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1939-1945

 

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E.I. Pocock   to   J.L. Pyke
Pocock,
Eric Innes
E.I. Pocock (Photo courtesy of Mrs Celia Coleman)
Youngest of four children of Col.
Herbert Innes Pocock, CMG (1861-
1947), medical officer, and Edith
Shepard Platts (1871-1949).
Brother of Lt.Col. Nicholas Estlin
Innes Pocock.
Married Irene Carbis; two sons, one
daughter.
20.05.1912
Murree, British India
-
12.12.1974
Gwelo, Rhodesia
2nd Lt.
28.06.1930 [47120]
Lt.
28.06.1933 (struck of unit strength 17.09.1946) (reld 31.12.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Pacific Star Pac St
-
-
Education: Newton College, Newton Abbot (member of Bisley Team 1928-1929; played rugby football (1927-1929);
Officer Training Corps 1926-1929); Camborne School of Mines.



late Cadet, Newton College Contingent, Junior Division, Offier Training Corps

28.06.1930


commissioned, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
28.06.1930
-
30.09.1932
165th Heavy Battery, Cornwall Heavy Brigade RA (TA) (Redruth)
01.10.1932
-
08.01.1935
165th (Cornwall) Battery, 56th (Cornwall) Anti-Aircraft Brigade (TA) (Redruth)
16.09.1933
-
30.09.1933
attached 1st Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA (under paragraph 447.2a regulations & obtained a satisfactory report) 
09.01.1935
-
21.12.1962
transferred, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized TA (but not actively called up?)
29.12.1941
-
15.02.1942
posted to Coast Artillery, Malaya (captured)
15.02.1942
-
1945
prisoner of war in Japanese captivity (worked on Burma railway) [on 20.09.1945 casualty list reported as "now not POW"; disembarked 06.01.1946 in the UK]
15.01.1946


Depot, Royal Artillery
Pocock,
Nicholas Estlin Innes
N.E.I. Pocock (Photo courtesy of Mrs Celia Coleman)
Third of four children of Col. Herbert Innes Pocock, CMG (1861-1947), medical officer, and Edith Shepard Platts (1871-1949).
Brother of Lt. Eric Innes Pocock.
Married 1st ((09?).1937, Paddington district, London) Wynne Agnes Baird; one son.
Married 2nd (20.03.1946, Calcutta, India) Eileen Patricia Bonner (10.08.1920-1996); one son.
03.05.1908
Farnham district, Hampshire
-
08.1995
Dacorum district, Hertfordshire
2nd Lt. 02.02.1928 [39191]
Lt. 02.02.1931
Capt. 01.08.1938
A/Maj. 30.10.1940-29.01.1941
T/Maj. 30.01.1941-15.04.1942
WS/Maj. 16.04.1942
Maj. 02.02.1945 (retd 05.07.1949)
A/Lt.Col. 16.01.1942-15.04.1942
T/Lt.Col. 16.04.1942-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 05.07.1949
02.02.1928     commissioned, Corps of Royal Signals
... - ... ....
Pocock,
Richard Sladen

R.S. Pocock
Only son (with one sister) of Capt. Herbert Cheyney Pocock, OBE, RN (1869-1966), and Isabel Katherine Sladen (1871-1955), of Bognor Regis.
Married (17.02.1940, Warwick, Warwickshire) Mollie Allen [Mrs Charles D.W. Allen] (née Davis) (13.07.1914 - 13.07.1977), only daughter (with one brother) of Arthur Bertram Davis (1885-1957), and Gertrude Pickering (1884-1947), of Moseley, Birmingham; three sons.
22.05.1911
Westhampnett district, Sussex
-
10.03.1964
Tunbridge Wells, Kent (formerly of Goring-on-Sea)
2nd Lt. 29.01.1931 [49932]
Lt. 29.01.1934
Capt. 29.01.1939
A/Maj. 21.07.1940-20.10.1940
T/Maj. 21.10.1940-03.05.1942,
06.05.1942-05.09.1945
WS/Maj. 06.09.1945
Maj. 01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col. 06.06.1945-05.09.1945
T/Lt.Col. 06.09.1945-28.03.1947,
01.05.1947-19.08.1951,
26.09.1951-23.07.1953
Lt.Col. (Empl. List (1)) 24.07.1953 (supernumerary 24.07.1956)
T/Col. 06.05.1954-02.07.1955
Col. 18.03.1958 (retd 08.02.1960)
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
General Service Medal GenSM - & clasp SE Asia 45-46
Mention in Despatches MID 26.06.1947 Netherlands East Indies (prior to 30.11.46)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc).
29.01.1931     commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
(06.1933)     1st Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Egypt (for Poona))
(09.1935) - (01.1937) 1st Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Poona) (qualified as Instructor at the Army Signal School in Poona 12.1935)
(01.1938)     1st Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Fyzabad)
(01.1939)     2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Aldershot)
02.12.1943 - 04.02.1945 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), General HQ, Allied Land Forces South East Asia
11.02.1945 - 05.06.1945 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG), HQ 25th Indian Division
06.06.1945 - 17.02.1946 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), ...
18.02.1946 - 24.09.1946 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), 26th Indian Division
27.03.1947 - 07.11.1948 Assistant Adjutant General (AAG), War Office
08.11.1948 - 11.09.1949 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), Western Europe Commander-in-Chief's Committee
12.09.1949 - 20.07.1950 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
08.11.1950 - 09.06.1951 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Plans), General HQ Middle East Land Forces
26.09.1951 - 15.04.1954 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), HQ East Anglian District
06.05.1954 - 22.04.1955 Colonel General Staff, S.D.-Command, General HQ Enclave Middle East Land Forces
12.01.1956 - (02.1957) General Staff Officer (GSO), S.D., HQ Southern Command
Poett,
[Sir] Joseph Howard Nigel
J.H.N. Poett J.H.N. Poett
J.H.N. Poett J.H.N. Poett
J.H.N. Poett J.H.N. Poett
J.H.N. Poett J.H.N. Poett
J.H.N. Poett J.H.N. Poett
J.H.N. Poett
Son of late Maj.Gen. Joseph Howard Poett, CB, CMG, CBE, and Julia Baldwin, daughter of Edward Thompson Caswell, USA.
Married (26.05.1937, Wellington, NZ) Julia *, daughter of Edward Jasper Herrick, Hawkes Bay, NZ; two sons, one daughter.

* sister of:
F/O B.H. Herrick, RAF 
P/O D.T. Herrick, RNZAF
Sq.Ldr. M.J. Herrick, RAF
Cdr. L.E. Herrick, RN
Capt. T.D. Herrick, RN

20.08.1907
Winterbourne St Martin, near Dorchester, Dorset
-
29.10.1991
Great Durnford, Salisbury, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
01.09.1927 [38346]
Lt.
01.09.1930
Capt.
30.06.1937
A/Maj.
25.11.1939-24.02.1940
T/Maj.
25.02.1940-01.07.1940,
05.07.1940-16.06.1941
WS/Maj.
17.06.1941
Maj.
01.09.1944
A/Lt.Col.
17.03.1941-16.06.1941
T/Lt.Col.
17.06.1941-30.04.1942,
22.07.1942-04.01.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
05.01.1944
Lt.Col.
25.03.1949
A/Col.
05.07.1943-04.01.1944
T/Col.
05.01.1944-30.12.1949
Col.
31.12.1949
A/Brig.
05.07.1943-04.01.1944
T/Brig.
05.01.1944-23.07.1950
T/Maj.Gen.
24.07.1950-13.05.1951
Maj.Gen.
14.05.1951
T/Lt.Gen.
01.11.1958-27.11.1958
Lt.Gen.
28.11.1958, seniority 01.11.1958
Gen.
28.08.1962 (retd 05.08.1963)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 13.06.1959 HM's birthday 59
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1952 New Year 52
Distinguished Service Order DSO 29.03.1945 NW Europe
Distinguished Service Order DSO 21.06.1945 NW Europe
Silver Star Medal (USA) SSM 20.06.1944 NW Europe
NW Frontier of India 1930-31 Medal & Clasp.
Education: Downside; RMC Sandhurst; idc (1948), psc.
01.09.1927


commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry
1930
-
1931
operations, NW Frontier
(03.1931)


2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (Lebong)
(06.1933)


2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (Barrackpore and Lebong)
01.10.1934
-
30.09.1937
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (01.1937 location Bombay, for Sudan)
(01.1939)


2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (Woking, Surrey)
23.10.1939
-
24.11.1939
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
25.11.1939
-
01.07.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
05.07.1940
-
16.03.1941
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 2nd Infantry Division
17.03.1941
-
30.04.1942
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
1942
-
05.1943
Commanding Officer, 11th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
05.07.1943
-
24.02.1946
Commander, 5th Parachute Brigade (NW Europe & Far East)
04.04.1946
-
11.01.1948
Director of Plans, War Office
03.12.1948
-
13.04.1949
specially employed
25.04.1949
-
13.06.1950
Deputy Commander, British Military Mission, Greece
24.07.1950
-
06.04.1952
Chief of Staff, Far East Land Forces
02.05.1952
-
31.03.1954
General Officer Commanding, 3rd Infantry Division, Middle East Land Forces
03.06.1954
-
30.11.1956
Director of Military Operations, War Office
01.01.1957
-
11.09.1958
Commandant, Staff College, Camberley
01.11.1958
-
01.05.1961
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command
1961
-
10.04.1963
Commander-in-Chief, Far East Land Forces
Colonel, The Durham Light Infantry, 01.07.1956-1965. Director, British Productivity Council, 1966-71.
Published: Pure Poett (1991; autobiography).
Polglase,
Edward Basil Julyan
"Ted" / "Polly"
E.B.J. Polglase

