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1939-1945

 

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Gall,
Ian Russell
I.R. Gall (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
1916 ?
-
2nd Lt. 22.08.1942
WS/Lt. 22.02.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 20.08.1944-(04.1947)
22.08.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Galvin,
Peter William

G.W. Garbett
Married Joan Mary ...; two sons.
01.08.1920
-
17.02.2012
Nottingham
2nd Lt. 16.01.1944
Lt. 23.01.1946, seniority 24.04.1944 [353213]
... ...
Lt.Col. 30.06.1967 (retd 03.08.1975)
Mention in Despatches MID 07.02.1958 ?
16.01.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
23.01.1946     permanent commission, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
21.12.1966     transferred, The Queen's Regiment
Gannon,
Terence Vernon
T.V. Gannon (Photo courtesy of Mr Eugene Taylor) T.V. Gannon (Photo courtesy of Mr Eugene Taylor)
10.04.1918
-
20.09.1994
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 22.12.1940 [EC 1355]
WS/Lt. 26.05.1942
T/Capt. 26.05.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Capt. 1946/47? (reld 03.02.1947)
T/Maj. 1946/47?
Hon. Maj. 03.02.1947
Capt. 05.12.1953 [431804]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - & clasp Burma
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
22.12.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1940 - 1942 5th/11th Sikh Regiment (part of 22nd Indian Infantry Brigade)
[Action in Malaya & Singapore in which he was involved from 9 Dec 1941, his escape from Singapore to Sumatra, where he was evacuated on 1 Mar 1942 from Padang on the HMAS Hobart en route to Colombo, along with Lt Harry Taylor, Capt Steve Lyons and 4 other officers from 5/11 Sikh Regt.]
1947?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
05.12.1953     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps (EFI Section) - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
15.07.1965     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (EFI Section) - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
After the war he worked for the British Government in Malaya; 1949-52 Finance Office with the Public Works Department in Eritrea and then joined the NAAFI in 1953 until his retirement in Dec 1981.
Garforth-Bles,
George David [Garforth]
G.D. Garforth-Bles
Son of Capt. George Marcus Garforth-Bles, of Manchester and Knutsford.
Married 1st (28.03.1939) Susan Muir-Mackenzie (marriage dissolved 1947); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1948) Ann Deshon; thee sons.

05.10.1909
Knutsford, Cheshire
-
27.09.2006
2nd Lt.
29.08.1931, seniority 30.01.1930 [IA 998]
Lt.
30.10.1932, seniority 30.04.1932
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
10.09.1939-04.10.1939,
30.07.1942-03.10.1942
T/Maj.
04.10.1942-(01.1946)
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 02.01.1948)
A/Lt.Col.
(1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
02.01.1948
Mention in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
Education: Rugby School; Jesus College, Cambridge University



from General List, Territorial Army
29.08.1931


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
30.10.1932


commissioned, Indian Army
19131
-
1939
The Guides Cavalry (10th Queen Victoria's Own Frontier Force) (NW  Frontier Force)
1937
-
1937
course at the Army Equitation School, Saugor, Central India



4th Battalion, 3rd Madras Regiment (Burma; despatches)
Emigrated to Canada, where he took up the post of secretary at the Eglinton Hunt Club in Toronto. On his return to England, he ran a small family business.
Published: (with S.D. Clarke) Now or Never : the story of the 4th Battalion, the Madras Regiment in the Burma Campaign (1946)
Garnham,
Gerald Ernest
G.E. Garnham
Son of Ernest William Garnham (1874-), and Florence Alice Drew (1873-).
Married ...; ... children.
1908
West Kirby, Cheshire
-
01.02.1959 ?
Limerick, Ireland ?
2nd Lt. 11.12.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
11.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Garside,
Derek James
D.J. Garside
Son of ... Garside, and ... Hardy.
Married ((06?).1950, Huddersfield district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Margaret R. Pickles.
20.07.1924
Huddersfield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
11.1996
Huddersfield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
A/L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 21.11.1943 [EC 11686]
WS/Lt. 21.05.1944
01.01.1946, seniority 21.05.1944 [359589]
21.11.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 7th Gurkha's (India/Burma)
01.01.1946     transferred, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
Garwood,
Stanley Morgan
S.M. Garwood
Son of William Morgan Garwood, and Beatrice Ada Baker.
Married (24.05.1945, Maidenhead district, Berkshire) Nanette Pamela Oppenheimer, elder daughter of Gustav Oppenheimer, and Mrs Cecily Oppenhimer, of Raymead, Maidenhead, Berkshire; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
18.01.1917
Croydon district, London
-
25.07.1995
Windsor & Maidenhead district, Berkshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.02.1941 [174427]
WS/Lt. 22.08.1942
WS/Capt. 12.05.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 12.05.1943-(04.1946)
A/Lt.Col. ?
      either Sandhurst, 162nd, 167th, or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit
22.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Berkshire Regiment [emergency commission]
29.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Gasper,
Claude Arthur Terence
C.A.T. Gasper
Married ((09?).1933, Kensington district, London) Helene De Lacey-Cooney; ... children (one son?).
06.12.1908
-
12.1989
Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 02.11.1940 [EC 2264]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 01.01.1942-(04.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 Burma
Education: Cambridge (BA, 1931).
Solicitor.
02.11.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1945)     4th Gurkha Rifles (despatches)
Gay,
George Frank
G.F. Gay (Photo courtesy of Mr Sunil Menon)
24.09.1917
-
2nd Lt.
16.10.1943
WS/Lt.
16.04.1944
A?/Capt.
(1947)
16.10.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Geach,
Charles David
C.D. Geach
Son of George Valentine Geach (1882-1950), and Alice Johns Benney (1889-1965).
Married ((03?).1959, Leicester district, Leicestershire) Jean M. Wilson; ... children (one son?).
30.10.1922
Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-

Manton, Oakham, Rutland
2nd Lt. 06.09.1942 [EC 7177]
WS/Lt. 06.03.1943 (reld 09.12.1947)
Lt. 09.12.1947, seniority 30.10.1945 [380893]
A/Capt. 01.03.1949
Capt. 30.10.1949, seniority 01.03.1949
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
06.09.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
09.12.1947 - 15.03.1954 commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
15.03.1954 - 16.09.1964 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Solicitor.
Geddis,
A D R
A.D.R. Geddis (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
2nd Lt. 22.12.1940 [EC 1379]
T/Capt. (1945)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1945 Italy
22.12.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1942) - (1944) 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa & Italy)
Gellatly,
Cyril James
C.J. Gellatly
?
-
2nd Lt.
22.08.1943
WS/Lt.
22.02.1944
A/Capt. ?
?
RAF:

Cadet Pilot
26.09.1951 [4080252]
(A) P/O (prob)
27.02.1952
P/O
03.12.1952
F/O
1953 (reld 22.09.1953)
22.08.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served with 11th Sikhs
1951
-
1953
served with RAF
Hotel manager, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1960.
Genders,
Charles Herbert
C.H. Genders
Married (26.07.1939) Jean Paul Neilson, elder daughter of Doctor & Mrs H. Ross Neilson, of Isle of Wight; ... children (one son?).
08.08.1904
-
05.1998
Horsham district, West Sussex
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
29.01.1927 [37330]
T/Lt.
25.10.1926-28.01.1930
Lt.
29.01.1930
21.02.1936, seniority 29.04.1929 [AI 377]
Capt.
30.03.1936, seniority 29.01.1936
A/Maj.
23.06.1941-22.09.1941
T/Maj.
23.09.1941-28.01.1944
Maj.
29.01.1944 (retd 23.04.1948)
T/Lt.Col.
15.04.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
23.04.1948
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.



