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Beamer,
Donald Tait
D.T. Beamer
Son (with two brothers and one sister)of Charles Henry Beamer (1864-1924), and Martha McAuslin (1872-1938).
Married ((12?).1937, Crosby district, Lancashire) Mary Ellen Ramsey (30.11.1906 - 01.1986), daughter (with five sisters and one brother) of George Ramsey (1858-), and Margret Mcdonald (1870-); two daughters.
03.10.1902
Litherland, West Derby district, Lancashire
-
(06?).1969
Crosby district, Lancashire
T/Lt. 17.02.1940 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Served Merchant Navy (2nd Mate's Certificate, 10.10.1923; 1st Mate's Certificate, 22.02.1927; Masters' Certificate, 06.02.1930).
17.02.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)
02.01.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Jester (armed yacht)
(04.1942) - (04.1943) no appointment listed
20.05.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory)
19.07.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Ryde (anti-aircraft ship)
(02.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Ryde (anti-aircraft ship) *
(04.1945) - (07.1945) [HMS?] Ixion *
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Beard,
Ralph Arnold
R.A. Beard (Photo courtesy of Mr Bernard Gambrill) R.A. Beard (Photo courtesy of Mr Bernard Gambrill)
Son (with one brother) of George Arnold Beard (1882-1949), and Mabel Agatha Moody (1887-1963).
Married (19.01.1939, Stourbridge, Bilston district, Worcestershire) Enid Joan Homer (23.11.1918 - 08.02.1992); three sons, one daughter.
20.06.1916
Stourbridge, Worcestershire
-
07.1990
Liss, Petersfield district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. (A) 24.06.1940
T/Lt. (A) 24.06.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 14.02.1944 (reld 26.01.1946)
Motor salesman. Obtained civil aviator's certificate No. 13514 on 05.01.1936 taken on D.H. Moth Major 130 h.p. at Midland Aero Club, Castle Bromwich.
06?.1940 - 08?.1940 pilot, 780 Squadron FAA [HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)] *
08?.1940 - 09?.1940 pilot, 750 Squadron FAA [HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)]
09.1940 - 31.01.1941 pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
01.02.1941 - 17.05.1942 pilot, 750 Squadron FAA [HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)]
18.05.1942 - 06.07.1943 794 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
18.05.1942 - 03.01.1943 Officer Commanding, Station Flight (Yeovilton)
03.01.1943 - 28.02.1943 Second-in-Command, 794 Squadron FAA (Haldon, Teignmouth)
28.02.1943 - 06.07.1943 Second-in-Command, 794 Squadron FAA (RAF Warmwell)
07.07.1943 - 18.11.1943 Second-in-Command, 794 Squadron FAA [HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Angle/Dale, Pembrokeshire)]
18.11.1943 - 01.12.1943 Second-in-Command, 794 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) (for Charlton Hortthorne)]
01.12.1943 - 13.02.1944 776 Squadron FAA [HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton, Warrington, Lancashire)] (Speke & Woodvale)
[handwritten service record states: C/O 766 [should read 776] Woodvale), which would indicate that he was Commanding Officer of the Woodvale detachment of 776 Squadron FAA ]
14.02.1944 - 20.04.1944 Commanding Officer, 733 Squadron FAA [HMS Bambara (RN Air Station, Trincomalee, Ceylon)]
20.04.1944 - 21.08.1944 Lt.Cdr. Flying, HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo Racecourse, Ceylon)
11.09.1944 - 08.10.1944 HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire) (as Lt.Cdr. Flying, RN Air Section, Evanton)
09.10.1944 - 26.01.1946 Lt.Cdr. Flying, HMS Fieldfare (RN Air Station, Evanton, Ross-shire)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Beardmore,
Walter Thomas John
W.T.J. Beardmore
Son of ... Beardmore, and ... Hughes.

his PQ17 story
03.05.1920
Richmond district, Surrey
-
09.2005
Hounslow district, London
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
14.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.05.1943
action with U-boats & Operation Torch
25.03.1942
-
(06.1944)
Navigating Officer, HMS Poppy (corvette)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
18.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Knaresborough Catle (corvette)
Beart,
Eric Henry
E.H. Beart
(09?).1904
St Marylebone district, Greater London / London
-
28.03.1942

(KIA) [age 37]
[Escoublac-la- Baule War Cemetery, 1.D.12]]
T/Lt.
?
(03.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM ML 267 (motor launch) (killed in action, St. Nazaire raid)
Beauchamp,
Roger Meyrick
R.M. Beauchamp (Photo courtesy of Mr David Walls)
Son of Charles Herbert Beauchamp, and Jane West Merrick.
22.09.1912
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
06.1993

Bristol district, Gloucestershire
T/S.Lt. 26.06.1942
T/Lt. 1944?, seniority 26.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [decoration posted]
Education: Cambridge University (MA).
(08.1942) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
07.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(1945)     Commanding Officer, HM LCT 357 (landing craft, tank) (DSC)
Went into teaching in a private school in Scotland (Carlekemp Preparatory School, North Berwick, East Lothian) after the war.
Beaumont,
Ronald Walton
R.W. Beaumont
Son of ... Beaumont, and ... Walton.
29.12.1920
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
11.1987

Preston and South Ribble district, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. 29.12.1941
T/Lt. 20.05.1944 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
03.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria, Egypt)
15.03.1943 - (12.)1943 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 268 (motor torpedo boat)
19.12.1943 - 30.08.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 260 (motor torpedo boat)
31.08.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 315 (motor torpedo boat)
Beck,
Paul Thomas William
P.T.W. Beck
19.11.1913
-
02.1988
Stafford district, Staffordshire
T/Lt.
05.03.1943
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1945
wind up, Europe 45
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 415 (motor topedo boat)
22.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
Beckerman,
Wilfred
W. Beckerman (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
W. Beckerman, 1944 (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Morris and Mathilda Beckerman (née Pavilotsky).
Married 1st (1952) Nicole Geneviève Ritter (died 1979); one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd (02.1991, Kensington and chelsea district, London) Joanna Pasek; one daughter.
19.05.1925
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
T/Midsh. 19.05.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 19.11.1944
T/S.Lt. 19.05.1945 (reld 09/10.1946)
Education: Ealing County School; Trinity College, Cambridge (MA, PhD); MA, DPhil Oxon.
1943 - 1946 served RNVR:
17.07.1944 - 02.1945 midshipman, HMS Venomous (destroyer)
02.1945 - (05.)1945 HMS Oribi (destroyer)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
1945 - 1945 HMS Burghead Bay (frigate)
(04.1946)     HMS Bulldog (destroyer) *
05.1946 - 09/10.1946 HMS Onslaught (destroyer)
Trinity College, Cambridge, 1946-1950; Lecturer in Economics, University of Nottingham, 1950-1952; OEEC and OECD, Paris, 1952-1961; National Institute of Economic and Social Research, 1962-1963; Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, 1964-1969; Economic Adviser to Pres. of BoT (leave of absence from Balliol), 1967-1969; Professor of Political Economy, University of London, and Head of Dept of Political Economy, UCL, 1969-1975. Member, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, 1970-1973. Member: Executive Committee, NIESR, 1973-; Council, Royal Economic Society, 1990-1993. Elie Halévy Visiting Professor Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, 1977; Resident Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, 1982. Consultant: World Bank; OECD; ILO. Pres., Section F (Economics), BAAS, 1978. Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, 1975-1992, now Emeritus; Reader in Economics, Oxford University, 1978-1992.
Published: The British Economy in 1975 (with associates), 1965; International Comparisons of Real Incomes, 1966; An Introduction to National Income Analysis, 1968; (ed and contrib.) The Labour Government's Economic Record, 1972; In Defence of Economic Growth, 1974; Measures of Leisure, Equality and Welfare, 1978; (ed and contrib.) Slow Growth in Britain: Causes and Consequences, 1979; Poverty and the Impact of Income Maintenance Programmes, 1979; (with S. Clark) Poverty and the Impact of Social Security in Britain since 1961, 1982; (ed and contrib.) Wage Rigidity and Unemployment, 1986; Small is Stupid, 1995; Growth, the Environment and the Distribution of Incomes, 1995; articles in Economic Jl, Economica, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, etc.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bedding,
Arthur John
A.J. Bedding
Son of ... Bedding, and ... Partington.
09.07.1923
Fulham district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
06.2004
Chichester, Sussex
T/S.Lt. (A)
12.01.1945
(07.1945)


808 Squadron FAA *
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Beech,
Samuel James
S.J. Beech
Son (with one brother) of Samuel William Beech (1883-), and Maria Alice Whittaker (1885-1970).
Married ((03?).1932, Bethnal Green district, Middlesex) Doris Annie Raymond (21.07.1908 - 01.1988); ... children (three sons?).
21.01.1906
Bethnal Green, Middlesex
-
02.1992
Southend on Sea district, Essex
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 17.04.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 17.10.1944 (reld 19.04.1946)

* Special Branch officer for scientific duties

      HMS Empire Tide (auxiliary anti-aircraft ship)
(06.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
04.12.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haslemere)
01.03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) (for RMTB [= Royal Marine Training Barracks/Battalion?])
Beeny,
Eric Wallace
E.W. Beeny
Son of ... Beeny, and ... Long.
03.07.1913
Bromley district, London / Kent
-
(09?).1976
London City
T/S.Lt. (A) 12.12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
08.10.1944 - (07.1945) observer, 857 Squadron FAA
Beesley,
James
J. Beesley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Kelsey)
?
-
T/S.Lt. 15.07.1943
05.04.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Bann (frigate)
 
Beesly,
Patrick
P. Beesley
Youngest son of Gerald Beesly, and Helen Chamberlain, of Seacroft, Milford-on-Sea.
Married (01.09.1939, All Saints', Milford-on-Sea, New Forest district, Hampshire) Pamela Mary Wildman, second daughter of W. Stanley Wildman, FRCS, of Rotherham; ... children (two daughters?).

