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1939-1945

 

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MacDonald,
James Duff
J.D. MacDonald
03.09.1915
-
10.1987
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 01.11.1941 (reld > 04.1947)
01.11.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
 ? - 02.1942 8th Punjab Regiment; captured at the fall of Singapore
02.1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity
MacFarlane,
Duncan
D. MacFarlane
Son of Colin MacFarlane.
Married (21.02.1945, St Marylebone district, London) Violet C. Clutterbuck ((03?).1922 - ).
± 1916
-
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 12.08.1943
WS/Lt. 12.08.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Capt. ? ?
12.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Pioneer Corps
Macgregor,
Eric Gerald
E.G. Macgregor (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
16.03.1915
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
01.1991
Westminster district, London
2nd Lt. 02.04.1942
WS/Lt. 02.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
02.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1942)     1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa)
Macguckin,
Charles Edward
C.E. Macguckin
07.10.1897
-
1981
2nd Lt. 31.01.1918
... ...
A/Col. 01.09.1944-(01.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE ? ?
31.01.1918     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
01.05.1934 - 05.04.1946 Assistant Director of Farms, Quarter-Master-General's Branch, India HQ Staff
06.04.1946 - (04.1947) Director of Farms, Quarter-Master-General's Branch, India HQ Staff
Machin,
Dennis
"Mick" / "Mike"
D. Machin (Photo courtesy of Mr John Machin)
Son (with two brothers) of William Machin (1890-1979), and Minna Mildred Ruddlestone (1893-1958).
Married (31.03.1935, Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire) Marjorie Bland; three children.
24.07.1915
Rotherham, Yorkshire
-
05.02.2008
St Peters hospital, Chertsey, Surrey
[Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead]
Boy Soldier 01.01.1930 [2320325]
L/Cpl. (1936)
WS/Sgt. (07.1940)
2nd Lt. 22.11.1942
WS/Capt. 21.04.1945 (reld 01.10.1945)
WS/Capt. (Regular Army) 01.10.1945, seniority 21.04.1945 [355944] (reld 15.07.1946)
T/Maj. (Regular Army) 21.04.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj. (Regular Army) 15.07.1946
Name brought to notice Ntce 23.07.1937 Palestine 04-10.36
01.01.1930     joined, Royal Corps of Signals
1936     served in Palestine ("name brought to notice")
(10.1940)     1st Holding Company, Western Desert Force Signals 
? - 21.11.1942 Officer Cadet Training Unit, India
22.11.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
18.01.1943 - ? 4th Gurkha Rifles
01.10.1945     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch) - Regular Army
      possibly held a Territorial Army commission in the early 1950s
Mackaness,
Herbert John
H.J. Mackaness
Son of A. John Mackaness, horse dealer.
Married (09.03.1917, Parish Church St. Paul, Northampton) Ethel Timms, daughter of Arthur Timms, foreman.
(09?).1895
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
-
1969
Northamptonshire
P/O (prob) 07.10.1940 [86193] (commission terminated 15.11.1941)
2nd Lt. 04.05.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
WW I     served as a Gunner in the Australian Imperial Force
07.10.1940     commissioned, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
04.05.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
13.05.1943     cashiered by sentence of a Field General Court Martial
26.02.1944     the notification in the London Gazette of the 30th July 1943 stating that 2nd Lt. H.J. Mackaness has been cashiered is hereby cancelled
Mackenzie,
Kenneth Ian
B.G. McCraith
Son of Charles Robert Mackenzie, and Henrietta Ballans (1876-).
Married Betsy Groat Willocks Jack (02.09.1913 - 15.02.1981); two daughters, one son.

04.11.1912
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
-
26.01.1984
Northwood Hills, Hillingdon district, Middlesex
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 12.02.1942
WS Lt. 12.02.1942
T/Capt. 22.07.1942-02.02.1944
WS/Capt. 03.02.1944 (reld 11.11.1945; ill-health)
T/Maj. 03.02.1944-11.11.1945
Hon. Maj. 11.11.1945
Capt. 30.05.1951 [416362]
12.02.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served with a Gurkha Regiment
30.05.1951 - 24.11.1962 Brigade of Gurkhas - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Mackie,
Richard
R. Mackie (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]
MacKintosh,
Stanley McLeod
S.M. MacKintosh
Son of Maj. Stanley Hugh MacKintosh, DSO, OBE, and Isabella Jane MacKintosh, of Edinburgh.
Brother of Maj. Simon Roy MacKintosh, MC, Black Watch & Seaforth Highlanders.
21.04.1918
-
16.06.1945
[age 27]
[Chungkai War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma), 3.B.4]
2nd Lt. 06.02.1944 [EC 12389]
WS/Lt. 06.08.1944
A/Capt. ?
Education: Clifton College (1930.3-1937.2; South Town House; IIIa-VI; Praepostor; Scholarship; Head of School); Balliol College, Oxford (Sebag-Montefiore Scholarship, Classical; Domus Classical Exhibitioner; 2nd Class Classical ModsMember of Balliol Eight and Leander Rowing Club).
Served as an ambulance man with the Friends Ambulance Unit (Finland, London & China/Burma).
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
06.02.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 16.06.1945 16th Punjab Regiment
MacLaughlin,
William Patrick
W.P. MacLaughlin (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Clark)
Married Lucy ...
20.07.1889
-
26.07.1954
Worting, Basingstoke district, Hampshire
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 01.10.1914
Lt. 09.06.1915
A/Maj. (Territorial Force) 25.09.1916-01.08.1917
Capt. 03.11.1917
A/Maj. 09.05.1918-21.06.1919,
01.08.1919-21.08.1919,
10.03.1929-11.04.1930
Lt. 12.04.1930, seniority 01.10.1915
Capt. 12.04.1930, seniority 01.10.1918
Maj. 01.10.1932
Lt.Col. 17.04.1937 (retd 26.12.1940)
Military Cross MC 06.1919 HM's birthday 1919: France & Flanders
Mentioned in Despatches MID 07.03.1917 ?
      served in the ranks for 10 years, 254 days
01.10.1914     commissioned, Royal Garrison Artillery - Royal Regiment of Artillery
09.03.1925 - 09.03.1929 Adjutant, Auxiliary Force India
10.03.1929     seconded, Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army
12.04.1930     transferred, Indian Army
? - ? ?
MacLean,
Malcolm Finlayson
M.F. MacLean
Married (22.12.1942) Daphne May Dempster (born 5th November 1923); at least one daughter.
21.12.1910
-
15.06.1952
(KIA) [age 41]
[Pusan War Cemetery, Korea, 22.4.1447]
2nd Lt.
01.09.1934, seniority 28.01.1932 [62896]
Lt.
13.10.1935, seniority 28.04.1934
Capt.
28.01.1940
A/Maj.
10.10.1940-09.01.1941
T/Maj.
10.01.1941-12.03.1941,
18.04.1941-30.06.1941
.WS/Maj.
10.09.1943
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
10.06.1943-09.09.1943
T/Lt.Col.
10.09.1943-21.12.1943



from General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
01.09.1934


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
13.10.1935


commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
...
?
-
05.10.1947
Special List (ex-Indian Army)
06.10.1947


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps 
Madden-Gaskell,
Robert John Seath
R.J.S. Madden-Gaskell (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis)
Son of ... Madden-Gaskell, and ... Lacey.
27.03.1921
Cardiff district, Wales
-
Gnr. ?
2nd Lt. 10.09.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. ...-03.02.1943
T/Capt. 04.02.1943-(10.1945)
Qualified at a carrier course at the Infantry School, Saugor. Language skills Urdu (elementary).
10.09.1941     commissioned, 11th Sikh Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
?     attached, Royal Indian Artillery
23.03.1942 - 02.05.1942 Officers' Light Anti-Aircraft course serial No. 18, Anti-Aircraft School (Deolali, India)
Maddox,
Patrick Reginald
"Red"
P.R. Maddox
01.11.1913
-
09.1991
Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 01.03.1942 [ABRO 458]
T/Capt. (1943)
Maj. ? ?
Military Cross MC 16.12.1943 Burma
Legion of Merit (US) LM 19.11.1948 ?
07.01.1942     commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers
      Burma Levies
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE), being detached to Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Detachment 101 (Deputy Group Leader of Group "A", then in charge of the 1st Battalion)
Worked in mining in Burma.
Magan,
William Morgan Tilson
"Bill"
W.M.T. Magan (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly Lindsay) W.M.T. Magan
Son of Lt.Col. Arthur Tilson Shaen Magan, CMG (1880-1965), and Kathleen Jane Biddulph (1881-1969), of Killyon Manor, Hill of Down, co. Meath, Ireland.
Married (30.11.1940) Maxine Mitchell (1916 - 17.12.2012), daughter of Sir Kenneth Grant Mitchell, KCIE; four sons.

13.06.1908
near Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
-
21.01.2010
Tonbridge, Kent
2nd Lt. 30.08.1928 [IA 223]
Lt. 30.11.1930
Capt. 30.08.1937
A/Maj. 23.04.1941-22.07.1941
T/Maj. 23.07.1941-04.08.1941,
01.03.1942-09.07.1944
WS/Maj. 10.07.1944
Maj. 30.08.1945 (retd 15.08.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 10.04.1944-09.07.1944
T/Lt.Col. 10.07.1944-(01.1946)
T/Brig. 1947
Hon. Brig. 15.08.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 01.01.1958 New Year 58
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 1946 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 07.01.1949 Palestine 46-47
Education: Rossall (1922.2-1926.3); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
30.08.1928     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
13.10.1929     commissioned, Indian Army
(1932)     Sam Browne's Cavalry (12th Frontier Force)
1936     Army interpreter in Persian and Hindustani
1939 - 1945 served in India, Persia and Palestine (despatches)
Civil Assistant, War Office, 1946-1968.
Mahal,
D P
D.P. Mahal (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Mainprise-King,
Terence
T. Mainprise-King
28.03.1906
-
10.1973 still alive
2nd Lt.
04.02.1926 [34832]
Lt.
04.02.1929
Lt.
07.02.1936, seniority 04.05.1928 [342 AI]
Capt.
07.02.1936, seniority 04.02.1935
A/Maj.
24.07.1940-23.10.1940
T/Maj.
24.10.1940-15.12.1940
WS/Maj.
15.11.1942
Maj.
04.02.1943 (retd 23.05.1948)
A/Lt.Col.
15.08.1942-14.11.1942
T/Lt.Col.
15.11.1942-31.05.1943,
14.04.1944-(01.1946)
A/Col.
07.07.1945-...
WS/Col.
?
T/Brig.
?
Hon. Brig.
23.05.1948
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst
04.02.1926


commissioned, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
28.12.1933
-
29.11.1935
employed with Royal West African Frontier Force
07.02.1936


 transferred, Indian Army (13 Frontier Force Rifles)
...
-
...
...
Commissioner for the Indian Military Widows' and Orphans' Fund, 01.10.1965-1970s.
Mains,
Antony Archibald
"Tony"
A.A. Mains (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly Lindsay)

29.12.1913
-
27.11.2000
Boundstone, Farnham, Surrey
2nd Lt. 01.02.1934 [433551]
Lt. 01.05.1936
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt. 03.12.1939-31.01.1942
Capt. 01.02.1942
A/Maj. 24.01.1944-23.04.1944
T/Maj. 24.04.1944
Maj. ?
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. ?
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Quetta (1946-1947).
01.02.1934     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
      1st Battalion, The Dorset Regiment (India)
11.03.1935     commissioned, Indian Army
 1935 - 1941 2/9th Gurkha Rifles (India)
      intelligence instructor, Karachi
1941 - 1942 chief military security officer, Baghdad
01.1942 - 03.1942 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2),18th Indian Corps & assistant military governor, Rangoon
1942 - 1944 chief military security officer in Assam and the 14th Army area
1944 - 1946 then rejoined the Ghurkhas (5/9th Battalion Gurkha Rifles) in Baluchistan and the NWFP
1946     chief intelligence officer of the central command and as chief staff officer of the Indian Infantry School at Mhow
24.02.1954 - ? Intelligence Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Continued to live in Surrey and was involved in the Society for Army Historical Research, the Military Historical Society, the 9th Ghurkha Rifles Regimental Association, and the Burma Star association, and has contributed to different television productions on Indian and Ghurkha subjects.
Published: Retreat from Burma : an Intelligence Officer’s personal story (1973); Field security : very ordinary intelligence (1993); A soldier with railways : experiences in India, Burma, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon (1994); The Anglo-Indian community services in World War II : before, during and after. In: The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research (No. 298. 1996)
Maitland-Heriot,
Gerald Ian
G.I. Maitland-Heriot
Son (with six brothers and two sisters) of Frederick Maitland-Heriot (1852-1925), and Emily Macaulay Pelly (1857-1918).
Married (05.04.1931) Paula Elsie Barbara Gordon (? - 2004), daughter of Cuthbert Henry Gordon, of Bishar, India; one daughter.
08.05.1898
Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
-
19.07.1988
South Africa
2nd Lt. 17.04.1917
T/Lt. 1918?
T/Lt. 08.10.1918 (reld 01.04.1920)
2nd Lt. 07.01.1942 [EC 4872]
WS/Capt. 07.04.1943 (reld 07.10.1947)
T/Maj. 07.04.1943-07.10.1947
Hon. Maj. 07.10.1947
Military Cross MC 01.02.1919 *
Efficiency Decoration ED ? ?
* He led forward observing parties near St. Quentin, 18th-24th September, 1918, in close proximity to the infantry, and maintained communication with the rear under continuous shell and machine-gun fire. Through his courage and resource information was passed back of the utmost value.
Education: Sedburgh School, Cumberland.
      Officer Cadet Unit
17.04.1917     commissioned, Royal Field Artillery - Special Reserve of Officers
1916 - 1919 1st Divisional Artillery (France) (MC; was gassed)
20.02.1919 - ? Staff Lieutenant, 1st class
1935 - 1939 Commanding Officer, Calcutta Light Horse (Auxiliary Force, India)
07.01.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1940 - 1947 attached, Royal Armoured Corps (India)
Malham,
Ronald Cecil
R.C. Malham (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
26.03.1944
[age 24]
[Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, India, L. 140]
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Maling,
John Darwin
J.D. Maling
Married (1950) Frida Paget; one son, three daughters.

