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Robb,
Arthur Cecil
A.C. Robb
08.08.1908
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
-
05.1969
Midhurst district, Sussex

T/Lt. 12.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 04.1943, < 06.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
Education: agricultural college & art school.
Apprentice to a jeweller in Auckland. Worked for a firm specialized in stained glass. Keen helmsman & yacht designer, serving in the local naval reserve. Went to the UK and got working for boat building firm Morris and Lorimers at Sandbank, Argyll, becoming yard manager within the year.
12.01.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Evadne (armed yacht)
11.03.1941 - (06.)1944 Small Vessels Pool, Admiralty [HMS President]
[Worked for the Air Ministry as well, being concerned with the design, with Uffa Fox, of the airborne lifeboat.]
(10.1944)     Small Vessels Pool, Admiralty [HMS President] *
(01.1945) - (10.1945) Sea Cadet Corps
Set up practice as yacht designer, designing numerous yachts, sail and power, including many winners of ocean races in all parts of the world.
* indexed, but not listed as such
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
-
29.07.2011
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,
Frederick Richard
F.R. Roberts
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 12.08.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 12.11.1941 (reld 26.05.1949)

* Special Branch officer employed on scientific duties

12.08.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Mercury (signal school, near Petersfield) (for signal school)
12.11.1941 - (12.1943) HMS Mercury II (experimental signal establishment, Haslemere)
14.01.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Spartiate (RN base Clyde, Glasgow)
15.04.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth, Hampshire)
25.10.1944 - 06.1945 HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
20.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
(04.1946)     HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) *
25.08.1947 - (10.1947) HMS Boxer (fighter direction ship)
07.06.1948 - (10.1948) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for miscellaneous duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
His son writes: "Served as RT in Royal Navy Patrol service, sunk/wounded in HMT Hickory, later commissioned to Lt.Cmdr., served Naval Officer WH Smith Trafford Park re 271 RDF construction, then HMS Tyne to Pacific Campaign, Later UK Fort Purbrook, HMS Boxer, demob 1949."
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,
Heugh Macnicol
H.M. Roberts
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
27.01.1921
-
1999
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 30.10.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 30.04.1945 (reld 13.06.1946)

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

(12.1942) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
18.07.1944 - (07.1945) Fighter Direction Officer, HMS Slinger (Archer class escort carrier)
22.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMNZS Achilles (Leander class cruiser)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
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
-
07.01.1977
Fylingthorpe, 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,
George Chisholm

G.C. Robertson
1922?
-
24.06.1947
... ...
T/Lt. (A) 14.04.1945
Lt. (A) RN 21.02.1947, seniority 14.04.1945
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne.
... - ... ...
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
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,
Walter Herbert
W.H. Robertson
Son of Herbert Robertson (1880-1936), and Margaret Louise Stafford Wolfsky.
Married ((09?).1963, Westminster district, London) Una Patience Carey (03.05.1930 - 03.1997); two sons.
02.05.1917
Bowes Park, Barnet district, Middlesex
-
19.12.1999
Thanet with Dover district, Kent
T/S.Lt. 17.01.1941
T/Lt. 02.05.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
27.02.1941 - (04.)1941 HMS St Zeno (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
21.05.1941 - 01.1943 HMS St Zeno (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
22.01.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Gnu (RN base, Cape Town, South Africa)
23.10.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Verbena (Flower class corvette)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
28.03.1945 - (04.1945) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (additional; for Mobile Training Units) (in lieu of specialist anti-submarine officer)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
07.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Duncansby Head (escort repair ship)
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,
Bernard Harry Daly
see: SANF(V) officers' section  
Robinson,
George Albert
G.A. Robinson
25.09.1914
-
12.11.1975
T/Sg.Lt. 10.07.1940
12.08.1940 - 12.02.1941 HMS Antelope (A class destroyer) (convoy support, Atlantic)
19.03.1941 - (04.)1941 RN Barracks Devonport [HMS Drake]
(06.1941) - (08.1941) no appointment listed *
22.09.1941 - 16.06.1942 HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)
17.06.1942 - (12.)1943 HMS Battler (Archer class escort carrier)
20.12.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) 836 Squadron FAA *
* indexed, but not listed as such
The family provided the following service record for Sg.Lt. G.A. Robinson, which differs from details as shown in the Navy List:

Date of Appt

Ship

Location

Kind of Vessel

Post

Period of service

Operation

10/07/1940

HMS Pembroke

Chatham

Shore Establishment

Training

I month

 

12/08/1940

HMS Antelope

Atlantic

 

Medical Officer

6 months

Convoy support *

13/02/1941

[sick with tonsillitis]

         

14/03/1941

HMS Antelope

Home Fleet

 

Medical officer

5 months

Flotilla support

16/08/1941

HMS Drake

Plymouth

Shore Establishment

 

2 weeks

 

01/09/1941

HMS Daedelus

Devonport

Shore Establishment

 

2 weeks

 

22/09/1941

HMS Kestrel

Worthydown

Fleet Air Arm  

Senior Medical Officer   9 months

 

14/06/1942

[HMS Battler]

       

[not proceeded with]^

21/07/1942

HMS Pembroke

Chatham

Shore Establishment

 

6 weeks

 

01/08/1942

HMS President I

Murmansk

Shore Establishment

Second Medical officer

   

13/12/1943

[proposed

promotion

To Lt.Commander ]

  

2 weeks

 

03/12/1943

HMS St. Vincent

Gosport

Shore Establishment

     

18/12/1943

HMS Daedelus

       

21/12/1943

HMS Jackdaw

Crail, Fife

Shore Establishment

Medical Officer

11 months

 

18/11/1944

HMS Calliope

 

Drill ship on Tyne 

     

31/12/1944

HMS Shrike

Belfast

Shore Establishment

     

12/01/1945

MV Empire McKay

Atlantic

Merchant Aircraft Carrier

M.O.

6 months

Convoy support

01/06/1945

Lady Nelson

 

Hospital Ship

   

Brought home sick

16/06/1945

HMS Victory

         

       24/10/1945

invalided out

         

11/01/1950

Medals awarded

         
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,
John Owen Morgan
J.O.M. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Caroline Picton-King)
Married ((12?).1948, Southwell district, Nottinghamshire) Edna M. Broadberry; one son, two daughters.
06.07.1909
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
1992
Australia
Prob. T/El.S.Lt. 12.01.1942
T/El.Lt. 12.05.1942 (reld 23.05.1946)
28.01.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS Colonsay (minesweeper base, Grimsby)
16.06.1942 - 24.11.1942 HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (from 10.08.1942 as Assistant Anti Magnetic Mining Officer in the Auxiliary Patrol under Capt. T.K. Maxwell)
01.12.1942 - 14.09.1943 HMS Philoctetes II (accounting base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (as Anti Magnetic Mining Officer in Freetown Escort Force under Capt. (D) H.P. Henderson)
[according to flimsy from 25.11.1942]
22.09.1943 - 31.10.1943 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (not to join; for time only)
15.11.1943 - 03.06.1944 HMS Monster (Combined Operations base, Fortrose, nr Inverness, Scotland) (as Base Electrical Officer) *
04.06.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Porcupine (landing craft base, Stokes Bay, Portsmouth)
16.10.1944 - (04.)1945 Combined Operations Materiel Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
01.05.1945 - (11.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty):
15.08.1945 - 19.11.1945 Naval Parties 2411 & 2485
* in Navy Lists of April & June 1944 shown in name index under [HMS?] "Kessock", which is not shown under ships' listings
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 Def M - -
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,
Thomas Edward
"Robbie"
T.E. Robinson
20.12.1920 ?
-
(12?).1981 ?
Hull, Humberside ?
T/S.Lt. 11.09.1942
T/Lt. 11.09.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 13.03.1945 disembarking troops Le Havre 1944
Fisherman from Hull.
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
24.01.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)
04.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base):
(1944)     Commanding Officer, HM LCT 884 (landing craft, tank) (despatches)
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
Married ((09?).1947, Dublin North district, Ireland) Michael Henry Clyne.
24.02.1912
Mullingar district, Ireland
-
02.1997
North Lincolnshire district, Lincolnshire
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
-
21.04.1986
Lambeth district, London (formerly of Balcombe, North Sussex)
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 (Photo courtesy of Mr John Rodger)
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
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.
12.01.1940 - 02.1940 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
02.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
14.12.1940 - 02.1942 HMS Mauritius (cruiser)
19.03.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary), from 01.1944? HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
04.03.1944 - (04.)1944 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
26.04.1944 - (10.1945) 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

