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1939-1945

  

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N. Laird   to   B.J.D. Lumsden
Laird,
Nathaniel
N. Laird
?
-
?
... ...
T/Maj. 23.06.1942
      RM Engineers
... - ... ...
Lamplough,
Charles Robert Wharram
C.R.W. Lamplough
10.06.1896
-
28.11.1981
Prob. 2nd Lt. 29.08.1914
... ...
Bt. Lt.Col. 30.06.1939
T/Lt.Col. 02.1940-27.04.1942
Lt.Col. 01.12.1939
A/Col. 28.04.1942-23.11.1943,
09.07.1945-04.08.1945
Col. 05.08.1945
A/Maj.Gen. 24.11.1943-08.07.1945
Maj.Gen. 24.11.1946 (retd 24.11.1949)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire CBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 1945 [investiture 16.10.1945]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 1918 ?
... - ... ...
15.06.1937 - 30.11.1939 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.12.1939 - 04.02.1940 Portsmouth Division RM (for RM Reserve Depot)
05.02.1940 - 26.10.1943 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
27.10.1943 - 20.12.1943 Portsmouth Division RM
21.12.1943 - (04.)1945 Major-General RM on staff of Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command (SEAC) [HMS Braganza] (CBE)
1945? - 16.05.1945 HMS Hathi (additional)
17.05.1945 - 01.06.1945 HMS President (additional)
02.06.1945 - 21.08.1945 HQ Staff (RM Office) (additional)
22.08.1945 - 23.11.1946 Portsmouth division RM (additional)
... - ... ...
Lansdale,
Roderick Stuart
R.S. Lansdale
Son of William Lansdale, and Kate Elizabeth Robson.
09.05.1901
Southwark, Greater London
-
03.01.1977
2nd Lt.
01.01.1919
Lt.
01.01.1922
Capt.
01.01.1930
Maj.
01.09.1939 (retd 27.11.1947)
20.06.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Mediterranean)
18.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (China)
(08.1929)


Plymouth Division RM
15.01.1930
-
(04.1940)
HMS Comus (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
08.07.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(01.1932)


Supplementary List of Officers on Half Pay
(08.1932)


Plymouth Division RM
23.08.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Caradoc (cruiser) (China)
24.04.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS President (for study of foreign languages; for 9 months' study in Estonia)
02.07.1936
-
(04.1939)
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1939)
-
(04.1940)
Plymouth Division RM
01.04.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
(08.1942)


Plymouth Division, Royal Marines
11.08.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Gosling (training establishment, Risley, nr Warrington, Lancashire)
(12.1943)


RM Training Group, Towyn
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
Lympstone Camp RM
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
Chatham Division RM
Lawson,
John William
J.W. Lawson
22.09.1893
-
25.08.1970
Tonbridge district, Kent
Sptdg. Clerk 19.12.1928
Lt. (QM) 10.09.1934
Capt. (QM) 10.09.1937
Maj. (QM) 13.11.1940
Lt.Col. (QM) 22.01.1943 (retd 22.09.1948)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 10.02.1948 New Year 48
Meritious Service Medal MSM ? ?
10.01.1911 - 18.12.1928 served in the ranks for 17 years, 343 days
19.12.1928 - 09.09.1934 served as Superintending Clerk for 5 years, 265 days (Chatham Division RM)
10.09.1934 - (04.)1940 Depot RM, Deal
15.09.1940 - (02.)1941 Paymaster, RN School of Music (Malvern, Worcestershire)
(12.1941) - (06.)1943 Portsmouth Division RM
(08.1943) - (10.1943) Headquarters Staff, Royal Marines (Royal Marine Office) (London)
01.10.1943 - 22.09.1948 Assistant Quartermaster-General (Maintenance), "Q" Branch, Headquarters Staff, Royal Marines (Royal Marine Office) (London) (OBE)
Lee,
Ronald Alfred
R.A. Lee
18.06.1917 ?
-
30.06.1985 ?
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. 17.09.1941
A/T/Capt. 03.11.1942
... - ... ...
(06.1944)     43 RM Commando
... - ... ...
Leech-Porter,
John Edmund
J.E. Leech-Porter
02.08.1896
-
05.03.1979
Prob. 2nd Lt. 20.09.1914
... ...
Col. 2nd Comdt. 01.10.1945
A/Col. Comdt. 20.11.1942
T/Brig. 20.11.1942
Maj.Gen. ? (retd 1951)

