British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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H.M. Rice  to  L.J. Robson
Rice,
Hugh Macan
H.M. Rice (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
Younger son (with one sister and one brother) of Dr David Rice (1871-), and Evelyn Grace Stenning (1875-1948), of London SW11.
Married (26.07.1947, Royal Military Academy Chapel, Woolwich, Kent) Cheryl Joan Austin Smith (02.12.1919 - 02.2006), elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Austin E. Smith, of Bickley, Kent.
30.08.1915
Hellesdon, St Faith's district, Norfolk
-
03.2006
Oxfordshire
Lt. SRO 22.02.1939 [85929]
Lt. 01.09.1939
WS/Capt. 22.02.1940
Capt. 01.09.1940
A/Maj. 13.12.1944
T/Maj. 13.03.1945
Maj. 01.09.1947 (retd 19.03.1949)
39-45 St - -

Burma Star

Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education:MRCS Eng LRCP Lond 1938; MB BS Lond 1939; MD Lond  (Westminster Hospital) 1947.
22.02.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
01.09.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [short service commission]
1939 - 1940 British Expeditionary Force (France)
1941 - 1946 India (graded pathologist 1943; specialist in pathology 1944)
      Officer in Charge, 9th Indian Field Laboratory RAMC
01.09.1944     permanent commission
1946 - 1947 Officer in Charge, District Laboratory Woolwich
1948 - 1949 Demonstrator in Pathology, Royal Army Medical College
House Surgeon Westminster Hospital & Walsall General Hospital. Director Department of Pathology, General Hospital Nottingham; Pathologist in Charge, Children's Hospital & Highbury Hospital Nottingham & Newark General Hospital.
Rice,
the Rev. Robert James
R.J. Rice
Married ...; one son, one daughter.
27.08.1903
-
?
Chapl. to the Forces 4th cl. (Capt.) 04.05.1944 [313502] (reld 27.12.1946)
04.05.1944     commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department (United Board Chaplain) [emergency commission]
03.1945 - (05.1945) Chaplain, 11th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (NW Europe [the Netherlands, Germany])
Rice-Evans,
James Alverstone Mackworth
J.A.M. Rice-Evans
Married ((06?).1944, Westminster district, London) Elisabeth I. Bennett; two daughters, one son.
08.12.1907
Neath, Breconshire
-
04.06.1980
Dan-y-Castell, Crickhowell, Brecknock district, Powys, Wales
2nd Lt.
02.02.1928 [39447]
Lt.
02.02.1931
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
07.07.1940-06.10.1940
T/Maj.
07.10.1940-26.12.1941
WS/Maj.
27.12.1941
Maj.
02.02.1945
A/Lt.Col.
27.09.1941-26.12.1941
T/Lt.Col.
27.12.1941-16.07.1948
Lt.Col.
17.07.1948 (supernumerary 17.07.1951) (retd 14.04.1957)
T/Col.
21.04.1952-13.04.1957
local Brig.
24.02.1954-13.04.1957
Hon. Col.
14.04.1957
02.02.1928


commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers
(03.1931)


2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Tidworth, UK)
(06.1933)


2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Gibraltar)
(01.1937)


2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Hong Kong)
(01.1939)


1st Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (Blackdown, UK)
23.12.1939
-
30.07.1940
Adjutant, ...
27.09.1941
-
07.1944
Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (UK, NW Europe)
15.11.1944
-
04.01.1945
Deputy President, War Office Selection Board
21.04.1952
-
22.02.1954
President, War Office Selection Board (OCS)
1954?
-
1957?
Garrison Commander, Prospect Garrison Bermuda
14.04.1957
-
08.12.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Rich,
Charles Arthur
J.E.M. Richard
?
-
Cadet
? [901441]
2nd Lt.
02.10.1943 [295306]
WS/Lt.
02.04.1944
T/Capt.
01.12.1945-(04.1946) (reld < 04.1947)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1947
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
11.06.1948
-
02.10.1943
 
 
commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
Richard,
John Ernest Miller
J.E.M. Richard
Son of Walter Miller Richard (1853-1938), and Margaret Cree (1855-1929).
Married ((09?).1931, St George Hanover Square district, London) Gaynor Richards Woosnam (17.08.1900 - 19.04.1933), daughter of Ven. Charles "Maxwell" Woosnam (1856-1930), and Mary Sealy Philipson (1865-1949); one son. Inherited the estate of Kailzie, Peebleshire.
26.10.1894
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
-
1984
2nd Lt.
15.08.1914 [5782]
Lt.
21.04.1915
Capt.
20.01.1917
Maj.
22.09.1933 (retd 24.09.1938)
Lt.Col. TA
30.06.1939
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
Territorial Decoration TD
?
?
15.08.1914


commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
09.04.1916
-
10.07.1916 ADC, ...
24.09.1938
-
24.08.1945
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
30.06.1939
-
14.05.1942
Commanding Officer, 8th Battalion The Royal Scots
?
-
05.09.1951
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Honorary Colonel, 8th Battalion The Royal Scots, 06.08.1956-01.03.1961. Deputy Lieutenant, Peebles, 09.09.1942.
Richards,
Cecil Harvey
C.H. Richards
24.01.1907
Illoggan, Redruth district, Cornwall
-
(12?).1974
Battle district, Sussex
2nd Lt.
08.08.1942 [316522]
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
23.07.1945 (reld 22.03.1952)
T/Maj.
23.07.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
22.03.1952
08.08.1942


commissioned, African Colonial Force, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Richards,
Cecil Edgar
C.E. Richards
?
-
?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.06.1941 [193365]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 1946?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
21.06.1941     commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Richards,
Charles Eric
"Dickie"
C.E. Richards
1908
-
1964
Cadet ? [14291828]
2nd Lt. 22.04.1944 [315124]
WS/Lt. 07.09.1944 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946) *
T/Capt. 07.09.1944-(08.1946)
A/Maj. ?
Hon. Capt. > 08.1946, < 12.1946

* Letter of release dated 29.09.1946

22.04.1944     commissioned, The Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
(1946)     HQ Land Forces, Hong Kong
Richards,
Cuthbert Henry
C.H. Richards
16.09.1917
Lichfield district, Staffordshire
-
(06?).1969
Salford district, Lancashire
2nd Lt.
28.12.1940 [165377]
WS/Lt.
15.12.1941
T/Capt.
15.12.1941-(04.1944)
Mention in Despatches MID
08.06.1943
Iraq, Syria & Persia
?
-
28.12.1940
142nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.12.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Richards,
Charles Henry
C.H. Richards
?
-
WS/RQMS
?
Lt. (QM)
09.10.1942 [248921] (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
Lt. & Paym.
24.05.1949
Capt. & Paym.
18.05.1952 (reld 01.06.1954; disabilty)
Hon. Capt.
01.06.1954
09.10.1942


commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
24.05.1949


transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps [short service commission]
Richards,
David John Bentley
D.J.B. Richards (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Cundick)
From Hampton Bishop, nr. Hereford.
22.03.1914
-
(06?).1983
Macclesfield district, Cheshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.02.1941 [170603]
WS/Lt.
01.08.1942
T/Capt.
10.02.1944-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
21.09.1945
T/Maj.
21.09.1945-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.04.1945
NW Europe 44/45
Military Cross MC
01.03.1945
NW Europe 44/45
?
-
01.02.1941
either Sandhurst or 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.02.1941

commissioned, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Richards,
Leslie Kenneth
L.K. Richards
08.07.1915 ?
-
04.1986 ?
Barnstaple district, Devon ?
2nd Lt.
11.05.1940
WS/Lt.
12.02.1941
T/Capt.
12.02.1941-(04.1944)
T/Maj. ?
?
11.05.1940


commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment [emergency commission]



