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Race,
Jack Bernard
J.B. Race
Son (with one sister) of John Bernard Race (1890-1956), and Emma Sarah Stafford (1891-1940).
Married ((09?).1939, Hamsptead district, London) Beryl Hilda Willis (28.02.1918 - 05.1995); one son, two daughters.
01.02.1915
Guildford district, Surrey
-
01.1999
Windsor and Maidenhead district, Berkshire
Prob. T/El.S.Lt. 15.06.1942
T/El.Lt. 15.10.1942
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. > 10.1945, < 04.1946 (reld 19.07.1946)
Defence Medal Def M ? ?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 ? ?
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
10.09.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties)
03.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for RN Air Station China Bay)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
12.02.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)
Chartered engineer. FIEE, FIM/DE.  Works Director of E.N.V. Engineering Ltd., then General manager of the Cambridge Instrument Co's factory at Chesterton Road, Cambridge, 1966-....
Rae,
Alexander Ronald
A.R. Rae
1924
Hamilton district, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
02.08.1944
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
< 04.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)
-
(01.1945)
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) *
(03.1945)
 
 
British Naval Liaison Officer, "Pindos" (Greek escort destroyer)
(07.1945)


HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rae,
Alistair Sutherland Livingston
A.S.L. Rae

11.02.1912
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
19.04.2006
Dundee, Scotland
T/Sg.Lt. 03.09.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: George Watson's; Edinburgh School of Medicine (...-1935); MB, BCh, DPH.
01.1940 - (04.1940) HMS Echo (destroyer)
(02.1941) - (12.1941) HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said) *
      apparently served on Admiral Cunningham's flagship & the hospital at Valetta, Malta
11.09.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Begum (escort carrier)
17.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)
Consultant psychiatrist, West Green Hospital (later: Garvey House Hospital and finally the Liff Hospital), Dundee, 1951-1982.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Raikes,
Robert Martin
R.M. Raikes
Son of ... Raikes, and ... Evans.
Married Gillian (née ...); two sons.
(12?).1918
St George Hanover Square district, London / Middlesex
-
07.05.2009
[aged 90]
Llangasty, near Brecon
T/S.Lt.
11.01.1940
T/Lt.
11.07.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 23.10.1945 Operation Iceberg (air strikes on Sakishima Islands & captue of Okinawa 03/05.45) [decoration posted]
11.01.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Campbell (destroyer)
01.08.1941
-
(08.)1943
HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Staff Radar Officer, HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier)
Ralphs,
Graham Russell
G.R. Ralphs
Son (with a twin brother) of ... Ralphs, and ... Russell.
Married ((09?).1944, Chelsea, London) Moira Audrey Parry; ... children (two sons?).
21.05.1920
Twickenham, Kingston district, Surrey
-
10.11.1985
Putney, Kensington & Chelsea district, London
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1941
T/Lt. 02.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(02.1942) - (04.1942) French Ship Largs *
20.04.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Scarab (river gunboat)
(02.1944) - (04.1944) HMS Seabelle (RN base, Persian Gulf) *
(06.1944) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
18.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Flycatcher (for Mobile Naval Air Bases (MONABs))
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Financial consultant.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Ramsay,
Alexander Robert
"Alec"
A.R. Ramsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Ramsay) A.R. Ramsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Ramsay)
A.R. Ramsay A.R. Ramsay (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan Ramsay)
Eldest son and second child of seven to  Robert Christian Ramsay (1861-1957), and Olive Zillah Voss (1887-1957).
Married (15.03.1944) 2nd Officer Helen McGregor Shaw, WRNS (died 2007); one son, two daughters.
12.05.1910
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
-
01.2004
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
T/S.Lt. (A)
20.09.1939
T/Lt. (A)
23.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
09.1943?
T/A/Cdr. (A)
04.1945? (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete [decoration posted]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1945
New Year 45 [decoration posted]
Education: started in Toowoomba, Queensland; secondary school at Harrow; studied agriculture at Cambridge University.
Sport : Played rugby for Cambridge Univ, London Scottish, and just missed out on playing for Scotland. Played golf off a low handicap.
Aeronautical engineer. Got his flying licence 03.04.1935.
(04.1940)


Fleet Air Arm
06.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
pilot, HMS Nile II (RN Air Station, Alexandria)
21.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
pilot, 803 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria)]
09.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Emperor (escort carrier)
06.09.1944
-
(01.1944)
HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)
04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Bambara (RN Air Station, Trincomalee, Ceylon)
Bought & ran a plantation with his brother in Tanganyika, c. 1948/49 to 1957. Went to Rhodesia to farm tobacco, cattle and Maize at Umvukwes (now Umvurwe), north of Harare. Owned and managed a property portfolio including two blocks of flats in Harare (essentially lost everything following transition to independence and collapse of Zimbabwe). Moved back to Australia c. 1987 (Adelaide, then Brisbane, then Toowoomba).
Rankin,
John Cooper
J.C. Rankin (Photo courtesy of Mr Danny Mercer)
1924
Hamilton, Scotland
-
T/Midsh.
1943?
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
27.08.1944
T/Lt.
1946? (reld > 04.1946)
Education: University of Glasgow (1941; MA degree)
late 1943
-
autumn1944
Fifth Officer, HMS Grey Goose (ex-Steam Gun Boat 9)
07.08.1944
-
14.11.1944
Third Officer, HMS Grey Fox (ex-Steam Gun Boat 4)
[appointed, but never went to sea in it; joined at Milford Haven and went on leave from there]
15.11.1944
-
05.1945
Third Officer, HM MTB 781 (motor torpedo boat)



training as a Fleet Air Arm Bomb Range Officer at St Merryn in Cornwall
30.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for Educational and Vocational Training duties, serving in Braintree [HMS Cicero?] and Abbotsinch [HMS Sanderling?])
Ransome Wallis,
Patrick Leonard John Cosnett
P.L.J.C. Ransome Wallis
Eldest son of Dr. Abraham Ransome Wallis (1877-1942), a general practitioner surgeon, and Kate Cosnett Burslem (1872-1929), of Worksop.
Brother of Sg.Lt.Cdr. Ralph Wilson Gray Ransome Wallis, RNVR.
Married 1st (01.1934, Godstone district, Surrey) Dr Petrusa De Beer "Toosie" Clark, MB, BCh (1904? - 27.12.1980), eldest daughter of Lt.Col. Peter Skinner Clark, DSO, JP, MB, ChM, BSc (1873?-1920), and Mrs Clark, of Cradock, South Africa, and Edinburgh; two daughters.
Married 2nd Muriel Day.

10.01.1906
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
-
14.07.1985
Herne Bay, Kent
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. ?
T/Sg.Lt. 06.09.1939
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. 08.06.1944? (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Bootham School, York; accepted as a pupil at Doncaster locomotive works, but changed to medicine graduating from Edinburgh University (MB, ChB, 1930).
General practicioner in Herne Bay, Kent, from 1933 onwards.
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
05.09.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Dido (cruiser) (Mediterranean [Greece, Crete])
16.02.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire)
[engaged in acoustic work and formulated the acoustic standards for officers and ratings serving in this branch of the navy]
08.06.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire)
17.07.1947     transferred to List II of permanent RNVR, with seniority as Lt.Cdr. of 10.01.1939
In addition to his general practice he worked as an audiologist, first at St Mary's Hospital in London and,
from 1948, as medical officer to the audiology departments at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and at the hospitals of Ramsgate, Folkestone, Dover, and Deal.
Published
: The last steam locomotives of British Railways (1966) + some 25 other titles on railways & locomotives.
Ransome Wallis,
Ralph Wilson Gray
R.W.G. Ransome Wallis
Younger son of Dr. Abraham Ransome Wallis (1877-1942), a general practitioner surgeon, and Kate Cosnett Burslem (1872-1929), of Worksop.
Brother of Sg.Lt.Cdr. Patrick Leonard John Cosnett Rasnome Wallis, RNVR.

Married (03.03.1934, Godstone district, Surrey) Winifred H.M. Clark, daughter of Lt.Col. Peter Skinner Clark, DSO, JP, MB, ChM, BSc (1873?-1920), and Mrs Clark, of Cradock, South Africa, and Edinburgh; two daughters, one son.
17.06.1909
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
-
13.04.2001
Peterborough General Hospital, Northamptonshire
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 12.12.1940
T/Sg.Lt. 05.1941, seniority 12.12.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. early 1944 (reld 14.05.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.08.1942 Murmansk convoys 03-05.44 [investiture 09.02.43]
Education: MD (Edin 1946); MB, ChB (Edin 30.07.1932).
12.12.1940 - 01.1941 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
01.1941 - 16.05.1942 HMS London (cruiser)
17.05.1942 - 06.1942 HMS Martin (destroyer) (temporarily) (DSC)
06.1942 - 02.1943 HMS London (cruiser)
18.02.1943 - early 1944 Naval Hospital Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire [HMS Spartiate]
early 1944 - 1945 Naval Party [1763?] [HMS Royal Edmund] (based at Hampstead Heath, went to Antwerp 09.1944, then in charge of Sick Quarters at Ostend)
Practising country doctor, Rutland. Factory Doctor for the Barrowden District, Rutland, 25.07.1951. Late Honorary Surgeon Swindon and North Wiltshire Victoria Hospital.
Published: Two red stripes : a naval surgeon at war (1973).
Ratcliffe,
Leonard *
L. Ratcliffe (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Taylor)
Son of John Ratcliffe, waterman, and Florence Turner, shop assistant.
Married (1922, Liverpool) Mary Mitchell Houston.

* sometimes registered with a second first name "Amarapoora", derived from one of the ships he served on
29.05.1895
Runcorn, Cheshire
-
24.12.1960
Liverpool
T/Midsh. RNR
03.12.1914 (reld 16.01.1916)
T/S.Lt.
02.03.1916
T/Lt.
02.03.1917 (reld 05.02.1919)
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
22.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG
17.05.1918
*
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
?
?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
?
?
Victory Medal VM
?
?
Defence Medal DefM
?
?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
?
?
* The Citation à l'Ordre de l'Armée of 20.12.1917 showed him at trawler Brigadier, for having destroyed 100 German mines in a year
Joined Merchant Navy as a Cadet, 1911. 
08.12.1914
-
02.12.1915
HMS Oropesa (armed merchant cruiser)
02.03.1916
-
13.12.1918
HMS Halcyon (base ship, Lowestoft) (additional; for command of a group of minesweeping trawlers)
29.03.1916
-
(04.1916?)
short gunnery course, HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport)
14.12.1918
-
28.01.1919
HMS Zaria (Auxiliary Patrol base for Orkney and the Shetlands) (for command of minesweeping trawlers in the 4th and 5th Fast Sweeping Flotillas)
29.01.1919
-
05.02.1919
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for demobilisation)
Served Merchant Navy, 1919-c. 1925. In 1928 listed as a tailor with premises in Liverpool.
29.01.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Cochrane II (supply & accounting base for tenders, Rosyth) (for duty at Inchkeith)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Occupation at the time of his death described as fancy goods dealer.
Rattenbury,
John
J. Rattenbury (Photo courtesy of Mr Vernon Rattenbury)
Son of John H. Rattenbury, and Alice K. Hockey.
Married (26.01.1963, Lyme Regis, Dorset) Ann Caroline Reed; two sons, one daughter.
20.04.1918
Lyme Regis, Axminster district, Dorset
-
15.12.2006
Dorchester Hospital, Dorset
Ord.Sea. ? [M/X 65246]
T/S.Lt. 06.03.1941
T/Lt. 20.04.1943 (reld 1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl S - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
03.1940     joined RNVR as Torpedo- & Wireman
      HMS Akita (minesweeping trawler)
08.04.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth) (helping to plan convoys & the raid on St. Naziare by HMS Campbeltown and the Royal Marines)
08.1942 - (08.)1943 Officer of the Watch, HMS Wastwater (trawler) (served E. Coast USA, S. Atlantic & W. Coast of Africa on convoy and anti-submarine duties, minesweeping in Home Waters)
09.09.1943 - 10.1943 HMS May (cable ship)
10.1943 - 07.1945 HMS Bankville (cable ship)
07.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Retriever (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (Mediterranean)
07?.1945 - 10?.1945 HMS Bullfinch (cable ship) (Mediterranean)
10.1945 - 02.1946 HMS St Margarets (cable ship)
Left the navy in 1946 but returning to sea in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve six months later. Took part in the demolition of German munitions & U-boat pens at Heligoland while serving in HMS Lasso in 1947. Left the service in 1952.
Raven,
John Giles
J.G. Raven
From Yeovil, Somerset.
(06?).1901
Sudbury, Essex
-
18.07.1968
Weymouth, Dorset
T/Lt.
22.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
16.02.1943? (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.09.1942
minesweeping Channel 06.42 [investiture 17.11.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
09.11.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Hebe (Halcyon class minesweeper)
10.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Ilfracombe (Bangor class minesweeper)
19.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 46 (motor minesweeper)
16.02.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Parrsborough (Bangor class minesweeper)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
10.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Antares (Algerine class minesweeper)
Raven,
John Stanley
J.S. Raven
Son of Frederick William Raven.
Married (1935) Nancy, daughter of William Harold Murdoch; three sons.
05.10.1910
-
15.06.1987
[Coliingham, Yorks. ?]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.10.1939
T/El.Lt.
30.01.1940
T/Lt.
30.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 08.1942, < 02.1943
Cdr. (L) RN
02.01.1946
Capt. (L) RN
31.12.1954
R.Adm. RN
07.07.1962 (retd 1965)

Companion of the Order of the Bath

CB
1964
?