27.06.1913
Bromsgrove district, Hereford and Worcester / Shropshire / Staffordshire
-
16.08.1986
S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 06.1939
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 04.12.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) < 10.1944 (reld 12.1945)
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (US) LM 13.01.1948 tracking U-boats
Education: Oundle School (1927-1930); Trinity College, Cambridge.
      Was appointed to NID 2, the French, Spanish and Low Countries Section. In July 1940 he transferred to the Operations Intelligence Centre (OIC) as Assistant to Lieutenant-Commander (later Vice-Admiral Sir Norman) Denning. There he first specialised in the field of Armed Merchant Raiders, but in 1941 he moved to the critically important Submarine Tracking Room as Deputy to Commander (later Lord Justice) Rodger Winn with whom he remained until the end of the war. After the defeat of Germany he was appointed Staff Officer Intelligence to the Commander-in-Chief, Germany, and served at Flensburg and Minden in the rank of Lieutenant-Commander.
04.12.1939 - (01.)1945 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Published: Very special intelligence : the story of the Admiralty's operational intelligence centre in World War II (1977); Very special admiral : the life of J.H. Godfrey (1980); Room 40 : British naval intelligence 1914-18 (1982).
Beever,
Colin
C. Beever
(12?).1904 ??
district Wortley, West Riding of Yorkshire ??
-
T/Lt.
08.08.1943
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
20.02.1945
minesweeping & enemy human torpedo attack [decoration posted]
06.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 304 (motor launch)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Bell,
Charles Albert
C.A. Bell (Photo courtesy of Bell Family Tree at Ancestry.co.uk)
Son (with one brother) of Charles William Bell (1890-1982), and Johanna Pearson (1890-1945).
Married (26.08.1939, Isleworth, Brentford district, Middlesex) Elsie Ada Morley (01.07.1917 - 04.03.2003), daughter (with one sister) of George Edward Morley (1889-1960), and Ethel Grace Hathaway (1890-1980); one son, two daughters.
28.05.1916
Leicester, Leicestershire
-
21.08.2005
Kirby Grange, Leicestershire
T/Paym.S.Lt. 29.01.1942
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 29.01.1943 (reld 22.08.1946)
(03.1942)     no appointment listed
26.03.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
10.08.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Melampus (RN base, Bathurst, The Gambia)
01.12.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
01.11.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Melampus II (RN base, Dakar, Senegal)
29.06.1945 - (04.)1946 HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth) (for Mechanical Training Establishment)
His daughter writes: "After Dakar, Senegal sent on Arctic convoy to Archangel. One of first into Bergen at liberation."
Bell,
Edward George Anthony
"Tony"
E.G.A. Bell
Son of ... Bell, and ... Bainbridge.
Married Muriel (predeceased him); two sons, one daughter.
(06?).1914
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
03.05.2008
Galsworthy Home
[age 94]
T/A/Lt.
27.10.1939
T/Lt.
27.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 06.1944, < 01.1945 (reld < 04.1945)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42 [investiture 28.07.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
01.05.1938
 
 
joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to London Division RNVR)
27.11.1939
-
(10.1940)
HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich)
15.01.1941
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Etruscan (minesweeping trawler)
24.10.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1081 (motor minesweeper)
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
16.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Epping (minesweeping base, Harwich)
Bell,
George Henry Gordon
G.H.G. Bell
Married (12.07.1934, Surrey North Eastern district) Megan Elizabeth Jenkins (24.04.1911 - 12.2004).
16.12.1910
-
28.02.1998
Mid Surrey district, Surrey
[Saint Peter and Saint Paul Churchyard, Great Missenden]
T/A/S.Lt. * 12.02.1943
T/S.Lt. 12.08.1943
T/A/Lt. 01.05.1945 (reld 01.04.1946)

* An officer who is a confirmed Fighter Directing Officer, and who has qualified as a Night Fighter Directing Officer

(04.1943)     no appointment listed
(06.1943)     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
27.06.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Palomares (fighter direction ship) (for Deputy Fighter Direction Officer and AP duties)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
06.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Stuart Prince (fighter direction ship)
04.12.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) (as a station officer)
13.03.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) (as a station officer)
Actor, businessman, writer, raconteur.
Bell,
Gordon Hamilton
G.H. Bell
Son (with two brothers and one half-brother) of Charles Hugh Bell (1890-1959), and Margaret Harvey Sloan (1896-1978).
Brother of S.Lt. James Black Bell, RNVR.
05.04.1922
Islington district, London
-
12.05.1945
(MPK) [age 23]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 95, column 3]
T/Midsh. 18.12.1941
T/A/S.Lt. 05.04.1942
T/S.Lt. 01.12.1942
T/Lt. 05.10.1944
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
(04.1942)     HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven) *
13.04.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Forte IV (Coastal Forces base, Falmouth) (for motor launches)
04.01.1943 - 04.1944 First Lieutenant, HM MA/SB 36 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Cicala (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth)]
10.04.1944 - (10.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 318 (motor gun boat)
30.10.1944 - 12.05.1945 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 502, in 1945 renamed: HM MGB 2002 (motor gun boat) (ship loss)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bell,
Herbert Henry
H.H. Bell
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.12.1940 (reld > 06.1944 ?)
26.09.1939
-
(06.1944)
Department of Unexploded Bombs [later: Bomb Disposal] [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Bell,
[Sir] Hugh Francis;
4th Baronet
H.F. Bell
Elder son of Rev. Hugh Lowthian Bell (1878-1926), second son of 2nd Baronet, and Frances Helena Morkill.
Succeeded uncle,17.11.1944.
Married 1st (17.10.1947; divorced 1958) Mary Helen Mathieson, daughter of Archibald Mathieson, of London NW.
Married 2nd (11.08.1959) Dr. Mary Howson, MB, ChB (1924? - 18.02.2000), daughter of George Howson; four sons. She remarried (1991) Dominick Stuart Graham.
07.12.1923
Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
-
06.08.1970
Ingleby Cross, Northallerton, Yorkshire
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 03.03.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 03.03.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset.
      indicated as RNVR Special Branch officer undertaking general duties of an executive nature on shore (EX.S)
18.10.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
(04.1946)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bell,
James Black
J.B. Bell
Son (with two brothers and one half-brother) of Charles Hugh Bell (1890-1959), and Margaret Harvey Sloan (1896-1978).
Brother of Lt. Gordon Hamilton Bell, RNVR.
12.05.1918
-
21.06.1940
(MPK) [age 22]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 44, column 2]
T/S.Lt. 18.09.1939
09.10.1939 - 21.06.1940 HMS Cape Howe ("Q" ship; special service vessel) (ship torpedoed & sunk by U-28)
Bell,
John Alan
F.A. Bellairs
?
-
Prob. Paym.S.Lt. 14.03.1932
Paym.Lt. 14.03.1934
Paym.Lt.Cdr. = Lt.Cdr. (S) 14.03.1942
A/Cdr. (S) < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Cdr. (S) 1946?, seniority 31.12.1941 (retd 15.09.1952)
Reserve Decoration RD ? -
14.03.1932     joined RNVR (Mersey Division) (List 2)
26.08.1939 - (04.)1942 HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)
02.06.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
10.05.1943 - (01.)1945 Staff Supply Officer on staff of Flag Officer Carrier Training and Administration [HMS Monck (HQ Combined Training, Largs)]
(07.1945)     HMS Monck (HQ Combined Training, Largs) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bell,
Norman George Burnby
H.H. Bell

Son (with one sister and one brother) of Charles Burnby Bell (1876-1919), and Jessie Trimmer (1876-1965)., of Iver, Buckinghamshire.
Married ((06?).1945, Chelsea district, London) Cecil Anne Kyffin Raymond (née Fortescue)(12.03.1918 - 22.04.2006), daughter of Col. Arthur Fortescue, Indian Army, and Cecil Ester Kyffin Smyth (1894-1972); three sons.
06.07.1912
Burma
-
06.01.1989
Bloxham, Banbury, Oxford district, Oxfordshire
S.Lt. SSRNVR(S) 01.07.1938
Lt. SSRNVR 31.07.1940
T/Lt. 23.05.1942, seniority 31.07.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Haileybury College (1926.3-1931.2); Christ's College, Cambridge (BA 1934, MA 1946).
Employed by Hovis Singapore, 1934-1939.
06.11.1939 - (08.)1940 HMS Tien Kwang (auxiliary patrol vessel)
18.08.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Dauntless (D class cruiser)
08.05.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Pengail (motor launch)
18.06.1942 - 30.08.1943 HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary)
30.08.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for beach duty)
Secretary, Locomotors Ltd., S.W. 1, motor engineers. Retired 1973.
His son writes: "
MRNVR 1940-1942.Singapore RNVR 42-45    RN Commando Unit J  46th and 122nd LCT Flotilla."
Bell,
Peter Roocroft Kenyon
P.R.K. Bell
Youngest son (with one brother) of Guy Kenyon Bell (1887?-1972), and Helen Beatrice Roocroft (1889-1974), of Hilldale, Tring.
Brother of Capt. John Mitchell Kenyon Bell, Royal Signals.
Married (04.09.1947, Parish Church, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Hendon district, Middlesex) Margaret I. Coulson, daughter of H.W. Coulson, MBE.
12.06.1925
Wigan district, Lancashire
-
26.03.2000
North Devon district, Devon
T/Midsh. 24.12.1943
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1945
S.Lt. 06.12.1946, seniority 12.06.1945
Lt. 12.06.1947
Lt.Cdr. 12.06.1955 (retd 27.02.1965; own request)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Naval General Service Medal NavGSM - & clasp Minesweeping 45-51
12.09.1944 - (07.)1945 Third Officer, HM MTB 764 (motor torpedo boat)
08.10.1945 - (04.)1946 HM MTB 2013 (motor torpedo boat)
06.1946     HM MTB 2016 (motor torpedo boat)
06.12.1946     transferred, RN
22.12.1947 - (05.)105- HMS Sursay (trawler)
19.06.1950 - 1950 HMS Resource (depot ship) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
01.07.1950 - 1951 HMS Bellerophon (depot ship)
23.05.1951 - 1951 HMS Reward (fleet tug)
06.09.1951 - (05.)1953 HMS Perseus (aircraft maintenance ship)
07.12.1953 - (04.)1955 on staff of Flag Officer Training Squadron Home Fleet [HMS Theseus (light fleet aircraft carrier)]
12.12.1955 - (01.)1956 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
23.04.1956 - (01.)1957 HMS Bellerophon (depot ship)
07.1957 - 1958 HMS Acute (Algerine class minesweeper)
13.06.1958 - 19.09.1960 First Lieutenant, HMS Caprice (destroyer)
1960 - (07.1961) HMS Royal Arthur (RN Petty Officers' school, Corsham, Wiltshire)
08.02.1963 - (02.1964) First Lieutenant, 1st Submarine Squadron [Fort Blockhouse, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
Bell,
Robert Graham
R.G. Bell
?
-
?
T/A/S.Lt. 12.04.1940
T/S.Lt. 12.03.1941
T/Lt. 12.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC

30.05.1944

Operation Antidote (minesweeping Galita to Sousse, Tunisia 05.43) [investiture 07.11.44]
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings 09.43)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
04.05.1940 - (06.)1940 HMS Letitia (armed merchant cruiser)
(08.1940)     no appointment listed
(12.1940) - (12.1941) HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
25.12.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (for special service)
16.06.1942 - (04.)1944 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for 3rd Motor Launch Flotilla)
 (05.1943) - (09.1943) Commanding Officer, HM ML 121 (motor launch) (DSC, despatches)
24.04.1944 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM ML 905 (motor launch)
08.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM ML 107 (motor launch)
(10.1945)     HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bell,
[Sir] Ronald McMillan
R.M. Bell R.M. Bell

Younger son of John Bell (1869-1950), and Marion Alston McCallum (1880-1957), of Cardiff.
Married (06.1954, Westminster, London) Elizabeth Audrey Gossell, eldest daughter of Kenneth Gossell, MC, of Burwash, Sussex; two sons, two daughters.

