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1939-1945

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Taggart,
Redmond Thibeaudeau
"Bodo"
R.T. Taggart (Photo courtesy of Mr Redmond Taggart)
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01.10.1903
-
1987
[age 84]
Prob. S.Lt.
26.08.1927
S.Lt.
20.09.1928
Lt.
03.10.1931
Lt.Cdr.
03.10.1939
Cdr.
31.12.1943 (reld early 1946)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
13.02.1945
?

ASI, BA, BAE

26.08.1927
-

joined RNVR; Ulster Division [HMS Caroline, Belfast]; qualified in navigation & pilotage, later in gunnery
19.02.1940
-
04.07.1940
Gunnery Officer (?), HMS Foylebank (auxiliary anti-aircraft ship)
25.11.1940
-
(08.1942)
Assistant Gunnery Officer, later Gunnery Officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
late 1942
-
08.1943
merchant ship contraband inspector, Swansea
08.1943
-
04.1944
HMS Saker (RN establishment in the USA)
07.04.1944
-
early 1946
HMS Excellent (at first for gunnery duties, later for bookwriting duties [wrote the Admiralty manual on 15" guns])
Family firm WDR & RT Taggart (Architects & Civil Engineers), 1946 till late 1960s.
Tait,
David Gregory
D.G. Tait
?
-

T/S.Lt.
13.12.1939
T/Lt.
24.11.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
13.12.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
07.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Sharpshooter (Halcyon class minesweeper)
10.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) (additional; for various services)
(09.1942)
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed [probably captured & POW in Japanese captivity]
Talbot,
George Richard
G.R. Talbot

?
-
T/S.Lt.
14.02.1941
T/A/Lt.
?
T/Lt.
14.02.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 10.1944, < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
05.12.1944
Adriatic & Aegean coastal operations [award posted]
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
28.04.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary), from late 1943 HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (for TLC)
04.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (for Combined Operations Pilotage Parties) (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer & as CO Personnel)



staff COPP 10
Talbot,
Peter William
P.W. Talbot
Son of ... Talbot, and ... Stone.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
20.08.1924
Hammersmith district, London
-
17.02.1995
Caernarfon district, Gwynedd, Wales
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 20.02.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 20.08.1944 (reld 26.07.1946)
07.02.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Macaw (training establishment, RN Air Station, Bootle, Cumberland)
(06.1944)     HMS Dipper (RN Air Station, Henstridge, Somerset) *
07.1944 - (10.1945) pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Malagas (RN Air Station, Wingfield, nr Capetown, South Africa), from 01.1945 HMS Ameer (escort carrier)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tandy,
Frank Ernest
F.E. Tandy (Photo courtesy of Mr David Tandy)
Married; two sons.
03.10.1908
Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
07.1966
Lewes district, East Sussex
Ord. Signalman
12.1941 [JX 295330]
T/A/S.Lt.
11.12.1942
T/S.Lt.
11.06.1943
T/Lt.
01.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Teacher.
15.09.1942
 
 
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
01.02.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Yarta (armed yacht)
(07.1945)


HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
Post-war an Inspector of Schools.
* indexed, but not listed as such
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Tanner,
Harold Thomas
H.T. Tanner
Son of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Tanner, of Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa.
?
-
15.06.1942
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 76, column 3]
Prob. Lt.
01.05.1939
Lt.
1940?, seniority 01.05.1939
01.05.1939


joined RNVR (Unattached List)
16.10.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Fortune (destroyer)
04.08.1941
-
15.06.1942
HMS Aldenham (destroyer)
Tapper,
Vernon Horace
V.H. Tapper
Son of John Edmund and Gertrude Ethel Tapper, of Horsell, Woking, Surrey.
(09?).1924
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
24.01.1945
(MPK, air crash) [age 20]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 6, panel 5]
[commemorated at Horsell Village Memorial & Woking Grammar School Memorial & Woking Book of Remembrance]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 05.08.1944
(10.1944)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
? - 24.01.1945 786 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tate,
David George
D.G. Tate
?
-
T/S.Lt.
23.04.1940
T/Lt.
12.05.1941
04.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) (for motor torpedo boats) *
09.1940
-
(02.)1941
HM MTB 17 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)] *
(09.1941)


[acting?] Commanding Officer, 6th MTB Flotilla
24.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 72 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
03.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
20.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 201 (motor launch)
* (02.1941) listed under both HMS Hornet and HMS Beehive
Tattersall,
Michael Dent
M.D. Tattersall
Son of ... Tattersall, and ... Dent.
From St. Anne's on Sea.
22.11.1919
Fylde district, Lancashire
-
29.05.2004
[age 84]
Kendal, Westmorland
Prob. Midsh.
11.12.1939
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
22.11.1940
T/Lt.
01.02.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
? (reld 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
19.06.1945
war patrols Mediterranean 03-10.44
11.12.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham)
30.09.1940


joined submarine service
19.11.1940
-
10?.1941
HMS Tuna (submarine)
10?.1941
-
04.1942?
British Naval Liaison Officer, HMNorS Uredd (P. 41) (Norwegian submarine) [HMS Dolphin]
04.1942
-
02.1943
HMS P 43 (submarine)
14.02.1943
-
05.1943
submarine Commanding Officers' qualifying course
07.05.1943
-
07.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Ursula (submarine)
21.07.1943
-
05.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Unswerving (submarine)
21.05.1945
-
06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Tribune (submarine)
30.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Trespasser (submarine)
Taylor,
George Godfrey
G.G. Taylor
21.03.1915
-
03.1996
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
T/S.Lt.
18.09.1941
T/Lt.
18.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID
11.07.1944
successful patrols Mediterranean
Krzyz Walecznych (Cross of the Valorous) (Poland) KW
08.12.1942
as liaison officer ORP Sokol
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
(1942)
-
(1944)
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Sokol (Polish submarine)
20.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Wolfe (submarine depot ship)
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Taylor,
Rev. Gordon Clifford
G.C. Taylor G.C. Taylor
Younger son of William Taylor, and Elizabeth Ellison, of Southport.
Married ((06).1948, Westminster district, London) Audrey Constance Rowse (14.10.1917 - (03?).1981), second daughter of Arthur Albert Rowse, CBE (1885-1959), and Julia Liley Atkins (1885-), of Oxford, Oxfordshire; two daughters.

24.10.1915
Wigan, Manchester, Lancashire
-
27.06.2009
St Giles-in-the-Fields, London ?
T/Chaplain 01.05.1940
Chaplain 09.09.1947, seniority 01.05.1940 (retd 24.10.1970)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 1956 -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 25.03.1966 1st clasp
Arctic Star Arc St - -
Education: Christ's College, Cambridge (2nd class English tripos, pt I 1936 BA; 2nd class geography tripos, pt II 1937; MA 1941; also rowed); Ripon Hall, Oxford 1937.
Deacon 1938, priest 1939 (Church of England). Curate, St Stephen's, Ealing, 1938-1940.
01.05.1940 - 10.07.1940 HMS Pembroke (RN barracks, Chatham)
11.07.1940 - 12.03.1941 HMS Royal Arthur (new entry training establishment, Skegness)
13.03.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Inglefield (additional; and for duty with 3rd Destroyer Flotilla)
03.1941 - 04.1941 seconded to HMS Arrow (destroyer)
(08.)1941 - 20.11.1941 RM Barracks, Portsmouth
21.11.1941 - 09.1942 HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (for service with armed merchant cruisers (South Atlantic))
      seconded to armed merchant cruisers HMS Pretoria Castle, HMS Canton, HMS Cheshire, and from 23.06.1942-25.09.1942 HMS Alcantara
09.1942 - 11.1942 HMS Afrikander IV (RN base, Durban, South Africa) (for duty at Pietermaritzburg)
11.1942 - 06.1944 HMS Korongo (RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Nairobi, Kenya)
06.1944 - 1946 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Normandy & flagship Home Fleet) [joined the ship actually 26.07.1944]
1946 - (04.1946) RM Barracks, Chatham
09.09.1947 - 24.10.1970 transferred to List II of the Permanent RNVR, from 1958 RNR (Chaplain of the London Division for over 15 years; twelve peacetime appointments to ships & establishments, including HMS Vanguard (battleship), HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) & HMS Neptune (nuclear submarine))
Assistant master, Eton College, 1946-1949 (taught classics). Rector of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, 1949-1999. Also rural dean of Finsbury and Holborn, 1954-1967. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA), 1961. Honorary Chaplain Royal Naval Division Association and North Russia Club, Past Master the Art Workers Guild and Vice-President Middlesex County Association and London Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.
Published: The sea chaplains : a history of the chaplains of the Royal Navy (1978).
Taylor,
Harold
H. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan Buchan)
Son of Herbert Henry Taylor, and Ada Evelyn Gough.
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 08.11.1941
T/Lt. (A) 08.05.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
26.01.1942 - (04.)1942 acting observer, 814 Squadron FAA [HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)]
25.05.1942 - (12.)1942 observer, 834 Squadron FAA [HMS Archer (escort carrier)]
05.12.1942 - (04.)1943 observer, 834 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)]
25.05.1943 - (06.)1944 observer, 834 Squadron FAA
(10.1944)     HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch) *
30.10.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) (for Naval Air Signal School)
30.04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Taylor,
Jack
J.B. Taylor
?
-

T/S.Lt. (A)
02.07.1943
T/Lt. (A)
02.01.1944
01.12.1943
-
(01.)1945
observer, 853 Squadron FAA
16.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Nightjar (for compass duties)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Urley (RN Air Station, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man) / HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Taylor,
Jack
J.B. Taylor
?
-

T/Lt. (A)
15.11.1942 (reld 13.05.1946)
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Taylor,
John Barnard
J.B. Taylor
01.04.1923
-

T/S.Lt.
01.10.1943
A/T/Lt.
01.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 16.03.45]
(06.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
(06.1944)


Landing Craft Obstacle Clearance Unit No. 4
09.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Myrmidon (Algerine class minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
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Taylor,
John Ford
J.F. Taylor
?
-
?
T/A/S.Lt. 01.01.1943
T/S.Lt. 01.07.1943
T/Lt. 01.10.1944 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
08.02.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Rodney (battleship)
01.07.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Rodney (battleship)
Taylor,
John Gibson
J.G. Taylor
?
-
T/Sg.Lt.
02.10.1942

MRCS, LRCP, MB, BS

15.11.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Taylor,
Kenneth Morton
K.M. Taylor
Son of George William Taylor, and Florence M. Shaw.
(03?).1920
Barton upon Irwell district, Lancashire
-
13.07.2009
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 14.11.1943
T/Lt. 14.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
31.10.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Byron (frigate)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Taylor,
Laurence Martin
L.M. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Gillioz née Taylor) L.M. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Gillioz née Taylor)
Son of ... Taylor, and ... Culmer.
L.M. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Gillioz née Taylor)Married (12.07.1941, Dartmouth, Totnes district, Devon) Joan Margretta Tolman, WRNS (03.05.1920 - 01.2002); three sons, one daughter.
06.08.1913
Bexley, Dartford district, Kent
-
10.11.1995
Exeter district, Devon
Seaman Stoker [Second Hand Stoker] 17.06.1940 [JX 200673]
T/S.Lt. 09.04.1942
T/Lt. 09.04.1943 (reld 25.02.1946)
Estate agent & surveyor.
17.06.1940 - 28.07.1940 HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service Central Depot, Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft)
29.07.1940 - 23.09.1940 HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton)
24.09.1940 - 10.03.1941 HMS Faraday (Combined Operations base ship, Dartmouth) [tender to HMS Britannia II (base, Dartmouth)]
11.03.1941 - 28.12.1941 HMS St Helier (landing ship, infantry) [tender to HMS Britannia II (base, Dartmouth), from 01.07.1941 HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary)]
29.12.1941 - 08.04.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
06.07.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
03.09.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
12.05.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Defiance (training establishment, Devonport) (for motor launches)
09.06.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HM ML 1283 (motor launch)
17.01.1944 - 14.05.1944 Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1028 (harbour defence motor launch)
14.05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria) (for motor launches)
(04.1945)     HM HDML 1046 (harbour defence motor launch) *
11.05.1945 - 11.1945 Commanding Officer, HM ML 175 (motor launch)
[offensive patrols, Yugoslav Coast and later minesweeping from Ancona to Venice, and from Split and Zara to Pola and Trieste; later to Malta; paid-off in Messina, Sicily]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Taylor,
Leslie Fernandes
L.F. Taylor
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Harold Dennis Taylor (1862-1943), and Charlotte Fernandes Barff.
Married 1st (03.10.1917, Bassein, Bengal, India) Maria Conception Mezzino.
Married 2nd (14.02.1931, Kalaw, Bengal, India) Winnie Kyaw.
Married 3rd (19.12.1934, St Paul's Church, Edmonton, North London) Nora Henrietta Todd.
21.08.1889
York, East Riding of Yorkshire
-

St Kitts/Nevis ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 01.09.1939
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.12.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 12.1942, < 02.1943

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

Education: Clare College, Cambridge University (1909-1912; BA 1912; MA 1926).
Served Indian Educational Service (Principal, Government High School, Bassein, 18.04.1915). Conducted a linguistic and ethnographical survey of Burma, 1920s (see article). Officiating as research lecturer in Indo-Chinese ethnoogy and linguistics, University College, Rangoon, 05.1926. Retired, 11.1930.
01.09.1939 - (06.)1944 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1945)     HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) *
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Taylor,
Neil William Gilchrist
N.W.G. Taylor
?
-
T/Lt. 17.08.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 14.06.45 HM birthday 45
Mention in Despatches MID 21.11.44 series of actions, Channel
      Commanding Officer, HM MTB 700 (motor torpedo boat)
(06.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 211 (motor torpedo boat)
18.09.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 703 (motor torpedo boat)
Taylor,
Ronald Edwin Elliston
R.E.E. Taylor
Son of Albert E. Taylor, and Violet A. Elliston.
Married ((03?).1948, Cardiff district, Glamorgan / Monmouthshire) Doreen V. Brain; one daughter, one son.
(06?).1925
Camberwell district, London
-
12.07.1994
Nueces, Texas, USA
T/Midsh. (A) ?
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 25.08.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 25.02.1945
S.Lt. (A) RN 03.12.1946, seniority 25.02.1945
Lt. (A) RN 25.02.1947
Lt. RN 1949?, seniority 25.02.1947
Lt.Cdr. RN 25.02.1955 (retd 31.01.1959)

