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1939-1945

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Gadney,
Bernard Cecil
B.C. Gadney B.C. Gadney
B.C. Gadney B.C. Gadney
B.C. Gadney B.C. Gadney
Younger son of Herbert George Gadney (1874-1946), and Beatrice Emma T. "Beta" Adams (1877-1957).
Married (14.01.1939, Surrey Mid Eastern district) Margaret Alice Mary "Kelly" Lilley (1909? - 13.01.1983), earlier married to Pierre Jean Charles Manalt, and only daughter of Wilfred Lilley (?-1923), and Amy Elizabeth White; three sons, one step-daughter.
16.07.1909
Oxford, Oxfordshire
-
15.11.2000
Ipswich
Ord.Sea. 11.10.1943 [JX655054]
T/A/S.Lt. 09.06.1944
T/S.Lt. 09.12.1944 (reld 18.01.1945; medically unfit)
Education: Dragon School; Stowe.
Rugby union footballer who played as a scrum-half for Leicester Tigers, England and the British Lions, 1932-1938. Headmaster of Malsis School, a prep school, 1938-1960.
(06.1944)     took a landing craft across the Channel shortly after D-Day, carrying over armaments and returning with German PoWs
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
Gage,
John Fitzhardinge Berkeley
J.F.B. Gage
Son of Capt. Æella Molyneux Berkeley Gage (1863-1937), and Ethel Marion Lysaght (died 1949).
Married 1st (29.12.1923) Olivia Beth Maclachlan (died 1948), adopted daughter of Brig.Gen. R.G. Maclachlan (divorced 1927).
Married 2nd (31.10.1931) Griselda Margaret Paine (died 1992), daughter of R.Adm. Sir Godfrey Marshall Paine (divorced 1937); one daughter, three sons.
Married 3rd (after 1937) Jenny Elvira (?) (died 1993).
03.06.1901
St George Hanover Square district, London / Middlesex
-
23.06.1967
Gibraltar
Army:
 
2nd Lt.
01.02.1923
26.11.1924, seniority 28.08.1924
Lt.
28.08.1926 (resigned 01.08.1931)
RNVR:
 
Prob. Lt.
01.08.1931
Lt.
31.08.1932, seniority 01.08.1931
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration VD
07.12.1945
?
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
01.02.1923
 
 
commissioned, 15th/19th Hussars
26.11.1924
 
 
transferred, 4th Hussars
01.08.1931
 
 
joined RNVR (Severn Division, later transferred London Division [List II])
21.12.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Sultan II (accounting base, Singapore)
11.12.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton) *
Gain,
Kenneth Elphinstone
K.E. Gain
Son of Arthur Frederick Gain, and Blanche Maud Gain (née ...).
(06?).1897
Hanwell, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
(03?).1961
St Austell district, Cornwall
T/Lt. 03.06.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 16.09.1940?
T/A/Cdr. 01.04.1944? (reld < 04.1946)
08.07.1940 - (09.)1940 HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
16.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
01.07.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Antrim (trawler base, Belfast)
24.01.1942 - (04.)1942 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties at Colombo)
12.04.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for Ceylon Escort Group)
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
01.04.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Caradoc (light cruiser) (as Chief Staff Officer, from early 1945 as Commanding Officer & as Chief Staff Officer to Captain, East Indies Escorts
Galbraith,
George Andrew Bruce
G.A.B. Galbraith
13.11.1923
-
07.1993
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
01.03.1944 (reld 08.05.1946)
04.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty):
(07.1944)


No. 16 RN Beach Signals Section
Galbraith,
Waltter Sloan
G.A.B. Galbraith
Married ((09?).1939, St Germans district, Cornwall) Annie J. Underhill.
10.04.1909
Glasgow, Scotland
-
04.1989
Leicestershire Central district, Leicestershire
T/A/S.Lt. 03.03.1944
T/S.Lt. 03.09.1944 (reld 10.06.1946)
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - & clasp Pacific
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Special Constabulary Long Service Medal SConsLSM - -
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
13.06.1944 - (10.1945) Gunnery Control Officer, HMS Euryalus (cruiser)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Gallegos,
Adrian George Lewis
A.G.L. Gallegos
Son of Don José Gallegos, a Spanish artist established in Rome, and Mme. Constance Louise Gallegos.
Naturalized British citizen, 10.05.1927 (from Spain).
Married Mariana ... (died 1974).
1907
-
1996
Prob. T/S.Lt. 07.06.1940
T/Lt. 07.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 07.1945

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE 15.05.1945 Italian POW escape 09.43-10.44
Worked for Lloyd's.
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
28.11.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
15.09.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Derbyshire (armed merchant cruiser) (for motor torpedo boats) *
      went to Gibraltar as part of Operation Golden Eye
? - 09.1943 No. 1 Special Force (cover name for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) organization concerned with promoting and supporting resistance in Italy, involved with secret flotillas from North Africa)
09.1943 - 10.1944 POW in German captivity (Italy) & escape
19.12.1944 - (01.)1945 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(07.1945)     Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] **
* date of appointment (incorrectly?) given as 15.09.1940
** indexed, but not listed as such
Published: From Capri into oblivion (1960; on the author’s capture and escape during a naval mission to German-occupied Italy, 1943-44); And who are you? (1992; same subject).
Galwey,
Geoffrey Valentine
"Geoff"
G.V. Galwey G.V. Galwey
Married 1st ((09?).1940, Croydon district, Surrey; marriage dissolved 1946) Vera M. "Vee" Miller; one daughter.
Married 2nd ((03?).1951, St Marylebone district, London) Joan Skipsey; one son.

01.05.1912
India
-
17.01.1996
Walberswick, Waveney district, Suffolk
T/S.Lt. 13.03.1941
T/A/Lt. < 12.1941 [acting rank]
T/A/Lt. 13.03.1942 (reld < 04.1946) [appointed rank]
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
03.06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa)
10.03.1942 - (08.)1942 Flag Lieutenant to V.Adm. T.J. Hallett (Vice Admiral Combined Training) [HMS Monck (Combined Operations base, Largs)]
19.12.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
      Combined Operations Pilotage Parties (COPP) Depot (Hayling Island) & COPP1
Advertising copywriter and novelist.
Gardiner,
Ian Gordon
I. Gardiner
Son of ... Gardiner, and ... Lettice.
30.04.1916
Worcester district, Worcestershire
-
06.1990
Bromley district, Kent
T/S.Lt.
14.08.1941
T/Lt.
14.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
07.01.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Lauderdale (destroyer)
(07.1945)


HMS President (Admiralty) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gardiner,
William Charles
W.C. Gardiner
Son of Ch.Eng. William Charles Gardiner, OBE, Merchant Navy.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E) 28.12.1942
T/Lt. (E) 28.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
11.01.1943 - (02.)1943 HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary)
15.02.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base. Kabret, Egypt)
01.03.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(10.1944)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
23.10.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
11.02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Fullarton (landing craft base, Irvine, Ayrshire) (for landing craft duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gardner,
Derek George Montagu
D.G.M. Gardner D.G.M. Gardner
Son of ... Gardner, and ... Johnson.
Married Mary ...; one son, one daughter.

13.02.1914
Gerrards Cross, Eton district, Buckinghamshire
-
11.02.2007
Dorset
Prob. Midsh. 28.08.1934
A/S.Lt. 11.11.1935
S.Lt. 11.11.1936
Lt. 11.11.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944
Lt.Cdr. 11.11.1946 (retd 16.02.1948)
A/Cdr. > 04.1946, < 07.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 06.04.1943 Operation Torch
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration VRD 02.11.1946 -
25.08.1939 - (08.)1941 HMS Proserpine (minesweeping & anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
(10.1941) - (04.1942) no appointment listed
29.05.1942 - 08.11.1942 Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Broke (destroyer) (damaged by shore batteries at Algiers & foundered in tow) (despatches)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
18.02.1943 - (04.)1943 HMS Highlander (destroyer)
(06.1943)     HMS Highlander (destroyer) *
28.06.1943 - (07.)1945 on Administrative Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
10.1945 - (07.)1946 assistant Chief Staff Officer, Ceylon [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
Marine painter.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gardner,
Frank Bernard
"Bonner"
F.B. Gardner (Photo courtesy of Mrs Janet Firth) F.B. Gardner (Photo courtesy of Mrs Janet Firth)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Frank Gardner (1866-1943), and Elizabeth Jane Richardson (1873-1958).
Married (09.1929, Leicester district, Leicestershire) Edna Dale (24.05.1905 - 1972).
12.05.1904
Leicester, Leicestershire
-
07.12.1981
Trinidad, West Indies
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 08.07.1940
T/Lt. (A) 08.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 07.12.1944 (reld 19.04.1946)
Tobacconist. Obtained civil aviator's certificate (No. 16449) on 28.10.1938, taken on a Taylor Cub Continental 40 hp, at the County Flying Club, Rearsby.
(08.1940) - (10.1940) HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh) *
14.10.1940 - (02.)1941 pilot, 758 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
04.02.1941 - (06.)1941 pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
02.06.1941 - (10.1945) HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad):
02.06.1941 - (04.)1944 pilot, 752 Squadron FAA
(06.)1944 - (10.)1944 pilot, 750 Squadron FAA
07.12.1944 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, 793 Squadron FAA
01.08.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, 750 Squadron FAA
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gardner,
Norman Steel
"Norrie"
N.S. Gardner

1917
Chirnside district, Berwick, Scotland
-
T/S.Lt.
06.09.1940
T/Lt.
27.01.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
03.11.1942
attack on 4 trawlers 25.08.42
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
New Year 45
09.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) (for MTBs)
12.05.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 100 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
26.01.1942
-
(08.)1942
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 72 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
01.10.1942
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 32 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
01.08.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 357 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for MTB's and ML's)
(01.1945)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 361 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Garland,
Herbert George
H.G. Garland
Possibly from Newfoundland.
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
19.03.1943
07.1943
-
(04.1944)
HMS Pleiades (trawler base, Scapa Flow) *
(07.1945)


HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) **
* (10.1944) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such
Garner,
Peter Norman
P.N. Garner
09.02.1917
London
-
04.07.1996
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
16.10.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
16.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
(10.1944)


HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
04.1945
-
(07.1945)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Garrett-Cox,
Guy Henry
see: Cox,
Guy Henry Garrett
 
Garrioch,
John Magnus Hurrie
J.M.H. Garrioch
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
From Ireland.
?
-
T/Lt.
26.03.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 02.1941, < 12.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
16.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Trelawney (RN base, Loch Alsh; secret base for minelaying operations known as Port ZA)
05.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
(12.1942)
 
 
Commanding Officer, HM ML 133 (motor launch)
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Medina (training establishment, Puckpool Camp, nr Ryde, Isle of Wight) *
15.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry)
(04.1946)
 
 
no apointment listed
Garthwaite,
[Sir] William Francis Cuthbert;
2nd Baronet

W.F.C. Garthwaite
Only son of Sir William Garthwaite, 1st  Bt, and Francesca Margherita Parfett.
Succeeded father 1956.
Married 1st (1931) Hon. Dorothy Duveen (marriage dissolved 1937) (died 1985), daughter of 1st Baron Duveen.
Married 2nd (1945; marriage dissolved 1952) Patricia Beatrice Eden Neate (17.09.1916 - 09.2002), oldest daughter of Cdr. Charles Eden Neate, RN (1887-1965), and Dorothy Tucker (1889-1971), and widow of Cdr. (E) Barry Warsop Copper Leonard, RN; one son. Patricia Garthwaite remarried (22.10.1953) Samuel Carson Fitzwilliam Allen (1904-1986).
Married 3rd (1957) Patricia Merriel, daughter of Sir Philip d'Ambrumenil;
three sons, one daughter deceased.
03.01.1906
-
15.12.1993
T/Lt. (A) 16.02.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 1942?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 16.09.1941 sinking of Bismarck [investiture 03.11.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 26.05.1942 operations autumn 41 [investiture 03.11.42]
Mention in Despatches MID 20.01.1942 Mediterranean flights
Mention in Despatches MID 29.06.1943 attakcs on enemy shipping
06.01.1941 - (02.)1941 pilot, 812 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN base, Lee-on-Solent)]
(1941)     HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier) (DSC)
26.07.1941 - (08.)1942 pilot, 830 Squadron FAA [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)] (Bar to DSC, despatches)
28.12.1942 - 07.07.1943 Commanding Officer, 841 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN base, Lee-on-Solent)] (despatches)
03.08.1944 - (10.)1944 Chief Flying Master, HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire)
30.10.1944 - (01.1945) HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Rattray, Aberdeenshire)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Gartside,
Vivian Osmond Brook
V.O.B. Gartside
Son of James Gartside, and Martha Brook.
Married; four children

13.07.1917
Huddersfield district, Yorkshire
-
28.11.1987
Brighton district, Sussex
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 16.10.1942
T/Sg.Lt. 1943?, seniority 16.10.1942 (reld 13.05.1946)
... ...
Sg.Capt. RNR 31.12.1966 (retd 31.12.1969)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration VRD 30.05.1960 -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration VRD 01.07.1969 1st clasp

Distinguished Service Medal (Greece), 30.04.1946 (for service at HHMS Adrias)

MRCS, LRCP, DPH, DIH.
17.10.1942     HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham)
11.1942 - 04.1945 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services):
11.1942 - 05.1943 HHMS Adrias (Greek escort destroyer)
07?.1943 - 10.1943 HMS Scarab (river gunboat)
10.1943 - 09.1944 staff doctor at Alexandria
09.1944 - 01.1945 Staff Medical Officer, RN Headquarters Greece (Athens)
01.1945 - 04.1945 Base Medical Officer, Piraeus
04.1945     returned to UK via Egypt
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Published: Nile Additional: an account of a few very ordinary adventures of a very ordinary ‘Temporary Surgeon Lieutenant’ in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and being factual rather than imaginative (1947).
Garvey,
Michael N
"Mike"
M.N. Garvey
?
-
T/Midsh.
06.07.1945 (reld 1945/46?)
(04.1946)


