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1939-1945

 

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A      
Abbiss,
Arthur George
A.G. Abbiss
Son of Arthur Abbiss, and Florence Jessica Mumbray (1898-1981).
Married ((06?).1948, Wandsworth district, London) Doreen A. Martin.
(06?).1920
Wandsworth district, London
-
(12?).1957
Worthing district, Sussex
S/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 29.08.1942
WS/Lt. 28.02.1943
T/Capt. 22.07.1943
29.08.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      specially employed
Abbott,
Arnold Noel
A.N. Abbott
Son of ... Abbott, and ... Barnes.
Married ((06?).1951, Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire) Dorothy E. Smith.
22.10.1922
High Wycombe, Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire
-
01.2002
Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire
A/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 04.04.1943 [...]
WS/Lt. 04.10.1943
04.04.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Abbott,
Burton Edward
B.E. Abbott
21.11.1906
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.02.1926 [Indian Army AI 461] [Special List 34557]
Lt.
04.05.1928
Capt.
04.02.1935
A/Maj.
19.10.1940-11.01.1941, 15.08.1941-21.08.1941
T/Maj.
22.08.1941-14.11.1941
Maj.
04.02.1943 (retd 01.10.1948)
WS/Lt.Col.
?
A/Col.
23.08.1943-22.02.1944
T/Col.
23.02.1944
Hon. Col.
01.10.1948
local Brig.
22.03.1943-31.01.1944
A/Brig.
01.04.1944-21.05.1944
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
> 04.1944 < 09.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
27.09.1945
Burma
Education: Royal Military College; psc
04.02.1926


commissioned onto the Unattached List (for the Indian Army)
08.04.1927


transferred to the Indian Army



13 FF Rifles, Indian Army
19.10.1940
-
11.01.1941
Brigade Major, Eastern Command (India)
22.05.1941
-
14.11.1941
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), India
22.03.1943
-
21.05.1944
Commander, ... Brigade
01.01.1949
-
05.06.1957
transferred to East Lancashire Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Abbott,
C W
C.W. Abbott
?
-
Lt. 11.11.1935 [...]
      commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
08.01.1941     relinquished his commission [but still listed in the April 1946 Army List]
Abbott,
Cyril Edmund
C.E. Abbott
30.05.1907
Holbeach district, Lincolnshire
-
06.1989
Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire
Lt. 15.07.1942 [...] = Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer
15.07.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Abbott,
Dennis
D. Abbott
14.11.1909
-
2nd Lt. 29.08.1929 [AI 874]
Lt. 29.11.1931
Capt. 01.08.1938
A/Maj. 02.03.1941-01.06.1941
T/Maj. 02.06.1941-20.06.1941, 31.05.1942-...
Maj. 01.07.1946
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 01.10.1948 (retd)
29.08.1929     commissioned, General List
22.10.1930     transferred, Indian Army
      ?
Abbott,
E W
E.W. Abbott
?
-
2nd Lt. 19.07.1941
WS/Lt. 28.01.1942
T/Capt. 28.01.1942
19.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Abbott,
H E
H.E. Abbott
?
-
2nd Lt. 16.10.1940 [...]
WS/Lt. 22.05.1941
16.10.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Abbott,
K B
K.B. Abbott
?
-
2nd Lt. 10.07.1941 [...] 2560b
10.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Abbott,
N M
N.M. Abbott
?
-
2nd Lt. 21.06.1940 [EC 340]
Lt. 1940/41?, seniority 21.06.1935
WS/Capt. 01.05.1941
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 25.12.1945  (retd)
21.06.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Abbott,
Thomas Ernest
T.E. Abbott (Photo courtesy of Mrs Shirley Barbur)
T.E. Abbott (Photo courtesy of Mrs Shirley Barbur)
Married ...; one son, two daughters.
01.11.1906
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 28.01.1942
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
28.01.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Service Corps
Acaster,
Alfred George
A.G. Acaster
?
-
2nd Lt. 22.12.1940
WS/Capt. 29.04.1942
T/Maj. 29.04.1942-..., 08.10.1944-...
22.12.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Acethorpe,
Harold George
H.G. Acethorpe
15.07.1903
Derby, Derbyshire
-
06.1990
Ashford, Kent
T/Lt. 15.09.1941 [...] = Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer
T/Capt. 29.08.1942
15.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Achard,
Philip Ian
P.I. Achard
?
-
2nd Lt.
08.10.1942 [...]
08.10.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Achard,
Percy Louis
P.L. Achard
?
-
2nd Lt.
15.02.1941 [EC 1795]
WS/Lt.
15.08.1942
A/Capt.
17.07.1943
T/Capt.
17.10.1943
Military Cross MC
15.11.1945
Burma
15.02.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
?


3rd Madras Regiment, Indian Army
Acheson,
J
J. Acheson
?
-
Capt.
15.11.1941 [...] (reld > 04.1946)
15.11.19141


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Acland,
Peter Theodore
P.T. Acland
Son of Henry Vivian Acland (1883-1968), and Jeanne Van de Nest (c. 1882-1950).
Residence: Kelowna, 
British Columbia.
24.03.1914
Victoria, Canada
-
10.09.1984
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Lt.
27.08.1936 [AI 702]
Lt.
27.11.1938
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-15.10.1939,
27.07.1940-12.09.1940
T/Capt.
13.09.1940-25.10.1940,
29.01.1941-03.03.1941,
17.04.1941-26.08.1944
Capt.
27.08.1944 (retd 27.02.1949)
Hon. Maj.
27.02.1949



served in the ranks for 3 years, 334 days
27.08.1936


commissioned, Unattached List for the Indian Army
01.11.1937


commissioned, Indian Army
?
-
?
?
1949?


