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1939-1945

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H.T.L. Broadway   to   K.M. Bynoe
Broadway,
Harold Theodore Logan
H.T.L. Broadway (Photo: Dunedin Society)
Son of Theodore B. and Jessie A.I. Broadway. Husband of Vera Mary Broadway, of Westmoors, Dorsetshire.

(03?).1909
Dorchester, Dorset
-
24.11.1941
(KIA) [age 33]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 60, column 3]
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
26.03.1940
T/Sg.Lt.
?, seniority 26.03.1940
A/T/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
< 11.1941
Education: MRCS, LRCP.
26.03.1940
-
(04.)1940
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
28.08.1940
-
24.11.1941
Medical Officer, HMS Dunedin (cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk by U-124 in South Atlantic]
Brockbank,
Roger
R. Brookbank
Son of ... Brockbank, and ... Crofts.

Married (19.06.1954) Clare O'Brien; two sons, one daughter.
07.04.1923
Kendal district, Lancashire / Westmorland
-
02.2006 still alive
T/S.Lt.
28.11.1943
T/Lt.
28.11.1945 (reld 1946)



HMS Ramsey (destroyer)



HMS Dasher (escort carrier)
10.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Undine (destroyer) (Pacific)
(04.1946)


HMS Thracian (destroyer) *
Joined the family firm of Staveley Wood Turning Co. Ltd, in Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brodie,
Hugh Victor
H.V. Brodie
Son of Dr. Thomas Gregor Brodie, MD, FRS, and Alice Brodie.
(09?).1899
Kingston district, Surrey
-
06.12.1941
[age 42]
[Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, 2.H.2]
T/Lt.
28.10.1940
07.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
HMS Tormentor (RN base, Warsash)
(12.1941)


HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden) *
?
-
06.12.1941
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brodie,
John Grigor
J.G. Brodie (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Brodie)
31.07.1898
Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey, Surrey
-
20.01.1962
Mauritius
[Vacoas Cemetery]
?
? [J32167]
Prob. T/S.Lt.
01.11.1940
T/Lt.
01.02.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?
T/A/Cdr.
04.1945? (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
14.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
21.12.1940
-
(12.1941)
Boom Defences Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.1943
-
(12.1943)
Boom Defence Depot, Takoradi [HMS Leonidas]
04.1945
-
(10.1947)
HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden) [lastly in the capacity of Residential Naval Officer]
General Manager at Cowasjee Dinshaw in Aden 1948-51. Resident welfare officer at Merchant Navy Club, Mauritius, 1957-62.
Brooke-Smith,
Wilfred Peter
W.P. Brooke-Smith (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))
17.12.1917
-
08.2002
New Forest district, Hampshire
... ...
T/Lt. 09.08.1942
... - ... ...
06.10.1942 - (10.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
... - ... ...
Brooker,
Dudley George
D.G. Brooker
1917 / 1919 ?
-
20.03.1945
(missing presumed killed; air crash)
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 6, panel 2]
T/S.Lt. (A)
30.08.1941
T/Lt. (A)
30.08.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 10.1944
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.1944
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, 1844 Squadron FAA
07.1944
-
20.03.1945
Commanding Officer, 1846 Squadron FAA * [HMS Colossus]
* (10.1944) indexed, but not listed as such
Brooker,
Wallace Frank
W.F. Brooker
Married; ... children (one son?).
09.12.1907
Newhaven district, Sussex
-
09.1991
Alfriston district, Sussex
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
18.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Worked in some capacity in Newhaven Docks and therefore didn't join up until midway through the war.
1943?


HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove & Lancing)



served as a Wireless Operator, possibly on a destroyer (details unknown)
09.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Lizard (Combined Operations landing craft base, Shoreham)
Brookes,
Alfred Charles
A.C. Brookes
Son (with four sisters) of Alfred Brookes, and Ellen Page, of Aston, Birmingham.
(06?).1919
Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
11.10.1944
[age 25]
[Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery, Warwickshire, sec. 95, grave 10557]
T/S.Lt. (A) 24.06.1944
09.08.1944 - 11.10.1944 pilot, 808 Squadron FAA [HMS Corncrake (RN Air Station, Ballyhalbert, Co. Down)] (killed in an air crash)
Brookes,
Ewart Stanley
  E.S. Brookes (Photo courtesy of Angela Ewart-Brookes) E.S. Brookes (Photo courtesy of Angela Ewart-Brookes)
E.S. Brookes E.S. Brookes
Son of John William Brookes (1874-1910), and Alice Edith Evans.
Married ((09?).1929, Swansea, Glamorgan) Marjorie Eliza Stephens two children.
09.03.1901
Swansea, Glamorgan
-
(03?).1975
Crymmych, Haverfordwest district, Wales
Prob. T/S.Lt. 22.11.1940
T/Lt. 22.02.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1946 New Year 46 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 New Year 43
06.1940     commandeered "The Count Dracula" during the evacuation of Dunkirk
1940     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Lancing)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
04.06.1941 - (08.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Andradite (minesweeping trawler) (despatches)
16.09.1942 - 05.04.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Bern (minesweeping trawler)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945) - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Foulness (minesweeping trawler) (DSC) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Published: novels Proud waters (1954); To endless night (1955); Nor on what seas (1956); The glass years (1957); Ride the wild wind (1958); Tempest (1959); Wind along the waste (1962); Sea dance (1963); The fury of the wind (1965); general Turmoil (1956; on the tugboat Turmoil); Glory passed them by (1958; on minesweeping trawlers); The gates of hell (1960; on arctic convoys); Destroyer (1962; on destroyers); Prologue to a war (1966; on the Battle of Narvik 1940)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brookes,
Walter Thomas Stanley
"Tom"
W.T.S. Brookes (Photo courtesy of Chris J. Brookes)
Married; two sons.
17.04.1906
East Ham, Greater London
-
03.06.1984
Torremolinos
[St George's Church Cemetery, Malaga, Spain, 
E.188]
T/Lt.
29.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
14.02.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton)
19.05.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Boyne (Mersey class trawler)
07.05.1942
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Colne (Mersey class trawler)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Banker.
Brookman,
Cecil Ernest
C.E. Brookman
Son of ... Brookman, and ... Eldridge.
21.02.1912
Hackney district, London
-
05.01.1975
Dawlish, Newton Abbot district, Devon
T/S.Lt.
03.05.1940
T/Lt.
03.05.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
13.08.1940
-
(10.1940)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(12.1941)


HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) * [possibly on MTB duty escorting Malta convoys]
10.05.1943
-
(07.1945)
Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton)
Company director.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brooks,
Douglas
"Doug"
D. Brooks

Married Margaret ...; one daughter, one son.
1921 ?
-
01.2002
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 17.02.1941
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/Lt. (A) 01.06.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) < 10.1944 (reld 10.1948)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 10.11.1942 Operation Pedestal [investiture 15.12.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 30.05.1944 attack on Tirpitz 03.04.44 [decoration posted]
.. - ... ...
26.05.1941 - 02.1944 pilot, 831 Squadron FAA [HMS Indomitable]
02.1944 - 05.1944 Commanding Officer, 831 Squadron FAA [HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)]
08.07.1944 - 07.04.1945 Commanding Officer, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus), deck landing training at HMS Rajah (escort carrier) 08.1944, HMS Ranee (escort carrier) 11.1944 & HMS Smiter (escort carrier) 01.1945-04.1945]
06.1945 - 1945 Commanding Officer, 821 Squadron FAA
... - ... ...
Emigrated to Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1965.
Brooks,
Francis Lano
F.L. Brooks
01.07.1911
-
(03?).1970
New Forest district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt.
02.10.1943
T/Lt.
01.08.1945
Lt. RNR
03.05.1954?
Lt.Cdr. RNR
03.05.1962
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 14.06.1969 HM's birthday 69: work for Esso
Reserve Decoration RD 01.08.1967 -
28.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Mincarlo (minesweeping trawler)
(01.1945)
 
 
HMS Imperialist (anti-submarine warfare trawler) *
06.1945
-
(07.)1945
HMS Mayina (transit camp, Colombo, Ceylon) (for destroyers)
10.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
Contracts Engineer, Esso Refinery, Fawley.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brooks,
John Cowell
J.C. Brooks (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
20.06.1909
Woolwich district, London
-
10.2001
Thanet with Dover district, Kent
... ...
T/Lt. 09.07.1943
... - ... ...
12.07.1944 - (01.)1945 Gunnery Officer, HMS Cassandra (destroyer)
10.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Chevron
... - ... ...
Broom,
Albert Leslie
A.L. Broom
Son of ... Broom, and ... Cocks.
09.12.1911
Devonport district, Devon
-
(06?).1979
Bath district, Avon
T/Lt.
?
George Medal GM
13.03.1945
disarming 36 mines at captured airfield Melsbroek, Belgium
      ?
 
Broomfield-Payne,
Cyril Reginald
see: Payne,
Cyril Reginald
 
Brooshooft,
Frank Herbert
F.H. Brooshooft
Married ((09?).1932, Dover district, Kent) Daphne Caroline Gill (12.03.1911 - 12.1993); ... children (three sons?).
23.08.1908
York district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
(03?).1980
Dover district, Kent
T/S.Lt. 17.07.1942
T/Lt. 17.10.1942 (reld 18.09.1945)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
23.08.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing craft, tank (LCTs))
      HM LCT 1131 (landing craft, tank)
Brotherton,
Roy Joslin
R.J. Brotherton
Son of ... Brotherton, and ... Davies.
Married ((03?).1940,Cardiff district, Wales) Emma U. Austin.
(12?).1916
Cardiff district, Wales
-
T/S.Lt.
14.05.1942
T/Lt.
14.05.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(1942)
 

served at Malta
20.11.1942
-
14.02.1944
First Lieutenant, HM ML 555 (motor launch)
01.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 560 (motor launch) (served at Ischia)
Brown,
Albert Greenaway
A.G. Brown
Residence: (1945) Winchmore Hill, London N21.
29.11.1903
Stamford Hill, Hackney district, London
-
(09?).1977
Merton district, London
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 09.06.1940
T/El.Lt. 09.09.1940 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Pre- & post-war G.E.C. Kingsway, illuminating engineer.
      general degaussing duties including Clyde, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez, Plymouth (with specialty in all form of artificial illumination, industrial & domestic, external & internal):
(10.1940)     HMS Mary J. Masson *
09.09.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
(08.1941)     HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth) *
01.09.1941 - (12.1942) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
01.01.1943 - (05.)1944 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)
(06.1944)     HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames) *
04.07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
27.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Derek Malcolm
[also used in later life as:
Malcolm Brown, Derek]
D.M. Brown
Son of ... Brown, and ... Moorman.
From Merstham, Surrey.
28.04.1913
Sanderstead, Surrey
-
(12?).1983
Richmond upon Thames district, Surrey
T/S.Lt. (A) 24.06.1940
T/Lt. (A) 24.06.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 02.1944? (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 07.08.1945 Operation Judgement (air strike in U-boat base at Kilbotn 04.05.45)
09.1940 - (02.1941) pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
12.01.1942 - 29.12.1942 pilot, 768 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
29.12.1942 - 01.03.1943 Commanding Officer, 768 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
02.1944 - (07.1945) Lieutenant-Commander (Flying), HMS Queen (escort Carrier)
Brown,
Eric Melrose
"Winkle"
E.M. Brown E.M. Brown
E.M. Brown E.M. Brown
E.M. Brown E.M. Brown
E.M. Brown E.M. Brown
Son of Robert John Brown and Euphemia (née Melrose).
Married (1942) Evelyn Jean Margaret Macrory; one son.

