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Wadsworth,
Guthrie Morgan Brian

G.M.B. Wadsworth
(01?).1900
Bromley, Greater
London, Kent

-
16.01.1942
drowned at sea
[age 42]
[Freetown (King
Tom) Cemetery,
6.E.6]
Lt.
28.09.1939 [106133]
WS/Capt.
28.09.1940
Education: Silcoates School, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield (1914-1917); studied medicine (MB)
28.09.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Waghorn,
John Edward
J.E. Waghorn (Photo courtesy of Mr John C.W. Waghorn)
Son of Sydney J. Waghorn, and Lydia Higgs.
Married ((06?).1941, Surrey South Eastern district, Surrey) Dorothy Margaret Marella Cornes (14.08.1913 - 01.2000), daughter of ... Cornes, and ... Parker; one son.
09.06.1917
Southwark district, London
-
09.03.1999
Redhill, Surrey
Cadet ? [188560]
2nd Lt. 14.05.1942 [233754]
WS/Lt. 14.11.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
14.05.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in India at some point
Wagstaff,
Joseph John
J.J. Wagstaff

Son of George Frederick Wagstaff, and Ethel Mary P. Foxwell.
Married ((09?).1940, Thornbury district, Gloucestershire) Doreen L. Hunter, of Chew Stoke, Somerset; one daughter. Doreen Wagstaff remarried (1945) Francis H. Cridland.

(06?).1919
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
12.04.1943
(DOW) [age 24]
[La Reunion War Cemetery, Algeria, 4.G.2]
2nd Lt. 05.05.1937 [71665]
WS/Lt. 05.05.1940
T/Capt. 16.09.1940-06.05.1942
WS/Capt. 07.05.1942
T/Maj. 07.05.1942-12.04.1943
Education: Bristol Grammar School.
Worked for Messrs Hudson-Smith and Briggs, accountants.
     

late Cadet Serjeant, Bristol Grammar School Contingent, Junior Division, Offier Training Corps

05.05.1937     commissioned, 66th (South Midland) Field Brigade Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
(01.1939)     76th Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA (Bristol)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
? - 12.04.1943 349th Battery, 76th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA (died of wounds) *
* Mr Nick Kemp shared his father's notes about the death of Maj. J.J. Wagstaff: "That evening Waggie held an 'orders group' giving the route role details of our coming journey. He gave each officer present a typed copy of the orders read them through to ensure all were certain about the details. On those orders was one paragraph '2. The column will be under the commanding Major J J Wagstaff RA'. This was the only piece of the order that he did not read out. I did not see him again. He met his end the next day at 0445hrs when his car was in collision with a train. It appeared afterwards at the court of inquiry that a bar should have ben placed across the line to hold up traffic, but through some negligence on someone's part it was not done. And we lost a real friend and a very fine soldier."
Wagstaff,
Mrs Marjorie Frances
M.F. Wagstaff
Daughter of late Charles Fry, Bedford.
Married 1st Lt.Cdr. Jeffrey Kerr Laughton, RN (died 1925); one son deceased.
Married 2nd Maj.Gen. Cyril Mosley Wagstaff, CB, CMG, CIE, DSO (1878-1934).
Married 3rd (1950) Maj.Gen. John Talbot Wentworth Reeve, CB, CBE, DSO (1891-1983).
24.12.1899
district Bedford, Bedfordshire
-
02.1998
West Surrey
C.Asst.
07.10.1938 [192092]
local C.Comd.
?
C.Comd.
15.09.1939, renamed:
2/Sub.
30.05.1941
T/Sen.Comdt.
16.03.1940-(04.1941)
T/Contr.
12.05.1942-(04.1946)
WS/C.Comd 12.11.1942
Hon. Contr.
?
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Territorial Decoration TD
13.07.1951
? (got initially the Efficiency Medal (Territorial), 20.01.1947, which was cancelled when this decoration was awarded)
1938


joined Auxiliary Territorial Service (County of London)



served with BEF, and in Middle East and BAOR
12.05.1942
-
(04.1944)
Deputy Director of ATS, Northern Command (UK)
Was i/c Public Welfare Section of Control Commission for Germany (BE); Principal in Board of Trade (Overseas) till 1950; Swedish Red Cross Medal in Silver, 1950; County Director, BRCS, 1953-1957; Dep. Pres. Suffolk BRCS, 1957, Hon. Vice-Pres., 1977. Badge of Honour (2nd Class) BRCS, 1970. JP (W Suffolk), 1954.
Wagstaff,
Oliver Philip
O.P. Wagstaff
23.09.1908
district Berkhamsted
-
died before 1985
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.08.1928 [40413]
Lt.
30.08.1931
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
22.07.1940-21.10.1940
T/Maj.
22.10.1940-30.03.1942,
29.06.1942-16.02.1943
WS/Maj.
17.02.1943
Maj.
30.08.1945
A/Lt.Col.
17.11.1942-16.02.1943
T/Lt.Col.
17.02.1943-04.03.1944,
09.01.1947-03.08.1947,
26.10.1950-09.11.1950
local Lt.Col.
28.05.1949-15.08.1949,
01.07.1950-14.08.1950
Lt.Col.
10.11.1950 (supernumerary 10.11.1953) (retd 13.06.1957)

NW Frontier of India 1930-31 & 1936-37 Medals & Clasps

Education: Royal Military Academy; Staff College, Camberley (psc)
30.08.1928


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931)
-
(06.1933)
25th Field Brigade, RA (Nowshera, India)
(01.1937)


22nd Mountain Brigade, RA (Razmak, India)
(01.1939)


21st Mountain Regiment, RA (Peshawar, India)
1939
-
1945
war service:
(03.1941)


CO 7/66 Battery, 4th Field Regiment RA (5th Indian Division) (Keren, Eritrea)
04.08.1947
-
31.10.1947
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations), HQ Malaya Command
01.11.1947
-
31.12.1947
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations), HQ Malaya District
01.20.1948
-
19.11.1948
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Central Malaya Sub-District
13.06.1957
-
29.02.1964
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Wakefield,
Wilfrid Ashlin
W.A. Wakefield
Married ((03?).1944,Westminster district, London) Mary E. West; one son.
14.01.1906
Lambeth district, London
-
12.12.1999
Bognor, Chichester district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 21.09.1940 [147438]
WS/Capt. 23.09.1941
T/Maj. 02.04.1943-24.05.1944
WS/Maj. 25.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
A/Lt.Col. 25.02.1944-24.05.1944
T/Lt.Col. 25.05.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Education: University of London (BSc).
21.09.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
25.02.1944 - (04.)1945 an Assistant Director of Transportation, Department of the Quartermaster-General to the Forces, The War Office (assisted in planning Mulberry harbours)
AMInstCE.

Wakelin,
Henry Farquhar Glencorse
H.F.G. Wakelin (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
Married Sonia Mary ...
05.11.1919
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
04.07.1964
St Bartholomews Hospital, Smithfield, London City (formerly of Blackwell Heath, Buckingham)
2nd Lt. 01.07.1939 [95269]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 16.12.1940-15.03.1941
T/Capt. 16.03.1941-19.07.1942,
01.12.1942-13.03.1943,
23.04.1943-05.09.1943,
09.09.1943-05.01.1944
WS/Capt. 06.01.1944
A/Maj. 06.10.1943-05.01.1944
T/Maj. 06.01.1944-30.04.1944,
12.03.1945-(01.1946)
Maj. 01.07.1952 (retd 09.10.1955; receiving a gratuity)
01.07.1939     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
? - 15.05.1940 4 (Carrier) Platoon, HQ Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (sick; returned to UK)
Obtained civil aviator's licence (No. 22448) 07.03.1947, taken on a D.H.87(b) at London Aero Club.
Wakeling,
Eric Edgar
E.E. Wakeling

01.08.1920
Offer, Deal, Kent
-
11.11.2013
2nd Lt. 22.09.1940 [137823]
WS/Lt. 02.03.1942 (reld 1947)
T/Capt. 19.05.1946-(04.1947)
Lt. 09.10.1953, seniority 29.04.1947
Capt. 09.12.1954, seniority 09.10.1953
Maj. 20.10.1958, seniority 01.08.1955
Lt.Col. 10.08.1965, seniority 01.08.1964 (retd 01.04.1967)
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 14.01.1966 -
22.09.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
 09.10.1953 - 01.04.1967 Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
01.04.1967     Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class 2)
Published: The lonely war (1994); Photographic story of bomb disposal (1995); Danger of UXBs (1996); A short history of bomb disposal (1998).
Walbank,
David Marston
D.M. Walbank
Son of ... Walbank, and ... Marston.
22.08.1922
Long Ashton district, Somerset
-
(06?).1971
Bedford district
2nd Lt.
28.04.1943 [268298]
WS/Lt.
28.10.1943
Education: Oxford University (MA jurisprudence, 1948).
28.04.1943

commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
late 1944
-
17.11.1945
Officer Commanding Advanced W/T Section T, 5 Corps Signals (Italy, Austria)
Waldron,
Frank Arthur Lovegrove
F.A.L. Waldron F.A.L. Waldron
Younger son of ... Waldron, and ... Jay, of Newbury.
Married 1st (1948, Kenya) Tatiana Blackwall, widow of Richard Blackwall, RNVR.
Married 2nd (11.06.1968, Surrey South Eastern district) Elizabeth Mary Giles.
11.08.1916
Newbury district, Hampshire / Berkshire
-
06.1988

Henley district, Berkshire / Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
RAFVR:
 
P/O
25.10.1938 (reld 10.07.1940)
Army:
 
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156078]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942 (reld 03.01.1948; disability)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
03.01.1948
Education: Trinity College, Oxford (rowed for Oxford).
25.10.1938
-
10.07.1940
commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
(1940?)