14.04.1914
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
-
27.02.1982
Westminster, London
Prob. S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 08.05.1939
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 14.08.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 12.1943, < 02.1944 (demobilized > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

* Special Branch Officer who is employed on meteorological duties

Kt 1980; QC 1966

Education: Cardiff High School; Magdalen College, Oxford (Demy). BA 1936; MA 1941.
Secretary and Treasurer, Oxford Union Society, 1935. President, Oxford University Conservative Association, 1935. Called to Bar, Gray's Inn, 1938; practised in London and on South-Eastern circuit.
08.05.1939     joined RNVR (London Division) (List 2)
25.10.1939 - (10.)1940 HMS Albatross (repair ship)
(12.1940) - (02.1941) no appointment listed
13.03.1941 - (04.)1941 HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall)
25.04.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
(08.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon) *
01.10.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
13.08.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Hornbill (RN Air Station, Culham, Abingdon) (for RN Air Station Halesworth)
Member of Parliament (MP) (C) for Newport (Monmouth), May-July 1945. Contested Caerphilly Division of Glamorgan at by-election 1939, Newport, Monmouth, July 1945. MP (C) South Buckinghamshire, 1950-74, Beaconsfield, 1974-1982. Member Paddington Borough Council, 1947-49. Member, Select Committee on European Legislation, 1974-1982. Member Court, University of Reading, 1975-1982
Published: Crown Proceedings, 1948.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bellairs,
Frank Alfred
F.A. Bellairs

Son of John and Emma Bellairs; husband of Mildred Ethel Bellairs, of Lee, London.
(06?).1899
St Olave Southwark district. London / Surrey
-

09.06.1942
(KIA) [age 43]
[Beirut War Cemetery, 1.K.7]
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
?
-
09.06.1942
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)
Bellis,
Nigel Leslie
N.L. Bellis

Son of ... Bellis, and ... Leigh.
17.03.1919
Leicester district, Leicestershire
-
03.2000

Haverfordwest, Dyfed
T/S.Lt. 04.10.1940
T/Lt. 04.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(02.1941) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
(08.1942)     British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship  Chasseur 10 [Dieppe operation]
(12.1942) - (08.)1943 British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Audierne" *
1943 - (12.1943) British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Bayonne" (chasseur) *
(02.1944) - (10.1944) British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Malin" *
(1944?)     British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Le Terrible" (destroyer)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Benbrook,
Alexander George Jameson *
A.G.J. Benbrook
Married (1931?) Isobel Maud (née ...).
Lived at Dulwich, London (1939).
* Used as last name in later life: Jameson-Benbrook.
05.09.1902
-
01.01.1960

Arundel, Worthing district, Sussex
T/Lt. 31.05.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn 26.08.1947 liaison in Norwegian ships Draug & Glaisdale
Assistant District Officer, London County Council (1939).
31.05.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Beaver (RN base, Humber)
(02.1941)     HMS Radiant *
21.09.1941 - (12.1943) HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa Flow)
      British Naval Liaison Officer, Norwegian ship "Draug" (torpedo boat)
      British Naval Liaison Officer, Norwegian ship "Glaisdale" (escort destroyer)
09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Amzari (RN landing craft base, Vizagatapam, India)
Bookseller.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bengtsson,
Per Edward Lennart
P.E.L. Bengtsson
Son (with two brothes) of Bror Adolf Tritiof Bengtsson (1880-1964), and Annie E. Crowhurst (1880-).
Married ((09?).1938, Southampton district, Hampshire) Margaret Ruth Ferraby (15.03.1914 - 01.2002); two sons, one daughter.
(12?).1910
Hull, Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
19.04.1958
Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Poole district, Dorset
T/S.Lt. 01.11.1940
T/Lt. 01.02.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
15.01.1941 - (02.)1941 HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)
14.02.1941 - (12.)1941 HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) (for service at Poole)
12.1941 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Roger Robert (armed patrol vessel)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Foula (minesweeping trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bennett,
Anthony Vilat Waters
A.V.W. Bennett
Son of ... Bennett, and ... Waters.
Married ((06?).1943, Kensington district, Middlesex) ... Smith.
(12?).1919
Weymouth district, Wiltshire
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.07.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.01.1944
20.10.1941
-
(02.)1943
base radar officer, HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
15.04.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven)
15.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Black Bat ( Coastal Forces base, No. 13 wharf, Devonport)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) **
* initially shown as "for Y Coy. R.M. Aux.Bd."
** indexed, but not listed as such
Bennett,
Bayford Donald Patrick
B.D.P. Bennett
Married ((03?).1940, Bournemouth district, Dorset) Rosamond S. Morgan.
27.01.1915
-

(12?).1975
New Forest district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt.
13.12.1940
T/Lt.
13.12.1941 (reld < 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID
20.04.1943
HMS Jasper, ship torpedoed and sunk 01.12.1942



qualified for anti-submarine duties
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
04.02.1941
-

(06.1944)

HMS Abelia (corvette)
[apparently aboard HMS Jasper (anti-submarine trawler) when sunk in the English Channel)]
(1944?)
-
(1944/45?)
HMS Loch Killin (frigate)
(1944/45?)
-
(1945?)
HMS Lioness (Algerine class minesweeper)
25.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon) (for miscellaneous duties)
(1945?)


HMS Louis (frigate)
Bennett,
Derrick Kyrle
D.K. Bennett

Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Edward Osborne Bennett (1883-1944), and Aimée Annie Patten Collins Sherlock (1882-1969).
Married ((09?).1943, Cardiff district, Glamorgan) Kate Williams (née Farmer); ... children (one son?).
27.07.1914
Hartlepool, Durham
-
12.08.2011
hospital
T/S.Lt. 16.10.1939
T/Lt. 16.10.1940 (reld 01.03.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC

01.01.1943

New Year 43 [investiture 01.05.45]
12.11.1939 - (12.1940) HMS Beauly (decoy ship)
01.01.1941 - 12.06.1944 HMS Preston North End (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (from early 1943 Commanding Officer) (DSC)
26.06.1944 - (10.1945) Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Bennett,
Ernest John
"Jack" / "Wiggy"
E.J. Bennett (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Bennett)
Son of ... Bennett, and ... Lowe.
Married; ... children (one son?).
10.04.1914
St Pancras district, Greater London / London
-
19.02.1970
T/A/S.Lt.
16.06.1944
T/S.Lt.
16.12.1944
T/Lt.
27.01.1947, seniority 16.12.1946
Lt. RN
1946/47?, seniority 16.12.1946 (emgcy 10.03.1952)
Lt.Cdr. RN (emgcy)
14.02.1955, seniority 16.12.1954 (reld 08.1955)
Constable, London Metropolitan Police.
late 1943


HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
09.09.1944
-
03.1945
HMS Queen of Kent (paddle minesweeper) (as Watchkeeping, CB & Corres Officer)
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Aristocrat (paddle minesweeper) *
?
-
03.1946
HMS Aristocrat (paddle minesweeper) (as Watchkeeping Officer)
05.1946
-
07.1948
First Lieutenant, HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda)
1948
-
11.1948
HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship, Reserve Fleet, Harwich) (Assistant to Commanding Officer Extended Reserve Group & OOD HMS Tyne)
20.01.1949
-
05.1949
HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship) (Assistant to Commanding Officer Extended Reserve Group)
05.1949
-
09.1951
HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship) (as First Lieutenant Dodman T Group)
1951
-
03.1952
Commanding Officer, HM ML 2586 (motor launch)
07.02.1953
-
01.03.1954
First Lieutenant, HMNZS Tui (minesweeper) **
01.03.1954
-
08.1955
Divisional Officer, HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)
Remained in New Zealand. Organisational/Stewardship assistant to the Bishop of Aotearoa (NZ).
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (05.1953) indexed under HMS Philomel, but not listed as such
Bennett,
Ernest Samuel
E.S. Bennett
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Rupert Wellesley Bennett (1886-1952), and Ella May Lancaster (1889-1967).
Married (1937) Elizabeth Jane Rickley (1917 - 1998); three sons.

 
11.05.1911
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
05.10.1971
Banstead, Surrey
T/S.Lt. 01.01.1940
T/Lt. 01.04.1940 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(06.1940)     no appointment listed
27.06.1940 - (08.)1940 HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
11.1940 - 20.12.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Ophelia (minesweeping trawler)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
03.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Baffin (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
(06.1943)     HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn) *
07.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Canada (RN base, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS) (for miscellaneous duties)
01.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Lightfoot (minesweeper)
(06.1944) - (10.1944) HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS) *
21.11.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Lysander (minesweeper)
18.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Combatant (minesweeper)
Bennett,
Gordon
G. Bennett
From Lockerley, Hampshire.
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 12.07.1941
T/Lt. (A) 12.07.1942 (reld 1945/46)
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 06.1945

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC

05.12.1944

passage convoys JW59 & RA59M [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 20.06.1944 2 attacks on U-boats 04.44
Metallurgist and representative for an alloy steel firm of Sheffield.
1940     training at HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
?     HMS St Vincent (training establishment, Gosport) (initially training for telegraphist/air-gunner, later for pilot)
?     flying training, Elmdon Airport
?     advanced flying training, Kingston, Ont. (Canada)
?     promotion course, RN College, Greenwich
?     torpedo school, Crail
05.01.1942 - (10.1944) pilot, 825 Squadron [18.12.1943 to 07.09.1944 at HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
28.06.1945 - 29.10.1945 Commanding Officer, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus)]
Bennett,
Leslie
L. Bennett
?
-
Electrical rating ? 1939?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 31.12.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 31.12.1942 (reld 14.04.1946)

