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1939-1945


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Ashton,
Bruce Valentine
B.V. Ashton
Son of Ernest Valentine Ashton, and Ida Minna Augusta Ashton, of Kingsford, NSW.

17.04.1921
Melbourne, Vict.
-
06.06.1944
Normandy, France
(KIA) [age 23]
[temporary war grave at Graye-sur-Mer, re-interred at Bayeux War Cemetery, France, XI.H.1]
Ordinary Seaman 17.10.1940
Able Seaman 17.10.1941
T/S.Lt. 21.08.1942

17.10.1940 - 03.02.1941 HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) [from]
02.12.1940 - 06.12.1940 HMAS Kybra (anti-submarine vessel)
04.02.1941 - 26.04.1941 London Depot RAN (passage from Sydney to UK in "US 9")
27.04.1941 - 30.04.1941 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.05.1941 - 02.05.1941 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire)
03.05.1941 - 27.06.1941 HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown)
28.06.1941 - 21.08.1941 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire)
22.08.1941 - 01.03.1942 HMS Montgomery (anti-submarine destroyer) [tender to HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool), from 01.09.1941 HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
02.03.1942 - 22.04.1942 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
23.04.1942 - 26.09.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
27.09.1942 - 30.06.1943 HMS Quebec (Combined Training centre, Inveraray)
01.07.1943 - 06.06.1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(07.1943)     served in the Sicily landings
02.11.1943 - 31.03.1944 Commanding Officer, HM LCS(M) 67 (landing craft, support (medium))
1944 - 06.06.1944 Commanding Officer, HM LCA(HR) 1106 (landing craft, assault (hedgerow)) (Normandy)
[Having attained the firing position, but before releasing her spigot mortars, the 1106 was rammed by the incoming LCT 899 of the 34th Flotilla, presumably the very craft that 1106 was supporting.]
Atkins,
Alan Vincent
A.V. Atkins

05.12.1920
Perth, WA
-
Army:

Private
20.07.1940 [WX6866]
RANVR:

Ord.Sea.
25.03.1941 [F/V 35]
T/S.Lt. (prob)
10.07.1942
T/S.Lt.
05.1944, seniority 10.07.1942
T/Lt.
01.05.1944 (reld 20.01.1947)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
13.06.1944
2nd Escort Group, 6 U-boats sunk in 10 days *

* For outstanding skill and determination in HMS Wild Goose when six enemy submarines were destroyed by escort group of which his ship formed part in the course of operations covering the passage of convoys in the North Atlantic.

20.07.1940
-
08.08.1940
served Australian Army (8 Corps of Signals)
25.03.1941


joined RANVR, Fremantle
25.03.1941
-
06.04.1941
HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome)
07.04.1941
-
29.04.1941
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
30.04.1941
-
22.05.1941
HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome)
23.05.1941
-
31.07.1941
London Depot (passage to UK on "Largo Bay")
01.08.1941
-
05.10.1941
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
06.10.1941
-
10.11.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
11.11.1941
-
09.04.1942
HMS Ambuscade (destroyer) [based at HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
10.04.1942
-
20.09.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
21.09.1942
-
11.10.1942
HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown) (additional) (for anti-submarine course)
12.10.1942
-
25.10.1942
HMS Defiance (torpedo school, Devonport)
26.10.1942
-
31.12.1942
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
01.01.1943
-
31.03.1944
HMS Wild Goose (sloop) [based at HMS Spartiate (RN base, Clyde, Glasgow), from 04.03.1943 at HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
01.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Wild Goose (sloop)
08.01.1945
-
25.09.1945
HMS Marlborough (training establishment, Eastbourne) (for long torpedo course)
01.11.1945


HMAS Australia (heavy cruiser) (additional)
02.1946


Port Torpdeo Officer, HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome)
20.01.1947


released [HMAS Leeuwin]
Public servant (06.1956).

 
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Bartrop,
Noel Walter
N.W. Bartrop (Photo courtesy of Mr Shawn Dymond)
Son of Walter C. Bartrop (1882-1961) and Rosetta Eilliott (1873-1944).
Married (06.08.1946, Sydney, NSW) Margaret Ryan.
Residence: (wartime) Randwick, NSW.

04.12.1915
Woolahra, NSW
-
25.03.1992
Woolahra, NSW
T/Sg.Lt.
31.03.1941 (reld 18.02.1946)
Education: MB, BS
07.04.1941


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
07.04.1941
-
16.04.1941
HMAS Rushcutter (training establishment, Edgecliff, Sydney) (additional; for passage to UK per "Canadian Star" from 15.04.1941)
17.04.1941
-
22.06.1941
London Depot
23.06.1941
-
27.07.1941
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
28.07.1941
-
09.07.1941
HMS Rockingham (destroyer) [based at HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool), from 01.11.1941 HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)]
10.07.1942
-
24.07.1942
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
25.07.1942
-
05.08.1942
HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate) (additional)
06.08.1942
-
18.09.1942
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
19.09.1942
-
10.10.1942
HMS Duke of Wellington (landing ship infantry) [borne on London Depot RAN]
11.10.1942
-
31.12.1942
HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inveraray)
01.01.1943
-
03.03.1943
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers)
04.03.1943
-
30.04.1943
HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria)
01.05.1943
-
1943
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for 64th General Hospital)
(06/07.)1943
-
08.1943
Medical Officer, HMS Tetcott (destroyer) [borne on HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)] (Sicily landings)
01.10.1943
-
31.12.1943
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) for HMS Sphinx (accommodation camp, Alexandria)
22.05.1944
-
13.10.1944
HMS Proserpine (minesweeping & anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
14.10.1944


to revert to RAN (demobilization for 6 months approved to undertake post-graduate work in anaesthetics at Oxford)
14.06.1945


embarked UK for Australia via USA (to take 28 days leave in USA)
11.09.1945


HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
15.02.1946
-
18.02.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (additional; for demobilization)
Blackwell,
Ronald Geoffrey
R.G. Blackwell

23.07.1911
Adelaide.
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
23.03.1942
T/S.Lt.
19.10.1942, seniority 23.03.1942
T/Lt.
19.10.1942 (reld 11.04.1946)
23.03.1942


commissioned under the yachtsmen scheme (enlistment port Williamstown)
23.03.1942
-
04.04.1942
HMAS Lonsdale (additional)
05.04.1942
-
30.04.1942
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for course)
01.05.1942
-
30.05.1942
HMAS Lonsdale (additional) [HMAS Korowa 23.05.1942, HMAS Vendetta 24-30.05.1942]
31.05.1942
-
09.08.1942
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for course)
10.08.1942
-
31.03.1943
HMAS Echuca (corvette) (commissioned 07.09.1942) [based at HMAS Lonsdale]
01.04.1943
-
(06.1943)
HMAS Kuttabul
18.07.1944
-
08.1944
HMAS Gympie (corvette) (temporarily)
08.1944
-
31.05.1945
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for courses)
01.06.1945
-
20.08.1945
HMAS Cerberus and for Gunnery School (instructional duties)
21.08.1945
-
10.1945
Assistant Port Gunnery Officer [HMAS Lonsdale]
10.1945
-
04.1946
Port Gunnery Officer [HMAS Lonsdale]
Bott,
Lloyd Forrester
L.F. Bott (Photo courtesy of Mr Andy Bradley) L.F. Bott (Photo courtesy of Mr Andy Bradley)
Married (1940) Gwendoline Siddons; two sons, one daughter.
Residence: Preston, Vict.

08.04.1917
Thornbury, Melbourne
-
08.09.2004
Ord.Sea. 19.11.1941 [PM/V 84]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 15.01.1943
T/S.Lt. 01.07.1943?, seniority 15.01.1943
T/Lt. 15.01.1944 (reld 23.01.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE ? ?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 27.03.1945 special operations 44 *

* For gallantry, enthusiasm and great devotion to duty in hazardous operations.

Education: Preston South State School; Northcote High School; part-time study at University of Melbourne (for commerce degree; completed 1948).
Joined Post Office, 1933.
19.11.1941     joined RANVR, Port Melbourne (Yachtsmen Scheme)
19.11.1941 - 07.12.1941 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
08.12.1941 - 11.02.1942 London Depot (passage to UK in "Largs Bay")
12.02.1942 - 12.04.1942 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
13.04.1942 - 11.06.1942 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
12.06.1942 - 31.08.1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
01.09.1942 - 30.09.1942 HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
01.10.1942 - 31.12.1942 London Depot
01.01.1943 - 21.02.1943 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
22.02.1943 - 18.04.1943 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (additional; for motor boat course)
19.04.1943 - 30.06.1943 HMS Victory IV (RN accounting section, Petersfield)
01.07.1943 - 05.12.1943 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) [based at HMS Watchful (RN base, Great Yarmouth)]
06.05.1943 - 05.12.1943 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 504 (motor torpedo boat)
06.12.1943 - 09.01.1944 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
06.12.1943 - 09.01.1944 HM MTB 727 (motor torpedo boat)
10.01.1944 - 31.01.1944 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
10.01.1944 - 31.01.1944 HM MTB 719 (motor torpedo boat)
01.02.1944 - 01.12.1944 HMS Dartmouth (RN base, Dartmouth)
01.02.1944 - 31.10.1944 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 502 (motor gun boat)
01.11.1944 - 01.12.1944 HM MGB 318 (motor gun boat)
01.12.1944 - 30.01.1945 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional) for passage to Australia [HMAS Cerberus III]
31.01.1945 - 20.03.1945 HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional)
21.03.1945 - 03.04.1945 HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional; for passage to UK for service in RN)
04.04.1945 - 28.11.1945 HMAS Penguin (NLO HMS Met Stewart ??; embarked for Australia per SS Aquitania from Southampton 23.10.1945)
29.11.1945 - 23.01.1946 HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional for demobilization)
Commonwealth Public Service (Deputy Secretary, Department of Supply, 1967; Secretary, Department of National Development, 1969; Secretary, Department of Tourism and Recreation, 1973; Secretary, Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, 1975; retired 1977).
Published: The secret war from the River Dart : the story of the Royal Navy's 15th Motor Gunboat Flotilla, 1942-1945 (1997).
Bridge,
Kenneth William Tweeddale
K.W.T. Bridge
Son of William Tweeddale Bridge and May Finley Bridge (née Tweeddale). Married (1943) Bessie Chiller.

12.10.1907
Canterbury, Vict.
-
28.11.1970
Bellarine, Vict.
[Drysdale Cemetery, Vict.]
Army:

2nd Lt.
16.03.1942
Lt.
? (reld 08.10.1943)
RANVR:

T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
09.04.1944 (reld 08.01.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
20.02.1945
secret service & coast watch Pacific
16.03.1942


joined Australian Army, Portarlington, Vict.
?
-
08.10.1943
"Z" Special Unit
09.10.1943


joined RANVR, Brisbane, Queensland
(12.1944)


Bougainville Scouts (New Guinea)
(02.1945?)


HMAS Madang (RAN base, Madang, New Guinea)
(07.1945)


HMAS Moreton (staff base, Brisbane)
08.01.1946


released [HMAS Lonsdale]
Britton,
John Francis
J.F. Britton (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy de la Bedoyère)

12.08.1919
Oatley, NSW
-
T/S.Lt.
15.09.1941
T/Lt.
15.03.1944 (reld 14.12.1945)

Mention in Despatches

MID
21.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
07.02.1941


joined RANVR
...
-
...
...
09.08.1943
-
31.03.1944
HMS Onslaught (destroyer) [tender to HMS Tyne]
...
-
...
...
?
-
14.12.1945
HMAS Rushcutter (released)
Brown,
William James
W.J. Brown

05.08.1916
Claremont, WA
-
T/S.Lt.
15.08.1940
T/Lt.
26.08.1941 (reld 31.05.1945)
02.09.1939


joined RANVR
01.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 334 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Benbow]
(07.1945)
-
31.05.1945
HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome) (released)
Browne,
Stewart Linton
S.L. Browne (Photo courtesy of Mrs Mandy Marginson) S.L. Browne (Photo courtesy of Mrs Mandy Marginson)
Brother of F/Lt. Colin Linton Browne, RAAF.
Married (11.1946, Sydney, NSW) Teifi Mary Nesta Jones.

29.08.1906
Toowoomba, Qld.
-
20.05.1972
[Buderim Cemetery
Maroochy Shire, Qld.]
T/S.Lt. (prob) 24.02.1941
T/S.Lt. 08.08.1941, seniority 24.02.1941
T/Lt. 08.08.1941, seniority 26.05.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 11.09.1944 (reld 05.07.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID 04.05.1943 Operation Torch (North Africa landings 11.42)
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
... - ... ...
01.05.1943 - 27.11.1943 HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria) (despatches)
28.11.1943 - 1944/45? HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(06.1944)     HM LCT 1048 (landing craft, tank) (despatches)
... - ... ...
Buchanan,
Frank Hippisley
F.H. Buchanan

28.09.1921
East Malvern, Vict.
-
T/S.Lt.
08.01.1943
T/Lt.
08.07.1945 (reld 28.02.1946)
19.11.1941


joined RANVR, Port Melbourne
01.06.1943
-
(08.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 206 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Benbow]
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HM ML 426 (motor launch)
09.1945
-
(1946)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Faye C
28.02.1946


released [HMAS Lonsdale]
Burgess,
John Nestle
J.N. Burgess

14.10.1911
Birkdale, UK
-
12.1987
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
T/S.Lt.
01.06.1940
T/Lt.
01.06.1941 (reld 10.01.1946)
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1943
01.06.1940


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
14.01.1942


Commanding Officer, HMS Bonito
30.04.1942


Commanding Officer, HMS Stafnes [based at HMS Caroline (RN base, Ulster) 12.05.1942-31.10.1942]
26.10.1942
-
14.02.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Duncton (anti-submarine trawler) [borne at HMS Philoctetes II (accounting base, Freetown) 01.11.1942-31.01.1944]
01.02.1944
-
10.06.1944
HMS Gnu
11.06.1944
-
?
HMS Gnu
22.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Odzani (frigate)
11.1945
-
10.01.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (additional; for demobilization)
Published: Escape to sea (1964); Fishing boats and equipment (1966)

 
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Callaway,
Arthur Henry
A.H. Callaway
Son of Arthur Henry and Cecilia Francis Callaway.
Married (23.11.1935, Vaucluse) Thelma May Rowe, of Dover Heights, New South Wales, Australia; one son, one daughter.

