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Salmons,
Bryan Harvey
B.H. Salmons
Son of George Herbert Salmons, and Ellen Edith Phillpot.
Brother of Maj. Thomas Cardus Salmons, RM.
27.04.1907
Teddington, Kingston district, Middlesex
-
15.10.1988
Quarr, Ryde, Isle of Wight
T/2nd Lt.
15.01.1940
A/T/Lt.
20.05.1940
T/Lt.
15.07.1940
A/T/Capt.
01.10.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
25.03.1949
?



served in the ranks in the Artists Rifles pre-war
?
-
(04.1940)
Portsmouth Division RM
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
Land Defence Force [later 11th RM Battalion (LDF)], Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization [MNBDO] (1)
?
-
14.09.1942
Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization [MNBDO] (1)
[captured on Operation Agreement, the attack on Tobruk]
14.09.1942
-
(05.1945?)
prisoner of war [according to London Times 06.01.1943]
?
-
(07.1945)
Lympstone [Commando Training Centre?]
Manager, Banana Importers (retired).
Salmons,
Thomas Cardus
T.C. Salmons
Son of George Herbert Salmons, and Ellen Edith Phillpot.
Brother of Capt. Bryan Harvey Salmons, RM.
14.01.1910
Teddington, Kingston district, Middlesex
-
19.01.2001
Haywards Heath, West Sussex district, Sussex
T/2nd Lt.
01.12.1939
A/T/Lt.
16.02.1940
T/Lt.
01.06.1940
A/T/Capt.
15.04.1941
T/Capt.
22.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
A/T/Maj.
22.04.1943
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
25.03.1949
?



served in the ranks in the Artists Rifles pre-war (personal no. 6792097)
(04.1940)
-
(06.)1943
5th Battalion, RM Brigade (from 1941 101st RM Brigade)
(08.)1943
-
(04.)1944
45 RM Commando
1944
-
(06.)1944
RM Training Group Wales
(10.)1944
-
(07.1945)
30 Assault Unit (under Special Service Group, from 12.1944 Commando Group)
Salter,
John Dane Henderson
J.D.H. Salter
05.07.1917
-
02.11.1994
Whitchurch, Tavistock, Devon
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.09.1936
Lt. 01.10.1938
A/Capt. 13.09.1941-12.10.1942
Capt. 17.10.1945
A/Maj. 13.10.1942-08.08.1949
Maj. 31.12.1951 (retd 05.07.1966)
local Lt.Col. 26.10.1963-04.07.1966
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 1944
... - ... ...
? - (06.)1944 Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (2) (MBE)
(10.1944) - (01.)1945 Special Service Group [from 12.1944 Commando Group] (waiting disposal)
(04.)1945 - (10.1945) General Staff Officer, grade 2 (Operations), Commando Group
(04.1946)     Commando Group *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Sandall,
Thomas Bernard Washbourn
T.B.W. Sandall (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Barnes) T.B.W. Sandall
T.B.W. Sandall
Son of Col. Thomas Edward Sandall, CMG, of Oxford.
Married (07.08.1920, St Luke's Church, Bournemouth, Christchurch district, Hampshire) Kathleen Elsie Norah "Noreen" Nethercoate (29.09.1897 - 17.12.1976), only daughter of J.A. Nethercoate, of Bournemouth.

