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1939-1945

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Wicker,
Frank Albert
F.A. Wicker
Son of Frank Albert Wicker (1885-1968), and Marie Elizabeth Gilling (1888-1942).
Married ((12?).1940, Gravesend district, Kent) Kathleen Louvain Watkins, daughter of Charles Ernest Oliver Watkins; two sons, one daughter.
24.05.1914
Gravesend, Kent
-
12.02.1992
Memorial Hospital, Teddington, Middlesex
Prob. T/S/Lt. 05.01.1940
T/S.Lt. 1940?, seniority 05.01.1940
T/Lt. 05.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.10.1949, seniority 19.08.1949
A/Lt.Cdr. 17.10.1955
Lt.Cdr. RNR 22.01.1959 (commission terminated 19.08.1963)
Mention in Despatches MID 24.07.1945 2 patrols Far East
17.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Lady Blanche (armed yacht)
29.06.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS PC 74 (patrol boat)
22.09.1941 - (12.1941) HMS H 43 (submarine)
23.02.1942 - (08.1942) HMS Ursula (submarine)
27.12.1943 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS H 50 (submarine)
05.06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Wolfe (submarine depot ship, Trincomalee)
04.02.1945 - 19.12.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Sturdy (submarine) (despatches)
21.10.1949 - 19.08.1963 recommissioned, RNVR (from 1959 RNR)
Architect.
Wickes,
Ian Goodson
I.G. Wickes (Photo courtesy of Mr Edward Goodson-Wickes)
Son of Melbourne Frederick Wickes, and Clara Bax.
Married Monica; ... children (one son?).
07.04.1917
Greenwich district, London
-
(03?).1973
Southend district
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
28.08.1942
T/Sg.Lt.
05.11.1943, seniority 28.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Letter of Praise

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



may also have served at HMS Exe (frigate) at some point
FRCP. Consultant Paediatrician and farmer, of Stock Harvard, Essex.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wicks,
Norman
N. Wicks (Photo courtesy of Mr Don Ferguson)
Son (with two sisters) of Sidney Ernest Wicks(1889-1961), and Rose Emmeline Rust (1891-1972).
Married (08.08.1946, St Peter Port, Guernsey) Jacqueline Sarre *; two sons, one daughter.

* She and her twin sister worked from 1942-45 as Intercept Operators in the ATS, Royal Signals, at Beaumanor Hall (Y Group) as part of the Blethchley Park (Section X) operations
08.01.1923
Edmonton, Middlesex
-
22.07.1999
Harlow, Essex
T/A/S.Lt. (A) * 31.05.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 30.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 07.1946)

* for Aeronautical Technical Duties in the Fleet Air Arm

1941     joined RNVR, serving in the ranks
... - ... ...
(10.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
17.01.1945 - 06.1945 HMS Chaser (Archer class escort carrier)
26.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Indomitable (Illustrious class aircraft carrier) (for aeronautical engineering duties)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Became a Chartered Civil Engineer, B.Sc (London), MIWE, ACGI.
Widdup,
Harold Paine
H P Widdup on his graduation in 1923 painted by famous artist Ewan Walter (Photo courtesy of Sue Hayter)
Son of John Roberts Widdup (born 1870), and Emily France (born 1865).
Married ((03?).1921, Liverpool, Lancashire) Kathleen Gilligan; one son.
15.03.1899
Sherbrooke, nr Montreal, Quebec, Canada
-
01.11.1962
Kensington, London
Pte. & Cpl. ? [30861]
Sg.Lt. 19.01.1927
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 19.01.1933
A/Sg.Cdr. < 02.1941
Sg.Cdr. 31.12.1942 (retd 15.03.1949)

Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD ? -

WWI: 1914-1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal

Education: Qualified Liverpool University (04.1919-07.1923; MB; ChB)
Registered in the Medical Register [as Harold Percival Widdup], 10.11.1924.
1915 - 1918 served as Private & Corporal, 46 Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps (France from 10.07.1915), then 1918 for a brief period RAF (13.06.1918 Cadet Distribution Depot, 04.08.1918 80 Cadet Wing, 01.09.1918 1 Cadet Wing)
19.01.1927     joined RNVR (London Division, List 2)
09.1935     RN Hospital, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
30.08.1939 - (03.)1940 RN Hospital, Portland [HMS Boscawen]
31.03.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)
03.1941 - (04.)1942 RN Hospital Minterne Magna [HMS Boscawen]
19.05.1942 - (04.)1945 HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden)
(07.1945)     HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden) *
04.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
Medical practicioner, 1924-1928 Beckenham, Kent, 1929-1934 Birkdale, Lancs, 1935-1957 Birkdale, Lancs, 1958-1962 London. Also worked for the Cunard line and other lines as a ships surgeon from 1926.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wigzell,
Percy Mackley
"Mac"
P.M. Wigzell
Son (with three brothers and one sister) of Arthur Mackley Wigzell (1871-1955), and Rosina Emmett (1866-1951).
Married 1st ((03?).1938, Coventry district, Warwickshire) Elsie Stokes (30.07.1908 - 02.2002); two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1959, Surrey Northern district, Surrey) Pamela Anne H. Weaver (10.09.1917 - 27.09.2008).
19.01.1906
Greenwich district, London
-

30.05.1981
St Austell district, Cornwall
T/A/S.Lt. 05.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 05.09.1943
T/Lt. 01.06.1945 (reld 04.04.1946)
(04.1943) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
28.06.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) (for British yard minesweepers)
22.12.1943 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 2167 (British yard minesweeper)
Wilcoxon,
Robert Owen
R.O. Wilcoxon
Son of Robert Stanley Wilcoxon (1869-1957), and Lurline Mignonette Nunes (1870-1907).
Only brother of Hollywood film star Henry Wilcoxon.
Married 1st Dorothy Stella Radcliffe Drew (21.07.1908 - 25.02.1988).
Married 2nd (1939) Sheila Meredith Earle.
Lived at: 18, Markham Square, Chelsea, London.
01.04.1903
Kingston, Jamaica
-
30.05.1940
(KIA) [age 37]
[Dover (St. James's) Cemetery, row C, joint grave 12]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 15.03.1940
02.05.1940 - 30.05.1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
? - 30.05.1940 HMS Bideford (Dunkirk evacuation; killed in action)
A relative writes: "On May 29, Robert Owen Wilcoxon was mortally wounded at the Dunkirk evacuation. The boat he was in was bombed by an enemy plane, he was taken seriously injured onto the ship which was to take him home, the HMS Bideford and there he died early the next morning. With him was a young volunteer Sub-Lt. Cosmo T. Arnold, R.N.V.R., from Havant near Portsmouth, who a few days later wrote a thoughtful letter to Sheila, here transcribed from two handwritten pages:
Dear Mrs Wilcoxon,
I am ever so sorry having to write a letter like this about your husband. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I was with him at the end and he died like a man. He asked me to write to you and let you know that his last thoughts were for you. I was in the “Bideford” at Dover, and last Wednesday at 12 noon we were ordered to go over to Dunkirk and help in embarking the soldiers. We arrived there at 6, and from then onwards we were subjected to bombing and machine gun attacks. At one time there were 40 bombers over us, and it was during this period that your husband who was in a “whaler” came alongside, the boat was crammed full of soldiers, and a bomber swooped alongside and machined gunned it. We rescued your husband and about 4 soldiers, all the others were drowned. Unfortunately Lieut. Wilcoxon was wounded twice in the right leg and then in his chest. I and a sailor carried him to a table on the “mess deck”, which was quite sheltered and the doctor, on board, immediately did all in his power to save him. Unfortunately he didn’t survive and died at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning. He was very calm and peaceful and I do not think suffered very much. I have enclosed everything that I found on him, thinking that you would like to treasure some of them, including a note that he wrote.
Yours with deepest sympathy, 
Cosmo T. Arnold
"
Wild,
Peter Grenville
P.G. Wild P.G. Wild
P.G. Wild 
Son (with one brother) of Frederick James Wild (1892-1961), and Doris Lees Beswick (1892-1981).
Married ((12?).1946, Brackley district, Northamptonshire) Muriel M. Jackson.
13.06.1916
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
-
08.02.1995
Kelso, Scotland
T/S.Lt.
03.07.1941
T/Lt.
03.07.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

