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1939-1945

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Waddell,
John Main

J.M. Waddell
?
-
T/Lt. (A)
01.07.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 12.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
09.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
783 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
(12.1941)


HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) *
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
01.02.1944
-
02.1945
Commanding Officer, 775 Squadron FAA [HMS Cormorant II (RN Air Station, Gibraltar), then HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, near Alexandria, Egypt)]
(07.1945)


HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, near Alexandria, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wade,
Richard George
"Dicky"

R.G. Wade
(03?).1918 ?
Reigate district, Surrey ?
-
T/S.Lt.
03.04.1941
T/Lt.
22.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID
05.06.1945
4 war patrols Far East 07.44-01.45
07.05.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Scawfell (minesweeper)
13.07.1943
-
(10.1944)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Storm (submarine)
30.04.1945
-
11.07.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Unbending (submarine)
Wadsley,
Herbert Edgar
H.E. Wadsley
(06?).1915
Sleaford district, Lincolnshire
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.08.1940
T/Lt. 23.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 15.08.1944 mine disposal at sea 21.04.44 [investiture 09.07.46]

George Medal

GM 20.12.1940 mine disposal [investiture 17.06.41]
George Medal GM 28.04.1942 mine disposal Portsmouth 03-05.41 [investiture 09.07.46]
30.08.1940 - (07.1945) Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth, from 05.1941 Roedean School, Brighton)
Waggitt,
William Clement
"Bill"

W.C. Waggitt
Son (with one brother) of William Clement Waggitt (1883-1957), and Louisa Ruth Grice (1888-1983).
Married ((09?).1941, Camberwell district, Surrey) Betty Mary Whiting (01.06.1922 - 06.2000); one son, two daughters.
25.07.1914
Lambeth district, London
-
14.05.2013
T/Paym.S.Lt. 25.09.1941
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 25.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
20.10.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich)
?     HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)
01.05.1942 - (12.)1943 HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
07.12.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Elfin (base 6th Submarine Flotilla, Blyth)
01.10.1945 - (10.1945) HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for disposal)
(04.1946)     HMS Goldfinch (RN Air Station, Takali, Malta) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Waghorn,
Geoffrey Charles Seymour

G.C.S. Waghorn
Son of ... Waghorn, and ... Marsh.
Married; at least one son.
(12?).1925
Orsett district, Essex
-
Prob. Midsh. (Sp.Br.)
06.08.1945
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
13.04.1946
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
13.10.1946
S.Lt. (L)
29.06.1950
Lt. (L)
01.05.1952 (reld 02.11.1954)
Education: Leeds University (BSc, PhD).
?
-
?
?
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
(1946?)


HMS Glory (aircraft carrier)
19.01.1951


transferred to the Permanent List RNVR (Mersey Division)
Published: Evaporation characteristics of hydrocarbons and fluorocarbons (1950, thesis)
Waind,
Arthur Philip Booth
A.P.B. Waind
Son of Arthur Waind (killed as Rifleman with the London Regiment 1916), and Edith M. Booth (?-1941).
Married ((09?).1949, Staincliffe district, Yorkshire) Catherine Mary Rycroft; three sons, two daughters.

11.02.1915
Carshalton, Epsom district, Surrey
-
04.01.2005
Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness district, Cumbria
T/Sg.Lt. 22.12.1939 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 07.06.1940 1st Battle of Narvik 40 [investiture 06.03.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.09.1945 defence of Calais 05.40
Mention in Despatches MID 18.12.1945 defence of Calais 05.40
Education: Archbishop Holgate Grammar School; Leeds University (MB, ChB 1938; MRCS, LRCP, 1938; MD Leeds 1946; MRCP 1947; FRCP 1969).
Held house posts at Leeds General Infirmary, 1938-1939.
11.01.1940 - 10.04.1940 HMS Hardy (destroyer) (ship beached & abandoned at Narvik) (DSC)
[The ship was shelled and badly damaged 10.04.1940 such that the crew had to abandon their grounded, burning vessel. Despite continuing attack from the German forces and having sustained a severe shoulder wound, Waind tended the injured aboard and got the severely wounded captain to shore, caring for him until he died later that day.]
04.1940 - 05.1940 HMS .... (destroyer)
[His destroyer was supporting ground forces, but as the casualties on the beach mounted, he volunteered to be ferried ashore to attend to the wounded and dying with little or no surgical equipment or medical help. He assisted with the evacuation of over 100 wounded men, but when his destroyer withdrew on Admiralty orders, he was left behind and taken prisoner.]
05.1940 - 07.1944 POW in German captivity (repatriated)
27.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Glendower (training establishment, Pwllheli, North Wales)
Held various registrar posts in South Yorkshire. Consultant general physician Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, 1950-1979.

Wakefield,
Alfred James
A.J. Wakefield
09.05.1917
-
(06?).1981
Congleton & Crew district, Cheshire
T/S.Lt. (A) 18.04.1942
T/Lt. (A) 18.04.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
27.07.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) (for FAA pool)
21.10.1942 - (04.)1943 observer, 796 Squadron FAA [HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanga, Tanganyika)]
04.1943 - (08.)1943 observer, 738 Squadron FAA [HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)]
01.08.1943 - (10.1944) observer, 849 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)] (despatches)
(01.1945)     HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn) *
04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) (for disposal; for observer duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wakefield-Gush,
Edward Gibbon

E.G. Wakefield-Gush
Son of ... Gush, and ... Wakefield.
05.01.1914
Southampton district, Hampshire
-
c. 1980
Jersey
A/S.Lt. SSRNVR
30.10.1939
S.Lt. SSRNVR
30.01.1940
Lt. SSRNVR
01.11.1940
T/Lt.
07.1942, seniority 01.11.1940
Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1948 (retd 31.12.1971)
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
02.12.1966, seniority 01.11.1948
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
12.10.1954
-
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
24.01.1966
-
08.1937


commissioned S. Lt .Straits Settlements RNVR [HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)]
(04.1940)
 
 
HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) *
(02.1941)
 

 
no appointment listed
10.11.1941
-
(06.)1943
HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (for motor launches; 108th ML Flotilla)
07.1942
 
 
transferred, RNVR
13.08.1943
-
(04.)1944
HMS Duke of York (battleship) [Scharnhorst action]
09.08.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Recruit (Algerine class minesweeper)
[engaged U300 and capture of crew off Cadiz 22.02.1945, Operation Broom 24.04.1945, Operation Zipper 07.1945]
(07.1945)


HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Hathi (RN depot, Delhi) *
20.04.1948
 
 
transferred, Malayan RNVR
19.09.1961
 
 
transferred, Permanent RNR
02.12.1966
 
 
transferred to Special Branch, RNR
On retirement from Dunlops (Rubber Plantation Manager) in Malaya returned to Jersey 1960.
Walbaum,
Paul Arey
P.A. Walbaum
Brother of Sg.Lt. Philip R. Walbaum, RNVR.
Married; four children.
16.12.1923
Valparaiso, Chile
-

Santiago, Chile
T/A/S.Lt.
1943?
T/S.Lt.
03.03.1944
T/Lt.
03.03.1946 (reld 06.1946)
13.12.1943
-
(10.1944)
Third Officer, HM MTB 728 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
?
-
06.1946
Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 2142 (British yard minesweeper) *
* (04.1946) indexed as HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Colombo, Ceylon), but actually never served as such
Walbaum,
Philip Raby
P.R. Walbaum
Brother of Lt. Paul A. Walbaum, RNVR.
Married; three children.
03.12.1920
Valparaiso, Chile
-
30.09.2007
Edinburgh, Scotland
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
18.08.1944
T/Sg.Lt.
1945?, seniorty 18.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: MB, ChB
20.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
Medical Officer, HMS Tavy (frigate)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee) *
Worked in Edinburgh hospitals post-war.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walker,
Francis Norman
"Frank"
F.N. Walker

Son of Norman Duguid Walker (1880-1961), solicitor, and Ada Russell (1879-1977), of Ryton-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
Brother of:
Lt.Cdr. J.R.D. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. R.F. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. G.H. Walker, RNVR,
3/O E.F. Wilkinson, WRNS,
Lt. R.J. Walker, RNVR.
Married (08.04.1947) Sheila Mary Hart (22.05.1923 - 09.06.2008); two daughters, two sons.
08.06.1920
Newcastle, Castle Ward district, Northumberland
-
12.2008 still alive
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (A)
16.12.1940
T/S.Lt. (A)
08.06.1941
T/Lt. (A)
16.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Malvern College, Worcestershire
07.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
acting observer, 827 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron]
22.04.1941
-
(02.1943)
acting observer, then observer, HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
18.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
observer, HMS Gadwall
Walker,
Geoffrey Frank

G.F. Walker
?
-
Prob. S.Lt. 20.06.1932
S.Lt. 20.06.1933
Lt. 20.06.1936
A/Lt.Cdr. > 06.1942, < 08.1942
Lt.Cdr. 30.06.1944 (retd 14.03.1945; medically unfit)

Mention in Despatches

MID 27.08.1940 Dutch, Belgian & French coasts 05.40
20.06.1932     joined, RNVR (Severn Division)
23.08.1939 - (02.)1940 HMS Whitley (destroyer) (despatches for action at HMS Whitley in 05.1940, so he probably served on it till 06.1940)
(03.1940) - (06.1940) no appointment listed
18.06.1940 - (10.)1941 HMS Mendip (destroyer)
27.10.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Lewes (destroyer)
23.03.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
18.07.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport) (on staff of Captain (D), Plymouth)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
Walker,
Geoffrey Herbert
G.H. Walker

Son of Norman Duguid Walker (1880-1961), solicitor, and Ada Russell (1879-1977), of Ryton-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
Brother of:
Lt.Cdr. J.R.D. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. R.F. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. (A) F.N. Walker, RNVR,
3/O E.F. Wilkinson, WRNS,
Lt. R.J. Walker, RNVR.
Unmarried.
22.01.1915
Newcastle, Castle Ward district, Northumberland
-
17.02.1945
(KIA) [age 30]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 90, column 2]
Prob. S.Lt.
08.10.1937
S.Lt.
08.10.1938
Lt.
23.04.1940

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1944
New Year 44 [award presented to next-of-kin]
Education: Malvern College, Worcestershire; BA (Cantab.)
08.10.1937


joined RNVR, Tyne Division (HMS Satellite, RNVR drill ship, South Shields)
05.02.1940
-
03.05.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Gaul (auxiliary anti-submarine trawler) (bombed & sunk)
26.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Bluebell (corvette)
07.05.1942 -
17.02.1945
HMS Bluebell (corvette) (torpedoed) (First Lieutenant and finally became Commanding Officer, between 12.1943 and 04.1944)
Walker,
George Wingate
G.W. Walker
03.06.1912
Rathdown district, Ireland
-
T/S.Lt. 09.04.1942
T/Lt. 09.07.1942
(06.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
06.1942 - ? British Naval Liaison Officer, Polish escort destroyer "Slazak"
10.08.1942     left UK
(10.)1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne) *
? - 09.10.1943 HMS Panther (destroyer)
24.10.1943 - (12.1943) British Naval Liaison Officer, Greek corvette "Apostolis"
(04.1944) - (10.1944) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
15.01.1945 - 12.03.1946 British Naval Liaison Officer, Polish destroyer "Garland"
(07.1945)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walker,
Guy Phipps
G.P. Walker G.P. Walker
Son of James Hubert P. Walker, and Elsie Mildred Bazin.
Married ((06?).1945, Dorchester district, Dorset) Audrey A.L. Duncan; one son.

21.11.1919
Barnet district, Greater London / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
01.10.2010
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. 28.06.1940
T/S.Lt. 21.11.1940
T/Lt. 12.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
27.09.1940 - 09.02.1943 Second Lieutenant & Navigating Officer, HMS Erica (corvette) (ship torpedoed & sunk in Eastern Mediterranean; wounded)
02.1943 - 12.1943 transferred to the Springfield Hospital in Durban, South Africa, to recuperate before returning to the UK in a hospital ship, the Yeovil, from where he returned to his home in Dorset
20.12.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Macaw (training establishment, Wellbank, Cumberland)
Lawyer. Assumed the chairmanship of J. W. Walker & Sons, organ builders. Assistant managing director at Phipps Northampton Brewery Company. Regional director of Lloyds Bank for many years and a churchwarden of Boughton.
Walker,
Harold Russell
H.R. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Clark)


?
-
T/Lt.
03.07.1941
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
13.03.1945
assault Normandy 06-11.44 [investiture 27.11.45]
King's Commendation Cmdn
08.12.1942
mine disposal 42
12.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Minos II (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
(08.1942)
 
 
HMS Minos II (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) *
(1942)
 
 
DTD [= office of the Director of Trade Division; more likely to be Torpedoes and Mining Department]
15.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 2079 (British yard minesweeper)
(04.1946)


Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 2141 (British yard minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walker,
John Russell Duguid
J.R.D. Walker

Son of Norman Duguid Walker (1880-1961), solicitor, and Ada Russell (1879-1977), of Ryton-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
Brother of:
Lt. R.F. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. G.H. Walker, RNVR,
3/O E.F. Wilkinson, WRNS,
Lt. (A) F.N. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. R.J. Walker, RNVR.
Married (29.06.1939) Joyce Mary Newton; one daughter, three sons.
25.01.1911
Gosforth, Northumberland
-
15.01.1990
Littlehampton, Sussex
Prob. Midsh.
30.09.1930
A/S.Lt.
07.08.1932
S.Lt.
28.08.1933
Lt.
30.08.1935
A/Lt.Cdr.
?
Lt.Cdr.
30.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 25.01.1953)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
-
Education: Ascham House School, Gosforth (1918-12.1923); Royal Grammar
School, Newcastle (01.1924-07.1924); Malvern College, Worcestershire (09.1924-07. 1930); Trinity College, Cambridge (1931-1933; BA (Hons)).
Worked for Messrs Walker Brothers (Wigan) limited [heavy engineering, mining machinery] as technical assistant to one of the Directors, 1933-1939.
09.1930


joined RNVR, Tyne Division (later Mersey Division)
06.1931
-
07.1931
training, HMS Rodney
09.1932
-
10.1932
training, HMS Warspite (battleship)
08.1933
-
08.1933
training, HMS Valiant
03.1935
-
03.1935
training, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
08.1935
-
08.1935
training, HMS Vinn
1937
 
 
training, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) (Part I course in Navigation and Pilotage, 03.1937 & Part II, 11.1937)
06.11.1939
-
1939
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
1939
-
21.01.1940
Navigating Officer, HMS Pintail (patrol vessel)
22.01.1940
-
18.02.1940
anti-aircraft course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
26.02.1940
-
21.04.1940
HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
1940
-
1945
worked as Anti-Aircraft Experimental Officer at HMS Excellent, where he organised and developed a research team which achieved much practical success in the improving of Anti-Aircraft gunnery; the work included the development of recording and analysing methods; the staff he administered grew gradually to some fifty various grades, comprising: 5 qualified physicists + 20 WRNS Experimental Assistants + 10 Laboratory Assistants + 10 Industrial Staff as well as various sailors.
22.04.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) 
(12.1941)
-
(02.1943)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
31.05.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walker,
John Thomas
J.T. Walker
02.05.1914
Aberdare, Wales
-
01.1995
Swindon district, Wiltshire
T/Chapl.
07.01.1944 (reld 02.1947)
Chapl. RNR
1959?, seniority 17.04.1955 (retd 02.05.1969)

Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Reserve Decoration

RD
22.09.1970
-
Education: BA
07.01.1944
-
02.1944
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
29.02.1944
-
14.09.1944
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto) (for service at Maddalena)
15.09.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples) (for duty in the office of the Naval Officer-in-Charge, Naples)
11.1945
-
(04.)1946
HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples) (for disposal)
1946
-
1946
HMS Sirius (cruiser)
1946
-
1947
HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness)
1959?
 -
1969
served RNR (Severn Division) [HMS Flying Fox (Bristol)]
Walker,
Reginald Frederick
R.F. Walker


?
-
T/S.Lt.
12.02.1942
T/Lt.
12.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
18.05.1942
-
(06.1944)
HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt)
(10.1944)


HM LCT 157 (landing craft, tank) *
18.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Turtle (Combined Operations training establishment, Poole)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walker,
Richard Edwin
"Johnnie"
R.E. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Crockett)
29.02.1920
Newent district, Gloucestershire / Herefordshire / Worcestershire
-
27.07.1980
Brent district
Motor Mechanic
? [C/MX 71457]
T/S.Lt. (E)
05.04.1943
T/Lt. (E)
05.04.1945 (reld 1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
09.1940


enlisted RNVR (served in the ranks)
03.09.1940
-
24.11.1940
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
25.11.1940
-
28.01.1942
HM ML 142 (motor launch) [based at HMS Forward II (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven)]
01.1942


passed engineering course
01.03.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate) *
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Lochy (frigate) **
* in the Apr 44 Navy List not under HMS Fervent yet; the June 44 List has him listed from 01.03.44 onwards; a detailed engine trials report of HMS Wedgeport (minesweeper) at Liverpool Bay in Apr 44 amongst his papers suggests he might be associated with that ship as well, though he's not under HMS Wedgeport in the Apr 44 Navy List
** indexed, but not listed as such; another, perhaps more reliable source, has him at HMS Loch Achray (frigate) "additional for E.R. training"; he was "repair on board" at Tobermory on the 27th March 1945
Walker,
Richard Frank
R.F. Walker


?
-
T/S.Lt. (A)
01.01.1940
T/Lt. (A)
27.08.1941
(04.1940)
 
 
Fleet Air Arm
15.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
pilot, 807 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy down, nr Winchester)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
28.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
pilot, 760 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
Walker,
Richard Joyce
R.F. Walker

Son of Norman Duguid Walker (1880-1961), solicitor, and Ada Russell (1879-1977), of Ryton-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
Brother of:
Lt.Cdr. J.R.D. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. R.F. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. G.H. Walker, RNVR,
3/O E.F. Wilkinson, WRNS,
Lt. (A) F.N. Walker, RNVR.
Married (02.07.1946) Josephine Mary Stockton (born 17.09.123); two daughters, two sons.
21.02.1922
All Saints, Newcastle, Castle Ward district, Northumberland
-
12.07.2008
Fontwell, West Sussex
T/A/S.Lt.
1942
T/S.Lt.
11.03.1943
T/Lt.
11.03.1945 (reld 06.1946)
Education: Malvern College, Worcestershire & Woodstock, Oxfordshire (1935-1940); Trinity College, Cambridge University (1940-1941; reading mathematics).
Worked for father's solicitor's office & joined Ryton Home Guard, summer 1940.
08.1941
-
10.1941
training, HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
11.1941
-
12.1941
training, HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for training at South Rochester, London)
1942
-
1942
HMS Boadicea (destroyer) (Southampton)
[Western Approaches Convoys including Russian convoys for 6 months]
1942
-
1942
training, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
1942
-
1942
training, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
27.12.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Tritelia (auxiliary patrol trawler) (Iceland)
1943
-
1943
HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) (for Fighter Direction Officer training)
14.07.1943
-
(08.)1943
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Whale Island, Portsmouth) (for High Speed Target Service)
19.08.1943
-
(10.)1943
First Lieutenant, HM CT 07 (target/towing boat)
11.1943
-
(04.)1944
First Lieutenant, HM CT 25 (target/towing boat)
16.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM CT 15 (target/towing boat) (smokelaying Poole-Dover route, messenger service Portsmouth-Normandy)
01.1945
-
06.1946
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walker,
Robert Fulton
"Robin"
R.F. Walker

Son of Norman Duguid Walker (1880-1961), solicitor, and Ada Russell (1879-1977), of Ryton-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
Brother of:
Lt.Cdr. J.R.D. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. G.H. Walker, RNVR,
3/O E.F. Wilkinson, WRNS,
Lt. (A) F.N. Walker, RNVR,
Lt. R.J. Walker, RNVR.
Married 1st (1940) Phyllis Mary Greenfield (27.04.1912 - 30.04.1982); three sons.
Married 2nd (04.01.1983) Margaret Hilary Crick.
18.10.1912
Newcastle, Castle Ward district, Northumberland
-
03.11.1999
Newcastle, Castle Ward district, Northumberland
T/S.Lt.
16.12.1939
T/A/Lt.
24.11.1940
T/Lt.
1942/43?, seniority 24.11.1940
Education: Malvern College, Worcestershire
16.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
(02.1941)


HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness) *
26.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Duke (RN training establishment, Great Malvern, Worcestershire)
(06/07.1942)


may have served as Navigating Officer, HMS Lord Austin (armed trawler) (PQ17 convoy)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
(10.1944)


no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walker *,
Ronald Coates
R.C. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mr R. Coates-Walker)
Son of Francis Thomas Walker (1894-1976), and Lilian Coates (1893-1979).
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
Residence: (1944) Hull.