06.02.1915
Timaru, New Zealand
-
16.03.2009
Walkanae, New Zealand
2nd Lt.
29.08.1935 [AI 537]
Lt.
29.11.1937
A/Capt.
30.12.1939-29.03.1940
T/Capt.
30.03.1940-06.11.1940
WS/Capt.
07.11.1940
Capt.
29.08.1943
A/Maj.
07.08.1940-06.11.1940
T/Maj.
07.11.1940-31.07.1941,
01.09.1942-20.07.1943
WS/Maj.
21.07.1943
Maj.
29.08.1948 [384747]
A/Lt.Col.
12.05.1941-05.07.1941,
04.09.1942-03.10.1942,
15.07.1943-20.07.1943
T/Lt.Col.
21.07.1943-14.08.1943,
06.11.1943-13.11.1943,
16.07.1945-28.02.1946,
02.06.1956-28.09.1956
Lt.Col.
30.04.1957, seniority 29.09.1956 (retd 16.02.1959)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
20.09.1945
Burma
Military Cross MC
31.12.1937
NW Frontier of India 37
Mentioned in Despatches MID
18.02.1938
Waziristan 37
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
Education: Christ's College, Christchurch; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Quetta (psc, 1947).
29.08.1935


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
1935
- 1936 1st Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment (India)
17.11.1936
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army
1936
-
1941?
1st Battalion (King George V's Own) (Ferozepore Sikhs) 11th Sikh Regiment
1941
-
?
adjutant and a founding member of the Mazhbi and Ramdasia Sikhs, later known as the Sikh Light Infantry (Jullundur)

 
 
1st Battalion Sikh Light Infantry
(01.1945)


Second-in-Command
(04.1945)
 
 
acting Commanding Officer (wounded in the head 10.04.1945)
06.1945
-
1947
Commanding Officer
23.04.1948
 
 
transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery



battery commander with 66 Airborne Light Regiment RA



brigade major with the 53rd Welsh Division



33rd Airborne Light Regiment RA (Egypt)



instructor, School of Land/Air Warfare
1956


Commanding Officer, 16th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Cyprus)



instructor, School of Land/Air Warfare
Worked for the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service, 1959-11.1981.
Malins,
Philip Geoffrey
S. Makepeace

08.05.1919
-
09.04.2012
2nd Lt. 11.10.1942 [EC 8253]
WS/Lt. 11.04.1943
WS/Lt. 01.09.1945, seniority 11.04.1943 [355043]
T/Capt. 1946?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 06.06.1946 Burma [citation available upon request]
Military Cross MC 04.04.1946 Far East (Netherlands East Indies) [citation available upon request]
11.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
01.09.1945     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
Manders,
Thomas William
T.W. Manders
Married ... ; three sons, one daughter.
13.01.1902
St Olave Bermondsey district, London
-
11.1976
Torbay district, Devon
Assistant Commissary
(with rank of Lt.)
13.09.1941
WS/Capt. 27.10.1944
T/Maj. 27.10.1944-(04.1947)
WW I     served, Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
13.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served, Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn) Manmohan Singh (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
?
-
Capt. (1945)
Maj. (1947)
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
(1947)     HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Marcks,
Charles Albert
C.A. Marcks
Son of Albert James Marcks, and Florence Watson.
Married ((03?).1941, Pwllheli district, Caernarvonshire / Gwynedd) Mary D. Gibbon (born (12?).1920), daughter of Charles Rupert Gibbon and Hilda Mary Codd; ... children (one son?).
13.01.1915
West Ham district, Essex / Greater London

-
10.1998
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
2nd Lt.
02.08.1941 [200256]
WS/Lt.
30.04.1943 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt.
30.04.1943-(04.1946)
02.08.1941
 
 
commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [emergency commission]
1942?


transferred, Indian Army
Marindin,
John Francis
J.F. Marindin
22.12.1897
Christchurch, Hampshire
-
2nd Lt.
15.09.1915 [IA 166]
Lt.
15.09.1916
Capt.
15.09.1919
Maj.
15.09.1933
A/Lt.Col.
01.10.1940-05.12.1940
Lt.Col.
06.12.1940
A/Col.
31.09.1944-09.12.1944
T/Col.
10.12.1944-(04.1946)
A/Brig.
09.04.1945-18.08.1945
T/Brig.
19.08.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Brig.
21.01.1948
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.06.1944
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
16.12.1943
Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
15.09.1915


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
28.10.1915


commissioned, Indian Army



served 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles
15.06.1944
-
31.07.1944
Commander, 37th Indian Infantry Brigade (temporary)
1945?
-
1946
Commander, 115th Indian Infantry Brigade
1946


Commander, Razmak Brigade (India)
1947?


Special List (ex-Indian Army) [386063]
Marks,
Herbert
H. Marks (Photo courtesy of Mrs Beryl Hyne)
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).

His daughter writes: "He joined the Royal Horse Artillery (34 Field Battery) in 1920 I believe, and came out to India. Transferred to the Indian Army, serving 1928-1948. He took the first Mule Company into Burma in Feb 1942 - (No. 54) - and moved refugees from Lahore to Amritsar for 6/8 weeks. Amongst his papers is a letter to Maj.Gen. Chimini, head of the evacuation  process, from the Minister of Education who spent time with my father and praised him highly for not losing a lorry or a life."

18.05.1900
Ludworth, Co. Durham
-
26.12.1965
Kings College Hospital, London
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 13.09.1941 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 03.11.1943-(04.1947)
A/Maj.? | T/Maj. ? 1943?
India General Service Medal 1908 IndGSM - & clasp Khajauri 1931
Indian General Service Medal 1936/37 IndGSM36 - & clasp Waziristan
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
India Service Medal 1939-1945 IndSM - -
Coronation Medal 1937 CorM - -
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGC - -
16.08.1920     enlisted service in Royal Horse Artillery/Royal Artillery (Driver to Sergeant)
21.04.1928     transferred, Royal Indian Army Service Corps (Sergeant, Staff Sergeant to Warrant Officer Class I)
13.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
? - 02.1942 Instructor, RIASC School, Kakul
02.1942     Officer Commanding, No. 54 Mule Company RIASC (first one into Burma)
      Deputy Assistant Director, Supplies & Transport (operations Eastern Frontier Command) (Major)
      Officer Commanding, Divisional Mule Regiment, 17th Indian Division (Major)
      Senior Supply Officer (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), 17th Indian Division (Major)
1944     Second-in-Command, Driver Training Depot RIASC (Jullundur) (Major)
1945     Deputy Assistant Director, Supplies & Transport (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Lucknow Area (Major)
1945     Deputy Assistant Director, Supplies & Transport (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Jalpaiguri Sub Area (Major)
1946     Deputy Assistant Director, Supplies & Transport  (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Bengal & Assam Area (Major)
      Officer Commanding, 614th Company RIASC (Divisional Transport) (Major)
Marriott,
George Rex
G.R. Marriott (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas)
?
New Zealand
-
 
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941
WS/Lt. 08.01.1942
T/Capt. 08.01.1942-(04.1946)
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
05.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Marshall,
Leslie Percy Rouen
L.P.R. Marshall
Son of ... Marshall, and ... Adkins.
Married ((06?).1942, Romford district, Sussex) Marion D. Stevens.
21.07.1915
West Ham district, London
-
14.04.1973
Peldon, near Colchester, Essex
2nd Lt. 29.10.1942
WS/Lt. 29.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
29.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Sales manager.
Marshall,
Wilfred Harold
"Monnie"
W.H. Marshall
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Herbert Francis Marshall (1870-1947), and Anita ... (1877-).
Married (04.12.1935, Sunderland, Co. Durham) Winifred Mary "Fredi" Leete (08.11.1914 - 12.1995), daughter (with two brothers) of Harry Stanley Leete, and Lily Hutchinson (1892-1964); one son, two daughters.
18.01.1905
Thornton Heath, Surrey
-
19.03.2004
Falkirk, Scotland ? (formerly of Everett, Pennsylvania, USA)
Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (with rank of 2nd Lt.) 16.02.1941 [EC6901]
Lt. 1941, seniority 22.07.1936
T/Capt. 22.07.1941-22.05.1945
WS/Capt. 23.05.1945
(T) Maj. 23.05.1945-(04.1947)
local Col. ?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1955 New Year 55: on loan to Government of India
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
16.02.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
1946/47?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
Marston,
Henry Hope Millward
"Miles"
H.H.M. Marston

Son of Sydney Millward Marston (1895-1935), and Ilma Harrison, of The Hollies, Farnborough, Kent.
Married Jill Smith; two daughters.

03.07.1920
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
08.11.2003
Cirencester district, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 18.05.1940 [EC 13636]
WS/Lt. 1811.1941
A/Capt. 01.06.1942-31.08.1942
T/Capt. 01.09.1942-20.09.1942,
21.07.1943-02.02.1944
WS/Capt. 03.02.1944
A/Maj. 03.11.1943-02.02.1944
T/Maj. 03.02.1944-11.05.1948
Lt. 13.02.1946, seniority 03.01.1943 [130689]
Capt. 03.07.1947
T/Maj. 06.03.1949-07.04.1949,
06.06.1949-30.09.1949,
19.08.1950-02.07.1953
Maj. 03.08.1954, seniority 03.07.1954
T/Lt.Col. 17.09.1962-13.10.1963
Lt.Col. (Empl. List 1) 19.11.1963 (supernumerary 19.11.1966)
Col. 30.06.1969 (retd 17.11.1974)
Hon. Brig. 17.11.1974
Military Cross MC 24.08.1944 Italy *
Mentioned in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 30.03.1971 -
* In February 1942 2/7th Gurkha Rifles were holding the ridge at Cassino. The weather was atrocious with blinding sleet. The plan was for two divisions, the 2nd New Zealand and the 4th Indian, to attack the town from the North. Fighting was fierce and continuous and one of the two leading companies of the 2/7th Gurkha Rifles was apparently overrun. Miles, with additional help from men from the 4/16th Punjabis, was ordered to restore the situation. It turned out that some of the Gurkhas from the supposed overrun company were stiff in position. Even so fighting was still fierce and Miles was wounded in the neck. He was subsequently awarded the Military Cross.
Education: Hailebury (Edmonstone House, 1934.2 -1936.3; football team 1936); Staff College (1951; psc).
      served in the ranks for 258 days
18.05.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 12.02.1946]
      attached 7th Gurkhas (8th Army, Libya, Italy Greece)
13.02.1946     commissioned, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
1947     Punjab Boundary Force
1950     served in Korea
22.03.1952 - 06.08.1954 Brigade Major, HQ 16th Independent Parachute Brigade Group
07.08.1954? - 18.08.1960 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, War Office
17.09.1962 - 13.08.1963 General Staff Officer (Operations & Plans), Allied Land Forces South East Asia
19.10.1963 - 08.03.1964 specially employed, Tanganyika M.F.
09.03.1964 - (02.1967) General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Special Duties Team), Ministry of Defence
08.02.1965     transferred, Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
1967? - 1968? Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
? - 1974? Commandant of the Queen Victoria School at Dunblane
Martin,
Charles Jasper
H.E.R. Martin

Son of Capt. C.F. Martin.
Married ((06?).1915, Dublin Southdistrict, Ireland) Gladys Mary Gore-Browne; ... children (son Maj. Hugh Edward Ross Martin, RA).
02.12.1888
India
-
04.03.1949
Farnborough, Hampshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.12.1912
T/Capt. 30.11.1914-04.09.1917
Lt. 09.06.1915
A/Maj. 13.04.1917-17.10.1917
Capt. 05.09.1917
A/Maj. 19.10.1917-02.02.1919
Lt. 08.12.1927, seniority 04.03.1915
Capt. 08.12.1927, seniority 04.12.1916
Maj. 04.12.1930
Lt.Col. 29.03.1936 (retd 29.03.1940)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 1918 ?
Military Cross MC 1915 ?
Education: Wellington College (1900.3-1907; Anglesey; XV 1907). AMIAE 1932.
 1910     from Special Reserve of Officers
04.12.1912     commissioned, Army Service Corps (from 1917 Royal Army Service Corps)
03.02.1919 - 31.03.1920 Staff Captain, War Office (temporarily)
19.05.1920 - 31.12.1922 Adjutant, ... (Territorial Army)
01.01.1923 - 31.12.1925 Adjutant, ...
08.12.1927     transferred, Indian Army (Indian Army Service Corps)
21.04.1938 - 28.03.1939 Assistant Director of Supplies & Transport, India
... - ... ...
Martin,
Edward John
E.J. Martin
31.03.1910
-
2nd Lt. 28.08.1930
Lt. 28.11.1932
Capt. 28.08.1938
A/Maj. 20.09.1940-19.12.1940
T/Maj. 20.12.1940-18.04.1941,
10.10.1941-28.07.1944
WS/Maj. 29.07.1944
Maj. 01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col. 29.04.1944-28.07.1944
T/Lt.Col. 29.07.1944-12.01.1947,
20.02.1950-30.09.1952
Maj. 19.03.1948, seniority 01.07.1946 [378189]
Lt.Col. 01.10.1952, seniority 06.09.1952 (supernumerary 06.09.1955) (retd 12.09.1958)
A/Col. 12.10.1944-19.01.1945

NW Frontier of India 1936-37 Medal and Clasp

28.08.1930     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
23.10.1931     commissioned, Indian Army
      1/17th Dogras
23.04.1941   09.11.1941 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) (Operations), Northern Command, India
10.11.1941 - 30.11.1941 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Air Landing School, India
01.01.1943 - 31.08.1943 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Air Landing School, India
01.09.1943 - 06.11.1943 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), RAF Station, India
07.11.1943 - 28.04.1944 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Air Liaison Officer)
29.04.1944 - 11.10.1944 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Air), General Headquarters, India
12.10.1944 - 19.01.1945 Colonel General Staff (Air), General Headquarters, India
20.01.1945 - 31.05.1945 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Air)
1946/47?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
13.01.1947 - 11.1947 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Instructor), Staff College, Quetta
19.03.1948     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
02.10.1955 - (01.1957) General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
Martin,
James Mansergh Wentworth
J.M.W. Martin
Elder son of late James Wentworth Martin (1847-), Castle Jane, Glanmire, Co. Cork, Ireland, and late Violet Hammond, of Great Meadow, Hambledon, Surrey.
Married (1944) Mrs Jean Lindsay Barnes (died 1978), daughter of late Sir Henry Cowan, MP.