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


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

Distinguished Service Cross

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

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

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC


Mention in Despatches MID


(1940)


HMT Kingston Beryl
(1944)


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

P.C. Wilkinson
From Gerrards Cross.
?
-

[perhaps:
05.09.1916
Bromley district, Greater London / Kent
-
04.2003
Surrey Northern district, Surrey]
T/S.Lt.
22.05.1941
T/Lt.
22.05.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
late 1944?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.05.1944
coastal forces action Nore 24.10.43 [MGB 327]
Mention in Despatches MID
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
New Year 45
14.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
04.04.1943
-
06.1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 509 (motor torpedo boat)
06.1944
-
09.1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 612 (motor torpedo boat)
01.09.1944
-
(01.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 751 (motor torpedo boat) & [from late 1944?] as Senior Officer, 63rd MTB Flotilla
Wilkinson,
Stephen Austin
S.A. Wilkinson S.A. Wilkinson
S.A. Wilkinson (Photo courtesy of Claire Wilkinson) S.A. Wilkinson (Photo courtesy of Claire Wilkinson)
S.A. Wilkinson (Photo courtesy of Claire Wilkinson)

Second son of Rev. Gordon Austin Wilmot Wilkinson, MC, TD, BA (1885-1939), of Feltwell Rectory, Norfolk, and Marion E. Corke, of Kingston, Cambridge.
Married 1st (13.11.1945, Sumbö Church, Faroe Islands) Anna Sofie Dam (died 1975), second daughter of Mr & Mrs Jens Dam, of Sumbö, Faroe Islands three sons, one daughter.
Married Margaret Delyth Jones, second daughter of Mr & Mrs Gethin Jones; two daughters.

29.04.1919
Eversdon Rectory, Caxton district, Cambridgeshire
-
08.2015 still alive
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1941
T/A/Lt. 12.12.1943 (reld 16.04.1946; medically unfit)
Mention in Despatches MID 15.08.1944 mine disposal at sea 21.04.44
Education: chorister, Christ Church, Oxford; St Edward's, Oxford; Queen's College, Cambridge University (pre- & post-war; studied musicology.
14.07.1941 - (12.1942) HMS Northman (RN base, Faroes)
(02.1943) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
09.07.1943 - (07.)1945 Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton, from 06.1945 Portsmouth)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
A daughter writes: "He was injured in a mine explosion and spent a year in hospital during the war. He has had a career as a choral conductor (including at the Proms) and composer - since his retirement from conducting (aged 90) he has been increasingly active in composition. He now lives in Sale (Manchester)."
Wilks,
Thomas Moreton
T.M. Wilks
03.10.1922
-
01.1998
Chorley, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
30.04.1943
T/A/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
? (reld > 04.1946)
Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (The Netherlands) BK
04.03.1947
liaison officer Java Sea 10.44 [Dutch Royal decree of 12.10.46]
23.11.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee) (for submarines)
(10.1944)


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


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

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

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

Distinguished Service Cross

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

Australian Order, 1984.

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

T/S.Lt. 18.10.1940
T/Lt. 18.01.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(02.1941)     HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith & Granton) *
26.05.1941 - (07.)1945 HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Granton) (for training duties)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Williams,
Anthony Leonard Stuart
"Tony" / "Jimmy"
A.L.S. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Williams) A.L.S. Williams
A.L.S. Williams A.L.S. Williams
A.L.S. Williams A.L.S. Williams

First son of Leonard Williams (1887-1967), UK sole concessioner for Packard Car, and Sibyl Ann Smyth (1883-1921).
Married (23.12.1950, Chelsea district, London)Angela Cunningham-Reid (née Scott Williams)(1920? - 10.04.2004), daughter of Edward Scott Williams (1892-1968), and Joan Helen Webster
(1898-1957); two sons (& one step-son and one step-daughter).
22.02.1921
Kensington district, London
-
11.10.2000
Mahon, Menorca, Spain
Ord.Sea. 1939?/40?
T/Midsh. 18.09.1941
T/S.Lt. 24.02.1942
T/Lt. 18.03.1944 (reld 10.05.1946)
Education: Charterhouse School (1935.1-1939.2).
1939/40?     enlisted RNVR
      HMS Nelson (battleship)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(12.1941) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
22.11.1943 - (10.1945) HMS James Cook (Combined Operations training establishment, Glen Caladh, nr Tignabruich)
1945? - 1946? HMS Rosneath (Combined Operations base, Rosneath, Dumbartonshire)
His son writes: "Enlisted, 1939/1940, as an Able Seaman, HMS Nelson, narrowly, missing the enrolment for HMS Hood, from, before/on his 1st Term at Cambridge University. Served in 'Action Stations' on the 'Pom-Pom' - Discharge in 1945 (HMS Rosneath, Scotland). Visited, Egypt, and fought in battles in the Mediterranean Sea. Something, also, about, navigating 'Invasion Barges', also, training with 'Mad' Mac, on the Coast, using live ammo."
Williams,
Dennis
D. Williams (Photo courtesy of Lorna Harper) D. Williams (Photo courtesy of Lorna Harper)
Son of H.B. Williams, of Glasgow.
Married 1st (25.09.1947) Anne Galbraith Martin (25.01.1924 - ), daughter of Lt.Col. Douglas McCrone Martin (1897-), and Annie Dunlop Galbraith (1900-1988); two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd Florence (née ...); one step-son, one step-daughter.
?
-
05.04.2007
Ailsa Hospital
Prob. Midsh. 07.12.1938
A/S.Lt. 07.12.1939
S.Lt. 01.05.1940
Lt. 27.04.1942 (reld 30.05.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

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

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
07.12.1938     joined RNVR (Clyde Division)
10.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Bittern (escort vessel)
02.07.1940 - (12.)1941 HMS Worcester (destroyer)
06.12.1941 - 16.04.1943 HMS Pakenham (destroyer) (ship sunk by Italian MTBs off Sicily) (DSC)
17.04.1943 - 22.10.1943 HMS Hurworth (destroyer) (ship mined east of Kalymnos)
10.10.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Scarborough (sloop)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
MIRACLE MAN SURVIVES FIVE SPINE FRACTURES
Although he suffered five fractures to the spine and two broken ribs, when his ship blow up, Lieut. Dennis Williams, D.S.C., who is known as the, "miracle man," is hoping to get back to sea soon. For many weeks he has been lying encased in plaster paris at a West Scotland naval hospital and the doctors and nurses are astonished that he is still alive. Williams was injured last September when H.M.S. Hurworth, on which he was stationed, attempted to take off the crew of the Greek destroyer Adrias after the latter had hit a mine. Hurworth was just going alongside the Adrias when it also hit a mine and the, captain, navigating officer and Williams were blown on the ship. Unable to swim because of his injuries, Williams clung to a piece of wood for about half an hour until he was located by other members of the crew, who had got away in a Carley float. Williams was taken in tow, two petty officers taking turns to keep his head above the water. Nearly nine hours later all were picked up.
Williams,
Eric Maddox *
E.M. Williams
* Navy List has as second Christian name: Maddon
24.06.1907
-
(03?).1982
Surrey South Western district, Surrey
Prob. T/S.Lt.
28.10.1940
T/Lt.
28.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
? (reld < 04.1946)
28.10.1940


commissioned from the ranks (Petty Officer)
07.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton)
(1942/43?)
 
