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1939-1945

 

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T      
Tadman,
Frank Verdun
F.V. Tadman
Son of Harry Tadman, and Kitty Edith M. Krebs.
Married; ... children.
(09?).1916
Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
CSM
?
2nd Lt.
10.02.1944 [EC 11847]
WS/Lt.
01.08.1945 [353486]
A/Capt. ?
1945?
WS/Capt.
?
Capt.
01.04.1947, seniority 09.10.1946 (reld 09.05.1962)
Hon. Maj.
09.05.1962
10.02.1944


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1945)
 
 
Captain in the Frontier Force Rifles and stationed in Rawalpindi
01.08.1945


transferred, Pioneer Corps - British Army
01.07.1946
 
 
transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
01.04.1947
-
09.05.1962
short service commission
Tainsh,
Alasdair Ramsay
A.R. Tainsh (Photo courtesy of Dr Michael Brett-Crowther)
A.R. Tainsh (Photo courtesy of Dr Michael Brett-Crowther)
Son of Col. Joseph Ramsay Tainsh, CBE (1874-1954), director of Iraq State Railways, and Rose Cameron Brown.
Married Karin Bekow, daughter of the Governor of Vaagso.
17.01.1913
India
-
19.08.1998
Stockholm, Sweden
2nd Lt. TA
06.12.1935
2nd Lt.
05.02.1936, seniority 30.08.1934
Lt.
26.04.1937, seniority 30.11.1936
A/Capt.
22.07.1940-21.10.1940
T/Capt.
22.10.1940-30.06.1941,
12.10.1941-29.08.1942
Capt.
30.08.1942
A/Maj.
09.01.1943-08.04.1943
T/Maj.
09.04.1943-(04.1947) (retd 1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
13.06.1946
N Burma evacuation
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
IndSM 39|45
-
-
Education: Elizabeth College, Guernsey; Jesus College, Cambridge University; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
06.12.1935



commissioned, General List (University Candidates) - Territorial Army
05.02.1936
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
26.04.1937
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army



served as Supply Officer, Royal Indian Army Service Corps (16th Punjab Regiment)



liaison officer with US General J.W. Stilwell during building of Ledo Road
Published: .....and some fell by the wayside : an account of the North Burma evacuation (1948); The mould connection : the role of fungi in Peace and War 1917-47 (typescript memoir, held at the National Archives)
Tait,
Gerald Trevredyn
G.T. Tait
10.05.1891
-
13.02.1954
2nd Lt. 04.05.1941
WS/Lt. 04.05.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)

1914 Star, with clasp (2 Lieut.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt., R.A.F.); 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; Defence and War Medals; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937, these unnamed; Volunteer Force Long Service, G.V.R. (Capt., E.B. Ry. Bn., A.F.I.)

04.05.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Gerald George Wynne Trevredyn Tait was born on 10 May 1891. He was commissioned a Temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the Northumberland Fusiliers in September 1914, employed as an Interpreter, and was appointed a Temporary Captain in September 1915. In May 1916 he was appointed a General Staff Officer Grade 3 and transferred to the General List but was transferred back to the Northumberland Fusiliers with the rank of Captain in August the same year. In January 1917 he was specially appointed a Staff Lieutenant 2nd Class and transferred to the General List. In March 1918 he relinquished his special appointment and was appointed a General Staff Officer Grade III for liaison duties with the French Army. In May 1918 he was appointed a Staff Officer 3rd Class with the Royal Air Force with the rank of Captain. Captain Tait was placed on the Unemployed List in 1919 and in the following year was appointed a Captain in the Bengal Nagpur Railway Regiment, attaining the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1929. He transferred to the General List in 1933 with the rank of Honorary Colonel. With the onset of war he obtained an Emergency Commission in the Indian Army and was ranked as a Temporary Captain in September 1941. Captain Tait served as a Staff Officer with the 11th Indian Division and on 15 February 1942 was captured by the Japanese in Malaya. Colonel Tait died in Crediton, Devon on 13 February 1954. With copied research. Great War M.I.D. not confirmed.
Tart,
George Henry
G.H. Tart
Son of Joseph Tart, and Annie Bentley.
Married ((12?).1950, Newark district, Nottinghamshire) Norah Aileen Padgett; ... children (three daughters?).
16.06.1922
Newark district, Lancashire
-
13.12.2003
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 06.02.1944 [EC 12398]
WS/Lt. 06.08.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Capt. ? / T/Capt. ? 1947?
06.02.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
 
