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1939-1945

 

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B
Badhwar,
I C
I.C. Badhwar (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
Bailey,
Robert
R. Bailey (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Tpr. ?
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]
Baker,
Francis William
F.W. Baker (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
?
-
2nd Lt. 05.03.1942
... ...
(02.1942)     "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
05.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Baker,
John Law
J.L. Baker
24.04.1917
Darjeeling, India
-
05.04.1997
Lisbon, Portugal
2nd Lt. 10.07.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Capt. 03.02.1944
T/Maj. 03.02.1944-(04.1946)
Education: Warwick School; Pembroke College, Oxford (where he was studying jurisprudence until the outbreak of war).
10.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Jat Regiment
Government service in the Sudan Political Service, 1948-1953. Later he worked in a variety of companies in many countries.
Baker,
Robert George Alexander
R.G.A. Baker (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
13.08.1913
-
09.1989
Camden district, London
2nd Lt. 16.10.1940
WS/Lt. 16.04.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 29.05.1942-(04.1946)
16.10.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Baker,
William Harry
W.H. Baker (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
Son of Capt. Harry Baker, Indian Army.
11.06.1919
-
21.11.1995
Plymouth district, Devon
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
Lt. 01.03.1947, seniority 21.05.1944 [378342]
12.02.1949, seniority 16.07.1943
A/Capt. 30.10.1944-31.01.1945
T/Capt. 01.02.1945-14.02.1945
WS/Capt. 15.02.1945
Capt. 12.02.1949, seniority 16.01.1948
A/Maj. 15.11.1944-14.02.1945
T/Maj. 15.02.1945-15.01.1955
Maj. 16.01.1955, seniority 27.08.1954 (retd 11.06.1974)
Education: a.t.o. (qualified on an Ammunition Technical Officer's course at the School of Ammunition, RAOC, Bramley).
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 28.02.1947]
01.03.1947     short service commission, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
12.02.1949     permanent commission
Ball,
Reginald Alexander Ingleby
R.A.I. Ball (Photo courtesy of Mr Luke Kandiah)
Married Evelyn Rosina ...; three daughters.
1911
-
24.06.1942
[Alamein Memorial, Egypt, column 167]
2nd Lt. 31.05.1941 [EC 2646]
A/Capt. ?
Military Cross MC 13.08.1942 Middle East (Egypt & Libya): battle south of Bir Hacheim 27.05.42 [recommendation available upon request]
Tea planting engineer.
31.05.1941     commissioned, Indian Armoured Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1942)     Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (11th Frontier Force) (MC)
Banham,
Herbert Godfrey
H.G. Banham
Son (with two brothers and two sisters)of Harold Francis John Banham (1866-1955), and Edith Alice Boulton (1876-1966).
Married (20.12.1941, Bangalore, Karnataka, India) Gladys Joan Donnelly (02.04.1917 - 04.10.2005), elder daughter of Ivon Arthur Donnelly (1890-1951), and Muriel Madge Jones, of Shanghai; two sons.
14.02.1907
Royston, Hertfordshire
-
17.06.1996
Uckfield, East Sussex
2nd Lt. 11.12.1941
WS/Capt. 16.10.1942
T/Maj. 16.10.1942-(04.1947)
11.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      16th Punjab Regiment (served in Murree and Sialkot as a training officer)
Banker.
Bannerman,
Robert
R. Bannerman
Married (06?.09.1943, St John's Church, Meerut, India) Josephine Elizabeth Knight; two daughters, one son.
10.09.1910
Glasgow, Scotland
-
01.08.1966
Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland
2nd Lt. 04.10.1941 [EC 5867]
Lt. 08.04.1942, seniority 08.04.1937
WS/Capt. 10.09.1943
T/Maj. 10.09.1943-(04.1946)
Education: Hamilton Technical College, Canada.
18.05.1940 - 10.1941 enlisted, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (other ranks workshop branch)
04.10.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
15.01.1942     arrived in India
04.1942 - 09.1942 Workshops Officer, IEME Station Workshop, Meerut Cantonment, Indian Army Ordnance Corps
09.1942 - 07.1943 Officer Commanding Station Workshops, Meerut Cantonment, Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
07.1943 - 08.1944 Second-in-Command, Indian Infantry Troops Workshops, IEME (from 04.02.1944-23.08.1944 with 14th Army in Burma)
08.1944     Second-in-Command, 507 Command Workshops, IEME
11/12.1945     returned to UK
Barker,
Alan Robert
A.R. Barker
29.10.1898
Canterbury, Kent
-
08.1984
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
27.10.1916 [IA 74]
Lt.
27.10.1917
Capt.
27.10.1920
Maj.
27.10.1934
A/Lt.Col.
01.10.1940-31.12.1940
T/Lt.Col.
01.01.1941-26.10.1942
Lt.Col.
27.10.1942
Col.
07.02.1947, seniority 27.10.1945 [28.11.1947, promotion antedated 01.01.1947] (retd 23.05.1948)
A/Brig.
22.07.1942?-...
T/Brig.
21.04.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Brig.
01.07.1949
Col. AERO
? [405716]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.10.1945
Italy
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Military Cross MC
01.01.1920
Afghan War 1919 [published 03.08.1920]
Education: Staff College (psc)
27.10.1916


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
31.01.1917
-
04.08.1917
Royal Flying Corps
25.09.1917


commissioned, Indian Army
(1919)


3/124th Baluchistan Infantry, Ind. Army, attached South Waziristan Militia

05.08.1928
-
29.07.1930
Instructor (Clas B), Small Arms School India
01.04.1937
-
(01.)1940
Brigade Major, Peshawar Brigade (Northern Command, India) 
1940
-
30.09.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), India



7th Gurkha Rifles
22.07.1942
-
(07?.)1943
Commander, 27th Indian Infantry Brigade
(07.1944?)
-
(08.1945?)
Commander, 43rd (Lorried) [Gurkha] Indian Infantry Brigade (Italy)
23.05.1948


retired, but retained on the Special List (Ex-Indian Army) to 30.06.1949



Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Honorary Colonel, 10th (Wiltshire) Battalion, Mobile Defence Corps.
Barker,
Albert Victor
A.E. Barlow
1891/92 ?
India
-
1970
Australia
Assistant Surgeon 1st class (British Cadre) ?
Senior Assistant Surgeon (with rank of Lt.) 04.12.1942 [M/22052]
Capt. ? (reld 22.03.1948)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 16.12.1943 Burma
04.12.1942     commissioned, Indian Medical Department [emergency commission]
(1943)     Indian Medical Department Bearer Corps attached to British Military Hospital Shillong (MBE)
Barlow,
Alfred Edmund
A.E. Barlow
Son of Charles Edmund Barlow, and Teresa Helen Deakin, of Anglesey, Wales and New York, USA.
Married (1922) Margaret Theodora "Dora" Molesworth (1896-1960), of Woking, Surrey, daughter of Rev. Thomas Charles Underwood Molesworth (1866-1907), and Mary Rosamond Eaton (?-1962); three sons.
11.01.1896
-
31.12.1945
(motor accident) [age 49]
[Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata, plot O, row F, grave 59]
Lt. 05.05.1916 [336175]
Capt. 03.05.1919
Maj. 03.05.1933
local Lt.Col. 20.06.1938-22.08.1938
Lt.Col. 09.09.1938
A/Col. 21.08.1942-28.09.1942
T/Col. 29.09.1942-30.06.1944
Col. 01.07.1944, seniority 09.09.1941
A/Brig. 21.08.1942-28.09.1942
T/Brig. 29.09.1942-31.12.1945
Military Cross MC 03.06.1916 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 28.10.1942 Burma 12.41-05.42
? - 05.10.1917 mobilized Territorial Force (for 3 years, 62 days)
05.05.1916     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
06.10.1917     commissioned, Indian Army
      Royal Garhwal Rifles
20.06.1938 - 22.08.1938 specially employed, India
26.08.1938 - 08.09.1938 specially employed, India
1941? - 1942? Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles
21.08.1942 - 31.02.1943 Area Commander, India (Ranchi Area?)
1944?     Commander, 63rd Indian Infantry Brigade
1945? - 31.12.1945 Commandant, Fortress Command Calcutta (died from injuries received in a motor accident)
Barlow,
Lance Mount
L.M. Barlow
Elder son (with a twin brother and one brother who died in infancy) of Harold Barlow (1860-), and Millicent Alice Peacock (1873-), of Bengal, India.
Married ((06?).1927, Kensington district, London) Margaret Sheila McCormick, elder daughter (with one sister) of Lt.Col. Andrew Louis Charles McCormick, CIE, RE (1869-1943), and Winifred Fairweather, of Jersey.
08.11.1899
Cuttack, Bengal
-
?
2nd Lt. 15.04.1919 [AI 414]
Lt. 15.04.1920
Capt. 15.04.1925
Maj. 15.04.1937
Lt.Col. 15.04.1945 (retd 17.03.1947)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.02.1937 Secretary Governor NWF Province
Military Cross MC 30.05.1924 Waziristan 22/23
Military Cross MC 02.12.1932 for service in action with the Chitral relief column
Indian General Service Medal IndGSM - & 3 bars
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Indian Service Medal 1939-1945 IndSM - -
Jubilee Medal 1935 JubM - -
Coronation Medal 1937 CorM - -
Education: Cadet College, Quetta.
15.04.1919     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
22.004.1919     commissioned, Indian Army
      12th Frontier Force Regiment (Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides)
(1922/23)     5th Battalion 12th Frontier Force Regiment, attached Tochi Scouts
(1932)     5th Battalion 12th Frontier Force Regiment
18.01.1933 - 14.04.1937 specially employed: Private Secretary to the Governor of
the North-West Frontier Province (OBE)
(04.1944) - (04.1946) Military Secretary to the Governor of Punjab
Barlow-Wheeler,
William Hubert
W.H. Barlow-Wheeler (Photo courtesy of Mr Clive A. Lincoln)
19.10.1909
-
2nd Lt.
27.08.1931 [AI 84]
Lt.
27.11.1933
Capt.
27.08.1939
A/Maj.
28.07.1940-27.10.1940
T/Maj.
28.10.1940-22.12.1940,
27.06.1941-(01.1946)
WS/Maj.
16.03.1943
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 09.12.1950)
A/Lt.Col.
25.10.1943-(01.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Col.
09.12.1950
Distinguished Service Order DSO
17.01.1946
Burma
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
01.01.1964
for political services in Woodford
 
 
 
served in the ranks for 3 years, 310 days
27.08.1931


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
22.10.1932


commissioned, Indian Army
(1945)
 
 
11th Sikh Regiment attached to 1st Sikh Light Infantry
1947?
 
 
Special List (ex-Indian Army) [person number 52755]
 
Barnard,
Jack
J. Barnard
1909
-
2nd Lt.
09.1939? [ABRO 672] (reld 21.05.1947)
[A?]/Capt.
?
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
21.05.1947
Military Cross MC
16.12.1943
Burma 43
Burma Forestry Commission under Messrs. Bros. & Co Ltd. (Myitkyina).