5th (Ski) Battalion Scots Guards



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

commissioned, Scots Guards [emergency commission]
(1943)
-
(1945)
2nd Battalion Scots Guards (Middle East; Battle of Medenine 06.03.1943, Italy & NW Europe [wounded])
Walford-White,
William
see: White,
William Walford
 
Walker,
Charles Reginald [Pyndar]
C.R. Walker
01.11.1904
-
12.1971
Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
2nd Lt. 04.09.1926, seniority 02.09.1925 [37976]
Lt. 23.09.1928, seniority 23.09.1927
local Capt. 24.04.1934-20.01.1935
Capt. 21.01.1935
A/Maj. 01.09.1939-08.10.1939,
01.12.1939-22.01.1941
T/Maj. 23.01.1941-22.09.1942
Maj. 23.09.1942, seniority 02.09.1942 (retd 25.02.1947)
A/Lt.Col. 03.01.1943-02.04.1943
T/Lt.Col. 03.04.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 25.02.1947
Education: Cambridge (BA).
      from General List - Territorial Army
04.09.1926     commissioned, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
11.12.1931 - 19.12.1936 attached to Sudan Defence Force
... - ... ...
The Troubles, issue 8 (Nov/Dec 1971): "Friday 3rd December 1971. Retired Colonel killed near Navan. Police investigating the killing of a retired British Army Colonel at his home near Navan, said today that there was no evidence that he had been shot. It is now believed that he had been battered to death. The hooded and bound body of 60-year-old Lieut. Colonel C.R.P. Walker was found by his wife Iris when she returned near midnight from visiting friends. Weapons belonging to Col. Walker have been stolen. These include a shotgun, a rifle and a revolver. Police are working on the theory that the Colonel was killed by Republican extremists. They are considering two possible motives: 1. Theft of firearms 2. A revenge killing for the deaths of gunmen in the North at the hands of the British Army. Both the Official and the Provisional IRA wings have denied involvement in the killing of Colonel Walker."
Walker,
Charles Reginald
C.R. Walker
Son (with five brothers and three sisters) of William Edward Walker (1873-), and Jessie Elizabeth Miller (1880-1919).
Married ((09?).1939, Sevenoaks district, Kent) Audrey M. Day; ... children (one daughter?).
16.11.1902
Waterford, Ireland
-
(06?).1975
Sevenoaks, Tonbridge district, Kent
Lt. QM 28.02.1941 [183511]
WS/Capt. QM 28.02.1944
Capt. QM 01.12.1946, seniority 28.02.1944
Maj. QM ? (reld 01.12.1955)
Hon. Maj. 01.12.1955
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Italy
28.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
28.09.1945 - (04.1947) a Staff Captain to the Director of Warlike Stores [later: Controller of Ordnance Services], Department of the Quarter-Master-General to the Forces, The War Office
01.12.1946 - 01.12.1955 short service commission
His son-in-law writes: "He served in the Royal Artillery, enrolling as a cadet soldier at the end of the First World War. His father was a Sergeant-Major there in the Royal Artillery. He had 3 other brothers, all also in the Royal Artillery, but to my knowledge none ever saw active service. His two elder brothers both rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, but were somewhere in the War Office, we believe. He served in India between the wars, returning in 1938 or 9. We believe he served in North Africa, Italy (the Monte Cassino campaign) and then in Burma."
Walker,
Charles Reginald Albert William
C.R.A.W. Walker
Married ((06?).1934, St Marylebone district, London) Lillian G. Matthews; ... children (one son?).
17.05.1909
Cannock district, Staffordshire
-
08.1993
Chichester district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 29.09.1941 [212309]
WS/Lt. 09.01.1942
T/Capt. 14.09.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 29.07.1945 (reld 30.10.1946)
T/Maj. 29.07.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. 30.10.1946, seniority 29.07.1945
Maj. 03.01.1955 (reld 23.07.1958)
Hon. Maj. 23.07.1958
Mention in Despatches MID 13.12.1949 Malaya 01-06.49
29.09.1941     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
30.10.1946     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [short service commission]
15.05.1954     transferred, Corps of Military Police
Walker,
Cyril Frank
C.F. Walker
Married; ... children.
31.05.1913 *
-
17.08.2009
Sevenoaks, Kent

* age at death indicated as 95, so perhaps date of birth actually 31.05.1914
Lt.
04.07.1940 [138085] (Unemployed List 20.04.1946-01.12.1946)
A/Capt.
14.01.1941-13.04.1941
T/Capt.
14.04.1941-20.09.1943
A/Maj.
21.06.1943-20.09.1943
T/Maj.
21.09.1943-18.09.1944
Capt.
02.12.1946, seniority 21.09.1943
T/Maj.
18.04.1947-20.05.1952
Lt.
21.05.1952, seniority 03.06.1940
Capt.
21.05.1952, seniority 03.06.1945
Maj.
21.05.1952, seniority 03.06.1950
T/Lt.Col.
24.06.1960-31.03.1961
Lt.Col.
01.04.1961
T/Col.
12.01.1965-25.02.1965
Col.
26.02.1965
Brig.
30.06.1967 (retd 07.04.1970)
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India



served in the ranks for 7 years, 150 days
04.07.1940


commissioned, The South Lancashire Regiment [emergency commission to 01.12.1946]
07.10.1944
-
12.05.1945
Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal (DAPM), Lines of Communications Sub Area
13.05.1945
-
09.10.1945
Assistant Provost Marshal (APM), Army HQ
02.12.1946


short service commission
31.12.1946
-
27.02.1947
DAPM, HQ Southern Command
18.04.1947
-
08.01.1948
APM, HQ ... Infantry Division (Palestine)
17.04.1948
-
16.04.1950
APM, GHQ Middle East Land Forces
21.05.1952


permanent commission, Royal Provost Corps
07.11.1962
-
30.11.1964
Commandant, Depot & Training Centre RPC Northern Command
12.01.1965
-
(02.1967)
DPL, HQ British Army of the Rhine
MBIM, later FBIM. MIPM.
Walker,
Gerald Majella
G.M. Walker
15.10.1920
-
1985 still alive
Cadet
? [7948151]
2nd Lt.
02.04.1944 [315335]
WS/Lt.
04.08.1944 (Unemployed List 12.01.1947-31.12.1950)
A/Capt.
28.12.1945-27.03.1946
T/Capt.
28.03.1946-11.01.1947
...
...
Lt.Col.
25.05.1956 (retd 04.10.1971)
Education: BA



served in the ranks for 2 years, 56 days
02.04.1944


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 31.12.1950]



Reconnaissance Corps, RAC
(05.1944)
 
 
Wireless Telegraphy School, Middle East Training Centre
01.01.1951
-
27.01.1953
short service commission
28.01.1953
-
04.10.1971
permanent commission, Royal Army Educational Corps
Walker,
Graeme Murray
G.M. Walker G.M. Walker
G.M. Walker G.M. Walker
10.10.1923
Hall Green, Birmingham
-
Cadet
? [14406224]
2nd Lt.
16.04.1944 [315277]
WS/Lt.
16.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
16.04.1944


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1944?)
-
(1945?)
Royal Scots Greys
Motorsport commentator.
Walker,
Jack Thomas
"Johnnie"
J.T. Walker
Married Jean (nëe ...); one son.
18.09.1920
-
02.1990
Crawley, West Sussex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.08.1941 [203372]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
16.03.1944-15.06.1944
T/Capt.
16.06.1944-17.09.1947
Lt.
28.04.1945, seniority 18.03.1945
Capt.
18.09.1947
Maj.
18.09.1954 (retd 03.12.1960)
Lt.Col. TA
31.12.1964



served in the ranks for 1 year, 363 days
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
30.08.1941


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission to 27.04.1945]
28.04.1945


permanent commission
12.1960?
-
01.04.1967
Territorial Army
Walker,
James Douglas
J.D. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mrs Heather Taylor) J.D. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mrs Heather Taylor)
J.D. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mrs Heather Taylor)
Originating from Inverness.
21.03.1923
-
10.2004
West Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.09.1943 [293553]
WS/Lt.
19.03.1944
A/Capt.
13.07.1946-12.10.1946
T/Capt.
13.10.1946-20.03.1950
Lt.
08.11.1947, seniority 21.09.1945
Capt.
21.03.1950
T/Maj.
28.01.1957-20.03.1957
Maj.
21.03.1957
T/Lt.Col.
22.02.1965-28.06.1965
Lt.Col.
29.06.1965
Col.
30.06.1969
Brig.
31.12.1971, seniority 30.06.1971 (retd 18.04.1974)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
late 1960s
?
Polar Medal PM
?
?
Education: Staff College, Camberley (psc)
1942
-
19.09.1943
served in the ranks for 353 days
19.09.1943


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 07.11.1947]
08.11.1947


permanent commission
18.05.1948
-
20.10.1948
Technical Staff Officer, 3rd grade (TSO3), War Office
18.12.1950
-
03.03.1952
Staff Officer, 3rd grade (SO3), HQ Southern Command
11.10.1954
-
10.10.1955
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), 12 SME
21.04.1959
-
13.06.1961
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Northern Army Group
31.10.1963
-
27.01.1965
Brigade Major, Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME)
1972
-
1974
Commander, Engineer Support Group
 
Walker,
John Gibson
J.G. Walker
Son of John Hinton Walker (1881-), and Eleanor Marion Carson, of Farnham, Surrey.
(03?).1918
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
18.06.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[Bayeux War Cemetery, France, XV.F.7]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [164854]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942
A/Capt. ?
? - 21.12.1940 168th Officer Cadet Training unit
21.12.1940     commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
? - 18.06.1944 seconded, 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
[Capt. Walker was the adjutant of 8th DLI and was very involved in the planning stages of the battalions role in “Overlord”. At St Pierre Capt. Walker leapt aboard a British tank near the 8th DLI HQ and by shouting and waving his arms in full view of a strong enemy counter-attack managed to direct the tanks fire into the oncoming ranks of German Infantrymen. Capt. Walker was killed in Action on the evening of the 18th June 1944 when a German Artillery “Stonk” (heavy concentration of shellfire) burst in the trees directly above Battalion HQ.]
Walker,
Richard Herbert
R.H. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mr Raymond Walker) R.H. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mr Raymond Walker)
1885
-
1963
2nd Lt. 25.09.1939 [112718]
WS/Capt. 26.11.1940 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Maj. 26.11.1940-(07.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Mention in Despatches MID 06.04.1944 Middle East
One of several heads of construction of the Sennar Dam (blue Nile) in 1921-5 .
      late Lt., Egyptian Labour Corps
25.09.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      Officer Commanding, 251 Works section RE (Cairo)
Walker,
Robert Steuart
R.S. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mrs Barbara Strong)
05.1909
Scotland
-
2nd Lt. 25.05.1940 [130832]
WS/Lt. 27.10.1941 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 27.10.1941-(10.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
25.05.1940     commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Emigrated to Australia, 1959.
Walker,
William Thomlinson
W.T. Walker
?
-
2nd Lt. 24.03.1944, seniority 01.07.1942 [302000]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1943 (reld 29.03.1946; on appointment to South Rhodesian Forces)
24.03.1944     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
Walker-Brown,
Robert
"Bob"
R. Walker-Brown R. Walker-Brown
R. Walker-Brown  
Son of ... Brown, a Scottish surgeon, and ... Mitchell.
Married 1st (1955) Leonie Hossack (predeceased him).
Married 2nd (1996) Helen Leeming.
Residence: (1945) Llangurig Montgomeryshire.

