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Jackson,
John
J. Jackson
?
-

died between 08.1959 and 08.1973 ?
S.Lt.
13.10.1928
Lt.
15.11.1931
Lt.Cdr.
15.11.1939 (retd 1945/46)
A/Cdr.
< 07.1945

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
07.09.1943
destruction U-boat U-657 off Cape Farewell, Greenland 17.05.43
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
29.10.1944
U-boat U-302 probably sunk NW of the Azores 06.04.44
Mention in Despatches MID
29.02.1944
fftg [= firefighting?] SS Port Fairy 07.43
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
06.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS L 54 (submarine)
05.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Scottish (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
08.08.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Heliotrope (corvette)
14.04.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Swale (frigate) *
(07.1945)


Combined Operations HQ **
* Highest in rank aboard till 28.04.1943 when Cdr. R.C. Boyle, RN, boarded. As Jackson got major awards for actions of HMS Swale (and Boyle not), one might assume that Jackson remained in command of the ship and that Boyle, as senior in rank, was in command of a larger formation of which HMS Swale was the command ship.
** indexed, but not listed as such
Jackson,
Leonard Richard

L.R. Jackson (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Jackson)
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
11.06.1905
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
10.1961
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
T/Lt. (E) 08.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) < 06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Served Merchant Navy, as engineer on paddle steamer "Britannia".
08.11.1939 - (12.1941) engineer, HMS Skiddaw (paddle minesweeper) [ex-"Britannia"]
05.04.1943 - (08.)1943 engineer, HMS Whitehall (destroyer)
1944? - 1945? appointed to Admiralty [HMS President] for service with PLUTO (Pipe Line Under The Ocean) *
* in Navy Lists of 10.1944, 01.1945 & 07.1945 no appointment listed
Jacobs,
Cyril Heskil *

C.H. Jacobs
Married Sybil ...; one daughter.
* Birth registration shows Cyril Heskel.
(09?).1904
Newport district, Monmouthshire
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 22.07.1940
T/Lt. 22.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Merchant Navy.
? - 26.08.1940 Admiralty [HMS President] *
26.08.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Ausonia (armed merchant cruiser)
01.09.1944 - (10.1944) Combined Operations Material Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HM FDT 217 (fighter direction tender) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
James,
Albert William
A.W. James
?
-
Prob. T/Lt.
31.01.1940
T/Lt.
?, seniority 31.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 017.1945 (reld 1945/46)

 

16.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
20.09.1940
-
(02.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMT King Sol (anti-submarine trawler)
20.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Pennywort (corvette)
20.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon) (for mobile training units) (in lieu of specialist Anti-Submarine Officer)
James,
Bernard
B. James
?
-
T/Lt. (E) 14.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) < 02.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

 

28.12.1940 - (02.)1941 staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
01.09.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
James,
John Harries

J.H. James
(12?).1908
Totnes district, Devon
-
12.1962
Haverfordwest district, Pembrokshire / Wales
T/Skpr. 20.09.1939 [WS 3024 & TS 143]
T/A/Skpr.Lt. 14.09.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
16.10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Libyan (minesweeping trawler)
10.11.1941 - (06.)1943 [Commanding Officer?], HMS Mount Keen (minesweeping trawler)
09.1943 - 17.06.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Mount Keen (minesweeping trawler)
(07.1945)     HM BYMS 2024 (British Yard minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Jameson,
Percy Roland
P.R. Jameson
Married (23.02.1929, Norbury, London) Florence Amalia Fisher; two sons.
09.01.1893
Leeds, Yorkshire

-
14.04.1975
Howick, New Zealnd
Prob. T/Lt.
20.03.1940
T/Lt.
> 02.1941, seniority 20.03.1940 (reld 23.07.1945?)
Education: HMS Conway
Served Merchant Navy.
20.03.1940