 
possibly at HMS Dorlin (Combined Operations base, Dorlin House, Acharacle, Argyll)
28.02.1944
-
(06.)1944
HMS Lizard (Combined Operations (landing craft) base, Shoreham)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Colombo, Ceylon) (for disposal)
Williams,
Hugh Hyder
H.H. Williams (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) H.H. Williams (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
28.02.1912
-
04.2001
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
T/Lt. 19.05.1942
... - ... ...
(12.1944)     on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Williams,
John David Prosser
J.D.P. Williams
24.06.1918
Haverfordwest district, Dyfed / Pembrokeshire
-
29.04.1975
Wimbledon, Merton district, London
T/Paym.S.Lt.
09.08.1940
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S)
09.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
22.08.1940
-
(12.1941)
for duty in Admiral's office of Flag Officer Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands [HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa)]
01.01.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Onslow (destroyer)
> 10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Secretary to Director of Combined Operations (Naval), Combined Operations HQ
Company director.
Williams,
Peter Alexander
P.A. Williams
Son of a merchant navy officer.
Married Joe Roe, daughter of aviation pioneer A.V. Roe; one son, one daughter.

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

Distinguished Service Cross

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


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


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

-

(07.1945)

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

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

Distinguished Service Cross

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

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

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

Married ((09?).1945, Banbury district, Oxfordshire) Stella M. Cottam; ... children (one son?).
(06?).1921 ?
West Derby district ?
-
31.07.2007
T/A/S.Lt. 11.12.1942
T/S.Lt. 11.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(02.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Photographic engineer.
His son, Mr Jim Williamson writes: "My Father, HEPA Williamson, served as bos’n’s mate on HMS Foresight in the Russian Convoys. Later, he was commissioned and commanded landing craft in the Med, Sicily landings etc. I have his order for release from HMS Mylodon in early 1946."
Willing,
David
D. Willing
Eldest son of Leonard Furness Willing (1889-1958), and Kathleen Lewtas (1895-1939), of Olton, Birmingham.
Married (1948?, Nairobi) Pamela Mary Constance Gregory, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles Gregory, of London W1; two sons.
25.05.1922
King's Norton, Warwickshire
-
Ord. Coder 22.08.1940
Coder 22.05.1941
Ldg. Coder 26.11.1941
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 3010.1942
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 30.04.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 30.04.1945 (dispersal 14.11.1946) (reld 08.01.1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.01.1999 New Year 99: for services to local community, Scotland
Minesweeping Anti-Submarine Silver Badge, 05.1941.
Education: Solihull School.
12.06.1940     joined RNVR
10.1940 - 12.1942 coder, HMS Northern Dawn (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (North Atlantic convoy escort duties)
21.12.1942 - 01.1944 HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland) (for cypher duties in Admiral's Office)
01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay, India) (for landing craft duties)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
11.1944 - 03.1946 HMS Chilwa (landing craft base, Calcutta)
05.03.1946 - 06.1946 HMS Tengra (Combined Operations base, Mandapam, India) & as First Lieutenant, Medway Barracks, Colombo, Ceylon
04.06.1946 - 11.1946 HMS Boscawen (minesweeper base, Portland) (for base duties)
14.11.1946 - 1965 Royal Naval Supplementary Volunteer Reserve (Special Branch) [attached Severn Division RNVR]
East & West Africa, active in Supplies & Shipping including Port Manager Niger River Transport, Burutu. The United Africa Co., 1947-1973.
Willis,
Cuthbert Gordon
C.G. Willis (Photo courtesy of Alistair Willis)
13.11.1914
-
13.11.2005
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 20.11.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 20.11.1942 (reld 01.03.1946)

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

(02.1942) - (04.1942) no appointment listed
01.05.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich)
19.01.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) (for Thames Estuary Special Defences)
12.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for Bombay Convoy Pool) (for duty at Cochin) (in lieu of specialist Gunnery Officer)
Willis,
Eric Frederick Henry
E.F.H. Willis
25.12.1914
-
07.2004
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
T/A/S.Lt. 12.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 12.09.1943
T/Lt. 01.03.1945 (reld 09.07.1946)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
15.05.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Havelock (destroyer)
15.03.1946 - (04.)1946 HMS Labuan (frigate)
1950s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to London Division RNVR)
Willoughby,
Francis Vincent
"Frank"
F.V. Willoughby
Son (with two brothers) of William Howard Willoughby (1883-1921), and Lena Uren (1876-1955).
Married ((12?).1936, Redruth district, Cornwall)Enid Loreen Roberts (06.07.1909 - 05.1987); ... children (two sons?).
23.09.1911
Redruth district, Cornwall
-
06.1997
Camborne-Redruth district, Cornwall
T/S.Lt. 24.07.1942
T/Lt. 24.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1942) - (04.1946) HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll) *
(06.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM LCI(L) 388 (landing craft, infantry (large)) (Normandy)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Willsmer,
Ralph John
R.J. Willsmer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Caroline Graham) R.J. Willsmer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Caroline Graham)
Son (with one sister) of Ralph Willsmer (1872-1958), and Ethel Caroline Poel (1877-1965).
Married 1st (04.1941, Wandsworth district, London) Daphne Gloria Dewar (1920? - 1975), daughter of John William Dewar (1893-), and Lilian Frances Hodges (1893-); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd Gladys Victoria Franks Batchelor (31.07.1916 - 06.1982), daughter (with two sisters and four half-siblings) of George Batchelor (1865-1947), and Ivy May Franks (1898-1941). Victoria Willsmer was earlier married to Peter Ronald Lowns (1913-?) and had one daughter from that marriage.
29.05.1907
Hackney district, Greater London
-
(12?).1991
Edenbridge, Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
Prob. T/S.Lt. 21.06.1940
T/Lt. 21.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(08.1940) - (10.1940) no appointment listed
[Canadian Pacific Line, Duchess of Atholl, date of departure 18.09.1940, to Halifax, Quebec and Montreal from Liverpool sailed probably to pick up a ship for active service]
10.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS St Albans (destroyer)
21.06.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Ausonia (heavy repair ship)
02.12.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
(10.1942)     HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) *
(12.)1942 - (06.)1943 torpedo course [HMS Vernon]
15.06.1943 - (07.)1945 Torpedo Officer, HMS Arethusa (cruiser)
07.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for miscellaneous duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wilmot,
William John
W.J. Wilmot
?
-
T/S.Lt.
17.01.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
17.01.1945



joined RNVR 1939, was in destroyers, spent time off west Africa, also Atlantic convoys
30.12.1943
-
(04.)1944
HMS Corfu (armed merchant cruiser)
22.05.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Cyclops (depot ship for 7th Submarine Flotilla) (Rothesay)
Wilson,
Alistair Smith
"Willie"
A.S. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Robin Fowler) A.S. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Robin Fowler)
?
-
?
T/S.Lt. 11.09.1942
T/Lt. 11.06.1943 (reld 25.10.1945; medically unfit)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
(10.1942) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
10.06.1943 - (10.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(1944/45?)     Commanding Officer, HM LCT 2055 (landing craft, tank) (despatches)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Wilson,
Allistair Tennant
A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson) A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson)
A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson) A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson)
A.T. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish C. Wilson) 
Married (15.04.1939, Finchley) Jean Christine Stewart (29.10.1908 - 23.08.1983); one son, one daughter.
08.07.1908
Streatham Hill, Wandsworth district, London
-
04.01.1964
Musgrave Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset
Prob. Midsh.
01.11.1926
Midsh.
1927, seniority 01.11.1926
A/S.Lt.
04.10.1928
S.Lt.
04.10.1929
Lt.
04.10.1931
Lt.Cdr.
04.10.1939
Cdr.
31.12.1949 (retd 08.1954; medically unfit)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
01.01.1954
New Year 54 [investiture 02.03.54]

Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD
11.1941
as Transporting & Senior Staff Officer

 

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


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


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


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


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

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

17.02.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton)
(10.1944)     HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton) *
10.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy) (initially for service at Bari)
(04.1946)     HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wilson,
George Caldwell
G.A. Wilson
?
Glasgow, Scotland
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 27.08.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
      temporary officer serving under T.124T (rescue tugs) agreement
31.03.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Marshal Soult (trawler base, Portsmouth) (for rescue tugs)
01.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown) (for duty with rescue tugs)
Wilson,
George Raymond Briscoe
G.R.B. Wilson

Son (with one brother and one sister) of George Arthur Wilson (1883-1938), and Margaret Briscoe (1890-1965).
Married (02.09.1939, Wharfedale district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Rhoda Ellison (01.03.1919 - 04.2000); two daughters, one son.
20.05.1912
Bradford district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
03.1998
Barron in Furness district, Cumbria
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 21.05.1945
T/S.Lt. (A) 21.11.1945 (reld > 11.1945, < 04.1946)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
Wilson,
Gilbert
G. Wilson
Son of Gilbert T. Wilson, and Ethel R. Erikson.
Married ...; two sons, two daughters.
06.11.1924
South Shields district, Durham
-
04.02.1983
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
Prob. T/Midsh. (A) 20.12.1944
T/A/S.Lt. (A)  * 15.09.1945
T/S.Lt. (A) 15.03.1946 (dispersal 28.09.1946) (reld 23.11.1946)

* Appointed for Aeronautical Technical Duties in the Fleet Air Arm

(01.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
10.12.1945 - (07.)1946 HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport)
1946 - 28.09.1946 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
Wilson,
Graham Alexander
G.A. Wilson
?
-
T/S.Lt.
23.05.1943
T/Lt.
01.11.1944
01.02.1944
-
(04.)1944
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 604 (motor torpedo boat)
18.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
Third Officer, HM MTB 751 (motor torpedo boat)
02.07.1945
-
(07.1945)
[Commanding Officer?], HM MTB 490 (motor torpedo boat)
07.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 520 (motor torpedo boat)
Wilson,
Henry Elcock
H.E. Wilson
16.10.1909
-
10.1985
Taunton Deane, Somerset
Midsh.
23.11.1928
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1931
S.Lt.
02.06.1933
Lt.
30.06.1935
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1943 (reld 1946)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
28.09.1945
?
1928?


joined RNVR (Mersey Division, List II)



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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

CBE
01.01.1974
New Year 74 [Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Malta] [investiture 19.03.74]
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
03.12.1957
Malaya [848 Sqn FAA (Helos)] [decoration presented]
Mention in Despatches MID
23.12.1952
Korea (5th List) [HMS Glory]
26.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 742 Squadron FAA [HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon), from 08.09.1944 HMS Vairi (RN Air Station, Sullur, India)]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
...
-
...
...
 
Wilson,
Singleton Thomas Phillips
S.T.P. Wilson
Son (with three sisters and one brother) of William Robinson Wilson (1886-1948), and Elizabeth McMullan (1887-1918).
Married Agnes Kennedy Anderson (née Richardson) (12.11.1929 - 21.04.2012); one son.
04.04.1916
Belfast, Antrim district, Northern Ireland
-
1990?
Newtonards Hospital, Co. Down
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 07.06.1945 (commission terminated 26.03.1945)

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

(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
 
Wilson,
Thomas Montgomery
T.M. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Kenneth Scott Wilson)
Son of William M.W. Wilson and Adelina Jane Brown, Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland.
Married Elizabeth Allan Scott; two sons, one daughter.
04.11.1915
-
02.1990
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. ?
T/Sg.Lt. 09.1941, seniority 01.05.1941
Education: University of Edinburgh (MB, ChB; 1940).
22.05.1941 - 13.02.1943 Medical Officer, HMS Princess Josephine Charlotte (depot ship, Falmouth)
General Medical Practitioner, Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland 1944-1981. Appointed factory doctor. Medical Officer, Bury Infirmary.
Wilton,
Fred
F. Wilton
Son of Chief Engineer Officer Thomas Kirby Wilton, Merchant Navy (died, aged 56, 12.01.1942 when SS Quickstep was lost), and Sarah Hannah Booth.
Married; ... children.
30.12.1920
Roker, Sunderland, Co. Durham
-
07.1992
Waveney district, Suffolk
T/A/S.Lt. 13.03.1941
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 01.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
25.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Bacchante (minesweeper and anti-submarine base, Aberdeen) (for miscellaneous duties)
09.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
10.07.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Ranee (escort carrier)
Trinity House pilot at Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.
Winchester,
Joseph Arthur
J.A. Winchester (Photo courtesy of Mr Dick Winchester)
Married ...; two sons.
12.06.1917
-
09.1994
Plymouth district, Devon
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 19.06.1940
T/El.S.Lt. 12?.1940, seniority 19.06.1940
T/El.Lt. 12.06.1942 (reld 25.04.1946)
(08.1940) - (12.1940) no appointment listed
(02.1941) - (04.1942) HMS Quintia (auxiliary patrol drifter, de-gaussing vessel) *
20.05.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Girl Ethel (auxiliary patrol drifter, de-gaussing vessel)
09.10.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
12.07.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Ocean Gain (auxiliary patrol drifter, de-gaussing vessel)
01.11.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Rose Haugh (auxiliary patrol drifter, de-gaussing vessel)
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Windle
Charles Neville Cole
C.N.C. Windle
Son (with one brother and one sister) of George Harry Windle (1872-1948), and Lilian Meta Bradshaw (1872-1942).
Married (02.07.1937, Bucklow district, Cheshire) Jean Marjory Charlton (14.07.1914 - 10.09.1975), daughter of Alfred Pacey Charlton (1886-), and Marjory Roylance (1887-); one daughter, one son.
03.01.1907
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
20.11.1982
Newton Abbot district, Devon
T/A/S.Lt. 02.04.1943
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1943
T/A/Lt. 01.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Employed with Martins Bank Ltd., joning Manchester Branch in 1923 (Manager of Cheltenham Branch, 1939-1947).
< 03.1943     on a destroyer in Russia
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
(08.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship) *
(10.1943)     British Naval Liaison Officer to Polish officer training base "Baltyk"
01.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
< 02.1944     British Naval Liaison Officer on a Polish destroyer
(04.1944) - (04.1946) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wingrove,
Arthur George
A.G. Wingrove
?
-
T/S.Lt.
29.04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
06.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Romney (minesweeper)
?
-
?
Commanding Officer, HMS Tanganyika (minesweeper) ?
Winn,
[Rt. Hon. Sir] Charles Rodger Noel
C.R.N. Winn
Son of Ernest Winn and Joan Winn (later Martino).
Married (1930) Helen Joyce, daughter of late Col. E.V. Sydenham, DSO, TD, DL; one daughter.