served with the 8th Gurkhas, Indian Army
Richards,
Malcolm John
L.K. Richards
Son of George Edward Richards, and Edith Mary Richardson, of Wimborne, Dorset.
19.02.1897
Wimborne, Dorset
-
10.1976
Wimborne, Dorset
[buried Colehill]
2nd Lt. 22.04.1915 [11461]
Lt. 01.07.1917
T/Capt. 30.04.1917-07.03.1919,
17.11.1920-31.03.1922
Capt. 10.05.1926
T/Maj. 08.03.1919-19.09.1920
Maj. 03.10.1935
A/Lt.Col. 10.07.1940-09.10.1940
T/Lt.Col. 10.10.1940-27.07.1942
Lt.Col. 28.07.1942 (supernumerary 28.07.1945) (retd 27.10.1948)
A/Col. 06.12.1943-05.06.1944
T/Col. 06.06.1944-(01.1946)
A/Brig. 06.12.1943-05.06.1944
T/Brig. 06.06.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig. 27.10.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 24.08.1944 Italy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 1919 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 20.05.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 05.07.1919 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Officer, Legion of Merit (US) LM 23.05.1947 ?
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? ?
Education: Marlborough (09.1910-10.1914); Staff College (psc).
22.04.1915     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery (served in France & Belgium 09.03.1916-11.11.1918)
30.04.1917 - 07.03.1919 Staff Captain, ... (France)
08.03.1919 - 19.09.1920 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, ... (France)
17.11.1920 - 31.03.1922 Staff Captain, War Office
11.04.1924 - 14.11.1924 specially employed, War Office
08.10.1928 - 07.10.1931 Adjutant, ...
01.02.1936 - 05.02.1938 Air Liaison Officer (General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3)), Southern Command
06.02.1938 - 29.04.1940 Staff Officer, Royal Artillery (General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3)) & Brigade Major, Royal Artillery, ... (Home Forces)
30.04.1940 - 09.07.1940 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Senior Officers' School
1940? - 1942? Commanding Officer, 146th Field Regiment RA
27.09.1942 - 05.06.1943 Assistant Adjutant General, ... (Middle East)
Richardson,
[Sir] Charles Leslie
C.L. Richardson
Son of late Lt.Col. C.W. Richardson, RA, and Mrs Richardson. Married (1947) Audrey Styles (née Jorgensen); one son, one daughter and one step daughter.
Lived at Burrington, nr. Bristol, later at Epsom (1943).
11.08.1908
-
07.02.1994
Betchworth, Surrey
2nd Lt.
30.08.1928 [40407]
Lt.
30.08.1931
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
27.04.1940-26.07.1940
T/Maj.
27.07.1940-03.08.1940,
19.08.1940-26.12.1941
WS/Maj.
27.12.1941
Maj.
30.08.1945
A/Lt.Col.
27.09.1941-26.12.1941
T/Lt.Col.
27.12.1941-31.10.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
01.11.1943
A/Col.
01.05.1943-31.10.1943
T/Col.
01.11.1943-06.07.1947,
06.05.1948-10.08.1949
Col.
11.08.1949 [supernumerary 11.08.1955]
A/Brig.
01.05.1943-31.10.1943
T/Brig.
01.11.1943-06.07.1947,
06.05.1948-31.12.1954
Brig.
01.01.1955
T/Maj.Gen.
18.05.1955-23.04.1956
Maj.Gen.
24.04.1956
Lt.Gen.
27.02.1961
local Gen.
20.01.1965-20.09.1965
Gen.
21.09.1965 (retd 06.04.1971)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1967
New Year 67
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1962
New Year 62
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
13.06.1957
HM's birthday 57
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
21.06.1945
NW Europe
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
18.02.1943
Middle East 05.42-10.42
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.06.1943
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Officer, Legion of Merit (US) LM
15.03.1945
distinguished services in the cause of the Allies
NW Frontier of India 1937-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Wellington College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (King's Medal); Cambridge University (Exhibitioner, Clare College, Cambridge, 1930; 1st Cl. Hons Mech Sciences Tripos; BA; Staff College, Camberley (psc); Imperial Defence College (idc).
30.08.1928


commissioned, Royal Engineers
(03.1931)


served at Cambridge
(06.1933)


served in India
(01.1937)


served in India
(01.1939)


served at Chatham
02.09.1939
-
28.11.1939
Adjutant, ...
1939
-
1940
France & Belgium (Dunkirk)
27.04.1940
-
02.08.1940
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), ...
27.09.1941
-
1942
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ... (Palestine)
1942
-
30.04.1943
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Plans), HQ Eighth Army (N Africa)
01.05.1943
-
31.03.1944
Brigadier General Staff (BGS), Eighth Army (N Africa, Sicily, Italy)
1943


[also?] Deputy Chief of Staff, Fifth US Army
01.04.1944
-
21.05.1944
Chief Liaison Officer, ...
22.05.1944
-
27.08.1945
Brigadier General Staff (BGS) (Plans), 21st Army Group (NW Europe)
28.08.1945
-
23.12.1945
Deputy Chief of Staff, ...
24.12.1945
-
07.05.1946
Chief of Military Division (Brig.), British Control Commission (Berlin, Germany)
08.08.1946
-
27.05.1947
specially employed
28.05.1947
-
05.05.1948
British Army of the Rhine (BAOR)
06.05.1948
-
22.11.1950
Brigadier General Staff (SD), Middle East Land Forces (Egypt)
1950
-
1952
staff appointments, UK
31.01.1952
-
17.04.1953
Brigadier AQ, HQ Western Command
18.06.1953
-
15.05.1955
Commander, 61st Lorried Infantry Brigade 
18.05.1955
-
09.02.1958
Commandant, Royal Military College of Science
29.03.1958
-
17.02.1960
General Officer Commanding, Singapore [Base] District
07.07.1960
-
09.02.1961
Director of Combat Development, War Office
27.02.1961
-
10.04.1963
Director-General of Military Training, War Office
18.04.1963
-
30.11.1964
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern
Command
20.01.1965
-
25.09.1966
Quartermaster General to the Forces, Ministry of Defence & Member of the Army Board
12.12.1966
-
09.03.1971
Master-General of the Ordnance, Ministry of Defence & Member of the Army Board
09.01.1967
-
1970
ADC (General) to the Queen
Chief Royal Engineer, 01.07.1972-14.11.1977. Colonel Commandant, Royal Engineers, 11.07.1962-... Colonel Commandant, RAOC, 01.01.1967-71.
Consultant, International Computers Ltd, 1971-76. Treasurer, Kitchener National Memorial Fund, 1971-81; Chairman, Gordon Boy's School, 1977-87.
Published: Flashback : a soldier's story (1985; autobiography); Send for Freddie : the story of Monty's Chief of Staff, Major General Sir Francis De Guingand (1987); From Churchill's secret circle to the BBC : the biography of Gen. Sir Ian Jacob (1991); contributions to the Dictionary of National Biography
Richardson,
Dermot Lindesay
D.L. Richardson
Younger son of Rev. Chancellor W.A. Richardson, and Mrs Richardson, of Ennisnag, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.
Married ((06?).1949, Bilston district, West Midlands) Frances Margaret Swanson, only daughter of Mr & Mrs J.L. Swanson, of Wergs Hall, nr Wolverhampton. She remarried ((06?).1956, Epping district, Essex) Capt. David Frederick Manley Archibald, RA (10.07.1927-).
06.07.1911
-
1949
Rinteln, Germany
2nd Lt. 27.08.1931 [52706]
Lt. 27.08.1934
Capt. 27.08.1939
A/Maj. 15.09.1940-14.12.1940
T/Maj. 15.12.1940-23.12.1943
WS/Maj. 24.12.1943
Maj. 01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col. 24.09.1943-23.12.1943
T/Lt.Col. 24.12.1943-(04.1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 26.06.1947 Netherlands East Indies 46
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
27.08.1931     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
(061933)     2nd Battalion The King's Regiment (Aldershot)
(01.1937)     2nd Battalion The King's Regiment (Devonport)
08.01.1938 - (01.1939) Adjutant, Depot, The King's Regiment (Seaforth (Liverpool))
15.09.1940 - (04.1941) Brigade Major, HQ Mersey Garrison, West Lancashire Area (Western Command)
24.09.1943 - (04.1944) General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) Plans, Combined Operations Advice, Combined Operations HQ
Ricketts,
Abdy Henry Gough
A.H.G. Ricketts
Son of Lt.Col. P.E. Ricketts, DSO, MVO, and L.C. Ricketts (née Morant).
Married (1932) Joan Warre,
daughter of E.T. Close, Camberley; one son, one daughter.
08.12.1905
-
16.01.1993
[Shepton Mallet, Somerset?]
2nd Lt.
03.09.1925 [33748]
Lt.
03.09.1927
Capt.
05.06.1937
A/Maj.
27.07.1940-26.10.1940
T/Maj.
27.10.1940-12.07.1942
WS/Maj.
13.07.1942
Maj.
03.09.1942
local Lt.Col.
26.05.1941-12.04.1942
A/Lt.Col.
13.04.1942-12.07.1942
T/Lt.Col.
13.07.1942-18.12.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
09.09.1944
Lt.Col.
14.12.1948
A/Col.
09.03.1944-08.09.1944
T/Col.
09.09.1944-24.03.1949
Col.
25.03.1949 (supernumerary 25.03.1955)
A/Brig.
20.10.1944-19.04.1945
T/Brig.
20.04.1945-15.12.1949,
01.10.1951-14.02.1953,
23.02.1953-07.12.1953
Brig.
08.12.1953 (retd 30.06.1957)
T/Maj.Gen.
21.09.1955-10.10.1955,
20.10.1955-11.01.1957
Hon. Maj.Gen.
30.06.1957
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
04.04.1952
Malaya 07-12.51
Distinguished Service Order DSO
17.01.1946
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
26.04.1945
Burma
Officer, Legion of Merit (US) LM
30.10.1953
Korea