BSc, FIEE

Education: Huddersfield College; Leeds University
01.10.1939


joined RNVR
14.10.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Gloucester (cruiser)
01.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Gloucester (cruiser)
30.03.1942
-
(12.1943)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Orion (cruiser)
22.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
staff, HMS Vernon (training establishment, Roedean School, Brighton)
01.1946


transferred to RN
21.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
Office of Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty
?
-
(01.1956)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
04.01.1960
-
(07.1961)
Director of Radio Division, Weapons Department (DWR), Admiralty [HMS President]
20.08.1962
-
1965
Director of Engineering and Training Division, Admiralty, and Deputy Chief Naval Engineering Officer [HMS President]
Raven,
William John
W.J. Raven (Photo courtesy of Mrs Rosemary Pearson)
Son of ... Raven, and ... Goring.
Married ...; two daughters.
14.03.1915
Birmingham, Aston district, Warwickshire
-
08.01.2001
Chester, Cheshire
T/S.Lt. 28.09.1939 (reld 28.10.1940; medically unfit)
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 02.11.1943
28.09.1939 - 07.1940 HMS Rion (armed yacht for anti-submarine duties)
07.1940     hospitalized, before being invalided out
(02.1944) - (04.1946) Sea Cadet Corps
 
Rayner,
Denys Arthur
D.A. Rayner (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denys_Rayner) D.A. Rayner
D.A. Rayner D.A. Rayner
D.A. Rayner
Only son of Mr. A.B. Rayner, and Mrs. Rayner, of West Kirby.
Married (11.03.1933, St Andrew's Church, West Kirby, Wirral district, Cheshire) Isabelle Elizabeth Board, daughter of Mr. A. Vyvan Board and Mrs. Board, of West Kirby; one daughter, two sons.

09.02.1908
Edmonton, London
-
16.01.1967
West Meon, Winchester district, Hampshire
Prob. Midsh. 26.10.1925
A/S.Lt. 09.02.1928
S.Lt. 09.02.1929
Lt. 09.02.1931
Lt.Cdr. 09.02.1939
Cdr. 30.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 20.06.1949)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1940 New Year 40:"for unfailing courage, endurance and resource in H.M. Trawler Loch Tulla in its hard and perilous task of sweeping the seas clear of enemy mines, and combating submarines" [investiture 06.02.40]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 29.05.1945 "for courage, skill and perseverance shown while serving in H.M. Ship Pevensey Castle in successful operations against enemy submarines" (sinking U-boat Western Approaches 11.11.44) [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 30.09.1941 "for good services in action against Enemy Submarines" (sinking U-boat Western Approaches 21.05.41)

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers Decoration

VD 03.1943 -
Education: Repton School (1921-1924).
26.10.1925     joined RNVR, Mersey Division
14.05.1930     Pangbourne
(02.1936) - (09.1939) HMS Irwell (RNVR drill ship) (Morpeth Dock, Birkenhead) [HMS Dryad 08.08.1936; HMS Wishart, 17.07.1937; HMS Osprey 12.03.1939]
(1939)     Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Tulla (anti-submarine trawler) & Senior Officer, 14th Anti-Submarine Group
(04.1940)     HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) *
09.1940 - 05.11.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Violet (corvette) (while under construction)
14.11.1940 - 09.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Verbena (corvette) **
15.03.1943 - 10.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Shikari (destroyer)
30.10.1943 - 20.02.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Warwick (destroyer) (sunk)
20.03.1944 - 09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Highlander (destroyer)
09.1944 - 12.12.1944 Senior Officer, 30th Escort Group [HMS Pevensey Castle (corvette)] (11.1944-12.1944 also in command of the corvette)
12.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Irwell (trawler base, Birkenhead)
28.01.1945 - (07.1945) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth as Senior Officer of Escorts [HMS Victory]
Writer, farmer and the designer and manufacturer of small sailing yachts (Westerly Marine construction Ltd.).
Published
: Escort; the battle of the Atlantic (1955; autobiography), The enemy below (1956; novel), The long fight (1958; novel), The small spark of courage (1959; American ed. under the title: Valor); The crippled tanker (1960; novel); Safety in small craft (1961); Small boat sailing (1962); The long haul (1962; novel); Starting motor boating (1963); The great yacht race (1966; with Alan Wykes).
* Indexed, but not listed as such.
** (10.1940), (02.1941) & (12.1941) listed under HMS Bannaret, which was the ex-drifter Verbena; it must have been assumed (erroneously) that he served at Bannaret while he actually was in command of the new corvette Verbena. When that finally was corrected in the Navy List his date of appointment is (erroneously) given as 09.02.1939.
Raynor,
Geoffrey
G. Raynor
Son of Joe Raynor (1878?-1939), and Gertrude Helen Killer (1886?-), of Barnsley.
Married ((03?).1938, Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire) Jean McLaughlan, of Tollerton, Nottinghamshire.
(12?).1908
Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
17.04.1943
Winchester district, Hampshire
[age 34]
[Barnsley Cemetery, Yorkshire, section B, grave 174]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 25.07.1941
T/Lt. (A) 25.10.1941
26.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
(02.1942) - (04.1942) HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) *
10.05.1942 - 17.04.1943 pilot, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)] (killed in an air crash)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Read,
Geoffrey Gray
G.G. Read
?
-
T/Mdish.
?
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
16.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings, 09.43)
(09.1943)


HM LCT 388 (landing craft, tank) [since 03.1944 borne on HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Read,
John Henry Francis
J.H.F. Read
?
-
T/S.Lt.
30.10.1941
T/Lt.
30.10.1942
(1941?)


HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
02.01.1944
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM ML 348 (motor launch) & as Senior Officer, 43rd ML Flotilla
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
09.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 114 (motor launch)
(04.1946)


HM ML 114 (motor launch) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Read,
Leslie Gustave
L.G. Read
Son of Gustave Philip Read (1886-1962), and Mary Ann Elizabeth Packer (1882-1968).
Married ((06?).1941, Epping district, Essex) Joyce E. Barker; two sons.
04.08.1914
Epping district, Essex
-
22.11.1995
Southend on Sea district, Essex
T/A/S.Lt. 19.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 19.09.1943
T/Lt. 19.09.1945 (reld 08.02.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID 17.10.1944 HMCS Regina sunk by torpedo Plymouth area 08.08.44
10.04.1942 - 13.08.1942 HMS Manchester (cruiser) [ship torpedoed & sunk by Italian motor boats off Tunisia; captured]
14.08.1942 - 30.12.1942 POW in Laghouat, Algeria
02.08.1943 - 17.04.1945 Commanding Officer, HM LCT 644 (landing craft, tank)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Reade,
Arthur George Lawrence
A.G.L. Reade
Son of Arthur Edward Reade (1848-1912), and Mary Wood Burnard (1840-).
Married (28.04.1917, Wandsworth district, London) Violet Newmarch, MRCS, LRCP, DHP (1891? - 06.08.1969), only daughter of Henry Newmarch, of Vancouver, British Columbia; one daughter, two sons.
05.06.1882
Upper Norwood, Lambeth district, London
-
14.08.1952
Henley district, Oxfordshire
Sg. 19.05.1914
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1921
Sg.Cdr. 30.06.1927 (retd 05.06.1934)
Sg.Capt. (retd) 05.06.1934
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 12.09.1919 for valuable services at the R.N. Barracks, Chatham
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers Decoration VD ? -
Education: Sussex House School; Dulwich College (04.1894-07.1900); Charing Cross Hospital (1900); MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond, 1905.
House Physician and Resident Obstretric Physician. Senior House Surgeon and House Physician, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. Senior Medical Officer, Queen Mary's Hospital of Children, Carshalton 1909. Assistant Medical Officer Public Health Department London County Council. Medical Superintendent New End Hospital, Hampstead. ABA Boxing Referee.
1914 - 1919 served Great War in London Division RNVR & Royal Navy; South Atlantic Squadron 2 months, Grand Fleet 14 months
12.11.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS King Alfred (RN training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(07.1945)     HMS King Alfred (RN training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Reed,
Geoffrey Henry James
G.H.J. Reed (Photo courtesy of Mr Ray A. Purton)
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
22.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
1943


qualified as an observer at Blake 54th Naval Observers' Course, Class 6
(07.1945)


no appointment listed

Reed,
Ronald Cambridge Montague
R.C.M. Reed (Photo courtesy of Kate Saunders, Museum and Heritage Officer/Press Officer, THE SPRING Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant, Hants)
Son of ... Reed, and ... Cambridge.

09.03.1914
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
04.1995
South East Hampshire district
T/A/S.Lt. 30.07.1943
T/S.Lt. 30.01.1944
T/Lt. 30.01.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1943) - (02.1944) no appointment listed
17.02.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Ubiquity (cable ship depot, Trinity Road, Edinburgh)
15.05.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Bullfrog (cable ship)

Reekie,
James
J. Reekie (Photo courtesy of Mr Olivier Richard)

04.02.1914
-
15.01.1975
[buried at Edinburgh, Scotland]
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 28.05.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Edinburgh University (BSc 1935; PhD in physics and electrical engineering).
      Special Branch officer employed on scientific duties:
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Professor of physics, Edinburgh University & St John's College, Cambridge. FRSE, 03.03.1947.

Rees,
Eric Ivor
L.N. Rees
Son of ... Rees, and ... Prior.

(09?).1923
Wandsworth district, London
-
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 21.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
27.02.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)

Rees,
Leslie Norman
L.N. Rees (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark E.J. Rees)
Son of Edward Rees, and Catherine J. James.
Married ((06?).1940, Luton district, Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire) Dorothy Mabel A. Greenwood (née Munson) (23.09.1918 - 09.1996), daughter of Thomas E. Munson, and Isabel M. Sharpe; three sons, three daughters.

16.11.1916
Troed-y-rhiw, Merthyr Tydfil district, Glamorgan
-
06.1987
Central Leicestershire district, Leicestershire
Ord.Sea. 1942
T/A/S.Lt. 02.09.1943
T/S.Lt. 02.03.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Troedyrhiw Infants School; Quakers Yard Grammar School, Glamorgan; Kesteven College of Education, Stoke Rochford.
1942     joined RNVR
1942 - 1943 10th Motor Launch Flotilla [HMS Black Bat (Coastal Forces base, Devonport)] (served on ML 488)
02.09.1943 - 06.02.1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty) [at HMS Lochailort (Combined Operations base, Inverailort Castle, nr Inverness) and HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary) ]
15.05.1945 - 30.11.1945 Commanding Officer of an LCT (landing craft, tank) [HMS Amzari (RN landing craft base, Vizagatapam, India)]
Constable PC 18 Rutland Constabulary before and after service. Then trained as a teacher at  Kesteven College of Education. Primary School Teacher in Uppingham. Primary School Headmaster at several village schools in Rutland. Retired 1976. First Mayor of Uppingham.
Rees,
Noel
N. Rees
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
29.08.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

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

OBE
14.08.1945
Aegean operations, relief of Greece

?

GkDSM
06.11.1945
services to Greece winter 44-45 [decoration posted]
(10.1944)


no appointment listed
(1944)
-
(1945)
HQ A Force
(07.1945)


HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rees,
Sir Richard Lodowick Edward Montagu;
2nd Baronet
R.L.E.M. Rees R.L.E.M. Rees
R.L.E.M. Rees

Only son (with one sister) of Sir John Davis Rees, 1st Bt., KCIE, CVO, MP (1854-1922), and Hon. Mary Catherine Dormer, sister of 14th Lord Dormer.