27.05.1896
Alford, Spilsby district, Lincolnshire
-
20.04.1979
Bournemouth, Dorset
2nd Lt. 22.08.1914
Lt. 27.03.1915
Capt. 07.05.1918
Maj. 20.02.1933
Lt.Col. 02.10.1939 (retd 27.05.1946; own request)
A/Col. 2nd Cdt. 01.06.1942-15.09.1943,
14.03.1945-27.05.1946
Education: Haileybury (1910.3-1914.2; Thomason House).
22.08.1914     commissioned, RM
      Grand Fleet 1915/18, Russia 1918/19, Turkey 1922/23
... - ... ...
25.09.1938 - 10.04.1940 Portsmouth Division RM
11.04.1940 - 31.05.1940 Home Base Ledger: Officer Commanding, Force Sandall on Operation Valentine
(which occupied the Faroe Islands on 13 Apr 1940 and left on 27 May 1940 having been relieved by an Army infantry battalion; the Force was formally disbanded on 1 Jun 1940)
01.06.1940 - 22.09.1940 Portsmouth Division RM
23.09.1940 - 28.01.1941 RM Reserve Depot, Exton
29.01.1941 - 25.05.1942 Commanding Officer, 7th RM Battalion (103rd RM Brigade)
26.05.1942 - 31.03.1944 Portsmouth Division RM
01.04.1944 - (04.)1944 Officer Commanding, Reception Camp, RM Training Group Wales (Gibraltar Camp, Llanegryn, Towyn)
1944 - 23.08.1944 Commanding Officer, 25th (Training) Battalion (under HQ RM Training Groups)
24.08.1944 - 07.03.1945 Commanding Officer, RM Infantry Training Centre (under HQ RM Training Groups, Devon)
08.03.1945 - 26.05.1946 Chatham Division RM (additional)
Sankey,
Robert Woodall
"Bob"
R.W. Sankey R.W. Sankey
R.W. Sankey (© Imperial War Museum (A 20206))
Married Annie Jeannette "Jean" ... (died 01.05.1977); two sons, one step-daughter, one step-son.
08.04.1909
Derby, Wolverhampton district, Staffordshire
-
18.04.1975
at home, near Hickling, North Walsham district, Norfolk
T/2nd Lt. 15.01.1940
T/Lt. 15.07.1940
T/A/Capt. 06.05.1940
T/A/Maj. 01.10.1941
T/Maj. 02.03.1944
T/A/Lt.Col. 02.12.1943
Distinguished Service Order DSO 21.11.1944 gallant & distinguished service in the field Mediterranean [investiture 27.11.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 28.12.1943 for courage and leadership in operations in North Africa [investiture 27.11.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 20.07.1943 good service Middle East 05-10.42
1940 - (04.)1940 Portsmouth Division RM
(10.)1940 - (06.)1944 11th RM Battalion (Land Defence Force), Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1) [latterly as Commanding Officer]
(10.)1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, 40 RM Commando
1945 - (07.1945) RM Training Establishment Lympstone
? - (04.1946) Portsmouth Division RM
Schooley,
Ralph Gerald
"Gerry"
R.G. Schooley
25.01.1917
Lewisham district, London
-
03.06.1944
(MPK) [age 27]
[Belgrade War Cemetery, Serbia, 3.E.2]
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. 10.04.1941
A/T/Capt. 08.04.1942
Mention in Despatches MID 23.01.1945 operations with Army Italy 01-04.1944
... - ... ...
? - (06.1944) 43rd RM Commando
... - ... ...
Scrutton,
Harold
H. Scrutton
?
-
?
... ...
T/Lt.Col. 09.02.1943
      RM Engineers
... - ... ...
Sendall,
Wilfrid Reginald
W.R. Sendall

Son (with one brother) of William Sendall (1879-1959), elementary school teacher, and Mabel Annie Griffin (1883-1957).
Married ((03?).1935, St Pancras district, Middlesex) Gladys Maud Mary George (09.04.1911 - 14.02.2003), daughter (with three sisters and one brother) of Edward Thomas George (1878-1970), and Martha Maud Taylor (1883-); one daughter, one son.
12.01.1911
Malvern, Upton on Severn district, Worcestershire
-
13.02.2002
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
T/Lt. 17.03.1941
T/Lt. 17.09.1941
A/T/Capt. 01.01.1942
T/Capt. 28.12.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
A/T/Maj. 28.09.1944
Journalist, News Chronicle (for 9 years).
      RM Officer Cadet Training Unit (Thurlestone)
(04.)1941 - (06.)1941 RM Division *
(08.1941) - (10.)1942 15th (Support) [later: Machine Gun] Battalion, RM Division
(12.)1942 - (04.)1943 Second-in-Command, 1 RM (Machine Gun) Company, 15th (Machine Gun) Battalion, RM Division
28.05.1943 - 26.07.1943 Special Duty, "G" Branch, Headquarters Staff RM (RM Office)
27.07.1943 - (10.1945) General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2) (Press), "G" Branch, Headquarters Staff RM (RM Office)
06.06.1944     landed in Normandy with 48 RM Commando
01.11.1944     landed at Westkapelle (Walcheren) with 4th Special Service Brigade
Editor, The Globe & Laurel (magazine of the Royal Marines).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Sharp,
Alistair Douglas Granville
A.D.G. Sharp A.D.G. Sharp

Son of Douglas Charles Granville Sharp, and Katharine Mary Utton-Easson.
Married ((12?).1952, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Patricia A. Taylor; three daughters.
04.11.1924
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
15.03.2017
Hayling Island, Hampshire
T/2nd Lt. 05.02.1943
T/Lt. 05.08.1943 (reld 18.07.1946)
A/T/Capt. 28.05.1944
(04.)1943 - (12.)1943 RM Tradesmen Unit, RM Technical Training Depot
05.12.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Shaw,
Richard Norman
R.N. Shaw (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
Son of ... Shaw, and ... Moorhouse.
Married ((09?).1944, Prescot district, Lancashire) Jean Carmichael (1921? - ); ... children (one daughter?).
18.07.1919
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
24.06.1989
Harrogate, Claro district, North Yorkshire
T/2nd Lt. 23.10.1943
T/Lt. 23.04.1944 (reld 01.05.1946)
(04.1944)     Chatham Division RM
(06.1944) - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Shaw,
William Johnson
W.J. Shaw (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) W.J. Shaw
17.12.1899
Deal, Kent
-
15.12.1985
Yeovil, Somerset
QMSI (1940)
T/Lt. 26.02.1941
T/A/Capt. 01.05.1945
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) RM Training Group Devon
... - ... ...
Shephard,
Derek Arthur Conyngham
D.A.C. Shephard