* Used as: Coates-Walker, Ronald
16.05.1920
Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
06.2014 still alive at North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland
AB Sea. 1940?
T/S.Lt. 05.06.1941
T/Lt. 05.12.1943 (reld 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 07.11.1944 10 patrols Mediterranean [investiture 13.02.45]
1940? - 1941? enlisted service, HMS Curacoa (cruiser) (convoys, Norway, etc.)
07.07.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Hoy (trawler)
1942 - 1942 training, HMS H 34 (submarine)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
02.09.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
08.01.1943 - (12.1943) Torpedo Officer, from ....1943 First Lieutenant, HMS P57 [renamed ... 1943 HMS Universal] (submarine)
(04.1944) - (10.1944) HMS Universal (submarine) *
11.1944 - (04.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Trusty (submarine)
(07.1945)     HMS Trusty (submarine) * #
 26.07.1945 - (10.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Teredo (submarine) (building at Barrow-in-Furness)
1945 - 13.11.1945 First Lieutenant, HM LST (Q)2 (headquarters ship)
14.11.945 - 04.1946 Commanding Officer, HM LST (Q)2 (headquarters ship) (to Nakkers Yard)
* indexed, but not listed as such
# Mr. R. Coates-Walker writes: "In 1945 I left Trusty also with (officers and 90 ratings) for Bergen (Norway) to assist in taking over the German submarines there. We then spent a very happy month learning about and taking over the type 21 based there U3515, intelligence discovered they were going to scuttle it if taking back under escort. We sailed it to Lisahally where the enthusiastic Americans, in the course of unofficially attempting to take our voltage selection switch, set the submarine on fire. She was burned out."
Walker,
St George Paulin
St.G.P. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Walker)
Son of Adeline Mary and Reginald Phelps Walker, Fleet Paymaster, HMS Warrior.
Married; at least one son.

From West Meon area, Hampshire.
17.11.1914
Malta
-
12.1994
Droxford, Hampshire
AB Sea.
1940
T/S.Lt.
12.02.1942
T/Lt.
12.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946)



HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)



HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)



HMS Ramsey (destroyer)



HMS Winchester (destroyer)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
21.05.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Copra (Combined Operatons accounting base)
(08.1942)


LCP(L) 175 (landing craft, personnel (large)) (Dieppe raid)
21.05.1943 -
(10.1944)
for landing craft duty (06.1944 at Normandy)
04.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Tormentor (RN base, Warsash)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
School master.
Walker,
Victor Paul
V.P. Walker
Son of John Walker, and Emily Walker (née Goldby), of Whitton, Middlesex.
(09?).1923
Stratford Upon Avon district, Gloucestershire / Warwickshire / Worcestershire
-
18.06.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 88, column 1]
T/A/S.Lt.
15.10.1941
T/S.Lt.
?
T/A/Lt.
15.04.1944

Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (The Netherlands)

BK

11.07.1944
BNLO on successful patrols Mediterranean [date Dutch decree 06.06.1944]
29.08.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Whitshed (destroyer)
(08.1942)


HMS Ambrose (base for 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee) *
1942
-
1944
British Naval Liaison Officer, Hr.Ms. O-21 (Dutch submarine)
?
-
18.06.1944
HMS Sickle (submarine) [ship lost in Aegean]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walkinshaw,
Herbert Aubrey
H.A. Walkinshaw


obituary
19.03.1919
Glasgow
-
18.02. 2004
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
Prob. Midsh.
18.05.1938
Midsh.
?, seniority 18.05.1938
A/S.Lt.
17.09.1939
S.Lt.
12.1940, seniority 19.03.1940
Lt.
17.03.1942
Lt.Cdr.
17.03.1950
Cdr.
31.12.1955
Capt. RNR
31.12.1962 (commission terminated 08.12.1964)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
01.01.1958
New Year 58 [investiture 04.03.58]
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1944
Aegean operations, mined 22.10.43
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
17.02.1953
?
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
08.10.1963
?
- -
02.11.1948
Medal for Outstanding Acts (Greece): attacked by E-boats Eastern Mediterranean 20.07.43 (wounded)
Education: Hillhead High School
Joined the Glasgow shipping company Glen & Company.
18.05.1938


joined RNVR, Clyde Division
09.10.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Vivien (destroyer) (Atlantic & Mediterranean)
27.11.1941
-
(06.)1943
HMS Javelin (destroyer)
(07.)1943
-
(10.1943)
British Naval Liaison Officer, HHMS Adrias (Greek destroyer)
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
17.04.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Chaplet (destroyer)
(05.1950)


Temporary Lieutenant (Special Branch), Sea Cadet Corps
Rejoined Glen & Company, transferring in 1954 to Lyle Shipping Company Ltd., later merged into Scottish Ship Management Limited (1960 director, 1974 managing director, chairman 1977).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wallace,
Alan Duncan
A.D. Wallace
04.02.1925
-
03.2004
Deben district, Suffolk
T/A/S.Lt.
04.08.1944
T/S.Lt.
04.02.1945
06.03.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Undaunted (destroyer)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment lsited
Wallace,
Alan Frank
A.F. Wallace
09.08.1910
-
02.1992
Great Yarmouth district, Norfolk
Paym.Lt.
09.03.1940
T/A/Pay.Lt.Cdr. = T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
< 10.1944
27.02.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Colombo (cruiser)
(10.1944)


HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) *
(07.1945)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
(04.1946)


HMS Fife Ness (repair ship) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wallace,
Allan Herbert David
A.H.D. Wallace
04.08.1922
-
03.1989
Plymouth district, Devon
T/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
22.05.1945
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Wallace,
Alexander
A. Wallace (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury) A. Wallace (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury)

A. Wallace (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury) 
?
-
T/Lt.
11.10.1939 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
10.11.1942
withdrawal from Tobruk summer 42
14.10.1939
-
01.1941
HMS Aquamarine (trawler; armed boarding vessel)
13.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
(mid-1942)


Commanding Officer, HM ML 1048 (motor launch)
(08.1942)


HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) *
06.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 118 (motor launch)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wallace,
Anthony Charles Lionel
A.C.L. Wallace
23.08.1924
-
10.2002
North Yorkshire district, Yorkshire
T/S.Lt.
23.08.1944
09.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
11.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
Stockheath Camp [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
Wallace,
Henry Patterson
H.P. Wallace (Photo courtesy of Mr Barry Wallace)
23.11.1908
Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
11.1989
Bury St Edmunds district, Suffolk
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 20.02.1942 (reld > 04.1946)

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & France & Germany clasp
Africa Star Afr St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 New Year 45
      HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)
      HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
05.03.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Llandudno (Bangor class minesweeper) [took command on D-Day 06.06.1944 when the Commanding Officer was taken off sick]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Wallace,
William Andrew
W.A. Wallace
?
Dublin, Ireland
-
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/Lt. (A) 28.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
05.08.1944 - (10.)1944 pilot, 885 Squadron FAA
06.11.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 748 Squadron FAA [HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Dale, Pembrokeshire)]
01.05.1945 - (07.1945) pilot, 802 Squadron FAA
Waller,
Allan Lansley
A.L. Waller (Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Clark)
19.11.1920
Croydon, London
-
02.08.2012
Cornwallis Court, Bury St Edmunds (formerly of Lowestoft)
T/Midsh. 23.08.1940
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 19.11.1941
T/Lt. 19.05.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 24.12.1947, seniority 16.07.1947
Lt. 02.06.1958, seniority 13.04.1954
Lt.Cdr. 13.04.1962 (retd 19.11.1980)
Mention in Despatches MID 06.05.1941 sinking E-boat 23.01.41
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD > 02.1963
< 02.1968
-
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 18.02.1975 -
03.1939     joined RNVR (London Division)

Joined the RNVR as a signalman 1938 then commissioned. His first ship the anti-submarine trawler Amethyst struck a mine in the Thames estuary and sank, survivors were briefly arrested under suspicion of being German; he then served briefly in Primula, which was severely damaged following a collision during convoy duties. 1941 he was mentioned in despatches during a battle between the trawler Tourmaline and enemy E-boats, but was wounded two weeks later when sunk by German aircraft. He was navigating officer of trawler Lady Shirley, when she attacked and sank U-111; the 45 rescued German prisoners were landed in Gibraltar. Waller was sent to hospital for burst ear drums, where he was when Lady Shirley was sunk on her next patrol and lost with all hands. 1944 he survived when the anti-submarine whaler Southern Pride was grounded and lost off Freetown, Sierra Leone. He completed his active service in 1946 having served in four vessels that sank and one that was crippled. Post war he continued in the RNVR and supplementary reserve and upon amalgamation in the RNR retired at 60; he continued in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service, finally leaving at 65. He also served as an auxiliary coastguard for 16 years at Lowestoft and Southwold and was awarded the Volunteer Reserve Decoration

(1940?)     HMS Lady Shirley (anti-submarine trawler)
01.01.1941 - (02.)1941 HMS Tourmaline (trawler)
10.11.1941 - (12.1943) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional, for various services)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
22.11.1944 - (07.1945) HM LST 2 (landing ship, tank) (Far East)
24.12.1947     re-entered RNVR (Special Branch)
02.06.1958     re-entered Permanent RNVR
ACIS, ACMA.
Published
: Dawn will always break : (ex tenebris lux) : a personal story (1997).
Wallis,
Herbert Spencer
H.S. Wallis (Photo courtesy of Mr William S. Wallis)

Son of L. Theodore and Evangeline Cape Wallis.
Married Jean S. ...; two sons.
23.11.1913
Boston, USA
-
02.03.1977
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
T/S.Lt. 18.12.1941
T/Lt. 18.12.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 1945? (reld 03.1946)
Education: St Paul's (1928-1929); Browne and Nichols School, and graduated from Harvard in 1936.
For a few years before World War II, he taught at the Los Alamos Ranch School for Boys, in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
(02.1942) - (04.1942) no appointment listed
17.04.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Columbine (corvette)
22.11.1943 - 02.1945 HMS Erne (sloop) (for navigating duties)
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) *
07.1945 - 11.1945 HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier) (for navigating duties)
05.11.1945 - 02.1946 Navigating Officer, HMS Speaker (escort carrier)
02.1946 - 03.1946 HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, USA)
Taught in the public schools of Los Alamos, New Mexico, before joining the Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque in 1951, as an engineer. He remained with Sandia until his retirement in 1973. Member of the National Ski Patrol, holding many offices in the organization.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walsh,
David Latham
D.L. Walsh
(12?).1912 ?
Wigan, Lancashire ?
-
28.10.1944
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5, panel 4]
T/S.Lt. (A)
28.02.1942
T/Lt. (A)
07.10.1942
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
22.05.1943
-
28.10.1944
pilot, 811 Squadron FAA [HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
[crashed into the sea whilst landing a Swordfish while the ship was part of the 21st Escort Group with Convoy JW 61 to North Russia]
Walsh,
James Christopher
J.C. Walsh

Lived at Glasgow, Scotland.
?
Dublin, Ireland
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
15.05.1945 (reld 1946 ?)



temporary officer serving under T.124T (Rescue Tugs) Agreement
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich) (for rescue tugs) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walster,
David Leslie
D.L. Walster
Son of William Walster, and Sarah Kate Arnold.
Married ((03?).1946, Halifax district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Constance H. Stokes.
10.03.1915
Thorne district, Lincolnshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
07.1988
Scunthorpe and Barton-Upon-Humber district, Lincolnshire
T/S.Lt.
04.12.1941
T/A/Lt.
04.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) *
(03.1945)
 
 
British Naval Liaison Officer, Greek torpedo boat "Ierax"
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Walton,
Eric Philip Patrick D'Arcy
E.P.P.D'A. Walton
(03?).1914
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
T/S.Lt.
04.10.1940
T/Lt.
04.10.1941 (reld < 04.1946)

Croix de Guerre (France)

CdeG
01.12.1942
liaison officer Chasseur 8
15.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Centurion (target ship)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
01.10.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Osborne (RN base, Isle of Wight) (for chasseurs)
(1942)


British Naval Liaison Officer, Chasseur 8 (French patrol vessel)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Walton,
Frank Edward
F.E. Walton
?
-
T/Lt. 
05.02.1940
T/El.Lt.
04.1941, seniority 05.02.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
25.06.1937


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached to London Division, RNVR]
05.1940
-
(07.1945)
HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
04.1941


transferred to Electrical Branch
Walton,
Francis Edward
F.E. Walton
?
-
T/S.Lt.
02.10.1941
T/Lt. 
02.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal

RHSBr
?
rescue service Lucellum 12.41
(12.1941)


HM ML 217 (motor launch)
03.12.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Torch II (Coastal Forces base, Holyhead)
17.07.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 164 (motor launch)
(07.1945)


HMS Beaconsfield (base, Port Melbourne, Australia) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wancke,
Harold Abbott
H.A. Wancke
Brother of Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) S.W. Wancke, RNVR.
09.05.1909
Finland
-
09.1993
Camden, London
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
1943?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
30.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
29.04.1943
-
(08.1943)
on staff of Admiral Superintendent Orkney [HMS Proserpine (minesweeping and anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)]
(10.1944)
 

 
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
01.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Department of the Chief of Naval Information, Admiralty (for duty outside Admiralty) [HMS President]
Wancke,
Sven Widing
S.W. Wancke
Brother of Lt. (Sp.Br.) H.A. Wancke, RNVR.
Lived in London & Kent, Surrey.
16.06.1911
Finland
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
1940?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
19.09.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway)

Hkn
04.03.1947
?
09.04.1942
-
(02.1943)
on staff of Admiral Superintendent Orkney [HMS Proserpine (minesweeping and anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)]
08.1944
-
(07.1945)
on staff (for intelligence duties) of Commander-in-Chief Rosyth [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
Ward,
Douglas Arthur Lloyd
D.A.L. Ward
(06?).1917
Edmonton district, Hertfordshire
-
T/S.Lt.
22.05.1941
T/A/Lt.
22.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946)

-

GkWC
29.06.1943
Greek War Cross 3rd class: liaison officer HHMS Nereus
- GkMC
03.08.1943
Greek Military Cross 3rd class: successful action against enemy
07.07.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)



British Naval Liaison Officer, HHMS Nereus



British Naval Liaison Officer, HHMS Katsonis
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) *
(04.1946)


HMS Golden Hind II (RN repair base, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Ward,
Wilfrid James
W.J. Ward
From Warsash.
30.09.1910
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
23.07.1976
Reading, Berkshire
T/S.Lt. 17.04.1941
T/Lt. 17.07.1941 (reld 20.06.1945; medically unfit)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 03.07.45]
Served Merchant Navy.
(06.1941) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
19.01.1943 - 08.06.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS George Adgell (minesweeping trawler)
(12.1943) - (10.1944) Commanding Officer, HMS Hornbeam (minesweeping trawler) * (DSC)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warden,
Arthur Ross
A.R. Warden
Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Warden, of Glasgow, Scotland.
Married (07.06.1958, Montreal West Presbyterian Church, Montreal, Que., Canada) Evelyn Louise McLaughlin (02.10.1927-), daughter of Herbert Alexander McLaughlin, and Gertrude Grace Bradley, of Lennoxville, Que.
21.06.1921
Glasgow, Scotland
-
30.09.1981
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Midsh. 17.02.1939
A/S.Lt. 21.06.1941
S.Lt. 21.06.1942
Lt. 01.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946) (removed from Active List 20.08.1951) (commissioned terminated on transfer to RCN(R) 20.01.1953)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? ?
17.02.1939     joined RNVR (Clyde Division)
(04.1940)     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex) *
10.04.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
22.02.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Fair Weather (auxiliary patrol drifter)
(08.1942)     HMS Elm (minesweeping trawler) *
06.1943 - (08.1943) HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Riou (frigate)
02.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Balfour (frigate)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warington-Smyth,
Nigel [Clive S.]
N. Warington-Smyth
Son of Herbert Warington-Smyth, CMG, LLM, FGS, FRGS (1867-1943), and Annabelle Sutton.
28.11.1906
-
05.1992
Helston, Truro district, Cornwall
T/Lt. 07.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 08.1942, < 02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE 27.03.1945 special operations 06-08.44
11.12.1939 - (12.1941) HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
01.06.1942 - (02.)1943 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
28.06.1943 - (01.)1945 Senior Officer Inshore Patrol Flotilla [HMS Sunbeam (accommodation ship, Inshore Flotilla, Helford)] (serving under Deputy Director Operations Division (Irregular)) (OBE)
09.04.1945 - (07.1945) Miscellaneous Weapon Development Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Yachtsman of the Year.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warne,
George Horace
G.H. Warne
Son of Leonard Francis Warne, and Florence Mary Normington.
Married ...; two sons.
17.04.1914
Bradford district, West Yorkshire
-
09.1992
York district, Yorkshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 29.10.1939
T/El.Lt. 27.02.1940
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Chartered electrical engineer. AMIEE.
18.12.1939 - (04.)1940 Minesweeping Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
20.04.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness)
01.08.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Minos (RN base, Lowestoft)
01.04.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for Naval Control Service, Rangoon) (contracted typhoid fever)
01.02.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) (additional; for various services)
1945? - 1946? HMS Lochinvar (minesweeper base, Granton, Edinburgh) (as Trials and Maintenance Officer of magnetic and acoustic minesweeping equipment)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warner,
Kenneth John
D.A.L. Ward
?
-
T/S.Lt. 1942?
T/A/Lt. 04.06.1943
T/Lt. 07.10.1946, seniority 04.06.1943 (reld > 10.1946)
10.10.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS Marshal Soult (trawler base, Portsmouth)
(07.1945)     HMS Miranda (minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warner,
Ronald Albert
R.A. Warner
11.06.1922 ?
-
12.1981 ?
Bromley district, Kent ?
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 06.12.1943
T/S/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 06.06.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.01.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer employed on cypher duties

