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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
 
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