transferred to the Canadian Army
?
-
?
Captain (GS2), 25th Canadian Infantry Training Brigade
?
-
?
Major, Canadian Grenadier Guards
Honorary Major, Kumaon Rifles.
Acton,
Thomas John Hampden
T.J.H. Acton
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of Theodore John Chichester Acton (1886-1968), Indian Colonial Service, and Margaret de Carteret Martin (?-1971).
Married ((12?).1953, Brackley district, Buckinghamshire / Northamptonshire / Oxfordshire) Elizabeth Monica Lambert, daughter of M.E. Lambert; one son.
29.07.1923
-
05.1984
Helmdon, Northampton district, Northamptonshire
2nd Lt. 17.07.1943 [EC 10981]
WS/Lt. 17.01.1944 (reld 03.11.1945; ill-health)
Hon. Lt. 03.11.1945
Education: Haileybury (1937.3-1940.2; Trevelyan House); Trinity College, Oxford University (1940-1942); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1942-1943).
17.07.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1943 - 1945 16th Light Cavalry
Adams,
Arthur
A. Adams
Married (29.06.1935, St Michael's Church, Chaubattia, India) Ethel Mary Hester Adely.
13.07.1909
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
26.08.1986
Chichester, Sussex
Sgt.
? [400024]
A/RQMS
?
2nd Lt.
27.12.1942 [371507]
WS/Lt.
27.12.1942
T/Capt.
27.03.1943-(04.1947)
WS/Capt.
? (reld > 04.1947)
1935
 
 
1st King's Dragoon Guards (India)
27.12.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.10.1946
 
 
transferred, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
Adams,
Thomas
T. Adams (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Sub Conductor
?
T/Conductor
?
Assistant Commissary (Lt.)
14.12.1941
T/Capt.
27.06.1944-(04.1947)
14.12.1941


commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Adamson,
G
G. Adamson (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
2nd Lt. 15.02.1941
WS/Lt. 18.07.1942
T/Capt. 18.07.1942-(04.1946)
15.02.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1942)     1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa)
Adderley,
Alan Rex
A.R. Adderley
Son of John Adderley, civil servant, of South Norwood, London SE25.
Married ((09?).1927, Croydon district, London) Dorothy Gee Lamburd (29.03.1900 - 07.1996); one son, one daughter.

05.04.1902
Bromley district, London
-
04.1988
Lyme Regis, Honiton district, Devon
Lt. 06.06.1942 [236044]
Capt. ?, seniority 06.06.1937 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 09.03.1944-(04.1946)
Education: Selhurst Grammar School for Boys (1913-1917); Dulwich College (09.1917-07.1920; Senior Scholar 1917; President, Scientific & Photographic Society 1919-20; exhibitioner); did not accept a scholarship to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1919; Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Scholarship 1920); BA 1923) and St Thomas's Hospital, London (MB, BCh (Cantab) 1932, MRCS (Eng) 04.11.1925, LRCP (Lond) 04.11.1925).
Worked for the Church Missionary Society in Egypt and Trans-Jordan and the government medical service in Southern Rhodesia until 1937.
06.06.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
21.02.1943     commissioned, Indian Medical Service [emergency commission]
General practitioner in Worthing, 1937-1964.
Addison,
Leonard Joseph Lancelot
L.J.L. Addison
Son of Joseph Lancelot Addison (1865-1940), technical adviser to the Inspector of Army Wireless Telegraphy, and Harriet Jowett, of Charlton, London SE7.
Married (1927) Phyllis Mabel Coombs, daughter of late E.E. Coombs, OBE, of Hove, Sussex; one son, one daughter.
27.09.1902
Woolwich, Greater London
-
30.05.1975
Chelsea, London
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.02.1923 [24359]
Lt. 01.02.1925
Lt. 04.07.1927, seniority 01.05.1925 [817 IA]
Capt. 01.02.1932
A/Maj. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Maj. 03.12.1939-31.01.1940
Maj. 01.02.1940
A/Lt.Col. 05.08.1940-04.11.1940
T/Lt.Col. 05.11.1940-20.12.1943
WS/Lt.Col. 21.12.1943
Lt.Col. 01.08.1944 (retd 18.03.1948)
A/Col. 21.06.1943-20.12.1943
T/Col. 21.12.1943-(12.1947)
A/Brig. 1945
T/Brig. 04.10.1946-(12.1947)
Hon. Brig. 18.03.1948
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG 05.06.1952 HM's birthday 52
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 12.06.1947 HM's birthday 47
Mention in Despatches MID WW II ?
Education: Strand School, Elm Park and Ardingley College (1910-1912); King's College School (1912-1916); Dulwich College (01.1916-12.1920; Elmlawn; Spenser (athletic house); XV 1920; 2nd XI 1919/20; VI 1920; Captain of  Athletics 1920); Royal Military College, Sandhurst. (1920-1923; Under Officer 1922; XV 1921-1923; Kent XV 1922-1923; RMC Athletic Team 1921-1923).
01.02.1923     commissioned, Royal West Kent Regiment (1st Battalion)
22.06.1926 - 03.07.1927 seconded to Indian Army
04.07.1927     transferred to the Indian Army (Royal Indian Army Service Corps)
30.09.1939 - 04.08.1940 Deputy Assistant Director of Contracts, Army HQ (Simla)
05.08.1940 - 18.08.1940 Assistant Director of Contracts, Army HQ (Simla)
05.1945     on temporary transfer to Home Department
04.1946     Chief Director of Purchase, Department of Food, Government of India
1947     Counsellor, UK High Commission to India, Calcutta
Acting Deputy High Commissioner for the UK in India (Calcutta), 03.1948-08.1948. Deputy High Commissioner for the UK in India (Calcutta), 1949-1952.
Aers,
Ian Benwell Joseph
I.B.J. Aers
Son of Rowland Aers, Central Excise India, and Mrs Aers.
Married (02.03.1945, St Swithun's Church, Bournemouth) Pamela Yvonne Ridgeway, WAAF (30.03.1922 - 02.2005), youngest daughter of Brig. David Graeme Ridgeway, CB, DSO (1879-1950), of Kenya, and Margaret Gladys Buchanan MacGeorge (1883?-1958) [divorced wife of Archibald Borthwick], of Bournemouth.
14.01.1921
-
11.1995
Norwich district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 31.12.1939 [112801]
2nd Lt. 02.06.1940 [IA 1255]
Lt. 30.06.1941
A/Capt. 20.02.1941-19.05.1941
T/Capt. 20.05.1941-19.04.1943,
30.07.1943-02.02.1944
WS/Capt. 03.02.1944
Capt. 01.07.1946 (retd 20.11.1948)
A/Maj. 03.11.1943-02.02.1944
T/Maj. 03.02.1944-(12.1947)
Hon. Maj. 20.11.1948
Mention in Despatches MID 05.08.1943 Persia / Iraq
Education: Dulwich College (1936-1939); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
      served in the ranks for 121 days
? - 31.12.1939 Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
31.12.1939     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
02.06.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served, 8th Punjab Regiment
02.12.1950     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Afridi,
Monowar Khan
M.K. Afridi
12.02.1900
-
1968 ?
T/Lt.
01.08.1924-19.05.1925
Lt.
20.05.1925, seniority 01.08.1924 [MZ 1100]
Capt.
01.08.1927
Maj.
01.02.1936, seniority 01.02.1934
A/Lt.Col.
01.08.1941-31.10.1941
T/Lt.Col.
01.11.1941-31.01.1944
Lt.Col.
01.02.1944
A/Col.
02.08.1944
local Brig.
05.08.1944
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
06.06.1946
Burma
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Education: MD (MB)
25.05.1925