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE 01.01.1952 New Year 52 [investiture 19.03.52]
23.09.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Urley (RN Air Station, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man)
28.12.1944 - (07.1945) pilot, 810 Squadron FAA
(04.1946)     HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton, Warrington, Lancashire) *
03.12.1946     transferred, RN [extended service commission]
02.1948 - (07.1948) HMS Nuthatch (RN Air Station, Anthorn, Cumberland)
09.03.1949     permanent commission
(05.1949)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
26.08.1949 - (05.1951) HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halfar, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties)
29.10.1952 - (05.)1953 HMS Simbang (RN Air Station, Sembawang, Singapore) (for miscellaneous duties)
07.09.1953 - (01.)1955 HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth, Morayshire)
(04.1955)     HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth, Morayshire) *
25.04.1955 - (01.1956) HMS Ark Royal (fleet aircraft carrier)
? - (01.1957) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
? - (01.)1959 HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Taylor,
Stanley Bracy
S.B. Taylor
Son of ... Taylor, and ... Watson.
21.07.1913
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
T/S.Lt. 21.05.1942
T/Lt. 21.05.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
12.05.1943 - (1944?) First Lieutenant, HM MTB 524 (motor torpedo boat)
(06.1944)     First Lieutenant, HM MTB 693 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC) *
(01.1945)     HM MTB 693 (motor torpedo boat) **
21.02.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 793 (motor torpedo boat)
* (06.1944), (10.1944) & (01.1945) still shown under MTB 524
** indexed, but not listed as such
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Taylor,
William Charles
W.C. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Teresa Taylor) W.C. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Teresa Taylor)
20.06.1909
Gravesend, Kent
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 22.01.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 22.07.1943 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 28.03.1951, seniority 19.06.1944
Lt.Cdr. 23.02.1952, seniority 19.06.1944

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

(04.1943) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
(02.1944) - (04.1944) HMS Elissa (Combined Operations base, Messina) *
05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Elissa (Combined Operations base, Messina)
(07.1945)     HMS Curlew (anti-submarine fixed defence training establishment, Dunoon, Argyll) *
28.03.1951     transferred to Permanent RNVR (Solent Division, List 2)
23.02.1952     transferred to Executive Branch of Permanent RNVR
(05.1953)     HMS Osprey *
19.12.1953     reverted to Temporary RNVR (T/Lt. (Sp.Br.))
* indexed, but not listed as such
Taylor,
William Erwin Gibson
"Bill"
W.E.G. Taylor W.E.G. Taylor
W.E.G. Taylor W.E.G. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Dietrich-Berryman)
Son of a US Army officer.

04.07.1905
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
-
09.06.1991
Pinellas County, Florida, USA
T/S.Lt. (A) 10.09.1939
T/Lt. (A) 22.12.1939 (reld 02.10.1940)
RAFVR:  
F/Lt. 03.10.1940 [86597] (reld 18.07.1941)
Taylor enrolled at the Guggenheim College of Aeronautical Engineering at New York University, but left to join the Naval Reserves in 1925. He received his Naval pilot's license in 1927 and was assigned to Fighting Squadron Five, Scouting Fleet. He resigned in 1928 when his squadron was ordered to inactive status and he then joined the US Marine Corps Reserve, where he was an aviator from 1928-1933. In 1933, he was again ordered to inactive status. At this point Taylor left the Armed Services and became a pilot for United Airlines and later owned a New York City based travel agency.
14.09.1939     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (for refresher course in flight training)
      training, Fighter School
      fighter pilot, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Argus (Mediterranean)]
(04?).1940 - (06?).1940 fighter pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS ... (RN Air Station Hatston, Orkney Islands), from 04.1940 HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier); the Squadron had disembarked before the ship was lost on 08.06.1940, then HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
07.09.1940 - (10.1940) Naval Air Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
02.10.1940     commissioned, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
01.1941 - 06.1941 first Commanding Officer of 71 (Eagle) Squadron, Royal Air Force
In June 1941, Taylor left the Eagle Squadron and rejoined the United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1951 where he served on the following vessels: Lexington, Yorktown, Wasp, Enterprise, Saratoga, and Ranger. After the war, Taylor was, among other posts, the commanding officer of Project Afirm and the commanding officer for the Night Attack and Training Unit, Atlantic (NACTU). In 1951 Taylor resigned from the Navy Reserves and worked first for Braniff Airlines in Panama, and then as a Vice President for Scandinavian Airlines System.
Literature
: An eagle with wings of gold : the remarkable career of Bill Taylor. In: Air Power History, Vol. 48, 2001;
Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Taylor,
William Horace
W.H. Taylor W.H. Taylor
23.10.1908
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
16.01.1999
[Banchory, Kincardineshire ?]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 06.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) ? 08.1942, < 02.1943
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.12.1949
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 16.12.1957 (retd 1963)

George Cross

GC 14.01.1941 mine disposal RAF depot Uxbridge 09-10.40 [investiture 08.07.41]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 1973 services to scouting
Commendation Comm 27.06.1941 mine disposal
Education: Manchester Grammar School (1923-1925).
Junior partner and then (1937) managing director of a firm promoting stands for exhibitions, 1929-1939?. Staff of Manchester Central Docks, 1939-1940.
15.11.1940 - (06.1944) Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty
1944     Founder Member, Naval Clearance Divers, HMS Vernon (D)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
1949 - 1963 Permanent RNVR, then RNR
Travelling Commissioner for the Sea Scouts, 1946-1951. Field Commissioner for South-West England, Scout Association, 1952-1974. Managed an estate at Blanefield, near Glasgow, 1975-1984.
Taylor,
William Leslie
W.L. Taylor
?
-
T/Paym.S.Lt. 24.07.1941
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 24.10.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
13.08.1941 - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
Teacher,
Ronald McNairn
R.McN. Teacher (© Imperial War Museum (A 13177)) R.McN. Teacher (© Imperial War Museum (A 13178))
 
07.12.1900
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
1976
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
T/Lt. 07.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
... - ... ...
14.03.1942 - (12.1942) Commanding Officer, HMS Sister Anne (armed yacht)
... - ... ...
01.03.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Hornpipe (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
Teal,
Roy Harry George
R.H.G. Teal (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony R. Teal)
08.11.1910
Peckham, South London
-
26.01.1972
Guildford, Surrey
Ord.Sea.
28.08.1942
T/A/S.Lt.
21.05.1943
T/S.Lt.
21.11.1943
T/Lt.
21.11.1945 (reld 01.07.1946)
Education: St Dunstan’s College, Catford, South London (17.01.1922-26.07.1927)
Joined Boots, the Chemists, 1928. Qualified as a Pharmaceutical Chemist (M.P.S.), 26.07.1934. Manager of Thornton Heath branch of Boots, the Chemists, 1939-1942.
28.08.1942
-
11.11.1942
basic training, HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
[Certificate of Progress of Ordinary Seaman achieved 12.12.1943]
12.11.1942
-
11.12.1942
CW Candidate, HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) 
[Dockyard duties awaiting draft to a ship]
12.12.1942
-
23.02.1943
HMS Campanula (corvette) (escort duties convoy SC 118) [based at HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
24.02.1943
-
20.06.1943
officer training, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
21.06.1943
-
27.06.1943
minesweeper gunnery course, HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
28.06.1943
-
15.08.1943
minesweeper course No. 39/43, HMS Lochinvar (minesweeping base, Port Edgar) [including three weeks on trawlers]
16.08.1943
-
31.08.1943
minesweeper training, HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith)
01.09.1943
-
09.09.1943
spare minesweeper First Lieutenant, HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot ship, Sheerness) [based at HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness)]
[Probably served on HM MMS 51 but re-assigned after this.]
10.09.1943
-
05.1944
First Lieutenant, HM MMS 57 (motor minesweeper) [tender to HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot ship, Sheerness)] *
05.1944
-
10.09.1944
First Lieutenant, HM MMS 181 (motor minesweeper) [tender to HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot ship, Sheerness)] [Operation Neptune (Normandy landings)] *
11.09.1944
-
16.12.1945
First Lieutenant, HM MMS 81 (motor minesweeper) [tender to HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot ship, Sheerness)] [Operation Calendar (Scheldt sweeping)]
17.12.1945
-
03.02.1946
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 69 (motor minesweeper) [tender to HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot ship, Sheerness)]
04.02.1946
-
05.05.1946
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 69 (motor minesweeper) [tender to HMS Eskimo (accommodation ship, Chatham)]
06.05.1946
-
01.07.1946
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for release from naval service)
Manager of the following pharmacy branches of Boots, the Chemists: West Hendon, Greater London (1946-1948), Southampton Row, London (1948-1954), Chelsea, London (1954-1959), Guildford, Surrey (1959-1971). Retired 03.04.1971.
Freeman of City of London (by Patrimony) and Clothworker, 06.02.1935.
* personnel records seem to suggest that appointment to HM MMS 57 was intended, but cancelled, and replaced by appointment to HM MMS 181; the Navy List seems to suggest otherwise
Tedford,
Alfred Robert Hetherington
A.R.H. Tedford (Photo courtesy of Mr Sandy Christie) A.R.H. Tedford (© Imperial War Museum (A 6484))
A.R.H. Tedford (© Imperial War Museum (A 6481)) A.R.H. Tedford (© Imperial War Museum (A 6483))
Son of Alfred and Mary Winifred Tedford, of Belfast, Ireland.
(03?).1920
Belfast district, Ireland
-
17.04.1946
[age 26]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 90, column 3]
Midsh. 27.08.1937
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1940
S.Lt. 15.01.1941
Lt. 15.07.1942
27.08.1937     joined RNVR (Ulster Division)
06.09.1939 - (12.1939) HMS Revenge (battleship)
15.01.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Revenge (battleship)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
24.02.1941 - (01.)1945 HMS Westminster (W class destroyer) (eventually First Lieutenant)
30.04.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Urania (destroyer)
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Tees,
David John
D.J. Tees
Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Tees, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1905 ?
-
30.10.1942 *
(killed) [age 37]
[Knockbreda Cemetery, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, section F, grave 153]

* Death registered in the Aylesbury district of Buckinghamshire.
Prob. S.Lt. 21.07.1930
S.Lt. 29.09.1931
Lt. 29.09.1934
Lt.Cdr. 29.09.1942
21.07.1930     joined RNVR (Ulster Division); pre-war appointments all for a few weeks only for training purposes:
16.09.1930     HMS Barham (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
24.06.1932     HMS Skate (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
21.01.1933     HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
16.06.1934     HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
21.06.1936     HMS Ramillies (battleship)
18.09.1938     HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
31.07.1939 - summer1942 HMS Durban (cruiser)
(08.1942)     HMS Durban (cruiser) *
summer1942     First Lieutenant at a Sea Cadets' course (for one month)
? - 30.10.1942 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (killed on his way to his new appointment at Malta)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Telford,
Robert Henry
D.J. Tees
?
-
?
T/A/S.Lt. 27.11.1941
T/S.Lt. 18.01.1942
T/Lt. 27.05.1944 (reld 01.06.1946)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
26.03.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Worcester (destroyer)
18.02.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Calder (frigate)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
17.10.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Philoctetes II (accounting base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (as anti-submarine training officer) (in lieu of specialist anti-submarine officer)
03.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (for mobile training units) (in lieu of specialist anti-submarine officer)
Templeton,
John Atrill
[later:Templeton-Cotill]
J.A. Templeton J.A. Templeton
Son of late Captain Jack Lionel Cottle, Tank Corps.

04.06.1920
-
23.05.2011
Laudun, Avignon, France
T/A/S.Lt.
28.06.1940
T/S.Lt.
04.06.1941
T/A/Lt.
< 12.1941
Lt. RN
?, seniority 02.08.1943
Lt.Cdr. RN
02.08.1951
Cdr. RN
30.06.1955
Capt. RN
31.06.1961
R.Adm. RN
07.01.1970 (retd 07.10.1973)

Companion of the Order of the Bath

CB
1972
?
Education: Canford School; New College, Oxford
1939


joined RNVR
1940
-
1941
HMS Crocus
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
1941
-
1942
British Naval Liaison Officer, French warship Chevreuil
1942


staff, General Officer Commanding New Caledonia (US)
1943


US Embassy, London
1943?
-
1944?
Flag Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral, Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.12.1944
-
(07.)1945
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 421 (motor torpedo boat)
1945
-
1946
ADC to Governor of Victoria
1947
-
1955
served in HMS London, Loch Quoich, Whirlwind, Jutland, Barrosa and Sparrow
19.05.1947
-
(10.)1947
HMS London
10.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Loch Quoich
(05.1949)
 
 
HMS Loch Quoich *
20.06.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Whirlwind
(05.1953)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1954)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1955)
 
 
HMS Sparrow *
18.07.1955
-
(01.)1956
Commanding Officer, HMS Sefton & Senior Officer, 108th Minesweeping Squadron
1956


jssc
(01.1957)
 
 
HMS President *
1957
-
1959
Commander-in-Charge, RN School of Work Study
1959
-
1961
Commanding Officer, HMS Tiger
(07.1961)
 
 
HMS President *
18.05.1962
-
1964
British Naval Attaché, Moscow [HMS President]
1964
-
1966
Commanding Officer, HMS Rhyl and Captain (D), 23rd Escort Squadron
1966
-
1968
Senior Naval Member, Defence Operational Analysis Establishment
01.05.1968
-
(02.)1969
Commanding Officer, HMS Bulwark
1970
-
1971
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Far East Fleet
1971
-
1973
Flag Officer, Malta, and NATO Commander, SE Area Mediterranean
1972
-
1973
Commander, British Forces Malta
Director: Sotheby Parke Bernet (France), 1974-1981; Sotheby Parke Bernet (Monaco), 1975-1981.
* indexed, but not listed as such

Tennant,
James Gaston
J.G. Tennant
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
06.10.1925
-
09.1985
Chichester district, Sussex
T/Midsh. 05.05.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 06.05.1945
T/S.Lt. 06.10.1945
S.Lt. 14.10.1947, seniority 06.10.1945
Lt. 06.10.1947
Lt.Cdr. 06.10.1955 (retd 31.12.1973)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 19.12.1963 -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 25.11.1969 1st clasp
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(10.1944) - (12.1944) HMS Burong (RN minesweeper base, Mandapam, India) *
12.12.1944 - (04.1946) HM BYMS 2232 (British Yard minesweeper)
14.10.1947     transferred, Permanent RNVR (List I) [from 1958 RNR]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tenquist,
Victor Magnus Tunstall
V.M.T. Tenquist (Photo courtesy of Mr John Tenquist)
Born with a twin sister (Ada).
Married Louise Roper; two sons (one of which died as an infant), one daughter.
09.02.1900
Crossmyloof,  Scotland
-
14.08.1956
Bricket Wood, St Albans, Hertfordshire
T/Midsh.
17.05.1918
T/S.Lt.
1919?
T/Lt.
25.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 10.1944, < 07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Order of St Stanislaus 3rd class (Russia) St Stan WW I for actions at Archangelsk
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 ? ?
Victory Medal VM ? ?
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St ? ?
Africa Star Afr St ? ?
Defence Medal Def M ? ?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 ? ?
Education: Hillside College
(1917?)
-
(1918?)
HMS Hermoine (went to Archangelsk; spoke Russian & Arabic fluently)
(01.1919)


no appointment listed
Civil service [such as night telephonist and call office attendant (Post Office, London), from 17.03.1938].
(04.1940)


HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate) *
11.09.1940
-
(08.1943)
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
19.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) (for Naval Control Service duties)
06.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)
Civil servant.