* Special Branch officer for scientific duties

(02.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Mercury II (Admiralty experimental signal establishment, Haslemere) *
01.11.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties [worked on fleet radar equipment])
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bennett,
Morris
M. Bennett
?
-
15.07.1975
T/Sg.Lt. (D) 06.08.1942
Sg.Lt. (D) 19.01.1953, seniority 05.05.1948
Sg.Lt.Cdr. (D) 23.02.1954, seniority 12.07.1953
Sg.Cdr. (D) 31.12.1959
Sg.Capt. (D) 30.06.1965 (retd 30.06.1968)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 16.08.1963 -
Education: BA, LDS, RCS Edin 15.04.1942.
06.08.1942 - (10.)1942 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
12.10.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich)
14.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Flycatcher (for Mobile Naval Air Bases)
(04.1946)     HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier) *
19.01.1953     Permanent RNVR (Ulster Division), from 1958 RNR
01.01.1968 - 01.07.1968 Honorary Dental Surgeon to HM The Queen
Dentist, Castle Chambers, Lisburn, Co. Antrim.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bennett,
Norman Harold
N.H. Bennett
?
-
T/Lt. 23.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1942, < 02.1943 (reld 10.10.1945)
23.10.1939 - 06.1940 HMS Chico (echo sounding yacht)
05.06.1940 - 02.1941 HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
28.02.1941 - 06.1943 staff, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
07.06.1943 - 10.1945 HMS Dipper (RN Air Station, Henstridge, Somerset)
Bennett,
Samuel Brittain
"Tim"
S.B. Bennett (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Erskine) S.B. Bennett (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Erskine)
Son of Samuel Robert and Gertrude Bennett, of Leatherhead, Surrey.
25.05.1918
-

20.04.1942
(KIA) [age 23]
[Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Cemetery, section 25, grave 506]
Prob. Midsh.
01.07.1936
A/S.Lt.
18.08.1938
S.Lt.
18.08.1939
Lt.
18.02.1941

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
05.05.1942
action against E-boats 15.03.42 [decoration presented to next-of-kin]
Trained as an architect (Scholar of Winchester College). M.R.I.B.A. Editor of Focus.
01.07.1936


joined RNVR, London Division
14.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Cornelian (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
13.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HM MASB 47 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)]
15.05.1941
-
20.04.1942
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 87 (motor gun boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)]
Bennett,
William Donald
W.D. Bennett
?
-
Prob. T/Midsh. (Sp.Br.) 05.06.1944
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 11.12.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 11.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
19.12.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Duke of York (battleship)
03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Newfoundland (cruiser) (for radar duties)
Bennett,
William Norman
W.N. Bennett
?
-
T/Lt.
17.07.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 07.1945, < 04.1946
George Medal GM
16.06.1942
mine disposal [investiture 22.09.42]
01.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Bee (Coastal Forces base, Weymouth)
> 07.1945
-
(04.1946)
Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Bennett,
William Reginald Cambrai
"Bill"

W.R.C. Bennett

Married Eddie ... ; one daughter, one son.
(12?).1918
Plymouth district, Devonshire
-
01.2014
[age 95]
... ...
T/Lt. 13.09.1943
Lt.Cdr. RN 13.09.1951 (retd)
Hon. Cdr. RN ?
... - ... ...
04.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Tyne
... - ... ...
Bennett de Barnesfold Peters,
Lynn Haydn
see: Peters,
Lynn Haydn
 
Bennett-Levy,
Richard Angelo
E.W. Berry
Only son of Dr Leonard Angelo Levy (1885-1971), and Annie S. Samson, of St John's Wood, London NW8.
Changed surname by deed poll of 05.12.1935 from Levy to Bennett-Levy.
Married (21.12.1939, Kensington district, London) Valerie Moreton Sinauer (23.02.1917 - ), second daughter of Lt.Col. Esmond Moreton Sinauer (1885-1946), and Gwendoline Osborne Nathan (1890-1968), of London W14; one daughter, two sons.

05.12.1914
Willesden district, London
-
08.09.1999
Haslemere, Alton district, Hampshire
Prob. S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 26.01.1939
S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.01.1940
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 10.08.1940
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 10.08.1948 (retd 02.02.1954)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 02.08.1951 -

* Special Branch officer employed on meteorological duties

Education: Clare College, Cambridge University (MA 1940, BA 1936).
26.01.1939     joined RNVR (London Division, List 2)
25.10.1939 - (12.)1939 HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)
11.12.1939 - (10.)1940 HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)
05.11.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
19.08.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Duke of York (battleship)
(06.1942)     Naval Meteorological Branch, Admiralty [HMS President] *
03.06.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)
09.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Unicorn (aircraft repair & supply ship)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
(04.1943) - (08.1943) HMS Unicorn (aircraft repair & supply ship) *
16.11.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Unicorn (aircraft repair & supply ship)
04.1944 - (01.)1945 Staff Meteorological Officer on staff of Flag Officer Eastern Mediterranean [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Director, Potter & Clarke, Ltd., Barking, Essex (1960s).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Benning,
Albert Henry
A.H. Benning (Photo courtesy of Jamie Benning)
Son of Edward Ernest Benning (1896-...), and Lilian Charlotte Blackman (1893-...).
Married Evelyn Violet Shepherd (born 1920), daughter of Edwin Shepherd and Annie Cecilia Douse; one daughter, two sons.
31.10.1918
Cuxton, Strood district, Kent
-
14.12.2008
T/S.Lt.
02.10.1942
T/Lt.
31.10.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(1941?)
-
(1942?)
HMS Harrier (Halcyon class minesweeper)
01.11.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Queenborough (Halcyon class minesweeper)
03.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall)
Benson,
Gerald Edward Meade
G.E.M. Benson
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Rev. Edward Ernest McGowan Benson (1871-1935), and May Meade (1884-1967), later of Market Lavington, Wiltshire.
Married (07.1938, Honiton district, Devon) Stella Gabrielle Mary Hollis (05.01.1914 - 03.09.1993), younger daughter of the Rev. A.H. Hollis, of Beer, South Devon; two sons, three daughters.
04.06.1906
Exeter district, Devon
-
03.10.1982
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Prob. Sg.Lt. 04.08.1933
Sg.Lt. 17.06.1935, seniority 04.08.1933
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 04.08.1939 (demobilized < 04.1946) (retd 04.06.1951)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 03.03.1948 -
Education: Keble College, University of Oxford & St Thomas's Hospital; MB, ChB, 17.07.1933; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond ,1933; BA (Oxon), MA.
04.08.1933     joined RNVR (London Division) (List 2)
(12.1939) - (06.1940) HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
08.07.1940 - (08.)1940 RN Barracks Devonport [HMS Drake]
14.08.1940 - (08.)1942 HMS Coventry (cruiser)
14.09.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
07.12.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Arethusa (cruiser)
03.06.1943 - (04.)1945 HM Dockyard Devonport [HMS Drake] & as Certifying Factory Surgeon
14.04.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for special service)
23.08.1945 - (10.1945) RN Sick Quarters Messina [HMS Hamilcar]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Benson,
John Cecil
J.C. Benson (Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Clark)
04.05.1908
Chesterfield district, Derbyshire
-
12.1990
Rushcliffe district, Nottinghamshire
Midsh.
04.03.1926
S.Lt.
04.05.1929
Lt.
04.05.1931
Lt.Cdr.
04.05.1939
A/Cdr.
14.10.1943?
Cdr.
31.12.1944 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 31.12.1952)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
06.06.1941
minesweeping operations QZX314 [investiture 18.07.1941]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
03.04.1945
minesweeping Holland & Antwerp 09-11.44 [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
New Year 43 
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
17.09.1943
-
1926?


joined RNVR (Clyde Division, later Mersey Division, List 2, later Humber Division, List 2)
06.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
08.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Darthema (minesweeping trawler)
26.08.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Bramble (Halcyon class minesweeper)
14.10.1943
-
(10.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Lyme Regis (Bangor class minesweeper) & as 2nd Senior Officer, 15th Minesweeping Flotilla
14.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Epping (minesweepers base, Harwich)
Benson,
Joseph Maxwell Robertson
J.M.R. Benson
08.12.1916
Glasgow, Scotland
-
16.08.2007
Bearsden, nr Glasgow, Scotland
T/S.Lt. 22.11.1939
T/Lt. 08.12.1941 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
14.10.1938     enrolled, Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to Clyde Division RNVR)
22.11.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Seafarer
15.06.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Heliopolis (armed yacht)
04.01.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown) (for miscellaneous duties)
21.08.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Malcolm (destroyer) (for anti-submarine duties)
14.08.1944 - (01.)1945 Port Anti-Submarine Officer and for duty with Rosyth Escort Force, HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
28.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown) (for miscellaneous duties)
Bentley,
James Peter
J.P. Bentley (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
?
-
... ...
T/Lt. 24.07.1944
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
... - ... ...
19.06.1944 - (01.1945) Accounts Officer, HMS Cassandra (destroyer) (despatches)
... - ... ...
Bentley-Buckle,
Noel William
"Box"
P.J. Berntsen
Son (with three sisters) of Arthur William Bentley Buckle (1860-1923), and Mary Eliza Bunbury (1861-1936).
Married 1st ((06?).1911, Liverpool, Lancashire) Mary Josephine Rankin (24.02.1885 - 22.10.1938), daughter of Richard Rankin (1850-1920), and Emily Stanley Copeland (1859-1922); one daughter, one son [Lt.Cdr. Anthony William Bentley-Buckle, RN].
Married 2nd ((03?).1948, Westminster district, London) Dorothy Celia Timms (02.11.1913 - 1996).
26.12.1899
Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland
-
09.06.1974
Mahé, Seychelles (formerly of Mombasa, Kenya)
T/Paym.Lt. 07.12.1939
T/Lt. 1941?, seniority 07.12.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1940, < 02.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Tea planter, Ceylon.
07.09.1939 - (07.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (from about 1942/43 for Sea Transport Duties at Colombo)
 
Berntsen,
Peder James
P.J. Berntsen
Perhaps same as:
Peder James G C P Berntsen
13.02.1906
-
(09?).1973 Brighton district, Sussex
?
-
 
