Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNZNVR) Officers
1939-1945
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Adams,
Russell Byers
R.B. Adams (Photo courtesy of Mr A.W. Arculus)
Son of Jubilee Arthur and Jessie Hepzibeth Adams, of New Brighton, Canterbury.
1922 ?
-
01.09.1943
(MPK) [age 21]
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, panel 8]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
? - 01.09.1943 pilot, 824 Squadron FAA [HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)] (missing, presumed killed in an air crash)
Allan,
Peter Drummond
see: RN officers' section  
Allen,
Jack Ernest
J.E. Allen
Married ...; four sons, two daughters.
?
-
1991
T/S.Lt. 06.11.1942
T/Lt. 06.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.02.1944 actions Plymouth area 04.43 & 10.43
(12.1942)     no appointment listed
27.12.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Limbourne (Hunt class [Albrighton type] destroyer) (despatches)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
04.01.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Wanderer (modified W class destroyer)
(01.1945) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
03.07.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Melbreak (Hunt class [Albrighton type] destroyer)
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Andersen,
Royce Martin
R.M. Andersen
23.10.1917
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 26.09.1942
T/Lt. (A) 26.09.1943
Education: Univeristy of New Zealand.
02.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Malagas (RN Air Station, Wingfield/Wynberg, nr Capetown, South Africa) (for "pool")
(12.1943)     HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) *
01.1944 - (02.)1944 HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (for duty at Auckland)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
09.1944 - (10.1945) DFDO [= Direction Finding Directing Officer?], HMS Shah (Ruler class escort carrier)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Arcus,
Alan Dougal
A.D. Arcus A.D. Arcus
A.D. Arcus A.D. Arcus
A.D. Arcus A.D. Arcus
A.D. Arcus A.D. Arcus
A.D. Arcus
Son of Thomas Leslie Arcus (1890-1950), and Jessie Waldin (1890-1963).
Married (1945) Elsie Mabel Andrew (1921? - 31.12.1988), daughter of Brig. Leslie Wilton Andrew, VC, DSO (1897-1969), and Bessie M. Ball; two daughters, one son.
1921
New Zealand
-
05.04.1993
New Zealand
T/S.Lt. (A) 22.05.1942
T/Lt. (A) 22.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1942)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
23.10.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) (for ferry pool)
04.01.1943 - (10.1944) pilot, 811 Squadron FAA
[04.09.1944 Fairey Swordfish NR890 [C]. Lost bearings in bad weather. Forced landing damaging the landing gear, wings and prop.]
(01.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Armstrong,
Kingsley Cooper
K.C. Armstrong
Married; at least one daughter.
?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
01.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
1942?


joined RNZNVR
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.01945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Atkinson,
Tudor Egmont
T.E. Atkinson
Son (with one brother) of Esmond Hurworth Atkinson (1887-1941), and Dorothy Allison Burnett (1892-1986).
Married (1951) Jean Hursthouse "Jinny" Stocker; three daughters, one son.
30.11.1919
Levin, North Island, NZ
-
06.12.2008
Riverleigh Rest Home, Eastbourne, North Island, NZ
T/S.Lt. 30.10.1941
T/Lt. 30.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.1944) [investiture 22.06.1945]

 

(12.1941)     no appointment listed
04.01.1942 - (06.)1943 First Lieutenant, HM ML 193 (motor launch) (11th ML Flotilla) [HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven)]
19.08.1942     Operation Jubilee – raid on Dieppe (Group 10)
15.06.1943 - (10.)1943 Third Officer, HM MTB 508 (motor torpedo boat)
(12.1943) - 12.1944 Third Officer, HM MTB 611 (motor torpedo boat) (51st MTB Flotilla)
06.06.1944     Operation Neptune - Normandy invasion (DSC)
12.1944 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 611 (motor torpedo boat)
30.01.1945 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 616 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Civil engineer (hydroelectrics). B.E. (Mech) (Canterbury) 1948.
       

 


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Banks,
Donald William
A.R. Barnsdale
1920
Auckland, NZ
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 1944?
T/S.Lt. (A) 23.06.1944
Accountant.
01.05.1944 - 24.07.1945 observer, 1772 Squadron FAA [HMS Empress (escort carrier), from 01.01.1945 HMS Ruler (escort carrier), from 03.1945 Schofields Airfield, Australia, from 07.1945 HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier)]

Observer in a Fairey Firefly which had escorted a strike on an airfield on Shikoku and which, damaged and out of fuel, crashed about 40 miles from the fleet, off Honshu, Japan on 24.07.1945. The pilot, an Englishman, was lost, but Banks managed to get into the rubber dinghy, from which he was rescued by USS Sterlet on 26.07.1945 at 16:33 hrs. Posit. Lat. 32-58 N, Long. 136-33 E.  He had been in water for two and one half days.  Was slightly bruised and sunburned, but in very good condition. This was an excellent example of effective ASR coordination. Communications were excellent: the position reported was extremely accurate and when we reached the position not one but three planes (two PRIVATEERS and a B-17) were orbiting the downed man.

(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Bannister,
Trevor James

T.J. Bannister
Son of George Bannister and Jane Scott.
Married Judith Cassie; five daughters, one son.
?
-
21.03.2001
New Plymouth, NZ
T/S.Lt. (A) 14.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
He was unable to sign up with the RNZAF due to working in a steel mill in Christchurch as a book keeper, however having completed some flight training with the air training corps in Wigram (where he became a Warrant Officer) he signed on with the RNZNVR as they were looking for pilots for the FAA.
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
01.06.1945 - (10.1945) pilot, 891 Squadron FAA
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook III (depot, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Barnsdale,
Alan Roy
A.R. Barnsdale
?
-
1987
Rotorua, NZ
T/Midsh.
?
T/A/S.Lt.
02.10.1941
T/S.Lt.
02.10.1942
19.06.1941
- (02.1943) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 73 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
(10.1944)
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) *
Chartered accountant.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Batten,
Frederick Moncrieff
F.M. Batten
Son of Sidney George and Janette Batten, of Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand.
27.02.1922
-
05.12.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Arbroath Western Cemetery, compt. D north border, grave 26]
T/S.Lt. (A)
20.03.1943
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 
-
-
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM
-
-
06.1940
 
 
enlisted with New Zealand Territorial Force
01.1942
 
 
HMNZS Philomel (pilot training)
03.1942
-
07.1942
HMS St Vincent (training establishment, Gosport)
07.1942
-
08.1942
HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)
08.1942


HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
01.11.1943
-
(10.)1944
pilot, 852 Squadron FAA
1944
-
05.12.1944
pilot, 728 [or: 731?] Squadron FAA [HMS Peewit] (his Firefly Mk. I [Z1903] was on Aerodrome dummy deck landings and hit the dummy bridge and burnt out.)
Belgrave,
Claude

C. Belgrave
19.11.1916
Hamilton
-
Ord.Sea. ?
T/S.Lt. 30.10.1941
T/Lt. 23.11.1942
School teacher.
03.11.1940 - 20.02.1941 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
22.02.1941 - 12.06.1941 HMS Versatile (destroyer)
06.1941 - 29.10.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
06.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Boston (Bangor class minesweeper)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bell,
Hector Donald
H.D. Bell
?
-
1972
T/A/S.Lt.
13.04.1944
T/S.Lt.
13.10.1944



may have served at some point at HMS Honeysuckle (corvette)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


HMS Beaconsfield (base, Port Melbourne, Australia) *
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Black,
Donald Palmer
D.P. Black
Son of James Palmer Black (died 1955), and Constance Olive Newport (1884-1955).
Married Valerie Madge Kirk; one son.
?
-
T/S.Lt.
30.10.1942
T/A/Lt.
< 10.1944
12.01.1943
-
(10.1943)
HMS Bayntun (frigate)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Bowman,
Colin Sutherland
C.S. Bowman (Photo courtesy of Mr A.W. Arculus)
Son of William James and Sarah Ann Bowman (nee Judson), of Riccarton, Canterbury.
1916 ?
-
23.04.1944
(KIA) [age 28]
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, panel 8]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
? - 23.04.1944 836 Flight FAA at MV Empire Macdermott (merchant aircraft carrier) [HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)] (killed in an air crash)
Braithwaite,
Stanley Norman
S.N. Braithwaite
Married Margaret... (died 29.05.1972).
?
-
08.05.1971
Ord.Sea.
07.1941
T/S.Lt.
09.10.1942
T/Lt.
09.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Graduated from Auckland University, and Victoria University, Wellington, N.Z. receiving a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, and A Master of Commerce with First Class Honours in 1939
Prior to entering the Navy, held positions in the Department of Industries and Commerce, Wellington, N.Z.
07.1941


joined RNZNVR
07.1941?
-
02.05.1942
HMS Edinburgh (cruiser) [ship sunk]
(05?).1942
-
08.1943
served on Motor Launches (East Coast of England)
08.1943
-
1945
served on Motor Launches (Mediterranean)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed (returned to UK for passage to New Zealand on Foreign Service Leave)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Later became a senior official of the U.N. in Santiago, Chile.
Bridson,
Gordon
G. Bridson

02.12.1909
Wellington
-
06.12.1972
Horahora, near Cambridge, NZ
Lt.Cdr.
30.04.1940

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
01.06.1943
action Japanese submarine Gualdalcanal 29.01.43

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Navy Cross (Uniterd States) NC
29.06.1943
action Japanese submarine Gualdalcanal 29.01.43
23.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Walnut (trawler)
20.10.1941
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Kiwi (minesweeping trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Broad,
George Minnerd
G.M. Broad
Son of John and Eliza Broad, of Roslyn, Dunedin, Otago.
Brother of Lt. John Norman Broad, RNZNVR.
02.05.1916
Dunedin
-
?
Able Seaman (1941)
T/S.Lt. 12.03.1942
T/Lt. 12.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Otago University (B.Com., 1949).
(01?).1941 - 05.1941 HMS Freesia (corvette) [wounded]
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
      navigation course
22.06.1942 - (04.1944) HMS Earl Kitchener (minesweeping trawler)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
25.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Dungeness (repair ship)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Broad,
John Norman
J.N. Broad
Son of John and Eliza Broad, of Roslyn, Dunedin, Otago.
Brother of Lt. George Minnerd Broad, RNZNVR.
22.12.1919
Dunedin
-
09.03.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, North Shore City, New Zealand, panel 7]
Ord.Sea. 1940
T/S.Lt. 02.10.1941
T/Lt. 01.11.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 06.07.1943 attack on enemy convoy Cap Zebib, Tunesia 01.04.43
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1944 Aegean operations 09-11.43
Draughtsman.
31.10.1940     left New Zealand on Scheme B draft for overseas service attached RN
10.12.1940     HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich, Suffolk) [briefly attached to HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) for training)]
01.04.1941     HMS Agamemnon
01.08.1941     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) [02.10.1941 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) for training]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
22.12.1941     HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (as additional officer)
01.03.1942     HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) [passage via South Africa]
30.05.1942 - 08.04.1943 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 266 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
09.04.1943 - 09.03.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 266 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
Brown,
David Alexander
D.A. Brown (Photo courtesy of Murray Hohnen) D.A. Brown (Photo courtesy of Murray Hohnen)
Only son (with one sister) of Capt. David Brown, The Highland Light Infantry (1882-1915), and Beatrice George Paxton (1878-1939), of Auckland, New Zealand.
Married Second Officer Rina Patricia Westwater Robertson, WRNS, elder daughter of Robert Robertson, and Kate Skingsley, of Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire; one daughter, two sons.
08.02.1916
3 Eton Gardens, North Kelvinside, Glasgow, Scotland
-
03.11.2009
Sydney, Australia
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 02.01.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 02.07.1943
T/Lt. (A) 02.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
15.05.1943 - (10.)1944 observer, 830 Squadron FAA
19.10.1944 - (01.)1945 observer, 711 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)]
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Buchan,
Alan William
A.W. Buchan
Married (1944, Scotland) Evelyn Gordon Findlay from Motherwell, Scotland.
c. 1915
Dunedin ?
-
T/Lt.
29.01.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(07.1945)