05.08.1902
St Marylebone district, Greater London
-
16.11.1986
Bracknell district, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
31.08.1922 [14512]
Lt.
31.08.1924
12.05.1930, seniority 30.11.1924 [147]
Capt.
31.08.1931
Maj.
31.08.1939
A/Lt.Col.
10.03.1942-09.06.1942
T/Lt.Col.
10.06.1942-(01.1946)
WS/Lt.Col.
10.10.1943
A/Col.
04.05.1943-(01.1946)
T/Col.
22.02.1945-(04.1947)
Col.
03.06.1948, seniority 18.10.1946
A/Brig.
24.06.1943-(04.1947)
T/Brig.
?
T/Maj.Gen.
21.07.1951-08.05.1952
Maj.Gen.
09.05.1952 (retd 02.09.1956)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.06.1953
HM's coronation 53
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
23.03.1944
Sicily
Education: Charterhouse; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College (psc; 1936).
31.08.1922
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Royal Field Artillery)
19.08.1925
-
15.09.1927
employed with West African Frontier Force
30.01.1928
-
27.12.1929
ADC to the Governor of Assam
12.05.1930
 
 
transferred, 8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry - Indian Army
28.06.1938
 
 
official interpreter in French
1938
-
1943
operations in Iraq, Meerut Cavalry Brigade:
25.04.1939
-
31.01.1940
Staff Captain
1943
-
1944
Brigadier General Staff to General Alexander, 15 Army Group, Italy
1944
-
1945
Second-in-Command, 1st Indian Armoured Brigade, 14 Army, Burma
1945
-
1947
Commander, 1st Indian Armoured Brigade, India
31.01.1948


transferred, Royal Scots Greys
1948
-
1949
Chief of Staff, British Troops in Trieste
1949
-
1951
Commander, 9th Armoured Brigade
21.07.1951
-
10.07.1953
Deputy Chief of Staff to Marshal Alphonse Juin, Commander-in-Chief, Allied Land Forces Central Europe, Fontainebleau, France
10.08.1953
-
05.08.1956
General Officer Commanding, Salisbury Plain District
02.09.1956
-
05.08.1962
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Liveryman of the Merchant Taylors' Company.
Marwood,
David Christopher Laborde
D.C.L. Marwood
Elder son of Hubert George Marwood, and Gertrude S. Laborde.
Married ((09?).1951, Tonbridge district, Kent) Jean M.B. Sharp.
12.02.1923
Chelsea district, London
-
Pte. 1941
2nd Lt. 06.09.1942 [EC 8475]
WS/Lt. 06.03.1943
A/Capt. 1944
T/Capt. 10.06.1944-(12.1946) (reld late 1946)
Education: Tonbridge School (Welldon House; 1936.2-1940); St Catharine's College, Cambridge (1947, MA; Econ. Trip. (Part I), 1948).
1941     served in Home Guard before enlisting in the Royal Scots
1942     Officer Training School, Bangalore
06.09.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (India, Assam and Burma)
Assistant Preparatory School Master, 1946. FCIS. Member of Council of Chartered Inst. of Sects. With Anthony Gibbs & Son Ltd., 1949. War Office, 1950-1952. Basildon Development Corporation, 1952-1954. Company Secretary with I.T.C. Ltd., Putney since 1954.
Massy,
Hamon Ingoldsby
H.I. Massy
Son (with one sister) of Capt. Ingoldsby Philip Massy (1896-1963), Indian Army, and Dita Helena Harris-Temple (1901-1954).
Married (25.01.1957) Barbara Eberly Dunlap, daughter of Ray Dunlap; three daughters.
25.01.1924
Hailsham district, Sussex
-
17.05.1974
Connecticut, USA
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 21.03.1943
WS/Lt. 21.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Education: Wellington College; New York University (BIE).
21.03.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (Burma)
Industrial engineer.

 
Masters,
John
J. Masters
Son of late John Masters, 16th Rajputs, and Ada (neé Coulthard).
Married Barbara Allcard; one son, one daughter (one daughter deceased).
26.10.1914
Calcutta, India
-
07.05.1983
Santa Fé, New Mexico, USA
2nd Lt.
30.08.1934 [IA 478]
Lt.
30.11.1936
A/Capt.
28.09.1939-27.12.1939
T/Capt.
28.12.1939-04.04.1940
WS/Capt.
09.10.1940
Capt.
30.08.1942
A/Maj.
09.07.1940-08.10.1940
T/Maj.
09.10.1940-01.11.1940
Maj.
?  (retd 01.01.1949)
A/Lt.Col.
10.06.1944-(01.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.01.1949
Distinguished Service Order DSO
05.10.1944
Burma
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
17.01.1946
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
Education: Wellington; RMC, Sandhurst
30.08.1934


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)



seconded, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
09.10.1935


commissioned, Indian Army
1935


2nd Battalion 4th Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles (NW Frontier, 1936-37)
1939


Adjutant (Iraq, Syria, Persia, 1941)
1942


Brigade Major, 114th Indian Infantry Brigade
1943


Brigade Major, 111th Indian Infantry Brigade
1944


Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion 4th PWO Gurkha Rifles (Burma)
1945


General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 19th Indian Division
1946


General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), MO1, GHQ (I)
1947


General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
Author.
Published: Nightrunners of Bengal, 1951; The Deceivers, 1952, repr. 1966; The Lotus and the Wind, 1953; Bhowani Junction, 1954; Coromandel, 1955; Far, Far the Mountain Peak, 1957; Fandango Rock, 1959; The Venus of Konpara, 1960; To the Coral Strand, 1962; Trial at Monomoy, 1964; Fourteen Eighteen, 1965; The Breaking Strain, 1967; The Rock, 1969; The Ravi Lancers, 1972; Thunder at Sunset, 1974; The Field-Marshal's Memoirs, 1975; The Himalayan Concerto, 1976; Now, God Be Thanked, 1979; Heart of War, 1980; By the Green of the Spring, 1981; autobiography: Bugles and a Tiger, 1956; The Road Past Mandalay, 1961; Pilgrim Son, 1971; posthumous publication: Man of War, 1983.
Mathew,
John Stanley
J.S. Mathew
Son of Robert C. Mathew, and Dorothy G. Le Thicke.
Twin brother of Maj. Peter Gerald Mathew, Indian Army.
Married ((09?).1949, Watford district, Hertfordshire) Leila F.C. Hunt.
12.09.1920
Hampstead district, London
-
01.2000
Barnet district, Hertfordshire / Middlesex
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 10.07.1941 (reld < 04.1947)
10.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      16th Punjab Regiment
Mathew,
K T
K.T. Mathew (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
T/Maj.
(04.1947)
Lt.Col.
(1947)



served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
(04.1947)
 
 
Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate-General, Southern Army, India
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Mathew,
Peter Gerald
P.G. Mathew
Son of Robert C. Mathew, and Dorothy G. Le Thicke.
Twin brother of 2nd Lt. John Stanley Mathew, Indian Army.
Married ((09?).1951, Westminster district, London) Joan Harding.
12.09.1920
Hampstead district, London
-
2nd Lt. 10.09.1941 [EC 3663]
T/Maj. ? (reld < 04.1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 17.01.1946 Burma
10.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      16th Punjab Regiment
Mathews,
Cecil Allan
C.A. Mathews
02.09.1890
-
1950 ?
2nd Lt. 01.10.1941 [EC 5249]
WS/Capt. ? (dismissed the service by sentence of a General Court Martial 10.03.1945)
A/Maj. 06.10.1941-(07.1944)
01.10.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Mathews,
Charles Bolan
C.B. Mathews

Married Mollie Dorothy ... (1921 - 04.05.1952); two daughters.
10.05.1920
-
12.07.1988

Prospect, Prospect City, South Australia
2nd Lt. 23.10.1941 [IC 526]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. ...-10.06.1943
T/Capt. 11.06.1943-25.08.1946
WS/Capt. 26.08.1946
A/Maj. ...-08.1945,
...-....
T/Maj. 26.08.1946-30.09.1946
23.10.1941     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [Indian Land Forces emergency commission]
Spinning Shift Manager, Australian Cotton Textile Industries Ltd., Actil Avenue, Woodville, South Australia.
Matthews,
Charles Edward MacDonald
C.E.M. Matthews
Married Maud Rose Sharpe; one son, two daughters.
01.04.1900
Newton-Kyme, York district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
04.1977
The Netherlands
Conductor ?
T/Lt. (Assistant Commissary) 05.11.1940 [MES 45/B]
WS/Lt. (Assistant Commissary) ?
T/Capt. (Deputy Commissary) ?
T/Maj. ?
Lt. (Assistant Commissary) 13.08.1946 (retd 18.02.1949)
Hon. Maj. 18.02.1949
05.11.1940     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Maude,
Arthur
A. Maude
?
-
Lt. 18.12.1940, seniority 18.12.1935 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
18.12.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
A grandson writes: "He joined from Shanghai where he had a heavy engineering works factory bombed by the Japanese prior to their invasion."
Maxwell,
Francis Scott
"Bufty"
F.S. Maxwell (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Cundick)
Married (07.03.1923, The Garrison Church, Lucknow, India) Mary Eileen Nicolay (19.03.1904 - ), daughter of Maj. Herbert Cleland Nicolay (1875-1915), and Elisabeth Susanna Winifred Hanby (1883?-1950); two daughters.
30.03.1899
Newton Abbot district, Devon
-
23.08.1973
Brynhir, Criccieth, Caernarvonshire, North Wales
2nd Lt. 24.04.1918 [IA 607]
Lt. 24.04.1919
Capt. 24.04.1923
Maj. 24.04.1936
Lt.Col. 24.04.1944 (retd 21.02.1948)
Education: Staff College (psc).
24.04.1918     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
19.10.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
      1st Punjab Regiment
09.05.1933 - 18.05.1937 Staff Captain, ... (India)
25.02.1939 - 15.06.1941 Brigade Major, ...
Mayne,
Sir Ashton Gerard Oswald Mosley
A.G.O.M. Mayne A.G.O.M. Mayne
A.G.O.M. Mayne 

2nd son of late Major Mosley Mayne.
Married 1916, Phyllis (died 1949), only daughter of the late Lt­Col H. Tweddell (only son Capt. RA, killed in action in Italy, 1943).
24.04.1889
Wincanton district, Dorset / Somerset
-
17.12.1955
2nd Lt.
09.09.1908 [23034]
...
...
T/Brig.
17.09.1938-09.05.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
12.04.1941-09.05.1941
Maj.Gen.
10.05.1941, seniority 22.04.1940
A/Lt.Gen.
12.05.1942-23.10.1942
Lt.Gen.
24.10.1942
Gen.
01.04.1944 (retd 01.09.1947)

GCB, 1947 (KCB, 1944; CB 1941); CBE 1941; DSO 1917

09.09.1908


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
09.12.1909


commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
...
17.09.1938
-
11.04.1941
Commander, 9th Indian Infantry Brigade (India)
12.04.1941
-
11.05.1942
General Officer Commanding, 5th Indian Infantry Division (Sudan)
(05?).1942
-
(10?).1943
Commander, 21st Corps (Middle East)
01.10.1943
-
31.12.1944
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, India (special appointment)
07.07.1944
-
1947
also: ADC General to the King
01.01.1945
-
1946
Secretary, Military Department, India Office
Mazumdar,
Narendra Kumar
N.K. Mazumdar
?
-
2nd Lt.
01.08.1943 [ABRO 777] (reld 30.10.1946)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
30.10.1946
01.08.1943


commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers [emergency commission]
Mazumdar,
Tofael Ahmed
T.A. Mazumdar
?
-
2nd Lt.
01.08.1943 [ABRO 778] (reld 12.10.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
12.10.1946
01.08.1943


commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers [emergency commission]
McAlpin,
Duncan Francis Claude
D.F.C. McAlpin

Married; ... children (son Lt. Dunstan F.T. McAlpin).
1890 ?
-
(03?).1965
Hove district, Sussex
[aged 75]
2nd Lt. 26.08.1916
Lt. 01.12.1919, seniority 26.05.1918
Capt. 26.05.1921 (retd 21.03.1923)
07.02.1930, seniority 10.05.1921
Capt. AIRO 31.05.1927, seniority 23.06.1920
Maj. AIRO 23.06.1933 (reld 01.01.1935)
2nd Lt. 08.09.1940 (reld < 04.1944)
General Service Medal Gen SM - & clasp Iraq
? - 01.12.1919 commissioned, Indian Army Reserve of Officers (Infantry Branch) [served Indian Army Service Corps / Supply & Transport Corps]
01.12.1919 - 21.03.1923 commissioned, Indian Army
31.05.1927 - 01.01.1935 commissioned, Army in India Reserve of Officers
08.09.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
McAlpin,
Dunstan Francis Thomas
D.F.C. McAlpin
Son of Maj. Duncan F.C. McAlpin.
Married ((06?).1950, Darlington district, Co. Durham) Mary McCarthy; three sons, three daughters.
1923
-
01.09.2012
(of Earls Court and the Suir Inn, Cheekpoint Waterford)
Pte.
?
2nd Lt. 06.09.1942
WS/Lt. 06.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
06.09.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
McCabe,
Antony Donald Calder
A.D.C. McCabe

