on Staff of Prince of Wales, India, 1921-1922; Senior Superintendent of Police, Lahore, 1923; Member of the Royal (Lee) Commission on the Public Services in India, 1923-1924; Director, Intelligence Bureau, Home Department, Government of India, 1924-1931; Member Public Service Commission, India, 1931-1932, Chairman 1932-1936. Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society and St John Ambulance Association, and Chief Commissioner for the Empire of India of St John Ambulance Brigade Overseas, 1932-1936; served under Colonial Office in Palestine, December 1937-January 1938.
03.05.1940


commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]



served Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) (posted to Cairo for 6 months 05.1940)
24.04.1941
-
1946
Director-General of the Security Service (MI5)
Peyton,
Guy Arthur Eliot
G.A.E. Peyton (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
21.10.1907
-
06.02.1958
2nd Lt. 01.09.1927
... ...
local Col. 14.08.1942-02.08.1943
... ...
Col. 01.01.1953
T/Brig. 01.02.1954-(02.1957)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.07.1941 ?
01.09.1932     commissioned, 15th/19th Hussars
... - ... ...
08.12.1938 - 02.12.1939 Chief Instructor, ...
03.12.1939 - 09.01.1940 ADC to General Officer Commanding Armoured Division, British Troops in Egypt
10.01.1940 - 13.03.1940 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (temporarily)
26.07.1940 - 11.05.1942 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 7th Armoured Division
12.05.1942 - 13.08.1942 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
14.08.1942 - 02.08.1943 Chief Instructor, Staff College, British Military Mission, Egypt
03.01.1944 - 24.08.1944 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (O), ...
11.03.1945 - 18.01.1946 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ... (Specially Employed)
... - ... ...
Phayer,
James Edward
J.E. Phayer
25.11.1906
Greenwich district, Greater London / Kent / London
-
(12?).1982

Salisbury district, Wiltshire
WO class II
?
Lt.
24.01.1940 [113961]
WS/Capt.
15.07.1943
T/Maj.
15.07.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Maj.
? (reld 28.11.1948)
Capt.
17.10.1949, seniority 15.07.1943
Maj.
13.12.1953 (reld 17.10.1959)
Hon. Lt.Col.
28.11.1948 & 17.10.1959
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM
01.06.1951
- [date of qualification 12.07.1943]
?
-
23.01.1940
served in the ranks, Royal Artillery
24.01.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 28.11.1948]
17.10.1949
-
17.10.1959 
short service commission, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
(1959)
-
17.10.1959
Second-in-Command, 6th (Vehicle) Battalion REME
Phayre,
Robert Desmond Hensley
R.D.H. Phayre
Married; children.
01.10.1915
-
18.03.2007

Exeter
2nd Lt.
29.08.1935
...
...
T/Maj.
01.11.1941-26.07.1942,
28.04.1942-12.08.1944,
13.09.1944-02.03.1946
...
...
Col.
14.06.1963 (retd 25.10.1970)
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
?
29.08.1935


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
19.08.1939
-
23.05.1940
SSO, Campbellpore, India
01.05.1941
-
19.07.1941
Staff Captain RA, Indian Infantry Division
20.07.1941
-
28.07.1941
Brigade Major RA, Indian Infantry Division
23.12.1941
-
26.07.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Burma Army
19.01.1943
-
06.07.1944
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (RA), General HQ, India
13.09.1944
-
05.12.1945
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Radar), War Office
...
-
...
...
Philips,
Herbert Francis Humphrey
H.F.H. Philips
From Bridlington.
Married ((12?).1940, Oakham district, Rutland) Dheidre Hornsby.
(09?).1908
Cheadle district, Staffordshire
-
died possibly in the early 1980s
2nd Lt. TA
18.04.1934 [62693]
Lt. TA
18.04.1937 (resigned commission 11.01.1939)
Lt.
31.05.1939
T/Capt.
25.02.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
24.02.1943
Capt.
01.01.1949
A/Maj.
24.11.1942-(04.1944)
T/Maj.
1944?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946 & 31.12.1958
Military Cross MC
29.03.1945
NW Europe *
Bronze Lion (The Netherlands) BL
18.07.1947
liberation of the Netherlands [by Dutch Royal Decree No. 29 of 24.04.46] **
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Education: Lancing College



late Cadet, Lancing College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
18.04.1934