09.04.1919
Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire
-
16.08.2009
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
23.02.1938 [74210]
Lt.
14.02.1942
19.12.1945, seniortiy 09.10.1941
A/Capt.
11.09.1944-10.12.1944
T/Capt.
11.12.1944-25.05.1945
WS/Capt.
26.05.1945
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
24.02.1945-25.05.1945
T/Maj.
26.05.1945-28.02.1947,
20.09.1949-11.06.1952,
13.03.1953-08.04.1953
Maj.
09.04.1953
Lt.Col.
09.01.1961 (Empl. List 1 09.01.1961) (supernumerary 09.01.1964) (retd 01.05.1966)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.06.1945
Italy
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
27.04.1944

successful escape as POW

Education: privately; Dulwich College.



late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Dulwich College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps




served in the ranks, London Scottish, Gordon Highlanders
23.02.1938
 
 
commissioned, 31st (City of London Rifles) Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
01.08.1940
 
 
transferred, General List
14.02.1942
 
 
transferred, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) 
?
-
06.1942
served, 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Egypt [wounded & captured])
06.1942
-
05.10.1943
POW in Italian captivity (military hospital, Lucca & Campo Prigoneri di Guerra 21, Chieti) [made several escape attempts, finally successful (MBE)]
1943
-
1944?
instructor, Infantry Training Centre, Aberdeen
22.06.1944


transferred, Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps
1944
-
1945
2nd Special Air Service Regiment (Forêt de Chatillon, France 07.1944; Genoa & Le Spezia, Italy 12.1944 (DSO))
19.12.1945

 

 
transferred, The Highland Light Infantry [permanent commission]



training major, 21st Special Air Service Regiment



22nd Special Air Service Regiment (Second-in-Command for a period)
03.09.1958


transferred, Parachute Regiment
1961
-
1963
Commanding Officer, 23rd Special Air Service Regiment - Territorial Army
1963
-
1964?
Defence Intelligence Staff, Ministry of Defence
Wall,
Richard Alan
R.A. Wall
Eighth child of A.J. Wall, and Beatrice Louise Hardy, of Oporto, Portugal, and Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire.
Married (19.10.1949) Lia Krohn da Silva (1927-1993); one son, two daughters.
 
05.07.1910
Oporto [Porto], Portugal
-
20.06.1999
Porto, Portugal
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.03.1941 [176778]
WS/Lt. 08.09.1942 (reld 26.05.1946)
T/Capt. 03.09.1945-26.05.1946
Hon. Capt. 26.05.1946
? - 08.03.1941 either 161st or 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
08.03.1941     commissioned, Irish Guards [emergency commission]
(04.1944)  - 1945  specially employed: Special Operations Executive (SOE)
(posted to the Azores, possibly as temporary British consul, and also to the then Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) as interpreter, as he spoke Portuguese)
Wall,
William Marcus Copinger
W.M.C. Wall
Son of Alan Copinger Wall (1871-1927), and Irene Bischof (?-1964).
28.02.1905
-

1994
Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 28.01.1925 [31617]
Lt. 28.01.1927
Capt. 20.02.1937
A/Maj. 02.09.1939-01.12.1939
T/Maj. 02.12.1939-30.06.1940,
07.10.1940-07.12.1941
Maj. 28.01.1942
Lt.Col. 27.10.1948 (retd 29.06.1953)
Mention in Despatches MID 18.02.1938 NW Frontier of India
NW Frontier of India 1946-37 Medal & Clasp
28.01.1925     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.02.1939 - 01.09.1939 Adjutant, ... - Territorial Army
      8th Indian Field Regiment RIA
Wallace,
John Alan Fraser
J.A.F. Wallace
Youngest son of Maj.Gen. Sir Alexander Wallace, 27th Punjab Regiment, and Edith Campbell Ross.
Engaged (1930) Marian Hunter Greig, only daughter of Sir Robert and Lady Greig.
Residence: (1946) Barnton, Midlothian.
21.12.1900
Bareilly
-
(12?).1976
Horsham district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. 17.12.1920 (retd 25.05.1923)
2nd Lt. 05.01.1940 [14780]
WS/Lt. 05.01.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
Military Cross MC 21.02.1946 gallant & distinguished services in the field
?     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
20.04.1920     commissioned, Indian Army (attached 31st Lancers)
05.01.1940     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers [emergency commission]
? - 05.1940 Second-in-Command, "A" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (wounded; captured)
1940 - 1945 POW (No. 430) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda)
Wallace,
William John Colin
W.J.C. Wallace (Photo courtsey of Mr Ian Wallace) (Photo courtsey of Mr Ian Wallace)
Son of Robert Newlands Wallace and Elizabeth Agnes Gambles, of Grey Timbers, Bovy Tracey, Devon.
Married Amy Victoria Runo (14.01.1916-05.03.1991), of Massachusetts, USA; one son, two daughters.
24.11.1911
Ravenglass, Bootle district, Cumberland
-
22.08.1968
Taunton district, Somerset
(died of a stomach tumour)
[ashes spread in the rose garden of the Torquay Cemetery]

Trooper
02.08.1940
2nd Lt.
19.12.1942 [256512]
WS/Lt.
19.06.1943 (for dispersal 23.03.1946) (reld 21.06.1946)
A/Capt.
28.08.1944-28.11.1944
T/Capt.
29.11.1944-23.03.1946
Hon. Capt.
23.03.1946
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst
02.08.1940
 
 
enlisted, Royal Armoured Corps
02.08.1940
-
23.08.1940
46th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
24.08.1940
-
13.12.1942
50th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
14.12.1942
-
20.01.1943
52nd Training Regiment RAC (Bovington)
19.12.1942


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
21.01.1943
-
21.07.1943
60th Training Regiment RAC
22.07.1943
-
23.03.1946
57th Training Regiment RAC (from 29.08.1944 Adjutant)
Emigrated to the United States in 1946, settling as a real estate developer in Seattle.
Wallbridge,
Henry Stephen Cramer
"Steve"
H.S.C. Wallbridge
16.09.1918
British Guyana
-
16.07.1965
[buried in Canterbury]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.08.1943 [292622]
WS/Lt.
29.08.1943
Clerk.
16.11.1936
 
 
enlisted Army at London
29.08.1943
 
 
commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
13.08.1944
-
14.09.1945
B Patrol, No 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA ("Popski's Private Army") ("R" Patrol Skipper from April 45 to end of hostilities)
Waller,
Anthony Durrant
A.D. Waller
Son of Col. Noel Huxley Waller, MC, TD,  and Helen Ethel Waller.
Husband of Florence Mabel Waller of Clifton, Bristol.
(03?).1906
Hampstead, Greater London
-
29.05.1940
(KIA) [age 34]
[Ledringhem Churchyard, France, D.1]
2nd Lt.
20.05.1925 [32421]
Lt.
20.05.1927
Capt.
01.07.1931
Maj. *
?

* Acting or Temporary ?

Education: Cambridge University



Officer Cadet, Cambridge University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
20.05.1925


commissioned, 5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment - Territorial Army (Gloucester)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
24.08.1939
-
29.05.1940
Officer Commanding, HQ Company, 5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (UK & France)
Waller,
Hughe Bolton
H.B. Waller
Only son of Hardress J. Waller, and the Hon. Mrs. Waller (died 1957), of Kensington, London.
Married (02.12.1944, Brompton, Kensington district, Middlesex) Rosemary Clare Ford, elder daughter of the late Capt. Richard Ford, of Lowndes Square, SW1, London.
28.03.1908
Kensington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
11.1992
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.03.1939 [86311]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
27.07.1943-24.02.1944
WS/Capt.
25.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Afr St
?
& clasp 1st Army



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

25.03.1939


commissioned, 24th (Derbyshire Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company - Royal Tank Corps [later: 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry - Royal Armoured Corps] - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(04.1944)
 
 
specially employed
?
-
27.05.1959
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Wallington,
Frank Hume
F.H. Wallington
15.04.1915
-
05.1998
Redbridge, Essex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.10.1939 [101388]
WS/Lt.
15.04.1941
T/Capt.
31.08.1942-15.04.1944
WS/Capt.
16.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Maj.
1944?
39|45 St
?
?
Italy Star It St
?
?
Afr St
?
?
15.10.1939


commissioned, The Essex Regiment [emergency commission]
Walmsley,
Derek John
D.J. Walmsley
Son of Dorothy F. Walmsley, and stepson of Mr. F.W.B. Abrams.
1924 ?
-
13.02.1945
(KIA) [age 21]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma, 27.G.13]
Cadet
? [6923703]
2nd Lt.
28.04.1944 [315740]
Lt.
?
28.04.1944


commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [emergency commission]
?
-
13.02.1945
attached, 10th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
Walter,
Richard John
R.J. Walter
?
-
2nd Lt.
29.07.1944 [326142]
WS/Lt.
29.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt. TA
01.09.1949
29.07.1944


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.09.1949
-
19.06.1950
served Territorial Army - Royal Artillery
19.06.1950
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Walters,
Cyril
C. Walters
Son of William and Annie Mary Walters.
Husband of Beryl Maud Walters, of Rugby, Warwickshire.
1916 ?
-
31.10.1944
(KIA) [age 28]
[Geel War Cemetery, Belgium, IV.D.18]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.07.1943 [284542]
WS/Lt.
02.01.1944
02.07.1943


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]



6th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
?
-
31.10.1944
attached, 2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (NW Europe)
Walton,
Joseph Noel
C. Walters
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
03.12.1902
Holborn district, London / Middlesex
-
2nd Lt.
27.01.1941 [169409]
WS/Lt.
21.08.1941
T/Capt.
07.10.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
01.06.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
27.01.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
04.1942


embarked for India, ultimately being posted to Basra and then somewhere in Persia
Walton,
Robert Lewin
R.L. Walton (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas)
?
New Zealand
-
2nd Lt. 24.08.1941 [203464]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 11.03.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 11.03.1946
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
24.08.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
09.11.1943 - (04.1944) seconded, RAF Levies, Iraq
Walton,
Thomas Atkinson
T.A. Walton (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Stafford)
Son of Thomas Walton, and Ethel Agusta Charters.
Married ((09?).1939, Belper district, Derbyshire) Phyllis Mary Fletcher, only daughter of Mr & Mrs J.T. Fletcher, of Duffield, Derbyshire. She remarried (1947) Peter Phipps Ayre.
(09?).1913
Derby district, Derbyshire
-
04.08.1944
(aircraft accident, North Kursa) [age 31]
[Ranchi War Cemetery, India, Sp. Mem. 5.F.5]
2nd Lt. 20.05.1933 [58986]
Lt. 20.05.1936
T/Capt. 15.03.1943-(04.1944)
A/Maj. 1944?
Associate, Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA).
     

