British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Raby, W.A.
to
Rhodes, J.W.P.

Rice-Evans, J.A.M.
to
Robjohn, L.H.

Roche, J.P.
to
Ryper, G.H.

 

J.P. Roche  to  G.H. Ryper
Roche,
John Patrick
J.P. Roche

18.04.1914
Dublin
-
04.2000
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.07.1939 [93588]
A/Lt.
15.08.1940-31.12.1940
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
19.11.1942-18.02.1943
T/Capt.
19.02.1943-06.02.1944
WS/Capt.
07.02.1944
A/Maj.
07.11.1943-06.02.1944
T/Maj.
07.02.1944,
03.03.1945-09.09.1945
Lt.
30.11.1946, seniority 18.04.1940
Capt.
30.11.1946, seniority 18.04.1945
T/Maj.
15.01.1950-17.04.1950
Maj.
18.04.1950 (retd 29.06.1958)
Military Cross MC
20.04.1944
Burma
01.07.1939


commissioned, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939
-
29.11.1946
mobilized SRO
01.08.1940
-
(04.1941)
Instructor (Class B), Officers' Training School, India
30.10.1942


transferred, The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
30.11.1946


permanent commission
02.09.1954
-
04.05.1956
specially employed, Military Forces Malaya
29.06.1958
-
18.04.1964
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Rock,
Neville Winston
N.W. Rock
Son of Frederick Charles Rock, and Leah Willetts.
Married ((12?).1938, Dudley district, Staffordshire) Joyce M.H. Westley.
25.09.1916
Selly Park, Birmingham, King's Norton district, Warwickshire
-
2nd Lt. 20.04.1940 [129569]
WS/Lt. 20.10.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
? - 20.04.1940

either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, 168th, or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit

20.04.1940     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
? - 06.1942 "B" Company, 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment (Tobruk; captured)
06.1942 - 04?.1945 POW (No. 1687) in German captivity (Oflag 7, Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Rockey,
Leslie William
L.W. Rockey
(12?).1909
Cardiff, Glamorgan
-
Cadet
? [879373]
2nd Lt.
09.10.1943 [295154]
WS/Lt.
09.04.1944
T/Maj. ?
?
A/Lt.Col. ?
?
09.10.1943


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
15.04.1945


transferred, The Royal Welch Fusiliers
Rockley,
Edward Horace
E.H. Rockley
25.01.1907
Islington, Greater London
-
07.1989
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
2nd Lt.
26.03.1944 [316394]
WS/Lt.
26.03.1944
A/Maj.
?
26.03.1944


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
1944
-
1945
attached 21st Army Group
Police officer, Barrow-in-Furness. Public Safety Officer, Control Commission of Germany, 619 Detachment, 1947 (Neustadt, Schleswig-Holstein).
Rodda,
Harold Charles Frank
H.C.F. Rodda (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Mcpherson)
Son of Frank Decimus Rodda, Beckenham, Kent.
Married 1st (11.10.1924; divorced) Gertrude Marguerite Henshaw, daughter of Percy Howard Henshaw, general manager FMS Governement Railways.
Married 2nd ((03?).1932, St Martin district, London; divorced 1948) Evelyn Marian Baldwin, only child of F.T. Baldwin, of Pietersburg, South Africa; ... children (one daughter?).
Married 3rd ((12?).1951, Westminster district, London) Marie Brigitte De Milleret.
10.07.1900
Wun Oledow, Kingston district, Surrey
-
14.12.1966
Royal Hospital, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
2nd Lt. 27.11.1944 [333928]
WS/Maj. ? (reld 23.05.1946)
A/Lt.Col. ? 1945 ?
T/Lt.Col. ?
Lt. 01.02.1951 (reld 02.11.1955)
Hon. Lt.Col. 23.05.1946 & 02.11.1955
Education: Tha Abbey School, Beckenham (1909-1911); Dulwich College (18.01.1912-12.1917).
Assistant Commissioner, Federated Malay States Police, 20.11.1920. Mauritius Police, 1930s.
1918 - 1919 Hon. 2nd Lt., Royal Air Force
27.11.1944     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
(1945)     Officer Commanding, Motor Transport Staff, C.A.S. Police Depot, Negapatam
01.02.1951 - 01.11.1951 Surrey Contingent, Army Cadet Force, General List - National Service List
01.11.1951 - 02.11.1955 General List - Regular Army [short service commission]
Rodger,
Archibald Woodhouse
A.W. Rodger

?
-
Trooper
?
2nd Lt.
24.12.1939 [113124]
WS/Lt.
08.10.1940
WS/Capt.
19.04.1943
T/Maj.
19.04.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma & Eastern Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1946
Burma
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
18.04.1947
?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
20.06.1952
1st Clasp



served in the ranks, Inns of Court Regiment
24.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
09.07.1941
-
07.1942
Adjutant, ... Battalion RASC
The war interrupted his Law studies and he eventually passed the Law Society Final Examination on the 08.11.1950 and was admitted to the Bar 03.1951. He worked as a solicitor with the firm of Ferris and Reed of Acton, London until his retirement in 1968.
Rodgers,
Harold William
H.W. Rodgers
Son of Maj. R.T. Rodgers, of London N3.
Married (23.07.1938, St Albans' Abbey, Hertfordshire) Margaret Lota Boycott (19.04.1908 - 02.1998), only child of Dr Arthur Norman Boycott (1866?-1946), and Lota Brewer, of St Albans, Hertfordshire; one son, three daughters.

