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Crabb,
Albert Walter
A.W. Crabb
Son of ... Crabb, and ... Shelton.
10.02.1915
Poplar district, London
-
01.1973
Falmouth district, Cornwall
T/A/S.Lt. 02.07.1943
T/S.Lt. 02.01.1944
T/Lt. 02.01.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
03.11.1943 - (04.)1943 HMS Lawford (frigate)
16.05.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Faulknor (destroyer) (for flotilla staff)
02.09.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Goodson (frigate)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Crabb,
Lionel Kenneth [Philip] "Buster"
L.K.P. Crabb L.K.P. Crabb
L.K.P. Crabb L.K.P. Crabb
L.K.P. Crabb L.K.P. Crabb
L.K.P. Crabb L.K.P. Crabb
L.K.P. Crabb
28.01.1909
Streatham, SW London
-
19.04.1956
(missing, declared death 09.06.1957)
[memorial]
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
07.11.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
? (reld 1947)
Cdr. (Sp.Br.) (retd)
?

George Medal

GM
25.01.1944
removal of mines

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45
10.1942
-
(08.1943)
mine & disposal officer, HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
1945


Mine Disposal Units:



Principal Diving Officer, Northern Italy
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
08.1945


Palestine
1955
-
1956
HMS Vernon
Cracklen,
George Edward
G.E. Cracklen
Married (10.06.1944); at least one son.
Residence: (1944) Frindsbury, Strood, Kent.
(03?).1907
Strood district, Kent
-
T/S.Lt.
010.06.1943?
T/Lt.
01.06.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
16.06.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Lexa (armed yacht, minesweeping duties)
Craddock,
John Gwithian
J.G. Craddock

Son (with one brother) of George James Craddock (1886-1977), and Margaret Elizabeth Muncaster (1887-1959).
Married ((09?).1940, Paddington district, London) Barbara Eveline Florence Smyth
(01.10.1918 -), daughter of Sydney Smyth , and Eveline Edith Francis Parsons (1886-); two daughters, two sons.
01.04.1915
Camborne, Redruth district, Cornwall
-
26.05.1990
Poole Hospital, Dorset (formerly of Blandford, Poole district, Dorset)
T/Sg.Lt. 15.09.1941 (reld 09.03.1946)
Sg.Lt. 14.08.1947, seniority 01.04.1940
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 01.04.1948 (reld 13.05.1952)
Education: Cambridge University (BA 1937; MA 1950) & St Mary's Hospital; MB, BChir Camb 1941; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond, 25.07.1940; FRCS Eng 1950; DTM&H Eng 1950.
20.10.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Leonian (boom carrier)
20.10.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)
28.12.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
06.10.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Phoenix (RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Fayid, Egypt)
13.08.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
1944 - 1945 POW in the hands of Greeks, evading the ELAS guerilla chief Ares Velouchiotis
14.04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
14.08.1947     transferred, Permanent RNVR (List II)
Senior Surgeon Specialist, Government of Northern Nigeria. Examiner, Ministry of Social Security.
Craig,
John Kirke
J.K. Craig 
From Glasgow.
?
-
T/Lt.
22.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
Watchkeeping Certificate
22.11.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS King Alfred (RNVR training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
25.09.1940
-
07.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS St Zeno (anti-submarine trawler)
10.04.1944
-
12.06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Oxlip (corvette)
25.06.1945
-
03.11.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
Craig-Bennett,
[Dr.] Arthur [Lancelot]
A. Craig-Bennett 
Married ((03?).1930, St Marylebone district, London) Helen Marjorie Mure; ... children (one daughter?).
05.12.1903
-
12.07.1985
Colchester district, Essex
Prob. T/S.Lt.
13.01.1941
T/Lt.
13.04.1941
A/T/Lt.Cdr.
? (reld < 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
10.06.1961
HM's birthday 61: as British Council representative, Libya
Officer, Legion of Merit (US) LM
17.07.1945
as Naval Liaison Officer South of France
Education: Cambridge University (MA, PhD)
Lecturer in zoology, University of Edinburgh. Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 06.03.1933. Chief Fisheries Officer, Palestine, League of Nations, 1936-.... Professor of Zoology, University of Libya.
(02.1941)
 
 
Admiralty [HMS President] *
21.06.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
09.07.1944
-
(10.1944)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy)]
01.1945
-
(07.1945)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Craine,
James Wilson
J.W. Craine
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
25.11.1942 (reld > 04.1946)



temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
(1943)


HMS Thane (escort carrier)
12.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Patroller (escort carrier)
17.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Mersey (T.124X Depot, Liverpool & Neston Camp, Wirral)
Superintendent Marine Engineer for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, 01.04.1968-29.12.1974.
Crammond,
Leslie Ernest
L.E. Crammond (Photo courtesy of Mr Jonathan Crammond)
Son of Harold Ernest Crammond (1884?-1942), and Amy Florrie Taplin (1878-1962).
Married ((09?).1963, Basford district, Nottinghamshire) Marion R. Short; ... children (one son?).
26.03.1909
Loughbrough district, Leicestershire