Son (with three sisters and three brothers) of George Francis Julyan Polglase (1868-1946), and Lavinia Susan Cottrill Downing (1879-1954), of Perran-ar-worthal, Truro, Cornwall.
Brother of Maj. George Anthony Polglase, Royal Signals, and W/Cdr. Patrick Julyan Polglase, RAF.
Married (14.12.1950, Beirut, Lebanon) Beth Anne Featherstone (14.10.1914 - 01.1994), daughter (with two sisters and three brothers) of Alfred George Featherstone (1877-1944), and Annie Louise Buzzo (1880-1944); two daughters.
17.08.1905
Falmouth, Cornwall
-
13.11.1976
nursing home, Hove district, East Sussex (formerly of Eagles, Rottingdean)
2nd Lt. 26.10.1941
WS/Lt. 04.04.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Capt. 04.04.1942-(08.1946)
A/Maj. ? ?
Education: St Peter's College, Radley (1920.3-1924.2).
26.10.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      served with Burma Rifles
Manager, Steel Brothers & Co., Chesterfield House, London EC3.
Polglase,
George Anthony
"Tony"
G.A. Polglase (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Polglase)
Son (with three sisters and three brothers) of George Francis Julyan Polglase (1868-1946), and Lavinia Susan Cottrill Downing (1879-1954), of Perran-ar-worthal, Truro, Cornwall.
Brother of W/Cdr. Patrick Julyan Polglase, RAF.
Married ((12?).1960, Truro district, Cornwall) Meriel Ricardo; two sons.
23.05.1918
Falmouth district, Cornwall
-
12.1996
Westminster district, London
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.03.1941 [179686]
WS/Lt. 05.09.1942
T/Capt. 20.03.1944-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ?
Capt. 14.02.1950, seniority 08.03.1947
A/Maj. 14.02.1950-22.05.1952
Maj. 23.05.1952, seniority 14.02.1950
      Officer Cadet Training Unit
05.03.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      served in Iraq, Syria, Italy and NW Europe
14.02.1950     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army
25.11.1952     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Pollock,
Alexander
"Alec"
A. Pollock
Son of David Pollock and Jeannie McKinney ?
Married May ...; seven daughters, two sons ?
12.02.1917 ?
Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland ?
-
08.09.2009 ?
Langley, British Columbia, Canada ?
Lt. 09.04.1943 [270022]
WS/Capt. 09.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Qualified as veterinarian 17.12.1942, Dublin.
09.04.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Veterinary Corps [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
Pollock,
James

J. Pollock (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Houghton)
Son of Alexander Pollock, and Jemima Fraser Paul, of Glasgow.
Husband of Agnes Elizabeth Pollock, of Glasgow.
1913 ?
-
22.01.1945
(KIA) [age 32]
[Sittard War Cemetery, the Netherlands, C.3]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.05.1943 [277540]
WS/Lt. 22.11.1943
22.05.1943     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) [emergency commission]
(10.1944) - 22.01.1945 5th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (embarked with the Battalion for NW Europe on 15.10.1944; wounded in action on South Beveland, the Netherlands 27.10.1944; killed in action in Operation Blackcock during the capture of Laffeld in the Roer Triangle)
Pollock,
Robert William Mackey
R.W.M. Pollock (Photo courtesy of Mr Ronald Gamble)
Married ((06?).1948, Bromley district, Kent) Mary M.D. Perkins.
?
-
2nd Lt.
01.04.1939 [89763]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941 (reld < 04.1944; invalided?)
A/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
02.07.1949
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD
17.04.1973
-
01.04.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
24.08.1939


mobilized
?
-
?
X Troop, 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (SR)
?
-
02.07.1949
Supplementary Reserve of Officers
Pond,
Hubert Charles
"Hugh"
H.C. Pond H.C. Pond
Son of ... Pond, and ... Buck.

(03?).1923
Brentford district, Middlesex

-
06.2014 still alive
2nd Lt. 05.12.1942 [255225]
WS/Lt. 05.06.1943
A/Capt. ?
Lt. 30.01.1946, seniority 22.08.1945
T/Capt. 09.10.1945-(04.1946)
Lt. 21.05.1951, seniority 02.06.1945
Capt. 15.08.1952
T/Maj. ?
Military Cross MC 19.10.1944 NW Europe: attack on Merville Battery, Salanelles 06.44 [recommendation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 08.12.1953 Korea 01-06.53
05.12.1942     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
20.05.1943     transferred, The Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
1943 - 1946 9th Parachute Battalion
[UK 1943-1944, NW Europe 1944-1945 (Platoon Commander, A Company during the capture of the Merville battery), Palestine 1945-1946]
30.01.1946 - 20.05.1951 permanent commission, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
21.05.1951 - 20.05.1959 short service commission, The Middlesex Regiment
21.05.1959 - 01.07.1959 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Ponsonby,
[Sir] Ashley Charles Gibbs;
2nd Bt., cr. 1956
A.C.G. Ponsonby A.C.G. Ponsonby
Only son of Col.Sir Charles Edward Ponsonby, 1st Bt, TD, and Hon. Winifred (died 1984), daughter of 1st Baron Hunsdon.
Succeeded father, 1976.
Married (1950) Lady Martha Butler, younger daughter of 6th Marquess of Ormonde, CVO, MC; four sons.

21.02.1921
-
15.06.2010
Oxfordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.09.1941 [207666]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. 20.08.1944-19.11.1944
T/Capt. 20.11.1944-(08.1946)
Hon. Capt. 01.01.1949
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO 1993 -
Military Cross MC 13.12.1945 Italy
Education: Eton; Balliol College, Oxford.
      commissioned, Coldstream Guards
19.04.1942 - 20.12.1942 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards
21.12.1942 - 19.02.1944 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards (North Africa & Italy; wounded)
1945 - 1946 on staff Bermuda Garrison
01.01.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Director, J. Henry Schroder, Wagg & Co. Ltd, 1962-1980; Lord­Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, 1980-1996. A Church Commissioner, 1963-1980; Member, Council of Duchy of Lancaster, 1977-1992. DL Oxon, 1974-1980. DArts Oxford Brookes, 1995; Hon. MA Oxon, 1996.
Pool,
Edward Gordon

E.G. Pool
Son of ... Pool, and ... Burrows.
Married Dame Elisabeth Jane Frink (1930-1993), sculptress (marriage dissolved 1974).
(03?).1923
St Marylebone district, Greater London / London
-
2nd Lt.
02.01.1943 [288331]
WS/Lt.
02.07.1943 (reld 31.03.1953)
Trooper TA
31.03.1953 [22834584]
Lt. TA
22.01.1954, seniority 24.04.1944 [288331]
Hon. Capt.
16.06.1955
Military Cross MC
31.08.1944
Normandy 06.44 *
* Lieutenant Pool's platoon was required to hold an outpost on the western bridgehead held by the airborne troops over the Caen Canal at Benouville. He held this outpost for 21 hours on 6th June 44, during which time he was almost continuously attacked by superior forces. Lieutenant Pool's personal example, cheerfulness and bravery were an inspiration to all who served under him. In addition he led numerous offensive patrols which played a material part in the successful action of his battalion.



served in the ranks, The Middlesex Regiment
02.01.1943
 
 
commissioned, Royal Irish Fusiliers [emergency commission]
1943?
 
 
transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
?
-
06.1944
No.5 Platoon, "B" Company, 7th Parachute Battalion (Normandy; wounded)
22.01.1954
-
16.06.1955
commissioned, Special Air Service Regiment - Territorial Army
16.06.1955
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Pope *,
Charles Denniss Tobin
C.D.T. Pope

* from c. 1950 known as C.D.T. Wynn-Pope
Married ((09?).1931, Ringwood district, Hampshire) ... Darling.
02.08.1904
-
(06?).1981
Lambeth district, Greater London
2nd Lt.
03.09.1925 [33359]
Lt.
03.09.1927
Capt.
20.04.1937
A/Maj.
05.09.1940-04.12.1940
T/Maj.
05.12.1940-02.09.1942
Maj.
03.09.1942
A/Lt.Col.
21.07.1942-20.10.1942
T/Lt.Col.
21.10.1942-18.08.1943,
23.08.1944-02.01.1949
Lt.Col.
03.01.1949 (supernumerary 03.01.1952)
local  Col.
10.01.1950-09.07.1951
T/Col.
?
Col.
04.07.1952
local Brig.
11.06.1952-09.01.1956
T/Brig.
25.03.1956-19.06.1956
Brig.
20.06.1956 (retd 01.02.1958)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1952 New Year 52
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 ?
Chevalier, Order of Leopoled II with Palm (Belgium) LeoII 25.09.1947 ?
Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium) CdeG 25.09.1947 ?
03.09.1925


