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Oakes,
John Percy Roland
J.P.R. Oakes
Son of Capt. Montague Percy Rowland Oakes (1865-1948), late 5th Irish Lancers, of Hole Head, Dawlish, and Ellen Winifred Louise Cawston (1882-), of Beacon View, Exeter.
Married (05.09.1941, St Peter's, Vere Street, St Marylebone district, London W1) Mary Audrey Walker, daughter of Maj. & Mrs Rollo Walker, of Bushey, Hertfordshire; ... children (two sons?).
(06?).1910
Plymtree, Honiton district, Devon
-
P/O (prob) 13.03.1930 (commission terminated on cessation of duty 02.07.1930)
2nd Lt. ? (reld 27.10.1934)
T/S.Lt. 02.01.1940
T/Lt. 26.07.1940
Education: Pembroke College, Oxford (MA).
Barrister-at-law.
13.03.1930   02.07.1930 commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class AA(ii))
? - 27.10.1934 commissioned, General List (University Candidates)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
(06.1940)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
(07.1940)     HMS Vernon II *
(10.1940)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
10.10.1940 - (02.)1941 French Ship "La Cordelière"
(04.1941) - (06.1941) no appointment listed
12.07.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
16.05.1942 - (08.)1942 British Naval Liaison Officer, Greek destroyer "Pindos" [ex-HMS Bolebroke]
(10.1942) - (02.1943) no appointment listed
? - 12.1942 British Naval Liaison Officer, Norwegian destroyer "Glaisdale"
03.1943 - (06.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS New Comet (minesweeping trawler)
01.07.1943 - 13.08.1943 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) (for BYMSs)
14.08.1943 - (12.1943) First Lieutenant, HM BYMS 35 (British Yard minesweeper)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
(04.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland) *
(04.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
1945 - (10.1945) RN Barracks, Colombo, Ceylon [HMS Lanka]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Oakey,
John Graham
J.G. Oakey (Photo courtesy of Mr David Cragg)
Elder son of Mr & Mrs John William Oakey, of Addison Road, London.
Married (20.02.1937, Holy Trinity, Brompton, Kensington district, London) Delphine Gordon Bird (06.08.1914 - 06.1992), elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Gordon Bird, of Cromwell Road, London.
25.09.1911
Kensington district, London
-
10.1999
Surrey South-Eastern district, Surrey
Prob. T/S.Lt. 27.06.1940
T/S.Lt. 10.1940, seniority 27.06.1940
T/A/Lt. 27.06.1941
T/Lt. 1942?, seniority 27.06.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
08.07.1940 - 10.1940 HMS Fandango (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
10.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
01.07.1941 - 06.06.1943 HMS Antrim (trawler base, Belfast)
07.06.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Irwell (trawler base, Birkenhead)
(07.1945)     HMS Irwell (trawler base, Birkenhead) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Oakley,
Malcolm Gray
"Drip"
M.G. Oakley
Son of ... Oakley, and ... Gray.
(12?).1919
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
03.03.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
17.04.1944
-
(10.1944)
observer, 825 Squadron FAA [initially at HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Oakley,
Ronald
R. Oakley
Married ...; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 13.03.1941
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.04.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.08.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 04.1945, < 07.1945

* Special Branch officer employed on scientific duties

21.03.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
09.06.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Penelope (cruiser)
(06.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
25.08.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Unicorn (aircraft maintenance ship)
23.11.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
(07.1945)     HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier) *
07.1945 - (10.)1945 HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
14.11.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Dale, Pembrokeshire)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Oakley,
Thomas Henry
T.H. Oakley
Residence: (1945) Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
?
-
... ...
T/El.Lt. 05.02.1944
Pre-war employed with Messrs. Parsons, Newcastle.
      general degaussing duties including UK, Haifa & Alexandria
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames)
O'Bryen,
William Stanislaus
W.S. O'Bryen
Son of John Gibson Patrick and Ivy Charlotte O'Bryen, of Fynnland, Natal, South Africa. 
1916
Natal, South Africa
-
26.11.1942

[age 26]
[Yeovilton Churchyard, RNAS extension]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
Education: Glenwood High School, Durban, South Africa (1929-1930)
?
-
26.11.1942
HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton) (died in service)
O'Carroll,
Michael St John
M.St.J. O'Carroll (Photo courtesy of Mr David O'Carroll) M.St.J. O'Carroll (Photo courtesy of Mr David O'Carroll)
Son of Claude St. John O'Carroll (1880-1962), stockbroker, and Edith Bywater Bywater-Ward.
Married (27.04.1943, Bridgetown, Barbados) Clara Jocelyn Gall; one daughter, one son.
23.06.1914
Headington district, Oxfordshire
-
13.03.1968

