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1939-1945

 

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C      
Cable,
Desmond James
D.J. Cable
05.10.1916
Middlesex
-
02.1994
Teignbridge, Devon
2nd Lt.
27.08.1936 [380032]
T/Maj.
15.04.1943
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1956 (retd 01.04.1957)
T/Lt.Col.
16.04.1956
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.06.1953

Military Cross MC
17.12.1942

Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1946

Education: psc
27.08.1936


commissioned onto the Unattached List
02.11.1937


transferred to the Indian Army
...
-
...
...
16.06.1947


transferred to the Royal Regiment of Artillery
Cable,
Gordon Evelyn Porter
G.E.P. Cable
13.06.1910
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
07.2002
Exeter, Devon
2nd Lt.
29.01.1931 [380923]
T/Maj.
14.02.1941
Lt.Col.
02.11.1951 (retd 01.07.1957)
29.01.1931


commissioned onto the Unattached List
22.06.1932


transferred to the Indian Army
01.08.1940
-
15.02.1942
DADOS, 9th Indian Division
27.09.1947


transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Callender,
Martin David
M.D. Callender

Son of Louis Joseph Callender (1894-1974), and Eva Pevan (1897-1983).
Married ((09?).1948, Willesden district, Middlesex) Lydia Berkman ((09?).1924 - ); two sons, one daughter.
14.07.1920
Hackney district, London
-
05.1993
Brent district, Middlesex
2nd Lt. 16.05.1942
WS/Lt. 16.11.1942
T/Capt. 02.08.1943-08.10.1943
WS/Capt. 09.10.1943-(04.1946)
T?/Maj.? ?
16.05.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      Second-in-Command, Transportation, General Staff (HQ Army in India?)
Campbell,
Duncan Bruce
D.A. Campion
04.1908
Harrogate, Huddersfield district, Yorkshire
-
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
17.10.1927 (reld 02.11.1929)
2nd Lt.
08.10.1942 [?]
WS/Lt.
04.04.1943
T/Capt.
20.08.1943-(04.1946)



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




enlisted, 14th London Regiment

17.10.1927
-
02.11.1929
commissioned, 6th City of London Regiment - Territorial Army



enlisted, Calcutta Light Horse



Officer Training Corps, Belgaum, India
08.10.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
?
-
late 1948
Officer Commanding at Simla
Campion,
David Allan
D.A. Campion
?
-
Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
29.10.1941 [?]
T/Lt.
24.06.1942-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946)
29.10.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Cantlay,
James Edward
D.A. Campion
Married Joanne (née ...).
?
-
1983
2nd Lt.
16.11.1940 [?]
WS/Lt.
16.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
26.06.1942-(04.1946)
16.11.1940


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1941)


Officer Commanding, Indian 1 Patrol, Indian Long Range Squadron (ILRS), attached Long Range Desert Group
Capper,
Maurice Kenyon
M.K. Capper
Son of ... Capper, and ... Webb.
Married ((09?).1947, Northwich district, Cheshire) Winifred M. Hankinson; ... children (one son?).
04.07.1916
Northwich district, Cheshire
-
07.1990
Salford district, Lancashire
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 28.06.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 07.08.1943-(12.1946)
28.06.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served with Rajputana Rifles
Carew,
John Mohun
J.M. Carew (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
Son (with one brother) of Col. Peter Fitzwilliam Carew, JP (1887-1954), and Joyce Margaret Fortescue (1892-1974), of Newton Abbot, Devon.
Brother of Lt. Nicolas Jasper Grenville Carew, Royal Artillery.

Married (01.12.1950, Surrey South Western district, Surrey) Mrs Barbara Joan Stewart Shakespear (née Roberts) (25.01.1916 - 09.1993), widow of Maj. Richard Harry Baird Shakespear, Royal Scots Fusiliers; one son.
08.07.1921
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
-
(09?).1980
Bracknell district, Berkshire
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [EC 10447]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
Lt. 1948? [375734]
Capt. 02.11.1949 (reld 01.07.1959)
Hon. Capt. 01.07.1959
Military Cross MC 05.10.1944 Burma [recommendation available upon request]
Education: Marlborough College (B1 (Cross Arrows) House; 01.1935-07.1938).
Exeter City Police, 1938.
1940     enlisted
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1944 - 1945 3rd Battalion 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles (Burma & Java) (MC)
1948 - 09.02.1953 short service commission, The Devonshire Regiment (served in Malaya)
09.02.1953 - 26.12.1954 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
26.12.1954 - 01.07.1959 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Carey,
Philip George De Preaux
P.G. De P. Carey
Son of Percival De Preaux Carey (1885-1963), and Baroness Helene De Mevius (1884-).
Married 1st Colette Vte Comtesse D'hendecourt; two sons.
Married 2nd Pamela Rexson Gillingham.
28.06.1917
-
2nd Lt. 22.12.1940 [EC 1406]
T/Lt. 24.08.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Lt. ? (reld 30.09.1946
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 30.09.1946
24.08.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Cariappa,
C M
C.M. Cariappa (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Lt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Cargill,
Jack Chalmers Wynne
J.C.W. Cargill
30.03.1910
-
15.09.1948
[age 38]
[Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey]
2nd Lt. 29.01.1931 [IA 389]
Lt. 29.04.1933
Capt. 29.01.1939
A/Maj. 06.03.1941-01.05.1941,
03.05.1941-07.06.1941
T/Maj. 08.06.1941-30.06.1941
WS/Maj. 23.07.1943
A/Lt.Col. 23.04.1943-22.07.1943
T/Lt.Col. 23.07.1943-(04.1947)
A/Col. 13.02.1945-(04.1947)
A/Brig. 31.03.1945-(04.1947)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 28.06.1945 Burma
      served in the ranks for 4 years, 166 days
29.01.1931     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
19.03.1932     commissioned, Indian Army
      7th Rajput Regiment
31.03.1945 - 1946 Commander, 74th Indian Infantry Brigade
Cariappa,
Kodandera Madappa
"Chimma"
K.M. Cariappa (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawskshaw-Burn) K.M. Cariappa

28.01.1900 *
Shanivarsanthe in erstwhile Coorg
-
15.05.1993
Bangalore

* according to Army List; other sources give 28.01.1899
2nd Lt.
17.07.1920 [IAPN 967]
Lt.
17.07.1921
Capt.
17.07.1927
Maj.
17.07.1938
A/Lt.Col.
19.12.1942-18.03.1943
T/Lt.Col.
19.03.1943-(01.1946)
...
...
Field Marshal
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
19.10.1944
Burma & Eastern Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma & Eastern Frontier of India
Education: Staff College
17.07.1920