CB 1950, CBE 04.06.1945, OBE 04.04.1944

... - ... ...
Leicester,
Bernard William
"Jumbo"
B.W. Leicester

 
08.05.1901
Worcester, Worcestershire
-
14.07.1977
Droitwich, Worcestershire
2nd Lt. 01.09.1918
Lt. 01.09.1921
Capt. 01.09.1929
Maj. 17.07.1939
Bt. Lt.Col. 31.12.1942
A/Lt.Col. 16.04.1941-14.08.1943
A/Col.Cdt. (T/Brig.) 15.08.1943-(01.1946)
Lt.Col. 04.01.1946
A/Brig. ...-01.08.1947
local Col. 02.08.1947-30.12.1947
Col. 31.12.1947 (retd 08.05.1954)
T/Brig. 30.10.1950-04.03.1954
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.02.1945 Normandy landings (06.44) & advance to the Seine  (06-08.44)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.02.1945 Walcheren 11.44
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? ?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? ?
Education: Staff College, Camberley (psc).
... - ... ...
1939 - 1940 Seconded List: Brigade Major, 9th Infantry Brigade (UK, France)
1940 - 1940 Seconded List
1940 - 1941 Brigade Major, 2nd RM Brigade [from c. 11.1940 102nd RM Brigade]
1941 - 1943 RM Division:
1941 - 1941 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), HQ RM Division
1941 - 1943 Commanding Officer, 1st  Battalion RM (101st RM Brigade)
1943 - 1945 Commander, 4th Special Service Brigade [redesignated 12.1944: 4th Commando Brigade] (Normandy, Walcheren)
1945 - 1945 HMS President (additional; for duty inside Combined Operations HQ)
1945 - 1945 HMS Hathi (additional)
1945 - 1945 Head of the Combined Operations Division on staff of Supreme Allied Commander South-East Asia (SACSEA) [HMS Hathi, from ... 1945 HMS Braganza, from 19.11.1945 Plymouth division RM]
1946 - 1946 Commander, Training Group RM Wales
1946 - 1947 Commander, Commando Group RM
... - ... ...
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County of Worcester, 09.07.1958.
Leigh,
Ronald James
R.J. Leigh

Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
29.03.1925
-
T/2nd Lt. 24.08.1945
T/Lt. 24.02.1946
Lt. 24.06.1946
Capt. 24.06.1954 (retd 26.11.1966)
1945 - (10.1945) Portsmouth Division RM
04.03.1946 - (07.)1946 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
01.09.1946 - (10.1946) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)] (for RN Regulating School T.P.T. duties)
... - ... ...
(01.1954)     40 RM Commando
... - ... ...
Lenham,
Thomas Melvin
"Tommy"
T.M. Lenham
15.03.1912
Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
07.10.1984
Walmer, Deal, Dover district, Kent
Lt. 28.02.1940
A/Capt. 14.07.1940-30.04.1941,
11.07.1945-22.01.1946
A/Maj. 01.05.1941-10.07.1945
Capt. 23.01.1946 (retd 15.03.1957; age)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1957 HM's birthday 1957 [investiture 19.11.1957]
Mentioned in Despatches MID 10.04.1945 service with 21st Army Group 08-10.1944
      served in the ranks for 10 years, 109 days
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) Officer Commanding, "A" Battery, 1st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (5th RM Anti-Aircraft Brigade)
... - ... ...
Loudoun,
Robert Beverley
R.B. Loudoun R.B. Loudoun
08.07.1922
-
28.12.1998
T/Lt. 17.11.1941
A/T/Capt. 15.04.1943
... ...
Maj.Gen. 1971? (retd 1975)

