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Mackinnon, J.W.
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J.W. Mackinnon  to  T.D. Mycroft
Mackinnon,
John Withers

Son of James and Helen W. Mackinnon, of Glasgow.
15.07.1921
-
23.03.1943
[age 22]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 93]
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
15.05.1942     commissioned, Royal Marines [temporary commission]
25.05.1942 - 27.06.1942 Platoon Weapons Course, RM Division
(08.1942) - 23.03.1943 RM Boom Patrol Detachment [borne on Portsmouth Division, RM] (captured on 12.12.1942 during the Operation Frankton, the RM canoe raid on the River Gironde, imprisoned for some months and executed by the Germans in Paris) 
Macmillan,
Ian Macleod

I.M. Macmillan
22.10.1919
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
-
1992
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Army:  
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 08.05.1943 [269654]
WS/Lt. 08.11.1943 (reld 01.08.1944)
RM:  
T/Lt. 01.08.1944, seniority 08.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: University of Edinburgh (1st year Classics student, 1939).
1939     enlisted, Army
08.05.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.08.1944     transferred, Royal Marines
(10.1944) - (01.)1945 29th RM Battalion
(04.)1945 - (07.1945) No. 1 (Assault) Squadron, 34th Amphibian Support Regiment RM
Became qualified in Dentistry from Glasgow University, 29.10.1951 (LDS, RFPS).
Macpherson,
Michael Stuart

M.S. Macpherson
Son of Cdr. Alan Duncan Leslie Macpherson, DSC, RN (1894-1960), and Sybil Ada Phillips (1896-1959).
10.08.1919
Red Lodge, Craneswater Park, Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
09.10.1944
(KIA) [age 25]
[Tirana Park Memorial Cemetery, Albania]
T/2nd Lt. 10.10.1940
T/Lt. 10.04.1941
A/T/Capt. 29.07.1943
(02.1941) - (04.)1944 Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1)
(12.1941)     Orderly Officer, No. 11 Searchlight Regiment
1944 - (06.)1944 RM Training Group Wales
1944 - 09.10.1944 40 RM Commando
Marsh,
Alan Edward

A.E. Marsh
05.05.1912
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
12.04.2001
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
01.01.1935
Lt.
21.05.1937
Capt.
13.01.1941 (retd 30.09.1953)
T/Maj.
17.01.1944-(01.1946)



served in the ranks for 4 years, 45 days
(07.1935)
-
(02.1936)
Portsmouth Division, RM
?
-
(02.)1937
RM Depot, Deal
1937
-
(07.)1937
Plymouth Division, RM
01.07.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
1938
-
(06.)1938
Plymouth Division, RM
27.06.1938
-
(08.)1938
pilots' course, No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School, Sywell
10.09.1938
-
(04.)1939
pilots' course, No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon
(08.1939)
-
(04.1940)
Fleet Air Arm
21.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
pilot, 802 Squadron FAA [HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)]
05.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)]
14.05.1942
-
10.1942
Commanding Officer, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton)]
(02.1943)
-
(12.1943)
RM Planning Section, Combined Operations HQ
18.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
Lieutenant-Commander, Flying, HMS Rajah (escort carrier)
31.12.1944
-
11.06.1945
HMS Khedive (escort carrier)
12.06.1945
-
21.11.1945
HMS Bambara (RN Air Station, Trincomalee)
?
-
(04.1946)
Plymouth Division, RM
?
-
(07.1948)
42 Commando RM
?
-
(05.1950)
Plymouth Division, RM
?
-
(05.1953)
RM Barracks, Eastney
Published: Flying marines (1980)
Marshall,
Lionel Guy Bradford

A. Moore
Son of Harry Guy Marshall, and Florence Edna Marshall (née McConnell), of Tealby, Lincolnshire.
(03?).1918
Westhampnett district, Sussex
-
03.02.1945
(KIA) [age 27]
[Bari War Cemetery, Italy, VII.D.4]
T/2nd Lt.
01.12.1939
T/Lt.
01.06.1940
A/T/Capt.
< 06.1944
Military Cross MC
08.02.1944
capture of Termoli 30.10.43 (Italy)
Military Cross MC
18.04.1944
crossing Barigliano 22.01.44
?
-
(04.1940)
3rd Battalion, RM Brigade
?
-
(02.1941)
3rd Battalion, 102nd RM Brigade
?
-
(12.1941)
3rd Battalion, 101st RM Brigade
(08.1942)
-
(10.1943)
101st RM Brigade
(12.1943)
-
(04.1944)
HQ Special Service Group
(06.1944)
-
03.02.1945
40 RM Commando [killed in action]
Martin,
William Hynd Norrie
see: RN officers' section  
Mascall,
Reginald George
"Reggie"

