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1939-1945

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Dace,
Cyril Jack
C.J. Dace
Son of Isaac Dace, and Margaret E. Waterson.
19.08.1916
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
09.1991
Uttlesford district, Essex
T/S.Lt.
26.09.1943
T/Lt.
01.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

Queen's Police Medal

QPM
13.06.1970
HM's birthday 70
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate) * [possibly for service with Landing Craft Infantry (Small)]
Commander, Metropolitan Police.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dale,
Albert Edward
A.E. Dale
?
-
?
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 24.09.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 24.03.1944 (reld 11.06.1946)

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

18.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Triphibian II (training establishment, Uniacke Barracks, Harrogate)
(04.1944) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
03.04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton) (for duty with rescue tugs)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Dale,
Geoffrey Alan
G.A. Dale
22.09.1923
Leyton, London
-
26.12.1988
Canterbury
T/Midsh.
?
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
01.03.1944
T/Lt.
01.03.1946
06.06.1943
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MGB 8 (motor gun boat)
15.05.1944
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 731 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)


HMS Vernon (training establishment, Brighton)
Trained as a teacher and taught history for many years at schools in Dover.
Dale,
Geoffrey Raymond
G.R. Dale
From Sydney, Australia.
Married 1st ((06?).1944, Lowestoft, Lothingland district) Third Officer Barbara Gilks, WRNS;  one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1972, Australia).
29.09.1917
Concord, Sydney, NSW, Australia
-
1976
T/S.Lt.
12.02.1942
T/Lt.
12.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
04.05.1943
action with E-boats 08.03.43 [investiture 09.11.43]
Mention in Despatches MID
02.05.1944
4 E-boats damaged 14.02.44
(1943)


served Motor Gun Boats (MGBs)
20.04.1942
-
(06.)1943
HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (initially for 7th MGB Flotilla, later for 5th MGB Flotilla)
(03.1943)
 
 
HM MGB 20 (motor gun boat)
06.1943
-
(08.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 125 (motor gun boat)
24.01.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for MGBs, MTBs, etc.)
(02.1944)
 
 
HM MTB 443 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
After the war he returned to Australia and worked and returned to the advertising industry as a copywriter eventually as agency copywriter director/ manager of several firms.
Dalziel,
John Calvin
J.C. Dalziel
Married (1941) Betty Bain; one son.
04.1911
-
16.04.1983
Edinburgh, Scotland
T/S.Lt. 28.08.1941
T/Lt. 28.11.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (dismissed HM Service by sentence of a court-martial 13.12.1944)
26.09.1941 - 12.1944 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
ARCM. Organist of the Central Hall. Music master at Tynecastle Secondary School.
Daly,
Dermot Alexius
D.A. Daly (© Imperial War Museum (A 6484)) D.A. Daly (© Imperial War Museum (A 6481))
D.A. Daly (© Imperial War Museum (A 6483))

Married Kay ...; one son, one daughter.
17.07.1916
Ilford, Romford district, Essex
-
26.07.1994
Stoke on Trent district, Staffordshire
T/Sg.Lt. 29.11.1940
Education: National University of Ireland, Dublin (MB, BCh, BAO 1940); BSc, MD
... - ... ...
21.12.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Westminster (W class destroyer)
? - ? HMS Newcastle (Southampton class cruiser)
... - ... ...
General practitioner, Stoke on Trent, 1949-1979.
Dalziel,
William George
W.G. Dalziel
?
-
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 14.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 06.07.1943 action in enemy coastal waters 30.04.43 [decoration posted]
(04.1943)     Navigating Officer, HM MTB 630 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)] (DSC)
04.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (for motor launches)
01.10.1943 - (06.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 632 (motor torpedo boat)
07.1944 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 771 (motor torpedo boat)
02.07.1945 - (07.)1945 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 790 (motor torpedo boat)
17.12.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 2006 (British yard minesweeper)
Dampier,
[Rev.] Robert Cecil Walter
R.C.W. Dampier
Elder son (with one brother) of V.Adm. Cecil Frederick Dampier, CMG, RN (1868-1950), and Barbara Constance Anne Giffard (1883-1966), of Bentworth, Droxford, Hampshire.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Denis John Dampier, RN.
29.04.1919
Dover district
-
10.1999
South Staffordshire district, Staffordshire
T/S.Lt. 21.08.1941
T/Lt. 21.02.1944
Education: Stowe School; Pembroke College, Cambridge (matriculation year 1937).
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Queenborough (destroyer)
(04.1946)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) *
Joined the clergy post-war. Vicar of St Stephen's, Lewisham (05.1961), Tettenhall Wood (12.1966), Coven (06.1982).
Danby,
Geoffrey Allison
"Geoff"
G.A. Danby (Photo courtesy of Mr Stephen Farnell) G.A. Danby (Photo courtesy of Mr Stephen Farnell)
Son (with two brothers) of Christopher Robert Danby (1897-1969), and May Allison (1902-1972), of Lupsett, Wakefield.
01.03.1922
Scarborough district, Yorkshire
-
18.12.1943
Crail, Fife, Scotland
[age 21]
[Wakefield Cemetery, Yorkshire, section C, grave 147]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 20.12.1942
T/S.Lt. (A) 20.06.1943
22.03.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) (additional; for full flying duties and training)
07.07.1943 - 18.12.1943 pilot, 770 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)]
[Flew AL915 Vought-Sikorsky Chesapeake on a training mission when he experienced trouble with his aircraft. He managed to parachute out of the aircraft and landed in the North Sea, 1.5 miles off Crail, Scotland. While he managed to swim to shore, he suffered hypothermia from the water temperature and died before help arrived. It is thought he tried to rescue the the other crew member LAC H. McEntee before he swam to shore.]
 
Danby,
John Francis
J.F. Danby
Son of ... Danby, and ... Ramsay.
Married ((12?).1937, Lanchester district, Durham) Gertrude Grimshaw.
18.10.1911
Durham district, Durham
-
03.1973
Bangor district, Anglesey
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 26.06.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.09.1942 (reld 09.05.1946)

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

13.07.1942 - (07.)1945 Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
 
Danckwerts,
Michael John
M.J. Danckwerts (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Danckwerts)
Son of V.Adm. Victor Hilary Danckwerts, RN (1890-1944), and Joyce Middleton.
29.01.1924
Emsworth, Havant district, Hampshire
-
28.11.1997
Kemsing, Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
T/S.Lt. (A)
01.03.1944
T/Lt. (A)
01.03.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
16.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
Naval Air Warfare and Flying Training Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (apparently serving in Canada)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Danckwerts,
[Prof.] Peter Victor
P.V. Danckwerts
 
Eldest son (with two brothers and two sisters)  of V.Adm. Victor Hilary Danckwerts, CMG, RN (1890-1944), and Joyce Middleton.
Married (1960) Mrs. Lavinia Anne Harrison, daughter of Brig.Gen. & Mrs. D.A. Macfarlane.

14.10.1916
Emsworth, Hampshire

-
25.10.1984
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 28.07.1940
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.) < 02.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 14.10.1941 (reld 20.05.1946)
George Cross GC 20.12.1940 parachute mines disposal, London 08.40 [investiture 27.05.41]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire MBE 29.12.1942 mine disposal 07.42 [investiture 16.03.45]
Education: Winchester College; Balliol College, Oxford University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. BA (chemistry) Oxon, 1938; SM (Chemical Engineering Practice), MIT, 1948; MA Cantab 1948.
Held a post in the small chemical company of Fullers Earth Union Ltd, Redhill, 1939-1940.
1940 - 1946 RNVR:
27.07.1940 - (12.1941) Unexploded Bombs Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
1940     operating with the Port of London Authority
winter 1941 - 1942 operating at Tyneside 
04.1942 - (08.1942) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
10.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Stag (RN base, port Said)
24.01.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, then Taranto)
07.1943     wounded during the invasion of Sicily while tripping over a landmine
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
(04.1944) - (07.1945) Experiments and Developments Branch, Combined Operations HQ
Commonwealth Fund Fellow, MIT, 1946-48; Demonstrator and Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge University, 1948-54; Deputy Director of Research and Development, Industrial Group, UK Atomic Energy Authority, 1954-56; Professor of Chemical Engineering Science, Imperial College of Science and Technology, 1956-59. Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 1959-1977, then Emeritus. Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1959-77, then Emeritus. MIChemE 1955 (President, 1965-66); Hon. FIChemE. Fellow, Royal Society, 1969. Hon. DTech Bradford, 1978; Hon. DSc: Loughborough, 1981; Bath, 1983. Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1964; Foreign Associate, National Academy of Engineering, USA, 1978.
Literature: Peter Varey, Life on the edge : Peter Danckwerts GC MBE FRS : brave, shy, brilliant (2012).
Daniels,
Spencer Gordon Culham
S.G.C. Daniels
Son of ... Daniels, and ... Culham.
Married; ... children.
08.07.1916
Tonbridge district, Kent / Sussex
-
03.1984
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
19.06.1941 (reld < 04.1946)



temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
19.06.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Maplin (fighter catapult ship)
12.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Thane (escort carrier)
Darby,
John David
"Jack"
J.D. Darby
Son of William Elliott Darby (1884-), and Millicent Darby.
Twin brother of Lt. William Darby, RNVR.
Married Iris Margaret Mason, of Sheerness, Kent, daughter of A.G. Mason; one daughter.
21.09.1915
-
24.06.1944
[age 28]
[Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, France, I.K.5]
T/S.Lt. 05.06.1942
T/Lt. 05.06.1943
Education: Dulwich College (1926-1935).
Employed by Whitehall Securities Corporation.
      He joined the RNVR before the war and was trained in HMS President. On mobilisation he was posted to Chatham for a course in minesweeping and then to Sheerness where he served in a minesweeper, which was sunk by bombing and he was rescued after two hours in the water. Having declined a previous recommendation, he eventually took a commission.
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
14.09.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot, Sheerness)
14.10.1942 - (06.)1943 HM MMS 209 (motor minesweeper)
14.07.1943 - (01.)1944 HM MMS 115 (motor minesweeper)
14.01.1944 - 24.06.1944 HM MMS 8 (motor minesweeper)
Darby,
Robert Keith
R.K. Darby
From Stourbridge.
Married (25.09.1954, Stafford) Annabel Forrester Bostock (born 1932).
30.10.1920
-
02.1996
Wolverhampton district, West Midlands
T/S.Lt.
24.07.1942
T/Lt.
24.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.06.1946
wind up Far East
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll) *
(1945)


HM LCI(L) 266 (landing craft infantry (large))
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Ran an engineering business post-war.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Darby,
William
"Bill"
W. Darby (Photo courtesy of Fran Darby) W. Darby (Photo courtesy of Fran Darby)
Son of William Elliott Darby (1884-), and Millicent Darby.
Twin brother of Lt. John David Darby, RNVR.

Married (21.12.1940) Mary Winifred Owens; one daughter, three sons.
21.09.1915
-
18.06.1968
T/S.Lt. 20.11.1941
T/Lt. 20.11.1942 (reld > 04.1946)

Granted Watch Keeping certificate

Education: Dulwich College (1926-1935); St John's College, Oxford.
(02.1942) - (06.)1942 British Naval Liaison Officer, French corvette "Lobelia" *
(06?).1942 - 09.1942 British Naval Liaison Officer, French corvette "Cdt Detroyat" *
(08.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943)     HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) *
(04.1943)     HMS Claverhouse II (minesweeper base, Granton)
02.04.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Pangbourne (Hunt class minesweeper)
18.11.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Fort York (Bangor class minesweeper)
(02.1944) - (01.)1945 HMS Pangbourne (Hunt class minesweeper) [date of appointment shown as 18.11.1943]
(04.1945)     HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS, Canada) *
01.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Michael (Algerine class minesweeper)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Went back to teach Classics at Dulwich College for 26 years before his untimely death at 52 from a massive heart attack.
Published: Dulwich discovered (1966); Dulwich, a place in history (1967).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Darke,
Norman John Horatio
N.J.H. Darke
(09?).1915
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
T/S.Lt.
21.07.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St ? ?
Atlantic Star Atl St ? & clasp France &  Germany
Defence Medal Def M ? ?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 ? ?
1953 Coronation Medal Cor M ? ?
Queen's Police Medal; Police Long Service Medal [EII R]
12.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Lawson (frigate)
Chief Superintendent & Commander, Metropolitan Police.
Darnborough,
Frank Gilbert
F.G. Darnborough
Residence: (1944) Carlshalton Beeches, (from 1953 onwards) Cape Town, South Africa.
(03?).1903
Greenwich, London
-
1998
Cape Town, South Africa
T/Lt.
23.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
13.10.1943? (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1945
New Year 45
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
08.06.1968
HM's birthday 68: British subject resident in South Africa
Mention in Despatches MID
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
01.04.1938


