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1939-1945

 

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C.R.W. Smart  to  W.P. Symons
Smart,
Charles Richard Whitworth
"Bobbie"
C.R.W. Smart
Son of William S. Smart, and Evelyn
W. Whitworth.
(12?).1919
Nottingham
district,
Nottinghamshire

-
29.11.2008
hospital
Portsmouth
[Portchester
Crematorium]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.01.1942 [224960]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
21.01.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Smart,
James
J. Smart
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
21.04.1914
-
2nd Lt. 01.12.1934 [63867]
Lt. 01.12.1937
      late Officer Cadet, Glasgow University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
01.12.1934     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
      possibly employed on Air Observation Post (AOP) duties
15.12.1944     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Smart,
John Jamieson Carswell
"Jack"
J.J.C. Smart J.J.C. Smart
Son (with two brothers) of William Marshall Smart, MA, DSc, LLD, FRSE, FRAS (1889-1975), and Isabel Carswell (?-1974).

16.09.1920
Cambridge
-
06.10.2012
Melbourne, Australia
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 09.10.1941 [212091]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (demobilized < 04.1946) (reld 03.08.1950)
Hon. Lt. 03.08.1950
Education: The Leys School (Cambridge), Glasgow University and the University of Oxford.
09.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      served mainly in India & Burma
Philosopher.
Smith,
?
Smith
?
-
?
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
(04.1945)     14th Battalion The Nigeria Regiment
Smith,
Albert Edwin
A.E. Smith
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.10.1940 [151341]
WS/Lt. 05.04.1942
? - 05.10.1940 either 122nd, 123rd, 125th or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
05.10.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Smith,
Archibald William
Anthony

A.W.A. Smith
Married (23.04.1942) Malise
Joy Wilson (14.09.1913 - 1994), daughter of Hon. Guy Greville Wilson,
and Avery Buxton; two sons.
03.08.1906
St George
Hanover Square
district, London

-
02.1989
Central
Leicestershire
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36872]
Lt.
30.08.1929
Capt.
19.02.1937
A/Maj.
02.09.1939-01.12.1939
T/Maj.
02.12.1939-02.02.1940,
11.06.1940-29.08.1943
Maj.
30.08.1943
A/Lt.Col.
25.05.1942-29.06.1942,
04.08.1944-27.09.1944
T/Lt.Col.
28.09.1944-(01.1946)
Lt.Col.
09.11.1947 (retd 03.11.1949)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.03.1945
NW Europe
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
30.08.1926


commissioned, Coldstream Guards
18.10.1930
-
09.05.1933
ADC to the Governor of Madras
(06.1933)
 
 
3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards (Wellington Barracks, for Chelsea Barracks)
(01.1937)
 
 
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards (Wellington Barracks)
20.01.1937
-
22.05.1937
specially employed, War Office
(01.1939)
-
02.02.1940
Captain, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards (Aldershot)
03.02.1940
-
31.03.1940
Training Battalion, Coldstream Guards
01.04.1940
-
17.05.1940
Holding Battalion, Coldstream Guards
18.05.1940
-
04.06.1940
2nd Infantry Base Depot (British Expeditionary Force)
05.06.1940
-
14.04.1942
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
15.04.1942
-
30.10.1942
Second-in-Command, Training Battalion, Coldstream Guards [from 25.05.1942-30.06.1942 Commanding Officer]
31.10.1942
-
03.08.1944
Second-in-Command, 4th (Tank) Battalion Coldstream Guards
04.08.1944
-
1945?
Commanding Officer, 4th (Tank) Battalion Coldstream Guards
01.07.1946
-
?
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
Smith,
Anthony Frith
"Toby"
A.F. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Jonathan Smith)
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan F. Smith, of Paget, Bermuda.
Brother of Capt. Philip Adrian Dunscomb Smith.
Married (02.05.1933) Faith Agnes Bower, of Torresdale, Pennsylvania; two sons, two daughters.
23.11.1907
Bermuda
-
14.10.1944
(KIA) [age 36]
[Overloon War Cemetery, the Netherlands, I.B.10]
2nd Lt. TA 10.08.1935
Lt. TA 10.08.1938
Capt. TA 25.08.1939
2nd Lt. 10.07.1940 [66195]
WS/Lt. 09.12.1940
A/Capt. 09.09.1940-08.12.1940
T/Capt. 09.12.1940-23.10.1942
WS/Capt. 24.10.1942
A/Maj. 24.07.1942-23.10.1942
T/Maj. 24.10.1942-16.09.1943,
25.10.1943-14.10.1944
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.01.1949 (posthumously)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.01.1949 1st clasp (posthumously)
39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Warwick Academy, Bermuda; Rossall School.
06.10.1931 - 09.08.1935 served in the ranks, Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps - Territorial Army
10.08.1935     commissioned, Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps - Territorial Army
02.09.1939     mobilized
02.09.1939 - 27.12.1939 on outpost duty
27.12.1939 - 25.03.1940 2nd-in-Charge, HQ Training Company
01.04.1940 - 01.06.1940 in charge of messing
10.07.1940     commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
11.07.1940 - 18.07.1940 Infantry Training Centre, The Lincolnshire Regiment
19.07.1940 - 21.12.1942 50th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment (Spalding)
22.12.1942 - 24.10.1943 101st Anti-Tank Regiment RA (Leigh-on-Sea)
20.06.1943     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
25.10.1943 - 07.12.1943 instructor, 161st Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot)
08.12.1943 - 17.08.1944 transferred, The Lincolnshire Regiment (7th Infantry Training Centre)
18.08.1944 - 07.09.1944 11th Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment (Market Rasen)
08.09.1944 - 04.10.1944 50th Regimental Holding Unit (embarked for NW Europe 18.09.1944)
05.10.1944 - 14.10.1944 Company Commander, 2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment (killed in action)
Smith,
Sir Arthur Francis
A.F. Smith

12.09.1890
-
08.08.1977
2nd Lt.
03.09.1910 [12914]
...
...
Maj.Gen.
01.10.1939, seniority 19.07.1938
A/Lt.Gen.
15.04.1941-05.04.1942,
18.02.1944-26.02.1944
T/Lt.Gen.
27.02.1944-(01.1946)
local Lt.Gen.
16.06.1942-17.02.1944

KCB 1946 (CB 01.04.1941); KBE 1942; DSO 1918; MC
MID 01.04.1941, 08.07.1941, 30.12.1941
Order of Kutzov 2nd class 21.07.1944


03.09.1910


commissioned, Coldstream Guards
...
-
...
...
24.09.1939
-
30.09.1939
Major-General, General Staff, Middle East
01.10.1939
-
14.04.1941
Deputy Chief General Staff, Middle East
15.04.1941
-
29.03.1942
Chief General Staff, Middle East
01.06.1942
-
17.02.1944
General Officer Commanding, London District
18.02.1944
-
(01.1946)
Commander-in-Chief, Persia & Iraq
Smith,
Arthur Philip
F.A. Lumkin
Son of H. Smith, and ... Knowles, of Retford.
05.1913
Doncaster district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
2nd Lt.
13.11.1935
Lt.
13.11.1938
WS/Capt.
03.05.1942
T/Maj.
03.05.1942-(04.1944)
Eductation: Uppingham School (09.1927-07.1931).



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

13.11.1935


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers (106th (West Riding) Army Troops Company RE (Doncaster))
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized
1939
-
(1942)
[Platoon/Section Commander?], 106th Army Troops Company RE (France, UK, Middle East)
Wire rope manufacturer (Tickhill, nr Doncaster, then Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia).
Smith,
Bernard Harry
B.H. Smith
Son of Henry F. Smith, and Nellie Gibbons.
Husband of Patricia May Smith, of Gloucester.
1916 ?
-
14.04.1945
(KIA) [age 29]
[Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, 4.J.5]
Cadet
? [5186491]
2nd Lt.
28.04.1944 [315694]
Lt.
?
28.04.1944


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
14.04.1945
.. Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
Smith,
[Sir] Cecil Miller
C.M. Smith
17.06.1896
-
22.03.1988
2nd Lt. 15.10.1915
... ...
WS/Col. 15.03.1944
Col. 16.01.1945, seniority 15.03.1944
A/Brig. 07.03.1942-06.09.1942
T/Brig. 07.09.1942-14.03.1944
A/Maj.Gen. 15.03.1943-14.03.1944
T/Maj.Gen. 15.03.1944-(01.1946)
Maj.Gen. 23.11.1946, seniority 28.12.1944 (retd 05.04.1951)

KBE 1951 (CBE 1944; OBE 1941); CB 1947; MC; CEng, MIMechE.

15.10.1915     commissioned, Army Service Corps
... - ... ...
1944 - 1945 Deputy Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force
... - ... ...
Smith,
Cuthbert Brook
C.B. Smith (Source: www.bermuda-online.org)

Married a Bermudian.
10.08.1915
-
1955
Kenya
(accident)
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.01.1936 [67179]
Lt.
30.01.1939
A/Capt.
16.04.1940-15.07.1940
T/Capt.
16.07.1940-17.12.1940,
20.03.1941-31.07.1942
WS/Capt.
01.08.1942
Capt.
30.01.1944
A/Maj.
01.05.1942-31.07.1942
T/Maj.
01.08.1942-05.06.1943,
18.06.1944-12.07.1944,
18.07.1944-27.06.1945
WS/Maj.
28.06.1945
Maj.
30.01.1949
A/Lt.Col.
28.03.1945-27.06.1945
T/Lt.Col.
28.06.1945-(04.1946),
05.05.1955-(08.1955)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley.
30.01.1936


commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1939)


posted to Bermuda [??]
(1954)


served Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry at Bermuda [??]
Smith,
Derrick Louis [Patrick]
D.L. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mrs Rosemary Bartlett)

Son of William James Smith (1891-1968), and Ellen Jane W. Holness (1892-).
Married ((12?).1942,
Llanelly district, Carmarthenshire) Dorothy Irene Turp (25.10.1921 - 11.07.2009), daughter of Lewis Turp (1888-1968), and Margaret Rosser (1894-1968); five daughters, two sons.
13.07.1922
Amersham, Oxfordshire
-
02.1993
Ogwr district, Mid Glamorgan, Wales
Cadet ? [2090527]
2nd Lt. 20.12.1944 [337630]
WS/Lt. 23.04.1945
WS/Capt. 06.04.1946 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 06.04.1946-(12.1946)
Lt. 01.01.1954, seniority 14.07.1950
Capt. 01.04.1954
A/Maj. 12.03.1956
Maj. 13.07.1956, seniority 12.03.1956
20.12.1944     commissioned, The South Wales Borderers [emergency commission]
01.01.1954     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
26.01.1959     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Smith,
Desmond Abel
L.R. Abel Smith
also known as: Abel Smith, Desmond.
Eldest son of Eustace Abel Smith, JP, and Aileen Geta Katherine Conolly, of Longhills, Branston, Lincoln.
Brother of Capt. Robert Eustace Abel Smith, Grenadier Guards.
Married Elizabeth Barbara Peace, JP Bucks, daughter of General Hon. Sir H.A. Lawrence, GCB; one son, four daughters.
02.09.1892
Longhills, Branston, Lincoln
-
26.07.1974
2nd Lt. 15.08.1914
Lt. 07.1915 (resigned 18.11.1919)
A/Capt. 11.1918
Capt. 18.11.1919
Maj. ?
Military Cross MC 01.01.1917 ?
Education: Eton School (1905.3-1911.1; Rev. H.T. Bowlby house & S.G. Lubbock house); Trinitiy College, Cambridge.
15.08.1919     commissioned, Grenadier Guards - Special Reserve of Officers
10.07.1915     commissioned, Grenadier Guards
1920     Regular Army Reserve of Officers, Class II
11.04.1921     8th (Defence Force) Battalion The Sherwood Foresters [notification cancelled 18.10.1921]
1939 - 1943 General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), London District
      Senior Military Liaison Officer, London Region
Director: Borax Consolidated Ltd, 1937-1969; National Westminster Bank Ltd (formerly National Provincial Bank Ltd), 1948-1970; Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1930-1970, and other companies.
Smith,
Edward Dudley
E.D. Smith
Later known as: Dudley-Smith, Edward Dudley.
22.12.1916 ?
-
?
Bombr. ?
2nd Lt. 23.12.1939 [102699]
WS/Lt. 02.03.1941
T/Capt. 17.09.1941-(10.1942)
WS/Capt. 26.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 26.11.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Military Cross MC 28.01.1943 Middle East [recommendation available upon request]
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Education: Eastbourne College (G., 1930).
      late Cadet Serjeant, Eastbourne College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
02.09.1939     commissioned, Honourable Artillery Company - Territorial Army
 1939 - 1946 11th (Honourable Artillery Company) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Greece 1941, North Africa 1941-1943, Sicily / Italy 1943-1945) (wounded twice) (MC)
Smith,
Edwin David
E.D. Smith
10.06.1894
-
02.05.1951
Wt.Offr. Cl. II ? [1416008]
Lt. 21.02.1940 [117776] (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Capt. 18.06.1942-(04.1944)
A/Maj. 26.08.1943-(07.1944)
Hon. Capt. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
21.02.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Smith,
Eric Edward
E.E. Smith
?
-
2nd Lt.
10.10.1942 [247469]
WS/Lt.
10.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
01.01.1949
10.10.1942


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


Officer Commanding, 4 Troop, "C" Squadron 13th/18th Hussars (Normandy / NW Europe)
01.01.1949


Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Smith,
Ernest Walter
E.W. Smith
1897
-
1954
2nd Lt. 17.12.1930 [47920]
Lt. 17.12.1933
Capt. 01.06.1938
T/Maj. 03.05.1943-(04.1946)
Maj. 01.05.1947
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 13.12.1945 -
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 03.10.1950 2 clasps
17.12.1930     commissioned, 56th (1st London) Divisional Engineers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
31.10.1953 - 02.08.1961 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Smith,
Frederick Henry
F.H. Smith

Son (with four sisters and one brother) of Frederick Henry Smith (1881-), and Lilian Mary Webley (1880-1919).
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
17.01.1913
Kings Norton
-
19.01.1987
Sefton North district, Merseyside
A/QMS ? [1868540]
Lt. QM 08.07.1941 [199678]
WS/Capt. QM 08.07.1944 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
03.05.1927     enlisted for army service
08.07.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
13.01.1943 - 19.10.1943 British Army Staff, Washington, DC (USA)
Smith,
George Lewis Stanley
G.L.S. Smith

Son of Col. Stanley George Drew Smith, Royal Artillery.
Married (06.05.1926, Malta) Jessie Gertrude Blatch.
29.05.1892
-
(06?).1965
Bideford district, Devon
2nd Lt.
23.12.1911 [3010]
Lt.
23.12.1914
Capt.
08.08.1916
A/Maj.
17.06.1918-31.05.1919
T/Maj.
21.01.1920-31.03.1921
Maj.
01.10.1929
Lt.Col.
07.10.1938 (supernumerary 07.10.1941) (retd 14.03.1947)
A/ Col.
12.03.1941-11.09.1941
T/Col.
12.09.1941-06.07.1944
Hon. Col.
14.03.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
02.06.1923
HM's birthday 23
Military Cross MC
03.06.1919
HM's birthday 19 (service in Egypt)
World War I: British War Medal; Victory Medal
23.12.1911


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Royal Garrison Artillery)
06.08.1917
-
13.06.1918
Adjutant, ... (Mesopotamia, 08.03.1916-03.05.1918; Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 04.05.1918-31.10.1918)
(1919)


attached 205th S. Battery
21.01.1920
-
31.03.1921
Deputy Assistant Controller, War Office (temporary)
01.04.1921
-
31.03.1923
Staff Captain, War Office (temporary)
08.04.1926
-
31.03.1929
Adjutant, ...
(03.1931)


3rd Medium Brigade RA (Longmoor)
(06.1933)


25th Gunnery Staff Course, The Military College of Science (Woolwich)
01.10.1934
-
12.01.1938
Major Instructor in Gunnery, Malaya
(01.1939)


RA Fixed Defences, Eastern Ports, Dover
01.01.1939
-
10.04.1941
Commanding Officer, 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (SR) *
12.03.1941
-
09.10.1941
Chief Instructor, British Military Mission to Egyptian Army
* Data provided by Mr Richard Doherty, author of the unit history.
Smith,
Gerald Simpson
G.S. Smith
?
-
Cadet
? [14325178]
2nd Lt.
22.04.1944 [315237]
WS/Lt.
? (reld 24.10.1945; disability)
Hon. Lt.
24.10.1945
22.04.1944


commissioned, West Yorkshire Regiment [emergency commission]



5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (badly injured at St Pierre sur Dives)



5th Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (51st Highland Division)
Smith,
Harry John Christopher Crombie
H.J.C.C. Smith
1914
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
11.08.2001
Melrose, Scotland
Lt. 31.10.1942 [250643]
WS/Capt. 31.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: University of Edinburgh (MB, ChB, 29.07.1938).
31.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
General practitioner, Lauder, Berwickshire.
Smith,
[Sir] Henry Abel
H.A. Smith H.A. Smith
H.A. Smith H.A. Smith
H.A. Smith H.A. Smith
H.A. Smith H.A. Smith
H.A. Smith H.A. Smith
also known as: Abel Smith, Henry.
Second son of Francis Abel Smith, and Madeleine St. Maur, of Wilford House, Wilford, Nottingham.
Brother of Brig. Alexander Abel Smith.
Married (23.10.1931) Lady May Helen Emma Cambridge (23.01.1906 - 29.05.1994), daughter of Sir Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, 1st Earl of Athlone, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO; one son, two daughters.

08.03.1900
St George
Hanover Square,
London

-
24.01.1993
Wellington Lodge, Winkfield, Windsor, Berkshire
2nd Lt. 17.12.1919 [18050]
Lt. 17.12.1921
Capt. 01.02.1930
Maj. 26.06.1934
A/Lt.Col. 29.07.1941-28.10.1941
T/Lt.Col. 29.10.1941-25.06.1944
Lt.Col. 26.06.1944
Hon. Col. 06.02.1950 (retd)
Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George KCMG 1961 ?
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO 1950 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.02.1945 NW Europe [recommendation available upon request]
Knight Officer, Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands) OON 15.10.1945 Operation Market-Garden 09.44 [recommendation available upon request]
Holds foreign decoration(s).
Education: Eton School (1913.3-1913.3; E.W. Stone house); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
17.12.1919     commissioned, Royal Horse Guards
07.10.1925 - 06.10.1928 Adjutant
23.11.1928 - 20.01.1931 Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General & Commander-in-Chief, South Africa (Hon. Maj.Gen. Earl of Athlone, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO)
06.1941 - (05.1945) Commanding Officer, 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment
1946     Acting Colonel, Corps of Household Cavalry
Governor of Queensland, 1958-66; Administrator, Australian Commonwealth, during part of 1965.
DL Berks 1953. KStJ 1958. Hon. LLD Univ. of Queensland, 1962. Honorary Air Commodore, RAAF, 1966.
Smith,
Henry Spencer Bowden
H.S.B. Smith
Son (with two sisters) of James Smith
(1863-1937), and Maud Beatrice Perry (1872-1932).
Married 1st ((06?).1929, Kensington district, London) Olive Bunton (1908 - ); one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1937, Hendon district, Middlesex) Isabel Beatrice Durward (03.03.1915 - 13.03.1988); one son, one daughter.
12.02.1909
-
07.1994
Haringey district, London
2nd Lt. 01.10.1940 [111446]
WS/Lt. 28.05.1940
T/Capt. 28.05.1940-30.06.1944
WS/Capt. 01.07.1944 (reld 1945)
T/Maj. 01.07.1944-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
01.10.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
22.03.1941     transferred, Army Catering Corps
Smith,
Ian Christopher Downs
I.C.D. Smith I.C.D. Smith

22.04.1920
Keynsham, nr Bristol
-
03.05.2012
2nd Lt. 22.10.1939 [108233]
Lt. 22.04.1941
A/Capt. 20.03.1945-19.06.1945
T/Capt. 20.06.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. 01.07.1946 (reld 04.08.1948)
A/Maj. 08.07.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. 04.08.1948
Military Cross MC 02.03.1944 reconnaissance party ("Layforce") Criel-sur-Mer (France) 26.12.43
Military Cross MC 03.08.1944 reconnaissance party ("Hiltforce") east of Calais (France) 16/17.05.44
22.10.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps
(1944)     Holding Operational Commando, Royal Army Service Corps (MC and Bar)
Smith,
Ian Grant
I.G. Smith
1910
Inverallan district, Moray, Scotland
-
2003
Alford district, Aberdeen, Scotland
2nd Lt.
15.07.1933 [56290]
Lt.
15.07.1936
Capt.
19.11.1938 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
01.06.1940-(04.1941),
03.06.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
24.10.1952
& 1st clasp



late Cadet Serjeant, Fettes College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
15.07.1933


commissioned, 7th/9th Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(09.1939)
-
(10.1939)
Officer Commanding, "B" Company 7th/9th Battalion The Royal Scots
?
-
31.08.1960
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Smith,
Ian Keith
I.K. Smith
Son of Mr. and Mrs. William George Smith.
Husband of Ruby Keith Smith, of Alkham, Kent.
14.02.1900
-
27.02.1945
[age 45]
[Bournemouth North Cemetery, D.4.95]
2nd Lt.
18.12.1919 [6784]
Lt.
18.12.1921
Capt.
18.12.1932
Capt. & RAOC Ordn.Offr. 4th cl.
23.12.1932, seniority 23.12.1929
Maj. & Ordn.Offr. 3rd cl.
09.11.1938
WS/Lt.Col. & Ordn.Offr. 2nd cl.
23.08.1941
A/Col. & Ordn.Offr. 1st cl.
23.02.1941-22.08.1941
T/Col. & Ordn.Offr. 1st cl.
23.08.1941-(04.1944)
T/Brig.
16.06.1943-27.02.1945
A/Maj.Gen.
02.02.1943-24.02.1943
Mentioned in Despatches MID
22.02.1945
services in the field
Mentioned in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy [posthumously]
18.12.1919