-
02.2004
Rushcliffe district, Nottinghamshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.02.1940
T/S.Lt. 1940, seniority 23.02.1940
T/Lt. 24.05.1940, seniority 23.02.1940 (reld 23.12.1940; medically unfit)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.02.1941 bringing down enemy aircraft 17.11.40
? - 07.04.1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments)
08.04.1940 - 21.04.1940 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (additional; for minesweeping department)
22.04.1940 - 25.06.1940 HMS Queen of Thanet (paddle minesweeper) [HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith) (additional)]
26.06.1940 - 12.12.1940 HMS Southsea (minesweeping drifter) [HMS Victory III (accounting section, Portsmouth) (additional), from 01.08.1940 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne) (additional)]
13.12.1940 - 14.01.1941 admitted RN Hospital Kingseat with defective vision (having been earlier admitted to Tynemouth Victoria Jubilee Infirmary at 19.07.1940 with a head injury and concussion), found medically unfit for service and released from service dated 23.12.1940
Crane,
Arthur George
A.G. Crane
?
-
T/Lt. 22.08.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943
22.08.1941 - (10.)1944 Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
18.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) (for miscellaneous services)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Crane,
Dennis Paul
D.P. Crane
Son of ... Crane, and ... Wright.
Married ((09?).1943, Southend on Sea district, Essex) Betty G. Studd; two daughters.
05.1916
Orsett district, Essex
-
23.11.2011
Southend Hospital, Essex
T/S.Lt. 07.08.1942
T/Lt. 07.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 31.10.1947
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943) - (12.1943) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) *
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
01.02.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Highway (landing ship, dock)
09.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire) *
31.10.1947 - (05.1951) commissioned, RNVR (Special Branch) for service with Sea Cadet Corps
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crane,
Vernon Reginald
V.R. Crane
Son of ... Crane, and ... Vernon.
07.03.1920
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
03.06.1984
Bromley district, Kent
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (A)
23.09.1940
T/S.Lt. (A)
07.03.1941
T/Lt. (A)
23.03.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
04.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for Special Service)
15.10.1941
-
08.11.1942
pilot, 822 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent), from 07.1942 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
[his Albacore failed to return during Operation Torch, from a raid on La Senia airfield, being shot down by a Dewoitine Dw.520, making a force landing and being badly damaged; Crane was slightly injured & probably captured]
08.11.1942
-
?
POW in French captivity ?
01.08.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, 714 Squadron FAA [HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire)]
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Craven,
Charles Frederick
C.F. Craven
?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
11.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
13.03.1945
assault Normandy 06-12.44
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing craft, tank) *
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, LCI(S) 527 (landing craft, infantry (small)), LCI(S) Squadron (Normandy)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crawford,
John
"Jack"
J. Crawford
?
-
Prob. T/S/Lt. 07.06.1940
T/Lt. 07.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 04.1943, < 08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 07.12.1943 Operation Antidote (minesweeping Galita to Sousse, Tunisia 05.43)
(07.1940)     no appointment listed
05.08.1940 - (02.)1942 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
01.02.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Laguna Belle (paddle minesweeper)
30.04.1943 - (06.) 1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Hazard (Halcyon class minesweeper)
(10.) 1944 - (10.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Hazard (Halcyon class minesweeper)
Cresdee,
Alan Herbert Victor
A.H.V. Cresdee
Son of Charles Herbert Cresdee, and Margaretta Thurston.
Married ((06?).1947, Hendon district, Middlesex) Gwendoline Louisa P. Goodwin (14.02.1924 - 02.2001); one son.
26.09.1919
Hammersmith district, London
-
(03?).1974
Reading district, Berkshire
T/S.Lt. 20.03.1941
T/Lt. 20.09.1943 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
16.04.1941 - (12.1941) Navigating Officer, HMS Thirlmere (trawler)
01.04.1942 - (02.)1943 Navigating and Gunnery Officer (later First Lieutenant), HMS Rousay (trawler)
(06.1943) - (01.1945) HMS Rousay (trawler) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crichton,
Charles McVeagh
C.M. Crichton
14.10.1910
-
12.1985
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
T/Lt.
16.07.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
(06.1944)
T/A/Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
17.05.1942
-
(10.)1943
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for LCTs)
01.11.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty):
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM LCT 461 (landing craft, tank) & Senior Officer, 14th LCT Flotilla 
(07.1945)


HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crichton,
Patrick
P. Crichton
?
-
T/S.Lt.
14.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
?
-
(06.)1944
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 326 (motor torpedo boat)
06.09.1944
-
24.04.1945
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 511 (motor torpedo boat) [1945 renamed: HM MTB 2004]
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Crichton,
Robert Alan
C.M. Crichton
Son of John Roberts Crichton and Mary Euphemia Crichton.
Husband of Edith Caroline Crichton, of Bournemouth, Hampshire.
1903 ? *
-
19.08.1941
[age 38]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 60, column 2]

* perhaps:
(06?).1904
Christchurch, Hampshire
T/Lt.
23.02.1940
23.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
27.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous duties)
08.1941
-
19.08.1941
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
[while on passage to Gibraltar the ship that carried him (the steamer Aguila) was torpedoed & sunk by the German submarine U-201]
Crick,
Edward Denton
"Ted"
E.D. Crick (Photo courtesy of Mrs E.M. (Romy) McCabe (née Crick)) E.D. Crick
Married 1st (28.08.1928, Kensington district, London) Frances Emma Gale (08.02.1904 - 28.12.1961), as professional singer from 1923-1935 known as Frances Nightingale, daughter of Arthur William Gale (1871-1953), and Alice Luck (1872-1953); two sons, two daughters.
Married 2nd (03.1963, Surrey North Eastern district) Olive M. Dennington.
30.05.1901
Kensington district, London
-
06.11.1978
Minster, Ramsgate, Thanet district, Kent
T/Paym.S.Lt. 27.05.1942
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 03.1943, seniority 27.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
1940     enlisted RNVR
28.10.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
Craftsman (partner of M.E. Crick Ltd.) & antique dealer.
Crickmar,
Leonard Joseph
"Len"
L.J. Crickmar
(12?).1922 ?
Lambeth district, London ?
-
19.11.2009
London E6
T/S.Lt. 11.03.1943
T/A/Lt. < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt. RNR 30.11.1959, seniority 08.01.1959
Lt. (Sp.Br.) RNR 07.1966, seniority 08.01.1959 (removed from active list 12.1966, dated 08.05.1966)
20.09.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for beach duty):
(01.1944)     "N" RN Beach Commando (Anzio)
(04.1946)     HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
30.11.1959     transferred, Permanent RNR
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crisp,
John Venables
"Jack"
J.V. Crisp
Married ((09?).1937, Swansea district, Glamorgan) Eleanor Williams.
(06?).1908
Gower district, Glamorgan
-
1970
Herefordshire
T/S.Lt. 19.09.1943
T/Lt. 19.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
12.07.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Acacia (minesweeping trawler)
(07.1945)     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Critchley,
Macdonald
M. Critchley
Son of Arthur Frank and Rosina Matilda Critchley.
Married 1st, Edna Auldeth Morris (deceased); two sons.
Married 2nd, Eileen Hargreaves.
02.02.1900
-
15.10.1997
Sedgemoor, Somerset
T/Sg.Capt. 05.09.1939