Paddington district, London

T/S.Lt.
28.02.1940
T/Lt.
05.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Dragon School in Oxford and then Kings College School, Wimbledon.
Joined Whitehall Securities, an electrical firm, but later became a stockbroker.
28.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Royal Scot (troop ship)
15.05.1940
-
(07.)1945
HMS Black Bear (armed yacht; serving as a safety ship for the Fleet Air Arm training in the Carribean and anti-submarines) (sailed on her from England to the West Indies, then operating out of Trinidad, finally ending as a First Lieutenant)
25.09.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad)
O'Connor,
Austin Henry
A.H. O'Connor
Married; one son.
04.09.1910
London
-
10.12.1986

Chichester, West Sussex
Prob. T/S.Lt.
02.02.1940
T/Lt.
04.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ?
1945?
(04.1940)
 
 
training, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
26.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth) (for HM ML 107 (motor launch))
1941?


served at Larne (Northern Ireland) [HMS Racer?]
07.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
after developing serious eye problems at sea, he spent the period from late 1942 to end of war attached to US 8th Air Force lecturing US bomber crews on US bases in East Anglia on recognition of enemy/friendly shipping: 
16.07.1943
-
(07.1945)
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Offord,
Eustace John
"Jock"
E.J. Offord (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Offord)
Son of ... Offord, and Marion Ellen ...
Brother of Lt.Col. Eric Francis Offord, DSO, MBE, RTR.

Married (07.1940, Newton Abbot district, Devon) Joan B. Taylor.
22.11.1913
-
02.1985
Canterbury district, Kent
T/Paym.S.Lt. 29.05.1941
Paym.Lt. 29.05.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 10.1944, < 01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [investiture 10.07.45]
17.06.1941 - (04.)1944 HMS Aurora (cruiser)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
12.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Demetrius (RN Supply & Secretariat School, Wetherby, Yorkshire)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Ofield,
Graham
G. Ofield (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Ofield)
Son of John William Ofield, and Annie Maude Marshall.
Brother of Lt. J.W. Ofield, RNVR.
Married Third Officer Joan Harvey Williams, WRNS; one daughter, one son.
10.12.1914
Leicester district, Leicestershire
-
10.1986
St Austell district, Cornwall
T/A/Lt.
25.12.1942
26.09.1943
-
(10.1944)
on staff of Vice-Admiral Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy) (for service at Ancona)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Ofield,
John William
"Jack"
J.W. Ofield (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Ofield)
Son of John William Ofield, and Annie Maude Marshall.
Brother of Lt. G. Ofield, RNVR.
Married Esther Beatrice Rudd (11.10.1907-11.1997); no children.
03.12.1907
Leicester district, Leicestershire
-
10.1986
Melton Mowbray district, Leicestershire
T/A/Lt.
?
T/Lt.
23.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

 




served on North Atlantic routes & armed trawlers in Scottish waters
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Ogden,
Frank
F. Ogden
Son of a lay preacher.
Married (1948) Heather Robson (predeceased him); one son.

27.12.1921
-
05.2006
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt.
11.12.1943
T/Lt.
25.12.1945 (dispersal 31.12.1946) (reld 25.02.1947)

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

MBE
13.11.1945
Operation Struggle (midget submarine attack Johore Strait 31.07.45)
Mention in Despatches MID
13.06.1944
Operation Guidance (midget submarine attack Laksevaag, Bergen 14.04.44)
Education: Sheffield Grammar School
1939
 
 
joined RN
11.07.1943
-
18.11.1943
HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne) (for submarine service)
18.11.1943
-
15.01.1944
HMS Exmouth (accommodation ship, Scapa Flow) (for training) 
15.01.1944
-
07.12.1944
HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne) (for submarine service)
(04.1944)
 
 
HMS X 24 (midget submarine)
07.12.1944
-
10.09.1945
HMS Bonaventure (midget submarine depot ship) (for submarine service)
(07.1945)


