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ankes, E.W.J.
Banks, W.E.
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easley, F.M.
Beattie, S.H.
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laxland, G.F.
Bloodworth, W.S.
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Brownrigg,
T.M.
Bruen, J.M.
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rne, E.F.

 
S.H. Beattie  to  G.F. Blaxland
Beattie,
Stephen Halden
"Sam"

S.H. Beattie

Son of Rev. Prebendary Ernest Halden Beattie, MC (1874?-1960), and Ethel Knowles..
Married ((06?).1933, Gosport district, Hampshire) Philippa Mary Blanchflower ((09?).1911 - ), daughter of Paym.R.Adm. Edward Charles Blanchflower (1881-1949); four sons.

29.03.1908
Leighton, Montgomeryshire, Wales
-
24.04.1975
Mullion, Cornwall
[Ruan Minor Churchyard]
Midsh. 01.01.1927
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1929
S.Lt. 12.08.1930, seniority 01.04.1929
Lt. 10.04.1931, seniority 01.11.1930
Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1938
Cdr. 30.06.1945
Capt. 30.06.1951 (retd 07.07.1960)
Victoria Cross VC 21.05.1942 attack St. Nazaire 28.03.42 [investiture 22.06.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
Mention in Despatches MID 19.02.1946 escape & internment as POW
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH 1947 St. Nazaire 28.03.42 [investiture 14.07.50]
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes (France) CdeG 1947 St. Nazaire 28.03.42 ?

Officer, Order of Menelik II (Ethiopia)

Men 1969 ?
Education: Abberley Hall; Rugby.
1925     special entry cadet
10.01.1927 - (07.)1927 HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
12.1927 - (06.1928) HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
02.05.1929 - (08.1929) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
06.01.1930 - (04.)1930 promotion course, Portsmouth
14.08.1930 - (05.)1933 HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
05.05.1933 - (02.)1935 HMS Ganges (naval base Harwich)
17.06.1935 - (07.)1935 [Commanding Officer?], HMS Vesper (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
23.07.1935 - (02.)1937 First Lieutenant, HMS Arrow (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
28.07.1937 - (04.)1940 First Lieutenant, HMS Zulu (destroyer)
06.07.1940 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS Vivien (destroyer)
03.1942 - 28.03.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Campbeltown (destroyer) (St. Nazaire raid)
28.03.1942 - (04?).1945 prisoner of war in German captivity
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
08.03.1948 - (07.1948) Commanding Officer, HMS Hawke (Upper Yardmen's College, Exbury House, Exbury, Southampton)
20.07.1949 - (05.1950) Commanding Officer, HMS Whirlwind
20.03.1952 - 09.02.1954 on loan to RAN (Exchange Officer):
24.03.1952 - 1954 Commanding Officer, HMAS Shoalhaven (frigate), from 09.06.1953 HMAS Quadrant & Senior Officer, 1st Australian Frigate Squadron
03.05.1954 - (01.)1956 Naval Assistant to Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President]
17.04.1956 - 1958 Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf [HMS Jufair]
14.07.1958 - (01.1959) Commanding Officer, HMS Birmingham [Flag Captain to Flag Officer Flotillas, Home Fleet]
(01.1960)     HMS Birmingham *
Naval Adviser to Ethiopian Government, 1965.
*
indexed, but not listed as such
Beauchamp,
Lawrence King
L.K. Beauchamp (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)

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23.06.1900
Great Missenden, Amersham district, Buckinghamshire
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04.06.1966
Gosport district, Hampshire
Lt.Cdr. 15.09.1929 (retd)
Cdr. (retd) ?
11.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
Beckett,
Roger Caton

R.C. Beckett
Son of George Ignatius Beckett, teacher, and Ellen Caton.
Married Ethel Winifred (née ...); ... children (one son?).
19.03.1901
South Africa

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28.08.1973
Maenporth, Falmouth district, Cornwall
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1921
S.Lt.
1923?
Lt.
25.10.1924, seniority 15.10.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1930 (retd 19.03.1946)
A/Cdr.
> 08.1942, < 02.1943
Cdr. (retd)
19.03.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
08.12.1942
administration & defence of Malta summer 42
03.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [GHMS President]
31.03.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(05.1926)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.1927
-
(02.)1927
First Lieutenant, HMS Torrid (destroyer)
05.1927
-
(07.)1927
First Lieutenant, HMS Violent (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet) (and on recommissioning)
26.08.1927
-
(06.1928)
First Lieutenant, HMS Vidette (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
05.1929
-
(05.)1931
First Lieutenant, HMS Whitley (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
13.11.1931
-
(10.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sardonyx (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
10.03.1933
-
(11.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Wren (destroyer) (China)
14.12.1934
-
(02.)1935
Commanding Officer, HMS Defender (destroyer) (China)
25.02.1935
-
(02.)1936
Commanding Officer, HMS Grenade (destroyer) (and on commissioning) [while being built at Govan]
07.03.1936
-
(06.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Gallant (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(08.1938)
 
 
no appointment listed
19.09.1938
-
(08.)1939
Officer Instructor, Mersey Division RNVR [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
01.11.1939
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12.02.1940
HMS Brazen (destroyer)
03.1940
-
05.1940
HMS Garland (destroyer)
30.05.1940
-
(02.1943)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
(06.1943)
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(06.1944)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
17.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Squid (Combined Operations base, Southampton)
05.03.1946
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(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations base, Auchengate)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Beckett,
Walter Napier Thomason
"Joe"

W.N.T. Beckett, 1928 (Photo courtesy of Mr Blaise Shann)
Son of Brig.Gen. William Thomas Clifford Beckett, CBE, DSO (1862-1956), and Bessie Drummond, daughter of General C.S. Thomason, RE, Benga.
Brother of Maj.Gen. C.T. Beckett, CB, CBE, MC.
Married (1928) Gladys Hemery (died 1964), daughter of late E.B. Lindon; one daughter.

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In his wife Gladys's diary the entry of the 1 February 1941, a month before he died stated: "The doctor says he will have to be careful of his chest as he is feeling the effects of gas from the last war and is having to have his chest X-rayed."  According to the diary he was very ill all month and had to stay in bed some days, but he went to work at the dockyard when he was able. He was at work at Devonport Dockyard on Friday 7th of March but was very unwell. On the night of Saturday the 8th he had great pain in his chest and stomach. On the morning of Sunday the 9th March two doctors saw him at home and he was taken to Saltash Hospital and for an exploratory operation on his stomach, he had the operation at 3.00 pm. Gladys saw him at 7pm and stayed with him. At 10pm he lost consciousness and he finally died at 3.00 am on Monday 10th of March. [Information provided by his only grandson Mr Blaise Shann]

25.03.1893
Bilasput, Central Provinces, India

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10.03.1941
Saltash Hospital, nr Devonport Dockyard
[Havant and Waterloo (Warblington) Cemetery, sec. 2, old ground, grave 105]
[commemorated at the Grantown on Spey war memorial in Scotland]
Midsh.
1910
A/S.Lt.
1913
S.Lt.
15.01.1914
Lt.
15.11.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.11.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1929
Capt.
30.06.1936
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
22.04.1925
personal escort to Their Majesties during the cruise of the Royal Yacht in Italian Waters 03-04.25
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
12.05.1917
CMB No. 4 *
Mention in Despatches MID
1917
*
* December 1916. Proceeded to Dunkerque in command of 3rd C.M.B. Division (Coastal Motor Boats) to operate on the Belgian Coast. Organised tempory base and established liaison with French Naval Authorities and with the Air Force. In Command of divisional C.M.B. attack on German destroyers at Zeebrugge, April 7th, 1917 and as a result one enemy was sunk and another seriously damaged.
Education: Park House School, Kent; RN College, Osborne.
15.01.1906


entered RN
1914
-
1919
HMS Legion (Harwich Force & Dover Patrol, 1914-1916; Heligoland, Dogger Bank, Terschelling, Belgian Coast, Coastal Motor Boats, 1916 (DSC)
09.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, CMB 86c (Northern Russia, 1919 (Dwina river))
01.11.1921
-
(08.1923)
HMS Ramillies (battleship)
30.09.1924
-
(05.1926)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vendetta (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
14.04.1927
-
(06.1928)
Commanding Officer, HMS Velox (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
25.06.1929
-
(10.1930)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vendetta (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)