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

CBE
1962
?
Education: Christian Brothers College; University of Bristol (Lady Haberfield Scholarship in Medicine, Markham Skerritt Prize for Original Research). MD 1925; ChB, MRCS, FRCP
1917
-
1918
served European War
05.10.1939
-
(04.1946)
Consulting Neurologist, RN Auxiliary Hospital, Barrow Gurney [HMS Drake]
Goulstonian Lecturer, RCP, 1930; Hunterian Professor, RCS, 1935; Royal College of Physicians: Bradshaw Lecturer 1942; Croonian Lecturer, 1945; Harveian Orator, 1966; President, World Federation of Neurology, 1965-1973; Honorary Consulting Neurologist, King's College Hospital; Honorary Consulting Physician, National Hospital, Queen Square; formerly Dean, Institute of Neurology; Neurological Physician, Royal Masonic Hospital; formerly Neurologist to Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables, Putney. Consulting Neurologist to Royal Navy, 1939-1977; Long Fox Lecturer, University of Bristol, 1935; William Withering Lecturer, University of Birmingham, 1946; Tisdall Lecturer, University of Manitoba, 1951; Semon Lecturer, University of London, 1951; Sherrington Lecturer, University of Wisconsin; Orator, Medical Society of London, 1955. President Harveian Society, 1947. Hunterian Orator, 1957; Doyne Memorial Lecturer, 1961; Wartenberg Lecturer, 1961; Victor Horsley Memorial Lecturer, 1963; Honyman Gillespie Lecturer, 1963; Schorstein Lecturer, 1964; Hughlings Jackson Lecturer and Medallist, RSM, 1964; Gowers Lecturer and Medallist, 1965; Veraguth Gold Medallist, Bern, 1968; Sam T. Orton Award for work on Dyslexia, 1974; Arthur Hall Memorial Lecturer, 1969; Rickman Godlee Lecturer, 1970; Cavendish Lecturer, 1976; Vis. Prof., Winston­Salem, NC, 1983. President Associatio of British Neurologists, 1962-1964; Second Vice­President, RCP, 1964; Member, GMC, 1957-1973; Founder­President, Migraine Trust. Honorary FACP; MD Zürich hc; DenM (Aix­Marseille) hc; MD Madrid hc; Hon. Fellow: Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy; Pan­African Association of Neurological Scis; Honorary Member, RSM; Honorary Corresp. Member Académie de Médecine de France, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Royal Academy of Medicine, Barcelona, and Neurological Societies of France, Switzerland, Holland, Turkey, Uruguay, US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Argentine, Germany, Chile, Spain, Roumania, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Peru, Poland and Sweden. Visiting Professor, Universities of: Istanbul, 1949; California, 1950 and 1964; Hawaii, 1966. Master, Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, 1956-1957.
Published: Mirror Writing; Neurology of Old Age; Observations on Pain; Language of Gesture; Shipwreck­survivors; Sir William Gowers; The Parietal Lobes; The Black Hole; Developmental Dyslexia; Aphasiology; The Dyslexic Child; Silent Language; (ed jtly) Music and the Brain, 1976; (jtly) Dyslexia defined, 1978; The Divine Banquet of the Brain, 1979; The Citadel of the Senses, 1986; The Ventricle of Memory, 1990; various articles on nervous diseases.
Croghan,
Edward
E. Croghan
?
-
16.12.1941
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 50, 1]
T/Lt.Cdr.
01.09.1939
Education: King Edward VII School, Johannesburg
01.09.1939
-
16.12.1941
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Cromack,
Charles
C. Cromack
Son of ... Cromack, and ... Richardson.
Married; ... children (one son?).
31.01.1915
Willesden district, Middlesex
-
03.1990

Reading and Wokingham district, Berkshire
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
11.11.1940 (reld > 04.1946)

Atlantic Star

Atl St
-
-
Pacific Star Pac St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS St Briac (Fleet air Arm target ship) *
01.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Eastway (landing ship dock)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crompton,
Kenneth
K. Crompton
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 24.04.1942
T/Lt. (A) 24.10.1944

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 10.07.1945 Operation Dukedom (destruction of a Japanese cruiser 15-18.05.45) [decoration posted]
01.10.1943 - (07.1945) pilot, 851 Squadron FAA [from 01.1944 HMS Shah (escort carrier) and shore-based at Katakurunda, 05.1945 at HMS Emperor (escort carrier) for a week]
Crompton,
Kenneth George
K.G. Crompton
14.03.1913 ?
West Derby district, Lancashire ?
-
07.1992 ?
Brighton district, Sussex ?
T/A/S.Lt. 05.02.1943
T/S.Lt. 05.08.1943
T/Lt. 05.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(04.1943)     HMS Good Hope (training establishment, Port Elizabeth, South Africa) *
04.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt)
13.06.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
      possibly serving as British Naval Liaison Officer on Greek ships
(12.1943) - (06.1944) HMS Derby (Hunt class minesweeper) *
28.08.1944 - 05.05.1945 HMS Coriolanus (trawler) (ship mined in Adriatic)
08.1945 - 12.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Mull (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cronin,
Richard John Percival
R.J.P. Cronin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Cronin)
Son of John James Cronin (1880-1936), and Mary Edith Sullivan (1884-1971), of Plymouth.
His brother Petty Officer Supply James Patrick Cronin (15.09.1916-15.11.1943) was killed on destroyer HMS Quail south of Calabria when the ship was mined. His sister Mary Kate Cronin married Lt.Cdr. (S) L.R. Southey, RNVR.
Married (01.01.1951, Plymouth district, Devon) Catherine G. Reid; one son, two daughters.
21.01.1912
Devonport district, Devon
-
15.11.1976
Plymouth district, Devon
T/A/Paym.S.Lt. 24.11.1943
T/Paym.S.Lt. = T/S.Lt. (S) 24.05.1944
T/A/Lt. (S) < 01.1945
T/Lt. (S) 01.04.1945
Lt. (S) RN 22.01.1947, seniority 01.04.1945
Lt.Cdr. (S) RN 01.04.1953 (emgcy 21.12.1955)
15.12.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (additional; for various services)
07.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
22.01.1947     transferred, RN
11.1947 - (05.1949) RN Barracks, Singapore [HMS Terror]
(05.1950)     HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier) *
10.1950 - 31.03.1951 HMS Orion (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
31.03.1951 - (12.1951) HMS Comet
25.02.1952 - 28.06.1952 HMS Rame Head [tender to HMS Orion]
21.07.1952 - 29.09.1953 Supply Officer, 4th Training Squadron [HMS Widemouth Bay (frigate)] [tender to HMS Cochrane]
30.09.1953 - (04.)1955 HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cronyn,
Hugh Verschoyle
H.V. Cronyn
Son of Verschoyle Francis Cronyn, and Mable Margaret Philpot.
Married (24.06.1942) Jean Harris, MA (Oxon), daughter of Percy Harris, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
30.04.1905
Vancouver, BC, Canada
-
25.07.1996
Wandsworth district, London
Ord.Sea.
?
T/S.Lt.
04.10.1940
T/A/Lt.
< 02.1941
T/Lt.
04.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 12.1943, < 04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