HMS XE 3 (midget submarine)
10.09.1945
-
17.11.1945
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
17.11.1945
-
15.01.1946
general service
15.01.1946
-
28.06.1946
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarine service)
28.06.1946
-
3012.1946
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
30.12.1946
-
31.12.1946
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (as spare crew)
Clerk, Southern Electricity Board. Worked at Cheltenham fruit and vegetable market and later for the south-west farmers' co-operative at Dorchester.
Ogden,
William Graeme
W.G. Ogden (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Palmer)
Son of William Barker Ogden (1866-1906), and Margaret Scott (1872-1958), of Liverpool.
Married 1st (15.01.1930, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London) Sheila Edith Julia Faber (08.07.1908 - 01.1997), daughter of Mr & Mrs Alfred Faber, of Forest Row, Sussex; one daughter.
Married 2nd (26.08.1946, New York, NY, USA) May Howes, of Wilmington & New York, NY.
Married 3rd (05.12.1969, Chelsea district, London) Mrs Ethel Florence Macartney-Filgate (née Liddell) (died 18.06.2006, aged 94; she remarried 1985 Sir Francis Sykes), daughter of Lt.Col. John Sinclair Liddell (1879?-1922), and Baroness Porcelli.
29.09.1903
Barnet district, Greater London
-
13.01.1984
Ludlow, Shropshire
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 18.09.1939
T/Lt. 24.06.1940, seniority 18.09.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943
T/A/Cdr. > 04.1945, < 07.1945 (reld 16.10.1945)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.08.1942 Murmansk convoys 03-05.42 [investiture 23.03.43]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Education: Eton (1917.3-1922.2); Trinity College, Cambridge (BA).
Worked in the family tobacco business. Advertising agent.
18.09.1939 - (06.)1940 Signal Department, Admiralty (and for duty with Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty) [HMS President]
(08.1940)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
06.09.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
26.10.1940 - (02.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Cape Mariato (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
27.02.1941 - 02.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Lady Madeleine (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (DSC, despatches)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
05.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (for Mobile Training Units) (in lieu of specialist Anti-Submarine Officer)
(02.1944) - (04.1944) no appointment listed
25.04.1944 - 10.09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Allington Castle (corvette)
15.01.1945 - (04.)1945 Department of the Chief of Naval Information, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Published: My sea lady : the story of H.M.S. Lady Madeleine from February 1941 to February 1943 (1963).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Ohlenschlager,
Valentine [Jones]
"Val" / "O"
V. Ohlenschlager
Son of .. Ohlenschlager, and ... Percy.
14.12.1921
Midhurst district, Hampshire / Sussex
-
24.04.1975
Helston, Truro district, Cornwall
(killed (shot five times) by a disaffected employee)
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
05.12.1942
T/Lt.
05.12.1944 (reld 1946?)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
13.07.1943
attack shipping enemy coast Nore 13.05.43
10.1942
-
(02.)1943
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 72 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
19.04.1943
-
(10.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 232 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
17.01.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Ursa (destroyer)
05.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 834 (motor launch)
(04.1946)


HMS Maid Marion (armed yacht) *
Owned the Angel Hotel in Helston, Cornwall.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Okey,
Derek
D. Okey (Photo courtesy of Mr David Spooner)
Son of William Okey, cargo superintendent, and Ethel Jessie Brett (1887-1973), of Chislehurst, later Sevenoaks, Kent.
(06?).1923
Rochford district, Essex
-
27.07.1944
(DOW) [age 21]
[Haslar RN Cemetery, G.11.2]
T/Midsh. 27.11.1942
T/A/S.Lt. 03.06.1943
T/S.Lt. 03.12.1943
Education: Ardingly College, Sussex (1932-1941).
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
08.03.1943 - (06.)1943 spare officer, 6th Motor Gun Boat Flotilla [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
07.1943 - 12.1943 HM MGB 81 (motor gun boat)
12.1943 - (01.)1944 HM MTB 416 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Cicala (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth) (for MTB duties):
? - 27.07.1944 HM MTB 412 (motor torpedo boat) [died of wounds as a result of the collision with MTB 430 during an engagement with the enemy off the coast of Normandy]
Oldfield,
Neville Gordon
N.G. Oldfield (Photo courtesy of Sally Oldfield)
Son of Leslie Gordon Oldfield, and Ada Madeline Williams.
Married (14.03.1942, St Mark's Northend, Portsmouth, Hampshire) Norah Grace Woolfe (06.03.1920 - 07.09.2010); ... children (one son, two daughters?).
05.12.1919
Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
08.01.1990
Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. 21.05.1942
T/Lt. 1945? (reld < 04.1946)
06.1942 - 1942 Spare Officer. HM MTB 38 (motor torpedo boat)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
24.08.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)
25.10.1942 - (04.)1943 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 226 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
26.04.1943 - (08.)1943 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 251 (motor torpedo boat)
20.09.1943 - (02.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 256 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
(06.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 249 (motor torpedo boat)
14.12.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for MGBs, MTBs, etc.)
28.05.1945 - 25.08.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 380 (motor torpedo boat)
Oldham,
Reginald Francis
R.F. Oldham (Photo courtesy of Mr Munroe Swirsky) R.F. Oldham
R.F. Oldham (Photo courtesy of Mr Munroe Swirsky)
Son of Frank Oldham, and Gertrude Louisa Cocks (1887-).
Married ((06?).1946, Wallasey district, Cheshire) Margaret P. Mullock; one son.
From Bishops Hichington, near Leamington Spa.
12.06.1919
Fakenham, Walsingham district, Norfolk
-
2003 ?
Saint Kitts ? / South Africa ?
T/S.Lt. 24.07.1942
T/Lt. 01.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 02.02.45]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 11.06.1966 HM's birthday 66: Senior Assistant Secretary (Development), Swaziland
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France and Germany
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Swaziland Independence Medal Swz Ind M - -
Education: Morland Grove School, Middlesex; Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts; London School of Journalism; Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(10.1942) - (06.1944) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) *
? - (10?).1943 serving in 38th LCT Flotilla
(11.1943)     serving under Captain Minor Landing Craft
(06.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM LCT 532 (landing craft, tank) (DSO)
(09.1944) - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
22.09.1944 - (11.1945) Commanding Officer, HM LCQ 389 (landing craft, administration)
Assistant dstrict officer, Swaziland, 1946, Malaya, 10.1950. Collector land revenue, Penang, 1953. District officer, Swaziland, 1958. Senior assistant secretary (development), Swaziland, 1962. Deputy Permanent Secretary (Commerce and Industry), Ministry of Finanace, Commerce and Industry (1968).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Oliver,
Alan Geoffrey
A.G. Oliver
Son of ... Oliver, and ... Crabb.
Married Marjorie ...; two sons, one daughter.
(09?).1920
Lewisham district, Kent
-
31.07.2009
Pilgrims Hospice, Ashford, Kent
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
22.01.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
      officer serving under T.124X agreements
1942     HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
22.01.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Prince Charles (landing ship, infantry (small)
04.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Brigadier (landing ship, infantry (hand-hoisting))
      HMS Searcher (escort carrier)
18.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Thane (escort carrier)
1945     HMS Battler (escort carrier)
Olivier,
Gerard Dacres
"Dickie"
G.D. Olivier
Son of late Rev. G.K. Olivier and Agnes Louise Crookenden.
Brother of Lt. (A) Laurence Kerr Olivier, RNVR.
(12?).1904
Dorking district, Surrey
-
?
Skpr.
?
T/Lt.
24.04.1941 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Medal

