British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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Willis,
John Christopher Temple

J.C.T. Willis
Son of Paymaster Captain
G.H.A. Willis and Adela Willis
(née Frere).
Married (1927) Ursula
Frances Galpin; one son,
one daughter.
14.05.1900
Weymouth district, Dorset
-
12.10.1969
2nd Lt.
17.07.1919 [19240]
Lt.
17.07.1921
Capt.
17.07.1930
Maj.
01.08.1938
local Lt.Col.
22.08.1939-20.11.1940
A/Lt.Col.
21.11.1940-20.02.1941
T/Lt.Col.
21.02.1941-26.04.1944
WS/Lt.Col.
27.04.1944
Lt.Col.
27.06.1945
A/Col.
27.10.1943-26.04.1944
T/Col.
27.04.1944-31.03.1947
Col.
01.04.1947 (supernumerary 01.04.1953)
T/Brig.
01.06.1949-04.04.1952
Brig.
05.04.1952
T/Maj.Gen.
24.07.1953-20.08.1953
Maj.Gen.
21.08.1953 (retd 29.06.1957)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1956
?
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1953
?


Education: Uppingham; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
17.07.1919


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1923
-
1926
Malayan Survey Section, RE
21.01.1927
-
20.01.1931
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
21.01.1931
-
04.02.1935
Ordnance Survey (employed under Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries [Adjutant 06.09.1931])
05.02.1935
-
24.10.1937
Assistant Instructor in Survey (Class DD), School of Military Engineering, Chatham
1937
-
1939
Jamaican Survey Section, RE
14.02.1939
-
21.08.1939
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
22.08.1939
-
20.11.1940
specially employed as Assistant Director of Intelligence (Maps), Air Ministry
21.11.1940
-
26.10.1943
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Directorate of Military Operations and Plans, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, The War Office
27.10.1943
-
14.10.1945
Deputy Director of Military Survey, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, The War Office
15.10.1945
-
19.03.1948
Director of Survey, South East Asia Command
13.07.1948
-
31.05.1949
Deputy Director of Ordnance Survey, War Office
01.06.1949
-
22.05.1953
Director of Military Survey, War Office
24.07.1953
-
1957
Director-General of Ordnance Survey, War Office
Justice of the Peace (JP), 1957. RI, RSMA.
Willis Fleming,
Richard Hugh
P.W. Jeffries
Son of ... Fleming, and ... Charrington.
Married Sonia (née ...); two step-daughters.
20.01.1921
Isle of Wight
-
28.12.2006
[Gillingham, Dorset ?]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
31.12.1939 [112860]
Lt.
01.07.1941
A/Capt.
12.08.1942-11.11.1942
T/Capt.
12.11.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
?
Capt.
01.07.1946 (reld 13.05.1948)
A/Maj.
23.12.1944-(01.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
?



served in the ranks for 120 days



Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
31.12.1939


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
Willmott,
Leonard Richard Douglas
"Len"
L.R.D. Willmott
L.R.D. Willmott
Son of Arthur, former Sgt.Maj. RASC and Georgette Willmott.
Married (22.04.1944) Connie Crossland.
From Chipping Sodbury, Hertfordshire.

23.06.1921
Battersea, Greater London
-
24.05.1993

Signalman
01.07.1936 [2325304]
L/Cpl.
?
Sgt.
?
2nd Lt.
11.08.1944 [328521]
WS/Lt.
1945?
Lt.
07.09.1946, seniority 23.12.1943
A/Capt.
21.05.1946-20.08.1946
T/Capt.
21.08.1946-22.06.1948
Capt.
23.06.1948 (retd 16.01.1962)
T/Maj.
06.04.1954-22.09.1954,
14.10.1954-(02.1957)
Hon. Maj.
16.01.1962
Military Medal MM
03.02.1944
Middle East (Special Operations)
British Empire Medal BEM
14.10.1943
Middle East (Special Operations)
Croix de Guerre (with gold star) (France) CdeG
1945?
?
Bronzen Leeuw (Bronze Lion) (The Netherlands) BL
23.05.1947
05.09.1946
Arnhem 09.44 [second date of Royal Dutch Decree]
Verzetsherdenkingskruis (Resistance Commemorative Cross) (The Netherlands) VHK
31.10.1986
-
01.07.1936


entered the Army as a boy signaller (Royal Corps of Signals) [served in the ranks for 8 years, 41 days]



seconded to Special Operations Executive & Special Air Service Regiment:
1939


served in Poland
1941?


served in Greece
11.08.1944


commissioned, General List [immediate emergency commission to 06.09.1946]
1944


parachuted into Britanny (France) as wireless operator for the French resistance (Croix de Guerre)
17.09.1944


wireless operator on a Jedburgh Team at Hellendoorn, Overijssel, The Netherlands (codename "Edward")
18.12.1945


transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
1945


liberation of Belsen concentration camp



brought refugees out of East Germany
07.09.1946


permanent commission



involved in Greek Civil War
1951


served Malaysia ("Malayan Emergency")
Literature: John Simpson & Mark Adkin, The quiet operator : Special Forces signaller extraordinary : the story of Major L.R.D. Willmott (1993)
Willmott,
Miss
Mary
M. Willmott (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
2/Sub.
12.02.1943 [263920]
WS/Sub.
12.08.1943
T/Jun.Comd.
01.05.1945-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
?
?
12.02.1943


commissioned, Auxiliary Territorial Service 
19.11.1943
-
(04.1946)
Assistant to Chief Principal Matron, Directorate of Medical Services, Adjuntant-General's Branch, HQ India
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India
Wills,
Walter Edward
W.E. Wills

Son of John Henry and Henrietta Wills.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
20.02.1901
Kingswinford, Stourbridge district, Staffordshire
-
23.05.1985
Brent district, Middlesex
2nd Lt. 19.08.1940 [142559]
WS/Lt. 19.02.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 17.03.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
19.08.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      seconded, Indian Army
01.10.1944     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Willson,
Trevor Grover
T.G. Willson, 1946 (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy Willson)
T.G. Willson, 2006 (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy Willson)
Married (09.1946) Machteld Heleen Joan Fromberg (a member of the Dutch underground from Arnhem*); three sons.

* She was captured by the Gestapo and sentenced
to death by firing squad at Lunteren (de Wormshof) but was liberated by the advancing Canadians. She was then part of the provisional Dutch governing authority but resigned, for reasons of her own.
24.10.1921
Wallington, nr Croydon, Surrey
-
2nd Lt.
28.06.1941 [193767]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt.
1944
28.06.1941     commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
28.06.1941
-
1942
9th Battalion The Border Regiment
1942
-
1943?
seconded to 7th/11th Sikh Regiment (Razmak, India [NW Frontier, later Quetta])
1943?
-
1945
seconded to the Indian Army Ordnance Corps (Cheokka, near Allahabad)
1945
-
1946
returned to the UK and posted to a Royal Army Ordnance Corps vehicle unit (Deelen, near Arnhem, The Netherlands)
09.01.1946


transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Took a position in the Guildhall, City of London Corporation and remained there until his retirement as the assistant Town Clerk.
Wilmot,
Gordon Darwin
G.D. Wilmot (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin) G.D. Wilmot
Second son of Capt. Sacheverel Darwin Wilmot, RA, of Farnham, Surrey.
Married (1941).
30.03.1918
Ranikhet, India
-
2nd Lt. 25.08.1938
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 20.10.1941-19.01.1942
T/Capt. 20.01.1942-11.02.1943,
06.04.1943-19.12.1944
WS/Capt. 20.12.1944
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 20.09.1944-19.12.1944
T/Maj. 20.12.1944-03.01.1945,
01.06.1945-24.08.1951
Maj. 25.08.1951 (retd 30.05.1959)
Education: Rugby (1931.3-1935.2; Stanley House; R. VIII 1934); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1937-1938).
25.08.1938     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
? - 05.1940 Officer Commanding, 15 Platoon "C" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (wounded & evacuated)
1943 - 1945 glider battalion, 1st Airborne Division (in command of 2nd Seaborne Element of 1st Airlanding Brigade for the Arnhem operation 09.1944)
Social Services Department, West Sussex County Council.
Wilmot,
Reginald Thomas Dorrien
"Tom"
R.T.D. Wilmot
Son of ... Wilmot, Army doctor, and ... Dorrien.
Married; two (?) sons.

11.03.1915
Elham district, Kent
-
15.02.2007
London
2nd Lt.
22.10.1939 [105357]
WS/Lt.
22.04.1941
T/Capt.
23.08.1941-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
?
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
& 8th Army Clasp
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal DefM
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Education: Tonbridge (1928-1933)
1936


Inns of Court Regiment (3rd Cavalry Officer Cadet Training Wing) [personal number 55284?]
22.10.1939


commissioned, Leicestershire Yeomanry [emergency commission]
15.02.1940


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery



spent most of the war in North Africa, including Alamein, the Middle East and Italy; in 1944 he volunteered to act as liaison with the partisans and during street fighting in Florence was wounded when the partisan leader he was assigned to was killed; he ended the war in Germany, back with the Leicester Yeomanry as part of the Guards Armoured Division
Chief executive of the British Insurance Association [later: Association of British Insurers] (from 1946 to 1971) who set up the World Fire Statistics Centre.
Wilson,
Dudley Norman
D.N. Wilson
 
Son (with one sister and one brother) of S/Sgt. Ernest Edward Wilson, IML (1879-), and Isabella Florence Cook.
Married ((03?).1941, Gravesend district, Kent) Evelyn Rose Rayner
(18.11.1922 - 13.06.2007); four daughters, one son.
10.05.1915
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
-
07.1988
Rustington, Worthing district, West Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.05.1941 [186338]
WS/Lt. 27.05.1941
T/Capt. 21.03.1942-23.09.1943
WS/Capt. 24.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. 24.09.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma / Eastern Front of India
      Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.05.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Wilson,
Eric Charles Twelves
G. Wilson G. Wilson
G. Wilson
G. Wilson
G. Wilson G. Wilson
Son of Rev. Cecil Caradoc Carus Wilson, and ... Twelves.
Married 1st (1943) Ann (from whom he obtained a divorce, 1953), daughter of Maj. Humphrey Pleydell­Bouverie, MBE; two sons.
Married 2nd (1953) Angela Joy, daughter of Lt.Col. J.McK. Gordon, MC; one son.
02.10.1912
Sandown, Isle of Wight
-
23.12.2008
Leeds
[St Peter & St Paul Churchyard, Stowell, Near Sherbourne, Somerset]
2nd Lt.
02.02.1933 [58138]
Lt.
02.02.1936
A/Capt.
01.11.1939-31.01.1940
T/Capt.
01.02.1940-01.02.1941
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
26.08.1941-25.11.1941
T/Maj.
26.11.1941-19.05.1942,
07.08.1942-16.04.1945
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 18.08.1949)
A/Lt.Col.
30.06.1945-(01.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
18.08.1949
Victoria Cross VC
14.10.1940
Somaliland
Education: Marlborough; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
02.02.1933     commissioned, The East Surrey Regiment
08.07.1937
-
31.08.1939
seconded to King's African Rifles (2nd (Nyasaland) Battalion) (employed under Colonial Office)
09.1939
-
08.1940
seconded to Somaliland Camel Corps (VC; wounded & captured)
08.1940
-
04.1941
POW in Italian captivity
1941
-
1942
Long Range Desert Group
1944


Second-in-Command of a Battlaion of the King's African Rifles (Burma)
1946


seconded to Northern Rhodesia Regiment
18.08.1949
-
03.11.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Administrative Officer, HM Overseas Civil Service, Tanganyika, 1949-1961; Deputy Warden, London House, 1962, Warden, 1966-1977. Honorary Secretary, Anglo-Somali Society, 1972-1977 and 1988-1990.
Published: Stowell in the Blackmore Vale, 1986
Wilson,
George
G. Wilson
17.06.1895
-
...
...
Lt.Col.
01.09.1939
      commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Wilson,
George
G. Wilson
19.03.1894
-
Ordnance Executive Officer (OEO) 3rd class &  Lt. 01.04.1936 [67587]
A/OEO 2nd class & A/Capt. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/OEO 2nd class & T/Capt. 03.12.1939-27.02.1940
OEO 2nd class & Capt. 28.02.1940
A/Maj. 01.11.1943-31.01.1944
T/Maj. 01.02.1944-(01.1946)
OEO 1st class & Maj. 04.03.1946 (retd 02.09.1948; disability)
1914 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
20.01.1915 - 11.11.1918 served in France & Belgium
1922? - 1926? served in the ranks for 3 years, 255 days
1926? - 1928? Warrant Officer Class 2 for 2 years, 224 days
1928? - 31.03.1936 Warrant Officer Class 1 for 7 years, 266 days
01.04.1936     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
? - ? ?
Wilson,
Geoffrey
G. Wilson
?
-
Lt.
01.08.1940 [141796]
WS/Capt.
01.08.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
01.08.1940     commissioned, The Army Dental Corps [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
Lt.
10.10.1940
WS/Capt.
10.10.1941
10.10.1940     commissioned, The Army Dental Corps [emergency commission]
Wilson,
Gordon
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
21.12.1940 [162481]
WS/Lt.
21.06.1942
T/Capt.
31.03.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
02.12.1944
A/Maj.
(09.1944)
21.12.1940     commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment [emergency commission]
15.07.1944
-
25.09.1944
Second-in-Command, British Liaison Group to 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade (Arnhem)
Wilson,
[Sir] Gordon
G. Wilson
01.02.1887
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
17.07.1971
London
Lt.
27.01.1911
...
...
Col.
01.05.1938, seniority 01.07.1936
A/Brig.
17.07.1940-16.01.1941
T/Brig.
17.01.1941-28.10.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
13.10.1941-28.10.1941
Maj.Gen.
29.10.1941 (retd 20.06.1946)
local Lt.Gen.
01.06.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Gen.
20.06.1946
Knight Commander of the Star of India KCSI
13.06.1946
HM's birthfay 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.07.1940
British Expeditionary Force
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
04.06.1928
HM's birthday 28
Military Cross MC
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
26.07.1940
?
Education: MB, ChB, DPH
27.01.1911     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps
1939
-
1940
Commandant Dieppe Sub-Area (BEF)
17.07.1940
-
22.09.1941
Deputy Director of Medical Services, X Corps
1941
-
1943
Deputy Director of Medical Services, Southern Army, India
1943
-
1946
Director of Medical Services, India
13.10.1941
-
1946
also: Honorary Surgeon to the King (KHS)
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
31.05.1941
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Military Cross MC
?
?
31.05.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
24.06.1940
WS/Lt.
24.12.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
24.06.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
08.07.1939
WS/Capt.
14.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
08.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
25.03.1944
WS/Lt.
25.09.1944
25.03.1944     commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
17.06.1943
WS/Lt.
17.02.1944
T/Capt.
24.07.1944-(04.1946)
17.06.1943     commissioned, The South Lancashire Regiment [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
Lt. QM
17.11.1945
17.06.1943     commissioned, The South Lancashire Regiment [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
15.07.1939
WS/Capt.
15.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
15.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Supplementary Reserve (Category B)
24.08.1939