04.04.1900
Oxford, Headington district, Oxfordshire
-
24.07.1970
Kensington district, London
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.11.1941
T/A/Lt. 1943, seniority 26.11.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 17.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG 1945? for liaison duties aboard  "Duguay-Trouin"
Education: West Downs School; Eton (1913.2-1918.2); Trinity College, Cambridge (BA; 2nd Class History Tripos pt. II 1921).
Honorary Attaché, Berlin Embassy, 1922; Assistant Secretary in Cambridge University Press, 1923; Honorary Treasurer and Lecturer, London District, Workers' Educational Association, 1925-1927; Editor of The Adelphi, 1930-1936.
summer1940     enlisted RNVR; trained as a gunner for assignment to merchant ships (Defensively Equipped Merchants Ships or DEMS)
[spent time on three merchant ships in British waters]
1941     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
[because of his Cambridge degree officer training, which was not of his own free will]
06.08.1941 - (02.)1943 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
[assigned to some intense task at the Admiralty for two years which he regarded as torture; when he learned that liaison officers were needed for French ships in the Mediterranean, he applied as a means of escaping the Admiralty paperwork]
(04.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
06.08.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional; for various services):
17.09.1943     British Naval Liaison Officer, French light cruiser "Jeanne d'Arc" (Algiers)
[In his reminiscences he describes tremendous anti-British sentiment among the French officers and blatant harassment which gradually subsided once they realized he did not hate the French Navy.]
(04.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed:
(01.1944) - summer 1945 British Naval Liaison Officer, French light cruiser "Duguay-Trouin" (left the ship at Naples)
02.08.1945     on leave waiting new assignment
Author. Has exhibited paintings at RA, RSA, London Group, RSBA, etc.
Published: Brave Men, 1958; For Love or Money, 1960; (Ed.) J. Middleton Murry; Selected Criticism, 1960; George Orwell, 1961; (Ed.) Simone Weil: Selected Essays, 1962; A Theory of My Time: An Essay in Didactic Reminiscence [autobiography], 1963; (Ed.) Simone Weil: Seventy Letters, 1965; Simone Weil: A Sketch for a Portrait, 1966; (Ed.) Simone Weil: On Science, Necessity, and the Love of God, 1968; (Ed.) Simone Weil: First and Last Notebooks, 1970; (Ed.) J. Middleton Murry: Poets, Critics, Mystics, 1970.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rees,
William George
W.G. Rees
?
-
T/S.Lt. 22.05.1941
T/Lt. 22.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

Order of the White Eagle (Yugoslavia), 16.01.1945.

(08.1941) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
(08.1942) - (04.1946) Liaison Officer, Alexandria [HMS Nile] *
05.1942 - (01.1945) British Naval Liaison Officer on Yugoslav MTBs "Durmitor" and "Kajmakcalan"
* indexed, but not listed as such

Reindorp,
[Rt. Rev.] George Edmund
G.E. Reindorp
Son of Rev. Hector William Reindorp, and Dora Lucy (née George), Goodmayes, Essex.
Married (1943) Alix Violet Edington, MB, ChB (died 1987), daughter of Alexander Edington, MD, and Helen Edington, Durban, Natal; three sons, one daughter (and one daughter deceased).
Married 2nd (01.1988) Bridget, widow of Sir William Mullens, DSO, TD.

19.12.1911
Romford district, Essex
-
20.04.1990
Westminster, Surrey
Prob. Chapl.
09.11.1938
Chapl.
11.12.1939, seniority 09.11.1938 (reld 16.06.1946)
Education: Felsted School; Trinity College, Cambridge; Westcott House, Cambridge (MA Cantab, 1939)
Deacon, 1937; Priest, 1938; Curate, S Mary Abbots, Kensington, 1937-39.
1938
-
1946
Chaplain, London Division RNVR:
08.05.1940
-
03.1942
HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
03.1942
-
07.1944
HMS Afrikander IV, 01.11.1942 renamed HMS Kongoni  (RN base, Durban, South Africa) (for duty at Durban)
07.1944
-
31.01.1946
Dockyard Chaplain, HM Dockyard, Simonstown, South Africa & for general duties at Simonstown [HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown)]
Vicar, St Stephen with St John, Westminster, 1946-57; Provost of Southwark and Rector of St Saviour with All Hallows, Southwark, 1957-61; Bishop of Guildford, 1961-73; Bishop of Salisbury, 1973-81. Member, House of Lords, 1970. With BBC Radio Religious Department, arranging and performing Daily Service and arranging and producing Morning Service and other programmes, 1982-83. Chaplain, RCGP, 1965. Hon. DD Lambeth, 1961; DUniv Surrey, 1971. An Assistant Bishop, Diocese of London, since 1982.
Published: What about You?, 1956; No Common Task, 1957; Putting it Over: ten points for preachers, 1961; Over to You, 1964; Preaching Through the Christian Year, 1973.
Rendle,
Peter Critchfield
P.C. Rendle (Photo courtesy of Mr Martyn Rendle)
Son of Martyn Fleetwood Rendle (1893-1936), and Florence Ethel Critchfield (1892-).
Married (Sheerness) Helen Moyes, a cypher Wren; three sons.
31.07.1919
Truro district, Cornwall
-
16.12.2011
Victoria Manor Nursing Home
T/S.Lt. 27.02.1941
T/Lt. 27.08.1943 (reld 04.1946)
1940 - 1941 HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
(04.1941)     no appointment listed
26.05.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches) [from 01.08.1941 actually at HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)]
1941 - 1943 First Lieutenant, HM ML 263 (motor launch) (Londonderry, then Gold Coast) (temporarily in command late 1942, during which time they rescued survivors from the sinking of SS New Toronto 05.11.1942)
(08.1943)     HMS Pytchley (destroyer) *
30.10.1943 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 689 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
1945 - 1946 Divisional Officer, HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Worked for the Scottish Office.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Renny,
Charles John Derek
C.J.D. Renny
Married; three children.
1911
Monifieth district, Angus, Scotland
-
1970
T/A/S.Lt. 28.05.1943
T/S.Lt. 28.11.1943
T/A/Lt. > 04.1945, < 07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG ? for liaison services on French ships
      British Naval Liaison Officer on Norwegina, French & Greek ships:
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
09.09.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Fox (RN base, Lerwick)
(02.1944) - (04.1944) HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow) *
(06.)1944 - (07.1945) HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto) *
04.1945 - 05.1945 British Naval Liaison Officer on French destroyer escort "Hova"
(04.1946)     HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Renouf,
Stanley
S. Renouf
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
01.03.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
01.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich) (for rescue tugs)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Revans,
Charles Richard
C.R. Revans
Son (with two sisters) of Charles Richard Revans (1876-1949), and Rebecca Swanston
Married 1st (10.09.1924, Salford, Lancashire) Doris Whitehead (25.07.1902 - 1963); two sons.
Married 2nd ((03?).1964, Barton district, Lancashire) Joyce Hodgkiss (? - 12.09.2010).
04.02.1898
Pendleton, Salford district, Lancashire
-
24.04.1968
Swinton, Salford district, Lancashire
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 25.06.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(08.1942) - (08.1943) HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow) *
15.09.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers/Taranto) (for Sea Transport duties, Algiers)
02.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples) (for Sea Transport duties)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Revell,
Kenneth Osborn
K.O. Revell
Residence: (1945) Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire.
24.01.1908
-
03.1988
Ipswich district, Suffolk
... ...
T/Lt. 27.01.1940
Pre-war incorporated accountant at Pike, Rogers & Co., London EC2.
      inspector of degaussing including Clyde & Port Said
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
Reynolds,
Harry William
H.W. Reynolds
?
-
T/S.Lt. 10.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HM ML 215 (motor launch) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Reynolds,
John Chappel
M. Reynolds
Son of Arthur Chappel Reynolds, and Bessie Reynolds.
Married (10.09.1942, Budock, Cornwall) Margaret Claire Dugon (23.03.1911 - 01.05.1994), daughter of Alexander Lamont Dugon (1872-1935), and Eileen Florence Grundy (1875-1962); one daughter, one son.
19.04.1908
Camborne, Redruth district, Cornwall
-
09.09.1988
Littlehampton, Worthing district, West Sussex
Prob. T/S.Lt. 31.05.1940
T/Lt. 31.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 02.1944, < 04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
(08.1940)     no appointment listed
12.08.1940 - (10.1945) HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth) (for Naval Control Service)
Reynolds,
Leonard Charles
"Rover"
L.C. Reynolds

29.06.1923
-
18.04.2013
T/S.Lt. 29.12.1943
T/Lt. 01.03.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [decoration posted]
... - ... ...
01.03.1943 - (10.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 658 (motor gun boat)
20.12.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MGB 658 (motor gun boat) (DSC)
... - ... ...
Reynolds,
Mark
M. Reynolds
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E)
14.02.1944
T/Lt. (E)
01.11.1945
03.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Knaresborough Castle (corvette) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Richards,
David
D. Richards
Son of Morgan T. Richards and Mary A. Richards, of Crynant, West Glamorgan, Wales.
1912 ?
-
17.09.1942
[age 30]
[Maala Cemetery, Yemen, I.28]
T/S.Lt. (E)
20.09.1940
A/T/Lt. (E)
20.09.1941
T/Lt. (E)
?, seniority 20.09.1941
17.12.1940
-
(02).1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
01.04.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Hiniesta (twin screw steam yacht; anti-submarine, later calibration vessel)
?
-
17.09.1942
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
Richardson,
Claude
C. Richardson
?
-
T/Lt.
24.07.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1944)
 
 
British Naval Liaison Officer, Greek ship "Kanaris" (escort destroyer)
(10.1944)


HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Richardson,
Godfrey Stuart
G.S. Richardson
Son of Capt. James S. Richardson, and Winifred Spence Johnson (1891-1982).
Married 1st (06.05.1943, Brompton Parish Church, Kensington district, London) Yelva Mary Danielsen (04.11.1919 - (06?).1981), of Westgate, daughter of Lauritz Frederik Lieberoth Danielsen (1885-), and Dora Evelyn Watson (1878-1953); one daughter. Yelva Danielsen remarried (1953) Charles Striddolph Willett & (1965) Henry D.R. Smith.
Married 2nd (20.11.1952, Nelson district, Lancashire) Zoe Elizabeth Waddington (08.02.1928 - 09.1986); two sons, two daughters,
24.07.1920
Warrington, Cheshire
-
23.07.1996
Staffordshire
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 20.04.1941
T/S.Lt. (E) ?
T/Lt. (E) 20.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Uppingham School (09.1934-1938).
(12.1941)     HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland) *
31.08.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
08.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Richardson,
John Keith
J.K. Richardson
Son of William Graham Richardson, and Beatrice Muriel Blockley, of Odstone, Leicestershire.
(09?).1921
Odstone, Leicestershire
-
10.08.1943
(KIA) [age 21]
[Tanga European Cemetery, Tanzania, 11.A.3]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
01.11.1941
T/S.Lt. (A)
21.08.1942
Education: Dixie Grammar School
(12.1941)


HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton) *
03.02.1943
-
10.08.1943
pilot, 803 Squadron FAA [HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanganyika)] (killed in an air crash)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Richardson,
William Antoine
W.A. Richardson
Son of William and Jeanne Richardson, of Waterloo, Crosby, Lancashire.
Married Dolina Rose "Dolly" MacKay (1912? - 17.01.1941), of Waterloo, Liverpool.
19.01.1908
Maslacq, France
-
17.01.1941
(MPK) [age 32]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 2, panel 6]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 14.06.1940
T/Lt. (A) 14.09.1940
Motor driver. Gained aviator's licence (no. 13848) on 08.05.1936, taken on an Avian Gipsy II at the Liverpool Aero Club.
22.07.1940 - (10.1940) pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
? - 17.01.1941 HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad) [killed, together with his wife, while on passage to Trinidad aboard s.s. "Almeda Star", being torpedoed by U-96]
 
Riches,
Harry Gordon George Greatorex
H.G.G.G. Riches
(06?).1905
West Ham, Greater London
-
23.04.1979
Hartley, near Dartford, Kent
S.Lt.
06.09.1935
Lt.
01.04.1938
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
14.07.1943 ? (reld < 04.1946)
06.09.1935


joined Straits Settlements Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
21.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Malacca (auxiliary minesweeper)
11.12.1940
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Panglima (harbour defence motor launch)
1942/43?


transferred to RNVR [temporary commission]
14.07.1943
-
01.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Verbena (corvette)
21.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM LST 173 (landing ship, tank)
Company director.
Riches,
Trevor Stanley
T.S. Riches
From Kingston.
24.04.1918
-
03.1994
Stroud, Gloucestershire
T/S.Lt.
17.07.1942
T/Lt.
17.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

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

MBE
14.06.1980
region Director NFBTE
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
12.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Rotherham (destroyer)
Director, South Western Region, National Federation of Building Trades Employers (1970s).
Rickards,
Arthur James Hitcheson *
A.J.H. Richards
* in naval administration third Christian name given as Hitcheson, which is in fact Aitcheson

Married The Hon. Patience French; two daughters.
16.06.1920
-
05.05.2005
Kendal district, Westmorland
T/S.Lt.
07.08.1941
T/Lt.
07.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Lt.Cdr. ?
?

