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Taplin,
John Aubrey
J.A. Taplin J.A. Taplin
01.05.1922
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
02.09.1982
Taunton, Somerset
T/2nd Lt. 15.10.1940
T/Lt. 10.04.1941
A/T/Capt. 01.09.1941
A/T/Maj. 28.02.1944-27.08.1946
A/T/Lt.Col. 08.01.1945
Maj. 31.12.1957
local Lt.Col. 25.02.1963
Lt.Col. 30.06.1964 (retd)
local Col. 12.09.1966
A/Brig. 05.10.1967-05.01.1968
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 24.05.1966 East & West Malaysia 06-12.1965 [investiture 08.11.1966]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 31.05.1956 HM's birthday 1956 [investiture 20.11.1956]
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? NW Europe
(02.1942) - (08.)1942 20th (Training) Battalion RM (104th (Training) RM Brigade)
1942 -  (10.)1942 Adjutant, 8th RM Battalion (102nd RM Brigade)
(12.)1942 - (06.)1944 41st RM Commando:
(12.1942)     Adjutant
(07.1943)     Officer Commanding, "P" Troop
(06.1944)     Adjutant
07.06.1944 - 14.06.1944 Acting Commanding Officer [while CO Lt.Col. T.M. Gray was wounded and 2nd-in-Command Maj. D.L. Barclay was killed]
(10.1944)     RM Holding Commando
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), HQ RM Training Groups
Taylor,
Ian Frank
I.F. Taylor 
16.05.1925
Normacott, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
-
26.08.2006
Milton, New South Wales, Australia
T/2nd Lt. 23.03.1945
T/Lt. 23.09.1945 (reld 21.08.1946)
1945 - (04.)1945 Portsmouth Division RM
1945 - (07.)1945 RM Holding Commando
1945 - (10.1945) RM Holding Commando, Overseas (Light)
? - (04.1946) Portsmouth Division RM
Taylor,
John Edwin Spencer
J.E.S. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) J.E.S. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
06.07.1913
Tonbridge district, Kent
-
?
T/2nd Lt. 15.08.1940
T/Lt. 15.02.1941
T/A/Capt. 07.07.1942
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) 33rd RM Battalion
... - ... ...
Thomas,
Vivian Davenport
V.D. Thomas

31.10.1897
-
20.05.1984
Prob. 2nd Lt. 24.04.1915
... ...
Bt. Lt.Col. 31.12.1939
A/Lt.Col. 31.01.1941
Lt.Col. 25.07.1942
A/Col. 02.10.1941
A/Col. Comdt. 15.04.1943
A/Brig. 04.1943
T/Brig. 15.04.1943
Col. 2nd Comdt. 03.01.1946
A/Maj.Gen. 01.10.1946
Maj.Gen. 25.11.1946 (retd 29.06.1954)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1949 New Year 1949 [investiture 01.03.1949]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 01.01.1946 New Year 1946 [investiture 09.12.1947]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1942 New Year 1942 [investiture 17.02.1942]
... - ... ...
19.06.1939 - 13.01.1941 staff, Local Defence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] & from 07.1940 as Defence Commander, Admiralty
14.01.1941 - 14.04.1943 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), Mobile Naval Defence Organisation (2) (OBE)
15.04.1943 - 22.11.1943 Commander, 1st RM Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Mobile Naval Defence Organisation (1)
23.11.1943 - 20.12.1943 for duty with Chief of Combined Operations, Combined Operations HQ [HMS President]
21.12.1943 - 22.09.1946 Chief of Staff to Chief of Combined Operations, Combined Operations HQ [HMS President] (CBE)
... - ... ...
Tilsley,
Joseph
J. Tilsley
Married (10.12.1927, Registry Office, Medway, Kent) Alice Ellen Macey (12.07.1903 - 02.1988); one son, three daughters.
01.03.1902
Southwark, Lambeth district, London
-
03.1984
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
... ...
Sgt. 01.11.1930
T/Cr.Sgt. 01.04.1940
Cr.Sgt. 30.04.1940
T/Lt. 06.04.1943 (dispersed 07.12.1945) (reld 03.02.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
Africa Star Afr St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
... - ... ...
08.11.1938 - 23.07.1941 HMS Liverpool (Southampton class cruiser)
24.07.1941 - 14.10.1941 HMS Resolution (Royal Sovereign class battleship)
15.10.1941 - 05.04.1943 Chatham Division RM
06.04.1943 - 09.09.1943 Portsmouth Division RM
06.04.1943 - 09.09.1943 support craft (lent)
10.09.1943 - 30.04.1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
10.09.1943 - 12.12.1943 for duty with HM LCF 32
13.12.1943 - 12.04.1944 HMS Westcliff (for landing craft pool)
01.05.1944 - 01.05.1944 Chatham Division RM
02.05.1944 - 09.06.1944 HMS Sumatra [tender to HMS Victory III]
10.06.1944 - 20.10.1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for major landing craft duty at HMS Robertson (Combined Operations base, Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent); in pool)
21.10.1944 - 18.02.1945 Chatham Division RM
19.02.1945 - 10.10.1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for major landing craft duty at HMS Robertson (Combined Operations base, Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent); in pool)
1945? - 05.02.1946 Portsmouth Division RM (for release under Class "M")
Toase,
Aidan Edward

