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Haines, G.T.
to
Hunton, T.L.


 
G.T. Haines  to  T.L. Hunton
Haines,
George Thomas
G.T. Haines
Son of Thomas George Haines, and Christina Marion Callaghan.
28.12.1911
Portsmouth
-
17.01.1997
North Shor City, Auckland, New Zealand
2nd Lt. 01.01.1930
Lt. 01.01.1933
Capt. 24.10.1937 (retd 20.10.1947)
A/Maj. 23.07.1941-23.03.1943,
25.03.1944-25.01.1945,
19.10.1945-20.10.1947
A/Lt.Col. 24.03.1943-24.03.1944,
26.01.1945-28.10.1945
02.01.1930 - (08.1930) RM course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
? - (02.1931) RM Depot, Deal
? - (01.)1932 Portsmouth Division RM
1932 - (09.1932) Chatham Division RM
03.02.1933 - (08.)1934 HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
04.10.1934 - (07.1935) HMS Iron Duke (training ship)
(02.1936) - (02.)1937 Chatham Division RM
(07.1937)     no appointment listed
08.07.1937 - (09.1939) HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton) (and for signal duties)
(04.1940) - (02.)1941 Assistant Signal Officer, then Brigade Signal Officer, 101st RM Brigade [initially known as RM Brigade]
(12.)1941 - (02.)1943 RM Division Signals
(06.)1943 - (04.)1944 RM Signal School
(06.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
? - (04.1946) RM Signal School
Emigrated to New Zealand.
Hamer,
Frederick Alexander
F.A. Hamer
Son of Richard Hamer (1846-1922), and Clara Louisa Pattenden (1851-1903).
Married ((12?).1906, Portsmouth district)
Gladys Pansy Jane [Hewitt] Hack (born 19.09.1888, Secunderabad, India - (03?).1974, Chelsea, London); one daughter, two sons (Lt. Richard J.A. Hamer, The South Wales Borderers, and Cdr. John A.H. Hamer, CVO, OBE, DSC, RN)
30.12.1886
Granby, Bingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
26.01.1972
Salisbury, Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
01.09.1903
Lt.
12.04.1906, seniority 01.07.1904
Capt.
01.09.1914 (supernumerary ...-09.05.1916)
A/Maj.
25.11.1916-26.08.1918
Maj.
06.04.1925 (Paymaster 01.12.1933)
Lt.Col.
05.04.1934 (dismissed the service by sentence of a general court martial 21.10.1941)



commissioned, Royal Marine Artillery
01.04.1921
-
(01.1925)
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.1926


qualified as interpreter French
06.02.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (China)
24.02.1928
-
(02.)1931
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.04.1931
-
(05.)1933
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean) & as Squadron RM Officer, 1st Battle Squadron
1933
-
(06.1933)
Chatham Division RM
(01.1934)
-
(08.)1939
Plymouth Division RM
(09.)1939
-
(02.)1941
Portsmouth Division RM
Harris,
Alan Hubert *
A.H. Harris (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Harris) A.H. Harris (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Harris)
Son of John Waugh Harris (1873-1920), and Ethel Marion Mountford Scrivener (1875-1962).
Married (12.09.1950) Pamela McGregor Ritchie; five children.

* First names shown in naval records as: Alan Hugh.
01.08.1919
Stone, Staffordshire
-
15.04.1997
Norwich district, Norfolk
T/2nd Lt. 31.05.1940
T/Lt. 01.12.1940
A/T/Capt. 01.08.1943 (dispersal 26.02.1946) (reld 26.05.1946)
Capt. (War Service Rank) 26.05.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
10.02.1940     enlisted, Royal Marines
31.05.1940 - 05.06.1940 RM Depot, Deal
06.06.1940 - 19.06.1940 Portsmouth Division RM
20.06.1940 - 31.07.1943 1st Coast Artillery Regiment (Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation No. 1 (MNBDO1))
      09.10.1940 1st Anti-Motor Torpedo Boat Battery, Coast Artillery Brigade, Plymouth (from Eastney) (Home Base Ledger); 03.02.1941-22.04.1941 passage from Glasgow to Port Said, Egypt per HMT H12; 22.04.1941 El Zahag Camp; 28.05.1941 Abu Suir Camp; 29.05.1941 Ferry Post; 02.06.1941-17.06.1941 54th General Hospital; 09.07.1941 "Kent" Battery, 1st Coast Artillery Regiment; 11.06.1943-18.07.1943 on Detachment Duty to Madras
01.08.1943 - 15.05.1944 Adjutant, 3rd Coast Artillery Regiment, 3rd Mobile Naval Base Brigade (Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation No. 1 (MNBDO1))
      06.05.1944-15.05.1944 on Detachment Duty
05.06.1944 - 09.06.1944 Detachment 385 [Portsmouth Division RM]
10.06.1944 - 26.10.1945 Detachment 385 [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (additional)]
27.10.1945 - 10.11.1945 HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee) (additional; for RM Pool)
11.11.1945 - 25.02.1946 Portsmouth Division RM (for passage to UK, 05.12.1945 in continuation, 25.02.1946 for Class A release)
Hart,
William James
W.J. Hart
?
-
1995?
France
T/2nd Lt.
15.05.1942
T/Lt.
15.11.1942
A/T/Capt.
30.11.1945-06.08.1946 (reld 05.04.1947)
15.05.1942