T/A/Lt. 20.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn 26.08.1947 liaison in Norwegian ships Sleipner & Draug
      British Naval Liaison Officer, Norwegian ship "Sleipner" (torpedo boat)
      British Naval Liaison Officer, Norwegian ship "Draug" (torpedo boat)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
06.06.1945 - ? British Naval Liaison Officer, Norwegian ship "Acanthus" (covette)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Berry,
Edward George le Gassick
E.G. le G. Berry (Photo courtesy of Mr Ed Wilson)
Son of ... Berry, and ... Arundel.
Married ((06?).1935, Surrey Mid Eastern district) Constance Elizabeth Finn (04.02.1913 - 11.1994); one daughter.
Residence: (1944) Claygate, Surrey.
30.05.1911
West Ham district, Essex / Greater London
-
08.1991
Worthing district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt.
27.06.1940
T/Lt.
30.05.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
19.12.1951, seniority 30.05.1947 (retd 31.10.1963)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [investiture 23.05.44]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
Pacific Star Pac St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Cor M 1953 -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 1958 -
13.08.1940
-
10.1944
HMS Sapphire (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (from about 1942 as Commanding Officer)
10.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Diligence (aircraft depot & repair ship)
19.12.1951
 
 
transferred to List II of Permanent RNVR (later RNR)
Berry,
Edward William Severs
E.W. Berry
Son of Noel William Berry, and Beatrice Mary Francis, of Alverstoke, Hampshire.
(06?).1920
Bridgnorth district, Shropshire
-
08.05.1943
(air crash) [age 23]
[Newport (Island) Cemetery, Rhode Island, NY, USA, Navy Sec. Plots 172-177. Grave 15]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
01.04.1943
-
08.05.1943
pilot, 738 Squadron FAA [HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, USA)]
Berry,
John William Henry
"Jack"
J.W.H. Berry
Son of John Berry, and ... Southwell, of Southampton.
21.06.1916
Southampton, Hampshire
-
04.1999
Southend on Sea district, Essex
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
01.09.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1994
?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
& clasp France & Germany
Britih War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Conornation Medla 1953 CorM 53
-
-
Franco-British Cross of Honour CoH
-
-
Citizen of Honor of Coleville-Montgomery (France) in 1993.
Civil servant.
31.07.1941


HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(1941?)
-
(1945?)
borne on HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) & HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)



HM LCT 2307 (landing craft, tank)
03.08.1943
-
?
First Lieutenant, HM LCT 2037 (landing craft, tank) [HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)]



HM LCI(S) 505 (landing craft, infantry (small))
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM LCI(S) 523 (landing craft, infantry (small)) (Normandy)
18.09.1944
 
 
Astral Navigation Course, Troon [HMS Dinosaur]
24.10.1944


Commanding Officer, HM LCI(L) 310 (landing craft, infantry (large))
Berry,
William Jack
W.J. Berry
13.02.1910 ?
East Ashford district, Kent ?
-
10.1986 ?
Ashford district, Kent ?
T/S.Lt.
?
T/A/Lt.
01.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
02.08.1942
-
(07.1945)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing craft, tank)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Berthon,
Paul Alfred
P.A. Berthon (© Photo: Peter Scott, "The battle of the narrow seas")
Son of ... Berthon, and ... Black.
Married ((09?).1944, Eastbourne district, Sussex) Pamela Mary Philippa Corballis (died 23.02.2010, aged 91); ... children.
18.05.1914
Beverley district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
25.06.2005
North Devon district, Devon
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
15.03.1941

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
20.01.1942
action with enemy 27.11.41
Mention in Despatches MID
23.01.1941
sinking of Santos 13.11.40
(11.1940)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 31 (motor torpedo boat)
(11.1941)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 219 (motor torpedo boat)
(1945)


HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
Best,
John Roff Finlay
J.R.F. Best

From Cranleigh.
Married ((06?).1937, Westminster district, London) ... Kean.
1912 ?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
12.07.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
10.09.1944
coastal actions 23.03 & 23.05.44
Mention in Despatches MID
05.05.1942
action E-boats 15.03.42
Mention in Despatches MID
15.09.1942
engagement with convoy & escort 01.07.42
(03.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM MGB 91 (motor gun boat)
(07.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM MGB 83 (motor gun boat)
(03.1944)
-
05.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 698 (motor torpedo boat)
14.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Bee
Best,
Wilfrid
W. Best
(03?).1912 ?
Croydon district, London ?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1943?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 27.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
      Special Branch officer employed on staff, etc. duties ashore, but has not received any training of an executive nature:
09.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for duty in Barracks, Bombay)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Bethune-Williams,
Denis Eustace
D.E. Bethune-Williams
?
-
25.01.1942
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 66,1]
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
29.09.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
04.01.1941, seniority 29.12.1940
26.09.1940
-
(02.1941)
Department of Unexploded Bombs [HMS President] (for duty inside Admiralty)
?
-
25.01.1942
HMCS Bytown (RCN HQ, Ottawa, Ont.)
Betts,
Michael William Peto
G.R.C. Berry
(06?).1923
Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
31.01.2007
Isle of Wight
T/S.Lt. (A)
03.03.1944
Lt. RN
03.03.1946
Lt.Cdr. RN
03.03.1954 (retd)
(07.1945)


HMS Drake *



transferred to RN
...
-
...
...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bevan,
Christopher Martin

C.M. Bevan
Son of ... Bevan, and ... MacKenzie.
Married (1948) Patricia C. Bedford; one son, three daughters.
22.01.1923
Kensington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
13.04.2008
[London?]
Ord.Sea.
1942
T/S.Lt.
07.11.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.05.1945
Lt. (L)
1946?, seniority 04.07.1944
...
...
R.Adm. RN
07.07.1976 (retd 1978)
1941


Trooper in Canterbury Yeoman Cavalry (NZ Mounted Rifles)
1942


joined RN as Ord. Seaman



served remainder of 1939-1945 war, Mediterranean and N Atlantic
01.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)



transferred to RN
...
-
...
...
Bevan,
Robert Alexander Polhill
"Bobby"
R.A.P. Bevan (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Baty)
Son of late Robert Polhill Bevan (1865-1925), painter, and late Stanislawa, daughter of Alexander de Karlowski.
Married (1946) Natalie, daughter of Court Denny.
15.03.1901
Cuckfield district, Sussex / West Sussex
-
20.12.1974
Colchester, Essex
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
30.07.1940
T/A/Capt.
1944? (reld < 04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
08.06.1963
HM's birthday 63: Chairman S.H. Benson
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
11.03.1941
for enterprise and devotion to duty as Liaison Officer to the French
Education: Westminster (King's Scholar); Christ Church, Oxford (Scholar)
Joined S.H. Benson Ltd (advertising agents), 1923.
1940


Director of General Production, Ministry of Information
1940
-
1945
served RNVR:
(1940/41?)


Liaison Officer to the Free French Ship "Commandant Domine"
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
1944
-
1945
Deputy Chief of Naval Information, Washington *
Chairman, S.H. Benson Ltd, 1954-1964. UK representative on UN Committee on Public Information, 1958. Member: Advisory Council on Middle East Trade, 1958-1963; Export Publicity Council, 1959-1963; National Advisory Council on Art Education, 1960-1964; Advertising Standards Authority, 1962-1966. FIPA (Pres., 1961).

* (07.1945)  indexed as DCNI, but not listed under the Department of the Chief of Naval Information
Beveridge,
John Cron
J.C. Beveridge
Son of James & Frances Cron Beveridge.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
20.07.1919
Harbor Grace, Newfoundland
-
07.02.1996
Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
T/Sg.Lt. 11.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: University of Glasgow (MB, ChB 26.10.1942).
04.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
25.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich)
Bevis *,
Charles Gordon Scott
C.G.S. Bevis
Son of Charles Thomas Bevis (1881-1919), and Gertrude Enid Scott (1890-).
Married ((12?).1948, Gosport district, Hampshire) Joan M. "Bunny" Piddocke; two sons, one daughter.
* Also used as: C.G. Scott-Bevis.
10.02.1915
York district, Yorkshire
-
31.10.2010
Modbury, Devon
Prob. T/S.Lt. 08.03.1940
T/A/Lt. 31.08.1940
T/Lt. 11.1942, seniority 31.08.1940
Lt. RN ?, seniority 31.08.1940
Lt.Cdr. RN 31.08.1948  (emgcy 01.11.1951) (reld 07.05.1956)
F/Lt. RAF 07.05.1956 [504811] (retd 30.09.1967; own request)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
17.04.1940 - (12.1940) RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(05.1940)     4 Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion ... (Boulogne)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
(04.1941) - (06.1941) HMS Southdown (destroyer) *
14.07.1941 - (10.)1943 HMS Southdown (destroyer)
01.11.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Terpsichore (destroyer)
(04.1946)     HMS Terpsichore (destroyer) *
16.12.1947 - (05.)1950 HMS Resource
01.07.1950 - (05.)1951 HMS Bellerophon
07.05.1956     commissioned, RAF (Marine Branch) [short service commission]
01.12.1958     permanent commission, Supplementary List
Beynon,
William
"Bill"
W. Beynon
Married Patricia (née ...) (predeceased him).
?
-
03.12.2007
[Easthampstead Park Crematorium]
T/S.Lt.
18.09.1941
T/Lt.
18.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
29.08.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
20.10.1942
attack on convoy 17.08.42
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1943
action 19.10.43
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.01.1942
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 43 (motor torpedo boat)
11.10.1943
-
(10.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 682 (motor torpedo boat)
18.10.1944
-
(01.)1945
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 741 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Bibby,
Raymond Austin
R.A. Bibby
(03?).1920 ??
Epsom district, Surrey ??
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
28.08.1942
T/Lt.
07.01.1945
01.10.1944
-
(1945?)
HMS Puffin (sloop)
30.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Rother (frigate)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Bibby,
Robert Edgar
R.E. Bibby
Married Gillian Marigold (widow of Lt. C.W.R. Peever, RN); two daughters.
29.05.1913
-
01.1991
Lancaster district, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. (A)
08.09.1939
T/Lt. (A)
08.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 07.1945

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
20.01.1942
Mediterranean flights
Mention in Despatches MID
29.07.1941
Battle of Cape Matapan 03.41
Learned to fly before joining the RNVR.
(04.1940)


Fleet Air Arm [possibly at HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
?
-
?
pilot, 781 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
24.11.1940
-
(03.1941)
pilot, 819 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean)
06.1941
-
12.1941
830 Squadron [HMS St Angelo (for RN Air Station, Hal Far, Malta)]
[(01.1944)


