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1939-1945

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Macalister, J.H.
to
Mayo, R.W.
McArthur, A.B.
to
M
ichael, R.G.
Micklethwaite, K.
to
Mylechreest, T.L.


A.B. McArthur   to   R.G. Michael
McArthur,
Alastair Buchanan
A.B. McArthur
?
-
T/S.Lt.
12.06.1941
T/Lt.
12.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 10.07.45]
04.08.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
20.01.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 143 (motor launch) & Senior Officer, 5th ML Flotilla
McBain,
William Andrew John
W.A.J. McBain
1912
St Machar district, Aberdeen, Scotland
-
01.1977
Aberdeen, Scotland
T/S.Lt. (E)
?
T/Lt. (E)
16.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
13.02.1943
-
(01.1945)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing craft, tank (LCTs))
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
McCall,
Francis Lockhart
F.L. McCall (Photo courtesy of www.hmstetcott.com)
19.07.1922
Thanet district, Kent
-
T/Midsh.
?
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
19.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
16.02.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Tetcott (destroyer)
06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Colombo, Ceylon) (for destroyers)
(04.1946)


HMS Nepal *
* indexed, but not listed as such
McCall,
James Maharg
J.M. McCall
22.06.1898
-
(12?).1977
Surrey North Western district
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
09.07.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
> 07.1945, < 04.1946 (reld 06.1946)
08.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mercury II (Admiralty Signal Establishment, Haslemere)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
McCalvey,
Gerald Anthony
G.A. McCalvey
05.11.1917
-
11.1999
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
20.11.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
20.11.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
12.12.1942?
-
1944?
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Dzik (Polish submarine)
13.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Wolfe (destroyer depot ship)
McClelland,
Hugh
H. McClelland (Photo courtesy of Mr John McClelland) H. McClelland (Photo courtesy of Mr John McClelland)
H. McClelland (Photo courtesy of Mr John McClelland)
25.06.1906
-
06.2003
Bromley district, Kent
Prob. T/S.Lt. 03.05.1940
T/Lt. 03.08.1940 (reld late 1945)
HMS Worcester. Served Merchant Navy (discharged because of eye problem).
(07.1940)     HMS Marmion (paddle minesweeper) *
10.07.1940 - 01.1941 HMS Marmion (paddle minesweeper) **
05.01.1941 - 05/06.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Peken (minesweeping trawler) **
05/06.1941     command of a ship [as of yet unidentified] which was sunk at Yarmouth harbour before he put his foot on it
15.06.1941 - 07.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Their Merit (minesweeping trawler) (part of Minesweeping Group 14, Yarmouth) **
07.1942 - 06.1944 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) ** [commander base operations in Mediterranean; motor/sail sweeping, daytime only]
06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
12.02.1945 - (10.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Liffey (minesweeping trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
** Up till 06.1941 showing under HMS Marmion and up till 06.1943 showing under both HMS Peken and other appointments. So, double appointments in the Navy Lists, which most probably 'translate' into the listing as given here.
His son writes: "He was called up 2 months into the war. Underwent training at HMS King Alfred, HMS Excellent and HMS Vernon. This was interrupted by Dunkirk. He was allocated the yacht “Mary Rose” which was not seaworthy, and sank. He transferred to the trawler Strathelliot. Brought French and British troops back to Sheerness. He then served on the Syringa and Marmion before getting split command of Their Merit. He later got full command of Their Merit. Then based Mediterranean/Cyprus from mid 1942-end1944. I have no idea what ships he was on in that period, possibly included Greek schooners. Finally posted HMS Liffey, and involved in mine clearance operating from Yarmouth & Dover until after war ended."
McClinton,
Greville Westmacott
G.W. McClinton
Son of George Herbert McClinton, and M. Dorothy McGhee.
Married (29.12.1940, St Marylebone district, London) Peggy Lorna Bryer, daughter of Mr & Mrs Claude Bryer, of London NW8; one daughter.
07.10.1909
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
-
25.05.1992
Norfolk
Prob. T/S.Lt. 06.09.1940
T/Lt. 06.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)

George Medal

GM 23.01.1941 mine disposal [investiture 23.09.41]
(12.1940)     HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) *
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
29.01.1941 - 22.11.1943 HMS Hebe (Halcyon class minesweeper) (sunk off Bari)
(12.1943) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
12.02.1945 - (07.1945) French Ship "Paris"
Manufacturer's agent.
* indexed, but not listed as such
McCombe,
George Alan Kenneth

"Boom"
G.A.K. McCombe
28.07.1904
Sculcoates, East Riding Of Yorkshire
-
(06?).1973
Honiton district, Devonshire
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
28.07.1927
Lt.Cdr.
19.10.1935
Cdr.
30.06.1941 (Qualified Officer 31.12.1943) (retd 28.07.1951)

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD
13.03.1942
-
Education: Short Staff Course
04.02.1922


joined RNVR, Mersey Division, List 2
31.07.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Capetown (cruiser)
07.1943
-
(03.1944)
Executive Officer, HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
10.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Enterprise (cruiser)
28.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
Assistant to Naval Assistants to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
McConnan,
Charles Kenneth
C.K. McConnan (Photo courtesy of Mr James McConnan)
Only son of Dr. James McConnan, PhD, BSc, and Gladys Gibson, of Waterloo, Liverpool.
Married 1st (04.09.1942, St Mark's Church, Hamilton Terrace, London; marriage dissolved) Section Officer Janet Goscombe Fildes, WAAF ((03?).1921 - ), daughter of Mr & Mrs Luke V. Fildes, of St John's Wood, London NW8; one son. Janet McConnan remarried (1953) Lt. Trevor Hamilton Pemberton.
Married 2nd (05.09.1953, Towcester; marriage dissovled) Lucy Elizabeth Anne Price (12.08.1920 - 12.2004). Lucy McConnan remarried (1957) Andrew West.
Married 3rd ((09?).1957, Chelsea district, Middlesex) Shilrey P. Cooke.
09.02.1915
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
17.10.1986
Newport district, Monmouthshire
Prob. Paym.S.Lt. 01.04.1937
Paym.S.Lt. 18.07.1938, seniority 01.04.1937
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 01.04.1939 (demobilized < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.04.1947 (retd 20.10.1963)

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD ? -
Education: Heidelberg University (spoke German).
01.04.1937     joined RNVR (Mersey Division, List 2)
24.08.1939 - (02.)1940 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
01.03.1940 - (05.)1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (fos miscellaneous services)
05.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham)
10.10.1940 - (06.)1942 HMS Aurora (cruiser)
07.07.1942 - 04.10.1943 for duty in Admiral's Office of Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
05.10.1943 - (07.1945) Assistant Secretary to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
(05?.)1945     sent to Hamburg, Germany to make an inventory of naval war material
McConnell,
Sydney James
K. McFerran
Son of Charles Ernest and Emily Henrietta McConnell.
Married ((09?).1932, Rochford district, Essex) ... Pross; ... children (one daughter?).
05.12.1906
Shoreditch district, London
-
(09?).1977
Bournemouth district, Dorset
T/S.Lt. 01.12.1939
T/Lt. 02.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
01.10.1937     enrolled Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached London Division RNVR)
(02.1940)     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex) *
(03.1940)     no appointment listed
11.03.1940 - (06.)1940 HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith)
01.07.1940 - (06.)1942 HMS Bunting (auxiliary patrol base, Harwich) (despatches)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
24.08.1942 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 63 (motor minesweeper)
(07.1945)     HMS Ronay (trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
McCormack,
Edward Hugh
"Ted"
E.H. McCormack
Married; four daughters, one son.
11.03.1902
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
03.1982
Birkenhead district, Merseyside
Third Officer MN
?
T/Lt.
17.10.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld 1946?)
T/Lt.
early 1950s, seniority 07.11.1946
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 05.1953

Mention in Despatches

MID
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Commendation Cmdn
19.08.1941
bombed & sunk 26.03.41



served Merchant Navy (Mersey pilots' license, 1923):
?
-
26.03.1941
SS Faraday (cable ship )



served RNVR:
12.03.1942
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Pierre-André (minesweeping trawler)
01.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Gateshead (trawler)
(06.1946)


HMS Vernon
?