commissioned into the Indian Medical Service
04.01.1930
-
14.03.1933
Deputy Assistant Director of Pathology, India
27.09.1934
-
22.12.1935
Deputy Assistant Director of Pathology, India
05.08.1944
-
?
Consultant, ...
Aird Smith,
William
W. Aird Smith
Son of Thomas and Janet Aird-Smith.
Husband of Dorothy Edith Aird-Smith, of Langport, Somerset.
29.08.1893
-
17.02.1942
(lost at sea)
[age 49]
[Singapore Memorial, column 144]
Lt.
16.12.1918, seniority 01.03.1917 [IA 888]
Capt.
03.02.1920 (temporary non-effective list 12.04.1920-25.02.1921)
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1933
Maj.
03.02.1934
T/Lt.Col.
?
Lt.Col.
26.06.1942, seniority 09.09.1941
A/Brig.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
19.12.1946
Malaya 42
Education: psc
1914
-
15.12.1918
mobilized Indian Army Reserve of Officers (3 years, 198 days)
16.12.1918


commissioned into the Indian Army



4th Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles
30.08.1924
-
15.02.1927
Staff Captain, ... (India)
16.10.1930
-
16.09.1931
Staff Captain, 3rd (Jhelum) Infantry Brigade (Rawalpindi District, Northern Command, India)
17.09.1931
-
07.10.1934
Brigade Major, 3rd (Jhelum) Infantry Brigade (Rawalpindi District, Northern Command, India)
05.12.1936
-
06.04.1937
Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master General (DAQMG), ... (India)
07.04.1937
-
(01.1940)
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Luckonw District, Eastern Command (India)
29.05.1940
-
1941
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, ... (India)
1942
-
17.02.1942
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG), 11th Indian Division (Malaya)
Albert,
Edward Francis
E.F. Albert
Married Lydian Gladys Ross Perry; one daughter.
21.12.1894
-
2nd Lt. IARO 18.09.1918 [IA 947]
2nd Lt. 29.03.1920, seniority 18.06.1919
WS/Lt. ?
Capt. ? (Special Unemployed List 01.04.1937)
Maj. 03.09.1939, seniority 03.10.1938 (retd 23.06.1947)
18.09.1918     commissioned, Indian Army Reserve of Officers (Cavalry Branch)
29.03.1920     commissioned, Indian Army (7th Rajputs)
10.02.1940 - (04.1941) an Assistant Embarkation Staff Officer, India Headquarters Staff
Alexander,
John
J. Alexander (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Crftmn. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Alfieri,
Frederick John
F.J. Alfieri
25.05.1892
-
17.03.1961
2nd Lt.
30.07.1918, seniority 29.10.1917
...
...
Maj.Gen.
01.06.1945, seniority 04.06.1944 (retd 1947)
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
?
?
30.07.1918


commissioned into the Indian Army



34th Royal Sikh Pioneers, IA; Regt Duty and Staff Appts and RIASC
01.03.1935
-
30.06.1938
Staff Captain, ... (India)
1938


Assistant Director of Supplies, Rawalpindi, India
22.06.1940
-
17.06.1941
Assistant Quartermaster-General, Army HQ, India
18.06.1941
-
28.04.1942
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army HQ, India
1941
-
1942
Director of Organisation, India
1942


Major-General in charge of Administration, Central Command, India
1943
-
1945
Deputy Quartermaster-General, India
1945
-
1946
Director of Supplies & Transport, India
Ali,
Waris
W. Ali
05.05.1920
-
05.1983
Additional Lans Daffadar
03.1941 [1330 ?]
Jemadar
04.1941
WS/Lt.
26.11.1942
Capt. PA
26.11.1947 [PA 905]
A/Maj. PA
11.01.1949
T/Maj. PA
11.04.1949
A/Lt.Col. PA
06.09.1952-11.11.1952 (retd 1961)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
19.09.1949
?
Africa Star Afr St
19.09.1949
?
Burma Star Bur St
11.04.1947
?
Defence Medal Def M
19.09.1949
?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
19.09.1949
?
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M
1953
?
06.1939
-
04.1941
Y Cadet (training program like University Training Corps, open to privilaged Indians, normally sons of Indian Officers who had distinguished themselves)
04.1941
-
04.1942
Jemadar, Royal Indian Army Service Corps
04.1942
-
11.1942
Officer Training School, Ahmed Nagar, India
26.11.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
03.1943
-
06.1944
Squadron Officer, Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry)
07.1944
-
08.1945
Squadron Officer, 8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry (Iraq)
08.1945
-
09.1947
Squadron Commander, 8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry (Iraq, then Burma) [commanded a Squadron of the 7th Light Cavalry in Burma]
10.1947


transferred, Pakistan Army
10.1947
-
03.1950
Squadron Commander, 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers
...
-
...
...
Allan,
George
G. Allan
?
-
Wt.Offr II
?
2nd Lt.
21.01.1943
WS/Lt.
21.01.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
21.01.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