Tatham,
Philip Robert
P.R. Tatham (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
31.12.1898
Epsom district, Surrey
-
?
2nd Lt.
31.01.1918 [AI 196]
...
...
Maj.
31.01.1936
A/Lt.Col.
11.04.1941-30.01.1944
Lt.Col.
31.01.1944 (retd 20.01.1949)
31.01.1918
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
06.02.1918


commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India
Tay,
Paul Briant
P.B. Tay (Photo courtesy of Christine Tay)
10.03.1915
Kings Norton district, Staffordshire / Warwickshire
-
02.1993
Eastbourne, Sussex
2nd Lt. 01.03.1941
A/Maj.? | T/Maj.? ?
      Officer Training School, Belgaum
01.03.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
03.1942 - 08.1945 8/12th Punjab Frontier Force Regiment (Burma Campaign)
Tayler,
Skipwith Edward
S.E. Tayler (Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP. Contact: rhassall@sherborne.org)
Son (with three  brothers and one sister) of Maj. Henry Graham Holroyd Tayler, TD (1855-1941), late Deputy Commissioner Port Blair, and Helen Dorothea Watson (1860-1946), of Haywards Heath, Sussex..
Married (19.09.1933, St Peter's Church, Tandridge, Godstone district, Surrey) Freda Fortescue "Tommie" Young (29.09.1904 - 09.1983), of Brenchley, Kent, daughter (with two sisters) of Herbert Fortescue Young (1858-1915), and Elizabeth Mary Muddle (1866-), of Hall Hill, Oxted. Freda Tayler remarried (1944) Lt.Col. Thomas Ivor Stevenson.
09.07.1898
Viper Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
-
17.03.1941
[Keren War Cemetery, Eritrea, 1.C.4]
2nd Lt. 29.06.1916 [AI 849]
Lt. 29.06.1917
Capt. 29.06.1920
Maj. 29.06.1934
T/Lt.Col. 15.08.1940-17.03.1941
Distinguished Service Order DSO 31.01.1941 Middle East (East Africa and Madagascar); assault on Gallabat Fort (Sudan) 11.40 [recommendation available upon request]
Mentioned in Despatches MID ? ?
Education: Sherborne School (1912.3-1915; School House); Cadet College, Quetta.
29.06.1916     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
05.07.1916     commissioned, Indian Army
      WW1, Lieutenant in the Royal Garhwal Rifles. Waziristan, 1919-1921 and 1922-1924; N.W. Frontier, 1930.
15.08.1940 - 17.03.1941 Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles
Taylor,
John Edward [Percy]
J.E. Taylor
(06?).1909
Auckland district, Co. Durham
-
Pte. ? ? [5247815]
2nd Lt. 08.10.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
1928 - 1942 served in the ranks, 1st Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment (Palestine, 1936-1939)
05.1942 - 10.1942 Indian Officer Cadet Training Unit
08.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Taylor,
[Ven.] Edward
"Ted"
E. Taylor
Son of Albert and Emily Taylor.
Married (31.10.1945, Muttra, India) Mary Jane Thomson, eldest daughter of John and Margaret Bell; two daughters.
31.10.1921
Yorkshire
-
24.10.1982
Sherbourne, Warwickshire
CSM
?
2nd Lt.
27.07.1942
WS/Lt.
27.01.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt. ?
1944?
Education: King's College, London (AKC 1948); St Boniface College, Warminster
1940
-
1942
served in the ranks, British Army
27.07.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1942
-
1946
served 14th Punjab Regiment (jungle warfare instructor)
Honorary Captain, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 1946. Deacon 1949, priest 1950, diocese of Norwich; Curate of Diss, 1949-51; Vicar: St Paul, Stockingford, 1951-57; St Nicholas, Radford, Coventry, 1957-64; Rector of Spernall, Morton Bagot and Oldberrow, 1965-74; Priest­in­charge of Coughton with Sambourne, 1965-70, Vicar 1970-74; Vicar of Sherbourne, 1975-77; Hon. Canon of Coventry, 1969. Proctor in Convocation, 1960-80. Archdeacon of Warwick, Church of England, since 1974.
Taylor,
Valentine Colebrooke Lilly
V.C.L. Taylor
1891/92 ?
India
-
c. 1947 ?
London, UK
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.01.1911 [IA 1388]
Lt.
18.04.1913
A/Capt.
02.03.1916-18.03.1916
Capt.
01.01.1918, seniority 01.09.1915 [without pay and allowances prior to 01.09.1916] (retd 01.09.1924) (reverted to retd 22.03.1947)
Capt. AIRO
01.09.1924, seniority 09.11.1911
Maj. AIRO
01.09.1924, seniority 11.11.1922
Brev. Maj.
11.09.1945
T/Lt.Col.
1945?
A/Col.
1946?
Hon. Lt.Col.
22.03.1947
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Education: Royal Military College
18.01.1911


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army) (2nd Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment)
25.03.1912


transferred to Indian Army (93rd Burma Infantry) [Company Commander, 02.03.1916-18.03.1916] (served in Italy)
07.02.1919
-
01.11.1919
Deputy Assistant Administrator (Class GG)
01.09.1924
-
17.04.1933
transferred to Army in India Reserve of Officers
02.04.1940


Clerk, Special Class at Ministry of Transport
1943?