26.12.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Renown (battleship) (for cypher duties)
22.11.1944 - (07.1945) Cypher Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
Warner,
Ronald George Moss
R.G.M. Warner
Son of Thomas Walter Warner, and Evelyn Emma Warner.
Married ((06?).1937, Bromley district, Kent) Gwendoline Alice "Gwen" Moseley (died 10.07.2010, aged 95); one son.
12.06.1910
-
02.2004
Bromley district, Kent
T/A/S.Lt. 02.06.1944
T/S.Lt. 02.12.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1944)     HM MMS 217 (motor minesweeper) *
12.12.1944 - (07.1945) HM MTB 613 (motor torpedo boat)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warren,
Charles Edward
P. Warren
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 18.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements:
06.01.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Montclare (armed merchant cruiser)
15.04.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
12.06.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
03.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Mersey (T.124X depot, Liverpool)
13.05.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Tracker (escort carrier)
30.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Atheling (escort carrier)
Warren,
Patrick
"Rick"
P. Warren
Son of Patrick J. Warren, and Mae Irene Lewis.
Lived at Chester (Rock Ferry).
01.08.1925
Dublin, Ireland
-
16.05.1945
(MPK) [age 20]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 6, panel 5]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 20.04.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 20.10.1944
14.09.1944 - 16.05.1945 pilot, 827 Squadron FAA [from 01.1945 HMS Colossus (aircraft carrier)] (missing, presumed killed in an air crash)
Warren,
Peter William Thorn
P.W.T. Warren (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Timms)
Younger son of A.O. Warren, and ... Macnaughton, of London W2.
Married (04.07.1966, Kensington district, London) Philippa H. Baring, elder daughter of Sir Hugo and Lady Cunliffe-Owen.
22.06.1920
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
07.08.1973
Stanhope Mews East, Kensington district, London SW7
T/S.Lt. 11.09.1941
T/Lt. 11.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 21.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
12.1941 - (08.)1942 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 61 (motor gun boat) (6th MGB Flotilla) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
15.11.1942 - (06.)1943 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 58 (motor gun boat) (6th MGB Flotilla) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
01.09.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 449 (motor torpedo boat) (35th MTB Flotilla) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
24.01.1944 - (01.1945) HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services) (DSC)
(06.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 478 (motor torpedo boat) (despatches)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan) *
Solicitor.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warren,
Wilfred
W. Warren

(06?).1910
Winchester, Hampshire
-
01.1991
T/Sg.Lt.
03.09.1939
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Sherborne School; Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge & St Bartholomew's Hospital; MB, BCh, MRCS, LRCP
(04.1940)
-
(08.1942)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
13.02.1943
-
27.03.1944
Medical Officer, HMS Princess Josephine Charlotte (landing ship infantry (small))
23.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warren,
William George
W.G. Warren
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
1917 ?
-
25.04.1962
Luton district, Bedfordshire
T/S.Lt. 18.09.1941
T/A/Lt. 1942?
T/Lt. 03.1943, seniority 18.09.1942
Lt. 1946/47?, seniority 18.09.1942
Lt.Cdr. 18.09.1950 (emgcy 06.01.1952)

Croix de Guerre (France)

CdeG 1944 several dangerous missions French Mediterranean coast
29.11.1941 - (07.1945) HMS Tarana (auxiliary patrol trawler) (Croix de Guerre)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1946/47?     transferred, Royal Navy
05.1948 - (07.)1948 Commanding Officer, HMS Restive (rescue tug)
09.1948 - (05.)1951 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
13.08.1951 - (05.)1953 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
Warrender,
the Hon. Simon George
S.G. Warrender
11.08.1922
-
08.05.2011
Melbourne, Australia
T/S.Lt. 11.02.1943
T/Lt. 01.06.1944

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 07.03.1944 sinking of the Scharnhorst [investiture 03.07.45]
11.02.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Savage (destroyer) (DSC)
20.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW)
01.04.1945 - (07.1945) Flag Lieutenant to Rear Admiral (Q), British Pacific Fleet [HMS Beaconsfield]
(04.1946)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Waterman,
Dennis Stanton
D.S. Waterman
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Charles Frederick Waterman
(1868-1958), and May Hannah Moore (1875-1911).
Married (28.08.1937, Clifton, Bristol) Kathleen Maud Gough; three sons, one daughter.
02.12.1907
West Ealing, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
03.08.1972
Torquay Hospital, Torbay district, Devon
Prob. T/S.Lt. 27.09.1940
T/Lt. 27.12.1940 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
(12.1940)     no appointment listed
01.01.1941 - (08.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Solon (minesweeping trawler)
10.09.1941 - (02.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Hortensia (trawler) (despatches)
05.03.1942 - (04.)1942 an Assistant to Duty Commanders, Area Combined Headquarters Operations Staff, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
25.05.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Elgin (Hunt class minesweeper)
12.08.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Pickle (Algerine class minesweeper)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
15.03.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Gozo (Algerine class minesweeper)
Waters,
Benjamin Weston
"Ben"
B.W. Waters

1907 ?
-
(03?).1964
Cranctonbury district
[age 57]
T/Lt.
07.09.1940 (reld 12.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
03.06.1941
in charge of "A" lighters, evacuation of Greece [investiture 27.11.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete [investiture 27.11.45]



HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)
Waters,
Gordon Edmund
G.E. Waters (Photo courtesy of Mr Gordon E. Waters)
Son of Arthur Alexander Waters, and ... Elliott.
Married.
07.01.1917
Uxbridge district, Middlesex
-

Brockville, Ont., Canada
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
02.10.1939
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 
23.01.1940, seniority 02.10.1939
T/El.S.Lt.
01.10.1940, seniority 02.10.1939
T/El.Lt.
07.01.1942
A/T/El.Lt.Cdr.
12.09.1944 (reld 26.03.1946)
Worked at BBC Television Station at Alexandra Palace.
02.10.1939
-
26.10.1939
anti-submarine training [HMS Osprey (RN base, Portland)]
26.10.1939
-
15.11.1939
trawler base, Sheerness [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
15.11.1939
-
15.01.1940
anti-submarine duties, HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich)
15.01.1940
-
01.03.1940
anti-submarine maintenance duties at trawler base, Invergordon [HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon)]
01.03.1940
-
02.04.1940
anti-submarine maintenance duties at trawler base, Aberdeen [HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)]
02.04.1940
-
01.10.1940
anti-submarine trawler base staff, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
01.10.1940


transferred to the Electrical Branch, RNVR
01.10.1940
-
24.06.1941
Rosyth Escort Force [HMS Cochrane II (supply & accounting base for tenders, Rosyth)]
24.06.1941
-
08.12.1941
Port Anti-Submarine Officer, Swansea [HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)]
08.12.1941
-
15.03.1942
anti-submarine maintenance duties at Cardiff [HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)]
15.03.1942
-
01.01.1944
Commanding Officer, Mobile Anti-Submarine Training Unit 30 [HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)]
01.01.1944
-
24.01.1944
refresher course [HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)]
24.01.1944
-
16.04.1944
additional at HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
16.04.1944
-
12.12.1945
Port Anti-Submarine Officer, Colombo, Ceylon [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
12.12.1945
-
26.03.1946
Spare Parts Distributing Centre (Ships), Ceylon [HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Colombo, Ceylon)]
Emigrated in 1952 to Canada, and joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in their engineering division, eventually becoming the Chief Studio System Engineer, retiring in 1977.
Watkins,
John Francis Elton
J.F.E. Watkins
Son of ... Watkins, and ... Payne.
Married (1943) Œnone Mary St John (1917 - ), daughter of Cdr. Arthur Beauchamp St John (1884-1948), and Lucinda Mary Stanley French (1888-); ... children (one daughter).
(12?).1918
Bridgend district, Glamorgan
-
14.07.2001
Belhaven Rest Home, Dunedin
T/S.Lt. 17.01.1941
T/A/Lt. 25.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
17.03.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
27.07.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Watson,
Alasdair Macdonald
A.M. Watson (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin MacMillan) A.M. Watson
Eldest of five children of Alexander Pirie Watson, a surgeon in the First World War, and Ann (née) Macdonald, a nursing sister, who served in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service in Salonika.
Married (1960) Elizabeth "Elsie" Crawford of Comrie (died 1994).
24.02.1920
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
25.03.2007
Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland
[buried at Cille Choirill, Roy Bridge]
Ord.Sea.
02.08.1940
T/S.Lt.
21.08.1941
T/Lt.
01.12.1943
Lt.
12.06.1951, seniority 16.10.1948
Lt.Cdr.
16.10.1956
A/Cdr.
25.06.1958
Cdr.
30.06.1959
Capt.
31.12.1963 (retd 27.12.1970)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45 [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
06.07.1943
Combined Operations raid
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
27.12.1960
[gazetted 15.05.1961]
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
27.12.1970
clasp [gazetted 09.03.1971]
Education: Edinburgh Academy; Fort Augustus Abbey School; medical student, Edinburgh University (1939)
02.08.1940


joined RNVR at Rosyth
07.1941
-
21.08.1941
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove & Lancing)



HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
04.02.1942
-
(02.1943)
HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth):
01.1942
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HM MGB 326 (motor gun boat) (Bruneval raid [Operation Biting] 02.1942 & Dieppe raid 08.1942)
1943?

or 1944?
HM MGB 505 (motor gun boat)
31.05.1943
-
(10.)1943
First Lieutenant, HM MGB 317 (motor gun boat)
11.10.1943
-
(04.)1944
First Lieutenant, HM MGB 312 (motor gun boat)
10.04.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 330 (motor gun boat) (Normandy)
(04.1945)
-
07.04.1945
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 5001 (motor torpedo boat) [boat sunk by German gunfire]
21.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 764 (motor torpedo boat)
1945


senior officer German E-Boats, based at HMS Hornet, Portsmouth
1945?


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 2012 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 2017 (motor torpedo boat) *
12.06.1951


transferred to List I of Permanent RNVR [late 1950s amalgamated into RNR], Forth Division [HMS Claverhouse]
1958
-
15.11.1966
Commanding Officer, HMS Scotia (Maritime Headquarters RNR, Rosyth, Fife)
01.01.1967
-
01.01.1968
RNR ADC to the Queen
19.04.1968
-
(02.)1969
Commanding Officer, Forth Division RNR [HMS Claverhouse]
Teacher math and science and coach of rugby and athletics at Dalhousie Castle, Melville House, Ladybank and Clifton Hall schools from 1946 on. President of the Combined Operations Association based near Furnace.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Watson,
the Rev. Arthur Reginald Anderson
A.R.A. Watson
Lived in Kastrup, Denmark (1965/66).
04.02.1889
Glasgow, Scotland
-
31.03.1967
T/A/Chaplain RN
19.01.1917
Chaplain RAF
01.05.1930-01.05.1936
T/Chaplain
10.07.1940 (reld 1948?)
Education: Exeter College, Oxford (MA)
?
-
?
HMS Conqueror (battleship)
16.09.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS China (hospital ship)
1923
-
1924
Chaplain, Mission to Seaman, Port of London (civilian)
1924
-
1925
Chaplain, Mission to Seaman, Dunkirk (civilian)
13.07.1925
-
09.1928
Chaplain, Greenwich Hospital Living of Alston-with-Garrigall [civilian appointment, but under the Admiralty]
09.1928
-
01.1929
housemaster at Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island (civilian)
1929
-
1930
housemaster at Repton School (civilian)
1930
-
1930
housemaster at West Buckland School (civilian)
01.05.1930
-
01.05.1936
Chaplain (Church of England), RAF (Chaplains Branch) [short service commission] (with the relative rank of Squadron Leader) (RAF Cranwell, 1930-1931; RAF Calafrana, Malta, 1931-1935; Sealand, 1935-1936)
1936
-
1940
Chaplain at Copenhagen, Denmark (civilian)
01.08.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
01.01.1942
-
(06.)1944
HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven)
22.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
?
-
(04.1946)
HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) *
Ministre Desservant at St John Jersey, 1948-51. Rector of Fornham St. Martin (with Timworth from 1958), 1951-1962. Fellow of the Royal Economic Society, c. 1920/25.

* indexed, but not listed as such
Watson,
the Rev. Basil Alderson
B.A. Watson

21.08.1916
Nova Soctia
-
27.10.2004
Lewisham, London
Prob. T/Chaplain
07.01.1944
T/Chaplain
06.1944, seniority 07.01.1944
Chaplain RN
21.02.1947, seniority 07.01.1944 (retd 29.04.1970; own request)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
12.06.1965
HM's birthday 65
Education: MA (BA)
05.02.1944
-
12.1945
HMS Attacker (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic, Mediterranean, Allied landings in southern France, liberation of Greece, and the Far East)
14.12.1945
-
(07.1948)
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire) [21.02.1947 transferred from RNVR to RN]
1949?
-
1950?
HMS Vernon (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Portsmouth)
13.04.1950
-
(05.1950)
Chaplain, HMS Seahawk (RN Air Station, Culdrose, Cornwall)
22.09.1952
-
(04.)1955
Chaplain, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.08.1955
-
1958
Chaplain, 1st Submarine Squadron (Malta) [HMS Forth]



Chaplain, HMS Devonshire (training cruiser)
25.07.1960
-
1962
Chaplain, HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
14.04.1962
-
(01.1964)
Chaplain, Royal Marines Barracks, Eastney (and for Pay and Records Office, Royal Marines)
03.09.1965
-
(01.)1968
Chaplain, The Britannia RN College, Dartmouth
29.07.1968
-
(01.1969)
Chaplain, RN College, Greenwich
Chaplain to the Corporation of the City of London, 1970-1986.
Watson,
David James Falshaw
D.J.F. Watson

Son of Graham Lander Watson (1891-1931), and Dorothy Sorby, of South Kensington, London.
Married (22.06.1942, Chelsea district, London) Veronica Josephine Y. Rodgers (27.07.1917 - (06?).1979). Veronica Watson remarried (1944) Joseph J. Donahue, then (1950) Robin K. Watson.
18.11.1918
St Pancras, London
-
03.10.1943
(air crash) [age 25]
[Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Cemetery, New Hampshire, USA, lot 137]
T/S.Lt. (A) 30.12.1940
T/Lt. (A) 30.06.1943
Education: Sedburgh School (1933-1938); Oxford University.
Played cricket, C.F. Tufnell's XI (1934), Sedburgh School (1935-1937), Minor Counties (1939), Oxford University (1939).
(02.1941)     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
18.03.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
03.07.1941 - (04.)1942 pilot, 805 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)]
11.05.1942 - ()6.)1942 pilot, 762 Squadron FAA [HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)]
07.1942 - 01.03.1943 pilot, 768 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
01.03.1943 - (06.)1943 pilot, 768 Squadron FAA [HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)]
01.08.1943 - 03.10.1943 pilot, 1837 Squadron FAA [HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)] (killed in a mid-air collision flying Corsairs with the plane of Lt.Cdr. A.J. Sewell during a training exercise out of Brunswick Naval Air Station, Maine; the planes crashed at New Gloucester, Maine)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Watson,
Eric Edmeston
E.E. Watson

?
-
Prob. T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
02.12.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
31.03.1941, seniority 02.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
29.021944 (reld < 07.1945)
02.12.1940
-
(10.1944)
HMS President III (accounting base for personnel serving at Defence Equipped Merchant Ships)
Watson,
Frank George Howard
F.G.H. Watson (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))

05.04.1917
-
08.05.1975
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 01.01.1943
T/Sg.Lt. 1944?, seniority 01.01.1943
Education: MRCS, LRCP.
... - ... ...
04.02.1943 - (10.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
... - ... ...
Watson,
John Gordon
J.G. Watson
?
-

T/S.Lt.
13.03.1941
T/Lt.
13.03.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
06.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
13.03.1942
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 451 (motor launch)
25.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 451 (motor launch)
Watson,
John Mortimer
J.M. Watson

Son of Henry Allan Watson and Kathleen Alice Watson, of Worcester.
1914 ?
-
27.04.1941
(KIA) [age 27]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 61, column 3]
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
21.02.1940
MRCS, LRCP
01.03.1940
- 27.04.1941
Medical Officer, HMS Diamond (destroyer) (sunk by German & Italian aircraft, Gulf of Nauplia)
Watson,
[Sir] Philip Alexander
P.A. Watson
Younger son of A.H.St.C. Watson.
Married (1948) Jennifer Beatrice Tanner; one son, two daughters.
07.10.1919
-

Banbury, Oxfordshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.03.1940
T/El.S.Lt.
?, seniority 10.03.1940
T/Lt.
10.09.1942
Lt. (L) RN
01.1946, seniority 10.09.1941
Lt.Cdr. (L) RN
10.09.1949
Cdr. RN
31.12.1955
Capt. RN
30.06.1963
R.Adm. RN
07.01.1971
V.Adm. RN
13.05.1974 (retd 31.03.1977)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
12.06.1976
HM's birthday 76
Lieutenant, Royal Victorian Order LVO
01.01.1960
New Year 60
Education: St Albans School
10.03.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for Minesweeping Department) 
29.08.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Seagull (minesweeper)
01.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Hebe (minesweeper)
04.05.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon)
1943


qualified as Torpedo Specialist
1943?/44?


Assistant Torpedo Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship)
20.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Berwick (cruiser)
01.1946


transferred, Royal Navy
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
1946?


Naval Assistant to Adm. Bateson



long radio course, HMS Collingwood
29.03.1947
-
(10.)1947
HMS Solebay (destroyer)
1947?


HMS Gabbard (destroyer)
05.11.1947
-
(07.1948)
Naval Electrical Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1949)


no appointment listed
17.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
Assistant to the Training Commander, HMS Collingwood (for miscellaneous duties)
1951?
-
1953?
radio section, HM Dockyard, Malta [HMS St Angelo]
(05.1953)


no appointment listed
26.04.1954
-
(01.1956)
Electrical Officer, HMS Decoy (destroyer)
05.03.1956
-
(01.)1957
Naval Electrical Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.04.1957
-
(01.)1959
Electrical Officer, HM Yacht Britannia
27.09.1959
-
1962
Electrical Engineer, HM Dockyard Chatham [HMS Pembroke] (in charge of the electrical shops and the weapon section)
05.10.1962
-
(02.)1963
Weapon Electrical Engineer Officer, HMS Lion (cruiser)
15.07.1963
-
(02.1964)
Electrical Engineering Division, Ship Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (borne in lieu)
1966


Senior Officers' War Course
10.05.1967
-
(02.)1969
Commanding Officer, HMS Collingwood (RN weapon and electrical engineering school, Fareham, Hampshire)
1969


Deputy Director of Engineering (Ship Department), Ministry of Defence
11.1970
-
1977
Director General Weapons (Naval), Ministry of Defence
1974
-
1977
Chief Naval Engineer Officer
* indexed, but not listed as such

