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1939-1945

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Nagle,
Ronald Francis
R.F. Nagle (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) R.F. Nagle (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
02.04.1900
Liverpool district, Lancashire
-
27.08.1986
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
T/Cdr. (Sp.Br.) ?
Education: University of Liverpool.
... - ... ...
(12.1944)     on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
[as Civil Officer Electrical Engineer at HM Dockyard Malta 16.08.1942-(01.1945)]
... - ... ...
Naish,
Arthur John Brabant
I.R. Naylor
Son of ... Naish, and ... Brabant.
Married Margaret Naish, WRNS officer (died 24.01.2007, aged 88).
21.12.1911
Paddington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
12.2000
Ditteridge, Wiltshire
Prob. T/S.Lt.
02.02.1940
T/S.Lt.
?, seniority 02.02.1940
T/Lt.
02.02.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945
T/A/Cdr.
< 04.1946
...
...
Capt. RN
30.06.1953 (retd)

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

CBE
08.06.1963
HM's birthday 63
Education: MA
07.03.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Aberdeen (sloop)
28.10.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for flotilla duties)
?
-
(07.1945)
HMS Tara [= perhaps HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)] *
?
-
(04.1946)
Directorate of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty *



transferred to RN
...
-
...
...
FIERE, MIEE
* indexed, but not listed as such
Naylor,
Ian Rochester
I.R. Naylor
Son of ... Naylor, and ... Asquith.
(06?).1926
North Bierley district, Yorkshire - West Riding
-
07.04.1945
(KIA) [age 18]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial]
T/Midsh.
?
?
-
07.04.1945
Third Officer, HM MTB 494 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)] (killed in action)
Naylor,
[Prof.] Malcolm Neville
M.N. Naylor
Elder son of late Roland B. Naylor, MBE and Mabel L. Naylor (née Neville), Walsall, Staffordshire.
Married (1956) Doreen Mary, daughter of late H.E. Jackson, CBE; one son.
30.01.1926
West Bromwich district, Staffordshire
-

[01.2007 still alive at Aldwick]
T/Midsh.
22.09.1944
T/S.Lt.
30.01.1946
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
15.03.1947
Sg.Lt.
02.03.1955
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
26.08.1962
Sg.Cdr. (D)
31.12.1967
Sg.Capt. (D)
31.12.1972 (retd 31.12.1976)

Reserve Decoration

RD
1967
?
Education: Queen Mary School, Walsall; Universities of Glasgow, Birmingham & London (studied dentistry) (BSc [1951], BDS (Birmingham) [1955], FDS RCS (Eng) [1958], LDS RCS (Eng) [194?],  PhD Dentistry (London) [1963])
05.11.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(07.1948)
-
(05.1950)
Sea Cadet Corps
02.03.1955
-
31.12.1976
transferred to & service in Permanent RNVR, from 1958 RNR
Hospital appointments, Birmingham and Dundee, 1955-1959; Guy's Hosp. Dental School: Res. Fellow, 1959-1962; Senior Lecturer in Preventive Dentistry, 1962-1966; Reader in Preventive Dentistry, 1966-1970; Honorary Consultant Dental Surgeon, Guy's Hospital, 1966-1991, Consultant Emeritus, 1991. Hon. Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Dental Surgery, since 1991; Professor of Preventive Dentistry, University of London, 1970-1991, now Professor Emeritus; Head of Department of Periodontology and Preventive Dentistry, Guy's Hospital Dental School, 1980-1991.
William Waldorf Astor Fellow, USA, 1963. President: British Division, IADR, 1990-1992 (Honorary Treasurer, 1975-1990); Odontol Section, RSocMed, 1984-1985; Member, FDI Commission, 1992-1995; Patron, Society of Cosmetic Scientists, 1995-. Civil Consultant Dental Surgeon, RN, 1974-1991; Honorary Dental Surgeon to the Queen, 1976; Honorary Colonel, University of London OTC, 1979-1994; Secretary, 1978-1982, Chairman, 1982-1989, COMEC; Chairman: Military Education Committee, University of London, 1979-; Sea Cadet Association, Sports Council, 1975-1994. Governor: Roehampton Institute for Higher Education, 1978-1996; Whitelands College, 1975-1996; Bacons School, Bermondsey, 1979-1990 (Vice Chairman, 1981-1990); St Saviour's and St Olave's School, 1980- (Chairman, 1988-); Wye College, University of London, 1992-; Member Ct of Governors, Brunel University, 1994-. Member, St Saviour's and St Olave's Foundation, 1991- (Warden, 1997-). Lay Reader, C of E, 1974-. Member, Southwark Diocesan Synod, 1983-1992. Freeman, City of London, 1983; Liveryman, Bakers' Co., 1983-. Hon. FDSRCPSGlas 1992. Colgate Prize, IADR, 1961; Tomes Medal, BDA, 1987.
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Greater London, 1992 (Repr. DL Lambeth, 1994).
Published: The contribution of dentrifices to oral health. a colloquium held at Guy's Hospital Dental School on 26th June, 1979 (1980) edited with J J Pindborg; edited: Diagnosis and treatment of dental caries, the clinicians' dilemma (Royal Society of Medicine, London 1985); Scientific basis of caries prevention. Symposium. Papers, (Royal Society of Medicine, London 1986); Proceedings of the conference on dental care for the disadvantaged child (World Dental Press, 1998)
Neale,
Cyril Geoffrey Vaughan
C.G.V. Neale
02.11.1905
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
(12?).1976
Brent district
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
02.05.1941
T/Lt.
27.03.1946, seniority 02.05.1941
Served until August 1940 with the Shanghai Municipal Police, and spoke several languages, including various dialects of Chinese and Japanese.
(10.1944)


HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
(07.1945)


HMS Hathi (RN depot, Delhi) *
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Near,
Isaac Elliston
see: RNR officers' section  
Needham,
Thomas Henry
T.H. Needham
Son of Thomas Needham (1841-1920), and Jane Jessie Clarke (1846-1936).
Married 1st (26.09.1912, Brentford district, Middlesex; divorced 21.06.1920) Edith Muriel Turner (06.04.1891 - 1982), daughter of Theophilus Bryett Turner (1846-1902), and Edith Davenport (1853-1946).
Married 2nd ((09?).1920, Blean district, Kent) Winifred Mona Coward (22.06.1886 - 03.1986).
19.11.1889
Hampstead, Middlesex
-
26.07.1952
Southampton district, Hampshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 21.06.1940
T/Lt. 21.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1942, < 02.1943 (reld 23.08.1945)
WW I     served Honourable Artillery Company 813 (Private), Norfolk Regiment (Captain), Machine Gun Corps (Captain)
21.06.1940 - (02.)1942 HMS Tower (auxiliary patrol base, London)
14.03.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames)
08.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS St Clement (Combined Operations [landing craft] base, Coal House Fort, Tilbury, Essex)
Needham,
[Alfred] Ward
W. Needham
Son (with one sister and one brother) of David Needham (1868-1927), and Mary Ward (1867-1925).
Married (29.05.1948) Yvonne Laura B. Light (28.10.1916 - 1999), daughter (with two brothers) of Oliver Francis Light (1871-1940), and Emma Laura E. Cooper (1873-1916); one daughter.
10.05.1903
West Hartlepool, Durham
-
12.12.1989
Surrey South-Western district, Surrey
Able Sea. ?
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 13.04.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.10.1943
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.) > 02.1944, < 04.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.10.1945 (reld 28.05.1946)