mobilized
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
25.09.1926
25.09.1926     commissioned, General List - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
02.03.1940
WS/Lt.
02.09.1941
T/Capt.
15.12.1943-(04.1946)
02.03.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Administrative Branch [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
Lt.
22.01.1940
WS/Capt.
21.12.1942
T/Maj.
21.12.1942-(04.1946)
22.01.1940     commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
26.04.1941
WS/Capt.
28.03.1943
T/Maj.
17.11.1945-(04.1946)
26.04.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
Lt.
14.11.1939
WS/Capt.
14.11.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
14.11.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
01.08.1942
WS/Lt.
01.02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
01.08.1942     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Wilson,
G
G. Wilson
?
-
2nd Lt.
17.06.1944
WS/ Lt.
17.12.1944
17.06.1944     commissioned, The Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
Wilson,
George Herbert *
G.H. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian G. Wilson)

Son of George Wilson, chimney sweep, and Therese Williams.
Married (31.10.1953) Mary Hill (née Harmer); one son.
* Name at birth: Herbert George Wilson.
21.06.1909
Maidenhead, Berkshire
-
04.03.1961
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex
Pte. 12.01.1925 (Trumpeter 19.12.1925)
Gnr. 21.06.1927
L/Bdr. 20.02.1930 (unpaid)
28.03.1931 (paid)
Bdr. 01.05.1933 (reld 21.08.1934)
Gnr. 12.01.1939
L/Bdr. 02.05.1939 (unpaid)
A/Bdr. 06.12.1939
WS/Bdr. 06.12.1939
A/Sgt. 24.01.1940
WS/Sgt. 24.04.1940
Lt. 25.01.1941 [166790]
T/Capt. 12.06.1943-27.03.1944
WS/Capt. 28.03.1944 (reld to reserve 05.01.1946)
A/Maj. 28.12.1943?
T/Maj. 28.03.1944
Capt. 12.05.1947 (reld 02.12.1955)
A/Maj. 07.08.1948-15.11.1948
Hon. Maj. 02.12.1955
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 13.12.1945 Italy
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1945 Italy
Clerk.
12.01.1925     enlisted, Royal Artillery
02.11.1925     posted to Hong Kong
15.01.1926 - 31.03.1927 99/20th Brigade RA
01.04.1927 - 01.05.1927 3rd Heavy Brigade RA
02.05.1927 - 01.07.1927 HQ 1st Heavy Brigade RA
02.07.1927 - 22.08.1928 28/1st Brigade RA
23.08.1928 - 27.09.1929 85/11th Field Brigade RA
28.09.1929 - 01.11.1929 Heavy Artillery Hong Kong
02.11.1929 - 01.05.1932 12th Heavy Battery RA (returned from Hong Kong 31.03.1932)
02.05.1932 - 02.02.1934 27th Heavy Battery RA (Gibraltar)
03.02.1934 - 18.02.1934 Depot Brigade RA (Woolwich)
19.02.1934 - 21.08.1934 2nd Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA
13.01.1939 - 16.01.1939 Depot Regiment RA (Woolwich)
17.01.1939 - 17.03.1939 1st Training Regiment RA
18.03.1939 - 04.10.1940 1/1st Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (British Expeditionary Force 13.09.1939-02.06.1940)
05.10.1940 - 24.01.1941 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit (Shrivenham)
25.01.1941 - 22.04.1943 8th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (13.01.1943-23.02.1943 Coast Training Centre)
23.04.1943 - 20.09.1943 1st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
21.09.1943 - 27.12.1943 76th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
28.12.1943 - 28.01.1944 55th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
29.01.1944 - 02.12.1944 73rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
03.12.1944 - 02.08.1945 55th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
03.08.1945 - 05.01.1946 71st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
12.05.1947     short service commission
13.05.1947 - 22.08.1947 Depot RA (Woolwich)
23.08.1947 - 10.11.1947 1st Ceylon Coast Regiment (South East Asia Land Forces)
11.11.1947 - 11.01.1948 HQ Ceylon Garrison (SEALF)
12.01.1948 - 06.08.1948 attached to Officer Commanding Troops Echelon Barracks Colombo (SEALF)
07.08.1948 - 17.03.1949 1st Ceylon Artillery Regiment (SEALF, from 11.11.1948 Far East Asia Land Forces)
18.03.1949 - 18.04.1949 Depot RA (Woolwich)
19.04.1949 - 30.06.1955 Adjutant, 463rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA - Territorial Army
01.07.1955 - 02.12.1955 Depot RA (Woolwich)
General Manager, Brighton Aquarium.
Wilson,
Henry James *
"Harry" / "Jock"
H.J. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) H.J. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Pauline Gerrard)
H.J. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Pauline Gerrard) H.J. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Pauline Gerrard)

* also [erroneously] shown as: Henry John
Son of Sgt. James Wilson, of Macduff.
Married ((06?).1930, Lewisham district, Kent) Anita Gertrude Kathleen Petley (08.10.1907 - 06.1989); three sons.
10.06.1904
London
-
26.03.1985
Tunbridge Wells, Kent (formerly of Caldbec Hill, Battle, East Sussex)
Pte. 1923
L/Cpl. 1924
Cpl. 1924
Transport Sgt. 1925
2nd Lt. 18.04.1931 [50167]
Lt. 18.04.1934
Capt. 07.03.1936
WS/Maj. 22.11.1941
A/Lt.Col. 22.08.1941-21.11.1941
T/Lt.Col. 22.11.1941-21.05.1945
WS/Lt.Col. 22.05.1945
Lt.Col. 01.09.1946, seniority 22.05.1945 [dated 02.05.1947]
A/Col. 22.11.1944-10.10.1945
T/Col 18.07.1947-29.09.1949 (supernumerary 29.09.1949, seniority 01.10.1945)
Hon. Col. 29.09.1949
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division_ CBE 01.01.1963 New Year 63: Deputy President National Farmers' Union
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 05.08.1943 Persia/Iraq [recommendation available upon request]
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 20.01.1944 -
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 29.06.1956 2nd clasp
Education: Mercers' School.
Served with London County and Westminster Bank, 1921-1939.
1923     enlisted, London Scottish (served with the Transport Section)
18.04.1931     commissioned, 14th London Regiment (London Scottish) - The Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
12.1934 - 02.1940 Officer Commanding, D Company
02.1940 - 1940? Officer Commanding, Recruit Training Company
1940? - 01.1941 Officer Commanding, C Company
01.1941 - 21.08.1941 Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion The London Scottish (UK)
22.08.1941 - 01.1944 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The London Scottish (UK, 08.1942 overseas, from 10.1942 Iraq, then Palestine, from 07.1943 Sicily, from 10.1943 Italy) (OBE)
03.1943 - 05.1943 Senior Officers' Course at the Middle East Training Centre
26.10.1943 - 13.11.1943 ill with malaria
09.02.1944 - 29.09.1949 Army Welfare Services (Italy, Middle East, UK)
09.02.1944 - 04.05.1944 Assistant Director of Army Welfare Services (ADAWS), 3 District, Central Mediterranean Forces
05.02.1944 - 21.11.1944 Assistant Director of Army Welfare Services (ADAWS), 8th Army HQ
22.11.1944 - 24.12.1944 Deputy Director of Army Welfare Services (DDAWS), Allied Armies in Italy
25.12.1944 - 10.10.1945 Deputy Director of Army Welfare Services (DDAWS), Central Mediterranean Forces
04.10.1945 - 17.07.1947 an Assistant Director of Army Welfare Services, Department of the Adjutant-General to the Forces, The War Office (Broadcasting)
18.07.1947 - 29.09.1949 Deputy Director of Army Welfare Services, Department of the Adjutant-General to the Forces, The War Office
01.10.1945 - 29.09.1949 short service commission - Regular Army
29.09.1949 - 01.09.1954 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
29.09.1949 - 18.11.1954 Territorial Army
19.11.1954 - 16.12.1963 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Farmer since 1949. Joined National Farmers' Union of England and Wales, 1949 (Council Member 1954, Vice-President 1958, Deputy President 1959-1962, Honorary Treasurer 1971-1981). Chairman, Bacon Consultative Council, 1957-1964. Chairman, Industry Panel, Bacon Market Council, 1964-1972.
Wilson,
Sir Henry Maitland
"Jumbo";
1st Baron (cr. 1946) of Libya and Stowlangtoft
H.M. Wilson H.M. Wilson
H.M. Wilson H.M. Wilson
H.M. Wilson H.M. Wilson
H.M. Wilson H.M. Wilson
H.M. Wilson

Son of late Arthur Maitland Wilson, OBE, Stowlangtoft Hall, Suffolk.
Married (1914) Hester Mary,
daughter of Philip James Digby Wykeham, Tythrop House, Oxon; one son, one daughter.

art

05.09.1881
London
-
31.12.1964
Chilton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
2nd Lt.
10.03.1900
...
...
Lt.Gen.
15.06.1939, seniority 26.06.1938
Gen.
31.05.1941, seniority 06.05.1941 (supernumerary 05.09.1941)
Field Marshal
29.12.1944
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
1944
?
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) GBE
04.03.1941
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
1940
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1937
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.04.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
?
Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
04.04.1946
?

Greek Military Cross 1st class 10.04.1942
Polish Order of Vituti Militari V Class 07.12.1944
WWI medals

10.03.1900     commissioned, The Rifle Brigade
...
-
...
....
15.06.1939
-
04.02.1941
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Troops in Egypt
05.02.1941
-
27.02.1941
Military Governor and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Cyrenaica
28.02.1941
-
05.05.1941
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Forces in Greece
06.05.1941
-
19.10.1941
General Officer Commanding, Palestine and Trans-Jordan
20.10.1941
-
14.09.1942
Commander, 9th Army
24.11.1941


also: ADC General to the King
15.09.1942
-
18.02.1943
Commander-in-Chief, Persia-Iraq Command
19.02.1943
-
07.01.1944
Commander-in-Chief, Middle East
08.01.1944
-
11.12.1944
Supreme Allied commander, Mediterranean Theatre
13.01.1945
-
1947
Head of British Delegation Joint Staff Mission, Washington
 
Wilson,
Ian Urquhart
I.U. Wilson
Son (with one brother) of Dr John Johnston Wilson (1867-1949), and Christina Smith Cook (1871-1950).
Married (14.08.1940, Dutch Church, Galle, Ceylon; marriage dissolved) Bridget "Biddy" Dixon-Spain (21.06.1917 - 23.08.2002), daughter of Harry Selwyn Dixon-Spain (1883?-1963), and Alice Burnett Thompson (1882-1976), of King's Lynn, Norfolk; one son. Biddy Wilson remarried (1952) Lt.Col. Christopher George Chetwynd-Stapylton.
1903
Anstruther, Fife, Scotland
-
08.02.1991
Elie, Fife, Scotland
2nd Lt. 26.03.1942 [231294]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Capt. 23.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
26.03.1942     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
Wilson,
John
J. Wilson
24.04.1908
-
04.1997
Merton district, Surrey
2nd Lt.
02.09.1942 [250590]
WS/Lt.
02.09.1942
A/Capt.
31.05.1943-30.08.1943
T/Capt.
31.08.1943-31.07.1946
Lt.
01.08.1946, seniority 02.09.1942
Lt. QM
27.11.1947
Capt. QM
27.11.1947
Maj. QM
01.06.1953 (retd 01.05.1959)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
13.12.1945
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
13.01.1944
Middle East



served in the ranks for 12 years, 321 days



served as Warrant Officer Class 2 for 2 years, 325 days
02.09.1942     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 31.07.1946]
(1944?)
-
(1945?)
seconded, The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) (Algeria & Italy)
01.08.1946
-
26.11.1947
short service commission
27.11.1947
-
01.05.1959
permanent commission, The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) - Royal Armoured Corps
01.05.1959
-
24.04.1963
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Wilson,
Peter Ralph Hewett
P.R.H. Wilson