01.12.1907
near Bombay, India
-
24.06.2001
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
Lt. 28.11.1939 [110686]
WS/Capt. 17.08.1940
T/Maj. 17.08.1940-31.12.1943
WS/Maj. 01.01.1944 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 01.01.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 23.09.1943 North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
Education: King's College School; St Bartholomew's Hospital (MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 30.01.1931). FRCS 1933.
St Bartholomew's Hospital: House Surgeon, Demonstrator in Anatomy, Chief Assistant, Casualty Surgeon, Senior Assistant Surgeon.
28.11.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      served in France, North Africa & Italy
Professor of Surgery, Queen's University of Belfast, 1947-1973, Professor Emeritus, 1973. Professor of Surgery and Head of Division of Hospital Care, University of Ife, Nigeria, 1974-1977, retd. Nuffield Medical Visitor to African Territories; WHO Visiting Professor to India; Vice-President Intervarsity Fellowship. FRSocMed 1932 (Past President, Section of Surgery); Past President: British Society of Gastro-enterology; Christian Medical Fellowship; British Surgical Research Society; YMCA (Belfast); Past Chairman, Ct of Examiners of RCS; President, Hibernian CMS. District Surgeon, St John's Ambulance Brigade. Member, RIIA, 1947-. Member, Birmingham Med. Inst.; Hon. Fellow, Polish Society of Surgeons, 1972. Hon. MD QUB, 1981. OStJ 1968.
Published: Gastroscopy, 1937; general articles in surgical and medical journals.
Rodie,
Daniel Winwright
"Win"
D.W. Rodie
Son of D. Rodie (1878-1942), and Florence Coles.
Married ((09?).1940, Birmingham, Warwickshire) Kathleen M. Hayward, of Birmingham; ... children (one son?).
1915 ?
Invercargill, New Zealand
-
10.05.1980
2nd Lt. 02.12.1940 [159434]
WS/Lt. 02.06.1942 (demobilized < 04.1947) (reld 31.01.1953)
Hon. Capt. 31.01.1953
02.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
1942 - 1945? captured at Tobruk; POW in German captivity
Rogers,
George Theodore
G.T. Rogers
26.02.1919
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
02.1999
Sutton district, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.02.1940 [121843]
WS/Capt. 23.10.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Maj. 23.10.1942-(10.1945)
? - 25.02.1940 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
25.02.1940     commissioned, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
      arrived in Indian in early 1941 and joined the 14th Punjab Regiment, serving mostly in the 7th Battalion; promoted as far as Maj. then demoted to 2nd Lt. after what his superiors considered a rash attack on the enemy; ended the war as a Captain on the staff of General F.W. Messervy, returning home March 1945 after four years’ service
Rogers,
Oliver Crosby
O.C. Rogers
1898 ?
-
2nd Lt.
12.06.1940 [136025]
WS/Lt.
11.07.1941 (reld > 04.1947)



served World War I
12.06.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Rogers,
William Norman Rowles
W.N.R. Rogers
07.08.1922
Newport, Monmouthshire
-
03.09.2008
Spain
2nd Lt.
18.12.1943 [302891] (resigned his commission 25.07.1945)



served in Africa and and Italy ending up at Cassino:
18.12.1943     commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]



seconded to the Royal West Kent Regiment
Ronald,
Thomas Ian
T.I. Ronald T.I. Ronald
Married (08.03.1946, Cawnpore, India) Nanette (née ...); one son, one daughter.

10.03.1920
Cuckfield district, Sussex
-
06.09.2006
West Sussex
RAF:
 
(A) P/O (prob)
07.05.1938 (reld 09.09.1938)
RN:
 
Midsh. (A)
?
Army:
 
2nd Lt.
27.11.1939
WS/Lt.
15.05.1941
Lt.
28.04.1945, seniority 10.09.1942
A/Capt.
15.02.1941-14.05.1941
T/Capt.
15.05.1941-19.06.1943
WS/Capt.
20.06.1943
Capt.
10.03.1947
A/Maj.
20.03.1943-19.06.1943
T/Maj.
20.06.1943-28.04.1950,
06.09.1952-11.05.1954
Maj.
07.12.1954, seniority 10.03.1954
T/Lt.Col.
18.04.1963-20.08.1965
Lt.Col. (Employed List 1)
21.08.1965 (retd 02.04.1972)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1965
New Year 65
Mention in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
Education: staff qualified (sq)
07.05.1938
-
09.09.1938
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
1938?
-
1939?
naval service
27.11.1939
 
 
commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission to 27.04.1945]
1939
-
?
2nd Infantry Divisional Signals Regiment (BEF [evacuated through Dunkirk] & Far East)



served with the Chindits in Burma and 34 Indian Corps Signals Regoment in India, Malaya and Singapore, later travelling to Java and Sumatra
28.04.1945
 
 
permanent commission
28.09.1945
-
12.09.1946
SO2, HQ Allied Forces Netherlands East Indies



Acting Commanding Officer, 19th Air Formation Signals Regiment in Singapore
01.06.1950
-
28.08.1952
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
1952
-
1972
tours in the UK and BAOR, with postings to NATO HQ
in Paris and Brussels and to the British Army Staff in Ottawa; appointments in Sigs 7 and MI 8 at the War Office, finally Aldershot
03.05.1957
-
02.06.1960
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)
23.09.1960
-
30.08.1962
Army HQ, Ottawa
25.10.1962
-
17.04.1963
HQ Eastern Command
18.04.1963
-
25.06.1965
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), UK Land Forces Planning Staff
07.08.1965
-
(02.1967)
HQ British Army of the Rhine
For 15 years he was general manager of the London Hostels Association.
Roosevelt,
Kermit
K. Roosevelt K. Roosevelt
Son of US President Theodore Roosevelt.

10.10.1889
Oyster Bay, NY
-
04.06.1943
Fort Richardson, Alaska (suicide)
T/Hon. Capt. (1918)
2nd Lt. 14.10.1939 [100336]
WS/Lt. 31.01.1940
T/Capt. 31.01.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 1941? (reld 02.05.1941; ill-health)
Military Cross MC 26.08.1918 Mesopotamia
(1918)     held Temporary Honorary commission on Special List (served in Mesopotamia as Captain in Motor Machine Guns (British Military Cross, Montenegrin War Cross, Order of Danilo))
14.10.1939     commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission]
1940     officer appointed to command British contingent International Volunteer Force to fight in Finland
Explorer, soldier, businessman, and author.
Roper-Caldbeck,
Arthur Terence
A.T. Roper-Caldbeck
Third son of Maj. William Caldbeck Roper-Caldbeck (died 1936), and Alice Mary Young, of Scaynes Hill, Sussex.
Engaged (01.1934; broken off 07.1934) Joan Boniface Winnifrith, younger daughter of the late Rev. Bertram Winnifrith, MA, Rector of Ightham.
Engaged (01.1935; broken off 05.1936) Alison Lawson, elder daighter of Mr & Mrs John Lawson, of Borrobol, Sutherland.
Married 1st (13.08.1936, Lugano, Switzerland) Marion Huhn Aufermann (died 18.09.1961), daughter of the late Walter Charles William Aufermann and Mrs Ludwig Kast.
Married 2nd (25.07.1964) Laura Solari.
16.06.1906
Kensington, Greater London / London / Middlesex

