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1939-1945

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Baber, A.H.
to
Byron
, J.

 
A.H. Baber   to   J. Byron
Baber,
Angus Harvey
A.H. Baber
Son of Frank Cecil Harvey Baber (1888-1956), and Christine Campbell McCullock (1898-1969).
Married (19.12.1944, West Acton/Ealing Common, Brentford district, Middlesex) Joan Peggy Orriss (30.06.1921 - ); two daughters.
19.06.1922
-

06.2013 still alive
Prob. T/Midsh. 03.11.1940
T/Midsh. 1941?, seniority 03.11.1940
T/A/S.Lt. 19.06.1942
T/S.Lt. 19.06.1943
T/Lt. 01.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 New Year 45
03.11.1940 - (10.)1941 HMS King George V (battleship)
11.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Impulsive (destroyer)
27.01.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Onslow (destroyer)
16.08.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Vigilant (destroyer) (despatches)
Captain, Merchant Navy. MCIT. Master, The Honourable Company of Master Mariners, 1981-1982.
Baker,
Arthur
A. Baker
Married; ... children.
From Grimsby.
?
-

24.09.1942 
(KIA)
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 8, column 1]
T/Skpr.
01.09.1941
Skipper on fishing trawlers.
23.10.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Almandine (minesweeping trawler)
?
-
24.09.1942
HMS Canada (RN base, Halifax, NS, Canada) [torpedoed on his way to Canada to pick up a Lend Lease boat, after which he was to proceed to the Mediterranean]
Baker,
Frederick Lawson
F.L. Baker
(09?).1905
Bristol, Avon
-

1955 
Prob. T/Lt.
02.09.1940
T/Lt.
1941?, seniority 02.09.1940
A/T/Lt.Cdr.
1943/44? (reld < 07.1945)
Served in the Merchant Navy (First Mate's certificate, December 1928, No 24723).
06.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Saltash (minesweeper)
20.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Agamemnon (minelayer)
12.10.1942
-
(02.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM LST 8 (landing ship, tank) [HMS Saker (Admiralty delegation, USA)] *
08.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM LST 364 (landing ship, tank)
07.03.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM LST 303 (landing ship, tank)
* (06.1943) & (08.1943) still indexed as at LST 8, but no longer listed as such
Ball,
Malcolm John
M.J. Ball
1922 ?
-

18.08.1942 (KIA) [age 20]
[Chatham Naval Memorial]
Prob. Midsh.
01.05.1938
A/S.Lt.
10.01.1942

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Mention in Despatches MID
20.10.1942
attack on convoy 17.08.42
(1940)


HMS Scimitar (destroyer)
26.10.1941
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, MTB 218

-
18.08.1942
Commanding Officer, MTB ...
Banyard,
Job
J. Banyard (Photo courtesy of Mr James Boyle)
?
-
T/Skpr. 12.12.1939 [WS 3156 & TS 275]
T/A/Ch.Skpr. 21.02.1944
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
06.03.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Controller (minesweeping trawler) (despatches)
07.05.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Craigcoilleach (minesweeping trawler)
26.01.1942 - 12.02.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Lady Estelle (minesweeping trawler)
26.03.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional; for various services)
Barber,
Cecil Leonard
C.L. Barber
(12?).1908
Mutford district, Norfolk / Suffolk
-

T/Skpr.
01.06.1941 (reld < 07.1945)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.10.1942
Operation Jubilee (Dieppe raid 19.08.42)
(12.1941)
-
(10.1944)
no appointment listed (served possibly at HMS Northney (training establishment for landing craft, Hayling Island))
(08.1942)
 
 
HM LCT 126 (landing craft, tank) (Dieppe raid)
Barclay,
Joseph Johnstone Eadie
J.J.E. Barclay
?
-
06.10.1958

Lt.Cdr.
19.05.1927
Cdr.
31.12.1936
Capt.
31.12.1942
A/Cdre. 2nd cl.
15.05.1944 (reld 1945/46)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
11.08.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
10.08.1942
-
(06.1943)
HMS Appledore (Combined Operations base & training establishment, Appledore)
15.08.1943
-
(04.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Canton (armed merchant cruiser)
15.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Barker,
George Dean
G.D. Barker (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew MacInnes)
Son (with three brothers and two sisters) of Thomas Barker (1863-1924), and Charlotte Ann Cavanaugh (1862-1947).
Married (03.07.1924, Hull, Yorkshire) Beatrice Hildred ((03?).1905 - (09?).1977), daughter of George Henry Hildred (1867-1955), and Ada Ansdell (1872-); one daughter.
26.07.1900
Hull, Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
(09?).1981
Beverley district, East Riding of Yorkshire
T/Skpr. 11.09.1939 [WS 3113 & TS 232]
T/A/Skpr.Lt. 06.01.1943 (reld 14.11.1945)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1946 New Year 46 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
(02.1940)     no appointment listed
06.02.1940 - 02.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Alexandrite (minesweeping trawler) (despatches)
(04.1942) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
07.07.1942 - 09.05.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Lois (minesweeping trawler)
09.05.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover) (for minesweeping and patrol duties)
24.10.1943 - 22.08.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1036 (motor minesweeper) (DSC)
Barker,
Wallace Hamilton
W.H. Barker
28.05.1908
West Derby, Lancashire
-
04.1994
Bath, Somerset
S.Lt.
24.06.1929
Lt.
24.06.1931
Lt.Cdr.
24.06.1939 (reld 1945/46)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
18.08.1941
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Fritillary (corvette)
(08.1943)
-
(12.1943)
no appointment listed
03.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Cormorant (base, Gibraltar) (for coastal forces)
Barnes,
Robert Douglas James
R.D.J. Barnes
?
-
Prob. Midsh.
01.05.1934
Midsh.
?, seniority 01.05.1934
A/S.Lt.
24.10.1937
S.Lt.
11.01.1940
Lt.
1941, seniority 25.10.1940
Lt.Cdr.
25.08.1948 (retd 24.10.1961)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
08.08.1947
-
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
21.06.1960
1st clasp
31.08.1935
-
12.1935
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet) (for 4 months' training)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(02.1941)


HMS Shark (submarine) *
(12.1941)
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed: probably while being a POW (at Colditz?)
12.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
First Lieutenant, HMS Fierce (minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such; HMS Shark had been sunk by German surface craft 06.07.1940
Barnes,
Sidney George
S.G. Barnes
08.12.1913
-
1969 ?
T/Lt.
15.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 10.1943, < 12.1943
(06.1940)


HMS Medway Queen (minesweeper) ?



HMS Snapdragon (corvette) ?
11.02.1941
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Lady Hogarth (auxiliary anti-submarine trawler)
(02.1943)
-
(09.1943)
HMS Thalassa (armed yacht) *
09.1943
-
(04.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Thalassa (armed yacht)
(06.1944)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
* indexed as posted to the ship, but not listed under the ship itself
Barnet,
Avon Alexander
A.A. Barnet
Son of Peter Knox Barnet (1854-), and Mary Stephen (1871-1949).
Married 1st.
Married 2nd.
20.04.1904
St Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
-
26.01.1985
Aberdeen, Scotland
Prob. S.Lt. 17.05.1927
S.Lt. 13.01.1928, seniority 17.05.1927
Lt. 17.05.1929
Lt.Cdr. 17.05.1937
A/Cdr. > 02.1941, < 12.1941
Cdr. 30.06.1943 (retd 01.07.1950)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 25.01.1944 Operations Baytown & Ferdy (landings in Italy 09.43) * [investiture 22.09.44]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 05.1942 -

* For gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty under and continuous fire from the Enemy during landings on the Italian mainland.