Son of Ralph Sidney Wilson, and Mabel G. Hewett (1893-1980).
Married 1st (06.09.1948, Darlington district, Durham) Frances Mary Graham.
Married 2nd ((09?).1959, Surrey Mid Eastern district) Helen Emma Lock; one daughter.
(06?).1920
Clacton-on-Sea, Tendring district, Essex
-
02.04.2006
Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey
2nd Lt. 06.09.1941 [203837]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
06.09.1941     commissioned, The Dorsetshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(1943)     Hyderabad Regiment (Bombay, India) (served possibly with the Chindits in Burma)
Planter in Burma.
Wilson,
Peter Werden
P.W. Wilson

Son (with four sisters and four brothers) of Capt. William Werden Wilson, RN (1877-1950), and Sophie Irene Whittemore (1886-1934).
Brother of Second Officer Margaret Helen Werden Wilson, WRNS.
Married (23.10.1948, Wiltshire) Hazel June Barrington Chance (03.06.1926 - ); four daughters, two sons.
18.02.1920
Plympton St Mary district, Cornwall / Devon
-
02.10.1971
Clyffe Pypard Manor, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 19.07.1941 [198362]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 04.03.1945-(04.1946)
19.07.1941     commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
      11th Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps
Wilson,
Robert
"Tug"
G. Wilson
G. Wilson
Married (17.11.1939) Marjorie Georgina Thompson (29.06.1911 - 23.01.1986), of Clifton, Bristol.
04.11.1911
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
04.2002
West Berkshire
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 24.08.1939 [97240]
WS/Lt. 02.03.1941
A/Capt. 21.08.1941-20.11.1941
T/Capt. 21.11.1941-23.06.1945,
31.07.1945-18.01.1946,
01.05.1946-31.07.1946
A/Maj. 01.05.1946-31.07.1946
T/Maj. 01.08.1946-03.11.1947
Lt. 19.10.1946, seniority 01.08.1938
Capt. 19.10.1946, seniority 04.11.1942
Maj. 04.11.1947
T/Lt.Col. 29.03.1956-13.05.1957
Lt.Col. 30.04.1957, seniority 01.04.1956 (retd 01.04.1958)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 24.02.1942 Middle East (Egypt, Libya): six raids between 10.06 and 17.12.41 [citation available upon request]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.12.1945 folbot attack on enemy ship in Itaian harbour of Crotone 05.09.42 [investiture 26.02.46] [citation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 24.02.1942 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 24.04.1953 Korea
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 02.05.1947 - [21.09.51 cancelled due to being awarded TD]
Draughtsman , Bristol Aeroplane Company, 1938.
24.08.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army (5th Survey Regiment RA (Gloucestershire))
24.08.1939     mobilized TA (to 18.10.1946)
03.1940     3rd Survey Regiment RA (BEF; Dunkirk)
11.1940     Folbot Section, No. 8 (Scottish) Commando
04.1941     founder member of Special Boat Section, Middle East (previously known as the Folbot Section) with Roger Courtney (DSO, Bar to DSO)
09.1942     Taken POW in Italy, escaped, recaptured, sent to Germany in Sept 1943, escaped at Modena Station and recaptured in Rome 08.01.1944. Taken to Stalag IVB (POW 270133). Moved to Oflag VIIIF at Marisch-Trubau in Czechslovakia. On the 28th April 1944 sent to Oflag 79 at Brunswick. Liberated by US troops 12th April 1945.
02.1946 - 09.1947 Battery Commander, 66th Airborne Anti-Tank Regiment RA (Palestine)
19.10.1946     permanent commission
1947     returned to UK and served as Battery Commander in Heavy Anti-Aircraft and Light Anti-Aircraft and then Staff Officer Royal Artillery at the Army Air Transport Development Centre
10.1951 - 02.1953 Battery Commander,14th Field Regiment RA (Korea & Japan)
06.1953 - 03.1956 Second-in-Command, 38th Training Regiment RA (North Wales)
1956 - 03.1957 Commanding Officer, 37th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Malta)
Army Careers Officer for Warwickshire, 1957-02.1973. Field officer with Country Landowners Association (Warwickshire Area), 1973-1976.
Literature
: Rex Woods, Special Commando : the wartime adventures of Lt-Col Robert Wilson, DSO and Bar (1985).
Wilson,
Roy Wilfred
R.W. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Christine Bassett)
Son of William Wilson (1858-1949), and Emily Bloomfield (1869-1915).
Married 1st (10.07.1936, Westminster, London) Gilda Amy Josephine Avico (08.11.1908 - 11.11.2001); two daughters.
Married 2nd (27.07.1950, London) Evelyn Threlfall (15.07.1920 - 14.08.1991).

16.09.1913
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
-
13.03.2001
Bexleyheath, Kent
2nd Lt. 08.03.1941 [176955]
WS/Lt. 08.09.1942
T/Capt. 22.05.1944-(04.1946)
T/Maj. 1946?
Military Cross MC 07.11.1946 special operations in South East Asia
Commercial Art Executive, Shell. Fireman.
08.03.1941     commissioned, The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) [emergency commission]
1941     6th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers (spent 6 weeks in Northern Ireland)
1941     instructor, 166th Officer Cadet Training Unit (Douglas, Isle of Man)
      volunteered for service with Special Operations Executive (SOE) and served in Burma (Force 136)
Graphic designer.
Wilson,
[Sir] Thomas Douglas;
4th Baronet (cr. 1906)
T.D. Wilson
Son of Thomas Douglas Wilson (son of 1st Bt), 2nd Lt. 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (born 1890, killed in action, 1917), and Kathleen Elise, daughter of Henry Edward Gray.
Succeeded uncle, 22.10.1968.
Married (1947) Pamela Aileen, 2nd daughter of Sir Edward Hanmer, 7th Bt, and late Aileen Mary, elder daughter of Captain J.E.
Rogerson; one son, three daughters.
10.06.1917
-
12.11.1984
North Buckinghamshire
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [71087]
Lt.
28.01.1940
A/Capt.
01.12.1940-28.02.1941
T/Capt.
01.03.1941-03.02.1942,
15.05.1942-21.08.1942,
28.12.1942-06.09.1944
WS/Capt.
07.09.1944
Capt.
28.01.1945 (half-pay list 11.09.1947; disability) (retd 01.04.1948; disability)
A/Maj.
07.06.1944-06.09.1944
T/Maj.
07.09.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
01.04.1948
Military Cross MC
18.10.1940
for gallant and distinguished services in the field (France) *
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
Education: Marlborough; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
28.01.1937     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps
28.01.1937
-
1948?
15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
1939
-
1945
served UK, France 1939/40, Western Desert 1942/43:
(1939?)
-
(1940)
seconded as Signal Officer, HQ 2nd Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade, as part of Adamforce (France)
12.1940
-
12.1940
seconded as Signal Officer, 23rd Hussars (for two weeks)
12.1940
-
?
seconded as Second-in-Command, C Squadron, 23rd Hussars
05.10.1942
-
31.08.1943
Adjutant
Contested (Conservative) Dudley and Stourbridge, 1955.
* [Recommendation for the award of the Military Cross to Lt. T.D. Wilson] For the operation in the vicinity of Nieuport 28-30 May, I placed him in command of an improvised Light Tank Troop. He was constantly with his troop from about 1600 hrs. 28 May until nightfall 29 May and his handling of his troop played an important part in holding up the German advance during these critical hours. In addition he kept me well supplied with important information throughout the period he was in action. The infantry in the sub-sector from inclu[sive] Nieuport - the sea were constantly subjected to heavy S.A. [small arms] and mortar fire and Lt. Wilson displayed great enterprise and activity in locating and subduing M.G. [machine gun] posts. His activity was largely instrumental in checking the many attempts made by the Germans to cross the canal, particularly during the night 28-29. This was especially commendable as tanks work under considerable disadvantage in darkness. A source of some anxiety was the presence of enemy tanks just over an intact bridge in Nieuport and Lt. Wilson handled his light tanks (in fact, ineffective against these German tanks) in a manner which undoubtedly helped to deter the enemy tanks from advanding and when one of his tanks broke down he assisted, at great personal risk, in placing it to augment a road block already in position. From 1600 hrs. until nightfall 29 May he carried out some valuable reconnaissance and fine action in the Wulpen areaduring the initial time when the Germans were making great efforts to effect a crossing over the canal. His troop by this time was reduced to 1 light tank and 1 armoured car but these drew heavy artillery fire. This however, did not deter Lt. Wilson from maintaining his position in support of the infantry for 3 or 4 hours.
Signed. Brigadier [A.J. Clifton] Commanding 2nd Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade and Sector Nieuport-Wulpen in operations referred to. [Courtesy of Mr Vincent Billiet]
Wilson,
William Andrew Dougal
W.A.D. Wilson

Son of William Wilson, of Canniesburn, Bearsden, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.
Married (14.06.1939, Parish Church, St Philip, Cheam Common, Surrey) Winifred Mercy Allen (1912? - ), daughter of Arthur Charles Allen, manager.
1908
-
1963
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.10.1942 [245763]
WS/Lt. 07.04.1942
A/Capt. 13.04.1944-(07.1944)
WS/Capt. 31.08.1944 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
T/Maj. 31.08.1944-(08.1946)
Bank clerk (later bank manager), The National Bank of Scotland Ltd.
07.10.1942     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
Wimberley,
Douglas Neil
D.N. Wimberley
D.N. Wimberley
D.N. Wimberley 
Son of late Colonel C.N. Campbell Wimberley, CMG, Inverness, and Lesmoir Gordon Wimberley.
Married (1925) E. Myrtle L., daughter of late Capt. F.L.
Campbell, RN, Achalader, Perthshire, and Lady Dobell; one son, one daughter.

15.08.1896
Inverness
-
26.08.1983
Coupar Angus
2nd Lt.
12.05.1915 [10800]
Lt.
17.03.1916
A/Capt.
12.02.1917-13.08.1917
Capt.
14.08.1917
A/Maj.
19.02.1918-13.10.1919
T/Maj.
1919
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1933
Maj.
03.01.1934
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1936
Lt.Col.
19.12.1938
A/Col.
16.03.1940-15.09.1940
T/Col.
16.09.1940-16.10.1940
Col.
17.10.1940, seniority 01.01.1939
A/Brig.
20.07.1940-19.01.1941
T/Brig.
20.01.1941-20.05.1942
A/Maj.Gen.
21.05.1941-20.05.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
21.05.1942-30.07.1944
Maj.Gen.
31.07.1944, seniority 24.12.1943 (retd 08.10.1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
05.08.1943
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
31.12.1942
Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Military Cross MC
1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
?
WWI medals
Education: Alton Burn, Nairn; Wellington; Emmanuel College, Cambridge (06.11.1924-26.06.1925); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1927); Staff College (psc)
12.05.1915


commissioned, The Cameron Highlanders
02.10.1915
13.07.1917
-
-
19.10.1916
26.02.1918
served European War as Regimental Officer, [Machine Gun Corps, 23.01.1916-16.12.1919], France and Belgium, 1st and 51st Highland Divisions (wounded, MC), including battles of Loos, Somme, Ypres, Cambrai and St Quentin
20.05.1919
-
12.10.1919
North Russia, with Machine Gun Corps
22.10.1921
-
21.10.1924
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Cameron Highlanders
19.02.1929
-
25.11.1932
Brigade Major, 1st (Ghurkha) Infantry Brigade (operations NW Frontier Province, India, 1930)
05.02.1934
-
16.01.1936
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, War Office (London)
17.01.1936
-
04.02.1938
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Directorate of Military Training, War Office (London)
1938
-
1939
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Cameron Highlanders (UK, France)
28.12.1939
-
08.01.1940
General  Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1) & Chief Instructor, Senior Officers' School (Sheerness)
09.01.1940
-
17.01.1940
Brigade Commander
16.03.1940
-
19.07.1940
General  Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Tactical School
19.07.1940
-
12.09.1940
Commander, 13th Infantry Brigade (UK)
13.09.1940
-
17.05.1941
Commander, 152nd (Seaforth and Cameron) Infantry Brigade (UK)
22.05.1941
-
11.06.1941
General Officer Commanding, 46th Infantry Division (UK)
11.06.1941
-
21.08.1943
General Officer Commanding, 51st (Highland) Infantry Division (UK Egypt, Libya, N Africa, Sicily) (despatches, slightly wounded, DSO, CB)
02.09.1943
-
14.12.1944
Commandant, Staff College (Camberley)
15.12.1944
-
1946
Director of Infantry, War Office (London)
Principal of University College, Dundee, in the University of St. Andrews, 1946-1954. Governor, Dundee Colleges of Art and Technology, 1946-1954. Founder Governor, Scottish Horticultural Research Institute, 1952-1962. Member Royal Company of Archers, Queen's Body Guard for Scotland. Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod in the Order of the Bath, 1948-1954. Registrar and Secretary, 1954-1964. Honorary Colonel, St. Andrews University Officers Training Corps, 25.01.1951-1963. Colonel, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 02.09.1951-1961. Chief, Gaelic Society, Inverness, 1947-1948. President, Royal Celtic Society, 1971-1974. Life Member, British Legion (Scotland), 1950. Honorary President, Angus and Perthshire British Legion, 1976. Deputy Lieutenant, Dundee, 1947-1975. Deputy Lieutenant, Perthshire, 1975. Hon. LLD Aberdeen, 1948, Dundee, 1967.
Wimbush,
Anthony Charles Gordon
"Tim"
A.C.G. Wimbush
11.05.1911
Barnet district, Greater London
-
08.2005
Stafford, Staffordshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.01.1931 [49965]
Lt.
29.01.1934
Capt.
29.01.1939
A/Maj.
01.06.1941-31.08.1941
T/Maj.
01.09.1941-12.12.1944,
27.04.1945-30.06.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 07.01.1958)
T/Lt.Col.
16.04.1951-15.11.1954
local Lt.Col.
11.09.1955-02.10.1955
Hon. Lt.Col.
07.01.1958
RAF:

F/O (temp)
20.01.1936 [25051]
F/Lt. (temp)
20.01.1939
Sq.Ldr. (temp)
01.03.1940
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
29.01.1931


commissioned, Royal Tank Corps [later renamed: Royal Tank Regiment] 
(03.1931)


Depot Royal Tank Corps (Woolwich)
(06.1933)


3rd Battalion Royal Tank Corps (Lydd)
20.01.1936
-
13.01.1941
seconded for duty with the Royal Air Force [temporary commission]



was attached to American Forces & spent time in USA as Tank Gunnery Instructor
07.01.1958
-
21.03.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Wimsett,
Gilbert Roland
G.R. Wimsett

Son of Thomas Roland Wimsett, and Caroline Elizabeth Wimsett.
Married (03.11.1939) Muriel Dixon; two sons, one daughter.
24.01.1918
Streatham, Surrey
-
22.10.1979
Frenchay 
Hospital, Frenchay, Bristol
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.11.1941 [219158]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
27.04.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. ?
? (reld 21.03.1947)
A/Maj.
04.1946
T/Maj.
(1946?)
Hon. Maj.
21.03.1947
Education: The Bec Grammer School, Tooting; LCC Junior County Scholarship Honour Certiifcate (1930); University of London
Worked for the LCC Housing, 1936-1939.
1939
-
1941
served in the ranks, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1941
-
11.1941
"C" Company, Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
29.11.1941


commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [emergency commission]



served at Tidworth, Farnham and on the East Coast, lecturing & training in the UK, later Belgium & Italy
20.09.1948
-
1951/52 assigned to Control Commission for Germany (Essen, Müllheim and then Düsseldorf) (operated under General Bishop in intelligence areas)
Assessor, Tax Department, 1952. Commissioner, National Savings in The West of England, 1973. Retired as Senior Executive Officer, Civil Service, 1977.
Windsor,
HRH the Duke of;
Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David [Edward VIII]
HRH the Duke of Windsor
HRH the Duke of Windsor
HRH the Duke of Windsor

23.06.1894
Richmond Park
-
28.05.1972
Paris, France
...
...
Field Marshal
21.01.1936

KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, GBE, ISO, MC

...
-
...
...
07.08.1940
-
27.07.1945
Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Bahamas
Published: A King's story : the memoirs of HRH the Duke of Windsor (1951)
Wingate,
George Nigel Fancourt

G.N.F. Wingate
Son, of Col. George Wingate, CIE (1852-1936), an officer in the Indian army, and Mary Ethel Stanley Orde-Browne (1867-1943), of Summerhill, Godalming.
Brother of Maj.Gen. Orde Charles Wingate, and Maj. William Granville Wingate.
Married ((06?).1950, Leicester Central district, Leicestershire) Rosamond Mary Berridge (04.05.1917 - 12.1999), only daughter of Canon and Mrs Edward Berridge, of Oadby, Leicester; no children.
08.04.1908
Woolwich district, London
-
25.09.1982
Cockermouth, Cumberland
2nd Lt. 08.10.1939 [115162]
WS/Capt. 28.12.1940
T/Maj. 28.12.1940-09.08.1943
WS/Maj. 10.08.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Lt.Col. 10.05.1943-(04.1944)
Offier of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 13.06.1970 HM's birthday 70: as Chairman, Cumberland and Westmorland Association of Boys' Clubs
Education: Cambridge.
08.10.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Director and General Manager of The Distington Engineering Co. Ltd., 1956-1968. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Cumberland, 13.04.1966. High Sheriff of Cumbria, 1974.
Wingate,
Orde Charles

O.C. Wingate O.C. Wingate
Third child, and eldest son, of Col. George Wingate, CIE (1852-1936), an officer in the Indian army, and Mary Ethel Stanley Orde-Browne (1867-1943), of Summerhill, Godalming.
Brother of Lt.Col. George Nigel Fancourt Wingate.
Married (24.01.1935, Chelsea Old Church) Lorna Elizabeth Margaret Paterson (? - 1990), only child of Walter Moncrieff Paterson, of Tilliefoure, Aberdeenshire; one son. Lorna Wingate remarried (05.01.1954) John R.R. Smith.

26.02.1903
Naini Tal, United Provinces, India
-
24.03.1944
near Thilon Village, Manipur, India
[buried in the U.S. Arlington National Cemetery near Washington DC]
2nd Lt. 29.08.1923 [27013]
Lt. 29.08.1925
local Capt. 16.04.1930-01.04.1933
Capt. 16.05.1936
Maj. 29.08.1940
T/Lt.Col. 24.04.1941-24.03.1944
WS/Lt.Col. ?
local Col. 14.02.1941-24.03.1944
A/Col. 10.06.1942-09.12.1942
T/Col. 10.12.1942-24.03.1944
T/Brig. 10.12.1942-24.03.1944
A/Maj.Gen. 18.09.1943-...
T/Maj.Gen. ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 13.09.1938 Palestine
Distinguished Service Order DSO 30.12.1941 Middle East
Distinguished Service Order DSO 05.08.1943 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 25.04.1939 Palestine
Mention in Despatches MID 01.04.1941 Middle East
Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal of the Royal Central Asian Society
Education: private; Hillside; Charterhouse School; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
29.08.1923     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
02.04.1928 - 01.04.1933 attached to Sudan Defence Force (qualified as interpreter 1st class in Arabic 06.1929)
(06.1933) - (10.1935) 9th Field Brigade RA (Bulford)
13.12.1935 - 07.09.1936 Adjutant, 73rd (West Riding) Field Brigade RA (Territorial Army)
14.09.1936 - 12.06.1939 special appointment (Class FF to 31.07.1938) as Intelligence Officer to Force Headquarters British Gorces in Palestine and Trans­Jordan (DSO, despatches) [keen supporter of zionism; see this page]
13.06.1939 - (01.)1940 Brigade Major, 56th Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA
22.10.1940 - 07.1941 posted to Khartoum (as staff officer for patriot activities (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), 101 Mission) to help organize Abyssinian guerrilla against the Italians ("Gideon Force") (Bar to DSO, despatches)
07.1941 - 02.1942 sick leave
03.1942 - 24.03.1944 posted to India to organize long-range penetration raids behind Japanese lines in Burma ("Chindits", special force with cover name "3rd Indian Division") (Second Bar to DSO)
[flying from Imphal to Lalaghat, the US B-25 Mitchell plane in which he was flying crashed into jungle-covered hills]
Published: In search of Zerzura In: RGS Magazine (April 1934).
Literature
: C. Sykes, Orde Wingate: a biography (1959); J. Bierman and C. Smith, Fire in the night (2000); P. Mead, Orde Wingate and the historians (1987); T. Royle, Orde Wingate: irregular soldier (1995).
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Wingate,
Reginald Eric Lennard
R.E.L. Wingate (Photo courtesy of Mr David Wingate)
R.E.L. Wingate (Photo courtesy of Mr David Wingate)
Son (with one sister) of Maj. Reginald Ramsay Wingate, DCLI (1890-1938), and Mildred Cutler (1887-1969), of Bude, Cornwall.
Married (1951) Auriol June Rintoul (28.06.1922 - ), widow of David Edwards Rintoul (1913-1949), and younger daughter of James Munro Palmer Landon (1890-1947), and Penelope Minna Conybeare (1892-1942), formerly of Slim River, Malaya; one son, one daughter.
19.01.1921
Chittagong, India
-
28.11.1989
Dartmouth, Newton Abbot district, Devon
Cadet 1939 [90056]
2nd Lt. 05.06.1939
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 31.11.1941-30.01.1942
T/Capt. 31.01.1942-17.09.1945
WS/Capt. 18.12.1945 (reld < 12.1946)
A/Maj. 18.09.1945-1946
T/Maj. 1946
Hon. Maj. < 12.1946
Companion of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 15.06.1974 HM's birthday 74: for services to British interests and the British community in Singapore
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 26.06.1947 Netherlands East Indies
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe
General Service Medal GenSM - & clasp SE Asia 45/46
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 28.08.1990 -
Education: St. Petroc's School, Bude, Cornwall; St. Edward's, Oxford (1934.3-1938.2; Macnamara's House).
05.06.1939     commissioned, 4th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     Intelligence Officer, 8th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
05.06.1942     Intelligence Officer, HQ 134th Infantry Brigade
15.02.1944     General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) (Intelligence), HQ 45th Infantry Division [05.08.1944 embarked for NW Europe]
29.07.1945     disembarked Maripur, India for South East Asia Command (served then as Intelligence Officer (Air), Colombo, Ceylon)
28.09.1945     Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (Movements) with General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Air), Allied Land Forces South East Asia Command, Netherlands East Indies (MBE)
20.08.1946 - 06.04.1971 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Joined Mansfield & Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 1946 (eventually Chairman). Chairman Straits Steamship Group of Co, Singapore. Chairman Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, 1973. Chairman, Missions To Seamen, Singapore Branch. Town and District Councilor and Mayor elect, Dartmouth, Devon.
Wingate,
[His Honour Judge] William Granville
W.G. Wingate
Son, of Col. George Wingate, CIE (1852-1936), an officer in the Indian army, and Mary Ethel Stanley Orde-Browne (1867-1943), of Summerhill, Godalming.
Brother of Maj.Gen. Orde Charles Wingate, and Lt.Col. George Nigel Fancourt Wingate.
Married (12.04.1960, Maldon district, Essex) Judith Rosemary Evatt, daughter of Lt.Col. J.H.B. Evatt, RA; one son, one daughter.
28.05.1911
Reigate district, Surrey
-
26.07.1990
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.05.1941 [186583]
WS/Capt. 14.01.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 14.01.1943-(04.1946)
Education: Brighton College; Lincoln College, Oxford (BA).
Barrister, Inner Temple (Western Circuit), 1933.
? - 10.05.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
10.05.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Member Bar Council, 1961-1965 & 1966-1967. QC 1963. A county court & circuit judge (Circuit 41, Clerkenwell) 1967-1986. Deputy Chairman Essex quarter sessions, 1965-1971. Member, County Court Rule Committee, 1971-1980. Member, Lord Chanceloor's Legal Aid Advisory Committee, 1971-1977. Member, Lord Chancellor's Law Reform Committee, 1974-1987. Chairman, Brighton College Council, 1978-1986.
Winstanley,
James William
J.W. Winstanley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Winstanley)
J.W. Winstanley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Winstanley)
J.W. Winstanley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Winstanley) J.W. Winstanley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Winstanley)

Son of Thomas Winstanley (1878-1954), engine man at colliery, and Annie Smith (1881-1967).
Married (07.08.1937, St Michael and All Angel, Wigan, Lancashire) Jenny Platt (10.08.1912 - 05.05.1982), daughter (with one brother and three sisters) of James Platt (1883-1966), and Ellen Rothwell (1883-1963); two sons.
02.02.1909
Winstanley, Billinge sub-district, Wigan district, Lancashire
-
02.09.1960
Tottington (on the way to Bury General Hospital), Ramsbottom sub-district, Heywood district, Lancashire (formerly of Greenmount, Tottington)
2nd Lt. 20.03.1942 [230512]
WS/Lt. 31.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 09.09.1943-(04.1946)
Education: University of Liverpool (MSc).
Schoolmaster.
20.03.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (MM Branch) [emergency commission] (as Ordnance Mechanical Engineer 4th class)
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (as Electrical Mechanical Engineer 4th class)
(05.1945)     23th AA W/S Coy REME (Brayton)
Research physicist.
Winterborn,
Thomas Hugh

T.H. Winterborn

Son of Rev. Benjamin Thomas Winterborn (1844-1913), and Sylvia Maud Trousdale (1883-1964).
Married (1937) Helene Beichmann, daughter of Lt.Col. E.M. Beichmann.
09.12.1909
Withyam, East Grinstead district, Sussex
-
08.1985
Uckfield district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 29.08.1929 [44188]
Lt. 29.08.1932
Capt. 01.08.1938
A/Maj. 23.05.1941-22.08.1941
T/Maj. 23.08.1941-03.01.1944
WS/Maj. 04.01.1944
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 01.01.1950)
A/Lt.Col. 04.10.1943-03.01.1944
T/Lt.Col. 04.01.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 01.01.1950
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 65: attached Ministry of Defence
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
Education: Haileybury (Thomason House; 1923.3-1924.3); Stonyhurst (1924-1927); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1927-1929; Fencing Blue).
29.08.1929     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals
11.1938     qualified a interpreter 1st lass in Japanese
(1942)     served Auxiliary Units
Civil assistant, War Office, retiring in 1969. Master, Wax Chandlers Company, 1962-1964.
Winterbottom,
Walter Carton
W.C. Winterbottom