* Special Branch officer employed on meteorological duties

Education: Oxford University (MA).
20.07.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)
? - ? HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Neill,
James Wright
J.W. Neill
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Wright Neill, of Bellshill, Lanarkshire.
Husband of Elizabeth Hamilton Baxter Neill, of Bellshill.
1911
Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
13.02.1944
(KIA) [age 32]
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 13, column 2]
T/S.Lt.
21.08.1941
T/Lt.
17.02.1942, seniority 21.11.1941
Education: Glasgow University (Arts Faculty, 1928-1933).
Licentiate Royal Academy of Music.
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
?
-
13.02.1944

Commanding Officer, HMS Cap d'Antifer (minesweeping trawler) [sunk by a German Motor Torpedo Boat in the North Sea]

Neill,
Thomas
"Tom"
T. Neill (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles F. Young) T. Neill
T. Neill (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles F. Young) T. Neill (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles F. Young)
T. Neill (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles F. Young) T. Neill (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles F. Young)
Son of Robert Neill.
Married 1st (1943) Daphne Higgins; one son, twin daughters.
Married 2nd (1952) Cate McLean MacRae; two sons.
Married 3rd (1987) Rosena McMahon Robertson.

29.07.1920
Glasgow, Scotland
-
18.05.2012
Prob. T/Midsh. 12.04.1940
T/A/S.Lt. 29.07.1940
T/S.Lt. 29.07.1941
T/Lt. 29.01.1943 (reld 15.04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.08.1942 attack with torpedo boats 06.06.42 off Belgian coast [investiture 09.03.43]
Education: Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow, Scotland (till 1938).
09.1939     mobilized RNVR
(05.1940) - (06.1940) no appointment listed
(07.1940)     HMS California (armed merchant cruiser) *
02.09.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
07.10.1940 - (12.)1941 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 18 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
12.1941 - (08.)1942 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 14 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
(06.1942)     [acting?] Commanding Officer, HM MTB 70 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC)
03.08.1942 - (10.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 223 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport), later HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
(12.1943) - (02.1944) no appointment listed
26.02.1944 - (10.1944) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 42 (motor torpedo boat)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Neilson,
Alfred Theodore
A.T. Neilson

Son of Alfred Friedrich Heinrich Koch (1872-1950), and Margaret Swan Neilson (1871-1954).

Married (07.11.1942, Church of the Holy Name of Mary, Linthorpe, Middlesborough district, North Riding of Yorkshire) Mary Hilda Plunkett (21.09.1913 - 18.07.1980), daughter of James Plunkett (1888-1972); three sons, one daughter.
31.07.1905
Partick district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
04.07.1977
Punta Arenas, Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Chile
T/S.Lt. 29.01.1942
T/Lt. 29.04.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1945, < 04.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
(04.1942) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
20.10.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(10.1944)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
14.11.1944 - (10.1945) HM LST 5 (landing ship, tank)
(04.1946)     HM LST 5 (landing ship, tank) *
Estancia manager, Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego (SETF).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nelson,
Hugh
H. Nelson
Married; three daughters.
From Holywood, Co. Down.
02.06.1916
-
T/S.Lt.
27.02.1941
T/Lt.
27.02.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
26.04.1941
-
(10.1943)
HMS Barrymore (boom defence vessel)
07.1944
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Preventer (boom defence vessel)
(01.1945)
-
(07.1945)
HMS William Hannam (trawler) *



may have served at HMS Manchester & HMS Birmingham at some point
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nelson,
Leslie Digby
L.D. Nelson
25.06.1904
Sunderland district, Durham / Tyne and Wear

-
12.1994

Carlisle district, Cumberland
Prob.Sg.S.Lt.
01.03.1926
Sg.S.Lt.
27.03.1927, seniority 01.03.1926
Sg.Lt.
07.07.1927
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
07.07.1933
A/Sg.Cdr.
23.08.1939?
Sg.Cdr.
31.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 16.02.1948)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
15.06.1942
-
Education: MD, BS, LRCP, MRCS.
01.03.1926


joined RNVR (Tyne Division, List 2)
07.1926
 
 
RN Hospital, Haslar (for 28 days' training)
23.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for Alexandria Military Hospital)
1941
-
09.1941
HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.05.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, RM Infirmary Plymouth [HMS Drake]
Nelson,
Tom John
F.P.W. Neve
Son of Ralph and Frances Nelson (née Donaldson), of Wallbottle, Northumberland.
(03?).1921
Castle Ward district, Northumberland
-
22.09.1943
(KIA) [age 22]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 80, column 1]
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.09.1944
Operation Source (midget submarine attack on Tirpitz 22.09.43) [posthumously]
14.05.1943
-
22.09.1943
HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne)
?
-
22.09.1943
HMS X5 (midget submarine) (killed in action during the action against the German battleship Tirpitz)
Nesbitt,
James D'Arcy
see: RNR officers' section  
Ness,
James Carmichael
J.C. Ness

Son of James M. Ness, and Marjorie T. Woolnough.
22.04.1916
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
08.05.1977
Churt, nr Farnham, Surrey
Prob. S.Lt.
10.06.1939
S.Lt.
14.12.1940
A/Lt.
22.04.1941
Lt.
22.12.1942, seniority 22.04.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
22.04.1949 (retd 09.05.1960)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD

31.03.1952

-
10.06.1939


joined RNVR (London Division, List 2)
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
09.1940
-
(12.)1943
HMS Rodney (battleship)
28.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Unicorn (aircraft supply & repair ship, Devonport)
Bank director.
Neve,
Frank Percival William
F.P.W. Neve
Son of Percival Edward and Amy Clara Neve (née Walford), of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
(09?).1919
Uckfield district, Sussex / East Sussex
-
08.02.1943
(KIA) [age 23]
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 11, column 1]
T/S.Lt.
07.08.1942
15.09.1942
-
08.02.1943
HMS Bredon (armed trawler) (sunk by U-boat in north Atlantic)
Neville,
Arthur Ray
A.R. Neville
21.06.1916
-
03.1988
Eastbourne district, Sussex
Prob. T/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
28.08.1941
T/Lt.
28.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID

22.12.1942

hazardous minesweeping operations Channel 06.42
26.11.1941
-
04.10.1943 HM MMS 60 (motor minesweeper) [HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen), from 11.05.1942 HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven)]
26.11.1941
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant
(10.1942)
-
04.10.1943
Commanding Officer
04.10.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 298 (motor minesweeper)
Neville,
John Pilbrow
J.P. Neville
Son of Donald Neville (1885-1965), and Mabel Pilbrow (1886-1946).
Married ((09?).1940, Kensington district, London) Sybil E. Robinson; one son, two daughters.
12.02.1917
Rochford district, Essex
-
(03?).1983
Southend on Sea district, Essex
T/S.Lt. 09.12.1939
T/Lt. 12.02.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
23.03.1937     enrolled Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to London Division RNVR)
09.12.1939 - (05.)1940 HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan)
05.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Notts County (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
20.03.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Thorbryn (anti-submarine warfare whaler)
08.08.1941 - (10.)1943 HMS Lydiard (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(12.1943) - (04.1944) no appointment listed
05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Ayrshire (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
23.02.1945 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Elm (minesweeping trawler)
(07.1945)     HMS Hugh Walpole (anti-submarine warfare trawler) *
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
New,
Harold John
F.P.W. Neve
Son of ... New, and ... Smith.
Married ((06?).1942, Deben district, Suffolk) Sylvia Alice Tricker ((06?).1917 - 22.03.2011); one son, one daughter.
28.12.1917
Walsingham district, Norfolk
-
04.02.2004
Bury St Edmunds district, Suffolk
Ord.Sea. ? [P/JX 382424]
... ...
T/A/S.Lt. 14.05.1943
T/S.Lt. 14.11.1943
T/Lt. 01.09.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
      HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth, Hampshire)
      HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
      HMS Vanessa (V class destroyer)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
      HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
14.06.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne)
02.08.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Filla (Isles class minesweeping trawler)
10.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Juliet (Shakespearian class minesweeping trawler)
Newbigin,
Thomas Leslie
T.L. Newbigin (Photo courtesy of Mr Douglas T. Newbigin)
Evacuation from Suda Bay, Crete, 24th May 1941 aboard HMS Jaguar (Photo courtesy of Mr Douglas T. Newbigin)
(Photo courtesy of Mr Douglas T. Newbigin)
Son of Henry Thornton Newbigin, Chairman of Michell Bearings Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.
Married (15.07.1947) Dorothy Parkin; one son.
05.03.1915
Newcastle upon Tyne
-
30.12.1964
Hull, East Yorkshire
T/S.Lt.
19.10.1940
T/Lt.
16.08.1941 (reld 30.04.1946)

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46: salvage service [HMS Odyssey]
Mention in Despatches MID
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete 05.41 [MTB 216]
Education: HMS Conway (Officer Training School 1929-1931)
Apprenticeship, Michell Bearings, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1931-1936. National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, Rutherford College of Technology, 1938.
30.11.1936


joined Royal Naval Supplementary Reserve [attached to Tyne Division RNVR]
09.12.1940
-
(06.1941)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) (for Motor Torpedo Boats) *:
(05.1941)
-
(06.1941)
HM MTB 216 (motor torpedo boat) (10th MTB Flotilla)
09.1941
-
11.1941
salvaging the White Star liner “Georgic” at Suez
28.01.1942
-
15.12.1943
Salvage Officer, Fleet Salvage Department, Levant [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)] **
[salvaged SS City of Pittsburgh at Alexandria 01.1942, Jeddah refloated 02/03.1942]
02.02.1944
-
(07.1945)
Assistant Salvage Officer, Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President] [& HMS Odyssey?]
04.03.1944


Diving Course Certificate, HMS Tedworth (minesweeper)
15.04.1944
-
14.12.1945
Salvage Officer, NW Europe [HMS Royal Albert]
Mechanical engineer.
* (08.1942) - (06.1943) listed under both HMS Hornet and HMS Nile
** Navy List has as starting date 03.02.1941. Given dates taken from two consecutive release forms.
Newcombe,
Edward John
E.J. Newcombe
(09?.)1903
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
1997
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A)
29.08.1939
T/Lt. (A)
30.01.1940 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
09.1942?
18.09.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) (additional for various duties)
28.07.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, near Alexandria, Egypt)
09.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Korongo (RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Nairobi, Kenya)
?
- ? served in Madagascar [probably HMS Ironclad]
17.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport)
1945?


Control Commission Germany
Emigrated to Tasmania, 1963.
Newgass,
Harold Reginald
H.R. Newgass

H.R. Newgass
Youngest son of Benjamin and Maria Newgass, of Slapton, Towcester.
Married 1st (17.06.1931, Chelsea district, London; marriage dissolved) Mary Lloyd, daughter of Mr & Mrs S.J. Lloyd, of Pipewell Hall, Kettering.
Married 2nd (25.10.1945, Westminster district, London) Josephine Nancy R. Richards, widow of Lt.Cdr. D.L.C. Craig, RN, and youngest daughter of Maj. T.P. Rose Richards.

03.08.1899
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
17.11.1984
Dorchester, West Staffordshire
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) < 06.1943 (reld < 07.1945)

George Cross

GC 04.03.1941 mine disposal 28-30.11.40 [investiture 08.07.41]
1918 - 1934 served with Royal Artillery in the Territorial Army
15.11.1940 - (06.)1943 Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.07.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
(04.1944)     HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
06.04.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (for base duties, as P.A.L.O.)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
Dorset landowner & active as a councillor in local government.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Newlove,
Harold Godfrey
H.G. Newlove
Son of Godfrey John Newlove (1889-1986), and Beatrice Lily Joce (1888-1966).
Married ((06?).1943, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Susan Mary Egan (25.08.1916 - 10.1995); three sons, two daughters.
07.10.1920
Islington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
18.02.2004
Weston Hospital, North Somerset district, Somerset
T/S.Lt. 26.06.1942
T/Lt. 26.12.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt. 13.12.1956
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 06.05.1965, seniority 13.12.1964 (retd 07.10.1979)