Officer Training Corps (Canford)
09.1939?


commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers (ABRO) [emergency commission]



Kachin Levies



bush training school under Major Mike Calvert
1942


made the trek from Burma with the Chinese 96th Division to China
1942
-
1943?
OSS Detachment 101 (to train in jungle warfare behind enemy lines under a Colonel Eifler)
[with his 12 agents Capt. Barnard parachuted 250 miles behind enemy lines, destroying bridges and railways and 21 other objects on 7th February 1943]
Published: The hump : the greatest untold story of the war (1960)
Barnes,
Derek Robert Paul
D.R.P. Barnes
Son of Lt.Col. Stuart Barnes, OBE, Royal Artillery, and Kathleen Mary G. Whittard.
Married ((09?).1948, Winchester district, Hampshire) ... Newman.
(03?).1924
Winchester district, Hampshire
-
Bdr.
? [878665]
2nd Lt.
02.04.1945 [EC 15931]
WS/Lt.
1946? (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Lt. TA
01.05.1947, seniority 10.02.1947 [380651]
A/Capt. TA
01.11.1950
Capt. TA
10.02.1951, seniority 01.11.1950 (reld 27.07.1957)



served in the ranks, Royal Regiment of Artillery
02.04.1945
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.05.1947

15.07.1952
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
15.07.1952
-
27.07.1957
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [resigned commission]
Barnes,
Sholto Douglas
S.D. Barnes
Son of Maj. Louis Harding Barnes (1865?-), and Anne Chinner Barlow (1867-).
Married (28.04.1939)  Marjorie Joan Berkeley, daughter of Lt.Col. Arthur Mowbray Berkeley, CIE (1870-1937), and Irene Lutwyche Waterlow (1881-1948).
30.11.1907
Malling district, Kent
-
01.1992
New Forest district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 24.06.1940 [133998]
Capt. 15.04.1942 [EC 10478]
T/Maj. 25.01.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Maj. ? (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Lt.Col. (1945)
A/Col. 29.08.1945-(04.1946)
Maj. 17.04.1951, seniority 27.01.1946
Hon. Lt.Col. 12.05.1952
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 28.06.1945 Burma [decoration posted] *
Mentioned in Despatches MID 26.06.1947 Netherlands East Indies

 

Education: Haileybury  (2nd term 1921-2nd term 1924).
Worked for Lloyds Bank, 1925-1929. From 1929 with Borneo Co., Bangkok, Siam.
24.06.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
18.03.1942     transferred, Indian Army Ordnance Corps
(1944)     Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, HQ 14th Army (Burma) (OBE)
17.04.1951 - 11.05.1952 commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
12.05.1952     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
* Recommendation for the appointment to the OBE for Lt.Col. S.D. Barnes: Throughout the above period [15 May to 14 Aug 1944] Lt. Colonel Barnes work as ADOS [Assistant Director of Ordnance Services] Headquarters Fourteenth Army has been of an exceptionally high order. He has during the DDOS [Deputy Director of Ordnance Services] frequent absences on tour been responsible for giving many quick and important decisions on Ordnance matters and it is largely due to his exceptionally clear thinking, hard work, and all round knowledge of Ordnance that it has been possible to ensure an adequate supply of Ordnance stores and ammunition to operational troops.
[Recommended 18.11.1944 by Brig. B. Pennefather-Evans, DDOS HQ Fourteenth Army, approved 20.11.1944 by Maj.Gen. A.H.J. Snelling, Maj.Gen. in charge of Adminsitration Fourteenth Army, and 30.11.1944 by Lt.Gen. W.J. Slim, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Fourteenth Army.] [Citation kindly supplied by Mr Oliver Phillips.]
Barnett,
George
G. Barnett
16.07.1895
-
07.1989
Bury St Edmonds district, Suffolk
T/2nd Lt.
28.12.1914-22.03.1915
T/Lt.
23.03.1915-26.06.1915
T/Capt.
27.06.1915-01.11.1916 (resigned 02.11.1916)
Capt.
10.07.1919 [1270]
Maj.
17.10.1927, seniority 22.01.1927
A/Lt.Col.
12.11.1942-11.02.1943
T/Lt.Col.
12.02.1943-11.11.1943
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1936 (retd 28.07.1947)
WS/Lt.Col.
12.11.1943
A/Col.
12.05.1943-11.11.1943
T/Col.
12.11.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Col.
28.07.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Military Cross MC
01.01.1917
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
05.06.1919
?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Iraq Operations 1919-1920 Medal & Clasp
Education: Oakham School (1905-1912; Rugby C)



mobilized Special Reserve of Officer for 353 days
28.01.1916
-
02.11.1916
served in France & Belgium
01.10.1918
-
26.06.1919
served in Russia
10.07.1919


commissioned, Royal Army Veterinary Corps
01.11.1924


transferred, Indian Continuous Service Cadre RAVC
12.11.1935
-
11.11.1940
Assistant Director of Veterinary Services, India
02.06.1942
-
11.05.1943
Deputy Assistant Director of Veterinary Services, India
?


Officer Commanding, Indian Army Veterinary Corps Training Centre (GHQ India)
MRCVS. Late Colonel Commandant, Royal Army Veterinary Corps.
Barron,
John
J. Barron (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Sgmn. ?
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]
?     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Barstow,
Arthur Edward
"Bustling Bill"
A.E. Barstow

Son of Lt.Col. Thomas Adam Anderson Barstow, Seaforth Highlanders, and Jane Cape Barstow.
Married (1927) Nancy Lewkenor, of Cocking, Sussex, daughter of late Brig.Gen. Henry Lewkenor Knight, CMG, DSO.
His brother, Brigadier John A. Barstow, MC, also died on service.
17.03.1888
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
-
28.01.1942
(KIA) [age 53]
[Singapore Memorial, column 143]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.01.1908 [185406]
Lt.
25.04.1910
T/Capt.
01.09.1915
Capt.
06.04.1917, seniority 01.09.1915
A/Maj.
15.07.1917-23.09.1917, 02.07.1918-01.10.1918
T/Maj.
12.05.1919
Maj. (prov.)
25.01.1923
Maj.
16.01.1924, seniority 25.01.1923
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1931
Lt.Col.
07.08.1932
Bt. Col.
26.01.1935
Col.
01.07.1935, seniority 26.01.1935
T/Brig.
18.06.1938
A/Maj.Gen.
28.09.1940
Maj.Gen.
01.04.1941, seniority 23.04.1940
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
20.06.1941
Waziristan 40
Military Cross MC
?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.12.1946
Malaya 42
Education: Bradfield; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Imperial Defence College (idc); Staff College (psc)
25.01.1908


commissioned into the Army, Unattached List
11.03.1909


commissioned into the Indian Army, General List
(1910)
-
(1919)
served with 15th Ludhiana Sikhs (European War; wounded, despatches, MC); 15.07.1917-23.09.1917 & 02.07.1918-01.10.1918 Second-in-Command of a battalion
12.05.1919
-
19.07.1919
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Qartermaster General (DAA&QMG), ... (Afghanistan)
1920


served in Iraq (despatches)
1923


served in Kurdistan (despatches)
?


transferred to 2nd Battalion, 11th Sikh Regiment
01.04.1927
-
31.12.1928

Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General (DAQMG), ... (Northern Command, India)
01.01.1929
-
31.12.1929
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (India)
1930


served at the Northwestern Frontier (India) (despatches)
1933
-
1935
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 11th Sikh Regiment
26.01.1935
-
23.04.1938
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), India Office
08.04.1938


Colonel of the 2nd Royal Battalion (Luhiana Sikhs), 11th Sikh Regiment
18.06.1938
-
1940
Commander, Kohat Brigade (Kohat District, Northern Command, India)
1940
-
27.09.1940
Commander, Waziristan District, India (despatches, CIE)
28.09.1940
-
28.01.1942
General Officer Commanding, 9th Indian Division (Malaya)
Published: The Sikhs : an ethnology (1928)
Bartlett,
John Rodney
J.R. Bartlett
15.02.1921
-
(12?).1978
South Glamorgan district, Wales
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 04.10.1942
WS/Lt. 04.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
04.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served with 1st Gurkha Rifles (Burma)
Bassett,
Douglas Cameron Stewart
D.C.S. Bassett (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
(09?).1919
Cardiff district, Wales
-
(03?).1952
Bridgwater district, Somerset
2nd Lt. 07.09.1940
WS/Capt. 30.10.1942
T/Maj. 30.10.1942-(04.1946)
2nd Lt. 14.06.1946 [367414]
Capt. 04.07.1949, seniority 22.05.1946
07.09.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
14.06.1946 - 28.04.1947 Special List (for service with Army Cadet Force (Somerset Comm.)
04.07.1949     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
Basu Mallick,
P
P. Basu Mallick (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Bate,
Ronald Thomas

R.T. Bate
Married; two sons, one daughter.
11.09.1919
Hambledon district, Surrey / Sussex
-
01.05.2008
The Conifers Nursing Home, Hambleton, Lancashire
2nd Lt.
01.07.1939 [118240
..
...
WS/Capt.
26.12.1943
...
...
Maj.
01.07.1952 (retd 11.09.1974)
A/Lt.Col.
02.03.1946-26.03.1946
01.07.1939


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
31.01.1940
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army (Dorgans)
27.01.1948


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Bates,
Philip Cecil
P.C. Bates (Photo courtesy of Chris Thornton)
28.09.1907
St Pancras district, London
-
02.1985
Forest of Dean district, Gloucestershire
L/Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 12.12.1943 [EC 12981]
WS/Lt. 12.06.1944
01.11.1945, seniority 12.06.1944 [355493] (reld < 04.1947)
A?/Capt. ?
12.12.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.11.1945     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section)
Baxter,
Henry Joseph Patrick
"Harry"
H.J.P. Baxter