Married (25.07.1936, Paddington, London) Rowna Fletcher; one son, one daughter.
20.09.1906
Oldham district, Lancashire
-
31.03.1969
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
Lt. 27.01.1940 [119932]
WS/Capt. 27.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches? MID? ? ?
Education: St Mary's Hospital; LMSSA Lond 24.04.1935.
27.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
 1945     at concentration camp Bergen-Belsen after liberation
General practitioner (Winterbottom & Round), Olney, Buckinghamshire. Appt. Factory Doctor (Examining Surgeon), Olney District, Buckinghamshire, 10.05.1946. Late House Surgeon St Mary's Hospital. Assistant Medical Officer St Andrew's Hospital Bow (LCC).
His son writes: "May 1940: Broadstairs or Margate, Kent receiving Dunkirk casualties. During Battle of Britain: Chatham, Kent hospital treating B of B casualties. Then School of Tropical Medicine, London. Posted to Ibadan, Nigeria, arrived 14 May 1941 (unofficially helped with anaesthetics with native doctors) - he was an anaesthetist. Early 1943 ill with malaria, out of hospital 16 February 1943. Returned to England spring 1943 then fought shingles. Then posted to Stannington nr. Newcastle on Tyne and was also at Inverary, Scotland treating casualties from pre D-Day training. Pre D-Day at Camberley. Normandy Landings: definitely not D1 but could have been D2 or 3. Antwerp, then Bergen op Zoom, Holland. Crossed the Rhine at Nimegen. Relief unit RAMC Bergen Belsen [see more details]. By June 1945 on coast near Copenhagen."
Wise,
George Walter Bentley
G.W.B. Wise

(09.)1911
St Pancras, Greater London
-
14.02.2007
Biddestone nr Chippingham
[aged 95]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.11.1944 [335007]
WS/Lt.
18.05.1945
T/Capt.
30.12.1945
WS/Capt.
?
Capt.
01.02.1949, seniority 23.06.1947
Maj.
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
?
?
18.11.1944


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission to 31.01.1949]
01.02.1949


short service commission
Wiss,
Cyril Benno Leslie
C.B.L. Wiss

Born as C.B.L. Weiss as son of Benno George Weiss, and Maisie Ruby Eileen Joyce Mitchell.
Married ((12?).1933, St Marylebone district, London; divorced 1937) Gertrude Maude Castle.
Changed last name to Wiss by deed poll of 21.11.1942.
Residence: (1932) Morspur Park, Surrey; (1958) Covent Garden, Lnodon.
13.04.1910
Stockwell, London
-
1968 still alive
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.06.1942 [235897]
WS/Lt.
20.12.1943
WS/Capt.
1944/45? (cashiered by sentence of a General Court-Martial 01.02.1945)
Company director. Gained his aviator's licence (No. 10420) flying a Gipsy Moth 85 hp at Brooklands School of Flying, 19.03.1932.
20.06.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Withers,
Francis Cyril
F.C. Withers
Son of Alfred Edgar Withers, and Minnie Lovekin.
Married ((03?).1936, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Winifred M. Lewis.
20.10.1912
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
-
08.1996
Colchester district, Essex
Dvr. ?
2nd Lt. 11.02.1941 [171289]
WS/Lt. 11.08.1942
T/Capt. 30.06.1943-(04.1947)
Lt. 01.01.1949, seniority 11.08.1942
Capt. 01.01.1949, seniority 01.11.1947
Maj. 11.02.1954 (reld 01.01.1963)
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1963
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 12.06.1958 HM's birthday 58
      served in the ranks, Royal Army Service Corps
11.02.1941     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
13.02.1946 - (04.1947) a Staff Captain of the Directorate Selection of Personnel, Department of the Adjutant-General to the Forces, The War Office
01.01.1949 - 01.01.1963 short service commission
Witts,
Frank Hole
F.H. Witts

4th son of late Rev. Canon Francis Edward Broome Witts, and Margaret Bourne, of Upper Slaughter, Gloucester.
Married (07.08.1919) Ruth 
Leonide Brocklebank, 2nd daughter of late Harold Brocklebank of Grizedale Hall, Lancs. 
22.02.1887
Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire
-
09.05.1941
[Glasgow ?]
[Buchanan Churchyard Extension, 2.J.1]
2nd Lt.
08.1914? [9376]
Lt.
17.02.1916, seniority 07.06.1915
Capt.
19.08.1916
Maj.
14.03.1926
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1928
Lt.Col.
15.03.1933
Col.
08.11.1935, seniority 01.07.1931
T/Brig.
01.10.1937-09.05.1941
Distinguished Service Order DSO
02.06.1919
?
Military Cross MC
01.11.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.07.1919
?
1914 Star 14 St
-
& clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Education: Radley; Trinity College, Oxford (1906); Staff College (psc, 1924)
08.1914
-
16.02.1916
mobilized, Irish Guards - Special Reserve of Officers (for 1 year, 189 days)
17.02.1916
 
 
commissioned, Irish Guards



served in France (05.11.1914-26.01.1915, 05.1915-27.05.1918 & 11.07.1918-11.11.1918) with 1st and 2nd Battalions and afterwards on the Staff during the European War (DSO, MC, despatches thrice; three times wounded 25.12.1914, 10.1917, 25.05.1918)
26.08.1917
-
28.03.1918
Staff Captain, ... (France)
29.03.1918
-
27.05.1918
Brigade Major, ... (France)
13.07.1918
-
08.07.1919
Brigade Major, ... (France)
09.07.1919
-
28.11.1919
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Portsmouth Garrison
08.08.1925
-
31.01.1926
Staff Captain, London District (UK)
01.02.1926
-
07.08.1929
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), London District (UK)
10.07.1930
-
14.11.1933
Chief Instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Royal Military College, Sandhurst (UK)
15.11.1933
-
1935
transferred & Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
08.11.1935
-
30.09.1937
Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), HQ Aldershot Command (Aldershot, UK)
01.10.1937
-
21.02.1940
Commander, 8th Infantry Brigade (UK, France & Belgium)
17.06.1940
-
09.05.1941
Area Commander, Glasgow Area (Scottish Command) (UK)
11.11.1938
-
09.05.1941
also: Army ADC to the King
Wolfson,
Victor Henry
V.H. Wolfson (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Wolfson)

Only child of Andrew Cecil Wolfson (1890-1978), and Doris Marguerite Henrotin (1894-1971).
Married (30.05.1947, Westminster, London) Elizabeth Carol Staveacre (19.12.1913 - 29.09.1999), daughter (with three brothers and one sister) of Wilson Bayley Staveacre (1875-1950), and Dora Ward (1880-1949); two sons.
25.04.1915
Kensington, London
-
19.03.2004
Bath, Somerset
2nd Lt. 02.08.1939 [97606]
Lt. ? (reld 02.08.1949)
A/Capt. 27.05.1943-(04.1944)
T/Capt. (1944)
Hon. Capt. 02.08.1949
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 Italy
Education: Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA 1937).
      late Officer Cadet, Cambridge University Contingent, Officer Training Corps
02.08.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
A son writes: "I know he served in North Africa in 1941 and 1942, and subsequently in Italy and Germany. He was at Tobruk in 1941 and in Berlin for the Victory Parade."
Wood,
David James
D.J. Wood D.J. Wood
D.J. Wood
D.J. Wood

Married (1969) Alice Bingloss; no children.

23.02.1923
Corsham, Wiltshire
-
12.03.2009
hospital, formerly of Cullompton, Devon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.03.1942 [228639]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
26.09.1945-25.12.1945
T/Capt.
26.12.1945-04.05.1949
Lt.
17.08.1946, seniority 23.08.1945
Capt.
23.02.1950
Maj.
23.02.1957
T/Lt.Col.
31.08.1966-30.12.1966
Lt.Col.
31.12.1966
Col.
30.06.1970 (retd 23.02.1978)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
10.06.1961
HM's birthday 61
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
General Service Medal GenSM - & 3 clasps
Campaign Service Medal CampSM
-
& 2 clasps
Mention in Despatches MID
?
?
Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal 1977 Jub M
-
-
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur LegH
1994
for his work on behalf of the Normandy Veterans’ Association
Education: Mokton Combe; Joint Services Staff College (US; jssc); Staff College (psc).



served in the ranks for 163 days
14.03.1942


commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission to 16.08.1946]
(06.1944)
 
 
Officer Commanding, 24 Platoon, 2nd (Airlanding) Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Pegasus Bridge, Normandy [wounded])
17.08.1945
 
 
permanent commission
04.01.1956
-
04.08.1956
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ, .. Corps
13.08.1956
-
01.02.1957
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ. .. Corps
07.11.1958
 
 
transferred, 1st Battalion Green Jackets (01.01.1966 Royal Green Jackets)
27.03.1959
-
14.01.1961
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General, HQ, 39th Independent Infantry Brigade (Northern Ireland)
23.08.1963
-
30.06.1966
Military Assistant (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)) to Chief of Staff, British Army of the Rhine
31.08.1966
-
(02.1967)
Assistant Military Secretary, HQ Middle East Land Forces
Wood,
Hon. Francis Hugh Peter Courtenay
F.H.P.C. Wood

Second son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, PC, OM, GCSI, GCIE (1881-1959), and Lady Dorothy Evelyn Augusta Onslow (1885-1976).
05.10.1916
Chelsea district, London
-
26.10.1942
(MIA) [age 26]
[Alamein Memorial, column 29 & memorial tablet in Kirby Underdale Church, Yorkshire]
2nd Lt. 09.11.1935 [66333]
Lt. 03.01.1940
A/Capt. 22.09.1940-(04.1941)
A/Maj. ?
Education: Eton College, Berkshire; Christ Church College, Oxford University (BA 1938).
Became a partner in the firm of G. Langley-Taylor and Partners, architects of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, and of Hare Court, Temple, London EC.
     

late Cadet, Eton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

09.11.1935     commissioned, The Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry (Queen's Own)
24.10.1939     mobilized TA
1939 - 1942

served in Middle East 1940-42 (Palestine, Syria, Western Desert):

? - 26.10.1942 Officer Commanding, "D" Squadron, The Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry (Queen's Own)
Wood,
Gordon Edward
G.E. Wood

Son of ... Wood, and ... Shingles.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
04.08.1912
Norwich district, Norfolk
-
02.2003
Huntingdon district, Huntingdonshire
Sub-Conductor ?
Lt. 16.01.1941 [168142]
T/Capt. 25.11.1941-27.02.1944
WS/Capt. 28.02.1944
T/Maj. 20.09.1944-28.10.1945
WS/Maj. 29.10.1945 (reld 01.09.1946; disability)
T/Lt.Col. 29.10.1945-01.09.1946
Hon. Lt.Col. 01.09.1946
Maj. 17.01.1951
03.10.1952, seniority 30.11.1951
Lt.Col. ?
16.01.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
      served with West Africa Regiment; captured & POW in Japanese captivity in Burma
17.01.1951 - 02.10.1952 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
03.10.1952 - 28.06.1961 Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Wood,
J S
J.S. Wood (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
?
-
?
2nd Lt. 1943?
... ...
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
1943?     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Wood,
Llewellyn Campion
L.C. Wood

Son of Percy Thornton Wood and Lucy Florence Wood, of Lawrence Weston, Gloucestershire.

biography at Clifton Rugby Football Club website
(03?).1914
Wandsworth district, Greater London
-
29.11.1943
(KIA) [age 29]
[Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, XI.E.25]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.04.1941 [201134]
WS/Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East
Junior partner in Glover’s Advertising, Bristol.
(1939)
-
(1940)
served in the ranks, North Somerset Yeomanry (served overseas)
27.04.1941


commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]



fought in the Syrian campaign (was captured, but escaped)
?
-
29.11.1943
1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (killed in action, Italy)
Wood,
Philip
P. Wood
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.06.1941 [190745]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
01.07.1942
T/Capt.
22.10.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
07.06.1941


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Wood,
Philip
P. Wood
?
-
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
29.04.1915
Lt.
?
F/O (Obs.) RFC
10.07.1917, seniority 14.05.1917
Lt.
19.10.1940 [152630]
T/Capt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)



served in the ranks in the Derbyshire Yeomanry
29.04.1915


commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery - Territorial Force



served as a Captain [TA?, Reserve?}
19.10.1940


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Wood,
P
P. Wood
?
-
Lt.
20.06.1941 [?] = Ordnance Executive Officer, 3rd class
T/Capt.
13.03.1942
WS/Capt.
20.06.1944 = Ordnance Executive Officer, 2nd class (reld < 04.1946)
A/Maj.
13.05.1943
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
20.06.1941


commissioned into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
Wood,
Peter
P. Wood
?
-
2nd Lt.
01.03.1943 [280749]
01.03.1943


commissioned into the Territorial Army Reserve of Officers - Special List (for service with the Army Cadet Force - County of Middlesex)
Wood,
Peter
P. Wood
?
-
Cadet
? [2882409]
2nd Lt.
24.10.1943 [307702]
WS/Lt.
24.04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
24.10.1943


commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Wood,
Peter Alexander
P.A. Wood
?
-
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
27.04.1940 [129189]
WS/Lt.
27.10.1941
A/Capt.
06.06.1943
T/Capt.
22.04.1944
WS/Capt.
29.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj.
28.06.1945
27.04.1940