03.04.1906
Woollahra, Sydney, NSW
-
11.12.1941
(KIA) [age 35]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 62, column 1]
Midsh. RANR
01.07.1924
Lt. RANR
01.04.1928
Lt.Cdr. RANVR
03.09.1939?, seniority 23.06.1939

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
09.11.1941
surrender & sinking of U-boat 04.10.41 (good service against enemy submarines)
Education: Bondi Superior Public School
Accountant. FIAA, AIS.
01.07.1924


joined RANR
03.09.1939


mobilized RANVR, Sydney, NSW
09.1939
-
03.1940
HMAS Yarra (sloop)
13.11.1940
-
03.02.1941
lent to Royal Navy and sailed for the UK (in charge of the Australian contingent aboard SS Themistocles)
06.1941
-
11.12.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Lady Shirley (trawler)
Cassidy,
Hugh Somerville
H.S. Cassidy

03.08.1916
Brisbane, Qld.
-
Ord.Sea.
?
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
08.01.1944 (reld 01.02.1946)

Distinguished Service Medal

DSM
01.12.1942
Operation EV (N Russian convoy, PQ18 & QP14, 09.42)
21.08.1941


joined RANVR, Brisbane, Qld.
(09.1942)


HMS Somali
14-06-1943
-
(04-1944)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 295 (motor torpedo boat)
(06.1944)
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 295 (motor torpedo boat)
01.02.1946


released [HMAS Westralia]
Cochran,
Cecil James
C.J. Cochran

09.03.1916
Brisbane, Qld.
-
T/S.Lt.
23.10.1942
Hon. Cdr. (E/L)
09.03.1961

Mention in Despatches

MID
23.01.1945
coastal actions Adriatic 08-09.44
13.06.1941


joined RANVR, Brisbane, Qld.
24.12.1942
-
(10.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 76 (motor torpedo boat)
(12.1943)
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 76 (motor torpedo boat)
(08.1944)
-
(09.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 422 (motor torpedo boat) (Adriatic)
(04.1946)


HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
(1961)


HMAS Torrens
Coillet,
Ronald Antoine
R.A. Coillet

09.05.1917
Brunswick, Vict.
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
19.02.1944 (reld 23.01.1946)
19.11.1941


joined RANVR, Port Melbourne
28.06.1943
-
(06.1944)
Third Officer, HM MTB 616 (motor torpedo boat) *
28.06.1943
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 513 (motor torpedo boat) *
23.01.1946


released [HMAS Lonsdale]
* listed for two boats simultaneously; perhaps first 616, then 513
Collie,
Geoffrey Malcolm
G.M. Collie

05.01.1916
Armadale
-
Ord.Sea.
?
T/Lt.
28.08.1943 (reld 20.03.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID
25.08.1942
Murmansk convoys 03-05.42
07.07.1941


joined RANVR, Port Melbourne
(03.1942)
-
(05.1942)
HMS Bulldog
11.10.1943
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 526 (motor torpedo boat)
20.03.1946


released [HMAS Lonsdale]
Cruise,
Leo Vincent
L.V. Cruise

25.03.1920
Deepwater, NSW
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
05.09.1944 (reld 11.01.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID
11.07.1944
air attack Bari 02.12.43
24.09.1940


joined RANVR, Brisbane, Qld.
04.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 81 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet]
11.01.1946


released [HMAS Penguin]

 
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Darling,
Stanley
"Stan"
S. Darling
Unmarried.

17.08.1907
Bellerive, Tasm.
-
18.11.2002
Cadet RANR
1921
Lt.Cdr. RANR
01.04.1937
Cdr. RANVR
30.06.1945 (reld 13.03.1946)
Capt. RANR
31.12.1952 (retd 1961)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1960
HM birthday 60

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
07.11.1944
sinking U-boat Plymouth area 31.06.44

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.11.1944
sinking U736 Plymouth area 06.08.44

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.08.1945
sinking U-boat Plymouth area 15.04.45
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VD
?
?
Education: Hutchins School; University of Tasmania (B.Eng., 1929)



from 1931 onwards working with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (first at Hobart, later Sydney)
05.09.1939


mobilised RANR *, Sydney, NSW
(09.1939)


Assistant Staff Officer (Operations), Naval Officer-in-Charge Sydney
1939? -
08.1940?
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (anti-submarine course)
08.1940
 
to the UK on loan, arriving in London in 10.1940, commanding various anti-submarine vessels
18.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Oskaig (auxiliary anti-submarine trawler) (UK waters, Gibraltar)
1941
-
08.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Inchmarnock (trawler) (minesweeping north coasts UK)
30.08.1942 -
12.10.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Clarkia (corvette) (USA)
22.11.1943
-
06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Killin (frigate) (ship was under construction & commissioned on 12.04.1944)
27.06.1945
-
 11.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Lomond (frigate) (SE Asia)
13.03.1946


released [HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)]
(1950)


Commanding Officer, HMAS Rushcutter (training establishment, Edgecliff, Sydney)
(1960)


Sydney Port Division RANR
Returned post-war to Australian Broadcasting Corporation as an acoustics engineer, serving part-time in the RANR. Yachtsman, competed in 27 Sydney-to-Hobart yacht races between 1947 and 1982.
Published: Anti-submarine warfare. In: Naval Historical Review (Jan. 1980)
* In 1944/45 indicated as being RANVR.
Dence,
Arthur Sturtevant
A.S. Dence

09.12.1903
Guildford, UK
-
RANVR:

S.Lt. (S)
20.10.1943
Lt. (S)
?
Army:

Capt.
?
08.07.1943


joined RANVR, Port Melbourne
24.05.1945


released [HMAS Lonsdale]
25.05.1945


commissioned into the Australian Army, Royal Park, Victoria



AACHD (4 A A O D) [??]
08.03.1946


released
Denovan,
Ronald Alexander
"Ron"

R.A. Denovan (Photo courtesy of Mrs Janet Bowen) R.A. Denovan
Married (1931) Laura Mavis Pollack; three children.
01.01.1905
Killara, Sydney, NSW
-
20.08.1982
Sydney, NSW
AB Sea
14.09.1926
S.Lt.
01.09.1927
Lt.
15.04.1929
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1941
Cdr.
15.08.1945 (retd 1960)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.01.1944
06.01.1944
New Year 41 [presented 13.04.46]
Mention in Despatches MID
09.10.1945
22.11.1945
gallantry and outstanding skill and devotion to duty in SW Pacific 42-45
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VD
13.03.1944
-
14.09.1926
 
 
joined RANVR (Sydney)
1926


HMAS Rushcutter (depot)
1927


training, HMAS Tasmania (destroyer) [17 days, to Devonport & Hobart]
1927


training, HMAS Captain Cook (pilot ship) [2 days]
1928


training, HMAS Success (destroyer) [14 days]
1929
 
 
training, HMAS Moresby (surveying ship) [7 weeks around Mackay charting]
1932


trainng, HMAS Australia (cruiser) [7 days at Garden Island]
1933


training, HMAS Canberra (cruiser) [30 days at buoy in Farm Cove]
1935


training, HMAS Rushcutter (RAN depot, Sydney, NSW) [11 days]
1936


training, HMAS Canberra (cruiser) [14 days alongside Garden Island]
1937


training, HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW) [7 days alongside Garden Island]
1938


training, HMAS Albatross (seaplane carrier) [7 days at buoy near Garden Island]
1939


training, HMAS Voyager (destroyer) [14 days exercises at Jervis Bay]
02.09.1939
-
09.06.1940
First Lieutenant, HMAS Captain Cook (pilot vessel) [based at HMAS Rushcutter (RAN dpot, Sydney, NSW)]
10.06.1940
-
26.07.1940
First Lieutenant, HMAS St Giles (local defence anti-submarine ship)
27.07.1940
-
05.1942
Commanding Officer, HMAS St Giles (local defence anti-submarine ship) [based at HMAS Rushcutter (RAN depot, Sydney, NSW)] (sailed to Fremantle 01.1942, arriving just as Singapore fell, returned to Sydney 04.1942)
05.1942
-
07.1942
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
29.07.1942
-
(11?).1945
Commanding Officer, HMAS Broome (Bathurst class minesweeper; "corvette") [based at HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)] (escorting ships to New Guinea and anti-submarine patrols; transported AIF 2/9th Battalion from Milne Bay to Oro plus reinforcements; 07.1945 joined a flotilla of six other corvettes clearing the entrance to Hong Kong Harbour for the liberation)
1948
-
1960
actively engaged in training at a number of naval establishments
1959
-
1964
Senior Officer of Sea Cadet Corps – Navy League of Australia
Dixon,
Nevill Floyd
N.F. Dixon
Married (19.12.1936) Minna Bidstrup (born 09.02.1912); one son.

15.08.1913
Heidelberg, Vict.
-
(26 or 27?). 11.1972
T/Paym.S.Lt. (prob)
07.08.1942, seniority 30.07.1942
T/Paym.S.Lt.
23.12.1942, seniority 30.07.1942
T/Paym.S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.01.1943, seniority 30.07.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
07.08.1943
07.08.1942


joined RANVR, Port Melbourne
07.08.1942
-
19.08.1942
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional)
20.08.1942
-
01.04.1943
HMAS Melville (RAN base, Darwin, Northern Territory) (for cypher duty)
02.04.1943
-
18.03.1944
HMAS Melville (RAN base, Darwin, Northern Territory) (for CBs)
19.03.1944
-
23.07.1944
HMAS Huon (base depot, Hobart, Tasmania) (additional; for CBs)
24.07.1944
-
02.01.1946
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional; for duty with security service)
03.01.1946
-
17.01.1946
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional; for release)
Chairman, Victorian Broadcasting Network.
       

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Evans,
Keith Frederick Lewis
A.S. Dence  

02.12.1917
Roseville
-
Ord.Sea.
06.09.1941
T/S.Lt.
11.12.1942 [S/V 94]
T/Lt.
11.12.1943 (reld 18.12.1945)
06.09.1941


enlisted, Sydney, NSW
06.09.1941
-
03.10.1941
HMAS Cerberus
04.10.1941
-
15.10.1941
HMAS Penguin
16.10.1941
-
21.12.1941
London Depot RAN
22.12.1941
-
18.02.1942
HMS Collingwood
19.02.1942
-
31.03.1942
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
01.094.1942
-
10.04.1942
HMS Quentin [HMS Victory III]
11.04.1942
-
15.07.1942
HMS Middleton [HMS Tyne]
16.07.1942
-
24.08.1942
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
25.08.1942
-
30.09.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing)
01.10.1942
-
10.12.1942
London Depot RAN
11.12.1942
-
17.01.1943
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing)
18.01.1943
-
30.04.1943
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training estbalishment, Fort William) (additional; for motor boat course)
01.05.1943
-
30.06.1943
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers)
01.07.1943
-
14.02.1944
HMS Razorbill (Coastal Forces base, Algiers) (additional; for 31st ML Flotilla)
15.02.1944
-
04.11.1944
First Lieutenant, HM ML 555 (motor launch)
05.11.1944
-
12.03.1945
[Commanding Officer?], HM ML 555 [HMS Gregale; additional)]
13.03.1945
-
23.05.1945
HMAS Cerberus
24.05.1945
-
18.07.1945
HMAS Penguin (additional)
19.07.1945
-
07.10.1945
HMAS Madang (additional; for service at Tacloban)
08.10.1945
-
18.11.1945
HMAS Penguin (additional)
19.11.1945
-
18.12.1945
HMAS Rushcutter (additional)
Evatt,
Phillip George
P.G. Evatt P.G. Evatt [UNCONFORMED; officer aboard HMS United, c. Oct 1943]
P.G. Evatt
Married Nancye Guy; two daughters.

02.07.1922
North Sydney, NSW
-
Ord.Sea.
04.11.1940 [S47781]
AB Sea.
30.10.1941
T/A/S.Lt.
24.07.1942
T/S.Lt.
02.07.1943
T/Lt.
01.05.1944 * (reld 17.05.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
19.06.1945
destruction of U-boat off Norway [award posted]

* accelerated promotion

Education: Sydney University (Bachelor of Laws)
04.11.1940
-
03.02.1941
HMAS Rushcutter (additional; for passage from Sydney to UK in US 9)
04.02.1941
-
26.04.1941
London Depot RAN
27.04.1941
-
29.10.1941
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
30.10.1941
-
21.04.1942
HMS Campion (corvette) [based at HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
22.04.1942
-
23.07.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
07.09.1942
-
19.09.1942
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, Holy Loch)
20.09.1942
-
13.12.1942
HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth)
14.12.1942


11.02.1943
28.05.1943
25.07.1943
-


 

-
07.09.1943




07.09.1943
spare submarine officer, HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) [in fact HMS Talbot (submarine depot ship, Malta)
HMS {Peter Ilex ?; illegible}
HMS United
HMS United
08.09.1943

07.09.1943
-

-
12.01.1944

12.01.1944
spare submarine officer, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
HMS United
18.01.1944

18.03.1944
-

-
31.03.1944

31.03.1944
spare submarine officer, HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship, Rothesay)
HMS H 32 (as First Lieutenant)
01.04.1944
-
(06.)1944
First Lieutenant, HMS H 32 (submarine)
28.09.1944

28.09.1944
-

-
(07.1945)

(07.1945)
spare submarine officer, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
HMS Tapir (as First Lieutenant)
09.10.1945


HMAS Penguin (additional)
16.12.1945


First Lieutenant, HMAS Melinga
04.05.1946
-
17.05.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (additional; for discharge)
Admitted to the New South Wales Bar, 1951. Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the Australian Industrial Court, 1974-1987. Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, 1977-1987. Judge of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island, 1981-1987. Additional Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, 1976 -1987. Head of the Royal Commission into the Use of Chemical Agents in Vietnam from 1983 onwards.
       