* indexed, but not listed as such
Terdre,
Ronald Lewis
R.L. Terdre
Married ((09?).1934, Wandsworth district, London) Iris Estelle Blois Beeton (27.08.1909 - 04.01.2011), daughter (with two brothers) of Lionel Wilfrid Paul Beeton (1874-1957), and Florence Smith (1872-); one son, two daughters.
01.05.1905
West Besford, Romford district, Essex
-
03.1984
Yeovil district, Somerset
T/A/S.Lt. 20.08.1943
T/S.Lt. 20.02.1944 (reld 14.06.1946)
T/A/Lt. > 06.1944, < 10.1944
(10.1943)     HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) *
(12.1943) - (04.1944) HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) *
03.1944     British Naval Liaison Officer, French minesweeper "Annamite"
(06.1944) - (10.1944) HMS Fann (RN base, Dakar, Senegal)*
20.08.1944     British Naval Liaison Officer, French minesweeper "Gazelle"
(01.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to London Division RNVR)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Terretta,
Frederick
"Fred"
F. Terretta (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
F. Terretta (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son (with one brother and three sisters) of Capt. Joseph Frederick Terretta (1900-1990), Merchant Navy, and Edith Cudlip (1901-1988).
Married ((06?).1950, Fylde district, Lancashire) Gertrude A. "Trudie" Barnes.
18.09.1922
Runcorn district, Cheshire
-

06.2010 still alive
T/A/S/Lt. 02.06.1944
T/S.Lt. 02.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - & clasp Pacific
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
      special telegraphist at Gibraltar, one of twelve "Y Stations" receiving coded signals morse signals from German shore stations, surface ships and U-boats; signals sent to "X station" (Bletchley) for decoding and pinpointing position of German forces
      CW candidate on HMS Starling (sloop)
      sent to Lancing for commissioning
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
11.1944?     HMS Cooke (frigate)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
17.01.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Termagent (destroyer)
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Terry,
Cecil Henry
C.H. Terry (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Taylor)
Son of Henry George Terry (1858-1932), surgeon, and Florence Terry.
Married (1949/50?) Mrs Jones, a doctor's widow (died 1967).
14.03.1892
Bath, Somerset
-
01.02.1971
Bath, Somerset
T/Sg.Lt. RN
21.10.1916
T/Sg.Lt.
21.09.1939
A/T/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1940
T/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
31.07.1944
T/A/Sg.Cdr.
1946? (reld 15.11.1946)
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 ? ?
Victory Medal VM ? ?
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St ? ?
Atlantic Star Atl St ? ?
It St ? possibly
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 ? ?
Education: Oundle School (1906-1911); Balliol College, Oxford (1911-1914)
MRCS (1916, Eng), LRCP (1916, Lond), MA (1921), MB (1921), BCh (1921, Oxon), FRCS (1925, Ed)
House surgeon, St Bart's Hospital, 1914.
21.10.1916
-
05.1919
HMS Lupin (sloop)
20.05.1919
-
06.1919
Admiralty [HMS President]
19.06.1919
-
1919
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
Medical Officer, Ministry of Pensions Hospital, Bath, 1921. Assistant surgeon (1922), then senior surgeon (1925-1945), Royal United Hospital, Bath. Visiting surgeon to several cottage hospitals in the area.
21.09.1939
-
11.1941
HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
30.11.1941
-
(04.)1944
HMS Blenheim (destroyer depot ship)
22.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
Royal Marine Infirmary, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Victory IV (accounting base) (known to have served as Senior Medical Officer, RM Barracks, Eastney)
Thirlaway,
William
"Billy"
W. Thirlaway
Only son of ...
1922 ?
-
22.10.1943
Garstang district, Lancashire
(air crash) [age 21]
[Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium, Poulton-Le-Fylde, panel 5]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
05.11.1943, seniority 02.10.1943
20.09.1943
-
22.10.1943
pilot, 766 Squadron FAA [HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)]
Thomas,
Albert Gordon
A.G. Thomas
15.01.1910
-
06.1981
Poole district, Dorset
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 29.05.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 29.08.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
29.05.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland)
(10.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
 
Thomas,
Alfred James
A.J. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mrs Anne Etherton) A.J. Thomas
A.J. Thomas
?
-
Steward ? [P/SR 58974]
T/A/S.Lt. 17.02.1944
T/S.Lt. 17.08.1944

Distinguished Service Medal

DSM 31.03.1942 withdrawal from Crete [investiture 29.09.42] *
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 07.12.1943 special reconnaissance Sicily & Italy 05.43
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 11.11.1941 Greek withdrawal 04.41
Mention in Despatches MID 23.10.1945 beach reconnaissance Far East 09.06.45 **
* For outstanding gallantry, fortitude and resolution whilst in serving in HMS Salvia during the Battle of Crete. This rating has continuously shown great devotion to duty, manning his guns during all attacks and was one of the two ratings who volunteered to remain and man the guns whilst the vessel was at the quay, permission having been given by the Naval Officer in Charge, Suda Bay for the remainder of the crew not necessary on board to go the shelters near the quay during machine gunning and bombing attacks.
** For bravery, skill and coolness of judgement in completing a hazardous reconnaissance of an enemy beach on the night of 9/10 June, 1945. This officer was in charge of a canoe on a recent operation. He was responsible for maintaining contact with the submarine in addition to obtaining information and these duties be carried out efficiently under difficult circumstances. Throughout the operation he displayed a high degree of courage.
(1941) - (1942) HMS Salvia (DSM, despatches)
(1943)     Combined Operations Pilotage Party (COPP) 5 (DSM)
17.02.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(1945)     Combined Operations Pilotage Party 3 (2) [Naval Party 775] (despatches)
Thomas,
Benjamin Ieuan
B.I. Thomas

Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Benjamin Arthur Thomas (1894-1941), and Elizabeth Ellen Jones (1890-1944).
Married (10.07.1948, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire) Pearl Davies (29.07.1924 - 18.03.2006), daughter of James Percy Davies (1896-1967), and Emmeline Mildred Price (1900-1982); one daughter.
02.10.1919
Sarnau, Cardiganshire
-
13.01.1982
Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey
T/A/S.Lt. 14.01.1944
T/S.Lt. 14.07.1944 (reld > 07.1946)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
20.02.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
01.03.1946 - (07.1946) HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
His daughter writes: "My father was at Pharmacy School in Cardiff when war broke out. He served on board the Devonshire as I can recall him saying it was a sister ship to HMS Belfast, and was with the Devonshire in port at Ceylon. He also served during the D-day landings and I have a picture of him on board a landing craft of some description."
Thomas,
Bryan William Rylands
B.W.R. Thomas
(09?).1902
Cardiff, Glamorgan
-
20.06.1942
(KIA)
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 76, col. 3]
T/Lt.
08.07.1940
12.01.1937


enrolled RN Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (London Division RNVR)
?
-
20.06.1942
First Lieutenant, HM ML 1039 (motor launch)
Thomas,
Cecil Goring
C.G. Thomas

 

11.10.1908
Cardiff, Glamorgan
-
(09?).1974
South Glamorgan district, Wales
T/Lt.
07.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 06.1944, < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
07.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Pollux (radar training ship)
?
-
(07.1945)
HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
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Thomas,
David Myrddin
D.M. Thomas

Son of ... Thomas, and ... Jones, of Llwyn-On, Pennllwyn, Carmarthen.
14.12.1911
Carmarthen district, Carmarthenshire
-
18.06.1992
Carmarthen district, Carmarthenshire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.06.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 26.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) ? 1946?

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

Education: Mill Hill School (1925-1929).
Solicitor.
21.07.1942 - (04.)1945 HMS Vectis (RN base, Seaview, Isle of Wight)
(07.1945)     HMS Vectis (RN base, Seaview, Isle of Wight) *
08.09.1945 - 07.03.1946 Legal Aid Officer on the staff of Admiral Sir Clement Moody, Commander-in Chief, East Indies Station Naval Headquarters in Colombo; he was under the command of Commodore Daniel de Poss, Chief Staff Officer (Personnel) to Admiral Moody from 26 Oct 1945-12 Feb1946
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Golden Hind (manning depot, Sydney, NSW) *
Town clerk.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Thomas,
Dennis Harold
D.H. Thomas
09.09.1922
-
23.02.1986
T/Lt.
09.03.1945 (reld > 04.1946)



served HMS Paladin (destroyer)



served MTBs (English Channel)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Thomas,
Donald Haydn
D.H. Thomas

Son of Alfred Henry Thomas (1871-1937), and Grace Martha Wright (1877-1940).
Married ((03?).1940, Newcastle upon Tyne) Margaret E. Spence; two sons, one daughter.
1917
-
1977
A/S.Lt. 19.08.1939
S.Lt. 11.01.1940
Lt. 01.06.1942
19.08.1939     joined RNVR - Tyne Division
19.08.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for motor torpedo boats)
04.1940 - 09.1940 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 16 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich) (for RN Depot Felixstowe Dock)
09.1940 - (10.)1940 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 16 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
28.11.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Dianella (corvette)
03.04.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Lavender (corvette)
(02.1943) - (04.)1943 specialist signal course
28.04.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
(06.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll) *
Thomas,
Frank William
F.W. Thomas
?
-
06.2009 still alive
T/A/S.Lt.
02.03.1945
T/S.Lt.
02.09.1945 (reld 1947)
04.1945
-
06.1945
HMS Excalibur (New entry seaman training establishment, Alsager, Stoke on Trent)
06.1945
-
(07.)1945
HMS Tengra (Combined Operations base, Mandapam, India)
10.1945
-
09.1947
HM BYMS 2006 (British Yard minesweeper)
Thomas,
Frederick Norman Gwyn
"Freddo"
F.N.G. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill forster) F.N.G. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill forster)
F.N.G. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill forster)
F.N.G. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill forster)
Son of Gwyn Thomas, a coal miner, and Evelyn Davis.
Married (18.08.1951, Surrey) Violet Ellen Gillham; two daughters.
10.03.1920
Ogmore Vale, Bridgend district, Glamorgan
-
09.05.2012
Ord.Sea. 1940
Able Sea. 1941?
Ldg.Sea. 1943?
T/A/S.Lt. 12.05.1944
T/S.Lt. 12.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Monmouth Teacher Training College, Caerleon, Monmouthshire (1938); London School of Economics (MSc).
1940 - 07.1940 RDF operator training, HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
07.1940 - 07?.1943 RDF operator, HMS Venomous (destroyer)
1943 - 1943 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
1943? - 1944 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
10.1944 - (07.)1945 high angle gunnery officer, HMS Sirius (cruiser)
1945 - 1946? First Lieutenant, HMS Lord Irwin (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Teacher at a secondary school in North London. Principal Lecturer at the London Nautical School training future seamen. Principal Lecturer in Geography at the College of All Saints, a teacher training college which is part of London University, and retired in 1961 as a Reader (one step down from Professorship).
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Thomas,
Herbert Ivor *
H.I. Thomas
Married (1943) Eleanor Melba Davies; one son, one daughter.
* In Naval records shown as such, while it was infact: Hubert Ivor Thomas
?
-
10.1972
Salisbury, Rhodesia
T/S.Lt. 26.03.1942
T/Lt. 26.03.1943 (reld 30.03.1946)
(06.1942) - (04.1943) no appointment listed
22.04.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)

 

Thomas,
Ivor Morgan
I.M. Thomas

Son of Albert William Thomas and of Sarah Dora Thomas (nee Harries); husband of Josephine Thomas.
(09?).1920
Carmarthen district, Carmarthenshire / Dyfed / Pembrokeshire
-
11.12.1942
(KIA)
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 71, column 2]
T/S.Lt.
06.11.1941
?
-
11.12.1942
HMS X. 4 (midget submarine)

 

Thomas,
James Owen
"Jim"
J.O. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Ellis)
30.06.1916
-
11.05.1997
Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
T/S.Lt.
17.07.1941
T/Lt.
17.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
30.11.1943
action E-boats North Sea 24.09.43 [investiture 01.02.44]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
26.06.1945
minesweeping northern coast of France 09-12.44 [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
01.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Minos II (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
08.04.1942
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM ML 150 (motor launch)
11.10.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 202 (motor launch)
04.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 222 (motor launch) & Senior Officer, 1st ML Flotilla
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Thomas,
John Brinley George
"Bryn"
J.B.G. Thomas J.B.G. Thomas
J.B.G. Thomas J.B.G. Thomas
Son of Gwilym Thomas, and May Florence Stoodley.
Married ((06?).1941, Cardiff, Glamorgan) Gwendoline Megan "Gwen" Owen (? - 01.1985); three sons.

