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1939-1945

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Coatalen,
Herve Louis
H.L. Coatalen
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E) 17.11.1941
T/Lt. (E) 17.11.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
24.03.1942 - (08.1942) HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for 4th MTB Flotilla)
23.08.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Coates,
Thomas George
T.G. Coates
?
-
T/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 21.12.1944 (reld 1947?)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed (apparently served in India)
His grandson writes: "He was working in naval armament supply 'RINAD' and I think he spent time on Butcher Island. During the time he served he also spent time in Bombay, Madras and his first port of call was Trincomalee in Ceylon - where he spent three weeks in hospital with Dengue fever."
Coates,
William Herbert Heald
W.H.H. Coates
Son of ... Coates, and ... Heald.
Married ((09?).1948, Gosport district, Hampshire) Joan M. Ellicott ((09?).1928 - ), daughter of ... Ellicott, and ... Glasspool.
(06?).1923
Bucklow district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
07.11.2010
T/A/S.Lt. 15.10.1942?
T/S.Lt. 15.10.1943
T/Lt. 15.10.1945
Lt. 12.07.1956, seniority 25.06.1953
Lt.Cdr. 25.06.1961
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1946 wind up Europe 45
      HMS Bluebell (corvette)
14.12.1942 - (12.1943) First Lieutenant, HM MTB 245 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
04.09.1944 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HM MTB 392 (motor torpedo boat) (despatches)
08.03.1946 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1011 (motor minesweeper)
06.06.1947     transferred, List I of Permanent RNVR
12.07.1956     transferred, Permanent RNVR
Cobb,
Charles David
C.D. Cobb
?
-
T/Lt.
13.11.1943
(06.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 246 (motor torpedo boat)
Cobb,
Henry Patrick
H.P. Cobb
Son (with two brothers) of Humphrey Henry Cobb (1873-1949),and of Edith Muriel Stogdon (1880-1948).
Married (08.03.1941, Sevenoaks, Kent) Mary Elizabeth Pym (08.10.1914 - 17.05.2002), of Brasted, Kent, daughter (with three brothers) of Charles Evelyn Pym (1879-1971), and Violet Catherine Lubbock (1881-1927).
1912
-
21.07.1942
(KIA) [age 29]
[Oostende New Communal Cemetery, 9.4.30]
T/Lt.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 15.09.1942 action 20.07.42 [presented to next-of-kin]
Education: Cambridge (BA).
... - ... ...
11.08.1941 - 21.07.1942 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 328 (motor gun boat) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
Cobb,
John Hilary
J.H. Cobb (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Buckley)
Son (with two brothers) of Samuel John Cobb (1880-1950), and Mary Youatt (1877-1971).
Brother of Cdr. David Laurence Cobb, CVO, RN, and of Maj. Martin Youatt Cobb, MBE, Royal Artillery.
Married (01.11.1938) Jean Osman (14.04.1915 - ); three daughters, two sons.
06.11.1912
Hampstead district, Middlesex
-
06.01.1996
Guildford, Surrey
T/Sg.Lt. 12.04.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt. Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: University College Hospital, London; MD Lond 1938, MB, BS 1935, MRCP Lond 1939, MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1935.
12.04.1940 - 14.05.1940 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
15.05.1940 - (06.)1942 HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
02.07.1942 - (08.)1942 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
07.08.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
06.11.1943 - (07.1945) RN Auxiliary Hospital, Colombo [HMS Lanka]
Cochran,
Thomas Patrick Murray
T.P.M. Cochran
(06?).1901
Cardiff, Glamorgan
-
?
T/Lt.
14.12.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 02.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
31.05.1956

HM's birthday 56: for political and public services in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

Education: BSc
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
29.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Manchester City (controlled mining base ship, Home Waters)
02.05.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Lochinvar (minesweeping base, Port Edgar)
(02.1943)
-
(10.)1943
HMS Lochinvar (minesweeping base, Port Edgar) (for duty at Controlled Mining (C/M) Base)
04.10.1943
-
(06.)1944
staff, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
28.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
deck officer, HMS Anson (battleship) (Pacific)
(04.1946)


HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Contested in the Southern Rhodesia general election of 1948 for the Liberal Party. Worked for Tanganyika Concessions Ltd.
Cochrane,
Robert Leslie
R.L. Cochrane (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Cochrane)
Married Mary Margaret Wallace; one son.
17.04.1910
Glasgow, Scotland
-
20.11.1965
in hospital, Kensington district, London (formerly of 30B Nevern Place, London SW5)
[Golders Green Crematorium]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 19.07.1940
T/Lt. 19.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1944 < 01.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
09.09.1940 - (10.)1941 on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Belfast [HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)]
(12.1941) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943) - (04.1943) HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast) *
16.05.1943 - 12.1943 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers)
01.01.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto), from late 1944/early 1945 HMS Byrsa (RN base, Castellamare/Naples) (from late 1944/early 1945 as Senior Staff Officer (Stores) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cockburn,
Denison
D. Cockburn
Son of George and Mary Cockburn, of South Norwood, London SE.
27.06.1905
Norwood, Croydon district, London
-
08.1994
North Cotswolds district, Gloucestershire
T/Lt. (E) 20.12.1943 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
03.01.1944 - (07.1945) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
His son writes: "As he was in a reserved occupation in the early years of the war - engineer in a factory turning out tanks - he had to wait to get into uniform but entered the RNVR in 1943(?). He served as a Lieutenant (E) on HMS Adventure, a Cruiser/Minelayer. She spent some time alongside in Mulberry Harbour following the Normandy landings acting as a workshop ship. My father finished his war service in Cuxhaven in 1945 returning to the UK and in time became chief engineer of a steel works in the Black Country."
Cocke,
Leslie John
L.J. Cocke
Only son of George Hayward Cocke (1881-1965), and ... Harvey, of London.
Married ((03?).1946, Westminster, London) Mary Besse, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs E.A. Besse, of Wareham, Massachusetts, USA; ... children (two daughters, one son?).
05.07.1913
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
(03?).1982
Henley district, Oxfordshire
T/A/S.Lt. 11.12.1942
T/S.Lt. 11.06.1943
T/A/Lt. 01.10.1944
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1944, < 04.1946 (reld 05.08.1946)
Chartered accountant.
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
11.03.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cockrell,
Peter Sabin
P.S. Cockrell (Photo courtesy of Mrs Gemma Hooper)
Son of Philip and Lily Cockrell.
Married 1st ((12?).1934, Chelmsford district, Essex) Violet Mary Gosling (10.12.1908 - 02.1993); one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd ((09?).1953, Chelmsford district, Essex) Betty Wheatley (05.09.1908 - 11.1996).
14.06.1907
South Benfleet, Rochford district, Essex
-
06.1994
Surrey South-Eastern district, Surrey
T/S.Lt. 24.07.1942
T/Lt. 24.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ?? ??
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
27.10.1942 - (04.)1944 HMS Almandine (minesweeping trawler)
09.05.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Campania (escort carrier) (North Atlantic convoy duties)
Cocks,
Arthur Patrick
A.P. Cocks
Son of Arthur and Trixie Cocks.
Husband of Monica Streaton Cocks, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire; one daughter.
(12?).1910
Colchester, Essex
-
22.06.1941
[age 30]
[Thurso (Mount Vernon) Cemetery, Caithness-shire, section E, joint grave 38]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 26.04.1940
T/S.Lt. 10.1940, seniority 26.04.1940
T/Lt. 11.1940, seniority 21.08.1940
Barrister, London.
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     HMS Beaver (RN base, Humber) *
1941 - 22.06.1941 HMS Beech (trawler) (ship sunk in air attack at Scrabster)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Codrington,
John Ernest Fleetwood
see: Royal Marine officers section  
Cohen,
Philip Mansell
P.M. Cohen
(03?).1908
Toxteth Park district, Lancashire
-
T/Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID


(1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 725 (motor torpedo boat)
Coker,
Edward John Patrick
"Ted"
E.J.P. Coker
04.01.1907
West Ham district, Essex / Greater London
-
(06?).1977
Surrey South Eastern district
Ord.Sea.
1940? [J/X 2754943]
Abl.Sea.
?
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
21.06.1943
1940?


joined RNVR
31.07.1942


wounded; admitted to Great Yarmouth General Hospital
late 1942


officer training, HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hants.)
(07.1943)


beachmaster, Sicily invasion
29.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said) (involved with naval intelligence)
Coldham,
Geoffrey Austen
G.A. Coldham
Son of ... Coldham, and ... Blackie.
13.10.1924
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
05.2004
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
T/S.Lt.
13.10.1944
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Gadfly (Coastal Forces base, Flensburg, Germany)
Cole,
Melvin Wilfred
M.W. Cole
Son of  Frank Lewis John Cole (?-1916), and Sarah Phillips.
12.1913
Newport district, Monmouthshire
-
02.2010
Aegina Island, Greece
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1941
T/Lt. 12.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
07.07.1941 - (10.1944) HMS Kirkella (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(03.1945)     British Naval Liaison Officer, "Lemnos" (Greek landing ship, tank)
Administrative Assistant, Education Department, Worcestershire County Council. From 1957 Director of Education, Radnorshire.