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.1936
 
 
qualified as interpreter 1st class in Russian
01.04.1936
-
28.02.1939
Adjutant, ...
...
-
...
Commanding Officer, 143rd Field Regiment RA (Kent Yeomanry)
25.03.1946
-
30.09.1946
General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1)
01.10.1946
-
10.06.1948
Staff Officer, grade 1 (SO1)
05.03.1949
-
09.01.1950
Assistant Military Attaché (GSO1), Moscow
10.01.195
-
09.07.1951
Military Attaché (GSO1)
04.07.1952
-
09.01.1956
Military Attaché, Buenos Aires
25.03.1956
-
(02.1957)
Head (Brigadier) BRIXMIS Berlin
01.02.1958
-
02.08.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Company director & finance broker.
Pope,
Philip William Gladstone
P.W.G. Pope
Son of ... Pope, and ... Roissier.
Married; at least one daughter.
25.04.1913
Exeter district, Devon
-
07.2002
Warminster district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
02.02.1933 [58002]
Lt.
02.02.1936
A/Capt.
07.10.1939-06.01.1940
T/Capt.
07.01.1940-04.03.1940,
20.11.1940-01.02.1941
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
11.11.1941-10.02.1942
T/Maj.
11.02.1942-09.02.1944,
05.03.1944-30.06.1945
Maj.
01.07.1946
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1952
local Lt.Col.
14.12.1944-24.11.1946
A/Lt.Col.
16.09.1947-31.10.1947
T/Lt.Col.
01.11.1947-05.12.1948,
19.03.1951-31.03.1954
Lt.Col.
01.04.1954
Col.
12.12.1956, seniority 07.04.1956 (supernumerary 12.12.1962)
T/Brig.
03.12.1958-31.12.1960
Brig.
01.01.1961 (retd 25.04.1968)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.04.1942 Middle East (Egypt / Libya)
Military Cross MC 21.10.1941 Middle East (Syria / Iraq / Iran)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.04.1942 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 24.05.1966 ?
Education: jssc; psc; psc(a).
02.02.1933


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
23.01.1940
-
19.11.1940
instructor, Signals School, Middle East
15.09.1942
-
03.09.1943
chief instructor, School of Artillery, Middle East
05.03.1944
-
13.12.1944
Brigade Major, ...
14.12.1944
-
24.11.1946
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College
16.09.1947
-
27.10.1948
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
19.03.1951
-
27.03.1954
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), ... Infantry Division
07.1954
-
10.1956
Commanding Officer, 2nd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
12.12.1956
-
06.11.1958
Colonel General Staff, RAF Staff College
03.12.1958
-
29.11.1961
Commander, ... Infantry Brigade (British Army of the Rhine)
24.01.1962
-
19.11.1964
Commandant, Mons OCS
02.04.1964
-
(02.1967)
also: Army ADC to the Queen
13.12.1964
-
03.12.1966
Corps Commander Royal Artillery (CCRA), HQ (British) Corps
12.01.1967
-
1968
Commander, Woolwich Garrison & Depot, Royal Artillery
Porter,
Brian Stewart

B.S. Porter
?
-
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
24.06.1939
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
05.06.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
13.01.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946



late Cadet, Hurstpierpoint College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.06.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"D" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
Pott,
Richard Holliday

R.H. Pott
Younger son (with one sister and one brother) of William John Hallings Pott (1874-1924), and Emily Elsie Andrews (1873-1946), of Seaford.
Married (05.08.1939, St Columba's Church, Pont Street, Chelsea district, London) Catherine Sylvia Mary Shaw (27.02.1918 - 02.1994), youngest daughter of W.T. Shaw, MP for Angus, and Mrs Shaw, of Killiecrankie & London; ... children (one son?).
02.1910
Streatham, Wandsworth district, London
-
06.02.1968

Soberton, Droxford district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 23.09.1935 [65976]
Lt. 25.07.1939
A/Capt. 01.01.1941-(01.1942)
WS/Capt. 01.02.1942
Maj. 1941
T/Maj. 01.02.1942-14.04.1945
WS/Maj. 15.04.1945 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
A/Lt.Col. 1944?
T/Lt.Col. 15.04.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46: employed in a Department of the Foreign Office
Mention in Despatches MID 02.08.1945 NW Europe
Education: Tonbridge School (Parkside House, 1924.3-1929; School Praeses 1929); St John's College, Cambridge (2nd cl. Natural Sciences Tripos (Part I), 933; BA 1933, MA 1937).
Assistant master, Bradfield College, 1934-1936. Assistant master (tutor biology), Stowe School, 1936.3-1940.2.
      late Cadet C.S.M., Tonbridge School Contingent, Junior Division, Officers Training Corps
23.09.1935     commissioned, Officers Training Corps - Territorial Army (for service with Bradfield College Contingent, Junior Division)
?     transferred, Stowe School Contingent, Junior Division, Officers Training Corps
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
25.07.1940     transferred, Corps of Royal Signals - Territorial Army
1940 - 1943 served UK (Adjutant 01.01.1941-(01.1942))
1943 - 1944 served Middle East Forces
1944 - 1945 served British Liberation Army (NW Europe) (despatches)
? - 23.07.1960 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Member of Stock Exchange since 1945.
Potter,
Victor Cecil James

V.C.J. Potter
Son of ... Potter, and ... Saunders.
Married 1st ((09?).1939, Ipswich district, Suffolk) Melba M. Eliaerts.
Married 2nd ((06?).1946, Swansea district, Glamorgan) Fay C. Phillips.
23.08.1915
Headington district, Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
-
25.04.1982
Bewdley, Kidderminster district, Hereford and Worcester
Gnr. ? [2576254]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [164175]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 distinguished services in connection with operations in the field 03-06.40
? - 21.12.1940 either 122nd or 123rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Stationer.
Powell,
Atherton George ffolliott

A.G. ff Powell
Son of Lt.Col. Richmond ffolliott Powell (1880-?), and Alice Katherine Beatrix Shedden.
Brother of Gp.Capt. George [Shedden] ffolliott Powell-Shedden, RAF.
Married Jaqueline Miranda Mary Grant (died 11.02.2006).
22.08.1912
Sheffield district, Yorkshire
-
(12?).1981
Kensington & Chelsea district, London
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [53714]
Lt. 07.09.1935 (resigned 30.04.1938)
Lt. 02.09.1937, seniority 04.01.1937
A/Capt. 12.11.1939-11.02.1940
T/Capt. 12.02.1940-11.05.1941
WS/Capt. 12.05.1941
A/Maj. 12.02.1941-11.05.1941
T/Maj. 12.05.1941-30.11.1942
WS/Maj. 01.12.1942
A/Lt.Col. 01.09.1942-30.11.1942
T/Lt.Col. 01.12.1942-24.11.1943,
21.05.1945-29.08.1950
Lt. 28.09.1946, seniority 01.08.1938
Capt. 28.09.1946, seniority 27.11.1941
Maj. 27.12.1946
T/Lt.Col. 10.03.1951-07.01.1956
Lt.Col. (Employed List 1) 08.01.1956 (retd 25.12.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 ?
Education: jssc, psc.
01.09.1932     commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers
(06.1933)     1st Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Tidworth)
(01.1937)     1st Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Woking)
02.09.1939 - 27.09.1946 Reserve of Officers
12.02.1941 - 11.03.1942 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, Oxford
20.07.1942 - 31.08.1942 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, War Office
01.09.1942 - 09.07.1943 Assistant Quartermaster-General, 1st Army
12.01.1945 - 17.05.1945 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, Middle East MC Pool
18.05.1945 - 29.11.1945 Assistant Quartermaster-General, Middle East Forces
30.11.1945 - 20.5.1946 Assistant Quartermaster-General, General HQ
09.06.1946 - 31.12.1947 Assistant Quartermaster-General, Australia
01.04.1948 - 31.12.1950 Assistant Quartermaster-General, Eastern Command
18.12.1952 - 03.10.1955 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), 16th Airborne Division
11.10.1955 - (02.1957) General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1) & Deputy Senior Army Liaison Officer (UKLS(A)), Canada
Powell,
Henry William Russell

H.W.R. Powell
12.09.1912 ?
-
1971 ?
Cadet ? [2569752]
2nd Lt. 23.10.1943 [307839]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 09.11.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 09.11.1945-(04.1946)
23.10.1943     commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, 77 Section, 247 Provost Company, Corps of Military Police (participated in Operation Market, possibly at Nijmegen)
Powell,
[Rt.Hon.] John Enoch
J.E. Powell J.E. Powell
J.E. Powell J.E. Powell
J.E. Powell J.E. Powell
Son of Albert Enoch Powell, and Ellen Mary Breese.
Married (1952) Margaret Pamela, daughter of Lt.Col. L.E. Wilson, IA; two daughters.
Residence: (1943) Seaford.