Mention in Despatches

MID
19.12.1944
E-boat attack on allied convoy Dover Straits
12.1941
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 14 (motor torpedo boat) (1st MTB Flotilla) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
12.1942
-
(08.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 31 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
14.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 359 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for MTBs & MLs)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS President *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Ridge,
Benjamin
B. Ridge (Photo courtesy of Janet Ridge)
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 12.02.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) < 10.1944
(10.1944) - (04.1946) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
Connected with the Cardiff Sea Cadets at some point.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Ridler,
John William
J.W. Ridler (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Ridler)
Son of Albert William and Margaret Ridler, of St. Andrews, Bristol.
24.04.1920
-
20.02.1941
(KIA) [age 20]
Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery, F.1.100]
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (A)
23.09.1940
Education: St Michael's School, Horfield, Bristol and Temple Technical College, Bristol.
King Scout in St Michael's Troop.
?
-
20.02.1941
755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, near Winchester)]
[killed together with Naval Airman E.W.E. Burton when their Shark aircraft crashed near Bristol ]
Rigby,
Clifford
C. Rigby (Photo courtesy of Linda-Jane Rigby)
From Lancashire.
?
-
T/S.Lt.
25.06.1942?
T/Lt.
25.06.1943
14.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Queen Charlotte (anti-aircraft range, Ainsdale on Sea, Southport, Lancashire)
(04.1946)


HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rigby,
Colin Elston
C.E. Rigby (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Howard Rigby)
Son of Sidney Elston Rigby (1881-1935), and Ann Metcalf.
Married ((12?).1937, Amounderness district, Lancashire) Gwennie Howard (11.12.1913 - 02.1995), daughter of Tom Howard, and Mignonette Whitehead; two sons, two daughters.
12.02.1913
Preston district, Lancashire
-
07.1994
Preston and South Ribble district, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. 10.07.1942
T/Lt . 12.02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Dunoon, Argyll) *
1942? - 1945? Commanding Officer, HM LCI(L) 184 (landing craft, infantry (large)) (Mediterranean)
Rigby,
Duncan
D. Rigby
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
15.11.1944
T/S.Lt. (A)
15.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(01.1945)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC) *
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rigby,
Derek Jackson
D.J. Rigby
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
02.06.1944
T/S.Lt. (A)
02.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
06.07.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Macaw (RN Air Station, Bootle Station)
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Rigg,
Donal
D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman) D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman)
D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman) D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman)
D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman) D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman)
D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman) D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman)
D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman) D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman)
D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman) D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman)
Younger son (with one brother) of Arthur Rigg (1886-1968), managing director of Messrs. A. Rigg and Co., Ltd., silk, rayon and cotton manufacturers at Brierfield, and Jessie Nutter (1889-1965), of Wilmslow, Cheshire.
Married 1st (13.10.1944, St Philips, Chorley, Alderley Edge, Cheshire; divorced 17.02.1972) Barbara Birchenall (02.04.1920 - 23.11.2012), daughter (with one brother) of David Birchenall (1882-1967), and Hilda Walker (1896-1984); three sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (27.10.1979) Mrs Violet Ena Hyde (07.07.1913 - 10.1986).
06.03.1919
Reedley Hallows, Lancashire
-
20.05.2003
Coventry, Warwickshire
T/S.Lt. 18.10.1940
T/Lt. 01.09.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 02.11.1943 attack 2 armed trawlers & 3 patrol vessels Channel 07/08.09.43 [investiture 07.03.44]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl S - & France & Germany clasp
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -

D. Rigg (Photo courtesy of T. Freeman)

Education: Canford College, Bournemouth; two years at a textile college, Lyons (France).
Entered family textile business at Brierfield.
      deck hand, HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
26.10.1940 - (08.)1942 Navigation Officer, HMS Aubrietia (corvette)
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
09.11.1942 - (02.)1943 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 628 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
19.04.1943 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 246 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
05.07.1943 - 10.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 254 (motor torpedo boat) & (09.1943) Senior Officer, 14th MTB Flotilla [HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven)] (DSC)
30.10.1944 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 778 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
Riley,
Brian Turner
B.T. Riley
24.10.1907
Uckfield district, Sussex
-
10.1988
Uckfield district, Sussex
T/S.Lt. 1940?
T/Lt. 20.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

George Medal

GM 04.03.1941 mine disposal [investiture 17.06.41]
King's Commendation Comdn 09.06.1942 mine disposal
29.10.1940 - (10.1944) Department of the Director of Unexploded Bombs, renamed medio 1941/42: Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, redesignated medio 1944: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) Combined Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Riley,
Quintin Theodore Petroc Molesworth
Q.T.P.M. Riley
Youngest son of Athelstan Riley (1858-1945), and Hon. Andalusia Louisa Charlotte Georgina
Molesworth (died 1912).
Married (21.08.1942, Kelvedon Parish Church, Essex) Dorothy Margaret Croft, eldest daughter of the Rev. R.W. and Mrs Croft, of Kelvedon, Essex; one son.

27.10.1905
St Columb, Cornwall
-
25.12.1980
(motor accident)
Chelmsford district
T/Lt. 05.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 1944 (retd 1947)

Mention in Despatches

MID 26.09.1940 Norwegian Coast
Education: Pembroke College, Cambridge University (1924).
Polar explorer, 1931-1937 (British Arctic Air Route Expedition, 1931-1932; Arctic expedition, led by Gino Watkins, Greenland, 1933; British Graham Land Expedition, led by John Rymill, Antarctica, 1934-1937 [silver clasp]).
1938     joined Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
1939 - 1940 served on intelligence missions in Finland and Norway
(04.1940)     HMS King Alfred (RNVR training establishment, Hove, Sussex) *
1940 - 1941 Instructor, Independent Companies (forerunners of the Commandos), UK
(02.1941)     HMS President *
1941 - 1942 Instructor, Winter Warfare School, Iceland
1943     service with Combined Operations Command (participated in Operation Avalanche, the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943)
1943     Commanding Officer, 30 RN Commando
1943 - 1944 Commanding Officer, 30 Assault Unit
1944     served in Intelligence Division, Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia (SACSEA), Ceylon
1944 - 1945 Staff Officer, G2 (Intelligence) Division, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), France, Germany and the Channel Islands
1945 - 1947 service in Germany
Served on Essex County Council and Braintree Rural District Council.
Published: (with Richard Taylor) Discovery of the poles (1957).
Literature: J.P. Riley, From pole to pole : the life of Quintin Riley 1905-1980 (1989).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rimmington,
Alfred Norman Victor
A.N.V. Rimmington
Son of Alfred Norman and Stella Eugene Rimmington; husband of Rita Decima Rimmington, of Weston-super-Mare.
(03?).1907
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
13.03.1946
[age 39]
[Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery, section J, grave 371]
Petty Officer
(1940)
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
02.12.1942
Distinguished Service Medal DSM
01.01.1941
New Year 41 [investiture 18.03.41]
1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; War Medal; Long Service and Good Conduct
(1940)


HMS Sealion (submarine)
(07.1945)
-
13.03.1946
Sea Cadet Corps
Ripley,
Henry Fremont
H.F. Ripley (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Dietrich-Berryman)
28.11.1904
Camp Keithley, Mindanao, Philippines
-
02.12.1960
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA
[commemmorated at RN College, Greenwich]
T/Lt. 08.09.1941
      joined RNVR as an American citizen
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
09.12.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Nasturtium (corvette)
Literature: Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Rippon,
Wilberforce

Married Jean ...; one daughter.
?
-
c. 1967/68
Genoa, Italy
Prob. T/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
18.07.1940
T/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
06.01.1941, seniority 18.07.1940
T/A/Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
< 06.1944
T/Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/A/Capt. (Sp.Br.)
< 07.1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1943
Inshore Squadron with 8th Army advance [decoration presented] *
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
Operation Dragoon (invasion of S France 08.44)
* For good services in maintaining, the flow of supplies and reinforcements to the Eighth Army.
18.07.1940
-
(12.1941)
Salvage Officer, Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.02.1942
-
27.07.1943
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) [for the Inshore Squadron]
28.07.1943
-
09.07.1944
Principal Salvage Officer, Levant [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)], renamed:  
10.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
Fleet Salvage Officer, Mediterranean [HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples), later HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
After the war he ran a shipping line from Genoa to Tripoli.
Robbins,
Eric
E. Robbins (Photo courtesy of Mr Dave Robbins)
Married (18.08.1951) Roberta Una Bailey (1925 - 2002); two sons.
23.09.1920
Glasgow, Scotland
-
03.03.1969
Cape Town, South Africa
Seaman ? [272014]
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 05.08.1944 (reld 1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -

* employed on cypher duties

1941     joined RNVR as a rating for cypher duties
05.1941 - 07.1941 cyphers training, HMS Cabballa (coding school, Tortworth Court, Falfield Gloucester)
(09.)1941 - (08?.)1942 HMS Le Tiger (auxiliary anti-submarine trawler) (09.1941 at Belfast, Northern Ireland, 08.1942 in USA (Wilmington, NC & Brooklyn, NY))
late 1942 - early 1943 HMS Foxhound (destroyer)
1943/44     officer training, HMS Assegai (training establishment, nr Durban, South Africa)
04.1944 - (01.)1945 a Cypher Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
22.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Boxer (fighter direction ship)
(12.)1945 - (02.)1946 HMS Patroller (escort carrier)
Roberts,
Barrie
B. Roberts
?
-
2009 ?
T/A/S.Lt. 26.05.1943
T/S.Lt. 26.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
08.1943 - (04.)1945 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 128 (motor gun boat), from 27.08.1943 HM MTB 447 (motor torpedo boat) (35th MTB Flotilla) [from 24.01.1944 shown under HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) "for miscellaneous services"]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Colombo, Ceylon) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roberts,
Bernard
B. Roberts
?
-

T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) *
06.09.1944

* employed on scientific duties




RNVR six months' short course at Cambridge University
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Collingwood ([radar] training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roberts,
Cedric Kenelm
"Chico"
C.K. Roberts

Son of Frederick A. Roberts, and Sissey Gill.
Married ((12?).1940, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Audrey Elias ((09?).1918 - ), daughter of Tom Millward Elias, and ... Davis; four sons.

19.04.1918
Birmingham, King's Norton district, Warwickshire
-

Merimbula, NSW, Australia
Naval Airman 2nd cl. 1940
T/S.Lt. (A) 18.11.1940
T/Lt. (A) 19.04.1943
A/Lt. RN 1945, seniority 19.04.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. RN 06.12.1945
Lt.Cdr. RN 19.04.1950
Cdr. RN 31.12.1952
A/Capt. RN 20.05.1958
Capt. RN 30.06.1958
R.Adm. RN 07.01.1968 (retd 15.01.1971)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1970 New Year 70 [investiture 03.02.70]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 19.05.1953 Korea [investiture 19.07.55]
Education: King Edward's School, Birmingham.
1940     joined RN
09.1941 - (12.1941) pilot, 700 Squadron FAA [HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda)]
? - 13.08.1942 survived sinking of HMS Manchester (cruiser) in Malta convoy
08.1942 - 11.1942 interned in Sahara
30.09.1943 - (12.1943) personal pilot to V Adm Sir Lumley Lyster [HMS Monck (HQ Combined Training, Largs)]
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
1944     HMS Trumpeter (escort carrier) (Russian Convoys)
(01.1945)     HMS Trumpeter (escort carrier) *
25.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Vindex (escort carrier) (Pacific)
06.12.1945 - (04.1946) Lt.Cdr. (Flying), HMS Glory (aircraft carrier)
08.12.1947 - (07.1948) 815 Squadron FAA
1948     Commanding Officer, 813 Squadron FAA
1949     Naval Staff College
(05.1950)     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
1950 - 1951 Commanding Officer, 767 Squadron FAA (Korea)
1951 - 1952 Commanding Officer, 825 Squadron FAA [HMS Ocean] (Korea; shot down and rescued by US Forces, Korea)
09.02.1953 - 18.08.1955 attached to Royal Australian Navy as Deputy Director of Air Warfare (Navy Office)
30.08.1955 - (01.)1956 HMS Sea Eagle (Joint Anti-Submarine School, Londonderry)
10.12.1956 - (01.1957) Commander (Air), HMS Gannet (RN Air Station Eglinton)
20.05.1958 - (01.)1959 Commanding Officer, HMS Gannet (RN Air Station Eglinton)
1959 - (07.)1961 Chief Staff Officer, Flag Officer Navy Fleet Training [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovil, Somerset)]
1961 - 1962 Chief Staff Officer, Flag Officer, Aircraft Carriers
05.12.1962 - (02.)1964 Commanding Officer, HMS Osprey (Naval Air Station and Anti-Submarine School, Portland) & as Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Seat Training
1964 - 1965 Commanding Officer, RN Air Station Culdrose
1966 - 1967 Chief Staff Officer (Operations), Far East Fleet
08.02.1968 - 1971 Flag Officer, Naval Flying Training [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, RN Fighter School, RN Aircraft Direction School, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
Farmed in Somerset, 1971-1979. Emigrated to Australia 1979.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roberts,
Eric George
E.G. Roberts (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Beamish)
?
-
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 01.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
01.09.1944 - (08.1945) First Lieutenant, HMS Hawthorn (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Roberts,
Glyn Lloyd
G.L. Roberts
Son (with one brother) of John Roberts (1878-1949), and Lily Jones (1883-1955).
Married 1st (27.04.1943) Helen Strickland (1907 - 1999), daughter (with one sister) of James Percy Strickland (1875-1938), and Tilla Frances Crane (1870-1943); two daughters.
Married 2nd Juanita Carter (1906 - ).
18.01.1910
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
27.09.1985
Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 19.04.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 19.10.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.07.1944 (reld 22.12.1946)

