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1939-1945

 

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Lack,
Richard Robert
R.R. Lack
Son of Robert Richard Lack, and ... Kemp.
02.02.1914
Wayland district, Norfolk
-
12.1998
Norwich district, Norfolk
2nd Lt.
26.10.1940 [EC 783]
WS/Capt.
? (reld 16.02.1950)
Capt. TA
16.02.1950, seniority 07.06.1945 [329438]
Maj. TA
01.11.1952
26.10.1940




commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
10.11.1940


served 10th Cavalry QVO Guides
16.02.1950?
 
 
commissioned, Northumberland Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
22.11.1956
-
02.02.1964
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Lacy-Scott,
David Geffrey
D.G. Lacy-Scott

18.08.1920
Calcutta, India
-
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 27.10.1941 [EC 3850]
WS/Lt. ? (reld 22.12.1945; ill-health)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 22.12.1945
Education: Marlborough College; Cambridge University.
27.10.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Cricket player, 1946-1948.
Lafferty,
Richard Grey Delamere
R.G.D. Lafferty
19.05.1923
-
Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
26.11.1942
WS/Lt.
26.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt. ?
?
26.11.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served with the Maratha Light Infantry
Lambert,
Basil Eric
B.E. Lambert
Son of ... Lambert, and ... Gale.
Married ((12?).1948, Surrey North Western district) Madge L. Graves; ... children (two daughters?).
01.01.1923
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [EC 11754]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld > 01.1947, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 16.03.1944-(12.1946)
Lt. 01.02.1951, seniority 25.07.1946 [416035]
Capt. 03.02.1954, seniority 22.06.1952
Maj. 01.01.1957
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 12.03.1957 -
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 17.09.1963 1st clasp
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD 17.03.1970 2nd clasp
05?.1943 - 08.1943 Offcer Cadet Training Unit, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
08.1943     10th Baluch Regiment (HQ in Karachi), immediately seconded to Movements & Transportation
      later given small operating unit in New Delhi, then posted to Burma
01.02.1951     Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section), Supplementary Reserve of Officers [later: Army Emergency of Officers]
15.07.1965     transferred, Royal Corps of Transport
01.04.1967     Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
31.03.1970     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Lambert,
Denis de Gruchy
D. de G. Lambert (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter de G. Lambert, original in possession Mr Mike Evans, via Mr Guy Dixon)
Son of John Sempill Lambert, an Assistant Commissioner of Indian Railways, and Constance Annie de Gruchy.
Married (11.12.1934) Ella Mary Gwendolen ffoliott Powell (20.12.1905- 14.02.1987), daughter of Col. Atherton ffoliott Powell, and Emily Alice Powell; two children.
08.09.1900
Manmar
-
02.1994
Uckfield district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 24.12.1920 [IA 258]
Lt. 24.03.1923
Capt. 24.12.1928
Maj. 01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col. 03.08.1943-02.11.1943
T/Lt.Col. 03.11.1943-(01.1946)
Lt.Col. 24.12.1946 (retd 08.05.1948)
Lt.Col. RARO 01.01.1949 [402699]
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
24.12.1920     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
27.03.1922     commissioned, Indian Army
01.04.1932 - 22.01.1934 ADC to the Governor of the United Provinces
      served The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry)
1947?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
01.01.1949 - 08.09.1955 7th Hussars - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Lamond,
Ian Scott
I.S. Lamond
Married (03.09.1951) Irene Margaret Simpson Collier; one son.
27.06.1915
Meigle, Perthshire, Scotland

-
13.12.1993
Dundee, Scotland
2nd Lt.
23.01.1944 [EC12743]
WS/Lt.
09.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
[A?]/Capt.
?
Military Cross MC
24.05.1945
Burma (capture of Meiktilla)



served in the ranks, 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry - Territorial Army
23.01.1944


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served 9th Royal Deccan Horse - Indian Armoured Corps (Burma)
Lancaster,
Maurice Poynter
M.P. Lancaster (Photo coutersy of Mrs Francesca Lessing)
Son (with one half-brother) of Theodore Pointer Lancaster (1869-1938), and Ethel Louise Nash (1869-1899).
Married (08.02.1930, Cannanore, Madras, India) Enid Mary Jane Frere (14.06.1907 - 1983?), daughter (with two sisters) of Allan Gray Frere (1879-1937), and Aelia Katherine Melissa King (1883-1975); one son, two daughters.
16.05.1898
Waterlooville, Hampshire
-
14.06.1946
British Military Hospital, Poona, India
[Kirkee War Cemetery, India, 2.A.7]
Lt. 20.09.1919, seniority 31.07.1919 [IA 769]
Capt. 24.04.1923
Maj. 24.04.1936
A/Lt.Col. 06.05.1941-05.08.1941
T/Lt.Col. 06.08.1941-23.04.1944
Lt.Col. 24.04.1944
Distinguished Service Order DSO 03.03.1942 Middle East [recommendation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East 02.41-07.41
      served in the ranks for 1 day; transferred to Army Reserve 08.06.1916; served in the ranks Mobilized Army Reserve for 1 year, 22 days; mobilized Indian Army Reserve of Officers to 19.09.1919 [1 year, 324 days]
20.09.1919     commissioned, Indian Army
(1941/42)     Commanding Officer, 2/5th Mahratta Light Infantry (DSO, despatches) [captured at Tobruk]
1942? - 1945 POW (No. 1965) in Italian & German captivity (latterly at Oflag O79, Braunschweig)
? - 14.06.1946 General HQ (I), Simla, India
Larder,
Thomas Henry
T.H. Larder
10.06.1907
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
(12?).1976
Southampton district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 04.03.1942 [EC 5725]
WS/Lt. ?
WS/Capt. ? (reld 02.09.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 02.09.1946
04.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Latchford,
Trevor Austin
T.A. Latchford
07.11.1923
-
?
2nd Lt. 04.10.1942
WS/Lt. 04.10.1942? (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
      served in the ranks, Royal Berkshire Regiment
04.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Lavender,
Sydney Salter
S.S. Lavender
Son of F.W. Lavender, JP, of Walsall, Staffordshire.
Married ((09?).1939, Ploughley & Bullingdon district, Oxfordshire) Elizabeth Mary Scott, daughter of Rev. Stanley Pelham Scott, MA, of Shobrooke, Devonshire; two sons.
28.08.1894
Walsall, Staffordshire
-
1976
Storrington, West Sussex
T/2nd Lt. 26.03.1915-30.09.1916 [11546]
T/Lt. 01.10.1916-11.01.1918
Lt. British Army 26.12.1916
Lt. 12.01.1918 [AI 749 (IA 284??)]
T/Capt. 07.07.1919-17.11.1919
Capt. 26.12.1919
Maj. 26.12.1933
A/Lt.Col. 01.02.1940-30.04.1940
T/Lt.Col. 01.05.1940-28.05.1940
Lt.Col. 29.05.1940 (retd 20.10.1947)
A/Col. 13.04.1945-(04.1947)
A/Brig. 13.04.1945-(04.1947)
T/Brig. (1947)
Hon. Brig. 20.10.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO 30.12.1941 Middle East
Distinguished Service Order DSO 24.02.1942 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID 01.03.1945 escape & evasion
      South Staffordshire Regiment
30.11.1916     transferred, Machine Gun Corps
12.01.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
      46th Punjab Regiment
07.07.1919 - 17.11.1919 Assistant Provost Marshal, India
      14th Punjab Regiment
1930 - 1931 North West Frontier Province
1936 - 1937 North West Frontier Province
(1938) - (1941) 4th Battalion 16th Punjab Regiment (North Africa & Eritrea)
Law,
Edward Lionel
E.L. Law
24.11.1891
-
T/2nd Lt.
06.01.1916-30.04.1916
T/Lt.
01.05.1916-23.05.1917
T/Capt.
24.05.1917-12.08.1918
Lt.
13.08.1918, seniority 06.10.1917 [IA 671]
A/Capt.
08.12.1919-15.04.1920
Capt.
11.09.1920
Maj.
11.09.1934
Lt.Col.
11.09.1942 (retd 26.01.1947)