R.G. Mascall
Son of Capt. George Percival Yorke Mascall (1881-1964), and Florence May Hearn (1890-1968), of St John's Wood.
Married 1st (31.10.1936, All Saints' Catholic Church, Oxted, Surrey South Eastern district; marriage dissolved) Adelaide Rona Windle (21.08.1913 - (09?).1980), younger daughter of Ronald Gage Windle (1877-1962), and Edith Sarah E. Barrow (1873-1918), of Stonycroft, Limpsfield, Surrey; one daughter. She remarried ((06?).1945, Windsor district, Berkshire) Henry George Sydney Robson (1899-1978).
Married 2nd Phyllis Helen Yannedis (27.01.1907 - 02.2002), daughter of Paul Christo Yannedis (1877-1951), and Mabel Ellen L. Harding (1879-1931), of Broomwater, West Teddington; two sons. She married previously ((12?).1932, Kingston district, Surrey) Hubert Frank Stewart Emerson (1907-1973).
(09?).1909
East Stonehouse district, Devon
-
(03?).1966
Westminster district, London
(died of cancer)
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.09.1928
Prob. Lt. 01.09.1931
Lt. 26.04.1932, seniority 01.09.1931
Capt. 24.07.1937 (resigned commission 06.10.1937)
T/Lt. 06.10.1941
T/A/Capt. 18.11.1941
T/Capt. 18.09.1942 (reld 03.05.1946) (re-activated?) (commission terminated 01.03.1952)
Army:  
Lt. 01.03.1952, seniority 04.08.1947 [421315]
Capt. 04.08.1953
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [decoration posted]
03.01.1929 - (08.1929) course for Prob. 2nd Lts. RM, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
? - (04.)1930 RM Depot Deal
(08.)1930 - (02.)1931 Plymouth Division RM
27.10.1931 - (08.)1934 HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
1934 - (11.1934) Chatham Division RM
? - (02.)1935 Portsmouth Division RM
1935 - (07.)1935 Chatham Division RM
14.09.1935 - (02.)1936 HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Australia)
1936 - (08.)1936 HMS President IV (base defences, Mediterranean)
(10.)1936 - (01.)1937 Chatham Division RM
1937 - (02.)1937 Portsmouth Division RM
15.04.1937 - (07.)1937 HMS Coventry (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
18.11.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)
22.09.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Berwick (cruiser) (DSC)
01.03.1952 - 01.03.1956 commissioned, Royal Pioneer Corps [short service commission]
01.03.1956 - 1959? Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Mason,
Robert

R. Mason
?
-
?
? [PLY/114362]
T/Lt.
06.08.1942
T/A/Capt.
05.10.1943?-(04.1944)
Mentioned in Despatches MID
12.02.1946
NW Europe
(08.1942)
-
(10.1943)
RM Division
05.10.1943
-
(04.)1944
HMS Dorlin (Combined Operations base, Acharacle, Argyll)
(06.)1944
-
(10.1944)
RM Training Group Devon
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
RM Engineers
Maton,
John Richard

J.R. Maton (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) J.R. Maton (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
J.R. Maton (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) J.R. Maton (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
Son (with five sisters and three brothers) of Charles Edward Maton (1877-1937), and Edith Frances Chandler (1883-1962).
Married (04.03.1944, St. Mark's, Portsmouth, Hampshire) Patricia Dugan (02.11.1919 - 03.09.1999), daughter of Patrick Dugan (1871-1950), and Ruby Rose Beatrice Evans (1887-1983); one daughter, one son.
09.12.1917
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
23.08.1973
St Pancras district, London (formerly of Chatham)
T/2nd Lt. 15.08.1940
T/Lt. 15.02.1941 (reld 28.03.1946)
T/A/Capt. 12.04.1943-(03.1944),
24.03.1944-(10.1945)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 04.04.1944 services in Italy
Education: Sir Joseph Williamson's Maths School.
02.09.1940 - 12.10.1940 Probationary Temporary 2ne Lieutenant's Abbreviated Course
(10.1940)     Portsmouth Division RM
(12.)1940 - (02.)1941 8th Battalion, 103rd RM Brigade
(04.1941)     Chatham Division RM
(06.1941)     RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (2)
(08.)1941 - (02.)1942 RM Signal Company, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (2)
(04.1942)     RM Signal School
(06.)1942 - (08.)1942 RM Division Signals
(10.)1942 - (12.1942) RM Signal Company, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (2)
(02.1943) - (04.)1944 Officer Commanding, "B" Cable Section, No. 1 Company, Group Signals, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (2) (despatches)
(06.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
? - (01.)1945 Chatham Division RM
03.03.1945 - (10.1945) Instructor of Signalling, Chatham Division RM
Maude,
Neil Stanley Eustace

