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Cadogan, A.
to
Cuthbertson, C.G.

 
A. Cadogan  to  C.G. Cuthbertson
Cadogan,
Anthony
A. Cadogan
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E) 20.04.1940
T/Lt. (E) 08.09.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1944 New Year 44
20.04.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
18.11.1940 - 1941/42? HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel) *
01.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS St Mary's (destroyer) (despatches)
15.07.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Shikari (destroyer)
(04.1946)     HMS St Helena (frigate) **
* Up till (07.1945) listed under HMS Cutty Sark, but obviously left the ship much earlier.
** Indexed, but not listed as such.
Cambridge,
Robert Arthur Dillon
R.A.D. Cambridge
15.04.1906
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
11.03.1993
Downgate, Upton Cross, Liskeard, Cornwall
Prob. S.Lt.
25.09.1931
S.Lt.
1932, seniority 25.09.1931
Lt.
25.09.1933
Lt.Cdr.
25.09.1941
Cdr.
31.12.1948 (retd 15.04.1956)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
17.11.1942
towing USS Prairie 05.42 [investiture 01.12.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.09.1945
sinking of U-1024 12.04.45
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
15.10.1943
-
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
12.01.1959
1st clasp
(04.1940)
 
 
HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) *
12.11.1940
-
03.06.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Kingcup (corvette)
01.07.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Tees (frigate)
14.10.1944
-
(10.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Tarbert (frigate) [possibly intended & not effectuated]
14.10.1944
-
(10.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch More (frigate)
17.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Halladale (frigate)
Commodore, Merchant Navy.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cameron,
Donald
D. Cameron
D. Cameron
D. Cameron D. Cameron

Married Eve ...; four children. His wife remarried (1962) Lt.Cdr. Patrick Richard Compton-Hall.

18.03.1916
Carluke, Lanarkshire
-
10.04.1961
RN Hospital Haslar, Portsmouth
[Portchester Crematorium, ashes were scattered at sea off Portsmouth from the deck of HM Submarine Thule]
Prob. S.Lt. 22.08.1939
S.Lt. 1940, seniority 22.08.1939
Lt. 18.03.1941
Lt. RN 05.06.1946, seniority 18.03.1940
Lt.Cdr. RN 18.03.1948
Cdr. RN 31.12.1952

Victoria Cross

VC 22.02.1944 Operation Source - attack on Tirpitz *
* On 22 September 1943 at Kaafjord, North Norway, Lieutenant Cameron, commanding Midget Submarine X.6, and another lieutenant (PLACE, B.C.G.) commanding Midget Submarine X.7, carried out a most daring and successful attack on the German Battleship Tirpitz. The two submarines had to travel at least 1,000 miles from base, negotiate a minefield, dodge nets, gun defences and enemy listening posts. Having eluded all these hazards they finally placed the charges underneath the ship where they went off an hour later, doing so much damage that the Tirpitz was out of action for months.
Served Merchant Navy.
(04.1940)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
08.1940     joined submarine service
(10.1940)     training, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
15.11.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Sturgeon (submarine)
05.05.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
11.09.1942 - (10.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS X6 (midget submarine) [HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Port Bannatyne)
(12.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
29.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Stoic (submarine)
05.06.1946     transferred, RN
01.04.1948 - (05.1949) HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich, Suffolk)
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
07?.1953     Executive Officer, HMS Goldcrest
(07.1954)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
31.01.1955 - (01.)1957 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse and 5th Submarine Squadron)
08.04.1957 - (01.1959) Fleet Facilities Officer, Allied Command Atlantic HQ, NATO (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
22.01.1960 - ? HMS Vernon (for bookwriting duties)
08.04.1961 - 10.04.1961 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cameron-Webb,
Peter Edwin John
P.E.J. Cameron-Webb
Son of Brig.Gen. John H. Cameron-Webb.
Married ((06?).1944, Hendon district, Middlesex) Beryl Dain, daughter of A.G. Dain, and M.B. Dain; three sons, one daughter.
26.05.1923
India
-
09.12.2004

Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA
T/Midsh. 11.12.1941
T/A/S.Lt. 26.05.1943
T/S.Lt. 26.11.1943
T/Lt. 26.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Served Merchant Navy.
(02.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
14.08.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Guillemot (sloop)
04.04.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Walpole (destroyer)
02.05.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Duncan (destroyer)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
04.01.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Duke of York (battleship)

Campbell,
Archibald Freebairn
A.F. Campbell
Son of Archibald and Leah Campbell.
Husband of Ann Malcolm Campbell, of Glasgow.
29.08.1885
-
02.12.1940

[age 56]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 1, column 1]
T/Lt.Cdr.
24.10.1939
24.10.1939
-
02.12.1940
HMS Forfar (armed merchant cruiser)
[ship torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99 west of Ireland]

Campbell,
Hugh McDonald
H.McD. Campbell
03.07.1908
-
25.05.1971

Southampton, Hampshire
T/Lt. 03.01.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Chief Officer, SS "Faraday" (cable ship, sunk 28.03.1941).
28.01.1942 - (04.)1944 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
28.07.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (07.1945 shown as "for Sea Transport Duties at Colombo" from 08.1944)
Campbell,
William James
"Billie"
W.J. Campbell
?
-
T/Skpr.
04.09.1939 [WS 3038 & TS 157]
T/A/Skpr.Lt.
06.01.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41 [investiture 17.11.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
26.12.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy invasion 06.44)
21.12.1939
-
(10.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Amalia (minesweeping trawler)
07.12.1940
-
09.1942
Commanding Officer, French Ship Antioche II (minesweeping trawler)
09.11.1942
-
06.11.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 233 (motor minesweeper)
29.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1002 (motor minesweeper) (206th Minesweeping Flotilla)
Canner,
William John
W.J. Canner
Son of William Arthur Canner, and Sarah Elizabeth Barnes Best.
Married ...; ... children.

08.01.1892
Taunton, Somerset
-
(03?).1969

Richmond upon Thames district, Surrey
T/Lt. 10.09.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1941, < 08.1941 (reld > 07.1946)
(02.1941) - (08.1941) HMS President III (HQ for personnel serving at defensively equipped merchant ships) *
09.1941 - (07.1946) HMS President III (HQ for personnel serving at defensively equipped merchant ships)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Card,
Antony
A. Card
Son of ... Card, and ... Fisher.
Married ((06?).1946, Plymouth district, Devon) Patricia Regan.
(09?).1922
Tamworth district, Derbyshire / Staffordshire / Warwickshire
-
02.05.2009
Exeter, Devon
T/Midsh. 25.01.1940
T/A/S.Lt. 25.06.1942
T/S.Lt. 25.06.1943
T/Lt. 25.12.1944
Lt. RN 02.01.1947, seniority 25.12.1944
Lt.Cdr. RN 25.12.1952 (retd 25.06.1967)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Burma Star Bur St - & clasp Pacific
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM - -
Stella Della Solidarieta Italiana (2nd Class) (Italy) Sol It 31.10.1958 rescue of Italian seamen following a collision at sea near the island of Ouessant 19.06.57
Russian Convoy Medal Rsn Conv M - -
(02.1940) - (08.1941) no appointment listed
18.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Suffolk (cruiser)
01.1942 - (04.)1942 HMS Tartar (destroyer)
04.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Nigeria (cruiser)
11.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Pimpernel (corvette)
20.01.1943 - (04.)1943 HMS Watchman (destroyer)
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
06.06.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Quality (destroyer)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HM LST 381 (landing ship, tank) *
02.01.1947     transferred to RN
19.12.1947 - (05.1949) HMS Orsay (trawler)
20.02.1950 - (05.1950) HMS Onslaught (destroyer)
26.02.1951 - (05.1951) HMS Helmsdale (frigate)
12.01.1953 - (04.)1955 HMS Roebuck (destroyer)
31.05.1955 - (01.)1956 HMS Orion (Reserve Fleet, Devonport) (for miscellaneous duties)
17.09.1956 - (01.1957) Commanding Officer, HMS Ulster
(01.1959)     no appointment listed
(01.1960)     HMS Raleigh (new entry training establishment, Torpoint, East Cornwall) *
31.01.1961 - (02.)1963 First Lieutenant, HMS Cochrane (Rosyth naval base)
16.09.1963 - (02.1964) Staff Officer Operations, HMS Orion (Reserve Ships Plymouth Division)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Caris,
John Noel
J.N. Caris
Married ((03?).1940, Sheerness, Sheppey district, Kent) Kathleen McCullough.
25.12.1903
Gateshead district, Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
(09?).1973
Wallasey district, Cheshire
S.Lt. 20.06.1928
Lt. 19.12.1931
Lt.Cdr. 19.12.1939 (retd 25.12.1948)
A/Cdr. 18.05.1944?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 07.1942 -
(12.1939) - (02.1940) no appointment listed
(04.1940) - (10.1940) HMS Nogi (minesweeping trawler) *
16.10.1940 - 23.06.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Nogi (minesweeping trawler)
28.08.1941 - 31.08.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Epine (minesweeping trawler)
08.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Miranda (minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth)
12.07.1943 - (12.1943) Lt.Cdr. Minesweeping and Patrolling, Hartlepool [HMS Paragon (RN base, Hartlepool)]
19.01.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Exmouth (accommodation ship landing craft personnel, Tilbury)
18.05.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Miranda (minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Carr,
William Henry
W.H. Carr
30.05.1890
Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham
-
T/Lt. 08.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1941? (reld > 04.1946)
Went to sea as an apprentice with a Sunderland based cargo shipping company and at some stage later joined his elder brother in serving with the Royal Mail Line. Gained Foreign Going Masters' certificate, 1916.
1916     saw service on a minesweeper
Took up a career in marine insurance.
01.01.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
19.07.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
(02.1941)     HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
01.02.1941 - (06.)1944 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
20.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (for Sea Transport duties)
(04.1946)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
His son writes: "I do know that he was in Greece in 1941 assisting in getting British troops off the beaches during the German 's southward advance through that country. He next appeared in Alexandria, Egypt and was involved with port administration including a side-trip to the Lebanon to purchased wooden hulled craft. Some time later he was in Italy and was in Naples until he returned to the UK and re-took up residence in Hull."
* indexed, but not listed as such
Carston,
Albert Charles
A.C. Carston
Father of S.Lt. W.A. Carston, RINVR.
?
-
T/Lt.
15.09.1939



temporary officer serving under T.124 agreements
21.09.1939
-
(02.1942?)
Commanding Officer, HMS Mata Hari (auxiliary patrol vessel) (ship bombed by Japanese aircraft & lost at Sunda Strait 28.02.1942) *
02.1942
-
13.09.1945
POW in Japanese captivity [see his reports]
* (02.1941)-(08.1942) indexed, but not listed as such
Case,
Richard Vere Essex
R.V.E. Case
13.04.1904
Toxteth Park, Lancashire
-
30.10.1991
Thanet, Kent
Lt.
03.04.1929
Lt.Cdr.
03.04.1937
Cdr.
30.06.1942 (reld 1945/46)
Capt.
31.12.1953 (retd 1950s)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.04.1943
Operation Torch