Son of ... Rodman, and ... Hurlin.
Married Ursula ... (predeceased him); one son, one daughter.
(09?).1922
Edmonton district, Oxfordshire
-
26.11.2008
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 B.P. Rodwell
Son of James William Rodwell (1891-1947), and Jane Ann Pinder (1890-1973).
Married ((03?).1949, Ewecross, Yorkshire) Helen Cowman (1923 - 2010); three sons, one daughter.
16.11.1919
Waddington, Clitheroe district, Lancashire
-
31.07.1973
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)
Married ((06?).1949, Thornbury district, Gloucestershire) Elizabeth Barr; one daughter, two sons.
02.07.1922
-
08.2015 still alive in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
T/A/S.Lt. (A) (prob) 18.01.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 18.07.1943
T/Lt. (A) 18.07.1945 (reld 17.07.1946)
(02.1943) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
28.06.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Angle, Pembrokeshire, from 05.09.1943 Dale, Pembrokeshire)
02.09.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Flycatcher (RN Air Station, Ludham, Norfolk)
28.10.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Nabbington (Mobile Naval Air Base I, Ludham, Norfolk, from 02.01.1945 Nowra, NSW, Australia)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
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,
James Alexander
J.A. Rogers
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
01.12.1916
-
07.12.1988
Willand, Cullompton, Mid Devon district, Devon
Prob. T/Paym.S.Lt. 11.03.1940
T/Paym.S.Lt. 1941?, seniority 11.03.1940
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 01.12.1941 (reld 11.08.1946)
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 10.1945, < 04.1946
(04.1940)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
04.04.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional; for various services)
(02.1942) - (08.1942) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
01.09.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Impregnable (boys' training establishment, St Budeaux, Plymouth)
07.10.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Blenheim (destroyer depot ship)
19.07.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy) (for duty at Ancona)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rogers,
John Joseph
J.J. Rogers (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) J.J. Rogers (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
?
-
?
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 11.12.1941
... - ... ...
15.03.1944 - (01.1945) Secretary to Commodore Superintendent Taranto on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
... - ... ...
Rogers,
John Malcolm
J.M. Rogers
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
21.01.1920
-
13.12.1981
New Forest district, Hampshire
Chief Motor Mechanic 4th cl. ? [P/MX 69297]
T/S.Lt. (E) 17.05.1943
T/Lt. (E) 17.05.1945 (reld > 07.1946)
(06.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
16.08.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven)
09.12.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for Coastal Forces base, Ramsgate)
01.03.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate)
23.05.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for High Speed Target Service)
(10.1945)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) *
10.1945 - (04.)1946 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
06.05.1946 - (07.1946) HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
* 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
-
01.01.1993
South Milton, Kingsbridge, 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 (with one brother and two sisters) of Charles Coltman-Rogers (1855-1929), and Muriel Augusta Gillian Coltman-Rogers, CBE (1866-1952).
Married ((06?).1928, Ludlow district, Shropshire) Mary Malet "Mollie" Shaw (19.01.1908 - 08.2000), of Bishop's Castle, Shropshire; two sons, two daughters.