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
07.08.1921
-
31.03.1922
special appointment (Class HH), Irish Command (temporary)
23.12.1929
 
 
seconded for service with Royal Army Ordnance Corps
23.12.1932
 
 
transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
(03.1931)
 
 
served at Stirling
(06.1933)
 
 
served at Stirling
(01.1937)
 
 
served at Kirkee
(01.1939)
 
 
served at Edinburgh
25.07.1940
-
(04.1941)
Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, ...



served on staff of Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander during the Italian campaign
Smith,
Ian Maclaren
I.M. Smith
03.06.1910
Llanelly district, Carmarthenshire / Glamorgan
-
06.1992
Wolverhampton district, West Midlands
2nd Lt.
30.01.1929 [41050]
Lt.
26.12.1933 (reld 22.03.1961)
T/Capt.
14.04.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
22.03.1961
30.01.1929
-
11.02.1938
commissioned, Royal Tank Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
12.02.1938
-
22.03.1961
transferred, Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized



spent time acting as military purser on shipments of troops
Smith,
John
J. Smith
19.05.1910
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
01.1998
Mendip district, Somerset
Pte.
16.07.1928 [3650574]
CSM
?
2nd Lt.
22.05.1941 [185818]
WS/Lt.
22.05.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
16.07.1928


enlisted service, 2nd Bn The Prince of Wales Volunteers
22.05.1941
 
 
commissioned, The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
Smith,
John Norris
J.N. Smith
1923 ?
-
24.02.2007
Rhyl, North Wales
[age 84]
2nd Lt.
09.01.1943 [258504]
WS/Lt.
09.07.1943
T/Capt.
03.06.1945-(04.1946)
...
...
Lt.Col.
11.08.1960, seniority 01.04.1959
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
?
?
09.01.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
?
-
30.09.1962
Territorial Army
30.09.1962
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
JP, DL
Smith,
John Turnbull
"Jock"
J.T. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr John McLoughlin) J.T. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr John McLoughlin)
Son of Frederick William and Edith Emma Smith, of Glasgow.
Husband of Arline May Smith, of Ruchill, Glasgow.
1911
Glasgow, Scotland
-
01.09.1944
(KIA) [age 33]
[Florence War Cemetery, Italy, V.C.3]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.03.1943 [267194]
WS/Lt. 13.09.1943
13.03.1943     commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission]
? - 01.09.1944 attached, B Company, 2nd/7th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
[Took over 8 Platoon (Medium Machine Guns) of 'B' Support Group on the Anzio Beachhead at the end of March 1944. He was killed when his carrier went over a mine in a narrow road on 1st September 1944, just north of Florence.]
Smith,
Joseph Christopher
J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith) J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith)
J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith) J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith)
J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith) J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith)
J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith) J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith)
J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith) J.C. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan C. Smith)
Son (with one brother) of John Arthur Smith (1884-1956), and Anastasia Prendergast (1881-1964).
Married (11.1939, Hatfield, Hertfordshire) Audrey Mary Longman (14.11.1917 - 20.09.2001); one son, one daughter.
25.12.1907
Pendleton, Salford
-
20.03.1982
Peterborough District General Hospital
Boy 05.07.1923
... ....
Cook Cl. III 10.09.1939
L/Sgt. 05.10.1939-05.10.1939 (one day only)
Bdr. 03.10.1939
Sgt. 17.01.1940
S.Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 14.10.1941 [223462]
WS/Lt. 14.10.1941
A/Capt. 02.04.1942-01.07.1942
T/Capt. 02.07.1942-15.05.1944
WS/Capt. 16.05.1944 (reld 04.01.1946)
A/Maj. 16.02.1944-15.05.1944
T/Maj. 16.05.1944-23.07.1945
Hon. Maj. 04.01.1946
39|45 St - -
Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mentioned in Despatches MID 06.04.1944 Middle East
05.07.1923     enlisted into Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
02.09.1939     embodied and posted to Depot Regiment, Royal Artillery
08.09.1939     posted to 34th Signal Training Regiment RA (as clerk (radio))
20.11.1940     posted to 65th Anti-Tank Regiment RA
24.02.1941     posted to the General HQ - 2nd echelon
18.08.1941     posted to HQ - 12 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA
14.10.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
20.10.1941     posted to Corps of Military Police, Alexandria, Egypt
02.04.1942     Second-in-Command, Military Police, Haifa, Palestine
13.04.1942     posted to 22nd Armoured Brigade Group Provost Company
26.08.1942     posted to 202 Provost Company (as Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal)
10.08.1944     posted to 203 Provost Company
15.11.1944     posted to H.Q. - Tripoli Area
23.05.1945     posted to Depot and Training Establishment - Corps of Military Police
02.08.1945     posted to Eastern Command
His son writes: "Although he rarely spoke of his wartime service he did make brief references to being at Dover Castle during the Battle of Britain, escaping from Tobruk and the barrage at the commencement of El Alamein."
Smith,
Kenneth Campbell Cory
K.C.C. Smith
From Nanchline, Ayrshire.
19.05.1907
-
died between
1974 and
02.1985
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36875]
Lt.
30.08.1929
local Capt.
28.11.1936-20.12.1937
Capt.
21.12.1937
A/Maj.
12.10.1939-11.01.1940
T/Maj.
12.01.1940-15.05.1940,
29.08.1940-14.01.1942
WS/Maj.
15.01.1942
Maj.
30.08.1943
A/Lt.Col.
15.10.1941-14.01.1942
T/Lt.Col.
15.01.1942-22.11.1942,
19.04.1943-26.02.1944,
23.09.1944-(01.1946)
Lt.Col.
24.02.1947 (retd 15.02.1948)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1974
for services to social welfare in Northern Ireland
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.10.1945
NW Europe
30.08.1926


commissioned into the 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)
01.04.1936
-
15.01.1939
Instructor, Military College of Science
16.01.1939
-
11.10.1939
Staff Captain
19.04.1943
-
26.02.1944
GSO1, 8th Corps
27.02.1944
-
22.09.1944
Second-in-Command, 15th (Scottish) Reconnaissance Regiment
23.09.1944
-
?
Commanding Officer, 15th (Scottish) Reconnaissance Regiment
24.02.1947


transferred to 16th/5th Royal Lancers
24.02.1947
-
15.02.1948
Commanding Officer, 16th/5th Royal Lancers
15.02.1948
-
06.06.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Smith,
Lawrence James
L.J. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr David L. Smith)
Son of John and Elisabeth Smith.
Husband of Winifred Smith, of Carshalton Beeches, Surrey; ... children (one son).
18.10.1907
Greenwich district, London
-
09.03.1942
(gunshot wound in the head) [age 34]
[Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon, 1.J.13]
2nd Lt.
13.10.1939 [103618]
Lt.
13.07.1940
Capt.
?
A/Maj.
?
13.10.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]



served in the Middle East
Smith,
Leslie Lancaster
L.W. Smith
Son of William Wild Smith and Elizabeth Smith.
Married Phyllis Alice Smith, of Sidcup, Kent
(03?).1905
Lincoln district, Lincolnshire
-
23.06.1942
[age 37]
[Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata, India, H.57]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
08.12.1940 [189121]
WS/Lt.
1941?
A?/Capt.
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?
?
-
08.12.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit (RASC)
08.12.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Smith,
Leslie William
L.W. Smith

?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.12.1940 [164492]
WS/Lt.
21.06.1942
T/Capt.
24.03.1943-(04.1944)
?
-
21.12.1940
either 163rd or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940


commissioned, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]



served 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (became 149th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps) (was Squadron Commander during Battles of Imphal and Kohima, Burma Campaign)
22.10.1941


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
(04.1944)
 
 
serving with Indian Army
Smith,
Leslie William
L.W. Smith
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.09.1941 [207459]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
13.09.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Smith,
Leslie William
L.W. Smith
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.04.1943 [271358]
WS/Lt. 10.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 20.09.1944-(04.1946)
10.04.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Smith,
Leslie William
L.W. Smith
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 11.10.1941 [214013]
WS/Lt. 11.10.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 13.01.1943-(04.1946)
11.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Smith,
Neil
N. Smith
Married ((06?).1941, Brentford district, Middlesex) Enid Naumai Hollins.
22.04.1913
Glasgow, Scotland
-
28.05.1956
Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain (formerly of St Marylebone, London)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.11.1941 [214862]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Capt. 21.01.1943-(08.1946)
Lt. 23.08.1950, seniority 22.09.1944
Capt. 26.11.1952, seniority 26.05.1952
Maj. 23.02.1954, seniority 11.11.1952
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration AERD 14.09.1956 -
08.11.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
23.08.1950     Supplementary Reserve of Officers (later Army Emergency Reserve of Officers)
Smith,
Peter Albert
P.A. Smith
Married.
10.1921
-
08.2009 still alive
Cadet
? [11054917]
2nd Lt.
14.01.1944 [307101]
WS/Lt.
14.07.1944 (reld < 04.1947)
A?/Capt. ?
?
14.01.1944


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.04.1944


transferred, The Suffolk Regiment
02.06.1944
-
(04.1946)
attached, The Northern Rhodesia Regiment
Civil servant.
Smith,
Peter Alexander Stanyon
P.A.S. Smith
Son of ... Smith, and ... Stanyon.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
06.03.1915
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
-
10.2002
Kings Lynn district, Norfolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 14.01.1940 [113594]
WS/Lt. 14.07.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 08.05.1944-(01.1945),
20.03.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
      164th Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.01.1940     commissioned, The South Wales Borderers [emergency commission]
 
Smith,
Peter Woodhouse
P.W. Smith
Son of the Rev. Alfred Samuel Woodhouse Smith, MA, and Dorothy Warton, of Timberscombe, Somerset.
29.05.1916
Lancaster district, Lancashire
-
06.06.1944

(KIA) [age 28]
[Bayeux War Cemetery, France, X.E.25]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 11.05.1940 [132795]
WS/Lt. 05.10.1941
T/Capt. 07.06.1943-06.06.1944
Mentioned in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe [posthumously]
Education: Preston Grammar School (16.09.1925-24.07.1928); Oxford University (MA).
? - 11.05.1940

11th Chemical Warfare Training Battalion (RE)

11.05.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
? - 06.06.1944 Obstacle Clearing Unit RE (Normandy)
Smith,
Philip Adrian Dunscomb
P.A.D. Smith
Son (with seven brothers and four sisters) of Allan Frith Smith (1857-1935), and Caroline Frith Smith (1870-1964), of Paget, Bermuda.
Brother of Maj. Anthony Frith Smith.
Married (03?).1941, King's Lynn district, Norfolk) Gertrude D.H. Mellowes ((03?).1919 - ), daughter (with one sister and one brother [Lt. Peter Dennis John Mellowes, MC]) of Dennis Charles Mellowes (1889-1975), and Gertrude Waterton (1888-1973); ... children (one son?).
18.05.1909
Rosemount, Paget, Bermuda
-
11.08.1979
Poole district, Dorset
2nd Lt. 10.07.1940 [64165]
WS/Lt. 27.10.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 20.06.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
?     commissioned, Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps - Territorial Army (Lt.)
10.07.1940     commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
1943     posted to the Middle East (Egypt, then Allied Military Liaison Depot in Mitlini, Greece)
 
Smith,
Ralph Beaumont
R.B. Smith
Married; one son, two adopted daughters.

25.07.1918
Huddersfield, Yorkshire
-
02.04.1994

Beckenham, Kent
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.10.1941 [210973]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
15.10.1943-(04.1944)
T/Capt.
1944?
Military Cross MC
21.12.1944
Italy *
04.10.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(1944)


328 Divisional Troops Company RASC
* [Citation for the MC of Capt. R.B. Smith]. On the 27th March 1944, a Jeep Platoon of 40 jeeps and trailers formed from 80 personnel drawn from all four companies of 78 Divisional RASC commenced deliveries of ammunition, supplies, and water to divisional units in the CASSINO – Villa Road, Cairo area. From the commencement of operations, and in order to mitigate to the full the inexperience on the part of the personnel of this type of operation Capt. Smith personally lead the greater majority of the details, and supervised the correct and expeditious deliveries of loads to units. Recovery work soon raised a problem since neither RASC or REME recovery vehicles could operate in parts of the area. Capt. Smith tackled this himself, and sometimes for the second time in the same night returned to the “circuit” and carried out recoveries, in the dark, without lights, with improvised equipment and with the aid of volunteer drivers whom he eventually trained for this work. Few nights passed without the “circuit” receiving in varying degrees, enemy shells and mortars, and on the 18th of April the location of the Platoon was shelled. Although badly shaken by blast during the subsequent shelling he personally supervised the evacuation of his wounded and then organized that night’s details. Throughout all this, for the month the Platoon was operating, Capt. Smith’s ceaselessness devotion to duty, disregard for personal safety, his coolness, leadership and example enabled all of this to be done, and made the operation of the Jeep Platoon the signal success that it was. [Recommendation signed by Maj. B.T. Broadbent (OC 328 Div Tps Coy RASC), Lt.Col. [Lyttelton?] (CRASC 78th Inf Div), Maj.Gen. C.F. Keightley (GOC 78th Inf Div) & Gen. H.R.L.G. Alexander (GOC-in-C Allied Central Mediterranean Force)] (Citation courtesy of Mr David Smith)
Smith,
Robert Stirton
R.S. Smith
Son of ... Smith, and ... Paris.
Married Joan Ethel ... (16.11.1920 - 29.12.1988); ... children (one son, one daughter?).
29.07.1911
Brighton district, Sussex
-
23.04.1986
Uckfield, Sussex
[St Bartholomew's Churchyard, Burwash, East Sussex, cremation plaque H50]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.08.1942 [263591]
WS/Lt. 01.03.1943 (half pay 15.06.1944; ill-health) (full pay 01.12.1944) (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
      served in the ranks, 14/20 King's Royal Hussars
30.08.1942     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
      served Staffordshire Yeomanry (wounded North Africa)
Smith,
Stanley Sutherland
S.S. Smith
Son (with one sister) of Peter Proud Smith (1880-1925), and Emma Yerbury MacKay (1876-1951).
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
07.01.1918
Shawlands, Renfrewshire, Scotland
-
(03?).1973
Norwich Outer district, Norfolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.02.1940 [117397]
WS/Lt. 10.08.1941
T/Capt. 09.07.1942-14.08.1943
WS/Capt. 15.08.1943
T/Maj. 15.08.1943-(01.1944),
12.05.1945-(04.1946)
WS/Maj. ? ? (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
? - 10.02.1940 165th Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.02.1940     commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers [emergency commission]
Smith *,
Sydney Bruce
S.B. Smith
* From about 1942 known as: Bruce-Smith, Sydney
1890 ?
-
(09?).1951
Paddington district, London
Lt. ?
2nd Lt. 14.11.1939 [107126]
WS/Lt. 03.04.1940
T/Capt. 08.05.1942-(04.1943)
WW I     Sgt., Pretoria Regiment, then 2nd Lt. & Lt., Royal Field Artillery
14.11.1939     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
(04.1944) - (04.1946) Unemployed List
Smith,
Wilfred Osmond
W.O. Smith
Son of Charles Arthur and Florence Amelia Smth.
Married ...; ... children.
04.07.1896
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
15.12.1967
2nd Lt. 18.11.1940 [163582]
WS/Lt. 26.11.1941 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Capt. 26.11.1941-(07.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
WW I     served as a Private in the Manchester Regiment
18.11.1940     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Smith,
William Bertram
"Bert"
W.B. Smith
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Clement Ward Smith (1889-1943), and Mary Christian Compton (1886-1919).
Married ((09?).1942, Southampton, Hampshire) Joan Hounslow Parsons; two daughters.
24.09.1914
Southampton, Hampshire
-
04.02.1980
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Lt. 13.06.1942 [235728]
WS/Lt. 13.06.1942 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 15.07.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Lt. 22.09.1946, seniority 13.06.1942
Capt. 25.12.1948 (reld 22.09.1953)
Hon. Capt. 22.09.1953
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Military) (without gratuity) LSGCM 09.04.1948 -
13.06.1942     commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) [emergency commission]
22.09.1946     short service commission, Royal Hampshire Regiment
Smithers,
Eric

E. Smithers (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sara Steuart-Feilding) E. Smithers (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sara Steuart-Feilding)
Uncle of 2nd Lt. Peter Smithers.
Married; at least one daughter (Judith Anne Smithers, who married Cdr. Denys Evelyn Barton, RN).
Lived in Argentina pre-WWI, then again post-WWI until return to UK in 1923.
(03?).1886 ?
Chelmsford, Essex ?
-
?
T/2nd Lt.
1914?
T/Lt.
?
Lt.
15.05.1940 [128904]
T/Capt.
15.08.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
11.03.1943
T/Maj.
11.03.1943-(04.1946)
1914?


commissioned, Royal Field Artillery
04.06.1918
-
28.01.1919
special appointment (graded for pay II Class, from 03.10.1918 HH Class)
15.05.1940


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
15.07.1940
 
 
transferred, Intelligence Corps
15.05.1940
-
10.12.1942
Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Military Intelligence, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
11.12.1942
-
(04.1946)
General Staff Officer 2nd grade
(GSO2), Directorate of Military Intelligence, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
Smithers,
Peter Henry

E. Smithers (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sara Steuart-Feilding)
Son of Malcolm Smithers (who is a younger brother of Maj. Eric Smithers), and Elsa Laun Smithers (née Ceeper), of Hove, Sussex.
(06?).1918
Kingston, Middlesex / Surrey
-
31.05.1940
(KIA) [age 22]
[Bus House Cemetery, nr Ieper, Belgium, E.28]
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
22.10.1939 [105076]
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?

Detail of memorial to Lt. P.H. Smithers (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sara Stuart-Feilding)




served in the ranks, Artists Rifles (Territorial Army)
1939
-
21.10.1939
163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.10.1939
 
 
commissioned, The East Surrey Regiment [emergency commission]
1939
-
31.05.1940
1/6th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment (killed in action at Voormezeele, Belgium)
Smithson,
Norman Bernard Messervy
N.B.M. Smithson
Son (with one sister) of James Edwin Norman Smithson (1886-1923), and Muriel Vera Messervy (1892-).
Married 1st Kathleen Campbell (? - 01.06.1958); two daughters.
Married 2nd ((03?).1964, Huntingdonshire) Virginia Claire Harkin (30.07.1940 - 06.1994), daughter of Michael Joseph Harkin (1886-), and Mary McKenzie (1904-1979); one daughter.
27.01.1917
Carshalton, Epsom district, Surrey
-
13.06.1977
Athens, Greece
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 28.01.1937 [71005]
Lt. 28.01.1940
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-21.11.1939,
09.09.1940-19.09.1940
T/Capt. 20.09.1940-25.07.1941
WS/Capt. 26.07.1941
Capt. 28.01.1945
A/Maj. 09.09.1940-15.11.1940,
05.07.1941-25.07.1941
T/Maj. 26.07.1941-27.01.1950
Maj. 28.01.1950 (retd 26.02.1958)
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College (psc).
28.01.1937     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
      served in India
Smurthwaite,
Hector Freemantle
H.F. Smurthwaite
Married ... Matthews; one daughter.
17.04.1901
-
02.04.1964
Cadet ? [14409037]
2nd Lt. 21.10.1944 [331954]
WS/Lt. 21.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
21.10.1944     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Smuts,
Rt. Hon. Jan Christian
J.C. Smuts J.C. Smuts
J.C. Smuts J.C. Smuts
J.C. Smuts J.C. Smuts

24.05.1870
Bovenplaats, near Riebeeck West in the Malmesbury district of Cape Colony
-
11.09.1950
Doornkloof, Irene, near Pretoria
Hon. Lt.Gen.
01.01.1917
Field Marshal
24.05.1941

PC 1917; OM 1947; CH 1917; FRS 1930; KC 1906; DTD, DSc, LL.D.

