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Burma Naval Volunteer Reserve (BRNVR) Officers
1939-1945

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Barber,
Bertram Oliver
B.O. Barber
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.02.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Barber,
J O
J.O. Barber
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.02.1942 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Baroni,
Patrick William
"Pat"
P.W. Baroni (Photo courtesy of Zillah Osborne)
Son of Henry P. Baroni.
?
-
1970
Australia
Lt. 01.11.1942
(06.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Mr K.T. Lwin remembers: "I first met Pat Baroni during WWll after I joined the Burma RNVR in 1944 and served on the ship in which he was second in command holding the rank of a Lieutenant. I believe he joined as a Signalman when Burma RNVR was formed and got his commission later after evacuation to India. He later commanded the Burma Navy's flagship U.B.S. Mayu (ex H.M.S. Fal ) in early fifties when the ship often went to Singapore for dry docking. By then he was a Lieutenant Commander. Later, around 1958-60 he came with the full crew to the UK to accept a Royal Navy minesweeper which was named UBS Yan Myo Aung. The ship was personally handed over by the late Lord Louis Mountbatten. I believe he resigned from the Navy after he became a Commander and served in the Merchant Navy for a few years as Master. Then he and his family migrated to West Australia and lived in Perth. "
Bingham,
John England
J.E. Bingham
17.09.1908
Fylde district, Lancashire
-
12.1990
Yeovil district, Somerset
Lt. 01.08.1941
Education: Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London.
Before the war he was a civil engineer in Burma, being evacuated on the Japanese invasion of Rangoon.
(08.1943) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
at some point     Commanding Officer, ML 833 (motor launch)
After the war he returned to civil engineering, working until his retirement for Brathwaite India, based in Calcutta.
Bo,
Kin Maung
K.M. Bo
Brother of S.Lt. K.M. Maung.
?
-
Lt.
01.02.1942 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Brown,
Hugh Charles Granger
H.C.G. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mrs Evelyn Strouts)
Son of Hugh Charles Grainger Brown (1892-1982), and Matilda Victoria Mann (1892-1988).
Brother of S.Lt. Alfred Maurice Granger Brown, RINVR.

Married Fay Foucar; two daughters.
28.05.1918
Burma
-
07.05.2013
Hove, East Sussex
Lt. 01.04.1942
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 11.06.1966 HM's birthday 66: British subject resident in Pakistan
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 10.07.1945 operations Arakan coast 11.44-03.45 [decoration posted]
... - ... ...
(1944) - (1945) Naval Officer-in-Charge Kyauk Pyu (DSC)
... - ... ...
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
       

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Edgcumbe,
George Aubrey Valletort
G.A.V. Edgcumbe
?
-
T/Lt.
01.04.1942 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
       

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Gaunt,
James Harold
J.H. Gaunt
?
-
Lt.
17.06.1940 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Ghine,
George Ohn
G.O. Ghine
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.10.1940 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
       

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Hannay,
William Banten
W.B. Hannay
?
-
Lt.
01.12.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Cheetah *
* indexed, but not listed as such

 
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Khin,
Maung
M. Khin
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.08.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Ko,
Chit Ko
C.K. Ko
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.08.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Kyi,
Tin
T. Kyi
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.02.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
       

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Lu,
Tin Thane
T.T. Lu
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.02.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Lyle,
Kenneth Sidebottom
K.S. Lyle (Photo courtesy of Sandra Halifax) K.S. Lyle (Photo courtesy of Sandra Halifax)
Son (with one sister) of Robert Lyle (1859?-), and Jane Sidebottom (1867?-).
Married 1st (03.07.1929, St Barnabas Church Queens Chapel, Wincanton district, Somerset) Ethel Annette Hale.
Married 2nd (18.09.1958, The British Consulate, Baghdad, Iraq) Iris Edna Blackburn.

22.02.1901
Dunbarton, Scotland
-
14.08.1970
Kings Stanley, Stroud district, Gloucestershire
Midsh. RN 15.08.1917
A/S.Lt. RN 15.05.1920
S.Lt. RN 15.01.1921
Lt. RN 15.01.1923 (emgcy 01.01.1930)
Lt.Cdr. RN (emgcy) 15.01.1931
A/Cdr. (emgcy) < 10.1944
Cdr. RN (emgcy) 08.05.1946 (reverted to emgcy 22.09.1947)
A/Capt. RN (emgcy) ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 01.01.1947 New Year 47
15.09.1914     entered RN
... - ... ...
03.09.1939 - 02.09.1941 Naval Officer-in-Charge, Rangoon [HMS Gloucester II, renamed 01.04.1940 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
03.09.1941 - 28.02.1942 HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) (additional; for various services)
1942? - 1947? Commanding Officer, Burma Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (CBE)
01.03.1942 - 16.01.1944 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
17.01.1944 - 19.10.1945 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)
20.10.1945 - 12.11.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Chinthe (major Naval Party 1031, Rangoon)
13.11.1945 - 22.09.1947 HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)
       

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Maung,
Khin Maung
K.M. Maung
Brother of Lt. K.M. Bo.
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.02.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Maung,
Ohn
O. Maung
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.08.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Maung,
Win
W. Maung
?
-
T/S.Lt.
01.02.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Murray,
James Joseph
J.J. Murray
?
-
Cdr. (E)
01.06.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Myint,
Tet
T. Myint
?
-
T/S. Lt.
10.08.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
       

 
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Purdie,
James Crawford
J.C. Purdie
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.08.1940 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
       

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Set,
Edward
E. Set
?
-
T/ Lt.
01.03.1942 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
       

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Thein,
Kyaw
K. Thein
?
-
T/S.Lt.
01.08.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Thet,
Kyaw
K. Thet
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.02.1942 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Thin,
Hla
H. Thin
?
-
T/ Lt.
01.02.1942 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
Tun,
Maung Maung
M.M. Tun
?
-
T/S. Lt.
01.08.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
       

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Zaw,
Kyaw
K. Zaw
?
-
T/S.Lt.
01.08.1941 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
indicated as "officers released from or not called to actual service"
       


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