N.S.E. Maude
21.04.1920
-
06.1987
Yeovil district, Somerset
2nd Lt.
01.09.1938
Lt.
14.04.1940
A/Capt.
06.06.1942-16.12.1943,
01.09.1944-(01.1946)
Capt.
14.04.1948
A/Maj.
17.12.1943-31.08.1944
Maj.
30.06.1956
Lt.Col.
31.12.1961
Col.
31.12.1965 (retd late 1960s?)
A/Brig.
01.03.1968
Mentioned in Despatches MID
29.08.1944
Italy
(10.1938)
-
(02.)1939
RM Course, Plymouth
(04.)1939
-
(04.)1940
RM Course, Portsmouth
05.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Cornwall (cruiser)
1941
-
(12.1941)
RM Depot, Deal
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
(02.1943)
-
(12.1943)
Commando Group RM
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
40 RM Commando
20.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Belfast (cruiser)
?
-
(07.1948)
RM Depot, Deal
?
-
(05.1949)
Staff College, Camberley
19.12.1949
-
(05.1950)
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) (Plans and Staff Duties), General Staff, Royal Marine HQ [= RM Office]
?
-
(05.1953)
HMS President (Admiralty) *
?
-
(04.1955)
Infantry Training Centre, RM
?
-
(01.1956)
40 RM Commando
?
-
(01.1957)
RM Barracks, Eastney
?
-
(07.1961)
Infantry Training Centre, RM
15.01.1962
-
(02.1963)
Commanding Officer, 45 RM Commando
16.09.1963
-
(02.1964)
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Training), General Staff, Royal Marine HQ [= RM Office]
(02.1968)
-
(02.1969)
Plymouth Group RM
* indexed, but not listed as such
Maul,
Richard Henry Leigh
R.H.L. Maul (Photo: Dunedin Society)
Son of ... Maul, and ... Hoskyns.
19.06.1917
Banbury district, Northamptonshire / Oxfordshire / Warwickshire
-
24.11.1941
[age 24]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 58, column 2]
2nd Lt.
01.01.1936
A/Lt.
04.01.1938-31.01.1938
Lt.
01.02.1938
A/Capt.
01.04.1940-24.11.1941
?
-
(02.1936)
RM Depot, Deal
?
-
(02.)1937
Portsmouth Division RM
1937
-
(07.1937)
RM Depot, Deal
04.01.1938
-
08.1939
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
26.08.1939
-
24.11.1941
HMS Dunedin (cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk by U-124 in South Atlantic]
Maxwell,
John

J. Maxwell
Son of Arthur Henry and Vereana Estelle Beresford Maxwell, of Corduff, Co. Dublin, Irish Republic.
12.08.1913
-
20.07.1945
[age 32]
[Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, collective grace 23.A.12-14]
2nd Lt.
01.01.1932
Lt.
01.01.1935
Capt.
22.05.1939
A/Maj.
20.04.1944-20.07.1945
Bt. Maj.
30.06.1944
(09.1932)
-
(05.)1933
RM Depot, Deal
1933
-
(06.1933)
Chatham Division RM
?
-
(01.)1934
Portsmouth Division RM
1934
-
(07.1934)
Plymouth Division RM
04.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(02.1936)
 
 
no appointment listed
03.06.1936
-
(02.)1937
HMS Ramillies (battleship)
1937
-
(07.)1937
Plymouth Division RM
10.07.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Coventry (cruiser) (Portsmouth)
(06.)1938
-
(08.)1938
Plymouth Division RM
(10.)1938
-
(08.)1939
Portsmouth Division RM
07.10.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
1941
-
(12.1941)
Portsmouth Division RM
24.03.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Anson (battleship)
?
-
(04.1944)
Portsmouth Division RM
(06.1944)
-
(10.1944)
no appointment listed
(03.1945)
-
20.07.1945
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
[head of a Small Operations Group party that had landed by canoe from a submarine in March 1945 on the island of Phuket on the West Coast of Siam (Thailand) (Operation Copyright); captured and eventually killed (beheaded) by th Japanese [story]]
McLean,
Arthur Nigel Fitzroy
M.J. Cotton