21.01.1919
Leith, Scotland
-
21.02.2016
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 26.08.1940
T/S.Lt. (A) 26.11.1940
T/Lt. (A) 01.04.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) < 07.1945
Lt. (A) RN 04.03.1946, seniority 01.04.1943
Lt.Cdr. RN 01.04.1951
Cdr. RN 31.12.1953
Capt. RN 31.12.1960 (retd 09.04.1970)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 01.01.1970 New Year 70 [investiture 10.02.70]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 19.02.1946 1st deck landings jet Vampire 03.12.45 [award posted]
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 02.05.1944 deck landings at aircraft carrier HMS Indefatigable 03.44 [investiture 03.07.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 10.03.1942 convoy attacked by torpedo bombers [investiture 22.09.42]
Air Force Cross AFC 12.06.1947 HM's birthday 47
Commendation Cmdn 01.01.1949 New Year 49
Education: Royal High School, Edinburgh; Edinburgh University. MA 1947.
1939


joined Fleet Air Arm as Pilot
21.11.1940
-
(02.1941)
802 Squadron FAA [HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)] *
(1941)


HMS Audacity (escort carrier)
17.01.1944
-
(05.)1949
Chief Naval Test Pilot [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)] [transferred to RN 04.03.1946] (RN Boyd Trophy, 1948)
15.11.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Vengeance
1951
-
1952
Resident British Test Pilot at USN Air Test Center, Patuxent River
1953
-
1954
Commanding Officer, 804 Squadron FAA
15.07.1954
-
(01.)1956
Commander (Air), HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Brawdy)
(01.1957)


no appointment listed
10.03.1958
-
1960
Head of British Naval Air Mission to German Naval Air Arm [HMS Daedalus]
12.01.1961
-
(07.1961)
Deputy Director (Air), Gunnery Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.02.1962
-
1964
Deputy Director, Naval Air Division & Adviser on Aircraft Accidents, Admiralty [HMS President]
1965
-
1967
Naval Attaché, Bonn
13.09.1967
-
1970
Commanding Officer, HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth)
Chief Executive, British Helicopter Advisory Board, 1970-1987, Vice-President, 1988-. Chairman., British Aviation Bicentenary Executive Committee, 1984. FRAeS 1964 (President, 1982-1983; Chairman, RAeS Rotorcraft Section, 1973-1976). Hon. FEng (Pakistan) 1984; Hon. Fellow, Society of Experimental Test Pilots, 1984. Liveryman, GAPAN, 1978. British Silver Medal for Practical Achievement in Aeronautics, 1949; Anglo­French Breguet Trophy, 1983; Bronze Medal, Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, 1986; US Carrier Aviation Test Pilot Hall of Honor, 1995.
Published: Wings on my sleeve, 1961; (jtly) Aircraft carriers, 1969; Wings of the Luftwaffe, 1977; Wings of the Navy, 1980; The helicopter in civil operations, 1981; Wings of the weird and the wonderful, vol. 1, 1982, vol. 2, 1985; Duels in the sky, 1989; Testing for Combat, 1994.
* (12.1941) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Brown,
Ernest
E. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr David Peters)  E. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr David Peters)
E. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr David Peters)
Son of Ernest Brown (1892-1947), and Dora Hunter (1894-1978).
Married (03.07.1937, Brixton, London) Elizabeth Beckwith (22.02.1912 - 11.2012).
26.05.1916
Sunderland, Durham
-
21.07.1992
Esher, Surrey Northern district, Surrey
T/El.S.Lt. 23.11.1942
T/El.Lt. 23.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
23.11.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for Minesweeping Department)
06.01.1943 - (03.)1943 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
23.03.1943 - 07.1944 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
10.07.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) (for minesweeping duties)
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
A relative writes: "After the war he worked with the Admiralty at the Underwater Weapon Research establishment at the time of Commander Crabb. He also became Chief Engineer of Plessey, MD at Vactric Controls and was Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University in Alexandria in Egypt at the time of the Suez crises."
Brown,
George [Dallas]
G. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin G. Brown)
Married ((09?).1937, Halifax district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Ivy Hannah Pilcher (22.01.1914 - 06.1991); five children. Ivy Brown remarried (1973) James Grindlay.
27.03.1912
-
14.12.1965
Glasgow, Scotland
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1941
T/Lt. 27.03.1942 (reld 22.03.1946)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
02.01.1942 - (02.)1942 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
(04.1942)     no appointment listed
01.04.1942 - (02.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Wedgeport (Bangor class minesweeper)
08.02.1943 - (10.1945) First Lieutenant, HMS Wedgeport (Bangor class minesweeper)
His son wirtes: "My father was a primary school teacher before the war and was called up for the navy in 1939 as a coder, I believe. After the war he returned to teaching and became a child psychologist working in Glasgow schools and highly regarded. At the very early age of 53 he tragically suffered a major heart attack and sadly died in December 1965."
Brown,
Harold Oswald
H.O. Brown
Son of ... Brown, and ... Short.
04.04.1915
Guisborough district, Yorkshire - North Riding
-
02.05.1991
Hertford and Ware, Hertfordshire
T/Lt. (E)
09.02.1942 (reld 04.08.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1944
New Year 1944
Mention in Despatches MID
31.08.1943
supply operations for the 8th Army advance
mid 1940
-
late 1942
MTB & LCT service (Middle East)
(1943)


HMS Nile (Tripoli (L))
(1943)
-
(1944)
HMS Saunders
03.01.1945
-
(07.1946)
Base Engineer Officer, HMS Brontosaurus
Brown,
Herbert Neville
H.N. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Brown) H.N. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Brown)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Herbert Brown (1882-1961), and Ada Broome (1880-1976).
Married ((09).1952, Bolton district, Lancashire) Ruth Hampson (predeceased him); one son, two daughters.
21.05.1923
Bolton district, Lancashire
-
18.02.2015
T/A/S.Lt. 13.08.1943
T/S.Lt. 13.02.1944
T/Lt. 13.02.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 24.10.1944 43 night patrols Channel 07-08.44 [investiture 22.06.45]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
10.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)
04.1944 - 07.1945 HMS Thornborough (frigate) (DSC)
08.1945 - 1946? Navigating Officer, HMS Croziers (destroyer) *
* (04.1946) still indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
James
J. Brown
Married; ... children (one son?).
16.04.1912
-
03.2009 still alive
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
22.04.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
1940/41?
 
 
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(08.1942)


commanded an LCP (landing craft, personnel) (Operation Jubilee, raid on Dieppe)
21.10.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS James Cook (Combined Operations naval beach training establishment, Glen Caladh, nr Tignabruich)
(10.1944)


HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Warsash) *
01.07.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Golden Hind (RN depot, Sydney, NSW)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
James Gorrie
J.G. Brown J.G. Brown
J.G. Brown J.G. Brown
J.G. Brown J.G. Brown
Married Nancy Mary MacColl (20.08.1914 - 18.07.2006); one daughter, two sons.
05.11.1911
Hamilton Burgh, Scotland
-
(12?).1984
Middlewich, Congleton and Crewe district, Cheshire
T/Sg.Lt. 05.01.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. 20.04.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Education: Glasgow University; MB, ChB 1936; medical registration 21.04.1936.
05.01.1940 - 22.01.1940 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
23.01.1940 - 15.01.1941 HMS Whitehall (modified W class destroyer)
(02.1941) - (03.1941) no appointment listed
24.03.1941 - 28.07.1942 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (additional; for various services)
15.08.1942 - 17.04.1943 HMS Irwell (trawler base, Birkenhead, Cheshire)
20.04.1943 - 03.1945 HMS Emerald (E class cruiser)
08.03.1945 - 07.1945 RN Sick Quarters, Dartmouth [HMS Dartmouth]
30.07.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Foliot (accommodation camp for personnel on special service, Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth)
House Surgeon Newark General Hospital.
Brown,
James William Henry
G. Brown
Son of James and Henrietta Leas Brown.
Husband of Elizabeth Emily Brown, of Stockingford, Nuneaton.
(06?).1901
Aldershot, Farnham district, Surrey
-
09.08.1942
(air crash) [age 41]
[Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery, Warwickshire, section K, grave 12]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 01.12.1941
T/Lt. (A) 01.03.1942
(02.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
? - 09.08.1942 780 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
Brown,
John Cedric
J.C. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Steven Brown)
Married; three sons.
Lived at Shrewsbury Road, Heaton.
28.06.1914
Bolton, Lancashire
-
28.04.2002

Bolton, Lancashire
Prob. Paym.S.Lt.
02.03.1938
Paym.S.Lt.
04.10.1939, seniority 02.03.1938
Paym.Lt.
02.03.1940, renamed:
Lt. (S)
1944, seniority 02.03.1940
Lt.Cdr. (S)
02.03.1948 (retd 11.1958)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
?
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
08.11.1961
?
02.03.1938


joined RNVR (Mersey Division, List 2)
1938


trained at HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
04.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Kent (cruiser) (Hong Kong, on staff of Commander-in-Chief China; visited Saigon and Singapore accompanying Sir Percy Noble (C-in- C) returning to Hong Kong aboard HMS Liverpool)
1941
-
25.12.1941
Assistant Secretary to the Commodore Hong Kong (captured by the Japanese)
12.1941
-
08.1945
POW in Japanese captivity; liberated by the Americans
1945
-
1958
remained in the RNVR
Chartered accountant (ACA). Partner in CLB Accountants, Silverwell Street, Bolton.
Published: Serendipity (about his time as a prisoner of war in Hong Kong) (Bolton : Boltonia Print, c. 2000)
Brown,
John Maund
J.M. Brown
?
?
-
T/S.Lt. ?
T/A/Lt. ?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC ? ?
       