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

20.05.1933     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) (5th Battalion) - Territorial Army
30.03.1938     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
? - ? ?
Ward,
Charles Herbert John

C.H.J. Ward
(12?).1907
Lambeth, Greater London
-
2nd Lt.
19.06.1929
Lt.
19.12.1931
Capt.
01.03.1935
Maj.
01.05.1937 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
03.12.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Territorial Decoration TD
?
?



late Officer Cadet, Cambridge University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
19.06.1929


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
?
-
(03.1931)
420th (Bedfordshire) Battery, 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment RA (Luton)
(06.1933)
-
(01.1939)
Officer Commanding, 417th (Bedfordshire) Battery, 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment RA (Bedford)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
Officer Commanding, "D" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
Ward,
Dennis
D. Ward
01.02.1924
Rotherham, Yorkshire
-
05.04.2008
Cadet
? [6108180]
2nd Lt.
11.11.1944 [334633]
WS/Lt.
11.05.1945
11.11.1944


commissioned, York and Lancaster Regiment [emergency commission]
12.12.1945


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
Linguist and artist.
Ward,
Eric Stuart

E.S. Ward
Son of Herbert Benjamin Ward
(1874-1948), and Millicent Leach (1866-1917).
Married (25.08.1934, Bromley, Kent) Alice Grace Bryant (06.09.1905 -07.02.1996), daughter of Freddy Bryant (1876-1948), and Alice Mary Pease (1880-1974); one daughter.
24.03.1907
Clapham, London
-
04.03.1981
Sidcup, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.07.1940 [139408]
WS/Lt. 25.01.1942 (reld 17.10.1945; disability)
Hon. Lt. 17.10.1945
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
25.07.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
08.09.1943     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(06.1944)     12th (10th Bn The Green Howards) Parachute Battalion (UK Base, Home Details; Administration)
Ward,
Harold Matthias Arthur
H.M.A. Ward
(06?).1884
district Tendring, Essex
-
2nd Lt.
? [22750]
T/Maj.
15.07.1916
Maj.
12.05.1917 [dated 15.07.1916], seniority 01.06.1916
Bt. Lt.Col.
09.01.1926
Lt.Col.
01.10.1932 (reld 09.04.1949)
Bt. Col.
01.10.1936
Distinguished Service Order DSO
>17, <21
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
>32, <37
?
Territorial Decoration TD
<21
?
(01.1937)


Suffolk Heavy Brigade RA (Territorial Army)



Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized



?
?
-
09.04.1949
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Co-opted member Suffolk Territorial Army Association (1944)
Ward,
Melville Ernest

M.E. Ward (Photo courtesy of Mr Myles Ward)
Son of ... Ward, and ... Bacon.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
11.03.1915
Basford district, Nottinghamshire
-
(03?).1974
Basford district, Nottinghamshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 17.05.1941 [187131]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
? - 17.05.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
17.05.1941     commissioned, The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) [emergency commission]
      served in Burma with the Gurkhas (A/Maj.?)
Ward-Jackson,
Peter Wilson
P.W. Ward-Jackson
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.02.1940 [121380]
WS/Lt.
25.08.1941
T/Capt.
22.03.1942-(04.1944),
04.01.1944-(04.1946)  (reld 1946?)
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 41/42



served in the ranks in the Suffolk Regiment
?
-
25.02.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
25.02.1940


commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
1941/42


served with the 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment (Middle East)
Warden,
Geoffrey Percival

G.P. Warden

28.03.1906
Tamworth
-
03.2000

Lichfield, Staffordshire
2nd Lt.
04.02.1926 [34942]
Lt.
04.20.1929
local Capt.
27.06.1930-30.04.1935
Capt.
30.07.1936
local Maj.
01.05.1935-26.06.1936
A/Maj.
01.02.1941-30.04.1941
T/Maj.
01.05.1941-10.02.1942,
04.07.1942-03.02.1943
Maj.
04.02.1943
Lt.Col.
01.01.1951 (Emp. List (1)) (supernumerary 01.01.1954) (retd 06.05.1956; age limit)

Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp

04.02.1926


commissioned, The Loyal Regiment
27.06.1930
-
26.06.1936
employed with the Trans-Jordan Field Force
25.09.1936


transferred, 3rd Dragoon Guards
01.08.1937
-
31.01.1941
Adjutant, ...
(02.1949)


Second-in-Command, 3rd Dragoon Guards
06.05.1956
-
07.02.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Wardlaw,
John Irvine Hugh

J.I.H. Wardlaw
Son of John Brown Wardlaw and Selina Wilson Wardlaw, of Westminster, London.
1919 ?
-
09.08.1944
(KIA) [age 25]
[Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, France, V.E.11]
2nd Lt.
03.08.1940 [140963]
WS/Lt.
03.02.1942
T/Capt.
11.12.1943-09.08.1944
03.08.1940


commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)


Squadron Officer, "C" Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
Wardropper,
Stanley
S. Wardropper
Married ((09?).1935, Beverley district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Dorothy Waslin.
(06?).1909
Sunderland district, Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
(03?).1961
Holderness district, East Riding of Yorkshire
Cadet ?
Lt. 28.09.1940 [149839]
T/Capt. 21.02.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Lt. 21.09.1946, seniority 28.09.1940 (reld 17.03.1954)
General Service Medal Gen SM - & clasp Palestine
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 1st Army
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 18.02.1949 date of qualification 05.07.1944
? - 28.09.1940 163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.09.1940     commissioned, The Border Regiment
      seconded, East Yorkshire Regiment
21.09.1946 - 27.02.1950 commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [short service commission]
27.02.1950 - 17.03.1954 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Ware,
Ewen Reginald Woodford
E.R.W. Ware
Son of ... Ware, and ... Dare.
Married ((12?).1943, Wells district, Somerset) Eunice L. Pearce; .. children (one daughter?).
(09?).1921
Westonzoyland, Bridgwater district, Somerset
-
27.02.2009
Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter
Cadet ? [14671067]
2nd Lt. 28.01.1945 [339842]
WS/Lt. 28.07.1945
T/Capt. 23.02.1946-(04.1947)
WS/Capt. 1947?
Capt. 01.06.1948, seniority 13.06.1947
Maj. 02.05.1958
2nd Lt. 15.06.1964, seniority 17.06.1944
Lt. 15.06.1964, seniority 17.06.1946
Capt. 15.06.1964, seniority 17.06.1950
Maj. 15.06.1964, seniority 02.05.1958 (retd 15.06.1972)
A/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Col. 15.06.1972
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1969 New Year 69
Education: Wells Blue School.
Chartered surveyor.
28.01.1945     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 31.05.1948]
01.06.1948     short service commission
14.05.1952     transferred, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
15.06.1964     limited service regular commission
Ware,
Miss Joyce Marion
J.M. Ware
Married ((09?).1946, Chapel en le Frith district, Derbyshire) Maj. (later Lt.Col.) William Leppington, Thornton, RA (1912-1978); ... children.
1917
-
1992
London
2/Sub. 12.02.1943 [266122]
WS/Sub. 12.08.1943
12.02.1943     commissioned, Auxiliary Territorial Service


Wark,
Thomas Lean
T.L. Wark
1913
St Andrew district, Edinburgh City, Scotland
-
1993
Turriff district, Aberdeen, Scotland
2nd Lt.
13.05.1933 [58913]
Lt.
13.05.1936 (half-pay on account of ill-health 06.08.1941) (full-pay 11.02.1942) (reld 20.03.1945; disability)
T/Capt.
01.12.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
20.03.1945



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

13.05.1933


commissioned, 7th/9th Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) - Territorial Army
30.12.1936
 
 
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(09.1939)
-
(10.1939)
"B" Company 7th/9th Battalion The Royal Scots
06.03.1944
-
(04.1944)
Staff Lieutenant, Claims, Scottish Command
Warland,
Edward Graham
E.G. Warland
Son (with one brother) of Thomas Graham Warland (1876-1932), and Ada Florence Dwyer (?-1954).
Married ((09?).1936, Westminster district, London) Cynthia Gray; one daughter.
26.08.1907
Yarmouth district, Norfolk
-
14.12.1972
Fulham district, London
2nd Lt. 07.09.1940 [148764]
WS/Lt. 10.06.1941
T/Capt. 01.08.1941-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. 1946? (reld > 04.1946)
Capt. 01.01.1949 (reld 26.08.1962)
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1949
Chartered accountant.
07.09.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
      served possibly in Gambia
01.01.1949 - 26.08.1962 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]


Warner,
Arthur Henry John
A.H.J. Warner
Son of Arthur J.  Warner, and Susannah Squire.
Married; ... children (one son?).
09.06.1917
Brentford district, Hertfordshire / Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire / Middlesex

-
03.1995
Maidstone district, Kent
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
09.08.1941 [201031]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Capt.
?
09.08.1941


commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
25.04.1944
-
(04.1946)
seconded, The Northern Rhodesia Regiment
Warner,
Charles Whitlow
"Carl"

C.W. Warner
From Birkenhead.

10.04.1910
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
01.09.2002
Liverpool, Lancashire
Lt.
19.07.1940 [139125]
WS/Capt.
19.07.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
27.10.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Military Cross MC
14.10.1943
Middle East
Education: MB
19.07.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
10.1942
-
02.1943
Officer Commanding, forward dressing station of the 15th Light Field Ambulance (North Africa)
?
-
29.12.1943
Medical Officer & Instructor, Middle East Training Centre
General practitioner, Woolton, Liverpool, 1936-1984.
Warner,
Eric Albert André
E.A.A. Warner
Son of Albert Warner, and Hellie A. Vandenberg.
Married ((12?).1939, Bromley district, Greater London / Kent) Ivy E. Jones.
(09?).1917
Canterbury district, Kent
-
17.04.1984
Karori, Wellington, New Zealand
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 17.10.1942 [249202]
WS/Lt. 17.04.1943 (reld 02.02.1949)
T/Capt. 16.08.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. 02.02.1949
17.10.1942     commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) [emergency commission]
(1944) - (1945) 7th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry (NW Europe)
 
Warr,
Antony Lawley
"Tim"
A.L. Warr (Photo courtesy of Mr David Warr)
Son of Frank Hubert Warr, and Annie Lawley.
Married (11.05.1937, Weston super Mare district, Avon / Somerset) Phyllis E. Crisp; two sons, one daughter.
15.05.1913
Selly Oak, Birmingham, Kings Norton district, Warwickshire
-
29.01.1995
Taunton, Somerset
Tpr. 19.09.1940
Cadet 01.1941
2nd Lt. 10.05.1941 [187241]
A/Lt. 13.08.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 05.01.1946) (relinquished commission 30.06.1958)
A/Capt. 29.07.1942-28.10.1942
T/Capt. 29.10.1942-05.01.1946
A/Maj. ? *
Hon. Capt. 30.06.1958

* According to "The book of remembrance and war record of Mill Hill School"; not substantiated by Army List or his "Statement of service" as issued by the War Office Records Centre in Febr. 1959.

