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1939-1945

 

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Farquharson,
Charles Duncan Frederick Acton

C.D.F.A. Farquharson
Only son of David A. Farquharson, MB, CM, FRCP, FRCS, DPH, and Mrs Farquharson, of Darjeeling, India.
Married (17.12.1932, St Patrick's Church, Fort William, Calcutta) Margaret "Peggy" Limpenny, elder daughter of Eng.Capt. C.J. Limpenny, DSO, RN, and Mrs Limpenny, of 65, Warwick Road, London, SW5; one daughter.
18.01.1904
Morningside district, Edinburgh, Scotland
-
12.01.1967
Farnham, Surrey South Western district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 27.08.1924 [31493]
Lt. 27.08.1926
Lt. 10.02.1929, seniority 27.11.1926 [AI 869]
Capt. 27.08.1933
A/Maj. 03.08.1940-02.11.1940
T/Maj. 03.11.1940-30.06.1941
Maj. 27.08.1941 (retd 23.03.1948)
Hon. Lt.Col. 23.03.1948
27.08.1924     commissioned, York and Lancaster Regiment
10.02.1929     commissioned, Indian Army
(1932)     2nd Royal Garhwal Rifles
? - ? ?
? - 18.01.1954 King's Royal Rifle Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Faulder,
George Bertram

G.B. Faulder (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lamb) G.B. Faulder (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lamb)
G.B. Faulder (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lamb) G.B. Faulder (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lamb)
G.B. Faulder (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lamb) G.B. Faulder (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lamb)
G.B. Faulder (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Lamb)
Son of Joseph Sewell & Emily Faulder.
Married ((09?).1925, Hampstead district, Middlesex) Frances Leila Ferens (21.04.1895 - 24.12.1986); two daughters.
26.12.1893
Huddersfield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
20.01.1973
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 11.12.1914 [361866]
Lt. 29.06.1917, seniority 01.06.1916
A/Capt. 28.06.1918-...
T/Capt. 01.07.1915-...
Capt. 22.07.1917
30.06.1918, seniority 11.09.1916 [AI 882]
17.02.1920, seniority 11.09.1919
07.12.1923, seniority 30.08.1919
T/Maj. 01.12.1916-28.06.1917
A/Maj. 29.06.1917-28.07.1917
Maj. 30.08.1933
A/Lt.Col. 12.10.1927-27.11.1940,
...-07.11.1941
T/Lt.Col. 08.11.1941
Lt.Col. 24.08.1945 (retd 08.07.1946)
A/Col. ...-11.03.1944
T/Col. 12.03.1944-(10.1945)
Col. (retd) 08.07.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO 17.12.1942 Waziristan
05.08.1914 - 10.12.1914 served in the ranks
11.12.1914     commissioned, 5th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's (West
Riding Regiment) - Territorial Force
13.04.1915 - 22.03.1916 Staff Captain, ...
29.06.1917 - 28.07.1917 Major on Headquarters
27.05.1918     seconded for service with Indian Army (on probation)
30.06.1918     commissioned, Indian Army (on probation; confirmed 30.06.1919)
28.11.1918 - ? Adjutant, 94th Russell's Infantry
09.09.1935     3rd Madras Regiment - Special Unemployed List
24.08.1937     Training Battalion, 19th Hyderabad Regiment
24.09.1941 - (04.1943) 13th Malabar Battalion
Fawcett,
William Henry Martin