Commanding Officer, 835 Squadron FAA ?]
12.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, 787 Squadron FAA [HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton Warrington, Lancashire)]
Bickerton,
Frank Donald
F.D. Bickerton (Photo courtesy of Mr David Bickerton)
Son of Frank McDowell Bickerton (1889-1972), and Alice Ann Hibbert (1887-1965), of Liverpool.
Married (14.07.1945, Penzance, Cornwall) Cpl. Linda Ruby Russell, WAAF (22.05.1920 - 31.05.2009), daughter of Stanley Russell (1885-1951), and Linda Cheverton (1886-1978), of Totland Bay, Isle of Wight; two sons.
22.06.1917
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
12.04.2008
Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
Ord.Sea. 26.06.1940 [JX 203168]
T/S.Lt. 11.09.1941
T/Lt. 11.09.1942 (reld 28.12.1945)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 65: Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Transport
Education: Liverpool Collegiate School.
Entered Clerical Class, Ministry of Health, Public Relations Division, 08.1935-1940.
26.06.1940 - 02.09.1940 HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall)
03.09.1940 - 28.10.1940 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
29.10.1940 - 09.05.1941 HMS Mauritius (cruiser) [until 13.12.1940 tender to HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)]
10.05.1941 - 04.07.1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
05.07.1941 - 10.09.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
03.11.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
07.1942 - 09.1942 HM ML 280 (motor launch) *
07.10.1942 - 31.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HM ML 338 (motor launch)
[involved in the invasions of Algiers, Sicily and Italy and South France and based in Gibraltar, Algiers, Malta, Leghorn and Ischia in 25th & 3rd ML Flotillas]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Ministry of National Insurance (later Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance), 1946-1961: initially Assistant Press Officer and in charge of Information Division, 1952-1961; Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Transport, 1961-1968;
Controller (Home), Central Office of Information, 1968-1971.Director General, Central Office of Information, and Head of Government Information Service, 1971-1974.
* from external source; the Navy List has no appointment for this period
Biddle,
Robert Henry
R.H. Biddle
?
-
1993
T/S.Lt. 15.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Biddlecombe,
Lewis Gordon
L.G. Biddlecombe
Son (with one brother) of Albert Francis Biddlecombe (1887-1961), and Katherine Whitton Box (1887-1965).
Married ((12?).1942, Surrey North Eastern district) Enid Mary Jenkins (10.04.1920 - 25.10.2006), daughter of Arthur Jenkins, and Alice Stilwell; one daughter, one son.
30.04.1921
Brentford district, Hertfordshire / Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire / Middlesex
-
02.1997
Petersfield district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. 31.07.1942
T/Lt. 31.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
      HMS Carnation (corvette)
03.11.1942 - (02.)1943 HM ML 2048 (motor launch) [based at HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
19.04.1943 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HM ML 273 (motor launch)
(07.1945)     HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
21.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bielski,
Anthony Edward
R.H. Billany
Youngest son (with one brother) of Charles Bielski (1875-1957), and Muriel Helen Seaholme (1891-1975).
Married (30.11.1955, Cardiff district, Glamorganshire) Alison Joy Prosser (24.11.1925 - ), poet, writer & lecturer, formerly married (1948) to Dennis Ford Treverton Jones (1914-1950) [with one son], daughter of Ronald Morris Prosser, and Hilda Florence Mugford; one daughter.
21.10.1925
Cardiff district, Glamorganshire
-
06.1983
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
T/Midsh. 30.09.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 20.05.1945
T/S.Lt. 20.11.1945
S.Lt. 19.09.1947, seniority 20.11.1945
Lt. 20.05.1948
Lt.Cdr. 20.05.1956 (retd 01.07.1973)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 12.01.1971 -
30.09.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for beach duty) [served in Burma]
19.09.1947     transferred to List I of Permanent RNVR (South Wales Division)
Billany,
Reginald Howard
R.H. Billany
Son of ... Billany, and ... Bowers.
From Hessle near Hull.
Married ((09?).1940, Holderness district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Mary E. Nicholson.
(06?).1913
Sculcoates district, Yorkshire - East Riding
-
(03?).1966
South Shields district, Durham
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
26.05.1944
T/Lt.
01.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
14.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Northmark (ex-German fast fleet attedendant oiler)
Billing,
Walter
W. Billing
?
-
T/S.Lt. 02.04.1942
T/Lt. 02.07.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
25.04.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Traveller (submarine)
(02.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
01.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Roseden (RNPS trawler)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Billington,
Robert Edward
R.E. Billington
Son (with one sister and two brothers) of Edward Eric Billington (1889-1950), and Edith Roberta Wilson (1888-1967).
Married 1st ((03?).1943, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Marjorie Elaine H. Burrell ((09?).1921 - ); ... children (three daughters?).
Married 2nd (07.1985, Congleton and Crewe district, Cheshire) Ilona Barbara Morris (02.1922 - 08.1988).
10.06.1917
Wirral district, Cheshire
-
01.1999
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
Prob. S.Lt. 19.01.1939
A/Lt. 19.07.1941 (reld 05.04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 29.08.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 27.03.1945 Operation Dragoon (South of France 08.44) [decoration posted]
19.01.1939     joined RNVR (Mersey Division)
1939     HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)
(12.1939) - (03.1940) no appointment listed
28.03.1940 - (02.)1942 HMS Vindictive (fleet repair ship)
(04.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
(10.1942)     HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) *
(12.1942) - (02.1943) Admiralty [HMS President] *
20.03.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
20.08.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for Boom Commando Duties) (in charge of Boom Defence Commando Party):
(06.1944) - (08.1944) Landing Craft Obstacle Clearing Unit No. 1 (LCOCU 1) (DSC and Bar)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bincham,
Leslie Wilfred
L.W. Bincham
Son of ... Bincham, and ... Allen.
Married ((06?).1939, Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire) Lana I. Priest; ... children (one son?).
(10?).1914
Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
-

Newbury, Berkshire
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 14.10.1942
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
03.02.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Ruler (escort carrier)
02.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Neston Camp, Wirral)
Birch,
Charles Richard
C.R. Birch
?
-
 
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 03.09.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 03.03.1944
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.) > 12.1943, < 02.1944 (reld 02.01.1945; medically unfit)

* Special Branch officer who has qualified for, and is undertaking general duties of an executive nature on shore

13.09.1943 - (10.1944) HMS President III (HQ for personnel serving at defensively equipped merchant ships)
Bird,
Geoffrey Robert
"Dickie"
G.R. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jean C. Bird) G.R. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jean C. Bird)
G.R. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jean C. Bird)

Son of Edward R. Bird, and Beatrice E. Lawrence.
Married (27.09.1985, Wheatley, Bullingdon, Oxfordshire) Mrs Jean C. Judd (21.05.1940 - ), daughter of Ronald Charles Cadell Macdonald, and Ethel Mary Armstrong.
02.02.1922
Mutford district, Norfolk / Suffolk
-
24.03.2011
T/S.Lt. (A) 09.04.1943
T/A/Lt. (A) < 01.1945
T/Lt. (A) 09.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Malta George Cross Commemorative Medal MaltGC M - -
Russian Convoy Medal Rsn Con - -
      pilot, 785 Squadron FAA
      pilot, 767 Squadron FAA
      pilot, 766 Squadron FAA
      pilot, 813 Squadron FAA
      pilot, 815 Squadron FAA
      pilot, 826 Squadron FAA
      pilot, 798 Squadron FAA
10.01.1944 - (04.)1944 pilot, 822 Squadron FAA
      pilot, 747 Squadron FAA
      pilot, 758 Squadron FAA
08.04.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 828 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)] [took part in raids on German battleship Tirpitz 08/09.1944]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Post-war in Royal Naval Supplementary Volunteer Reserve.
Bird,
Grahame Henry
G.H. Bird
?
-
1968
Gloucestershire
Prob. Midsh. 10.12.1931
A/S.Lt. 03.08.1933
S.Lt. 17.09.1934
Lt. 14.08.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944
Lt.Cdr. 14.08.1945 (retd 02.03.1950)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 03.07.45]
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 28.09.1945 -
10.12.1931     joined RNVR (Severn Division)
19.08.1939 - (08.1942) First Lieutenant [then Commanding Officer ??], HMS Harrow (Hunt class minesweeper)
10.09.1943 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Blackpool (Bangor class minesweeper)
Bird,
John Samuel
J.S. Bird
?
-
Midsh. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
11.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
05.12.1942


flying Hurricane Mk I (Z4702), he collided mid-air with another Hurricane near Godney; both aircraft lost, pilots survived
06.1943
-
08.1944
pilot, 1834 Squadron FAA
31.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
pilot, HMS Garuda (RN aircraft repair yard, Coimbatore, India)
Bird,
Robert
R. Bird
?
-
Prob. S.Lt.
03.10.1938
S.Lt.
03.10.1939
Lt.
01.08.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1949
Cdr.
31.12.1952 (retd late 1950s)
Mention in Despatches MID
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
-
03.10.1938


joined RNVR (Tyne Division)
01.09.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Berwick (cruiser)
(12.1941)


anti-submarine course *
(1942)


HMS Onslow (destroyer)
(1944?)


HMS Musketeer (destroyer)
18.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (for miscellaneous duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bird,
Robert Alister
R.A. Bird
1924
Bridge of
Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland

-
1980
Johnstone district, Renfrewshire, Scotland
T/A/S.Lt.
1943?
T/S.Lt.
09.04.1944
11.09.1943
-
(04.1946)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Bird,
Timothy Joseph
R.A. Bird
1911 ?
-
(12?).1968 ?
Barnsley district, West Riding of Yorkshire ?
T/Sg.Lt. 27.12.1939
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: MB, BCh (06.04.1939; National University of Ireland), BAO.
16.01.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Winchelsea (destroyer)
15.11.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (additional; for various services)
10.05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Garuda (RN aircraft repair yard, Coimbatore, India)
(07.1945)     HMS Garuda (RN aircraft repair yard, Coimbatore, India) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bird,
William Leslie
W.L. Bird
Son of ... Bird, and ... Eccles.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
01.02.1925
Southampton district, Hampshire
-
T/Midsh. 07.04.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 01.08.1944
T/S.Lt. 01.02.1945 (reld > 07.1946)
25.05.1944 - (04.)1945 HM LST 65 (landing ship, tank)
21.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) (for miscellaneous services)
15.09.1945 - (10.1945) HM LST 3511 (landing ship, tank)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
06.1946 - (07.1946) HMS Antares (Algerine class minesweeper)
Birkett,
Dennis Albert
W.L. Bird
04.02.1925
?
-
21.08.1995
T/Midsh. 19.08.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 06.08.1944
T/S.Lt. 06.02.1945
19.08.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for motor landing craft)
06.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
Birkett,
Kenneth Jack
K.J. Birkett
(03?).1913 ??
Mile End Old Town district, London / Middlesex ??
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.09.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.05.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
18.04.1944
mine disposal
29.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
01.12.1944
-
(04.1946)
Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining, redesignated 01.02.1946: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Bishop,
Robert Anthony
"Robbie"
W.L. Bird