George Medal

GM
28.04.1942
bomb disposal * [investiture 07.07.42]
* Dealt with unexploded 500 kg bomb in petrol-filled tank of an oil tanker Bristol Channel Apr 41.
Education: Ridley College, St Catharines, Ont.; Ontario College of Art; Art Students LEague, NY; Académie Lhote, Paris; American School of Fine Arts, Fontainbleau
Spent three years working in Paris studios & five years as a freelance artist in London.
19.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
Unexploded Bombs Department, Admiralty (for duty outside Admiralty)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
24.08.1942
-
(10.1944)
Executive Officer, HMS Mallard (patrol vessel)
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto, Italy) *
(1945)
 
 
British Naval Liaison Officer, French heavy cruiser "Suffren"
Artist, painter. FRSA. Director of Art at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London (three years). Full-time lecturer in painting at North East Essex School of Art, Colchester (eight years).
Croom-Johnson,
[Rt. Hon. Sir] David Powell
D.P. Croom-Johnson
Third son of Hon. Sir Reginald
Powell Croom-Johnson (1879-1957), sometime a Judge of the High Court, and Ruby Ernestine Hobbs.
Married (08.07.1940, Grimsby, Lincolnshire) Barbara Douglas Warren (10.07.1913 - 04.1994), youngest daughter of Erskine Douglas Warren, of Toronto; one daughter.

28.11.1914
Wandsworth district, London
-
21.11.2000
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
Lt. 10.06.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 07.1945 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. 10.06.1947 (retd 24.01.1953)
Knight Batchelor Kt 11.06.1971 ?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 16.03.45]

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration

VRD 09.02.1954 -
Education: The Hall, Hampstead; Stowe School; Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MA; Hon. Fellow, 1985).
1936 - 1953 served, RNVR (London Division)
1938 - 1938 HMS Barham (battleship)
09.09.1939 - (08.)1942 HMS Ross (Hunt class minesweeper)
14.12.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Hydra (Algerine class minesweeper)
11.09.1943 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Peterhead (Bangor class minesweeper) [ship irreparably damaged 08.06.1944]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Called to Bar, Gray's Inn, 1938, Master of the Bench, 1964, Treasurer, 1981; Western Circuit. QC 1958; Recorder of Winchester, 1962-1971; Judge of Courts of Appeal, Jersey and Guernsey, 1966-1971; Judge of High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, 19.04.1971-1984. Privy Councillor (PC), 1984. A Lord Justice of Appeal, 12.11.1984-1989. Member: General Council of the Bar, 1958-1962; Senate of Inns of Court, 1966-1970. Conducted Home Office Inquiry concerning amalgamation of Lancashire Police Areas, 1967-1968; Vice-Chairman, Home Office Committee on Mentally Abnormal Offenders, 1972-1975; Chairman, Crown Agents Tribunal, 1978-1982. Member, Council, Oakdene School, 1956-1979; Chairman, Knightsbridge Association, 1965-1971.
Crosley,
Richard Roy

R.R. Crosley
Son of Richard Crosley, and Ivy E. Hosking.
Married ((03.).1944, Sheffield district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Winifred M. Unwin; two sons, two daughters.

25.02.1920
Totnes district, Devonshire
-
04.1991
Camelford district, Cornwall
[Parish Churchyard, St Teath]
T/S.Lt. 09.04.1942
T/Lt. 01.02.1944 (reld 01.1946)
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 08.06.1948