A friend writes: "His father F Cole was a Chief Stoker killed in action when his destroyer was sunk at Jutland. He was brought up in a mining community, and won a scholarship to university where he studied classics. He was an HO rating from 1939, serving in destroyers. Notably, he was an OS in HMS Walker when she sank U-99 (Otto Kretschmer). He was deeply impressed by, and spoke often of, the discipline of the German crew both when in the water and when held prisoner on board the Walker. He was commissioned in 1941 when it was recognised that he spoke Greek. He was then sent (via several short postings including a Polish cruiser) to Malta and then to join the Greek tank landing ship (LST) Lemnos, which had recently mutinied, as interpreter. Since he spoke Ancient Greek, it was some time before he could learn enough Demotic Greek to function! In this ship he served at the Anzio Landings. He was an admirer of the informal way that Greek ships were managed, and very positive about his experiences with the Hellenic Navy. After service in the Lemnos he became, for a short time, port commander of Patras, with the acting rank of Lt Cdr. After the war he was invited to join the Hellenic Navy as a language instructor at the Central Cadet School in Athens, and worked until retirement there. He retired in Aegina Island, Greece, and died there in February 2010. His decorations as received by me are: 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal and Victory Medal. Please also note- his dress medals have the Battle Of Britain clasp for the 39-45 Star: this is not on the medal itself, but could have been detached."
Cole,
Percival Sidney
B.C. Coleman
Son of ... Cole, and ... Sculpher.
Married.
(06?).1921
Islington district, Greater London
-
04.10.1951
[age 30]
[buried in Moville, County Donegal, Ireland]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/Lt. (A)
26.01.1944
A/Lt. RN
1945?, seniority 26.01.1943
Lt. RN
1946?, seniority 26.01.1943
Lt.Cdr. RN
26.01.1951

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
31.10.1944
Operation Crimson (air strike & bombardment of Sabang 25.07.44) [award posted]

Fragment of his headstone at St. Columb's Church of Ireland graveyard, Moville, County Donegal, Ireland (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Dennis)

18.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 1830 Squadron FAA [HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)]
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Fernie (destroyer) *
(07.1948)
 
 
HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex) *
06.12.1948
-
(05.)1949
HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier) (for miscellaneous duties)
23.11.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Hornbill (RN Air Station, Culham, Berkshire) (for miscellaneous duties)
?
-
04.10.1951
Commanding Officer of a Squadron of Firefly aircraft, training at HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry) [killed in a flying accident; his plane crashed near Loughermore Hill, Killwool, Eglinton less than 5 minutes after take-off for a night flying exercise]
Cole,
William Alfred
W.A. Cole
From Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
09.05.1918
-
10.1989
Surrey South-Eastern district
T/S.Lt. 24.01.1941
T/Lt. 01.01.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 21.08.1945 war patrols Far East 05.44-05.45
Bronzen Kruis (= Bronze Cross) (The Netherlands) BK 23.06.1942 action against enemy while on board O 24 [decoration presented]
27.02.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Ambrose (base of 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee) (for submarines)
(02.1942)     HMS Ambrose (base of 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee) *
? - 16.02.1942? British Naval Liaison Officer, Dutch submarine "O 24" (Dutch Bronze Cross)
(04.1942)     no appointment listed
11.05.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS P 554 (submarine)
23.04.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Clyde (submarine) (despatches)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
Post-war Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Coleman,
Brian Charles
B.C. Coleman
Son of ... Coleman, and ... Fox.
(06?).1918
Steyning district, Sussex
-
T/Lt.
05.03.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1944
Operation Stanley, 5 raiding voyages Med.
Mention in Despatches MID
05.09.1944
7 operations to Crete
(1944)


LS 8
(1944)
-
(1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 842 (motor launch)
05.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 221 (motor torpedo boat)
Coleman,
Charles Bernard
C.B. Coleman
(09?).1903
Cannock district, Staffordshire
-
07.09.1944
[Greenock Cemetery, O.O. 547]
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
07.10.1940
T/S.Lt. (E)
?
07.10.1940


commissioned into the RNVR, holding temporary commission under T.124X agreements
17.10.1940
-
(02.1943)
HMS Queen of Bermuda (armed merchant cruiser)
?
-
07.09.1944
HMS Mersey (T.124X Depot, Liverpool)
Colenso,
Kenneth Arthur
K.A. Colenso
Son of Arthur Herbert Colenso (1883-1955), and Annie Gertrude Anderson (1880-1949).
Married (01.05.1945, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) Doris Irene Macrae (25.05.1919 - 07.1999), only daughter (with one brother) of Maj.Gen. Albert Edward Macrae (1886-1958), and Grace Kaye Billman (?-1953), formerly of Blackheath, London SE3; two daughters, one son.
27.12.1910
Birkenhead, Cheshire
-

11.2000
Kingsclere and Whitchurch district, Hampshire
T/Sg.Lt. 04.07.1941
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld 28.02.1946)
Education: University of Liverpool (MB, ChB 04.07.1937).
04.07.1941 - (08.)1941 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
17.09.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Bramble (Halcyon class minesweeper)
(10.1942) - (12.1942) HMS Hebe (Halcyon class minesweeper) *
17.12.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
14.03.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS President III (accounting base for personnel allocated to Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships)
(10.1944) - (04.1945) 836 Squadron FAA *
18.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Dartmouth (RN base, Dartmouth)
General practitioner, Chippenham, Wiltshire. Anaesthetist, Chippenham Hospital. Late House Surgeon, Victoria Central Hospital, Wallasey, Cheshire.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Coles,
Charles Leslie
C.L. Coles
20.06.1917 ?
-
06.2013 still alive
Prob. Midsh. 29.07.1937
A/S.Lt. 29.07.1938
S.Lt. 02.09.1939
Lt. 29.01.1941 (demobilized < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. 29.01.1949
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 27.01.1952 -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 05.02.1963 1st clasp
19.08.1939 - (03.)1940 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for motor torpedo boats)
      Commanding Officer, HM MTB 1 (motor torpedo boat)
 04.1940 - (06.)1940 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 17 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich) (for RN Depot Felixstowe Dock)]
04.07.1940 - (08.)1940 HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
(10.1940) - (12.1940) HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) *
31.12.1940 - (10.)1941 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 216 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport), from 08.02.1941HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)]
(12.1941) - (02.1942) HMS Klo (anti-submarine whaler) *
02.1942 - 24.02.1943 HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria) (for MTBs)
(1942?) - 24.02.1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 262 (motor torpedo boat) [boat scuttled after mechanical failure]
(04.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Coles,
Donald Allan
D.A. Coles (Photo courtesy of Mrs Deborah Rand)
Married Greta Beatrice Reffell (06.07.1922 - 03.2013 still alive at Guernsey); two daughters.
05.01.1921
-
25.05.1997
Guernsey
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 16.03.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer on scientific duties

(04.1942) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
31.07.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
19.01.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, Algeria/Taranto, Italy)
01.01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy)
14.03.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
16.07.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Kongoni (RN base, Durban, South Africa)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Collett,
Antony Farquhar Charles Mackinnon
A.F.C.M. Collett
18.10.1924
-
1990 ?
Scotland ?
T/Midsh. ?
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 18.10.1944
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.) > 07.1945, < 04.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
20.09.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
(03.1945)     British Naval Liaison Officer, "Aetos" (Greek destroyer)
Collick,
Robert
R. Collick
Son of Thomas Edward Collick (1878-1953), and Eliza Ann ... (1875?-1957), of Rawdon, Yorkshire.
Married (19.01.1937, St Cyprian's, Clarence Gate, St Marylebone district, London) Mary Elizabeth Barker, of London NW8, daughter of Mr & Mrs P.W. Barker, of Woodberry, Hindhead; two sons, one daughter.
03.06.1902
Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
15.10.1964
Chichester, Sussex
T/Chapl. 03.11.1942 (reld 01.05.1946)
Education: Pembroke College, Oxford (BA 1925; MA 1929); Cuddesdon College (1926).
Deacon 1927, priest 1928 Ripon. Assistant Curate of St Bartholomew, Armley, Leeds, 1927-1931. Minister of Bush Brotherhood of Good Shepherd, Bath (serving in Australia), 1931-1936. Vicar of Royston, Yorkshire, 1937-1942.
17.11.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Mercury (signal school, near Petersfield)
21.05.1943 - 14.07.1944 HMS Cabot (training establishment, Thorpe Arch, Wetherby)
15.07.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Demetrius (training establishment for Accountant Branch [from 26.10.1944 Supply and Secretariat Branch], Wetherby)
(07.)1945 - (10.1945) Royal Marine Training Group Wales
Vicar of St Thomas's, Huddersfield, 1946-1954. Vicar of Thornhill with Savile Town, Diocese Wakefield, 1954-... Curate of Whitby, ...-1962. Rector of Berwick & Vicar of Arlington, Diocese of Chicester, 1962-1964.
Collier,
John Henry Campbell
J.H.C. Collier (Photo courtesy of Mrs Phyllis Emery.)
Son of Frederick William Henry Collier (1867-1921), and Eliza Mary "Lila" Fathers (1886-1925).
Married ((09?).1937, Staines, Middlesex) Phyllis Amy Spencer (13.10.1909 - 11.1986), daughter of James Downing Spencer (1868-), and Kate Beesley (1872-); ... children (one daughter?).
10.12.1908
Teddington, Kingston district, Middlesex
-
25.11.1985
Eastbourne district, Sussex
Prob. T/S.Lt. 01.01.1940
T/Lt. 01.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 1945? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.12.1945 wind up (Europe 45)
39-45 St - -

Atlantic Star

Atl St - & clasp France & Germany

Defence Medal

Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 08.1940 rescuing enemy airman
Mention in Despatches MID 29.09.1942 minesweeping operations 07-08.42
RSPCA Bronze Medal RSPCA 1950  for humanity (1950; at Peacehaven (near Brighton), with the local police officer they jumped into a very rough sea (force 9 - high tide) to rescue a dog, which had been blown off a wall at the approach to the beach
10.01.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)
1940 - 1940 HMT Gunner (auxiliary trawler)
10.12.1940 - (02.1941) First Lieutenant, HMT Pointz Castle (auxiliary trawler)
1941? - 1941? SS Bantria
21.10.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Paragon (RN base, Hartlepool)
15.07.1942 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 79 (minesweeper)
[in Navy List from Aug 1942 with date of appointment 15.07.1941]
?     HMT Picton Castle (auxiliary trawler)
?     HM MMS 37 (minesweeper)
?     Zebrina (auxiliary schooner)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
After the war he was in the RN auxiliary reserve and stayed with them until about 1982.
Collier,
Thomas Alexander Mackay
T.A.M. Collier
1912 ?
-

28.03.1942
(KIA) [age 30]
Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID





Commanding Officer, HM ML 457 (motor launch)
Collin,
Joseph
J. Collin
09.09.1913
-

15.04.1986
T/S.Lt. 07.08.1942
T/Lt. 07.11.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 01.05.45]
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943) - (10.1945) HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll) *
(06.1944)     Assault Group J2 (Normandy) (DSC)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Collingwood,
Leslie
L. Collingwood
Son of Albert Collingwood, and Marion Warburton.
31.01.1923
Stockport, Cheshire
-
 