W.H.M. Fawcett (Photo courtesy of Cathy Fawcett)
Son (with three sisters and one brother) of Edward Pinder Fawcett (1874-1954), CBE, Indian Civil Service, and May Elizabeth Clifford.
Cousin of Lt.Col. J.W.R.D. Ashdown, Indian Army.
Married (11.11.1939) Dorothy Ethel Joan (née ...) (born 19.10.1917), of Avondale, Southern Rhodesia; two sons.
25.10.1909
-
11.10.1947
Multan
[Karachi War Cemetery, India, 2.A.12]
2nd Lt. 29.08.1929 [AI 744]
Lt. 29.11.1931
Capt. 29.08.1938
10.03.1939, seniority 01.08.1938
A/Maj. 01.10.1941-31.12.1941
T/Maj. 01.01.1942-13.03.1944
Maj. 29.08.1946
T/Lt.Col. ?
Education: Ampleforth College.
29.08.1929     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
18.10.1930     commissioned, Indian Army (3rd Battalion, 16th Punjab Regiment)
? - 08.1933 Special Instructors' certificate, Army Signal School, Poona
(1937)     16th Punjab Regiment
? - 11.10.1947 Commanding Officer, 3rd Mahratta Light Infantry
Obituary from The Ampleforth Journal: "LIEUTENANT-COLONEL W.H. FAWCETT 3-16 PUNJABI REGIMENT. We ask the prayers of all Amplefordians for the repose of the soul of William Fawcett. He left Ampleforth for Sandhurst in 1927, and so was one of those who spent his school days in the memorable period of transition to the House system. He was one of the foundation members of St Oswald's, and he will be remembered by his contemporaries as a quietly capable boy with a mind of his own, playing his full parting everything. His death is all the more tragic as he had survived the war and met his end in a brave attempt to deal with a dangerous situation. He was killed on the 11th October of this year, and his father gives the following account of what happened. "A lot of officers (all, I fancy, Indians except for Bill) were sitting at Mess when a havildar (sergeant), who was in a state of amok, came in, armed with a revolver which he fired at one of the officers against whom he had a grudge, wounding him. Bill went up to him and tried to reason with him. Then the man said : Sahib, if you come nearer, I shoot you.' None the less Bill went nearer. The man fired again, and then turned the revolver on himself. Bill has been recommended for a posthumous George Cross for an act of great gallantry and supreme self-devotion to duty.' The Colonel who wrote the news added : 'There are too few Bill Fawcetts in the world.' " We express our deepest sympathy with his parents and with his wife and two small sons, on their great lost God grant him eternal rest."
Fazal-ud-Din,
Munshi *

M. Fazal-ud-Din
* also found with first name Mahomed, or even without specific first name
05.07.1888
-
T/Lt.
13.07.1917-16.03.1919
Lt.
17.03.1919
T/Capt.
17.03.1919-12.07.1920
Maj.
13.01.1929 (reld > 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
03.06.1927
Waziristan
Education: MB
17.03.1919


commissioned, Indian Medical Service
(1927)


Agency Surgeon at Jandola, South Waziristan
?
-
?
?
Feiling,
Geoffrey Severin Anthony
G.S.A. Feiling
Only son of Dr. Anthony Feiling, MD, FRCP (1885-1975), neurologist, and Helga Isabel Hope Hawkins (1895-1979), of London W1, later of Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey.
Engaged (1943) Antonina Szmidt, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Carl Szmidt, late of Bialystok, Poland.
Married ((06?).1951, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Mrs Eva Veronika Stewart (née Varga), only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Viktor Varga, of London NW2, formerly of Budapest.
06.10.1920
Paddington district, London
-
19.07.2005
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2nd Lt.
09.10.1941
T/Capt.
? (cashiered by sentence of a General Court Marital 16.05.1944)
Education: Westminster College; London University.



served in India & Persia
09.10.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1943)


4th Bombay Grenadiers
Called to the bar, Lincoln's Inn, 1953. Emigrated to Argentina, 1954. Director of the high school department of Belgrano Day School & Vice-rector of Colegio San Pedro, 1954-1960. Director, Colegio Inglés de Rosario (Rosario English School), Buenos Aires, 1960-1967.
Felce,
Arthur
A. Felce (Photo courtesy of Mr Sunil Menon)
?
-
RSM
?
Lt. (QM)
11.07.1942
WS/Capt. (QM)
(1947?)
Capt. TA
28.08.1952, seniority 07.07.1949 [425858] (reld 01.06.1954)
11.07.1942


commissioned, Special List of Quarter-Masters - Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
2nd Punjab Regiment
1947/48?
 