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.07.1944 action 10.05.44 [investiture 10.10.44]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 19.09.1944 Coastal Forces actions 3 & 13.07.44 [investiture 10.10.44]
07.1940 - 1942 served as a coder in the Navy
1942 - 09.04.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
(08.1942) - (04.1943) HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
21.07.1943 - 01.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 84 (motor gun boat)
24.01.1944 - (07.)1944 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for MTBs):
(05.1944) - (07.1944) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 467 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC & Bar)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
08.06.1948 - (05.1951) served Sea Cadet Corps
Head teacher St Teath.
Cross,
David Angus
G.F. Cross
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
08.03.1917
-
08.1995
Truro district, Cornwall
T/S.Lt. 27.03.1941
T/Lt. 27.03.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(06.1941)     no appointment listed
22.06.1941 - (10.)1941 HM MASB 28 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
30.10.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS Victory III (accounting section, Portsmouth)
07.1943 - (10.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MASB 28 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Forte IV (Coastal Forces base, Falmouth)]
06.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) (for Motor Launch duties)
[in command of HM ML 4002 which left Knysna (South Africa) on 09.03.1945 on its maiden voyage]
Cross,
Graham Foster
G.F. Cross
Son of Ernest William Cross (1970-1943), and Constance Mary Berguer (1869-1949).
Married 1st (27.08.1932, Billericay district, Essex) Kathleen Mary Clark (16.06.1907 - 19.07.1946); three sons.
Married 2nd (31.03.1950, Saffron Walden district, Essex) Nesta Rosamund Bevan (17.10.1911 - 06.03.1999), divorced wife of Lt.Cdr. Gerald Eliot Meysey Bromley-Martin, RNVR (1906-1954), and daughter of Bertrand Yorke Bevan (1867-), and Georgina Laura Frederica Malcolmson, of Cuckfield.
04.02.1904
Leytonstone, West Ham district, London
-
22.10.1996
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
T/Lt. 05.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944
24.11.1939 - (04.)1940 Minesweeping Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
09.10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth)
25.02.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Miranda (minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth)
(10.1944)     HMS Kellett (Hunt class minesweeper) *
11.12.1944 - 01.04.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Lioness (Algerine class minesweeper)
04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS) (for miscellaneous services)
1945? - 1945? Commanding Officer, HMS Rosamund (Algerine class minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crosskell,
Gordon Kenneth
E. Croghan
Son of ... Crosskell, and ... Lill.
Married; at least one son.
(12?).1924
Louth district, Lincolnshire
-
01.2008 still alive (aged 83)
? ? [J/X 371118]
T/Midsh. 31.03.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 29.05.1944
T/S.Lt. 29.11.1944 (reld 23.08.1946)
30.06.1942     joined RNVR & served in the ranks
      training at HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley) & HMS Lochailort (Combined Operations base, Inverailort Castle, nr Inverness)
      served at a minesweeper
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) * (probably for landing craft duty)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1946? - 1946? HMS Forth (submarine depot ship for 3rd Submarine Fotilla, Holy Loch, Scotland)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crossman,
James
J. Crossman
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A)
21.10.1940
T/S.Lt. (A)
....1941, seniority 21.10.1940
T/Lt. (A)
21.04.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
01.05.1945
Operation Meridian (air strikes on Palembang 01.45)
20.01.1941
-
(02.1941)
pilot, 776 Squadron [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
03.07.1941
-
13.05.1942
pilot, 804 Squadron [HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)]
14.05.1942
-
26.10.1942
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton]
27.10.1942
-
(02.1943)
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Dasher (escort carrier)]
07.10.1944
-
09.08.1945
Commanding Officer, 894 Squadron FAA [HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier) & HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)] (after a ramrod operation to Matsushima Japan, his aircraft was hit by Flak; pilot bailed out; only held briefly just before VJ Day)
Crothall,
Allan Charles
A.C. Crothall
c. 1916
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
24.01.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
24.01.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45
13.02.1941
-
(08.1942)
Assistant Salvage Officer, Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
?
-
(02.1943)
Salvage Officer, Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) (for miscellaneous services)
Managing Director of Risdon Beazley/Ulrich Harms.
Published
: Wealth from the sea (1993).
Crothers,
[Rev.] John Ruan
[later used as: Jack Ruan]
J.R. Crothers
Son of David Crothers, and Margery Gillian Michell (1884-).
Married (19.11.1945, Dunoon, Scotland) Anne Warrand (1912?-); one daughter.
02.01.1912
Dover district, Kent
-
20.10.1976
St Erme Rectory, Truro, Cornwall
Cadet RN 01.05.1929
Midsh. RN 01.01.1930
A/S.Lt. RN 01.05.1932
S.Lt. RN 04.09.1933, seniority 01.11.1932
Lt. RN 01.03.1935 (dismissed the service by sentence of a court martial 05.12.1935)
T/Lt. 10.03.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 New Year 45: liaison duties
20.04.1929 - (04.)1930 HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
07.04.1930 - (01.)1932 HMS Dauntless (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
(05.1932)     no appointment listed
01.05.1932 - 08.01.1933 promotion course, RN college, Greenwich [HMS President]
09.01.1933 - (06.)1933 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
26.09.1933 - (03.)1935 HMS Beagle (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
17.06.1935 - 07.1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Wakeful (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
25.07.1935 - (10.)1935 HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
26.08.1943 - 01.11.1944 British Naval Liaison Officer, HNorMS Stord (Norwegian destroyer) (despatches)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
05.04.1945 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Amazon (destroyer)
Joined the clergy post-war (Bps' Coll. Cheshunt. d 1961, p 1962 Cant. C. of Margate 1961-65 ; R. of St. Erme, Dio. Truro, from 1965. St. Erme Rectory, Truro, Cornw.).
Crouch,
Sidney Travis
S.T. Crouch
Son of ... Crouch, and ... Potts.
05.03.1920
Sunderland district, Durham
-
19.04.1972
Broom Way, Lee-on-Solent, Gosport district, Hampshire
Prob. T/El.S.Lt. 21.09.1942
T/El.S.Lt. 22.05.1943, seniority 21.09.1942
T/El.Lt. 01.11.1944
Lt. (L) RN 15.07.1946, seniority 01.11.1943
Lt.Cdr. (L) RN 01.11.1951
Cdr. (EngL) RN 31.12.1958 (retd 05.03.1970)
39-45 St - -

Atlantic Star

Atl St - & clasp France & Germany

Burma Star

Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Naval General Service Medal NavGSM - & clasp Minesweeping 45-51
20.03.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Postillon (Algerine class minesweeper)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
15.07.1946     transferred, RN
10.1946 - (07.1948) HMS Sussex
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
17.04.1950 - (05.1950) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
(05.1953)     HMS Collingwood *
21.03.1954 - (04.)1955 HMS Wrangler
04.07.1955 - (01.1957) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
03.11.1958 - (01.1959) HMS Gambia
27.10.1960 - 26.02.1961 courses
27.02.1961 - (07.1961) Naval Equipment Division, Ship Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
25.06.1962 - (02.)1963 HMS Bellerophon (Reserve Ships, Portsmouth Division)
04.02.1963 - (02.1964) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
25.10.1965 - (02.1968) Fleet Maintenance Division, Department of Dockyards and Maintenance, Admiralty [HMS President]
(02.1969)     HMS Collingwood (RN weapon and electrical engineering school, Fareham, Hampshire) *
Crowdy,
Robert James William
R.J.W. Crowdy
Married (04.05.1923, St George's Church, Ramsgate, Thanet district, Kent) Nora Jessie Crofton Taylor (15.02.1892 - 26.11.1971); one son.

14.10.1899
Nainital, Lucknow, India
-
20.01.1974
Ramsgate, Thanet district, Kent
T/Midsh. RNR 20.12.1917
T/Lt. 22.10.1939
T/A/Lt. Cdr. 10.01.1943?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [decoration handed]
Second mate's certificate, Merchant Navy, 04.08.1922.
(12.1939) - (09.1940) no appointment listed
25.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Bridport (minesweeper)
25.02.1941 - (12.1942) HMS King Alfred (RNVR training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
10.01.1943 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM LST 40 (landing ship, tank) [initially at HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA)]
08.1943 - 09.1943 Commanding Officer, HM LST 417 (landing ship, tank)
14.09.1943 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM LST 413 (landing ship, tank)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
20.11.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (DSC)
Crowsley,
Derek Edward
D.E. Crowsley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Crowsley)
Married (18.04.1936, Rushden, Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire) Constance Irene Tall (20.01.1910 - 12.04.1988); one son, one daughter.
31.08.1910
Abingdon, Berkshire
-

02.05.1973
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Ord.Tel. 03.02.1940 [C/WRX 1241]
T/S.Lt. 06.03.1941
T/Lt. 06.06.1941 (reld 1945)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 16.08.1940 coast of Norway [investiture 13.03.41]
39-45 St - -

Atlantic Star

Atl St - -

Africa Star

Afr St - -

Italy Star

It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
03.02.1940 - 11.1940 radio operator, HMS St Loman (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (DSM)
22.04.1941 - 03.02.1942 Wireless Telegraphy and Communications Offcer, HMS Convolvulus (corvette)
04.04.1942 - 10.10.1943 Signals Officer, HMS Orion (cruiser) [qualified officer from 15.05.1943]
11.01.1944 - 09.05.1945 Signals Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane]
13.05.1945 - 31.07.1945 Naval Party 2034 [HMS Viceroy) (Trondheim) (for signal/communication duties)
Crowther,
Charles Henry
C.H. Crowther
Son of ... Crowther, and ... Lock.
23.10.1913
Kings Norton district, Staffordshire / Warwickshire
-
Ord.Sea.
1939?
T/A/S.Lt.
1943
T/S.Lt.
04.08.1944 (reld 10.05.1946)
1939?


HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)



HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service central depot, Lowestoft)



HMS Antrim (trawler base, Belfast)
1943
-
1943
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
1943
-
1944?
HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown)
1944?
-
1944
HMS Loring (frigate)
23.09.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Deptford (sloop)
24.10.1945
-
16.04.1946
HMS Godwit (RN Air Station, Hinstock, Salop)
Cuerden *,
Richard
C.C. Cuff
* Also shown (incorrectly) in the Navy List as: Cuerdon, and: Cuerdan.
(12?).1908
Preston, Lancashire
-
1966
New Zealand
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (A) 22.03.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 22.09.1943
T/Lt. (A) 01.06.1945
Lt. (A) RN 23.03.1946, seniority 01.06.1945 (reld > 07.1948, < 05.1949)
(04.1943)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-
Solent) *
(06.1943) - (08.1943) HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
23.08.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-
Solent) (for RN Air Station Hednesford)
27.11.1944 - (04.1946) RN Aircraft Repair Yard Donibristle [HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)]
23.03.1946     transferred to RN
22.12.1947 - (07.1948) HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)
Cuff,
Charles Cecil
C.C. Cuff
Son of Levy and Mary Cuff.
Married ((12?).1919, Chard district, Somerset) Florence L. Hunt.
1894 ?
-
28.05.1941
(MPK) [age 47]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 4, column 1]
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
?
?
-
28.05.1941
HMS Registan (armed boarding vessel) [bombed by German aircraft]
Cuffe,
Alec Guinness
A.G. Cuffe
A.G. Cuffe

later known as:
Sir Alec Guinness

02.04.1914
Marylebone, Greater London
-
05.08.2000
Chichester, West Sussex
T/S.Lt.
1942
T/Lt.
30.04.1943 (reld 1945/46)

CH
1994
?
-
Kt
1959
?
Companion of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
1955
?
Education: Pembroke Lodge, Southbourne; Roborough, Eastbourne
Actor. On leaving school went into Arks Publicity, Advertising Agents, as copywriter. First professional appearance walking on in Libel at King's Theatre, Hammersmith, 1933; played Hamlet in modern dress, Old Vic, 1938; toured the Continent, 1939.
1941


joined RN as a rating; midshipman, HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
31.05.1942
-
(07.1945)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for LCTs)
Rejoined Old Vic, 1946-1947. Fellow, BAFTA, 1989. Hon. DFA Boston Coll., 1962; Hon. DLitt Oxon, 1977; Hon. LittD Cantab, 1991. Special Oscar, for contribution to film, 1979; Olivier Award for Services to the Theatre, SWET, 1989; Evening Standard Film Award for lifetime achievement, 1995.
Films include: Oliver Twist; Kind Hearts and Coronets; The Bridge on the River Kwai (Oscar for best actor of the year, 1957); Lawrence of Arabia; Star Wars; Little Dorrit; A Handful of Dust.
Plays include: The Cocktail Party (New York); Dylan (New York) (Antoinette Perry Award); A Voyage Round My Father; Habeas Corpus; The Old Country, 1977; A Walk in the Woods, 1989.
Television: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, 1979 (BAFTA Award, 1980); Smiley's People, 1981-1982 (BAFTA Award, 1983); Tales from Hollywood, 1991; A Foreign Field, 1993; Eskimo Day, 1995.
Published: Blessings in disguise (memoirs), 1985; My name escapes me : the diary of a retiring actor, 1996.
Cullen,
Dennis Patrick

D.P. Cullen
Married; one son, one daughter.

28.07.1923
Eastbourne district, Sussex
-
01.1995
Eastbourne district, Sussex
T/S.Lt.
27.02.1944
T/Lt.
27.02.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
1941
-
(1946?)
served in the RNVR (Battle of the Atlantic, West Africa campaign):
26.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HDML 1014 (harbour defence motor launch)
 
09.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry)
?
-
?
HMS Acute (Algerine minesweeper)
(1946?)
-
1965
Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Centennial Mayor of Eastbourne, Sussex 1983-4.
Cullen,
Gerald

G. Cullen

?
-
Ord.Sea.
1942 [JX/329270]
T/A/S.Lt.
02.07.1943
T/S.Lt.
02.01.1944
T/Lt.
01.10.1945 (reld 09.04.1946)
1942
 
 
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
18.10.1943
-
(07.1945) 
First Lieutenant, HMS Prowess (trawler) (probably even in command late 1945/early 1946?)
Returned to his employers, Commercial Union Assurance, at which time he was living at Buckhurst Hill, Essex. It would seem he later became a member of the RNVR Officers' Association and was also in the Rotary Club of Catford.
Cumberland,
Peter Ernest

P.E. Cumberland
Son of ... Cumberland, and ... Randall.
20.04.1922
Richmond district, Surrey
-
12.2005
Ely district, Cambridgeshire / Norfolk
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/Lt. (A)
20.10.1944 (reld 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
05.12.1944
passage convoy JW59 & RA59A
Mention in Despatches MID
20.06.1944
2 attacks on U-boat 04.44
20.08.1943
-
(06.1944)
pilot, 825 Squadron FAA [1944 at HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) (for disposal)
Cumming,
Allan Gordon
see: RNZNVR section  
Cunis,
Ryan Arthur

R.A. Cunis
(12?).1915
Greenwich, London
-
S.Lt. 05.08.1939
Lt. 09.11.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 New Year 45
27.11.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Kashmir (destroyer)
15.06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Kandahar (destroyer)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] * [in fact on staff of Captain Landing Barges (despatches)]
05.03.1945 - (07.1945) Combined Operations Material Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cunningham,
Joseph Irwin
"Joe"