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
17.07.1920


commissioned, Indian Army



7th Rajputana Regiment
23.11.1936
-
31.07.1939
Staff Captain
01.08.1939
-
22.11.1940
Brigade Major
15.01.1949
-
14.01.1953
Commander-in-Chief, (independent) Indian Army
Carnegie,
David Alexander Kitchin
D.A.K. Carnegie (Photo courtesy of Alex Hallowes)
Son of Alfred Alexander Carnegie, and Else Noorse.
Married (1939) Betty Alanna Pearse Carter, BA; one son, three daughters.
20.02.1917
Umvuma, Southern Rhodesia
-
05.1975
Eshowe, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Prob. Lt. 06.06.1942
Capt. 10.02.1943
T/Maj. 09.02.1945-(04.1947)
Education: Que Que High School; Eltham College, London; Charing Cross Hospital (MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1941).
06.06.1942     commissioned, Indian Medical Service [emergency commission]
Medical Officer, Southern Rhodesia Government. Medical practitioner, South Africa (Medical Superintendent, Eshowe Hospital, Natal).
Carnegie,
Patrick James
P.J. Carnegie
Son of Capt. A.A. Carnegie, OBE, and Mrs Carnegie, of Hampstead, London.
Married (17.08.1946, Chirst Church, Bedford, Bedfordshire) Ruth Dale Gundry, only daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Tyeth Gundry, of Bedford; three sons.
1913 ?
-
11.06.1960
Horns Cross, Bideford district, Devonshire
[age 47]
Lt. 23.06.1940, seniority 23.06.1935 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 05.12.1940-08.02.1945
23.06.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served with the Assam Rifles
Carpenter,
Elgious Victor
E.V. Carpenter
Son (with two brothers) of Elgious Carpenter (1866-1905), and Kate Arrow (1868-).
Married (1941, India) Marjorie Helen Roberts.
01.02.1890
Cranleigh, Hambledon district, Surrey
-
16.02.1942
[Singapore Memorial, column 463]
Lt. (Assistant Commissary) 11.10.1939
T/Capt. (Deputy Commissary) 01.04.1941-18.08.1941
Capt. (Deputy Commissary) 19.08.1941
T/Maj. (Deputy Commissary) 1942?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MIlitary Division) MBE 09.06.1938 HM's birthday 38
WW I     served as Corporal in the Leicestershire Regiment
      Indian Army Corps of Clerks
11.10.1939     commissioned, Indian Army Departments
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Carr,
Charles Matthew
C.M. Carr
?
-
Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Officer (Lt.) 13.01.1942 (reld 1947)
13.01.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served North West Frontier, Bannu, Rawalpindi
Carrey,
John
G.C.A. Castello
23.07.1894
-
05.03.1949
Droitwich district, Worcestershire
T/2nd Lt. 24.08.1915-30.06.1917
T/Lt. 01.07.1917-13.08.1918
Capt. 20.01.1923, seniority 24.04.1922
Maj. 24.10.1930
Lt.Col. 24.10.1938 (retd 20.07.1943; ill-health)
Education: MB, BCh, BSc.
24.08.1915     temporary commission, King's Liverpool Regiment
14.08.1918 - 14.05.1919 temporary commission, RAF
20.01.1923     commissioned, Indian Medical Service
? - ? ?
Carruthers,
Humphrey St. John
H.St.J. Carruthers
Younger son of Col. Herbert St. Clair Carruthers, IMS.
Married ((12?).1922, St Marin in the Field district, London) Dorothy Alice Marlowe, second daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Marlowe, of London SW.
16.08.1897
-
27.09.1988
Camden district, London
2nd Lt. 16.06.1915 [IA 332]
Lt. 16.06.1916
A/Capt. 28.06.1917-21.09.1917,
21.01.1918-28.06.1918
Capt. 16.06.1919
Maj. 16.06.1933
Lt.Col. 16.03.1940 (retd 27.12.1948)
A/Col. 12.05.1943-11.11.1943
T/Col. 12.11.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Col. 27.12.1948
16.06.1915     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
30.10.1915     commissioned, Indian Army
06.10.1926 - 30.09.1928 Instructor (Class C), Small Arms School, India
1940 - 1942 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles
Carruthers,
Stanley Currie
S.C. Carruthers
Married Mercia Avis E. ... (15.07.1907 - 03.1994); ... children (one son?).
26.06.1905
South Shields district, Durham
-
(06?).1971
Chatham district, Kent
2nd Lt. 11.02.1943 [EC 7806]
WS/Lt. 11.08.1943 (reld 30.11.1946)
T/Capt. 15.12.1943-30.11.1946
Hon. Capt. 30.11.1946
Worked in Calcutta, India.
11.02.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served in the Pioneer Corps in the Burma campaign
Carter,
Arthur Douglas
A.D. Carter (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
10.10.1922
-
2nd Lt. 15.03.1942 [EC 6373]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Lt. 04.10.1947, seniority 10.04.1945 [384032]
Capt. 10.10.1949 (retd 03.03.1958; receiving a gratuity)
T/Maj. 04.11.1950-26.10.1951,
29.12.1951-24.03.1953,
29.03.1953-31.10.1953
Hon. Maj. 03.03.1958
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
      served in the ranks for 258 days
15.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 03.10.1947]
(1944)     1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
04.10.1947     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps
16.08.1950     transferred, 2nd Gurkha Rifles - Gurkha Regiment
22.11.1971 - 31.12.1973 Ulster Defence Regiment
Carver,
Basil Douglas
B.D. Carver (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Rifmn. ?
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]
Castello,
Geoffrey Charles Andria
G.C.A. Castello
Son of J.C. Castello, and ... Talbot.
06.09.1919
Derby district, Derbyshire
-
04.1990
Ruschcliffe district, Nottinghamshire
2nd Lt.
22.08.1942
WS/Lt.
22.02.1943
T/Capt.
31.12.1943-(04.1946)
Education: Oakham School (1930-1936; Cricket colour)
22.08.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served 13th Frontier Force Rifles (attached Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, India and Burma)
Causey,
Albert
A. Causey
?
-
?
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 12.02.1942
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
12.02.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Chalker,
Thomas Frederick
T.F. Chalker (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Coverdale)
Son of Albert Henry and Emily Chalker.
Married Ruby Moore; two daughters.
19.03.1903
Lambeth district, London
-
22.08.1965
West Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
Wt.Offr. ?
Assistant Commissary
(with rank of Lt.)
13.09.1941 [ST/217]
T/Capt. 17.06.1943-(04.1947)
Commissary
(with rank of WS/Maj.)
? (reld 11.02.1949)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 11.02.1949
13.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Chambers,
Henry Maurice
H.M. Chambers
Married (1920) Aileen Geraldine Olga Allison (born 1896) (marriage dissolved 1947); two sons.
15.07.1897
-
1967
T/2nd Lt.
25.09.1914-11.08.1917
T/Capt.
12.08.1917-02.12.1917
Lt.
25.06.1916 [IA 811]
A/Capt.
29.12.1917-15.06.1919
Capt.
16.06.1919
Maj.
16.06.1933
Lt.Col.
27.09.1939
A/Col.
05.04.1941-04.10.1941
T/Col.
05.10.1941
WS/Col.
01.04.1946
Col.
07.04.1947
28.11.1947, seniority 01.03.1947 (retd 14.01.1948)
A/Brig.
11.02.1942-10.08.1942
T/Brig.
11.08.1942-31.03.1946
A/Maj.Gen.
01.04.1945-31.03.1946
T/Maj.Gen.
01.04.1946
Hon. Maj.Gen.
14.01.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
17.01.1946
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
22.08.1946
Far East
Mention in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
Education: Staff College (psc)
25.06.1916


commissioned, British Army
03.12.1917


commissioned, Indian Army (5th Mahratta Light Infantry)
01.11.1925
-
28.02.1927
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (India)
01.03.1927
-
31.12.1927
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (India)
01.01.1928
-
31.03.1929
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (India)
19.04.1932
-
04.02.1933
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (India)
05.02.1933
-
18.04.1936
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (India)
05.04.1941
-
18.07.1943
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ... (India)
1942


acting Commander, 64th Indian Infantry Brigade
19.07.1943
-
09.02.1944
Brigadier General Staff, ... (India)
1945


Commander, 71st Indian Infantry Brigade (Burma)
1945


acting General Officer Commanding, 26th Indian Infantry Division (Burma)
1945
-
1946
General Officer Commanding 26th Indian Infantry Division (Burma, Sumatra)
Chandler,
Phillip Gordon
P.G. Chandler (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Charlton,
Alfred Evan
A.E. Charlton (Photo courtesy of Nic Charlton) A.E. Charlton (Photo courtesy of Nic Charlton)

09.06.1912
Brentford, Middlesex
-
25.06.1983
Wandsworth, London
2nd Lt. 09.11.1940
WS/Lt. 17.11.1941 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. ...-16.11.1941
T/Capt. 17.11.1941-(12.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 01.01.1968 Diplomatic and Overseas List: British Subject lately resident in India
? - 11.1940 No. 2 Platoon, "A" Company, Officers' Training School, Belgaum
09.11.1940     commissioned, 16th Punjab Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
[Special language skills: Urdu (elementary)]
Last British editor of a newspaper in India. He joined The Statesman in Calcutta in 1936 and apart from a break when he served the Indian army during World War II, he was with the newspaper until 1967. He returned to Britain in 1967 and worked with the BBC's Indian languages section.
Charter,
Walter Guy
W.G. Charter (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Charter)
Son of ... Charter, and ... Croft ?
(09?).1922 ?
Macclesfield district, Cheshire / Derbyshire ?
-
?
2nd Lt. 03.10.1943 [EC 10995]
WS/Lt. 03.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
A?/Capt. ?
03.10.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Chase,
Alfred Jack
A.J. Chase
Brother of Maj. Paul Henderson Chase.
?
-
2nd Lt. 08.10.1942 [6836]
WS/Lt. 08.10.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 14.11.1943-(04.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
08.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1945)     16th Punjab Regiment (Burma) (despatches)
Chase,
Paul Henderson
P.H. Chase
Brother of Capt. Alfred Jack Chase.
?
-
2nd Lt. 25.05.1941 [EC 5607]
WS/Capt. 03.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 03.02.1944-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC 08.03.1945 Italy
25.05.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1945)     3/5th Mahratta Light Infantry (Italy) (MC)
1950s     served Australian Army (Korean War)
Chenery,
Albert Frank
A.F. Chenery
Son of Richard John Chenery, a clerk, and Elizabeth Mary Chenery, of Teddington, Middlesex.
05.10.1888
Teddington, Kingston district, Middlesex
-
(03?).1977
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Pte. 20.02.1907 [12519]
L/Cpl. 06.11.1912 (reld 06.08.1914)
Fus. ? [21605]
Spr. ? [172068]
T/2nd Lt. 28.11.1917
T/Lt. ? (retd 01.05.1922; retaining rank of Lt.)
2nd Lt. 01.11.1943 [EC 11878]
WS/Lt. 08.04.1944 (reld 25.04.1946)
T/Capt. 08.04.1944-25.04.1946
Hon. Capt. 25.04.1946
Victory Medal VM - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
GenSM - & clasp South Persia
Indian General Service Medal 1936-1939 Ind GenSM - & clasp Afghanistan NW Frontier 19
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Coronation Medal 1937 CorM 37 - -
India Territorial Army Medal IndTA M - -
Butcher.
20.02.1907 - 28.05.1907 enlisted service, The Royal Fusiliers (Depot, Hounslow)
29.05.1907 - 02.02.1909 1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (Home: Hounslow & Tidworth)
03.02.1909 - 18.02.1914 2nd Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (East Indies)
19.02.1914 - 01.05.1922 transferred, Army Reserve in India
06.08.1914     discharged in consequence of his promotion to Sergeant in the Calcutta Police Force
      enlisted service, The Royal Fusiliers & Corps of Royal Engineers
01.11.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Chetwynd-Stapylton,
Henry Philip
H.P. Chetwynd-Stapylton
Son of ... Chetwynd-Stapylton, and ... Eveleigh.
(03?).1921
Bakewell district, Derbyshire
-
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
01.10.1941
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
11.11.1942-(04.1946)
01.10.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Chimni,
Sirdar Bakhshish Singh
S.B.S. Chimni
28.08.1904
-
2nd Lt. 30.08.1924
Lt. 30.11.1926
Capt. 30.08.1933
A/Maj. 19.11.1940-18.02.1941
T/Maj. 19.02.1941-29.08.1941
Maj. 30.08.1941
A/Lt.Col. 06.04.1942-05.07.1942
T/Lt.Col. 06.07.1942-(04.1947)
A/Col. 15.04.1946-(04.1947)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Mention in Despatches MID 01.06.1943 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 16.12.1943 Burma / Eastern Front of India
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc).
30.08.1924     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
02.11.1925     commissioned, Indian Army
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Chopra,
K C
K.C. Chopra (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Chowdhury,
P S
P.S. Chowdhury(Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Christie,
Alexander Redvers Buller
A.R.B. Christie (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)