16.06.1912
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
08.02.1998
Westminster, London
Pte. 1939
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 18.05.1940 [130411]
WS/Lt. 13.10.1940
T/Capt. 13.10.1940-(04.1941)
A/Maj. 1941
T/Maj. 1942?
WS/Maj. 02.12.1942
A/Lt.Col. ...-01.12.1942
T/Lt.Col. 02.12.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Lt.Col. 03.05.1945
T/Col 03.05.1945-(04.1946)
T/Brig. 03.05.1945-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 18.02.1943 Middle East 05-10.42
Education: King Edwards, Birmingham; Trinity College, Cambridge (Craven Scholar, 1931; First Chancellor's Classical Medallist; Porson Prizeman; Browne Medallist, 1932; BA; Craven Travelling Student, 1933; MA 1937)
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1934-1938; Professor of Greek in the University of Sydney, NSW, 1937-1939.
1939 - 1940 Private and Lance-Corporal, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1940 - 1946 on General Staff duty:
18.05.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
15.07.1940     transferred, Intelligence Corps
21.11.1940 - (04.1941) General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
09.10.1941     transferred, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 
03.11.1944 - (04.1946) Member, Re-organisation Committee, HQ Staff of the Army in India
PC, 1960. Diploma in Oriental and African Studies. Contested (UU) South Down, 1987. MP: (C) Wolverhampton SW, 1950-Feb. 1974; (UU) Down South Oct. 1974-1983, South Down, 1983-1987 (resigned seat Dec. 1985 in protest against Anglo­Irish Agreement; re­elected Jan. 1986). Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Dec. 1955-Jan. 1957; Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1957-1958; Minister of Health, July 1960-Oct. 1963.
Published: The Rendel Harris Papyri, 1936; First Poems, 1937; A Lexicon to Herodotus, 1938; The History of Herodotus, 1939; Casting­off, and other poems, 1939; Herodotus, Book VIII, 1939; Llyfr Blegywryd, 1942; Thucydidis Historia, 1942; Herodotus (translation), 1949; Dancer's End and The Wedding Gift (poems), 1951; The Social Services; Needs and Means, 1952; (jointly) One Nation, 1950; Change is our Ally, 1954; Biography of a Nation (with Angus Maude), 1955, 2nd edn 1970; Great Parliamentary Occasions, 1960; Saving in a Free Society, 1960; A Nation not Afraid, 1965; Medicine and Politics, 1966, rev. edn 1976; The House of Lords in the Middle Ages (with Keith Wallis), 1968; Freedom and Reality, 1969; Common Market: the case against, 1971; Still to Decide, 1972; Common Market: renegotiate or come out, 1973; No Easy Answers, 1973; Wrestling with the Angel, 1977; Joseph Chamberlain, 1977; A Nation or No Nation (ed R. Ritchie), 1978; Enoch Powell on 1992 (ed R. Ritchie), 1989; Collected Poems, 1990; The Evolution of the Gospel, 1994; numerous political pamphlets.
Literature: Simon Heffer, Like the Roman : the life of Enoch Powell (1998).
Powell,
Peter Llewellyn
P.L. Powell
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of W/Cdr. Frank James Bickley Powell, MBE, RAF (1885-1959), and Susanne Burns.
Brother of Lt. Brian L. Powell, Indian Army, P/O David E.F. Powell, RAF, and  Flight Offr. Brenda M. Powell, WAAF.
14.11.1919
Winchester district, Hampshire
-
11.2002
Hereford district, Herefordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.11.1940 [156545]
WS/Lt. 02.05.1942
A/Capt. 08.06.1942-07.09.1942
T/Capt. 08.09.1942-13.09.1942,
23.09.1943-08.08.1945
A/Maj. 01.06.1944-29.07.1944,
09.07.1945-08.08.1945
T/Maj. 09.08.1945-11.02.1946
Capt. 11.11.1946, seniority 09.08.1945
Lt. 12.01.1952, seniority 14.05.1942
Capt. 12.01.1952, seniority 14.11.1946
T/Maj. 13.09.1952-13.11.1953
Maj. 14.11.1953 (retd 12.06.1958)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 28.11.1947 -
      served in the ranks for 1 year, 62 days
? - 02.11.1940

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

02.11.1940     commissioned, The South Satffordshire Regiment [emergency commission to 10.11.1946]
29.07.1946 - 10.11.1946 Unemployed List (Release Regulations 1945)
11.11.1946     short service commission, Northumberland Fusiliers
12.01.1952     permanent commission, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Power,
Bernard Francis
B.F. Power
13.10.1916 ?
-
04.2002 ?
Chichester district, Sussex ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 31.10.1942 [249783]
WS/Lt. 01.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 16.08.1944-(04.1946)
31.10.1942     commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
21.08.1944 - (09.1944) Officer Commanding, 3 Platoon, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
Pownall,
Sir Henry Royds
H.R. Pownall H.R. Pownall
H.R. Pownall H.R. Pownall
H.R. Pownall H.R. Pownall
H.R. Pownall H.R. Pownall
H.R. Pownall H.R. Pownall

Second son of late Charles Assheton Whately Pownall, and Dora Bourne Royds, of Blackheath, London.
Married (10.12.1918) Lucy Louttit Gray (died 1950), youngest daughter of late William Henderson, Aberdeen and widow of Capt. John Gray; one son.
19.11.1887
London

-
09.06.1961
London
2nd Lt. 20.12.1906 [3553]
... ...
Maj.Gen. 26.03.1938
A/Lt.Gen. 04.09.1939-03.09.1940
T/Lt.Gen. 04.09.1940-16.01.1942
Lt.Gen. 17.01.1942 (retd 08.09.1945)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB 23.06.1936 HM's birthday 36
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 11.07.1940 France & Belgium
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.01.1918 France & Belgium
Distinguished Service Order DSO 06.05.1932 NW Frontier of India
Military Cross MC 01.01.1917 France & Belgium
Mention in Despatches MID 18.05.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 06.05.1932 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 03.12.1942 SW Pacific
OON 15.01.1943 services in the cause of the Allies
20.12.1906     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
26.03.1938 - 1939 Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, War Office
1939 - 1940 Chief of General Staff, BEF
1940 - 1940 Inspector-General of Home Guard
1940 - 1941 commanded British Troops in Northern Ireland
1941 - 1941 Vice-Chief of Imperial General Staff, War Office
12.1941 - 01.1942 Commander-in-Chief, Far East
01.1942   02.1942 Chief of Staff "ABDA" Command, Far East
03.1942 - 03.1943 General Officer Commanding, Ceylon
1943 - 1943 Commander-in-Chief, Persia-Iraq
1943 - 1944 Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander, South-East Asia Command
08.09.1945 - 19.11.1949 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Colonel Commandant RA, 1942-03.12.1952.
Published:
Chief of staff: the diaries of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, ed. B. Bond, 2 vols. (1972–4).
Poynton,
Desmond Robert
D.R. Poynton
Married ((12?).1940, North East Cheshire) Nancy Eva; ... children (two sons?).
27.03.1919
-
06.1987
Woodford, Stockport district, Cheshire
2nd Lt. 04.05.1938 [75213]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 01.11.1941-(01.1945)
WS/Capt. 01.03.1943 [= probably 01.03.1945, or, promotion in 1945 with seniority back to 1943]
Capt. 27.03.1946
Maj. 18.02.1955
Lt.Col. 01.03.1959 (retd 18.03.1962)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 25.05.1951 & 1st Clasp
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 28.06.1955 2nd Clasp
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 15.11.1960 3rd Clasp
Education: Manchester University.
     

late Officer Cadet, Manchester University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps

04.05.1938     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army (42nd (East Lancashire) Divisional Troops RASC)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
21.08.1940     transferred to Royal Tank Regiment (Royal Armoured Corps) - Territorial Army
?     transferred to The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (Dragoons) RAC
06.05.1953     transferred to Royal Tank Regiment
02.11.1956     transferred to 40th/41st Royal Tank Regiment
18.03.1962 - ? Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Pratt,
Douglas Henry
D.H. Pratt
Son of Charles Henry Pratt, and Elizabeth Pratt.
Married (29.09.1915, All Saints', Eastbourne) Agnes Frances Docksey (1886-?), daughter of T. Docksey, of Birkdale, Lancashire; one son.
07.10.1892
-
14.05.1958
Camberley, Surrey
2nd Lt. 20.09.1911 [4584]
Lt. 15.04.1914
T/Capt. 20.01.1915-30.09.1915
Capt. 01.10.1915
T/Maj. MGC 01.03.1917-27.07.1917
A/Lt.Col. TC 26.03.1918-20.05.1918
T/Maj. 08.08.1918-19.10.1918
T/Lt.Col. TC 26.10.1918-28.05.1920
T/Maj. TC 29.05.1920-21.01.1923 (seniority 17.10.1914)
Capt. 29.09.1923
Maj. 01.10.1925
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.01.1932
Lt.Col. 21.03.1936
Col. 21.01.1938, seniority 01.01.1935 (supernumerary 31.12.1945) (retd 14.08.1946)
A/Brig. 22.10.1939-21.04.1940
T/Brig. 22.04.1940-31.12.1941
local Maj.Gen. 06.11.1940-31.12.1940
A/Maj.Gen. 01.01.1941-31.12.1941
T/Maj.Gen. 01.01.1942-14.08.1946
Hon. Maj.Gen. 14.08.1946
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB 01.01.1944 New Year 44
Distinguished Service Order DSO 18.02.1918 ?
Military Cross MC WW I ?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mentions in Despatches MID 22.06.1915 ?
Mentions in Despatches MID 25.05.1918 ?
Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 15.08.1946 ?
Education: Dover College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
20.09.1911     commissioned, Royal Irish Regiment
1911 - 1914 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment (India)
1914 - 1918 European War (France & Belgium 19.12.1914-09.1915, 21.08.1917-08.1918) (DSO, MC, despatches twice)
09.10.1916 - 27.07.1917 seconded, Machine Gun Corps
28.07.1917 - 28.09.1923 seconded, Tank Corps (commanding 8th & 26th Battalions; Ireland 1919-1922)
08.08.1918 - 19.10.1918 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Tactical School, Camberley
29.09.1923     transferred, Royal Tank Corps
1923 - 1924 Staff College, Camberley (psc)
25.01.1925 - 10.02.1926 Staff Captain, .... (Aldershot Command)
11.02.1926 - 05.02.1929 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 42nd Infantry Division (East Lancashire) (Western Command)
07.12.1929 - 16.01.1933 Director of Military Art (GSO2), Royal Military College of Australia (Duntroon) (as Exchange Officer)
1933     6th Battalion Royal Tank Coprs (Cairo)
13.04.1934 - 30.09.1935 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
21.03.1936 - 20.01.1938 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Royal Tank Corps
21.01.1938 - 21.10.1939 Assistant Director of Mechanization, War Office
22.10.1939   19.07.1940 Commander, 1st Army Tank Brigade  (UK, France & Belgium 1940, Dunkirk 05.1940, UK)
20.07.1940 - 10.07.1941 specially employed (Ministry of Supply)
11.07.1941 - 27.06.1943 Major-General Armoured Fighting Vehicles, British Army Delegation to Washington, DC (USA)
28.06.1943 - (04.)1946 Deputy Director-General, British Ministry of Supply Mission, Washington, DC (USA)
11.07.1944 - 14.08.1946 also: ADC to the King
Pratt,
Thomas William
T.W. Pratt
?
-
2nd Lt. 26.04.1941 [184601]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 22.09.1945-(04.1946)
26.04.1941     commissioned, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
 