HMS Fisgard (training depot) *
11.02.1931
-
(09.1932)
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1933)


no appointment listed
01.05.1933
-
(06.1933)
Commanding Officer, HMS Amazon (destroyer) (Irish Waters)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
05.01.1934
-
(07.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMS Winchester (destroyer) & Senior Officer "Vernon" Flotilla [sunk the first Royal Yacht Britannia at St Catherines Deep off the Isle of Wight 09.07.1936 as the dying wish of King George V]
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
20.04.1937
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Centurion (target vessel) (Home Fleet)
10.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
12.03.1938
-
(06.)1938
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(08.1938)
-
(10.1938)
no appointment listed
08.01.1939
-
(04.)1940
Captain of Dockyard, Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master of Devonport Dockyard [HMS Drake]
12.12.1940
-
10.03.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Exeter (cruiser) (died from complications resulting from surgery on the day he was meant to have
commissioned HMS Exeter after her refit)
Heavy-weight boxing champion for the navy for some time, what earned him his nickname (after the British boxer Joe Beckett). Received the thanks of the Admiralty for devices he had designed (e.g. a balloon indicating device for locating fired practice torpedoes [dated 14.08.1924], a device submitted concerning a sprocket wheel for mine moorings [dated 15.11.1926]), books he published (e.g. for The boatswain's call [dated May 1923], later incorporated in the Official Seamanship Manual [dated 10.03.1927]).
Published
: The boatswain's call: how it is used, and some facts about it  (1922); Questions in Dutch and German for Boarding Officers (pamphlet); A few naval customs, expressions, traditions and superstitions (1930)
Literature: G.L. Lowis, Fabulous Admirals, and some naval fragments ... (1957; one chapter on Beckett)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Beckley,
Denis John

D.J. Beckley (Photo courtesy of Mr David Beckley)
Son of ... Beckley, a farmer, and ... Buttler.
Married 1st Eileen Blanche Beckley (née ...) (divorced 01.12.1955).
Married 2nd Andrea Margaret (née ...).
29.04.1914
Islip, Bicester district, Oxfordshire

-
26.08.1978

Canberra, Australia
Boy 2nd class
24.09.1929 (rose to PO Boy)
Boy 1st class
09.10.1930
Ord.Sea.
28.10.1931
AB Sea.
20.10.1932
Ldg.Sea.
05.01.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1936
S.Lt.
01.01.1937
Lt.
23.11.1938, seniority 16.04.1938
?, seniority 16.03.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
29.05.1946, seniority 16.03.1946
Cdr.
31.12.1950 (retd 29.04.1964)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
17.11.1942
sinking U-boat on Russian convoy PQ17 20.09.42 [investiture 19.11.46]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
18.04.1944
4 patrols, 2 U-boats sunk, 2 special operations [investiture 19.11.46]
Mention in Despatches MID
29.07.1941
5 minelaying patrols, sunk armoured tug
Atlantic Star Atl St - with clasp
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Burma Star Bur St - with clasp
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Medals are on display at RN Submarine Museum at Gosport
19.01.1928
-
23.09.1929
Training Ship Arethusa off Greenhithe, Kent
24.09.1929
-
08.10.1930
HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton) [rose to PO Boy of Advance Class No. 116 and became Instructor Boy when the class went  to sea 07.1930]
09.10.1930
-
15.03.1931
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (3rd Battle Squadron) (Portland) (as Boy 1st class)
16.03.1931
-
16.07.1934
HMS Sussex (cruiser) (1st Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean)
17.07.1934
-
15.08.1934
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
16.08.1934

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24.07.1935

HMS Valiant (battleship) (2nd Battle Squadron, Home Fleet) [passed educationally for Sub-Lieutenant 24.01.1935, having previously  passed  for Warrant Officer and held H.E.T. Certificate; rated Leading seaman on normal Port Roster, 01.05.1935]
25.07.1935
-
20.02.1936
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (1st Battle Squadron, Mediterranean) [passed professional examination for Sub-Lieutenant 22.08.1935]
21.02.1936
-
03.1936
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke] [passed Selection Board for Sub-Lieutenant]
03.1936
-
07.06.1936
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (1st Battle Squadron, Mediterranean)
08.06.1936
-
23.09.1936
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) [for a Scrutiny Course with 7 other Candidates before Final Selection; rated Acting Petty Officer; passed Final Selection Board with 3 others 07.1936]
24.09.1936
-
04.01.1937
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1937
-
03.1938
promotion course, Portsmouth
25.04.1938
-
05.08.1938
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
06.08.1938
-
06.10.1938
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Portsmouth) (for submarines: HMS Osiris)
07.10.1938
-
02.03.1939
HMS Dwarf (particular service vessel) (for Reserve Group "B" of Submarines) [Watch Keeping Certificate]
03.03.1939
-
28.08.1939
Navigating Officer, HMS Triton (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
01.09.1939
-
20.09.1939
Third Officer, HMS H 31 (submarine) & HMS H 49 (submarine)
21.09.1939
-
21.01.1940
Third Officer, HMS H 31 (submarine)
26.01.1940
-
11.02.1940
First Lieutenant, HMS H 31 (submarine)
12.02.1940
-
06.1940
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines: HMS Pandora)
06.1940
-
26.12.1940
Fourth Hand, HMS Pandora (submarine)
27.12.1940
-
15.08.1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Rorqual (submarine)
22.08.1941
-
30.09.1941
HMS Taku (submarine) (additional; for passage to UK)
06.10.1941
-
19.01.1942
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
20.01.1942
-
29.09.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS P 614 (submarine) (North Russia convoys PQ16, PQ17, PQ18)
07.11.1942
-
19.12.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Sturgeon (submarine) (North Africa landings, Mediterranean)
01.01.1943
-
12.04.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS P 316 (submarine), renamed 1943: HMS Templar (submarine) (launching at Barrow, sea trials, Norway, Mediterranean, Far East, Malaya)
13.04.1944
-
24.06.1944
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (additional; for passage to UK)
25.06.1944
-
09.07.1944
short course of instruction, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire)
31.07.1944
-
04.08.1944
damage control course, Damage Control School
14.08.1944
-
01.1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Cowdray (destroyer) (North Sea & Channel, Far East & Australia, return to Chatham)
28.01.1946
-
21.10.1947
HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall)
11.1947
-
11.1947
Commanding Officer, HMS Whelp (destroyer) (passage to South Africa)
11.1947
-
09.12.1949
HMS Nigeria (for duty in office of the Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic)
13.03.1950
-
12.03.1951
HMS Woolwich (Reserve Fleet, Harwich) (from 01.02.1951 staff appointment operations)
27.03.1951
-
23.08.1951
Commanders' staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.1951
-
22.12.1953
HMS Terror (for miscellaneous duties) (as Liaison Officer at Navy Office, Melbourne, Australia)
26.04.1954
-
18.01.1955
Commanding Officer, HMS Gorregan & as Senior Officer, 51st Minesweeping Flotilla (Port Edgar, Scotland)
19.01.1955
-
18.07.1955
Commanding Officer, HMS Dalswinton & as Senior Officer, 51st Minesweeping Squadron (Port Edgar, Scotland)
14.09.1955
-
27.09.1955
HMS President (additional; for passage by air via Singapore to Australia)
28.09.1955
-
13.02.1958
HMAS Lonsdale (naval depot, Port Melbourne) (additional; as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, RAN Navy Office, Melbourne)
14.02.1958
-
06.04.1958
HMAS Lonsdale (additional; for reversion to RN)
07.07.1958
-
04.11.1960
Admiralty Liaison Officer for the Merchant Navy, Liverpool [HMS President]
14.02.1961
-
31.03.1964
HMS Terror (for duty with Naval Liaison Officer, Australia)
22.09.1966
-
28.04.1974
served RAN as Cdr. on the Emergency List:
22.09.1966
-
10.10.1966
HMS Harman (additional)
11.10.1966
-
16.10.1966
HMAS Penguin (additional)
17.10.1966
-
21.10.1966
HMAS Watson (Naval Direction and Torpedo Anti-Submarine School, Sydney) (additional)
22.10.1966
-
22.12.1968
Executive Officer, HMAS Watson (Naval Direction and Torpedo Anti-Submarine School, Sydney) & as Senior Officer (Reserves) to Flag Officer-in-Charge Eastern Australia [temporarily in command 24.10.1968-14.11.1968]
20.01.1969
-
30.01.969
HMAS Harman (for Navy Office as Deputy Director of Reserves)
31.01.1969
-
06.01.1970
HMAS Harman (for Navy Office as Director of Reserves) (temporarily)
07.01.1970
-
28.04.1974
HMAS Harman (for Navy Office as Deputy Director of Reserves)
Bedford,
Denham Maurice Turner
D.M.T. Bedford
Son of Adm. Sir Frederick Bedford, GCB, GCMG.