Education: Bromsgrove; Brasenose College, Oxford (Exhibitioner and Kitchener Scholar; OU Rugby XV 1934-35, England Rugby 1935). Also played first-class cricket with Oxford University.
Assistant Master, Leeds Grammar School, 1935-1938. Assistant Master, Mill Hill School, 1938-1940.
19.09.1940     enlisted, Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
01.1941 - 09.05.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.05.1941     commissioned, 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army [emergency commission]
1941 - 01.1942 Staff Officer for Physical Training, Southern Command
01.1942 - ? Staff Officer for Physical Training, 100th (Sandhurst) Officer Cadet Training Unit
Assistant Master (English Subjects) & Director of Physical Education, Harrow School, 1946-1975 (House Master of Rendall 1961-1973).
Warren,
Brian Matthew Michael
B.M.M. Warren

Married (15.09.1945, India) ...; ... children (one daughter?).
1923
-
1973
Saudi Arabia
(killed)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.01.1942 [224538]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Lt. 19.01.1953, seniority 25.03.1950
Capt. 25.03.1954 (cashiered by sentence of a general court martial 27.05.1955)
21.01.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in Egypt & India/Burma
19.01.1953     short service commission
1953 - 1955 94th Locating Regiment RA (Germany)
Warren,
Maurice Cyprian
M.C. Warren
Younger son of Mr & Mrs A.J. Warren, of Epsom.
Married Margot ...
?
-
31.05.1942
Java
[Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, 5.H.12]
2nd Lt. 27.01.1913 [77]
A/Capt. 19.01.1917-19.02.1917,
02.05.1917-09.05.1917
Capt. 09.05.1917, seniority 01.06.1916
A/Maj. 24.06.1917-...
2nd Lt. ?
1914-1920 British War Medal BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Clifton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
27.01.1913     commissioned, 5th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment - Territorial Force (Asiatic theatre of war 08.1915)
19.01.1917 - 19.02.1917 company commander, The Devonshire Regiment
02.05.1917 - 09.05.1917 company commander, The Devonshire Regiment
24.06.1917 - ? Major on HQ of a battalion, The Devonshire Regiment
06.06.1918     seconded as Special Service Officer (Class HH, later Class FF)
Partner, Maclaine, Watson & Co., Batavia.
1940?     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      saw service with Dunsterforce and in Persia; either died of disease or was executed by the Japanese
Warren,
Victor Henry

V.H. Warren
Son of ... Warren, and ... Pearce.
Married (Nigeria) Elizabeth Jacquet (died 1994); one son.

17.01.1919
Cardiff district, Glamorgan / Monmouthshire
-
20.04.2009
Newenden ?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.07.1940 [138337]
WS/Lt.
04.01.1942
T/Capt.
04.07.1943-24.10.1944
WS/Capt.
25.10.1944 (reld 08.03.1946)
T/Maj.
25.10.1944-08.03.1946
Hon. Maj.
08.03.1946
Capt. RARO
07.10.1953
Education: Bristol grammar school; Worcester College, Oxford.



Officer Cadet Training Unit
04.07.1940


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]



guarded airfields for a year, then volunteered for India
04.1943
-
1945?
Officer Commanding, No. 2 Mule Company, Royal Indian Army Service Corps (India, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon & Italy)
07.10.1953
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
District officer at Warri (Nigeria) and Benin before becoming permanent secretary at the Ministry of Works in Ibadan. Retired 1958, returning to the UK. Became secretary of St Thomas's medical school, 1964-1982. Secretary of United Medical and Dental Schools, 1982-1984.
Warren-Boulton,
John Clifford
J.C. Warren-Boulton
14.11.1914
-
12.1987
Worthing district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. AuxFI 30.03.1940
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.05.1942 [237244]
WS/Capt. 04.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
India Service Medal 1939-1945 Ind SM 39|45 - -
30.03.1940     commissioned, The Calcutta Presidency Battalion - Auxiliary Force in India
30.05.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Warwick,
George William Bolton
G.W.B. Warwick (Photo courtesy of Mr John Greer)
Married (14.08.1945, Ferry Fryston, Pontefract district, West Yorkshire) Betty Charnock; two daughters, one son.
Lived in John of Gaunts Hall, Norfolk.
18.01.1911
Upper Tooting, Wandsworth district, London
-
13.12.1973

Chesham, Buckinghamshire
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 01.02.1941 [168470]
WS/Lt. 01.08.1942
WS/Capt. 27.04.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Maj. 12.07.1943-(04.1944)

Burma Star, Pacific Star

Education: Bishop Storford College, Alliot House (c. 1923).
Joined London Stock Exchange.
01.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(04.1944)     seconded, Indian Army (Royal Indian Army Service Corps)
Waters,
Eric Fletcher
E.F. Waters
Son of George Henry Waters (1890-1916), a coal miner who was killed as a Sapper with 256th Tunnelling Company RE in France, and Mary Elizabeth Fletcher (1891-).
Married ((03?).1941, Watford district, Hertfordshire) Mary D. Whyte; two sons (one of which is rock musician Roger Waters).

(12?).1914
Auckland district, Co. Durham
-
18.02.1944
[MPK]
[Cassino Memorial, Italy, panel 5]
Cadet ? [6479943]
2nd Lt. 11.09.1943 [292975]
Education: at Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham; Durham University.
School teacher.
11.09.1943     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
? - 18.02.1944 C Company, 8th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (missing, presumed killed at Anzio)
Waters,
Henry James

H.J. Waters

?
-
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
14.01.1933 [57481]
Lt.
12.07.1939
T/Capt.
14.02.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
01.04.1942
Capt.
11.04.1945
A/Maj.
1941?
T/Maj.
12.08.1942-08.12.1944
WS/Maj.
09.12.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Lt.Col. ?
1944 ?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Capt.
01.10.1951, seniority 01.11.1947
Maj.
12.06.1958 (retd 1959)
Territorial Decoration TD
12.09.1947
-
Mention in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy

[Africa Star?] & 1st Army Clasp

14.01.1933


commissioned, Honourable Artillery Company Infantry Battalion - Territorial Army (Machine Gun Officer, then [1936] Battalion Signals Officer, then [1938] Commander No. 2 Company)
12.07.1939


transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
1939
-
1940
London Divisional Signals
(Officer Commanding "K" Section, then Officer Commanding "D" Section, then Officer Commanding Signals School)
13.05.1940
-
1942
Alabaster Force, later Iceland Force
(Staff Officer Royal Signals, later Commandant Force Signal School)
1942
-
1943
IX Corps (UK)
(Staff Officer Royal Signals; attached to 1st Army for planning Operation Torch, then actually service in North Africa)
20.02.1943 - 14.05.1944 2nd Air Formation Signals
(Officer Commanding 1 Company, then Second-in-Command, and from 27.03.1944-08.05.1944 acting Commanding Officer)
15.10.1944
-
04.1945
10th Air Formation Signals
(Commanding Officer)
15.04.1945
-
1945/46?
7th Indian Air Formation Signals
01.10.1951


short service commission, Regular Army
Waters,
Ray William

R.W. Waters (Photo courtesy of Jo Waters)
Son of William Alfred Waters (1891-1974), and Annie Beatrice Green (1899-1977).
Married ...; ... children.
08.01.1922
West Ham district, London
-
24.04.1997
Sydney, NSW, Australia
[Emu Plains General Cemetery]
Cadet ? [1444697]
2nd Lt. 18.09.1943 [303855]
WS/Lt. 18.03.1944
Lt. 01.10.1946, seniority 18.03.1944
Capt. 18.09.1949 (reld 01.07.1959)
Hon. Capt. 01.07.1959
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 14.04.1950 -
1939     enlisted, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army (at Barking)
1939 - 1943 served at London & Malta (c. 2 years)
18.09.1943     commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment [emergency commission]
09.1943 - 06.1944 7th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (leading a machine gun platoon, in the Italian Campaign (Garigliano/Monte Argento, Monte Natale, Anzio –Molletto River battles); wounded)
01.10.1946 - 21.10.1950 short service commission
21.10.1950 - 01.10.1954 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
01.10.1954 - 01.07.1959 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Joined the Colonial Service, where he served in Singapore and Tanganyika.
Watkin,
Robert Owen
R.O. Watkin (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Watkin) R.O. Watkin (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Watkin)
Married (10.1939); one daughter, one son.
30.03.1910
Llanfyllin district, Denbighshire / Montgomeryshire / Powys
-
12.06.1986
Pembrokeshire
2nd Lt.
02.09.1939 [96868]
WS/Lt.
02.03.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
23.01.1942-(04.1944)
A/Maj. ?
1945 ?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946



joined Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
02.09.1939


commissioned, Royal Welch Fusiliers



probably mainly involved in training at various locations in the UK
spring 1943
-
(05.1945?)
served in India
?
-
30.04.1960
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Watkins,
Bernard Kelly
B.K. Watkins
(12?.)1906
St. Austell, Cornwall
-
07.1964 still alive
2nd Lt.
? [34451]
Lt.
15.02.1929 (reld 08.10.1930)
Lt.
13.08.1939
T/Capt.
28.05.1940
WS/Capt.
07.04.1941
T/Maj.
07.04.1941 (demobilized < 04.1946)
Capt.
01.01.1949 (reld 21.02.1962)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946 & 21.02.1962



late Cadet, King's College (Taunton) Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

15.02.1926


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
15.02.1926
-
08.10.1930
51st (Cornwall & Warwick) Medium Brigade, RA (Territorial Army)
13.08.1939
-
13.08.1942
Royal Artillery [temporary short service commission]
13.08.1942
-
21.02.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Regimental List (Royal Artillery) [age limit]
Watkins,
Gordon Osborne
G.O. Watkins
From King's Lynn.
01.02.1915
-
01.1987
Basford district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire
2nd Lt.
15.03.1941 [177618]
WS/Lt.
15.09.1942
T/Capt.
?
A/Maj.
?
Military Cross MC
12.07.1945
Burma
15.03.1941


commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(1944/45)


Officer Commanding, "D" Company, 10th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
Watkins,
Sidney Maurice Kynoch
S.M.K. Watkins
Married (24.05.1940) Dora Isbel Rettie Fowler; two daughters.
15.06.1914
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
21.04.2008
Grange over Sands, Cumbria
Lt.
16.05.1940 [133379]
WS/Capt.
16.05.1941
T/Maj.
23.12.1943-(04.1946)
39|45 St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
Afr St
-
-
Education: Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, before graduating in Medicine in 1938 from Aberdeen University (MB, ChB)
16.05.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]



served with the Royal Artillery in Algiers, Tunis, Pantelleria & Sousse
Continued his medical career post-war, working as a Surgical Registrar before becoming a General Practitioner in Sheffield and later Dronfield, Derbyshire until his retirement in September 1973.
Watkinson,
Douglas James
D.J. Watkinson (Photo courtesy of Emma Watkinson)
Son of Harold Watkinson, and Winifred A. Phillips.
Married ((06?).1947, Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire) Marjorie Bailey; one son.
11.12.1919
Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire
-
11.2010 still alive
2nd Lt. 09.08.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
A/Capt. ? ?
09.08.1941     commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(04.1944)     seconded, Indian Army (oversaw the running of the Quetta railway)
Watson,
Alexander
A. Watson (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 13.01.1937
WS/Lt. 13.01.1940
T/Capt. 22.09.1941-(04.1944)
      75th (Highland) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery
13.01.1937     commissioned, 4th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Watson,
Sir Daril Gerard
D.G. Watson

Eldest son of late J.B. Watson, formerly of Paisley.
Married (1917, Hendon) Winifred, younger daughter of late Alfred Reynolds, formerly of Hampstead; one son.