Married (22.09.1949, St Andrews Cathedral, Singapore) Evelyn Ethel Hearn.
1900
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
26.01.1969
South Perth, Western Australia
2nd Lt. 08.04.1942
WS/Lt. 08.10.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 18.11.1945-(04.1947)
Shipping officer, Singapore Harbour Board.
(02.1942)     "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
08.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Christie,
Robert Emerson Hutton
R.E.H. Christie
Married; .. children (one son?).
Lived at East Lindfield, NSW (early 1970s).
06.10.1921
-
2000
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
28.05.1942
WS/Lt.
28.11.1942
T/Capt.
16.08.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
?
Lt.
02.01.1946, seniority 06.02.1944 [333872]
28.05.1942
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1943?
-
1944?
possibly detached to Australian Army
02.01.1946


permanent commission, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [cancelled 13.08.1946]
Churchill,
Robert Hastings
R.H. Churchill
05.05.1912
-
08.1994
Chichester district, Sussex
2nd Lt.
01.09.1932 [66 AI]
Lt.
01.12.1934
local Capt.
25.10.1937-27.02.1938,
25.10.1938-28.02.1939
Capt.
01.09.1940
A/Maj.
15.03.1942-14.06.1942
T/Maj.
15.06.1942-12.08.1942,
03.01.1943-16.04.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 21.08.1948)
T/Lt.Col.
1946/47?
Hon. Lt.Col.
21.08.1948
Education: Oakham School (1926-1930; Prefect); Staff College
01.09.1932
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
01.12.1933


commissioned, Indian Army



I/9th Jat Regiment
25.10.1937
-
01.03.1939
Adjutant, II/9th Jat Regiment



served as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), and was later attached to Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Clarabut,
Reginald Blaxland
R.H. Churchill
Son of the late C.B. Clarabut.
Married 1st ((09?).1917, Strood district, Kent) Mary S. Gill; ... children (sons Cdr. Guy S.C. Clarabut, DSO, DSC, RN &
Lt. (A) David Stewart Clarabut, DSC, RNVR).
Married 2nd (1931, Quetta, India) Margaret Victoria Sillem (born 1901), daughter of H.O. Sillem, of Chobham Lodge, Chobham, Surrey.
07.08.1893
Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire
-
18.03.1977
Surrey
Lt.
27.12.1916 [181624]
A/Capt.
20.10.1918-26.12.1919
T/Capt.
11.05.1919-19.12.1919
Capt.
27.12.1919
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1933
Maj.
27.12.1933
Bt. Lt.Col.
08.05.1936
Lt.Col.
23.01.1939
A/Col.
15.09.1940-01.11.1940
Col.
02.11.1940, seniority 08.05.1939 (retd 11.12.1946)
A/Brig.
16.07.1941-15.01.1942
T/Brig.
16.01.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.Gen.
11.12.1946
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
1935?
NW Frontier of India
?
-
26.03.1915
served in the ranks (mobilized Territorial Force) for 233 days
27.03.1915
-
24.11.1917
mobilized Special Reserve of Officers
27.12.1916


commissioned, Army (3rd Royal West Kent Regiment, attached 2nd/67th Punjabis)
25.11.1917
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army (Royal Indian Army Service Corps) (served in France & Belgium; wounded)
11.05.1919
-
19.12.1919
Brigade Major, India
01.06.1930
-
29.02.1932
Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, India
01.06.1932
-
28.02.1935
Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, India
01.03.1935
-
31.05.1936
Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies, India
23.10.1936
-
14.06.1938
Deputy Assistant Director of Transport, India
23.01.1939
-
14.09.1940
Commandant & Chief Instructor, Royal Indian Army Service School (India)
15.09.1940
-
15.07.1941
Assistant Quartermaster-General, Eastern Command (India)
16.07.1941
-
09.03.1944
Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, India
10.03.1944
-
1945
special appointment: Commander, Nagpur District
Clark,
Eric Reeves
H.J.D. Clark
Son of ... Clark, and ... Smith.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
12.1913
Southampton district, Hampshire
-
11.2012 still alive
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 11.10.1942
WS/Lt. 11.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
11.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army (Royal Indian Army Service Corps) [emergency commission]
1945?     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
Clark,
John
J. Clark
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
?
-
29.04.1958
Long Preston, via Skipton, Yorkshire
2nd Lt. ? [IA 845 & 5806]
Lt. ?
Capt. 03.02.1920
Maj. 15.10.1934 (Special Unemployed List 01.04.1936)
Lt.Col. 09.11.1945, seniority 08.07.1945 (retd 04.04.1947)
A/Col. 23.05.1944-(01.1946)
A/Brig. 08.05.1945?
T/Brig. ? 1946?
Hon. Brig. 04.04.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE < 1932 ?
      served York and Lancaster Regiment & 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles
05.05.1941 - 14.07.1942 a Deputy Assistant-Quarter-Master-General, Adjutant-General's and Quarter-Master-General's Staff, Central Command, India
15.07.1942 - 22.05.1944 an Assistant-Quarter-Master-General, Adjutant-General's and Quarter-Master-General's Staff, Central Command, India
23.05.1944 - 07.05.1945 Colonel (Q.), Adjutant-General's and Quarter-Master-General's Staff, Central Command, India
08.05.1945 - 15.10.1946 Brigadier in Charge of Administration, Lucknow District
Clarke,
Albert Richard
A.R. Clarke
Son of Frank and Margaret Clarke.
Married (08.11.1930, Bordesley, St Andrew, Warwickshire) Florence Annie Louisa Franklin
(07.05.1913 - 11.1996); one son.
18.12.1903
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
-
13.06.1979
Sparkhill, Birmingham district, West Midlands
Sub-Conductor (P/A/Cdr.) ? [CC 232]
Assistant Commissary (Lt.) 04.04.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
04.04.1945     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Corps of Clerks
Clarke,
Charles
C. Clarke (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Clarke,
Patrick Joseph
P.J. Clarke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
?
-
2nd Lt. 02.04.1942
... ...
(02.1942)     "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
02.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Clarke,
Richard Scamander
R.S. Clarke (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of Maj. Percy Scamander Clarke, MC (1892-1954), and Violet Ethel Gresham Nicholson (1890-1961), of The Links House, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex.
Married Edda ...; eight children.
15.07.1921
Holborn district, London
-