04.04.1928 - (06.1928) HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Atlantic) (to complete 12 months' training)
10.09.1932     HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for course)
24.09.1932     HMS Defiance (for course)
07.03.1936     HMS Broke (flotilla leader) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
04.04.1936 - (02.)1938) HMS Bideford (patrol sloop) (Persian Gulf)
28.09.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Patroclus (armed merchant cruiser)
1940 - 25.09.1940 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
26.09.1940 - 06.05.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Camito (ocean boarding vessel) [ship sunk by U-boat]
01.08.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Cochrane II (supply & accounting base for tenders, Rosyth) (for Naval Control Service, Methil)
05.01.1943 - (02.)1943 HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea)
(06.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(09.1943)     Senior Naval Officer, Landings (L) (Italy)
15.11.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Spurn Point (repair ship)
Barry,
Joseph William Philip
J.W.P. Barry

Son of William and Elizabeth Mary Barry; husband of Beatrice Anne Barry, of Canterbury.
(09?).1902
West Ham, Essex
-
05.11.1940
(KIA) [age 38]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 2, column 1]
T/Lt. (E)
15.09.1939



serving under T.124 agreement
15.09.1939
-
05.11.1940
HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser)
Bartle,
Arnold Herbert William
A.H.W. Bartle
Son of Arthur Herbert and Gertrude Mary Bartle; husband of Josephine Bartle, of Consett, Co. Durham.
(09?).1911
Croydon, Surrey
-
05.11.1940
(KIA) [age 29]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 40, column 1]
A/S.Lt.
08.04.1933
S.Lt.
14.02.1936, seniority 06.02.1935
Lt.
27.03.1938
> 10.1938, antedated 26.11.1937
29.05.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (to complete 9 months' training)
06.09.1939
-
05.11.1940
HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser)
Bartley,
John Frederick Castle
J.F.C. Bartley
(06?).1904
Bromley, London
-

[07.1952 still alive]
Prob. S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
04.08.1927, seniority 14.04.1926
Lt.
12.08.1928
Lt.Cdr.
12.08.1936
A/Cdr.
> 02.1941, < 08.1942
Cdr.
31.12.1942 (retd 1945/46)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1943
New Year 43

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1940
New Year 40
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
02.05.1941
?
Legionnaire of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
28.06.1946
?
(04.1940)


HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea) *
1940


HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
(02.1941)


HMS Nasturtium  (corvette) *
01.10.1941
-
(12.1943)
HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea)
05.02.1944
-
(06.1944)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Falmouth [HMS Forte]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Baxter,
Arthur Edwin Holmes
A.E.H. Baxter (Photo courtesy of Mr John Baxter)
Son (with one brother, one sister and one half-sister) of Arthur Oscar Holmes (1883-), and Martha Cook Baxter (1886-1960) [who later remarried Percy Kirby Englefield].
Brother of Skpr.Lt. Robert Baxter, RNR.
Nephew of Skpr. Frank Baxter, RNR.
Married ((09?).1921, Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire) Sarah Annie Gaiger; three daughters.

05.03.1902
North Somercotes, Louth district, Lincolnshire
-
(12?).1956
Louth district, Lincolnshire
Seaman ? [J51419]
Prob. T/Skpr. 23.10.1940
T/Skpr. 1941, seniority 23.10.1940 [TS 796] (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -

Italy Star

It St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
WW 1     Boy 1st Class, HMS Ganges (home address at that time Grimsby)
(02.1941)     HMS Louis Botha (minesweeping trawler) *
01.06.1941 - (12.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Strath Rannock (minesweeping trawler)
18.12.1941 - (02.)1943 [First Lieutenant?,] HMS Green Howard (minesweeping trawler)
(06.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
26.10.1943 - (12.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Pointer (minesweeping trawler)
30.12.1943 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Nab Wyke (minesweeping trawler)
Baxter,
[Sir] Arthur James
A.J. Baxter
28.02.1890
Norwich, Norfolk
-
27.12.1951
[Petersham, Surrey ?]
Capt.
30.06.1939
A/Cdre. 2nd cl.
02.12.1940 (retd > 06.1944, < 07.1945)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.02.1944
3 years ocean convoys
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
Education: Great Yarmouth Grammar School
1904


cadet in Merchant Navy
1913


joined RNR
1914
-
1918
served in RN in command of Destroyers
1940
-
1945
Commodore of Ocean Convoys:
02.12.1940
-
(08.1942)
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
26.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
14.04.1944
-
1945
RNR ADC to the King
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
1948
-
1949
Commodore of Orient Line Fleet (retd)
Baxter,
Frank
F. Baxter (Photo courtesy of Mr John Baxter)
Son of Frank C. Baxter (1865-1956), and Hannah C. Larder (1847-1914).
Uncle of Skpr. Athur Edwin Holmes Baxter, RNR, and Skpr. Robert Baxter, RNR.
Married (1908, Grimsby, Lincolnshire) Felicia Conte (1890 - 1946), daughter (with one sister and one brother) of Achille Conte, and Rosa di Nallo (1861-1931); three sons, two daughters.
2nd partner (not married) Cathrine Storrar Hood (19.01.1910 - 12.05.1984), daughter of David Maxwell Hood (1887-1929), and Jessie Lister Dalrymple Storrar (1887-1962); one son.
Lived at Holton-le-Clay, Lincolnshire.
26.05.1888
North Somercotes, Lincolnshire
-
22.09.1943
North Shields
[Holton-le-Clay Cemetery, Lincolnshire, B.42]
Deckhand (1916) [ON 1990 DA]
Skpr. 16.10.1918
T/Skpr. 20.08.1940 [TS 700]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.05.1916 Eastern Mediterranean
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
Mention in Despatches MID 1919 ?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Long Service Good Conduct Medal (Naval) LSGCM 14.06.1924 -
      served in World War I (received an expression of Their Lordships appreciation for services rendered on the occasion of the sinking of HMT Benton Castle, 30.11.1916; was HMS Ganges 1918; commanded HMT T.R. Ferens (based at HMS Attentive), Dover)
10.08.1940 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Glow (auxiliary minesweeping trawler)
20.06.1943 - 22.09.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Montano (minesweeping trawler)
Baxter,
John
J. Baxter
15.02.1905 *
-
15.03.1970

* possibly: 15.03.1905
Skpr. 08.05.1934 [W.S. 2644]
Ch.Skpr. 31.12.1942
A/Skpr.Lt. 04.06.1943
Skpr.Lt. 31.12.1949 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 18.07.1951)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 13.02.1945 -
30.08.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Stora
09.08.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Southern Flower (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
31.12.1942 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Guava (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
04.06.1943 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Mazurka (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
Baxter,
Robert
R. Baxter (Photo courtesy of Mr John Baxter)
Son (with one brother, one sister and one half-sister) of Arthur Oscar Holmes (1883-), and Martha Cook Baxter (1886-1960) [who later remarried Percy Kirby Englefield].
Brother of Skpr. Arthur Edwin Holmes Baxter, RNR.
Nephew of Skpr. Frank Baxter, RNR.
Married ((03?).1929, Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire) Simonne Aline J. Goormachtig (02.03.1909 - (06?).1972).
11.08.1903
North Somercotes, Louth district, Lincolnshire
-
(09?).1972
Grimsby district, Lincolnshire
Prob. T/Skpr. 02.11.1939
T/Skpr. 1940, seniority 02.11.1939 [WS 3080 & TS 199] (reld < 04.1946)
T/A/Ch.Skpr. 06.01.1944
T/A/Skpr.Lt. < 07.1945

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Trawler skipper.
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
11.05.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Holly (minesweeping trawler)
10.03.1941 - (08.1942) Commanding Officer, HMS Rudilais (minesweeping trawler)
(06.1943) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
07.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1064 (motor minesweeper)
Beale,
Charles Edward Stewart
C.E.S. Beale
Possibly related to Lt.Cdr. C.E.S. Beale, RN.
1892 ?
-
19.07.1944
[Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery, F.449]
T/S.Lt.
04.09.1917 (reld 1919?)
T/Lt.
25.04.1941



served in World War I
25.04.1941
-
19.07.1944
Naval Control Service, Durban [HMS Afrikander IV, later HMS Kongoni (RN base, Durban, South Africa)]
Beech,
George England
G.E. Beech

Son of ... Beech, and ... England.
15.10.1915
Chard district, Devon / Dorset / Somerset
-
T/Skpr.
01.04.1941 [TS 991] (reld < 04.1946)
Trawler skipper, Fleetwood.
01.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Antrim (trawler base, Belfast)
22.04.1942
-
(12.)1943
HM BYMS 22 (British yard minesweeper)
12.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Arnold Bennett (minesweeping trawler)
(10.19144)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Beeson,
Jack
J. Beeson

?
-
T/Skpr.
12.09.1939 [WS 3032 & TS 151]
T/A/Ch.Skpr.
06.01.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
04.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Formidable (armed drifter) *
05.1941
-
(06.)1943
First Lieutenant, HMS Fidget (armed drifter)
(08.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
25.08.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Morgan Jones (minesweeping trawler)
* (02.1941) indexed, but not listed as such; HMS Formidable was renamed HMS Fidget
Bell,
Charles Leigh de Hauteville
C.L. de H. Bell
From Coulsdon.
24.03.1903
Ormskirk, Lancashire
-
01.06.1972
Croydon district, London
Prob. S.Lt.
31.07.1925
S.Lt.
18.12.1925, seniority 31.07.1925
Lt.
31.07.1927
Lt.Cdr.
31.07.1935
Cdr.
31.12.1940 (retd 24.03.1953)
A/Capt.
16.02.1945?
Capt. (retd)
24.03.1953