FIEE 1963; CIMgt (CBIM 1973). Director: Marconi International Marine Co. Ltd, 1977-1986; Marconi Radar Systems Ltd, 1981-1986 (Chm., 1981-1985); Consultant, GEC-Marconi Ltd, 1986-1987. Member Council, IEE, 1975-1978, 1982-1991, Chm. South East Centre, 1982-1983. Adm. Pres., Midland Naval Officers Assoc., 1979-1985, Vice Pres., 1985-.
Watson,
William Brown
W.B. Watson
?
-
died between 1964 and 08.1973 ??
Prob. Lt.
24.05.1939
Lt.
1940?, seniority 24.05.1939 (reld from active service < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
24.05.1947 (retd 30.05.1963)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
16.05.1957
-
Mention in Despatches MID
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
15.12.1936
 
 
joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached Clyde Division RNVR)
24.05.1939


joined RNVR, Clyde Division (List 2)
07.11.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Medina (training establishment, Puckpool Camp near Ryde, Isle of Wight)
07.04.1941
-
07.1942
HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)
04.07.1942
-
(08.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM ML 110 (motor launch)
07.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Bahamas (frigate)
Watt,
[Sir] James
J. Watt
J. Watt
Son of Thomas Watt, master confectioner, and Sarah Alice Clarkson.
Unmarried.
19.08.1914
Morpeth, Northumberland
-
28.12.2009
Wimbledon, London
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 09.01.1941
T/Sg.Lt. 1942?, seniority 09.01.1941
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944
Sg.Lt. RN ?, seniority 30.03.1942
Sg.Lt.Cdr. RN 30.03.1950
Sg.Cdr. RN 30.06.1956
Sg.Capt. RN 30.06.1965
Sg.R.Adm. RN 22.09.1969
Sg.V.Adm. RN 01.08.1972
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 01.01.1975 New Year 75 [investiture 04.03.75]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1946 wind up Far East
Education: King Edward VI School, Morpeth; University of Durham. MB, BS 1938; MS 1949. FRCS 1955. MD 1972. FRCP 1975.
09.01.1941 - 29.01.1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
30.01.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Emerald (cruiser) (Indian Ocean)
23.10.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Roxborough (destroyer) (North Atlantic convoys)
07.03.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Arbiter (escort carrier) (despatches)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
      transferred, RN
1947     Surgical Registrar, Royal Vic. Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
1949     Surgical Specialist: Northern Ireland
1954     RN Hosp., Hong Kong
1956     Consultant in Surgery, RN Hospital Plymouth
1959     Consultant in Surgery, RN Hospital Haslar
1961     Consultant in Surgery, RN Hospital Malta
1963     Consultant in Surgery, RN Hospital Haslar
1965 - 1969 Jt Prof. of Naval Surgery, RCS and RN Hospital., Haslar
1969 - 1972 Dean of Naval Medicine and Medical Officer-in-Charge Inst. of Naval Medicine
1972 - 1977 Medical Director­General (Navy) (KBE)
Chairman, RN Clinical Research Working Party, 1969-1977; Chairman Board of Trustees, Naval Christian Fellowship, 1968-1975; President: Royal Naval Lay Readers Society, 1973-1983; Institute of Religion and Medicine, 1989-1991. QHS 1969-1977. Member, Environmental Medicine Res. Policy Committee, MRC, 1974-1977. Thomas Vicary
Lecturer, RCS, 1974; University House Visiting Fellow, ANU, 1986. FICS 1964; Fellow: Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland; Medical Society of London (Member Council, 1976; Lettsomian Lecturer, 1979; President, 1980-1981; Vice-President, 1981-1983); FRSocMed (President, 1982-1984); FSA 1991; Hon. FRCSE; Member: British Society for Surgery of the Hand; International Society for Burns Injuries; Corr. Member, Surgical Research Society, 1966-1977; Member Editorial Board, British Journal of Surgery, 1966-1977. FRGS 1982; Mem. Council, RGS, 1985-1988. Pres., ECHO, 1989-; Vice-President, Churches' Council for Health and Healing, 1987-. Trustee: Marylebone Centre Trust, 1989-1993; Medical Society of London, 1986-. Governor, Epsom College, 1990-. President, Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers, 1996 (Hon. Mem., 1978-). Hon. Freeman, Co. of Barbers, 1978. Hon. DCh Newcastle, 1978. Errol­Eldridge Prize, 1968; Gilbert Blane Medal, 1971. CStJ 1972.
Published: Edited: Starving Sailors, 1981; Talking Health, 1988; What  is Wrong with Christian Healing?, 1993; The Church, Medicine and the New Age, 1995; papers on: burns, cancer chemotherapy,  peptic ulceration, hyberbaric oxygen therapy, naval medical history.
Waugh,
John Eadon
J.E. Waugh, drawing by John C. Goodchild (Photo courtesy of Mr Julio Ariza Hidalgo)
?
-
Prob. Lt. 24.08.1939
Lt. 18.06.1941, seniority 24.08.1939 (demobilized 21.03.1946)
Lt.Cdr. 24.08.1947 (retd 17.08.1964)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
(12.1939)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
27.11.1939 - (02.)1940 HMS Gallant (destroyer)
06.02.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
21.01.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
01.12.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Elfin II (Coastal Forces base, Blyth)
02.11.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Iron Duke (RN base, Scapa Flow)
02.07.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Cardiff (cruiser)
10.04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS King George V (battleship)
Waylen,
Donald Campbell
D.C. Waylen (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lucille Neustroski) D.C. Waylen (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lucille Neustroski)
Son of Frank Arthur Waylen (1864-c. 1940), and Jessie Gertrude Campbell.
Married (26.11.1912) Lucille Maude Turpin (01.07.1895 - 30.01.1978), both living in France in 1954; one son (Lt. Malcolm Campbell Waylen, DSC, RNZNVR).
10.11.1893
Kensington, Greater London
-
01.11.1967
T/Lt.
31.07.1915
T/Prob. Flight S/Lt. RNAS
?
T/Flight S.Lt. RNAS
22.11.1915 (reld 1918?)
T/Lt.
11.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
03.06.1919
HM's birthday 19
11.01.1941
-
(01.)1941
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (for Fort Blockhouse)
11.01.1941
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM [HD]ML 1001 ([harbour defence] motor launch)
06.05.1944
-
(04.1946)
French Ship "Courbet"
Webb,
Frank Sydney
F.S. Webb
Married; one daughter.
07.10.1905
King's Norton district, Staffordshire / Warwickshire / Worcestershire
-
(03.)1982
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
T/Lt. 20.02.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
14.01.1942 - (07.1945) HMS President III (accounting base for personnel serving on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships)
Webb,
George Frank
G.F. Webb
09.10.1910
Carshalton, Epsom district, Surrey
-
20.04.2009
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Prob. T/S.Lt.
11.07.1940
T/Lt.
11.10.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.10.1940
-
(02.)1943
HMS Versatile (destroyer)
01.05.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional for various services; in lieu of specialist Anti-Submarine Officer)
09.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Montclare (submarine depot ship) (in lieu of specialist Anti-Submarine Officer)
Webb,
Robert Maurice Glanville
R.M.G. Webb
03.06.1907
Woolwich, Greater London, Kent
-
08.2002
Hastings and Rother, East Sussex
T/Lt.
20.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
05.11.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)
01.02.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
06.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 81 (motor minesweeper)
Webb,
William Percival
W.P. Webb
19.09.1914 ?
-
05.1998 ?
Canterbury district, Kent ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.07.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.07.1942

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -

Greek War Cross 3rd class

GrkWC

01.02.1949
liaison services 43-45
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) *
1943
-
1945
British Naval Liaison Officer, "Pipinos" (Greek submarine)
(04.1946)


HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Weeden *,
John
J. Weeden
Son of ... Weeden, and ... Coten.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).

* in several sources also found (incorrectly) as: Weedon
25.12.1917
Westcliffe on Sea, Rochford district, Essex
-
19.08.1950
at sea on passage
from Calais to
England
[buried on the Island of Texel, The Netherlands*]

* He and a number of Sea Scouts were
buried on the island after the accident in which 10 Scouts were drowned while returning from France to England in August 1950. More details here. Official Board of Trade wreck report for "Wangle III" here.

T/S.Lt.
05.11.1939
T/Lt.
01.03.1942 (reld 17.03.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.04.1942
attack convoy Dover Command 03.03.42 [investiture 14.07.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
13.04.1943
action Dutch coast 18.01.43
19.01.1937


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached London Division RNVR]
05.11.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Floreat III (harbour defence patrol craft)
15.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
Spare Officer, 1st MTB Flotilla [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
01.07.1941
-
(08.)1942
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 31 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
09.12.1942
-
03.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 34 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)] & Senior Officer, 4th MTB Flotilla
05.1943
-
12.1943
commissioning officer for MTBs built
under license in the USA [HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, NJ)]
(1943?)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 70 (motor torpedo boat)
29.02.1944
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Musketeer (destroyer)
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
1945


Assistant to the Chief of Staff (Capt C W Brock RN) of Flag Officer, Schleswig Holstein (FOSH), Germany
Weedon,
Frank
F. Weedon
1920 ?
-
22.01.2004
[aged 83]
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 04.12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
26.07.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Sir Galahad (minesweeping trawler)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Gunner (minesweeping trawler) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Served 30 years with the Thames Valley District, retiring with the rank of Divisional Chief Superintendent. Chief Constable of the Isle of Man Constabulary, 07.02.1972-1986.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Weekes,
Noel Robert
N.R. Weekes
(03?).1911
Hendon, Greater London, Middlesex
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
03.05.1940
T/Lt.
25.12.1940
16.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
06.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)
(08.1942)
 
 
HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) *
(1942)


Commanding Officer, MGB ...
04.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 260 (motor launch)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Weekes,
William Charles Tinnoth
A.C. Weeks
Married (22.06.1904, Sheppey district, Kent) Ethel Sarah Maxted  (30.07.1882 - 25.02.1964); four sons, one daughter.
14.03.1878
Halling, North Aylesford district, Kent
-
06.09.1958
T/Lt. 01.1941, seniority 12.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43 [investiture 19.10.43]
15.01.1941 - (02.)1941 HMS Queen of Kent (paddle minesweeper)
(12.1941)     HMS Libyan (minesweeping trawler) *
22.12.1941 - (08.)1942 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 53 (motor minesweeper)
07.09.1942 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 69 (motor minesweeper) (DSO)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Weeks,
Alfred Clifford
A.C. Weeks
? *
-

[* perhaps:
(09?).1906 Edmonton, Essex]
T/Lt.
04.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. RNR
< 12.1941

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40 (Operation Dynamo, Dunkirk) [investiture 23.09.1941]
04.11.1939
-
30.05.1940
HMS Gracie Fields (paddle minesweeper) [ship sunk off Dunkirk]



transferred RNR
14.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
Navigating Officer, HMS Dunluce Castle (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer)
Weighill,
Francis Herbert
F.H. Weighill (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Lidington) F.H. Weighill (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Lidington)
F.H. Weighill (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Lidington) F.H. Weighill (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Lidington)
Married; ... children.
15.07.1915 ??
Birkenhead, Cheshire ??
-
12.1993 ??
Chester, Cheshire ??
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
12.03.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Worked at Camel Lairds shipbuilders.



joined RNVR probably pre-war
?
-
17.03.1941
mobilized & sent to Devonport to train as a gun layer – to be posted to HMS Mollusc (armed yacht) (bombed by German aircraft off Blyth)



HMS Tarantella (trawler)



HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)



HMS Sister Anne (armed yacht)
12.03.1943
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HMS St. Silio (examination service vessel)
Weir,
William James Alexander
A.C. Weeks
?
-
c. 2004/05 ?
T/S.Lt.
01.05.1941
T/Lt.
01.05.1942 (reld 1945)

Mention in Despatches

MID
11.09.1945
action Seine 18.06.42
22.06.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
?
-
19.06.1942
First Lieutenant, HM SGB 7 (steam gun boat)
[responsible for the scuttling of the ship because of its new design and set charges and blew it up; spent 1 hour in the water]
06.1942
-
1945
prisoner of war in German captivity (Marlag prison camp)
Welch,
Eric Michael
E.M. Welch
Son of ... Welch, and ... Pilkington.
Married ((06?).1943, Fylde district, Lancashire) Henrietta Patricia Fielding; one daughter.
19.11.1921
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
14.09.1950
(accident at RNAS Lee-on-Solent)
T/Midsh. (A) 09.08.1941
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 19.11.1941
T/S.Lt. (A) 19.11.1942
T/Lt. (A) 19.05.1944
A/Lt. RN 1946?, seniority 19.05.1943
Lt. RN 11.04.1947, seniority 19.05.1943

Distinguished Flying Cross

DFC 06.06.1943 air attacks on enemy shipping Atlantic 01.05.43 * [investiture 19.10.43]
Air Force Cross AFC 01.01.1948 New Year 48: service with RAF

* This officer has participated in many attacks on enemy shipping and has invariably displayed great determination to ensure accurate bombing. One night
in May, 1943, in an attack on a number of enemy R boats, Sub-Lt. Welch accomplished excellent work.

(10.1941) - (02.1942) HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
02.1942 - (04.)1942 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties)
(06.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
04.08.1942 - (12.1943) pilot, 823 Squadron FAA
(02.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
24.08.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Slinger (escort carrier)
22.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
05.04.1948 - (07.1948) HMS Onslaught
31.03.1949     gained his civil aviator's licence (No. 25951) being a qualified service pilot
05.04.1949 - 14.09.1950 HMS Implacable (for miscellaneous duties)
[died at a display for Argentinean cadets at RNAS Lee-on-Solent when he failed to recover from a loop near ground level]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wells,
John Cyril
J.C. Wells
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 23.02.1944
T/Lt. (A) 23.02.1946
01.04.1944 - (07.1945) pilot, 1842 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)]
[28.07.1945 shot down in Kii Suido, entrance to Japanese Inland Sea, flying a F4U Corsair; rescued at 12:57 hrs after 1-1/2 hrs in the water, uninjured by the submarine USS Sterlet on its 5th War Patrol]
01.04.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) (for disposal)
Wells,
[Sir] John Julius
J.C. Wells
Only child of Rev Arthur Reginald Kemble Wells (1883-1964), and Margaret Evelyn "Mardie" Hodgson (1891-1984), of Marlands, Sampford Arundel, Somerset.
Married (31.07.1948, Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire) Lucinda Mary Helen Francis Meath-Baker ((03?).1922 - ), eldest daughter of Francis Ralph Meath-Baker (1886-1940), and Madeleine "Susan" Bryan, JP (1901-1988), of Hasfield Court, Gloucester; two sons, two daughters.

30.03.1925
Kensington district, London
-
Ord.Sea. 1942
T/Midsh. 26.11.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 30.09.1944
T/S.Lt. 30.03.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

Knight Bachelor

Kt 16.06.1984 HM's birthday 84: for political service

Knight Commander, Order of Civil Merit (Spain), 1972; Commander, Order of Lion of Finland, 1984.

Education: Eton College, Berkshire; Corpus Christi College, Oxford University (MA).
1942     enlisted RNVR
10.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (and for duty with submarines)
12.09.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Uproar (submarine)
18.12.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Safari (submarine)
07.05.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (and for duty with submarines)
15.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Sturdy (submarine)
Commanded the Leamington Spa Sea Cadet detachment 1953-55. Contested (C) Smethwick Division, General Election, 1955. Member of Parliament (MP) (C) for Maidstone, Kent, 1958-1987. Chairman: Conservative Party Horticulture Committee, 1965-1971, 1973-1987; Horticultural subcommittee, Select Committee on Agriculture, 1968; Parly Waterways Group, 1974-1980; Vice-Chairman, Conservative Party  Agriculture Committee, 1970; Member, Mr Speaker's Panel of Chairmen, 1974. Honorary Freeman, Borough of Maidstone, 1979. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Kent, 1992.
Wells,
Norman ffolliott
N.F. Wells
Eldest son of Adm. Sir Richard Wells, KCB (1833-1896), and Augusta Jane Norman (1849?-1926).
Married (25.07.1912, St Mary's, Sunbury-on-Thames, Staines district, Middlesex) his 3rd cousin Maud Caroline Wallroth (1878-1958), daughter of Frederick Anthony Wallroth, JP (1847-1920), barrister, and Caroline Sibella Wells (1848?-1929), of Sunbury Lodge, Middlesex; four sons, one daughter.

27.09.1876
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
02.04.1946
Deben district, Suffolk
[age 69]
[buried SS. Peter and Paul, Felixstowe Churchyard, row 18, grave 4]
Lt. 14.02.1910
06.05.1912
T/Lt.Cdr. 07.11.1914
Cdr. 30.06.1921
Capt. 29.10.1930 (retd 1933; ill-health)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 03.07.1926 HM's birthday 26

Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD 07.05.1925 -
Education: Wellington College, Berkshire (Penny's House, 1891.3-1894).
Went to Argentine.
14.02.1910     joined RNVR (London Division)
      served WWI 1914-18, with RN Division Belgium and Gallipoli, 2i/c Drake Battalion (wounded 1915, despatches 11.12.1915, Chevalier Legion of Honour 1916)
1930 - 1933 Commanding Officer, London Division RNVR [HMS President]
27.12.1940 - (02.)1944 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) [probably as Training Commander and as President Naval Air Interview Board]
17.03.1944 - 02.04.1946 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
Welsh,
Eric
E. Welsh
Married to a Norwegian.
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 06.01.1941
T/Lt. 06.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1941, < 10.1944
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG 01.01.1952 New Year 52: serving under Ministry of Supply [investiture 05.03.52]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 08.06.1944 ?
Chevalier, Order of St Olav (Norway) StOlav 17.10.1944 ?
Chemist at Bitterfeld, Germany. Manager of the International Paint Company's factory in Norway.
(02.1941)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
17.03.1941 - (04.1946) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
[Assigned to Norwegian Military Intelligence Service as SIS (MI-6) liaison officer, also indicated as Chief of the Norwegian country section of MI-6. Masterminded the sabotage of Norsk Hydro in Norway in 1943 to prevent the Germans from getting heavy water and completing an operating reactor at Stadtilm. In 1940 he had been instrumental in smuggling the great nuclear physicist Niels Bohr out of occupied Denmark.]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wenyon,
Louis Morley
A.C. Weeks
Only son (with three sisters) of Lt.Col. Herbert John Wenyon, DSO (1888-1944), and Jessie Clark Forrester, of Montigny, Felpham, Sussex.
(12?).1919
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
17.07.1945
[age 25]
[Yeovilton Churchyard RNAS Extension, F.3]
T/S.Lt. (A) 28.10.1942
T/Lt. (A) 15.11.1944

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 14.08.1945 Aegean operations, relief of Greece [presented to next-of-kin]
Education: Old Merchants' School; BSc.
12.06.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 800 Squadron FAA [HMS Emperor (escort carrier)]
04.01.1945 - 17.07.1945 pilot, 759 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)] (killed in a flying accident in Somerset)
Wesby,
Bernard Geoffrey
B.G. Wesby
Son of David C. Wesby, and Florence H. Watling.
Married ((06?).1951, Norwich district, Norfolk) Anne D. Rodger.
27.09.1922
Norwich district, Norfolk
-
01.08.1994
T/A/S.Lt. (S)
29.11.1944
T/S.Lt. (S)
29.05.1945
T/Lt. (S)
01.11.1946 (dispersal 01.1947) (reld 12.05.1947)
01.07.1942
 
 
mobilized at Skegness
12.1942
 
 
HMS Quadrant (destroyer)
05.1943
 
 
transferred, Supply Branch
1943
-
1944
HMS Bull (RN base, Massawa, Eritrea)
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
28.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Vernon (training establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for duties at Portsmouth)



posted to Ceylon (passage on MS Nieuw Amsterdam)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
1946
-
1947
HMS Derby Haven (Coastal Forces depot ship, Singapore)
Wesley,
Raymond Arthur Yeldall
R.A.Y. Wesley
Son of Arthur F. Wesley, and Amy G. Jones, of Leamington Spa.
Married (12.06.1948, St Mary Abbot's, Kensington, London) Elizabeth Ruth Mostyn (04.04.1920 - 05.11.1958), daughter of Jacob Sydney Moses, and Ruth Bertha Schlesinger, of Kensington.
25.12.1918
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
02.2005
Bristol, Avon
T/Paym.S.Lt. 04.10.1940
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 01.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. (S) RNVR/RNR 16.03.1956, seniority 24.10.1951
Lt.Cdr. (S) RNR 24.10.1959 (retd 01.05.1966)

Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD 05.11.1965 -
15.11.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Eaglet III (T124X central depot, Liverpool)
(04.1941) - (10.1941) HMS Eaglet III (T124X central depot, Liverpool) *
10.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Mersey (T124X depot, Liverpool)
(02.1942) - (06.1943) HMS Mersey (T124X depot, Liverpool) *
(08.1943) - (06.)1944 Combined Operations Headquarters:
(08.1943) - (02.)1944 an Assistant Secretary
1944 - (04.)1944 Confidential Books Officer
1944 - (06.)1944 Confidential Books Officer and Conference Secretary
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Empress (escort carrier) *
26.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
25.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Rattray, Aberdeenshire)
16.03.1956     transferred, Permanent RNVR [later: RNR] (Unattached List)
* indexed, but not listed as such
West,
Donald
L.B. West
Son of Reginald Henry West, and Constance Eunice Pickering, of Lincoln.
(06?).1923
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
-
31.05.1945
[age 21]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 6, panel 5]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 03.11.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
? - 31.05.1945 767 Squadron FAA [HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Rattray, Aberdeenshire)] (killed in an air crash)
West,
Lindsay Brewis
L.B. West
?
-
T/S.Lt.
01.03.1944

Mention in Despatches

MID
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45



served on a destroyer
28.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Grey Owl (steam gun boat)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Lioness (Algerine class minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
West,
Michael Walter
M.W. West
?
-
Prog. T/Sg.Lt.
21.01.1944
T/Sg.Lt.
14.07.1944, seniority 21.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: MRCS, LRCP
(10.1944)
-
(01.1945)
HMS Kent (cruiser) *
17.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Weston,
Edward [Charles]
E. Weston
30.03.1920
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
29.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
 
 
 
temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
16.02.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Trouncer (escort carrier)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Ravager (escort carrier) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Weston,
Raymond Vincent Rouen
E. Weston
?
-
T/S.Lt.
12.06.1942
T/Lt.
12.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
14.07.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for miscellaneous services)
06.04.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Tobago (frigate)
25.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HM LST 323 (landing ship, tank)
Weston,
Roy Osmond
E. Weston
Son of ... Weston, and ... Reece.
(12?).1920
Willesden district, Middlesex
-
T/S.Lt.
29.05.1942
T/Lt.
01.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
17.07.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Spiteful (submarine)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed *
15.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Gorleston (escort)
* indexed as HM LST 323, but that's mixed-up with R.V.R. Weston
Westwood,
Bryan Percy
B.P. Westwood
 
Son (with three brothers) of Percy James Westwood (1878-1958), architect, and Edith Bessie Lucking (1884-1972).
Married ((09?).1943, Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire) Lavender Mary Bruce (18.06.1916 - ), daughter of ... Bruce, and ... Brown; two daughters, one son.