served Manchester Regiment
13.08.1918
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army (probationary; 13.08.1919 confirmed)
(06.1939)
 
 
served Hong Kong Mule Corps (captured by the Japanese for allegedly taking films in a prohibited area, but was released after the intervention of the British consul)
...
-
...
...
Lawford,
James Philip
J.P. Lawford
Son of Lancelot Henry Lawford, an officer in the Chinese Maritime Customs, and Laura Hamilla Taylor.
Married (16.12.1944) Joan Mary Spencer; two sons, two daughters.
29.12.1915
Peking, China
-
06.11.1977
Winchfield, Basingstoke, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
28.08.1937, seniority 30.01.1936 [631 AI]
Lt.
16.01.1939, seniority 30.04.1938
A/Capt.
18.08.1940-25.10.1940,
07.11.1940-17.11.1940
T/Capt.
18.11.1940-14.10.1942
WS/Capt.
15.10.1942
Capt.
30.01.1944
A/Maj.
15.07.1942-14.10.1942
T/Maj.
15.10.1942-15.09.1943,
03.11.1943-24.12.1947,
04.10.1948-29.01.1949
Maj.
30.01.1949
Lt.Col.
02.04.1959 (retd 28.05.1961)
Military Cross MC
05.10.1944
Burma
Education: Cheltenham College; Clare College, Cambridge (honours MA degree in history 1937).
 
 
 
University Candidates - General List - Territorial Army
28.08.1937
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
16.01.1939
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army
1938
-
1947
1st Battalion, 16th Punjab Regiment (NW Frontier & Burma border)
25.12.1947
 
 
transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Special List) - British Army
Senior lecturer in international affairs, later senior lecturer in communication at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, 1967-1977.
Published: (editor with W. E. Catto) Solah Punjab : the history of the 16th Pubjab Regiment (1967); (with Peter Young) Charge : or, How to play war games (1969, new edition 1986); (editor with Young) History of the British Army (1970); History of the 30th Punjabis (1972); (with Young) Wellington's masterpiece : the Battle and Campaign of Salamanca (1972); History of the Battle of Salamanca (1973); Wellington's Peninsula Army (1973); The Battle of Vitoria 1813 (1973); Clive : Proconsul of India (1976); (editor and contributor) The Cavalry (1976); (with Young) Napoleon : the last campaigns, 1813-15 (1977); Britain's Army in India : from its origins to the conquest of Bengal (1978).
Lawrence,
Charles Sydney
C.S. Lawrence (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.)
13.11.1941
13.11.1941


commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
Lawrenson,
Ralph
R. Lawrenson
Married Gertrude Talbot Edwards; one son, one daughter.
20.07.1899
South Africa
-
1973
UK
2nd Lt.
20.12.1918 [AI 338 & 14620]
Lt.
20.12.1919
Capt.
20.12.1924
Maj.
20.12.1936
A/Lt.Col.
18.11.1941-17.02.1942
T/Lt.Col.
18.02.1942-19.12.1944
Lt.Col.
20.12.1944 (retd 29.04.1948)
A/Brig.
(1943)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
09.09.1942
Middle East
20.12.1918
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
30.03.1919


commissioned, Indian Army
30.11.1920
-
31.03.1921
Orderly Officer, attached 51st Sikhs



16th Punjab Regiment
(1942)


4 Battalion 6 Rajputana Rifles (Middle East (Egypt and Libya))
1943
-
1943
Commander, 7th Indian Infantry Brigade (temporary?)



Special List (ex-Indian Army)
01.01.1949
-
20.07.1954
Gloucestershire Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Laws,
[the Rev.] Howard Stracey
H.S. Laws (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Laws)
Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Robert George Laws, of Uphill, Weston-super-Mare.
Brother of Col. Arthur Thurlow Laws, RA.
Married (22.09.1942, The Cathedral, Calcutta, India) Peggie Elise Borie Leech, daughter of Lt.Col. Alleyn Borie Robert Leech, Indian Army, and Violet Elise Lewis.
Residence: (1950) Pen-y-Bigil, Ogmore-by-Sea, Glamorgan.
05.06.1913
-
07.1991
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
P/O RAF (SR) 11.02.1932 (reld 23.01.1933)
P/O (prob) RAF 23.01.1933
F/O RAF 23.07.1934
F/Lt. RAF 01.10.1936 (reld 10.02.1939)
Lt. 07.03.1939, seniority 10.05.1935 [837 AI]
A/Capt. 21.10.1939-20.01.1940
T/Capt. 21.01.1940-22.04.1940,
26.06.1940-31.03.1941
Capt. 10.02.1941
A/Maj. 01.01.1941-31.03.1941
T/Maj. 01.04.1941-30.08.1941,
01.09.1941-01.11.1941,
10.09.1942-30.06.1946
Maj. 01.07.1946
A?/Lt.Col. ? (retd 1948)
Education: Sherborne College (2nd term 1927-1931).
11.02.1932     commissioned, RAF Special Reserve (General Duties Branch)
23.01.1933     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
27.05.1936     RAF Station Biggin Hill
19.10.1936     No. 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices) RAF (Halton)
26.08.1937     HQ No. 5 (Bomber) Group RAF (Mildenhall)
21.01.1939     transferred to Reserve (Class A)
10.02.1939     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
07.03.1939     commissioned, Indian Army
      19th Hyderabad Regiment
      Kumaon Regiment
16.10.1945 - (04.1946) a Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, Directorate of Prisoners of War, Adjutant-General's Branch, India Headquarters Staff
Land agent. Joined the clergy, being ordained as Deacon 21.05.1967 (Probate 1968) to Wotton, Gloucestershire (1967-1970). Retired 01.12.1978 as Rector of Aston Ingham and The Lea (from 1970), diocese of Hereford.
Lazaras,
Spyridion Stylianos
S.S. Lazarus (Photo courtesy of Mr Marcel Vrachliotis)

Son of Demosthenes and Joanna Lazaras.