NW Frontier of India 1930-31 Medal & Clasp

Education: Winchester; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1924); psc
03.09.1925


commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry
1927


Shanghai Defence Force
1930


NW Frontier, India (medal and clasp)
06.11.1934
-
05.11.1938
Adjutant, ... (Territorial Army)
13.01.1940
-
25.06.1940
Staff Captain, ...
01.07.1940
-
02.09.1940
Brigade Major, ...
03.09.1940
-
25.05.1941
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
26.05.1941
-
26.07.1941
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Instructor), ...
27.07.1941
-
14.10.1941
Brigade Major, ...
15.10.1941
-
12.04.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
13.04.1942
-
18.12.1943
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
09.03.1944
-
19.10.1944
Second-in-Command, 3rd (West African) Infantry Brigade (2nd Chindit Expedition)
20.10.1944
-
14.08.1945
Commander, 4th (West Africa) Infantry Brigade (Chindit Expedition)
15.08.1945
-
31.07.1946
Commander, ... Brigade
01.01.1947
-
06.11.1949
Commander, ... Brigade
15.12.1949
-
09.09.1951
Colonel, General Staff (Operations & Staff Duties), Far Eastern Land Forces (Malaya)
09.10.1951
-
17.02.1952
Commander, 29th Infantry Brigade (Korea)
23.05.1952
-
28.11.1952
Commander, [29th?] Infantry Brigade (Korea)
23.02.1953
-
21.01.1955
Assistant Commandant, School of Land/Air Warfare
18.03.1955
-
20.09.1955
General Officer Commanding, Cyprus District
21.09.1955
-
10.10.1955
Director of Security, Cyprus
20.10.1955
-
18.10.1956
General Officer Commanding, Cyprus District
30.06.1957
-
08.12.1963
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Colonel, Durham Light Infantry, 1965-68; Deputy Colonel, The Light Infantry (Durham), 1968-70. DL Somerset, 1968-90. 
Rickwood,
John Edward Welsh
"Rickie"
J.E.W. Rickwood

Son of William Edward Rickwood (1886-?), and Cordelia Edith Welsh (1888-?).
12.02.1917
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
09.1974
North Carolina, USA
2nd Lt.
23.11.1938 [78779]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
18.01.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.  
03.03.1943
Capt. RARO
23.11.1948
Hon. Maj.
23.11.1948



late Cadet, Hurstpierpoint College Contingent, Offier Training Corps

23.11.1938
 
 
commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps - Supplementary Reserve
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized
?
- 1945? No 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA ("Popski's Private Army") (Italy & Austria) [from 01.09.1945 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) (Operations)]
23.11.1948
-
29.12.1956
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [on appointment to Canadian military forces]
Riddel,
William Lauder
W.L. Riddel
Son of Robert and Phyllis Mary Riddel, of Edinburgh.
1921 ?
-
27.05.1945
(KIA) [age 24]
[Delhi War Cemetery, India, 2.K.13]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.09.1941 [207822]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
[A/?]Capt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma
27.09.1941


commissioned, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
?
-
27.05.1945
attached, 10th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
Riddell-Webster,
Sir Thomas Sheridan
T.S. Riddell-Webster T.S. Riddell-Webster
T.S. Riddell-Webster

Son of late John Riddell­Webster and Mrs Riddell­Webster of Priorsgate, St Andrews.
Married (1920) Harriet Hill, daughter of Colonel Sir Alexander Sprot, 1st Baronet; two sons.
° papers
12.02.1886
[Priorsgate, St Andrews ?]
-
25.05.1974
[Lintrose, Coupar­Angus, Perthshire ?]
2nd Lt.
16.08.1905 [1505]
...
...
Maj.Gen.
01.04.1938, seniority 21.12.1937
local Lt.Gen.
07.01.1941-09.03.1941
A/Lt.Gen.
10.03.1941-14.04.1941
Lt.Gen.
15.04.1941
Gen.
01.11.1942 (retd 27.04.1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1939
HM's birthday 39
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.02.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
?
16.08.1905


commissioned, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
...
-
...
...
01.04.1938
-
28.08.1939

Director of Movements and Quartering, The War Office

29.08.1939
-
06.01.1941
Deputy Quartermaster-General to the Forces, War Office (London)
10.03.1941
-
15.10.1941
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, India
16.10.1941
-
19.07.1942
Lieutenant-General in charge of Administration, Middle East
14.03.1942
-
(01.1946)
Quartermaster-General to the Forces, War Office (London)
Rigby,
Henry
H. Rigby
Son of Boyd and Mary Elizabeth Rigby; husband of Ethel Rigby, of Londonderry, Northallerton.
1909 ?
-
18.06.1944

air raid casualty, London (while on leave) [age 35]

[Leeming (St John the Baptist) Churchyard, grave G.1]]
Cadet
? [T/44799]
2nd Lt.
18.12.1943 [303774]
WS/Lt.
18.12.1943
1928


joined Royal Army Service Corps as a Private



saw service in Germany, Palestine, Dunkirk, Ceylon, was involved in advance on Tobruk 1940 with General Wavell's Army
18.12.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Rigby,
Thomas
T. Rigby
Only son of George Henry Rigby (?-1946), solicitor, and Caroline Florence Male, of London W1.
Married (1925) Ruth Ramsay Brown, daughter of Rev. G.E. Brown, of Sydney, Australia; one son, one daughter.
Residence: (1944) Frinton-on-Sea.
11.11.1897
Wallgrave, Berkshire
-
27.07.1969

Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk
2nd Lt. 27.10.1915 [13451]
Lt. 01.07.1917
A/Capt. 03.09.1918-08.09.1918,
19.09.1918-08.05.1919
Capt. 27.10.1928
Maj. 21.01.1937
A/Lt.Col. 10.05.1940-09.08.1940
T/Lt.Col. 10.08.1940-23.01.1942
WS/Lt.Col. 24.01.1942
Lt.Col. 01.02.1944
A/Col. 24.07.1941-23.01.1942
T/Col. 24.01.1942-30.12.1944
Col. 31.12.1944 (retd 15.07.1949)
A/Brig. 24.07.1941-23.01.1942
T/Brig. 24.01.1942-15.07.1949
Hon. Brig. 15.07.1949
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 09.06.1949 HM's birthday 49 [recommendation available upon request]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 24.08.1944 Italy [recommendation available upon request]
Military Cross MC 01.01.1919 France & Flanders
Mention in Despatches MID 23.09.1943 N Africa
Education: Sandroyd; Winchester College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
27.10.1915     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
18.04.1916 - 11.11.1918 served in France & Belgium (wounded) (MC)
1918 - 1919 served in Germany
1919 - 1928 Lt “L” Battery Royal Horse Artillery (RHA)
1932 - 1933 Staff College, Camberley (psc)
20.12.1935 - 08.07.1937 General Staff Officer, grade 3 (GSO3), Northern Command, India
09.07.1937 - 31.07.1939 Staff Officer Royal Artillery, India
01.09.1939 - 09.05.1940 Instructor (General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2)), Senior Officers' School
10.05.1940 - 02.08.1940 Assistant Quartermaster General (AQMG), General Headquarters (GHQ), British Expeditionary Force (BEF) & 10 Corps
03.08.1940 - 23.07.1941 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), 38th Infantry Division
24.07.1941 - 31.07.1942 Deputy Director Military Operations (Home), War Office
1942? - 1942? Commanding Officer, 30th Field Regiment RA
1942 - 1944 Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), 46th (North Midland) Infantry Division (North Africa, Italy) (DSO, despatches)
16.10.1944 - (01.)1946 Deputy Director (Operations), Royal Artillery (DDRA), Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
03.1946 - 07.1949 Brigadier Royal Artillery (BRA), General Headquarters (GHQ), Middle East Land Forces (MELF) (CB)
15.07.1949 - 11.11.1955 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Fruit grower since 1949. OStJ, 1951.
Rigden,
Leonard Fownes
L.F. Rigden
Son of Percy Fownes Rigden, and Lucy Jane Maguire.
Married (24.03.1949, Liverpool, Lancashire) Elsie Village (06.10.1910 - 05.1991), daughter of John Village (1888-1964), and Lillie Florence Marten (1889-1966); one son, one daughter.
28.04.1917
Toxteth Park district, Lancashire
-
11.1987
Bromley district, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 18.01.1941 [166122]
WS/Lt. 18.07.1942
Lt. 01.05.1947, seniority 18.07.1942
Capt. 12.12.1949
Maj. 01.01.1953
Lt.Col. ?
Territorial Decoration TD 14.09.1956 -
Territorial Decoration TD 15.11.1960 1st clasp
Territorial Decoration TD 15.07.1966 2nd clasp
? - 18.01.1941 either 151st of 152nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.01.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
01.05.1947     Territorial Army
18.07.1966     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Riley,
John Cecil
J.C. Riley
Married Mary ...; one son.
04.02.1915
-
02.05.2008

