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1939-1945

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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.
Waters,
William Frederick
W.F. Waters
Son (with five sisters and one brother) of Valentine William Waters (1879-1934), and Emily Maud Hayward (1879-1963).
Married (28.09.1940, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Betty Marjorie Toogood (05.07.1916 - ), daughter of Stephen Toogood, and Marie Godfrey; two sons.
03.07.1908
Croydon district, Surrey
-
01.01.1987
Yeovil district, Somerset
T/A/S.Lt. (S) 27.09.1944
T/S.Lt. (S) 27.03.1945 (reld 08.04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
27.10.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
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,
George Bell Smith
G.B.S. Watson (Photo courtesy of Mr Ross Watson)

Son (with six brothers and two sisters) of William Watson (1874-1949), and Mary Brimer Smith (1880-1938).
Married (04.1935, Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland) Esther Ferrier (14.02.1912 - 1997), daughter (with one brother and seven sisters) of William Ferrier (1870-1962), and Margaret Lawson Davidson (1871-1960); five sons.
13.11.1912
Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland
-
31.10.1969

Dundee, Scotland
Second Hand ? [LT/JX 184542]
T/S.Lt. 30.10.1942
T/Lt. 30.07.1943 (reld > 07.1946)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 01.09.1942 minesweeping Channel 06.42 [investiture 06.07.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 13.03.1945 assault Normandy 06-09.44
(1942)     HM MMS 7 (motor minesweeper) (DSM)
(12.1942) - (02.1943) no appointment listed
17.03.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Sylvana (danlaying yacht)
04.11.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Orestes (Algerine class minesweeper) (despatches)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
09.12.1944 - (10.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Lingay (trawler)
11.1945 - (07.1946) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties)
Fisherman, sailing out of Granton and Aberdeen.
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
Only son of Henry John Webb, and Flory Anne P. Malin (1876-1964), of Courtfield Gardens, London SW5.
Married (07.06.1933, Chapel of the Savoy, St Martin, London) Gladys Mary Geen ((12?).1902 - 1989?), daughter of  George Geen, and Mabel Harriett Wood of "Dunedin", Chiswick; one daughter.
03.06.1907
Woolwich district, London
-
08.2002
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
Prob. Midsh. RNR 01.05.1924 (reld 28.11.1924; under Art. 141, RNR Regulations (Officers))
Prob. T/S.Lt. 20.09.1940
T/Lt. 20.12.1940 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
05.11.1940 - (02.)1942 HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)
01.02.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
26.10.1942 - (04.)1943 Minesweeping Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
14.07.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Sutton (Hunt class minesweeper)
06.03.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 81 (motor minesweeper)
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached London Division RNVR]
Webb,
William
W. Webb (Photo courtesy of Mr William S. Webb)
Son of William Webb.
Married ((09?).1948, Kensington district, London) Kathleen Matilda Richards (née Spencer-Nairn) (12.07.1913 - 09.2003), eldest daughter of Maj. Sir Robert Spencer-Nairn, 1st Bt. (1880-1960), and Clara Kathleen Smith (1885-1966), of Leslie House, Fife; three sons.
30.10.1911
-
01.1991
Gipping and Hartismere district, Suffolk
Lt. 01.09.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1942, < 02.1943 (reld 18.02.1946)
01.09.1939     joined RNVR (Unattached List)
06.11.1939 - (08.)1941 HMS Isis (I class destroyer)
15.09.1941 - (02.)1942 qualifying for anti-submarine duties [HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire)]
16.03.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
30.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) (for flotilla duties)
(04.1944)     HMS Bickerton (Captain class frigate) *
10.05.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (for miscellaneous duties)
05.06.1944 - (10.1945) Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Caradoc (Caledon class cruiser)
Electrical engineer for A.E. Reyrolle & Co.
* indexed, but not listed as such
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,
Thomas Endacott
T.E. Weir
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
29.12.1913
-
04.1983
[Cille Choirill Churchyard, Fort William, Scotland]
T/Lt. 22.11.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
14.10.1938     Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached Clyde Division RNVR)
29.12.1941 - (04.)1943 Department of Miscellaneous Weapon Development, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
18.04.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Jeanne et Genevieve (auxiliary trawler)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
10.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Helicon (RN base, Aultbea, Ross-shire)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
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
Welch,
Peter Edwin
P.E. Welch
Son of ... Welch, and ... Empson.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
08.02.1916
Ware district, Oxfordshire
-
31.12.2002
Colchester district, Essex
Ord.Sea. 1939
... ...
T/S.Lt. 04.12.1941
T/Lt. 04.12.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Lt. RN 25.03.1947, seniority 04.12.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. RN 25.03.1947, seniority ...
Lt.Cdr. RN 04.12.1950 (Emgcy List 28.02.1952) (reverted to Emgcy List 09.10.1953)