served in the ranks for 6 years, 192 days, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
29.01.1927


commissioned, Lincolnshire Regiment
25.10.1926
-
21.09.1935
employed with King's African Rifles
21.02.1936
 
 
transferred, Indian Army



1st Battalion 8th Punjab Regiment
25.11.1938
-
22.06.1941
Staff Captain, ...
23.04.1948
-
24.04.1965
Reserve of Officers
George,
Richard
R. George
Son of William and Mary George.
02.10.1898
Cromarty, Scotland
-
1961
Hove, Sussex
2nd Lt. 14.11.1916 [IA 379 & 391477]
Lt. 14.11.1917
Capt. 14.11.1920
Maj. 14.11.1934
A/Lt.Col. 11.06.1941-10.09.1941
T/Lt.Col. 11.09.1941-14.11.1941
Lt.Col. 15.11.1941 (retd 07.05.1948)
T/Col. 14.06.19146-(04.1947)
local Brig. 01.08.1946
Hon. Col. 07.05.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 1947/48? ?
14.11.1916     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
      served CI Horse - Indian Armoured Corps
24.07.1944 - 31.07.1946 as General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) adviser attached to the Headquarters Staff of the Army in India
01.08.1946 - (04.1947) Deputy Military Adviser-in-Chief attached to the Headquarters Staff of the Army in India
Gerard,
Frederick
F. Gerard
?
-
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 19.03.1944 [EC 12991]
WS/Lt. 18.07.1944 (reld 09.02.1948; on enlistment in the ranks Territorial Army)
19.03.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Ghose,
Sushil Kumar
S.K. Ghose (Photo courtesy of Dr. Indrajeet Ghosh) S.K. Ghose (Photo courtesy of Dr. Indrajeet Ghosh)
S.K. Ghose (Photo courtesy of Dr. Indrajeet Ghosh)
Son of Rai Bahadur Saroda Charan Ghose, of Mymensingh, Pakistan; husband of S. Ghose, of Calcutta, India.
04.01.1906
-
13.02.1942
(MPK) [age 36]
[Singapore Memorial, column 181]
2nd Lt. 04.02.1926 [IA 422]
Lt. 04.05.1928
Capt. 04.02.1935
A/Maj. 05.05.1941-04.08.1941
T/Maj. 05.08.1941-13.02.1942
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc).
04.02.1926     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
28.04.1927     commissioned, Indian Army
? - 13.02.1942 5th Battalion 2nd Punjab Regiment (missing, presumed killed)
From a newspaper article: "A Missing British Indian Army Officer. MAJOR S. K. GHOSE, of the 2nd Punjab Regiment (5th Battalion), last employed as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General in the 3rd Indian Corps in Malaya (under General Sir Lewis M. Heath), embarked at Singapore at to P. M., the 13th February 1942 on board the Motor-launch Pealing and sailed for Java. About 7 o'clock in the morning of the 16th February 1942, this launch ran into a Japanese convoy at the entrance to the Banka Straits and was shelled by a Japanese cruiser and sunk. The only reported survivor- of the vessel was Lt.Col. R.H. Long, who last saw Major Ghose swimming in the sea. A search for Major S.K. GHOSE should be made in the Island of Banka and also in the S.E. coast of Sumatra, entrance to the Straits of Banks, 105 E. Long. and 2 30' Lat. south of the Equator, about 100 miles north-east of Palembong, at sea. If he drifted west from the entrance to the Banka Straits he would reach some place on the east coast of Sumatra, about 50 miles east of the mouth of the Sungei Lalang river, and 70 miles north of Palembong and 60 miles north-east of Sekayil towns; search should be made there. In case he was taken prisoner and removed, inquiries should be made for a man resembling him in Siam and the Island of Hainan also. He may have been disabled by wounds, and if still alive may be living with the native villagers and fishermen, out of touch with the Allied Government authorities, or he may have lost his memory. Major S.K. GHOSE was then (in February 1942) aged 37 years, six feet tall, of athletic medium figure and the brown Hindu complexion, using spectacles two full plates of false teeth. The photographs printed below give only a vague idea of his appearance as the first was taken in 192(9?) and the second in 1938, and he may hive grown a beard since his ship-wreck. Information about him will be received and the expenses of inquiry will be paid by Sir Jadunath Sarkar, Kt., C.I.E., P. 255 Lake Terrace, Calcutta."
Ghosh,
D B
D.B. Ghosh (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Gibbons,
Ralph Charles
R.C. Gibbons
Son (with six sisters and five brothers) of Richard Bertram Gibbons (1872-1939), and Maude May Hines (1877-1960).
Married (1920s) Emmeline Frances Bartley (13.12.1901 - 01.1997), daughter (with two brothers and four sisters) of Henry David Bartley (1845-), and Laura Agnes Binney (1870-1910); ... children (one son, two daughter?)
04.11.1899
Terrington, Norfolk
-
(06?).1977
Snettisham, Kings Lynn district, Norfolk
Sub-Conductor ?
Conductor ?
Assistant Commissary (T/Lt.) 02.04.1941 [OS/213]
WS/Capt. ?
T/Maj. ?
Assistant Commissary (Lt.) 22.12.1946
Deputy Commissary (Capt.) 27.12.1946 (retd 30.11.1948)
Hon. Maj. 30.11.1946
02.04.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
22.12.1946     permanent commission
Gibbs,
Terence Robert
T.R. Gibbs (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis)
10.01.1921
Brentford district, Oxfordshire
-
10.03.1973
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 10.09.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A?/Capt. ? (reld 1944)
Education: qualified in 3-inch Mortar Course (Netheravon, Saugor, Mhow or Ahmednagar); language skills Urdu (elementary).
10.09.1941     commissioned, 11th Sikh Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
23.03.1942 - 02.05.1942 Officers' Light Anti-Aircraft course serial No. 18, Anti-Aircraft School
He studied piano, composition, and theory at the Guildhall School of Music, London, then joined Decca Records as assistant artist manager. Assigned to the development of Decca's classical-music catalogue, he engaged and recorded several leading European orchestras. He moved to Canada in 1948 as a music producer for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Toronto. He helped to develop the CBC's major radio series and was instrumental in the formation of the CBC Opera Company in 1948, the CBC Symphony Orchestra in 1952, and the CBC Talent Festival (1959-). He produced over 40 opera broadcasts (including the North American radio premiere of Britten's Peter Grimes) and was responsible for the CBC SO's weekly concerts and the recital series 'Distinguished Artists' until 1959, when he became assistant director of music. He returned to production in 1962, assuming responsibility for 'Audio' (heard on CJBC, Toronto), 'Continental Holiday' and 'Anthology'. Gibbs' talents, vivid imagination, and boundless enthusiasm found fertile soil in the CBC's increased activities on behalf of cultural development in the postwar years. He was instrumental, particularly, in introducing radio audiences to new works of English and Canadian composers.
Gidney,
Alan Francis
A.F. Gidney
Son of Francis Gidney, and Winifred M. Lark (née Roberts).
(03?).1923
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 19.03.1944 [EC 12706]
WS/Lt. 19.09.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. ?
Mention in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
19.03.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 10th Gurkha Rifles (Burma) (despatches)
Giles,
Henry Frank
H.F. Giles
Married Mabel Josephine Salisbury (26.02.1901 - 27.03.1957); two daughters, three sons.
(06?).1897
St Giles, Wimbirne, Blandford district, Dorset
-
(09?).1949
Tarrant Gunville, Blandford district, Dorset
Assistant Commissary (Lt.) 17.02.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
17.02.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Gill,
D R
D.R. Gill (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Gill,
Gurdial Singh
G.S. Gill
Son of Bir Singh Gill.
Married Rena Leighton, daughter of Alexander Lister.
21.03.1896
-