Chislehurst, Greater London
2nd Lt. TA
01.09.1934
2nd Lt.
30.01.1937 [631209]
...
...
Capt.
30.01.1945
...
...
Maj.
30.01.1950 (retd 21.06.1958)
Education: Rossall School
01.09.1934
 
 
commissioned, 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry - Territorial Army
30.01.1937


commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment
...
-
...
...
Riley,
John Francis
J.F. Riley
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Capt. Gerard Brook Riley, OBE, RN (1881-1943), and Margery Ethel Polwhele (1890-1965).
Brother of Capt. Paul Brook Riley, RAMC.
22.08.1916
Hendon district
-
30.06.1940
[age 23]
[Ashtead (St Giles) Churchyard, Surrey, grave 1043]
2nd Lt. 27.08.1936 [69052]
Lt. 27.08.1939
A?/T?/Capt. ?
27.08.1936     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(01.1937)     Young Officers' Course, Larkhill
(01.1939) - 30.06.1940 24th Field Regiment RA (Aldershot, then France & Belgium) (died of wounds sustained in action in Belgium)
Riley,
Kenneth Adrian
K.A. Riley
Son of ... Riley, and ... Drew.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
13.03.1921
Islington district, London
-
03.2015 still alive
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.11.1941 [219592]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 22.04.1953)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 22.04.1953
Lt. 06.01.1958 (reld 01.09.1975)
A/Maj. (1970)
Hon. Lt.Col. 01.09.1975
Cadet Forces Medal CFM 31.03.1970 -
21.11.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
06.01.1958 - 01.09.1975 Lt., Stamford School Contingent, Combined Cadet Force, Territorial Army
His son writes: "Saw service in Germany (Belsen) and India. He then served in the colonial service in Tanganyika."
Riley,
Kenneth Ronald Joseph
K.R.J. Riley
Son of George Baker Riley (1893-), and Emily Catherine Holland, of Lenham Heath, Kent.
22.01.1919
Camberwell district, London
-
20.04.1945
(KIA) [age 26]
[Naples War Cemetery, Italy, IV.G.14]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 16.08.1942 [259335]
WS/Lt. 16.02.1943
A/Capt. 13.10.1943-(04.1944)
16.08.1942     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
(04.1944) - 20.04.1945 seconded for service with Special Operations Executive (SOE) in Italy
Riley,
Paul Brook
P.B. Riley
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Capt. Gerard Brook Riley, OBE, RN (1881-1943), and Margery Ethel Polwhele (1890-1965).
Brother of Capt. John Francis Riley, RA.
Married (10.11.1943, Selkirk, Scotland) Esther Georgina Martin, younger daughter of William Martin, and Mrs. Martin, of Hutlerburn, Selkirk; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
(09?).1915
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
Lt. 22.09.1939 [101260]
WS/Capt. 22.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Education: St Thomas's  Hospital; MB, BS Lond 1942, MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1939.
22.09.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Factory doctor for the District of Frodingham, Lincolnshire, 1965. Late hospital physician Royal Hospital Bristol. Registrat Britsol Maternity Hospital. General practitioner, Langhurst, Hawick, Roxburghshire (Haddon, Macalister & Riley).
Rimbault,
Geoffrey [Acworth]
G. Rimbault

Son of late Arthur Henry Rimbault, London.
Married (1933) Joan (died 1991), daughter of late Thomas Hallet­Fry, Beckenham, Kent; one son.
17.04.1908
Braxted Park, Streatham, London
-
20.10.1991
Bovey Tracey, Devon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.02.1930
Lt.
01.02.1933
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
27.07.1940-16.09.1940,
19.09.1940-27.10.1940
T/Maj.
28.10.1940-12.07.1942,
21.07.1942-22.05.1944
WS/Maj.
23.05.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946
Brev. Lt.Col.
01.07.1951
A/Lt.Col.
23.02.1944-22.05.1944
T/Lt.Col.
23.05.1944-29.02.1952
Lt.Col.
06.08.1952 (Emp. List (1) 15.04.1954)
A/Col.
22.05.1945-17.08.1945
T/Col.
01.03.1952-05.06.1954
Col.
06.06.1954
A/Brig.
22.05.1945-17.08.1945
T/Brig.
13.08.1954-05.06.1958
Brig.
06.06.1958 (retd 21.07.1961)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
10.06.1954
East Africa
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.06.1945
?
Military Cross MC
1936
night patrol Palestine

Palestine 1936-39 Medal and Clasp

Education: Dulwich College



entered the Regular Army from the Territorial Army, having served in the Cavalry Squadron of the Inns of Court Regiment and also the 12th London Regiment (The Rangers)
01.02.1930


commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
1931
-
1936
served with the 1st Battalion (Cawnpore, Calcutta & Waziristan [India])
13.09.1936
-
08.01.1937
Staff Captain, 1st Battalion (Palestine & Trans-Jordan) (temporary)
23.05.1938
-
(01.)1939
Assistant Instructor (Class GG to 31.07.1938), Small Arms School (Hythe Wing)
1939
-
30.04.1940
Assistant Instructor (Class GG to 31.07.1938), Staff College, Camberley
1940
-
1946
served North Africa, Anzio, Italy and Palestine:
01.05.1940
-
16.09.1940
Brigade Major, 54th Infantry Brigade
19.09.1940
-
11.03.1941
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, HQ Gibraltar Command
12.03.1941
-
12.02.1942
Brigade Major, ...
13.02.1942
-
12.07.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Gibraltar Command
21.07.1942
-
17.07.1943
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 1st Corps District HQ
1943
-
1944?
Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment (Anzio, Italy)
1944?
-
1945?
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment (Italy)
22.05.1945
-
17.08.1945
acting Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade (Palestine, Syria, Palestine, Syria)
1947
-
1948
Commander, Lancastrian Brigade ITC
15.03.1948
-
20.11.1949
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office (concerned with military training)
16.12.1949
-
07.02.1952
Chief Instructor (General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)), Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
01.03.1952
-
30.11.1953
Chief of Staff (Col.), HQ East Africa Command
01.12.1953
-
20.06.1954
Deputy Chief of Staff, East Africa
13.08.1954
-
1957
Commander, 131st (Surrey & Sussex) Infantry Brigade (TA)
1958
-
1961
Deputy Commander, Aldershot Garrison
Director, Army Sport Control Board, 1961-1973. Played first-class cricket, 1934/35-1938.
Colonel, The Loyal Regiment, 14.02.1959-25.03.1970. Life Vice-President, Surrey County Cricket Club (President, 1982-83). Liveryman, Mercers' Co., 1961, Master, 1970-71. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Surrey, 1971.
Rimmer,
Harold
H. Rimmer
1908
-
Cadet ? [14649983]
2nd Lt. 08.10.1944 [331332]
WS/Lt. 08.04.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
 
08.10.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section) [emergency commission]
Rishworth,
John Hugh
J.H. Rishworth
30.09.1894
Bradford, North Bierley district, West Riding of Yorkshire

-
19.12.1950
Holderness district, East Riding of Yorkshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.01.1918 [21487]
Lt. 30.07.1919
Capt. ?
Maj. 19.10.1930 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
A/Lt.Col. 28.08.1940-(10.1944)
T/Lt.Col. 1945?
Hon. Lt.Col. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Territorial Decoration TD 28.01.1943 -
 
? - 30.01.1918 Officer Cadet Unit
30.01.1918     commissioned, 4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment - Territorial Force
15.11.1922     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army (50th (Northampton) Divisional Train RASC)
? - 22.05.1939 General List, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
22.05.1939     Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
1945? - 19.04.1950 Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Ritchie,
George Lee
G.L. Ritchie
Son of Surgeon Captain George Lee Ritchie, MC, RN.
30.08.1914 
London

-

10.1998
Mendip, Somerset
Lt.
28.09.1939 [107964]
WS/Capt.
10.02.1940
Capt.
28.09.1940
A/Maj.
10.11.1939-09.02.1940
T/Maj.
10.02.1940-11.08.1941,
04.03.1942-05.02.1945
WS/Maj.
06.02.1945
Maj.
28.09.1947
A/Lt.Col.
06.11.1944-05.02.1945
T/Lt.Col. 06.02.1945-17.03.1946,
08.10.1956-13.08.1957
Lt.Col.
14.08.1957 (retd 03.04.1961)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1959
New Year 59
1939-1945 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; General Service Medal & clasp Malaya
Education: MB, ChB (Aberdeen, 1937); DPH (1939); DTM&H Eng (1954); DIH (1955; London & Soc Apoth)
28.09.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [from emergency commission, now short service commission]
1941
-
1943
Middle East Forces
1943
-
1944
Malta & Central Mediterranean Forces
28.09.1944


permanent commission
1944
-
1946
Assistant Director of Hygiene, HQ 1 and 2 District (Central Mediterranean Forces)
01.04.1947
-
31.03.1949
seconded to Ministry of Food (East Africa)
1951
-
1954
Far East Land Forces
1956
-
1958
Army School of Health
1958
-
1960
Assistant Director of Army Health, HQ 17th Gurkha Division/Overseas Commonwealth Land Forces (Far East)
1960
-
1961
Assistant Professor of Army Health, Royal Army Medical College (specialist in hygiene/army health)
Ritchie,
Sir Neil Methuen
N.M. Ritchie




2nd son of late Dugald MacDugald and Anna Catherine (Leggatt) Ritchie of Restholme, Liss, Hants. Married (04.12.1937) Catherine Taylor, daughter of James A. Minnes, Kingston, Ontario; one son, one daughter.
29.07.1897 
Essequibo, nr.
Georgetown, British Guyana

-

11.12.1983 
Toronto, Canada
2nd Lt.
16.12.1914 [9334]
Lt.
02.10.1915
T/Capt.
02.03.1916-21.04.1916
A/Capt.
22.04.1916-18.11.1917
Capt.
19.11.1917
Bt. Maj.
01.07.1933
Maj.
02.06.1934
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1936
Lt.Col.
03.01.1938
Col.
26.08.1939, seniority 01.01.1939
A/Brig.
22.12.1939-21.06.1940
T/Brig.
22.06.1940-27.10.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
28.10.1940-27.10.1941
T/Maj.Gen.
28.10.1941-13.07.1942, 11.09.1942-02.04.1944
WS/Maj.Gen.
03.04.1944
Maj.Gen.
18.05.1944, seniority 25.12.1943
A/Lt.Gen.
27.11.1941-13.07.1942, 19.11.1943-02.04.1944
T/Lt.Gen.
03.04.1944-29.10.1945
Lt.Gen.
30.10.1945, seniority 21.12.1944
Gen.
23.04.1947, seniority 05.10.1946 (retd 29.08.1951)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
07.06.1951
HM's birthday 51
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
05.07.1945
NW Europe
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.07.1940
services in the field
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
12.06.1947
HM's birthday 47
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Distinguished Service Order DSO
25.08.1917
Mesopotamia
Military Cross MC
15.02.1919
Egypt *
Mention in Despatches MID
26.07.1940
operations in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
30.06.1942
Middle East 07.41-10.41
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Virtuti Militari, 5th cl. (Poland) (15.05.1942); Commander Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre (France) (1945); Knight Commander of the Order of Orange Nassau (Holland) (1945; LG 17.10.1946); Commander, Order of Merit (USA) (1945; LG 16.01.1948); Commander (02.08.1960), Knight  (02.07.1963) of Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
* During the action against the Turkish Tabsor position on September 19th, 1918, and during the subsequent advance, he was invariably to the fore and set a fine example of coolness, courage and utter disregard of danger. When the regiment occupied the El Medjel position on the evening of September 19th, 1918, Capt. Ritchie carried a Lewis gun up part of the way as its carrier was exhausted, and thereby materially assisted in driving off an enemy picquet which was holding up the attack on top of the hill. His services throughout the two attacks, and the subequent trying marches, were of inestimable value to the regiment.