DSM
16.08.1940
Dunkirk [investiture 04.11.41]
(06.1940)


Motor Yacht Marsayru (Dunkirk)
(1943)


Commanding Officer, HM ML ...
15.11.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 713 (motor torpedo boat)
14.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Olivier,
Laurence Kerr;
Baron Olivier of Brighton (created 1970; Life Peer) 
L.K. Olivier
Son of late Rev. G.K. Olivier and Agnes Louise Crookenden.
Brother of Lt. Gerald Dacres Olivier, RNVR.
Married 1st (1930) Jill Esmond (marriage dissolved, 1940); one son.
Married 2nd (1940) Vivien Leigh (marriage dissolved, 1961; she died 1967).
Married 3rd (1961) Joan Plowright, CBE; one son, two daughters.
22.05.1907
Dorking, Surrey
-
11.07.1989
Steyning, West Sussex
[buried at Westminster Abbey, London]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/Lt. (A)
14.07.1941 (resigned 12.05.1944)

Order of Merit

OM
1981
?
Knight Bachelor Kt
1947
?
Education: St Edward's School, Oxford. MA Hon. Tufts, Mass, 1946; Hon. DLitt: Oxon, 1957; Manchester, 1968; Sussex, 1978; Hon. LLD Edinburgh 1964; Hon. DLitt London, 1968; Fellow, BAFTA, 1976.
1941
-
12.05.1944
in two to three years' service Olivier became a lieutenant in the Fleet Air Arm; he stepped unhurt out of a number of forced or crash landings, gave ground and gunnery instruction, but never saw combat
Actor; Director, 1962-73, Associate Director, 1973-74, National Theatre; Member, South Bank Theatre Board, since 1967 (South Bank Theatre and Opera House Board, 1962-67; Olivier Theatre opened, 1976, in presence of the Queen).
Published: Confessions of an actor (1984)
Olsen,
George Normann
G.N. Olsen (Photo courtesy of Mr John Eric Olsen)
Married (09.03.1946, Windermere, Westmorland South district) Kathleen Mullen (08.2012 still living, aged 94); three daughters, one son.
10.03.1913
Oslo, Norway
-
05.06.1995
Adelaide, South Australia
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 26.01.1944
T/S.Lt. (E) 26.07.1944 (reld 09.08.1946)
Marine engineer (diesel) in the Norwegian merchant navy.
22.05.1940     volunteered, RNVR [perhaps 22.08.1940?]
22.05.1940 - 20.10.1940 HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service Central Depot, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft) [perhaps from 22.08.1940?]
21.10.1940 - 31.03.1941 HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth)
01.04.1941 - 07.05.1941 HMS Skirmisher (RN base, Milford Haven)
08.05.1941 - 04.06.1941 HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service Central Depot, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft)
05.06.1941 - 31.01.1942 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)
01.02.1942 - 30.04.1942 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
01.05.1942 - 13.01.1944 HMS Euphrates (depot ship, Basra, Iraq)
14.01.1944 - ? HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
(06.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Bulan (boom carrier) *
      HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)
      HMS Emperor (escort carrier)
04.12.1945 - ? HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Gained British Citizenship, 24.01.1948.
* indexed, but not listed as such
O'Mahoney,
Bernard Michael [E]
B.M. O'Mahoney
27.09.1919
-
10.1990
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Lt.
27.03.1942 (reld 1945/46)
?