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

(08.1943) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
01.10.1944 - (10.)1945 HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) (as Naval Liaison Officer [in Portland, Maine?])
Roberts,
Harold
H. Roberts
Son of J.B. Roberts, and of Elizabeth Roberts, of Withington, Manchester.
1903 ?
-
27.08.1944
(KIA) [age 41]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 92, column 3]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 28.07.1941
T/Lt. 28.10.1941
Education: BSc.
Member of Stayley Masonic Lodge.
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
10.12.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Westward Ho (minesweeper)
15.08.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Rhyl (Bangor class minesweeper)
09.10.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Blyth (Bangor class minesweeper)
(04.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
01.09.1943 - (06.)1944 Navigating Officer, HMS Vestal (Algerine class minesweeper)
1944 - 27.08.1944 HMS Hussar (Halcyon class minesweeper) (bombed in error off Normandy & sunk)
Roberts,
Jack
J. Roberts
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
27.01.1944
T/Lt.
27.01.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 18.07.1944 Operation FY (N Russian convoy 03-04.44)
24.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Keppel (destroyer)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Roberts,
James Jack
J.J. Roberts (Photo courtesy of Mrs Mary Sinclair)
Married ...; three daughters.
05.06.1912
West Lothian, Scotland
-
26.09.1975
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland
Prob. T/S.Lt. 03.05.1940
T/S.Lt. 06.1941, seniority 03.05.1940
T/A/Lt. 03.05.1941
T/Lt. 1942?, seniority 03.05.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
10.07.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Ryde (auxiliary paddle steam minesweeper)
05.12.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Jeanie Deans (auxiliary paddle steam minesweeper)
31.03.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Scarron (minesweeping trawler)
28.05.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Peterhead (Bangor class minesweeper)
10.05.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Rinaldo (Algerine class minesweeper)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Rinaldo (Algerine class minesweeper)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Roberts,
Norman Lemuel
"Bob"
N.L. Roberts
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
17.06.1916
-
(03?).1977
Whitby district, North Yorkshire
Ord.Sea. 06.11.1940
Able Sea. 06.10.1941
T/S.Lt. 14.08.1942
T/Lt. 14.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.09.1945 fire at Bari 09.04.45
06.11.1940 - 14.01.1941 HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Torpoint, Cornwall)
14.01.1941 - 26.02.1941 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
26.02.1941 - 02.05.1942 HMS Royal Sovereign
02.05.1942 - 13.08.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(10.1942) - (06.1944) no appointment listed:
25.11.1942 - 09.1943 First Lieutenant, HM LCT 416 (landing craft, tank)
11.1943 - 12.1943 First Lieutenant, HM LCT 595 (landing craft, tank)
08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base):
12.1943 - 06.08.1945 Commanding Officer, HM LCT 595 (landing craft, tank) (despatches)
Roberts,
Victor George
V.G. Roberts
Son of ... Roberts, and ... Tripp ?
06.08.1924 ?
Falmouth district, Cornwall ?
-
03.2004 ?
Horsham district, Sussex ?
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 06.08.1944 (reld 1946)
13.05.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate)
      trained at Inverailort, ferried LCTs across the Atlantic and was based at HMS Dinosaur in 1945
Robertson,
Cyril Jock Roy
C.J.R. Robertson
Son of Thomas Cotter Robertson (1892-), and Florance Selina Beatrice (1897-).
Married 1st ((06?).1944, Fulham district, London) Gladys A.C. Dexter; two sons.
Married 2nd ((09?).1972, North Cotswold district, Gloucestershire) Wendy F. Jones; three daughters.
13.08.1924
Fulham district, London
-
21.08.1999
Ealing district, London
T/Midsh. 01.04.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 13.02.1944
T/S.Lt. 13.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(06.1943) - (10.1944) Combined Operations HQ *
02.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Carisbrooke Castle (corvette)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
(1954) - (1958) Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robertson,
Ian George William
I.G.W. Robertson
Married Barbara ...; one daughter, one son.
1923 ?
-
22.02.2012
... ....
T/Lt. ?
R.Adm. RN 07.07.1972 (retd)

Companion of the Order of the Bath

CB ? ?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC ? ?
... - ... ...
Robertson,
James Cameron
J.A. Robertson
Eldest son of J.R. Robertson, and R.B. Robertson, of Burdon Lane, Belmont, Surrey.
Engaged (02.1945; broken off 05.1946) Second Officer Elizabeth Suddaby, WRNS, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Suddaby, of Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield.
?
-
T/El.S.Lt. 1943?
T/El.Lt. 01.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
11.10.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Stopford (Combined Operations training establishment, Bo'ness, West Lothian)
02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)
(04.1946)     HMS Chinkara (landing craft base, Cochin) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robertson,
John Arthur
J.A. Robertson
?
-
T/S.Lt.
16.10.1941
T/Lt.
16.01.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)

 
no appointment listed
02.12.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for LCT (landing craft, tank) duty)
04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)
Robertson,
John Douglas Davidson
J.A. Robertson
Son (with one sister) of John Sutherland Robertson (1895-1975), and Barbara Ann Johnston (1899-).
Married (16.01.1943, St Peter's Church, Stromness, Orkney) Jean Munro Burnett (? - 2004).
06.03.1918
Walls, Orkney, Scotland
-
1968
Orkney, Scotland
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/Lt. (A) 06.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
15.07.1942 - 11.1942 pilot, 894 Squadron FAA [HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton, Warrington, Lancashire)]
17.05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Dale, Pembrokeshire)
08.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Urley (RN Air Station, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man)
Robertson,
John Malcolm
J.M. Robertson
?
-
Prob. T/Midsh. (A)
05.08.1940
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
27.01.1941
T/Lt. (A)
27.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
20.01.1942
air attacks [investiture 23.03.43]
Mention in Despatches MID
14.10.1941
air attack Tripoli 07.07.41
24.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
acting observer, 829 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)]
1941
-
17.09.1941
observer, 830 Squadron FAA [RN Air Station, Hal Far]
[on a secret mission to drop a secret agent in Tunisia, the aircraft nosed up in a dry salt lake & crew was captured]
17.09.1941
-
1943?
POW in French captivity
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robertson,
Kenneth James
K.J. Robertson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Vivi Marshall)
Son of James Robertson, and Dorothy Handscomb.
Married Mary Morva Dennis Owen Davies (30.06.1919 - 23.02.1962), daughter of John Owen Davies, and Dorothy J. Langdon; two daughters. Morva Robertson remarried (18.06.1949, Nairobi, Kenya) Maxim Ruston.
28.12.1918
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
-
14.01.1944
(MPK) [age 25]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5, panel 4]
T/S.Lt. (A) 07.10.1939
T/Lt. (A) 25.02.1941

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.10.1941 attack Kirkenes & Petsamo [decoration presented to next-of-kin]
Gained aviators' certificate (No. 14855), 23.04.1937 taken on Moth D.H. 60 Gipsy 1 at Norfolk & Norwich Aero Club, later flying at the Cinque Ports Flying Club, Folkestone.
(04.1940)     Fleet Air Arm
31.08.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (for instructional staff)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
05.07.1941 - (12.1941) pilot, 809 Squadron FAA [HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)]
28.01.1942 - 14.01.1944 pilot, HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
? - 14.01.1944 778 Squadron FAA (missing, presumed killed in an air crash, probably during trials of the escort carrier Chaser)
Robertson,
Robert Andrew Antony
R.A.A. Robertson (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin M. Robertson)
Married; .. children (one son?).
30.03.1909
-
30.10.1991
Marlborough district, Wiltshire
T/Lt.
29.08.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946) 
29.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda) (for service at Bermuda)
06.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Star of Deveron (minesweeping trawler)
02.04.1941
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Scarron (minesweeping trawler)
(10.1944)


HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC) *
14.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Corbrae (repair ship)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Robertson [-Justice],
James Norval Harold
  see: Justice, J.N.H.  
Robinson,
Basil Henry Cuthbert
B.H.C. Robinson
Son of ... Robinson, and ... Lambourne.
Residence: (1945) Bournemouth.
13.10.1913
Erpingham district, Norfolk
-
(12?).1974
Witney district, Oxfordshire
T/S.Lt.
27.07.1940
T/Lt.
17.05.1941 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.05.1945
action E-boats Nore area 22.12.44 [investiture 03.07.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
16.01.1945
coastal attacks Plymouth area 07-08.44 [investiture 03.07.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
03.10.1944
action with German forces Plymouth area 06.05.44
Education: Oxford (BA).
01.09.1940
-
(10.)1940
HM MASB 51 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport)]
27.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HM MASB 43 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport)]
15.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 10 (motor gun boat) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
05.01.1942
-
(06.)1943
HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland) (for small craft)
22.11.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 717 (motor torpedo boat)
03.07.1944
-
(01.)1945
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 755 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
07.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
staff, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
Headmaster, Witney Grammar School.
Robinson,
James
J. Robinson
?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
23.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
22.01.1943
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Lord Ashfield (minesweeping trawler) [wounded in 1944]
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Robinson,
James Harvey
J.H. Robinson
14.02.1920
-
02.2001
Barrow in Furness district, Cumbria
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.06.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
13.10.1941 - (06.)1944 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (for flotilla duties)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
23.01.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haslemere)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robinson,
John Alexander
J.A. Robinson
?
-
T/Lt.
21.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)


HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Messina) *
(03.1945)
-
(07.1945)
British Naval Liaison Officer, Greek corvette Tompazis
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robinson,
John Dudley
J.D. Robinson
?
-
T/Lt.
27.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
30.05.1944
action Dieppe 28.03.44 [investiture 24.10.44]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
27.11.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
01.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Clotilde (minesweeping trawler)
11.1943
-
(04.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 602 (motor torpedo boat) [from 19.05.1944 at Newhaven)]
04.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
01.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Tactical, Torpedo and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Robinson,
Matthew
M. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr David Houghton) M. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr David Houghton)
Son of John Francis Robinson, and Elizabeth Ann Hodgson.
Married ((06?).1933, Middlesbrough district, North Riding of Yorkshire) Beatrice May Crawford; three daughters.
06.04.1908
Sunderland district, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
23.12.1980
Weymouth district, Dorset
T/Lt.
30.07.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld 08.04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 01.05.45]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star
Atl St
-
& France & Germany clasp
Burma Star? Bur St?
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
?
?
31.05.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing craft, tank)
20.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(06.1944)
 