Preece,
John Anthony Richard Adney

J.A.R.A. Preece
Son of Adney Richard Preece (1892-), and Mary F. Taylor.
Married ((03?).1953, Kensington district, Middlesex) Jacqueline Newnham.
23.02.1920
Wellington district, Shropshire
-
09.1986
Salisbury, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 08.07.1939 [92406]
WS/Lt. 08.01.1941
A/Capt. 14.10.1941-13.01.1942
T/Capt. 14.01.1942-13.01.1944,
09.05.1944-16.06.1945,
08.01.1946-22.02.1947
Lt. 10.08.1946, seniority 23.08.1942
Capt. 23.02.1947
Maj. 07.12.1954, seniority 23.02.1954 (retd 01.05.1974)
Military Cross MC 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44-45
Mentions in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 operations in the field 03-06.40
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 24.10.1947 -
      late Cadet, Bedford Modern School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
08.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939 - 09.08.1946 mobilized TA
(1939) - (1940) "D" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
(1944) - (1945) 126th Field Regiment RA (NW Europe)
10.08.1946     permanent commission
Preston,
Robert Stoddart
R.S. Preston (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Preston, via Mr John Preston) R.S. Preston (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Preston, via Mr John Preston)
R.S. Preston (Photo courtesy of Mr John Preston)

Elder son of R.S. Preston, and S. Graham.
Married ((06?).1943, Liverpool South district, Lancashire) Maeve Eileen Smith; one son.
06.01.1922
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
24.03.1945
(KIA) [age 23]
[Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 35.A.1]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 17.10.1942 [249188]
WS/Lt. 17.04.1943
Education: Liverpool Institute.
17.10.1942     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
? - 24.03.1945 attached 2nd (Airborne) Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Operaton Varsity, glider landings on Hamminkeln [killed in action])
Price,
Anthony Frederick
"Tony"
A.F. Price, 1931.
Son of Stephen Alfred Price, and Lilian Maude Craddock, of Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire.

(06?).1910
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
28.11.1943
(KIA) [age 33]
[Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, XI.E.34]
2nd Lt. 20.04.1940 [129422]
WS/Lt. 06.03.1941
T/Capt. 06.03.1941-(04.1941)
Chartered accountant.
20.04.1940     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
? - 28.11.1943 served in Italy (killed in action)
Price,
Charles Wilfrid Hilton
C.W.W. Price, 1927.
Elder son of Mr. Wilfrid George Hilton Price, of Rowden House, Bromyard, and grandson of Frederick George Hilton Price, banker.
Married (24.05.1927, Burford, Tenbury district, Worcestershire) Rosemary Crofton McLaughlin (1901-1959), only daughter of the Rev. Crofton McLaughlin and Mrs McLaughlin, of Burford Rectory, Salop.
09.10.1900
Kensington, Greater London, Middlesex
-
(03.)1983
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 24.10.1939 [108016]
WS/Lt. 18.04.1941
A/Capt. 10.01.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 24.04.1944
T/Maj. 24.04.1944-(04.1946)
24.10.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(> 04.1941)     transferred to the Intelligence Corps
24.01.1944 - (04.1946) a Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General with the Director of Freight Movement, Department of the Quartermaster-General to the Forces, War Office

Price,
Keith Maelor
K.M. Price
Son of ... Price, and ... Hutchinson.
Married (25.03.1942, Northumberland North Second dictrict) Sheila Grace Trevor-Roper (born 1912); two sons.
(09?).1917
Rotherham district, Derbyshire / Yorkshire
-
05.02.2007
Bibury
[aged 89]
2nd Lt. 08.05.1939 [90309]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 16.07.1943-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.05.1947, seniority 17.12.1944
A/Maj. 01.05.1947-16.07.1951
Maj. 17.07.1951, seniority 01.05.1947 (retd 01.02.1956)
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 20.06.1950 -
      late Cadet, Wellingborough School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
08.05.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
01.02.1956 - ? Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Price,
Robert Caradoc Rose
R.C.R. Price
Son of Brig. Thomas Rose Price, and ... Verey.
Married (06.04.1946) Maureen Maude Tower Butler (12.06.1919 - 12.01.2007), daughter of FitzWalter George Probyn Butler, 17th/27th Baron Dunboyne and Isolde Butler Tower; children.
From London.
31.05.1912
Wokingham district, Berkshire
-
28.05.1988
Bracknell, Berkshire
2nd Lt. 28.01.1932 [50915]
Lt. 28.01.1935
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-29.11.1939
Capt. 28.01.1940
A/Maj. 16.10.1941-15.01.1942
T/Maj. 16.01.1942-05.03.1945
WS/Maj. 06.03.1945
A/Lt.Col. 07.12.1944-05.03.1945
T/Lt.Col. 06.03.1945-12.10.1945
local Lt.Col. 13.10.1945-(01.1946)
Lt.Col. 01.05.1951 (retd 08.10.1953)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.07.1943 North Africa (Algeria / Tunesia)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1951 New Year 51
Mentions in Despatches MID 23.09.1943 North Africa (Algeria / Tunesia)
Education; jssc; psc.
28.01.1932     commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers
11.06.1938     transferred, The Welsh Guards
19.05.1939 - 17.11.1940 Adjutant, ...
Price,
William
W. Price
14.02.1894
-
02.1967 still alive
Lt. (QM) 18.11.1931 [52984]
Capt. (QM) 01.08.1938
A/Maj. (QM) 1940?
T/Maj. (QM) 01.04.1940-(04.1941)
Bt. Maj. (QM) 01.07.1942
Maj. (QM) 18.11.1943
T/Lt.Col. 26.05.1941-(04.1946)
Lt.Col. (QM) 20.11.1946 (retd 14.03.1950)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 11.07.1940 ?
Military Medal MM ? ?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St ? ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 ? ?
Victory Medal VM ? ?
1912? - 1920 served in the ranks for 8 years, 260 days
09.09.1914 - 27.05.1915 served in France & Belgium
24.08.1915 - 16.10.1918 served in France & Belgium (wounded)
1920 - 1931 Warrant Officer Class II for 11 years, 17 days
18.11.1931     commissioned, Royal Tank Corps
01.06.1933     Extra Regimentally Employed List
(01.1937)     War Office, London
26.02.1941 - (04.1941) an Assistant Director to the Deputy Director General of Mechanization at the Ministry of Supply
03.09.1941 - (04.1946) Assistant Director to Director-General Fighting Vehicles at the Ministry of Supply
Price,
William [England]
W. Price (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judith Appleby)
05.12.1881
West Derby, Lancashire
-
died between 02.1957 and 02.1967 ?
RSM ?
Lt. (QM) 14.05.1923 [26131]
Capt. (QM) 14.05.1931 (retd 05.12.1936; age limit)
Bt. Maj. (QM) (retd) 26.08.1939
Maj. (QM) (retd) ? (reverted to retd < 04.1944)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44
Military Cross MC ? ?
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM ? ?
14.05.1923     commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment
(03.1931) - (06.1933) Quartermaster, Regimental Depot, The East Lancashire Regiment
26.08.1939 - (04.1941) Camp Commandant, ...
Prichard-Jones,
Sir John;
2nd Baronet (cr. 1910)
J. Prichard-Jones
Son of Sir John Prichard­Jones, 1st Bt, and Marie Ethel, youngest daughter of late Charles Read, solicitor.
Succeeded father, 17.10.1917.
Married 1st (31.07.1937, Parish Church, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath) Heather Nugent (from whom he obtained a divorce, 1950), elder daughter of late Sir Walter
Nugent, 4th Bt; one son.
Married 2nd (02.1959) Helen Marie Thérèse, eldest daughter of J.F. Liddy, dental surgeon, 20 Laurence Street, Drogheda; one daughter.
20.01.1913
-
02.07.2007
Lucan, Co. Dublin
2nd Lt. 23.08.1939 [96410]
WS/Lt. 23.02.1941
T/Capt. 15.08.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Lt. RARO 20.01.1948, seniority 23.02.1941
Education: Eton; Christ Church, Oxford (BA Hons; MA).
Called to Bar, Gray's Inn, 1936.
23.08.1939     commissioned, The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) - Royal Armoured Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized
(04.1944)     seconded
20.01.1948 - 20.01.1963 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Barrister; farmer and bloodstock breeder
Primavesi,
Fedele Alfred Thomas George Hubert
"John"
F.A.T.G.H. Primavesi
Married ((03?).1941, Bournemouth district, Dorset) Irene Mary Fordsmith (02.06.1910 - 01.1999); one son.
06.08.1909
-
02.06.1980
Bath, Avon
2nd Lt. 05.12.1936 [69618]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 28.12.1943
T/Maj. 28.12.1943-(04.1944),
28.08.1944-(04.1945)
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 19.02.1952 -
Education: Wycliffe College (1919-1925; day boy).
05.12.1936     commissioned, 95th (Hampshire Yeomanry) Field Brigade, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
01.11.1937     transferred, 94th (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Brigade RA
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 04.11.1959 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
His son writes: "My father was injured near Nijmegen in the Second World War. Took some shrapnel in his left knee. Was disabled all his life with this. Prior to this played cricket for Gloucester!"
Times obituary: "Major John Primavesi, TD, who died in Bath, had for 25 years been prominent in Bristol and West Country ports in the grain and feed trade. Born 70 years ago, he was a member of a Glamorgan family owning ships trading with Italy and which had also given its name to china making. Educated' at Wycliffe College his early training was with Elder & Fyffes, and after the war he worked for the West African Marketing Board. While serving with the 43rd Wessex Division Field Artillery (TA) he was severely wounded in the drive for Arnhem in 1944. He joined the Bristol Grain Importers Defence Association 23 years ago just after the grain and feed trade had emerged from 14 years of Government control due to wartime and post-war conditions. It was then considered essential to have a general manager who could co-ordinate importers' clams in respect of damaged cargo arriving in West Country ports. In the course of time Primavesi became secretary of the Bristol Corn and Feed Association, the Corn Trade Guild and latterly, regional secretary to the United Kingdom Agricultural Trade Association. His expert knowledge of shipping technicalities, his persistence and gentle caring personality brought him high regard and success. He is survived by his widow Mary, and his son."
Prince,
Ancliffe Richard
A.R. Prince (Photo courtesy of Mr Jon Marshall)
29.04.1907
Epsom district, Surrey
-
19.09.1994
Cheam, Surrey
2nd Lt. 05.03.1940 [120756]
WS/Lt. 12.12.1940
T/Capt. 12.12.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 01.11.1942
T/Maj. 01.11.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 06.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Lt.Col. 06.08.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
05.03.1940     commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
30.01.1941 - (04.1941) Adjutant, 5th Reconnaissance Regiment RAC
08.07.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps [effective from 22.01.1941]
      Squadron Commander, 5th Reconnaissance Regiment RAC
      Chief Liaison Officer AMGOTT (Trieste)
Published: (ed.) Wheeled odyssey : the story of the Fifth Reconnaissance Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps (1946)
Prince-Smith,
Donald Walter Stuart
D.W.S. Prince-Smith
Married; ... children (one son?).
24.04.1917
Dublin, Ireland
-
21.05.2006
2nd Lt. 18.01.1941 [170203]
WS/Lt. 15.01.1942
T/Capt. 11.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Italy
Education: Downside College.
18.01.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
 