?
-
Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
12.11.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
12.11.1942


commissioned, Indian Army



Adjutant, 14th Punjab Regiment

McCarthy,
Denis
D. McCarthy

28.10.1905
-
Lt. 22.04.1930 [MZ/8870]
Capt. 22.04.1933
Maj. 22.04.1940 (to take rank and precedence from 22.10.1940)
A/Lt.Col. 10.02.1941-09.05.1941
T/Lt.Col. 10.05.1941-18.03.1943,
11.05.1943-23.05.1943,
15.01.1944-(04.1947)
Lt.Col. 22.10.1947 (retd 16.09.1948)
Education: MB, BCh.
22.04.1930     commissioned, Indian Medical Service
? - ? ?
McCoy,
Samuel Vallis
S.V. McCoy

Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of James Abernethy McCoy (died 1931, aged 66), solicitor, and Ethel Elizabeth Peet (died 1947).
Brother of Capt. J.A. McCoy, RN, and of Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN.
25.11.1908
-
2nd Lt.
31.01.1929
Lt.
30.04.1931
Capt.
27.03.1939
A/Maj.
31.02.1941-(01.1946)
MBE 18.10.1943; Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct 1957
31.01.1929


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
03.04.1930
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army
01.01.1933
-
18.01.1935
ADC to the Governor of Burma
20.02.1939
-
02.10.1940
ADC to ....



served RAF (F/Lt. 503365)
McCraith,
Brian George [P]
B.G. McCraith

(09?).1909
Hackney, Greater London
-
2nd Lt.
02.1941 [EC 1006]
WS/ Lt.
? (reld 13.04.1945; ill-health)
02.1941


commissioned, Indian Army
McDermott,
Hugh Patrick
H.P. McDermott (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
McDonald,
Donald
D. McDonald
Married Muriel Sharpe; ... children.
11.07.1898
-
28.05.1977
Asst. Commissary (Lt.) 15.04.1941
WS/Capt. (10.1944)
T/Maj. (10.1944)-(10.1946)
15.04.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
(10.1941) - (10.1946) Departmental Officer, Indian Army Ordnance Corps (Executive Establishment) - Indian Unattached List
A granddaughter writes: "Started as drummer boy Edinburgh Castle was also in Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders."
McDonnell,
Ernest Andrew
E.A. McDonnell
?
-
12.08.1943
[Ranchi War Cemetery, India, 1.H.12]
Wt.Offr. cl. I ?
2nd Lt. 04.02.1943
WS/Lt. ?
04.02.1943     commissioned, Indian Army General List [emergency commission]
McEntire,
Robert Whigham
R.W. McEntire (Photo courtesy of Mrs Liz Layhe)
Son of Robert Virtue McEntire.
Married (17.11.1945, Lahore) Margaret Hamilton McConnell; one daughter.

18.04.1918
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
1984
Haymarket district, Edinburgh, Scotland
2nd Lt. 22.12.1940 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Maj. ? ?
Indian General Service Medal 1936/37 IndGSM36 - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - & rosette
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mentioned in Despatches MID ? ?
Coronation Medal 1953 CorM - -
22.12.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      8th Punjab Regiment
McGahan,
Arthur John
A.J. McGahan
Son of Charles McGahan, and Matilda Vaughan.
Married ((06?).1945, Camberwell district, Surrey) Faith M. Clayton; three sons.
11.12.1913
Wellington, Bombay, India
-
?
2nd Lt. 22.03.1943
WS/Lt. 22.03.1943
      served with Hong Kong Volunteers; captured at the fall of Hong Kong; exchange prisoner at Lorenzo Marques
22.03.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
McGregor,
Eric Gerald
E.G. McGregor (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
2nd Lt. 02.04.1942
WS/Lt. 02.10.1942
A?/Capt. ?
 
02.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1944)     1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
McGregor,
John Hugh Gordon
see: RINVR officers section  
McIntyre,
Henry Finch
H.F. McIntyre
Son of J.T. McIntyre.
Married (1923) Eileen Quin Smith, younger daughter of G.T. Quin Smith.
10.11.1898
Dalsingh, Bengal, India
-
2nd Lt. 18.06.1917
Lt. 18.06.1918
Capt. 18.06.1921
Maj. 18.06.1935
A/Lt.Col. 13.04.1942-12.07.1942
T/Lt.Col. 13.07.1942-17.06.1943
Lt.Col. 18.06.1943
Hon. Brig. 15.03.1951
Military Cross MC 06.05.1932 North West Frontier of India 10.30-03.31
Mentioned in Despatches MID 06.05.1932 North West Frontier of India
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
India General Service Medal 1908 IndGSM - & clasp NW Frontier of India 30-31
Education: Stonyhurst; Royal Military College, Wellington (1916-); Staff College, Quetta (1934-1935).
18.06.1917     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
25.06.1917     commissioned, Indian Army
      38th Dogra Regiment
10.1917     posted to Aden
07.02.1919 - 25.02.1919 special appointment (Class HH) (Intelligence), Egyptian Expeditionary Force
26.02.1919 - 14.11.1919 special appointment (Class GG) (Intelligence), Egyptian Expeditionary Force
      2nd Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment
15.09.1936 - 13.03.1938 Staff Captain, ... (India)
01.06.1938 - 20.09.1939 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (India)
21.09.1939 - 30.07.1941 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (India)
1946/47?     Special List (ex-Indian Army) [personal number 421911]
McIntyre,
Thomas
T. McIntyre (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
?
-
2nd Lt. 04.06.1942
... ...
(02.1942)     "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
04.06.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
McKay,
Ronald Alexander
R.A. McKay
?
-
2nd Lt. 26.11.1941 [EC 6107]
WS/Capt. 01.08.1942
T/Maj. 15.08.1942-(04.1946)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
26.11.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
McKenzie,
Fergus Stewart
F.S. McKenzie (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas)
Son (with three sisters and six brothers) of William Thomson McKenzie (1867-1927), and Margaret Elizabeth Lindsay (1870-1962).
Married (20.04.1955, Isla Bank, New Zealand) W. Ngaire McKenzie; four children.
04.10.1915
Isla Bank, Southland, New Zealand
-
19.08.2002
[Calcium Cemetery, Isla Bank, Southland, New Zealand]
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941 [EC 2930]
WS/Capt. ? (reld 26.12.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 26.12.1946
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
05.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      8th Punjab Regiment
McKillop,
Hugh Frederick
H.F. McKillop
Married (30.11.1929, Plympton St Mary district, Cornwall / Devon) Cynthia Geraldine Hall Parlby (born 03.07.1903).
28.06.1901 *
-
01.1991
Chichester, West Sussex

* year according to Army List; death registration shows 1902
2nd Lt.
31.08.1922
Lt.
30.11.1924
Capt.
31.08.1931
Maj.
31.08.1939
A/ Lt.Col.
28.02.1944-27.05.1944
T/Lt.Col.
28.05.1944-(01.1946)
WS/Lt.Col.
? [17751] (retd 11.12.1948)
Hon. Brig.
11.12.1948
31.08.1922


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
11.11.1923


commissioned, Indian Army (5th Battalion 19th Hyderabad Regiment)
20.08.1938
-
14.10.1940
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...



served The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry)
1947?

 
transferred, Special List (ex-Indian Army)
McLean,
Hector Fraser
H.F. McLean
Son of ... McLean, and ... Annand.
Married (1945, Maryhill district, Scotland) Anne Hope Nicol (1913 - 2000); ... children (one son?).
02.02.1914
Alverstoke district, Hampshire
-
13.01.1987
[Lintrathen Parish Churchyard, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland]
2nd Lt. 30.08.1935 [AI 551]
Lt. 30.11.1937
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-29.09.1939,
01.03.1940-03.05.1940
T/Capt. 04.05.1940-10.01.1941
WS/Capt. 11.01.1941
Capt. 30.08.1943
A/Maj. 11.10.1940-10.04.1941
T/Maj. 11.01.1941-12.02.1941
Capt. 25.03.1948, seniority 30.08.1943 [56913]
Maj. 30.08.1948 (retd 24.10.1953)
      Royal Scots Fusiliers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
30.08.1935     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
17.11.1936     commissioned, Dogra Regiment - Indian Army
15.02.1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity (Changi Prison; Burma Railway)
25.03.1948     commissioned, Royal Scots Fusiliers [permanent commission]
McMorran,
Walter Richardson
W.R. McMorran (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]
McQuire,
James Hector
J.H. McQuire
Son of Frederick James McQuire, and Daisy ...
Married ...; one son.
05.09.1907
India
-
(09?).1977
Norwich Outer district, Norfolk
Wt.Offr. or NCO ?
Lt. (Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer) 20.08.1942 [OW/310]
A/Capt. 23.04.1943-22.07.1943
T/Capt. 23.07.1943-(04.1947)
WS/Capt. ? (reld 01.10.1951)
Capt. 01.10.1951, seniority 13.04.1949 [420716]
Hon. Maj. ?
20.08.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
23.04.1943 - (04.1946) a Staff Captain, Directorate of Mechanical Engineering, Master-General of the Ordnance Branch, India HQ Staff
01.10.1951 - 23.01.1953 commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Territorial Army
24.01.1953 - 24.08.1961 Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
25.08.1961 - 05.09.1962 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
McVeagh,
Norman James
N.J. McVeagh (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)

Son (with three sisters) of George William McVeagh (1881-1943), and Alice May Rudd (1893-1976).
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
26.03.1921
Idle Bradford, North Bierley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
10.1999
Leeds district, West Yorkshire
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [EC 10682]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld 05.07.1949; on appointment to TA)
Lt. 05.7.1949, seniority 26.03.1944 [406487]
Capt. 01.04.1950 (reld 16.05.1955)
A/Maj. 01.01.1952-...
Hon. Capt. 16.05.1955
      previous service for increment of pay 274 days
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
05.07.1949 - 23.10.1954 commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
23.10.1954 - 16.05.1955 Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Meadows,
Percival Herbert
"Perc[e]y"/ "Val"
P.H. Meadows (Photo courtesy of Ronni Meadows) P.H. Meadows (Photo courtesy of Ronni Meadows)

Married Mary (née ...).
15.05.1919
-
07.1997
Norwich district, Norfolk
2nd Lt.
10.07.1941 [EC 2802] (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt.
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 01.01.1963 New Year 63: Deputy Personal Secretery to Prime Minister Singapore
Military Cross MC 13.09.1945 Burma
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Burma
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM ? -
Loyalty to Brunei Medal
Education: Wye College (qualified in tropical horticulture; captain of boxing); courses at Magdalene College, Cambridge; School of Oriental and African Studies.
Served on a coffee plantation in Kenya, then a tea plantation in Ceylon.
1939/40?     enlisted, The Lincolnshire Regiment
[won the Combined Services Boxing Championship at welter weight]
1941 - 10.07.1941  posted to India & officer training
10.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
07.1941? - 1943? 8th Battalion 12th Frontier Force Regiment
[served at NW Frontier, then on an intelligence course in Karachi, where he also gain his pilot's licence in a Gypsy Moth]
1943? - 1945? Brigade Intelligence Officer, 74th Indian Infantry Brigade (25th Indian Division, 16th Indian Corps) (Arakan)
1945 - 1947? transferred, 2nd Gurkha Rifles
Joined Malayan Civil Service, and after independence stayed on to become Deputy Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the office of the prime minister of Singapore. Chairman of the War Committee when the Brunei Rebellion broke out, 1963. Ended his career as director of Far East Levingston Shipbuilding in Singapore.
Meads,
Robert William
R.W. Meads (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]
Meek,
Patrick Leggatt
P.L. Meek (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom Pearson-Chisman)
Only child of Lt.Col. Arthur Stanley Meek, CMG (1883-1955), and Gladys Bethune Leggatt (1885-1957).
Married ((06?).1956, Kensington district, London) Ann M. Atkinson.
02.10.1917
-
01.2004
Lewes district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 27.01.1938 [AI 898]
WS/Lt. 27.02.1940
Lt. 27.04.1940
A/Capt. 27.11.1939-26.02.1940
T/Capt. 27.02.1940-14.03.1940,
01.04.1940-21.04.1940,
21.05.1940-20.09.1940,
24.10.1940-07.07.1941,
01.09.1941-07.05.1943
WS/Capt. 08.05.1943
Capt. 27.01.1946 (retd 24.10.1948)
A/Maj. 08.02.1943-07.05.1943
T/Maj. 08.05.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. 24.10.1948
Capt. 01.01.1949 [378780]
Military Cross MC 08.02.1945 Burma [recommendation available upon request]
Education: Malvern College (House 4; 1931.3-1936; Army V; Junior Chapel Prefect; Head of House; F.XXII; C.XL; Fives Cols.; Ledbury Cap); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
27.01.1938     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
29.03.1939     commissioned, Indian Army
1939 - 1945? 1st Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment (PWO)
1946     Staff College, Quetta
1946 - 1947 Brigade-Major, Indian Infantry Brigade
01.01.1949 - 20.12.1951 The Devonshire Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Colonial Development Commission, Nyasaland.