-
2003 still alive at Chiasso, Switzerland
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36310]
Lt.
30.08.1929
Capt.
10.12.1935 (retd 20.10.1937; receiving a gratuity)
T/Maj.
25.10.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
07.02.1942
Maj.
14.03.1952, seniority 01.01.1949
local Lt.Col.
09.09.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946 & 31.10.1956
Education: Harrow; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
30.08.1926     commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)



served with Shanghai Defence Force
(03.1931)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Hong Kong)
19.10.1932
-
12.09.1936
seconded, 6th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment - Royal West African Frontier Force (Enugu) [serving under the Colonial Office]
20.10.1937
-
31.10.1956
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized RARO
11.08.1941
 
 
joined Special Operations Executive (SOE)
12.1941
-
08.1942
Commandant, Special Training School 103 ("Camp X", Whitby, nr Oshawa, Lake Ontario, Canada)
1942
-
1944
Commandant, Special Training School 43 (UK)
Ropes,
Arthur John
A.J. Ropes
Son of Arthur Reed Ropes, and Ethel Wood.
28.02.1909
Kensington, Greater London
-
died between 06.1958 and 02.1967
2nd Lt.
31.01.1929 [41189]
Lt.
31.01.1932
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
10.10.1939-09.01.1940
T/Maj.
10.01.1940-21.06.1942,
26.06.1942-09.01.1943
WS/Maj.
10.01.1943
Maj.
31.01.1946
local Lt.Col.
14.02.1942-21.06.1942
A/Lt.Col.
10.10.1942-09.01.1943
T/Lt.Col.
10.01.1943-05.08.1944,
04.09.1944-09.05.1950,
03.05.1951-21.06.1951
Lt.Col.
22.06.1951 (supernumerary 22.06.1954)
T/Col.
01.05.1953-08.05.1955
Col.
09.05.1955 (retd 12.06.1958)
T/Brig.
09.05.1955-(02.1957)
Hon. Brig.
12.06.1958
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
06.01.1944
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East
31.01.1929     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
14.03.1936
-
11.09.1938
employed School of Anti-Aircraft Defence
28.09.1939
-
13.02.1942
Instructor Anti-Aircraft, British Military Mission to the Egyptian Army
14.02.1942
-
21.06.1942
Senior Adviser Anti-Aircraft
10.10.1942
-
19.07.1944
Commandant, Middle East School of anti-Aircraft and Counter-Defence
04.09.1944
-
01.03.1945
Commandant, RA Practicing Camp, Western Command
24.03.1945
-
14.08.1945
Chief Instructor, Anti-Aircraft School, Middle East
24.02.1946
-
27.02.1948
Commandant, PC & TC, Middle East
?
-
?
18th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Indian Army)
?
-
?
5th Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Pakistan Army)
01.05.1953
-
07.05.1955
Chief Instructor of Anti-Aircraft Artillery
09.05.1955
-
(02.1957)
Brigade & Army Group RA Commander, 33rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade
Rose,
Edgar William
E.W. Rose (Photo courtesy of Mr John E. Harbidge-Rose) E.W. Rose (Photo courtesy of Mr John E. Harbidge-Rose)
E.W. Rose (Photo courtesy of Mr John E. Harbidge-Rose) E.W. Rose (Photo courtesy of Mr John E. Harbidge-Rose)
E.W. Rose (Photo courtesy of Mr John E. Harbidge-Rose) E.W. Rose (Photo courtesy of Mr John E. Harbidge-Rose)
Son of Edgar Thomas Rose (1876-1908), carpenter, and Emily Musselwhite (1878-1967). Had from 1911 as a stepfather  Walter John Harbidge Smith (1872-c.1940), a draper.
Married 1st (1930) Edith Doreen Medway (1907-1983) (marriage dissolved 1941); two sons, one daughter.
Partner from c. 1948-1955 Gwendoline Jean Knott; two (illegitimate) sons.
Married 2nd (1961) Margaret Lucy Few (née Tubbs) (died 2004); one daughter, one son, one stepdaughter.
Used from 1950 on as last name: Harbidge-Rose.
21.09.1907
Stonehills, Fawley, Hampshire
-
27.04.1974
Merry Oak, Southampton, Hampshire
Aircrafthand RAF
23.09.1925 [370886]
Carpenter RAF
13.04.1927
Carpenter Boat Builder RAF
29.03.1928
Aircraftman (AC1) RAF
01.12.1929
Leading Aircraftman (LAC) RAF
01.06.1930 (discharged 22.09.1933; below Air force physical standard of fitness)
Private TA
29.05.1934 [7343791]
Corporal TA
27.05.1935
Sergeant TA
15.04.1939
Staff Sergeant TA
30.06.1939
A/QM Sgt. TA
?
Lt. (QM)
03.09.1941 [181834]
WS/Capt. (QM)
03.09.1944 (reld from active duty 07.11.1945)
Maj.
01.05.1947 (removed 17.06.1950)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
14.05.1950
? [18.05.51 award cancelled, due to conviction]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
1946
? *
Africa Star Afr St
21.01.1944
& 1st Army clasp *
Defence Medal Def M
1946
? *
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
1946
? *
* 26.05.1952: War Office (A.G.4 Medals Section) inform in writing the forfeiting of all awards; an appeal for reinstatement of the medals in 1962 was denied
Education: Queen's College, Southampton
23.09.1925


enlisted, Royal Air Force (for training as Carpenter, Group 5) (Uxbridge, Middlesex) (from 29.09.1925 RAF Calshot, Hampshire)
03.02.1926


RAF School of Technical Training at RAF Manston (Ramsgate, Kent)
18.05.1927


RAF Calshot (Fawley, Hampshire) (23.09.1928 awarded 1st Class Good Conduct Badge)
01.02.1929


Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (MAEA), Felixstowe, Suffolk
22.08.1933
-
22.09.1933
RAF Depot (Uxbridge, Middlesex) (for examinations)
29.05.1934
-
09.04.1940
enlisted, 7th Southern Hygiene Company, RAMC - Territorial Army (Southampton, Hampshire)
30.10.1938
-
13.11.1938
attended & qualified for Instructor's Course, RAMC Training Establishment, Crookham, Hampshire)
25.08.1939


mobilized, TA
10.04.1940
-
02.09.1941
46th Field Hygiene Section, RAMC
03.09.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
03.09.1941
-
18.05.1942
19th Light Field Ambulance, RAMC
19.05.1942
-
23.08.1942
Royal Victoria Military Hospital (Netley, Southampton, Hampshire)
24.08.1942
-
02.1943
84th General Hospital (Knutsford, Cheshire; 28.10.1942 embarked for North Africa: Algiers, Bone, Abdullah Bou Srira, Zerizah, Souk Ahras, Ras el Souani, Tebourba, and Medjez el Bab [wounded in action])
02.1943
-
13.07.1943
evacuated to UK, 17.03.1943 returned to S/S No. 1 Depot RAMC (Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire), 22.03.1943 discharged from hospital & suffering long-term disability for the rest of his life
14.07.1943
-
14.11.1944
3rd Anti-Aircraft Group (Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire) (28.11-07.12.1943 surgical procedure at RN Hospital)
15.11.1944
-
11.09.1945
HQ 1st Anti-Aircraft Group (Kensington, London) (07.06.1945 Certificate of Good Service, Anti-Aircraft Command) 
01.05.1947
-
17.06.1950
served RAMC (Non-Medical Section), Territorial Army  (removed, having been convicted by the Civil Power)
01.05.1947
-
31.03.1949
Registrar, 9th (Southern) General Hospital (Bristol, Gloucestershire)
01.04.1949
-
17.06.1950
162nd Field Ambulance RAMC (Cambridge)
After his dishonourable discharge from the army (1950) he was a Civil Defence Corps Officer attached to Smiths Industries (the instrument makers) at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, until about 1957; then he worked as a motor vehicle salesman, a brush salesman, a car cleaner and a furniture salesman between about 1957 and 1964 (mainly at Southampton, Hampshire); bus driver then bus inspector, Hants & Dorset Motor Services Limited (Southampton, Hampshire), 1964-1969; coach, minibus & taxi driver (Southampton, Hampshire), 1969-1973.
Rose,
Herbert Francis
H.F. Rose
?
-
A/RQMS
?
Lt. (QM)
02.04.1943 [270130] (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
02.04.1943


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
Rose,
James
J. Rose
?
-
2nd Lt. 14.11.1939 [107066]
WS/Lt. 14.05.1941
Lt. 01.12.1946, seniority 14.05.1941
Capt. 01.11.1947 (reld 01.12.1949)
14.11.1939     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
01.12.1946     short service commission
01.12.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Rose,
Simon
see: Rosenberg,
Isidore
 
Rose,
William Thomas
W.T. Rose
?
-
Mechanist Quartermaster Sergeant ?
Lt. (Inspector of RE Machinery) 12.05.1941 [191091]
WS/Capt. (IREM) 12.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
12.05.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Rose-Miller,
George Patrick
see: Miller,
George Patrick
 
Rosenberg,
Isidore
I. Rosenberg (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Rose)
I. Rosenberg (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Rose)
I. Rosenberg (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Rose)

Changed name to Simon Rose by deed poll of 03.09.1945, enrolled in the Supreme Court of Judicature on 31.01.1946.

04.11.1909
Grimsby, Humberside / Lincolnshire
-
01.1981
Westchester, New York, USA
2nd Lt. 03.09.1939 [99037]
WS/Lt. 15.01.1941
T/Capt. 15.01.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 16.03.1942
T/Maj. (1945?)
Maj 01.05.1947 (reld 03.08.1951)
Territorial Decoration TD 12.12.1950 -
Solicitor.
03.09.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery  - Territorial Army
      served North Africa & Italy
late 1940s?     323rd (West Riding) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
Emigrated to the USA in 1951.
Ross,
Alexander Douglas Wallace
A.D.W. Ross
Son of ... Ross, and ... Wallis.
03.03.1917
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
04.2003
South Somerset district, Somerset
L/Cpl.
? [2658044]
2nd Lt.
11.02.1940 [121517]
WS/Lt.
11.08.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
15.08.1943-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC
20.12.1940
BEF France



served in the ranks, Coldstream Guards
?
-
11.02.1940
either 164th, 165th, 167th or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
11.02.1940


commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
(1940)
 
 
9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Platoon Commander, 6 Platoon, "X" Company)
Ross,
Alexander Duncan William
A.D.W. Ross
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156490]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
17.06.1949
-
?
-
02.11.1940
either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940


commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) [emergency commission]
Ross,
Alexander Graham
K. Rudge
?
-
Cadet ? [S/1501015]
2nd Lt. 30.10.1944 [337744]
WS/Lt. 30.04.1945 (reld > 05.1946, < 04.1947)
30.10.1944     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
Ross,
James Hector
J.H. Ross
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.10.1939 [99732]
WS/Lt. 01.04.1941
01.10.1939     commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission]
? - 1940 4th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders (captured)
1940 - 1945? POW (No. 1247) in German captivity (Oflag VII-C, Laufen, Bayern (1940), then Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
[Composed the original tune to the Scottish dance  "The Reel of the 51st Division", originally called "The 51st Country Dance (Laufen Reel)", devised during the winter of 1940 by Lt. J.E.M. Atkinson, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Lt.Col. T.H. Hunter, RASC & Lt. A.P.H. Oliver, Seaforth Highlanders.]
Ross,
John McLaren
J.McL. Ross

Married ...; ... children (one son?).
28.10.1910
-
1984
Glasgow, Scotland
Lt. 02.09.1933 [56516]
Capt. 02.03.1937
A/Maj. 01.11.1943-31.01.1944
T/Maj. 01.02.1944-04.03.1945
WS/Maj. 05.03.1945
Maj. 02.09.1945 (retd 18.05.1948; Indian Pension)
A/Lt.Col. 05.12.1944-04.03.1945
T/Lt.Col. 05.03.1945-(01.1946)
A/Col. 15.05.1945-18.06.1945
Hon. Lt.Col. 18.05.1948
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 06.06.1946 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 ?
02.09.1933     commissioned, Royal Army Veterinary Corps
01.04.1937     Indian Continuous Service Cadre
? - ? ?
Ross,
Rupert Cumine
R.C. Ross (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Gault)
?
-
2nd Lt.
11.07.1936
Lt.
11.07.1939
T/Capt.
23.11.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
31.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj.
31.03.1943-(04.1946)



late Cadet Sergeant, Fettes College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

11.07.1936


commissioned, 9th (Dumbartonshire) Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) - Territorial Army (Dumbarton)
1939?