05.08.1897
-
(09?).1980
Prob. 2nd Lt. 17.04.1915
... ...
Maj. 01.03.1935
A/Lt.Col. 13.08.1940-21.08.1942,
12.11.1942-04.08.1943
Lt.Col. 05.08.1943
A/Col. 14.05.1944
Col. 04.01.1946 (retd 31.12.1948)
... - ... ...
01.05.1936 - 03.05.1940 Naval Provost Marshal, Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)] & from 20.01.1940 Fleet RM Officer
04.05.1940 - 16.05.1940 Fleet RM Officer [HMS Warspite (battleship)] (additional)
17.05.1940 - 31.08.1942 Naval Provost Marshal, Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) & Fleet RM Officer
01.09.1942 - 18.10.1942 Plymouth Division RM
19.10.1942 - 13.05.1944 104th RM (Training) Brigade
12.11.1942 - 13.05.1944 Commanding Officer, 22nd (Training) Battalion RM
14.05.1944 - 23.05.1944 Colonel 2nd Commandant, Depot RM Deal
24.05.1944 - 23.08.1944 HMS President (additional; temporarily) (for duty outside Admiralty)
24.08.1944 - 20.01.1945 Depot RM Deal
21.01.1945 - 27.05.1946 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional) (as Commanding Officer, Beechwood Camp)
... - ... ...
Published: Water polo : the game and the rules explained (1930).
Simonds,
Robert William Barrow
R.W.B. Simonds
Son of William Barrow-Simonds, barrister-at-law, and Cicely Broughton.

13.10.1905
Winchester district, Hampshire
-
08.09.1980
Droxford, South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 01.09.1924
Lt. 01.09.1927
Capt. 01.04.1936
A/Maj. 13.10.1940-08.06.1942
Bt. Maj. 19.02.1946, seniority 30.06.1942 (for meritious service)
Maj. 04.01.1946
A/Lt.Col. 09.06.1942-05.09.1946
local Lt.Col. 11.05.1948-(07.1948)
Lt.Col. 30.06.1949
local.Col. 15.01.1951
Col. 30.06.1952 (retd 31.10.1955)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1954 New Year 54
Silver Medal of Concepcion (Chile) (earthquake Concepcion, Chile, 24.01.1939)
Education: jssc.
01.09.1924     commissioned, Royal Marines
... - ... ...
? - (07.1937) RM Depot, Deal
11.01.1938 - 04.11.1939 HMS Ajax (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
05.11.1939 - 29.02.1940 Portsmouth Division RM
01.03.1940 - 08.06.1942 3rd RM Battalion (RM Brigade, then 102nd RM Brigade):
01.03.1940 - (08.)1941 Adjutant
(10.)1941 - (04.)1942 no specific position shown
1942 - 08.06.1942 Second-in-Command
09.06.1942 - 31.07.1943 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion RM (102nd RM Brigade)
01.08.1943 - 04.09.1944 Commanding Officer, 43rd RM Commando (Anzio, Italy)
05.09.1944 - 18.09.1944 Portsmouth Division RM
19.09.1944 - 18.01.1945 Depot RM, Deal (additional)
19.01.1945 - 30.07.1945 Headquarters Staff RM (RM Office, London) (additional)
31.07.1945 - 03.09.1946 Depot RM Lympstone
05.05.1948 - (07.)1948 Staff Officer (Intelligence), South Atlantic [HMS Afrikander]
13.08.1948 - (05.1950) HMS Nigeria
09.04.1952 - (05.1953) General Staff, Headquarters Staff RM (RM Office) (London)
(04.1955) - (01.1956) RM Barracks, Eastney
02.12.1954 - (04.1955) also: Marine ADC to HM the Queen
Simpson,
Hamilton Wilkie

H.W. Simpson (© National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x84777) H.W. Simpson (© the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Maritime Museum)
H.W. Simpson H.W. Simpson
 
11.02.1895
East Stonehouse, Devon
-
08.06.1986
Torquay, Devon
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.10.1913
... ...
Lt.Col. 01.10.1938
A/Col. Comdt. 05.09.1941-02.10.1943
Brev. Col. 31.12.1942
Col. 2nd Comdt. 05.05.1943
Col. Comdt. 03.10.1943
T/Brig. 05.09.1941-19.11.1944
A/Maj.Gen. 27.07.1943-19.11.1944
Maj.Gen. 20.11.1944 (retd 01.01.1946; medical unfitness)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [investiture 11.05.45]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 04.10.1940 gallantry in Norway [investiture 22.02.41]
01.10.1913     commissioned, RM
... - ... ...
10.10.1938 - 12.04.1940 Plymouth Division RM
13.04.1940 - 30.04.1940