Married ...; five children.
17.02.1921
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
-
14.08.2016
Bouncers Farm, Wickham Bishops, Maldon, Essex
T/S.Lt. 14.05.1942
T/Lt. 14.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1944 Aegean operations 09-11.43
Education: Oxford University (1939-1940, 1946-1948; BA, MA).
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
01.08.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for motor torpedo boats)
08.03.1943 - (02.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM ML 354 (motor launch) (despatches)
07.03.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for motor launches)
16.08.1944 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM ML 348 (motor launch)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Diplomat, Official. Deputy Director, Investment Center, Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bisset,
Alexander Hitchon
R.A. Bird
Son of James Milne Bisset, and Hilda Kathleen Baillie (1886-1971).
Married (10.12.1938, St Augustine's, Honor Oak Park, Camberwell district, Surrey) Elizabeth Williamson Park (08.10.1910-05.08.2000), daughter of James Harvey Williamson Park, OBE (1867-1939),
civil engineer for the main Post Office in Singapore, later of London SE23; two sons, one daughter.
21.10.1913
Glasgow, Scotland
-
18.04.2000
Winchester, Hampshire
[ashes interred in the Garden of Remembrance at Compton Parish Church, Winchester]
T/S.Lt. 18.12.1941
T/A/Lt. 18.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
      HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
23.02.1942 - (07.1945) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Bittleston,
Hugh David
A.W. Black
Married ((03?).1935, Westminster district, London) Gerda J. Byford (née Meyer).
(06?).1901
Woolwich district, London
-
31.12.1955
Mashonaland, South Africa
Army:  
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 21.08.1940 [144249] (reld 10.02.1941; on appointment to a commission in the RNVR)
RNVR:  
T/Lt. 10.02.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Merchant, Java.
21.08.1940     commissioned, Royal Fusiliers [emergency commission]
(12.1941)     HMS Nonpareil (destroyer) *
06.09.1944 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM LST 412 (landing ship, tank)
11.09.1945 - (04.1946) an Assistant to Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bittlestone,
John
J. Bittlestone
(06).1909 ?
Sunderland district, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear ?
-
T/Lt. 12.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
04.09.1941 - 09.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Edwina (minesweeping trawler)
11.11.1942 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Ben Torc (minesweeping trawler)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Black,
Allan William
A.W. Black
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
05.02.1943
26.10.1942
-
(04.1946)
Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, redesignated medio 1944: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining, redesignated 01.02.1946: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Blackburn,
David Randall
D.R. Blackburn
Married ((03?).1936, Pontefract district, Yorkshire) Margaret Sadie Backhouse ((09?).1909 - ).
07.05.1910
Pontefract, Yorkshire
-
01.2001
East Dorset
T/A/S/Lt. 17.09.1943
T/S.Lt. 17.03.1944
T/Lt. 01.06.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
18.10.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
Blackie,
John Stuart
J.S. Blackie (Photo courtesy of Mr Shawn Dymond)
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
27.08.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
20.10.1942
sinking U-boat 04.08.42
27.02.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Tetcott (destroyer)
15.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Caesar (flotilla leader)
03.1946
-
(04.1946)
HM LST 2 (landing ship, tank)
Blackmore,
Cuthbert
"Bert"
C. Blackmore (Source: HOLMROOK HALL  "H.M.S VOLCANO" website) HOLMROOK HALL  "H.M.S VOLCANO" website
C. Blackmore 
Married Mary ...; two sons, two daughters.
01.07.1917
Londonderry, N. Ireland
-
07.08.2008
St Catherine's hopice, Scarborough
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
15.09.1941
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
25.09.1942 (reld 09.1946)
Started work in the branch office of a London company engaged in the manufacture of engineering supplies.
06.1940
-
1940
training, HMS Collingwood
1940
-
1941
Ordinary Seaman, HMS Jersey (destroyer) (Atlantic & Mediterranean)
1941


HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex) (commissioned)
20.10.1941
-
03.1944
Department of Unexploded Bomb Disposal [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty): based at Immingham, Belfast, Tyne & training courses at HMS Volcano (Bomb Disposal Training Establishment, Holmrook, Cumberland) 
03.1944
-
09.1945
HMS Nile (base, Alexandria) (mine disposal duties) (Turkey; BYMS 2075 (British Yard minesweeper); Greece and Dodecanese)
09.1945
-
(04.)1946
HMS Sultan (base, Singapore)
Returned to work for his old employer in Hull , in due course taking over management of the branch. Theological training at The Queens College, Birmingham. Ordained into the Priesthood of the Church of England in York Minster 1959. Vicar St. Martin's, Seamer 1966-1984. Retired from active ministry 1984.
Manuscript
: The explosive years : exploits of a Royal Navy bomb and mine disposal officer, 1940-1946 (1994)
Blackwall,
Richard Eaton
"Dick"
J.E. de F. Blampied
Only son (with one sister) of Charles Victor Henry Cheetham Blackwall, TD, and Elsa Steere Blackwall, of Dôlhyfryd, nr Denby, North Wales.
Married (04.12.1942, Russian Cathedral, New York, USA) Tatania Irena Djeneeff (30.05.1922 -12.09.1995), daughter of Ivan A. & Olga Djeneeff, of New York, USA; one son, one daughter. Tatiana Blackwall remarried Frank Waldron, with whom she had children (two daughters?).
09.06.1920
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
24.06.1948
Mount Kenya Hospital, Nyeri, Kenya
T/S.Lt. 01.01.1942
T/Lt. 01.07.1944 (reld 25.05.1946)
      may have been in command of an LCI(L) (landing craft, infantry (large)) of 1st LCI(L) Flotilla at some point
(02.1942) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
(10.1944)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
03.1945 - 04.1945 HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
14.04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Monck (HQ Combined Training, Largs & RN Barracks and landing craft base, Port Glasgow) (for disposal)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blair,
James
"Jimmy"
J. Blair (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
02.12.1913
-
2006
Ord.Sea. 11.1940 [C/JX 229285]
T/S.Lt. 06.11.1941
T/Lt. 06.11.1942 (reld 18.03.1946)
- Gk 03.04.1945 Medal for Outstanding Acts (Greece): Sicilian operations 09.43
11.1940     HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
29.03.1941     HMS Royal Eagle (paddle steamer)
1941     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Lancing, Sussex)
11.1941     anti-submarine course, Campbeltown
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
10.02.1942 - 19.03.1943 HMS Derwent (destroyer)
[under construction at Barrow; commissioned 03. 1942; left UK 02.08.1942; convoy escort Freetown, Gibraltar, escort carriers to Malta, Operation Pedestal; torpedoed and sunk at Tripoli]
14.04.1943 -
(04.)1944
British Naval Liaison Officer, HHMS Kanaris (Greek ship)
[anti-aircraft support for landings at Augusta, Sicily; collision with HMS Hawkins, docked at Massawa]
05.1944 - 11.1944 HMS Exmoor (destroyer)
[given "qualified officer" status]
09.02.1945 - 06.1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Venomous (destroyer)
[Operation Apostle, Kristiansand South, Norway]
07.1945 - (10.1945) joined HMS Havelock (destroyer) with Captain and crew of HMS Venomous
[towed to Grangemouth to await scrapping]
Blair,
Matthew Goldie
M.G. Blair (Photo courtesy of Mr Karl Blair) M.G. Blair (Photo courtesy of Mr Karl Blair)
Son of Capt. William Robert Blair, MC, M.A., LL.B., The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (?-1947?), and Sarah Band Murdoch.
Married (04.04.1952) Edith Margarethe Hansen, from Norway; two sons.
17.09.1924
Cambuslang, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
18.11.2008
Cromwell Hospital, London (formerly of Helsmdale, Highland, Scotland)
Ord.Sea. 19.11.1942 [C/JX 375770]
T/Midsh. 10.09.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 17.03.1944
T/S.Lt. 17.09.1944
T/Lt. 01.06.946 (reld > 07.1946)
Lt. 29.04.1947, seniority 01.06.1946
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1954 (retd 01.06.1966)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 15.10.1958 -
Junior clerk.
19.11.1942     enlisted, HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich) [released to unpaid reserve]
29.12.1942 - 19.03.1943 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich)
20.03.1943 - 30.03.1943 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
31.03.1943 - 18.06.1943 HMS Anemone (corvette) [tender to HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)]
19.06.1943 - 19.06.1943 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
20.06.1943 - 09.09.1943 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
15.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Fort York (Bangor class minesweeper)
03.1945 - (04.)1945 HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS) (for miscellaneous duties)
01.06.1945 - (04.)1946 HMS Mariner (Algerine class minesweeper)
18.06.1946 - (07.1946) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1008 (motor minesweeper)
29.04.1947     transferred, Permanent RNVR (List I) (from 1958 RNR)
Blampied,
John Edward de Faye
J.E. de F. Blampied
Son of Harold John Blampied, MB, BS (1893-1949), and Katherine Mary Blampied (née ...).
1924
Jersey
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 10.05.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 10.11.1944
Education: Sherborne School, Dorset (1938-1942).
Farmer.
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
27.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton, Warrington, Lancashire)
(04.1946)     HMS Scalpay (minesweeping trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bland,
Edwin
E. Bland (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard E. Bland) E. Bland (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard E. Bland)
E. Bland (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard E. Bland) E. Bland (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard E. Bland)
E. Bland (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard E. Bland) E. Bland (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard E. Bland)
Son of ... Bland, and ... Waite.
Married; one son (Col Richard Edwin Bland, Royal Military Police, who served 1960-1990).
20.01.1913
Sutton-in-Craven, near Kildwick, Skipton, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
10.05.1981
Walton, Wakefield, Yorkshire
Ord. Coder
04.05.1943 [P/JX 508522]
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
16.12.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
17.06.1944
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Thornes House School, Wakefield
04.05.1943


enlisted & served in the ranks as a Coder
16.12.1943


commissioned in the RNVR as a specially selected rating
06.03.1944


joined Submarine Service
06.03.1944
-
25.05.1944
HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee) (additional for submarine BNLO course)
26.05.1944
-
12.08.1944
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Dzik [Polish submarine] (9th Submarine Flotilla) [HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, Holy Loch)]
13.08.1944
-
30.03.1945
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Dzik [Polish submarine] (9th Submarine Flotilla) [HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee)]
31.03.1945
-
1946?
British Naval Liaison Officer, Attilio Regolo [Italian light cruiser] (Mediterranean) [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy) *]
Working life, from 14 years old until his death, less war service, spent as a worsted spinner in Yorkshire (A. Haley and Co. Ltd., Managing Director since 1967). Member of the Board, Worsted Spinners' Federation. Chairman, Wakefield and District Master Spinners' Association. Chairman, Wool (& Allied) Textile Employers' Council. President, Leeds Polyglot Society.
* appointment to HMS Fabius dated 31.03.1945 and again 12.04.1945; second date might be actual posting to the Italian cruiser
Blandy,
Walter Frederick
W.F. Blandy
?
-
1984
T/Lt.
16.12.1939
T/A/Cdr.
?
Cdr.
1950s
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
27.03.1945
Operation Dragoon