Pringle,
Arthur Michael
A.M. Pringle
Second son of John Pringle, MD, and Dorothy Beney, of Whalley, Range, Manchester.
Married (17.05.1941, Chelmsford district, Essex) Ruth Margaret Townend (05.07.1913 - 27.09.1995), daughter (with one sister and one brother) of Alfred Bernard Stair (Barney) Townend (1882-1959), and Grace Carina Bevington (1888-1978); two daughters.
11.02.1914
Manchester
-
03.02.2000
Chelmsford, Hastings and Rother district, East Essex
2nd Lt. 06.05.1936 [67560]
Lt. 06.05.1939
WS/Capt. 30.10.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 30.10.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) TD 18.09.1951 & 1st clasp
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Education: Rugby School (Cotton House, 1928.1-1932.2).
Buyer with White, Child & Beney Ltd., Engineers and Merchants, London. Gained civil aviator's licence (No. 15524) 09.10.1937, taken on Avro 631 - Genet Major, 140, at Lancashire Aero Club.
     

late Cadet Corporal, Rugby School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

06.05.1936     commissioned, 42nd (East Lancashire) Divisional RASC, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
Company director, 1954-1961. Farmer.
His daughter writes: "I know he was evacuated from Dunkirk, and then his unit reformed and trained until June 1944 in various locations around England, i.e. in Essex in 1941 - where he met my mother, and then in Northamptonshire and Yorkshire from late 1941 for several years. He went to France on D-Day+3 and was organising supplies to the tanks in Normandy for several weeks/months, and then pushed on through France into Germany. I do not think he saw any front line action."
Pringle,
John Kenneth McKenzie
J.K.M. Pringle
Son of Kenneth McKenzie Mallet Pringle (1879-), and Carmen Ouida DeLisser (1901-1962).
Married (1948; divorced) Isobel Ann "Liz" Benn; one daughter.

04.10.1925
Claremont, Jamaica
-
12.12.2006
2nd Lt. 05.07.1943
WS/Lt. 05.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 65: for public services
05.07.1943     commissioned, General List, Infantry - Carribean Section [emergency commission]
Hotelier & director of tourism, Jamaica.
Privett,
Kenneth
K. Privett
Son of Charles Arthur Privett, and Alice Edith Good.
Married ((09?).1938, Petersfield district, Hampshire) Joyce M. Windsor; one son, two daughters.
30.07.1913
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
(12?).1977
Horndean, Petersfield district, Hampshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.03.1940 [119861]
WS/Lt. 01.04.1941
T/Capt. 01.04.1941-24.05.1944
WS/Capt. 25.05.1944
T/Maj. 25.05.1944-(04.1946)
Education: BA.
05.03.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(05.1941)     Second-in-Command, No. 25 Bomb Disposal Company, RE
Procter,
John Raymond
J.R. Procter
Only son of Christopher John Procter (1879-), and Irene Macfarlane, of East Molesey, Surrey.
Married  (09.12.1944, St Andrew's Church, Totteridge, Barnet district, Hertfordshire) First Officer Winifred Emily Nash, WRNS.
07.1911
Wandsworth district, London
-
1988
Surrey South Western district, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.07.1943 [284973]
WS/Lt. 02.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
02.07.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Prothero,
Eric Royston
E.R. Prothero
Married 1st ((06?0.1932, Poole district, Dorset) Nellie G. Dickinson.
Married 2nd ...
25.07.1905
Merthyr Tydfil district, Breconshire / Glamorgan / Mid Glamorgan
-
03.1984
Hammersmith district, London
2nd Lt. 20.04.1941 [182588]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt. 10.02.1947, seniority 01.10.1942
Capt. 18.07.1948 (reld 09.02.1950)
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 04.11.1949 -
1939     enlisted service
20.04.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
10.02.1947     short service commission
Proudlock,
Arthur George
A.G. Proudlock (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin Proudlock)
Youngest son son of Robert Lewis Proudlock, of Bedford, late of Jersey, formerly Arboricultural Adviser to the government of Bengal.
Brother of Brig. John Lewis Proudlock, DSO, and Lt.Col. Robert Victor Proudlock.
Uncle of Capt. Robert Donald Proudlock.
Married 1st (1936) Wenonah Elizabeth Young (died 01.1975), only daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Haydn Young, of Vancouver, British Columbia; one son [Capt. Martin Proudlock, MC, artillery officer 02.08.1963-30.06.1975], two daughters.
Married 2nd (1976) Berenice Macintyre.
Residence: (1966) Hendre, Ruthin, Denbigh, North Wales; (1971) Numidia, Ruthin, North Wales, then Cape Town, South Africa.
21.08.1907
Ootacummund, South India
-
05.08.2002
Cape Town, South Africa
2nd Lt. 01.09.1927 [38421]
Lt. 01.09.1930
Capt. 15.04.1938
A/Maj. 14.09.1940-13.12.1940
T/Maj. 14.12.1940-13.06.1942
WS/Maj. 14.06.1942
Maj. 01.09.1944
A/Lt.Col. 14.03.1942-13.06.1942
Maj. 01.09.1944
A/Lt.Col. 14.03.1942-13.06.1942
T/Lt.Col. 14.06.1942-27.04.1943,
26.11.1944-08.12.1945
WS/Lt.Col. 09.12.1945
Lt.Col. 01.04.1950 (supernumerary 01.04.1953)
A/Col. 09.06.1945-08.12.1945
T/Col. 09.12.1945-18.04.1947,
26.07.1951-31.12.1952
Col. 01.01.1953 (retd 04.06.1957)
T/Brig. 01.12.1953-04.06.1957
Hon. Brig. 04.06.1957
Distinguished Service Order DSO 22.03.1945 NW Europe 44-45
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1948 New Year 48
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe 44-45
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College (psc).
01.09.1927     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931)     6th Field Brigade RA (Bordon)
08.04.1931 - 06.04.1937 employed with Royal West African Frontier Force (06.1933 showing as Company Officer, 5th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment at Zaria (for Maiduguri); 01.1937 showing as Adjutant, 5th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment at Zaria from 12.05.1934)
01.10.1938 - 14.05.1940 Adjutant, 17th Field Regiment RA (Woolwich)
14.09.1940 - 15.02.1941 Brigade Major, ...
27.02.1941 - 13.03.1942 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Intelligence), ...
14.03.1942 - 06.04.1943 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Intelligence), ...
(1944) - (1945) 191st Field Regiment RA (NW Europe; DSO, despatches) [responsible for the capture of Heinrich Himmler]
09.06.1945 - 14.04.1946 Colonel (General Staff) (Intelligence), ...
12.06.1946 - 18.04.1947 Assistant Adjutant-General, ... (OBE)
01.07.1950 - 25.07.1951 Chief Instructor, Officer Cadet School
26.07.1951 - 19.11.1953 Commandant, Mons Officer Cadet School
01.12.1953 - (02.1957) Commander, Royal Artillery (CRA), ... Infantry Division (Territorial Army)
04.06.1957 - 21.08.1965 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County of Flint, 10.1966. Territorial Army Secretary for Denbighshire and Flintshire in N. Wales, 1957. In 1968 following cuts in the TA he became Deputy Secretary for Wales, retiring 21.08.1972. Moved to South Africa.
Proudlock,
John Dales
J.D. Proudlock
Son of Edmund Arcangelo Proudlock and Emily Proudlock.
Husband of Charlotte Thurlow Proudlock, of Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire.
1912 ?
-
18.05.1940
(died at sea) [age 28]
[Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery, Iceland, C3.2]
2nd Lt. 25.05.1938 [75624]
T/Capt. ?
Associate of the Institute of Bankers (AIB).
25.05.1938     commissioned, 5th Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939 - 18.05.1940 mobilized, 1/5th Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment
Proudlock,
John Lewis
J.L. Proudlock
Son son of Robert Lewis Proudlock, of Bedford, late of Jersey, formerly Arboricultural Adviser to the government of Bengal.
Brother of Brig. Arthur George Proudlock, DSO, OBE, and Lt.Col. Robert Victor Proudlock.
Uncle of Capt. Robert Donald Proudlock.
Married ((09?).1939, Aldershot, Hampshire) Alison D. "Bunty" Stewart; three sons.
29.12.1905
Ootacummund, South India
-
 