HMS Rowena
Gaussen,
Charles Casamaijor Loftus
C.C.L. Gaussen
Son of Cdr. Herbert Ponsonby Tottenham [from 1906 Tottenham-Gaussen] (1871-1956), and ... Gaussen.
Married (20.10.1932) Lady Mary Evelyn Amherst (01.05.1902-16.07.1993), daughter of Hugh Amherst, 4th Earl Amherst of Arracan and Hon. Eleanor Clementina St. Aubyn; three sons.
12.11.1901
Hatfield district, Hertfordshire
-
23.04.1985
(killed in a motor accident)
[cremated, Balmoral Cemetery, SW Victoria, Australia]
T/Lt
23.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
30.03.1941? (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Mention in Despatches MID
31.03.1942
minefield clearance Nore 12.41-01.42
Mention in Despatches MID
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy landings 06.44)
14.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sargasso (danlayer yacht)
(10.1940)
-
(02.1941)
HMS Sargasso (danlayer yacht) *
30.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
[Executive Officer?], HMS Eastbourne (Bangor class minesweeper)
03.1942
-
16.02.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Parrsboro (Bangor class minesweeper)
02.1943
-
22.01.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Onyx (Algerine class minesweeper)
11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) (for disposal)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gay,
David Anthony
D.A. Gay
Son of ... Gay, and ... Smith.
Married Doreen Mary Paterson (1925-); ... children (one son?).
05.12.1922
King's Norton district, Warwickshire
-
?
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
T/Midsh. 05.09.1942
T/A/S.Lt. 05.12.1942
T/S.Lt. 05.06.1943
T/A/Lt. 05.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1942) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(10.1945)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
(04.1946)     HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gazzard,
Kenneth Howard
K.H. Gazzard
Son of ... Gazzard, and ... Wicks.
Married ((09?).1946, Bournemouth district, Dorset) Nancy C. Lawrence; ... children (one son?).
27.04.1924
Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
27.10.2014
T/A/S.Lt. 14.04.1944
T/S.Lt. 14.10.1944 (reld 21.08.1946)
29.05.1944 - (04.)1946 HM LST 303 (landing ship, tank)
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached Humber Division RNVR)
His son writes: "He was at Sword Beach with LST 303 on D-Day and has many photos of the experience as he saw active service with the boat in Malaya, Japan and Australia"
Gee,
Arthur Edwin
A.E. Gee (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide) A.E. Gee (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide)
A.E. Gee (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide)

29.01.1904 ?
Leicester district, Leicestershire ?
-
(03?).1981 ?
Leicestershire Central district ?
HKRNVR:
 
T/A/S.Lt. 
24.01.1941
Army:
 
2nd Lt.
09.06.1942 [246469] (reld 18.10.1942)
RNVR:
 
T/S.Lt.
18.10.1942, seniority 16.06.1941
T/A/Lt.
07.06.1942
T/Lt.
18.11.1944, seniority 07.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
1941?


commissioned, Hong Kong RNVR
(1941)


First Lieutenant, HM MTB 07 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)]
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (escaped) *
09.06.1942
-
18.10.1942
commissioned, General List (British Army) [emergency commission]
18.10.1942


commissioned, RNVR
24.07.1944
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HM ML 237 (motor launch)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gemmell,
Kenneth
"Ken"
K, Gemmell
From Bridlington.
25.07.1908
Hull district, Yorkshire
-
(12?).1975
Hull district, Humberside
T/Lt.
01.12.1939
1941?, seniority 05.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 10.1943, < 12.1943
T/A/Cdr.
> 07.1945, < 04.1946 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
19.09.1944
coastal forces actions 06.44 [investiture 12.12.44]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
04.05.1943
action with enemy convoy 09.03.43 [investiture 09.05.44]
21.11.1938
 
 
joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached Tyne Division RNVR)
01.03.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Craig (auxiliary tug)
18.08.1941
-
(08.)1942
HMS Forte IV (Coastal Forces base, Falmouth) (for motor launches)
22.09.1942
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 624 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS St Christopger (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)]
10.06.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 687 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 34th MTB Flotilla
(1944?)


Senior Officer, 58th MTB Flotilla (?)
11.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
(07.1945)


HMS Nelson (battleship) *
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gems,
Julius Norman
"Robin"
J.N. Gems
Son of Julius Albert Gems (1882-), and Dorothy Evelyn Dodds.
Married ((12?).1939, Surrey South Western district) Olive E. Dewhurst; ... children (one daughter, one son?).
19.06.1915
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
01.1996
Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
Prob. T/S.Lt. 08.03.1940
T/A/Lt. 08.03.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
17.04.1940 - 30.07.1940 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(05.1940)     2 Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion ... (Boulogne)
31.07.1940 - (12.1943) HMS President III (accounting base for personnel allocated to Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS))
(02.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
17.02.1945 - (04.1946) HMS President III (accounting base for personnel allocated to Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS))
Published: The story of Malden Golf Club, 1893-1990 (1990).
Gentle,
Charles James
C.J. Gentle (Photo courtesy of Robin Fowler)
Son of ... Gentle, and ... Bettles.
23.12.1915
St Neots district, Cambridgeshire
-
09.1995
Huntingdon district, Huntingdonshire
T/S.Lt. (E) 07.12.1942
T/A/Lt. (E) > 02.1944, < 04.1944
T/Lt. (E) 07.12.1944 (reld 27.06.1946; medically unfit)
21.12.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary)
18.03.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing craft, infantry) *
(1944/45?)     Flotilla Engineer Officer, 104th LCT Flotilla [landing craft, tank]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* In name index of Navy List from June 1944 shown as: HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
Genzel,
Derek Gordon
D.G. Genzel
Son of ... Genzel, and ... Swan.
Married ((06?).1957, Surrey North Western district) Sylvia M. Stracey Cheel.
24.02.1923
Hendon district, Oxfordshire
-
05.2005
Colchester district, Essex
T/A/S.Lt. 19.11.1943
T/S.Lt. 19.05.1944
Lt. 04.09.1955
Lt.Cdr. RNR 04.09.1963
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 26.03.1968 -
Chartered surveyor.
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
25.02.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto) (additional; for miscellaneous services)
(07.1945)     HMS Ruskholm *
01.1946 - (04.1946) HM BYMS 2024 (British Yard minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gerrard,
[His Honour] Basil Harding
B.H. Gerrard (© Photo: Peter Scott, "The battle of the narrow seas")
Son of late Lawrence Allen Gerrard and Mary (née Harding).
Married Sheila Mary Patricia (née Coggins), widow of Walter Dring, DSO, DFC (killed in action, 1945); one son, two daughters and one step daughter.
10.07.1919
Salford district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire
-
29.06.1994
MacClesfield, Cheshire
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
10.07.1944 (reld 1946)
Education: Bryanston School; Caius College, Cambridge (BA)
1940
-
1946
Royal Navy:
24.08.1942 - (06.1943) First Lieutenant & Navigating Officer, HM MTB 32 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
08.1943
-
(12.1943)
[First Lieutenant? / Commanding Officer ?], HM MTB 234 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Called to Bar, Gray's Inn, 1947; Recorder of Barrow-in-Furness, 1969-70. A Circuit Judge (formerly a Judge of County Courts), 1970-82. Member, Parole Board for England and Wales, 1974-76. Chairman, Selcare Trust, 1971-78, Vice President, 1978-; a Chairman, Residential Home Tribunal, 1985-1994.
Gibb,
Michael Squarey
M.S. Gibb
Son of ... Gibb, and ... Carver.
Married 1st ((09?).1946, Hendon district, Middlesex) Eleanor J. Dyson; ... children (one daughter?).
Married 2nd ((12?).1972, Havering district, London) Wendy A. Lightbody.
17.03.1921
Hexham district, Cumberland
-
05.1994
Droxford district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. (E) 17.05.1943
T/Lt. (E) 17.06.1945 (reld > 07.1946)
(06.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
16.08.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
03.1945 - 01.1946 HMS Mull of Galloway (escort repair ship)
17.01.1946 - (07.1946) HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)
Founded Gibb Marine, Warsash, Hants, suppliers of yachting tackle.
Gibbens,
Gerald Hartley
G.H. Gibbens (Photo courtesy of Mr Alastair Letty)
18.10.1909
Redhill, Reigate district, Surrey
-
10.1989
Honiton district, Devon
T/Sg.Lt. 06.09.1939
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. ?
Education: St Thomas Hospital; MB, BS Lond 1933; MRCS, LRCP Lond 1932.
... - ... ...
01.1940 - (11.1940) Medical Officer, HMS Broke (Shakespeare class destroyer)
... - ... ...
 
Gibbons,
John Edward
J.E. Gibbons
George Cross Database
26.04.1905
Burnham, Bucks.
-
12.11.1971
Johannesburg, S Africa
Prob. T/S.Lt.
02.02.1940
T/Lt.
?, seniority 02.02.1940
A/T/Lt.Cdr.
(1942)
T/A/Cdr.
(1943)
T/Cdr.
31.01.1945 (reld 1946?)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
04.05.1943
Operation Torch (landings in North Africa 08.11.42)

AM
11.08.1942
for great gallantry in saving life at sea 22.09.41 * [Gibbons declined to exchange his AM for the GC in 1971]
* When a motor launch was mined in the English Channel her Commanding Officer was wounded in the head, and blown into the sea. He was rescued and went at once to save others. He saw a seaman some 100 yards away in the water and swam to him through burning fuel. His gallant action helped to save the man's life.
(04.1940)


HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex) *
(02.1941)


HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) *
?
-
22.09.1941
Commanding Officer, HM ML 144 (motor launch) (mined)
(11.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM ML 469 (motor lanch) (for flotilla duties)
30.10.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta) **
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (04.1946) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Gibney,
John Edward Francis
J.E.F. Gibney
Son of Joseph Gibney (1873-), and Alice May Carroll (1873-).
Married 1st ((12?).1917, Grimsby district, Lincolnshire) Mary Beatrice Good; two sons.
Married 2nd Ivy May Chapman (06.1904 - 23.09.1957), daughter of Ernest John William Chapman (1876-), and Charlotte Harriet Hall (1877-1927); four daughters, one son.
23.04.1893
Seacombe, Wallasey district, Cheshire
-
12.1981
St Germans district, Cornwall
T/Lt.
25.08.1917 (demobilized 1919)
T/Lt.Cdr.
27.11.1939 (reld 1940/41?)



served World War I:
(1918)


HMS President
27.11.1939
-
?
served World War II:
27.11.1939
-
(04.1940)
Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Gibson,
David
D. Gibson
18.09.1919
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
-
18.01.2002
Washington, DC, USA
T/S.Lt. 23.08.1941
T/Lt. 23.02.1944 (reld 1946)
23.08.1941     joined the RNVR (as an American citizen); served at HMS Burnham, HMS Badger, HMS Gardiner, HMS Willowherb, HMS Tyler & HMS Saker
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
09.12.1941 - (10.1943) HMS Burnham (destroyer)
14.01.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Tyler (frigate)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Re-enrolled at Yale (graduated 1947).
Literature: Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Gibson,
Eric William
E.W. Gibson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diane Howell)
Son of William Gibson, and Grace Florence Langham, of Romford.
(09?).1923
West Ham district, London
-
09.01.1944
Anglesey West district
(accident; died on war service) [age 20]
[Hornchurch Cemetery, Essex, sec. A, grave 1583]
T/Midsh. 25.06.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 19.08.1943
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
18.10.1943 - 09.01.1944 HM MTB 707 (motor torpedo boat)
Gibson,
Ernest Edward
E.E. Gibson
1910 ?
-
24.11.1941
[age 31]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 60, column 2]
Prob. T/S.Lt.
02.02.1940
T/Lt.
04.04.1940
?
-
(04.)1940
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
05.10.1940
-
24.11.1941
HMS Dunedin (cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk by U-124 in South Atlantic]
Gibson,
Ivor Robert Deighton
I.R.D. Gibson (Photo courtesy of Mr Pat Gariepy)
Eldest son (with two brothers and one sister) of Ivor Frederic Gibson (1890-1959), and Edith M. Phillips, of Twycross, Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey.
Brother of S.Lt. (S) Richard James Archer Gibson, RNVR, and Lt. John David Gibson, RNVR.

Married (29.03.1947, Holy Trinity, Brompton, Kensington district, London) Joan Mollie Whittall, only daughter of Mr & Mrs R.H. Whittall, of London SW7; ... children (two daughters, one son?).
23.12.1919
Woodlands Cottage, Barnt Green, Bromsgrove district, Worcestershire
-
30.12.1996
Coxhill Manor, Chobham, North Surrey district, Surrey
T/A/S.Lt. 27.06.1940
T/S.Lt. 23.12.1940
T/Lt. 23.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp North Africa 42-43
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
RNVR Long Service & Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 30.12.1946 -
16.07.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) (additional; for various services)
(04.1941) - (06.1941) HMS Georges Levedier (examination service vessel) *
(08.1941) - (04.1942) HMS Watchman (destroyer) *
09.05.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Vansittart (destroyer)
25.04.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Tetcott (destroyer)
10.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Carysfort (destroyer) *
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
Underwriter at Lloyd's from 1951. Member of Woking Urban District Council in Surrey, 1963 (Chairman, 1967-68).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gibson,
James Toyne
J.T. Gibson
Son of ... Gibson, and ... Butterfield.
09.11.1913
Oldham, Lancashire
-
(09?).1974
Newton Abbot district, Devon
T/A/S.Lt. 02.04.1943
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(06.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
As the Navy List shows no appointments, family stories sketch this image: "James Gibson joined the RNVR as a rating and served with LCT (Landing Craft Tank). He was in a disastrous Russian convey in which only 5 ships survived. At some stage, he was taken off a ship while it was in the Mediterranean on its way to Malta, to return to the UK to receive his commission (Sub Lieutenant). Shortly after he was taken off, his ship was sunk with all hands. After receiving his commission, he stuck his first command on a sand bank while leaving the Clyde."
Gibson,
John David
J.D. Gibson
Middle son (with two brothers and one sister) of Ivor Frederic Gibson (1890-1959), and Edith M. Phillips, of Twycross, Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey.
Brother of Lt. Ivor Robert Deighton Gibson, RNVR, and S.Lt. (S) Richard James Archer Gibson, RNVR.
Unmarried.
(09?).1921
Guildford district, Surrey
-
1999
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1942
T/A/Lt. 02.04.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
15.11.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Rodney (Nelson class battleship)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
04.03.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Illustrious (Illustrious class aircraft carrier)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
Scholar. Teaching classics.
Gibson,
John Frederic *
J.F. Gibson
Son (with one sister) of Hon. Ernest Victor Gibson (1875-1922), and Caroline de Billier (1875-1951).
Married 1st (18.10.1941, Dunoon district, Argyllshire, Scotland; divorced 1946) Margaret Andrina Booth (11.10.1918 - (09?).1978), daughter of Andrew Booth; one son. Margaret Gibson remarried (1949) Laurence H. Bradshaw.
Married 2nd (17.03.1947, Chelsea district, Middlesex) Lorna Mary Pickering (04.04.1919 - 03.1992), daughter of John Pickering; one son, one daughter.
* Name also found as: Gibson, John Frederick
06.05.1919
Guildford, Surrey
-
29.09.2002
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
T/S.Lt. 10.01.1941
T/Lt. 10.07.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.07.1944 war patrols Far East 01-04.44 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 08.02.1944 war patrol Malacca Straits 11.43
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
06.02.1941 - (12.)1941 HMS White Bear (armed yacht)
(02.1942)     HMS White Bear (armed yacht) *
09.03.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS Ambrose (base for 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee) (for submarines)
09.06.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Cyclops (depot ship for 7th Submarine Flotilla, Rothesay)
28.09.1942 - 01.11.1944 HMS Taurus (T class submarine) (DSC, despatches)
01.11.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
12.04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
John Frederic Gibson spent his early years at sea, sailing around the world in Finnish, four-masted barques and serving as a submarine navigator during World War Two. He turned to writing in the mid-1940s, working in London, England for a literary agency and for Twentieth Century Fox in the company’s European Story Department. His first book – Dark Seas Above (A Submariner’s Notebook) – was published in 1947, followed by Memory Bay, a collection of essays on travel between Lapland and Cape Horn. A move to Cornwall in 1948 served as inspiration for two novels set in that locale – The Bright and The Dark and The Heart of The Street – and a history of the Brocklebank Shipping Company. In 1958 Gibson moved to British Columbia where his experiences working with First Nations peoples for the Department of Social Welfare gave rise to a novel, File on Helen Morgan, and the non-fiction work, A Small & Charming World.
Published
: Dark seas above (1947; reminiscences; reprinted 2000 with subtitle: HM Submarine Taurus); The bright and the dark (1948; novel); The heart of the street (1949; novel); Memory Bay (1950; autobiographical reminiscences); Brocklebanks 1770-1950 (1953; company history); File on Helen Morgan (1968); A small and charming world (1972).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gibson,
Richard James Archer
R.J.A. Gibson (Photo courtesy of Julia Schurer) R.J.A. Gibson (Photo courtesy of Julia Schurer)
R.J.A. Gibson (Photo courtesy of Julia Schurer)
Youngest son (with two brothers and one sister) of Ivor Frederic Gibson (1890-1959), and Edith M. Phillips, of Twycross, Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey.
Brother of Lt. Ivor Robert Deighton Gibson, RNVR, and Lt. John David Gibson, RNVR.