       
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Kennedy Blair Sylvester *
K.B.S. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Alex Morgan)
Son (with three sisters and one brother) of Hugh Blair Brown (1880-1942), and Mary Frances Tilley (1877-1959).
Brother of Joan Mary Blair Brown, who married S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) Ralph Gordon Morgan, RNVR.
Married (10.09.1938, Barnet district, Greater London / Hertfordshire / Middlesex) Nancy E. Kerry; one adopted daughter.
Lived in Bristol.

* Officially Kennedy Sylvester [Blair], so K.S. or K.S.B. Brown, but known in the Navy as K.B.S. Brown
17.08.1914
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
10.08.2003
Devon
T/S.Lt.
27.12.1940
T/Lt.
27.12.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld 04.04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 14.08.1945 relief of Greece [investiture 11.12.45]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
(02.1941)     HMS Tormentor (RN base, Warsash) *
(04.1941)     HMS Prince Charles (landing ship, infantry)
(06.1941) - (02.1942) HMS Prince Leopold (landing ship, infantry) (Vaagso [Vågsøy] operation) *
(04.1942) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
(08.1942)     HMS Prince Charles (landing ship, infantry) (Dieppe operation; wounded)
22.11.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Quebec (Combined Operations training centre, Inverary) (for Tank Landing Craft)
(02.1944) - (07.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(1944)     641st LCM [= Landing Craft, Mechanized] Flotilla
(1944) - (1945) served ashore in Greece during the ELAS uprising
15.07.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Vansittart (destroyer)
Fishery Officer for Bristol Water Works Company and later Recreations Manager for Wessex Water Board.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Kenneth Binfield
K.B. Brown
Married ...; ... children (two sons?).
Residence: (1944) Swannington.
05.06.1907
Oundle district, Northamptonshire
-
07.04.1970
Fishers, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex
T/Lt. 26.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1942, < 02.1943 (reld > 07.1946, < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.08.1944 attacking U-boats Gibraltar Strais 15.05.44 [investiture 13.02.45]
A Director of Tate & Lyle (agribusiness) pre- & post-war, retiring in the 1950s.
(12.1941) - (12.1942) HMS Richard Croft (auxiliary trawler) *
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
12.02.1943 - (10.)193 Commanding Officer, HMS Gruinard (minesweeping trawler)
16.11.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) (for duty with British Escort Craft)
13.12.1943 - 08.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Kilmarnock (patrol vessel)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
02.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Mount Stewart (Mobile flotation Unit Base, Teignmouth)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Leonard Frank
L.F. Brown
Son of Benjamin George and Alice Dorothy Brown (née Tamplin), of Rustington, Sussex.
(09?).1921
Windsor district, Berkshire / Surrey
-
30.01.1942
[Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery, London, square 149, row 6, grave 50860]

T/A/S.Lt. (A)
18.06.1941
07.11.1941
-
30.01.1942
pilot, 823 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)]
Brown,
Peter Henry
P.H. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Appleby)
Son of Sidney Harold Brown, and ... Bennett.
Residence: (1942) Slough, Buckinghamshire.
07.02.1914
Winchmore Hill, London
-
2010/11?
[age 97]
AB Sea. 28.09.1938 [LD/X 2465]
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1942
T/Lt. 02.10.1943 (dispersal 26.04.1946) (reld 21.06.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02-06.11.1942 hospitalized in Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton (fracture) + 7 days sick leave; 20-27.07.1944 hospitalized in RN Auxiliary Hospital Sherborne (internal ligament right knee) ; 28.11.1944-01.01.1945 hospitalized in RN Hospital Chatham (semimembranosus bursitis) & 14 days sick leave

craft experience with Landing Craft, Assault (LCA), Landing Craft, Personnel (LCP), Landing Craft, Support (LCS) & Landing Craft, Vehicle (LCV)]

02-29.05.1943 short physical & recreational training course at RN Barracks, Portsmouth (HMS Victory)

01.11.1943 Watchkeeping Certificate (Minor Landing Craft only)

04-10.03.1945 training at HMS Clio (school ship) [tender to HMS Volcano (bomb disposal training establishment, Holmrook, Cumberland)]

Education: Herne Bay College.
Clerk. Assistant department manager, metal merchants.
1933 - 1939 London Division RNVR; 14 days' training in both HMS Effingham (1933) & HMS Thunderer (1934):
28.09.1938 - 01.10.1938 mobilized HMS Pembroke I (RN base, Chatham)
03.09.1939 - 02.10.1942 rating service RNVR:
03.09.1939 - 08.09.1941 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland, from 15.01.1941 Dunoon, Argyllshire)
08.09.1941 - 30.09.1941 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
21.09.1941 - 30.09.1941 lent to HMS Northney (landing craft base, Hayling Island)
01.10.1941 - 07.07.1942 HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary)
01.10.1941 - 17.10.1941 lent to HMS Northney (landing craft base, Hayling Island)
19.10.1941 - 30.11.1941 lent to F 14
01.12.1941 - 05.12.1941 lent to HMS Prins Albert (landing ship, infantry)
06.12.1941 - 11.12.1941 lent to F 14
12.12.1941 - 15.12.1941 lent to HMS Prince Leopold (landing ship, infantry)
16.12.1941 - 07.07.1942 lent to HMS Prince Charles (landing ship, infantry) [operational experience: Operation Archery (Vaagso, 27.12.1941)]
08.07.1942 - 31.10.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) (from 02.10.1942 additional)
01.11.1942 - 30.09.1945 HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary), from 01.07.1943 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
01.11.1942 - 13.11.1942 additional; for landing craft training
14.11.1942 - 07.10.1944 lent to HMS Helder (Combined Operations base, Brightlingsea) (as boat officer, craft training instructor, and physical & recreational training officer) [from 03-31.12.1942 at Ashmoor]
08.10.1944 - 31.03.1945 lent to HMS Allenby (Combined Operations base, Folkestone) (as training officer at base for minor craft pool)
01.04.1945 - 30.9.1945 lent to Naval Party 4007 [Naval Beach Commando "R" as Beach Master] [HMS Mylodon (Combined Operations base, Lowestoft), from 20.08.1945 at Camp, from 09.1945 at HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate)]
01.10.1945 - 06.02.1946 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)
04.10.1945 - 31.10.1945 additional; for passage to India
01.11.1945 - 30.11.1945 lent as Officer-in-Charge Naval Beach Commando Pool (Special Combined Operations Units)
01.12.1945 - 08.01.1946 lent to Chembur Camp
09.01.1946 - 06.02.1946 additional; for passage to UK (aboard HMS Trumpeter)
07.02.1946 - 25.04.1946 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
07.02.1946 - 25.04.1946 lent to HMS Rosneath (Combined Operations base, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire) (in pool)
1950s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Foreign representative of British exporters.
Brown,
Philip Edward Courtenay
P.E.C. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brown)
Son of ... Brown, and ... Poole.
Married ((06?).1945, Chichester district, Sussex) Betty P. Weeks (died 05.2012, aged 92); one son, one daughter.
11.05.1914
Fulham district, London
-
05.12.1965
Merton district, London
T/S.Lt. 07.01.1940
T/A/Lt. 01.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 04.1944 till > 06.1944, < 10.1944
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 28.12.1943 Murmansk convoys 03-05.42 [investiture 03.11.1942?]
Polish Military Cross PolMC 08.12.1942 good services to Polish Navy
27.01.1940 - (10.)1940 First Lieutenant, HMS Cape Portland (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
21.10.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
(08.1941) - (08.1942) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
(08.1942?)     British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Garland (Polish destroyer)
(10.1942) - (06.1943) HMS Myrmidon (destroyer) (1942 transferred to Poland and renamed ORP Orkan) *
28.11.1942 - 02.10.1943 British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Orkan (Polish destroyer)
(08.1943) - (06.1944) HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
(03.1944)     British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Dragon (Polish light cruiser)
28.08.1944 - (10.1945) Small Vessels Pool, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Ronald Henry
L.F. Brown
?
-
02.2013 still alive
T/S.Lt. (A) 28.08.1942
T/Lt. (A) 28.02.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(12.1942)     HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
(02.1943) - (04.1943) HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) *
19.04.1943 - (06.)1943 pilot, 747 Squadron FAA [HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire)]
03.06.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for Naval Air Squadrons)
(10.1943) - (12.1943) 821 Squadron FAA *
(02.1944)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
17.03.1944 - (04.)1944 pilot, 744 Squadron FAA [HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)]
05.1944 - (04.)1945 pilot, 835 Squadron FAA [HMS Nairana (escort carrier) & HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)]
25.06.1945 - (07.)1945 pilot, 735 Squadron FAA [HMS Ringtail (RN Air Station, Burscough, nr Ormskirk, Lancashire)]
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Stanley Reginald
S.R. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brown)
Married; ... children (one son?).
15.02.1906
Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire
-
26.07.1976
Aylesbury, Aylesbury district Buckinghamshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.02.1940
T/Lt. 24.05.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 09.1944 (reld 12.1945?)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
05.1940 - 1940? HMS Mahelah (armed yacht)
09.07.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth)
(02.1941)     HMS Tamora (auxiliary minesweeping trawler) (North Sea) *
      HMS Avonstream (auxiliary minesweeping trawler) (North Sea)
      HMS Madden (minesweeping trawler) (North Sea)
25.09.1941 - 06.09.1942 HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames) (for minesweeping duties)
07.09.1942 - (10).1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Magnolia (minesweeping trawler) (from Milford Haven to Colombo, Ceylon)
(07?).1944 - (03?).1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Sluna (minesweeping trawler) (Indian Ocean)
02.04.1945 - 10.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Conqueror (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel (coastal)) (UK)
04.11.1945 - 07.12.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
Managing Director of Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd, Printers and a Director of the holding company Hazell Sun.
Wrote: Sent Up Unity (unpublished manuscript of his voyage to Colombo, deposited at the Imperial War Museum)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Walter
W. Brown (Photo courtesy of Tyson Lee Holmes)
04.10.1889
-
30.08.1945
(died of illness) [age 55]
[Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery, section 5, Church of England collective grave 35, screen wall panel 1]
T/Lt. 29.08.1939
(02.1940) - (02.1942) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
14.04.1942 - 30.08.1945 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for miscellaneous duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Browne,
Cecil Reed
C.R. Browne
?
?
-
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 09.07.1942
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Browne,
Eric Wilfred Haydn
E.W.H. Browne
Son of Harry Haydn Brown, and Ellen Gertrude Saffery.
Brother of El.Lt.Cdr. H.A. Browne, RNVR.
Married ((09?).1957, Horsham district, Sussex) Ann M. Notley; four sons.
16.03.1923
Elham district, Kent
-
01.1998
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
T/Midsh. (Sp.Br.) 13.04.1942
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.03.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.09.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Sussex (cruiser) *
16.03.1943 - 20.08.1944 Radar Officer, HMS Sussex (cruiser)
21.08.1944 - 30.10.1944 Radar Officer, HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
31.10.1944 - (10.1945) Radar Officer, HMS Onslow (destroyer)
16.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hants.)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Browne,
Harry Alan
H.A. Browne
Son of Harry Haydn Brown, and Ellen Gertrude Saffery.
Brother of S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) E.W.H. Browne, RNVR.