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
02.05.1944
convoy Murmansk S28, probable destruction U-boat
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
20.11.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth) (additional; for various services)
11.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Broadwater (destroyer)
07.06.1942
-
(08.)1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Vanquisher (destroyer)
08.10.1942
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Whitehall (destroyer)
04.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea)
16.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Palomares (fighter direction ship)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Captain, Merchant Navy ("Empress of England", 1957).
Bell,
Hugh Ian Turner
H.I.T. Bell
30.06.1912
-
10.05.1955
T/S.Lt. (E)
18.09.1939 (reld 15.05.1946)
 
 
 
officer holding temporary commission under T.124 agreements
18.09.1939
-
08.04.1942
HMS California (armed merchant cruiser)
09.04.1942
-
10.05.1942
HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
11.05.1942
-
15.11.1943
HMS Hunter (escort carrier)
16.11.1943
-
28.01.1944
HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
29.01.1944
-
08.08.1945
HMS Trouncer (escort carrier)
09.08.1945
-
17.09.1945
HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
18.09.1945
-
13.11.1945
HMS Ranee (escort carrier)
14.11.1945
-
15.05.1946
HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
Berg,
Dagfin[n] Anker
D.A. Berg
16.02.1892
Norway
-
01.10.1943
[Aberdeen Crematorium]
T/S.Lt. (E)
03.10.1940
T/A/Lt. (E)
03.10.1941
03.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Helier II (auxiliary anti-submarine trawler)
09.02.1942
-
01.10.1943
HMS Sir John Hawkins (ferry)
Berger,
Brynjulf
B. Berger
27.12.1906
Norway
-
?
[1992?, USA?]
T/S.Lt.
26.08.1940
T/Lt.
26.11.1940 (reld 01.04.1941?)
10.12.1940
-
(02.1941?)
HMS Mercury (paddle minesweeper?)
[if it's indeed the minesweeper, then this ship was mined 24.12.1940 and foundered the following day]
01.04.1941 Rosyth avd.  (from RNR)
01.04.1941-07.07.1941 M/Sw "Alcmaria"
25.07.1941-16.08.1941 "Heimdal"
16.08.1941-03.09.1941 M/Sw "Syrian"
03.09.1941-15.09.1941 MSPE
15.09.1941-05.01.1942 M/Sw "Alcmaria"
10.01.1942-03.10.1942 M/Sw "Polar VI"
16.10.1942-29.11.1942 "Heimdal" (Hospitalized)
30.11.1942-01.12.1942 SOK
02.12.1942-28.02.1943 MSPE (released SOK 28.02.1943)
Berntzen *,
Haakon
H. Berntzen
* also written as:
Berntsen, Haakon
27.09.1902
Norway
-
15.08.1945
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 100]
T/S.Lt. (E)
05.08.1940
T/Lt. (E)
05.08.1941
05.08.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Terje IV (minesweeping trawler?)
1941/42?


transferred to RINR
01.12.1942
-
(06.1944)
HMIS Berar (minesweeping trawler)
?
-
15.08.1945
HMIS Madura (minesweeping trawler) *
* (07.1945) indexed, but not listed as such
Bett,
Henry
H. Bett

26.12.1914
-
28.03.2007
T/Boom Skpr.
22.06.1940
A/T/Boom Skpr.Lt.
08.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946)



served in boom defence, Orkney Islands & Gold Coast, West Africa:
08.07.1940
-
(02.)1943
First Lieutenant, HMS Sea Monarch (boom defence vessel) [eventually perhaps even Commanding Officer]
03.1943
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Barbrook (boom defence vessel)
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Bownet (boom defence vessel)
02.1946
-
(04.1946)
[Commanding Officer? *], HMS Barbette (boom defence vessel)
* highest in rank, but not specifically indicated as "in command"
Beverley,
Herbert James
H.J. Beverley
?
-
T/Lt.
13.03.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
07.1941?

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
30.07.1942
destruction of U252

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Mention in Despatches MID
13.03.1945
destruction of U-boat 25.05.44
(1940)
-
(1941)
HMT St. Kenan
07.1941
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vetch (corvette)
(08.1943)
-
(12.1943)
no appointment listed
01.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Bideford (sloop)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Bigg,
Dudley James Henry
D.J.H. Bigg
(03?).1897
Islington
-
05.11.1940
(KIA) [age 43]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 2, column 1]
T/Lt. (E)
15.09.1939



serving under T.124 agreement
15.09.1939
-
05.11.1940
HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser)

 

Billot,
Godfrey Philip
G.P. Billot
(09?).1906
St Pancras
-
[1959 still alive]
S.Lt.
30.05.1930
Lt.
30.05.1932
Lt.Cdr.
30.05.1940
A/Cdr.
1945? (retd 1940/50s)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
18.05.1943
Oran Harbour 08.11.42
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
05.1941
-
08.11.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Hartland (escort) (sunk)
22.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
18.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Naval Control Service, Ramsgate [HMS Fervent]
[ (04.1946)


HMS Robertson ?]
Bingham,
Austen
A. Bingham

Son of William Hopworth Bingham and Constance Preston Bingham, of Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa.
?
-
02.11.1944
off Ostend
(KIA)
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 13, column 3]
T/Midsh.
31.01.1944
(06.1944)


HMS Berwick (cruiser) *
?
-
02.11.1944
HM Trawler Colsay (sunk by a German human torpedo off Ostend)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Binks,
Rial Dennis
R.D. Binks
Married ((12?).1915, Sculcoates, Yorkshire) ... Stather.
1895 ?
Lancashire
-
Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1925
Cdr.
30.06.1937
Capt.
30.06.1942
A/Cdre. 2nd cl.
28.07.1942

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
29.09.1942
rendering mines safe
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
-
28.07.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
[ (04.1946)


HMS Guardian (net layer) ?]
Binsted,
Peter Burford
P.B. Binsted (Photo courtesy of Mr John Binsted) P.B. Binsted (Photo courtesy of Mr John Binsted)
Son of George Edward Binsted, and Florence Blyth.
Married (02.10.1944, Halifax, NS) Margaret Zoe Dunbar; ... children.

Career sketch of Lt.Cdr. P.B. Binsted (Provided by Mr John Binsted)

29.04.1920
Wandsworth district, Greater London / London / Surrey
-
05.1993
Hillingdon district, Middlesex
Prob. Midsh.
01.09.1937
Midsh.
14.08.1939, seniority 01.09.1937
A/S.Lt.
29.04.1940
S.Lt.
29.04.1941
Lt.
29.10.1942
Lt.Cdr.
29.10.1950 (retd c. 1960)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 boarding a freighter off the coast of Oran while attacked by an Italian submarine
Naval General Service Medal NGSM - & minesweeping clasp
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD ? -
Education: HMS Worcester
Member of St Paul’s Cathedral Choir in London. Deck officer with P&O (Merchant Navy).
1937
 
 
training, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
28.08.1939
-
09.1941
HMS Hotspur (destroyer) [05.1940-06.1940 at SS Isle of Guernsey (hospital carrier)]
09.1941
-
04.1943
served/based at HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth), HMS Petunia (corvette), HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham), HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan) & HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon)]
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.05.1943
-
09.03.1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Asphodel (corvette) (torpedoed & sunk by U-575 off Cape Finisterre)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
04.06.1944
-
11.1944
HMS Courier (Algerine class minesweeper) [based at HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, Canada) (for miscellaneous services)]
06.1945
-
10.1945
First Lieutenant, HM LST 3504 (landing ship, tank)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
10.1945
-
01.1946
HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay)
01.1946
-
(04.)1946
LST Group, HMS Sultan (accounting base, Singapore)
1946
-
06.1946
HMS Minstrel (Algerine class minseweeper)
07.1946
-
05.1947
HMS Golden Fleece (Algerine class minesweeper)
05.1947
-
05.1947
HM BYMS 2142 (British yard minesweeper)
Birch,
John Dudley
J.D. Birch
07.06.1904
Sculcoates, Yorkshire
-
06.1985
Watford, Hertfordshire
Lt.
29.10.1928
Lt.Cdr.
29.10.1936
Cdr.
30.06.1942 (retd 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
04.07.1944
sinking U536 19.11.43
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
rammed by Skeena 12.08.44
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
28.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Nene (frigate)
(04.1944)


HMCS Waskesiu (frigate)
(08.1944)


HMCS Qu'Appelle (destroyer)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Bird,
Roy Lee
R.L. Bird
?
-
17.08.1992
New Zealand
Prob. A/S.Lt.
06.09.1938
A/S.Lt.
1939?, seniority 06.09.1938
S.Lt.
11.01.1940
Lt.
06.03.1941 (reld from active service < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
06.03.1949 (retd < 05.1950)
05.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Northern Sun (trawler)
16.10.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Thunderbolt (submarine)
(06.1943)
-
(12.1943)
HMS Searcher (escort carrier) *
11.03.1944
-
(04.)1944
HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer)
(06.1944)


no appointment listed
09.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Scott (minesweeper)
01.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Gulnare (surveying vessel)
Birnie,
Harry Charles
H.C. Birnie (Photo courtesy of Mrs Barbara Walker) H.C. Birnie (Photo courtesy of Mrs Barbara Walker)
Elder son (with one brother) of Rev. Charles Birnie, MA (1853-1919), and Katherine Alexander (1855?-1920), of New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire.