Education: Lancing College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (psc)
16.12.1914


commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
1914
-
1919
served European War (1st Battalion The Black Watch, France 1915 (wounded at Loos); 2nd Battalion The Black Watch, Mesopotamia 1916-17, Palestine 1918; despatches, DSO, MC)
05.01.1917
-
28.02.1921
Adjutant, ...
18.07.1923
-
30.09.1927
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office (temporary)
1929
-
1930
Staff College, Camberley
02.04.1933
-
01.04.1937
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Northern Command, India
03.01.1938


transferred to the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
03.01.1938
-
1939
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) (Palestine (despatches))
26.08.1939
-
21.12.1939
Instructor (General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)), Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
22.12.1939
-
25.06.1940
Brigadier General Staff, II Corps (France)
26.06.1940
-
27.10.1940
Brigadier General Staff, Southern Command (UK)
28.10.1940
-
14.06.1941
General Officer Commanding, 51st (Highland) Infantry Division (UK)
15.06.1941
-
26.11.1941
Deputy Chief of General Staff, Middle East Command
27.11.1941
-
13.07.1942
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 8th Army (Libya, Middle East)
11.09.1942
-
18.11.1943
General Officer Commanding, 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division (UK)
1943
-
1945
Commander, XII Corps (NW Europe)
16.06.1945
-
1947
General Officer Commanding­in­Chief, Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle
02.1947
-
03.10.1949
Commander­in­Chief, Far East Land Forces
22.03.1950
-
01.08.1951
Commander, British Army Staff, Washington, and Military Member of the Joint Services Mission, Washington
29.08.1951
-
29.07.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
ADC General to the King, 15.11.1948-29.08.1951. Colonel, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment), 24.05.1950-19.06.1952. Honorary Colonel, 5 King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), 01.04.1948-01.04.1958. Honorary Colonel, 59 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Lanark & Renfrew Scottish), 1950-1959. Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers), 1946.
Insurance executive, Canada (President & Director, The Mercantile & General Reinsurance Co. of Canada Ltd.  since 1954; Director, Tanqueray Gordon & Co. (Can.) Ltd.), 1951-. Played first class cricket, 1931-1932.

Ritchie,
Stewart John
"Jack"
S.J. Ritchie

Son of Maj. Robert Ritchie, Royal Artillery, and Eva Ritchie.
Married (1927) Doris Margaretta McLaughlin; one son (who had as offspring the well-known film director Guy [Stewart] Ritchie).
20.01.1899
Woolwich, Greater London
-
12.06.1940

St Valery, France
(KIA) [age 42]

[Dunkirk Memorial, column 123]
2nd Lt.
21.12.1917 [15386]
Lt.
21.06.1919
Capt.
04.04.1929
Maj.
11.02.1939
Military Cross MC
15.02.1919
Belgium 09.1918 *
Mention in Despatches MID
23.07.1937
Palestine
British War Medal; Victory Medal
* For gallantry and initiative in leading his platoon on September 28th, 1918, in the attack on the Broodseinde Ridge. He displayed the greatest coolness on October 2nd, 1918, when his company was ordered to withdraw slightly, handled his men with great skill under very heavy machine-gun fire, and successfully rallied them on the objective.
21.12.1917


commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
21.03.1918
-
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium (1st Battalion, but attached to 7th Battalion)
(03.1931)
(06.1933)
(01.1937)
(01.1939)
-



(01.1939)



1st Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders:
Dover (for Palestine)
Egypt (for Hong Kong)
Shanghai (temporary)
?
-
12.06.1940
2nd Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (UK, France)
Rivers-Bulkeley,
Robert Arthur Henry
R.A.H. Rivers-Bulkeley
Son of Capt. Thomas Henry Rivers-Bulkeley, CMG, MVO (1876-1914), and Evelyn Pelly.
Married 1st (01.06.1937) Anne Charmian Fane (13.03.1916-15.02.1990) (divorced 1949); one daughter.
Married 2nd Elisabeth Charlotte Marie Neustadl (30.04.1924 - 19.12.2006), stockbroker.
16.01.1914
-
(03?).2007
Scotland
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.08.1935
Lt.
30.08.1938
A/Capt.
06.04.1941-05.07.1941
T/Capt.
06.07.1941-29.08.1943
Capt.
30.08.1943
A/Maj.
12.08.1943-11.11.1943
T/Maj.
12.11.1943-21.02.1944,
20.03.1945-(01.1946)
Maj.
30.08.1948 (retd 06.07.1949)
Mention in Despatches MID
30.06.1942
?
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp



from Supplementary List Reserve of Officers
30.06.1935


commissioned, Scots Guards
...
-
...
...
Rivett-Carnac,
John Claude Thurlow
J.C.T. Rivett-Carnac
Son of John Thurlow Rivett-Carnac (1856-1948), late Imp. Indian Police, and Edith Emily Brownlow (died 1950).
Married 1st (1923) Ola Jane (died 09.02.1953), daughter of S. Wilson, of Maine, USA; one daughter.
Married 2nd (06.06.1953), Hon. Evelyn (died 26.04.1967) (who married 1930, Gp.Capt. Eustace Jack Linton Hope, AFC, killed in action 1941; two sons, 1 daughter), 2nd daughter of 1st Baron Riverdale; one son.
Residence: Bildeston, Suffolk.
14.06.1888
-
(09?).1975
Eastbourne district
Capt. IA
1918
2nd Lt.
14.01.1944 [306801]
WS/Maj.
14.04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Military Cross MC
02.04.1919 
 *
King's Police Medal KPM
1922
?
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 24th October, 1918. He pushed forward with great determination to reconnoitre the Zab river, which he succeeded in crossing. He then established his patrol in some old enemy trenches overlooking the river, and with their assistance, captured one officer and several men and horses. As hostile patrols were eventually working round his flanks, he was forced to withdraw, bringing back his prisoners and rendering a valuable report as to the enemy's dispositions, and the crossing over the river.
Education: Eastbourne College
Joined Indian Police 1909, retired 1928. 
WW I


commissioned, Indian Army Reserve of Officers



served in Great War 1914-18 with 13 Lancers and 35 Scinde Horse Indian Army (Mesopotamia)
14.01.1944
 
 
commissioned, General List [emergency commission]



Lt.Col. Military government (North Africa, Italy, France and Germany), Chief of Public Safety, Southern France with the American 6th Army and Senior Public Safety Officer Aachen region, Germany with 21st Army Group
Chief constable Isle of Ely 1931-57, of Huntingdonshire 1928-57.
Rivett-Carnac,
John Templeton
J.T. Rivett-Carnac

21.04.1906
Plomesgate district, Suffolk
-
2nd Lt.
04.02.1926 [34599]
Lt.
04.02.1929
Capt.
01.04.1937
A/Maj.
25.03.1941-24.06.1941
T/Maj.
25.06.1941-03.02.1943
Maj.
04.02.1943 (reld 30.04.1948)
NW Frontier of India (Loe Agra) 1935 Medal & Clasp
04.02.1926


commissioned, The Duke of Wellngton's Regiment (West Riding)
...
-
...
...
Riviere,
Daniel Claude Briton
D.C.B. Riviere
Son of Bernard Beryl and Veronica Riviere.
18.11.1923
-
16.02.1974
Holt, North Walshma district, Norfolk
[Wiveton War Memorial, Norfolk]
Cadet
? [6480533]
2nd Lt.
31.10.1943 [299455]
WS/Lt.
01.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. TA
20.09.1948
A/Capt. TA
30.10.1950-17.11.1950
Capt. TA
18.11.1950, seniority 30.10.1950
Lt. TA
05.03.1953, seniority 18.11.1946 (reverted at own request)
Hon. Capt.
14.07.1954
31.10.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.)1944