 
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Ferguson,
John
J. Ferguson

14.10.1920
Dunfermline, Scotland
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
01.07.1944
Lt.Cdr.
? (retd 31.03.1969)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.11.1944
Operation Neptune 06.44
30.09.1940


joined RANVR, Brisbane, Qld.
12.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 44 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Wasp]
19.11.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 209 (motor torpedo boat)
14.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 233 (motor launch)
31.03.1969


retired [HMAS Waterhen]
Fesq,
William Leverrier
W.L. Fesq

31.01.1916
Wollstonecraft, NSW
-
T/Lt.
26.06.1943 (reld 20.12.1945)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
02.05.1944
4 E-boats damaged Nore 14.02.44
08.04.1941


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
28.04.1943
-
(10.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 440 (motor torpedo boat)
(12.1943)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 440 (motor torpedo boat)
12.04.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 739 (motor torpedo boat)
20.12.1945


released [HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)]
Franklin,
Willis Frederick
W.F. Franklin

04.01.1920
Caulfield, Vict.
-
T/S.Lt.
29.01.1943
T/Lt.
04.01.1945 (reld 27.02.1946)
05.01.1942


joined RANVR, Port Melbourne
03.05.1943
-
(06.1944)
Third Officer, HM MTB 517 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)


HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
27.02.1946


released [HMAS Lonsdale]
Fry,
Alfred Gilbert
A.G. Fry

16.03.1915
Broken Hill, NSW
-
T/Lt.
05.02.1943 (reld 18.02.1946)
17.09.1940


joined RANVR, Port Melbourne
08.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 263 (motor torpedo boat)
04.1945
-
02.1946
Commanding Officer, HM ML 428 (motor launch)
18.02.1946


released [HMAS Lonsdale]

 
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Goldsworthy,
Leon Verdi
L.V. Goldsworthy

19.01.1909
Broken Hill, New South Wales
-
07.08.1994
South Perth, WA
T/S.Lt.
24.03.1941
T/Lt.
24.06.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1944 (reld 24.05.1946)

George Cross

GC
19.09.1944
mine disposal 12.06.43-10.04.44
George Medal GM
18.04.1944
mine disposal Southampton & London, 09-10.43
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
16.01.1945
mine disposal Cherbourg & approaches
Mention in Despatches MID
15.08.1944
mine disposal at sea Channel 04.44
Education: Kapunda High School, Adelaide School of Mines and Adelaide University



electrical sign business
24.03.1941
-
06.04.1941
joined RANVR, HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome)
07.04.1941
-
25.04.1941
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
26.04.1941
-
06.06.1941
London Depot, RAN
07.06.1941
-
23.06.1941
HMS King Alfred
24.06.1941
-
10.08.1941
London Depot, RAN
11.08.1941
-
16.01.1943
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President I] (for duty outside Admiralty) *
17.01.1943
-
29.09.1944
Mining Department, HMS Vernon **
30.09.1944
-
08.10.1944
London Depot, RAN
09.10.1944
-
27.12.1944
HMS President I
28.12.1944
-
23.01.1945
HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome)
24.01.1945
-
27.01.1945
HMAS Torrens
28.01.1945
-
19.02.1945
HMAS Lonsdale
20.02.1945
-
03.08.1945
HMS Golden Hind
04.08.195
-
28.02.1946
London Depot RAN
01.03.1946
-
01.04.1945
HMS Formidable
02.04.1946
-
09.04.1946
HMAS Penguin
10.04.1946
-
24.05.1946
HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome)
Factory manager of an electric sign business.
Navy Lists give: * 08.08.1941  ** 25.01.1943
Gosse,
George
G. Gosse

16.02.1912
Harvey, WA
-
31.12.1965
T/A/S.Lt.
1932
T/Lt.
16.02.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 07.1945 (reld 20.03.1946)
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) RANR
1955

George Cross

GC
30.04.1946
mine clearance &  disposal NW Europe 08-18.05.1945
01.01.1926
-
1933
served RANVR, Port Adelaide
10.1940


rejoined RANVR
(1945)


Naval Party 1571
20.03.1946


released [HMAS Torrens]
Gregg,
Edwin Joseph
E.J. Gregg
Son of Joseph Clarence Gregg (1892-1969), and Florence Powell (1897-1990), of Tunbridge, Tasmania.
Residence: (1980) Manly, NSW.

10.06.1919
Launceston
-
Ord.Sea.
23.09.1940
AB Sea.
23.09.1941
T/S.Lt.
05.02.1942
T/Lt.
01.12.1943 (reld 11.01.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
07.11.1944
operations Dalmatian Islands [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.08.1944
Operation Shingle (Anzio landings, 01.44)
23.09.1940


enlisted at Hobart
23.09.1940
-
04.10.1940
HMAS Derwent (base depot, Tasmanie)
05.10.1940
-
02.11.1940
HMAS Cerberus (base depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
03.11.1940
-
15.11.1940
HMAS Derwent (base depot, Tasmania)
16.11.1940
-
02.02.1941
London Depot RAN
03.02.1941
-
13.04.1941
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
14.04.1941
-
28.04.1941
HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth)
29.04.1941
-
23.05.1941
HMS Wivern (destroyer) [based at HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
24.05.1941
-
12.10.1941
HMS Banff (escort) [based at HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)]
13.101941
-
02.11.1941
HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth)
03.11.1941
-
05.02.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing)
09.03.1942
-
19.03.1942
HMS President (for course at RN College, Greenwich)
20.03.1942
-
18.08.1942
HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith)
19.08.1942
-
(07.1945)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (from 05.1943 for MLC) [possibly brone from 01.07.1943 at HMS Copra (Combined Operations drafting & payments office)]
(01.1944)
-
(1944)
HM LCI(L) 260 (landing craft, infantry (large))
07.08.1945
-
04.10.1945
HMS Westcliff (Combined Operations base, Southend)
05.10.1945


HMAS Cerberus II (for disposal)
28.10.1945


embarked for Australia per SS Aquitania at Southampton
07.12.1945
-
11.01.1946
HMAS Huon (base depot, Hobart, Tasmania) (additional)
Grey,
Ian
I. Grey (Photo courtesy of Mr David Grey)

05.05.1918
Wellington, New Zealand
-
05.06.1996
London
Ord.Sea. 15.04.1941
T/S.Lt. (prob) 12.03.1942
TA//Lt. 05.05.1943 (reld 11.06.1945)
15.04.1941 - 11.06.1945 served RANVR (for details see button for service record on the left)
Historian, specializing in Russian history.
 
Eulogy given by his son David Grey in 1996: "The address I am going to give today takes the form of an obituary. This is mainly because my father was, if not secretive then certainly a private man. He never spoke about his achievements or his history, but they DO make very good reading. Some of you may know some of what I am going to say, but I doubt that you'll have heard all of it. We ourselves are only now discovering things about him that we never knew, and I'm sure that once we have had time to read the diary he kept since he was 16 years old, there will be enough materiel for an epic movie, even if the early hand-writing was more akin to that of a doctor! We asked Susie Burchett his long term friend and collegue from the CPA, to write the obituary which is going to the Times, and it is this that I am going to read. Ian Grey... Russian historian and author, servant of the Commonwealth, died on June the 5th, he was born in New Zealand on May the 5th 1918. A distinguished writer of Russian history whose books ranging from Peter the Great to Stalin, were required reading in many Academic institutes and Universities. He was a long time contributer to the Encyclopaedia Brittanica, and was well-known throughout the Commonwealth as the Editor and Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Ian, although born in New Zealand, educated at Scotts College, Sydney and the University of Sydney, where he gained his law degree, spent the rest of his life in Britain, apart from his distinguished war service as a Royal Austhalian Naval Volunteer Reserve. With Russian as his second language, learned at University, he was seconded as Liaison Officer and interpreter to the Royal Navy whose ships were, from 1942 to 1944 engaged in the Russian convoy runs to Murmansk and Archangel. These runs were horrendously expensive, in terms of men and materiel. Ian was well-known in all branches of the Royal Navy for his fluent Russian and knowledge of the country and its history, for which he had great affection. Towards the end of the war he was posted to Moscow as an intelligence Officer and was the official interpreter at many important meetings of allied commanders like Molotov. At the end of the war, speaking Russian, German, Italian and French, he was posted as a Major to the Allied Control Commission in Germany which was investigating the war crimes. After the war he and Winsome, settled in England where he joined the Russian section of the Foreign Office. Subsequent to that he worked for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association where he remained for the rest of his working life. He edited two periodicals the Parliamentarian and The Report On World Affairs, his background knowledge giving him unique insight. Throughout this latter career, he continued to produce books on Russian history for which he became very well-known, not least over his disagreements with other Russian historians and their interpretation of the Stalin era, and of many other events at which Ian was actually present. 12 books have been published to date but only eight weeks ago he was putting the finishing touches to a semi-autobiographicai novel which we hope will be published in the near future. His career at the CPA spanned nearly 30 years, first as Assistant Editor, then Deputy Editor and finally Editor and Deputy Secretary-General. He had first hand contact with most heads of Government and his ideas for creating the parliamentary wing of the Commonwealth are recognised today. One of his most far-reaching achievements was in the setting up of the Working Capital Fund and persuading Commonwealth Parliaments to donate money to the pursuit of the ideals of parliamentary democracy through educational projects, seminars, study groups and regional conferences. He will be sadly missed in the Commonwealth by those who appreciated his vision. Ian will be remembered as man with views which were not always accepted by the establishment. This may well explain why he was never honoured which his friends and admirers always thought a serious oversight. He could be brusque and he never suffered fools gladly but he was a genuine visionary and that should be his epitaph. He was utterly devoted to his wife of 52 years and his whole family. He will be remembered with love and affection by all those whose lives he enriched."

 
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Hare,
James Gordon
J.G. Hare

29.01.1916
Melbourne, Vic.
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.07.1943?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.07.1944
10.07.1943


joined RANVR, Port Melbourne
10.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMAS Watson (HM Australian Radar Training Establishment)
01.02.1946


released [HMAS Lonsdale]
Harrison,
Joseph
J. Harrison

07.12.1907
Eshunning, UK
-
T/Lt.
15.07.1942 (reld 28.03.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
15.04.1941


joined RANVR, Port Adelaide
(1942)


HMS Beehive
01.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 340 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Benbow]
28.03.1946


released [HMAS Torrens]
Hart,
Robert Kenley
J. Harrison
Married (17.03.1934) Dorothy Lashbrooke; one son, one daughter.

14.06.1908
Minlaton, Southern Australia
-
RAAF:
 
AC1
28.11.1939 [5363]
LAC (T)
01.07.1940 (reld 18.01.1941)
RANVR:
 
Prob. S.Lt.
14.04.1941
S.Lt.
12.08.1941, seniority 14.04.1941
T/Lt.
12.08.1941, seniority 15.07.1941 (later changed to 01.08.1941, seniority 18.07.1941)
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1943 (reld 05.03.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID
28.11.1944
14.12.1944
Normandy 06.44
Worked as stud stock salesman for Dalgety & Co., Adelaide (for 14½ years) (had general experience with motor boats for 15 years). Compulsory training with 18th Light Horse (1926-1929) & 18 months with the artillery 49 Battery, B Brigade (1932-1933).
28.11.1939
-
09.01.1940
Pilots' Training Centre, RAAF Station Laverton
10.01.1940
-
30.04.1940
No. 1 Flying Training School, Point  Cook
01.05.1940
-
18.04.1941
No. 1 Service Flying Traning School, Point Cook
18.04.1941
-
27.04.1941
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional)
28.04.1941
-
10.05.1941
HMAS Cerberus (base depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional; for course)
11.05.1941
-
26.05.1941
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional)
27.05.1941
-
31.07.1941
London Depot RAN (additional; for passage to UK per SS Largo Bay)
01.08.1941
-
19.10.1941
training, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
20.10.1941
-
25.10.1941
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
26.10.1941
-
14.12.1941
HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Port Edgar)
15.12.1941
-
31.12.1941
HMS Claverhouse II (minesweeper base, Granton) (additional; for minesweeping course)
01.01.1942
-
19.01.1942
HMS Claverhouse (base, Leith & Granton)
20.01.1942
-
31.03.1942
HMS Tehana (minweeping trawler) [based HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich)]
01.04.1942
-
05.11.1942
HMS Parrsboro (Bangor class mnesweeper) [based at HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS, from 01.07.1942 HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)]
06.11.1942
-
02.11.1943
First Lieutenant, HMS Ilfracombe (Bangor class minesweeper) [based at HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)]
03.11.1943
-
11.07.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Ilfracombe (Bangor class minesweeper) [based at HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)]
12.07.1944
-
02.10.1944
Comanding Officer, HMS Welfare (Algerine class minesweeper)
03.10.1944
-
01.1945
HMAS Torrens (RAN depot, Adelaide, S Australia) (additional; for leave)
01.1945
-
1945
passage HMS London from Fremantle to Colombo
15.03.1945
-
29.07.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Prompt (Algerine class minesweeper)
30.07.1945
-
26.08.1945
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
27.08.1945
-
10.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Minstrel (Algerine class minesweeper)
28.10.1945
-
1945
embarked at Southampton SS Aquitania for passage to Australia
12.1945
-
03.1946
HMAS Torrens (additional)
Hewitson,
Gordon Frank
G.F. Hewitson

20.11.1920
Maylands
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
10.07.1942 (reld 28.11.1944)
15.04.1941


joined RANVR, Port Adelaide
12.10.1942
-
(06.1943)
Third Officer, then First Lieutenant (?), HM MTB 628 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS St. Christopher]
28.11.1944


released [HMAS Torrens]
Hobson,
Rhys Edward
R.E. Hobson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Helix Union)
Son of Sydney Edward Hobson, and Gladys Jones (1892-1965).
Married; ... children.