reactivated for duty in the Indian Army
04.10.1943
-
(04.1946)
Assistant Adjutant-General, Directorate of Mobilization, Adjutant-General's Branch, HQ Staff of the Arny in India
Tee,
Stanley Edwin
S.E. Tee
Married three times.
(06?).1891
Camberwell, London
-
2nd Lt. IARO
07.06.1918
Lt. IARO
? (reld 04.07.1922)
Lt. AIRO
17.04.1923
Capt. AIRO
30.09.1927, dated 17.04.1923, seniority 07.06.1917
Maj. AIRO
07.06.1929 (reld 01.01.1935)
2nd Lt. IA
14.09.1941 [EC 3752]
WS/Capt. IA
15.12.1941
T/Maj. IA
15.12.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
Burma
07.06.1918
-
04.07.1922
commissioned service, Indian Army Reserve of Officers:
18.06.1921
-
30.09.1921
Commandant, Combined Depôt
17.04.1923
-
01.01.1935
commissioned service, Army in India Reserve of Officers (for Staff Duties)
14.09.1941
-
(1946?)
commissioned service, Indian Army [emergency commission]:



served in the Indian Auxiliary Pioneer Corps
Tennant,
Charles Richard
C.R. Tennant
Son of ... Tennant, and ... Wallace.
14.07.1919
Gateshead district, Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
04.1984
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
Sgt.
?
2nd Lt.
30.05.1943 [EC 9808]
WS/Lt.
13.10.1943
T/Maj.
1946?
A/Lt.Col.
1946?
Hon. Maj.
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
25.03.1949
-
30.05.1943
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served Indian Pioneer Corps & 14th Punjab Regiment
Teversham,
Mark Symonds
M.S. Teversham (Photo courtesy of Mr Lionel V. Kerry)
Son of Col. Richard Kinlock Teversham, DSO, OBE, IA (1856-1929), and Ethel M. Symonds (1867-), of Landsdowne House, London W11.
Married (1918) Evelyn Mary "Bubbles" Ross (?-1954), daughter of David Ross, Divisional Judge Burma, and Mrs Ross, of Pendennis, Camberley; twin sons.
05.04.1895
Myingyan, Myanmar
-
15.11.1973
Gosport, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 15.08.1914 [83669]
T/Lt. 02.02.1915-31.08.1915
Lt. 01.09.1915
A/Capt. 17.02.1917-...,
17.05.1917-14.08.1918
Capt. 15.08.1918
Maj. 15.08.1932
Lt.Col. 20.11.1937
A/Col. 07.04.1940-06.10.1940
T/Col. 07.10.1940-06.11.1942
Col. 07.11.1942, seniority 20.11.1940 (retd 20.05.1947)
A/Brig. 12.11.1940-11.05.1941
T/Brig. 12.05.1941-...,
03.01.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Brig. 20.05.1947
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
Military Cross MC 07.02.1921 Mesopotamia
Education: Bedford School; Cheltenham College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Quetta (1930-1931; psc).
1914 - 1918 served France & Flanders, and Iraq:
15.08.1914     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
02.02.1915 - 31.08.1915 served 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
28.08.1915     commissioned, Indian Army
1920     1/32nd Sikh Pioneers (Arab Rebellion, Iraq; MC)
1922 - 1924 served North West Frontier of India
01.02.1928 - 18.12.1929 Officer Commanding of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
      1st Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles
01.04.1933 - 15.02.1935 Staff Captain, ... (India) [played cricket for Mysore, 1934/35]
16.02.1935 - 31.08.1936 Brigade Major, HQ Staff, Bannu Brigade (India)
20.11.1937 - 1940
Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles
07.04.1940 - 22.12.1940 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), ...
1940 - 1941 Commander, 1st Indian Infantry Brigade (North West Frontier of India)
1941 - 1943
Commander, 62nd Indian Infantry Brigade
1944 - 1947
Director of Quartering, General Headquarters India (CIE)
CStJ.
Thakur,
M V
M.V. Thakur (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Thapar,
Daya Ram
D.R. Thapar (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
06.04.1894
-
Lt.
25.03.1921, seniority 14.03.1920 [M-17958]
...
....
Lt.Col.
25.09.1937
A/Col.
05.11.1942-04.05.1943
T/Col.
05.05.1943-(04.1946)
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
?
?
Education: MD
25.03.1921
 
 
commissioned, Indian Medical Service
(1946)


Commandant, Indian Army Medical Corps, HQ Poona
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India
Thomas,
David Edward Michael
D.E.M. Thomas (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]
Thomas,
Donald Stewart
D.S. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas) D.S. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas)
14.07.1918
Christchurch, New Zealand
-
14.03.1980
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941
WS/Lt. 21.08.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 14.06.1943-(04.1947)
A/Maj. 04.1945
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
05.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      joined 7/5 Mahratta Light Infantry - later to change to 8th Mahratta Anti-Tank
Thomas,
Edward Wilfred Hector
E.W.H. Thomas
1904 ?
-
T/Conductor ?
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 19.03.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Maj. ? / A/Capt. ? 1944 ?
19.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Thomas,
William Glanville
W.G. Thomas
Son of Benjamin and Sarah Thomas.
1922 ?
-
12.09.1944
[age 22]
[Delhi War Cemetery, India, 2.C.14]
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 12.12.1942 [EC 9637]
WS/Lt. ?
12.12.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 12.09.1944 7th Battalion 9th Jat Regiment
Thompson,
A J
A.K. Thompson
?
-
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.)
01.01.1941
Deputy Commissary (with rank of Capt.)
01.01.1945
01.01.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments
       