HMS Willow (trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Campbell,
Lawrence Maurice
L.M. Campbell
?
-
T/S.Lt. 14.12.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 16.03.1943

* Special Branch officer employed on scientific duties

(04.1942)     no appointment listed
18.04.1942 - 27.06.1942 HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
27.07.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
22.03.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
(10.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Carter,
Mervyn Rewi
M.R. Carter
Son of Mrs A. Carter, of Auckland.
19.02.1915
Auckland
-
T/Lt. 12.03.1943
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 27.03.1945 Operation Dragoon (invasion of South of France 08.44) [decoration posted] *
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM - -
* For good work in clearing shallow minefields in the Gulf of Frejus during the landings in Southern France in August 1944. When one launch stranded in a minefield, he towed her to safety and carried medical aid to others lost in his area.
Education: Auckland University (BA, 1938).
Clerk.
12.04.1943 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM ML 569 (motor launch) (DSC)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Chambers,
Russell Mason
R.M. Chambers
Son of Selwyn Chambers (1887-1915), and Violet Amelia Hall.
Married (1939, Dannevirke, New Zealand) ...; five sons.
22.02.1913
-
28.06.2000
T/S.Lt. 07.08.1942
T/A/Lt. 22.02.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

 

(10.1942) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
30.06.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Messina)
(10.1945)     HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
His son writes: "
Coastal Forces, English Channel, North Sea training until passed Officers exams; then LC (L) #114 Italian Campaign, & Burma operated (from Chittagong). First Lieutenant and Commanding Officer of several landing craft."
Cheyne,
Robert Alexander Charles
R.A.C. Cheyne
09.12.1916
Wellington
-
1994
Wellington
T/A/Lt.
11.12.1942
Lt.Cdr. RNZN
24.10.1946 (retd < 01.1956)
Chemist.
1941
-
1942
RN Coastal Forces
03.1945
-
?
Director of Naval Intelligence, Navy Office, Wellington, NZ
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
24.10.1946


transferred to RNZN
24.10.1946
-
(05.1953)
Navy Office, Wellington [HMNZS Philomel, from c. 1949 HMNZS Philomel II]
(04.1955)


Navy Office, Wellington [HMNZS Wakefield] * 
* indexed, but not listed as such [also indicated as ADC]
Christie,
Allan Bruce
A.B. Christie (© Imperial War Museum (A 23052))
1920?
-
?
T/S.Lt. (A) 02.10.1942
T/Lt. (A) 08.06.1944
... - ... ...
26.09.1943 - (04.1944) pilot, 896 Squadron FAA [HMS Pursuer (Archer class escort carrier)]
... - ... ...
Clark,
Kenneth Inman Carr

K.I.C. Clark (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Hutchinson)
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
05.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45
04.06.1944
-
(04.1946)
HM LST 214 (landing ship, tank) (Normandy)
 
Close,
Devon Ormond
D.O. Close
?
-
T/S.Lt.
19.11.1944
17.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HM ML 182 (motor launch)
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cocklin,
Rolph Eugene
R.E. Cocklin
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 11.09.1942
T/Lt. (A) 10.11.1944
01.08.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 836 Squadron FAA
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
Biologist/geneticist. Master, Marlborough College (also Officer Commanding Cadet Battalion).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cossill,
Royce Ivan
R.I. Cossill (Photo courtesy of Mr A.W. Arculus)
Son of Andrew Cossill and of Euphemia Cossill (née McGill), of Pipiwai, Auckland, New Zealand.
1922 ?
-
10.02.1943
RN Auxiliary Hospital, Sherborne, Dorset
(DOW) [age 21]
[Yeovilton Churchyard RNAS Extension, C.1]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
? - 10.02.1943 pilot, 759 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)] (died of injuries after an air crash)
Coveny,
Kenneth
"Ken"
K. Coveny
Married Mabel ... (predeceased him); one daughter, two sons.
08.03.1918
Karori, Wellington
-
13.09.2006
Albany
Ord.Sea.
09.08.1940 [5814]
T/S.Lt.
08.05.1941
T/Lt.
08.03.1943 (reld 24.12.1945?)
Lt. RNZNVSR
24.09.1948 [110030]
09.08.1940
-
05.12.1940
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
06.12.1940
-
29.06.1941
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
30.06.1941
-
08.07.1941
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
09.07.1941
-
31.07.1941
HMS Heliotrope (corvette)
01.08.1941
-
30.06.1942
HMNZS Moa (anti-submarine minesweeper) [from 01.11.1941 at HMNZS Philomel]
01.07.1942
-
15.07.1942
HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (for Anti-Submarine School)
16.07.1942
-
24.08.1942
HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (for Naval Electrical School)
25.08.1942
-
07.03.1943
HMNZS Philomel II (RNZN Navy Offices, Wellington)
08.03.1943
-
01.04.1944
HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington)
02.04.1944
-
(05?).1944
HMNZS Tui (anti-submarine minesweeper)
(05?).1944
-
07.12.1944
HMNZS Breeze (minesweeper) [from 20.05.1944 at HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)]
08.12.194
-
07.01.1945
HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (additional; for leave)
08.01.1945
-
08.02.1945
HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)
09.02.1945
-
10.02.1945
HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) (additional)
11.02.1945
-
06.10.1945
HMNZS Pahau (minesweeper) [based at HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington)]
06.10.1945
-
24.12.1945
HMNZS Cook (additional; for disposal)
Crisp,
Gordon Hamilton
G.H. Crisp
?
-
?
Prob. S.Lt. 15.07.1940
Lt. 24.10.1941
02.08.1940 - (06.)1941 HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (for service at South Sea)
04.07.1941 - (12.1942) HMNZS Matai (minesweeper)
(02.1943) - (06.1943) HMNZS Matai (minesweeper) *
(08.1943) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cumming,
Allan Gordon
A.G. Cumming

1911 ?
Dunedin
-
04.05.2005
T/Sg.Lt. RNVR 17.07.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. > 04.1944, < 06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: MB, ChB (NZ, 1933), MRCOG 1939, FRCOG 1958.
14.08.1940 - (02.)1942 HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich)
11.02.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Campbell (destroyer)
01.05.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus)
01.1944?     transferred RNZNVR
17.01.1944 - (04.1946) HMNZS Gambia (cruiser)
Gynaecologist. Consultant obstetrics, Palmerston North Public Hospitals.
Curd,
Victor Selwyn
V.S. Curd V.S. Curd

Son of Henry and Clara Elizabeth Curd, of Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand.

1917 ?
-
04.07.1944
(KIA) [age 27]
[Campbeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery, division 4, grave 593]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/Lt. (A)
?
?
-
04.07.1944
pilot, 768 Squadron FAA [HMS Ravager (escort carrier)] (killed in an air crash)
       

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Derbidge,
Edgar Neil
E.N. Derbidge
Son of Herbert Samuel and Ethel Emily Derbidge.
Husband of Joan Fey Derbidge (died 29.12.2001, aged 94), of Fendalton, Christchurch, Canterbury.
27.07.1910
Christchurch
-
03.03.1942
Banka Island, nr Sumatra
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, panel 7]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 29.04.1941
T/Lt. ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 17.12.1946 HMS Li Wo sunk [posthumously]
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM - -
Clerk.
07.07.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Stronghold (destroyer)
? - 02.1942 HMS Li Wo (auxiliary patrol vessel)
[after struggling ashore he was later shot in the stomach by a looting gang on the island after HMS Li Wo was sunk; sadly he died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp soon after arriving]
Dillon,
Donald Frederick
D.F. Dillon (Photo courtesy of Mr A.W. Arculus)
Son of Henry Charles Julian and Frances Elizabeth Dillon (née Cooper), of Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand.
1921 ?
-
30.03.1943
Boxrah, Norwich, Conn., USA
(KIA) [age 22]
[Newport (Island) Cemetery, Rhode Island, NY, USA, Navy Sec. Plots 172-177. Grave 12]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
07.03.1943 - 30.03.1943 pilot, 738 Squadron FAA [HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, NJ, USA)] (killed in an air crash)
Dorman,
Neville James
N.J. Dorman
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
26.11.1918
-
14.05.1988
T/S.Lt. (A) RNVR 22.03.1942
T/S.Lt. (A) > 02.1943, < 04.1943, seniority 22.03.1942
T/Lt. (A) 24.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
(08.1942)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
(10.1942)     HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
02.10.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
(02.1943) - (04.1943) no appointment listed
(06.1943)     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
01.06.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)
(01.1944)     HMS Godwit (RN Air Station, Hinstock, Salop) *
17.01.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)
10.11.1944 - (10.1945) Senior Fighter Direction Officer, HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Drake,
Walter Charles
W.C. Drake
Only son of five children of Walter Francis Drake (1884-1947), and Olive Elizabeth Beard (1884-1971).
Married (11.08.1943, Epwich, Suffolk) Irene E. Glatwell (born 16.03.1919); one daughter, two sons.
04.03.1919
Christchurch, Canterbury
-
T/S.Lt.
14.08.1941
T/Lt.
14.02.1944 (reld 28.10.1945)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.08.1944
34 minelaying operations Nore Command [investiture 07.11.44]
09.08.1940


enlisted under Scheme B
06.09.1941
-
27.09.1941
MTB training, HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces base, Fort William)
28.09.1941
-
07.1942
HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (for motor launches)
07.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for motor launch duties)
15.03.1943
-
10.1943
Commanding Officer, HM ML 106 (motor launch) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
29.10.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 110 (motor launch) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
18.03.1944
-
31.05.1944
Commanding Officer, HM ML 110 (motor launch)
01.06.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 106 (motor launch)
03.03.1945


Senior Officer, 51st ML Flotilla
09.04.1945


passage to NZ
Bank officer.
Duthie,
Henry Edward
"Red"
H.E. Duthie
?
-
2002
Dorset
?
? [FX81941]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
02.07.1941
T/S.Lt. (A)
22.10.1941
T/Lt. (A)
02.01.1944
A/Lt.
22.05.1953, seniority 21.07.1950
Lt.
09.09.1955, seniority 21.07.1950 (retd 22.10.1962)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
23.01.1963
-
late 08.1940


boarded liner "Akaroa" at Lyttelton for passage to UK
08.10.1941
-
(08.1942)
pilot, 801 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset), from 01.07.1942 HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)]
30.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
pilot, HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)
15.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 759 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
(04.1946)
 