07.11.1920
Ballarat, Vict.
-
14.09.1984
Ord.Sea. 29.01.1941 [PM/V34]
AB Sea. 27.10.1941
T/S.Lt. (prob) 10.07.1942
T/S.Lt. 27.01.1944, seniority 10.07.1942
T/Lt. 27.01.1944, seniority 01.12.1943

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal (1945) Def M - -
Australia Service Medal 1939-1945 ASM 39|45 - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
      served Atlantic [corvettes], North Sea [12th Submarine Flotilla], Mediterranean [Malta]:
29.01.1941     joined RANVR, Port Melbourne (yachtsmen scheme)
29.01.1941 - 08.02.1941 HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne)
09.02.1941 - 21.02.1941 HMAS Cerberus (Flinder Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria)
22.02.1941 - 25.03.1941 HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne)
26.03.1941 - 28.05.1941 London Depot RAN
29.05.1941 - 14.07.1941 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
15.07.1941 - 11.08.1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
12.08.1941 - 09.04.1942 HMS Rockingham (destroyer) [based at HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool), from 01.11.1941 HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)]
10.04.1942 - 16.09.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
17.08.1942 - 11.10.1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
12.10.1942 - 08.04.1943 HMS Beaver II (RN base, Immingham) (for 24th ML Flotilla)
26.10.1942     HM MTB 308 (motor torpedo boat) [this vessel was sunk off Tobruk, Lybia by German aircraft on 14.09.1942, so either date of appointment is incorrect or number of MTB]
09.04.1943 - 20.06.1943 HMS Victory IV (accounting section, London) / HMS Titania (submarine depot ship, Oban)
21.06.1943 - 30.09.1943 London Depot RAN
21.06.1943 - 07?.1943 HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) (for navigation course)
01.10.1943 - 03.02.1944 HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Port Bannatyne) (for special service)
[training and operating the Welman one-man midget submarines; these were used only once operationally in November 1943 in a raid on Bergen harbour in Norway]
04.02.1944 - 20.02.1944 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
21.02.1944 - 30.08.1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
31.08.1944 - 07.09.1944 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
08.09.1944 - 19.10.1944 HMS Kenilworth Castle (corvette)
[medical survey report dated 23.10.1944 at Barrow Gurney nr Bristol: disability depression reactive, so repatriated to Australia]
20.10.1944  - 29.12.1944  HMAS Cerberus II (RAN depot, London) (additional; for pasage & foreign service leave)
30.12.1944 - 24.10.1945 HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional; for release; temporary demobilization 20.02.1945)
Hordern,
Marsden Carr
M. Hordern (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden RAN)
M. Hordern (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden RAN)
M. Hordern (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden RAN)

Son of Frederick Hugh (a minister) and Iris Mary (a homemaker) Hordern.
Married (04.07.1953) Lesley Frances Mary Spooner (a journalist and librarian); two daughters, one son.

26.03.1922
Sydney, NSW
-
T/S.Lt. (prob)
05.06.1942
T/S.Lt.
1942?, seniority 05.06.1942
T/Lt.
05.12.1944 (reld 04.02.1947)
Lt. RANR
23.06.1952, seniority 05.12.1944
Lt.Cdr. RANR
31.12.1954 (transferred RANVR 08.09.1961) (transferred RANR 16.08.1973) (retd 25.03.1982)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
1962
-
Education: University of Sydney, B.A., 1947
05.06.1942
-
19.06.1942
HMAS Rushcutter
20.06.1942
-
24.07.1942
HMAS Cerberus
25.07.1942
-
13.12.1942
HMAS Rushcutter
14.12.1942
-
31.12.1942
HMAS Penguin II
01.01.1943
-
18.02.1943
HMAS Abraham Crijnssen
19.02.1943
-
04.1944
HMA ML 814 (motor launch)
04.1944
-
27.10.1944
First Lieutenant, HMA ML 823 (motor launch)
28.10.1944
-
11.12.1944
First Lieutenant, HMA ML 817 (motor launch)
12.12.1944
-
31.12.1944
HMAS Penguin II (additional)
01.01.1945
-
21.04.1946
Commanding Officer, HMA ML 1347 (motor launch)
22.04.1946


HMAS Rushcutter (additional)



remained on "mobilized service" till 09.02.1947 and on active list again from 1952-1961
Hilton Hordern (fine art print gallery), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, proprietor, 1958-96. Member of board of directors, Hodgsons Holdings Ltd. and Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath.
Published: Mariners are warned! John Lort Stokes and H.M.S. Beagle in Australia 1837-1843 (1989); King of the Australian coast : the work of Phillip Parker King in the Mermaid and Bathurst 1817-1822 (1997); A merciful journey : recollections of a World War II patrol boat man (2005; memoir)

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Jaunay,
Donald Robert
D.R. Jaunay (Photo courtesy of Mr Steve Jaunay)
Son of Robert John Cunningham Jaunay, and Dorothy Evelyn May Beasley.
Married (24.11.1944, Dundee) Lilian Tragheim; one daughter, two sons.

19.10.1918
Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia
-
25.08.2012
Adelaide, Australia
Trooper 02.01.1940 [S9650]
Ord.Sea. 20.11.1941 [ON PA/V 42]
T/A/S.Lt. 05.02.1943
T/S.Lt. 01.10.1943, seniority 05.02.1943 (reld 01.12.1945)
Lt. RANR 07.04.1952, seniority 10.06.1950
Lt. RANVR 31.03.1956, seniority 10.06.1950 (reld 16.11.1964)
02.01.1940 - 11.1941? enlisted service, Australian Army (18th Machine Gun Regiment)
20.11.1941 - 07.12.1941 HMAS Cerberus (passage to UK per Largs Bay)
08.12.1941 - 11.02.1942 London Depot RAN
12.02.1942 - 12.04.1942 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
13.04.1942 - 13.07.1942 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
14.07.1942 - 28.10.1942 HMS Argonaut (light cruiser)
29.10.1942 - 31.12.1942 London Depot RAN
01.01.1943 - 14.03.1943 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
15.03.1943 - 21.06.1943 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor boat course)
22.06.1943 - 31.12.1943 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
03.02.1944 - 28.02.1944 HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
29.02.1944 - 30.07.1944 HMS Iskra (Coastal Forces base, Gibraltar) (for 134th HDML Flotilla)
31.07.1944 - 14.09.1944 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
15.09.1944 - 05.1945 HMS Queen (escort carrier) (as Second Officer of the Watch)
16.05.1945 - 24.05.1945 HMAS Cerberus II (additional; for passage & transfer)
25.05.1945 - 07.1945 HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW)
07.1945 - 06.09.1945 HMAS Torrens (RAN depot, Adelaide) (additional)
07.09.1945 - 27.11.1945 First Lieutenant, HMAS Warrnambool (corvette)
Accountant.
Joel,
[Sir] Asher Alexander
A.A. Joel A.A. JoelA.A. Joel A.A. Joel
A.A. Joel A.A. Joel
Son of Harry and Phoebe Joel, London and Sydney.
Married 1st (1937) (marriage dissolved 1948); two sons.
Married 2nd (1949) Sybil, daughter of Frederick Mitchell Jacobs; one son, one daughter.

04.05.1912
Stanmore, NSW
-
12.11.1998
Sydney, NSW
T/Paym.S.Lt. (prob)
06.10.1942
T/Paym.S.Lt.
1943, seniority 06.10.1942
T/Paym.Lt.
15.02.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
03.1944?, seniority 15.02.1943 (reld 17.08.1945)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) KBE
15.06.1974
HM's birthday 54: for services to the community
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
31.05.1956

HM's birthday 56: for services to social welfare and charitable organisations in the State of New South Wales

Order of Australia

AO
1986
?
Knight Bachelor Kt
07.05.1971
New Year 71: for services to the community

Bronze Star Medal (USA)

BSM
1943
?

Ancient Order of Sikatuna (Philippines), 1975; Kt Comdr, Order of Rizal (Philippines), 1978.

Education: Enmore Public School; Cleveland Street High School, Sydney
1942
-
1942
served Australian Imperial Force
1942 
 
 
transferred, RANVR
04.11.1942
-
16.11.1942
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
17.11.1942
-
19.04.1943
HMAS Magnetic (RAN base, Townsville, Qld.)
20.04.1943
-
11.08.1943
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne)
12.08.1943
-
30.09.1943
HMAS Basilisk (RAN base, Pt Moresby, New Guinea) (for Base Staff Milne Bay (Operations))
01.10.1943
-
07.1944
HMAS Ladava (RAN base, Milne Bay, New Guinea)
1944
-
1945
RAN PRO staff Gen. MacArthur (New Guinea, Halmaheras, Philippines)
Member of Legislative Council of New South Wales, 1957-1978; Company Director and Public Relations Consultant.
Chairman: Asher Joel Media Gp; Carpentaria Newspapers Pty Ltd; Nat. Pres., Anzac Mem. Forest in Israel; Dir, Royal North Shore Hosp. of Sydney, 1959-1981. Member, Sydney Committee (Honorary Director, 1956-1964); Honorary Director and Organiser, Pageant of Nationhood (State welcome to the Queen), 1963; Executive Member, Citizens Welcoming Committee visit Pres. Johnson, 1966; Chairman, Citizens Committee Captain Cook Bi­Centenary Celebrations, 1970; Deputy Chairman, Citizens Welcoming Committee visit Pope Paul VI to Australia, 1970; Chairman, Sydney Opera House Official Opening
Citizens Committee, 1972; Deputy Chairman, Australian Government Advosriy Commission on US Bi­Centenary Celebrations, 1976; Member, National Australia Day Committee. Member, Sydney Opera House Trust, 1969-1979; Chairman, Sydney Entertainment Centre, 1979-1984. Chairman Emeritus, Organising Committee 1988 Public Relations World Congress, 1985-1988; Member: Advisory Council 31st IAA World Advertising Congress, 1984-1988; Australia-US Coral Sea Commemorative Council, 1992. Life Mem., RSL, 1992. Gov., Sir David Martin Foundn, 1990-1994 (Life Fellow, 1994). Fellow: Advertising Inst. of Austr. (Federal Patron); Public Relations Inst. of Austr.; FAIM; Foundn FAICD; FInstD; FRSA; Hon. Mem., Royal Australian Historical Society, 1970. Honorary Fellow, International College of Dentists, 1975. Hon. DLitt Macquarie, 1988. Torch of Learning Award, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1978; Tel Aviv University Presidential Citation, 1992; Archbishop of Sydney Citation, 1992. KSS 1994. 
       

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Lang,
Robert Evans
R.E. Lang

17.11.1921
Baltansborough, UK
-
T/S.Lt.
15.01.1943 (reld 26.09.1945)

Mention in Despatches

MID
10.04.1945
attack E-boats Channel 22.12.44
02.01.1942


joined RANVR, Port Adelaide
17.05.1944
-
26.09.1945
Commanding Officer (?), HM MTB 477 (motor torpedo boat)
26.09.1945


released [MTB 477]
Langmead,
Raymond Francis
R.F. Langmead R.F. Langmead
R.F. Langmead R.F. Langmead
R.F. Langmead R.F. Langmead

01.04.1921
Sydney, NSW
-
Ord.Sea.
30.09.1940
AB Sea.
30.06.1941
T/S.Lt. (prob)
26.01.1942
T/S.Lt.
09.1943, seniority 26.01.1942
T/Lt.
26.07.1944 (reld 21.02.1946)
30.09.1940
-
09.12.1940
HMAS Rushcutter
10.12.1940
-
15.10.1941
HMS Jervis (destroyer) [based at HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
16.10.1941
-
06.02.1942
HMAS Rushcutter (additional)
07.02.1942
-
07.03.1942
HMAS Cerberus (addittional; for course)
08.03.1942
-
21.08.1942
HMAS Rushcutter (additional; for anti-submarine school)
22.08.1942
-
05.07.1943
HMAS Melville
06.07.1943
-
06.09.1943
HMAS Rushcutter (additional)
07.09.1943
-
07.1944
HMAS Warrego [based at HMAS Platypus]
15.07.1944
-
09.1944?
HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to UK)
08.01.1945
-
09.1945
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon) (additional; for miscellaneous services, in lieu of specialist Anti-Submarine Officer)
18.10.1945
-
15.11.1945
HMAS Penguin (additional)
16.11.1945
-
21.02.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (for anti-submarine school)
Lewis,
Anthony Calvert
A.C. Lewis

27.11.1915
Coogee, New South Wales
-
27.04.1995
Johannesburg, South Africa
T/Lt.
24.02.1942 (reld 04.04.1945)
24.02.1941


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
01.04.1942
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 338 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Benbow]
04.04.1945


released [HMAS Penguin]
Lewis,
Trevor Walton
T.W. Lewis (Photo courtesy of Mr David Thomas)

28.11.1908
Fishguard, Wales, UK
-
07.04.1982
Exeter, New South Wales
T/S.Lt. (prob) 01.09.1940
T/S.Lt. 06.1941, seniority 01.09.1940
T/Lt. 06.1941, seniority 14.12.1940
02.1945, seniority 14.09.1941 (reld 26.04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1943 New Year 43 * [investiture 21.03.44]

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France and Germany
Pacific Star Pac St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
Mention in Despatches? MID? ? ?
Australia Service Medal 1939-1945 ASM 39|45 - -

* For an action on the night of 17 Mar 42 off Southend in HMS Kingston Olivine, an anti-submarine trawler, for attempts made to recover (unsuccessfully) SS Cressdine which had been mined and had its back broken.

