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1939-1945

 

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C.E. Welby-Everard   to   J. Williamson
Welby-Everard,
[Sir] Christopher Earle
C.E. Welby-Everard
Son of late Edward Everard Earle
Welby­Everard, Gosberton House,
near Spalding, Lincolnshire, solicitor,
and Gwladys Muriel Petra Herbert.
Brother of Capt. Philip H.E. Welby-
Everard, RN. Married (1938) Sybil
Juliet Wake Shorrock (died 1994); two
sons.
Residence: The Manor House,
Sapperton, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
09.08.1909
Spalding, Lincs.
-
10.05.1996
Sleaford, Lincs.
2nd Lt.
30.04.1932, seniority 29.09.1930 [52445]
Lt.
29.09.1933
Capt.
29.09.1938
A/Maj.
10.01.1941-09.04.1941
T/Maj.
10.04.1941-10.06.1944
WS/Maj.
11.06.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946
local Lt.Col.
05.04.1943-10.03.1944
A/Lt.Col.
11.03.1944-10.06.1944
T/Lt.Col.
11.06.1944-06.07.1951
Lt.Col.
07.07.1951 (Employed List (1) 28.07.1952)
T/Col.
07.01.1952-30.12.1953
Col.
31.12.1953
T/Brig.
25.01.1954-09.10.1957
Brig.
10.10.1957
Maj.Gen.
19.05.1959 (retd 01.05.1962)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1965
New Year 65
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.10.1945
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
31.12.1960
New Year 61
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
Palestine 1936-39 Medal and Clasp
Education: Charterhouse; Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1928-1931); Staff College, Camberley (psc); Joint Services Staff College (jssc)



from General List, Territorial Army - University Candidates
30.04.1932


commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment
(06.1933)


2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment (Dover (for Catterick))
(01.1937)


2nd Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment (Catterick Camp)
25.01.1937
-
(01.1939)
Adjutant, Regimental Depot, The Lincolnshire Regiment (Lincoln)
10.01.1941
-
30.01.1942
Brigade Major, ... Brigade
31.01.1942
-
30.03.1943
General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2) (L), GHQ Home Forces
05.04.1943
-
07.11.1943
General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
11.03.1944
-
1944
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment (wounded in Normandy)
30.10.1944
-
05.11.1946
General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division
28.12.1946
-
11.09.1948
General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1) (SD), GHQ, Middle East Land Force
1949
-
1951
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
07.01.1952
-
23.01.1954
Brigade Colonel, HQ Midland Brigade
25.01.1954
-
1957
Commander, HQ Scottish Command (264th Scottish Beach Brigade and 157th (Lowland) Infantry Brigade)
1957
-
1959
Brigadier General Staff (BGS) (Operations), HQ, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), and HQ Northern Army Group
1959
-
04.10.1961
Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Northern Europe
General Officer Commanding, Nigerian Army, 1962-1965.
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Lincolnshire, 1966. High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, 1974.
Welch,
Claude
C.I.B. Wells

?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
?
?


commissioned, ?
       
Welch,
Philip Newton
P.N. Welch
Son of ... Welch, and ... Matthews.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
27.04.1924
Wrexham district, Cheshire / Denbighshire / Flintshire
-
06.02.2003
Cadet ? [14387722]
2nd Lt. 02.04.1944 [314413]
WS/Lt. 02.10.1944 (reld 10.08.1947)
T/Capt. 09.08.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Capt. 10.08.1947
02.04.1944     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
      served, Inns of Court Regiment
Weld,
Henry Francis
H.F. Weld
22.07.1905
Devonport, Devon
-
1971
Kent
2nd Lt. 04.02.1926 [34945]
Lt. 04.02.1929
Capt. 10.12.1937
A/Maj. 09.02.1940-13.03.1940,
01.05.1940-27.06.1940
T/Maj. 28.06.1940-03.02.1943
Maj. 04.02.1943 (retd 25.05.1949)
A/Lt.Col. 10.08.1945-09.11.1945
T/Lt.Col. 10.11.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 25.05.1949
NW Frontier of India 1930-1931 Medal (India General Service Medal) & Clasp.
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
04.02.1926     commissioned, Border Regiment
22.04.1930 - 12.09.1930 served North West Frontier of India
1933     1st Battalion Border Regiment
      served part of World War II with the North Staffordshire Regiment
01.1945     Second-in-Command, 9th Battalion Border Regiment (Burma)
25.05.1949 - 22.07.1955 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Welford,
Peter George
P.G. Welford
?
-
BQMS ? [1428903]
2nd Lt. 27.11.1943 [308778]
WS/Lt. 27.11.1943
WS/Capt. 02.05.1945 (reld 07.1945)
A/Maj. 02.02.1945-07.1945
Hon. Capt. 07.1945
09.1939 - 1943 191st Battery 69th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA - Territorial Army (eventually Battery Quartermaster-Sergeant) (Birmingham, from 12.1940 Valetta, Malta)
27.11.1943     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
11.12.1943     transferred, Army Educational Corps (served mainly at HQ British Troops in Egypt)
02.02.1945     Staff Officer, grade 2 (SO2) (Education)
Wells,
Charles Ian Ballantine

C.I.B. Wells
Only son of Maj. Charles Ernest Wells (1875-1932),, formerly of The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.), and Jessie Crawford Seymour Wells (née Ballantine) (1871-1959).
Of Tofte Manor, Sharnbrook.
14.07.1912
-
29.05.1942
(DOW) [age 29]
[St. Peter's Churchyard, Sharnbrook, west of tower, on boundary]
2nd Lt.
13.07.1934 [62941]
19.09.1934, seniority 02.02.1933
Lt.
12.02.1938, seniority 02.02.1936
Capt.
01.05.1939
A/Maj. ?
T/Maj. ?

?
Education: Trinity College, Cambridge University (BA)
13.07.1934


commissioned, University Candidates, General List - Territorial Army
19.09.1934


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
?
-
(01.1937)
26th Field Brigade RA (Larkhill)
12.02.1938
-
(01.1939)
105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment RA (Bedford)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"C" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
?
-
29.05.1942
89th Battery, 23rd Field Regiment RA [died of wounds]
Wells,
Jack Percival
J.P. Wells
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of William Pericval George Wells (1871-1953), and Beatrice Howell (1873-1946).
Married ((06?).1929, Croydon district, London) Mary Elizabeth Terry (1904- ); two daughters.
09.10.1903
Croydon district, London
-
05.1984
Lambeth district, London
CSM ?
2nd Lt. 22.09.1941 [202793]
WS/Lt. 22.09.1941 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Capt. 01.10.1943-(04.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
      served in the ranks, Reconnaissance Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps
22.09.1941     commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
      served in India
Wells,
Joseph Alec
"Joe"
J.A. Wells (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Wells)
Son of Joseph Algernon Wells (1885-1946), and Lily Hammond (1896-1929).
Married Mary Lavinia Blackshield Green (01.07.1927 - 10.12.1992), daughter of Clement Everard Green (1894-1948), and Ellen Castle (?-1966); one son, one daughter.
10.09.1920
Ware, Hertfordshire
-
21.02.2004
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield district, Hertfordshire
Spr. ? [1875365]
L/Cpl. ?
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 25.09.1943 [293557]
WS/Lt. 28.11.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 11.04.1946-(04.1947)
WS/Capt. 1947?
Capt. 05.04.1949, seniority 01.01.1949
      served in the ranks, Royal Engineers
1940 - (05.1941) No.1 (later becoming No. 101) Troop of No. 6 Commando (Scarborough) (took part in Operation Claymore, raid on Lofoten Islands, Norway, 01-04.03.1941)
25.09.1943     commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
      served in Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia and after the war in Germany on attachement (Section Q)
05.04.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Wells,
Richard Granville
D.S. Wemyss
Only son of Revd Richard Busk Paterson Wells (1873-1963), and Katharine Ursula Leveson-Gower (1878-1963).
Married (05.12.1942) Elizabeth Muriel Josephine Ruston (05.12.1916 - 11.1989), only daughter of Col. Joseph Seward Ruston, JP, of Aisthorpe Hall, Lincolnshire.
17.07.1916
Westhampnett district, Hampshire
-
01.1998
Andover district, Hampshire
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 13.06.1939 [92164]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 05.06.1942-22.11.1945
WS/Capt. 23.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 23.11.1945-...
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Education: Eton College.
      late Cadet Serjeant, Eton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
13.06.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served WW II in France, N Africa, Italy, and Middle East
? - 17.07.1966 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Of Lower Manor Farm, Kingsbridge, Devon; FRICS, farmer and land agent Yorkshire, Scotland and Hampshire.
Wemyss,
David Scotland
D.S. Wemyss
1915
Leith district, Midlothian, Scotland
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.04.1941 [184990]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 17.01.1946; disability)
T/Capt. 14.06.1944-17.01.1946
Hon. Capt. 17.01.1946
? - 26.04.1941 Officer and Cadet Training Centre, RASC
26.04.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Wemyss,
Sir Henry Colville Barclay
H.C.B. Wemyss
2nd son of late Alexander Wemyss.
Married (1919) Vera, youngest daughter of late Alfred Mozley and Mrs Russell, of Ridgmont, Bedfordshire; one son, one daughter.
26.04.1891
-
02.04.1959
2nd Lt.
23.12.1910 [14202]
...
...
Maj.Gen.
09.01.1939, seniority 07.01.1938
A/Lt.Gen.
10.06.1940-09.06.1941
T/Lt.Gen.
10.06.1941-20.10.1941
Lt.Gen.
21.10.1941, seniority 11.08.1941
Gen.
15.10.1945 (retd 23.11.1946)

KCB, 1945 (CB 1940); KBE, 01.07.1941 (HM's birthday 41); DSO 1914; MC 1916
23.12.1910


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
...
-
...
...
26.07.1921


transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
...
-
...
...
09.01.1939
-
18.02.1940
Director of Mobilization, War Office (London)
19.02.1940
-
09.06.1940
Deputy Adjutant General (DAG), war Office (London)
10.06.1940
-
02.06.1941
Adjutant General to the Forces, War Office (London)
03.06.1941
-
15.06.1942
Chief of the British Army Staff, Washington, DC (USA)
16.06.1942
-
1946
Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War, War Office
Published: English inns (1951)
Werner,
Edgar Flottwell
E.F. Werner
Married (19.12.1953) Denise Wilkinson; three daughters, one son.

His daughter, Mrs Tina Coulter, provided the following information: "He volunteered in 1940 and went into training at “Lark Hill” for about a year.  He was put into Royal Artillary Regiment 65. He moved to Ramsgate.  He then sailed on a troop carrier via Capetown to India and Burma where he spent the next 4 years.  In 1945 he became ill with typhus and was left out in the field.  He was picked up by an American Contentious objector, who took him to an air strip.  An American Captain called O’Connor flew him to Calcutta.  He then went to a hospital in Poona where he spent 3 months recovering.  He was then returned to his regiment in India."

08.05.1920
-
[02.2007 still alive]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.08.1941 [200632]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)



Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.08.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1941
-
1945
65th Field Regiment RA (India & Burma)
Emigrated to Australia, 1970. Company Director until 1976 when retired.
Werrell,
Kenneth Arthur
K.A. Werrell
Mother's maiden name: Werrell.
Married 1st ((12?).1946, Tavistock district, Devon) Stella M. Cattran.
Married 2nd (04.1986, Brent district, Middlesex) Yukari Tsuruta.
(12?).1919
St Marylebone disrict, London
-
15.06.2010
[aged 90]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.09.1940 [149389]
WS/Lt. 21.03.1942
T/Capt. 15.12.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 14.03.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 14.03.1945-(04.1946)
? - 20.09.1940 either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.09.1940     commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(04.1944) - (1945) serving with Indian Army (served in Burma with Intelligence Corps)
Retired 1980 as managing director of Callard & Bowser, confectionery manufacturers.
Wesley,
John Samuel
J.S. Wesley (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carol Vincent)

?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
08.11.1941 [214905]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
28.06.1944-(04.1946)
08.11.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
(05.1944)


