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Ransome,
Charles Edward Cedric
C.E.C. Ransome

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01.08.1900
Ipswich
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21.08.1951
United Services Club, Pall Mall, London (formerly of Sproughton, near Ipswich)
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.01.1919
Lt. 01.01.1922
Capt. 01.01.1930
Maj. 08.08.1939
A/Lt.Col. 15.10.1943-03.01.1946
Lt.Col. 04.01.1946
local Col. 07.06.1948-22.05.1950
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29.01.1945 - 16.02.1947 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1) (Staff Duties), Headquarters Staff RM (RM Office)
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Reading,
Arnold Hughes Eagleton
A,H,E, Reading (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Arnold)

Son of Rev. Mark Alfred Reading, of Heilbron, Orange Free State, South Africa & of Rugby.
Married (1933) Phoebe Ruth Elisabeth Powell (died 2002).

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03.04.1896
Heilbron, Orange Free State, South Africa
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04.01.1975
Sellicks Green, Taunton, Somerset
Prob. 2nd Lt. 22.08.1914
Lt. 27.03.1915
Capt. 07.05.1918
Maj. 15.06.1932
Lt.Col. 03.04.1939
T/Col. 08.09.1939-25.01.1940
Col. 2nd Comdt. 03.10.1943, seniority 03.04.1942
A/Col.Comdt. 11.02.1942
Col. 2nd Comdt. (A/Col.Comdt.) (T/Brig.) 03.10.1943
Col.Comdt. (T/Brig.) 01.10.1945
T/Brig. 11.02.1942-(01.1946)
Maj.Gen. 03.01.1946 (retd 24.11.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 1946 [investiture 28.10.1947]
Education: Cranleigh School.
22.08.1914     commissioned, Royal Marines
21.11.1922 - (01.1925) HMS Emperor of India (battleship)
26.07.1925 - 04.04.1926 Adjutant, Chatham Division RM (temporarily)
(05.1926)     no appointment listed
22.01.1927 - 21.01.1931 Adjutant, Plymouth Division RM
12.05.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
1932 - (09.1932) Plymouth Division RM
23.03.1933 - (07.1934) HMS Leander (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
? - (02.)1935 Plymouth Division RM
30.01.1935 - 29.01.1938 Instructor of [S.A.?], Portsmouth Division RM
(06.1938) - (04.)1939 RM Depot, Deal
19.08.1939 - 25.08.1939 Chatham Division RM
26.08.1939 - 31.10.1939 HMS Warspite
08.09.1939 - 25.01.1940 Fleet RM Officer, Mediterranean Station [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
26.01.1940 - 29.02.1940 Depot RM Deal
01.03.1940 - 10.02.1942 Commanding Officer, 5th RM Battalion (RM Brigade, later 101st RM Brigade) (Cowshot Camp, Hampshire, then Tenby, South Wales, then Freetown, then Scotland)
11.02.1942 - 23.03.1942 AIDF on staff of 5th Sea Lord [HMS President (for duty inside Admiralty)]
24.03.1942 - 25.08.1943 Commander, 102nd RM Brigade
26.08.1943 - 24.11.1944 HQ Staff RM, RM Office (London):
02.09.1943 - 24.11.1944 Brigadier, Administration
25.11.1944 - 31.05.1945 Commander, RM Training Group Devon
01.06.1945 - 23.11.1946 Commander, Plymouth Division RM
01.10.1945 - 02.01.1946 also: RM ADC to the King
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Somerset, 1955. Played First Class cricket for the Navy in 1929.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Reynolds,
Michael Boyd
"Mike"
M.B. Reynolds

11.09.1920
-
2004
Argyll, Oban, Scotland
2nd Lt.
01.09.1939
Prob. Lt.
16.02.1941
Lt.
10.11.1941, seniority 16.02.1941
A/Capt.
06.08.1943-15.02.1949
Capt.
16.02.1949 (retd 1960s)
local Maj.
26.09.1952-21.07.1954
A/Maj.
22.07.1954-25.03.1955,
28.04.1961-...
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
Normandy
(04.1940)


RM course, Portsmouth
(02.1941)


RM Reserve Depot, Exton
(08.1942)
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(06.1943)
RM Military School
(08.1943)
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(12.1943)
RM Office
02.03.1944
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06.06.1944
A Troop Commander, 48 RM Commando (Normandy; seriously wounded at St. Aubin; evacuated)
05.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Abercrombie (monitor)
(04.1946)


Portsmouth Division RM
13.05.1946
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(07.1948)
HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
(05.1950)


Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve, London
01.10.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Royal Prince (naval base, Germany)
(01.1956)


HMS President *
10.06.1961
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(07.1961)
Assistant Naval Attaché & Assistant Military Attaché, Rangoon
(02.1963)


HMS President *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Richards,
John Frazer
J.F. Richards (© Imperial War Museum (A 30191))