possibly served in the Indian Army Ordnance Corps 
Allen,
Albert Ernest
"Dick"
A.E. Allen
Son of ... Allen, and ... McHugh.
29.11.1914
Sheffield, Salford district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire
-
15.06.1976
Islington, London
L/Sgt.
?
2nd Lt.
07.05.1942 [EC 5621]
WS/Lt.
07.05.1942
WS/Capt.
03.02.1944
T/Maj.
03.02.1944-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC
04.04.1946
Far East (Netherlands East Indies)
07.05.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served 3rd Battalion 2nd Punjab Regiment, and took part in the following campaigns: East Africa, North Africa, Battle of El Alamein, Arakan, Battle of Kohima, Burma, Singapore, Surabaja Dutch East Indies / Indonesia
Post-war a teacher.
Allen,
Frederick Joshua
F.J. Allen
02.10.1897
-
died between 02.1967 and 02.1985
2nd Lt.
14.02.1917
..
...
Lt.Col.
15.06.1942 (supernumerary 15.06.1945) (retd 24.11.1948)
A/Col.
10.08.1942-09.02.1943
T/Col.
10.02.1943-(01.1946)
A/Brig.
01.05.1944-31.10.1944
T/Brig.
01.11.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
24.11.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
28.10.1942
?
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
?
14.02.1917


commissioned into the Indian Army
11.03.1936
-
25.10.1940
specially employed, Indian State Forces
10.08.1942
-
02.10.1944
Chief Signal Officer, Army HQ, India
Allington,
Hector George
H.G. Allington

Married ((09?).1931, Wellington district, Somerset) Florence Annie Uzzell (14.02.1908 - 03.2004).
18.10.1909
Oake, Wellington district, Somerset
-
(03?).1975
Taunton district, Somerset
2nd Lt. 16.02.1945
WS/Lt. 1946, seniority 16.02.1945 (reld > 08.1946, < 04.1947)
      served in the ranks, Corps of Royal Engineers
16.02.1945     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (possibly in Afghanistan)
 
Amey,
Arthur Frank
A.F. Amey (Photo courtesy of Teresa Hills)
Son (with four brothers and three sisters) of Herbert James Amey (1867-1945), and Edith Mary Spicer (1880-1977).
Married ((09?).1935, Dartford district, Kent) Constance A. Davis; ... children (one daughter, one son?).
22.06.1907
Paddington district, London
-
02.1984
Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (with rank of Lt.) 26.04.1941, seniority 26.04.1936 [OS11828 ?]
A/Capt. 22.06.1941-...
T/Capt. ...-21.10.1943
WS/Capt. 21.01.1944
A/Maj. 21.10.1943-20.01.1944
T/Maj. 21.01.1944-(04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
26.04.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
26.04.1941 - 02.12.1941 Military College of Science (UK)
04.04.1942 - 21.04.1944 61st Indian Mobile Workshop Company (as Section Officer, from 20.10.1942-06.12.1942 as officiating Officer Commanding, from 20.08.1943 as Officer Commanding; from 13.05.1943-24.05.1943 supplementary command: 37th Brigade Light Aid Detachment Type "E" (Burma)) (India, from 15.05.1942 Assam, from 20.10.1942 Assam/Burma border)
22.04.1944 - 21.03.1945 86th Indian Mobile Workshop Company (as Officer Commanding) (Assam/Burma border)
21.03.1945 - 11.06.1945 Indian Station Workshops Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Tinsikia (as Officer Commanding) (North Assam)
11.06.1945 - 28.01.1946 139th Indian Mobile Workshop Company (as Officer Commanding) (Bengal, from 19.10.1945 [Sakatoise?])
28.01.1946 - 12.02.1946 [Bueno?] Vista Transit Camp
02.03.1946     voyage
Amin Lall
Amin Lall (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Amoore,
David Miles
D.M. Amoore
Son of Mr & Mrs Henry J. Amoore, of East End, Ditchling, Sussex.
Twin brother of Col. Wynyard Miles Amoore.
Married Petty Officer Edythe Mary Dunn, WRNS, daughter of Mr & Mrs James D. Dunn, of Ferniecraig, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire; one son, one daughter.
07.12.1916
-
06.2001

Vancouver, BC, Canada
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [IA 771]
Lt.
28.04.1939
A/Capt.
05.10.1939-04.01.1940
T/Capt.
05.01.1940-02.05.1941
WS/Capt.
03.05.1941
Capt.
28.01.1945 (retd 01.01.1949)
A/Maj.
03.02.1941-02.05.1941
T/Maj.
03.05.1941-30.06.1941,
17.06.1942-(01.1946)
WS/Maj.
?
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.01.1949
Military Cross MC
22.07.1943
Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Military Cross MC
19.04.1945
Italy
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1935-1937).
28.01.1937


commissioned, Unattached List
19.04.1938


commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
Commanding Officer, 1st/9th Gurkha Rifles
Played cricket. Emigrated to Canada.
Amoore,
Wynyard Miles
W.M. Amoore
Son of Mr & Mrs Henry J. Amoore, of East End, Ditchling, Sussex.
Twin brother of Lt.Col. David Miles Amoore.
07.12.1916
-
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [IA 768]
Lt.
28.04.1939
A/Capt.
14.05.1940-13.08.1940
T/Capt.
14.08.1940-16.12.1940
WS/Capt.
17.12.1940
Capt.
28.01.1945
A/Maj.
17.09.1940-16.12.1940
T/Maj.
17.12.1940-30.06.1941,
17.06.1942-17.01.1945
WS/Maj.
18.01.1945
A/Lt.Col.
18.10.1944-17.01.1945
T/Lt.Col.
18.01.1945-(01.1946)
Capt.
12.02.1948, seniority 28.01.1945 [73383]
Maj.
28.01.1950
Lt.Col.
01.11.1958 (supernumerary 01.11.1961)
Col.
06.12.1963, seniority 02.07.1963 (retd 08.02.1966)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.12.1945
Italy
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
19.05.1950
Malaya
Mention in Despatches MID
08.04.1949
Malaya
Education: Staff College (psc)
28.01.1937


commissioned, Unattached List
30.04.1938


commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
Commanding Officer, 6th Gurkha Rifles
12.02.1948


6th Gurkha Rifles, Gurkha Regiment
Amos,
David Mark
D.M. Amos (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
T/Capt. 16.05.1944-(04.1946)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Anderson,
Eric Hatfield
see: RINVR officers' section  
Anderson,
Frank
F. Anderson (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Anderson,
Walter Gilray
W.G. Anderson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ann Louise Smith)
W.G. Anderson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ann Louise Smith)
W.G. Anderson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ann Louise Smith)
W.G. Anderson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ann Louise Smith)
Edlest of two children of Rev. Frederick J. Anderson, a Missionary in India from 1901-1946, and Mabel Anderson.
Remained unmarried.