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
1939?
-
1946?
54th (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
Ross,
William Sim
W.S. Ross
?
-
09.12.2000 ?
Alness ?
Sgt. ?
Lt. 01.10.1940 [181180]
WS/Capt. 19.02.192
T/Maj. 19.02.1942-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 30.12.1944 Middle East (East Africa & Madagascar) 02-07.41 [recommendation available upon request]
01.10.1940     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      attached Sudan Defence Force
Farmer, Kenya ?
Rossall,
George Ernest Cluney
G.E.C. Rossall

Married; ... children.
30.04.1905
[Lancashire ?]
-
12.1988
Preston and South Ribble, Lancashire
2nd Lt.
29.01.1925 [32115]
Lt.
29.01.1927
08.05.1929, seniority 30.03.1928
Capt.
01.04.1935
A/Maj.
01.09.1939-30.11.1939
T/Maj.
01.12.1939-31.03.1940,
17.04.1940-16.05.1940,
24.06.1940-21.01.1941,
27.05.1941-24.09.1941
WS/Maj.
25.09.1941
Maj.
29.01.1942
A/Lt.Col.
25.06.1941-24.09.1941
T/Lt.Col.
25.09.1941-22.12.1945,
21.01.1946-28.09.1948
Lt.Col.
29.09.1948 (supernumerary 22.09.1951)
T/Col.
01.09.1948-12.02.1952
Col.
13.02.1952
T/Brig.
17.11.1955-11.01.1956
Brig.
12.01.1956 (retd 21.01.1959)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1959
New Year 59
Mention in Despatches MID
01.08.1946
Malaya 42
Mention in Despatches MID
12.09.1946
gallant and distinguished services while being PoW
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc)
29.01.1925


commissioned, The Manchester Regiment
09.05.1927
-
29.09.1927
Staff Lieutenant 1st Class (Movement), Rhine Army (temporary)
30.02.1928
-
07.05.1929
seconded, Royal Army Service Corps
08.05.1929


transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
20.10.1934
-
04.11.1936
employed with Canadian Military Forces
17.04.1940
-
23.05.1940
Deputy Assistant Director of Transport (DADT), ...
01.08.1940
-
22.01.1941
Deputy Assistant Director of Transport (DADT), ...
1943
-
1945
taken prisoner of war at Changi (in Japanese captivity)
16.06.1947
-
31.08.1948
Assistant Director of Supply & Transport (ADST), ...
01.09.1948
-
24.01.1949
CPO (Colonel), War Office (London)
18.02.1949
-
29.03.1950
Deputy Director of Supply & Transport (DDST), ...
25.04.1950
-
18.02.1953
Assistant Director of Supply & Transport (ADST), War Office (London)
27.02.1953
-
30.10.1955
Deputy Director of Supply & Transport (DDST), HQ Anti-Aircraft Command
17.11.1955
-
(02.1957)
Deputy Director of Supply & Transport (DDST), HQ Eastern Command
21.01.1959
-
30.04.1963
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
MIMechE. Honorary Colonel, Royal Army Service Corps (Territorial Army), 01.12.1958.
Rothschild,
Nathaniel Mayer Victor
Lord;
3rd Baron Rothschild (cr. 1885); Baronet (cr. 1847)

N.M.V. Rothschild N.M.V. Rothschild
N.M.V. Rothschild N.M.V. Rothschild

31.10.1910
Palace Green, Kensington, London
-
20.03.1990
St James's Place, London
2nd Lt.
10.06.1943 [279887] (without pay and allowances from Army Funds)
WS/Lt.
? (reld 02.02.1946)
local Lt.Col.
03.11.1943-02.02.1946
Hon. Lt.
02.02.1946
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) GBE
1975
?
George Medal GM
1944
for dismantling a new type of bomb placed by German agents in a cargo of Spanish onions bound for Britain
Mention in Despatches MID
02.08.1945
NW Europe
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (US) LM
14.11.1947
?
Bronze Star Medal (US) BSM
23.07.1948
?
      spent much of the Second World War in charge of the tiny but effective counter-sabotage section of MI5:
10.06.1943
 
 
commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
(04.1944)
 
 
Member, Chemical Board, Ministry of Supply
Zoologist and public servant.
Rothwell,
John
K. Rudge

Son of William Edward Rothwell (1880-1936), and Sarah Bell (1881-1953).
Married (21.03.1945, St Marylebone district, London) Elsie Oliphant (1905-); one son.
19.09.1905
-
11.12.1980
Lambeth district, London
RSM 19.08.1939 [2650871]
Lt. QM 18.04.1940 [131571]
WS/Capt. QM 18.04.1943 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Maj. QM 20.03.1944-(01.)1945
      served in the ranks, The Coldstream Guards & The King's African Rifles
18.04.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
18.04.1940 - ? 2/4 Battalion The King's African Rifles
Rowe,
Jack Constable Price
J.C.P. Rowe
Son of Henry Price Rowe (1890-1918), and Josephine Gertrude Armstrong.
Married ... Bristowe; three sons, one daughter.
15.05.1913
Crediton district, Devon
-
10.1999
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
2nd Lt.
31.08.1933 [56655]
Lt.
31.08.1936
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt.
03.12.1939-21.01.1940,
26.02.1940-30.08.1941
Capt.
31.08.1941
A/Maj.
01.12.1941-28.02.1942
T/Maj.
01.03.1942-01.05.1943,
05.06.1943-(01.1946)
Maj.
31.08.1946 (retd 02.10.1949; receiving a gratuity)
Hon. Lt.Col.
02.10.1949
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43 *
* appointment cancelled and annulled, and his name erased from the Register, in consequence of his conviction by a civil Court, 17.12.1968
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst
31.08.1933


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment
(01.1937)
 

 
2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Dover)
(01.1939)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Malta)
23.06.1944
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
02.10.1949
-
15.05.1963
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
?
-
12.11.1968
Territorial Army (Army Cadet Force?)
Rowland,
George
G. Rowland