 
Special List (ex-Indian Army)
28.08.1952
-
01.06.1954
commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
Fell,
William Matthew
W.M. Fell (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
T/Capt. 29.03.1944-(04.1946)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Felthouse,
Herbert Thomas

H.T. Felthouse (Photo courtesy of Christine Felthouse)
Son (with three sisters) of S/Sgt. Herbert Silas Felthouse (1884-1917), 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters, attached Indian Ordnance Dept., and Mary Johnson (1887-1948).
Married (18.01.1949) Kathleen Maud Jenkins (1913? - ); one son, one daughter. Kathleen Felthouse remarried (1969).
22.11.1913
Fort St George, Madras, India
-
21.08.1967
Worthing
Boy 24.11.1928 [4342175]
Assistant Commissary (Lt.) 11.01.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
Education: Lawrence School, Lovedale.
11.01.1944     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
His daughter writes: "He enlisted at Bangalore into the General Service Corps regular army as a boy 24.11.1928. Posted to England to Beachley, Chepstow to the Army Technical School 1928-1931. Relegated to the non-tradesman class and transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment, and returned to India. Promoted Lance Corporal 1.11.1937, Corporal 26.2.1938, and Lance Sergeant 28.7.1939. Transferred to the IAOC 13.3.1940 and posted to the 1st Battalion. Promoted Station Commander (Warrant Officer 1) 1.7.1941 where he saw service in Persia, Iraq and Syria. Discharged 10.1.1944 for the purpose of being appointed to an emergency commission in the Indian Army as Lieutenant followed by Captain. IAOC 206 Indian Ordnance depot where I believe he was based in Kirkee and Avadi and in 1945 226 Army Ordnance Dept ALFSEA. He was released from active military duty 14.10.1946 and came to live in England to join his mother and his younger sister, Dorothy in Brighton. Here he joined the Civil Service and was a much respected member of staff. He remained here until his death, having spent 32 years of his early life in India."
Fidler,
Norman Edward Louis
"Tony"

N.E.L. Fidler
Married ((06?).1948, Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire) Jean Bradley.
27.12.1922
Halifax, Yorkshire
-
07.2002
North Yorkshire
Tpr. ? [14743350]
2nd Lt. 26.08.1945 [EC 16255]
T/Capt. 20.05.1946-(04.1947)
      served in the rank, Royal Armoured Corps
26.08.1945     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Field,
Cyril Leonard
C.L. Field (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
T/Conductor
?
Assistant Commissary (Lt.)
26.03.1942
Capt.
(1947)
26.03.1942


commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
21.01.1946
-
(04.1947)
Staff Officer, 3rd grade (SO3), Adjutant-General's and Quartermaster-General's Staff, Southern Army, India
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Firbank,
Leslie Telford
L.T. Firbank (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly Lindsay)
Married (07.03.1932, Delhi, Bengal, India; divorced 1935) Mary Cynthia Prince.
05.06.1901
-
2nd Lt. 13.07.1921 [14999]
Lt. 13.07.1923
Lt. 02.03.1929, seniority 13.10.1923 [IA 219]
Capt. 13.07.1929
Maj. 01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col. 30.09.1944-(01.1946)
Lt.Col. 14.07.1947
Hon. Col. 03.01.1950
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 20.06.1941 Waziristan 1940
Mentioned in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma
13.07.1921     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
02.03.1929     commissioned, Indian Army
(1932)     Sam Browne's Cavalry (12th Frontier Force)
23.01.1937 - 31.01.1940 specially employed as Adjutant & Quartermaster, ... - Indian Army
      8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry
Fish,
Arthur

F.M. Fisk
Son of ... Fish, and Eckersley.
Married (Bombay, India) Margaret Frances Clarkson.
28.01.1912
Bolton district, Lancashire
-
09.1985
Lancaster district, Lancashire
2nd Lt. 08.01.1942
WS/Lt. ? (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946))
A/Capt. ?
08.01.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
His grandson writes: "My grandad was in the Western District my father believes. He apparently served in North Africa, Italy Monte Cassino, and south to Germany.  He returned to England then back to India at the end of the war."
Fisher,
John Birrell
J.B. Fisher (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
Son of James Wotherspoon Fisher, and Janet Patterson Fisher.
Married; two sons.
25.08.1919
Greenock, Scotland
-
01.08.1993
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
T/Capt. 11.071944-(04.1947)
WS/Lt. 01.03.1946, seniority 22.02.1944 [363305]
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.03.1946     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Fisk,
Frank Morton