 
Assault Group J2 (Normandy)
Emigrated to Canada, 1956. Returned to UK, 1960s.
Robinson,
Robert John
"Bobbie"
R.J. Robinson (Photo courtsey of Mrs Laura Cherry) R.J. Robinson (Photo courtsey of Mrs Laura Cherry)
R.J. Robinson (Photo courtsey of Mrs Laura Cherry) R.J. Robinson (Photo courtsey of Mrs Laura Cherry)
R.J. Robinson (Photo courtsey of Mrs Laura Cherry) R.J. Robinson (Photo courtsey of Mrs Laura Cherry)
Married (Belfast, Northern Ireland) Cecelia Jane McPeak; three daughters.
23.12.1919
-
1971
Ordinary Signalman 1939
Signalman 01.12.1941?
T/A/Leading Signalman 01.01.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 17.02.1944
T/S.Lt. 17.08.1944 (reld 06.04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl S - & France & Germany clasp
Defence Medal DefM - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
1939     joined RNVR
1939 - 1941 HMS Weston (sloop) (convoy escort East Coast of the UK, then South Africa)
01.12.1941 - 30.06.1943 HMS Fritillary (corvette) (from 15.09.1941 Trained Operator) (South Atlantic & Eastern Fleet)
01.07.1943 - ? HMS Gnu (naval base, Cape Town)
? - 16.02.1944 HMS Lochailort (Combined Operations base, Inverailort Castle, nr Inverness)
17.02.1944 - 06.04.1946 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty):
13.03.1944 - 30.09.1944 HM LCI(L) 382 (landing craft, infantry (large)) (UK & Normandy) *
01.10.1944 - 31.07.1945 HM LCQ 382 (landing craft, administration) *
01.08.1945 - 30.09.1945 HM LCG 340 (landing craft, gun) (India)
01.10.1945 - 02.12.1945 HM LCQ 382 (landing craft, administration) (India) *
03.12.1945 - 06.04.1946 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
* for the periods 11-30.06.1944, 13-16.07.1944, 22-31.08.1944, 30.12.1944-08.01.1945, 02-31.03.1945, 08-25.05.1945 & 15-26.10.1945 borne on the books of HMS Copra
Robinson,
Samuel
S. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Robinson) S. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Robinson)
S. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Robinson) S. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Robinson)
Married (29.12.1938, Belfast) Joan Mitchell; four sons, one step-son.
24.12.1912
Belfast
-
17.06.1977
Prob. T/El.S.Lt. 17.11.1940
T/El.Lt. 17.03.1941
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. 10.01.1944? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
School teacher.
(12.1940)     HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) *
(02.1941)     HMS Dick Whittington (degaussing mobile wiping unit) *
(04.1941) - (06.1941) no appointment listed
01.06.1941 - 31.08.1942 Assistant Degaussing Wiping Officer, HMS Dick Whittington (degaussing mobile wiping unit) **
09.1942 - 31.01.1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
01.02.1943 - 09.01.1944 Wiping & Insp. Officer, HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
10.01.1944 - 15.05.1945 Degaussing Officer, HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) ***
24.07.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
* indexed, but not listed as such
** his son gives date of appointment 16.10.1940
*** in Navy List of 07.1945 still showing as such

Robinson,
William
W. Robinson
1907
-
1976
T/S.Lt. (E) 04.01.1943
T/A/Lt. (E) > 10.1944, < 01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
18.01.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for miscellaneous duties)
His son writes: "We believe that he served in the Royal Navy as a 3rd class stoker, with appropriate regradings from about 1923 until about 1934. At that time we believe he was stationed with the RN Submarine Fleet in China and served on the HMS Parthian. Certainly there are photos of some of the ship's company performing the "crossing the line" ceremony at Repulse Bay, dated 1932 on board the Parthian. He paid off in China and elected to stay there, joining the Hong Kong Police Force until some time before WW2. We believe that he re-enlisted upon outbreak of war as a naval rating, probably as a leading hand or Petty Officer ME and was, probably at the time your records show him as an officer, awarded a war-time commission. We have no records and have really only my memories to go on, but we believe that he was on North Atlantic convoy duty and was sunk, possibly twice."
Robjant,
James Robert
J.R. Robjant
24.04.1913
-
06.03.2004
Buckinghamshire
T/A/S.Lt.
1943?
T/S.Lt.
12.05.1944

1939/45 Star; Atlantic Star with France & Germany clasp; Africa Star; Defence Medal; War Medal with MID oakleaf; Naval General Service medal with SE Asia 1945-46 clasp




training, HMS Glendower (seamanship training establishment, Pwllheli, North Wales)
12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Pevensey Castle (corvette)
(04.1946)


HMS President I
Roche,
Kathleen Angela
K.A. Roche
?
-
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
23.07.1943
T/Sg.Lt.
26.11.1943, seniority 23.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: MB, BCh
(10.1944)


HMS Pembroke V *
11.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rochford,
James Donald Henry
J.D.H. Rochford
Son of Leonard Henry Rochford (1896-1986), a World War I flying ace, and Elizabeth Maud Moffet (1895-1964).
Married ((06?).1953, Westminster district, London) Elizabeth M.B. Robinson.
08.07.1921
Brentford district, Oxfordshire
-
04.1986
Lambeth district, London
T/A/S.Lt. 30.04.1942
T/S.Lt. 08.07.1942
T/A/Lt. 30.10.1944
05.1942 - (10.)1944 HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt)
30.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(04.1946)     HMS Bern (minesweeping trawler) *
Admitted to the Bar, Inner Temple, 01.1951. Barrister-at-law, Western Circuit. Admiralty Registrar, Royal Courts of Justice, London, 15.01.1973.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rodger,
William
W. Rodger
1910
Glasgow, Scotland
-
1959
Cupar, Fife, Scotland
T/Sg.Lt. (D)
12.01.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. (D)
> 02.1943, < 06.1943 (reld 29.03.1946)
Education: LDS, RFPS.
02.1940
-
(10.)1940
HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
14.12.1940
-
02.1942
HMS Mauritius (cruiser)
19.03.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary)
26.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Artifex (heavy repair ship)
Rodgers,
Norman John
N.J. Rodgers (Photo courtesy of Mr Ray A. Purton)
12.09.1922
-
03.2000
Huddersfield, Yorkshire
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
28.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
854 Squadron FAA
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Rodman,
Jack Sidney Hurlin
J.S.H. Rodman
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
22.07.1943
T/Lt.
01.05.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
25.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Onslow (destroyer)
Rodwell,
Basil Pinder
B.P. Rodwell
(12?).1919
Clitheroe, Lancashire
-
Tel.
04.1940
T/A/S.Lt.
11.05.1944
T/S.Lt.
11.11.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Army:
 
2nd Lt.
08.08.1951, seniority 23.10.1949 [417962]
Lt.
08.08.1951
Capt.
23.10.1955 (reld 08.08.1960)
Hon. Capt.
08.08.1960
04.1940


joined RNVR



HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)



HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)



HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)



HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield)



HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)
11.05.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (probably for LCT service)



[HMS ? Hock Hoi ?]
08.08.1951
-
08.08.1960
commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers (Postal Section) [short service commission]
Roe,
Rupert

R. Roe (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 18.07.1943
... - ... ...
02.09.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Flycatcher
... - ... ...
Roemmele,
Peter Michael
P.R. Rogers
28.07.1920
Osterley, Brentford, Middlesex
-
03.10.2007
Limavady, Northern Ireland
T/Sg.Lt.
03.09.1943
Education: MB, ChB
(1943/44?)


was in America during the trials of  landing craft [HMS Asbury ?]
(06.1944)

his ship was one of the ones transporting troops to the Normandy landings.
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Flycatcher (RN Air Station, Ludham, Norfolk; HQ of MONAB organization)
General surgeon in Northern Ireland. Founder member of the local Royal Naval Association and one of the characters responsible for developing the United Services club facilities in Limavady, Northern Ireland.
Rogers,
Francis George
F.G. Rogers
Son of ... Rogers, and ... Birch.
(09?).1923
Hackney district, London
-
T/A/S.Lt. 01.09.1943
T/S.Lt. 01.03.1944
T/Lt. 1946? (reld 16.10.1946)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
(02.1944) - (04.1944) HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta) *
1944 - (06.)1944 Third Officer, HM MTB 640 (motor torpedo boat)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta) *
01.03.1945 - (10.1945) HM ML 569 (motor launch)
(04.1946)     HMS Catherine (Catherine class minesweeper) *
Emigrated to Australia, 1949.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rogers,
Peter Richard
P.R. Rogers
?
-
T/Midsh.
?
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
01.03.1944 (reld 1945/46)
15.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
Third Officer, HM MTB 514 (motor torpedo boat)
Rogers,
Victor Reginald Thorne
P.R. Rogers
Son of ... Rogers, and ... Thorne.
22.12.1913
Kensington district, Greater London
-
01.1993
Plymouth district, Devon
T/S.Lt.
20.09.1940
T/Lt.
20.09.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945
Hon. Lt.Cdr.
23.10.1947
Lt.Cdr.
20.09.1949 (retd 01.09.1952)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.01.1953
New Year 53  [investiture 10.03.1953]
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
HMS Victory III  (accounting section, Wantage)
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
28.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Staff Officer (Operations) on staff of Flag Officer, Malaya [HMS Sultan]
23.10.1947
-
31.03.1952
Honorary Commission, London District Royal Naval Volunteer (Wireless) Reserve
01.04.1952
 

transferred, Permanent RNVR
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rogers,
William Henry
W.H. Rogers
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E) 20.09.1940
T/A/Lt. (E) ?
T.Lt. (E) RNZNVR 15.12.1943
25.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS St Modwen (armed yacht; anti-submarine duties)
14.05.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
08.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Epping (minesweeper base, Harwich)
13.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Lucifer (RN base, Cardiff)
(04.1946)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rogers-Coltman,
Julian Coltman
J.C. Rogers-Coltman
Son of Charles Coltman-Rogers, and Muriel Augusta Gillian Coltman-Rogers, CBE.
Married ((06?).1928, Ludlow district, Shropshire) Mary Malet "Mollie" Shaw, of Bishop's Castle, Shropshire; ... children (two sons, one daughter ?).
(12?).1898
Knighton district, Shropshire
-
05.07.1944
(died of illness) [age 46]
[Wentnor (St Michael) Churchyard Extension, Shropshire, A.16]
T/Lt.
01.12.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 10.1940, < 02.1941
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
21.10.1941
defending Channel convoy 08.09.41 [investiture 25.11.41]
09.09.1939
-
05.07.1944
Deputy Staff Officer (Intelligence) on the staff of Flag Officer Commanding Dover [HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)]
Rolfe,
Charles Stanhope
C.S. Rolfe
Residence: (1945) Lancing, Sussex.
04.06.1916
West Ashford district, Surrey
-
(03?).1977
Stourbridge district, West Midlands
... ...
T/El.Lt. 20.08.1942
Pre- & post-war sub-station assistant, Brighton Corp. Elec.
      inspector of degaussing Port Said
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)
Rolfe,
Noel William

N.W. Rolfe (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 29.04.1944
... - ... ...
09.04.1944 - (10.1944) observer, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Ukussa]
... - ... ...
Rooke,
Jack
J. Rooke
Son of ... Rooke, and ... Speight.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
08.06.1921
Pontefract district, Yorkshire
-
21.05.1985
Scarborough district, Yorkshire
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 30.12.1942
T/S.Lt. (A) 30.06.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
22.02.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) (additional; for full flying duties and training)
27.06.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) (additional; for full flying duties and training)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
01.11.1943 - (01.)1945 pilot, 813 Squadron FAA
16.02.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire) (for duty with Flying Control)
(10.1945)     HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rooksby,
Denis Arthur
D.A. Rooksby
Son of Percy Richard Rooksby, and Alice Maude Miller.
27.06.1908
Higham Park, West Ham district, Essex
-
04.1968
California, USA
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 29.07.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 29.10.1940 (reld < 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer employed on mining or anti-submarine fixed defence duties