17.10.1888
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
01.07.1967

[Larch Wood, Hadlow Down, Nr Uckfield, Sussex ?]
Capt.
22.12.1916, seniority 07.12.1916 [9758]
...
...
Bt. Lt.Col.
1931
Lt.Gen.
19.07.1945, seniority 01.06.1944
Gen.
17.08.1946 (retd 19.08.1947)

GCB, 1947 (KCB, 1945; CB 1942); CBE 11.07.1940; MC; Legion of Merit (USA), Degree of Commander.

Education: Mercers' School
1914


enlisted Army
22.12.1916


commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry
1928


promotion to Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1934
-
1936
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1937 -
1939
Commandant, Senior Officers' School, India
30.06.1939
-
1939
Brigadier General Staff, Eastern Command (UK)
1939
-
17.09.1940
Brigadier General Staff, 3rd Corps (BEF)
18.09.1940
-
12.10.1941
General Officer Commanding, 2nd Infantry Division (UK)
13.10.1941
-
18.12.1941
specially employed, Middle East
19.12.1941
-
15.06.1942
Director of Staff Duties, War Office (London)
16.06.1942
-
06.12.1942
Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office (London)
07.12.1942
-
18.03.1944
Deputy Adjutant-General, War Office (London)
19.03.1944
-
1946
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command (UK)
1946
-
1947
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
1946
-
1947
also: ADC General to the King
Colonel, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1947-1953; Member of the Railway Executive, 1949-1953; Chief of General Services, BTC, 1953-1954; Secretary-General, BTC, January-June 1955.
Watson,
Derrick James

D.J. Watson (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of ... Watson, and ... Bignold.
11.03.1916
Croydon district, London

-
08.2005
Poole district, Dorset
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.09.1941 [204377]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. ?
T/Capt. 26.10.1944-05.03.1945
WS/Capt. 06.03.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 06.03.1945-(09.1945),
01.10.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe 44-45
13.09.1941     commissioned, South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
10.11.1945     transferred, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Watson,
Edward Lawrence
E.L. Watson

?
-

2nd Lt.
30.03.1940 [125214]
WS/Lt.
01.12.1940 (reld 06.09.1943; ill health)
T/Capt.
01.12.1940-(04.1941),
14.05.1942-...
Hon. Capt.
06.09.1943
Capt. TA
15.09.1947
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD
14.05.1957
?
30.03.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
15.09.1947


Captain, The Green Howards - Territorial Army
17.03.1949


transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment (Territorial) 
10.08.1952


transferred as a Captain to the General List in the Army Emergency Reserve
Watson,
Harley Mullen
H.M. Watson

13.06.1900
-
10.1994

Huddersfield, Yorkshire
2nd Lt.
01.12.1939 [106316]
WS/Lt.
17.05.1941 (reld 1945)
A/Capt.
1940??
T/Capt.
12.10.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
1945
Went to HMS Indefatigable 1912-1914. Joined Bibby's "Gloucestershire" as Deck Boy- tried to join the Army in 1915, but was discharged as too young. Went to Marconi School in Liverpool and went to sea as Assistant Radio operator. 1915/16 joined 10th Kings Liverpool Regiment as TF bugler, Army Number 5771/357026. Demobilized in 1919, after which he went back to Marconi.
01.12.1939


commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
1940


Officer Commanding, Railway Telegraph Operations Section
Watson,
Harry Boulby
H.B. Watson (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
2nd Lt. ? [37790]
Maj. 11.04.1945
?     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
(08.1943)     instructing staff, 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
Watson,
James Bentley
J.B. Watson
Son of ... Watson, and ... Hebden.
Married Joan Alice (who predeceased him); two sons, one daughter.
14.05.1915
Leeds, Yorkshire
-
29.04.2008

Castletown, Isle of Man
[age 92]
2nd Lt.
30.11.1940 [158509]
Lt.
? (reld 15.11.1950)
WS/Capt.
05.07.1945
T/Maj.
05.07.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
15.11.1950
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
01.01.1968
New Year 68
Military Cross MC
23.08.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy



enlisted in the Leeds Rifles
30.11.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1945)


76th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Italy)
CPM. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Uganda.
Watson,
Leslie Gerald
R.H. Watson
21.12.1912
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
28.11.1972
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.08.1942 [242204]
WS/Lt. 10.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Capt. (1946?)
10.08.1942     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
      served in East Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika) and the Far East
Watson,
Robert Albert
R.A. Watson (Photo courtesy of Michael S. Watson)

Son of Maj. Robert O. Watson, DCM, RAMC, and Fanny Watson.
Husband of Caroline Watson, of Ponsanooth.
06.07.1889
St Peters, Portsea Island district, Hampshire
-
18.12.1943

[age 54]
[Ponsanooth (St Michael) Churchyard
Sgt.
? [17659]
2nd Lt.
29.11.1914 [23067]
Lt.
29.11.1917?
Capt.
01.12.1929
Maj.
31.01.1935
01.03.1935, seniority 01.01.1935 (retd 31.12.1938)
Maj. (QM) TA
01.01.1939 (reld 13.12.1943; ill-health)
Hon. Lt.Col.
13.12.1943
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1919
?
Military Cross MC
23.06.1915
?
Military Cross MC
09.09.1916
*
Mention in Despatches MID
3 x
?
1914 Star; Victory Medal; British War Medal 1914-1920
* For conspicuous gallantry during a long period of operations, when acting as F.O.O. [Forward Observation Officer]. Daily under heavy fire, he showed great bravery in finding observation posts and gaining information. He was wounded in the performance of these duties.



113th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery
29.11.1914


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery



No. 8 Fire Commandant
31.12.1922
-
?
Staff Captain (temporary)
14.01.1924
-
?
Adjutant, 54th (West Riding & Staffordshire) Medium Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery
01.10.1928


restored to the establishment
01.12.1929
-
31.09.1932
Adjutant, Cornwall Heavy Brigade RA - TA
01.10.1932
-
?
Adjutant, Devon & Cornwall Heavy Brigade RA - TA
(01.1937)
 
 
Officer Commanding Royal Artillery, Jamaica
31.12.1938
-
06.07.1939
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
01.01.1939
 
 
served Territorial Army
?
-
24.08.1939
Administrative Officer
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
Watson,
Ronald Haughton

R.H. Watson
Son of ... Watson, and ... Greig.
From London, SW15.
(03?).1920
St Marylebone district, London
-
31.01.2011
2nd Lt. 22.11.1941 [217978]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Lt. 01.05.1947, seniority 13.01.1943
Capt. 01.11.1948
A/Maj. 01.08.1950
Maj. 13.01.1954, seniority 01.08.1950
Military Cross MC 07.12.1944 Italy
Territorial Decoration TD 14.09.1956 -
22.11.1941     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
      served Derbyshire Yeomanry RAC (Italy) (MC)
01.05.1947     Territorial Army
Watson,
Thomas George
T.G. Watson
?
-
Cadet ? [6291073]
2nd Lt. 23.10.1943 [304880]
WS/Lt. 23.04.1944
T/Capt. 25.05.1944-(04.1946)
23.10.1943     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
Watts,
Arthur Lyndon
A.L. Watts
Married; at least one child.
26.10.1913
-
16.03.1990
Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales
2nd Lt.
30.07.1943 [300118]
WS/Lt.
30.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 
(1945)
Hon. Capt.
> 04.1946
Military Cross MC
15.03.1945
lifting mines 12.12.44 on the Athens - Phaliron road, allowing convoys to pass safely



served in the Western Desert, Italy & Greece:
30.07.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]



Royal Gloucestershire Hussars



46th Liverpool Welsh Royal Tank Regiment
Waugh,
Arthur Evelyn St John
see: RM officers' section  
Waugh,
Edward Raymond
"Ted"
E.R. Waugh (Photo courtesy of Mr John C. Waugh) E.R. Waugh (Photo courtesy of Mr John C. Waugh)
Son (with three brothers and four sisters) of William Leo Waugh (born 1878), and Mary Ann Bagnall (born 1875).
Brother of Capt. Henry George Waugh.
Married ((12?).1941, Blackburn district, Lancashire) Stella Morgan Williams.
27.09.1913
Chorlton (up)on Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire
-
2nd Lt.
25.05.1940 [130975]
WS/Lt.
18.05.1941
T/Capt.
18.05.1941-(04.1944)
W/Capt. 
10.06.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Education: Ampleforth College.
25.05.1940


commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
Waugh,
Henry George
"Harry"
H.G. Waugh (Photo courtesy of Mr John C. Waugh) H.G. Waugh (Photo courtesy of Mr John C. Waugh)
Son (with three brothers and four sisters) of William Leo Waugh (born 1878), and Mary Ann Bagnall (born 1875).
Brother of Maj. Edward Raymond Waugh.
Married 1st (03.02.1941, Altrincham, Cheshire; divorced) ...; one son.
Married 2nd (c. 1950) ...
03.02.1911
Chorlton (up)on Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire
-
(12?).1961
South Africa
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156236]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 
20.11.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Education: Ampleforth College.
02.11.1940


commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
(04.1944)
 
 
serving with Home Guard
Waugh,
Jack Alfred James
J.A.J. Waugh (Photo courtesy of Mr Vincent Tessier) J.A.J. Waugh (Photo courtesy of Mr Vincent Tessier)
J.A.J. Waugh (Photo courtesy of Mr Vincent Tessier)
Eldest son (with two brothers) of trainer Robert Thomas "Tom" Waugh (1874-1946), and Eleanor Alfrida "Nellie" Hayhoe (1881-1975).
Married ((12?).1935, Wellingborough district, Bedfordshire / Northamptonshire) Mildred Bletsoe Whitworth (25.05.1913 - 10.1988), daughter of Newton Thomas Whitworth (1870-1929), and Frances Maria Bletsoe (1876-1925); one son, one daughter.