From Whitchurch.
28.02.1923
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05.06.1992
Stratford upon Avon, South Warwickshire
Prob. T/2nd Lt. 13.11.1942
T/Lt. 13.05.1943
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 28.11.1944 Operation Sunbeam 06.1944 [investiture 18.05.1945]
(12.1942) - (10.1944) Portsmouth Division RM
(01.1945) - (10.1945) RM Boom Patrol Defence Unit
Richardson,
Martin Norman Heastey
M.N.H. Richardson
?
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?
... ...
T/Maj. 04.11.1941
A/T/Lt.Col. 05.01.1945
... - ... ...
Ries,
Norman Charles
N.C. Ries N.C. Ries
N.C. Ries (© Imperial War Museum (H 39029))

Son of Charles Edward Ries, and Lilian Annie Tobutt, of Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Married 1st ((09?).1945, Dunmow district, Essex) Hilda M. Stamper (12.09.1912 - (09?).1948).
Married 2nd ((12?).1950, Surrey North Western district, Surrey) Elizabeth Meriel Barwys Ord (née Bourne) (27.09.1917 - 26.07.2011), only child of Gen. Sir Alan George Barwys. Bourne, KCB, DSO, MVO, RM (1882-1967), and Lilian Mary Poole Gabbett, of Torquay, Devon; two daughters.
06.04.1911
Romford, London
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27.12.1975
Crowborough, Uckfield district, East Sussex
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.09.1929
Prob.Lt. 01.09.1932
Lt. 04.08.1933, seniority 01.09.1932
Capt. 26.08.1937
A/Maj. 13.07.1942-30.12.1946
Maj. 31.12.1946
A/Lt.Col. 01.08.1943-07.04.1946
local Lt.Col. 18.11.1948
Lt.Col. 30.06.1952
Col. 30.06.1956 (retd 1960?)
A/Brig. 24.02.1958-27.12.1960
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 31.12.1960 New Year 1961 [investiture 21.02.1961]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1946 New Year 1946
Mentioned in Desptaches MID 19.08.1941 Cyrenaica operations
Education: Reading School.
... - ... ...
20.01.1935 - 31.03.1935 employed under Air Ministry
... - ... ...
1939 - 1945 served Far East, Mediterranean & NW Europe:
13.08.1938 - (06.)1941 HMS Terror (monitor) (despatches)
24.07.1941 - (02.)1942 Assistant Superintendent Small Arms School RM
(04.)1942 - (08.)1942 1st Battalion RM (102nd RM Brigade)
1942 - (10.)1942 2nd Battalion RM (102nd RM Brigade)
(12.)1942 - (04.)1943 Second-in-Command, 2nd Battalion RM (102nd RM Brigade)
1943 - (06.)1943 General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), RM Division
01.08.1943 - 06.1944 Commanding Officer, 45 RM Commando
25.09.1944 - 28.01.1945 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1) (Staff Duties), Headquarters Staff RM (RM Office)
(04.)1945 - (10.)1945 Commanding Officer, 33rd RM Battalion (117th RM Infantry Brigade) (OBE)
? - 07.04.1946 Commanding Officer, Officer Cadet Training Unit RM (Thurlestone)
... - ... ...
12.1948 - 08.1950 Commanding Officer, 45 RM Commando
... - ... ...
10.10.1955 - ... Fleet RM Officer Mediterranean and Adviser on Amphibious Warfare to Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces in the Mediterranean (AFMED)
... - ... ...
22.08.1958 - 28.12.1960 also RM ADC to HM the Queen
28.02.1958 - (01.1960) Commandant, Joint Services Amphibious Warfare Centre (Poole, Dorset) (CBE)
Roberts,
Geoffrey Winston
G.W. Roberts
?
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?
... ...
T/Maj. 24.06.1943
A/T/Lt.Col. 10.04.1945
      RM Engineers
... - ... ...
Robinson,
Joe
J. Robinson

Married (08.1924) Gladys Jane Arnold.
25.12.1894
-
06.06.1968
Dover district, Kent
L/Cpl. 21.02.1914
Cpl. 02.11.1914
L/Sgt. 27.09.1918
Sgt. 21.10.1918
A/RM Gnr. 30.04.1920
Prob. 2nd Lt. 06.04.1921
2nd Lt. 05.09.1922
A/Lt. 30.03.1923
Lt. 09.11.1923, seniority 30.02.1923
Capt. 01.10.1931 (retd 25.12.1939; age) (recalled 25.12.1939)
A/Maj. 22.07.1941-11.10.1945 (reverted to retd 12.10.1945; granted War Service Rank of Maj.)
11.07.1912     attested RM
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13.12.1938 - 16.08.1945 Chatham Division RM
Roebuck,
Kenneth
K. Roebuck
?
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?
T/2nd Lt. 24.03.1944
T/A/Lt. 04.09.1944
T/Lt. 24.09.1944 (reld 12.08.1946)
09.04.1944 - (04.)1946 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Ross,
Gerald Whitehill
G.W. Ross (© Imperial War Museum (A 16286)) G.W. Ross

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19.09.1904
Poona, India
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26.08.1988
Portsmouth, Hampshire
T/2nd Lt. ?
Capt. 01.09.1934
A/Maj. 26.08.1940-19.05.1944
Maj. 20.05.1944
A/Lt.Col. 02.12.1944-14.01.1946
Lt.Col. 30.06.1947 (retd 27.02.1952)
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15.05.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Howe (King George V class battleship)
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