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
16.08.1940
Romsdal Fjords
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
?
?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
?
?
Education: Thames Nautical Training College; HMS Worcester
1920


joined RNR
1920


commenced service in merchant navy
1928


Master's Certificate of Competency
[ (08.1939)


HMS Verity (destroyer) ?]
1940


HMT Stella Capella
(08.1941)


Commanding Officer, HMS Campanula (corvette)
16.01.1942
-
09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Rother (frigate)
(12.1943)


HMS Watu (auxiliary rescue tug)
26.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Irwell (trawler base, Birkenhead)
Royal Naval Reserve ADC to the Queen, 1958; Chief Marine Superintendent, Coast Lines Ltd and Associated Companies, 1953-69
Casey,
Denis Arthur
D.A. Casey
25.10.1889
[Spring Garden, Tipperary ?]
-
20.07.1968
[Ryde, Isle of Wight ?]
Midsh.
1907
Capt.
30.06.1939
A/Cdre. 2nd cl.
06.11.1940 (retd [> 07.] 1944)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.07.1942
U-boat attack Murmansk, Cdre Convoy QP10

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
1915
?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
1923
?
Education: Weybridge; HMS Conway (Silver medallist)
1914
-
1918
Submarine Service (DSC and 3 war medals)
06.11.1940
-
(06.1943)
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
(08.1943)
-
(12.1943)
HMS President
15.04.1944
-
(06.1944)
RNR ADC to the King
10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Divisional Sea Transport Officer Delhi & as Deputy Divisional Sea Transport Officer India [HMS Braganza]
(04.1946)


Deputy Principal Sea Transport Officer India [Sea Transport Department, Admiralty]
1948
-
1949
Master of Royal Mail Flagship Andes (retd)



Younger Brother Trinity House
Cashel,
William Davies
W.D. Cashel (Photo courtesy of Mrs Karen Dervan)
03.10.1899
Wirral district, Cheshire
-
1960
Prob. T/Lt.
24.02.1941
T/Lt.
1942?, seniority 24.02.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
24.02.1941
-
(12.1941)
[Commanding Officer?], HMS Sir John Hawkins (ferry)
30.06.1942
-
07.1942
HMS Maplin (fighter catapult ship)
23.07.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Ranpura (armed merchant cruiser)
28.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
French Ship "Courbet" (battleship)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Casperson,
Juul Marcus
A.F. Challis
21.12.1895
Norway
-
T/Lt. (E)
28.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E)
< 12.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
06.05.1941
Channel Mobile Balloon Barrage [investiture 29.07.1941]
16.11.1940
-
(12.1943)
HMS Haslemere (barrage balloon vessel)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
01.10.1945
-
01.05.1946
transferred to Royal Norwegian Navy as U/Lt. (M)
Catchpole,
Henry Arthur
H.A. Catchpole
(12?).1902 ?
Mutford district, Norfolk / Suffolk ?
-
Skpr. 12.12.1939 [WS 3153 & TS 272]
T/A/Ch.Skpr. 31.01.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 06.40
19.03.1940 - (02.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Strive (drifter) (despatches)
24.04.1941 - (12.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Aurilia (auxiliary patrol trawler)
15.12.1941 - (08.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS West Neuk
22.10.1942 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Refraction (drifter)
28.08.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Tocsin (auxiliary minesweeping trawler)
(10.1944)     HMS Zareba *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMS Cap Ferrat (auxiliary minesweeping trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Challis,
Arthur Frederick
A.F. Challis
(09?).1902
Lowestoft?, Mutford, Suffolk
-
T/Skpr.
05.12.1939
T/Ch.Skpr.
06.01.1944
T/A/Skpr.Lt.
< 07.1945 (< 04.1946)
09.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS June Rose (auxiliary minesweeping drifter) *
(06.1943)
-
(08.1943)
HMS Osako (minesweeping trawler) **
09.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Osako (minesweeping trawler)
06.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 225 (minesweeper)
* (02.1941)-(08.1942) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such
Chandler,
Arthur George
A.G. Chandler
c. 1915 ??
-
died between 07.1962 and 08.1973
Prob. Midsh.
01.12.1933
Midsh.
1934?, seniority 01.12.1933
A/S.Lt.
16.06.1937
S.Lt.
20.11.1938
Lt.
05.05.1940
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1945
Lt.Cdr.
05.05.1948 (retd 17.11.1958)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
07.08.1945
war patrols Far East 07.44-04.45
Mention in Despatches MID
03.12.1940
attack on large enemy comvoy 16.09.40
Mention in Despatches MID
14.12.1945
war patrols Far East 07.45
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
22.03.1949
-
17.02.1934
-
1934
training, HMS Barham (battleship)
21.08.1938
-
1938
training, HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
02.10.1938
-
1938
training, HMS Verity (destroyer) (Portsmouth Local Destroyer Flotilla)
05.11.1939
-
12.1939
submarine course [HMS Dolphin]
23.12.1939


HMS Tarpon (for trials) [cancelled]
23.12.1939
-
09.1940
HMS H 49 (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin, from 04.06.1940 HMS Maidstone]
20.09.1940
-
03.1941
HMS Usk (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin, from 12.12.1940 HMS Medway]
02.03.1941
-
04.1941
HMS Osiris (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
26.04.1941
-
 10.1941
HMS H 50 (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops]
22.10.1941
-
10.1941
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (as spare officer for submarines)
10.1941
-
10.1941
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (as spare officer for submarines)
27.10.1941
-
05.1942
HMS Oruç Reis (submarine), 10.05.1942 renamed: HMS P 611 (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
14.05.1942
-
07.1942
HMS Porpoise (minelaying submarine)
15.07.1942
-
07.1942
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
27.07.1942
-
09.1942
submarine Commanding Officers' qualifying course
26.09.1942
 
 
HMS Medway II (submarine base, Beirut)
?


HMS Nebojsca (Yugoslavian submarine) [date to be reported]
12.03.1943
-
07.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Osiris (submarine)
(08.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
09.09.1943
-
09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Osiris (temporarily)
27.09.1943
 
 
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
(10.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
15.11.1943
-
02.1943
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
02.12.1943
-
 12.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Umbra (submarine)
15.12.1943
-
16.04.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Stygian (submarine)
16.04.1944
-
06.1944
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (additional; sickness)
19.06.1944
-
14.08.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Una (submarine)
14.08.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Wolfe (submarine depot ship) (additional) *
01.02.1945
-
04.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Thorough (submarine)
30.04.1945
-
05.1945
HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
11.05.1945
-
03.01.1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Thorough (submarine)
15.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ballinderry (frigate)
* possibly from 12.09.1944 HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship) (as spare Commanding Officer for submarines)
Chantler,
Donald Alfred
D.A. Chantler
02.11.1913
-
T/Lt. 07.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld 16.05.1946)
(12.1941)     HMS President (Admiralty) *
11.01.1941 - (04.)1941 HMS Patia (armed merchant cruiser)
(06.1941)     no appointment listed
07.07.1941 - (06.)1944 Navigating Officer, HMS Bachaquero (Bachaquero class tank landing ship)
16.10.1944 - (10.1945) Navigating Officer, HMS Assistance (aircraft depot and repair ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Chaplin,
Joseph Kenneth
J.K. Chaplin
(06?).1885
Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
-
Capt.
31.12.1934 (retd > 08.1939, < 08.1942)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
(1918)


HMS Boxer

-

served World War II ??
Chappell,
James Harold George
J.H.G. Chappell
Son of George and Catherine Chappell. Married Gladys Emily Louise Chappell, of Letchworth, Hertfordshire; two (?) sons.
(09?).1897
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
-
05.11.1940
(KIA) [age 43]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 1, column 2]
T/Cdr. (E)
05.08.1940, seniority 03.11.1939



Chief Engineer, SS Matakana:
20.02.1939
-
25.06.1939
voyage Glasgow - Victoria Docks
30.06.1939
-
06.07.1939
voyage London - Glasgow



Engineer, MV Waimarama:
20.10.1939
-
30.10.1939
voyage Victoria Docks - Liverpool
31.10.1939
-
05.11.1940
Engineer Officer, HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser)
Chard,
Edward Rex
E.R. Chard (Photo courtesy of Mr John Page) E.R. Chard (Photo courtesy of Mr John Page)
Son of Herbert Edward "Ted"Chard (1896-), and Amy P. Porter.
Married 1st (08.1945, Milton Abbas, Blandford district, Dorset) Elizabeth H. "Betty" Collis; two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (05.1993, Weston-super-Mare district, Somerset) Betty West (née Urch).
16.02.1923
Axbridge, Bridgwater district, Somerset
-
11.03.2011
Prob. Midsh. 25.08.1939
Midsh. 1941/42?, seniority 25.08.1939
A/S.Lt. 16.02.1943
S.Lt. 16.08.1943
Lt. 01.08.1945
Lt. RN 21.07.1947, seniority 01.08.1945 (commissioned terminated 29.05.1952) (emgcy 20.06.1952)
Lt.Cdr. RN (emgcy) 01.08.1953

Mention in Despatches

MID 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44
Education: HMS Conway (Merchant Navy school ship).
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
20.06.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Wolfe (destroyer depot ship)
02.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Inconstant (destroyer)
19.04.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Scorpion (destroyer)
(04.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Scorpion (destroyer)
(04.1946)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
20.06.1947 - (07.1948) HMS Widemouth Bay (anti-aircraft frigate)
28.02.1949 - (05.)1949 HMS Unicorn (aircraft maintenance carrier)
01.07.1949 - (05.)1950 HMS Howe (battleship)
19.10.1950 - (05.1951) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
Charlton,
George Walter
G.W. Charlton
?
-
T/Lt.
26.06.1941 (reld 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
11.05.1943
Operation Torch & action with U-boat
10.05.1941
-
(12.1943)
HMS Starwort (corvette)
29.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Camellia (corvette)
Cherry,
Ronald Albert
R.A. Cherry
?
-
T/Lt.
27.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 08.1942, < 02.1943 (reld 1945/46)
04.12.1940
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Freesia (corvette)
18.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer * HMS Chelmer (frigate) [* from 01.12.1943 to [04.1944?] First Lieutenant]
14.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HMS Loch Katrine (frigate)
Chesterman,
Harold Geeves
H.G. Chesterman (Photo courtesy of Mr Sandy Christie) H.G. Chesterman
H.G. Chesterman (Photo courtesy of Mrs Celia Minnaar)
Married Caroline ...; ... children (one son?).