HMS Enchantress (Admiralty yacht)
1946?
-
1952?
served Merchant Navy
06.1952?
-
?
served RNVR:
10.06.1952
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Flatholm
?
-
1962
served Merchant Navy:
?
-
1962
commodore of the Wallasey Ferries and skipper of the Royal Iris
McCosh,
Andrew Kirkwood
"Andy"
A.K. McCosh (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 07.09.1942
... - ... ...
09.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Ringtail
... - ... ...
McCosh,
James Reid
"Jimmy"
J.R. McCosh

Son of William Waddel McCosh, and of Louise McCosh, of Biggar; husband of Shelagh Madeline McCosh (nee Garry), of Formby, Lancashire.
25.07.1916
-
12.04.1942
(KIA) [age 25]
[Old Monkland Cemetery, family plot]
Prob. S.Lt.
24.05.1939
S.Lt.
05.07.1940, seniortiy 24.05.1939
Lt.
25.07.1941
24.05.1939


joined RNVR, Clyde Division, List 2
24.08.1939
-
08.11.1940
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
[served 28.09.1939-11.1939 on HM Tug St Martin, Scapa Flow]
09.11.1940


RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
03.1941
-
07.1941
6th MGB Flotilla [HMS Hornet, Gosport]:
21.05.1941
-
07.1941
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 45 (motor torpedo boat)
25.07.1941
-
late 1941 ?
torpedo training [HMS Vernon (training establishment, Portsmouth)]
late 1941 ?
-
12.04.1942
HM MTB 44 (motor torpedo boat) (Felixstowe/Dover) (killed by fire from an ME109)
McCowen,
Donald Henry Ewan
D.H.E. McCowen
26.02.1908
Dublin
-
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?
A/Cdr.
?

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
30.05.1944
attack enemy shipping Nore 06.03.44

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.11.1944
Operation Neptune, Normandy 06.44
Participated Olympic Games, Los Angeles 1932 (rowing, men's eights).
(1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 693 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 53rd MTB Flotilla
01.03.1945
-
(1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Beehive (Felixstowe)
McCrae,
John
J. McCrae
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 09.03.1942
T/Lt. (A) 09.09.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
29.12.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
08.01.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Queen (escort carrier) (for air engineering duties)
McCurdie,
Ronald John Gibson
R.J.G. McCurdie (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McCurdie)
Son of Margaret E. McCurdie, of Glasgow.
1925
Rothesay district, Bute, Scotland
-
07.03.1945
(MPK after an air crash) [age 19]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 6, panel 7]
[commemorated at Dollar Academy War Memorial]
T/Midsh. (A) 19.05.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 1945?
Education: Dollar Academy, Dollar, Clackmannan District.
19.05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Saker (Admiralty delegation, USA) (for full flying duties and training)
? - 07.03.1945 757 Squadron RAF [HMS Rajaliya (RN Air Station, Puttalam, Ceylon)]
McDonald,
John Evans
J.E. McDonald
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A)
08.03.1945
20.03.1944
-
20.05.1944
12 Elementary Flying Training School (Goderich, Canada)
22.05.1944
-
09.09.1944
14 Service Flying Training School (Aylmer, Canada)
16.11.1944
-
19.12.1944
9 (P) Advanced Flying Unit (Errol)
26.12.1944
-
06.04.1945
1 NAFS [= Naval Advanced Flying School?] (Yeovilton) [from 06-17?.03.1945 at RN Air Station St Merryn]
09.04.1945
-
14.04.1945
HMS Ravager (escort carrier)
21.05.1945
-
27.05.1945
HMS Bambara (RN Air Station, Trincomalee, Ceylon)
27.05.1945
-
02.07.1945
pilot, 757 Squadron FAA [HMS Rajaliya (RN Air Station, Puttalam, Ceylon)]
03.07.1945
-
04.07.1945
HMS Bambara (RN Air Station, Trincomalee, Ceylon)
04.07.1945
-
17.07.1945
HMS Glory (aircraft carrier)
26.07.1945
-
27.07.1945
HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
28.07.1945
-
03.08.1945
HMS Wager (destroyer)
05.08.1945
-
08.09.1945
HMS Nabaron (Mobile Naval Air Base IV, Manus, Admiralty Island) [Navy List has 30.07.1945]
09.09.1945
-
18.09.1945
HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
27.12.1945
-
17.01.1946
HMS Nabthorpe (Mobile NAval Air Base III, Schofields)
17.01.1946
-
20.01.1946
RN Air Station Schofields
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Nabswick (Mobile Naval Air Base V, Nowra) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
McDonald,
Peter Ian
P.I. McDonald

Son of George Miliken McDonald (1887-1929) , and Alice Mary Dover (1885-1962).
Married ((06?).1939, Prescot district, Lancashire)  Beryl Constance G. Stumbles (14.03.1917 - 03.1979); one son.
07.09.1915
Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
24.01.1994
Columbia, Tuolumne, California, USA
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 20.03.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 20.03.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

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

(06.1941) - (02.1943) no appointment listed
(04.1943)     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
21.05.1943 - (02.)1944 Naval Intelligence division, Admiralty [HMS President]
02.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) (for duty at Naples)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
McDonnell,
Hector Eugene
H.E. McDonnell
?
-
1975
Dorset
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 12.09.1939 (reld > 04.1946)
Served Merchant Navy.
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements:
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
18.02.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Agamemnon (minelayer)
29.07.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Campania (escort carrier)
McDougal,
Ian George
I.G. McDougal
Son of ... McDougal, and ... Taylor.
Married ((03?).1955, Bingham district, Leicestershire / Nottinghamshire) Margaret Garratt; one son.
01.07.1915
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland
-
(06?).1981
Andover district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. 27.11.1942
T/Lt. 27.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ? ?

Mention in Despatches

MID 13.03.1945 ?
(02.1943) - (04.1943) no appointment listed
(06.1943) - (02.1944) HMS Forte IV (Coastal Forces base, Falmouth) *
18.02.1944 - (04.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM ML 226 (motor launch)
(06.1944) - (10.1944) HM ML 226 (motor launch) *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
14.02.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM ML 254 (motor launch)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
His son writes: "I understand that he trained on radar and was on board HMS Wolverine when she rammed and sank an Italian submarine in the Med. in 1942, and that he later transferred to MLs."
* indexed, but not listed as such
McDougall,
Archibald
"Archie"
A. Mcdougall
?
-
05.07.1944

(KIA) [age 31]
T/Lt.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.11.1944
attack enemy trawlers Nore 09.06.44
(03.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 229 (motor torpedo boat)
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 723 (motor torpedo boat)
McDowall,
Edward Benson
E.B. McDowall
Married ((06?).1935, Winchester district, Hampshire) Mary Ellen "Nell" Kewley (22.02.1911 - 08.1999); two sons, one daughter.
12.08.1909
Winchester district, Hampshire
-
29.08.1985