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
06.06.1943
-
(04.1944)
Military Experimental Officer Class IV, Chemical Defence Experimental Station, Porton
?
-
(04.1946)
General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3), Directorate of Military Intelligence, War Offce
Wood,
Philip Anthony
P.A. Wood
05.09.1908
-
12.1990
Exeter, Devon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
31.01.1929 [41207]
Lt.
31.01.1932
Capt.
01.08.1938
T/Maj.
26.08.1941-23.06.1945
Col.
01.02.1954 (retd 03.11.1960)
Hon. Brig.
03.11.1960
Education: BA; psc
31.01.1929


commissioned into the Royal Engineers
06.11.1937
-
04.12.1939
Adjutant, Territorial Army
26.03.1940


transferred to the Royal Regiment of Artillery
26.03.1940


Adjutant, ...
27.11.1940
-
22.01.1941
General Staff Officer (Operations), Eastern Command
16.06.1942
-
25.09.1942
GSO2, War Office
Wood,
Peter Bruce
P.B. Wood
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.11.1941 [219300]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
29.11.1941


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Wood,
Peter Campbell
P.C. Wood
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.02.1940 [100431]
WS/Lt.
03.08.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
21.09.1941
03.02.1940


commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Wood,
Philip Edward
P.E. Wood
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.07.1933 [56249]
Lt.
19.07.1936
Capt.
15.07.1939
T/Maj.
01.05.1943
Maj.
? (reld ?)
19.07.1933


commissioned into the Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
(01.1937)
-
(01.1939)
214th (2 East Riding) Battery, 54th (Durham & West Riding) Medium Brigade RA [later: 51st (Midland) Medium Regiment RA]
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
02.02.1941


transferred to the Royal Engineers
?
-
25.06.1958
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Wood,
Philip Edward
P.E. Wood
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.01.1931 [49575]
Lt.
17.01.1934 (reld 05.03.1960)
Hon. Capt.
05.03.1960



late Cadet, Dover College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
17.01.1931


commissioned into the Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
(03.1931)
-
(06.1933)
No. 2 (AASL) Company, Cinque Ports Fortress Engineers
(11.1939)


Territorial Army Reserve of Officers, Class I - Royal Engineers
24.08.1939


mobilized TARO
19.08.1940
-
05.03.1960
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers, Class I - Royal Artillery
Wood,
Philip Gerald
P.G. Wood
?
-
Cadet
? [13047077]
2nd Lt.
25.09.1943 [307415]
WS/Lt.
25.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
25.09.1943


commissioned into the Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
Wood,
Percy George Edward
P.G.E. Wood
(06?).1910
Chesterfield district, Derbyshire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.02.1940 [117072]
WS/Lt.
25.04.1941
T/Capt.
25.04.1941
WS/Capt.
21.01.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
10.02.1940


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
13.07.1943
-
(04.1944)
Captain RE, Survey, Southern Command
Wood,
Paul Hamilton
P.H. Wood
Son of Richard Boardman Wood, BA, ICS. Married (1934) Elizabeth Josephine, daughter of late John
Guthrie, MS, FRCS, Christchurch, New Zealand; two sons, one daughter.

Obituary at Blackwell Synergy
1907
India
-
13.07.1962
Lt.
21.02.1942 [225763]
WS/Capt.
22.06.1942
T/Maj.
22.06.1942
A/Lt.Col.
28.08.1942
A/Col.
21.12.1945
local Brig.
21.12.1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1946
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
Italy

FRCP

Education: MD
21.02.1942


commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
1942
-
1945
Lt­Col, Officer i/c Med. Div., RAMC (despatches); served with First Army in N. Africa and Italy
1945
-
1946
Brigadier, Consulting Physician, Central Mediterranean Force
Cardiologist.
Wood,
Philip Henry
P.H. Wood
?
-
Lt.
26.09.1942 [246808]
WS/Capt.
26.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
26.09.1942


commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Wood,
Philip Joseph
P.J. Wood
?
-
OME 4th Cl.
?
Lt.
11.12.1939 [110939]
T/Capt.
05.01.1943
WS/Capt.
? (reld 04.09.1945; disability)
Hon. Capt.
04.09.1945
11.12.1939


commissioned into the Royal and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
Wood,
Peter Ley
P.L. Wood
11.04.1912
-
10.1994
Wolverhampton, West Midlands

2nd Lt.
01.09.1940 [145294]
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
09.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj.
25.04.1944
01.09.1940


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Wood,
Philip Lawrence Eric
P.L.E. Wood
From Nottingham.

Private papers at LHCMA
19.11.1909
Bareilly, India
-
01.1994
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Lt.
25.10.1934 [65535]
Capt.
22.04.1936, seniority 25.10.1935
A/Maj.
20.05.1940-19.08.1940
T/Maj.
20.08.1940-11.01.1942, 14.04.1942-13.08.1943
WS/Maj.
14.08.1943
Maj.
25.10.1944
A/Lt.Col.
14.05.1943-13.08.1943
T/Lt.Col.
14.08.1943-06.10.1947
Lt.Col.
05.03.1949
Col.
04.09.1958 (retd 01.12.1961)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.06.1944
Italy
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
08.07.1941
Middle East 12.40-02.41
Mention in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp; 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star & Clasp 1st Army; Italy Star; War Medal; Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct 2 (04.05.1957) *

* For volunteering to be lowered from a helicopter into a boat in rough weather with the object of attending a dangerously ill soldier on board a ship at sea. Lieutenant-Colonel Wood reached the sick man and treated him successfully.
Education: MRCS Eng LRCP Lond (1934); MRCP Ed (1947); FRCP Ed (1961); Graded Physician (1947); Senior Specialist in Medicine (1948)
25.10.1934


commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [short service commission]
25.10.1934
-
21.04.1935
seconded to ...
1935
-
1936
Malta
1936


Palestine
1937
-
1939
Egypt
1939
-
1941
Middle East Forces
22.04.1940


permanent Regular Army commission
1941
-
1942
North Africa
1943
-
1945
CO 3rd Field Ambulance RAMC (British North Africa Force / Central Mediterranean Force)
1945
-
1945
CO 171st Field Ambulance RAMC (NW Europe)
1945
-
1946
CO 19th Guards Field Ambulance RAMC (NW Europe)
1947
-
1951
Middle East Land Forces
1951
-
1953
CO Military Hospital Colchester
07.02.1953
-
1955
Command Adviser in Medicine, British Medical Hospital, Klagenfurt (Austria)
1955
-
1958
Hong Kong
1959
-
1961
CO Cambridge Hospital Aldershot
Serving Brother, Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, 13.09.1973.
Wood,
Mrs Phyllis May
P.M. Wood
?
-
2nd Sub.
15.01.1942 [223857]
WS/Sub.
12.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Jun.Cdr.
18.09.1943
15.01.1942


commissioned into the Auxiliary Territorial Service
Wood,
Philip Maxwell
P.M. Wood
?
-
Lt.
10.10.1942 [248086]
WS/Capt.
10.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: MB
10.10.1942


commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
Wood,
Peter Mattison
P.M. Wood
Son of Alfred and Frances M. Wood, of North Rigton, Yorkshire.
1915 ?
-
11.05.1944

(KIA) [age 29]
[Kohima War Cemetery, Burma, 8.H.8]
Cadet
? [7905161]
2nd Lt.
12.08.1943 [299831]
WS/Lt.
12.04.1944
12.08.1943


commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
?
-
11.05.1944
149th (7th Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Regiment
Wood,
Mrs Priscilla Nancie
P.N. Wood
02.04.1920
-
04.2003
East Surrey
2nd Sub.
10.07.1942 [239611]
WS/Sub.
12.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. J/Cdr.
< 04.1946
10.07.1942


commissioned into the Auxiliary Territorial Service
18.02.1944
-
(04.1944)
Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Military Intelligence, War Office
Wood,
Peter Russell
P.R. Wood
?
-

[perhaps:
19.04.1918
-
09.1993
Westminster, London]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
23.11.1940 [158918]
WS/Capt.
28.06.1943
T/Maj.
28.06.1943
Capt. RARO
01.01.1949
Hon. Maj.
01.01.1949
23.11.1940


commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
(04.1944)
Fighting Vehicle School, India
01.01.1949
-
02.07.1968
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Wood,
Peard Thornton
P.T. Wood
From Northampton.
(06?).1907
Wandsworth, London
-
2nd Lt.
29.08.1931 [52470]
Lt.
29.08.1934
Capt.
03.04.1937
T/Maj.
11.02.1941
WS/Maj.
12.05.1945
T/Lt.Col.
12.05.1945
Lt.Col.
01.05.1947
Col. TARO
01.05.1951, seniority 01.05.1950 (retd 27.05.1965)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.03.1945
NW Europe
Military Cross MC
?
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
26.09.1946
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
?
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
16.02.1951
?

AMIEE

29.08.1931


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army (54th (East Anglian) Divisional Engineers)
24.08.1939

30.04.1951
mobilized TA
11.11.1940
-
(04.1941)
a Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, Western Command
01.05.1951
-
27.05.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
05.01.1954
-
05.01.1964
ADC (Additional) to the Queen
Wood,
P W
P.W. Wood
?
-
2nd Lt. 05.10.1940 [] 1396d
WS/Lt. 05.04.1942
T/Capt. 04.03.1943
05.10.1940     commissioned into ? [emergency commission]
      transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
Wood,
Patrick Haselden
P.H. Wood
22.09.1925
-
2nd Lt. 10.12.1944
WS/Lt. 10.06.1945
Capt. 22.09.1952
Maj. 01.02.1960, seniority 22.09.1959
10.12.1944     commissioned into the 11th Hussars [emergency commission to 29.08.1947]
Wood,
Robert Basil Percival
R.B.P. Wood
25.05.1904
-
01.1995
Dacorum, Hertfordshire
2nd Lt.
07.04.1926, seniority 25.05.1925
Lt.
25.05.1928, seniority 25.05.1927
Capt.
19.04.1936
A/Maj.
01.11.1939-31.01.1940
T/Maj.
01.02.1940-11.09.1940, 09.01.1941-24.05.1942
Maj.
25.05.1942
local Lt.Col.
14.10.1941-16.12.1942
A/Lt.Col.
23.03.1943-22.06.1943
T/Lt.Col.
23.06.1943-28.07.1947
Lt.Col.
29.07.1947 [supernumerary 29.07.1950]
T/Col.
17.11.1948-30.12.1950
Col.
31.12.1950 [supernumerary 31.12.1956]
T/Brig.
25.07.1951-20.07.1954
Brig.
21.07.1954
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.08.1945
?
Education: psc



from the General List, Territorial Army
07.04.1926


commissioned into the Royal Tank Corps, later Royal Tank Regiment
29.01.1936
-
08.01.1941
Instructor, ...
09.01.1941
-
13.10.1941
Brigade Major, ...
14.10.1941
-
16.12.1942
GSO2, ...
15.07.1944
-
25.01.1945
Chief Instructor, ...
02.02.1948
-
06.11.1948
GSO1 (Tact. Sch.), ...
17.11.1948
-
24.07.1951
Commandant, Officer Cadet School
25.07.1951
-
25.07.1954
Commander, Indian Armoured Brigade (TA)
03.10.1954
-
(02.1957)
Vice President (Brigadier), Regulations Commissions Board
Wood,
Robert Ingham
R.I. Wood

Son of ... Wood, and ... Bradley.
Married ...; ... children.
13.12.1919
Halifax district, Yorkshire
-
07.2004
Calderdale, West Yorkshire
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 12.07.1939 [92948]
WS/Lt. 12.01.1941 (demobilized 1946) (reld 17.01.1951)
      late Cadet C.S.M., Wrekin College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
12.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
 ? - 15.02.1942 122 Army Field Regiment RA (captured at Singapore)
Wood,
Robert Thomas Darby
R.T.D. Wood (Photo courtesy of Mr Christopher Wood)

Son of Samuel Robert Wood, and Mary Maria Hair Roper.
Married ((06?).1928, Headington district, Oxfordshire) Ida Diddams.
04.1901
Handsworth, West Bromwich district, Staffordshire
-
01.1984
Norwich district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 13.02.1940 [119055]
WS/Lt. 13.08.1941 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Capt. 20.12.1943-(07.1945)
13.02.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
His son writes: "He volunteered for military service at the outbreak of war and went from England around the Cape by troopship and up the Red Sea to Egypt. He served in the North African Campagne, then to Sicily, up Italy to Rome and finally Yugoslavia. While serving in North Africa, he wrote a handbook on practical navigation in the desert using a prismatic compass, watch and the mileage reading of the speedometer of the vehicle. My father worked for what was Morris Motors, Cowley, as a service representative. He had no military experience and at 36 or 37 was too old for active service. He survived the war in poor condition and something of a nervous wreck."
Wood,
William George
W.G. Wood

