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Edwards, D.M.
to
Evenson, H.

 

D.M. Edwards  to  H. Evenson
Edwards,
David Malcolm
D.M. Edwards
?
-
1986 ?
Dyfed ?
Prob. T/S.Lt.
28.02.1940
T/S.Lt.
1940?, seniority 28.02.1940
T/Lt.
19.03.1941 (reld 1945)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
06.09.1940
Molde Fjord, aircraft attacks
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.10.1940
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HMS Clarkia (corvette)
25.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) (for anti-submarine vessels)
04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vetch (corvette)
Joined diplomatic service, 1945.
Edwards,
Lance Franklyn
L.F. Edwards
Son of Frank Edwards, and Gladys E. Downs.
(06?).1919
Clutton district, Somerset
-
04.01.1942
(DOI) [age 22]
[Midsomer Norton (St John the Baptist) Church Cemetery, Somerset, 3.22.10]
Midsh.
01.08.1937
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1939
S.Lt.
25.03.1940
Lt.
15.11.1941
02.02.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Worcestershire (armed merchant cruiser)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
?
-
04.01.1942
759 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)] (died of injuries as result of an air crash)
Eldridge,
Robert Arthur
R.A. Eldridge
1906 ?
-
1980 ?
Prob. T/S.Lt. 28.10.1940
T/Lt. 07.1941, seniority 28.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1943, < 04.1944
(01.1941)     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
28.01.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Derbyshire (armed merchant cruiser)
01.04.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Helvig (seaward defence ship) (initially in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer, from c. 10/11.1943 First Lieutenant, from late 1943/early 1944 Commanding Officer)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
21.10.1944 - 18.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HM LST 280 (landing ship, tank)
(07.1945)     HM LST 280 (landing ship, tank) *
Elliott,
Jeffery
J. Elliott (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Elliott)
Son of Frank and Edith Mary Elliott.
Married ((03?).1929, Bromley district, London) Phyllis May Plumbly ((09?).1899 - ); one daughter.
07.10.1892
Auckland district, Co. Durham
-
21.04.1943
(KIA) [age 50]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 1, column 1]
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 01.10.1915
Lt. 01.10.1917
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1925
Cdr. 31.12.1933
Capt. 31.12.1940
A/Cdre. 2nd cl. 26.08.1941
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 06.40 [investiture 11.03.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 04.05.1943 Operation Torch (N Africa landings 08.11.42)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 26.02.1926 -
05.09.1939 - (06.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS King Orry (armed boarding vessel)
12.08.1940 - (10.1940) Commanding Officer, HMS Camito (ocean boarding vessel)
(02.1941)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
26.08.1941 - 21.04.1943 Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
05.10.1941 - 22.10.1941 Convoy SC 48, Sydney, BC - Liverpool (in "Castalia")
30.08.1942 - 11.09.1942 Convoy HX 205, Halifax, NS - Liverpool (in "Pacific Grove")
05.04.1943 - 21.04.1943 Convoy ONS 3, Liverpool - Halifax, NS (in "Ashantian") [missing, presumed killed ]
Younger Brother of Trinity House.
* indexed, but not lsited as such
Elliott,
Roy Charlton
R.C. Elliott
Son of Christopher Charlton Elliott (1881-), and Margaret Ridley.
(03?).1923
Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
15.03.1944
[age 21]
[Rome (Testaccio) Protestant Cemetery, Italy, D.3.11]
Midsh. 25.08.1939
A/S.Lt. 14.01.1943
23.11.1939 - (12.1941) HMS Derbyshire (armed merchant cruiser)
02.04.1942 - 28.05.1943 HMS Venomous (destroyer)
29.05.1943 - 14.08.1943 HMS Saracen (submarine) [ship sunk by Italian corvettes Minerva and Euterpe off Bastia, Corsica; captured]
14.08.1943 - 15.03.1944 POW in Italian captivity
[Had broken away (09.1943?) from a prison-camp party being marched through the back streets of Rome, and was brought to the Vatican by a befriended doctor, where he was interned. Here he lived with some companions in relative freedom. The trauma sustained during the loss of his submarine caused him having nightmares, and in one of these he rushed from his bed in a panic, crashed through the window, and fell three storeys to his death on the flagstones below.]
Ellis,
Robert Wilson
R.W. Ellis
Son (with two brothers and three sisters) of Henry Ellis (1865-1912), and Mary Akitt (1875-1943).
Married ((09?).1934, Manchester South district, Lancashire) Doreen Golds Nicholson Eastwood (18.08.1907 - 2000), daughter of Wray Eastwood (1878-1960), and May Meredith Nicholson (1885-1960); one daughter, one son.
01.11.1902
Hoole, Chester district, Cheshire
-
18.07.1998