 
Mehta,
M D
M.D. Mehta (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Menon,
K H
K.H. Menon (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Meppen-Walter,
Groves [Warburton]
G. Meppen-Walter (Photo courtesy of Mrs Danika Meppen-Walter)
Son of Mervyn Meppen-Walter, inspector of police in India, and Winnifred Ella Clarke.
09.04.1901
-
2nd Lt. 30.07.1941 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Maj. ? ?
30.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      may have served in the Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Meredith,
John Wynne-Aubrey
J.W.A. Meredith
Only child of Brig. Gwynydd Purves Wynne-Aubrey Meredith (1887-1975), and Gwendoline Mary Nicklin.
Married (06.10.1937, Madras Cathedral, India) Barbara Maureen Stowell (1915 - 1958), only daughter (with one brother) of Mr & Mrs Thomas Edmund Alexander Stowell, M.D., F.R.C.S, of London; two children.
17.04.1916
Sydney, NSW, Australia
-
11.08.2000
Arohanui Hospice Palmerston North, New Zealand
2nd Lt. 27.08.1936 [680 AI]
Lt. 27.11.1938
A/Capt. 24.08.1940-23.11.1940
T/Capt. 24.11.1940-04.05.1941
WS/Capt. 20.12.1941
Capt. 27.08.1944
A/Maj. 20.09.1941-19.12.1941
T/Maj. 20.12.1941-08.03.1944
WS/Maj. 09.03.1944
A/Lt.Col. 09.12.1943-08.03.1944
T/Lt.Col. 09.03.1944-(01.1946)
Capt. 28.08.1947 [195652]
Maj. 27.08.1949 (retd 08.03.1953; receiving a gratuity)
Hon. Lt.Col. 08.03.1953
Mentioned in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East 02.1941-07.1941
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (01.02.1935-1936).
27.08.1936     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
04.12.1937     commissioned, 7th Rajput Regiment - Indian Army
... - ... served in the Royal Indian Army Service Corps
22.12.1945 - (10.1946) instructor (General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2)), War Staff College, Quetta
      Special List (ex-Indian Army)
28.08.1947     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps
Merrett,
Thomas Kilminster
[= Richard Melsome]
"Dick"
T.K. Merrett (Photo courtesy of Mr Digby Empson) T.K. Merrett (Photo courtesy of Mr Digby Empson)
T.K. Merrett (Photo courtesy of Mr Digby Empson)
Son (with six brothers and one sister) of Albert Henry Merrett (1869-1924), and Margaret Jane Melsome (1867-1925), of Duntisbourne Rouse, nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Married ((09?).1929, Ringwood district, Hampshire) Norah Mabel Tatchell (02.11.1906 - (12?).1979), daughter of W.G. Tatchell, of Ringwood, Hampshire; two sons, two daughters.
16.04.1901
Westrip, Cainscross, Gloucestershire
-
(03?).1981
The Leigh, nr Cricklade, Swindon district, Wiltshire


[His younger brother, the real T.K. Merrett, lived:
13.11.1905
Westrip, Cainscross, Gloucestershire
-
(12?).1980
Swindon district, Wiltshire]
2nd Lt. 18.04.1930 [837 IA]
Lt. 18.04.1930, seniority 18.10.1927
Capt. 18.07.1934
Maj. 18.07.1942 (retd 25.01.1949)
A/Lt.Col. 24.08.1943-23.11.1943
T/Lt.Col. 24.11.1943-09.09.1945
WS/Lt.Col. 10.09.1945
A/Col. 10.03.1945-(04.1946)
A/Brig. ? 1947
Hon. Col. 25.01.1949
Education: Staff College (psc).
He served as Richard Merrett (his real name) in the Royal Navy in the Great War and was too old to fly between the Wars. So he used his younger brother’s name – Thomas Kilminster (TK) to join the RAF and serve later in the Army. Besides flying, he also was involved in boxing. As Richard Merrett he was mentioned in dispatches for an engagement in WWI between the ship he was on and a U-boat where his gun disabled the U-boat after taking a direct hit. Also, his name appears on the church wall at the parish church in Dymock, Gloucestershire on a plaque for those who served during WWI.
18.07.1925 - 17.04.1930 commissioned, Royal Air Force [short service commission]
18.04.1930     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
18.04.1930     commissioned, Indian Army
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps with 14th Army (India & Burma)
02.12.1944 - (04.1946) Assistant Director of Supplies, Supplies and Transport Branch, Central Command, India
1947? - 25.01.1949 Special List (ex-Indian Army) [service number 45339]
Justice of the Peace (JP), Wiltshire, 1955.
Messervy,
Sir Frank Walter
F.W. Messervy F.W. Messervy
F.W. Messervy F.W. Messervy
F.W. Messervy F.W. Messervy
F.W. Messervy
Eldest child of Walter John Messervy, bank manager, and Myra Naida de Boissiere.
Married (1927) Patricia, daughter of Col E. Waldegrave Courtney, Silksworth, Camberley; one son, one daughter
(and one son deceased).
09.12.1893
Trinidad
-
02.02.1974 
Heyshott, near Midhurst
2nd Lt.
22.01.1913 [81124]
Lt.
22.04.1915
Capt.
22.01.1917
A/Maj.
23.11.1918-27.12.1918
Bt. Maj.
01.07.1929
Maj.
22.01.1931
local Lt.Col.
01.09.1932-30.06.1933
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1933
Lt.Col.
10.04.1938
Col.
21.09.1939, seniority 01.07.1936
A/Brig.
01.03.1941-13.04.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
14.04.1941-13.04.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
14.04.1942-18.06.1942
Maj.Gen.
17.04.1943
A/Lt.Gen.
1944? [acting rank]
A/Lt.Gen.
08.12.1944 [appointed rank]
Lt.Gen.
01.06.1945, seniority 03.04.1944 (retd 22.08.1948)
A/Gen.
15.08.1947
Hon. Gen. 22.08.1948
Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India KCSI
12.06.1947
HM's birthday 47
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
05.07.1945
HM's birthday 45
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
09.09.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.12.1941
Middle East 02.41-07.41
Distinguished Service Order DSO
20.04.1944
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
01.04.1941
Middle East 08.39-11.40
Mentioned in Despatches MID
05.04.1945
Burma / Eastern Frontier India
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
Burma
Legion of Merit (US) LM
?
?
? Nile
?
Order of the Nile, 4th class
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1925-1926; psc)
22.01.1913


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
08.04.1914


commissioned, Indian Army
1914


9th Hodson's Horse
1914
-
1919
served European War (France, Palestine, and Syria)
1919


Kurdistan
12.02.1928
-
02.03.1932
Brigade Major, ... (Risalpur, NW Frontier, India)
01.09.1932
-
16.01.1936
Instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Staf College, Quetta
1938
-
1939
Commanding Officer, 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers
21.09.1939
-
28.02.1941
General Staff Officer, 1st  grade (GSO1), 5th Indian Division (India & East Africa)
10.1940
-
02.1941
also: Commander, Gazelle Force (Sudan and Eritrea)
01.03.1941
-
13.04.1941
Commander, 9th Indian Brigade (Keren, Ethiopia)
14.04.1941
-
02.01.1942
General Officer Commanding, 4th Indian Division (Western Desert, Cyrenaica [Libya])
03.01.1942
-
12.02.1942
General Officer Commanding, 1st Armoured Division (Cyrenaica [Libya])
09.03.1942
-
18.06.1942
General Officer Commanding, 7th Armoured Division (Egypt, Libya)
28.06.1942
-
14.08.1942
Deputy Chief of the General Staff, General Headquarters, Middle East Force
1942
-
1943
General Officer Commanding, 43rd Indian Armoured Division
30.07.1943


Director, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, General HQ India Command [specially employed]
1944


General Officer Commanding, 7th Indian Division (Arakan, Kohima)
10.1944
-
1945
General Officer Commanding, IV Corps (Burma, Tamu to Rangoon)
1945


General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Malaya Command
15.10.1946
-
1947
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, India
15.08.1947
-
10.02.1948
Commander-in-Chief, Pakistan Armed Forces
Colonel, 16th Light Cavalry, 24.08.1945-01.09.1948. Colonel, The Jat Regiment, 1947-09.12.1955. Deputy Chief Scout, 04.1949-1950. Berks County Councillor, 1953-1956. Late Indian Administrative Service
Literature: Henry Maule. Spearhead general : the epic story of General Sir Frank Messervy and his men in Eritrea, North Africa and Burma (London : Odhams, 1961)
Meston,
Douglas George
D.G. Meston
Brother of Maj. Hector Findlay Meston.
(09?).1904
Wandsworth, Greater London
-
2nd Lt.
22.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
22.05.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Meston,
Hector Findlay
H.F. Meston
Brother of 2nd Lt. Douglas George Meston.
(09?).1906
Lambeth, Greater London
-
2nd Lt.
11.12.1941 [EC 11898]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
08.10.1943-(04.1946)
Capt.
? (reld 14.06.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
14.06.1946
11.12.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Mian Khan
M. Khan
16.06.1908
-
16.12.1964
2nd Lt. 15.02.1941 [IEC 301]
WS/Lt. 03.03.1941
A/Capt. 15.10.1941-14.02.1942
T/Capt. 15.02.1942-21.03.1944
WS/Capt. 22.03.1944
A/Maj. 22.12.1943-21.03.1944
T/Maj. 22.03.1944-(04.1945)
Military Cross MC 24.09.1942 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Education: distinguished at a medium machine gun course (Saugor); qualified at a School of Education (British & Indian Officers); distinguished in small arms (Saugor); qualified at a carrier course (Saugor).
      previous service for increment of pay 8 years, 214 days; service for pension: in ranks 30.06.1927-31.07.1937 (10 years, 32 days; half to count); V.C.O. 01.08.1937-14.02.1941 (3 years, 198 days; full to count)
15.02.1941     commissioned, 6th Rajputana Rifles - Indian Army [Indian emergency commission]
02.12.1943 - (10.1944) Instructor, Infantry Schools (India), Saugor
Served Pakistan Army (Lt.Col.).
Middleton,
John Gordon
J.G. Middleton
?
Dundee, Scotland
-
2nd Lt. 10.10.1941 (reld > 04.1947)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
10.10.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Was in the jute business in India.
Milanes,
Reginald John Felix
R.J.F. Milanes
Son of Juan Henke Milanes.
Married (17.04.1940, Peshawar) Rosamond Mary Tyndale-Biscoe; three sons.
12.07.1912
-
13.03.2007
2nd Lt.
01.09.1932 [53831]
Lt.
01.12.1934
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt.
03.12.1939-28.01.1940,
01.02.1940-31.08.1940
Capt.
01.09.1940
A/Maj.
07.08.1940-06.11.1940
T/Maj.
17.11.1940-(04.1946)
Maj.
09.03.1948, seniority 01.07.1946 (retd 13.06.1958)
Hon. Lt.Col.
13.06.1958
01.09.1932


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
29.11.1933


commissioned, Indian Army



served 12th Frontier Force Regiment
09.03.1948


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
13.06.1958
-
12.07.1967
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Miller,
J
J. Miller (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
?
-
2nd Lt. ?
Capt. ?
Military Medal MM ? ?
?     commissioned, Indian Army? [emergency commission] [possibly: British Army]
(1942)     1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa)
Miller,
Robert Charles Patrick
"Pat"
R.C.P. Miller (Photo courtesy of A. Miller)
Son of Hugh Molyneux Miller (1880-1942), and Beatrix Frances Dupuis Cavendish (1888-1973), of The Secretaries, Bures, Suffolk.
Married 1st ((06?).1950, Westminster district, London; marriage dissolved 1953) Elizabeth Ogilvie Noall, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs William Noall, of Toorak, Melbourne, Australia.
Married 2nd (27.10.1955, Westminster district, London) Lydia Georgina Vaux Miéville (02.05.1920 - 10.1998), only daughter of Lt.Col. A.L. Miéville, DSO, MC, Canadian Engineers; one daughter.
17.03.1916
Wandsworth district, London
-
02.11.1982
Blyth district, Suffolk
2nd Lt. 02.07.1937
27.08.1938, seniority 28.01.1937 [928 AI]
Lt. 19.09.1939, seniority 28.04.1939
Capt. 28.01.1945 (reld 28.05.1947; ill-health)
WS/Maj. 1946?
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 28.05.1947
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: St Peter's College, Radley (1930.1-1933.2); Christ's College, Cambridge (1935; BA History).
02.07.1937     commissioned, General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
27.08.1938     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army) [served NW Frontier of India]
19.09.1939     commissioned, Indian Army (18th King Edward VII's Own Cavalry)
Head master, Geldeston Hall, Geldeston, nr Beccles, Suffolk, 1960s/1970s.
Miller,
Robert Cuthbert
R.C. Miller (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)

Married (1951, St Clement district, Scotland) Isobel Jean M. Henderson; ... children (one daughter?).
1923?
-
1985
Glasgow
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
T/Capt. (10.1946)
      previous service for increment of pay 247 days
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, 9th Gurkha Rifles - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Mills,
Alfred George
A.G. Mills
Married (08.02.1930, Byculla) ...; ... children.
± 07.1907
-
± 09.1982
Sgt. (1930?)
Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (with rank of Lt.) 02.03.1943 [M/33555] (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Maj.? (1945)
      served as Warrant Officer
02.03.1943     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
His granddaughter writes: "He served with heavy machines class 2 and Transport Division, Bombay & Asia. I know he was part of disbanding big guns at end of war. Demobilized in 1949 to UK, he emigrated to Rhodesia in Dec. 1949.
Mischler,
Norman Martin
N.M. Mischler
Son (with one brother) of Martin Mischler (1877?-1965), and Martha Sarah Lambert (1884-1959), of Brondesbury Park, London NW.
Brother of Maj. Stanley Max Mischler, MBE, TARO.
Married ((06?).1949, St Marylebone district, London) Helen Dora Chiappa-Sinclair (23.11.1926 - predeceased him), daughter of F/Lt. Alfred Joseph Chiappa-Sinclair, RAFVR (1896-1944) & Dora Louise Marchi (1903-1994), of Park Road, London NW1; one son, one daughter.