(10.1940)     no appointment listed
29.10.1940 - 06.1941 HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda) (for service at Trinidad)
06.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) (for miscellaneous services at Trinidad)
(04.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
07.09.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) (additional; for various services)
24.05.1943 - 09.1943 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire)
07.09.1943 - 10.1943 HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi) (as Officer-in-Charge Anti-Submarine Fixed Defence Station, Karachi)
12.10.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for miscellaneous services)
Published: Spanish waters : a novel (1943); Red is the lotus (1946); The Sandley story (1960).
Rose,
John Vincent
J.V. Rose
29.11.1915
-
1994
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
T/Sg.Lt. 07.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl S - & France & Germany clasp
Africa Star Afr St - & N Africa 42-43 clasp
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: BSc St. Andrews, Fifeshire. 1936; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1940; DOst RCOG 1946.
06.01.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Glen Gower (paddle minesweeper)
(08.1941) - (04.1942) no appointment listed
02.04.1942 - (12.1942) HMS St Helier (Combined Operations base, Fowey)
(02.1943)     HMS Skirmisher (RN base, Milford Haven) *
26.03.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for Landing Craft Infantry (Small))
(10.1943)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
12.10.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Kent (cruiser)
03.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Sirius (cruiser)
General practitioner, Edge, Gloucestershire.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rosenthal,
Michael David Holmes
M.D.H. Rosenthal (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark Rosenthal)
Son of George David Rosenthal (1882-1938), and Adelaide Elizabeth Ravenhill (1886-1971).
Married (09.03.1946, St Mary's, Pimlico, Westminster district, London) Marjorie Mary Wilson, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs A.H. Wilson, of Marianglas, Anglesey; two sons.
04.06.1919
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
(09?).1981
Hatfield district, Hertfordshire
T/S.Lt. 20.11.1941
T/Lt. 20.05.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
19.12.1941 - 29.06.1942 HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea) (for Naval Control Service, Thames)
29.06.1942 - 31.07.1942 HMS Jamaica (cruiser)
07.09.1942 - 13.09.1942 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
20.10.1942 - 08.02.1944 HMS Cilicia (armed merchant cruiser)
19.02.1944 - 27.04.1945 HMS Smiter (escort carrier)
      HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed [probably signal course at HMS Mercury]
09.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Pioneer (aircraft maintenance ship)
Published: Organisation of retail distribution (1966).
Roshier,
Donald Frank
D.F. Roshier
Son of Alfred Frank John Roshier (1892-1942), and Louisa Annie Keates (1893-1978).
Married ((06?).1962, Truro district, Cornwall) Margaret Llilian Edwina Eastcott (29.05.1934 - 11.1992), only daughter of Dr & Mrs E.H. Eastcott, of Probus, Truro, Cornwall; two sons.
01.12.1920
Wandsworth district, London
-
01.04.2004
Kent and Sussex Hospital, Kent
T/A/S.Lt. 15.04.1943
T/S.Lt. 15.10.1943
T/Lt. 15.10.1945
08.06.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for landing boats)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
19.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Hannaray (minesweeping trawler)
04.02.1946 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1077 (motor minesweeper)
Freeman of London. Founder of the company H. Smith (Engineers) Ltd.
Ross,
Charles Edward
C.E. Ross (Photo courtesy of Mr Harold W. Rowland via Mr Phil Shaddock)
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 22.11.1940
T/Lt. 22.02.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1046)
28.05.1941 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS Liberia (auxiliary minesweeping trawler)
      Commanding Officer, HM ML 233 (motor launch) & Senior Officer, 2nd ML Flotilla
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Ross,
William Alexander
W.A. Ross
?
-
removed from emergency list (died?) between 08.1973 and 08.1977
T/Midsh.
?
T/S.Lt.
15.11.1940
T/Lt.
15.05.1943
Lt. RN
01.01.1947, seniority 15.05.1943
Lt.Cdr. RN
15.05.1951 (emgcy 14.12.1951)
Cadet, Commonwealth & Dominion Line, 1936.
23.12.1940
-
(06.)1944
HMS Dianella (corvette) (Russian convoys)
16.09.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Caistor Castle (corvette)
(07.1948)

(05.1949)
HMS Barcroft (boom defence vessel) *
11.10.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Barndale (boom defence vessel)
Joined Risdon Beazley as second mate 'Twyford', master Topmast 16, 1964-1978 master 'Droxford'.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rous,
Hon. William Keith;
5th Earl of Stradbroke (cr. 1821); Baronet (1660); Baron Rous (1796); Viscount Dunwich (1821)
W.K. Rous
Second son (with three brothers and three sisters) of George Edward John Mowbray Rous, 3rd Earl of Stradbroke, KCMG, CB, CVO, CBE (1862-1947), and Helena Violet Alice Fraser, DBE (1875-1949), of Henham Hall, Wangford, Suffolk.
Succeeded brother, 14.07.1983.
Married 1st (07.08.1935, St Peters', Babraham, Cambridge; marriage dissolved 1941) Pamela Catherine Mabel Kay-Shuttleworth (17.09.1915 - (09?).1972), only daughter of Capt. Hon. Edward James Kay-Shuttleworth (1890-1917), and Sibell Eleanor Maud Adeane (1890-1980); two sons.
Married 2nd (19.07.1943, Bideford district, Devon) April Mary Asquith (14.04.1919 - 04.2002). elder daughter of Brig.Gen. Hon. Arthur Melland Asquith, DSO (1883-1939), and Hon. Betty Constance Manners (1889-1962); one son, four daughters (and one deceased).
10.03.1907
Henham, Blything district, Suffolk
-
18.07.1983
Bideford district, Devon
Midsh. (E) RN 15.09.1926
S.Lt. (E) RN 01.02.1929
Lt. (E) RN 01.02.1932 (resigned 27.09.1933)
Prob. T/S.Lt. 05.01.1940
T/Lt. 05.04.1940
Education: Harrow (1921.1-1922.1; Small Houses and The Headmaster's); Geelong Grammar School, Australia.
15.09.1926 - (01.)1931 engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
06.01.1931 - (01.)1933 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(05.1933) - (06.1933) no appointment listed
27.09.1933     HMS Rodney (battleship) [appointment cancelled]
      WW2 service (wounded twice):
05.01.1940 - (03.)1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
20.03.1940 - 07.1940 First Lieutenant, HMS Amethyst (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
07.1940 - 24.11.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Amethyst (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (mined and sunk in the Thames estuary)
31.12.1940 - 16.03.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Lady Lillan (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (sunk by German aircraft about 75 nautical miles west of Erris Head, Ireland)
23.04.1941 - (06.)1941 [Commanding Officer?], HMS Lobelia
(corvette)
03.06.1941 - 04.07.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Coltsfoot (corvette)
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
28.09.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Corinthian (ocean boarding vessel)
17.02.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Bellona (cruiser)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
29.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall)
Rouse,
Graham Dobson
G.D. Rouse (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Rouse)
Reminiscences at BBC website:
WW2 People's War (1)
WW2 People's War (2)
WW2 People's War (3)
WW2 People's War (4)
10.09.1921
Barry, Wales
-
[01.2007 still alive at Poole, Dorset]
T/S.Lt.
05.08.1943
T/Lt.
05.08.1945 (reld 29.07.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
13.03.1945
assault Normandy 06.44-11.44
1941


joined RNVR as a rating



HMS Impregnable (training establishment for communications ratings, St Budeaux, Plymouth) (for training as Signalman)



HMS Vidette (destroyer)



served Coastal Forces on MLs, HDMLs & RMLs (as rating & officer)
?
-
1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)



RN Cipher School, Greenwich (for further training)
06.12.1943
-
(05?.)1945
HM ML 197 (motor launch)
[initially as First Lieutenant, but from a few days after the start of the Normandy landings (where he was lightly wounded) as Commanding Officer]
The vessel served as Navigational Leader for Sword Beach on D-Day [06.06.1944], took part in the Walcheren landings [01.11.1944] and served on until Germany.



posted to Far East to be part of Deceptive Warfare Unit preparing for invasion of Japanese mainland – served based in Ceylon, Java and Singapore after war ended
Company director (Barry, Wales – then retired to Poole).
Rouson,
John Henry
J.H. Rouson J.H. Rouson
21.08.1908
Deptford, Greenwich, Greater London
-
10.03.2000
Staten Island, Richmond, NY, USA
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 30.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 09.10.1945 recovery torpedoes sunken U-boat Toulon
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 03.10.1944 disposal first Japanese mine 01.42

George Medal

GM 23.01.1941 mine disposal [investiture 17.06.41]
26.09.1940     Admiralty
15.11.1940 - (07.1945) Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)     HMS Sultan (accounting base for personnel at Keppel Harbour)
Highly regarded as one of the foremost artists of racehorses in the world. He painted several of the Triple Crown Winners and Racing Hall of Fame Horses, including "Secretariat", as well as a number of magnificent racing scenes. His paintings have graced the cover of Turf magazine multiple times, as well as several other publications. John Rouson also painted the Canadian Horse of the Year and Queen's Plate Winner for the Canadian Jockey Club for many years. His paintings hang in honor at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. John Rouson was also an Internationally Syndicated Cartoonist, featuring four comic strips - "Little Sport", "Little Eve", "Ladies Day" and "Boy & Girl".
Routledge,
Roy Trevor
R.T. Routledge
Married (30.10.1943, Bexhill) Patricia Bates; one son, one daughter.
10.05.1918
Bexhill on Sea
-
28.05.1995
Gloucestershire
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
02.10.1942
T/Sg.Lt.
1943?, seniority 02.10.1942
Sg.Lt.
15.07.1952, seniority 13.07.1948
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
13.07.1956 (removed from active list 10.05.1963)
Education: MB, BS, FRCS (MRCS), LRCP.
06.11.1942
-
13.03.1944
Medical Officer, HMS Landguard (escort)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed



served on a ship in the Far East & Africa for the last year of the war (possibly a sister ship to HMS Landguard)
06.11.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry) *
(09.1945)


possibly at HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Medical Officer, HMS Nith (frigate)
15.07.1952
-
10.05.1963
served, Permanent RNVR (later RNR) (Severn Division) [HMS Flying Fox in Bristol] (also acted as the medical officer for the RMR at Dorset House in Bristol)
After leaving the Royal Navy in 1946 he trained as a plastic surgeon and became the President of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rowe,
Charles Scott
C.S. Rowe

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17.01.1904
Eastry district, Kent
-
27.12.1964
Buderim Cemetery
Maroochy Shire, Queensland, Australia
Midsh. 28.11.1921
S.Lt. 17.01.1925
?, seniority 17.01.1924 (removed 20.03.1928)
T/S.Lt. 08.07.1940
T/Lt. 05.1941, seniority 08.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 12.1941
28.11.1921 - 20.03.1928 commissioned, RNVR (Tyne Division, later London Division, List 2)
07.10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Fermoy (Hunt class minesweeper)
03.03.1941 - (04.)1944 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services: as Fleet Press Liaison Officer)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
(04.1946)     HMS Tengra (Combined Operations base, Mandapam, India) *
Served RN Police, Ceylon, c. 1949-1952.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rowland,
Charles Eric
C.E. Rowland (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))
15.10.1917
-
08.1987
Northumberland West district
... ...
T/S.Lt. 22.07.1943
... - ... ...
12.09.1943 - (10.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
... - ... ...
Rowland,
Harold Willey
H.W. Rowland
Son of Arthur Rowland, and Lilian K. Willey.
Married ((06?).1946, Sheffield district, Yorkshire) Elsie M. Simpson.
(09?).1920
Sheffield district, Yorkshire
-
04.2011 still alive
T/S.Lt. 26.02.1942
T/Lt. 26.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
      HMS Liberia (minesweeping trawler)
? - 05?.1942 HM ML 269 (motor launch)
29.05.1942 - 09.1943 First Lieutenant, HM ML 233 (motor launch)
13.09.1943 - 04.06.1945 Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1378 (harbour defence motor launch)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rowlands,
Cyril
C. Rowlands
?
-
07.12.1971
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
16.06.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Instr. Lt. RN
20.02.1946, seniority 16.06.1941
Instr.Lt.Cdr. RN
16.06.1947
Instr.Cdr. RN
31.12.1956 (retd 17.01.1959)

George Medal

GM
02.09.1941
? [investiture 17.12.46]
George Medal GM
17.11.1942
bomb disposal at Malta 04-30.04.42 [investiture 17.12.46]
Education: BSc
12.1940
-
12.1943
bomb disposal officer, HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
20.12.1943 - (04.)1946 Department of the Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, redesignated medio 1944: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining, redesignated 01.02.1946: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
20.02.1946
 
 
transferred to RN [permanent commission]
10.10.1946
-
(07.1948)
RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
(05.1949)
 