29.03.1912
Folkestone, Elham district, Kent
-
26.10.2004
South Gloucestershire
T/El.Lt.
17.10.1940
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
01.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Proserpine (minesweeping & anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
24.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Torch (RN base, Holyhead)
14.05.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Philoctetes II (accounting base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
Browne,
Rev. William Harkness
W.H. Browne
1906
-
13.02.1983
T/Chapl. 24.10.1939
Chapl. RN 16.03.1946, seniority 24.10.1939 (retd 22.05.1961)
King Haakon VII Liberation Medal (Norway) Hkn LM 04.03.1947 liberation of Norway
Education: Jesus College, Oxford (2nd cl. Classical Mods. 1927; BA (2nd cl. English) 1928; MA 1936); KCL 1937.
Deacon, 1938; Priest, 1939. London Curate of St Mary, Woolnoth, with St Mary, Woolchurch, London, 1939-1939.
04.11.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Amarapoora (hospital ship)
21.05.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Wellesley (RN training establishment, Liverpool)
04.05.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
20.01.1942 - (12.1942) HMS London (cruiser)
15.01.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Dorlin (Combined Operations basem Acharacle, Argyll)
30.09.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship)
25.05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Watchful (anti-submarine/minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
1946 - 1947 HMS Theseus
1947 - 1949 HM Dockyard, Sheerness
1949 - 1952 RN College, Greenwich
1952 - 1953 HMS Devonshire
1953 - 1954 HMS Triumph
1954 - 1956 HMS Vernon
1956 - 1958 Staff Chaplain to Chaplain of the Fleet, Admiralty
1958 - 1961 RN Hospital, Chatham
Senior Chaplain, Mission to Seamen, Port of London, 1961-1964. Vicar of Stalisfield with Otterden, Diocese of Canterbury, 1964-1973.
Browning,
Robert
R. Browning (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) R. Browning (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
?
-
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 26.01.1940
T/Sg.Lt. 1941, seniority 26.01.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: MB, ChB (Glasgow, 03.05.1937).
09.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Effingham (cruiser)
30.05.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness)
15.07.1941 - 02.04.1942 Medical Officer, HMS Venomous (destroyer)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
General practitioner, Glasgow.
Brunwin,
Jack
J. Brunwin
Son of ... Brunwin, and ... Burnett.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
17.03.1920
Steyning district, Hampshire
-
07.1994
Worthing district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1941
T/A/Lt. 12.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1941) - (10.1941) no appointment listed
14.10.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames)
05.02.1942 - (04.)1942 HMS Tower (auxiliary patrol base, London)
07.04.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for flotilla duties [for Examination Service])
26.03.1943 - (04.)1943 HMS Iron Duke (RN base, Scapa Flow)
05.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
01.09.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Melampus (RN base, Bathurst, Gambia)
04.09.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Pyramus (RN base, Kirkwall, Orkney, Shetlands) (for AXDO [= Assistant Extended Defence Officer] duties at Houton Head)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Bryden,
Gilbert Stewart
G.S. Bryden
1914
Cadder district, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
2002
Melrose district, Roxburghshire, Scotland
T/S.Lt.
?
T/A/Lt.
02.10.1942 (reld 1946?)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
15.05.1945
mine search Normandy & Belgium 06.44
03.11.1941
-
(04.1946)
Department of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, Admiralty [HMS President], 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
03.11.1941
-
(06.1943)
for duty outside Admiralty
(08.1943)
-
(12.1943)
for duty inside Admiralty
(04.1944)
-
(04.1946)
for duty outside Admiralty [(06.1944) Naval Party 1503]
Bryon,
James Edward
J.E. Bryon (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett) J.E. Bryon (© Imperial War Museum (A 26379))
?
-
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 27.06.1941
... - ... ...
15.05.1943 - (10.1944) Captain's Secretary, HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
01.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Nabberley (Mobile Naval Air Base II, Bankstown, nr Sydney, NSW)
Bryon,
Ronald Walter
R.W. Bryon
1914/15 ?
-
01.10.1985
Alderney, Channel Islands
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 09.08.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 10.1944, < 01.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
19.08.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory)
03.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
16.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Dragonfly (Combined Operations base, South Hayling Island)
Managing Director, Central Line Sisal, Ltd.
Buchanan,
John Watson
J.W. Buchanan (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)
?
-
T/Sg.Lt. 03.10.1939
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. ?
Education: MB, ChB.
15.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
Buck,
Gurdon
G. Buck (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Dietrich-Berryman)
Son of Howard W. & Charlotte Buck.
27.01.1906
Niagara Falls, NY, USA
-
24.10.1991
T/S.Lt. 19.06.1941 (dismissal from the service 30.10.1942 by a general court-martial of 09.07.1942)
Education: preparatory school; Cambridge University, UK.
Farmer from Maryland.
19.06.1941     joined RNVR (as a US citizen)
Released to US Navy (Lt. USNR, 07.1942), assigned to Boston, then Amphibious Force at Little Creek, Norfolk, Va.
Literature: Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Buckee,
[His Honour] Henry Thomas
H.T. Buckee
Son (with two sisters) of Henry Thomas Buckee (1882-1970), and Sarah Emma Hutton (1882-1965).
Married ((06?).1939, London City district) Margaret Frances Chapman (25.09.1913 - 10.1990); two daughters.
14.06.1913
West Ham district, Essex
-
08.07.1989
East Hanningfield, Chelmsford district, Essex
T/S.Lt. 19.04.1940
T/A/Lt. 19.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 10.1945 (reld 27.03.1946)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 02.10.1942 Operation Jubilee (raid on Dieppe 19.08.42) [investiture 27.10.42]
Education: King Edward VI School, Chelmsford.
Called to Bar, Middle Temple, 01.1939.
15.06.1940 - 07.1940 HMS Collar
29.07.1940 - 09.1940 HMS Victory III (accounting section, Portsmouth)
23.09.1940 - (04.)1942 HMS Faraday (auxiliary base and accommodation ship)
(06.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary) *
(08.1942)     HM LCP(L) 15 (landing carft, personnel (large)) [HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton)] (DSO)
03.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for motor landing craft)
04.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
A Circuit Judge (formerly Judge of County Courts), 1961-1979.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Buckler,
Frederic Noel
F.N. Buckler
Married (26.08.1950, Emmanuel Church, Plymouth) Constance Mary Northcott; one son, two daughters.
12.02.1924
-
Ord.Sea. 1942?
T/Midsh. 28.05.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 01.09.1943
T/S.Lt. 01.03.1944
T/Lt. 01.03.1946
Lt. RN 11.04.1947, seniority 01.03.1946
Lt.Cdr. RN 01.03.1954
Cdr. RN 30.06.1961
Capt. RN 31.12.1970 (retd 27.06.1979)
Education: St Peter's School, York (1930-1942; School House).
1942?     HMS Princess Astrid (landing ship, infantry)
29.06.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Jonquil (corvette)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
08.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) (for disposal)
11.04.1947     extended service commission, RN
18.10.1947 - (07.1948) HMS Snipe
09.05.1950     permanent commission, RN
... - ... ...
Buckler,
Robert
F.N. Buckler
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 07.01.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 07.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

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

      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
(04.1944) - (10.1944) Staff of Second Sea Lord's Office for Appointments, &c., Admiralty [HMS President] *
20.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Buckley,
Alan Henry
A.H. Buckley
20.05.1914
-
12.1985
Brighton district, Sussex
T/S.Lt. 06.03.1941
T/Lt. 06.03.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1941) - (06.1941) no appointment listed
03.07.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Concertator (minesweeping trawler)
04.08.1942 - (02.)1943 French Ship "Paris" (depot ship & base for small craft, Plymouth) (for minesweeping, auxiliary patrol and miscellaneous duties)
02.1943 - (10.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 112 (motor minesweeper)
30.11.1944 - (07.1945) French Ship "Paris" (depot ship & base for small craft, Plymouth) (for minesweeping, auxiliary patrol and miscellaneous duties)
Buckley,
Ivor Frederick
I.F. Buckley (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Buckley)
Son of Frederick James Buckley (1888-?), and Ruby Elizabeth Layton Ellis (1891-1967).
Brother of S.Lt. Donald Ellis Buckley, RNR.
Married ((06?).1938, Ipswich district, Suffolk) Dorinha Patricia Gillespie (01.08.1914 - ); two sons.
12.01.1915
Dulwich, Camberwell district, London SE
-
09.03.1978
Chichester district, West Sussex
Prob. T/S.Lt. 12.04.1940
T/S.Lt. 15.10.1940, seniority 12.04.1940
T/Lt. 12.04.1941 (reld 06.03.1946)
31.08.1939     entered RN as a rating
24.04.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Pangbourne (Hunt class minesweeper) [wounded 28.05.1940 during evacuation operations at Dunkirk]
05.05.1941 - (06.)1942 First Lieutenant, HMS Polruan (Bangor class minesweeper)
(08.1942) - (12.1942) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) *
18.12.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (for instructional duties)
[instructor in Asdic (sonar)]
10.07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for anti-submarine duty with Bombay Escort Force)
12.02.1945 - 07.1945 Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
14.07.1945 - 01.11.1945 HMAS Rushcutter (RAN anti-submarine training establishment and reserve depot, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW)
1946? - 1951? Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Buckley,
Ronald
R. Buckley
Residence: Liversedge.
1920 ?
-
T/S.Lt. 25.09.1942
T/Lt. 23.03.1945 (reld 15.07.1946)

Croix de Guerre (France)