Thompson,
A J
A.K. Thompson
?
-
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.)
01.08.1940 [MES 39/B]
Deputy Commissary (with rank of Capt.)
? (retd 14.04.1947)
WS/Maj.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
14.04.1947
Military Medal MM
?
?
01.08.1940     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
       
Thompson,
A J
A.K. Thompson
?
-
2nd Lt.
13.05.1944
WS/Lt.
13.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
13.05.1944


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Thompson,
Arnold John
A.K. Thompson
?
-
2nd Lt.
?
Lt.
?
Capt.
06.04.1917 (reld 01.04.1920)
2nd Lt.
01.06.1942
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Capt.
20.04.1943
T/Maj.
20.04.1943-19.06.1944 (reld 19.06.1944)
Hon. Maj.
19.06.1944
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1918
?
Military Cross MC
04.06.1917
?
?


commissioned, Scots Guards (Special Reserve of Officers)
01.06.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Thompson,
Aidan Kenneth
A.K. Thompson
21.12.1897
Rangoon, Burma
-
06.1986
Bromley, Kent
2nd Lt. IARO
29.03.1918
2nd Lt.
12.03.1943
A/Capt.
09.06.1943-(04.1944)
A/Maj. ?
1945? (reld > 04.1946)
Served in the Burma frontier service from the 1920's until the end of April 1942 when he left Burma with the family from Myitkyina.
29.03.1918


commissioned, Indian Army Reserve of Officers (Infantry Branch)
12.03.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served in the Intelligence Corps
Thompson,
John Hope Alaster
J.H.A. Thompson (Photo courtesy of Mr David Jones)
Son of Harold Alone Thompson, and Ellen Rogers.
Married (divorced 1947) Doris May Da Costa.
19.07.1902
Azamigarh, India
-
(09?).1977
Bristol district, Avon
2nd Lt. 16.10.1940 (reld 11.1945)
A?/Capt. ?
16.10.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
05.1941 - 02.1942 served in Malaya (captured with the fall of Singapore)
02.1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity
Thomson,
William Robert
W.R. Thomson (Photo courtesy of Monica Thomson)
Son of Robert and May Thomson
Married 1st Violet Ellis (who died while giving birth).
Married 2nd Elisabeth Evelyn "Betty" Clarke.
11.08.1899
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
07.12.1943
(KIA) [age 44]
[Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, XI.B.5]
2nd Lt. 31.08.1918 [IA 782]
Lt. 31.08.1919
Capt. 31.08.1923
Maj. 31.08.1936
T/Lt.Col. 06.03.1942-07.12.1943
Military Cross MC 27.09.1920 3rd Afghan War *
* For gallantry on Black Ridge, near Palosinia on the 21st December, 1919. After the troops on his left had been withdrawn, this Officer held on to the left flank with a few men until forced to retire by superior numbers of the enemy. Again rallying his party, he advanced by bombing to his original position, which he held till ordered to withdraw. He showed great coolness in a difficult situation, and set an excellent example to his men.
Education: King William's, Isle of Man.
31.08.1918     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
05.09.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
(12.1919)     l/109th Infantry
20.07.1940 - (04.1941) Senior Instructor (Class B), Officers' Training School, India
03.1942? - 07.12.1943 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry
Thosar,
G S
G.S. Thosar (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Threlfall,
James
J. Threlfall
Married; ... children (one son?).
?
-
Sub-Conductor ? [3850338]
P/A/Conductor ?
Lt. (AC) 24.02.1945 [CC 219]
Lt. RARO 01.01.1949 [401733]
Lt. 17.09.1951, seniority 01.11.1949
Capt. 31.10.1954 (reld 11.07.1960)
Hon. Capt. 01.01.1949 & 11.07.1960
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 31.05.1955 Malaya 07-12.54
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM 18.02.1943 Middle East (Egypt & Libya)
(1943)     10th Indian Infantry Brigade (Middle East)
24.02.1945     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      special list (ex-Indian Army)
01.01.1949 - 16.09.1951 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
17.09.1951 - 11.07.1960 short service commission, General List - Regular Army
Till,
William Edmund Cashmore
W.E.C. Till
Son of Gnr. William Edward Cashmore Till, MM, and ... Newton.
From Stanmore, Edgware.
(12?).1913
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
Lt. (Br. Army)
26.06.1940 [136915]
Lt.
29.12.1941, seniority 26.06.1940
T/Capt.
25.08.1942-(04.1946)