F.M. Fisk
?
-
2nd Lt. 05.08.1942 [EC 5850]
WS/Lt. 05.02.1943 (reld 11.08.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 11.08.1946
05.08.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Fitch,
Keith Simpson

K.S. Fitch
Son of Wilmshurst Fitch.
Married 1st (1922, London) Agnes Faulkiner Stuart.
Married 2nd (06.04.1949, Ootacomund) Lilian Rosalie Margaret Inglis; one son.
28.08.1899
Waverley, NSW, Australia
-
19.03.1955
Wellington, New Zealand
2nd Lt.
31.01.1918
Lt.
31.01.1919
Capt.
31.01.1923 (retd 26.05.1923; receiving a gratuity)
Capt.
06.08.1929, seniority 13.04.1927 [MZ/8227]
Maj.
13.10.1935, seniority 13.10.1933
Lt.Col.
13.10.1943 (retd 16.05.1949)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
01.01.1945
for famine relief in Bengal
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Indian General Service Medal IndGSM
-
& clasp Afghanistan NWF 1919
& clasp Waziristan 1919-1920
& clasp North West Frontier 1930-31
39|45 St
-
-
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Jubilee Medal 1935 Jub M
-
-
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M
-
-
Education: MRCS, FRCS
31.01.1918
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
07.02.1918
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army (54th Sikhs)

Became a Doctor of Medicine, studied at Guy’s Hospital and became MRCS and LRCS in 1929.

06.08.1929


commissioned, Indian Medical Service
1929


Indian Military Hospital, Dehra Dun
1932
 
 
Indian Military Hospital, Drosh
1933


leave ex India to 8 December
1934


Indian Military Hospital, Sialkot
1935


Civil Surgeon at Midnapur, Bengal
01.09.1935


Medical Officer, Presidency General Hospital Calcutta
14.04.1936


Civil Surgeon, Hooghly, Calcutta
01.11.1937
 
 
leave ex India
17.05.1939


Civil Surgeon, Darjeeling, Assam
15.05.1941


Honorary Surgeon to Governor of Bengal
1943
-
1944
Director of Air Raid Precautions Casualty Services, Bengal



Deputy Surgeon General for Famine Relief, Bengal



Acting Civil Surgeon, Chittagong
08.01.1945
 
 
Deputy Director for Resettlement, Indian Medical Service
16.05.1949
 
 
Royal Army Medical Corps, Regular Army Reserve of Officers [personal number 406934]
Practiced medicine privately in India. After leaving India he practiced Medicine specialising in orthopaedic surgery, gynaecology at various times in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Sydney. In 1953, he was appointed to the Silverstream Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand. Died suddenly.
Fitzgerald,
George Dennis Augustine

G.D.A. Fitzgerald
02.10.1911
-
01.2004
Eastbourne, Sussex
2nd Lt. 25.05.1940
WS/Capt.. 26.12.1944
T/Maj. 26.12.1944-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.06.1953 HM's coronation 53: Honorary Treasurer, Karachi Branch, United Kingdom Association in Pakistan
25.05.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Fitzgibbon,
Paul Aster
P.A. Fitzgibbon
22.10.1914
-
12.1993
Bracknell district, Berkshire
Cpl.
? [7020675]
2nd Lt.
15.11.1942
WS/Lt.
15.05.1943
WS/Maj.
1945? (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
WS/Maj. (British Army)
01.10.1945, seniority 1945? [355933]
A?/Lt.Col. ?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID?
?
?
12.12.1940
 
 
enlisted at Ballyumena
15.11.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
01.10.1945