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached to London Division RNVR]
1939
-
1945/46?
served in Arctic Convoys (Archangel runs), D-Day, &tc. (in destroyers and minesweepers):
08.11.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Seagull (minesweeper)
09.10.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Blyth (minesweeper)
13.10.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Llandudno (minesweeper)
17.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
Minesweeping Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo training establishment, Brighton)
Darracott,
William Roy
W.R. Darracott
Son of ... Darracott, and .. Manning.
Married Betty Bethell (1925-), daughter of Aubrey Bethell and Lillian Grace Sellers; ... children.
(03?).1921
Dorchester district, Dorset
-
25.09.2008
[Bath ?]
T/S.Lt.
11.09.1942
T/Lt.
01.06.1944
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
21.11.1944
action west coast Italy 06.44 [decoration posted]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
05.12.1944
coastal operations Adriatic & Aegean [decoration posted]
28.05.1943
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HM MGB 662 (motor gun boat)
(07.1945)


HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta) *
27.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Waxwing (RN camp, Townhill, Dunfermline, Fife)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davey,
David Murray
D.M. Davey
?
-
T/A/Lt.
27.08.1943
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) *
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(03.1945)
 
 
British Naval Liaison Officer, "Navarinon" (Greek destroyer)
27.04.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Vernon II (accommodation ship, Portsmouth)
*  indexed, but not listed as such
Davies,
Charles Gordon Victor
C.G.V. Davies

Son (with one brother and one sister) of Arthur Charles Davies (1877-1963), a clerk to a salesman with the Meat Commission, and Mary Cramp (1875-1957).
Unmarried.
22.06.1904
Stamford Hill, Hackney district, Greater London
-
01.12.1997
St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey Northern district, Surrey (formerly of Highlands, Horsell Park, Woking)
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 06.01.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 06.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 02.1943, < 04.1943 (reld 01.06.1946)
T/A/Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42 [investiture 03.11.42]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? liberation of France
* Special Branch officer employed on staff, etc., duties ashore, having not received any training of an executive nature, but has undergone a short course at the RN College, Greenwich
Education: London School of Economics 1921-24 (B.Com.).
Pursued a career in banking and finance.
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
06.02.1941 - (07.1945) HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (from c. 01/02.1943 Staff Officer (Operations) for Flotilla Duties) (MBE)
(10.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
c. 1955 - c. 1957 Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Board member, Amalgamated Press, 1955.
Davies,
Charles Lyndon Livsey
C.L.L. Davies

Son of Ivor Arthur Davies, and Annie Mary Livsey.
Married ((06?).1941, East Glamorgan district, Glamorgan) Mary M. Thomas; two sons, one daughter.
26.05.1913
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
-
15.08.1998
Glamorgan district, Glamorgan
T/S.Lt. 15.03.1940
T/Lt. 15.03.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1945 (reld 30.03.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 04.06.1946 attack on submarine 16.01.45 [decoration posted]
02.05.1940 - 04.07.1941 HMS Clarkia (corvette)
06.08.1941 - 17.05.1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Fritillary (corvette)
07.1943 - 02.05.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Nigella (corvette)
01.09.1944 - 26.11.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Craggie (frigate) (DSC)
Director, Highfield Close Management Limited (residents property management), 1991-1998.
Davies,
Claude Mehew
C.M. Davies

From Glandwr, Bryncrug, Towyn, Merioneth.
1913
-
22.01.1943
(MPK) [age 29]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 80, column 2]
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 06.11.1942
Education: MRCS Eng 1942, LRCP Lond 1942. Qualified 19.01.1942.
06.11.1942 - (12.1942) RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
(01.1943)     HMS Spartiate (RN base Clyde, Glasgow) *
22.01.1943     missing, presumed killed while on passage aboard steamship St Sunniva
[ship disappeared without trace whilst serving as rescue ship with transatlantic convoy (it is presumed that her masts and rigging became encrusted with ice and she turned turtle); lost with all hands.]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davies,
David Oswald
D.O. Davies
30.08.1908
-
11.1992
Carmarthen district, Carmarthenshire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
14.12.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)



on cypher duties:
26.07.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay, India)
01.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for duty at Calcutta) *
* date of appointment given as 01.04.1944, but more likely to be 01.04.1945
Davies,
Eric George
E.G. Davies

Son of ... Davies, and ... Jones.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
19.07.1917
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
(12?).1976
Meriden district, West Midlands
T/S.Lt. (A) 06.03.1944 (reld > 10.1944, < 04.1946)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton, Warrington, Lancashire) *
20.03.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Flycatcher (RN Air Station, Middle Wallop, Hampshire) (for Mpbile Naval Air Bases), from 01.06.1945 HMS Nabreekie (Mobile Naval Air Base VII, Middle Wallop, then Meeandah, Queensland)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davies,
John Edward Hamilton
J.E.H. Davies
?
?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt. 
16.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
03.05.1943
-
23.01.1944
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 352 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
(03.1944?)
 
 
HM MTB 223 (motor torpedo boat) ?
20.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 394 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Davies,
Leslie Howard
L.H. Davies
Residence: (1945) Avalon, North Wales.
?
-
... ...
T/El.Lt. 20.02.1941
Pre-war employed with Denbighshire Education Authority.
      degaussing duties at Leith & Kilindini
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
Davies,
Neermol Hughes
see: RINVR officers' section  
Davies,
Peter Errington
P.E. Davies
04.02.1916
-
01.1991
Truro, Cornwall
T/S.Lt.
10.04.1941
T/Lt.
10.04.1942 (reld 07.01.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
15.05.1945
minesweeping in the Adriatic 08-10.44
01.07.1941
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HMS Wyoming (minesweeping trawler)
11.01.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 2053 (British yard minesweeper)
(07.1945)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davis,
Arthur Reginald Jack
A.R.J. Davis
?
-
1960 ??
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A)
29.07.1940
T/Lt. (A)
28.09.1942
Lt. (A) RN
1946?, seniority 28.09.1942 (reld 12.02.1950; placed on emgcy list)
?
-
15.11.1940
812 Squadron FAA
[taken off in his Fairey Swordfish L9724 G3L from North Coates, the tail hit by Flak in a bombing raid on Barley Airfield, crashed and overturned at Dunkirk; captured]
11.1940
-
1945?
prisoner of war in German captivity
(04.1946)


816 Squadron FAA *
1946?


transferred to RN
04.1947
-
(07.1948)
observer, 728 Squadron FAA [HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halfar, Malta)]
15.01.1949
-
(05.1949)
HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn, nr Padstow, Cornwall)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davis,
Gordon Seymour
G.S. Davis
Son of ... Davis, and ... Winter.
Married; two sons.
03.11.1923
Bristol district, Avon / Gloucestershire
-
02.2004
Croydon district, London / Surrey
T/A/S.Lt. 01.09.1943
T/S.Lt. 01.03.1944 (reld 1946)
1942     HM ML 538 (motor launch)
20.07.1943 - 12.05.1945 HM ML 212 (motor launch)
(07.1945)     HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta) *
15.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
(1945/46) ?     HM ML 566 (motor launch) ?
(1946)     HM ML 299 (motor launch)
Davis,
Jonathan Philip
J.P. Davis
?
-

T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
13.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
08.05.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Achilles (cruiser)
Davis,
Laidlaw Andrew
L.A. Davis (Photo courtesy of Marie Roberts-Davis)

Son of Cecil A. Davis, and Hilda Maxwell.
Married (05.1972, Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire) Marie A. Roberts; one son, one daughter.
26.11.1922
Keynsham district, Dorset
-
05.1997
Chesterfield district, Derbyshire
T/A/S.Lt. 21.05.1943
T/S.Lt. 21.11.1943
T/Lt. 21.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(08.1943) - (07.1945) HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Subsequent to leaving the RNVR post-war, he served between 1957 and 1961 in Nigeria during the establishment of the RNN aboard HMNS Nigeria (commissioned in Portsmouth, 1958), the Nigerian Naval Force Survey Vessel Pathfinder (later HMNS Pathfinder) and HMNS Lokoja which was the first warship to sail up the Niger River in over 100 years.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davis,
Ronald Ernest
R.E. Davis (Photo courtesy of Mr Shawn Dymond)
?
-
T/S.Lt.
11.07.1940
T/Lt.
11.01.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1943
Operation Husky (Sicily 07.43)
05.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Wolsey (destroyer)
24.11.1941
-
(08.1943)
HMS Tetcott (destroyer)
01.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Rotherham (flotilla leader)
15.09.1945
-
(04.1946)
HM Dockyard Singapore (for torpedo duties)
Davis,
Thomas Neil
T.N. Davis

Son (with one sister and three half-siblings) of Thomas Davis (1855-), and Norah Kavanagh.
Married ((09?).1937, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Mabel Olwen Jenkins (08.08.1913 - (12?).1977); three sons.

AVAILABLE upon request.

18.05.1895
Liverpool. West Derby district, Lancashire
-
08.10.1978
Rhostryfan, Caernarvonshire, Wales
[buried at sea in English Channel]
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 01.09.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 10.08.1945
T/Lt.Cdr. [from 1958 RNR] 10.08.1953 (reld 1960s)
Albert Medal
Albert Medal
AM
GC
23.03.1918 explosion Halifax NS 06.12.17 **
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Cadet Forces Medal CFM - -

* Special Branch officer employed on staff, etc., duties ashore, but who has not received any training of an executive nature
**
DATE AND PLACE OF GC ACTION: 06/12/1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
He was 22 years old and serving in the Royal Naval Reserve aboard HMS Highflyer when the French steamer Mont Blanc, carrying high explosives, and the Norwegian steamer Imo collided. Fires broke out on the Mont Blanc and a few minutes later a tremendous explosion took place. The tug Musquash was seen to be on fire forward and there was a danger of her drifting into another ship. The captain of the Highflyer hailed a private tug and asked her captain to take the Musquash in tow, but his crew were unwilling to board the blazing tug, which was brought alongside the Highflyer instead. Thomas Davis and Able Seaman Stones volunteered to board the Musquash, and were transferred to the tug, which by this time had broken adrift; they secured a line from her stern and she was towed into midstream. When this line parted, they passed another line from Musquash to the pumping lighter Lee, which had now arrived. Both men then went forward and succeeded in getting to the ammunition, which was by this time badly scorched; pulling it away from the flames, they threw it overboard. Next they broke open the door of the galley and a cabin, which were both on fire, to enable the Lee to play her hoses into the flames. Both men were awarded the Albert Medal, but only Davis exchanged it for a George Cross.

13.05.1913 - 04.06.1920 served RN, starting as Boy 2nd class, ending as Leading Seaman
(01.1945) - (04.1946) Sea Cadet Corps
1940s - 1960s Sea Cadet Corps
A granddaughter writes: "In the 16 Navy List he is listed as Temporary Officer holding "Time Only" appointments. He was buried at sea aboard HMS Bulldog with military salute. I have his service records from 1913 - 1920 then he served with The Chinese Maritime Customs until 1924.He rejoined the navy again."
Davis,
William Eric
"Uncle David"
W.E. Davis
Son of William John and Florence Kate Rachel Davis.
Married (1935) Barbara de Riemer (died 1982); one son, two daughters.

27.06.1908
Upton Upon Severn district, Worcestershire
-
29.04.1996
Ealing district, London
T/S.Lt. 26.08.1943
T/A/Lt. 07.1944? (reld < 04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.01.1969 New Year 69
Education: Bishop's Stortford College; The Queen's College, Oxford (MA).
Schoolmaster, 1931-1935; joined BBC as member of Children's Hour, 1935.
1942
-
1946
served RNVR:
1943
-
06.06.1944
British Naval Liaison Officer, Greek LST "Lesvos" (wounded in action when ship was wrecked)
09.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy)
LRAM, ARCM. BBC, 1946-1970; Head of Children's Hour, BBC, 1953-1961; Head of Children's Programmes (Sound), BBC, 1961-1964; Producer, Drama Department, 1964-1970, retired.
Published: Various songs, etc including: Lullaby, 1943; Fabulous Beasts, 1948; Little Grey Rabbit Song Book, 1952; poetry: A Single Star, 1973; various speech recordings, including: Black Beauty; Just So Stories; The Wind in the Willows (complete text), 1986.
The North-Eastern Advertiser (Scottsdale, Tasmania) of 21 Aug. 1945 reported: " TWO RADIO UNCLES MEET. Two peace-time ''Uncle Davids' of the BBC Children's Hour met in Bari the other day - for the first time. They were Lieut. David Davis, RNVR, who was at Broadcasting House before the war, and Capt. David Gretton, present commander of the Bari Forces Station, who worked on the Midland Regional Staff of the BBC. and who claims to have been the first-ever 'Uncle David' at the BBC. A talented pianist, Lieut. Davie began as an accompanist in the Children's Hour, and was later one of the regular 'Uncles' for about six months. After war started he joined the London Fire Service, and in the late summer of 1942 volunteered for the Navy and completed a spell of minesweeping round the south-coast of England. Commissioned as an executive officer, he became a Liaison Officer with the Royal Hellenic Navy. Later, when bringing back an LST from the USA, the craft beached somewhere off the North African coast and he spent some time in hospital in Algiers. Now Broadcasting Liaison Officer for the Navy in the Eastern Italy theatre he is in close touch with Capt. Gretton. He has recently appeared a number of times at the Bari Station micro- phone, both as accompanist and soloist. "
Davis-Poynter,
Peter Lewis
P.L. Davis-Poynter (Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Davis-Poynter)