CB 1973, OBE 1965

... - ... ...
1943 - (06.)1944 43 RM Commando (Central Mediterranean)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) RM Holding Commando
... - ... ...
Lukis,
Wilfrid Boyd Fellowes

W.B.F. Lukis (© Imperial War Museum (A 27301)) W.B.F. Lukis
 
24.02.1896
Ceylon
-
11.01.1969
Meonstoke, Hampshire
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.10.1913
... ...
Bt. Lt.Col. 30.06.1937
Lt.Col. 16.02.1939
Col. 2nd Comdt. 05.05.1943, seniority 30.06.1940
A/Col. Comdt. 11.08.1942-31.05.1944
Col. Comdt. 01.06.1944
T/Brig. 11.08.1942-04.08.1945
A/Maj.Gen. 15.04.1943-30.05.1944,
01.06.1945-04.08.1945
Maj.Gen. 05.08.1945 (retd 01.10.1945 & recalled to service) (dispersal 31.05.1946) (reverted to retd 29.08.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1943 New Year 43 [investiture 12.12.44]
01.10.1913     commissioned, RM
... - ... ...
22.02.1939 - 31.01.1940 Plymouth Division RM
01.02.1940 - 29.02.1940 Portsmouth division RM
01.03.1940 - (08.)1941 Commander, Coast Artillery Brigade, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 1
(10.)1941 - 25.04.1942 Commanding Officer, Coast Artillery Regiment (1) RM, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 1
26.04.1942 - 10.08.1942 Commanding Officer, 1st Coast Regiment RM, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 1
11.08.1942 - 14.04.1943 Commander, Air Defence Brigade, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 1
15.04.1943 - 30.05.1944 General Officer Commanding, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 1
05.08.1944 - 04.08.1945 also RM ADC to HM the King
30.05.1944 - 31.05.1945 Commandant, Plymouth Division RM
01.06.1945 - 18.07.1945 Commandant, RM Engineers, redesignated:
19.07.1945 - 30.05.1946 General Officer Commanding, RM Engineers
Lumley,
Heaton
Photo: HMS Hood Association
Son of Frederick Davidson Lumley, an RN Staff Surgeon, and Martha Codrington Lumley (née ....) (1873-1952).
Married (24.05.1924, Hampstead district, London) Olwen Esther Joan Pryse (12.06.1897 - 28.06.1940).


18.01.1900
Haulbowline, Cork, Ireland
-
24.05.1941
MPK a/b HMS Hood
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial]
2nd Lt. 01.09.1917
A/Lt. 20.12.1918
Lt. 1919?, seniority 20.12.1918
Capt. 01.09.1928
Maj. 01.09.1938
01.09.1917     commissioned into the RM Artillery, soon transferred to RM
01.09.1917 - ? Depot RM, Deal
? - 29.01.1919 RM Artillery, Eastney
30.01.1919 - 25.07.1919 HMS Barham
26.07.1919 - 30.08.1919 7th RM Battalion
31.08.1919 - 30.09.1920 HMS Barham
01.10.1920 - 08.03.1921 RM Artillery Division
09.03.1921 - 30.11.1922 HMS Iron Duke
01.12.1922 - 07.09.1923 RM Heavy Battery (Gallipoli)
08.09.1923 - 09.11.1923 Portsmouth Division RM
10.11.1923 - 10.05.1924 Depot RM, Deal
11.05.1924 - 27.02.1925 Portsmouth Division RM
28.02.1925 - 01.03.1926 Portsmouth Division RM (at Plymouth) [02.03.1925-31.01.1925 Assistant Instructor of Gunnery]
02.03.1926 - 14.05.1928 Plymouth Division RM
15.05.1928 - 12.09.1928 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean) [arrived 14.09.1928 at Plymouth from Malta]
13.09.1928 - 23.04.1929 Plymouth Division RM
24.04.1929 - 05.08.1929 RM Officer, HMS Cambrian (cruiser)
06.08.1929 - 08.09.1929 Plymouth Division RM (at Chatham)
09.09.1929 - 15.09.1930 HMS Frobisher
16.09.1930 - 28.04.1931