Married (18.05.1957, Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey) Jean N. Roberts; four daughters.
09.02.1924
Guildford district, Surrey
-
13.08.2015
T/A/Paym.S.Lt. = T/A/S.Lt. (S) 26.07.1944
T/S.Lt. (S) 26.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)     HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) *
26.01.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Hasdrubal (RN base Bizerta & Ferryville and Port Parties from Sousse and Sfax)
(10.1945)     HMS Victory IV (accounting section, Petersfield, later Portsmouth) *
(04.1946)     HMS Goldfinch (RN Air Station, Takali, Malta) *
In 1953 he became a member of Lloyd’s of London (joined his brother Robert working for Willis Faber & Dumas).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gidden,
Ernest Oliver
"Mick"
E.O. Gidden E.O. Gidden
Son of Herbert Oliver Gidden (1871-1930), and Henrietta Violet Howe Edwards (1871-), of Hampstead.
Married ((12?).1940, Gosport district, Hampshire) Mary Daniel, daughter of William Daniel, of Neath; one son.

15.03.1910
Hampstead, London
-
20.12.1961
London
[Golders Green Crematorium, London]
Prob. T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 30.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 08.1942, < 02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
George Cross GC 09.06.1942 mine disposal, Hungerford Bridge, London 17.04.41 [investiture 14.07.42]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 28.09.1943 mine disposal
George Medal GM 14.01.1941 mine disposal, Harlesden, London 09.40 [investiture 17.06.41]
Education: University College School.
1940     joined RNVR
15.11.1940 - (10.1944) Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1945) - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] *
Giffard-Young,
Gordon Arthur James
"Jimmy"
G.A.J. Giffard-Young (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)
Son (with one brother) of Francis Gordon Young (1868-1959), and Elsie Evelyn R. Ray (1871-1957), of Charlwood, Surrey.
Name change to Giffard-Young, 02.07.1931.
Married 1st (02.07.1931, St George's, Hanover Square, London; divorced) Ingaret Stella Giffard (05.02.1902 - 05.1997) (she remarried 13.10.1949 author Sir Laurens van der Post), only daughter of Hardinge Frank Giffard, and Evelyn Alice Chambers (later D'Oyly).
Married 2nd Mary Amy Evelyn Simpson, a Spanish dancer in the entertainment-core during WW2 under the name "Rosarito" (died 11.2007); one son, one daughter.
10.05.1904
Paddington district, London
-
20.08.2000
Reading district, Berkshire
[Charlwood Church Cemetery, Surrey]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 24.11.1939
T/Lt. 22.02.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1944, < 01.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
16.12.1939 - (02.)1940 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
22.02.1940 - (10.)1942 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
17.11.1942 - 03.1944 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) (for Inshore Squadron with 8th Army and on staff of Principal Salvage Officer, Levant [Cdr. W. Rippon, RNVR])
15.03.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto, Italy) (additional; for miscellaneous services)
14.08.1944 - (07.1945) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples)]
Literature: Ingaret Giffard (Lady van der Post), The way things happen (1989; autobiography)
Gilbert,
Arthur Sydney
A.S. Gilbert
Son of Harry Lionel and Ada May Gilbert, of Kingsbury.
1920 ?
-
16.05.1942
(KIA) [age 22]
[Kingsbury (St Andrew) Churchyard, Sec. C. Extn. Grave 214]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
?
-
16.05.1942
755 or 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)] (killed in an air crash, probably at Weymouth)
Gilbey,
Arthur Vivian King
A.V.K. Gilbey
Married Fredericka Cameron ... (18.06.1898 - 04.1997)
02.10.1906
Uxbridge district, Middlesex
-
17.06.1993

Ipswich district, Suffolk
[All Saints Cemetery, Waldingfield, Suffolk]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 13.09.1940
T/Lt. 13.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 08.1943? (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.08.1944 Operation Shingle (landing at Anzio 22.01.44)
(12.1940) - (02.1941) HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) *
28.01.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Spaniard (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(02.1942) - (04.1942) no appointment listed
24.04.1942 - (10.1942) HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton) (for anti-submarine duties at Granton)
(12.1942)     no appointment listed
14.12.1942 - (08.)1943 First Lieutenant, HM LST 35 (landing ship, tank)
08.1943 - 21.02.1945 Commanding Officer, HM LST 415 (landing ship, tank)
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
04.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS) (for miscellaneous duties)
23.09.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Prince Henry (landing ship, infantry (medium))
Established his own green coffee trading company in London. Joined The Geranium Society in the early 1950s and was made a Vice-President in 1967.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gill,
Douglas George
D.G. Gill
1921 ??
-
1992 ??
T/S.Lt.
23.04.1942
T/Lt.
01.09.1944 (reld 1946?)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
19.09.1944
Coastal Forces action 04.07.44
09.1942
-
(02.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 232 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
19.04.1943
-
(06.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 34 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
28.06.1943
-
(10.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 31 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1944)


HM MTB 225 (motor torpedo boat)
20.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 390 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Gill,
Hugh Irwin Goddard

H.I.G. Gill
Son of Irwin Ralph Goddard Gill, and Elizabeth Matilda Jordan.
Married (01.1943, South Africa) Irene Sylvia Yvonne Brickhill (04.11.1916 - 15.12.2004), daughter of Frank Robert Brickhill, and Florence Mary Brickhill.
01.05.1919
Hendon district, Oxfordshire
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 06.08.1940
T/Lt. (A) 06.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
04.09.1940 - (04.)1943 Acting Observer [later Observer], 700 Squadron FAA [HMS Mauritius (Fiji class cruiser)] (lent to HMS Prince of Wales at the time of sinking 10.12.1941)
(06.1943) - (08.1943) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
07.08.1943 - (04.)1945 Naval Officer attached to Naval Store Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
12.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gill,
Maxwell Gordon
M.G. Gill
Married Elizabeth ...; one daughter.

03.10.1895
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
08.12.1975
West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds district, Suffolk (formerly of Whepstead, Bury St Edmunds)
T/Capt. (Sp.Br.)
18.09.1944

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

CBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46 [investiture 29.07.47]
WW I


served Royal Naval Air Service
(10.1944)
-
(04.1946)
Signal Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
(1945/46?)


staff of Vice-Admiral (Q), British Pacific Fleet
Gledhill,
Brian Edward

B.E. Gledhill
Son of Bernard Auty Gledhill, and Edith Blackburn.
03.06.1925
Huddersfield district, West Yorkshire
-
11.2001

Isle of Wight, Hampshire
Seaman
? [C/JX 545163]
T/Midsh.
25.11.1943
T/A/S.Lt.
03.12.1944
T/S.Lt.
03.06.1945 (reld)
25.11.1943
-
(04.1946)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landng craft duty)



served LCTs (landing craft, tank) including D-Day and afterwards, wento to Subi Bay with LCI (landing craft, infantry), and then served with MTBs (motor torpedo boats) in the Channel
Gledhill,
Thomas

T. Gledhill
Married ... Barker; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
?
T/Lt. (E) 02.11.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 07.1946)
Served World War I in Merchant Navy.
(12.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary) *
(04.1943) - (06.1943) Combined Operations Headquarters *
16.06.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, Algeria) (additional; for miscellaneous duties)
26.08.1943 - (04.)1945 Combined Operations Material Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
02.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
[in charge of spares for Pacific Fleet]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Glennie,
Eoin Cameron
E.C. Glennie
13.11.1919
Neilston district, Renfrewshire, Scotland
-
08.1997
North Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
T/S.Lt. 10.07.1941
T/Lt. 10.01.1944 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.11.1944 actions in Channel [investiture 06.03.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 25.07.1944 night action with enemy light forces 11.05.44
Education: Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow.
(08.1941)     no appointment listed
22.09.1941 - (04.)1942 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 60 (motor gun boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
27.04.1942 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 64 (motor gun boat) (6th MGB Flotilla) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
08.1943 - 07.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 128 (motor gun boat), from 27.08.1943 HM MTB 447 (motor torpedo boat) (35th MTB Flotilla) [from 24.01.1944 shown under HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) "for miscellaneous services"]
(10.1944)     HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
28.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Glover,
Frank Adkins
"Harry"
F.A. Glover (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy Crofts) F.A. Glover (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy Crofts)
Son (with one sister and two brothers) of ... Glover, and Sarah Elizabeth Glover.
05.12.1900
King's Norton district, Worcestershire
-
19.12.1954
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Prob. T/S.Lt. 08.11.1940
T/A.Lt. 08.02.1941
T/Lt. 10.03.1942, seniority 08.02.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
08.11.1940 - 30.12.1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex) (additional; for training)
30.12.1940 - 06.01.1941 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Whale Island, Portsmouth) (additional; for minesweeping course)
06.01.1941 - 24.02.1941 HMS Lochinvar (minesweeper base, Port Edgar) (additional; for minesweeper training)
14.01.1941 - 25.01.1941 hospital & sick leave due to bronchitis pharyngitis
24.02.1941 - 25.02.1941 HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith and Granton) (additional; for training)
25.02.1941 - 12.10.1942 HMS Fluellen (minesweeping trawler) (from 10.03.1942 as First Lieutenant) [tender to HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull), from 10.03.1942 to HMS Paris (independent base for small craft, Plymouth)]
08.06.1942 - 05.10.1942 hospital & recovery due to injury to right foot
12.10.1942 - 12.1943 HMS Bute (minesweeping trawler) (as First Lieutenant) [tender to HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland)]
07.01.1944 - 03.08.1944 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (not to join; for full pay sick leave due to broken leg; admitted RN Hospital Kilmacoln)
03.08.1944 - 30.08.1944 HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown) (additional)
30.08.1944 - (07.)1945 French Ship La Cordelière (torpedo boat) (as First Lieutenant) [tender to HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown)]
26.02.1945 - 08.03.1945 hospital due to enteritis
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Glover,
Frederick Leonard
F.L. Glover (Photo courtesy of Mr Frederick St George Flagg Glover)
?
-
T/S.Lt. 1942?
T/Lt. 14.11.1942
Mention in Despatches MID 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
      was on an escort for at least one of the Archangel/Murmansk convoys; also served coastal defence in the Hebrides
(06.1944)     HM LCT 968 (landing craft, tank) (despatches)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Glover,
Joseph Kenneth
J.K. Glover
28.04.1915
-
07.2000
Cardiff, Glamorgan
T/Lt.
13.11.1942 (reld 24.04.1946)
(1942)


HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)
14.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1234 (harbour defence motor launch)
Glynn,
Maurice Mark
M.M. Glynn
(04?).1915
Castle Ward district, Northumberland
-

07.1962 still alive
[possibly died before 08.1973]
T/S.Lt. (E)
29.07.1940
T/Lt. (E)
29.07.1941
Lt. (E) RNR
31.01.1952, seniority 15.06.1948
Lt.Cdr. (E) RNR
22.05.1953, seniority 05.06.1952 (retd 31.12.1959)
?
-
21.06.1940
HMS Cape Howe (special service vessel) (sunk)
?
-
(02.1941)
HMS Mammouth (rescue tug) *
03.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Astraea (RN base, Lagos, Nigeria)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
31.01.1952


transferred to Permanent RNR
Goble,
John Frederick

J.F. Goble
Son of John F. Goble, and Louisa Woolgar.
(06?).1925
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
T/A/S.Lt.
01.10.1944
T/S.Lt.
01.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946) HMS Stevenstone (destroyer) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Goddard,
Frederick Maurice John
F.M.J. Goddard
Son of ... Goddard, and ... Oliver.
(12?).1921
Winchester district, Hampshire
-

02.05.1943
(DOW) [age 21]
T/S.Lt.
?

-
01.05.1943
First Lieutenant, HM MGB 630 (motor gun boat) [HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)]
Goddard,
Noel Ernest
N.E. Goddard (© Imperial War Museum (A 9050))
Married ((03?).1948, Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire) Diana B. Blizard (née Edge).
19.12.1901
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

-
30.08.1962
Mombasa, Kenya
T/S.Lt. (A) 19.09.1939
T/Lt. (A) 16.02.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 1941? (reld < 04.1946)
T/A/Cdr. (A) 06.07.1943-31.03.1945

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 16.09.1941 sinking of the Bismarck [investiture 21.10.41]
Café proprietor. Gained aviator's licence No. 13905 taken on a D.H. Moth, Gipsy I, 85 h.p. at the Cotswold Areo Club, 10.06.1936.
(04.1940)     Fleet Air Arm
10.09.1940 - (12.1941) 771 Squadron FAA [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkneys)]
10.09.1940 - (02.)1941 pilot
1941 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer *
06.07.1943 - 31.03.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Robin (RN Air Station, Grimsetter, Kirkwall, Orkneys)
18.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Gosling (new entry training establishment, Risley, nr Warrington, Lancashire)
* When Bismarck & Prinz Eugen appeared in Norway, the Officer in Command of HMS Sparrowhawk (RNAS Hatston), Captain Henry Lockhart St. John Fancourt, RN made efforts to attack the German warships should she attempt to break put. However, the Albacore TSRs transferred to his station did not have the range to reach Bergen and attack - they'd have to catch them at sea after leaving. When the RAF was unable to get aircraft over Bergen in the prevailing weather, he volunteered put together a crew and make the attempt in the stations fast, multi-engine Maryland, AR720 (W). The plane was nominally assigned to 771 Squadron, FAA, the station's fleet requirements unit. He had little problem finding a pilot - the Officer Commanding 771 Squadron, Temporary Lieutenant (A) Noel Ernest Goddard, RNVR insisted he be allowed to make the effort with a volunteer crew. Not to be outdone, both rating members of his regular crew, Acting Leading Airman John Walker Armstrong, SFx.900 (TAG-WO) and Leading Airman J. D. Milne (TAG-AG) claimed their right to go. The mission needed a top notch navigator, and Commander Geoffrey Alexander Rotherham, OBE, RN, the Station's executive officer, a highly experienced observer, volunteered to lead the flight. The mission (22nd May 1941), flown at low altitude in IRF (Instrument Flight Rules) conditions, was flown exactly as laid out with Rotherham making a perfect landfall and they penetrated the fjord and established that the two German warships had sailed. Armstrong sent Morse signals to Coastal Command but no receipt was returned. Rotherham had Armstrong break into the target tow frequency and signal the word directly to the station. Not relying only on this (though Admiral Tovey did get the word), he had Goddard fly directly to Sumburgh, Hatston's advanced airfield, where the torpedo armed Albacores were waiting to depart on their strike. The torpedo strike never came off as the search effort did not sight the German warships. However, acting on Rotherham's message, Tovey sailed with the Home Fleet and, as we all know, eventually cornered and sank Bismarck after the FAA aircrew of HMS Ark Royal's TSR Squadrons crippled the ship with a virtual last chance strike in abysmal weather. The 16 September 1941 edition of the London Gazette noted the awarding of many honours for those involved in the destruction of Bismarck. Included were three of the Maryland's aircrew. Rotherham was awarded the DSO, Goddard was awarded the DSC, and Armstrong the DSM.
Godfrey,
Alan John
"Duke"
A.J. Godfrey (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Carter)
06.10.1922 ?
Chertsey district, Surrey ?
-
10.1986 ?
Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire ?
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
30.04.1943
T/Lt.
01.01.1945
Mention in Despatches MID
07.11.1944
Operation Brassard (landings on Elba, 17.06.44) *
* At about 0100 on 17 June 1944, HDML 1301 in which he was First Lt., had a close engagement with a German F-Lighter off the coast of Elba. He was wounded many times by shrapnel in the chest and back, and in spite of this he went aft to superintend the making of smoke. By doing so, he set a fine example to those around him, many of whom were wounded.
30.04.1943
-
(06.)1944
First Lieutenant, HM ML [from early 1944: HDML] 1301 ([harbour defence] motor launch)
18.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
10.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (for staff duties)
Godfrey,
Harold Frederick
H.F. Godfrey
04.08.1903
London
-