 
HMNZS Cook *
22.05.1953


joined Permanent RNVR (later amalgamated into RNR)
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Eastgate,
Derek Winter
D.W. Eastgate
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of William Alexander Eastgate, and Violet Hope Robinson, of Takapuna, Auckland.
1918
-
07.10.1942
(MPK) [age 23]
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, panel 7]
T/S.Lt. 
?
?
-
07.10.1942
HM ML 339 (motor launch) (torpedoed & sunk off Cromer by German E-boats of the 4. Schnellbootsflottille)
 
Eggers,
John Frederick
"Fred"
J.F. Eggers (Photo courtesy of Mr Rob Eggers)
Son of ... Eggers, and Catherine I. ..., of Wellington.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
05.08.1910
-
02.2001
Ord.Sea. 18.12.1940
T/S.Lt. 11.11.1941
T/Lt. 11.03.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM - -
Accountant.
18.12.1940     entered RNZNVR under scheme "B"
18.12.1940 - 03.04.1941 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley Gate, Ipswich, Suffolk)
04.04.1941 - 1941 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
1941 - 1941 HMS Verdun (V class destroyer)
1941 - 22.09.1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
23.09.1941 - 01.02.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
02.02.1942 - 20.02.1942 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (for anti-sumarine course)
21.02.1942 - 13.05.1943 HMS Solvra (anti-submarine warfare whaler) [tender to HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa)]
[11.02.1943 Watchkeeping Certificate]
14.05.1943 - 31.07.1943 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
01.08.1943 - 04.11.1943 HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (for passage home & foreign service leave)
05.11.1943 - 30.07.1944 First Lieutenant, HMNZS Waipu (minesweeping trawler)
[02.1944 anti-submarine tactical course; 04.04.1944 qualified higher navigation]
31.07.1944 - 16.09.1944 HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (for course)
[08.1944 qualified for command of an auxiliary vessel]
17.09.1944 - (04.1947) First Lieutenant, HMNZS Kiwi (Bird class minesweeper)
       

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Fenwick,
John
J. Fenwick
?
-
T/Lt. (A)
21.12.1943
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Finch,
Bernard Laurence
B.L. Finch
1921 ?
-
18.12.1979
New Plymouth Base Hospital
Seaman ? ? [N245421]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 05.05.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 05.11.1944
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
03.1945 - (07.1945) pilot, 757 Squadron FAA [HMS Rajaliya (RN Air Station, Puttalam, Ceylon)]
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Fisher,
Ronald John
R.J. Fisher
Married Elaine ... (died 1980); three sons.
15.06.1917
Te Karaka, Gisborne
-
08.08.2006
White Rock, BC, Canada
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/Lt. (A)
27.03.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
01.02.1944
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
30.11.1943
successful sorties esp. against E-boats since 10.42
07.12.1942
-
01.02.1944
pilot, 841 Squadron FAA
01.02.1944
-
30.05.1944
Commanding Officer, 841 Squadron FAA (Lee-on-Solent, then Arbroath)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
Emigrated to British Columbia, Canada, in 1952 where he became a school teacher.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Fraser,
Ian Macrae
I.M. Fraser (Photo courtesy of Mr Alistair Blake)
08.10.1921
-
1983
T/S.Lt. (A) 09.10.1942
T/Lt. (A) 11.03.1945
(12.1942) - (04.1943) HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
(08.01.1943)     pilot, 759 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovil, Somerset)]
08.01.1943     Hurricane I V6541: internal coolant leak; forced landing
19.04.1943 - (08.)1943 pilot, 779 Squadron FAA [HMS Cormorant II (RN Air Station, Gibraltar)]
10.06.1943     Swordfish HS410:undercarriage collapsed on landing; damaged port main plane
26.08.1943 - (01.)1945 pilot, 880 Squadron FAA [HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier), from 02.1944 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier), from 11.1944 HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)]
11.02.1944     Seafire IIc LR684: part of undercarriage collapsed after deck landing with port drift
(04.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
French,
Allan James
A.J. French
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 13.01.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 13.07.1943
T/Lt. (A) 13.07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(04.1943) - (08.1943) HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) *
01.08.1943 - (10.)1943 pilot, 1836 Squadron FAA
23.11.1943 - (07.1945) pilot, 1836 Squadron FAA
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Fyffe,
Alfred Desmond
A.D. Fyffe
Married; ... children.
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/Lt. (A) 05.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
      flying training, Pensacola, Florida, USA
15.07.1942 - 11.1942 pilot, 894 Squadron FAA [HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton, Warrington, Lancashire)]
29.01.1943 - (08.1943) pilot, 771 Squadron FAA [HMS Tern (RN Air Station, Twatt, Orkney)]
06.09.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Flycatcher (RN Air Station, Ludham, Norfolk)
18.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Nabberley (Mobile Naval Air Base II, Ludham, Norfolk, from 29.01.1945 Bankstown, nr Sydney, NSW)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Tasman (RNZN base, Lyttelton, Devonport) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Gillon,
Arthur John

A.J. Gillon
?
-
T/Lt. 01.08.1943
Lt. 1952?, seniority 22.08.1948
A/Lt.Cdr. ?
Lt.Cdr. 22.08.1956 (retd)
04.03.1944 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1349 (harbour defence motor launch) [HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)]
Glover,
Denis James Matthews

D.J.M. Glover D.J.M. Glover

09.12.1912
-
09.08.1980
T/Lt. 29.10.1943
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration presented]
... - ... ....
(06.1944)     HM LCI(S) 516 (landing craft, infantry (small)) (DSC)
... - ... ...
Godwin,
James Gowing
"Jim"
J.G. Godwin
Son of James Gowing Godwin, a wool buyer, and Violet Eva Jackson.
Married (25.05.1962, Kuala Lumpur) Sally Tan Oon Neo; no children.

12.03.1923
Blenheim
-
02.05.1995
Sydney, NSW, Australia
T/S.Lt. (A) 01.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Blenheim Borough School; Marlborough College.
Worked as a clerk in the local Social Security office, Blenheim.
1942     joined RNZAF, trained at Woodburne & Wigram, with advanced training in Canada, transferred to Fleet Air  Arm
      flew Corsairs from HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier) (Indian Ocean)
02.1944     returned to New Zealand on leave
09.03.1944     when returning to duty aboard the troop ship s.s. Behar the vessel was sunk by the Japanese and he was captured
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed (while in Japanese captivity)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
Joined New Zealand Army (investigated Japanese war crimes) and was later a civil administrator.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Good,
Alan Hardie

A.H. Good
?
-
T/Lt. 11.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
02.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
Goodwin,
Ralph Burton
R.B. Goodwin (Photo courtesy of Mr Gordon Andreassend)

15.07.1902
-
1994
T/S.Lt.
19.04.1940
T/Lt.
28.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.03.1945
escaped when a Japanese POW
25.06.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Harrow (minesweeper)
?
-
21.12.1941
HM MTB 10 (motor torpedo boat) (2nd MTB Flotilla) [HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong] (wounded & captured)
21.12.1941
-
17.07.1944
POW in Japanese captivity (escaped from Japanese Shamshuipo POW camp)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) (for disposal)
Inspector of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) (Relief Mission in China), 1946-1948. Worked for UNICEF, 1948-1950. Emigrated to Australia, 1958.
Published
: Hongkong escape (1953; on escape from POW camp); Passport to eternity (1956; on life in POW camp)
Graham,
David Hamilton
"Dave"

D.H. Graham
25.06.1919
Feilding
-
Ord.Sea. ?
T/S.Lt. 30.10.1941
T/Lt. 31.12.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 01.06.1943 action Japanese submarine Guadalcanal 29.01.43
Law student.
03.11.1940 - 20.02.1941 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
22.02.1941 - 12.06.1941 HMS Versatile (destroyer)
06.1941 - 29.10.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
08.06.1942 - (06.)1944 Asdic Officer, HMNZS Kiwi (minesweeper) (despatches)
02.08.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Coventry City (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
14.03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Stella Polaris (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Graham,
Edward Harold Craigie

E.H.C. Graham
Son of John Penny Graham, and Isabella Craigie (1879-1921).
Married (29.05.1953, Dunedin, NZ) Patricia Maureen Millar (23.01.1934 - 25.12.1993); five daughters, three sons.
09.12.1913
Gore, Southland
-
31.05.1978
Oamaru, Otago
T/S.Lt. (A) 06.11.1942
T/Lt. (A) 06.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
08.02.1943 - (04.)1943 HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)
15.05.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) *
23.02.1945 - (10.1945) pilot, 733 Squadron FAA [HMS Bambara (RN Air Station, Trincomalee, Ceylon)]
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gray,
George David
G.D. Gray
Son of David George Gray.
Married 1st; two children.
Married 2nd; thee children.
?
Invercagill
-

c. 1974/75
Whangarei
S.Lt.
21.07.1933
Lt.
15.05.1938
?, seniority 01.05.1938
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
12.04.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (for reserve minesweepers)
09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)
?
-
(08.1942)
HMNZS Leander (cruiser) [indicated as from 01.08.1941]
(02.1943)
-
(10.1944)
HMNZS Manuka (minesweeper) [indicated as from 30.03.1942]
(07.1945)


HMS Ayrshire (anti-submarine warfare trawler) *
?
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Pahau (minesweeper) [indicated as from 10.01.1944]
* indexed, but the ship is not listed anymore; Gray is not listed under HMS Ayrshire in Dec 43, Apr 44, Jun 44 or Oct 44
Insurance assessor.

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Harding,
Denis Philip Bret

D.P.B. Harding
Son (with one brother) of
Roy Lindsay Harding (1885-1973), and Adeline Shere (1883-1957).
Married Lorna Dilks (1923 - ); one son, one daughter.
14.03.1922
Feilding
-
28.06.1998
Tauranga
T/A/S.Lt. 15.10.1943
T/S.Lt. 15.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
04.01.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Loch Killin (frigate)
(10.1945)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) *
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hargrave,
Frederick Barry
"Pat"

F.B. Hargrave
?
-
Ord.Sea. ?
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 01.11.1943
03.11.1940 - 20.02.1941 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
22.02.1941 - 12.06.1941 HMS Versatile (destroyer)
06.1941 - 29.10.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(10.1944) - (04.1946) HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Harris,
Roger Wilson
R.W. Harris
23.07.1920
Christchurch
-
1991
Te Aroha
T/S.Lt.
30.11.1941
T/Lt.
01.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
06.04.1943
Operation Torch (North Africa landings 08.11.42) [investiture 09.11.43]
Student.
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
?
-
08.11.1942
HMS Broke (destroyer) [ship damaged by shore batteries at Algiers & foundered in tow; Harris was taken POW, but released after the capture of Algiers]
20.09.1943
-
24.01.1944
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 347 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944
-
(01.1945)
HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for MGBs, MTBs, etc.)
(02.1944?)
-
(1945?)
Third Officer, HM MTB 458 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) *
1947?
-
1951?
extended service in RNZN ?
Graduated as an engineer and became Chief  Engineer and then Chief Executive Officer of the Hauraki Catchment Board.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hazard,
Douglas Lenard
"Doug"

D.L. Hazard (Photo courtesy of Mr Gerry Wright)
Son of Reginald Percy and May Hazard.
Married May Marsh.