29.01.1907
Ratlam, India
-
02.09.2002
Toronto, Ont., Canada
Lt.
15.03.1941 [MZ 23691]
Capt. (prob)
19.11.1943, with effect of 15.03.1941 
1944/45?, seniority 21.07.1940
(reld 16.02.1946)
Education: University of Toronto (BA; 1924-1928); University of Toronto's medical school 1928-1934); LMS (Newfoundland)
Interned at St. Michael's Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto before beginning his work in mission hospitals in India.
15.03.1941


commissioned, Indian Medical Service [emergency commission]
15.03.1941
-
16.02.1942
called up at Poona, sent from Bombay to Singapore on 23.01.1942, arriving there at 05.02.1942 (captured)
16.02.1942
-
1945?
POW in Japanese captivity (Changi, Selerang, and many different camps; part of "K" Force that went to Thailand in June 1943)
Served pre- & post-war as doctor with the United Church in India for 39 years, retiring in 1976.
Literature: Ann Louise Smith (comp.). Canadian missionary POW on the Death Railway : the World War II story of Walter G. Anderson, MD (2009)
Andrews,
David Ernest
D.E. Andrews
?
-
05.05.1954
Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. (prob) 11.08.1917 [IA 517]
Lt. 16.09.1917, seniority 04.10.1916
12.10.1919, seniority 24.06.1917
A/Capt. 01.07.1918-22.10.1918
Capt. 20.03.1925, seniority 29.06.1920
Maj. 24.02.1938?
Lt.Col. 30.11.1945 (retd 27.07.1947)
?     commissioned, Royal Irish Fusiliers (Reserve Battalion) [temporary commission]
11.08.1917     commissioned, Indian Army Reserve of Officers
01.07.1918 - 22.10.1918 Company Commander, 95th Russell's Infantry
24.02.1938 - (04.1946) Special Unemployed List, temporarily re-employed with Corps of Sappers and Miners
Temporary civil servant, Southern Rhodesia.
Anjaria,
P K
P.K. Anjaria (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Ansell,
Charles Cecil
C.C. Ansell
13.06.1919
-
01.2003
Oxfordshire
2nd Lt.
26.01.1939 [IA 1127]
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
10.07.1940-09.10.1940
T/Capt.
10.10.1940-...,
23.05.1942-26.11.1942,
14.04.1943-02.02.1944
WS/Capt.
03.02.1944
Capt.
26.01.1947 (retd 30.05.1949)
A/Maj.
03.11.1943-02.02.1944
T/Maj.
03.02.1944-29.03.1944
WS/Maj.
1946?
Maj. RARO
30.05.1949 [405114]
Hon.Lt.Col.
30.05.1949
Distinguished Service Order DSO
> 04.1944
< 04.1946
?
26.01.1939


commissioned, Unattached List
02.01.1940


commissioned, Indian Army
(12.1943)


Ofiicer Commandng, "A" Company, 4/7th Rajputs (Arakan)
(1947?)


Commandng Officer, 4/7th Rajputs
30.05.1949


transferred from Special List (ex-Indian Army) to Regimental List, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Ansell,
William Frank Harding
W.F.H. Ansell (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Anstey,
Daniel
D. Anstey (Photo courtesy of Eve Anstey, via Mr Roger Anstey)
Married Irene Louise "Peggy" ...
11.02.1893
Bristol, Barton Regis district, Gloucestershire
-
03.01.1976
Torquay, Devon
Pte.
? [M2/267775]
T/2nd Lt.
12.07.1915-15.12.1917
Lt.
12.04.1917 [17788]
A/Capt.
1918?
Capt.
1921/22?
07.03.1924, seniority 08.04.1920
Bt. Maj.
26.06.1931
Maj.
08.04.1934
A/Lt.Col.
24.09.1940-23.12.1940
T/Lt.Col.
24.12.1940-07.04.1942
Lt.Col.
08.04.1942 (retd 24.05.1947)
A/Col.
14.05.1945
A/Brig.
14.05.1945-(04.1947)
Hon. Brig.
24.05.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 16.08.1938 Waziristan 09.37-12.37
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mention in Despatches MID 05.03.1919 as A/Capt. attached to the 20th Infantry, IA 
India General Service Medal 1908-1935 IndGSM 08|35 - & clasps Waziristan 19-21 & NW Frontier 30-31
India General Service Medal 1936-1939 IndGSM 36|39 - & clasps NW Frontier 36-37 & NW Frontier 37-39
Mention in Despatches MD 18.02.1938 NW Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID 16.08.1938 NW Frontier of India
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 20.06.1941 ?
India Service Medal 1939-1945 IndSM - -
Civil Defence Long Service Medal CivD LSM - -
Education: Fairfield and Keble College, Oxford.