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch)
Fleming,
Archibald John

A.J. Fleming
?
Scotland
-
21.06.1942
[Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya, 9.C.4]
2nd Lt. 18.04.1941 [181578]
Lt. 29.07.1941, seniority 29.07.1936 [EC 12759]
A/Capt. ?
18.04.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (MM Branch) [emergency commission]
1941?     transferred, Indian Army
? - 21.06.1942 18 Mobile Workshop Company, Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Flewett,
John Godfrey

J.G. Flewett (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Cundick)
Son of the Rev. William Edward Flewett (1867-?), and Alice Francis Garde (1868-1950).
09.12.1900 *
-
10.07.1987
Southampton, Hampshire

* Death Index gives 09.12.1901
2nd Lt.
24.12.1920 [IA 500]
Lt.
24.03.1923
Capt.
24.12.1928
Maj.
01.08.1938
T/Lt.Col.
05.04.1945
Lt.Col.
24.12.1946
A/Col.
01.01.1945-(04.1946)
Col.
24.12.1947 (retd 29.06.1948)
A/Brig.
08.02.1945-(04.1946)
T/Brig.
24.12.1946-...
Hon. Brig.
29.06.1948
RAF:
 
Sq.Ldr.
23.01.1950, seniority 01.08.1938 [501078]
W/Cdr.
01.01.1951
Gp.Capt.
01.07.1952
Air Cdre.
01.07.1953 (reld 23.01.1960; retaining rank of A/Cdre.)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.06.1945
Burma
Distinguished Service Order DSO
06.06.1946
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
09.05.1946
Burma
24.12.1920


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
04.04.1922


commissioned, Indian Army
1922
-
1929
1st Battalion 23rd Sikh Pioneers)



1st Punjab Regiment
22.11.1939
-
(04.1941)
Staff Captain, ...
?
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment
08.02.1945
-
(08?.)1945
Commander, 64th Indian Infantry Brigade
1945
-
1947
Commander, 64th Indian Infantry Brigade
1948/49?


Special List (ex-Indian Army) [personal no. 399855]
23.01.1950


commissioned, RAF Regiment [short service commission]



Commanding Officer, No. 1 (Armoured Car) Squadron RAF Regiment
08.02.1956


transferred to reserve
Flynn,
William Cyril Moore
W.C.M. Flynn (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson) W.C.M. Flynn (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Flynn)
W.C.M. Flynn (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Flynn)

Married (09.03.1940, Norwich district, Norfolk) Peggy Edith Colman (26.03.1918 - 26.10.2004); two sons, two daughters.
20.12.1917
Colaba, Bombay, India
-
14.12.1978
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Tpr. 10.1939 [7902656]
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.12.1943 (reld 28.04.1946)
A/Capt. 26.12.1944
T/Capt. 1945?
A/Maj. 12.10.1945
Hon. Capt. 28.04.1946
Mentioned in Despatches MID 20.05.1945 Burma
10.1939 - 10.1942 Trooper, 48th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
10.1942 - 04.1943 Pre-Officer Cadet Training Unit, Royal Armoured Corps, Blackdown, Hampshire
04.1943 - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army Ordnance Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served with 16th Light Cavalry
31.01.1945     Assistant Superintendent Police, Manipur State, Assam
25.05.1945     Superintendent Police, Manipur State, Assam
12.10.1945     205 Indian Base Ordnance Depot, Panagar, Bengal
Folkes,
Daniel

D. Folkes
Married ...; ... children.
10.12.1890
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
-
16.06.1966
Western Australia
Assistant Commissary (with rank of  Lt.) 13.08.1940
T/Capt. 10.12.1942-(04.1944)
A/Maj. 01.07.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 02.07.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
(1911)     Gunner, 26th Battery Royal Field Artillery (India)
13.08.1940     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
A grandchild writes: "He served as a career soldier in the British Army and fought in WWI. He told us stories of the trench warfare. He was wounded in the war and the Red Cross taught him to knit. He then was stationed in India (I think in the British Indian Army) and fought in the Burma Campaign and trekked out of Burma to India. I recall he was most emphatic that he had to return to the UK to be demobbed. He retired as a Major."
Ford,
Rodney