HQ Eastern Command (Hounslow, Middlesex)
West,
Arthur John
A.J. West
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
?
-
S/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 12.04.1943 [279530]
WS/Lt. 12.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 13.02.1945-(04.1946)
      served in the ranks, Corps of Royal Engineers
12.04.1943     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      served in Iraq
West,
Clement Arthur
C.A. West
Only son of Clement West, GIPR (?-1915), of India and Canterbury, Kent, England.
Married 1st (1921) Janet Clarisse Crowley, daughter of Walter Crowley, of Ewhurst, Surrey; one son (killed in action 1943).
Married 2nd Margaret Elizabeth O'Conor, only daughter of late Aylward Robert  O'Conor (?-1951), of Somerton, Co. Dublin.
13.08.1892
Manmad, India
-
04.09.1972
Cross­in­Hand, Heathfield, Sussex
2nd Lt. 19.07.1912 [5397]
Lt. 27.08.1914
A/Capt. 03.03.1917-25.06.1917
Capt. 26.06.1917
Maj. 25.09.1928
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1933
Lt.Col. 16.05.1936
Col. 17.01.1938, seniority 01.07.1936 (retd 10.01.1947)
T/Brig. 17.01.1938-11.09.1939,
28.05.1940-18.11.1941,
01.12.1941-03.12.1943
A/Maj.Gen. 04.12.1942-03.12.1943
T/Maj.Gen. 04.12.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj.Gen. 10.01.1947
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44
Distinguished Service Order DSO 06.05.1932 NW Frontier of India 10.30-03.31
Military Cross MC 1915 ?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - & clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mention in Despatches MID 17.02.1915 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 14.12.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 06.05.1932 ?
NW Frontier of India medal & clasp.
Education: King's School, Canterbury; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; idc, psc.
19.07.1912     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
      served European War, France and Belgium, 04.10.1914-01.02.1915, 31.08.1916-03.07.1918 & 20.10.1918-11.11.1918 (wounded; MC, despatches twice)
22.11.1917 - 14.04.1918 Adjutant, ... - Territorial Force
02.02.1919 - 08.10.1922 Assistant Instructor Survey, School of Military Engineering, Chatham (temporarily)
09.10.1922 - 17.04.1925 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
18.04.1925 - 20.01.1927 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
1927 - 1928 Staff College, Camberley (psc)
18.04.1930 - 30.04.1932 Brigade­Major, India (operations, NWF) (DSO, despatches)
01.05.1932 - 17.04.1934 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), General Staff, AHQ, India
01.10.1934 - 13.01.1936 Deputy Assistant Military Secretary, War Office
1936     Imperial Defence College (idc)
1937     Commander, Royal Engineers (CRE), 3rd Division
17.01.1938 - 05.09.1939 Deputy Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War, and Assistant Secretary of the Selection Board, War Office
06.09.1939 - 11.09.1939 Military Secretary to the British Expeditionary Force (France)
28.05.1940 - 11.05.1941 Brigadier, General Staff, ... (Home Forces)
12.05.1941 - 18.11.1941 Brigadier, General Staff to Delegation to New Zealand Government
01.12.1941 - 03.12.1942 Brigadier General Staff, ...
04.12.1942 - 13.04.1943 District Commander, East Central District, Home Forces
1943 - 1945 Major-General, General Staff (attached to the COSSAC planning team 1943-1944 and SHAEF 1944-1945, as Major General (Operations) Chief of Staff Supreme Allied Commander; Assistant Chief of Staff SHAEF; Joint Services Planning Staff for Control Commission of Germany (CCG); Chief of Army Division, CCG)
1945 - 1946 Major-General in charge Administration, Southern Command
General Secretary, Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association, 1947-1957.
Westbury,
Louis John
L.J. Westbury (Photo courtesy of Mrs Pauline Clift)
Married Marie Grech.
02.07.1882
Walsall, Staffordshire
-
(12?).1944
Hemel Hempstead
Cpl.
? [0099]
2nd Lt.
29.10.1915
Lt.
12.08.1917, seniority 01.06.1916 (reld 30.09.1921
A/Capt.
27.02.1918-10.03.1918,
...-21.01.1919
T/Capt.
...-...
A/Maj.
22.01.1919-13.10.1919
Maj. TARO
30.09.1921
Lt.
02.09.1939 [100637]
T/Capt.
22.09.1940-(04.1941)
Military Cross MC
01.01.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
28.11.1917
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Served in the South African Constabulary from 1905.



served in the ranks, Imperial Light Horse:
09.1914
-
12.1914
British, German & Portugese East Africa, Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia
12.1914
-
07.1915
German South-West Africa and on the adjacent borders of the Union of South Africa, except for:
01.03.1915
-
09.03.1915
served, France & Belgium
29.10.1915


commissioned, Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery - Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Force
29.10.1915
-
30.09.1921
North Midland Divisional Ammunition Column
10.1916
-
11.11.1918
Asia Minor (region including Greek Macedonia, Serbia, Macedonia, European Turkey and the Islands of the Aegean Sea)
22.01.1919
-
13.10.1919
seconded as Battery Commander
13.10.1919
-
?
seconded as Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal (Class FF)
30.09.1921
-
16.07.1932
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized, TA
02.09.1939
-
1944
commissioned, National Defence Companies, employed in the The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Westmacott,
Guy Randolph
G.R. Westmacott
Only son of Maj.Gen. Sir Richard Westmacott, KCB, DSO (1841-1925).
Married (10.07.1916) Edith Victoria Blanche (12.01.1895-05.06.1966); ... children.
1891
-
?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
? [42650]
Lt.
15.05.1915 (reld 22.06.1919)
A/Capt.
23.12.1917-17.04.1918
T/Capt.
...-09.07.1918
Capt. RARO
22.06.1919
A/Maj.
24.09.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
?
A/Lt.Col.
30.12.1943-(04.1944)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
29.01.1945
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.02.1918
*
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
03.06.1919
?
Croix de Guerre (with gold star) (France) CdeG
06.11.1918
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His flank was completely exposed, both during the attack and after reaching the objective, and he had to form a defensive flank with his company throughout the whole action. On the enemy delivering a heavy counter-attack on this exposed flank he formed his company to the right, and shattered it with steady and admirably controlled fire. On reaching the objective he consolidated, covering the flank of the battalion by digging a very strong line, and also providing further protection for the flank of the division by means of several machine guns. The complete success of the attack and the immediate defeat of the hostile counter-attack were largely due to his resource and prompt action.
?
-
16.09.1916
Special Reserve of Officers
17.09.1916


commissioned, The Grenadier Guards
23.12.1917
-
17.04.1918
Company Commander
11.07.1918
-
14.12.1918
Staff Officer 3rd class (as T/Lt.), Royal Air Force
22.06.1919
-
29.01.1945
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
(06.1944)
 
 
Senior British Intelligence Officer (?) (Normandy)
Westmoreland,
William
W. Westmoreland
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.07.1940 [138143]
WS/Lt.
04.01.1942
?
-
03.07.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit
04.07.1940


commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) [emergency commission]
Westropp,
Victor John Eric
V.J.E. Westropp V.J.E. Westropp
Second son (with two brothers) of Brig.Gen. Henry Charles Edeward Westropp (1861-1930), and Mary Frances Anne Lowndes (1871-1972), of Marlow.
Marred 1st (01.09.1923, St Wilfrid's Parish Church, Haywards Heath, Cuckfield district, Sussex) Elenita Augusta Lynch (1899? - 10.04.1940), daughter of Jasper ffoulkes Lynch, of Saltillo, Mexico; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (25.11.1944, New Delhi Church, India) Elspeth Mary Duncan (15.06.1914 - 12.1996), younger daughter of Lt.Col. Horace Adrian Duncan, DSO, of Ascot; one son, one daughter.
24.05.1897
Radcliffe, Bury district, Lancashire
-
08.06.1974
Cliff Lodge, Leyburn, Northallerton district, North Yorkshire (formerly of Ten Acres, Warfield, Bracknell, Berkshire)
2nd Lt. 19.02.1916 [13552]
Lt. 19.08.1917
Capt. 19.02.1927 (regimental seniority 17.04.1920)
Maj. 19.02.1936
local Lt.Col. 15.06.1939-31.08.1939
A/Lt.Col. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Lt.Col. 03.12.1939-28.12.1939
Lt.Col. 29.12.1939 (supernumerary 29.12.1942)
A/Col. 01.06.1940-30.11.1940
T/Col. 01.12.1940-29.06.1943
Col. 30.06.1943, seniority 29.12.1942
A/Brig. 21.05.1941-20.11.1941
T/Brig. 21.11.1941-22.02.1945
Brig. 01.11.1947
A/Maj.Gen. 06.10.1943-11.12.1943,
01.05.1944-22.02.1945
T/Maj.Gen. 23.02.1945-(01.1946),
1947
Maj.Gen. 20.04.1948, seniority 22.10.1944 (retd 01.03.1951)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1947 New Year 47
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 05.08.1943 Tunisia * [citation available upon request]
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 28.07.1944 ?
NW Frontier of India 193031 Medal & Clasp. Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp. Despatches 22.12.1939.

* Recommendation for the appointment as Commander of the Order of the British Empire of Brig. V.J.E. Westropp: "As D.A.G. A.F.H.Q. has served with conspicuous ability & heavy responsibility as head of the Adjutant General's Branch. He has worked tirelessly with great success in setting up in a new theatre a sound & satisfactory standard on the A.G.'s side of the staff & in organising he varied activities of the A.G.'s Branch. His knowledge & very hard work have contributed to the high morale & discipline of the troops in North Africa."
[Recommended by Maj.Gen. H.M. Gale, Chief Administrative Officer, Allied Force Headquarters.]
Education: Bradfield College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Quetta (1931-1932, psc).
19.02.1916     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
26.01.1917 - 11.08.1917 served in France & Belgium (with 7th Corps Signals)
1917 - 1918 sickness
23.07.1918 - 11.11.1918 served in France & Belgium (with 5th Tank Brigade Signals)
      Signal Service Training Centre
07.01.1921     transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
01.12.1921 - 30.11.1924 Instructor (Class GG 22.08.1924), School of Signals
1924 - 1925 served in Egypt
1925 - 1926 survey course (UK)
02.02.1926 - 16.01.1930 Officer of Company of Gentlemen Cadets (Class B, Class GG to 18.02.1927, Class A from 19.02.1927), Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
1930 - 1931 B Corps Signals (NW Frontier of India)
1931 - 1932 Staff College, Quetta
1932 - 1934 Peshawar District Signals (NW Frontier of India)
24.04.1934 - 15.03.1936 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Directorate of Staff Duties, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
16.03.1936 - 07.09.1936 Staff Captain, 1st Division (Aldershot Command)
08.09.1936 - 20.12.1936 Deputy Assistant Quartermster-General (DAQMG), 1st Division (Palestine and Trans-Jordan) (temporarily)
21.12.1936 - 23.04.1938 Staff Captain, 1st Division (Aldershot Command)
05.11.1938 - 07.05.1939 Deputy Assistant Quartermster-General (DAQMG), 8th Division (Palestine and Trans-Jordan) (temporarily) (despatches)
09.05.1939 - 06.06.1939 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
1939 - 1940 raised & commanded, Anti-Aircraft Training Battalion (Militia) (Harrogate), from 09.1939 1st Army Signals, then 3rd Lines of Communications Signals, then again 03.1940 1st Army Signals
1940 - 01.06.1940 Officer Commanding, No. 1 Operators Training Battalion
01.06.1940 - 23.06.1940 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
24.06.1940 - 20.05.1941 Assistant Adjutant General (AAG) (AG11), War Office
21.05.1941 - 18.08.1942 Deputy Director of Personal Services, War Office
1942 - 1944 Deputy Adjutant General (DAG), Allied Force HQ (served in Tunisia 1942-1943 & Sicily/Italy 1943-1944) (CBE)
1944 - 1946 Deputy Adjutant General (DAG), General HQ, India (CB)
1946 - 1947 President, War Crimes Court, Ravensbrück, Hamburg
1947 - 16.10.1949 Chief of the Military Division, later Deputy Chief of Staff (Policy) and Chief of Combined Services Division of the Allied Control Commission for Germany (BE)
16.10.1949 - 1951 also: UK Commissioner, Military Security Board, Control Commission for Germany (BE)
01.03.1951 - 24.05.1957 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Westwood,
Ernest Donald
"Don"
E.D. Westwood
Son of Claude Westwood.
Married; four daughters.
16.10.1916
Melbourne, Vict.
-
27.10.2000
Adelaide, South Australia
Ldg.Acm. (RAAF)
? [407188]
Sgt. (Austr. Army)
? [SX11038]
2nd Lt.
23.08.1941 [204895]
WS/Lt.
? (reld 03.04.1946)
A/Capt.
01.01.1942-(04.1944)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
03.04.1946
20.07.1940
-
30.12.1940
served, Royal Australian Air Force (enlisted at Adelaide, Southern Australia): 2nd Service Flying Training School Wagga
21.01.1941
-
23.08.1941
served, Australian Army (enlisted at Glenelg, Southern Australia): MT Reserve
23.08.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps  [emergency commission]
02.1942


captured at Singapore
1942
-
1945
POW in Japanese captivity
Wethered,
Guy Ernest FitzGerald
G.E.F. Wethered
Son of Colonel Joseph Robert Wethered, CMG, DSO, and of Dorothy K.A. Wethered, of Marlow, Buckinghamshire. 
1920 ?
-
22.11.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma, 6.H.16]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.06.1940 [134368]
WS/Lt.
01.02.1941
T/Capt.
01.02.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
12.11.1942
T/Maj.
12.11.1942-(04.1944)
Oxford Blue. International Half Miler.



Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.06.1940


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.01.1943


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
01.04.1943


transferred, he Gloucestershire Regiment
?
-
22.11.1944
Officer Commanding, "A" Company, 10th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
Whale,
Ralph Percival
R.P. Whale
Son of Dudley J.G. Whale, and Gladys Patti Drew (1897-).
Married ((03?).1947, Shrewsbury district, Shropshire) Mary J. Bishop.
03.09.1918
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
07.1999
Boston district, Lincolnshire
Cadet ? [6459303]
2nd Lt. 12.12.1943 [302932]
WS/Lt. ? (reld 20.05.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 20.05.1946
Lt. & Paym. 24.09.1951
Capt. & Paym. 18.04.1955
2nd Lt. 29.07.1964, seniority 07.09.1945
Lt. & Paym. 29.07.1964, seniority 07.09.1947
Capt. & Paym. 29.07.1964, seniority 07.09.1951
Maj. 30.06.1970 (retd 28.03.1976)
12.12.1943     commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
      served in North Africa
24.09.1951     commissioned, Royal Army Pay Corps [short service commission]
29.07.1964     limited service regular commission
ACIS, MBIM.
Whately-Smith,
Anthony Robert
"Andy"
A.R. Whately-Smith
Son of the Revd. Ernest Whately-Smith, MC, MA, and Dorothy Whately-Smith, of Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire.