08.04.1921
-
10.01.2007
2nd Lt.
11.10.1942 [363915]
WS/Lt.
11.04.1943
A/Capt.
15.01.1945-14.04.1945
T/Capt.
15.04.1945-24.05.1945
WS/Capt.
25.05.1945
A/Maj.
25.02.1945-24.05.1945
T/Maj.
25.05.1945-04.07.1947
...
...
Brig.
30.06.1973 (retd 01.04.1976)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
30.12.1975
New Year 76
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1968
HM's birthday 68
George Medal GM
13.02.1959
?
- KM
?
Knight of Malta
Mention in Despatches MID
28.05.1957
?
11.10.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 24.05.1946]
25.05.1946


permanent commission, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Commander Ulster Defence Regiment, 1973-1976.
Baxter,
Stafford Squire Charles
S.S.C. Baxter (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Stafford Stratton Baxter (1874-1939), and Alice Bessy Ray Buckle (1877-1945).
Married Dorothy Glover (03.11.1920 - 18.09.2011); one son, one daughter.
12.12.1903
Copford, Lexden district, Essex
-
1976
Perth, Western Australia
2nd Lt. 15.03.1922 (reld 12.12.1923)
2nd Lt. 02.04.1942
WS/Lt. 07.12.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946))
15.03.1922 - 12.12.1923 commissioned, 4th Battaion The Sussex Regiment - Territorial Army
(02.1942)     "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
02.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 7th Rajput Regiment
Bayles,
John Glenn Blackburn
J.G.B. Bayles (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
Son of John H.G. Bayles, and Florence V. Heaton (née Powell).
Married ((09?).1951, Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire) Pauline Frances Wharton (née Derbyshire); one son, one daughter.
(12?).1923
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
15.02.2006
Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
WS/Lt. 01.11.1945, seniority 22.02.1944 [358336] (reld 28.10.1950)
Hon. Capt. 28.10.1950
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.11.1945     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Beale,
Gerald Edward Ashley
G.E.A. Beale
Married Yda Reynolds; ... children (one daughter?).
07.09.1915
-
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935 [378420]
Lt. 29.11.1937
local Capt. 15.03.1938-09.05.1938
A/Capt. 22.10.1939-15.12.1939,
09.07.1940-13.08.1940
T/Capt. 14.08.1940-01.11.1941
WS/Capt. 02.11.1941
Capt. 29.08.1943
A/Maj. 01.04.1941-29.06.1941,
01.11.1941-01.11.1941
T/Maj. 01.11.1941-31.05.1945
WS/Maj. 01.06.1945
Maj. 29.08.1948
A/Lt.Col. 01.03.1945-31.05.1945
T/Lt.Col. 01.06.1945-13.01.1947,
26.06.1947-24.05.1948,
13.05.1955-05.10.1956
Lt.Col. 06.10.1956 (supernumerary 06.10.1959)
T/Col. 12.08.1961-31.12.1961
Col. 01.01.1962 (retd 30.01.1971)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1962 New Year 62
OBE | IGS clasp NWF 1936-37 | 39-45 Star | Burma Star | 39-45 War Medal | 39-45 India Service Medal | Nigeria Independence Medal 1960.
Five cased boxing medals named to him 3 for the Imperial Services Competitions 1930-31-33 and 2 for Sandhurst against RAF Cranwell 1934-35 all winners medals at various weights. Kings Badge and certificate for those disabled due to service, 2 sets of WW11 Para wings.
Education: jssc, psc.
29.08.1935     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
19.11.1936     commissioned, Indian Army
07.1943 - 28.02.1945 Brigade Major, Indian Parachute Brigade
1945 - 1946 Commanding Officer, 4th Indian Parachute Regiment
01.01.1947 - 07.06.1947 Instructor (Class A), Indian Military Academy
25.05.1948     transferred from Special List (ex-Indian Army) to Royal Regiment of Artillery
15.08.1949 - 21.12.1951 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, HQ 3rd Anti-Aircraft Group RA
13.05.1955 - 21.05.1958 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
02.08.1958 - 11.08.1961 specially employed, Military Forces Nigeria (GSO1 HQ NMF 01.09.1958-08.05.1961) (OBE)
12.08.1961 - 14.08.1964 Military Member, NAAFI Board of Management
11.11.1964 - (02.1967) Colonel General Staff, Allied Forces Southern Europe (Naples)
07.10.1968 - ? Deputy Commander/Colonel General Staff, HQ British Troops Malta
Beamiss,
Wilfred Stanley
W.S. Beamiss (Photo courtesy of Mr Lionel V. Kerry)
Son of Harry Whiffing Beamiss (1865-1944), and Kate Stephens.
Married ((09?).1930, Dorchester district, Dorset) Peggy Jacqueline D'Esterre (17.11.1906 - 1989), of Tolpuddle; two? children.
10.05.1904
Plymouth, Devon
-
12.01.1946
[age 41]
[Kirkee War Cemetery, India, 9.E.5]
2nd Lt. 10.09.1927 [710 AI]
Lt. 01.09.1930
Capt. 01.04.1937
Lt. 03.09.1937, seniority 01.12.1929
Capt. 03.09.1937, seniority 01.09.1936
A/Maj. 20.06.1940-19.09.1940
T/Maj. 20.09.1940-22.10.1941
WS/Maj. 23.10.1941
Maj. 01.09.1944
A/Lt.Col. 23.07.1941-22.10.1941
T/Lt.Col. 23.10.1941-24.03.1942,
12.04.1942-12.01.1946
      served in the ranks for 8 years, 20 days
01.09.1927     commissioned, Royal Tank Corps
10.1932     serving by then with the 11th Armoured Car Company RTC, he qualified as instructor in the tactical handling of armoured fighting vehicles and their machine gunnery and in car and light tank drills at the RTC School at Ahmednagar ("distinguished")
14.01.1935 - 15.09.1936 Station Staff Officer 1st Class, HQ Staff, Bannu Brigade (India)
03.09.1937     commissioned, Indian Army
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
 
Beard,
Albert Edward
A.E. Beard
Married Gwendoline Mary ...; two sons.
?
-
?
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 16.04.1943 [OS 481] (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 16.11.1944-(04.1947)
T/Maj. 1947?
Hon. Maj. > 04.1947
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Military) without gratuity LSGCM 18.06.1948 -
16.04.1943     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps (India)
Beardall,
Peter William
P.W. Beardall
Son of ... Beardall, and ... Sykes.
(06?).1921
Basford district, Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire
-
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 28.05.1942 [EC 7728]
WS/Lt. 28.11.1942
T/Capt. 13.07.1943-(04.1946)
Lt. 30.12.1946, seniority 28.11.1941 [378192]
Capt. 18.09.1948
Hon. Maj. 16.05.1952
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 04.03.1949 -
28.05.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps (India)
30.12.1946 - 16.05.1952 commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [short service commission]
16.05.1952 - 30.12.1954 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
30.12.1954 - 01.07.1959 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Beaton,
William Simon McKillican

W.S.M. Beaton (Photo courtesy of Laurel Lahay)
1897?
Inverness-shire, Scotland
-
15.08.1946
Calcutta, India
[Croy Churchyard, Inverness-shire, Scotland]
2nd Lt.
22.08.1942 [EC 7084]
Capt.
?
Maj.
? (reld 15.02.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
< 04.1945
Hon. Lt.Col.
15.02.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
22.08.1942


commissioned into the Indian Army [emergency commission]
Beckett,
John Arthur
J.A. Beckett (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
T/Capt. 16.03.1944-(04.1946)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
?     transferred, The Lancashire Fusiliers
Beckett,
John Kenneth
see: British Army officers  
Behn,
Stanley Ralph
S.R. Behn (Photo courtesy of Mrs Paula Hull) S.R. Behn (Photo courtesy of Mrs Paula Hull)
S.R. Behn (Photo courtesy of Mrs Paula Hull)
Married ((12?).1939, Brentford district, Middlesex) Gladys Emily Fisher (17.06.1904 - 07.2000); ... children.
02.10.1909
Kings Lynn district, Norfolk
-
03.1981
Sudbury district, Suffolk
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 21.11.1943 [EC 11637]
WS/Capt. 01.01.1945 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 01.01.1945-(04.1946)
Manager in the construction trade.
      served in the ranks, Royal Ulster Rifles
21.11.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps (at some point Planning Staff, CND, Cawnpore)
Belvalker,
V S
V.S. Belvalker (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Bennett,
Derek Lyddon
D.L. Bennett (Photo courtesy of Sally Smith)
Son of Godfrey Bennett, and Louisa Wills.
Married (05.11.1955, Upper Agbrigg district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Margaret Helen Garside; one son, one daughter.
29.09.1926
Harrogate, Knaresborough district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
Pte. ? [6101250]
2nd Lt. 20.05.1945 [EC 16060]
WS/Lt. 1947?
WS/Capt. 1947?
Capt. 01.01.1949 [402358]
T/Maj. 1947?
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1949
      served in the ranks, The Queen's Regiment
20.05.1945     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      Burma Frontier Force
      Special List (ex-Indian Army)
01.01.1949     The Brigade of Gurkhas - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Berridge,
Basil
"Bill"
B. Berridge (Photo courtesy of Mr Ted Berridge) B. Berridge (Photo courtesy of Mr Ted Berridge)
B. Berridge (Photo courtesy of Mr Ted Berridge) B. Berridge (Photo courtesy of Mr Ted Berridge)
B. Berridge (Photo courtesy of Mr Ted Berridge) B. Berridge (Photo courtesy of Mr Ted Berridge)
Second son of Harold Berridge, CIE, OBE, of Sutton, Surrey.
Married 1st (27.09.1934) Patricia Gwendoline Berry Castleman-Smith; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1946?) Joyce Evelyn Ruscoe, daughter of Mr & Mrs S.W. Ruscoe, of Muswell Hill, London.
09.03.1902
Sunderland, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
29.10.1960
Kitale, Kenya
2nd Lt. 23.12.1921 [IA 811]
Lt. 23.12.1923
20.04.1929, seniority 23.03.1924
Capt. 23.12.1930
Maj. 23.12.1938
A/Lt.Col. 04.04.1943-03.07.1943
T/Lt.Col. 04.07.1943-13.10.1943,
30.03.1944-(01.1946)
Lt.Col. 23.12.1947 (retd 27.12.1948)
Indian General Service Medal IndGSM - -
Indian General Service Medal 1936-39 IndGSM 36-39 - & clasp Waziristan
Mentioned in Despatches MID ? -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Indian Service Medal 1939-1945 IndSM - -
Education: Dover College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
23.12.1921     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (served Palestine, Egypt & Turkey)
19.01.1925 - 28.04.1927 employed with 4th Battalion King's African Rifles (Bombo, Uganda)
1927     attached, 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Chakrata, India)
07.01.1929 - 19.04.1929 attached, Indian Army
20.04.1929     transferred, Indian Army (IASC training, 30th Transport Company)
1930     HQ Razmak Brigade
1931     NW Frontier of India
1935     served at Dacca, Calcutta, Kohat, Waziristan operations
1937     Officer Commanding, 40th Independent Motor Transport [Company?]
1939     served Kaisora Valley campaign
1942     RIASC senior officers' course (Chiklala)
1947     MT Supplies Imphal campaign, Southern Command (Burma) (embarked Bombay for East Africa 14.06.1947)
Berry,
John James
"Jack"
J.J. Berry

31.08.1915
-
2nd Lt.
09.08.1941
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
?
09.08.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



Passed out from Sandhurst, shipped to Bombay in Oct 1941. Joined Poona Horse Division. Learned about tank technology. Sent to Egypt under Col. Hatch (3rd Indian Motor Brigade), later Col. Kilkelly. Was involved in a Stukker raid in Alexandria in 1942, injured and sent to Cairo hospital. Rejoined his regiment in Damascus a few months later. Spent some time in Cyprus. Returned home in 1947.
Bevis,
Derek Harold
D.H. Bevis (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Cpl. ?
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]
Beyts,
Geoffrey Herbert Bruno
"Billy"
G.H.B. Beyts

Son of Lt.Col. R.F.S. Beyts.
Married 1st (1940) Ruby Elliott (died 1980); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1981) Linda Segrave Daly.