CdeG 12.1944 Operation Dragoon (invasion South of France 08.44)
Education: Heckmondwike Grammar School.
1940     entered RNVR as Telegraphist
13.10.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
01.01.1943 - (04.)1943 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, Algeria)
18.05.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Ronaldsay (Isles class trawler)
(04.1944) - (10.1944) HMS Ronaldsay (Isles class trawler) *
(08?.)1944 - (01.1945) British Naval Liaison Officer, French destroyer "Forbin"
(04.1945)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
18.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Woolloomooloo (RN repair base, Sydney, NSW)
"Taken prisoner by French in North Africa when his ship was sunk."
* indexed, but not listed as such
Buist,
William Spowart Dalrymple *
"Bill"
W.S.D. Buist
Married (1951, Hawick district, Roxburghshire, Scotland); one son, one daughter.
* Navy List has (incorrectly): William Spavant Dalrymple
?
-
31.05.1997
Edinburgh, Scotland
T/Midsh. ?
T/A/S.Lt. 19.07.1944
T/S.Lt. 19.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
03.02.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(06.1944)     HM LCT 677 (landing craft, tank)
[
Was part of the first assault wave on 06.06.1944, on Juno beach. He served under a few skippers, notable Elwyn (Charlie) Pittard, and Alan Good - the latter being HMRNZN. After shuttling troops and equipment back and forward between the UK and Normandy, he became involved in convoys to and from the USA - mainly taking LCTs over to the US for subsequent use against Japan]
Joined Lothian and Peebles Police in 1952 and rose eventually to the rank of Superintendent, retiring in 1983.
Bullard,
Gerald Humphrey
G.H. Bullard
Son of Col. Gerald Thomas Bullard (1876-1932), and Eugenia Barclay, of Gressenhall, Norfolk.
Married ((06?).1951, Depwade district, Norfolk) Patricia Frances Marigold Read, youngest daughter of Lt.Col. R.J. Read, of Hapton Hall, Norwich, Norfolk; three sons, one daughter.
20.11.1916
Erpingham district, Norfolk
-
01.1989
East Dereham district, Norfolk
T/S.Lt. 21.10.1939
T/Lt. 20.11.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
10.11.1937     enrolled Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached London Division RNVR)
09.1939     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
21.10.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Iron Duke (depot ship)
26.08.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport) (additional; for miscellaneous serivces)
18.05.1941 - (12.1941) HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
07.01.1942 - (04.)1944 Flag Lieutenant to Admiral Commanding Orkney and Shetland [HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)]
01.05.1944 - (01.)1945 Flag Lieutenant to Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic [HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown)]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Bullick,
William Joshua [Johnston]
W.J. Bullick (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Bullick)
05.03.1921
Dungannon district, Ireland
-
28.11.1986
Belfast, Northern Ireland
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 11.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
      served probably on a North Russian convoy early in the war
      trained with the Commandos (at Achnacarry, Scotland)
(06.1944?)     HMS Prince Charles (landing ship, infantry)
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements:
11.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Arbiter (escort carrier)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Tea planter in India. Retired to Belfast.
Bullock,
Edward John
"Ted"
E.J. Bullock (Photo courtesy of Mr M.E.T. (Mike) Bullock)
Son of James Arthur Edward and Helen Bullock.
Married (17.05.1941, Bebington, Cheshire) Florence Gwendoline Crosthwaite; two sons, one daughter.
06.06.1916
Hong Kong
-
28.09.1982
Ulverston district, Cumbria
Electr.Mech. 28.02.1944 [PM/X 678775]
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.10.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.04.1945
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.) > 07.1945, < 10.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Eremedaille in Brons (Bronze Medal), Orde van Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands) OON 10.01.1947 decree No. 39
28.02.1944     HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness) (entry routine only)
28.02.1944 - 10.06.1944 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich)
11.06.1944 - 29.07.1944 HMS Diomede (cruiser)
30.07.1944 - 31.07.1944 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
01.08.1944 - 12.10.1944 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
13.11.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Ambrose (9th Submarine Flotilla base, Dundee) (for submarines)
1944? - 1945? British Naval Liaison Officer, Hr.Ms. 0-24 (Dutch submarine)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Became Director of Studies at Ford Motor Company Mechanized Farming Centre in Essex (c. 1948) before becoming the Director of Duly’s Tractor Division in Zimbabwe in 1958.
Bullock,
Joseph William
J.W. Bullock (Photo courtesy of Mr Martyn Bullock)
From Cleethorpes.
14.07.1912
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

-
16.02.1991

Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
T/S.Lt.
14.08.1942
T/Lt.
13.02.1943, seniority 14.11.1942
Mention in Despatches MID
20.02.1945
minesweeping & enemy human torpedo attacks



HMS Pelican (sloop)
24.04.1944
-
(06.)1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Jude (minesweeping trawler)
22.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HMS Hellisay (minesweeping trawler)
(1945/46?)


HMS Foula (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
(1946?)
 
 
Commanding Officer, HMS Hunda (minesweeping trawler)
Pre- & post-war office manager to Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons (Trawler Owners of Grimsby).
Bulstrode,
John Christopher
J.C. Bulstrode
Brother of Chapl. M.W. Bulstrode, RNVR.
?
-
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
15.09.1941
T/Sg.Lt.
1942?, seniority 15.09.1941 (reld 19.03.1946)
Education: Guy's Hospital & Middlesex Hospital; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 18.07.1940; DMR University London 1948.



served in Scotland at some point
08.10.1941
-
14.03.1943
Medical Officer, HMS Leeds (destroyer)
22.01.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
(1944/45?)


Medical Officer, HMS Courier (Algerine class minesweeper)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed

Bulstrode,
Rev. Martin William
M.W. Bulstrode
Brother of Sg.Lt. J.C. Bulstrode, RNVR.
15.10.1908
Wandsworth, London, Surrey
-
(12?).1975
Ipswich district
T/Chapl.
28.11.1942 (reld 1946?)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
New Year 45
Education: BA
05.12.1942
-
(07.1945)
chaplain, HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, Holy Loch, for 3rd Submarine Flotilla)
16.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
chaplain, HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)
Bunce,
Alan Percival
A.P. Bunce
Son of ... Bunce, and ... Coppins.
Married ((06?).1942, Worthing district, Sussex) Patricia M. Goldsmith; one son, one daughter.
18.02.1916
East Preston district, Sussex
-
17.07.1951
Westminster district, London
Prob. S.Lt. 20.06.1939
S.Lt. 07.1941, seniority 20.06.1939
A/Lt. ?
Lt. 17.07.1942, seniority 18.02.1941 (demobilized 13.03.1946)
Lt.Cdr. 18.02.1949
20.06.1939     commissioned, RNVR (Sussex Division) (List 2)
14.12.1939 - (10.)1940 HMS Zulu (Tribal class destroyer)
14.10.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Iron Duke (RN base, Scapa Flow)
29.01.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Northern Duke (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [tender to HMS Martello (auxiliary patrol base, Lowestoft)]
06.02.1943 - (10.)1944 HM LST 63 (landing ship, tank)
14.11.1944 - 20.02.1945 Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Fleet Train [HMS Montclare (destroyer depot ship)]
25.02.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) (for disposal)
Bunge,
John Maurice
J.M. Bunge
Son of ... Bunge, and ... Tosh.
Married ((09?).1946, Kensington district, London) Frances J. "Jo" Stephens; three daughters.
(06?).1921
Brentford district, Oxfordshire
-
08.09.2010
[Upton Noble?]
T/A/S.Lt. 05.06.1941
T/S.Lt. 28.03.1942
T/A/Lt. 05.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(06.1941) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
09.1941 - 12.1941 British Naval Liaison Officer, HMNethS "Heemskerck" (light cruiser)
(02.1943)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
(04.1943)     HMS Kongoni (RN base, Durban) *
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
07.09.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Inconstant (destroyer)
09.03.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Bunker,
David James
D.J. Bunker (Photo courtesy of Mr John Bunker) D.J. Bunker (Photo courtesy of Mr John Bunker)
Son (with two brothers and four sisters) of Thomas John Bunker (1872-1936), and Selina Rosina Pearn (1882-1934).
Married (29.05.1948, Register Office, Plympton, Devon) Maureen Sylvia Bam (26.01.1927 - 14.06.2008), daughter (with one sister and one brother) of Frederick Maurice Bartholomew [officially: Gerhardus Bartholomeus Mauritz] Bam (1904-), and Lily Standley (1905-1964); three sons, one daughter. Maureen Bunker remarried (1962) Archie G. Jones.
13.07.1923
Plymouth, Devon
-
05.06.1960
Salterley Grange Hospital, Leckhampton, Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
T/A/S.Lt. 19.11.1943
T/S.Lt. 19.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
23.04.1942     HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
06.03.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for motor launches)
25.04.1944 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HM ML 142 (motor launch) [HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)]
(04.1946)     HM HDML 1050 (harbour defence motor launch) *
Chartered accountant, from 1951 with Qualified Society Incorporated Accountants, later with British Road Services.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bunting,
John Francis Maguire
"Frank"
J.F.M. Bunting
Son (with three brothers and two sisters) of John Joseph Bunting (1874-1949), and Catherine Teresa Good (1873-1910).
Married ((03?).1927, Islington district, London) Frances Ethel "Eve" Ford; one son, one daughter.
(12?).1902
London City
-
14.08.1942
(died) [age 39]
[Trincomalee War Cemetery, Ceylon, 2.F.19]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 13.01.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.04.1941

* Special Branch officer employed on mining or anti-submarine fixed defence duties

(02.1941)     no appointment listed
24.03.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland)
16.07.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Defiance (training establishment, Devonport) (additional; for miscellaneous services)
01.12.1941 - 14.08.1942 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties at Colombo) (report on death)
Bunyan,
Dennis Jenkin
D.J. Bunyan (Photo courtesy of Mrs Susan Stanley)
Eldest son of Maurice Taylor Bunyan (1894-1967), football player & manager from Belgium and Paris.
Married Joan Margaret Brown (died 1966 in the Bahamas following a car accident); two daughters.
08.07.1920
Brussels, Belgium
-
01.2014 still alive at Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (A) 24.04.1941
T/S.Lt. (A) 08.07.1941
T/Lt. (A) 01.10.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 16.06.1945? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 30.06.1942 operations from Malta
      flying training in Halifax, Ontario
(08.1941)     HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
24.09.1941 - (12.1942) pilot, 828 Squadron FAA [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (despatches)
(02.1943) - (04.1943) no appointment listed: lost at sea and captured by the Germans and became POW in the Sahara Desert until rescued when allies invaded North Africa; repatriated to the UK.
(06.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
22.10.1943 - (04.)1944 pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
04.04.1944 - (06.)1944 pilot, 765 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
(10.1944)     HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown Northern Ireland) *
21.10.1944 - 15.06.1945 pilot, 846 Squadron FAA
16.06.1945 - 09.1945 Commanding Officer, 846 Squadron FAA
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burchell,
Eric Francis Charles
E.F.C. Burchell
Married (1925, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Edna Darley Wardrop (25.08.1902 - (09?).1974).
12.12.1901
London
-
(03?).1954
Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/Lt. (A) 28.02.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) > 04.1944, < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Representative. Obtained aviator's licence (No. 12538) taken on a D.H. 60 105 h.p. at the London Aeroplane Club, 06.01.1935.
(04.1940)     Fleet Air Arm
23.08.1940 - (10.)1940 pilot, 753 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
12.10.1940 - (04.)1944 pilot, 750 Squadron FAA [HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)]
06.08.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Urley (RN Air Station, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man)
09.10.1944 - (07.1945) Chief Flying Control Officer, HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton, Warrington, Lancashire)
Burden,
Ronald Joseph
R.J. Burden
Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Arthur Burden (1883-1915), and Beatrice Honour (1882-1933).
Married Gladys Mills (11.02.1915 - 16.04.2006), daughter of Thomas Mills (1888-), and Annie Shaw (1891-); one son.
11.11.1913
Woodstock, Oxford, Oxfordshire
-
04.11.1995
Trafford district, Cheshire
T/Paym.S.Lt. 26.06.1941
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 26.06.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Lt. (S) RN ?, seniority 26.06.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) RN < 07.1948
Lt.Cdr. (S) RN 26.06.1950 (emgcy 21.11.1950)
26.06.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
22.07.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
02.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for duty in the office of Rear-Admiral Alexandria)
(10.1944)     HMS Demetrius (training establishment, Wetherby) *
17.10.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Macaw (FAA training establishment, Wellbank, Cumberland)
30.09.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Corbrae (minesweeper depot ship, East Indies)
13.07.1948 - (05.)1953 HMS Alaunia
13.10.1953 - (04.)1955 HMS Dalrymple
20.07.1955 - (01.1957) HMS Gamecock
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burge,
Brian Ormsby
B.O. Burge
Son (with four brothers and one sister) of Henry Ormsby Burge (1864-1950), and Emma Lottie Hiller (1879-1952).
Brother of Capt. (E) Charles Ralph Ormsby Burge, DSO, RN, and Maj. Desmond Featherstonhaugh Burge, RM.