03.1989
Sutton district, Surrey
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 04.01.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 04.07.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

* Special Branch Officer who is employed on staff, etc., duties ashore, and has not received any training of an executive nature, but has undergone a short course at the RN College, Greenwich

26.02.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan) (for duty at Stranraer) (for controlled minefield duties)
(07.)1945 - (04.)1946 Sea Cadet Corps
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached London Division RNVR)
Godwin,
John
J. Godwin
Son of Charles Algernon and Eva Mary Godwin, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

13.12.1919
Buenos Aires, Argentina
-
02.02.1945
(murdered by SS) [age 25]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 93]
T/S.Lt. 26.03.1942
T/Lt. 01.06.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 06.10.1945 For great gallantry and inspiring example whilst a prisoner of war in German hands in Norway and afterwards at Sachsenhausen, near Oranienburg, Germany, 1942-1945 [posthumously]
(06.1942) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
? - 15.05.1943 No. 14 (Arctic) Commando: Operation Checkmate, a raid on Axis shipping in the harbour at Kopervik, Norway (captured)
15.05.1943 - 02.02.1945 POW in German captivity (executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp)
11.09.1943 - 02.02.1945 on the books of HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
[according to his CWGC headstone: HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary)]
Literature: Kenneth Macksey, Godwin's saga : a Commando epic (1987).
Goldberg,
John Leslie
J.L. Goldberg

personal narrative & photos


18.12.1924
Bootle, Liverpool
-

12.2005 still alive at Chester
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
05.1945
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
20.06.1945 (reld. 04.01.1947)
Education: King George V School, Southport, Lancs (1934-1942); science student studying Radio at Liverpool University (09.1942-03.1944 & 01.1947-06.1947; BSc (Physics))
04.1944

04.1944
06.1945
-



10.1945



Admiralty Signal Establishment, Haslemere, Surrey [HMS Mercury II]
Temporary Experimental Assistant, grade 3 (civ. rank)
Temporary Experimental Officer (civ. rank)
10.1945
-
12.1945
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) for Anderson Wireless Telegraphy (W/T) Station [officially listed as from 05.1945]
12.1945
-
01.1947
HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) for RN Wireless Station, Suara
BICC Ltd, Electrical Cable Makers, Merseyside, 09.1947 to 1984 (retirement).
Goldman,
Henry Leslie
H.L. Goldman (Photo courtesy of Mrs Gina Goldman)
Son of William Goldman, and Dorothy Gratwicke.
Husband of Mary Maud Grace Goldman, of Palmer's Green, Middlesex; one son.
(09?).1915
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
19.08.1942
[age 27]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 71, column 1]
T/S.Lt.
?
?
-
19.08.1942
HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary) (for landing craft duties?) (killed in action during the raid at Dieppe)
Gooch,
Graham Brebner
G.B. Gooch
Only son of Ernest J. Gooch, and Minnie Hawley, of Lambeth, later of New Malden, Surrey.
Married (20.09.1947, New Malden, Surrey) Elaine Louise Powell, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs C.W.R. Powell, of Mosman, NSW, Australia.
(06?).1926
Lambeth district, London / Surrey
-
03.2012 still alive at Sarasota, Florida, USA
T/Midsh. (Sp.Br.) 04.08.1944
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1945?, seniority 04.08.1944
1944 - 1944 training, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
1944 - 1945? Officer of Watch, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
1945? - 1945 HMS Arbiter (escort carrier) (training at Portsmouth, then Belfast, then at sea throughout Fleet train to various ports including Manus and Hongkong before being put ashore in Sydney) *
19.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Vengeance (aircraft carrier) (temporary duty as aircraft armaments officer) [returned to UK late 1946 aboard HMS Swiftsure]
* In Navy Lists of Oct 1944, Jan 1945 & Jul 1945 shown without appointment.
Good,
Patrick John
P.J. Good
Son of Henry William and Helen Margaret Good, of Scalby, Scarborough, Yorkshire.
(03?).1921
Scarborough district, Yorkshire
-
08.02.1943
(KIA) [age 22]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 73, column 3]
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 08.01.1942
13.04.1942 - 08.02.1943 HMS Bredon (armed trawler) (sunk by U-boat in north Atlantic)
Goodchild,
Frederick Stanley Vivian
F.S.V. Goodchild (Photo courtesy of Mrs Daphne C. Falcus)
Married (at Hamble, Hampshire) Dorothy (née ...); two sons, four daughters.
14.06.1907
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
02.01.1994

Harlow district, Essex / Middlesex
T/Eng.
? [LT/KX 110683]
T/S.Lt. (E)
01.03.1943
T/Lt. (E)
01.05.1944 (dispersal 08.04.1946) (reld 08.06.1946)
01.03.1943
-
14.03.1943
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for divisional course)
15.03.1943
-
29.08.1944
HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary) (additional), from 05.1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (additional) [initially 1 week training at HMS Northney (training establishment for landing craft, Hayling Island]
30.08.1944
-
31.05.1945
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (additional for landing craft duty; for duty as Engineer Officer with Receipt & Despatch Staff No. 25 (vice T/Lt. (E) D.A. Tipper RNVR))
01.06.1945
-
28.11.1945
HMS Tengra (Combined Operations base, Mandapam, India) (additional; for LCBM duty with Landing Craft Receipt & Despatch Unit 25 as Engineer Officer)
29.11.1945
-
28.02.1946
HMS Victory IV (accounting section, Portsmouth) (additional; for full pay shore leave)
18.03.1946


HMS Victory IV (accounting section, Portsmouth) (additional; for dispersal [not to join])
(05.1949)
-
14.06.1962
Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [age limit]
Post-war a sales executive.
Goode,
John Howard
J.H. Goode
Son of John A. Goode, and Kate M. Hearn.
Married (08.12.1956, St Bartholomew-the-Less, London) Dr. Inez Mary Patricia Smeed, of Hove, Sussex; three daughters.
Residence: (1959) Oaklands, North Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey.
20.01.1913
Lambeth district, London
-
03.01.1989

Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 15.08.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 15.08.1945
Education: Oxford (physics); St Bartholomew's Hospital, London (MB, BS Lond (1953); MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond (1952); DObst RCOG (1954)).
      Special Branch officer employed on scientific duties:
15.03.1943 - (04.1946) Department of the Director of Unexploded Bombs, renamed medio 1941/42: Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, redesignated medio 1944: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining, redesignated 01.02.1946: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons, Admitalty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Fellow Royal Society of Arts. Late House Surgeon Midmay Mission Hospital London. Reserve Medical Officer Children's Hospital Sydenham. Reserve Anaesthetic St Bartholomew's Hospital London.
Published: Mucus extractor for newborn. In: British Medical Journal (1952).
Goodeve,
[Sir] Charles Frederick
C.F. Goodeve C.F. Goodeve
C.F. Goodeve C.F. Goodeve
Son of Canon F.W. Goodeve, Winnipeg, Canada.
Married (1932) Janet I. Wallace, PhD; two sons.

biographical memoirs (by F.D. Richardson)

biographical sketch at the Naval Museum of Manitoba

private papers

21.02.1904
Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada
-
07.04.1980
Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead
Lt.
10.05.1928
Lt.Cdr.
10.05.1936
A/Cdr.
< 02.1941
Cdr.
30.06.1942 (retd 30.06.1950)
Knight Bachelor Kt
01.01.1946
New Year 46 [Knighted 12.03.46]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1941
New Year 41 [investiture 25.02.41]
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration VD
18.02.1944
?
Education: MSc (University of Manitoba); DSc (University College, London)
06.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
Staff Technical Advisory Officer, HMS Vernon II (trawler base, Portsmouth)
20.06.1940
-
10.1942
Deputy Director, Department of the Inspector of Anti-Aircraft Weapons and Devices [mid-1941 renamed: Department of Miscellaneous Weapon Development, Admiralty] [HMS President]
10.1942
-
1945
Assistant and later Deputy Controller (Research & Development), Admiralty [in civil capacity, dropping naval rank]
FRS (1940); FRIC, FIM; FCIT.
Assistant Lecturer, Univ. of Manitoba; 1851 Exhibition Scholar, 1927; Lecturer and later Reader in Physical Chemistry, University College, London, Fellow, UCL, 1946; Director, BISRA, The Inter-Group Laboratories of the British Steel Corporation, formerly British Iron and Steel Research Assoc., 1945-1969. Director: ICFC, 1965-1974; Technical Develt Capital Ltd, 1966-1974; National Indust. Fuel Efficiency Service, 1968-1972. President, Faraday Society, 1950-1952; Chairman, Operational Research Club, 1947-1951; Vice-President, Parliamentary and Scientific Cttee, 1950-1962; Member, Lord President's Advisory Council on Scientific Policy, 1953-1956; President Chemical Section, British Association, 1956; Master, Worshipful Company of Salters, 1958-1959; President, Iron and Steel Inst., 1961-1962; a Vice-President, Royal Society, 1968-1970. Scientific Adviser, British Transport Commission, 1948-1958. Governor, Imperial College, London, 1961-1973; Fellow, 1967-. Member, Council of Tavistock Inst. of Human Relations; Vice-Chm., Orgn for Promoting the Understanding of Society, 1975-. Fellow, Metallurgical Soc. AIME, 1967. Hon. DSc: Manitoba, 1946; Sheffield, 1956; Birmingham, 1962; Newcastle­upon­Tyne, 1970; Salford, 1974. US Medal of Freedom with Silver Palm; Bessemer Gold Medallist, 1962; Carl Lueg Gold Medallist, 1962; Silver Medal, Operational Research Soc., 1964. Consultant, British Steel Corporation, since 1969; Director, London & Scandinavian Metallurgical Co. Ltd, since 1971.
Published: (part author) Iron and Steel Productivity Report; numerous articles in scientific journals.
Goodfellow,
Francis Truman
F.T. Goodfellow
Son of Francis William Goodfellow, and Mabel Violet Nightingale.
Married ((06?).1941, Bournemouth district, Dorset) Doris G. Lunn.
08.10.1913
Poole, Dorset
-
14.03.1994
Southampton district, Hampshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 24.03.1941
T/Lt. 24.03.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 04.1946

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.11.1944 various actions covering 2 years [investiture 01.05.45]
Ridder, Militaire Willemsorde (The Netherlands) MWO 04.06.1942 despite great risk of life, completed secret missions, which could have been of great importance to the Kingdom of the Netherlands [Dutch Royal Decree of 20.05.42]
21.07.1941 - (12.1941) HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
1942?     HM MGB 320 (motor gun boat) (Dutch Military Order of William)
10.07.1942 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 71 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
21.06.1943 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 685 (motor torpedo boat)
09.1943 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 702 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Marshal Soult *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Goodfellow,
Norman
N. Goodfellow
?
-
12.2006 still alive
Prob. T/Midsh. (A) 26.08.1940
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 17.02.1941
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/Lt. (A) 17.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.08.1945
air attacks Japan summer 45
21.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station Hatston, Orkney)]
14.04.1941
-
11.05.1942
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)]
12.05.1942
-
26.10.1942
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, later HMS Dasher (escort carrier)]
27.10.1942
-
(02.1943)
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, later HMS Dasher (escort carrier)]
07.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 880 Squadron FAA
Goodman,
Emile William
E.W. Goodman
Residence: (1945) Camberley, Surrey.
05.01.1911
-
09.1994
Bath district, Somerset
... ...
T/El.Lt. 14.08.1940
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945
Pre-war senior engineer, ASEA Electric Ltd.
      on staff of ASDG; degaussing ports in Africa & Europe (power engineering specialising in transformers, switchgear, etc.)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Squid (Combined Operations base, Southampton)
Goodman,
George Herbert
G.H. Goodman G.H. Goodman
25.11.1900
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
-
31.05.1945
(KIA) [age 44]
[The Hague (Westduin) Cemetery, The Netherlands]
T/Lt. 21.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 04.1943, < 08.1943
George Cross GC 15.09.1942 mine disposal 15.01.42 [investiture 01.02.44]

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE 02.09.1941 mine disposal [investiture 01.02.44]
22.11.1939 - (10.1940) Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
(02.1941) - (04.1941) Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth) *
01.05.1941 - (04.)1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) (additional; for various services)
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
23.11.1943 - 31.05.1945 Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gordon,
[Sir] Charles Addison Somerville Snowden
C.A.S.S. Gordon
Son of Charles Gordon Snowden Gordon, TD (1886-1961), barrister, of Liverpool, and Enid Addison Somerville, of Emberton and Wimbledon.
Married (12.06.1943, Dewsbury district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Janet Margaret "Jane" Beattie, WRNS (06.05.1920 - 01.1995), daughter of Mr & Mrs Douglas Porteous Beattie, of Dewsbury, Yorkshire; one son, one daughter.

