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Walker,
Donald Murray
D.M. Walker
?
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?
... ...
T/Maj. 01.01.1942
      RM Engineers
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Waugh,
Arthur Evelyn St John
A.E.St.J. Waugh A.E.St.J. Waugh
Second son of Arthur Waugh (1866-1943), and Catherine Charlotte Raban (1870-1954).
Married 1st (27.06.1928, St Paul's Church, Portman Square, London) Evelyn Florence Margaret Winifred Gardner (1903-1994), daughter of Lord and Lady Burghclere.
Married 2nd (17.04.1937) Laura Letitia Gwendolen Evelyn Herbert (1916-1973), youngest daughter of late Col. Hon. Aubrey Herbert, MP; three sons, three daughters.
28.10.1903
West Hampstead, London
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10.04.1966
Combe Florey, Somerset
T/2nd Lt. 07.12.1939
T/Lt. 07.06.1940
T/A/Capt. 02.04.1940-(02.1941)
Army:  
2nd Lt. 09.05.1942 [159788]
WS/Lt. 09.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 08.09.1942-(10.1945)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Education: Lancing; Hertford College, Oxford.
1939     commissioned, Royal Marines
? - (04.)1940 Chatham Division RM
(10.)1940 - (02.)1941 Platoon Commander, then Intelligence Officer, 1st Battalion, 101st RM Brigade (UK, Dakar 08/09.1940)
11.1940 - (07.1941) seconded, No. 8 Commando (Layforce) (02-07.1941 Mediterranean)
1941 - 1941 12 RM land defence force at Hayling Island
1941 - (12.1941) 5th Battalion, 101st RM Brigade
09.05.1942     transferred, Royal Horse Guards (UK with Commandos, half year leave 01-06.1944, then military mission to Yugoslavia with Randolph Churchill)
Author.
Published: Rossetti, 1928; Decline and Fall, 1928; Vile Bodies, 1930;  Labels, 1930; Remote People, 1932; Black Mischief, 1932; Ninety two Days, 1934; Handful of Dust, 1934; Edmund Campion, 1935 (Hawthornden Prize, 1936); Waugh in Abyssinia, 1936; Scoop, 1938; Put Out More Flags, 1942; Work Suspended, 1943; Brideshead Revisited, 1945; Scott­King's Modern Europe; When the Going was Good, 1946; The Loved One, 1948; Helena, 1950; Men at Arms, (James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize), 1952; The Holy Places, 1953; Love Among the Ruins, 1953; Officers and Gentlemen, 1955; The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, 1957; The Life of Ronald Knox, 1959; A Tourist in Africa, 1960; Unconditional Surrender, 1961; Basil Seal Rides Again, 1963; A Little Learning, 1964.
Webb,
Bernard Mornington
B.M. Webb (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) B.M. Webb (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
12.04.1918
-
03.02.1994
Bromham, Bedfordshire
T/2nd Lt. 15.08.1940
T/Lt. 15.02.1941
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01.09.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
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Webb-Bowen,
Mostyn Hird Wheeler
M.H.W. Webb-Bowen

26.09.1894
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30.06.1983
T/2nd Lt. 20.02.1914
... ...
Maj. 12.04.1934
A/Lt.Col. 16.02.1940
Lt.Col. 01.06.1942 (retd 01.02.1946; own request; granted war service rank of Col.)
A/Col. 2nd Comdt. 25.05.1944-07.01.1946
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01.10.1938 - 07.01.1940 Brigade Major, Depot RM, Deal
08.01.1940 - 15.02.1940 Portsmouth Division RM
16.02.1940 - 14.07.1943 Officer Commanding, 11th Searchlight Regiment RM (RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization 1)
01.08.1943 - 24.05.1944 Officer Commanding, Reinforcement Depot RM (RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization 1)
25.05.1944 - 06.01.1946 Colonel 2nd Commandant, Plymouth Division RM
West,
Rawden Henry Pitt
R.H.P. West (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) 

Son of Alfred and Mary Louisa West.
Married (01.10.1931) Sybil Maud Goulding.