Ord.Sea. 31.12.1941 [JX306523]
T/A/S.Lt. 05.02.1943?
T/S.Lt. 05.08.1943
T/Lt. 05.08.1945
31.12.1941     enlisted RNVR
(1942)     HMS Derwent (destroyer)
14.10.1942 - 1943? HMS Good Hope (training establishment, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
25.07.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Unrivalled (submarine)
19.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Tactician (submarine)
(04.1946)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Collingwood,
Peter Trevor
P.T. Collingwood
Son of ... Collingwood, and ... Oughterson.
06.05.1920
Farnham district, Kent
-
T/S.Lt. 15.09.1939
T/A/Lt. 15.03.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
15.09.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
06.02.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth)
07.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
17.12.1942     left UK
(12.1942) - (04.1943) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
10.04.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for duty with Naval Officer-in-Charge Tobruk)
07.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Medway II (base for 1st Submarine Flotilla, Beirut, from 01.1944 Malta)
02.08.1943 - (12.1943) British Naval Liaison Officer, Greek submarine Matrozos
(07.1945)     HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Collins,
Edward Arthur
E.A. Collins (Photo courtesy of Mr Gavin Don) E.A. Collins (Photo courtesy of Mr Gavin Don)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of James Edward Collins, MBE (1878-1956), and Nora Blanche Coe.
(06?).1916
Woolwich district, London
-
20.01.1942
(MPK) [age 25]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 71, column 1]
T/S.Lt. 18.01.1940
T/Lt. 18.05.1941
26.01.1940 - (04.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Deo Volante (trawler?)
20.06.1940 - 11.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Coldsnap (drifter)
(12.1941)     HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) *
? - 20.01.1942 HMS Triumph (submarine) [lost in Aegean]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Collins,
the Rev. Hugh George
H.G. Collins (Photo courtesy of Mr James Collins)
Son of William Collins (1863-1937), and Alice Jane Sapsford (1865-...).
Married (10.08.1932, Wesleyan Church, Southampton) Lillian Meehan; two sons.
Residence: (1940) Haslemere, Surrey.
08.09.1905
Harlow, Epping district, Essex
-
28.04.1974
New Romney, Shepway district, Kent
Prob. T/Chapl.
01.06.1940
T/Chapl.
12.1940, seniority 01.06.1940 (dispersal 20.12.1945) (reld 22.02.1946)
Education: University of London (1926); Queens College Birmingham (1938).
Deacon in Hull 1938; Priest (diocese of York) 1939.
01.06.1940
-
13.06.1940
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth; additional)]
14.06.1940
-
10.02.1941
HMS Isle of Jersey (hospital carrier) [based at HMS Proserpine (minesweeper & anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)]
11.02.1941
-
28.01.1942
HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness; additional) [from 13.02.1941 additional, for general duties] [from 24.03.1941 additional, for duties with auxiliary vessels based at Sheerness & general duties]
29.01.1942
-
05.1942
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt; additional) [from 26.05.1942 for disposal]
05.1942
-
13.09.1942
HMS Sphinx (accommodation camp, Alexandria, Egypt)
14.09.1942
-
02.1944
HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt)
23.06.1944
-
19.10.1944
HMS Pyramus (RN base, Kirkwall) & for duty in HMS Robin (RN Air Station, Grimsetter, Kirkwall, Orkneys) [till 25.06.1944 additional]
20.10.1944
-
19.12.1945
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory; additional]
Vicar of Herne, Kent, 1946-1964; Vicar of Sundridge, Kent, 1964-1973/74.
Collins,
John
"Jumper"
J. Collins (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Timms)
Adopted son of Charles Erling Collins and Nora Collins, of Bromley, Kent.
1917 ?
-
08.07.1944
(KIA) [age 27]
[Haslar RN Cemetery, G.10.23]
T/S.Lt. 17.07.1941
T/Lt. 17.04.1942
Mention in Despatches MID 05.12.1944 actions in Channel [posthumously]
10.07.1941 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HM MGB 52 (motor gun boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)]
20.07.1942 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 61 (motor gun boat)
1943? - 1943? HM MTB 447 (motor torpedo boat) (despatches)
20.10.1943 - 20.01.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 451 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
21.01.1944 - 08.07.1944 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services):
21.01.1944 - 08.07.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 451 (motor torpedo boat)
Collins,
John Ernest Harley
"Tim"
J.E.H. Collins
Only son of G.W. Collins, of Taynton, Gloucestershire, later of Heatherfield, Rednal, nr Birmingham.
Married 1st (20.11.1946, St George's, Hanover Square, London) Gillian M. Randal Smith, WRNS (28.04.1924 -09.1981), elder daughter of Randal 'Rufus' Smith, 2nd Lord Bicester; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1986) Jennifer Faith, widow of Capt. A.J.A. Cubitt; two stepdaughters.

24.04.1923
South Africa
-
04.09.2012
T/Midsh. 28.08.1942
T/A/S.Lt. 24.04.1943
T/S.Lt. 24.10.1943
T/Lt. 01.07.1945 (reld 1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 11.07.1944 air attack Bari 02.12.43 [investiture 16.10.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 26.06.1945 attack enemy shipping Istria 07.02.45 [investiture 16.10.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 21.08.1945 torpedo attack enemy convoy Gulf of Venice [investiture 16.10.45]
Education: King Edward's School, Birmingham; Birmingham University.
1941     enlisted RNVR
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
In 1942 appointed to Coastal Forces; joining a motor gun boat then being built in Devon. He took part in army support operations along the North African coast, subsequently joining an MTB as 2iC based initially at Malta and then Sicily. After spending some time in hospital in Tunisia as a result of a slight wound, he rejoined his flotilla based at Bari, the heel of Italy. A surprise night attack on December 2 1943 by 105 Junkers and 88 bombers from Luftflotte 2 sank 28 ships resulting in 1,000 casualties. Petrol from a fractured bulk pipeline flooded into the harbour and explosions of two ammunition ships broke windows seven miles away but the worst effect was caused by the mustard gas bombs carried in the American Liberty ship John Harvey. Mixed with oil, the gas had a devastating effect on anyone swimming in the harbour; Collins was among one of those who leapt in to the water to help survivors and was badly affected with mysterious symptoms; he was appointed MBE for his bravery. 1945 he was able to rejoin the 28th Flotilla and commanding MTB 406 he took part in a series of fierce actions in the Adriatic chalking up a remarkable tally of sinking or immobilising 21 ships and was awarded the DSC and Bar.
30.11.1942 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 642 (motor gun boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
25.06.1943 - (08.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 243 (motor torpedo boat)
06.09.1943 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 243 (motor torpedo boat) (MBE)
16.06.1944 - (10.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 84 (motor torpedo boat)
01.11.1944 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 406 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC and Bar)
27.11.1945 - (04.1946) Flag Lieutenant to Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
Banker. Morgan Grenfell & Co. Ltd, 1946, Director 1957. Director: Royal Exchange Assurance, 1957; Rank Hovis McDougall Ltd, 1965-1991; Charter Consolidated Ltd, 1966-1983; Hudson's Bay Co., 1957-1974. Chairman United Services Trustee, 1968-1976. Chairman: Morgan Grenfell Holdings Ltd, 1974-1979; Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance, 1974-1988.
Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Oxfordshire, 1975-1996; High Sheriff, Oxfordshire, 1975. KStJ 1983.
Collins,
Leslie
L. Collins
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E)
15.05.1944
13.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
Collins,
Matthew James
M.J. Collins
18.12.1906
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 24.03.1941 (appointment terminated 27.04.1946)
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
24.03.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Cape Sable (special service vessel)
05.11.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
17.02.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Pozarica (anti-aircraft ship)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
14.05.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Palomares (anti-aircraft ship)
Collins,
Percy Sydney
P.S. Collins
Married; five children (daughter Betty Collins married F/O Robert Lionel Ames, RAFVR).
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E) 08.09.1941
T/Lt. (E) 08.02.1942 (reld > 01.1945, < 07.1945)
(12.1941)     HMS Nemo (auxiliary patrol base, Brightlingsea) *
02.1942 - (08.1942) HMS Nemo (auxiliary patrol base, Brightlingsea) [VIIth RC Flotilla]
08.07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
Returned to Wroxham Norfolk to help his family run the original Broads Hire boat fleets at Ernest Collins and Sons, selling up in the 1970's.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Collins,
Ralph Leslie
R.L. Collins
Son of ... Collins, and ... King.
(03?).1925
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
-
T/A/S.Lt.
22.06.1944
T/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt. 
22.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)

  HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
20.11.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for MGBs, MTBs, etc.)
23.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 395 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)     HM MMS 297 (motor minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Collinson,
Peter Charles
P.C. Collinson
Son of Dr F.C. Collinson, JP, and ... Gummer.
(12?).1913
Rotherham, Yorkshire
-
23.09.2012
Rotherham, Yorkshire
T/Sg.Lt. 10.05.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. > 12.1943, < 04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Sg.Lt. 13.01.1949, seniority 16.12.1942
A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. ?
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 30.07.1951, seniority 16.12.1950 (retd 26.10.1968)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 12.09.1967 1st clasp
Education: Epsom College (1927-1933; Prefect; Rugby XV; Hodgkin Prize); Sheffield University; Saint Bartholomew's Hospital; MRCS, LRCP (27.10.1939).
13.06.1940 - (05.)1941 HMS Hurricane (destroyer)
30.05.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
(08.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943) - (04.1943) HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness) *
24.04.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Royal Ulsterman (assault landing craft HQ)
15.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Roseneath (Combined Operations base, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire)
13.01.1949     transferred, List II, Permanent RNVR
Collis,
Olaf Vernon Girard
Sub-Lieut. O.V.G. Collis, RNVR, Jan. 1945. (Photo courtesy of Mr Kevin Collis).
Son of ... Collis, and ... Girard.
01.12.1924
Coventry district, Warwickshire
-
16.03.1995
Trowbridge district, Wiltshire
T/Midsh.
09.1943
T/A/S.Lt.
06.1944
T/S.Lt.
01.12.1944 (reld late 1947)
T/A/Lt.
?
A/Lt.
23.02.1952, seniority 05.08.1951
Lt.
02.01.1954, seniority 05.08.1951
A/Lt.Cdr. RNR
27.06.1961, seniority 05.08.1959
Cdr. RNR
31.12.1968 (retd 01.12.1974)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
25.04.1963
?
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
15.05.1973
?
12.1942


HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr. Portsmouth) [HO Junior Rate, selected for UY on arrival]
02.1943


HMS Chanticleer (sloop)
05.1943
-
09.1943
HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex) [passed out as Midshipman RNVR]
29.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Philante (armed yacht)
24.02.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Retalick (frigate)
11.1944


HMS Amzari (RN landing craft base, Vizagapatam, India) * 
autumn 1945


HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
19.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for miscellaneous services)
23.02.1952


transferred to List II of the Permanent RNVR, Humber Division
(05.1953)


Sea Cadet Corps (with rank of T/Lt. (Sp.Br.))
(02.1963)


RNR, Mersey Division, 4 & 11
Continued to serve as a volunteer reservist until 1974.
* (07.1945) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Collyer,
Geoffrey
G. Collyer
?
-
T/Midsh. ?
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 01.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
12.07.1943 - (10.1943) First Lieutenant, HM MTB 48 (motor torpedo boat)
15.05.1944 - (06.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 729 (motor torpedo boat)
12.06.1944 - (10.1944) First Lieutenant, HM MTB 769 (motor torpedo boat)
22.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Cabbala (coding school, Lowton, Warrington, Lancashire)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Colvill,
Cyril Harry
C.H. Colvill
Son (with one brother) of Arthur A. Colvill (1887?-1962), and Nelly Lambert (1887-1953).
Married ((03?).1941, Medway district, Kent) Dorothy E. Robinson; one son.
21.04.1918
Medway district, Kent
-
(09?).1969
Gillingham, Canterbury district, Kent
T/S.Lt. (E) 01.07.1941
T/A/Lt. (E) 21.04.1943
T/Lt. (E) 21.04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
01.07.1941 - 04.1942 HMS Queen of Thanet (paddle minesweeper)
04.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Glen Usk (paddle minesweeper)
01.11.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Elissa (Combined Operations base, Messina)
09.1944 - 06.1945 HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
15.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto) (for service at Ancona) (despatches)
Company director.
Compson,
Alan Henry
A.H. Compson
Son of Ernest Compson, and Ethel Greenfield.
Married ((06?).1941, Brentwood district, Essex) Marjorie Neave.
01.11.1911
Billericay district, Essex
-
(03?).1976
Swindon district, Wiltshire
T/S.Lt. 23.04.1942
T/Lt. 23.07.1942
31.05.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations training centre, Troon) (for landing craft, tank):
(06.1944)     HM LCH 100 (landing craft, headquarters)
Cond,
Wilfred John
W.J. Cond

Son of Sydney and Ellen Cond, of Heston, Middlesex.
1923 ?
-
28.02.1943
(KIA) [age 20]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 80, column 1]
T/A/S.Lt.
1942/43?
?
-
28.02.1943
British Naval Liaison Officer, Norwegian Ship Uredd (submarine)
Conde,
Edwin
E. Conde
?
-
T/S.Lt.
28.08.1941
T/Lt.
28.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Congreve,
John William
J.W. Congreve

Son of Maj. Claude Vyvian Congreve, Indian Army, and Mary Hudson Congreve (née Titley), of Carmarthen.
(09?).1912
Carmarthen district, Carmarthenshire / Dyfed / Pembrokeshire
-
12.12.1943
(KIA) [age 31]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 84, column 1]
T/S.Lt.
28.09.1939
T/Lt.
11.09.1940
22.01.1937


enrolled in Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to London Division RNVR)
28.09.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Rhodora (armed yacht)
15.08.1940
-
12.12.1943
HMS Tynedale (destroyer)
Connell,
Patrick
P. Connell

Son of ... Connell, and ... Druce.
Married (29.03.1947, East Ham district, London) Gladys I. Jones.
27.07.1924
Holborn district, London
-
Ord.Sea. ? [P/JX 381623]
T/Midsh. 27.05.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 10.01.1944
T/S.Lt. 27.07.1944
T/Lt. 27.07.1946? (reld > 07.1946)
1943 - 1946 HMS Lochailort, Combined Operations - Barge Squadron, then HMS Scalpay as Wreck Dispersal Officer:
27.05.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary), from ... 1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Scalpay (minesweeping trawler)
Connolly,
George Patchett
G.P. Connolly

Son of Andrew John Connolly (1876-1932), and Catherine Cecilia Patchett (1882-1976).
Married ((06?).1946, Burnley district, Lancashire) Margaret Briggs (14.08.1922 - 20.02.2007).
21.07.1920
Burnley district, Lancashire
-
12.10.2000
Preston and South Ribble district, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. 17.07.1942
T/Lt. 01.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
02.09.1942 - (12.)1943 HMS Celandine (corvette)
07.12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Wear (frigate)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Connolly,
Gerald Joseph
G.J. Connolly

21.05.1921 ??
Romford district, Essex ??
-
08.1995 ??
Northallerton, North Yorkshire ??
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
17.02.1941
T/S.Lt. (A)
21.05.1942
T/Lt. (A)
17.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.05.1945
Operation Meridian [investiture 26.02.46]
Mention in Despatches MID
31.07.1945
Operation Iceberg
09.1941
-
(08.1942)
pilot, 832 Squadron FAA [HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)]
11.1943
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 854 Squadron FAA [HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)]
Consitt,
Tom
T. Consitt (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Soanes) T. Consitt (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Soanes)

Son of Edwin Laybourne Consitt and Frances Agnes Consitt.
Husband of Joan Consitt, of Hull.
(03.)1911
Middleton-on-the-Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
08.02.1942
[age 31]
[Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery, H.1.110]
T/S.Lt. (A)
01.07.1941
T/Lt. (A)
01.10.1941
05.10.1941
-
08.02.1942
pilot, 757 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)] [killed in an air crash near Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire, flying a Westland Lysander]
Cook,
Derek Charles Lindsay
D.C.L. Cook (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Cook)
Only child of Harry Cook, and Constance Cooper.
Married (Devon) Jean B. Mackrill; one son, one daughter.
30.09.1924
Weymouth district, Dorset
-
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 07.10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
30.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Kilma[l]colm (escort)
      also served at HMS Black Prince (cruiser) & HMS Amaranthus (corvette)
Cook,
Edward Lewis

E.L. Cook (© Imperial War Museum (A 28199))
23.10.1915
-
23.02.1999
... ...
Lt. 23.04.1939
Lt. RN 01.08.1945, seniority 23.04.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. RN > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Lt.Cdr. RN 23.04.1947
Cdr. RN 30.06.1951
Capt. RN 30.06.1957 (retd 22.09.1966)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 04.05.1943 sinking 11 enemy ships 19.01.43 [investiture 29.06.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 14.08.1945 attacks on U-boats 03-04.45
... - ... ...
27.11.1939 - (02.1943) HMS Kelvin (K class destroyer) (DSC)
... - ... ...
18.03.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Deane (Captain class frigate) (despatches)
01.08.1945     transferred from RNVR to RN
... - ... ...
Cook,
Harold Faulkner
H.F. Cook
Son of Herbert Cook, and Edith Millicent Good, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
(03?).1918
Rochford district, Essex
-
02.01.1943
(MPK) [age 24]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 80, column 1]
T/S.Lt. 06.03.1941
T/Lt. 01.12.1942
06.04.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Amaranthus (corvette)
22.05.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for motor launches and miscellaneous duties)
12.06.1942 - 02.01.1943 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (missing, presumed killed as Chariot/human torpedo crewman, on passage HMS Trooper, during Chariot attack on Palermo harbour [Operation Principle]) *
* The driver of a third chariot, Lt. H.F. Cook RNVR had ripped his suit on a net and was suffering from severe seasickness. His number 2, Able Seaman H.V. Worthy, drove the craft ashore to leave Cook and carry on alone, but he found the craft too difficult to handle alone and abandoned it in deep water. He swam back to where he had left Cook but failed to find him. Worthy was also taken prisoner.
Cook,
Jack Kenneth
J.K. Cook (photo courtesy of Mr David Frattaroli) J.K. Cook (photo courtesy of Mr David Frattaroli)
Son of ... Cook, and ... Mansfield.
Married (01.06.1940, Holborn district, Middlesex) Joan M. Edmunds; two daughters.
26.12.1911
Willesden district, Middlesex
-
08.03.1988
Canterbury district, Kent
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1941
T/Lt. 26.12.1941 (reld 27.02.1946)
25.09.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
(04.1942) - (08.1942) HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) *
17.08.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
14.10.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for 4th Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla)
22.12.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
03.1943 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM ML 200 (motor launch)
(10.1943) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
30.09.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HM ML 230 (motor launch)
Cook,
Oswald [Patrick]
O. Cook
(06?).1924 ?
Wigan district, Lancashire ?
-

Bournemouth ?
T/S.Lt. 10.07.1942
T/Lt. 10.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 21.05.1944 Operations Baytown & Ferdy (landings in Italy 09.43) [investiture 27.11.45]
(08.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
28.12.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(09.1943)     with Senior Naval Officer Landing (L) (DSC)
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
05.1945 - (10.)1945 HMS Ocean (aircraft carrier)
04.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Wolfe (submarine depot ship, Malta)
Cook,
William Walter
W.W. Cook
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
22.03.1945
T/S.Lt. (A)
22.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(08.1945)
 
 
possibly: pilot, 717 Squadron FAA [HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Rattray, Aberdeenshire)]
19.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
pilot, 735 Squadron FAA [HMS Ringtail (RN Air Station, Burscough, nr Ormskirk, Lancashire)]
Cooke,
Basil
B. Cooke
?
-
?
T/S.Lt. 21.08.1942
T/A/Lt. 21.11.1942
T/Lt. 1943?, seniority 21.11.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943) - (08.1943) HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyllshire) *
09.1943 - (01.1945) HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyllshire)
      HM LCT 627 (landing craft, tank) (47th LCT Flotilla)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cooke,
Harry
H. Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mrs Susanne Taylor)
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 01.03.1943 (reld 07.11.1945)