Son (with one brother?) of Reginald Frank Davis-Poynter (1899-1980), civil servant, and Mary Christina O'Leary (1898-1964).
Married ...; ... children.
02.08.1925
Fulham district, London
-
04.2014
Whiteparish, Salisbury, Wiltshire
T/Midsh. 26.11.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 02.02.1945
T/S.Lt. 02.08.1945 (dispersal 25.07.1946) (reld ...1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
17.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Glen Avon (paddle minesweeper)
12.08.1944     joined submarines
20.08.1944 - 19.11.1944 HMS Elfin (base for 6th Submarine Flotilla, Blyth) (for course)
20.11.1944 - 27.05.1945 HMS Ultor (submarine) (as 4th Hand)
28.05.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Sandhurst (immobile destroyer depot ship, Loch Ryan):
01.06.1945 - 24.10.1945 HMS U483 (surrendered U-Boat) (as 3rd Hand)
25.10.1945 - 14.12.1945 HMS U1064 (surrendered U-Boat) (as 3rd Hand)
15.12.1945 - 23.07.1946 HMS Ferret IV (Captain (Submarines) Surrendered U-Boats, Londonderry)
24.07.1946     HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
Davison,
Robert Hunter
R.H. Davison
?
-

Prob. Midsh.
23.11.1938
S.Lt.
11.01.1940
06.08.1942, seniority 05.01.1940
Lt.
01.07.1942 (reld from active service < 04.1946) (removed from active list 15.12.1949; own request)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44 [decoration posted]
23.11.1938


joined RNVR (Tyne Division)
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
30.12.1941
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM ML 464 (motor launch) (from 02.11.1942 at Newhaven)
(10.1944)


no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dawlings,
Richard Maurice Neave
R.M.N. Dawlings

Elder son (with two sisters and one brother) of Richard Maurice Neave Dawlings (1864-1944), and Mary Eva Muriel Beven (1887-1977), of Brondesbury, London.
Married 1st (02.07.1943, St Andrew's Church, Willesden Green, Willesden district, London NW10) Johanna Tomalin Coutts, of Victoria, British Columbia; one son.
Married 2nd (09.1953, Barnet district, Middlesex) Elizabeth B. Lofts (07.03.1929 - ), daughter of John F. Lofts, and Katherine J. Pigg; one daughter, two sons.
13.02.1916
Willesden district, Middelsex
-
07.02.1994
Hitchin district, Hertfordshire
T/Paym.S.Lt. 25.08.1939
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 13.02.1941 (reld 30.04.1946)
T/A/Paym.Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1942-(04.1943)
25.08.1939 - (10.)1940 HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon) (for duty in office of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Invergordon)
20.10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Despatch (cruiser)
02.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Diomede (cruiser)
01.07.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) (for Naval Control Service) (with rank of T/A/Paym.Lt.Cdr.)
25.05.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
Dawson,
George
G. Dawson
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 01.02.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

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

(04.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
Dawson,
George Alvin
G.A. Dawson
?
-
?
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
17.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)



possibly served at some point at HMS Speedy (minesweeper); posted to Malta for Operation Pedestal (Gibraltar-Malta convoy, 08.1942)
01.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Weston (sloop)
(04.1946)


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dawson,
Philip Hugh Singleton
P.H.S. Dawson
Son of Joseph Harold Dawson, Vicar of Gressingham, and Lilian Jackson.
04.05.1921
Gressingham, Lunesdale district, Lancashire
-
(06?).1974
Manchester district, Lancashire
T/A/S.Lt. 15.04.1943
T/S.Lt. 15.10.1943
T/Lt. 15.10.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
15.04.1943 - (06.1943) HMS Dartmouth III (Combined Operations training establishment, Dartmouth)
07.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay, India)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
20.02.1945 - (10.1945) HM LST 239 (landing ship, tank)
11.03.1946 - (04.1946) HM LST 62 (landing ship, tank)
Day,
Albert Leonard
A.L. Day
?
-
T/S.Lt. 06.11.1942
T/A/Lt. 06.08.1943
T/Lt. 1945?, seniority 06.08.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(12.1942)     HMS Good Hope (training establishment, Port Elizabeth, South Africa) *
12.12.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
04.09.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
(10.1944)     HMS Queen of Kent (accommodation ship, for service with Allied Naval Commander Expeditionary Force) *
(01.1945)     HMS Queen of Kent [ship no longer listed in Navy List]
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945) - (10.1945) HMS Dragonfly (Combined Operations base, South Hayling Island) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Day,
Frank Kershaw
R.W. Day
Son of George Henry and Emma Day.
14.03.1905
Werneth, Oldham district, Lancashire
-
(09?).1981
Bangor district, Gwynedd, Wales
Prob. T/S.Lt. 13.01.1941
T/Lt. 13.04.1941 (reld 05.02.1946)
14.02.1941 - (04.)1941 Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(06.1941) - (06.1942) HMS Iron Duke (RN base, Scapa Flow) *
(08.1942) - (06.1943) HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland) *
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
14.09.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Lizard (Combined Operations (landing craft) base, Shoreham)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
03.09.1945 - (10.1945) RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Day,
Harry Michael
H.M. Day
Son of Eric Earle B. Day (1885?-1961), and Elizabeth Maud Skellorn (1881?-).
16.12.1921
Romford district, Essex
-

14.02.1945
Oostende, Belgium
[age 23]
[Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium, plot 9, row 10. grave 14]
T/A/S.Lt. 31.07.1942
T/S.Lt. 31.01.1943
T/Lt. 31.01.1945?
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
16.11.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
(02.1943)     HMS Kalan *
18.02.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport):
18.02.1943 - (06.)1943 HM MTB 248 (motor torpedo boat)
? - ? HM MTB 324 (motor torpedo boat)
05.07.1943 - (10.)1943 HM MTB 255 (motor torpedo boat)
(12.1943) - (02.1944) HM MTB 255 (motor torpedo boat) *
24.01.1944 - (01.1945) HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven):
01.1944? - 14.02.1945 HM MTB 255 (motor torpedo boat)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Day,
Keith Julyan
K.J. Day (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))
13.04.1917
-
(06?).1978
Surrey Mid Eastern district
... ...
T/A/Lt. 10.07.1942
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 07.03.1944 sinking of Scharnhorst
... - ... ...
09.09.1942 - (10.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser) (DSC, despatches)
... - ... ...
Day,
Ronald Walter
R.W. Day
1920 ?
-
08.2013 still alive at Somerset
T/S.Lt. 26.06.1942
T/Lt. 26.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1942) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
(02.1943)     HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary) *
03.1943 - 18.07.1943 HMS Dartmouth III (Combined Operations training establishment, Dartmouth)
19.07.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Effingham (Combined Operations base, Dartmouth)
25.10.1944 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Tritellia (local defence trawler)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Day,
Sydney John Charles
J.F. Deacon
Married 1st ((06?).1928, Birmingham North district, Warwickshire) Annie Williams.
Married 2nd ((12?).1954, Westminster district, London) Winifred J. Winstone.
(12?).1902
Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1941
T/Lt. 12.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
RNVR Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM - -

15.07.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Whinchat (naval auxiliary boat)
18.05.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (for staff duties on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Greenock)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
29.04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Philoctetes II (accounting base, Freetown)
Deacon,
John Francis
J.F. Deacon
Son of John Deacon, and Alice Peers.
Married ...; two sons, two daughters.
01.02.1913
West Derby district, Lancashire
-

1981
West Sussex
T/A/S.Lt. 01.09.1944
T/S.Lt. 01.03.1945 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
15.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS, Canada) (for miscellaneous duties; to sail back Liberty ships)
16.01.1945 - (07.1945) HM LST 3502 (landing ship, tank) (Singapore / Burma)
Dean,
Ian Trent
I.T. Dean
Son of Henry Gordon Dean and Kate D.T. Williams, of Navenby, Lincolnshire.
(03?).1925
Liverpool district, Lancashire
-
26.07.1945
(KIA) [age 20]
[Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 2.L.15]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
23.07.1944
T/S.Lt. (A)
23.01.1945

Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Glidewell

(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
25.10.1944
-
26.07.1945
pilot, 896 Squadron FAA [HMS Malagas (RN Air Station, Wingfield, nr Cape Town), from 04.1945 HMS Ameer (escort carrier)] (killed in air operations)
Dean,
John Ratcliffe
J.R. Dean
Son of Cdr. Percy Thompson Dean (1877-1939), and Mabel Margaret Ratcliffe (1876-1907), of Blackburn, Lancashire.
Married 1st ((09?).1931, Blackburn district, Lancashire; divorced 1943) Moyra Eddleston; one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd (12.07.1944, Trinidad and Tobago) ...; one daughter.
31.12.1906
Blackburn, Lancashire
-

07.1991
Southampton district, Hampshire
Prob. Midsh. 19.10.1925 (reld 1930)
T/Lt. 25.11.1939 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
19.10.1925     commissioned, RNVR
30.12.1936     Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to Mersey Division RNVR)
25.11.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate)
14.07.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Naiad (light cruiser)
27.05.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Seahawk (Coastal Forces base, Ardrishaig) (for motor anti-submarine boats)
19.05.1942 - 01.07.1944 Commanding Officer, HM ML 485 (motor launch) [initially shown as HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)]
02.07.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) [date of appointment shown as 23.12.1943]
16.10.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Laroc(auxiliary armed yacht)
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Dean,
Reginald D'Arcy John
R.D'A.J. Dean (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))
05.10.1916
-
12.1995
Poole district, Dorset
... ...
T/Lt. 10.07.1943
... - ... ...
06.11.1942 - (10.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
... - ... ...
Deane,
Richard Teesdale
see: RCNVR officers' section  
Dearsley,
Arthur Henry
A.H. Dearsley (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
22.12.1914 ?
-
11.1991 ?
Sutton district, Surrey ?
Prob. T/S.Lt.. 23.08.1940
T/Lt. 23.08.1941
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Kestrel
de Chateleux,
Leo Harold Cecil
L.H.C. de Chateleux (Photo courtesy of Robin I. Morgan)

Married ((09?).1938, Strood district, Kent) Mary M. Pennicott; one daughter.
15.01.1906
Uttoxeter district, Derbyshire / Staffordshire
-
05.08.1959
Harrow, Greater London
Prob. T/S.Lt. 22.11.1940
T/Lt. 22.02.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 10.1943? (reld > 04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove)
06.02.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
26.10.1943 - (04.1946) on staff of Captain (D), Plymouth [HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Portsmouth)]
De La Riviere,
Lewis Dibdin
W.R. Darracott
09.08.1909
Billericay, Essex
-
04.1986
Mid Warwickshire
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
05.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
(07.1945)


HMS Colne (minesweeping trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Deiter,
Oswald Birrell
O.B. Deiter O.B. Deiter
O.B. Deiter O.B. Deiter
O.B. Deiter O.B. Deiter
O.B. Deiter O.B. Deiter
Married 1st (16.06.1933, St Mark's, North Audley Street, St George Hanover Square district, London W1; divorced) Ellaline Macey.
Married 2nd (30.04.1948, West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ, USA) Mrs Elouise Van Ness; two children.
15.11.1903
Dansville, NY, USA
-
20.07.1979
Bergen, New Jersey, USA
T/S.Lt. 24.03.1941
T/Lt. 08.1941, seniority 24.06.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Osteopath and obstetrician from New York, working in London (UK) 1930s. Aviator's certificate #9422, 03.09.1930 (taken on a Cirrus III at Hanworth Club (NFS). Naturalized British citizen, 19.05.1936.
24.03.1941     joined the RNVR (as an American citizen)
      HMS Seahawk (Coastal Forces base, Ardrishaig)
24.06.1941 - (12.)1941 HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine establishment, Campbeltown) (for instructional duties)
29.12.1941 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM ML 115 (motor launch)
Returned to USA an settled in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he opened a practice.
Literature
: Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Demaus *,
Antony Brian
A.B. Demaus
Son of Robert George Sutker Demaus (1868-1942), and Dulcie Minnie Kate Scott (1893-1973).
* In wartime Navy Lists also showing with last name Demans.
(03?).1924
Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 01.09.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

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

08.09.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Caroline II (Coastal Forces/trawler base, Belfast)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
12.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Valkyrie (RDF training establishment, Regent Camp, Douglas, Isle of Man)
1948? - 1962? Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
de Neumann,
James Gerard Archibald
J.G.A. de Neumann (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Marriott)