09.10.1920
Paddington, London
-
10.09.2009
[Bungay, Suffolk ?]
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1941 [EC 3294]
WS/Lt. 24.02.1942 (reld 1946)
T/Capt. 24.02.1942-(04.1946)
T/Maj. (1946)
Name brought to notice MID 09.05.1946 Burma
Name brought to notice MID 19.09.1946 Burma
Education: St Paul's School, London; St Catharine's College, Cambridge (MA).
17.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps in Burma Campaign
Played cricket for England 1941/42 & Cambridge. Cricket Blue, 1946. Joined Burt, Boulton & Haywood, 1947, Vice-Chairman 1963; Deputy Managing Director, Hoechst UK Ltd, 1966; Chairman: Harlow Chemical Co. Ltd, 1972-1974; Kalle Infotec Ltd, 1972-1974; Chairman: Hoechst UK Ltd, 1975-1984; Hoechst Ireland Ltd, 1976-1984; Berger Jenson & Nicholson Ltd, 1979-1984. Director: Berger, Jenson & Nicholson Ltd, 1975-1984; Ringsdorff Carbon Co. Ltd, 1968-1984; Vice-Chairman, German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in London, 1974-1984; Member Council, Chemical Industries Assoc. Ltd, 1975-1984. Freeman, City of London. Officer's Cross, German Order of  Merit, 1985.
Mitchley,
Edward Charles Thomas
E.C.T. Mitchley
Married ((03?).1920, Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire) Eunice M. Dolan; one son, one daughter.
27.06.1893
Wandsworth district, London
-
06.10.1968
Brandfold, Goudhurst, Kent
Lt. 26.01.1917 [IA 623] [384094]
A/Capt. 30.05.1919-31.10.1919
Capt. 26.01.1920
Maj. 26.01.1934
A/Lt.Col. 25.10.1940-24.01.1941
T/Lt.Col. 25.01.1941-14.03.1941
Lt.Col. 15.03.1941 (retd 23.09.1947)
A/Col. 08.02.1942-07.08.1942
T/Col. 08.08.1942-...,
28.03.1943-(01.1946)
A/Brig. 24.10.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig. 23.09.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 30.12.1941 Middle East (East Africa and Madagascar)
? - 26.11.1917 mobilized, Special Reserve (for 2 years, 215 days)
26.01.1917     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
27.11.1917     commissioned, Indian Army
1919     transferred, 3/11 Gurkha  Rifles
25.10.1940 - 08.02.1942 Commander, Royal Indian Army Service Corps, ... (Middle East)
      Commandant, Indian Army Service Corps Training School
Mitra,
Bibhas Chandra
B.C. Mitra (Photo courtesy of Jayashree Seema Nandi (nee Mitra) Ph.D.) B.C. Mitra (Photo courtesy of Jayashree Seema Nandi (nee Mitra) Ph.D.)
B.C. Mitra (Photo courtesy of Jayashree Seema Nandi (nee Mitra) Ph.D.) B.C. Mitra (Photo courtesy of Jayashree Seema Nandi (nee Mitra) Ph.D.)
Married ...; one daughter, one son.
09.05.1916
-
29.04.1994
Lt. 08.04.1943
Capt. 07.12.1943 *

* Granted antedate for 4 months 1 day

MB (Cal.).
08.04.1943     commissioned, Indian Medical Services - Indian Land Forces [Indian emergency commission]
      Medical Officer, 3/14 Punjab Regiment (NWFP Wana, Bannu)
Set up his private medical practice in the city of Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India.
Mohite,
Hanmantrao Martandrao
H.M. Mohite
23.03.1908
-
2nd Lt. 27.08.1931 [27 IA]
Lt. 24.10.1932, seniority 23.12.1930
Capt. 23.09.1937
WS/Maj. 25.11.1943
Maj. 23.09.1945
A/Lt.Col. 25.08.1943-24.11.1943
T/Lt.Col. 25.11.1943-(01.1946)
Name brought to notice MID 16.12.1943 Burma / Eastern Forntier of India
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
27.08.1931     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
24.10.1932     commissioned, Indian Army
      attached Royal Indian Army Service Corps
? - 12.05.1948 Brigadier General Staff, Southern Command
12.05.1948 - ? Commander, HQ Poona Subarea (Southern Command)
Transferred to National Indian Army, reaching rank of Maj.Gen. General Officer Commanding, Madras Area (1953). Director of Supplies and Transport, 20.08.1953-17.04.1957.
Moment,
Eckford George Crisp
E.G.C. Moment
Son of John (Crisp) Moment (1858-1923), and Hilda Stokes (1897-1930).
Married three times; two daughters.
23.10.1911
Tonngoo, Burma
-
14.10.1990
Assunta Hospital, Malaysia
2nd Lt. 03.03.1944
03.03.1944     commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers [emergency commission]
Monaghan,
Thomas Joseph
"Tom"
T.J. Monaghan
Married (1946) Bridget Keays-Byrne; four sons, one daughter.

24.09.1920
Dublin
-
28.12.1998
London
2nd Lt. 13.07.1940 [EC 428]
WS/Lt. 01.08.1941
T/Capt. 30.01.1943-(04.1944)
A/Maj. (1944)
Lt. 10.11.1945, seniority 24.03.1943 [336884]
Capt. 24.09.1947 (retd 07.03.1954; receiving a gratuity)
Hon. Maj. 07.03.1954
Military Cross MC 05.10.1944 Burma
Education: Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover.
      served in the ranks for 1 year, 210 days, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Dunkirk 06.1940)
13.07.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      8th Punjab Regiment
(1944)     seconded, 152nd Indian Parachute Battalion (Burma) (MC)
10.11.1945     permanent commission, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Montagu,
John Drogo
J.D. Montagu (Photo courtesy of Mr Sunil Menon) J.D. Montagu (Photo courtesy of Mr Sunil Menon)

Son of John William Montagu (1876-1954), and Violet Irene Shuter (1891-1970).
Married (24.11.1952) Dorothy Boreham Chuter (18.08.1926-04.1990), daughter of Charles Edward Chuter, of Brisbane, Australia; two daughters, three sons.

30.05.1916
Pewsey district, Wiltshire
-
18.08.2013
Freshwater, Isle of Wight
2nd Lt. 30.01.1936 [584 AI]
Lt. 30.04.1938
A/Capt. 08.06.1940-07.09.1940
T/Capt. 08.09.1940-28.05.1941
WS/Capt. 29.05.1941
Capt. 30.01.1944
A/Maj. 01.03.1941-28.05.1941
T/Maj. 29.05.1941-31.05.1941,
20.10.1941-12.08.1942,
30.09.1942-13.04.1943,
03.11.1943-20.09.1944
WS/Maj. 04.01.1946
Maj. 30.01.1949 (retd 08.02.1950)
T/Lt.Col. 04.01.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Lt.Col. 08.02.1950
Name brought to notice MID 19.09.1946 Burma
Education: Exeter School; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
30.01.1936     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
07.04.1937     commissioned, Indian Army
      2nd Punjab Regiment (despatches)
(1947)     2nd Punjab Regiment (Meerut)
1947/48?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
Moore,
Alick Bartley Brady
A.B.B. Moore A.B.B. Moore
Son of Rev. A.K. Moore, Rector Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire.
Married (28.08.1940, Sy Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne) Joy Armitage, daughter of Lt.Col. F.A.W. Armitage, of West Yorkshire Regiment; ... children (one son?).
16.06.1910
East Retford district, Nottinghamshire
-
1949
2nd Lt. SRO 29.05.1929
2nd Lt. 16.06.1931
Lt. 16.09.1933
Capt. 16.06.1939
A/Maj. 11.08.1942-10.11.1942
T/Maj. 11.11.1942-(04.1946)
Capt. 08.03.1948, seniority 16.06.1939 [41880]
Education: Cambridge (1927?-1930?).
29.05.1929     commissioned, The Queen's Regiment - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
16.06.1931     commissioned, Unattached List (for
Indian Army)
23.10.1932     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      6th Duke of Connaught’s Own Lancers
06.04.1938 - 07.01.1939 ADC to HE the Viceroy of India
(1940)     ADC to the Governor of Victoria, Australia (Sir Winston Duggan)
1946/47?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
08.03.1948     commissioned, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Moore,
Douglas
D. Moore
?
-
Pte.
? [6101245]
2nd Lt.
20.05.1945 [EC 16001]



served in the ranks, The Queen's Regiment
20.05.1945
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Moorthy,
M S K
M.S.K. Moorthy (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Morehen,
John Edward
J.E. Morehen
Son of George John Morehen, and Laura Elizabeth Laurance.
Married ((03?).1935, Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex) Lilian M. Sims.
(03?).1905
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
1955
London
T/Conductor ?
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 19.03.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
      served in the ranks, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
19.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Moreton,
Ernest Albert
E.A. Moreton (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
29.12.1895
Eton district, Buckinghamshire
-
15.03.1960
Felpham, Bognor Regis, Sussex
2nd Lt.
05.05.1917 [IA 692 & 14877]
Lt.Col.
12.01.1941
T/Col.
23.08.1946-(04.1947)
Col.
04.07.1947, seniority 12.01.1944 (retd 21.11.1948)
T/Brig.
?
Hon. Brig.
21.11.1948
05.05.1917
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
12.01.1918


commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Morgan,
Joseph
J. Morgan

31.07.1908
-
10.08.1944
[age 36]
[Assisi War Cemetery, Italy, III.B.12]
Lt. 01.11.1935 [MZ 14748]
Capt. 01.11.1936, seniority 03.08.1936 [MZ 14748]
WS/Maj. 14.11.1942
T/Lt.Col. 15.01.1943-10.08.1944
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 18.10.1943 Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
Name brought to notice MID 24.06.1943 Middle East
Name brought to notice MID 23.03.1944 Sicily
Education: MB, ChB (Liverpool).
07.06.1934 - 04.09.1934 served Royal Army Medical Corps [short service commission]
01.11.1935     commissioned, Indian Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(1943)     Headquarters XIII Corps (OBE, despatches twice)
Morgan,
Thomas George Albert
G.E. Morris
08.07.1908
-
1977
Liverpool, Lancashire
2nd Lt. 20.12.1941
WS/Lt. 20.12.1941 (reld > 04.1947)
A?/Capt. ? ?
20.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Morison,
David George
D.G. Morison (Photo courtesy of Mr Russ Morison) D.G. Morison (Photo courtesy of Mr Russ Morison)
Son of George Robert Morison, businessman, and Ethel Godfrey.
Married (08.07.1947, British Consulate, Port Said, Egypt) Elva Mary Bennett; five sons (first one was stillborn).
18.01.1920
Salisbury, Wiltshire
-
06.07.1998
Mackay Base Hospital, Mackay, Queensland, Australia
[Pacific Gardens Crematorium, Sarina]
2nd Lt. 15.11.1941
WS/Lt. ?
Lt. 02.12.1946, seniority 01.10.1942 [375942]
Capt. 25.01.1948 (reld 06.04.1953)
Education: Rencombe College.
1938     joined Territorial Army
1939     transferred to Regular Army (stationed in France three times as a tank Sergeant)
? - 14.11.1941 202nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
15.11.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 01.12.1946]
? - late 1944 officer commanding of a transport company (India, Burma & NW Frontier)
1945     served at Japanese War Tribunal (Singapore)
02.12.1946 - 06.04.1953 transferred, Royal Army Service Corps [short service commission]
1948 - 1952 served in Egypt (1948 HQ Petrol Group (Suez), RASC MELF)
06.04.1953 - 07.04.1953 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
07.04.1953     transferred, Australian Forces
Morris,
George Edward
G.E. Morris
Married Alice (she predeceased him); two daughters.
1910
-
21.04.2011
hospital
2nd Lt. 09.12.1942
WS/Lt. ? (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Capt. ?
09.12.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      2nd Battalion Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
Morris,
James Ronald
J.R. Morris
06.10.1900
Birkenhead, Cheshire
-
2nd Lt.
16.07.1920 [312 IA]
Lt.
29.10.1921, seniority 16.07.1921
Capt.
16.07.1927
Maj.
16.07.1938
A/Col.
30.03.1944
A/Brig.
30.03.1944-(01.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.04.1945
Burma
16.07.1920


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
29.10.1921


commissioned, Indian Army



9th Gurkha Rifles
1944
-
1944
Commander, 111th Indian Infantry Brigade (part of the "Chindits" Special Force)
1944
-
1946
Commander, 62nd Indian Infantry Brigade (part of the "Chindits" Special Force)
Morris,
Norman Ernest
N.E. Morris
?
-

[possibly:
14.12.1923
-
04.1995
Louth, Lincolnshire]
L/Sgt.
?
2nd Lt.
28.05.1942
WS/Lt.
28.11.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Maj. ?
?



served in the ranks
28.05.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



11th Sikh Regiment (India, Burma &
Singapore)
Morris,
Robin Reynolds
R.R. Morris
Married Jean ...; one son, one daughter.
23.06.1916
-
29.07.1976
(died instantly of broken neck in car accident at Chichester, West Sussex; formerly of Huish Farm, Sydling-St Nicholas, Dorset)
[cremated; Sydling-St. Nicholas Churchyard, Dorset]
2nd Lt. 30.01.1936
Lt. 30.04.1938
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt. 03.12.1939-08.12.1939,
28.03.1940-06.04.1940,
04.06.1940-06.08.1940,
19.08.1940-29.01.1944
Capt. 30.01.1944
30.12.1947, seniority 30.01.1944 [380839]
A/Maj. 03.01.1942-01.02.1942,
25.02.1943-14.04.1943,
03.11.1943-14.11.1943
T/Maj. 15.11.1943-16.06.1944,
20.06.1944-02.12.1944,
15.07.1945-23.04.1946
WS/Maj. 24.04.1946
Maj. 30.01.1949 (retd 07.01.1958)
A/Lt.Col. 15.07.1945-08.08.1945,
18.02.1946-23.04.1946
T/Lt.Col. 24.04.1946-31.10.1946
Hon. Lt.Col. 07.01.1958
Education: Staff College, Camberley (psc).
30.01.1936     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
18.03.1937     commissioned, Indian Army
? - 10.1944 14th Punjab Regiment
10.1946 - ? Sikh Light Infantry
1947?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
30.12.1947     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Morris,
Sydney George
S.G. Morris (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Sgt. ?
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]
Mortimer,
Leonard Widdicombe
L.W. Mortimer

Married ...; ... children (one son?).
01.02.1912
-
07.2002
Durham Northern district, Durham
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.10.1942 [EC ....]
WS/Lt. 22.04.1943
WS/Lt. 01.09.1945, seniority 22.04.1943 [353132]
WS/Capt. 25.07.1945
T/Maj. 25.07.1945-(12.1946) (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
Hon. Maj.  (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
22.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.09.1945     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

His son writes: "Retired as substantive Major, formerly Indian Army Service Corps (Dimapur, Imphal and Kohima sectors) and The Green Howard's. Believed to be acting Col. IASC. Ran a POW camp in Yorkshire in 1946; criticised in House of Commons for using German POWs as NCOc over Italian POWs."