16.01.1920
Frankton, Hamilton
-
22.01.1999
Auckland
Ord.Sea. 13.09.1940 [CJ/X 247112]
T/S.Lt. 30.10.1941
T/Lt. 01.05.1943 (reld 02.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
Mention in Despatches MID 21.08.1945 destroyed 3 U-boats Kola Inlet 04.45
Education: Auckland Uiniversity College (BCom 1947).
Accountant.
13.09.1940     entered RNZNVR at Wellington (Scheme B)
14.09.1940     embarked vessel Tamaroa at Wellington for passage to the UK
      served North Sea, Atlantic, South Atlantic, Mediterranean, Russian Operation, and Iceland:
03.11.1940     HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ispwich, Suffolk) (for training)
22.02.1941     HMS Versatile (destroyer) (for East Coast convoys)
13.07.1941     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for Admiralty Selection Board)
11.08.1941     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Lancing) (for training)
15.11.1941     HMS Lincoln (destroyer) (while under training)
08.01.1942     HMS Pathfinder (destroyer) (under training while ship was building)
01.02.1942     HMS Hastings (sloop) (convoy escort to Freetown / Halifax / Iceland)
06.12.1943     HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) (for navigation training)
02.04.1944 - 01.1945 Navigating Officer, HMS Hesperus (destroyer) (Atlantic hunter/killer group)
24.01.1945 - (07.1945) Staff Navigating Officer, HMS Loch Shin (frigate) (Russian convoy)
21.07.1945 - 02.1946 HMS Victory (not to join) / HMNZS Cook (for release)
Post-war a civil servant (accountant & director).
Literature: Gerry Wright, A Kiwi sailor at war : the story of Lieutenant Douglas L. Hazard, RNZNVR (2012).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Herbert,
William Allenby

W.A. Herbert
06.04.1919
-
Ordinary Seaman ? [FX84885]
T/S.Lt. 07.05.1942
T/Lt. 06.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Auckland University (BA 1949, MA 1950).
(06.1942) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hilliard,
John George [Nicholson]
"Jack"
J.G. Hilliard

15.01.1908
Auckland
-
S.Lt.
1928
Lt.
19.06.1932
Lt.Cdr.
19.06.1940
Cdr.
30.06.1945
Capt.
31.12.1951 (retd late 1950s?)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
31.05.1956
HM's birthday 56 [award presented]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42 [award presented]
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
1926


joined the Auckland Division of the Naval Reserve
23.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Blackthorn (minesweeping trawler) (Channel convoys)
26.11.1941
-
1944
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Tui (corvette) *
1944
-
1945
Executive Officer, HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)
1946


Commanding Officer, Auckland Division RNZNVR
Company director.
* (04.1946) still listed as such
Hocking,
Walter Raymond
"Ray"

W.R. Hocking
Son of Samuel Hocking (1889-1955), and Myrtle Alice Tully (1890-1970).
Married ... Shelley; two sons, one daughter.
01.11.1923
Christchurch, Canterbury
-
14.07.1987
Pauanui, Coromandel
Cpl. ? [617947]
T/A/S.Lt. 28.04.1944
T/S.Lt. 28.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
18.03.1942 - 01.04.1943 enlisted service, New Zealand Army (Territorial Forces)
21.07.1943 - 02.09.1943 transferred RNZNVR [7703 RNZNVR] & home service (HMNZS Tamaki & HMNZS Cook)
03.09.1943 - 19.11.1945 service overseas:
05.09.1943 - 27.04.1944 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
28.04.1944 - 28.05.1944 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
29.05.1944 - 24.09.1944 HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) (for training as Fighter Directing Officer)
25.09.1944 - 28.10.1944 HMS Begum (escort carrier)
10.1944? - 03.1945? HMS Newcastle (cruiser)
03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties)
      HMS Kale (frigate)
20.11.1945 - 15.01.1946 home service:
      HMNZS Cook
      HMS Bambara (RN Air Station, Trincomalee, Ceylon)
      HMNZS Cook
Holmes,
Cecil William

C.W. Holmes
?
-
T/S.Lt.
02.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
26.01.1943
-
(10.1943)
HMS Wensleydale (destroyer)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Cook *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 
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Isherwood,
Rentoul Ramsbottom

R.R. Isherwood
Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Arthur Cecil Ramsbottom Isherwood (1877-1961), and Louisa Ruth Gifford (1880-1962).
Married ...; four sons, one daughter.
29.03.1920
Matamata
-
05.2004
Aberconwy district, Gwynedd, Wales
T/S.Lt. (A) 19.04.1942
T/Lt. (A) 19.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(06.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
(10.1942) - (12.1943) HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
(02.1943) - (04.1943) HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) *
28.04.1943 - (02.)1944 pilot, 777 Squadron FAA [HMS Spurwing (RN Air Station, Hastings, Sierra Leone)]
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
14.08.1944 - (01.)1945 pilot, 771 Squadron FAA [HMS Tern (RN Air Station, Twatt, Orkney)]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
01.02.1946 - (04.1946) pilot, 762 Squadron FAA [HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Jervis,
Stanley Godfrey

S.G. Jervis (Photo courtesy of Mr Bay Jervis)
Married Margaret ...; one son, two daughters.
23.02.1912
Auckland
-
T/S.Lt. * 19.04.1940
T/Lt. * 19.04.1941
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.09.1943 destruction U-boat Western Approaches 05.43 &tc. [investiture 23.05.44]

* initially RNVR, from 1942?/1943? RNZNVR

(02.1941)     HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) *
? - 27.05.1941 HMS Syvern (anti-submarine escort vessel; ex-Norwegian whale catcher)
[ship sunk off Suda Bay; made his was across the island of Crete to Sfakia; evacuated on HMAS Perth 30.05.1941]
(06?).1941 - (06?).1942 HMS Valiant (battleship) (for 12 months) **
03.1943 - 04.1944 anti-submarine control officer, HMS Oribi (destroyer) (North Russian convoy escort)
05.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Scarborough (sloop) (Normandy)
20.09.1944 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Brissenden (destroyer)
02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW)
(1945) - (1946?) First Lieutenant, HMS Redpole (sloop) (British Pacific Fleet)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) *
Clerk.
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (12.1941) indexed, but not listed as such
Julian,
Geoffrey Court

G.C. Julian (Photo courtesy of Mr John Julian)
Married (16.06.1955) Mollie Estridge; one son.
28.12.1910
Auckland
-
05.10.1970
T/S.Lt.
13.10.1939
T/Lt.
13.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
29.09.1943 (reld 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
& France & Germany clasp
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM
-
-
13.10.1939


commissioned, RNVR
20.03.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Beaver (RN base, Humber)
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
1942/43?
 
 
transferred, RNZNVR
02.03.1942
-
20.03.1944
Commanding Officer, HM ML 486 (motor launch) [based at HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad)]
21.03.1944
-
09.04.1944
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
10.04.1944
-
16.04.1944
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire)
17.04.1944
-
23.04.1944
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)
24.04.1944
-
22.05.1944
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
23.05.1944
-
07.07.1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Myngs (destroyer)
08.07.1944
-
16.07.1944
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
17.07.1944
-
08.1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Helmsdale (frigate)
01.09.1944
-
26.03.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Dacres (frigate)
27.03.1945
-
15.06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Mounsey (frigate)
26.06.1945
-
15.09.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Starling (sloop)
       

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Kelly,
James
"Jim"

J. Kelly
?
-
03.2006 still alive
T/A/S.Lt.
10.1944
T/S.Lt.
13.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
10.1944


commissioned, RNZNVR (B8*)
13.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Oceanway (landing ship, dock)
?
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) **
* Kelly writes: "During the war several Kiwis with blue water sailing experience were drafted into the navy under a scheme A. They were considered capable of being commissioned and as such, were "loaned" to the Royal Navy for a war time commission. Scheme B was second of such schemes and educational plus psychological tests were applied to suitably qualified ex-secondary school successes, and others, and they were shipped over to the UK for training and screening for a temporary commission in the RN. Of our group B8 24 were selected and 15 or 16 "passed"."
** indexed, but not listed as such
Kennedy,
John Roderick *
R.J. Kennedy
* also used as
Kennedy, Roderick John
?
-
17.10.2002
Cheltenham
Prob. T/S/Lt.
< 08.1942
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
28.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
30.03.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Philante (yacht; training ship)
27.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HM ML 194 (motor launch)
?
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *



also served at some point at: HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth), HMS H 43 (submarine), HMS H 34 (submarine) and HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
Real estate agent.

* indexed, but not listed as such
King,
Lewis
L. King L. King
L. King L. King

17.10.1914
Glasgow, Scotland
-
S.Lt.
23.03.1935
Lt.
09.06.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
17.12.1943?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
25.03.1943
North Russian convoy JW51B 31.12.42 [investiture 29.06.43]
1931


joined RNZNVR
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(05.1940?)


HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)



HMS Weston (sloop) (Atlantic and coastal convoy escort duties)
09.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Berkeley (destroyer) (escort to the Channel convoys)
19.08.1941
-
(02.)1943
Gunnery Officer, then First Lieutenant, HMS Onslow (destroyer) (Scapa Flow & Iceland)
17.12.1943
-
(04.1946)
Gunnery Officer, HMNZS Achilles (cruiser) (attached to the East Indies Fleet, the British Pacific Fleet and the Japanese Occupation Forces)



Executive Officer, HMNZS Olphert
Company manager.
Kinghan,
Eric James

E.J. Kinghan (Photo courtesy of Robin Fowler) E.J. Kinghan (Photo courtesy of Robin Fowler)
?
Thames, North Island, New Zealand
-
T/A/S.Lt. 03.11.1944
T/S.Lt. 03.05.1945
03.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(1944/45?)     First Lieutenant, HM LCT 2130 (landing craft, tank)
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (depot, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Lawrence,
James Hugh McKinnon
J.H.McK. Lawrence
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 24.01.1943
T/Lt. (A) 24.07.1945
      served Merchant Aircraft Carrier ships
(10.1944) - (01.1945) 837 Squadron FAA *
(07.1945)     HMS Glory (aircraft carrier) *
(04.1946)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Logan,
Robert Alexander
"Bob"
R.A. Logan (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert M.R. Norwell)
From Auckland.
23.08.1912
Auckland
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. RNVR
?
T/S.Lt. RNVR
?, seniority 31.10.1940
T/Lt.
31.10.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45 [award presented] *

* Awarded the DSC after making eleven trips to Crete, where he landed some sixty agents and evacuated about one hundred persons, besides unloading an average of one ton of supplies each time.

(02.1941)


no appointment listed
(12.1941)


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *



transferred to RNZNVR
01.03.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 355 (motor launch)
[took part in the evacuation of the abduction party of German General Kreipe from Crete]
(07.1945)


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

  HMNZS Cook (depot, Wellington, NZ) *
Printer.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Luke,
Edward Hugh Noonan
E.H.N. Luke
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. 01.01.1943
T/S.Lt. 1943?, seniority 01.01.1943
T/A/Lt. 16.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(02.1943) - (12.1943) HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary) *
01.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for disposal)
(04.1946)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Lyon,
George Campbell
G.C. Lyon
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
04.03.1921
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 04.03.1942
T/S.Lt. (A) 1944?
T/Lt. (A) 27.06.1944
(04.1942) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
20.12.1942 - (10.)1943 pilot, 796 Squadron FAA [HMS Kilele (RN Air Station, Tanga, Tanganyika)]
09.11.1943 - (04.)1945 pilot, 836 Squadron FAA [HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)]
(07.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Macdonald *,
George James
"Jim" / "Mac"

G.J. MacDonald
G.J. Macdonald (Photo courtesy of Harwich Historical Society, Mrs  A. Farnell)
Married (23.06.1945, Aberdeen) Third Officer Evelyn Margaret Helen Mathieson, WRNS; four daughters, one son.