21.11.1921
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.12.1940 [162095]
WS/Lt.
14.06.1942
A/Capt.
10.06.1944-09.09.1944
T/Capt.
10.09.1944-20.04.1946
A/Maj.
21.01.1946-20.04.1946
Lt.
02.02.1946, seniority 21.05.1944
WS/Capt.
21.04.1946
Capt.
21.11.1948
T/Maj.
21.04.1946-27.10.1946,
30.11.1949-14.04.1953,
30.04.1953-17.05.1955
Maj.
21.11.1955 (Employed List 1)
Lt.Col.
16.09.1963 (supernumerary 16.09.1966) (retd 21.11.1976)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1970
New Year 70
Military Cross MC
24.01.1946
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
14.06.1960
?
Education: psc



served in the ranks for 1 year, 104 days
29.03.1941


commissioned, The East Surrey Regiment [emergency commission to 01.02.1946]
10.01.1944
-
09.07.1944
2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (UK & NW Europe)
10.07.1944
-
(09.1944)
Second-in-Command, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment ( NW Europe)
02.02.1946
 
 
permanent commission, The Devonshire Regiment [from 17.05.1958 The Devonshire & Doreset Regiment]
30.04.1946
-
28.09.1946
Chief Instructor, Infantry Division School
04.12.1947
-
03.12.1951
specially employed
30.04.1953
-
30.03.1955
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), School of Infantry
30.05.1957
-
20.11.1960
specially employed, Military Forces Malaya
01.01.1963
-
30.06.1963
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
10.10.1966
-
(02.1967)
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
Wood,
William Wallace
W.W. Wood (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carol Vincent)
?
-
CSM
? [2652436]
Lt.
16.04.1941 [181323]
T/Capt.
28.03.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
08.07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj.
08.07.1945-(04.1946)



served in the ranks (Warrant Officer Class II), The Coldstream Guards
16.04.1941


commissioned, The West Yorkshire Regiment [emergency commission]
20.01.1943


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
08.05.1943
-
(04.1944)
a Staff Captain (Q), Quartermaster-General's Branch, HQ Eastern Command (Hounslow, Middlesex)
Woodgate,
John Thornicraft
P.H. Wood
?
-
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156618]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942
T/Capt.
15.09.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
05.07.1945
T/Maj.
05.07.1945-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
02.11.1940


commissioned, The Essex Regiment [emergency commission]



transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(06.1944)


staff officer with 3rd Parachute Brigade HQ on D-Day
Woods,
Kenneth Alfred
K.A. Woods

Son of ... Woods, and ... Hatwell.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
19.05.1923
Meriden district, Warwickshire
-
02.2000
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.05.1943 [273688]
WS/Lt. 01.11.1943 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
01.05.1943     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Woods,
Tom Pickering Salisbury
T.P.S. Woods (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive) T.P.S. Woods (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive)
Only son of R. Salisbury Woods, FRCS and Chief Commander L.C. Pickering, ATS.
Married ((03?).1955, North Cotswold district, Gloucestershire) Patricia Lindsay Horton (1927-), daughter of Lt.Col. Gerard Thomas Scofield Horton, MC, and Evelyn Lindsay Walker; two sons, one daughter.
03.12.1918
St Marylebone district, London
-
(12?).1978
North Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt. 26.01.1939 [85532]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 31.01.1941-30.04.1941
T/Capt. 01.05.1941-30.01.1942,
06.06.1942-(01.1946)
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 09.06.1945-18.07.1945
Maj. 26.01.1952 (retd 13.12.1955; receiving a gratuity)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.06.1953 Coronation 53 [recommendation available upon request]
26.01.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
06.1942     reported missing in Libya
(06.1944)     Second-in-Command, No. 1 Forward Observation Unit RA (Airborne)
02.1951 - (01.1953) Brigade Major RA, HQ 5 Army Group Royal Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) (British Army of the Rhine, Oldenburg) (MBE)
Woodward,
Allan George Vivian
A.G.V. Woodward (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas)
?
New Zealand
-
2nd Lt. 20.07.1941 [198939]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 29.10.1946)
T/Capt. 1946?
Hon. Capt. 29.10.1946
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
20.07.1941     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Woodward,
Peter John
P.J. Woodward
Son of ... Woodward, and ... Madge.
18.10.1919
Lewisham district, Greater London / Kent / London
-
11.2001
South & West Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt.
24.08.1939 [78205]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
Lt.
16.06.1945, seniority 18.04.1942
A/Capt.
26.06.1942-25.09.1942
T/Capt.
26.09.1942-13.08.1944,
01.12.1944-06.01.1946
WS/Capt.
07.01.1946
Capt.
18.10.1946
A/Maj.
07.10.1945-06.01.1946
T/Maj.
07.01.1946-07.04.1949,
01.08.1952-17.10.1953
Maj.
18.10.1953
T/Lt.Col.
15.06.1965-30.12.1966
Lt.Col.
31.12.1966 (retd 01.12.1967)
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
?
?
Education: psc, psc(n)
24.08.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



61st Seaborne Army Liaison Group attached to 1850 Squadron FAA
01.12.1944
-
06.10.1945
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), CBAL Section
16.06.1945
 
 
permanent commission
07.10.1945
-
21.01.1948
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade GSO2)
02.07.1949
-
12.09.1949
Staff Captain, HQ East Anglian District
13.09.1949
-
21.04.1950
HQ Infantry Division, Far East
01.08.1952
-
20.08.1954
Brigade Major, HQ Anti-Aircraft Brigade
21.01.1957
-
25.05.1958
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, HQ Cyrenaica District
25.05.1958
-
15.01.1959
HQ Tripolitania District
20.03.1961
-
11.04.1963
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), AHQ Canada
14.06.1963
-
31.03.1964
War Office
01.04.1964
-
26.05.1965
Ministry of Defence
15.06.1965
-
(02.1967)
General Staff Officer, 1st grae (GSO1), LIC Bahrein
Wooler,
Herbert Charles
H.C. Wooler (Photo courtesy of Mr John Cresser-Brown)
(06?).1922
North Bierley district, West Riding of Yorkshire

-
10.06.2014
Hereford, Herefordshire
Sapper Cadet ?
Education: Birmingham University (1941 Senior Training Corps, Engineering Section, Clitheroe).
      not commissioned
Woollcombe,
Michael John
M.J. Woollcombe (Photo courtesy of Mrs Karyl Whelan)
Married (30.12.1939, The Parish Church, Tavistock, Devon) Ruth Mary Clark; two daughters, one son.

Residence: (1942) Cardiff.
28.07.1909
Plympton St Mary, Devon
-
19.08.1957
[Parish Church of Wareham Cemetery, Lady St Mary, Dorset]
2nd Lt.
29.08.1929 [44213]
Lt.
29.08.1932
Capt.
17.03.1938
A/Maj.
29.01.1940-28.04.1940
T/Maj.
29.04.1940-25.06.1940,
23.07.1940-20.02.1942,
18.11.1942-14.10.1943
WS/Maj.
15.10.1943
A/Lt.Col.
15.07.1943-14.10.1943
T/Lt.Col.
15.10.1943-23.12.1943
Lt.Col.
12.10.1951
05.02.1952, seniority 29.09.1951 (Employed List (1) 01.12.1953) (retd 17.02.1955; ill-health)
Hon. Col.
17.02.1955
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.02.1942
Western Desert campaign
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
10.06.1948
Control Commission Germany
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1938
NW Frontier of India
NW Frontier of India Medal & Clasp
Education: Sherborne; Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
29.08.1929


commissioned, Royal Tank Corps [directed to join Depot at Wool (Dorset) on or before 23.09.1929]
1930s


transferred to Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
21.10.1939
-
05.11.1939
Adjutant, ...
?
-
(11.)1941
Officer Commanding, B Squadron, 2nd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Western Desert campaign)
[received a bad leg wound, which prevented him from active service for quite some time]
(05?).1945


Control Commission, Germany
1948?


Commanding Officer, 7th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (Bovington Camp & Hong Kong)
1955?
-
1957?
Officer-in-Charge of Royal Armoured Corps Records (Bovington Camp)
Woolner,
Christopher Geoffrey
"Kit"
C.G. Woolner
Married (1923) Anne, daughter of Sydney
Pitt; two daughters.

18.10.1893
Kensington district, Greater London
-
10.01.1984
Ashford district, Kent
2nd Lt.
21.12.1912
Lt.
04.12.1914
A/Capt.
18.08.1916-29.11.1916
A/Maj.
30.11.1916-02.07.1918
T/Maj.
03.07.1918-27.03.1919
Capt.
03.11.1917
Bt. Maj.
03.06.1919
Maj.
16.11.1928
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1933
Lt.Col.
22.09.1936
Col.
16.08.1939, seniority 01.01.1936
A/Brig.
22.02.1940-21.08.1940
T/Brig.
16.08.1939-01.09.1939,
22.08.1940-30.09.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
30.11.1940-30.09.1941
Maj.Gen.
01.10.1941 (retd 18.11.1947)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1942
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
Military Cross MC
23.07.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
07.07.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
26.07.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
?
Edcuation: Marlborough; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (1927-1928; psc)
1914
-
1918
Served European War [France & Belgium 18.08.1914-19.01.1915 & 11.05.1915-11.11.1918] (wounded, despatches twice, Bt Major, MC and two Bars)
(10.1917)
 
 
Officer Commanding, 64th Field Company, Royal Engineers
03.07.1918
-
27.03.1919
Staff Officer (Class BB) to Engineer-in-Chief, France
01.09.1919
-
11.02.1920
Staff Officer to Chief Engineer Home Forces
12.02.1920
-
18.03.1920
Adjutant, ...
05.05.1920
-
19.09.1923
Survey Duty, Gold Coast
30.01.1924
-
20.01.1927
Officer Company of Gentlemen Cadets (Class A), Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
14.05.1930
-
31.03.1932
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), India
01.04.1932
-
13.05.1934
Brigade Major, India
(01.1937)
 
 
served at Chatham
(01.1939)
 
 
served at Chatham
16.08.1939
-
01.09.1939
Deputy Inspector and Deputy Commandant, School of Military Engineering (temporary)
02.09.1939
-
21.02.1940
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), British Expeditionery Force
22.02.1940
-
08.11.1940
Commander, 8th Infantry Brigade (BEF & Home Forces)
30.11.1940


Commander, ...
1941
-
1943
General Officer Commanding, Sierra Leone & Gambia
03.03.1943
-
04.08.1943
General Officer Commanding, 81st (West Africa) Division (West Africa)
1944
-
1945
General Officer Commanding, West Midlands District
01.01.1947
-
08.1947
District Officer Commanding, Mid­West District and General Officer Commanding, 53 (Welsh) Infantry Division TA
Woosnam,
Richard Neville
A.J. Worboys
Son of Richard L. Woosnam, and Gertrude E. Parker.
Married ((09.).1953, Romford district, Essex) Jean M. Shirley.
06.03.1917
Bramley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
10.1997
Macclesfield district, Cheshire
Lt. (Ordnance Mechanical Engineer 4th class) 03.01.1940 [111275]
T/Capt. (OME 3rd cl.) 23.11.1940
Lt. (Electrical Mechanical Engineer 4th class) 01.10.1942, seniority 03.01.1940
WS/Capt. 30.11.1942
T/Maj. 10.01.1943-(04.1946)
Capt. 11.10.1948, seniority 06.03.1944
A/Maj. 11.10.1948-...
Maj. 06.03.1951, seniority 11.10.1948
Hon. Lt.Col. 06.10.1951
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 13.12.1945 Italy
03.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
(1945)     16 Base Workshop Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (MBE)
11.10.1948     commissioned, REME - Territorial Army
06.10.1951     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Woozley,
Anthony Douglas
A.D. Woozley

14.08.1912
-
06.04.2008
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
24.05.1941 [189818]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942
T/Capt.
28.08.1944-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
?
Capt. RARO
01.01.1949
Hon. Maj.
01.01.1949
Mention in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy
?
-
23.05.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
24.05.1941
 
 
commissioned, 1st King's Dragoon Guards - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
01.01.1949
-
14.08.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Worboys,
Arnold John
A.J. Worboys
Married ((06?).1931, Luton district, Bedfordshire) Doris L. Parsons.

Mr Paul Waller writes: "My uncle Arnold John Worboys Capt. served during WWII in the Royal Artillery mostly stationed in Pendennis guarding the Fal with 12inch guns. He went on the relief of the Channel Island landing in Guernsey and appeared on the Pathe News accepting the surrender of the German forces."