served in the ranks for 304 days, The Worcestershire Regiment
06.04.1916
-
23.01.1920
Staff Lieutenant 1st class (served with 2/14 Punjabis IA & 20th Infantry IA [Waziristan])
12.04.1917
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
16.12.1918
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army (Indian Army Service Corps)
01.05.1928
-
31.12.1928
Station Staff Officer 2nd class, Risalpur, India
01.01.1929
-
30.04.1932
Staff Captain, India (NW Frontier of India 1930)
1936
-
1939
NW Frontier of India (for some time Deputy Assistant Director of Transport, RIASC)
03.02.1940
-
12.04.1940
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), India
14.05.1940
-
31.08.1940
Embarkation Staff Officer, India
Settled at Salcombe, Devon.
Antia,
S N
S.N. Antia (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Arathoon *,
Mack[ertoom] David
M.D. Arathoon (Photo courtesy of Mr D.R. Arathoon) M.D. Arathoon (Photo courtesy of Mr D.R. Arathoon)
Son of David Mackertoom Harutoonian and Elizabeth ....
Married (19.09.1936) Gladys Kathleen Glover (1902 - 1982), daughter of Edward Henry Philip Glover (1869-1941), and Ovsanna Zeytoon (1877-1960); one son.
* Baptised as M.D. Adams. As his parents died young, he was adopted by Arathoon M. Arathoon.
19.01.1902
Province of Charmahal, Iran
-
20.07.1969
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
2nd Lt. 15.03.1942 [EC 4919]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 1948)
T/Capt. 15.12.1943-(04.1947)
A/Maj. ? ?
A/Lt.Col. ? ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MD 19.09.1946 Burma
Education: Armenian College, Calcutta (01.07.1918-06.1922).
Worked in his uncle's Shellac Factory at Murhu, District Ranchi, 1922-1936. Started on his own as shellac broker in Calcutta, 1936.
      officer training at Meerut
15.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Auxiliary Pioneer Corps (Adjutant for a period, serving under 14th Army
Set up a shellac factory at Bangkok post-war, which had to close after two years due to government policy.
Ardeshir,
Eruch Ardeshir Ruttanji
E.A.R. Ardeshir (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
15.10.1900
-
T/Lt.
16.12.1927-29.04.1928
Lt.
30.04.1928, seniority 16.12.1927
Capt.
16.12.1930
Maj.
16.06.1937
A/Lt.Col.
28.11.1942-27.02.1943
T/Lt.Col.
28.02.1943-26.09.1943,
29.11.1943-05.04.1946
Lt.Col.
06.04.1946
30.04.1928


commissioned, Indian Medical Service
...
-
...
...
(1947)


HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Armitage,
Edward Arthur
E.A. Armitage
Son of Thomas Armitage, hammerman, and Mary Ann Armitage, of Plumstead.
05.03.1893
Woolwich district, London
-
(12?).1969
Plumstead Hospital, Greenwich district, Greater London
T/Assistant Commissary (with rank of T/Lt.) ?
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 25.06.1940 [OS 73] (retd 06.10.1946)
A/Capt. 11.01.1941-10.04.1941
T/Capt. 11.04.1941-(04.1946)
T/Maj. 1946?
Hon. Maj. 06.10.1946
WW I     served Royal Artillery (NW Frontier of India)
      from temporary commission
25.06.1940     commissioned, Indian Army Departments
      served Royal Indian Army Ordnance Corps (captured at Singapore; POW in Japanese captivity in Changi Camp, Singapore)
Retired to live in Minster, Kent.
Ash,
Mark Gerald
M.G. Ash
Son of Gerald Beaumont Ash, LDS, MRCS, LRCP (1882-1957), and Marie Eveline M. Amsler, of Brockenhurst, Hampshire.
Married ((06?).1946, Hendon district, Middlesex) Rachel Maynard Goslett (10.07.1903 - 09.2001), daughter of Mr & Mrs Gordon Goslett, of Holmbury, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire; ... children.
(09?).1912
Watford district, Hertfordshire
-
03.07.2010
Funtington, Chichester district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 15.11.1939 [EC 141]
WS/Lt. 05.05.1941
A/Capt. 08.01.1942-(10.1942)
WS/Capt. 21.11.1942
T/Maj. 21.11.1942-05.04.1945
WS/Maj. 06.04.1945 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Lt.Col. 06.04.1945-(12.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 28.06.1945 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
15.11.1939     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      14th Punjab Regiment
(1945)     HQ 14th Army (Burma) (MBE)
 
Ash,
William Leaves
W.L. Ash (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Condr.
? [4386431]
2nd Lt.
01.04.1946 [EC 164555]
WS/Capt.
? (reld 29.11.1948)
Maj.
(1947)
Capt. TA
18.10.1948, seniority 31.12.1946
Hon. Maj.
25.08.1950
Lt.
03.03.1952, seniority 07.07.1949
Capt.
06.07.1955 (Employed List 3) (reld 20.06.1961)
Hon Maj.
20.06.1961
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
?
?
...
-
...
...
10.02.1946
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army (IACC) [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
18.10.1948
 -
25.08.1950 
commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
25.08.1950
-
03.03.1952
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
03.03.1952
-
20.06.1961
short service commission, RASC
Ashdown,
John William Richard Durham
J.W.R.D. Ashdown (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark C.D. Ashdown) J.W.R.D. Ashdown (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark C.D. Ashdown)
J.W.R.D. Ashdown (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark C.D. Ashdown)  
Son of Arthur Durham Ashdown (1872-1953), Indian Police Service (lastly as Inspector General of Police for the United Provinces) & Lt.Col. IARO, and Annie Florence Clifford (1878-1921).
Cousin of Lt.Col. W.H.M. Fawcett, Indian Army.
Married (03.11.1938, Rawalpindi, India) Lois Alisoun Hudson (26.06.1909 - 27.01.1978); five sons, two daughters (one of them being the Rt.Hon. Lord Jeremy John Durham "Paddy" Ashdown, Baron Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon (born 1941) [officer Royal Marines 01.05.1959 - 20.08.1972; Capt. 01.01.1970]).
19.11.1909
Bahraich, United
Provinces, India

-
29.05.1980
Norton-sub-Hamdon, Somerset
[buried Castlemaine, Vict., Australia]
2nd Lt. 29.08.1929 [AI 597]
Lt. 29.11.1931
Capt. 10.10.1938
05.05.1939, seniority 01.08.1938
A/Maj. 16.08.1942-15.11.1942
T/Maj. 16.11.1942-27.07.1944
WS/Maj. 28.07.1944
Maj. 29.08.1946 (retd 12.12.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 28.04.1944-27.07.1944
T/Lt.Col. 28.07.1944-11.12.1948
Hon. Lt.Col. 12.12.1948 & 13.06.1960
Capt. TA 16.07.1956, seniority 06.03.1946 [450480] (reld 13.06.1960)
India General Service Medal 1936-1939 IndGSM 36|39 - & clasp Waziristan 36-37
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
India Service Medal 1939-1945 IndSM - -

J.W.R.D. Ashdown (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark C.D. Ashdown)