29.04.1917
Pontypridd, South Glamorgan
-
11.04.1997
T/S.Lt. 12.02.1942
T/Lt. 12.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

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

MBE 01.01.1984 New Year 84: for services to journalism
(08.1942)     HMS Stornoway (Bangor class minesweeper) *
04.03.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Saltash (Hunt class minesweeper)
20.03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Hound (Algerine class minesweeper)
(04.1946)     HMS Hound (Algerine class minesweeper) *
Welsh rugby journalist for the Western Mail.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Thomas,
Percival Reginald
P.R. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Jan Simmonds)
Son of William G. Thomas, and Ellen Ada Chesson.
Married Doreen ...; two daughters, one son.
22.06.1923
Eastbourne district, Sussex / East Sussex
-
01.11.1987
Chichester, Sussex
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
1943?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
24.03.1944
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
< 01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Norwegian War Medal NorWM
20.03.1945
sinking enemy shipping winter 43-44
12.11.1943
-
(1944)
British Naval Liaison Officer, HNorMS Ula (submarine)
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee) *
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
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Thompson,
Charles Arthur
C.A. Thompson
Married Molly Kight; at least one daughter.
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
24.09.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
24.09.1942 (reld 10.04.1946)
Education: BSc
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.12.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) (for meteorological duties)
21.01.1944
-
(10.1944)
Meteorological Officer, HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
18.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Meteorological Officer, HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)
Thompson,
Desmond Elliott Markham
D.E.M. Thompson
Son of ... Thompson, and ... Bayles.
Married ((12?).1950, Norwich, Norfolk) Rosemary Hitch; ... children.
(06?).1925
Norwich, Norfolk
-
03.2013 still alive
T/Midsh. 28.01.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 17.11.1944
T/S.Lt. 17.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
09.04.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Zambesi (destroyer)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
17.03.1945 - (04.1945) HMS Zambesi (destroyer)
(07.1945)     HMS Zambesi (destroyer) *
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
01.1946 - (04.1946) HM MMS 296 (motor minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Thompson,
Frank Gordon
F.G. Thompson
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
04.08.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
04.02.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
(03.1945)
 
 
British Naval Liaison Officer, "Kanaris" (Greek destroyer)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Thompson,
Harold Underwood
H.U. Thompson
Son of Arthur Henry Thompson (?-1911), an English rancher in Australia.

09.04.1911
West Kirby, Wirral district, Cheshire
-
21.11.1996
Wells, Taunton district, Somerset
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1941
T/Lt. 12.09.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946 New Year 46
03.07.1941 - 20.01.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Susannah Jane (harbour defence patrol craft) [tender to HMS Paris (small craft base, Plymouth)]
(04.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Rowan (T class trawler) (despatches) *
(10.1945)     HMS Colombo (Carlisle class cruiser) *
Cartoonist & director of Lonsdales advertising agency.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Thompson,
Henry Lorimer Frew
"Harry"
H.L.F. Thompson
From Atherton, Lancashire.
14.02.1919
-
09.10.1998
Ord.Sea.
(09?).1939
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
04.12.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.12.1943

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
09.11.1943
mine disposal Eastern Mediterranean 05-07.43
Bank clerk.
(11?.)1939


joined the RNVR and served in the ranks
11.1940


HMS Laurentic (armed merchant cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk 300 miles off the North coast of Ireland - picked up after 10 hours in the water by HMS Hesperus]



attached to the Staff Officer Hydrographics on a Motor Launch (mined off Plymouth)



leading torpedo operator & recommended for a commission: trained at HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex)



appointed Rendering Mines Safe Officer (UK, Suez, Beirut, Cyprus):
23.02.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
01.10.1943
-
(04.1944)
HMS Medway II (submarine base, Beirut, Lebanon)
25.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty (for duty outside Admiralty)
Literature: Chapter 8 (Seventeen seconds to stay alive) in: Paul Lund & Harry Ludlam, Out sweeps! : the story of the minesweepers in World War II (1978)
Thompson,
John James
R.C.W. Thompson
Married (1942?) Third Officer Mary Mackie Craig, WRNS; ... children (one son?).
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (E) 17.12.1939
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1940?, seniority 17.12.1939
T/El.Lt. 01.08.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
08.02.1940 - (03.)1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
05.03.1940 - (07.)1940 HMS Maori (destroyer)
01.07.1940 - (07.)1940 HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for De-Gaussing Department)
25.07.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Spartiate (RN base Clyde, Glasgow)
01.10.1940 - (07.1945) HMS Spartiate (RN base Clyde, Glasgow)
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Thompson,
Llewelyn Edmund
L.E. Thompson
?
-
T/S.Lt.
26.06.1941
T/Lt.
01.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
13.06.44
action 6 trawlers Dover 15.03.44
Mention in Despatches MID
28.12.43
action convoy Dover 26.09.43
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
16.07.1943
-
(03.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 418 (motor torpedo boat)
06.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 66 (motor torpedo boat)
18.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
Thompson,
Percy Llewellyn
P.L. Thompson
Son (with one brother) of Percy Jonathan Andrew Thompson (1877-1964), and Louise Margaret Potts (1875-1961).
26.03.1913
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland
-
(12?).1983
North Walsham district, Norfolk
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)  * 25.05.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 22.05.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 26.03.1945? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

*Special Branch officer employed on scientific duties

04.06.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
05.08.1941 - (01.)1945 HMS Valkyrie (radar training establishment, Regent Camp, Douglas, Isle of Man)
26.03.1945 - (10.1945) Officer-in-Charge, Radar Training, HMIS Chamak (radar training school, Manora, Karachi) [under HMIS Dalhousie]
Thompson,
Raymond Charles William
R.C.W. Thompson
Son of Charles Drummond Thompson, and Minnie Gilham.
(06?).1923
Wandsworth district, London
-
07.06.1945
(MPK) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 6. panel 5]
T/S.Lt. (A) 15.12.1944, seniority 12.07.1944
Education: Bedford Modern School.
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
? - 07.06.1945 802 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath, Angus)] (missing, presumed killed in an air crash)
Thompson,
Richard
R. Thompson
Son of Albert Victor and Elizabeth Thompson, of Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, England.
1921 ?
-
26.10.1942
(air crash) [age 21]
[Simon's Town (Dido Valley) Cemetery, South Africa, Naval Allotment, row D, grave 10]
T/S.Lt. (A)
10.01.1942
30.05.1942
-
26.10.1942
pilot, FAA Pool (789 Squadron?), RN Air Station Wingfield [HMS Afrikander, later HMS Malagas]
Thompson,
Richard Charles
R.C. Thompson
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. 07.05.1943
T/S.Lt. 07.11.1943
T/A/Lt. > 06.1944, < 10.1944
T/Lt. 01.01.1945

Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross), The Netherlands

BK 04.04.1944 services Royal Netherlands Navy [Dutch Royal Decree No. 4 of 09.03.1944]
(06.1943) - (04.1944) no appointment listed
07.1943 - 28.03.1944 British Naval Liaison Officer, HMNethS Flores (Bronze Cross)
(06.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
(04.1946)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Thompson,
William David
W.D. Thompson
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
25.07.1912
-
?
T/Sg.Lt. 12.04.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. > 02.1944, < 04.1944 (reld 08.05.1946)
Edcuation: MB, BCh, BAO Belfast 1936.
27.05.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Saladin (destroyer)
08.07.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
03.02.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Impulsive (destroyer)
22.07.1944 - (07.1945) RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(04.1946)     HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) *
Late House Surgeon, Ulster Hospital for Children & Women, Assistant Medical Officer, City General Hospital Sheffield.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Thomsen-Tarrow-Gazely,
Peter Roy
P.R. Thomsen-Tarrow-Gazely
Married (c. 1945, Taranto, Italy; divorced c. 1947) Marion Nicholas Wilson "Pat" Davey (19.06.1918 - ). She remarried ... Clayton.
18.12.1921
Camberwell, London
-
12.1996
Bournemouth district, Hampshire
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 11.06.1943
T/Lt. 11.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
      served in corvettes in the Western Ocean:
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Thomson,
Bernard
B. Thomson
?
-
T/S.Lt. 17.07.1942
T/Lt. 01.05.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 06.01.1948, seniority 20.06.1947 (reld > 05.1950, < 05.1951)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1946

HM's birthday 46

(10.1944)     HMS Vernon (torpedo school Roedean School, Brighton) *
09.01.1945 - (01.1945) Torpedo Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
(05.1945)     part of the recce party of Naval Party 1735 which took over the German ships in Wilhelmshaven [HMS Royal Rupert] (MBE)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
06.01.1948     re-entered RNVR as T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
(07.1948) - (05.1950) Sea Cadet Corps
* indexed, but not listed as such
Thomson,
David Alexander
D.A. Thomson
17.09.1914
Rutherglen, Glasgow
-
07.02.2005
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
07.05.1940
T/Sg.Lt.
04.1941, seniority 07.05.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
? (reld 1945/46)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Education: MB, ChB.
07.05.1940


joined RNVR at Port Edgar
04.06.1940
-
(02.1941)
Medical Officer, HMS Sabre (destroyer)
01.09.1941
-
(02.1943)
HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
      involved with clearing the mines in the approaches to Sword Beach (Normandy) and particularly concerned with developing the means to dive to the depths necessary to deal with the deep munitions



HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) ?
01.1945
-
(07.1945)
Medical Officer, HMS Vernon (D) (base for Port Parties, Dartmouth/Brixham)
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Thomson,
Francis Ninian
F.N. Thomson
Son of ... Thomson, and ... Sievwright.
(12?).1919
Islington, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
22.07.2007
T/S.Lt.
31.01.1941
T/Lt.
01.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

19.12.1944

Coastal Forces action Nore 18.09.1944 [investiture 06.03.1945]
18.04.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich) (for anti-submarine striking force convoy duties)
28.05.1942
-
(08.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 89 [HMS Minos II, from 07.1942 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)]
24.11.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 728 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Thomson,
John Edward Burrell
J.E.B. Thomson
Son of Lt.Col. Wilfred Burrell Thomson, RAMC, MRCS.

personal touch

25.02.1906
Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
18.08.1972
Truro, Cornwall
[buried at Feock Church, Feock, Cornwall]
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 04.01.1943, seniority 10.11.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset.
17.07.1944 - (01.1945) HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) (for Thames Local Defence Flotilla)
(07.1945)     HMS Beaver (RN base, Humber) *
Banker who joined the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in England. He first worked in London and was then sent to France (Lyons and Tours), then to Bombay, India (he was living in Bombay in 1933), then to Penang in Malaya, then Singapore, then to Shanghai, China and finally finished as Chief Manager for Thailand (Bangkok).  He retired at roughly 55 years of age and then lived in North Devon and Cornwall.
Thomson,
John Harry Frederick
J.H.F. Thomson
Son of ... Thomson, and ... Brooker.
Married (12.09.1936, St. Augustine's Church, Battle district, Sussex) Helena Kate McGaw (19.09.1914 - 06.1998); ... children (one son?).
19.11.1913
Croydon district, Surrey
-
(08?.)1970
Hastings district, Sussex
T/S.Lt. 20.09.1940
T/Lt. 20.09.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 02.1944, < 04.1944 (reld 26.07.1944; medically unfit)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

16.03.1943

Operation Torch (landings in North Africa 08.11.1942) (as SFO [= SOFC, Senior Officer Ferry Craft?]) [investiture 21.03.1944]]
Mention in Despatches MID 02.10.1942 Operation Jubilee (raid on Dieppe 19.08.1942)
(12.1940)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
18.12.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Glengyle (landing ship, infantry)
04.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Princess Beatrix (landing ship infantry (medium)) (DSC, despatches) **
12.09.1941 - 26.07.1943 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for LCT (landing craft, tank) duty) **
27.07.1943 - 26.07.1944 HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary), from 01.1944? HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Banker.
* indexed, but not listed as such
** probably longer serving at HMS Princess Beatrix [until 07.1943?], although "borne on the books" of HMS Dinosaur from 09.1941
Thomson,
Roy William
R.W. Thomson
(09?).1906 ?
Holborn district, London / Middlesex ?
-
T/Lt.
29.01.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
29.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate)
06.1940


skipper of little ship "Dab II" during the Dunkirk evacuation
25.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Racer (RN base, Larne)
09.06.1941
-
(06.)1944
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
09.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)
Thorburn,
William Douglas
W.D. Thorburn
21.12.1907
Catsle Ward district, Northumberland
-
11.1995
Northumberland Central district
Prob. S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 22.07.1932
Lt. 22.07.1935
Lt.Cdr. 22.07.1943 (demobilized < 04.1946)
Cdr. 30.06.1947
Capt. 30.06.1954 (retd 01.01.1960) (reinstated on active list of Permanent RNR 01.04.1964) (re-placed on retired list 17.10.1966)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1966 New Year 66
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 12.04.1945 ?
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? ?
05.11.1939 - (08.1942) HMS Valiant (battleship)
27.04.1943 - (07.1945) an Assistant to Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.06.1958 - 31.12.1959 RNVR ADC to the Queen
Deputy Lieutenant, Northumberland, 05.07.1971.
Thornber,
Harold
H. Thornber (Photo courtesy of Robin Fowler) H. Thornber (Photo courtesy of Robin Fowler)
?
-
?
T/S.Lt. 09.10.1941
T/Lt. 09.01.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 12.10.1943? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(12.1941) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
12.10.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(1944/45?)     Flotilla Officer, 110th LCT Flotilla ("O" LCT Squadron) (landing craft, tank)
Thornber,
Harold Holden
H.H. Thornber
Married Barbara ... (predeceased him).
08.05.1921
Blackburn, Lancashire
-
28.07.2008
Beardwood Hospital
[age 87]
T/S.Lt. (A)
11.07.1942
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
14.07.1944, seniority 22.05.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
22.05.1946
Lt. (Sp.Br.)
22.08.1955
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
22.08.1963 (retd 08.05.1979)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
08.07.1966
?
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
06.06.1978
1st clasp
Education: BSc
16.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Hasdrubal (RN base, Salerno/Taranto)
?
-
(04.1946)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
22.08.1955