Married Arlette Hagemann; one daughter.
Of Corfu, Greece.
16.03.1913
Haldibari, India
-
06.03.1946
Dibrugharh, India
[Gauhati War Cemetery, India, 4.A.4]
A/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 12.08.1942 [EC 8079]
WS/Lt. 12.08.1943
A/Capt. 31.05.1944
12.08.1942     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Leach,
Harry
H. Leach (Photo courtsey of Mr R. Leach)
Son of James Edward Leach (1870-), and Dora Mary Starkey (1874-1905).
Married Alberta Simpson (08.07.1907-09.2002); one daughter, one son).
15.08.1902
Barrow-in-Furness
-
13.03.1946
Highcliffe-on-Sea
[Highcliffe (St Mark) Churchyard, sec. 8, grave 8]
T/Conductor
?
2nd Lt.
09.06.1943 [OS/227]
T/Lt.
09.09.1943-13.03.1946



served in the ranks, Royal Indian Army Ordnance Corps
09.06.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Leather,
Colin
C. Leather
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
21.12.1915
-
03.2004
Hull district, Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 16.10.1940 [EC 1074]
A/Capt. 30.12.1940-29.03.1941
T/Capt. 30.03.1941-15.03.1946
WS/Capt. 16.03.1946
A/Maj. 16.12.1945-15.03.1946
T/Maj. 16.03.1946-07.03.1948
Lt. 10.05.1947, seniority 03.03.1941 [366356]
Capt. 10.05.1947, seniority 01.07.1946
T/Maj. 03.01.1950-20.12.1951
Maj. 21.12.1951 (retd 20.07.1960)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 26.06.1947 gallant and distinguished
services in the Netherlands East Indies prior to 30.11.46
Education: Staff College (psc).
16.10.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 09.05.1947]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (MBE)
[Captured after the fall of Tobruk on 26 June 1942 and woke up on an Italian hospital ship before being transferred to Caserta Hospital. He escaped around the time of the Italian Armistice but was recaptured and then somehow transferred with Allied soldiers to Gothenburg from a Stalag POW where he sailed to Liverpool in Aug 1944 on the SS Drotningholm.]
10.05.1947     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [permanent commission]
Lee,
Harry Mackwood Crowther
H.M.C. Lee
04.06.1916
-
03.04.2000
Mid Surrey district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 27.08.1936 [699 AI]
Lt. 27.11.1938
WS/Capt. 16.03.1941
Capt. 27.08.1944
A/Maj. ...-15.03.1941
T/Maj. 16.03.1941-30.06.1941,
(10.1944)-(10.1946)
Capt. 21.11.1947, seniority 27.08.1944 [378782]
Maj. 27.08.1949 (retd 04.01.1971)
T/Lt.Col. 29.04.1954-19.04.1960
Hon. Lt.Col. 04.01.1971
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (01.02.1935-1936); Staff College (psc).
27.08.1936     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
06.11.1937     commissioned, Indian Army (18th Royal Garhwal Rifles)
      3rd Battalion 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles
(04.1946) - (10.1946) Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG) (Demobilization), General HQ, India
     

Special List (ex Indian Army)

21.11.1947     permanent commission, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Lee,
Thomas Roy
"Tom"
T.R. Lee
Married three times (last wife still alive at 08.2012).
29.08.1925
-
08.2012 still alive in Devon
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 19.03.1944 [EC 12705]
WS/Lt. 19.09.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
T?/Capt. ?
19.03.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Princess Mary’s 10th Regiment (Burma)
Company director/importer of tea, spices, tobacco (Africa). Other various residences: London, Cannes (France), Devon.
 
Leech,
Alleyn Borie Robert
A.B.R. Leech (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Laws)
Only son of Mr & Mrs Lawrence Leech, of Clevedon, Somerset.
Married (14.07.1920, St Peter's, Parkstone) Violet Elise Lewis (02.05.1898 - 1984), elder twin daughter of John Penry Lewis, CMG (1854-1923), late Ceylon Civil Service, and Violet Marion U. Anderson; ... children (daughter Peggie married Capt. Howard Stacey Laws, Indian Army).
20.11.1896
Dorchester district, Dorset
-
03.08.1975
Aylmerton, Norwich, Norfolk
T/2nd Lt. 16.12.1914-25.06.1917
Lt. 26.06.1917, seniority 15.09.1916 [IA 934]
A/Capt. 16.10.1917-22.11.1917
Capt. 15.09.1919
Maj. 15.09.1933
Lt.Col. 03.06.1939 (retd 24.12.1947)
A/Col. 26.10.1944-(04.1947)
Hon. Col. 24.12.1947
Mention in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
Education: Denstone College (09.1911-07.1914; Heywood Dormitory (Black and Red); played cricket, 1914; xv, 1915).
16.12.1914     commissioned, 11th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment (served in France 09.1915-12.1915 & Saloniki 12.1915-06.1917)
11.05.1917     probationer to Indian Army
26.06.1917     commissioned, Indian Army (on probation; 26.06.1918 confirmed) & attached 1/98th Infantry (served India & Baluchistan 06.1917-05.1918)
      19th Hyderabad Regiment
Lees,
Howard Duncan
H.D. Lees
Son of William R. Lees, and Lilian Russell.
Married 1st ((03?).1947, Bridge district, Kent)Heather M. Smith; three sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((03?).1972, Brighton district, Sussex) Christine E. Bradley; one son.
02.07.1925
Wandsworth district, London
-
28.11.2004
Worthing, West Sussex
Spr. ? [14668448]
2nd Lt. 10.12.1944 [EC 15625]
WS/Lt. 10.05.1945 (Unemployed List 16.10.1947-16.01.1952)
Lt. 08.12.1948, seniority 02.07.1948 [401135]
Lt. 17.01.1952, seniority 05.09.1950
T/Capt. 10.05.1952-14.09.1952,
01.03.1954-04.09.1954
Capt. 05.09.1954
Maj. 05.09.1961 (retd 12.10.1967)
      served in the ranks, Royal Engineers for 1 year, 36 days
10.12.1944     commissioned, Sikh Rifles - Indian Army [emergency commission to 07.12.1948]
      seconded, Airborne Troops
      Special List (ex-Indian Army)
08.12.1948     commissioned, The Buffs - Territorial Army
17.01.1952     commissioned, The Buffs [permanent commission]
 
Leftwich,
John Martin
J.M. Leftwich
28.09.1923
-
07.2004
Croydon, London, Surrey
2nd Lt.
07.08.1943
Capt.
28.09.1950 (retd 01.03.1958)
07.08.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 04.07.1947]
05.07.1947


permanent commission, 3rd Dragoon Guards
Leigh,
Harold Charles
H.C. Leigh
29.06.1903
Axbridge district, Somerset
-
02.1991
Huntingdon district, Huntingdonshire
Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (with rank of Lt.) 16.05.1942, seniority 16.05.1937 (reld > 04.1947)
16.05.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Lemon,
Mark Wallis
M.W. Lemon (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Lentaigne,
Walter David Alexander
"Joe"