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19.09.1886
Totnes district, Devon
-
17.10.1974
Dorset
... ...
Capt. 30.06.1927
R.Adm. 10.08.1938 (retd 11.08.1938) (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR 24.07.1942?
15.05.1901     entered RN
... - ... ...
14.11.1939 - (12.1941) Officer-in-Charge, Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Drake]
24.07.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for flotilla duties)
05.07.1943 - (01.)1945 Deputy Superintendent, HM Dockyard Devonport [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
19.06.1945 - (07.)1945 Commodore Superintendent Taranto [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)]
07.1945 - 31.12.1945 Flag Officer, Taranto & Adriatic and Liaison Italy
Bedwell,
Edward John
E.J. Bedwell

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25.01.1884
-
16.09.1974
... ...
Eng.Cdr. 31.12.1922 (retd)
Eng.Capt. (retd) 25.01.1934
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
12.10.1939 - (02.1941) HMS Hawkins
Beet,
Trevor Agar
T.A. Beet
02.07.1916
-
17.10.1971
Gosport, Hampshire
Cadet
01.09.1933
Midsh.
01.05.1934
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1936
S.Lt.
16.03.1937
Lt.
01.10.1938
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1946
Cdr.
30.06.1954
Capt.
30.06.1962 (retd 27.08.1971; medically unfit)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
10.06.1961
HM's birthday 61
Mention in Despatches MID
29.01.1946
attempted escapes as a POW
03.05.1934
-
(08.1934)
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
17.04.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Ajax (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
24.09.1936
-
(02.1937)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1937
-
(07.1937)
promotion course, Portsmouth
11.12.1937
-
(10.1938)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
17.12.1938
-
05.05.1940
Third Officer, HMS Seal (submarine) (ship commissioned 28.01.1939) (mined & surrendered ship) [acquitted with honour after a court-martial in 04.1946]
05.1940
-
1945
POW
(04.1946)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
17.01.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Trondra
07.01.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Indefatigable
(01.1956)


HMS President *
(1960)


Naval Attaché, Lisbon (Portugal)
20.12.1960
-
(07.1961)
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
16.02.1963
-
(02.1963)
NATO Defence College
28.05.1968
-
(02.1969)
NCSO(I) to Commander Far East Fleet [HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)]
07.01.1971
-
07.07.1971 Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Begg,
Robin Alastair
R.A. Begg
Married ((06?).1945, Surrey South Western district) ... Brown.

06.08.1917
-

31.03.2002
West Surrey district, Surrey
Cadet
01.01.1935
Midsh.
01.01.1936
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1938
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.01.1938
Lt.
16.01.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
16.01.1947
Cdr.
30.06.1951
Capt.
31.12.1957 (retd 13.03.1967)
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche
Mention in Despatches MID
27.06.1944
services Adriatic 10.43
01.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
special entry Cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
25.08.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Danae (cruiser) (China)
01.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
02.05.1938
-
(08.)1938
promotion course, Portsmouth
05.09.1938
-
(04.)1939
promotion course, Portsmouth
02.06.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Newcastle (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
12.01.1942
-
(08.)1942
qualifying for gunnery duties [HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)]
21.08.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
04.02.1943
-
(06.1944)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Troubridge (destroyer)
05.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
gunnery school, Chatham [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
03.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)
18.09.1951
-
(05.1953)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
27.11.1954
-
(04.1955)
Commanding Officer, HMS Corunna (destroyer)
(01.1956)


no appointment listed
1957?
-
1959?
Executive Officer, HMS Warrior (aircraft carrier) [Operation "Grapple" - H-bomb tests at Christmas Island]
09.02.1960
-
(07.1961)
Commanding Officer, HMS Lynx (frigate)
14.03.1962
-
(02.1963)
Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean [HMS Phoenicia]
07.07.1966
-
07.01.1967
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
Begg,
[Sir] Varyl Cargill
V.C. Begg V.C. Begg
V.C. Begg
Son of Francis Cargill Begg and Muriel Clare Robinson.
Married (07.08.1943) Rosemary Cowan, CStJ; two sons.

01.10.1908
Kensington district, Greater London
-

13.07.1995
Dower House Nursing Home, Headbourne Worthy, Hampshire
Midsh. 01.09.1927
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1930
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 01.12.193
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1938
Cdr. 31.12.1942
Capt. 30.06.1947
R.Adm. 07.01.1957
V.Adm. 21.05.1960
Adm. 08.03.1963
Adm. of the Fleet 12.08.1968 (remained on the active list, but actually retd 1973) 
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB 12.06.1965 HM's birthday [investiture 07.07.65]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 01.01.1962 New Year 62 [investiture 13.02.62]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1959 New Year 59 [decoration presented]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 03.10.1952 Korea (4th list) [investiture 03.03.53]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.07.1941 Battle of Cape Matapan [investiture 19.10.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 29.06.1951 Korean waters
Education: St Andrews School, Eastbourne; Malvern College.
1926     special entry cadet
... - ... ...
28.09.1933 - (08.1934) qualifying for gunnery duties [HMS Excellent]
23.06.1939 - (10.)1940 Gunnery Officer, HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
01.1941 - 12.1942 Gunnery Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
06.05.1943 - (07.1945) Gunnery and Anti-Aircraft Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
15.04.1948 - 1950 Commanded HM Gunnery School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
1950 - 1952 Captain (D), 8th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Cossack]
1952 - 1954 Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
1954 - 1954 imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College
1955 - 1956 Commanding Officer, HMS Triumph
1957 - 1958 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth
1958 - 1960 Flag Officer Commanding Fifth Cruiser Squadron and Flag Officer Second-in-Command, Far East Station
1961 - 1963 a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Vice-Chief of Naval Staff
1963 - 1965 Commander-in-Chief, British Forces in the Far East, and UK Military Adviser to SEATO
1965 - 1966 Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, and Allied Commander-in-Chief, Channel
1966 - 1968 Chief of Naval Staff and First Sea Lord
1969 - 1973 Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar
KStJ 1969. PMN 1966.
Belben,
George Devereux
G.D. Belben

Son of George Belben and of Lucy Belben (née Dickinson); husband of Joyce P.M. Belben, of Verwood, Dorsetshire.

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14.05.1897
Bark Hart, Seldown, Poole
-
18.02.1944
(KIA) [age 46]
[Naples War Cemetery, Italy, II.0.9]
...
...
Cdr.
31.12.1931
Capt.
30.06.1939
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.04.1944
Aegean operations [AntShpStk ?] 06.10.43
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
?
?
Albert Medal AM
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.08.1944
Operation Shingle (posthumously)
01.1910
 

 
entered RN
14.05.1934
-
(08.1934)
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth
...
-
...
...
26.09.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Canton (armed merchant cruiser)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
01.04.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Saker II
10.08.1942
-
18.02.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Penelope (cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk by U-410 off Anzio]
Belfield,
Joseph Thomas
J.T. Belfield (Photo courtesy of Mr David Slade)
Son (with two sisters) of Joseph Belfield, boiler maker, and Clara Twigger, of Wanstead.
Married ((09?).1928, Devonport district, Devonshire) Jessica "Jessie" May Hoskins (30.05.1903 - 02.2000).

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27.08.1887
Leytonstone, West Ham district, London
-