Plymouth Division RM (additional; as Senior Officer RM, Aandlesnes, Norway (Operation Primrose)) (wounded; DSO)

01.05.1940 - 18.09.1940 Plymouth Division RM
19.09.1940 - 22.09.1940 HQ Staff RM (RM Office) (additional)
23.09.1940 - 30.09.1940 Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, HQ Staff RM (RM Office)
01.10.1940 - 04.09.1941 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), "G" Branch, HQ Staff RM (RM Office)
05.09.1941 - 23.12.1943 Deputy Adjutant-General (DAG), HQ Staff RM (RM Office)
24.12.1943 - 31.03.1944 Major-General General Staff, HQ Staff RM (RM Office)
23.11.1943 - 19.11.1944 also RM ADC to the King
01.06.1944 - 30.09.1945 General Officer Commanding, Chatham Division RM (CB)
01.10.1945 - 31.12.1945 Chatham Division RM (additional; for leave)
Sivers,
Leonard Maurice
L.M. Sivers

Son (with one brother) of Robert John Sivers, and Ethel Amelia Sivers.
Married 1st ((09?).1928, Brentford district, Middlesex; Joyce Noel Walker Horrison (07.08.1903 - 08.09.1976). Divorced. She remarried (1948) Reginald Rayner Catty (12.05.1905 - (03?).1970).
Married 2nd ((09?).1950, Westminster district, London) Jean Patricia Smith (née Roberts) (05.05.1922 - 07.1996).
13.07.1904
Kingston district, Surrey
-
10.01.1988
Cobham, Surrey Northern district, Surrey
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
A/T/Capt. 13.08.1943-31.07.1944,
25.09.1944-(10.1945) (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Education: King's College School, Wimbledon (played cricket).
25.05.1942 - 27.06.1942 Platoon Weapons Course, RM Division
1942 - (08.)1942 RM Depôt, Deal
(10.)1942 - (02.)1943 Instructional Staff (Coast), Reinforcement Depot, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO) (1)
(04.)1943 - (08.)1943 Second-in-Command, Camouflage Section, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO) (1)
13.08.1943 - (04.)1944 Officer Commanding, Chemical Warfare Section, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO) (1)
30.04.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Smalley,
Richard Beaumont
"Dickie"
J.L. Smallman
Married Joan (predeceased him); ... children.
23.01.1919
-
22.06.2008
Brize Norton ?
2nd Lt.
01.09.1937
A/Lt.
29.08.1939-31.10.1939
Lt.
01.11.1939
A/Capt.
06.05.1940-31.12.1944,
15.01.1945-(01.1946)
Capt.
01.11.1947 (retd)
...
-
...
...
10.04.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Orion (cruiser)
09.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
Staff RM Officer, 10th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Birmingham (cruiser)]
Smallman,
Joseph Leslie
"Joe"
J.L. Smallman J.L. Smallman
J.L. Smallman J.L. Smallman
J.L. Smallman J.L. Smallman
J.L. Smallman J.L. Smallman
Son of Albert Smallman, and Annie Davies.
17.09.1907
Bridgnorth, Shropshire
-
05.08.1985
Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
25.05.1942 - 27.06.1942 Platoon Weapons Course, RM Division
(08.)1942 - (10.)1942 2nd Anti-Tank Battery, 102nd RM Brigade Artillery, RM Divisional Artillery
(12.)1942 - (06.)1943 1st RM Anti-Tank Battery, RM Divisional Artillery
(08.)1943 - (10.)1943 Portsmouth Division RM
13.11.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (for landing craft duty)
? - (01.)1945 Portsmouth Division RM
24.03.1945 - (10.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (for landing craft duty)
Smith,
David John *
D.J. Smith
* also known as: David Jonathan Smith
Married; ... children.
01.03.1924
Lewisham district, London ?
-
12.2003
Eastbourne district, Sussex
T/2nd Lt.
05.02.1943 [Plymouth Division RM]
T/Lt.
05.08.1943
T/A/Capt.
18.10.1945
T/A/Maj. ?
?
1943?
-
(06.)1943
2nd RM Engineer Company
(08.)1943
-
(10.)1943
47th RM Commando
(12.)1943
-
(04.1946)
1st RM Engineer Commando *
Served after the war in the Maritime Volunteer Service. Civil occupation: engineer.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Smith,
Eric Halstead
E.H. Smith