11.01.1939 
commissioned, The Lanarkshire Yeomanry - Territorial Army (Lanark)
31.05.1939
-
31.12.1958
commissioned, Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class I) [age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized
1939
-
1940
Troop Leader, "A" Squadron, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards - Royal Armoured Corps (France & Belgium)
1944
-
1945
Officer Commanding, "A" Squadron, East Riding Yeomanry - Royal Armoured Corps (NW Europe)
* [Recommendation for the award of a Military Cross to Maj. H.F.H. Philips]. Major Philips has consistently and successfully fought his Squadron since D-Day. His reconnaissances before each battle have been of the highest order, without thought of his own safety, and have often led to the successful outcome of his tank battle. During every action he has shown great courage, resource and steadiness. On Monday, 1st August, 1944, near Lisieux, the enemy put in a counter-attack at an early hour of the morning, causing the Infantry to begin to retire. Major Philips reconnoitred the situation on foot, placed his troops at once, thereby restoring what might otherwise have been an ugly situation. Throughout the campaign his standard of leadership and personal courage have been of the highest order.
Signed by  Lt.Col. T.C. Williamson, DSO, Comd. E.Riding Yeo., RAC, 10 Nov 44; approved by H.D.G. Crerar, Gen, GOC-in-C, First Cdn Army  [Citation courtesy of Mr Alain Brogniez]
**  [
Recommendation for the award of the Dutch order of the Bronze Lion to Maj. H.F.H. Philips]. Major Philips commanded a Sq[uadro]n of 19 tanks in the liberation of S. Holland. His Sq[uadro]n led the attacks in the following engagements:- Schijndel and Boxtel Oct 23-Oct 24, 1944. 's Hertogenbosch Oct 25 - 28, Heusden Nov 4-Nov 5. It was in every battle starting at Zommeren and Heide on Nov 13 and 14 to the final clearance of the left bank of the Maas opposite Venlo and Roermond on 25 Nov. It was during the latter series of battles on 18 Nov that the infantry of 51 (H) Div [= 51st (Highland) Infantry Division] were held up at Heringen by mines, demolitions and heavy fire. Major Philips, who was up with the leading tanks led his Sq[uadro]n into the village. By the surprise and bold attack, thirty Germans were killed and much of their equipment destroyed. This bold action, typical of many others by Major Philips during the campaign put all the Germans on this part of the front to rout. Major Philips's fearless leadership throughout the whole campaign was an inspiration and example to all.
Signed by Maj. V.C. Ellison, MC, Major Commanding, East Riding Yeomanry; approved by RMP Carver, Brigadier, Comd 4 Armd Bde [Citation courtesy of Mr Alain Brogniez]
Phillips,
Arthur Frederick
A.F. Phillips
?
-
Pte. 12.05.1932 [6009966]
CSM 07.05.1941
2nd Lt. 30.10.1941 [217063]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 23.04.1946)
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 02.05.1947 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 02.05.1947 1st clasp
12.05.1932     enlisted service, 6th Battalion The Essex Regiment - Territorial Army
09.06.1941     Officer Cadet Training Unit, Shrivenham, Wiltshire
30.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
30.10.1941 - 22.02.1942 53rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Tadworth, Surrey)
24.02.1942 - 12.04.1942 9th Reserve Regiment RA (Retford)
14.04.1942     RA Depot, Woolwich
08.05.1942 - 22.07.1942 passage from Gurruck, Scotland to India aboard HMT Pasteur
22.07.1942     Reserve Regiment RA, Mhow, India
25.08.1942     No 3 Madrassi A.A.T.C., Deolalli, India
 29.08.1942     14th Battery, 3rd Indian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment IA
03.04.1943     transferred to Ceylon-Kurunegala
22.11.1944     GHQ British Base Reinforcement Camp, Trincomalee
29.11.1944     transferred, The Essex Regiment
25.11.1944 - 03.03.1945 1st Battalion The Inniskilling Fusiliers (Mirzapore)
05.03.1945 - 07.04.1945 52nd Infantry Brigade (Budni)
11.04.1945     2nd Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Kanchapara)
16.07.1945 - 16.08.1945 Special Duties - Provision of Transit Camp Staff - Madras (assumed duties of Adjutant of Fort George, Madras)
16.08.1945 - 14.09.1945 Waterproofing Centre, 105th Lines of Communications Area Madras
30.10.1945 - 16.11.1945 passage from Bombay to Southampton aboard HMS Winchester Castle
30.11.1945 - 30.11.1945 RA Depot, Woolwich
30.11.1945     No. 1 Infantry Holding Battalion (Colchester)
PHillips,
C S
C.S. Phillips
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. ?
... ...
Capt. (03.1945)
?     commissioned, ? [emergency commission?]
(03.1945)     HQ 23rd (Chindit) Infantry Brigade
Phillips,
Charles Norman
C.N. Phillips
?
-
?
Wt.Offr. cl. I ?
Lt. 23.02.1941 [175283]
T/Capt. 01.06.1941-17.08.1945
WS/Capt. 18.08.1945
T/Maj. 18.08.1945-(04.1946)
23.02.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Phillips,
Daphne Gordon
(Miss)
D.G. Phillips

Daughter of Maj.Gen. Sir Leslie and Lady Phillips.
Married 1st ... Chard.
Married 2nd ... Conway.
Married 3rd Maj. Peter Guy Egerton Hill of The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment.
?
-
30.01.2007

2nd Sub.
26.03.1943 [270392]
WS/Sub.
26.09.1943
T/J.Comd.
20.06.1945
Hon. Capt.
?
Capt.
09.06.1954
Maj.
? (reld 01.11.1965)
26.03.1943


commissioned, Auxiliary Territorial Service
09.06.1954
-
31.10.1965
commissioned, Women's Royal Army Corps - Territorial Army
01.11.1965
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Phillips,
[Richard] Ewart William Irving
"Dick"
E.W.I. Phillips
Son of Francis Irving Phillips (1889-), and Mary Ethel Aimee Crabtree (1889-).
Married ((12?).1945, Bournemouth district, Dorset) Jean Elizabeth Munsey (1924? - ); four children.
Also known as: Irving-Phillips, R.E.W.
21.08.1914
Dower House, Newbury, Berkshire
-
1975
2nd Lt. 18.10.1939 [102030]
WS/Lt. 18.04.1941
T/Capt. 17.04.1942-17.01.1944
WS/Capt. 18.01.1944 (reld 28.05.1952)
T/Maj. 18.01.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. 28.05.1952
18.10.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa, Eritrea and in India in the latter part of the war
Phillips,
Harold Chetwode
H.C. Phillips