RM Officer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet) & since 16.09.1930 also for training Land Artillery Specialists in Atlantic Fleet

29.04.1931 - 30.08.1931 Plymouth Division RM
31.08.1931 - 23.09.1933 RM Officer, HMS Champion (cruiser; gunnery and torpedo school cruiser, Portsmouth)
24.09.1933 - 20.11.1933 Plymouth Division RM
21.11.1933 - 14.06.1934 Plymouth Division RM (at Portsmouth)
15.06.1934 - 07.07.1934 Plymouth Division RM
08.07.1934 - 27.07.1934 Plymouth Division RM (at Chatham)
28.07.1934 - 30.08.1934 HMS Valiant
31.08.1934 - 06.09.1935 Plymouth Division RM
07.09.1935 - 16.09.1935 Portsmouth Division RM
17.09.1935 - 05.12.1935 HMS President IV
06.12.1935 - 31.03.1936 Plymouth Division, RM [06.12.1935 incoming passenger from Malta for RN Hospital, Gosport, with last place of residence Egypt]
01.04.1936 - 31.05.1939 Chatham Division RM (Instructor of Gunnery (S.S.))
01.06.1939 - 24.05.1941 Officer Commanding, RM Detachment, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) & from 01.06.1939-19.03.1940 as Squadron RM Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron
Lumsden,
Bruce John David
"Bertie"

Son of Col. Henry Lumsden, Indian Army, and Ethel ...
23.07.1907
Chichester, Westhampnett district, Sussex
-
30.04.1965
[Kensington, London ?]
2nd Lt.
01.09.1926
Lt.
27.06.1930
Capt.
3011.1936
A/Maj.
09.09.1941-30.11.1942,
08.01.1944-02.03.1944
Brev. Maj.
31.12.1942
Maj.
04.01.1946
A/Lt.Col.
01.12.1942-07.01.1944,
03.03.1944-13.09.1944
Lt.Col.
31.12.1950
A/Col.
14.09.1944-(04.1946)
Col.
30.06.1954 (retd 22.12.1957)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1958
New Year 58
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45
Education: Cheltenham College.
1925


Cadet, RN, HMS Thunderer
1926
-
1929
various courses
(08.1929)


Portsmouth Division RM
04.09.1930
-
(01.)1932
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) [until 02.12.1930 probationary]
1932?


HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China Station)
20.06.1932
-
(09.)1932
Specialist Physical and Recreational Training Course, Portsmouth
1932
-
1935
Physical Training Officer, Plymouth Division RM
(02.1936)
-
(02.1937)
Plymouth Division RM
29.06.1937
-
(08.)1939
RM Officer, HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Mediterranean Station)
1939
-
1940
Adjutant, Chatham Division, RM
1940
-
1942
RM Division
(08.1942)


101st RM Brigade
01.12.1942
-
12.1943

Commanding Officer, 41 RM Commando (Sicily & Salerno)

27.01.1944
-
(04.)1944
HMS Dorlin (Combined Operations base, Dorling House, Acharacle, Argyll)
(06.1944)


RM Training Group Wales
29.09.1944
-
(07.)1945
Staff of JSM, Washington & British Combined Operations Representative with US Amphibious Forces, Pacific [HMS Saker]
15.10.1945
-
1947
Staff of Combined Chiefs of Staff, Washington, DC, as Chief of Combined Operations Representative [HMS Saker]
1946


War Office Observer, Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests
1948


raised RM Forces Volunteer Reserve
1949
-
1952
Commanding Officer, 40 RM Commando (Hong Kong and Malaya)
1953
-
1955
Fleet RM Officer, Home Fleet [HMS Vanguard]
1955
-
1957
Commanding Officer, Depot RM and Commandant RM School of Music, Deal
Common Cryer and Serjeant-At-Arms City of London, 1958; Swordbearer to the Lord Mayor of London, 1959-1961. Hon. Col RMFVR (City of London) 1961-.Comdt United Service Corps of Commissionaires, since 1958; Director: Pimms Ltd; H. D. Davies and Co. Ltd; Express Travel and Transport Co.
 
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