01.11.1909
Weybridge, Chertsey district, Surrey
-
10.1990
Reading and Wokingham district, Berkshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 13.09.1940
T/Lt. 13.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 11.1943? (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Education: Sidcot School; Architectural Association School.
Architect. FRIBA, AADip(Hons).
26.11.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Lady Madeline (auxiliary anti-submarine trawler)
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
07.11.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Mercury (signal school, Haslemere)
25.02.1942 - (10.)1943 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for duty with Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia Command)
28.02.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
Westwood,
Harold John
"Cherry"
H.J. Westwood
1921 ?
-
01.02.2012
... ...
T/Lt. (A) 22.11.1944
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Daedalus
Wheatley,
Fred
F. Wheatley
Son of Horace Wheatley, retired master plumber, of Skegness.
Married (16.02.1946, Grimsby) Hazel Goodhand, WAAF, of Grimsby.
13.02.1916
-
24.03.1991
Worthing district, West Sussex
T/A/S.Lt. (S) 1943?
T/S.Lt. (S) 24.09.1943
14.08.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire)
(04.1946)     HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire) *
Solicitor.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wheatley,
Oscar Frank
O.F. Wheatley

Son of Oscar Wheatley, and Dora Carr.
Husband of Hilda Rose Wheatley, of Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
(03?).1918
Coventry district, Warwickshire / West Midlands
-
20.06.1945
(KIA) [age 27]
[Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, 2.F.5]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A)
29.07.1940
T/Lt. (A)
29.01.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
20.05.1945?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.05.1945
Operation Stacey (photo reconniassance Far East 22.02-07.03.45)
03.01.1941
-
27.03.1941
pilot, 807 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester), then HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
[failed to return in a Fulmar after being unable to locate ship on return from reconnaissance; landed at Dakar and was captured] 
27.03.1941
-
1943?
POW in French captvity
07.1944
-
(10.1944)
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA
20.05.1945
-
20.06.1945
Commanding Officer, 808 Squadron FAA [HMS Ameer (escort carrier)]
Wheeler,
Morley Francis
M.F. Wheeler

Married ((12?).1944, Battersea district, London) Irene "Renee" Dutton; one son, one daughter.
(09?).1921
Wandsworth district, London
-
06.10.2012
Woodhouse, Leicestershire
... ...
T/Lt. (A) 01.04.1945 (reld 1946)
      Served 1942-46. Pilot training at US Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida (1942), 846 Squadron Avengers, Ravager (1943), Tracker on Atlantic and Russian convoys (1944), Trumpeter laying mines off Norway (1944), 731 Squadron, Peewit (1945). He ditched five times.
... - ... ...
08.02.1945 - (07.1945) pilot, 731 Squadron FAA [HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus)]
Upon retirement he was an active member of the FAAOA visiting Russia and Norway to help locate crash sites where crew lay with their aircraft and some of his memories were recorded for a TV programme earlier this year (2012).
Whiddon,
John
J. Whiddon
Son of Henry Whiddon, and Lilian May Berner.
Married Audrey May Bennett (she re-married and now carries last name Martin); two sons.
(06?).1925
Edmonton district, Essex
-
28.07.1954
Malta
[age 29]
T/Midsh.
11.11.1943
T/S.Lt.
22.04.1945
T/S.Lt. RN
22.04.1945
A/Lt. RN
1947?
Lt. RN
29.10.1947, seniority 22.04.1947 (emgcy 09.12.1951)
11.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
31.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Stamshaw Camp)
22.01.1947


transferred to RN
14.06.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS Constance (destroyer)
(05.1953)


HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Londonderry)
23.04.1952


short service commission
27.10.1953
-
28.07.1954
observer, 728 Squadron FAA [HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halfar, Malta)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Whistler,
Claude Harold
C.H. Whistler (Photo courtesy of Mr Marcel Biemolt)
Son of Harold Alfred Whistler (1896-1940), and Helene Julie Marguerite Gottignies (1896-1994).
Married (09.06.1945, Wirral district, Cheshire) Ann Katherine Knight (07.09.1921 - ?; predeceased him); one daughter.
21.12.1921
Chesterton district, Cambridgeshire
-
28.09.2009
T/Midsh. (Sp.Br.) * 20.03.1941
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.12.1941
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.12.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

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

CBE 01.01.1982 New Year 82

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

OBE 01.01.1969 New Year 69
* Special Branch officer qualified and undertaking general duties of an executive nature on shore
09.04.1941 - 07.1944 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
07.1944 - (07.1945) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
(04.1946)     HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire) *
British Council Representative, Chile (OBE) & Belgium (CBE).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Whitby,
John Arthur Humphrey
J.A.H. Whitby
?
-
T/Lt.
31.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 621 (motor torpedo boat)
02.07.1945
-
(1945)
staff Reserve Fleet [HMS Scarborough]
White,
Arthur
A. White
?
-
 
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 29.07.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.10.1942
T/Lt. (A) 1943?, seniority 01.10.1942 (reld > 01.1945, < 07.1945)
(10.1941) - (02.1942) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
21.04.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
(12.1943) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
White,
Arthur Vivian
C.G. White
Son (with one sister) of Arthur Stanley White (1883-1952), and Leonora Boulton (1889-1974) ?
22.07.1922 ?
Wheatenhurst district, Shropshire ?
-
(03?.)1980 ?
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire ?
T/A/S.Lt. 06.08.1943
T/S.Lt. 06.02.1944
T/A/Lt. > 10.1944, < 01.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1943)     HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) *
(12.1943) - (06.1944) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
(10.1944) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
15.08.1944 - (12.1944) British Naval Liaison Officer, Free French minesweeper Chevreuil
* indexed, but not listed as such
White,
Cyril Geoffrey
"Snowy"
C.G. White
15.12.1907
-
1975
Gipping district, Suffolk
Prob. T/S.Lt. 27.09.1940
T/Lt. 27.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
15.01.1941 - (12.1941) French Ship "Charles Vaillant"
25.04.1942 - (08.1942) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 192 (motor minesweeper)
(10.1944)     HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot, Sheerness) *
15.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
* indexed, but not listed as such
White,
Harry Ernest
H.E. White
Son of Harry Ernest William White and Alice White, of Broadstairs, Kent.
19.11.1917
-
01.06.1990
Canterbury, Kent
Ord.Sea.
21.06.1940 [JX/209381]
AB Sea.
21.09.1940
A/Ldg.Sea.
11.07.1941
T/S.Lt.
20.05.1942?
T/Lt.
21.08.1943
Lt. RN
16.04.1947, seniority 21.08.1943
Lt.Cdr.
21.08.1951 (emgcy 29.03.1952)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings, 09.43)
21.06.1940


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) 
03.07.1940
-
11.07.1940
HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) (for boom defence duties)
12.07.1940
-
14.10.1940
HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon)
15.10.1940
-
09.11.1940
HMS Rooke (boom defence central depot, Rosyth)
10.11.1940
-
16.12.1940
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
17.12.1940
-
13.02.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
14.02.1941
-
31.07.1941
HMS Rooke (boom defence central depot, Rosyth)
01.08.1941
-
01.08.1941
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
02.08.1941
-
14.08.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
15.08.1941
-
15.10.1941
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
16.10.1941
-
18.05.1942
HMS Holderness (destroyer)
19.05.1942
-
19.05.1942
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
20.05.1942
-
21.08.1942
HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
01.1943
-
09.1943
LCT 391 [HMS Dinosaur]
08.1943
-
(04.1946)
HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll)
16.04.1947


transferred to RN
16.10.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS Duke of York (battleship)
14.11.1950
-
(05.1953)
HMS Neptune (Reserve Fleet, Chatham) (for miscellaneous duties)
White,
Leslie George Walsh
L.G.W. White
Son of Charlie Ernest White, and Bessie Walsh.
Unmarried.
(12?).1901
Dartford, Kent
-
(03?).1963
Tonbridge district, Kent
Prob. T/S.Lt. 02.02.1940
T/Lt. 01.04.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Served Merchant Navy.
(03.1940) - (04.1940) HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex) *
01.04.1940 - (07.)1940 HMS Troubadour (armed yacht)
29.08.1940 - (10.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Lea Rig (auxiliary patrol trawler)
31.10.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
04.01.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth, later Roedean School, Brighton) (for Whitehead Department)
07.09.1942 - (10.1944) HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
(01.1945)     HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) *
07.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (for Boat Pool duties)
Published: Ships, coolies and rice (1936; autobiographical reminiscences).
* indexed, but not listed as such
White,
Louis Stuart
L.S. White
?
-
Prob. T/El.S.Lt. 02.11.1942
T/El.Lt. 02.03.1943
(12.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) *
02.03.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Spartiate (RN base Clyde, Glasgow)
07.04.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) (for Anti-Submarine Warfare)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
White-Smith,
Ian Kirkpatrick

I.K. White-Smith
Eldest & twin son of Sir Henry White-Smith (1878-1943), aircraft industrialist, and Lady White-Smith (Winifred Agnes, née Kirkpatrick) (1886-1947).
Unmarried.
19.11.1917
Winterbourne, Gloucestershire
-
05.04.1942
(MIA) [age 24]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 2]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A)
30.12.1940
(02.1941)


HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton) *
11.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, near Alexandria, Egypt)
?
-
05.04.1942
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (missing in action)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Whitney,
John Desmond
J.D. Whitney
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
21.07.1944
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Whitney-Smith,
Charles Alexander
J.D. Whitney
Only son of Edwin Whitney-Smith (1880-1952), RBS, sculptor, and Rachel E. Pitt (1879-1950), of Kilburn.
Married 1st (21.04.1943, Hampstead district, Middlesex; marriage dissolved 1949) Patricia Ann Booth, daughter of Edgar Booth, of Hythe, Kent.
Married 2nd (1954) Michaelina Majali Laporte; one daughter.
16.01.1913
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
01.1984
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
T/S.Lt. 05.01.1940
T/A/Lt. 01.12.1940 (transferred to the reserve 08.05.1945)
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
Education: Westminster College (21.09.1926-; Homeboarder's House); elected to an exhibition at Christ Church College, Oxford University (matric. Michaelmas 1931; MA 1936; fenced against Cambridge (captain) and for England 1936; British Universities Foil Champion 1934; British Junior Epée Champion 1936).
05.01.1940 - (03.)1940 HMS Cochrane (additional; for various services)
01.03.1940 - 01.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Goodwill (naval auxiliary vessel)
24.01.1941 - (06.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Whinchat (naval auxiliary vessel)
(08.1941) - (12.1941) no appointment listed
18.05.1941 - ? British Naval Liaison Officer, French minesweeper "La Moqueuse"
(02.1942) - 08.05.1945 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] * [1944/45 attached to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)]
HM's Foreign Service (Officer (Branch B), 19.12.1957). Served at Lyons, Paris, Marseilles and Medan. Consul Attaché at Rangoon since 1953.
Whitten,
Sidney Bartholomew
S.B. Whitten
Son of ... Whitten, and ... Welton.
Married 1st ((12?).1939, Hackney district, London) Violet J. Rolph; one daughter.
Married 2nd ((06?).1964, St Marylebone district, London) Margot H. Dixon-Robinson.
(09?).1916
Hackney district, London
-
T/A/S.Lt. 19.08.1943
T/S.Lt. 19.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 13.03.1945 assault Normandy 06-09.44
19.08.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for motor landing craft)
03.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base):
(06.1944)     HM LCT 2289 (landing craft, tank) (despatches)
Whyte,
John
J. Whyte (Photo courtesy of Mr Roy Banks)
Married Lena ...; no children.
Residence: Blackpool, then Poulton-le-Fylde.
09.11.1911
Sutton, Surrey
-
11.1976
Ord. Sea. 31.07.1941 [JX 260651]
A/Able Sea. 23.04.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 12.11.1943
T/S.Lt. 12.05.1944 (reld 04.04.1946)

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & France & Germany clasp
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Arctic Star Arc St - -
31.07.1941 - 11.12.1941 HMS Worcestershire (armed merchant cruiser) [North Atlantic convoys HX146, ON012 & SC051]
24.04.1943 - 26.08.1943 HMS Goathland (destroyer) [15th Destroyer Flotilla, English Channel]
08?.1943 - 11?.1943 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
28.12.1943 - 16.11.1944 Gunnery Officer, HMS Charlock (corvette) [support Normandy landings, 16 England/France convoys, 2 Arctic convoys (JW59 & RW59A)]
07.12.1944 - 01.06.1945 HMS Dianella (corvette)
10.10.1945 - 08.03.1946 HMS Kimberley (destroyer) [tender to HMS Excellent]
09.03.1946 - 04.04.1946 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Whale Island, Portsmouth) (additional; for demobilisation)
Wicker,
Frank Albert
F.A. Wicker
Son of Frank Albert Wicker (1885-1968), and Marie Elizabeth Gilling (1888-1942).
Married ((12?).1940, Gravesend district, Kent) Kathleen Louvain Watkins, daughter of Charles Ernest Oliver Watkins; one son, one daughter.
24.05.1914
Gravesend, Kent
-
12.02.1992
Memorial Hospital, Teddington, Middlesex
Prob. T/S/Lt. 05.01.1940
T/S.Lt. 1940?, seniority 05.01.1940
T/Lt. 05.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.10.1949, seniority 19.08.1949
A/Lt.Cdr. 17.10.1955
Lt.Cdr. RNR 22.01.1959 (commission terminated 19.08.1963)
Mention in Despatches MID 24.07.1945 2 patrols Far East
17.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Lady Blanche (armed yacht)
29.06.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS PC 74 (patrol boat)
22.09.1941 - (12.1941) HMS H 43 (submarine)
23.02.1942 - (08.1942) HMS Ursula (submarine)
27.12.1943 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS H 50 (submarine)
05.06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Wolfe (submarine depot ship, Trincomalee)
04.02.1945 - 19.12.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Sturdy (submarine) (despatches)
21.10.1949 - 19.08.1963 recommissioned, RNVR (from 1959 RNR)
Architect.
Wickes,
Ian Goodson
I.G. Wickes (Photo courtesy of Mr Edward Goodson-Wickes)
Son of Melbourne Frederick Wickes, and Clara Bax.
Married Monica; ... children (one son?).
07.04.1917
Greenwich district, London
-
(03?).1973
Southend district
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
28.08.1942
T/Sg.Lt.
05.11.1943, seniority 28.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Letter of Praise

LoP
1943
for photographing a glider bomb when his ship, HMS Bideford was under air attack
Education: MB, BCh
03.10.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Bideford (sloop)
(10.1944)
-
(01.1945)
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
16.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Loch Tarbert (frigate)



may also have served at HMS Exe (frigate) at some point
FRCP. Consultant Paediatrician and farmer, of Stock Harvard, Essex.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Widdup,
Harold Paine
H.P. Widdup
Son of John Roberts Widdup (born 1870), and Emily France (born 1865).
Married (1921, Liverpool) Kathleen Gilligan.
15.03.1899
Sherbrooke Quebec, Canada
-
01.11.1962
Kensington, London
Sg.Lt.
19.01.1927
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
19.01.1933
A/Sg.Cdr.
< 02.1941
Sg.Cdr.
31.12.1942 (retd 15.03.1949)

Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD
?
?
Education: Qualified Liverpool University (04.1919-07.1923; MB; ChB)
Registered in the Medical Register [as Harold Percival Widdup], 10.11.1924.
19.01.1927


joined RNVR (London Division, List 2)
09.1935


RN Hospital, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
31.03.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)
01.04.1941
-
(12.1941)
RN Hospital Minterne Magna [HMS Boscawen]
19.05.1942
-
(06.1944)
HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden) *
04.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
Medical practicioner, 1924-1928 Beckenham, Kent, 1929-1934 Birkdale, Lancs, 1935-1957 Birkdale, Lancs, 1958-1962 London. Also worked for the Cunard line and other lines as a ships surgeon from 1926.
* (07.1945) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Wilcoxon,
Robert Owen
R.O. Wilcoxon
Lived at: 18, Markham Square, Chelsea, London.
1903 ?
-
29.05.1940
(KIA) [age 37]
Dover (St. James's) Cemetery, row C, joint grave 12]
T/A/S.Lt.
?
?
-
29.05.1944
Dunkirk evacuation (killed in action)
Wild,
Peter Grenville
P.G. Wild P.G. Wild
P.G. Wild 
?
-
02.1995
T/S.Lt.
03.07.1941
T/Lt.
03.07.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
07.12.1943
special reconnaissance landings Sicily & Italy [investiture 23.05.44]
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Mention in Despatches MID
10.07.1945
operations Arakan coast 11-44-03.45
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.03.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary), from late 1943 HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (for Combined Operations Pilotage Parties (COPP)) (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer):
(06.1944)


COPP 6 [HMS X.23 (midget submarine)] (Normandy)
05.11.1944
-
06.1945
Officer Commanding, COPP 1 [Naval Party 750] (Arakan)
06.1945
-
?
Senior Officer, COPP Far East
High Sheriff, Staffordshire, 1972.
Wildey,
Ernest Edward
E.E. Wildey
01.08.1913
-
07.1996
Southend on Sea, Essex
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.07.1943 (reld 1945/46)
22.07.1942
-
(07.1945)
FS (French Ship) Paris (independent base for small craft, Plymouth) (for duty with Auxiliary Vessels Gunnery Officer)
Wiles,
Richard Charles
"Dick"
R.C. Wiles (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark Wiles) R.C. Wiles (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark Wiles)
Elder son of Charles E. Wiles (1878-1969), and Ottilia L. Wilkins (née Purkess) (1895-1991), of Wallington.
Married (12.07.1947, Wallington, Surrey Mid Eastern district) Hélène M.A.J. Geldof, only daughter of Mr & Mrs R.C. Geldof, of Bruges, Belgium.
09.04.1922
Lambeth district, London
-
08.11.1994
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
T/A/S.Lt. 20.11.1942
T/S.Lt. 20.05.1943
T/Lt. 20.05.1945 (reld 18.03.1947)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 19.06.1945 landing 4 miles above Nijmegen 45 [decoration posted]
(04.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed [probably: HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)]
(1943)     ... (Sicily & Salerno)
(1944) - (1945) 552nd LCA Flotilla (Normandy, Walcheren, Waal river)
(04.1946)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
Literature: C.M. Wiles, From school to landing craft : a young man's war in letters (2011).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wiley,
Leslie Harding
L.H. Wiley
16.05.1910
West Ham district, Essex
-
05.1995
Haverfordwest district, Dyfed, Wales
Seaman ? [LT/JX 200907]
T/S.Lt. 30.10.1942
T/Lt. 30.07.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 28.11.1945? (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1942) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
28.11.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HM LST 3515 (landing ship, tank)
Wilkes,
Daniel Jack
D.J. Wilkes (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)  
Son of ... Wilkes, and ... Dale.
Husband of P. Wilkes, of Birmingham, Warwickshire.
(06?).1913
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
-
17.07.1943