17.01.1908
Bhudi, Kutch State, India
-
13.12.2000
Benajarafe, Spain
[buried in Malaga]
2nd Lt. 02.02.1928 [IA 897 & 157559]
Lt. 02.05.1930
Capt. 02.02.1937
A/Maj. 02.07.1940-01.10.1940
T/Maj. 02.10.1940-05.01.1942
WS/Maj. 06.01.1942
Maj. 02.02.1945
A/Lt.Col. 06.10.1941-05.01.1942
T/Lt.Col. 06.01.1942-04.06.1942,
20.07.1942-19.01.1943
WS/Lt.Col. 20.01.1943 (retd 17.02.1949)
A/Col. 20.07.1942-19.01.1943
T/Col. 20.01.1943-19.12.1943
A/Brig. 13.04.1945-(04.1947)
Hon. Col. 17.02.1949
Distinguished Service Order DSO 03.05.1945 Burma
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41
Military Cross MC 20.12.1932 Burma 12.30-03.32
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
Education: Bowden House School, Seaford; Wellington College (1921[3]-1926[2]); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1926-1928); Staff College (psc).
02.02.1928     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
28.03.1929     commissioned, Indian Army
1940     trained Independent Companies in Scotland that took part in the Norway campaign
02.07.1940     Second-in-Command, Auxiliary Units
08.1942     Chief of Staff to Colin McKenzie, who was setting up the SOE resistance organisation (later renamed Force 136) in South East Asia
27.12.1943 - 1945 Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles
03.04.1945 - 15.06.1945 Commander, 62nd Indian Infantry Brigade
Bhagyam,
G D
G.D. Bhagyam (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Bickford,
John Philip Kennedy
J.P.K. Bickford (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
?
-
2nd Lt. 02.04.1942
WS/Lt. 02.10.1942
... ...
(02.1942)     "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
02.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Bidappa,
R P
R.P. Bidappa (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Biggin,
A
A. Biggin
?
-
Lt.
?
09.04.1943, seniority 03.12.1936
WS/Capt.
03.12.1941
?


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Bird,
John Alan Geoffrey
J.A.G. Bird
Son of John Wilfred Bird (1872-), surgeon, originally of Canada, and Marjorie Jane Bird.
20.05.1906
Balham, Wandsworth district, London
-
28.02.1942
(MPK) [age 35]
[Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar, face 49]
2nd Lt. 08.01.1931, seniority 17.05.1927 (reld 06.12.1932; on joining the A.F. (1.))
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [EC 3422]
A/Capt. ?
08.01.1931     commissioned, Army in India Reserve of Officers
23.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 28.02.1942 17th Dogra Regiment (missing, presumed killed in Burma)
Birdwood,
Travers John Durrant *
T.J.D. Birdwood
Son of Lt.Col. Gordon Travers Birdwood (1867-1945), and Alice Caroline Finlay.
Married Diana V. Turner; one son, one daughter.

* last Christian name also found as: Durand
26.09.1913
-
23.11.2001
South & West Dorset
2nd Lt.
31.08.1933 [238 AI]
Lt.
30.11.1935
Capt.
31.08.1941
A/Maj.
08.01.1944-07.04.1944
T/Maj.
08.04.1944-(04.1946)
Maj.
31.08.1946
Mentioned in Despatches MID
13.01.1944
Middle East
31.08.1933


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
15.11.1934


commissioned, Indian Army
(1941)


Officer Commanding, Indian 2 Patrol, Indian Long Range Squadron (ILRS), attached Long Range Desert Group
Black,
Denis Victor
D.V. Black
20.10.1897
Buxton, Norfolk
-
2nd Lt.
11.08.1915 [5384]
Lt.
12.12.1916
A/Capt.
25.01.1918-18.10.1918
T/Capt.
19.10.1918-13.12.1920
Capt.
05.09.1925
A/Maj.
03.11.1918-10.07.1919
Indian Army:
 
Lt.
20.04.1929, seniority 23.06.1916
Capt.
20.04.1929, seniority 23.06.1919
Maj.
23.06.1933
Lt.Col.
09.10.1938
Col.
07.03.1943, seniority 09.10.1941 (retd 29.03.1948)
A/Brig.
01.10.1943-31.03.1944
T/Brig.
01.04.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig.
29.03.1948
Military Cross MC
01.02.1919
*
* For conspicuous gallantry valid ability in action on 8th and 9th August, 1918, E. of Amiens. The section of Tanks under his command did excellent work and reduced numerous enemy points of resistance, capturing or destroying many guns and machine guns. After Tanks of his own and other sections had been put out of action near Rosieres by direct hits, he went round the disabled Tanks under heavy fire, noting their position and condition, and seeing to the evacuation of the wounded. He also brought back valuable information as to the situation on the flanks. He behaved splendidly throughout.
1914
-
16.02.1915
mobilized Special Reserve for 49 days
11.08.1915


commissioned, East Yorkshire Regiment
09.01.1917
-
27.01.1917
Machine Gun Corps
28.07.1917
-
31.08.1923
Tank Corps [seconded to 2nd Battalion (1919)]
01.09.1923


transferred, Royal Tank Corps
07.12.1925
-
28.12.1928
Adjutant, ...
29.12.1928
-
19.04.1929
attached, Indian Army
20.04.1929


transferred, Indian Army (Royal Indian Army Service Corps)
09.10.1938
-
22.04.1940
Assistant Director of Supplies & Transport, India
23.04.1940
-
24.01.1941
Assistant Director of Supplies, India
?
-
29.03.1948
Special List (ex-Indian Army)
Participated in the 1920 Olympic games on the 4x100 m.
Blackater,
Clarkson Forrester
"Dan"
C.F. Blackater
Son of Alexander Forrester Brown Blackater (1860-1925), and Mary Jane Nimmo (1873-1925).
Married Agnes Espie Taggart; one daughter.
05.08.1905
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scorland
-
1969
Kilmacolm, Port Glasgow district, Renfrewshire, Scotland
2nd Lt. 20.05.1924
Lt. 20.05.1926 (reld 14.11.1927; on enlistment in the Malay States Volunteer Reserve)
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Sedbergh School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
20.05.1924 - 21.05.1927 commissioned, 9th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry - Territorial Army
21.05.1927 - 14.11.1927 General List, Infantry - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
04.1941     enlisted, Indian Army
23.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 15.02.1942 5/18 Royal Garhwal Rifles (captured at Singapore)
02.1942 - 08.1945 POW (No. 27326) in Japanese captivity
[Changi 02.1942-11.1942; Tarsoa 11.1942-07.1943; Tamarkan 07.1943-11.1943; Chungkai 11.1943-05.1944; Tamuan 05.1944-01.1945; Kamburi 01.1945-08.1945]
Published: Gods without reason (1948; war memoirs).
Blackie,
Robert Goldie
R.G. Blackie (Photo courtesy of Miss Denise Blackie)
Married; one daughter.
27.03.1921
Linlithgow district, West Lothian, Scotland
-
14.12.1982
Chelmsford district, Essex
2nd Lt.
28.05.1942
WS/Lt.
28.11.1942
Lt.
28.04.1945, seniority 27.09.1943 [345090]
A/Capt.
29.09.1944-28.12.1944
T/Capt.
29.12.1944-16.01.1946,
04.01.1947-07.03.1948
Capt.
27.03.1948
Maj.
27.03.1955 (retd 01.05.1969)



served in the ranks for 2 years, 268 days
28.05.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 27.04.1945]
28.04.1945


transferred, Sherwood Foresters [permanent commission British Army]
02.07.1955
-
21.11.1958
specially employed Military Forces Malaya
01.03.1960


transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps
Blair,
Marshall Bennett
M.B. Blair (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
A/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
T/Capt. 10.06.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Blake,
William John
"Bill"
W.J. Blake
Son (youngest of seven children) of John Blake, and Ellen Knight.
25.10.1891
Portsea, Hampshire
-
15.02.1961
Portsmouth, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 14.12.1919, seniority 12.08.1919 [AI 647]
Lt. 16.07.1920
Prov. Capt. 16.07.1925-31.08.1925
Capt. 19.10.1925
Maj. 16.07.1937
A/Lt.Col. 10.07.1942-09.10.1942
T/Lt.Col. 10.10.1942-15.07.1945
Lt.Col. 16.07.1945 (retd 30.03.1947)
      served in the ranks for 8 years, 334 days
      from Indian Army Reserve of Officers
14.12.1919     commissioned, Indian Army
      21st Lancers
01.10.1935 - 25.09.1937 Adjutant & Quartermaster, Army School of Physical Training, India
? - ? ?
Blaquiere,
John Arthur
J.A. Blaquiere
Brother of Capt. Norman Arthur Blaquiere.
1895
-
2nd Lt.
30.03.1942 [570]
T/Maj.
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
26.06.1947
Netherlands East Indies
30.03.1942


commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers [emergency commission]



served Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Indian Army
Blaquiere,
Norman Arthur

Brother of Maj. John Arthur Blaquiere.
Formerly of Dehra Dun, India.
?
-
31.07.1952
Swinton, Lancashire
2nd Lt.
05.08.1918
Capt.
31.08.1928, seniority 03.09.1924
2nd Lt.
01.04.1944 [EC 13335]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1944
05.08.1918


commissioned, Indian Army Reserve of Officers (Infantry Branch)



served Burma Frontier Service
01.04.1944


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Blatchford,
G H
G.H. Blatchford
?
-
2nd Lt.
15.03.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
15.03.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Blenkin,
William
W. Blenkin (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]
Bodeker,
Wilfrid Bernard Thompson
"Bill" / "Pinkie"
W.B.T. Bodeker (Photo courtesy of Mrs Christine M.T. Nash) W.B.T. Bodeker (Photo courtesy of Mrs Christine M.T. Nash)
Fourth child of Frederick William Bodeker, and Katherine Louise Thompson (?-1898). His father remarried and had four more children.
Married (04.01.1928, Moulmein) Gladys Edna Starling; three daughters, two sons.
11.05.1896
Rangoon, Burma
-
04.04.1962
[Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia]
Capt. AIRO 25.04.1930, seniority 08.02.1926 (reld 04.09.1939)
Capt. ABRO 04.09.1939
Maj. ABRO 02.03.1943 (reld 30.04.1945)
Accountant.
WW I     served as Corporal in Mespotamia
25.04.1930     commissioned, Army in India Reserve of Officers
04.09.1939     commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers [emergency commission] (Rangoon)
      Fought for the 1st Burma Division. In his letters to his wife, who had fled to Dehra Dun in India, he described his war time experiences. He was second-in-command to the “Brig” and to “Marsh”. He also did some Intelligence work. As a trained Forestry Officer, working for the family Timber Company in Moulmein, he brought an invaluable understanding of jungle warfare with him.
After the order to withdraw from Maymyo, he with a band of others walked out on the Burma Trail to India in 28 days, arriving in Shillong in May 1942, before the Monsoons [which were very bad that year] arrived. Later, he was based in Hoshiapur in India.
In Western Australia, he stood for Parliament for the DLP [Democratic Labor Party] against the sitting member, Paul Hasluck, who later became the Governor General of Australia. Bodeker gained 12% of the vote, which was seen as a recognition of his personal skills and knowledge - as well as a swing against the Liberal Party.
Literature
: C.M.T. Nash (ed.), W.B.T. Bodeker – 100th anniversary (1996).
Bone,
Charles Antony
C.A. Bone
Son of William Bone, and Georgina Budgen.
Married (1946) Feyette Lorraine Hendy (died 05.03.2011, aged 91), step-daughter of Godfrey Denham; one daughter, one son.
28.12.1915
Romford district, Essex
-
05.1995
Esher, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 08.10.1942
WS/Lt. 08.04.1943
T/Capt. 29.07.1943-(04.1947)
      served in Singapore, then Delhi
08.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Worked with British American Tobacco pre- & post-war.
Bone,
Norman Arthur Sydney
N.A.S. Bone
19.11.1920
-
03.2007 still alive
Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
26.11.1942
WS/Lt.
26.05.1943
26.11.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