12.09.1898
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 08.09.1941 [investiture 25.11.1941]
09.09.1939 - 05.07.1944 Deputy Staff Officer (Intelligence) on the staff of Flag Officer Commanding Dover [HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)]
A great-grandchild writes: "He died of peritonitis due to his work in helping to plan the D-Day landings, he ignored an abscessed tooth and continued to work."
Rogerson,
Jack
J. Rogerson
Son of Harold Rogerson, paper mill agent, and Florence May Finch, of Blackburn, Lancashire.
(09?).1922
Blackburn, Lancashire
-
20.07.1944
(MPK) [age 21/22?]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 93, column 1]
T/A/S.Lt. 09.04.1943
T/S.Lt. 09.10.1943
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
07.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Spartan (cruiser)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
30.01.1944 - 20.07.1944 HMS Isis (destroyer) [ship sunk, possibly mined, off Normandy]
Rolfe,
Charles Stanhope
C.S. Rolfe
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of James Henry Edward Rolfe (1882-1953), and Fanny Sprange (1884-1967).
Married (05.02.1947, Lancing, Sussex) Vera Dixon ((12?).1917 - (09?).1968), daughter of James Dixon, and ... Boulton; one daughter, one son.

Residence: (1945) Lancing, Sussex.
04.06.1916
West Ashford district, Kent
-
13.01.1977
Halesowen, Stourbridge district, West Midlands
Prob. T/El.S.Lt. 20.04.1942
T/El.Lt. 20.08.1942 (reld 29.05.1946)
Electrical engineer. Pre- & post-war sub-station assistant, Brighton Corp. Elec.
13.05.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Girl Ethel (auxiliary patrol drifter, degaussing vessel)
(12.)1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for degaussing duties)
[date of appointment shown as 08.05.1942]
25.03.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Ocean Pioneer (auxiliary minesweeping drifter, converted as degaussing vessel)
(10.1944)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
11.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
24.04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) (additional; for various services, as Inspector of Degaussing Port Said)
(04.1946)     HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
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]
... - ... ...
Rolph,
William

W. Rolph
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
28.04.1909
-
23.06.1974
Bromley district, Kent
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 26.03.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 27.03.1946, seniority 26.09.1945

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

14.05.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(10.1945)     HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) *
12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for RN Camp, Chambur)
* indexed, but not listed as such
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 (Photo courtesy of Mr David Wickham)
Son (with two sisters and four brothers) of Prof. Herbert Jennings Rose, MA, FBA (1883-1961), classic scholar, and Eliza Harriet "Elsie" Plimsoll (1889-1939), of St Andrews.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Richard Michael Rose, RN.
Married Ann Wilson (01.2015 still living); one daughter, three sons.
29.11.1915
Headington, Oxfordshire
-
1994
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
T/Sg.Lt. 07.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & 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
Rougier,
Peter Leonard [Vincent]
P.L. Rougier
10.02.1925
Thanet district, Surrey
-
02.1996
Sefton North district, Merseyside
T/Midsh. (A) 28.01.1944
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 28.07.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 28.01.1945
A/Lt. (A) 23.02.1952, seniority 10.02.1950
Lt. (A) 02.01.1954, seniority 10.02.1950
Lt.Cdr. (A) RNR 10.02.1958 (removed from active list 01.11.1963)
(02.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
26.08.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Urley (RN Air Station, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man)
27.11.1944 - (10.1945) 822 Squadron FAA
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
23.02.1952     Permanent RNVR (Air Branch)
1950s     1831 Squadron FAA, Northern Air Division (eventually Commanding Officer)
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
-
07.02.2012
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
Routley,
John Richard
"Jack"
J.R. Routley
Son of Lt. (E) George Herbert Routley, DSM (1882-1950), and Beatrice Jane Mumford (1885-1977).