W.D.A. Lentaigne W.D.A. Lentaigne
W.D.A. Lentaigne W.D.A. Lentaigne
Elder son of late Hon. Mr Justice Lentaigne, Burma High Court and Stackallen, Navan, Eire.
Married 1st (1928) Suzanne Catherine Marsden; one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd (1948) Hermione Constance, youngest daughter of late Sir Alfred
Lascelles, QC; one son.
15.07.1899
-
24.06.1955
London
2nd Lt.
01.10.1918
Lt.
01.10.1919
Capt.
01.10.1924
Maj.
01.10.1936
local Lt.Col.
01.12.1940-17.07.1941
A/Lt.Col.
19.07.1941-18.10.1941
T/Lt.Col.
19.10.1941-05.02.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
06.02.1943
Lt.Col.
01.10.1944
A/Col.
06.08.1942-05.02.1943
T/Col.
06.02.1943-29.03.1945
WS/Col.
30.03.1945
A/Brig.
06.08.1942-05.02.1943
T/Brig.
06.02.1943-29.03.1945
A/Maj.Gen.
30.03.1944-29.03.1945
T/Maj.Gen.
30.03.1945-(01.1946) (retd 1955)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1947
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1945
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1942
?
Mention in Despatches MID
1920s
Waziristan
Mention in Despatches MID
1937?
Waziristan
Mention in Despatches MID
1944?
Burma
Education: Oratory School, Edgbaston; Imperial Defence College (idc) (1946); Staff College (psc) (1935-1936)
01.10.1918


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
11.10.1918


commissioned, Indian Army (4th Gurkha Rifles)
1919


served Afghanistan, NWF
1919
-
1921
served Waziristan
1921
-
1924
served Waziristan (despatches)
1930


served NW Frontier, India
1936
-
1937
served Waziristan (despatches)
03.07.1938
-
29.11.1940
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General India (served Waziristan 1938-1939)
01.12.1940
-
17.07.1941
Instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Staff College Quetta, India
19.07.1941
-
08.1942
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles (served Burma)
06.08.1942
-
29.03.1944
Commander, 111th Indian Infantry Brigade ("Chindits") (Burma)
30.03.1944
-
1945
General Officer Commanding, 3rd Indian Infantry Division ("Chindits") (Burma)
1945
-
1946
General Officer Commanding, 39th Indian Division
1947


Director of Military Operations & Deputy Quartermaster-General, GHQ India
1948
-
1955
Commandant, Indian Staff College
Lermitte,
Leonard Ralph
L.R. Lermitte (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]
Le Warne,
Leslie Arthur
L.A. Le Warne
Married ((03?).1926, Reading district, Berkshire) ... House.
11.10.1890
Aldershot, Hampshire
-
(03?).1966
Reading district, Berkshire
Asst. Ordn. Mech. Eng. (with rank of Lt.)
19.09.1933 [OW/9]
Asst. Ordn. Mech. Eng. (with rank of Capt.)
23.04.1938
Asst. Ordn. Mech. Eng. (with rank of Maj.)
05.11.1940 (retd 06.09.1946)
WW I
 
 
served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the British Army
19.09.1933


commissioned, Indian Army Departments



based in Quetta in the early 1930s and probably involved in tank action in Waziristan at about that time and then spent a brief period at Hyderabad Sindh



spent most of the war with Japan at Agra in the Red Fort there
Lewton-Brain,
Derek
D. Lewton-Brain
Son of Lawrence Lewton-Brain, MA (1879-1922), of Kuala Lumpur, and Anne Elizabeth O'Meara (1877-1967), of Parkstone, Dorset.
Brother of Lt. Gerald Evan Lewton-Brain, Indian Army, and Capt. Eustace Gerrard Lewton-Brain, RA.
Married ((12?).1945, Bournemouth district, Dorset) Evelyn Constance Helen Wood (25.09.1910 - 06.1998), daughter (with one brother) of Archibald Thomas Wood (1874-1965), and Maud Leahy (1880-1967); three daughters.
02.03.1913
-
01.1991
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
2nd Lt. 02.08.1943
Education: St Gregory's School, Downside.
02.08.1943     commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers [emergency commission]
Lewton-Brain,
Gerald Evan
D. Lewton-Brain
Son of Lawrence Lewton-Brain, MA (1879-1922), of Kuala Lumpur, and Anne Elizabeth O'Meara (1877-1967), of Parkstone, Dorset.
Brother of 2nd Lt. Derek Lewton-Brain, Army in Burma Reserdve of Officers, and Capt. Eustace Gerrard Lewton-Brain, RA.
Married (01.1941).
24.01.1907
-
01.1999
Mid Powys district, Wales
2nd Lt. 30.01.1943
WS/Lt. 30.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Served with Indian police.
30.01.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Lightfoot,
Rowland Wynn
R.W. Lightfoot
Son (with one brother and one sister) of George William Lightfoot (1872-1948), and Laura Elizabeth Smith (1879-1954).
Married (08.1942, Quetta, Baluchistan, India) Nancy Korb (14.05.1916 - 11.1984).
31.12.1911
Masham, Yorkshire
-
01.1984
South Shields district, Tyne and Wear
Wt.Offr. ?
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 08.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
08.04.1944     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Lincke,
Leo Diarmid Phipps
"Old Man" / "Bunny"
L.D.P. Lincke (Photo courtesy of Fiona Lincke-Dion)
Son (with one sister) of Sidney Howard Phipps Lincke (1891-1955), and Iris Lydia MacDiarmid (1898-1983).
Married ...; five daughters, one son.
16.11.1921
Bombay, India
-
13.08.1987
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
[Saint Michaels Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida, plot scatterd]
2nd Lt. 29.03.1941
WS/Lt. ? (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Capt. ?
29.03.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa & Italy
Lincoln,
Owen Robert
O.R. Lincoln (Photo courtesy of Mr Clive Lincoln)
Married Constance Marcia "Dolly" Shepherd; three sons, one daughter
17.12.1904
Baroda, India
-
19.09.1993
Goondee Nursing Home, Strathfield, Sydney, Australia
2nd Lt.
11.06.1942
WS/Lt.
11.12.1942 (reld > 12.1947)
A/Capt. ??
?
11.06.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