...
-
...
...
1939
-
1948
Prime Minister and Minister of External Affairs and Defence, Union of South Africa
Smyly,
Dennis Douglas Pilkington
D.D.P. Smyly (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Cundick) D.D.P. Smyly (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Cundick)
10.05.1913
Edmonton district, Essexe / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
(06?).1979
Westminster district, London
2nd Lt. 02.02.1933 [58076]
Lt. 02.02.1936
A/Capt. 07.01.1940-06.04.1940
T/Capt. 07.04.1940-01.02.1941
Capt. 02.02.1941
A/Maj. 01.12.1940-28.02.1941
T/Maj. 01.03.1941-03.03.1943,
09.04.1943-24.12.1944
WS/Maj. 25.12.1944
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 23.08.1948; receiving a gratuity)
A/Lt.Col. 25.09.1944-24.12.1944
T/Lt.Col. 25.12.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 23.08.1948

DSO (23.08.1945, Italy); MID (19.07.1945).

02.02.1933     commissioned, 10th Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps
1944 - 1947 Commanding Officer, 16th/5th Lancers (Italy) (DSO)
23.08.1948 - 10.05.1963 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Colonel, 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers, 27.03.1959.
Smyth,
Frederick Rodney O'Neill
F.R.O. Smyth
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Capt. Frederick John Neville Smyth (1877-1952), Royal Garrison Artillery, and Grace Hilda Ferguson (1878-).
Married ((12?).1929, Kensington district, London) Eileen Marjorie Hope Vizard (28.07.1908 - 02.1985); ... children.
Eileen Smyth remarried (1956) Charles H. Craig.
06.07.1905
Mauritius
-
10.1949
Aberdeen, Scotland
2nd Lt. 12.10.1939 [103207]
WS/Lt. 12.04.1941 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Capt. 24.05.1942-(04.1944)
Education: Weymouth College (09.1914-12.1914). BSc. AMInstCE (1931).
Held posts in city engineering in Bath, Brighton, Colchester and Ipswich.
12.10.19139     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
30.08.1943 - (01.)1945 an Assistant Inspector, Inspectorate of Dry Gap Bridges, Electrical and Mechanical Equipment Inspection Department, Inspection and Experimental Staff, Ministry of Supply
(04.1945) - (08.1946) Unemployed List
Deputy city engineer and surveyor of Cardiff. City engineer of Aberdeen, 1948-1949.
Smyth,
Howard Griffin
J.M. Smyth
Married ...; ... children.
01.01.1917
Kelvin district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
02.1987
Chesterfield district, Derbyshire
2nd Lt. 04.07.1936 [68226]
Lt. 04.07.1939
WS/Capt. 16.02.1943
Capt. 11.04.1945
T/Maj. 16.02.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. ?
      late Cadet Corporal, Hillhead High School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
04.07.1936     commissioned, 52nd (Lowland) Divisional Signals - Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 01.01.1967 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Worked with Phosphor Bronze Co, Ltd. Personnel manager (from 09.1959), then personnel director (from 1964), Laycock Engineering Ltd., Sheffield.
Smyth,
John Montagu
"Monty"
J.M. Smyth
Married Rosamund, daughter of Maj W Harker of Blofield Hall, Norfolk; one daughter.
18.02.1905
Edgbaston, Kings Norton
-
16.11.1994
Perrina House Nursing Home, Malvern, Worcestershire
2nd Lt.
30.08.1924
Lt.
30.06.1926
Capt.
03.08.1936
A/Maj.
16.11.1940-15.02.1941
T/Maj.
16.02.1941-29.08.1941
Maj.
30.08.1941 (retd 28.11.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
1983
?
30.08.1924


commissioned, Royal Norfolk Regiment
07.11.1936
-
15.02.1940
specially employed as Adjutant & Quarter-Master
Born in 1905 at Edgbaston he was the son of Captain JRH Smyth JP and represented Charterhouse and RMC Sandhurst in the 100 yds and 200 yds sprints. Commissioned into the Norfolk Regt in 1924, he served in Bermuda, Egypt, Shanghai and India before posting to the Depot, Britannia Barracks where he was Adjutant in 1936. He was Adjutant and Quartermaster the Royal Militia, Jersey 1936-1940 before posting to the 6th Bn The Royal Norfolk Regt in 1940 with whom he trained in Norfolk, Scotland and Cheshire as OC B Coy. Proceeding overseas with 18th Division via Nova Scotia, the West Indies, Cape Town and Mombasa he landed in Singapore on 13 January 1942 and was in action 2 days later on the Malayan Mainland. Cut off and under Command of Lt Col Alan Cubitt, the Bn were ordered to take to the jungle and endeavour to 'get back'. By a lucky contact with the Royal Navy it was evacuated to Singapore on 31 January and reformed but after the attack on the island was ordered to lay down its arms on 14 February 1942. In Changi the 18th Division Officers Club was formed but after the war the word officers was dropped and it became a dining club, meeting annually, alternately in Cambridge and London. Monty became its Secretary from 1947-1982 and President in 1982. Retiring in 1946 to his origins in Worcester he built up a pedigree Jersey herd. A great and accurate shot, he devoted the next 40 years to Parochial, Rural District, County Council, Country Landowners Association and Police Authority Committees. He became High Sheriff of the County of Worcester in 1966, a Trustee of local Almshouses and schools, a General Commissioner of Income Tax and in 1983 he was made MBE for Public Services. 
Snee,
Vernon Frederick Julian Cordell
V.F.J.C. Snee
Married ((12?).1940, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Alison Ann Reid (14.05.1914 - 05.2004). She remarried ((06?).1948, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) David S. Lettington.
(12?).1908
Kingston district, Middlesex
-
18.05.1945
[age 36]
[Padua War Cemetery, Italy, III.G.15]
Gnr. ?
A/Bombr. ?
2nd Lt. 06.01.1940 [109879]
WS/Capt. 06.03.1943
T/Maj. 06.03.1943-18.05.1945
Education: St John's College, Oxford (MA 28.04.1938).
      served in the ranks, Royal Artillery (Territorial Army)
06.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
? - 18.05.1945 Officer Commanding, 200 Battery, 69th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
Snook,
Robert James Bracher
"Robin"
R.J.B. Snook
Married Ismay ...
08.07.1899
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire

-
30.04.1970
Marlborough, Kingsbridge district, South Devonshire
2nd Lt.
23.01.1919 [18062]
Lt.
23.01.1921
Capt.
23.01.1932
Maj.
01.08.1938
T/Lt.Col.
?
Lt.Col.
01.01.1946 (supernumerary) (retd 27.01.1949)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.07.1941
Middle East 12.40-02.41
Mentioned in Despatches MID
01.04.1941
Middle East 08.39-11.40
Mentioned in Despatches MID
06.06.1946
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Iraq (1919-20) Medal & Clasp; Palestine (1936-39) Clasp
23.01.1919


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
03.06.1920
-
22.11.1920
Cipher Officer, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force & Iraq Expeditionary Force
(03.1931)


1st Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery (Newport, Mon.)
13.12.1931
-
12.12.1935
Adjutant, 71st (West Riding) Field Brigade RA (Territorial Army) (Sheffield, UK)
(01.1937)


21st Mountain Brigade (Peshawar, India)
(01.1939)


20th Mountain Regiment RA (Quetta, India)



served Middle East
27.01.1949
-
08.07.1954
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Snow,
Joseph Conan
J.C. Snow
Son of ... Snow, and ... Cann.
Married ((09?).1948, Warminster district, Wiltshire) Dorothy M. Drew.
14.10.1913
Bideford district, Devonshire
-
12.1996
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. 12.05.1941 [190410]
WS/Lt. ?
A/Capt. 12.12.1941-11.03.1942
T/Capt. 12.03.1942-16.01.1945
Lt. 17.01.1945, seniority 29.07.1939
Capt. 17.01.1945, seniority 29.07.1944
A/Maj. 07.12.1945-06.03.1946
T/Maj. 07.03.1946-28.07.1949
Maj. 29.07.1949
Lt.Col. 01.08.1957 (retd 11.04.1959)
      served in the ranks for 13 years, 10 days
12.05.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 16.01.1945]
17.01.1945     permanent commission
Snowball,
Edward Joseph Dove
E.J.D. Snowball
Son of Lt. Joseph Francis Snowball (?-1918), and Florence E. Dove (later Mrs F.R. Laing).
Married (18.06.1949, St John's Church, Hartley Wintney, Aldershot district, Hampshire) June Enid Anne Burlton, daughter of Lt.Col. & Mrs. A.T. Burlton; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
02.12.1913
Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
24.08.1987
2nd Lt. 31.08.1933 [56739]
Lt. 31.08.1936
A/Capt. 04.11.1939-03.02.1940
T/Capt. 04.02.1940-30.08.1941
Capt. 31.08.1941
A/Maj. 01.11.1941-31.01.1942
T/Maj. 01.02.1942-02.07.1942,
13.07.1942-08.10.1944
WS/Maj. 09.10.1944
Maj. 31.08.1946
A/Lt.Col. 09.07.1944-08.10.1944
T/Lt.Col. 09.10.1944-11.07.1947,
01.11.1952-17.07.1953
Lt.Col. 18.07.1953 (supernumerary 18.07.1956)
Col. 29.11.1958 (supernumerary 29.11.1964)
local Brig. 24.10.1960-22.12.1963
T/Brig. 23.12.1963-31.12.1963
Brig. 01.01.1964 (retd 04.06.1968)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 24.01.1946 NW Europe 44-45
NW Frontier of India (Mohmand) 1935 Medal & Clasp, NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal & Clasp
Education: Harrow (1927.2-1931.3; Elmfield House; Rugby XV 1930-31); Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc).
31.08.1933     commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders [emergency commission]
      served NW Frontier of India (wounded)
      attached Gordon Highlanders
08.05.1940 - 31.10.1941 Adjutant, ...
06.09.1942 - 08.03.1943 General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations), North Midland District
09.11.1945 - 23.03.1946 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), 15th (Scottiish) Infantry Division
17.04.1946 - 14.05.1947 British Army of the Rhine Training Centre
09.04.1948 - 01.04.1950 Brigade Major, 6th Highland Infantry Brigade
17.04.1950 - 17.02.1951 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (Operations and Training), 2nd Infantry Division
30.09.1955 - 25.09.1958 Assistant Military Secretary, HQ Northern Command
29.11.1958 - 08.09.1960 Deputy Commandant, Joint Services Amphibious Warfare Centre
24.10.1960 - 27.10.1963 Military Attaché, Athens (Greece)
23.12.1963 - (02.1967) Chief of Staff, HQ Scottish Command
Snowdon,
John Douglass *
J.D. Snowdon
* Officially John Douglas Snowdon.
Son (with three brothers and two sisters) of John Snowdon (1870-1918), and Mary Douglas Dobbing (1872-1941).
Married; one daughter, one son.
21.07.1899
Sunderland, Durham
-
04.08.1974
Westminster district, London
Pte. 15.10.1917
T/2nd Lt. 16.03.1919
2nd Lt. 16.09.1940 [147590]
WS/Lt. 19.11.1941
T/Capt. 19.11.1941-15.03.1944
WS/Capt. 16.03.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 16.03.1944-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
15.10.1917 - 16.03.1919 served in the ranks, 1st Battalion The Honourable Artillery Company
16.03.1919     temporary commission, The Durham Light Infantry
16.09.1940     commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment [emergency commission]
05.12.1942     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
Soden,
[Ronald] Wilfrid
W. Soden
Son of Rev. John Ernest Soden, and Amy Plues.
Married ((12?).1947, Salisbury district, Wiltshire) Pamela Joan Cobbett (18.07.1916 - 10.1999), divorced wife of Leslie David Dadswell (1912-2000), and daughter of Richard Cobbett, and Cecile E. Gronow; ... children (two sons, one daughter?).
12.05.1917
Hartismere district, Essex / Suffolk
-
21.09.2000
Hasting and Rother district, East Sussex
2nd Lt. 10.12.1936 [70256]
WS/Lt. 10.12.1939
T/Capt. 01.12.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 21.09.1943
Capt. 11.04.1945
T/Maj. 21.09.1943-(04.1944),
29.03.1944-(04.1946)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 25.05.1951 & 1st clasp
Education: Hailebury College (1931.2-1934.3; Lawrence House).
      late Cadet, Haileybury College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
10.12.1936     commissioned, 4th (Denbighshire) Battalion, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers - Territorial Army
      served with 14th Army (Burma)
Chartered surveyor. Senior Officer for Wales. Agricultural Development & Advisory Servie 1971. Ministry of Agrculture, Fischeries and Food. Retired 1980.
Somers,
David Kenyon
D.K. Somers
10.04.1910
Stourbridge district, Shropshire / Staffordshire / West Midlands / Worcestershire
-
10.2003
Mid Powys district, Powys, Wales
A/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 23.12.1939 [109714]
WS/Lt. 23.06.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
Mentioned in Despatches MID 06.04.1944 Malta
23.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Somerset,
John Alexander
J.A. Somerset
Son of Henry Robert Somers Fitzroy de Vere Somerset (1898-1965) and Bettine Violet Malcolm, of East Meon, Hampshire.
01.01.1925
St Marylebone district, Greater London / London
-
15.04.1945
Stadensen,
Germany
(KIA) [age 20]
[Hanover War
Cemetery,
Germany, 7.D.12]
2nd Lt.
21.11.1943 [300848]
WS/Lt.
21.05.1944
Education: Eton College, Eton, Berkshire
21.11.1943


commissioned, The Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
13.04.1944
-
15.04.1945
4th Battalion The Coldstream Guards (NW Europe [killed in action])
Somerville,
Henry George
H.G. Somerville (Photo courtesy of Mr Donald Somerville)
Married (1941) Oonagh Macilvenna; four sons, one daughter.
31.05.1917
Morningside district, Edinburgh, Scotland
-
02.04.1985
Morningside district, Edinburgh, Scotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 24.08.1940 [145719]
WS/Lt. 24.02.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
   

either 122nd, 123rd, 125th, or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit

24.08.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1941)     43rd Medium Regiment RA ?
      served under 8th Army (1941-1943) & 2nd Army (1944-1945)
Somerville,
James Rumsey
J.R. Sommerville
Son of ... Somerville, and ... Rumsey.
13.06.1913
Bromley district, Greater London / Kent
-
12.1984
Bromley district, Kent
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.05.1940 [130169]
WS/Lt.
18.11.1941
T/Capt.
11.12.1941
WS/Maj.
16.09.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Maj. RARO
01.01.1949
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.01.1949
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
25.03.1949
?
18.05.1940


commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders [emergency commission]
01.01.1949


Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Somerville-McAlester,
Angus James Jervis
J.R. Sommerville
10.09.1907
-
06.1990
Devizes district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
01.09.1927 [38727]
Lt.
01.09.1930
Capt.
22.05.1936
A/Maj.
02.09.1940-01.12.1940
T/Maj.
02.12.1940-19.09.1943
WS/Maj.
20.09.1943
Maj.
01.09.1944
A/Lt.Col.
20.06.1943-19.09.1943
T/Lt.Col.
20.09.1943-(04.1946)
Lt.Col.
10.08.1949 (supernumerary 10.08.1952) (retd 04.06.1954)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.06.1945
Burma
Distinguished Service Order DSO
12.07.1945
Burma
01.09.1927


commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
?
-
?
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
?
-
03.1948
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
1954?
-
31.03.1956
Territorial Army
Sopwith,
Ivan Gerald
I.G. Sopwith (Photo courtesy of Mr David Connell)

Son of Gerald Sopwith, and Stella Wilkins, of Tynemouth, later of Woodcote, Oxfordshire.
17.08.1920
Northumberland Terrace, Tynemouth, Northumberland
-
17.09.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Valkenswaard War Cemetery, The Netherlands, II.A.11]
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 17.02.1940 [117084]
WS/Lt. 17.08.1941
T/Capt. 04.11.1942-17.09.1944
      served in the ranks, The Durham Light Infantry
17.02.1940     commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry [emergency commission]
21.08.1944 - (09.1944) Second-in-Command, "B" Company, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
Southall,
Anthony Angelo Peter *
A.A.P. Southall
* officially: Angelo Anthony Peter Southall
Son of ... Southall, and ... Edwards.
13.08.1921
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
-
01.2000
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
2nd Lt.
19.11.1943 [300732]
WS/Lt.
19.05.1944
T/Capt.
01.10.1945-(04.1946)
A/Maj. ?
?
19.11.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



attached, 9th Battalion Jat Regiment (Indian Army) (Burma & Singapore)
Southern,
George
G. Southern (Photo courtesy of Mr Roger Southern)
Son of James Southern (1864-1945), and Emily Staples (1872-).
(09?).1904
Sellindge, Elham district, Kent
-
(12?).1968
Folkestone district, Kent
BSM ?
Lt. 25.01.1941 [169545]
WS/Capt. 22.09.1944 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Mentioned in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
25.01.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
A relative writes: "My Dad's Uncle George, George Southern, b 1905, served in the British Army in the Horse Artillery in India and UK (where he was based at Shorncliffe in the late 30's at least and was RSM or similar) at the evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940 and retired to Lympne. Family legend is he was made an officer after Dunkirk."
Sowden,
Fred
F. Sowden
Son of Herbert and Lily Sowden.
18.01.1909
Wakefield, Yorkshhire
-
10.1992
Wakefield, Yorkshire
Wt.Offr. Cl. II ? [2190046]
2nd Lt. 18.11.1944 [336980]
WS/Lt. 27.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt. ? ?
1939     enlisted
      served in France [Dunkirk], North Africa [El Alamein] and Italy
18.11.1944     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [immediate emergency commission]
Spalding,
John Oliver
J.O. Spalding
Son of John Spalding, and Winifred E. Trigger.
Married ((09?).1952, Barton upon Irwell district, Lancashire) Mary Whitworth Hull ((12?).1929 - 05.01.2010), daughter of James B. Hull, and Edith M. Whitworth; one daughter, one son.
04.08.1924
Barton upon Irwell district, Lancashire
-
16.04.2012
Henley on Thames
Cadet ? [6108192]
2nd Lt. 27.05.1944 [320811]
WS/Lt. 27.11.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Capt. ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 01.01.1988 New Year 88: as Director and Chief Executive, Halifax Building Society
27.05.1944

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in Burma & Java
Returned to the UK in about 1947 when he resumed his undergraduate studies at Jesus College, Cambridge. Solicitor. Director and Chief Executive, Halifax Building Society.
Sparks,
Frederick George
F.G. Sparks (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Sparks)
26.12.1913
Dublin, Ireland
-
26.08.1972
Dublin, Ireland
2nd Lt.
12.07.1941 [197429]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Bank official with the Royal Bank of Ireland.
12.07.1941

commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
02.1942?
-
1945?
captured in Singapore and PoW in Japanese captivity in the Dutch East Indies
16.08.1946


transferred to the Royal Army Pay Corps
After the war he attended Trinity College, Dublin and worked until his death as an accountant and company director.
Speak,
Anthony Richard
A.R. Speak (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Burroughs)
Second son of Arthur Aitchison Speak (1890-1951), and Violet Stillingfleet White (1892-1948).
Married ((03?).1955, Tonbridge district, Kent) Susan Burton, daughter of Gp.Capt. Eric Burton (?-1973); two sons.
07.05.1924
Mutford district, Essex / Suffolk
-
15.05.1981
Stone Hill,
Sellindge, Ashford, Kent
Cadet ? [14406645]
2nd Lt. 18.09.1943 [293258]
WS/Lt. 18.03.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
A?/Capt. ?
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Charterhouse (Lockites and Daviesites Houses; long quarter 1938-summer quarter 1942).
18.09.1943     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
Company director in family business, developing holiday centres on the South Coast of the UK.
Speechley,
Ernest
E. Speechley
From Ripon.
08.02.1907
Grantham district, Leicestershire / Lincolnshire
-
(09?).1977
York district, Greater Manchester, Lancashire
2nd Lt.
21.01.1939 [85089]
WS/Lt.
07.12.1940
T/Capt.
07.12.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
25.09.1941
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
15.10.1947
2nd Lt.
15.10.1947, seniority 21.01.1939
Lt.
01.11.1947, seniority 01.01.1941
Capt.
01.01.1949
Maj.
16.03.1948, seniority 15.10.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
24.01.1946
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD
28.06.1955
-
21.01.1939


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized



12 Air Formation Royal Signals
15.10.1947
-
04.10.1951
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
30.09.1950
-
04.10.1951
Active List, Territorial Army (Unattached) 
04.10.1951
-
26.06.1957
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Spence,
Robert Louis
R.L. Spence (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Cleland)
17.06.1906 ?
-
06.1988 ?
Claro district, North Yorkshire ?
Wt.Offr. Cl. II ?
2nd Lt. 11.01.1944 [305836]
WS/Lt. 11.07.1944 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
11.01.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [immediate emergency commission]
(07.1945)     Supreme HQ Allied Expeditionary Force/Air (Rear)
Spencer,
Anthony Randolph Churchill
"Tony"
A.R.C. Spencer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Louise Pullen)
Son of Randolph Churchill Spencer (1894-), and Gladys Rosina Dumbleton (1895-).
Married (11.02.1947, Guildford, Surrey) Constance Mole (08.1924 - ), daughter of Joseph Harold Mole, and Edith Jennings; one son, one daughter.
17.11.1924
Romford, Essex
-
30.05.2002
Bolney, West Sussex
Cadet ? [5512535]
2nd Lt. 24.03.1944 [314065]
WS/Lt. 24.09.1944
Lt. 26.09.1950, seniority 17.11.1947
A/Capt. 12.06.1951
Capt. 17.11.1951, seniority 12.06.1951
A/Maj. 01.04.1953
Hon. Capt. 01.04.1967
Education: Royal Grammar School, Guildford.
12.1943 - 23.03.1944 17 Platoon, D Company, 161st Officer Cadet Training Unit (Royal Military College, Sandhurst)
24.03.1944     commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
      seconded, B Company, 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment (Burma)
26.09.1950 - 20.07.1953 The Queen's Regiment - Territorial Army
21.07.1953 - 01.04.1967 The Queen's Surrey Regiment - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [resigned commission]
Left UK in 1953 for Hong Kong. He worked at Gibb, Livingston and Co (merchant traders), returning to the UK in 1958, where he became Managing Director for Kolmar Cosmetics in East Grinsted. He retired from there around 1984.
Spencer,
Derek Frank
D.F. Spencer
From Walsall.
17.04.1921
-
06.1993
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.04.1943 [269620]
WS/Lt.
03.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Military Cross MC
24.05.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
03.04.1943





commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)