R. Ford
Son of ... Ford, and ... Bonner.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
28.11.1913
West Ham district, Essex
-
08.1998
Hillingdon district, Greater London
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 11.10.1942
WS/Lt. 11.04.1943 (reld > 08.1947)
A/Capt. 20.07.1944-21.09.1944
T/Capt. 18.10.1944-18.02.1945
      previous service for increment of pay: 1 year, 150 days
11.10.1942     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
      66 General Transport Company RIASC
      73 General Transport Company RIASC
Ford,
William James

W.J. Ford
11.11.1894
-
Assistant Commissary
(with rank of Lt.)
06.07.1939
A/Capt. 17.07.1940-16.10.1940
T/Capt. 17.10.1940-17.12.1940
Deputy Commissary
(with rank of Capt.)
01.03.1942
Commissary
(with rank of Maj.)
25.02.1944
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 18.02.1943 Middle East
06.07.1939     commissioned, Indian Army Departments
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Foregard,
Ralph Theodore Kermit
R.T.K. Foregard (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis)
07.12.1920
-
18.04.2007
Uckfield district, East Sussex
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 08.03.1942 [IC 490]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Maj. 28.09.1946-07.10.1946
08.03.1942     commissioned, Royal Indian Artillery - Indian Army [Indian Land Forces emergency commission]
23.03.1942 - 02.05.1942 Officers' Light Anti-Aircraft course serial No. 18, Anti-Aircraft School (Deolali, India)
Forsyth,
Ian Nigel Malcolm

I.N.M. Forsyth
Son of Dr Noel Constable Forsyth, MD (1878-1948), and Dorothea Burn-Murdoch (?-1945).
Married ((03?).1947, Ryedale district, North Riding of Yorkshire) Julia Hermione Myrtle Oliphant (08.05.1924 - 12.01.2003), daughter of R.Adm. Laurence Richard Oliphant (1878-1950), and Hon. Adelaide Daphne Hermione Willoughby (1883-1954); one daughter, four sons.
23.10.1919
Malton district, East Riing of Yorkshire
-
?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1940
WS/Lt. 17.02.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 defence of Hong Kong 41
17.08.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 14th Punjab Regiment near Ferozapaw, India, then Hong Kong (captured 12.1941)
1941 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity
 
Foss,
Alfred Cecil
A.C. Foss (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Ralphs (née Foss))
Son (with four sisters and six brothers) of William Foss (1867-1926), and Maggie Mills (1870-).
Married ...; ... children.
03.02.1902
Andover, Hampshire
-
07.1984
Reading and Wokingham district, Berkshire
Wt.Offr. ?
Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (with rank of Lt.) 08.04.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 25.09.1943-(04.1946)
08.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
25.06.1943 - (12.1946) a Deputy Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering, attached to the Staff, North Western Army, India
Fowler,
Denis Byron
D.B. Fowler

Son (with one sister) of William Fowler (1890-1959), and Annie Brown (1893-1977).
Married ((09?).1952, Swindon district, Wiltshire) Angela Christine Willis (23.06.1929 - 29.09.2006), daughter (with one sister) of Norman Steward Willis (1894-1984), and Eileen Mary Burke (1893-1957); one daughter, three sons.
21.09.1923
Nottingham district, Derbyshire
-
03.01.2007
Sway, New Forest district, Hampshire
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 21.03.1943
WS/Lt. 21.09.1943 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
21.03.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Francis,
Philip Garry
P.G. Francis (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
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]
Franklen-Evans,
Ivor John

I.J. Franklen-Evans
23.11.1904
Saffron Walden district, Essex
-
Lt. (prob) 23.04.1935, seniority 23.04.1934
Capt. (prob) 15.10.1935, seniority 23.04.1935
Capt. 28.08.1942, seniority 23.04.1935
A/Maj. 01.10.1941-31.12.1941
T/Maj. 01.01.1942-04.10.1942,
22.11.1942-15.11.1943
WS/Maj. 09.04.1944
Maj. 23.04.1944
A/Lt.Col. 09.01.1944-08.04.1944
T/Lt.Col. 09.04.1944-(04.1947)
Education: BA, MB, BCh (Cambridge, 1930); MRCP (London 1931).
23.04.1935     commissioned, Indian Medical Service
? - ? ?
Served London Hospital, 1950s.
Franks,
William