4th Battalion Prince of Wales's Own Gurkhas
Booth,
Douglas Henderson
D.H. Booth
1907
St Machar district, Aberdeen, Scotland
-
1946 ?
2nd Lt. 01.03.1941
WS/Lt. 21.11.1941
T/Capt. 21.11.1941-(04.1946)
Formerly a rubber planter and manager, at Travancore, India.
01.03.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      POW in Japanese captivity
Borrell,
Edward Harley
"Ted"
E.H. Borrell (Photo courtesy of Mr John Borrell) E.H. Borrell
Son of James Edward Borrell (1897-1975), and Hulda Briggs.
Married ((03?).1946, Durham North Western district) Nora Bateman ((12?).1920 - 2007); three sons.
30.07.1920
Barton, Irwell district, Lancashire
-
05.1992
Corbridge, Northumberland West district
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1941 [EC 3331]
WS/Lt. ? (reld 07.06.1946; ill-health)
Hon. Lt. 07.06.1946
17.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served in India & Egypt
Architect, town planner and painter. Lived in Great Britain, USA and New Zealand.
Bowden,
Alexander Gwynne
A.G. Bowden (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
20.09.1920
-
(12?).1977
Chelsea district, London
2nd Lt. 26.10.1940
WS/Lt. 26.04.1942
Maj. (1945)
26.10.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Bowden,
John Wallace Guy

J.W.G. Bowden
Son of Tom Lake Bowden, and Marjorie Harnet Stack.
Married (08.07.1954, Westminster Cathedral, London) Countess Ilona de Horthy, widow of M. Stephen Horthy, former Deputy Regent of Hungary.
25.09.1915
Bromley district, London
-
 
2nd Lt. 01.02.1941 [371883]
WS/Capt. 21.04.1943
A/Maj. 21.01.1943-20.04.1943
T/Maj. 21.04.1943-06.06.1948
Lt. 04.12.1946, seniority 03.03.1941
Capt. 04.12.1946, seniority 01.07.1946
T/Maj. 01.08.1948-24.09.1951
Maj. 25.09.1951
local Lt.Col. 22.10.1951-20.03.1952
T/Lt.Col. 02.06.1952-01.07.1954
Lt.Col. 14.02.1961 (Employed List (1)) (retd 21.03.1963)
Hon. Col. 21.03.1963
Companion of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 10.06.1961 HM's birthday 61: Military Attaché, Baghdad
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 ?
Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct Cmdn 20.01.1959 *
* For brave conduct on the 14th July 1958, when the British Embassy in Baghdad was attacked by an armed mob. On this and the following days he maintained communications between Her Majesty's Ambassador and the members of his staff.
Education: BA; Staff College (psc).
01.02.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 03.12.1946]
04.12.1946     permanent commission, Royal Armoured Corps (British Army)
23.07.1947     transferred, 3rd King's Own Hussars [later: The Queen's Own Hussars]
(1961)     Military Attaché, HM Embassy, Baghdad (CBE)
Bowie,
Albert Gordon
A.G. Bowie

29.04.1907
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
22.02.2007
Suffolk
2nd Lt.
01.02.1929
Lt.
01.05.1931
Capt.
31.01.1938
A/Maj.
13.07.1940-12.10.1940
T/Maj.
13.10.1940-06.04.1943
WS/Maj.
07.04.1943
A/Lt.Col.
07.01.1943-06.04.1943
T/Lt.Col.
07.04.1943-(01.1946)



from Supplementary Reserve of Officers
01.02.1929


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
21.03.1930


commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
1st/2nd KEO Gurkhas
Boyd,
Francis Bagenal
"Bill"
F.B. Boyd

Son of John Bagenal Boyd (1855-1935), and Dora Knox-Fletcher (1878?-1956).
Married (12.07.1948) Johanna Wilhelmina Geerlachdina Dykslag, daughter of Capt. Frederik Dykslag; one son.
Lived at Hillburn House, Taghmon, County Wexford, Ireland.
18.10.1913
-
05.04.2006
2nd Lt. 26.08.1937 [IA 791]
Lt. 26.11.1939
A/Capt. 06.01.1941-05.04.1941
T/Capt. 06.04.1941-25.08.1945
Capt. 26.08.1945 (retd 21.01.1949)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 21.01.1949
Military Cross MC 26.06.1947

Netherlands East Indies (prior to 30.11.46)

Mentioned in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
Education: St Columba's College, Dublin; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
      served in the ranks, 2nd Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (for 4 years, 206 days)
26.08.1937     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
27.10.1938     commissioned, Indian Army
      served 11th Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Frontier Force)
Horse breeder (he was buried on 09.04.2006, just before Numbersixvalverde, bred by him, won the Grand National).
Boyes,
Thomas Plumer
"Tom"
A.G. Bowie
Married Marjorie "Bill" (née ...) (died aged 87 27.12.2006, Whitford, Devon).
28.11.1920
-
01.1985
Exeter, Devon
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
10.09.1941 [EC 3820]
WS/Lt.
01.09.1942
T/Capt.
01.09.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
15.08.1944
T/Maj.
15.08.1944-(04.1946)
Lt.
11.01.1947, seniority 28.05.1943 [375303]
Capt.
28.11.1947
Maj.
28.11.1954 (retd 28.11.1955)
Military Cross MC
17.01.1946

Burma

Mentioned in Despatches MID
21.10.1952
Malaya 01-06.52
Education: Staff College (psc)



served in the ranks
10.09.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



10th Gurkha Rifles
11.01.1947


permanent commission, Royal Army Service corps
16.12.1954
-
(08.1955)
Junior Division Instructor, RASC Officers' School (Aldershot)
25.02.1956


Major, 10th Gurkha Rifles, Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Boyle,
Douglas Gordon
D.G. Boyle
Married ((03?).1939, Brentford district, Middlesex) Kathleen M. Atkinson.
25.05.1913
-
(03?).1983
Claro district, North Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 14.09.1940 [EC 4359]
WS/Lt. 09.06.1941
T/Capt. 09.06.1941-(04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. (1946)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
14.09.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (No. 6 Transport Column)
 
Bozman,
Cuthbert Alfred
"Luke"
C.A. Bozman
28.06.1899
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
?
Lt.
03.03.1925 [MZ 2208]
Capt.
03.03.1928
Maj.
03.09.1936, seniority 03.09.1934
Lt.Col.
03.09.1944 (retd 22.05.1948)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Education: MB, ChB, DPH.
03.03.1925


commissioned, Indian Medical Service
08.08.1932
-
01.08.1933
Deputy Assistant Director of Pathology, India
(1945)


Officiating Public Health Commissioner with the Government of India

Director of Public Health, Burma. Health Adviser to the British Middle East Office at Cairo, 1950. Curator, Wellcome Museum of Medical Science, 1956-1964.
Bradley,
Kenneth Catlow
K.C. Bradley (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L/Cpl. ?
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]
Brassington,
Alan Manton
A.M. Brassington (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L/Cpl. ?
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]
Bray,
William Charles Edward
W.C.E. Bray
Married; two sons.
03.03.1897
-
(12?).1974
Shepway district, Kent
Wt.Offr. ?
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 01.02.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
13.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Brereton,
John Maurice
J.M. Brereton
Son of James Hudson Brereton (1869-), and Mary Paton Schorr (1878-1916).
Married ...; ... children.
11.08.1914
Orsmkirk district, Lancashire
-
09.1996
Hay-on-Wye, Breconshire / Herefordshire / Radnorshire / Wales
2nd Lt. 27.07.1940
WS/Lt. 13.05.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Lt. 01.01.1949 [402263]
1932     joined Royal Horse Artillery as a boy-trumpeter
      served in the ranks, India
27.07.1940     commissioned, 3rd Cavalry - Indian Army [emergency commission]
1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity (working on the Thailand railway)
01.01.1949 - 25.08.1965 The Royals - Royal Armoured Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Published: Russian tanks 1915-1968 (1970); The 7th Queen's Own Hussars (Famous regiments series) (1975); The horse in war (1976); A history of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and their predecessors, 1685-1980 (1982); A guide to the regiments and corps of the British Army : on the regular establishment (1985); The British soldier : a social history from 1661 to the present day (1986); A history of the Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot) and its predecessors, 1689-1989 (1989); The history of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding),1702-1992 (1993; with A.C.S. Savory).
Bridges,
Reginald Frank
R.F. Bridges
06.02.1903
Hitchin district, Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire
-
Conductor
?
Assistant Commissary (with rank of T/Lt.)
01.02.1941
WS/Maj.
?
Maj. (OEO)
01.01.1949 [402315]
01.02.1941
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
1946/47?


Special List (ex-Indian Army)
01.01.1949


short service commission
?
-
06.02.1958
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Briggs,
[Sir] Harold Rawdon
"Briggo"
H.R. Briggs H.R. Briggs
H.R. Briggs H.R. Briggs
H.R. Briggs  
Son of late Henry Edwin Briggs, and Georgina Martha Briggs, of Birstwith Hall, Ripley, Yorkshire.
Married 1st; one daughter..
Married 2nd (1940) Irene Mona Wood, of Broadstone, Dorset, daughter of Herbert Henry Capper, of Colombo, Ceylon, and widow of Eng.Cdr. Alfred Oswald Wood, RN; one son.