J.I. Cunningham
Married (1958, Salzburg) Edith Franziska Roma Zdrazil (04.09.1928-26.11.2008); four sons.
1916
Portrush, Northern Ireland
-
11.2008 still alive
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
27.03.1940
T/Sg.Lt.
1941, seniority 27.03.1940 (reld 26.04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Education: MB, BCh, BAO.
27.03.1940
-
28.09.1940
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
29.04.1940
-
17.04.1941
HMS Beagle (destroyer)
17.07.1941
-
27.03.1942
HMS Somali (destroyer)
03.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Zest (destroyer)
After marriage in 1958 moved throughout Europe, from London to Cologne, Helsinki, The Hague, Vienna, and Helensburgh (near Glasgow), before settling in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1972.
Cunningham,
Robert Cocks

R.C. Cunningham (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy de la Bedoyère)
?
-
T/S.Lt.
01.03.1944
T/Lt.
01.03.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
28.05.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Onslaught (destroyer)
14.08.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Lagos (destroyer) (for dagger duties)
Curd,
Geoffrey Fowler

G.F. Curd (Photo courtesy of Mr M.J. Alston)
28.03.1911
-
05.1985
Worthing district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
12.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
28.11.1944
engagement near Fécamp 08.44
27.10.1942
-
02/03.1944
Gunnery Officer, HMS Middleton (destroyer)
02/03.1944
-
08/09.1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Middleton (destroyer)
(10.1944)


no appointment listed
(07.1945)


HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Curram,
Ralph Herbert [Thomas]

R.H. Curram
Married ((09?).1926, Paddington district, London) Phyllis May Toy (17.07.1903 - (03?).1978).

10.01.1892
Hackney district, London
-
(12?).1974
Worthing district, Sussex
Recruit 01.06.1911
Sig. 01.01.1912
Ldg.Sig. 30.10.1913
A/Yeo. of Sigs. 28.10.1916
Yeo of Sigs. 26.12.1918?
Sig.Boatsw. 01.06.1926
Cd.Sig.Boatsw. 01.06.1936
Sig.Lt. 01.06.1941 (retd 10.01.1944)
A/Sig.Lt.Cdr. (retd) > 12.1943, < 10.1944
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 11.05.1937 HM's coronation
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
39-45 St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37 - -
RNVR Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM - -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration VD ? -
ImpSM 05.11.1954 -
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal Hkn 26.08.1947 services to Norway
Joined Post Office as a paperkeeper in London, 04.1909. Male Learner, 05.1909, then General Sorting Clerk & Telegraphist.
01.06.1911     joined RNVR (London Division) as a recruit
07.1912     training, HMS Monarch
10.1913     training, HM Signal School, Portsmouth
06/07.1914     training, HMS Lion
02.08.1914 - 31.01.1919 mobilized RNVR (London Division):
04.08.1914 - 16.12.1914 HMS Western Rame Head
17.12.1914 - 15.04.1915 Royal Naval Division
16.04.1915 - 05.10.1917 HMS Otranto (armed merchant cruiser)
06.10.1917 - 24.11.1917 HMS Pembroke I
25.11.1917 - 31.01.1919 HMS Victory VI
10.06.1931     HMS Rodney (battleship)
30.06.1934     HMS Barham (battleship)
10.08.1939     HMS Nelson (battleship)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
25.04.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
23.01.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Scotia (signals training establishment, Doonfoot, Ayr)
Assistant Superintendent, London Postal Region. Postmaster, House of Commons Branch Office, 1948-1954. Retired 1954.
Curtis,
Arthur James
"Jim"
A.J. Currtis
Married; at least one son.
20.12.1913
Roath district, Glamorganshire /  Wales
-
09.1993
Macclesfield district, Cheshire
Prob. Writer
29.01.1941 [Dev MX/81463]
Writer
30.04.1941
Ldg. Writer
03.03.1944
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
25.09.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
25.03.1945
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
< 04.1946
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.06.1946 (reld 14.12.1946)

1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Pacific Star (Burma); Defence Medal with Silver laurel leaves; War Medal 39-45

29.01.1941
-
03.03.1941
HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Corsham, Wiltshire)
04.03.1941
-
25.11.1941
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
26.11.1941
-
23.12.1941
HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
24.12.1941
-
23.07.1942
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
24.07.1942
-
01.03.1943
HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
02.03.1943
-
25.03.1943
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
26.03.1943
-
16.04.1943
HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
17.04.1943
-
29.04.1943
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
30.04.1943
-
04.11.1943
HMS Skirmisher (RN base, Milford Haven)
05.11.1943
-
03.12.1943
HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
04.12.1943
-
20.12.1943
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
21.12.1943
-
28.12.1943
HMS Arbiter (escort carrier)
29.12.1943
-
23.02.1944
HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA)
24.02.1944
-
04.03.1944
HMS Arbiter (escort carrier)
05.03.1944
-
05.03.1944
HMS Reaper (escort carrier)
06.03.1944
-
06.03.1944
HMS Thane (escort carrier)
07.03.1944
-
24.09.1944
HMS Arbiter (escort carrier)
25.09.1944
-
06.11.1944
HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
07.11.1944
-
19.08.1945
HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (for sea transport duties)
20.08.1945
-
18.10.1946
HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for duty at Calcutta)
19.10.1946
-
14.12.1946
HMS President (Admiralty)
Curtis,
Dunstan Michael Carr
D.M.C. Curtis
Only child of Arthur Cecil Curtis, a civil servant, and his wife, Elizabeth, a teacher and painter, the daughter of Austin Cooper Carr, of Broxton Lower Hall, Cheshire.
Married 1st (1939) Monica, daughter of James Grant Forbes, lawyer, of Boston, Massachusetts; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1950) Patricia (Tony) Elton, sociologist and daughter of George Elton Mayo, an industrial sociologist at Harvard University.
26.08.1910
Chelsea, Greater London
-
09.09.1983
Montgomery
Prob. T/S.Lt.
02.02.1940
T/Lt.
26.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944
T/A/Cdr.
? (reld < 04.1946)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
01.01.1963
New Year 63: Deputy Secretary-General, Council of Europe