Eldest son of Rev. Edward James Toase, MA (1889-1965), and Ruth Mary Paris (1890-1972), of Ashill Rectory.
Married (30.12.1944, Ashill Church, Wayland district, Norfolk) Cora Agnes Newing, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert Newing, of Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

BBC's WW2 People's War
15.07.1918
Halifax district, West Yorkshire
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09.04.2009

Sheffield
2nd Lt.
01.01.1937
Lt.
01.02.1939
A/Capt.
17.04.1943-25.06.1944,
19.01.1945-(04.1946)
Capt.
01.02.1947 (retd 17.07.1958)
 Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.02.1940
Battle of the River Plate 12.39
Mention in Despatches MID
12.02.1946
NW Europe
?
-
(02.1937)
Plymouth Division, RM
?
-
(07.1937)
Portsmouth Division, RM
?
-
(02.1938)
Chatham Division, RM
(06.1938)
-
(10.1938)
Portsmouth Division, RM
?
-
(02.)1939
RM Depôt, Deal
16.02.1939
-
(12.1939)
HMS Exeter (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
?
-
(04.1940)
Portsmouth Division, RM
?
-
(02.1941)
Depôt RM, Deal
(12.1941)
-
(08.1942)
Portsmouth Division, RM
?
-
(02.1943)
Chatham Division, RM
17.04.1943
-
25.06.1944
HMS Abercrombie (monitor)
26.06.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
19.01.1945
-
(04.1946)
27th RM Battalion
27.08.1948
-
(05.1949)
HMS Diadem
?
-
(05.1950)
Chatham Division, RM
?
-
(05.1953)
40 RM Commando
(04.1955)
-
(01.1957)
RM Barracks, Eastney
Tollemache,
[Sir] Humphry Thomas;
6th Baronet (cr. 1793)
H.T. Tollemache (Photo courtesy of Isobel Howe)
Son of Sir Lyonel Felix Corteret Eugene Tollemache, 4th Bt (1854-1952), and Hersilia Henrietta Diana (1854-1953), daughter of late H.R. Oliphant.
Succeeded brother, 1969.
Married ((03?).1926, Eastbourne district, Sussex) Nora Priscilla, daughter of John Taylor, Broomhill, Eastbourne; two sons, two daughters.
10.08.1897
Eastbourne district, Sussex / East Sussex
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30.03.1990
Petersfield district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 07.09.1915
Lt. 20.09.1916
Capt. 07.09.1926
Bt. Maj. 30.06.1934
Maj. 01.04.1936
A/Lt.Col. 13.12.1941-19.12.1943
Bt. Lt.Col. 31.12.1941
Lt.Col. 01.10.1945
A/Col.Cdt. (T/Brig.) 20.12.1943-05.06.1944
A/Col. 06.06.1944-30.12.1946
Col. 31.12.1946
Maj.Gen. 24.11.1949 (retd 29.05.1952)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1952 New Year 1952 [investiture 26.03.1952]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 02.01.1950 New Year 1950 [investiture 14.03.1950]
Education: Eastbourne College.
07.09.1915     commissioned, Royal Marines
1916 - 1918 served European War, Grand Fleet
... - ... ...
      War of 1939-45 in Middle East and Far East:
12.06.1939 - 12.12.1941 Local Defence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
13.12.1941 - 19.12.1943 Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (2)
20.12.1943 - 05.06.1944 Commander, 3rd Mobile Naval Base Brigade [Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (1)]
06.06.1944 - 28.09.1945 Commander, Small Operations Group on staff of Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
29.09.1945 - 14.01.1946 Admiralty [HMS President] (additional; for duty with Chief of Combined Operations inside Combined Operations HQ)
15.01.1946 - 15.08.1947 Commanding Officer, Depot RM, Deal
16.08.1947 - 24.08.1947 HQ Chatham Group RM (additional)
25.08.1947 - 09.10.1949 Director of Pay and Records Office, RM
10.10.1949 - 23.11.1949 Pay and Records Office, RM (additional)
24.11.1949 - 30.04.1952 Major General RM, Portsmouth
01.05.1952 - 28.05.1952 RM Barracks Eastney (not to join; for terminal leave)
Honorary Colonel Commandant, Portsmouth Group RM, 31.10.1958-17.01.1961; Colonel Commandant, Royal Marines, 17.01.1961-01.01.1962; Representative Colonel Commandant for 1961. Member Hampshire CC, 1957-74; Alderman, 1969-74. Chairman, C of E Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Clubs, 1955-65, Pres., 1974. DL Hampshire, 14.07.1965.
Tomlin,
Edward Russell
"Ted"
E.R. Tomlin
15.01.1926
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Mne.
10.03.1943 [C/HX 112617]
T/2nd Lt.
30.06.1944
A/T/Lt.
27.11.1944
T/Lt.
30.12.1944 (reld 14.08.1946)
10.03.1943