commissioned, Royal Marines (Chatham Division)
?
-
(07.1945)
RM Holding Commando
?
-
(04.1946)
3rd Commando Brigade HQ
Harvey,
Adolphus John
A.J. Harvey
Son of John Harvey, and Maria Elizabeth Sturman.
17.11.1905
Lowestoft, Suffolk
-
05.02.1972
2nd Lt.
01.09.1924
Lt.
01.09.1927
Capt.
01.04.1936
A/Maj.
16.02.1940-12.10.1942
Maj.
04.01.1946
A/Lt.Col.
13.10.1942-08.03.1944,
18.10.1944-(01.1946)
Lt.Col.
30.06.1949
A/Col.
09.03.1944-17.10.1944
Col.
31.12.1952 (retd)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
09.06.1955
HM's birthday 55
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1944
sevices in Sicily
?
-
(04.1940)
Portsmouth Division RM
(02.1941)
-
(10.1943)
Staff Officer (Artillery), RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO) (2)
?
-
(12.1943)
RM Support Craft Regiment
09.03.1944
-
17.10.1944
RM Armoured Support Group
07.01.1945
-
29.03.1945
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
30.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
13.10.1947
-
(07.1948)
"Q" Staff, RM Office (London)
?
-
(05.1950)
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College
55


Infantry Training Centre RM
Hasler,
Herbert George
"Blondie"
H.G. Hasler

27.02.1914
Dublin
-
05.05.1987
Prob. 2nd Lt.
01.09.1932
Prob. Lt.
01.09.1935
Lt.
?, seniority 01.09.1935
Capt.
23.05.1939
A/Maj.
11.03.1941-12.12.1943,
29.09.1947-30.12.1947
Bt. Maj.
30.06.1943
Maj.
31.12.1947 (retd 16.06.1948; medically unfit)
A/Lt.Col.
13.12.1943-29.09.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.06.1943
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.07.1940
distinguished services during the war
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
26.09.1940
Norway
01.09.1932


commissioned into the Royal Marines
(01.1934)


Portsmouth Division, RM
(07.1935)


Plymouth division, RM
10.01.1936
-
(02.1937)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(07.1937)


no posting listed
(02.1938)
-
(08.1939)
Portsmouth Division, RM
(04.1940)


Landing Officer, RM Fortress Unit (Norway) [borne on Portsmouth Division, RM]
(02.1941)


Commander, Landing Company, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation 2 (MNBDO 2) *
early 1942
-
22.06.1942
Development Staff, Combined Operations HQ
22.06.1942
-
(12.1943)
Officer Commanding, RM Boom Patrol Detachment [borne on Portsmouth Division, RM]
30.11.1942


leader of Operation Frankton (better known as the "Cockleshell Heroes" raid on German shipping in Bordeaux)
25.01.1944
-
(04.1944)
HMS Hathi (RN depot, Delhi)
24.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
CO RM Detachment 385 [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo)]
(04.1946)


HMS Appledore (Combined Operations base and training establishment, Fremingham Camp, Appledore) *
Innovative sailor, founder of the Single-handed Transatlantic race (1960), and inventor of the first effective self-steering gear for yachts.
Literature
: Ewen Southby-Tailyour, Blondie : a biography of Lieutenant-Colonel H.G. Hasler, DSO, OBE, Croix de Guerre, Royal Marines (1998)