24.03.1896
Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
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04.06.1963
Victoria Hospital, Deal, Kent
T/2nd Lt. 22.05.1915-21.02.1916
Lt. 22.02.1916
Capt. 04.05.1921
Maj. 22.08.1935
A/Lt.Col. 21.10.1941-02.10.1943
Lt.Col. 03.10.1943 (retd 19.08.1947)
A/Col. 2nd Comdt. 17.11.1944-03.10.1945
A/Col. 04.10.1945-19.08.1947
Military Cross MC WW I ?
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16.07.1938 - 07.09.1942 Portsmouth Division RM
08.09.1942 - 09.12.1942 Plymouth Division RM
10.12.1942 - 12.01.1943 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
13.01.1943 - 22.06.1943 HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
23.06.1943 - 15.10.1944 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (as Staff Aerodrome Defence Officer)
16.10.1944 - 26.08.1945 Portsmouth Division RM
27.08.1945 - 03.10.1945 Portsmouth Division RM (additional)
04.10.1945 - 31.12.1945 HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) (additional)
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Western,
Thomas Adamson
T.A. Western
10.11.1902
West Derby district, Lancashire
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23.05.1983
Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
A/T/Capt. 20.03.1944
25.05.1942 - 27.06.1942 Platoon Weapons Course, RM Division
1942 - (08.)1942 9th Battalion, 102nd RM Brigade
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) Plymouth Division RM
White,
Robert
R. White
Married ...; two daughters.
03.05.1910
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04.12.1982
T/Lt. 02.03.1942
T/A/Capt. 20.09.1944-19.12.1944
T/Capt. 20.12.1944 (reld 13.07.1946)
Education: BSc (Hons) Glasgow. AMICE, MIHE.
(04.1942)     officer under training, not yet appointed, Royal Marine Engineers
(06.1942) - (08.1942) Company Officer, "P" Company, Royal Marine Engineers [under Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization II (MNBDO II)]
(10.1942) - (12.1942) Company Officer, "G" Company, Royal Marine Engineers
(02.1943) - (10.1945) Company Officer, "P" Company, [Holding Company], Royal Marine Engineers [initially under Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization II (MNBDO II)]
(04.1946)     Portsmouth Division RM
Highways Department, Lanarkshire County Council, 1946-1948. Office of Public Works, Corporation Glasgow, 1948-1953. Neuchatel Asphalt Company Ltd., 1953-1955. Senior lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 1956. Appointed to the chair of Civil and Transport Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1968(?) up to retirement in 1975 (then emeritus professor).
Whiteley,
[Sir] Peter John Frederick
P.J.F. Whiteley

Son of John George Whiteley.
Married (1948) Nancy Vivian Clayden, daughter of W. Carter Clayden; two sons, two daughters.
13.12.1920
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01.02.2016
2nd Lt. 01.01.1940
Lt. 14.06.1941
... ...
Gen. 17.01.1977 (retd 22.12.1979)

GCB 1979 (KCB 1976); OBE 1960; DL.