1917
Melbourne, Australia
-
1997
Sherwood, Queensland, Australia
Midsh. 01.09.1933
A/S.Lt. 31.01.1938
Lt. 21.07.1940
?, seniority 21.07.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. 02.1945?
Lt.Cdr. 21.07.1946
Cdr. 30.06.1952
Capt. 31.12.1958 (retd 28.02.1972)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 03.06.1978 HM's birthday 78: for public service to transport as master of the "MV Cape Moreton"

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43 [investiture 28.09.43]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 19.10.1943 defence of convoy, U-boat damaged [investiture 27.09.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 27.01.1942 attempt to save SS CP Rodney
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 24.06.1950 & 1st clasp
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 21.10.1966 2nd clasp
31.07.1940 - early 1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Kingston Turquoise (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
18.03.1941 - 13.05.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Burdock (corvette)
13.05.1941 - 23.08.1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Zinnia (corvette) [ship torpedoed & sunk by U-564 in eastern Atlantic]
20.10.1941 - 21.09.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Snowflake (corvette)
(10.1943) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
01.02.1944 - 01.09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Hurst Castle (corvette) [ship sunk by U-482 north of Tory Island, Donegal]
(10.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
02.1945 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Ambuscade (destroyer)
28.09.1945 - 04.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Achray (frigate)
Literature: David Jones & Peter Nunan, Master Mariner : the story of Captain Harold Chesterman (2010).
Chudleigh,
Reginald
R. Chudleigh
Son of Thomas and Annie Chudleigh.
07.09.1892
Tresco, Scilly Islands, Cornwall
-
(09?).1969
Truro district, Cornwall
T/Lt. 27.01.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40 [investiture 21.10.41]
Served Merchant Navy (Second Mate's certificate, 21.02.1922; First Mate's certificate, 23.10.1924; Master's certificate, 13.07.1926).
27.01.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Salvonia (tug) (OBE)
08.04.1941 - (04.1946) Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Clark,
Edward Burling
E.B. Clark (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan Dawson)
Brother of Cdr. J.E. Clark, RN. Two other brothers were Alfred Gordon Clark (died as Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Myrtle 14.06.1940), and Reginald Clark (served Merchant Navy).
05.09.1902
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
20.10.1981
Prob. S.Lt.
20.06.1928
S.Lt.
28.03.1930, seniority 20.06.1928
Lt.
20.06.1931
Lt.Cdr.
20.06.1939
A/Cdr.
1942?
Cdr.
30.06.1944
Capt.
30.06.1951 (retd 05.09.1957)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
05.1942
-
CdeG
1944?
several dangerous missions on the coast of France
Gold Cross of Merit (Poland) PolGCM
01.08.1944
evacuation of Polish units from enemy held territory [award posted]
20.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Curlew (cruiser) (Mediterranean) (to complete 12 months' training)
23.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
Navigating Officer, HMS Dunluce Castle (depot ship)
08.10.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Corinthian (armed merchant cruiser)
1942
-
1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Tarana (trawler) *
03.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers & Taranto) (additional; for miscellaneous duties)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
04.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
Executive Officer, HMS Ausonia (heavy repair ship) (India / Ceylon)
* (08.1942) indexed, but not listed as such
Clark,
George Gordon
G.G. Clark
?
-
Prob. T/Lt. 27.01.1941
T/Lt. 27.10.1941 (reld 05.07.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 22.12.1942 war patrols Meditteranean 03-09.42 [decoration posted]
27.01.1941     RN College, Greenwich (for training)
(04.1941) - (06.141) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
(08.1941)     HMS Elfin submarine base, Blyth) *
27.09.1941 - 20.11.1941 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (and for duty with submarines)
21.11.1941 - 28.12.1942 HMS Una (submarine) (DSC)
29.12.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Thunderbolt (submarine)
04.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS P 554 (submarine)
(10.)1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) *
03.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Berry Head (escort maintenance ship)
(04.1946)     HMS Berry Head (escort maintenance ship) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clarke,
Denis Francis
D.F. Clarke
Son (with four brothers) of James Arthur Clarke, and Elizabeth Ethel Garside.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. John Garside Clarke, RNR.
23.02.1915
Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire
-
24.12.2002
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
A/Lt. 01.07.1940
Lt. 11.1941, seniority 01.07.1940
Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1948 (reld from active service < 04.1946) (dismissed the service by sentence of a court-martial 06.10.1955)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD ? -
08.07.1940 - (01/02?).1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Lady Estelle (minesweeping trawler)
(02.1941)     HMS Malpin (catapult armed merchant ship) *
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
06.1943 - (07.1945) HM LST 402 (landing ship, tank)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clarke,
George Bernard
G.B. Clarke (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett)
?
-
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 07.09.1937
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr. = A/Lt.Cdr. (S) < 10.1944
... - ... ...
01.06.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
10.10.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Pioneer (maintenance carrier)
14.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Tern (RN Air Station, Twatt, Orkney)
Clarke,
John Garside
J.G. Clarke (Photo courtesy of Mr John B. Clarke)
Son (with four brothers) of James Arthur Clarke, and Elizabeth Ethel Garside.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Denis Francis Clarke, RNR.
Married ... ; ... children (one son?).
17.12.1912
Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire
-
26.05.1961
South Shields district, Durham
Prob. S.Lt. 16.12.1938
S.Lt. 14.11.1939, seniority 16.12.1938
Lt. 02.07.1940 (reld from active service 11.11.1945)
Lt.Cdr. 02.07.1948 (retd 01.07.1950)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 14.07.1949 -
23.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Cavina (ocean boarding vessel)
19.10.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Tuna (submarine)
10.05.1942 - (08.1942) First Lieutenant, HMS H 32 (submarine)
(06.1943) - (08.1943) HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
20.07.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne)
17.02.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clarke,
Reginald Edkins
R.E. Clarke (© Imperial War Museum (A 13726)) R.E. Clarke (© Imperial War Museum (A 14931))
 
16.12.1904
Kensington district, London
-
24.07.1945
(air crash or at sea; probably while on passage)
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 95,column 1]
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 03.04.1937 (retd 04.04.1937; own request)
A/Cdr. (retd) ?
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD ? -
... - ... ...
01.09.1941 - (06.)1944 HMS Medway at Alexandria (submarine depot ship for 1st Submarine Flotilla), from 31.06.1942 after being sunk, ashore at HMS Medway II at Beirut (for submarines) [late 1942 serving as Staff Officer (Intelligence), 1st Submarine Flotilla, later (from c. 06.1943) shown as in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer]
(10.1944) - (04.1945) HMS Medway II *
1945?     transferred, SANF(V)
19.04.1945 - 24.07.1945 HMS Adamant (despatches)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clarkson,
George Goodwin
G.G. Clarkson
(06?).1910
Fylde, Lancashire
-
died between 07.1962 and 08.1973
Skpr.
20.03.1939
A/Chief Skpr.
06.01.1944
A/Skpr.Lt.
< 07.1945 (reld from active duty < 04.1946) (retd 01.07.1950)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1943
New Year 43 [investiture 23.03.43]
Mention in Despatches MID
29.09.1942
attack 3 E-boats, 1 [bld?] sunk 10.05.42 [shown as at HMS Trusty Star (drifter)]
01.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Evening Primrose (auxiliary patrol & minesweeping drifter)
(02.1941)


HMS Strathelliott (trawler) *
25.05.1941
-
01.12.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Girl Margaret (minesweeping drifter) [based at HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(06.1943)
-
(10.1943)
no appointment listed
01.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 228 (motor minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clarkson,
Norman
N. Clarkson (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Young) N. Clarkson (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Young)
N. Clarkson (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Young)
?
-
1957 ?
T/Lt. 10.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1944, < 07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Served Merchant Navy.
10.04.1941 - (02).1944 HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
(04.1944) - (04.1945) HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
01.02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for miscellaneous services)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Claxton,
Leonard
L. Clayton
Married (1929).
02.09.1909
Hull
-
26.10.1944
[Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, L.191]
T/Skpr.
29.03.1940 [WS 3428, TS 527]
T/A/Skpr.Lt.
12.1943
Fisherman/trawler deckhand.
(02.1941)


HMS Silver Dawn (armed drifter) *
09.1941
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Three Kings
(08.1943)
-
(10.1943)
no appointment listed
12.1943
-
26.10.1944
Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 2006 (minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clayton,
Richard George
R.G. Clayton
?
-
Capt.
30.06.1934 (retd > 08.1939, < 04.1942)
A/Cdre. 2nd cl. (retd)
20.04.1942
Cdre. 2nd cl. (retd)
?, antedated 30.06.1934?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
19.06.1945
ocean convoys 42-45
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
13.06.1939
-
(08.1939)
RNR ADC to the King
20.04.1942
-
(07.1945)
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
Cleeves,
York McLeod
Y.McL. Cleeves
Eldest son (with two brothers and one sister) o Edmund Allen Cleeves (1869-1956), and Mary McLeod Craik (1871-1951).
Married (21.04.1926, Walter Road Congregational Church, Swansea, Glamorgan) Averil Eileen Brown (1903-), only daughter of John S. Brown, of Oakleigh, Blackpill, Swansea; one son, one daughter.