 
13.11.1907
Burnley, Lancashire
-
18.01.1987
Higham, Burnley and Pendle district, Lancashire
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 8th Battalion, 102nd RM Brigade
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined operations accounting base)
Smith,
Horace Swales
H.S. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lyn Barnett)
H.S. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lyn Barnett)
H.S. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lyn Barnett)
H.S. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lyn Barnett)
Mother: Annie ...
Married; one daughter.
15.05.1908
Harrogate, Yorkshire
-
03.1988
Adelaide, Australia
T/2nd Lt.
26.03.1943
T/Lt.
26.09.1943 (reld < 07.1945)
(06.1943)
-
(04.1944)
Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1)
16.04.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)



served in SE Asia (Ceylon, Rangoon and Vietnam) (responsible from rescuing inmates from Japanese Prisoner of War camps)
Emigrated to Australia, 01.1956.
Smith,
Peter Hugh Wyke
P.H.W. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) P.H.W. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
02.05.1920
-
15.01.1988
Elsted, Midhurst, East Sussex
T/2nd Lt. 15.08.1940
T/Lt. 15.02.1941
T/A/Capt. 15.10.1942
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) Motor Transport School RM
... - ... ...
Smith-Hill,
Philip Royal
"Roy"
P.R. Smith-Hill 

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05.05.1897
-
04.08.1996
Prob. 2nd Lt. 07.09.1915
... ...
Maj. 01.04.1936
A/Lt.Col. 13.08.1940-31.05.1944
Bt. Lt.Col. 30.06.1941
Lt.Col. 01.10.1945
A/Col.Comdt. 01.06.1944-25.10.1946
T/Brig. 01.06.1944-25.10.1946
Col. 25.10.1946 (retd 12.10.1950; granted War Service Rank of Brig.)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 01.01.1946 New Year 1946 [investiture 09.12.1947]
... - ... ...
08.03.1939 - 31.10.1939 Military Instructor, Depot RM, Deal
01.11.1939 - 20.02.1940 Depot RM, Deal
21.02.1940 - 31.10.1940 RM Brigade, redesignated 101st RM Brigade:
21.02.1940 - 12.08.1940 Brigade Major
13.08.1940 - 31.10.1940 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), RM Striking Force
01.11.1940 - 24.02.1941 Admiralty [HMS President] (additional; for duty with ...)
25.02.1941 - 24.08.1942 RM Division:
19.04.1941 - 24.08.1942 Commanding Officer, 18th (Mobile) Battalion RM
25.08.1942 - 26.08.1943 Staff Officer of Assault Planning to the Naval Commander (for the attack on Algiers) & liaison officer between the naval and military forces (for the attack on Sicily) [HMS Excellent (for special service)]
27.08.1943 - 16.12.1943 duty with Director of Requirements and Organisation (Combined Operations), Admiralty [HMS President]
17.12.1943 - 14.05.1944 duty with Director of Combined Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.05.1944 - 31.05.1944 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1) (Staff Duties), HQ Staff RM (RM Office) (temporary)
01.06.1944 - 16.09.1946 Brigadier, General Staff (Staff Duties), HQ Staff RM (RM Office)
... - ... ...
Solbé,
William Alfred Guerin
W.A.G. Solbé
Son (with one sister and two brothers) of Richard Guerin and Agnes Mary Solbé.
Married ((06?).1935, Kensington district, London) Irene Nita Jones (04.11.1906 - 03.07.1994).
06.10.1906
Danbury, Chelmsford district, Essex
-
26.01.1998
Kensington, London
T/2nd Lt. 05.02.1943
T/Lt. 05.08.1943 (reld 30.05.1946)
A/T/Capt. 05.09.1943-15.10.1943,
01.05.1945-(10.1945)
Education: Glasgow Academy (1919-1925).
(04.)1943 - (08.)1943 attached, HQ RM Anti-Tank Regiment, RM Divisional Artillery
05.09.1943 - 15.10.1943 Aide-de-Camp to Commander, Special Service Group
(12.1943)     HQ Special Service Group *
(02.1944) - (06.)1944 Liaison Officer, HQ 4th Special Service Brigade (France)
26.06.1944 - 20.09.1944 "Y" Troop, 48 RM Commando (France, Belgium)
21.09.1944 - (01.)1945 Liaison Officer, HQ 4th Special Service Brigade [from 12.1944 4th Commando Brigade] (Holland, Germany)
1945 - (04.)1945 RM Holding Commando
01.05.1945 - (10.1945) Aide-de-Camp to Commander, Commando Group
? - (04.1946) Chatham Division RM
Spicer,
Edwin Warren
E.W. Spicer

 
20.09.1922
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
20.12.2004
Denbighshire North district, Clwyd, Wales
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 9th Battalion, 102nd RM Brigade
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) 46th RM Commando
Spraggett,
Richard William
R.W. Spraggett

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08.05.1894
-
23.10.1976
T/2nd Lt. 22.11.1916-21.08.1917
... ...
Bt. Lt.Col. 30.06.1941
Lt.Col. 01.06.1944
T/Col. 03.06.1940
Bt. Col. 30.06.1945
Col. ? (retd 08.05.1949)
... - ... ...
Spray,
Leopold Cooper Stuart
"Leslie"
L.C.S. Spray
Married 1st ((12?).1932, East Stonehouse district, Devon) Kathleen L. Braid; one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd ((09?).1947, Westminster district, London) Ellen A.J. Menzies.