Officer Commanding, 1 Troop, "C" Squadron 13th/18th Hussars (Normandy / NW Europe)
20.09.1948


transferred to Inns of Court Regiment - Territorial Army
14.07.1954


Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Land agent (chartered surveyor) & naturalist.
Rixon,
Arthur John
A.J. Rixon
13.08.1914
Poole, Dorset
-
11.12.1971
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.08.1942 [242166]
WS/Lt.
10.02.1943
WS/Capt.
04.1945 (initially released 14.09.1946, but obviously stayed on or re-enlisted and finally relinquished his commission 18.11.1953)
A/Maj.
02.1946
T/Maj.
1946
Hon. Maj.
18.11.1953
Mention in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
10.08.1942


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
11.02.1943


transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers (Transportation Section)
Rixon,
John Alan
J.A. Rixon
?
-
2nd Lt.
19.12.1942 [255543]
WS/Lt.
19.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
19.12.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Roach,
Geoffrey
G. Roach
Son of Charles Ernest Roach.
Married Dora Bevan (28.09.1916 - 16.03.1972), daughter of Max Bevan; one daughter.
06.09.1911
-
1977
2nd Lt. 29.05.1935 [65387]
Lt. 29.05.1938
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
Inspector of Motor Transport (07.)1941-(04.)1942
T/Capt. 03.12.1939-(10.1940),
07.03.1941-09.02.1943
WS/Capt. 10.02.1943-(04.1947)
A/Maj. 04.03.1942-(07.)1942
T/Maj. 10.02.1943-(04.1944)
Joined Great Western Railways (Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Department) - Swindon Station, 06.09.1928 ([apprentice] fitter & turner, then fitter, then draughtsman, then working staff, then weekly staff).
29.05.1935     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
(11.1939) - (07.1944) Employed List (Category B)
(10.1943) - (07.1944) seconded
(10.1944) - (04.1946) Unemployed List (Category B)
12.03.1947 - 06.09.1966 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
His grandchild writes: "Trained at Aldershot, joined as Captain went to North Africa as a Major, then to Palestine as Colonel and ended up as head of transport police in Palestine then finally joined an oil company still attached to the war department according to diary kept by my departed grandmother."
Robb,
Andrew George
A.G. Robb
Married Antonina (née ...).
20.03.1901
Dunedin, New Zealand
-
12.1974
2nd Lt.
14.05.1945 [348222]
WS/Lt.
14.08.1945
T/Capt.
14.08.1945-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
? (reld 26.05.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
26.05.1946
Employed by the Colonial Service, living in Malaya.
1932
-
1938
Johore Volunteer Engineers
1939
-
1942
1st Perak Battalion, Federation of Malay States Volunteers
06.04.1942
-
02.02.1944
Lieutenant, G Branch, Land Headquarters, Australian Intelligence Corps (Service Number - V147996)
14.05.1945


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
Surveyor. Retired to Christchurch New Zealand with his wife.
Roberton,
William Richard Stewart

W.R.S. Roberton (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Epps)
Married Isobel ...; one daughter.
22.01.1899
-
21.11.1960
Haslemere
2nd Lt. 21.12.1917
... ...
Capt. 09.03.1929 (half-pay 14.11.1933) (retd 26.05.1934)
21.12.1917     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
? - ? ?
Roberts,
Emrys Owen
E.O. Roberts
Married ...; ... children.
18.10.1911
-
(03?).1978
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
2nd Lt. 06.02.1940 [118242]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
12.1939     enlisted
06.02.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers(Transportation) [emergency commission]
      served in India
(10.1941) - (04.1946) Unemployed List
Worked for London Scottish Midland Railways.
Roberts,
George Philip Bradley
"Pip"
G.P.B. Roberts
Photo: Command and General Staff College Photo: Command and General Staff College
Son of Lt.Col. Wiliam Bradley Roberts, DSO.
Married 1st (1936) Désirée (died 1979), daughter of Major A.B. Godfray, Jersey; two sons, two daughters.
Married 2nd (1980) Annie Cornelia, daughter of Lt­Col F.E.W. Toussieng, Kt of Dannebrog, and widow of Brig. J. K. Greenwood, OBE.


Residence indicated as: Durban, S Africa (1942/43), then London (1943).

05.11.1906
-
05.11.1997

East Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.02.1926 [34890]
Lt.
04.02.1929
Capt.
30.09.1936
A/Maj.
16.03.1940-15.06.1940
T/Maj.
16.06.1940-19.07.1940,
17.10.1940-03.01.1942
WS/Maj.
04.01.1942
Maj.
04.02.1943
A/Lt.Col.
04.10.1941-03.01.1942
T/Lt.Col.
04.01.1942-25.01.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
26.01.1943
A/Col.
23.07.1942-14.08.1942,
21.08.1942-25.01.1943
T/Col.
26.01.1943-05.12.1944
WS/Col.
06.12.1944
A/Brig.
23.07.1942-14.08.1942,
21.08.1942-25.01.1943
T/Brig.
26.01.1943-05.12.1944
A/Maj.Gen.
06.12.1943-05.12.1944
T/Maj.Gen.
06.12.1944-17.06.1947
Maj.Gen.
18.06.1947, seniority 24.03.1945 (retd 11.09.1949)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.02.1945
NW Europe
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.08.1942
Middle East
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.01.1943
Middle East
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.07.1943
North Africa
Military Cross MC
08.07.1941
Middle East 12.40-02.41
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Officier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
?
Croix de Guerre avec palmes (France) CdeG
?
?

Education: Marlborough; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
04.02.1926


commissioned, Royal Tank Corps (initially stationed at Lydd)
1928
-
(03.)1931
served, 3rd Armoured Car Company, Royal Tank Corps (Egypt)
1931
-
1933
served ... (Egypt)
21.01.1933
-
20.01.1937
Assistant Instructor, Tank Driving & Maintenance School (Bovington, Dorset, UK)
01.1937
-
06.12.1938
served, 6th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Egypt)
07.12.1938
-
15.03.1940
Adjutant, 6th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Egypt)
16.03.1940
-
12.1940
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, 7th Armoured Division (N Africa)
12.1940


Brigade Major, 4th Armoured Brigade (N Africa)
03.1941


General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), 7th Armoured Division (N Africa)
04.10.1941
-
03.01.1942
Assistant Quartermaster-General, XXX Corps (N Africa)
04.01.1942


Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (N Africa)
23.07.1942
-
17.09.1942
Commander, 22nd Armoured Brigade Group (Egypt), redesignated:
17.09.1942
-
20.01.1943
Commander, 22nd Armoured Brigade (Egypt, Libya)
20.01.1943
-
25.01.1943
acting General Officer Commanding, 7th Armoured Division (Lybia)
26.01.1943
-
12.03.1943
...
13.03.1943
-
19.06.1943
Commander, 26th Armoured Brigade (N Africa)
20.07.1943
-
06.12.1943
Commander, 30th Armoured Brigade (UK)
06.12.1943
-
1946
General Officer Commanding, 11th Armoured Division (UK, NW Europe)
1947
-
1948
General Officer Commanding, 7th Armoured Division
1948


General Officer Commanding Hanover District, Germany
1948
-
1949
Director, Royal Armoured Corps, War Office (London)
11.09.1949
-
05.11.1966
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Unsuccessfully contested Wimbledon (C), 07.1945. Director of Scribbans-Kemp, biscuit, cake and sweet manufacturers, 1949-1964. Honorary Colonel, Kent and County of London Yeomanry Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry Regiment, T&AVR, 01.05.1962-31.07.1970. Justice of the Peace, County of Kent, 1960-1970.
Published: From the Desert to the Baltic (1987; memoirs)
Roberts,
James William
J.W. Roberts
16.06.1920
?
-
01.1990
?
2nd Lt. ?
WS/Lt. ?
T/Capt. ?
?     commissioned, ? [emergency commission]
Roberts,
John James
J.J. Roberts
Son of Charles Vernon Roberts and Margaret Roberts; husband of Dorothy C. Roberts, of Dundas, Ontario, Canada.
1922 ?
-
15.02.1945
(DOW) [age 23]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma, 27.E.17]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.04.1944 [321959]
Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1946
Burma
22.04.1944


commissioned, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) [emergency commission]
?
-
14.04.1945
attached, 10th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
Roberts,
Kenneth Sydney
K.S. Roberts
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.11.1941 [217516]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946 & 01.03.1967
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 06.05.1949 -
23.11.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
Roberts,
Kenneth William Lund
K.W.L. Roberts (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
10.04.1917
-
12.1982
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935 [66017]
... ...
Maj. 29.08.1948 (retd 21.10.1955)
T/Lt.Col. 25.09.1943-04.01.1944
Hon. Lt.Col. 21.10.1955
Commander of the Order of the British Empire MBE 14.10.1943 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 ?
29.08.1935     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
11.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Roberts,
Richard Power
R.P. Roberts
Son of ... Roberts, and ... Power.
Married; ... children (one son ?).
29.11.1912
Cardiff, Glamorgan / Monmouthshire
-
08.2000
Cardiff, Glamorgan / Monmouthshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
05.10.1940 [151038]
WS/Lt.
05.04.1942
T/Capt.
01.06.1943-04.04.1944
WS/Capt.
05.04.1944 (reld 12.1945)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
12.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
01.01.1974
New Year 74: Transport Cons.Cttee.
05.08.1939
 
 
joined Royal Artillery at Monorbier Camp Pembrokeshire & served in the ranks
?
-
04.10.1940
either 122nd, 123rd, 125th, or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
05.10.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served in South and North Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Persia, Bahrain, Syria and Palestine
Chairman, Central Transport Consultative Committee for Great Britain (1970s?). Honorary Consul of Belgium at Cardiff for the counties of Brecknock, Monmouth, Radnor and the eastern part of Glamorgan, 08.02.1972.
Robertson,
Sir Brian Hubert;
Baronet of Welbourn (cr. 1919);
1st Baron Robertson of Oakridge (cr. 29.06.1961)
B.H. Robertson


Eldest son of late FM Sir William Robert Robertson, Bt, GCB, GCMG, GCVO. Succeeded father, 1933. Married (1926) Edith, daughter of late J.B. Macindoe, Glasgow; one son, two daughters.