Education: Douai School, Berkshire (1920-1923); Bedford School, Bedfordshire (1923-1927); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (No. 5 Company) (1927-1929; prize for military law) [various cups & medals in different sports].
29.08.1929     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
1929 - 1930 Platoon Commander, Royal Irish Fusiliers
24.10.1930     commissioned, Indian Army
24.10.1930 - 1936 4th Battalion, 14th Punjab Regiment (Company Officer, then Company Commander, then Quartermaster & Signals Officer)
10.1932 - 12.1932 Army Signals School, Poona (3 months)
09.1935 - 02.1936 Animal Transport Course, RIASC School, Chaklala (6 months)
1936     transferred, Royal Indian Army Service Corps
1936 - 1936 Supply Officer & Motor Transport Section Commander
1936 - 1937 Officer Commanding Troop Mule Company, Waziristan Operations (appx. 6 months)
(06.1940)     part of the Dunkirk evacuation as part of the British Expeditionary Force (disobeyed the order to abandon his Indian troops)
17.09.1940 - (04.1941) Staff Captain (Transport), Directorate of Supplies and Transport,  Quartermaster-General's Branch, India HQ Staff
      Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General of an Armoured Division
(1942)     senior war course, Staff College, Quetta (4 months)
      Brigade Major Indian Infantry [...],
      Assistant Director of Supplies of an Army Group
17.11.1944 - 25.12.1945 Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, Central Command, India
26.12.1945 - (04.1947) Assistant Director of Supplies (Petrol, Oil, Lubrication), Directorate of Supplies and Transport, Quartermaster-General's Branch, India HQ Staff [Army Petroleum Technical Training School, Madras (3 months in 1946)]
10.01.1956 - (1956) Safety Officer, HQ Cairnryan Port, nr Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland
16.07.1956 - 13.06.1960 commissioned, Royal Irish Fusiliers - Territorial Army (for service with HQ 107th (Ulster) Independent Infantry Brigade Group TA
Managing director of two companies (Comber Produce Company Lts & Comber Poultry Ltd, both of Castle Street, Comber, Co. Down, Northern Ireland), engaged in the breeding and fattening of pigs and poultry and in market gardening, 04.1948-1956. Member & (Vice) Chairman, British Legion (Comber Branch), 1948-1960. Member & Vice Chairman (2 years), Strangford Lough Wildfowlers Association, 1953-1960. Emigrated to Australia, 1960, to become a teacher at Castlemaine High School, Castlemaine, Victoria until the late 1970s.
Assersohn,
Mark
M. Assersohn (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Crftmn. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 12.01.1944
T/Capt. 29.01.1944-(04.1946)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Atkins,
James Henry
J.H. Atkins (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) J.H. Atkins (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of Arthur Henry Atkins, and Hilda Clare Young, of Lathom, Lancashire.
(09?).1921
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
27.05.1944
(KIA) [age 23]
[Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, V.E.17]
2nd Lt. 10.09.1941 [EC 3823]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A?/Capt. ?
10.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1942) - 27.05.1944 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa & Italy)
Atkinson,
John Surtees
J.S. Atkinson
Son of Maj. John Edward Atkinson (1879-), formerly of 3rd The King's Own Hussars, RAC, and of Elizabeth Joyce Alexander, of Kemerton, Worcestershire.
His brothers Lt. Robert Norman Atkinson, Parachute Regiment, and Lt. Leonard Atkinson, South Wales Borderers, also died on Service.
04.09.1916
-
26.01.1942
[age 26]
[Singapore Memorial, column 143]
2nd Lt. 26.08.1937 [IA 788]
Lt. 26.11.1939
Capt. ?
26.08.1937     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
25.10.1938     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 26.01.1942 3rd Cavalry - Indian Armoured Corps
Atta Mohammad
Atta Mohammad (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
?
-
Capt. (1945)
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Auchinleck,
Sir Claude John Eyre
C.J.E. Auchinleck






Son of late Col John Claude Auchinleck, RA. Married (1921) Jessie (from whom he obtained a divorce, 1946), daughter of late Alexander Stewart, of Innerhadden, Kinloch-Rannoch, Perthshire.
21.06.1884
Aldershot, Hampshire
-
23.03.1981
Marrakech, Morocco
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.01.1903 [115611]
Lt.
15.12.1905, seniority 10.07.1905
Capt.
21.01.1912
A/Maj.
21.02.1916-24.02.1916,
08.04.1916-04.05.1916,
11.07.1916-30.11.1916,
21.01.1917-23.02.1917,
07.03.1917-11.03.1917
Maj.
21.01.1918
A/Lt.Col.
24.02.1917-06.03.1917
T/Lt.Col.
23.05.1919-26.08.1919
Bt. Lt.Col.
15.11.1919
Lt.Col.
21.01.1929
Col.
01.02.1930, seniority 15.11.1923
T/Brig.
01.07.1933-29.11.1935
Maj.Gen.
30.11.1935
A/Lt.Gen.
01.02.1940-15.03.1940
Lt.Gen.
16.03.1940
Gen.
26.12.1940
Field Marshal
01.06.1946 (retd 01.12.1947)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1945
New Year 45
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
03.07.1934
Mohmand operations 07-10.33
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire GCIE
20.12.1940
C-in-C India
Companion of the Star of India CSI
08.05.1936
Mohmand operations 08-10.35
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1917
Mesopotamia
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
03.06.1919
HM's birthday 19
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
Mention in Despatches MID
03.07.1934
Mohmand operations
Croix de Guerre avec Palme (France) CdeG
WW I
?
Chief Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
23.07.1948
?
Virtuti Militari 5th class (Poland), 15.05.1942; War Cross (Czecho­Slovakia), 1944; Order of the Star of Nepal, 1st Class, 1945; Knight Grand Cross of Order of St Olav (Norway) (19.3.1948); 1st Class Order of Cloud and Banner (China), 1947; Grand Officer Legion of Honour; Croix de Guerre (France), 1918, 1949
Education: Wellington College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Hon. LLD Aberdeen, 1948; Hon. LLD St Andrews, 1948; Hon. LLD Manchester, 1970; idc, psc
21.01.1903


commissioned, Unattached List, Indian Army
10.04.1904


commissioned, 62 Punjab Regiment, Indian Army
1914
-
1919
World War I: Egypt (1914-1915), Aden (1915), Mesopotamia (1916-1919)
21.02.1916
08.04.1916
11.07.1916
21.01.1917
07.03.1917
-
-
-
-
-
24.02.1916
04.05.1916
30.11.1916
23.02.1917
11.03.1917
Second-in-Command of a Battalion
24.02.1917
-
06.03.1917
Commanding Officer of a Battalion
14.09.1917
-
31.10.1918
Brigade-Major, ...
03.11.1918
-
22.05.1919
General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force
23.05.1919
-
26.08.1919
General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force
1919