BBC's WW2 People's War
1915 ?
-
25.11.1944
(executed) [age 29]
[Durnbach War Cemetery, Bavaria, Germany, 3.K.2]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.01.1940 [113612]
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
15.09.1943
T/Maj.
15.09.1943-(04.1944)
?
-
14.01.1940
164th Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.01.1940


commissioned, The Dorset Regiment [emergency commission]
04.02.1944
-
(04.)1944
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), School of Military Intelligence, Matlock
19.08.1944


transferred, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
?
-
25.11.1944
2nd Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps (Operation Loyton, Vosges Mountains [captured])
Wheatley,
Leslie James
L.J. Wheatley (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
From North Harrow.
?
-
Cadet ? [7944907]
2nd Lt. 31.10.1943 [299492]
WS/Lt. 01.05.1944 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 06.03.1945-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 21.12.1944 NW Europe 44-45
31.10.1943     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
23.01.1944     transferred, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
(1945)     1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe)
Wheeldon,
Charles Arnold
"Arnie"
C.A. Wheeldon (Photo courtesy of Mr John Wheeldon)
Son of ... Wheeldon, and ... Norbury.
Married Effie ...; one son.
11.07.1916
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
28.09.2012
Cadet ? [2663562]
2nd Lt. 19.08.1945 [357093]
WS/Lt. 19.02.1946 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. ?
A/Maj. ? ?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
      had previously served with the Coldstream Guards and with No 6 Commando on D-Day before being pulled back for officer training in India
19.08.1945     commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]
      seconded, Indian Army (served in India & Burma)
Wheeler,
George Russell
G.R. Wheeler
Son of ... Wheeler, and ... Russell.
Married (1941) Madeline Alice Holland (27.07.1917 - 08.1991), daughter (with one brother [Maj. Kenneth Archibald Holland, TD]) of Archibald Kerly Holland (1870-1934), and Madeline Clay (1883-1951); one daughter.

17.09.1916
Dorchester district, Dorset
-
17.04.2002
South and West Dorset district (of West Lulworth, formerly of Malaya)
Cpl. ? [6899188]
2nd Lt. 23.04.1943 [271249]
WS/Lt. 23.10.1943 (reld 05.03.1952)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1967 New Year 67: secretary of the central electricity board, Malaysia
Military Medal MM 29.09.1942 escape & evasion after St Nazaire raid [recommendation available upon request]
Education: Exeter University (BSc; economics).
Brewer's clerk in Dorchester.
      served in the ranks, The Royal Sussex Regiment (attached to a Special Service Brigade with 1 Troop, No. 2 Commando) (MM)
[left behind with a companion after the St. Nazaire raid; evaded capture and made their way to Gibraltar and then home about a month or so after the March 1942 event]
23.04.1943     commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Joined Central Electricity Board, Malaysia, as personnel officer, 21.09.1950, from 04.1951 secretary. Reitred 1966.

Wheeler,
Richard Malcolm
"Mac"
R.M. Wheeler
Son (with one brother) of Richard Ernest Wheeler (1882-1921), and Amelia Louise Wheeler (1882-1950).
Married Safiye Niazi (14.12.1918 - ); one daughter, one son.
04.10.1912
Monghyre, India
-
06.01.1993
Watford district, Hertfordshire
Cadet ? [1464200]
2nd Lt. 20.02.1944 [320998]
WS/Lt. 20.08.1944
T/Capt. 04.03.1945-25.12.1945
WS/Capt. 26.12.1945 (reld 08.03.1947)
T/Maj. 26.12.1945-(08.1946)
Hon. Maj. 08.03.1947
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
20.02.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in the Middle East in the 8th Army until 1944 when he was seconded to the Sudan Defence Force (1946 showing at 4th Battalion SDF, Khartoum)
Whelan,
Richard Percy
R.P. Whelan
Son of Percy Scott Whelan and Edythe Laura Whelan, of Henfield, Sussex.
20.12.1905
Ireland
-
31.10.1944
(KIA) [age 38]
[Nederweert Cemetery, the Netherlands, II.A.5]
2nd Lt.
04.02.1926 [34947]
Lt.
04.02.1929
Capt.
26.04.1937, seniority 19.10.1936
A/Maj.
03.09.1939-(04.1941)
Maj.
17.02.1943
T/Lt.Col.
15.01.1943-(04.1944)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.02.1941
Somaliland
04.02.1926


commissioned, (Royal) Northumberland Fusiliers
28.08.1929
-
03.08.1933
employed with Royal West African Frontier Force (1st Battalion The Nigeria Regiment (Kaduna))
(01.1937)
 
 
2nd Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (Bordon)
08.10.1937
-
(01.1940)
seconded, The Northern Rhodesia Regiment
01.08.1942
-
(04.)1944
seconded, The Northern Rhodesia Regiment
?
-
31.10.1944
possibly seconded, 9th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 
Whetstone,
Frederick James Strover
F.J.S. Whetstone F.J.S. Whetstone
From Bibury, Gloucestershire.
Married Joan Olave Patricia Whetstone (née ...).
05.04.1907
Loughborough
-
01.09.1956
Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire
2nd Lt.
29.01.1927 [37304]
Lt.
29.01.1930
Capt.
01.06.1935
A/Maj.
22.09.1939-21.12.1939
T/Maj.
22.12.1939-15.03.1940,
02.11.1940-17.01.1941,
08.07.1941-29.09.1942,
19.10.1942-18.01.1943
WS/Maj.
19.01.1943
Maj.
29.01.1944
A/Lt.Col.
19.10.1942-18.01.1943
T/Lt.Col.
19.01.1943-08.05.1947
Lt.Col.
09.05.1947 (supernumerary 09.05.1950)
Col.
01.01.1953 (retd 27.06.1956; disability)
Hon. Brig.
27.06.1956
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
17.01.1946
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
26.07.1940
operations in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
Burma
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
?
?
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: staff course
07.05.1936


commissioned, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards - Royal Armoured Corps
26.07.1939
-
15.03.1940
Assistant Military Secretary (and temporary ADC 26.07.1939-21.09.1939)



seconded, 3rd Carabiniers (The Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
09.05.1947


transferred, 3rd Dragoon Guards
09.05.1947
-
09.05.1950
Commanding Officer, 3rd Dragoon Guards
While,
Harold Arthur Armstrong
"Harry" / "Hodie"
H.A.A. While (Photo courtesy of Mrs Caroline Banszky) 
Eldest son of Mr & Mrs A.J. While, of Tettenhall, Wolverhampton.
Married Janette Bell Symington Clark, only daughter of Mr & Mrs T.P.M. Clark, of Troon, Ayrshire; one son, three daughters (including twins).
14.02.1910
Barrow in Furness district, Cumbria / Lancashire
-
18.11.1983
East Molesey, Surrey Northern district, Surrey
2nd Lt.
08.01.1938 [73894]
WS/Lt.
08.01.1940
T/Capt.
14.02.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
A/Maj.
23.12.1943-(04.1944)
T/Maj.
1945?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
14.09.1956
-
Education: Harrow School; Christ's College, Cambridge University (MA, 1935).



late Officer Cadet, Cambridge University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
08.01.1938


commissioned, 51st (Westmorland & Cumberland) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
?
-
06.04.1960
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
London Office Manager of United Steel Companies. Joined the board of Workington Iron and Steel.
Whistler,
[Sir] Lashmer Gordon
"Bolo"
L.G. Whistler L.G. Whistler
L.G. Whistler

Son of Colonel A.E. Whistler, Indian Army, and Florence Annie Gordon, daughter of late Charles Forbes Rivett­Carnac.
Married ((06?).1926, Eastbourne district, Sussex) Esmé Winifred Keighley, daughter of Mr & Mrs George Keighley; two daughters.

03.09.1898
-
04.07.1963
Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 12.09.1917 [13017]
Lt. 12.03.1919
Capt. 30.09.1932
Maj. 01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col. 05.02.1940-04.05.1940
T/Lt.Col. 05.05.1940-02.07.1942,
13.08.1942-03.03.1943
WS/Lt.Col. 04.03.1943
Lt.Col. 01.01.1945
A/Col. 04.09.1942-03.03.1943
T/Col. 04.03.1943-21.06.1945
WS/Col. 22.06.1945
Col. 25.02.1946, seniority 22.06.1945
A/Brig. 04.09.1942-03.03.1943
T/Brig. 04.03.1943-21.06.1945
A/Maj.Gen. 22.06.1944-21.06.1945
T/Maj.Gen. 22.06.1945
Maj.Gen. 06.02.1947, seniority 05.04.1946
A/Lt.Gen. 11.11.1946-30.12.1946
Lt.Gen. 10.05.1951
Gen. 06.07.1955 (retd 04.02.1957)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB 01.01.1957 New Year 57
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 01.01.1955 New Year 55
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 01.01.1952 New Year 52
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 29.03.1945 NW Europe
Distinguished Service Order DSO 11.07.1940 BEF
Distinguished Service Order DSO 22.04.1943 Middle East
Distinguished Service Order DSO 13.01.1944 Italy
Mention in Despatches MID 29.04.1941 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe

Commander of the Crown of Belgium 2nd class, with palm (25.09.1947); Croix de Guerre (Belgium) (1940), with palm (25.09.1947); Grand Offier, House of Orange (Netherlands) (08.04.1954; Knight Grand Officer, House of Orange (Netherlands) (14.04.1962)

Education: Harrow; RMC Sandhurst; qualified as interpreter Italian (2nd class) (10.1928).
12.09.1917     commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment
15.10.1917 - 28.03.1918 served European War: France & Belgium (wounded twice, British War Medal, Victory Medal)
27.05.1919 - 10.1919 served in Russia
01.04.1921 - 26.03.1922 special appointment (Class GG), Irish Command (temp.)
06.04.1927 - 11.12.1927 special appointment (Class GG), Independent Brigade China (temp.)
01.05.1929 - 30.04.1933 Adjutant, Territorial Army
25.11.1933 - 24.11.1936 Adjutant, The Royal Sussex Regiment
1936 - 1939 served Palestine (medal and clasp)
05.02.1940 - 1942 Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment
10.03.1942 - 01.04.1942 acting Commander, 133rd (Royal Sussex) Infantry Brigade (UK)
24.08.1942 - 03.09.1942 acting Commander, 133rd (Royal Sussex) Infantry Brigade (Egypt)
04.09.1942 - 26.11.1942 Commander, 132nd (Middlesex and Kent) Infantry Brigade (Egypt)
29.11.1942 - 28.01.1944 Commander, 131st (Surrey) Lorried Infantry Brigade (Libya, N Africa, Italy, UK) [except for 14-26.7.1943]
28.01.1944 - 21.06.1944 Commander, 160th (South Wales) Infantry Brigade (UK)
23.06.1944 - 22.01.1945 General Officer Commanding, 3rd Infantry Division (NW Europe)
25.02.1945 - 1945 General Officer Commanding, 3rd Infantry Division (NW Europe)
1945 - 1946 served Palestine
1947 - 1948 General Officer Commanding, British Troops in India
1948 - 09.05.1950 General Officer Commanding, Troops Sudan, Kaid Sudan Defence Force
02.06.1950 - 14.03.1951 District Officer Commanding, Northumbrian District & General Officer Commanding, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division TA
10.05.1951 - 1953 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, West Africa Command
07.12.1953 - 02.1957 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command
Chairman, Committee on the New Army, 12.1957-05.1958. Colonel, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 01.12.1953-... Colonel Commandant, Royal West African Frontier Force, ...-1960. Honorary Colonel, Royal Nigerian Military Forces, 1959. Honorary Colonel, Royal Sierra Leone Military Forces, 1959. Chairman, Army Cadet Force Association, 1961-... Vice­President, National Small Bore Rifle Association (NSRA), 1958-... Deputy Lieutenant, Sussex, 1957.
Literature: Sir John Smyth. Bolo Whistler : the life of General Sir Lashmer Whistler : a study in leadership (London: Muller, 1967)
Whitaker,
Trevor Arthur Anthony
T.A.A. Whitaker
Only son of W/Cdr. Raymond Whitaker, MBE, RAF, and Hilda Margaret Sharp, of Ogbury, Great Durnford, Salisbury.
Married (14.04.1951, The Chapel of St Cross, Winchester, Hampshire) Jennifer Luard Howson ((12?).1929 - ), younger daughter of Capt. John Montague Howson, CBE, RN, and Betty Frances Clare Luard, of Fisher's Pond, Hampshire; one son, one daughter.
Residence: (1945) London.
14.01.1924
Chelsea district, London
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 23.10.1943 [296779]
WS/Lt. 23.04.1944
T/Capt. 1944?
2nd Lt. 28.11.1945, seniority 15.01.1945
Lt. 14.07.1946
Capt. 01.1951? (retd 01.09.1953)
Hon. Capt. 01.09.1953
Military Cross MC 01.03.1945 NW Europe *
23.10.1943     commissioned, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) [emergency commission]
(1944) - (1945) 8th Battalion The Rifle Brigade (NW Europe)
28.11.1945     permanent commission
* [Recommendation for the immediate award of a Military Cross to Lt. T.A.A. Whitaker]. On 17 October Lieut. Whitaker was commanding a group consisting of one motor platoon and one sec[tion] carriers 8 R.B. [= 8th Battalion The Rifle Brigade] and one t[roo]p of tanks 23 H [= 23rd Hussars]. The road south of Meerselo was cratered by the enemy and trees had been felled across the road. These demolitions were registered by the enemy and under heavy mortar fire. Lieut. Whitaker at once began to clear the road-blocks and fill in the craters. Enemy mortar fire was continuous and great difficulty was experienced in dealing with the demolitions. In spite of this Lieut. Whitaker carried on with his task with great courage and determination and was a fine example to all under his command. Casualties were incurred and Lieut. Whitaker was wounded in the leg. He carried on with his task and refused to be evacuated until his force was ordered to stop work on the road, as another route had been been found. Lieut. Whitaker's conduct during this operation was of the highest order and he was the finest possible example to the men under his command.
Signed by J.A. Hunter, Lt.Col. Commanding 8th Bn The Rifle Brigade, 22 Oct. 1944; approved by C.B. Harvey, Brig. Commanding 29th Armoured Brigade, G.P.B. Roberts, Maj.Gen. Commanding 11th Armoured Division, R.N. O'Connor, Lt.Gen. Commanding 8th Corps, M.C. Dempsey, Lt.Gen. Commanding Second Army, B.L. Montgomery, Field Marshal, Commander-in-Chief 21st Army Group [Citation courtesy of Mr Vincent Billiet]
Whitby,
Charles Henry
C.H. Whitby

?
-
Wt.Offr. Cl. II
? [4907187]
Lt.
31.12.1940 [163015] (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
27.09.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM
-
-



served in the ranks, The South Staffordshire Regiment (served in India)
31.12.1940