* no starting date indicated
Hasting,
Peter Henry
P.H. Hasting
Son of Charles Albert Hasting (1885-1947), and Mildred Helena Moody (1888-?), of Wolborough, Brixham & Chiswick.
Married 1st ((09?).1947, Devon Central district) Ann R. McCausland, daughter of Maj. F.M. McCausland, The Royal Scots, and Mrs E.C. McCausland (later Becher), of Dunsford, nr Exeter; one son.
Married 2nd ((03?).1955, Bromsgrove district, Worcestershire) Joyce Vielvyn Relph (03.09.1929 - 11.1989); one son, one daughter.
Married 3rd ((09?).1978, Wantage district, Berkshire) Diana Wilson.
(06?).1922
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
03.09.2012
Oxfordshire
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
Lt. 21.01.1947, seniority 15.12.1943
Capt. 15.12.1951 (retd 18.03.1965)
local Maj. 15.10.1960-06.11.1962
15.05.1942 - (08.)1942 Portsmouth Division RM
03.09.1942 - (02.1944) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon), from 01.09.1943 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(09.1943)     Second-in-Command, RM Detachment, HM LCF 4 (landing craft, flak)
16.03.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto) *
? - (04.1946) Lympstone
... - ... ...
Enlisted as a recruit to the Corps 1940 and served for two years in the ranks becoming corporal before his selection for a War Service Commission in 1942; he translated in 1946 to a Regular Commission. His war service centred on the Mediterranean, participating in the Allied invasions of Sicily and of Italy in 1943 and he had a narrow escape from a shell, which killed three of his marines on the day of the allied invasion of mainland Italy. From July 1944 until Victory in Europe he was OC RM Detachment and Naval Provost Marshal in Algiers. Hasting joined the aircraft carrier Unicorn in Hong Kong 1950, soon after North Korea invaded South Korea. In August that year, Unicorn sailed with a British Infantry Brigade HQ and two British Infantry Battalions to the relief of besieged Pusan; the first non-US reinforcements to South Korea. He remained with Unicorn in Korean waters until 1952, when he was appointed in the rank of Captain as Aide-de-Camp and Personal Secretary to HM Governor of the Bahamas. Returning to the UK 1954 he became Adjutant to the Royal Marines Reserve (City of London) and in his off-duty time was Chairman of the House Committee of the Army and Navy Club (‘The Rag’). In 1960 he became the first non-US Officer to be selected as Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, Adm Robert Dennison, US Navy, in Norfolk, Virginia, and was at the nerve centre of the Cuban Missile crisis of October 1962. In retirement he organised the annual Poppy Appeal for five villages and was a member of the Poole & District branch RMA.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hatter,
Alfred William
"Alf" / "Jerry"
A.W. Hatter  
His parents ran a pub opposite the RM Barracks at Eastney.
Married Muriel Ackland; one daughter, one son.
13.04.1920
Eastney
-
02.11.1974
Chichester, West Sussex
T/2nd Lt.
14.05.1943
A/T/Lt.
> 08.1943, < 10.1943
T/Lt.
14.11.1943
A/T/Capt.
15.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(06.1943)
-
(12.1943)
102nd RM Brigade
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
Commando Group RM
?
-
(07.1945)
No. 1 RM Provost Company (London?)
?
-
(04.1946)
Plymouth Division, RM
Hay,
Ronald Cuthbert
"Ronnie"
R.C. Hay

Son of Capt. Cuthbert Joseph Hay (1882-?) and Letitia Griffith Fausset.
Married (24.10.1944) Third Officer Barbara Grange, WRNS, daughter of George Rockfort Grange; two sons, two daughters.

04.10.1916
Perth
-
22.11.2001
Wiltshire
2nd Lt.
01.09.1935
Lt.
01.10.1937
A/Capt.
02.05.1942-15.11.1942
Capt.
16.11.1942 (reld 06.09.1951)
A/Maj.
15.04.1943-11.12.1944,
12.07.1945-(01.1946)
A/Lt.Col.
12.12.1944-11.07.1945
T/Lt.Col.
12.07.1945-01.09.1945,
24.10.1945-(01.1946)
Lt.Cdr. RN
06.09.1951, seniority 01.09.1947
Cdr. RN
30.06.1955 (retd 11.10.1966)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.05.1945
Operation Meridian [investiture 20.05.47]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
25.11.1941
Operations Style & Substance [investiture 14.04.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
31.07.1945
Operation Iceberg [investiture 20.05.47]
01.09.1935


commissioned, RM
...
-
...
...
...
-
...
...
?
-
(08.)1943
HMS Daedalus
01.09.1943
-
(10.)1943
FFD with School of Air Combat [HMS Vulture]
14.11.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Bherunda
09.09.1944
-
(07.)1945
Leader of No. 47 Fighter Wing [HMS Victorious]
01.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
on staff of Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
...
-
...
...
06.09.1951


transferred to Fleet Air Arm
Hayter,
John Owen Goodenough
"Jack"
J.O.G. Hayter
Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Owen Chilton Goodenough Hayter (1876-1964), and Violet Mary Wakefield (1879-1947).
Married (04.12.1931, Widley, Hampshire) Emma Eugenie Masson (29.09.1906 - 05.1959), of Littleham, Devon, daughter (with three sisters and three brothers) of Percy George Vivian Richardson Masson (1870-1958), and Martha Minnie Godley (1870-1959); two sons, two daughters.

23.01.1903
Bandikui, Rajastan, India

-
31.03.1941
[age 38]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 59, column 1]
2nd Lt. 01.09.1921
Lt. 01.10.1924
Capt. 01.10.1933
Education: Dollar Academy.
01.09.1921     commissioned, Royal Marine Artillery
12.10.1921 - (04.1922) RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(08.1923)     no appointment listed
15.12.1924 - (03.1926) HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(02.1927) - (06.)1928 Portsmouth Division RM
01.06.1928 - (07.1928) RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(06.1929) - (09.)1929 Portsmouth Division RM
08.09.1929 - (03.)1931 HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
1931 - (12.)1931 Portsmouth Division RM
28.12.1931 - (07.)1932 Admiralty [HMS President] (for 6 months' study of foreign languages in Holland)
(08.)1932) - (09.)1932 Portsmouth Division RM
18.10.1932 - (01.)1934 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(03.)1934 - (05.)1934 Chatham Division RM
17.05.1934 - (08.)1936 HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
(10.)1936 - (01.)1937 Chatham Division RM
21.01.1937 - (07.)1939 HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (China)
(08.1939) - (09.1939) no appointment listed
(12.)1939 - (04.)1940 Chatham Division RM
09.04.1940 - 31.03.1941 HMS Bonaventure (cruiser) (ship torpedoed and sunk by Italian submarine Ambra in Mediterranean)
Hedley,
John Norman
"Jack"
J.N. Hedley