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

(12.1943) - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] (additional; for duty outside Admiralty with Sea Cadet Corps)
Cooke,
Harry Burford
H.B. Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
15.07.1918
-
05.1993
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
Prob. T/S.Lt.. 23.08.1940
T/Lt. 23.02.1942
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
? - (10.1940) HMS Cornelian
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Ferret IV
Cooke,
John Henry Moore
"Jack"
J.H.M. Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sarita Annesley-Cooke)
J.H.M. Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sarita Annesley-Cooke)
J.H.M. Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sarita Annesley-Cooke) 
Son of ... Cooke, Superintendent of the Kolar Gold Fields.
Married ((12?).1936, Finsbury district, London) Margaret Gray; one daughter.
02.04.1910
Mysore, India
-
(12?).1973
Hammersmith district, London
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 02.08.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 02.11.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Haileybury School, Hertfordshire; King's College (Engineering).
Was in Fleur de Lys, Newfoundland in 1939 where he and two friends were building a 28 ton ketch to sail the Atlantic; they would have succeeded but had to return to the UK to join the Navy.
02.09.1940 - (07.1945) Department of the Inspector of Anti-Aircraft Weapons, from 1941 Miscellaneous Weapon Development Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Literature: Gerald Pawle, The secret war (1956).
Coombs,
J
ack Donald Crouch
J.D.C. Coombs (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Coombs) J.D.C. Coombs (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Coombs)
Son of Donald Way Coombs (1886-1928), and Gladys Maud Skey (1885-).
Married (26.12.1939, Bournemouth district, Dorset / Hampshire) Evelyn Betty Woodrow (09.10.1917 - 05.2002); one son.
12.09.1917
Bournemouth, Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
31.08.1997
Christchurch, East Dorset district, Dorset
T/S.Lt. 05.02.1942
T/Lt. 05.02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 02.01.1945 minesweeper & merchant ship sunk 09-10.44 [investiture 03.07.45]
11.1941 - 02.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
25.05.1942 - (08.1942) First Lieutenant, HM MTB 88 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet]
22.02.1943 - 10.11.1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 222 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Mantis (for MGBs, MTBs, etc.):
1944 - (10.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 83 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC)
21.11.1944 - (01.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 496 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Solicitor.
Coombs,
James Neville
"Jimmy"
J.N. Coombs
Son (with four siblings) of Frederick Coombs (1887-), and Violet Kathleen Partridge (1892-1969).
24.12.1918
India
-
11.03.1994

[New Zealand ?]
T/S.Lt. 04.10.1940
T/Lt. 01.01.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
21.11.1940 - 09.02.1941 HMS Cotswold (destroyer)
10.02.1941 - 23.03.1941 training course, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
24.03.1941 - 23.04.1941 HMS H 50 (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops (depot ship 7th Submarine Flotilla, Rothesay)]
24.04.1941 - 22.06.1941 spare officer, HMS Titania (depot ship 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch)
04.1941 - 06.1941 HMS Tigris (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
23.06.1941 - 25.02.1942 HMS Otway (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops (depot ship 7th Submarine Flotilla, Rothesay)]
26.02.1942 - 06.05.1943 HMS P 44, renamed HMS United (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport), from 03.1943 HMS Talbot (depot ship, 10th Submarine Flotilla, Malta)]
07.05.1943 - 07.07.1943 First Lieutenant, HMS H 44 (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops (depot ship 7th Submarine Flotilla, Rothesay)]
08.07.1943 - 09.05.1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Viking (submarine) [tender to HMS Forth (depot ship, 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch)]
10.05.1944 - (10.1944) spare officer, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
05.06.1944 - 07.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Umbra (submarine) (temporarily) [tender to HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
07.1944 - 1944 Commanding Officers' qualifying course [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
03.01.1945 - late 1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Otus (submarine) [tender to HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship, South Africa)] *
? - 24.11.1945 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
late 1945     Commanding Officer, HMS Northern Duke (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [based at HMS Kongoni (RN base, Durban, South Africa)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cooper,
Cyril
C. Cooper (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin Cooper)
Son of William E. Cooper, and Sarah Shufflebottom.
Married (04.09.1948, Northwich district, Cheshire) Eileen Mary Haggerty (27.05.1924 - 01.2006); one son, one daughter.
14.09.1922
Nortwich district, Cheshire
-
21.05.1999
South Cheshire district, Cheshire
Ord.Sea. 20.12.1941 [JX 288968]
AB Sea. 14.07.1942
T/A/S.Lt. 06.11.1942
T/S.Lt. 06.05.1943
T/Lt. 06.05.1945 (reld 24.08.1946)
20.12.1941 - 02.02.1942 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
03.02.1942 - 05.08.1942 HMS Norfolk (Norfolk class cruiser)
06.08.1942 - 08.08.1942 on passage
09.08.1942 - 10.08.1942 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
11.08.1942 - 19.12.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
20.12.1942 - 25.12.1942 on passage
26.12.1942 - 02.01.1943 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA)
03.01.1943 - 26.02.1944 HM LST 407 (landing ship, tank)
[according to RN Payment and Victual Ledgers; Navy List has date of appointment 06.1943; from 24.11.1942 to 06.1943 Navy List shows LST 23]
27.02.1944 - 31.12.1945 HM LST 408 (landing ship, tank)
[lent for course 07-10.05.1944 & lent to HMS Australia 24-27.11.1945]
[according to RN Payment and Victual Ledgers; Navy List has date of appointment 02.03.1944]
01.01.1946 - 04.05.1946 HM LST 303 (landing ship, tank)
[according to RN Payment and Victual Ledgers; Navy List has date of appointment 04.01.1946]
05.05.1946 - 24.08.1946 HMS President I (accounting base, Chelsea, London)
Cooper,
Dennis Edwin
D.E. Cooper D.E. Cooper
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Edwin Cooper (1890-1952), and Lilian Adelaide Badger (1892-1981).
Married ...; two daughters, four sons.
06.12.1921
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
-
02.05.2012
London
T/A/S.Lt. 25.06.1943
T/S.Lt. 25.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. RNR ?
Lt. (Sp.Br.) RNR 30.08.1966, seniority 14.08.1959
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) RNR 14.08.1967 (retd 06.12.1981)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 07.03.1972 -
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 04.01.1983 1st clasp
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
09.1943 - 03.1944 Officer of the Watch, HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
25.03.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Burong (RN minesweeping base, Mandapam, India)
21.10.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Vetch (corvette)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Cooper,
James Percival Bowker
J.P.B. Cooper
Son of ... Cooper, and ... Bowker.
14.05.1918
Islington district, Greater London
-
T/S.Lt.
25.12.1941
T/A/Lt.
14.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
patrols 04-07.44
07.02.1942 - (02.)1943 Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
16.09.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Unruly (submarine)
22.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Tally-Ho (submarine)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Cooper,
John Cecil
J.C. Cooper
?
-
T/Lt.
16.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld 1945/46)
24.05.1938


enrolled in Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve, attached to London Division RNVR
25.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for training duties)
30.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Quorn (destroyer)
(07.1045)


HMS Newmarket (destroyer) *



may have served HMS Rockingham (destroyer) & HMS Sheffield (cruiser) as well
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cooper,
Richard Bryan
R.B. Cooper
13.01.1912
-
05.1989
Hillingdon district, Middlesex
T/S.Lt. 19.03.1942
T/Lt. 19.06.1942 (reld 17.05.1946)
(06.1942) - (12.1943) HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary) *
(02.1944) - (04.1945) HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) *
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cooper,
William Robert
W.R. Cooper (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Taylor)
Son of John Thomas Cooper (1885-1969), colour sergeant and later captain in the Royal Marines, and Elizabeth Rhoda Dixon.
05.05.1913
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
04.1995
Chichester district, Sussex
T/S.Lt. 01.11.1940
T/Lt. 01.11.1941 (dispersed 10.12.1945) (reld 11.02.1946)
39-45 St - -

Atlantic Star

Atl St - -

Defence Medal

Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Portsmouth Southern Secondary School.
Civil servant (tax officer).
1938/39     enlisted, Royal Naval Volunteer (Wireless) Reserve under the number P/WRX 375
30.06.1939     passes as Telegraphist in HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
12.09.1939     mobilized & served in HMS Lord Wakefield (trawler)
09.1940 - 10.1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
20.11.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) *
22.03.1941 - (04.1942) HMS Noss Head (auxiliary harbour defence vessel) *
11.05.1942 - 21.05.1942 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for training)
22.05.1942 - 17.06.1945 HMS Marshal Soult (trawler base, Portsmouth) (as Auxiliary Vessels Firing Officer)
07.1945     appointed to the boom vessel "Mitte" at Kiel under Flag Officer Schleswig Holstein (04.11.1945 injured)
* according to own notes watchkeeping officer in the trawlers Spaniard and Pict from 01.1941-04.1942, operating
from Freetown, according to Navy List at HMS Noss Head
Copage,
Edward Reginald
E.R. Copage (Photo courtesy of Mr Russell Copage)
Son of Reginald Edgar Copage (1901-1978), and Susie Howard (1902-1970).
Married ((03?).1947, Salisbury district, Wiltshire) Pamela J. Hellewell (1926-2008); four sons.
03.04.1925
Fulham district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
08.01.2010
T/Midsh. 05.11.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 03.10.1944
T/S.Lt. 03.04.1945 (reld 1946)
Education: Latymer Upper public school.
18.03.1943     joined RNVR as Ordinary Seaman
      HMS Menestheus (minelayer)
      officer cadet training, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officer training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
      training, HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
06.03.1944 - (04.1944) HM MTB 48 (motor torpedo boat)
22.05.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Cicala (Coastal Force base, Dartmouth) (for miscellaneous services) [52nd MTB Flotilla?]
12.10.1944   (02.)1945 HM MTB 791 (motor torpedo boat) (surviving the catastrophe at Ostend, 14.02.1945)
24.04.1945 - (04.)1946 HM MTB 2014 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
(07?).1946 - (07?).1946 HM MTB 2018 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
[sent to Dartmouth (in atrocious weather) to take Royal princesses [Elizabeth and Margaret] for a trip around the bay; the boat was so badly damaged by the trip that it was paid off on return to Gosport]
(07?).1946 - 1946 HM MTB 2014 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
Worked in the Military Experimental Engineering Establishment (MEXE).
Cope,
Burton Scott Rivers
B.S.R. Cope