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
02.1945
-
06.1945
attached 21st Army Group (serving in Belgium)
Whitby,
Horace Verner
H.V. Whitby
Married Barbara Margaret Duthie; one daughter, one son.
(03?).1902
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
1968
South Africa
A/RQMS ?
Lt. 20.06.1940 [137764]
Lt. QM 30.09.1940
WS/Capt. 28.06.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Maj. 28.06.1943-(04.1947)
20.06.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
? - 29.10.1941 3rd Royal Horse Artillery (North Africa)
29.10.1941 - ? Staff Captain, General HQ [Middle East?]
Whitcher,
Harold Wray
H.W. Whitcher
Married; three sons.
03.12.1911
Weihsien, Shantung, China
-
15.12.2005
Frimley Park Hospital, West Surrey district, Surrey
2nd Lt.
01.06.1935
Lt.
20.10.1939 [65389]
WS/Capt.
19.07.1940
Capt.
20.10.1940
A/Maj.
05.08.1942-04.11.1942
T/Maj.
05.11.1942-19.08.1945
WS/Maj.
20.08.1945
Maj.
20.10.1947
A/Lt.Col.
20.05.1945-19.08.1945
T/Lt.Col.
20.08.1945-01.01.1946,
29.07.1954-21.12.1957
Lt.Col.
22.12.1957
Col.
20.10.1962 (retd 14.08.1972)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1962
New Year 62
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
01.05.1956
-
Mention in Despatches MID
21.11.1946
?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Education: MB, ChB (Edinburgh) 1939, MA (Oxford) 1954
01.06.1935
 
 
commissioned, Officer Training Corps - General List - Territorial Army (for service with Infantry Unit of Edinburgh University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps)
20.10.1939
 
 
short service commission, Royal Army Medical Corps
1942
-
1945
served in India (NW Frontier)
20.10.1944


permanent commission
1945
-
1945
Commanding Officer, Combined 31st & 42nd Indian Convalescent Depots (British Troops) (India)
29.12.1945
-
20.07.1946
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services, HQ Western Command
01.10.1946
-
12.11.1946
HQ South Wales District
1946
-
1949
served in Bermuda
29.07.1954
-
05.10.1958
Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment, Porton (Ministry of Supply)
16.10.1958
-
21.07.1963
Assistant Director-General Army Medical Services (Army Medical Department 8), War Office
27.07.1965
-
(1968)
Medical Liaison Officer, British Army Staff Washington (USA)
Specialist in Pathology, 1954. Junior Specialist in Physiology, 1955. Senior Specilaist, 1958. Consultant in Physiology, 1963. OStJ, 04.1972.
White *,
Arthur George
A.G. White
* From late 1940s known as: Foster-White.
15.11.1908 ?
-
1985
WS/CSM ?
Lt. QM 15.05.1942 [236290]
WS/Capt. QM 15.05.1945
Capt. QM 01.11.1947 (reld 14.04.1949)
Hon. Capt. QM 14.04.1949
15.05.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
14.04.1949 - 15.11.1958 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
White,
Arthur George
A.G. White
23.07.1916 ?
-
Lt. (Surveyor or Works) 19.02.1943 [263292]
T/Capt. (Surveyor or Works) 29.07.1946-(04.1947)
WS/Capt. (Surv. of Works) ?
Lt. (Surv. of Works) 01.10.1946, seniority 19.02.1943
Capt. (Surv. of Works) 01.10.1946, seniority 19.02.1946
Capt. (Quantity Surveyor) 01.11.1948, seniority 19.02.1946
Maj. (Quantity Surveyor) 19.05.1952
19.02.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
01.10.1946 - 12.09.1952 short service commission
12.09.1952 - 23.07.1966 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
White,
Denis
D. White
Son of Lt.Col. George Henry White, RAPC (1876-1953), and Helen Mackenzie (1878-1932).
Brother of Lt. Kenneth John White, RNR, and Cdr. Duncan Frederick White, RNR.
Married Angela (née ...), a WRAC officer.
Residence: (1945) Crewkerne, Somerset.
10.03.1910
Dublin, Ireland
-
08.2000
Birkenhead, Cheshire
2nd Lt.
30.01.1930 [44976]
Lt.
30.01.1933
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
06.09.1940-05.12.1940
T/Maj.
06.12.1940-21.02.1942
WS/Maj.
22.02.1942
Maj.
01.07.1946
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1951
A/Lt.Col.
01.11.1941-24.01.1942,
16.02.1942-21.02.1942
T/Lt.Col.
22.02.1942-21.01.1952
Lt.Col.
22.01.1952
T/Col.
30.10.1952-01.06.1954
Col.
02.06.1954
Brig.
01.09.1959 (retd 28.09.1962)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
28.06.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
24.10.1950
Malaya
Education: Royal Military Acdemy, Woolwich; Joint Services Staff College (jssc).
30.01.1930
 
 
commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals
29.12.1934
-
14.05.1938
employed with King's African Rifles
02.01.1939
-
31.08.1940
Adjutant, Territorial Army
03.05.1943
-
10.06.1943
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), HQ 9th Army
11.06.1943
-
19.02.1944
Deputy Chief Signals Officer, Middle East
20.02.1944
-
25.02.1944
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), MAAF [= Mediterranean Allied Air Force ?]
26.02.1944
-
18.03.1944
Signals Officer
17.12.1944
-
06.01.1945
Chief Signals Officer, 5th Corps HQ (Italy)
20.08.1947
-
10.07.1950
Assistant Adjutant General, GHQ Far East Land Forces
30.10.1952
-
02.11.1955
Assistant Adjutant General (Mob.), War Office
05.12.1955
-
(02.1957)
Colonel General Staff, Royal Military College of Science
?
-
1962?
Chief Signals Officer, Southern Command
White,
[Sir] Dick Goldsmith
D.G. White D.G. White

Son of Percy Hall White and Gertrude White (née Farthing).
Married (28.11.1945) Kathleen Somers Tonkinson (née Bellamy); two sons.
20.12.1906
Tonbridge, Kent
-
21.02.1993
Burpham, near Arundel, Sussex
2nd Lt.
29.12.1942 [135872]
WS/Lt.
29.06.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
05.03.1945
A/Col.
?
local Brig.
04.12.1945-(04.1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George KCMG
01.01.1960
New Year 60
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
09.06.1955
HM's birthday 55
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
08.06.1950
HM's birthday 50
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42: as Assistant Director, War Office
Mention in Despatches MID
02.08.1945
NW Europe
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA, 08.11.1945); Croix de Guerre (France)
Education: Bishops Stortford College; Christ Church, Oxford (Hon. Student, 1981); University of Michigan and University of California, USA.
01.1936


joined the Security Service (MI5)



closely involved in operating the highly successful "Double Cross" system against Nazi Germany
29.12.1942


commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Director­General of MI5, 1953-56, and of MI6, 1956-72.
White,
Eric
E. White
?
-
2nd Lt.
15.10.1939 [102043]
WS/Lt.
15.10.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
15.10.1940-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Lt.
01.01.1951, seniority 15.10.1940
Capt.
01.01.1951, seniority 22.10.1950
Maj.
22.10.1958
Hon. Capt.
01.01.1959
15.10.1939


commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
01.01.1951
-
01.01.1959
short service commission, Royal Army Educational Corps
White,
Geoffrey George
G.G. White
?
-
2nd Lt. 03.01.1940 [112352]
WS/Lt. 12.10.1940
T/Capt. 12.10.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 22.12.1942
T/Maj. 22.12.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 27.02.1945
local Lt.Col. 10.11.1943-(04.1944)
T/Lt.Col. 27.02.1945-(04.1946)
WS/Lt.Col. 05.07.1946 (reld 09.11.1947)
T/Col. 05.07.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Col. 09.11.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 11.06.1960 HM's birthday 60: Services Liaison Officer, Germany, War Office
Mention in Despatches MID 23.09.1943 North Africa
03.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
10.11.1943 - (04.1944) General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Camberley Wing, Staff College (Camberley)
Control Commission of Germany, then Foreign Office; stationed in Germany – became Services Liaison Officer, Germany, War Office in Hannover as well as other places in Germany.
White,
Herbert Walter Percy

H.W.P. White
Son of ... White, and ... Lane.
Married ((06?).1941, Sheppey district, Kent) Nora N. Glover; ... children (one son?).
Residence: (1944) Earlsfield.
(12?).1915
Wandsworth district, London
-
?
Cadet ? [6085489]
2nd Lt. 15.08.1943 [300221]
WS/Lt. 15.08.1943 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 12.01.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Military Cross MC 07.12.1944 Italy (attack on Colombella 27.06.44) [recommendation available upon request]
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
15.08.1943     commissioned, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment [emergency commission]
(1944)     5th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (Italy) (MC)
White,
Oliver Geoffrey Woodhouse
O.G.W. White
From Farnborough, Hampshire.
22.08.1910
-
2nd Lt.
28.08.1930 [47671]
Lt.
28.08.1933
Capt.
28.08.1938
A/Maj.
16.09.1940-15.12.1940
T/Maj.
16.12.1940-13.10.1941,
30.07.1942-25.06.1943
WS/Maj.
08.09.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
26.03.1943-25.06.1943
T/Lt.Col.
26.06.1943-08.07.1943,
08.06.1944-30.09.1948,
11.09.1949-06.09.1950
local Lt.Col.
20.12.19147-12.03.1948
Lt.Col.
31.08.1952 (supernumerary 31.08.1955) (retd 08.02.1959)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
17.01.1946
Burma
Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1959
HM's birthday 59
Mention in Despatches MID
10.01.1946
Burma
Education: Staff College (psc)
28.08.1930


commissioned, The Dorsetshire Regiment
11.06.1936
-
05.01.1939
Supervising Officer for Physical Training (Class GG to 31.07.1938), Northern Ireland District
06.01.1939
-
15.09.1940
Instructor, ...
1943?
-
1945?
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Doresetshire Regiment
01.10.1948
-
08.09.1949
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Eastern Command
21.09.1949
-
29.05.1950
Staff Officer, 1st grade (SO1), British Army of the Rhine
10.01.1956
-
(02.1957)
Commandant, ASPT Southern Command
08.02.1959
-
22.08.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Published: Straight on for Tokyo : the war history of the 2nd Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment (54th Foot), 1939-1948 (1948)
White,
William Walford
W. Walford-White
* later used as name:
Walford-White,
William

Married Joan Mary Uden (died 09.02.2007, aged 86); two daughters, one son.
07.05.1915
-
09.2003
Colchester, Essex
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.05.1936
...
...
T/Maj.
?
Maj.
07.05.1949 (retd 07.05.1954)
07.05.1936


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
...
-
...
...
Whitefoord,
Neil Steuart Patrick

N.S.P. Whitefoord
Son of Lionel Cole Whitefoord (1876-1916), and Marjory Agatha Postlethwaite (1883-1963).
Engaged (04.1939) Maria Viktoria Vogt, daughter of Hauptmann & Frau C. Vogt, of Berlin.
Married (15.06.1940, Christ Church, Mayfair, Westminster district, London; marriage dissolved 1955) Pamela Aurore Eyre Wood (21.01.1916 - 12.2003), only daughter of Lt.Col. Frederick Evan Wood (1875-1945), and Enid Amy Eyre Wood (later Mrs H.C.V. Porter) (1894-1971); two daughters.
04.01.1915
Paddington district, London
-
03.1992
New Forest district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935 [66080]
Lt. 29.08.1938
A/Capt. 14.05.1940-13.08.1940
T/Capt. 14.08.1940-17.04.1941
WS/Capt. 18.04.1941
Capt. 29.08.1943
A/Maj. 18.01.1941-17.04.1941
T/Maj. 18.04.1941-28.08.1948
Maj. 29.08.1948 (retd 18.10.1948; receiving a gratuity)
Military Cross MC 13.12.1938 Palestine 36-39: for gallant conduct while commanding a platoon engaged with bandits at Jaffa on 9th and 10th Sept 38
Palestine 36-39 Medal & Clasp.
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
Gained aviator's certificate (No. 15443) on 26.09.1937 taken on D.H. 60, Gipsy 1-90 at Misr Airwork.
29.08.1935     commissioned, Irish Guards
(1938)     1st Battalion Irish Guards (Palestine) (MC)
      2nd Battalion Irish Guards
18.10.1948 - 04.01.1965 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Whitehead,
Alastair Frederic
A.F. Whitehead
Form Ashburnham, Sussex.
17.09.1919
-
(12?).1974
Tonbridge district, Kent
2nd Lt. 12.10.1938 [77843]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 25.01.1941-24.04.1941
T/Capt. 25.04.1941-31.03.1944
WS/Capt. 01.04.1944
A/Maj. 01.01.1944-31.03.1944
T/Maj. 01.04.1944-22.04.1949
Lt. 17.08.1946, seniority 17.01.1942
Capt. 17.08.1946, seniority 17.07.1946
T/Maj. 09.02.1952-16.07.1953
Maj. 17.07.1953 (retd 03.04.1959)
Military Cross MC 29.06.1944 Italy [citation available upon request]
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Repton School Contingent, Officer Training Corps
12.10.1938     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO [to 16.08.1946]
(05.1940)     17th Infantry Brigade Anti-Tank Company
(1944)     2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (MC) (Italy)
17.08.1946     permanent commission
Whitehead,
Arthur Philip
A.P. Whitehead