US citizen until naturalization in 1914.
14.07.1894
Pipestone, Minnesota, USA
-
27.10.1952
Limassol, Cyprus
2nd Lt.
15.08.1914 [83186 & IA 149]
T/Lt.
05.03.1915-31.08.1915
Lt.
15.11.1916
?, seniority 01.09.1915
A/Capt.
07.09.1917--14.08.1918
Capt.
15.08.1918
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1932
Maj.
15.08.1932
Lt.Col.
17.09.1937
A/Col.
24.09.1940-23.03.1941
T/Col.
24.03.1941-21.09.1942
Col.
22.09.1942, seniority 17.09.1940
A/Brig.
24.09.1940-23.03.1941
T/Brig.
24.03.1941-11.05.1943
A/Maj.Gen.
12.05.1942-11.05.1943
T/Maj.Gen.
12.05.1943-15.07.1945
Maj.Gen.
16.07.1945, seniortiy 10.2.1945 (retd 01.1948)
T/Lt.Gen.
01.1946
Hon. Lt.Gen.
07.08.1948
Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire KCIE
01.01.1948
New Year 48 [as announced 14.08.47]
Knight commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) KBE
1952
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB
1948
?
Companion of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
28.06.1945
Burma
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.12.1941
Middle East
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.04.1942
Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.05.1944
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
Middle East
Mentioned in Despatches MID
05.08.1943
Persia / Iraq
Mentioned in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Education: Bedford School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Quetta (1927-1928)
15.08.1914
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
05.03.1915
-
31.08.1915
attached, 4th Battalion The King's Regiment (Liverpool Regiment) and joined 31st Punjab Regiment
01.09.1915
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army



served European War, 1914-1918, France, Mesopotamia, and Palestine (wounded; despatches)
1923


joined Baluchistan Regiment
1930


served Waziristan campaign
1937
-
1940
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion 10th Baluchistan Regiment
24.09.1940
-
03.04.1942
Commander, 7th Indian Infantry Brigade (Eritrea and Western Desert)
12.05.1942
-
06.1944
General Officer Commanding, 5th Indian Infantry Division (Western Desert, Iraq & Burma)
1944?
-
1945?
General Officer Commanding, Bihar and Orissa (India)
01.1946
-
01.1948
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Burma Command
21.03.1950
-
1951
Director of Operations, Federation of Malaya
Briscoe,
Albert Whitby
A.W. Briscoe (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Gnr. ?
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]
Britto,
F J
F.J. Britto (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
Broadfoot,
Ronald Thomas
"Tom"
R.T. Broadfoot (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
Married (14.02.1950, Oswestry district, Shropshire) Pamela Benita Hurst (21.12.1924 - 02.1996); one son, one daughter.
27.12.1922
-
01.1987
Exeter district, Devon
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
Lt. 28.06.1947, seniority 27.06.1945 [378853]
Capt. 27.12.1949
T/Maj. 01.09.1951-24.10.1951
Maj. 27.12.1956
T/Lt.Col. 18.06.1966-30.12.1966
Lt.Col. 31.12.1966 (retd 31.03.1977)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 27.06.1947]
28.06.1947     permanent commission, Royal Tank Regiment
1947?     2nd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
14.11.1959     transferred, Corps of Royal Military Police
01.02.1966 - 08.06.1966 Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal, HQ ... Division
18.06.1966 - (02.1967) Assistant Provost Marshal, HQ, Berlin British Sector
Brock,
Francis Antoine

F.A. Brock
03.11.1914
Penzance, Cornwall
-
2nd Lt. 07.06.1940 [EC 40]
WS/Lt. 07.11.1941
T/Capt. 07.11.1941-(08.1946)
T/Maj. (1944)
Military Cross MC 07.12.1944

Italy *

07.06.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1944)     Officer Commanding, A Squadron, 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers, Indian Armoured Corps
Published: The 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers in Italy, September 1943-May 1945 (1948, privately published) [published anonymously but attributed to Maj. F. Brock in: Roger Perkins, Regiments : regiments and corps of the British Empire and Commonwealth 1758-1993 (1993)]
* Recommendation for the award of an immediate Military Cross to T/Maj. F.A. Brock: "At BAVAGNA on 16 June [1944] during the advance to FOLIGNO this officer was commanding the leading squadron. Though obstructed by many demolitions and opposed by German rearguards, Maj. Brock by his skillful handling of the squadron pressed forward, killing and capturing a considerable number of the enemy. As a result of this rapid advance several extremely valuable bridges were saved, on more than one of which the German engineers were surprised and driven off when in the act of blowing the charges. Continuing the advance N.E. from BAVAGNA the squadron captured a horse drawn battery, destroyed a large quantity of equipment and inflicted further heavy casualties. Throughout the day Maj. Brock showed great initiative and drive. His gallant leadership under fire was an inspiration to his men and his determination to overcome all obstacles is worthy of the highest praise."
Recommended 19.06.1944 by Lt.Col. W.E.D. Robinson, commanding 6th Lancers, approved 26.06.1944 by Maj.Gen. D. Russell, commanding 8th Indian Division, on 12.07.1944 by Lt.Gen. R.L. McCreery, commanding 10th Corps, on 15.07.1944 by Lt.Gen. O.W.H. Leese, commanding 8th Army, and finally on 16.07.1944 by Gen. H.R.L.G. Alexander, commanding Allied Central Mediterranean Force. [Recommendation courtesy of Mr Tony Brock]
Brodie,
Neil Malcolm

N.M. Brodie
Son (with one sister) of Capt. Walter Malcolm Brodie (1873-1958), and Elizabeth Ann Hughes (1889-1977), of Bristol, Gloucestershire.
Married (04.09.1943, Ranchi, India) Joyce Beatrix Searles (01.08.1909 - 1984), daughter of Ernest Edward Searles (1880-1961), and Emily Charlotte Day (1883-1967), of Bristol, Gloucestershire; one daughter.
24.10.1910
Malta
-

(03?).1964
Norwich district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 29.01.1931 [16 AI]
Lt. 29.04.1933
Capt. 29.01.1939
WS/Maj. 30.11.1943
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 31.12.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 30.08.1943-29.11.1943
T/Lt.Col. 30.11.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 31.12.1948
Maj. 01.01.1949 [49781]
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
29.01.1931     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
09.11.1932     commissioned, Indian Army
      1st Punjab Regiment
      1st Rajputana Rifles
01.01.1949 - 07.12.1960 commissioned, Gordon Highlanders - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Brodie,
Robert

R. Brodie
28.08.1921
-

Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
01.10.1944 [EC15096]
WS/Lt.
1947? (reld 06.01.1949)
Capt.
06.01.1949 [401560]



served in the ranks, Royal Signals
01.10.1944


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served, 4th Prince of Wales Own Gurkha Rifles
1947?
-
06.01.1949
Special List (ex-Indian Army)
06.01.1949
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
01.11.1951
 
 
transferred, Intelligence Corps
07.01.1956
 
 
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Bronnert,
David Henry

D.H. Bronnert
Youngest son (with three brothers) of Julius Henry Bronnert (1871-1943), and Gertrude Emmeline Boon (1871-).
Married (01.03.1945, St Peter's Church, Hale, Bucklow district, Cheshire) Pamela Hewitt (20.12.1923 - 06.2001), elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Joseph Hewitt, of Hale; ... children (one son?).
10.10.1910
West Didsbury, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
03.1999
Trafford district, Cheshire
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 29.10.1942
WS/Lt. 23.04.1943
WS/Lt. 01.09.1945, seniority 23.04.1943 [353126] (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Manchester Grammar School (1925-1926); Manchester Tech (Master, Technical Science, Textiles, 1931).
1941 - 1942 served Corps of Military Police
29.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.09.1945     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch)
Managing Director, Henry Bronnert & Co Ltd and S.T. Smith & J.E. Jones Ltd, 1945-1960; R. Shaw & Co Ltd, 1947-1957. Director Secretary, James Dyson (Paper) Ltd, 1959-...
Brooke,
Kenneth Read
K.R. Brooke
Son of Percy Arthur Brooke, and Elsie Read.
23.03.1907
Hampstead district, Greater London / London / Middlesex

-
04.1998
New Forest district, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
01.09.1927
Lt.
01.09.1930
Capt.
01.04.1937
Lt.
21.01.1939, seniority 01.12.1929 [IA 1226]
Capt.
21.01.1939, seniority 01.09.1936
A/Maj.
11.07.1941-10.10.1941
T/Maj.
11.10.1941-31.08.1944
Maj.
01.09.1944 (retd 18.12.1948)
local Lt.Col.
19.08.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
18.12.1948
01.09.1927


commissioned, Royal Tank Corps
21.01.1939


transferred, Indian Army



served The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry)
Published: The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry) : 1922-1947 (1957)
 
Brookes,
Edmund Mars
E.M. Brookes
Son (with one brother and one sister)of William Brookes, and Ellen Nutton.
Married 1st ((09?).1939, Sheffield district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Mary Wilson.
Married 2nd ((06?).1977, Ashford district, Kent) Betty S. Laceby.
06.12.1914
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
11.1985
Ashford district, Kent
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.12.1943 [EC 13411]
WS/Lt. ?
01.10.1945, semiority ? [358146] (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
22.12.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.10.1945     transferred, British Army (General List)
Brookes,
Frank Ellis
F.E. Brookes (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]
Brooks,
Alfred Frederick
A.F. Brooks (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Lt.
21.10.1942, seniority 21.10.1937
T/Maj.
(1947)
A/Lt.Col.
(1947)
21.10.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
27.10.1945
-
(04.1947)
a Deputy Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Army, India
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Brossard,
Philippe Andrew Francis
see: RINVR officers' section  
Brown,
George Ernest
R.F. Bridges
1902 ?
Islington, London
-
19.10.1943
[age 41]
[Delhi War Cemetery, 3.B.11]
Staff Sgt. Instr.
? [682304]
Lt.
? [EC 8409]



served in the ranks, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
?
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army



served Indian Engineers
Brown,
M
M. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
?
-
 
2nd Lt. 20.12.1941
WS/Lt. 20.12.1941
T/Capt. 07.05.1944-(04.1946)
20.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Brown,
Maurice Albert
M.A. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Orbell)
Son of Albert Edwin John Holmshaw Brown (1892-1938), and Effie Gladys Burrell (1890-).
Husband of Ethel May Brown, of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.
(12?).1914
Doncaster district, Lincolnshire / Nottinghamshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
24.07.1945
Kani, Burma
[age 30]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar, collective grave 26.E.18-24]
2nd Lt. 04.05.1942 [EC 10049]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1943
T/Capt. 01.02.1943-24.07.1945
04.05.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 24.07.1945 10th Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment
Brown,
Peter Austen Leadley
P.A.L. Brown
Son (with one sister) of James Francis Leadley Brown (1874-1955), and Edith Charlotte Hubback (1876-1947), of Kokstad, Cape Province, South Africa.
Married Joleshawri Tantiani (?-1957); two sons, two daughters.
25.01.1912
Saskatchewan, Canada
-
06.04.1944
(DOW) [age 32]
[Kohima War Cemetery, India, 4.H.10]
2nd Lt. 11.12.1941 [EC 1498]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A?/Capt. ?
11.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 06.04.1944 Assam Regiment (died at Kohima from wounds received leading an assault on a machine gun nest on Jail Hill)
Brown,
Thomas Douglas
T.D. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mrs Anne Purcell) T.D. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mrs Anne Purcell)
Married (18.10.1941, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland); ... children (one daughter?).
28.06.1916
Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
-
08.06.1974
Cape Town, South Africa
Prob. Lt. 14.08.1941? [M 21]
Prob. Capt. 10.01.1942, seniority 14.08.1941
Capt. 03.09.1943, seniority 14.08.1941 (reld 07.03.1946; ill-health)
Hon. Capt. 07.03.1946
Mentioned in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Education: Govan Secondary School; Glasgow University (22.04.1940, MB, ChB).
14.08.1941?     commissioned, Indian Army Medical Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Practised as a General Practitioner in Glasgow from 1946 to 1962. Emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa.
Brownbill,
Alfred
A. Brownbill (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L/Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 29.11.1943
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Browne,
Maurice Coulden
M.C. Browne (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 03.11.1943
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Browning,
R G
R.G. Browning (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.)
01.12.1940
WS/Capt.
02.10.1943
T/Maj.
02.10.1943-(04.1946)
A?/Lt.Col.
(1947)
21.01.1942
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
Bruce,
Robert Stuart
R.S. Bruce (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]
Buchanan,
Denis Anselan
D.A. Buchanan (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas)
Son of George Harkness Buchanan.
Married ....; two daughters, one son.
?
New Zealand
-
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941 [EC 2961]
WS/Lt. 21.12.1941
T/Capt. 21.12.1941-(04.1946)
T/Maj. (1945)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 08.02.1945 Burma
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
05.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1945)     3/5 Royal Gurkha Rifles Frontier Force (Burma) (MBE)
Buck,
Herbert Cecil
T.D. Brown
Son of Lt.Col. Cecil Henry Buck, Indian Army, and Eleanor May Buck, of Yateley, Hampshire.
Husband of Celia Buck (née Wardle), of Yateley.
12.12.1916
India
-
22.11.1945
(died in air crash near Chard, Somerset on flight to Germany)
[age 28]
[Reading Crematorium, panel 1]
2nd Lt. TA
02.08.1938
2nd Lt.
21.09.1938, seniority 28.01.1937 [IA 1117]
Lt.
02.01.1940, seniority 28.04.1939
A/Capt.
01.07.1941-14.08.1941,
18.11.1941-03.01.1942
T/Capt.
04.01.1942-27.01.1945
Capt.
28.01.1945
Military Cross MC
23.04.1942
Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Education: St Peter's Hall, Oxford University (MA)
02.08.1938