Liverpool district, Lancashire
T/Lt. 21.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943
T/A/Cdr. > 01.1945, < 04.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43 [decoration posted]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 01.01.1946 New Year 46 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 25.08.1942 Murmansk convoys 03-05.42
Mention in Despatches MID 26.12.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Second Mate's certificate, 10.10.1923. First Mate's certificate, 06.05.1925.
(06.1941)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
17.07.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Malines (auxiliary escort)
13.08.1941 - (04.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Hazard (minesweeper) (DSC, despatches)
(06.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
16.08.1943 - 13.02.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Seagull (minesweeper) (despatches)
05.03.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Lyme Regis (minesweeper) & as 2nd Senior Officer 15th Minesweeper Flotilla (Bar to DSC)
* indexed, but not lsited as such
Esson,
Alan Flockhart
A.F. Esson (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) A.F. Esson (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Lt. George Forbes Esson, RNR, and Margaret Stephen, later of Banchory, Kincardineshire.
1920
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
1982

London
Midsh. 09.12.1938
A/S.Lt. 28.08.1940
S.Lt. 28.08.1941
Lt. 28.02.1943 (retd 28.05.1949)
Mention in Despatches MID 27.08.1940 Dutch, Belgian & French coasts 05.40
Mention in Despatches MID 19.06.1945 war patrols Aegean 05-10.44
31.07.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (despatches)
18.08.1941 - (12.)1941 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
25.12.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Trusty (submarine)
27.09.1943 - (10.1944) First Lieutenant, HMS Vox (submarine) (despatches)
(01.1945)     HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
11.06.1945 - 04.09.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Ultimatum (submarine)
(04.1946)     HMS Honesty *
* indexed, but not lsited as such
Evans,
Jesse William Reginald
J.W.R. Evans
Married ((06?).1926, West Ham district, Greater London) Doris Jessie Stock (06.10.1901-05.1990).
(03?).1899
Lambeth district, London
-
(09?).1966

Epping district, Essex
T/Lt. 08.06.1942 (commission terminated 27.05.1944; medically unfit)
08.06.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Lucifer (communal base, Swansea) (for service at Newport)
14.03.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said) (additional; for various services)
26.02.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers/Taranto) (for Sea Transport duties, Algiers)
Evanson,
Austin Eric
J.W.R. Evans
Son of Charles Evelyn Evanson (1888-1938), and Mary Josephine Williams (1880-).
Married ((12?).1935, Birkenhead district, Cheshire) Elizabeth May Halman (27.05.1914 - 10.03.1996), daughter of Frederick Halman (1888-1950), and Edith Brownbill (1878-1974); one son.
09.01.1912
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
01.05.1994

Benton, Oregon, USA
T/Lt. (E) 07.09.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) 07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
19.10.1942 - 04.1943 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for Landing Ship Tank (LST))
01.04.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Roseneath (Combined Operations base, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire)
07.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay, India)
07.02.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for miscellaneous services)
Evenson *,
Haakon
H. Evensen / H. Evenson
* also found as: Evensen
15.04.1908
Norway
-
1978
T/Lt.
24.06.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1942
New Year 42 [not gazetted]
28.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Blackthorn (minesweeping trawler)
03.11.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS St Sunniva (accommodation ship)
29.04.1943
-
(10.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 172 (British yard minesweeper)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
 
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