possibly served with the Royal Indian Army Ordnance Corps
1947?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
Lindsay,
Pooler Leeman
P.L. Lindsay
Son of Richard Lindsay, and Mrs Lindsay, of Portadown.
Married (1932) Mary Cuthbert Greer Spence (22.05.1894 - 07.1987), daughter of Mr & Mrs T.H. Spence, of Gleneden, Portadown, Northern Ireland; two sons.
27.07.1899
Co. Armagh, Ireland
-
03.10.1988
Little Bealings, Woodbridge, Deben district, Suffolk
[All Saints’s Church Cemetery,
Little Bealings,
Suffolk]
2nd Lt. 31.01.1918
Lt. 31.01.1919
A/Capt. ...-16.05.1921
Capt. 31.01.1923
Maj. 31.01.1936
A/Lt.Col. 28.06.1941-27.09.1941
T/Lt.Col. 28.09.1941-30.01.1944
Lt.Col. 31.01.1944
A/Col. 10.06.1944-(01.1946)
Col. 01.08.1947, seniority 31.01.1947 (retd 01.07.1948)
A/Brig. 10.06.1944-(01.1946)
T/Brig. (1947)
Hon. Brig. 01.07.1948
31.01.1918     commissioned, Unattached List  (for Indian Army)
06.02.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
(1932) - (1935) 5/10th Baluch Regiment KGO (JR)
08.1941 - 04.1942 Commanding Officer, 14/10th Baluch Regiment
15.04.1942 - ? Commanding Officer, 7/10th Baluch Regiment
1944 - 1947 Commander, 150th Indian Infantry Brigade
1947?     Special List (ex-Indian Army) [service number 391993]
Lindsey,
Peter Kenneth John
P.K.J. Lindsey
?
-
2nd Lt.
09.07.1942
WS/Lt.
09.01.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
09.07.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



possibly served with the 5th Punjab Regiment
1945/46?


transferred, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
Little,
David Fountaine
D.F. Little (Photo courtesy of Mr James McKemey) D.F. Little (Photo courtesy of Mr James McKemey)
D.F. Little (Photo courtesy of Mr James McKemey)
Son of Francis W. Little, and Mary I. Fountaine.
Married twice; two daughters from first marriage.
22.09.1922
Worcester district, Worcestershire

-
27.04.2012
in hospital, Brighton
(fatally injured after a fall at Hurstpierpont on 23.04.2012)
2nd Lt. 10.12.1941 [EC 6014]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Lt. 14.07.1945, seniority 22.03.1944 [350631]
Capt. 22.09.1948 (dismissed the service by sentence of a General Court Martial 02.06.1950)
Military Cross MC 16.11.1944 Burma *
      served in the ranks for 190 days (mobilized Territorial Army)
10.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      14th Punjab Regiment
(1944)     153rd Parachute Battalion, attached to 2/5th Royal Gurkha Rifles Frontier Force (MC)
14.07.1945     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment [permanent commission]
1948     6th Parachute Battalion
      4th/6th Parachute Battalion, British Army of the Rhine
Started working in tea plantations, 1950.
* Recommendation for the award of an immediate Military Cross to A/Capt. D.F. Little: Capt. Little was in command of D Company 2/5th Royal Gurkha Rifles which was holding the forward south west positions of our box at Ningthoukong village. Early in the morning of 12 June 1944 the Japanese attacked  heavily, preceded by six tanks and accompanied by an intense artillery and mortar bombardment. The leading platoon of D Company and the neighbouring platoon on its left were blasted from their positions by the Japanese tanks, and casualties began to mount rapidly, particularly amongst sub-unit commanders, further to the rear through the enemy bombardment and close range fire of Japanese tanks not within our position. In consequence the situation became confused and for some time was critical. With great coolness and under heavy fire, Capt. Little reorganized his men and so re-grouped them that the enemy penetration on his front was halted and all further efforts by him to advance were thrown back. Meanwhile, a Japanese tank was halted in a lane about 40 yards from Capt. Little's headquarters and was causing casualties by the sweeping close range fire of its guns. Capt. Little at once took a PIAT gun and crossing some exposed ground under heavy and accurate fire stalked the tank down a narrow approach under full observation and secured two hits on it with his PIAT bombs. Throughout the day, Capt. Little handles his company with tactical skill and set a fine example of coolness and leadership under difficult conditions, combined with a complete disregard for his own personal safety.
[Recommended 21.06.1944 by Lt.Col. N. Eustace, commanding 2/5 Royal Gurkha Rifles, approved 25.06.1944 by Brig. R.C.O. Hedley, commanding 48th Gurkha Infantry Brigade, 27.07.1944 by Maj.Gen. D.T. Cowan, commanding 17th Indian Light Division, 28.07.1944 by Lt.Gen. G.A.P. Scoones, commanding IV Corps, 05.08.1944 by Lt.Gen. W.J. Slim, commanding 14th Army, 16.08.1944 by Gen. G.J. Giffard, commanding 11th Army Group.]
Lloyd,
Edward George
E.G. Lloyd
?
-
Sub-Conductor (T/Cond.) ?
Lt. & Assistant Commissary 02.09.1941
T/Capt. 15.01.1944-(04.1946)
16.01.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      escaped Singapore to India 01.1942; on staff of "IACC", Southern Command Advance HQ
Locke,
Edwin Albert
E.A. Locke
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Albert John Locke (1884-1960), and Ethel Harris (1883-1950).
 