 
?
?
-
?
?
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
25.05.1942 - 27.06.1942 Platoon Weapons Course, RM Division
1942 - (08.)1942 7th Battalion, 101st RM Brigade
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) Plymouth Divison RM
Messer-Bennetts,
Michael

M. Messer-Bennetts (© Imperial War Museum (A 23692))
31.08.1908
St Feock, Cornwall
-
08.2005
Truro district, Cornwall
... ...
T/Capt. 12.02.1942
T/A/Maj. 12.11.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
... - ... ...
01.09.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(06.1944)     on staff of Assault Group S3 (Normandy)
24.07.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Lothian (landing ship, infantry (headquarters))
08.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(10.1945)     Portsmouth Division, RM
Moore,
Arthur

A. Moore
Son of Charles Francis Moore, and Ruth Mary Moore (née Watts); husband of Irene Madeline Moore, of Southsea, Hampshire, England.
1908 ?
South Yorkshire
-
18.02.1945
(KIA) [age 37]
[Sydney War Cemetery, V.C. 13]
Clr.Sgt.
? [Ch.24477]
T/Lt.
16.09.1944
16.09.1944


commissioned, Royal Marines [temporary commission]
Morris,
Hector Philip
H.P. Morris

 
14.10.1910
West Ham district, Essex
-
23.12.1987
Clare, Sudbury district, Suffolk
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
25.05.1942 - 27.06.1942 Platoon Weapons Course, RM Division
1942 - (08.)1942 1st Battalion, 101st RM Brigade
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) 42nd RM Commando
Cotton,
Michael James
M.J. Cotton

 
?
?
-
?
?
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
25.05.1942 - 27.06.1942 Platoon Weapons Course, RM Division
1942 - (08.)1942 1st Battalion, 101st RM Brigade
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) 42nd RM Commando
Morson,
Peter Lincoln

P.L. Morson (Photo courtesy of Mr Stephen Morson)
Eldest son (with two brothers) of Albert Clifford Morson (1882-1975), and Adela Frances M. Phene (1891-1982), of London NW11.
Married 1st (02.08.1957) Joan Barley, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Barley, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; two sons, two daughters
Married 2nd Mary Evans Gummey; two stepdaughters.
18.05.1919
Hampstead district, Greater London
-
07.02.2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
T/2nd Lt. 28.10.1939
T/A/Lt. 16.02.1940
T/Lt. 28.04.1940 (reld 21.07.1950)
T/A/Capt. 30.12.1940
WS/Capt. ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 04.10.1940 Norway
Education: Beaumont College, Windsor; Magdalene College, Cambridge.
(12.)1939 - (04.)1940 Portsmouth Division RM
(05.)1940 - 05?.1941 Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (1):
(05.)1940 - (08.)1940 21st RM Light Battery
(10.1940) - (12.1940) no appointment listed
(02.1941) - 05?.1941 Second-in-Command, 23rd Light Battery, No. 2 RM Anti-Aircraft Regiment (served at Crete [captured])
05?.1941 - 1945 POW (No. 3374) in German captivity (Oflag O 7B, Fuchstaat, Germany)
Muldowney,
Ronald Samuel Ivor

R.S.I. Muldowney (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 31875))
Son of ... Muldowney, and ... Alec.
Married ((03?).1942,
Plymouth district, Devon) Betty I. Westlake.
07.05.1914
Plymouth district, Devon
-
12.1999
Plymouth district, Devon
... ...
Lt. 26.09.1940
A/Capt. 21.09.1943
Capt. 26.09.1948 (retd 31.07.1957)
War Service Rank of Maj. 31.07.1957
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) 46 RM Commando
... - ... ...
Mycroft,
Thomas David

T.D. Mycroft
(03?).1916
Bedwelty district, Monmouthshire
-
07.02.2007
...
...
T/Capt.
29.11.1942
T/Maj.
?
...
-
...
..
?
-
(07.1945)
5th RM Anti-Aircraft Brigade
 
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