01.10.1882
New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire
-
09.03.1943
(MPK) [age 60]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial]
Midsh. ?
S.Lt. 23.06.1904
Lt. 12.12.1907
Lt.Cdr. 12.12.1915
A/Cdr. 31.12.1918
Cdr. 31.12.1920
Capt. 30.06.1926 (retd 13.01.1927; own request)
A/Cdre. 2nd cl. 07.01.1941

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 22.02.1918 ramming UC-47 18.11.17
Mention in Despatches MID 15.12.1942 for outstanding devotion to duty during two years' arduous service as Commodore of Convoy
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 13.09.1919 -
Education: New Aberdour Public School; privately.
Junior Officer, Cunard Line, 1905.
1915     Commanding Officer, HM Torpedo Boat 82
1916 - 1917 Commanding Officer, HMS Fairy, North Sea
1917 - 1918 Commanding Officer, HMS P.57 (North Sea and Dover Patrol (DSO, despatches))
Commanded various steamships of the Cunard Line, 1919-1926.
07.01.1941 - 09.03.1943 Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
[in command of Convoy SC 121 from New York to Liverpool, sailing in the Norwegian merchant ship Bonneville. On 9 March 1943, the Bonneville was struck by a torpedo, apparently fired by the German submarine U-405]
Elder Brother of Trinity House since 1926; Member of Committee of Management, Seamen's Hospital Society, since 1927; Member of Southampton Harbour Board, 1936.
Blair,
John Hamilton

J.H. Blair
Also known as: Hamilton-Blair, John.

29.07.1889
Glasgow, Scotland
-
03.07.1972
South Wing Hospital, Bedford, Bedfordshire
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 01.09.1924 (retd 28.07.1934; own request)
Cdr. (retd) 28.07.1934
A/Capt. (retd) 15.09.1944?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.1917 submarines
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 24.09.1929 -
... - ... ...
(10.1940) - (04.1942) no appointment listed
05.05.1942 - (10.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Mona's Isle (auxiliary anti-aircraft ship (coastal))
15.10.1943 - (06.)1944 RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
15.09.1944 - (04.1946) Naval Officer-in-Charge, Vizagatapam [HMIS Circars]
Blake,
Walter Charles
W.C. Blake
?
-
T/Lt.Cdr.
25.11.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
Gold Cross of Merit with swords (Poland) CrsMer
08.05.1945
liaison duties merchant navy
25.11.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
(12.1941)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
(08.1942)
-
(12.1943)
no appointment listed
(04.1944)
 
 
HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay) *
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
06.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for service with Sea Transport Officers)
(1945)
 
 
liaison officer Polish Merchant Navy [Polish merchant ship Sobieski]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blois-Brooke,
Michael Steuart

M.S. Blois-Brooke
Son (with one sister and two brothers) of Maj. Eardley Steuart Brooke (1869-1955), and Violet Mary Magdalene Sproat (1892-1945).
Married (20.08.1949, All Saints Church, Crawley Down, Cuckfield district, Sussex) Mary "Charry" Mead, WRNS, daughter of Cecil Harvey Mead; two daughters, one son.
Surname officially changed from Brooke to Blois-Brooke by deed poll of 24.03.1953.
13.08.1919
Cromer, Erpingham district, Norfolk
-
13.11.1995
Sheringham, North Walsham district, Norfolk
Midsh. 01.10.1937
A/S.Lt. 03.07.1940
S.Lt. 15.09.1941
A/Lt. 03.01.1943
Lt. 31.07.1943
Lt.Cdr. 31.07.1951 (retd 12.11.1962)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (post-1941 model) RD ? -
Education: HMS Conway.
Served Merchant Navy.
22.08.1939 - 29.05.1941 HMS Imperial (destroyer) (damaged by German aircraft near Crete 28.05.1941 & sunk next day by RN)
(08.1941)     no appointment listed
21.08.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Jeanie Deans (auxiliary paddle steam minesweeper)
20.10.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Queen Eagle (auxiliary anti-aircraft ship)
29.07.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Windsor (destroyer)
01.02.1944 - (02.)1944 HMS Nith (frigate) [appointment probably cancelled & replaced by posting to HMS Queen Emma]
27.01.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Queen Emma (troop ship) (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
01.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Sefton (landing ship, infantry)
Bloye,
Norman Herbert Barton
N.H.B. Bloye
(03?).1905
Lewisham, Greater London
-
died between 07.1962 and 08.1973
Prob. S.Lt.
06.09.1928
S.Lt.
07.01.1931, seniority 06.09.1928
Lt.
07.01.1933
Lt.Cdr.
07.01.1941 (retd 30.11.1949)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
23.01.1945
minesweeping Adriatic Coast & Ancona [award posted]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(02.1941)


HMS Derby (minesweeper) *
24.08.1941
-
08.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Fareham (minesweeper)
05.1943
-
(06.)1943
Lieutenant-Commander (Minesweeping), Benghazi [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)]
01.07.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Hasdrubal (RN base, Bizerta)
01.01.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blundell,
Arthur Norman
A.N. Blundell
14.05.1904
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
died between 07.1962 and 08.1973 ??, or 1980s (Northern Ireland?) ??
Prob. S.Lt.
23.12.1930
S.Lt.
11.05.1931, seniority 23.12.1930
Lt.
23.12.1932
Lt.Cdr.
23.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 14.05.1949; age)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
1940s?
?
01.10.1939
-
25.04.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Bradman (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (sunk by German aircraft off Norway)
16.10.1940
-
07.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Marguerite (corvette)
31.08.1943
-
08.12.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Parret (frigate)
07.02.1944
-
04.1944
HMS Grasshopper (Coastal Forces base, Weymouth)
03.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Bolland,
Thomas William Fearne
T.W.F. Bolland
Married; one son.
28.01.1904
South Stoneham, Hampshire
-
05.1984
New Forest, Hampshire
T/Lt.
25.09.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 08.1942, < 02.1943
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
21.03.1942
-
(08.)1943
HMS Alcantara (armed merchant cruiser)
(10.1943)


no appointment listed
22.11.1943
-
(12.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Fada (frigate)
01.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Dovey (frigate)
25.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
Booth,
Bernard Ralph
B.R. Booth

Brother of Lt.Cdr. John Marshall Booth, RNR.
(06?).1893
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
Prob. T/Lt.Cdr.
11.03.1940
T/Lt.Cdr.
11.1941, seniority 11.03.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
11.03.1940
-
29.05.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Crested Eagle (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel (coastal)) (bombed by German aircraft & sunk, Dunkirk)
23.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Emperor of India (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel (coastal))
22.03.1941
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Kernot (auxiliary patrol vessel)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
(10.1944)


no appointment lsited
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Booth,
John Marshall
J.M. Booth (Photo courtesy of Mr Dave Goachers)

Brother of Lt.Cdr. Bernard Ralph Booth, RNR.
23.04.1891
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
(12?).1956
Bebington, Wirral district, Cheshire
T/S.Lt.
20.05.1915, seniority 17.05.1915
T/A/Lt.
19.01.1916
T/Lt.
17.05.1917 (reld 10.11.1919)
T/Lt.Cdr.
30.08.1939
T/A/Cdr.
1945 (reld 23.06.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
17.10.1919
minesweeping operations 07-12.18
22.05.1915
-
08.06.1915
HMS Pembroke II (RN Air Station, Eastchurch, Sheppey)
09.06.1915
-
17.02.1916
HMS Jupiter II
18.02.1916
-
31.01.1917
Commanding Officer, HMS Balmoral (paddle steamer)
01.02.1917
-
24.02.1917
HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)
25.02.1917
-
20.10.1917
HMS E 33 (submarine)
21.10.1917
-
11.02.1918
HMS Aiglon (paddle minesweeper) (for minesweeping instruction) [based at HMS Research]
12.02.1918
-
13.04.1918
HMS Banbury (minesweeper) (to assist on staff of Admiral Superintendent Clyde)
14.04.1918
-
17.09.1918
Commanding Officer, HMS Yarmouth Belle (auxiliary minesweeper)
17.09.1918
-
15.10.1918
Commanding Officer, HMS Aberdare (minesweeper)
16.10.1918
-
31.03.1919
HMS Caesar (depot ship) (Black Sea)
01.04.1919
-
30.06.1919
HMS St George (submarine depot ship) (Aegean)
01.07.1919
-
09.07.1919
HMS Europa (depot ship, Mudros, Greece)
10.07.1919
-
10.11.1919
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
30.08.1939
-
30.11.1939
Sea Transport Officer, Grade III [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
01.12.1939
-
01.09.1941
HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
01.12.1939
-
08.12.1939
for training in "N" type minesweepers
09.12.1939
-
01.09.1941
Trials Officer, Minesweeping Department
02.09.1941
-
11.10.1942
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (additional as Lt.Cdr. Minesweeping 2nd-in-Command)
12.10.1942
-
18.11.1942
HMS Excellent II (accounting base, Bournemouth) (additional; lent to HMS Evolution for special service)
19.11.1942
-
03.04.1943
HMS Excellent II (accounting base, Bournemouth) (additional as Lt.Cdr.)
04.04.1943
-
25.09.1943
Principal Minesweeping Officer, HMS Cannae (RN base, Bone, Algeria)
26.09.1943
-
30.07.1944
Commander Minesweeping Tunisia on staff of Flag Officer Tunis [HMS Hasdrubal (RN base, Bizerta, Tunisia)]
31.07.1944
-
24.06.1945
HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto) (as Port Minsweeping Officer, Party 'Nan', and later as Lt.Cdr. Minesweeping Adriatic)
25.06.1945
-
1945
HMS Lochinvar (minesweepers base, Granton) (for minesweeping refresher course)
1945
-
23.06.1946
Commander Minesweeping Western Italy [HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples)] (as Acting Commander)
Boyd,
Neil Kenneth
N.K. Boyd
17.06.1911
Isle of Wight, Hampshire
-
11.2000
New Forest, Hampshire
Lt.
12.12.1940
A/Lt.Cdr.
14.06.1943? (retd 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
26.01.1943
escorting Russian convoy 07.42