T/Lt.
20.06.1923-19.06.1926
T/Capt.
20.06.1926-25.08.1926
Lt.
26.08.1926
Capt.
26.08.1926, seniority 20.06.1926
Maj.
20.12.1934, seniority 20.12.1932
Lt.Col.
20.12.1942
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46: as Inspector of Prisons, Madras
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
1942
?
Education: Edinburgh Univeristy (MB and ChB, 1919)
1914
 
 
entered Indian Medical Service
20.06.1923
-
25.08.1926
temporary commission, Indian Medical Service
26.08.1926


commissioned, Indian Medical Service
1941
-
1946?
Inspector-General of Prisons, Madras
Did his medicine in Edinburgh, practised in Bolton, and returned to India with his Scottish wife Rena, to join the Indian Medical Service. In 1930, the IMS was abolished and its members were given the option of joining the defence services or one of the quasi-military services. Gurdial Singh chose the Prisons Service. With the IMS he had served several years in northwest India. The Prisons Department posted him to the South - and, in time, Rena and he preferred it here. When Gurdial Singh retired, he was Inspector General of Prisons, Madras.
Gill,
Thomas
T. Gill (Photo courtesy of Kieron Ridehalgh)
05.05.1917
-
01.2000
Padiham, Preston and South Ribble district, Lancashire
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
30.05.1943 [RC 11021]
WS/Lt.
19.10.1943
T/Capt.
18.02.1944-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 08.02.1945 brave conduct during a fire at Bombay docks 04.44
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
30.05.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
A teacher in later years and also a trustee of Padiham Building Society.
Gilmore,
Scott
S. Gilmore
?
USA
-
2nd Lt.
08.07.1943
WS/Lt.
08.01.1944
08.07.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission] (volunteered as an American citizen)



served 8th Gurkha Rifles (Burma)
Published: A Connecticut Yankee in the 8th Gurkha Rifles: a Burma memoir (1995)
Gilmour,
James Thomson
J.T. Gilmour (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
?
-
2nd Lt. 04.03.1942
... ...
(02.1942)     "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
04.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Goddard,
Edward George
E.G. Goddard
Son of Capt. William Henry Goddard and Mildred Amelia Hayhurst.
Married ((06?).1942, Leicester district, Leicestershire) Thelma Doreen Dawkes ((12?).1922 - ); three daughters, one son..
19.12.1921
Poona, India
-
02.01.1963
Hobourn F.N.F. Factory, Wellington Street Extension, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire (formerly of Rolleston upon Dove, Staffordshire)
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 05.09.1943
WS/Lt. 05.03.1944
WS/Capt. 1946?
23.08.1946, seniority ... [366929]
05.9.1943     commissioned, The Mahar Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
23.08.1946     transferred, The Leicestershire Regiment
Managing Director of Hobourn Roberts FNF, Burton on Trent.
Goddard,
Eric Norman
E.N. Goddard (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
3rd son of late Arthur Goddard, Chartered Accountant, London.
Married (1939) Elizabeth Lynch, daughter of late Major Lynch Hamilton and Frances Prioleau; one son.
06.07.1897
Lambeth district, Greater London
-
11.06.1992
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
2nd Lt.
?
...
...
Lt.Col.
16.12.1936
Col.
19.04.1939
A/Brig.
02.11.1940-01.05.1941
T/Brig.
02.05.1941-31.12.1942
A/Maj.Gen.
04.08.1942-31.12.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
01.01.1943-15.04.1944
Maj.Gen.
16.04.1944 (retd 11.1948)
A/Lt.Gen.
1947
Hon. Lt.Gen.
11.1948

CB 1947; CIE 1944; CBE 1942 (OBE 1919); MVO 1936; MC

Education: Dulwich College
15.11.1915


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
18.11.1915
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army



service in Mesopotamia, Persia and Kurdistan, 1916-19 (despatches twice, OBE, MC); GSO3 AHQ India, 1923-25; 12th Frontier Force Regt, 1928; Staff College, Quetta, 1928-29; Brigade Major, Nowshera Brigade, 1932-34; Chitral relief, 1932 (despatches, bar to MC); Mohmand operations, 1933 (despatches); Bt Major, 1933; GSO2 Eastern Command, 1934-36; Officer i/c King's Indian Orderly Officers, 1936 (MVO 4th class); Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment, 1936
19.04.1939
-
14.10.1940
Colonel in charge of Administration, Burma
02.11.1940
-
13.01.1942
Brigade Commander
01.1942


Major-General in charge of Administration Army in Burma
12.1941 - 12.1944 served in Burma and on Eastern front, including Maj.­Gen. i/c Administration 11th Army Group and Allied Land Forces SE Asia, 1943-44 (despatches four times, CIE,
CBE)
15.05.1945
-
(01.1946)
special appointment
1947
-
1948
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command, India
Special appointment CCG, 1949-53; Dir of Civil Defence, North-Western Region (Manchester), 1955-63; Pres., East Lancs Br., British Red Cross, 1964-66.
Godenho,
T B
T.B. Godenho (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Gokhale,
M A
M.A. Gokhale (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Golding,
Cyril Frederick
C.F. Golding
26.10.1894
Elham, Kent
-
01.07.1951
Lt.
08.02.1935, seniority 18.06.1930 [RO/3212]
Capt.
? (reld 14.08.1947)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
14.08.1947
08.02.1935


commissioned, Army in India Reserve of Officers



served in the Royal Indian Army Service Corps (Iraq, Burma & Malaya) (eventually as an Acting Lt.Col. ?)
 
Good,
Harry Mark
H.M. Good
Married ((12?).1948, Folkestone, Kent) Eleanor V. Woods (died 1986), a war widow; two daughters, one son.
03.10.1917
Gretna, Scotland
-
1997
died of pneumonia
2nd Lt. 14.09.1941
WS/Lt. 22.01.1942
WS/Capt. ? (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. ?
Education: Magdalen College School, Oxford (1931-1934); Oxford University (MA 03.1948).
Articled Clerk with a firm of London solicitors.
      Officer Cadet Training Unit, Bombay
14.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      19th Lancers, then Staff Officer
Completing his articles, he practiced as a solicitor first in Folkestone, Kent. Moving to Bristol in 1950, he specialised professionally in Trusts, which required no court work of course, being very deaf at this stage, but he could lip read effectively, though suffering tinnitus badly. He finished his career as a partner in the firm of Meade King & Co, retiring a little early in 1980.
Goodway,
Cyril Ernest Francis
C.E.F. Goodway
1910 ?
-
2nd Lt.
10.11.1940 [EC 1024]
WS/Lt.
14.01.1942
T/Capt.
14.01.1942-05.11.1943
WS/Capt.
06.11.1943
A/Maj.
06.08.1943-05.11.1943
T/Maj.
06.11.1943-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
17.01.1946
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
10.01.1946
Burma
10.11.1940