12.09.1975
Worthing district, West Sussex
A/Engine Room Artificer 4th cl. 27.09.1909 [M1337]
Engine Room Artificer 4th cl. 15.03.1911
Engine Room Artificer 3rd cl. 26.09.1912
Engine Room Artificer 2nd cl. 25.09.1916
Mate (E) 06.08.1917
A/Eng.Lt. 06.08.1919
Eng.Lt. 1921?, seniority 06.08.1919
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 06.08.1927 (retd 27.08.1932)
Eng.Cdr. (retd) 27.08.1932 (reverted to retd 11.10.1945)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41 [investiture 29.07.41]
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-20 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Fitter & turner.
27.09.1909     enlisted RN on a 12 year engagement, HMS Victory II (RN Barracks, Portsmouth)
27.01.1910     HMS Hecla (depot ship)
31.05.1910     HMS Blenheim (cruiser; depot ship)
15.08.1910     HMS Blake (cruiser; depot ship)
04.03.1911     HMS Victory II (RN Barracks, Portsmouth)
19.03.1911     HMS Thetis (cruiser; minelayer)
12.08.1911     HMS Aboukir (armoured cruiser)
16.12.1911     HMS Terrible (cruiser)
17.04.1912     HMS Achilles (armoured cruiser)
18.09.1913     HMS Victory II (RN Barracks, Portsmouth)
19.09.1913     HMS Fisgard (boy artificers' training establishment, Portsmouth)
17.10.1913     HMS Victory II (RN Barracks, Portsmouth)
19.03.1915     HMS Royalist (light cruiser)
29.08.1917 - 19.12.1918 HMS Collingwood (battleship)
(02.1919) - (03.1919) no appointment listed
20.03.1919 - 01.1920 HMS Cyclops (fleet repair ship)
01.1920 - 07.1920 HMS Hussar (torpedo gun-boat) (Genoa)
10.07.1920 - 08.1920 HMS Seraph (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Blenheim]
(09.1920) - (01.1921) no appointment listed
17.02.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Conquest (light cruiser; parent ship 1st Submarine Flotilla)
11.1924 - 15.08.1926 HMS Centaur (cruiser; flag ship Commodore Commanding Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Flotillas)
18.10.1926 - 21.08.1928 HMS Volunteer (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
18.12.1928 - 08.02.1930 HMS Active (destroyer) (and for duty with Captain Superintendent Contract Built Ships) (while under construction at Newcastle-on-Tyne)
09.02.1930 - 03.1932 HMS Active (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(05.1932) - (09.1932) no appointment listed
Driving & supervising examiner, Ministry of Transport.
28.08.1939 - 31.10.1939 HMS Mackay (destroyer) (and for flotilla duties)
01.11.1939 - (12.)1943 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for flotilla duties with Captain (D), Liverpool) (OBE)
01.01.1944 - (08.)1945 HMS Defender (ocean escort base, Liverpool)
Member, Pax Humana Lodge of Freemasons, London.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bell,
Charles Courtenay
C.C. Bell
Son of William Atkinson Bell (1844-1920), and Charlotte Frances ("Fanny") Nevinson (1851-1927).
Married (21.11.1917, Ulverston, Lancashire) Margaret (Peggy) Pattinson (born c. 1895); two daughters.

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15.07.1883
Mansfield, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire
-
12.08.1966
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Cadet
09.05.1899
Midsh.
26.03.1900
A/S.Lt.
1903?
S.Lt.
26.10.1903
Lt.
01.04.1905
Cdr.
30.06.1917 (retd 01.01.1923)
Capt. (retd)
15.07.1928 (recalled 1939/40) (reverted to retd > 06.1944, < 10.1944)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
17.10.1919
Mineclearing Force 01-06.19
15.01.1898
 
 
entered RN
05.10.1903
 
 
HMS Royal Oak
26.11.1903
 
 
HMS Mercury (for instruction in navigation)
19.04.1904
 
 
HMS Hannibal
16.11.1905
 
 
HMS Hussar
13.08.1906
 
 
HMS Proserpine
19.09.1908
 
 
HMS Dryad (for pilotage course)
24.12.1908
 
 
HMS Hawke (for voyage out & home)
22.07.1909
 
 
HMS Juno
24.03.1911
 
 
Navigating Officer, HMS Aboukir
03.01.1912
 
 
Assistant Navigating Officer, HMS Cornwall
26.09.1920
-
14.10.1921
Commanding Officer, HMS Sherborne (twin-screw minesweeper) & Senior Officer, ... Minesweeping Flotilla & Mine Clearance Officer, Galloper Shoal Area
15.10.1921
-
1922?
Local Defence Division, Admiralty
Chicken-farmer in Sussex, 1923-1939.
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
05.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Moreton Bay (armed merchant cruiser)
12.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Derbyshire (armed merchant cruiser)
01.06.1942
-
12.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Nemo (auxiliary patrol base, Brightlingsea) & as Naval Officer-in-Charge Brightlingsea
15.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Corfu (armed merchant cruiser)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
Bell,
Charles Stuart
C.S. Bell

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25.02.1890
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

-
11.06.1956
Seaman
? [237883]
A/Mate
22.06.1918
Lt.
22.07.1920
Lt.Cdr.
22.07.1928
Cdr.
30.06.1934 (retd 25.02.1940)
A/Capt. (retd)
> 06.1944, < 07.1945
31.12.1915
 
 
commissioned
14.10.1918
-
(07.1919)
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
04.04.1923
-
(01.1925)
First Lieutenant, HMS Badminton (minesweeper)
03.06.1925
-
(07.1927)
HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (China)
07.01.1929
-
(02.1931)
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
01.03.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
(08.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
19.09.1934
-
(07.1937)
Executive Officer, HMS Resource (repair ship) (Mediterranean)
07.1937
-
(02.1941)
HMS Durban (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
25.08.1941
-
(06.1944)
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hants.)
10.1944
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ariel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)
Bell,
Frederick Secker
F.S. Bell
 
Youngest son of Col F.B. Bell, HAC. Married Dulcie, daughter of Nahun Barnet, FRIBA, Melbourne, Aust.

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17.08.1897
Westminster, London
-
23.11.1973
Richmond upon Thames district, Surrey
Lt. 15.09.1918
16.09.1920, seniority 15.06.1918
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1926
Cdr. 30.06.1931
Capt. 31.12.1938 (retd 08.01.1948)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 23.12.1939 action Admiral Graf Spee 13.12.39
Education: Matfield Grange, Kent; RN Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth (05.1910-...)
1914
-
1915
served in HMS Cumberland in Cameroons campaign (HMS Canada (Grand Fleet and Jutland))
1916
-
1923
submarines (01.1919 no appointment listed)
07.10.1923
-
(01.1925)
First Lieutenant, HMS Scythe (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
07.12.1925
-
(07.1927)
HMS Campbell (flotilla leader)
12.03.1928
-
(08.1929)
for training duties, HMS Victory (Portsmouth)
1930
-
1932
lent to RAN:
07.04.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMAS Australia (cruiser)
21.07.1931
-
(09.1932)
for duty at Naval Office, HMAS Cerberus
1933


RN Staff College
01.01.1934
-
(07.1935)
Staff Officer (Operations) & (Intelligence) to Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.10.1935
-
25.10.1938
Commander [= Executive Officer], HMS Repulse (battle cruiser)
(02.1939)
-
(08.1939)
no appointment listed
25.08.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Exeter (cruiser) (Battle of the River Plate 13 Dec 39)
24.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
Flag Captain, HMS Sultan & Chief Staff Officer to Commodore, Malaya
13.02.1942
-
(12.1943)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Trincomalee, Ceylon [HMS Lanka]
15.02.1944
-
21.11.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS St. George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
21.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Anson (battleship)
08.07.1947
-
08.01.1948
Naval ADC to the King
Bell,
Harold Peter George
H.P.G. Bell
Married (1955) Patricia Ann O'Callaghan (03.06.1929 - ), daughter of Maj. Cernelius Edward Alexander O'Callaghan and Dorothy Edith Preston; ... children.

10.10.1922
-
21.01.1992

Yeovil district, Somerset
Paym.Cadet 01.01.1940
Paym.Midsh. 01.09.1940
A/Paym.S.Lt. 01.09.1942
Paym.S.Lt. 14.06.1943, seniority 01.06.1942
T/Paym.Lt. < 02.1943
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 01.02.1944
Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.02.1952 (retd 31.07.1962)
01.05.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Resolution (battleship)
20.09.1941 - (12.1941) HMS King George V (battleship) (for duty in Admiral's office of Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
22.10.1942 - 01.01.1943 Secretary to Commodore for Flotilla Duties, Gibraltar [HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)] *
01.01.1943 - (12.1943) for duty in office of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Algiers [HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers)]
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
(06.1944)      no appointment listed
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
(07.1948)     HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) **
11.05.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
19.05.1954 - (04.)1955 HMS Saintes (destroyer)
08.09.1955 - (01.1957) on staff of Flag Officer Flying Training [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
(01.1959)     Admiralty [HMS President] **
12.09.1960 - (07.1961) Squadron Supply Officer, 17th Frigate Squadron [HMS Wizard]
* survived sinking of HMS Martin (destroyer) (ship torpedoed & sunk by U-431 off Algeria 10.11.1942)
** indexed, but not listed as such
Bell,
Joseph Charles Sydney
J.C.S. Bell
Married ((12?).1944, Durham North Eastern district) Jean P. Griffin.