28.04.1909
France
-
06.03.2002
Thurso, Highlands, Scotland
Mne. 11.10.1926 [Ply/X 302]
Sgt. ?
Lt. 28.02.1940
A/Capt. 16.10.1941-04.06.1944,
22.07.1944-(04.1946)
Capt. 28.02.1948 (retd 28.02.1954)
A/Maj. 05.06.1944-21.07.1944
British Empire Medal BEM 11.05.1937 HM's Coronation 37: for meritious service
11.10.1926 - 27.02.1940 served in the ranks for 13 years, 139 days (in China, Egypt and Ethiopia as well as taking over guard duties at Buckingham Palace in 1935)
WW II     served in UK (South coast), Crete, Egypt, Ceylon & Australia:
(04.1940)     RM Home Base Ledger
(10.1940) - (06.)1944 RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO) (1)
(10.1940) - (12.1941) RM Signal Company
(10.)1944 - (01.)1945 RM Signal Holding Company
21.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
(1946?)     Naval Provost Marshal, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)]
09.1946 - (04.)1947 HMS Euryalus (cruiser)
(07.1948) - (05.1949) Signal School RM
(05.1950) - (05.1953) RM Barracks, Eastney
Joined the Blue Streak programme.
Stepney,
William
"Bill"
W. Stepney
Officially:
Stephney, William

Son of George Stepney, and Margaret Ann Brigg.
Married; four sons, one daughter.


10.09.1905
St Peters, Jarrow, Durham
-
31.03.1951
Mne.
10.07.1923 [CH 24150]
...
...
T/Lt.
16.10.1943 (reld 1946)
10.07.1923


enlisted RM at Newcastle-upon-Tyne
25.10.1943
-
12.1943
HMS Effingham (Combined Operations base, Dartmouth)
22.12.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS St Mathew (Combined Operations training base, Burnham on Crouch)
1944
-
(10.1944)
RM Training Group Devon
?
-
(07.1945)
26th RM Battalion
?
-
(04.1946)
Portsmouth Division, RM
Stevens,
Dennis Bridges
D.B. Stevens (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Stevens)
Son (with one brother) of Charles Stevens (1849-), and Agusta ... (1858-).
Married (30.03.1918, St George Hanover Square district, London) Dorothy Gladys Campbell (14.04.1891 - 31.01.1960), daughter (with three sisters and one brother) of Charles Henry Campbell  (1867-1944), and Elizabeth Emily Dora Handman (1869-1933); two daughters, one son [Lt. Richard Bridges Stevens, Glider Pilot Regiment].
28.12.1895
Reading, Berkshire
-
06.12.1965
Newton Ferrers, Devon
T/Lt. ? (commissioned terminated 21.07.1917; medical unfitness for further active service)
T/Lt. 01.11.1940
T/A/Capt. 26.10.1942
T/Capt. 09.03.1945
T/A/Maj. 09.12.1944
Education: Repton School, Derbyshire; Oxford University.
(12.1940)     Portsmouth Division RM
02.12.1940 - (06.)1941 Assistant to Assistant Naval Provost Marshal, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
21.07.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Victory V (RN base, South Western Hotel, Southampton) (for special service)
1942 - (10.)1942 Portsmouth Division RM
26.10.1942 - (12.1943) Assistant to Assistant Naval Provost Marshal, Alexandria [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
(02.1944) - (01.)1945 Portsmouth Division RM
(04.)1945 - (10.1945) Home Base Ledger Office RM
? - (04.1946) RM Training Establishment Lympstone
Chartered accountant FCA.
Stewart,
James Donald
"Jock"
?
-
T/2nd Lt.
15.01.1940
T/Lt.
15.07.1940
A/T/Capt.
15.06.1941-15.12.1941,
17.08.1942-12.12.1943
T/Capt.
13.03.1944 (reld 28.09.1945)
A/T/Maj.
13.12.1943
15.01.1940


commissioned into the Royal Marines [temporary commission]
(04.1940)


Portsmouth Division, RM
(02.1941)


Transport Company, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation 2 (MNBDO 2) *
06.1942? -
(12.1943)
Second-in-Command, RM Boom Patrol Detachment [borne on Portsmouth Division, RM]
01.1944?