Reserve Decoration

RD 01.07.1969 -
(01.1942)     HMS Hesperus (destroyer)
26.12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary), from late 1944/early HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
1956?     joined Permanent RNVR, from 1958 RNR (Unattached (Severn Division) 14)
Newlyn,
Charles Thomas Alfred
J.E. Norton
Son of Charles Wilson E. Newlyn, and Amy Pointer.
Married 1st ((06?).1935, Thanet district, Kent) Molly Elizabeth Monk (20.04.1914 - 04.1996); ... children (two sons?). Molly Newlyn remarried (1956) Lionel F.T. Stevens.
Married 2nd ((09?).1953, Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire) Mary Brenda Kenny (née Wilson).
(09?).1911
Canterbury district, Kent
-
?
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 13.07.1942
T/Lt. (A) 05.11.1942 (commission terminated 13.03.1945)
(08.1942) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
23.11.1942 - 13.03.1945 HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)
Newman,
Ronald Arthur
R.A. Newman
Son of ... Newman, and ... Wilkinson ?
Married (08.04.1939, Hove district, Sussex) Pauline Marion Thomas (21.04.1915 - 08.2001); one son, one daughter.
Residence: Hove, Sussex, then Lewes, Sussex, finally Burton Joyce, Nottingham.
18.02.1913
Hampstead district, London ?
-
07.1998
Burton Joyce, Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
T/A/S.Lt. 22.01.1943
T/S.Lt. 22.07.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(05.1941)     HMS King George V (battleship)
? - 22.01.1943 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(04.1943) - (05.1943) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
25.05.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Oakley (destroyer)
(07.1945)     HMS Oakley (destroyer) *
24.09.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Turtle (Combined Operations training establishment, Poole)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Newton,
Donald John
"Don"
D.J. Newton
31.05.1909
Cardiff district, Glamorganshire
-
08.1993
Caistor district, Lincolnshire
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 31.07.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 31.01.1945

* Special Branch officer employed on cypher duties

Had worked for South Wales Argus, Western Gazette, was chair of the Exeter branch of the National Union of Journalists.
1942     joined RNVR
      part of British naval liaison staff on Dutch frigate Johan Maurits van Nassau
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
31.10.1944 - 17.11.1944 HMS Flycatcher (RN Air Station, Ludham, Norfolk)
18.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Nabberley (Mobile Naval Air Base II, Ludham. Norfolk, from 29.01.1945 Bankstown, nr Sydney, NSW)
      Reassigned to the British Pacific Fleet’s Fleet Publications unit to help produce a newspaper ("Pacific Post"); mid December 1945 sailed back to UK on liner Aquitania.
26.02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Atheling (escort carrier)
Worked until retirement for the Admiralty’s public relations branch.
Newton,
Percy
P. Newton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Margaret Williams)
?
-
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 14.11.1942
Mention in Despatches MID

27.03.1945

Operation Dragoon (invasion South of France 08.44)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing craft, tank) *
(08.1944)     26th LCT Flotilla (despatches)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nicholas,
John Harold
"Jack"
J.H. Nicholas

Brother of El.Lt. W.A. Nicholas, RNVR.
Married to Mary.
?
-
11.2004 still alive at Malta
T/El.Lt.
23.07.1941
Lt. (L) RN
15.07.1946, seniority 28.06.1939
Lt.Cdr. (L) RN
28.06.1947 (retd 28.06.1961)

AMIEE




served at Holy Loch [HMS Forth ? / HMS Titania ?]
04.09.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
15.07.1946


transferred to RN
04.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Wakeful
02.03.1953
-
(05.1953)
HMS Kenya
01.09.1955
-
(01.1956)
HMS Collingwood
Nicholas,
Walter Archibald
W.A. Nicholas

Brother of El.Lt. J.H. Nicholas, RNVR.
Married; at least one daughter.
11.06.1913
-
11.12.1994
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Prob. A/T/El.S.Lt.
?
T/El.S.Lt.
?
T/El.Lt.
26.05.1941 (reld 1946?)



served at Holy Loch [HMS Forth ? / HMS Titania ?]
12.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Revlis (degaussing establishment, Helensburgh)
(04.1946)


no posting listed
Nicholson,
Brinsley Darracott
B.D. Nicholson (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)

From Ashtead, Surrey.
Married (28.06.1945, Bergen, Norway) Else Marie Mossige, daughter of Mr & Mrs Mossige, of Ustaoset, Norway; one son.

Service record available upon request

Service record available upon request

23.09.1893
Torquay, Newton Abbot district, Devon
-
(06?).1967
Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1936 (retd 23.09.1940)
A/Capt. (retd) 01.07.1941? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VD

?

-
King Haakon VII Liberty Corss (Norway) Hkn 15.04.1947 liberation of Norway
Education: Mill Hill School (1908-1912); Trinity College, Cambridge (25.06.1912, Pensioner; BA in Mechanical Sciences/Engineering Sciences, 1919).
WW I     one year's service in RNVR
19.10.1939 - (12.1940) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
(02.1941) - (06.1941) Admiralty Selection Board, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)] *
01.07.1941 - (04.)1943 Admiralty Selection Boards 9 & 9A, Hove [HMS King Alfred II]
13.05.1943 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle)
05.1945     Naval Officer-in-Charge, Bergen, Norway
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nicholson,
Christopher David George

"Kit"
C.D.G. Nicholson (© Imperial War Museum (A 26379)) C.D.G. Nicholson
 
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872-1949), and Mabel Scott Lauder Pryde (1871-1918).
Married (1931, Chelsea district, London) Elsie Queen Myers (04.11.1908 - 07.09.1992).

16.12.1904
Hampstead, London
-
29.07.1948
Samaden, Graubünden, Switzerland (gliding accident)
... ...
T/Lt. (A) 23.10.1939
T/A/Cdr. (A) < 10.1944
Architect.
... - ... ...
18.10.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
... - ... ...
Nicholson,
Ian
I. Nicholson

04.06.1925
Edinburgh
-
07.05.2008 Edinburgh
T/A/S.Lt.
04.01.1945
05.08.1943
-
(04.1946)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for MLC)
Rugby player & administrator.
Nicholson,
Jack Frank
J.F. Nicholson
?
-

T/Lt. 06.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
29.04.1940 - (04.1946) Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth, from 05.1941 at Roedean School, Brighton, from 06.1945 again at Portsmouth)
Nicolson,
Peter Trevylyan Erskine
P.T.E. Nicolson
Son of ... Nicolson, and ... Lopes.
(12?).1921
Plympton St Mary district, Cornwall / Devon
-
18.08.1942 (KIA) [age 20]
T/A/S.Lt.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 03.03.1942 attack enemy shipping Dover 17.01.42
Mention in Despatches MID 20.10.1942 attack convoy Dover Straits 17.08.42
(1942)
-
18.08.1942
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 38 (motor torpedo boat)
Nightingirl,
James Darrell
J.D. Nightingirl
Son of Frederick Nightingirl, and Olive Smith.