joined Permanent RNVR (Mersey Division), later RNR
Former warden of Blackburn Cathedral.
Thornley,
Josiah
J. Thornley J. Thornley
Son (with one sister) of John Andrew Thornley (1879-1955), and Matilda Denton (1880-1924).
Married ((09?).1942, Oldham district, Lancashire) Dorothy Kent; one son, one daughter.
24.07.1918
Prestwich district, Lancashire
-
12.1997
Whitehaven district, Cumberland
T/El.S.Lt. 12.10.1942
T/El.Lt. 24.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Oldham Technical College.
Served Local Defence Volunteers (LDV).
(12.1942)     HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) *
14.12.1942 - (12.1943) French Ship "Paris" (independent base for small craft, Plymouth) (for trawler maintenance duties)
26.01.1944 - (02.)1944 HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport)
13.03.1944 - (10.)1944 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (manning depot, Sydney, NSW) (for Royal Marines Training Barracks)
(04.1946)     HMS Golden Hind (manning depot, Sydney, NSW)
* indexed, but not listed as such
FIEE, MIERE, MSIT. Group Engineer (Instruments) (1952-1957), then Works Engineer (Instruments) (1957-[1970 still], Production Group, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (Sellafield, Seascale, Cumberland). Professional interest: instrumentation & control.
Thornton,
Charles Clifford
C.C. Thornton
Son of Charles Richard Thornton, and Emily Woodford.
Married; ... children.
(09?).1916
Lewisham district, London
-
17.08.2010
Prob. S.Lt. (A) 28.02.1939
S.Lt. (A) 1940?, seniority 28.02.1939
Lt. (A) 29.07.1941
Lt. (A) RN 04.03.1946, seniority 29.07.1941
Lt.Cdr. RN 29.07.1949 (retd 29.03.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.05.1943 attempted escape from the French
28.02.1939     joined RNVR (London Division) - List 2
08.1940 - 08.02.1941 pilot, 830 Squadron [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
[failed to return after a bombing trip to Tripoli Harbour; crashed near Garzi; captured]
08.11.1942 - 1943 POW in French captivity
29.05.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Ajax (cruiser)
19.06.1945 - (07.1945) Fighter Direction Officer, HMS Nighthawk (RN Air Station, Drem, East Lothian)
04.03.1946     transferred, RN (Air Branch) [extended service commission]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
17.02.1949 - (05.)1949 HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Londonderry)
22.09.1949     permanent commission, RN (Executive Branch)
19.10.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) (for miscellaneous duties)
(05.1953)     HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport, Hampshire) *
07.07.1953 - (07.)1954 HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Londonderry)
10.11.1954 - (01.1956) HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Hal Far, Malta)
(01.1957)     HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Londonderry) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
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Thornton,
Francis Anthony
F.A. Thornton (Photo courtesy of Mr M.J. Alston)
?
-
T/S.Lt.
23.10.1941
T/Lt.
27.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
22.12.1941
-
(12.1943)
HMS Middleton (destroyer)
19.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Stork (sloop)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Thornton,
George Arthur
G.A. Thornton
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
1943?
T/S.Lt.
25.12.1943
T/Lt.
25.12.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
15.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Lochy (frigate)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Thornton,
Hugh Douglas
H.D. Thornton
?
-
1995
T/Lt.
28.10.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
1945? (reld 1945/46)

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
11.12.1945
wind up (Europe 45)



joined RNVR



trained at Greenwich and after a brief period as a gunner, became a Hydrographic Surveyor



served originally in W Africa out of Freetown and then went to Greek islands etc in command of a 72' ML
1944


lent to the 8th Army in Italy
05.1945
-

Commanding Officer, ML1005 (Adriatic), working behind German lines at times, Venice
Civilian career in banking.
Thorp,
David Sugden
D.S. Thorp
?
-
06.2003
T/Lt.
01.03.1942

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.09.42
Malta convoy 22.03.42
Mention in Despatches MID
26.05.42
action Italian cruisers 12.12.41
(12.1941)
-
(03.1942)
HMS Legion
Thorp,
Thomas Blundell
T.B. Thorp, 1944 (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) T.B. Thorp (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Henry Thorp (1876-), and Martha Blundell (1878-).
Married ((09?).1931. North Manchester district, Lancashire) Violet Fletcher (18.01.1911 - (06?).1980); one son.

Address: (1960s) Hawthorns, Mains Lane, Little Singleton, nr Blackpool.
30.09.1903
Manchester, Lancashire
-
11.1986
Banbury, Oxfordshire
T/A/S.Lt. 11.06.1943
T/S.Lt. 11.12.1943 (reld 26.04.1946)
Education: Manchester Grammar School (1916-1920; Foundation Scholarship).
Bank official, Williams Deacon's Bank Ltd.
(08.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
13.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Cranstoun (frigate)
18.03.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
25.07.1944 - (07.)1945 Gunnery Officer, HMS Venomous (destroyer)
1945 - (10.1945) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school) [date of appointment incorrectly shown as 18.03.1944]
Thorpe,
Harold Arthur
H.A. Thorpe
Son of Otto Fred Thorpe (1885-?), invalided from the Royal Field Artillery
(Territorial Force) in 1916-17, and Nellie Ellen Ancell.
19.11.1917
Brighton, Sussex
-
11.1995
Brighton, Sussex
T/S.Lt.
11.11.1944
T/Lt. ?
1946? (reld > 04.1946)
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
It St
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
11.05.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
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Thorpe,
James Athole *
I.A. Thorpe
* first names in the Navy List initially given as: Innes Athole
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
03.05.1940
T/Lt.
03.05.1941 (reld < 04.1946)

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
19.05.1942
salvage Lucellum  19.12.41 [investiture 07.07.42]
29.06.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Coila (armed yacht)
(12.1941)
 
 
British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Senateur Duhamel"
(08.1942)
 
 
British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Le Lavandou" (chasseur)
05.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Kilham (escort)
Thorpe,
Thomas Adrian
T.A. Thorpe
?
-
T/S.Lt. 17.01.1941
T/Lt. 17.01.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

Croix de Guerre (France)

CdeG ? Dieppe raid 19.08.42
Citation from a Norwegian decoration reads: “He served as Royal Navy Liaison Officer with the 30 Norwegian MTB Flotilla from 12 October 1942 until 24 September 1943. During this period he displayed a true sense of objectivity that was almost unique, in that he to some extent went against the opinion of his own superior officers in favour of the Norwegian point of view. He always did excellent work for Norway, and with his good spirits always seemed to get things moving.”
14.02.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
(12.1941) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
(08.1942)     British Naval Liaison Officer, French patrol vessel "Chasseur 43"
12.10.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Fox (RN base, Lerwick, Shetlands)
12.10.1942 - 24.09.1943 British Naval Liaison Officer, 30th Norwegian MTB Flotilla
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
12.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
10.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
Threlkeld,
James Monteith
J.M. Threlkeld
Son of Frank Threlkeld (1882-1938), and Mary Monteith (1887-1948).
Married ((03?).1945, Manchester district, Lancashire) Lilian Payne.
23.05.1921
Carlisle, Cumberland
-
08.09.2012
Duxford, Cambridgeshire
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 14.03.1942
T/S.Lt. (A) 23.05.1942
T/Lt. (A) 01.07.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [investiture 16.03.45]
15.04.1942 - (06.)1942 acting observer, 775 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)]
06.1942 - (10.1944) observer, 815 Squadron FAA [based at HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt) at some point] (DSC)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
09.04.1945 - (07.1945) instructional staff, HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad) (for observer duties)
Veterinary surgeon (DVSM, MRCVS). Qualified in London, 30.06.1950.
Thurland,
Arthur William George
A.W.G. Thurland
Son of Harry Crozier Thurland, and Frances E. Wheeler.
19.09.1912
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
01.1991

Ealing district, London
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
19.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt. (Sp.Br.) RNR
27.12.1951
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) RNR
27.12.1959 (retd 19.09.1972)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
20.05.1966
-
01.04.1942
-
(01.)1945
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Ceylon [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(07.1945)


HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
President, Brentham Cricket Club, 1961-1970 (Honorary Secretary, 1948-1950; Life Vice-President, 1971).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tilley,
William
W. Tilley (Photo courtesy of Mr David William Tilley)
Son of ... Tilley, and ... Guy.
Married (09.1939, Dorchester, Dorset) Hannah Mary Clark; two daughters, two sons.
12.1912
Dorchester, Dorset
-
08.1982
Isle of Man
T/S.Lt. (E) 23.03.1941
T/Lt. (E) 23.03.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.1944? (reld 09.05.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.08.1942 Operation Ironclad (assault & capture of Diego Suarez 05.42) [decoration posted]
(04.1941)     no appointment listed
13.05.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary)
23.03.1942 - (10.1942) HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary) [aboard troopship HMS Karanja for Operation Ironclad 05.1942 (DSC)]
(12.1942) - (12.1943) HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay) *
01.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Braganza II (administrative & maintenance staff of Combined Operations & Dockyard, Bombay, India)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) *
05.02.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Turtle (Combined Operations training establishment, Poole, Dorset)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tillie,
Arnold Bertram Kingsley
A.B.K. Tillie
Son of ... Tillie, and ... Royle.
03.03.1918
Kensington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
10.1997
Hastings and Rother, East Sussex
T/Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.01.1946
St. Nazaire raid 28.03.42
(03.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM ML 268 (motor launch)
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Timms,
Roderick James Weston
"Rod"
R.J.W. Timms R.J.W. Timms (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Timms)
R.J.W. Timms (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Timms) R.J.W. Timms (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Timms)
R.J.W. Timms (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Timms) R.J.W. Timms (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Timms)
Youngest of six children of Ernest Tom Timms, a local chemist in Sandgate, and Florence May Vincent.
Married (23.06.1945, St Paul's Church, Sandgate) Ldg. Wren Winifred Jean Pilcher (22.10.1916 - 05.10.1983); one son, one daughter (twins).

22.03.1921
Elham district, Kent
-
04.07.2003
Lewes, Sussex
Ord.Sig. 11.09.1941
Ord.Sea. 02.10.1941
Ldg.Sea. (Coxsw.) 20.02.1942
T/A/S.Lt. 23.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 26.09.1943
T/Lt. 29.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. 15.12.1961, seniority 18.09.1959
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 02.12.1966, seniority 18.09.1959
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 18.09.1967 (retd 22.03.1983)
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 19.06.1945 action E-boats Nore 07.04.45
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Reserve Decoration RD 07.03.1972 -
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Reserve Decoration RD 27.09.1983 1st clasp
Worked as junior draughtsman for the Folkestone Electricity Supply Company, meanwhile serving in the Home Guard.
11.09.1941 - 09.10.1941 training, HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
10.10.1941 - 04.12.1941 training, HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
05.12.1941 - 07.01.1942 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
08.01.1942 - 15.01.1942 training, HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
16.01.1942 - 21.02.1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) [served at motor launches HM ML 133, ML 136, ML 276 & ML 369]
22.02.1942 - 12?.1942 HMS Nemo (auxiliary patrol base, Brightlingsea)
09.03.1942 - 12.1942 HM ML 345 (motor launch) [8th ML Flotilla] (Brightlingsea, from 15.05.1942 Yarmouth, from 04.06.1942 Stornoway & Tobermory)
12.1942 - 29.01.1943 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
30.01.1943 - 10.04.1943 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Lancing & Hove, Sussex)
11.04.1943 - 02.05.1943 RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
03.05.1943 - 05.1943 gunnery course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
05.1943 - 21.05.1943 torpedo course, HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Brighton)
22.05.1943 - 04.07.1943 MTB & MGB courses, HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) [sailing in HM MTB 51, MTB 152 & MTB 165, and HM MGB 93]
05.07.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover), from 24.01.1944 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)] (for miscellaneous services)
07.07.1943 - 19.09.1943 Spare Officer, HM MGB 118 (motor gun boat) (Ramsgate) [9th MGB Flotilla]
20.09.1943 - 11.06.1944 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 448 (motor torpedo boat) [35th MTB Flotilla]
18.06.1944     First Lieutenant, HM MTB 450 (motor torpedo boat) [35th MTB Flotilla]
05.12.1944 - 28.05.1945 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 482 (motor torpedo boat) [35th MTB Flotilla]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Walrus (aircraft transporter) *
15.12.1961 - 22.03.1983 Permanent RNR
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tippett,
Jack William
J.W. Tippett
Residence: (1945) Blaengwynfi, Glamorgan, South Wales.
03.08.1916
Neath district, Wales
-
... ...
T/El.Lt. 03.08.1941
Pre-war apprenticeship & motor sales department, Metro-Vicks, Manchester.
      general degaussing duties, including Suez & Alexandria
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)
Titcombe,
Douglas Harold
D.H. Titcombe
Son of William Edwin Titcombe, and Clara Bessie Mallett.
Married Doreen (née ...); three sons.
(09?).1916
Crediton district, Devon
-
03.10.2007
Southampton General Hospital
[age 91]
T/S.Lt.
10.07.1941
T/Lt.
10.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45 [decoration posted]
04.11.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa)
20.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 198 (motor launch)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Tittensor,
Victor Dudley
V.D. Tittensor (© Imperial War Museum (A 25841))
Son of Alfred Tittensor (1882-1970), and Emma Birkin (1878-1946).
Married ((06?).1940, Evesham district, Worcestershire) Gwendoline Edith Kyte (26.09.1916 - 09.07.1997); three sons, one daughter.
17.05.1916
Broadway, Evesham district, Worcestershire
-
14.06.1989
Ronkswood, Worcester district, Worcestershire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 11.09.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 11.09.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 10.1945, < 04.1946 (reld 03.07.1946)

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

30.09.1941 - (12.1943) HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkneys)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
08.02.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
His son writes: "Served on HMS Hesperus and later Fleet Air Arm and air traffic control in Colombo."
Titterington,
David William Michael
D.W.M. Titterington
1924 ?
-
T/S.Lt.
02.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
1944?