1885
Munich, Germany
-
(06?).1952
Willesden district, Middlesex
T/Asst.Paym. 17.02.1917
T/Lt. 25.09.1917
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 12.03.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 02.1941, < 12.1941
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 13.06.1946

HM's birthday 46

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

WW I     RNVR war service
12.03.1940 - (01.1945) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1945)     part of the reconnaissance party of Naval Party 1735 which took over the German ships in Wilhelmshaven [HMS Royal Rupert] (OBE)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Cope,
Thomas Charles Shaw
T.C.S. Cope
Residence: (1945) Chipstead, Surrey.
29.03.1909
Cannock district, Staffordshire
-
08.1989
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
T/Lt. 18.06.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA 1930).
Pre- & post-war at Butlers Wharf, Tower Bridge, London (assistant Managing Director, later Joint Managing Director). Later board member Wharf Holdings Ltd.
18.06.1940 - (02.1941) HMS Victory III (accounting section, Portsmouth)
(04.1941) - (12.1943) HMS Navicula *
28.12.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Gorleston (escort)
      degaussing duties including at Ismailia & Port Said; specialized in world wide import & export, especially commodity goods, road transport, trade contacts
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Corbett,
Edward Howard
E.H. Corbett (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Corbett)
29.04.1911
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
-
30.03.1973
Stoker
22.10.1940
Ord.Sea.
07.02.1941
T/S.Lt.
01.01.1942
T/Lt.
01.04.1942 (reld Class A 16.12.1945) (removed from Reserve List 31.01.1962)
22.10.1940
-
30.10.1940
joined up, serving in the ranks at HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
31.10.1940
-
26.11.1940
HMS Glendower (seamanship training establishment, Pwllheli)
27.11.1940
-
05.05.1941
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
06.05.1941
-
14.09.1941
HMS Nigeria (cruiser)
15.09.1941
-
24.10.1941
HMS Victory I (RN accounting base, Goodings, nr Newbury)
25.10.1941
-
31.12.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) ?
01.01.1942
-
15.02.1942
HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary) (additional for training)
16.02.1942
-
11.04.1942
HMS Northney (training establishment for landing craft, Hayling Island)
12.04.1942
-
05.06.1943
boat officer, HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt) (additional; for landing craft duty)
06.06.1943
-
05.09.1943
HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary) (additional for passage to UK & foreign shore leave)
06.09.1943
-
(04.1946)
boat officer (from 08.09.1943 flotilla officer), HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (additional, for landing craft duty)
13.09.1943
-
19.09.1943
lent to HMS Effingham (Combined Operations base, Dartmouth) (additional)
20.09.1943
-
04.10.1943
RN Hospital, Haslar (tonsillitis)
25.10.1943
-
17.10.1944
flotilla officer, 506th LC Flotilla
18.10.1944
-
13.05.1945
flotilla officer, HMS Cricket (landing craft base, Burseldon) (serving in pool of officers)
14.05.1945
-
1945
flotilla officer, HMS Westcliff (Combined Operations base, Southend) (serving in pool of officers)
1945
-
1945
HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for passage)
1945
-
23.09.1945
flotilla officer, No. 25 Minor LCFU
24.09.1945
-
1945
flotilla officer, 484th Ancillary Flotilla
1945
-
03.11.1945
HMS Landswell (Mobile Landing Craft Advanced Base 1, Cochin) (serving in pool of officers)
04.11.1945
-
01.1946
HMS Sultan II (accounting base, Singapore) (serving in pool of officers)
01.1946
-
14.10.1946
senior watchkeeping officer, HMS Buchan Ness (landing craft repair ship)
15.10.1946


HMS Roseneath (Combined Operations base, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire) (additional; for release)
Corke,
Charles Llewellyn
C.L. Corke (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Arnold)
Son of Charles Thomas Corke and Ethel Corke, of Southgate, Middlesex.
22.03.1906
Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
19.08.1942
Dieppe, France
(KIA) [age 36]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 71, column 1]
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
19.04.1940
T/Lt.
11.02.1941, seniority 19.04.1940
A/T/Lt.Cdr.
07.04.1942?
Mention in Despatches MID
02.10.1942
Operation Jubilee (raid on Dieppe 19.08.42) [posthumously]
19.09.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Nemo (auxiliary patrol base, Brightlingsea)
07.04.1942
-
19.08.1942
HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Warsash)
19.08.1942


Flotilla Officer, 24th LCP Flotilla (aboard LCP(L) 42) (raid on Dieppe; killed in action)
Cornelius,
Bernard William
B.W. Cornelius
Married (03.07.1943); ... children.
16.03.1919
-
07.10.1987
Northamptonshire
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
04.12.1943
T/Lt.
01.05.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
1943?


HMS King Alfred (RNVR training establishment, Hove, Sussex)



may have served at some point at: HMS Kittiwake (sloop), HMS Kelly (destroyer), HMS Halsted (frigate) (when it was torpedoed in the Channel 11.06.1944), HMS Onslow (destroyer), HMS Kingston Onyx (anti-submarine trawler)
16.07.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Burghead Bay (frigate)
Qualified as a Chartered Secretary and worked all his life for Northampton and Midlands Building Society (later Anglia Building Society). He played county cricket for Northants in the 40's.
Corney,
Kenneth William Richmond
K.W.R. Corney

(09?).1911
Islington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
20.04.2007
Enfield, London
[age 95]
T/A/S.Lt.
08.05.1941?
T/S.Lt.
04.09.1941
T/Lt.
04.12.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
29.09.1941
-
(06.)1943
Miscellaneous Weapon Development Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty]
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Cornish,
Eric Alfred Edward
E.A.E. Cornish
Son of ... Cornish, and ... Laver.
(09?).1914
Hackney district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
T/Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
14.07.1942
attack on armed raider 12.05.42
(02.1942)
-
13.05.1942
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 220 (motor torpedo boat)
Cornish,
Ralph
R. Cornish
Son of ... Cornish, and ... Brown.
Married 1st (divorced); two sons.
Married 2nd; four children.
05.03.1915
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
09.09.1991
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
Ordinary Telegraphist
23.07.1940 [P/JX 208041]
Ordinary Seaman
06.01.1941
Able Seaman
10.1941?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
14.08.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
14.08.1943 (dispersal 13.02.1946) (reld 21.04.1946)
Estate agent.
23.07.1940
-
30.01.1941
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
31.01.1941
-
11.02.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
12.02.1941
-
02.07.1941
HMS Ambuscade (destroyer) [tender to HMS Victory III (accounting section, Wantage, Berkshire), from 01.06.1941 to HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship), from 01.07.1941 to HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
03.07.1941
-
08.10.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
09.10.1941
-
01.04.1942
HMS Arrow (destroyer)
02.04.1942
-
09.05.1942
possibly HMS Arrow (destroyer)
10.05.1942
-
06.09.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) (additional; for training) [lent to HMS Victory 10.05.1942-29.05.1942]
07.09.1942
-
03.12.1942
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (additional; for course in anti-submarine fixed defences) [contracted conjunctivitis]
04.12.1942
-
12.11.1943
HMS Pyramus (RN base, Kirkwall, Orkneys) (additional; for anti-submarine fixed defences Houten Head as Asdic watchkeeper) [hospital & sick leave for some time]
13.11.1943
-
11.01.1944
HMS Curlew (anti-submarine fixed training establishment, Dunoon, Argyll) (for disposal)
12.01.1944
-
24.05.1944
HMS Baldur (RN base, Iceland) (additional; for anti-submarine fixed defences Seydisfjord)
25.05.1944
-
15.10.1944
HMS Curlew (anti-submarine fixed training establishment, Dunoon, Argyll) (additional; under instruction & awaiting appointment)
16.10.1944
-
01.01.1945
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; not to join)
02.01.1945
-
30.01.1945
HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Dounreay, Caithness) (additional; for administrative & divisional duties)
31.01.1945
-
01.06.1945
HMS Robin (RN Air Station, Grimsetter, Kirkwall, Orkneys) (additional; temporarily)
02.06.1945
-
10.06.1945
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; not to join)
11.06.1945
-
17.06.1945
HMS President (additional; for training inside Admiralty with Director, Small Vessels Pool (Eastern Theatre))
18.06.1945
-
17.10.1945
on staff of Commander-in-Chief East Indies Station (with Staff Officer (Harbour Service Craft) [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
18.10.1945
-
29.11.1945
HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee) (additional; on staff of Maintenance Commander for Harbour Craft duties)
30.11.1945
-
21.04.1946
HMS President I (additional; for Class A release)
Cornish-Bowden,
John Ambrose
J.A. Cornish-Bowden (Photo courtesy of Mrs Athel Cornish-Bowden)
Son of Ambrose Cornish-Bowden (1873-1946) and Phyllis Maud Carter (1893-1984).
Cousin (their fathers were brothers) of Lt. E.J. Cornish-Bowden, RN, and of Cdr. (S) W.K. Cornish-Bowden, RN.
Married ((12?).1945, Chelsea district, Middlesex) Eva-Maria Roxborough (née Rosenthal); one son, one daughter. She remarried ((12?).1972, Fulham district, London) ... Wise.
01.11.1914
Beckenham, Kent
-
16.06.1971
Roehampton, London
T/S.Lt. (E) 01.09.1941
T/Lt. (E) 01.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
26.01.1944 - (07.1945) Combined Operations Material Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Corrin,
Robert Charles
R.C. Corrin
?
-
T/S.Lt.
20.11.1942
T/Lt.
20.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
?
-
?
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) ??
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM LCT 467 
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Corsar,
Peter McGeoch
P.M. Corsar
26.09.1913
-
01.1998
Portsmouth, Hampshire
T/Lt.
28.08.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?
(12.1940)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB ... (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)


HMS Vernon
Cory,
Charles Raymond
C.R. Cory
Son of Charles and Ethel Cory.
Married 1st (1946) Vivienne Mary Roberts (died 1988), Kelowna, BC, Canada; three daughters.
Married 2nd (1989) Betty, widow of Lt­Col Roy Horley.