Son (with one sister and one brother) of Robinson Hedley (1882-1911), and Annie Messam (1880-1970).
Married ((09?).1930, Plymouth district, Devon) Violet Elsie May Roberts (23.09.1909 - (09?).1974); one daughter.

03.09.1907
Aberdare Glam, Merthyr Tydfil district, Glamorgan
-
(09?).1974
St Germans, Cornwall
[buried at the Church in Sheviock (near Torpoint)]
Lt. 28.02.1940
A/Capt. 10.05.1940
Capt. 09.06.1945
A/Maj. 01.10.1941
Maj. 31.12.1950 (retd 03.09.1957; age)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 13.07.1943 landings near Tobruk 09.42 [investiture 26.02.46]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 13.06.1957 HM's birthday 57 [investiture 23.07.57]
      served in the ranks for 15 years, 51 days
(04.1940)     Home Base Ledger RM
(05.)1940 - (08.)1942 Land Defence Force, renamed 11th RM Battalion (LDF), renamed 11th Battalion RM, Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (1)
(08.1942)     Officer Commanding, "D" (Machine Gun) Company
09.1942 - 05.1945 POW in Italian & German captivity (c. 1942/43 Campo 5 at Gavi, finally at Marlag und Milag Nord)
(04.1946) - (05.1949) Plymouth Division RM
29.08.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Belfast
(05.1951) - (01.1957) Infantry Training Centre RM
Farmed a small farm near Exmouth until the early 1970s, then moved to a retirement bungalow in Crafthole near Plymouth.
The stepson of his daughter writes: "He died in a slightly bizarre manner when he was with his wife driving onto the ferry at Torpoint when he had a heart attack and the car drove into the sea, drowning his wife. He was probably dead already. Coincidentally some years later I met a Torpoint ferryman who is distantly related to my brother in law and he had swam to the car as it floated away but as he managed to get the door open the car sank immediately. A sad end for such a brave man."
Hetherington,
Peter Graham
P.G. Hetherington  
Twin son of  John G. Hetherington, and Blanche Thomas, of Kingswood, Surrey.
Married (08.07.1944, King's Chapel of the Savoy, London) Judith Esther Hunt, only daughter of Mr & Mrs J.E. Hunt, of Purley, Surrey; ... children (one daughter).
(12?).1919
Barnet district, London
-
T/Lt. 01.10.1941
A/T/Capt. 02.04.1941
T/Capt. 13.01.1943
A/T/Maj. 13.10.1942-(07.1945)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.09.1945 services with 21 Army Group 02-04.45
(12.1941) - (07.1945) Second-in-Command, from 13.10.1942 Officer Commanding, 25th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery (4th RM Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (2)), from mid-1944 4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, 5th RM Anti-Aircraft Brigade)
Hewiett,
Frederick George
F.G. Hewiett  
03.1892
Yarmouth, Norfolk
-
Sub-Divisional Inspector RMP
25.01.1940
Chief Inspector RMP
16.10.1940
Superintendent RMP
15.01.1943
Assistant Chief Constable RMP
01.12.1946 (retd> 05.1950,  < 05.1953)
1911