Officer Commanding, 5 Troop, "A" Squadron, 13th/18th Hussars (France)
Spencer,
Edward John;
8th Earl Spencer
see: Althorp,
Viscount
 
Spencer,
Edward Leslie
"Joe"
E.L. Spencer
Youngest son (with one sister and two brothers) of Dr Matthew Henry Spencer (1861-1925), and Augusta Fanny Mylius (1870-1946), of 92 Oxford Gardens, London W10.
Married (16.05.1946, Westminster district, London) Susan Lamert (20.11.1914 - 18.01.2001), divorced wife of John McVean Luard (1906-1998), and daughter (with two sisters and one brother) of Sidney Streatfeild Leigh Lamert (1875-1963), and Margaret Elizabeth Sheepshanks (1879- 1949), of 8 Launceston Place, London W8; three daughters.
02.09.1902
Kensington, London
-
31.12.1976
King Edward VII Hospital, St Marylebone, London
2nd Lt. 07.09.1940 [148403]
WS/Capt. 23.03.1942
T/Maj. 23.03.1942-14.05.1944
WS/Maj. 15.05.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
local Lt.Col. (1943)
T/Lt.Col. 15.05.1944-(10.1945)
Hon. Lt,Col. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.06.1953 HM's birthday 53: Civil Assistant, War Office
Distinguished Service Order DSO 07.10.1943 Special Operations: capture of German agent Franz Mayer [recommendation available upon request]
Officer, Legion of Merit LM 14.11.1947 HQ Berlin District [recommendation available upon request]
07.09.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served with Special Operations Executive (SOE)
[no personnel file for him, though, at The National Archives HS9 *]
1942 - 1945 Defence Security Officer, Tehran, Persia (ran the British counterintelligence organization in Iran, being very successful in capturing Nazi agents)
19.02.1945 - 28.04.1945 Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (British), HQ Berlin District
29.04.1945 - 10.05.1945 Chief, Counter-Intelligence (British), HQ Berlin District
OStJ, 10.05.1973.
Dr Adrian O'Sullivan FRHistS writes: "The reason for the lack of a P/F is doubtless that after the war Joe Spencer joined MI5, where he served until retirement in 1954, and you will rarely if ever find SOE P/Fs of officers who were subsequently in the secret services (MI5/MI6) released into the public domain. However, in HS 8/971 (TNA) I find Joe Spencer's SOE symbol, which was D/H.79 (allotted in London). His name has been struck through in pencil, indicating that he was no longer employed by SOE at some time after the list of names and symbols was compiled. This is sufficient evidence for me that Joe was SOE before he was recruited into Security Intelligence Middle East (SIME) personally by Brigadier Raymond Maunsell in late 1941."
Spencer,
Paul Andre Valentine
P.A.V. Spencer (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)

Changed surname from Spitzer to Spencer by deed poll of 08.02.1939.
14.02.1911
-
01.2000
Bromsgrove district, Worcestershire
2nd Lt. 24.05.1939 [91187]
... ...
WS/Capt. 30.08.1942
T/Maj. ? (reld < 04.1946)
24.05.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
... - ... ...
29.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Spencer,
Philip Greenley
P.G. Spencer
Son of ... Spencer, and ... Greenley.
(09?).1914
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 30.12.1939 [109243]
WS/Lt. 30.06.1941
T/Capt. 06.09.1941-10.02.1943
WS/Capt. 11.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 11.02.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 26.05.1950 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 26.05.1950 1st clasp
      served in the ranks, London Rifle Brigade
30.12.1939     commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
Spencer,
Rowland John
R.J. Spencer
Son (with three sisters) of Rowland Edgar Spencer (1877-1957), and Maude Mary Godfrey (1880-1941).
Married Cecily Rigby (20.01.1911 - 31.07.1997), daughter of John William Rigby (1876-1955), and Mary Alice Hall (1883-1966); one daughter.
24.09.1910
Derby, Derbyshire
-
01.1989
Sefton North district, Merseyside
Cadet ? [152O468]
2nd Lt. 15.08.1943 [300177]
WS/Lt. 15.02.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
15.08.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in the Middle East
Spencer-Cooke,
Clifford
C. Spencer-Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mrs Amanda Spencer-Cooke)
Married ((09?).1937, Kensington district, London) Gladys Anne Sinton; two sons, one daughter.
(09?).1910 ?
Pontypridd district, Glamorgan ?
-
15.12.1981
San Jose, California, USA
(accident)
Lt. 02.11.1940 [156795]
WS/Capt. 12.06.1943
T/Maj. 12.06.1943-(04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 06.1962 HM's birthday 62: Commissioner for Labour and Welfare, Aden
02.11.1940

commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
Spencer-Moore,
Patrick Francis
"Pat"
P.F. Spencer-Moore
17.11.1919
-
02.1996
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
26.10.1940 [155023]
WS/Lt.
26.04.1942
Lt. TA
25.04.1950, seniority 18.12.1943
Capt. TA
12.05.1952 (retd 01.10.1953)
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
?
-
26.10.1940
162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
26.10.1940





commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(1944)
-
(1945)
ADC to the General Officer Commanding, 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division
25.04.1950
-
01.10.1953
commissioned, The Queen's Regiment - Territorial Army
01.10.1953
-
25.04.1959
Territoral Army Reserve of Officers
Spender,
John Humphrey
J.H. Spender J.H. Spender
J.H. Spender J.H. Spender
Third son (with one sister and two brothers [poet Stephen Harold Spender and explorer Sq.Ldr. Michael Alfred Spender, RAFVR]) of Edward Harold Spender (1864-1926), journalist & writer, and Violet Hilda Schuster (1878-1921).
Married 1st ((09?).1937, St Marylebone district, London) Margaret Low (1908? - 25.12.1945).
Married 2nd ((03?).1948, Kensington district, London) Pauline Emily Wynn (28.10.1918 - 05.2003).
Married 3rd (06.2003, Chelmsford district, Essex) Rachel A. Hewitt.

19.04.1910
Kensington district, London
-
11.03.2005
Maldon, Essex
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 19.07.1941 [199684] (without Army pay and allowances)
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (to receive pay and allowances from Army Funds 30.06.1943) (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 30.07.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
19.07.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
Photographer, painter & designer.
Published
: Worktown people : photographs from Northern England, 1937/38 (1983); 'Lensman' : photographs 1932-1952, Humphrey Spender (1987).
Spenser,
James William
J.W. Spenser
07.1916
-
Cadet ? [3651816]
2nd Lt. 02.05.1944 [324683]
WS/Lt. 02.05.1944
Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 02.05.1944
Capt. 29.04.1950
Maj. 14.11.1958
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 19.01.1960 -
02.05.1944     commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission]
01.11.1947     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
31.05.1961     transferred, The Loyal Regiment - Territorial Army
? - 20.07.1965 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Sperling,
Michael Rowland
M.R. Sperling (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
19.09.1908
London
-
21.09.1973
Harbury, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
2nd Lt. 24.06.1939 [91329]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941 (reld > 10.1845, < 01.1946)
T/Capt. 24.10.1943-(10.1945)
Lt. 07.01.1948, seniority 11.04.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
24.06.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
26.08.1944 - (10.1945) General Staff Officer, grade 3 (GSO3), Directorate of Special Weapons and Vehicles, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
07.01.1948 - 15.10.1958 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Spiller,
William Eli
W.E. Spiller
09.08.1898
Portsea Island,
Hampshire

-
(03?).1973
Hendon district, Middlesex
 
Lt. TA
?
2nd Lt.
02.04.1940 [119523]
WS/Lt.
21.02.1941
T/Capt.
21.02.1941
WS/Capt.
20.03.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
?
?
-
04.01.1921
Lieutenant, 92nd (London) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Army)
02.04.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
21.11.1940
-
(04.1941)
Adjutant, ..., Royal Artillery
01.08.1942


transferred to the Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps



may have served as Adjutant of 11 SAS & 1 Para at some point
Spink,
Kenneth Robert
K.R. Spink
Son of Arthur Edward Spink (1863-1929), and Ellen Elizabeth Mary Simpson (1879-1959).
Married ((12?).1945, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Frieda Sollitt (14.07.1919 - 21.08.2000); one daughter, three sons.
05.07.1912
Sheffield district, Yorkshire
-
14.04.1996
Redditch district, Worcestershire
2nd Lt. 22.06.1940 [134309]
WS/Lt. 22.12.1941
WS/Capt. 11.12.1943
T/Maj. 11.12.1943-15.06.1945
WS/Maj. 16.06.1945
T/Lt.Col. 12.06.1946-(04.1947)
? - 22.06.1940 either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.06.1940     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
(11.1941)     11th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment
      seconded, The Mahratta Light Infantry - Indian Army
26.11.1944 - (10.1945) attached, A.A.W.S. [= Assistant Adjutant of Welfare Services?], HQ North Western Army - Indian Army
(10.1946)     attached, A.D.S.K. [= Assistant Director of S... K....?], HQ Northern Command - Indian Army
His son writes: "Was in Worcester Regt in 1941, served in North Africa and was seconded to 16/5 Mahratta Light Infantry in 1942 as far as I can make out. Served at Rhine Army HQ Possibly 1947/48."
Spoor,
John Warren
J.W. Spoor (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
?
-
25.09.1981
Caen, France
Cadet ? [6480172]
2nd Lt. 19.09.1943 [293548]
WS/Lt. 19.03.1944
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
19.09.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Sprankling,
Norman Raymond
N.R. Sprankling
Son of Norman Riordan Rutherford Sprankling, and Katharine Alma Borthwick.
(12?).1919
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.01.1941 [166524]
WS/Lt.
18.07.1942
T/Capt.
30.10.1942-(04.1946)
Capt.
01.10.1946, seniority 01.04.1946
19.07.1947, seniority 26.11.1946
Maj.
26.11.1953 (retd 31.01.1954; receiving a gratuity)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
22.04.1949
-
?
-
18.01.1941
141st Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.01.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(05.1941)
 
 
No. 25 Bomb Disposal Company, RE
01.10.1946
-
31.01.1954 
short service commission
Sprankling,
Stuart Henry
S.H. Sprankling
Son of Ernest Sprankling.
(09?).1907
Taunton district, Somerset
-
?
2nd Lt.
20.03.1942 [230277]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
? (reld 16.12.1953)
T/Capt.
20.01.1944
WS/Capt.
?
A/Maj. ?
?
Hon. Maj.
16.12.1953

Defence Medal; 1939-45 War Medal; Indian Independence Medal

20.03.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
04.09.1944
-
(04.1946)
Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, 3rd grade (SORE3), Directorate of Works, Engineer-in-Chief's Branch, HQ Staff of the Army in India
Spring,
Kenneth Arthur
K.A. Spring (Photo courtesy of Mr Isaac Spring) K.A. Spring (Photo courtesy of Mr Isaac Spring)
K.A. Spring (Photo courtesy of Mr Isaac Spring)

Son of Albert Spring (1884-1961), and Dorothy Chapman.
Married ((09?).1947, Bethnal Green district, Middlesex) Doreen Pamela Healy ((09?).1922 - ); two sons.
23.10.1921
Camberwell district, London
-
25.12.1997
Banbury district, Oxfordshire
Cadet 30.03.1944 [97005697]
2nd Lt. 30.09.1944 [331060]
WS/Lt. 30.03.1945 (reld 22.04.1947; disability)
Hon.Lt. 22.04.1947
Lt. 17.11.1948
A/Capt. 17.11.1948
A/Lt.Col. ? (reld 25.04.1974)
Hon. Lt.Col. 25.04.1974
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1975 New Year 75
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD ? -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Alleyn's School (prefect).
      late Cadet Serjeant, Alleyn’s School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps (Marksman)
10.08.1940 - 10.1941 Non-Combatant Corps (Tredegar)
12.1941 - 07.1943 15 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers
10.08.1943 - 20.03.1944 “B” Company, No.2 Training Battalion, Royal Engineers (Blacon Camp)
30.03.1944 - 30.09.1944 Officer Commissioning Course, Officer Cadet Training Unit, Catterick Garrison
30.09.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
15.10.1944     Officer Commanding, 35 Battery, 33rd Mountain Regiment, Indian Artillery
30.03.1945 - 12.09.1945 Adjutant, 33rd Mountain Regiment, Indian Artillery
13.09.1945 - 19.11.1945 Station Staff Officer, South East Asia Command (SEAC), Kuala Lumpur
20.11.1945 - 14.06.1946 Acting District Officer, Teluk Anson, British Malaya
15.06.1946 - 22.04.1947 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
17.11.1948 - 11.04.1966 Alleyn's School Contingent, Combined Cadet Force - General List - Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
12.04.1966 - 25.04.1974 Bloxham School Contingent, Combined Cadet Force - General List - Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
Co-founder of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (1956).
Springbett,
Arthur Wafforne
A.W. Springbett
Son of ... Springbett, and ... Maben.
17.03.1914
Camberwell district, Greater London / London / Surrey
-
07.1998
Lambeth, Greater
London
2nd Lt.
01.11.1941 [214583]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
12.12.1943
WS/Capt.
26.12.1944
T/Maj.
26.12.1944
01.11.1941


commissioned into The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


home details, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment
Stafford,
Ernest Henry
E.H. Stafford (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Stafford)
Second son of W.D. Stafford, JP, and Mrs Stafford, of Atherstone, Warwickshire.
Married (1933) Muriel Elizabeth Walton, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs T. Walton, of Derby.
25.03.1908
Atherstone, Warwickshire
-
03.01.1980
Witherley, North Warwickshire district
2nd Lt. 18.07.1934 [63237]
Lt. 18.07.1937
A/Capt. 06.09.1939-05.12.1939
T/Capt. 06.12.1939-22.10.1942
WS/Capt. 23.10.1942
Capt. 11.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Maj. 20.11.1940-23.01.1941,
26.09.1942-22.10.1942
T/Maj. 23.10.1942-23.07.1943,
05.05.1944-02.07.1945
A/Lt.Col. 02.07.1945-...
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Maj. 01.05.1947
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 02.11.1948 -
     

late Cadet Serjeant, Stamford School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

18.07.1934     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) (5th Battalion) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
25.08.1939 - 20.11.1940 Staff Captain, 148th Infantry Brigade (16.04.1940-05.05.1940 service with Norwegian Expeditionary Force)
20.011.1940 - 23.01.1941 Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), 148th Infantry Brigade Group
23.01.1941 - 15.05.1941 Staff College, Camberley
16.05.1941 - 04.10.1941 2/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
04.10.1941 - 10.09.1942 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ Iceland (C) Force
10.09.1942 - 26.09.1942 No. 2 Infantry Depot
26.09.1942 - 23.07.1943 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), Hampshire and Dorsetshire District
23.07.1943 - 30.08.1943 No. 2 Infantry Depot
30.08.1943 - 04.05.1944 1st Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment
04.05.1944 - 27.12.1944 Staff Officer, 2nd grade (SO2) (Civil Affairs) to Director of Studies, Civil Affairs Staff Centre (Wimbledon)
31.12.1944 - 15.05.1945 HQ 1st Airborne Corps
20.05.1945     504th (L/R) Military Government Detachment, British Liberation Army (Deputy Military Governor Hanover)
01.05.1947     regimental duty
31.01.1950 - 10.05.1958 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Company director.
Stainton,
Philip Edward
P.E. Stainton (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Hales)
Son of George Stainton, and Helen Dorothy Ross, of Battle, Sussex.
27.07.1920
Loose, Maidstone district, Kent
-
10.10.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Imphal War Cemetery, India, collective grave 4.A.1-4]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.07.1941 [198089]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. ?
      Officer Cadet Training Unit
19.07.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
? - 10.10.1944 16th Field Regiment RA
Stait-Gardner,
Charles Ernest Hugh
C.E.H. Stait-Gardner (Photo courtesy of Mr Harry D.C.A. Stait-Gardner)
First son (with four brothers and one sister) of Frank George Stait-Gardner (1870-1953), and Mary Carmen Del Socorro Morris (1873-1965).
Brother of Maj. Harry Alforth Bernard Stait-Gardner, and Maj. Roy Quinton Everard Francis Stait-Gardner.
Married ((09?).1939, Hanley, Stoke on Trent district, Staffordshire) Clarisse Umbers (09.05.1906 - 01.1999), daughter of Harold Cooper Umbers (1880-), and Mary Alice Ramsdale (1878-1942); no children.
22.11.1903
Durando, Mexico
-
24.11.1988
Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn district, Clwyd, Wales
Bombr. ?
2nd Lt. 08.07.1939 [92438]
WS/Lt. 08.01.1941
T/Capt. 20.03.1943-26.05.1944
WS/Capt. 27.05.1944 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Maj. 27.05.1944-(07.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 23.09.1943 North Africa
08.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served with 61st Field Regiment Royal Artillery and 25 Movement Control Group, North Africa; he was demobbed in Central Italy
1945/46? - 11.10.1950 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Stait-Gardner,
Harry Alforth Bernard
H.A.B. Stait-Gardner (Photo courtesy of Mr Harry D.C.A. Stait-Gardner) H.A.B. Stait-Gardner (Photo courtesy of Mr Harry D.C.A. Stait-Gardner)
Fifth son (with four brothers and one sister) of Frank George Stait-Gardner (1870-1953), and Mary Carmen Del Socorro Morris (1873-1965).
Brother of Maj. Charles Ernest Hugh Stait-Gardner, and Maj. Roy Quinton Everard Francis Stait-Gardner.
Cousin of 2nd Lt. Arthur Bernard Charles Webb.
Married (07.10.1935, British Consulate, Barcelona, Spain) Mary Mercedes Adel Isabel Rowe (26.10.1914 - 01.11.1993), daughter (with one brother [F/Lt. Bernard Joseph Rowe, RAFVR]) of Bernard Oswald Youlden (who changed his last name to Rowe) (1874-1959), and Maria Mercedes Sola y Guardiola (1875-1957); three sons, one daughter.
31.07.1910
Mazlatan, Mexico
-
11.02.1993
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.05.1940 [132153]
WS/Lt. 12.02.1942
T/Capt. 12.02.1942-31.12.1944
WS/Capt. 01.01.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Maj. 01.01.1945-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 Burma
1939 - 25.05.1940 16 Platoon, D Company, Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
25.05.1940     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
13.09.1941     transferred, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
      British Military Mission 204 China (1940-1942), First Arakan Campaign (1943), Battles of Imphal and Kohima then fought on down the Irrawaddy to Rangoon (1944-1945)
Returned to UK 1947.
Stait-Gardner,
Roy Quinton Everard Francis
R.Q.E.F. Stait-Gardner (Photo courtesy of Mr Harry D.C.A. Stait-Gardner)
Fourth son (with four brothers and one sister) of Frank George Stait-Gardner (1870-1953), and Mary Carmen Del Socorro Morris (1873-1965).
Brother of Maj. Harry Alforth Bernard Stait-Gardner, and Maj. Charles Ernest Hugh Stait-Gardner.
Married 1st (24.10.1931, Horsforth, Wharfedale district, West Yorkshire) Margaret Bell Irving (09.02.1912 - 03.01.1973); one son.
Married 2nd (28.12.1948, Graz, Austria) Pauli Baumgartner.
11.06.1908
Mazlatan, Mexico
-
15.08.1978
Weybridge, Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.07.1940 [140568]
WS/Lt. 27.01.1942
T/Capt. 15.12.1942-(01.1944),
10.02.1944-31.05.1945
WS/Capt. 01.06.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Maj. 01.06.1945-(04.1947)
? - 27.07.1940 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
27.07.1940     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa and Europe
Stancomb,
John Arthur
J.A. Stancomb
Son of Capt. Arthur Milward Stancomb, RN (1879-1959), and Kathleen McCarthy, of Bush House, Spaxton, Bridgwater, Somerset.
Married 1st (27.06.1934, Holy Trinity, Prince Consort Road, Westminster district, London; marriage dissolved 1946) Helen Margaret "Peggy" Ironside (30.04.1914 - 01.03.1989), only daughter of Sir William A. Ironside; two sons.
Married 2nd (06.02.1946, Chard, Somerset) Lydia Vera Dalrymple Townsend (24.04.1911 - 04.2004), daughter of H.E.D. Townsend; one daughter.
03.01.1910
-
01.1992
Yeovil district, Somerset
2nd Lt. 30.01.1930 [44979]
Lt. 30.01.1933 (resigned commission 01.02.1934)
T/Capt. 13.10.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 01.10.1942
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Capt. 01.01.1949
Military Cross MC 20.08.1940 recent operations (France)
Education: Wellington College (1923.3-1928.2); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
Justice of the Peace (JP), Wiltshire, 1938.
30.01.1930     commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) - Royal Armoured Corps
01.02.1934 - 06.04.1960 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
24.08.1939     mobilized RARO
27.05.1940 - (04.1941) Adjutant
1942     seconded, 2nd Battalion The Northamptonshire Yeomanry
Staniforth,
Gordon Stephen
G.S. Staniforth (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
21.04.1918
-
07.2006
Kent
2nd Lt. 11.02.1940 [121110]
... ...
T/Capt. 15.10.1943-(04.1946)
Education: Dulwich College; St Catharine's College, Cambridge.
      164th Officer Cadet Training Unit
11.02.1940     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Stanley,
Kenneth Bridges
K.B. Stanley (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carol Vincent)
Married; ... children (one daughter for sure).
(06?).1897
Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
20.04.1968
Eastbourne, Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
13.09.1917 [42519]
Lt.
12.03.1919 (reld 28.10.1922)
Capt.
12.09.1929
?, seniority 12.09.1926
T/Maj.
17.03.1940-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
16.12.1944
T/Lt.Col.
16.12.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
20.05.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst
13.09.1917
-
28.10.1922
commissioned, 4th Royal Dragoon Guards - Regular Forces
28.10.1922


Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class II)
04.1923
-
20.05.1947
transferred, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards - Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class II) [age limit]
22.02.1941
-
(04.1944)
a General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff Duties and Training, HQ Eastern Command (Hounslow, Middlesex)
Stanley,
Roberts Leonard
R.L. Stanley
Son of George Archer Stanley (1855-), and Catherine Stanley (1856-1911).
Married (04.11.1925, Tarabulus, Libya) Winifred Nellie Cleverly (29.10.1894 -12.09.1994), of Bitterne, Southampton; one daughter.
28.08.1900
Hoxton, Hackney, London
-
08.02.1943
(KIA) [age 42]
[Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya, 7.H.20]
Wt.Offr. class II ?
Lt. 25.05.1940 [132212]
T/Capt. 07.08.1941-08.02.1943
Mentioned in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East 02.1941-07.1941
Mentioned in Despatches MID 15.12.1942 Middle East 11.1941-04.1942
25.05.1940     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Stansfield,
Jack Barrat
J.B. Stansfield (Photo courtesy of Mrs Anthea Mundy)
Married ((03?).1942, Wirral district, Cheshire) Muriel Sinclair Gregory; ... children (one daughter?).
13.05.1915
-
24.01.1965
Nailsworth, Stroud district, Gloucestershire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.04.1943 [273164]
WS/Lt. 22.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
22.04.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in India/Burma
Poultry farmer.