01.10.1941 - 28.09.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Kingston Olivine (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (DSC)
22.03.1943 - 01.06.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Leicester City (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
02.06.1943 - 15.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Ensay (minesweeping trawler)
16.08.1943 - 01.11.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Campanula (corvette)
05.08.1944 - 03.03.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Lavender (corvette)
05.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Beaconsfield (RN base, Port Melbourne, Australia)
25.10.1945 - 21.03.1946 HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
22.03.1946 - 26.04.1946 HMAS Rushcutter (RAN training establishment and reserve depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Littlejohn,
William Euan Ironside
W.E.I. Littlejohn

14.07.1920
Ivanhoe, Victoria
-
1994
Tasmania
S.Lt. (prob)
25.06.1940
S.Lt.
01.11.1942, seniority 25.06.1940
Lt.
01.11.1942 (demobilized 23.10.1945)
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1950 (retd 01.07.1972)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
23.11.1943
02.12.1943
successful patrols Mediterranean [investiture 21.03.44]
01.07.1940
-
26.07.1940
HMAS Cerberus (additional)
27.07.1940
-
31.07.1940
HMAS Penguin II (additional; for Anti-Submarine School)
01.08.1940
-
18.11.1940
HMAS Rushcutter (additional; for Anti-Submarine School) (sea service at HMAS Moresby 23.09.1940-18.10.1940)
19.11.1940
-
23.11.1940
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per SS Themistocles)
24.11.1940
-
16.02.1941
London Depot RAN
17.02.1941
-
17.03.1941
HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory)
18.03.1941
-
10.08.1941
HMS Veronica (crovette) [based at HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)]
11.08.1941
-
28.11.1941
HMS Elfin (submarine base, 6th Submarine Flotilla, Blyth) (for submarine course)
29.11.1941
-
22.12.1941
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship, 6th Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch) (additional; as spare submarine officer)
23.12.1941
-
10.04.1942
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, escort maintenance at St Johns, Newfoundland, from 03.1942 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch)
11.04.1942
-
19.05.1942
HMS Tuna (submarine) [based at HMS Elfin (submarine base, 6th Submarine Flotilla, Blyth)]
20.05.1942
-
07.07.1942
HM ML 221 (motor launch) [based at HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
08.07.1942
-
11.10.1942
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch)
12.10.1942
-
05.12.1942
London Depot RAN
06.12.1942
-
02.03.1943
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
03.03.1943
-
09.10.1943
HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship, 8th Submarine Flotilla, Trincomalee)
10.10.1943
-
26.11.1943
HMS Medway II (submarine base, 1st Submarine Flotilla, Beirut)
27.11.1943
-
31.03.1944
HMS Dolphin Submarine depot, Gosport):
27.11.1943
-
18.12.1943
HMS Shakespeare (submarine)
19.12.1943
-
27.12.1943
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
28.12.1943
-
05.01.1944
HMS Shakespeare (submarine)
01.03.1944
-
02.04.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Shakespeare (submarine) (temporary)
03.04.1944
-
01.08.1944
HMS Thrasher (submarine)
02.08.1944
-
30.08.1944
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch)
31.08.1944
-
18.11.1944
HMS Trusty (submarine)
19.11.1944
-
09.02.1945
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
10.02.1945
-
14.10.1945
HMS Adamant (additional; as spare submarine commanding officer):
10.02.1945
-
14.10.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Vox (submarine) *
15.10.1945
-
23.10.1945
HMAS Lonsdale (additional; for discharge)
Honorary ADC to the Governor of Victoria, 27.02.1950-27.02.1968.
* Navy List gives 02.1945, but personnel file states 25.04.1945

 
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Major,
Ronald John
R.J. Major

08.01.1910
Fremantle, WA
-
T/S.Lt. (prob)
29.10.1940
T/Lt.
28.01.1941
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1949 (reld 12.05.1951)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
18.05.1943
Oran harbour 08.11.42 [investiture 25.05.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.05.1945
Operation Mike [presented to next-of-kin]
Mention in Despatches MID
27.03.1945
Leyte operations & Surigao Straits
...
-
...
....
01.06.1941
-
08.11.1942
HMS Walney (escort) (ship sunk)
19.04.1943
-
(04?).1945
HMAS Shropshire (cruiser)
...
-
...
...
Marley,
William Miles
W.M. Marley
Married Edna May (née ...).

19.02.1913
Brisbane, Qld.
-
Ord.Sea.
27.01.1941
T/S.Lt.
26.03.1942
T/Lt.
19.02.1943 (reld 17.12.1945)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.06.1944
HM's birthday; MTB 613 [decoration posted]
27.01.1941


joined RANVR, Brisbane, Qld. & served as a rating, being commissioned on the Yachtsmen Scheme
27.01.1941
-
06.02.1941
HMAS Brisbane
07.02.1941
-
21.02.1941
HMAS Cerberus
22.02.1941
-
17.03.1941
HMAS Brisbane
18.03.1941
-
28.05.1941
London Depot RAN
29.05.1941
-
14.07.1941
HMS Collingwood (RN training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
15.07.1941
-
17.08.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
18.08.1941
-
09.12.1941
HMS Montgomery (destroyer) [based at HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
10.12.1941
-
03.05.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
04.05.1942
-
07.06.1942
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (additional; for motor boat course) [also lent to HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (additional; for gunnery course)]
08.06.1942
-
24.07.1942
HM RML 601 (rescue motor launch) [based at HMS St Christopher]
25.07.1942
-
16.08.1942
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)
17.08.1942
-
30.09.1942
HM MGB 615 (motor gun boat) [based at HMS St Christopher]
01.10.1942
-
31.03.1943
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
01.04.1943
-
17.03.1944
HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven)
10.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 613 (motor torpedo boat) *
08.02.1943
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 510 (motor torpedo boat) *
18.03.1944
-
31.03.1944
London Depot RAN / HMAS Cerberus II (for foreign service leave)
28.06.1944


HMAS Moreton (additional)
07.1944


HMAS Rushcutter (additional; for motor launch school)
30.09.1944
-
10.1945
Commanding Officer, HMA ML 807 (motor launch)
10.1945
 
 
HMAS Rushcutter (additional; for HMA GPV 863)
11.1945
-
17.12.1945
HMAS Moreton (additional; for dispersal & release)
* listed as being posted to two boats simultaneously
Mason,
Paul Edward Allen
P.E.A. Mason (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN)

30.04.1901
Sydney, NSW
-
31.12.1972
Greenslopes, Brisbane, Qld.
T/S.Lt. (prob)
17.11.1942
T/Lt.
20.04.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
1944?, seniority 20.04.1943 (reld 20.05.1946)
Lt. (Sp.Br.)
21.05.1946, seniority 20.04.1943
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
31.12.1951 (retd 30.04.1959)

Distinguished Service Cross (United States)

DSC(US)

07.10.1942

?
04.10.1942
-
22.07.1943
HMAS Magnetic (additional; for intelligence duties)
23.07.1943
-
30.09.1943
HMAS Moreton (additional; for special intelligence duties)
05.1944
 
 
HMAS Kuttabul (additional; as Assistant Staff Officer (Intelligence))
08.1944
 
 
HMAS Moreton (additional; for AIB)
08.1945


HMAS Kuttabul (additional; as Assistant Staff Officer (Intelligence))
01.1946
-
20.05.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (additional; for release)
McCutcheon,
Archibald John
A.J. McCutcheon
Son of Oliver Bertram McCutcheon (1872-1931), and Agnes King (?-1941).
Married ...; three children.

10.11.1917
Kew, Vict.
-
1974
Ord.Sea.
03.09.1939 [PM 2372]
AB Sea.
03.12.1939
A/Ldg.Sea.
01.04.1942
T/S.Lt.
02.07.1942
T/Lt.
03.07.1943 (reld 17.11.1945)
03.09.1939


joined RANVR, Port Melbourne
03.09.1939
-
23.03.1941
HMAS Vampire (destroyer)
24.03.1941
-
22.05.1941
London Depot RAN
23.05.1941
-
14.09.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
15.09.1941
-
29.12.1941
HMAS Norman (destroyer)
30.12.1941
-
04.04.1942
London Depot RAN
05.04.1942
-
09.08.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
10.08.1942
-
18.10.1942
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) [lent to HMS Vernon for torpedo course 17.08.1942]
19.10.1942
-
08.08.1943
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 224 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport), from 01.01.1943 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe]
09.08.1943
-
22.09.1943
London Depot RAN
23.09.1943
-
15.12.1943
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) [for passage to Australia per MV Denbighshire & foreign service leave]
16.12.1943
-
02.01.1944
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (for motor launch school)
03.01.1944
-
16.10.1945
First Lieutenant, HMA ML 813 (motor launch)
17.10.1945
-
17.11.1945 HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional; for release)
McInerney,
[the Hon. Sir] Murray Vincent
M.V. McInerney (Photo courtesy of Mrs Caroline Healy)
M.V. McInerney
Son of Patrick McInerney, and Kathleen Ierne Murray.
Married 1st (1939) Manda Alice Franich (died 1973); two sons, five daughters.
Married 2nd (1975) Frances Mary Branagan (née O'Gorman).

11.02.1911
Johannesburg, South Africa
-
23.11.1988
Balwyn, Vict.
T/Paym.S.Lt. (prob)
07.02.1942
T/Paym.S.Lt.
18.05.1942, seniority 07.02.1942
T/Paym.Lt.
18.05.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.01.1943, seniority 18.05.1942 (reld 28.11.1945)

Knight Bachelor

Kt

18.04.1978

judge, Supreme Court of Vict.
Education: Christian Brothers College (Pretoria), Xavier College and Newman College, University of Melbourne (MA, LLM).
Admitted as barrister and solicitor, 1934.
16.02.1942
-
18.07.1942
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional; for Navy Office (Intelligence))
19.07.1942
-
30.09.1942
HMAS Brisbane (RANVR depot, Brisbane) (additional; for GHQ COIC)
01.10.1942
-
21.06.1943
HMAS Moreton (RAN base, Brisbane)
22.06.1943
-
03.01.1944
HMAS Basilisk (RAN base, Port Moresby, New Guinea) (additional; for COIC Advanced Echelon)
04.01.1944
-
06.02.1944
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional)
07.02.1944
-
06.1944
HMAS Ladava (RAN base, Milne Bay, New Guinea) (additional; for intelligence duties in forward area)
06.1944
-
12.1944
HMAS Ladava (RAN base, Milne Bay, New Guinea) (additional; for detached intelligence duties)
12.1944
-
18.02.1945
HMAS Manus [at HMAS Madang (RAN base, Madang, New Guinea)] (additional; for intelligence duty with Comnay base)
19.02.1945
-
10.1945
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional; for Navy Office (Intelligence))
10.1945
-
28.11.1945
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional; for dispersal)
Practised at Victorian Bar, 1935-65; QC 1957. Acting Puisne Judge (1965), then Puisne Judge (1965-1983), Supreme Court of Victoria. Senior Law Tutor at Newman College 1933-1941 and in 1946, Lecturer in Law of Evidence and Civil Procedure 1949-1962 at the University of Melbourne where he was a member of the Law Faculty 1939-1965.
President, Australian Section of Lawasia, 1967-69; Vice-President, Law Council of Australia, 1964-65; Deputy President, Courts Martial Appeals Tribunal, 1958-65. Member, Victorian Bar Council, 1952-65 (Chairman, 1962, 1963). Chairman, Council, State College of Victoria, 1973-81. Melbourne University Full Blue Athletics, and Australian Universities Blue Athletics, 1933; President, Victorian Amateur Athletics Association, 1979-82; Member, Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria.
Morton,
Robert Kerford
R.K. Morton (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Moss)
Son of John Nelson and Katherine Morton.

07.08.1920
Cootamundra, NSW
-
27.09.1963
T/S.Lt. (prob)
09.06.1941
T/S.Lt.
31.12.1941, seniority 09.06.1941
T/Lt.
01.07.1943 (reld 11.02.1946)
Lt.
12.02.1946, seniority 01.07.1943
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1951 (reld 31.03.1958)
09.06.1941


enlisted RANVR, Sydney, NSW
09.06.1941
-
22.06.1941
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
23.06.1941
-
19.07.1941
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional; for course)
20.07.1941
-
06.02.1942
HMAS Rushcutter (anti-submarine training establishment & reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney) (additional; for anti-submarine school)
07.02.1942
-
08.04.1942
London Depot (passage to UK aboard "Capetown Castle")
09.04.1942
-
31.03.1944
HMS Bideford (sloop) [based at HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry), from 01.10.1943 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)]
01.04.1944
-
19.04.1944
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
20.04.1944
-
18.05.1944
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
19.05.1944
-
06.1944
HMS Ashanti (destroyer)
06.1944
-
15.06.1944
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonpirt)
16.06.1944
-
26.11.1944
HMS Ashanti (destroyer)
27.11.1944
-
28.12.1944
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
27.11.1944
-
03.12.1944
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (lent)
04.12.1944
-
28.12.1944
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (lent)
29.12.1944
-
30.10.1945
HMS Ness (frigate)
01.11.1945
-
01.1946
HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
01.1946
-
11.02.1946
discharged, HMAS Rushcutter (anti-submarine training establishment & reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney)
12.02.1946
-
31.03.1958
remained on Permanent RANVR
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne 1952-58 and Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide 1959-62. In 1963 he became Professor of Biochemistry at Adelaide. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1957.
Mould,
John Stuart
J.S. Mould J.S. Mould

21.03.1910
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
-
09.08.1957
Sydney, NSW
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
?
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 02.1943, < 06.1943
T/Lt.Cdr.
? (reld. 15.08.1953)

George Cross

GC
03.11.1942
mine disposal 11.41-06.42
George Medal GM
28.04.1942
mine disposal 05.41
Commendation Comm
27.06.1941
mine disposal
Architect.
20.06.1940
-
08.09.1940
served briefly in Australian Army, but had to leave because of pneumonia
14.09.1940


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
17.05.1941
-
(10.1943)
Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton)
15.08.1953


released [HMAS Sydney]
Chief Architect, New South Wales Housing Commission.
Mushins,
Leslie
L. Mushins
Son of James Frederick Mushins (1890-1922), and Adelina Paynter.
Married (13.09.1944, Sydney, NSW) Joyce Green.