11.11.1911
Newmarket, Suffolk
-
09.1999
Bury St Edmunds district, Suffolk
2nd Lt. 10.05.1939 [87546]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941 (reld 28.12.1942; ill-health)
T/Capt. 02.05.1942-28.12.1942
Hon. Capt. 28.12.1942
Education: Framlingham College (1925-1927).
      late Cadet, Framlingham College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
10.05.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilised TA
1939 - 1942 230th Battery, 58th Medium Regiment RA (British Expeditionary Force, France & UK)
(08.1942)     served on Dieppe raid with Bombardment Unit as Bombardment Liaison Officer for directing the fire of destroyer HMS Bleasdale (wounded; invalided out of the Army) *
Racehorse trainer in Newmarket for nearly 30 years.
His son writes: "My father was commissioned into the Territorial Army in May 1939 and mobilised in August 1939 He was sent to France in January 1940 and then moved into Belgium with his unit, 230th Battery, 58th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. There was a rapid retreat to Bray- Dunes in the Dunkirk area. After a few days being strafed and bombed, 450 personnel from the regiment managed to get aboard the mine sweeper HMS Kellett and thence back to Margate on the Kent coast. The regiment then recouped and was relocated to various camps in Southern England where they were re- equipped and trained. In 1942, my father was co-opted into a coastal bombardment unit and trained on the battleship HMS King George V ( 14” guns). Whilst there he received a message announcing my arrival on June 3rd 1942. I still have that message. My father was invalided out of the Army because of, what today would be called, combat stress following the disastrous raid on Dieppe" (...)."
* From "Soldier, sailor" (compiled by Geoffrey Sanders; 1947): "Some of [HMS] Bleasdale's experiences may be gathered from the following extracts in
Waugh's report. "Shelled by a battery on cliff east of Dieppe at first light. Shelling continuous. Could see the guns flashing, so returned fire but without result as battery continued to shell us. Withdrew to smoke screen ... Attacked by two Ju. 88's, but no hits ... battery on east of Dieppe still most accurate. Straddled ship twice. This battery was a most difficult target as the gun-flashes could just be seen above the cliff tops, although the guns may have been 1,000 yards or more back . . . Had to withdraw, being shelled heavily by battery on cliff east of Dieppe . . . Under fire from light A.A. or anti-tank guns. Just getting range when ordered to withdraw four miles out. Did this under the heaviest shell fire so far recorded . . . Air attack was fairly continuous and on two occasions the ship was straddled by bombs from Ju. 88's."
Literature: Robert Le Chantoux & Vincent Tessier, Le Lieutenant JAJ. Waugh, de Dunkerque à Dieppe. In: Militaria Magazine, n°345 (2014), p. 48-54.
Wavell,
Sir Archibald Percival; Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester (23.07.1943);
Viscount Keren of Eritrea and Winchester (1947);
1st Earl Wavell (1947)
A.P. Wavell






Son of late Maj.Gen. Archibald Graham Wavell, CB.
Married (22.04.1915) Eugenie Marie, CI 1943, only child of late Col. Owen Quirk, CB, DSO; one son, three daughters.
05.05.1883
Colchester, Essex
-
24.05.1950
London
[buried at Winchester College]
2nd Lt.
08.05.1901 [6749]
Lt.
13.08.1904
A/Capt.
03.1912?
T/Capt.
13.07.1912
Capt.
20.03.1913
A.Maj.
28.09.1914-23.11.1915
T/Maj.
24.11.1915-07.05.1916
Maj.
08.05.1916
T/Lt.Col.
19.10.1916-02.06.1917
Bt. Lt.Col.
03.06.1917
Col.
12.07.1922, seniority 03.06.1921 (half-pay 12.01.1926; full-pay 02.11.1926)
T/Brig.Gen.
20.03.1918-29.03.1918,
16.04.1918-17.04.1920
T/Brig.
01.07.1930-15.10.1933
Maj.Gen.
16.10.1933 (half-pay 16.01.1934; full-pay 11.03.1935)
Lt.Gen.
29.01.398 (half-pay 21.04.1938; full-pay 26.04.1938)
local Gen.
28.07.1939-30.09.1940
Gen.
01.10.1940
Field Marshal
01.01.1943
- PC
1943
?
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
04.03.1941
Middle East
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
02.01.1939
New Year 39
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1935
New Year 35
Knight Grand Commander of the Star of India GCSI
1943
? [18.09.1943?]
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire GCIE
1943
? [18.09.1943?]
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
01.01.1919
Egypt
Military Cross MC
03.06.1915
distinguished services in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
22.06.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.01.1919
?
Chief Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
23.07.1948
?
Grand Cross, Order of King George I with Swords (Greece)
09.05.1941
?
 
?
Cloud and Banner (China)
 
?
Star of Nepal
 
15.01.1943
Grand Cross, Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands)
 
23.07.1943
Military Cross (Czechoslovakia)
 
05.05.1942
Commander, Order of the Seal of Solomon (Ethiopia)
 
10.04.1942
Military Cross, 1st Class (Greece)
 
23.09.1941
Order of Virtuti Militari, 5th Class (Poland)
 

30.09.1920
Order of El Nahda, 2nd Class (Hedjaz)
 
WW I
Order of the Nile, 3rd Class
 
07.05.1920
Commandeur, Legion d'Honneur (France)
 
15.02.1917
Order of St Stanislas, 3rd class with swords (Russia)
 
1917?
Order of St Vladimir (Russia)
Queen's South African Medal, Clasps: Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902;  NW Frontier of India 1908 Medal & Clasp; 1914 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Winchester College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (09.1900-05.1901); Staff College (22.01.1909-...)
08.05.1901


commissioned into The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
08.05.1901
-
10.1902
2nd Battalion The Black Watch (South African War) (medal with 4 clasps) (invalided home with an injury)
early 1903
-
1908?
2nd Battalion The Black Watch (Punjab) 
1908


Indian Frontier, operations in the Zakka Khel country (medal with clasp)
1910?
-
1910?
study of Russian language in Russia
28.12.1911


restored to the establishment
01.03.1912
-
31.03.1912
specially employed, War Office
01.04.1912
-
19.09.1914
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Russian Section, Directorate of Military Training, War Office
1914
-
1916
served in France, 22.10.1914-28.06.1915, 15.12.1915-18.10.1916, 01.1918-03.1918 ()
20.09.1914
-
15.11.1914
special appointment (GSO2), Intelligence Branch, GHQ, British Expeditionary Force (France)
16.11.1914
-
16.06.1915
Brigade Major, 9th Infantry Brigade (France; wounded [lost his left eye], MC)
24.11.1915
-
14.12.1915
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 64th (Highland) Division (Home Forces)
15.12.1915
-
18.10.1916
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (France)
19.10.1916
-
12.06.1917
Military Attaché (temporary General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)) with Russian Army in the Caucasus
13.06.1917
-
28.12.1917
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF)
18.01.1918
-
28.02.1918
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), Supreme War Council Versailles
12.03.1918
-
19.03.1918
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), GHQ Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF)
20.03.1918
16.04.1918
-
-
29.03.1918
12.1918
Brigadier General, General Staff ( BGGS), XX Corps (EEF)
01.1919
-
17.04.1920
Brigadier General, General Staff ( BGGS), GHQ Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF)
04.1920
-
12.1921
Company Commander, 2nd Battalion The Black Watch (British Army of Occupation on the Rhine)
12.12.1921
-
30.06.1923
Assistant Adjutant General (AAG), War Office
01.07.1923
-
11.01.1926
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Directorate of Military Operations, War Office
02.11.1926
-
30.06.1930
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 3rd Division (Salisbury Plain; Southern Command)
01.07.1930
-
15.01.1934
Commander, 6th Brigade (Aldershot Command)
01.03.1932
-
15.10.1933
ADC to the King
11.03.1935
-
18.08.1937
General Officer Commanding, 2nd Division (Aldershot Command)
19.08.1937
-
20.04.1938
General Officer Commanding The British Forces in Palestine & Trans-Jordan (temporary)
26.04.1938
-
27.07.1939
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command
28.07.1939
-
14.02.1940
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Middle East
15.02.1940
-
04.07.1941
Commander-in-Chief, Middle East
11.07.1941
-
16.01.1942

Commander-in-Chief, India (& Member of the Executive Council of the Governor-General of India)

17.01.1942
-
06.03.1942
Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific
07.03.1942
-
19.06.1943
Commander-in-Chief, India (& Member of the Executive Council of the Governor-General of India)
17.08.1941
-
17.10.1943
ADC General to the King
18.09.1943
-
03.1947
Viceroy and Governor-General of, India
High Steward of Colchester since 1947; Chancellor Aberdeen University since 1945; Colonel The Black Watch (RHR), 01.03.1946-24.05.1950; Constable of the Tower of London, 19.03.1948-24.05.1950; Lord Lieutenant of County of London, 13.09.1949-24.05.1950; a Governor of Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford­on­Avon, since 1949.
LLD (St Andrews); DCL (Oxford); LLD (Cambridge, Aberdeen and London); KStJ, 24.12.1943.
Published: The Palestine Campaigns, 1928; Allenby, 1940; Generals and Generalship, 1941; Allenby in Egypt, 1943; Other Men's Flowers (Anthology), 1944; Speaking Generally, 1946; The Good Soldier, 1947.
Literature: J. Connell, Wavell, soldier and scholar (1964); H.E. Raugh, Wavell in the Middle East, 1939–1941 (1993); R.J. Collins, Lord Wavell, 1883–1941: a military biography (1947); R. Lewin, The chief: Field Marshal Lord Wavell, commander-in-chief and viceroy (1980); B. Fergusson, Wavell: portrait of a soldier (1961);Wavell: the viceroy's journal, ed. P. Moon (1973)
Way,
Francis Alan
F.A. Way
Son of Francis Robert and Emily Way, of Laverstock, Wiltshire.
21.01.1917
-
19.05.1940
(KIA) [age 23]
[Ath (Lorette) Commnual Cemetery, Belgium, B.2.21]
2nd Lt.
26.07.1939, seniority 27.01.1938 [86247]
Education: Clifton College; Gonville & Gaius College, Cambridge University (BA)



from General List - Territorial Army - University Candidates
26.07.1939


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment
?
-
19.05.1940
The Gloucestershire Regiment (UK & France/Belgium)
Wayman,
William Henry Charles
W.H.C. Wayman
Married (1926, Wesleyan Church, Bangalore); five children.
11.04.1902
Huntley, Westbury on Severn district, Gloucestershire
-
05.1990
Weymouth district, Dorset
WS/RSM
?
Lt. (QM)
24.09.1941 [221273]
WS/Capt. (QM)
24.09.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Capt. (QM)
17.10.1946, seniority 24.09.1944
Maj. (QM)
21.11.1951 (reld 17.10.1956)
Hon. Maj. (QM)
17.10.1956
1920


enlisted as Risca, and served in the ranks (eventually Regimental Sergeant-Major), posted to India (driver RA at Simla)
late 1930s
 
 
returned to the UK
24.09.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served at Cairo at some point
17.10.1946
-
17.10.1956
short service commission
Weatherall,
Stamford
"Stan"
S. Weatherall

Son of ... Weatherall, and ... Walker.