25.07.1918
Toxteth Park district, Lancashire
-
01.03.2009
Barnes, London SW13
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 03.02.1941
T/Lt. (A) 25.07.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 13.06.1981 HM's birthday 81
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 13.06.1970 HM's birthday 70
Education: Winchester College (1931.3-1936.2); Balliol College, Oxford (1936-1939; 2nd Hist., BA 1939, MA 1945).
08.1939     joined RNVR as air gunner
(04.1941)     HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
(06.1941)     no appointment listed
07.07.1941 - 10.10.1941 pilot, 827 Squadron FAA [HMS Victorious (Illustrious class aircraft carrier)]
11.10.1941 - 27.09.1942 pilot, 827 Squadron FAA [HMS Indomitable (Illustrious class aircraft carrier)]
28.09.1942 - (12.1942) pilot, 827 Squadron FAA [HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)]
(02.1943) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
25.07.1943 - (12.1943) RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
10.01.1944 - (06.)1944 Air Gunnery Officer, HMS Battler (Archer class escort carrier)
08.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Garuda (RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Coimbatore, India)
03.1945 - (04.)1945 Air Gunnery Officer, HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
25.06.1945 - (10.1945) pilot, 703 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
Assistant Clerk, House of Commons, 1946. Senior Clerk, 1947, Fourth Clerk at the Table, 1962, Principal Clerk of the Table Office, 1967, Second Clerk Assistant, 1974; Clerk Assistant, 1976; Secretary, Society of Clerks-at-the-Table in Commonwealth Parliaments, and co-Editor of its journal, The Table, 1952–62.
Published: Parliament as an Export (jointly), 1966; Editor, Erskine May's Parliamentary Practice, 20th edn, 1983 (Asst
Editor, 19th edn); contribs to: The Table; The Parliamentarian.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gordon,
Henry Vincent
H.V. Gordon
08.05.1908
Hendon district, Middlesex

-
04.1998
Kidderminster district, Worcestershire
T/S.Lt. 15.12.1939
T/Lt. 15.03.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.05.1943 Operation Torch, operations with U-boats [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 03.03.1942 torpedoing of HMS Cossack 23.10.41
14.01.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
24.09.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Seaborn II (RN base, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
15.01.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Carnation (corvette) (despatches)
09.05.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Lotus (corvette) (DSC)
30.03.1943 - 20.10.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Anchusa (corvette)
02.11.1943 - 12.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Hadleigh Castle (corvette)
01.10.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Squid (Combined Operations base, Southampton)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Gore,
Denis Stephen
D.S. Gore
14.09.1923
-
18.11.1971
Bangkok
T/A/S.Lt.
10.01.1941
T/S.Lt.
14.09.1941
T/Lt.
10.07.1943
Mention in Despatches MID
05.08.1941
sinking U-110
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
(1941)


HMS Aubrietia (corvette)
19.10.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Safeguard (anti-aircraft guard base, Calmore, Southampton)
08.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM CT 13 (controlled target)
12.07.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for bookwriting duties)
Gorman,
Bernard Norbert
"Ben"
B.N. Gorman
Son (with three borthers and four sisters) of Bernard Michael Patrick Gorman (1889-1952), and Catherine Elizabeth Gamble (1883-1959).
Married ((12?).1943, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Joan S. Murray; four daughters.
26.06.1917
Llanhilleth / Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
-
1968
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
30.10.1943 (reld 20.03.1946)
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
BNLO French ships 08.43-08.1945
(10.1944)


HMS Ambrose (9th Submarine Flotilla base, Dundee) *
08.1943
-
?
British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Junion"
?
-
08.1945
British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Morse"
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gotelee,
Allan Arthur
A.A. Gotelee
26.05.1908
Ipswich, Suffolk
-
12.01.1981
Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk
T/Lt.
?
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?
T/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
?
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1959
New Year 59: Suffolk & Essex Sea Cadet Corps [investiture 10.03.59]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
15.09.1942
damaged action Channel 20.07.42 [investiture 25.05.43]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
19.06.1945
actions E-boats [mgt sm?] 02-04.45 [award posted]
(07.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM MGB 601 (motor gun boat)
01.1945
-
(04.1945)
HMS Retalick
Gough,
Charles Cameron
C.C. Gough
Son of ... Gough, and ... Hood.
Married Jeanne (née ...); ... children.
(06?).1923
Calne district, Wiltshire
-
28.05.2009
Torbay Hospital
[aged 86]
T/S.Lt. 27.08.1943
T/Lt. 01.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 20.06.1944 action 26.02.44 [investiture 12.12.44]
Education: Marlborough College (1936-1941).
(02.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 431 (motor torpedo boat)
(06.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 416 (motor torpedo boat)
14.09.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
27.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gould,
Eric Alfred Edward
E.A.E. Gould (Photo courtesy of Mr David Gould)
Son of ... Gould, and ... Wright.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
04.12.1916
Staines district, Middlesex
-
03.05.2007
T/A/S.Lt. 11.02.1944
T/S.Lt. 11.08.1944 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Police officer.
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
09.07.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Pique (Catherine class minesweeper)
Gould,
Ralph Graham
R.G. Gould R.G. Gould
Son (with one brother) of Charles Albert Gould (1867-1917), and Mathilde Anna Kern (1872-1956),
Married 1st ((06?).1931, Kingston district, Surrey) Helene Beatrice Hanson (13.08.1905 - 10.09.1984), daughter (with two brothers and two sisters) of John Richard Hanson (1873-1952), and Beatrice Martha Heald (1880-1965); one son.
Married 2nd (1952, Colchester district, Essex) Kathleen M. Smerdon.
Residence: (1944) Barnstaple.
10.06.1907
Herne Hill, Southwark, Greater London
-
03.05.1990
Penzance, Cornwall
T/S.Lt. 24.01.1941
T/Lt. 24.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 05.11.1945? (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 1945 [shown as HMCS Stadacona]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1944 action Keliba & Cap Bon 27.04.1943
14.02.1941 - (10.)1943 HMS Salterelo (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
19.11.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Wellard (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
17.03.1943 - (02.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Scottish (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (despatches)
02.1944 - 06.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Ironbound (Isles class trawler) (serving under the Halifax, Nova Scotia Port Defence Command)
08.1945 - (10.)1945 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for disposal)
05.11.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Smilax (modified Flower class corvette)
Gould,
Thomas Peter
T.P. Gould
?
-
Prob. T/El.S.Lt.
03.11.1940
T/El.S.Lt.
1941, seniority 03.11.1940
T/El.Lt.
03.05.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
21.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)
(12.1941)


HMS Torch (RN base, Holyhead) *
(07.1945)


HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) *



probably also served at HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said) & HMS Nelson (battleship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gourgey,
Reginald Elias
"Reggie"
R.E. Gourgey  
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Shaul Sassoon Gourgey (1880-1949), and Hannah [Saul] Nissim (1888-1965), of Bombay, India.
Brother of Paym.S.Lt. Percy Sasson Gourgey, RINVR.

Married 1st ((12?).1946, Kensington district, London) Margaret Agnes Wilson (05.06.1920 - 04.2001); one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1968, Chanctonbury district, Sussex) Suzanne Elizabeth Binnington (12.07.1945 - 10.01.1984), only daughter of the late Lt.Cdr. David Binnington, RN, and Nicky (Mrs.Silvanus) Hanbury Aggs, of Little Thakeham, Sussex; two daughters, one son.

19.12.1914
Bombay, India
-
Prob. T/El.S.Lt. 09.03.1941
T/El.Lt. 09.07.1941
Lt.Cdr. (L) RN 19.12.1946 (retd 19.12.1959)
28.03.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Bluebell (corvette)
09.01.1942 - (04.1943) HMS Torchbearer
24.05.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for various services)
(02.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
(01.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
MIEE, AMIBritIRE.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gradwell,
Leo Joseph Anthony *
L.J.A. Gradwell (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominique Henrard) L.J.A. Gradwell (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominique Henrard)
L.J.A. Gradwell (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominique Henrard)
Oldest son of Joseph Gradwell (1863-), solicitor, and Gertrude Mary Taylor (1871-), late of Liverpool.
Married (16.08.1940, Aberdeen) Jean Ormond Adamson (16.08.1913 - (09?).1979), younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Alexander Adamson, of Laurencekrik, Kincardineshire; two sons, two daughters.

* born as Joseph Leo Anthony, he obviously re-arranged his birth names
28.07.1899
New Brighton, Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
09.11.1969
Torquay, Torbay district, Devon
T/Lt. 20.10.1939
1942/43?, seniority 20.01.1940 (commission terminated 08.12.1945; medically unfit)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 15.09.1942 PQ17 scattered; hid in ice pack & safely brought back ship in company with 3 merchant ships [investiture 23.05.44]
Education: Stonyhurst College; Balliol College, Oxford (1919-1923; Exhibitioner; 3rd Mod. Hist.; Association XI, Hockey XI (winners of Cup)) (BA & MA 1925).
1917 - 1918 served European War as Midshipman RNVR in destroyers (HMS Lochinvar)
Barrister. Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1925. Served Northern Circuit (Liverpool).
1939 - 1945 served at sea in command of anti-submarine vessels in Western Approaches:
11.11.1939 - 24.08.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Aelda (armed yacht)
14.09.1940 - (12.1942) Commanding Officer, HMS Ayrshire (anti-submarine trawler) (Western Approaches & Russia)
25.01.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (for Mobile Training Units) (in lieu of specialist Anti-Submarine Officer)
26.07.1943 - 24.03.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Thirlmere (anti-submarine whaler) (off Iceland)
22.05.1944 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Aletes (armed yacht) (West Indies)
Metropolitan Magistrate Thames Court, 24.07.1950-1961. Metropolitan Magistrate Great Marlborough St Magistrates' Court, 1961-1967. Retired 1967.
Graham,
Eric Leslie
E.L. Graham (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Cheadle)
Son of Tom Grayson Graham, and Sarah Jane (Cissie) Tiffen.
Married (21.06.1937, Wolverhampton district, Staffordshire) Ivy Marjory Gray, of Wolverhampton; one daughter.
30.12.1908
Stafford district, Staffordshire
-
19.08.1942
(KIA) [age 33]
[Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France, plot 12, row E, grave 18] [commemorated at Bilston Town Memorial]
T/S.Lt. 27.12.1940
T/Lt. 27.03.1941
Mention in Despatches MID 02.10.1942 Operation Jubilee (raid on Dieppe 19.08.42) [posthumously]
Education: Wolverhampton Boys Grammar School.
(02.1941) - (04.1941) HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton) *
(06.1941)     HMS Prinses Astrid (landing ship, infantry) *
15.07.1941 - 19.08.1942 HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary)]
? - 19.08.1942 Commanding Officer, HM LCF(L) 2 (landing craft, flak (large)) (despatches)
From the despatch on the Dieppe Raid by the Naval Force Commander Capt. J. Hughes-Hallett dated 30.08.1942, and as published in the London Gazette of 14.08.1947: "The work of L.C.F. (L) 2 (Lieut. E.L. Graham, R.N.V.R.) in supporting the main landing, calls for special mention. This vessel closed in to provide point blank range, and gave most effective support. She was soon disabled, and her captain killed, but her guns were fought until one by one they were put out of action, and the ship herself was finally sunk."
Graham,
John Somerville
J.D. Grainger
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
1914
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 05.02.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 05.02.1943
T/A/Lt. 1943, seniority 05.02.1942 (reld 03.05.1946)

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

(04.1942) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
02.06.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary)
(06.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
11.10.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory)
(02.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Graham,
Malise Angus
M.A. Graham
Son of Sydney Graham, CBE (1879-1966), and Madeline Graham (née Bell), of Itchenor, Sussex.
1919 ?
-
22.01.1943
(KIA] [age 24]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 6]
T/S.Lt. (A)
02.07.1941
Mention in Despatches MID
15.09.1942
Mediterranean air attacks
Worked for Lloyd's.
14.10.1941
-
(08.)1942
pilot, HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
12.1942
-
22.01.1943
pilot, 821 Squadron FAA [HMS St Angelo (for Naval Air Squadrons, Hal Far)]
[killed in action when his Albacore failed to return from a torpedo strike 41 mile from Cape Bon]
Graham,
Robert
R. Graham (Photo courtesy of Patricia Graham)
01.02.1915
-
05.1960
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.03.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.03.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
Was in the Merchant Navy before the war and served on the 'Canton'.
      Special Branch officer serving on scientific duties:
11.10.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Caroline II (trawler base, Belfast)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
21.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Kent (cruiser)
Grain,
Felix William
F.W. Grain (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Gray)
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Henry William Wallis Grain (1870-1963), and Kate Smith (1870-1951).
Married (14.06.1930, Willesden district, Middlesex) Margaret Helena Harvey (20.03.1903 - 01.1993); two daughters.
28.04.1903
Hackney district, London
-
16.06.1997
New Forest district, Hampshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 10.02.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 10.05.1941 (commission terminated 24.09.1945; medically unfit)

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

(03.1941)     no appointment listed
11.03.1941 - (12.)1942 RM Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
12.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed [may have served at Chatham]
Grainger,
John Durbin
J.D. Grainger
20.11.1914
-
05.04.1981
T/A/S.Lt.
(08.1943)
T/S.Lt.
22.07.1943
T/Lt.
01.12.1944
25.05.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS PC 74 (sloop)
(04.1946)


Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Granlund,
Henry Paddison
H.P. Granlund
26.10.1916
-
01.1993
Honiton, Devon
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
26.10.1941

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
03.01.1941
good service minsweeping trawlers
Mention in Despatches MID
20.01.1942
actions against enemy 03.12.41



HMS Brock
(12.1941)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 218 (motor torpedo boat)
Grant,
Douglas Adshead
D.A. Grant
Son of the Rev. & Mrs J. Grant, of Chichester.
Married Margot ...
1913 ?
India
-
28.01.1956
Ashford district, Kent
[age 42]
T/S.Lt. 19.04.1940
T/A/Lt. 19.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 01.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1940) - (02.1941) no appointment listed
02.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Warsash/Hamble, Southampton) [designed the Combined Operations formation badge]
(04.1944) - (01.)1945 Experiments and Developments Branch, Combined Operations Headquarters
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
B.Arch; FRIBA.
Grant,
George Scott
G.S. Grant
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)


HMS Victory (RN base, Protsmouth) *
11.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Grantham,
James
J. Grantham
?
-
Prob. T/Lt.
03.01.1941
T/Lt.
?, seniority 03.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

Ridder, Orde van Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands)

OON
01.06.1943
liaison officer Sumatra
(02.1941)


HMS President (Admiralty) *
(12.1941)


HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) *
(1943?)


British Naval Liaison Officer, Hr.Ms. Sumatra (Dutch light cruiser)
(06.1943?)


British Naval Liaison Officer, Hr.Ms. Johan Maurits van Nassau (Dutch gun boat)
(10.1944)


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
(07.1945)


HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Graves,
John Rochester
J.R. Graves  
Son of Paym.Lt.Cdr. Edward Basil Graves, RNR, and Jessie Marshall, of Wickford, Essex.