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Goodyer,
Ronald Charles John
R.C.J. Goodyer
Son of ... Goodyer, and ... Waghorn.
(03?.)1913
St Germans, Cornwall
-
c. 1955/56
Coventry area
(heart attack)
Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
26.11.1942
WS/Lt.
26.05.1943
T/Capt.
27.06.1944-(04.1946)
A/Maj. ?
?
Education: Duke of York's School, Dover
26.11.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Gordon,
Alan St John
A.St.J. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Gordon)

Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Sir Archibald Douglas Gordon, CIE, DL (1888-1966), Indian Police, and Aileen Marie Oliver (1882-1973).
Brother of Maj. Donald Fellows Gordon, Indian Army, and Capt. Ian Bruce Gordon, Indian Army.
Married Jean Elsie ... (13.02.1923 - 01.2002); one son, one daughter.
26.10.1917
Faridpur, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
-
29.10.2002
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 25.06.1940 [EC 95]
WS/Lt. 25.12.1941 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. 16.04.1942-25.09.1942
T/Capt. 26.09.1942-09.01.1944
Military Cross MC 27.07.1944 Burma (Arakan 2/3.05.44) [recommendation available upon request]
Education: Bedford School (1927-1935); Reading University (not graduated).
      Trooper, North Bengal Mounted Rifles
25.06.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
 (1944)     2/7 Rajput Regiment (MC)
Tea planter.
Gordon,
Desmond Wilson
D.W. Gordon
?
-
2nd Lt. 10.07.1941 [EC 2741]
WS/Lt. 02.05.1942
WS/Capt. ? (reld 28.08.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 28.08.1946
10.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served in Italy
Gordon,
Donald Fellows
D.F. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Gordon) D.F. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Gordon)
D.F. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Gordon) D.F. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Gordon)

Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Sir Archibald Douglas Gordon, CIE, DL (1888-1966), Indian Police, and Aileen Marie Oliver (1882-1973).
Brother of Capt. Alan St John Gordon, MC, Indian Army, and Capt. Ian Bruce Gordon, Indian Army.
Engaged (1944) Elizabeth Margaret Jenkins, QAIMNS(R), eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs D.J. Jenkins, of Gwan Cae Qurwen, Wales.
11.09.1916
Railway Hospital, Asansol, Bengal
-
26.10.1986
Brighton, Sussex
2nd Lt. 27.08.1936 [IA 678]
Lt. 27.11.1938
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-14.10.1939,
14.03.1940-01.05.1940
T/Capt. 02.05.1940-12.08.1940,
30.09.1940-31.01.1941,
15.05.1941-26.08.1944
Capt. 27.08.1944 (retd 01.12.1948)
A/Maj. 05.06.1942-25.06.1942
T/Maj. 26.06.1942-...
Hon. Maj. 01.12.1948
Mention in Despatches MID 06.01.1940 ?
Indian General Service Medal (1936) Ind GSM 1939? & clasp NW Frontier 37-39
Education: Bedford School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (01.02.1935-1936).
27.08.1936     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
06.11.1936     posted, 1st Battalion The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Dinapore, Bihar)
06.11.1937     commissioned, Indian Army (2nd Battalion (Prince Albert Victor's) 7th Rajput Regiment, Razmak, Waziristan)
      2/7 Rajput Regiment (Arakan Campaign, 1944; wounded 16.04.1944)
Joined the firm of Dalgety & Co. Ltd., merchants in Leadenhail Street, London, 1949; made redundant Sep 1971; joined the firm of Preece, Cardew & Rider, consulting engineers in Brighton, Sussex, Mar 1972; Early retirement Oct, 1979.
Gordon,
Ian Bruce
"Jack"
I.B. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Gordon)

Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Sir Archibald Douglas Gordon, CIE, DL (1888-1966), Indian Police, and Aileen Marie Oliver (1882-1973).
Brother of Capt. Alan St John Gordon, MC, Indian Army, and Maj. Donald Fellows Gordon, Indian Army.
Married (1945) Vicki Mair, daughter of Andrew Mair; one daughter, one son.
06.11.1922
Sardah, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
-
15.02.2006
Barnet, Hertfordshire
2nd Lt. 15.03.1942 [EC 5894]
WS/Lt. 14.07.1943 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. ?
T/Capt. 14.07.1943-(12.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 16.12.1943 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Education: Haileybury College (1936.3-1940.2; Le Bas House; XV 1939; Boxing 1938-1939).
15.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      1/7 Rajput Regiment (Arakan, Burma) (despatches)
Manager, Lloyds Bank Plc, 88 Tottenham Court Road, London W1, 1966-1982.
Gordon,
James Lenehan
J.L. Gordon

Son of Robert Alexander Gordon (1879-), and Susan Mary Lenehan (1884-).
Married Margaret Cecilia Gereson (02.12.1919 - 01.07.1992); one daughter.
19.10.1913
Kotri, Sindh, India
-
10.05.1964
Perth, Western Australia
2nd Lt. 16.10.1940
WS/Lt. 16.04.1942
16.10.1940     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Gordon,
John Vincent

J.V. Gordon
Son (with three sisters) of John Gordon (1870-), and Ada Shankster (1874-), of Hove, Sussex.
Married (12.12.1933, Nowshera, India) Georgette Verhoustraeten, daughter of the late Carlo Verhoustraeten, and Mrs H.M.M. Robertson; nine children.
03.12.1900
Hove, Steyning district, East Sussex
-
21.09.1984
Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon (of South Yeo, Poughill, Crediton, Devon)
2nd Lt. 16.07.1920
2nd Lt. 30.11.1921, seniority 16.07.1921 [AI 247]
Lt. ?
Cpt. 17.10.1927
Maj. 16.07.1938
T/Lt.Col. ?
Lt.Col. 28.03.1947 (retd 30.08.1948)
Military Cross MC 01.12.1933 Mohmand-Bajaur operations 33
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
16.07.1920     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
30.11.1921     commissioned, Indian Army (attached 14th Sikhs)
      1st Battalion (King George's Own) (Ferozepore Sikhs) 11th Sikh Regiment
01.03.1930 - 29.03.1932 ADC to HE the Governor of Bengal
22.12.1938     transferred, Special Unemployed List
? - ? ?
Gore,
Reginald Malpas

R.M. Gore
Son of Dr. Alfred Joseph Gore, and Edith Tomkins.
Married (25.04.1923, St Peter's, Kodaikanal, South India) Helen Elizabeth Mary Mayne (02.04.1896 - 23.11.1986); one son.

20.04.1895
Chester
-
19.04.1969
Wortham, Diss, Norfolk
T/Lt. 03.05.1918-31.05.1918 [AI 25]
Lt. Army 05.01.1918
Lt. 01.06.1918
Capt. 01.01.1921
Maj. 01.01.1935
A/Lt.Col. 11.01.1941-10.04.1941
T/Lt.Col. 11.04.1941-31.12.1942
Lt.Col. 01.01.1943 (retd 26.10.1947)
King's Police Medal KPM 01.01.1935 for distinguished service
Grocer.
02.09.1914 - 02.05.1918 enlisted service, from 05.04.1916 2nd Lt. up to Capt., Australian Imperial Force (Gallipoli, France)
01.06.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
      was with the 88th Carnatic Infantry in Iraq and then with 90th Punjab Regiment which became 2nd/8th Punjab Regiment; apart from a secondment to the Burma Military Police (02.1931-1934; Assistant Commandant, Southern Shan States Battalion), he remained in the 8th Punjab Regiment until his retirement
      served India & Burma
Goring,
Arthur
A. Goring (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide)
Younger son of Maj. Alan Goring, and Violet Isabel Onslow. of Wiston, Sussex.
Brother of Lt.Col. Harold Goring, Indian Army.