04.10.1906
Luton district, Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire
-
(09?).1983
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.07.1942 [237219]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 22.12.1945-(04.1946)
01.07.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Worley,
Cuthbert Joseph *
P.H. Wood
* used post-war reversed order of first names: Joseph Cuthbert
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.09.1940 [151348]
WS/Lt.
05.04.1942
T/Capt.
19.05.1943-(04.1946)
Capt. TA
08.08.1950, seniority 08.01.1948
Lt.
20.08.1951, seniority 30.06.1947
Capt.
20.08.1951, seniority 01.11.1947
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
25.06.1954
-
?
-
28.09.1940
121st Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.09.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
18.01.1944
-
(05.1944)
Instructor, Middle East Camouflage School
23.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
Adjutant, School of Electric Lighting (Gosport)
08.08.1950
-
20.08.1951
Territorial Army
20.08.1951


short service commission
Wormald,
Alan Guy
A.G. Wormald (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Morison) A.G. Wormald (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Morison)
A.G. Wormald (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Morison) A.G. Wormald (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Morison)
A.G. Wormald (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Morison)
Younger son (with one brother) of Capt. Guy Wormald (1883-1916), The Lancashire Fusiliers, and Doris Eleanor Kindersley (1886-1973) [later Mrs T.E. Winslow], of Weymouth, Dorsetshire.
Brother of Maj. Peter John Wormald, Indian Medcial Service.
16.09.1915
Kensington, London
-
27.08.1942
(died of pneumonia in the hospital at Haifa)
[Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Palestine, A.H.4]
2nd Lt. 15.11.1938 [78833]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 1942?
Education: Eton College; Cambridge University (BA).
      Cadet Under-Officer, Eton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officers Training Corps
15.11.1938     commissioned, General List, Officers Training Corps - Territorial Army (for service with Eton College Contingent) (while serving as Assistant Master at Eton College)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
24.06.1940     transferred, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
? - 27.08.1942 2nd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps
Wormald,
Derrick Bruce
D.B. Wormald
2nd son of late Arthur and Veronica Wormald.
Married (1953) Betty Craddock (died 1993); two daughters.
28.04.1916
-
27.03.1994
Wickham Bishops, Essex
2nd Lt.
30.01.1936 [67087]
Lt.
30.01.1939
A/Capt.
06.12.1940-05.03.1941
T/Capt.
06.03.1941-08.09.1942
WS/Capt.
09.09.1942
Capt.
30.01.1944
A/Maj.
09.06.1942-08.09.1942
T/Maj.
09.09.1942-28.06.1945
WS/Maj.
24.09.1945
Maj.
30.01.1949
A/Lt.Col.
24.06.1945-23.09.1945
T/Lt.Col.
24.09.1945-09.03.1948,
09.10.1955-15.04.1956
Brev. Lt.Col.
01.07.1954
Lt.Col.
16.04.1956 (superunmerary 16.04.1959)
T/Col.
01.04.1953-08.10.1955,
07.01.1959-14.03.1959
Col.
15.03.1959 (supernumerary 15.03.1965)
local Brig.
08.02.1962-28.02.1962
T/Brig.
16.05.1959-07.02.1962,
01.03.1962-31.12.1963
Brig.
01.01.1964
Maj.Gen.
07.11.1966, seniority 19.06.1966 (retd 15.01.1971)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
31.08.1944
?
Military Cross MC
20.08.1940
?
Military Cross MC
07.06.1945
?
Order of Al Istiglal, Jordan (09.11.1954)
Education: Bryanston School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Quetta (1947; psc); Joint Services Staff College (1955; jssc)
30.01.1936


commissioned, 13th/18th Hussars (Queen Mary's Own), Royal Armoured Corps
1936
-
1938
served in India
1939
-
1940
British Expeditionary Force (France & Belgium)
(06.)1944
-
1945
Officer Commanding, "A" Squadron 13th/18th Hussars (Normandy / NW Europe)
1945
-
1947
Commanding Officer, 25th Dragoons (India)
10.03.1948
-
14.10.1950
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
1951
-
1952
Commanding Officer, 1st Armoured Car Regiment of Arab Legion
01.04.1953
-
02.12.1954
Commander (Col.), Arab Legion Armoured Corps
25.10.1955
-
23.03.1956
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 11th Armoured Division, British Army of the Rhine
1956

Commanding Officer, 3rd The King's Own Hussars
03.11.1958


Commanding Officer, The Queen's Own Hussars
07.01.1959
-
05.12.1961
Commander Aden Protectorate Levies
01.03.1962
-
30.05.1965
Commander HQ Salisbury Plain Sub-District
28.06.1965
-
11.10.1966
Brigadier General Staff (Mobility), Ministry of Defence
07.11.1966
-
18.12.1970
Director-General of Fighting Vehicles & Engineer Equipment
Colonel, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, 11.05.1974-11.05.1979.
Wormald,
William
W. Wormald
From York.
?
-
2nd Lt.
29.03.1941 [180465]
WS/Lt.
29.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
Military Cross MC
31.08.1944
Normandy 44
29.03.1941


commissioned, 13th/18th Hussars (Queen Mary's Own), Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.)1944


Squadron HQ, "B" Squadron, 13th/18th Hussars (Normandy)
Worthington,
Godfrey Francis Puget
"Frank"
G.D.P. Worthington
Son of John Robert and Minnie Worthington.
Husband of Dorothy Isabel Worthington, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire; at least one son (F/Lt. Godfrey David Puget Worthington, RAF).
(06?).1894
West Bromwich
-
23.08.1943
[age 49]
[Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria, VIII.C.16]
2nd Lt.
05.08.1915 [45816]
T/Capt.
...-21.02.1920
Capt.
17.08.1921, seniority 02.07.1919 (reld 11.01.1923)
Capt.
11.01.1928, seniority 30.11.1925
T/Maj.
01.01.1941-23.08.1943
Military Cross MC
16.09.1918
*
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy broke through the line this officer, with a portion of his company, was surrounded, but he succeeded in fighting his way out. On the following day, during a rearguard action, he superintended the withdrawal of his men under heavy shell fire with coolness and skill.



2nd Lt., Reserve of Officers (Officer Training Corps)
05.08.1915


commissioned, The West India Regiment
(1918)     seconded, Middlesex Regiment
?
-
21.02.1920
served with a Service Battalion of The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)
17.08.1921


Captain, The West India Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
11.01.1923


relinquished his commission & rank from the General List on enlistment in the Territorial Army
11.01.1928


re-instated as Captain, The Green Howards - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized from Reserve of Officers
?
-
23.08.1943
1st Battalion The Green Howards (North Africa)
Wray,
Robert
R. Wray (Photo courtesy of Mr Ronald Gamble) R. Wray (Photo courtesy of Mr Ronald Gamble)
?
-
2nd Lt.
20.02.1939 [87310]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
WS/Capt.
09.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
09.06.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Capt. RARO
14.05.1949, seniority 23.09.1948
Hon. Maj.
14.05.1949
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD
03.11.1953
?



late Cadet Corporal, Portora Royal School Contingent, Officer Training Corps
20.02.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Supplementary Reserve
24.08.1939


mobilized
?
-
?
Y Troop, 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (SR)
?
-
14.05.1949
Supplementary Reserve of Officers
14.05.1949
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Wren,
John
"Paddy"
J. Wren
Married Rosalie Wren (née ...) (died 10.02.2007, aged 104).
04.06.1896
-
23.02.1958
Lt.
01.08.1921
...
...
T/Lt.Col.
01.03.1942-(01.1946)
...
...
Maj.Gen.
05.03.1951 (retd 02.04.1955)

CB, CBE, FDS

01.08.1921


commissioned, [Royal] Army Dental Corps
...
-
...
....
Wright,
Archibald McNaughton
A.M. Wright
1891 ?
Old Kilpatrick district, Dunbarton, Scotland ?
-
2nd Lt. TA
01.06.1927
Lt. TA
08.11.1932 (reld 04.07.1936)
2nd Lt.
23.01.1940 [38168]
WS/Lt.
23.07.1941
T/Capt.
14.11.1942-03.06.1944
WS/Capt.
04.06.1944 (cashiered by sentence of a general court-martial 21.01.1948)
T/Maj.
04.06.1944-(04.1946)
01.06.1927
-
04.07.1936
commissioned, 9th Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - Territorial Army (Dumbarton)
23.01.1940
 

 
commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) [emergency commission]
(04.1944)
 
 
specially employed
Wright,
Charles
C. Wright
?
-
Cadet
? [10539641]
2nd Lt.
10.03.1945 [383837]
WS/Lt.
10.09.1945
T/Capt.
09.12.1945-(04.1946)
10.03.1945
 

 
commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Administrative Branch [emergency commission]
Wright,
Frank
F. Wright
From Rugby.
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [289802]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
Military Cross MC 13.12.1945 Italy
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
22.08.1943     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(1945)     558th Army Field Company RE (Italy) (MC)
Wright,
Herbert
H. Wright
?
-
Spr.
?
2nd Lt.
01.12.1928 [40829]
Lt.
01.12.1931
Capt.
07.05.1938 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1944
Middle East
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
21.10.1943
?
Education: MSc (Eng), AMIEE
01.12.1928


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
01.12.1928
-
(01.1939)
27th (London Electrical Engineers) Anti-Aircraft [Searchlight] Battalion (London)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



instructor in searchlights, qualified at a War Searchlight Course
01.08.1940


transferred from Anti-Aircraft Battalion RE to Royal Regiment of Artillery
08.05.1944


transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Wright,
Kenneth Burns McKenzie
K.B.McK. Wright
Son of Edwin Jeffrey Wright, and Emma Agnes Clover, of Denham, Buckinghamshire.
(03?).1916
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
27.09.1944
(KIA) [age 28]
[Gradara War Cemetery, Italy, I.D.32]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 24.05.1941 [187903]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. ?
? - 24.05.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
24.05.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
? - 27.09.1944 15th Field Regiment RA (Italy)
Wright,
Royce
R. Wright
Son of John H. Wright and May Wright, of Hull.
1923 ?
-
17.08.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma, 7.G.18]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
31.05.1941 [189181]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942



Officer Cadet Training Unit
31.05.1941


commissioned, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
18.01.1942


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
?
-
17.08.1944
attached, 10th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
Wright,
Sidney Gordon Malcolm
S.M.G. Wright (Photo courtesy of Mrs Veronica Parker)
S.M.G. Wright (Photo courtesy of Mrs Veronica Parker)
Son of Staff Sgt. Malcolm Peter Alexander Wright (1887-1918), and Jessie Elizabeth Holohan (1894-1970).
Married (1946) Josephine Agnes Smith (1925-1947), daughter of Adam Smith; one daughter.
12.05.1914
Newington, North London
-
2005
Ottawa, Ont., Canada
2nd Lt.
04.03.1933 (reld 16.05.1934)
A/Sgt.
?
Lt.
18.05.1940 [132134]
T/Capt.
24.09.1940-(04.1944),
27.08.1945-(04.1946)
Capt.
01.11.1947 (reld 01.08.1953)
Hon. Capt.
01.08.1953
Education: Wellington School



late Cadet, Wellington School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
04.03.1933
-
16.05.1934
commissioned, Hampshire Regiment (Supplementary Reserve of Officers)
16.05.1934
-
17.05.1940
enlisted to serve in the ranks, Royal Army Service Corps [Regular Army] (overseas service during this period included Egypt and Palestine)
?
-
17.05.1940
Officer Producing Centre
18.05.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission to 31.07.1946]
25.05.1940


901 Company RASC
30.12.1940
-
28.04.1941
disembarked Egypt, 3rd Armoured Brigade Company, RASC (captured)
28.04.1941
-
19.05.1945
POW in Italian, later German captivity
01.08.1946
-
01.08.1953
short service commission
Wroe,
Benjamin
B. Wroe
Son of John and Ethel Grace Wroe (née Argyle); nephew of Mr. G. Wroe, of Wrenthorpe, Yorkshire.
(03?).1923
Belper district, Derbyshire
-
12.09.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Geel War Cemetery, Belgium, IV.C.4]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.04.1943 [271922]
WS/Lt.
18.01.1944
Education: Silcoates School, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield (1932-1941)
17.04.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
23.01.1944


transferred, Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)
Wyatt,
Arthur Geoffrey
A.G. Wyatt

Son of the late Geoffrey Allington Wyatt.
Married Joan Lindsay (died 06.02.2007; aged 93), daughter of Brig.Gen. Bruce Lindsay Eddis.
02.10.1900
-
(09?).1960
Ipswich district
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.07.1920 [6267]
T/Col.
03.03.1943-...
Col.
31.12.1948 (retd 16.06.1950)
A/Brig.
23.03.1944-22.09.1944
T/Brig.
23.09.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
16.06.1950
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
05.08.1943
?
Mention in Despatches MID
08.09.1933
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
Officer, Legion of Merit (US) LM
12.04.1945
?
Education: Sherborne
16.07.1920


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1939
-
1945
served in France, North Africa, Sicily & Italy
(1944)


Deputy Chief Engineer (Air), Allied Armies in Italy
Wyndham,
Peter Jocelyn Charles
P.J.C. Wyndham

1925 ?
-
22.07.1966
[age 41]
Kensington, Greater London
Cadet
? [14543997]
2nd Lt.
09.10.1943 [295507]
WS/Lt.
09.04.1944
Capt. TA
27.05.1957 (retd 15.01.1961)
09.10.1943


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]
1945?
-
1948?
1st Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (Italy, Palestine)
27.05.1957
-
15.01.1961
Territorial Army
15.01.1961
-
22.07.1966
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Wynn,
Frederick Kinght
F.K. Wynn

From Birmingham.
(09?).1906
Kings Norton district, Staffordshire / Warwickshire /  Worcestershire
-
31.01.1945
(from a coronary thrombosis in 97 (British) General Hospital 
Athens)
[Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece, 17.A.15]
2nd Lt.
15.04.1940 [127454]
WS/Lt.
22.08.1941
A/Capt.
22.05.1941-21.08.1941
T/Capt,
22.08.1941-09.02.1944
WS/Capt.
10.02.1944
A/Maj.
10.11.1943-09.02.1944
T/Maj.
10.02.1944-31.01.1945
Mention in Despatches MID
21.06.1945
Mediterranean [posthumously]
15.04.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) [emergency commission]
early 1941


served in Egypt
late 1944


served in Italy (Central Mediterranean Forces)



583rd Ordnance [Field Park Company?] (Greece)
Wynn,
Reginald
R. Wynn

?
-
Sgt.
? [6088800]
2nd Lt.
19.10.1940 [153060]
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
30.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
30.07.1943-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM
11.07.1940
France



served in the ranks, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
(05.1940)


1st/5th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment (UK, France, UK) (DCM)
19.10.1940


commissioned, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) [emergency commission]
?
-
07.1944
Second-in-Command, 2nd/7th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment
07.1944
-
?
deployment with Middle East Forces
 
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