Stockbridge, Winchester district, Hampshire
Sg.Lt. 10.08.1938
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 10.08.1944 (reld 21.11.1945; medically unfit)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 08.01.1942 withdrawal from Crete [investiture 14.04.1942]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
Education: St Thomas' Hospital. MB, BCh Camb 1937, MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1934. FRCPsych 1973 (Member, 1971). DPM Eng 1958.
10.08.1939     joined RNVR (Severn Division) (List 2)
21.08.1939 - 24.02.1941 HMS Terror (Erebus class monitor) [ship sunk by aircraft off Derna] (despatches)
15.03.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Nubian (Tribal class destroyer) (DSC)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
04.03.1942 - (06.)1942 RN Auxiliary Hospital, Barrow Gurney [HMS Drake]
02.07.1942 - (06.)1943 RN Auxiliary Hospital, Knowle [HMS Victory]
28.07.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Phoebe (Dido class cruiser)
(10.1944)     HMS Phoebe (Dido class cruiser) *
04.11.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Vectis (RN base, Seaview, Isle of Wight)
23.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Stockheath Camp) (for duty in Belmont Park Camp)
Fellow Royal Society of Medicine.
From "The Naval Review", Vol. LIII No. 1 January, 1965:
Morale. The paper reproduced below, which was issued confidentially to all ships of the Mediterranean Fleet as a 'Battle Order' in 1942, has an interesting history. It was based on a much longer paper written by Surgeon Lieut.- Commander E.B. McDowall, R.N.V.R., which he read to the Royal Society of Medicine during the war and subsequently lent to Lord Moran, who made extensive use of it in his famous study of The Anatomy of Courage. McDowall joined the monitor H.M.S. Terror on the outbreak of war, and served in her until she was sunk by German bombers off Derna on 24th February 1941. Three weeks later he joined the destroyer H.M.S. Nubian, and in her took part in the evacuations from Greece and Crete, the battle of Matapan and many other arduous operations. Leaving the Nubian in Bombay he came home and did a course in psychiatry, after which he returned to the Mediterranean in the light cruiser H.M.S. Phoebe. During his eighteen months' service in her he took part in the Anzio landings, and in operations in the Dodecanese. He was also concerned in the large scale mutinies among the Greek naval and military forces stationed in Egypt in April 1944. It will thus be seen that McDowall's war experience, and his training in psychiatry, made him particularly well qualified to write on the subject of Morale. Captain Roskill learnt the outline of the foregoing story, chiefly through the kind co-operation of the department of the Medical Director General, while he was collecting material for his book The Art of Leadership. He managed to get into touch with Dr. McDowall, who is at the present time Principal Medical Oficer for Mental Health for Hampshire. Unfortunately all efforts to trace the original paper failed, although Lord Moran is known to have had a copy. However, McDowall himself managed to produce the abbreviated version, a copy of which had been sent to him during the war by the late Surgeon Commander John Keevil, the author of the first two volumes of the admirable history of Medicine and the Navy. As the subject is of perennial interest it has been thought justifiable to reprint it in full.
McEachran,
Duncan Laird
D.L. McEachran
Married Isobel ....; two daughters.
1904
Partick district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
20.01.1946
Eaton Terrace, London SW1
[age 41]
[Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent, naval reservation, grave 1578]
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
02.09.1941
T/A/Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
< 10.1944
T/A/Capt. (Sp.Br.)
11.1944-(01.1945)
T/Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
(1946)
His family (parents and siblings) had all emigrated to  Western Canada in the 192s. 0Night editor of The Daily Sketch.
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
11.1944
-
(01.)1945
Staff Officer, British Admiralty Delegation Representative (Pacific Coast) - Vancouver, B.C. [HMS Saker]
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
?
-
20.01.1946
Admiralty [HMS President]
[Family lore is that he was on a flight back from Germany shortly after the end of the war when the plane was attacked by a rogue german pilot and the pilot had to dive dramatically. He apparently died several weeks later from a brain hemorrhage attributed to the incident on the plane.]
McElroy,
Hugh Ignatius
H.I. McElroy (Photo courtesy of Mr John Mcelroy)
Married (05.07.1943, Glasgow) Mary Curran Kane; six children.
04.01.1917
Milton district, Glasgow City, Lanark,  Scotland
-
18.03.1992
Knightswood Hospital, Glasgow (Martha St) district, Glasgow City, Scotland
Seaman Steward
31.10.1940 [JX229458]
P/O Steward
02.11.1940
T/El.S.Lt.
09.04.1941
T/El.Lt.
04.01.1942 (reld 14.12.1946)
Education: St Aloysius College, Glasgow (1923-...); Glasgow University (BSc, 01.07.1938).
Schoolmaster (science).
31.10.1940
-
1940
HMS Europa (RN Patrol Central Depot, Lowestoft)
1939?
-
10.1940
HMS Helvellyn (paddle minesweeper) (West Coast of Scotland)
02.11.1940
-
08.04.1941
HMS Black Bear (armed yacht; serving as a safety ship for the Fleet Air Arm training and anti-submarines) (six months in Caribbean) [tender to HMS Goshawk (base ship, Trinidad)]
09.04.1941
-
10.10.1942
HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) (for miscellaneous services [degaussing duties])
11.10.1942
-
20.12.1942
HMS Victory IV (accounting section, nr Petersfield) [additional; for passage to UK & leave; 24.10.1942-10.11.1942 at HMS Saker (RN Transit Accommodation outside New York); 26.11.1942 disembarked UK from passage aboard "City of Exeter"]
21.12.1942
-
19.01.1943
HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (additional; for degaussing course course at HMS Revlis (degaussing establishment, Helensburgh))
20.01.1943
-
22.11.1943
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow) (as Degaussing Range Officer)
23.11.1943
-
14.11.1945
HMS Ugie Brae (drifter) (as Assistant Degaussing Wiping Officer) [based at HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)]
15.11.1945
-
(08?).1946
HMS Royal Edgar (RN base, Hamburg) (additional; for Degaussing Wiping Officer duties, Brunsbüttel, from 21.05.1946 as Degaussing Officer, Brunsbüttel) (in supervising capacity for the work of demagnitizing stations run by the Germans at Brunsbüttel, Kiel, Wilhelmshaven, etc.)
(08?).1946
-
14.12.1946
Admiralty [HMS President] (additional; for release; dispersal 08.10.1946)
Physics teacher.
McElroy,
William Alfred
W.A. McElroy
Son of Samuel and Ellen McElroy, of Sandymount, Dublin, Irish Republic.
His brother Capt. G.E.H. McElroy, MC and 2 Bars, DFC and Bar, RAF was killed in 1918.
1905/06 ?
Co. Dublin
-
23.02.1945
Zanzibar
(died of illness) [age 39]
[Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania, 2.A.30]
[commemmorated at St Mary's Church of Ireland War Memorial, Donnybrook, Dublin]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/Lt. (A)
05.08.1941
28.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
pilot, 753 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
25.02.1944
-
(06.)1944
pilot, 796 Squadron FAA [HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanga, Tanganyika)]
(10.1944)
-
(01.1945)
HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanga, Tanganyika) *
?
-
23.02.1945
726 Squadron FAA [HMS Kongoni (RN base, Durban)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
McEvoy,
Joseph
"Joe"
J. McEvoy
Son of CSM Joseph McEvoy, Yorkshire Regiment (who was killed in 1917), and Anne Mary McEvoy, of Fagley.
1914 ?
-
15.11.1942
(KIA) [age 28]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 1]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
08.09.1941
Education: St Bede's RC Grammar School (1924-1932); trained as a teacher at St. Mary's College, Mill Hill, London
Primary school teacher at St Anne's RC Primary School Bradford.
09.1939


volunteered for RNVR service



trained at HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent), HMS St Vincent (Air Branch Officers' training establishment, Gosport), No. 14 Elementary Flying Training School, Elmdon & in Canada
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
?
-
16.03.1942
HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, near Winchester)
17.03.1942

-

13.05.1942

pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast) (for RAF base, Sydenham)]
14.05.1942
-
26.10.1942
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton)]
27.10.1942
-
15.11.1942
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Dasher (escort carrier)] [lost in the sinking by a German
submarine of HMS Avenger on returning home to the UK from Operation 'Torch' in N. Africa]
A.S.A.A. (Hons.) [possibly referring to the Amateur Swimming Association].
McFadeyan,
John Colin
J.C. McFadeyan
?
-
Prob. S.Lt.
04.08.1939
Lt.
1941?, seniority 04.08.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
> 06.1943, < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1940)


HMS London II *
10.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
HMS Lancaster (destroyer)
12.05.1941
-
(06.)1943
HMS Leeds (destroyer)
23.06.1943
-
(07.1945)
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
McFarlane,
John Douglas
J.D. McFarlane
Son of ... McFarlane, and ... Hill.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
27.11.1920
Southampton district, Hampshire
-
(03?).1977
High Peak district, Derbyshire
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 28.07.1941
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 27.11.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 28.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
28.10.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Minos II (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
19.09.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
22.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Nigeria (cruiser) (for radar duties)
20.03.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Trumpeter (escort carrier)
03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Cleopatra (cruiser)
McFerran,
Keith
K. McFerran
?
-
T/Lt.
13.12.1940 (reld 1945/46)
Mention in Despatches MID
03.11.1942
attacked U-boat 24.03.42
(03.1942)


HM ML 244 (motor launch)
03.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 514 (motor gun boat)
19.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Bee (Coastal Forces base, Holyhead)
McGrath,
Malcolm William
see: Civil Officers' section  
McGrath,
Michael Desmond
M.D. McGrath
Married Moira O'Brien; three sons.
(12?).1920
Dublin North district, Dublin, Ireland
-
T/A/S.Lt. 05.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 05.09.1943
T/Lt. 05.09.1945 (reld 12.07.1946)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
12.05.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Geranium (corvette)
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945) - (10.1945) HMS Geranium (corvette) *
10.12.1945 - (04.)1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Wye (frigate)
* indexed, but not listed as such
McGregor,
John Macdonald
J.M. McGregor
Married 1st Marion Riddick (1915-1948), daughter of John Riddick (1866-), and Marion Gray (1875-); one son.
Married 2nd ...
17.07.1911
-
?
Canada
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 07.12.1941 (reld 02.1946)
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements:
07.12.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Cavina (ocean boarding vessel)
29.04.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
(08.1942) - (08.1943) HMS Isle of Sark (auxiliary training ship for RDF training) *
24.09.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Tasajera (tank landing ship)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
McGregor,
John Miller
J.M. McGregor
From Glasgow.
1910 ?
Cathcart district, Glasgow, Scotland ?
-
T/Lt.
19.09.1942
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 22.06.45]
26.07.1942
-
(07.1945)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing craft, tank (LCTs))
(06.1944)
 