Commanding Officer, MGB ...
(1945)


HMS Flycatcher
Ommanney,
Cecil John Manaton
C.J.M. Ommanney
Son (with one sister) of Harold Manston Ommanney (1885-1964), and Sybil Maude Haigh Bury.
Married 1st (1940; divorced 1961) Catherine Bridget Stewart, daughter of Angus M. Stewart, of Ardpatrick, Argyll; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1961) Penelope White, daughter of Walter Reginald Hollist White, of Horsham, Sussex; one son.
Residences: (1945) London SW3; (later) Burkham House, Alton, Hampshire.
27.12.1913
-
08.1995
Cirencester district, Gloucestershire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 17.05.1940
T/S.Lt. 03.1941, seniority 17.05.1940
T/A/Lt. 17.05.1941
T/Lt. 07.1941, seniority 17.05.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 21.08.1945 3 U-boats destroyed Kola Inlet 04.45
27.07.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Newcastle (cruiser)
06.08.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS Sweetbriar (corvette)
08.07.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Anguilla (frigate)
Organ,
Cyril Graham
C.G. Organ
Son (with three brothers) of Richard Organ (1879-?), and Christina Elizabeth Graham (1884-?).
Married ((06?).1942, Gloucester, Gloucestershire) Mary Shapcott (16.05.1919 - 11.09.1968), daughter (with three brothers) of Henry William Shapcott (1892-1972), and Henrietta Annie Munday (1895-1959); three sons.
16.05.1914
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
-
19.01.1974
Wick, Sodbury district, Gloucestershire
T/S.Lt. 07.08.1942
T/Lt. 07.08.1943 (reld 31.01.1946)
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
09.11.1942 - 08.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HM ML 117 (motor launch) [HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven)]
28.08.1943 - (04.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM ML 223 (motor launch)
01.05.1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1029 (harbour defence motor launch)
09.04.1945 - (04.)1945 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) (for educational duties)
10.07.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll)
O'Riordan,
Michael Noel
M.N. O'Riordan
?
-
T/Sg.Lt. 28.02.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Trinity College, Dublin (BA, MB, BCh, BAO (Dub 1940)).
1941 - (12.1941) Medical Officer, HQ Group, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO) (2) [wounded or injured, 1941]
(10.1944) - (01.1945) Medical Officer, RM Detachment 375, RM Engineers
(07.1945)     HMS Avonvale or HMS Drake
General practitioner (Reid & O'Riordan, Forton, Lancashire). Late Medical Officer in charge Rossall Hospital Fleetwood. Assistant Police Surgeon, Borough Blackpool.
Ormerod,
Leslie Roy [E]
L.R. Ormerod (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Ormerod)
Son of Roy James Ormerod (1893-), and Minnie Gertrude Worrall (1900-1979).
Married 1st (02.1945, Lambeth district, London) Elizabeth Dakin; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((09?).1949, Crewe district, Cheshire) Joan M. Hines.
Married 3rd ((12?).1957, Wallingford district, Berkshire) Phyllis Anchors (née Leeson); three sons, two daughters.
27.09.1920
Brighton district, Sussex
-
19.05.1988
Truro district, Cornwall
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class ? [P/MX 96538]
T/S.Lt. 20.04.1945 (reld 28.07.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 01.08.1944 Operation Shingle (landing at Anzio 22.01.44)
22.01.1941     enlisted RNVR
(01.1944)     HM LST 303 (landing ship, tank) (despatches)
20.04.1945     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
01.06.1945     HM LST 412 (landing ship, tank)
29.08.1945     HM LST 394 (landing ship, tank)
20.04.1946     Admiralty [HMS President]
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to London Division RNVR)
Reactor Fuel Elements Development Engineer, UKAEA, AERE, Harwell, Didcot, Berks.
Orr,
Ronald Mervyn
R.M. Orr
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Orr, of Armoy, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
1922 ?
-
08.11.1944
(KIA; mining) [age 22]
[Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer, France, M.46]

T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
04.08.1944

George Medal

GM
13.03.1945
rendering safe a mine at a hospital ship 10.44 [posthumously; presented to next-of-kin]
28.02.1944
-
(10.1944)
Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
?
-
08.11.1944
HMS Royal Edward (port party, Dieppe) [borne on the books of HMS Odyssey (accounting base for naval parties)]
Orr,
Stanley Gordon
"Stan"
S.G. Orr
Married (1940) Myra Page (died 1999); two sons.