* both Navy List & London Gazette persist in using his last name as:
MacDonald

30.09.1921
Wellington
-
22.01.1982
Wellington
Ord.Sea. 1938
T/Midsh. 08.05.1941
T/A/S.Lt. 30.09.1941
T/S.Lt. 30.09.1942
T/A/Lt. 14.09.1943
T/Lt. 01.10.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 09.02.1945 (reld 1946)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO  19.09.1944 Coastal Forces action Nore 04.07.44 * [investiture 10.07.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.04.1942 attack convoy Channel 03.04.42 ** [investiture 14.07.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 13.07.1943 attack shipping Nore 13.05.43 [investiture 28.09.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 04.07.1944 two actions Nore 03.44 [investiture 10.07.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 17.10.1944 Coastal Forces action Nore 20.07.44
Mention in Despatches MID 02.01.1945 attacks Nore 14.09 & 08.10.44
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM - -
* As senior officer of the 21st MTB Flotilla, temporary Sub-Lieutenant G.J. MacDonald handled Motor Torpedo Boats 225, 234 and 244 with great courage and skill on the night of 4-5 July 1944 in three gallant attempts to attack a heavily escorted enemy transport until it took refuge in port. On turning homeward the MTBs met a convoy of six ships and, though day had broken, in face of intense sank two by torpedoes and damaged two others by gunfire.
** MTB 31 had made a solo attack on a German convoy, sinking one ship, but the boat was then surrounded by enemy craft and set on fire. Macdonald supervised the placing of the wounded, including his CO, in a Carley float as they abandoned the vessel ... After a time the fire in the MTB abated and Macdonald swam back to board the MTB and fight the fire, enabling the boat to be saved.
1938     joined Wellington Division, RNZNVR
09.1939 - ? gunner, Defence Equipped Merchant Ship (DEMS) Trienze
? - 02.1941 gunner, Defence Equipped Merchant Ship (DEMS) Fordsdale
      officers' course, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) & Coastal Forces training, HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
28.07.1941 - (02.)1942 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 14 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
(03.1942)     First Lieutenant, HM MTB 31 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
23.03.1942 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 241 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
24.01.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
14.09.1943 - 02.12.1944 Senior Officer, 21st MTB Flotilla
03.12.1944 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 393 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 31st MTB Flotilla
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
City Engineer, Wellington, 1978.
Literature: Gerry Wright, North Sea warrior : the story of Lieutenant Commander G.J. Macdonald, DSO DSC** MiD(2) RNZNVR, the most highly decorated New Zealand naval officer of World War II (2010)
* indexed, but not listed as such
MacPherson,
Cedric Alex

N.A. Marshall
?
-
11.02.1953
(MPK)
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 14.03.1945
T/S.Lt. (A) 14.09.1945
Lt. RN 15.10.1951
(04.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *

Worked for Education Department, New Zealand.

15.10.1951     short service commission, Executive Branch RN
? - 11.02.1953 observer, 801 Squadron FAA [HMS Glory (aircraft carrier)] (Korean War, air crash)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Maffey,
Leslie Walden Ellyett

L.W.E. Maffey
Son of Harold George Maffey, and Jessie Renfrew Allen.
Married (19.01.1945, Lorne Street Church of Scotland, Campbeltown) Edith Agnes Olive Creaye, of Silverstream, Otago.
1921 ?
-
22.02.1945
(KIA off Norway) [age 23]
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, panel 8]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 24.04.1942
T/S.Lt. (A) 17.10.1942
T/Lt. (A) 24.10.1944
13.07.1942 - 30.08.1942 Naval Air Torpedo School, HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) (under training)
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
12.10.1942 - 25.12.1943 HMS Malagas (RN Air Station, Wingfield/Wynberg, nr Capetown, South Africa) (for "pool")
(02.1944) - (04.1944) no appointment listed
03.05.1944 - 22.02.1945 pilot, 821 Squadron FAA [from 11.1944 at HMS Puncher (Archer class escort carrier)]
Mallitte,
John Frederick

J.F. Mallitte (Photo courtesy of Mr Jarrod Bell) J.F. Mallitte (Photo courtesy of Mr Jarrod Bell)
Son (with one brother) of Leo Augustus Mallitte (1879-1956), and Clara Catherine Nash (?-1935).
Married (08.12.1945) Joan Patricia ...
21.11.1916
Christchurch
-
T/S.Lt. 16.10.1941
T/Lt. 16.10.1942 (reld 05.04.1946)
Student teacher.
16.10.1941 - 16.11.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
17.11.1941 - 21.12.1941 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (for motor boat course & lent to HME Excellent for gunnery course)
22.12.1941 - 14.08.1942 HM MGB 74 [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William), from ... HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
15.08.1942 - 07.1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 80 (motor gun boat) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe), from ... HMS Dartmouth II (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth)] (took part in Dieppe raid)
07.1943 - ? Commanding Officer, HM MGB 81 (motor gun boat) [HMS Dartmouth II (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth)]
? - 23.01.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 80 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Cicala (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth)]
24.01.1944 - 24.04.1944 HMS Cicala (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth) (additional; for command of an MTB [MTB 416?])
25.04.1944 - 08.08.1944 HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington) (additional; for passage & from 23.06.1944 for foreign service leave)
09.08.1944   03.10.1944 HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington) (for Naval Electrical School, cover name for anti-submarine training school)
04.10.1944 - 13.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMNZ HDML 1193 (harbour defence motor launch) [HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)]
14.10.1944 - 27.11.1944 HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (in hospital for 14 days)
28.11.1944 - ? HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)
? - 04.07.1945 Commanding Officer, HMNZ HDML 1349 (harbour defence motor launch) [HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)]
05.07.1945 - 15.08.1945 Commanding Officer, HMNZ HDML 1193 (harbour defence motor launch) [HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington)]
16.08.1945 - 05.04.1946 HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington) (for hospitalization & sick leave)
Editor of "Sea Spray".
Marshall,
Neil Anderson

N.A. Marshall
Son of Sydney Marshall, and Clara Victoria Alexandrina Anderson (1900-1981).
Married Ngaia Nicoll; one son, one daughter.
1921
-
1988
Australia
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
1941?
T/S.Lt. (A)
21.08.1942 [N.Z.D.2823] (reld > 04.1946)
Pay Book Number: 221 issued on 4th September 1941 stamped "Air Branch Officer - H.M.S. St Vincent". References to: HMS Stalker; HMS Activity, HMS Hunter, Thorny Island, 833 Squadron
(10.1944)
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Martin,
Alastair Edgar
"Al"

A.E. Martin

Son of Robert Jarves and Mary Georgina Martin, of Ashburton, Canterbury.

1924 ?
-
05.05.1944
(DOW) [age 20]
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, panel 9]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) ?
18.08.1943 - 05.05.1944 pilot, 825 Squadron FAA [from 18.12.1943 HMS Vindex (escort carrier)] (died of injuries after an air crash)
May,
Arthur Stanley

A.S. May (Photo courtesy of Mrs Kim Keene, via Mr A.W. Arculus)
Married Heather ...; two daughters.
04.10.1920
Oamaru
-
17.11.2007
Porirua
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 23.06.1943 [N.Z.D. 3295]
T/S.Lt. (A) 23.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
02.09.1941 - 16.10.1941 15th Scheme F Draft RNZN on passage from HMNZS Philomel (Auckland, NZ) to Liverpool,  UK per MV Capetown Castle
17.10.1941 - 22.02.1942 34th pilot's course, HMS St Vincent (RN air branch training establishment, Forton Barracks, Gosport, Hampshire)
23.02.1942 - 04.04.1942 HMS Medina (FAA Camp, Puckpool, nr Ryde, Isle of Wight)
05.04.1942 - 11.06.1942 No. 14 Elementary Flying Training School (Elmden, Birmingham) [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)] (as pilot under training & for passage to Canada)
12.06.1942 - 1943 pilot's course, No. 31 Service Flying Training School (Kingston, Ont., Canada) (dropped out, and changed to observer duties) (as pilot under training & for passage to UK)
1943 - 03.03.1943 HMS St Vincent (RN air branch training establishment, Forton Barracks, Gosport, Hampshire)
03.03.1943 - 1943 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
1943 - 10.07.1943 HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)
11.07.1943 - 26.12.1943 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) (for observers pool and course) [from 23.12.1943 TA SCH]
27.12.1943 - 22.01.1944 HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
23.01.1944 - 20.03.1944 RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.03.1944 - 22.06.1944 HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)
23.06.1944 - 09.07.1944 observer, 770 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)]
10.07.1944 - 28.07.1944 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) (for "D" course in astro navigation)
29.07.1944 - 06.08.1944 HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
09.08.1944 - 16.08.1944 observer, 777 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
17.08.1944 - 31.12.1944 observer, 763 Squadron FAA [HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)]
01.01.1945 - 12.03.1945 observer, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)]
13.03.1945 - 1945 HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) (for ADO) *
1945 - 1945 HMS Nabthorpe (Mobile Naval Air Base III, Schofield, NSW)
20.05.1945 - 20.07.1945 HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington)
1945 - 16.08.1945 observer, 706 Squadron FAA [HMS Nabthorpe (Mobile Naval Air Base III, Schofield, NSW)]
17.08.1945 - 15.10.1945 observer, 721 Squadron FAA [HMS Nabstock (Mobile Naval Air Base III, Maryborough, Queensland)]
16.10.1945 - 23.12.1945 HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW)
24.12.1945 - 15.01.1946 HMS Tasman (RNZN anti-submarine training establishment, Lyttelton)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
McKinnon,
Harry
R.G. McKenzie
1921
-
2009
T/S.Lt. 30.10.1942
T/Lt. 30.10.1944
(12.1942) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
(07.1945) - (10.1945) HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, New Zealand) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
His grandson writes: "He joined the RNZVR in 1941 and served as an Able Seaman on HMS Garth for 6 months in 1942. He then undergoes officer training to become a Temporary Sub-Lieutenant in mid-1942. This is where the service record ends. We've also got a copy of his orders assigning him as Commanding Officer of LCT 2269 in mid-1943."
McLennan,
Andrew Colin
A.C. McLennan
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
27.12.1941
T/A/Lt. (A)
< 07.1945
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 04.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
27.10.1942
-
(02.1943)
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Dasher (escort carrier)]
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, New Zealand) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Merritt,
Frederick Ernest Roy

F.E.R. Merritt
?
-
T/Lt.
14.12.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
23.10.1942
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 100 (motor launch)
21.02.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Delhi (cruiser)
(07.1945)

(04.1946)
HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Miles,
George William

G.W. Miles
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A)
05.07.1943
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Millar,
Jack Allingham

J.A. Millar
15.07.1916
-
Seaman
? [F/X84608]
T/S.Lt.
18.03.1942
T/Lt.
07.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
?
-
18.03.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
15.11.1943
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 713 (motor torpedo boat)
(10.1944)


HM MTB 713 (motor torpedo boat) *
(01.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Miller,
Alfred Stapledon