09.12.1896
Cockett, Swansea district, Glamorgan
-
04.05.1965
West Glamorgan
Midsh. 02.01.1913
S.Lt. 09.12.1917
Lt. 09.12.1919
Lt.Cdr. 09.12.1927
Cdr. 31.12.1939
Capt. 31.12.1944 (demobilized > 07.1945, < 04.1946) (retd 09.12.1951)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.08.1940 Roesdal Fjords [investiture 10.03.42]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 12.04.1940 trawlers combatting submarines [investiture 10.03.42]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 06.04.1933 -
05.09.1925     HMS Leamington (for disposal; additional, for 21 days' training)
07.07.1928     HMS Vivid
26.05.1934     HMS Curacoa
21.08.1938     HMS Osprey
02.10.1939 - 24.04.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Imperialist (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (DSO, DSC as a Unit Commander in Anti-Submarine Group 23)
04.1940 - 30.04.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Warwickshire (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(05.1940) - (06.1940) no appointment listed
19.06.1940 - 07.11.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Clematis (corvette)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
14.01.1942 - 30.10.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Warwick (destroyer)
(12.1943)     HMS Warwick (destroyer) *
05.01.1944 - 11.12.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Rother (frigate)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Close,
Harold
H. Close
Son of George and Annie Close, of Great Lever, Lancashire.
12.06.1902
Bolton, Lancashire
-
14.07.1940
(KIA) [age 38]
[Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery, section C Cons, grave 3684]
Prob. S.Lt.
11.04.1927
S.Lt.
1928?, seniority 11.04.1927
Lt.
11.04.1929
Lt.Cdr.
11.04.1937
(04.1940)


HMS Esperance Bay (armed merchant cruiser) *
?
-
14.07.1940
HMS Esperance Bay (armed merchant cruiser) (killed when ship was bombarded)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clouston,
Herbert William
H.W. Clouston
?
-
T/Lt.
01.05.1940
14.09.1939
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Barricade (boom defence vessel)
11.11.1941
-
(10.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Barking (boom defence vessel)
08.02.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Barcombe (boom defence vessel)
(04.1946)


HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clubb,
Eric Wentworth
E.W. Clubb (Photo courtesy of Mr Lindsay W. Clubb)
E.W. Clubb (Photo courtesy of Mr Lindsay W. Clubb)
E.W. Clubb (Photo courtesy of Mr Lindsay W. Clubb)

Son of Herbert Wentworth Clubb (1890-1962) and Margaret Cryer (1886-1968).
Married Jo Stollery; three sons.

Weblog for HMS Rushen Castle
23.12.1919
Epping, Essex
-
09.07.1983
London
Prob. Midsh.
01.07.1937
A/S.Lt.
11.01.1940
S/Lt.
08.1941, seniority 23.12.1940
Lt.
10.1942, seniority 11.07.1942
(dispersal 27.02.1946) (reld 05.05.1946) 
Lt.Cdr.
11.07.1950 (retd 05.07.1954)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (1941 model): inscription "1948" RD
14.07.1949
long service with RNR
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
?
?
Atlantic Star Atl St
?
?
Africa Star Afr St
?
?
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM
?
?
Watchkeeping Certificate (28.07.1942)
Apprenticeship with Port Line.
31.07.1939
-
08.04.1940
HMS Esk (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
09.04.1940
-
21.04.1940
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional)
22.04.1940
-
18.08.1940
HMS Rodney (battleship) (additional)
19.08.1940
-
29.09.1940
course, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
30.09.1940
-
04.12.1940
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (additional) (as spare submarine officer)
05.12.1940
-
08.12.1940
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship for 1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean) (additional) (as spare submarine officer)
09.12.1940
-
23.12.1940
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (additional) (temporary for duty Class 1 with submarines)
24.12.1940
-
19.05.1941
HMS Perseus (submarine) [HMS Medway (submarine depot ship for 1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean)] (additional)
20.05.1941
-
21.06.1941
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship for 1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean) (additional) (as spare submarine officer)
22.06.1941
-
04.08.1941
HMS Perseus (submarine) [HMS Medway (submarine depot ship for 1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean)] (additional)
05.08.1941
-
19.10.1941
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship for 1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean) (additional) (as spare submarine officer)
20.10.1941
-
27.12.1941
HMS Delphinium (corvette) (temporary)
28.12.1941
-
06.01.1942
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) (additional; for disposal)
07.01.1942
-
14.09.1943
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) (for duty with Distributing Authority)
15.09.1943
-
06.10.1943
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; passage)
07.10.1943
-
07.11.1943
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; on arrival UK)
08.11.1943
-
21.11.1943
H/F course, HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown) (additional)
22.11.1943
-
07.12.1943
TT course, HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (additional)
08.12.1943


08.12.1943
07.12.1945
-


-
-

25.02.1946


07.12.1945
25.02.1946
HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
[HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne) (additional)]
[ship commissioned 14.02.1944]
First Lieutenant
Commanding Officer
Returned to the Merchant Navy with the New Zealand Shipping Company, 1947-1951. School of Navigation at the University of Southampton (lastly as Head of Department), 1951-1965. Her Majesty's Inspectorate, 1965-1980. Merchant Navy College, 1980-1983.
Cocks,
Arthur
A. Cocks

21.11.1879
Colyton, Beer, Devon
-
16.11.1949
Exmouth, Devon
Prob. S.Lt. ?
S/Lt. 01.01.1909
Lt. 28.04.1911
Lt.Cdr. 28.04.1919
Cdr. 30.06.1923
Capt. 31.12.1928 (retd 21.11.1934)
A/Cdre. 2nd cl. (retd) 04.01.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 31.12.1917 *
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1917 ?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 10.06.1921 -
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 - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
* London Gazette 8 March 1918 (recommendation for honours dated 31.12.1917), signed by the Commanding Officer of the 7th Destroyer Flotilla: "A zealous and capable officer who has been in the Flotilla since early in the war, commanding "Earnest", "P-52" AND "Rother" in succession. He handles his vessel with care and ability; was mentioned in despatches in October 1916, and is again recommended for general good work. He is recommended for the Acting rank of Lietenant-Commander R.N.R."
04.01.1943 - (10.1944) Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Cogley,
Christopher Patrick
C.P. Cogley (Photo courtesy of Susan Jagger-Kenny)
(03?).1898
Swansea, Glamorgan
-
T/Lt.
17.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 04.1944, < 06.1944

Mention in Despatches

MID
06.07.1943
rescue work after air attack at Tripoli
17.05.1940
-
(06.)1944
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said) (additional, for various services)
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton) *
(04.1946)


HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cole,
Walter Matless
W.M. Cole (Photo courtesy of Mrs Margaret Sturgeon)
Son (with two brothers and three sisters) of Robert Cole (1874-1937), and Elizabeth Susanne Charles (1883-1962).
Married ((03?).1926, Romford district, Essex) Alice Winifred Toogood; one son, two daughters.
22.09.1902
Ilford, Romford district, Essex
-
(03?).1983
Chichester district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. 28.12.1940
T/Lt. 20.12.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
      temporary officer serving under T.124T (Rescue Tugs) agreement:
01.04.1941 - (12.)1941 HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith and Granton)
20.12.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich) (for rescue tugs)
(06.1942) - (12.1942) HMS Beaver II (RN base, Immingham) *
15.01.1943 - 05.1943 HMS Victory III (accounting section, Woolley Park, Wantage, Berkshire)
31.05.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich) (for rescue tugs)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Coleman,
John Fulcher
J.F. Coleman (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) J.F. Coleman (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Guy Fulcher Coleman (1882-1950), and Edith C.M. Coster (1892?-1967).
Married; ... children.
27.02.1912
Sheppey district, Kent
-
04.2000
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Prob. S.Lt. 01.08.1937
S.Lt. 01.02.1938, seniority 01.08.1937
Lt. 01.08.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. < 04.1944 (reld  04.05.1946)
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1948 (retd 27.02.1957)

Mention in Despatches

MID 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 02.11.1946 -
22.01.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Scarborough (sloop)
(10.1940)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
19.10.1940 - 03.02.1941 HMS Crispin (ocean boarding vessel) (sunk)
12.07.1941 - (12.1941) Navigating Officer, HMS Rothesay (Bangor class minesweeper)
27.08.1942 - 12.02.1943 Navigating Officer, HMS Venomous (destroyer) **
03.1943 - (12.1943) First Lieutenant & Navigating Officer, HMS Prinses Beatrix (landing ship infantry)
(04.1944) - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer & Navigating Officer, HMS Prinses Beatrix (landing ship infantry)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
11.1944 - (07.1945) Navigating Officer, HMS Smiter (escort carrier)
Rose to the rank of Captain in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
* indexed, but not listed as such
** Coleman was erroneously carried on on the books of HMS Venomous in the Navy List, which explains why he is wrongfully listed as highest officer in rank there for the period (04.1944) - (01.1945).
Coles,
Arthur Edward
A.E. Coles
?
-
Prob. S.Lt. 17.05.1927
S.Lt. 1928?, seniority 17.05.1927
Lt. 12.07.1930
Lt.Cdr. 12.07.1938
Cdr. 31.12.1944
Capt. 31.12.1951 (retd 1958?)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41
Mention in Despatches MID 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 02.1942 ?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD ? 1st clasp
Went to sea, 1918.
(12.1939) - (04.1940) HMS Caledonia (boys' and artificers' training establishment, Rosyth) *
22.04.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Selkirk (Hunt class minesweeper) (despatches)
04.1941 - (06.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Bangor (Bangor class minesweeper)
02.07.1941 - (10.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Bangor (Bangor class minesweeper)
16.10.1942 - (04.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Bangor (Bangor class minesweeper) (despatches)
01.05.1943 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Rattlesnake (Algerine class minesweeper) (despatches)
07.09.1944 - 12.01.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Rattlesnake (Algerine class minesweeper)
05.02.1945 - (04.1946) Training Commander, HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Granton)
Commodore of the Orient Line Fleet, retiring in 1962.
Coles,
Edward Christian St Arnand
E.C.St.A. Coles
?
-
07.1962 still alive [died before 08.1973 ??]
Prob. S.Lt.
01.10.1935
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.10.1935
Lt.
06.03.1939
02.1941, seniority 05.03.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 02.1943 (reld 14.06.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
05.03.1947 (retd 04.08.1950)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
10.10.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Corfu (armed merchant cruiser)
19.07.1940
-
(08.1943)
HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
(10.1943)