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

Wartime residence: Oaklands Farm, Scribers Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham.
21.04.1916
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
13.10.2010
Solihull South, West Midlands
T/S.Lt. 18.12.1941
T/Lt. 18.12.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 18.09.1945 minesweeping operations Adriatic 10.44-05.45
21.02.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Macbeth (minesweeping trawler)
11.05.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Sheppey (Isle class trawler)
(01.1945)     HMS Gruinard (minesweeping trawler) *
02.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Gruinard (minesweeping trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Winterburn,
Archibald George Henry
A.G.H. Winterburn [Courtesy of Donald Seiffert]
03.05.1908
Uxbridge, Middlesex
-

(09?).1975
Edmonton district, Middlesex
T/A/Paym.S.Lt.
25.05.1944
T/Paym.S.Lt. = T/S.Lt. (S)
24.11.1944
T/Lt. (S)
01.03.1946

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

(1943)


Supply Officer, HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
(10.1944)


Supply Officer, HMS Firework (base for port parties, London/Dartmouth) *
27.10.1944
-
(1946)
Supply Officer, HMS Vernon, Minesweeping Department, Northern Ireland [RN base at Portsmouth]
Skilled chess player: won the BCCA (British Correspondence Champion Association) championship in 1936.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wintle,
Kyrle Thomas Moore Allan
K.T.M.A. Wintle
Son of ... Wintle, and ... Wade.
21.03.1913
Devonport district, Devon
-
05.2006
Norwich district, Norfolk
T/S.Lt.
04.09.1941
T/Lt.
04.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Headteacher, Aylsham High School, 1958-.... Member for the Aylsham Ward, 1973-1991 & Chairman of the Council, 1988-1989.
Wisden,
Arthur Raymond
A.R. Wisden
(06?).1923 ?
Hastings district, Hampshire ?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 14.02.1944
01.03.1944 - (07.1945) observer, 828 Squadron FAA [HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)]
[25.07.1945 shot down; rescued by the submarine USS Toro on its 2nd War Patrol]
Wise,
Desmond Philip Bulkeley
D.P.B. Wise
21.10.1921
-
T/Lt. (A) 01.04.1944
17.07.1944 - (07.1945) pilot, 828 Squadron FAA [HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)]
[25.07.1945 shot down; rescued by the submarine USS Toro on its 2nd War Patrol]
Wise,
Douglas Arthur
D.A. Wise
Son of Gordon Andrew and May Wise, of Worcester Park, Surrey.
1919 ?
-
25.07.1941
(MIA) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 2, panel 7]
Prob. Midsh. (A)
01.04.1939
A/S.Lt. (A)
19.12.1939
S.Lt. (A)
14.03.1940

Distinguished Service Cross

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


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

Distinguished Service Cross

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


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

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

Distinguished Service Cross

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


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


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

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

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



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


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

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.07.1944 action Nore 10.05.44 [investiture 10.10.44]
... - ... ...
24.01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 4th MTB Flotilla)
02.1944 - 05.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 455 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC)
Shipping agent and company director in South Africa; Chairman South African Board, National Mutual Life Association of Australasia, Cayzer Invest. (Pty) Ltd., Regional Board Allied Building Society, C.T.; Director Palmer Womersley Distributors (Pty.) Ltd.
Wood,
Benjamin Hector
B.H. Wood
Married (30.03.1929, St Matthews Church, Lightcliffe, West Yorkshire) Hilda Mary King (10.02.1903 - 07.12.1979), daughter of Charles King (1874-1947), and Emily Sunderland (1875-1910); .. children.
07.03.1900
Raven Springs, Brighouse, Halifax district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
24.04.1986
Elm View Retirement Home, Halifax, Yorkshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 28.07.1941
T/Lt. 28.10.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
      course, RN College, Greenwich
03.11.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS Coronation (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel (coastal))
(08.1943)     HMS Coronation (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel (coastal)) *
(10.1943) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
[possibly at HMS Valena (armed yacht) during this period]
14.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
Wood,
Christopher Russell
C.R. Wood
07.12.1912
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland
-
04.1987
Northumberland West
Prob. S.Lt.
02.08.1934
S.Lt.
16.07.1936
Lt.
16.07.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld from active service 05. 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
16.07.1947 (retd 28.07.1951)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
-
02.08.1934
 
 
joined RNVR (Tyne Division)
(04.1940)
 
 
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
22.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Port Quebec (minelayer)
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
27.01.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland) (for gunnery duties)
01.09.1942
-
(12.1943)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Bee (Coastal Forces base, Holyhead)
05.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Vengeance (aircraft carrier)
* indexed, but not lsited as such
Wood,
Dennis
D. Wood
Son of William Ernest Wood, and Isabella Rachel Phipps (1884-?).
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
20.10.1922
Kidderminster district, Hereford and Worcester / Shropshire / Staffordshire / Worcestershire
-
02.05.2001
Lara, Victoria, Australia
T/A/S.Lt. 11.11.1943
T/S.Lt. 11.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
11.11.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
      HM LCI(L) 3 (landing craft, infantry (large))
Joined the Malayan Police force during the Communist uprising.
Wood,
Ernest Norman
E.N. Wood
Only son of Mr & Mrs A.G. Wood, of Neston, Cheshire.
Married (14.09.1935, St Mary's, Barrington, Langport district, Somerset) Barbara Hamilton Lyle (09.06.1909 - (06?).1972), sister of Lt.Cdr. Ian Duff Lyle, DSC, RNVR, and younger daughter of Col. Abram Arthur Lyle, OBE, TD (1880-1931), and Elsie Ronalds Crowdy (1882-1948), of Barrington Court, Ilminster, Somerset.; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
(06?).1908
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
13.04.1961
Wallasey, Cheshire
Prob. S.Lt. 08.06.1931
S.Lt. 06.07.1932
Lt. 06.07.1935
A/Lt.Cdr. < 02.1943
Lt.Cdr. 06.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Cdr. 31.12.1946
Capt. 30.06.1950 (retd 25.07.1954)

Distinguished Service Cross

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

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

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

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.09.1917 ?
Military Cross MC 27.03.1915 ?
Mention in Despatches MID WW I ?
Education: Stubbington House School; HMS Britannia.
Admitted to Inner Temple in 1912 entitled to practice as a barrister-at-law.
WW I     Captain in the service of the 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
11.11.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth)
05.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)
26.08.1941 - (12.1941) Staff Officer (Operations), HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
01.1942 - (04.)1942 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
01.04.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
16.02.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
Justice of the Peace (JP), Suffolk, 1928-1946.
Wood,
John Edward
J.E. Wood
?
-
T/S.Lt.
22.05.1941
T/A/Lt.
> 12.1941, < 08.1942
T/Lt.
1944/45?, seniority 22.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
21.07.1941
-
(10.1944)
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (in lieu of specialist Gunnery Officer)
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wood,
Norman [Philip]
J.E. Wood
Son of Philip Henry and Elizabeth Wood, of Yardley, nr Birmingham, Warwickshire.