23.07.1921
Sunderland, Durham, UK
-
30.11.1966
Fairfield, Vict.
Ord.Sea.
29.08.1940
AB Sea.
29.05.1941
T/S.Lt.
09.10.1942
T/Lt.
09.04.1945
A/Lt. RAN
11.02.1947, seniority 09.04.1944
Lt. RAN
02.04.1950, seniority 09.04.1944
Lt.Cdr. RAN
09.04.1952 (retd 19.08.1954; continuing illness)

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St
?
-
Pacific Star Pac St
?
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
?
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
?
-
Australia Service Medal 1939-1945 ASM 39|45
?
-
Naval General Service Medal NGSM
?
minesweeping
29.08.1940
 
 
mobilized, RANVR (Sydney)
29.08.1940
-
12.11.1940
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN training establishment & depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (qualified as submarine detector & awaiting passage to UK)
13.11.1940
-
02.02.1941
London Depot RAN (for passage to UK per SS Themistocles)
03.02.1941
-
18.02.1941
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
19.02.1941
-
30.04.1942
HMS Ambuscade (destroyer) (convoy escort duties) [borne on HMS Victory III (accounting base, Wantage), from 01.06.1941 HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship, Iceland), from 01.07.1941 HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
01.05.1942
-
30.06.1942
HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown)
01.07.1942
-
12.07.1942
HMS Ambuscade (destroyer) [borne on HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
13.07.1942
-
30.09.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) (specially selected rating for officer training)
01.10.1942
-
08.10.1942
London Depot RAN
09.10.1942
-
14.11.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
15.11.1942
-
16.11.1942
HMS Pyramus (trawler base, Kirkwall) (for NP trawlers)
17.11.1942
-
07.10.1943
HMS Cape Portland (trawler) (anti-submarine & convoy escort duties) [borne at HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast), from 05.06.1943 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool), from 01.09.1943 HMS Odyssey]
08.10.1943
-
03.02.1944
HMS Lusitania II (RN base, Fayal/Horta, Azores)
04.02.1944
-
02.05.1944
London Depot RAN / HMAS Cerberus II (for passage to Australia & foreign service leave)
03.05.1944
-
04.07.1944
HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
05.07.1944
-
31.10.1944
First Lieutenant & Gunnery Officer, HMAS Allenwood (minesweeper)
01.11.1944
-
13.01.1945
HMAS Penguin (additional; for hydrographic branch, from  20.11.1944-15.12.1944 detached to HMAS Rushcutter for submarine officers' short course and a radar course)]
14.01.1945
-
05.01.1946
Commanding Officer, HMA HDML 1074 & as Assistent Surveyor 4th class
06.01.1946
-
20.09.1946
Assistant to Senior Officer Coastal Craft [HMAS Rushcutter]
21.09.1946
-
14.03.1949
Commanding Officer, HMA GPV 957 (general purpose vessel) [11.02.1947 transferred to RAN] [on 16.01.1948 court-martialled for neglect of duty, resulting in being reprimanded]
15.03.1949
-
20.03.1949
HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
21.03.1949
-
16.07.1949
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (additional; for various courses) **
17.07.1949
-
06.11.1949
HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney, NSW) (additional; for technical courses)
07.11.1949
-
22.01.1951
HMAS Sydney (light aircraft carrier)
23.01.1951
-
07.02.1951
HMAS Reserve (tug)
08.02.1951
-
18.05.1952
Executive Officer, HMAS Cowra (corvette) [tender to HMS Platypus (HQ / accommodation ship, Sydney)]
19.05.1952
-
14.12.1952
staff of Commanding Officer Reserve Ships, Geelong, Vict. [HMAS Burdekin] (for reserve ships Williamstown)
15.12.1952
-
18.08.1954
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Port Melbourne) (additional; for hospitalization since 18.11.1952 with severe poliomyelitis) ***

* date of appointment according to Navy List 11.1944
** (05.1950) still listed as such
*** date of appointment according to Navy List 15.01.1952


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Nicoll,
John Lorimer
J.L. Nicoll
Son of Harry Nicoll.

11.04.1908
Dundee, Scotland
-
T/Lt.
18.11.1941 (reld 09.08.1946)

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
11.05.1943
rescue work when ship sank Atlantic 08.02.43
18.08.1941


joined RANVR, Fremantle
02.11.1942
-
08.02.1943
HMS Bredon (armed trawler) (sunk by U-boat in north Atlantic)
04.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Samuel Benbow (minesweeper)
16.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Kalgoorlie (minesweeper)
09.08.1946


released [HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome)]
Nutt,
Harold Norman
H.N. Nutt
Son of Harold Gascoigne Nutt and Florence Mary Nutt, of Seaview, Isle of Wight.
(12?.)1906
Isle of Wight
-
28.12.1942
[age 36]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 77, column 1]
T/S.Lt.
01.09.1940
T/Lt.
?
27.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Vimy (destroyer)
17.06.1941
-
28.12.1942
HMS Vanoc (destroyer)
       

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Osborne,
Frederick Meares
J.B.J. Osborne
Married (1944) Elizabeth Drake; two sons, two daughters.


20.01.1909
Sydney, NSW
-
23.07.1996
Sydney, NSW
Prob. S.Lt.
16.02.1939
S.Lt.
02.05.1940, seniority 16.02.1939
Lt.
05.03.1940 *
30.03.1944, seniority 05.09.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
31.01.1943 (reld 03.10.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1947
Cdr.
30.06.1955 (retd 20.01.1967)
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
?
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
16.08.1940
bravery & devotion, HM Trawlers, coast of Norway
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.09.1945
27.09.1945
distinguished service in HMS Vanquisher
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
09.02.1952
?

* 30.01.1942 qualified officer

Education: North Sydney High School, Sydney Church of England Grammar School and St Andrew’s College, University of Sydney (BA (Laws))
Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1934.
20.03.1939
-
02.03.1939
HMAS Penguin (additional) (for 13 days' training at anti-submarine school)
05.06.1939
-
18.06.1939
HMAS Penguin (additional) (for 13 days' training at anti-submarine school)
27.09.1939


mobilized RANVR, Sydney, NSW
27.09.1939
-
09.01.1940
HMAS Penguin II (additional) (for anti-submarine school)
10.01.1940
-
20.02.1940
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional) (for passage to England on SS Oracles)
21.02.1940
-
04.03.1940
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
05.03.1940
-
12.09.1940
HMS St Loman (trawler) [based at HMS Bacchante 01.07-31.07.1940 & HMS Caroline 01.08.1940-12.09.1940]
13.09.1940


13.09.1940
10.10.1941
-


-
-
28.02.1943


09.10.1941
28.02.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Gentian (corvette) [based at Drake IV 13.09-31.10.1940 & HMS Eaglet 01.11.1940-28.02.1943]
First Lieutenant
Commanding Officer 
01.03.1943
-
01.11.1943
HMS Eaglet
02.11.1943
-
10.11.1943
HMS Victory IV (RN base, Portsmouth)
11.11.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vanquisher (destroyer)
25.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Peacock (sloop)
01.07.1945
-
31.01.1946
HMS Eaglet
01.02.1946
-
30.06.1946
temporarily demobilised for 6 months to undergo post-graduate course legal study
01.07.1946
-
27.08.1946
HMAS Shropshire (additional) (for passage to Australia)
28.08.1946
-
15.09.1946
HMAS Penguin (additional)
16.09.1946
-
03.10.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (discharged)
30.01.1950
-
12.02.1950
HMAS Tobruk (additional) (for 14 days continuous training)
04.10.1953
-
22.10.1953
HMAS Vengeance (additional) (for 18 days continuous training)
17.05.1955
-
31.05.1955
HMAS Arunta (additional), 19.05.1955 HMAS Melville (additional on joining)
Parliamentarian, solicitor and businessman (retired 1984). In 1949 elected to the Commonwealth Parliament as the Member for Evans and served as the Minister for Customs and Excise (1956), Minister for Air (1956 to 1960) and Minister for Repatriation (1960 to 1961).
Osborne,
James Bedford Jeffries
J.B.J. Osborne

07.09.1908
Sydney, NSW
-
17.01.1984
Bowylle
Prob. Lt.
01.09.1939
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1947 (reld 25.02.1954)

Mention in Despatches

MID
27.03.1945
19.04.1945
skill, determination & courage, Leyte Gulf
Mention in Despatches MID
01.05.1945
11.05.1945
gallantry, skill & devotion, assault operations Lingayen Gulf (Operation Mike I)
10.11.1939


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
(04.1940)


Base Staff Sydney
(02.1941)


lent to RN
03.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMAS Shropshire (cruiser)
25.02.1954


discharged, HMAS Penguin
       

 
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Packer,
Jack Watson
J.W. Packer

06.09.1914
Lindfield, NSW
-
T/Lt.
20.11.1942 (reld 07.12.1945)
14.09.1940


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
03.05.1942
-
(06.1943)
First Lieutenant (?), HM MTB 334 (motor torpedo boat)
07.12.1945


released [HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)]
Park,
Reid Gavin
R.G. Park
Son of Gavin Fairbairn Park, from Maylands, South Australia.

18.08.1921
Adelaide
-
16.03.1944
(MIA) [age 22]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 93, column 1]
Ord.Sea.
20.11.1941 [PA/V/41]
T/S.Lt.
01.01.1943
Electrical engineering trainee.
06.10.1941


enlisted at Kensington, South Australia for Army service [Army No. S40371]
20.11.1941


changed to RANVR, Port Adelaide
20.11.1941
-
07.12.1941
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
07.12.1941
-
11.02.1942
London Depot RAN (passage to UK in "Largs Bay")
12.02.1942
-
12.04.1942
HMS Collingwood (RN training establishment, Fareham, near Portsmouth)
13.04.1942
-
04.06.1942
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
05.06.1942
-
11.10.1942
HMS Middleton (escort destroyer) [based at HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship, Scapa Flow)]
12.10.1942
-
31.12.1942
London Depot RAN
01.01.1943
-
07.02.1943
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
08.02.1943
-
04.04.1943
HMS St. Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
05.04.1943
-
09.11.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 116 (motor torpedo boat) [based at HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
10.11.1943
-
23.01.1944
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 417 (motor torpedo boat) [based at HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
24.01.1944
-
29.02.1944
HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for 2nd MTB Flotilla)
01.03.1944
-
16.03.1944
HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate) (for coastal forces) ("missing on active service; death presumed to have occurred 16.3.44" *)
* "Admiralty states next of kin may be informed that casualty occurred on night of 15/16 March 44 when light coastal forces of the RN were engaged in an extremely gallant action in the Straits of Dover in the course of which this officers' ship came under the concentrated fire of enemy force and must be considered to have been lost." Only traceable loss for that day is MTB 417, so it's possible he was aboard his "old" boat for this action.
Piper,
George Benjamin
"Peter"
G.B. Piper
Married (1930s?, All Saints Church in Howick, Auckland, New Zealand) Marion Irene "Treve" Hawkins.

25.05.1907
Steyning, Sussex
-
c. 1988
Melbourne
T/S.Lt. (prob)
23.02.1942
T/S.Lt.
19.12.1942, seniority 23.02.1942
T/Lt.
19.12.1942 (reld 14.12.1945)



Petty Officer, RNVR, Auckland, New Zealand



Chief Petty Officer, Fijian Naval Defence Force
24.02.1942
-
06.03.1942
joined RANVR at HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (on yachtsmen scheme) (addtional; for course)
07.03.1942
-
01.04.1942
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional; for course)
02.04.1942
-
02.05.1942
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional)
03.05.1942
-
29.05.1942
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional; for course)
30.05.1942
-
25.07.1942
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (addtional; for anti-submarine school [Fairmile course])
26.07.1942
-
20.08.1942
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional; for course)
21.08.1942
-
13.09.1942
HMAS Melville (RAN base, Darwin, Northern Territory) (additional)
14.09.1942
-
12.02.1943
HMAS Vigilant (based at HMAS Melville (RAN base, Darwin, Northern Territory), from 26.09.1942 HMAS Platypus (RAN submarine depot ship, Darwin), from 23.12.1942 HMAS Melville (RAN base, Darwin, Northern Territory))
13.02.1943
-
17.02.1943
HMAS Melville (RAN base, Darwin, Northern Territory)
18.02.1943
-
10.04.1944
HMAS Kianga (minesweeper) (based at HMAS Moreton (RAN base, Brisbane))
11.04.1944
-
10.1944
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (for NRD Williamstown)
10.1944
-
17.08.1945
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (for New Entry School)
18.08.1945
-
22.11.1945
HMAS Manoora (landing ship, infantry)
23.11.1945
-
14.12.1945
discharged from HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional)
Had a very distinguished career with Shell Oil after the war.

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Reid,
Howard Dudley
H.D. Reid
Son of ... and Alice Maud Reid.
Married 1st.
Married 2nd (1952) Margaret Anne.

16.06.1908
Wellington, NZ
-
?

Prob. S.Lt.
01.09.1940
S.Lt.
26.06.1941, seniority 01.09.1940
Lt.
26.06.1941, seniority 14.12.1940
A/Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1944 (reld 09.04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1948 (retd 16.06.1966)

George Medal

GM
27.06.1941
courage, initiative & devotion at duty at mine disposal [investiture 29.07.41]
George Medal GM
09.06.1942
for rendering safe enemy mines buried underground in various locations in England [investiture 17.11.42]
14.09.1940


joined RANVR as part of the Yachtsmen Scheme
14.09.1940
-
28.10.1940
HMAS Rushcutter & London Depot RAN (additional; for passage to UK per "Strathnaver")
29.10.1940
-
24.11.1940
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
25.11.1940
-
26.10.1941
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
27.10.1941
-
05.11.1941
HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory)
06.12.1941
-
30.04.1942
HMS Southern Prince (auxiliary minelayer)
01.05.1942
-
09.01.1943
HMS Wallflower [based at HMS Pembroke, from 19.06.1942 at HMS Ferret]
10.01.1943
-
(10.)1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Coltsfoot [based at HMS Ferret, from 01.08.1943 at HMS Nile]
29.11.1944
-
12.08.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Spiraea (corvette)
13.08.1945
-
12.01.1946
HMAS Cerberus II
13.01.1946
-
20.02.1946
HMAS Penguin
21.02.1946
-
09.04.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (additional)
03.08.1953


HMAS Albatross (additional; fot two weeks TTC)
02.05.1955


HMAS Sydney (additional; for training)
Rhodes,
Ian Desmond [Laurie]
I.D. Rhodes (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden RAN) I.D. Rhodes (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden RAN)
I.D. Rhodes I.D. Rhodes

19.08.1912
Ongaonga, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
-
03.01.1967
Fairfield, Melbourne, Vict.
Ord.Sea.
17.09.1940
AB Sea.
17.09.1941
T/S.Lt. (prob)
22.01.1942
T/S.Lt.
10.1942, seniority 22.01.1942
T/Lt.
10.1942, seniority 18.08.1942 (reld 26.04.1946)

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Navy)

CGM
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete [investiture 24.02.42]
17.09.1940


joined RANVR (yachtsman scheme)
17.09.1940
-
28.10.1940
London Depot RAN
29.10.1940
-
22.01.1941
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
23.01.1941
-
31.03.1941
HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport)
01.04.1941
-
23.05.1941
HMS Kashmir (destroyer)
24.05.1941
-
15.02.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
16.02.1942
-
09.04.1942
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
10.04.1942
-
26.01.1943
HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
27.01.1943
-
22.03.1943
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
23.03.1943
-
30.06.1944
HMAS Shropshire (cruiser)
03.07.1944
-
21.08.1944
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional)
22.08.1944
-
10.1944
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Sydney, NSW) (additional; for depot duties)
10.1944
-
29.12.1944
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Sydney, NSW) (additional; for passage to UK)
30.12.1944
-
22.02.1945
HMS Mount Stewart (Mobile Flotation Unit Base, Teignmouth)
23.02.1945
-
09.1945
HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)
09.1945
-
17.12.1945
HMS Beaconsfield (additional; for SRD [= Specialist Radar Duties?]) (base, Port Melbourne)
18.12.1945
-
26.04.1946
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional; for discharge)



operated also for Special Operations Executive (SOE) at some point
Farmer & company director, Victoria.
Roberts,
Hector William Henry
H.W.H. Roberts
Son of George Henry and Elizabeth Ellen Roberts.
Married Elva Roberts, of Ballina, New South Wales, Australia; one son.