(03?).1924
Uxbridge district, Middlesex
-
07.2005 still alive
T/Midsh.
?
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
01.03.1944
Lt.
12.07.1956, seniority 01.07.1955
Lt.Cdr.
25.04.1964
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) RNR
02.12.1966, seniority 25.04.1964 (retd 18.07.1968)

Reserve Decoration

RD
12.09.1967
-
?
-
spring 1942
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
spring 1942
-
1942
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
1942
-
(09.1942)
HMS Scylla (light cruiser)
12.05.1943
-
(01.)1945
Third Officer, HM MTB 520 (motor torpedo boat)
(1945?)
-
1945
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 676 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
03.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Product (trawler; repair ship)
12.07.1956
 
 
commissioned, Permanent RNVR (later: RNR)
02.12.1966

 
transferred, Special Branch
Chartered accountant.
Nilsen,
Leif
L. Nilsen (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin L. Wear)
Married Anne ...; ... children.
04.11.1910
Tönsberg
-
1995
T/S.Lt. (E) 19.08.1940 (commission terminated on transfer to Royal Norwegian Navy 01.08.1941)
? - 10.06.1940 on passage to London aboard "Southern Empress"
19.08.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Southern Breeze (anti-submarine warfare whaler)
(02.1941)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
(04.1941) - (08.1941) HMS Hektor 6 (auxiliary minesweeping whaler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
A grandson writes: "My grandfather was affiliated with Southern Whaling and Sealing Company in 1940, and I believe from his passport he was in convoy: HG29, reaching Falmouth May 15th, 1940 (D/S Southern Breeze/later HMS Southern Breeze). I know that he was torpedoed several times in Murmansk Convoys, and also serving in the Middle East, but I don't know on what ships, and not how long he served on HMS Southern Breeze. His Naval ID card is issued in South Shields, August 21st, 1940 (Card no: 25287)."
Nisbet,
George Lindsay
G.L. Nisbet
1910 ??
-

T/S.Lt. (S)
26.11.1943
T/Lt. (S)
26.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
25.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Lothian (landing ship, headquarters (large))
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nisbet,
Jack Dexter
J.C. Nisbet
Son of John Richard Nisbet, and Ethel Florence Dexter.
(03?).1922
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-

T/Midsh.
21.08.1941
T/Lt.
24.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
13.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Tormentor (RN base, Warsash)
24.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Nisbet,
James Alexander
J.A. Nisbet
?
-

T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) *
01.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

* for staff, etc. duties ashore

(10.1944)
-
(04.1946)
Sea Cadet Corps
Nisbet,
James Carrick
J.C. Nisbet (Photo courtesy of Mark & Pam)
Son of ... Nisbet, and ... Evans.
07.10.1919
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
23.02.1973
East Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
T/S.Lt. 21.08.1941
T/Lt. 21.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
? - (12.1941) "Junon" (French ship?)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HM MTB 725 (motor torpedo boat) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nisbet,
John Tait
J.T. Nisbet
20.03.1925
-
08.1997
Rochdale district, Lancashire
T/Midsh.
19.11.1943
T/A/S.Lt.
20.09.1944
T/S.Lt.
20.03.1945
01.09.1944
-
(01.1945)
HMS Charlock (corvette)
(07.1945)
 

no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Nisbet,
Robert Archibald
R.A. Nisbet
23.11.1900
Kensington district, London
-
09.1986
Sutton district, Surrey
T/Lt.
10.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

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

OBE
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44: Roughs Fort AA [investiture 27.11.45]
10.01.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon) (for miscellaneous services)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
08.01.1942
-
(01.1945)
HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Nisbet,
William Michael
W.M. Nisbet
Son of William Nisbet, and Violet E. Mountford.
26.04.1920
Richmond district, Surrey
-
11.2001
Cirencester district, Gloucestershire
T/A/S.Lt.
13.12.1940
T/S.Lt.
26.04.1941
T/Lt.
13.06.1943
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
06.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Midge (for motor launches)
08.06.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) (for motor torpedo boats)
12.1942
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 225 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
23.04.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Varne (submarine)
18.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Taurus (submarine)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Niven,
Alexander Bryan
"Sandy"
A.B. Niven
1922
St Mary district, Angus, Scotland
-
2010
Bathgate district, West Lothian, Scotland
T/A/S.Lt. 05.05.1944
T/S.Lt. 05.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Edcuation: St Andrews University (MA; with Honours in History, English of the Second Class).
(06.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
20.11.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Vengeance (aircraft carrier)
Niven,
Daniel
D. Niven
Married ...; two sons.
1912
Bonnybridge district, Stirlingshire, Scotland
-
08.04.2008
Chirstchurch, Dorset
T/Sg.Lt. (D) 15.10.1943 (reld 10.07.1946)
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. (D) > 10.1945, < 04.1946
LDS.
15.10.1943 - (12.)1943 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
06.12.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Niven,
James
"Tiff"
J. Niven
From Dundee, Scotland.
05.1908 ?
-
1952
T/A/Lt.
26.07.1940
T/Lt.
1941, seniority 26.07.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
28.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
01.04.1941
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Semita (patrol craft; minesweeping trawler?)
08.01.1944
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Lightfoot (Algerine class minesweeper)
09.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 2217 (British Yard minesweeper)
Noakes,
David Alexander
D.A. Noakes (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Bolton)
Son of ... Noakes, and ... Heron.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
(06?).1923
Wandsworth district, London
-
Ord.Sea. 1941
T/A/S.Lt. 1942?
T/S.Lt. 21.10.1943
T/Lt. 21.10.1945
      served as a rating in the Coastal Forces
mid 1942     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
14.11.1942 - (10.1944) HMS Newark (destroyer)
09.01.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Tenacious (destroyer)
Noble,
Frank William
F.W. Noble
Married ((06?).1940, Strood district, Kent) Mabel Isabel Raes; one son.
1914 ?
-
(12?).1968
Bridport district, Dorset
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.10.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.10.1942 (reld 22.04.1946)
Lt. 1950/51?
Lt.Cdr. 19.11.1952, seniority 08.12.1950 (retd 10.03.1966)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD

11.12.1962

-
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
08.01.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich) (for duties on confidential books)
05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples) (for duty at Leghorn)
1950/51? - 10.03.1966 London Division RNVR (List II) [from late 1950s Unattached List RNR]
Noble,
John Whitfield
J.W. Noble (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark Noble) J.W. Noble (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark Noble)
J.W. Noble (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark Noble)
Son of Mark John Noble, and Ethel Denton.
Married ...; one son, one daughter.
05.02.1908
Twickenham, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
07.03.1991
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 07.05.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 07.11.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.10.1944 (reld 23.02.1946)