 
Starkey,
Morey John Peter
M.J.P. Starkey
17.07.1916
-
(03?).1975
Southam district, Warwickshire
 
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [71080]
Lt.
28.01.1940
A/Capt.
08.07.1941-01.09.1941,
18.11.1941-22.12.1941
T/Capt.
23.12.1941-28.01.1942,
06.05.1942-06.07.1944
WS/Capt.
05.11.1944
Capt.
28.01.1945
A/Maj.
05.08.1944-04.11.1944
T/Maj.
05.11.1944-(01.1946)
Maj.
? (retd 30.01.1950)
Hon. Maj.
30.01.1950
Capt. TA
17.07.1954, seniority 22.01.1949
Mentioned in Despatches MID
24.08.1944
Italy
Palestine 1936-39 Medal and Clasp
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
28.01.1937


commissioned, The Royal Dragoons
?
-
(01.1939)
served 1st The Royal Dragoons (Palestine)
30.01.1950
-
17.07.1954
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
17.07.1954
-
03.05.1955
Inns of Court Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army (seconded for service on the staff)
03.05.1955
-
17.07.1966
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County of Warwick, 14.07.1970.
Starr,
Kenneth Donald
K.D. Starr (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)

Son of ... Starr, and ... Gibbs.
Married ((06?).1949, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Lydia M. Pearson.
20.01.1922
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
-
03.2005
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Cadet ? [16000952]
2nd Lt. 15.01.1944 [307269]
WS/Lt. 15.07.1944
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
15.01.1944     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
Staveacre,
Edward Wilson
E.W. Staveacre (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Staveacre) E.W. Staveacre (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Staveacre)
Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Wilson Bayley Staveacre (1875-1950), and Dora Ward (1880?-1949).
Married (13.09.1939, St Anne's Church, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith district, Derbyshire) Felicity Mary Daly, fourth daughter of Mr & Mrs Frank Daly, of Ardfoile, Ballintemple, Cork; two sons, one daughter.
25.04.1906
Stockport district, Cheshire
-
12.1981
High Peak district, Derbyshire
2nd Lt. 17.08.1940 [146287]
WS/Lt. 23.02.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Capt. 29.11.1943-(10.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Education: Queen's College, Cambridge University (BA 1927; MA 1931).
Stockbroker.
17.08.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
03.02.1941     transferred, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
      served in India (XXXIII Corps, Red Fort, Delhi)
Stead,
Andrew Cecil Ralph
A.C.R. Stead
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Charles Stead (1878-1961), and Louisa Cecily Waldron Witton (1880-1934).
18.11.1912
Lahore, India
-
09.07.1988
Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
2nd Lt.
01.09.1932 [53659]
Lt.
01.09.1935
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-14.11.1939, 07.03.1940-24.03.1940
T/Capt.
25.03.1940-04.06.1940, 01.07.1940-31.08.1940
Capt.
01.09.1940
A/Maj.
29.11.1940-29.12.1940, 25.10.1941-23.12.1941
T/Maj.
24.12.1941-24.08.1944
WS/Maj.
25.08.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
25.05.1944-24.08.1944
T/Lt.Col.
25.08.1944-29.12.1950, 09.01.1951-31.03.1953
Lt.Col.
01.04.1953 [supernumerary 01.04.1956]
(retd 09.02.1959)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
26.06.1947
Netherlands East-Indies (prior to 30.11.46)
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
10.01.1946
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
09.05.1946
Burma
Education: psc.
01.09.1932


commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals
(06.1933)


served at Catterick
(01.1937)


served at Canterbury
(01.1939)


served in India
01.09.1942
-
24.05.1943
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Combined Training Centre, Royal Signals (Middle East)
25.05.1943
-
07.09.1943
Instructor, Combined Training Centre, Royal Signals (Middle East)
01.02.1948
-
02.10.1950
Staff Officer 1st grade (SO1), Signals Department & Training Signals Directorate Pakistan
03.09.1953
-
15.11.1955
Commander Royal Signals, ... Infantry Division (Middle East)
Stead,
Charles Douglas Holliday
see: Indian Army Officers' section  
Steel,
Charles Deane
C.D. Steel
Son of Dr Gerard Steel, JP (1865-1937), Leominster, Herefordshire.
Married (09.04.1932, St Clement Danes, Strand) Elizabeth Chenevix-Trench (13.06.1909 - 10.06.1973), daughter of Col. Lawrence Chenevix-Trench and Winifred Ross Tootal.; two sons.
29.05.1901
Leominster,
Herefordshire

-
07.02.1993
Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt.
13.07.1921 [14744]
Lt.
13.07.1923
Capt.
13.07.1932
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
02.01.1941-01.04.1941
T/Lt.Col.
02.04.1941-16.08.1941,
20.08.1941-14.12.1944,
04.01.1945-(04.1947)
WS/Lt.Col.
?
Lt.Col.
22.04.1947, seniority 22.09.1946
A/Col.
22.09.1945-(04.1947)
Col.
16.12.1949, seniority 24.06.1949 (retd 15.02.1952)
A/Brig.
17.04.1946-(04.1947)
T/Brig.
...-15.02.1952
Hon. Brig.
15.02.1952
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
13.06.1957
HM's birthday 57
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Mentioned in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
Middle East 05-10.42
Mentioned in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
services in the field
Education: Bedford; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (Prize Cadetship, Woolwich, 1919; Armstrong Memorial Prize, 1921).
13.07.1921


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1924
-
1929
served in India (Bengal Sappers and Miners)
23.02.1932
-
14.04.1935
Adjutant, ...
1936
-
12.1937
Staff College, Camberley (psc)
1941
-
1942
served in East Africa and Abyssinia
1942
-
1942
served in Western Desert (captured)
1942
-
1943?
POW
1943


Switzerland
1945
-
1949
Deputy Head, British Military Mission to Greece
1949
-
1952
Deputy Military Secretary
15.02.1952
-
29.05.1961
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Head of Conference and Supply Department, Foreign Office, 1952-64; Head of Accommodation Department Diplomatic Service, 1965-67.
Steel,
Cyril William
C.W. Steel
?
-
2nd Lt.
15.04.1942 [233586]
WS/Lt.
15.10.1942
A/Capt.
1946?
15.04.1942


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]



served with the Burma Rifles / Burma Regiment
Steele,
Kenneth Walter Lawrence
"Ken"
K.W.L. Steele
Son of Walter and Susan (Lawrence) Steele, Godalming, Surrey.
Married (1987) Irene Koh, Malaysia.

28.07.1914
East Stonehouse district, Devon
-
14.04.2008
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset
Cadet
? [14713624]
2nd Lt.
24.03.1945 [343237]
WS/Lt.
24.03.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
14.06.1980
HM's birthday 80
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
01.01.1967
New Year 67
Education: Wellington School, Wellington, Somerset
1942
 
 
served in the ranks, The Somerset Light Infantry
24.03.1945

commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
KPM, 1936. Assistant Chief Constable Buckinghamshire, 1953-1955. Chief Constable of Somerset (1955-1966), Somerset & Bath (1966-1974), and Avon & Somerset Constabularies (1974-1979).
Steele,
Robert
"Bobby"
R. Steele
Son (with two brothers) of Robert Steele, BSc (1893-1969), , of Greenock, Scotland, Squadron Leader RAFVR in the 1939-1945 War, and Norah Esmé Gallaher (1892?-1967), of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
31.07.1920
-
11.1995
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 22.10.1939 [108138]
Lt. 22.04.1941
A/Capt. 31.03.1942-29.06.1942
T/Capt. 30.06.1942-19.08.1942,
09.10.1942-30.06.1946
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 01.04.1946-30.06.1946
T/Maj. 01.07.1946-21.10.1952
Maj. 22.10.1952
local Lt.Col. 16.01.1956-08.12.1957
Lt.Col. 09.12.1957 (retd 03.07.1960)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 01.01.1955 New Year 55 [citation available upon request]
Mentioned in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (psc).
22.10.1939     commissioned, Grenadier Guards
31.12.1942 - 18.11.1944 Adjutant
1948     first Commanding Officer of the Guards Parachute Regiment
1952 - 1955? Military Assistant to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff (MBE)
Subsequent to retiring he was appointed to be a member of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and was subsequently appointed Harbinger.
Stellin,
Dion John
"Stud"
D.J. Stellin (Photo courtesy of Mr Sven Stellin)
Son of ... Stellin, and ... Dwan.
From Wellington, New Zealand.
 

(09?).1916
St Pancras district, Greater London
-
1975
[age 60]
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156770]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942
A/Capt.
26.09.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
09.07.1945 (reld 04.5.1955)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
04.05.1955
Military Cross MC
02.03.1944
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Mentioned in Despatches MID
25.01.1945
gallant & distinguished services in the field
02.11.1940


commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry [emergency commission]



seconded, Special Boat Squadron & Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps (Middle East & Mediterranean)
10.11.1945


transferred, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Stephen,
Christopher Gerald
C.G. Stephen
Married (16.01.1915, St. Augustine's Queen's Gate, Kensington district, London) Hetta Ivy De Gale (06.02.1889 - 09.10.1969), daughter of Thomas Henry De Gale II (1850-1923), and Henrietta Otway (1862-1946), of Grenada, West Indies.
09.10.1890
-
12.06.1954
Dalesford, Herstmonceaux, Hailsham district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 25.03.1911 [844]
Lt. 25.03.1914
T/Capt. 01.09.1915-03.09.1915
Capt. 04.09.1915
Maj. 15.09.1926
Lt.Col. 02.06.1938 (supernumerary 02.06.1941) (retd 30.04.1946; disability)
A/Col. 08.03.1941-07.09.1941
T/Col. 08.09.1941-13.04.1944
Hon. Col. 30.04.1946
Mentioned in Despatches MID 26.07.1940 operations in the field
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
25.03.1911     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
25.04.1915 - 04.08.1915 served with 2nd Battalion The Royal Fusiliers at Gallipoli (wounded)
      attached Military Intelligence 5 (MI5), War Office
03.06.1919 - 31.03.1920 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office (temporarily)
10.02.1923     transferred, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
(03.1931)     2nd Battalion The Black Watch (Colchester)
(06.1933)     2nd Battalion The Black Watch (Colchester (for Glasgow))
(01.1937)     2nd Battalion The Black Watch (Glasgow)
02.06.1938 - (01.1939) Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Dover)
08.03.1941 - 14.05.1943 Sub-Area Commander, Home Forces
(1945)     Commandant of a Prisoner of War Camp in Scotland
Stephens,
Frederick
F. Stephens (Photo courtesy of Mr Pat Gariepy)
Eldest son (with two sisters) of Gen. Sir Reginald Byng Stephens (1869-1955), KCB, CMG, and Lady Stephens (Eleanore Dorothea Cripps) (1878-1950).
Married (25.07.1936, All Saints' Church, North Cerney, Glos.) Esmé Mackenzie Churchill (11.10.1908 - 01.04.1987), second daughter of late Col. Mackenzie Churchill (1848-1934), of Withyclose, Bagendon, Glos.; one son, one daughter.
19.06.1906
Farnham district, Hampshire
-
09.11.1967
Farringdon, Alton, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 03.09.1925 [33782]
Lt. 03.09.1927
T/Capt. 25.08.1935-25.09.1936
Capt. 01.11.1937
A/Maj. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Maj. 03.12.1939-02.09.1940,
11.01.1941-02.09.1942
Maj. 03.09.1942
A/Lt.Col. 04.07.1942-03.10.1942
T/Lt.Col. 04.10.1942-31.12.1944
WS/Lt.Col. 01.01.1945
Lt.Col. 15.03.1948
local Col. 24.08.1943-31.05.1944
A/Col. 01.07.1944-31.12.1944
T/Col. 01.01.1945-27.11.1945,
12.02.1946-10.03.1948
Col. 27.09.1950 (supernumerary 27.09.1956)
A/Brig. 12.07.1945-27.10.1945
T/Brig. 15.09.1950-03.06.1954
Brig. 04.06.1954 (retd 29.06.1959)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 13.06.1959 HM's birthday 59
Distinguished Service Order DSO 31.12.1942 Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 13.06.1957 operations Near East 10-12.56
Education: Winchester College (A, Chernocke House, 1919-1923); Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (psc).
03.09.1925     commissioned, The Rifle Brigade
1926 - 1931 served in India
21.02.1931 - 25.09.1936 employed with King's African Rifles (British Somaliland)
30.06.1939 - 31.08.1939 Staff Captain, ...
01.09.1939 - 03.09.1940 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), 1st Armoured Division (France & Belgium 1940)
11.01.1941 - 03.07.1942 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), 1st Armoured Division (Western Desert)
04.07.1942 - 05?.1943 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The rifle Brigade (Western Desert & Tunisia)
27.05.1943 - 23.08.1943 Dep. Selection Board
24.08.1943 - 31.05.1944 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Chief Instructor), ... (Haifa)
01.07.1944 - 16.05.1945 Colonel Quartermaster (Col Q) (Instructor), US Staff School (United States of America)
12.07.1945 - 27.10.1945 Commander, 308th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
12.02.1946 - 11.01.1948 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
15.03.1948 - 1950 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade
15.09.1950 - 18.05.1952 Commander, 31st Infantry Brigade (British Army of the Rhine)
19.05.1952 - 09.02.1954 Commander, British Area Troops, Berlin
21.03.1954 - 04.08.1956 Vice-President, R.C.B.
1956     Commander, Port Said Base (despatches)
04.08.1956 - (02.1957) Commander, Southern Command
24.10.1957 - 29.06.1959 also: ADC to the Queen
Stephenson,
Francis Joseph Charles
"Frank"
F.J.C. Stephenson
Married ...; one daughter, one son.
03.02.1905
Hendon district
-
17.01.1971
Herrison Hospital, Dorchester, Weymouth district, Dorset
2nd Lt.
01.04.1940 [125451]
WS/Lt.
26.02.1941
T/Capt.
26.02.1941
WS/Maj.
27.10.1942
T/Lt.Col.
27.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Worked with Lagonda.
01.04.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
27.07.1942
-
(04.1946)
Assistant Director of Warlike Stores, Department of the Quarter-Master-General to the Forces, War Office (London)
Stephenson,
Thomas George
T.G. Stephenson
Son of John and Annie Stephenson.
Husband of Penelope Y. Stephenson, of Southampton.
1915 ?
-
17.12.1941
(KIA) [age 26]
[Singapore Memorial, column 41]
2nd Lt.
13.07.1938 [76365]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
13.07.1938


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Supplementary Reserve
24.08.1939


mobilized
?
-
17.12.1941
12th Indian Brigade Signals Section
Stevens,
Gilbert Jack
G.J. Stevens
Son (with one sister and two brothers) of John Edward Stevens (1873-1948), and Catherine Inglis Jack (1881-1972).
Married (20.11.1940, South Northumberland district)  Marion Ellie Gye (1914 - 2000), daughter (with three sisters and one brother) of Joseph Edward Gye (1883-1944), and Lucretia Ethel Redstone (1884-1970); two sons, one daughter.

Residence: (1945) Market Lavington.
05.08.1912
Morpeth, Northumberland
-
21.11.1973
Devizes, Wiltshire
Cadet ? [1866767]
2nd Lt. 01.05.1943 [273601]
WS/Lt. 01.05.1943
T/Capt. 18.06.1944-25.08.1945
WS/Capt. 26.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 26.08.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. 15.03.1952
Hon. Maj. 15.03.1952
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 29.03.1945 NW Europe 44-45 [citation available upon request]
01.05.1943

commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
(1944/45)     4th Engineer Equipment Workshops (MBE)
15.03.1952 - 05.08.1967 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Stevens,
Maurice Leighton
J.G. Stonehouse
Only son of Lt.Col. & Mrs L.M. Stevens, of Gosmoor, Brent Knoll.
Married (13.09.1947, St Michael's Church, Brent Knoll, Weston-super-Mare district, Somerset) Heather Jean Christie, younger daughter of Maj. & Mrs J.L. Christie, of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; ... children (two daughters?).
23.05.1919
-
15.09.1984
Chiltern and Beaconsfield district, Buckinghamshire
2nd Lt. 26.01.1939 [85521]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 15.03.1946-14.06.1946
T/Capt. 15.06.1946-30.06.1946
Capt. 01.07.1946
Maj. 26.01.1952
T/Lt.Col. 13.06.1964-31.12.1966
Lt.Col. 01.07.1966 (retd 29.08.1968)
Edcuation: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
26.01.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
? - 14.06.1940 23rd Field Regiment RA (51st Highland Division) (captured at St Valery)
06.1940 - 05.1945 POW (No. 1313) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
22.03.1962 - 29.05.1964 Technical Staff Officer 2nd grade, War Office
13.06.1964 - (02.1967) Staff Officer 1st grade, HQ CBGL Group
Stevenson-Hamilton,
Ivan James Delano
I.J.D. Stevenson-Hamilton
Son of Maj. Samuel Delano Stevenson-Hamilton (1886-1964), The Black Watch, and Bertha Gwladys Robinson Seaton (1880-1959).
Married 1st (15.02.1946; divorced) Bryony Lorna Abbay (? - 04.04.1980), daughter (with one brother, Capt. John Richard Abbay, The Essex Regiment) of Col. Bryan Norman Abbay, CB (1881-1947), and Etty Maud Julius (1891-1983) [divorced; she remarried L.B.L. Hughes], of East Soham, Suffolk, and Meru, Kenya..
Married 2nd (12.1980) Marjorie, widow of Brig. John Turnbull, CBE, DSO.
16.10.1916
-
23.02.1998
[buried Newton Abbot]
2nd Lt. 29.01.1938 [65836]
... ....
T/Lt. Col 01.07.1944-(01.1946)
... ...
Lt.Col. 05.07.1962 (retd 16.10.1971)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 24.02.1942 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 24.02.1942 ?
29.01.1938     commissioned, The Essex Regiment
... - ... ...
Stewart,
Charles Malcolm
C.M. Stewart
?
-
2nd Lt. 12.04.1941 [182067]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
12.04.1941

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
15.09.1943     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch)
Stewart,
Donald Patrick
D.P. Stewart
?
-
2nd Lt. 10.08.1940 [143088]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Capt. 01.07.1945
T/Maj. 01.07.1945-(04.1946)
10.08.1940