01.01.1949 - 01.02.1967 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Morton,
Benjamin
B. Morton
Son of ... Morton, and ... Wall.
12.01.1913
Bakewell district, Derbyshire
-
09.1992
South Warwickshire district
2nd Lt. 05.09.1936, seniority 31.01.1935 [AI 183]
Lt. 14.11.1937, seniority 30.11.1936
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt. 03.12.1939-16.12.1939
WS/Capt. 07.11.1940
Capt. 31.01.1943
A/Maj. 07.08.1940-06.11.1940
T/Maj. 07.11.1940-31.03.1941
Maj. 18.05.1948 [67806] (removed from the Army on conviction by the Civil Power 14.01.1953)
      from General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
05.09.1936     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
14.11.1937     commissioned, Indian Army
? - 15.02.1942 1/14 Punjab Regiment (11th Indian Division) (captured)
1942 - 1945? POW in Japanese captivity (spent some time in Changi)
1946/47?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
18.05.1948     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Morton,
John Dickson
J.D. Morton (Photo courtesy of Cullen Morton)
24.09.1922
-
14.12.1975
Canada
Pte. 26.09.1940 [2991328]
A/Cpl. 27.08.1941
2nd Lt. 22.11.1942 [EC 6706]
WS/Lt. 22.05.1943 (dispersal 08?.1946) (reld 24.10.1946)
A/Capt. 12.04.1945-25.04.1945,
19.10.1945-28.10.1945
T/Capt. 09.01.1946-(08?.1946)
A/Maj. 29.10.1945-08.01.1946
Hon. Capt. 24.10.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
General Service Medal GenSM - & clasp South East Asia1945/46
26.09.1940   21.11.1942 enlisted, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
22.11.1942     commissioned, Rajputana Rifles, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      5th Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles
Joined Canadian Army, 18.07.1951.
Morton,
Robert Bruce Tulloh
R.B.T. Morton (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) R.B.T. Morton (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of Robert Hugh A. Morton, and ... Brown, of The Coppice, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire.
Married (10.11.1950, St Andrew's Church, Calcutta, India) Diana Russell Kaye, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Alexander Kaye, of Melbourne.
(09?).1916
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
2nd Lt. 01.03.1941 [EC 1886]
WS/Lt. ? (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Maj. ?
Military Cross MC 20.07.1944 Italy
 
Education: Harrow (1930.1-1935.2; Moretons; Rugby XV 1934); Fitzwilliam House, Cambridge.
In business, India. Joined North Bengal Mounted Rifles, 1938.
01.03.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1941) - (1944) 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (India, Iraq, Iran, North Africa & Italy)
Moss,
Gerald Crompton de Vere
G.C. de V. Moss
Youngest son of Frederick James Moss (1865-1946), and Eva Mary De Vere Gookey (1873-).
Brother of Lt.Col. Harry Marlborough de Vere Moss, Indian Army.
Married (1935?) Eden Marguerite Oldacres.
21.06.1903
-
(03?).1983
2nd Lt.
30.08.1923 [IA 741]
Lt.
30.11.1925
Capt.
30.08.1932
Maj.
30.08.1940 (retd 18.09.1948)
A/Lt.Col.
20.08.1943-19.11.1943
T/Lt.Col.
20.11.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
18.09.1948
30.08.1923


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
01.11.1924


commissioned, Indian Army (2nd Battalion 4th Bombay Grenadiers)
?
-
1948?
Commanding Officer, 25th Battalion Indian Grenadiers Regiment
Moss,
Harry Marlborough de Vere
H.M. de V. Moss
Son of Frederick James Moss (1865-1946), and Eva Mary De Vere Gookey (1873-).
Brother of Lt.Col. Gerald Crompton de Vere Moss, Indian Army.
Married Edith Dorothy Shelton "Dot" Newton (04.08.1905 - 27.03.1986); one son.
04.03.1901
Bareilly, North India
-
13.02.1963
in hospital, St Pancras district, London
2nd Lt. 16.07.1920 [AI 373]
Lt. 24.11.1931, seniority 16.07.1920
Capt. 16.07.1927
Maj. 16.07.1938
A/Lt.Col. 19.06.1942-18.09.1942
T/Lt.Col. 19.09.1942-(04.1946)
WS/Lt.Col. 1946?
Lt.Col. 16.07.1946 (retd 22.02.1949)
2nd Lt. 31.03.1952 [422893]
Capt. ? (reld 31.03.1956)
Name brought to notice MID 30.12.1941 Middle East
16.07.1920     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
24.11.1921     commissioned, Indian Army (3rd Royal Sikhs)
(1941)     12th Frontier Force Regiment (despatches)
31.03.1952 - 31.03.1956 commissioned, General List - Territorial Army
Muckle,
Jack Jefferies
J.M. Muir
Only son of Harold Thomas Muckle, and ... Hallard.
26.03.1913
Lewisham district, London
-
13.02.2013
Pte. ? [4151904]
2nd Lt. 20.09.1942 [EC ....]
WS/Lt. 1942
WS/Capt. 04.01.1944
T/Maj. 04.01.1944--(04.1946)
WS/Capt. 01.10.1945, seniority 04.01.1944 [356057]
Education: Tonbridge School (1927-1930; School House).
Solicitor, 1936. In the Ministry of Agriculture, 1936-1947.
1940     enlisted service in the Royal Engineers
1942     Cadet, Indian Army
1942     Indian Military Academy
20.09.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1942     10/6th Rajputana Rifles
21.10.1943 - (04.1946) a Deputy Assistant Controller-General of Inspection, under Master-General of the Ordnanace Branch, India Headquarters Staff
01.10.1945     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Branch)
Deputy Assistant Legal Secretary, Sudan Government, 1947-1955. Advocate General, Sudan Government.
Mullis,
Douglas Gordon
D.G. Mullis
Son of Albert Edward Mullis (1886-), and Violet Louisa Lenora Deane.
Married ((06?).1949, Thurrock district, Essex) Audrey Jackie Malton (17.07.1927 - 09.04.2015), daughter of Alexander Malton (1888-), and Florence Willerton (1888-1976); two sons.
20.11.1924
Mile End district, London
-
21.11.2008
Romford district, Essex
L/Cpl. ? [7265653]
2nd Lt. 26.08.1945 [EC 16263]
WS/Lt. 26.08.1946?
Lt. 13.12.1950 [413814] (retd 20.11.1989)
A/Maj. (1968)
A/Lt.Col. (1972)
Hon. Lt.Col. 20.11.1989
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 08.06.1968 HM's birthday 68: Army Cadet Force
Cadet Forces Medal CFM 29.03.1963 -
Cadet Forces Medal CFM 11.07.1972 1st clasp
Cadet Forces Medal CFM 02.10.1979 2nd clasp
Cadet Forces Medal CFM 29.09.1987 3rd clasp
26.08.1945     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 10th Gurkha Rifles
1946/47?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
13.12.1950     commissioned, Royal Army Educational Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
22.01.1951 - 20.11.1989 Essex Contingent, Combined Cadet Force - Territorial Army [attained age limit]
Munir Ahmed,
M
M. Munir Ahmed (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
?
-
Capt. (1945)
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Munns,
Sydney Oswald
S.O. Munns (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Munns)
Son (with one brother) of John Bernard Munns (1883-1924), and Clara Maude Thurman (1888-1975).
Married 1st Frances Eleanor Whittaker ((12?).1912 - 2011), daughter of Alfred Whittaker; one son.
Married 2nd (09.10.1948, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) Caroline Mary Goodman (27.03.1914 - 24.06.2005), daughter of Frederick Edward Goodman (1876-1944), and Mary Hannah Slater (1888-1970); one son. Caroline Munns had been married before to Andrew Douglas Taylor (1909-1977) with whom she had one daughter and one son.
24.07.1909
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
-
06.05.1976
Spalding, Lincolnshire
T/Sub-Conductor ?
T/Lt. (Assistant Commissary) 10.04.1942 [CC/93] (reld 05.03.1949)
T/Capt. 14.05.1944-(04.1947)
      initially served with the Sherwood Foresters
10.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments (Indian Army Corps of Clerks) [emergency commission]
14.02.1944 - (04.1946) Staff Captain, Directorate of Organization, Adjutant-General's Branch, HQ Staff of the Army in India
05.03.1949     enlisted in the ranks, Territorial Army
Murdoch,
F
F. Murdoch
?
-
2nd Lt.
07.09.1940
WS/Capt.
01.10.1943
T/Maj.
01.10.1943-(04.1946)
07.09.1940
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Murray,
Adam Turner
A.T. Murray (Photo courtesy of Mr Derek Glover)
16.12.1916
Belfast
-
03.2003
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
2nd Lt. 28.01.1937 [AI 727]
Lt. 28.04.1939
A/Capt. 28.03.1941-27.06.1941
T/Capt. 28.06.1941-14.03.1943
Capt. 28.01.1945 (retd 01.01.1949)
Maj. ? [438594]
A/Col. ?
Hon. Col. 07.12.1954
Military Cross MC 21.10.1941 Middle East (Derra, Syria) [citation available upon request]
28.01.1937     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
04.04.1938     commissioned, Indian Army
      4/6th Rajputana Rifles (MC)
01.01.1949 - 07.12.1954 retired, but remained to be borne on the Special List (ex-Indian Army) while employed with Pakistan Armed Forces
Group of seven medals to Major A. T. Murray of the 6th Rajputana Rifles, for His Actions Against the Vichy on the Syrian Border 1941. Military Cross, G.R.I., reverse engraved 1941, 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, War Medal with M.I.D. Oak leaf, Coronation 1953, Commonwealth Independence Medal (T/Lt. Col. A.T. Murray B.S.S.L.), with related dress miniatures A Set of Silver Pouch Belt Furniture, comprising KC plate, whistle and triple chain A Military Pattern Great War Kukri, the blade stamped 1918, in its leather sheath marked 1917. Related photographs and other paperwork to the First Punjab Regiment Colonel Adam Turner Murray, was born on the 16th of December 1916, he entered Military Service in 1937 1937 - 1st Battalion the Buffs, India 1938 - 416 - Rajputana Rifles, India 1939-1945 - Active Service, Middle East, Italy, Greece, Iraq, Syria, Indian Army Liaison staff G.H.Q. Middle East, Brigade Major 11th Indian Inf. Brigade. 1946-1948 - Commanded 1 Punjab Regt. (Para) Bn. 1948-1954 - Commandant 1 Punjab Regiment, Pakistan 1954 - Retired as Colonel Saving the Viaduct. An account of a daring exploit on the Syrian border performed by men of the then 4th Indian Division, led by a British officer. 'Well, that's your job; the success of the campaign, to a large extent, depends on you. Good Luck, Adam!' Captain Adam Murray stepped out of the Brigadier's staff car, where he had been receiving his orders, and walked thoughtfully away. He had been given the task for which all soldiers yearn - an independent mission. Success or failure depended on him and his men alone. The scene was Palestine, the date June, 1941. The British forces were lined along the Syrian frontier. In spite of every plea by the British Goverment, the Vichy French authorities refused to cease assisting the Germans to prepare Syria for invasion. There was no alternative but to occupy the country and eject the Axis. Preparations were now complete. On the right of the line was the 5th Indian Infantry brigade. It actually formed part of the 4th Indian Division in the Western Desert, but had been detached for this operation. The Brigade had already fought in Egypt, the Sudan, and Eritrea. These campaigns had been brought to successful conclusions, but not without casualties. Murray himself had been 'Mentioned in dispatches.' About two miles across the frontier lay a railway which, once the advance started, would be of vital importance to the British. At Tel Chehab the line crosses a valley by means of a viaduct. Lawrence of Arabia tried to destroy this same bridge in 1918, to hamper the getaway of the Turkish armies defeated by Allenby. The attempt was then frustrated, for one of the Arabs entrusted with the job accidentally dropped his rifle, thus warning the Turkish guards. Now in 1941, Murray had been given a task that was perhaps even more difficult - capturing the Viaduct intact. British Intelligence - and there is no better Secret Service in the world - had found out a good deal about the bridge. There were three piers, but the central span was huge, nearly sixty yards long. If that span were destroyed (and it was known that all preparations had been made to blow it up) it was irreplaceable from any resources then available in the Middle East. Charges had been placed in readiness under the main pier. These charges could be ignited either by ordinary match fuse, with about sixty seconds delay, or by dynamo exploder. The explosive was packed in a stone sangar built at the base of the pier. Twenty-five yards away was a tent where the guards slept when off duty, and the tent, pier, and sangar were surrounded by barbed wire, with trenches round the perimeter. The Vichy guard had strict orders to destroy the viaduct on the approach of the British. The problem therefore divided itself into three phases. The objective must be reached without giving the alarm; then the guard must be overpowered and the fuse disconnected before the bridge could be blown, and finally the structure must be held against any attempt to retake it. The task was obviously far from easy. All that day Murray studied maps and air photographs; he also made a reconnaissance as far as was possible without crossing the frontier. Actually available for the operation was one platoon of Murray's own company - sturdy Jats of the 4th Bn. 6th Rajputana Rifles, a unit fighting continuously for over four years, has won two Victoria Crosses, and no fewer than ninety seven other awards for gallantry. Murray knew well what magnificent fighters his Jats were, and that they would follow him anywhere. This was an enterprise, however, calling for finesses rather than valour, and the planning must be quite fool-proof. The plan he eventually decided upon was that the platoon should creep to the end of the viaduct and lie up there. The signal for the men to charge the guard post would be the firing of the first shot. He explained his orders to Jemadar Jodha Ram, the platoon commander, and the section commanders. When he had finished Company Havildar-Major (the Indian Army equivalent of Company Sergeant-Major) Goru Ram stepped forward. 'Who will fire the first shot, Sahib?' he asked. 'I shall - I hope,' replied Murray, in Urdu. 'I shall go down into the river bed and deal with the guard post.' 'Will you go alone, Sahib?' queried Goru Ram, anxiously. 'Yes,' said Murray. 'The fewer there are, the better chance of getting into the post unseen.' 'Nay, Sahib,' remonstrated Goru Ram. 'You can't go alone! I shall come with you.. You know that I am a good athlete and can move like a cat in the dark. As a marksman, also, there is none better than I in the Company.' 'No, Goru Ram,' replied Murray, shaking his head. 'I go alone.' 'Sahib,' urged the Company Havildar-Major, earnestly. 'I must go with you! If you are killed I shall never be able to hold up my head again. The men of the Regiment will spit on me; the Jats will be accursed. Those are the men, it will be said, who let their sahibs do the dangerous tasks alone. For the honour of my people I must come with you!' In face of Goru Ram's pleading Murray gave way. It was arranged that he should carry the tommy-gun and a couple of grenades while Goru Ram brought his rifle and bayonet and also a pair of wire-cutters. Shortly after dark the following night the party set out across the frontier. In front Adam Murray. With him were Goru Ram, his orderly and also an Arabic interpreter. The latter was in a high state of nerves, so much so that it was almost possible to hear him trembling. He was so scared, in fact, that Murray made him carry the tommy-gun 'To weigh him down and prevent him becoming airborne,' as he explained later. Silent as shadows, the little band crept forward through the night. A gentle breeze blew down the valley, a welcome change after the oppressive heat of the day. No click of equipment, not a sound or a footfall, could be heard as these Jat soldiers carried out the manoeuvre for which they are so greatly dreaded - the noiseless night attack. Suddenly there was movement in front. The party halted, crouched down, and stared ahead through the darkness. Something was coming down the track - probably an enemy patrol! On Murray's whispered order the Jats got ready with their fixed bayonets; the whole patrol must be wiped out, silently, instantaneously, without a shot or a shout. The party waited tensely, in a silence broken only by the slight sound of the interpreter's chattering teeth. The patrol appeared to be large, moving slowly but not particularly carefully. It gradually drew nearer. Now it was fifteen yards away, now a dozen, but still the figures were not discernible. The Jats, scarcely daring to breathe, gripped their rifles more firmly, fingering the safety catches to ensure there should be no accidental shot. Now was the moment! As Murray rose to his feet, however, Goru Ram plucked at his sleeve. 'Sahib, it's goats!' he whispered. And it was; just a herd of goats moving along, grazing. The animals came on and passed right through the platoon. So great was the relief from nervous tension that Murray had to stuff his handkerchief into his mouth to prevent himself laughing out loud. Forward again went the platoon. Reaching the railway, which here ran on top of the bluff alongside the river-bed, they stole along in single file. Suddenly Murray stopped. There, three yards away, was the muzzle of a machine-gun, peeping out from a slit in a pill-box. Complete silence reigned inside; evidently the French sentry, like the rest of the garrison of the post, was fast asleep. The platoon moved on once more, passing within two yards of the pill-box in utter silence. The sentry still slumbered peacefully. Presently they reached the end of the bridge, and the Jemadar posted his platoon in readiness. A last word, a quick handshake, then Murray and Goru Ram slid away into the darkness. Down into the river-bed they climbed, and set off across the valley bottom towards the guard post. When they could make out the shape of the tent they lay down and wormed their way forward on their stomachs. Inch by inch they crept onward until they reached the barbed wire. A sentry could be seen inside. He was alert, but, luckily for them, was on the far side of the enclosure. Goru Ram handed over the wire-cutters, rolled on to his back, and seized the bottom strand of the barbed wire with both hands. Murray cut the wire between the havildar's hands, thus avoiding any tell-tale 'ping.' The loose strands were carefully folded back on either side, and the two slid forward under the fence. Three more strands were cut in the same way; then they were inside the enclosure. At that moment a French soldier dashed out of the guard tent and began talking excitedly to the sentry. Murray and Goru Ram 'froze' where they lay, covering the pair with tommy gun and rifle. The talk went on, but after five minutes or so the newcomer returned to the tent. Murray breathed again. Just as they were preparing to move, however, the sentry looked at them. Once more they froze into immobility. Suddenly the sentry spoke. 'Shoo!' he said. 'Shoo!' Evidently he thought the two dark shadows were dogs. Then he bent down, picked up a stone, and threw it. Nothing happened. Presently it dawned on the sentry that something was wrong. If the shadows were dogs, they would have yelped or run away. The bolt of his rifle clicked. 'Now!' breathed Murray. Instantly the two men leapt to their feet. Murray gave the sentry a burst from the tommy-gun; the man pitched backwards on to the wire and lay still. Guards sprang out of the tent, but the two intruders ran forward, firing at the moving figures, particularly marking down those who were trying to reach the fuse. The darkness was rent by gun-flashes, the night was full of screams and groans, shouts and curses. Suddenly Murray's tommy-gun clicked harmlessly: it was empty. But just then the surviving Frenchmen put up their hands! A hurricane-lamp stood beside the charge of explosives, and with the watchful Goru Ram close at hand, Murray stepped forward and tore the fuse away. The Chehab viaduct was saved! At that moment the platoon arrived, led by Jemadar Jodha Ram, waving a great stick. They were greatly relieved to find their officer unhurt: they feared Murray had been killed in the first burst of shooting, and if that had been the case not a Frenchman would have remained alive. As it was, Murray and Goru Ram had killed two, wounded three, and taken five or six prisoners. On their way back to the frontier the Jats were fired on from the pill-box they had passed in the night. Two sepoys were killed and Jemadar Ram and another sepoy wounded. Jodha Ram was furious; he loudly lamented that they had not slit the throats of everybody inside when they passed it in the night. The remainder of the platoon got back safely, rejoining the battalion for its advance through Syria. For their exploits at the bridge Murray - now a Major- was awarded the Military Cross, and Goru Ram the Indian Order of merit, the Indian Army equivalent of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. The Wide World, published January 1945.
Murray,
Edward Dymoke
E.D. Murray
Married 1st ...
Married 2nd ... Gallagher (of the Belfast tobacco company).
09.06.1910
Dorking district, Surrey
-
01.2002
Worthing district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. TA
26.07.1930
2nd Lt.
30.01.1932 [196 IA]
Lt.
30.04.1934
Capt.
30.01.940
WS/Maj.
10.08.1942
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
10.05.1942-09.08.1942
T/Lt.Col.
10.08.1942-19.08.1944,
14.06.1945-07.10.1948,
01.01.1950-28.09.1951,
20.01.1952-11.04.1952
Maj.
15.08.1948, seniority 01.07.1946 [47348]
Lt.Col.
12.04.1952 (supernumerary 12.04.1955) (retd 07.10.1958)
T/Col.
29.09.1951-19.01.1952
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.04.1952
Malaya (2nd Bn 7th GR)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
16.12.1943
Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
Education: St Paul's School; Staff College (psc)