30.11.2005
Harborne, Birmingham district, Warwickshire
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 10.09.1941 [EC 3783]
WS/Lt. ?
A/Capt. 11.04.1943-10.07.1943
T/Capt. 11.07.1943-30.08.1943,
07.04.1944-26.12.1944
A/Maj. 27.09.1944-26.12.1944
T/Maj. 27.12.1944-02.01.1947,
08.02.1947-21.05.1947
Lt. 19.04.1947, seniority 15.01.1944 [366696]
Capt. 15.07.1948
T/Maj. 13.09.1954-04.02.1955
Maj. 15.07.1955 (retd 15.07.1976)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 31.12.1976 New Year 77
Military Cross MC 16.12.1943 Burma 02-05.43 *
Military Cross MC 05.05.1950 Malaya
Mention in Despatches MID 08.04.1949 Malaya
Education: Sherborne (1935.2-1940).
10.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1942)     1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa)
(1943)     3rd Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (Burma)
19.04.1947     commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry [permanent commission]
Officer Commanding, Birmingham Division, The Corps of Commissionaires, 1976-1986.
* Recommendation for the award of the Military Cross to Lt. R.S. Clarke: "Lt. Clarke was an officer in No. 1 Column 3/2nd G.R. He had gone through the whole training with the Brigade and was therefore thoroughly educated in principles of Long Range Penetration. Following the death of his Company Commander in action on the Shweli on the 4th April, Lt. Clarke took over command of his Gurkha Rifle Company. In this responsible post he displayed determination, courage and resource. He brought his company successfully across the Irrawaddy although he was attacked while doing so. In skirmishes with the enemy on the way home he exerted himself to the utmost, exposing himself with disregard for personal safety, to keep his men steady and united. Although the column was broken up by the Japanese ambush in the MU Valley, thanks to the excellent work of Lt. Clarke and other officers the majority crossed the Chindwin in organised armed parties, a few days later."
[Recommended by Brig. O.C. Wingate. commander 77th Indian Infantry Brigade.]
Classey,
Donald Francis
W.E. Cleaver
Son of Gerald Classey, and Bessie L. Radford.
25.07.1921
Bromley district, London
-
03.1995
Hillingdon district, London
2nd Lt. 22.11.1941 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
21.06.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 18.04.1947]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Cleaver,
Wilfred Edgar
W.E. Cleaver
Son of Joseph D. Cleaver, and Rosa Cleaver.
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
18.09.1903
Hendon, Middlesex
-
2nd Lt. 21.06.1941 [EC 2490]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1941 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 23.01.1942-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
Education: Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall.
21.06.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (in Darjeeling and Calcutta and was also a musician in His Excellency Governor of Bengal's Orchestra)
After the partition of India he took over the Great India Coal Company.
Cleur,
C W
C.W. Cleur (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Cleverton,
William Powlett Pouget
W.P.P. Cleverton
Son of ... Cleverton, and ... Thring.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
13.10.1915
St Marylebone district, London
-
11.12.2003
New Zealand
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935
Lt. 29.11.1937 (dismissed the Service by sentence of a General Court Martial 06.11.1940)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1934-1935).
29.08.1935     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
17.11.1936     commissioned, Indian Army
      served 16th Punjab Regiment
Clifford,
Richard Nigel
"Dick"
R.N. Clifford
Second son and fourth child of Maj. William Henry Richard Clifford (1883-1935), Indian Army, and Dorothy Vernon Hunt (1885-1976).
Brother of Lt.Col. William Henry Reginald Clifford, OBE, Indian Army.
Married 1st (19.09.1950) Pamela Mary Alice Lester; one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd Dr. Mary Fredericka Richardson, FRCS (died 1993).
Married 3rd Gillian Rosamond Wilson.

09.02.1921
Cawnpore, India
-
15.11.2005
Berkshire (formerly of Hereford)
2nd Lt.
18.05.1940
WS/Lt.
07.07.1941
WS/Capt.
?
T/Maj.
? (reld 1946)
Capt. RARO
01.01.1949 [40735]
Hon. Maj.
01.01.1949
Education: St Joseph’s College, Naini Tal.
1939
 
 
enlisted, The Dorsetshire Regiment
?
-
18.05.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
18.05.1940
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army (1st Punjab Regiment) (India, Egypt) [emergency commission]
01.01.1949
 
 
The Dorsetshire Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Tea planter, Jorehaut Tea Company, Assam, retiring 1970.
Clifford,
William Henry Reginald
"Rex"
W.H.R. Clifford (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark Ashdown)
Elder son of Maj. William Henry Richard Clifford (1883-1935), Indian Army, and Dorothy Vernon Hunt (1885-1976).
Brother of Maj. Richard Nigel Clifford, Indian Army.
Married (12.01.1948, Church of St James, Manchester Square, London) Marion Katherine Butcher ("age 37" [actually born 25.08.1895]), younger daughter of the late Samuel & Mrs. Butcher, architect, of W.1, London.
23.08.1914
Mussorie, India
-
15.07.1996
Battle, Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
2nd Lt.
30.01.1936 [IA 582]
Lt.
30.04.1938
A/Capt.
15.09.1939-14.12.1939
T/Capt.
15.12.1939-11.05.1941
WS/Capt.
12.05.1941
Capt.
30.01.1944
13.02.1948, seniority 30.01.1944 [66934]
A/Maj.
12.02.1941-11.05.1941
T/Maj.
12.05.1941-30.06.1941,
03.08.1942-06.07.1947
WS/Maj.
?
Maj.
23.08.1948
A/Lt.Col.
07.04.1947-06.07.1947
T/Lt.Col.
07.07.1947-12.02.1948,
11.12.1956-31.12.1956
Lt.Col.
01.01.1957 (supernumerary 01.01.1960) (retd 24.08.1964)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
31.12.1960
New Year 61
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
15.11.1945
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
Waziristan 1936-37 Medal & Clasp



served in the ranks for 3 years, 150 days (Lance-Corporal, Cheshire Regiment)
30.01.1936
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
22.05.1937
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army



served 1st Punjab Regiment



Special List (ex-Indian Army)
13.02.1948
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [permanent commission]
Clough,
George
G. Clough

Son (with three sisters and three brothers) of Frederick Clough (1855-1919), and Annie Wallace (1861-1952).
Married ((09?).1935, Fylde district, Lancashire) Kathleen Mary Reville (10.09.1901 - (06?).1978); one son, one daughter.
09.01.1900
Blackpool, Lancashire
-
15.01.1960
Lytham Hospital, Lytham St Annes, Fylde district, Lancashire
2nd Lt. 29.01.1920 [IA 301]
Lt. 29.01.1921
Capt. 29.01.1927
Maj. 29.01.1938
A/Lt.Col. 25.01.1942
T/Lt.Col. ?
Lt.Col. 29.01.1946 (retd 09.12.1948)
01.01.1949 [401705]
Mention in Despatches MID 18.04.1946
in recognition of gallant and distinguished services while Prisoner of War
29.01.1920     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
06.02.1920     commissioned, Indian Army
1939 - 15.02.1942 Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion 19th Hyderabad Regiment (captured at Singapore)
15.02.1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity (Changi)
      Kumaon Regiment
01.01.1949 - 09.01.1955 The Loyal Regiment, Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
 
Cockerton,
Edward George
E.G. Cockerton
Son of Frank Edward Cockerton (1892-1942), and Mabel Sarah Pettitt (1896-1977).
Married ((06?).1948, Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire) Annie Hurley; one son, one daughter.
03.02.1916
Newmarket district, Cambridgeshire
-
15.11.1976
Littleport, Ely district, Cambridgeshire
S/Sgt. ? [5932498]
Lt. QM 07.08.1945 [EC 16208]
2nd Lt. 25.01.1952 [422653]
Capt. 25.01.1952 (reld 17.07.1953)
      served in the ranks, The Suffolk Regiment
07.08.1945     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1947?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
25.01.1952     commissioned, General List - Territorial Army
His son writes: "Army Remount Dept. Commissioned Aug 1945. 1st Field Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery 1947. HQ RIA 1st Armoured Division 1947. Adviser States Officer Hyderabad State."
Cody,
Stephen John
S.J. Cody S.J. Cody