Married (25.01.1939, Tanglan Garrison Church, Singapore) Valda Barclay Black (1915-), daughter of Maj. Robert Barclay Black, DSO (1876-1953), and Lady Marcia Valda Jocelyn (1891-1972).
17.09.1901
Kingston district, Surrey
-
2nd Lt. 13.07.1921 [26248]
Lt. 13.07.1923
Capt. 13.07.1934
Maj. 01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col. 27.04.1941-26.07.1941
T/Lt.Col. 27.07.1941-18.05.1942,
26.10.1942-02.10.1945
WS/Lt.Col. 03.10.1945
A/Col. 03.04.1945-02.10.1945
T/Col. 03.10.1945
Col. 30.10.1948, seniority 03.10.1948
A/Brig. 03.04.1945-02.10.1945
T/Brig. 03.10.1945-(01.1946)
Brig. 01.07.1952 (retd 11.09.1954)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.02.1945 NW Europe
Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.08.1946 Malaya & Singapore
Education: Staff College (psc).
13.07.1921     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
04.06.1938 - 30.09.1940 Brigade Major RA
(1942)     General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1) (Operations), Malaya Command
21.12.1942 - 18.08.1944 Commanding Officer, 151st (The Ayrshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (UK & NW Europe) (wounded)
1945? - 1945? Commander Royal Artillery, 5th Infantry Division
... - ... ...
Phillips,
Henry Brooking
H.B. Phillips
Married ((09?).1932, Kensington district, London) Theodora Eugenie Woolf (1904-), daughter of Henry Lumley Woolf, and Marie Elizabeth Reddall.
28.01.1908
Kingston district, Surrey
-
25.01.1996

Hove district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 18.02.1926 [34501]
Lt. 18.02.1929
Capt. 15.11.1931
Maj. 09.05.1938
T/Lt.Col. 03.11.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. ?
Capt. & Paym. 16.06.1952
Maj. & Paym. 30.01.1958 (reld 23.08.1966)
Hon. Lt.Col. 23.08.1966
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 19.08.1943 -
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 20.07.1954 1st clasp
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 20.07.1954 2nd clasp
18.02.1926     commissioned, 54th (East Anglian) Divisional Train, Royal Army Service Corps - Territotial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
16.06.1952 - 23.08.1966 commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [short service commission]
Phillips,
James Wilfred
J.W. Phillips

Married (post-war) Jun.Comd. Penelope Ellison Otto, ATS.
17.07.1907
Wandsworth, London, Surrey
-
1960

2nd Lt.
01.09.1927 [38745]
Lt.
01.09.1930
Capt.
15.08.1936
A/Maj.
22.09.1940-26.10.1940,
17.01.1941-13.03.1941
T/Maj.
14.03.1941-30.04.1941,
17.05.1941-21.02.1942
WS/Maj.
22.02.1942
Maj.
01.09.1944
A/Lt.Col.
22.11.1941-21.02.1942
T/Lt.Col.
22.02.1942-23.02.1942,
30.06.1945-(01.1946)
Lt.Col.
05.10.1950 (retd 04.12.1951)
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
01.09.1927


commissioned, 8th Hussars



regimental service
Phillips,
Ronald Marcel
R.M. Phillips (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
23.11.1912
-
04.1988
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932
... ...
T/Maj. 05.07.1942-27.01.1945
... ...
Lt.Col. 10.10.1953 (retd 18.04.1960)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.03.1944 ?
01.09.1932     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
... - ... ...
31.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Philpott,
Frederick James
F.J. Philpott
05.03.1915
-
(09?).1976
St Austell district, Cornwall
Gnr.
20.02.1941
Bdr.
?
Sgt.
?
2nd Lt.
04.10.1941 [205501]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
01.08.1942-19.10.1942,
05.03.1943-16.03.1943
T/Capt.
17.03.1943-31.12.1944
WS/Capt.
01.01.1945 (reld 11.06.1946)
A/Maj.
01.09.1944-29.12.1944
T/Maj.
30.12.1944-20.01.1945,
29.01.1945-11.06.1946
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches ? ? ?
20.02.1941
-
14.03.1941
served in the ranks, 2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
14.03.1941
-
04.10.1941
served in the ranks, 9th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
04.10.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
04.10.1941
-
11.11.1941
RAOC Officer Training School, Rushton Hall, Kettering
11.11.1941
-
03.12.1941
8th Armoured Division Workshops
03.12.1941
-
24.02.1942
Armoured Fighting Vehicle Repair & Recovery School
24.02.1942
-
19.10.1942
Command Workshop Aldershot
01.10.1942


transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
31.12.1942
-
29.01.1945
252nd Indian Armoured Brigade Workshop (31st Indian Armoured Division) with PAI-Force, from 10.11.1943 with Middle East Forces (Egypt and Syria)
29.01.1945
-
17.11.1945
252nd Indian Armoured Brigade HQ (31st Indian Armoured Division, from 10.1945 1st Indian Armoured Division) with Middle East Forces
08.02.1946
-
23.03.1946
252nd Indian Armoured Brigade HQ (1st Indian Armoured Division) with Middle East Forces
Phipps,
Leckonby John Alexander
L.J.A. Phipps (Photo courtesy of Stefan Katic) L.J.A. Phipps (Photo courtesy of Stefan Katic)
L.J.A. Phipps L.J.A. Phipps

Married ((06?).1983, Kensington and Chelsea district, Middlesex) Lady Evelyn Patricia Mary Scudamore-Stanhope.
12.03.1924
Wincanton district
-
02.06.2001

Moccas, Hereford, Herefordshire
2nd Lt. 25.06.1944 [323973]
WS/Lt. 25.12.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
25.06.1944     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1944) - (1945) 1st Royal Dragoons (liberated Bjerget, Helberskov, Denmark) (despatches)
Chartered surveyor; land agent.
Pierce,
John Henry
I.D.B. Pilkington
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Percival Richard Pierce (1882-1956), and Fanny Steedman (1885-1966).
Married (27.05.1950, Norton-in-Hales, Whitchurch district, Shropshire) Sylvia Cecilia Newman (1926 - ); one son, two daughters.
12.07.1912
West Bromwich district, Staffordshire