joined RNR
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
07.1940
-
20.01.1942
Boom Defence Depot, Gosport [Portsmouth] [HMS Victory III]
18.03.1942
-
25.05.1942
Commanding Officer, SS Tamaroa (in a convoy of 33 vessels from the Clyde to Suez)
30.05.1942
-
01.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Burgonet (boom defence vessel) (based at Masawa, operations in Mediterranean, Suez, Port Said & Red Sea)
01.1943
-
29.04.1943
returned ill to the UK [poisoned arm?], hospitalized at RN Hospital Chatham to 08.04.1943, followed by some leave
30.04.1943
-
19.05.1943
HMS Rooke (boom defence central depot, Rosyth)
20.05.1943
-
30.06.1943
Boom Defence Depot, Gosport [Portsmouth] [HMS Victory III]
01.07.1943
-
01.08.1944
Boom Defence Depot, Greenock [Clyde] [HMS Orlando]
03.08.1944
-
07.09.1944
Boome Defence [Camp?]
08.09.1944
-
23.07.1945
Boom Defence Depot, Dover [HMS Lynx]
Emigrated to New Zealand, 19.12.1957.
Jennings,
William John
W.J. Jennings (Photo courtesy of Mr Alex Jenings)
Son of William Henry Jennings, and Ethel May Green, of Slough, Buckinghamshire.
(12?).1922
Slough, Eton district, Buckinghamshire
-

25.11.1941
(KIA) [age 19]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 60, column 1]
Prob. T/Midsh.
25.01.1940
T/Midsh.
1940?, seniority 25.01.1940
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
10.02.1942
minesweeping & air attacks Mediterranean [posthumously; presented to next-of-kin]
Education: Montem School in Slough; Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
1941?
-
1941?
HMS Sotra (minesweeping trawler)
24.08.1941
-
(11.)1941
HMS Raglan Castle (minesweeping trawler)
(11.1941?)
-
25.11.1941
HMS Barham (battleship) [ship torpedoed and sunk by U-331 in eastern Mediterranean]
Jensen,
Hans
Albert
H.A. Jensen
Son of Hans and Sene Jensen; husband of Annie Jensen, of Hull.
1886 ?
-
02.05.1945
(KIA) [age 59]
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 16, column 2]

T/Skpr.
28.09.1940 [TS 734]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44 [investiture 21.11.44]
09.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Sycamore (minesweeping trawler)
06.1942
-
02.05.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Ebor Wyke (minesweeping trawler) [ship torpedoed and sunk by U-979 off Hrafneyri light, Iceland]
Jinks,
Sidney George

S.G. Jinks (Photo courtesy of Michelle Cox)
Married; ... children.
14.11.1904
Fleetwood area, Lancashire

-
02.11.1965
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
Prob. Skpr. 07.01.1939 [WS 2790]
Skpr. 1940?, seniority 07.01.1939
A/Ch.Skpr. 06.01.1944
A/Skpr.Lt. 27.03.1944? (warrant terminated 01.09.1945)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40: Dunkirk 06.40
Skipper, Merchant Navy (Board of Trade Certificate 18368), 24.04.1929.
25.09.1939 - 21.10.1939 HMS Pembroke X (RN Patrol Service base, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft)
29.10.1939 - 02.05.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Pentland Firth (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [tender to HMS Watchful (anti-submarine base, Great Yarmouth)]
03.05.1940 - 30.09.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Hugh Walpole (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (Dunkirk; injured) [tender to HMS Pyramus (anti-submarine base, Orkney), from 28.05.1940 HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)]
01.10.1940 - 12.11.1940 HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service depot, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft) (for disposal)
13.11.1940 - 01.09.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Terje II (ex-Norwegian whaler), renamed HMS Boarhound (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [tender to HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown)]
21.09.1942 - 24.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Southern Star [tender to HMS St Andrew (RN base, Oban)]
25.08.1943 - 01.09.1943 HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service depot, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft) (for disposal)
02.09.1943 - 26.02.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Lindisfarne (minesweeping trawler) [tender to HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull), from 16.09.1943 HMS Paris (trawler depot ship, Plymouth)]
27.02.1944 - 26.03.1944 HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service depot, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft) (for disposal)
27.03.1944 - 06.04.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Lord Stanhope (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [tender to HMS Paris (trawler depot ship, Plymouth), from 01.03.1945 HMS Marshal Soult (trawler base, Portsmouth)]
07.04.1945 - 13.05.1945 HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service depot, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft) (for disposal)
14.05.1945 - ? HMS Baldur (RN base, Iceland)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Johnson,
James
J. Johnson
?
-
1940s ? *