no appointment listed
02.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Prins Albert (landing ship infantry)
Collier,
Harold Malcolm
"Mac"
H.M. Collier (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Hore)
Son of ... Collier, and ... Ryner.
Married ((06?).1942, Goole district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Joyce Richardson (24.12.1919 - 05.2003); one daughter.
(06?).1917
Goole district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
06.01.2012
Sheffield
Prob. A/S.Lt. 01.08.1937
A/S.Lt. 31.01.1938
S.Lt. 14.11.1939, seniority 30.07.1939
Lt. 30.04.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. 30.04.1948
Cdr. 30.06.1954
Capt. 30.06.1962 (retd 30.06.1967)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (1941 model) RD 08.08.1947 long service RNR
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (1941 model) RD 18.04.1958 1st clasp: long service RNR
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (1941 model) RD 17.06.1966 2nd clasp: long service RNR
Education: Goole Grammar School (?-1933).
Articled apprentice in Andrew Weirs Bank Line where he spent two years on the Indian-African service in the MV Congella, followed by two years on round-the-world service. After passing his 2nd Mates Certificate Collier joined Associated Humber Lines of Hull whose ships traded to the continent. Obtained 1st Mates Certificate, 1939.
      RNR training in HMS Iron Duke (battleship) [05.02.1938] & HMS Antelope (destroyer)
30.04.1939     gunnery course, HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
 11.06.1939     HMS Brilliant (destroyer)
12.09.1939 - 11.1939 First Lieutenant, HMS Anglia (armed yacht)
02.11.1939 - 03.1940 First Lieutenant, HMS Charles McIver (armed yacht) *
23.03.1940 - 22.11.1941 First Lieutenant, from early 1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Anglia (armed yacht)
22.11.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)
(04.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
24.09.1942 - 04.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Valse (anti-submarine trawler)
(10.1943) - (02.1944) no appointment listed
03.03.1944 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Burdock (corvette)
07.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Emerald (cruiser)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
04.11.1945 - 07.12.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
28.04.1966 - 28.04.1967 RNR ADC to the Queen
At war’s end Collier returned to Associated Humber Lines (AHL), and became a Master Mariner in 1949.  In 1960 he was appointed Marine Superintendent in AHL and in 1966 became Marine Superintendent of British Rail Southern Region, responsible for the ferries operating from the southern English ports.  When the Sealink fleet was formed Collier, as Chief Marine Superintendent and Registered Manager of the company for 11years until his retirement in 1982, was effectively the ‘admiral’ or senior officer of a fleet of 72 ships.
* (02.1941) still shown at this ship, but at the same time at HMS Anglia as well; assumed is that his appointment to HMS Charles McIver only lasted a few months in the period 1939/40.
Collings,
Patrick Varwell
P.V. Collings
?
-
[1959 still alive]
Prob. A/S.Lt.
31.10.1938
Lt.
30.04.1941
A/Lt.Cdr.
> 10.1943, < 07.1945 (retd 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
08.03.1942
-
11.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Celandine (corvette)
05.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Swale (frigate)
Collins,
William Francis
R.L. Collins
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
18.10.1900
-
(12?).1970
Southampton district, Hampshire
Prob. T/Lt. 29.04.1940
T/Lt. 1941?, seniority 29.04.1940
T/A/Lt. Cdr. > 01.1945, < 04.1945 (reld 14.10.1946)
(06.1940)     no appointment listed
(08.1940) - (12.1940) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
14.02.1941 - (08.)1941 French Ship "Emile Baudot" (cable ship)
11.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS May (auxiliary cable ship)
01.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS X 216 (auxiliary cable ship)
(08.1943) - (12.1943) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
01.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Bullfrog (Bull class cable ship)
05.1944 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Straide (cable ship)
06.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Retriever (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Somaliland (Colony class frigate) *
22.06.1946 - (07.1946) Commanding Officer, HM LST 3523 (landing ship, tank)
* indexed, but not listed as such
His son writes: "Previously Captain in the Merchant Navy, Bibby Line Group. He captained a number of ships, including a minesweeper and several destroyers. At the end of WW2 he was seconded to Germany and worked for SIS."
Collinson,
David William
D.W. Collinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Collinson)
Married; ... children.
12.01.1904
Sculcoates, East Yorkshire
-
10.09.1970
Hiull, East Yorkshire
T/Skpr.
09.01.1941 [TS 878] (invalided out 1945?)

Atlantic Star and other medals. Royal Humane Society Vellum award (in recognition of him diving into the River Humber on the 27 July 1928 and rescuing an injured man who was in imminent danger of drowning)

Was Skipper of the trawler "Nab Wyke" at Hull for 8 years, before it was being requisitioned by the Admiralty.



did some training at Skegness (Butlins)
08.02.1941
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Strathavon (trawler) (at Scupper Flow)
23.08.1943
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MMS 1009 (motor minesweeper)
Retired trawler skipper.
Collinson,
Frank Bentley
F.B. Collinson
?
-
[1959 still alive]
Lt.
27.11.1927
Lt.Cdr.
27.11.1935 (retd > 02.1937, < 08.1939)
Cdr. (retd)
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
30.11.1943
sinking of U-boat 26.05.42
Mention in Despatches
MID
09.06.1940
successful submarine patrols
Mention in Despatches
MID
25.08.1942
Murmansk convoys 03-05.42
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
pre-WW II
?
(1940)


HMS Tetrach (submarine)
(04.1942)


HMS Oxlip (corvette)
01.10.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Test (frigate)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Collis,
Charles Patrick Ridsdale
"Pat"
C.P.R. Collis
Son of ... Collis, and ... Eccles.
Married June ...; ... children.
(09?).1923
Newton Abbot district, Devon
-
12.11.2013
Dawlish, Devon
T/Midsh. 19.01.1942
T/A/S.Lt. 01.06.1943
T/S.Lt. 01.12.1943
T/Lt. 01.12.1945
Lt. RN 1946?, seniority 01.12.1945
Lt.Cdr. RN 01.12.1953 (retd 09.06.1968)
Education: Naval College, Pangbourne (1937-1941; King's Gold Medal, 1942).
(02.1942) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
06.06.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Danae (cruiser)
28.08.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Anson (battleship)
(08.1943) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
15.12.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Leeds Castle (corvette)
07.04.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Allington Castle (corvette)
1946?     extended service commission, RN
09.05.1950     permanent commission, RN
... - ... ...
After leaving the RN he became skipper of the sail training ship Winston Churchill.
Connell,
Richard Sinclair
R.S. Connell
?
-
T/Lt.
10.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
? (reld 1945)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
New Year 43
21.01.1941
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Convolvulus (corvette)
01.02.1943
-
(10.1943)
French Ship La Melpomene
16.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Training Establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall [HMS Raleigh]
Connolly,
William John
W.J. Connolly

Son of John Thomas Connolly and Edna Connolly; husband of Freda Connolly, of Fleetwood, Lancashire.
1914 ?
-
22.10.1943
(KIA) [age 29]
T/Skpr.
01.07.1942
07.1942
-
22.10.1943
Third Officer, HM Trawler Orfasy (Isle class trawler) (torpedoed)
Conway,
Richard
"Dick"
R. Conway
1891
Connah's Quay, 
Flintshire, Wales
-
1964

Prob. Lt.
31.12.1923
Lt.
1925?, seniority 31.12.1923
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1931 (retd 11.03.1936)
Cdr. (retd)
11.03.1936
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 30.04.1935 ?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St ? ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 ? ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St ? ?
Atlantic Star Atl St ? ?
Defence Medal Def M ? ?
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 ? ?
General Service Medal Gen S M ? ?
WW I


served in submarines
Served with the White Star Line.
03.01.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth)
23.02.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
18.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea)
Retired as Staff Captain of the Queen Mary, 1954/55.
Cook,
James William Dunbar
"Bill"
J.W.D. Cook  
Son of James Alexander Cook, of Pluscarden,
Morayshire.
Married 1st (1949) Edith May Williams (predeceased him); one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd Liz ...

12.12.1921
Pluscarden, Elgin district, Morayshire, Scotland
-
26.01.2007
Haslemere, Surrey
T/Midsh. 20.07.1940
T/A/S.Lt. 12.12.1941
T/S.Lt. 12.12.1942
T/Lt. 12.06.1944
Lt. RN 1946?, seniority 12.06.1944
Lt.Cdr. RN 12.06.1952
Cdr. RN 31.12.1957
Capt. RN 31.12.1963
R.Adm. RN 07.01.1973 (retd 07.04.1975)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1975 New Year 75
Education: Bedford School; HMS Worcester.
20.07.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Shropshire (cruiser)
16.09.1941 - 1942 French Ship "Largs" (armed boarding vessel, from 1942 landing ship headquarters (large)) *
13.10.1942 - 10.11.1942 HMS Martin (destroyer) [ship torpedoed & sunk by U-431 off Algeria] *
10.03.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Blankney (destroyer)
03.1945 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HMS Cheviot (destroyer)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1946?     transferred to Royal Navy
07.10.1947 - (05.1950) HMS Mull of Kintyre (escort maintenance vessel)
11.06.1952 - (05.)1953 HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
1953 - 1953 Executive Officer, HMS Loch Fada (frigate)
12.10.1953 - (07.)1954 Executive Officer, HMS Verulam (anti-submarine frigate)
02.12.1954 - (01.)1956 Executive Officer, HMS Barrosa (destroyer)
14.08.1956 - 1958 Commanding Officer, HMS Venus (frigate)
1958 - (01.)1959 Joint Services Staff College [HMS President]
1959 - 1960 Staff Officer (Operations), to Flag Officer Commanding 5 Cruiser Squadron and Second-in-Command, Far East Station [HMS Belfast]
10.10.1960 - 1962 Naval Staff, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1963 - 1965 Commanding Officer, HMS Dido (frigate)
1965 - 1967 Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), Eastern Atlantic Area
12.04.1967 - (02.)1969 Commanding Officer, HMS Afrikander & Senior British Naval Officer, South Africa (as Commodore)
1969 - 1971 Director, RN War College
1970     Senior Officers' War Course
04.1971 - (08.1971) Commanding Officer, HMS Norfolk
1973 - 1975 Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL). Vice President, Surrey Branch of Soldiers', Sailors', and Airmen's Families Association.
* (02.1943) still listed in the Navy List under "Largs"; lists of the sinking of HMS Martin show him as survivor of that ship, and other sources show him as joining the ship on 13.10.1942
Cook,
Lionel Aubrey
L.A. Cook

Married ...; ... children.
15.05.1919
-

Bangor, Co. Down
T/S.Lt. 22.11.1943
T/Lt. 15.05.1945 (reld 17.04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 02.03.1943 rescue of passengers when ship was torpedoed & sunk 29.10.42 *
Lloyd's Medal for Bravery at Sea Lloyd 1943 rescue of passengers when ship was torpedoed & sunk 29.10.42
* The ship, sailing in convoy, was torpedoed. She listed heavily and it was decided to prepare for abandonment. The Third Officer helped to carry a passenger and two members of the crew who had been injured to a boat. This boat was capsized by the overturning ship and the occupants were thrown into the water. The Third Officer displayed great courage. Although continuously swept by heavy seas, he supported one of the injured men in the waterlogged boat, keeping his head above water for four hours until assistance arrived.
Third Officer in the Merchant Navy on the MV Brittany, torpedoed & sunk 29.10.1942 (MBE, Lloyd's Medal).
(12.1943) - (02.1944) no appointment listed
18.02.1944 - (04.)1945 Navigating Officer, HMS Loring (frigate)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
Cook,
Norman
N. Cook