20.10.1922
Peterston-
super-
Ely, near Cardiff
-
16.02.2007
Ord.Sea.
1942
T/S.Lt.
04.12.1943
T/Lt.
04.12.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1982
?
Commander-in-Chief's Commendation Comdn
06.1944
?
Education: Harrow; Christ Church, Oxford
08.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Retalick (frigate) (Russian and N Atlantic convoys and Normandy landings)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Vice-Chairman, A.B. Electronics Products Group PLC, 1979-1992. Director and Member Executive, Baltic and International Maritime Conference, Copenhagen, 1957-1967; Member, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, 1963-1967. Chairman: Barry Pilotage Authority, 1963-1974 (Member 1953); Port Talbot Pilotage Authority, 1970-1974; SE Wales Pilotage Authority, 1974-1980; Welsh Council Mission to Seamen, 1984-1995; Vice-Chairman, BTDB, 1969-1979 (Member, 1966-1979; Chairman, S Wales Local Bd, 1966); President, Cardiff Chamber of Commerce, 1959-1960. Chairman, S Glamorgan HA, 1974-1984. Church in Wales: Member: Governing Body, 1957-1960; Representative Body, 1960-1997 (Deputy Chairman, 1985-1995; Treasurer, 1988-); Finance Committee, 1960-1988 (Vice-Chairman 1971, Chairman 1975-1988); Deputy Chairman, Finance and Resources Committee, 1988-1995. RNLI: Chairman Cardiff Branch, 1950-1973; Member Committee of Management, 1954-; Vice-President 1969-; Deputy Chairman, 1985-1993; Member, Executive Committee, 1970-1993. Chairman, Council, University of Wales College of Medicine, 1988-1997 (Member, 1984-). Chairman: John Cory & Sons Ltd, 1965-1991 (Director 1948-1991); Milford Haven Port Authority (formerly Conservancy Board), 1982-1994.
Published: A Century of Family Shipowning, 1954.
Cosh,
John Arthur

J.A. Cosh
Son of ... Cosh, and ... Janison.
Married Kate Jackson (predeceased him); two sons, one daughter.

17.06.1915
Bristol, Avon / Gloucestershire
-
06.10.2005
South Hams district, Hampshire
T/Sg.Lt.
10.07.1942 (reld 05.03.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.09.1945
fire at Bari 09.04.45
Education: Bristol Grammar School; St John's College, Cambridge; St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London; MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP



served on destroyers on artic convoys and was involved in the allied landings in Sicily and Italy
01.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto) (for duty at Brindisi)
Rheumatologist. Consultant physician, Bath, 1957-1982.
Coste,
John Henry

J.H. Coste (© Photo: Peter Scott, "The battle of the narrow seas")
13.02.1909 ?
-
09.1988 ?
South East Hampshire district ?
T/Lt.
29.03.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
02.10.1942
Op. Jubilee, Dieppe 19.08.42



Commanding Officer, MGB 317 (motor gun boat)
(07.1944)


SO ... MGB Flotilla
25.10.1944
-
(1945)
Assistant SO Coastal Forces, C-in-C Nore [HMS Pembroke]
Cother,
Patrick Corfe
P.C. Cother (Photo courtesy of the family, with thanks to Mr Tony Drury) P.C. Cother (Photo courtesy of the family, with thanks to Mr Tony Drury)
P.C. Cother (Photo courtesy of the family, with thanks to Mr Tony Drury) P.C. Cother (Photo courtesy of the family, with thanks to Mr Tony Drury)
P.C. Cother (Photo courtesy of the family, with thanks to Mr Tony Drury)
P.C. Cother (Photo courtesy of the family, with thanks to Mr Tony Drury)
Son of William St John Cother (1880-1963), and Kathleen Maud Hutton (1883-1974).
Married 1st (21.11.1935, Brighton) Ivy Gladys Mockford (28.12.1913 - 03.06.1977) (marriage dissolved 1964), daughter of of James Thomas Mockford (1884-), and Harriet Smith; two daughters, one son.
Married 2nd (20.12.1965) Mauricette Angelna Pignel.

20.06.1913
Furze Coppice, Marlborough, Wiltshire
-
27.07.2005
Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, USA
Prob. T/S.Lt. 03.01.1940
T/S.Lt. 23.01.1940
T/Lt. 05.01.1941 (reld 27.01.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 24.03.1942 attack on enemy submarine 19.10.41 [investiture 06.04.43]
29.05.1937     joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to Sussex Division, RNVR)
03.01.1940 - 22.01.1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
23.01.1940 - 31.01.1941 HMS Aquamarine (trawler; armed boarding vessel)
01.02.1941 - 30.03.1941 HMS Lord Austin (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
09.04.1941 - 22.01.1942 First Lieutenant, HMS Mallow (corvette) (DSC)
12.02.1942 - 11.03.1942 HMS Jonquil (corvette)
18.03.1942 - 16.10.1942 HMS Nasturtium (corvette)
17.10.1942 - 12.04.1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Aubretia (corvette)
13.04.1943 - 25.06.1943 sick leave & RN Auxiliary Hospital Barrow Gurney
02.07.1943 - 24.08.1945 HMS Fox (RN base, Lerwick)
25.08.1945 - 27.01.1946 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
Served as Captain of actor Errol Flynn's yacht "Zaca", 1956-57.
Literature: Bonny J. Cother, Master of Errol Flynn's Yacht Zaca, Captain Patrick C. Cother (2009).
Cottam,
George Milne
G.M. Cottam
?
-
T/Lt. 22.02.1940 (reld < 12.1941)
22.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
(10.1940)     HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport)
(1940)     HMS Venomous (destroyer)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
Cotton,
George Lennox
G.L. Cotton
?
-
T/Lt.
25.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
25.08.1942
action in Channel 14.06.42
(03.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 202 (motor torpedo boat)
(06.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 201 (motor torpedo boat)
Coulson,
Cuthbert Edward
C.E. Coulson
Son of Cuthbert Coulson, and Mary E. Harrison.
Married ((12?).1947, West Hartlepool district, Durham) Gertrude Margaret Finlay (16.11.1922 - 11.1987); two daughters.
22.05.1915
Hartlepool district, Durham
-
11.10.1959
Standish Hospital, Gloucestershire (formerly of Gloucester, Gloucestershire)
T/A/S/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 19.02.1945
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 19.08.1945 (reld > 07.1946)

* Special Branch officer for cypher duties

15.03.1945 - (07.1946) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for disposal by Commander-in-Chief, East Indies)
Court,
Peter
P. Court
04.02.1900 ??
Bolton district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire ??
-
(03?).1974 ??
Farnworth district, Lancashire ??
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
03.01.1943
T/Lt.
03.01.1945
1946?, seniority 03.01.1942
Lt.
1946?, seniority 03.01.1945
Lt.Cdr.
03.01.1953
Cdr.
30.06.1958 (retd 29.06.1966)

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration

VRD
?
?
(10.1944)


HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary)
22.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Corena (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1946)


HM BYMS 2076 (British yard minesweeper) *
1946?
 
 
permanent RNVR (Sussex Division) [later RNR]
Post-war a headmaster at the secondary school of Claverham, Battle, Sussex.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Courtauld,
Augustine
"August"
A. Courtauld (Photo courtesy of http://www.augustinecourtauldtrust.org) A. Courtauld (Photo courtesy of http://www.augustinecourtauldtrust.org)
Eldest child of Samuel Augustine Courtauld (1865–1953), a director of the family textile firm, and his wife, Edith Anne (Edian) Lister (d. 1951), daughter of Walter Venning Lister.
Married (1932) Mollie, elder daughter of Frank Douglas Montgomerie, land agent; four sons, two daughters.

26.08.1904
Bocking, Braintree district, Essex
-
03.03.1959
hospital, London
[buried at sea]
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
14.10.1939
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
13.01.1940
T/Lt.
1940/41?, seniority 13.01.1940 (reld < 04.1946)

Polar Medal

PolM
1932
?
Education: Charterhouse; Trinity College, Cambridge (...-1926; BA)
Traveller & Arctic explorer.
14.10.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS President (Admiralty) (for special and miscellaneous services)
24.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for MAC 2 (rescue craft))
09.08.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 20 (motor gun boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
(08.1942)
-
(06.)1943
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) *
12.07.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Garth (destroyer)
?


HMS Tintagel Castle (corvette)
?
 
 
HMS Agamemnon (harbour service amenity ship)
After the war he devoted himself to local government and community service. He served on Essex county council from 1945 to 1955, and became a Justice of the Peace (JP) and Deputy Lieutenant (DL) in 1946, and High Sheriff of Essex in 1953. He was a governor of Felsted School, chairman of Essex Association of Boys' Clubs, and vice-president of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) (1957), and gave a lifeboat to the institution in memory of his mother. He served three times on the council of the Royal Geographical Society and was honorary secretary between 1948 and 1951. He also served on the committee of management of the Scott Polar Research Institute. In 1956 he set up the Augustine Courtauld Trust to help causes which ‘wouldn't get much help otherwise’.
Published: Man the ropes (1957; memoirs); From the Ends of the Earth (1958; anthology of Polar writings)
* date of appointment given as 11.07.1940; in the Oct 1944 Navy List still shown under HMS Hornet, but also showing under HMS Garth
Courtis,
Richard Douglas
R.D. Courtis
(12?).1917
Barnstaple district, Devon
-
T/Lt.
05.03.1943
03.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, MTB 514
(07.1945)


HMS Dartmouth (base, Dartmouth)
(04.1946)


HMS Spey (frigate)
Cousins,
George Edward
G.E. Cousins
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E) 23.10.1941
T/A/Lt. (E) 23.10.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
23.10.1941 - (07.1945) HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
Cowan,
[Prof.] Charles Donald [Jeremy]
C.D. Cowan
Son of W.C. Cowan and Minnie Ethel (née Farrow).
Married 1st (1945) Mary Evelyn (marriage dissolved 1960), daughter of Otto Vetter, Perth, WA; two daughters.
Married 2nd (1962) Daphne Eleanor, daughter of Walter Rishworth Whittam, Rangoon.
08.11.1923
London
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.03.1944
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
<  07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