-
26.09.1990
Solihull South district, West Midlands
Cpl ? [41287952]
2nd Lt. 09.04.1941 [181504]
WS/Lt. (Ordnance Mechanical Engineer 4th class) 22.01.1942
WS/Lt. (Electrical Mechanical Engineer 4th class) 01.10.1942, seniority 22.01.1942 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 22.02.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.06.1994 - [posthumously]
WW2     served at Dunkirk, N Africa with the 5th Army & Italy, Salerno:
      enlisted service, The Cheshire Regiment
09.05.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Mechanical Maintenance Branch) [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Pigott,
Henry Clarke
H.C. Pigott
Married 1st ((06?).1939, North East Cheshire district, Cheshire) Ruth Goddard.
Married 2nd ((12?).1966, Surrey South Eastern district, Surrey) Mona J. Morriss.
20.04.1911
-
13.07.1980
Bramhall, Stockport, Greater Manchester
2nd Lt. 22.02.1941 [174251]
WS/Lt. 22.08.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 27.04.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
1940 - 1941 Sandhurst Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.02.1941     commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers [emergency commission]
Pike,
Godfrey Eben
G.E. Pike (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sheila Padden)

Son of Godfrey Pike of Gilwern, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.
Married (28.10.1939) Caroline Fox Hanbury (born 28.07.1921), daughter of Sir Cecil Hanbury and Effield Dorothy Cecil Symons-Jeune; two sons.
From Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, later London.
01.08.1915
Westbury district, Wiltshire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.08.1935 [66074]
Lt.
29.08.1938
A/Capt.
02.06.1940-01.09.1940
T/Capt.
02.09.1940-12.09.1941
WS/Capt.
13.09.1941
Capt.
29.08.1943
A/Maj.
13.06.1941-12.09.1941
T/Maj.
13.09.1941-22.10.1941,
12.03.1942-08.02.1944
WS/Maj.
09.02.1944
Maj.
29.08.1948 (retd 09.02.1949)
A/Lt.Col.
09.11.1943-08.02.1944
T/Lt.Col.
09.02.1944-04.06.1944,
02.06.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
09.02.1949
Distinguished Service Order DSO
10.05.1945
NW Europe [investiture 28.06.45]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
23.09.1943
North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia) [investiture 28.06.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
Italy
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
29.08.1935


commissioned, Grenadier Guards
(01.1937)
 
 
2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Egypt)
(01.1939)
 
 
2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Welllington Barracks)
25.01.1940
-
24.01.1941
Adjutant, ...
(1941/42?)


Brigade Major, 1st Guards Brigade
(1944)
-
(1945)
Officer Commanding, No. 2 Squadron, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (NW Europe) 
09.02.1949
-
01.08.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Pike,
Peter
P. Pike P. Pike
21.10.1918
-
07.1989
Norwich district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 22.06.1940 [134185]
WS/Lt. 22.12.1941 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 10.11.1944-(04.1946)
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
? - 22.06.1940 either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.06.1940     commissioned, Royal Norfolk Regiment [emergency commission]
22.10.1944 - 31.08.1945 served H Squadron, No. 2 GHQ Liaison Regiment (Phantom) in Italy (attached 1st British Armoured Division, then 10 Corps)
31.08.1945 - ? Staff, No. 2 District, Italy
Pile,
Sir Frederick Alfred;
2nd Baronet
F.A. Pile F.A. Pile
F.A. Pile F.A. Pile
F.A. Pile F.A. Pile
F.A. Pile F.A. Pile
F.A. Pile F.A. Pile
F.A. Pile F.A. Pile
F.A. Pile

Eldest son of Sir T. D. Pile, 1st Bt, and Caroline Maude (died 1948), daughter of John M. Nicholson, JP, Dublin.
Succeeded father, 1931.
Married 1st (1915) Vera Millicent (whom he divorced, 1929), daughter of Brig.Gen. Lloyd; two sons (Col. Frederick Devereux Pile, Royal Tank Regiment).
Married 2nd (1932) Hester (died 1949), only daughter of late George Phillimore, BCL, Shedfield, Hants.
Married 3rd (1951) Molly Eveline Louise Mary (late Chief Comdr, ATS), only daughter of late Ralph Smyth, Newtown, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, widow of Brigadier Francis Wyville Home.

14.09.1884
-
14.11.1976
Cottered, Hertfordshire
2nd Lt. 29.07.1904 [3052]
Lt. 29.07.1907
Capt. 30.10.1914
Maj. 26.08.1916
Bt. Lt.Col. 03.06.1919
Lt.Col. 06.06.1927
Col. 21.08.1928, seniority 03.06.1923
Maj.Gen. 11.02.1937
Lt.Gen. 28.07.1939, seniority 08.07.1938
Gen. 25.12.1941 (retd 26.11.1945)

GCB 1945 (KCB 1941; CB 1938); DSO 1918; MC; LLD (Hon.) Leeds 1946

29.07.1904     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
      served European War, 1914-1918 (despatches, DSO, MC); Assistant Director of Mechanisation, War Office, 1928-1932; Commander, Canal Brigade, Egypt, 1932-1936; Commander, 1st Anti-Aircraft Division TA, 1937-1939
28.07.1939 - 04.1945 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Anti-Aircraft Command
Director-General Ministry of Works, 1945; Colonel Commandant RA, 1945-1952; Chairman: Cementation Co. Ltd, 1961-1963 (Director, 1945-1961); Fothergill & Harvey Ltd, 1956-1964; Katherine Low Settlement, Battersea, 1951-1963; Chartered Nurses' Society; Management Committee, Herts Training School, 1950-1967 (Member 1958-).
Published
: Ack-ack : Britain's defence against air attack during the Second World War (1949).
Pile,
[Sir] Frederick Devereux;
3rd Baronet
F.D. Pile (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)