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
11.05.1943
Operation Torch & action with U-boat
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
06.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Curlew (cruiser) (to complete 12 months' training)
03.03.1942
-
05.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Poppy (corvette)
14.06.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Aire (frigate)
10.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Training Establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall [HMS Raleigh]
Boys-Smith,
Humphry Gilbert

H.G. Boys-Smith
Son of late Rev. Edward Percy Boys-Smith, MA, Rural Dean of Lyndhurst, Hampshire, and Charlotte Cecilia, daughter of late Thomas Backhouse Sandwith, CB, HM Consular Service.
Married (1935) Marjorie Helen Vicars-Miles (28.06.1905 - (12?).1981), daughter of Capt. Matthew John Miles Vicars-Miles, JP; no children.

20.12.1904
Lymington district, Hampshire
-
24.06.1999
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Midsh.
01.09.1921
A/S.Lt.
20.12.1925
S.Lt.
05.03.1928
Lt.
17.11.1929
Lt.Cdr.
17.11.1937 (retd 29.06.1939); reactivated
Cdr.
31.12.1941
A/Capt.
01.09.1943? (reld from active service < 04.1946)
Capt.
31.12.1946 (retd 23.01.1952)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
16.08.1940
Dunkirk [investiture 08.04.41]

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
04.03.1941
sinking U-boat 06.01.41 [investiture 08.04.41]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
16.03.1943
Operation Torch, 700 troops delivered [investiture 09.11.43]
Citation for Meritious Service (US) CitMS
?
landing US troops transport Algiers
Mention in Despatches MID
03.11.1942
attacks on U-boats 11 & 14.07.42
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
03.03.1941
-
Education: Pangborne Nautical College
1921


joined Royal Naval Reserve
13.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tourmaline (trawler)
06.1940


Skoot Twente (Dunkirk)
20.06.1940
-
25.02.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Anemone (corvette) (Western Approaches)
25.03.1942
-
30.08.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Spey (frigate) (Western Approaches)
01.09.1943
-
(07.)1945
Office of Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty (mainly concerned with Officer Appointments in Western Approaches escort ships) [HMS President]
1950
-
1951
War Course, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Served in Merchant Navy, Commonwealth and Dominion Line (later renamed the Port Line), 1922-1929, Cunard 1929-1934, Extra Master's Certificate, 1930; Colonial Maritime Service, 1935-1940 (Palestine) and 1946-1950 (Marine Superintendent, Western Pacific High Commission, based in Fiji); Courtaulds Ltd, Central Staff Department, 1951-1968. Younger Brother of Trinity House (1944) and a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (1946). Additional member, RNR Advisory Committee, 1949-1951. Associate, Institution of Naval Architects (1948).
Braa,
Konrad Andreas

K.A. Braa
24.09.1905
Norway
-
T/S.Lt.
26.08.1940
T/Lt.
15.10.1940 (commission terminated 12.04.1944)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
-
minesweeping Tobruk & air attacks [HMS Svana]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42 [HMS Svana]
15.08.1940


joined RNR
07.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Skudd V (converted Norwegian whaler)
14.11.1941
-
01.07.1942
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) (additional for various services)
[obviously aboard HMS Svana for some time during this period]
01.07.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Prometheus (auxiliary patrol base, Alexandria)
(12.1943)


no appointment listed
15.01.1944
-
12.04.1944
HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
Bradford,
Donald Gould

D.G. Bradford (© Photo: Peter Scott, "The battle of the narrow seas") D.G. Bradford (© Drawing: Peter Scott, "The battle of the narrow seas")

(06?).1912
Bolton district, Greater Manchester, Lancashire
-
1995
T/S.Lt. 27.05.1940
T/Lt. 27.05.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 01.09.1943?
T/A/Cdr. 1944 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 10.10.1944 action with enemy 04.07.44 [investiture 10.06.47]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.06.1943 action E-boats 28.03.43 [investiture 10.10.44]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.12.1943 action 19.10.43 [investiture 10.10.44]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 29.08.1944 Operation Neptune, Normandy 06.44 [investiture 10.10.44]
Mention in Despatches MID 07.03.1944 2 trawlers sunk & E-boats damaged 03.11.43
Mention in Despatches MID 14.11.1944 actions 04.44
Education: St Cyr (French military academy).
Joined Merchant Navy (served in South America and Spain, fighting in the Spanish Civil War).
17.12.1940 - 19.07.1941 HMS Malvernian (armed boarding vessel) (ship attacked by aircraft and abandoned; picked up by a Spanish fishing vessel and interned, but later escaped)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
08.10.1942 - (06.1943) HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (for motor launches):
(03.1943)     Commanding Officer, HM MGB 333 (motor gun boat)
01.09.1943 - (07.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 617 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 31st MTB Flotilla
(07.44)     Senior Officer, 55th MTB Flotilla [ty. aboard MTB 632]
(08.1944)     Staff Officer, Coastal Forces, British Assault Area (Courseulles)
10.09.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (for motor launches, etc.)
04.06.1945 - (07.1945) Coastal Forces Mobile Unit 2 [HMS Fox (RN base, Lerwick, Shetlands), then Flensburg (Germany)]
Marks & Spencer branch manager.
Bradley,
Samuel Clive
see: RNZNR section  
Brammall,
Cedric Victor
C.V. Brammall
09.10.1904
Wandsworth, London
-
04.1986
Reading and Wokingham, Berkshire
T/Lt.
22.02.1940
A/T/Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1943? (reld 1945/46)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
07.06.1940
Dunkirk
?
-
29.07.1940
HMS Gulzar (danlaying armed yacht) (bombed by German aircraft)
20.11.1941
-
(02.1943)
HMS Ulster Queen (auxiliary anti-aircraft ship, seagoing)
15.04.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) (for BYMSs)
15.07.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
Brammall,
Harry Whittaker

H.W. Brammall
Last residence: Preston, nr Uppingham, Rutland.
07.02.1906
Ashton under Lyne district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
10.02.1967
(died at sea off United Arab Emirates)
[Christian cemetery, St Martins Church, Sharjah, United
Emirates]
Prob. Midsh.
20.06.1924
A/S.Lt.
20.06.1927
S.Lt.
02.03.1929
Lt.
01.01.1931
Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1939 (demobilized < 04.1946) (retd 27.02.1951)
A/Cdr.
20.12.1943?
Cdr. (retd)
27.02.1951
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.09.1942
minesweeping operations 05-06.42 [investiture 29.07.47]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40 [investiture 06.08.40]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
09.1942
-
05.12.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS H 50 (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
(04.1940)


HMS Mayalan (?) *
(1940)


HMS Kurd (minesweeping trawler)
(10.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1941)


HMS Beaver (RN base, Humber) *
19.02.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
11.01.1943
-
27.10.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Hydra (Algerine class minesweeper)
(12.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
20.12.1943
-
(06.)1944
Executive Officer, HMS St Tudno (minesweeping depot, Sheerness)
31.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commander Minesweeping, HMS Colonsay (base for Minesweeping Force, Humber)
Master Mariner.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bratlie,
Thorvald Johansen
T.J. Bratlie
29.08.1882
Norway
-
08.01.1941
T/Lt. (E)
?
?
-
08.01.1941
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
Brett,
Robert Ernest
R.E. Brett
From Wimbledon, London.