 
HM LCI (L) ... (landing craft infantry (large))
McGuire,
John Leslie
J.L. McGuire
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A)
29.04.1944
T/Lt. (A)
29.04.1946
12.04.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
23.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Arbiter (escort carrier)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
McHaffie,
Richard James
R.J. McHaffie
Son of Arnold E. McHaffie and Agnes Jane McHaffie, of Wood Green, Middlesex.
(06?).1923
Hackney district, Greater London
-
10.10.1944
[age 21]
[Colvend Parish Churchyard, section L, grave 34 - 35 - 36]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
?
-
10.01.1944
HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry
McIlwraith,
Alan Doxford
A.D. Mcilwraith
(06?).1909
St Albans, Herts.
-
T/Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
13.10.1942
action R-boats Dover Straits 16.08.42
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
-
landing French persons on enemy shores 06-07.43
Greek War Cross 3rd class (04.07.1944; salvage of Adrias mined in the Aegean)



Commanding Officer, HM MGB 609 (motor gun boat)



19th MGB Flotilla
McIlwraith,
James
J. McIlwraith (Photo courtesy of Helen McIlwraith)
Son of James and May McIlwraith, of Filton, Gloucestershire.
11.02.1922
Glasgow
-
11.05.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5, panel 6]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
Education: Kingswood Grammar school, Bristol
1941
-
1941
HMS St Vincent (Air Branch officers' training establishment, Gosport)
1941
-
1942
flying training, HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)
01.01.1943
-
11.05.1944
observer, 825 Squadron FAA [RAF Coastal Command, from 03.1943 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier), from 12.1943 HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
McInnes,
Anthony John
A.J. McInnes (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim McInnes)
Son of ... McInnes, and ... Hendy.
Married ((06?).1951, Bucklow district, Cheshire / Lancashire) Majorie Lockyear.
(06?).1925
Bridgwater district, Somerset
-
Ord.Sea. ? [D/JX651642]
T/Midsh. 14.07.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 15.11.1944
T/S.Lt. 15.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
05.1943     enlisted RNVR
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
15.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Hart (sloop)
McInnes,
John McDonald
"Jack"
J.McD. McInnes
From Glasgow.
?
-
Ord.Sea.
?
T/S.Lt.
25.05.1944 (reld 25.03.1946)
25.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty):



First Lieutenant, HM LCT 1036 (landing craft, tank)



First Lieutenant, HM LCT 1227 (landing craft, tank)
McIntosh,
David
D. McIntosh (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McIntosh)
Married (26.03.1943, Wilmslow Church, Bucklow district, Cheshire) Margaret E. Whibley; three sons.
18.06.1920
Ireland
-
19.10.2006
Ord.Sea.? 1940
T/S.Lt. 27.11.1942
T/Lt. 01.04.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
10.12.1942 - (04.)1945 HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate)
01.04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
McIsaac,
Michael Francis
M.F. McIsaac
Youngest child (with six brothers and one sister) of William and Mary McIsaac.
Married ((06?).1944, Weston-super-Mare district, Somerset) Bridget M. "Brenda" Collins (died 1998); two sons, one daughter.
21.08.1913
Port-au-Port, Newfoundland
-
12.02.2003
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ord.Sea. 08.01.1940
T/S.Lt. 15.11.1940
T/Lt. 15.11.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ? (reld 23.07.1944; disability)
08.01.1940     enlisted RNVR
(02.1941)     HMS Tormentor (RN base, Warsash) *
? - 11.1941 HMS Maloja (armed merchant cruiser)
11.1941 - (03.1942) HMS Princess Josephine Charlotte (troop transport ship)
10.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (Indian Ocean)
* indexed, but not listed as such
McKean,
John
J. McKean

Son (with one sister and one brother) of William McKean (1858-1928), and Jessie MacDonald (1864-).
Married (15.10.1934, Gordon Street, Glasgow) Isabella Jackson Watt (1902-1995); ... children (one son?).
10.05.1898
Glasgow, Scotland
-
1989
Glasgow, Scotland
T/Lt. 07.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 04.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Obtained civil aviator's certificate (No. 9522), taken on a De Havilland 60 Gipsy Moth 100 h.p. at Scottish Flying Club on 05.10.1930.
07.01.1941 - (08.)1941 Miscellaneous Weapon Development Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
06.08.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Leyland (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
02.12.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Skyrack (patrol vessel)
30.06.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Sealyham (anti-submarine warfare whaler)
(08.1943) - (02.1944) no appointment listed
[shown as Commanding Officer, HMS Kingston Beryl (anti-submarine warfare trawler) from 15.11.1943, but not shown as such in the name index; the vessel was lost 25.12.1943]
(04.1944) - (04.1945) HMS Irwell (trawler base, Birkenhead, Cheshire) *
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
Pork butcher.
* indexed, but not listed as such
McKee,
Harold
H. McKee
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 06.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 04.1943, < 08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

George Medal

GM 23.01.1941 mine disposal [investiture 27.05.41]
(12.1940)     HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) *
06.12.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
(06.1941) - (10.1941) no appointment listed
(12.1941) - (08.1943) HMS Proserpine (minesweeper and anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow) *
11.10.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
13.12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Pigmy (submarine base, Gibraltar)
* indexed, but not listed as such
McKenzie,
James Fenwick
J.F. McKenzie (probably even signature of his brother T. McKenzie)
Son of late Daniel and Jessie Fenwick McKenzie.
Married (1928) Olivia, daughter of Thomas Snell, of Bangalore, S. India.
Residence: (1947)
1889
-
T/Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
16.03.1944 (reld 30.11.1945; commission terminated)
T/A/Capt. (Sp.Br.)
< 07.1945
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
03.07.1945
salvage & port clearance NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
13.03.1945
assault Normandy 06-11.44
Education: Glasgow High School
Submarine Engineer & Salvage Contractor.
(06.1944)
-
(11.1944)
Staff of Flag Officer Assault Area for the Normandy landings
1945


Deputy Principal Salvage Officer on the staff of the Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief Expeditionary Force (Northwest Europe)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
McKenzie,
Thomas
T. McKenzie
Son of late Daniel and Jessie Fenwick McKenzie.
Married (1911) Isabelle McKenzie McMorland, Ayrshire; two daughters.
Last residence: Shandon, Dunbartonshire.
11.12.1891
-
25.04.1954
Cdre. 2nd cl. (Sp.Br.)
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
06.03.1945
salvage operations ports of France *
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
1941
?
Commander, Order of Oranje-Nassau (Netherlands) OON
25.11.1947
services to the Netherlands
* For distinguished service in organising salvage operations in the liberated ports in the British Assault Area in France.
Education: Glasgow High School; AMIMechE
Commenced Salvage career, 1911, on completion of shipbuilding apprenticeship; work on own account, 1911-1914; Clyde Navigation Trust, 1914-1915; Admiralty Salvage Department, 1915-1919; Salvage and survey work abroad, 1920-1923; Chief Salvage Officer on salvage of ex­German Fleet at Scapa, 1924-1932; General Manager Metal Industries, Scapa, on ex­German Fleet Salvage, 1933-1939.
1939


Admiralty Chief Salvage Officer
1944
-
1945
Commodore RNVR and Principal Salvage Officer on the staff of the Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief Expeditionary Force (Northwest Europe)
Managing Director Metal Industries Salvage Ltd, 1943; Director of Metal Industries Ltd, Shipbreaking Industries Ltd, Metal Industries (Metal Division). Director Metal Industries Ltd, Hughes Bolckow Shipbreaking Co., Shipbreaking Industries Ltd.
McKettrick,
Alexander Stewart
A.S. McKettrick (Photo courtesy of Mr Danny Mercer)
Married ((06?).1943, Brighton district, Sussex) Maud E. Pritchett; ... children (one daughter?).
26.05.1917
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
11.1999
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
T/S.Lt. 01.07.1941
T/Lt. 26.05.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
01.08.1941 - (02.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 13 (motor gun boat) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
15.02.1943 - (10.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 322 (motor gun boat)
11.1944 - (05?).1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 781 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     HM MTB 781 (motor torpedo boat) *
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
McKevitt,
Arthur Thomas William
A.T.W. McKevitt
Son of Bernard Arthur John McKevitt (1885-1963), and Emily Veasey (1888-1973), of Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Married ((06?).1937, Poole district, Dorset) Nellie May Dorey (02.05.1912 - 10.1985); one daughter.
02.04.1912
Ringwood district, Hampshire
-
31.12.1942
[age 32?]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 76, column 3]
A/Ldg.Sea. ?
T/S.Lt. 06.11.1941
T/Lt. 02.04.1942
British Empire Medal BEM 14.04.1942 protection convoys [investiture 21.07.42]
(1941)     Anti-Aircraft Guard Culmore (BEM)
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
02.04.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Iron Duke (RN base, Scapa Flow)
10.1942 - 31.12.1942 HMS Bramble (Halcyon class minesweeper) (ship sunk by German surface force in Barentz Sea)
McKiernan,
Arnold Thomas
A.T. McKiernan
1918
-
T/S.Lt. 12.03.1942
T/Lt. 30.06.1943
Education: High School ...; MA.
17.04.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS Azalea (corvette)
29.03.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for disposal)
Assistant master at Augusfield House School. Organist, Christ Church, Dublin, 1955-1980.
McKinstry,
Norman Arthur
N.A. McKinstry
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A)
12.07.1944
       