HMS Byrsa
01.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Stag (base, Port Said) (for sea transport duties)
Blaschek,
Alexander Charles
A.C. Blaschek
Married (Sussex) ... Robeon; ... children (one daughter?).
21.10.1911
-
1979
Eastbourne, Sussex
T/Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 19.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Worked for Asiatic Petroleum Company.
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
[sent out to Australia and sailed on a ship from Australia to Hong Kong just after Hiroshima and went in as part of the Rehabilitation Force]
Blaxell,
Lionel Henry
L.H. Blaxell
Son of Henry May Blaxell, and Emily E. Drake.
Married; ... children (one son?).
From Stockton-on-Tees.
01.09.1920
Rochford district, Essex
-
28.12.2007
Stockholm, Sweden
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
01.09.1941
T/Lt.
17.10.1943 (reld 29.06.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
11.06.1977
HM's birthday & silver jubilee: as Senior Commercial Officer, H.M. Embassy, Stockholm
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
15.09.1942
action 20.07.42 [investiture 03.11.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
03.04.1945
attack enemy convoy Aegean 08.11.44
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
& clasp
Africa Star Afr St
-
& clasp
Italy Star It St
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
01.04.1940
-
?
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
28.06.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) (additional; for various services)
(07.1942)


HM MGB 322 (motor gun boat)
29.12.1943
-
20.02.1945
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 307 (motor torpedo boat) (10th MTB Flotilla) *
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
1950
-
1970
Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Founder Member and Honorary Member of the the Association of British and Commonwealth Servicemen & Women in Sweden.
Published: Through the hawse pipe 1939-1946 : memoirs of Lionel H. Blaxell, OBE, DSC (privately printed, 1992)
* date of appointment according to family records 20.11.1943
Bleck,
Basil
B. Bleck
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
22.11.1940
T/Lt.
22.02.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944
T/A/Cdr.
< 07.1945
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
20.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS California (armed merchant cruiser)
11.06.1942
-
(02.1943)
on staff of Principal British Naval Liaison Officer to Allied Navies [HMS President]
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Bligh,
[Sir] Timothy James
"Tim"
T.J. Bligh

Elder surviving son of Sir Edward Bligh; married 1945, Ruth Pamela Robertson; two sons, one daughter.
02.09.1918
-
12.03.1969
[Swanley Village, Kent ?]
Prob. T/S.Lt.
08.12.1939
T/S.Lt.
10.1940, seniority 08.12.1939
T/Lt.
08.06.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
1944
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
22.10.1963
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.09.1945
surrender of German naval forces Adriatic

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
13.02.1945
attack enemy convoy 11.10.44

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
11.07.1944
E-boat sunk 04.04.44

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
05.12.1944
Adriatic & Aegean coastal operations
Mention in Despatches MID
15.06.1943
attack enemy convoy 15.02.43
Mention in Despatches MID
14.09.1943
action off Kelibia 08.05.43
Mention in Despatches MID
02.05.1944
action 29.01.44
Mention in Despatches MID
21.11.1944
Coastal Forces West coast Italy & Dal... 06.44
Education: Winchester; Balliol College, Oxford (Scholar; BA)
1939
-
1945
twice wounded; served in destroyers (Norway and Western Approaches), in motor launches (Channel Convoys, 1941) and motor torpedo boats and motor gun boats (Mediterranean):
26.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Electra (destroyer)
07.01.1941
-
(02.1941)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (for Fort Blockhouse)
(02.1943)
-
(05.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 61 (motor torpedo boat)
04.07.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 662 (motor gun boat) & Senior Officer, 57th MGB Flotilla
(1945)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 634 (motor torpedo boat)
Assistant Principal, HM Treasury, 1946; Principal, 1947; Secretary to Three Advisers, 1948; Private Secretary to Permanent Secretary to the Treasury and Official Head of HM Civil Service, 1949; Assistant Secretary, 1954; Under­Secretary, 1959; Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1959-1964; Deputy Under­Secretary of State (Air) during August 1964. Assistant Managing Director, Thomson Organisation since 1966 (Director, 1964-1966). Alderman, GLC 1967.
Bloomfield,
William
W. Bloomfield
Husband of Florence May Bloomfield, of Thornton, Blackpool.
1895 ?
-
02.05.1944
(died of illness) [age 49]
[Thornton-le-Fylde (Christ Church) Churchyard, Lancashire, plot F.L.4, grave 107]
Chief Engineman ? [LT/258EU]
T/S.Lt. (E) ?
Medal of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) BEM

01.01.1941

New Year 41 [investiture 17.06.41]
(1940)     HMS Regal (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
? - 02.05.1944 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
Bloor,
Frank
F. Bloor
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 11.07.1940
T/S.Lt. 1941?, seniority 11.07.1940
T/Lt. 08.04.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
17.08.1940 - ? British Naval Liaison Officer, "Honningsvåg" (Norwegian patrol craft)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
10.11.1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Cape Mariato (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(07.1945)     HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bloor,
Frank
F. Bloor
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.10.1944
08.05.1944 - (06.1944) Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(07.1945)     Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining [HMS President] *
01.02.1946 - (04.1946) Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blount,
[Sir] Walter Edward Alpin;
12th Baronet
W.E.A. Blount
Son of Sir Edward Robert Blount, 11th Bt (1884-1978), and Violet Ellen Fowler (1884-1969).
Succeeded father, 21.01.1978.
Married (25.06.1954, St Maylebone district, London) Eileen Audrey Carritt, daughter of late Hugh Blasson Carritt and Audrey Browning; one daughter.

DVD interview available at the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust

31.10.1917
Farnham district, Surrey / Kent
-
18.12.2004
Haywards Heath district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. 22.11.1939
T/Lt. 20.04.1942 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1943 New Year 43 [investiture 09.03.43]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 13.02.1945 attack enemy convoy 11.10.44 [decoration posted]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 24.07.1945 action Istrian Coast 13.02.45 [decoration posted]
Education: Beaumont College; Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (MA).
09.02.1937     joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to London Division RNVR)
1939 - 1939 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
22.11.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Escalonia (motor fishing vessel) (Scapa Flow)
1941 - 1941 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
15.09.1941 - 14.09.1942 First Lieutenant, then Commanding Officer, HM MASB 24 (motor anti-submarine boat) (air/sea rescue duties)  [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)] (DSC)
18.03.1943 - 23.02.1944 Commanding Officer, HM ML 577 (motor launch)
      spare Commanding Officer, HM MTB 662 (motor torpedo boat)
02.06.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 634 (motor torpedo boat) (Mediterranean) (two bars to DSC)
(04.1946)     HM BYMS 2257 (British yard minesweeper) *
Resumed his career as a solicitor, in the Isle of Wight. He worked in Accra in the Gold Coast (Ghana) from 1951 to 1952. Worked for Underwood & Co of Welbeck Street in London, becoming a senior partner, until succeeding to the baronetcy as 12th baronet in 1978 and taking up farming at Tilkhurst, East Grinstead, Sussex.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blows,
John Norman
J.N. Blows
Son of Harold John Blows (1892-1962), and Kathleen Lily Reeve (1898-1989).
Married ((06?).1948, Chichester district, Sussex) Gillian Evelyn K. Beacham (05.06.1927 - 02.1997), a Wren; ... children (one daughter?).
12.10.1924
Croydon district, London
-
01.1992
Southampton district, Hampshire
T/A/S.Lt. 12.04.1944
T/S.Lt. 12.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
10.07.1944 - (10.)1944 HM MTB 619 (motor torpedo boat)
10.1944 - (01.)1945 HM MTB 767 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
16.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Ringtail (RN Air Station, Burscough, nr Ormskirk, Lancashire)
Blundell,
Charles Sydenham
C.S. Blundell (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Blundell)
Elder son of Bt. Col. Charles Wilson Blundell, OBE, TD (1864-1939), and Annie Kate Sydenham (1872-?), of Plymouth, Devon.
Brother of F/Lt. Geoffrey Norman Blundell, RAFVR.
Married (15.04.1939, Ugborough Parish Church, Totnes district, South Devon) Joan Gladys Hutchison ((09?).1914 - 1999), of Fleet, Hampshire, later of Topsham Bridge, Loddiswell, Devon, elder daughter of Adm. John de Mestre Hutchison (1862-1932), and Dorothy May Yonge (1882-1940), of Wrangaton, South Brent, Devon ; ... children (one son?).
(03?).1913
Plymouth district, Devon
-
09.10.1943
(KIA) [age 30]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 84, column 1]
T/A/Lt. 12.04.1941
T/Lt. 02.1942, seniority 12.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 1943?
Education: Sherbourne College (1927-1931; 6th, xv 29,30); Trinity College, Cambridge (BSc, Vintners Scholar, 1935).
Wine merchant.
16.12.1940 - (02.1943) HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
07.1943 - 09.10.1943 Gunnery Officer, HMS Carlisle (cruiser) (killed in action during a bombing by German aircraft whilst she was providing escort for the support force for the Allied landings in Sicily)
Blunt,
Evelyn Powlett Clavell
E.P.C. Blunt
29.11.1924
Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
2006
Australia
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 29.11.1944
... ...
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) RNR 23.05.1964 (retd 31.10.1972)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD ? -

* (EX.S)

Education: RN College, Dartmouth (St Vincent House; 01.09.1938-(05.1941); Admiralty No. 1915) [he probably did not complete his education, as he was not commissioned in the RN; later joined RNVR].
... - ... ...
04.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for Aircraft Recognition duties)
Blyth,
Roy
R. Blyth
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 11.06.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 11.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
10.01.1943 - (10.1944) Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Blyth,
Stanley
S. Blyth
Son of ... Blyth, and ... Beverley.
Married ...; three sons.
01.09.1913
Scunthorpe, Glanford Brigg district, Lincolnshire
-
08.1996
West Sussex
T/A/S.Lt. 12.05.1944
T/S.Lt. 12.11.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
17.08.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven) (for minesweeping force)
13.11.1944 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HM MMS 298 (motor minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blyth,
William Norman
W.N. Blyth
Son of ... Blyth, and ... Grist.
05.06.1924
Swansea, Wales
-
12.1985
Swansea, Wales
T/S.Lt. (A) 05.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
 
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