10.04.1913
Hindhead, Surrey
-
24.04.2003
Kendal district, Westmorland
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.07.1940 [138007]
WS/Lt.
04.01.1942 (reld 01.11.1945; disability)
T/Capt.
26.09.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
01.11.1945
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
06.03.1947
-
Education: Sedburgh School; qualified as solicitor at Wimbledon, 1937.
04.07.1940
 
 
commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
?
-
06.1944
.. Battalion The Black Watch (Normandy [seriously wounded])
Whitehouse,
Benjamin James
B.J. Whitehouse (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Hay)
Son (with one brother) of Benjamin Whitehouse (1886?-1923), and Amelia Mealor (1889-).
Brother of Lt. Harry Whitehouse, The King's Regiment.
Married (28.10.1939, Birkenhead district, Cheshire) Joan Townshend; one son, one daughter.
Address: (1943): 7 Stanley Road, Bebington.
18.08.1913
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
05.1991
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
Cadet ? [2930036]
2nd Lt. 30.07.1943 [288274]
WS/Lt. 30.01.1944
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 13.02.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 22.01.1985 -
      served in the ranks, Liverpool Scottish
02.04.1943 - 29.07.1943 D Company, 161st (RMC) Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
30.07.1943     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
10.12.1944 - (1945) seconded, 6th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (Holland, Germany)
13.02.1946     unemployed list
Whitehouse,
Harry
H. Whitehouse
Son (with one brother) of Benjamin Whitehouse (1886?-1923), and Amelia Mealor (1889-).
Brother of Capt. Benjamin James Whitehouse, The King's Regiment.
Married ((09?).1939, Birkenhead district, Cheshire) Blanche Matilda Bleasdale (28.06.1902 - 03.1988), of Birkenhead.
(12?).1915
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
18.03.1943
[age 28]
[Rangoon Memorial, Burma, face 5]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.11.1940 [156237]
WS/Lt. 02.05.1942
      either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
? - 18.03.1943 seconded, Lincolnshire Regiment
Whitelaw,
William Stephen Ian;
[1st Viscount Whitelaw]
D.L. Bankes 


 

28.06.1918
-
01.07.1999
2nd Lt. 07.10.1939 [89506]
Lt. 07.04.1941
WS/Capt. 07.02.1943
T/Maj. 07.02.1943-(04.1946)
A/Lt.Col. ?
Military Cross MC 21.12.1944 NW Europe 44-45
Mention in Despatches MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
30.06.1939     commissioned, General List (University Candidates) - Territorial Army
07.10.1939     commissioned, Scots Guards
(1944)     3rd (Tank) Battalion Scots Guards (NW Europe) (despatches)
17.08.1948     Lothians & Border Yeomanry - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Politician.
Whiteley,
John Percival
J.P. Whiteley
Son of Frank Whiteley, CMG, JP, Ilkley, Yorkshire, and Sarah Emiliy Whiteley. Married (1925) Amy Beatrice, daughter of H.G. Tetley, Alderbrook, Surrey; three sons. From London.
1898
Mafeking, South Africa
-
04.07.1943
(aircraft crash) [age 45]
[Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery, 1.A.7]
2nd Lt.
1916 [123922]
Lt.
10.11.1917
Lt. [Life Gds]
13.11.1926, seniority 31.08.1925 (retd 25.01.1928)
Capt.
24.03.1928
Maj.
10.03.1932
T/Lt.Col.
?
[A/ ?] Brig.
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.07.1940
distinguished services in the field
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
23.06.1942
?
Education: Shrewsbury School; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
1916


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
15.06.1920
-
29.10.1920
special appointment as Cipher Officer (Class HH)
13.11.1926
-
25.01.1928
transferred to & service in the Life Guards
25.01.1928


transferred to Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Regimental List Life Guards - Class II
25.01.1928
-
23.03.1928
Lieutenant, 393rd (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Battery, 99th (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Yeomanry) Army Field Brigade, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army (Aylesbury, UK)
24.03.1928
-
09.03.1932
Battery Captain, 393rd (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Battery, 99th (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Yeomanry) Army Field Brigade, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army (Aylesbury, UK)
10.03.1932
-
(01.1939)
Officer Commanding, 393rd (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Battery, 99th (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Yeomanry) Army Field Brigade, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army (Aylesbury, UK)
24.08.1939

mobilized TA
early 1940s


Commanding Officer, 99th (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery



Brigadier General Staff [?]
04.07.1943


died in the Liberator Mk II AL523 (also carrying Polish general Vladislav Sikorski) that crashed just after take-off from Gibraltar
Member of Parliament (MP) (Nat. U.), County of Bucks, Buckingham Division, 14.06.1937-04.07.1943. Justice of the Peace (JP), Bucks., 1930. Military Member, Territorial Army Association, Buckinghamshire, (04.1941).
Whitfield,
Walter [Waller Wesley]
W. Whitfield
(06?).1902
Eton district, Buckinghamshire
-
1948
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
WS/RSM
?
Lt. QM
29.09.1943 [325826]



served in the ranks, Royal Berkshire Regiment
29.09.1943
 
 
commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Whitlock,
Mark Peter
W. Whitfield
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Mark Kingsley Whitlock (1881-1968), and Louise Augusta Irmgart Heim (1895-1983).
Married (01.05.1946, Khartoum, Sudan) 3rd Officer Mary Jane Rosamund "Molly" Hall, WRNS (06.01.1922 - ), daughter (with two sisters) of Col. Sir Lionel Reid Hall of Dunglass, 12th Bt. (1898-1975), and Mary Marjoribanks Moore Heath; three sons, two daughters.
17.04.1917
St Giles district, London
-
01.05.2009
in hospital (formerly of Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk)
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 30.07.1939 [96061]
WS/Lt. 30.01.1941
Lt. 11.04.1945 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 20.04.1941-06.08.1943
WS/Capt. 07.08.1943
T/Maj. 07.08.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 21.06.1945 Mediterranean [recommendation available upon request]
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 13.07.1951 -
Education: Downside School; Cambridge University (Clare College; BA 1938, MA 1942); LLM 1985 (LLB 1951).
      late Cadet Serjeant, Downside School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
      served in the ranks, The Honourable Artillery Company, Royal Horse Artillery
30.07.1939     commissioned, 2nd/8th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
1943 - 1944 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (Staff Duties), 3 Corps (Greece) (despatches)
Solicitor, London.
Whitton,
Frederic Milner
F.M. Whitton

23.09.1906
Richmond district, Yorkshire
-
01.1990
Northumberland North Second district, Northumberland
Fus.
?
2nd Lt.
16.08.1939 [95121]
WS/Lt.
16.02.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
16.08.1939
 
 
commissioned, 9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
(1940)
 
 
9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (France)
?
-
05.12.1951
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Whyte,
Alistair Gordon Donald
A.G.D. Whyte

Only son of Mr & Mrs Whyte, of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Married (1936?) Eveline Mackie, MA, youngest daughter of Adam Mackie, and Mrs Mackie, of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; ... children (one daughter?).
10.05.1907
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
1985
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Lt. 07.06.1934 [56558]
02.07.1934, seniority 02.07.1933
Capt. 02.07.1935, seniority 02.07.1934
A/Maj. 13.01.1940-12.04.1940
T/Maj. 13.04.1940-01.07.1943
Maj. 02.07.1943
A/Lt.Col. 07.08.1945-06.11.1945
T/Lt.Col. 07.11.1945-14.05.1948
Lt.Col. 15.05.1948
T/Col. 30.09.1953-(01.1957)
Col. 01.06.1957 (retd 06.10.1959; disability)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 01.01.1959 New Year 59
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 11.05.1937 Palestine
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1945 ?
General Service Medal & clasp Palestine 1936-39. 1939-1945 Star. Africa Star. War Medal 1939-1945.
Education: MA 1927; MB, ChB (Aberdeen) 1931; graded Surgeon 1939; Specialist in Surgery 1947; FRCS (Edinburgh) 1947.
      from General List - Territorial Army
07.06.1934     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [short service commission]
1935 - 1936 served Egypt
1936 - 1937? served Palestine
1937 - 1939 served Egypt
02.07.1939     permanent commission
13.01.1940 - 08.05.1941 Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS), ... (Middle East Forces)
1941 - 1945 POW in Italian & German captivity
07.08.1945 - 22.02.1946 Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), HQ Scottish Command
1947 - 1948 Officer-in-Charge Surgical Division, Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Millbank
1948 - 1950 Officer-in-Charge Surgical Division, Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot
15.11.1950 - 19.06.1953 Officer-in-Charge Surgical Division, British Military Hospital Fayid
30.09.1953 - 09.03.1956 Consulting Surgeon HQ British Army of the Rhine
01.04.1956 - 1959 Consulting Surgeon, Royal Army Medical College (Millbank)
Lecturer in anatomy at Aberdeen Medical School for ten years. Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Wickham-Boynton,
Marcus William

M.W. Wickham-Boynton
Second son of Capt. Thomas Lampugh Wickham (1869-1942), DL, JP, of Boston Spa, and Cycely Mabel Boynton (1877-1947), of Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire.
06.04.1904
Burton Agnes, Yorkshire
-
19.12.1989
Bridlington, Yorkshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.05.1940 [133267]
WS/Lt. 01.07.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Capt. 01.07.1941-(10.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Education: St Davids, Reigate, Eton, and France.
25.05.1940     commissioned, Welsh Guards [emergency commission]
1942 - 1944 served at General Headquarters (GHQ)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), 1959. Justice of the Peace (JP), 1945. High Sherriff, 1953.
Widdrington,
Francis Nathaniel Heron
F.H. Widdrington
Son of Brig.Gen. Bertram FitzHerbert Widdrington (1873-1942), and Clothilde Enid Onslow-Ford (died 1952).
Married (21.04.1949) Leila Gabrielle Garforth-Bles.
05.01.1920
Alnwick district, Northumberland
-
09.2008 still alive at Newton Hall, Newton On The Moor, Morpeth, Northumbria
2nd Lt.
03.07.1939 [95572]
Lt.
03.01.1941
A/Capt.
23.07.1945-22.10.1945
T/Capt.
23.10.1945-(04.1946)
Capt.
01.07.1946 (retd 05.09.1949)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
General Service Medal Gen SM
-
-
03.07.1939


commissioned, Welsh Guards
(1944)
-
(1945)
1st Battalion Welsh Guards (NW Europe)
Wield,
William John Graham
W.J.G. Wield (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Wield)

Son of William and Elizabeth Thomson Graham Wield.
Husband of Agnes Reid Wield (née Cannon), of Dumfries; two daughters, one son.
1913
Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
-
08.09.1946
(KIA) [age 33]
[Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar, 2.J.15]
Pte. 1935
2nd Lt. 09.03.1940 [124773]
WS/Lt. 29.08.1940
A/Capt. ?
1935 -  1940 enlisted service, 1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
? - 09.03.1940 166th Officer Cadet Training Unit
09.03.1940     commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
      served in Malta, Palestine, France and Belgium before joining the Royal Indian Army Service Corps in 1941 and serving in Burma (now Myanmar); returned home for 5 months in 1945 before signing up for another 5 years service with RIASC; disembarked at Rangoon in May 1946, during the uprisings later that year he drowned trying to save another's life; he suffered severe burns earlier in his career
Wienholt,
Arnold
A. Wienholt
Son of Edward and Ellen Wienholt.
Husband of Enid F. Wienholt, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

25.11.1877
Goomburra, Queensland
-
10.09.1940
[age 62]
[Khartoum Memorial, panel 2]
2nd Lt.
? [183659]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.10.1918
*
Military Cross MC
?
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
* For continuous gallant conduct and endurance under most trying circumstances during a period of six months in the bush. He performed a most arduous march, during which his party were more than once attacked by superior enemy forces, through the unknown country which he had to reconnoitre and report on, and finally succeeded in gaining touch with a column as ordered. He performed many other successful reconnaissances during which he had several encounters with the enemy, and furnished valuable information with regard to their movements. Throughout he showed great courage and endurance, and rendered most valuable service.
Grazier (cattle), Queensland, Australia, 1908-1935?. Liberal/conservative politician, Queensland, Australia, 1909-1935. Was elected member for Fassifern in the Queensland Parliament (1909-13 and 1930-35) and Member for Moreton in the Australian Federal Parliament (1919-22). War correspondent, overseas, 1935.
1900
-
1901
served colonial militia (Australia), Queensland, Australia (South African War): Private (Sergeant 01.06.1900), 4 (Queensland Imperial Bushmen) Contingent
1914
-
1918
served First Great War



commissioned, General List
?
-
10.09.1940
101 Mission (Abyssinian Border) (possibly executed for spying by a rival power)
Wigg,
Derrick Edmund [Will Playford]
D.E. Wigg
Residences: Gorleston (1945), Acle, Norwich (1976).
11.1912 *
-
02.06.1976

* either 01.11.1912 or 06.11.1912
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.04.1942 [232183]
WS/Lt.
04.10.1942
T/Capt.
20.04.1945
Maj. TA
04.10.1947
Lt.Col. TA
30.11.1953 (retd 30.11.1957)
Military Cross MC
22.03.1945
NW Europe [raid on enemy supply dump at Oss, Holland]
Mention in Despatches MID
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
?
?
04.04.1942


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
1944/45


NW Europe (ended the war protecting Dutch electrical manufactures from pilfering and looting)
04.1.1947
-
30.11.1957
served Territorial Army
30.11.1957
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Wiggins,
Cyril Edward Major
C.E.M. Wiggins
Son of Edward Alfred and Edith May Wiggins; husband of Joyce Wiggins, of Marylebone, London.
(12?).1906
Epping, Essex
-
10.11.1944
(KIA) [age 38]
[Nederweert War Cemetery, The Netherlands, II.E.7]

Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.09.1940 [149694]
WS/Lt.
17.07.1941
T/Capt.
31.03.1942-10.11.1944
21.09.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
?
-
10.11.1944
494th Field Battery, 131st (City of Glasgow) Field Regiment RA
[killed in action by shellburst while serving as an Observation Post officer in the Ommel area, The Netherlands]
Wight-Boycott,
Denys Reginald
D.R. Wight-Boycott
Married Mary ...
14.10.1908
-
06.1988
Bracknell, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
15.06.1932 [53229]
Lt.
15.06.1935
WS/Capt.
16.04.1943
T/Maj.
16.04.1943
Hon. Maj.
1945/46 (reld)
Capt.
01.09.1949
Education: St. Edmund's College (1922-1924)



late Cadet, St. Edmund's College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

15.06.1932


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
15.06.1932
-
(01.1937)
162nd (City of London) Battery, 54th (City of London) Anti-Aircraft Brigade - Territorial Army
24.04.1937
-
01.11.1958
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
08.07.1942
-
(04.1944)
Instructor in Gunnery (Field), Gunnery Wing, School of Artillery (Larkhill, Salisbury Plain, Wilts.)