Son of Gen. Sir Frederick Alfred Pile, 2nd Bt, GCB, DSO, MC.
Succeeded father, 1976.
Married 1st (1940) Pamela Henstock (? - 1983), daughter of late Philip Henstock; two daughters.
Married 2nd (1984) Mrs Josephine Culverwell (née Cowper).
10.12.1915
-
01.11.2010
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935 [66190]
... ...
Capt. 29.08.1943
A/Maj. 03.03.1942-02.06.1942
T/Maj. 03.06.1942-20.11.1943,
28.12.1943-28.08.1944,
18.09.1944-28.08.1948
local Lt.Col. 17.12.1942-06.10.1943
... ...
Col. 01.02.1960 (retd 12.09.1963)
Military Cross MC 12.07.1945 NW Europe (Stadtlohn - Ahaus advance 30.03.45) [recommendation availalbe upon request]
Education: Weymouth; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
29.08.1935     commissioned, Royal Tank Corps (later Royal Tank Regiment) - Royal Armoured Corps
      served War of 1939-45, Egypt and NW Europe
11.02.1942 - 16.12.1942 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), School of Artillery (UK)
17.12.1942 - 27.12.1943 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley (UK)
28.12.1943 - 19.05.1944 RAC Eastern Command (UK)
20.05.1944 - 04.07.1944 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Plans), HQ 2nd British Army (UK & BLA)
05.07.1944 - 28.08.1944 Brigade Major, 8th Armoured Brigade (BLA)
(1945)     Squadron Commander, 1st Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (BLA) (MC)
1955 - 1956 commanded Leeds Rifles
1957 - 1960 Colonel GS, British Joint Services Mission, Washington, DC
1960 - 1962 Commander, RAC Driving and Maintenance School
Secretary, Royal Soldiers' Daughters' School, 1965-71.
Published
: Better than riches (1993).
Pilkington,
Iain David Bruce
I.D.B. Pilkington
Married ((06?).1941, Kensington district, London) Edna May Tongue, QAIMNSR.
1920
-
2nd Lt. 28.12.1940 [164216]
WS/Lt. 28.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
? - 28.12.1940 152nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Civil engineer. MICE.
Published
: Queen of the Trianon : the story of Marie Antoinette (1955); The King’s Pleasure: The Story of Louis XV (1957).
Pilling,
Douglas William
D.W. Pilling
Son (with one sister) of James Percival Pilling (1880-1963), and Emily Sharp (1879-1965).
Married ((06?).1947, Banbury district, Oxfordshire) Ruth E. Loveridge (23.07.1923 - 09.1989); ... children.
03.05.1916
Stockport, Cheshire
-
02.06.1984
Southend on Sea, Essex
2nd Lt. 07.08.1943 [291177]
WS/Lt. 07.02.1944
Lt. & Paym. 07.02.1945 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
? - 07.08.1943 Officer Training Unit (R.A.P.C.)
07.08.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [emergency commission]
 
Pine-Coffin,
Trenchard John
J.H. Pink

12.06.1921
Kashmir
-
08.2006

2nd Lt.
31.12.1939 [112831]
...
...
A/Maj.
18.02.1945-17.05.1945
T/Maj.
18.05.1945-14.05.1947,
09.12.1948-30.12.1952
Maj.
31.12.1952
Lt.Col.
20.02.1961 (retd 31.03.1968)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
16.08.1963
?
31.12.1939


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment



served King's African Rifles (Burma)



transferred, Parachute Regiment
Deputy Lieutenant (DL).
Pink,
James Henry
J.H. Pink
Husband of Marion Pink (née ...); one daughter.
08.09.1915
-
13.02.2007

2nd Lt.
30.01.1936
T/Maj.
13.08.1941-05.09.1941,
06.01.1942-13.07.1942,
21.01.1944-(01.1946)
Maj.
30.01.1949 (retd 10.12.1956)
Hon. Lt.Col.
10.12.1956
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
11.10.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
08.07.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
?
30.01.1936


commissioned, Royal Tank Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
...
-
...
...
Pio,
Oscar Alfred
O.A. Pio
Son of Amerigo Pio, and Dorothea Emelye De Pass (1890-1938).
Married (11.11.1943, Kensington district, London) Esmée Gioia Mackenzie Cooke; three daughters, four sons.
23.08.1914
Paddington district, London

-
19.12.1999
Milan, Italy
Cadet ? [2161895]
2nd Lt. 08.01.1944 [304601]
WS/Lt. 08.07.1944 (reld 11.10.1946)
T/Capt. 04.07.1945-(12.1946)
Hon. Capt. 11.10.1946
08.01.1944     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Managing Director, president of companies.
His daughter writes: "
I know that he was in North Africa in 1944/45 and after that he was in Italy selecting documents for the Foreign Office up till the end of 1946."
Pipe,
Kenneth Sydney
"Ken"

K.S. Pipe (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive) K.S. Pipe (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive)
Married ((03?).1944, Watford district, Hertfordshire) Bessie Smee.
04.12.1917
-
11.2001
Watford district, Hertfordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.01.1943 [258011]
WS/Lt. 02.07.1943
02.01.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(06.1944)     No. 1 Forward Observation Unit RA (Airborne)
Pirie,
John Sawyer