HMS Pennywort (corvette)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
08.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Woolloomooloo (RN repair base, Sydney, NSW) (for duty with MFVs and tugs)

 

Todd,
Alexander
A. Todd (Photo courtesy of Mr John Robertson)
23.10.1900
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
16.02.1954
Liverpool, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
05.01.1944
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.09.1944? (reld < 04.1946)
01.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers/Taranto) (for sea transport duties, Algiers)
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Todd,
Donald Charles Ernest
D.C.E. Todd
Son of Ernest Todd, and ... Taylor.
Married (12.04.1947) Ruth Mary ...; three sons, one daughter.
06.03.1920
Croydon district, London
-
31.10.1998
South Africa
T/A/S.Lt. 21.01.1941
T/S.Lt. 06.03.1941
T/Lt. 01.04.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Whitgift School.
21.01.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Ascania (armed merchant cruiser)
12.01.1942 - (08.)1943 French Ship "Emile Baudot"
14.09.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Ubiquity (cable ship depot, Trinity Road, Edinburgh)
(01.1945)     HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
04.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee, Ceylon)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Emigrated to South Africa, 1946. Director of companies, retiring 1981, after which he acted as consultant. Honorary Consul for Sweden in Natal, 1962-1970 (Knight of the Order of Vasa, Sweden). Assosciate, Institution of South African Shipbrokers.
Tomlinson,
Derek Arthur Grose
W. Tomlinson
Son of Leslie Grose Tomlinson (1901-), and Winifred Mary Swann (1900-), of Betley, Staffordshire.
(06?).1924
Newcastle under Lyme district, Staffordshire
-
17.11.1944
Garstang district, Lancashire
(air crash) [age 20]
[Inskip (St Peter) Churchyard, Lancashire, sec. O, grave 16]
T/S.Lt. (A) 05.08.1944
30.09.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire) (for FFD [= full flying duties?] and training)
? - 17.11.1944 navigator, 766 Squadron FAA [HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)]
Tomlinson,
Wilfred
W. Tomlinson
?
-
T/Lt.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
30.07.42
attacked by 6 Me 109's 04.06.42
(07.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM ML 3 (motor launch)
Tompkins,
Sidney Alfred
S.A. Tompkins
(03?).1895 ?
Marylebone district, London / Middlesex ?
-
T/Capt. (Sp.Br.)
17.01.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
01.01.1948

New Year 48: for services as Deputy Controller, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, Western Europe

(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
VD ? *
* indexed as "VD", without explanation what it is; "Victualling Department", perhaps?; he was associated with the NAAFI
Toner,
John Stannard
J.S. Toner
Son of ... Toner, and ... Stannard.
From Saffron Walden.
30.03.1918
Bishops Stortford district, Essex / Hertfordshire
-
06.1988
Chelmsford district, Essex
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/Lt. (A)
24.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. (A) RN
1946?, seniority 24.09.1943 (emgcy 26.10.1949) (removed from emcgy 18.02.1950)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
18.07.1944
Operation FY (North Russian convoy 03-04.44) [investiture 13.11.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
07.08.1945
Operation Judgement (air strike in U-boat base at Kilbotn, Norway 04.05.45) [investiture 13.11.45]
01.04.1943
-
(05.1945)
pilot, 846 Squadron FAA [HMS Tracker (escort carrier), later HMS Trumpeter (escort carrier)]
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire) *
1946?


transferred to RN (air Branch)
01.01.1947
-
(07.1948)
pilot, 703 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
14.01.1949
-
(05.1949)
HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth)
Post-war a medical practitioner in Essex.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tonge,
Harold
H. Tonge

Son of ... Tonge, and ... Morris.
22.03.1920
Bolton district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire
-
01.1999
Whitehaven district, Cumberland
?
? [JX 206892]
T/S.Lt.
27.11.1942
T/Lt.
22.03.1945

Mention in Despatches

MID
01.01.1946
New Year 46



served as a rating
15.10.1943
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Harlech Castle (minesweeping trawler)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(1945)


HMS Arkwright (minesweeping trawler) [based at HMS Helicon (RN base, Aultbea) ?]
02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for disposal)
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Tongue,
James David Cowley
J.D.C. Tongue
1911 ?
-
12.07.1992 ?
South Africa ?
S.Lt. SSRNVR 28.06.1939
T/Lt. 03.06.1942, seniority 29.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 02.1944 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. MRNVR 1950s?, seniority 29.09.1948

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 25.08.1942 HMS Hua tong sunk by Japanese aircracft [Spre?] 02.42 [investiture 09.02.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 10.07.1945 operations Arakan coast 11.44-03.45
(04.1940) - (02.1941) HMS Kampar *
(12.1941) - 02.1942 HMS Hua Tong *
03.06.1942     transferred, RNVR
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
(10.1942) - (12.1942) HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) *
(02.1943)     HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) *
01.03.1943 - (04.)1943 HMS Landguard (escort)
20.04.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS James Cook (Combined Operations training establishment, Glen Caladh, nr Tignabruich)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) HMS Grecian (Catherine class minesweeper) *
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
10.1944 - (04.)1945 Navigating Officer, HMS Protector (as Staff Officer (Navigation) to Commander Force 64)
(07.1945)     HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
Retired 1958 as Federation's Assistant Chief Education Adviser (Technical), after 20 years' service in Straits Settlements, later Malaya.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tonkin,
Raymond Philip
R.P. Tonkin
Son of ... Tonkin, and ... Woodall.
23.04.1920
West Ham district, Essex / Greater London
-
11.2005
Poynings, Horsham district, Sussex
T/Lt.
12.08.1944
Lt.Cdr.
12.08.1952 (retd)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.08.1945
attack enemy convoy [G?] Venice 04.45
11.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 408 (motor torpedo boat)
10.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
Post-war he was a member of the RNVR Newhaven Detachment of HMS Sussex for several years.
Toogood,
Lawrence Edson
L.E. Toogood
Son of ... Toogood, and ... Johnson.
(03?).1918
Knaresborough district, Yorkshire - West Riding
-

24.04.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
T/Lt.
?
?


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 671 (motor torpedo boat)

 

Topham,
Geoffrey George
G.G. Topham
25.04.1921
-

26.12.2006
Poole, Dorset
Prob. Midsh. (A) 20.01.1939
A/S.Lt. (A) 28.04.1940
S.Lt. (A) 25.04.1942
Lt. (A) 28.10.1942 (reld 30.11.1945; medically unfit)
20.01.1939     joined RNVR (London Division) (List 2)
20.01.1939 - (05.)1939 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
15.05.1939 - (08.)1939 observers' course [HMS Victory]
(09.1939) - (02.1940) no appointment listed
23.02.1940 - 27.08.1940 observer, 820 Squadron FAA
28.04.1940 - 10.06.1941 observer, 820 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)] [air attack of German battleship "Bismarck"]
11.06.1941 - 28.10.1941 observer, 820 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
29.10.1941 - 31.01.1942 observer, 820 Squadron FAA [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)]
01.02.1942 - (12.)1942 observer, 820 Squadron FAA [HMS Formibable (aircraft carrier)]
04.12.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanga, Tanganyika) (for observer duties)
25.06.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
15.07.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
Towey,
John William
J.W. Towey (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Towey)
Son (with one sister and two brothers) of John William Towey (1881-1942), and Charlotte Collins (1882-1963).
Married (16.08.1941, Raynes Park Parish Church, Surrey) Daisy Foley Freathy (15.06.1915 - 07.1987), daughter (with four brothers and one half-sister) of George Freathy (1884-1957), and Elizabeth Dow Reilly (1894-1969); one son.
11.01.1914
Paddington, London
-

17.10.1991
St George's Hospital, Tooting, Wandsworth district, London
T/A/S.Lt. 16.03.1944
T/S.Lt. 16.09.1944 (reld 07.08.1946)

Watchkeeping Certificate, 28.06.1946.

11.1943     enlisted RNVR
16.03.1944 - (04.)1946 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty):
22.06.1944     arrived in the Mediterranean
05.08.1944 - 09.1945 First Lieutenant, HM LCT 356 (landing craft, tank)
06.01.1946 - 25.02.1946 Care and Maintenance Officer, HMS Turtle (Combined Operations training establishment, Poole, Dorset)
Pre- & post-war service with HM Customs & Excise.
Towndrow,
Thomas Austin
"Tom"
T.A. Towndrow
Second of seven sons of Austin Mears Towndrow (1884-1953), and Octavia Green (1891-1980).
Married (07.08.1948, Bexley, Kent) Violet Edith Lindley (11.11.1911-08.06.1975); two daughters, one step-son.

06.10.1914
Barnes
-
04.09.2006
Lymington, Hampshire
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
07.08.1942

Croix de Guerre (France)

CdeG
?
?
Education: East Sheen County School
Joined the Town Clerk's Department of Barnes Borough Council in 1933, at the same time joining Mortlake Sea Scout Group.
(06.1940)


captained small ship "Minotaur" (sea scout training craft) (Dunkirk)
19.03.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers/Taranto) (additional; for miscellaneous services)



British Naval Liaison Officer, French battleship "Paris"
(05.1944)


British Naval Liaison Officer, French submarine "La Sultane"
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Flycatcher (RN Air Station, Middle Wallop, Hampshire) *
Solicitor. Local council official and enthusiastic leader of a sea scout troop on the Thames.
* indexed, but not listed as such
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Townsend,
[Sir] Leslie William
D.F. Townsend
Son of Seaman Gunner William Bligh Townsend and Ellen (née Alford).
Married (1947) Ethel Marjorie Bennett (died 29.11.2007); one son, three daughters.

22.02.1924
-
13.01.1999
Portsmouth, Hampshire
T/A/Paym.S.Lt.
1943
T/Paym.S.Lt. = T/S.Lt. (S)
19.05.1944
T/A/Lt. (S)
< 07.1945
Lt. (S) RN
22.02.1948
?, seniority 19.02.1947
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) RN
19.02.1955
Lt.Cdr. (S) RN
25.09.1956, seniority 19.02.1955
Cdr. (S) RN
31.12.1962
A/Capt. (S) RN
20.07.1967?
Capt. RN
30.06.1971
R.Adm. RN
07.01.1979 (retd 02.04.1982)
Kinght Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
18.12.1981
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
02.06.1973
HM's birthday 73
Education: Regent's Park School, Southampton
1942


joined RNVR
1942
-
1943
HMS Durban (cruiser)
01.03.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Spurwing (RN Air Station, Hastings, Sierra Leone)
?
-
(07.1945)
Captain's Secretary, HMS Astraea (RN base, Lagos, Nigeria)
03.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy)
1946
 
 
permanent commission RN
30.10.1947
-
(07.1948)
Captain's Secretary, HMS Liverpool (cruiser)
(1948/49?)
or
(1950/51?)
HMS Duke of York (battleship)
10.05.1949
-
(05.1950)
RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus] (for duty in Commodore's office)
10.07.1951
-
(05.)1953
HMS Ceres (Supply and Secretariat training school at Wetherby, Yorkshire)
29.12.1953
-
(04.1955)
for duty in office of Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
(01.1956)
 
 
no appointment listed
26.04.1956
-
1958
HMS Ceylon (cruiser)
(01.1959)
 
 
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
27.11.1959
-
(07.1961)
Secretary to Assistant Chief of Naval Staff [HMS President]
10.06.1962
-
(02.1964)
Secretary to Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Mediterranean (NATO)
20.07.1967
-
1970
Secretary to Vice-Chief of Naval Staff, Admiralty Board
1970
-
1971
Secretary to First Sea Lord
1971
-
1973
Military Assistant to Chief of Defence Staff
1974
-
1977
Military Assistant to Chairman of NATO Military Committee
1977


Director, Naval and WRNS Officers' Appointments
1979
-
1982
Defence Services Secretary

Member: Lord Chancellor's Panel of Independent Inspectors, 1982-1994; Lord Chancellor's Services Pensions Appeals Tribunal, 1985-1996.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Townsend,
Philip Maurice
P.M. Townsend (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
11.04.1912
St Pancras district, London
-
03.2003
Ashford with Shepway district, Kent
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.08.1940
T/Lt. 23.08.1941
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
? - (10.1940) HMS Seaborn
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Mercury
Tozer,
George Clark
G.C. Tozer

From Bedford.
09.09.1907
-
(03?).1974
Ealing district, Middlesex
Prob. T/S.Lt.
19.01.1940
T/Lt.
19.04.1940
A/T/Lt.Cdr.
< 08.1942
Mention in Despatches MID
07.11.1944
Operations Avalanche, Husky & Shingle
(04.1940)


HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex) *
04.01.1941
-
(04.1941)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
(07.1941)
-
(08.1941)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 45 (motor torpedo boat)
02.02.1942
-
(02.1943)
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
15.05.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Ulster Queen (auxiliary anti-aircraft ship)
?
-
(07.1945)
HMS Heron *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tracy,
Leslie Walter William
L.W.W. Tracy (Photo courtsey of Mr William Tracy)
Son of William Henry Tracy (1880-), and Viola Elizabeth Bryant.
Married (07.05.1948, Southampton, Hampshire) Margaret Louisa Keene; one son, one daughter.
30.07.1916
Madehurst, Westhampnett district, Sussex
-
20.10.2003
Southampton, Hampshire
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 01.10.1940, seniority 02.10.1939 (dispersal 29.03.1946) (reld 29.05.1946)
Trained as a cabinet maker, working at aircraft factories in Wembley, and then Hamble (Follands), as a jig maker. Served Cunard Line as a junior engineering officer for about 2 years (RMS Aquitania, and RMS Franconia on her world cruise in early 1939).
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
09/10.1939? - 28.05.1940 HMS Sona (armed yacht) (served on it as 4th Engineer for 8 months)
05.1940 - 21.11.1940 HMS Beauly (special service vessel) *
22.11.1940 - 17.12.1940 HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool; additional)
18.12.1940 - 20.01.1941 HMS Corsair (armed yacht) [tender to HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)]
21.01.1941 - 29.07.1944 HMS Prince Leopold (landing ship, infantry) [initially tender to HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)] (as Watchkeeping Engineer Officer & Senior Fourth Engineer) (ship sunk)
30.07.1944 - 19.11.1944 HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool; additional)
20.11.1944 - 18.02.1945 HMS Sainfoin (landing ship, infantry) [initially tender to HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham)]
19.02.1945 - 28.02.1946 HMS Arbiter (escort carrier) (as Junior Third Engineer Officer) [except for 22.10.1945-15.11.1945]
01.03.1946 - 29.05.1946 HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool; additional)
Went into business and built up a chain of about 20 furniture stores across central southern England between 1946 and 1968, when he sold that business and semi-retired. He retained a small finance company that he had set up in the 1950's, which he oversaw until his son took it over in 1984, and he also owned the majority of a property development company in Australia.
* His "flimsy" suggests date of appointment as being 10.05.1939. Should be 1940, though.
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Trafford,
Richard Randolph William Rawson
R.R.W.R. Trafford (Photo courtesy of Mr James Baxendale)
Son of Henry Randolph Trafford, J.P. and Bettina Maud Trafford, of Michaelchurch.
29.03.1907
Hereford, Herefordshire
-

18.01.1943
(KIA) [age 35]
[Michaelchurch Escley (St Michael) Churchyard, north of church]
T/S.Lt. (A)
1939
T/Lt. (A)
16.02.1940
12.1939
-
?
HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)
(04.1940)


Fleet Air Arm
1940/41


injured when he had to jump out of the third story of a burning building (probably from a hotel in Ayr, where he was stationed at the time), after which he was confined to training pilots
15.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
pilot, 828 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
17.11.1941
-
(12.1941)
pilot, 781 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
13.04.1942

-

(08.1942)