Commanding Officer,  No.1 Forward Observer Unit RA (with 1st Airborne Corps HQ)
Wightman,
George Richardson
G.R. Wightman
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Thomas Scott Sanderson Wightman (1885-1922), and Margaret Henderson Richardson (1886-1976).
Married 1st (06.10.1939, St Andrew's Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland) Anne Patricia Bryham Oliver (04.06.1916 - 01.1964), daughter (with two sisters and one brother) of Charles Bryham Oliver (1886-1958), and Ellen Jane Shanley (1889-1965); two daughters, one son.
Married 2nd (04.1972, Lower Agbrigg, West Riding of Yorkshire) ...; one daughter.
30.04.1914
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
18.11.1987
Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, Yorkshire
Lt. 15.05.1941 [185950]
WS/Capt. 15.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Hon. Maj. ?
Education: Edinburgh University (MB, ChB; 20.07.1939); MRCGP (1953).
15.05.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa
General practitioner, Chapelthorpe, nr Wakefield, Yorkshire.
Wigram,
Gerald Frederic
G.F. Wigram
(03?).1917
Hampstead, Greater London
-
2003 still alive at Calverleigh, 
Tiverton, Devon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.06.1940 [322601]
WS/Lt.
12.12.1941
T/Capt.
01.12.1943-(04.1946)
12.06.1940


commissioned, General List, Infantry - African Colonial Forces Section [emergency commission]



served, Kenya Regiment
Wilberforce,
William Alfred Charles

W.A.C. Wilberforce (Photo coutersy of Mr Peter Wilberforce)
Married Cecilia Egerton Guest (1906-1981); one son.
28.01.1898
-
12.1981
Shepway district, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 27.03.1941 [181650]
A/Lt. 26.03.1941-20.06.1942
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
A/Capt. 21.01.1942-20.06.1942
T/Capt. 21.06.1942-(10.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 10.1945, < 01.1946
Civilian Garrison Engineer at Western Heights Dover from late 1938 to 1941.
27.03.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Wilcox,
Samuel John

H.W.H. Wild
Son of John T. Wilcox, and Emily Jane A. Harrison.
Married ((06?).1925, Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire) Edith Ann Wilcox ((03?).1889 - (06?).1959), daughter of Joseph Chamberlain Wilcox (1855-), and Anna Maria B. Smith (1864-).
06.06.1894
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
(09?).1978
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
Wt.Offr. class II ?
Lt. 25.02.1941 [173528]
T/Capt. 16.09.1942-(07.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Capt. 01.05.1947
Maj. 16.12.1947 (retd 15.07.1953)
Lt. 15.07.1953
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE ? ?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 08.02.1949 2nd clasp
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 01.12.1953 -
WW I     served as Corporal & Company Sergeant-Major in the 1/5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
25.02.1941     commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
(04.1944) - (07.1945) serving with Home Guard
01.05.1947 - 15.07.1953 commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment - Territorial Army [exceeded age limit]
15.07.1953     commissioned, Gloucester Contingent, Army Cadet Force - Territorial Army
Wild,
Harold Wilfred Harmsworth

H.W.H. Wild
Elder son (with three sisters and one brother) of Lt.Col. Wilfred Hubert Wild, Northumberland Fusiliers, and Violet Grace Harmsworth.
Married (19.10.1940, Leicester district, Leicestershire) Winifred Mary Hutchinson.
12.12.1906
Barnet district, Greater London
-
25.01.1947
Fayrsstede, Denham, Eton district, Buckinghamshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 16.03.1940 [123620]
WS/Lt. 16.09.1941
WS/Capt. 14.08.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 14.08.1945-...
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
Education: BA.
16.03.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
19.11.1940     transferred, Intelligence Corps
18.04.1942     transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
Wildey,
Alec Warren Greenlaw
A.W.G. Wildey

Son of Surg.R.Adm. Alexander Gascoigne Wildey, CB (?-1934), of Churt, Surrey.
Married 1st (30.05.1916, Malling district, Kent) Joan Baldock (18.05.1887 - 1942), daughter of F.A. Baldock, of Bodmin, Cornwall; one son.
Married 2nd ((09?).1964, Dunmow district, Essex) Mrs Joan Isobel Moller, of Felsted, Essex.
24.07.1890
Stoke Damerel district, Devon
-
(03?).1981
Huntingdon district, Cambridgeshire
2nd Lt. 23.12.1910
Lt. 23.12.1913
T/Capt. 11.08.1915-07.08.1916
Capt. 08.08.1916
A/Maj. 25.09.1916-27.05.1917,
13.06.1917-10.07.1919
Maj. 01.01.1929
Lt.Col. 01.07.1937
Col. 22.08.1940, seniority 01.07.1940 (supernumerary 24.07.1915) (retd 20.06.1946)
A/Brig. 26.04.1940-25.10.1940
T/Brig. 25.10.1940-20.06.1946
Hon. Brig. 20.06.1946
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.08.1946 Malaya & Singapore
Military Cross MC 31.05.1916 ?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - & clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: Felsted School; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (psc).
23.12.1910     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
03.10.1914 - 04.01.1915 served in France & Belgium (wounded)
25.03.1915 - 10.10.1917 served in France & Belgium (wounded)
24.09.1919 - 23.09.1922 Adjuant, ...
01.09.1924 - 17.02.1926 Staff Captain, India
22.01.1930 - 14.03.1932 Staff Officer Royal Artillery (SORA) (General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3)), Wessex Area, Southern Command
15.03.1932 - 21.01.1934 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), London District
21.01.1936 - 31.01.1937 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Royal Army Service Corps Training Centre
11.1937? - ? Commander, 3rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA (Singapore)
26.04.1940 - 15.02.1942 Commander, HQ Anti-Aircraft Defences, Malaya (CBE)
Wilding,
Harry Reuben
H.R. Wilding
Married (divorced 1946); one son.
11.01.1920
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
02.1987
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
02.07.1939 [93991]
WS/Lt.
02.01.1941 (dismissed the Service by sentence of a General Court Martial 13.07.1945)
T/Capt.
13.11.1942-(04.1944)
02.07.1939


commissioned, 5th/7th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
(04.1941)
 
 
specially employed



served North Africa, probably also Sicily, Italy (involved in the attack on the machine gun line at Sferro) & France
Settled in British Guiana, and later became a successful businessman in the United States.
Wilkie,
Thomas George
T.G. Wilkie
25.03.1913
Cupar, Fife, Scotland
-
15.09.1967
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.10.1941 [217672]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. ? ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Had been in Rangoon since 1937 working as for a firm called A Scott & Sons and joined the Army at the outbreak of war.
26.10.1941     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      served in Burma (possibly with the Indian Army Service Corps, attached to the XIIIth Army)

Wilkins,
George Harry

G.H. Wilkins
Married in Burma an officer in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service.
?
-
?
[died in his 50s]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 09.10.1941 [212087]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 07.09.1943-31.12.1943
WS/Capt. 01.01.1944
T/Maj. 24.07.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 16.12.1943 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Education: Hull Grammar School. Played rugby & cricket.
09.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
Wilkins,
James French
J.F. Wilkins
Only son of Col. James Sutherland Wilkins, DSO, of Eye, Suffolk.
Married (11.01.1939, St Paul's, Knightsbridge) Grace Helen Gwendolen Stirling Home Drummond Murray (11.10.1904-), second daughter of Capt. William Augustus Stirling Home Drummond Murray and the Hon. Gwendolen Edwardes; two sons.
16.09.1906
Hartismere district, Suffolk
-
25.07.1971
Warmingham, Norwich district, Norfolk
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36918]
Lt.
30.08.1929
local Capt.
22.05.1935-28.09.1935
Capt.
30.09.1937
A/Maj.
29.12.1940-28.03.1941
T/Maj.
29.03.1941-29.08.1943
Maj.
30.08.1943
A/Lt.Col.
01.08.1945-31.01.1946
T/Lt.Col.
01.11.1945-24.03.1948,
16.07.1948-22.01.1951
Lt.Col.
23.01.1951 (supernumerary 23.01.1954) (Employed List (1) 23.01.1953) (retd 29.10.1957)
A/Col.
10.09.1945-24.02.1946
T/Col.
05.03.1953-02.06.1956
A/Brig.
10.09.1945-24.02.1946
Hon. Col.
29.10.1957
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc).
30.08.1926


commissioned, The Norfolk Regiment (laterThe Royal Norfolk Regiment)
(03.1931)


1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Sialkot)
(06.1933)
 
 
1st Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Sialkot (for Chakrata))
22.05.1935
-
28.09.1935
specially employed India
(10.1937)
 
 
2nd Battalion The Royal Norfolk Regiment (Aldershot (for Gibraltar))
(01.1939)
 
 
Garrison Adjutant, Gibraltar
?
-
?
?
01.11.1945
-
24.02.1946
Brigade Commander
16.07.1948
-
03.11.1950
Deputy Provost Marshal
05.03.1953
-
11.11.1954
Area Commander HQ Mauritius
29.11.1954
-
08.12.1955
Deputy District Commander, HQ 25th Armoured Brigade District, Middle East Land Forces
09.12.1955
-
22.03.1956
District Commander, Tripolitania
Wilkinson,
Bernard Cautley
B.C. Wilkinson
08.03.1900
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
09.1985
Leeds district, Yorkshire
2nd Lt.
20.12.1918 [27071]
Lt.
20.12.1920
T/Capt.
30.03.1929-15.01.1930
Capt.
16.01.1930
Maj.
01.08.1938 (retd 10.03.1949)
A/Lt.Col. ?
05.1943-11.1943
T/Lt.Col.
05.06.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Lt.Col.
10.03.1949

Iraq Operations 1919-20 Medal & Clasp.

20.12.1918
 
 
commissioned, The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
29.05.1926
-
30.04.1931
employed with King's African Rifles (from 03.02.1930 Company Commander, 3rd (Kenya) Battalion at Meru)
(06.1933)
 
 
2nd Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Agra)
(01.1937)
 
 
2nd Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Maymyo)
(01.1939)
 
 
1st Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Strensall)
05.1943
-
11.1943
Commanding Officer, 2nd Batalion The Worcestershire Regiment
Wilkinson,
Charles
C. Wilkinson
?
-
2nd Lt.
13.06.1924 [30111]
Lt.
13.06.1926
T/Capt.
21.10.1941
Lt.
01.04.1947, seniority 24.08.1939
Capt.
01.11.1947
Maj.
03.09.1952 (reld 30.05.1960)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Maj.
30.05.1960
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1959
New Year 59
Mention in Despatches MID
12.09.1946
as POW
13.06.1924
-
31.03.1947
commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [Class I]
24.08.1939


mobilized from the Reserve of Officers
(1940)
 
 
9th Battalion The Royal Nothumberland Fusiliers (France)
01.04.1947
-
14.05.1954
The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [short service commission]
15.05.1954
-
30.05.1960
Corps of Royal Military Police [short service commission]
Wilkinson,
Henry
H. Wilkinson
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.12.1942 [256134]
WS/Lt.
19.06.1943
T/Capt.
01.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
> 04.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) (13.04.1951) & 1st Clasp (13.04.1951)
19.12.1942


commissioned into The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
Wilkinson,
Jack Charles Thomas

J.C.T. Wilkinson
Son (with one sister) of John Henry "Jack" Wilkinson (1891-1968), and Amy Elizabeth Copsey (1891-1956).
Married (22.05.1945, London) Alma Edith Starling (22.05.1917 - 01.1997), daughter of George Stoddart Starling (1869-1937), and Winifred Marion Penny (1875-1952); one son.
19.07.1916
Colchester, Essex
-
17.01.1997
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Corporal ? [404099]
A/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 10.12.1944 [337390]
WS/Lt. 10.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 24.06.1943 Middle East 05-10.42
      served in the ranks, The Royal Dragoons (despatches)
      possibly Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
10.12.1944     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Wilkinson,
Martin John Durham
M.J.D. Wilkinson
Son of William D. Wilkinson, and Mabel Annie Jessel (1893-?).
09.08.1916
Kensington district, Greater London
-
09.2000
Lambeth district, London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.06.1940 [137337]
WS/Lt.
19.02.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt.
06.06.1944-(04.1946)
?
-
22.06.1940
either 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.06.1940


commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
17.07.1942
 
 
transferred, Royal Armoured Corps



attached, 3rd The King's Own Hussars
Wilkinson,
Ronald Joseph

R.J. Wilkinson
Son of ... Wlikinson, and ... Kearsley.
Married ... ; three sons, one daughter.
09.05.1916
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
05.2000
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1942 [241458]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1943 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
A?/Capt.? 1946?
22.08.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
      seconded to RIEME with the 7th Indian Division, in India 1943, Burma 1944-45, Siam 1945-1946 and Malaya 1946
Wilkinson,
Trevor Basil

T.B. Wilkinson
Son of Charles Edward Wilkinson (1869-1951), and Gertrude Ellen Eva Claris (1887-1959), of Eastlea, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
Married (01.08.1940) Ethel Sylvia Morley (14.01.1917 - 08.1988); ... children (two sons?).
08.04.1917
Hitchin district, Hertfordshire
-
12.2005
Chichester district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 15.03.1939 [86661]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 13.11.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ?
Capt. 15.03.1949
Hon. Maj. 15.03.1949
Education: Sherborne School (1931.1-1934; Lyon House; VI; XI 1934; XV 1934; Hockey 1934). Played cricket for Hertfordshire 1936-1938.
Stock Exchange.
     