Married ((06?).1950, Hendon district, Middlesex) Muriel Eleanor Rixon ((03?).1924 - 27.12.2010); one daughter, one son.
18.06.1923
Willesden district, Oxfordshire
-
12.1997
Derby district, Derbyshire
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 16.10.1944
T/S.Lt. (E) 16.04.1945 (reld > 07.1946)
31.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for miscellaneous duties)
(10.1945)     HMS Landswell (Mobile Landing Craft Advanced Base (MOLCAB) I, Cochin) *
03.1946 - (04.)1946) HMS Landswell (Mobile Landing Craft Advanced Base (MOLCAB) I, Cochin)
22.05.1946 - (07.1946) Craft and Amphibious Material Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burgess,
Frank
F. Burgess
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 18.10.1940
T/Lt. 18.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
17.12.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Oystermouth Castle (minesweeping trawler)
(12.1941)     French Ship "Paris" *
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Colonsay (minesweeper base, Grimsby) *
16.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Colonsay (minesweeper base, Grimsby)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burgess,
William
W. Burgess (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Wordsworth)
Eldest child of William Burgess (1870?-1935), and Edith Maude Adie (1875-?).
Married (03.1942) Olave May Osborne (09.03.1917-03.08.2001); two daughters.

26.08.1910
Kingswood, Surrey
-
05.12.1996
Southampton, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. 
11.07.1940
T/Lt.
11.10.1940
05.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Mashona (destroyer)
01.07.1941
-
(08.)1943
HMS Ashanti (destroyer)
Burgoyne,
George Herbert
G.H. Burgoyne
Son (with two sisters) of Charles Herbert Burgoyne (1888-1967), and Maude Annie Teed (1889-1925).
Married ...; ... children (three sons?).
24.01.1915
Honiton district, Devon
-
01.11.2004
Hayling Island, South East Hampshire district
T/A/S.Lt. 12.05.1944
T/S.Lt. 12.11.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Queen's Police Medal for distinguished service QPM 13.06.1970 HM's birthday 70: as Commander, Metropolitan Police
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
11.08.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Skipjack (Algerine class minesweeper)
02.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Foula (Isles class trawler) (from mid-1945 possibly in command)
A London policeman at the commencement of war and at the conclusion of hostilities returned to the Metropolitan Police, gaining high rank before a long retirement.
Burke,
Edward Seymour
E.S. Burke
?
-
30.07.1941
(MPK)
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 2, panel 6]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 03.02.1941
(04.1941)     no appointment listed
15.05.1941 - 30.07.1941 pilot, 800 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent), then HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
[Missing, presumed killed on air operations on the Petsamo strike in Fulmar N4029; together with Naval Acm. James Beardsley force landed 6 miles off the coast and last seen alive in a dinghy.]
Burnell,
Digby [Michael] McLaren
D.M. Burnell
Son of ... Burnell, and ... Joseph.
25.02.1920
Willesden district, Middlesex
-
25.03.2003
North Dorset district, Dorset
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
07.11.1943
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
1945?
31.05.1943
-
(04.1946)
borne on HMS President III (accounting base for personnel serving on Defence Equipped Merchant Ships); served apparently mainly in corvettes on North Atlantic convoys, e.g. HMS Test & HMS Snowflake; last appointment in 1945 was the British Admiralty Delegation in Washington [HMS Saker]
Burnell,
James Walter
J.W. Burnell
Son of ... Burnell, and ... French.
Married ...; ... children (two sons?).
29.07.1925
Edmonton district, Oxfordshire
-
28.01.2008
Kingston, Cambridge
T/Midsh. 24.03.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 29.01.1945
T/S.Lt. 29.07.1945 (reld > 07.1946)
Education: Oxford University.
      HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
20.06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Burwell (destroyer)
20.02.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Lancaster (destroyer)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
18.10.1945 - (04.)1946 HMS Mauritius (cruiser)
06.1946 - (07.1946) HMS Liverpool (cruiser)
Chartered accountant. With Wilkinson & Mellor, London, 1950s. A director of Citybrim Ltd., 1991-1998.
Burnett,
the Rev. Frank
F. Burnett
Remembered with a memorial window in St Julian's Church, Norwich.
?
-
25.11.1941
(KIA)
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 60. column 3]
T/Chapl.
19.12.1939
Education: .... (BA)
Priest at St Julian's Church, Norwich, 1931-1939.
08.02.1940
-
03.04.1941
HMS Maine (hospital ship)
04.04.1941
-
25.11.1941
HMS Barham (battleship) (sunk, Eastern Mediterranean)
Burnett,
[Prof. Sir] John Harrison
J.H. Burnett J.H. Burnett
Son of the Rev. T. Harrison Burnett.
Married (1945) Enid Margaret Bishop, elder daughter of Rev. Dr. E.W. Bishop, of Chichester; two sons.

21.01.1922
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
-
22.07.2007
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 16.03.1942
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.12.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.09.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Knight Bachelor Kt 31.12.1986 New Year 87: Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh [conferred 11.02.1987]
Mention in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44

* Special Branch officer for scientific [radar] duties

Education: Kingswood School, Bath; Merton College, Oxford (1940-1942 & 1946-1947; Rugby XV; Postmaster and Kitchener Scholar; BA 1946; 1st Botany & MA 1947; Christopher Welch Scholar 1947; DPhil 1953; Honorary Fellow 1997).
1942 - 1946 served RNVR: general service & Combined Operations, Atlantic, Channel and Mediterranean; served in destroyers protecting arctic convoys and in the Mediterranean during the siege of Malta; he was also briefly holed up in a cave with Marshal Tito in Yugoslavia during the secret partisan war of the liberation of that country
(04.1942) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
24.07.1942 - 05.1943 HMS Monck (HQ Combined Training, Largs & RN Barracks and landing craft base, Port Glasgow)
05.1943 - 09.1944 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)
      "F" Support Craft Squadron (despatches)
16.09.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
Lecturer, Lincoln College, Oxford, 1948-1949. Fellow (by Exam.) at Magdalen College, Oxford, 1949-1953. University lecturer and demonstrator, Oxford, 1949-1953. Lecturer, University of Liverpool, 1954-1955. Professor of Botany, University of St Andrews, 1955-1960 (Dean of Faculty of Science, 1958-1960). Chairman, Scottish Horticultural Research Association, 1958-(1964). Professor of Botany, King's College, University of Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1961-1963 & University of Newcastle, 1963-1968 (Dean of Faculty of Science, 1966-1968; Public Orator, 1966-1968). Regius Professor of Botany, University of Glasgow, 1968-1970. Sibthorpian Professor of Rural Economy and Fellow, St John's College, Oxford, 1970-1979 (Member, General Board of Faculties, 1972-1977 [Vice-Chairman, 1974-1976]; Hebdomodal Council, 1974-1979). Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh, 1979-1987. Executive Secretary, World Council for the Biosphere, 1987-1993. Chairman and Founder, International Organisation for Plant Information, 1991-1996. Lectures Delgarno, University of Manitoba 1979-1980, Bewley Memorial 1982, Peacock Memorial, Dundee University 1982, St Leonard's, University of St Andrews 1988. Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), 04.03.1957 (member of Council, 1960-(1964)). Fellow, Institute of Biology (FIBiol), 1969. Editor, The New Phytologist, 1961. Chairman: Scottish Horticultural Research Institution, 1959-1974. Co-ordinating Commission for Biological Recording, 1989-2003; National Biodiversity Network Trust, 2000-2005; Member: Nature Conservancy Scottish Committee, 1961-1966, English Committee, 1966-1969; Nature Conservancy Council, 1987-1989 (Deputy Chairman and Acting Chairman, 1988-1989; Member Scottish Committee, 1980-87); Nuffield Foundation Biol. Project, 1962-1968 (Chairman, 1965-1968); British Mycological Society (President, 1982-1983); Trustee, The New Phytologist, 1962-1985, Adviser, 1985-1999; Member: Academic Advisory Council, Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, 1964-1966; Council, University of Buckingham, 1989- 1996. Member: Newcastle Reg. Hosp. Board, 1964-1968; Kingswood Association (President, 1989). Honorary Consultant: Nat. Grid Co., 1990-1999; Heritage Lottery Fund, 1995-99. Hon. Res. Prof., Open University, 1996-1999. Honorary Fellow: RCSE, 1983; Green College, Oxford, 1988. Hon. DSc: Buckingham, 1981; Pennsylvania, 1983; Hon.
LLD: Dundee, 1982; Strathclyde, 1983; Glasgow, 1987; Dr hc: Edinburgh, 1988. Commendatore, Order of Merit (Italy), 1990.
Publications: Vegetation of Scotland, editor and contributions, 1964; Fundamentals of Mycology, 1968, 3rd edition 1994; Mycogenetics, 1975; Fungal Walls and Hyphal Growth, editor and contributions, 1979; Edinburgh University Portraits 11, 1986; Speciation and Evolution in Fungi, 1989; (editor jointly and contributions) The Maintenance of the Biosphere, 1989; (editor jointly and contributions) Surviving with the Biosphere, 1994; Biological Recording in the UK: present practice and future development, 1996; Fungal Populations and Species, 2003; papers in various books and scientific journals.
Burnett,
Robert Adams
R.A. Burnett (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury) R.A. Burnett (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury)
30.04.1919
-
12.2001
Brighton district, Sussex
T/S.Lt.
13.12.1940
T/Lt.
01.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(02.1941)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
05.1941
-
(02.1943)
HMS Mallow (corvette)
05.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Spiraea (corvette) **
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (07.1945) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Burney,
Roger John Gilbert
R.J.G. Burney
Son of Lt.Col. Arthur Edward Cave Burney, DSO, MC, RA, and of Dorothy Burney, of Hay, Herefordshire.
(06?).1919
Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
19.02.1942
(KIA) [age 22]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 71. column 1]
T/S.Lt.
07.08.1941
Education: Peterhouse, Cambridge University (BA)
30.08.1941
-
10.11.1941
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Jastrzab (Polish submarine) [till circa 10.11.1941]
05.11.1941
-
19.02.1942
British Naval Liaison Officer, Surcouf (French submarine) [sunk by collision with the American merchant ship Thomson Lykes in the Caribbean off the approaches to the Panama Canal]
Burns,
Harry
H. Burns