25.01.1907
Richmond district, Surrey
-
16.04.1982
Camden district, Greater London
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926
Lt.
30.08.1929
Lt. (IA)
24.03.1930, seniority 30.11.1928
Capt.
30.08.1935
Maj.
30.08.1940
A/Lt.Col.
01.05.1942-31.07.1942
T/Lt.Col.
01.08.1942-(04.1944),
15.08.1944-(01.1946)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc)
30.08.1926
 
 
commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers
24.03.1930


transferred, Probyn's Horse - Indian Army
15.09.1934
-
05.06.1936
ADC to General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, India
16.07.1940
-
(04.)1941
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Directorate of Military Operations and Intelligence, General Staff Branch, HQ Staff of the Army in India
1941
-
12.1941
attached HQ Staff, Hong Kong (escaped)
Fruit Farm and Nurseries at Dince Hill, Whimple, in the county of Devon till 1954. OStJ, 28.06.1957. CStJ, 12.1960. Assistant Commissioner in Chief St John's Ambulance Brigade, 1957-1972.
Goring,
Harold

H. Goudie
Son of Maj. Alan Goring, and Violet Isabel Onslow.
Brother of Lt.Col. Arthur Goring, Indian Army.
Married 1st (29.06.1929) Mary Frances Eleanor Woodruffe (24.04.1904 - 01.02.1975), daughter of Capt. Hamilton Augustus Woodruffe; two sons.
Married 2nd (1975) Joan Henrietta Radcliffe (née Secretan) (18.10.1912 - 02.1999), daughter of Spencer Domett Secretan.
08.06.1903
Hastings, Sussex
-
10.09.1990
Horsham, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 30.08.1923
Lt. 30.08.1925
22.11.1935, seniority 30.11.1925 [389 AI]
Capt. 22.11.1935, seniority 30.08.1932
Maj. 30.08.1940 (retd 09.01.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 06.05.1942-05.08.1942
T/Lt.Col. 06.08.1942-21.11.1943,
02.03.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 09.01.1948
Education: Cheltenham College.
30.08.1923     commissioned, Royal Sussex Regiment
01.04.1932 - 21.11.1935 Station Staff Officer, 1st Class (India)
22.11.1935     transferred, Indian Army
1942 - 1943 17th/10th Baluch Regiment
Goudie,
Humphrey
"Rey"

H. Goudie
?
-
2nd Lt. 10.06.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Maj. ? ?
      enlisted service, Seaforth Highlanders
10.06.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Graham,
George Lawrence
P.L. Graham
Son (with eight sisters and five brothers) of Alfred Robert Augustus Graham (1858-1910), and Ethel Amelia Forkgein (1867-1924).
Married (22.02.1922, Rangoon, Begal, India) Agnes Myrtle Cully Madge (18.10.1898 - ), daughter (with one brother) of Bertram Cully Madge (1872-1905), and Marion Grant (1876-); ... children.
20.04.1892
Rangoon, Bengal, India
-
1973
Waikumete, Auckland, New Zealand
Hon. Lt. ?
2nd Lt. 09.01.1945 [EC 5766]
WS/Lt. ? (reld 02.04.1946; on account of ill-health)
Hon. Lt. 02.04.1946
09.01.1945     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Graham,
John Onslow

J.O. Graham
Son of Herbert Walter Onslow Graham and Phyllis Ann Graham; husband of Kathleen Graham.
21.01.1916
-
03.01.1942
Kampar, Malaya
(KIA) [age 25]
[Taiping War Cemetery, 2.F.17]
2nd Lt. TA
08.07.1936
2nd Lt.
29.01.1938 [881/AI]
Lt.
01.10.1915
     

late Cadet Corporal, Tonbridge School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

08.07.1936


commissioned, 4th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, Territorial Army (Bath)
29.01.1938


commissioned into the Army, Unattached List [permanent commission]
06.04.1939


commissioned into the Indian Army, General List
?
-
03.01.1942
1st Battalion 8th Punjab Regiment
Graham,
Peter Marsden
P.M. Graham
Son of ... Graham, and ... Goldsmith.
21.12.1921
Willesden district, Oxfordshire
-
02.1997
Chalfont St Peter, Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire district, Buckinghamshire
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 10.09.1941 [EC 3447]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
20.12.1940     enlisted
10.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 15.02.1942 6th Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment (attached 8th Australian Infantry Division) (took charge of C company during battle; captured at Singapore)
16.02.1942 - 16.08.1945 POW in Japanese captivity
[Changi from 16.02.1942, Wanlung from 15.11.1942, Takelin from 02.02.1943, Wangpo from 01.04.1943, Tamarkan from 09.05.1943, Chinkan from 17.11.1943, Kanchanaburi from 17.02.1945]
A collector writes: ". POW Singapore 21 Dec 42 -2-9-45. Took charge of C company during battle. Went to India as a cadet."
Grant,
Frederick William

F.W. Grant
Son of Frederick William Grant, Sub-Conductor in the Indian Army and formerly of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry.
Married (1929, Cawnpore) ... Hazells. 

03.03.1903
Poona, India

-
08.1995
Poole, Dorset
Staff Sgt.
(1929)
Sub-Conductor
(1934)
Conductor
?
Assistant Commissary (Lt.)
01.10.1940
WS/Capt.
15.04.1941
T/Maj.
25.12.1942-(04.1946)
A/Lt.Col.
10.03.1943-(04.1944)
01.10.1940
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]



served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
(04.1944)
 
 
specially employed
Grant,
Harold James

H.J. Grant
22.10.1920
Ranchi, India
-
02.02.1984
[Laggantygown Cemetery, Aviemore, Highland, Scotland]
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941
WS/Lt. 18.11.1941
A/Capt. ...-17.11.1941
T/Capt. 18.11.1941-21.12.1941,
15.03.1943-(04.1947)
T/Maj. ? ?
Hon. Maj. ? ?
05.07.1941
 
 
commissioned, 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles - Indian Army [emergency commission]



served Royal Garhwal Rifles (Burma & Italy)
Grant,
James Dominic

J.D. Grant
Son of James Grant (?-1945), and Mary ... (?-1953).
Married (15.11.1932, St Kevin's, Dublin) Veronica G. O'Shea (28.10.1906 - 31.01.1975), daughter of Patrick Seaborne O'Shea (1873-1919), and Mary Josephine Esther Byrne (1872-1944); three daughters, one son.