31.05.1920
Gillingham, Medway district, Kent
-

Fullerton, California, USA
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (A) 26.08.1940
T/S.Lt. (A) 31.05.1941
T/Lt. (A) 26.02.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 07.11.1944?
Lt. (A) RN 22.05.1946, seniority 26.02.1943
Lt. RN 01.12.1947, seniority 26.02.1943
Lt.Cdr. RN 26.02.1951
Cdr. RN 31.12.1957 (retd 13.06.1970)
(10.1940)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
28.10.1940 - (12.1940) pilot, 767 Squadron [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
14.01.1941 - (02.)1941 pilot, 755 Squadron [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
13.03.1941 - (04.)1941 pilot, 757 Squadron [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
05.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
28.10.1941 - (12.1942) pilot, 805 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)]
13.01.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Korongo (RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Nairobi, Kenya)
11.10.1943 - (12.1943) pilot, 761 Squadron FAA [HMS Dipper (RN Air Station, Henstridge, Somerset)]
(02.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
07.11.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, 885 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent), from 16.12.1944 HMS Ruler (escort carrier)]
07.01.1946 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, 801 Squadron FAA
22.05.1946     transferred to RN
15.12.1947 - 09.04.1950 on loan to RAN
... - ... ...
Emigrated to USA (naturalized 1974).
* 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
Rowe,
Lionel Gordon
L.G. Rowe
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
31.03.1924
-
02.06.2016
T/A/S.Lt. 28.01.1944
T/S.Lt. 28.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
01.04.1944 - 07.1945 HMS Yarta (armed yacht)
(10.1945)     HMS Caballa (coding school, Lowton, Warrington, Lancashire)
(04.1946)     HMS Chembur (RM camp, Bombay, India) *
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rowland,
Charles Eric
C.E. Rowland (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))
15.10.1917
-
06.08.1987
Hexham, Northumberland West district, Northumberland
... ...
T/S.Lt. 22.07.1943
... - ... ...
12.09.1943 - (10.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
... - ... ...
Rowland,
Edmund Tattersall
E.T. Rowland
Son of .... Rowland, and ... Rowe.
Married ((03?).1947, Huddersfield district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Joan Rawlinson; ... children (one son?).
14.01.1925
Fylde district, Lancashire
-
12.1998
Bradford district, West Yorkshire
Prob. T/Midsh. (Sp.Br.) * 20.11.1944
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.07.1945
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.01.1946 (reld > 10.1946)