Oldest of five children of Joseph Gerard J. de Neumann (1876-1935), and Ethel Isoline Maxwell (1878-1959).
Married (07.07.1934, Rochford district, Essex) Doris Mabel Salton (05.07.1909 - 23.05.1970); one son, three daughters.
17.02.1905
Rochford district, Essex
-
02.04.1966
Besselsleigh, Abingdon district, Berkshire (motor accident)
Prob. T/S.Lt. 07.06.1940
T/Lt. 07.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
06.07.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich)
(12.1940) - (02.1941) HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich) *
14.02.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
21.09.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich)
(04.1943) - (06.1944) HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich) *
06.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
12.1944 - 02.1945 possibly: HMS Odyssey (accounting base for Naval Parties)
25.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Denny,
Moreton Sidney
M.S. Denny (Photo courtesy of Mrs Valerie Stevenson) M.S. Denny (Photo courtesy of Mrs Valerie Stevenson)
M.S. Denny (Photo courtesy of Mrs Valerie Stevenson)
Second son (with one brother) of Sydney William Denny (1886-1960), and May Cutting (1881-1931).
Married (29.09.1940, St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, Lothingland district, Suffolk) Eileen Joy Eugenie Murrills (29.03.1912 - 12.09.1995), daughter of Martin Claude Murrills (1878-1958), and Polly Fanny Oxbrow (1881-1976); one son, one daughter.
22.05.1913
Harleston, Depwade district, Norfolk
-
08.08.1988
Harleston, Depwade district, Norfolk
Ord.Sea. 30.08.1939
Able Sea. 03.07.1940
T/S.Lt. 10.01.1941
T/Lt. 10.01.1942 (reld 02.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 19.10.1943 destruction 2 U-boats [decoration posted]
Education: Kennaway School, Harleston; Bungay Grammar School (1928-1932).
Door-to-door salesman for Electrolux.
03.10.1939 - 07.11.1939 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
08.11.1939 - 29.11.1939 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
30.11.1939 - 16.01.1940 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
17.01.1940 - 30.04.1940 HMS Basset (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [based at HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen), from 01.04.1940 HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton)]
01.05.1940 - 30.06.1940 HMS Tourmaline (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [based at HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)]
01.07.1940 - 15.11.1940 HMS Sapphire (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [based at HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)]
16.11.1940 - 31.12.1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(02.1941) - (04.1941) no appointment listed
14.05.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Heartsease (corvette)
(04.1942)     no appointment listed
01.05.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Lotus (corvette)
19.10.1942 - 11.1943 HMS Jed (frigate) (DSC) [04.11.1943 exposed to a “Snowflake” rocket and sustained a rupture of the left ear drum]
01.12.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda) (for anti-submarine duties)
(06.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dent,
Arthur Robert John
A.R.J. Dent
Son of ... Dent, and ... Herbert.
Married Lillian ...
23.01.1917
Newport, Monmouthshire
-
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 12.08.1943
T/Lt. 12.08.1945
Lt. RN 01.01.1947, seniority 12.08.1945 (emgcy)
Lt.Cdr. RN (emcgy) 12.08.1953
Lt.Cdr. RAN (emgcy) 02.12.1956, seniority 12.08.1953
Lt.Cdr. RAN (SL) (emgcy) 01.01.1957, seniority 12.08.1953
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Helder (Combined Operations base, Brightlingsea) *
01.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Steepholm (trawler)
13.02.1948 - (07.)1948 HMS Roberts (monitor)
15.11.1948 - (05.1951) HMS Flatholm (minesweeping trawler)
13.10.1952 - (05.1953) HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Brawdy, Pembrokeshire)
02.06.1954 - 01.12.1956 appointed to RAN (on loan from RN):
02.06.1954 - 15.06.1954 London Depot RAN
16.06.1954 - 18.07.1954 HMAS Lonsdale (for passage to Australia per "Stratheden")
19.07.1954 - 28.10.1956 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria)
29.10.1956 - 01.12.1956 HMAS Cerberus (additional; for foreign service leave)
02.12.1956 - 06.05.1960 for temporary service with RAN: HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dent,
Ernest
E. Dent
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
21.05.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1945)
(12.1941)


HMS President (Admiralty) *
(10.1944)


HMS President (Admiralty) *
(07.1945)


HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Denton,
Stanley Mark
S.M. Denton

Son (with two sisters and one brother) of Mark Denton (1874-1958), and Kate Rickson (1878-1967).
Married ((09?).1940, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Avis Woodward (12.08.1909 - 21.02.1976), daughter (with three sisters and two brothers) of Thomas James Woodward (1871-1940), and Anne Maria Johns (1872-1944); one son, one daughter (twin).
08.03.1912
Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
25.10.1968
Ware district, Hertfordshire
Able Seaman ? [JX 309432]
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 09.10.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 09.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

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

      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(12.1942) - (06.1944) HMS Medina (landing craft base, Puckpool Camp, near Ryde, Isle of Wight) *
11.08.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Porcupine (landing craft base, Stokes Bay, Portsmouth)
(10.1945)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1950s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
* indexed, but not listed as such
de Sola,
Raphael David
R.D. de Sola
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Clarence Isaac de Sola (1858-1920), and Belle Maud Goldsmith (1875-1965).
Married (30.10.1946, Spanish and Portugese Synagogue, London; later annulled) Elizabeth Nedas, daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry Nedas, of London.
15.08.1902
Montreal, Que., Canada
-
09.08.1989
London
Prob. T/S.Lt.
21.06.1940
T/Lt.
21.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
02.08.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) (for miscellaneous services)
12.05.1943
-
(10.)1944
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
11.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto)
29.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
Stockbroker.
Dewhurst,
[Sir] Christopher John
"Jack"
O.B. Deiter

02.07.1920
Garstang, Lancashire
-
01.12.2006
T/Sg.Lt.
04.02.1944
Education: MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP
?
-
(07.1945)
HMS Flamingo
Dewsbery,
John Patrick
J.P. Dewsbery (Photo courtesy of Mr Sebastian Dewsbery) J.P. Dewsbery (Photo courtesy of Mr Sebastian Dewsbery)
Married 1st ((06?).1936, Kensington district, London) Josephine L. Hamilton, of Stroud Green, London N4; one daughter.
Married 2nd ((09?).1948, Chelsea district, London) Edith Mary A. Goodland; one daughter, two sons, and one son who died at birth.
24.05.1908
Ecclesall Bierlow district, Derbyshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
16.04.1986
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
RAFO:  
P/O (prob) 15.07.1929
P/O 15.07.1930
F/O 15.01.1931 (reld 15.07.1934)
RNVR:  
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 29.08.1940
T/Sg.Lt. 1942?, seniority 29.08.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: MB (Oxford); BM, BCh (1952), MRCP ; medical registration 19.10.1934.
Granted gliding certificate "A" (No. 274), London Gliding Club, 31.01.1932.
15.07.1929 - 15.07.1934 commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class AA (ii))
29.08.1940 - 30.10.1940 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
31.10.1940 - (08.1942) HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Psychiatrist, Maudsley Hospital, London.
Dewsbury,
David Austin
"Peter"
D.A. Dewsbury
Married ((09?).1963, Sutton Coldfield district, Warwickshire) Clara Collins.
04.10.1914
Lichfield, Staffordshire
-
08.03.2001
Lichfield, Staffordshire
T/S.Lt. 23.10.1941
T/Lt. 23.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
10.02.1942 - (10.)1944 HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
12.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Hastings (sloop)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Sales person.
Dick,
John Mathew
J.M. Dick
02.08.1899
Campbeltown, Argyll
-
04.02.1981
[Edinburgh ?]
:Lt.
1924
Cdr.
30.06.1935
Capt.
31.12.1940 (retd 1946)
A/Cdre. 2nd cl.
1943
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1955
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
?
Education: Campbeltown Grammar School; Edinburgh Academy
1917


entered RNVR
1917
-
1919
served in Mediterranean and Grand Fleet (despatches, Order of Crown of Roumania)



qualified for torpedo duties
03.09.1921


East Scottish Division, RNVR
1927
-
1939
Commanding Officer, Edinburgh RNVR
1939
-
1945
served Coastal Forces & Admiralty
29.06.1942
-
(<04.1946)
Naval Assistant to Admiral Commanding Reserves, Admiralty [HMS President]
31.10.1943
-
01.11.1945
RNVR ADC to the King
1946
-
1964
Solicitor to Secretary of State for Scotland (and in Scotland to Treasury)
Dickens,
Cedric David Charles
"Ceddy"
C.D.C. Dickens C.D.C. Dickens
Son of Philip Charles Dickens (1887-1964), who is a brother of Adm. Gerald Charles Dickens, and Sybil Cunliffe-Owen (1889-1934). Great-grandson of author Charles Dickens.
Married (14.01.1948) Elizabeth Mary Blake, daughter of Lt.-Col. Arthur O'Brien ffrench Blake and Laura Iris Walker; one daughter, one son.

24.09.1916
Wandsworth district, London
-
11.02.2006
London
Prob. T/S.Lt.
12.04.1940
T/Lt.
24.09.1941
Education; Eton; Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1935, law).
Joined British Tabulating Machine company, 1937.
27.04.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Philante (yacht; convoy escort vessel)
25.04.1944
-
10.03.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Velox (destroyer)
10.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Cleveland (destroyer)
Rejoined his firm, which after several mergers became ICL (International Computers Limited) where he became director of communication, retiring in 1976.
Published & edited several Charles Dickens related works.
Dickins,
John Woolvine
J.W. Dickins
Son of Harold Woolvine Dickins ,and Alice Robertson Dunn, of Pinner, Middlesex.
(06?).1924
Chelsea district, London
-

16.11.1944
(died) [age 20]
[Haslar RN Cemetery, Hampshire, G.11.5]
T/A/S.Lt. 30.03.1944
T/S.Lt. 30.09.1944
30.03.1944 - 16.11.1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
? - 16.11.1944 HM LCT 854 (landing craft, tank)
Dickinson,
John Parker
J.P. Dickinson
Son of John German Dickinson, and Katherine Dickinson, of Horwich.
Married (01.06.1927, St Michael, Great Lever, Lancashire) Clara Alice Stringfellow; ... children (two sons, two daughters?).
(09?).1902
Horwich, Bolton district, Lancashire
-

19.03.1944
(illness) [age 41]
[Horwich (Ridgmont) Cemetery, Lancashire, dic. 2, sec. 2, grave E.25]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 19.04.1940
T/Lt. 01.06.1940
(06.1940)     no appointment listed
17.06.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Duchess of Fife (paddle minesweeper)
04.11.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Ophelia (minesweeping trawler)
24.02.1941 - (07.)1942 HMS Sandown (auxiliary minesweeper)
30.07.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Pangbourne (minesweeper)
01.1943 - (04.)1943 HMS Onyx (minesweeper)
05.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Cato (minesweeper)
27.10.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda) (for anti-submarine duties at Bermuda)
1944 - 19.03.1944 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
Dickinson,
Ronald Fryer
R.F. Dickinson
Married ((12?).1944, Watford district, Hertfordshire) Pamela M. "Pam" Maddison.

His brother writes: "Ronnie, as he was known as, served for 15 months as second in command of ML 168 spending much of the time on protection duty in the Channel and than sailing for Gibraltar. From your data he was promoted to Lieutenant and joined ML 121 which was one of the six MLs accompanying the ill fated "Harpoon " convoy to Malta in June 1942.  While at Malta, still in ML 121, he was one of the MLs that went out to assist the "Ohio" after she was crippled taking off her injured crew. [see next button]

[continued] ... He was posted to Alexandria where he spent time delivering MLs to the Turkish Navy as a courting procedure to Turkey to persuade them to join the Allied cause. Returning the UK in 1944 he acted, amongst other small ships, to navigate part of the June 1944 invasion force into the landing beaches and ended up in Stornaway bringing in the surrendering U-Boats after the end of hostilities. On his appointment to Lieutenant Commander in the RNR he was involved as an observer for NATO exercises."

25.09.1916
-
18.02.1985
Whitehaven district, Cumberland
Prob. T/S.Lt. 18.10.1940
T/S.Lt. 12.01.1941
T/Lt. 18.10.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt. RNR 27.09.1960, seniority 02.11.1955
Lt.Cdr. RNR 02.11.1963 (retd 25.09.1976)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Reserve Decoration RD 25.01.1972 -
(12.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941) - (12.1941) HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) *
25.12.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (for ML Flotillas)
16.06.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for 3rd Motor Launch Flotilla)
07.06.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HM ML 387 (motor launch)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
13.03.1944 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM ML 591 (motor launch)
07.09.1944 - (10.1944) Commanding Officer, HM ML 162 (motor launch)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HM RML 549 (rescue motor launch) *
27.09.1960 - 25.09.1976 Permanent RNR
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dickinson,
Stanley
S. Dickinson
Residence: (1945) Morecombe, Lancashire
?
-
... ...
T/El.Lt. 01.03.1942
Pre- & post-war employed with J. Williamson & Son, Luno Mills, Lancaster, Electrical Maintenance.
      degaussing duties in UK, Alexandria, Suez, Haifa & service with Force 60 (specializing in electrical plant, up to 700 H.P. motors & switchgear)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)
Dickson,
George Thomson
G.T. Dickson
17.11.1923 ?
-
01.1998 ?
Ulverston district, Lancashire ?
T/A/S.Lt. 09.07.1943
T/S.Lt. 09.01.1944
T/Lt. 09.01.1946? (reld 18.05.1946)
(08.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
23.11.1943 - (06.)1944 HM BYMS 284 [from ... 1944: 2284](British yard minesweeper)
11.09.1944 - (10.1945) First Lieutenant, HM MMS 79 (motor minesweeper)
Difford,
Ronald Herbert
R.H. Difford
Son of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Difford, of Meare, Somersetshire.
1924 ?
-
01.08.1945
[age 21]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 6, panel 3]
T/S.Lt. (A)
15.07.1944
26.06.1944
-
(10.1944)
pilot, 881 Squadron FAA [HMS Pursuer (escort carrier)] (North Atlantic & Mediterranean)
01.04.1945
-
01.08.1945
pilot, 892 Squadron FAA [HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry)] (missing, presumed killed in an air crash)
Diggens,
Harold Sydney
H.S. Diggens (Phout courtesy of Mr Peter Duncan)
Son of Frank Sydney Diggens (1888-1950), and Ivy Winifred Adams (1890-1957), of Goring-by-Sea, Sussex.
19.10.1920
Lewisham district, London
-
05.04.1942
(KIA) [age 21]
[Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery, Sri Lanka, 6B.M.5]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 03.02.1941
T/S.Lt. (A) 19.10.1941
03.06.1940     entered RNVR
06.1941 - 01.11.1941 HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
02.11.1941 - (04.)1942 pilot, 803 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)]
04.1942? - 21.04.1942 pilot, 806 Squadron FAA [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)] (killed in an air accident)
Dimitriu,
H.H. Prince *
HRH Prince Dimitriu
* also found as Dimitri & Dimitry. In full: Dimitri Alexandrovich Romanov, Prince of Russia

15.08.1901
Gatchina, Russia
-
07.07.1980
London
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
11.03.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
< 10.1944

?