04.05.1921
Casino, NSW
-
19.11.1945
(illness, 42 NO US General Hospital)
[Yokohama War Cemetery, Australian section, E.C.10]
Ord.Sea.
09.06.1941 [BV/37]
T/S.Lt. 
04.09.1942
T/Lt.
01.02.1944
09.06.1941
-
18.06.1941
HMAS Brisbane (RANVR depot, Brisbane)
19.06.1941
-
06.08.1941
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
07.08.1941
-
17.10.1941
London Depot RAN
18.10.1941
-
17.12.1941
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
18.12.1941
-
26.01.1942
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
27.01.1942
-
26.05.1942
HMS Bulldog (destroyer) (tender to HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock))
27.05.1942
-
11.10.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
12.10.1942
-
08.11.1942
HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown)
09.11.1942
-
31.05.1943
HMS Cygnet (sloop) (tender to HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool), from 17.11.1942 HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonoderry), from 01.03.1943 again HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool))
01.06.1943
-
31.03.1944
HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
01.10.1944
-
?
HMAS Moreton (base staff, Brisbane) (additional)
21.05.1945
-
19.11.1945
HMAS Nepal (destroyer) [from 22.10.1945 HMS Nepal]
Ruttle,
Ernest Edward
E.E. Ruttle E.E. Ruttle
Married Rosalind A. ...

08.08.1906
Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada
-
T/S.Lt. (prob) 24.03.1941
T/Lt. 24.06.1941 (reld 15.03.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (civil division) MBE 11.12.1945
04.01.1946
wind up Europe 45 [presented by Lieutenant-Governor of Western Australia at Government House, Perth 03.01.47]
24.03.1941 - 06.04.1941 HMAS Leeuwin
07.04.1941 - 25.04.1941 HMAS Cerberus
26.04.1941 - 06.06.1941 London Depot RAN
07.06.1941 - 03.08.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
04.08.1941 - 02.1944 Admiralty [HMS President]
02.1944 - 25.12.1944 Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton)
26.12.1944 - 11.01.1945 HMS Conidaw (yacht)
12.01.1945 - 21.08.1945 Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton, from 06.1945 Portsmouth)
22.08.1945 - 22.11.1945 temporarily demobilised in UK to undertake a postgraduate course in dentistry
Rycroft,
Arthur John
A.J. Rycroft

Son of Edmund Hugh Rycroft, and Winifred Edith Fanshawe.

23.10.1905
Winchester, UK
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
21.08.1942 (reld 09.10.1945)
22.05.1942


joined RANVR; Port Melbourne
(1942)


Hydrographic Section, Allied Geographical Section, Brisbane
01.04.1945
-
09.10.1945
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
09.10.1945


released
Ryder,
John Stuart
J.S. Ryder

Son of John Frederick and Florence Agnes Ryder; husband of Jean Brenda Ryder, of Clayfield, Queensland, Australia.

09.11.1920
Brisbane, Qld.
-
17.10.1943
[age 22]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 84, column 2]
T/S.Lt. (prob)
09.06.1941
T/S/Lt.
07.02.1942, seniority 09.06.1941
Education: Church of England Grammar School Brisbane (1935-1937); University of Queensland – Medical Student
09.06.1941


joined RANVR at Sydney
09.06.1941
-
22.06.1941
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
22.06.1941
-
19.07.1941
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
20.07.1941
-
06.02.1942
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
07.02.1942
-
08.04.1942
London Depot RAN (passage to UK in "Capetown Castle", 02.1942)
09.04.1942
-
28.04.1942
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Clyde)
29.04.1942
-
30.06.1942
HMS Dunluce Castle (accommodation ship, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
01.07.1942
-
20.12.1942
HMS Proserpine (minesweepers & anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
21.12.1942
-
06.02.1943
HMS Victory IV (accounting section, Petersfield)
07.02.1943
-
02.05.1943
HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth)
03.05.1943
-
17.10.1943
HMS Trooper (submarine) [based at HMS Medway (submarine depot ship)] (ship failed to return from a patrol in the Mediterranean; presumed lost on German mines around Leros)

  
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Sanders,
Robert William
R.W. Sanders

02.04.1917
Adelaide, SA
-

T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
18.12.1942 (reld 14.12.1945)
21.10.1940


joined RANVR, Port Adelaide
17.04.1942
-
(02.1943)
HMS Hornet (for MTBs):
06.1942
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 93 (motor torpedo boat)
(02.1943)
-
(02.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 206 (motor torpedo boat)
15.11.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 252 (motor torpedo boat)
10.05.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mylodon (Combined Operations base, Lowestoft)
14.12.1945


released [HMAS Torrens]
Saunders,
Richard Frederick "Dick"
R.F. Saunders

11.03.1919
London, UK
-
13.12.1945
(KIA) [age 26]
[Ambon War Cemetery]

T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
14.09.1942

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
31.03.1942
attack battle cruisers Dover 12.02.42
29.08.1939


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
(02.1942)
-
(02.1942)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 44 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Wasp]
01.03.1942
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 35 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Wasp]
(07.1945)


HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome)
06.07.1945
-

Commanding Officer, HMAS Nyanie

-
13.12.1945
HMAS Platypus [or HMAS Gilolo ?]
Scales,
[Prof.] Derek Percival
D.P. Scales
Son of Percival Edward Scales, and Florence M. Waters.
From Bexley, NSW.

03.07.1921
Depwade district, Norfolk / Suffolk
-
28.08.2004
T/Paym.S.Lt.
22.06.1942, seniority 12.06.1942
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.01.1943, seniority 12.06.1942
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
03.04.1944-11.06.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
15.06.1944 (reld 31.01.1946)
22.06.1942


joined RANVR
23.06.1942
-
31.12.1942
HMAS Penguin (Staff of RAICS Cyphers)
01.01.1943
-
31.12.1943
HMAS Kuttabul (from 24.05.1943 Assistant to CBO, from 21.06.1943 Australian Naval Liaison Officer (ANLO), "Le Triomphant" (large destroyer))
1944
-
1944/45?
British Naval Liaison Officer (BNLO), "Le Triomphant" (large detroyer)
15.03.1945

07.06.1945 
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
08.06.1945
-
12.07.1945
on staff of Principal British Naval Liaison Officer to Allied Navies [HMS President]
13.07.1945

05.10.1945 
HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC) [sailed per SS Matsonia from San Franciso to Brisbane, 06.10.1945]
24.10.1945
-
27.11.1945
HMAS Penguin (additional)
28.11.1945
-
01.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (Rehabilitation Staff)
01.1946
-
31.01.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (additional; for demobilization)
He was born in England and came to Australia at the age of four. Having been an outstanding student of languages (first place in French in the state of NSW at the Leaving Certificate of 1937, an Exhibitioner at the University of Sydney in 1938, a medallist and prize-winner in 1942), he became in 1953 the first professor of French and head of the Department of Modern Languages at the then Canberra University College. In the meantime, he spent the years 1942-46 in the Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve, completed a doctorate at the Sorbonne (1950) and lectured in French at the University of Birmingham for two years. From 1960, once the college had become the School of General Studies (later the Faculties) of the Australian National University, he continued in both positions (till 1983).
Secker,
Charles Archibald
C.A. Secker
Son of Archibald and Gertrude Secker.
Married ((09?).1930, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Constance Edith Thomas.
Residence at time of death: Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia.

19.04.1909
Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
02.04.1943
(MPK) [age 33]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 84, column 2]
T/S.Lt.
29.10.1940
T/Lt.
10.02.1941
31.12.1941, seniority 28.01.1941
16.02.1943, seniority 28.07.1941
Certified accountant (London).
29.10.1940


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW (yachtsmen scheme)
29.10.1940
-
10.11.1940
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
11.11.1940
-
23.11.1940
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.) (additional; for course)
24.11.1940
-
09.12.1940
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
10.12.1940
-
09.02.1941
London Depot RAN (for passage to UK per "Largs Bay")
10.02.1941
-
17.03.1941
HMS KIng Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
18.03.1941
-
23.09.1941
HMS President (Admiralty; for duty outside Admiralty with Director of Torpedoes and Mining)
24.09.1941
-
28.02.1942
HMS Cape Sable (special service vessel)
29.02.1942
-
03.05.1942
HMS Victory IV (accounting section, Portsmouth) (additional; for duty at Stockheath Camp)
04.05.1942
-
31.05.1942
HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield, Hampshire) (for long signals course [withdrawn from course])
01.06.1942
-
05.06.1942
HMS Victory IV (accounting section, Portsmouth)
06.06.1942
-
30.06.1942
HMS Sakara (submarine depot ship) [based at HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull)]
01.07.1942
-
12.07.1942
HMS Victory IV (accounting section, Portsmouth)
13.07.1942
-
15.09.1942
HMS President (Admiralty; for duty with Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal)
16.09.1942
-
06.02.1943
HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary) (for BP Unit J2)
[06.02.1943 disciplinary court at Inverary - 3 charges of being absent from place of duty; forfeit 6 months seniority, dismissed ship & severe reprimand]
07.02.1943
-
02.04.1943
London Depot RAN (for passage to Australia per MV Melbourne Star; missing, presumed killed when ship was lost due to enemy action in the Atlantic Ocean)
Shakespeare,
Warwick
W. Shakespeare (Photo courtsey of Mr Ian Shakespeare)
Married Elizabeth ...; three sons.

29.04.1913
Neath, NSW
-
03.12.1964
Ord.Sea.
 ? [S/V36]
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
22.01.1943 (reld 14.12.1945)
21.10.1940


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
21.10.1940
-
02.11.1940
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
03.11.1940
-
14.11.1940
HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Williamstown, Victoria)
14.11.1940
-
09.12.1940
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
19.12.1940
-
09.02.1941
London Depot RAN
10.02.1941
-
18.05.1941
HMS Collingwood (RN training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
19.05.1941
-
26.08.1941
HMS Cossack (destroyer)
27.08.1941
-
26.10.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
27.10.1941
-
22.02.1942
HMS King Alfred (RN training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
23.02.1942
-
05.03.1942
HMS President (Admiralty)
06.03.1942
-
05.04.1942
HMS King Alfred (RN training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
06.04.1942
-
18.04.1942
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)
19.04.1942
-
04.06.1942
HM LCT 25 (landing craft, tank)
05.06.1942
-
22.08.1942
HM LCT 383 (landing craft, tank)
23.08.1942
-
07.09.1942
Commanding Officer, HM LCT 346 (landing craft, tank)
08.09.1942
-
07.10.1942
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
08.10.1942
-
30.11.1942
HMS Paris (RN independent base for small craft, Plymouth)
01.12.1942
-
16.12.1942
HMS Western Isles (RN work up base, Tobermory)
17.12.1942
-
28.12.1942
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
29.12.1942
-
08.02.1944
HMS Cilicia (armed merchant cruiser)
09.02.1944
-
21.08.1944
HMS Reaper (escort carrier)
22.08.1944
-
17.10.1944
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
18.10.1944
-
09.06.1945
HMS Arbiter (escort carrier)
15.06.1945


HMAS Penguin (RAN depot ship, Sydney, NSW)
14.12.1945


released [HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)]
Smith,
Arnold Beverley
A.B. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Beverley Smith)
Son of Thomas Beverley Smith and Isabel Smith.
Husband of Bessie Isabel Beverley Smith, of Blackheath; two sons, two daughters.