Papers (item 2088) & interview (item 12281) at IWM. Search for "Weatherall" under 'keyword(s)'

21.10.1912
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
12.1995
Basford district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire
Pte.
1940 [4611219]
L/Cpl.
1940
Cpl.
1941?
L/Sgt.
1942?
Sgt.
1942?
CSM (Wt.Offr. Cl. II)
1943?
2nd Lt.
06.06.1944 [322742]
WS/Lt.
06.06.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
1940
-
1940
served in the ranks (driver), 1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) (BEF (France & Belgium), Dunkirk)
07.1940
-
03.1942
served in the ranks, No. 1 (later 101) Troop, No. 6 Commando (training in England & Scotland)
04.1942
-
11.1945
No. 2 Special Boat Squadron
[training in UK; served in guiding in assault troops with infrared devices, during Nov. 1942 landings in French North Africa, then involved in sabotage operations on Italian ships and railways, before returning to England for an aborted raid on Dunkirk]
06.06.1944


commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) [immediate emergency commission]
06.1944
-
12.1944
attachment to Small Operations Group in Ceylon (C Group 2 SBS)
12.1944
-
11.1945
attachment to 15th Indian Corps (Arakan, Burma) (C Group 2 SBS)
18.08.1956


relinquished his commission as a Lieutenant Regular Army (emergency commission) on enlistment in the ranks, Territorial Army
Weatherill,
Richard
R. Weatherill
?
-
 
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941 [194831]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
05.07.1941     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
Weaving,
John Foley
J.F. Weaving
Son of Llewelyn Weaving (1888-1941), and Alice Ashworth.
Married ((09?).1951, South Westmorland district) Hester Claudia Blagden, MB, BCh (12.01.1927 - ), daughter of Bishop Claude Martin Blagden (1874-1952), and Hester Evelyn Dewar (1885-1956), of The Wray, Grasmere, Westmorland; ... children (one son?).
06.08.1923
Chester district, Cheshire
-
04.1991
Brighton district, Sussex
Cadet ? [1953330]
2nd Lt. 03.09.1944 [330134]
WS/Lt. 03.03.1945
Hon. Capt. 18.04.1951
03.09.1944     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served possibly in East Africa with the King’s African Rifles
18.04.1951     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Webb,
Arthur Bernard Charles [Christian]
J.R. Webb
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Joseph Robert Rideal Webb, and Adela Cora Morris.
Cousin of Maj. Harry Alforth Bernard Stait-Gardner.
1912 ?
-
19.02.1942
[age 30]
[Rangoon Memorial, Burma, face 19]
2nd Lt. 26.10.1941 [217683]
26.10.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
? - 19.02.1942 attached, 2nd Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Webb,
Cecil Harrison
"Rusty"
C.H. Webb
Son of Zenas Webb (1881-1960), and Regina Madeline Foster (1884-1915).
Married ((09?).1935, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Jean G.M. Field (1916? - (03?).1960) [she remarried 1940 Solbé, then 1941 Kynoch]; one son.
(12?).1913
Kings Norton district, Warwickshire
-
?
2nd Lt. 23.03.1940 [126246]
WS/Lt. 23.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
? - 23.03.1940 either 121st or 125th Officer Cadet Training Unit RA
23.03.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1941? - 1945? POW (No. 722) in German captivity (from 12.09.1942 Oflag VIIB)
Taught himself to sail and subsequently solo-circumnavigated the world in his yacht Flyd.
Webb,
John Francis
"Jack"
J.F. Webb
Son of ... Webb, and ... Waldron.
Married (1946) Mary Beldham, a Queen Alexandra's nurse; two sons, one daughter.

05.02.1917
Carlisle, Cumberland
-
05.04.2009
Fleet, Hampshire
Lt.
28.08.1941 [202345]
Capt.
28.08.1942
A/Maj.
03.05.1946-02.08.1946
T/Maj.
03.08.1946-31.10.1947
Maj.
28.08.1949
A/Lt.Col.
15.09.1947-31.10.1947
T/Lt.Col.
01.11.1947-28.02.1948,
23.06.1958-14.08.1959
Lt.Col.
15.08.1959
Col.
28.08.1964 (retd 02.04.1974)
Military Cross MC
08.07.1943
North Africa
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
General Service Medal Gen SM - & clasp Palestine
Education: King's College, Newcastle-on-Tyne; Durham University (medicine; MB BS, 1940); FRCP (Edinburgh, 1972)  [MRCP (Edinburgh, 1966)]; MD (Durham, 1956). Junior specialist in medicine, 1950; Senior specialist, 1956; Consultant, 1967.
General practitioner.
28.08.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission to 27.08.1942]
27.08.1942


short service commission
1943
-
1944
Regimental Medical Officer, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment [redesignated 145th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps]
1944
-
1946
Central Mediterranean Forces (Commanding Officer of a British Military Hospital at Rome)
1946
-
1946
British Troops, Austria
1946
-
1947
Central Mediterranean Forces / Middle East Land Forces (1947 Commanding Officer, 13th Light Field Ambulance RAMC)
15.01.1948


permanent commission
1947
-
1950
Military Hospital, Carshalton
1950
-
1954
Officer-in-Charge, Medical Division, No. 33 General Hospital (Far East Land Forces, Hong Kong)
1958
-
1961
Officer-in-Charge, Medical Division, British Military Hospital, Hong Kong (Far East Land Forces, Hong Kong)
1962
-
1968
Officer-in-Charge, Medical Division, British Military Hospital, Münster (Germany)
1968
-
1974
Senior Physician, Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot
Geriatrician at Guildford Hospital.
Webb,
John Reginald
J.R. Webb
?
-
2nd Lt. 10.10.1942 [245537]
WS/Lt. 10.04.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
10.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Webber,
John James
"Jim"
J.J. Webber

?
-
14.05.2006
Sgt.
? [2093392]
2nd Lt.
04.07.1940 [138495]
Lt.
08.12.1945, seniority 03.08.1941
Military Cross MC
31.08.1944
NW Europe
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM
24.09.1942
Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
04.07.1940


commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry [emergency commission]
(1942?)


44 Field Park Company Madras Indian Engineers (Middle East)
07.11.1942


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(1944)
 
 
7th Parachute Battalion (6th Airborne Division) (NW Europe)
08.12.1945
 
 
commissioned, The Somerset Light Infantry [short service commission?]
F.C.A. of Minehead.
Weightman,
George
G. Weightman
Son of James and Anne Weightman, of Mossley Hill, Liverpool.
1913 ?
-
29.05.1940
(KIA) [age 27]
[Cassel Commnual Cemetery Extension, France, C.6]
2nd Lt.
15.10.1939 [103360]
Education: Dip. Ed. (Dunelm)
15.10.1939


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
15.10.1939
-
29.05.1940
2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (UK & France/Belgium)
[killed by shellfire while commanding No. 10 Platoon, "B" Company in an isolated farm just outside Cassel]
Weinstein,
Ernest
E. Weinstein
Married 1st ((12?).1947, Willesden district, Middlesex) ... Lawrence.
Married 2nd ((03.)1951, Westminster district, Middlesex) ... Weaver.
13.06.1916
Hackney district, Greater London
-
10.2002
Camden district, London
2nd Lt.
16.04.1942 [233084]
WS/Lt.
16.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt.
1945?
A/Maj.
25.09.1945-...
16.04.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



attached Royal Indian Army Service Corps
12.1944
-
(02.)1945
RIASC School (Kakul)
25.09.1945
-
?
Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies (DADS), Quartermaster-General's Branch, General HQ, India
Director & chairman of Ernest Jones Jewellers.
Weir,
Sir George Alexander
G.A. Weir
From King's End, Powick.
Son of late Archibald Weir, MD, of Malvern.
Married (1917) Margaret Irene More, daughter of Robert More, of Woodsgate Place, Bexhill; one son, one daughter.
01.12.1876
Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire
-
15.11.1951
2nd Lt.
11.01.1902 [491]
Capt.
1902
Maj.
1912
Brig.Gen.
1915
Maj.Gen.
1927
Lt.Gen.
1933
Gen.
13.10.1937 (retd 12.04.1938)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
1934
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1923
?
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
1919
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1915
?
Officer of St Maurice and St Lazarus; Croix de Guerre avec palmes
Education: Harrow; Trinity College; Cambridge; psc
1899
-
1901
served S. Africa (despatches twice; Queen's medal 4 clasps)
1914
-
1918
European War (wounded, despatches, DSO, Bt Lt­Col and Col)
1922
-
1926
Commandant, Equitation School and Inspector of Cavalry
1927
-
1931
General Officer Commanding, Bombay District
1932
-
1933
General Officer Commanding, 55th (West Lancs) Division, TA
1934
-
1938
General Officer Commanding (1936 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief) the British Troops in Egypt
12.04.1938
-
01.12.1943
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
14.09.1929
-
01.12.1946
Colonel, 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) [= 3rd Dragoon Guards]
22.06.1938
-
27.09.1949
Honorary Colonel, 8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment (TA), from 01.01.1947: 639th Heavy Regiment, RA (The Worcestershire Regiment)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Worcestershire, 26.06.1941. Vice-Chairman & Military Member, Worcester Territorial Army Association.
Weiss,
Cyril Benno Leslie
see: Wiss,
Cyril Benno Leslie
 
 
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