04.08.1905
-
16.03.1980
Ashford district, Kent
Lt. 20.10.1932, seniority 20.10.1931 [NZ 10692]
Capt. 20.04.1934
Maj. 20.04.1941
A/Lt.Col. 17.08.1941-16.11.1941
T/Lt.Col. 17.11.1941-22.03.1945
WS/Lt.Col. 23.03.1945
A/Col. 23.09.1944
T/Col. 23.03.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 10.01.1946 Burma
Education: Christian Brothers School, Newry, Northern Ireland; University College, Dublin; MB, BCh, BAO, NUI 1928, DPH 1948.
House Surgeon & House Physician, St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin. General practice in the North of England.
20.10.1932     commissioned, Indian Medical Service
      from 1937 until 1941 he was in the foreign and political branch of the IMS, serving as civil surgeon Zhob and Loralai, and during this period he passed the higher standard Pushtu examination; he then held posts as staff surgeon Quetta; officer commanding a field ambulance in Ceylon; and in Combined General Hospitals on the Burma front
Medical Officer of Health, Bahrain Government for 12 years. Medical officer, Surrey County Council health department.
Grant,
John Mackenzie

J.M. Grant
22.04.1910
-
06.1989
Torbay district, Devon
2nd Lt. 09.11.1940 [EC 853]
WS/Lt. 08.06.1941
A/Capt. 08.03.1941-07.06.1941
T/Capt. 08.06.1941-17.11.1942
WS/Capt. 18.11.1942
A/Maj. 18.08.1942-17.11.1942
T/Maj. 18.11.1942-17.01.1945
WS/Maj. 18.01.1945
A/Lt.Col. 18.10.1944-17.01.1945
T/Lt.Col. 18.01.1945-31.03.1953
Lt. 21.06.1947, seniority 01.08.1938 [378704]
Capt. 21.06.1947, seniority 22.04.1941
Maj. 21.06.1947, seniority 01.07.1946
Lt.Col. 01.04.1953 (supernumerary 01.04.1956)
Col. 27.02.1958 (retd 24.10.1963)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 24.04.1953 Korea
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44
Mention in Despatches MID 28.10.1942 Burma 12-41-05.42
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 12.10.1951 Korea
Education: Staff College (psc).
09.11.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 20.06.1947]
      14th Punjab Regiment
15.10.1941 - 17.08.1942 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ Burma Army
18.08.1942 - 23.08.1943 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), India
11.01.1944 - 17.10.1944 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 14th Army
05.06.1945 - 01.01.1946 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), India
29.09.1946 - 16.04.1948 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), India
21.06.1947     permanent commission, Royal Army Service Corps
04.07.1951 - 11.01.1952 Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport (ADST), HQ British Commonwealth Forces Korea
03.01.1955 - (02.1957) Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport (ADST), War Office
Grant,
Robert Charles

R.C. Grant
?
-
2nd Lt. 09.03.1942 [EC 5680]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 26.06.1945; ill-health)
A/Capt. ...-30.03.1944
T/Capt. 31.03.1944-30.05.1944
Hon. Capt. 26.06.1945
09.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Grant,
Robert Frederick

R.F. Grant
?
-
2nd Lt. 13.08.1942 [EC 6291]
WS/Lt. 30.11.1942
T/Capt. 30.11.1942-(04.1947)
Maj. ? (reld 04.07.1947)
T/Lt.Col. (1945)
Hon. Lt.Col. 04.07.1947
Mention in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
Served in the Army from the early 1930s before joining the Indian Police Force.
13.08.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1945)     Indian Auxiliary Pioneer Corps (despatches)
(1946)     1st Punjab Regiment (despatches)
Gray,
Edmund

E. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Gray)
Son of Clement Gray (1877-1933), and Margaret Maughan (1873-1970).
Married (29.11.1937, Vasco da Gama Church, Cochin, Travancore, South India) Elizabeth Wensley Russell (02.01.1908 - 23.12.1994), daughter of Edwin Alban John Russell (1872-1944), and Ethel Elizabeth Stier (1886-1923); one son, one daughter.
01.07.1903
Brighton, Sussex
-
08.06.1991
Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
2nd Lt. 11.12.1941 [EC 8966]
WS/Lt. 15.04.1942
A/Capt. ...-14.04.1942
T/Capt. 15.04.1942-28.05.1942,
02.06.1942-31.07.1943
WS/Capt. 01.08.1943 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Maj. ...-31.07.1943
T/Maj. 01.08.1943-(12.1946)
      previous service for increment of pay 3 years 293 days
13.08.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      3rd Madras Regiment (Poona)
Greedy,
William
W. Greedy (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
19.07.1900
-
Assistant Commissary (Lt.)
09.03.1942
A/Deputy Commissary (A/Capt.)
15.02.1942-14.05.1942
T/Deputy Commissary (T/Capt.)
15.05.1942-(01.1946)
WS/Capt.
30.11.1943
A/Maj.
30.08.1943-29.11.1943
T/Maj.
30.11.1943-(04.1947)



temporary commission
09.03.1942


permanent commission, Indian Army Departments
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Green *,
Rodney

R. Green
* changed last name in 1947 by deed poll to: Needham

15.05.1923
-
05.12.2006
2nd Lt.
?
Lt.
?
A/Capt.
?
?
-
?
Captain, 4th Battalion, 1st King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles (India) (wounded)
Social anthropologist.
Green,
Sebert John Hely
"Jimmy"

S.J.H. Green
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Maj.Gen. Sebert Francis St Davids Green, CB, CBE, KHP, MD, FRCS (1868-1930), and Evelyn Caroline Marion Hely (?-1927), of Court Henry, Carmarthenshire.
Married (1941, Bombay, India) Eileen Marion Jones, GRSM, LRAM, ARCM (18.08.1915 - 08.2001), daughter of Lt.Col. Frederick Harry Jones, MBE; one daughter.
17.11.1906
Prospect, Bermuda
-
03.05.1991
Isle of Wight
2nd Lt. 30.08.1926 [AI 517 & 38252]
Lt. 30.11.1928
Capt. 30.08.1935
A/Maj. 05.08.1940-04.11.1940
T/Maj. 05.11.1940-15.12.1940
Maj. 30.08.1943
A/Lt.Col. 19.12.1943-18.03.1944
T/Lt.Col. 19.03.1944-(04.1947)
WS/Lt.Col. ? (retd 27.12.1948)
A/Col. 14.01.1945-08.02.1945,
18.02.1945-11.03.1945
A/Brig. 14.01.1945-08.02.1945,
18.02.1945-11.03.1945
Hon. Brig. 27.12.1948
Distinguished Service Order DSO 26.10.1944 Italy [citation available upon request]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 28.10.1942 Burma 12.41-05.42 [citation available upon request]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & 8th Army clasp
Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Cheltenham College (09.1914-); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1925-1926).
30.08.1926     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
06.11.1927     commissioned, Indian Army (13th Frontier Force Rifles)
1936 - 1939 served in Burma Military Police and Burma Frontier Force (military secretary to Government of Burma, 1938-1939)
1940     6th Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles (Sudan & Eritrea)
1941 - 1942 Brigade Major, 2nd Indian Infantry Brigade (Burma)
1942 - 1943 served in Persia, Iraq and Middle East
1943 - 1945 Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles (Italy)
1945     member of Briggs Committee on Indian Army
1946     Assistant Quartermaster-General and Colonel Second-in-Command Victory Contingents in London
1947     Assistant Adjutant General, HQ Delhi
1947     Commander, 80th Independent Brigade Group
1947 - 1948 Commander, Meerut Sub-Area
Sector Commander, Isle of Wight Home Guard, 1952-1956. Councillor, Parish Church councillor & chairman of governors, Ventnor.
Greene,
Neville Dewe Geoffrey
N.D.G. Greene
Son (with three sisters) of Geoffrey Philip Greene (1868-1930), and Miriam Bostock (?-1964).
Married (29.06.1940, St Peter's Garrison Church, Colombo, Ceylon) Diana Norah Howard, daughter of Sir John Curtois Howard (1887-1970), Chief Justice of Ceylon, and Norah Carey Lakes (1888-1977); one daughter, one son.
25.11.1906
-
09.1988
Eastbourne district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 04.06.1942
WS/Lt. 04.12.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
04.06.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      13th Punjab Irregular Frontier Force Rifles Regiment (Abbotabad, India; also served in Batavia)
      demobilized in Colombo, Ceylon (as a Major)
Greenway,
Cyril Durnford William Kelynge
C.D.W.K. Greenway
Son of ... Greenway, and ... Magill.
Married ((03?).1951, Chichester district, Sussex) Elizabeth St Clair (née Canny); one daughter.
18.08.1911
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
12.2000
Ashford with Shepway district, Kent
2nd Lt. TA 10.01.1930
2nd Lt. 02.02.1935
Lt. 02.05.1937
Capt. 02.02.1943
13.09.1947, seniority 02.02.1943 [44679]
WS/Maj. 20.03.1942
Maj. 02.02.1948
T/Lt.Col. 04.12.1947-01.11.1951
Lt.Col. 02.11.1951 (Special List 01.04.1963) (retd 10.08.1965)
Education: Bristol Grammar School.
10.01.1930     commissioned, 4th (City of Bristol) Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment - Territorial Army
02.02.1935     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
19.03.1936     commissioned, Indian Army
19.12.1941 - 30.03.1942 Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (ADOS), General Headquarters, Middle East Land Forces
18.03.1946 - 25.08.1946 Chief Ordnance Officer (COO), Vehicle Depot, Bombay
26.08.1946 - 19.02.1947 Chief Ordnance Officer (COO), Motor Transport & Supply Depot, Nissa
1946/47?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
13.09.1947     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
01.06.1949 - 02.06.1952 Chief Ordnance Officer (COO), Central Ordnance Depot Ashford
04.11.1955 - (02.1957) Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (ADOS), HQ Northern District
AMBIM.
Greenwood,
William Watson Fawcett *
W.W.F. Greenwood
Married ((12?).1952, Folkestone district, Kent) Jane U. Gilbert; ... children (one son?).
* In Indian Army List shown as: William Waston Fancett Greenwood
28.06.1922
-
11.03.1996
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 30.05.1943 [EC ...]
WS/Lt. 30.11.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Capt. 30.11.1943-28.02.1944
T/Capt. 29.02.1944-(04.1947)
30.05.1943     commissioned, Kumaon Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Gregory,
Benjamin Roland
B.R. Gregory (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
25.09.1911
-
(12?).1977
Worthing district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 26.10.1940 [EC 953]
WS/Capt. 28.04.1942 (reld 05.11.1946)
T/Maj. 28.04.1942-(04.1946)
Capt. 05.11.1946, seniority 06.08.1945 [371938]
Maj. ?
26.10.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
05.11.1946 - 05.11.1954 short service commission, Royal Army Service Corps
05.11.1954 - 25.09.1956 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Gregson,
David Anwyl
D.A. Gregson (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly Lindsay)
18.03.1899
Agra, Delhi, Punjab, Bavill, India
-