22.07.1896
London
-
29.04.1974

London
2nd Lt.
17.11.1914 [179806 / 8936]
Lt.
23.12.1915
T/Capt.
07.02.1916-02.11.1917
Capt.
03.11.1917
Bt. Maj.
13.03.1925
Maj.
11.01.1930 (retd 01.01.1934)
Maj. RARO
01.01.1934?, seniority 29.05.1925
WS/Lt.Col. RARO
?
WS/Col. 28.01.1944
A/Brig. RARO
?
T/Brig. RARO
?
A/Maj.Gen. RARO
28.01.1943
T/Maj.Gen.
28.01.1944
Maj.Gen.
30.10.1945, seniority 17.11.1941
A/Lt.Gen.
16.12.1944
T/Lt.Gen.
30.10.1945?
Lt.Gen.
01.05.1946, seniority 12.09.1944
Gen.
17.11.1947, seniority 03.10.1946 (retd 10.11.1953)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
09.06.1949
HM's birthday 49
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
09.09.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1952
New Year 52
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
26.02.1943
capture of Tripoli
  KCMG
1947
?
  KCVO
1944
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1919
HM's birthday 19
Military Cross MC
01.01.1918
New Year 18
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.05.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.07.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.05.1924
?
Mention in Despatches MID
13.03.1925
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
24.05.1943
?

1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Waziristan 1921-24 Medal & Clasp; Cavalier, Order of the Crown of Italy (12.09.1918)

Education: Charterhouse; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (psc)
17.11.1914


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1914
-
1919
served European War (despatches, DSO, MC)
03.05.1915
-
1915
ADC to Chief of the General Staff, France
07.02.1916
-
17.08.1916
ADC to Commander-in-Chief, France [position filled by his father]
16.01.1917
-
14.03.1918
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (France till 26.11.1917 & Italy 27.11.1917-04.03.1918)
28.07.1918
-
02.02.1919
Brigade Major, ... (France 04.07.1918-11.11.1918)
1922
-
1923
Waziristan Expedition, NW Frontier India (despatches, Bt Major)
24.06.1928
-
03.12.1929
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
04.12.1929
-
25.09.1932
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office 
06.1933


junior member of the military mission to the disarmament conference at Geneva
01.10.1934
-
1940
RE Reserve of Officers
1935


Managing Director, Dunlop South Africa Ltd
1939


South African Forces (East African campaign)
1941
-
1943
served Middle East (CBE, CB)
1942?
-
1943?
Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DA&QMG), 8th Army



General Officer in Command of the base at Tripolitana
1944
-
1945
Chief Administrative Officer to General Alexander, Commander-in-Chief Italy (KCVO)
08.1945
-
05.1946
Chief of Staff, British Zone in Germany & Deputy British Representative on the Control Council
10.1945


restored to the active list
05.1946
-
1947
Deputy Military Governor, Control Commission Germany
01.11.1947
-
21.09.1949
Commander-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine & Military Governor, Germany
01.06.1949
-
1950
UK High Commissioner, Allied High Commission, Germany
25.07.1950
-
04.1953
Commander-in-Chief, Middle East Land Forces
1949
-
06.1952
ADC General to the King [from 02.1952: the Queen]
Chairman: British Transport Commission, 1953-1961; ITA General Advisory Council, 1965-1968. Director, Dunlop Co. Ltd, 1961-1969; Vice­Pres., International Sleeping Car Co. President: Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops until 1974; Regular Forces Employment Association; Anglo­German Assoc.; Vice­President, Gloucester Association of Boys' Clubs. Colonel Commandant RE, 11.10.1950-1960. REME, 04.02.1951-1961; Hon. Col RE (Army Emergency Reserve, Tranportation Section), 06.08.1956-1966; Hon. Col Engr and Ry Staff Corps, RE (TA), 1961-1970. DL Gloucestershire, 1965; Master, Salters' Company, 1965. Hon. FIMechE, 1971; Hon. LLD Cambridge; CStJ, 01.1960; Comdr Legion of Honour; Comdr US Legion of Merit.
Literature: David Williamson, A most diplomatic general : the life of Lord Robertson of Oakridge (1996)
Robertson,
Bruce Gordon William
B.G.W. Robertson (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)

Son of William T. Robertson, and Dora Frances Dick (1892-).
Married ((06?).1942, Woolwich district, Kent) Pauline O. Cooper, of Shooter's Hill, London.
(12?).1917
Rochford district, Essex
-
09.09.1944
[age 26]
[Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy, XIX.F.10]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.07.1940 [137923]
WS/Lt. 04.01.1942
T/Capt. 12.02.1943-(04.1944)
04.07.1940     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942) - 09.09.1944 1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk, then Italy)
Robertson,
Donald Ian
D.I. Roberrtson (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
20.11.1909
-
23.01.1974
Star and Garter Home, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
2nd Lt. 29.08.1929 [44147]
... ...
local Lt.Col. 19.07.1945-(01.1946)
Lt.Col. 01.04.1952 (retd 12.12.1959)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 09.06.1949 HM's birthday 49
Military Cross MC 15.06.1943 North Africa
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 ?
29.08.1929     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Robertson,
Francis
F. Robertson (Photo courtesy of Frances Robertson)
From Aberdeen, Scotland
?
-
WS/Sub-Conductor 04.03.1943
04.03.1943     Regimental Warrant Officer, Class 1 - Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Robertson,
Hector Leslie
H.L. Robertson
?
-
Sgt.
? [2878334]
2nd Lt.
24.03.1944 [318848]
WS/Lt.
24.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
22.09.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
21.01.1949
-



served in the ranks, London Scottish
24.03.1944


commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [immediate emergency commission]
(05.1944)
 
 
Wireless Telegraphy School, Middle East Training Centre
Robertson,
Henry
H. Robertson
?
-
1974
Pte. 1940 [7667792]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.10.1942 [247756]
WS/Lt. 08.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 1946?
Hon. Capt. 01.01.1949
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 10.06.1967 HM's birthday 67: Chief Internal Auditor, Electricity Corporation, Nigeria
1940     enlisted service, Royal Army Pay Corps
08.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1943     HQ 58th Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA
1944     Anti-Aircraft Intelligence Officer
1945 - 1946 served in India (as General Staff Officer & Intelligence Officer)
01.01.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Robertson (of Brackla),
Ian Argyll
I.A. Robertson

17.07.1913
Richmond, Surrey
-
10.01.2010
Inverness
2nd Lt. 01.02.1936, seniority 30.08.1934 [62986]
Lt. 30.08.1937
A/Capt. 01.09.1939-30.11.1939
T/Capt. 01.12.1939-09.05.1941
WS/Capt. 10.05.1941
Capt. 30.08.1942
A/Maj. 10.02.1941-09.05.1941
T/Maj. 10.05.1941-(01.1946)
local Lt.Col. 20.07.1944-18.07.1945
A/Lt.Col. 21.07.1945-(01.1946)
... ....
Maj.Gen. 01.05.1964 (retd 26.10.1968)

CB, MBE 26.06.1947, MA; MID 22.03.1945 & 08.04.1949

      from General List TA - University Candidates
01.02.1936     commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders
01.09.1939 - 06.02.1941 Adjutant, ...
05.04.1943 - 15.08.1943 Brigade Major, 152nd (Seaforth and Cameron) Infantry Brigade
21.01.1944 - 19.07.1944 Brigade Major, 231st (Malta) Infantry Brigade
20.07.1944 - 19.07.1945 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
16.08.1945 - 16.08.1946 Assistant Adjutant General, Indian Corps
... - ... ...
Robertson,
John
J. Robertson
Son (with three sisters and three brothers) of Alexander Robertson (1877-1965), and Janet Macdonald (1873-1959).
Married (27.12.1951, Edinburgh, Scotland) Margaret Elizabeth Macbeath (14.08.1918 - 09.04.1980), daughter of Donald Macbeath (1886-), and Margaret Hillhouse Kennedy (1890-1955); two sons.
11.12.1915
Moorlands, Breakish, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, Sotland
-
14.04.1999
Broadford, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, Sotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 29.11.1941 [219239]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
A/Capt. 28.08.1945-27.11.1945
T/Capt. 28.11.1945-(08.1946)
      Sandhurst Officer Cadet Training Unit
29.11.1941     commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders [emergency commission]
28.08.1945 - (04.1946) a Staff Captain, Claims Commission, Department of the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War, The War Office
His son writes: "He attended Sandhurst for officer training, was sent to North Africa, returned to UK with malaria, subsequently sent to Italy and ended his war-time at the War Office."
Robertson,
Michael Forbes
M.F. Robertson (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
Son of ... Robertson, and ...Mcmurry.
05.05.1916
Wirral district, Cheshire
-
07.1998
Poole district, Dorset
2nd Lt. 28.01.1939, seniority 26.08.1937 [77177]
Lt. 26.08.1940
Capt. 26.08.1945 (reld 31.03.1946)
Education: BA.
      from General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
28.01.1939     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
? - 05.1940 Officer Commanding, 10 Platoon, "B" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (captured)
1940 - 1945 POW (No. 708) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
Robertson,
William Gray
W.G. Robertson
Married Margaret ...; ... children (one son?).
28.10.1918
-
04.1989
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.06.1942 [235539]
WS/Lt. 13.12.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
A/Capt. ? ?
13.06.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served with Indian Army (Punjab, India)
Chartered Civil Engineer working for Coventry City Council and lived in Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, England.
Robertson-Brown,
Andrew William
A.W. Robertson-Brown
Initially named A.W. Brown, adding Robertson (his wife's maiden name) in the late 1930s.
28.06.1899
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
18.09.1948
Glasgow, Scotland
2nd Lt.
25.07.1929 [42301]
Lt.
11.07.1932
Capt.
13.05.1936
T/Maj.
29.11.1940-02.04.1941 (reld 02.04.1941; ill-health)
2nd Lt. ACF
10.10.1944
25.07.1929