(KIA) [age 30] (buried at sea)
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 80, column 1]
T/Sg.Lt.
03.09.1939
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
> 02.1943, < 06.1943
Mention in Despatches MID
11.03.1941
removal of an unexploded bomb 18.10.40
Education: Old Edgbaston School; Birmingham University; MRCS, LRCP (1936).
House surgeon, General Hospital, Birmingham. Joined his brother-in-law Dr. Dennis Allin in general practice in Birmingham.
03.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire) (despatches)
31.12.1940
-
17.07.1943
HMS Queen Emma (troop ship) (took part in the raids on Lofoten, Dieppe, Algiers and finally Sicily) (killed by a bomb splinter while the ship was bombed *)
* One tribute was from the Commander-in-Chief of the station in the Mediterranean, who wrote to his captain: "It was a most unfortunate and sad thing that you should have lost Wilkes at a time when he was badly needed, and the more so when he had given such good service and his relief was on the way. A man of such sterling character and so many excellent qualities will be greatly missed. We cannot afford to lose such as he."
Wilkie,
David
D. Wilkie
?
-
T/Lt.
?
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC


Mention in Despatches MID


(1940)


HMT Kingston Beryl
(1944)


Commanding Officer, MTB 738 & Senior Officer, 64th MTB Flotilla
Wilkinson,
Edward Plantagenet
E.P. Wilkinson
06.10.1910
Rochford district, Essex
-
08.1988
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
T/S.Lt. (E) 25.02.1941
T/A/Lt. (E) ?
T/Lt. (E) 03.02.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
25.02.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
(07.1945)     HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) *
Wilkinson,
Peter Charles

P.C. Wilkinson
From Gerrards Cross.
?
-

[perhaps:
05.09.1916
Bromley district, Greater London / Kent
-
04.2003
Surrey Northern district, Surrey]
T/S.Lt.
22.05.1941
T/Lt.
22.05.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
late 1944?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.05.1944
coastal forces action Nore 24.10.43 [MGB 327]
Mention in Despatches MID
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
New Year 45
14.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
04.04.1943
-
06.1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 509 (motor torpedo boat)
06.1944
-
09.1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 612 (motor torpedo boat)
01.09.1944
-
(01.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 751 (motor torpedo boat) & [from late 1944?] as Senior Officer, 63rd MTB Flotilla
Wilkinson,
Stephen Austin
S.A. Wilkinson S.A. Wilkinson
Second son of late Rev. Gordon Austin Wilmot Wilkinson, MC, TD, BA (1885-1939), of Feltwell Rectory, Norfolk, and Marion E. Corke, of Kingston, Cambridge.
Married (13.11.1945, Sumbö Church, Faroe Islands) Anna Sofie Dam, second daughter of Mr & Mrs Jens Dam, of Sumbö, Faroe Islands.
(06?).1919
Caxton district, Cambridgeshire / Huntingdonshire
-
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1941
T/A/Lt. 12.12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 15.08.1944 mine disposal at sea 21.04.44
Education: studied musicology at Oxford (pre-war) & Cambridge (post-war).
14.07.1941 - (12.1942) HMS Northman (RN base, Faroes)
(02.1943) - (04.1943) no appointment listed
09.07.1943 - (07.1945) Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton, from 06.1945 Portsmouth)
Wilks,
Thomas Moreton
T.M. Wilks
03.10.1922
-
01.1998
Chorley, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
30.04.1943
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
? (reld > 04.1946)
Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (The Netherlands) BK
04.03.1947
liaison officer Java Sea 10.44 [Dutch Royal decree of 12.10.46]
23.11.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee) (for submarines)
(10.1944)


British Naval Liaison Officer, Hr.Ms. Zwaardvisch (Dutch submarine)
(07.1945)


HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Willett,
Frederick John
F.J. Willett (Photo courtesy of Mr Don Ferguson) F.J. Willett
F.J. Willett

Son of Edward Willett, and Madge Cecilia Champion.
Married (03.09.1949, Church of Scotland, Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland) Jane Cunningham "Jean" Westwater (30.04.1921 - 07.08.2001), daughter of John Cunningham Westwater and Margaret S Miller Ovenstone; one son, two daughters.
26.02.1922
London
-

03.09.1993
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Prob. T/Midsh. (A) 07.10.1940
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 28.03.1941
T/S.Lt. (A) 01.12.1942
T/Lt. (A) 28.09.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.05.1945 Operation Meridian (air strikes on Palembang 01.45) [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 26.05.1942 operations Mediterranean autumn 41

Australian Order, 1984.

Education: Fitzwilliam House, Cambridge (MA (Hon)); LLD, MBA (Melbourne), FAIM.
22.10.1940 - 07.1941 acting observer, 810 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
26.07.1941 - (02.)1942 acting observer, 830 Squadron FAA [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)] (despatches)
24.03.1942 - (06.)1942 observer, 817 Squadron FAA [HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)]
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
24.08.1942 - (12.1942) observer, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
(02.1943) - (06.1943) Admiralty [HMS President] *
12.07.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) (for observer duties and course)
09.08.1943 - (02.)1944 observer, 738 Squadron FAA [HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)]
01.03.1944 - (06.)1944 observer, 856 Squadron FAA
08.10.1944 - (07.1945) observer, 849 Squadron FAA [HMS Rajah (escort carrier), from 10.12.1944 HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)] (DSC)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
Assistant Director of Research in Industrial Management, University of Cambridge, 1957-62; Sidney Myer Professor of Commerce and Business Administration, 1962-72, then Emeritus, and Pro Vice­Chancellor, 1966-72, University of Melbourne. Vice Chancellor, Griffith University, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1972-1984. Consultant in education administration. Academic Director, Graduate School, Bangkok University, 1986-89. Member, Australia­China Council, 1979-82; Chairman, Indonesian Social Sciences Project, 1983-86. Hon. LLD Melbourne, 1973; Hon. DEcon Qld, 1983; DUniv Griffith, 1983.
Willett,
Reginald
R. Willett
?
-

T/S.Lt. 18.10.1940
T/Lt. 18.01.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(02.1941)     HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton) *
26.05.1941 - (07.)1945 HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Granton) (for training duties)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Williams,
Anthony Leonard Stuart
"Tony"
A.L.S. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Williams)
First son of Leonard Williams, UK sole concessioner for Packard Car, and Sibyl Smyth.
Married ((12?).1950, Chelsea district, London)Angela Cunningham-Reid (née Scott Williams)...; ... children (one son?).
22.02.1921
Kensington district, London
-
2000
Ord.Sea. 1939?/40?
T/Midsh. 18.09.1941
T/S.Lt. 24.02.1942
T/Lt. 18.03.1944 (reld 10.05.1946)
Education: Charterhouse School (1935.1-1939.2).
1939/40?     enlisted RNVR
      HMS Nelson (battleship)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(12.1941) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
22.11.1943 - (10.1945) HMS James Cook (Combined Operations training establishment, Glen Caladh, nr Tignabruich)
1945? - 1946? HMS Rosneath (Combined Operations base, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire)
His son writes: "Enlisted, 1939/1940, as an Able Seaman, HMS Nelson, narrowly, missing the enrolment for HMS Hood, from, before/on his 1st Term at Cambridge University. Served in 'Action Stations' on the 'Pom-Pom' - Discharge in 1945 (HMS Rosneath, Scotland). Visited, Egypt, and fought in battles in the Mediterranean Sea. Something, also, about, navigating 'Invasion Barges', also, training with 'Mad' Mac, on the Coast, using live ammo."
Williams,
Dennis
D. Williams (Photo courtesy of Lorna Harper) D. Williams (Photo courtesy of Lorna Harper)
Son of H.B. Williams, of Glasgow.
Married 1st (25.09.1947) Anne Galbraith Martin (25.01.1924 - ), daughter of Lt.Col. Douglas McCrone Martin (1897-), and Annie Dunlop Galbraith (1900-1988); two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd Florence (née ...); one step-son, one step-daughter.
?
-
05.04.2007
Ailsa Hospital
Prob. Midsh. 07.12.1938
A/S.Lt. 07.12.1939
S.Lt. 01.05.1940
Lt. 27.04.1942 (reld 30.05.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 27.07.1943 action with 2 Italian destroyers 15.04.43 [investiture 22.09.44]

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
07.12.1938     joined RNVR (Clyde Division)
10.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Bittern (escort vessel)
02.07.1940 - (12.)1941 HMS Worcester (destroyer)
06.12.1941 - 16.04.1943 HMS Pakenham (destroyer) (ship sunk by Italian MTBs off Sicily) (DSC)
17.04.1943 - 22.10.1943 HMS Hurworth (destroyer) (ship mined east of Kalymnos)
10.10.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Scarborough (sloop)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
MIRACLE MAN SURVIVES FIVE SPINE FRACTURES
Although he suffered five fractures to the spine and two broken ribs, when his ship blow up, Lieut. Dennis Williams, D.S.C., who is known as the, "miracle man," is hoping to get back to sea soon. For many weeks he has been lying encased in plaster paris at a West Scotland naval hospital and the doctors and nurses are astonished that he is still alive. Williams was injured last September when H.M.S. Hurworth, on which he was stationed, attempted to take off the crew of the Greek destroyer Adrias after the latter had hit a mine. Hurworth was just going alongside the Adrias when it also hit a mine and the, captain, navigating officer and Williams were blown on the ship. Unable to swim because of his injuries, Williams clung to a piece of wood for about half an hour until he was located by other members of the crew, who had got away in a Carley float. Williams was taken in tow, two petty officers taking turns to keep his head above the water. Nearly nine hours later all were picked up.
Williams,
Eric Maddox *
E.M. Williams
* Navy List has as second Christian name: Maddon
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
28.10.1940
T/Lt.
28.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
? (reld < 04.1946)
28.10.1940


commissioned from the ranks (Petty Officer)
07.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton)
(1942/43?)
 
 
possibly at HMS Dorlin (Combined Operations base, Dorlin House, Acharacle, Argyll)
28.02.1944
-
(06.)1944
HMS Lizard (Combined Operations (landing craft) base, Shoreham)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Colombo, Ceylon) (for disposal)
Williams,
John David Prosser
J.D.P. Williams
(09?).1918
Haverfordwest district, Dyfed / Pembrokeshire
-
29.04.1975
Wimbledon, London
T/Paym.S.Lt.
09.08.1940
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S)
09.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
22.08.1940
-
(12.1941)
for duty in Admiral's office of Flag Officer Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands [HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa)]
01.01.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Onslow (destroyer)
> 10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Secretary to Director of Combined Operations (Naval), Combined Operations HQ
Company director.
Williams,
Peter Alexander
P.A. Williams
Son of a merchant navy officer.
Married Joe Roe, daughter of aviation pioneer A.V. Roe; one son, one daughter.

21.03.1912
-
16.01.2004
Uckfield, Sussex
T/S.Lt.
29.11.1939
T/Lt.
03.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 12.1943, < 06.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
15.08.1944
special operations at sea [investiture 24.10.44]
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
06.06.1994
special operations
Education: Malvern and Worcester College, Oxford
Solicitor; member of Chelsea Council. Unpaid constituency secretary to Sir Samuel Hoare, 1936-1937.
29.12.1936


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached to London Division RNVR]
1939


HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove)
14.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Tourmaline (armed trawler) (Scapa Flow)
05.1940
-
(06.)1940
HM MA/SB 10 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Osprey?]
17.06.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Dolphin (for Fort Blockhouse, Gosport)
25.07.1941
- (12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 118 (motor launch) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)] (Channel convoys)
1942?
-
1942
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 325 (motor gun boat) (at Looe, Great Yarmouth and Felixstowe) (clandestine operations off Dutch coast)
11.05.1942 - (02.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 612 (motor gun boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)] (at Brixham, Great Yarmouth; expedition to Gothenburg aborted in severe weather)
05.04.1943
-
(10.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 502 (motor gun boat) & Senior Officer, 15th MGB Flotilla (Dartmouth) (running agents & stores between France and Britain)
30.10.1944

-

(07.1945)

Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)

Solicitor; Chairman, East Grinstead Conservative Party; Clerk, Conservators of Ashdown Forest; President, Sussex Law Society.
Williams,
Philip John
P.J. Williams
Son of William D. Williams, and Minnie Gertrude Coombes, of Wallasey, Cheshire.
(03?).1922
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
15.11.1942
(MPK) [age 20]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 2]
T/Midsh. (A) 02.07.1941
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 02.01.1942

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.12.1942 Operation EV (North Russian concoy PQ18 & QP14 09.42) [presented to next-of-kin]
(08.1941) - (10.1941) HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
(12.1941)     HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire) *
01.02.1942 - 17.07.1942 pilot, 802 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
18.07.1942 - 09.1942 pilot, 802 Squadron FAA [HMS Avenger (escort carrier)] (ship torpedoed & sunk by U-155 near Gibraltar)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Williams,
Stanley Arthur
S.A. Williams
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
10.04.1903
West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire
-
(09?).1966
West Ham district, Essex
T/Wt.Eng. RNR 03.05.1943
T/Lt. (E) 17.07.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Served Merchant Navy, 1918-1966.
14.06.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(06.1944)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
24.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS St Clement (Combined Operations base, Coal House Fort, Tilbury, Essex) (for landing craft duties)
03.1945 - (07.1945) HM LST 160 (landing ship, tank)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Williams,
Valentine Osborne
V.O. Williams

Son of Frederick Thomas Charles and Florence Elizabeth Williams.
Married Margaret Dora Jane Williams, of Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
(03?).1908
Uxbridge, Middlesex
-
02.11.1944
off Ostend
(KIA)
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 13, column 3]
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
19.05.1944
24.02.1944
-
02.11.1944
HM Trawler Colsay (sunk by a German human torpedo off Ostend)
Williams,
William Owen
W.O. Williams

Son of Bertie Williams, and Abigail Owens.
24.06.1920
Cardiff
-
20.09.2004
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 13.05.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
? - 25.08.1940 SS Jamaica Pioneer (steam merchant) (torpedoed & sunk by U-100 off the Irish coast)
      temporary officer serving under T.124X agreements
10.05.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Manchester City (controlled mining base ship, Home Waters)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Williamson,
Harold Ernest Peter Arthur
H.E.P.A. Williamson

Married ((09?).1945, Banbury district, Oxfordshire) Stella M. Cottam; ... children (one son?).
(06?).1921 ?
West Derby district ?
-
31.07.2007
T/A/S.Lt. 11.12.1942
T/S.Lt. 11.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(02.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Photographic engineer.
His son, Mr Jim Williamson writes: "My Father, HEPA Williamson, served as bos’n’s mate on HMS Foresight in the Russian Convoys. Later, he was commissioned and commanded landing craft in the Med, Sicily landings etc. I have his order for release from HMS Mylodon in early 1946."
Willing,
David
D. Willing
Eldest son of Leonard Furness Willing (1889-1958), and Kathleen Lewtas (1895-1939), of Olton, Birmingham.
Married (1948?, Nairobi) Pamela Mary Constance Gregory, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles Gregory, of London W1; two sons.
(06?).1922
King's Norton, Warwickshire
-
Ord. Coder 22.08.1940
Coder 22.05.1941
Ldg. Coder 26.11.1941
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 3010.1942
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 30.04.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 30.04.1945 (dispersal 14.11.1946) (reld 08.01.1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.01.1999 New Year 99: for services to local community, Scotland
Minesweeping Anti-Submarine Silver Badge, 05.1941.
Education: Solihull School.
12.06.1940     joined RNVR
10.1940 - 12.1942 coder, HMS Northern Dawn (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (North Atlantic convoy escort duties)
21.12.1942 - 01.1944 HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland) (for cypher duties in Admiral's Office)
01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay, India) (for landing craft duties)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
11.1944 - 03.1946 HMS Chilwa (landing craft base, Calcutta)
05.03.1946 - 06.1946 HMS Tengra (Combined Operations base, Mandapam, India) & as First Lieutenant, Medway Barracks, Colombo, Ceylon
04.06.1946 - 11.1946 HMS Boscawen (minesweeper base, Portland) (for base duties)
14.11.1946 - 1965 Royal Naval Supplementary Volunteer Reserve (Special Branch) [attached Severn Division RNVR]
East & West Africa, active in Supplies & Shipping including Port Manager Niger River Transport, Burutu. The United Africa Co., 1947-1973.
Willsmer,
Ralph John
R.J. Willsmer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Caroline Graham) R.J. Willsmer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Caroline Graham)
Married (04.1941, Wandsworth district, London) Daphne G. Dewar; one son, one daughter.
29.05.1907
Hackney district, Greater London
-
1992
Prob. T/S.Lt. 21.06.1940
T/Lt. 21.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS St Albans (destroyer)
02.12.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
15.06.1943 - (07.)1945 Torpedo Officer, HMS Arethusa (cruiser)
1945 - 1946? HMS Ausonia (heavy repair ship)
Wilmot,
William John
W.J. Wilmot
?
-
T/S.Lt.
17.01.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
17.01.1945



joined RNVR 1939, was in destroyers, spent time off west Africa, also Atlantic convoys
30.12.1943
-
(04.)1944
HMS Corfu (armed merchant cruiser)
22.05.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Cyclops (depot ship for 7th Submarine Flotilla) (Rothesay)
Wilson,
Allistair Tennant
A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson) A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson)
A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson) A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson)
A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson) 
Married (15.04.1939, Finchley) Jean Christine Stewart (29.10.1908 - 23.08.1983); one son, one daughter.
08.07.1908
Streatham Hill, Wandsworth district, London
-
04.01.1964
Musgrave Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset
Prob. Midsh.
01.11.1926
Midsh.
1927, seniority 01.11.1926
A/S.Lt.
04.10.1928
S.Lt.
04.10.1929
Lt.
04.10.1931
Lt.Cdr.
04.10.1939
Cdr.
31.12.1949 (retd 08.1954; medically unfit)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
01.01.1954
New Year 54 [investiture 02.03.54]

Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD
11.1941
as Transporting & Senior Staff Officer

 

Education: King's School, Bruton, Somerset (09.1917-04.1924)
Worked from 1925 on as clerk, later conservative agent.
01.11.1926


joined, London Division RNVR [HMS President]
21.03.1927
-
17.04.1927
sea training, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.1928
-
03.1928
sea training, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
06.07.1929
-
26.07.1929
sea training, HMS Comus (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
02.06.1930
-
14.06.1930
sea training, HMS Vortigern (destroyer) (Rosyth)
05.1931
-
05.1931
course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
05.1931
-
05.1931
course, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
04.09.1931
-
18.09.1931
sea training, HMS Restless (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
08.05.1932
-
19.06.1932
sea training, HMS Dundalk (twin screw minesweeper) (North Sea)
1930s