RQMS, Rangoon University Training Corps (Burma, 1927-1929)
01.07.1937
-
1940
postman with the Post Office
26.06.1940


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
29.12.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Tilley,
Robert George
R.G. Tilley
09.03.1911
Axbridge district, Somerset
-
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 12.08.1943 [EC 10828]
WS/Lt. 12.02.1944 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. (1946)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
12.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Timbrell,
Raymond Ernest Charles
R.E.C. Timbrell (Photo courtesy of Mrs Amanda Bottomley)
Son of Ernest Charles Timbrell, and Gladys Elsie Fletcher.
Married 1st ((03?).1945, Bath district, Somerset) Margaret L. Portsmouth ((09?).1925 - 1953), daughter of Jacob Stephen Portsmouth (1898-1959), and Margaret Lilian Eynott (1901-1983); one daughter.
Married 2nd (28.03.1956) Patricia Mary Guest; two daughters, one son. Patricia Timbrell remarried (1980) Edward George James Dawe.
25.06.1922
Bath district, Somerset
-
05.06.1977
Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 10.07.1941
WS/Lt. 01.08.1942
A/Capt. 01.05.1942-31.07.1942
T/Capt. 01.08.1942-04.07.1944
WS/Capt. 05.07.1944
A/Maj. 05.04.1944-04.07.1944
T/Maj. 05.07.1944-07.10.1946
Lt. 18.01.1947, seniority 25.12.1944 [375157]
Capt. 25.06.1949
T/Maj. 23.04.1949-27.12.1949
Maj. 25.06.1956
Lt.Col. 30.06.1967 (Special List 25.06.1972) (retd 31.03.1977)
10.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 17.01.1947]
18.01.1947     permanent commission, British Army - Royal Regiment of Artillery (1st Royal Horse Artillery)
Tinker,
John Stanley
J.S. Tinker (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
From Bangalore.
27.07.1906
-
04.1991
Wallingford district, Berkshire / Oxfordshire
S/Sgt. (P/A/Cdr.) [Wt.Offr. I]
? [3304048]
Assistant Commissary (Lt.)
07.05.1945 [CC 241]
Capt.
(1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
08.02.1945
Burma / Eastern Frotnier of India



served in the ranks, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) [attached Indian Army Corps of Clerks: HQ 20th Indian Division]
07.05.1945


commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Tippett,
George William
G.W. Tippett
?
-
2nd Lt. 26.10.1940
WS/Lt. 1941?
WS/Capt. 17.01.1942
T/Maj. 17.01.1942-(04.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 17.12.1942 Waziristan
26.10.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Titley,
Richard
R. Titley (Photo courtesy of Mrs Barbara McKenzie)
Son of Richard Titley, and Eliza Chetter.
Married ((06?).1933, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Eleanor May Forster, of Huyton, Lancashire.
(03?).1907
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
17.12.1944
[age 37]
[Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata, India, L.211]
2nd Lt. 18.11.1943 [EC 10972]
WS/Lt. 18.05.1944
Commendation for brave conduct Comdn 19.07.1945 [posthumously]
18.11.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Engineers with Defence of India Corps (Docks) [killed in an accident in Calcutta when an ammunition train was sabotaged, and when he went to help the driver of the train, it exploded]
Todd,
Alexander McIntosh
A.McI. Todd (Photo courtesy of Mr Derek Todd)
Married 1st (08.06.1929, Quetta, India) Jessica M. Woodbridge; two sons, one daughters.
Married 2nd (07.12.1938, Bombay, India) Violet E.E. Mills; three sons.
19.04.1899
Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland
-
31.05.1954
Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Sub-Conductor ? [2866033]
Assistant Commissary (Lt.) 13.09.1941
T/Capt. 05.10.1942-19.03.1945
WS/Capt. 20.03.1945
T/Maj. (07.1945)
21.02.1919     served in the ranks, 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
26.1.1927     appointed, Indian Unattached List
(04.1928) - (04.1930) Sergeant, India Army Service Corps, Quetta
(04.1931)     Staff Sergeant, India Army Service Corps, Bangalore
(04.1932) - (04.1935) Staff Sergeant, [from 1935 Royal] India Army Service Corps, Deolali
(04.1936) - (04.1937) Sub-Conductor, Royal India Army Service Corps, Bombay
(04.1938)     Sub-Conductor, Royal India Army Service Corps, Manzai
13.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served as an officer in Poona, Allahabad and Fort William (Calcutta)
(07.1945)     served at Saugor
Returned to UK 28.02.1948. Served as salaried Home Guard Captain Adjutant at Sleaford 1951-1954.
Tolhurst,
Walter Roger
W.R. Tolhurst (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
06.04.1895
Malling district, Kent
-
Assistant Commissary (Lt.)
25.04.1940 (MES-24/B)
Deputy Commissary (Capt.)
11.10.1944
A/Commissary (A/Maj.)
?
T/Commissary (T/Maj.)
?
Commissary (Maj.)
30.11.1945 (retd 12.01.1949)
Hon. Lt.Col.
12.01.1949
25.04.1940


commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
15.07.1942

permanent commission
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
Tomkins,
Gerard Lionel
F.J. Towell
Son (with one brother) of Herbert Gerard Tomkins (1869-1934), Accountant General in Bombay, and Florence Emilie Moor.
Married Elizabeth Josephine O'Malley (1887-1971), daughter of Hugh O'Malley (1838-1911), and Mary Garavin (1845-1911); one daughter.
19.10.1894
India
-
05.03.1963
Baggot Street Hospital (formerly of "Mount View", Lower Glenageary Road, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland) (collapsed at the wheel of his car while driving and died soon afterwards in hospital)
2nd Lt. 18.04.1916 [IA 447]
Lt. 18.04.1917
A/Capt. 16.02.1918-31.12.1918,
26.01.1919-13.03.1919
T/Capt. 15.12.1919-17.04.1920
Capt. 18.04.1920
Maj. 18.04.1934
A/Lt.Col. 20.06.1940-19.09.1940
T/Lt.Col. 20.09.1940-20.03.1942
Lt.Col. 21.03.1942 (retd 07.09.1947)
A/Col. 01.05.1945-(04.1946)
A/Brig. 01.05.1945-(04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.06.1944 war service in Sind 42-43
Military Cross MC 03.06.1918 Mesopotamia
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
General Service Medal GSM - & clasps Iraq & NW Persia
Mention in Despatches MID 03.09.1921 Mesopotamia
Indian General Service Medal 1936-1939 IndGSM - & clasp NW Frontier 36-37 (wounded)
Mention in Despatches MID 18.02.1938 Waziristan / NW Frontier
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
IndSM 39|45 - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID ? Burma
Education: Denistone & Sandhurst; Saugor Military Academy (1916); qualified at an Army School of Education; passed the course in Pioneering at the H.Q. of the Corps of Sappers and Miners; qualified at the School of Chemical Warfare in Belgaum; qualified in Small Arms.
18.04.1916     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
01.05.1916     commissioned, Indian Army (128th Bombay Pioneers) (Mesopotamia 18.10.1916-11.11.1918)
15.12.1919 - 31.03.1921 Staff Captain Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force (temporarily) (HQ Persian Lines of Communications)
01.04.1921 - 30.10.1921 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force & Iraq Expeditionary Force (GHQ, Base, Persian Lines of Communications)
26.03.1928 - ? officiating General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Directorate of Military Operations
07.02.1931 - 29.02.1932 Instructor (Class B), Army School of Education, India
17.09.1933     transferred, 1/l0th Baluchis (leave ex India, 8 months to 06.12.1936)
08.07.1938     attached 10/10th Baluchis (officiating Second-in-Command, 15.12.1939 Second-in-Command)
Towell,
Frederick John *
F.J. Towell
Married (1928).
Lived in India for 22 years from 1923 onwards.