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.05.1942
attack on St Nazaire [investiture 30.06.42]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
09.05.1944
Operation Stanley (various clandestine operations in Mediterranean 43) [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
09.02.1943
special duties
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1945
wind-up Europe 45
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
St Nazaire raid
Education: Eton (1923); Trinity College, Oxford (1929)
Qualified as a solicitor, 1937. Legal adviser and business manager to Michel Saint-Denis, the French theatrical director at the Old Vic drama school.
11.03.1937
 
 
joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached to London Division RNVR]
(04.1940)
 
 
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing)
14.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
25.06.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
(03.1942)


Commanding Officer, MGB 314 (motor gun boat)
(1943?)
-
(1944)
in charge of the naval wing of 30 Commando / 30 Advanced Unit (Africa, Sicily & NW Europe)
(10.1944)
 
 
Combined Operations HQ *
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Deputy secretary-general of the European Movement, 1947. Serving on the Council of Europe till 1962. Senior partner in the Paris office of the law firm Herbert Smith & Co., 1964-1973.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Curtis,
Jeffery William

J.W. Curtis
Son of ... Curtis, and ... Peck.
(09?).1912
Epping district, Essex
-
T/S.Lt.
21.02.1941
T/Lt.
21.02.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
03.05.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Forte IV (Coastal Forces base, Falmouth) (for motor launches)
07.08.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Osborne (RN base, Ryde, Isle of Wight) (for duty with Naval Control Service Office, Cowes)
(07.1945)


HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Curtis,
Leonard Rupert
D.M.C. Curtis
Son of ... Curtis, and ... Avard.
Married ((03?).1932, Holborn district, Middlesex) Sylvia Grace Bishop; two daughters.
Married ((12?).1947, Kensington district, London) Frances Elizabeth Jequier.
06.11.1910
Margate, Thanet district, Kent
-
26.08.1992
Lymington, New Forest district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. 01.1942
T/Lt. 15.04.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld 04.1946)
T/A/Cdr. < 07.1945

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 11.12.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44

1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Defence and War Medals

09.03.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS Virginia (armed yacht)
31.07.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing craft, tank)
03.09.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
      Senior Officer, 200th LCI(S) Flotilla (despatches) [part of Assault Group J4, Normandy 06. 1944 (DSC)]
(01.1945)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Commander Rupert Curtis RNVR commanded the landing craft flotilla that carried the commandos of Lord Lovat’s 1st Special Service Brigade to Sword Beach on D-Day. After the war he built up extensive papers – (which are in Portsmouth museum) about 1st Special Service Brigade, the experiences of naval personnel in his flotilla on D-Day, and the characteristics of his landing craft (the LCI, or “Landing Craft, Infantry”).
Managing Director.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Curzon,
Viscount;
Edward Richard Assheton Penn Curzon;
6th Earl Howe (1821);
Baron Howe (1788);
Baron Curzon (1794);
Viscount Curzon (1802)

Viscount Curzon
A godson of King Edward VII.
Only son of 5th Earl Howe, PC, CBE, VD (1884-1964), and Mary Curzon (1887-1962).
Succeeded father, 1964.
Married 1st (23.07.1935) Priscilla (whom he divorced, 1942), only child of  Lt.Col. Sir Archibald Weigall, 1st Bt, KCMG; two daughters.
Married 2nd (30.04.1946) Grace Lilian Barker "Gay", eldest daughter of late Stephen Frederick Wakeling, Durban, South Africa; two daughters.

07.08.1908
St George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex
-
29.05.1984
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Prob. Midsh.
18.09.1928
A/S.Lt.
21.07.1931
S/Lt.
07.11.1932, seniority 21.07.1932 (retd 1936/37?)
Prob. T/S.Lt.
23.02.1940
T/Lt.
20.05.1940
A/T/Lt.Cdr.
> 12.1943, < 04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
10.06.1961
HM's birthday 61: for political & public services in Buckinghamshire
Education: Eton; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
1928


joined RNVR (London Division)



served War of 1939-1945 in Atlantic & Pacific:
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
11.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Cairo (cruiser)
19.05.1942
-
(07.1945)
HMS Howe (battleship)
Member (MR) LCC for South Battersea, 1937-46. Commissioner of Bucks St John Ambulance Brigade, 1953-55; President: South Buckinghamshire Conservative and Unionist Association, 1965-72; St John Ambulance, Bucks; Trustee, King William IV Naval Asylum. Justice of the Peace (JP) 1946, Deputy Lieutenant (DL) 1960, Buckinghamshire. Alderman, Buckinghamshire, 1958, County Councillor, 1973-, Vice Chairman, Buckinghamshire County Council, 1976-. President, Chesham and Amersham Conservative Association, since 1972. President: British Automobile Racing Club; Inst. of Road Safety Officers; Fiat Motor Club (GB); RAC Steward; Vice-Chairman, RAC; Director, Automobile Proprietary Ltd; Member: RAC Public Policy Committee; British Motor Sports Council; Motoring Services Ltd; RNLI Committee of Management. Hon. FIRTE. CStJ. 
Cusack,
Charles Gordon
C.G. Cusack
Son of George D'Arcy Cusack, and Winifred Stanley, of Tonbridge, Kent.
Married (1946?) Mary Watkin Thurlby, youngest daughter of Mr C.W. Thurlby, of Hamilton.
06.08.1916
Lewisham district, London
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 03.02.1944
Education: The University of Sydney (1950s).
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMAS Brisbane (RANVR base, Brisbane) *
(07.1945)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) *
01.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cutler,
Alan George
A.G. Cutler
Son of George Cutler (?-1964), and ... Davies.
Married Ruby McPherson Comack (19.01.1924 - 02.2003); one daughter, one son.
30.11.1920
Lewisham district, London
-
10.04.1992
Worthing district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. 01.01.1942
T/Lt. 12.1944, seniority 01.07.1944 (reld 20.03.1946)
Lt. 21.10.1949, seniority 21.11.1947
(02.1942) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
(08.1942) - (10.1942) HMS Tiree (trawler) *
(12.1942) - (12.1943) HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland) *
04.01.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Clinton (Algerine class minesweeper)
01.05.1944 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HM ML 224 (motor launch)
15.03.1945 - (10.1945) First Lieutenant, HMS Tocogay (trawler)
21.10.1949 - 10.08.1954 Permanent RNVR (Sussex Division) (List 1, later List 2)
Cutteridge,
Ralph Oliver
R.O. Cutteridge
(09?).1920
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
T/Lt.
18.01.1943
15.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Blenheim (destroyer depot ship) (Mediterranean)
17.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon) (for miscellaneous duties)
 
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