J.S. Pirie (Photo courtesy of Mr Greg Pirie)
Son of William Sawyer Pirie (1860-1939), and Julia Frances Pearce (1876-1960).
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Colin Sawyer Pirie, RNVR,
Married 1st ((09?).1938, Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey) Barbara Hauber, later Sister QAIMNSR (died 1944).
Married 2nd (21.05.1947, Hamburg, Germany) Sub. Williama Lillis Shaw Collemy, ATS (1922-2007); two sons.
21.06.1912
Esher, Kingston district, Surrey
-
19.01.2001
Auckland, New Zealand
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [164310]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942
A/Capt. (02.1943)
T/Capt. 21.04.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 23.01.1946 (reld 09.09.1947)
T/Maj. 23.01.1946-09.09.1947
Hon. Maj. 09.09.1947
Military Cross MC 08.04.1943 North Africa *
? - 21.12.1940 either 122nd or 123rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1943)     F Battery, 12th (Honourable Artillery Company) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
Literature: Lt.Gen. C.G.G. Nicholson, The Thala road : the story of F Battery 12th (HAC) Regiment RHA. In: The Royal Artillery commemoration book 1939-1945 (1950), p. 266-270.
* [Recommendation for the immediate award of the Military Cross to Capt. J.S. Pirie] Place: Thala. During the night of 22 February 1943. After our Forward Defence Lines had been overrun and disintegrated, 5 German tanks came on down the road and halted less than 100 yards from the Battery position: they had colected about 40 Prisoners of War and surrounded their tanks with them. Captain Pirie, having organised his guns to lay on the tanks as best they could in the dark, fired a verey light over the tanks so that the guns were able to lay on them accurately and fire. 2 of the 5 tanks were knocked out, the remaining 3 turned back and round to attack the guns. When another was knocked out, the other 2 turned back. Throughout the rest of the night when there were no Infantry in front Captain Pirie placed himself with the guns in the most exposed position and took charge of them himself. All this time German voices and tanks could be heard, and the whole valley was being swept by machine-gun and cannon fire. Throughout the next day, until he was wounded in the afternoon, Captain Pirie handled his guns as offensively as he could. His initiave, encouragement and leadership were an inspiration to all his men.
[Recommended by Lt.Col. John A.T. Barstow, Commanding 12th HAC Regiment RHA, approved 27.02.1943 by Brig. C.G.G. Nicholson, Commander Nickforce, and 07.03.1943 by Lt.Gen. K.A.N. Anderson, Commander-in-Chief First Army.]
Pitman,
Thomas Islay
"Tommy"
T.I. Pitman
Married (1948) Sheilah
Westropp, the daughter of Major-General Victor Westropp; four daughters.

11.02.1915
Edinbugh
-
26.03.2005
in hospital (of Harmby House, Harmby)
2nd Lt. SRO
08.11.1933
2nd Lt.
11.02.1936 [56972]
Lt.
11.02.1939
Capt.
11.02.1944
A/Maj.
05.10.1945-04.01.1946
T/Maj.
05.01.1946-10.02.1949
Maj.
11.02.1949 (retd 28.06.1957)
Military Cross MC
18.12.1936
Palestine 36
Mention in Despatches MID
21.02.1946
as POW
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
08.11.1933


commissioned into the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) - Royal Armoured Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
11.02.1936


commissioned into the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) - Royal Armoured Corps 
07.1940


dropped behind the Italian lines to carry out a hazardous reconnaissance of the Tobruk-Bardia road (captured)
26.07.1940
-
04.1945
POW; escaped 09.1943, re-captured; 05.1944 to Oflag VIB at Warburg
05.1945?
-
(04.1948)
Officer Commanding, C Squadron, 11th Hussars (Berlin)



Instructor, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
?
-
1953
took over Blenheim Company, which became Sovereign's Company, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
1953
-
1954
Officer Commanding, C Squadron, 11th Hussars (Malaya)

-
1957
Second-in-Command, 11th Hussars (Seremban)
28.06.1957
-
11.02.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Won the Southern Command and Army Championships at golf, 1934. Set up a malting business in North Yorkshire, 1958. He bred cattle and sheep and for many years enjoyed golf and shooting. For 10 years, he was chairman of the Northern Horse Show and raised substantial sums for paraplegic charities and for Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Pitt,
John William

J.W. Pitt
?
-
2nd Lt.
07.05.1943 [273894]
WS/Lt.
08.11.1943
WS/Capt.
21.01.1946
T/Maj.
21.01.1946-(04.1946) (reld 1946?)
Hon. Capt.
1946?
Capt. RARO
09.08.1958
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
18.02.1949
?
07.05.1943


commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]



1st Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment
09.08.1958


transferred to Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Intelligence Corps
Served the Allied Control Commission, Munster, 1947-1950. Later Intelligence Officer at Essen.
Pittendrigh,
Arthur
see: RNR officers' section  
Pitts,
Reginald George

R.G. Pitts
Son of ... Pitts, and ... Williams.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
10.06.1924
Exeter district, Devon
-
Cadet ? [14330647]
2nd Lt. 17.11.1944 [335172]
WS/Lt. 17.05.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 18.01.1946-(04.1947)
17.11.1944     commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
1944     6th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
1945     1st Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
Plant,
George Daniel

G.D. Plant
(03?).1921
Dudley district, Staffodshire / Worcestershire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.07.1942 [237581]
WS/Lt.
04.01.1943
04.07.1942
 
 
commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(05.1944)


Middle East Training Centre
Plant,
William James

W.J. Plant
Lived at Preston, Lancashire.
(03?).1888
Fylde, Lancashire
-
Pte.
? [2647]
2nd Lt.
? [26262]
A/Capt.
12.06.1917-24.04.1917
T/Capt.
25.04.1917.-25.03.1918
A/Capt.
25.03.1918, seniority 25.04.1917 (without pay or allowances)
T/Capt.
14.04.1921-24.07.1921 (reld 24.07.1921)
Prov. Maj.
27.09.1921
Maj.
21.10.1924, seniority 27.09.1921
Lt.Col.
31.07.1928
Bt. Col.
31.07.1932
Maj.
15.07.1940 (reverted to this rank at own request whilst employed)
Lt.Col.
29.04.1941 (reld 03.12.1945; restored to rank of Bt. Col.))
local Col.
03.02.1943-(04.1944)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
19.08.1943
?
?