17.03.1909
Enfield, Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
04.09.1976
Haywards Heath, Cuckfield district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 02.09.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
Working for Liptons Tea in Calcutta.
02.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Loftus-Tottenham,
Frederick Joseph
F.J. Loftus-Tottenham (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Baker)
Son of Frederick William Loftus Tottenham (1870-1936), and Roberta Guadaloupe Barron (?-1975), of Glenfarne Hall, Leitrim, Ireland.
Married 1st (23.12.1922) Marjorie Fielden Dare (27.01.1900 - 30.09.1978), daughter of Alfred Dare, of Kobe, Japan; three sons (eldest two killed in action: Lt. Ralph Frederick Loftus-Tottenham, Indian Army & Lt. John Richard Loftus-Tottenham, Indian Army).
Married 2nd (16.09.1980) Isobel Helen Baker (05.01.1905 - 08.05.1992).
04.05.1898
-
11.04.1987
Warminster, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 18.04.1916 [IA 73]
Lt. 18.04.1917
Capt. 18.04.1920
Maj. 18.04.1934
A/Lt.Col. 20.05.1940-19.08.1940
T/Lt.Col. 20.08.1940--17.04.1942
Lt.Col. 18.04.1942
local Col. 26.09.1942-26.02.1943
A/Col. 27.02.1943-26.08.1943
T/Col. 27.08.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Col. ?
Col. 08.01.1947, seniority 18.04.1945
28.11.1947, dating changed to 01.01.1947 (retd 27.02.1948)
Col. RARO 03.07.1951, seniority 18.04.1945 
A/Brig. 27.02.1943-26.08.1943
T/Brig. 27.08.1943-(04.1946)
A/Maj.Gen. 04.08.1944-(04.1946)
T/Maj.Gen. ?
Hon. Maj.Gen. ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 12.06.1947 HM's birthday 47: Force 401
Distinguished Service Order DSO 22.06.1944 Burma
Distinguished Service Order DSO 22.03.1945 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 17.12.1942 Waziristan
Mention in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Burma
Education: St Edmunds College, Old Hall, Hertfordshire.
14.04.1916     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
25.04.1916     commissioned, Indian Army (Gurkha Rifles)
      served, 10th Gurkha Rifles
1941 - 1942 Commanding Officer, 153rd Gurkha Parachute Battalion
1942 - 1944 Commanding Officer, 33rd Indian Infantry Brigade (Burma)
04.08.1944 - 1945 General Officer Commanding, 81st (West Africa) Division (India, Burma) [except for 15-26.8.1944 & 31.1-2.3.1945]
1946 - 1947 Commander, Force 401 (Iraq)
27.02.1948     transferred, Special List (ex-Indian Army) [23216]
(1948)     General Officer Commanding, 7th Pakistan Infantry Division
28.08.1950     ceased to be employed with the Pakistan Armed Forces and reverted to retired list (Regular Army Reserve of Officers)
In charge Home Guard, Northern Ireland, 1954-1956.
Loftus-Tottenham,
John Richard
J.R. Loftus-Tottenham
Son (with two brothers) of Maj.Gen. Frederick Joseph Loftus-Tottenham, CBE, DSO, and Marjorie Fielden Dare, of Kensington, London.
Brother of Lt. Ralph Frederick Loftus-Tottenham, Indian Army.
05.04.1925
-
22.07.1945
(KIA) [age 20]
[Rangoon War Cemetery, Burma, 3.F.12]
2nd Lt. 03.10.1943 [EC 11985]
WS/Lt. 03.04.1944
03.10.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 22.07.1945 3rd Battalion 6th Gurkha Rifles (Burma)
Loftus-Tottenham,
Ralph Frederick
R.F. Loftus-Tottenham (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son (with two brothers) of Maj.Gen. Frederick Joseph Loftus-Tottenham, CBE, DSO, and Marjorie Fielden Dare, of Kensington, London.
Brother of Lt. John Richard Loftus-Tottenham, Indian Army.
15.10.1923
Uckfield district, Sussex
-
18.02.1944
(KIA) [age 20]
[Cassino War Cemetery, Italy, XIX.F.9]
2nd Lt. 12.02.1942 [EC 4844]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
12.02.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1942) - 18.02.1944 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa & Italy)
Logan,
Eric Frank
E.F. Logan (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Logan)

Son of Allan J. Logan, and Alice J. Rooke.
Married ((09?).1949, Southend on Sea district, Essex) Stella J. Davis; two sons.
20.07.1921
Chelmsford district, Essex
-
26.09.1979
Birch, Colchester district, Essex
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 29.10.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
01.08.1945, seniority 01.10.1942 [350670]
A/Capt. 01.01.1943-31.03.1943
T/Capt. 01.04.1943-04.04.1943
Lt. 26.11.1947, seniority 20.07.1944
A/Capt. 26.11.1947
Capt. 20.07.1948 (Unattached List 01.10.1951-03.10.1952)
A/Maj. 28.05.1953
Maj. 20.07.1955, seniority 28.05.1953
Lt.Col. 01.08.1963
(Territorial) Efficiency Decoration TD 17.05.1960 -
29.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
      81 Company RIASC
01.08.1945     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
26.11.1947     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
01.10.1965     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Architect.
Long,
Robert Herbert
"Lucy"
R.H. Long
Son (with one brother) of John Norman Long (1882-1962), and Margaret Helen Webb (1878-1949).
Married Margaret Ethel Culshaw (12.12.1909 - 15.07.1988), daughter of George Harold Culshaw (1864-1930), and Ethel Louisa Carr (1874-1951); one son.
20.07.1905
Farnham district, Surrey
-
20.11.1970
Surrey Northern district (car accident) (formerly of Park Gardens, London SE9)
2nd Lt. 29.01.1927
T/Lt. 20.03.1929-28.01.1930
Lt. 29.01.1930
14.03.1936, seniority 29.04.1929
Capt. 14.03.1936, seniority 29.01.1936
A/Maj. 29.06.1940-31.08.1940,
07.06.1941-03.07.1941
T/Maj. 04.07.1941-28.01.1944
Maj. 29.01.1944
A/Lt.Col. 14.01.1942-20.03.1946
T/Lt.Col. 04.05.1946-04.11.1948
Lt.Col. 03.08.1951 (Employed List 1) [37261] (supernumerary 03.08.1954)
T/Col. 05.11.1948-31.07.1949
Col. 23.08.1954 (retd 31.08.1957)
T/Brig. 01.08.1949-28.04.1951
Hon. Brig. 31.08.1957
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 07.06.1951 HM's birthday 51: service with Pakistan Forces
Mention in Despatches MID 25.10.1940 ?
Education: Staff College (psc).
      served in the ranks for 3 years, 319 days
29.01.1927     commissioned, Prince of Wales's Volunteers
20.03.1929 - 10.03.1935 employed with Royal West African Frontier Force
14.03.1936     commissioned, Indian Army
29.06.1940 - 31.08.1940 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), Malaya Command
07.06.1941 - 31.01.1942 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), ...
14.01.1942 - 13.02.1942 Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), ...
02.02.1948 - 04.11.1948 Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), Pakistan
05.11.1948 - 31.07.1949 Colonel "Q", ...
01.08.1949 - 07.01.1951 Deputy Quartermaster-General (DQMG), ...
03.08.1951 - 07.08.1954 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), HQ 3rd Anti-Aircraft Group
23.08.1954 - (02.)1957 Colonel A/Q, Northern Command
31.08.1957 - 20.07.1963 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
His grandson writes: "I understand he was Adjutant of 2/7 Rajput Regiment in Corps HQ in Malaya when captured by Japanese. Served out the war in POW camps. Commanded 14th Rajputs in Burma in 1946; seconded to Pakistan army on independence/partition, promoted Acting Brigadier (subsequently awarded OBE for service with Pakistan army); resumed service with British Army at rank of Colonel, final two postings were Q staff officer positions in Nottingham and Edinburgh, I think."
Loraine-Smith,
Bernard Lawson
B.L. Loraine-Smith (Photo courtesy of Mrs Amber Sinclair)
Married ((06?).1946, Westminster district, London) Rachel Anne Studd (01.05.1924 - 05.12.2010); one daughter, one son.
20.04.1912
-
23.01.1985
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. SRO 10.02.1934
2nd Lt. 31.01.1936 [575 IA]
Lt. 30.04.1938
A/Capt. 10.12.1940-09.03.1941
T/Capt. 10.03.1941-01.06.1941,
16.07.1941-29.01.1944
Capt. 30.01.1944
Capt. 17.08.1946 [62336]
Maj. 20.04.1948 (retd 27.11.1953; disability)
Military Cross MC 24.05.1945 Burma [recommendation available upon request]
      late Officer Cadet, Cambridge University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
 10.02.1934     commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
31.01.1936     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
20.03.1937     commissioned, Indian Army (Probyn's Horse)
      served 5th (Probyn's Horse) Cavalry, Indian Armoured Corps (Burma; wounded in action 24.04.1945 & evacuated) (MC)
17.08.1946     transferred, 7th Queen's Own Hussars - Royal Armoured Corps [21.02.1947 antedated to 20.04.1935]
Lord,
Alfred
A. Lord

?
-
Lt. (Qr.Mr.)
12.05.1941 [363579]
WS/Capt. (Qr.Mr.)
12.05.1944 (reld 20.10.1947)
Hon. Capt. (Qr.Mr.)
20.10.1947?
Hon. Capt. (Qr.Mr.)
20.10.1951 (regranted)
2nd Lt. TA
23.01.1952
Capt. TA
23.01.1952 (reld 29.03.1956)
Hon. Capt. (Qr.Mr.)
29.03.1956 (regranted)

1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals; LSGC (Military) (named to Indian Army), 30.12.1947.