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.06.1942     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Stewart,
Donald Patrick Gordon
D.P.G. Stewart (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
01.10.1912
-
05.1986
Newport district, Glamorgan
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [53623]
... ...
T/Maj. 30.08.1942-(01.1946)
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 07.04.1956)
01.09.1932     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
... - ... ...
30.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Stewart,
Douglas [Pilfold]
D. Stewart (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian D. Stewart)
Son of Frederick Pilfold Stewart.
Married (08.08.1945, Poona, India) Marjorie de Burgh Miller (24.08.1907 - (12?).1972), divorced wife of Geoffrey Frederick Doran, and daughter (with one brother [Lt.Col. Thomas de Burgh Miller, Royal Signals] of Brig. Hugh de Burgh Miller, CBE, DSO (1873-1951), and Una Maud Isobel Baird (1875-1966); ... children (one son?).
08.01.1912
-
04.1990
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 01.01.1940 [118747]
WS/Lt. 01.05.1940
T/Capt. 01.05.1940-26.07.1942
WS/Capt. 27.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 27.09.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Mentioned in Despatches MID 23.12.1943 Persia and Iraq
01.01.1940     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      served with British Expeditionery Force, evacuated from Dunkirk
      served Middle East
early 1943     transferred, Army Catering Corps
Stewart,
Henry Clark
H.C. Stewart
From Falkirk, Scotland.
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.12.1940 [162117]
WS/Lt.
14.06.1942
WS/Capt.
08.08.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Maj.
?
Military Cross MC
12.07.1945
NW Europe
?
-
14.12.1940
either Sandhurst or 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.12.1940





commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
04.01.1941
-
1945
11th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (UK & NW Europe) (10.1944 showing as Troop Officer)
Recommendation for the award of an immediate Military Cross to A/Maj. H.C. Stewart: "This Officer was in command of the assault squadron, in support of 56th Infantry Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division, for the crossing of the RIVER IJSSEL on 12 Apr 45. The task allotted to this squadron was to force a crossing from 779762 and 777758 and to land between 778761 and 776759. 'H' hour was fixed for 2240, but at 2220 information was received that the blowing of the gaps in the bund had been unsuccessful and though work was proceeding it was unlikely that the gaps would be completed in time. Major Stewart immediately went forward to recce alternative routes, but on nearing the bund came under intense shell and mortar fire. Despite this fire, and in complete disregard of his own safety, he recced the complete bund and then wirelessed back a message that he was going to order his Squadron to climb the bund and continue the assault according to schedule. Seeing the right troop in difficulties, Maj Stewart climbed the bund and with the aid of a flashlamp directed the troop in their climb over the bund. The first Buffalo over the bund was seen by the enemy, and mortar bombs rained down in the area. Quite unperturbed, Maj Stewart directed five more craft over the bund and then returned to his own craft, where he wirelessed information to the effect that to his knowledge, at least six craft were continuing the assault. Without a doubt, but for this officer's complete disregard of his own safety, and his gallantry in directing operations in a exposed position, the assault would have failed."
Date of citation - 18 Apr 45. Recommended by: S.I. Howard-Jones, MC, Lt.Col., OC 11 R Tks, and approved by: N.W. Duncan, Brig. Comd 30 Armd Bde, S.B. Rawlins, Maj.Gen. Comd. 49 Div, Charles Foulkes, Lt.Gen. Comd 1 Cdn Corps, H.D.G. Crerar, Gen. G.O.C.-in-C. First Canadian Army, B.L. Montgomery, Field Marshal, Commander-in-Chief 21 Army Group.
[Kindly provided by Mr Alain Brogniez]
Stewart,
James Thomas
J.T. Stewart

Son of Thomas Buchan Stewart and Jessie Skinner.
1913
Argentina
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 09.08.1941 [203208]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 15.11.1943-(08.1946)
WS/Capt. 1946? (reld 18.09.1946)
T/Maj. 1946?
Hon. Maj. 18.09.1946
09.08.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Stewart,
John Hunter
J.H. Stewart
18.02.1914 ?
-
08.1993 ?
Eastbourne district, Sussex ?
Sgt. ? [7626487]
2nd Lt. 21.10.1944 [334002]
WS/Lt. 21.04.1945
T/Capt. 05.12.1945-(04.1946)
British Empire Medal (Military Division) BEM 01.01.1942 New Year 42
21.10.1944     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
Stewart,
Kenneth Walter Hugh Cochrane
K.W.H.C. Stewart
Son (with one sister) of Walter Peter Stewart, and Jessie Edith Cochrane (1891-1977).
Married (1948) ...; two daughters.
1916
Norwich, Norfolk
-
1989
2nd Lt. 15.04.1939 [86723]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 05.06.1944-06.07.1945
WS/Capt. 07.07.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 07.07.1945-...
Mentioned in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
      late Cadet, Ampleforth College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
15.04.1939     commissioned, 8th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers -Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
09.02.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
Stewart,
Peter Hartley
P.H. Stewart
Son of ... Stewart, and ... Hartley.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
27.03.1922
Lambeth district, London
-
04.09.1995
Watford district, Hertfordshire (formerly of Alicante, Spain)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 20.09.1941 [207875]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. 24.05.1944-23.08.1944
T/Capt. 24.08.1944-26.03.1949
Lt. 14.11.1945, seniority 27.09.1944
Capt. 27.03.1949
Maj. 27.03.1956 (retd 02.05.1964)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
20.09.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 13.11.1945]
(1944/45)     259th Anti-Tank Battery, 65th Anti-Tank Regiment RA (NW Europe)
[07.11.1944-... gunnery staff course, Larkhill]
14.11.1945     permanent commission
His son writes: "Norfolk Yeomanry (1939{?}), 3RHA North Africa, D-Day+1, through to Berlin(?), BAOR Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Larkhill, War Office Southwark. Retired 1964/5. The name K Battery rings big bells."
Stewart,
Robert Dickinson
R.D. Stewart
Married ((03?).1950, Liverpool, Lancashire) Dorothea Austin; ... children (one daughter?).
16.06.1908
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland
-
01.01.2000
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Tyne and Wear
2nd Lt. 24.12.1940 [173917]
WS/Lt. 20.11.1941
T/Capt. 20.11.1941-24.03.1943
WS/Capt. 25.03.1943
A/Maj. 25.12.1942-24.03.1943
T/Maj. 25.03.1943-13.04.1944
WS/Maj. 14.04.1944 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 14.04.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
24.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Administrative Branch [emergency commission]
His daughter writes: "I know he served in Pune and Chennai, commanding the troops stationed at the Avadi depot at the end of WW2".
Stewart,
William Sangster
W.S. Stewart (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Stewart)
Married ...; one son, one daughter.
28.01.1919
New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
-
24.12.1983
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
[Falkirk's Garden of Remembrance, Dorrator Road, Camelon, Falkirk]
Sgt. ? [2754796]
2nd Lt. 11.11.1944 [334628]
WS/Lt. 11.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Lt. RARO 01.01.1949 (reld 28.01.1968)
General Service Medal GSM ? & clasp Palestine
39|45 St - -
Afr St - -
It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mentioned in Despatches MID 15.06.1944 escape as POW * [recommendation available upon request]
11.11.1944     commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
01.01.1949 - 28.01.1968 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
His son writes: "He was in 2nd Battalion Black Watch in 1936 serving in Palestine. Subsequently with 50 Middle East Commando - Captured Castelorizzo, Dodecanese 27.02.1941 during Operation Abstention. POW - Campo PG-78 Sulmona, Italy. Escaped Sept 1943 and met up with Allies at Ariano, 01.10.1943. Repatriated to UK."
* 2754796, Sjt. W.S. STEWART - 2 Black Watch. Captured in the DOCECANESE on 27 Feb 41. Taken to Campo 78 (SULMONA), where he remained until his escape. In Mar 41 he and another P/W attempted to escape from the Camp dressed as Workmen, but were caught at the gate. He also took part with three others, in an attempt to escape during the winter of 1941/42. The escape equipment was discovered and the attempt failed. In April 42 he made a third attempt, getting over the wall with another P/W. They reached the wire and were cutting it when they were discovered and fired on. They received 60 days in gaol for this attempt. After the Armistice P/W were liberated from Campo 78, and STEWART made his way South with another P/W, meeting Allied troops at ARIANO on 1 Oct 43.
Stewart-Macpherson,
[Sir] Ronald Thomas
"Tommy"
R.T.S. Macpherson
5th son of late Sir Thomas Stewart Macpherson, CIE, LLD, and Lady (Helen) Macpherson (née 
Cameron).
Married (1953) Jean Henrietta, daughter of late David Butler Wilson; two sons, one daughter.

04.10.1920
-
06.11.2014
Newtonmore, Inverness­shire, Scotland
2nd Lt.
1939 [90855]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
10.10.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
11.07.1944
T/Maj.
11.07.1944-(04.1946)
Lt.
11.04.1945
Hon. Maj.
1946?
Capt.
01.08.1948
Maj.
02.08.1960
Lt.Col.
31.10.1961
Col.
01.11.1964
Knight Bachelor Kt
31.12.1991
New Year 92
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1968
New Year 68
Military Cross MC
17.02.1944
?
Military Cross MC
21.06.1945
?
Military Cross MC
02.08.1945
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
20.06.1950
?
Education: Edinburgh Academy; Cargilfield; Fettes College (scholar); Trinity College, Oxford (1st open classical scholar; MA 1st Cl. Hons PPE)
03.06.1939


commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron 
Highlanders - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
1940
-
1941
No. 10 (Scottish) Commando (North Africa & Mediterranean)
11.1941
-
11.1943
prisoner of war (escaped)
1944
-
1945
served Special Forces with French and Italian Resistance
1946?
-
02.08.1960
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
02.08.1960
-
01.04.1967
Territorial Army
1961
-
1964
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The London Scottish - Territorial Army
01.04.1967
-
30.09.1968
Royal Armoured Corps, Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve (Class III)
30.09.1968
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Chairman: Boustead plc, since 1986; Keller Group plc, since 1991; Annington Homes plc, since 1996. 
Athletics Blue and Scottish International; British Team World Student Games, Paris, 1947; represented Oxford in Rugby football and hockey, 1946-1947; played Rugby for London Scottish, 1945-1955; played hockey for Mid Surrey and Anglo Scots, 1956-1959. Reader Middle Temple. Consultant, Italo­Yugoslav Border Commn, 1946. Col TA London Dist, 1964-1967. Mem., Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Co. of Archers). Chm., 1961-1979, Pres., 1979-, Achilles Club; Vice­Pres., Newtonmore Camanachd Club. Chairman: Mallinson­Denny Gp, 1981-1982 (Man. Dir, 1967-1981); Allstate Insurance Co., 1983-1987; Allstate Reinsurance Ltd, 1983-1996; Birmid Qualcast, 1984-1988; Cosmopolitan Textile Co., 1984-1991; Employment Conditions Abroad Ltd, 1984-1993; Webb­Bowen Internat. Ltd, 1984-1994; SNTC (France), 1985-1995; Owl Creek Investments plc, 1989-1991; Internet Services Ltd, 1995-. Exec. Dir, Brooke Bond Gp plc, 1981-1982; Director: Transglobe Expedition Ltd, 1978-1983; Scottish Mutual Assurance Soc., 1982-1991; C. H. Industrials PLC, 1983-1991; NCB, 1983-1986; TSB Scotland, 1986-1991; Independent Insurance plc, 1987-1993; Fitzwilton (UK) plc, 1990-; Soc. Générale Merchant Bank, 1991-1993; UK Consultant, Sears Roebuck & Co., Chicago, 1984-; Consultant: Bain & Co. (USA), 1987-; Candover Investment plc, 1989-1995. Founder Chm., Nat. Employment Liaison Cttee for TA and Reserves, 1986-1994; Chm., ABCC, 1986-1988; Pres., Eurochambres (Assoc. of European Chambers of Commerce), 1992-1994; Vice­Pres., London Chamber of Commerce, 1985- (Chm., Council, 1980-1982). Member: Council, CBI (Chm., London and SE Reg., CBI, 1975-1977); Scottish Council, London; Prices and Incomes Bd, 1968-1969; Council, GBA, 1979-1983; Council, Strathclyde Univ. Business Sch., 1982-1986. Governor, Fettes Coll., 1982-1992. Prime Warden, Co. of Dyers, 1985-1986. FRSA, FIMgt. DL 1977, High Sheriff, 1983-1984, Greater London. Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur, and Croix de Guerre with 2 palms, France; Medaglia d'Argento and Resistance Medal, Italy; Kt of St Mary of Bethlehem. 
Stewart-Pettigrew,
Robert Dudley
R.D. Stewart-Pettigrew (Photo coutersy of Mr Robert D. Stewart [Jr.])
Changed name by deed of 26.09.1950 poll to: Stewart, Robert Dudley.
Married 1st ((09?).1942, Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire; divorced) Emelie Eden V. Scott (01.01.1916 - 04.2003). She remarried (1954) Ernest Francis.
Married 2nd (12.1947, Bruxelles, Belgium; divorced) May Huff; one son, one daughter.
29.05.1912
Hillhead district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
2nd Lt. 14.09.1940 [148707]
WS/Lt. 14.03.1942 (> 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 17.09.1945-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ? (reld 29.04.1953)
Hon. Maj. 29.04.1953
Education: Glasgow University.
Articled as Chartered Account from the Scottish Institute in 1931. He volunteered in London during 1939 while working for Copper Brothers (CAs).
? - 14.09.1940 121st Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.09.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
His son writes: "Saw action with the BEF in France 1940, was evacuated at Dunkirk. He may have been serving with this unit at the time 52nd (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery. (Not sure) As far as I know, before Normandy he was with 419 Battery (52nd Hvy. Rgt.) then transferred to Regimental Headquarters of the 52nd (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery as regimental adjutant(?not sure) just before the invasion. He was made Captain some time in 44 and then Major before the war's end. After hostilities he was transferred to Allied Reconstruction effort and worked in Germany, part of the Allied effort restoring the German financial system I am guessing under the Marshal Plan (not sure). My parents were married in Bruxelles in Dec 1947 and he was still in the British Army. He was demobilised in 1948."
Emigrated to Quebec, Canada. Vice-president and comptroller of Industrial Acceptance Corp. Ltd., Montreal, 1966.
Stiebel,
Victor Frank
V.F. Stiebel V.F. Stiebel
V.F. Stiebel V.F. Stiebel
Son of late Frank Stiebel.

14.03.1907
Durban, Natal, South Africa
-
06.02.1976
London
2nd Lt.
14.10.1940 [152620]
WS/Capt.
10..02.1942
T/Maj.
10.02.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
11.12.1944
T/Lt.Col.
11.12.1944-(04.1946)
Education: South Africa; Jesus College, Cambridge University (1924-1927; studied architecture).
Opened his own fashion house in Brunton Street in 1932.
14.10.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]



worked in the camouflage division
Couturier; then writer and journalist. Has designed clothes: for the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon; for the Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester; for the late Princess Marina; for the Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Mrs Angus Ogilvy. Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers for many years. Retired, 1963.
Published: South African Childhood (vol. 1 of autobiography), 1968.
Stiles,
Jack Philip
J.P. Stiles
Son of ... Stiles, and ... Packman.
Married ((06?).1940, Surrey Mid Eastern district) Jean Roed; one son, one daughter.
(03?).1919
Richmond district, Surrey
-
02.03.2007
[age 87]
2nd Lt.
19.11.1939
WS/Lt.
19.05.1941
T/Capt.
15.06.1941 (reld > 04.1946)



served The Artists Rifles
19.11.1939


commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Stirling,
[Sir] Archibald David
A.D. Stirling A.D. Stirling
A.D. Stirling A.D. Stirling
A.D. Stirling A.D. Stirling
Son of late Brig.Gen. Archibald Stirling of Keir, and Hon. Mrs Margaret Stirling, OBE, 4th daughter of 13th Baron Lovat.

15.11.1915
Lecropt, Perthshire, Scotland
-
04.11.1990
London
2nd Lt.
24.07.1937 [72647]
WS/Lt.
24.07.1940
WS/Maj.
21.12.1942
T/Lt.Col.
21.12.1942-(04.1944)
A/Col.
17.07.1945-(04.1946)
Capt.
01.11.1947, seniority 24.07.1947
Maj.
26.02.1952, seniority 01.11.1947
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.11.1947
Knight Bachelor Kt
30.12.1989
New Year 90: for services to the military
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.02.1942
Middle East
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
14.11.1946
gallant & distinguished services in the field
Mentioned in Despatches MID
30.06.1942
Middle East 07-10.41
Officer, Légion d`Honneur (France); Officer, Order of Orange Nassau (The Netherlands)
Education: Ampleforth College, Yorks; (for a brief period) Cambridge University
24.07.1937


commissioned, Scots Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939
-
02.1940
mobilized, Scots Guards
02.1940


No. 8 Commando (Brigade of Guards) (Middle East)



1st Special Air Service Regiment (captured)
1943
-
1945
prisoner of war
01.11.1947
-
15.11.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
President, Capricorn Africa Society, 1947-59, living at that time in Africa based on Salisbury and Nairobi. Chairman, Television International Enterprises Ltd.
Literature: Virginia Cowles, The Phantom Major (1968); Allan Hoe, David Stirling : the authorised biography of the creator of the SAS (1992)
Stirling,
William
W. Stirling (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
17.11.1910
-
30.04.1984
Brook Hospital, Greenwich district, London
Ord.Mech.Eng. 4th cl. (Lt.) 01.04.1937, seniority 17.11.1933 [65628]
... ...
T/Lt.Col. 24.07.1944-20.10.1949,
02.04.1951-21.02.1952
... ...
Col. 01.01.1960 (retd 03.04.1964)
BSc (Eng.), AMIMechE, AMIEE, psc, ptsc.
      Supplementary Reserve of Officers
01.04.1937     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
30.07.1941 - 14.04.1943 General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), War Office
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
12.10.1943 - 19.12.1943 Deputy Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering (DADME), HQ2
Stirton,
Donald James Nicoll
D.J.N. Stirton (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 17.07.1942 [239424]
17.07.1942     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Stockley,
Ralph Capel
R.C. Stockley
Only son (with two sisters) of Brig.Gen. Hugh Roderick Stockley (1868-1935), CIE, Royal Engineers, and Edith Beatrice Capel (1873-1966), of Tudor House, Oaksey, Wiltshire.
Married (27.08.1940, St Martin-in-the-Fields) Pamela Katharine Egerton (12.05.1918 - 08.11.2004), daughter of the Hon. Thomas Henry Frederick Egerton (1876-1953), and Lady Bertha Anson (1879-1959), of Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England; two daughters.
Address: (1944) Cranbourne Court, Winkfield, Windsor.
21.12.1916
-
30.11.1944
(KIA) [age 37]
[Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, XII.H.8]
2nd Lt. 04.02.1926 [34921]
Lt. 04.02.1929
Capt. 12.06.1936
T/Maj. 04.12.1940-(04.1941)
Maj. 04.02.1943
T/Lt.Col. 10.09.1943-30.11.1944
Mentioned in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
Education: Wellington College (1920-1924; Murray House); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (won a prize cadetship).
04.02.1926     commissioned, The [Royal] Northumberland Fusiliers
25.09.1929 - 16.09.1931 ADC to General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District
12.11.1931 - 11.11.1933 ADC to the High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Palestine
12.06.1936 - 31.08.1938 Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Cairo, Egypt)
(01.1939)     1st Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Palestine)
(07.1940)     5th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
04.09.1940 - (04.1941) General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Aldershot Area, South Eastern Command (Aldershot)
? - 30.11.1944 Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion The Monmouthshire Regiment (killed in action during Operations Swansea & Cardiff to seize the Dutch village of Broekhuizen)
Stockwell,
Geoffrey Gilbert
G.G. Stockwell
Son of Henry Leonard Pearce Stockwell (1887-1950), and Winifred Gilbert, of Whitstable.
Married (30.03.1950, Abadan, South Persia) Joan Marjorie Jessup, younger daughter of G.J. Jessup, and Mrs Jessup, of Chingford; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
25.08.1918
Hammersmith district, London
-
24.01.1998
Chelsfield, Orpington, Bromley district, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.6.1940 [134445]
WS/Lt. 08.12.1941
T/Capt. 01.02.1942-26.04.1943
WS/Capt. 27.04.1943
T/Maj. 27.04.1943-(04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civilian Division) CBE 13.06.1987 HM's birthday 87: Director, Cluff Oil plc
? - 08.06.1940 151st Officer Cadet Training Unit (Royal Signals)
08.06.1940     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      attached, Signals Squadron, 254th Indian Tank Brigade
Oil company executive. lraq Petroleum Co. Ltd. (Chmn.); Abu Dhabi Petroleum Co. Ltd. (Chmn.); Petroleum Services (Middle East) Ltd. (Chmn.).
Stokes,
[Sir] Donald Gresham;
Baron Stokes, created 1969 (Life Peer), of Leyland
D.G. Stokes D.G. Stokes
Only son of Harry Potts Stokes, and ... Yates.
Married 1st (1939) Laura Elizabeth Courteney Lamb (died 1995); one son.
Married 2nd (2000) Patricia Pascall.