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army
25.07.1929
-
06.1940
52nd (Lowland) Divisional Signals (Glasgow) (wounded at Dunkirk)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
10.10.1944
-
(04.1946)
served with Army Cadet Force, City of Glasgow (Special List, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers)
Robertson-Browne,
Brian
see: Browne,
Brian Robertson
 
Robinson,
Anthony Aspden
"Tony"
A.A. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) A.A. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay)
A.A. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberley J. Lindsay) 

Son of John William Schofield Robinson, and Maggie Aspden, of Bournemouth.
01.09.1913
Chester district, Cheshire
-
05.03.1987
Mid Warwickshire district, Warwickshire
2nd Lt. 01.02.1934 [62607]
... ...
T/Maj. 30.08.1942-20.09.1942,
03.05.1943-26.10.1943,
06.05.1944-(01.1946)
Maj. 01.02.1947 (retd 09.06.1948; receiving a gratuity)
Maj. 15.08.1948, seniority 01.09.1947
A/Lt.Col. 01.05.1951
Lt.Col. 01.09.1951, seniority 01.05.1951
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 ?
Education: Cheltenham College (Lower3J 01.1926-Lower6Military 07.1932; Junior House & Christowe; cricket XI 1932); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1932).
01.02.1934     commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment
... - ... ...
27.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
15.08.1948     Territorial Army
      Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment - Territorial Army
01.10.1953     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Hotel manager, Richmond, Surrey.
Robinson,
Bramwell Clifford
B.C. Robinson
Son of ... Robinson, and ... Howles.
Married ((09?).1935, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Alice I. Green.
07.11.1912
Barnsley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
07.2001
Leicester district, Leicestershire
Pte. (A/Wt.Offr. Cl. II (A/SQMS)) ? [148332]
2nd Lt. 15.08.1944
WS/Lt. 15.02.1945 (reld 13.05.1946)
2nd Lt. 06.09.1946, seniority 26.03.1946
15.08.1944     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps (for service with Expeditionary Force Institutes) [emergency commission] (without pay and allowances from Army Funds)
Robinson,
Denys
D. Robinson
(03?).1920
Woolwich district, London
-
1971
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.01.1940 [117239]
WS/Lt. 21.07.1941 (half pay 02.02.1945; disability)
A/Capt. 13.05.1943-(04.1944)
Capt. 19.01.1948
      from Inns of Court Regiment (Cadet, Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst)
21.01.1940     commissioned, 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
19.01.1948 - 12.08.1948 3rd County of London Yeomanry - Territorial Army
12.08.1948 - ? Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Robinson,
Jacob Walter
J.W. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis)
Son (with four sisters and one brother) of Jacob William Robinson (1875-), and Patience Eunice Norman (1881-1931).
From Gillingham, Kent.
Married ((03?).1947, Chatham district, Kent).Ethel Else (née Howland) (1902 - )
26.09.1902
Bermuda, West Indies
-
(03?).1968
Chatham, Kent
Wt.Offr. Cl. II ?
Lt. 20.01.1940 [117033]
WS/Capt. 15.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 15.05.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Commander of the Order of the British Empire MBE 26.04.1945 Burma [recommendation available upon request] *
      served in the ranks, Corps of Royal Engineers
20.01.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      2nd Field Company RE, attached to HQ 3rd Indian Infantry Division (Special Force)
(02.1944)     Staff Officer RE, grade II (SORE II), 16th Infantry Brigade (Chindits; Operation Thursday) (MBE)
* Recommendation for the appointment as Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) (MBE) of Lt. (WS/Capt.) (T/Maj.) J.W. Robinson: "During the month of February 1944, the whole of 16 Infantry Brigade, comprising some 4,000 men and over 600 animals, marched from TAGAP GA on the LEDO Road to the River CHINDWIN through the NAGA Hills. The track had for the most part never before been used by animals and was largely overgrown. No reliable information was available, and parts of the route had not previously been traversed by a European. Major Robinson was given two weeks’ start, and 200 men to find and prepare the way. Conditions could hardly have been worse. The rote involved steep climbs and descents of thousands of feet, and torrential rain was practically continuous. In the first 35 miles alone, there was not a single stretch of level going so much as a hundred yards in length, and the gradient was often 1 in 3. A track was made, involving much cutting, the building of innumerable traverses, the blasting of many fallen trees, boulders and outcrops of rock. Although when the columns started on their march, progress was exceedingly slow, averaging only 4 miles a day, had it not been for Major Robinson's efforts this historic march would have taken two or three times as long as it did, and the Brigade would have reached the projected area of operations too late to play a profitable part in the campaign. His devotion to duty, his untiring energy, his technical resourcefulness, and his ability to win the enthusiasm of weary men and to draw from them the highest qualities of endurance deserve the highest praise."
[Recommended 02.06.1944 by Brig. B.E. Fergusson, commanding 16th Infantry Brigade, approved 15.09.1944 by Maj.Gen.W.D.A. Lentaigne, commanding 3rd Indian Division, and 31.10.1944 by Gen. G.J. Giffard, commanding 11 Army Group.]
Robinson,
John Little
J.L. Robinson
06.11.1913
Stranraer, Scotland
-
07.12.1982
Glasgow, Scotland
Cadet ? [T/14748963]
2nd Lt. 24.03.1945 [343616]
WS/Lt. 24.09.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 10.02.1946-(04.1947)
24.03.1945     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Robinson,
Peter Ian Maurice
P.I.M. Robinson
20.10.1921
-
(03?).1983
Worthing district, West Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
23.12.1941 [222491]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
19.08.1948, seniority 20.10.1944
Hon. Capt.
07.11.1948
24.10.1939
 
 
enlisted Army at Exeter
23.12.1941
 
 
commissioned, Regiment of Royal Artillery [emergency commission]



served Queen's Royal Regiment ?
12.04.1945
-
14.09.1945
Blitz Patrol, No 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA ("Popski's Private Army")
08.1945


Army Liaison Officer, HQ 5 Corps
19.08.1948
-
07.11.1948
commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps - Territorial Army
07.11.1948
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Robinson,
Thomas Lloyd
T.L. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
Son of Thomas Rosser Robinson and Rebe Francis-Watkins.
Married (1939) Pamela Rosemary Foster; one son, two daughters.

21.12.1912
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
-
02.08.1996
Westminster district, London
2nd Lt. 03.06.1939 [91500]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 20.11.1942
T/Maj. 20.11.1942-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. ?
Territorial Decoration TD ? -
Education: Wycliffe College.
03.06.1939     commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment - Territorial Army
      61st Division, and SHAEF
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Honorary President, The Dickinson Robinson Group Ltd, 1988- 92 (Chairman, 1974-77, Deputy Chairman, 1968); Director, E. S. & A. Robinson Ltd, 1952; Joint Managing Director, 1958; Deputy Chairman, E. S. & A. Robinson (Holdings) Ltd, 1963; Director: Bristol Waterworks Co. , 1978-84; Van Leer Groep, Holland, 1977-81; Legal & General Assurance Society (later Legal & General Group plc), 1970-83 (Vice-Chairman, 1978- 83); Chairman, Legal & General South and Western Advisory Board, 1972-84. Chairman, Council of Governors, Wycliffe College, 1970-83, Pres. , 1988-; Member Council, University of Bristol, 1977-94, Pro-Chancellor, 1983-94. Master. Society of Merchant Venturers, Bristol, 1977-78. High Sheriff, Avon, 1979-80. President: Glos CCC, 1980-83; Warwicks Old County Cricketers Association, 1989. Hon. LLD Bristol, 1985.
Robjohn,
Leslie Henry
L.H. Robjohn
From Stanmore.
Married twice (Molly & Ursula); three sons, one daughter.
28.12.1915
Porlock, Somerset
-
17.03.2007
St. Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey
2nd Lt.
29.03.1941 [179719]
WS/Lt.
29.09.1942
T/Capt.
01.03.1943-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
14.10.1943
Middle East
29.03.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Robson,
Leslie John
L.J. Robson
?
-
?
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.01.1943 [258472]
WS/Lt. 10.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 29.12.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
10.01.1943     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
       
 
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