* no trace after 1946
Prob. A/S.Lt.
?
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
11.01.1940
Lt.
07.12.1940
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
29.02.1944
attack on U-boat Western Approaches 28.08.43 [award posted]
30.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS York (cruiser)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
08.10.1942
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Jed (frigate)
03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Verbena (corvette)
(04.1946)


HM LST 416 (landing ship, tank) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Johnson,
Wilfred Norman
W.N. Johnson
Married; one son, one daughter.
18.09.1907
North Shields, Tynemouth, Northumberland
-
03.1985
Tameside district, Greater Manchester
Prob. T/Lt.
29.01.1940
T/Lt.
?, seniority 29.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1966
New Year 66
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Awarded R.H.S. Testimonial on Parchment for risking his life rescuing Seaman Watts of H.M.D. Christmas Rose when ship was blown up (21.11.1940). Watchkeepers Certificate (15.05.1945).
Served in Chinese Customs Service, 1933-1940.
29.01.1940


joined RNR
(04.1940)


no posting listed
01.07.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Nemo (auxiliary patrol base, Brightlingsea)
18.08.1942
-
(05.1945)
HMS Invicta (emergency accomodation ship) (lastly First Lieutenant)
12.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS) (for miscellaneous duties)
15.09.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, LST 3511 (landing ship, tank)
Chief Marine Superintendent of Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. and initiated the world's first roll-on/roll-off service for commercial vehicles in 1948.
Jonassen,
Ragnar
R. Jonassen
19.04.1902
Norway
-
?
T/Lt. (E)
22.07.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E)
< 07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
 
22.07.1940


joined RNR
12.12.1940
-
20.10.1941
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
20.10.1941
-
15.05.1942
HMS Newport (destroyer) [not in the RNR]
15.05.1942


re-entered RNR
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Jones,
Ernest
E. Jones
?
-
03.1963
T/Lt. 12.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [decoration posted]
 
      temporary officer serving under T.124T (rescue tugs) agreement
22.07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (for rescue tugs)
      HMS Mindful (rescue tug)
24.04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for duty with rescue tugs)
Jones,
Gerald Norman
G.N. Jones
30.05.1885
Llanarmon, near Ruthin, North Wales
-
29.05.1958
[Westwinds, Deganwy, North Wales ?]
Cdr.
30.06.1929 (retd 30.05.1935)
Capt. (retd)
30.05.1935
A/Cdre. 2nd cl. (retd)
20.03.1944
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41; ocean convoys

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.02.1945
3 years ocean convoys 41-44
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?

Awarded Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society's silver medal and illuminated address, 1919, for gallantry in saving life at sea.

1902


apprenticed to the sea and sailed from Liverpool on first voyage in the clipper ship, Glenesslin



was second mate and first mate in sailing ships and later joined White Star Line as an officer
1914
-
1919
served on Belgian Coast, Gallipoli, North Sea, and other areas in command of destroyers (DSO)
1930


studied at RN War College, Greenwich
01.1940
-
06.1945
Commodore of Convoys:
20.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
(1945?)
-
(1946?)
HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan)

-
1948
late Master Mariner Cunard White Star Ltd, retired
from sea employment



lectured on naval history before the Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall; Nautical Assessor under the Central Court of Passage, Liverpool; Lecturer on Nautical Subjects and free­lance journalist
Jones,
Herbert Cavendish
H.C. Jones (Photo courtesy of Margaret Pugh)

Son of Edward Lewis Jones, and Hannah Jones.
Married (28.12.1913, All Saints, Stretford, Lancashire) Mabel Rose Vooght.
(06?).1882
Toxteth Park, Lancashire
-
18.04.1943
[age 61]
RN Auxiliary Hospital, Minterne, Dorchester, Dorsetshire (formerly of Norwood, Surrey)
[Portland RN Cemetery, non-conformist portion, grave 732]
T/Boom Engineer 03.09.1939
T/Lt. (E) 01.01.1941
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 18.11.1918 Mesopotamia [to be dated 03.06.18]
(1918)     Lieutenant, Royal Indian Marine & Temporary Captain, Special List (Royal Engineers Inland Waterways Transport) (OBE)
(02.1940) - (03.1940) no appointment listed
15.03.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
(10.1941) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
02.11.1942 - 18.04.1943 Boom Defence Depot Portland [HMS Boscawen]
Jones,
John Treasure
J.T. Jones
(09?).1905
Haverfordwest, Dyfed, Pembrokeshire
-
12.05.1993
Chandler's Ford, Southampton
Lt.
18.08.1929
Lt.Cdr.
18.08.1937
Cdr.
30.06.1943
A/Capt.
1945/46? (reld 1946?)
Mention in Despatches