late Cadet CQMS, St. Paul's School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps




served in the ranks, 14th Battalion The London Regiment - Territorial Army
26.07.1930


commissioned, 12th Battalion The London Regiment - Territorial Army
30.01.1932


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
18.04.1933


commissioned, Indian Army (2nd Battalion 4th Bombay Grenadiers)
(1943)


6th Gurkha Rifles (attached V Force)
15.08.1948
 
 
permanent commission, 7th Gurkha Rifles
03.07.1949
-
31.12.1949
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Malaya District
29.09.1951
-
20.01.1952
Inspector Gurkha Training Far East
25.06.1954
-
(02.1957)
Assistant Adjutant General, War Office
07.10.1958
-
09.06.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Murray,
David [William Joseph] Stewart
D.S. Murray D.S. Murray
D.S. Murray
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Patrick John Murray (1874-1954), and Elizabeth Ann Ross Stewart (1888-1944).
Married (04.06.1943, Colombo, Ceylon) Patricia De Gray ((09?).1916 - 29.12.2012); one daughter, four sons.
31.05.1915
Willesden, Middlesex
-
24.04.1985
Spain
2nd Lt. 25.05.1940
WS/Lt. 01.05.1941
A/Capt. ...-30.04.1941
T/Capt. 01.05.1941-(10.1945)
      previous service for increment of pay 170 days
25.05.1940     commissioned, 19th Hyderabad Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
(04.1944) - (10.1945) with Welfare Bch. Comd. Hdqrs.
Murray,
John
J. Murray
Married (1947) Margaret Wilson (predeceased him); two sons.

15.12.1922
Ayr
-
06.02.2011
2nd Lt. 26.11.1942 [EC 11207]
WS/Lt. ? (reld 26.06.1946; ill-health)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 26.06.1946
Military Cross MC 16.11.1944 Burma
Education: Ayr Academy; Indian Military Academy.
26.11.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
05.1944 - ? Intelligence Officer, 3rd Battalion 1st King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles (Burma)
Director of James Finlay & Co, the long established Scottish trading company. Retired 1987.
Murray,
John Eric Scott
J.E.S. Murray
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
21.11.1912
India
-
11.2003
Reading district, Berkshire
2nd Lt. 26.11.1941
WS/Lt. 15.07.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Maj. ? ?
26.11.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Murray-Lyon,
David Murray
D.M. Murray-Lyon (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark D. Sellar) D.M. Murray-Lyon
Eldest son of Dr. T.M. Murray-Lyon.
Married (1916) Meredith Napier; one daughter.

14.08.1890
Glendale, Northumberland
-
04.02.1975

2nd Lt. [RGA]
29.12.1908 [4700]
Lt. [RGA]
?
2nd Lt. (prob.) [KOSB]
02.11.1910
2nd Lt. [KOSB]
27.05.1911, seniority 02.11.1910
Lt.
09.03.1914
T/Capt.
28.04.1915-21.05.1915
Capt.
09.12.1915
A/Maj.
16.12.1916-17.04.1917, 26.04.1919-11.09.1919, 08.11.1919-08.03.1920
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1919
T/Maj.
09.04.1921
Maj.
09.12.1928
A/Lt.Col.
04.11.1917-27.04.1918, 04.04.1919-26.04.1919
T/Lt.Col.
24.06.1918-26.04.1919, 11.09.1919-08.11.1919
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1932
Lt.Col.
02.04.1936
Col.
01.04.1940, seniority 01.07.1935 (retd 03.05.1942)
T/Brig.
01.04.1940-10.1940?
A/Maj.Gen.
17.10.1940-16.10.1941
T/Maj.Gen.
17.10.1941-23.12.1941
Hon. Maj.Gen.
11.06.1943, seniority 03.05.1942
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.02.1918
action at Moeuvres (Fr.) 30.11.17 *
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.12.1937
Waziristan 36-37
Military Cross MC
14.01.1916
service in Flanders 15
Mentioned in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
France
Mentioned in Despatches MID
21.12.1917
France
Mentioned in Despatches MID
24.05.1918
France
Mentioned in Despatches MID
28.12.1918
France
Mentioned in Despatches MID
18.02.1938
Waziristan / NW Frontier 37
1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-1918; Inter-Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919 (with MID); IGS 1908 with Clasp 'North West Frontier 1930-31; IGS 1936 with two clasps 'NWF 1936-37' & 'NWF, 1937-39', with MID; 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939-45; 1937 Coronation Medal

* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy attacked and penetrated the line after intense fighting and continual bombing attacks, by his courage and personal example he succeeded in driving them out and held his position against further heavy attacks with splendid coolness and determination.
Education: Edinburgh University
29.12.1908
-
02.11.1910
commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery: Lowland (City of Edinburgh) (supernumerary) [Territorial Force]
02.11.1910
-
08.12.1911
transferred to the 3rd Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers [Special Reserve of Officers]
08.12.1911


transferred to The Highland Light Infantry [Regular Forces]
08.12.1911
-
31.05.1915
1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Lucknow, India, then France [04.12.1915-31.05.1915; wounded twice]) (platoon commander, latterly as company commander)
09.02.1916
-
09.12.1916
Adjutant, 4th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (UK)
16.12.1916
-
17.04.1917
Second-in-Command, 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (France)
04.11.1917
-
07.04.1918
Commanding Officer, ... Battalion The Liverpool Regiment (France)
07.04.1918
-
27.04.1918
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (France)
27.04.1918
-
24.06.1918
Major at Battalion HQ (2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry?) (France till 11.11.1918)
24.06.1918
-
04.04.1919
Commanding Officer, 1st/5th Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (Territorial Force)
04.04.1919
-
26.04.1919
Commanding Officer, 15th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry
26.04.1919
-
11.09.1919
Major, 51st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Army of the Rhine)
11.09.1919
-
08.11.1919
Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment (Army of the Rhine)
08.11.1919
-
?
Second-in-Command, 52nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Army of the Rhine)
08.03.1920
-
07.09.1923
Adjutant, 6th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow)
08.09.1923


restored to the establishment of the HLI
08.09.1923
-
10.10.1925
2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (Cairo, Egypt, from 1925 India [as OC of Advance Party])
10.10.1925
-
25.01.1927
Adjutant, ... The Highland Light Infantry (Auxiliary Force, India)
26.01.1927


transferred to the Indian Army
(1932)
-
1936
2nd Battalion, 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles
1936
-
1939
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles



Senior Liaison Officer Indian Army to Scotland
01.04.1940
-
09.1940?
Brigade Commander, Zhob Brigade
17.10.1940
-
23.12.1941
General Officer Commanding, 11th Indian Division (Malaya)
Murthi,
A N S
A.N.S. Murthi (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
       

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