Executive Officer, RNVR Singapore Division [HMS Laburnum (sloop) (New Zealand)]  [went to Singapore 11.1932, from 18.04.1934-08.1935 at Kuching, Serawak]
23.05.1937
-
12.06.1937
sea training, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
11.1938
-
11.1938
sea training, HMS Sharpshooter (minesweeper)
(03?).1939


transferred, Tyne Division RNVR (List 2) [HMS Calliope]
07.1939
-
07.1939
sea training, HMS Acheron (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
23.08.1939
-
26.08.1939
passage to Malta [SS Brighton]
01.09.1939
-
08.11.1939
HMS Dunoon (twin screw minesweeper) (Mediterranean)
09.11.1939
-
20.11.1943
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties: initially at Fort St Elmo, from 14.07.1941 on Assistant King's Harbour Master's staff at Malta Dockyard)
13.03.1944
-
(04.)1945
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon, Scotland) (for Naval Party 1500 [HMS Royal Anne]) (from 06.1944 as Assistant King's Harbour Master, Mulberry B, Arromanches, Normandy)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
09.1946


transferred, Severn Division RNVR (List 2) [HMS Flying Fox]
(05.1953)
-
(07.)1954
Executive Officer, Severn Division RNVR [HMS Flying Fox]
Conservative agent, then from 1956 poultry farmer at Steart, nr Bridgwater, Somerset.
Wilson,
Frederick William
F.W. Wilson
Son of ... Wilson, and ... Rose.
30.07.1915
West Ham district, London
-
12.06.2009
T/Lt. (S) 29.01.1943
T/A/Paym.Lt.Cdr. = T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
     

training at HMS President (Admiralty), HMS King Alfred (RNVR officer's' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) and HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Brighton); served on HMS Nelson (battleship) and HMS Maine (hospital ship); base supply officer in Venice and Southampton

17.02.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton)
(10.1944)     HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton) *
10.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy) (initially for service at Bari)
(04.1946)     HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wilson,
George Caldwell
G.A. Wilson
?
Glasgow, Scotland
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 27.08.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
      temporary officer serving under T.124T (rescue tugs) agreement
31.03.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Marshal Soult (trawler base, Portsmouth) (for rescue tugs)
01.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown) (for duty with rescue tugs)
Wilson,
Graham Alexander
G.A. Wilson
?
-
T/S.Lt.
23.05.1943
T/Lt.
01.11.1944
01.02.1944
-
(04.)1944
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 604 (motor torpedo boat)
18.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
Third Officer, HM MTB 751 (motor torpedo boat)
02.07.1945
-
(07.1945)
[Commanding Officer?], HM MTB 490 (motor torpedo boat)
07.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 520 (motor torpedo boat)
Wilson,
Henry Elcock
H.E. Wilson
16.10.1909
-
10.1985
Taunton Deane, Somerset
Midsh.
23.11.1928
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1931
S.Lt.
02.06.1933
Lt.
30.06.1935
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1943 (reld 1946)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
28.09.1945
?
1928?


joined RNVR (Mersey Division, List II)



probably served at some period at HMS Ashanti (destroyer) & HMS Rodney (battleship)
08.03.1940
-
(08.)1942
HMS Caledon (cruiser)
26.10.1942
-
(04.)1944
HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
13.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Sandhurst (depot ship)
Wilson,
Noel John
N.J. Wilson
Residence: (1945) Barnt Green, Birmingham.
17.12.1912
-
08.1986
Liverpool district, Lancashire
... ...
T/El.Lt. 05.10.1940
Pre- & post-war mains supply engineer, Co. of London Elec. Supply.
      general degaussing duties, including Beirut & Piraeus (specializing in creation & maintenance of transforming station, switchgear & H.V. cables)
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Wilson,
Richard John McMoran;

2nd Baron Moran (cr. 1943)
R.J.M. Wilson
Elder son of 1st Baron Moran, MC, MD, FRCP, and Dorothy (died 1983), MBE, daughter of late Samuel
Felix Dufton, DSc.
Succeeded father, 1977.
Married (1948) Shirley Rowntree Harris; two sons, one daughter.

22.09.1924
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
14.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George KCMG
1981
?
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
1970
?
Grand Cross, Order of the Infante (Portugal), 1978.
Education: Eton; King's College, Cambridge
1943


Ordinary Seaman, HMS Belfast
1944
-
1944
served in Motor Torpedo Boats
19.08.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Oribi (destroyer)
Foreign Office, 1945; Third Secretary, Ankara, 1948; Tel­Aviv, 1950; Second Secretary, Rio de Janeiro, 1953; First Secretary, Foreign Office, 1956; Washington, 1959; Foreign Office 1961; Counsellor, British Embassy in S Africa, 1965; Head of W African Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1968-1973, concurrently Ambassador to Chad (non-resident), 1970-1973; Ambassador to Hungary, 1973-1976, to Portugal, 1976-1981; High Commissioner in Canada, 1981-1984. Cross Bencher, House of Lords, 1984.
Member, Industry sub Committee, 1984-1986, Environment sub Committee, 1986-1991, Agricultural sub Committee, 1991-1995, 1997-, EC Committee; sub Committee on the 1996 Inter­governmental Conf., 1995-; Member Science and Technol. Committee sub Committees on scientific base of Nature Conservancy Council, 1990, on fish stocks, 1995; Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Conservation Group, 1992- (Vice­Chairman, 1989-1992). Vice­Chairman, Atlantic Salmon Trust, 1988-1995 (Member Management Committee, 1984-); Chairman, Fisheries Advisory Committee for Welsh Region, National Rivers Authority, 1989-1994; Member, Regional Fisheries Advisory Committee, Welsh Water Authority, 1987-1989; President, Welsh Salmon and Trout Angling Association, 1988-1995; Chairman, Salmon and Trout Assoc., 1997-. Chairman, Wildlife and Countryside Link, 1992-1995; Pres., Radnorshire Wildlife Trust, 1994-; Member, Council, RSPB, 1989-1994 (Vice President, 1997-).
Published: (as John Wilson): C. B. : a life of Sir Henry Campbell­Bannerman, 1973 (Whitbread Award, 1973); Fairfax, 1985.
Wilson,
Robert Gordon
"Tug"
R.G. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Sandy Wilson) R.G. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Sandy Wilson)
Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Wilson.
Married (17.09.[1940?]) Margaret Pollock Forsyth.
23.06.1910
Glasgow, Scotland
-
02.1998
Solihull South district, West Midlands
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 10.07.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 10.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

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

(1940)     HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton)
28.07.1942 - (04.)1944 HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
04.09.1944 - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
Moved to Birmingham 1950 and worked for the Royal Insurance Company, Bennetts Hill.
Wilson,
Roi Edgerton
"Tug"
R.E. Wilson

01.06.1921
Stourbridge, Worcestershire
-
17.03.2009
T/S.Lt. (A)
14.08.1942
T/Lt. (A)
14.02.1945
Lt. (A) RN
1946?, seniority 14.02.1945
Lt.Cdr. RN
14.02.1953
Cdr. RN
31.12.1959
Capt. RN
30.06.1968 (retd 31.03.1976)

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

CBE
01.01.1974
New Year 74 [Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Malta] [investiture 19.03.74]
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
03.12.1957
Malaya [848 Sqn FAA (Helos)] [decoration presented]
Mention in Despatches MID
23.12.1952
Korea (5th List) [HMS Glory]
26.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 742 Squadron FAA [HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon), from 08.09.1944 HMS Vairi (RN Air Station, Sullur, India)]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
...
-
...
...
 
Wilson,
Thomas Montgomery
T.M. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Kenneth Scott Wilson)
Son of William M.W. Wilson and Adelina Jane Brown, Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland.
Married Elizabeth Allan Scott; two sons, one daughter.
04.11.1915
-
02.1990
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. ?
T/Sg.Lt. 09.1941, seniority 01.05.1941
Education: University of Edinburgh (MB, ChB; 1940).
22.05.1941 - 13.02.1943 Medical Officer, HMS Princess Josephine Charlotte (depot ship, Falmouth)
General Medical Practitioner, Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland 1944-1981. Appointed factory doctor. Medical Officer, Bury Infirmary.
Wilton,
Fred
F. Wilton
Son of Chief Engineer Officer Thomas Kirby Wilton, Merchant Navy (died, aged 56, 12.01.1942 when SS Quickstep was lost), and Sarah Hannah Booth.
Married; ... children.
12.1920
Roker, Sunderland, Co. Durham
-
1992
Suffolk
T/A/S.Lt. 13.03.1941
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 01.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
25.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Bacchante (minesweeper and anti-submarine base, Aberdeen) (for miscellaneous duties)
09.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
10.07.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Ranee (escort carrier)
Trinity House pilot at Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.
Windle
Charles Neville Cole
C.N.C. Windle
Son (with one brother and one sister) of George Harry Windle (1872-1948), and Lilian Meta Bradshaw (1872-1942).
Married (02.07.1937, Bucklow district, Cheshire) Jean Marjory Charlton (14.07.1914 - 10.09.1975), daughter of Alfred Pacey Charlton (1886-), and Marjory Roylance (1887-); one daughter, one son.
03.01.1907
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
20.11.1982
Newton Abbot district, Devon
T/A/S.Lt. 02.04.1943
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1943
T/A/Lt. 01.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Employed with Martins Bank Ltd., joning Manchester Branch in 1923 (Manager of Cheltenham Branch, 1939-1947).
< 03.1943     on a destroyer in Russia
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
(08.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship) *
(10.1943)     British Naval Liaison Officer to Polish officer training base "Baltyk"
01.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
< 02.1944     British Naval Liaison Officer on a Polish destroyer
(04.1944) - (04.1946) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wingrove,
Arthur George
A.G. Wingrove
?
-
T/S.Lt.
29.04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
06.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Romney (minesweeper)
?
-
?
Commanding Officer, HMS Tanganyika (minesweeper) ?
Winn,
[Rt. Hon. Sir] Charles Rodger Noel
C.R.N. Winn
Son of Ernest Winn and Joan Winn (later Martino).
Married (1930) Helen Joyce, daughter of late Col. E.V. Sydenham, DSO, TD, DL; one daughter.

22.12.1903
Barnt Green, Worcestershire
-
04.06.1972
London
T/Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
01.02.1941
T/A/Capt. (Sp.Br.)
1944 (reld > 04.1946)
- PC
1965
Privy Councillor
Knight Kt
1959
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
12.06.1947
HM's birthday 47
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA)
LM
17.07.1945
intelligence on enemy submarines
1939
-
02.1941
civilian assistant to head of submarine tracking room, Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty
01.02.1941
-
(10.1944)
head of submarine tracking room, Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Called to Bar (Cert. Hon.), Inner Temple, 1928; Bencher, 1953; formerly Counsel to GPO (common law); Junior Counsel to the Treasury (Common Law), 1954-1959; Judge of High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Div., 1959-1965; 1965-1971 A Lord Justice of Appeal. Lord Chancellor's Law Reform Committee, 1963-; Criminal Law Revision Committee, 1964-; Chairman: Permanent Security Commission, 1964-1971; Committee on Personal Injury Litigation, 1966-1968 (Cmnd 3691). Governor of St Thomas' Hospital and Chairman of Council of Medical School, 1965-1970.
Winter,
Thomas Alfred Baldwin
"Tom"
T.A.B. Winter (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Winter) T.A.B. Winter (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Winter)
Son of Alfred John Winter, and May Bird.
Married ((09?).1947, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Ruth Ethel Newbury (14.08.1916 - 08.1999), daughter of Walter Frank Newbury, and E.A. Wallis; two sons.

Wartime residence: Oaklands Farm, Scribers Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham.
21.04.1916
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
13.10.2010
Solihull South, West Midlands
T/S.Lt. 18.12.1941
T/Lt. 18.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 18.09.1945 minesweeping operations Adriatic 10.44-05.45
21.02.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Macbeth (minesweeping trawler)
11.05.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Sheppey (Isle class trawler)
(01.1945)     HMS Gruinard (minesweeping trawler) *
02.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Gruinard (minesweeping trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Winterburn,
Archibald George Henry
A.G.H. Winterburn [Courtesy of Donald Seiffert]
(06?).1908
Uxbridge, Middlesex
-

11.1975
T/A/Paym.S.Lt.
25.05.1944
T/Paym.S.Lt. = T/S.Lt. (S)
24.11.1944
T/Lt. (S)
01.03.1946

Engraving on a souvenir diver's knife presented to Winterburn. It reads in full: "Souvenir of "P" Parties (The Human Minesweepers) 1942-1946 Lieutenant (S) A.G.H. Winterburn R.N.V.R. Supply Officer  [Courtesy of Donald Seiffert]

(1943)


Supply Officer, HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
(10.1944)


Supply Officer, HMS Firework (base for port parties, London/Dartmouth) *
27.10.1944
-
(1946)
Supply Officer, HMS Vernon, Minesweeping Department, Northern Ireland [RN base at Portsmouth]
Skilled chess player: won the BCCA (British Correspondence Champion Association) championship in 1936.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wintle,
Kyrle Thomas Moore Allan
K.T.M.A. Wintle
Son of ... Wintle, and ... Wade.
(06?).1913
Devonport district, Devon
-
2006
T/S.Lt.
04.09.1941
T/Lt.
04.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Headteacher, Aylsham High School, 1958-.... Member for the Aylsham Ward, 1973-1991 & Chairman of the Council, 1988-1989.
Wisden,
Arthur Raymond
A.R. Wisden
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 14.02.1944
01.03.1944 - (07.1945) observer, 828 Squadron FAA [HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)]
[25.07.1945 shot down; rescued by the submarine USS Toro on its 2nd War Patrol]
Wise,
Desmond Philip Bulkeley
D.P.B. Wise
?
-
T/Lt. (A) 01.04.1944
17.07.1944 - (07.1945) pilot, 828 Squadron FAA [HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)]
[25.07.1945 shot down; rescued by the submarine USS Toro on its 2nd War Patrol]
Wise,
Douglas Arthur
D.A. Wise
Son of Gordon Andrew and May Wise, of Worcester Park, Surrey.
1919 ?
-
25.07.1941
(MIA) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 2, panel 7]
Prob. Midsh. (A)
01.04.1939
A/S.Lt. (A)
19.12.1939
S.Lt. (A)
14.03.1940

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
06.01.1942
good service in Mediterranean
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
(04.1940)


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
27.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
 
819 Squadron, FAA [HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)]
1941
-
25.07.1941
815 Squadron, FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria)]
[torpedoed the Vichy French Destroyer Chevalier Paul on 16.06.1941; missing  in action in the attack on the Italian Fleet at Taranto]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wise,
John Nelson
J.N. Wise
?
-
T/Lt.
20.12.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
1944? (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
16.01.1945
coastal actions Plymouth area 07-08.44 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.09.1945
coastal actions Arakan 10.44-04.45
20.12.1939
-
(08.1942)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
28.02.1944
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 672 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1944)
-
(08.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 720 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC)
30.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 594 (motor launch) & as Senior Officer, 13th ML Flotilla (despatches)
(01.1945)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Witts,
Vincent William
V.W. Witts
Son of William Witts, and Alice Smith.
Married ((12?).1941, Stroud, Gloucestershire) Kathleen May Guy; one daughter.
14.09.1920
Stroud, Gloucestershire
-
12.05.1943
(KIA) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 7]
T/S.Lt. (A)
25.10.1941
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
05.1942
-
(08.)1942
830 Squadron FAA [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
12.12.1942
-
12.05.1943
811 Squadron FAA [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkneys), from 03.1943 HMS Biter (escort carrier)]
[while flying a patrol in a Swordfish Mk.II escorting convoy HX 237 shot down by gunfire from the German submarine U230, the aircraft exploded on hitting the water killing all on board]
Wolfe,
John Alfred
J.A. Wolfe

?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
23.02.1940
T/S.Lt.
11.05.1940
T/Lt.
23.02.1941 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.08.1944
40 minelaying operations Nore Command [investiture 07.11.44]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
02.01.1945
attacks Nore 14.09 & 08.10.44 [investiture 10.07.45]
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
19.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 107 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) *
15.02.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria) (for MTBs)
19.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 232 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
20.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 387 (motor torpedo boat)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wolfe-Murray,
Christopher Charles
C.C. Wolfe-Murray
Son of Cdr. Philip Charles Knightly Murray (1856-1932), and Ellie Blanch de Winton (died 1938).
Married (26.10.1933) Hester Mary Ogle (born 30.07.1904), daughter of Newton Charles Ogle and Beatrice Anne Cradock-Hartopp; two daughters.
25.04.1903
Crediton district, Devon
-
(12?).1980
Spilsby district
Prob. S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
26.10.1922 (reld 1925/26?)
T/Lt.
08.01.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Loretto
08.01.1940
-
(02.)1941
Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.05.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Nemo (auxiliary patrol base, Brightlingsea)
(08.1942)


HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
22.03.1943
-
(10.1943)
on staff of Principal British Naval Liaison Officer to Allied Navies [HMS President]
(10.1944)


HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon) *
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wolfson,
Vladimir
V. Wolfson
Married Dorothy Mary Wolfson (1890 Pietermaritzburg - 1983 Sparrows Nest, Thorley).
c. 1890 ?
-
1954
near Elba
[buried at Porto Azzurro]
Lt. (Sp.Br.)
12.01.1926
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
12.01.1934 (mobilized 08.09.1939)
Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
30.06.1943 (appointment terminated 26.05.1945)
Capt. (Sp.Br.)
30.06.1951

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

OBE
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VD
?
?
? GkDSM
06.11.1945
services to Greece winter 44-45 [award posted]



joined RNVR (London Division, List 2)
01.11.1939
-
04.1940
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
26.04.1940
-
(06.1944)
Assistant Naval Attaché Istanbul, Turkey  [HMS President]
(10.1944)


HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not lsited as such
Womersley,
Edward Henry Robert
E.H.R. Womersley (Photo courtesy of Sally Oldfield)
?
-
T/S.Lt. 09.04.1943
T/Lt. 01.11.1944

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.07.1944 action Nore 10.05.44 [investiture 10.10.44]
... - ... ...
24.01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 4th MTB Flotilla)
02.1944 - 05.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 455 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC)
Shipping agent and company director in South Africa; Chairman South African Board, National Mutual Life Association of Australasia, Cayzer Invest. (Pty) Ltd., Regional Board Allied Building Society, C.T.; Director Palmer Womersley Distributors (Pty.) Ltd.
Wood,
Christopher Russell
C.R. Wood
07.12.1912
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland
-
04.1987
Northumberland West
Prob. S.Lt.
02.08.1934
S.Lt.
16.07.1936
Lt.
16.07.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld from active service 05. 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
16.07.1947 (retd 28.07.1951)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
-
02.08.1934
 
 
joined RNVR (Tyne Division)
(04.1940)
 
 
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
22.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Port Quebec (minelayer)
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
27.01.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland) (for gunnery duties)
01.09.1942
-
(12.1943)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Bee (Coastal Forces base, Holyhead)
05.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Vengeance (aircraft carrier)
* indexed, but not lsited as such
Wood,
Dennis
D. Wood
Son of William Ernest Wood, and Isabella Rachel Phipps (1884-?).
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
20.10.1922
Kidderminster district, Hereford and Worcester / Shropshire / Staffordshire / Worcestershire
-
02.05.2001
Lara, Victoria, Australia
T/A/S.Lt. 11.11.1943
T/S.Lt. 11.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
11.11.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
      HM LCI(L) 3 (landing craft, infantry (large))
Joined the Malayan Police force during the Communist uprising.
Wood,
Ernest Norman
E.N. Wood
Only son of Mr & Mrs A.G. Wood, of Neston, Cheshire.
Married (14.09.1935, St Mary's, Barrington, Langport district, Somerset) Barbara Hamilton Lyle (09.06.1909 - (06?).1972), sister of Lt.Cdr. Ian Duff Lyle, DSC, RNVR, and younger daughter of Col. Abram Arthur Lyle, OBE, TD (1880-1931), and Elsie Ronalds Crowdy (1882-1948), of Barrington Court, Ilminster, Somerset.; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
(06?).1908
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
13.04.1961
Wallasey, Cheshire
Prob. S.Lt. 08.06.1931
S.Lt. 06.07.1932
Lt. 06.07.1935
A/Lt.Cdr. < 02.1943
Lt.Cdr. 06.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Cdr. 31.12.1946
Capt. 30.06.1950 (retd 25.07.1954)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1942 New Year 42 [investiture 12.05.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.08.1945 relief of Greece [investiture 30.10.45]
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 12.06.1945 -
Education: Shrewsbury School (Ridgemount House, 1921.3-1926); Oxford University (BA).
08.06.1931     joined RNVR - Mersey Division
20.11.1939 - (12.)1940 Third Hand, HMS Vega (destroyer)
02.12.1940 - 20.03.1944 HMS Atherstone (destroyer) (DSC)
[initially as Third Hand, then as First Lieutenant, and finally as Commanding Officer [from 04.1942]]
03.1944 - 22.01.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Tuscan (destroyer) (Bar to DSC)
19.02.1945 - (07.1945) an Assistant to Naval Assistants to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1948) - (07.)1954 Commanding Officer, Mersey Division RNVR [HMS Eaglet]
Solicitor (admitted 1932). Senior Partner in the firm of Abercromby & Wood, Liverpool.
Wood,
Frank Cecil
F.C. Wood
Son of Arthur Bertie Thomas Wood (1884-1982) and Mabel Oxlade (1881-1966?).
Married ((09?).1939, Greenwich district, London) Diana Margery Walden, of Sidcup, Kent.
(09?).1916
Kingston district, Surrey
-
31.03.1942
(MPK) [age 26]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 7]
T/S.Lt. (A) *