HMS President (Admiralty) (for special and miscellaneous services)
?
-
18.01.1943
killed when his plane caught fire and crashed near Oakhampton in Devon
[returning from RNAS St Merryn (HMS Vulture) to RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron), the Naval Air Fighter School, he was flying a Fairey Fulmar II, serial number X8812 (coded 6F from its time on board HMS Victorious); in low visibility, the plane crashed into high ground on Dartmoor and burnt out a quarter of a mile west of Okehampton at Yelland Farm, Tanner Hill, Holdsworth Road]
Traill,
Terence Victor
T.V. Traill
1919 ?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 31.08.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 31.08.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 10.1945? (reld < 04.1946)

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

31.08.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties)
(08.1943)     Boom Defence Depot, Trincomalee [HMS Lanka] *
31.08.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties)
01.1945     British Naval Liaison Officer, HMNethS "Tromp" (light cruiser)
(10.1945)     HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Travis,
Kenneth Hibbert
K.H. Travis (Photo courtesy of Mrs Rita Kecskes) K.H. Travis, 1978 (Photo courtesy of Mrs Rita Kecskes)
From Southport.
Married; two children.
30.12.1913
Ashton-under-
Lyne, Lancashire

-
23.11.1993
British Columbia, Canada
Ord.Sea.
1940
T/S.Lt.
1941
T/Lt.
18.12.1942
Mention in Despatches MID
26.12.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
-
Operation Neptune  (Normandy 06.44)
1940


joined RNVR
(1940)


trained at HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Suffolk)
(1941)


HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
(1942)


HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
01.04.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (additional for various services)
15.08.1942
-
(06.)1943
HMS Agnes Wickfield (minesweeping trawler)
10.07.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 288 (motor minesweeper)
Emigrated to Canada, 1949.
Tree,
Arthur George
J.R. Trow
Son of Arthur R. Tree, and Gertrude A. Gillingham.
Married ((06?).1937, Eastbourne district, Sussex) Phyllis Mary Ellett, of Willingdon, Sussex.
(06?).1918
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
06.08.1941
(KIA) [age 23]
[Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany, 12.D.5]
T/S.Lt. 24.04.1941
(06.1941) - (08.1941) no appointment listed
? - 06.08.1941 HMS Agate (trawler)
[part of the Royal Navy’s escort flotilla with convoy FS559 when she ran aground, becoming a total loss, on Haisborough Sands with a loss of all sixteen crewman]
Trelawny,
Ian Clarence
I.C. Trelawny
Eldest son (with two brothers & two sisters) of Capt. Clarence Walter Eyre Trelawny, RN, and Barbara Cecil Carus-Wilson (died 1976).
Married 1st (23.09.1939) Mary Ethel Eyles (b. 1914/15), the daughter of Edgar Frank Eyles, theatrical manager (divorced).
Married 2nd (12.10.1946) WREN Angela June Wilkinson (b. 1923/4), the daughter of Dr James Howard Wilkinson, medical practitioner; one son, three daughters.
17.01.1917
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
22.04.1998
St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich, Suffolk
T/S.Lt.
01.11.1940
T/Lt.
17.01.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
24.01.1944? (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. RN
22.01.1947, seniortiy 17.01.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. RN
< 07.1948
Lt.Cdr. RN
17.01.1950 (emgcy < 05.1953)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
10.06.1967
HM's birthday 67: port manager Felixstowe

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
22.06.1943
action Dutch coast 17.04.43 [investiture 28.09.43]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
22.02.1944
action Dutch coast 09.12.43 [investiture 23.05.44]
Mention in Despatches MID
20.02.1945
minesweeping & torpedo attacks Normandy
Education: St Erbyn's School, Penzance, and King's College, Taunton.
After working as a clerk for a cold storage firm, in 1938 he started a boat-building and yacht-broking business in London.
09.1939


joined RNVR, serving in the ranks
1939
-
1940
served in minesweepers
17.12.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS California (armed merchant cruiser)
02.08.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for motor torpedo boats)
02.04.1942
-
19.04.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 232 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)] [received severe wounds in action 08. 1942]
05.1943
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 34 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive]
21.06.1943
-
11.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 356 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 11th MTB Flotilla
11.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 355 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 11th MTB Flotilla
24.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
Staff Officer (Operations), HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
(1945)


HMS Odyssey (Naval Parties accounting base, London)
(04.1946)
 
 
Admiralty [HMS President] *
22.01.1947


transferred to RN
20.02.1948
-
(05.1950)
Wreck Dispersal Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke]



Commanding Officer of a salvage ship (Hong Kong harbour)
Docks manager and port consultant. Director & General Manager of the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company, 1955-1972, then head of the consultancy side of the company, and he travelled worldwide, advising on the improvement of port facilities, 1972-1987.
* indexed, but not listed as such
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Treneer,
Victor James
V.J. Treneer
Son (with two brothers) of Wilfred Treneer (1887-1964), and Edith Mary Deeks (1888-1974).
Married Nora ...; two daughters, one son.
19.01.1921
Epsom district, Surrey
-
15.03.1980
in hospital, Sutton district, Greater London
T/A/S.Lt. 19.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 19.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
01.05.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Tamarisk (corvette)
(12.1943)     HMS Polar Star (?) *
(02.1944) - (06.1944) HMS Astraea (RN base, Lagos, Nigeria) *
26.06.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Chelmer (frigate)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Trew,
Gordon Stanley
G.S. Trew (Photo courtesy of Mr Danny Mercer)
Son of ... Trew, and Eva Trew (née Butcher), of Burton-upon-Trent.
(03?).1921
Islington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
25.10.1943
[age 22]
[Burton-upon-Trent Cemetery, general section, grave 5732]
T/S.Lt.
?
20.07.1942
-
(06.)1943
5th MGB Flotilla [HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)]
17.06.1943
-
25.10.1943
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 442 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)]
Trew,
James Morris
J.M. Trew (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Dawn Trew)
Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Thomas Percival Trew (1873-1954), and Ruth Constance Bollam (1880-1978).
Married 1st ((03?).1939, Yeovil district, Somerset) Nancy Alison Broughton (02.04.1913 - 08.09.2004), daughter (with two sisters) of James Francis Broughton, and Edith Mary Woolcott (1870-1960); one son, three daughters.
Married 2nd ((09?).1973, Liskeard district, Cornwall) Myrtle Crago; one daughter and one step-daughter.
28.03.1908
Bushey, Watford district, Hertfordshire
-
01.10.1981
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, Devon
T/S.Lt. 23.10.1942
T/A/Lt. 23.07.1943 (commission terminated 29.08.1944; medically unfit)
The University and British Dairy Institute, Reading, 1930s.
(12.1942) - (02.1943) no appointment listed
09.02.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Wheatland (destroyer)
01.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
Tribe,
Denis John
D.J. Tribe (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Tribe) D.J. Tribe (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Tribe)
D.J. Tribe (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Tribe) D.J. Tribe (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Tribe)
Son (with two brothers and one sister?) of John Robert Tribe (1876-1950), grocer shopkeeper, and Annie Burt (1879-).
Married ((09?).1937, Holborn district, Middlesex) Anne J. McKenna; two sons.
30.06.1908
Sutton, Epsom district, Surrey
-
10.1985
Worthing district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1941
T/Lt. 02.01.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
1939 - 1940? HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)
1940 - 1940 HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)
1940 - 1941? HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier) (flying with S.Lt. (A) A.J. Sewell [see link there to biography for details]; wounded)
1941 - 1941 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
1941 - 1941 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt))
1941 - 1941 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
1941 - 1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
1941 - 1941? Admiralty [HMS President]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
1942 - 1942 HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Warsash, Hamble, Southampton)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
09.10.1942 - late 1943 HMS Quebec (Combined Training centre, Inverary)
1944?     HMS Odyssey (accounting base for naval parties)
late 1943 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Tripe,
Anthony Charles
"Tony"
A.C. Tripe (PHoto courtesy of Mr Robin Montgomery) A.C. Tripe (PHoto courtesy of Mr Robin Montgomery)
A.C. Tripe (PHoto courtesy of Mr Robin Montgomery) A.C. Tripe (PHoto courtesy of Mr Robin Montgomery)
Son of Mr & Mrs J.A. Tripe, of Wellington, New Zealand.
Married (01.12.1938, St Mark's, Hamilton Terrace, St Marylebone district, London) Eileen Daly (? - 06.2012), daughter of Mr & Mrs William Daly, of New York, USA..
10.12.1907
Wellington, New Zealnd
-
30.10.1953
Westminster, London
Prob. T/S.Lt. 21.06.1940
T/Lt. 21.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Was articled to Vivian Palmer Haughton of Wellington, New Zealand from 1926 to 1929. He studied at the Architectural Association in London from 1930 to 1932, passing the final exam in July of the latter year. Two months later he joined the office of George Grey Wornum. He was admitted ARIBA on 3 December 1934, his proposers being Wornum, John Ninian Comper and Howard R Lenton (though the latter two are uncertain as their names are not easily legible). His nomination papers state that he had travelled in Holland and France in 1930, and in Holland, Germany, Austria and Italy in 1931. Studied at AA. Tripe was presumably a founding partner of the London practice of Tripe & Wakeham.
21.06.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Tower (auxiliary patrol base, PLA Building, Trinity Square, London EC3)
01.1942 - (10.1944) HMS Tower (auxiliary patrol base, PLA Building, Trinity Square, London EC3)
[His widow said that he was on “Thames defence” and he seems to have been based on the old Thames Nautical Training College which the Royal Navy requisitioned for World War 2. Then it consisted of HMS Worcester (an obsolete wooden warship) and the Cutty Sark.]
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Trivett,
Ronald Sidney
"Ron"
R.S. Trivett R.S. Trivett
R.S. Trivett R.S. Trivett

Son (with one brother and four half-siblings) of Sidney John Trivett (1865-1938), and Ella Elizabeth Chapple (1869-1950).
Married 1st (1926, Axminster district, Devon) Winifred Alice Hayter (15.05.1901 - 12.08.1981), daughter (with three sisters) of Arthur John Hayter (1875-1938), and Sophia King (1876-1953); one daughter, two sons.
Married 2nd ((12?).1981, Colchester district, Essex) Violet George (16.09.1911 - 11.1992), daughter of Archibald Leonard George (1884-1957), and Lily Beatrice Chandler (1884-).
24.08.1905
Axminster district, Devon
-
25.02.1989
Poole, Dorset
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 20.11.1939
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 20.03.1940
T/El.Lt. 1941?, seniority 20.03.1940
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. > 08.1941, < 10.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1939)     no appointment listed
(02.1940)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
14.02.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)
22.10.1940 - (12.1942) HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton) (as Port Anti-Submarine Officer, Granton)
04.01.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Malabar (RN base, Jamaica) (for anti-submarine duties at Bermuda)
13.03.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven)
12.06.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne) (as Port Anti-Submarine Officer)
04.12.1944 - (01.)1945 Anti-Submarine Materiel Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
03.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) (for Royal Marine Training Barracks)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Troughton,
Harry
H. Troughton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Elspeth Kelly)
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
22.12.1906
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
10.1987
Waltham Forest district, London
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 07.06.1943 (dispersal 01.07.1946) (reld 06.10.1946)
07.06.1943     joined RNVR
1943 - 07.1945 spent most of the time in the Mediterranean
10.07.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, later Taranto) (for sea transport duties, Algiers)
07.07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) (for sea transport duties)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
09.1945 - 03.1946 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for disposal)
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Troughton,
Patrick George
P.G. Troughton
Son of ... Troughton, and ... Offord.
25.03.1920
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
28.03.1987
Columbus, Ga.
(heart attack)
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 01.10.1943 (reld 1945/46)
Mention in Despatches MID

30.05.1944

Coastal Forces action Nore 24.10.43
Education: Embassy School of Acting, London; Leighton Rollin's Studio for Actors, Long Island, New York
22.06.1942 - (10.1943) First Lieutenant, HM MGB 603 (motor gun boat)
(10.1943) - (06.1944) First Lieutenant, HM MTB 500 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     HMS RML 514
Actor; joined Bristol Old Vic, concentrating on Shakespeare productions, 1946; made film and television debuts, 1948; achieved fame as central character in television's Doctor Who, 1966
Trow,
John Russell
J.R. Trow
Son of George Edward Trow, engineering clerk, and Phyllis Caton.
17.12.1919
Worsley, Barton upon Irwell district, Lancashire
-
13.11.2009
St Albans, Hertfordshire
T/S.Lt. 18.09.1942
T/Lt. 01.06.1944
29.04.1943 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HM BYMS 2157 (British yard minesweeper)
(04.1946)     HM BYMS 2157 (British yard minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Trueman,
Thomas Harold
T.H. Trueman (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) T.H. Trueman (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
15.01.1896
Medway district, Kent
-
(06?).1977
Crawley district, West Sussex
T/Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 11.01.1944
... - ... ...
(12.1944)     on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
[as Civil Officer Naval Store Officer at Naval Store Depot Mediterranean]
... - ... ...
Truman,
Edgar Dean
E.D. Truman
Son of ... Truman, and ... Dean.
31.01.1914
Epsom district, Surrey
-
08.1993
Sutton district, Surrey
T/S.Lt.
29.10.1939
T/Lt.
13.10.1940
A/T/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
29.10.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse)
18.08.1941
-
(06.1943)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
08.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
Executive Officer, HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Trussell,
Dennis George
D.G. Trussell
?
-

[1920 - 1984
or
1921 - 2004]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
29.11.1942
T/Lt. (A)
27.09.1944 (reld 1946?)
28.12.1942
-
(04.1944)
pilot, 825 Squadron FAA [1944 HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
06.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
pilot, HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (for various services)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Tuchet-Jesson *,
John Guy
M.W. Tunnicliffe
Son of George Arthur [Touchet Tucket-]Jesson (died 25.02.1969), mechanical engineer, and Gwladys B. Hunter.
From Wersley, Lancashire.