(09?).1914
Billericay district, Essex
-
24.05.1941
(MPK) [age 26]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 60, column 3]
T/Paym.S.Lt.
25.08.1939
T/Paym.Lt.
25.08.1940
Mention in Despatches MID
06.01.1942
high fleet operations, especially Norwegian waters
25.08.1939
-
24.05.1941
for duty in office of Rear-Admiral/Vice­Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, aboard:
HMS Hood 01.06.1939 - 11.03.1940
HMS Renown 11.03.1940 - 13.04.1940
HMS Warspite 13.04.1940 - ??.04.1940
HMS Renown ??.04.1940 - 10.08.1940
HMS Hood 10.08.1940 - 24.05.1941
(2nd Battle of Narvik)
[missing, presumed killed when HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic]
Gray,
Alexander Sinclair
A.S. Gray
?
-
Prob. T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 21.06.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1943?, seniority 21.06.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 07.1945, < 04.1946
* Special Branch officer having qualified for, and undertaking general duties of an executive nature on shore
(12.1941) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
15.12.1942 - (06.)1944 Staff Officer (Operations) to Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf [HMS Euphrates (depot ship, Basra, Iraq)]
25.09.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
18.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
Gray,
David Alfred
D.A. Gray
1926 ?
-
 
T/Midsh. 07.04.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 04.03.1945
T/S.Lt. 04.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
24.07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
      served on HM MTB 452 (motor torpedo boat) & HM MTB 453 (motor torpedo boat)
06.1945 - (07.1945) HM ML 226 (motor launch)
(04.1946)     HMS Eskimo (destroyer) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gray,
Donald
D. Gray
Married Mary Muffet; two sons, two daughters.
Formerly of Shawford and Chagford.
02.10.1919
Bolton, Lancashire
-
23.03.2005
RD&E Hospital, Exeter
Ord.Sea. 26.06.1940
AB Sea. 06.1941
T/S.Lt. 23.10.1941
T/Lt. 01.01.1944 (reld 05.11.1945)
Education: Downing College, Cambridge University (MA; 1939).
26.06.1940 - 1941 served in the ranks, Western Approaches (HMS Active (destroyer) 10.1940)
1941 - 23.10.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
06.01.1942 - 30.06.1942 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 66 (motor gun boat)
30.06.1942 - (06.)1943 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 85 (motor gun boat) (7th MGB Flotilla) [from 13.07.1942 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)]
28.06.1943 - 23.01.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 88 (motor gun boat) [Watchkeeping Certificate 10.09.1943]
24.01.1944 - 30.05.1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for MGBs, MTBs, etc.) [Qualified Officer (Coastal Forces) 02.05.1945]:
01.1944 - 04.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 457 (motor torpedo boat)
04.1944 - 01.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 470 (motor torpedo boat)
02.05.1945 - 30.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 492 (motor torpedo boat)
31.05.1945 - 08.07.1945 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
09.07.1945 - 25.09.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 523 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
28.04.1947     joined, Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (actually recalled 17.09.1962-28.09.1962)
After the war he resumed reading Medieval and Modern Languages at Downing. He was a dedicated teacher at Taunton’s School, Southampton (later Richard Taunton College) where he became Senior Tutor in Modern Languages and eventually Head of the Department.
Gray,
Eric Benson
E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray) E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray) E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray) E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray) E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray) E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray) E.B. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
Son of Arthur Sidney Gray, and Marion Benson.
30.08.1922
Ashton district, Lancashire
-
05.1990
St Austell district, Cornwall
[died at an air show at St Mawgan in Cornwall]
T/Midsh. (A) 14.02.1942
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 14.08.1942
T/S.Lt. (A) 14.02.1943
T/Lt. (A) 14.02.1946
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Burma Star It St - & clasp Pacific
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
(04.1942) - (05.1942) no appointment listed
30.05.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) (for FAA Pool)
13.10.1942 - 22.04.1943 pilot, 795 Squadron FAA [HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanga, Tanganyika)]
23.04.1943 - (12.)1943 pilot, 795 Squadron FAA [HMS Kipanga (RN Air Station, Kilindini, Kenya)]
06.12.1943 - (04.)1944 pilot, 1832 Squadron FAA
06.04.1944 - (06.)1944 pilot, 890 Squadron FAA
09.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 757 Squadron FAA [HMS Rajaliya (RN Air Station, Puttalam, Ceylon)]
21.01.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) (for disposal)
31.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) (for disposal)
His son Howard R. Gray writes: "My father also attended the Empire Test Pilot School at Farnborough though I don't have any record of that, he was a test pilot at the end of the war and just after. He later returned to civilian life with my grandfather in their clothing business in Burnley Lancashire. Shortly after that he decamped to Africa to join locust control, they got no aircraft so he moved on the the Rhodesian Customs service for a short while then he became a colonial police officer (finally Senior Superintendent) in the Tanganyika Police until the end of the 50s when her went to work for MI6 or Special Branch. Later on he became the Craft Master at Shebbear College in Devon England until he finally retired. He died at an air show, passing away either at the base or in an RN helicopter en route to hospital from RAF St Mawgan; so far as I am aware somewhat unusual as a way of passing for a retired naval officer."
Gray,
James Watson
J.W. Gray
Son of James Gray, and Beatrice Margaret Kidd.
Married; ... children (one son?).
12.04.1912
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
(03?).1981
Enfield district, Greater London
Prob. T/S.Lt. 05.04.1940
T/Lt. 05.04.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
09.07.1940 - (12.)1943 HMS Altair (anti-submarine yacht)
27.12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Conqueror (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel)
Gray,
Robert Hendry
R.H. Gray
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of George Gray (1886-1957), and Margaret Hendry (1888-1970).
Married ...; ... children.

04.05.1925
Glasgow
-
1996?
Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
T/Midsh. 14.01.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 04.11.1944
T/S.Lt. 04.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh.
      also served at HMS Thyme (corvette), HMS Golden Fleece (Algerine class minesweeper) & HMS Fara (minesweeping trawler)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
03.04.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty):
? - (06.)1944 HMS Llangibby Castle (landing ship, infantry)
14.10.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Loch Katrine (frigate)
04.04.1945 - (10.)1945 HMS Rother (frigate)
16.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Persimmon (landing ship, infantry)
Buyer.
Gray,
Thomas Archibald
T.A. Gray
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 22.01.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 22.07.1943
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.) < 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 03.07.1945 minesweeping & mine recovery 08.44-02.45
Mention in Despatches MID 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46 [for service with MFV 1037 at HMS Vernon]
Chevalier, Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands) OON ? minesweeping Walcheren dyke [decoration posted]
19.03.1943 - (04.1946) Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton, from 06.1945 Portsmouth)
Greaves,
Robert Charles Ley
R.C.L. Greaves R.C.L. Greaves
Son of Maj. John Aden Ley Greaves, Army Service Corps (1874-1921), and Nellie Maud Robertson (1888-).
Married 1st ((03?).1935, Kensington district, London) Edna F. Hyde-Deacon; perhaps one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1946, Kensington district, London) Daisy Ana Calder ((03?).1924 - 24.05.2007), daughter of ... Calder, and ... Mawdsley; one son.
Married 3rd ((09?).1950, Totnes district, Devon) Hermione G.I. Andrew (formerly married to Edward Mario Arteta) ((06?).1915 - (09?).1957), daughter of .. Andrew, and ... Cohring.
Remarried his 2nd spouse ((12?).1957, Kensington district, London) Daisy Ana Calder.
12.10.1913
Limpley Stoke, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
-
18.10.1987
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
T/S.Lt. 23.10.1939
T/A/Lt. 11.09.1940
T/Lt. 11.07.1941, seniority 11.09.1940
Lt. RN 21.02.1947, seniority 11.09.1940
Lt.Cdr. RN 11.09.1948 (Emgcy 06.01.1952)
Education: All Hallows School, Honiton, Devon; Thames Nautical Training College, HMS Worcester (Lloyd's Scholarship for a two years' course; 08.1929).
Left Merchant Navy 08.03.1932.
17.05.1938     enrolled Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to Severn Division RNVR)
11.09.1939     enlisted RNVR
23.10.1939 - (02.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Chico (echo sounding yacht)
29.03.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Cheshire (armed merchant cruiser)
14.11.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Cilicia (armed merchant cruiser)
20.10.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Pyramus (RN base, Kirkwall)
28.12.1942 - (02.)1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Northern Reward (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
14.02.1944 - 30.06.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Moonstone (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(04.1946)     HMS Colombo *
21.02.1947     transferred, RN
10.02.1947 - (05.)1949 HMS Lochinvar
06.09.1949 - (05.)1950 HMS Bermuda
27.06.1950 - (05.1951) HMS Osprey (for miscellaneous duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Green,
Elkan Maurice
E.M. Green
Son of Capt. Maurice John Green, VD.
Married Dorothy May Hartley (25.05.1914 - 21.08.2007); ... children (one son?).
1912 ?
-
01.02.2003
Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
T/S.Lt. 13.03.1941
T/Lt. 13.06.1941
T/Lt. SANF(V) 1943?, seniority 13.06.1941
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [decoration presented]
03.04.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
06.1943 - (08.)1943 RN Depot, Simonstown [HMS Afrikander (base, Simonstown, S. Africa)]
04.09.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Indian Star (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
17.03.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Hertfordshire (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (MBE)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Co-founder of the Cape-to-Rio yacht races in the 1970s. Former president of the SA Yacht Racing Association and for many years a well known oil company executive. He came to public prominence as director of the Cape Town festival in the 1970s and 80s.
Green,
Eric
E. Green
Son of Alfred Green, and Elizabeth Bryan.
Married ...; three sons, one daughter.
22.05.1916
Moston, nr Manchester, Prestwich district, Lancashire
-
22.10.1993
Holmes Chapel, South Cheshire district, Cheshire
T/A/S.Lt. 23.07.1943
T/S.Lt. 23.01.1944
T/Lt. 23.01.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1943)     HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) *
30.12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Inglis (frigate)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Green,
Frank Henry Winn
F.H.W. Green
Son of Frank Green, and Clara Winn.
One daughter.

05.08.1911
Lewisham district, London
-
18.01.1983
Torbay Hospital, Devonshire
Prob. Lt. (Sp.Br.) 19.12.1938
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 06.1940, seniority 19.12.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) < 10.1944
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 19.12.1946
Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 30.06.1951 (retd 05.08.1961)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration VRD 12.11.1952 -
Education: London School of Economics (BSc, 1932); University of London (MSc, 1935); FRGS. FRMetS.
Research Assistant, London School of Economics, 1932-1933. Lecturer,  University College, Southampton (1933-1946).
19.12.1938     joined RNVR (Solent Division) (Special Branch officer for meteorological duties)
02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (additional; for miscellaneous duties)
03.04.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (additional; for miscellaneous duties)
26.06.1941 - (10.)1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
03.1944 - 05.1944 served at Bletchley Park
10.07.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Valluru (RN Air Station, Tambaran, Madras, India)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
10.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Anderson (barracks & radio station, Colombo, Ceylon)
Research Officer, Ministry of Town and Country Planning, 1946-1950. Research Officer, finally Senior Principal Scientific Officer, Nature Conservancy, 1951-1972.
Green,
Graham Alfred

G.A. Green (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Green)
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Walter Green (1874-1961), and Millicent Elizabeth Wood (1871-1950).
Married (St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia) Mary Veronica Tremearne (1913 - ), daughter of John Eliot Tremearne, and Veronica Mcnamee.
(06?).1912
Gravesend, Kent
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 10.1940, seniority 30.09.1939 (reld > 04.1946)
Engineer with P&O Lines.
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements:
25.10.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Comorin (armed merchant cruiser)
08.07.1941 - (01.)1945 HMS Bachaquero (Bachaquero class tank landing ship)
(04.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Sansovino (Empire class infantry landing ship) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Green,
Horace Seymour
H.S. Green
Son of ... Green, and ... White.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
22.07.1917
Merthyr Tydfil district, Wales
-
02.2005
De Meirionnydd district, Gwynedd, Wales
T/S.Lt. 03.07.1941
T/Lt. 21.07.1942 (rled > 04.1946)
(08.1941)     no appointment listed
26.09.1941 - (12.)1941 HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport) (additional; for miscellaneous services)
12.1941 - (06.)1942 French Ship Paris (for minesweeping duties)
26.09.1942 - (10.)1942 HM MMS 48 (motor minesweeper)
12.11.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Hound (Algerine class minesweeper)
03.03.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Onyx (Algerine class minesweeper)
28.07.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton) (for examination service)
(12.1943) - (10.1944) HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton) *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
24.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for miscellaneous services)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Green,
John Oxley
J.O. Green
?
-
 
T/S.Lt. 06.10.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
10.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Valiant (battleship)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Green,
Leonard Frederick
L.F. Green (Photo courtesy of Mrs Delia Creedy)
12.04.1907
Edmonton district, Hertfordshire
-
01.1977
Hertford district, Hertfordshire
Petty Officer
?
T/S.Lt. (E)
?
T/Lt. (E)
01.1943, seniority 01.11.1942 (reld 05.04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
07.11.1944
Operation Brassard (landings on Elba 44)
Mention in Despatches MID
27.03.1945
Operation Dragoon (invasion of the South of France 08.44)
13.06.1942
-
(10.)1944
HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary), from 1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
20.06.1942
-
24.09.1942
Flotilla Engineer Officer, HMS Princess Astrid (landing ship, infantry (small))
(11/12.1943)
 
 
based at Bombay
(1944)
 
 
Staff Rear Admiral (P)
(1944)


HM LCI(L) 311 (landing craft, infantry (large))
18.10.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Cricket (landing craft base, Burseldon)
16.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
Combined Operations Material Department [HMS President]
Green,
Michael Anthony

M.A. Green
Son of ... Green, and ... Canniff.
Married ...; ... children (one son?)
04.11.1924
Lambeth district, London
-

01.1984
Horsham district, Sussex
T/A/S.Lt. 04.05.1944
T/S.Lt. 04.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
07.05.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Green,
Richard Chevallier

R.C. Green
22.05.1924
Kington district, Shropshire
-

01.1997
Kington district, Herefordshire / Radnorshire
T/Midsh. 04.06.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 22.11.1943
T/S.Lt. 22.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
04.10.1943 - (10.)1944 HM MTB 721 (motor torpedo boat)
12.1944 - (04.)1945 HM MTB 696 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
07.08.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Superb (cruiser)
Green,
Ronald Everingham

R.E. Green
Son of Samuel Green, and ... Duke.
Married ((09?).1933, Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire) Phyllis Ivy Gallie (06.12.1910 - 26.12.1994); ... children (one son?).
17.10.1910
Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire
-

19.06.1986
Plymouth district, Devon
T/S.Lt. 10.01.1941
T/Lt. 10.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 02.03.1944? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
(04.1941) - (12.1942) HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton) *
17.01.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for minor landing craft)
02.03.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
* indexed, but not listed as such
A grandchild indicates: "HMS Dinosaur Apr 42 - Apr 43 LCT 318, LCI 72 and LCI(L) 314 in command. Sep 43 - Mar 44 HMS Copra."
Greenaway,
Frank Stanley Horace
"Raffles"
F.S.H. Greenaway (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeremy Greenaway) F.S.H. Greenaway (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
F.S.H. Greenaway (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) F.S.H. Greenaway (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeremy Greenaway)
03.05.1915
London
-
03.2002
Prob. Seaman Boy
11.1932
Ordinary Seaman
03.05.1933
Able-Bodied Seaman
1935
Telegraphist Air Gunner
1939?
T/S.Lt.
14.02.1941
T/Lt.
14.02.1942 *
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
12.1945
Lt.Cdr.
07.12.1948, seniority 03.05.1948 (retd 03.05.1957)
A/Cdr.
1952

* with full Watch Keeping Certificate; gained full ‘Qualified Officer’ Status (1942/43?)