Married ((06?).1945, Essex South Western district, Essex) Grace Amelia Beaumont (22.09.1907 - 08.1985); one daughter.
14.12.1911
-
06.05.1994
Sutton district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 01.11.1941
WS/Lt. 15.07.1942
A/Capt. ...-14.07.1942
T/Capt. 15.07.1942-11.06.1944
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.01.1975 New Year 75: lately Distribution Manager, J. Sainsbury Ltd.
      previous service for increment of pay 1 year, 33 days
01.11.1941     commissioned, 1st Punjab Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Coe,
Robert Frederick
R.F. Coe (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L.Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
T/Capt. 25.06.1944-(04.1946)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Coghill,
Robert
R. Coghill
22.10.1914
-
2nd Lt. 07.10.1943 [EC 10371] (reld > 12,1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. ? ?
07.10.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      captured; POW
Coke,
Alastair Hall
A.H. Coke
Son of the late Lt.Col. Augustus Hodson Coke (1866?-1936), Indian Army, and Mrs Robinson, of Woking, Surrey.
Married (24.05.1947, St Paul's, Camberley, Surrey Northwestern district) Pamela Bowling Van Someren, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs L. Van Someren, of Corries, Camberley.
02.12.1917
-
2nd Lt. 27.01.1938 [900 AI]
Lt. 27.04.1940
A/Capt. 24.12.1940-23.03.1941
T/Capt. 24.03.1941-16.06.1941
Capt. 27.01.1946 (retd 25.08.1948)
T/Maj. 1947?
Hon. Maj. 25.08.1948
Capt. RARO 01.01.1949 [402618]
Military Cross MC 18.07.1941 Middle East
Military Cross MC 22.06.1944 Burma
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Intermediate Staff Course (sc).
27.01.1938     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
03.04.1939     commissioned, Indian Army
(1941)     3/13th Royal Garhwal Rifles (Middle East) (MC)
(1944)     1/18th Royal Garhwal Rifles (Burma) (Bar to MC)
01.01.1949 - 02.12.1967 Rifle Brigade (later The Royal Green Jackets) - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Coleman,
Maurice Byrne
M.B. Coleman
Son (with one brother) of James Byrne Coleman, CMG, MD, FRCPS (1862-1915), and Maude Gertrude Josephine Lovat Fraser (1875-1963).
Married (08.02.1940, Colaba, Bombay, India) Josephine Mary Poels (07.10.1916 - ), daughter of Albert John Poels (1888-1968), and Eleanor Julia Connolly (1886-1959), of Eastbourne; five sons, four daughters.
24.10.1904
Ballantyre Hall, Dundrum, Rathdown, Dublin, Ireland
-
10.10.1992
Selmeston, East Sussex
[Selmeston Churchyard]
2nd Lt. 01.09.1927
Lt. 01.09.1930
09.04.1932, seniority 01.12.1929 [842 IA]
Capt. 01.09.1936
A/Maj. 04.09.1940-03.12.1940
T/Maj. 04.12.1940-26.05.1944
WS/Maj. 27.05.1944
Maj. 01.09.1944 (retd 28.11.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 27.02.1944-26.05.1944
T/Lt.Col. 27.05.1944-(04.1947)
A/Brig. 1947?
Hon. Lt.Col. 28.11.1948
Education: Beaumont; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Quetta (psc).
08.02.1924     served Royal Tank Corps in the ranks for 3 years, 205 days
01.09.1927     commissioned, Royal Scots Fusiliers
10.12.1930 - 08.04.1932 seconded, Indian Army
09.04.1932     transferred, Indian Army
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (India & Burma)
Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple, 30.06.1949. County Councillor, East Sussex.
Collier,
James Bardsley
J.B. Collier (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L/Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.11.1943
T/Capt. 22.12.1943-(04.1946)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Collier,
Jeffrey
J. Collier
Son of Austin Alfred Collier, general produce merchant, and ... Briggs.
Married (22.03.1946, St Andrews Cathedral, Singapore) Sister Elizabeth Jane Smith, QAIMNSR (318597) (02.02.1917 - 03.03.1984), daughter of John Smith; ... children (one daughter?).
09.11.1925
Spalding district, Leicestershire
-
13.03.2010
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 20.08.1944 [EC 14895]
WS/Lt. 20.02.1945 (reld 1947)
A/Capt. 1946?
      served in the ranks, The Queen's Royal Regiment (service for increment of pay 162 days)
      Military College (Dehra Dun)
20.08.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1945)     Intelligence Officer, 3rd Battalion, 2nd King Edwards Own Gurkha Rifles (India, Burma and Malaya)
His son-in-law writes: "He ended up in Singapore via Malaya as the Officer in Charge of : No 2 Publications Distribution Unit which was tasked in producing and distributing of the Forces newspaper for the South East Asia Command called the "SEAC" which was published in English and the "JAWAN" in Urdu for the Indian Forces. Jawan translates as Young Warrior. After being demobilized from the 2nd Gurkhas in 1947 as a consequence of the Partition of India, he served in the Customs Service of Malaya and Singapore until 1956 and then for the Customs Service for the Kenya Govt until his retirement. He lived in Nottinghamshire on his return to the UK."
Collier,
Neil Adamson
N.A. Collier
Son (with one brother) of Edward Collier, and Jane Pattulo.
Brother of Lt. Peter Keith Collier, RN.
Married Jean Andrea Cox (01.1922 - 03.2002); one son, two daughters.
26.01.1922
Tulare, California, USA
-
04.08.1987
Elie, Fife, Scotland
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 10.09.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 12.12.1946)
A/Capt. 16.08.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
20.12.1940     joined, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
10.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1941 - 1946 3/10 Gurkha Rifles (serving as BLO [= Battalion?/Brigade? Liaison? Officer] and BTO [= Battalion?/Brigade? Transport? Officer])
District commander Civil Defence in Perthshire.
Colquhoun,
James Arthur
J.A. Colquhoun (Photo & other information courtesy of Mr A.G. 'Tony' Mann)
Son of ... [Thomas?] Colquhoun.
28.02.1916
-
05.01.1966
Hammersmith, Greater London, Middlesex
2nd Lt.
30.01.1936 [IA 624]
Lt.
30.04.1938
A/Capt.
15.03.1940-25.04.1940,
14.05.1940-02.10.1940
WS/Capt.
20.01.1941
Capt.
30.01.1944
A/Maj.
20.10.1940-19.01.1941
T/Maj.
20.01.1941-20.03.1941
WS/Maj.
? (retd 01.01.1949) (reverted to retd 29.08.1953)
Hon. Lt.Col.
29.08.1953
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 17.01.1946 Burma * [downgraded from OBE]
Indian General Service Medal 1936-1939 Ind GenSM - & clasp NW Frontier 1936-37
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
GenSM - & clasp SE Asia
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M 53 - -
Pakistan Independence Medal Pak IndM - -
* For conspicuously meritorious service. As Brigade Major, the ability and drive shown by Major Colquhoun throughout the period has been outstanding. Absolutely tireless he has proved himself cool and unruffled under the most trying circumstances. In the Myinmu bridgehead for instance he had practically no sleep for five days and nights. Even then despite lack of sleep and continual enemy shelling his staff work remained of the very highest order. The brigade has been in contact with the enemy since the 18th January. Amongst the major operations during this period in which the brigade took part on it's own were two outflanking movements in enemy occupied territory, one of 55 miles and the other of 85 miles, the establishing of the Myinmu bridgehead across the Irrawaddy and the 134 mile advance from Taungdwingyi to Wetppok. Throughout the varying circumstances of these operations Major Colquhoun's efficiency had been outstanding. Absolutely reliable and full of initiative and a large measure of the success of the brigade has been due to his untiring and inspiring work which has won the admiration of all ranks.
30.01.1936
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
18.03.1937


commissioned, Indian Army (17th Dogra Regiment)
01.1939
-
09.1940
Company Officer, 2nd Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment (Malaya)
10.1940
-
09.1942
Adjutant, 4th Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment (NW Frontier, from 11.1941 Waziristan)
10.1942
-
01.1943
Second-in-Command, 4th Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment (Waziristan)
02.1943
-
10.1943
Company Commander, 4th Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment (Waziristan)
11.1943
-
12.1943
attached HQ Waziristan District
01.1944
-
05.1944
Staff College Quetta
06.1944
-
10.1944
Second-in-Command, 4th Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment (Assam)
11.1944
-
12.1944
Second-in-Command, 17th/18th Dogra Regiment Training Unit (India)
01.1945
-
05.1945
Brigade Major, 100th Infantry Brigade (Burma)
10.1945
-
06.1946
Second-in-Command, 4th Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment (Indo China, from 02.1946 Celebes)
01.01.1949
-
29.08.1953
employed with Pakistan Armed Forces [Special List (ex-Indian Army)]
1955
 
 
served as Military Advisor in Aden after his appointment as Commanding Officer of the Close-Quarter Battle School, Quetta
Immigration Officer, Home Office (Chief Immigration Officer at London Airport prior to his death).
Comber,
Leonard Francis
"Leon"
L.F. Comber
Only child of Leonard Arthur Comber (1895-1958), master bookbinder and typesetter, and Elizabeth Jane Boyle.

20.09.1921
Southwark district, London
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1941 [EC 3336]
WS/Lt. 1942?, seniority 17.08.1941
19.04.1944, seniority 17.02.1942
WS/Capt. ?
T/Maj. ?
Capt. 01.01.1949 [407455]
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1949
Education: L.C.C. Elementary School, London: Singapore Chinese Mandarin School London & Hong Kong University. King's College, London (reading law). B.A. (Hons.) F.R.A.S.
17.02.1942     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served with 23 Indian Division in Assam and Burma
1945 - 1946 served in British Military Administration Malaya as G2 Major
1946?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
01.01.1949     commissioned, Intelligence Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Special Branch of Federation of Malaya Police.
Connell-McDowell,
Basil Edward Arnott
B.E.A. Connell-McDowell B.E.A. Connell-McDowell
B.E.A. Connell-McDowell
Son (with four sisters and four brothers) of Arnot Edward Joseph Connell-McDowell (1883-1944), and Mary Gabriel Finucane (1875-1963).
Married (1933) Ruth Gertrude Tilden (29.01.1907 - 22.07.1991), daughter (with two sisters) of Henry Burroughs Tilden (1876-1965), and Lydia Judd (1871-1956); five daughters, four sons.
23.07.1906
St Giles, London
-
07.05.2003
Auckland, New Zealand
2nd Lt. 30.09.1926 [IA 593]
Lt. 30.11.1928
Capt. 30.08.1935
A/Maj. 11.01.1941-10.04.1941
T/Maj. 11.04.1941-23.01.1943
Maj. 30.08.1943 (retd 14.10.1948)
T/Lt.Col. 19.08.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 14.10.1948
30.09.1926     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
05.11.1927     commissioned, Indian Army (served over the years in 2/7 Rajput Regiment, 1/7 & 2/7 Gurkha Regiments)
06.03.1935 - 31.03.1937 specially employed (local Maj.)
... - ... ...
Conner,
Terence Seymour
T.S. Conner T.S. Conner
T.S. Conner (Photo courtesy of Mr Shaun R.S. Conner) T.S. Conner (Photo courtesy of Mr Shaun R.S. Conner)
Married (1937) Josephine L. "Jo" Fulks, from Kansas, USA (05.05.1897-05.1951).
16.02.1895
-
1994
Nairobi, Kenya
2nd Lt.
29.06.1916 [AI 639]
Lt.
29.06.1917, seniority 10.04.1916
A/Capt.
16.05.1917-31.08.1917,
03.11.1917-25.05.1918
A/Maj.
26.05.1918-18.09.1918
Capt.
10.04.1919
Maj.
10.04.1933
A/Lt.Col.
27.06.1940-26.09.1940
T/Lt.Col.
27.09.1940-09.04.1941
Lt.Col.
10.04.1941 (retd 15.06.1948)
A/Col.
07.07.1943-(01.1946)
A/Brig.
07.07.1943-(01.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.05.1932
Burma rebellion 32
King's Police Medal KPM
1932
Burma rebellion 32 (on attachment to Burma Military Police)
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?