-

(06.1944)

Officer Commanding, RM Boom Patrol Detachment
(07.1945)


Portsmouth Division, RM
* no starting date indicated
Stewart-Brown,
Philip Harman
P.H. Stewart-Brown
Son of Ronald Stewart-Brown (1872-1940), MA, solicitor & historian, and Olga Sophia St George (1881-1962).
Married (24.02.1944) Mavis Farley (née Tottenham), daughter of Lt.Col. Robert Loftus Tottenham; no children.
30.04.1904
Bromborough, Cheshire
-
21.12.1960
Marylebone, London
T/Lt.
04.09.1941
A/T/Capt.
01.01.1942
T/Capt.
24.04.1944
A/T/Maj.
24.01.1944
WS/Maj.
? (reld 11.11.1947)
Education: Harrow School, London; Oxford University (played First Class cricket, 1924-1927)
20.07.1925
-
12.06.1926
commissioned, 2nd Lieutenant on the General List (University Candidates)
?
-
(12.1941)
7th RM Battalion, 103rd RM Brigade
(08.1942)
-
(02.)1943
104th RM Brigade
1943
-
(06.)1943
RM Training Group, Dalditch
1943
-
(08.)1943
no appointment listed
01.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office)
11.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (for landing craft duty)
?
-
(10.1944)
no appointment listed
?
-
(07.1945)
RM Depot, Deal
Stockley,
Gordon Herbert
G.H. Stockley
Son of Capt. Ernest Norman Stockley, Royal Engineers, and Elizabeth Shewell Cooper.
Married Josephine Olive 'Dodo' Barnby (died 20.02.2007, aged 88); one son, two daughters.
24.01.1910
Medway, Kent
-
28.07.1951
RN Hospital, Chatham, Kent
Prob. 2nd Lt.
01.09.1928
2nd Lt.
?, seniority 01.09.1928
A/Lt.
24.08.1931-31.08.1931
Lt.
01.09.1931
Capt.
29.06.1937
A/Maj.
21.01.1942-04.07.1943,
18.05.1944-26.11.1944
Maj.
30.06.1946
A/Lt.Col.
05.07.1943-17.05.1944,
27.11.1944-23.07.1947
local Lt.Col.
04.07.1949-...
Mention in Despatches MID
02.10.1942
Operation Jubilee (raid on Dieppe 19.08.42)
Mention in Despatches MID
23.10.1945
Allied Land Forces, South-East Asia
01.09.1928


commissioned, Royal Marines
03.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
course for Probationary Second Lieutenants RM, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(04.1930)


Depôt RM, Deal
(10.1930)
-
(02.1931)
Portsmouth Division, RM
24.08.1931
-
(01.1934)
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.04.1935
-
(07.1937)
School of Physical and Recreational Training, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
04.01.1938
-
(09.1939)
HMS Caldeonia (boys' training ship, Rosyth)
(04.1940)
-
(02.1941)
Reserve Depôt RM, Exton 
13.07.1942
-
07.1943
Assistant Royal Marine Adviser on Combined Operations, Combined Operations HQ
03.07.1943
-
17.05.1944
No. 220 Military Mission [HMS President]
05.1944
-
(06.1944)
RM Training Group Wales
27.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, 44 RM Commando
27.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Staff Officer RM to Flag Officer, Malaya [HMS Sultan]
?
-
(07.1948)
Pay and Records Office, RM
25.08.1949
-
(05.1950)
RN Staff College
Stone,
Francis George William Frederick
F.G.W.F. Stone F.G.W.F. Stone
Son of George Alfred Stone (1873-1939), and Mary Caroline Carter.
Married (09.04.1928) Nora Annie Griffin; one son, one daughter.
09.12.1903
Fareham district, Hampshire
-
07.06.1986
Fareham, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
T/CSM
? [PO/21668]
T/Lt.
05.02.1944 [Portsmouth Division]
T/A/Capt.
12.03.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1944)
-
(07.1945)
Company Officer, "R" Company (Detachment 395), Holding Company, RM Engineers
Stuart,
Arthur Leslie
A.L. Stuart (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin Cook) A.L. Stuart (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin Cook)
Son of Ernest Alfred and Rita Mary Stuart, of Low Leyton, Essex.
31.01.1910
Leytonstone, West Ham district, Essex
-
01.1996
Bournemouth district, Hampshire
T/2nd Lt. 22.03.1941
T/Lt. 22.09.1941
A/T/Capt. 09.04.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
(06.)1941 - (08.)1941 Portsmouth Division RM
(10.1941) - (02.)1944 Troop Officer, "N" Battery, 12th RM Searchlight Regiment, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 2
(04.)1944 - (04.)1945 RM Training Group Wales (Gibraltar Camp, Llanegryn, Towyn) (waiting disposal)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
[probably served at HMS Royal Albert (Flag Officer Germany, Berlin)]
Sturges,
Sir Robert Grice
R.G. Sturges (© Imperial War Museum (H 37681)) R.G. Sturges (© Imperial War Museum (A 27301))
R.G. Sturges (© Imperial War Museum (A 22802)) R.G. Sturges (© Commando Veterans Archive)
R.G. Sturges R.G. Sturges (© Imperial War Museum (A 22799))
R.G. Sturges (© Imperial War Museum (A 22801)) R.G. Sturges (© Commando Veterans Archive)
R.G. Sturges (© Commando Veterans Archive)  
14.07.1891
Wokingham district, Berkshire / Wiltshire
-
12.09.1970
Exeter
Lt. 15.05.1912
... ...
Col. 2nd Comdt. 03.04.1939, seniority 31.12.1938
A/Col. Comdt. 04.06.1940-30.09.1941
Col. Comdt. 01.10.1941
T/Brig. 04.06.1940-25.01.1943
A/Maj.Gen. 01.11.1940-25.01.1943
Maj.Gen. 26.01.1943
Lt.Gen. 09.06.1945 (half-pay 09.06.1945) (dispersed 09.04.1946) (retd 10.06.1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) KBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45 [investiture 27.07.45]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1942 New Year 42 [investiture 17.02.42]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 07.01.1943