28.09.1916
West London
-
11.08.2003
South East Hampshire
Prob. S.Lt. (A)
28.02.1939
S.Lt. (A)
1940, seniority 28.02.1939
Lt. (A)
28.08.1941
A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
1944?
A/Lt. RN
1945?, seniority 28.08.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. RN
< 07.1945
Lt.
?, seniority 28.08.1940
Lt.Cdr.
28.08.1948
Cdr.
30.06.1954 (retd 1966)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.04.1941
many attacks on enemy aircraft
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
30.05.1944
attack on Tirpitz 03.04.44
Air Force Cross AFC
01.01.1948
New Year 48
Mention in Despatches MID
18.07.1944
Operation Potluck (air operations Norway 12-16.05.44)
Education: Paxton Park boarding school; Regent Street Polytechnic
Engineering apprentice.
?
-
1940
HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)
22.04.1940
-
(02.)1941
pilot, 806 Squadron FAA [HMS Illustrious]
03.11.1941
-
(12.1941)
pilot, 759 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron]
01.10.1942
-
03.1943
Commanding Officer, 896 Squadron FAA [HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA), later HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier) (Pacific Fleet) [stricken with poliomyelitis]
1943
-
08.1943?
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
10.08.1943
-
06.1944
Commanding Officer, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Emperor]
1944
-
?
Chief Flying Instructor
1945


transferred to RN
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
10.02.1947
-
(07.1948)
RN Air Section, Boscombe Down [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
21.03.1949
-
(05.)1949
HMS Triumph (aircraft carrier)
14.11.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
04.03.1953
-
(05.1953)
HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex) (for miscellaneous services)
24.08.1953
-
(01.1956)
HMS President (for duty at Ministry of Supply)
29.10.1958
-
(07.1961) HMS President (for duty at Ministry of Aviation)
12.11.1962
-
(02.1964)
Officer-in-Charge, Flight Safety Centre [HMS Daedalus (HQ Flag Officer Air (Home), Lee-on-Solent)]
?
-
1966
in command of the Interservice Hovercraft Trials Unit
AFRAeS
Orr-Ewing,
Arthur George
A.G. Orr-Ewing (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) A.G. Orr-Ewing (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
05.04.1893
-
(03?).1975
Poole district, Dorset
T/Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 31.08.1943
Education: BA (Cantab.).
      MBE; Army in India Reserve of Officers
... - ... ...
(12.1944)     on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
[as Civil Officer a Civil Engineer Western Mediterranean Works District 16.09.1943-(01.1945)]
... - ... ...
Orton,
Christopher Nelson Glendinning
"Peter"
C.N.G. Orton
Son (with one brother) of Christopher Wallis Orton (1888-1969), and Florence Elsie Wood (1884-1961).
Married ((09?).1965, Battle district, Sussex) Thora Margaret Colson (29.05.1913 - 07.1993), daughter of  Cecil Colson (1885-1916), and Gladys Ruth Reynolds (1888-1964).
24.05.1912
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
05.1989
Weston-super-Mare district, Somerset
T/S.Lt. 03.05.1940
T/Lt. 03.05.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
29.06.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa)
15.01.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Lunar Bow (patrol escort)
23.07.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for training duties)
(12.1942) - (04.1944) Combined Operations HQ *
04.1944 - 31.06.1944 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto, Italy)
01.07.1944 - (01.)1945 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy)]
03.1945 - (10.1945) on staff of representative of Flag Officer, Taranto, Adriatic and Liaison in Italy, in Rome, and Chief Naval Sub-Commission, Allied Commission [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Orton,
Richard Antony
R.A. Orton
13.06.1919
-
09.1989
Barnstaple district, Devon
T/S.Lt.
13.06.1940
T/Lt.
01.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
31.10.1944
Operation Crimson (air strike & bombardment of Sabang 25.07.44)
13.06.1940
-
(02.)1943
HMS Orchis (corvette)
24.05.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
(10.1944)
-
(01.1945)
HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton) *
04.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (as FDO (Fighter Direction Officer?))
* indexed, but not listed as such
Orton,
Ronald Archer
"Ron"
R.A. Orton (Photo courtesy of Ms Gaie Orton) R.A. Orton (Photo courtesy of Ms Gaie Orton)
R.A. Orton (Photo courtesy of Ms Gaie Orton)  
Son of Sydney Orton, and Dorothy L. Payne.
Married (11.11.1944, St. Stephens, Barbados) Dorothy Helen Mary
Mandeville, daughter of Father Gay Lisle Griffith Mandeville (Anglican priest and in the late 1950 was Bishop of Barbados) and Mary Ifill Buhot (Glegg)
Mandeville, of Nevis; two daughters.
12.01.1922
Canterbury, Kent
-
13.02.2002
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada
T/S.Lt.
01.12.1942
T/Lt.
12.07.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. RCN(R)
15.04.1953
Lt. RCN
1954?, seniority 11.02.1950 [short service commission]
Lt. RCN
14.01.1954
Lt.Cdr. RCN
14.01.1962 (retd > 02.1968, < 02.1969)
Education: Simon Langton School for Boys, Canterbury, Kent (1933-07.1939);signed on for study at University of London, but interrupted by war.
01.07.1940
-
18.08.1940
Naval Airman, Collingwood Pilots' Course. HMS Vincent (Air Branch officers' training establishment, Forton Barracks, Gosport)
(10.1944)


HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) *
11.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) (for motor launches)
26.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Ulster Queen (auxiliary anti-aircraft ship)
22.04.1953
-
(01.1956)
HMCS Malahat (RCN Reserve Division, Esquimalt, BC)
(01.1957)
 
 
HMCS Sussexvale (frigate) *
?


HMCS Esquimalt
(01.1959)
 
 
HMCS Naden (RCN depot ship, Esquimalt, BC) *
(07.1961)
 
 
Commanding Officer, HMCS James Bay (minesweeper) *
(02.1963)
-
(02.1964)
HMCS Cornwallis (RCN training establishment, Halifax, NS) (in charge of New Entry training) *



HMCS Queen Charlotte (RCN base, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island)  (in charge of recruiting)
(02.1968)
 
 
no appointment listed
Emigrated to Canada, 1951.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Osborn,
John Arthur
J.A. Osborn
Son of Iver Dennis Osborn and Dora Sweetland Osborn, of Bristol.

biography at Clifton Rugby Football Club website
1918 ?
-
29.05.1941
(KIA) [age 23]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 61, column 3]

Prob. S.Lt.
27.03.1939
S.Lt.
?, seniority 27.03.1939
27.03.1939


commissioned, RNVR (Severn Division)
01.09.1939
-
29.05.1941
HMS Orion (cruiser) (killed in action during bombing of the ship)
Osborn-Smith,
Roland Ivor
R.I. Osborn-Smith
Son (with two brothers and three sisters) of Erle Osborn Smith (1891-), and Margaret McClennan.
Whole family assumed surname of Osborn-Smith instead of Smith, 11.1941.
(12?).1920
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
T/S.Lt. 24.07.1942
T/Lt. 24.01.1945 (reld > 07.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.11.1944 3 vessels destroyed Plymouth area 12.08.44
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH 08.2010 ?
Education: Portsmouth Grammar School (1934-1937).
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
29.01.1943 - (04.)1945 Gunnery Control Officer, HMS Albrighton (destroyer)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
04.09.1945 - (07.1946) HMS Consort (destroyer)
Osborne,
Edward Francis
E.F. Osborne
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E)
18.05.1941
T/Lt. (E)
?, seniority 18.10.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
19.06.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
19.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Iskra (Coastal Forces base, Gibraltar)
Osborne,
Ronald Frederick
R.F. Osborne
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. 18.02.1944
T/S.Lt. 18.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(06.1944) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
(07.1945) - (10.1945) HMS Azur (armed yacht; harbour defence patrol craft) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
O'Sullivan,
John Philip Francis
J.P.F. O'Sullivan
?
-

T/S.Lt.
01.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
10.07.1944
-
?
HMS Pennywort (corvette)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
16.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Start Bay (frigate)
Outhwaite,
Cedric Robert Leonard
C.R.L. Outhwaite
Married Helen Kennedy, daughter of Capt. Arthur Herbert Kennedy; at least one son (Capt. Brian Robert Outhwaite, RN).
1898
Melbourne, Australia
-
02.10.1945
[South London Crematorium, Mitcham, panel 27]
T/S.Lt.
15.06.1917
T/Lt.
10.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 02.1941, < 12.1941
T/A/Cdr.
> 10.1944, < 07.1945

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
23.07.1918
Zeebrugge *
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I ?
?
* In command of a Coastal Motor Boat. Under considerable gunfire from shore defences, torpedoed an enemy destroyer proceeding eastward from Zeebrugge harbour.
(1918)


Commanding Officer of a Coastal Motor Boat (Zeebrugge)
23.08.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) (for Motor Torpedo Boats)
07.09.1943
-
02.10.1945
Coastal Forces Materiel Department, Admiralty [HMS President] *
* Was going to be promoted and go to command a coastal forces depot ship in Gibraltar in 1943, but he was found to have high blood pressure for which there was no cure in those days.
Over,
Maurice John
M.J. Over
Son of Frank Over (1885-), and Caroline ...
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
19.04.1909
Sandhurst, Easthampstead district, Berkshire
-
04.11.1964
Donnybrook, Western Australia
T/S.Lt. (E) 15.02.1943
T/Lt. (E) 01.01.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
15.03.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)
 