2nd Lt. 03.02.1926 [34546]
Lt. 03.02.1929
T/Capt. 01.04.1936-14.11.1937
Capt. 15.11.1937
A/Maj. 26.01.1940-25.04.1940
T/Maj. 26.04.1940-04.06.1941,
15.10.1941-02.02.1943
Maj. 03.02.1943
A/Lt.Col. 09.12.1942-08.03.1943
T/Lt.Col. 09.03.1943-11.04.1949
Lt.Col. 12.04.1949
T/Col. 11.10.1950-26.02.1952 (supernumerary 12.04.1952)
Col. 16.05.1952
T/Brig. 27.02.1952-12.04.1956
Brig. 13.04.1956 (supernumerary 16.05.1958) (retd 13.05.1959)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 11.10.1945 NW Europe 44-45
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross (Norway) Hkn 25.03.1949 ?
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College (psc).
03.02.1926     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931) - (06.1933) 2nd Light Brigade RA (Egypt)
01.11.1933 - 20.09.1937 employed with Royal West African Frontier Force (01.1937 showing as Company Commander, 2nd Battalion The Nigeria Regiment at Kano)
[obtained his aviator's licence No. 15132 at 17.07.1937 taken on a B.A. Swallow - Cirrus 80 at Cinque Ports Flying Club]
06.05.1938 - 31.10.1940 Adjutant, 24th Field Regiment RA (Aldershot)
05.10.1941 - 13.07.1942 Brigade Major, ...
09.12.1942 - 03.08.1945 Commanding Officer, 186th Field Regiment RA (NW Europe; DSO)
04.08.1945 - 14.12.1945 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
28.01.1946 - 08.06.1946 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
10.09.1949 - 10.10.1950 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), Western Command
11.10.1950 - 28.01.1952 Colonel Administration and Quartering (Col A/Q), Western Command
27.02.1952 - 03.09.1952 Commander, Army Group Royal Artillery (Territorial Army)
22.09.1952 - 31.08.1955 Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), ... Division (Territorial Army)
01.10.1955 - (02.1957) Deputy Director Cadets (Brigadier), War Office (London)
13.05.1959 - 29.12.1963 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Proudlock,
Robert Donald
"Bob"
R.D. Proudlock (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert D. Proudlock)
Only son of Lt.Col. Robert Victor Proudlock, late Indian Army, and Kathleen Helen Bryham Peck, of Bedford.
Nephew of Brig. Arthur George Proudlock, DSO, OBE and Brig. John Lewis Proudlock, DSO.
Married ((12?).1953, Paddington district, London) Grace Marie F. "Wynne" Yorke (08.04.1925 - 29.04.2010), only daughter of Dr F.C. Yorke and B. Yorke, of Edgworthstown, Co. Longford, Eire.
13.12.1924
Bedford, Bedfordshire
-
06.2010 still alive at Laguna Beach, California, USA
Cadet ? [14418817]
2nd Lt. 27.05.1944 [321208]
WS/Lt. 27.11.1944
2nd Lt. 16.11.1946, seniority 13.12.1945
Lt. 13.06.1947
Capt. 13.12.1951 (retd 20.02.1955; receiving a gratuity)
Mention in Despatches MID 08.04.1949 Malaya 07-12.48

An assault squad of 26th Field Regiment, numbering 20 men, battled with a Communist terrorist force in the Sungei Buloh Forest Reserve, some ten miles outside Kuala Lumpur, at 21.08.1948. In the 47 minutes of fighting - the only really opposed fighting encounter of the entire war - seven of the enemy were killed and eleven captured, with an own loss of one man.

07.1942     enlisted service, Suffolk Regiment
1943     attended the very first course at the Highland Fieldcraft Training Center (HFTC) in Glenfeshie, Scotland
      Anti-Tank Officer Cadet Training Unit in Ilkley, Yorkshire
27.05.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
05.1944 - 06.1947 1st Indian Armoured Division & 4th Mahratta Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery (Middle East & India)
16.11.1946     permanent commission
10.1947 - 1951 Adjutant, 26th Field Regiment, RA (Tampin, Malaya)
1954 - 1955? served in Malaya
Proudlock,
Robert Victor
R.V. Proudlock
Eldest son of Robert Lewis Proudlock, of Bedford, late of Jersey, formerly Arboricultural Adviser to the government of Bengal.
Brother of Brig. Arthur George Proudlock, DSO, OBE and Brig. John Lewis Proudlock, DSO.
Married ((09?).1920, Bedford, Bedfordshire) Kathleen Helen Bryham Peck, fourth daughter of th late Oswald Peck, of Wigan, and Mrs Peck, of Bedford; ... children (one son?: Capt. Robert Donald Proudlock, RA).

19.05.1897
Ootacummund, South India ?
-
(03?).1974
Ashford district, Kent
2nd Lt. 1915?
A/Capt. 01.03.1918
Capt. 29.06.1920 (retd 22.09.1922)
Capt. TA 01.01.1925, seniority 29.12.1921 [31858] (reld 29.12.1928)
Hon. Lt.Col. 06.06.1953 (on ceasing to be employed)
?     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
03.07.1916     commissioned, Indian Army (attached 72nd Punjabis)
      69th Punjabis
01.03.1918     attached, 92nd Punjabis (Adjutant)
01.01.1925 - 29.12.1928 Captain, Officer Training Corps - Territorial Army (for service with Bedford School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps)
25.03.1940 - (04.1941) retired officer, temporarily re-employed with the Royal Corps of Signals (sometime attached to HQ Northern Ireland District)
1946 - 1949 served with various signal corps units in India and Afghanistan erecting cables
MIEE.
Prout,
William Alfred
W.A. Prout (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Prout)
Son of William F. Prout, and Bessie Parish.
Married ((06?).1946, Anglesey West district) Hilda Lloyd, widow of Owen Henry Williams (1916-1940); one daughter, two sons.
21.10.1917
Plymouth, Devonport district, Devon
-
20.03.2013
Plymouth, Devon
Cadet ? [4129541]
2nd Lt. 12.05.1945 [346711]
WS/Lt. 13.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
      served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy
? - 12.05.1945 No. 4 Company, Officer Cadet Training Unit Alton Towers
12.05.1945     commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission]
Pryce-Jones,
Alan Payan
A.P. Pryce-Jones
Son of late Col. Henry Morris Pryce­Jones, CB, and Marion Vere Dawnay.
Married 1st (28.12.1934) Thérèse (died 1953), daughter of late Baron Fould­Springer and of Mrs Frank Wooster, Paris; one son.
Married 2nd (1968) Mrs Mary Jean Kempner Thorne (died 1969), daughter of late Daniel Kempner.