 
 
mobilized, Indian Army Reserve of Officers for 1 year, 79 days
29.06.1916


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
05.07.1916


commissioned, Indian Army (88th Carnatic Infantry)
16.05.1917
-
31.08.1917
Company Commander, 88th Carnatic Infantry
03.11.1917
-
25.05.1918
attached as Company Commander, 73rd Infantry
26.05.1918
-
18.09.1918
Second-in-Command of a Battalion, 156th Indian Infantry



2nd Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment
16.05.1939
-
?
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment
1941


formed and commanded 6th Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment
Took up farming in Tanganyika, 1948.
Connett,
Frank James
F.J. Connett (Photo courtesy of Mrs Annette Warner)
Married 1st (23.09.1918) Millicent Agnes Joyce (born 02.05.1897 Calcutta, India; died 17.05.1931 Guildford, Surrey, UK); four daughters, three sons.
Married 2nd (11.05.1935) Henrietta Ellenora Cornish (born 24.04.1912 Calcutta, India; died 17.01.1986 Sydney, NSW, Australia); one daughter, one son.
Lived in India (Calcutta, then Bombay), then Australia (Sydney).
13.03.1892
Honiton, Devon
-
02.08.1968
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Capt.
29.07.1927, seniority 13.12.1923
Maj.
08.08.1942



served World War I in Mesopotamia & Persia
(1918)


Lance Corporal, 1st/4th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment (Kirkee, India)
29.07.1927


commissioned, Indian Army Reserve of Officers



probably served as logistics officer in World War II
Connon,
Francis Gregory
F.G. Connon
Son of ... Connon, and ... Brunning.
Married ((06?).1940, Sutton Coldfield district, Warwickshire) Madeline L. Poynton; ... children (one son?).
08.07.1915
West Ham district, London
-
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 14.11.1943 [EC ....]
WS/Lt. 14.05.1944
WS/Lt. 01.10.1945, seniority 14.05.1944 [355927] (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
14.11.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
01.10.1945     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch)
Conolly,
John James Pollock
J.J.P. Conolly
Son of W.G. Conolly, MA, LLD, Grantstown House, Waterford, Ireland.
Married (1938) Rona Madge Watt, daughter of Rt Hon. W.A. Watt, PC; one daughter.
07.06.1896
-
07.12.1950
[Melbourne, Australia ?]
2nd Lt.
15.09.1915 [AI 311 & 378264]
Lt.
15.09.1916
A/Capt.
09.11.1917-02.12.1917
Capt.
15.09.1919
Maj.
15.09.1933
Lt.Col.
02.12.1940 (retd 16.01.1947; ill-health)
A/Col.
11.05.1942-10.11.1942
T/Col.
11.11.1942-(04.1946)
A/Brig.
11.05.1942-10.11.1942
T/Brig.
11.11.1942-(04.1946)
Hon. Brig.
16.01.1947
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Education: Foyle College, Londonderry; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
15.09.1915


commissioned, Unattached List
28.10.1915


commissioned, Indian Army (35th Sikh Regiment)
1915
-
1918
served European War (wounded; despatches twice)
1930
 
 
served NW Frontier, India
1936
-
1939
served NW Frontier, India
(1940?)


11th Sikh Regiment
(1946?)


Commander, 109 Bangalore Area
Cook,
Douglas Oswald
D.O. Cook
26.11.1899
-
13.10.1973
Cross-in-Hand, Heathfieid, Sussex
2nd Lt.
21.08.1918 [IA 751]
Lt.
21.08.1919
Capt.
21.08.1923
Maj.
21.08.1936
A/Lt.Col.
18.06.1941-17.09.1941
T/Lt.Col.
18.09.1941-01.07.1944
Lt.Col.
02.07.1944 (retd 18.05.1948)
21.08.1918


commissioned, Unattached List
13.01.1919


commissioned, Indian Army
?
-
?
served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Cook,
Ian Hamilton
I.H. Cook (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)

Son of ... Cook, and ... Hamilton.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
02.1923
Tynemouth district, Cumberland
-
09.04.1978

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld > 12.1947)
A/Capt. 09.01.1944-...
      previous service for increment of pay 176 days
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      11th Sikh Regiment
04.07.1945 - (10.1945) Movement Control Officer (Lieutenant), No. 4 (West Bengal) Movement Control Group
Coombes,
Llewellyn
L. Coombes
Son of William Henry and Ellen Coombes.
1900
Camborne, Cornwall
-
31.01.1957
RSM
?
Lt. QM
20.09.1940
WS/Capt. QM
20.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
14.01.1943
Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran)
WW I


served in the ranks, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry



served in the ranks, Corps of Royal Signals
20.09.1940
 
 
commissioned on the "Special List" of Quarter-Masters of the Royal Corps of Signals (Indian Army) [emergency commission]
(1942)


8th Indian Divisional Signals
Cooper,
Alan William
A.W. Cooper (Photo courtesy of H. Cooper)
Married 1st (1946, Hyderabad) Joan Cameron Trimulgherry; ... children (one daughter?).
Married 2nd (1968, Mexico) Eveline Kleiser.
07.07.1916
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
10.11.2009
Denia, Spain
CSM ?
2nd Lt. 26.11.1942 [EC 6210]
WS/Lt. 26.11.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
A?/Capt. ?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 19.06.1953 Korea [recommendation available upon request]
22.05.1933     enlisted at Winchester (possibly Devonshire or Dorsetshire Regiment)
26.11.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission] (seconded Scinde Horse)
      HQ 1st Indian Armoured Division (Secunderabad)
Moved to New Zealand in 1948 Joined RNZASC Captain 202561 Also served in Naples and Jerusalem Joined UN in 1959 UNEF Gaza ONUC Congo UN Force Cyprus, Bangladesh UN Supply Depot Pisa UNEF Cairo UN Geneva Chief Procurement Officer UN New York Retired 1976.
Cooper,
Charles Henry
C.H. Cooper
Son of Patrick William Cooper (1870-1951), veterinary surgeon (MRCVS London), and Margaret Josephine Cherry (1876?-1908).
Married (08.12.1925, Rawalpindi) Blanche Lindesay "Kay" Harrison (11.06.1896 - 30.11.1980), younger daughter of Robert Francis Harrison, KC, and Agnes Blanche Bagwell, of Dublin; no children.
07.07.1899
Inver Lodge, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
-
01.12.1973
Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
2nd Lt. 16.10.1918 [IA 738 & 380609]
Lt. 24.04.1919
A/Capt. 22.05.1919-23.04.1923
Capt. 24.04.1923
Maj. 24.04.1936
A/Lt.Col. 24.05.1941-23.08.1941
T/Lt.Col. 24.08.1941-23.04.1944
Lt.Col. 24.04.1944
A/Col. 06.09.1944-(01.1946)
T/Col. ?
Col. 26.03.1947 (retd 14.12.1948)
T/Brig. 1946/47?
Hon. Brig. 14.12.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 08.02.1945 Burma
24.04.1918     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
16.10.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
22.10.1919 - 31.08.1921 Camp Commandant, Waziristan Force
06.04.1932 - 28.03.1934 Deputy Assistant Director of Transport, India
15.02.1941 - 31.03.1941 Staff Captain, ... (India)
01.04.1941 - 02.04.1942 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, ... (India)
03.04.1942 - 31.08.1944 Commander Royal Indian Army Service Corps, 20th Indian Infantry Division
 