joined RM
15.09.1932


enlisted, Royal Marine Police (RMP)
25.01.1940


commissioned, RMP:
25.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
Deptford
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
HM Dockyard, Sheerness
(07.1945)
-
(07.)1946
Area Police Officer, Scottish Area (East)
01.12.1946
-
(07.1948)
Area Police Officer, Portsmouth Area
Hogg,
Edward Jenner
"Ned"
E.J. Hogg (Photo courtesy of Mr Will Hogg)  
Married (15.12.1944, Mayfair, Westminster district, London) Angela Suzanne Rodney Béor (29.03.1918 - 01.11.2001), daughter of Bertram Richard White Béor (1880-), and Estelle I. Sevier; two sons, one daughter.
11.02.1919
Canton, China
-
06.01.2008
[St Peter and St Paul's Church Cemetery, Pettistree, Suffolk]
2nd Lt. 01.09.1937
A/Lt. 26.08.1939-30.09.1939
Lt. 01.10.1939
A/Capt. 27.06.1941-07.06.1942.
21.11.1942-13.01.1943,
07.04.1943(01.1946)
Capt. 01.10.1947 (retd 29.12.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
... - ... ...
(08.1939)     RM course, Portsmouth
(09.1939)     RM course, Plymouth
25.08.1939 - (02.)1940 Second-in-Command, RM Detachment, HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)
(03.1940)     Plymouth Division RM
12.03.1940 - (04.)1941 Second-in-Command, RM Detachment, HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)
(06.1941)     Plymouth Division RM
27.06.1941 - (04.)1942 Officer Commanding RM Detachment, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
(08.1942) - (02.)1943 Plymouth Division RM
07.04.1943 - (10.)1944 Officer Commanding RM Detachment, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (despatches)
19.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
19.03.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Woolverstone (landing craft base, Ipswich)
08.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary)
... - ... ...
Obituary from his parish magazine: "Edward (Ned) Hogg was born in Canton, China on 11th February 1919. Two of his earliest memories were of the Royal Navy Gun Boats on the West River, and the church where his Mother Edith was the organist and where he was given a bottle of fizzy lemonade if he pumped the organ satisfactorily. In 1925 he began his early education in England at a Boarding School in Crabtree Furlong, Buckinghamshire, run by his Father’s eldest sister – Aunt Lottie. His schooling then finished at Monkton Combe school in Bath, where he was a keen member of the Rugby Team. He used to speak of fun days out, and ski holidays – before the days of ski lifts. He started his training in the Square and Gym with the Royal Marines at Plymouth in 1937, followed by the normal round of training to complete his office education: Eastney, Whale Island; Gunnery HMS Iron Duke; Seamanship and Navigation HMS Vernon; Electricity and Torpedoes RM Barracks Chatham; Admin and Military Law RM Deale; Military Course and Tactics Gosport, Hants; and Small Arms School before being posted as Acting Lieutenant to HMS Edinburgh in August 1939. It was in the Edinburgh that he witnessed the first air raid on the 16th Oct.1939 whilst in harbour at Rosyth, seaward from the Forth Bridge. In April 1940 he joined the Ark Royal in Portsmouth and sailed almost immediately for Alexandria in Egypt for Flying Training. Then, hurriedly back to Greenock for the Norwegian campaign, where his memories were of 24 hours daylight and the resultant constant bombing. In June 1940, at the time of the evacuation of Dunkirk, he sailed with the Ark Royal for Gibraltar where it blew up the French Fleet to prevent it from joining the Nazis. He states in his memoirs ‘This was not a happy episode’. He left Ark Royal in April 1941 and in June, at the age of 22, was made Acting RM Captain of HMS Dorsetshire, where he had the fabulous surprise of an increase in his pay from nine shillings to twenty-five shillings a day. In Dec.1941 the Allies, including America declared war on Japan, and the Dorsetshire was deployed to the Indian Ocean, carrying troops to Singapore. On Easter Day 1942 his ship was sunk by Japanese bombers off Ceylon, and Ned had to swim in shark infested waters for 36 hours. He was eventually picked up by an Australian Destroyer, and finally arrived at Liverpool on the Empress of Russia, via the Maldives and Mombassa, in July 1942. He caught pneumonia, and spent some weeks in the RN Hospital at Stonehouse. On recovery early in 1943 he was appointed RM Captain of HMS Emerald which was due to join the Eastern Fleet based in Ceylon. Having made the long journey via the Cape in January 1944, he returned via the Suez Canal and the Med. to give support for the D Day landing in Normandy in June 1944. Specifically, he supported the legendary 47 RM Commando raid which was compared with the action at Pegasus bridge by the then Commander of the 2nd Army (General Dempsey). In this action, he was awarded a Mention in Dispatches. On the home front, it was during this time that he met again with Angela, a Wren Officer whom he had met previously at Plymouth. They were married on 15th Dec. 1944 in Mayfair, London: a marriage that was to last 57 years. On VE day in May 1945, he was at HMS Woolverstone in Suffolk where his new wife left the WRNS to join him. He retired from the Royal Marines in 1958, after various appointments in Argyllshire, Hamburg and Bermuda, and settled in Westbury on Trim, Bristol, with Angela, and their three children (Richard, Jenny and Christopher). He set up in business, becoming a Director of Bristol Merchant Finance Co. Ltd. In 1968 the Company was floated on the London Stock Exchange and subsequently sold. Ned continued a branch of the business in Cyprus, but following the invasion by Turkey in 1974 living there became untenable. He did however remain in contact with his friends there, and continued to enjoy caravan visits to them. Ned moved into Amberley House, Pettistree in August 1982 with Angela, where they enjoyed village life. He played golf at Thorpeness, and we remember him well playing cricket with his family in the early days of village cricket. Sadly, Angela suffered a severe stroke in 1990 and Ned spent many years caring for her, until she sadly passed away on Nov.1st 2001. He was a very proud grandfather to six grand-children and three great grand-children, all of whom enjoyed his robust humour, strong affection and ready supply of chocolate. The Corps was never far away in Ned’s life and it was no surprise when his son (Richard) and