commissioned, General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
21.09.1938
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
02.01.1940
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army



3rd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment
1939


1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment
1942     Special Interrogation Group, attached. L Detachment Special Air Service 
07.1942
-
19.10.1942
seconded, 1st Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps (captured at Tobruk)
1942
-
1945
POW in German captivity
Buckley,
George Arthur

G.A. Buckley (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]
Buckley,
Harry Hall

H.H. Buckley (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Buckley)
Son of Alfred Eustace Buckley (?-1938), and Lizzie Towne (1885-1963).
Married ((06?).1946, Bromley district, Kent) Margaret Howard Binyon (20.07.1916 - 04.10.2011), daughter of Basil Binyon, and Gladys Elise Rosa Keep; one daughter, two sons.
16.04.1916
Saskatchewan, Canada
-
18.02.1975
Greenwich district, London
2nd Lt. 03.12.1938
Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (with rank of Lt.). 21.09.1940, seniority 16.04.1936 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T?/Maj. ? ?
      late Officer Cadet, Cambridge University Contingent, Officer Training Corps
03.12.1938     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Supplementary Reserve of Officer
21.09.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Ordnance Corps
This eulogy for Maj. H.H. Buckley was written by his son Chris: "Harry first became involved in Militarism in 1936 at Cambridge University, where he joined the Officer Training Corps. He was studying Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, so naturally joined an engineer unit. After University He worked for Mather and Platt, an engineering company in Manchester and was in a Territorial Army engineer unit as a reservist. With the dark clouds of war on the horizon he was fully mobilized before the outbreak of war in 1939 and deployed to France with the British Expeditionary Force as an Engineering officer. It was in France that he met his future wife Margaret who was in the Auxiliary Territorial Service and was deployed to France as a ’passive air defence instructor’. Prior to deployment she had held the rank of Corporal but had had to relinquish it to private for deployment purposes. The stories of their meeting are entirely from my mother and can be related on another occasion. I attempted to engage my father on numerous occasions with questions like ’Tell us a story from the war’. He was always reticent and sometimes counter attacked with grizzly descriptions, to try and silence my questions. He would relate that war involved long periods of boredom. From my mother I learnt that he, alongside her, were posted to a factory where maintenance was carried out on the tanks. On one occasion intelligence had determined that the factory was vulnerable to German bombing, so my father organised the demolition by explosives of the factory chimney to make it less recognizable from the air. Strategic Withdrawal was the main action for this army and as a child I gleaned from my father that an army in retreat was not a picnic. He related that there were people being shot for lacking discipline in retreat. Relating this story to an ex British Army regular he said - in the first war yes, but not in the second world war. All I can do is relate what I heard him say. As an engineer he was in the rear party in retreat, blowing up bridges and other installations to slow the advancing Germans. They retreated to St Nazaire where Harry was again ordered to stay back to fill up the harbour with the abandoned vehicles used in the retreat. He was the last to leave and left the port on a motorcycle. He had been given money and was able to pay for passage to the UK on a fishing boat. The fisherman were suspicious that they would be impounded if they put into a port, so they landed Harry on an isolated beach. Upon return to the UK Harry discovered that his new love’s family lived in a large house. The story goes that he joined the British Indian army as the pay was better and would enable him to afford his unfolding future. It is my belief that in the retreat many of Harry’s unit members were lost, probably on the Lancastria, a troopship sunk in St Nazaire bay with the loss of approximately 4000. The army realized that he would be of greater use in the far east than in a re-hash with the Germans. He sailed for India and became established with the British Indian Army in Rawlpindi. He was then posted to staff college in Quetta, Pakistan. Before boarding the train he was instructed to phone HQ at each stop as the situation was deteriorating. He never arrived to start the course and instead was deployed to Malaya to command a unit of the Royal Indian Army Ordinance Corps - primarily staffed by Indian troops. He was in the jungle to face up to the advancing Japanese army. Comments gleaned from my mother were that he learnt to feel safer during the night - ‘the only time he ever felt safe’; and that there were problems with communications. This latter information has been well documented in analysis of the reasons why Singapore fell. With the fall of Singapore Harry passed the next three and a half years as a prisoner of war in Changi POW camp. My father was an excellent Bridge player. The story I was brought up on, was that he made up a bridge foursome together with the senior British officer, and that this officer did not want to break up the bridge foursome - so my father was not sent to work on the Burma - Siam railway. ‘He played bridge to save his life’. A more realistic explanation I think is that he was not sent to work on the railway because he was an only son of a widowed mother. My father explained to me that it was the task of the senior British officer of the camp to select people to meet the demand for workers on the railway. The casualty rate on the railway was much higher than in the camp. The Japanese worked people to death - similar to the German concentration camps. For the first year of captivity, officers were not required to do manual work. After that he was put to work digging and growing potatoes. Apparently this helped him survive as some of the more lenient guards would allow them to eat the roots, which are of course similarly nutritious to a potato. He would have been severely disciplined for taking a potato. Also during captivity he traded his watch with a guard for some ducks. Enterprise is necessary to survive the POW experience. On liberation he was returned to India and apparently reunited with his non-field kit. Upon return to the United Kingdom he was admitted to the royal naval hospital in Greenwich to recover from a large boil caused by years of malnutrition He was also suffering from the after-effects of Malaria. While in hospital he learnt watch repair as a hobby, a form of therapy. He was demobilized from the army and moved forwards with life working as an engineer, marriage and raising children. He died in 1975 at the age of 58. He worked a full working life up until he was given a year off for medical reasons six weeks prior to his death. It is believed that his demise at a fairly young age was partly caused by consequences of his wartime service. I also believe that he worked fully to the last in large part because that is what his fallen comrades had done in the Japanese POW camps, and it was his way of maintaining solidarity. 25 years after his death my mother was given a lump sum by the British Government as compensation. Survivors are annoyed that the Japanese government has not paid compensation, has not admitted responsibility of any kind, or offered any apology. Harry now has a grandson named Harry."
Bullas,
Alan Howard
A.H. Bullas (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Sgmn. ?
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]
Buncher,
Alfred Edward
A.E. Buncher (Photo courtesy of Mrs Rosemary Shippard)
Son of William Buncher, and Rose Ward.
Married (1916?, India) Laurina Freer (1892-?); one son (died at birth).
08.03.1892 *
Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
(09?).1978
Leicestershire Central district

* Army records show: 14.10.1891
Conductor ?
Lt. & Assistant Commissary 01.01.1937 [ST/17]
Capt. & Deputy Commissary 21.11.1939
A/Maj. 19.04.1941-18.07.1941
T/Maj. 19.07.1941-26.05.1942
Maj. & Commissary 27.05.1942 (retd 03.12.1946)
(1911)     Private, 1st Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment (Alma Barracks, Farnham, Surrey)
01.01.1937     commissioned, Indian Army Departments
(01.1940)     Headquarters Staff CRIASC Peshawar District Regiment, Royal Indian Army Service Corps,  N.W.F.P., India
19.07.1941 - (04.1944) a Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies, Directorate of Supplies and Transport, Quartermaster-General's Branch, India HQ Staff
Burge,
Cecil
C. Burge
Son of William John and Emily Florence Burge.
Married 1st ..., an Indian citizen; no children.
Married 2nd (1950) Helen Mary Wheeler; no children.
02.04.1900
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
-
08.08.1975
Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Havering district, London
Pte. WW I [3702 & 210386]
2nd Lt. 21.04.1941 [EC 2117]
WS/Capt. 17.05.1943 (reld 01.01.1949)
T/Maj. 17.05.1943-(04.1947)
local Lt.Col. 17.02.1943-(04.1944)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1942 New Year 42

Awarded the Indian Service Medal and Indian Independance Medal, presumably also the 1939-45 Star and 1939-1945 War Medal. Held the British War Medal 1914-1918 from WW1. Had 12 medals in all; 1937 Coronation Medal (as Secretary at Sanawar School); others possibly IGSM x2 and jubilee?
 