Kenya
2nd Lt. 02.05.1919, seniority 21.12.1918 [IA 215]
Lt. 20.12.1919
Prov. Capt. 20.12.1924-31.08.1926
Capt. 19.10.1925
Maj. 20.12.1936
Lt.Col. 20.12.1944 (retd 01.01.1948)
      Indian Army Reserve of Officers
02.05.1919     commissioned, Indian Army
(1932)     Sam Browne's Cavalry (12th Frontier Force)
... - ... ...
Griffiths,
Clarence Sidney

C.S. Griffiths
Son of ... Griffiths, and ... Tyldesley.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
24.04.1920
Prescot district, Lancashire
-
1994
[Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens, Queensland, Australia]
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 28.05.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Capt. ? ?
28.05.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Griffiths,
Gower Barham
"Guy"

G.B. Griffiths
Son of Benjamin Barham Griffiths (1870-1955), and Constance Willoughby Thornton Smith.
Married (06.09.1956, St Marylebone district, London) Judith Mary Sheila de Stacpoole (10.11.1931 - 17.11.1992), daughter of Francis Gustave de Stacpoole (1890-1973), and Emily Marion Watson (1896-1979); three sons, one daughter.
17.06.1920
St Asaph district, Merionethshire
-
03.04.1977
Greenwich, London
2nd Lt. 15.02.1941
WS/Lt. 10.03.1942
A/Capt. 10.12.1941-09.03.1942
T/Capt. 10.03.1942-11.02.1943
WS/Capt. 12.02.1943
A/Maj. 12.11.1942-11.02.1943
T/Maj. 12.02.1943-28.03.1944,
16.02.1945-31.08.1948
Lt. 28.04.1945, seniority 17.12.1942 [345096]
Capt. 17.06.1947
T/Maj. 12.03.1950-13.03.1953,
15.06.1953-16.12.1953
Maj. 17.06.1954 (retd 26.04.1958)
Education: Staff College, Quetta (psc).
      served in the ranks for 204 days
15.02.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      8/13 Frontier Force Rifles (Burma)
      held Brigade staff appointments
28.04.1945     commissioned, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Grimley,
Frederick Roberts Bridgeman

F.R.B. Grimley
Married Evelyn ...; one son, one daughter (daughter Phyllis married Maj. Henry John Pinel, Indian Army).
23.03.1898
[16.03.1900?]
-
29.12.1976
Wandsworth district, London
Assistant Commissary
(with rank of Lt.)
01.01.1939 [ST 32]
A/Capt. 22.12.1939-21.03.1940
T/Capt. 22.03.1940-03.04.1940,
05.04.1940-17.08.1940,
19.08.1940-14.04.1942
WS/Capt. 15.04.1942
Deputy Commissary (with rank of Capt.) 17.01.1945
A/Maj. 15.01.1942-14.04.1942
T/Maj. 15.04.1942-30.04.1943,
11.08.1943-(01.1946)
WS/Maj. ? (retd 21.06.1948)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 21.06.1948
01.01.1939     commissioned, Indian Army Departments
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
(03.1939)     HQ Northern Command, India
15.01.1942 - (04.1944) Instructor, Royal Indian Army Service Corps School
02.09.1946 - (04.1947) Assistant Director of Supplies, Eastern Army (India)
Grimsey,
John Rust

J.R. Grimsey (Photo courtesy of Mr John Grimsey) J.R. Grimsey (Photo courtesy of Mr John Grimsey)
Son of John Robert Grimsey (1859-1922), and Amy Deck (1875-1948).
Married (17.06.1944, Surrey South Western district, Surrey) Beryll Joyce Storey (12.09.1909 - ); one son.
11.03.1899
St Helena Westleton, Blything district, Suffolk
-
22.01.1951
Middleton, Blyth district, Suffolk
Pte. / Gdsmn. 29.09.1916 [22192]
2nd Lt. 27.05.1941
WS/Lt. 13.03.1942 (reld 10.1945)
T/Capt. 13.03.1942-10.1945
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star? It St? - -
Def M - -
Indian Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal? IA LSGCM? - -
Education: 2nd Class Certificate of Education (08.06.1917).
Farmer.
29.09.1916     enlisted, Coldstream Guards (to Army Reserve 30.09.1916)
14.04.1917 - 20.04.1919 mobilized (Caterham 16.04.1917; posted 2nd Battalion 01.04.1918; posted 3rd Battalion 15.04.1918; posted 2nd Battalion 26.08.1918 (embarked with Battalion Dunkirk 26.02.1919); transferred to Class "Z" Army Reserve on demobilization)
c. 1925 - 1941 enlisted in the Auxiliary Force North Bengal Mounted Rifles
Tea planter, probably at Sailihat Jalpaiguri (travelled from Calcutta, India per "Morvado" via Madras, Colombo, Marseilles and Plymouth, arriving in London 17.04.1931).
27.05.1941     commissioned, Indian Army (General List) [emergency commission]
      served with 8th Army (North Africa, Italy), attached to 9th Bengal Rifles
Post-war again farmer.
Grimshaw,
Ewing Henry Wrigley
"Harry"