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

(06.1943) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
His son writes: "He joined the RNVR as an ordinary seaman. My father rarely talked about his war experiences but he did say he was an escort vessel in the Mediterranean when the Ark Royal was torpedoed (Nov. 1941). Was at later stages of the war stationed as a training instructor at HMS King Alfred, the RNVR officers' training establishments at Hove & Lancing."
Nock,
Neville Robert
N.R. Nock
Son of ... Nook, and ... Early.
01.01.1921
St Thomas district, Devon
-
11.1999
New Forest, Hampshire
A/T/Lt.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
22.01.46
St. Nazaire raid 28.03.42
(03.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 9 (motor torpedo boat)
Noding,
Donald Alan
"Don"
D.A. Noding
Son of Alan William Noding (1897-), and Marion B. Smith.
Married 1st ((12?).1951, Paddington, London) Evelyn Mildred Andrews (11.01.1920 - 01.1995).
Married 2nd ((06?).2001, Stafford, Staffordshire) Susan A. Owen.
(09?).1923
West Ham district, Greater London
-
10.2009 still alive
T/S.Lt.
17.02.1944
T/Lt.
17.02.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
22.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HM ML 309 (motor launch)
06.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
Nokes,
Colin George
C.G. Nokes
Son of ... Nokes, and ... Webb.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
31.10.1920
West Ham district, London
-
11.1999
Waltham Forest district, London
T/S.Lt. (A) 07.03.1942
T/Lt. (A) 07.09.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(04.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
(10.1942)     HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) *
(12.1942)     no appointment listed
07.12.1942 - (06.)1944 pilot, 817 Squadron FAA
14.08.1944 - (04.)1945 pilot, 785 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)]
06.1945 - (10.1945) pilot, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Noot,
Leonard Alfred
L.A. Noot
Son of Alfred Henry Noot and Edith Louisa Parsons.
Married (16.03.1940) Dorothy Ellen Nicholls; three daughters.
19.10.1913
Southwark district, Greater London / London
-
(12?).1970
Sutton district
L.Sea.
27.01.1941 [P/JX 237216]
T/S.Lt.
21.08.1942
T/Lt.
21.08.1943 (reld 03.01.1946)

Watchkeeping Certificate (04.02.1943; for LCT and similar craft only)

07.1941
-
02.06.1942
HMS Hydrangea (corvette) (escort duties, Mediterranean)
[03.08.1941 participated in the sinking of U-401]
02.06.1942
-
21.08.1942
HMS President (additional) (for courses at RN College, Greenwich)
21.08.1942
-
27.09.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officer training establishment, Hove, Sussex) (additional) (for training)
27.09.1942
-
15.10.1942
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (additional) (for HMS Bronosaurus; for Landing Craft, Tank training)
15.10.1942
-
06.11.1945
HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll) (additional) for:
15.10.1942
-
06.02.1943
First Lieutenant, HM LCT 398 (landing craft, tank)
06.02.1943
-
27.04.1943
Commanding Officer, HM LCT 405 (landing craft, tank)
27.04.1943
-
05.08.1943
Commanding Officer, HM LCT 334 (landing craft, tank)
05.08.1943
-
24.09.1943
Commanding Officer, HM LCT 932 (landing craft, tank)
24.09.1943
-
23.06.1945
Commanding Officer, HM LCT 769 (landing craft, tank) (Operation Neptune, Normandy; recovery of PLUTO after it was redundant)
23.06.1945
-
06.11.1945
Commanding Officer, HM LCT 1127 (landing craft, tank)
06.11.1945
-
03.01.1946
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for dispersal from Rosneath)
Norcott,
Harry
H. Norcott
Son of Harold Norcott, and Dorothy M. Davison.
Married ((06?).1944, Cheam, Surrey Mid Eastern district) Barbara Mary Lees, of Cheam, Surrey.
(09?).1921
Newark district, Lincolnshire / Nottinghamshire
-
17.07.1945
(killed in an air crash) [age 24]
[Yeovilton Churchyard, RNAS Extension, F.2]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/S.Lt. (A) 26.06.1942
T/Lt. (A) 27.05.1944
01.04.1943 - (01.)1945 pilot, 801 Squadron FAA
14.02.1945 - 17.07.1945 pilot, 759 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)] (for instructional duties)
Norfolk,
John Henry
J.H. Norfolk
Son of John William Norfolk (1876-), and Rhoda Stephenson Suddaby (1873-1937).
Married ((12?).1928, Huddersfield district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Edith Marian Baxter, of Hessle, Yorkshire; one daughter, one son.
(06?).1900
Hull, West Derby district, Yorkshire
-
12.03.1942
(KIA) [age 41]
[Newmachar Cemetery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, section C, collective grave 1238]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 21.06.1940
T/Lt. 21.09.1940
06.07.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Beaver (RN base, Grimsby) (for duty at Hull)
28.07.1941 - 12.03.1942 HMS St Briac (Fleet Air Arm target vessel) [struck a mine and sank off Aberdeen]
Norgett,
John
"Jack"
J. Norgett (Photo courtesy of Mrs Isobel Hays) J. Norgett
Son of Harry Cordell Norgett, and Florence Elizabeth Linnell.
Changed surname from Norgett to Walton by deed poll of 30.08.1948.
Married ((03?).1949, Surrey South Eastern district, Surrey) Marjorie M. Walton (née Pryer); ... children (two sons?).
08.08.1914
Walthamstow, West Ham district, Essex
-
28.03.2005
Plymouth district, Devon
Ord.Sea. 01.10.1940 [LT/JX 222669]
Sea. 04.06.1941
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1942
T/A/Lt. 12.06.1943 (reld 27.04.1946)
Clerk M.M.
01.10.1940 - 20.12.1940 joined Royal Naval Patrol Service, HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service central depot, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft) (qualified as a Hydrophone Listener on 26.10.1940, operating ASDIC)
21.12.1940 - 27.12.1940 HMS De La Pole (minesweeping trawler) [tender to HMS Minos (RN base, Lowestoft)]
28.12.1940 - 11.03.1941 HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service central depot, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft)
12.03.1941 - 14.03.1942 HMS Negro (minesweeping trawler) [tender to HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull)]
15.03.1942 - 16.03.1942 on passage
17.03.1942 - 12.06.1942 training, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
12.06.1942 - 02.08.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) (additional) *
[courses at RN College Greenwich 12-25.06.1942 & HMS Victory 13-17.07.1942]
03.08.1942 - 08.08.1942 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] (lent) *
09.08.1942     on passage
09.08.1942 - 29.08.1943 HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary) (additional; for landing craft training) *
[seconded HMS Rosneath (Combined Operations base, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire) 10/16.08.1942; HMS Helder (Combined Operations base, Brightlingsea) 20.08-01.10.1942 & 23.10-30.11.1942; sick at Mearnskirk 22.01-17.02.1943; for duty at Port Glasgow 14.03-29.08.1943]
30.08.1943 - 27.04.1946 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (additional; for landing craft duty) *
[for duty at Port Glasgow 30.08-23.12.1943; seconded HMS Monck 24.12.1943-05.01.1944; HMS Westcliff (Combined Operations base, Southend) 17.01-25.04.1944 [sick 26.04-30.05.1944], 07.06-24.07.1944, 08-17.09.1944, 30.09-03.10.1944 & 16.10-04.11.1944; HMS St Mathew (Combined Operations training base, Burnham on Crouch) 18-29.09.1944; Landing Craft Ferry Unit 22 [HMS Tengra (Combined Operations base, Mandapam, India)] 05.11.1944-30.11.1945; HMS Tengra -1-26.12.1945; passage to Bombay 27-29.12.1945; HMS Chembur (RM camp, Bombay) 30.12.1945-08.01.1946; passage to UK 09.01-06.02.1946; HMS Rosneath 19-20.02.1946]
* Navy Lists show no appointments for him; these appointments taken from official service records
Norman,
Alan
A. Norman (Photo courtesy of Mr Ray A. Purton)
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
15.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
1943