late Cadet, Sherborne School Contingent, Officer Training Corps

15.03.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Supplementary Reserve (Category B, Employed)
24.08.1939     mobilized SR
      Adjutant-General's Directorate of Personal Services (AG3), General HQ, Middle East (Cairo, Egypt)
15.03.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Worked for Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., 1946-1977.
Wilkinson-Cox,
David Gordon
D. Wilkinson-Cox (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of Norman Wilkinson Cox, and Agnes M. Chaplin.
Married ((03?).1941, Northumberland South distrct, Northumberland) Audrey Smith, of Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
(03?).1922
Hammersmith district, London
-
09.04.1945
(KIA) [age 23]
[Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, 4.J.3]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.05.1944 [320931]
WS/Lt. 26.11.1944
Military Cross MC 01.03.1945 NW Europe 44-45 (won with the 1/7th at the Panheel Lock)
26.05.1944     commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
(1945) - 09.09.1945 1/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (NW Europe) (killed in action)
Will,
Ian Kennedy
I.K. Will (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939 [96961]
WS/Lt. 02.03.1941
T/Capt. 21.05.1941-(04.1944)
02.09.1939     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
(08.1942) - (1944) 1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk, then Italy)
Will,
Neil Fullerton Salmon
N.F.S. Will (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.10.1940 [153405]
WS/Lt. 19.04.1942
19.10.1940     commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     1st Battalion The London Scottish (Higham, Suffolk)
Willcock,
Cecil Martin

C.M. Willcock
Second son (with two brothers) of Edgar Douglas Willcock (1884-1938), and ... Hooper, of The Grey House, Albrighton, later of The Island, Oaken, nr Wolverhampton.
Brother of Lt. Douglas Brian Willcock, Parachute Regiment.
Married (30.08.1944, St Mary Magdalen, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire) Gwendoline Ethel Thornton, Section Officer WAAF, only daughter of Gp.Capt. & Mrs T.J.E. Thornton, of Cliftonville, Margate.
13.10.1917
Wolverhampton district, Shropshire
-
04.1997
Cardiff district
2nd Lt. 05.08.1939 [94631]
WS/Lt. 05.02.1941
T/Capt. 10.11.1943-(04.1946)
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Canford School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
      commissioned, 2nd/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
30.09.1941 - 03.1943 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
01.08.1942     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
Willcox,
[Sir] Henry Beresford Dennits
H.B.D. Willcox

30.04.1889
-
15.08.1968
2nd Lt.
20.12.1911 [4694]
...
...
Col.
29.06.1937, seniority 01.07.1932
A/Maj.Gen.
21.11.1939-08.03.1940
Maj.Gen.
09.03.1940, seniority 19.07.1938 (retd 21.08.1946)
A/Lt.Gen.
12.05.1941-11.05.1942
T/Lt.Gen.
12.05.1942-13.05.1942,
26.05.1942-(01.1946)
local Lt.Gen.
14.05.1942-25.05.1942
Hon. Lt.Gen.
21.08.1946

KCIE, 1945; CB 1942; DSO 1918; MC

20.12.1911


commissioned, Sherwood Foresters
...
-
...
...
16.10.1938
-
08.1939
Commander, 15th Infantry Brigade (York)
08.1939
-
19.11.1939
Commander, 13th Infantry Brigade (Catterick Camp)
21.11.1939
-
17.06.1940
Inspector of Infantry, War Office (London)
18.06.1940
-
11.05.1941
General Officer Commanding, 42nd (East Lancashire) Infantry Division (Home Forces)
12.05.1941
-
13.05.1942
General Officer Commanding, I Corps District (Home Forces)
1942
-
1944
General Officer Commanding, Central India
1944


Chairman of Army Reorganization Committee, to consider India's post­war defence needs
Willett,
John William Mills
J.W.M. Willett
S
on of Herbert William Mills, a master builder, and
Mary Amelia Tizard.
Married (23.02.1951) Anne Priscilla Sainsbury; two adopted children (one son, one daughter).
Residence: (1945) Farnham, surrey.

24.06.1917
Hampstead
-
20.08.2002
Le This, Normandy, France
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.07.1940 [138702]
WS/Lt.
04.01.1942
T/Capt.
22.01.1943-(04.1944)
T/Maj.
?
WS/Maj.
03.08.1945
T/Lt.Col.
03.08.1945-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
28.06.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1944
Middle East
Education: Winchester; Christ Church, Oxford (MA, 1939); Ruskin School of Art and Manchester Municipal College of Art.
?
-
04.07.1940
168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
04.07.1940


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
05.08.1942


transferred, Intelligence Corps



served with HQ 8th Army in Egypt, North Africa, and Italy
Editor, translator, and author. A leading expert on German author Bertolt Brecht.
Leader writer, Guardian, Manchester, England, 1948-51; assistant editor, Times Literary Supplement, London, 1960-67, planning editor, 1969-71. Instructor, California Institute of the Arts, 1972-73; visiting professor of drama, University of New South Wales, 1979. Visiting fellow, Australian National University, 1979. Memberships: Arts Council of Great Britain (member of art panel, 1980--).
Published: Popski : a life of Vladimir Peniakoff (1954); The theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study from eight aspects (1959); Brecht on theatre (1964; transl., ed. & author of notes); Art in a city (1967); Expressionism (1971); The theatre of Erwin Piscator (1978), etc.
Willett,
Terence Charles
"Terry"

T.C. Willett
23.12.1918
-
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
24.08.1939 [86726]
A/Capt.
29.12.1940-28.03.1941
T/Capt.
29.03.1941-31.07.1941,
11.08.1942-14.10.1942
WS/Capt.
15.10.1942
A/Maj.
15.07.1942-14.10.1942
T/Maj.
15.10.1942-12.10.1944
WS/Maj.
13.10.1944
A/Lt.Col.
13.07.1944-12.10.1944
T/Lt.Col.
13.10.1944-23.08.1946
Lt.
25.05.1946, seniority 23.06.1941
Capt.
01.07.1946
Maj,
23.12.1952 (retd 17.03.1958)
Hon. Lt.Col.
17.03.1958
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
11.1953
?
Education: Staff College (psc); air observation post pilot (aop); pilot, Helicopter (ph)



served in the ranks, Warwickshire Yeomanry - Territorial Army
08.04.1939


commissioned, 68th (South Midlands) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA to 24.05.1946
(07.1943)
-
(05.1944)
Commanding Officer, 654 Air Observation Post Squadron (Sicily landings, Cassino)
(1944?)


Commanding Officer, 43 Operational Training Unit (Andover)
Williams,
Albert Humphrey

A.H. Williams
From Resolven, Glamorgan.
(09?).1908
Neath district, Glamorgan
-
2nd Lt.
23.03.1932 [51336]
Lt.
23.03.1935
Capt.
10.07.1939
T/Maj.
13.02.1941-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
01.05.1943 (reld 1946?)
A/Lt.Col.
01.02.1943-01.09.1943
T/Lt.Col.
23.03.1944?-18.07.1944?,
19.08.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
1946?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.12.1943
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
10.10.1947
-
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
17.02.1950
1st clasp
23.03.1932
-
11.1939
commissioned, 7th (Montgomeryshire) Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
11.1939
-
01.09.1943
1st Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers
05.1940
-
08.1941
Officer Commanding, "A" Company (France [wounded] & UK)
08.1941
-
01.02.1943
Second-in-Command (UK & Burma)
01.02.1943
-
01.09.1943
Commanding Officer (Burma)
23.03.1944
-
18.07.1944
Commanding Officer, 7th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers (UK & France [wounded])
1946?
-
26.03.1952
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Williams,
Charles Riddell Dingwall

C.R.D. Williams
(06?).1902
Kensington, Greater London
-
2nd Lt.
28.01.1939
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
29.05.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
28.01.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
28.01.1939
-
(1939)
51st (London) Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"D" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
(04.1944)


Garrison Adjutant
Williams,
David Richard

C.R.D. Williams
(06?).1889
Ffestiniog, Wales
-
Spr.
1914? [62634]
T/2nd Lt.
30.01.1918 [161728]
T/Lt.
30.07.1919
T/Capt.
? (reld 1920/21)
Lt.
29.04.1941
T/Capt.
30.07.1941-(04.1947) (reld > 04.1947)
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
General Service Medal 1918-1962 GenSM
-
& clasp Kurdistan
India General Service Medal Ind GenSM
-
& clasp Afghanistan NW Frontier 19
Also found in the estate, but provenance unclear: DSO, OBE, French Croix de Guerre, (World War I) Mentioned in Despatches (3 x)
1914?


served in thre ranks, Royal Engineers (served in France from 23.08.1915)
30.01.1918


commissioned, Irish Guards (attached 1st Life Guards) [temporary commission]
Had an electrical contracting company in Wales called Captain D.R. Williams & Co. Electrical Engineers and Contractors.
29.04.1941


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Williams,
Edgar Vaughan

E.V. Williams
 
02.06.1916
Swansea district, Wales
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.02.1940 [117990]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1941
A/Capt. 01.11.1940-31.01.1941
T/Capt. 01.02.1941-16.02.1944
WS/Capt. 17.02.1944
A/Maj. 17.11.1943-16.02.1944
T/Maj. 17.02.1944-23.03.1944,
23.04.1944-(04.1946)
Lt. 16.06.1945, seniority 03.03.1941
Capt. 01.07.1946
Maj. 02.06.1952 (cashiered by sentence of a General Court Martial 19.03.1954)
      served in the ranks for 2 years, 324 days
? - 09.02.1940 mobilized Territorial Army
      168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.02.1940     commissioned, York and Lancaster Regiment [emergency commission to 15.06.1945]
      served in Burma & India
16.06.1945     permanent commission
? - 19.03.1954 1st Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment M.E.L.F.
Williams,
Edward Alexander Wilmot
"Alick"
E.A.W. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Archdale.)
Son of late Captain B.C.W. Williams, JP, DL, Herringston, Dorchester and Hon. Mrs Winifred Mary Williams (MBE 1920), elder daughter of 2nd Baron Addington. Married (1943) Sybilla Margaret Archdale, daughter of Col. Osmund Audley Archdale; one son, three daughters.
08.06.1910
Herringston, Dorchester, Dorset
-
09.11.1994
Herringston, Dorchester, Dorset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.08.1930 [47677]
Lt.
28.08.1933
Capt.
28.08.1938
A/Maj.
26.05.1941-25.08.1941
T/Maj.
26.08.1941-18.07.1943
WS/Maj.
19.07.1943
Maj.
01.07.1946
local Lt.Col.
26.03.1942-23.07.1942
A/Lt.Col.
19.04.1943-18.07.1943
T/Lt.Col.
19.07.1943-28.11.1943
31.01.1944-21.06.1952
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1951
Lt.Col.
13.10.1953
A/Col.
24.03.1945-19.04.1945
Col.
16.01.1956, seniority 08.06.1954
A/Brig.
24.03.1945-19.04.1945
T/Brig.
16.01.1956
Brig.
08.06.1958
T/Maj.Gen.
08.02.1960-13.02.1960
Maj.Gen.
13.02.1960 (retd 28.01.1965)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1962
New Year 62
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
12.06.1958
HM's birthday 58
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Military Cross MC
03.09.1940
gallant and distinguished services in recent operations
Mention in Despatches MID
03.02.1944
gallant and distinguished services in the field
Palestine 1936-1939 Medal and Clasp
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
28.08.1930


commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps (60th Rifles)
21.01.1939
-
19.06.1939
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps (Calais)
25.03.1942
-
23.07.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Senior Officers' School
31.07.1942
-
13.12.1942
Brigade Major, ... Brigade
15.12.1942
-
18.04.1943
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 1st Army
19.04.1943
-
17.10.1943
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Divisional HQ, ... Division
31.01.1944
-
08.03.1945 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps (Italy)
08.03.1945
-
23.03.1945
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Allied Force HQ
24.03.1945
-
19.04.1945
Brigadier General Staff (SD), ....
20.04.1945
-
30.09.1945
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
01.10.1945
-
12.1946
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (SD), General HQ Central Mediterranean Forces
1947


US Armed Forces Staff College (course 1)
08.09.1947
-
21.12.1949
Assistant Adjutant General, War Office
22.12.1949
-
08.06.1952
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Instructor), Joint Services Staff College
1954
-
1955
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion 60th Rifles
16.01.1956
-
1957
Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade
1958


Imperial Defence College
1959


Brigadier Author, War Office
08.02.1960
-
20.02.1962
General Officer Commanding, 2nd Division, British Army of the Rhine
01.06.1962
-
09.11.1962
Chief of Staff, General HQ, Far East Land
Forces
09.11.1962
-
10.11.1963
General Officer Commanding, Singapore
Base District
1964


Chairman, Vehicle Committee, Ministry of
Defence
01.02.1965
-
31.01.1968
Lieutenant, Army Cadet Force, Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve, Category IV, Section B, Dorset
Colonel Commandant, 2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets (The King's Royal Rifle Corps), 29.08.1965-31.12.1970. Deputy Lieutenant, Dorset, 05.07.1965; High Sheriff of Dorset, 1970-71.
Williams,
Edward Eyre Max
E.E.M. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
01.08.1912
-
15.01.1979
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [53688]
... ...
T/Maj. 01.10.1941-12.01.1942,
31.05.1942-26.06.1943,
14.07.1943-04.11.1944,
01.02.1945-(01.1946)
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 04.07.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 ?
01.09.1932     commissioned, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
... - ... ...
29.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Williams,
Edward Jeffrey *

E.J. Williams
* also found as: Edward Jeffery
28.01.1892
Sturminster, Dorset
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.12.1911
Lt.
?
Capt.
?
Maj.
01.10.1929 (retd 28.01.1939)
Maj.
01.12.1938 *

* Maj. (retd), Reserve of Officers

Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
25.12.1911


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
?
-
(03.1931)
20th Field Brigade RA (Catterick)
(06.1933)
-
(01.1937)
25th Field Brigade RA (Nowshera, then Jhansi)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
Officer Commanding, "C" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
Williams,
Edward Stephen Bruce
"Ted"