05.06.1901
Leamington, Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
(03?).1974
Gateshead district, Durham
T/Midsh. (A) 24.01.1943
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 24.07.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 24.01.1944 (reld 11.05.1946)
Tool fitter. Professional footballer for 'Buckie Thistle' in Scotland, 1929-1946.
29.03.1943 - (06.)1943

HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station Crail, Fife) (additional; for full flying duties and training)

21.06.1943 - (04.)1944

pilot, 770 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station Crail, Fife)

09.04.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Heron (RN Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset) (additional; for full flying duties and training)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) pilot, 882 Squadron FAA [HMS Searcher (aircraft carrier)] *
02.02.1945 - (04.)1945 HMS Hornbill (RN Air Station Culham, Abingdon)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wood,
Peter Watson
P.W. Wood (Imperial War Museum © IWM HU 71296)
?
-
... ...
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 02.12.1939
... - ... ...
12.01.1940 - (04.1940) Captain's Secretary, HMS Curacoa (cruiser)
Wood,
Wilfred Knoyle
W.K. Wood
Son of ... Wood, and ... Barnes.
Married ...; two sons, two daughters.
09.03.1914
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
01.12.1973
Sudbury, Suffolk
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 26.06.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.06.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 02.1944, < 04.1944

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

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

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Italy Star It St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: University of Glasgow (MB, ChB 1943).
03.03.1944 - (04.)1945 HM FDT 13 (fighter direction tender)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
01.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Lagos (destroyer)
General practitioner (Wilkie, Allan, Wood & Williamson at Motherwell, Lanarkshire). Dental Anaesthetist, Burgh of Motherwell & Wishaw. Late House Surgeon, Maternity Section, Ayrshire Central Hospital. House Physician, Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Surgical House Officer, Gartloch Emergency Hospital.
Woodall,
Anthony Joseph
"Tony"
A.J. Woodall (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))
Son of Frank Woodall, and Eleanor Taylor.

Married (16.04.1949, Sturry, Bridge district, Kent) Gwyneth Gould; two sons, two daughters.
05.10.1917
Bromsgrove district, Worcestershire
-
05.09.1998
Birmingham, Warwickshire
T/S.Lt. 21.05.1942
T/Lt. 21.05.1943 (reld 16.07.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
16.09.1942 - (10.1945) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
(04.1946)     HMS Belfast (cruiser) *
Worked for Cadburys, the chocolate manufacturers, from 1951 to his retirement in 1982.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Woodhams,
Kenneth James Frederick
"Ken"
K.J.F. Woodhams
Lived at Malta, Hampshire & Devon.
Married; two sons.
29.01.1923
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
-
12.07.1973
Basingstoke, Hampshire
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
29.07.1943
T/Lt.
27.03.1946, seniority 29.07.1945
Lt. RN
22.01.1947, seniority 29.07.1945 (emgcy 07.01.1952)
Lt. RNR
04.03.1960, seniority 18.12.1951
Lt.Cdr. RNR
21.11.1960, seniority 18.12.1959 (retd 19.11.1964)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
02.03.1965
?
13.01.1942


joined RNVR
08.1942


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


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


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


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


placed on emergency list
04.03.1960


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

George Medal

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

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

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

Distinguished Service Cross

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

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

Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration

VRD
27.01.1952
?
13.03.1933


joined RNVR, London Division (initially List 2)
1933


HMS Malaya (battleship) (Home Fleet)
1934


HMS Neptune (cruiser)
1935


HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
1937


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
1938


HMS Revenge (battleship) (Home Fleet)
1939


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


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

George Medal

GM 14.01.1941 for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in removing a parachute mine from the grounds of Gillmore & Spencer, Rotherhythe 17.10.40
George Medal GM 16.06.1942 for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in removing an explosive raft at Malta 26.07.41
07.07.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for minesweeping department)
14.10.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Epping (minesweeper base, Harwich) (GM)
15.06.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta) (Bar to GM)
(04.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
(12.1943) - (06.1944) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
17.07.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Hopetoun (landing craft & minesweeper base, Port Edgar)
01.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Granton) (for electrical maintenance duties)
Published: My life with the parachute mine in the Blitz. In: After the Battle (No. 127).
Literature: Frederick R. Galea, Mines over Malta : wartime exploits of Commander Edward D. Woolley, GM & Bar, RNVR (2008).
Woolley,
Paul Osman
P.O. Woolley (Photo courtesy of Amanda Woolley) P.O. Woolley (Photo courtesy of Amanda Woolley)
Son of Charles Percy Woolley (1889-1972), and Phyllis Maud Wintle (1894-1983).
Married (1941, Bournemouth, Dorset) Joan Monigatti ((12?).1921 - ), only child of Peter Fidel Monigatti (1885-1972), and Frances Julia Franklin (?-1989); two sons, one daughter.
07.08.1919
Cardiff district, Glamorgan
-
30.08.2011
T/S.Lt. 04.09.1941
T/Lt. 01.05.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)     HMS Forte IV (Coastal Forces base, Falmouth) *
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
14.03.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Hursley (escort destroyer)
? - 13.11.1943 HMS Dulverton (destroyer) (survived sinking of the ship by German aircraft in the Aegean)
01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Croome (destroyer)
13.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth) (for signal communication duties on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Woolridge,
Thomas Howard
T.H. Woolridge (Photo courtesy of Mr John Kelsey)
?
-
T/S.Lt. 22.07.1943
15.04.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Bann (frigate)
 
Woolven,
Sydney Arthur
S.A. Woolven
Son of ... Woolven, and ... Green.
19.04.1923
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
12.2003
Fleetwood and Fylde district, Lancashire
T/A/S.Lt. 07.01.1944
T/S.Lt. 07.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
05.03.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Wootton,
William Henry
W.H. Wootton (Photo courtesy of Barbara Mellish)
Son (with one sister) of William Wootton (1904-2000), and Frances Marsden (1903-1986), of Northwich, Cheshire.
15.12.1925
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
-
04.08.1945
[St Augustine National Cemetery, Florida, USA, Post Section, grave 4]
T/Mids. (A) 22.11.1944
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 22.05.1945?
22.11.1944 - 04.08.1945 HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) (for full flying duties and training)
[killed in flight training near Naval Air Station Green Cove Springs, Florida; crashed during circuits and bumps training due to engine failure flying a Corsair aircraft]
Wormald,
David
"Dave"
D. Wormald
Son of Harry Wormald, and Lydia Kate Dudman (1891-1978), of Maidstone, Kent.
Married (1951, India) Lorna Newton, only daughter of H.H. Newton, and Mrs Newton, of Carrickmines, County Dublin.
01.10.1920
Brentford district, Buckinghamshire
-
01.1995
Exeter district, Devon
T/S.Lt. (A) 03.11.1941
T/Lt. (A) 03.05.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
(04.1942)     HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) *
04.1942 - (02.)1943 pilot, 838 Squadron FAA [HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)]
02.03.1943 - (04.)1943 pilot, 838 Squadron FAA [HMS Attacker (escort carrier)]
06.1943 - (08.)1943 pilot, 838 Squadron FAA
08.1943 - (01.)1945 pilot, 836 Squadron FAA
15.04.1945 - (07.)1945 pilot, 768 Squadron FAA [HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch)]
(10.1945)     HMS Battler (escort carrier) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Worsfold,
Geoffrey Herbert Arthur
G.H.A. Worsfold

Married; at least one son.
10.10.1911
Egham, Surrey
-
(12?).1983
Tankerton, Canterbury district, Kent
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
29.04.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