W. Franks (Photo courtesy of grandson Joe)
08.12.1914
Oldswinford, Stourbridge, Worcestershire
-
15.12.1973
Stourbridge, West Midlands
Sgt.
? [5248346]
2nd Lt.
21.01.1943 [EC 10504]
WS/Lt.
21.01.1943
A/Capt.
15.09.1943-14.12.1943
T/Capt.
15.12.1943-...
21.04.1931
-
29.09.1942
joined (underaged) & served in the ranks, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
30.09.1942
-
20.01.1943
Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
21.01.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
21.01.1943
-
?
7th Rajput Regiment
Fraser,
James Caldwell

J.C. Fraser
08.12.1921
-
01.2002
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2nd Lt.
15.03.1942 [353693]
Lt.
25.08.1945, seniority 08.06.1944
Capt.
08.12.1948 (retd 01.07.1953)
Hon. Maj.
01.07.1953
15.03.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 25.08.1945]
25.08.1945


permanent commission, Royal Armoured Corps
(02.1950)


3rd Dragoon Guards
Fraser,
John Alan

J.A. Fraser
04.11.1920
-
19.11.1999
North Somerset district, Somerset
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 14.09.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 18.05.1944-(04.1946)
14.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      18th Cavalry
His son writes: "He was based with his regiment in Ahmednagar (where he met my mother who was nursing). He spent a lot of time with the armoured corps, and some time in the Middle East / Iran."
Fraser,
John Neilson

J.N. Fraser
Son of William Neilson Fraser, and Margaret Maud Isabel Fraser.
22.08.1903
Bradford, Yorkshire
-
(09?).1982
Hitchin district, Hertfordshire
Lt. 28.11.1927, seniority 10.06.1927 [RO 1232]
Capt. 10.03.1936
Maj. 10.03.1945 (reld 23.03.1948)
Hon. Lt.Col. 23.03.1948
Maj. 07.03.1948, seniority 10.03.1945 [392347] (reld 28.04.1961)
Hon. Col. 28.04.1961
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1951 New Year 51
Military Cross MC 08.07.1943 Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
28.11.1927     commissioned, Army in India Reserve of Officers
(1942)     1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa)
07.03.1948     commissioned, Gurkha Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [short service commission]
Fuller,
Gordon Wallace

G.W. Fuller
11.11.1909
Docking district, Norfolk
-
(12?).1979
Oundle district, Huntingdonshire
2nd Lt. 23.08.1941 [EC 3409]
WS/Capt. 25.06.1944 (reld 02.07.1946)
T/Maj. 1945?
Hon. Maj. 02.07.1946
23.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Rajputana Rifles
Fuller,
James Annesley O’Donnell
"Shaun"

J.A.O. Fuller
Son of T/Capt. Dr. Ralph Annesley Fuller, MC, RAMC (1880-1964), and Madeline Mary O'Donnell, of Malvern Wells, Worcestershire.
17.04.1918
-
20.03.1944
(DOW) [age 25]
[Imphal War Cemetery, India, collective grave 8.H.6-13]
2nd Lt. 27.01.1938 [A/1891]
Lt. 27.04.1940
A/Capt. 07.05.1940-06.11.1940
T/Capt. 07.11.1940-(04.1941)
A/Maj. ? (1944)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (tactics prize).
27.01.1938     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army) (1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment)
01.04.1939     commissioned, Indian Army (1st Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles)
07.1942 - 04.1943 seconded, 159th (Indian) Battalion The Parachute Regiment
? - 20.03.1944 Officer Commanding, "D" Company 1st Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles (died of wounds at Sheldon’s Corner in the preliminary actions before Kohima)
       

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