BBC WW2 People's War
(03?).1907
St Giles, London, Middlesex
-
1982
Melbourne, Australia
Lt.
18.01.1935
Lt.Cdr.
18.01.1942
A/Cdr.
> 04.1944, < 06.1944
Cdr.
30.06.1946
Capt.
31.12.1953 (Supernumerary List 02.02.1954)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
21.12.1943
Operation Husky [investiture 07.03.44]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
30.05.1944
Operation Antidote [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
08.06.1943
inshore squadron in support of 8th Army advance
Mention in Despatches MID
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
03.1944
?
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
16.04.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Goodwin (armed boarding vessel)
01.11.1941
-
16.01.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Seaham (Bangor class minesweeper) & from early 1944 as 2nd Senior Officer, 14th Minesweeping Flotilla
12.11.1945
-
(04.)1946
Executive Officer, HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich)
Brett,
Stanley George
S.G. Brett
Son of George Henry Brett (born 1890) and Marguerite Ethel Brett (née Clark) (born 1893), of Newmarket, Suffolk.
Brother of S.Lt. (A)  Ian Brett, RNVR.
1920
-
04.06.1943
[age 24]
[Kirkwall (St Olaf's) Cemetery, plot 33, joint grave 15]
T/S.Lt.
20.11.1939
T/Lt.
20.05.1942
20.11.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Derbyshire (armed merchant cruiser)
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
08.05.1942
-
(08.1942)
FAA Pool, Simonstown [HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa)]
(02.1943)
-
04.06.1943
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bridges,
Eric
E. Bridges (Photo courtesy of Mr Garth Fletcher)

?
-
T/Paym.S.Lt.
17.03.1941
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S)
24.07.1944 (reld < 04.1946)



temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
01.09.1941
-
(02.)1943
HMS Archer (aircraft carrier)
19.04.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Atheling (escort carrier)
Brignall,
Ronald
R. Brignall
?
-
T/Lt.
20.08.1940



officer holding a temporary commission under T.124 agreements
20.08.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Chantala (armed boarding vessel)
Broadhead,
Percy Frederick
R. Brignall

Son of William Birch Broadhead (1872-1907), and Edith Moore (1877-).
Married ((06?).1933, South Manchester district, Lancashire) Christina G. Rae.
(06?).1905
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
T/Lt. 01.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1942, < 02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 21.08.1945 3 U-boats destroyer Kola Inlet 04.45 [decoration posted]
Served Merchant Navy (Second Mate's Certificate, 24.12.1924; First Mate's Certificate, 30.11.1926). Solicitor.
01.01.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
30.10.1940 - (02.)1942 HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)
14.03.1942 - (10.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS St Nectan (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
05.11.1943 - 22.11.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Dumbarton Castle (corvette)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
06.03.1945 - 31.08.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Shin (frigate) (DSC)
Councillor of Romford (1955).
Broadhurst,
Colin Lowe
R. Brignall
(03?).1904
Hayfield district, Cheshire / Derbyshire
-
Prob. S.Lt.
30.10.1929
S.Lt.
12.05.1930, seniority 30.10.1929
Lt.
24.03.1934
A/Lt.Cdr.
03.04.1940
Lt.Cdr.
24.03.1942 (demobilized < 04.1946) (retd 09.01.1949) (removed from retd 29.11.1954)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.08.1944
Operation Shingle (landing at Anzio 22.01.44) [investiture 16.10.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
14.07.1942
minesweeping group commander 22.04.42
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
18.02.1944
-
23.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Unicorn II (RN base, Dundee) *
(06.)1940
-
19.08.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Gadfly (minesweeping trawler)
(1941?)
-
(04.)1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Equerry (minesweeping trawler) **
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
01.01.1943
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM LST 39 (landing ship, tank)
06.1943
-
26.01.1944
Commanding Officer, HM LST 422 (landing ship, tank) (ship mined off Anzio)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
17.05.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
22.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
for duty with Admiral Superintendent of Contract-built Ships, Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
* (02.1941) stlil indexed, but no longer listed as such
** (12.1941) indexed, but not listed as such
Brook,
James Kenneth

J.K. Brook
(06?).1889
Isle of Wight, Hampshire
-
16.12.1976
[Seaview, Isle of Wight ?]
Lt.
14.01.1918
Lt.Cdr.
14.01.1926
Cdr.
31.12.1930
Capt.
30.06.1938 (retd 14.04.1944) (removed from retd 29.11.1954)
A/Cdre. 2nd cl.
30.10.1940
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.06.1942
HM's birthday

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
29.02.1944
3 years ocean convoys
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
Education: Isle of Wight College, Ryde; HMS Worcester (Training Ship)
1906
-
1911
served in square­rigged sailing ships Ladye Doris and Marian Woodside
1912
-
1914
served in Tramp steamers
1914
-
1919
served in Armed Merchant cruisers, in Grand Fleet (HMS Conqueror) and later in Q and Mystery ships (despatches, DSO for sinking U34 when in command of HMS Privet, Q19)



after demobilising joined Andrew Weir & Co. as Chief Officer and 2 years later in command of various Company's Ships until retirement (Master in the Mercantile Marine)
30.10.1940
-
(07.1945)
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
24.08.1942
-
04.1944
also: RNR ADC to the King
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Brooke-Smith,
Francis Haffey
Navy List: Smith, F.H.B.
F.H. Brooke-Smith

21.09.1918
Hasketon, near Woodbridge, Suffolk
-
03.12.1952

Woodbridge, Suffolk
(road accident)
Prob. Midsh.
01.05.1936
S.Lt.
11.01.1940
Lt.
01.03.1942
Lt.Cdr.
01.03.1950

George Cross

GC
27.06.1941
mine disposal
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
08.02.1950
-
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
It St
-
-
Education: HMS Conway (1934-1936)
18.03.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (for 4 months training)
11.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Derbyshire (armed merchant cruiser)
(02.1941)


HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
1941
-
18.10.1941
HMS Broadwater (destroyer)
27.11.1941
-
(02.)1943
HMS Lancaster (frigate)
11.1943
-
(10.1944)
Navigating Officer, HMS Stuart Prince (landing ship, fighter direction)
10.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
HM LST 324 (landing ship, tank)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brooks,
Arthur George
A.G. Brooks
Married; .. children (one daughter?).
09.01.1906
New Forest district, Hampshire
-
30.06.2004
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Prob. S.Lt.
18.02.1931
S.Lt.
29.07.1931, seniority 18.02.1931
Lt.
18.02.1933
Lt.Cdr.
18.02.1941 (reld from active service < 04.1946) (retd 09.01.1951)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
17.11.1942
Tobruk [UPBatt &tc ?] 06.42

Mention in Despatches

MID
30.07.1942
SS Zealand; Tobruk air attack [ & fftg ?] 
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
> 07.1945
< 04.1946
?
29.06.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS H 48 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) (Portsmouth)
14.01.1937
-
(02.1938)
HMS H 43 (submarine) (6th submarine Flotilla)
15.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Cathay (armed merchant cruiser)
07.1940
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Widnes (minesweeper)
(12.)1941
-
20.06.1942
Assistant Harbour Master, Tobruk [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)] (captured)
20.06.1942
-
05.1945?
POW in German captivity
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
After he was released as POW he returned to work for British India Steam Navigation Company and remained with them till he retired in 1970 as Chief Marine Superintendent at head office in London.
Broom,
Charles
C. Broom (Photo courtesy of Mr Charlie Broom)
Son (with nine siblings) of Albert Broom (1856-), and Mary Ann Higg (1858-).
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Albert Broom, RN.
Married (1917?, Ireland) Helena Underwood; two sons, two daughters.