* Real name: William Alfred Towell.  However, as he was underage when he joined us, he used his elder brother’s name – Frederick John Towell and his date of birth – 10.07.1900.
18.09.1902
Tottenham, London
-
10.06.1979
Matcombe, Dorset
Pte. ? ? [6189563]
Sgt. (1928)
Sub-Conductor 21.02.1936
T/Conductor ?
Assistant Commissary (Lt.) 19.03.1942 [OS/360]
T/Deputy Commissary (T/Capt.) 15.12.1944-(04.1946) (reld 31.08.1946)
Capt. (OEO) 31.08.1946 [371942]
Maj. (OEO) 06.02.1951 (reld 31.08.1956)
Hon. Maj. (OEO) 31.08.1956
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
IndSM 39|45 - -
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal LSGCM - -
18.12.1918     2nd Battalion The Middlesex Regiment (The Duke of Connaught's Own)
21.02.1927     transferred, Indian Army Ordnance Corps
19.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
04.09.1945 - 10.01.1946 on release leave
31.08.1946     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [short service commission]
1946/47? - 1949 Middle East Land Forces (for 3 years)
      spent one and a half years in Germany, two years in Malaya and three years in Egypt
Towning,
Herbert Rainford
H.R. Towning
03.11.1911
-
(09?).1979
Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 16.10.1940 [EC 676]
WS/Lt. 26.05.1941
T/Capt. 18.06.1943-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Burma
16.10.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (despatches)
Toy,
Brian Charlton
B.C. Toy
23.04.1918
Chipping Norton district, Oxfordshire
-
01.1995
Gloucester district, Gloucstershire
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 21.02.1943 [EC 9467]
WS/Lt. 1946? (reld 14.03.1947)
Lt. 14.03.1947, seniority 21.08.1943 [378708]
Lt. (Cipher) 01.01.1949, seniority 21.08.1943
Capt. (Cipher) 28.08.1949
Capt. 02.11.1954, seniority 28.08.1949
Maj. 11.09.1957
2nd Lt. 14.08.1964, seniority 03.12.1941
Lt. 14.08.1964, seniority 03.12.1943
Capt. 14.08.1964, seniority 03.12.1947
Maj. 14.08.1964, seniority 11.09.1957 (retd 31.10.1972)
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 07.01.1949 Palestine 03-09.47
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 16.09.1947 -
21.02.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Corps of Signals
14.03.1947     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section) [short service commission]
14.08.1964     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [limited service regular commission]
31.10.1972 - 19.05.1983 Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class I)
Tozer,
Donald Charles Essery
D.C.E. Tozer (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
D.C.E. Tozer (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Charles Samuel Tozer (1867-), and Elizabeth Mary Essery (1867-).
Married 1st (29.08.1928, Registry Office, Barnstaple, Devon) Adelaide Margaret Constance Montgomerie ((09?).1892 - 29.12.1939), daughter of Samuel Hynman Allenby (1856-1915), and Sophia Constance Montgomerie (1863-1942).
Married 2nd (01.1941, Jhelum) Tassie Verna Fay Hawkshaw (09.09.1916 - 02.1996), daughter of  Charles Alfred William Hawkshaw (1879-1936), and Theresa Ann Conway (1883-1946); one son, one daughter (who died as an infant).
Married 3rd (12.01.1967, St Mark's, Darling Point, Sydney, Australia) ...
02.10.1895
Plymouth, Devon
-
23.02.1974
Mosman, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Bombardier
? [1382 & 865713]
Lt.
13.05.1919, seniority 23.01.1919 [IA 235]
Capt.
04.01.1923
Maj.
04.01.1936
A/Lt.Col.
15.07.1941-14.10.1941
T/Lt.Col.
15.10.1941-11.11.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
12.11.1943
Lt.Col.
04.01.1944 (retd 16.04.1948)
A/Col.
12.05.1943-11.11.1943
T/Col.
12.11.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Col.
16.04.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Military Cross MC
26.05.1919
Mesopotamia *
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 26th October, 1918, near Humr, when reconnoitring the enemy's position, his horse was shot under him, but he completed his reconnaissance on foot and returned with valuable information. On the 25th October, near Lesser Zab, he went back under heavy fire and took up behind him on his horse a wounded man, whom he carried to safety. Throughout the operations he set a fine example of coolness and determination.



served in the ranks, Royal Field Artillery (clasp Iraq & Kurdistan)



Indian Army Reserve of Officers
(1919)


attached 32nd Lancers
13.05.1919


commissioned, Indian Army



served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
?
-
16.04.1948
Special List (ex-Indian Army) [Army number 399346]
Trott,
William Augustus
W.A. Trott
17.05.1894
Newtown, Sydney, NSW
-

Lt. (Army)
07.07.1917
Lt.
26.02.1918
Capt.
29.06.1920
Maj.
29.06.1934
A/Lt.Col.
15.09.1940-14.12.1940
T/Lt.Col.
15.12.1940-28.06.1942
Lt.Col.
29.06.1942
A/Brig. ?
?
Military Cross MC
11.12.1916
29.06.1917
Verbrande Molen (Belgium) 12.10.16 *
* For conspicuous gallantry in action. He showed marked courage and initiative in reorganising and leading forward a raiding party. Later, after the withdrawal, he returned to the enemy's trench to ascertain that none of his men had been left behind.
Education: Staff College
18.08.1914
-
22.01.1918
served, Australian Imperial Forces
07.07.1917


commissioned into the Army
25.02.1918


commissioned into the Indian Army, General List



9th Jat Regiment
14.02.1921
-
14.06.1921
Staff Captain, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force (temporary)
01.10.1933
-
14.05.1935
Staff Captain, ... (India)
18.05.1935
-
30.09.1937
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG), Deccan District (Southern Command, East Indies)
01.08.1939
-
14.09.1940
Brigade Major, ... (India)
15.09.1940
-
31.01.1942
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), ... (India) (temporary)
(02.1942)


Commander, 8th Indian Infantry Brigade (Malaya)
Troy,
Terence Michael
T.M. Troy
16.06.1922
-
01.12.2007
Jersey General Hospital
2nd Lt.
15.11.1941
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
04.10.1947, seniority 16.12.1944 [384047]
...
...
Brig.
30.06.1973 (retd 16.03.1977)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
01.01.1970
New Year 70
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.01.1959
New Year 59
15.11.1941





commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 03.10.1947]
04.10.1947


permanent commission, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Tuker *,
Sir Francis Ivan Simms
F.I.S. Tuker
F.I.S. Tuker
Son of late William John Sanger Tucker, Butts Green Hall, Sandon, Essex, and Katherine Louisa Simms, Yew House, Twickenham.
Married 1st (26.04.1923) Catherine Isabella Bucknall (died 02.10.1947), Copsale Court, Horsham; two daughters (and one daughter deceased).
Married 2nd (29.05.1948) Cynthia Helen Fawcett (née Gale), MA (Cantab.), Kaisar-i-Hind, widow of Lt.Col. R.B.
Fawcett, MC, 9th Gurkha Rifles.