commissioned, North Lancashire Regiment (later: The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)) - Special Reserve of Officers
12.06.1917
-
24.04.1917
Company Commander, North Lancashire Regiment
25.03.1918
-
05.1918
Officer Cadet Unit
?
-
?
3rd Battalion The Loyal Regiment
26.05.1921
-
24.07.1921
4th (Defence Force) Battalion The Loyal Regiment
31.07.1928
-
06.06.1935
Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion The Loyal Regiment
06.06.1935


Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (Class I) (15.11.1941 transferred to the regimental list of the Royal Artillery)
02.1941
-
15.11.1941
Commanding Officer, 7th Battalion The Loyal Regiment, reorganized as:
15.11.1941
-
summer1942
Commanding Officer, 92nd (Loyals) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
(04.1944)


specially employed
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County Palatine, Lancaster, 02.11.1935.
Platt,
Eugene William

E.W. Platt
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.05.1941 [187720] (reld 24.09.1942; ill-health) (deprived of his rank 06.04.1943)
17.05.1941
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Platt,
John Rowley Innes

J.W. Pitt
Married (1940) Isobel Fenwick; two sons.
17.06.1905
Wylam, Northumberland
-
16.10.2006
2nd Lt.
29.01.1925 [32105]
Lt.
29.01.1927
Capt.
01.05.1937
A/Maj.
12.04.1940-11.07.1940
T/Maj.
12.07.1940-25.05.1941,
29.05.1941-28.01.1942
Maj.
29.01.1942
A/Lt.Col.
01.03.1942-31.05.1942
T/Lt.Col.
01.06.1942-11.09.1944,
08.11.1944-(04.1946)
Lt.Col.
15.11.1948 (supernumerary 15.11.1951) (retd 27.06.1952)
A/Col.
16.10.1943-26.11.1943
T/Brig.
?
Hon. Brig.
27.06.1952
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.08.1944
crossing of the River Garigliano, Italy, 11.05.44
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
14.06.1969
HM's birthday 69: Secretary of the Wiltshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association
Mention in Despatches MID
16.09.1943
North Africa
Education: Wellington; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Quetta (1939; psc)
29.01.1925


commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's)



served with the 1st Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry (Egypt, Hong Kong, India):
12.11.1931
-
11.11.1934
Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry (Wellington)
(01.1937)


1st Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry (Poona, India)
01.04.1939
-
11.04.1940
Brigade Major, Army Gas School (Winterbourne)
(1940)


junior staff officer, I Corps (France)
1940
-
1942
Home service (UK):



Brigade Major, 5th Infantry Brigade (UK)
1942


staff officer, 1st Army (landing at Algiers, N Africa)



staff, 18th Army Group (Tunisia, Sicily)



Commandant, Army Gas School
(05.1944)


Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Somerset Light Infantry (Egypt, Italy [wounded])



War Office



staff, 2nd Army (Germany)



Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry



Brisith Army Staff, Washington



Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry (India)
1948
-
1949
instructional staff, School of Infantry
1950
-
1952
Commander, 130th Infantry Brigade (TA)
27.06.1952
-
25.03.1961
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Secretary of the Wiltshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association for 16 years. Deputy Lieutenant for Wiltshire, 1973.
Published: Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry 1907-1967 (1972); Three hundred years of foxhunting in South and West Wiltshire (1989)
Platt,
Sir William
W. Platt
1955 1955
W. Platt  
Son of late John Platt and Margaret Oudney Graham, 74 Whitehall Court, SW1.
Married (31.03.1921) Mollie Dendy Watney, younger daughter of late Dendy Watney; two sons.
14.06.1885
Brooklands, Cheshire
-
28.09.1975
London
2nd Lt.
16.08.1905 [9000]
Lt.
19.06.1909
T/Capt.
21.09.1914-31.10.1914
Capt.
01.11.1914
T/Maj.
22.11.1916-31.12.1916
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1917
Maj.
29.01.1924
T/Lt.Col.
10.07.1918-15.01.1920
Bt. Lt.Col.
30.01.1924
Lt.Col.
31.08.1930
Col.
22.01.1933, seniority 30.01.1927
T/Brig.
18.10.1934-17.10.1938
Maj.Gen.
11.11.1938, seniority 26.12.1937
A/Lt.Gen.
07.01.1941
Lt.Gen.
31.05.1941
Gen.
04.01.1943 (retd 17.04.1945;
Reserve of Officers up till 14.06.1947)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE 01.01.1943 New Year 43
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 30.05.1941 East Africa operations 41
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 08.06.1939 Sudan
Distinguished Service Order DSO 1908 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 14.08.1908 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 04.01.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 20.05.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 05.07.1919 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.04.1941 ?
NW Frontier of India 1908 Medal & Clasp; 1914 Star and Clasp; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Order of the Nile 1st class (Egypt) (1941; London Gazette 09.10.1942); Grand Cross, Star of Ethiopia (1944; London Gazette 01.03.1945); Commandeur, Légion d'Honneur (France) (1945)
Education: Marlborough College (1898-1902); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1904-1905); Staff College, Camberley (1919)
16.08.1905


commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (4th Battalion)
1908
-
1913
served NW Frontier, India (1st Battalion) (despatches, DSO)
1914
-
1918
served European War (France & Belgium, 27.08.1914-27.10.1914, 11.01.1916-22.12.1917, 25.03.1918-11.11.1918) (despatches, Bt Major, Bt Lt­Col on promotion to substantive rank of Major; wounded):
1914