18.08.1886
Bude, Cornwall
-
(03?).1958
Totnes district, Devon
T/S.Lt. 11.01.1915, seniority 07.01.1915
T/A/Lt. 09.07.1915
T/Lt. 29.01.1917, seniority 07.01.1917 (demobilised 16.06.1919)
T/Lt. 05.02.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1942, < 08.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.945)
Served Merchant Navy with Houlder Lines (2nd Mate, 25.02.1910, 1st Mate 02.01.1911, Master 20.06.1919).
13.01.1915 - 23.02.1915 HMS Vivid II (accounting base, Devonport) (waiting appointment)
24.02.1915 - 31.05.1915 in command of net drifter, HMS Valiant II (auxiliary patrol depot ship, Larne)
01.06.1915 - 31.12.1915 in command of net drifter, HMS Hermione (auxiliary patrol depot ship, Larne)
01.01.1916 - 28.03.1917 in command of net drifter, HMS Thetis (auxiliary patrol depot ship, Larne)
29.03.1917 - 19.11.1917 HMS Vivid I (RN Barracks, Devonport)
22.11.1917 - 01.04.1919 HMS Canning (depot ship, Orkney)
02.04.1919 - 16.06.1919 granted leave to sit for Board of Trade Certificate as Master
02.03.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
16.05.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
11.11.1942 - 22.06.1943 Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Submarine Fixed Defences, HMS St Andrew (RN base, Oban)
23.06.1943 - (06.)1944 RN Station, Canty Bay [HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith)]
29.08.1944 - (04.)1945 Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Submarine Fixed Defences, Cumbrae [HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
30.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Curlew (Anti-Submarine Fixed Defence training establishment, Dunoon, Argyll)
Retired rank of Captain Merchant Navy to spend final years living in Brixham, Devon.
Brothers,
Walter Francis
W.F. Brothers (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brothers)
Son of John Brothers.
Married (20.04.1914, Saint Stephen, Paddington, Westminster district, Middlesex) Ænid Hilda Jackson (28.11.1885-(06?).1981), daughter of British/Australian architect Edward Jeaffreson Jackson and Roberta "Bobby" Hadwen; one son (Lt.Cdr. John Valentine Brothers, RN), one daughter.
21.07.1886
Ashford, West Ashford district, Kent
-
07.07.1975
Hythe, Shepway district, Kent
Prob. S.Lt. 01.07.1914
S.Lt. 12.01.1915, seniority 01.07.1914
Lt. 01.07.1916
Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1924 (retd 21.07.1931)
Cdr. (retd) 21.07.1931 (reverted to retd < 10.1943)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)

MBE 03.06.1933 HM's birthday 33: as British Consular Agent at Ismailia, Egypt.
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 28.08.1924 -
Education: Ashford Grammar School; Skinner's School, Tunbridge Wells (...-1902).
06.11.1914 - 08.1916 HMS King Orry (armed boarding steamer)
08.1916 - 04.1917 HMS Resolution (battleship)
04.1917 - 10.1917 HMS Duke of Cornwall (paddle steamer)
10.1917 - 1919 Commanding Officer, HM TB 114 (torpedo boat)
16.05.1919 - 1919 Commanding Officer, HMS Blackburn (Hunt class minesweeper)
Became a Suez Canal pilot in 1920.
14.06.1930     Pangbourne Nautical College
06.02.1940 - 06.1943 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) (for examination service)
[in his own words: "King's Harbour Master, Suez & Deputy Naval Officer-in-Charge, Suez"]
06.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; as Merchant Navy Liaison Officer)
Brown,
Andrew Thorburn
A.T. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Jim Brown)

His son writes: "He enlisted in the RNR at the outbreak of hostilities as an AB and progressed to Chief Petty Officer before being selected for officer training. After commission, he served as skipper in the trawler/minesweeper fleet and saw service in the Murmansk and Narvik convoys, then at Salerno, finishing in the Far East."

1912
-
1973
T/Skpr. 01.03.1945 [TS 1702] (reld < 04.1946)
(07.1945)     HM MFV 1056 (motor fishing vessel) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Browne,
Joseph George

J.G. Browne (Photo courtesy of Mr Giles Browne) J.G. Browne (Photo courtesy of elamorenlostiemposdelcholera)
J.G. Browne (Photo courtesy of elamorenlostiemposdelcholera) J.G. Browne (Photo courtesy of elamorenlostiemposdelcholera)
Son of Capt. Joseph George Browne of the Moss Line, and Mary Elizabeth "Mimi" Tarring (1857-1948), of Liverpool.
Married (09.07.1936, Meavy, Tavistock district, Devon) Nora Willcocks, of Holbeton, Devon.
20.05.1898
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
31.03.1941
(MPK) [age 42]
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 4, column 3]
T/Lt. 28.12.1939
(04.1940)     HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) *
04.07.1940 - (02.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Royal Charter (auxiliary patrol base, Grimsby)
1941 - 31.03.1941 HMS Lord Selborne (auxiliary patrol trawler) (missing, presumed killed when ship was lost by an underwater explosion in the Humber estuary at 11.10 hrs)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Browning,
Douglas Charles Kenyon
D.C.K. Browning (Photo courtesy of Ellen Browning) D.C.K. Browning (Photo courtesy of Ellen Browning)
D.C.K. Browning (Photo courtesy of Ellen Browning) D.C.K. Browning (Photo courtesy of Ellen Browning)
D.C.K. Browning (Photo courtesy of Ellen Browning) D.C.K. Browning (Photo courtesy of Ellen Browning)
D.C.K. Browning (Photo courtesy of Ellen Browning) D.C.K. Browning (Photo courtesy of Ellen Browning)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of John Cowan Browning (1885-1957), and Beatrice Kenyon (1889-1967).
Married (21.05.1949, Blackburn district, Lancashire) Monica M. Finch; four sons, two daughters.
11.09.1921
Haslingden district, Lancashire
-
28.02.1995
Blackburn district, Lancashire
[Accrington, Lancashire]
T/Midsh. 04.05.1940
T/A/S.Lt. 11.09.1941
T/S.Lt. 11.09.1942
T/Lt. 01.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
04.05.1940 - (08.)1942 HMS Canton (armed merchant cruiser)
28.09.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Kale (frigate)
(08.1943) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
15.05.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) (for service at Diego Suarez)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Bryce,
Ian Kinloch
I.K. Bryce I.K. Bryce
I.K. Bryce 
Son of Laurence Leslie Bryce, and Zilla Musitano.
Married 1st ((06?).1949, Cardiff district, Glamorgan) Brenda F. Pearce (died 1961); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((09?).1964, Kingsbridge district, Devon) Susan E. "Sue" Balkwill; one son, one daughter.

09.06.1922
Darlington, Co. Durham
-

Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales (formerly St Albans)
Prob. Midsh.
01.09.1938
Midsh.
?, seniority 01.09.1938
A/S.Lt.
09.06.1942
S.Lt.
09.06.1943
Lt.
01.02.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.02.1952 (retd 19.09.1956)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
16.08.1940
Dunkirk [investiture 09.08.1941]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
17.02.1953
-
Education: HMS Worcester.
Joined Merchant Navy, 1938. Part of the crew that took the Cutty sark from Falmouth to Greenwich in 1938.
(1940)


HMS Kittiwake (sloop)
24.02.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Fitzroy (frigate) (Dunkirk)
06.1940
-
06.1940
lent to HMS Hebe (minesweeper) [during Dunkirk evacuation]
09.06.1941
-
(06.)1944
Navigating Officer, HMS Oribi (destroyer)
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Goathland (escort destroyer) *
04.11.1944
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Southdown (destroyer)
1947
 
 
HMS Vanguard (battleship) (sailed to South Africa)
Rejoined the Merchant Navy, with Canadian Pacitic Steamships and later Cunard till 1956. Took up positions in the oil industry before forming and running his own management training company, Kinloch Bryce Associates, which he continued to run until the age of 75. Aide-de-Camp to the Duke of Hamilton as Lord High Commissioner, 05.1953, 05.1954 & 05.1955.
Published
: Shipmates and mistresses : bye and large (2005; memoirs)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Buchan,
Gilbert
G. Buchan
Married; three daughters.
25.05.1912
Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
-
30.01.1990
Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Prob. Skpr.
03.02.1939 [WS 2820]
Skpr.
1940?, seniority 03.02.1939
A/Skpr.Lt.
06.01.1943 (reld 11.04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
?
for services to the Scottish fishing industry

Mention in Despatches

MID
26.12.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) 
24.11.1939
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Raglan Castle (minesweeping trawler)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.11.1942
-
27.07.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 225 (motor minesweeper)
25.09.1943
-
12.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1012 (motor minesweeper)
29.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1047 (motor minesweeper)
Member of the Herring Industry Advisory council, 1966-1968. Chairman, Scottish Fishermen's Organisation.
Buchan,
Thomas
G. Buchan

?
-
Skpr.
01.08.1940 [WS 3558]
Ch.Skpr.
05.09.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
16.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Bouvet IV (minesweeping whaler)
08.1941
-
(12.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Philippe (trawler)
16.12.1941
-
(08.1943)
First Lieutenant, HMS British Guiana (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(10.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
(12.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.08.1944
-
(01.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Woodbridge (auxiliary patrol vessel)
(07.1945)