11.1932


joined London division, RNVR [HMS President]
1936


qualified 3rd Class Gunnery (Anti Aircraft) Rate
1938


mobilised (stood down after Munich crisis)
07.1939


mobilised
08.1939


transferred to Fleet Air Arm
08.1939
-
01.1940
HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, Hampshire) (aircraft crashed; returned to General Service)
01.04.1940
-
1940
HMS Hambledon (destroyer)
[Anti Aircraft 3rd Rate Seaman Gunner ‘as C.W. candidate’; survived mining in Dover Straits during Operation Lucid, 10.1940]
1940
-
02.1941
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
02.1941?
-
04.1941?
qualified as ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee) control officer
04.1941
-
1941
HMS Reading (destroyer)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
1941?
-
1942?
undertook radar control course
15.03.1942
-
05.10.1942
HMS Broadway (destroyer) (2nd Lieutenant / Watchkeeping, Anti-Submarine Control Officer and Radar Direction Officer)
06.10.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Goathland (destroyer) (Second Lieutenant)
02.1944
-
30.04.1944
21st Escort Group as ‘Spare C/O’
01.05.1944
-
02.1945
First Lieutenant, HMS Venomous (destroyer) [in charge while refitting at Falmouth till 01.08.1944]
31.03.1945
-
06.1945
First Lieutenant, HMS Hoste (frigate)
06.1945
-
1945
Commanding Officer [?], HMS Bentley (frigate)
1945


volunteered to serve in Far East for assault on mainland Japan
04.02.1946
-
(04.)1946
Commanding Officer, LST 3029 (landing ship, tank) (operating out of Colombo & Singapore)
1946
-
1947
Commanding Officer, LST 3504 (landing ship, tank)
07.12.1948


transferred to Permanent RNVR, initially Cardiff Division, but from c. 1950 South Wales Division (List 1)
Was Executive Officer to Peter Ingledew when he became Commanding Officer, of Cardiff division at its inception in 1947, and was acting in command following Ingledew's health failure. Started up newly formed South Wales Division RNVR (HMS Cambria) as Executive Officer and in command motor minesweeper; HMS St David, divisional training ship; Commanding Officer for Divisional contingent & guard at Coronation; Senior Reserve Commander, HM Coronation Review, Spithead; 1955 Senior Commander and Divisional Guard Commander at Royal Naval Reserve Forces Silver Jubilee Review, Horseguards Parade.
Greenburg,
Theodore Herzl

R.C. Green
In Navy records shown as: Greenburgh, Theodore Heryl.
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of
Avraam-Moisey (Max) Greenburg (1882-), and Matilda (Tobe) Jaffe (1892-1967).
Married (1952) ...; two daughters, one son.
06.05.1918
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
-

18.05.2000
Nassau, New York, USA
Prob. T/A/El.S.Lt. 24.07.1944
T/El.S.Lt. 24.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
      HMS Marlborough (training establishment, Eastbourne)
11.09.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton, from 06.1945 Portsmouth) (for Instructional Department)
Manufacturer representative.
Greenland,
Richard Thomas Goodwin
"Dicky"

R.T.G. Greenland
Married ((03?).1950, Durham North Eastern district) Audrey Simpson.
06.06.1915
Hackney district, London
-
12.12.2006
T/Lt.
23.08.1941

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
18.04.1944
sinking cruiser Palermo harbour 02.01.43 [investiture 27.11.45]
Education: Ipswich School.
(01.1943)


HMS Talbot (submarine depot ship, Malta)
Greensted,
Peter John Paxton

P.J.P. Greensted
Only child of Albert "Arthur Hattersley" Greensted (1874-1945), blouse and coatee manufacturer, and Emily Margaret Paxton (1877-1945).
Married ((06?).1941, Hendon district, Middlesex) Monica Josephine Haslam; two sons.
28.02.1914
Cricklewood, Willesden district, Middlesex
-

05.10.1964
Richmond, Surrey Northern district, Surrey
T/S.Lt. 05.03.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/A/Lt. > 12.1942, < 02.1943
T/Lt. 05.03.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1942) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
(08.1942)     British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship Commandant Drogou (corvette) *
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943) - (06.1943) HMS Philoctetes (depot ship, Freetown) *
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
05.08.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Hadleigh Castle (corvette)
08.11.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Kenilworth Castle (corvette)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
21.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Greenwood,
John Davy

J.D. Greenwood (Photo courtesy of Mrs Penny le Roux)
Son of ... Greenwood, and ... Young.
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
02.12.1915
Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
07.1994
Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey
Prob. S.Lt.
29.06.1939
S.Lt.
06.1940, seniority 29.06.1939
Lt.
02.12.1940 (demobilized 03.05.1946)
29.06.1939


joined RNVR (Humber Division)
29.06.1939
-
24.11.1939
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
25.11.1939
-
(12.1941)
HMS Echo (destroyer)



HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
?
-
03.08.1942
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
04.08.1942
-
19.08.1943
HMS Burwell (destroyer)
20.08.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers/Taranto)
(01.1945)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto) *



HMS Odyssey (accounting base for naval parties)



HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)



HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Greig,
Thomas

T. Greig
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 16.01.1943 (appointment terminated 09.06.1945; medically unfit)
      temporary officer serving under T.124T (Rescue Tugs) agreement:
16.01.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown) (for duty with rescue tugs)
Grenfell,
William Edward
"Eddie"

W.E. Grenfell W.E. Grenfell
W.E. Grenfell W.E. Grenfell

17.01.1920
Peterhead
-
28.06.2013
Portsmouth, Hampshire
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 22.01.1945
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 22.07.1945
Lt. (L) RN 25.08.1946, seniority 17.01.1944
Lt.Cdr. (L) RN 17.01.1952
Cdr. (E) RN 31.12.1956 (retd > 08.1965, < 08.1967)
"I had been one of the fortunate survivors from the sinking of the CAM Ship "Empire Lawrence" on 27/5/1942 on Convoy PQ16. After leaving the Russian Military hospital in Murmansk with my British uniform torn to shreds by the explosion, I was one of the similarly ragged Brits supplied with a Russian uniform."
(04.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
25.08.1946     transferred to RN
... - ... ...
Gresham,
Ronald
R. Gresham

Married; at least one son.

His son remembers: "He was in the Mediterranen for some time, and was in Canada for some months commissioning a new fleet minesweeper. With this ship or another sweeper at the Anzio landings, then pretty well everywhere else including convoys to Russia. Then at Omaha Beach for D-Day (Normandy) and then posted ashore to liaise with the US forces in Normandy. After demobilization he was called back twice, once aboard the aircraft carrier accompanying the King, Queen and Princesses on the state visit to South Africa. The Americans wanted to award a medal but the Admirality said no!"

?
-
Prob. Lt.
06.06.1939
Lt.
17.04.1940, seniority 06.06.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
> 02.1943, < 06.1943
Lt.Cdr.
06.06.1947 (retd 18.01.1948)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
13.03.1945
D-Day (Normandy 06.44) & training US minesweepers 44 [investiture 13.11.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
07.12.1943
Opeation Antidote (minesweeping Galita to Sousse, Tunisia 05.43)
Mention in Despatches MID
30.05.1944
?
30.11.1936


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached Tyne Division RNVR)
06.06.1939


joined RNVR (Humber Division)
08.1939
-
10.1939
HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
08.10.1939
-
(08.)1942
First Lieutenant, HMS Lydd (Hunt class minesweeper)
25.08.1942
-
09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Espiègle (Algerine class minesweeper)
09.1943
-
21.01.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Boston (Bangor class minesweeper)
(06.1944)


staff Commander Task Force (CTF) 125 (Assault Force U) (Normandy)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Mameluke (Algerine class minesweeper)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Grevatt,
Arthur Tildesley
A.T. Grevatt

Married (906?).1935, Hastings district, Sussex) ... Thomas.
23.11.1909
Hastings district, Sussex
-
07.1995
Sutton district, Surrey
Prob. T/S.Lt.
02.02.1940
T/Lt.
27.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944
T/A/Cdr.
> 10.1944, < 07.1945
Lt.Cdr.
22.01.1947, seniority 23.11.1942
?
-
(04.)1940
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
24.06.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
05.05.1941
-
(06.1943)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
24.03.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
26.03.1945
-
(07.)1945
HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
31.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
in command of 'Boscawen' Naval Depot [HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)]
22.01.1947


transferred, List II of the Permanent RNVR (Solent Division)
Grice,
Brian Charles

B.C. Grice (Photo courtesy of Alison Grice)
Elder son (with one brother) of Charles Grice (1901-1983), and Alice May Conisbee (1896-1959).
Married (03.04.1954, Luton district, Bedfordshire) Rosina Southey; four daughters.
03.02.1925
Luton district, Bedfordshire
-
20.07.2003
Dereham, Norwich district, Norfolk
T/Midsh. 04.02.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 03.08.1944
T/S.Lt. 03.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
19.03.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Grieve,
Ronald James Douglas Clerk

R.J.D.C. Grieve
Son (with one(?) brother) of James Gavin Grieve (1880-), and Margaret Simpson (1882-).
Married Frances Boullin (20.12.1905 - 06.2002); two children.
10.05.1906
Weybridge, Chertsey district, Surrey
-
01.1987
Hereford district, Herefordshire
T/Lt. 28.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 30.04.1944?
28.11.1939 - (02.)1940 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
15.02.1940 - (04.)1942 HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith) (for duty at Granton)
18.05.1942 - (08.)1942 Small Vessels Pool, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.08.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)
06.1943 - 02.03.1944 First Lieutenant, HM LST 362 (landing ship, tank) [ship sunk by U-744]
30.04.1944 - (10.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM LST 322 (landing ship, tank)
13.11.1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM LST 331 (landing ship, tank)
(04.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Onset *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Grieve,
William Robertson
"Bertie";
Hon. Lord Grieve
W.R. Grieve
Only son of late William Robertson Grieve (killed in action 28.04.1917) and late Mrs Grieve. Married (1947) Lorna St John (died 1989), youngest daughter of late 
Engineer R.Adm. E.P.St J. Benn, CB; one son, one daughter.
21.10.1917
Glasgow
-
10.07.2005
Edinburgh
Prob. S.Lt.
24.05.1939
S.Lt.
02.1940, seniority 24.05.1939
A/Lt.
24.11.1941 (reld 15.03.1946)
Lt.
15.09.1948, seniority 24.05.1942
Lt.Cdr.
24.05.1950 (retd 21.10.1962)

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration

VRD
1958
?
Education: Glasgow Academy; Sedbergh; Glasgow University (MA 1939, LLB 1946 (Glasgow))
President Glasgow University Union, 1938-1939. John Clark (Mile­end) Scholar, 1939.
24.05.1939
-
1946
joined RNVR (Clyde Division, List 2) and served mostly in the Mediterranean, at Naval Headquarters on the staff of General Alexander [HMS Nile ?]
23.10.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon) (for miscellaneous services)
?
-
?
HMS Howe (battleship)
26.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mercury (RN Signal School, nr. Petersfield)
Admitted Member of Faculty of Advocates, 1947; QC (Scot.) 05.04.1957. Junior Counsel in Scotland to Board of Inland Revenue, 1952-1957. Advocate-Depute (Home), 1962-1964; Sheriff-Principal of Renfrew and Argyll, 13.02.1964-12.06.1972; Procurator of the Church of Scotland, 1969-1972; a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, 07.12.1971. A Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 01.06.1972-1988. Independent Chaiman, Fish Farming Advisory Committee, 1989. Chairman of Governors, Fettes Trust, 1978-1986. Chairman of St Columba's Hospice, 1981-1999.
Griffin,
Royston

R. Griffin
Son of Herbert F. Griffin, and Anne Lane.
(06?).1922
Swindon district, Wiltshire
-
28.12.1941
(KIA) [age 19]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 2, panel 7]
T/Midsh. (A)
29.07.1940
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
20.01.1941
Education: Redhill Junior Technical School, Redhill, Surrey
17.12.1940
-
02.03.1941
HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria)
03.03.1941
-
28.12.1941
pilot, 805 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria)] (killed in air operations)
Griffith,
Charles

C. Griffith
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 15.11.1943
T/S.Lt. (E) 15.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
29.11.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(04.1946)     HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Griffiths,
[Canon] the Rev. Conrad Daniel Lynn
C.D.L. Griffiths
Son of ... Griffiths, and ... Davies.
Married ((03?).1956, Caernarvon district, Caernarvonshire) Carys Jones; ... children (one daughter?).
14.11.1916
Carmarthen district, Glamorganshire
-
12.1986
South Glamorgan district, Wales
T/Chapl. 06.10.1944 (reld 1948)
Education: St Davids College, Lampeter (BA 1938; LTh 1941).
Deacon 1941, priest 1942. St Davids, Curate St Issells, 1941-1944.
06.10.1944 - (10.)1944 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
01.12.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for Ilimbe and Hammenheil Camps)
30.09.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)
St David's, Curate Tenby, 1948-1949. Incumbent, Burton, 1949-1959. Incumbent, Dale, 1959-1975. Rural Dean, Roose, 1972-1974. Incumbent, Llanwnda, wiith Goodwick and Manorowen, 1975-1978. Incumbent, Llanwnda, Goodwick, with Manorowen and Llanstinan from 1978. Canon St Davids Cathedral from 1978.
Griffiths,
James Paul

J.P. Griffiths (Photo courtesy of Mrs Helen Lange)
Married ((12?).1945, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk) Sophy Helen Lacy Scott, MRCS, LRCP (19.02.1910 - 11.08.1998); ... children (one daughter?).
22.07.1915
Malta
-
17.09.1989
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
T/Sg.Lt. 22.09.1944
Sg.Lt. RN 08.08.1947, seniority 18.10.1943
Act. Interim Sg.Lt.Cdr. RN ?
Sg.Lt.Cdr. RN 18.10.1951 (emgcy 1953)
Education: University of Malta (MD, 1940). Medical registration 25.08.1942.
Worked in Birmingham Hospital. Served Merchant Navy for a short period.
22.09.1944 - (10.)1944 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
16.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Halcyon (Halcyon class minesweeper) (arctic convoys)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
29.12.1947 - (05.)1947 RN Sick Quarters Shotley [HMS Ganges]
29.06.1949 - (05.)1950 HMS Abercrombie (monitor)
01.07.1950 - (05.1951) HMS Neptune (Reserve Fleet, Chatham)
1951? - 1953 spent his final navy years in Cuxhaven as part of the occupying forces
Worked in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) (1960s), then retired to Spain.
Griffiths,
Maurice Walter

M.W. Griffiths M.W. Griffiths
M.W. Griffiths M.W. Griffiths
Son of Walter Leslie Griffiths (1872-), and Selina Turner.
Married 1st (1927; marriage dissolved 1934) Dulcie Hazel Kennard (19.04.1900 - (03?).1980).
Married 2nd (1944) 3rd Officer Marjorie Phyllis Copson, WRNS (17.05.1906 - 02.1997).