Married Charmain (née ...).
02.10.1910
-
21.03.2007
Bexhill-on-Sea
2nd Lt.
22.06.1940
...
...
T/Maj.
25.07.1944-20.06.1947
Maj.
21.06.1947, seniority 02.10.1946 (retd 26.10.1961)
...
...
Hon. Lt.Col.
26.10.1961
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
23.03.1944
?
22.06.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Signals [emergency commission to 30.11.1946]
01.12.1946


permanent commission
Rowles,
Frederick
F. Rowles
(03?).1902
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
(12?).1965
Chelmsford district, Essex
WS/RQMS ?
Lt. QM 09.11.1942 [274188]
WS/Capt. QM 09.11.1945
Capt. QM 01.11.1947
09.11.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Ruddock,
Henry Edward
H.E. Ruddock (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
Son of Harold Edwy Colston Ruddock (1887-1915), and Constance Mary Aldous (1888-1933).
Married Pauline ...(died 11.03.2004); one daughter, one son.
13.05.1910
Richmond district, Surrey
-
05.1998
East Devon district, Devon
L/Bdr.
?
2nd Lt.
10.12.1938 [78989]
A/Capt.
15.08.1940-14.11.1940
T/Capt.
15.11.1940-27.11.1941
WS/Capt.
28.11.1941
Capt.
11.04.1945
A/Maj.
28.08.1941-27.11.1941
T/Maj.
28.11.1941-14.11.1945
WS/Maj.
15.1.1945
A/Lt.Col.
15.08.1945-14.11.1945
T/Lt.Col.
15.11.1945-14.08.1954
Lt.
06.03.1946, seniority 01.08.1938
Capt.
06.03.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946
Lt.Col.
15.08.1954 (retd 04.04.1958)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
29.06.1954
?
Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1946
?
Territorial Decoration TD
?
-
Education: Staff College (psc)
 
 
 
served in the ranks, Honourable Artillery Company
10.12.1938


commissioned, 92nd (5th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
-
05.03.1946
mobilized TA
06.03.1946
 
 
permanent commission
31.01.1947
-
14.04.1947
Brigade Major, ...
15.04.1947
-
13.01.1948
Staff Officer Royal Artillery, 2nd grade, HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
25.04.1949
-
31.01.1950
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, Anti-Aircraft Group
01.02.1950
-
06.03.1951
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, ...
Rudge,
Kenneth
"Ken"
K. Rudge

Married Eileen (née ...); two daughters.
04.1923
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
(14?).12.2006
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cadet
? [14206554]
2nd Lt.
24.10.1944 [334502]
WS/Lt.
24.04.1945
(A/Capt. ?)
?
1941/42?
-
23.10.1944
served in the ranks, Corps of Royal Signals
24.10.1944


commissioned, Corps of Royal Signals [emergency commission]



trained in Scotland, served Italy (Operation Roast, commando operation at Comacchio Lagoon, 04.1945) & Norway (1945?)
Rugge-Price,
Anthony Arthur Keith
A.A.K. Rugge-Price

Married (27.04.1939) Joan Lisette Douglas Pilkington (born 1919) (marriage dissolved 1948?); three sons.
09.11.1914
-
05.1997
Ealing, London
2nd Lt.
30.08.1934 [63560]
Lt.
30.08.1937
A/Capt.
26.08.1940-25.11.1940
T/Capt.
26.11.1940-21.12.1941
WS/Capt.
22.12.1941
Capt.
30.08.1942
A/Maj.
22.09.1941-21.12.1941
T/Maj.
22.12.1941-29.08.1947
Maj.
30.08.1947
T/Lt.Col.
05.03.1951-17.03.1954,
05.11.1956-15.11.1956
Lt.Col.
16.11.1956-(02.1957)
Col.
07.06.1963 (retd 12.11.1966)
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Chevalier, Order of Leopold II with Palm (Belgium) LeoII
25.09.1947
?
- CdeG
25.09.1947
Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium)
Education: Staff College, Camberley (psc)
30.08.1934


commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own), Royal Armoured Corps
06.03.1939
-
25.08.1940
specially employed
(06.)1944


Officer Commanding, "B" Squadron 13th/18th Hussars (Normandy / NW Europe)
05.01.948
-
22.12.1948
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), M.I. 11, War Office
05.03.1951
-
14.03.1954
Technical Staff Officer, grade 1 (TSO1), Fighting Vehicles Department, Ministry of Supply
Ruggles-Brise,
Sir John Archibald;
2nd Baronet (cr. 1935)
J.A. Ruggles-Brice J.A. Ruggles-Brice

Elder son of Colonel Sir Edward Archibald
Ruggles­Brise, 1st Bt, MC, TD, DL, JP, MP, and Agatha (died 1937), eldest daughter of J. H. Gurney, DL, JP, of Keswick Hall, Norfolk.
Succeeded father, 1942.

13.06.1908
Finchingfield
-
20.02.2007
Spains Hall, Finchingfield, Essex
2nd Lt.
01.11.1938 [79330]
WS/Lt.
15.05.1940
Lt.
.11.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
15.05.1940-(04.1941)
A/Maj.
10.12.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
12.01.1943
T/Lt.Col.
12.01.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Lt.Col.
01.05.1947 (retd 01.05.1950)
Hon. Col.
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1958
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1945
?
Territorial Decoration TD
?
?
Education: Eton 
01.11.1938


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
1939
-
1945
served Anti-Aircraft Command (commanded 1st 450 Mixed Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA, and 2nd Anti-Aircraft Demonstration and User Trials Regiment)
1947