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29.11.1907
Devonport, Devon
-
27.01.1953
Malta
(died) [age 45]
[Kalkara Naval Cemetery, Malta]
Seaman ? [J107309]
A/Gnr. (T) 26.09.1942
Gnr. (T) 1943?, seniority 26.09.1942
Cd.El.Offr. 1946?, seniority 26.09.1942
A/Sen.Cd.El.Offr. < 05.1949
Sen.Cd.El.Offr. 01.04.1951
(12.1942)     no appointment listed
01.12.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Richmond (destroyer)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Speaker (escort carrier) *
30.09.1947 - (05.)1949 HMS Sluys (destroyer)
13.12.1949 - (05.1951) HMS Defiance (training establishment, Devonport)
? - 27.01.1953 HMS Cheviot (destroyer)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bellars,
Edward Gerald Hyslop
E.G.H. Bellars
Son of Rev. William and Charlotte Agatha Bellars. Married 1st ((06?).1916, St Marylebone district, Greater London) Ethel Marion Hollins (marriage dissolved,
1945); two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd, Beatrice Maude Watson (died 1949).

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10.07.1894
-
04.10.1955
Wandsworth district, London
Cadet
15.05.1907
Midsh.
1912
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
09.12.1914, seniority 15.11.1914
Lt.
15.05.1916
02.10.1920, seniority 15.12.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1923
Cdr.
31.12.1928
Capt.
30.06.1935 (retd [< 07.]1945)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
16.02. 1944?
A/R.Adm. (retd)
1945
R.Adm. (retd)
01.03.1946 (invalided 1946)

Companion of the Order of the Bath

CB 
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune, Normandy 06.44
Education: King's School, Canterbury; RN Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth
1914
1914
1915
22.07.1916
-


-
1919


(01.)1919
European War:
HMS Britannia
HMS Albemarle
HMS Barham (battleship) (Jutland, 1916)
1919
-
1921
qualified in Gunnery
1922
-
1923
Gunnery Officer, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
05.11.1923
-
1926
Experimental Department, Gunnery School, Whale Island [HMS Excellent]
01.03.1926
-
1928
Gunnery Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) (1st commission)
07.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich
31.12.1929
-
1932
Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
16.07.1932
-
1933
Fleet Gunnery Officer, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
19.12.1933
-
(07.)1935
Executive Officer, HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
18.05.1936
-
(02.)1938
Tactical Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.06.1938
-
1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Galatea (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
01.04.1940
-
1942
Deputy Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.03.1942
-
(06.)1943
Flag Captain (CO) HMS Norfolk (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to R.Adm. L.H.K. Hamilton
(08.1943)
-
(12.1943)
unknown [no appointment listed in the Navy List]
16.02.1944
-
01.03.1945
Chief of Staff, Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.03.1945
-
early 1946
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign), Admiralty [HMS President]
Bellers,
Lionel Hugh William
L.H.W. Bellers
Married ((09?).1934, Paddingston district, London) ... Smart.

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01.01.1900
-
06.07.1966
Bodmin district, Cornwall
Lt.
15.05.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.05.1928 (retd) (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
09.1912
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
23.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
(09.1939?)


British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Burza (Polish destroyer)
05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Cabot (RN training establishment, Bristol)
03.1941
-
(02.)1943
HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
13.04.1943
-
(06.)1944
Executive Officer, HMS Cabot (RN training establishment, Weterhby, Yorkshire)
15.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)
Bence-Trower,
Peter Alexander
P.A. Bence-Trower (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Roberts)
Only son of Capt. Richard Alexander Bence-Trower (1882-1950), City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders), and Violet Elizabeth Mabel "Betty" Weatherall (1895-1969).
Married (09.06.1951, St George's Church, Hanover Square, Westminster district, London) Sheena Margaret Grant, elder daughter of Lewis R.H. Grant, of Langside, Peebles; two sons, two daughters.
10.01.1925
Cadogan Square, Chelsea, Greater London SW
-
28.03.2008
West Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire
Cadet 01.05.1943
Midsh. 01.01.1944
S.Lt. 1946, seniority 01.12.1944
Lt. 16.01.1946
Lt.Cdr. 16.01.1954
Cdr. 31.12.1961
Capt. 30.06.1967 (retd 01.09.1973)
Education: Winchester College (Fearon's (Culver House); 1938.3-1943.2; VIII (Pres.), VI, Assoc. XI).
01.05.1943     special entry cadet RN (King's Sword)
01.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (Channel)
12.07.1944 - 10.1944 HMS Malaya (battleship)
10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS King George V (battleship) (Pacific)
03.04.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Jasper
29.12.1947 - (05.1949) HMS Liverpool
01.01.1950 - (10.1950) Flag Lieutenant to First Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
13.04.1951 - (05.1951) HMS Dryad (navigation and direction school, Portsmouth)
07.01.1952 - (05.)1953 HMS Actaeon
18.06.1953 - (07.1954) Navigating Officer, HMS Vanguard
(01.1955)     HMS Wrangler *
12.02.1955 - (01.1956) HMS Battleaxe
(01.1957)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
05.01.1958 - (01.1959) HMS Newfoundland
(01.1960)     HMS Dryad (navigation and direction school, Portsmouth) *
11.08.1960 - (07.1961) Commanding Officer, HMS Carron
19.04.1962 - (03.)1964 Commanding Officer, HMS Surprise
1966 - ? Commanding Officer, HMS Gurkha
10.07.1967 - (03.)1968 Commanding Officer, HMS Protector (Antarctic expedition)
(08.1968)     HMS Protector *
03.1969 - (03.1969) Naval Attaché, Paris [HMS President]
? - ? Captain of the Fleet
31.01.1972 - ? Controller, Defence Operations Centre, Ministry of Defence
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Hampshire, 1982. High Sheriff, Hampshire, 1983. Master, Worshipful Company of Drapers, 1983.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Benn,
William Gordon
W.G. Benn (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Niekirk)
(Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Niekirk)
(Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Niekirk)

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31.01.1889
Brazil
-
23.02.1962

A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
03.04.1909, seniority 30.08.1908
Lt.
20.06.1910, seniority 28.02.1910
Lt.Cdr.
28.02.1918
Cdr.
30.06.1923
Capt.
30.06.1931
R.Adm.
08.07.1941 (retd 05.03.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
17.05.1918
?
15.01.1904
 
 
entered RN
14.09.1917
-
(01.1919)
Navigating Officer, HMS Dartmouth (light cruiser)
13.08.1921
-
(08.1923)
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
16.09.1924
-
(01.)1925
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.09.1925
-
(07.1927)
Navigating Officer, HMS Calcutta (cruiser) (and as Fleet Navigating Officer and Staff Officer (Operations), North America and West Indies Station)
08.06.1929
-
(02.)1931
Commander [= Executive Officer], HMS Renown (battlecruiser) & Squadron Navigating Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron (Atlantic Fleet)
19.10.1931
-
(01.)1932
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
16.09.1932
-
(08.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tarantula (gunboat) & SO West River (China)
07.05.1935
-
(07.)1935
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth
18.09.1935
-
(06.)1938
Director of Navigation, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.07.1938
-
(07.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (Portsmouth)
07.07.1939
-
14.10.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (torpedoed & sunk at Scapa Flow)
28.12.1939
-
10.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Fiji (cruiser)
08.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane]
09.06.1942
-
(07.)1945
Director of Navigation, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Bennett,
Alfred John Stevens
A.J.S. Bennett

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15.02.1906
Gillingham, Kent
-

15.02.1989
Cornwall
Seaman
? [M36624]
Wt.Eng.
01.10.1935
Cd.Eng. [renamed Sen.Cd.Eng.]
01.10.1943
A/Lt. (E)
< 04.1946
Lt. (E)
25.04.1951 (retd > 05.1953, < 04.1955)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
24.03.1942
1st & 6th Minesweeping Flotillas, Northern Waters [investiture 27.07.43]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1944
New Year 44
30.01.1936
-
(02.)1938
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean Fleet)
(06.1938)
-
(08.1938)
no appointment listed
10.08.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) *
08.1940
-
(02.1943)
HMS Hussar (Halcyon class minesweeper) *
07.09.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Modeste
(12.1943)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
12.1945
-
(04.)1946
HMS Cavendish (destroyer)
07.11.1946
-
(07.)1948
HMS Cambrian (destroyer)
13.09.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS Highflyer (for miscellaneous duties)
25.04.1951
-
(05.1953)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
AMIMechE
Published: Ship fire prevention (1964)
* (04.1940) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** (06.1943) & (08.1943) still indexed as HMS Hussar, but not listed as such
Bennett,
John William Huyshe
J.W.H. Bennett
Son of Maj. William Pyt Bennett, RA (1881-1916), and Katherine Cuthburga Huyshe (1886-1962) (re-married 1924: Mrs Arthur R. Ash).
Married 1st ((03?).1938, Exeter district, Devon) Joan Margaret Harris, only daughter of the late Capt. A.E. Harris, RN, and Mrs B.A. Taylor, of Spindrift, Bishopsteignton, Devon; one daughter.
Married 2nd (17.06.1950) Dinah Nugent (1922-), daughter of Sir George Guy Bulwer Nugent, 4th Bt (1892-1970), and May Esther Bigsby (?-1992), of Hinton Charterhouse, near Bath, Somerset; two sons.
16.12.1912
Fareham district, Hampshire
-