* changed last name from Tucker to Tuker around 1913/14
14.07.1894
Brighton
-
07.10.1967
Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall
2nd Lt.
14.01.1914 [282035]
Lt.
01.09.1915
A/Capt.
14.03.1916-11.04.1916
Capt.
14.01.1918
Maj.
14.01.1932
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1933
Lt.Col.
01.02.1937
Col.
27.10.1939, seniority 01.07.1936
local Brig.
08.09.1940-17.09.1940
A/Brig.
18.09.1940-17.03.1941
T/Brig.
18.03.1941-30.09.1942
A/Maj.Gen.
01.10.1941-30.09.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
01.10.1942-30.05.1943
Maj.Gen.
31.05.1943
A/Lt.Gen.
21.01.1946-...
T/Lt.Gen.
...-14.11.1946
Lt.Gen.
15.11.1946 (retd 04.1948)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire KCIE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
05.08.1943
Tunisia
Distinguished Service Order DSO
17.06.1943
Middle East
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
21.12.1937
Waziristan 01-09.37
Mention in Despatches MID
18.02.1938
NW Frontier
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
Mention in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
Middle East 05.42-10.42
Mention in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma
Education: Hillside, Brighton; Brighton College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1912-1913); Staff College, Camberley (1925-1926; psc)
14.01.1914


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army) (attached Royal Sussex Regiment)
10.10.1914


commissioned, Indian Army (2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles))
1914
-
1918
served European War (wounded in Mesopotamia 13.04.1916)
1918
-
1919
column commander, Kuki Punitive Expedition
1920
-
1921
NW Persia operations
1921
-
?
Adjutant, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles (India)
21.01.1928
-
18.04.1929
Staff Captain, ... (India)
19.04.1929
-
20.01.1932
Brigade Major, ... (India)
01.07.1933
-
06.04.1934
Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles
07.04.1934
-
31.03.1936
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (India)
10.1936 - 01.1937 acting Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles
01.1937
-
1939
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles (NW Frontier, 1937/38)
01.10.1939
-
14.07.1940
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ... (India)
15.07.1940
-
17.09.1940
Deputy Director of Military Training, India
18.09.1940
-
30.09.1941
Director of Military Training, India
01.10.1941
-
01.01.1942
General Officer Commanding, 34th Indian Division (India, Middle East)
02.01.1942
-
24.03.1944
General Officer Commanding, 4th Indian Division (North Africa, Sicily, Italy) [fell ill]
1944
-
09.1944
General Officer Commanding, Ceylon
09.1944
-
1944
Chairman, Frontier Committee, India
14.07.1945
-
1945
General Officer Commanding, IV Indian Corps (India, Burma) (temporary)
01.11.1945
-
01.1946
Commander, Lucknow District
21.01.1946
-
1947
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, India
Colonel, 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles), 1946-20.03.1956. FRSA 1950.
Published: The pattern of war, 1948; While memory serves, 1949; Does Stalin mean war?, 1952; Private Henry Metcalfe, HM 32nd, 1952; Gorkha, 1957 (Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal Royal Central Asian Society); The yellow scarf, 1961; Approach to battle,
1963; book of verse, The Desert Rats; several art exhibits in India; two librettos for operetta, 1965; articles in Military Journals; contributor to Civil Journals and newspapers.
Tuli,
V B
V.B. Tuli (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Tuljapurkar,
D V
D.V. Tuljapurkar (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Tulloch,
Edmund Charles Cyril
E.C.C. Tulloch
Married 1st ((09?).1936, Bournemouth district, Dorset) Una Mary Symmonds (born (03?).1910, Wandsworth district, London).
[Married 2nd?] Mabel Louise Tulloch (born 16.09.1909, died 07.1990, Bournemouth district, Dorset); two sons.
[Married 3rd?] Mary Anna Burnett Tulloch , died 13.04.1950).
?
-
2nd Lt.
24.09.1940
WS/Lt.
11.07.1941
T/Capt.
11.07.1941-(04.1946)
24.09.1940


commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
(1942)
 
 
served Gurkha Regiment (Burma)
Turnbull,
Norman
see: Army officers' section  
Turner,
Augustine Richmond
A.R. Turner (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Cpl. ?
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]
Turner,
James Richard
J.R. Turner
?
-
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 21.05.1944 [EC 13038]
21.05.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Turner,
Philip Raymond
P.R. Turner

Son of ... Turner, and ... Cutts.

Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
19.11.1919
Barnsley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
CQMS ?
2nd Lt. 29.10.1942
WS/Lt. 29.04.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. 02.10.1946-(04.1947)
A?/Maj.? 1947?
29.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
       

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