formed and commanded 599 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
01.05.1950
-
13.06.1963
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Member of Lloyd's. President, CLA, 1957-1959 (helped promote Game Fair); Church Comr, 1959-1964; Chairman, Council of the Baronetage, 1958-1963. Patron, Essex Agricultural Society, 1970-1978. Liveryman, Spectacle Makers' Co., 1948-. DL 1945, JP 1946, Vice­Lieutenant, 1947, Co. Essex. Hon. Freeman of Chelmsford. Governor of Felsted and Chigwell Schools, 1950-1975. DUniv Essex, 1980. KStJ. Lord­Lieutenant of Essex, 1958-1978; Pro­Chancellor, University of Essex, 1964-1979.
Honorary Colonel, 459 (Essex) HAA Regiment RA, TA, 14.02.1958.
Rumsey,
Lucas Charles
"Bob"
L.C. Rumsey (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
20.07.1910
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
-
02.01.1968
Westminster district, London
2nd Lt. 03.09.1932, seniority 29.01.1931 [52396]
... ...
T/Lt.Col. 11.03.1944-19.11.1944
... ...
Brig. 16.07.1959 (retd 20.08.1965)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE ? ?
Education: MA.
03.09.1932     commissioned, Royal Tank Corps [later: Royal Tank Regiment]
... - ... ...
30.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Rushton,
Milton Michael
M.M. Rushton
?
-
Cadet ? [816866]
2nd Lt. 23.10.1943 [296870]
WS/Lt. 23.10.1943
Lt. 01.12.1946, seniority 23.10.1943
Capt. 23.10.1949 (reld 24.02.1956; retaining rank of Capt.)
23.10.1943 - 30.11.1946 commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery[emergency commission]
01.12.1946 - 30.08.1955 short service commission
31.08.1955 - 24.02.1956 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Russell,
John Fairbairn
J.F. Russell
29.10.1913
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.08.1942 [240699]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1943
T/Capt. 04.10.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 06.01.1946 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 06.01.1946-(04.1946)
01.08.1942     commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders [emergency commission]
01.05.1943     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Russell,
Maurice Levenston
M.L. Russell
?
-
Sgt.
? [14559984]
2nd Lt.
01.02.1945 [345542]
WS/Lt.
01.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
01.02.1945


commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Russell,
Nelson
N. Russell N. Russell

Son of Nelson Russell, Strathmore, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Married (1926) Edith, daughter of A.T. Allan,
Highfield, Lisburn, Northern Ireland; no children.
07.07.1897
Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
-
20.10.1971
Tollymore, Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Prob. 2nd Lt.
03.04.1915
2nd Lt.
11.08.1915
T/Lt.
29.11.1915
Lt.
12.02.1916
2nd Lt.
16.11.1918, seniority 07.07.1916 [9593]
Lt.
16.11.1918, seniority 07.01.1918
Capt.
09.04.1929
Maj.
15.09.1937
A/Lt.Col.
03.10.1940-02.01.1941
T/Lt.Col.
03.01.1941-31.12.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
01.01.1943
Lt.Col.
14.03.1943
A/Col.
01.07.1942-31.12.1942
T/Col.
01.01.1943
A/Brig.
01.07.1942-31.12.1942
T/Brig.
01.01.1943-10.05.1944,
21.04.1945-31.01.1950
Brig.
01.02.1950 (retd 04.08.1950)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
09.06.1949
HM's birthday 49
Distinguished Service Order DSO
05.08.1943
Tunisia
Military Cross MC
16.05.1916
Battle of the Somme *
Mention in Despatches MID
23.03.1944
Sicily
Mention in Despatches MID
24.08.1944
Italy
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
?
?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
?
?
Victory Medal VM
?
?
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
* For conspicuous gallantry during a raid on the enemy's trenches. He was the first man into the trench, where he shot an officer, and finally skilfully withdrew after doing all the damage possible.
Education: Campbell College, Belfast
03.04.1915
-
15.11.1918
mobilized Special Reserve (for 3 years, 227 days)
03.04.1915
-

3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers
(1916)


attached, 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (France and Belgium 09.07.1915-22.07.1916)
12.07.1916
-
?
Adjutant, 10 Brigade Bombing School
16.11.1918


commissioned, The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
1919
-
1939
served, Egypt, India, Sudan, Palestine
01.04.1937
-
30.03.1940
Brigade Major, ... (Home Forces)
1940
-
?
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)
01.07.1942
-
20.02.1944
Commander, 38th (Irish) Infantry Brigade (UK, N Africa, Sicily, Italy)
1945


Commander, Belfast Sub-Area
1946


Commander, Belfast Garrison
1947
-
1950
Commander, Ulster Independent Infantry Brigade Group
Serjeant-at-Arms to Parliament of Northern Ireland, 1951-1959. Played cricket for Lisburn & Ireland.
Russell,
William Edward
R. Rutherford
 

05.05.1903
Plymouth district, Devon
-
02.1988
Sedgemoor district, Somerset
2nd Lt.
01.02.1923
Lt.
01.02.1925
Capt.
29.06.1935
Capt. & Ordn.Offr. 4th class
28.10.1935, seniority 28.10.1932
Maj. (& Ordn.Offr. 3rd class to 20.04.1944)
01.04.1939
A/Lt.Col. (& Ordn.Offr. 2nd class)
07.02.1942-06.05.1942
T/Lt.Col. (& Ordn.Offr. 2nd class to 20.04.1944)
07.05.1942-03.11.1943,
24.11.1943-08.08.1947
Lt.Col.
09.08.1947 (retd 18.11.1957)
T/Col.
22.02.1949-28.03.1951
Hon. Col.
18.11.1957
01.02.1923


commissioned, The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire)
(03.1931)
 
 
11th Ordnance Officers' Course, Royal Army Ordnance Corps School of Instruction (Hilsea Barracks, near Cosham)
(06.1933)
 
 
served at Burscough
28.10.1935


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (as RAOC Ordnance Officer 4th Class to 27.10.1935)
(01.1937)
-
(01.1939)
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), Ceylon
16.02.1941
-
16.02.1942
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), ...
07.02.1942
-
01.05.1943
Advt Special Inst Staff
02.05.1943
-
01.01.1948
Assistant Director of Ordnance Services  (ADOS), ...
16.02.1948
-
16.02.1949
COO Ordnance Depot
22.02.1949
-
11.02.1951
Deputy Director of Ordnance Services (DDOS), HQ West Africa Command
Rutherfoord,
Andrew Joseph Hawksley
A.J.H. Rutherfoord (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Rutherfoord) A.J.H. Rutherfoord
A.J.H. Rutherfoord 
Married Mary (née ...) (predeceased him); one son, two daughters.
From Bedford.
22.02.1916
-
19.12.2007
Kingston upon Thames Hospital
2nd Lt.
30.01.1936 [67178]
Lt.
30.01.1939
A/Capt.
02.09.1939-01.12.1939
T/Capt.
02.12.1939-26.11.1942,
02.02.1943-29.01.1944
Capt.
30.01.1944
A/Maj.
04.09.1944-03.12.1944
T/Maj.
04.12.1944-09.01.1945,
26.02.1945-(01.1946)
Maj.
30.01.1949 (retd 28.08.1950)
Military Cross MC
21.06.1945
Holland 10/11.44 *
Silver Star Medal (USA) SSM
15.02.1944
N Africa **
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
 