qualified as an observer at Blake 54th Naval Observers' Course, Class 6
08.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Air Intelligence Officer, HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
Norman,
John Wilson
J.W. Norman (Photo courtesy of Mr Duncan Grant)
Son (with one brother) of Joshua Edward Norman (1884-1972), and Jessie Maud Wilson (1883-1963).
Married (28.10.1939, Cheam, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Gladys Lilian Oliver (30.12.1915 - 01.2002); one son, one daughter.
02.11.1913
Isleworth, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
20.12.1981
Midhurst, Chichester district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. 21.08.1942
T/Lt. 21.08.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 19.10.1943 convoy protection, destruction 2 U-boats Western Approaches [investiture 23.11.43]
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
19.10.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Jed (frigate) (DSC)
(10.1943) - (04.1944) HMS Marlborough (training establishment, Eastbourne) *
22.05.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Philoctetes II (accounting base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (for torpedo duties)
12.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (for Naval Pilotage Service)
20.07.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for miscellaneous duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Norman,
Kenneth William
K.W. Norman
Son of ... Norman, and ... Aston.
Married ((03?).1943, Coventry district, Warwickshire) Elsie M. Garner; two daughters.
30.05.1920
Coventry district, Warwickshire
-
03.2012
T/El.S.Lt. 02.11.1942
T/El.Lt. 02.05.1945 (reld 18.08.1946)
30.11.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for miscellaneous duties)
15.12.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven)
04.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
08.12.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS St Angelo III (minesweeper base, St Paul's Bay, Malta)
08.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)
(10.1945)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Norris,
Arthur John
A.J. Norris
Married (08.07.1933, Hurstpierpont) Margaret Faith Sands (1908-1977); one daughter (died in infancy), two sons.

26.12.1892
Chichester, Sussex
-
11.11.1962
Hassocks, Sussex
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 29.12.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Had earlier served in the Navy in WWI, joining in 1914 as a Writer. He accepted discharge in 1923, by then a Petty Officer and 1st Writer, as a result of malaria contracted in India. He served on HMS Achilles, HMS Caroline and HMS Merlin.
Worked in Venezuela as a manager for the Caribbean Petroleum Company.
29.12.1941 - (07.1945) HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne) (probably for sea transport duties)
Norris,
Ralph
R. Norris (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Scott)
1921 ?
-
2006 ?
... ...
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1941
T/Lt. 01.03.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 18.04.1944 patrols Mediterranean, 3 ships sunk, &tc.
... - ... ...
(12.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) *
(04.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Seraph (submarine) *
23.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Seraph (submarine) (despatches)
(04.1944)     HMS P 554 (submarine) *
05.1944 - (10.1944) HMS L 27 (submarine)
(01.1945)     HMS L 27 (submarine) *
02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Astute (submarine)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Norton,
Arthur John
A.J. Norton
Son of ... Norton, and ... Gibbs.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
19.03.1923
Bromsgrove district, Worcestershire
-
01.1995
Solihull South district, West Midlands
T/Midsh. 12.11.1942
T/A/S.Lt. 19.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 19.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
12.11.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyllshire)
03.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
?     HM LCT 1174 (landing craft, tank)
?     HM LCT 624 (landing craft, tank)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Norton,
David Barton Moon
D.B.M. Norton
Son of David Richmond and Annie Moon Norton, of Rosstrevor, Co. Down, Ireland.
Married ((03?).1926, St Marylebone district, London) Norah J. Wallace.
(12?).1898
Kilkeel district, Ireland
-
19.09.1958
Farm M'Teni Plains, Port Shepstone, Natal, South Africa
T/S.Lt. 09.12.1940
T/Lt. 09.03.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 03.1945 (commission terminated 28.07.1945; medically unfit)

Croix de Guerre (France)

CdeG ? Operation Dragoon (invasion South of France 08.44)
(02.1941) - (10.1941) no appointment listed
10.10.1941 - (04.1942) HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth)
(06.1942) - (12.1942) HMS Troubadour *
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
15.02.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
(12.1943) - (02.1944) British Naval Liaison Officer, French light cruiser "Gloire" *
(04.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
[possibly British Naval Liaison Officer, French cruiser "Émile Bertin" (Croix de Guerre)]
(04.1945)     HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto, Italy) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Norton,
John Elliot
"Johnny"
J.E. Norton
?
-
T/S.Lt.
24.11.1943
A/T/Lt.
01.08.1945
26.03.1944

-

(07.1945)

Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
05.02.1946


-


(04.1946)


Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Underwater Weapons Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Norway,
Nevil Shute
N.S. Norway N.S. Norway
N.S. Norway
N.S. Norway
N.S. Norway
N.S. Norway
Second child of Arthur Hamilton Norway, CB, and Mary Louisa Gadsden.
Married (23.11.1931) Frances Mary Heaton; two daughters.

17.01.1899
Ealing, London
-
12.01.1960
Melbourne, Australia
T/S.Lt.
21.06.1940
T/A/Lt.
< 10.1940
T/Lt.
21.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
03.1941 (reld 1945)
Education: Dragon School, Oxford; Shrewsbury School; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Balliol College, Oxford University (BA); FRAeS.
1918


served European War as a Private in the Suffolk Regiment

Aeronautical career: Calculator, the de Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd, 1922-1924; Chief Calculator to Airship Guarantee Co. Ltd on construction of Rigid Airship R. 100, 1925; Deputy Chief Engineer, 1928; flew the Atlantic twice in R. 100, representing the constructors, 1930; Managing Director, Yorkshire Aeroplane Club Ltd, 1927-1930; founded Airspeed Ltd, aeroplane constructors, 1931; Joint Managing Director, 1931-1938.