Quarter-Master-Sergeant (QMS), Lancashire Fusiliers
12.05.1941


commissioned a Lieutenant, “Special List” of Quarter-Masters of the Royal Engineers (Indian Army) [emergency commission]
23.02.1946
-
19.10.1947
transferred to General List
20.10.1947
-
20.10.1951
enlisted service, Territorial Army
23.01.1952
-
29.03.1956
commissioned service, Territorial Army

Lough,
Oliver William
O.W. Lough
Only on of Wilfrid H. Lough (1877-1959), and Madeline Hyslop (1890-1969), of Reigate, Surrey.
Married (07.09.1949, Eton district, Buckinghamshire) Mary Elizabeth Grant Bisset, third daughter of V.Adm. Arthur William La Touche Bisset, CB, CBE, RN, and Margaret Frances McNeil Grant, of Bishop's Blake, Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire; three sons, one daughter.

25.04.1921
Epsom district, Surrey
-
05.1986
Hastings & Rother district, East Sussex
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 01.10.1941 [4043]
WS/Lt. 01.05.1942
A/Capt. 01.02.1944-26.05.1945
T/Capt. 01.08.1945-08.09.1945
WS/Capt. 05.10.1946 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Maj. 27.05.1945-31.07.1945
T/Maj. 09.09.1945-...
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
Education: Trinity College, Oxford University (1949; MA).
20.12.1940 - 03.03.1941 Royal Scots (UK, from 05.01.1941 abroad)
04.03.1941 - 19.08.1941 Officer Training School, Bangalore (India)
20.08.1941 - 18.11.1941 Officer Training School, Ahmednagar
01.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
19.11.1941 - 31.07.1945 5th Armoured Brigade Transport Company RIASC, 255th Company RIASC & 605th Company RIASC
01.08.1945 - 08.09.1945 HQ Allied Land Forces South East Asia (Supply & Transport Directorate)
09.09.1945 - 25.02.1946 Officer Commanding, 605th Company RIASC
Headmaster, Temple Grove, Heron's Ghyll, nr Uckfield. Secretary Cottesmore Golf Club and Rye Golf Club.
Lovett,
Osmond de Turville
O. de T. Lovett (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) O. de T. Lovett
Son (with three brothers and two sisters) of William Edward Turville Lovett (1865-), and Maud Brock (?-1914), of Tamworth, Dunster.
Married (1940) Eleanor Barbara, fifth daughter of late Albert Leslie Wright, late of Butterley Hall, Derbyshire;
no children.

21.10.1898
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
17.10.1982
Natal, South Africa
2nd Lt. 18.06.1917 [IA 77]
Lt. 18.06.1918
Capt. 18.06.1921
Maj. 18.06.1935
A/Lt.Col. 06.03.1940-05.06.1940
T/Lt.Col. 06.06.1940-06.10.1940,
15.11.1940-17.06.1943
Lt.Col. 18.06.1943
WS/Col. ?
Col. 15.11.1946, seniority 18.06.1946
T/Brig. 1943
A/Maj.Gen. 17.07.1945-05.10.1945
T/Maj.Gen. 1945
Maj.Gen. 03.06.1947, seniority 08.05.1947(retd 18.10.1948)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1948 New Year 48
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 21.06.1945 Mediterranean
Distinguished Service Order DSO 17.06.1943 Middle East (Egypt & Lybia) *
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.07.1944 Italy **
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
General Service Medal GenSM - & clasp NW Persia
Mention in Despatches MID 1920? NW Persia 19-20
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
Education: Blundells, Tiverton; Cadet College, Wellington, India.
18.06.1917     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
27.06.1917     commissioned, Indian Army (1/9th Gurkha Rifles) (India)
16.05.1918 - 03.05.1919 served in Mesopotamia (2/9th Gurkha Rifles)
1919     transferred, 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
1919 - 1921 served NW Persia (wounded, whilst successfully ambushing a party of Bolsheviks during a snowstorm on 16.12.1920)
11.1923 - 1925 seconded to the Mandalay Battalion, Burma Military Police, as Assistant Commandant
05.1928 - 05.1933 seconded for duty with the Indian State Forces as Adjutant General Patiala State
01.1934     posted, 2nd Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (Waziristan 1939)
1940     Senior Supervising Officer of the Shamsher Dal Battalion of the Nepalese Contingent
1940     Commanding Officer, Regimental Centre, 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
03.03.1941 - 03.1941 acting Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
15.04.1941 - 03.1943 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (Meerut, 07.1941 Iraq, then Cyprus, then North Africa)
03.1943 - 05.04.1943
Commander, 7th Indian Infantry Brigade (North Africa) (wounded)
06?.1943 - (07?).1945 Commander, 7th Indian Infantry Brigade (Italy & Greece)
17.07.1945 - 05.10.1945 acting General Officer Commanding, 4th Indian Infantry Division (Greece)
10.1945 - 1946
General Officer Commanding, 19th Indian Infantry Division
1946 - 1947
General Officer Commanding, 7th Indian Infantry Division (Malaya)
      took over command of the Rawalpindi District during the troublesome time of partition
Settled in Natal, South Africa, where he took up farming in the Mooi River District.
* Brigadier O. de T. Lovett was commanding the 7th Indian Brigade during the AKARIT operations. It was on his skilful planning and by his Brigade that the almost inaccessible ZOUAI and FATNASSA features were stormed with complete success against determined opposition on a moonless night, and over 2000 prisoners captured there. The fighting spirit of his Brigade comes from himself and was shown in its best form by the speed, determination and fierceness of the thrust. His tactical skill in this operation could not have been surpassed and his courage and leadership were of the very highest order. Throughout, he was in the middle of the battle under intense shell, mortar and small arms fire conducting operations with his usual coolness and decision. Though wounded in three places early in the battle, one a severe wound, he refused to leave his Brigade and continued in command till the night when the battle was finished and the position secured for good. Brigadier Lovett’s conduct was an inspiration to his whole Brigade and to all from outside who chanced to be near him at any time.
** Brigadier Lovett commanded the 7th Indian Infantry Brigade in its operations in the hills North and North West of CASSINO from 10 Feb ’44 to 28 Mar ‘44. During the whole of this time the Brigade remained in the line without relief, frequently in heavy rain and snow and under intense shelling and mortaring. The Brigade carried out a major operation against the MONASTERY feature on 17/18 Feb and suffered heavy casualties. During every hour in these hills casualties were being sustained at the rate of some thirty every day and the whole area was exposed to enemy fire and under direct observation. Throughout this period of very considerable strain Brig Lovett remained calm and cheerful, visiting his troops daily and frequently going right up to forward company positions along exposed tracks, to move along which by day brought down mortar and MMG fire. These tracks were covered by enemy snipers who were extremely active during daylight. It is largely due to his inspiring leadership and personality, contempt of danger and personal example that his Brigade were able to remain in position without relief throughout this period. His responsibilities were more than ordinarily large because the sector under his command required five battalions to hold and carry out the operational role assigned to him. Owing to the great difficulty in communications it was not until Brigadier Lovett had himself visited his forward positions on 18 Feb that it was possible to obtain accurate and invaluable information of the situation after the attack on the MONASTERY. His clear appreciation of the tactical side of the operations was always of the greatest value and his services throughout the period were outstanding. It was only through his own courage and energy that tired and very depleted battalions were kept offensively minded and the influence of his actions was most clearly felt whenever things were at their worst.
Lowther,
Albert William
A.W. Lowther
Son of A.W. Lowther, of Limerick, Eire.
Married (1931) Pearl Browne, daughter of Duncan Browne, of Scaynes Hill, Sussex; one son.
05.07.1896
Pembroke district, Pembrokeshire
-
02.1985
Heathfield, Uckfield district, Sussex
T/2nd Lt. 22.07.1918-21.07.1919
T/Lt. 22.07.1919-19.12.1919
2nd Lt. 20.12.1919, seniority 22.04.1919 [AI 575]
Lt. 15.04.1920
Capt. 15.04.1925
Maj. 15.04.1937
A/Lt.Col. 06.12.1941-05.03.1942
T/Lt.Col. 06.03.1942-14.04.1945
Lt.Col. 15.04.1945 (retd 24.08.1947)
A/Col. 29.03.1943-28.09.1943
T/Col. 29.09.1943-(01.1946)
A/Brig. 29.03.1943-28.09.1943
T/Brig. 29.09.1943-(01.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 15.11.1945 Burma
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.06.1943 Burma
Education: privately.
      served Great War in Mesopotamia & NW Frontier of India
20.12.1919     commissioned, Indian Army
      2/1 Punjab Regiment, attached 55th Indian Infantry Brigade (DSO)
23.04.1943 - 19.01.1945 Commander, 4th Indian Infantry Brigade (Burma) (CBE)
Lubbock,
Cecil Ernest
C.E. Lubbock