Cooper,
Douglas James Alan
D.J.A. Cooper
Son of Alan B. Cooper, and Mary E. Feather.
(06?).1926
Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
05.1998
Bangladesh
Pte. ? [6101241]
2nd Lt. 20.05.1945 [EC 16014] (reld > 04.1947)
Civil engineer.
      served in the ranks, The Queen's Royal Regiment
20.05.1945     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Gurkha Rifles
Cooper,
Frederick James
F.J. Cooper
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
02.11.1924
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 02.07.1944 [EC 14801]
WS/Lt. 02.01.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
      served in the ranks, The Queen's Royal Regiment
02.07.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
His son writes: "Officer Cadets Dundee University 1943. Queen's Own Highlanders (we think) around June / July'43. Left UK for India end of August / early September '43. 2nd Punjabi 1944-47 Passed-out as 2nd Lieutenant in Bangalore. Field promotion to Captain. We know he fought at Chindwara and was at the relief of Singapore and he fought with the Gurkhas and at some point we think he was with the Chindits. He got back home April '47."
Coppen,
George Charles
G.C. Coppen
03.03.1917 ?
Romford district, Essex ?
-
2nd Lt.
01.11.1941 [EC 4584]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
20.03.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
?
T/Maj.
?
Lt. TA
16.12.1947, seniority 01.10.1942 [388634]
Capt. TA
01.09.1951
Maj. TA
08.04.1953 (retd 23.02.1960)
Military Cross MC
21.06.1945
Burma
Territorial Decoration TD
17.05.1960
?
01.11.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



13th Frontier Force Rifles
16.12.1947
-
23.02.1960
commissioned, Royal Ulster Rifles - Territorial Army
23.02.1960
-
03.03.1967
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Corder *,
Solomon
S. Corder
* changed last name from Coderofsky to Corder by deed poll of 02.10.1920
01.05.1900
-
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.)
27.12.1941 (reld 1948)
T/Capt.
15.04.1943-(04.1947)
A/Maj. ?
?
(1920)
 
 
Sergeant-Instructor, 2nd Depôt Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Shornecliffe Camp, nr Folkestone)
27.12.1941


commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Emigrated to Rhodesia, 1948.
Corridon,
Edgar Maxwell Alfred
E.M.A. Corridon (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
First cousin of Maj. R.B. Corridon, Intelligence Corps.
1902 ?
-
(12?).1961
Eton district, Buckinghamshire
2nd Lt. 16.10.1940
WS/Capt. 08.01.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Maj. 08.01.1942-(04.194t)
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
Cory,
Frederick George
F.G. Cory
Son of Albert Frederick and Evelyn Cecilia Cory.
27.02.1911
Fulham district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
26.03.1944
[age 33]
[Imphal War Cemetery, joint grave 7.D.23]
2nd Lt.
19.07.1941 [EC 3200]
WS/Lt.
19.07.1941
19.07.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



13th Frontier Force Rifles
?
-
26.03.1944
attached, 152nd Battalion Indian Parachute Regiment
Cosens,
Francis Roy Seppings
F.R.S. Cosens
Son of Francis Robert L. Cosens, and Ettie Cosens (née Howat).
27.05.1900
Oakham district, Rutland
-
2nd Lt.
15.04.1919 [IA 147]
Lt.
15.04.1920
Capt.
15.04.1925
Maj.
15.04.1937
A/Lt.Col.
01.05.1943-31.07.1943
T/Lt.Col.
01.08.1943-14.04.1945
Lt.Col.
15.04.1945
Lt.Col. RARO
01.01.1949  [401794]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.11.1944
Burma
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.02.1945
Burma
Education: Oakham School (1910-1918; Rugby colour)
15.04.1919
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
16.04.1919


commissioned, Indian Army
1943?
-
1944?
Commanding Officer, 4th Gurkha Rifles (Burma and Waziristan)
1944?


Commanding Officer, 3/10th Gurkhas
01.01.1949


transferred, The Devonshire Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
22.02.1952
-
31.07.1955
2nd Lt., Lt. & Capt., General List - Territorial Army
Cowan,
David Tennant
D.T. Cowan D.T. Cowan
D.T. Cowan D.T. Cowan
D.T. Cowan D.T. Cowan
Son of Charles Thomas and Kate Cowan.
Married 1st (1920) Anne Elliot "Poppy" Dunlop (04.09.1897 - 04.08.1973); one daughter, one son killed in action.
Married 2nd (20.11.1973) Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Newall Watson (23.09.1909 - 07.1993), widow of Lt.Col. Francis Hugh Anthony Stables, Indian Army.
09.10.1896
-
15.04.1983
Andover, Hampshire
2nd Lt. (prob)
14.08.1915 [13209]
Lt.
14.05.1917 [IA 202]
A/Capt.
06.05.1919-12.04.1920
Capt.
03.05.1920
local Maj.
16.11.1932-01.11.1934
Bt. Maj.
01.07.1933
Maj.
03.05.1934
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1938
A/Lt.Col.
21.12.1939-20.03.1940
T/Lt.Col.
21.03.1940-02.05.1942
Lt.Col.
03.05.1942
A/Col.
01.10.1941-01.03.1943
WS/Col.
02.03.1943
Col.
17.04.1943, seniority 01.01.1941
A/Brig.
01.10.1941-01.03.1943
A/Maj.Gen.
02.03.1943-01.03.1943
T/Maj.Gen.
02.03.1943-11.02.1945
Maj.Gen.
12.02.1945 (retd 09.01.1948)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
05.07.1945
Burma
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
28.06.1945
Burma
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.10.1942
Burma
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.06.1944
Burma
Military Cross MC
25.08.1916
*
* For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his platoon with great dash against the enemy's trenches, and, when fired on by about five machine-guns, withdrew a short distance and dug himself in. He then returned, reported to his C.O., and led up another platoon to reinforce his own.
Education: Reading; Glasgow University; Staff College (psc)
14.08.1915


commissioned, 3rd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
1915
-
1917
2 Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (despatches, MC) [moblized Special Reserve to 26.07.1917 for 1 year, 347 days]
27.07.1917


transferred, 6th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army
27.09.1919
-
?
Staff Captain, India
1919
-
1920
Third Afghan War, Waziristan (despatches)
16.09.1921
-
29.11.1922
Deputy Assistant Military Secretary, India
1927
-
1928
Staff College, Quetta, India
03.04.1930
-
31.05.1932
Assistant Military Secretary, India
01.06.1932
-
01.11.1934
Chief Instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Indian Military Academy
21.12.1936
-
16.10.1938
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), India (Waziristan 1937; despatches)
1939
-
1940
Commanding Officer, 1/6 Gurkha Rifles
18.09.1940
-
17.02.1941
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), India
18.02.1941
-
30.09.1941
Deputy Director of Military Training, General Headquarters India
01.10.1941
-
14.12.1941
Officiating Director of Military Training, General Headquarters India
15.12.1941
-
01.03.1942
Deputy Director of Military Training, General Headquarters India
1942
-
1945
General Officer Commanding, 17th Indian Infantry Division ("Black Cats") (Burma)
1945
-
1946
General Officer Commanding, British Commonwealth Occupation Force, Japan
1948


Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Commandant (Lieutenant, seniority 30.03.1948), Devon Army Cadet Force, 01.04.1950-16.10.1957. Chm. Approved Sch., Devon, 1951-60; Sec. (part­time) Assoc. of Managers of Approved Schs, 1963-73. DL Devon, 18.02.1954-07.12.1960. Captain and Manager, Indian Army Hockey Team, NZ and Australia Tour, 1926; Hon. Commandant Empire Village, VIth British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Wales, 1958.
Coward,
John Kenneth
J.K. Coward (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
28.07.1944
[age 23]
[Karachi War Cemetery, 9.D.4]
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [EC 11815]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
A?/Capt. ?
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Cowden,
Thomas [Henry]
T. Crowden (Photo courtesy of Mr David Mcmeekin)
13.02.1900
India
-
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 27.12.1941 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
(A?)/Capt. ?
27.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served with Indian Army Ordnance Corps in East Africa & India (Poona, Kirklees)
Cox,
Douglas Harry
D.H. Cox (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L/Bdr. ?
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]
Cox,
Henry Edward
H.E. Cox (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
A/CSM ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 28.11.1943
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Coy,
Francis Caleb
"Frank"
F.C. Coy
10.04.1889
St George Hanover Square, London, Surrey
-
T/2nd Lt.
11.02.1917-02.12.1917
2nd Lt.
11.11.1917
Lt.
11.11.1918
Capt. (prov.)
10.11.1922
Capt.
09.01.1925, seniority 10.11.1922
Maj.
10.11.1935 (retd 10.04.1941)
Hon. Lt.Col.
21.12.1943 (reverted to retd)
?
-
10.02.1917
served in the ranks, mobilized Territorial Force (2 years, 190 days)
11.11.1917


commissioned, British Army
03.12.1917


transferred, Indian Army
(1940)


serving in the Punjab, India
Cozens,
Ian George
I.G. Cozens (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sylvia Cozens)
Son of George Brown Cozens, and Elvy Nina Mignon Cozens (née Peterson).
30.08.1920
Calcutta, India
-
1976
Durban, South Africa
2nd Lt.
22.12.1940 [EC 13269]
WS/Lt.
23.06.1943 (reld 15.11.1946)
T/Capt.
23.06.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
15.11.1946
Education: Daniel Stewart College, Scotland
22.12.1940
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served 8th Punjabi Regiment, then as Army Officer instructor at Dehra Dun, then worked in transport division in charge of logistics, 
went back into battle around 1944/45
Emigrated post-war to Kenya and then South Africa.
Crawford,
James Dirom
J.D. Crawford
Son of James Muir Crawford, and Winifred Edith Wernicke.
Married (08.02.1938, Lahore) Anne Elizabeth Coldstream; ... children.
29.06.1911
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
-
17.07.1991
Bath, Somerset
2nd Lt.
27.08.1931
...
...
Lt.Col.
24.07.1953 (supernumerary 24.07.1956) (retd 07.02.1958)
27.08.1931


commissioned, Unattached List (for the Indian Army)
23.01.1932


commissioned, Indian Army
20.03.1943
-
15.04.1944
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
19.11.1947


transferred, 3rd Dragoon Guards
Creagan,
Richard William
R.W. Creagan (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)