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

MBE
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45



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



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



gunnery course, Lancing
27.04.1944
-
1946
HMS Oystermouth Castle (minesweeping trawler) (based in Blythe)
Worsley,
Eric
E. Worsley
Married ...; .. .children.
09.04.1914
-
30.12.2016
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.06.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.10.1940 (reld 23.04.1946)
George Medal GM 11.03.1941 removal unexploded bomb 18.10.40 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth, Hampshire) [investiture 27.05.41]

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

MBE 23.09.1941 Portsmouth air raid [investiture 22.09.42]
Education: BSc.
27.06.1940 - 01.07.1940 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
01.07.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
(12.)1940 - (06.)1943 Unexploded Bomb Disposal Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (GM, MBE)
[date of appointment shown as 13.06.1940]
(02.1941) - (12.1942) for duty outside Admiralty
(02.1943) - (06.1943) for duty inside Admiralty
(08.1943)     Unexploded Bomb Disposal Department, Admiralty [HMS President] *
13.09.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Royalist (improved Dido class cruiser)
(01.1945)     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
01.02.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Glory (Colossus class aircraft carrier)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Worth,
Stanley Raymond
S.R. Worth

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


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


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

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

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

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

Mention in Despatches

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

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 06.40
(06.1940)     HMS Halcyon (minesweeper)
20.01.1941 - (02.1941) HMS Blackpool (minesweeper)
30.03.1942 - (10.1944) HMS Mauritius (light cruiser)
(07.1945)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wray,
Edward James George
E.J.G. Wray (Photo courtesy of Jane Colquhoun)
Son of George R. Wray, and Lilian B. Rogers.
11.05.1916
Bracknell, Easthampstead district, Berkshire
-
(03?).1979
Poole district, Dorset
T/A/S.Lt. 12.02.1943
T/S.Lt. 12.08.1943
T/Lt. 12.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 22.06.45]
(04.1943) - (07.1945) HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate) *
(06.1944)     HM LCT 783 (landing craft, tank) (DSC)
(04.1946)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wray,
Ronald Warneford
R.W. Wray (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
(12?).1915
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.08.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 23.08.1941
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
? - (10.1940) HMS Victory
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Condor
Wright,
Bernard Henry 

B.H. Wright (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Hutchinson)
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
29.04.1912
-
12.05.1981
Camden district, London (formerly of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire)
T/Lt. (E) 29.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1943) - (02.1944) no appointment listed
07.02.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Shrapnel (RN base, Southampton)
02.06.1944 - (10.1944) Engineer Officer, HM LST 214 (landing ship, tank) (Normandy)
22.01.1945 - (04.1946) Engineer Officer, HM LST 199 (landing ship, tank) (and for flotilla duties, 4th LST Flotilla)
A son-in-law writes: "He also served as an engineer on the flag ship Pacific Fleet at the time of the Japanese surrender. He had had a distinguished career in the merchant navy before joining the RN including development of radar and his connection with the service continued in a civilian capacity after his official retirement. He retired in around 1974 when he was chief engineer at the RPE Westcott."
Wright,
Cecil John Greenway
C.J.G. Wright (Photo: Dunedin Society)
Son of Cecil Middleton Wright and Agnes Murtaugh Wright; husband of Elizabeth Greig Wright, of Pembroke, Bermuda.

1899 ?
India
-
24.11.1941
[age 42]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 60, column 1]
T/Paym.S.Lt. ?
T/Paym.Lt. 04.10.1940
03.08.1940 - 24.11.1941 HMS Dunedin (cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk by U-124 in South Atlantic]
Wright,
Derek George Harbroe
"Jake"

D.G.H. Wright D.G.H. Wright
Son of ... Wright, and ... Smith.
Married 1st Mary Elspeth Robinson (died 1990); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd Jacquemine Charrott Lodwige, television scriptwiter & director.
DVD interview available at the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust



29.09.1915
Mortlake, Richmond, Surrey
-
10.05.2008
hospital, Taunton, Somerset (after a fall at home in Langport, Somerset)
T/S.Lt. 27.06.1940
T/Lt. 27.06.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 07.08.1944
T/A/Cdr. 01.11.1945?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 29.09.1942 attack supply ships & E-boats Nore 29.07.42 [investiture 15.12.42]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [investiture 09.05.44]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 19.09.1944 Coastal Forces action Nore 07.44 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 21.11.1944 Coastal Forces action Nore 24.08.44
Education: Framlingham College.
Joined Brooke Bond in 1932 to learn the tea trade, later followed by SAP Smith (Tea Brokers).
(06.1940)     served at the Dunkirk evacuation in a tug
? - 27.06.1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishement, Hove, Sussex)
(10.1940) - (02.1941) HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
(12.1940)     First Lieutenant, HM MTB ... (motor torpedo boat)
13.10.1941 - (01.)1942 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 331 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
07.03.1942 - 08.1942 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 32 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)] (river Scheldt operations)
08.1942 - 01.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 238 (motor torpedo boat) & from mid-1943 Senior Officer, 22nd MTB Flotilla [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
24.01.1944 - (07.)1944 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for MTBs):
(07.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 458 (motor torpedo boat)
07.08.1944 - 01.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 687 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 58th MTB Flotilla
01.1945 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 5008 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 58th MTB Flotilla
01.11.1945 - (04.1946) Senior Officer MTBs, HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
He had been with the Brooke-Bond tea company before the war, to which he returned in 1946. He served in Calcutta, Ceylon and East Africa, rising to a place on the board, controlling the company’s global tea-buying and planting activities. He served on several governing bodies dealing with tea production and by 1971 he was President of the Tea Buyers Association.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wright,
Frank Humphrey
F.H. Wright (Photo courtesy of Mrs Geraldine Wright) F.H. Wright (Photo courtesy of Mrs Geraldine Wright)
Son (with one siter and one brother) of Arthur George Wright (1860-1940), and Norah Richards (1877-), of Mayfield, Sussex.
Married (29.09.1929, New College, Oxford, Oxfordshire) Helen Marion Nowell Smith, second daughter of Mr & Mrs Nowell Charles Smith, MA, of Oxford; two sons, one daughter.
Residence: Winchester.