E.H.W. Grimshaw


30.06.1911
India
-
01.11.2007
Amesbury Abbey
2nd Lt.
29.01.1931 [50117]
Lt.
29.04.1933
Capt.
29.01.1939
A/Maj.
23.02.1941-22.05.1941
T/Maj.
23.05.1941-30.06.1941,
15.04.1944-14.07.1944
WS/Maj.
15.07.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
15.04.1944-14.07.1944
T/Lt.Col.
15.07.1944-13.08.1945,
01.07.1949-15.03.1953
A/Brig.
16.03.1945-15.09.1945
...
...
Maj.Gen.
22.01.1962 (retd 30.07.1965)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB
1965
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
1957
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.06.1945
Burma
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
10.06.1954
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.08.1943
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
?
29.01.1931


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
05.04.1932


commissioned, Indian Army



served War of 1939-1945: Western Desert & Burma (despatches twice)
06.04.1943
-
15.04.1944
Brigade Major, ... (India)
16.03.1945
-
04.03.1946
Commander, 161st Indian Brigade
03.10.1947


transferred, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers



active service in Malaya, 1948 and 1950, Kenya, 1954, Suez, 1956 and Cyprus, 1958; General Officer Commanding, 44th Division (TA) and Home Counties District, 1962-1965
Colonel, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1966-1968; Deputy Colonel, The Royal Irish Rangers, 1968-1973. Deputy Constable, Dover Castle, 1962-1965.
Groves,
Robert
R. Groves (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Groves & Mr Kurt Hansen) R. Groves (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Groves & Mr Kurt Hansen)
Married ...; three sons (youngest being 2nd Lt. Trevor Kevin Groves, Indian Army).
?
-
Conductor ?
Lt. 15.05.1941
WS/Capt. 15.04.1944
WS/Maj. 05.08.1944
T/Lt.Col. 05.08.1944-(04.1947)
1921 - 1941 served in the ranks, Indian Army
15.04.1941     commissioned, "Special List" of Quartermasters of the Indian Army [emergency commission]
05.05.1944 - 12.05.1945 an Assistant Quartermaster-General, HQ Central Command, India
13.05.1945 - (04.1947) an Assistant Quartermaster-General, Directorate of Quartering, India Headquarters Staff
His grandson writes: "My Grandfather, Robert Groves mustered out in 1947 as a Lt.Col. and deputy quartermaster of the BIA. He was granted the mayoralty of Camberley, Surrey, where I was conceived. His three sons all joined up in 1940 in Delhi, one in the air force and the two others in the army. My dad had Japanese as a language and was made a Lt. in the allied intelligence branch and served in Burma, Malaysia and in Indo-China. His immediately older brother became an infantry officer. His oldest brother joined the RAF. My Dad ended his war-time career in Japan, as a witness in the war-crimes trials, and was then sent back to India (Madras) from whence he immigrated to Canada."
Groves,
Trevor Kevin
T.K. Groves (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Groves & Mr Kurt Hansen) T.K. Groves (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Groves & Mr Kurt Hansen)
T.K. Groves (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Groves & Mr Kurt Hansen) T.K. Groves (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Groves & Mr Kurt Hansen)
T.K. Groves (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Groves & Mr Kurt Hansen)
Son of Lt.Col. Robert Groves, Indian Army.
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 12.11.1942 [EC 6576]
WS/Lt. ? (reld 18.03.1947)
T/Capt. 1946?
Hon. Capt. 18.03.1947
12.11.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
His son writes: "Lt. Groves served with the 14th or 15th Punjabi Regiments, but served most of the war in allied intelligence (he was fluent in Japanese). He was an acting Major at some point (I have his cary-all with his name and Major's rank in Japanese)' and finished up his service in Japan at the War Crimes Trials, but shipped back in late 1946 to Madras, where he left for Montreal."
Grummitt,
Thomas Arthur

T.A. Grummitt
Son of Walter Grummitt, and Eliza Stancer.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
05.03.1915
Grantham district, Leicestershire / Lincolnshire
-
(12?).1979
Bromley district, Kent
Wt.Offr. ?
Assistant Commissary (Lt.) 27.04.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Capt. ? ?
      enlisted, Royal Artillery
27.04.1944     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps (with HQ Southern Command at some time)
Guild,
James Wyllie
J.W. Guild
Son of William Auld Guild, and Georgina Gordon.
Married ...; one daughter.
31.07.1912
Orange Grove, Johannesburg, South Africa
-
(12?).1983
Oundle district, Huntingdonshire
Lt. 04.02.1942, seniority 04.02.1937
T/Capt. 04.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Maj. 1946?
      Chota Nagpur Cavalry Regiment
04.02.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Gurdial Singh
Gurdial Singh (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
15.06.1908
-
2nd Lt.
31.01.1929 [IA 935]
Lt.
30.04.1931
Capt.
31.01.1938
Maj.
31.01.1946
T/Lt.Col.
(1947)
31.01.1929
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
25.03.1930
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Gurdit Singh
Gurdit Singh (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
?
-
Maj. (1945)
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Gurpartal Singh
Gurpartal Singh (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis)
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
Lt. ?
Capt. ?
?     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission?]
23.03.1942 - 02.05.1942 Officers' Light Anti-Aircraft course serial No. 18, Anti-Aircraft School
Gwyn,
Philip Eustace Congreve Jermy
P.E.C.J. Gwyn (Photo courtesy of Mr Lionel V. Kerry)
Third of five sons of Maj. Reginald Preston Jermy Gwyn (1869-1955), and Isabel Mary Gertrude Nicholson (1870-1942), of Stanfield Hall, Norfolk.
Married (07.01.1928, Tokyo, Japan) Elisabeth Susanna Edith Tilley, daughter of the Rt.Hon. Sir John Anthony Cecil Tilley, GCMG, GCVO, CB (1869-1952), and Edith Honoria Cuninghame (?-1949); two sons, one daughter.
14.01.1899
Dover, Kent
-
(09?).1976
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 27.10.1917 [66995]
Lt. 27.10.1918
Capt. 27.10.1922
Maj. 27.10.1935
A/Lt.Col. 01.04.1941-30.06.1941
T/Lt.Col. 01.07.1941-26.10.1943
Lt.Col. 27.10.1943
local Col. 19.12.1942-27.01.1944
A/Col. 28.01.1944-27.07.1944
T/Col. 28.07.1944-(04.1946)
Col. 06.07.1947, seniority 27.10.1946 (retd 20.11.1948)
A/Brig. 28.01.1944-27.07.1944
T/Brig. 28.07.1944-(04.1946)
Hon. Brig. 20.11.1948
Mention in Despatches MID 28.10.1942 Burma 12.41-05.42
Education: Stonyhurst; Staff College (psc).
27.10.1917     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
02.11.1917     commissioned, Indian Army (27th Punjabis)
      served in WW I
23.12.1935 - 06.01.1937 Staff Captain, ... (India)
1936 - 1937 served in Waziristan
07.01.1937 - 02.10.1940 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ China Command (Hong Kong) (temporary)
03.12.1942 - (04.1944) an Assistant Director of Military Intelligence, General Staff Branch, India Headquarters Staff
27.10.1943     Commanding Officer, 14th Punjabi Regiment (Burma)
08.03.1949 - 14.01.1957 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Chairman Depwade RDC, 1957-1965.
       

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