Education: Bishop's Stortford College; Bembridge School; École des Roches.
1940     joined RM
(02.)1940 - (08.)1940 RM course Portsmouth
(10.)1940 - (12.1940) RM course Chatham
(02.1941) - (04.)1941 RM course Portsmouth
(06.)1941 - (08.)1941 Liaison Officer, 102nd RM Brigade
1941 - (10.)1941 Portsmouth Division RM
22.10.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Resolution
1942 - 1942 HMS Renown
17.03.1942 - (08.)1943 HMNZS Gambia
23.09.1943 - (07.1945) HMNZS Gambia
      seconded to Fleet Air Arm, 1946-1950 (807 Squadron FAA 07.04.1948, HMS Theseus 20.08.1948-30.09.1949); Adjutant 40 Commando, 1951; Staff College, Camberley, 1954; Brigade Major 3rd Commando Brigade, 1957; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley, 1960-1963; CO 42 Commando, 1965-1966 (despatches, Malaysia, 1966); Colonel General Staff Department of Commandant General Royal Marines, 1966-1968; NATO Defence College, 1968; Commander 3rd Commando Brigade, 1968-1970; Maj.Gen. Commando Forces, 1970-1972; C of S, HQ Allied Forces Northern Europe, 1972-1975; Commandant General, Royal Marines, 11.04.1975-1977; Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Northern Europe, 22.01.1977-1979
Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Jersey, 1979-1984. Colonel Commandant, RM, 1985-1987; Hon. Col, 211 (Wessex) Field Hospital RAMC (Volunteers), TA, 1985-1990. Member, Council, Union Jack Club, 1985-1991; Vice Chairman, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 1991-1997; President, W Devon Area, 1985-1987, President, Devon, 1987-1996, St John's Ambulance Brigade; Vice-President, Devon Care Trust, 1995-. Trustee, Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. Governor: Bembridge School, 1981-1995; Kelly College, 1985-1994; St Michael's School, Tavistock, 1985-1989. Member: Royal Commonwealth Soc., 1981-; Anglo Norse Society, 1980-; Anglo Danish Society, 1980-; Jersey Society in London, 1984-. Liveryman, Fletchers' Co., 1982; Guild of Freemen of City of London: Member Ct of Assistants, 1980-; Master, 1987-1988. DL Devon, 1987. CIMgt. KStJ 1980; Chevalier, Ordre de la Pléaiade, Assoc. of French Speaking Parliaments, 1984.
Wilcox,
Albert Cyril
A.C. Wilcox

Married ...; ... children.
30.03.1909
Kidderminster district, Worcestershire
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(09?).1972
Kidderminster district, Worcestershire
T/2nd Lt. 30.06.1944
T/Lt. 30.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
23.07.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
20.06.1945 - (10.1945) RMTB [= RM Training Barracks/Battalion?], Sydney, NSW [HMS Golden Hind]
(04.1946)     Plymouth Division RM
Carpet manufacturer.
Wildey,
Charles Edwin Ernest
C.E.E. Wildey
Married (15.06.1929, Deal, Eastry district, Kent) Gladys Louise May.


25.08.1900
Medway district, Kent
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16.05.1984
South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
Sgt.Maj. 30.04.1938 [22389]
Staff Sgt.Maj. 01.10.1939
Lt. (QM) 17.09.1940
A/Capt. (QM) 27.06.1943-16.09.1943
Capt. (QM) 17.09.1943 (retd 25.08.1951)
27.09.1918 - 1938 enlisted, Royal Marine Light Infantry - Chatham Division [served in the ranks for 19 years, 215 days]
1938 - 16.09.1940 served as Warrant Officer for 2 years, 140 days
17.09.1940 - 29.04.1941 Chatham Division RM (as Company Commander)
30.04.1941 - 07.12.1942 Company Officer, Royal Naval School of Music (Scarborough)
08.12.1942 - 10.12.1943 Administrative Officer, 40 RM Commando
11.12.1943 - (04.)1944 A Company, Home Base Ledger Office RM (Deal)
(06.)1944 - 29.06.1945 Chatham Division RM (for company duties)
30.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
? - 19.11.1945 HMS Highflyer (additional; for passage)
20.11.1945 - 13.02.1946 HMS Highflyer (additional; for pool)
14.02.1946 - 22.05.1946 Quartermaster, HMS Landswell (Mobile Landing Craft Advanced Base 1, Cochin)
23.05.1946 - 08.12.1946 HMS Highflyer (additional)
09.12.1946 - 29.01.1947 RM Barracks Chatham (additional)
30.01.1947 - 24.08.1951 RM Depot (Deal)
Wildman-Lushington,
Godfrey Edward
G.E. Wildman-Lushington G.E. Wildman-Lushington