Greek DSM
24.06.1947
BNLO with Greek Navy
(02.1941)


HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth) *
07.05.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth)
11.06.1942
-
(07.1945)
on staff of Principal British Naval Liaison Officer to Allied Navies [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dinnis,
the Rev. William Dudley
Rev. W.D. Dinnis (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) Rev. W.D. Dinnis (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
13.06.1912
-
28.08.1979
Midhurst, Chichester district, West Sussex
T/Chapl. 27.10.1943
Education: Tonbridge School; Pembroke College (BA).
... - ... ...
15.05.1944 - (01.1945) on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
... - ... ...
Dishman,
George William Donald

G.W.D. Dishman (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Dishman) G.W.D. Dishman (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Dishman)
Son of George Edward Dishman (18941986), and Lornetta Matilda Roskell (1892-1992).
Married (29.07.1950, Caldy, Wirral district, Cheshire) Zelda Graham (01.12.1925 - 14.12.1986), daughter of Joseph W. Graham, and Marion Higham; three sons.
03.05.1925
Humberstone, Grimsby district, Lincolnshire
-
22.11.2012
Fortrose, Ross-shire, Scotland
T/A/S.Lt. 16.02.1945
T/S.Lt. 20.07.1945
Lt. 23.03.1949, seniority 16.02.1948
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) RNR 31.08.1965, seniority 23.02.1965 (retd 31.10.1973)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Reserve Decoration RD 01.12.1970 -
Education: University of Liverpool (1950).
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Colombo, Ceylon)
(04.1946)     HMS Lanka II (accounting base, Ceylon) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dixon,
Eric John Hopkins
"Budge"
E.J.H. Dixon
Son of John Kemp S. Dixon (1879-1958), and Elfrida Hopkins (1884-1940).
Married (06.11.1940, Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire) Avice Margaret Harrison ((06?).1921 - ), daughter of Mr & Mrs S. Harrison, of Cloverley, Horbury.

22.09.1915
Horbury, Wakefield district, West Yorkshire
-
20.04.1941
off the coast of Tripoli, Libya
(MPK) [age 25]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 2, panel 6]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 07.10.1940
Mention in Despatches MID 02.12.1941 shot down 4 Junkers [posthumously]
Education: Christ Church College, Oxford University.
Played cricket, 1937-1939.
29.10.1940 - (12.)1940 acting observer, 827 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
17.12.1940 - (04.)1941 acting observer, HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
? - 20.04.1941 HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier) (despatches)
His obituary in The Times of 1 May 1941 read: "Sub-Lieutenant E.J.H. DIXON, R.N.V.R., who is reported missing, presumed killed on active service, captained Oxford in the last University cricket Match before the war, when, thanks to his shrewd captaincy and a sound innings of 75, Oxford won by 45 runs. In his two previous matches against Cambridge, Dixon had scored 73 and 61. Dixon, who learnt his cricket at St. Edward's School, Oxford, won a big reputation at Oxford as a stonewalling batsman. In 1937 he batted four and a half hours in scoring 82 against Lancashire, and in the following season he delied the Yorkshire bowlers for six hours in scoring 108. In that match, deputizing as captain for J.N. Grover, he declared the Oxford second innings closed after following on in the first innings. After leaving Oxford he played for Northamptonshire, and in his first match for the county he scored 123 in four and a half hours against Somerset. He was the son of Mr. J.K.S. Dixon, of Horbury, Yorks, and he leaves a widow."
Dixon,
John Dudley
J.D. Dixon (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Timms)
J.D. Dixon (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Timms)
Only child of the Rev. William Dudley Dixon (1886?-1951), and Edith Ann Bone (1884-?).
Married 1st (05.06.1943, Banstead Church, Surrey) Gladwys Elinor Lister Wright (1913 - 1984), only daughter of R.G. Wright, I.E.S., of Cookham; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (14.09.1985, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fittleworth, West Sussex) Rev. Francesca Dorothy Wilson (08.08.1952 - ), only daughter of Roderick Peter Garratt Wilson (1913-1994), and Dorothy Anne Chenevix Trench (1916-).
30.08.1916
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
1996
Chichester district, Sussex
T/S.Lt. 06.11.1941
T/Lt. 06.11.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ? (reld < 04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.01.1977 New Year 77: Home Secretary, United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.07.1944 night action with light enemy forces 11.05.44 [investiture 06.03.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 14.11.1944 German evacuation Le Havre [investiture 06.03.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 19.06.1945 action against E-boats 07.04.45 [decoration posted]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
27.06.1942 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 60 (motor gun boat) (6th MGB Flotilla) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
24.09.1943 - 20.01.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 450 (motor torpedo boat)
21.01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services):
(05.1944) - (08.1944) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 450 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 35th MTB Flotilla (DSC & Bar)
(04.1945)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 454 (motor torpedo boat) (2nd Bar to DSC)
(07.1945)     HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dixon,
John Spencer
J.S. Dixon
Married ...; ... children.
01.12.1907
Burnley district, Lancashire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
1972
Richmond district, North Riding of Yorkshire
Able Sea. 1939/40?
T/Paym.S.Lt. 29.01.1942
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 29.04.1942
Solicitor.
17.02.1942 - 14.04.1943 HMS King George V (battleship) (for duty in Admiral's Office, Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet)
14.04.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Duke of York (battleship) (for duty in Admiral's Office, Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet)
28.06.1943 - (07.1945) Signal Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (and for duty with Naval Intelligence Division)
(04.1946)     HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dobbie,
Arthur Townsend
A.T. Dobbie.
Son of Alexander and Mary Jane Dobbie.
Married ((06?).1934, Newport district, Glamorgan) Bertha Evelyn Legge (14.08.1902 - 07.1987); one daughter.
19.11.1900
St Marylebone, London
-
04.1986
Newport district, Glamorgan
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 31.05.1943
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 30.06.1943 (reld 30.07.1946)

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

30.06.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
(06.1944) - (10.1944) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
30.10.1944 - (04.)1945 Fleet Mail Officer, Gibraltar [HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)]
05.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) (for miscellaneous services)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dobbie,
Frederick Robertson
F.R. Dobbie
Son of Alex H. and Jessie R. Dobbie, of Tranent , East Lothian.
1924
Kelty district, Fife, Scotland
-
29.08.1944
[age 20]
[Faughanvale (St Canice) Church of Ireland Churchyard, Eglinton, Londonderry, NW Extension]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
?
-
29.08.1944
HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus)
[flying in a Fairey Barracuda II [DP872] which took off from Maydown for East Haven, spun into bog five miles from airfield - Blackhead Moss near Enagh Lough, Waterside, Londonderry; S.Lt. D.H. Oxby RNVR, S.Lt. F.R. Dobbie RNVR and Ldg.Airm. D.A.T. Mew were all killed]
Dobson,
Carl
C. Dobson
Son of Albert Russell Dobson, and Edith Annie Hill, of Hull.
(09?).1910
Sculcoates district, East Yorkshire
-
03.02.1940
(KIA) [age 29]
[Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery, Scotland, sec. P, joint grave 705]
T/S.Lt. ?
? - 03.02.1940 HMS Firefly (minesweeping trawler) (killed at an explosion when the ship tried to sort a loose British mine off Dundee)
Dobson,
William Sharpe
W.S. Dobson (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
07.1916
Pollokshields district, Scotland

-
1991
Grantown on Spey district, Scotland
S.Lt. 11.05.1938
Lt. 08.05.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1945
Lt.Cdr. 08.05.1948
Cdr. 31.12.1952
Capt. 31.12.1956 (retd 31.12.1961)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? 1st clasp
Education: Glasgow Academy (1926-1935).
09.10.1939 - 01.1940 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
26.01.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Vimiera (V class destroyer) (North Sea)
01.10.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) (additional; for various duties)
19.05.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Halcyon (Halcyon class minesweeper) (North Sea, North Russia)
06.02.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Seaham (Bangor class minesweeper) (West Africa, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean)
23.02.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Canada (RN base, Halifax, NS) (for miscellaneous services)
06.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Welfare (Algerine class minesweeper) (Mediterranean)
08.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Acute (Algerine class minesweeper)
... - ... ...
Dodd,
John
J. Dodd (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
?
-
Ord.Sea. ?
T/S.Lt. 28.11.1943
T/Lt. 28.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
09.1942 - 01.1943 HMS Venomous (destroyer)
24.10.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Kempthorne (frigate)
(04.1946)     HM BYMS 2043 (British yard minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dodd,
Leonard Hindle
L.H. Dodd
26.03.1916
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
S.Lt.
28.01.1940
T/A/Lt.
21.03.1941 (reld < 04.1946)

Polish Military Cross

PolMC
01.08.1944
good services to Polish Navy
13.03.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Eskimo (destroyer)
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Burza (Polish destroyer)
(1942?)


perhaps British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Piorun (Polish destroyer)
(08.1942?)
-
(07.1945)
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Ślązak (Polish destroyer) [already in that position during the Dieppe operation]
Doig,
John Carr
J.C. Doig
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E)
?
T/Lt. (E)
05.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)



Temporary Officer serving under T.124X agreements
(1942?)


HMS California (armed merchant cruiser)
08.05.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Stalker (escort carrier)
21.11.1943
-
(04.1946)
HMS Ranee (escort carrier)
Dolby,
James Taylor
J.T. Dolby
Married (1943) Mary Harper, daughter of a chemistry teacher at the Keighley Boys’ Grammar School; three sons.
25.04.1909
Oxenhope near Keighley, Yorkshire
-
18.10.1975
T/S.Lt.
15.03.1940
T/Lt.
05.05.1940 (reld 21.01.1946)
Education: Royal College of Art
Taught at Bournemouth College of Art before the war, where he developed his love of sailing and the sea.
28.03.1937


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to Sussex Division, RNVR)
15.03.1940
-
04.05.1940
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
05.05.1940
-
19.05.1940
HMS Vernon (training establishment, Portsmouth)
20.05.1940
-
12.01.1941
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne):
06.1940


served at Dunkirk
1940
-
13.10.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Summer Rose (Admiralty steel drifter) (Lowestoft) (sunk off Sunderland)
(10?).1940
-
12.01.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS June Rose (Admiralty steel drifter) (Lowestoft)
13.01.1941
-
26.01.1941
HMS Orpheus (submarine?) *
27.01.1941
-
09.05.1941
HMS King Emperor (minesweeping trawler)
10.05.1941
-
12.07.1942
HMS Baldur (RN base, Iceland)
13.07.1942
-
29.07.1942
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
30.07.1942
-
15.07.1943
HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon)
16.07.1943
-
27.08.1943
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
28.08.1943
-
30.06.1945
HMS Dartmouth (RN base, Dartmouth)
01.07.1945
-
21.01.1946
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
* the submarine Orpheus was sunk in 06.1940, and no other vessel by this name has been found, so this posting seems rather peculiar; Navy List date 31.01.1941
Became head of art at Blackburn College of Art in Lancashire, retiring in 1969.
Dolman,
Cyril William
C.W. Dolman
Married ((09?).1926, Hammersmith district, London) Mildred Mary Ghosley (born (06?).1903); ... children (one son?).
(09?).1904
Richmond district, Surrey
-
(03?).1968
Sutton district, London
T/S.Lt. (E)
?
T/Lt. (E)
01.11.1942 (reld 1943?; medically unift due to tuberculosis)



joined RNVR as a stoker
15.06.1942
-
1943? *
HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service Central Depot, Lowestoft)
* probably medically discharged in 1943; Oct 1944 still shown under HMS Europa (Jan 1945 no longer), but as he's no longer mentioned in the name index, nor in the seniority list, it's very likely he was discharged somewhere in 1943, as his family suggests
Donaldson,
John Henry

J.H. Donaldson (Photo courtesy of Mr John H. Donaldson)
Married; at least one son.
03.03.1913
Leith, Edinburgh
-
01.02.1996
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
T/A/S.Lt.
27.07.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
France and Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Served in the Merchant Navy.



temporary commission under T.124T (rescue tugs) agreements
27.07.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Marshal Soult (trawler base, Portsmouth) (for rescue tugs)



HMS Saucy (rescue tug)
20.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown) (for duty with rescue tugs)
Donnelly,
Michael

M. Donnelly
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
27.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
28.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haslemere)
Dooyewaard,
Derrick Orme
D.O. Dooyewaard
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Johannes Dooyewaard (1887?-1962), manager Shell petroleum company, and Christiana Maud Mills (1894-1984), of Ashtead.
Brother of S/Lt. Harry Orme Dooyewaard, RNVR.
25.03.1921
Rochford district, Essex
-
11.1989
Surrey Mid-Eastern district, Surrey
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 04.05.1942
T/Lt. (A) 04.11.1944
(08.1942) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
10.10.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
10.10.1944 - (09.1945) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
Worked for Shell and then BP.
Dooyewaard,
Harry Orme
H.O. Dooyewaard
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Johannes Dooyewaard (1887?-1962), manager Shell petroleum company, and Christiana Maud Mills (1894-1984), of Ashtead.
Brother of Lt. (A) Derrick Orme Dooyewaard, RNVR.