* Special Branch who is employed on scientific duties

Education: University of Cambridge.
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
21.07.1945 - (10.1946) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth, Hampshire) (for radar duties)
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
06.12.1905
Palmers Green, Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
05.04.1991
Hove, East Sussex
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)
Rudge,
Michael
M. Rudge
Only child of William Henry Rudge (1895-1976), and Dorothy Davis.
Married Lenore ...; three daughters.
17.02.1925
South Birmingham district, Warwickshire
-
09.10.1964
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 17.08.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 17.02.1945 (reld 15,07.1946)
21.07.1944 - 02.10.1944 HMS Macaw (training establishment, Wellbank, Cumberland)
03.10.1944 - 16.01.1945 HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) (additional; for full flying duties and training)
17.01.1945 - (10.1945) pilot, 800 Squadron FAA [HMS Emperor (escort carrier)]
15.02.1946 - 15.07.1946 HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus) (for full flying duties and training)
Rudland,
Robert Spencer
R.S. Rudland
Son (with thee sisters) of Robert Rudland (1858-), and Ada Spencer (1870-).
Married ...; two daughters.
31.05.1905
Coventry, Warwickshire
-
17.06.1998
Coventry, Warwickshire
Sg.Lt. 21.09.1931
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 21.09.1937
A/Sg.Cdr. > 12.1940, < 02.1941
Sg.Cdr. 30.06.1945 (demobilized > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Sg.Capt. 30.06.1954 (retd 30.06.1959)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 10.06.1967 HM's birthday 67: Chairman, Coventry Sea Cadet Corps Unit Committee
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers Decoration VD 11.06.1945 -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers Decoration VD ? 1st clasp
Education: University of Birmingham (medical registration 04.02.1928); MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1928.
21.09.1931     joined RNVR (Severn Division) (List 2)
16.11.1939 - (02.)1944 HMS Spartiate (RN base Clyde, Glasgow)
04.03.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Devonshire (London class cruiser)
10.01.1958 - 30.06.1959 Honorary Physician to the Queen
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), West Midlands, 28.07.1976. Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine.
Ruegg,
Robert Arthur
"Bob"
W. Rudd
Son of the late Trixie Bell of Eastbourne and latterly husband of Olwen Dowie (née Jones).
1923
-
21.04.2008
St. Anselms Care Home, Walmer, Deal district, Kent
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)
Rumball,
Harold Edgar
H.E. Rumball
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Ernest Rumball (1876-1924), and Louisa Amelia Round (1876-1960).
02.01.1904
Tottenham, Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
28.11.1989
Shoreham by Sea, Worthing district, West Sussex
T/A/S.Lt. 09.04.1943
T/S.Lt. 09.10.1943
T/Lt. 09.10.1945? (reld 28.04.1946)
06.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
08.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Bentley (frigate)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
15.07.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Ambuscade (destroyer)
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
"Bert"
G.L. Russell (Photo courtesy of Mr Derek Lambert)
Son (with one sister and one half-siter) of George Elliott Russell (1874-1944), and Isabella Lambert (1874-1960).
Married (06.1940, North East Durham) Roma Glaholm ((09?).1913 - ).
06.1904
Bergen, Norway

-
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,
John Dennis
J.D. Russell (© Imperial War Museum (A 23718)) J.D. Russell
J.D. Russell J.D. Russell

14.03.1911
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
-
19.01.1973
T/S.Lt. 02.02.1940
T/Lt. 09.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1942, < 02.1943
... - ... ...
08.03.1940 - 13.11.1941 HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) (ship torpedoed in Mediterranean near Gibraltar by U-81 & sank the following day)
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
02.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Rodney (Nelson class battleship)
07.02.1944 - (06.1944) Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(06.1944)     on staff of Rear-Admiral Mulberry/Pluto on staff of ANCXF (Invasion of Normandy, 1944) [HMS Odyssey] (despatches)
(10.1944) - (04.1945) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
(07.1945)     HMS Patroller (Archer class escort carrier) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
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,
Hugh Ibar Feredach
H.I.F. Ryan (Photo courtesy of Cuan Ryan)
Son (with one sister) of Joseph Ryan (1853-1938), and Alice Smith.
Married ((03?).1940, Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire) Mary Rosalind Morrison (25.03.1920 - 21.12.1997), daughter (with two sisters) of William Charles Kruppeit (1884-1956), and Margaret Amelia Morrison (1892-1985); two sons, one daughter.
22.07.1908
Colchester district, Essex
-
29.07.1991
Letcombe Bassett, Wantage, Oxfordshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 27.06.1940
T/Lt. 27.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 04.1945 (reld 07.06.1946)
Chartered surveyor.
(08.1940)     no appointment listed
(10.1940)     HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton) *
14.10.1940 - (10.)1941 HMS Ambassador (paddle minesweeper; escort)
20.10.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Foyle (Mersey class trawler)
12.01.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Lochinvar (destroyer / minesweeper base, Port Edgar) (for minesweeper instructional duties)
05.10.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton)
12.06.1944 - 10.1945 HMS Lochinvar (destroyer / minesweeper base, Port Edgar) (for minesweeper working up and experimental duties)
10.1945 - (06.1946) HMS Lochinvar (destroyer / minesweeper base, Port Edgar) (for minesweeping duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
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
-
22.12.1985
Hillside, Birkdale, Southport, 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 accounting 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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