Companion of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)

CBE
31.12.1987
New Year 88: as Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Education: Kilburn Grammar School; Peterhouse, Cambridge University (MA), PhD London; FRAS
1941
-
1945
served Royal Navy:
(12.1944)


British Naval Liaison Officer, Hr.Ms. O 19 (Dutch submarine)
(07.1945)


HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee) *
Lecturer in History, Raffles College, Singapore, 1947-1948, and University of Malaya, 1948-1950; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London: Lecturer in the History of South­East Asia, 1950-1960; Professor, 1961-1980, Professor of Oriental History, 1980-1989; Director, 1976-1989; London University: Pro-Vice-Chancellor, 1985-1986; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, 1988-1990; Chairman of Convocation, 1990-1994. Visiting Professor of Southeast Asian History, Cornell University, 1960-1961. Chairman, Committee for SE-Asian Studies, British Academy, 1990-. Governor: James Allen's Girls School, 1977-1989; Alleyn's School, 1980-; Dulwich College, 1980-; Richmond College, 1988-1992. Trustee, Dulwich Estate, 1985-. Chairman, External System, University of London, since 1993.
Published: Nineteenth Century Malaya, 1961; (ed) The Economic Development of South­East Asia, 1964; (ed) The Economic Development of China and Japan, 1964; (with P. L. Burns) Sir Frank Swettenham's Malayan Journals, 1975; (with O. L. Wolters) Southeast Asian History and Historiography, 1976.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cowley,
Geoffrey Arthur Stephen
G.A.S. Cowley
Residence: (1945) Warwick.
08.02.1921
Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
10.08.1979
Petersfield district, Hampshire
T/El.S.Lt. 08.02.1942
T/El.Lt. 08.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
... ...
Lt.Cdr. (E) RN 08.06.1951 (retd 08.02.1971)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division)

MBE 08.06.1951 HM's birthday 51
Pre- & post-war employed at B.T.H. Rugby.
      degaussing duties at Schievan, Alexandria & Port Said (interests in heavy electrical engineering and outside construction)
... - ... ...
05.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Euphrates (depot ship, Basra, Iraq) (for miscellaneous duties)
15.08.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)
06.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Cowley,
Robert
R. Cowley (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Lorimer)
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
15.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
39-45 St - -

Atlantic Star

Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Served in the Merchant Navy till 1937.



temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
08.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Highway (landing ship, dock)
Cowley,
William
W. Cowley
Son of ... Cowley, and ... Farrer.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
01.06.1921
Easington district, Durham
-
05.2003
Warrington district, Cheshire / Lancashire
T/A/S.Lt. 08.01.1943
T/S.Lt. 08.07.1943
T/Lt. 08.07.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 07.1946)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
(04.1943)     torpedo course
12.04.1943 - (10.)1944 Third Officer, HM HDML 1254 (harbour defence motor launch)
27.10.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
07.03.1945 - (07.)1945 First Lieutenant, HM ML 559 (motor launch)
03.12.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HM ML 199 (motor launch)
Cox,
David Walter Charlton
D.W.C. Cox
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Walter Charlton Cox, MA (1873-1937), head master of Aberdare Boys Grammar School, and May Daniels (1884-).
Married ((06?).1936, Westminster district, London) Winifred M. Twigg; ... children (one daughter?).
21.03.1905
Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil district, Glamorgan
-
04.1996
Huntingdon district, Huntingdonshire
T/Sg.Lt. 30.09.1939
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. 08.12.1942? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Education: Aberdare Boys Grammar School; Guy's Hospital (MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond, 31.01.1930).
11.1939 - (08.)1940 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
11.1940 - (10.)1941 HMS Lincoln (destroyer)
14.11.1941 - (12.)1942 HMS President V (accountant ratings training establishment, Highgate School, London N6)
08.12.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)
(04.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
General practitioner, Standon, nr Ware, Hertfordshire.
Cox,
Dennis
D. Cox
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
12.08.1943
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
< 07.1945
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
12.08.1945

Croix de Guerre (France)

CdeG
?
for liaison services French Ship L'Aventure



British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship Curie (submarine)



British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship L'Aventure (frigate)
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto) *
(07.1945)


HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames) *
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cox,
Dennis George
D.G. Cox
?
-
T/S.Lt. 16.10.1943
T/A/Lt. < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal Hkn 26.08.1947 liaison duties
(10.1944)     HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
1944 - 1945 British Naval Liaison Officer, HNorMS Arendal (Norwegian escort destroyer)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cox,
Guy Henry Garrett
G.H.G. Cox (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeremy Garrett-Cox)
Eldest son of Samuel Henry Reuben Garrett Cox (1874-1966), and Gladys Irene Carter (1886-1980).
Married (01.05.1939, Colombo, Ceylon) Rosemary Simpson-Hayward (28.07.1913 - 17.10.1985), of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, elder daughter of Capt. George Hayward Thomas Simpson-Hayward (1875-1936), and Mary Gladys Walter Stenson (1881-1955), of Northwood, Kemerton, Gloucestershire; one son. Rosemary Garrett-Cox remarried (17.02.1953) Jeston Homfray.
13.06.1911
Maidenhead district, Berkshire
-
12.11.1942
(MPK) [age 31]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 76, column 3]
T/S.Lt. 05.02.1942
T/A/Lt. 05.05.1942
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
10.03.1942 - 12.11.1942 HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship) (torpedoed & sunk by U-515 off Morocco)
Cox,
John Joseph
J.J. Cox
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
15.12.1921
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 21.10.1940
T/S.Lt. (A) 15.12.1940
T/Lt. (A) 21.04.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 15.08.1944 air strikes Sabang & Surabaya 04-05.44
(12.1940)     HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
13.01.1941 - (02.)1941 pilot, 767 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
30.03.1941 - (04.)1941 pilot, 814 Squadron FAA [HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)]
(06.1941) - (04.1942) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
09.04.1942 - (04.)1943 pilot, 814 Squadron FAA (China Bay) [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
17.05.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
01.06.1943 - (06.)1944 pilot, 847 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent), from 28.11.1943 HMS Illustrious (Illustrious aircraft carrier)]
04.10.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 710 Squadron FAA [HMS Urley (RN Air Station, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man)]
01.01.1945 - (07.)1945 pilot, 736 Squadron FAA [HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)]
19.09.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) (for test flying duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cox,
Leslie William
L.W. Cox
?
-
T/S.Lt. 30.04.1942
T/Lt. 30.04.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.09.1945 operations Husky & Avalanche
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
07.06.1942 - (10.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for LCTs)
 (1943)     HM LCT 585 (landing craft, tank) (despatches)
 (1944/45)     HM LCT 458 (landing craft, tank) (DSC)
Cox,
Vivian Alexander
V.A. Cox
21.07.1915
Bangalore, India
-
T/S.Lt.
12.06.1941
T/A/Lt.
12.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
01.07.1941 - (12.1941) Operations Division (Home), Admiralty [HMS President]
[possibly serving in Winston Churchill's War Map Room and later loaned to President Roosevelt for the same duty]
15.06.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
(07.1945)     HMS Howe (battleship) (Flag Ship of Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet) *
Producer, screenwriter & short story author.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Coxon,
Neil Vaughan Marker
N.V.M. Coxon (Photo courtesy of Penny Granr) N.V.M. Coxon (Photo courtesy of Penny Granr)
Son (with five sisters [one being Third Officer Sybil Elizabeth Coxon, WRNS]) of William Marker Coxon (1879-), and Annie White (1880-).
Married ((12?).1947, Wolverhampton district, Staffordshire) Margaret Lettice Fulgoni (née Smallwood) (20.11.1919 - 10.2004), who was earlier married to Frank Fulgoni (1907-1997), and daughter of Ernest James Smallwood, and Sarah Elizabeth Hussey; one daughter.
01.09.1920
-
08.1990
Droitwich district, Worcestershire
T/S.Lt. (A) 08.09.1941
T/Lt. (A) 08.03.1944 (reld 09.04.1946)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(02.1942)     HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) *
23.02.1942 - (12.)1942 pilot, 825 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
20.12.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanga, Tanganyika)
12.06.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Kipanga (RN Air Station, Kilindini, Kenya)
01.10.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
(10.1944)     HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
06.11.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Valluru (RN Air Station, Tambaran, Madras, India)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Coy,
Peter Edward Brazil
P.E.B. Coy (Photo courtesy of Jonquil Coy)
Only child of Gilbert and Ella Coy.
Married; two sons, two daughters.
20.12.1922
Porto Allegre, Brazil
-
Prob. T/A/S.Lt.
09.02.1942
Prob. T/S.Lt.
?, seniority 09.02.1942
T/S.Lt.
03.1944, seniority 09.02.1942
T/Lt.
?, seniority 09.02.1944
T/Lt. RM
04.12.1944, seniority 09.02.1942
Lt. RM
01.09.1947, seniority 09.02.1942
Capt. RM
09.06.1950 (retd 09.05.1958)
1941


cipher clerk to Naval Attaché Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
12.06.1942
-
08.1944
HMS Narcissus (corvette) (convoying in North Atlantic)
04.12.1944


transferred to the Royal Marines
(07.1945)


Chatham Division, Royal Marines
(04.1946)


Royal Marines Depot, Deal
(07.1948)


Portsmouth Division, Royal Marines
(05.1950)


Royal Marines, Deal
(05.1953)


Plymouth Division, Royal Marines
16.09.1953
-
(04.1955)
40 Royal Marine Commando
(01.1956)


HMS President
Undergraduate at Newcastle (BA, Dip/Anth), 09.1958-07.1963. Postgraduate at Oxford (M.Litt, D.Phil), 09.1963-12.1966. Lecturer in Anthropology in Australia, 1967-1971. Senior Lecturer in Anthropology in Scotland, 1971-1988. Retired to France, 1989.
Published: The echo of a fighting flower : the story of HMS Narcissus and B3 Ocean Escort Group in WWII (1997)
 
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