 
no appointment listed
04.02.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Theseus
09.03.1953
-
(07.)1954
TAS (torpedo & anti-submarine) Staff, HMS Vernon (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Portsmouth)
09.08.1954
-
(01.1957)
Port Instructor Officer & Staff Instructor Officer, HMS Cochrane (Rosyth Maritime HQ)
Rowson,
Jack Smith
J.S. Rowson
Son of Herbert Rowson, and Sarah Ellen Smith.
(03?).1916
Leek district, Staffordshire
-
17.01.1941
(MPK) [age 24]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 2, panel 7]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A) 15.07.1940
T/S.Lt. (A) 1940?, seniority 15.07.1940
pre-war     served RAF, but was cashiered for performing low level aerobatics over his girlfriend's house
(07.1940)     HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton) *
26.08.1940 - (12.)1940 pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
04.12.1940 - 17.01.1941 posted as an instructor to a Training Squadron in Tobago (752 Squadron FAA [HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)]) (on passage aboard MV Almeda Star when she was torpedoed and sunk off Rockall by U96, with the loss of all hands)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roxby,
Alan
"Twitchie"
A. Roxby (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett) A. Roxby (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett)
A. Roxby (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett) A. Roxby (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett)
A. Roxby (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett)
Married (31.08.1944, Garstang district, Lancashire) Barbara J. Williams.
06.10.1910
Houghton Le Spring district, Durham
-
27.01.1991
Durham Central district, Durham
Ord. Coder 16.11.1940 [MX 81258]
Writer 18.01.1941?
T/Paym.S.Lt. 24.07.1941
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 24.10.1941 (reld 01?.1946)
16.11.1940 - 16.01.1941 HMS Wellesley (training establishment, Liverpool)
18.01.1941 - 22.01.1941 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
24.01.1941 - 12.06.1941 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
13.06.1941 - 23.07.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
21.08.1941 - 09.11.1942 Cypher Officer, HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties)
late 1942 - early 1944 Government Code and Cypher School, Mansfield College, Oxford
24.03.1944 - 06.01.1946 HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire) (on accounts staff, later Resettlement Officer)
Royds,
Robert Davies
R.D. Royds
Elder son of Robert Royds, and Hannah Davies, of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.
Residence: Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland.
08.07.1914
Ashbourne district, Derbyshire
-
24/25.09.1942
(died of polio in a hospital in Algeria)[age 28]
[Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria, 2.J.22]
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 27.03.1940
T/Sg.Lt. 1941?, seniority 27.03.1940
Education: Grove Academy, Brougthy Ferry, Dundee; St Andrews University, Fife (MB, ChB 1937).
Appointed a Carnegie Research Scholar, he worked under Prof. D.F. Cappell at University College, Dundee.
27.03.1940 - (04.)1940 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
10.05.1940 - 06.04.1942 HMS Havock (destroyer) [ship wrecked, aground near Kelibia and destroyed by Italian submarine]
1942 - 1942 POW in Laghouat (Algeria)
ROBERT DAVIES ROYDS MEMORIAL PRIZE. Founded in 1943 in memory of Dr Robert Davies Royds by his father, for the most distinguished student in Medicine and Pathology amongst those graduating M.B., Ch.B. at the University of Dundee.
Royle,
Eric Vernon
E.V. Royle
?
-
T/S.Lt. 30.10.1941
T/Lt. 30.10.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
07.01.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Trondra (trawler)
(02.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
1947? - 1952? Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Rudd,
William
W. Rudd
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 28.11.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 28.11.1945 (reld 09.06.1946)
01.11.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Garuda (RN Aircraft Repair Yard Coimbatore, India)
Ruegg,
Robert Arthur
"Bob"
W. Rudd
Son of the late Trixie Bell of Eastbourne and latterly husband of Olwen Dowie (née Jones).
?
-
21.04.2008
St. Anselms Care Home Walmer
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 03.06.1943
T/Lt. 03.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
14.10.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Loch Scavaig (frigate)
After wartime service in the RN and subsequently service in Malaya, Borneo and Australia he wrote/published on warships and naval matters.
Published: Convoys to Russia 1941-1945 (1993; with Arnold Hague)
Russ,
Charles Rupert
C.R. Russ
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Prof. Sidney Russ, CBE (1879-1963), and Mary Priestley (1889-1959).
Married (20.11.1942, Westminster district, London) Rosamund Ursula Mary Eyre, WRNS (29.01.1921 - 03.04.1993), daughter of Maj. Valentine Willam Eyre (1888-1971?), and Esme Cutlar Fergusson (1889-1963), of Matfield, Kent; one son.
28.11.1919
19, Northumberland Mansions, St Marylebone district, London W
-
30.09.1944
(drowned; MPK) [age 24]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5, panel 4]
T/S.Lt. (A) 07.04.1941
T/Lt. (A) 07.10.1943
Education: MA.
(06.1941)     no appointment listed
(08.1941)     HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) *
01.08.1941 - (02.)1943 pilot, 774 Squadron FAA [HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)]
10.03.1943 - (04.)1943 pilot, 748 Squadron FAA [HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)]
06.1943 - (02.)1944 pilot, 1834 Squadron FAA
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
04.1944 - 30.09.1944 pilot, 757 Squadron FAA [HMS Rajaliya (RN Air Station, Puttalam, Ceylon)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Russell,
Arthur Douglas
"Bubs"
A.D. Russell A.D. Russell
A.D. Russell
Son of ... Russell, and ... Pearce.
Married Molly ...; four children.

21.11.1920
Feltham, Staines district, Middlesex
-
21.12.2009

Shipton ?
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 02.06.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 02.12.1944
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 15.05.1945 for gallant and distinguished service in mine-clearing operations in enemy-held ports during the invasion of Normandy and the Low Countries 06-09.44 [investiture 16.10.45]

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

      HMS Largs (landing ship)
17.06.1944 - 27.10.1944 HMS Firework (base for port parties, Naval Parties 1571 to 1574), renamed:
27.10.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Vernon (D) (base for port parties, Naval Parties 1571 to 1574) (Dartmouth)
1944 - 1946 Naval Party 1572
Teacher.

 
Russell,
Edwin Fairman
E.F. Russell (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Dietrich-Berryman)
15.07.1914
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
-
22.12.2001
Hobe Sound, Florida, USA
[commemorated at RN College, Greenwich]
T/S.Lt. 01.10.1941
      joined RNVR as an American citizen
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
      HMS Maloja (armed merchant cruiser)
16.03.1942 - (02.1943) HMS Norfolk (cruiser)
Literature: Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Russell,
Hugh Bernard Langford
H.B.L. Russell
Married 1st; no children.
Married 2nd (1973) 2nd Barbara (née ...); two children.

09.08.1916
Christchurch, New Zealand
-
12.05.2006

Edinburgh, Scotland
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 07.11.1941
T/Sg.Lt. ?, seniority 07.11.1941 (reld 1946)
Education: Pangbourne Nautical College, Berkshire; qualified in medicine at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School (1941); MRCS, LRCP; diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene at Liverpool University (1948).
07.11.1941 - (12.1941) RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
      junior medical officer on ships, stationed in Gibraltar
30.09.1944 - (04.)1946
HMS Anson (battleship) (Scapa Flow & Far East)
Colonial Medical Service. Public health officer with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organisation (WHO), 1954-1961. Senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, based at the Usher Institute of Public Health, 1961-1981. President of the Scottish branch of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1973-1975.
Russell,
George Lambert
G.L. Russell (Photo courtesy of Mr Derek Lambert)
06.1904
Sunderland

-
28.04.1943
off the Sicilian coast
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 80, column 1]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 07.06.1940
T/Lt. 07.09.1940
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1944 action Keliba & Cape Bon 27.04.43
07.1940 - (02.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Rosel
07.07.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)
20.10.1942 - 28.04.1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 639 (motor torpedo boat) [initially based at HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)]
Russell,
Rodney Fryer
R.F. Russell (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony Russell) R.F. Russell
Son of Charles Augustus W. Russell (1879-), and Felicia Hutchinson, of Bournemouth, Dorset.
Married 1st ((03?).1941, Bromley district, Greater London / Kent) Nancy Elizabeth "Nan" Tapper ((06?).1918 - ), daughter of Dr Kenneth Edwin Tapper, GM, OBE, MB, ChB, DPH (1889-1981), and Ethel Napier Paxton Horsburgh (1894?-1985), of Monington, Keston, Kent.

Married 2nd ((12?).1949, Deben district, Suffolk) Elisabeth Jane Shettle (1925?-1958), second daughter of Lt.Col. Francis Broughton Shettle, OBE, IMS (1879-1958), and Jean Marjorie Chrystall (1896-1990), of Woodbridge, Suffolk; one daughter, two sons.
Married 3rd ((03?).1960, Kensington district, London) Doreen Gildea, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Stanhope Gildea, of Buenos Aires, Argentina; one son.
Married 4th ((12?).1967, Poole district, Dorset) Pamela H. Till.

25.12.1918
Bournemouth, Poole district, Dorset
-
09.1995
Poole district, Dorset
[God's Acre Cemetery
Corfe Castle,
Dorset]
T/S.Lt. 27.02.1941
T/Lt. 27.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Sherborne College (1932.3-1936; Lyon House); University College, London.
Studied art at Bartlett School of Architecture (1936-1939), Central School of Art (1947-1949), and Academie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris (1950).
(04.1941)     no appointment listed
28.04.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Tower (auxiliary patrol base, London)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
17.03.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS Stella Pegasi (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(08.1942) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
(12.1942) - (04.1943) HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) *
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
09.08.1943 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM RML 540 (rescue motor launch)
06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay) (for miscellaneous services)
Artist (watercolourist & portrait painter) and poet.
Russell,
Thomas Wetherall
T.W. Russell (Photo courtesy of Mr Ray A. Purton)
Son of ... Russell, and ... Wetherall.
(12?).1922
Sunderland district, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
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
16.09.1944 - (10.)1944 observer, HMS Urley (RN Air Station, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man)
27.11.1944 - (01.)1945 observer, 822 Squadron FAA
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Rutherford,
George McCracken
"Mac"
G.M. Rutherford

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30.10.1920
Blackpool
-
23.05.2012
Royal Berkshire Hospital
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/Lt. (A) 01.02.1944
Lt. (A) 17.07.1947, seniority 01.02.1944
A/Lt.Cdr. (A) ?
Lt.Cdr. (A) 01.02.1952
Cdr. 30.06.1954 (retd 30.06.1962)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 07.06.1951 HM's birthday 51 [investiture 07.11.51]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 30.11.1943 successful sorties Dover Command since 10.42 [investiture 09.05.44]
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers Decoration VRD 12.11.1957 -
Joined 1940 as a Naval Airman Second Class starting training at St Vincent and learnt to fly in Canada with operational training in Scotland. 1942 he volunteered to join 841 NAS for special duties flying black-painted Fairey Albacores against enemy shipping under cover of darkness and was awarded the DSC for sinking three E-boats in 1943. He served at Coltishall, Tangmere, Exeter, St Merryn, Malta and Australia where he was demobilised in 1946. He kept up his flying skills by joining 1832 RNVR squadron which he commanded in 1948. The next year he persuaded the Navy that his pilots had sufficient skill to land their Seafires on carriers at sea and 1832 became the first reserve squadron to serve at sea; its 20 aircraft achieving 269 landings on Implacable in seven days of training. In 1956 he became the first reservist to land a Seahawk jet on a carrier Bulwark; he was promoted to Commander and was awarded a military MBE in 1952 and the Volunteer Reserve Decoration in 1955. He chaired the first meeting of the Fleet Air Arm Officers’ Association 1957.
... - ... ...
17.08.1942 - (04.)1944 pilot, 841 Squadron FAA (DSC)
26.05.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 786 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)] (and for instructional duties)
04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) (for disposal)
17.07.1947     transferred, Permanent RNVR
(1951)     1832 Squadron FAA (MBE)
... - ... ...
Rutherford,
John
J. Rutherford
?
-
T/Midsh. 21.05.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 01.09.1943
T/S.Lt. 01.03.1944
T/Lt. 01.02.1945
14.06.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne)
09.1943 - 11.1943 HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)
23.11.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Ascension (frigate)
01.07.1945 - (07.1945) HM LST 3507 (landing ship, tank)
03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Lanka (RN base. Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties; for Rotunda Camp)
Ryan,
William D'Arcy
"Bill"
W.D. Ryan (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Ryan)
Son of ... Ryan, and ... D'Arcy.
Married (25.09.1942, Prestwich, Salford district, Lancashire) Dinah J.  Wren.
08.08.1912
Barton upon Irwell district, Lancashire
-
12.1985
Sefton South district, Merseyside
Ord.Sea. 19.03.1941
T/A/S.Lt. 26.02.1942
T/Lt. 08.08.1942 (reld 10.02.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
Inspector for the Royal Insurance Company based at Bolton.
19.03.1941     enlisted RNVR (Devonport Port Division)
19.03.1941 - 26.05.1941 training, HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Torpoint, nr Cornwall)
27.05.1941 - 12.06.1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
13.06.1941 - 15.11.1941 HMS Tynedale (destroyer) (convoy escort)
11.1941 - 26.02.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
03.1942     short course, RN College, Greenwich
06.04.1942 - 18.04.1942 HMS Quebec (Combined Operations training centre, Inverary)
19.04.1942
- 03.06.1942 First Lieutenant, HM LCT 24 (landing craft, tank) [HMS Quebec]
04.06.1942 - 21.08.1942 First Lieutenant, HM LCT 353 (landing craft, tank) [HMS Quebec]
22.08.1942 - 23.01.1943 Commanding Officer, HM LCT 357 (landing craft, tank) [HMS Quebec]
24.01.1943 - 03.12.1943 Commanding Officer, HM LCT 616 (landing craft, tank) [HMS Quebec, from 01.05.1943 under HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon), from 30.08.1943 under HMS Copra (Combined Operations acounting base)]
24.01.1944 - 06.02.1944
Commanding Officer, HM LCT 321 (landing craft, tank) (wounded) [HMS Copra]
07.02.1944 - 17.04.1944 HMS Hamilcar (recovering) [HMS Copra]
18.04.1944 - 11.07.1945 Operations Officer, "B" LCT Squadron (Naples) (12.07.1945 passage to Liverpool on MV Georgic) [HMS Copra]
       


 
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