grandson (William) followed in his military footsteps - both were commissioned into The Light Infantry and served from Aden to Bosnia to Northern Ireland. Ned was a very regular member of the Church, and a most valuable and committed Church Warden for many years, taking great care of the church yard which he was keen to promote as a significant nature reserve. We remember him as always managing to find time for his friends and neighbours, being ready with a joke, sharing his garden produce and giving his time to care for others. He spent Christmas 2007 with Christopher in Norfolk after having sadly learnt of the death of his eldest son Richard. He went to Bristol for Richard’s funeral at St. Mary’s Redcliff, but became unconscious on the morning of the funeral and died, surrounded by his family, on 6th January 2008. The Last Post and Reveille were played at his funeral in Pettistree Church on 17th January by a Marine Bugler, and the White Ensign was draped over his coffin."
Holford,
Cecil Francis Lovell
"Chang"
C.F.L. Holford  
Elder son of H.F. Stanley Holford, and Mrs Holford, of Horsham, Sussex.
Married 1st (31.03.1930, St Michael's Church, Bournemouth, Dorset) Aileen Margery Rees, younger daughter of Dr and Mrs Rees; one daughter. Aileen Holford remarried (1949) Sydney C. Woolley.
Married 2nd ((09?).1949, Westminster district, Middlesex) Lucy L. Crook.
08.07.1900
Hampstead district, Greater London
-
14.06.1963
Chichester district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 01.01.1919
Lt. 01.01.1922
Capt. 01.01.1930
Maj. 02.10.1939 (retd 01.03.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 14.08.1942-(01.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 06.09.1940 withdrawal from Boulogne [investiture 18.02.41]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
      HMS Royal Oak (battleship)
      HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
(08.1923)     no appointment listed
? - (01.)1925 Chatham Division RM
12.01.1925 - 09.08.1925 No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon [employed under Air Ministry] (as Temp. Flying Officer RAF, seniority 12.01.1925)
10.08.1925 - 20.01.1926 RAF Training Base, Leuchars [employed under Air Ministry] [awarded wings 08.01.1926; flying Reece - Spotter. D.H.9A; was involved in a serious air crash and his injuries resulted in him being forced to return to Corps Duties]
1926 - (05.)1926 Chatham Division RM
13.09.1926 - 30.11.1927 HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.12.1927 - (06.1928) HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
? - (08.)1929 RM Depot, Deal
03.09.1929 - 21.01.1931 HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (3rd Battle Squadron)
22.01.1931 - (02.)1931 HMS Marlborough (battleship) (3rd Battle Squadron)
22.12.1931 - (06.1933) HMS Exeter (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
(01.1934) - (07.)1935 Portsmouth Division RM
23.08.1935 - (06.)1938 HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean & Portsmouth)
1938 - (08.)1938 Portsmouth Division RM
08.08.1938 - (02.)1939 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] (and for training duties in the port)
1939 - (04.)1939 Portsmouth Division RM
01.04.1939 - (12.1941) Instructor of Gunnery (Sea Service), Chatham Division RM [in command of "Force Buttercup" to cover the evacuation of Boulogne, 23.05.1940]
(02.1942) - (04.)1944 Instructor of Gunnery, from 14.08.1942 Commanding Officer, HQ 2nd Coast Artillery Regiment of Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (2)
(06.1944)     HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover) *
01.08.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Porcupine (landing craft base ship, Stokes Bay, Portsmouth)
18.05.1945 - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
11.10.1945 - (10.1947) Naval Provost Marshal and Senior Officer, Royal Marines on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
Hollis,
[Sir] Leslie Chasemore
"Jo"
L.C. Hollis L.C. Hollis
L.C. Hollis L.C. Hollis
L.C. Hollis L.C. Hollis
L.C. Hollis L.C. Hollis
L.C. Hollis
L.C. Hollis
L.C. Hollis
L.C. Hollis
L.C. Hollis L.C. Hollis
Son of late Rev. Canon C.J. Hollis, MA.
Married (1922) Rose May Fraser; no children.
09.02.1897
Bath, Somerset
-
09.08.1963
Cuckfield, Sussex
Prob. 2nd Lt.
17.04.1915
T/Lt.
21.11.1915
Lt.
16.04.1918
Capt.
06.01.1921
Maj.
05.04.1935
Bt. Lt.Col.
31.12.1937
T/Col.
01.04.1939-30.09.1941
A/Col.Cdt.
01.10.1941-11.11.1943
T/Brig.
01.10.1941-(04.1946)
Lt.Col.
01.10.1943
A/Maj.Gen.
12.11.1943-31.12.1946x
Col.
04.01.1946
Maj.Gen.
01.01.1947
A/Lt.Gen.
01.01.1947-19.05.1949
Lt.Gen.
20.05.1949
Gen.
11.05.1951 (retd 1952)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
07.06.1951
HM's birthday 51
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) KBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
?
?
Education: St Lawrence's College, Ramsgate
1914
-
1915
joined Royal Marine Light Infantry (training at RM Depot, Deal & RN Gunnery School, Whale Island)
1915
-
1917
HMS Duke of Edinburgh (cruiser) (Grand Fleet)
1917
-
1919
Lieutenant in charge of RM Detachment, HMS Coventry (cruiser) (Harwich Force)
1919
-
1920
RM Barracks, Plymouth
1920
-
1923
Captain of Marines, HMS Curacoa (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
1923
-
?
assistant small arms instructor, RM Barracks, Plymouth
?
-
(01.1925)
RM Depot, Deal
01.01.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.10.1927
-
(06.)1928
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
18.04.1929
-
(01.)1932
Staff Officer (Intelligence) Capetown on staff of Commander-in-Chief Africa Station [HMS Calcutta (cruiser), later HMS Cardiff (cruiser)]
04.05.1932
-
(02.)1936
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.04.1936
-
(08.)1939
Assistant Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence
1939
-
1946
Senior Military Assistant Secretary, War Cabinet Office
1947
-
1949
Chief Staff Officer to Minister of Defence, also Deputy Secretary (Military) of the Cabinet
Commandant General, Royal Marines, 26.05.1949-20.05.1952.
Member Institute of Directors. Company director and author.
Published: One Marine's Tale (1956); War at the Top (by James Leasor, based on the experiences of General Sir Leslie Hollis, KCB, KBE) (1959); The Captain General (1961)
Hood,
Alfred Cecil
A.C. Hood
Son of William Hood.
Married (04.03.1924, Malta) Rozalia Schlesinger, daughter of Janos Schlesinger.
15.02.1898
Ipswich, Suffolk
-