MID

02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Mention in Despatches MID
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
18.12.1940
-
02.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Sunflower (corvette)
(07.1945)


no posting listed
(1945)


HMS Blenheim (destroyer depot ship), 49th Escort Group
(04.1946)


HMS Sultan
?
-
?
Captain, RMS Queen Mary
?
-
?
Captain, RMS Mauretania
?
-
1967
Captain, RMS Queen Mary
(1968)


Captain, RMS Caronia
Jones,
Peter Morgan
P.M. Jones (Photo courtesy of Mr John Jones)
Married (08.1941); four sons, one daughter.
27.05.1916
Amlwch, Anglesey

-
29.10.1990
Colchester, Essex
Prob. Midsh.
01.04.1935
Midsh.
?, seniority 01.04.1935
A/S.Lt.
27.05.1937
S.Lt.
24.09.1939
Lt.
11.06.1940 (reld from active service 03.03.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
11.06.1948 (retd > 01.1957)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
05.01.1943
attack U-boat Western Approaches 14.10.42
Mention in Despatches MID
09.03.1943
convoy HX217 anti-submarine work 12.42
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
> 04.1946
< 07.1948
?
06.07.1935
-
03.11.1935
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet) (RNR training)
11.06.1939
-
22.07.1939
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (RNR training)
23.07.1939
-
30.07.1939
HMS Leda (minesweeper) (RNR training)
31.07.1939
-
30.06.1940
HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport) *
01.07.1940
-
19.01.1941
HMS Cochrane II (supply & accounting base for tenders, Rosyth)
20.01.1941
-
16.02.1941
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) **
17.02.1941
-
20.05.1941
HMS Seagull (minesweeper)
21.05.1941
-
16.07.1941
HMS Leda (minesweeper)
17.07.1941
-
14.12.1941
HMS Niger (minesweeper)
15.12.1941
-
28.12.1941
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
29.12.1941
-
24.01.1942
HMS Conidaw [based at HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)]
25.01.1942
-
30.01.1942
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
31.01.1942
-
21.02.1942
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)
22.02.1942
-
17.06.1942
HMS Vanquisher (destroyer)
18.06.1942
-
18.03.1943
Navigating Officer, HMS Fame (destroyer)
19.03.1943
-
14.07.1943
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
15.07.1943
-
07.10.1945
Navigating Officer, HMS Khedive (escort carrier) (till 07.09.1943 borne on HMS Asbury (shore etablishment, Asbury Park, USA))
08.10.1945
-
03.03.1946
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
14.05.1950
-
27.05.1950
HMS Tintagel Castle (corvette)
21.11.1950
-
12.12.1950
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
After being demobilised in March 1946 he returned to service with P&O, gaining his Master’s ticket in around 1947. In 1948 he became a Trinity House pilot on the Harwich station and continued there until he retired in 1986, aged 70.

* (04.1940) indexed as HMS Cardiff (cruiser), but not listed as such
** (02.1941) indexed as HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham), but not listed as such
*** date of appointment according to Navy List: 08.08.1943
Jones,
Stanley Edward
S.E. Jones (Photo courtesy of Mr Derek Jones)
Son of James Edward Jones, and Edith Margaret Wood.
Married Christina May Lee; two sons, one daughter.
11.06.1912
Liverpool, West Derby district, Lancashire
-
07.1988
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
Prob. T/S.Lt.
29.01.1940
T/Lt.
29.01.1941 (reld 28.03.1946; medically unfit)
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1941)
 
 
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
01.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Azalea (corvette)
(10.1944)


no appointment listed
26.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (for Naval Control Service duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
 
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