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Naval General Service Medal Gen SM - -
      HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
17.02.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Keppel (Shakespeare class destroyer)
28.10.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Leeds (Town class destroyer)
15.01.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Blankney (Hunt class destroyer)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
22.12.1944 - (07.)1945) HMS Tobago (Colony class frigate)
06.10.1945 - (05.)1953 HMS Ariel (air radio & air mechanics training establishment, Warrington, Lancashire)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wells,
Clifford Bruce
C.B. Wells
Son of Horace G. Wells (1896-1975), and Sarah A. Westgate.
Married ((06?).1949, Eastbourne district, Sussex) Ellen Winifred Taylor (1922-2002); one son, two daughters.
14.03.1925
Eastbourne district, Sussex
-
28.08.1993
Oshawa, Durham, Ontario, Canada
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 21.12.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.06.1945
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.07.1948 (reld > 10.1948)

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

1942 - 1944 Signaller, Combined Operations
(01.1945)     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) *
(04.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Rooke (boom defence central depot, Rosyth) *
23.04.1946 - (07.1946) Boom Defence Depot, Trincomalee [HMS Highflyer]
1950s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
* 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)
Wells,
William George Paul
W.G.P. Wells (Photo courtesy of Mrs Di Bakel) W.G.P. Wells (Photo courtesy of Mrs Di Bakel)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of George John Wells (1872-1947), and Emma Wilkinson (1874-1948), of Dickfield House, Parkhead.
Married (04.06.1932, St. Lawrence Church, Hatfield, Thorne district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Gertrude Mary Crowther (1907 - 1996); one daughter.
24.01.1903
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
03.11.1980
Royal Hospital, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
T/Sg.Lt. 17.10.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Education: Holm Leigh, Buxton; Repton School (09.1917-07.1921; Orchard House); University of Sheffield (MB, ChB 1927); medical registration 05.07.1925.
14.11.1941 - 05.1942 HMS Devon City (boom carrier)
18.05.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Quantock (destroyer)
09.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)
28.07.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Macaw (training establishment, Wellbank, Cumberland)
General practitioner, Wingfield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
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
Wheatcroft,
Stephen Frederick
S.F. Wheatcroft S.F. Wheatcroft

Son (with one brother) of Percy Wheatcroft, and Fanny Eliza Stephens.
His brother F/Sgt. Albert J. Wheatcroft, RAFVR (serving with 455 (RAAF) Squadron) was killed 24.05.1943.
Married 1st (01.07.1943, Lambeth district, London) Joyce Amy "Joy" Reed (21.06.1920 - (03?).1974), daughter of Cecil Reed; two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (01.11.1974, Kensington district, London) Alison Dessau Grandfield, daughter of Arnold Dessau; two sons.