died between 08.1989 and 12.1998 ?
Mne.
22.02.1915
Cpl.
27.07.1920
Sgt.
19.07.1928
Staff Clerk
12.07.1933
Superintending Clerk
25.03.1935
Lt. (QM)
07.11.1939
Capt. (QM)
07.11.1942
Maj. (QM) RMFVR
23.02.1949
RN LSGC (29.03.1931); received shares from the Naval Prize Fund for having been at Jutland

 

22.02.1915
- 11.07.1933
served in the ranks for 20 years & 31 days:
22.02.1915
-
06.10.1915
C Company, Royal Marine Light Infantry (Deal)
07.10.1915
-
07.12.1915
F Company, Royal Marine Light Infantry (Chatham)
08.12.1915
-
31.05.1918
HMS Champion (light cruiser)
01.06.1918
-
21.06.1918
Chatham Division, RM
22.06.1918
-
22.07.1919
HMS Superb (battleship) (Flagship of V.Adm. Gough-Calthorpe, Eastern Mediterranean))
23.07.1919
-
08.11.1919
Chatham Division, RM
09.11.1919
-
07.10.1921
Clerk, Allotment Office, RM
18.10.1921
-
30.11.1921
HMS Tiger (battlecruiser)
01.12.1921
-
23.01.1922
Chatham Division, RM
24.01.1922
-
30.09.1924
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.10.1924
-
13.11.1924
Chatham Division, RM
14.11.1924
-
24.11.1925
HMS Ganges (Shotley training establishment, Harwich)
25.11.1925
-
26.11.1925
Chatham Division, RM
27.11.1925
-
20.06.1926
Clerk, Allotment Office, RM
19.01.1927
-
23.10.1927
E Company, 12th RM Battalion
24.10.1927
-
30.11.1928
Chatham Division, RM
01.12.1928
-
30.10.1932
Clerk, Barracks
01.11.1932
-
11.07.1933
Clerk, Royal Marine Office (London)
12.07.1933
-
06.11.1939
served as Warrant Officer for 4 years & 227 days:
12.07.1933
-
06.11.1939
Staff Clerk, Royal Marine Office (London)
?
-
(04.1940)
RM Depot, Deal
?
-
(02.1941)
Quartermaster, RM Engineer Battalion
(12.1941)
-
(06.1944)
Chatham Division, RM
(07.1945)
-
(07.1946)
Quartermaster, 2nd Battalion RM Engineers
?
-
(07.1948)
Pay and Records Office, RM
1948/49 ?


transferred to RM Forces Volunteer Reserve
1949 ?
-
1955 ?
Personnel & Records Office, RM ?
Hosking,
Geoffrey Robert d'Aubrey
"Geoff"
G.R.d'A. Hosking  
11.03.1922
-
01.1991
Dover, Kent
2nd Lt.
01.09.1940
Lt.
11.01.1942
A/Capt.
25.11.1944
Capt.
11.01.1950 (retd 04.10.1951)
01.09.1940


commissioned, Royal Marines
(02.1941)


course for Probationary Second Lieutenants, RM, Chatham
10.02.1942
-
(06.)1944
HMS Frobisher (cruiser)
15.11.1944
-
28.07.1945
48 RM Commando (A Troop, Y Troop Commander) (NW Europe; went to the UK, injured)
(04.1946)


RM Depot, Deal
(07.1948)
-
(05.1950)
Commando School RM
Played rugby for England, 1949-50.
Houghton,
Robert Dyer
"Titch"
R.D. Houghton R.D. Houghton

Son of John Mayo Houghton, and Lucy EvelynTrotman, of Dawlish, Devon.
Married (1940) Dorothy Uladh Lyons (28.09.1912 - 10.1995), youngest daughter of Maj.Gen. R.W.S. Lyons, IMS; two sons, one daughter.