01.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 1849 & 1850 Squadrons FAA
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
McLachlan,
Lachlan
L. McLachlan
?
-
14.12.1944
(MPK)
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 93, column 1]
T/Sg.Lt.
08.10.1943
Education: MB, ChB
08.12.1943
-
(10.)1944
Medical Officer, HMS Sphinx (accommodation camp, Alexandria, Egypt)
1944
-
14.12.1944
Medical Officer, HMS Aldenham (destroyer) (missing, presumed killed when ship was mined in north-east Adriatic)
McLean,
John David Ruari [McDowall Hardie]
J.D.R. McLean
Son of late John Thomson McLean and late Isabel Mary McLean (née Ireland).
Married (1945) Antonia Maxwell Carlisle (died 1995); two sons, one daughter.

Times obituary
Guardian obituary
10.06.1917
Newton Stewart, Galloway
-
27.03.2006
Isle of Mull
Ord.Tel.
?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.06.1942
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1973
for services to typography

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.02.1944
reconnaissance enemy coast Arakan 10.43
Mention in Despatches MID
07.12.1943
liaison FS Rubis
Mention in Despatches MID
23.01.1945
canoe sortie enemy beaches North Sumatra (Operation Frippery) 08.44
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
1942
liaison FS Rubis
Education: Dragon School, Oxford; Eastbourne College
First studied printing under B.H. Newdigate at Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford, 1936. Industrial printing experience in Germany and England, 1936-1938; with The Studio, 1938; Percy Lund Humphries, Bradford, 1939.



telegrapher, HMS Windsor (destroyer)
(1942?)


British Naval Liaison Officer, [Free] French Ship "Rubis" (submarine) (based at Dundee)
01.04.1943





01.04.1943
16.08.1943
-





-
-
(08.1944)





(08.)1943
(08.1944)
Second-in-Command, COPP 7 (Combined Operations Pilotage Party 7), officially designated as: Naval Party 735 (Scotland, Arakan, Sumatra)
[conducting dangerous reconnaissance surveys of Japanese-held beaches in Burma and Sumatra]
HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inveraray)

HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay)]
07.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty) (for duty with Inter-Service Topographical Department)
Freelance typographer and author. Penguin Books, 1945-1946; Book Designer (freelance), 1946-1953; Tutor in Typography, Royal College of Art, 1948-1951; Typographic Adviser to Hulton Press, 1953; Founder Partner, Rainbird, McLean Ltd, 1951-1958; Founder Editor, and Designer, Motif, 1958-1967. Typographic Consultant to The Observer, 1960-1964; Hon. Typographic Adviser to HM Stationery Office, 1966-1980. Sandars Reader in Bibliography, Univ. of Cambridge, 1982-1983; Alexander Stone Lectr in Bibliophily, Univ. of Glasgow, 1984. Member: Nat. Council for Diplomas in Art and Design, 1971; Vis. Cttee of RCA, 1977-1983; Academic Adv. Committee, Heriot­Watt University for Edinburgh Coll. of Art, 1978-1996. Crown Trustee, Nat. Library of Scotland, 1981-. American Printing History Assoc. Individual Award, 1993.
Published
: George Cruikshank, 1948; Modern Book Design, 1958; Wood Engravings of Joan Hassall, 1960; Victorian Book Design, 1963, rev. edn 1972; Tschichold's Typographische Gestaltung (trans.), 1967; (ed) The Reminiscences of Edmund Evans, 1967; Magazine Design, 1969; Victorian Publishers' Book­bindings in Cloth and Leather, 1973; Jan Tschichold, Typographer, 1975; Joseph Cundall, 1976; (ed) Edward Bawden: A Book of Cuts, 1979; Thames and Hudson Manual of Typography, 1980; Victorian Publishers' Book­Bindings in Paper, 1983; The Last Cream Bun (drawings by Roger Pettiward), 1984; Benjamin Fawcett, Engraver and Colour Printer, 1988; (ed) Edward Bawden, War Artist, 1989; Nicolas Bentley drew the Pictures, 1990; Tschichold's Die neue Typographie (trans.), 1994; (ed) Typographers on Type, 1995. Half seas under : seaman, submariner, canoeist (2003).
McLean,
Leonard Alexander Thomas
L.A.T. McLean (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)
?
-
Sg.Lt.Cdr. (D) 28.10.1931
Sg.Cdr. (D) 01.12.1940
Education: LDS.
14.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
McLean-Laing *,
Francis Henry
"Frank"
F.H. McLean-Laing
Son of T.J. McLean-Laing, solicitor in Edinburgh, and Rhoda Margaret Bpase.
Married (19.09.1942) Nessa Miller, daughter of Mathew Barkley Miller and Margaret Miller, of Williamsgill, Hallbankgate, Cumberland.


* using the name nowadays as: F.H.M. Laing
26.05.1919
-
[03.2007 still alive in Canada]
Ord.Tel.
1940?
T/S.Lt.
10.04.1941
T/A/Lt.
?
T/Lt.
10.10.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
11.1939
-
(05?).1940
HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
(06?).1940
-
1940
HMS Penelope (cruiser) (following her return from Norway where she had run aground)
1940
-
1941?
HMS Georgetown (destroyer) (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
1941?
-
1941?
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers'  training establishment, Lancing & Hove, Sussex)
05.05.1941
-
(02.1943)
Kite and Balloon Section, Department of Miscellaneous Weapon Development, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(12.1941)


Kite Balloon Officer, Methil, Fife [HMS Cochrane II *]
1943
- 1943 HMS Toreador (ex-Sambur; for protection of convoys through the Dover Straits, Hellfire alley, en route to Southampton)
1943
- 1943 Assistant Small Boat Pool Officer in Freetown, Sierra Leone
09.08.1943
- (06.1944) HMS Ambitious (minsweeping depot ship at the Mulberry harbours at Normandy)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Emigrated to Canada.
* (12.1941) indexed under HMS Cochrane II, but listed under Miscellaneous Weapons Development Department
McLeod,
Alexander
"Alex"
A. McLeod (Photo courtesy of Mr Douglas T. Newbigin)
From Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire.
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
27.06.1940
T/Lt.
27.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
04.04.1944
Aegean operations 09-11.43
05.11.1940
-
(02.1941)
First Lieutenant, MTB 214 [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
06.08.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria):
(09.1943)
-
(11.1943)
Levant Schooner 2
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Thruster (fighter direction ship)
McLister,
Thomas Joseph
"Tom"
T.J. McLister (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert McLister)
Married 1st  Emily Iris McKinstry, of Mosside, Dunmury, Belfast; two sons.
Married 2nd Deborah "Debby" Anne Bearse, of Centerville, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA; one daughter, one son.

Addresses: (1957) 71 Carbery Avenue, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Hampshire & c/o McKinstry, Mosside, Dunmurry, Belfast; (1959) c/o DMS, Northern Region, Kaduna, Nigeria; (1967) Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada
05.01.1922
-
11.11.1993
T/Midsh. (A) 30.08.1941
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 05.01.1942
T/S.Lt. (A) 01.12.1942
T/Lt. (A) 05.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Queen's University, Belfast (MB, BCh, BAO 19.07.1952).
06.1940     joined RNVR
09.01.1941 - 08.1941 No. 24 Elementary Flying School (Luton Airport) [first solo flight 13.03.1941; flying badge 06.07.1941]
27.08.1941 - 09.1941 advanced flying training at Netheravon on Salisbury Plain
10.09.1941 - 31.10.1941 pilot, 786 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)]
05.11.1941 - 27.11.1941 pilot, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
13.03.1942 - 29.05.1942 pilot, 775 Squadron FAA
02.06.1942 - 15.08.1942 pilot, 826 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)]
[S.Lt. T.J. McLister and S.Lt. K. Chapelow failed to return on 15.8.1942, both taken POW. The Albacore being shot down by anti-aircraft at night over Mersa Matruh harbour. The aircraft force landed in the sea. The  crew were 7 hrs in a dinghy and were captured by Italian forces after landing.]
15.08.1942 - 1945 POW in Italian/German captivity
19.07.1945 - 14.08.1945 798 Squadron FAA (for refresher course)
21.09.1945 - 21.11.1945 HMS Pintail (RN Air Station, Nutts Corner, Crumlin, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland)
24.11.1945 - 30.11.1945 HMS Godwit (RN Air Station, Peplow)
05.12.1945 - 11.01.1946 HMS Pintail (RN Air Station, Nutts Corner, Crumlin, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Medical Officer, Northern Region, Nigeria, late 1950s.