Adopted son of Hugh and Margaret E. Burns, of Wallasey, Cheshire.
1922 ?
-
19.03.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5, panel 5]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
26.01.1942
-
19.03.1944
observer, 825 Squadron FAA [1944 HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
Burr,
Alexander Ford
"Buzz"
A.F. Burr
Son of ... Burr, and ... Ellis.
Married ((09?).1952, Wednesbury district, Staffordshire) Dorothy H. Wilks; one daughter, one son.
(12?).1917
Wirral district, Cheshire
-
02.02.2013
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 24.01.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.10.1942
T/Lt. (A) mid 1943, seniority 26.10.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Lt. (A) 04.01.1948
Lt.Cdr. 04.01.1952
Cdr. RNR 15.03.1961 (retd 26.10.1967)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 12.09.1967 1st clasp
04.02.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) (for Lancing establishment)
(08.1942) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
(12.1942)     HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton) *
(02.1943) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
06.06.1943 - (08.)1943 observer, 747 Squadron FAA [HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire)] (and for crew training)
09.1943 - (02.)1944 observer, 700 Squadron FAA [HMS King George V (battleship)]
15.03.1944 - (01.)1945 observer, HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
01.07.1945 - (07.)1945 observer, 1773 Squadron FAA
15.08.1945 - (10.1945) observer, 826 Squadron FAA
1948? - 1950s Permanent RNVR
* indexed. but not listed as such
Burrell,
Robert John
R.J. Burrell
Son of late Robert Burrell, QC, and ... Parry.
Married (1948) Thelma Louise Mawdesley Harris; no children.
28.11.1923
Willesden district, Middlesex
-
24.10.1985
London City
T/Midsh.
?
T/S.Lt.
01.03.1944
T/Lt.
> 04.1946

QC 1973




served War, Royal Navy, 1942-46: Fleet Minesweepers and Motor Torpedo Boats (English Channel and Adriatic, participated in D Day landings, 1944)
11.10.1943
-
(10.1944)
Third Officer, HM MTB 615 (motor torpedo boat)
19.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 638 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Cardigan Bay (frigate) *
Called to Bar, Inner Temple, 1948; Bencher, Inner Temple, 1980; Member: Senate of Inns of Court and the Bar, 1983-85; Council of Legal Education, 1984-. Member, Paddington Borough Council, 1949-56 (Chairman Housing Committee, 1953-56); Chairman: Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal, 1974-; President, Ligue Internationale contre la Concurrence Déloyale (Paris), 1980-82 (Vice-President,  1978-80); Member, EEC Working Committee, EEC Trade Mark Law, 1975-77.
* indexed. but not listed as such
Burt,
Edward Alfred
E.A. Burt
14.08.1910 ??
-
04.1989 ??
Surrey Northern ??
T/S.Lt.
17.01.1940
T/Lt.
17.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 04.1946

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
22.01.1946
St. Nazaire raid 22.03.42 [decoration posted]
05.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Angle (auxiliary trawler)
29.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
19.05.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
(03.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM ML 262 (motor launch)
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland) *
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS President (Admiralty) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burt,
Herbert George
H.G. Burt (Photo courtesy of Mr Pete Burt)
Son (with three brothers) of Ernest E. Burt, and Mabel Bloomfield.
Brother of Capt. Spencer Ernest Burt, Army Dental Corps & F/Lt. Edward Russell Burt, RAFVR.
Married ....; ... children.
27.10.1923
Woodbridge district, Suffolk
-
30.01.2011
T/A/S.Lt. 1943?
T/S.Lt. 10.03.1944
T/Lt. 10.03.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
16.11.1943 - (07.)1945 Asdic officer, HMS Lochy (frigate) (2nd Escort Group)
14.12.1945 - (04.1946) First Lieutenant, HMS Pladda (minesweeping trawler)
Burton,
George Alexander
G.A. Burton
?
-
T/S.Lt. 11.09.1942
T/A/Lt. 25.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943)     HMS Spartiate (RN base Clyde, Glasgow) *
(04.1943) - (12.1944) British Naval Liaison Officer, French ship "President Houdouce" (trawler) *
01.03.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Fann (RN base, Dakar, Senegal)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) British Naval Liaison Officer, French ship "Gazelle" (Chamois class minesweeper) *
(10.1944) - (10.1945) British Naval Liaison Officer, French ship "Strule" (River class frigate, renamed as "Croix de Lorraine") *
(04.1946)     British Naval Liaison Officer, French ship "Emile Bertin" (light cruiser) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burton,
John
J. Burton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diane Kay)
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 05.02.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
27.02.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Emperor (escort carrier)
Burwood,
Kenneth Leslie Jack
K.L.J. Burwood
Son of Jack Henry Burwood (1887-1920), and Mabel Edith Compton (1893-1978).
Married (09.09.1948, St Kenelm's Church, Romsley, Bromsgrove district, Worcestershire) Mary Jennette Chilton (13.06.1922 - 03.01.2009), daughter (with two brothers and one sister) of Thomas Henry Chilton (1894-1950), and Alice Gertrude Mann (1892-1990); one daughter.
11.12.1914
Smethwick, Staffordshire
-
04.06.1975
Birmingham district, West Midlands
Ord.Sea. ? [JX259846]
T/A/S.Lt. 11.12.1942
T/S.Lt. 11.06.1943
T/Lt. 01.01.1945 (reld 13.09.1946)
31.03.1941     joined RNVR
(02.1943) - (04.1943) no appointment listed
19.04.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Espiègle (Algerine class minesweeper)
1945/46?     First Lieutenant, HMS Rinaldo (Algerine class minesweeper)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Civil servant.
Bushell,
Frederick Reeve
F.R. Bushell
Son (with two brothers and four sisters) of Frederick Howard Bushell (1877-1964), and Edith Ellen Reeve (1874-1956).
Married (10.11.1927, Portsmouth, Hampshire) Marjorie Olive Cooper (19.06.1904 - 05.02.2000), daughter (with five brothers) of William Basil Hoddinot Cooper (1867-1933), and Annie Eliza Shervell (1877-1969); three sons.
11.05.1903
Sheringham, Erpingham district, Norfolk
-
07.12.1989
Horndean, Petersfield district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. (E) 01.02.1943
T/A/Lt. (E) > 10.1943, < 12.1943
T/Lt. (E) 01.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
29.09.1939 - 05.07.1940 HMS Express (E class destroyer)
10.1940 - 07.1941 HMS Tonbridge (netlayer)
1942     HMS Boston (Bangor class minesweeper)
1943     HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)
03.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, Algeria/Taranto, Italy) (additional; for miscellaneous duties)
01.07.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Messina)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Butcher,
Ernest William
E.W. Butcher
Married ((09?).1940, Bromley district, Kent) Doris Violet Varney (17.07.1914 - 10.2005); one daughter, one son.
14.02.1910
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
17.09.1967
Bromley district, Kent
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 02.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer employed on staff, etc., duties ashore, but has not received any training of an executive nature

(10.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
His daughter writes: "I was told by my father that he taught navigation and seamanship as he was a Sea Cadet Officer and Sea Scout Officer for many years prior to the Second World War. He also took a Sea Scout Boat out to Dunkirk after hearing of the rescue on the radio whilst at a camp on the Isle of Wight."
Butcher,
Graham
G. Butcher
Son of Paym.Cdr. Edwin Percy Butcher, RNVR (1877-1961), accountant, and Gertrude Graham.
Married ... Woodrow; ... children (one daughter?).
Residence: (1962) Hove, Sussex.
08.07.1909
Hove, Sussex
-
(03?).1981
Brighton district, East Sussex
T/Lt. 09.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943 (reld > 11.1945, < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. RNR 29.07.1965, seniority 22.09.1962
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) RNR 02.12.1966, seniority 22.09.1962 (removed from active list 08.07.1969)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.08.1942 Murmansk convoys 03-05.42 [investiture 07.12.43]
18.12.1939 - (10.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Lord Austin (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [tender to HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan)]
19.11.1940 - 08.05.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS St Elstan (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(06.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
09.1942 - 10.12.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Prospect (Isles class (minesweeping) trawler)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
25.03.1944 - 05.08.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Lavender (corvette)
18.08.1944 - 13.02.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Denbigh Castle (corvette) [ship damaged by U-992 and ran aground Kola Inlet]
21.03.1945 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Tarbert (frigate)
05.1945 - 08.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Killisport (frigate)
31.08.1945 - 21.11.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Shin (frigate)
29.07.1965     commissioned, Permanent RNR
02.12.1966     transferred, RNR (Special Branch)
Butler,
Adrian Howard Gwyer
A.H.G. Butler
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Thomas Howard Butler, JP (1887-1959), and Harriett Maud Rose Gwyer (1884-).
Married ...; two daughters.
23.02.1918
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
07.1993
Trowbridge district, Wiltshire
Prob. Midsh. 30.11.1937
Midsh. 10.12.1938, seniority 30.11.1937
A/S.Lt. 02.06.1939
S.Lt. 11.01.1940
Lt. 02.12.1941 (commission terminated 29.08.1944; medically unfit)
Mention in Despatches MID 10.02.1942 E-boat attack on convoy 19.11.41
Education: Clifton College (North Town House; 1932.1-1936.2). Played for United Services XV, 1936-1941.
Student member, Institute of Metals, 1938.
30.08.1939 - (12.1939) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
08.01.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Westminster (destroyer) (despatches)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
03.02.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Inconstant (destroyer)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
11.05.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Woolston (destroyer)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
Secretary and Director, Allen Davies & Coy. Ltd., Bristol.
Butler,
George Beaumont
R.A. Butler
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
04.07.1918
-
11.1999
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
Capt. MN ?
T/S.Lt. 21.04.1941
T/Lt. 01.07.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 16.08.1940 Dunkirk
(06.1940) - 21.04.1941 Master, HMY Laroc (yacht) (despatches)
21.04.1941 - (08.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Laroc (auxiliary armed yacht)
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
10.1942 - (12.1942) Commanding Officer, HMS Kelt (auxiliary trawler)
(02.1943)     HMS Kenkora *
03.1943 - (10.1944) Commanding Officer, HMS Kenkora II (auxiliary armed yacht)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
04.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Coldstreamer (auxiliary patrol trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Butler,
Harry
H. Butler (Photo courtesy of Mr John Butler)
Married ((09?).1942, Sutton Coldfield district, Warwickshire) Madeline Hoskins (22.02.1913 - 04.1997); one son.
29.12.1916
-
03.01.2003
T/Sg.Lt. 14.05.1943 (reld 08.07.1946)
Education: Queen's College, Cambridge & Birmingham (BA 1938, MA 1946, MB, BCh 1942, MD Camb 1950, PhD 1976).
14.05.1943 - (06.)1943 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
16.06.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Icarus (I class destroyer)
12.1944 - 09.1945 RN Auxiliary Hospital, Brisbane, Australia [HMS Furneaux]
25.09.1945 - (04.)1946 Royal Hospital, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
Reader Anatomy (Univ. London) St. Bart. Hospital Medical College. Professor of Anatomy & Dean Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan. Associate Professor, later Professor of Anatomy, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1964-1984, Emeritus 1984-2003.