A.S. Miller
Son of Ernest Miller, and Thomzena Stapledon.
From Christchurch, New Zealand.
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. RNVR
31.10.1940
T/Lt.
31.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
28.06.1942?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45 [award presented] *
26.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Punjabi (destroyer)
28.06.1942
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Puffin (sloop)
23.06.1945
-
09.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Cranstoun (frigate)
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Mills,
Adrian James
A.J. Mills
29.10.1915
Auckland
-
03.08.1979
T/S.Lt. 06.11.1941
T/Lt.  06.11.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
05.02.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS British (minesweeping trawler)
(08.1942)     HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
10.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship, Loch Erisort (Hebrides) & Oban)
(12.1943)     HMS Talbot (submarine depot ship, Malta) *
06.12.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne)
(06.1944)     HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne) *
27.07.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia) (for miscellaneous services)
(04.1946)     HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Mitchell,
Ivan Albany
I.A. Mitchell (Photo courtesy of Kate Mitchell)
Married (17.01.1946) Margaret Alice Crampton; ... children (one daughter?).
05.12.1909
-
08.12.1980
Ord.Sea. 1941?
T/S.Lt. 07.05.1942
T/Lt.  07.08.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
04.1941     sailed to UK on "Tamatea" (under Scheme B)
05.1941     HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
30.06.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Tiercel (armed yacht)
09.1942 -   Second Officer, HMS Skye (trawler)
(10.1942) - (06.1943) HMS Skye (trawler) *
(08.1943) - (04.1946) HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Mitford-Burgess,
Ronald Arthur
R.A. Mitford-Burgess
21.07.1921
Tolaga Bay
-
?
Sydney, NSW, Australia
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
02.10.1942
T/Lt. 
02.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
19.09.1944
Coastal Forces action Nore 04.07.44
Brewer.
19.04.1943
-
23.01.1944
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 244 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
23.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 395 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Montgomery,
Eric Frederick Lloyd 
see: RNVR  
Morgan,
John Falconer
J.F. Morgan
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 12.03.1945
T/S.Lt. (A) 12.09.1945
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
12.09.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
Morten,
Derek
D. Morten
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 08.01.1944
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 16.01.1945 4 attacks on the Tirpitz 08.44 [decoration presented]
Mention in Despatches MID 20.11.1945 operations Far East 07-08.45
01.03.1944 - (07.1945) pilot, 1841 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)]
[10.08.1945 shot down; rescued by the submarine USS Billfish]
Morton,
Harold Austin
H.A. Morton (Photo courtsey of Mt Shawn Dymond)
?
-
T/Lt. 
02.07.1943
(07.1943)


HMS Tetcott (destroyer) (Operation Husky, Sicily)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Muir,
David Arthur
J.F. Morgan
Son of David Aaron Muir. and Lillie Muir.
Married Patricia Maude Short (1924? - 22.07.1996); three children.
14.06.1920
Wairoa
-
08.02.2002
[The Avenue Road Cemetery Levin, R.S.A., Block Ashes Plot 299]
T/S.Lt. 22.12.1942
22.12.1942 - (10.1944) HMS Helder (Combined Operations base, Brightlingsea)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) [HMS?] Borle *
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 
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Nankervis,
William Keith
W.K. Nankervis (Photo courtesy of Mr Ray A. Purton)
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
15.11.1943
T/Lt. (A)
15.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
1943


qualified as an observer at Blake 54th Naval Observers' Course, Class 6
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
07.1945
-
(04.1946)
observer, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)]
Natusch,
Guy Kingdon
G.K. Natusch

07.02.1921
Hastings
-
06.2013 still alive
T/S.Lt. 25.12.1942 (reld 06.1945)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 25.07.1944 action light forces Channel 11.05.44 [award presented]
- MNZM 31.12.2002 New Year 03 [Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit]
1942     joined RNZNVR (Scheme B) (passage to UK aboard "Rimutaka")
1942     training, HMS Ganges
1942     HMS Tartar (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
22.05.1942     RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
31.10.1942     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
01.02.1943     HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
19.04.1943     HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (as spare MTB crew)
      Third Officer, HM MTB 234 (motor torpedo boat)
10.06.1943 - 11.1943
 
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 355 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
11.1943 - (12?).1944 First Lieutenant, later Commanding Officer, HM MTB 454 (motor torpedo boat)
18.12.1944     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ)
Architect.
Newman,
Maurice Leigh

M.L. Newman

14.11.1915
Christchurch
-

Christchurch
T/S.Lt.
14.08.1942?
T/Lt.
14.08.1943 (reld 05.1945)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1994
HM's birthday 94: for services to the fishing industry and the community
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44 (personally directing a long range fighter aircraft to intercept German planes in the Bay of Biscay)
Entered (as an accountant) the family firm of Ferons, a fish marketing and processing company in Christchurch, in 1933, working his way up to become General Manager after the war.
1941


joined RNZNVR (Scheme B) (sailed to UK aboard "Dominion Monarch" (troop carrier)



training, HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)



HMS Lookout (destroyer)



HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) (specialisation in flight deck management)
03.12.1942
-
(06.)1944
Fighter Direction Officer, HMS Bermuda (cruiser)
[Worked up a most efficient fighter direction organisation. 10.1943 he directed from his ship fighters of 19 Group, Coastal Command, which shot down two German bombers and damaged another in the Bay of Biscay.]
1944
-
1944
HMS Potentilla (corvette)
(10.1944)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton) *
Served on three trade missions opening markets for fisheries products in Australia and the Far East. After Ferons merged with the Timaru Fishing Company, Maurice opened the first salmon farm in the southern hemisphere at Pupu springs near Takaka, and also farmed Bluff oysters. He proposed to the Chambers of Commerce that New Zealand should convert to decimals and the Decimal Currency Board was established in 1967. Maurice’s past directorships include Ajax Fishing Ltd., Awarua Oyster Company, P Feron and Son Ltd., HL Young Ltd., Southern Cross Engineering Co.Ltd., Bubbling Springs Salmon Farm Ltd and he was President of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce.
* indexed, but not listed as such; in fact arrived back in New Zealand on Christmas Eve 1944 (aboard "Waiwera")
Newman,
Ralph

R. Newman

28.07.1898
-
09.05.1968
... ...
Capt. 30.06.1943

CBE, DSO and Bar, VRD

... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
       

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Oram,
David Charles
D.C. Oram
Married A.J. Oram; one (?) son.
22.08.1919
-
05.06.2005
Prob. T/S.Lt.
14.01.1943
T/Lt.
22.08.1944



served at HMNZS Leander at some point
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Palmer,
Charles George
"Bunty"

C.G. Palmer C.G. Palmer

30.04.1910
Auckland
-
1992 ?
Prob. S.Lt.
19.06.1931
S.Lt.
1934, seniority 19.06.1931
Lt.
19.06.1934
Lt.Cdr.
19.12.1941 (reld 1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1942
New Year 42 [investiture 03.02.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
09.05.1944
minesweeping Western Desert sweep [decoration presented]
Mention in Despatches MID
25.08.1942
Operation Ironclad
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1943
Operation Husky
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
?
09.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)



Commanding Officer, HMNZS Wirihana (patrol launch)
(06?).1940
-
22.07.1940
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
23.07.1940
-
11.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Pine (Tree class trawler)
02.11.1941
-
23.10.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Cromarty (Bangor class minesweeper) (seriously injured)
[ship mined in Strait of Bonifacio; survived the sinking, spent a year in hospital]
(10.1944)


no appointment listed
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) *
Company manager.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pankhurst,
John Arthur
J.A. Pankhurst (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew McAlley)
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of Arthur William Pankhurst (1878-), and Rose Donovan (1879-).
Married ((09?).1939, Reading district, Berkshire) Constance M. Dudley.
(12?).1905
Crowthorne, Easthampstead district, Berkshire
-
?
T/S.Lt. (A) RNVR 06.11.1939
T/Lt. (A) RNVR 15.04.1940
T/Lt. (A) 1943?, seniority 15.04.1940
(12.1939) - (03.1940) no appointment listed
05.03.1940 - (10.)1940 pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
12.10.1940 - (12.)!941 pilot, 750 Squadron FAA [HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)]
29.12.1941 - (06.)1942 pilot, 794 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
24.07.1942 - (12.1942) pilot, 757 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
20.01.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Tern (RN Air Station, Twatt, Orkney)
(10.1943) - (12.1943) HMS Dipper (RN Air Station, Henstridge, Somerset) *
28.12.1943 - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) (additional)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Partridge,
Peter John Kay
P.J.K. Partridge
Son of ... Partridge, and ... Kay.
22.02.1921
Paddington district, London
-
T/A/S.Lt. 02.02.1945
T/S.Lt. 02.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
05.03.1945 - (04.)1945 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
A relative writes: "Peter sailed from Wellington to the UK as a crew member of the SS Rimutaka on 4 May 1941. He returned to NZ as a passenger on the SS Rangitiki leaving London 30 May 1946."
Paterson,
Gray Duncan
G.D. Paterson
Son of Charles and Euphemia Paterson, of Napier, Hawkes Bay.
1918 ?
Napier
-
30.06.1944
Atlantic Ocean
(KIA) [age 26]
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, panel 9]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
?
-
30.06.1944
831 Squadron FAA [HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)] (killed in an air crash)
Patience,
Maurice Balfour
M.B. Patience
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
25.08.1944
27.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
Department of Unexploded Bomb Disposal [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Petersen,
Charles
G.J. Plank
?
-
?
T/A/S.Lt. 21.07.1944
T/S.Lt. 21.01.1945
09.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS St Tudno (minesweeping depot, Sheerness) (for minesweeping duties)
06.02.1945 - (04.1946) First Lieutenant, HM MMS 181 (motor minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Petrie,
Malcolm Harold James
M.H.J. Petrie (© Imperial War Museum (A 34249))

Son of K.F. Petrie, and E.N. Petrie, Christchurch.
Married (14.10.1950, St James's Church, Twickenham, Middlesex) Moira Anne Jarrett, elder daughter of F.B. Jarrett, and M.B. Jarrett, of Twickenham, Middlesex.
1921
Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand
-
09.2006 still alive
... ...
T/Lt. (A) 07.09.1944
Lt. (P) RN 22.09.1949, seniority 07.09.1944
Lt.Cdr. (P) RN 07.09.1952
Cdr. (P) RN ? (retd 18.08.1971)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 11.06.1960 HM's birthday 1960 [investiture 26.10.1960]
Mention in Despatches MID 13.06.1957 Suez operations
Education: St Andrew's College (1935-1938; Day Boy).
... - ... ...
(04.1945)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
01.09.1945 - (10.1945) pilot, 883 Squadron FAA
... - ... extended service commission
22.09.1949     permanent commission RN
... - ... ...
(1959)     Commanding Officer, 892 Sea Vixen Squadron
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Phipps,
[Sir] Peter
P. Phipps P. Phipps

07.06.1909 *
-
18.09.1989

* other source: 07.12.1908
Lt. 23.04.1933
Lt.Cdr. 24.03.1941
... ...
V.Adm. RNZN 1964 (retd 1965)

KBE 1964 (CBE 1962); DSC 1941 (Bar 1943); VRD 1945; US Navy Cross (1943)