07.03.1912
Newton Abbot district, Devon
-
17.01.2011
Whitesmith, near Lewes, East Sussex
2nd Lt. 01.09.1930
Lt. 01.09.1933
Capt. 31.08.1938
A/Maj. 06.05.1941
... ...
Maj.Gen. 04.09.1961 (retd 28.10.1964)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB 08.06.1963 HM's birthday 63
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 07.01.1949 Palestine 03-07.48
Military Cross MC 14.12.1945 Dieppe 19.08.42 & POW
Education: Haileybury (3rd term 1925-2nd term 1930).
1930     joined RM
      HMS Malaya (battleship)
      qualified as a small arms instructor
1935     Officer Commanding an anti-aircraft battery of the Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (Egypt, Crete)
      Chatham Division RM
(04.1940) - (02.)1941 Adjutant, 1st Battalion RM (101st RM Brigade)
1941 - (12.1941) Adjutant, 15th (S) Battalion RM (101st RM Brigade)
1942 - 19.08.1942 Second-in-Command, 40 RM Commando (Dieppe; captured) (MC)
19.08.1942 - 1945 POW in German captivity
1945     Commanding Officer, 45 RM Commando
      staff course, Staff College, Camberley
      Commanding Officer, 40 RM Commando (Palestine)
... - ... ...
Colonel Commandant, Royal Marines, 01.01.1973-31.12.1976. General Secretary, Royal UK Beneficent Association, 1968-1978. Deputy Lieutenant (DL) East Sussex, 1977.
Howard,
Alfred James Richard
A.J.R. Howard  
Son of Alfred and Eliza Howard.

08.05.1896
Alverstoke, Hampshire
-
Bugler
12.07.1910 [15490]
T/Sgt.Maj.
28.04.1942
T/Lt.
23.09.1942
A/T/Capt.
02.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
12.07.1910
 
 
joined Royal Marine Light Infantry (Portsmouth Division)
01.1941


civilian instructor, Air Ministry
28.04.1942


commissioned, Royal Marines [temporary commission]
(08.1942)


Portsmouth Division, Royal Marines
?
-
(02.)1943
Combined Operations HQ *
12.04.1943
-
(08.)1943
Adjutant RM Unit Combined Operations & CI Duties [HMS Victory III (accounting section, Watage, Berkshire)]
24.09.1943
-
30.05.1944
HMS Westcliff (Combined Operations base, Southend)
30.05.1944
-
(09.1945)
HMS Robertson (Combined Operations base, Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Howe,
Geoffrey
"Geoff"
G. Howe  
?
-
T/2nd Lt. 12.02.1944
T/A/Lt. 10.06.1944
T/Lt. 12.08.1944
12.03.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Hunton,
Sir Thomas Lionel
T.L. Hunton
Son of Theodore Hunton. Married (1919) Margaret M.F., daughter of Lt­Col W.H. Steele, late RAMC; one son (one daughter deceased).
° papers
30.10.1885
Barton Regis, Gloucestershire
-
20.04.1970
[Belvedere, Lympstone, Near Exmouth, South Devon ?]
2nd Lt.
01.09.1903
Lt.
01.07.1904
Capt.
01.09.1914
Brev. Maj.
01.01.1919
Maj.
24.01.1924
Brev. Lt.Col.
31.12.1930
Lt.Col.
05.04.1933
Brev. Col.
05.10.1935, seniority 05.10.1934
Col. 2nd Comdt.
01.06.1936, seniority 31.12.1933
Col. Comdt.
01.10.1938
T/Brig.
01.10.1938-30.09.1940
Maj.Gen.
01.10.1940
Lt.Gen.
26.01.1943
Gen.
01.05.1945 (retd 25.06.1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
27.06.1927

visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of York to New Zealand and Australia

Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1918
Aegean
Mention in Despatches MID
11.04.1919
Aegean
British War Medal; Victory Medal
Education: Clifton College
1903


joined RM
1914
-
1918
served European War, including Battle of Jutland (despatches twice [11.12.1918], Chevalier Légion d'Honneur, Star of Roumania, Chevalier)
17.10.1918
-
03.03.1919
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), RM
04.03.1919
-
21.01.1923
Adjutant, RM
(01.1925)


Depot RM, Deal
03.11.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
(08.1929)


Depot RM, Deal
01.04.1930
-
31.08.1933
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (DAAG), RM
(01.1934)
-
(07.1935)
Portsmouth Division, RM
05.10.1935
-
30.09.1938
Assistant Adjutant-General (AAG), Royal Marines, HQ
01.10.1938
-
1941
Commanded Portsmouth Division, Royal Marines
26.01.1943
-
1946
Commandant General, Royal Marines
[Adjutant-General to 24.11.1943,
General Officer Commanding to 27.05.1945]
ADC to the King, 30.09.1939-30.09.1940; interpreter in Japanese.
 
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