20.05.1897
-
03.02.1970
2nd Lt. 22.08.1914
... ...
Maj. 17.12.1932
T/Lt.Col.. 08.01.1939-04.09.1939
Lt.Col. 30.09.1939
A/Col. 19.12.1941-04.02.1942
Col. 2nd Cdt. 01.06.1944, seniority 30.09.1942
A/Col.Cdt. 05.02.1942-02.03.1943
T/Brig. 05.02.1942-02.03.1943
A/Maj.Gen. 03.03.1943-(01.1946)
Maj.Gen. 01.10.1946 (retd 29.11.1950)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1947 New Year 1947 [investiture 28.01.1947]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 1944 [investiture 28.01.1947]
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30.09.1939 - 01.12.1939 Chatham Division RM
02.12.1939 - 18.12.1941 Commanding Officer, 1st RM Battalion (101st RM Brigade, later 102nd RM Brigade)
19.12.1941 - 29.12.1943 Chief of Staff to Chief of Combined Operations (actg. Maj.-Gen.) [HMS President] (additional)
31.12.1943 - 07.04.1945 Assistant Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander, S.E. Asia [HMS Braganza]
08.04.1945 - 08.06.1945 HQ Staff (RM Office)
09.06.1945 - 31.07.1945 General Officer Commanding, Commando Group RM
01.08.1945 - 31.03.1946 General Officer Commanding, Commando Group (Light) RM
01.04.1946 - 01.10.1946 also RM ADC to HM the King
01.04.1946 - 30.06.1947 HMS Appledore (additional)
01.07.1947 - 03.10.1950 Chief of Combined Operations
Williams,
Arthur Nicholl
A.N. Williams
Younger son of Rev. Canon William Henry Williams and Mrs Williams, of Mathern, Monmouthshire.
Married (18.10.1919) Effie Seon (? - 1975), daughter of Englesbe Seon; one son, one daughter.
28.10.1894
Newport district, Monmouthshire
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04.06.1982
Lambeth, London
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.10.1913
T/Lt. 19.02.1914
Lt. 19.09.1914
Capt. 02.10.1917
Maj. 22.12.1931
Lt.Col. 01.03.1939
A/Col. Cdt. 20.11.1941-04.08.1945
Col. 2nd Cdt. 05.08.1943, seniority 01.03.1942
Col. Cdt. 05.08.1945
T/Brig. 20.11.1941-30.09.1945
Maj.Gen. 01.10.1945 (dispersal 03.01.1946) (retd 01.03.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 1945 [investiture 27.11.1945]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 1942 [investiture 23.11.1943]
Mention in Despatches MID 05.07.1940 Northern Area
Education: Stancliffe Hall, Matlock; Hereford Cathedral School.
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17.01.1925 - 12.03.1926 Garrison Adjutant, Plymouth
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23.07.1939 - 29.02.1940 Portsmouth Division RM
01.03.1940 - 19.11.1941 RM Brigade
20.11.1941 - 07.12.1941 Home Base Ledger (for special service)
08.12.1941 - 23.03.1942 Commander RM Division Training Brigade
24.03.1942 - 02.10.1943 Commander, 101 RM Brigade (RM Division)
03.10.1943 - 31.12.1943 Acting Colonel Commandant, Plymouth Division RM
01.01.1944 - 16.01.1944 Plymouth Division RM (additional; for leave)
17.01.1944 - 14.03.1944 HMS President (additional; for duty inside Admiralty with Naval Intelligence Division) (temporarily)
15.03.1944 - 31.05.1945 Commander, RM Training Group Wales
01.06.1945 - 03.01.1946 Commander, RM Training Group Devon
Manager, Conservative Central Board of Finance, 1951-1965.
Williams,
Ronald Llewellyn
R.L. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) 
22.04.1904
-
(12?).1963
Redruth district, Cornwall
C/Sgt. ?
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. 16.10.1943
T/A/Capt. 17.01.1945
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17.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
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Willock,
Colin Denniston
C.D. Willock
(03?).1919 ?
Barnet district, Greater London /
Hertfordshire / Middlesex ?
-
T/Lt.
22.08.1941
A/T/Capt.
02.09.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)
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(07.1945)
25th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery (Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization 2, from about early 1944 5th RM Anti-Aircraft Brigade)
Wills,
John Howard Germon
J.H.G. Wills
09.05.1899
-
23.06.1978
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.09.1916
... ...
A/Col. Comdt. 22.07.1943-27.02.1944,
04.12.1944-05.02.1945
T/Brig. 22.07.1943-27.02.1944,
04.12.1944-05.02.1945
Col. ? (retd 28.02.1951)