Of Dundee.
Married ...; one daughter.
1890 ?
-
21.10.1943
[age 53]
[Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, 1.F.13]
T/Lt. 1942?, seniority 28.06.1940
 
(02.1942) - 16.02.1942 HMS Fuh Wo (patrol boat/minesweeper) (ship beached on Bangka Island & scuttled)
16.02.1942 - 21.10.1943 POW in Japanese captivity (died in the POW Camp at Palembang, Sumatra)
Cook,
Robert Archibald
W.J. Connolly
02.05.1916
West Ham district, Greater London
-
03.1990
Southend on Sea district, Essex
T/Paym.S.Lt.
30.10.1940
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S)
18.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)



temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
26.11.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Ascania (armed merchant cruiser)
(08.1942)


HMS Ranchi (armed merchant cruiser) *
18.05.1943
-
09.02.1946
HMS Ulster Queen (fighter direction ship)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cooke,
Campbell Stewart
C.S. Cooke

Son of Robert Charles Cooke, and Edith Jane Wall, of Cleveland Road, London W13.
Married ((06?).1936, Brentford district, Middlesex) Sylvia I.B. Piccininio, daughter of the late Dr. Piccininio, of Siena, and Mrs Ellis, of Grange Road, London W5.
13.02.1903
Wandsworth district, Greater London
-
25.04.1973
Kenilworth, Warwick district, Warwickshire
Midsh. 01.01.1921
A/S.Lt. 13.02.1924
S.Lt. 02.04.1925
Lt. 24.04.1929
Lt.Cdr. 24.04.1937 (retd 02.02.1938)
A/Cdr. (retd) > 10.1943, < 12.1943 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 1941? ?
20.06.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa Flow)
27.01.1941 - (07.1945) an Assistant to Naval Assistants to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
Prison governor (Governor of Lewes Prison, Sussex, 1948; Governor of Chelmsford Prison ...-05.1957; Governor of Lincoln Prison 05.1957-05.1965 (retd.)).
Coombe,
Cecil Gordon Chudley
C.G.C. Coombe
Son of James John Coombe (1859-1917), and Lucy Ann Chudley (1866-1949).
Married (08.05.1934, Milford Haven, Haverfordwest district, Pembrokeshire) Charlotte Ann James; ... children.
26.02.1909
Milford Haven, Haverfordwest district, Pembrokeshire, Wales
-
12.06.1954
Milford Haven, Haverfordwest district, Pembrokeshire, Wales
T/Skpr. 09.01.1940 [WS 3193, TS 310]
T/A/Ch.Skpr. 31.01.1944
T/A/Skpr.Lt. < 04.1944 ( reld < 04.1946)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
16.04.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Earl Essex (minesweeping trawler) [was on HMS Rifsnes when it was sunk by enemy aircraft off Ostend, Belgium, on 20.05.1940]
01.07.1941 - (12.1941) HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot, Sheerness) (for minesweeping duties)
02.02.1942 - 13.10.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Saturn (minesweeping trawler)
23.01.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 251 (motor minesweeper)
Coombs,
Leonard Horton
L.H. Coombs (Photo courtesy of Jolyon Coombs)
18.07.1906
Richmond, Surrey
-
05.1984
Winchester, Hampshire
Prob. Paym.S.Lt.
?
Paym.S.Lt.
28.08.1929, seniority 11.04.1929
Paym.Lt.
11.04.1931
Paym.Lt.Cdr. = Lt.Cdr. (S)
11.04.1939 (retd 18.07.1951)
A/Cdr. (S)
12.1944?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
02.1942
?
Atlantic Star; Defence Medal
Education: Kingston Grammar School or Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Kingston upon Thames
Secretary of the RNOCA in the late 1930's for at least two and possibly three years.
31.07.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Effingham (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
14.06.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
01.04.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
22.03.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Spurwing (RN Air Station, Hastings, Sierra Leone)
12.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
Coombs,
Thomas Edward
T.E. Coombs
(12?).1884
Wells, Somerset
-
27.06.1953
Capt.
30.06.1930 (retd 1941)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1937
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1919
?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
Education: Wells Grammar School
1915
-
1917
Second-in-Command HM Auxiliary Cruiser
Patia
1917
-
1919
Commanding Officer, HMS Gossamer
1919


Commanding Officer, HMS Gainsborough (sweeping mines off coast of Belgium (despatches, OBE))



commanded ships of RM Lines
1936
-
1938
ADC to the King
1939
-
1945?
served World War II as Commodore of Convoys and at Admiralty



Member of Honourable Company of Master Mariners
Cooper,
Jack Winston
J.W. Cooper
(03).1910
Mansfield, Derbyshire
-
[1959 still alive]
S.Lt.
01.07.1936
Lt.
18.02.1938 (retd)
A/Lt.Cdr. (retd)
15.04.1943?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
19.09.1944
sinking of U765 06.05.44
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.09.1945
U-boat sunk 21.04.44
06.08.1941
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sweetbriar (corvette)
15.04.1943
-
10.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Derg (frigate)
(04.1944)


HMS Bazely (frigate)
(05.1944)


HMS Bligh (frigate)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Cooper,
Peter Frank
P.F. Cooper
?
-
2010
T/Paym.S.Lt. 06.11.1940
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 05.02.1943
      officer serving under T.124X agreements
08.01.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Cathay (armed merchant cruiser)
05.02.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Biter (escort carrier)
06.09.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
12.01.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Sansovino (landing ship, infantry)
Cope,
Desmond Henry
D.H. Cope
Son of Frank William Enoch and Elsie Cope, of Wembley.
1922 ?
-
31.05.1946
(died of cancer) [age 24]
[Wembley (Alperton) Burial Ground, Middlesex, plot D.D., grave 112]
Midsh.
08.08.1939
A/S.Lt.
14.12.1941
S.Lt.
14.12.1942
Lt.
14.06.1944
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1943
New Year 43
28.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Boadicea (destroyer)
29.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Victory III (accounting section, Portsmouth & Wantage)
15.08.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Fratton (barrage balloon vessel)
15.02.1943
-
(12.1943)
staff, HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
07.02.1944
-
06.1944
HMS Mallard (sloop)
14.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Shearwater (sloop)
01.01.1946
-
12.03.1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Oakham Castle (corvette)
Cordery,
Joseph
J. Cordery
?
-
T/Lt. 11.03.1940
      officer holding temporary commission under T.124 agreements:
23.07.1940 - 22.01.1941 First Lieutenant, HMS St Cyrus (tug) (mined off the Humber)
Cormack,
Peter
J. Cordery

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13.08.1891
Portgordon, Banffshire
-
Seaman ? [A 4686 & WSB 36]
Skpr. 27.01.1917 [2163 WSA]
Ch.Skpr. 27.01.1927
Skpr.Lt. 30.06.1940 (retd 13.08.1941) [WS 2525]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Mention in Despatches MID 31.07.1919 ?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD > 04.1946, < 07.1946 -
24.11.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Hatano (minesweeping trawler)
04.03.1941 - (04.)1946 HMS Cochrane II (supply and accounting base for tenders, Rosyth) (for service with Naval Officer-in-Charge, Methill) (MBE)
17.05.1946 - (07.1946) HMS Martello (auxiliary patrol base, Lowestoft)
Corneby,
Charles George Vernon
C.G.v. Corneby
12.08.1904
Oxford
-
01.1987
Southampton, Hampshire
T/Lt.
24.02.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 04.1944, < 07.1945 (reld 1945/46)
03.06.1941
-
08.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Camellia (corvette)
15.08.1942
-
(04.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Inchmarnock (trawler)
(07.1945)


Commanding Officer, HMS LST 3043
Cornish,
Albert Richard
"Bill"
A.R. Cornish (Photo courtesy of Jamie Cornish) A.R. Cornish (Photo courtesy of Jamie Cornish)
Son (with five brothers) of Robert Haddock Cornish (1870-), a Chief Engineer who was drowned at sea, and Ellen Louisa Saddler (1873?-).
Married ((09?).1918, Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire) Elsie Margaret Frost (1899?-); four sons, two daughters.
(03?).1899
Grangetown, Cardiff, Glamorganshire
-
06.11.1959
Withernsea, Holderness district, Yorkshire (died only a few hours after returning from an Icelandic fisihing voyage)
T/Lt. 28.02.1940 (reld 1942/43)
Commendation Comdn 14.08.1945 commended for brave conduct when his ship encountered
enemy ships, aircraft, submarines or mines
Played Rugby Union for Cardiff RFC. Started aged 15 as apprentice with W.C.T. Jones of Cardiff. Held foreign-going Mates' Certificate of Competency.
18.03.1940 - 02.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Leicester City (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
13.11.1941 - 10.09.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Northern Pride (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
Skippered fishing trawlers for the Kingston Steam Trawling Company Ltd. (s.t. Scottish, s.t. Kingston Onyx [commendation], s.t. Kingston Cryanite, s.t. Kingston Turquoise). Set a new world fish landing record in 1943. President of the Hull Trawler Officers' Guild.
Coughlan,
Derek Harold George
D.H.G. Coughlan
11.09.1911
Sheppey, Kent
-
11.1989
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Prob. S.Lt.
01.05.1936
Lt.
28.12.1937
A/Lt.Cdr.
16.10.1944?
Lt.Cdr.
28.12.1945
Capt.
1960s

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
09.05.1944
minesweeping Western Desert sweep
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1943
Operation Husky 07.1943
24.11.1941
-
09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Boston (minesweeper)
(07.1943?)
-
(23.10.43?)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cromarty (minesweeper)
16.10.1944
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Orestes (minesweeper)
Coull,
Peter
P. Coull (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian C. Taylor)
1911 ?
Findochty, Scotland
-
1958 ?
Ayr Harbour, Scotland
[aged 47]
Skpr. 01.06.1940 [WS 3560]
Ch.Skpr. 09.09.1945
Lt. (P.S.) 22.11.1951, seniority 02.08.1950
Lt.Cdr. (P.S.) 02.08.1958
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
France & Germany Star F&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 31.03.1952 -
(02.1941) - (06.1941) no appointment listed
03.07.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Huddersfield Town (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
31.08.1943 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1002 (harbour defence motor launch)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Couttie,
Earle
E. Couttie (Photo courtesy of Mr Shawn Dymond)
?
-
Prob. T/Midsh.
15.09.1941
T/A/S.Lt.
28.11.1942
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
28.05.1945 (reld > 07.1946)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
(06.1943)


HMS Zingarella *
08.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Tetcott (destroyer)
07.11.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Matchless (destroyer)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cowap,
Charles Richardson
C.R. Cowap
(06?).1882
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1924
Cdr. 31.12.1932
Capt. 30.06.1939 (retd > 08.1939)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD ? -
      active service ??
Cowell,
Reginald Ernest
R.E. Cowell

Son (with two sisters and one brother) of David Henry Cowell (1865-1927), and Sarah Jane Wilgress (1862-).
Married (12.04.1928, Stokenham, Kingsbridge district, Devon) Philippa Eleanor Frances Anne Prettejohn (26.08.1905 - 01.1993), daughter of Browse Nathaniel Oldreive Prettejohn (1874-1937), and Frances Mary Keeling (1870-1905).