18.11.1908
London
-
22.01.2000
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
2nd Lt. 01.09.1939 [133352]
WS/Lt. 01.12.1939
T/Capt. 04.03.1941
A/Maj. 09.06.1942
WS/Maj. 21.07.1945
T/Lt.Col. 21.07.1945 (reld 1946)
Maj. 01.01.1949
Hon. Lt.Col. 18.11.1958
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 18.09.1951 -
Education: Eton; Magdalen College, Oxford.
Formerly Asst Editor, The London Mercury, 1928-1932; subsequently Times Literary Supplement.
01.09.1939 - 18.11.1958 served Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (mobilized 1939-1946)
01.09.1939     commissioned onto the Special List - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
1939 - 1940 served as Capt., 4th Hussars (UK & France)
15.07.1940     transferred to Intelligence Corps - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
1940 - 1945 MI 14 (London, UK) [03.11.1941-(04.1944) General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3)]
1945 - 1946 Italy, Austria
Book critic, author and journalist.
Editor, Times Literary Supplement, 1948-1959; Book critic: New York Herald Tribune, 1963-1966; World Journal Tribune, 1967-1968; Newsday, 1969-1971; Theatre Critic, Theatre Arts, 1963-. Trustee, National Portrait Gallery, 1950-1961; Director, Old Vic Trust, 1950-1961; Member Council, Royal College of Music, 1956-1961; Program Associate, The
Humanities and Arts Program, Ford Foundation, NY, 1961-1963.
Published: The Spring Journey, 1931; People in the South, 1932; Beethoven, 1933; 27 Poems, 1935; Private Opinion, 1936; Nelson, an opera, 1954; Vanity Fair, a musical play (with Robin Miller and Julian Slade), 1962; The Bonus of Laughter (autobiog.), 1987.
Pryor,
William Ernest
W.E. Pryor W.E. Pryor
Married (10.1939, Hove, Sussex) Pat Pryor (1913-1995); two sons.
10.09.1911
Wareham district, Dorset
-
11.1993
Hove district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 25.10.1941 [214111]
WS/Lt. 27.02.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 16.07.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe
25.10.1941     commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
(05.1945)     Officer Commanding, Defence Platoon, HQ 159th Infantry Brigade [capture of Adm. Dönitz]
Pugh,
Eric Vincent
E.V. Pugh
Son of Vincent Pugh, High Sheriff, and Margaret E. Ashburner.
Married ((09?).1936, Worcester, Worcestershire) Yvonne Jessie "Eve" Marichal (05.09.1909 - 09.2001), survivor of the sinking of the "Lusitania", daughter of Joseph Marichal; one daughter.
(10?).1912
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
10.06.1944
(KIA) [age 32]
[Bayeux War Cemetery, France, XI.F.7] (formerly of Worcester)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.03.1940 [126219]
WS/Lt. 23.09.1941
T/Capt. 19.12.1942-10.06.1944
? - 23.03.1940 121st or 125th Officer Cadet Training Unit RA
23.03.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery[emergency commission]
? - 10.06.1944 51st Heavy Regiment RA, attached 652 (Air Observation Post) Squadron Royal Air Force
 
Pugh,
Ifor Wyn
I.W. Pugh
Married Joan ...; one son, two daughters.
05.1910
Bala district, Merionethshire
-
10.06.2008
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
2nd Lt. 23.06.1937
WS/Lt. 23.06.1940
WS/Capt. 10.03.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 10.03.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 01.01.1958 New Year 58: formerly Director of Public Works
23.06.1937     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers (105th (West Lancashire) Electrical and Mechanical Company RE (Liverpool))
24.08.1939     mobilized
(04.1944)     seconded Indian Army
FICE.
Pulford,
Francis Harvey Douglas
F.H.D. Pulford (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
14.07.1911
-
12.02.1978
2nd Lt. 28.01.1932 [50816]
... ...
T/Maj. 23.12.1940-03.01.1944,
26.10.1944-(01.1946)
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 03.03.1959)
28.01.1932     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
20.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Purvis,
Frank William
F.W. Purvis (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jill Watson)
Son of Frederick Purvis, and Mary Fairman.
Married ((06?).1936, Surrey North Eastern district) Violet I. Rogers.
03.05.1912
Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
(09?).1979
Eastbourne district, East Sussex
Rfmn. 05.09.1939
2nd Lt. 14.01.1940 [113629]
A/Capt. 14.11.1940-23.02.1941
WS/Lt. 24.02.1941
T/Capt. 24.02.1941-19.08.1943
WS/Capt. 20.08.1943 (dispersal 22.01.1946) (reld 30.06.1946)
T/Maj. 20.08.1943-22.01.1946
A/Lt.Col. 05.12.1944-15.07.1945
Hon. Maj. 30.06.1946
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 1st Army
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 23.04.1946 Mediterranean
Bronze Star Medal (USA) BSM 20.03.1947 ?
05.09.1939     enlisted, The Rifle Brigade - Territorial Army
15.09.1939 - 13.01.1940 164th Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.01.1940     commissioned, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment [emergency commission]
      Infantry Training Centre 29.01.1940, embarked for British Expeditionary Force (France) 05.02.1940, No. 1 Infantry Base Depot (France) 08.02.1940, returned to UK 03.06.1940
29.06.1940     1st Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
07.09.1940     Anti-Tank Company, 12th Infantry Brigade
14.11.1940     6th Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
14.01.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
01.1941?     4th Battalion Reconnaissance Corps
12.02.1943 - 12.1944? Adjutant (embarked for overseas 13.03.1943, disembarked North Africa 23.02.1943, from British North Africa Force to Middle East Force 15.12.1943, from Middle East Force to British North Africa Force 28.02.1944)
05.12.1944 - 15.07.1945 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (Malaria) (DAAG), 10th Indian Division
23.07.1945     65 Transit Camp (on disembarkation)
Purvis-Russell- Montgomery,
Henry Keith
H.K. Purvis-Russell-Montgomery
Younger son of Sir Henry James [Purvis-Russell-] Montgomery (1859-1947), 7th Bt, and heir­president to 7th Bt, and Mary Maude Purvis-Russell (1862-1947).
Married (23.04.1930, St Giles's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland) Cynthia Louisa Winifred Maconochie-Welwood (09.04.1900 - 02.01.1996); one son, one daughter.
Lived at Kinross House, Kinross, Perthshire, Scotland.
31.07.1896
Orwell district, Kinross, Scotland
-
01.10.1954
Scotland
2nd Lt. ? [13734]
Lt. ? (half pay 12.03.1919) (full pay 01.11.1919)
Capt. 01.12.1924 (retd 01.01.1937)
Maj. TA 21.06.1939 (retd 01.09.1948)
T/Lt.Col. TA ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 07.05.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44
Education: Rugby; Jesus College, Cambridge University; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
22.12.1915     commissioned into The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [wounded at Saloniki]
? - 19.01.1922 special appointment, Class HH
08.01.1935 - 01.01.1937 Adjutant, 6th/7th Battalion The Black Watch
01.01.1937 - 07.05.1948 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
21.06.1939 - 01.09.1948 Territorial Army
21.06.1939 - ? 6th/7th Battalion The Black Watch - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      Commanding Officer, 10th Battalion The Black Watch
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Co. of Kinross, 28.05.1937. Lord Lieutenant of Kinross­shire, 19.10.1944. Director of Kinross Estate Company.
Pusey,
William George

W.G. Pusey
Son of ... Pusey, and ... Oliver.
10.03.1912
New Forest district, Hampshire / Wiltshire
-
(06?).1983
New Forest district, Hampshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 09.12.1941 [228769]
WS/Lt. ?, seniority 09.12.1941
Lt. 01.09.1946, seniority 01.10.1942
Capt. 01.11.1947
Maj. 09.12.1954
Hon. Maj. 10.03.1967
Mention in Despatches MID 01.03.1945 distinguished services in the field (escape & evasion)
09.12.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 31.08.1946]
? - 1942 [Platoon/Section Commander?], 106th Army Troops Company RE (Middle East)
01.09.1946 - 01.09.1956  short service commission
01.09.1956 - 10.03.1967 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Pusinelli,
Frederick Nigel Molière
F.N.M. Pusinelli

28.04.1919
-
17.07.2010
Pinewood Nursing Home, Chidham, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 31.12.1939
WS/Lt. 06.04.1941
T/Capt. 06.04.1941-(07.1942)
WS/Capt. 23.11.1942
T/Maj. 23.11.1942-(04.1946)
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG 11.06.1966 HM's birthday 66: Director of Establishments and
Assistant High Commissioner (Supernumerary),
Aden
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1963 New Year 63: Deputy Financial Secretary, Aden
Military Cross MC 27.08.1940 BEF 39-40
Education: Aldenham School; Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA Hons in Law).
31.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in the British Expeditionary Force (1940), as Adjutant (11.04.1941-(07.1942)), and in India and Burma (1942-1945)
Entered the Staff College in Quetta, Pakistan 1945, and in 1946 went to work as an Administrative Officer on Gilbert and Ellice Islands. In 1958 he was transferred to Aden where he worked as: Deputy Financial Secretary and (frequently) Acting Financial Secretary (1958-1962); Director of Establishments (1962-1968), and Assistant High Commissioner of Aden and Federation of South Arabia (1963-1968). From 1968-1970 he was Salaries Commissioner for various territories in the West Indies.
Puttnam,
Leonard Arthur
L.A. Puttnam
Married ((09?).1933, Stoke Newington district, London) Mary Beatrix Goldman; at least one son (film producer Sir David Terence Puttnam).
24.07.1907
Hackney district, Greater London, Middlesex
-
(12?).1981
Enfield district, Greater London
2nd Lt. 21.05.1941 [205052] (reld 15.09.1945)
A/Capt. 22.09.1942-(04.1944)
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
21.05.1941     commissioned, General List (without pay and allowances from Army Funds)
      served as an official war photographer
(04.1944)     Royal Army Service Corps (for service with Expeditionary Force Institues) (without pay and allowances from Army Funds) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pyke,
John Leslie
J.L. Pyke
1910 ?
Cheshire
-
24.05.2007 ?
Parkgate, South Wirral ?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941 [194382]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. 04.08.1943-03.11.1943
T/Capt. 04.11.1943-04.09.1945
WS/Capt. 05.09.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 02.03.1944 gallant and distinguished services in the field
Mention in Despatches MID 04.05.1944 gallant and distinguished services in the field
Greek Commemorative War Medal (1998).
? - 05.07.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
05.07.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
 
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