02.02.1997
Bath and North East Somerset district, Somerset
Cadet 01.05.1930
Midsh. 01.01.1931
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1933
S.Lt. 01.11.1933
Lt. 01.06.1935
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1943
Cdr. 30.06.1948
Capt. 30.06.1955 (retd 07.07.1964)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45 [decoration posted]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1926-).
26.04.1930 - (08.1930) HMS Barham (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
(02.1931)     HMS London (cruiser) (Mediterranean) *
01.02.1931 - (09.1932) HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
04.05.1933 - 07.01.1934 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
08.01.1934 - (08.)1934 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
31.08.1934 - (07.)1935 HMS Viceroy (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
08?.1935 - 1935 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
11.10.1935 - (08.)1936 HMS Viceroy (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
11.12.1936 - (02.)1937 HMS Wolfhound (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
12.04.1937 - (07.)1937 long navigation course [HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)]
04.11.1937 - (08.)1938 Navigating Officer, HMS Dunedin (cruiser; boys' seagoing training ship and T/B target ship) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
03.09.1938 - (04.)1939 Navigating Officer, HMS Rochester (escort vessel) (Africa)
31.07.1939 - (02.)1941 Navigating Officer, HMS Ceres (cruiser)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
10.01.1942 - (02.)1943 Navigating Officer, HMS Biter (escort carrier)
01.05.1943 - (07.)1945 Navigating Officer, HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
05.11.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
10.04.1947 - (07.1948) Navigating Officer, HMS Ocean
10.01.1949 - (05.1950) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
07.1953 - (04.)1955 Fleet Navigating Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
21.12.1955 - (01.)1957 Commanding Officer, HMS Tyne
19.06.1957 - (01.)1959 Assistant Director of Plans (LD), Admiralty [HMS President]
01.10.1959 - (07.1961) for duty with the Ministry of Defence [HMS President]
05.03.1962 - (02.)1964 Director of Navigation and Direction Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
07.01.1964 - 07.07.1964 also: Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bennington,
Leslie William Abel
L.W.A. Bennington
L.W.A. Bennington
L.W.A. Bennington 
20.02.1912
Weymouth, Dorset
-
(06?).1981
Hastings and Rother district
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1933
S.Lt.
01.01.1934
Lt.
01.01.1936
Lt.Cdr.
1943, seniority 01.01.1942
Cdr.
30.06.1944
A/Capt.
< 07.1948
Capt.
30.06.1951 (retd 07.07.1960)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.12.1942
war patrols Mediterranean, 7 ships sunk [investiture 09.02.43]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.04.1944
sunk Japanese cruiser Panang 11.01.44 [investiture 20.07.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
13.11.1940
recent patrols [investiture 11.03.41]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
06.06.1944
sunk Japanese submarine 02.44 [investiture 20.07.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
20.02.1945
sinking Japanese ships 06-11.44 [investiture 20.07.45]

Naval General Service Medal, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Italy Star, War Medal, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953

28.09.1933
-
(01.)1934
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
09.04.1934
-
(08.1934)
promotion course, Portsmouth
29.04.1935
-
(07.)1935
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
27.11.1935
-
(07.)1937
HMS Severn (submarine) (Mediterranean)
07.10.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Starfish (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla)
21.05.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (Home Fleet) (for submarines)
25.10.1938
-
(08.1939)
First Lieutenant, HMS Swordfish (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
27.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
First Lieutenant, HMS Tigris (submarine)
01.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS H 28 (submarine)
07.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
11.05.1942
-
01.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Porpoise (submarine)
25.01.1943
-
(11.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tally-Ho (submarine)
04.1945
-
(04.1946)
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.08.1947
-
(10.1947)
in command & as Executive Officer, HMS Aurora *
20.12.1948
-
(05.1949)
Executive Officer, HMS Vengeance
23.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
Executive Officer, HMS Seahawk
(05.1953)


HMS Montclare **
28.12.1953
-
(04.1955)
Commanding Officer, HMS Gamecock (RN Air Station, Nuneaton)
28.12.1955
-
(01.1957)
Captain of Dockyard, Deputy Superintendent and Queen's Harbour Master, HM Dockyard, Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
* (07.1948) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such
Bennitt,
Wilmot Pynson
W.P. Bennitt

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26.01.1900
-
10.07.1975
... ...
Lt. 15.04.1920 (retd)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.04.1928
Cdr. (retd) ?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC ? ?
... - ... ...
Benson,
Cyril Herbert Gordon
C.H.G. Benson

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17.02.1884
-
17.03.1974
... ...
Capt. 30.06.1924
R.Adm. 02.01.1936 (retd)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO ? ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO ? ?
... - ... ...
29.12.1944 - (07.1945) Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
Benson,
John Frederick
R.S. Benson
Son (with one sister) of Capt. Richard Stoddart Benson, DSO, RN (1892-1940), and 
Cicely Katherine Beauchamp (1894-?).
Married (30.04.1946, St Mildred's Church, Nurstead, Meopham, Kent) Judith Mildred Edmeades, only daughter of Maj. & Mrs. Henry Edmeades, of Nurstead, Meopham, Kent.
17.09.1918
Amersham district, Buckinghamshire
-

20.07.2003
Kent
Cadet
01.01.1936
Midsh.
01.09.1936
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1938
S.Lt.
16.05.1939
1940?, seniority 01.03.1939
Lt.
01.09.1940
Lt.Cdr.
01.09.1948 (retd 17.07.1959)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1960
New Year 60
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.01.1936
-
01.09.1936
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.09.1936
-
(06.)1938
HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
(08.1938)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.09.1938
-
(04.)1939
promotion course, Portsmouth
05.06.1939
-
19.06.1939
course, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
20.06.1939
-
1939
HMS Curacoa (gunnery and torpedo school cruiser, Portsmouth)
(08.1939)
 
 
no appointment listed
12.03.1940
-
(10.)1940
HMS Fiji (cruiser)
18.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Seaborn II (RN base, Halifax, NS)
22.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Nelson (battleship)
(02.1943)


HMS Carlisle (cruiser) *
11.05.1943
-
(07.)1945
HMS Dido (cruiser)
08.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Glendower (training establishment, Pwllheli, North Wales)
11.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
(05.1949)
 
 
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) *
05.09.1949
-
(05.1950)
RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
13.11.1951
-
(05.1953)
HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
(07.1954)
-
(04.1955)
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
(01.1956)


Admiralty [HMS President] *
(01.1957)
-
(01.)1959
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Benson,
Richard Stoddart
R.S. Benson
Only son of Harry Wallington Benson, and Clarinda Maud Stoddart, sometime of Pretoria, South Africa.
Married ((12?).1917, Chelsea district, London) Cicely Katherine Beauchamp (born (03?).1894, Kensington district, London), younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Sydney Beauchamp; one daughter, one son (Lt.Cdr. John Frederick Benson, MBE, RN).
Residences: Meopham, Kent, later Ash, Sevenoaks.