WW I     served in the ranks, Somerset Light Infantry
21.04.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      possibly Indian Army Corps of Clerks, then 8th Punjab Regiment
Burnett,
Derrick Hinton
D.H. Burnett
Married ((09?).1947, Lambeth district, London) ... Rogers; ... children (one son?).
22.08.1916
Croydon district, London
-
2nd Lt. 21.,06.1940
WS/Lt. 17.06.1941
WS/Capt. ? (reld > 12,1946, < 04.1947)
Capt. RARO 14.02.1951 [415051]
Hon. Maj. 14.02.1951
21.06.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1946/47?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
14.02.1951 - 22.08.1966 Brigade of Gurkhas, Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
His son writes: "My father was at the battle of Kohima, and he told me when he was alive that he organised the tank onto the tennis court during the battle. This was a turning point during the battle by all accounts. He was originally an officer in the Assam Riffles, and later became an officer in the 1st Gurkha Rifles reaching the rank of a retired Major."
Burnett,
Edward John Sidney
"Bunny"
E.J.S. Burnett
Son of Dr Arthur H. Burnett, and Ellen L. Bryant.
Married 1st ...; two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1967) Christine Adrienne de Jenner; two daughters.
08.02.1921
Southampton district, Hampshire
-
19.11.1978
Southampton district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [EC7596]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Maj. (1944)
Lt. 19.12.1945, seniority 08.08.1943 [325908]
Capt. 08.02.1948
T/Maj. 11.04.1945-27.02.1949,
08.11.1950-07.02.1955
Maj. 08.02.1955
T/Lt.Col. 12.02.1958-09.06.1959
Lt.Col. 01.04.1963 (supernumerary 01.04.1966)
Brig. 31.12.1967, seniority 30.06.1967
A/Maj.Gen. 06.12.1971
Maj.Gen. 21.02.1972, seniority 14.08.1971 (retd 02.06.1975)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB 01.01.1975 New Year 75
Distinguished Service Order DSO 17.11.1964 Malaysia * [citation available upon request]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 65 [citation available upon request]
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 10.06.1954 HM's birthday 54 [citation available upon request]
Military Cross MC 20.09.1945 Burma [citation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 27.04.1951 Malaya
Mention in Despatches MID 21.08.1964 Borneo
* On the 2nd January 1964, the 1st Battalion, 10th Gurkha Rifles, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Burnett, was flown from Malaya to Tawau to deal with the strongest and most threatening Indonesian incursion into Malaysia, up to that time. Morale in the area had been badly shaken as the result of losses received in a strong enemy attack on Kalabakan, an important logging centre, and the presence of 16,000 Indonesian civilians in the Tawau District posed an ugly internal security problem. Lieutenant-Colonel Burnett very quickly deployed his battalion over a very large area to find the enemy and bring them to battle in the jungle and to deal with the internal security situation. By his excellent tactical handling of his troops the enemy were found within 24 hours. They split into small parties which were relentlessly hunted. These parties, which included a strong element of welltrained marines showed plenty of fight, counter attacking and inflicting casualties on our troops. Throughout the period from January to June,
Lieutenant-Colonel Burnett moved about his area energetically and fearlessly by land rover on rough tracks and by helicopter. He frequently faced the danger of ambush by an ubiquitous enemy and on occasions personally took charge of the situation under enemy fire. During the months January and February his troops accounted for 93 enemy intruders. As a result of Lieutenant-Colonel Burnett's efforts the dangerous situation threatening Tawau was overcome, the extremely low morale of the local people was restored and the large local Indonesian population was deterred from causing serious trouble. It was chiefly due to his energetic determination, fearlessness and fine leadership in the field that a large and dangerous enemy incursion was defeated.
Education: Kelly College, Tavistock.
      served in the ranks for 1 year, 356 days
23.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 18.12.1945]
1941 - 1947? 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles (served in Hong Kong and Malaya)
19.12.1945     permananent commission, Royal Hampshire Regiment
21.08.1948     transferred, 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles
25.02.1949 - 05.08.1949 Staff Captain, Kowloon Infantry Brigade
06.08.1949 - 07.11.1950 Staff Captain, HQ Gurkha Infantry Brigade
03.12.1952 - 20.02.1955 Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DAA&QMG), HQ Brigade of Gurkhas
12.02.1958 - 10.10.1958 Military Attaché (GSO1), Katmandu
28.11.1959 - 01.11.1961 Brigade Major, HQ Brigade of Gurkhas
(1964)     Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles (DSO)
04.02.1966 - (02.1967) General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Training), HQ Western Command
1967     College Commander, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
1968 - 1970 Commander, 48th Gurkha Infantry Brigade (Hong Kong)
1970 - 1971 commanded Gurkha Lines of Commuincations, in Nepal
06.12.1971 - 14.02.1975 Deputy Commander Land Forces and Major-General Brigade of Gurkhas, in Hong Kong
Colonel, 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles, 01.03.1975-01.03.1977. Managing Director, Tehran Racing.
Burt,
Herbert Samuel
H.S. Burt (Photo courtesy of Mr Karl Burt)
Son of Herbert J. Burt, and Gertrude M. Wenn.
Married ((12?).1936, Camberwell district, London) Florence M. Whitaker; ... children (one son, two daughters?).
13.12.1915
Camberwell district, London
-
04.1999
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
2nd Lt. 01.03.1941 [174902]
29.12.1941, seniority 01.03.1941 [EC 16351]
WS/Lt. 01.09.1942
WS/Capt. 1947? (reld 14.10.1948)
Capt. 14.10.1948, seniority 04.11.1945
Hon. Maj. 20.06.1949
? - 01.03.1941 either 163rd, 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, 168th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.03.1941     commissioned, The Queen's Regiment [emergency commission]
29.12.1941     transferred, Indian Army (served probably in Burma)
14.10.1948 - 20.06.1949 commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
20.06.1949 - 13.12.1965 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Burton,
Oswald James
O.J. Burton (Photo courtesy of Mr Alastair Burton)

08.09.1920
-
06.2009 still alive
2nd Lt.
28.05.1942 [EC 6622]
WS/Lt.
28.11.1942 (reld 27.08.1947)
Lt.
27.08.1947, seniority 08.09.1943 [384447]
Capt.
01.04.1950
28.05.1942
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1946/47?


Special List (ex-Indian Army)
27.08.1947
 
 
commissioned, Lothian and Border Yeomanry - Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
18.07.1951
 
 
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Butler,
Alfred George
A.G. Butler
Third son of Alfred George Butler, and Beatrice Anne Butler, of Blackheath.
Married (23.10.1928, Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, Kensington district, London) Barbara Joyce Brewer, of Higher Brimley, Devon, younger daughter of J. Henry Brewer, and Mrs Brewer, of London SW10; ... children (one daughter?).
24.07.1896
Blackheath, South East London
-
02.12.1941
[age 45]
[Alamein Memorial, column 195]
T/2nd Lt. 18.12.1914-30.01.1916
2nd Lt. 14.11.1916
23.11.1916, seniority 01.10.1915 [AI 833]
Lt. ?, seniority 01.10.1916
A/Capt. 11.03.1919-30.09.1919
Capt. 01.10.1919
Maj. 01.10.1933
A/Lt.Col. 08.09.1940-07.12.1940
T/Lt.Col. 08.12.1940-12.03.1941
Lt.Col. 29.04.1941
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 03.04.1923 Waziristan 04-12.21 [dated 24.05.1922]
14.11.1916     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
23.11.1916     commissioned, Indian Army
      104th Rifles (Waziristan) (OBE)
07.08.1926 - 22.11.1928 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (India)
      6th Rajputana Rifles
Butler,
Edward Gerald Robert
"Garrett"
E.G.R. Butler (Photo courtesy of Mrs Victoria Brennan)
Second son (with four brothers and one sister) of Canon John Whitestone Butler (1869-1953), and Edith Mary Burnett (1880-1949), of Thomastown Rectory, Kilkenny, Eire.
Married 1st (1945, Lucknow, India) Eileen Mirembe Weatherhead (02.1921 - 1949), youngest daughter of Canon Herbert Thomas Candy Weatherhead (1875-1930), of C.M.S., Uganda, and Edith Eileen Barton; one son.
Married 2nd Lawrie Armel Yearwood (16.01.1930 - 03.6.1994), daughter of W. Armel Yearwood, and Agnes Bayne; ... children.
From Bally Adams, Athy.
10.03.1910
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Eire
-
26.07.1999
Lt. 03.01.1941
Capt. 30.01.1942
18.09.1942, seniority 30.06.1941 (reld 1947)
T/Maj. 21.01.1944-(04.1946)
Education: King's Hospital, Dublin & Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1938, MB, ChB, BAO (Dubl, 1940)); Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (Eng, 1950).
Internship in Birmingham, 1940-1941.
03.01.1941     commissioned, Indian Medical Service [emergency commission]
Medical Officer, Tanganyika, 1947. Medical Officer in Mahenge, Tanganyika, 1952-1961. Provincial Medical Officer at Morogoro, Tanganyika, 1961-12.1963. Served with the Kenyan Government, 1965-1969. He worked in Natal, South Africa, 1970-1990.

 
Butler,
Saw
S. Butler
?
-
2nd Lt.
? [ABRO 626]
WS/Lt.
?
T/Capt.
?
T/Maj.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
25.09.1947

in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Field (prior to September, 1945)

Military Cross MC
08.02.1945

in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma and on the Eastern Frontier of India

Mentioned in Despatches MID
07.11.1946

in recognition of gallant and distinguished services whilst engaged in special operations in South East Asia

?


commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers (ABRO) [emergency commission]
(1945?)


attached Northern Kachin Levies
Butterworth,
Vincent
V. Butterworth (Photo courtesy of Mr Geoffrey Butterworth)
Younger son of James William Butterworth, and Mary Esther Fitton.
Married (28.06.1941, Rochdale district, Lancashire) Joan Kenworthy; three sons.
08.03.1918
Rochdale district, Lancashire
-
09.1998
York district, Yorkshire
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 06.02.1944 [EC 12367]
WS/Lt. 11.04.1944
WS/Lt. 01.10.1945, seniority 11.04.1944 [356385]
Lt. 01.11.1948, seniority 11.04.1944
Capt. ?
Maj. 06.02.1957
2nd Lt. 30.07.1964, seniority 11.01.1942
Lt. 30.07.1964, seniority 11.01.1944
Capt. 30.07.1964, seniority 11.01.1948
Maj. 30.07.1964, seniority 11.01.1955 (retd 08.12.1972)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 08.06.1963 HM's birthday 63
06.02.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.10.1945     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
01.11.1948     short service commission
30.07.1964     limited service regular commission
Bwye,
Mark
M. Bwye
01.03.1900
-
2nd Lt.
29.01.1920
Lt.
29.01.1921
Capt.
29.01.1927
Maj.
29.01.1938
29.01.1920


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
05.02.1920


commissioned, Indian Army



served 10/15 Punjabi Regiment
?
-
(04.1946)
?
Byrne,
Bernard
B. Byrne (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
A/Master Gnr.
?
Lt.
21.01.1942
A/Capt.
21.01.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
21.01.1945
A/Maj. ?
?
21.01.1942
 
 
commissioned, "Special List" of Quarter-Masters of the Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
Byrne,
Derek Terry
D.T. Byrne
Son of David William Byrne (1892-1974), and Victoria May Terry (1897-1950).
Married (26.11.1950, Dargaville, Kaipara, Northland, New Zealand) Thelma Lillian Jenkins (03.04.1926 - ); two sons.
19.05.1920
Rochford district, Essex
-
17.12.1986
Kawerau, New Zealand
2nd Lt. 14.02.1942 [EC 11137]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 1946 ?
Hon. Capt. > 12.1946, < 04.1947
Efficiency MEdal (Territorial) EM 04.03.1949 -
14.02.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Byrne,
Ian Cesnola
I.C. Byrne
19.03.1900
Islington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex

-
06.1988
Yeovil district, Somerset
2nd Lt.
16.12.1918 [IA 254]
Lt.
16.12.1919
Capt.
16.12.1924
Bt. Maj.
01.07.1935
Maj.
16.12.1936
A/Lt.Col.
03.09.1939-30.09.1939,
01.08.1940-24.08.1940,
30.07.1942-19.09.1942
T/Lt.Col.
20.09.1942-15.12.1944
Lt.Col.
16.12.1944 [401316] (retd 20.01.1949)
Hon. Col.
20.01.1949
16.12.1918


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
30.12.1918


commissioned, Indian Army



served The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry)
1947?
 
 
Special List (ex-Indian Army)
       

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