16.10.1919
Rochford district, Essex
-
24.04.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 79.3]
Ord.Sea. 1939?
T/A/S.Lt. 03.12.1943
Education: Little Lindens first school in Leatherhead; Dorking School; St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, Kent; Downing College, Cambridge to read Modern Languages.
      HMS Cottesmore (destroyer)
1943     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
(04.1944)     HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne) *
? - 24.04.1944 British Naval Liaison Officer, HMNethN Roode Zee (tug) (while towing Mulberry Habour components from Dungeness to Portsmouth torpedoed & sunk by German E-boat S100)
Douglas,
Peter John
P.J. Douglas [UNCONFIRMED] (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett)
?
-
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 11.07.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) < 01.1945
A/Cdr. (S) > 01.1945, < 07.1945
... - ... ...
29.11.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
? - (01.)1945) HMS Macaw (training establishment, Wellbank, Cumberland)
12.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Flycatcher (RN Air Station, Middle Wallop, Hampshire) (for Mobile Naval Air Bases)
Douglas-Boyd,
Richard Donald Blackburn
"Dickie"
R.D.B. Douglas-Boyd
Son of William A. Douglas-Boyd, and Edith D. Blackburn.
(03?).1923
Richmond district, Surrey
-
17.06.2011
Exeter
T/S.Lt. (A) 30.06.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 31.07.1945 Operation Iceberg (air strikes on Sakishima Islands & capture of Okinawa 03-05.45) [decoration posted]
01.01.1944 - (07.1945) pilot, 820 Squadron FAA [HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier)]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Douglas-Watson,
Francis
F. Douglas-Watson
Son of Cdr. Francis Douglas-Watson, RN (1896-1941), and Mary Fedora St Ledger (1899-1977).
1923
Glasgow, Scotland
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
22.02.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
22.02.1946
(10.1944)
-
(04.1946)
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Doust,
William Alexander

W.A. Doust
(06?.)1895
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
T/Cdr.
02.09.1939
T/A/Capt.
< 07.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.07.1944
salvage work Italy & Naples [investiture 10.10.44]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
OBE
14.01.1941
salvage work [investiture 18.02.41]
Officer, Legion of Merit (US) LM
05.11.1946
salvage work in Mediterranean
02.09.1939
-
(12.1941)
Salvage Officer, Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1942)
-
(02.1943)
Deputy Director of Salvage (H), Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1945)

 

no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Worked in the Far East after the war.
Published
: The ocean on a plank (1976)
Douthwaite,
Harry
H. Douthwaite (Photo courtesy of Mr Harry Warren)
Married Lily Warren (died 1985); one son, one daughter.
21.05.1907
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
(09?).1982
Manchester
(died following an operation for lung cancer)
T/A/S.Lt. 26.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 26.09.1943
T/Lt. 1945? (reld < 04.1946)
      HMS Arbutus (corvette)
      HMS Amazon (destroyer)
30.06.1943 - (04.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS George Adgell (minesweeping trawler)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Dove,
Rodney George
"Rod"

R.G. Dove
Son of ... Dove, and ... Clarke.

01.09.1921
South London
-
30.10.2005
T/S.Lt.
?
T/A/Lt.
30.10.1944
Distinguished Service Order DSO
18.04.1944
sinking cruiser Palermo 02.01.43
(01.1943)


HMS Talbot (submarine depot ship, Malta)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Dow,
John Alexander

J.A. Dow
?
-
Prob. Midsh.
04.10.1938
S.Lt.
11.01.1940
Lt.
01.03.1942 (retd 1948/49?)
04.10.1938


joined RNVR (Clyde Division)
21.10.1939
-
(06.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Glala (harbour defence motor yacht) (used in the Dunkirk evacuation)
28.08.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Veteran (destroyer)
05.01.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (for flotilla duties as torpedo officer)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Vernon (torpedo and anti-submarine establishment, Brighton) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dowden,
Peter John

P.J. Dowden
Son of ... Dowden, and ... Hearn.
16.11.1919
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
06.2003
Cirencester district, Gloucestershire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
16.10.1941
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
16.04.1944
03.11.1941
-
(01.)1945
Department of the Director of Unexploded Bombs, redesignated c. 1942: Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, redesignated c. 1944 Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
winter 1941
-
1942
operating at Tyneside 
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dowell,
Hugh Philip

H.P. Dowell H.P. Dowell
H.P. Dowell H.P. Dowell
H.P. Dowell

Son (with one sister and two brothers) of Edward Phillip Dowell (1878-1952), and Jane Pritchard (1880-1913).
Married (21.04.1941, St Martins The Bullring, Birmingham, Warwickshire) Dorothy Lavinia Wilson (05.08.1920 - 28.05.1985), daughter (with one sister) of William Jacob Wilson (1890-), and Gertrude Annie Keen (1889-); one son, one daughter.
25.08.1910
Bangor, Carnarvon, Wales
-
16.07.1977
Newtown district, Powys, Wales
T/A/S.Lt. 11.11.1943
T/S.Lt. 11.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
11.11.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
A grandchild writes: "I have a reference to 29.5.43 HMS Duke of York in a book and I know my grandfather was injured in an explosion on board ship somewhere off the NE coast as he was treated at King Edward 7th Hospital Rivelin Valley, Sheffield."
Dowling,
Donald George
"Don"
D.G. Dowling
Son (with two sisters) of George Frederick Dowling (1873-1959), and Florence Edith Dakin (1874-1956).
Married ((06?).1935, Rochford district, Essex) Julia S. Ellesmore-Smith (1908-) (who was previously (1928) married to Norman Arthur Ray); one daughter.
22.05.1909
Camberwell, London, Surrey
-
12.1984
Newton Abbott, Devon
T/Lt. 15.05.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 22.11.1943 (reld 24.04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 21.12.1943 sinking merchant ships 19.09.43
15.05.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Nirvana
13.01.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
20.06.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Seahawk (Coastal Forces base, Ardrishaig) (for motor anti-submarine boats)
29.09.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (for motor launches)
19.07.1943 - (10.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 503 (motor torpedo boat)
(1943) - 04.11.1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 606 (motor gun boat)
22.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (for motor launches, etc.)
11.06.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 786 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 72nd MTB Flotilla
Member Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Dowling,
John Alfred
"Jack"

J.A. Dowling (Photo courtesy of Emma Hamilton)
Son of Edwin Dowling (1889-1973), and Lilian Down (1896-1978), of Acton.
(06?).1921
Hammersmith district, London
-
13.09.1941
(crash) [age 20]
[Acton Cemetery, W.M.71]
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (A) 22.04.1941
30.12.1940 - 04.1941 No. 3 (from 03.1941 No. 5) course of Fleet Air Arm pilots in Kingston & Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
(08.1941) - 13.09.1941 HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
[killed in a flying accident along with Naval Airman 2 W. Sands when their Proctor of 755/756 Squadron FAA crashed near Stratford on Avon]
* indexed, but not listed as such

J.A. Dowling

Downing,
Ronald Charles Thomas

R.C.T. Downing (Photo courtesy of Linda Williams) R.C.T. Downing (Photo courtesy of Linda Williams)
R.C.T. Downing (Photo courtesy of Linda Williams) R.C.T. Downing (Photo courtesy of Linda Williams)

Son of ... Downing, and ... Howells.
Married ((09?).1938, Chelsea district, London) Edna Laurance Birtwell (31.05.1900 - (06?).1982), daughter of William Gibson Birtwell, and Emma Clegg.
15.09.1911
Llanelly district, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan
-
18.10.1961
Chelsea district, London
Seaman
03.1941
Able Seaman
03.1942?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
11.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
20.08.1943 (reld 02.1946)
03.1941
-
09.1941
HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Torpoint)
09.1941
-
11.1941
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
11.1941
-
1942
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
1942
-
11.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
11.05.1943
-
08.1943
HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast, Ireland)
[starting date perhaps even earlier in 03.1943]
25.08.1943
-
04.1944
HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth)
25.04.1944
-
02.1946
HMS Curlew (anti-submarine fixed defence training establishment, Dunoon, Argyll)
Journalist for the Daily Mail in London both before and after the war.
Ghost writer of Slavomir Rawicz' book "The long walk : the true story of a trek to freedom" (1956).
Downing,
Wilfred

W. Downing
?
-
T/Lt.
06.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
29.11.1944? (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
09.03.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Salamander (Halcyon class minesweeper)
16.03.1943
-
(10.)1944
HMS Ready (Algerine class minesweeper)
29.11.1944
-
23.07.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Welcome (Algerine class minesweeper)
Doyland,
John Richard

J.R. Doyland
Son of ... Doyland, and ... Westwood.
18.10.1915
Hackney district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
(09?).1981
Brentwood district, Essex
T/S.Lt.
07.05.1942
T/Lt.
07.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
05.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, CT 35
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Draper,
Dare Hasting
D.H. Draper
Married ((09?).1972, Redbridge district, Greater London) Bertholina I. Khan.
31.10.1910
-
03.2001
Newham district, London
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 02.02.1945
T/Sg.Lt. 1945?, seniority 02.02.1945
Education: Trinity College, Dublin (MB, BCh, 1941); BAO Dub 1944.
05.03.1945 - (07.1945) Medical Officer, HMS Rother (frigate)
01.04.1946 - (04.1946) HMS St Vincent (preliminary air training establishment, Gosport, Hampshire)
Draper,
Edward Ernest
L.L. Draper
Son of Edward Alexander Draper and Ada Louisa Matilda Hearn, of Wimbledon Chase, Surrey.
1923/24?
-
18.02.1944
(MPK) [age 20]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 88, column 1]
T/Midsh. 1942/43?
T/A/S.Lt. 1943?
15.03.1943 - 07?.1943 HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel) *
17.07.1943 - 18.02.1944 HMS Penelope (light cruiser) (ship sunk off Anzio by U-410)
* (07.1945) erroneously still listed as such.
Draper,
Leslie Lionel
L.L. Draper
Married ((09?).1937, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Marjorie L. Morton.
07.05.1911
Edmonton district, Essex
-
04.1989
Exeter district, Devon
T/A/S.Lt. 30.06.1944
T/S.Lt. 30.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
11.11.1944 - (01.1945) HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven) (for minesweeping force)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
 
Draper,
Norman Ernest
N.E. Draper
Son of ... Draper, and ... Robinson.

20.05.1924
Leyton, West Ham district, London

-
T/Mdish. 04.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 20.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 09.05.1944 Operation Stanley (various clanestine operations in the Mediterraean 43) & escape from Italy [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 21.12.1943 Operation Husky (invasion of Sicily 07.43)
09.1942     HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham)
28.03.1943 - (04.)1943 HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate)
22.04.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Armadillo (Naval Beach Commando School, Glenfinnart): served with G1 RN Commando, attached to Combined Operations (Northern Ireland, Mediterranean and Italy)
      Assistant Beachmaster to Senior Naval Officer Landing (S) (Sicily) (despatches)
      Assistant Beachmaster to Senior Naval Officer Advanced Landing (E) (Italy) (DSC)
20.05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
1945     served with 9th Motor Launch Flotilla, Coastal Forces in Mediterranean
06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
(04.1946)     HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta) *
Literature: A. Cecil Hampshire, The Beachhead Commandos (London : Kimber, 1983), pages 119-123.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Draper,
Rowland John

R.J. Draper
21.02.1917
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
(12?).1973
Reading district, Berkshire
Ord.Sea.
(1941)
T/S.Lt.
02.10.1941
T/A/Lt.
02.10.1942
T/Lt.
15.12.1944, seniority 02.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
01?.1941
-
02?.1941
HMS Northney (Combined Operations training base, Hayling Island)
03?.1941
-
?
HMS Ulster Monarch (Inverary) as Coxswain of MLC's
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.1943
-
(10.)1944
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for motor landing craft)
12.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
Drayson,
Robert Quested
"Bob"
R.Q. Drayson
Son of late Frederick Louis Drayson, and late Elsie Mabel West.
Married (1943) Rachel Jenkyns, 2nd daughter of Stephen Spencer Jenkyns; one son, two daughters.