Madagascar [investiture 09.03.43]

Mention in Despatches MID 05.07.1940 Northern Area
Mention in Despatches MID 08.07.1943 East Africa & Madagascar
Commander of the Order of St Olav (Norway) St Olav 13.01.1948 training Norwegian Commando Company
15.05.1912     commissioned, RM
... - ... ...
02.04.1939 - 07.05.1940 Depot RM Deal
08.05.1940 - 27.05.1940 Home Base Ledger Office RM
05.1940     General Officer Commanding, British Occupation of Iceland
28.05.1940 - 31.10.1940 Depot RM Deal
01.11.1940 - 31.03.1941 HMS President (for duty inside Admiralty)
01.04.1941 - 16.03.1942 General Officer Commanding, Royal Marines Division
17.03.1942 - 31.12.1942 General Officer Commanding, British Forces on Madagascar (HQ 121 Force)
01.01.1943 - 13.01.1943 Home Base Ledger Office RM
14.01.1943 - 14.08.1943 General Officer Commanding, RM Division
15.08.1943 - 08.06.1945 Commander, Special Service Group (from 12.1944 Commando Group)
Honorary Colonel Commandant Plymouth Group RM, 01.02.1949-01.02.1953.
Sutcliffe,
Peter Mahon
P.M. Sutcliffe (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jill Simmons)
Son of Surgeon Cdr. Percy Temple Sutcliffe, OBE, MB, MA (1873-1949).
Married (1936) Molly Stone, of Southsea; two sons, one daughter.

The following details were provided by his daughter:              "Took up teaching Mathematics and Games. He was with a Preparatory School in Pluckley, Kent (this burnt down one night and the school moved to near Salisbury, Wiltshire). In 1956 he went into partnership with the headmaster of a preparatory school at Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire, and together they ran this school until its demise in 1974. My father was then 61, and he and my mother moved down to a village (Mawnan Smith) near Falmouth, Cornwall where they enjoyed a fair amount of sailing. The aluminium boat (known as Jeremy Fisher) was still with us, and caused quite a stir on the Helford River etc. when she was taken out. When my father died, my mother gave the boat to the RM, but most unfortunately she disappeared and despite many enquiries and searches made on our behalf, we never found out what had happened to her. Blondie Hasler (who was my older brother's godfather) designed the boat, and there were very few of them around; only 5 or 6 I believe."



02.09.1912
Saltash, Cornwall
-
30.08.1986
Falmouth, Cornwall
Prob. 2nd Lt.
01.09.1931
2nd Lt.
?, seniority 01.09.1931
A/Lt.
11.09.1934-31.10.1934
Lt.
01.11.1934
Capt.
15.03.1939 (retd 14.03.1950; medically unfit)
Education: Arden House, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire; Giggleswick School, Yorkshire
?
-
(01.)1932
Portsmouth Division, RM
1932
-
(09.1932)
RM Depot, Deal
1933?
-
1933?
HMS Ramillies (battleship)
?
-
(01.)1934
Portsmouth Division, RM
11.09.1934
-
(02.)1936
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean)
02.06.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
1937/38?


HMS Curlew (cruiser)
(02.1938)
-
(04.)1939
Portsmouth Division, RM
1939
-
(08.)1939
Plymouth Division, RM
21.08.1939
-
(02.)1943
HMS Newcastle (cruiser)
1943
-
(06.)1943)
Portsmouth Division, RM
14.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
Portsmouth Division, RM
(07.1948)
-
(05.1949)
Amphibious School RM
Post-war a teacher.
Sykes,
John Barry
J.B. Sykes (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) J.B. Sykes (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
28.09.1916?
-
27.04.1993?
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. 15.02.1941
T/A/Capt. 19.10.1941
Mention in Despatches MID 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.1944)
... - ... ...
(06.1944)     1st LCT Flotilla (despatches)
12.10.1944 - (07.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
... - ... ...
       
 
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