* Also found as:
Tucket-Jesson
(06?).1913
Salford district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire
-
1946
T/S.Lt. (E)
14.07.1941
T/Lt. (E)
14.07.1942 (reld 22.04.1946)
01.10.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS President (Admiralty) (for special and miscellaneous service)
23.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria) (for MLs, MTBs, &tc.)
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Tuck,
Leonard Charles
L.C. Tuck
Son of ... Tuck, and ... Hughes.
(06?).1922
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
-
03.1955
Malta
T/S.Lt. (A)
19.12.1942
T/Lt. (A)
19.12.1944
Lt. (A)
24.02.1950
Mention in Despatches MID

11.06.1946

wind up Far East
1941
 
 
joined RNVR



training, HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
15.02.1943 -
09.03.1943
HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
09.03.1943 -
(12.1943)
pilot, 728 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)]
03.10.1944
-
(10.1944)
pilot, Ferry Pool, HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
19.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 1701 Squadron FAA
(04.1946)


HMS Nabcatcher (mobile naval air base VII, Kai Tak, Hong Kong) *
(1946)
 
 
HMS Pioneer (aircraft maintenance ship)
24.02.1950
 -
03.1955 
joined Permanent RNVR (Southern Air Division, List 2) [died when the Sea Hornet fighter plane he was piloting crashed; though rescued his injuries were severe and he died later in hospital at Malta]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tucker,
Reginald Courtney
R.C. Tucker
Married ((09?).1942, Folkestone district, Kent; marriage dissolved) Jean Gardiner; three sons, one daughter.
01.05.1907
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
12.1987
Brighton district, Sussex
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1943?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 24.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
18.11.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Excalibur (new entry seaman training establishment, Alsager, Stoke on Trent)
10.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall)
(07.1945)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
(04.1946)     HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tunnicliffe,
Michael Wheldale
M.W. Tunnicliffe
?
-
T/A/Lt.
?
T/Lt.
29.03.1945
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 207 (motor torpedo boat)
01.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Loch Quoich
Tunnicliffe-Smith,
Harold
see: Army officers' section  
Tuppen,
Laurence
L. Tuppen
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
30.03.1944
T/Lt.
01.02.1945

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
(1945?)


HMS Gold Bell (cable carrier)
01.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Glenmoriston (cable ship)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Turnbull,
James Adams
J.A. Turnbull

Living in Brazil (married to Helen Woodbury Turnbull, nee Latham).
02.01.1911
Bonhill, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
-
11.1984
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
T/A/S.Lt.
03.1944?
T/S.Lt.
16.09.1944 (reld 1946?)
18.11.1943


joined RNVR
18.11.1943
-
04.02.1944
Ordinary Seaman, HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
05.02.1944
-
16.03.1944
HMS Lochailort (Combined Operations base, Inverailort Castle, nr Inverness)
16.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty):
26.03.1944
-
22.04.1944
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)
22.04.1944
-
06.05.1944
HMS St Barbara (anti-aircraft range, Bognor Regis)
07.05.1944
-
20.05.1944
HMS Stopford (Combined Operations training establishment, Bo'ness, West Lothian)
21.05.1944
-
31.05.1944
HMS Westcliff (Combined Operations base, Southend)
01.06.1944
-
14.08.1944
HMS Turtle (Combined Operations training establishment, Poole) (served at Normandy)
14.08.1944
-
31.08.1944
HM LCT 948 (4) (landing craft, tank)
01.09.1944
-
01.10.1944
Commanding Officer, HM LCI (A) 115 (landing craft, infantry)
16.11.1944
-
06.11.1945
First Lieutenant, HM LCT 2440 (5) (landing craft, tank)
09.12.1945
-
31.12.1945
First Lieutenant, HM LCT 2338 (5) (landing craft, tank)
01.01.1946
-
?
Commanding Officer, HM LCT 917 (4) (landing craft, tank)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
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Turner,
Alan Vincent
A.V. Turner
Residence: (1956) "Glengar", Willaston, Wirral.
?
-
2006 ?
Prob. Lt.
01.10.1939
Lt.
?, seniority 09.05.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
09.05.1947
Cdr.
31.12.1951
A/Capt.
< 04.1955
Capt.
31.12.1955 (retd 09.11.1957)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
19.12.1944
Coastal Forces action Nore 18.09.44
Mention in Despatches MID
02.12.1941
Torpedo Control Officer, Mediterranean
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
1956?
?
28.09.1938


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached to Mersey Division RNVR]
27.11.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Gurkha (destroyer)
(02.1941)


HMS Janus (destroyer) *
(08.1942)


HMS Janus (destroyer) *
01.10.1942
-
(08.1943)
HMS Janus (destroyer)
?
-
(09.1944)
HMS Stayner (frigate) **
1946
-
1954
Mersey Division, RNVR [HMS Eaglet] (Liverpool)
1954
-
1957
Commanding Officer, Mersey Division, RNVR [HMS Eaglet] (Liverpool)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County Palatine of Lancaster, 07.04.1956.

* indexed. but not listed as such
** (07.1945) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Turner,
Edward Arthur
E.A. Turner
1914 ?
-
01.2011 still alive, aged 96
Ord.Sea. ?
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 10.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
      HMS Rodney (battleship)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
24.09.1943 - (06.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM MMS 254 (motor minesweeper)
19.08.1944 - (10.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM MMS 254 (motor minesweeper)
29.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Olive (minesweeping trawler)
31.01.1945 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HMS Prospect (minesweeping trawler)
      Commanding Officer, HMS Cotillion (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (serving in the Baltic on convoys of German ships being handed over to the Russians as part of war reparations)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Turner,
Geoffrey Gledhill
G.G. Turner G.G. Turner
George Cross Database
10.09.1903
Sheffield, Yorkshire
-
09.02.1959
Stambourne, Halstead, Essex
Prob. T/S.Lt. 04.10.1940
T/Lt. 04.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 02.1943, < 06.1943
T/A/Cdr. ? (reld < 04.1946)

George Cross

GC 27.06.1941 mine disposal Great Howard Street Liverpool 21.12.40 [investiture 10.03.42]
George Medal GM 18.05.1943 mine disposal Fairlight, near Hastings, Sussex 04-05.01.43 [investiture 27.07.43]
Comm 03.11.1942 mine disposal 12.41-03.42
Education: King Edward VII School, Sheffield.
Director of Alec Parsons, manufaturing chemists of Manchester.
1939     tried to join the Army, but was discharged on medical grounds and joined the RNVR
02.12.1940 - (02.)1941 Unexploded Bombs Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.)1941 - (06.)1941 Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (date of appointment shown as 15.11.1940)
15.07.1941 - (12.)1941 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
05.12.1941 - (02.)1942 Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
02.02.1942 - (06.)1942 Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton)
22.06.1942 - (08.)1943 Royal Marines Staff Officer, HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
06.10.1943 - (10.1944) Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
[took charge of a Marine Commando unit in the invasion of Normandy, took part in the capture of Brest]
(01.1945)     Combined Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
[fought with the Commandos in Germany]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Turner,
Hubert Samuel
H.S. Turner (Photo courtesy of Sally Oldfield)
(06?).1923
Cosford district, Essex
-
... ...
T/S.Lt. 07.11.1943
T/Lt. 07.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
... - ... ...
28.06.1943 - (12.1943) First Lieutenant, HM MGB 85 (motor gun boat)
24.01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 4th MTB Flotilla):
04.1944 - 05.1945 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 469 (motor torpedo boat)
Turner,
John Francis
J.F. Turner in civil life. Photo courtesy of Charles and Janet Flawn.
Brother of Lt. Peter Ernest Turner, RNVR.
Married Enid (1946); two sons.
14.12.1917
Ealing, London
-
1983
T/Paym.S.Lt.
04.10.1940
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S)
04.10.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
> 06.1944, < 07.1945
Education: Radley Public School
04.10.1940


joined RNVR
17.10.1940
-
(03.1941)
HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier) (Battle of Cape Matapan, 27-29.03.1941)
01.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
(03.1943)


endured the sinking of the troopship MS Empress of Canada off the west coast of Africa, 13/14.03.1943
20.08.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Garuda (RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Coimbatore, India)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Lived in Durban (South Africa) & Lusaka (Northern Rhodesia), before retiring to Spain in 1969 (Minorca, later Altea).
Turner,
Peter Ernest
P.E. Turner in 1940. Photo courtesy of Charles and Janet Flawn.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. John Francis Turner, RNVR.
16.04.1916
Ealing, London
-
1994
T/Lt.
07.02.1942
Education: Radley Public School
07.02.1942


joined RNVR
02.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Ceres (cruiser)



transferred to RINVR
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Turner,
Philip
P. Turner
?
-
T/Paym.S.Lt. 27.11.1941
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 27.11.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 10.1945, < 04.1946
Solicitor.
18.12.1941 - (10.1944) HMS Proserpine (minesweeper & anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
18.12.1941 - (06.)1943 Cypher Staff
(08.)1943 - (10.1944) Confidential Book Office
01.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Montclare (destroyer depot ship, from .... 1945 submarine depot ship)
25.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield)
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Turner,
Robert
R. Turner
Married ... Cope; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
?
-
T/Lt. 15.01.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1942, < 02.1943 (reld 09.11.19456)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43 [decoration posted]
27.01.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Paragon (RN base, Hartlepool)
12.12.1940 - 06.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Olive (Tree class minesweeping trawler) (DSC)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Turner,
Stanley Charles

S.C. Turner
?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
12.10.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn
26.08.1947
services to Norwegians
19.09.1940
-
(07.1945)
Naval Control Service [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
Turner,
Stanley Charles
S.C. Turner
Remembered at the War Memorial at Seaton, Devon (St Gregory's Churchyard).
?
-
15.01.1946
[Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, France, 10.A.10]
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
13.11.1942
02.09.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for MLC, mechanized landing craft)
?
-
15.01.1946
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
Turner,
Stanley James
S.J. Turner (Photo courtesy of Mr Bryan Turner)
Son of William E. Turner, and Edith A. Weavers.
Married (12?).1949, Chichester district, Sussex) Florence ...; one son, one daughter.
08.02.1924
Merton, Farnham district, Surrey
-
20.08.2008
hospital, Eastbourne
T/S.Lt. 01.03.1944
T/Lt. 01.01.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID

13.02.1944

attack of enemy convoy Mediterranean 11.10.44
Mention in Despatches MID 21.08.1945 torpedo attack GLtrs GVen 09.04.1945
29.07.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
02.10.1944 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HM MGB 662 (motor gun boat) (despatches twice)
19.03.1946 - (04.1946) HM MMS 1090 (motor minesweeper)
Turner,
Trevor John
T.J. Turner (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ria Stoddart)
Son of Ernest John Turner, and Olive Kate Siebert, of Richmond, Surrey.
(12?).1920
Richmond, Surrey
-
08.06.1945
[age 24]
[Haslar RN Cemetery, G.11.8]
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/Lt. (A) 12.05.1943
07.08.1944 - (10.)1944 pilot, 771 Squadron FAA [HMS Tern (RN Air Station, Twat, Orkney)]
20.10.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 748 Squadron FAA [HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Angle, Pembrokeshire)]
1945 - 08.06.1945 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) [committed suicide due to a disciplinary action that was brought against him]
Turpin,
Eric William
E.W. Turpin
?
-
SANF(V), seconded to RNVR:
T/Lt.
21.06.1942 (retd 1945)
T/Lt.Cdr.
1950s?

Watch Keeping Certificate




Klava, Simonstown, S. Africa
(12.1940)


HMS Cornwall (cruiser)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed



Italian hospital ships
04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
[ (04.1946)


HMS Afrikander (base, Simonstown, S. Africa) ?]
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Turrall,
Bertie Howard O'Ryan
B.H.O'R. Turrall
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Charles Turrall (1878-), and Madeleine Turrall (1880-).
Married ((09?).1931, Hendon district, London) Alice Ivy Florence Wiebcken (06.12.1903 - (03?).1982), daughter (with seven brothers and five sisters) of Johann Heinrich F. Wiebcken (1854-1920), and Hannah Catherine Upton (1858-1937); one daughter, one son.
31.05.1906
Rochford district, Essex
-
11.2002
Camden district, London
T/A/S.Lt. 05.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 05.09.1943
T/A/Lt. > 10.1944, < 01.1945 [temporary rank]
T/A/Lt. 05.09.1945 [appointed rank] (reld 02.06.1946)
(04.1943) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
06.1943 - (10).1943 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional; for various services)
02.11.1943 - (06.)1944 British Naval Liaison Officer, French destroyer "Le Fantasque"
(10.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1945) - (07.1945) HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto, Italy) *
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Appledore (Combined Operations base and training establishment, Fremingham Camp, Appledore) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Turton,
Thomas James
T.J. Turton (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Seaton)
06.10.1906
Hackney district, Greater London
-
26.11.1954
T/S.Lt.
19.06.1942
T/Lt.
19.09.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID

21.12.1943

Operation Husky (invasion of Sicily 07.43)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
(07.1943)


staff of Senior Naval Officer Landings (SNOL) (R) (Sicily)
26.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for Beach Duty)
05.1945
-
06.1945
Principal Beach Master, "N" RN Beach Commando (Adriatic)
Turvil,
Henry
H. Turvil
Second eldest son (with three brothers and two sisters) of William Henry Turvil (1880-), and Helen Woodland Knowler (1886-1975).
Married 1st (23.11.1937, Fulham district, London; divorced 1947) Lilian Barbara Elizabeth Jonas. She remarried (1964) Albert W. Crowe.
Married 2nd (03.11.1947, Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey) Dorothy Blanche Forrester (04.08.1920 - 03.2002).
04.01.1914
Wandsworth district, London
-
09.09.1982
Surrey Northern district, Surrey
T/S.Lt. 16.04.1942
T/Lt. 16.04.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(06.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
11.09.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Liddesdale (destroyer)
(02.1944) - (04.1944) no appointment listed
05.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Blackmore (destroyer)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
19.03.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Bleasdale (destroyer)
Twiss,
Lionel Peter
L.P. Twiss

23.07.1921
Lindfield, Sussex
-
31.08.2011
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 17.02.1941
T/S.Lt. (A) 1942?
T/Lt. (A) 17.08.1943
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE ? ?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

22.09.1942

Operation Harpoon [investiture 06.04.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 16.03.1943 Operation Torch (reconnaissance)
      HMS Argus & 807 Squadron FAA
Tyndall,
John Patrick Pickard
J.P.P. Tyndall (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)

Son of George Henry Tyndall (1893-1962), and Jennie Ruth Irene Welch (1894-1989).
Married ((09?).1942, Ploughley district, Oxfordshire) Joan V. Harris; one daughter, two sons.
05.08.1919
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
24.03.1987
Colchester district, Essex
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.08.1940
T/Lt. 01.01.1943 (commission terminated 18.04.1946; medically unfit)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
19.10.1940 - (10.)1942 HMS Northern Wave (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(12.1942) - (08.1943) HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton) *
11.09.1943 - 03.03.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Stoke City (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
08.07.1945 - (10.1945) HM LST 301 (landing ship, tank)
* indexed, but not listed as such
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