* In London Gazette of 20.11.1942 his appointment to this rank is shown with seniority of 06.11.1942

? - 31.03.1942 pilot, 826 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)] (killed on air operations)
Wood,
James Templeton
J.T. Wood (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carol Barton)
Younger son (with one brother and one sister) of Henry James Theodore Wood (1863-1918), barrister-at-law, and Ellen Beatrice Jones-Parry (1866-1961), of London W2.
Married (06.06.1937, Eastry district, Kent) Norah Gartside Tipping (01.03.1911 - 09.09.2011), of London W11; three daughters.
24.09.1906
Lane End, Wycombe district, Buckinghamshire
-
05.1985
Eastbourne district, Sussex
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 08.12.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 08.03.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 10.1944, < 01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Electrical engineer.
      Special Branch officer employed on scientific duties (mainly radar duties in Dover and on the continent):
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
03.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haslemere)
01.02.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Wood,
[Sir] John Arthur Haigh;
2nd Baronet
J.A.H. Wood
Son (with two sisters) of Sir John Wood, 1st Bt. (1857-1951), and Estelle Benham (1862-1947).
Married (30.06.1919, London) Hon. Evelyn Saumarez (13.08.1883 - 02.05.1934), daughter of James St. Vincent Saumarez, 4th Baron Saumarez (1843-1937), and Jane Anne Vere-Broke (1855-1933); two daughters.
22.05.1888
Yarpole, Hereford
-
05.03.1974
Weybridge, Surrey
T/Lt. 11.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 26.08.1941? (commission terminated 27.10.1944; medically unfit)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.09.1917 ?
Military Cross MC 27.03.1915 ?
Mention in Despatches MID WW I ?
Education: Stubbington House School; HMS Britannia.
Admitted to Inner Temple in 1912 entitled to practice as a barrister-at-law.
WW I     Captain in the service of the 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
11.11.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth)
05.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)
26.08.1941 - (12.1941) Staff Officer (Operations), HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
01.1942 - (04.)1942 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
01.04.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
16.02.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
Justice of the Peace (JP), Suffolk, 1928-1946.
Wood,
John Edward
J.E. Wood
?
-
T/S.Lt.
22.05.1941
T/A/Lt.
> 12.1941, < 08.1942
T/Lt.
1944/45?, seniority 22.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
21.07.1941
-
(10.1944)
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (in lieu of specialist Gunnery Officer)
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wood,
Peter Watson
P.W. Wood (Imperial War Museum © IWM HU 71296)
?
-
... ...
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 02.12.1939
... - ... ...
12.01.1940 - (04.1940) Captain's Secretary, HMS Curacoa (cruiser)
Wood,
Wilfred Knoyle
W.K. Wood
Son of ... Wood, and ... Barnes.
Married ...; two sons, two daughters.
09.03.1914
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
01.12.1973
Sudbury, Suffolk
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 26.06.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.06.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 02.1944, < 04.1944

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

Solicitor.
24.07.1942 - (04.1946) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Wood,
William
W. Wood
?
-
T/Sg.Lt. 28.01.1944

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Italy Star It St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: University of Glasgow (MB, ChB 1943).
03.03.1944 - (04.)1945 HM FDT 13 (fighter direction tender)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
01.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Lagos (destroyer)
General practitioner (Wilkie, Allan, Wood & Williamson at Motherwell, Lanarkshire). Dental Anaesthetist, Burgh of Motherwell & Wishaw. Late House Surgeon, Maternity Section, Ayrshire Central Hospital. House Physician, Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Surgical House Officer, Gartloch Emergency Hospital.
Woodall,
Anthony Joseph
A.J. Woodall (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))
05.10.1917
-
09.1998
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
... ...
T/Lt. 21.05.1943
... - ... ...
16.09.1942 - (10.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
... - ... ...
Woodhams,
Kenneth James Frederick
"Ken"
K.J.F. Woodhams
Lived at Malta, Hampshire & Devon.
Married; two sons.
29.01.1923
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
-
12.07.1973
Basingstoke, Hampshire
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
29.07.1943
T/Lt.
27.03.1946, seniority 29.07.1945
Lt. RN
22.01.1947, seniority 29.07.1945 (emgcy 07.01.1952)
Lt. RNR
04.03.1960, seniority 18.12.1951
Lt.Cdr. RNR
21.11.1960, seniority 18.12.1959 (retd 19.11.1964)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
02.03.1965
?
13.01.1942


joined RNVR
08.1942


HMS Wolverine (destroyer) (Operation Pedestal, convoy to relieve Malta)
1942/43


HM MTB ...  [HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)]
30.10.1943
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 309 (motor torpedo boat) (Malta & Alexandria)
?
-
11.02.1946
HM MMS 182 (motor minesweeper) [based at Sheerness ?]
22.01.1947


transferred to RN
?
-
(07.1948)
Office of the Senior Psychologist, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1949)


HMS President (Admiralty) *
?
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (Admiralty) (for miscellaneous services)
07.01.1952


placed on emergency list
04.03.1960


transferred to Permanent RNR
Trained as a school teacher. Teacher, RN School, Verdala (Malta), 1960s.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Woodhouse,
Richard Hugh
R.H. Woodhouse (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Beamish)
Son of ... Woodhouse, and ... Taylor.
16.11.1915
Preston district, Lancashire
-
12.1996
Stockport district, Lancashire
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 25.08.1944
T/Lt. ? (reld < 04.1946)
26.08.1944 - (08.1945) Second Lieutenant, HMS Hawthorn (minesweeping trawler)
Woodrow,
James Kerr
J.K, Woodrow
From Bridge O'Weir.
?
-
T/S.Lt. 18.10.1940
A/T/Lt. < 02.1941
T/Lt. 18.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 06.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

George Medal

GM 15.08.1944 mine disposal Hull docks
George Medal GM 26.06.1945 disposing ammunition torpedoed "Thane" 23.03.45 *
* For gallantry, skill and inspiring devotion to duty in disposing of damaged ammunition in the magazines of one of H.M. Ships after she had been torpedoed. Lieutenant-Commander Woodrow handled the first batch of damaged ammunition by himself in order to give confidence to his party.
19.11.1940 - (07.1945) Bomb Safety Officer, Department of Unexploded Bombs [renamed: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of Torpedoes and Mining, Admiralty] [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
Woods,
Alan Thomas de Lima
A.T. de L. Woods
19.10.1924
-
03.1989
Westminster, London
T/S.Lt. 25.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
25.05.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Woods,
Kenneth George
K.G. Woods
Son of ... Woods, and ... Lloyd.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
24.10.1920
Kensington district, London
-
12.1995
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 26.03.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.09.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

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

06.05.1943 - 22.11.1944 Miscellaneous Weapon Development Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
23.11.1944 - (07.1945) Miscellaneous Weapon Development Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty; for liaison duties with Director of Trade Division)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Woods,
Ronald Geoffrey
"Ron"
R.G. Woods
Son of ... Woods, and ... Klaiber.
Married Pam (née ...); one son, one daughter.
(06?).1923
Romford district, Essex
-
21.05.2009
Longacre Nursing Home, High Salvington, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. 15.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe [decoration posted]
27.03.1944 - (07.1945) HM ML 903 (motor launch)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Woodward,
Edmund Owen John
E.O.J. Woodward (Photo courtesy of Lt.Cdr. P.W. Sochall, RN)
(09?).1911
Romford, Essex
-

Victoria, BC, Canada
Prob. Paym.S.Lt.
13.03.1933
Paym.S.Lt.
23.06.1934, seniority 13.03.1933
Paym.Lt.
13.03.1935
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr.
?
Paym.Lt.Cdr. = Lt.Cdr. (S)
13.03.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD
27.01.1952
?
13.03.1933


joined RNVR, London Division (initially List 2)
1933


HMS Malaya (battleship) (Home Fleet)
1934


HMS Neptune (cruiser)
1935


HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
1937


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
1938


HMS Revenge (battleship) (Home Fleet)
1939


HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
26.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda) (for duty in Admiral's Office, Commander-in-Chief America and West Indies Station)
1941
-
1942
HMS President (Admiralty)
(08.1942)


HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) *
01.10.1942
-
(06.)1944
HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) (for miscellaneous services)
(09?.)1944
-
1944
HMS Wagtail (RN Air Station, Heathfield, Ayr)
1944
-
1944
HMS Godwit (RN Air Station, Hinstock, Salop)
1944
-
1945
HMS Demetrius (training establishment, Wetherby)
19.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Adventure (beach repair ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Woodyatt,
Peter Bruce
P.B. Woodyatt (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of William Jeffery Woodyatt (1875-1936), and Phyllis Mary Larder (1890-1970).
Married (10.12.1947, Caxton Hall, Westminster district, London) Elaine Joan Parbery (25.12.1915 - 06.1992), daughter of William Robert G. Parbery, and Edith Dennis, of Ealing.
22.09.1913
Whitechapel district, London
-
07.1997
Truro district, Cornwall
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 13.06.1940
T/Sg.Lt. 1941, seniority 13.06.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. <10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1939, DMRT Eng 1948.
24.06.1940 - 15.07.1941 Medical Officer, HMS Venomous (destroyer)
02.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
10.04.1942 - (06.)1943 Medical Officer, HMS Kelvin (destroyer)
10.07.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Consultant radiotherapy, Hammersmith Hospital. Member Fac. Radiologists. Assistant Radiotherapist & Assistant Pathologist, Middlesex Hospital.
Published: Osteoclastoma (jointly). In: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 1949; Comparative study of radiotherapy techniques (jointly). In: British Journal of Cancer 1950.
Woolfson,
Mark
M. Woolfson
Residence: (1945) Bournemouth, West Hampshire.
?
-
... ...
T/El.Lt. 09.10.1940
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945
Pre-war senior engineer, AEEA Electric Ltd.
      HMS Vernon, DG Department ASDG, SDG
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS President
Woolley,
Edward Dutton
E.D. Woolley E.D. Woolley
E.D. Woolley E.D. Woolley
E.D. Woolley E.D. Woolley
02.11.1910
Shepshed, Leicestershire
-
07.1984
Cirencester district, Gloucestershire / Wiltshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 07.07.1940
T/El.Lt. 07.11.1940
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. > 06.1942, < 08.1942

George Medal

GM 14.01.1941 for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in removing a parachute mine from the grounds of Gillmore & Spencer, Rotherhythe 17.10.40
George Medal GM 16.06.1942 for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in removing an explosive raft at Malta 26.07.41
07.07.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for minesweeping department)
14.10.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Epping (minesweeper base, Harwich) (GM)
15.06.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta) (Bar to GM)
(04.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
(12.1943) - (06.1944) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
17.07.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Hopetoun (landing craft & minesweeper base, Port Edgar)
01.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Granton) (for electrical maintenance duties)
Published: My life with the parachute mine in the Blitz. In: After the Battle (No. 127).
Literature: Frederick R. Galea, Mines over Malta : wartime exploits of Commander Edward D. Woolley, GM & Bar, RNVR (2008).
Woolley,
Paul Osman
P.O. Woolley (Photo courtesy of Amanda Woolley) P.O. Woolley (Photo courtesy of Amanda Woolley)
Son of Charles Percy Woolley (1889-1972), and Phyllis Maud Wintle (1894-1983).
Married (1941, Bournemouth, Dorset) Joan Monigatti ((12?).1921 - ), only child of Peter Fidel Monigatti (1885-1972), and Frances Julia Franklin (?-1989); two sons, one daughter.
07.08.1919
Cardiff district, Glamorgan
-
30.08.2011
T/S.Lt. 04.09.1941
T/Lt. 01.05.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)     HMS Forte IV (Coastal Forces base, Falmouth) *
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
14.03.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Hursley (escort destroyer)
? - 13.11.1943 HMS Dulverton (destroyer) (survived sinking of the ship by German aircraft in the Aegean)
01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Croome (destroyer)
13.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth) (for signal communication duties on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Woolridge,
Thomas Howard
T.H. Woolridge (Photo courtesy of Mr John Kelsey)
?
-
T/S.Lt. 22.07.1943
15.04.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Bann (frigate)
 
Woolven,
Sydney Arthur
S.A. Woolven
Son of ... Woolven, and ... Green.
19.04.1923
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
12.2003
Fleetwood and Fylde district, Lancashire
T/A/S.Lt. 07.01.1944
T/S.Lt. 07.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
05.03.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Wormald,
David
"Dave"
D. Wormald
Son of Harry Wormald, and Lydia Kate Dudman (1891-1978), of Maidstone, Kent.
Married (1951, India) Lorna Newton, only daughter of H.H. Newton, and Mrs Newton, of Carrickmines, County Dublin.
01.10.1920
Brentford district, Buckinghamshire
-
01.1995
Exeter district, Devon
T/S.Lt. (A) 03.11.1941
T/Lt. (A) 03.05.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
(04.1942)     HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) *
04.1942 - (02.)1943 pilot, 838 Squadron FAA [HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)]
02.03.1943 - (04.)1943 pilot, 838 Squadron FAA [HMS Attacker (escort carrier)]
06.1943 - (08.)1943 pilot, 838 Squadron FAA
08.1943 - (01.)1945 pilot, 836 Squadron FAA
15.04.1945 - (07.)1945 pilot, 768 Squadron FAA [HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch)]
(10.1945)     HMS Battler (escort carrier) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Worsfold,
Geoffrey Herbert Arthur
G.H.A. Worsfold

Married; at least one son.
1910
Egham, Surrey
-
1982
Tankerton, Kent
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
29.04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

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

MBE
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45



served in the ranks on Defence Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS)



HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)



gunnery course, Lancing
27.04.1944
-
1946
HMS Oystermouth Castle (minesweeping trawler) (based in Blythe)
Worth,
Stanley Raymond
S.R. Worth

Married the sister of a Surgeon Lieutenant based at Portsmouth.
(12?).1915 ?
Wandsworth, Greater London ?
-
2006
New Zealand
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
04.12.1942
Lt. RN
09.01.1947, seniority 04.12.1942
Lt.Cdr. RN
04.12.1950 (emgcy 09.12.1951)
22.06.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
09.01.1947
 
 
transferred from RNVR to RN
05.1948
-
(05.)1949
HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda)
11.08.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Mull of Galloway (repair ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wortham,
George Laurence Joseph
G.L.J. Wortham (Photo courtesy of Mrs Helen Helmore) G.L.J. Wortham (Photo courtesy of Mrs Helen Helmore)
G.L.J. Wortham (Photo courtesy of Mrs Helen Helmore) G.L.J. Wortham (Photo courtesy of Mrs Helen Helmore)
Son of Frederick George Wortham (1874-1939), and Marguerite Constance Delalande (1877-1956).
Brother of Lt. Wilfred A. Wortham, RNVR.
Married Monica ... (09.03.1930 - 10.2003); five daughters, one son.

Memoirs of G.L.J. Wortham (Courtesy of Mrs Helen Helmore)

02.03.1921
Lewisham district, London
-
19.09.2012
Leeds, Yorkshire
Ord.Sea. ? [L/DX 5048]
Able Sea. ?
T/S.Lt. 14.05.1942
T/Lt. 14.11.1944 (reld 03.1946)
      joined RNVR (London Division)
1939 - 1939 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
1939 - 1940 served aboard Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships, based at the Sailors Rest, East India Dock Road, Limehouse [HMS President III] (participated in the Dunkirk evacuation aboard MV Hilda)
(08.1942) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
02.11.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Ajax (cruiser)
15.01.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Emerald (light cruiser) (took part in Operation Overlord, the Normandy landings 06.06.1944)
23.11.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Royalist (light cruiser)
Wortham,
Wilfred Arthur
W.A. Wortham (Photo courtesy of Mrs Helen Helmore)
Son of Frederick George Wortham (1874-1939), and Marguerite Constance Delalande (1877-1956).
Brother of Lt. George L.J. Wortham, RNVR.
Married ((06?).1943, Lewisham district, London) Dorothy Audrey Todd (12.10.1918 - (03?).1981); one daughter.
19.09.1919
Lewisham district, London
-
25.12.2008
Heathfield House Nursing Home, Oxfordshire
T/S.Lt. 08.05.1941
T/Lt. 08.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
1939? - 1940? HMS Cairo (anti-aircraft cruiser) (North Sea patrol)
1941     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(06.1941)     no appointment listed
11.07.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Cape Palliser (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
11.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Velda (escort vessel)
01.07.1943 - (07.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Grassholm (minesweeping trawler)
(10.1945)     HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
Chartered insurance practitioner.
Worthington,
Douglas William
D.W. Worthington (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Worthington)

Married (1943) Betty Dudley Elwell; one son (Lt.Col. Nicholas Richard Worthington, 10th Gurkha Rifles).
12.10.1909
Mutford district, Suffolk
-
05.1986
Harkstead, Suffolk
Prob. T/S/Lt. 27.06.1940
T/S.Lt. 1940?, seniority 27.06.1940
T/Lt. 27.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID 03.11.1942 attack 4 trawlers Nore area 24.08.42
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
23.06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces base, Fort William) (for motor launches)
(08.1942)     HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
01.09.1942 - ? HM MGB 58 (motor gun boat)
? - ? HM MGB 61 (motor gun boat)
13.05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Shemara (armed yacht; anti-submarine duties)
15.07.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Cuckmere (frigate)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Worthington,
John Francis
J.F. Worthington
08.01.1905
Lewisham, Greater London, Kent
-
08.2000
West Surrey
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 05.07.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 06.40
(06.1940)     HMS Halcyon (minesweeper)
20.01.1941 - (02.1941) HMS Blackpool (minesweeper)
30.03.1942 - (10.1944) HMS Mauritius (light cruiser)
(07.1945)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wray,
Ronald Warneford
R.W. Wray (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
(12?).1915
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.08.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 23.08.1941
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
? - (10.1940) HMS Victory
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Condor
Wright,
Bernard Henry 

B.H. Wright (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Hutchinson)
21.07.1924 ??
-
04.1990 ??
Grimsby, Lincolnshire ??
T/S.Lt. (E) ?
T/Lt. (E) 29.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
02.06.1944 - (10.1944) Engineer Officer, HM LST 214 (landing ship, tank) (Normandy)
22.01.1945 - (04.1946) Engineer Officer, HM LST 199 (landing ship, tank) (and for flotilla duties, 4th LST Flotilla)
Wright,
Cecil John Greenway
C.J.G. Wright (Photo: Dunedin Society)
Son of Cecil Middleton Wright and Agnes Murtaugh Wright; husband of Elizabeth Greig Wright, of Pembroke, Bermuda.