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08.09.1892
Brondesbury, Hampstead district, London
-

21.01.1940
(KIA) [age 47]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Midsh.
04.1910
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1912
S.Lt.
15.06.1913
Lt.
15.07.1914
Lt.Cdr.
15.07.1922
Cdr.
31.12.1927
Capt.
31.12.1932
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.12.1939
successful actions against enemy submarines [presented to next-of-kin]
Education: RN College, Osborne (09.1905).
Played rugby football for the Navy.
15.05.1905
 

 
entered RN
(1910)
 
 
HMS Cumberland (training cruiser)
09.08.1910
-
?
HMS Indomitable
15.05.1911
-
?
HMS Exmouth (for disposal)



HMS Lizard (torpedo-boat destroyer)
1914
-
1917
HMS Superb (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.1918
-
1918?
HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
16.11.1918
-
(01.1919)
2nd Gunnery Officer, HMS Erin (battleship)
1920?
-
1922?
Gunnery Lieutenant, HMS Carnarvon (seagoing cadet training cruiser)
12.04.1922
-
(08.1923)
Experimental Department, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for experimental duties)
01.01.1924
-
(01.1925)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
28.04.1926
-
(07.1927)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (and as Squadron Gunnery Officer, 1st Cruiser Squadron) (Mediterranean & China)
06.03.1928
-
(06.)1928
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (temporarily)
30.07.1928
-
01.1930
Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.01.1930
-
(08.1930)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.01.1931
-
(02.)1931
tactical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
09.07.1931
 
 
Executive Officer, HMS Iron Duke (seagoing gunnery firing ship)
26.11.1931
-
(09.1932)
Executive Officer, HMS Valiant (battleship) (Home Fleet)
08.05.1933
-
(06.1933)
course at Senior Officers' School, Sheerness [HMS President]
16.01.1934
-
08.1935
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College
24.08.1935
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Duncan (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 8th Destroyer Flotilla (China)
10.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
12.03.1938
-
(06.)1938
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
23.07.1938
-
(07.)1939
staff, Royal Naval War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.07.1939
-
21.01.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Exmouth (destroyer) & Captain (D) 12th Destroyer Flotilla (ship mined & sunk in North Sea)
Bent,
David James
"Dan"

D.J. Bent
Son of ... Bent, and ... Hill.
Married 1st ((09?).1950, Gosport district, Hampshire) Patricia M. "Pat" Claridge; one son.
Married 2nd Ailsa ...
09.11.1924
Alverstoke district, Hampshire
-
16.05.2011
Lenham, Kent
Midsh. 01.01.1942
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1943
S.Lt. 01.10.1943
Lt. 01.03.1945
... ...
Capt. 31.12.1965 (retd)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.08.1944 action with German destroyers 08.06.44 [investiture 02.02.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 14.11.1944 3 vessels sunk 14.07.44
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
23.10.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Orion (cruiser)
(10.1943) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
20.01.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Tartar (destroyer) (DSC, despatches)
(04.1946)     HMS Battleaxe *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bentley-Buckle,
Anthony William
A.W. Bentley-Buckle (Photo courtesy of Mr Ncholas Bentley-Buckle)
Son (with one sister) of Lt.Cdr. Noel William Bentley-Buckle, RNVR (1899-1974), and Mary Josephine Rankin (1885-1938).
Married (30.06.1961, Mombasa, Kenya) Margaret Lucy Lady Stamer (née Belben); one son, one daughter.
13.08.1921
Knokke, West Flanders, Belgium
-
24.05.2010
Brockenhurst, Hampshire
Midsh. 01.09.1939
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1941
S.Lt. 10.1941, seniority 01.08.1940
Lt. 01.05.1942
Mention in Despatches MID 27.06.1944 rescue of POWs  West Coast of Italy
26.08.1939 - (10.)1940 HMS Dunedin (cruiser)
19.10.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)
05.05.1941 - (06.)1941 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Revenge (battleship)
01.10.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Assegai (training establishment, nr Durban, South Africa)
18.03.1943 - 09.1943 HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary): served with G RN Commando [captured by the Germans]
      Beachmaster, G3 RN Commando (Italy)
(04.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed: POW in German captivity
 
Beresford,
Lord Hugh Tristram de la Poer
H.T. de la P. Beresford
Son of Henry de la Poer Beresford, 6th Marquis of Waterford, KP, DL, and of Beatrix Frances, Marchioness of Waterford, GBE (afterwards Duchess of St. Albans), of Newtown Anner, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Irish Republic.
01.10.1908
-
23.05.1941
off Crete
(KIA) [age 32]
[El Alamein War Cemetery, XVII.E.3]
Midsh.
15.09.1926
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1929
S.Lt.
16.10.1929
Lt.
01.02.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.02.1940
15.01.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Warspite (battleship) Mediterranean)
03.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich
03.10.1930
-
(09.1932)
HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
01.05.1933
-
(01.)1934
HM Yacht Victoria and Albert
(08.)1934
-
(07.)1935
ADC to the Governor-General of South Africa
02.12.1935
-
(02.1936)
Executive Officer, HMS Thanet (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
18.03.1936
-
(07.1939)
Executive Officer, HMS Hostile (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
24.07.1939
-
(04.1940)
Executive Officer, HMS Witherington (destroyer)
22.08.1940
-
23.05.1941
Executive Officer, HMS Kelly (destroyer) (sunk)
Bernard,
Hanbury Faulder

H.F. Bernard

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13.07.1900
Landower, India
-
12.11.1971
Navaisha, Kenya
... ...
S.Lt. 15.05.1918
Lt. 15.06.1920 (retd 06.07.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.06.1928 (reverted to retd c. 08.1945)
05.1913     entered RN
... - ... ...
02.09.1939 - (12.1941) HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
31.03.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
(08.1943) - (02.1944) HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) *
03.1944 - c. 08.1945 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) (for duty at RN Barracks, Liwatoni)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Berry,
George Robert Campbell

G.R.C. Berry (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom P. Jordan)

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13.10.1894
Saint Margarets, Dover district, Kent
-
(09?).1982
Ashford district, Kent
Seaman
? [M2219]
T/A/Wt.Eng.
27.10.1941
T/Wt.Eng. = T/Cd.Eng. = T/A/Sen.Cd.Eng.
[> 08.1942, < 02.1943], seniority 27.10.1941 (retd < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43 [investiture 24.10.1944]
17.11.1941
-
(10.1944)
Engineer Officer, HMS Montgomery (destroyer)
(07.1945)


HMS Sakara (submarine depot ship) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Berry,
Ronald John

C.P. Berthon

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11.02.1900
Bromley district, London
-
13.12.1966
Baydon, Marlborough, Swindon district, Wiltshire
S.Lt. 15.09.1918
Lt. 15.04.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1928 (retd 11.02.1943)
A/Cdr. > 04.1939, < 08.1939
Cdr. (retd) 11.02.1943 (reverted to retd > 01.1957, < 01.1959)
28.01.1916     entered RN
? - (01.1919) HMS Malaya (battleship)
28.09.1922 - (08.1923) qualifying for torpedo duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
06.06.1924 - (01.)1925 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
17.11.1925 - (07.)1927 No. 461 Flight FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet) (for pilot & torpedo duties)
01.09.1927 - (06.1928) No. 463 Flight FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) (for pilot & torpedo duties)
05.02.1929 - (02.1931) Torpedo Officer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
12.01.1932 - (01.)1934 Torpedo Officer, HMS Valiant (battleship) (Home Fleet)
08.03.1934 - (02.)1935 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
05.1935 - (07.1945) Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.1935 - (08.)1936 an Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Woolwich
24.08.1936 - (10.)1938 an Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance under the Inspector of Torpedoes and Mines (2, Fitzmaurice Place, W.1)
17.10.1938 - (04.)1939 Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance, RN Armament Depot Portsmouth
05.06.1939 - (08.1939) Deputy Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Manchester
01.03.1940 - (06.)1943 an Assistant to the Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance
15.06.1943 - (01.)1945 Inspecting Torpedo Officer, Weymouth Area
1945 - (07.)1945 an Assistant to the Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance
15.08.1945 - (05.1950) an Assistant to the Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance
(05.1953)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
01.07.1954 - (01.1957) Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Woolwich
* indexed, but not listed as such
Berthon,
Charles Pierre
C.P. Berthon
Elder son of Claude Tinné Berthon, and Annie Hayes.
Brother of Capt. Edward Lyon Berthon, DSO, DSC, RN.
Married ((06?).1920, Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey) Ruth Euphemia Meldrum Ferrier (06.08.1899 - (09?).1978), second daughter of John Ferrier (1840-1917), and Gertrude Grace Scott (1869-1929), of Woodhaves, Wimbledon; one son (V.Adm. Sir Stephen Ferrier Berthon, KCB, RN), three daughters (Pamela Ruth Berthon married V.Adm. Louis Edward Stewart Holland Le Bailly, KBE,CB).

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15.02.1893
-
11.03.1965
[Deddington, Oxford ?]
... ...
Capt. (E) 30.06.1939
R.Adm. (E) 02.10.1945 (retd 22.02.1949)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [investiture 09.07.46]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New York 41
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.01.1906     joined RN
1914 - 1918 served European War, Home Fleet
... - ... ...
29.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
08.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Orion (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
1941 - 1941 HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship) (despatches)
31.10.1941 - 03.01.1945 Staff Engineer Officer on staff of Admiral (Air), Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus] (CBE)
07.05.1945 - 05.11.1947 Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.01.1948 - (07.1948) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
Berthon,
Edward Lyon
E.L. Berthon
Son of Claude Tinné Berthon, and Annie Hayes.
Brother of R.Adm. (E) Charles Pierre Berthon, CBE, RN.
Married Doris Marjorie (?).