23.07.1940 - 1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Bay (minesweeping trawler)
13.11.1941 - 07.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Scarba (minesweeping trawler)
1943 - 07.04.1943 Commanding Officer, HMNZS Moa (minesweeping trawler)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMNZS Scarba *
1943? - 1945? Senior Officer, 25th Minesweeping Flotilla (Solomon Islands)
1945     transferred to RNZN
* indexed, but not listed as such
Plank,
Geoffrey James
G.J. Plank
Married Barbara (predeceased him); two sons, one daughter.
11.12.1915
Christchurch
-
26.12.2006
Takapuna
[aged 91]
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
21.08.1943
Mention in Despatches MID
17.10.1944
Coastal Forces action Nore 20.07.44 [HM MTB 244]
Store manager.
24.12.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 48 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
24.05.1943
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 349 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
(01.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Randell,
William

W. Randell
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 12.04.1943
(04.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
 
Reece,
Lloyd Gordon Cheriton

L.G.C. Reece
Son of A.G. Reece.
Married Leila ...; one daughter, one son.
09.08.1918
Kohukohu
-
25.04.2011

Grace Joel Hospital, St Heliers, Auckland
T/S.Lt. (A) 25.10.1941
T/Lt. (A) 01.07.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) < 10.1944
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 27.03.1945 Operation Dragoon (invasion South of France 08.44) [decoration presented]
Clerk.
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
02.06.1944 - 10.11.1944 Commanding Officer, 807 Squadron FAA [HMS Hunter (escort carrier)]
(01.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Reeves,
John Henry
J.H. Reeves (Photo courtesy of Mr A.W. Arculus) J.H. Reeves
Son of George Frederick and Elizabeth Wilkins Reeves (née Kaye) of Haumoana.
1923 ?
-
01.05.1943
near Skipness, Argyll, Scotland
(KIAW) [age 20]
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, panel 9]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/S.Lt. (A) ?
? - 10.02.1943 766 Squadron FAA [HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)] (killied in action in an air crash)
Reid,
Frank Victor

F.V. Reid
Married Geraldine Trelease (born 1920), daughter of Thomas Vivian Trelease and Caroline Elizabeth Hayfield; two sons.
1914
Wellington
-
1964
Nelson
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
16.07.1943
20.01.1943
-
05.1943
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
05.1943
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, HM ML 120 (motor launch)
06.03.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 590 (motor launch)
(07.1945)


HM ML 590 (motor launch) *
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Renner,
Robert Clyo

R.C. Renner
?
-
Paym.S.Lt. 19.06.1931
Paym.Lt. 19.06.1933
Paym.Lt.Cdr. = Lt.Cdr. (S) 19.06.1941
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
05.07.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
16.09.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
17.08.1943 - (04.1946) HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)
Rhodes,
Howard Alton
H.A. Rhodes
25.09.1922
Marton
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 08.08.1943
T/Lt. (A) 08.08.1945

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 31.07.1945 Operation Iceberg (air strikes on Sakishima Islands / capture of Okinawa 03-05.45) [decoration presented]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 20.11.1945 operations Far East 07-08.45 [decoration presented] *
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - & clasp Pacific
Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 13.03.1945 Operation Lentil (air strike Pangkalan Brandan, Sumatra 12.44-01.45)
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM - -
* His alertness and quickness of eye and dash made him ‘outstanding in a good operational fighter squadron.’ He showed ‘coolness and superb airmanship’ in landing his badly shot-up Corsair, in which the flying controls were virtually entirely destroyed, safely on his carrier after returning with valuable photographs which he knew were needed to assess the damage done to a Japanese carrier.
Education: Wanganui Collegiate School (1936-1940).
01.09.1943 - (06.)1944 pilot, 1837 Squadron FAA
09.09.1944 - (07.1945) pilot, 1836 Squadron FAA [HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)]
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
Veterinary surgeon.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Ritchie,
Michael Ian

M.I. Ritchie
?
-
T/Lt. (A)
14.08.1944
03.1944
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 1833 Squadron, FAA
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rivett,
Murray

M. Rivett
Son of Reginald Rivett, and Marion Herington.
Married; ... children.
24.10.1919
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
-
07.2008 still alive
T/S.Lt. (A)
19.02.1943
T/Lt. (A)
24.10.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
05.09.1944
Operation Lombard (operations off Norway 44) flying from HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
13.07.1944
-
(10.1944)
pilot, 831 Squadron FAA
24.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
pilot, 767 Squadron FAA [HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus)] (for instructional duties)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
Shepherd.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robjohns,
Henry Charles

H.C. Robjohns
?
-
T/S.Lt.
02.10.1941
T/Lt.
02.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
(1942)


British Naval Liaison Officer, Hr.Ms. O 19 (Dutch submarine)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Una (submarine) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rogers,
William Henry
see: RNVR officers' section  
Rout,
Michael Vernon
"Mike"
M.V. Rout

29.01.1919
-
T/S.Lt. 29.01.1942
T/Lt. 01.07.1943

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 02.05.1944 4 E-boats damaged The Nore 14.02.44 [decoration presented]
Mention in Despatches MID 25.07.1944 action The Nore 10.05.44
Education: Otago (BSc).
... - ... ...
01.05.1942 - 11.1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 82 (motor gun boat)
11.1943 - 23.01.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 455 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 4th MTB Flotilla):
 24.01.1944 - 05.1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 455 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC, despatches)
 05.1944 - ? Commanding Officer, HM MTB 470 (motor torpedo boat)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Schmitt,
Geoffrey Joseph
"Geoff"

A.C. Shaw
Son of L.J. Schmitt.
Married (1942) Joanne Mary Mitchener (16.04.1920 - ), daughter of K. Mitchener; two sons, one daughter.

08.06.1921
Wellington
-
03.03.2003
Auckland
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 04.07.1942
Education: Christian Brothers College, Waverley, NSW, St Patrick's College, Wellington; Victoria University College, Wellington (MA Hons econ; BCom, Diploma in Public Administration); Prof. Asst., Prof. Cost Accountancy, 38th Advanced Management Programme, Harvard University (1960).
Treasury Department, Wellington, 1937-1941.
1941 - 1943 for radar duties
1943 - 1944 Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
(10.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Research Officer, Treasury Department, Wellington, 1944-1953. Worked for Tasman Pulp and Paper Company, 1953-1967, ending as General Manager. Professor of Management Studies, University of Waikote, Hamilton, since 1971. President, Australia and New Zealand Association of Teachers of Accountancy.
Sharp,
Geoffrey Hey

G.H. Sharp (Photo courtesy of Reece Fowler)
Second son of Mr & Mrs H.H. Sharp, of Khandallah.
Married (30.01.1940, St Peter's Church, Wellington) Kathleen Margaret Clerke, second daughter of Mr & Mrs A.H. Clerke, of Island Bay; ... children.
08.01.1915
Khandallah, Wellington
-
T/S.Lt. 21.05.1942
T/Lt. 21.05.1943 (reld 02.11.1944)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM - -
Farm appraiser.
? - 21.05.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
19.11.1942 - 07.10.1943 First Lieutenant, HM ML 274 (motor launch)
08.10.1943 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM ML 271 (motor launch)
(10.1944)     HM ML 271 (motor launch) *
03.11.1944     transferred to Army (Area 5 Pool)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Shaw,
Alastair Calwell

A.C. Shaw
?
-
T/S.Lt.
22.04.1944
01.06.1944
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HM ML 106 (motor launch)
(07.1945)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Sinclair,
Gordon Roskelyn

G.R. Sinclair
Married ...; ... childen (one son?).
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 03.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: University of Otago (BDS, 1948).
(10.1944)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
(01.1945)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
06.01.1945 - (04.)1945 observer, 853 Squadron FAA
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
Dentist.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Skilton,
Vincent George
"Vin"
V.G. Skilton (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Skilton) V.G. Skilton (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Skilton)
V.G. Skilton (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Skilton) V.G. Skilton (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Skilton)
V.G. Skilton (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Skilton)
Married ...; three sons.
17.10.1916
Wellington
-
15.10.1988
Ord.Sea. 05.04.1944
T/A/S.Lt. `11.05.1945 (reld 31.03.1946)
Mention in Despatches MC 01.06.1953 HM's coronation 53: gallant and distinguished services in Korea 07.52-02.53
 1935 - 1944 served in New Zealand Army in the artillery (personal number as officer: 30162); in 1944 he was ranked Captain in the NZ Heavy Artillery Regiment, being the adjutant in 15th Heavy Coastal Artillery at Godley Head;
05.04.1944     joined the RNZNVR as Ordinary Seaman under 'Scheme B' to serve overseas; embarked on transport to the UK, via Colombo, on 16.06.1944
1944 - 11.05.1945 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
Returned to the Royal New Zealand Army and served until 1968, retiring with rank of Lt. Colonel.
A son writes: "I have recently received over 400 pages of my father's military file (primarily army service) from the NZDF. His stated position at end of hostilities in 1945 is 'Gunnery Officer, Destroyer'."

* indexed, but not listed as such
Skow,
Raymond Lawrence
"Ray"

R.L. Skow
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Anners Karl Wilhelm Skow (1882-1952), and Sarah Josephine Skow (1886-1973).
Married (26.07.1944, Westminster district, London) Williamina MacPherson "Win" Macleod (08.07.1926 - 19.07.2009), daughter (with two sisters) of Donald Macleod (1903-1970), and Jane Linklater (1906-1936); three daughters, two sons.
25.11.1920
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
-
10.02.1990
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 24.12.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 24.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
01.1943 - 03.1943 No 47 Pilot Course "Rodney Division"
07.02.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Macaw (FAA training establishment, Wellbank, Cumberland)
30.04.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire) (for full flying duties and training)
08.09.1944 - (01.)1945) pilot, 819 Squadron FAA
27.03.1945 - (04.)1945 pilot, 813 Squadron FAA
07.07.1945 - (07.)1945 pilot, 798 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
04.08.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus) (for full flying duties and training)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot & training establishment, Wellington) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Smith,
Gerald Gregory
G.G. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 01.10.1942
... - ... ...
07.12.1943 - (04.1944) pilot, 1832 Squadron FAA
... - ... ...
Smith,
William James Lanyon
"Bill"

W.J.L. Smith
01.12.1922
Gore
-
T/S.Lt.
17.09.1944
T/Lt.
01.12.1945
Lt. RNZN
06.1946, senioirty 24.05.1945
Lt.Cdr. RNZN
24.05.1953
Cdr. RNZN
31.12.1959 (retd)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
13.11.1945
Operation Struggle (midget submarine attack on Japanese heavy cruiser Takao in Johore strait 31.07.45) [investiture 20.07.48]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1968
HM's birthday 68
School teacher.
05.05.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne)
07.12.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Bonaventure (midget submarine depot ship)
(07.1945)


First Lieutenant, HMS XE3 (midget submarine)
06.1946
 
 
transferred, RNZN
10.02.1947
-
(07.)1948
HMNZS Bellona
12.07.1948
-
(05.)1949
HMNZS Hawea
08.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMNZS Lachlan
24.02.1953
-
(04.)1955
Executive Officer, HMNZS Maori
07.11.1955
-
(01.)1956
Navy Office, Wellington [HMNZS Wakefield]
21.05.1956
-
(01.1957)
Assistant Director of Plans, Navy Office, Wellington [HMNZS Wakefield]
1958?
-
1959?
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Shackleton
06.02.1960
-
06.10.1962
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Lachlan & "H" Charge & as Hydrographer of the RNZN
12.10.1962
-
(02.1963)
Director of Hydrography, Navy Office, Wellington [HMNZS Wakefield]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Stewart,
James Frederick
"Jim"