joined RM
15.01.1944


draft to RM Pre OCTU
10.02.1944
 
 
Chatham Division, RM
05.1944


landing craft training [HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)]
30.06.1944


commissioned at Thurlestone
30.07.1944
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(10.1944)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
?
-
(07.)1945
RM Training Group Devon
25.07.1945
-
14.08.1946
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Torrance,
Alan John Hilaire
A.J.H. Torrance
Married (his widow died 02.2007 at Chichester).
14.01.1924
-
06.11.1985

Hayling Island, South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. (prob)
01.01.1943
Lt. (prob)
15.10.1944
Lt.
15.04.1945
A/Capt.
< 04.1946
Capt.
15.04.1953 (retd)
?
-
(02.)1943
RM course, Chatham
1943
-
(06.)1943
RM course, Portsmouth
(08.)1943
-
(10.)1943
RM course, Plymouth
1943
-
(12.1943)
RM course, Portsmouth
?
-
(04.)1944
RM course, RM Military School
1944
-
(06.1944)
RM course, Deal
05.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
?
-
(04.1946)
HMS Triumph
...
-
...
...
Tracey,
Harry Austin
"Tim"
H.A. Tracey
17.09.1902
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
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1982
Australia
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.09.1921
Prob. Lt. 01.09.1924
Lt. 1925?, seniority 01.09.1924
Capt. 01.09.1933 (retd 17.09.1947; granted War Service Rank of Maj.)
A/Maj. 09.01.1943-17.09.1947

NGSM 1915 & clasp Palestine 1936-39, 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal, Coronation 1937

... - ... ...
24.08.1937 - 01.07.1941 HMS Dorsetshire (Norfolk class cruiser)
02.07.1941 - 09.08.1941 Portsmouth Division RM
10.08.1941 - 08.01.1943 on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Glasgow [HMS Spartiate]
09.01.1943 - 20.04.1943 Officer Commanding, Group Base, 2nd Echelon, Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (2)
21.04.1943 - 07.02.1944 Field Ambulance Unit, HQ Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (2)
08.02.1944 - 01.05.1946 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) (additional; from 17.03.1944 as Naval Provost Marshal, Alexandria)
02.05.1946 - 18.07.1946 Portsmouth Division RM
19.07.1946 - 17.09.1947 Depot RM, Deal
Trask,
Walter Albert Henry
W.A.H. Trask
(06?).1923
Devonport district, Devonshire
-
01.01.1943
[age 19]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 79, column 2]
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
... - ... ...
01.01.1943     HMS Fidelity (special service vessel/decoy AA ship) (ship loss; missing, presumed killed)
Turner,
Eric Graham
E.G. Turner
Married (1954) Doris Winifred Holleyman (1923 - ), divorced wife of William Grieve, and daughter of Frank Wilfred Holleyman (1892-1949), and Winifred Sarah Eldridge (1898-1981).

1922
-
07.2011
[burial East Grinstead, Mid Sussex]
T/2nd Lt. 11.05.1941
T/Lt. 11.11.1941
Lt. > 10.1945, < 04.1946, seniority 11.03.1942 (retd 19.01.1950; medically unfit)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
Education: Pangbourne Nautical College (1936-1939).
(06.)1941 - (08.)1941 Chatham Division RM
1941 - (10.)1941 Portsmouth Division RM
(12.)1941 - (02.)1942 RM course, RM Military School
(04.)1942 - (06.)1942 RM course, Chatham
1942 - (08.)1942 RM course, Portsmouth
(10.)1942 - (12.1942) RM Infantry Training Centre, 104th (Training) RM Brigade
(02.1943)     Chatham Division RM
17.03.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Charybdis (Dido class cruiser)
15.08.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Rodney (Nelson class battleship) (despatches)
1945 - (07.)1945 Chatham Division RM
(10.)1945 - (04.1946) RM Depot, Deal
13.02.1948 - (05.1949) HMS Norfolk (Norfolk class cruiser)
Tuttiett,
Benjamin Arthur
"Ben"
B.A. Tuttiett
Son of Stanley W. Tuttiett, and Lily M. Nash.
Married ((03?).1956, Weston-super-Mare district, Somerset) Muriel I. Tottle (1927 - ); one son, one daughter.
(06?).1925
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
24.06.2018
Kewstoke, Somerset
T/2nd Lt. 24.03.1944
T/Lt. 24.09.1944 (reld 07.08.1946)
09.04.1944 - (04.)1946 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Tydeman,
Arthur Edgar
A.E. Tydeman
?
-
?
... ...
T/Maj. 13.03.1941
      RM Engineers
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