HM MFV 1184 (motor fishing vessel) *
Buchan,
Thomas
G. Buchan

?
-
T/A/Skpr.
? [TS 1169]
T/Skpr.
01.03.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID
04.02.1944
Russian convoy rescue from "Leda"  42
09.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Northern Gem (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
16.05.1943
-
(08.1943)
HMS Irwell (trawler base, Birkenhead)
(10.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
(12.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 

 
no appointment listed
Buckley,
Donald Ellis
"Don"
D.E. Buckley

Son of Frederick James Buckley (1888-?), and Ruby Elizabeth Layton Ellis (1891-1967).
Brother of Lt. Ivor Frederick Buckley, RNVR.
Married ((09?).1945, Newton Abbot district, Devon) Constance Muriel Benbow (09.08.1925 - 08.1990); ... children (three sons?).
03.06.1921
Lewisham district, London
-
03.1988
Bournemouth district, Hampshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 08.02.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
(06.1943) - (12.1943) HMS Derg (frigate) *
(02.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
27.09.1944 - (10.1944) HM LST 214 (landing ship, tank)
(01.1945)     HMS Scawfell (paddle minesweeper) *
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
15.04.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Meon (frigate)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bunn,
Denis
D. Bunn
Son of ... Bunn, and ... Hall.
Married ((12?).1944, St Albans district, Hertfordshire) Betty Butler.
(09?).1917
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
-
1997
Essex
Prob. A/S.Lt. 25.08.1939
S.Lt. 11.03.1940
Lt. 25.02.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. 25.02.1950
Cdr. 31.12.1956 (retd 25.05.1967)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 06.07.1943 Operation Torch (North Africa landings 11.42): for good services in ferrying personnel and stores, frequently under air attack from the enemy [investiture 15.02.44]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 1940s -
Served Merchant Navy (BISN Co.).
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
(10.1940)     HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) *
04.01.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Princess Beatrix (Commando troop ship) (Lofoten raid 03.1941)
03.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria) (DSC)
10.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous duties)
07.03.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Dido (cruiser)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
After the war he returned to the MN and gained his Extra Master’s Certificate in 1947.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burman,
Charles William
C.W. Burman
(09?).1891 ?
Glanford Brigg district, Lincolnshire ?
-
(12?).1966 ?
Fylde district, Lancashire ?
Skpr. 01.06.1940 [WS 3477]
A/Skpr.Lt. 19.10.1944
Ch.Skpr. 30.06.1948
Lt. (Patrol Service) 22.11.1951, seniority 27.07.1947
Lt.Cdr. (PS) 29.08.1956, seniority 27.07.1955 (retd 04.01.1957)

Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (post-1941 model)

RD 08.02.1950 -

Mention in Despatches

MID 01.01.1944 New Year 44
RNR Long Service Good Conduct Medal 1941-1957 LSGCM 29.01.1945 -
10.07.1940 - (04.)1943 HMS Helier II (anti-submarine warfare whaler)
28.04.1943 - 01.11.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Bombardier (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (despatches)
14.11.1944 - 03.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Brimness (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
04.04.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Rosalind (minesweeping trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burrows,
George
G. Burrows
?
-
T/A/Skpr. ? [TS 1524]
T/Skpr. 01.10.1943

Naval General Service Medal

NavGSM - & clasp Palestine 45-48
(12.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HM BYMS 2071 (British yard minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Butler,
Edward Gavin Farr

E.G.F. Butler

16.12.1895
Southern Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
-
1960
Lt. 15.03.1919 (retd 01.01.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.03.1927
A/Cdr. (retd) 19.06.1941
Mention in Despatches MID 26.12.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 0644.)
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD ? -
Served Merchant Navy.
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
31.10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Cochrane II (supply & accounting base for tenders, Rosyth) (for Naval Control Service, Methil)
(03.1941)     Convoy Commodore aboard ss Tewkesbury when she was bombed off Aberdeen on 01.03.1941
19.06.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
01.04.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Lucifer (RN base, Cardiff) (EBC Convoys)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
 (04.1946)     HM LST 315 (landing ship, tank) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Butler,
Frederick John Livingstone

F.J.L. Butler
(12?).1891
Portsea Island, Hampshire
-
Lt.Cdr.
05.01.1925
Cdr.
30.06.1933
Capt.
30.06.1940 (reld 1945/46)
Cdre. 2nd cl. (retd)
31.08.1946
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
18.03.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
25.10.1943
-
(07.1945)
Net Defence, New York [HMS Saker]
28.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
also: RNR ADC to the King
Butler,
Henry Eric
H.E. Butler (Photo courtesy of Mrs Pat (Butler) Hutchinson)
Son of Henry Butler, and Ethel Gilbert.
Married (09.1939, Hove district, Sussex) Elizabeth Wallace Robertson McClure (1915 - 29.07.2008); two daughters, two sons.
11.04.1915
Pendleton, Salford district, Lancashire
-
21.11.1985
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
T/S.Lt. RNVR 28.09.1939
T/Lt. RNVR 11.09.1940
T/Lt. 1941, seniority 11.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945 (reld 30.03.1946)
Lt.Cdr. RCN 1951, seniority 11.09.1948 (retd 1960?)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 03.12.1940 successful attacks U-boats 21.06.40 [investiture 25.11.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 14.08.1945 relief of Greece
28.09.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Viva II (anti-submarine vessel)
(02.1941)     HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) *
10.11.1941 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HM MGB 15 (motor gun boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
27.01.1942 - (08.1942) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 43 [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
23.01.1943 - (05.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 633 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
08.07.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt):
08.07.1943 - 10.1943 for service with Naval Officer-in-Charge Mersa Matruh
10.1943 - (07.1945) duty in Office of Commander-in-Chief Levant, later Flag Officer Eastern Mediterranean
[sent to Greece, undercover, and for a while (09.1944?-11.1945?) he had command of a wooden Caique with a Greek crew; they tracked and reported mines laid by the Germans off the coast of Greece]
1951 - 1960? short service commission, Royal Canadian Navy:
1951 - 1953 with Naval Intelligence, Naval Service HQ, Ottawa [HMCS Bytown]
30.11.1953 - (01.1956) on staff of Flag Officer, Pacific Coast [HMCS Naden (RN base, Esquimalt, B.C.)]
(01.1957)     HMCS Naden (RN base, Esquimalt, B.C.) *
District Commissioner, British Colonial Service, Palestine. Emigrated to Canada.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Butler,
Ronald Alfred Gardyne
"Rags"
R.A.G. Butler
Son of Horace A. Butler, and Dorothy F. Rourke.
Married 1st ((12?).1943, Launceston district, Cornwall; marriage dissolved) Pamela M. Hipwell; two daughters.
Married 2nd ((06?.1981, Chichester district, Sussex); one daughter.
28.06.1921
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
23.10.1996
Prob. Midsh. 01.05.1939
Midsh. ?, seniority 01.05.1939
A/S.Lt. 28.06.1941
S.Lt. 28.06.1942
Lt. 01.10.1943
Lt. RN 09.01.1947, seniority 01.10.1943 (emgcy 19.03.1951)
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy) 01.10.1951 (retd 1967; removed from emgcy > 08.1973, < 08.1989)
A/Cdr. (emgcy) > 05.1953, < 01.1956

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 23.01.1941 action against enemy raider 05.11.40
Education: Pangbourne Nautical College.
01.05.1939     joined RNR
25.10.1939 - 05.11.1940 HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser) (ship sunk by German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer)
(02.1941)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
? - ? HMS Boadicea (destroyer)
17.11.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Ilfracombe (Bangor class minesweeper)
? - 03.1942 HMS Active (destroyer)
30.03.1942 - 27.09.1943 Gunnery Officer, HMS Intrepid (destroyer)
27.09.1943 - ? POW (escaped three times)
16.12.1943 - (04.1946) Gunnery Officer, HMS Apollo (minelayer) (Normandy, Pacific)
09.01.1947     transferred to RN
03.03.1947 - (07.1948) HMS Nonsuch (ex-German destroyer Z-38)
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
16.09.1949 - (05.1950) Flag Lieutenant, HMS Tamar (Hong Kong)
01.02.1952 - (01.1957) HMS President (for miscellaneous services) **
? - ? new entry training officer, Portsmouth
? - ? staff, Simonstown Dockyard, South Africa
17.11.1958 - 1967 CINO [= Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance] Officer attached to Departments under War Office
Worked on oil rigs in Australia & the Pacific for Burmah Oil Company.
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (01.1956) still indexed, but not longer listed as such
Byron,
John
J. Byron
1891 ?
-
07.05.1944
(KIA) [age 53]
(Portsmouth Naval Memorial)
Lt.Cdr.
07.11.1925 (retd)
A/Cdr. (retd)
11.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
07.04.1942
protection convoy Western Approaches

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
22.02.1944
attack U-boat Western Approaches 22.09.43
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1943
Operation Torch
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
21.04.1941
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Pentstemon (corvette)
26.04.1943
-
(08.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Towy (frigate)
(09.1943)
-
11.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Keppel (destroyer)
11.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMCS Assiniboine (destroyer) [on loan to RCN]

-
07.05.1944
aboard HMCS Valleyfield (frigate) [on loan to RCN]
 
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