27.07.1901
Toronto, Ont., Canada
-
25.09.1946
Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW
[age 45]
[Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, NSW, Forces Memorial Wall, Niche 49SA]
Lt. 01.11.1933
Lt.Cdr. 30.06.1942 (retd 15.05.1945)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Australian Service Medal Aus SM - & Returned from Active Service Badge
01.11.1933     appointed to RANVR
20.02.1939     HMAS Penguin (RAN depot ship, Sydney, NSW) (additional; for 26 days' training at anti-submarine school)
03.09.1939 - 03.03.1940 HMAS Swan (escort vessel) (additional) (temporary)
04.03.1940 - 31.07.1940 HMAS Penguin II (RAN depot, Balmoral, Sydney, NSW) (for anti-submarine school)
01.08.1940   22.09.1940 HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (for anti-submarine school; amending terms)
23.09.1940 - 05.12.1940 HMAS Penguin (RAN depot ship, Sydney, NSW)
06.12.1940 - 19.02.1941 HMAS Penguin (RAN depot ship, Sydney, NSW) (for HMAS Bathhurst (on commissioning))
20.02.1941 - 07.04.1941 HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
08.04.1941 - 25.05.1941 HMAS Platypus (RAN depot ship, Darwin) (for passage to HMAS Melville)
26.05.1941 - ? HMAS Melville (RAN base, Darwin, Northern Territory) (EDO & Officer Commanding Indicator Loop Station)
? - ? HMAS Melville (RAN base, Darwin, Northern Territory) (PWSS & EDO; amending terms)
? - 14.01.1943 HMAS Melville (RAN base, Darwin, Northern Territory) (PWSS & EDO & PA/SO; amending terms)
15.01.1943 - 19.02.1943 HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (additional; seaward defences)
20.02.1943 - 16.06.1943 HMAS Kuttabul (RAN depot, Garden Island, Sydney, NSW) (for HMAS Bangalow (loop laying vessel))
17.06.1943 - 26.07.1943 HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
27.07.1943     HMAS Basilisk (RAN base, Pt Moresby, New Guinea) (EDO & Officer-in-Charge Seaward Defences)
18.05.1944     HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
07.1944     HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (additional; for passage)
05.07.1944     HMAS Launceston (corvette)
20.02.1945 - 14.05.1945 HMAS Penguin (RAN depot ship, Sydney, NSW) (additional; discharged due to disability [chronic rheumatic endocarditis with hypertension])
15.05.1945     transferred to retired list
Syme,
Hugh Randall
H.R. Syme H.R. Syme

28.02.1903
Melbourne, Vict.
-
07.11.1965
Melbourne, Vict.
Lt.
17.12.1940 (reld 08.02.1944)

George Cross

GC
03.08.1943
mine disposal 19.05.41-25.12.42
George Medal GM
27.06.1941
mine disposal Manchester 12.40
George Medal GM
09.06.1942
mine disposal Primrose Hill, St. John's Wood, London 20.04.41
17.09.1940


joined RNVR, Williamstown
21.04.1941
-
25.12.1942
Enemy Mining Section, Mining Department, HMS Vernon
1943


returned to Australia
12.04.1943
-
08.02.1944
mine clearing section, HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)
08.02.1944


released [HMAS Cerberus (RAN base & training establishment, Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Vict.)]
General manager and director of David Syme and Co. Ltd. (newspaper "Age"); president of the Australian Newspapers Council, and chairman of the Newspaper Proprietors' Association of Melbourne.

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Toulouse,
John Ernest Albert
J.E.A. Toulouse (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jeanette McGill)  
Married Patience Helen Toulouse.

30.06.1918
Torquay, UK
-
09.04.1982
Exeter, Austr.
Ord.Sea.
08.01.1940 [S/3835]
AB Sea.
01.02.1940
Prov. T/S.Lt.
20.05.1940
T/Lt.
20.11.1942 (demobilized 26.11.1945) (remobilized 16.08.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1951
22.05.1940
-
31.07.1940
HMAS Penguin II
01.08.1940
-
12.01.1941
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment & reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
13.01.1941
-
10.03.1941
London Depot RAN
11.03.1941
-
10.04.1941
HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
11.04.1941
-
30.06.1941
HMS Beaver II (RN base, Immingham)
01.07.1941
-
02.11.1941
HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull)
03.11.1941
-
28.11.1941
HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)
29.11.1941
-
30.06.1942
HMS Dunluce Castle (depot ship)
01.07.1942
-
31.08.1942
HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
01.09.1942
-
14.09.1942
HMS Inchmarnock (minesweeping trawler) [based at HMS Fortitude]
15.09.1942
-
21.10.1942
London Depot RAN 
22.10.1942
-
03.11.1942
HMS Gweal (minesweeping trawler) [based at HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull)]
04.11.1942
-
26.05.1943
HMS Gweal (minesweeping trawler) [based at HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)]
27.05.1943
-
04.12.1943
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine training establishment, Dunoon) (in lieu of specialist anti-submarine officer)
05.12.1943
-
29.12.1943
HMS Ready (minesweeper) [based at HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)]
30.12.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Rinaldo (minesweeper) [based at HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
1944
-
1944
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine training establishment, Dunoon)
1944
-
03.12.1944
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
04.12.1944
-
01.01.1945
HMAS Penguin (RAN depot ship, Sydney, NSW)
02.01.1945
-
11.04.1945
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment & reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
12.04.1945
-
18.11.1945
HMAS Penguin (RAN depot ship, Sydney, NSW)
18.011.1945
-
26.11.1945
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment & reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
16.08.1946
-
28.08.1946
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment & reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
29.08.1946
-
21.11.1946
HMAS Melville
22.11.1946
-
30.11.1946
HMAS MSL 708
01.12.1946
-
03.01.1958
HMAS Melville (and for Tug DT 931, 06.01.1947-30.12.1951)
04.01.1958
-
06.02.1958
HMAS Penguin (RAN depot ship, Sydney, NSW)
07.02.1958
-

HMAS Moreton
Trist,
Pendarves Vyvyan Warren
P.V.W. Trist
Married 1st (10.02.1928) Ruby Enid Foote (18.11.1906-23.11.1936), daughter of Charles William Allen Foote and Dorinda Adelaide Keenan; one son.
Married 2nd Gladys Edna Moore (1905-).

15.02.1903
Newquay, Cornwall, UK
-
02.07.1955
Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, Vict.
[his ashes were spread on the waters of Moreton Bay (off Brisbane, QLD) in 1985]
T/S.Lt. 24.02.1941
T/Lt. 08.08.1941, seniority 26.05.1941 (reld 04.09.1946)
Lt. 05.09.1946, seniority 26.05.1941
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 25.08.1952, seniority 26.05.1941
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 31.12.1952
Ambulance officer, Brisbane, Qld.
24.02.1941 - 09.03.1941 joined RANVR, HMAS Brisbane (additional) [yachtsmen scheme]
10.03.1941 - 22.03.1941 HMAS Cerberus (additional; for course)
23.03.1941 - 08.04.1941 HMAS Brisbane (additional)
09.04.1941 - 07.08.1941 London Depot RAN )passage to UK in "US 10")
08.08.1941 - 19.10.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
20.10.1941 - 26.10.1941 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
27.10.1941 - 05.12.1941 HMS Lochinvar (minesweeper base, Port Edgar) (additional; for minesweeping course)
06.12.1941 - 31.12.1941 HMS Claverhouse II (minesweeper base, Granton)
01.01.1942 - 31.03.1942 HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith)
01.04.1942 - 16.06.1942 HMS Ryde (paddle steam minesweeper) (additional) [based at HMS Pembroke (RN base, chatham)]
17.06.1942 - 20.07.1942 HMS Miranda (minesweeping trawler) [based at HMS Watchful (minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth)]
21.07.1942 - 06.07.1943 HMS Magnolia (minesweeping trawler) [based at HMS Skirmisher (RN base, Milford Haven), from 18.10.1942 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
07.07.1943 - 24.07.1943 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
25.07.1943 - 20.10.1943 HMAS Moreton (additional; passage to Australia per m.v. "Australia Star" 05.08.1943)
21.10.1943 - 15.02.1944 HMAS Whyalla (minesweeper)
16.02.1944 - 11.08.1944 HMAS Gladstone (minesweeper)
12.08.1944 - 04.09.1946 HMAS Moreton (additional; in charge of Base Motor Transport)
27.04.1951 - 02.07.1955 HMAS Moreton (additional), then HMAS Lonsdale II
Turner,
Allan William
A.W. Turner (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom P. Jordan)
A.W. Turner (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom P. Jordan)
Married Nancy Jean Turner.

02.03.1922
Sydney, NSW
-
10.2000
Ord.Sea.
31.10.1940 [S.4737]
AB Sea.
21.10.1941
A/S.Lt.
17.07.1942
S.Lt.
01.10.1943, seniority 02.03.1943
Lt.
17.01.1945 (reld 20.11.1945)
Lt. (SP)
22.06.1954, seniority 17.01.1945
31.10.1940
-
03.02.1941
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment & reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) [HMAS Kybra, 02.12.1940-06.12.1940]
04.02.1941
-
26.04.1941
London Depot RAN [HMAS Cerberus II]
27.04.1941
-
01.05.1941
HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth)
02.05.1941
-
21.08.1941
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
22.08.1941
-
01.03.1942
HMS Montgomery (destroyer) [based at HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool), from 01.09.1941 at HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
02.03.1942
-
17.04.1942
HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth)
18.04.1942
-
06.09.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
07.09.1942
-
07.10.1942
HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown)
08.10.1942
-
20.10.1942
HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull)
21.10.1942
-
31.07.1943
HMS Scalpay (minesweeping trawler) [based at HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)]
01.08.1943
-
04.03.1944
HMS Paris (RN independent base for small craft, Plymouth)
05.03.1944
-
24.03.1944
London Depot RAN [HMAS Cerberus II]
25.03.1944
-
07.02.1945
HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney, NSW)
08.02.1945
-
(11?).1945
HMAS Swan (sloop)
       

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Wadds,
Harry Frederick
H.F. Wadds

12.05.1915
Walcha, NSW
-
T/Lt.
09.10.1942 (reld 03.12.1945)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
24.08.1943
Operation Childhood (Tripoli, 27.01.43)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.12.1943
attack Italian cruiser 16.07.43
14.09.1940


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
15.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer (?), HM MTB 260 (motor torpedo boat)
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 803 (motor launch)
03.12.1945


released [HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)]
Wallach,
Cecil William
"Bill"
C.W. Wallach

25.03.1907
Caulfield, Vict.
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1941 (reld 03.12.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.05.1942
St. Nazaire raid 28.03.42
Medal of the Order of Australia OAM
01.2003
service to the community RUSI Victoria
Education: Scotch College, Hawthorn, Vict. (1920-1924)
06.01.1941


joined RANVR, Williamstown
27.10.1941 
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HM ML 270 (motor launch)
17.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 110 (motor launch)
03.12.1946


released [HMAS Gladstone]
Worked in T&G Insurance.
Wallis,
Norman Bryan Hamilton
N.B.H. Wallis

20.11.1909
Melbourne, Vict.
-
27.09.1984
Mosman
T/Lt.
23.12.1940 (reld 23.04.1945)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.05.1942
St. Nazaire raid 28.03.42
03.10.1940


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
(02.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM ML 307 (motor launch)
09.1943
-
10.1944?
Commanding Officer, HM ML 823 (motor launch)
10.1944?
-
04.1945?
Commanding Officer, HM ML 817 (motor launch)
23.04.1945


released [HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)]
Wilkins,
Kenneth James Hilton
K.J.H. Wilkins

25.09.1915
Sydney, NSW
-
17.12.1980
Mona Vale
S.Lt.
04.03.1940, seniority 16.02.1939
Lt.
06.02.1941 (reld 09.09.1945)
04.03.1940


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
(04.1940)
-
(02.1941)
no posting listed
03.02.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Pennywort (corvette)
16.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Kildary (escort)
09.09.1945


released [London Depot]
Wood,
John David Crafer
J.D.C. Wood

01.11.1915
Adelaide, SA
-
T/Lt.
01.01.1943 (reld 11.01.1946)
12.08.1940


enlisted Australian Army, Torrens Hall, SA
21.10.1940


joined RANVR, Port Adelaide
01.04.1942
-
(06.1943)
Third Officer (?), HM MTB 334 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Benbow]
12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Laura Bada
12.1945
-
01.1946
Commanding Officer, GPV 964 (general purpose vessel)
11.01.1946


released [HMAS Torrens]
Wood,
William Alexander
"Bill"
W.A. Wood (Photo courtesy of Mr Sandy Christie)

13.01.1918
Boness, Lothian
-
T/S.Lt. 21.08.1941
T/Lt. 13.01.1943 (reld 27.11.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
... - ... ...
22.12.1944 - (04.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Holmes (frigate) (despatches)
29.08.1945 - late 1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Cotton (frigate)
Wright,
Malcolm Hugh
M.H. Wright (Photo courtesy of Mr Ken Wright)
Son of Joseph Clarks Wright, a traveling salesman.
Married Grace Wright (predeceased him); children.

21.12.1913 *
Bendigo, Vict.
-
27.10.1998
Sydney, NSW

* according to naval records; other sources suggests born 1912 in Melbourne
T/S.Lt.
10.11.1941
T/A/Lt.
10.11.1942
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.01.1943, seniority 10.11.1942 (reld 13.11.1945) 
Lt. (Sp.Br.)
1948, to date 14.11.1945, seniority 10.11.1942
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
31.12.1950

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
27.06.1944
20.07.1944
great daring and enterprise on coastwatching duty in New Britain 42-43 [decoration presented by Governor of Queensland at Brisbane 08.03.46]
Education: Toowoomba Grammar School.
Colonial Officer, Kiap (patrol officer).
1939
 
 
joined RANVR
10.11.1941
-
20.11.1941
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN training establishment & reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney)
21.11.1941
-
09.01.1942
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.)
10.01.1942
-
29.05.1942
HMAS Rushcutter (RAN training establishment & reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney)
30.05.1942
-
30.09.1942
HMAS Brisbane (RANVR depot, Brisbane)
01.10.1942
-
22.07.1943
HMAS Magnetic (RAN base staff, Townsville)
23.07.1943
-
30.09.1943
HMAS Moreton (RAN base staff, Brisbane)
1942?
-
04.1944
coastwatching duties (mainly behind Japanese enemy lines)
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed: probably on detached duty from HMAS Moreton
?
-
13.11.1945
HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Balmoral, Sydney, NSW)
Published: If I die : coastwatching and guerilla warfare behind Japanese lines (1965); The gentle savagae (1966)
Wright,
Willis Martin
W.M. Wright
Son of Benjamin Wright.
20.04.1915
Fremantle, WA
-
Ldg.Acm. RAAFVR
31.03.1941 [406747]
T/S.Lt.
? [FV/61]
T/Lt.
05.03.1944 (reld 18.06.1946)
31.03.1941
-
26.09.1941
served RAAFVR (air force)
07.11.1941


enlisted RANVR (Fremantle)
?
-
?
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) ??
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM LCT 465  (landing craft, tank)
03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(04.1946)
-
18.06.1946
HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, Fremantle, Albany & Broome)

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Yock,
Leslie Ernest
L.E. Yock

10.02.1915
Palmerston, NZ
-
13.09.2003
Dee Why
T/Lt.
28.08.1942

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
02.01.1945
destruction R-boat, tanker etc. Channel 08.44
14.09.1940


joined RANVR, Sydney, NSW
25.10.1943
-
(08.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 452 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)


HMS Beehive
11.01.1946


released [HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)]

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