Overbury,
Thomas
T. Overbury
20.12.1914 ?
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire ?
-
21.10.2001 ?
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire ?
T/S.Lt. 06.09.1940
T/Lt. 06.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)

Chevalier, Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands)

OON 28.09.1943 liaison officer "Tjerk Hiddes" [decoration posted]
21.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Ambrose (base for 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee)
29.04.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship)
25.04.1942 - ? possibly British Naval Liaison Officer, Norwegian submarine "B-1" or "Uredd"
04.05.1942 - (07.1945) British Naval Liaison Officer, HMNethS Tjerk Hiddes (ex-HMS Nonpareil) (destroyer)
Owen,
Ifor Gwynn
I.G. Owen
14.05.1915
-
10.1994
De Meirionnydd, Gwynedd
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
10.1942, seniority 10.04.1942
28.07.1941
-
(02.1943)
HMS Express (destroyer)
27.04.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Hotspur (destroyer)
?
-
(07.1945)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Owen,
John Armstrong
J.A. Owen (Photo courtesy of Mr John Owen)
Son of John Armstrong Owen, and Phyllis McGregor.
Married Grace Nind; three sons, one daughter.
03.05.1913
Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
02.1985
Glasgow, Scotland
[Linn Crematorium, Glasgow]
Able Seaman ? [JX 235316]
T/Paym.S.Lt. 26.03.1942
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 26.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(05/06.1940)     HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
(1941?)     HMS Sharpshooter (minesweeper) (?)
? - 26.03.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
04.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Euphrates (depot ship, Basra, Iraq)
(10.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Euphrates (depot ship, Basra, Iraq) *
26.03.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Euphrates (depot ship, Basra, Iraq)
(10.1944)     HMS Euphrates (depot ship, Basra, Iraq) *
30.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Daedalus II (RN Aircraft Training Establishment, Newcastle under Lyme)
01.04.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Berry Head (escort maintenance ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Owen,
Lewis
L. Owen
?
-
T/Paym.S.Lt.
29.05.1941
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S)
29.05.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
> 07.1945, < 04.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
11.07.1941
-
(02.)1943
HMS Northman (RN base, Faroes)
18.07.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria, from 23.06.1944 Messina)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Owen,
Robert Hogarth
R.H. Owen (Photo courtesy of Mr Sandy Owen)
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
22.11.1915
-
(09?).1973
Sutton Coldfield district, Warwickshire
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 05.02.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 05.08.1943
T/A/Lt. (A) > 06.1944, < 10.1944
T/Lt. (A) 05.08.1945 (reld 19.03.1946)

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

MBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
19.04.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) (additional; for full flying duties and training)
27.09.1943 - (04.)1945 pilot, 836 Squadron FAA [HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)] (MBE)
01.06.1945 - 07.1945 pilot, 798 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
25.07.1945 - (10.1945) pilot, 783 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
Owen,
William
W. Owen
Son of Thomas and Daisy Owen.
Husband of Mary Owen, of Hoyland, South Yorkshire.
1915 ?
-
26.06.1942
(KIA, air crash)[age 27]
[Port of Spain (St. James) Military Cemetery, Trinidad and Tobago, Western Portion, grave 30]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 16.01.1941
T/S.Lt. (A) ?, seniority 16.01.1941
T/Lt. (A) 16.01.1942
13.03.1941 - (06.)1941 pilot, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
(08.)1941 - 26.06.1942 HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Owen,
William Albert
W.A. Owen
Residence: (1945) Birkenhead, Cheshire.
?
-
... ...
T/El.Lt. 11.12.1942
Pre- & post-war schoolmaster.
      general degaussing duties including HMS Ganges, HMS Anthony, SIDG Leith, DGO Port Said
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)
Oxby,
Dennis Herbert *
D.H. Oxby (Photo courtesy of Mr D.L. Oxby)
Son of Frederick William Oxby, and Dorothy Oxby (née Wheeler).

* birth registered as Herbert Dennis Oxby
07.10.1924
Lincoln district, Lincolnshire
-
29.08.1944
[age 19]
[Faughanvale (St Canice) Church of Ireland Churchyard, Eglinton, Londonderry, NW Extension]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
Education: Bulwell Hall Estate School (...-1935); won a scholarship to High Pavement Grammar School (1935-1940)
Worked with Nottingham Corporation Transport Department.
?
-
29.08.1944
HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus)
[in his last week of training he was flying a Fairey Barracuda II [DP872] which took off from Maydown for East Haven, spun into bog five miles from airfield - Blackhead Moss near Enagh Lough, Waterside, Londonderry; S.Lt. D.H. Oxby RNVR, S.Lt. F.R. Dobbie RNVR and Ldg.Airm. D.A.T. Mew were all killed]


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