E.S.B. Williams
Son of late Maj.Gen. Sir Hugh Bruce Bruce-Williams, KCB, DSO (1865-1942), and Mabel Heward.
Married 1st (14.04.1925) Elizabeth Frances Chadwyck-Healey (died 1934), daughter of Sir Charles Edward Heley Chadwyck-Healey, 1st Bt. and Frances Katharine Wait.
Married 2nd (1938) Evelyn Agnes Clay (born 1906); two sons, two daughters (son David Arden Bruce Williams (1940-2007) was Colonel in the Royal Green Jackets).
02.11.1892
Pinhoe, Devon
-
20.01.1977
Winchester, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
20.09.1911 [1554]
Lt.
17.04.1913
Capt.
15.05.1915
Bt. Maj.
01.07.1930
Maj.
23.11.1932
local Lt.Col.
15.10.1930-14.10.1934
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1934
Lt.Col.
11.07.1938
Col.
08.02.1940, seniority 01.07.1937 (supernumerary 31.12.1944) (retd 30.12.1946)
A/Brig.
08.02.1940-07.08.1940
T/Brig.
08.08.1940-(04.1946)
Hon. Brig.
30.12.1946
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Mention in Despatches MID
15.05.1917
?
Légion d'Honneur, 5th class (France) LegH
?
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
& clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-

Iraq operations 1919-20 Medal & Clasp; Palestine 1936-39 Clasp

Education: Winchester College; (Infantry Company) Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College (psc); RN Staff College (ns); MA by decree Oxon (1934)
20.09.1911


commissioned, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
20.08.1914
-
19.10.1914
served France & Belgium
11.04.1915
-
13.03.1916
A.Sig.Serv. [= Air Signal Service ?] (from 25.05.1915-07.07.1915 Gallipoli, from 15.10.1915-18.03.1916 Egypt)
14.03.1916
-
22.07.1916
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Egyptian Expeditionary Force & France (from 06.06.1916) (wounded twice)
23.07.1916
-
06.04.1917
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), France
04.02.1918
-
07.07.1919
Brigade Major, Home Forces
08.07.1919
-
07.07.1922
Adjutant, ... (Iraq operations, 1919-1920)
31.08.1922
-
20.01.1926
Officer Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
21.01.1929
-
14.10.1930
General Staff Officer for Weapon Training (Class CC), Aldershot Command
15.10.1930
-
14.10.1934
Lt.Col. in Command, Oxford University Contingent, Officer Training Corps
(01.1937)


2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade (Malta)
11.07.1938
-
07.02.1940
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade (Palestine operations, 1939)
22.01.1940
-
31.01.1940
acting Commander, 7th Support Group (Egypt)
08.02.1940
-
29.07.1941
Commander, 182nd Infantry Brigade (UK)
30.07.1941
-
20.04.1943
Brigadier General Staff, Scottish Command (Home Forces)
1943
-
1946
Brigadier General Staff, East Africa Command
Played First Class cricket, 1922-1935.
Williams,
Geoffrey Francis John

G.F.J. Williams
Son of ... Williams, and ... O'Callaghan.
Married ((06?).1947, Solihull district, Warwickshire / West Midlands / Worcestershire) Maureen L. Wade; one son, one daughter.
30.03.1921
Wolverhampton district, Shropshire / Staffordshire / West Midlands
-
14.04.1994
North Cardinganshire district, Dyfed, Wales
Lt. 15.07.1944 [325705]
WS/Capt. 15.07.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1983 New Year 83
Education: Birmingham University (MB, ChB 23.12.1943); MRCOG 1949; FRCOG 1965.
15.07.1944     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      served in India & Burma (service group 57 and 80 Indian Para Field Ambulance)
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology Mid-Wales Group Hospitals (Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth, 1954-1986). Late Senior Registrar Obstetrics & Gynaecology, United Cardiff Hospitals & Glantawe Group Hospitals.
Williams,
George Torquil Gage
G.T.G. Williams, 1962 G.T.G. Williams, 1959
17.05.1920
-
10.2006 still alive at Bodmin
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.07.1939 [95617]
Lt.
03.01.1941
A/Capt.
28.02.1941-27.05.1941
T/Capt.
28.05.1941-03.12.1943,
07.02.1944-13.12.1945
WS/Capt.
14.12.1945
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
14.09.1945-13.12.1945
T/Maj.
14.12.1945-25.05.1947,
23.06.1947-17.12.1950
Maj.
03.07.1952
Lt.Col.
04.07.1962 (supernumerary 04.07.1965) (retd 31.03.1968)
03.07.1939


commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
24.03.1945
-
18.06.1945
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... Infantry Brigade
17.02.1951
-
30.06.1952
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
1954
-
1954
OC "A" Company 1st Battalion DCLI, Prospect Garrison Bermuda (then posted to Kingston, Jamaica later in 1954)
06.10.1959


regiment redesignated The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry
16.07.1965
-
(02.1967)
Commandant & Officer-in-Charge Records Hong Kong Mil. S.C.
Deputy Honorary Colonel, 6th Battalion The Light Infantry, 22.11.1979-22.11.1987.
A Vice-President, Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association.
Williams,
Griffith Owen

G.O. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Williams)
25.11.1892
Nantlle, Carnarvon district, Wales
-
10.01.1961
Paddington district, London
[buried at Mill Hill Cemetery]
Cpl.
? [26242] (reld 30.05.1918)
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.12.1940 [171156]
WS/Lt.
28.06.1942
T/Capt.
01.06.1943-06.02.1946
WS/Capt.
07.02.1946
T/Maj.
07.02.1946-(04.1947) (reld > 04.1947)
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-



served in World War I in the Royal Welch Fusiliers (in France from 04.12.1915 onwards; wounded)
28.12.1940


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
01.11.1942
 
 
transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section)



served in Egypt
Williams,
[Hon. Sir] Harold
H. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
01.06.1897
-
17.10.1971
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.09.1917 [11947]
...
...
T/Brig.
16.09.1942-24.08.1944,
25.10.1944-(01.1946)
Brig.
15.12.1948 (retd 30.03.1956)
T/Maj.Gen.
?
Hon. Maj.Gen.
30.03.1956
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
1956
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1953
?
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1946
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
?
28.09.1917


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
22.04.1940
-
16.08.1941
Commander Royal Engineers, ... Division
26.11.1941
-
17.03.1942
Staff Officer, Royal Engineers
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Williams,
Harry Arthur

H.A. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Tatham)
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Charles Henry Williams (1864-1953), and Kate Reynolds (1878-1956), of Manor Park.
Brother of F/O Eric Williams, RAFVR.
Married Philomena Mary ...
07.08.1906
Romford district, Essex
-
15.03.1971
Stepney district, London
2nd Lt. 01.08.1941 [195861] *
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942

* Without pay and allowances from Army Funds

01.08.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps for service with Expeditionary Force Institutes) [emergency commission]
Williams,
Hereward [Frederick Arthur] Minto

H.M. Williams
Married 1st ((03?).1930, Brentford district, Middlesex) Gladys E. Moore.
Married 2nd ((06?).1948, Worthing district, Sussex) Phyllis M. Hall, earlier (1930) married to Lt.Cdr. Reginald Charles Duff-Jones, RNVR, and later remarried ((09?).1955, Worthing district, Sussex) to Joseph William Ion Miles (19.03.1909 - 01.1985).
28.07.1907
-
23.05.1979
Chiswick, Ealing district, Middlesex
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 26.11.1941 [205323]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 24.11.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
      served in the ranks, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
26.11.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Williams,
the Rev. John Evan Gwyn Thomas
J.E.G.T. Williams
Son of Benjamin Evan Williams, and Hannah Thomas.
Married ((06?).1943, Carmarthen district, Carmarthenshire) Lynn B.J. Thomas.
01.06.1903
Llanwrtyd Wells, Brecknockshire, Wales
-
(03?).1981
Carmarthen district, Dyfed, Wales
Chapl. to the Forces 4th Class (Capt.) 27.08.1938 [76695]
Hon. CF 3rd Cl. > 04.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1952 New Year 52: Principal Chaplain, CCG
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 20.06.1950 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 28.11.1947 -
Education: University of Wales (MA, BSc (3rd cl. Geology, 1925), Diploma Education, 1926); St Michael College, Llandaff, 1928.
Deacon 1929, priest 1930. St David's, Curate of Llanbadarn Fawr, 1929-1936. Vicar of Llangunnock, 1936-1946.
12.02.1943 - 03.06.1958 commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department (Church of England) - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
1939 - 1945 served as Chaplain to the Forces (4th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry)
Chaplain (1946-1949), then Principal Chaplain (1949-1954), Control Commission Germany. Rural Dean of Germany, 1950-1954. Rural Dean of Belgium, 1954-(1967). Chaplain of St Boniface's, Antwerp, Diocese of London (North and Central Europe), 1954-(1967). Prebendary of Newington in St Paul's Cathedral, London, 1964-1974.
Williams,
[Sir] Leonard
L. Williams
Married (1948) Anne Taylor Witherley; three daughters.

19.09.1919
-
01.08.2006
[Liphook, Hampshire?]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
05.07.1941 [194639]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
04.07.1943-(04.1946)
Maj.
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
13.06.1981
HM's birthday 81
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1975
?
Education: St Olave's Grammar School, Southwark; King's College, London
Worked for Inland Revenue, 1938.
1940
-
1947
war service with the Royal Artillery (North Africa, Salerno, Italy, in charge of Corinth area in Greece, Vienna)
?
-
05.07.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
05.07.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



71st (West Riding) Field Regiment RA
Civil servant. Ministry of Defence, 1948; NATO, 1951-1954; Ministry of Supply (later 
Aviation), 1954; Ministry of Technology (later DTI), 1964; Imperial Defence College staff 1966; Deputy Secretary, 1973; Department of Energy, 1974-1976. Director­General for Energy, Commission of the European Communities, 1976-1981.
Williams,
Maurice Herbert

M.H. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Tory Williams)
Married (16.02.1924, Woolwich, Greater London / Kent) Ivy Stacey; ... children; (one daughter, one son?).
24.11.1900
Swindon, Wiltshire
-
(09?).1966
Swindon, Wiltshire
Gnr. (1924) [1034401]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.10.1941 [214440]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
      served in the ranks, Royal [Field] Artillery (1924 RA Barracks, Woolwich)
25.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Williams,
Owen Henry

O.H. Williams
Married 1st ((12?).1940, Liverpool North district) Mabel Senior (died 17.01.1942); one son.
Married 2nd (09?).1942, West Cheshire district) Joyce May Hakon Deavin (02.05.1921 - 01.2004); two sons.
22.05.1915
-
10.1992
New Forest district, Hampshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.12.1940 [160714]
WS/Lt. 07.06.1942
T/Capt. 20.12.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ?
Capt. RARO 01.01.1949
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1949
Capt. 12.03.1951, seniority 23.09.1950
Maj. 19.09.1958 (reld 22.09.1968)
Hon. Maj. 22.09.1968
? - 07.12.1940 Officer Cadet Training Unit
07.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
01.01.1949 - 12.03.1951 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
12.03.1951 - 22.09.1968 short service commission
Williams,
Richard Brian

R.B. Williams
From Bedford.
?
-
2nd Lt.
13.06.1936 [67889]
Lt.
13.06.1939
A/Capt.
24.09.1939-(11.1939)
T/Capt.
24.12.1939-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
01.03.1943
T/Maj.
01.03.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
29.09.1944
Maj.
01.05.1947, seniority 18.11.1945
Lt.Col.
01.04.1950
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
06.01.1944
Middle East
Territorial Decoration TD
12.12.1950
& 1st clasp



late Cadet, Bedford Modern School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
13.06.1936


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
13.06.1936
-
(01.1939)
417th (Bedfordshire) Battery, 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment RA (Bedford)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"D" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
Williams,
Thomas Cyril Baines

T.C.B. Williams
16.03.1907
Bedwelty district, Monmouthshire
-
01.1999
Alton district, Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.02.1943 [262878]
WS/Lt.
12.08.1943 (reld 07.01.1946; disability)
T/Capt.
1945?
Hon. Capt.
07.01.1946
12.02.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
FCIS
Williams,
Thomas Henry
"Tom"

T.H. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom Williams Henshaw)
Residence: Luton, later Slatash, Cornwall.
1910
-
02.1971
Sgt.
?
Lt.
24.12.1940 [161374]
WS/Capt.
15.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj.
15.08.1943-(04.1944)
24.12.1940


commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers [emergency commission]
1942
-
1943
Digby Air Force base
1943
-
1943/44
served in Gold Coast
1943/44
-
1944
served in UK
1944
- 1945/46 served in Ghana & Burma (suffered bouts of malaria)



couldn't settle into civilian life and rejoined army
Williams,
Trevor Humphrey

T.H. Williams
?
-
Cadet
? [14604155]
2nd Lt.
13.05.1944 [320007]
WS/Lt.
13.11.1944
13.05.1944


commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers [emergency commission]
Williams,
William Arthur Wellesley

W.A.W. Williams
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Lewis Williams (1876-), and Mabel Eveline Chamberlain (1882-1968).
Married ((09?).1940, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Hilda Marjorie Bryer (24.02.1914 - 23.12.1987), daughter (with five brothers and two sisters) of George Bryer (1878-1950), and Lavinia Pick (1877-1951); one son, two daughters.
28.08.1913
Sydenham, London
-
26.10.1968
Eastbourne district, Sussex
2nd Lt. * 19.04.1944 [318805]
WS/Lt. 27.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 27.09.1944-(04.1946)

* Without pay and allowances from Army Funds

19.04.1944     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
Electronics engineer.
Williamson,
Joseph

J. Williamson
1892
Pendleton, Lancashire
-
12.04.1957
Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells
T/2nd Lt. ? [59883]
T/Capt. 16.04.1919 (reld 16.09.1919; retaining rank of 2nd Lt.)
2nd Lt. 21.08.1931, seniority 16.08.1930
WS/Lt. 10.06.1940 (reld 09.02.1944; ill-health)
1918? - 16.09.1919 commissioned, 8th Service Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment [temporary commission]
21.08.1931     commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized RARO
05.11.1939     transferred, Pioneer Corps
 
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