Son of Daniel Lubbock (1883-), and Ellen Parsons (1883-).
Married Agnes Anderson Coldham (31.03.1901 - 03.2001), daughter of William Alexander Coldham (1873-), and Annie Anderson (1872-); one daughter, one son.
22.06.1915
Norwich, Norfolk
-
09.06.1980
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 11.04.1942
WS/Lt. 11.10.1942
local Capt. ?
11.04.1942     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
24.04.1943 - (04.1946) Aide-de-Camp to Governor Central Provinces and Berar (Sir Henry J. Twynam, KSCI, CIE)
Lucas,
George Shirley
G.S. Lucas
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
12.07.1922
-
08.1995
Banbury district, Oxfordshire
Pte. ? [6853859]
2nd Lt. 09.07.1942 [EC 11001]
WS/Lt. 09.01.1943 (reld 26.11.1945; ill-health)
T/Capt. 04.1944?
Hon. Capt. 26.11.1945
      served in the ranks, King's Royal Rifle Corps
early 1942     arrived in Bombay, India
04.1942     Officer Cadet, Officer Training School, Mhow
09.07.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
09.1942     5th Mahratta Light Infantry (Bangalore)
(1944)     17th Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry (India & Burma) (09.1944 invalided out with the sprue (coeliac disease), arriving back in the UK early 1945)
Luke,
William Cockburn
W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith) W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith) W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith) W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith) W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith) W.C. Luke (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)

Son of William Buckham Luke and Margaret Ker Cockburn Luke, of Kirkcaldy, Fife.
1912
Dysart district, Fife, Scotland
-
05.05.1946
(KIA) [age 34]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar, 21.J.11]
2nd Lt.
04.03.1942 [EC/9200]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
?
(02.1942)     8 Platoon, "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
04.03.1942
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army (Royal Indian Army Service Corps) [emergency commission]
Lumsden,
Ronald Macdonald
R.M. Lumsden
Son of William and Hilda Lumsden.
18.11.1918
Karachi, India
-
27.05.1942
(KIA) [age 24]
[Alamein Memorial, column 179]
2nd Lt.
?
Education: Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun (Sword of Honour)
?
-
27.05.1942
4th Battery, 2nd Field Regiment Royal Indian Artillery
Lyle,
Robert Ludovic
R.L. Lyle
Married Monica (née ...); children.
16.06.1912
-
15.02.2007
2nd Lt.
25.05.1940
WS/Capt.
14.06.1942
T/Maj.
09.03.1943-(04.1946)
Lt.
30.11.1946, seniority 01.08.1938
Capt.
30.11.1946, seniority 16.06.1943
Maj.
16.06.1948
T/Lt.Col.
05.07.1954-11.01.1956,
01.07.1956-(02.1957)
Lt.Col.
?, seniority 01.07.1956 (Emp. List 1) (retd 22.07.1959)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Education: Staff College (psc)
25.05.1940


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
30.11.1946


permanent commission, The East Surrey Regiment
Lyons,
Thomas Edward
T.E. Lyons
(03?).1895
Drummully (near Clones), Co. Monaghan, Ireland
-
T/2nd Lt. 25.09.1918
T/Lt. 25.03.1920 (reld 04.07.1920)
A/Capt. 1920?
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 20.12.1940 [161160] (reld > 04.1947)
WW I     Pte. & Cpl., 11th Battalion Manchester Regiment
25.09.1918     commissioned, Royal Irish Rifles
WW I     attached, Royal Fusiliers
18.011.1939 - 20.12.1940 served in the ranks, Royal Fusiliers
20.12.1940     commissioned, West Yorkshire Regiment [emergency commission]
29.12.1941     transferred, Indian Army
Lyttle,
Claude Edward Wilson
C.E.W. Lyttle
Son of Edward Lyttle, and of Maud Mary Lyttle, of Boscombe, Hampshire.
Married Zita Duffy (her second marriage), of Durban, Natal, South Africa.
1901 ?
-
13.08.1945
[age 44]
[Kanchanaburi Cemetery, Thailand, 4.G.48]
Lt. & Assistant Commissary 10.05.1940 [ST/84]
A?/Capt. ?
10.05.1940     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
       

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