Butler,
John Brian
R.A. Butler
?
-
?
 
T/A/S.Lt. 30.07.1944
T/S.Lt. 30.01.1945
08.07.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for motor landing craft) *
* In name index of Navy List from Apr 1945 shown as: HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
Butler,
Richard Armstrong
R.A. Butler
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
1943?
T/S.Lt.
02.01.1944
T/A/Lt.
16.11.1943?
T/Lt.
02.01.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
16.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
Radar Officer, HMS Lochy (frigate) [eventually Commanding Officer 1945/46?]
Butler,
Robert Alan
R.A. Butler
?
-
 
T/S.Lt. ?
T/A/Lt. 12.11.1942
02.10.1943 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HM MMS 1035 (motor minesweeper)
21.03.1946 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 290 (motor minesweeper)
Butler,
Robert John
R.J. Butler
Son of Albert Henry Butler, and Florence Sheppard, of Finchley, Middlesex.
10.12.1920
Islington district, London
-
05.01.1943
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 73.3]
T/A/S.Lt. 14.08.1941
T/S.Lt. 23.03.1942, seniority 10.12.1941
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
? - 05.01.1943 British Naval Liaison Officer, "Bodø" (Norwegian patrol craft) (missing, presumed killed when ship was mined & sunk in North Sea)
Butler,
Stanley Joseph
S.J. Butler
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 29.07.1940
T/El.Lt. 29.11.1940
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. > 08.1942, < 02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1940)     HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) *
29.11.1940 - 26.01.1941 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for miscellaneous duties)
27.01.1941 - (01.)1945 HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory)
03.1945 - (07.1945) Port Anti-Submarine Officer, Colombo [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Butler,
Thomas Henry
"Tom"
T.H. Butler
1920 ?
-
08.2012 still alive in Australia
T/S.Lt. (E) 04.01.1943
T/Lt. (E) 04.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
04.01.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary), from early 1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) HMS Prince Leopold (landing ship, infantry) (as Flotilla Engineer Officer of a landing craft flotilla) *
(10.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Button,
Ronald Albert
R.A. Button
Mother's maiden name Spanswick ??
(06?).1921 ??
Frome district, Somerset ??
-
T/S.Lt.
16.10.1941
T/A/Lt.
16.10.1942
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
18.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
01.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Buxton,
Michael Auriol
M.A. Buxton
Son (with four brothers) of Henry Fowell Buxton (1876-1949), and Katharine Tayspel Round (1881-1945).
Brother of Maj. John Fowell Buxton, Maj. Robert James Buxton, and Capt. Joseph Gurney Fowell Buxton.
Married (05.02.1938) Elizabeth Edith Millicent Elwes (14.06.1916 - 30.12.2003).
04.09.1914
Erpingham, Cromer, Norfolk
-
09.1990
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Prob. T/S.Lt. 03.01.1940
T/Lt. 05.01.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Businessman (brewery). Obtained civil aviator's certificate (No. 11970) taken on D.H. 60 Gipsey 85 h.p. at Northamptonshire Aero Club, 14.06.1934.
1940 - (03.)1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
08.03.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
(12.1940)     no appointment listed
03.01.1941 - 10.12.1941 HMS Prince of Wales (battleship) [ship sunk by Japanese aircraft off east coast of Malaya]
11.12.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) (for small craft)
07.11.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth) (for signal duties on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth)
14.07.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) (for signal duties on staff of Second-in-Command Naval Air Stations, and Commodore, Naval Air Stations (North))
(10.1943) - (04.1944) no appointment listed
10.04.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for communications & W/T duties on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth)
Published: Service at sea : with the Royal Navy in World War II (1988).
Byam-Corstiaens,
Guy Frederick *

G.F. Byam-Corstiaens
Son of Gustave Charles M. Corstiaens, Belgian Army officer, and Dorothy Byam Grounds.
* Better known under the name: Guy Byam. Birth registration under the name: Frederick Guy Byam Corstiaens.

28.07.1918
Emberton, Newport Pagnell district, Buckinghamshire / Northamptonshire
-
03.02.1945
(MPK) [age 26]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 292]
T/A/S.Lt. (E) ? (reld 1940/41)
      temporary officer serving under T.124 agreement
? - 05.11.1940 HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser) (survived when ship sunk by German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer)
(1944?) - 03.02.1945 war correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (jumped with the airbornes at Normandy [06.1944] & Arnhem [09.1944]) [missing in action from an Eighth US Air Force daylight raid on Berlin]
On 3 February, 1945, BBC war reporter Guy Byam was killed when a US bomber crashed after a daylight raid on Berlin. Byam, 26, was on board ‘The Rose of York' (named after Princess Margaret), a US 8 th Air Force Flying Fortress. The plane was damaged by anti-aircraft fire over Berlin and disappeared over the North Sea. In the early years of the war Byam saw action with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Combined Operations but was wounded and invalided out. He joined the BBC's War Reporting Unit in April, 1944. Two months later he parachuted into Normandy with British paratroopers on D-Day and his reports made him a household name. A listener wrote after his death: ‘All looked forward to hearing his enthusiastic and youthful voice in the 9 o'clock news.'
Bye,
Frank Robert William
F.R.W. Bye
Son of Frank and Elizabeth Bye.
Married ((06?).1922, Woolwich district, London) Madeline Alice Griffiths (09.09.1901 - 04.1994); ... children.
18.05.1898
Winchester, Hampshire
-
(03?).1971
Battle district, Sussex
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
21.05.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for duties with Sea Transport Officers)
17.01.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea) (for service at Newport)
06.04.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton) (for Sea Transport duties)
(11?).1944 - 11.1944 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Byndon-Ayres,
Erik Davis
J.N. Gems
Son of Dennis Byndon-Ayres (1876?-1928), and Emily A. Nicholson.
Married 1st ((06?).1940, Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire) Edna J. Barton. Edna Byndon-Ayres remarried (1946) Gordon Graham.
Married 2nd ((12?).1946, St Marylebone district, London) Evelyn Lucy W. MacCabe (26.06.1913 - 12.1997); ... children (two daughters?).
14.02.1913
St Marylebone district, London
-
04.1989
Ringwood & Fordingbridge district, Hampshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 09.02.1940
T/A/Lt. 09.02.1941 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Education: Cambridge University.
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
17.04.1940 - (12.1940) RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(05.1940)     3 Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion ... (Boulogne)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
05.04.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Winchester (destroyer)
(02.1942) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
02.07.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Sherwood (destroyer)
(08.1943) - (02.1944) HMS Foley (frigate) *
10.02.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Drury (frigate)
(07.1945)     HMS Scarborough (sloop) *
Banker.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Byng,
Anthony Hastings West
A.H.W. Byng (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))

Son of George West Byng (1891-...), and Elsie Elizabeth Matthews (1896-...).
14.05.1917
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
05.1986
Brighton district, Sussex
T/Paym.S.Lt. 25.08.1939
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 25.08.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 06.01.1942 high fleet operations, especially Norwegian waters
25.08.1939 - (04).1941 for duty in office of Rear-Admiral/Vice­Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, aboard:
HMS Hood 25.08.1939 - 11.03.1940
HMS Renown 11.03.1940 - 13.04.1940
HMS Warspite 13.04.1940 - ??.04.1940
HMS Renown ??.04.1940 - 10.08.1940
HMS Hood 10.08.1940 - (04.)1941
(2nd Battle of Narvik)
14.05.1941 - (12.1941) for duty in office of Rear-Admiral Commanding 18th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)]
15.10.1942 - (10.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
01.05.1944 - (04.1946) for duty in office of Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic [HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown)]
Byng,
Robert Cecil
"Robin";
7th Earl of Strafford (cr. 1847) (Baron Strafford (1835), Viscount Enfield (1847))
R.C. Byng  
Son of Hon. Ivo Francis Byng (1874-1949), fourth son of the 5th Earl, and Agnes Constance Travers (?-1950).
Succeeded uncle 24.12.1951.
Married 1st (01.01.1934, Chelsea district, London; divorced 1947) Maria Magdalena Elizabeth Cloete, daughter of Henry Cloete, CMG, Alphen, South Africa; two sons.
Married 2nd (19.06.1948, Westminster, London) Clara Evelyn Wadia, daughter of Sir Nusserwanjee Nowrosjee
Wadia, KBE, CIE.
29.07.1904
-
04.03.1984
Northumberland West district, Northumberland
Prob. T/Lt.
26.10.1942
T/Lt.
07.1943, seniority 26.10.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 12.1943, < 04.1944 (reld 25.05.1946)
Education: Cambridge (MA, 1940).
Before the war Byng had owned a Brixham trawler, the Arthur Rogers, and he spent the summer of 1939 in her as a member of Dr Edward Builard's team investigating the Atlantic Shelf. Later, as a civilian, he joined Bullard at HMS Vernon to work on the magnetic and acoustic mines.
(12.)1941
-
(08.)1942
Temporary Experimental Officer (Civil Officer), Scientific Research and Experiment Department, Admiralty
26.10.1942
-
(07.1945)
Miscellaneous Weapon Development Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Literature: Gerald Pawle, The secret war (1956).
Bynoe,
Keith Martin
K.M. Bynoe
Married ...; ... children (two sons?).
?
-
1977
T/S.Lt. 05.06.1941
T/A/Lt. 05.12.1943 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
03.11.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea)
01.01.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
       
 
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