11.09.1921
Edmonton district, Buckinghamshire
-
26.04.2016
East Tidily
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 25.06.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 25.12.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1974 New Year 74: Member, Economic Development Committee for the Movement of Exports
Education: Latymer School, Edmonton; London School of Economics (President of the Union; BSc 1942).
      flying training in Canada
(10.1943) - (12.1943) HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
20.12.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus) (for full flying duties and training)
10.02.1944 - (04.)1944 pilot, 796 Squadron FAA [HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanga, Tanganyika)
09.04.1944 - (06.)1944 pilot, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)]
27.06.1944 - (04.)1945 pilot, 817 Squadron FAA [HMS Indomitable with the Far East Fleet based in Trincomalee, and took part in the bombing of Japanese oil fields in Sumatra]
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
Commercial Planning manager, British European Airways, 1946-1953. Simon Research Fellow at Manchester University, 1953-1955. Independent consultant in civil aviation, 1956-1972. Board member, British Airways (Director of Economic Development), 1972-1982. Director, Aviation and Tourism International, 1982-2000. Governor, London School of Economics, 1970-2003. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Chartered Institute of Transport (president 1978-1979), Royal Aeronautical Society.
Published: Economics of European Air Transport, 1956, Air Transport Policy, 1966 (with others) Air Transport in a Competitive European Market, 1986, European Liberalisation and World Air Transport, 1990
* indexed, but not listed as such
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
Whitaker,
Frederick Stanley
F.S. Whitaker
?
-
T/S.Lt. 21.05.1942
T/Lt. 1943?, seniority 21.08.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
(10.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Ararat (Combined Operations training centre, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll) *
(04.1943) - (12.1943) HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll) *
20.12.1943 - (04.)1946 Combined Operations Personnel Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.04.1946 - (07.1946) Manning Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
* 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,
Douglas Buteux
D.B. White
Son of ... White, and ... Welch.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
24.11.1918
Croydon district, Kent
-
06.2004
North Dorset district, Dorset
Prob. T/A/El.S.Lt. 02.04.1945
Prob. T/El.S.Lt. 02.10.1945 (reld 03.07.1946)
(1943)     HMS Magpie (sloop)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
16.07.1945 - (10.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
12.11.1945 - (04.)1946 HMS Appledore (Combined Operations base and training establishment, Fremingham Camp, Appledore)
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
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,
Kenneth Martin
K.M. White
Son of ... White, and ... Martin.
24.04.1920
Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
30.11.1988
Chichester district, Sussex
T/S.Lt. 06.11.1941
T/Lt. 06.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 09.03.1943 destruction U-boat Western Approaches 26.12.42 [investiture 11.05.43]
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
22.03.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Vanessa (V class destroyer) (DSC)
19.06.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Viscount (Thornycoft V class destroyer)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
04.07.1944 - (04.1945) HMS Wivern (modified W. class destroyer)
09.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Cawsand Bay (Bay class frigate)
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
Whitehead,
Walter Edward
W.E. Whitehead W.E. Whitehead
W.E. Whitehead W.E. Whitehead
W.E. Whitehead W.E. Whitehead
W.E. Whitehead W.E. Whitehead
W.E. Whitehead W.E. Whitehead
Son (with two sisters) of Walter and Amy Whitehead.
Married ((09?).1940, Westminster district, London) Adinah "Tommy" Thomas (14.11.1912 - (09?).1976), who was earlier (1933) married to Eric G. Tate; one son, one step daughter.
20.05.1908
Aldershot, Hampshire
-
16.04.1978
Petersfield, Hampshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.02.1940
T/Lt. 23.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 04.1943, < 06.1943
T/A/Cdr. > 10.1945, < 04.1946 (reld > 07.1946, < 04.1947)

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

CBE 10.06.1967 HM's birthday 67: Chairman, British Exports Marketing Advisory Committee, New York

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

OBE 02.06.1962 HM's birthday 62: President of Schweppes (USA) Ltd,
Education: Aldershot County High School.
General Accident Assurance Company, 1925-1939.
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
23.04.1940 - (02.)1944 HMS Impregnable (boys' training establishment, St Budeaux, Plymouth, Devon)
25.04.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
23.08.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Valkyrie II (training establishment, Central Camp. Douglas, Isle of Man)
08.12.1944 - (07.1946) Service Conditions Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
General Secretary, British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education, 1946; HM Treasury, 1947-1950; joined Schweppes Ltd, 1950; President, Schweppes (USA) Ltd, 1953-1967, later Chairman Former Director: Cadbury Schweppes Ltd; Cunard Steam¬Ship Co. Ltd; General Cigar Co. Inc., etc. On board of Bahamas Development Corporation and other Bahamian companies.
Published: How to Live the Good Life (1977); various articles.
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
Whitnell,
Edwin
E. Whitnell E. Whitnell
E. Whitnell (© Imperial War Museum (A 6484)) E. Whitnell (© Imperial War Museum (A 6481))
E. Whitnell (© Imperial War Museum (A 6483))
26.11.1920
Pontypridd district, Wales
-
09.10.1996
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
T/A/S.Lt. 16.10.1941
T/Lt. 01.02.1944
... - ... ...
08.12.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Westminster (W class destroyer)
... - ... ...
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)
Whitwell,
Francis
F. Whitwell
Son of ... Whitwell, and ... Moore.
Married ((12?).1939, Westminster district, London) Elsa Mary Barlow (27.12.1915 - 09.1987); one daughter, two sons.

27.08.1915
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
12.07.1988
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
T/Sg.Lt. 21.04.1940 (reld 11.12.1944; medically unfit)
Mention in Despatches MID 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 06.40
Education: Whitgift, Croydon, Surrey; St Thomas's Hospital, London (MB, BS 1939); MRCS, LRCP.
21.04.1940 - (05.)1940 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
06.05.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Worcester (destroyer) (despatches)
21.05.1941 - (06.)1942 HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)
08.07.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Battler (escort carrier)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
After working in various hospitals and the university department, he was appointed consultant pathologist at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, in 1949.
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)
 
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