22.05.1902
Herne Hill, Lambeth district, London SE
-
11.10.1997

Colchester hospital, Essex
T/Lt. 22.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 02.1941, < 04.1941 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)

George Medal

GM 14.01.1941 mine disposal [investiture 17.02.42]
22.11.1939 - (02.)1940 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
19.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Unicorn II (RN base, Dundee)
01.04.1940 - 07.1941 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth, from 03.05.1941 Roedean School, Brighton) (for Mining Department) [at some point in charge of Mine Recovery Flotilla No. 3]
07.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)
(06.1942) - (07.1945) HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for Mining Department) [at some point in charge of Mine Recovery Flotilla No. 3]
Yachtsman, boat designer and writer on sailing subjects.
Published: amongst others The hidden menace : [mine warfare: past, present and future] (1981).
Literature: Dick Durham, The magician of the Swatchways : a biography of Maurice Griffiths (1992).
Griffiths,
William Henry

W.H. Griffiths
?
-
T/Lt. 31.10.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
      enlisted in the RNVR for WW1 and was on active service as a ship's Telegrapher aboard a number of vessels for the duration of the war.
07.09.1942 - (04.)1945 Signal Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
 
Grogono,
Eric Bernard

E.B. Grogono E.B. Grogono
E.B. Grogono E.B. Grogono
Son (with three brothers and one sister) of Dr. Eric Walter Grogono (1879-1966), and Eveline Maude Flatt (1887-1973), of Witham Lodge, Stratford.
Married ((09?).1933, West Ham district, London) Clare Anderton Jolly (18.05.1909 - 31.01.2000), daughter of Col. Harold Jolly, and Constance Anderton, of Branscombe, Woodford Green; three sons.

01.07.1909
Stratford, West Ham district, London
-
22.12.1999

Aldeburgh, Suffolk
T/Sg.Lt. 26.02.1941
T/A/Sg.Lt. > 12.1943, < 04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Oundle (1921-1926; Dryden House); London Hospital (MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond, MB, BS 1931).
19.03.1941 - (04.)1941 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship)
(06.1941) - (08.1941) no appointment listed
(10.1941) - (12.1942) HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) *
[possibly serving at HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) instead]
09.01.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Berwick (cruiser)
26.05.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Ausonia (repair ship) (East Indies)
General practitioner, Woodford Green, Essex, 1935-1975. He was an anaesthetist and a council member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. With his sons he built Icarus, a sailing hydrofoil, which held the B class world sailing speed record.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gronhaug,
Arnold Conrad

A.C. Gronhaug
Son of James Gronhaug (1894-1951), and Beatrice May Guppy (1894-1982).
Married ((03?).1945, Brighton district, Sussex) Patricia Grace Smith (21.01.1924 - 06.1998); one daughter.
26.03.1921
Barry, Cardiff district, Wales
-
08.02.1999

St George's Hospital, Tooting, Wandsworth district, London
Prob. T/A/El.S.Lt. 15.09.1941
T/El.S.Lt. 26.03.1942
T/El.Lt. 01.06.1943
04.11.1941 - (01.)1945 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for degaussing duties)
19.03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Gosling (new entry training establishment, Risley, nr Warrington, Lancashire)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Gross,
Kenneth Herbert
K.H. Gross (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
20.02.1921
Camberwell district, London
-
10.1984
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
Prob. T/Midsh. 23.08.1940
... ...
T/Lt. 20.08.1943
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Saga
1946? - 1962? Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Grover,
Arthur Montague

A.M. Grover
Son of Frederick M. Grover, and Bessie V. Hodges.
18.07.1924
Nantwich district, Cheshire
-
03.1996

Hendon district, Middlesex
T/A/S.Lt. 1943?
T/S.Lt. 18.07.1944
10.12.1942 - (04.1946) HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate)
Civil engineer.
Grover,
Joseph Wallace David
"Joe"
J.W.D. Grover (Photo courtsey of Mr Michael Grover)
Married (1933); at least one son.
27.04.1907
-
04.1984
Lancing, West Sussex
Ordinary Seaman ?
07.06.1927 [MX 46392]
Ordinary Seaman
07.11.1943 [JX 636111]
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
23.06.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
23.12.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
07.06.1927
-
17.02.1933
joined RN (for a 12 year period, but bought out prematurely to marry)
07.06.1927
-
04.10.1928
Supply Assistant, HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
05.10.1928
-
25.02.1930
Supply Assistant, HMS Caradoc (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
26.02.1930
-
18.03.1930
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
19.03.1930
-
01.11.1931
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
02.11.1931
-
17.02.1933
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
07.11.1943
-
19.02.1944
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
20.02.1944
-
08.04.1944
HMS Dauntless (cruiser)
09.04.1944
-
10.04.1944
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
11.04.1944
-
22.06.1944
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
23.06.1945
-
28.04.1945
HMS Philoctetes (repair ship, Freetown) ?
29.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Philoctetes (repair ship, Freetown)
Groves,
Alfred Bertram
A.B. Groves
Son of ... Groves, and ... Wann.
04.09.1924
West Bromwich district, Shropshire / Staffordshire / Warwickshire / Worcestershire
-
01.2000
Aberconwy district, Gwynedd
T/A/S.Lt.
04.03.1944
T/S.Lt.
04.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
01.06.1944
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HM ML 100 (motor launch)
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Astraea (RN base, Lagos, Nigeria) *
(04.1946)


HM BYMS 2034 (British yard minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gubbins,
Robert Edward Glenn
R.E.G. Gubbins
Son of Lancelot Ward Gubbins (1897-?), and Winifred May Gross (1895-?).
(12?).1924
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
-
T/A/S.Lt.
09.06.1944
T/S.Lt.
09.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
01.07.1944
-
(10.)1944
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 390 (motor torpedo boat)
05.10.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
31.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Ranee (escort carrier)
Gubbins,
Ronald Wilson
R.W. Gubbins (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Gubbins) R.W. Gubbins (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Gubbins)
Son of Frank A.W. Gubbins, and Emily M. Pring.
Married (12.1948, Southport, Lancashire) Nelta Davies; one son.
01.03.1919
Walthamstow, London
-
03.1984
Sefton district, North Merseyside
Ord.Sea. 1940 [JX 169777]
T/A/S.Lt. 05.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 05.09.1943
(04.1943) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMS Sandray (trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
In R.W. Gubbins' suitcase the following list of appointments is shown:

Guildford,
Roy
R. Guildford
?
-
T/S.Lt.
09.09.1941
T/Lt.
01.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID

22.12.1942

hazardous minesweeping operations Channel 06.42
13.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Britannia III (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth) (for small craft)
17.05.1942
-
(04.)1944
First Lieutenant, HM MMS 64 (motor minesweeper) [ from 11.05.1942 HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven)]
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Strenuous (minesweeper) *
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Cullin Sound (aircraft carrier) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Guinness,
Alec
see: Cuffe,
Alec Guinness.
 
Gulliver,
Ernest
E. Gulliver
?
-
T/Lt. (E) 15.08.1941 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
15.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Rosabelle (patrol yacht)
07.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS St Margarets (cable ship)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Gunn,
Richard Aitken
R.A. Gunn
1918
St Giles district, Midlothian, Scotland
-

Canada
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 21.10.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID

25.07.1944

Operations Veritas & Ridge (air strikes on German shipping off Norway 04.44)
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements:
01.11.1940 - (10.)1942 HMS Ascania (armed merchant cruiser)
22.10.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
14.01.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Searcher (escort carrier) (despatches)
29.11.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
Gunson,
Frank Amos
F.A. Gunson (Photo courtesy of Mr Jon Gunson)
Son of John Gunson, master mariner, and Greta Gunson (originally from New Zealand).
Married ((03?).1920, Toxteth Park district, Lancashire) Edith Eveline Pate (1898-); two sons.

24.02.1898
Formby, Ormskirk district, Lancashire
-

30.07.1966
Portmadoc, Pwllheli district, Caernarvonshire / Wales
Prob. Lt. 16.04.1928 (reld < 01.1933)
T/Lt. 23.09.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
WW I     served Merchant Navy & Royal Navy (HMS Severn)
16.04.1928 - 1932? commissioned, RNVR (New Zealand Division)
18.02.1940 - (02.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Spitfire III (armed yacht; danlayer/patrol yacht)
17.04.1941 - (10.)1944 HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)
05.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover) (in lieu of specialist Gunnery Officer)
Gunther,
Robert Michael
"Bob"
R.M. Gunther
Son (with one sister) of Robert Cyril Gunther (1893-1938), and Kathleen Lorna Hunter (1897-1969).
Married ((12?).1950, Basford district, Nottinghamshire) Rosemary A. Woodley; two daughters.
31.12.1922
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
23.06.2009
Hayling Island, Hampshire
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 13.02.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 13.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
23.02.1942     enlisted RNVR
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
(08.1943)     HMS Kipanga (RN Air Station, Kilindini, Kenya) *
15.09.1943 - (02.)1944 observer, 797 Squadron FAA [HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)]
13.03.1944 - 21.06.1944 observer, 810 Squadron FAA [HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)] [captured Port Blair, Andaman Islands; together with pilot Lt. (A) B.W. Aldwell, RNVR]
21.06.1944 - 26.08.1945 POW in Japanese captivity (at Ofuna near Tokyo 13.07.1944-27.08.1945 & Shenagawa 27-29.08.1945)
(04.1946)     HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Rattray, Aberdeenshire) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Guppy,
Geoffrey Denis
G.D. Guppy
Son of ... Guppy, and ... Stoner.
Married ((12?).1943, Brighton district, Sussex) Jose E. Dymott; two sons (one of them being Capt. Sir Paul Geoffrey Guppy, RN).
04.09.1920
Brighton district, Sussex
-
12.2005
Exeter district, Devon
T/A/S.Lt. 18.10.1940
T/S.Lt. 04.09.1941
T/Lt. 18.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. 04.03.1947, seniority 18.04.1943
Lt.Cdr. 08.04.1951 (retd 04.09.1965)

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration

VRD 15.06.1962 -
(12.1940)     no appointment listed
06.01.1941 - (04.)1943 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
18.04.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
03.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haslemere)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
12.10.1944 - (07.1945) [Commanding Officer?]. HM LST 215 (landing ship, tank), bus simultaneously listed as:
09.12.1944 - (07.1945) HM LST 200 (landing ship, tank)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
04.03.1947     transferred, Permanent RNVR (List I), from late 1950s RNR
Guthrie,
[Sir] Giles Connop McEacharn;
2nd Baronet
G.C.M. Guthrie G.C.M. Guthrie
G.C.M. Guthrie G.C.M. Guthrie
Son of Sir Connop Thirlwall Robert Guthrie, 1st Bt, KBE (1882-1945), Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards, and late Eila, daughter of Sir Malcolm McEacharn of Galloway House, Wigtownshire.
Succeeded father, 28.09.1945.
Married (1939) Rhona Stileman, daughter of late Frederic Stileman and Mrs Stileman, Jersey, CI; two sons (and one son deceased).
21.03.1916
Westminster, London
-
31.12.1979
Jersey
T/S.Lt. (A)
10.03.1940
T/A/Lt. (A)
08.1940?
T/Lt. (A)
09.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
1943 (reld 30.01.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
25.11.1941
Operations Style & Substance (Gibraltar-Malta convoy 07/08.41) [investiture 14.04.42]
Battle of Britain clasp
Education: Eton; Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Winner with late C.W.A. Scott, of Portsmouth­Johannesburg Air Race, 1936. Joined British Airways as traffic officer.
10.03.1940
-
08.09.1940
HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh)
10.03.1940
-
16.05.1940
training, 780 Squadron FAA
17.05.1940
-
23.06.1940
RN Air Station, Eastleigh (assessed suitable for all types of aircraft)
24.06.1940
-
18.08.1940
for fighter course
19.08.1940
-
08.09.1940
pilot, 760 Squadron FAA
09.09.1940
-
12?.1941
pilot, 808 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester), from 05.09.1940 Castletown, Isle of Man, from 02.10.1940 Donibristle, from 22.10.1940 HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)] 
12.12.1941
-
15.09.1944
Fleet Fighter Development Unit in 787 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset), from 18.06.1941 at Duxford] (from 23.12.1943 Officer-in-Charge of Operational Trials Unit of Naval Air Fighting Development Unit)
16.09.1944
-
14.01.1945
HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, USA) (for Fighter Development Unit and Special Trials)
15.01.1945
-
30.01.1946
787 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
Merchant banker & airline administrator. Chairman and Chief Executive, BOAC, 1964-1968; Member Board, BEA, 1959-1968; Chairman, Air Transport Insurance Ltd, Bermuda, 1969-1971; formerly: a Managing Director, Brown Shipley & Co. Ltd; Deputy Chairman, North Central Finance Ltd; Director: Prudential Assurance Co; Radio Rentals Ltd, and other companies. Governor, The London Hospital, 1965-1968; a Vice­Chairman, 1968. Justice of the Peace (JP) West Sussex, 1955.
Guthrie,
Graham Andrew
G.A. Guthrie
?
-

01.05.1943
(KIA)
T/Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
06.07.1943
actions enemy coastal waters 30.04.43
(04.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 49 (motor torpedo boat)
?
-
01.05.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 630 (motor gun boat) [HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)]
Gutteridge,
Mancell John
M.J. Gutteridge
Son of Mancell Gutteridge, and Minnie Boon.
Married ((03?).1940, Edmonton district, Hertfordshire) Eileen R. Morgan.
22.11.1916
Edmonton district, Hertfordshire
-
08.1995
Hatfield district, Hertfordshire
T/S.Lt. 28.01.1940
T/Lt. 22.11.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
16.02.1937     enrolled, Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to London Division RNVR)
(03.1940)     HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) *
13.03.1940 - (07.)1940 HMS Acheron (destroyer)
(10.1940) - (12.1940) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) *
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
(04.1941) - (08.1941) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
20.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Racer II (Coastal Forces base, Larne, Co. Antrim)
(02.1942) - (08.1942) HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) *
01.09.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
12.02.1943 - (04.)1943 Coastal Forces Materiel Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.04.1943 - (10.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM ML 580 (motor launch)
(12.1943)     Combined Operations HQ [HMS President] *
(02.1944) - (06.1944) Admiralty [HMS President] *
11.07.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Abercrombie (monitor)
11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Spiraea (corvette)
30.04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Valena (armed yacht for anti-submarine duties)
Guy,
George Francis Payne
"Gerry"
G.F.P. Guy
1922
Cork, Ireland
-
03.06.1997
Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
T/A/S.Lt. 23.07.1943
T/S.Lt. 23.01.1944
T/Lt. 23.01.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
11.09.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Gwenlan,
Thomas Bevan
T.B. Gwenlan
Married ((12?).1940, Bangor district, Caernarvonshire) Katharine E. Williams; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
(03?).1917
Bedwellty district, Wales
-
T/S.Lt.
21.08.1941
T/Lt.
21.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
15.09.1942
attack enemy aircraft; brought one down 17.07.42 [investiture 01.12.42]
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS Britannia III (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth) *
13.08.1942
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 157 (motor launch)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gwinnell,
Clifford John
C.J. Gwinnell
29.04.1911
-
04.1994
Exeter, Devon
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
10.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct (22.06.1971; for services when five people were rescued from a blazing motor car following an accident.)
24.01.1944
-
(06.1944)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
(07.1945)


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