Kurdistan
01.02.1923
-
30.09.1924
Assistant Quartermaster-General, ... (India)
1927


Imperial Defence College
21.01.1929
-
31.01.1930
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment
01.02.1930
-
16.04.1933
Instructor (General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1)), Staff College, Quetta (India)
01.07.1933
-
02.04.1936
Commander, Peshawar Brigade, Mohmand Operations (India)
03.04.1936
-
31.08.1936
unemployed list
01.09.1936
-
17.07.1938
Deputy Chief of the General Staff & Director of Staff Duties, Army Headquarters, India
18.07.1938
-
24.01.1940
Commander, Meerut District, Eastern Command, India
1938


Member, Expert Committee on the Defence of India
01.02.1940
-
05.1940
General Officer Commanding, IV Corps (UK)
05.1940
-
06.1940
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Norway
06.1940
-
19.07.1940
General Officer Commanding, V Corps (UK)
20.07.1940
-
11.12.1940
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command (UK)
21.12.1940
-
04.07.1941
Commander-in-Chief, India (& Member of the Executive Council of the Governor-General of India)
05.07.1941
-
15.08.1942
Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, also:
25.06.1942
-
15.08.1942
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 8h Army (North Africa) (temp.)
16.08.1942
-
19.06.1943
unassigned (India)
20.06.1943
-
14.08.1947
Commander-in-Chief, India & War Member, Governor-General's Executive Council (20.06.1943-1946)
15.08.1947
-
30.11.1947
Supreme Commander in India and Pakistan (under Joint Defence Council)
Aide-de-Camp General to the King, 15.05.1941-00.00.1946. Colonel, 1st Punjab Regiment; Colonel of the Indian Grenadiers, 1939-1947. Colonel, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 06.04.1941-31.08.1947. A Governor of Wellington College, 1946-1959. President, London Federation of Boys' Clubs, 1949-1955. President,  National Small­bore Rifle Association, 1956. A Vice­President, Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshop. Chairman, Armed Forces Art Society, 1950-1967.
Literature: John Connell [= J.H. Robertson]. Auchinleck : a biography of Field-Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck (1959); Brownlow, Donald Grey. Checkmate at Ruweisat : Auchinleck's finest hour (1977); Roger Parkinson, The Auk : Auchinleck, victor at Alamein (1977); Philip Warner. Auchinleck, the lonely soldier (1981); Alexander Greenwood. Field-Marshal Auchinleck : a biography of Field-Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, G.C.B., G.C.I.E., C.S.I., D.S.O., O.B.E., LL. D. ([1990?])
Auchmuty,
Charles William
C.W. Auchmuty
Married (1944) Dolores Fielding (born 1922); two daughters.
28.02.1912
-
10.2003
Chichester, Sussex
2nd Lt.
21.09.1940 [EC 1146]
WS/Lt.
01.07.1941
T/Capt.
01.07.1941-02.02.1944
WS/Capt.
03.02.1944
T/Maj.
03.02.1944-(04.1946)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
14.10.1949
? (with 1st clasp?)
21.09.1940


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served with the 2/6 Rajputana Rifles
Auret,
Alan Sauer
A.S. Auret (Photo courtesy of Mr William de Villiers)
Son of Abraham Auret, and Isabel (‘Isabella’) Grey Palmer.
20.02.1883
Cape Colony, South Africa
-
05.04.1976
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2nd Lt.
22.10.1902
Lt.
22.01.1905
Capt.
22.10.1911
Maj.
22.10.1917
Lt.Col.
25.05.1927
Col.
31.01.1932, seniority 25.05.1931 (retd 29.03.1935)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
03.06.1927
HM's birthday 27
Defence Medal DefM
?
?
22.10.1902
-
24.03.1904
commissioned, The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
25.03.1904


transferred, 102nd Prince of Wales’s Own Grenadiers, Indian Army
1905


transferred, 127th Queen Mary's Own Baluch Light Infantry
08.1917
-
27.01.1918
served in Mesopotamia
1918


Second-in-Command, 2/98th Infantry
1919


served in Persia
1922


Second-in-Command, 3rd Battalion 10th Baluch Regiment (Queen Mary's Own)
07.1927
-
05.1931
Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion 10th Baluch Regiment (by 07.1929 commanding Razani Line; served on operations with Wana Brigade, 03.1930-09.1930)
31.01.1932
-
29.03.1935
Instructor, Senior Officers’ School at Belgaum (proceeded on five months’ furlough, and returned to England, 31.10.1934)
29.03.1935
-
25.02.1945
Indian Army Reserve of Officers
22.05.1940
-
(04.1941)
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) for the Home Guard, London District
Austin,
Desmond Stanley Rouget
D.S.R. Austin
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Edward Stanley Austin (1890-1958), and Annie Cecilia Rouget Hatwood (1884-1975).
Married (10.12.1955, New Zealand) Noreen Mora (18.04.1923 - 08.2007); one son, one daughter.
23.09.1919
Rhyl. St Asaph district, Merionethshire
-
04.12.1971
[Te Awamutu Cemetery, New Zealand]
2nd Lt. 18.05.1940 [EC 1978]
WS/Lt. 18.11.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 29.09.1942-(04.1946)
18.05.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Austin,
John Steel
J.S. Austin (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
?
-
2nd Lt. 07.05.1942
... ...
(02.1942)     "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
07.05.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Avery,
Edward William James
E.W.J. Avey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Margot Avey)
probably the same as:
E.W.J. Avey, RINVR
?
-

Pte.
04.1940
2nd Lt.
10.06.1941
WS/Lt.
22.12.1941
T/Capt.
22.12.1941-(04.1946)
A/Maj.
1946?



served in the ranks, Indian Army
10.06.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1941)


aboard SS Windsor Castle (troopship)
       

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