DVD interview available at the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust

05.06.1919
Ramsgate, Thanet district, Kent

-
15.10.2008
Seaman ?
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 01.02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 05.01.1943 intercepting escorted raider 14.10.42 [investiture 09.03.43]
Education: Chatham House School; Downing College, Cambridge: 1938-1939, 1946-1947; History Tripos, BA 1947, MA 1950.
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
      HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)
1942? - 1946 served RNVR: Lieutenant in command HM Motor Torpedo Boats
19.06.1942 - 09.1942 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 236 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
09.1942 - ? acting Commanding Officer, HM MTB 236 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover), later at Portland]
(10.1942)     HMD Cottesmore ?
(06.1944) - (01.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 701 (motor torpedo boat) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Assistant Master and Housemaster, St Lawrence College, 1947-1950; Assistant Master, Felsted School, 1950-1955; Headmaster, Reed's School, Cobham, 1955-1963; Headmaster of Stowe, 1964-1979; Resident Lay Chaplain to Bishop of Norwich, 1979-1984; Lay Reader, 1979. Member: HMC Committee, 1973-1975 (Chairman, Midland Division, 1974-1975); Council, McAlpine Educational Endowments Ltd, 1979-1997; Allied Schools Council, 1980-1994; General Council, S American Missionary Society, 1980-1996 (Chairman Selection Committee, 1980-1995); Scholarship Committee, Independent Schools Travel Association, 1982-; Martyrs' Memorial and Church of England Trust, 1983-1994. Treasurer, Swifts Sports Trust, 1988-. Chairman of Governors, Riddlesworth Hall, 1980-1984; Governor: Parkside, 1958-1963; Beachborough, 1965-1979; Bilton Grange, 1966-1979; Beechwood Park, 1967-1979; Monkton Combe, 1976-1985; Felixstowe College, 1981-1984; Vice President: Reed's School, 1991-; St Lawrence College, 1993- (Governor, 1977-1993). FRSA 1968.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Drew,
Frank John
F.J. Drew (Photo courtesy of Celia Drew)
Son of John and Grace Drew; husband of Alice Drew, of Chingford, Essex.
31.12.1907
Newington, South London
-
24.06.1942
Liverpool
[age 34]
[Liverpool (Anfield) Crematorium, panel 1]
Prob. T/Lt.
13.11.1939
T/Lt.
?, seniority 13.11.1939
29.09.1938


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached to London Division RNVR]
13.11.1939
-

(02.1941)

Naval Control Service, London and Gravesend [HMS Pembroke IV]
?
-
24.06.1942
HMS Argonaut (cruiser) (pre-commissioning)
Druce,
Kenneth
K. Druce
Residence: (1945) Ilford, Essex.
(09?).1919
West Ham district, Essex
-
... ...
T/El.Lt. 23.11.1942
Pre-war employed with Davy Paxham & Co., Colchester.
      general degaussing duties including Helensburgh & Port Said (specializing in plastic substitutes in submarine cables)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)
Post-war possibly employed with Cable Manufacturer & Research Engineers.
Drummond,
David
D. Drummond [Prince Hamid Kadjar]
Name of choice for:
HRH Shahzada Sultan Hamid Mirza, also known as Prince Hamid Mirza Kadjar.

23.04.1918
Tabriz
-
05.05.1988
London
[Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey]
Prob. T/S.Lt.
1942
T/S.Lt.
1943, seniority 1942
T/A/Lt.
19.10.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
? (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
?
?
Defence Medal Def M
?
?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
?
?
General Service Medal GenSM
?
?
Education: HMS Worcester (Thames Northgood Training College, Greenhithe, Kent)
Cadet Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. 1936-1939, employed with Mobil Oil Co, London 1939-1942 and 1945-1957.
01.01.1943
-
(02.)1943
HMS Conqueror (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel (coastal))
08.02.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Duke of York (battleship)
(1945?)


HMS Wild Goose (sloop)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Became Heir Apparent of the Imperial House of Qajar on the death of his father, 07.01.1943 and undisputed head on the death of his cousin, 24.09.1975.
Employed with the Iranian Oil Consortium 1957-1971 as Assistant Head of Materials at Tehran, Head of Materials & Fields at Abadan, and later at Tehran, and in London with Iranian Oil Services 1971-1979.
Published:Memoirs of Prince Hamid Kadjar (1996).
Drummond,
Duncan Weir
D.W. Drummond (Photo courtesy of Mr Danny Mercer)
12.05.1923
Greenock, Renfrewshire
-
17.05.1985
Greenock, Renfrewshire
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
12.11.1943
T/Lt.
12.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
07.06.1943
-
(10.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 353 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for MTBs & MLs)
14.11.1944
-
05.1945
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 781 (motor torpedo boat)
29.09.1945
-
(04.1946)
HM BYMS 2141 (British Yard minesweeper)
Played First Class Cricket, 1951-1961.
Drysdale,
Adam Steel
A.S., Drysdale
02.1922 ?
Dennistoun district, Glasgow, Scotland ?
-
24.01.2008 ?
Kettering, Ohio, USA ?
Prob. T/S.Lt. 20.09.1940
T/Lt. 20.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943
(12.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     HMS Speedwell (Halcyon class minesweeper) *
(04.1941)     no appointment listed
12.05.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Rothesay (Bangor class minesweeper)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
25.02.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Bude (Bangor class minesweeper)
(12.1943) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
24.06.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Lightfoot (Algerine class minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Du Boulay,
Barry Keith Houssemayne
B.K.H. Du Boulay
Son of Capt. Ernest George Houssemayne Du Boulay, RN (1882-1961), and Olive Keith Welch.
Married Pamela ...
31.10.1912
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
05.1998
Radnorshire East district, Powys
T/S.Lt.
06.11.1942
T/A/Lt.
06.08.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld 01.06.1946?)
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?

?

Education: Sandhurst
Learning about mining in South Africa, then active in gold mining in the Gold Coast.
1939/40?


joined RNVR and served in the ranks on destroyers (possibly North Africa)
1942
-
?
served as Liaison Officer with the Free French Navy:
1942
-
?
British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Dumont d'Urville" (frigate)
?
-
(10.1944)
British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Duquesne" (heavy cruiser)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Nabsford (Transportable Aircraft Maintenace Yard No. 1, Archerfield, Queensland) (for station duties) [till 1947 in Australia]
Post-war stunt man in the film industry.
du Boulay,
Clarence Cornibert
C.C. du Boulay
16.02.1904
-
10.1994
Penzance district, Cornwall
Lt. GNVF
01.03.1938
Prob. T/S.Lt.
07.09.1940
T/Lt.
07.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
1938?
-
1940
Gambia Naval Volunteer force
07.09.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
(10.1944)


HMS Euphrates (depot ship, Basra, Iraq) *
12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Naval Control Service, Kilindini [HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Du Boulay,
Hubert Charles Houssemayne
"Hugh"
H.C.H. Du Boulay
Son of Capt. Charles John Houssemayne Du Boulay, RN (1894-1967), and Mary Alice Veronica Morgan (1895-1964).
Brother of F/O Roger William Houssemayne Du Boulay, RAFVR.

From Bishops Waltham.
30.07.1920
Karenza, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
-
01.2008 still alive
T/S.Lt.
30.07.1941
T/Lt.
26.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
21.08.1945
torpedo attack enemy convoy Genua-Venice 03/04.45 [award posted]



Fleet Air Arm
17.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)
10.07.1942
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 71 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
(02.1943)
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, later Commanding Officer, HM MTB 243 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport), later Mediterranean]
(10.1944)


HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta) *
31.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 407 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Duff,
Donald McConnell
H.J. Dumbrill
(06?).1899
Mohill, Ireland
-
31.07.1948
Abbey Sanatorium,  White Abbey, Belfast, Northern Ireland
... ...
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 29.04.1937
Paym.Cdr. = Cdr. (S) 30.06.1943 (reld 01.12.1945)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VD ? -
      commissioned, RNVR (Ulster Division) (List II)
25.08.1939 - 26.09.1942 Secretary to Chief Staff Officer on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge Belfast [HMS Caroline]
(10.1942) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
28.09.1943 - (01.)1945 RN Auxiliary Hospital Diyatawala, Ceylon [HMS Lanka]
(04.1945) - (07.1945) RN Auxiliary Hospital Diyatawala, Ceylon [HMS Lanka] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Duff,
Douglas Valder
D.V. Duff (Photo courtsey of Mr Jim Herlihy) D.V. Duff
Eldest son of Arthur Joseph Duff, British consul, and Florence Valder.
Married 1st Janet (née ...) (died 1960).
Married 2nd Eveline Rowston, who had been a major in the Q.A.I.N.N.S. (Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Naval Nursing Service.)

10.07.1901
Rosario de Santa Fé, Argentina
-
23.09.1978
Weymouth, Dorset
T/Lt.
03.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
28.06.1943? (reld 11.1945)
Mention in Despatches MID
23.09.1941

for enterprise and seamanship while serving off the Libyan Coast: brought HM Yacht Eskimo Nell from Derna to Alexandria

Education: Convent of the Visitation in Bridport, Dorset (1906-1914); HMS Conway (1914)
Joined the Merchant Navy as a cadet, 1916. Served on the SS Thracia when it was torpedoed in the Bay of Biscay, 27.03.1917 (Duff being the sole survivor). Constable in County Galway, Royal Irish Constabulary (Black and Tan), 01.04.1921-02.02.1922. Served Palestine Gendarmerie, British Section (1922-25), transferring to the Palestine Police in 1925 as an inspector and rising to the rank of superintendent [prevented in 1928 on a visit to the Shrine of the Holy Sepulchre the assassination of Crown Prince of Italy (1904-1983), who became King Umberto II and last king of Italy on the abdication of his father in 1946; served as ADC to HRH Princess Mary, Viscountess Vascelles during her visit to Jerusalem in 1928]
03.01.1940
-
17.04.1940
HMS Grey Mist (armed yacht)
18.04.1940
-
(02.1943)
Staff of Admiral Andrew Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria), from ... 1941: HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]:



Naval Officer-in-Charge, Derna



officer in command of the Western Desert Schooner Flotilla



Commanding Officer, HMS Stag (N)
28.06.1943
-
(06.1944)
Staff Officer Operations (2), HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth)
?
-
11.1945?
Irregular Warfare Department of the Admiralty stationed at Teignmouth *
Knight of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (KStJ).
Continued writing, broadcasting and television work until his death in 1978. He wrote about 100 books in his lifetime (partly under pseudonyms like Douglas Stanhope & Peter Wickloe), as well as 2 autobiographies.
Published
: Galillee galopper (1935); Sword for hire : the saga of modern free-companion (1937); Harding's mountain treasure; Poor knight's saddle (1938); On the world's roof; Peril on the amazon (1946); May the winds blow! : an autobiography (1948); The lost admiral (1955); Yarns of a shellback : true tales of the sea (1959); On special service for the Foreign Legion (1960) &tc. &tc.
* (07.1945) incorrectly indexed under HMNZS Killegray.
Duff-Jones *,
Reginald Charles
R.C. Duff-Jones (Photo courtesy of Mr Stephen Jones)
Married 1st ((12?).1930, Reigate district, Surrey; divorced) Phyllis M. Hall (she remarried (1948) Capt. Hereward Minto Williams, RE, then (1955) Joseph William Ion Miles  (19.03.1909 - 01.1985)).
Married 2nd (1948, Sydney, NSW, Australia) Betty Jean Bradshaw.