platoon commander at the commencement
08.01.1915
-
21.11.1916
Brigade Major, 103rd Infantry Brigade (Home Forces & France)
22.11.1916
-
1917
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 21st Division (France)
1917
-
09.07.1918
General Staff Officer 2nd Grade (GSO2), 2nd Australian and New Zealand Corps & 22 Army Corps (France)
10.07.1918
-
15.01.1920
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 37th Division (France)
16.01.1920
-
1926
staff & regimental duties (Ireland, India, Egypt):
16.01.1920
-
12.02.1922
Brigade Major, 12th Infantry Brigade (Eastern Command) & Galway Brigade (Irish Command)
08.03.1924
-
11.04.1926
Brigade Major, ... (Egypt)
03.12.1927
-
30.08.1930
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), War Office
31.08.1930


transferred to The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's)
31.08.1930
-
21.01.1933
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (Plymouth)
22.01.1933
-
17.10.1934
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 3rd Division (Bulford) (Southern Command)
18.10.1934
-
17.10.1938
Commander, 7th Infantry Brigade (Tidworth) (Southern Command)
11.11.1938
-
04.10.1941
Major-General Commanding the Troops, The Sudan & Commandant Sudan Defence Force
05.12.1941
-
(04?).1945
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, East African Command
ADC to the King, 29.06.1937-10.11.1938. Colonel, The Wiltshire Regiment, 28.06.1942-01.11.1954.
Director, Messrs. Mather and Platt Ltd., Manchester, 24.02.1946-03.1957.
Published: East Africa: despatch on operations 1940 Nov.-1941 July, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, covering reports by Lieutenant-General Sir William Platt and Lieutenant General Sir Alan G. Cunningham (London Gazette, No. 37645); East Africa: despatch on operations 1941 July 12-1943 Jan. 8, by Lieutenant-General Sir William Platt, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, East Africa Command (London Gazette, No. 37655)
Plowman,
Owen Gordon

O.G. Plowman
Son of Owen Alfred John Plowman (1868-1951), and Elizabeth Flint.
Married Elizabeth Hunter.
11.05.1893
Lichfield district, Staffordshire
-
(03?).1981
Bournemouth, Dorset
Wt.Offr. I (SSM)
16.03.1927
Lt. (Asst.Paym.)
17.10.1934 [63700]
Capt. (Asst.Paym.)
17.10.1940
A/Maj. (Staff Paym. 2nd cl.)
17.08.1940-16.11.1940
T/Maj. (Staff Paym. 2nd cl.)
17.11.1940-(01.1946)
Maj. (Asst.Paym.)
01.07.1946
Lt.Col.
01.07.1950 (retd 05.08.1953)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 08.06.1950 HM's birthday 50 *
Mention in Despatches MID 09.09.1921 Iraq
Iraq Operations 1919-20 Medal & Clasp
11.05.1911


enlisted The Hampshire Regiment, being transferred to Army Pay Corps 27.11.1911 & served in the ranks for 12 years, 51 days



served as Warrant Officer Class 2 for 3 years, 258 days



served as Warrant Officer Class 1 for 7 years, 215 days
17.10.1934
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps
?
-
?

1949
-
1950
Staff Paymaster, Pay Branch, GHQ, Middle East Land Forces (Palestine & Egypt)
1950?


Regimental Paymaster, Household Cavalry & Foot Guards
* [Recommendation for the award of the MBE to Maj. & Asst.Paym. O.G. Plowman] He has been employed in dealing with matters of policy and individual cases covering all aspects of officers pay and allowances, with problems in connection with payment of bills, and recoveries from Foreign Governments in respect of Stores and Supplies, and in clearing up the Suspense Accounts and aftermath of Palestine. His ability and hard work have been outstanding; he never spares himself and his zeal is applied as much in the interest of the individual as in carrying out Regulations and Instructions. His practical, commonsense, yet sympathetic, approach to the many problems has been invaluable. This has been especially noticeable in connection with clearing up the aftermath of Palestine. He was in charge of the Command Services wing of the Army Pay Office in Palestine up to its evacuation, and, consequent on his organizing ability and foresight there have been no losses to the Public in connection with those accounts.
Over a period of 38 years service he has consistently maintained a very high standard of selfless devotion to duty and loyalty to his superiors and Corps. He has never spared himself and his cheerfulness, willingness to help others, and unstinting hard work are deserving of the highest praise and fully merit recognition. [Recommended by Brig. E.T.C. Smith, DPIC, GHQ Middle East Land Forces]
Plowman,
Piers [Alan]

P. Plowman
Son of Owen Alfred John Plowman (1868-1951), and Elizabeth Flint.
Married ((03?).1925, Lewisham district, London) Helen Bowles.
27.02.1895
Lichfield district, Staffordshire
-
(03?).1950
York district, East Riding of Yorkshire
(died whilst attending a conference in York)
Lt. (Asst.Paym.)
06.05.1937 [71860]
WS/Capt.
09.04.1941
WS/Capt. (Asst.Paym.)
01.11.1942
Capt.
06.05.1943
A/Maj. (Staff Paym. 2nd cl.)
09.01.1941-08.04.1941
T/Maj. (Staff Paym. 2nd cl.)
09.04.1941-(01.1946)
Maj.
01.07.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41: for services in the War Office
Mention in Despatches MID
23.07.1937
Palestine
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
02.1913


enlisted Grenadier Guards, being transferred to Army Pay Corps 1913 & served in the ranks for 10 years, 124 days



served as Warrant Officer Class 2 for 7 years, 219 days



served as Warrant Officer Class 1 for 6 years, 90 days
06.05.1937
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps
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member, War Office Inspection Team
1949


Regimental Paymaster, Nottingham
       
 
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