22.03.1914
Dartford district, Kent
-
21.07.2008
Poole, Dorset
2nd Lt.
27.08.1938 [76779]
Lt. (OME 4th cl.)
01.07.1939
WS/Capt. (OME 3rd cl.)
15.04.1940
T/Maj.
15.04.1940-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
16.09.1945
T/Lt.Col.
16.09.1945-(04.1946)
Knight Bachelor Kt
1965
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
20.06.1950
?
Education: Blundell's School; Harris Institute of Technology, Preston



late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Blundell's School Contingent, Junior Division, Offier Training Corps

27.08.1938


commissioned, 4th Battalion The Loyal Regiment - Territorial Army
01.11.1938
 
 
transferred, 62nd Searchlight Regiment RA
01.07.1939
 
 
transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
01.10.1942


transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (as WS/Capt. (EME 3rd cl.))
(1945?)
 
 
Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering (Technical), Central Mediterranean Forces
DL; FEng, FIMechE; MSAE; FIMI; FCIT; FICE
Started Student Apprenticeship, Leyland Motors Ltd, 1930. Re­joined Leyland as Exports Manager, 1946; General Sales and Service Manager, 1950; Director, 1954; Managing Director, and Deputy Chairman, Leyland Motor Corp., 1963, Chairman 1967; Chairman and Managing Director, British Leyland Ltd, 1973. Director: National Westminster Bank, 1969-1981; London Weekend Television Ltd, 1967-1971; Opus Public Relations Ltd, 1979-1984; Scottish & Universal Investments Ltd, 1980-1992; Dovercourt Motor Co. Ltd, 1982-1990; Beherman Auto-Transport SA, 1983-1989; GWR Group 1990-1994. Vice-President, Empresa Nacional de Autocamiones SA, Spain, 1959-1973. Chairman: British Arabian Adv. Co. Ltd, 1977-1985; Two Counties Radio Ltd, 1978-1984, 1990-1994 (Pres., 1984-1990); Jack Barclay Ltd, 1980-1990; British Arabian Technical Co­operation Ltd, 1981-1985; Reliant Group, 1990; Dutton Forshaw Motor Group, 1980-1990. Vice-President, Engineering Employers Federation, 1967-1975; President: SMMT, 1961-1962; Motor Industry Res. Assoc., 1965-1966; Manchester University Institute of Science and Technology, 1972-1976 (Vice-President, 1967-1971); IMechE, 1972 (Vice-President, 1971); Chairman, EDC for Electronics Industry, 1966-1967; Member: NW Economic Planning Council, 1965-1970; IRC, 1966-1971 (Deputy Chairman 1969); EDC for the Motor Manufacturing Industry, 1967-; Council, Public Transport Assoc.; Worshipful Co. of Carmen. Fellow, IRTE (Pres., 1983-1984), Hon. FIRTE. Chairman, KBH Communications, 1987-1995; Chairman and Managing Director, 1968-1975, Chief Executive, 1973-1975, British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd; President, BL Ltd, 1975-1979; Consultant to Leyland Vehicles, 1979-1981. DL Lancs 1968. Hon. Fellow, Keble Coll., Oxford, 1968. Hon. LLD Lancaster, 1967; Hon. DTech Loughborough, 1968; Hon. DSc: Southampton, 1969; Salford, 1971. Officier de l'Ordre de la Couronne (Belgium), 1964; Commandeur de l'ordre de Leopold II (Belgium), 1972.
Stokes,
Douglas Graham
D.G. Stokes (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)
10.05.1916
Wokingham district, Hampshire
-
30.05.1988
Staverton, Totnes, Newton Abbot district, Devon
2nd Lt. 20.06.1939 [88792]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941 (ceased to be employed 10.01.1945) (reld 01.09.1948)
T/Capt. 11.03.1943-10.01.1945
Hon. Capt. 10.01.1945
      late Cadet Serjeant, Reading School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
20.06.1939     commissioned, 4th Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Stokes,
Frederick Ernest
F.E. Stokes
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
05.11.1942 [251239]
WS/Lt.
05.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
20.06.1945-(04.1946)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
05.11.1942


commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]
26.06.1944
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, 4 Platoon, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (NW Europe)
Stoltenhoff,
Herbert William
H.W. Stoltenhoff
Son of Herbert Emil Stoltenhoff, and Lilian Mary Sutton.
Married ((12?).1941, Lewisham district, Kent) Ruby E. Atkins.
21.04.1916
Lewisham district, Greater London
-
01.1993
Bromley district, Kent
Cadet ? [6849548]
2nd Lt. 24.12.1943 [303065]
WS/Lt. 13.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
24.12.1943     commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) [emergency commission]
Stone,
Ronald Victor
see: Indian Army officers section  
Stonehouse,
Joseph Gordon
J.G. Stonehouse

14.09.1914
-
11.1992
Bridlington district, Yorkshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.05.1941 [186509]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
?
-
10.05.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.05.1941
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Stonehouse,
Ronald Granville
R.G. Stonehouse

Son of ... Stonehouse, and ... Gill.
01.03.1913
Sculcoates district, Yorkshire - East Riding
-
03.1993
Biggleswade district, Bedfordshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.03.1941 [176079]
WS/Lt.
01.09.1942
?
-
01.03.1941
either 163rd, 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, 168th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.03.1941


commissioned, The Green Howards [emergency commission]
01.07.1942
 
 
transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Stoop,
Michael
M. Stoop
Son of Adrian Dura Stoop, MC (1883-1957), of Hartley Grange, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.
Married 1st (1948) Michelaine de Posson; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1955) Diane Buchanan.
Married 3rd (1959) Beverley Ann Roberts; one son, one daughter.

17.06.1922
London
-
18.04.2010
London
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 20.03.1942 [229110]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (demobilized > 12.1946, < 04.1947) (reld 15.03.1952)
T/Capt. 15.10.1945-(12.1946)
WS/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 15.03.1952
Military Cross MC 07.06.1945 Aalten, The Netherlands 31.03.45 [recommendation available upon request]
Education: Rugby School (1936.3-1940.3; Stanley House); University College, Oxford (2nd class Jurisprudence; BA).
20.03.1942     commissioned, Grenadier Guards [emergency commission]
(1944/45)     2nd (Armoured) Battalion Grenadier Guards (NW Europe) (MC)
Professional gambler.
Stopford,
Sir Montagu George North
M.G.N. Stopford M.G.N. Stopford
 

16.11.1892
-
10.03.1971
2nd Lt.
20.09.1911 [4554]
...
...
Lt.Gen.
17.04.1945, seniority 01.09.1944
Gen.
30.10.1946, seniority 01.10.1946 (retd 06.07.1949)

GCB 1948 (KCB 1947; CB 1943); KBE 28.09.1944; DSO 11.07.1940; MC 1917; DL
MID 26.07.1940, 19.07.1945

20.09.1911


commissioned, The Rifle Brigade
...
-
...
...
12.01.1938
-
04.10.1939
GSO1, Staff College, Camberley
05.10.1939
-
26.01.1941
Commander, 17th Infantry Brigade
27.01.1941
-
07.10.1941
General Officer Commanding, 56th (London) Infantry Division
08.10.1941
-
10.11.1942
Commandant, Staff College
11.11.1942
-
22.11.1943
District Commander
1943
-
1945
General Officer Commanding, XXXIII Indian Corps
1945
-
1946
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 12th Army
Storey,
John Martin
"Jack"
J.M. Storey

From Bristol, Gloucestershire.
Married 1st (1940s) Barbara Bucknell; two daughters, one son.
Married 2nd Stella; one step-son.
12.06.1907
Birmingham, Aston district, Warwickshire
-
06/07.1962
Queens Farm, outside Bulawayo, Rhodesia
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.01.1941 [166171]
WS/Lt.
04.07.1942
T/Capt.
?
WS/Capt.
22.07.1945 (reld 20.11.1945, officially 05.07.1952)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
20.11.1945 & 05.07.1952
Military Cross MC 27.04.1944 escape & evasion Italy *
Military Cross MC 12.07.1945 NW Europe **
39|45 St - -
Afr St - -
It St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Croix de Guerre with vermillion star (France) CdeG 11.1945 ?
Manager, Liebigs (meat processing, corned beef etc). Obtained aviator's licence (# 15390) on 21.09.1937, taken on B.A. Swallow - Cirris 80 h.p. airplane at the Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club Ltd.
?
-
04.01.1941
either Sandhurst or 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
04.01.1941


commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
1941
-
1942
2nd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (9th Armoured Brigade) (UK & Middle East)
[embarkation order for Middle East dated 07.06.1941; wounded at Sidi Rezegh 21.11.1941
1942
-
20.06.1942
7th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (attached 32nd Anti-Tank Battalion RA) (Middle East)
[wounded at Tobruk 06.1942; captured]
20.06.1942
-
22.09.1943
POW in Italian captivity
[hospital at Bergamo, Campo 35 at Padula, Campo 19 at Bologna; escaped with others and reached British lines 30.11.1943; one of them, Michael Blackman, described the escape in a book called "By the Hunter’s Moon" (1956)]
12.1943
 
 
No. 1 POW Transit Camp
1944
-
1945
3 Troop, "A" Squadron, 1st Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (22nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division) (NW Europe)
[commanded first tank to enter Hamburg; selected by his C.O., Lt.Col. Patrick Hobart, to lead the way in his Cromwell tank, and crossed seven bridges in rapid succession: ‘I should have checked each bridge, but after the first one there was no need to waste time on the rest.’]
Emigrated post-war to Rhodesia as General Manager for Liebigs for the African continent. Later poultry farmer and also the owner/manager of the Queens Hotel situated outside of Bulawayo.
* Lieutenant J. M. Storey was wounded and captured at Tobruk on 20 June 1942. Taken to a hospital at Bergamo, he was, after three months, transferred to Campo 35 at Padula. While here he attempted to escape by making a passage through a roof, but was blocked by a concrete wall. Later he started a tunnel with seven others, but this was discovered after five days. In August 1943, en route to Campo 19 at Bologna, he escaped by jumping from the train, but was re-captured next day. After the Germans arrived at Campo 19 on 9 September 1943, Lieutenant Storey took his tunnel party up to the roof, where they remained for 13 days, during which period the Germans were living below and looting the camp. During the last week he was ill with stomach trouble, but on 22 September he took his party down and they escaped over the wire. He lay up in a house for a while and then made his way to the British lines, arriving on 30 November 1943.
** On 23 March 1945, after the crossing of the Rhine, 1st Royal Tank Regiment was ordered to seize the village of Ramsdorf. A patrol of two light tanks was sent to reconnoitre the village and managed to get about half way in without incident. Then the second tank was hit by a Panzerfaust and set on fire. Meanwhile, accurate mortar and machine-gun fire was brought down on the patrol and further shots from the Panzerfausts were directed at the second tank.
Captain Storey, who commanded the Reconnaissance Troop from which the patrol came, immediately went forward alone in his scout car to the scene of the incident. He extracted two wounded men from the burning tank and then set about organising a small defensive position with the remaining tanks and the few other men available. Realising the importance of clearing the village and gaining the river bridge so that the advance would not be held up, Captain Storey held on to his precarious footing in the centre of the village for two more hours, under continuous mortar and machine-gun fire, and with snipers working round to his flanks and rear, until the infantry could be brought up to join him. This officer undoubtedly saved valuable hours at a critical time in the operation and enabled the bridge to be secured in tact.
Storrar,
George Alexander
G.A. Storrar
Second son (with two brothers) of James Watchman Storrar (1883-1956), and Elizabeth Mary Stuart Horne (1878-1955).
Married (28.01.1949, Cupar Old Parish Church) Leila Barrie Orchison (died 08.02.2012, aged 91), only daughter of Mr and Mrs C. M. Orchison, Craig Gowau, Cupar; one son, two daughters.
17.09.1918
Melville Home Farm, Letham, Fife
-
07.09.1993
Halhill, Auchtermuchty, Fife
[Collessie Parish Churchyard]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.03.1941 [179598]
WS/Lt. 15.09.1942
T/Capt. 14.02.1943-(01.1944),
16.02.1944-02.11.1945
WS/Capt. 03.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 03.11.1945-(04.946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Military Cross MC 21.06.1945 NW Europe (Lingen 05.04.45) [recommendation available upon request]
Mentioned in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 01.04.1949 -
Education: Collessie Primary School; Perth Academy; Morgan Academy, Dundee; Edinburgh University (BSc (Agriculture) 1939).
      102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
15.03.1941     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
23.11.1943 - (1945) 141st Battalion Royal Armoured Corps (UK & NW Europe) (MC, despatches)
(04.1945)     Second-in-Command, "A" Squadron
Farmer at Rossie, Auchtermuchty, Fife. Member: National Institute of Agricultural Botany; Moredun Institute.
Published
: The history of 'A' Squadron, 141st R.A.C. (The Buffs), June, 1940-November, 1945 (1946).
Stott,
[Sir] Arnold Walmsley
A.W. Stott
2nd son of late John Robert Stott, Bardsley, Lancashire, and Amelia A. Stott.
Married (1911) Lily, eldest daughter of late Alfred Robert Holland, Hampstead; one son, two daughters.

07.07.1885
Oldham, Lancashire
-
15.06.1958
Guildford, Surrey
Lt.
05.09.1914
Capt.
?
A/Maj.
02.07.1918-02.01.1919
Lt.
18.09.1939 [106008]
WS/Lt.Col.
18.03.1940
A/Col.
18.09.1939-17.02.1940
T/Col.
18.03.1940-04.05.1944
WS/Col.
05.05.1944
local Brig.
01.03.1942-11.08.1942
local Maj.Gen.
12.08.1942-04.05.1943
A/Maj.Gen.
05.05.1943-04.05.1944
T/Maj.Gen.
05.05.1944-...
Hon. Maj.Gen.
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
1915 Star, British War Medal 1914-1920, Victory Medal
Education: Rugby School; Trinity College, Cambridge; St Bartholomew's Hospital (1909); MA, BChir (Camb.), MRCP (1912), FRCP (Lond.)



served in the War of 1914-1918, and was for the greater part a pathologist in one of the large general hospitals near Boulogne
05.09.1914
-
12.05.1915
commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - 1st London (City of London) General Hospital
13.05.1915
-
?
seconded for duty with a General Hospital overseas 
02.07.1918
-
02.01.1919
specially employed
18.09.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(04.1941)
-
(04.1944) 
Consulting Physician, Medical Services, Northern Command (York)
(04.1946)


Member, Army Medicine (and Allied Subjetcs) Advisory Committee (as a Honorary Consulting Physician to the Army)
Formerly Examiner in Medicine, University of Cambridge, Birmingham, and RCP; House Physician St Bartholomew's and Royal Chest Hospital; Honorary Physician, Western General Dispensary; Chief Assistant, Electrocardiographic Department; Demonstrator of Pathology and Chief Assistant, Children's Department, St Bartholomew's Hospital. Extra Physician to HM Household, 19.11.1948; Honorary Consulting Physician, Westminster Hospital; late Honorary Consulting Physician to Army; Consulting Physician, Royal Chest Hospital.
Stovell,
Harry Desmond
H.D. Stovell
Son of Frank Stovell (1883?-1960), and Eva Cindonia Rees (1887?-1957).
Married ... Hutler; two daughters, one son.
15.08.1915
Kingston district, Surrey
-
06.1986
Wandsworth district, London
S/Sgt. 08.1941 [2055619]
2nd Lt. 28.05.1944 [328207] (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Lt. 30.10.1950, seniority 26.01.1947
Capt. 01.09.1952 (reld 13.10.1956)
1939     embodied, Searchlight Regiment, Royal Engineers (UK)
1940     transferred, Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (UK, from 12.1940 Middle East)
08.1941     transferred, Royal Engineers: TEES Egypt
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE):
10.1943     posted, MO4 [= SOE Cairo Station], General Headquarters Cairo (Egypt) (training in Palestine 1943-44)
28.05.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [immediate emergency commission]
05.1944     posted, Force 133 (List X(IV))
05.1944 - 02.1945 ME66 (Caique Officer)
02.1945     posted, Levant Fishing Patrol
01.01.1949 - 30.10.1950 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
30.10.1950 - 13.10.1956 commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
Stow,
Peter Francis
P.F. Stow (Photo courtesy of Mr Phil Stow) P.F. Stow (Photo courtesy of Mr Phil Stow)
P.F. Stow (Photo courtesy of Mr Phil Stow) P.F. Stow (Photo courtesy of Mr Phil Stow)
Son of .. Stow, and ... Smith.
Married (28.09.1961, Scunthorpe district, Lincolnshire) Nola Clarke; one daughter, one son.
08.08.1922
Barton on Humber, Glanford Brigg district, Lincolnshire
-
03.01.2003
Leicester district, Leicestershire
Fus. 09.04.1942 [6477960]
Cadet 08.05.1942
2nd Lt. 03.10.1942 [247216]
WS/Lt. 03.04.1943 (reld 21.11.1946)
A/Capt. 16.05.1944-15.08.1944
T/Capt. 16.08.1944-21.111946
Education: Oxford University.
09.04.1942     enlisted, Royal Fusiliers (No. 25 Infantry Training Centre, Omagh)
08.05.1942     165th Officer Cadet Training Unit (Dunbar)
03.10.1942     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
09.10.1942     16th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Kessingland, Lowestoft & Purley, Surrey)
14.12.1942     attached, 7th Battalion The East Yorkshire Regiment (for draft purposes) (embarked Greenock, Scotland 21.12.1942, disembarked Port Tewfik, Egypt 17.01.1943)
22.02.1943     posted, 9th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (initial posting to 6th Battalion The Green Howards was altered) (North Africa, Sicily, UK, NW Europe, UK)
02.1945     embarked Glasgow, Scotland for service in India with 8th Punjab Regiment, returning in Liverpool 21.11.1946
Stower,
Leonard Arthur Watson *
L.A.W. Stower (Photo courtesy of J. Kirk Friederich)
* also known as: Leonard Arthur Wain Stower
(06?).1887
Boston, Lincolnshire
-
27.11.1958
London
Pte.
? [6664756]
L/Cpl.
(1915) [1230]
T/Lt.
10.08.1915 [42975]
T/Capt.
07.03.1916-...,
01.10.1917-....
A/Maj.
29.05.1918-10.03.1920
Maj.
18.09.1919
WS/Lt.Col.
01.04.1943 (reld 07.10.1946)
T/Col.
01.04.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Col.
07.10.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45
Military Cross MC
04.06.1917
HM's birthday 17
Mentioned in Despatches MID
20.05.1918
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
05.07.1919
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
29.11.1918
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
?
& Clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
?
?
Victory Medal VM
?
?



served in the ranks, London Regiment
10.08.1915


commissioned, Army Ordnance Department
04.08.1914
-
11.11.1918
served France & Belgium
29.05.1918
-
10.03.1920
a Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services
09.05.1921
-
20.09.1921
temporary commission on probation for Accountant Duties, Stores Branch, Royal Air Force (as Flying Officer)
?
-
07.10.1946
Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class II)
Strachan,
Robert Stewart
R.S. Strachan (Photo courtesy of Mel Strachan)
Son (with three sisters) of Robert Strachan (1889-1963), and Maria/Myra Green.
Married ...; one son, one daughter.
16.05.1919
-
16.09.1963
Glasgow, Scotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 12.04.1941 [182026]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Capt. 02.08.1945-(08.1946)
12.04.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Straker,
Charles Patrick
C.P. Straker
Son of Charles Edward Straker (1882-1953), and Eileen O'Connor (1884-1911).
Married (07.12.1945, Cairo, Egypt) Margaret Armour Finlay (04.08.1912 - 16.03.1980), daughter of John Finlay (1885-1946), and Chabolla Murdoch Scott (1887-1969); one daughter.
31.10.1908
Bexley, Dartford district, Kent
-
19.07.1969
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 14.12.1940 [160939]
WS/Lt. 24.02.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Capt. 21.01.1944-(10.1944)
Hon. Capt. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Lt. 03.03.1952, seniority 28.03.1949
Capt. 01.06.1959, seniority 27.03.1953 (reld 03.03.1963)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 24.10.1947 -
Education: Beaumont College, Windsor.
? - 14.12.1940 either 164th, 165th or 166th Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.12.1940     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
      served with 8th Army (North Africa)
03.03.1952     short service commission
01.06.1959     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section) [short service commission]
Emigrated to Canada, 04.1966.
Straker,
Norman Albert
N.A. Straker
Son of Mr & Mrs Bertie Straker, of South Croydon.
Married (08.09.1933, Purley Congregational Church, Croydon district, London) Kathleen "Bunty" Dixon, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs H.J. Dixon, of Sanderstead.
06.06.1909
Croydon district, London
-
01.2000
East Devon district, Devon
Sapper ?
2nd Lt. 22.04.1939 [87049]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
WS/Capt. 10.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 10.02.1944-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 14.07.1953 -
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Malvern College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
22.04.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army (32nd (7th City of London) Anti-Aircraft Battalion RE)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
01.08.1940     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
< 04.1946 - 07.10.1959 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Strange,
Robert George [Henry]
R.G. Strange
20.07.1904
Tonbridge, Kent
-
05.01.1954
Ringwood, Hampshire
SQMS
03.12.1939?
Lt. (QM)
24.02.1940 [120000]
WS/Capt. (QM)
24.02.1943
Capt.
01.11.1946, seniority 24.02.1943
Capt. (QM)
28.03.1948
T/Maj. (QM)
?
Maj. (QM)
14.04.1950
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM
03.06.1949
? [date of qualification 19.07.40]



served in the ranks for 17 years, 42 days
01.09.1939?
-
02.12.1939?
served as Warrant Officer, Class II for 93 days
03.12.1939?
-
23.02.1940
served as Warrant Officer, Class I for 84 days
24.02.1940
-
31.10.1946
commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
01.11.1946
-
27.03.1948
short service commission
28.03.1948
-
05.01.1954
permanent commission [died while on active service]
Stratton,
Robert Arthur Norman
C. Strong
Married ((09?).1952, Halifax district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Nancy M. Hirst; two daughters.
03.05.1919
-
05.05.2005
Kidderminster district, Worcestershire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.06.1940 [134553]
WS/Lt. 08.02.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 12.02.1942-(04.1946)
A/Maj. (05.1946)
T/Maj. 1946?
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Mentioned in Despatches MID 22.05.1946 Mediterranean
      Officer Producing Centre (RASC)
08.06.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
      served North Africa, Italy & Austria
Straw,
Douglas
D. Straw (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) D. Straw
?
-
2nd Lt. 20.04.1940 [129995]
WS/Lt. 20.10.1941 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 17.05.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
20.04.1940     commissioned, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) [emergency commission]
(06.1944)     Staff Captain "A", HQ 1st Airborne Division
Streatfeild,
Richard John
R.J. Streatfield
Son of late Mervyn and Madeleine Streatfield, Chested, Chiddingstone, Kent. Married (1937) Jane Eglantine, only daughter of late Sir Guy Stephenson; three sons, three daughters.
18.12.1903
-
17.07.1952
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
26.08.1924 [30556]
Maj.
26.08.1941
A/Lt.Col.
21.12.1942-20.03.1943
T/Lt.Col.
21.03.1943
Lt.Col.
15.06.1948
25.02.1949, seniority 31.05.1948
Col.
13.11.1950
T/Brig.
< 01.1951
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.03.1945
?
Education: Wellington; RMA, Woolwich
1924


joined RA
1929
-
1931
ADC to Governor­General of Canada
1931
-
1933
ADC to Viceroy of India
03.08.1937
-