30.01.1936


commissioned, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
(01.1937)
 
 
1st Battlaion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Gibraltar)
(01.1939)
 
 
1st Battlaion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Strensall)
01.04.1939


Air Intelligence Liaison Officer (General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3)), Royal Air Force
17.03.1939


General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Air HQ, BMNI
10.05.1940
-
21.06.1940
served France & Belgium
31.10.1941


Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (Army Air Corps)
26.01.1942


HQ Parachute Brigade (from 13.11.1942 North Africa) (wounded)
?
-
05.01.1944
1/4th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (North Africa)
27.02.1944


General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ 129th Infantry Brigade (UK, from 17.06.1944 NW Europe) (wounded in France)
15.08.1944
-
01.1945
Officer Commanding, A Company, 1/4th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (France, Belgium, Holland)
09.01.1945


1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment (from 07.05.1945 NW Europe)
      in command of some winter- (or mountain-)warfare training centre in Austria
      post-war regimental service in India & Malaya (possibly even Palestine)
28.09.1950 - 22.02.1966 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
* Major Rutherfoord has commanded A Company 1/4 KOYLI since 15 Aug 44. During the whole of this period, and particularly during the operatons of the last three months in Holland, when most actions have been limited by the nature of the country to company battles, he has proved himself a fine natural leader. He has commanded his company with conspicuous success in many such actions. In the advance up to the Hollandsche Diep on 4 Nov, he commanded his company with outstanding skill, capturing and occupying his objective under heavy mortar and machine-gun fire. By his excellent leadership and clever use of ground he brought his company to the objective and captured a number of prisoners, LMGs [= light machine guns] and mortars. At Klundert on 5 Nov he led his company through very heavy enemy mortar and artillery concentrations and successfully occupied his objective. His company suffered fifteen per cent casualties on this occasion, and it was due entirely to his personal example and disregard of the enemy fire that they reached their objective. At Esschen on 25 Oct he was ordered to carry out a difficult night attack. The company was subjected to heavy artillery fire whilst approaching the start line, but Major Rutherfoord held his company back until there was a pause in the fire, and then went forward at great speed to his objective. The enemy were completely surprised and fifteen prisoners were taken. Major Rutherfoord himself led the attack and was the first to enter the houses held by the enemy. Major Rutherfoord is an outstanding officer and his courage and leadership have earned him the complete confidence of his men. [Date of citation for periodic MC: 17 Jan 45. Gazetted: 21 Jun 45]
** For gallantry in action with the Army of The United States on 14 March 1943 near Tamera, Tunisia. When the enemy attacked and gained a foothold in a wooded section within fifty yards of his company, which was weak in numbers due to casualties, Lieutenant Rutherfoord went forward alone, and with a sub-machine gun destroyed two enemy machine gun posts killing and wounding the crews and capturing the guns. This gallant act in the face of great danger is worthy of the highest praise.
Rutherford,
Norman Rae
N.R. Rutherford

Son (with two brothers) of William Rae Rutherford (1877-), and Margaret J. Dobson.
Married ((06?).1942, Newcastle upon Tyne district, Cumberland) Florence Hawtin (27.09.1919 - 12.1990); two sons.
12.08.1920
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Cumberland
-
24.01.1980
Wandsworth district, London
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.11.1941 [217923]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 05.06.1944-27.12.1945
WS/Capt. 28.12.1945 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Maj. 28.12.1945-(08.1946)
22.11.1941     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
      46th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Egypt, El Alamein, Sicily, Anzio & Greece)
Rutherford,
Royce
"Roy"
R. Rutherford

?
-
11.01.2007
Gullane, Scotland
Cadet
? [14725140]
2nd Lt.
26.08.1945 [357370]
WS/Lt.
26.02.1946 (reld 30.03.1948)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
30.03.1948



served 1st Battalion 16th Punjab Regiment & Queen's Lancashire Regiment
26.08.1945


commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
31.01.1951


Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Ruxton,
Anthony Fane
A.F. Ruxton

Son of Capt. Charles Harcourt Vernon Ruxton, and Phyllis Maitland Wood (later: Hoffe), of Waterrow, Somerset.
04.09.1919
-
14.07.1943
(KIA) [age 23]
[Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, VII.D.13]
2nd Lt. 01.07.1939 [95530]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 23.09.1941-22.12.1941
T/Capt. 23.12.1941-14.07.1943
Military Cross MC 02.10.1942 Operation Jubilee (Dieppe raid 18/19.08.42, Yellow Beach, Sector 2) [citation available upon request]
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1938-1939).
01.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Ulster Rifles
      2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles
(08.1942) - 14.07.1943 attached No. 3 Commando
* Recommendation for the award of the Military Cross to Lt. A.F. Ruxton: This officer behaved with the utmost vigour and gallantry in command of a scratch group and doubly handicapped by knowing none of the men, for he had been in the unit less than a week. His contempt for danger is no less remarkable than his skill at arms for he undoubtedly accounted for several of the enemy with his own hand. When we first came under fire, he stood fast and replied at close quarters, with no thought of cover. He effectively engaged the enemy O.P. [Observation Post] with a Bren and was one of the last men to withdraw, when he saved his Bren gun by swimming off with it on a Mae West. He set a splendid example to his men.
[Recommended 26.08.1942 by Maj. P. Young, approved by Lt.Col. J.F. Durnford Slater, commanding No. 3 Commando, and by Brig. R.E. Laycock.]
Ryper,
George Henry
G.H. Ryper
11.10.1898
-
(03?).1970
St Marylebone district, London
2nd Lt. 31.01.1918 [43533]
Lt. 22.10.1919
T/Capt. 08.10.1940-(04.1946)
Lt. 01.08.1946
Capt. 10.12.1948, seniority 01.11.1947
Maj. 09.09.1952
Education: Wellington Cadet College.
31.01.1918     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
02.03.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
09.10.1923     Regular Army Reserve of Officers (General List - Cavalry)
      3rd Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
      possibly commanded a workers' camp in Trieste, Italy towards the end of World War II
01.08.1946     commissioned, 3rd Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps [short service commission]
30.06.1948     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
       
 
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