Son of Leonard Creagan, and Margaret Mitchell.
Married (1953, Toronto, Ontario) Yvonne Mary Hosking; three sons.
30.08.1922
near Rangoon, Burma
-
02.01.1993
Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. 24.06.1943-27.01.1944
T/Capt. 28.01.1944-(10.1945)
Education: went to school in the UK.
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army (4th Bombay Grenadiers) [emergency commission]
Emigrated c. 1950 to Canada. Director, Engineering.
Creech,
William Carleton Langton
"Bill"
W.C.L. Creech (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Aitkens).
Married ((09?).1945, Watford district, Hertfordshire) Patricia E. Gregory; two sons.
29.12.1907
Blandford district, Dorset
-
2nd Lt. 20.06.1942 [EC 7864]
A/Maj. ?
WS/Maj. 21.12.1944
A/Lt.Col. ?
T/Lt.Col. 21.12.1944-(04.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 Burma
20.06.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      At the beginning of the war he was a member of the Assam Valley Light Horse but became engaged in V-Force and was involved in the first of their missions on the Kolodyne River in Burma. In his notes he refers to being in the Kolodyne for about eighteen months to two years. Subsequently he was posted to the 1st Tripura Rifles (404 Area Command Headquarters) with the rank of Major. He diarised “when I joined the Trips I spent about three months as a Company Commander and then was promoted to take command of the Battalion”.
Emigrated to Australia where he enlisted as a Captain in the Regular Army Special Reserve, Royal Australian Engineers, being involved in intelligence operations, 24.10.1952-11.09.1956. See service record.
Creffield,
George
G. Creffield
22.09.1897
-
(09?).1976
Lt. 27.12.1916
... ...
T/Brig. 01.04.1944-(01.1946)
A/Maj.Gen. 1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 1943 ?
27.07.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
23.07.1941 - 30.09.1943 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, India
Crosby,
Robert
R. Crosby.
Son of Henry Crosby, and Lilian Hitchin.
10.04.1913
Hulme, Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
(06?).1983
Derby district, Derbyshire
2nd Lt. 02.08.1941 [EC 4400]
WS/Lt. 02.08.1941 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 16.01.1943-(12.1946)
      served in the ranks, East Lancashire Regiment
02.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Dogra Regiment
Crosby,
Thomas Brian
T.B. Crosby (Photo courtesy of Mr Julian Crosby).
Son of Cyril Thomas Crosby (1893-1972), and Phyllis Violet Minett (1894-1974).
Married ((12?).1950, Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire) Elaine Sandford (24.11.1923 - 02.2006); one son.
21.08.1924
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
30.12.1995
Vale Royal district, Cheshire
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.10.1944 [EC 15220]
WS/Lt. 22.04.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Capt. 1946?
      served in the ranks, Royal Armoured Corps
22.10.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
 1946     4th Battalion Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles
01.1947     2nd Battalion Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles
Cross,
James Charles
J.C. Cross
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1941 [375383]
WS/Capt. ? (reld 01.03.1952)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 01.03.1952
17.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
18.11.1946     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
Crowhurst,
Charles Herbert
C.H. Crowhurst (Photo courtesy of Mr Lionel V. Kerry)
?
-
Wt.Offr. class I (Sub-Conductor) ?
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 01.07.1941 (reld 05.12.1943; ill-health)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 05.12.1943
01.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Crowl,
Theodore
T. Crowl
(12?).1906
Barnstaple district, Devon
-
(06?).1962
Plymouth district, Devonshire
Wt.Offr. class I (Sub-Conductor (T/Cond.)) ?
Asisstant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 24.12.1941
WS/Capt. 01.11.1942
T/Maj. 01.11.1942-(04.1947)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. ?
Maj. (OEO) 09.12.1950 [414051]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
24.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
21.05.1944 - (04.1946) an Assistant Adjutant-General, Directorate of Organization, Adjutant-General's Branch, India HQ Staff
09.12.1950 - 1962 Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Cruickshank,
Gordon James
G.J. Cruickshank (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Cruickshank)
Son of James Cruickshank, MBE, civil servant, and Alice Jane Golds, of Banstead.
Married 1st ((09?).1957, Honiton district, Devon; divorced 1965) Sarah J. "Sally" Capper; one son.
Married 2nd (1975/76?, Hong Kong) Kay ...
07.01.1921
Croydon district, London
-
04.12.1980
Saltash, Cornwall
2nd Lt. 29.11.1941 [EC 11034]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 1946?
T/Maj. 1946?
Mention in Despatches MID 10.01.1946 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
Education: Epsom College (1934-1938).
29.11.1941     commissioned, Bihar Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Colonial administrative service. He worked in the colonial administration of Colony and then Government of Singapore until he had a row with Lee Kuan Yew and was declared persona non grata. He then worked for the Malaysian Rubber Federation and finally in the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong government.
Cruickshank,
Malcolm Lindsay
M.L. Cruickshank (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) M.L. Cruickshank (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
M.L. Cruickshank (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of Lieutenant J.E. Cruickshank.
Married (15.03.1947, Newbury, Berkshire) Cynthia Henstock.
20.12.1920
-
2nd Lt. 22.10.1939 [IA 1215]
WS/Lt. 07.02.1941
Lt. 22.04.1941
A/Capt. 07.11.1940-06.02.1941
T/Capt. 07.02.1941-28.01.1944
WS/Capt. 29.01.1944
Capt. 01.07.1946
07.03.1948, seniority 01.07.1946 [378024]
A/Maj. 29.10.1943-28.01.1944
T/Maj. 29.01.1944-(01.1946),
13.06.1948-16.03.1949,
30.05.1949-21.10.1952
Maj. 22.10.1952 (retd 17.01.1958)
Military Cross MC 18.03.1943 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Military Cross MC 03.08.1944 Italy
Education: Imperial Service College (1934.2-1938.3); Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc); Military College of Science.
22.10.1939     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
30.03.1940     commissioned, Indian Army
(1943)- - (1944) 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
(1944)     7th Indian Infantry Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron
07.03.1948     commissioned, 2nd Gurkha Rifles - Gurkha Regiment
Cryer,
Edward Reginald James
E.R.J. Cryer

23.07.1905
Devizes, Wiltshire
-
09.1987
Surrey South-Eastern
Sub-Conductor
?
T/Conductor
?
Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (T/Lt.)
15.09.1941
T/Capt.
01.04.1942-(04.1946)
15.09.1941


commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Cullen,
Charles Staples
C.S. Cullen
Son of Alfred John Cullen, and Letitia Bess K. Staples (1883?-1916), of Greenwood Avenue, Mitcham.
Married (07.10.1944, St Martin's Church, Delhi, India) Sister Charlotte Joan Elizabeth Francis, QAIMNS (1908-1992); ... children (one son?).
22.03.1916
Paddington district, London / Middlesex
-
03.1990
Winchester district, Hampshire
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 15.11.1942
WS/Lt. 15.05.1943
WS/Capt. 1946? (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Capt. 09.04.1947, seniority 29.11.1945 [380650] (reld 30.10.1950)
RAF:  
F/O 30.10.1950, seniority 15.04.1949 [501535]
F/Lt. 26.05.1955 (retd 03.05.1971)
15.11.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served with 6th Rajputana Rifles
09.04.1947     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
30.10.1950     commissioned, RAF (Equipment Branch) [short service commission]
04.04.1952 - 03.05.1971 permanent commission, RAF
Cullen,
Donald Herbert
D.H. Cullen
Son of Arthur Frederick Cullen, and Alice Cullen (née Redgate).
22.09.1918
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
2nd Lt.
11.10.1942 [EC 8277]
WS/Lt.
11.04.1943
WS/Lt.
01.09.1945, seniority 11.04.1943 [353836]
Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1946
Burma
Education: Oakham School (1933-1936)
11.10.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served Royal Indian Army Service Corps



General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Intelligence), 19th Indian Division
01.09.1945


transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
Cusdin,
Geoffrey Harold
G.H. Cusdin (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson) G.H. Cusdin
Son (with two brothers) of Harold Richard Cusdin (1893-1978), and Gladys Smith (1895-1987).
Married ((06?).1942, Wrexham district, Denbighshire) Muriel Mary I. Poulsom (17.04.1920 - 03.2001), daughter of Harold Llewellyn Poulsom (1894-1983), and Marjorie May Watkins (1898-1994); two sons, two daughters.
15.12.1919
Brentford district, Oxfordshire
-
(09?).1978
Birkenhead district, Merseyside
L/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 15.03.1944-(12.1946)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
       

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