Extra Equerry to the King
02.05.1937
-
1946
Groom in Waiting, and also Private Secretary to the Queen
(1944)


Commanding Officer, 190th Field Regiment RA
1947
-
1950
CRA 44 (Home Counties) Inf. Div. TA



Commander 1st AA Brigade
Hon. Col 458 (Kent) HAA (M) Regt, RATA Asst County Commissioner for Kent, Boy Scouts Assoc., 1947-1950; DL Kent, 1949. Chairman Kent TA and AF Association.
Street,
Gerard Lewis William
G.L.W. Street
(06?).1920
Hendon district, Oxfordshire
-
2nd Lt. 02.11.1940 [156041]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 25.12.1944
T/Maj. 25.12.1944-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 22.04.1943 Italy
Education: Cambridge University.
02.11.1940     commissioned, Grenadier Guards [emergency commission]
01.08.1942     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(1943) - (06.1944) 3rd Parachute Battalion
Stretton,
Frederic Cleeton
F.C. Stretton (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
(12?).1920
-
Cadet ? [16000729]
2nd Lt. 20.11.1943 [300915]
WS/Lt. 20.05.1944
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
20.11.1943     commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
Strickland,
Eugene Vincent [Michael]
E.V. Stickland (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Strickland) E.V. Stickland (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Strickland)
E.V. Stickland (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Strickland) E.V. Stickland (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Strickland)
E.V. Stickland (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Strickland) E.V. Stickland (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Strickland)

Son of Lt. Vincent Norman Strickland (died of wounds, 10.05.1917), and Mary Erina O'Sullivan.
Married ((03?).1939, Battersea district, London) Barbara Mary Farquharson Meares Lamb; four sons, one daughter. 
Residence: (1944) London.
25.08.1913
India?
-
19.12.1982
Winchester,
Hampshire
2nd Lt. 01.02.1934 (resigned commission 08.05.1935)
Sgt. ?
Lt. 26.12.1940 [66223]
A/Capt. 01.01.1941-31.03.1941
T/Capt. 01.04.1941-06.01.1942
WS/Capt. 07.01.1942
A/Maj. 07.10.1941-06.01.1942
T/Maj. 07.01.1942-27.06.1944
WS/Maj. 28.06.1944
A/Lt.Col. 28.03.1944-27.06.1944
T/Lt.Col. 28.06.1944-28.07.1946
Lt. 22.02.1947, seniority 25.08.1939
Capt. 22.02.1947, seniority 25.08.1944
Maj. 25.08.1949
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1952
T/Lt.Col. 12.12.1950-29.06.1955
Lt.Col. (Employment List (1)) 30.06.1955
Col. 04.03.1957, seniority 06.02.1957 (supernumerary 04.03.1963)
T/Brig. 11.10.1956-03.03.1957,
08.08.1958-05.02.1961
Brig. 06.02.1961
Maj.Gen. 11.10.1966, seniority 09.02.1966 (retd 23.07.1969)
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG 01.01.1960 New Year 60
Distinguished Service Order DSO 07.12.1944 Italy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1955 New Year 55
Military Medal MM 27.08.1940 BEF 39-40 (Le Bassée 27.05.40)
Star of Jordan (1959)
Education: Mayfield College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; idc (1960); nadc (1963); jssc (1952); psc (1947).
01.02.1934     commissioned, Unattached List for Indian Army
1934 - 1935 served in India
1935 - 26.12.1940 served in the ranks for 5 years, 68 days (1940 France & Belgium with 4th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment)
26.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 21.02.1947]
19.09.1941 - 07.10.1941 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
1942 - 1943 145 Regiment RAC (North Africa)
1943 - 04.03.1943 25th Tank Brigade HQ Squadron (North Africa)
05.03.1943 - 12.07.1943 "A" Squadron Commander, North Irish Horse (North Africa)
13.07.1943 - 09.01.1944 51st Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment (Italy)
10.01.1944 - 28.03.1944 Second-in-Command, North Irish Horse (Italy)
28.03.1944 - 02.05.1944 Commanding Officer, 145 Regiment RAC (Italy)
03.05.1944 - 04.06.1944 Commanding Officer, North Irish Horse (Italy)
04.06.1944 - 04.01.1945 Commanding Officer, 145 Regiment RAC (Italy)
05.01.1945 - 22.06.1945 Commandant, Royal Armoured Corps School
1945 - 1946 served in Greece
22.02.1947     transferred, 16th/5th Lancers [permanent commission]
1948 - 01.12.1948 Commanding Officer, 40th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Egypt)
02.12.1948 - 11.12.1950 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Military Intelligence, War Office
12.12.1950 - 07.11.1951 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
14.07.1952 - 1954 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Ministry of Defence
1955 - 1956 Arab Legion
11.10.1956 - 07.01.1957 Senior British Officer, Jordan
04.03.1957 - 31.07.1958 Army Member (Colonel), ISBT to the Chairman Chief of Staff Committee
08.08.1958 - 18.12.1959 Senior Army Liaison Officer (Brigadier), Amman (as such Military Adviser to King Hussein of Jordan)
02.01.1961 - 13.12.1962 Director of Plans (Brigadier), War Office
14.10.1963 - 24.07.1966 Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DA&QMG) HQ 1st (BR) Corps
11.10.1966 - 30.04.1969 Chief of Joint Services Liaison Organisation, British Army of the Rhine (Germany)
CStJ, 08.1960.
Stringer,
Edward John
E.J. Stringer (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
2nd Lt. 12.11.1939 [105345]
WS/Lt. 12.05.1941
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
12.11.1939     commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
(08.1943)     instructing staff, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
Stringer,
Laurence Edwards
L.E. Stringer
Son of ... Stringer, and ... Edwards.
Married Rosemary (predeceased him).
(12?).1914
Romford district, Essex
-
14.05.2008
Chislehurst
2nd Lt.
28.06.1941 [193814]
...
...
Maj. TA
09.09.1948, seniority 01.05.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
12.06.1982
HM's birthday 82
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
08.09.1953
-
28.06.1941


commissioned, Essex Regiment [emergency commission]
Chairman, Headquarters General Purposes Sub-Committee, Scout Association
Strong,
Charles
C. Strong
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.11.1942 [251360]
WS/Lt.
07.05.1943
07.11.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Strutt,
the. Hon. Peter Algernon
P.A. Strutt

18.06.1924
London
-
27.10.2007
Strutton
Cadet
? [2665666]
2nd Lt.
01.10.1943 [295108]
WS/Lt.
01.04.1944
Military Cross MC
21.06.1945
NW Europe
01.10.1943


commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
01.01.1949
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Stuart,
Donald
I.G.MacL. Stuart

Son of William and Susan Campbell Stuart.
Husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Stuart. of Fleet, Hampshire.
17.08.1905
-
05.08.1940
(illness) [age 34]
[Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel, H.24]
2nd Lt. 29.01.1925 [32154]
Lt. 29.01.1927
Capt. 16.01.1938
A/Maj. 03.09.1939-(01.1940)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 22.12.1939 Palestine 36-39
29.01.1925     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders
26.09.1938 - 26.10.1938 Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal, Palestine and Trans-Jordan (temporary)
27.10.1938 - (01.1940) Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, ... (temporary)
Stuart,
Ian Graham MacLeod
I.G.MacL. Stuart

Son of the Rev Archibald Graham Stuart (Captain Black Watch 1914-18) and
Laura Bruce Mackenzie.
Married 1st (1942, Kaduna, Nigeria) Constance Carnell (divorced 1951); two sons.
Married 2nd (1952, London) Pauline Johanna Portal; one son.
27.02.1911
Ardler, Perthshire
-
31.12.1971
Richmond, Surrey
2nd Lt.
21.08.1942 [242999]
WS/Lt.
21.02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
(1940)


served (in the ranks) with 51st Highland Division (Dunkirk)
21.08.1942
 
 
commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
(1942)


seconded, 10th African Rifles (Kaduna, Nigeria)
Accountant.
Stubbs,
Antony Furneaux
A.F. Stubbs
Son of Philip Stanley Fewston Stubbs (1881-1948), and Marjorie Furneaux.
Brother of Cdr. Peter William Furneaux Stubbs, RN, Cdr. (L) Richard Furneaux Stubbs, RN & Lt. James Furneaux Stubbs.
Married ... Pakenham-Walsh; one daughter, one son.
20.02.1915
Lymington district, Hampshire
-
08.2004
Wokingham district, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
16.11.1935 [66395]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
WS/Capt.
25.04.1943
Capt.
01.01.1949
T/Maj.
25.04.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
01.01.1949
Military Cross MC
01.04.1941
Middle East



late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Repton School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
16.11.1935


commissioned, The Suffolk Regiment - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
23.05.1940
-
(04.1944)
attached Sudan Defence Force
(1941)
 
 
No 1 Motor Machine Gun Company Engineer Troops
01.01.1949
-
20.02.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Stubbs,
Herbert Gibson
H.G. Stubbs H.G. Stubbs

Residence: (1943) Leeds, (1944) Southampton.
16.07.1904
East Grinstead district, Surrey / Sussex
-
09.1993
Cardigan North, Cardiganshire
Cpl. ? [7904586]
2nd Lt. 23.10.1943 [307825]
WS/Lt. 23.04.1944 (retd 25.01.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 25.01.1946
Military Cross MC 19.10.1944 NW Europe (Hubert-Folie and Bras, 18-19.07.1944) *
Military Cross MC 01.03.1945 NW Europe (Antwerp 09.44) **
Military Medal MM 18.02.1943 Middle East
39|45 St - -
Afr St - & 8th Army clasp
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
      served in the ranks, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps
23.10.1943     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1944) - (1945) 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (NW Europe)
* Recommendation for the award of the Military Cross to War Substantive Lieutenant H.G. Stubbs: "During operations round HUBERT FOLIE and BRAS on the 18th and 19th July Lt Stubbs commanded a troop of C Squadron on the first day, and a troop of B Squadron on the second. On the 18th July, Lt Stubbs took up a position by a railway embankment and successfully protected the left flank of another squadron. He knocked out a "Panther" and a Mk IV tank and prevented enemy tanks taking up a position to interfere. When the forward squadrons were forced to withdraw Lt Stubbs remained forward eight hundred yards ahead. On 19th July he led his troop into the village of BRAS with great dash and quickly pushed through it, altough it was garrisoned by over 300 infantry. He destroyed a Mk IV tank under difficult circumstances in the village, and when his gun became damaged he dismounted his crew and engaged the enemy with Small Arms. He was throughout an example to all ranks." 
Dated 23 Jul 44. Recommended by D.A.H. Silvertop, Lt.Col., commanding Officer 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment, approved by C.B. Harvey, Brig., Commander 29th Armoured Brigade, G.P.B. Roberts, Maj.Gen., General Officer Commanding 11th Armoured Division, R.N. O'Connor, Lt.Gen., Commander 8th Corps, M.C. Dempsey, Lt.Gen., Commander Second Army, B.L. Montgomery, General, Commander-in-Chief, 21st Army Group. [Kindly provided by Mr Alain Brogniez]
** Recommendation for the award of an immediate
Bar to the Military Cross to Temporary Captain H.G. Stubbs: "During the advance from the SEINE to ANTWERP this officer has shown outstanding zeal and devotion to duty. At all times he has pressed forward to contact the enemy and has always acted with the greatest initiative and courage. At SECLIN on 2nd Sept 44, this officer found a crossing over the canal to the NORTH-WEST, which lead to the enemy defensive positions being outflanked. At BOOM on 4th Sept 44, Lt Stubbs was again the first tank to cross a bridge over the canal. The bridge was prepared for demolition and the NORTH end was held by the enemy, but although warned by civilians of the danger he showed great devotion to duty and crossed this bridge which was an essential link with ANTWERP. The same afternoon this officer commanded the leading tank which crossed the minefield on the outskirts of the city and was the first tank to enter ANTWERP harbour. He was responsible for the destruction of much enemy equipment and for the capture of many prisoners. He engaged a 1000-ton ship that was laying mines in the SCHELDT and sank it. The example of this officer was oustanding and he has been an inspiration to all ranks of the regiment."
Dated 6 Sep 44. Recommended by D.A.H. Silvertop, Lt.Col., commanding Officer 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment, approved by C.B. Harvey, Brig., Commander 29th Armoured Brigade, G.P.B. Roberts, Maj.Gen., General Officer Commanding 11th Armoured Division, B.G. Horrocks, Lt.Gen., Commander 30 Corps, M.C. Dempsey, Lt.Gen., Commander Second Army, B.L. Montgomery, General, Commander-in-Chief, 21st Army Group. [Kindly provided by Mr Alain Brogniez]
Stubbs,
Horace William
H.W. Stubbs
?
-
2nd Lt. 07.04.1937 [71306] (reld)
2nd Lt. 10.07.1939
WS/Capt. 27.12.1940 (reld < 01.1946)
T/Maj. 01.07.1943-(10.1945)
Hon. Maj. < 01.1946
Maj. 01.05.1947
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Mentioned in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe 44-45
Chevalier of the Order of Leopold II with Palm & Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium, 25.09.1947).
07.04.1937     commissioned, 51st (Midland) Medium Brigade - Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 27.02.1957 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Stubbs,
James Furneaux
J.F. Stubbs
Son of Philip Stanley Fewston Stubbs (1881-1948), and Marjorie Furneaux.
Brother of Cdr. Peter William Furneaux Stubbs, RN, Cdr. (L) Richard Furneaux Stubbs, RN & Maj. Antony Furneaux Stubbs.
Married Elizabeth Cox; two sons, three daughters.
(09?).1918
Lymington district, Hampshire
-
01.07.2004
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
24.08.1940 [145314]
WS/Lt.
24.02.1942
Education: Trinity College, Oxford University (1937)



either 122nd, 125th or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
24.08.1940
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Stuckey,
Kenneth Mark
"Dick"
K.M. Stuckey (Photo courtesy of Mr Rex Gaskell) K.M. Stuckey (Photo courtesy of Mr Rex Gaskell)
 
12.12.1920
-
17.08.2013
2nd Lt. 31.12.1939 [114097]
... ...
T/Maj. 29.07.1944-15.04.1946
... ...
Col. 19.08.1965 (retd 16.09.1970)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 13.06.1964 HM's birthday 64
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 31.05.1955 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 29.01.1957 ?
31.12.1939     commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment
1939 - 1940 The South Staffordshire Regiment (UK)
1940 - 1942 The Nigeria Regiment (Nigeria)
1944     served with 43 Column during Second Chindit Expedition in Burma
1953 - 1955 Brigade Major, 63 Gurkha Brigade (Malaya)
1961 - 1965 commanded The Staffords in Kenya
Dick commanded The Staffords in Kenya 1961-64, a period that marked the end of British rule in East Africa with the Independence celebrations of the previous year. The Ugandan Army uprising of January 1964 had threatened fragile stability across the whole region. For his deft handling of this crisis including the fabled surrender of Idi Amin to British forces, he was awarded the OBE. But his proudest moment was to command the regiment he loved, having been commissioned into the South Staffs regiment in 1939 as a young subaltern fresh from Sandhurst. His wartime contribution took him to Nigeria then via India to Burma with 43 Column Chindits under Orde Wingate. Peacetime service in troubled lands took him with his young family on board HMS Lancashire to Malaya, serving under the guidance and friendship of 'Honkers' Henniker Bt MC. He rejoined the South Staffords in Cyprus at the time of EOKA and the wider Suez crisis having spent a brief spell in tented family quarters at Tel el Kebir. On return to the UK and somewhat older than most recruits, he underwent the arduous physical and mental training of a parachutist and joined 3rd Battalion Paras 1958-60. He served twice in Germany, first in Bielefeld then in Rheindahlen; and finally with the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall before retiring in 1972. Born in Somerset of modest but solid farming and banking stock, he had decided early on to become a soldier. He was a keen batsman and wicket-keeper, playing for the Stragglers of Asia cricket team whenever the opportunity arose. In retirement he was hyper active, chairing the Royal British Legion Adderbury branch amongst his many community and charitable engagements whilst running a property company. In May he was out and about at a street party, for the very last time proposing a Loyal Toast to 'The Queen'. A great-grandfather, Dick is survived by Elizabeth, his wife of 68 years (and sometime cricket umpire), together with three of their four children. His funeral takes place at St Mary's Church Adderbury on 12th September, 2013.
Sturdee,
Peter Wadham Doveton
P.W.D. Sturdee

Married Carmen ....; two daughters.
27.06.1908
Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey / Sussex
-
08.1984
Weymouth district, Dorset
[buried at St. Mary The Virgin, East Stoke near Wool, in Dorset]
2nd Lt.
30.08.1928
Lt.
30.08.1931
Capt.
10.07.1937
A/Maj.
28.04.1941-27.07.1941
T/Maj.
28.07.1941-17.11.1942,
09.12.1942-28.03.1944
WS/Maj.
29.03.1944
Maj.
30.08.1945
A/Lt.Col.
02.08.1943-29.08.1943,
26.01.1944-28.03.1944
T/Lt.Col.
29.03.1944-(04.1947)
Lt.Col.
04.08.1950 (retd 27.06.1956)
T/Brig.
?
Hon. Brig.
27.06.1956
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc)
30.08.1928
 
 
commissioned, Royal Tank Corps [later: Royal Tank Regiment]
(03.1931)
 
 
3rd Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Lydd)
(06.1933)
 
 
3rd Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Lydd)
(01.1937)
 
 
1st Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Perham Down)
21.01.1937
-
31.03.1937
Assistant Instructor (Class GG), Tank Driving and Maintenance School
01.04.1937
-
15.05.1940
Instructor (Class GG, from 10.07.1937-31.07.1938 Class FF), Driving and Maintenance Wing, Armoured Fighting Vehicles School (Bovington Camp)
12.01.1941
-
(04.1941)
Staff Captain, ...
02.09.1943
-
25.01.1944
Second-in-Command & Security Officer, 6th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Italy)
26.01.1944
-
30.07.1944
Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Italy)
15.12.1944
-
early 1946
Commanding Officer, 48th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
1949
-
1951
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
Sturrock,
John Douglas
J.D. Sturrock (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.10.1940 [155048]
WS/Lt. 26.04.1942
26.10.1940     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Sturrock,
John Moncrieff
L.J. Mackinnon
1916
St Andrew district, Edinburgh City, Scotland 
-
1989

St Andrew district, Edinburgh City, Scotland 

2nd Lt.
25.06.1935 [65576]
Lt.
01.05.1940
WS/Capt.
01.05.1941
T/Maj.
10.01.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
1946?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
04.08.1950
-
Education: MB



late Cadet Under-Officer, Merchiston Castle School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
25.06.1935


commissioned, 7th/9th Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) - Territorial Army
08.12.1937
 
 
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(09.1939)
-
(10.1939)
"B" Company 7th/9th Battalion The Royal Scots
01.05.1940