15.11.1906
Wimbledon, Kingston district, Surrey
-
19.12.1941
(MPK) [age 35]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 61, column 2]
Prob. S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 15.06.1939
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.11.1939
Education: Sherborne School (1920.3-1925) Abbey House; VI; School Prefect; Head of House; Marson Greek 1925; XV 1923-1924; XI 1923-1924); New College, Oxford (1926-1930; BA).
Assistant Master, Winchester, 09.1930-1939.
15.06.1939     joined RNVR (Sussex Division) (List 2)
02.11.1939 - 05.10.1940 HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) (for Naval Meteorological Service, South Africa)
06.10.1940 - 14.03.1941 HMS Neptune (cruiser) (for meteorological duties)
15.03.1941 - 27.04.1941 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (for meteorological duties)
28.04.1941 - 19.12.1941 HMS Neptune (cruiser) (for meteorological duties) [ship sunk by mine off Libyan coast]
FRANK HUMPHREY WRIGHT was born on November 15, 1907 [i.e. 1906]. He was at school at Sherborne and went to New College in 1926. There he obtained Second Classes in Classical Mods and Lit. Hum., and came to Winchester as an Assistant Master in September 1930. For some years he took a Division in Junior Part, and afterwards one on the Science side of Senior Part. In his anxiety to widen his experience, he obtained leave of absence in 1937 to teach at the Village College at Bottisham, near Cambridge, a school on a new model combining under one roof several different kinds of educational work from elementary to adult. Some months before the outbreak of the war, convinced that it could not be much longer postponed, he volunteered for the R.N.V.R. and in September 1939 left to undergo a course of training in meteorology. For a time he was stationed at Simonstown, and from there was posted to H.M.S. Neptune in which ship he was serving when he lost his life on December 19, 1941. He gave a rich and varied contribution to the life of the School. He was devoted to his teaching work; not only did he serve his divisions most faithfully, but he was a good German scholar having spent several months in Germany and Austria in earlier days, and took an important part in the advanced teaching of that subject. He also taught himself Russian in order to be able to carry on the work of the Russian class started by Mr. McLachlan and left without a shepherd on his departure. He was House Tutor to Mr. Robinson at what was then Culver's Close. He was a keen cricketer, and was to be seen on most summer afternoons coaching at the nets ; he was also an enthusiastic Scoutmaster, and with Colonel Pinsent, Mr. Hampton and Mr. King was responsible for the organisation and direction of the School Troop for several years. He nearly got his Blue for Rugger at Oxford and often turned out for local sides in Winchester. He had many outside interests and activities, and among them the larger part of his heart lay with the work of the League of Nations Union. He was for some time Hon. Secretary of the Winchester branch, and was indefatigable in organising meetings and spreading information about the objects of the Union both inside and outside the School. No man was ever more devoted to peace or cared more for international understanding; but it was characteristic of him that as soon as he saw that all hopes of that for the time were doomed, he volunteered without hesitation for service in a war which he knew would come and which, for all his bitter hatred of war, he knew was just. The officer at the Admiralty responsible for the direction of his work in the meteorological section was Captain L.G. Garbett, R.N., brother of the former Bishop of Winchester, and he has been kind enough to supply some particulars about him which show the high opinions that he won in the Service. Writing of his time at Simonstown, Captain Garbett says "he made quite a name for himself on the Station with his knowledge of German, and was becoming proficient in all meteorological office routine. In a shore appointment however he did not feel he was pulling his full weight, and he expressed a wish to serve afloat. On his appointment to H.M.S. Neptune he threw himself wholeheartedly into his work in her, which included the instruction of midshipmen in navigation, and he also found time to gain some experience of air navigation and observer's duties. As a result of the examination of meteorological logs received in the Admiralty, he was commended in Admiralty Fleet Orders for the useful information in the logs compiled in H.M.S. Neptune. On the return of the ship to England in March 1941, he was temporarily appointed to a Naval Air Station, but at the special request of his old Commanding Officer, who was full of praise and appreciation of his work and high qualities, he was re-appointed to the ship on August 28 [i.e. April 28]. Confidential reports received on him have been of a high order, and his loss to the Service is a real one." His loss to Winchester is even more real and greater. He married in 1930 Miss Helen Nowell Smith, daughter of Mr. Nowell Charles Smith (COLL. 1883 - 1890), formerly Headmaster of Sherborne School, and left three children.
Source: Wykehamist War Service Record and Roll of Honour (Winchester : P. & G. Wells, 1947)
Wright,
George Alexander
see: RCNVR officers' section  
Wright,
George Murdoch

G.M. Wright (Photo courtesy of Mr Stanley Summerhill)
From Monkseaton, Northumberland.
13.09.1908
Tynemouth, Northumberland
-
03.1995
North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear
T/S.Lt. (E) RNR 31.05.1940
T/Lt. (E) 19.07.1943 (reld 16.01.1946)

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

MBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44 (for services aboard HMS Port Quebec) [investiture 23.05.1944]
31.05.1940     temporary RNR officer serving under T.124 agreements
31.05.1940 - 08.01.1941 HMS Port Quebec (minelayer)
08.01.1941     temporary RNVR officer serving under T.124X agreements
08.01.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Port Quebec (minelayer)
25.08.1943 - 16.01.1946 HMS Khedive (escort carrier)
Returned to the Merchant Navy (Port Line) until he retired on 20.03.1971.
Wright,
Peter George
P.G. Wright
?
-
T/S.Lt. 25.09.1942
T/Lt. 25.03.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 13.06.1945 HM's birthday 46
14.09.1944 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HM MMS 77 (motor minesweeper)
01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Sursay (minesweeping trawler) (despatches)
(04.1946)     HMS Sursay *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wright,
Stanley Victor
S.V. Wright
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Albert George Wright (1874-1946), and Emily Savage (1875-1931).
Married (15.06.1935, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Blanche Hilda Queenie Leo Welham (20.04.1912 - 11.2010), daughter (with two sisters and one brother) of Thomas Emmanuel Welham (1883-1917), and Laura Edith Catherine Bridget Leo (1882-1925); three daughters.
17.05.1911
Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
02.10.1974
Tottenham, Haringey district, Greater London
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 15.02.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 15.08.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer employed on cypher duties.

(04.1943) - (10.1944) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
01.01.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
23.08.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Pembroke III (WRNS accounting base, London) (for supply duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wyatt,
Christopher Marcus
C.M. Wyatt (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Wyatt)
Son of ... Wyatt, and ... Watts.
07.05.1920
Milton, Hardingstone district, Northamptonshire
-
13.03.1982
Salisbury
T/A/S.Lt. (S) 16.05.1945
T/S.Lt. (S) 16.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp
Burma Star Bur St - -
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 ? ?
11.06.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)
Wyatt,
Geoffrey Douglas
G.D. Wyatt (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 29830))
(03?).1904 ?
Harlesdon, Hendon district, Middlesex ?
-
(09?).1948 ?
Lambeth district, London ?
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 16.11.1937
A/Cdr. < 07.1945
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
... - ... ...
17.02.1945 - (07.1945) Executive Officer, HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, nr Londonderry)
Wylie,
Keith Douglas Haig
K.D.H. Wylie (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith M. Wylie)
Married ((06?).1939, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Clara Haunch; ... children (two sons, one daughter?).
11.1917
Lachute, Quebec, Canada
-
?
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 26.06.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.02.1945 (reld 10.1945)

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

04.09.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames) (for Divisional Transport Office)
(01.1945) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
04.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
His son writes: "Earlier in the war he was a purser in the Merchant Navy. In 1945 up until he was discharged in October 1945, he was at Mürwik nr Flensburg. I suspect it was to do with interrogation of German naval officers."
Wylie,
Robert Stewart
R.S. Wylie
?
-
1969 ?
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 06.11.1943
Lt.Cdr. 08.03.1947
Cdr. 30.06.1953
A/Capt. < 01.1957
Capt. 30.06.1957 (retd 31.03.1959)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45 [decoration posted]
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 12.11.1957 -
31.01.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Jason (Halcyon class minesweeper) (DSC)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
      Permanent RNVR, later RNR (Humber, later Solent Division)
Wynn,
Robert Charles Michael Vaughan
"Mickey"
from 1965: 7th Baron Newboroough
R.C.M.V. Wynn
Son of Sir Robert Vaughan Wynn, 6th Baron Newborough (1877-1965), and Ruby Irene Severne (died 1960).
Married (01.12.1945) Roseamund Lavington Barbour, daughter of Major Robert Barbour; one son, two daughters.

24.04.1917
-
11.10.1998
Istanbul
T/S.Lt. 13.06.1940
T/A/Lt. 24.04.1942

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.05.1942 attack St Nazaire 28.03.42 [investiture 06.03.45]
05.07.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
? - 28.03.1942 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 74 (motor torpedo boat) (captured)
28.03.1942 - 01.1945 POW in German captivity (Colditz) (repatriated on medical grounds)
 
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