McMillan,
James William
J.W. McMillan
1922 ?
[Swinton, Gtr. Manchester ?]
-
13.11.1942
(KIA) (age 20)
[Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
?
-
13.11.1942
HMS Malagas
McMullan,
Henry Wallace
H.W. McMullan
20.02.1909
-
18.05.1988
T/Lt.
20.09.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
1967

Worked on Belfast Telegraph and Belfast Newsletter; Producer and Commentator, BBC NI, 1930
1939
-
1945
Map Room, Admiralty
Head of Programmes, BBC NI, 1945-69; Member of Independent Broadcasting Authority (formerly Independent Television Authority), 1971-74.
McMullan,
Robert McCowan
R.M. McMullan
?
-
T/Lt.
01.08.1943
24.01.1944
24.01.1944
07.12.1945
-
-
-
(04.1946)
07.12.1945
(04.1946)
HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
Signals Officer
First Lieutenant
McMullin,
Daniel
D. McMullin (Photo courtesy of Kate Chapman)
Married Dorothea ...; ... children (one daughter?).
1905
-
02.1952
Surrey North Western district, Surrey
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 01.11.1940 (reld 12.04.1946)

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

(02.1941)     no appointment listed
01.02.1941 - (04.)1945 HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) (additional; for various services)
[base was abandoned 11.02.1942; most probably captured and POW in Japanese captivity 1942-1945]
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
His granddaughter writes: "My mother said that he served in various small boats and one was eventually sunk hence he ended up a prisoner of war at Palembang. At Christmas 1941 he was in hospital in Singapore [Alexandra Hospital] and she remembered going to visit him there and being allowed [aged 10] to talk to the survivors of the HMS Prince of Wales and the HMS Hood who were also there. He had previously worked for Shell in Malaysia and Japan and left them to join the RNVR after his experiences in Japan. His wife and young family were already therefore in Singapore with him and were evacuated to Australia. His wife, Mrs Dorothea McMullin, worked for Navy Command in Singapore until she was evacuated on the SS Narkunda with her children. My mother also told me that he stayed on to give evidence at the war crimes trials before eventually returning to his job as an accountant with Shell. His health was severely affected by his treatment in Sumatra and he died of throat cancer."
McNaught,
Duncan Arthur Hutchison
D.A.H. McNaught
Son of William McNaught, MA (1882-1956), Church of Scotland minister, and Jean Cruickshanks MacIntyre (1879-1971).
Married (27.07.1943, Shawlands, Glasgow) Margaret Stanford Wighton (1917-2008), daughter of Stanford Wighton (1873-1917), and Margaret Hamilton Gourlay (1875-1944), of Shawlands; ... children (one son?).
07.05.1917
Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland
-
1990
Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland
T/Sg.Lt. 09.06.1941 (reld 19.05.1946)
Sg.Lt. 16.06.1949, seniority 09.05.1944 (reld 17.05.1951)
Education: University of Aberdeen (MB, ChB, 1940; DA Eng 1956).
House surgeon Perth & Aberdeen Royal Infirmaries, 1940-1941.
28.06.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Quorn (Hunt class destroyer)
09.07.1942 - (08.)1942 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(10.1942)     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
(12.1942)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
12.01.1943 - (02.)1943 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
26.03.1943 - (10.)1944 French Ship "Courbet"
14.12.1944 - (01.)1945 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
05.01.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Defiance (training establishment & base for minesweeping, anti-submarine & auxiliary patrol vessels, Devonport)
15.08.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Finisterre (Battle class destroyer)
16.06.1949 - 17.05.1951 transferred, List I of Permanent RNVR (Tay Division)
House physician, Aberdeen City Hospital and Perth Royal Infirmary, and medical registrar, Perth Royal Infirmary, 1946-1948.General practitioner, Perth, 1948. Medical Officer, Jokai Tea Co., Panitola P.O., Assam, India from 1951, and principal Medical Officer from 1959.
* indexed, but not listed as such
McNay,
Alexander McInnes
A.M. McNay
1920 ?
[Wishaw, S'clyde. Scotland ?]
-
13.11.1942
(KIA) (age 22)
[Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery]
T/S.Lt. (A) 31.01.1942

A.M. McNay (Photo courtesy of Alta Griffiths)

? - 13.11.1942 HMS Malagas (RN Air Station, Wingfield, nr Capetown, South Africa)
McOwan,
Bernard Murdoch
B.M. McOwan
23.08.1908
-
28.04.1978

Wellington, Telford, Shrewsbury district, Salop
T/Sg.Lt.
12.03.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
> 10.1943, < 12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: MRCS, LRCP, MB, BS
Worked in China as a medical missionary.
12.03.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (additional; for miscellaneous service)
05.08.1941
-
(06.)1944
HMS King Alfred II (training establishment, Mowden School) 
19.08.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton)
11.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Golden Hind (RN depot, Sydney, NSW)
McQuoid-Mason,
Jan Theunis
see: SANF(V) section  
Meachen,
Clifford Owen Brown
C.O.B. Meachen
Only son of Owen Edward Morris Meachen and Maude Elizabeth Brown.
Married (1939, Marylebone, London) Gertrude Stuart (1900-1981); no children.
Residence: (1945) Hammersmith, London.
14.06.1910
West Ham, London
-
28.06.1995
Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire
T/S.Lt.
25.09.1942
T/Lt.
25.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
05.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS BYMS 2055 (British Yard minesweeper)
Post-war a company director.
Mead,
Frederick Nicholas
"Nick"
F.N. Mead F.N. Mead
Second son of Cdr. Hilary Poland Mead, RN, and Gweneth Atkinson, of Blackheath, London.
Younger brother of Lt. Patrick Hilary Mead, The Buffs.
Residence: (1945)  Gravesend.
Married ((09?).1943, Lewisham district, Kent) Phyllis P. "Fidge" Foster-Smith (predeceased him); two sons, one daughter

19.03.1921
Queenstown, Co. Cork, S. Ireland
-
12.06.2015
Amberglen, Howick, South Africa
Ordinary Seaman 1940
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 19.03.1942
T/Lt. 15.07.1944