25.06.1940
-
(07.1945)
Department of the Inspector of Anti-Aircraft Weapons, from 1941 Miscellaneous Weapon Development Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (took part in the Normandy landings 06.1944 as a writer for the Ministry of Information, and later as a correspondent in Burma 1945)
Author of mainly novels under the pen name Nevil Shute.
Published: Marazan, 1926; So Disdained, 1928; Lonely Road, 1932; Ruined City, 1938; What Happened to the Corbetts, 1939; An Old Captivity, 1940; Landfall, 1940; Pied Piper, 1942; Pastoral, 1944; Most Secret, 1945; Vinland the Good, 1946; The Chequer Board, 1947; No Highway, 1948; A Town Like Alice, 1949; Round The Bend, 1951; The Far Country, 1952; In the Wet, 1953; Slide Rule (autobiography), 1954; Requiem for a Wren, 1955; Beyond the Black Stump, 1956; On the Beach, 1957; The Rainbow and the Rose, 1958; Trustee from the Toolroom, 1960 (posthumous); Stephen Morris, 1961 (posthumous).

Literature
: Gerald Pawle, The secret war (1956); Julian Smith, Nevil Shute (1976); John Anderson, Nevil Shute and the DMWD (2004).

Norwell,
John Luke
"Jack"
J.L. Norwell (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Norwell)
?
-
T/S.Lt.
29.10.1939
T/Lt.
13.10.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
15.12.1936


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached Clyde Division, RNVR]
29.10.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa)
21.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 1004 (motor launch) [tender to HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham)] *
12.01.1943
-
(10.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 385 (motor launch)
[picked up survivors of U-97, sunk off Haifa 17.06.1943]
20.05.1944
-
(07.1945)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Slinger (escort carrier)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nottingham,
Fred Charles
"Freddie"
F.C. Nottingham
Son of a railwayman.
Married ((09?).1947, Horsham district, Sussex) Lois Talbot; four children.

15.06.1916
Johannesburg, South Africa
-
17.04.2005
Prob. S.Lt. (A) 28.02.1939
S.Lt. (A) ?, seniority 28.02.1939
Lt. (A) 15.06.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) < 07.1945

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 20.01.1942 Mediterranean flights [investiture 09.03.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 30.05.1944 North Russian convoy 02.44
Education: studied aero-engineering in the UK.
28.02.1939 - (04.1939) HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (Portsmouth)
1939 - 1939 No. 1 RNVR pilots’ course
1939 - 1940 ferried Swordfish torpedo-bombers to
Toulon, where the Royal Navy was conducting intensive flying training
1940 - 1940 825 Squadron FAA (UK south coast)
      short spell at Machrihanish on Kintyre
24.11.1940 - 05.1941 pilot, 829 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable] (Mediterranean)
05.1941 - 11.1941 830 Squadron FAA [Hal Far, Malta]
11.1941 - 09.04.1942 senior pilot, 814 Squadron FAA [HMS Hermes] (Ceylon; ship sunk)
(04.1942?) - (< 08.) 1942 senior pilot, 827 Squadron FAA [HMS Indomitable] (Colombo, Ceylon & Mediterranean)
late 1942 -   flying instructor and test pilot (Barracuda bombers)
12.07.1943 - 28.03.1944 Commanding Officer, 816 Squadron FAA [HMS Tracker & HMS Chaser] (Atlantic)
30.01.1945 - 27.03.1945 Commanding Officer, 854 Squadron FAA [HMS Illustrious] (Pacific)
[lost flying a Grumman TBF Avenger; rescued by USS Kingfish on her 11th war patrol]
(04.1946)     HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown) *
Got a job with the Johannesburg stock exchange, then bought a fruit farm at Mulders Drift, Krugersdorp.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nowson,
Sidney James Duncan
S.J.D. Nowson
30.08.1919
-
08.2003
Sutton, Surrey

Prob. T/A/S.Lt.
15.03.1940
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
03.1941, seniority 31.08.1940
T/Lt.
15.09.1942



HACS Officer, HMS Arethusa (cruiser)
02.12.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
06.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Nunn,
Frederick Arthur
F.A. Nunn
04.10.1913 ?
Sheffield, Yorkshire ?
-
08.01.1978 ?
Oxford, Oxfordshire ?

T/S.Lt. 11.09.1941
T/Lt. 11.09.1942
28.10.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Thames Queen (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel)
01.11.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Larne (Algerine class minesweeper)
02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Fly (Algerine class minesweeper)
Nutting,
Gerald Arthur
G.A. Nutting (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom Ryder)
Son of Josiah Jesson Nutting (1887-1942), and Beatrice Lily Abbott (1880-1967).
Married ((03?).1940, Ilford district, Essex) Muriel M. Phillips; no children.
23.07.1911
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
-
02.03.1993
Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston district, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 25.09.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 25.06.1943 (reld 08.04.1946)

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

(12.1942)     no appointment listed
21.11.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Safeguard (base for Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships, Calmore, Southampton)
25.06.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Safeguard (base for Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships, Calmore, Southampton)
(06.1944) - (10.1945) HMS President III (accounting base for personnel allocated to Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships) *
1947? - 1962? Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Nye,
Alfred Robert Howlett
"Bobby"
A.R.H. Nye (© Photo: Peter Scott, "The battle of the narrow seas")
03.02.1908
Richmond district, Surrey
-
10.1992
Exeter district, Devon
T/Lt.
29.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.43
New Year 43
Mention in Despatches MID
02.10.42
Operation Jubilee (Dieppe raid 19.08.42)
(1942)
-
(1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 312 (motor gun boat)



Commanding Officer, .. MTB Flotilla
24.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 2011 (motor torpedo boat)
Nye,
Frederick [George Thomas]
F. Nye
Son of ... Nye, and ... Rogers.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
28.04.1916
Kensington district, London
-
08.01.1986
Surrey Northern district, Surrey

T/S.Lt. (E) 22.07.1941 (commission terminated 31.03.1945; medically unfit)
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements:
22.07.1941 - 12.11.1942 HMS Karanja (landing ship, infantry) [ship bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Bougie, Algeria]
(02.1943) - (04.1944) HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool) *
25.04.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Archer (escort carrier)
(01.1945)     HMS Archer (escort carrier) *
His daughter writes: "He was horribly injured in the sinking of HMS Karanja at Bougie 12.11.42 and after being taken to a tent hospital in Madagascar, he was taken back to Basingstoke (Rookesdown House) Hospital, where he was operated on many times by Sir Harold Gillies."
* indexed, but not listed as such
       


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