* Initially showing as: Jones, Reginald Charles. From about 1942/43 Duff-Jones.
?
-
21.08.1967
Australia
T/S.Lt. 14.09.1939
T/Lt. 1940?, seniority 14.09.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 25.05.1942? (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1939)     no appointment listed
19.12.1939 - (10.)1940 First Lieutenant, HMS Glen Usk (paddle minesweeper)
11.11.1940 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS Skiddaw (paddle minesweeper)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
09.03.1942 - (04.)1942 HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames)
25.05.1942 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Laguna Belle (paddle minesweeper)
(02.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Laguna Belle (paddle minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Duff-Still,
Henry McLean
H.M. Duff-Still
Married ((06?).1920, Brighton district, Sussex) ... Brighton.
27.03.1903
Croydon district, London
-
13.08.2001
Maryland, USA
T/Lt.
12.12.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 02.1941, < 12.1941
T/A/Cdr.
> 01.1945, < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
06.07.1943
led Coastal Forces actions 04-05.43 [investiture 15.02.44]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.10.1940
off the coast of Norway
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
18.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Aston Villa (trawler)
(1940)


HMS Gaul (trawler) [despatches]
17.06.1940
-
(10.1940)
HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
(02.1941)
 
 
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
16.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (for motor launches)
(1941)


HM ML 116 (motor launch) [despatches]
18.05.1942
-
08.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 605 (motor gun boat) & Senior Officer, 17th MGB Flotilla [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)] [DSO]
11.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Stevenstone (destroyer) [DSC]
08.08.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing)
(07.1945)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Duffy,
[Sir] Albert Edward
"Patrick"
A.E. Duffy A.E. Duffy


 

17.06.1920
-
T/S.Lt. 31.01.1941
T/Lt. 31.07.1943
Knight Bachelor Kt 1991 ?
Education: London School of Economics (BSc(Econ.), PhD); Columbia University,  Morningside Heights, New York, USA.
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
09.05.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
30.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Urley (RN Air Station, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man) (for observer duties)
11.06.1945 - (07.1945) observer, 822 Squadron FAA
25.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Ringtail (RN Air Station, Burscough, nr Ormskirk, Lancashire) (for observer duties)
Lecturer, University of Leeds, 1950-1963, 1967-1970. Visiting Professor: Drew University, Madison, NJ, 1966-1970; American Grad.uate School of International Business, 1982-. Contested (Lab) Tiverton Division of Devon, 1950, 1951, 1955. MP (Lab): Colne Valley Division of Yorks, 1963-1966; Sheffield, Attercliffe, 1970-1992. PPS to Secretary of State for Defence, 1974-1976; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Navy), Ministry of Defence, 1976-1979; opposition spokesman on defence, 1979-1980, 1983-1984. Chairman: PLP Economic and Finance Group, 1965-1966, 1974-1976; Trade and Industry Sub-Committee of Select Committee on Expenditure, 1972-1974;
PLP Defence Committee, 1984; Vice-Chairman: PLP Defence Group,  1979-1984; Anglo-Irish Group, 1979-1992. President, N Atlantic Assembly, 1988-1990 (Member 1979-1992; Chairman, Defence Co-op. sub-committee, 1983-1987); Deputy Chairman, Atlantic Council of UK, 1994-. Member: Catholic Club, Doncaster; Irish Society, Doncaster. Hon. DHL Rosary Coll., Illinois, 1993.
Published: contributions to Economic History Review, Victorian Studies, Manchester School, Annals of Amer. Acad. of Pol. and Soc. Sci., etc.
Dugmore,
Eric Royston
E.R. Dugmore
Son of ... Dugmore, and ... Atherton.
28.06.1912
King's Norton district, Worcestershire
-
11.1993
Westminster district, London
T/S.Lt. 13.03.1941
T/A/Lt. 13.03.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 04.1945, < 07.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(04.1941) - (05.1941) no appointment listed
26.05.1941 - 06.1944 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(actually served at Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park (Hut 4 & Block A, Naval Section, including French naval traffic analysis and Head of NS WT section)
06.1944 - 09.02.1945 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
10.02.1945 - (10.)1945 HMS Anderson (RN barracks & radio station, Colombo, Ceylon)
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Duits,
William Clifford
W.C. Duits
Son of Charles E. Duits (1883?-1969).
Married 1st ((12?).1932, Amersham district, Buckinghamshire) Edith Lilian Bussell ((06?).1908 - (03?).1966); one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd ((12?).1967, Westminster district, Middlesex) Marta Henny Bertha Wheeler (01.01.1920 - (09?).1970).
(03?).1909
Holborn district, London / Middlesex
-
20.12.1968
Wimbledon, London
T/S.Lt. 07.06.1940
T/Lt. 07.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Chevalier, Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands) OON 28.04.1942 in recognition of services in the cause of the Allies
(07.1940)     no appointment listed
(10.1940)     British Naval Liaison Officer, HMNethS Van Meerlant (minelayer)
(12.1940) - (12.1941) no appointment listed
(09.1941) - (12.1941) British Naval Liaison Officer, HMNethS Jan van Brakel (minelayer)
20.08.1942 - (10.1944) HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) (for miscellaneous services)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Art dealer, Duits Ltd. (specializing in 17th-century paintings).
Dukinfield,
William George
W.G. Dukinfield (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett)
Married ((09?).1923, Corwen district, Merionethshire) Kathleen M. Owen.
(12?).1888
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
(09?).1963
Aled district, Denbighshire, Wales
T/Lt. 20.02.1915
Lt. ? (retd)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 06.03.1928, seniority 08.02.1925 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VD ? -
15.01.1940 - (08.1942) HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (additional; for various services [convoy duties])
30.06.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire) (for station duties, A Camp)
Dumbrill,
Harold James
H.J. Dumbrill
Married ((06?).1947, Lewisham district, London) Ena C. Harding.
10.01.1910
Lewisham district, London
-
04.1986
Weymouth district, Dorset
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 14.11.1943
T/Lt. 14.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
24.08.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Qualicum (Bangor class minesweeper)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Duncan,
James
J. Duncan (Photo courtesy of Mr James Alan Duncan) J. Duncan (Photo courtesy of Mr James Alan Duncan)
Married Margaret ...; ... children (one son?).
?
-
05.2013 still alive at Newick, East Sussex
ERA 4 ? [P/UD/X 1495]
CERA ?
T/S.Lt.  (E) 11.12.1944 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 07.03.1944 sinking of Scharnhorst [investiture 21.03.44]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Arctic Star Arc St - -
Russian Convoy Medal Rsn Conv M - -
      HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (DSM)
      HMS Belfast (cruiser)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
06.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Byard (frigate)
Duncan,
Paul Eric Aver
P.E.A. Duncan
Son of James Hugh Duncan, and Phemie Pauline Barbier, of Cardiff.
(09?).1914
Cardiff, Glamorgan
-
08.11.1942
(MPK) [age 28]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 66, 1]
Prob. Paym.S.Lt.
14.11.1935
Paym.S.Lt.
1936, seniority 14.11.1935
Paym.Lt.
14.11.1937
Lt.
08.09.1940

Mention in Despatches

MID
18.05.1943
Oran harbour 08.11.42 [posthumously]
14.11.1935


joined, Severn Division RNVR (List II)
1936


transferred, London Division RNVR (List II)
(04.1940)


HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda) *
12.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Caradoc (cruiser)
?
-
08.11.1942
HMS Walney (escort) (sunk in forcing entry into Oran harbour)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dunn,
Frederick John Arden
F.J.A. Dunn (Photo courtesy of Mrs Christine Julie Witt (née Dunn))
Married ((12?).1939, Sheffield district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Jean Rhodes; two children.
09.11.1914
Ecclesall, Sheffield, Yorkshire
-
30.10.1997
Bradway, Sheffield, Yorkshire
T/S.Lt. 19.09.1943
T/Lt. 19.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.09.1945 sinking of U-1024 12.04.45 [award personally collected from the Honours and Awards Section at the Admiralty]
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
04.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Loch Glendhu (frigate)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Chartered accountant.
Dunster,
Fred Arthur *
F.A. Dunster
Son of Fred Arthur Dunster, and Louisa B. Wood.

* in Navy List shown as Frederick Arthur Dunster
15.09.1920
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
(06?).1973
Chelmsford district

?
? [JX 300295]
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
04.12.1943
T/Lt.
04.12.1945 (reld 05.1946)
08.1941


joined RNVR
11.10.1943
-
(04.)1946
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 282 (motor minesweeper)
Durban,
Jack Douglas
J.D. Durban
Son of ... Durban, and ... Bracher.
Married ((03?).1943, Greenwich district, Kent) Sheila Brown.
(03?).1921
Lewisham district, London
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 18.04.1942
T/Lt. (A) 18.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. (A) 23.04.1953, seniority 17.06.1948
Lt.Cdr. (A) 17.06.1956 (reld)
(06.1942) - (10.1942) HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) *
21.10.1942 - 03.1943 observer, 796 Squadron FAA [HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanga, Tanganyika)]
24.03.1943 - (06.)1944 observer, 816 Squadron FAA (at Machrihanish, from 06.1943 Fearn, then HMS Tracker, then HMS Chaser)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
11.12.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Ranee (escort carrier) (for observer duties)
02.1945 - (07.1945) on staff of Flag Officer Naval Air Stations Australia [HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
23.04.1953     Permanent RNVR (Air Branch)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Durno,
Leslie Duncan
L.D. Durno
Son of James and Catherine Durno, of Crichie, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.
1920
Kintore district, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
-
29.01.1945
[age 25]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 6, panel 3]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
13.07.1943
T/Lt. (A)
01.09.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
05.09.1944
Operation Lombard & others
Mention in Despatches MID
15.06.1948
Operation Meridian [posthumously]
...
-
...
...
?
-
29.01.1945
HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
Dussek,
Eric Albert
E.A. Dussek
Son of Albert Ernest Horatio Dussek, and Ida Jamesina Justice.
Married ((09?).1939, Bromley district, London) Ivy M. Wynn; ... children (one son?).
11.1911
Bromley district, London
-
Lt. 01.05.1939
Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1947
29.01.1937     enrolled, Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached London Division RNVR)
01.05.1939     joined RNVR (Unattached List)
16.10.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Boadicea (destroyer)
24.09.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Seaborn II (RN base, Halifax, Nova Scotia)
22.01.1941 - (02.)1941 HMS Widgeon  (sloop)
17.04.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Mallard (sloop)
02.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
(04.1946)     RID [?] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dussek,
John Leslie
J.L. Dussek
Son of ... Dussek, and .. Whittingham.
10.05.1920
Lewisham district, Kent
-
10.2005
Kent district, Kent
T/S.Lt.
03.07.1941
T/Lt.
01.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID

22.12.1942

hazardous minesweeping operations Channel 06.42
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS Laguna Belle (paddle minesweeper) *
16.01.1942
-
10.09.1943
First Lieutenant, HM MMS 57 (motor minesweeper) [ from 11.05.1942 HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven)]
11.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 304 (motor minesweeper)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dutton,
John
"Jack"
J. Dutton
Son of ... Dutton, and ... Orritt.
Married ((12?).1936, Southport district, Lancashire) Vera May Easton ((12?).1915 - 08.2000), daughter of ... Easton, and ... Harris; three daughters.
04.09.1912
Southport, Orsmkirk district, Lancashire
-
02.1978
Ord.Sea. 06.1940 [MX68202]
T/S.Lt. (E) 24.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mechanic.
06.1940     joined RNVR
10.05.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Porcupine II (Combined Operations base, Stokes Bay, Portsmouth)
20.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for miscellaneous duties)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
His eldest daughter writes: "Demobbed in Singapore we think 1946-7. We all joined him in Singapore 1947 where he worked for a Johore rubber plantation. During the "uprising" we returned to Southport leaving Dad in Malaya. He went on to work in tin dredging mines in Trengganu then on to Siam as it was then, ending up in Exmouth Gulf Australia in the oil discovery Learmonth, then the Snowy Mountain Scheme. We joined him in 1954 in Perth as "Ten Pound Poms" where he worked until his death in 1978. As executor after my Mums death I discovered photos of naval battles and also a landing map of Normandy. Which leads me to wonder what he was able to accomplish during his naval time. My Mum did tell us he went to Scapa Flow for commando training and she thought he was involved in Dunkirk, but not confirmed. Wounded once in left arm, shrapnel."
Dwyer,
Kenneth McIver
K.M. Dwyer
Son of Henry and Agnes Dwyer. Native of South Africa.
1913 ?
-
27.03.1941
buried at sea
[age 28]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 50, 1]
Prob. T/El.S.Lt.
04.11.1940
T/El.S.Lt.
1941, seniority 04.11.1940
T/El.Lt.
03.1941?
Education: Glenwood High School, Durban
18.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)
1941
-
27.03.1941
HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
[killed while on passage aboard the Anchor Line liner SS Britannia, which was attacked & sunk by the German raider Thor on 25.03.1941; Dwyer was injured and died later of wounds on a life raft] 
Dye,
Douglas Robert
D.R. Dye
22.12.1917
-
T/Paym.S.Lt. 24.07.1941
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 22.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
09.1941 - (12.1942) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (in Admiral's Office of Flag Officer Commanding North Atlantic)
01.01.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, then Taranto) (for base cypher duties)
(04.1944)     HMS Hannibal  (RN base, Taranto) *
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
26.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for duty with Landing Craft Recovery Unit)
(04.1946)     HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dyer,
Arnold Ernest
A.E. Dyer (Photo courtesy of Mr Victor de Bruyne)
Son of Edgar Percy Dyer, and Edith Emily Harding, of Southgate, Middlesex.
01.11.1918 ?
-
13.12.1940
(KIA) [age 22]
[Tripoli War Cemetery, 7.H.22]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 05.08.1940
? - 13.12.1940 pilot, 830 Squadron FAA [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)] (lost on an air attack on Tripoli harbour)

 

Dyson,
John Henry Robinson
D.R. Dye
08.01.1900
-
(06?).1982
Beverley district, East Riding of Yorkshire
T/A/S.Lt. 21.06.1943 (appointment terminated 08.08.1944)
      temporary officer serving under T.124T (Rescue Tugs) Agreement:
21.06.1943 - 05.11.1943 HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich) (for rescue tugs)
06.11.1943 - 26.03.1944 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, NJ, USA) (for rescue tugs)
27.03.1944 - 08.08.1944 HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment) (for rescue tugs)
       


 
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