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 07.09.1943 U-boat destroyed Western Approaches 05.1943 [investiture 20.07.1945]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 10.07.1945 destruction U-boat 06.04.1945 [investiture 20.07.1945]
In May 1943 Mead was the anti-submarine officer in Broadway, leader of Escort Group C2, when the homeward-bound Convoy HX 237, laden with food and supplies for the Allied war effort, was attacked by three wolf packs of German U-boats north-east of the Azores. On May 12 Swordfish aircraft from the escort carrier Biter detected a U-boat, and Mead, directed by the frigate Lagan, hunted the U-89 and sank it in a silent or “creeping” attack. Two other U-boats were sunk during the convoy battle and several others damaged and forced to return to base. Though three merchant ships were lost, 35 arrived safely in Britain. Convoy HX 237 was one more victory in a month later known as Black May for the German U-boat campaign. Karl Dönitz, the man in charge of the campaign, ordered all U-boats to be temporarily withdrawn from the Atlantic. Temporary Sub-Lieutenant Mead was awarded the DSC for his gallantry, skill and devotion to duty. Two years later, on the morning of April 6 1945, Mead was first lieutenant of the anti-submarine destroyer Watchman, escorting Convoy VWP 16 on its return from France to Portsmouth. The German submarine U-1195 detected propeller noises as it lay on the seabed and rose to attack the convoy. The German commander fired two homing torpedoes, one of which sank an empty troopship; Mead, keeping the morning watch on the bridge, immediately counter-attacked using Hedgehog, Watchman’s forward-throwing anti-submarine mortar, and sank U-1195 at the first pass.
Education: Dorset House, Littehampton; Tonbridge School (1935.1-1938; Parkside).
Prior to the outbreak of war Mead studied at a crammer and had passed the entrance exams for Dartmouth, but his course was cancelled. While waiting for his call-up papers he joined the Oxford and Cambridge forestry camp in the Forest of Dean.
      HMS Victorious (Illustrious class aircraft carrier)
19.03.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Broadway (destroyer)
06.09.1943 - (07.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Watchman (destroyer)
(09?.)1945 - (03.1946?) First Lieutenant, HMS Taff (frigate)
03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship) (Trincomalee)
Worked as a property developer, a film-maker and a car-dealer. In 1948 he emigrated with his wife and two children to Rhodesia, where he took up farming, running (and later owning) two large estates. He improved the land by building dams, and, anticipating a glut of tobacco, diversified into fruit-growing in the 1960s. From 1970 to 1980 he was chairman of Favco, the Rhodesian fruit-growers cooperative. He also joined the police reserve on anti-terrorist patrols and in 1979 was awarded a medal for long service. In 2003 he sold his land and settled in South Africa.
Meade-Fetherstonhaugh,
the Hon. Sir Herbert
see: RNR officers' section  
Meadowcroft,
George
G. Meadowcroft
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. 1943?
T/S.Lt. 21.11.1943
T/Lt. 21.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
06.1943 - 06.04.1944 HMS Slinger (escort carrier)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HMS Assistance (aircraft depot and repair ship *
(04.1946)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Meakin,
John Arthur
J.A. Meakin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Meakin) J.A. Meakin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Meakin)
J.A. Meakin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Meakin)
Son of Thomas Wood Meakin (1874-1957), and Alice Robbins (1880-1945) of Verdant Lane, Catford.
Married (09.1939, Lewisham district, Kent) Kathleen Rose H. Chandler (1909-2001); two sons.
27.09.1913
Catford, Lewisham district, London
-
21.11.1998
Mid Warwickshire district, Warwickshire
Ord. Sea. 04.1940 [P/JX 192646]
AB Sea. 06.1940
Cadet 07.1941
T/S.Lt. 23.10.1941
T/A/Lt. 23.10.1942 (reld 23.02.1946)
Education: St Dunstan’s College, Lewisham.
04.1940 - 06.1940 training at "Flying Fox" (former Reserve Drill School, Bristol, now in use for Merchant Navy defence courses)
06.1940 - 06.1941 served for gunnery duties on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships in Atlantic convoys
06.1940 - 07.1940 SS Balfe
08.1940 - 03.06.1941 SS Christian J Kampmann
07.1941 - 23.10.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
12.1941 - 28.12.1941 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
29.12.1941 - (04.)1944 HMS Beaver II (RN base, Immingham) (for duty at Hull; for fitting out gunnery duties)
14.09.1944 - 23.02.1946 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
Meakin,
Richard Spurrier
R.S. Meakin
Son of ... Meakin, and ... Spurrier.
(09?).1917
Burton district, Staffordshire
-
05.2006
[age 88]
Stroud, Gloucestershire
T/S.Lt. (A)
29.07.1940
T/Lt. (A)
21.07.1942
Education: DFH (Diploma of Faraday House)
25.11.1940
-
(02.1941)
pilot, 827 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton)]
28.04.1943
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 781 Squadron FAA {HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
Worked at Alexandra Palace TV Station, late 1940s/early 1950s.
Medlycott,
Denis Ian
D.I. Medlycott
Son of Harold Robert Medlycott, and Florence Helen Milne.
Married (07.1950, Singapore) Margaret Hermance Frey; two sons, one daughter.
17.03.1923
Raleigh, Rochford district, Essex
-

Western Australia
Prob. T/El.Midsh. 04.10.1943
T/A/El.S.Lt. 15.04.1944
T/El.S.Lt. 15.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
(12.1943)     HMS Claverhouse II (minesweeper base, Granton) *
(02.1944) - (06.1944) HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Port Edgar) *
25.09.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Gipsy (destroyer)
26.03.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea) (for duty at Cardiff)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Meldon,
Charles Vivian
C.V. Meldon (Photo courtesy of Mrs Vivian Collins)
?
-
T/A/Lt. 31.08.1940
T/Lt. 17.07.1942, seniority 31.08.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
23.07.1940 - (02.)1943 HMS Pine (Tree class trawler) [from 11.1941 Commanding Officer] [probably based at HMS Marshal Soult (trawler base, Portsmouth)]
28.09.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Grecian (Catherine class minesweeper)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Mellonie,
Jacques Cyril [Marie]
"Peter"
J.C. Mellonie
Only son of Maj. Thomas Cyril Mellonie, MBE (1889-1964), and Mrs Mellonie, of Redstacks, Beckenham, Kent.
Married ((06?).1946, Hull district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Jean Margaret Farrow, MTC, RN (04.06.1919 - (03?).1974), second daughter of Mr & Mrs William C. Farrow, of Maralin, Newland Park, Hull.
30.07.1916
France
-
(03?).1980
Cuckfield district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. 20.09.1940
T/A/Lt. 20.09.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG 14.03.1945 Operation Dragoon (invasion S France)
Education: Cambridge University (D.Lit.).
      enlisted as a rating
(12.1940) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
(10.1942) - (08.1943) British Naval Liaison Officer, French destroyer "Léopard" *
(10.1943) - (02.1944) French Ship "Duquesne" *
(04.1944) - (06.1944) French Ship "Suffren" *
(10.1944)     French Ship "Gloire" *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Mellor,
Eric
E. Mellor
Son of John Richard and Sarah Elizabeth Mellor.
Married Dorothy ...; two sons (twins), two daughters.
1910
Mossley, Lancashire
-
(09?).1968
Wirral district, Cheshire
Coder ?
T/A/S.Lt. 08.10.1943
T/S.Lt. 08.04.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
?     HMS Gentian (corvette) & (possibly) HMS Loch Awe (frigate)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
03.01.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Pelorus (Algerine class minesweeper)
Civil servant.
Mellor,
William Herbert
W.H. Mellor
1922 ?
-
2002 ?
T/S.Lt. (E)
27.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
16.02.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Pennywort (corvette)
12.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS St Bride's Bay (frigate)
Mellows,
John William Miles
J.W.M. Mellows
Son of William Ernest Valentine Mellows (1894-1971), and Lilian Laura Handshaw (1894-1982), of West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.
22.11.1923
Salisbury, Wiltshire
-
10.06.1944
(MPK) [age 20]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5, panel 6]
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
15.05.1944 - 10.06.1944 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus)] (for FFD & training) (missing, presumed killed in an air crash)
Melvin *,
Kenneth John
K.J. Melvin
Son of John Melvin, and Martha Elizabeth Penney.
Husband of Jane Allen-Melvin (née ...).

* from early 1960s known by last name of
Allen-Melvin.
09.06.1923
Devonport district, Devon
-
12.1995
Tavistock district, Devon
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
02.01.1944
T/Lt.
07.10.1946, seniority 02.01.1946 (reld 1947)
T/Lt.
1951, seniority 07.02.1950 (reld 13.05.1954)
RAF:
 
F/O
28.06.1954 [503640]
F/Lt.
16.04.1958, seniority 01.07.1956 (retd 27.08.1964)
1940
 
 
joined RNVR, serving as a rating
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
21.10.1944
-
(04.1946)
HM LST 199 (landing ship, tank)
(05.1953)
 