J.F. Stewart (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Harrison)
17.10.1923
Wellington
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
06.07.1945



went to the UK to train as a Fleet Air Arm pilot, but had to break that off due to eye problems; possibly went on North Atlantic convoys after that
(04.1946)
 
 
HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Stirling,
Ian Francis
I.F. Stirling
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 10.09.1944
05.02.1945 - (07.1945) pilot, 1842 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)]
[28.07.1945 shot down; rescued by the submarine USS Scabbardfish on its 5th War Patrol]
Street,
Arthur Robert
J.F. Stewart (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Harrison)
Son of Robert Edward and Johanna Wilhelmina Street of Feilding, Wellington, New Zealand.
1918 ?
-
27.06.1943
(KIA) [age 25]
[St Merryn Churchyard, Cornwall, grave 8]
T/Lt. (A) ?
? - 27.06.1943 pilot, 748 Squadron FAA [HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn, Cornwall)] (killed in an air crash)
Sunderland,
Archibald Thomas
A.T. Sunderland
1923?
-
1977?
T/A/S.Lt. 12.05.1944
T/S.Lt. 12.11.1944
... - ... ...
04.09.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 4th MTB Flotilla):
 ? - ? Spare Officer, HM MTB 458 (motor torpedo boat)
05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for miscellaneous services)
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Tait,
James Francis
"Jim"
J.F. Tait (Photo courtesy of Mr Jim Tait) J.F. Tait (Photo courtesy of Mr Jim Tait)
Son of Allan G. Tait and Ann Gordon, Timaru, NZ.
Brother of Adm. Sir Allan Gordon Tait, KCB, DSC, RN.
Married (1950) Rae Nola White, daughter of Geoffrey George Melbourne White, and Dorothy Laura Margaret Harper; three sons, one daughter.

13.10.1918
Tmaru
-
14.07.2012
Wellington
Ord.Sea. 18.12.1940 [CJX 258430]
T/S.Lt. 11.12.1941
T/Lt. 13.10.1943
Sg.Lt. (D) 1949, seniority 13.10.1945
Sg.Lt.Cdr. (D) 13.10.1951
Sg.Cdr. (D) 31.12.1957 (retd 10.1968)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM - -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
New Zealand Defence Service Medal NZDSM - & territorial clasp
Malta George Cross 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal Malta - -
Arctic Star Arc St - -
18.12.1940 - 03.04.1941 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich)
04.04.1941 - 24.04.1941 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
24.04.1941 - 26.08.1941 HMS Arethusa (cruiser)
27.08.1941 - 22.09.1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
23.09.1941 - 10.12.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officer training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
03.02.1942 - 02.11.1942 HMS Ithuriel (destroyer)
03.11.1942 - 23.02.1943 HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
24.02.1943 - 05.05.1943 HMS P 555 (submarine)
06.05.1943 - 17.05.1944 HMS Varangian (submarine) (from 06.01.1944 as First Lieutenant)
18.05.1944 - 21.03.1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Virulent (submarine)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) HMNZS Cook (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
Returned to NZ and to dental school (BDS).
1949 - 10.1968 rejoined RNZNVR as dental officer
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tattersfield,
John Watson
J.W. Tattersfield

Brother of F.M. Tattersfield, RNZNR.
?
-
T/A/Lt.
18.09.1943 (reld 1945/46)
Mention in Despatches MID
18.01.1944
dissolution Force H 11.43



qualified Fighter Directing Officer
19.04.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Valiant (battleship)
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Ocean (aircraft carrier)
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ)
Thorpe,
Rupert Lyell
R.L. Thorpe
From Auckland, New Zealand.
Married (18.02.1947, Aberdeen, Scotland) Frances Elizabeth Hills (14.07.1916 - ), daughter of John W. Hills, golf professional.
?
-
T/S.Lt. 31.10.1940
T/Lt. 14.08.1941
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
10.03.1941 - (04.)1941 HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory)
01.05.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Kirkella (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
14.11.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Bruray (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1943) - (06.1944) HMS Skye (minesweeping trawler) *
06.1944 - 12.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Sluna (minesweeping trawler)
12.1944 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HMS Sluna (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook III (RNZN depot, Wellington) *
Architect. ARIBA, AMTPI, FILA.
Tidswell,
Frederick George
F.G. Tidswell
11.01.1905
Islington, London
-
24.08.1980
Nelson
Prob. S.Lt. 16.04.1928
S.Lt. 1930, seniority 16.04.1928
Lt. 1933?, seniority 16.04.1931
?, seniority 15.07.1930
Lt.Cdr. 15.07.1938
Cdr. 31.12.1942

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.01.1942 New Year 42 [investiture 08.12.42]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 30.07.1942 loss HMS Fitzroy 05.42
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM - -
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 1942 - [presented by Mr Jordan at New Zealand House, London 05.02.43]
Education: HMS Conway (1918-1920).
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
17.04.1940 - 27.07.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Birch (minesweeping trawler) (English Channel) (DSC)
03.11.1941 - (02.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Elgin (Hunt class minesweeper) (despatches)
07.02.1943 - 14.10.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Lyme Regis (Bangor class minesweeper)
19.01.1944 - (04.1946) HMNZS Philomel (additional; for duty as Drafting Commander)
       

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Voysey,
Russel Lawrence

R.L. Voysey
Son of Walter Alexander Voysey and of Gladys Kathleen Voysey (née McCabe), of Thames, Auckland, New Zealand.
1924 ?
-
07.11.1945
(KIA; air crash off Magilligan Point, Northern Ireland) [age 21]
[Faughanvale (St. Canice) Church of Ireland Churchyard, Co. Londonderry, grave 21]
T/S.Lt. (A) 06.04.1945
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
? - 07.11.1945 794 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
       

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Wallace,
Sydney George
S.G. Wallace
1903
London, UK
-
1964
T/Lt.
19.07.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
 
 
 
served War of 1939-1945, mainly involved in convoy escort duties in the Atlantic, Gibraltar, Tobruk plus some Russian runs:
25.02.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Harrow (Hunt class minesweeper)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
22.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Chance (Catherine class minesweeper)
(07.1945)


Commanding Officer, HMS Flying Fish (Algerine class minesweeper) *
02.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Mystic (Algerine class minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Watson,
J C
[perhaps: J.G. ??]
J.C. Watson
?
-
Lt.
?
?
-
(1945?)
First Lieutenant, HMS Puffin (sloop)
Watson,
John Geddes
J.G. Watson
?
-
22.08.2003 ??
Northbridge ??
T/S.Lt.
27.02.1941
T/Lt.
11.11.1941
Mention in Despatches MID

13.03.1945

assault Normandy 06-09.44
(12.1941)


HMS Britannia II *
(08.1942)
 
 
HMS Retriever *
17.05.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Locust
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Watson,
Neil
N. Watson
?
-
Lt.
? (reld 1945/46)
Mention in Despatches MID
?
?
(1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 453 (motor torpedo boat)
Waylen,
Malcolm Campbell
M.C. Waylen (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lucille Neustroski)
Son of Lt.Cdr. Donald Campbell Waylen, MBE, RNVR (1893-1967), and Lucille Maude Turpin (1895-1978).
Married (03.06.1939, Wellington, New Zealand) Florence Ruth Cameron (20.12.1915-07.06.1994); one daughter.
19.12.1913
St Heliers, Jersey
-
05.01.1962
(accidently drowned)
Prob. T/S.Lt.
31.10.1940
T/S.Lt.
1941, seniority 31.10.1940
T/Lt.
31.10.1941 (reld 19.05.1945)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42 [award presented] (24 minelaying operations)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42 (minelaying operations English Channel)
Mariner & meteorological officer.
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
04.03.1941
-
08.02.1942
Commanding Officer, HM ML 103 (motor launch) (& as Senior Officer, 50th ML Flotilla) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
(08.1942)
 
 
HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland) *
19.08.1942
-
11.11.1942
passage form UK to Auckland, NZ aboard "Empire Grace"
20.11.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMNZ ML 400 (& as Senior Officer, 81st ML Flotilla) [HMNZS Cook] (flotilla left NZ for Guadalcanal 07.02.1944, then to Renard Sound & Russell Island)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Webb,
Douglas
D. Webb D. Webb
Son of George Albert Webb, and Gertrude Webb (née Barber) (1894-1991), of Sumner, Christchurch, Canterbury.
1920
-
11.05.1944
(KIA) [age 25?]
[New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, panel 9]
T/S.Lt. (A) 07.03.1942
01.01.1943 - 11.05.1944 pilot, 825 Squadron FAA [HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
[his Swordfisch aircraft, taking part in air search operations in continued support of surface anti-submarine operations, crashed on landing and went overboard due to erratic ship movement; despite rescue attempt by HMCS Goodson there were no survivors.]
Webb,
Kenneth Howden
K.H. Webb
?
-
Lt.
09.11.1940
A/Lt.Cdr.
> 07.1945, < 04.1946 (reld 1946?)
Mention in Despatches MID
14.06.1945
HM's birthday

Qualified Officer; Watch Keeping Certificate

30.06.1942
-
(02.1943)
First Lieutenant, HMS Fury (destroyer)
30.08.1943
-
(1945)
First Lieutenant, HMS Verity (destroyer)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ)
Williams,
Richard Douglas
R.D. Williams
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A) 25.09.1942
T/Lt. (A) 13.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
New Zealand War Service Medal NZWSM - -
(12.1942)     HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
19.03.1943 - (06.)1943 pilot, 781 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
25.06.1943 - (06.)1944 pilot, 830 Squadron FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
[Took part in the raid on the Tirpitz 03.04.1944.
On 20.04.1944 Barracuda DP983 coded 'L' took off from Hatston in a 80 mph gale to embark HMS Furious but hit a balloon cable while in circuit and waiting for permission to land. Ditched in Scapa Flow from a height of 400 ft . The 3 Crew, Pilot S.Lt R.D.Williams, his Observer and a Telegraphist Air Gunner all escaped and were picked up by a 40 ft pinnacle from HMS Rodney.]
22.09.1944 - (10.1944) pilot, 827 Squadron FAA
(01.1945) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wilson,
Ian Gregory
I.G. Wilson
Son of Ernest Wilson (1895-), and Marjory Theresa Eileen Murphy (1896-).
Married (1948) Marion Elizabeth "Mhor" Macdonald (28.04.1921 - 26.08.2011); four daughters, two sons.
02.05.1920
-
11.07.2006
T/A/S.Lt. 05.02.1943
T/S.Lt. 1943?, seniority 05.02.1943
T/Lt. 02.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
(06.1943)     HMS River Spey (minesweeping trawler) *
(08.1943)     HMS Alexandrite (minesweeping trawler) *
05.08.1943 - (04.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM MMS 78 (motor minesweeper)
01.06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover) (for minesweeping and patrol duties)
10.01.1945 - (10.1945) First Lieutenant, HM MMS 294 (motor minesweeper)
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Worth,
Anthony Westwood
A.W. Worth
?
-
2006
Able Seaman
(1942)
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
01.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1942)
 
 
HMS Bramham (destroyer)
06.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 65 (motor gun boat)
(01.1945)


HM MTB 28 (motor torpedo boat) *
(07.1945)


HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) *
(04.1946)     HMNZS Cook (depot & training establishment, Wellington, NZ) *
* indexed, but not listed as such

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