OBE 05.03.1942, MID 02.06.1943

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Wilson,
Henry Rex Beamish
C.D. Willock
Son (with one sister) of Felix Beamish Wilson (1896-1980), and Gladys Frances White (1894-1980).
Married Marjory Gearing (23.01.1921 - 25.12.2001), daughter (with one brother) of Herbert Ernest Gearing (1878-1957), and Gladys Stokes (?-1985); one daughter, three sons.
09.07.1919
Dublin, Ireland
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12.01.2009
St James, Cape Town, South Africa
T/2nd Lt. 15.03.1941
T/Lt. 15.09.1941
A/T/Capt. 15.03.1945-30.06.1945
T/S.Lt. SANF(V) 07.02.1945, seniority 15.03.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Dublin University; University of Cape Town (1951); MB, ChB.
15.03.1941 - (04.)1944 RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (2) (as Troop Officer, "H" Battery, 4th RM Anti-Aircraft Regiment, from early 1943 3rd RM Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment)
(04?).1944 - 30.04.1944 HMS Turtle (Combined Operations training establishment, Poole)
01.05.1944 - 24.06.1944 HMS Robertson (Combined Operations base, Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent)
25.06.1944 - 15.08.1944 RM Training Group Wales
16.08.1944 - 12.09.1944 Chatham Division RM (not to join)
13.09.1944 - 06.02.1945 HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) (for leave)
07.02.1945 - 13.02.1945 Chatham Division RM
14.02.1945 - 14.03.1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
15.03.1945 - 31.05.1945 Reinforcement Holdung Unit RM (No. 2 Sub Unit)
01.06.1945 - 29.06.1945 RM Training Group Devon (for Commanding Officer, Reinforcement Holding Unit)
30.06.1945 - 18.07.1945 Portsmouth Division RM
14.07.1945 - ? HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa)
(07.1945) -   HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty) *
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
General practitioner, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa.
* Navy List of July 1945 shows him at HMS Copra from 15.03.1945. Official service record gives other details.
** indexed, but not listed as such
Wilson,
Maurice Finlay Alexander
M.F.A. Wilson
Son of ... Wilson, and ... Fraser.
21.10.1924
Wareham district, Dorset
-
12.1991
Poole district, Dorset
T/2nd Lt.
03.09.1943
T/Lt.
03.03.1944
2nd Lt.
19.08.1946 [366796]
WS/Lt.
19.08.1946
Lt.
19.07.1947, seniority 21.04.1947
T/Capt.
19.12.1949-20.10.1951
Capt.
21.10.1951
T/Maj.
31.01.1958-01.11.1958
Maj.
02.11.1958, seniority 21.10.1958
Lt.Col.
08.04.1966
Col.
30.06.1973 (retd 01.02.1976)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1969
New Year 69
Education: Joint Services Staff Course (jssc); Staff College (psc)
03.09.1943
-
(10.1943)
RM Training Group Dalditch
(12.1943)
-
(04.)1946
42nd RM Commando
19.08.1946


commissioned, The [Royal] Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission to 18.01.1947]
19.07.1947


permanent commission
31.01.1958
-
14.01.1960
Brigade Major, HQ Infantry Brigade (TA)
(1962)


served in British Guiana
28.10.1963
-
19.02.1966
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), HQ British Army of the Rhine
1966
-
1969
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Royal Hampshire Regiment
Woollam,
George Arthur
G.A. Woollam
Son of Henry and Jane E. Woollam, of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.
1924 ?
-
07.06.1945
(DOW) [age 21]
[Fort William (Glen Navis) Cemetery, C.68]

T/2nd Lt.
05.02.1943
T/Lt.
05.08.1943
05.02.1943
-
(06.)1943
102nd RM Brigade
08.1943
-
07.06.1945
46th RM Commando [died of wounds following an explosion]
Wray,
Ian Frank
I.F. Wray (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 23807))
12.02.1921
Barnet district, Oxfordshire
-
17.03.1993
Norwich district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 01.01.1940
Lt. 14.06.1941
A/Capt. 08.01.1945
Capt. 14.06.1949 (retd 03.10.1965)
A/Maj. 01.10.1962
Hon. Maj. 03.10.1965
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 65
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01.09.1941 - (04.)1944 HMS Royal Sovereign (Royal Sovereign class battleship)
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