05.01.1902
Wandsworth, London
-
29.10.1982
Mid Devon district, Devon
S.Lt. 06.08.1925
Lt. 03.04.1929
09.09.1936, seniority 03.04.1928
Lt.Cdr. 09.09.1936, seniority 03.04.1936
Cdr. 30.06.1941
A/Capt. 18.10.1944?
Capt. 31.12.1945 (Supernumerary List 29.06.1956) (retd 05.01.1957)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 10.06.1961 HM's birthday
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD ? -
11.12.1939 - (06.)1941 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth, from 03.05.1941 Roedean School, Brighton)
23.06.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for flotilla duties) (additional; for various services)
03.09.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties at Colombo)
09.11.1941 - (04.)1943 Staff Minesweeping Officer on staff of Flag Officer Ceylon [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(06.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
(10.1943)     HMS President (Admiralty) *
25.10.1943 - 21.09.1944 Executive Officer, HMS Ruler (escort carrier)
(10.1944)     HMS Ruler (escort carrier) *
18.10.1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Exmouth (accommodation ship, Scapa Flow) & as Captain Minesweepers (M/S), Scapa
20.02.1945 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Iron Duke (RN base, Scapa Flow) & as Commanding Officer Minesweepers (M/S) & Patrols, Scapa
24.10.1945 - (04.1946) an Assistant to Naval Assistants to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
1955? - 09.12.1955 RNR Aide-de-Camp to the Queen
Marine Superintendent, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cowie,
Robert
R. Cowie
25.08.1895
-
(12?).1969
Grimsby district, Lincolnshire
Skpr. 17.11.1927 [WS 2588]
Ch.Skpr. 14.11.1937
Skpr.Lt. 31.12.1944
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 19.01.1944 -
10.1939 - (06.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Westgate (gate vessel) [tender to HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(07.1940) - (10.1940) HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
24.11.1940 - (08.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Sunset (minesweeping drifter)
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
(12.1941) - (06.1942) HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull) *
02.07.1942 - (02.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Arrest (auxiliary boom defence vessel)
27.04.1944 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Fort Ryan (auxiliary boom defence vessel)
26.09.1944 - (10.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Barfoot (boom defence vessel)
11.1944 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Barnwell (boom defence vessel)
(07.1945)     HMS Barnwell (boom defence vessel) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cox,
Joseph [Leonard]
J. Cox
?
-
T/Lt. 06.05.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1943, < 10.1944

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 16.08.1940 Dunkirk [investiture 22.02.41]
06.04.1940 - (02.)1943 HMS Netsukis (drifter)
31.03.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for Landing Craft Infantry (Large))
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
20.08.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Bouvet I (minesweeping whaler)
14.02.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Squid (Combined Operations base, Southampton)
(07.1945)     HMS Oronsay (trawler) *
12.1945 - (04.1946) [Executive Officer?], HMS Kelantan (minesweeper depot ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cox,
William Leslie Parker
W.L.P. Cox (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Cox)
Son of William Cox, and Rosina Mary D. Lansdown.
Married Doreen Mary Cox (née ...) (died 10.05.1960).
14.06.1895
Redland, nr Bristol, Barton Regis district, Gloucestershire
-
16.04.1964
St Marylebone district, Greater London
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
02.05.1917
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
02.05.1919
Lt.Cdr.
02.05.1927
Cdr.
30.06.1936
Capt.
30.06.1943 (reld from active service 26.09.1945) (retd 14.06.1950)
A/Cdre. 2nd cl.
27.07.1943
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
10.12.1928
-
29.11.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth)
01.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Minos (RN base, Lowestoft)
02.06.1941
-
(02.)1943
HMS Colonsay (minesweeper base, Grimsby)
09.02.1943
-
(06.)1943
HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast) (for convoy duties)
27.07.1943
-
19.05.1944
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
01.11.1943
-
14.11.1943
convoy RA-54A (Archangel - Loch Ewe)
20.05.1944
-
09.07.1944
HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea)
10.07.1944
-
26.09.1945
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
19.03.1945
-
02.04.1945
convoy HX 345 (New York - Liverpool)
Returned post-war to work for the Cunard Line.
Crane,
Reginald James
R.J. Crane
Son of James Robert Crane (1877-1909), and Helen Eliza Webster (1877-1955).
Married (04.11.1922, Winterton, Norfolk) Elsie King (12.09.1902 - 07.02.1999); two sons.
14.05.1899
Caister on Sea, Flegg district, Norfolk
-
16.07.1974
Winterton on Sea, Great Yarmouth district, Norfolk
T/Skpr. 11.10.1939 [WS 3078 & TS 197]
T/A/Ch.Skpr. 20.12.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 02.08.1940 for continued devotion to duty when sweeping
for magnetic mines in shallow water [decoration posted]
Fisherman.
29.01.1940 - 13.06.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Ocean Sunlight (auxiliary minesweeping drifter) (ship sunk by mine off Newhaven) (DSC)
(08.1940) - (12.1940) HMS Ocean Sunlight (auxiliary minesweeping drifter) *
(02.1941) - (04.1941) HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service central depot, Lowestoft) *
19.05.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS Miranda (minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth)
(08.1943)     HMS Miranda (minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth) *
28.09.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Dunlin (armed yacht)
(02.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1945) - (07.1945) HMS George Jewson (auxiliary harbour service tug) *
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crawford,
Robert Henry Campbell
R.H.C. Crawford
Son of Robert Henry Campbell Crawford.
Married (30.10.1923, All Saints, Carshalton, Surrey) Esme Mary Faulconbridge.

28.01.1896
Nassau, Bahamas, British West Indies
-
18.02.1947
Southampton district, Hampshire
(age 51)
[Southampton Crematorium]
Lt.
31.12.1924
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1932
Cdr.
30.06.1937
Capt.
31.12.1942 (reld 1945/46)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthday
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
12.09.1939
-
(12.1943)
HMS Alaunia (armed merchant cruiser / repair ship)
19.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
?
-
18.02.1947
HMS Alaunia (repair ship)
Crawley,
Hugh John

H.J. Crawley
Married ...; ... children.

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26.09.1891
Egremont, Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
12.12.1972
Trefgraig Isaf, Rhoshirwaun, Pwllheli district, Caernarvonshire
Lt. 24.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 24.01.1941 (reld 15.10.1945)
Served Merchant Navy.
24.04.1940 - 25.08.1940 Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)
26.08.1940 - (02.)1944 Compass Department, Admiralty (Admiralty Compass Observatory, Ditton Park, Slough, Bucks.) [HMS President]
(04.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
02.1945 - (07.1945) Compass Officer (Electrical) on staff of Flag Officer Eastern Mediterranean [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
A grandchild writes: "He was a HMS Conway trained midshipman who was a merchant seaman who I believe served in both Ww1 and WW2. He mentioned he served on Q ship in WW1."
Cressey,
David William
"Bill" / "Dave"

D.W. Cressey (Photo courtesy of Mr Trevor Cressey)
Youngest son (with four sisters and one brother) of David William Cressey (1874-1936), and Grace Osborne (1877-1936).
Married (04.11.1935, St Mary and St Peter, Hull) Florence Alma "Floss" Edgar (24.06.1917 - 11.04.2000), youngest daughter (with eight siblings) of Fred Edgar, and Betsey Pickering; two sons, one daughter.

30.12.1916
Hessle, Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
02.1985
Goole, Yorkshire
[ashes scattered at sea]
Seaman ? [X 20785]
Skpr. 05.08.1943 [WS3836] (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 01.01.1940 New Year 40 [investiture 04.03.41]
Fisherman, sailing out of Milford Haven, Fleetwood, Hull and Grimsby.
(1939) - (1942) HMS Northern Pride (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
18.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Arctic Ranger (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Fishing trawler skipper, sailing out of Hull and Grimsby.
Crighton,
Joseph Leonard *
"Len"
J.L. Crighton
* Navy List has different names/spellings:
(04.1940) Conrad J. Crighton [index L.J. Crighton],
(10.1940) Joseph Leonard Crichton [index J.L. Crighton],
(02.1941 & 08.1942) Leonard James Crighton [index L.J. Crighton],

(London Gazette 11.06.40) L.J. Crichton.

14.01.1904
Kirkdale, West Derby district, Lancashire
-
(09?).1959
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
Prob. T/Lt.
29.01.1940
T/Lt.
06.1940, seniority 29.01.1940 (reld < 02.1943)
Deck officer in the Leyland Line trading to the Americas.
29.01.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Letitia (armed merchant cruiser)
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot, Sheerness)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
Croasdaile,
John Lloyd
"Jack"
J.L. Croasdaile J.L. Croasdaile
J.L. Croasdaile J.L. Croasdaile
J.L. Croasdaile J.L. Croasdaile
Son of Henry Frederick Croasdaile (1863-1929), Master Mariner, and Mary Ellen Lloyd (1867-1932).
Married 1st (16.08.1925, St Martin's in the Fields, London) Florence Alexandra Farley, of New York, USA; one son, one daughter (all three were killed on passage to USA aboard SS City of Benares, which was torpedoed by U48 in the Atlantic Ocean in 09.1940).
Married 2nd Suzanna Jacoba Fabricius, of Riversdale, South Africa; one daughter.
09.04.1894
Toxteth, Liverpool
-
1957
South Africa
Midsh.
?
S.Lt.
09.04.1916
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
09.04.1918
Lt.Cdr.
09.04.1926
Cdr.
30.06.1934 (retd 09.04.1944)
Capt. (retd)
21.09.1945
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
18.05.1926
?
17.11.1939
-
10.06.1940
Executive Officer, HMS Vandyck (armed boarding vessel) [ship was bombed & sunk by German aircraft off Narvik; captured]
06.1940
-
05.1945
POW (No. 1135) in German captivity (Marlag und Milag Nord)
Crockett,
John
"Jakey"
J. Crockett (Photo courtesy of Mr James M. Crockett)
J. Crockett (Photo courtesy of Mr James M. Crockett)
Son of John Crockett, Extra Skipper, of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Married Anne Crockett; two sons, one daughter.
1903
-
Skpr. 15.11.1937 [W.S. 2734] (reld < 04.1946)
? - 25.04.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Hammond (anti-submarine trawler) (ship sunk off Norway)
(04.1940)     HMS Sindonis (anti-submarine trawler) *
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     HMS Europa (RN base, Lowestoft) *
28.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Davy (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
05.02.1942 - (08.1942) HMS Wolves (anti-submarine trawler)
01.06.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS York City (anti-submarine trawler)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cross,
Alan Richard *
A.R. Cross (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Cross) A.R. Cross (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Cross)
A.R. Cross (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Cross) 
Son of William R. Cross, and Mabel Margaret Skuse.
Married; .two sons, one daughter.