 
HMS Musketeer *
28.06.1954
 
 
permanent commission, RAF (Marine Branch)
12.02.1962


transferred, RAF (Provost Branch)
15.08.1962
 
 
Assistant to the Provost Marshal
* indexed, but not listed as such
Menhinick,
William Frederick
W.F. Menhinick
Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Edward Peter Menhinick, and Eveline Mary A. Pile.
Married ((09?).1942, Ilford district, Essex) Gladys Mary Ditton (21.03.1921 - 08.2000); one son.
12.10.1920
Wandsworth district, London
-
01.08.1997
Surrey Northern district, Surrey (formerly of Shepperton, Middlesex)
T/Paym.S.Lt. 23.09.1942
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 01.07.1944 (reld > 07.1946)
16.10.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow) (for cypher staff)
25.02.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea)
15.09.1945 - (07.1946) RN Barracks, Singapore [HMS Sultan]
Accountant.
Menzies,
Ian Robert
"Bob"
I.R. Menzies
Son of ... Menzies, and ... Lloyd.
Married 1st (1948) Cosette Lederry (marriage dissolved); three sons.
Married 2nd Christine Brouet-Menzies; one son.
10.05.1920
Kensington district, London
-
22.07.2003
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 10.05.1941
T/Lt. 08.11.1943 (reld 01.01.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 28.11.1944 9 war patrols Mediterranean [investiture 02.02.45]
Education: Oundle School; Jesus College, Cambridge University (read engineering, later changing to geography; 1938)
08.07.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Vivacious (destroyer)
18.05.1942 - 14.07.1942 course, HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth)
15.07.1942 - 08.09.1942 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
09.09.1942 - 06.10.1942 HMS P 511 (submarine)
07.10.1942 - 1942? HMS H 32 (submarine)
1942? - 23.01.1943 HMS H 50 (submarine)
24.01.1943 - 16.09.1945 First Lieutenant, HMS P 65 (submarine), redesignated: HMS Upstart (submarine) [temporarily in command 30.01.1945-04.02.1945 & 13.02.1945-20.03.1945]
17.09.1945 - 01.01.1946 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (additional)
Was a half-blue for cross country running, 1946. Went to Uganda, 1948, where he was a magistrate and administrator until 1954, trainer and manager of the Ugandan athletics team (1954–57) and personnel manager of the Roan Antelope copper mines (1957–64). He was Executive Secretary of the World Council of Churches (1964–70), and, for a year from 1964, International Director of International Social Service. From 1971 to 1981 he was administrative director of the Swiss Investment Co. Bob retired in 1982, first to Paris and then to Cambridge. His principal interests were sailing, climbing and ocean cruising. He led expeditions to Iceland, Kenya and the Himalayas and took part in single and two-handed transatlantic sailing races. The Jesus Lane Quaker meeting was very important in Bob’s life and thoughts and he wrote Jesus Lane Friends Meeting 1905–1984 – a history.
Menzies,
Ian Stuart
I.S. Menzies I.S. Menzies
I.S. Menzies
Son of John S. and Gertrude (Mephius) Menzies.
Married (16.06.1945) Barbara Edith Newton; four daughters.
11.03.1920
Glasgow, Scotland
-
T/A/S.Lt. 11.03.1940
T/S.Lt. 11.03.1941
T/Lt. 11.09.1942

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 15.08.1944 firefighting MTB 708 04.05.44
Education: Student, Royal Technology College, 1939; Doctor of Humane Letters, Salem State College, Massachusetts, 1978.
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
18.04.1940 - (12.)1940 HMS Proserpine (minesweeping & anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow):
1940? - 1940? HMS Seabreeze (auxiliary trawler)
10.12.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Black Bear (auxiliary yacht)
08.02.1941 - (08.)12941 HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad)
(10.1941)     HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) *
18.11.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Blencathra (Hunt class destroyer)
(12.1942) - (08.1943) HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) *
15.08.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Boreas (B class destroyer)
25.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA)
(04.1944) - (10.)1944 Executive Officer, HMS Stayner (Captain class frigate) (DSC, despatches) *
12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Saker (as staff officer with British Admiralty Delegation Representative, Pacific Coast - Vancouver, B.C.)
Newspaper editor. Came to United States, 1944, naturalized, 1948. Reporter Boston Globe, 1948-1957, science editor, 1957-1963, finance editor, 1963-1965, managing editor, 1965-1970, associate editor, 1970-1985. Senior fellow John McCormack Institute Public Affairs, University Massachusetts, Boston, 1985—1995, senior fellow emeritus, since 1995. Visiting associate Joint Center for Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Harvard, 1970-1971.
Published
: We fought them on the seas: seven years in the Royal Navy : a memoir (2012).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Mercer,
Walter Edward
"Ted"
W.E. Mercer (Photo courtesy of Mr John Mercer)
Married; at least one son.
25.07.1914
-
17.01.1994
Gwynedd
Prob. T/S.Lt.
15.03.1940
T/S.Lt.
?, seniority 15.03.1940
T/Lt.
15.03.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 06.1944, < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
20.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) (for minesweeping duties) (Dunkirk)
?
-
?
Commanding Officer, HMS Arctic Hunter (minesweeping trawler) (Sheerness/Harwich)
[possibly based at HMS Wildfire, and as such part of the above]
14.02.1941
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Kai (auxiliary minesweeper) (Mediterranean)



invalided down to South Africa with Tropical Fever, and then came back to the UK on HMAS Nizam (destroyer)
05.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Foulness (minesweeping trawler) (UK & Normandy)
08.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, LST 3010 (landing ship, tank) (Far East; invasion of Malaya)
Merrick,
Alexander Stewart
G.H. Merryweather
Son of Alexander Stewart Merrick (1879-1952), and Rowena Rebecca Hurley.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
14.03.1908
Belfast, Northern Ireland
-
?
T/Lt. 26.11.1939 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
21.04.1937     enrolled Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached Ulster Division RNVR)
25.11.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham) (for Naval Control Service, London and Gravesend)
03.02.1941 - (10.)1943 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
02.10.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for Naval Control Service)
12.04.1945 - (10.1945) Legal Aid Adviser on staff of Flag Officer in Charge and Admiralty Regional Controller, Northern Ireland [HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)]
Solicitor.
Merryweather,
Geoffrey Holliday
G.H. Merryweather
Son of Leonard Merryweather, and Linda Violetta Grose.
Married ((03?).1943, Petersfield district, Hampshire / Sussex) Pamela E. Knowlden.
(06?).1919
Kings Norton district, Staffordshire / Warwickshire
-
T/Midsh. 13.10.1939
T/S.Lt. 30.04.1940
T/Lt. 11.07.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
10.02.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Milford (sloop)
07.10.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Balfour (frigate)
28.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Fishguard (escort)
Messenger,
John Arthur
"Dick"
K. Micklethwaite
Son of Philip and Annie Messenger, of Ruislip, Middlesex.
(12?).1910
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
15.12.1941
[age 31]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 61, column 3]
Prob. Paym.S.Lt.
13.07.1934
Paym.Lt.
13.07.1936
13.07.1934


joined RNVR (London Division)
19.12.1939
-
15.12.1941
HMS Galatea (cruiser) (ship torpedoed and sunk by U-557 off Alexandria)
Metcalfe,
John Lawson
K. Micklethwaite
(09?).1906
Leeds, Yorkshire
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 02.08.1940
T/Lt. 02.11.1940
T/A/Lt. Cdr. > 01.1945, < 07.1945
11.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Bunting (auxiliary patrol base, Harwich)
30.06.1941 - 01.11.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Wyoming (minesweeping trawler)
25.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Latimer (cable layer)
05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) (for disposal)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Metson,
Herbert Frank
H.F. Metson (Photo courtesy of Steve Benson) H.F. Metson (Photo courtesy of Steve Benson)
Son (with one brother) of George Edgar Metson (1877-), and Janet McDowall (1882-1940).
Married ((06?).1945, Bury St Edmunds district, Suffolk) Margaret E. Mann ((03?).1928 - ); four daughters, one son.
16.11.1916
West Ham, London
-
27.06.2008
Holt, Norfolk
T/S.Lt. 29.10.1939
T/Lt. 16.11.1941
T/A/Lt. Cdr. > 07.1945, < 10.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 04.04.1944 Aegean operations, action destroyers 23.09.1943 [decoration posted]
29.10.1939 - 10.06.1941 HMS Commiles (minesweeping trawler) (in command from early 1940-17.09.1940 & early 1941-10.06.1941)
16.06.1941 - (12.1943) HMS Fury (F class destroyer) (DSC)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
19.03.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Corinthian (ocean boarding vessel)
24.07.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Empire Battleaxe, renamed mid-1945 HMS Donovan (Empire class infantry landing ship)
08.1945 - (10.1945) First Lieutenant, HMS Fife Ness (depot ship for landing craft)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Michael,
Richard George
R.G. Michael
Son of George Michael, and Lucretia M. Knott.
Married (12.11.1946, St Tecla's Church, Llandegley, Radnorshire West district, Radnorshire) Mary Olwen Duggan, of Great Trewern; one son.
26.03.1912
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
31.08.1963
Ronkswood Hospital, Worcester, Worcestershire (formerly of Bromyard, Herefordshire)
T/S.Lt. 12.02.1942
T/Lt. 12.05.1942
T/A/Lt. Cdr. 12.1945?
Lt. RN 1946?, seniority 12.05.1942
Lt.Cdr. RN 12.05.1950 (Emgcy 27.01.1952) (retd > 07.1954, < 01.1955; ill-health)
(04.1942) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
(08.1942) - (10.1942) HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) *
(12.1942) - (04.1943) HMS Sidmouth (Bangor class minesweeper) *
04.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Sidmouth (Bangor class minesweeper) (and for navigating duties)
(10.1944)     HMS Sidmouth (Bangor class minesweeper) *
20.12.1944 - (10.)1945 HMS Speedy (Halcyon class minesweeper)
12.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Myrmidon (Algerine class minesweeper)
03.1948 - (05.1949) Commanding Officer, HMS King Salvor
18.01.1950 - (05.1950) HMS Mull of Galloway
(05.1951)     HMS Jupiter *
(05.1953) - (07.1954) HMS Jamaica *
Joined The Regent Oil Co., 1953.
* indexed, but not listed as such
       


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