* Naval records show his first name as Allan
28.09.1920
Newport, Monmouthshire
-
02.12.1953
Liverpool, Lancashire
T/Paym.S.Lt. =
T/S.Lt. (S)
24.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)



temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
(06.1`943)
 
 
no appointment listed
(08.1943)
-
(01.1945)
HMS Queen Emma (troopship) * [according to son from 07.1943 to 03.1945]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Palomares (fighter direction ship) *
Sugar Refinery Manager, Tate & Lyle, from 1946 onwards.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cross,
Cyril Duncan
C.D. Cross
13.04.1877
Dulwich, Surrey
-
07.02.1945
County Council Emergency Hospital, Old Windsor, Berkshire
[Datchet Cemetery,
Buckinghamshire, section D, grave 135]
A/Asst.Paym.
15.10.1906
Asst.Paym.
18.12.1907, seniority 15.10.1906
Paym.Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1916 (retd 13.04.1922)
Paym.Cdr. (retd)
13.04.1922 (reactivated 01.06.1940) (reverted to retd > 10.1944, < 07.1945)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.10.1917
?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
17.05.1918
?
Education: Dulwich College
01.06.1940
-
(02.)1943
RN Auxiliary Hospital, Invergordon [HMS Flora]
(06.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.06.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
Crowley,
Edward Albert Ashworth

E.A.A. Crowley
Son of Edward Albert Ernest Crowley (1861-1923), assistant engineer RN, and Margaret Ann Ashworth (1860?-1892?).
Married 1st (12.07.1917, St Peter, Birkdale, Ormskirk district, Lancashire) Katie Wynne (1885? - (03?).1957), daughter of John Wynne; one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1959, Southport district, Lancashire) Ida Leadbeater (06.02.1900 - (03?).1974).

18.03.1887
Morice Town, Stoke Damerel district, Devon
-
07.11.1970
Birkdale, Southport district, Lancashire
Prob. S.Lt. 13.08.1914, seniority 01.08.1914
S.Lt. 24.04.1915
Lt. 01.08.1916 (demobilized 18.02.1919)
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1923 (retd 18.03.1932)
Cdr. (retd) 18.03.1932 (recalled 08.11.1939)
A/Capt. (retd) 09.07.1945-18.10.1945 (dispersed 18.10.1945; retaining rank of Capt.) (reverted to retd 06.12.1945) (removed from retd 29.11.1954)
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 29.07.1925 -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Served Merchant Marine/Navy, 1904-1914 & 1919-1930 (Master, 05.05.1913). Resigns from the White Star Line, 1930, and becomes British representative and salesman for the Boston Woven Hose & Rubber Co.
13.08.1914     joined RNR
24.02.1915     HMS Dreel Castle (nominal depot ship at Falmouth) (additional; for duties and instruction with the net drifters at Falmouth)
09.03.1915     HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (additional; for duty with the net drifters at Devonport)
09.08.1915     HMS Isis (cruiser)
17.10.1917     HMS Apollo (reserve ship, Southampton) (additional; for service with HMS Lennox (torpedo-boat destroyer))
25.03.1918     HMS Idaho (RN base, Milford Haven) (additional; for command of PC 44 (Q-ship))
15.02.1919 - 18.02.1919 HMS Prince George (destroyer depot ship)
06.08.1921     HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery course)
20.08.1921     HMS Defiance (for torpedo course)
05.05.1923 - 01.06.1923 HMS Glorious (cruiser) (for training)
10.05.1925     HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery course)
13.06.1925     HMS Defiance (for torpedo course)
07.1925     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signals course)
02.04.1927     HMS Impregnable (additional; for 28 days' training at HMS Saumarex (destroyer leader))
20.07.1929 - 02.08.1929 HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery course)
03.08.1929     HMS Rodney (battleship) (for 14 days' training)
01.08.1931     HMS Defiance (for torpedo course)
11.08.1939     Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship ?
08.11.1939 - 21.01.1940 HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull) (for Naval Control Service)
22.01.1940 - 08.07.1945 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for navigation duties with Naval Control Service)
09.07.1945 - 18.10.1945 Naval Control Service Officer, Mersey [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
Cumberlege,
Claude Michael Bulstrode
"Mike"
C.M.B. Cumberlege
Son (with one sister and further half-siblings) of R.Adm. Claude Lionel Cumberlege (1877-1962), and Sarah Laetitia Crossley Couldwell (1883-1929), of Gibraltar.
Married (23.09.1936, St Peter's Church, East Marden, Chichester district, Sussex) Nancy Winifred Pemberton "Nan" Wooler (17.08.1915 - 06.1989), daughter of Mr & Mrs Claude Pemberton Wooler, of Toronto, Canada; one son. Nan Cumberlege remarried (14.05.1947, London) Lt.Col. Lennox John Livingstone-Learmonth, RHA (1911-1988).

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26.10.1905
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
10.04.1945
(died in captivity) [age 39]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 81, 1]
Midsh. 01.05.1922
S.Lt. 03.03.1928
Lt. 14.02.1934, seniority 22.07.1933 (reld 24.09.1937; own request)
A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 21.02.1944
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.01.1941 Crete etc. * [investiture 07.07.42]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 03.12.1946 attempt blowing up Corinth Canal [presented to next-of-kin]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD ? ?
Greek War Cross 3rd class Gk WC 11.08.1942 services to belligerent Greece
* For taking the caique 'Hedgehog' to occupied Crete, where, after successfully landing an SOE agent, picked up 86 soldiers that had evaded capture during the German occupation of the island.
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne.
Server Merchant Navy (Second Mate's certificate, 23.02.1926).
... - ... ...

Spent 1937-40 in Cap d'Antibes, France, skippering private yachts in the Aegean and Adriatic.

(04.1940) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
 1940     liaison officer to the French at the port of Marseilles, attached to a French anti-smuggling unit
1940 - 1941 served Special Operations Executive (SOE) with Force 133: 1940 in command of HMS Hedgehog (caique) (DSO)
(10.1942) - (08.1943) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
(10.1943) - 10.04.1945 no appointment listed: captured by the Germans and shot in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Oranienburg, Germany
Literature: Alan Ogden, Sons of Odysseus : SOE heroes in Greece (2012); Robin Knight, In search of Mike Cumberlege (2015).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Currie,
John Hewitt

J.H. Currie (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Currie)
Son of John Smith Currie, and Elsie Hannah Currie (née Hewitt).
Married Margaret McCart Barr Stevenson (Glasgow 06.07.1918 -); one son, one daughter.
23.03.1920
Conway district, Caernarvonshire / Denbighshire
-
10.07.1993
Norwich, Norfolk
3rd Lt. (E) ? ?
Education: King Edward VI Grammar School, Totnes.
Served Merchant Navy.
      serving under T.124 agreements:
? - 05.11.1940 HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser)
Worked in a factory in the North of England, but spent most of his working life serving the BBC Monitoring Service based at Caversham Park, near Reading.
Currie,
Kenneth

K. Currie
?
-
Prob. T/Lt.
13.03.1940
T/Lt.
> 02.1941, seniority 13.03.1940
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(04.1941)


HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) *
28.08.1941
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS St Monance (rescue tug) **
24.08.1943
-
(07.1945)
Assistant Salvage Officer, Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (06.1943)-(08.1943) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Cuthbertson,
Charles George
C.G. Cuthbertson (Photo courtesy of Mr Sandy Christie) C.G. Cuthbertson (Photo courtesy of Mr Sandy Christie)
C.G. Cuthbertson
Son of Thomas Arthur Cuthbertson (1869-1939).
Married 1st ((09?).1939, Poole district, Kent) Mary L. Brunyee; one son.
Married 2nd ((03?).1956, Wirral district, Cheshire) Lilian Maud Coward (née Simpson) (29.04.1905 - (12?).1978), daughter of Robert Daniel Simpson (1875-), and Caraoline Margaret Way (1879-1965).

03.09.1906
Gillingham, Medway district, Kent
-
01.04.1994
Surrey South-Eastern district
Midsh. 01.01.1923
A/S.Lt. 03.09.1927
Lt. 11.07.1931
Lt.Cdr. 11.07.1939
Cdr. 30.06.1943 (retd 11.01.1953)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1941 New Year 41 [investiture 22.02.41]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Burma Star Bur St - & clasp Pacific
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 25.08.1942 Murmansk convoys 03-05.42
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 1941 ?
Russian Convoy Medal Rsn CM 1985 -

The fictional character of Commander George Eastwood Ericson, DSO, DSC, RNR in Nicholas Monsarrat's 'The Cruel Sea' seems to be based on Cuthbertson.

Served with Union Castle and was second officer of MS Caernarvon Castle.
15.08.1931 - (01.1932) HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (to complete 12 months' training)
1939 - 1940 Officer Commanding an ad hoc Flotilla of Anti-Submarine Warfare Trawlers on the east coast of Scotland
[in the Navy List both showing under HMS Olvina (anti-submarine warfare trawler) from 16.10.1939 & HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith) from 05.12.1939]
10.10.1940 - 02.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Hibiscus (corvette)
04.05.1941 - 23.08.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Zinnia (corvette) [ship torpedoed & sunk by U-564 in eastern Atlantic]
20.10.1941 - 05.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Snowflake (corvette)
20.06.1942 - 07.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Scimitar (destroyer)
26.07.1943 - early 1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Helford (frigate) & Senior Officer of an Escort Flotilla
(04.1946)     HMS President *
1946     commander of the RN Victory Parade Camp in Kensington Gardens and marched at the head of the column
Returned to Union Castle, was elected a Younger Brother of Trinity House and was a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. Appointed master of 'Sandown Castle' in 1948 and in 1953 became a nautical surveyor in the Marine Survey Service of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
 
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