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15.09.1894
Demerera, British Guiana
-
23.10.1941
(KIA) [age 47]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial]
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
15.09.1916
Lt.Cdr.
15.09.1924
Cdr.
31.12.1929
Capt.
30.06.1937
Distinguished Service Order DSO
25.11.1941
Operations Style & Substance, Mediterranean
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
22.06.1917
?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.07.1918
*
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk 06.40
* This officer accompanied Lieut.-Cdr. Hardy to look for an Engineer Lieut, and some men who, it was thought, had been left behind. This was done under heavy and accurate fire from 4.1-inch and machine guns.
15.09.1907
 
 
entered RN
(1917)


HMS Sirius (destroyer)
(1918)


HMS Vindictive (light cruiser)
01.05.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Thunderer (battleship) (additional)
27.05.1924
-
(01.)1925
HMS Thunderer (battleship) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport) (additional)
28.03.1925
-
(05.1926)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vicreoy (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
01.07.1927
-
(06.)1928
Commanding Officer, HMS Wivern (destroyer) (China)
12.09.1928
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS Wild Swan (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
11.08.1930
-
(10.1930)
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
02.01.1931
-
(06.1933)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Auckland [HMNZS Philomel (cruiser)]
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
(08.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
31.08.1934
-
(02.)1936
HMS Crusader (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
21.09.1936
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Winchester (destroyer) (Portsmouth) & in command of 'Vernon' Flotilla
10.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
12.03.1938
-
(06.)1938
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(08.1938)


no appointment listed
24.09.1938
-
(04.)1940
Captain-in-Charge, Ceylon [HMS Norfolk II, later HMS Gloucester II (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
1940
-
01.06.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Keith (destroyer) (sunk by German aircraft off Dunkirk)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
1941
-
23.10.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Cossack (destroyer) [torpedoed by U-563 in North Atlantic [killed in action]]
Berthon,
[Sir]
Stephen Ferrier
S.F. Berthon
Son of late R.Adm. Charles Pierre Berthon, CBE, RN, and Ruth Euphemia Meldrum Ferrier.
Married (1948) Elizabeth Anne Leigh­Bennett (died 19.04.2009), daughter of Henry Wolley Leigh-Bennett and elma Rose Price; two sons, two daughters.

24.08.1922
Plymouth district, Devon
-
31.01.2007
Urchfont, Wiltshire
Cadet
01.01.1940
Midsh.
01.05.1940
S.Lt.
01.12.1941
Lt.
16.11.1942
Lt.Cdr.
16.11.1950
...
...
V.Adm.
02.09.1977 (retd 03.04.1981)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1980
New Year 80
Education: Old Malthouse, Swanage; RN College, Dartmouth; jssc (1959)



served War of 1939-1945 at sea, Mediterranean, Atlantic, Russia:
01.01.1940
-
30.04.1940
cadet training, RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Orion (cruiser)
05.01.1942
-
(01.)1942
promotion course, Portsmouth
25.05.1942
-
(06.)1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Offa (destroyer)
09.09.1944
-
(01.)1945
First Lieutenant, HMS Blankney (destroyer)
(07.)1945
-
(04.1946)
specialist course in communications
1946
-
1948
Flag Lieutenant, Singapore
1949
-
1951
submarines
1951
-
1952
East Indies Flagship
1952
-
1954
HMS Mercury
1954
-
1956
Staff of Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers
1957
-
1959
Fleet Communications Officer Mediterranean
1959
-
1961
Comdr HMS Mercury
1961
-
1964
Joint Planning Staff
1964
-
1966
Naval Attaché, Australia
1968
-
1971
Director of Defence Policy, Ministry of Defence
1971
-
1973
Cdre HMS Drake
1074
-
1976
Flag Officer Medway and Port Adm. Chatham
1976
-
1978
Asst Chief of Naval Staff (Op. Req.)
1978
-
1981
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Operational Requirements)
Jt MFH, Avon Vale Hunt, 1981-1984.
Bethell,
Jocelyn Slingsby
J.S. Bethell

Son of Slingsby Westbury Bethell (1861-1936), and Sophia Isabella Hobhouse.

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08.03.1897
Brackley district, Buckinghamshire/ Northamptonshire/ Oxfordshire

-
20.02.1975
Inverness district, Inverness, Scotland
...
...
Lt.
?
Cdr.
30.06.1932
Capt.
31.12.1939 (retd 10.08.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
04.05.1943
Operation Torch [investiture 18.04.44]
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1943
Operation Husky
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
16.07.1946
for services with the British Admiralty Delegation, Washington
01.1910
 
 
entered RN
?
-
(08.1934)
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty
...
-
...
...
26.04.1938
-
28.04.1940
Commander (S) [later: Captain (S)] 6th Submarine flotilla [HMS Titania (submarine depot ship)]
(04.1940)


HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth) *
01.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Caradoc (cruiser)
01.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Saker II (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington DC, USA)
13.01.1943

(02.1943)
Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Combined Operations [Bases Western Approaches (and Rosyth Commands)] [HMS Warren (Combined Operations base, Largs)]
(06.1943)
-
(12.1943)
no appointment listed: HMS Largs (HQ, Bizerta, Tunisia) (for Operation Torch), Force A (for Operation Husky)
11.02.1944
-
10.09.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Bermuda (cruiser)
11.09.1944
-
09.11.1944
HMS President (Admiralty) (for special and miscellaneous services)
10.11.1944
-
(10.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Bermuda (cruiser)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Bethell,
Peter
P. Bethell

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06.09.1904
-
21.09.1973
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 30.07.1935 (retd)
A/Cdr. ?
Capt. (retd) ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (detached for special duties)
... - ... ...
Bett,
Richard Torre
R.T. Bett

Married Rosemary ... (predeceased him); one son, two step-daughters, one step-son.
?
-
26.01.2014
... ...
Lt. 01.12.1940
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1948 (retd 04.04.1955)
... - ... ...
29.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMNZS Gambia (cruiser)
... - ... ...
Betts,
Walter Ernest
W.E. Betts (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)
15.01.1910
Bromley district, Greater London
-
20.03.1982

Portsmouth district, Hampshire
A/Gnr.
01.10.1939
Gnr.
1940?, seniority 01.10.1939
A/Lt.
19.12.1943
Lt.
06.10.1944, seniority 01.07.1941
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1949 (retd 15.01.1955)
Mention in Despatches MID
26.05.1942
air attacks 20 & 28.03.42
01.12.1939
-
(10.)1940
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
31.12.1940
-
(08.)1942
HMS Brocklesby (destroyer) (despatches)
12.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Pozarica (anti-aircraft ship)
(06.1943)
-
(08.1943)
no appointment listed
(10.)1943
-
(12.1943)
promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
05.02.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Atheling (escort carrier)
01.12.1945
-
(10.1947)
HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
16.02.1948
-
(07.1948)
Commanding Officer, HMS Rotherham (destroyer)
(05.1949)
 
 
HMS Rotherham (destroyer) *
19.04.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport, Hampshire)
25.02.1952
-
(05.1953)
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
15.01.1954
-
(07.1954)
HMS Bellerophon (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bevan,
[Sir] Richard Hugh Loraine
R.H.L. Bevan
Son of late Capt. Eustace B.L. Bevan, Royal West Kent Regt, and Mary, daughter of late Rev. Dr G.W. Hill, for many years Vicar of Halifax, NS, and grandson of late Richard Lee Bevan, Brixworth Hall, Northampton. Married (1934) Frances Anne Beckford, only surv. daughter of late Algernon Beckford Bevan, JP, Bury St Edmunds.

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10.07.1885
France
-
10.05.1976

[Minchinhampton, Glos. ?]
A/S.Lt.
30.07.1904?
S.Lt.
25.07.1905, seniority 30.07.1904
Lt.
31.12.1906
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1914
Cdr.
31.12.1917
Capt.
31.08.1923
R.Adm.
25.08.1935 (retd 26.08.1935)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.03.1916
?
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
13.08.1923
?
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
25.01.1918
?
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
16.07.1946
?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.04.1919
for services in action with enemy submarines, Adriatic
Order of the Nile, 4th Class, 21.06.1919; Medal of Merit of the Swedish Red Cross
Education: Foster's, Stubbington House; HMS Britannia (1501.1900-...)
1901
-
1904
Midshipman in HMS Implacable
1905
-
1906
Sub-Lieutenant in HMS Drake
1907
-
1909
Lieutenant in HMS Aboukhir
1911


Signal School, and in command of TBD Express
1912
-
1913
Lieutenant of HMS Medina when their Majesties went to Bombay for Durbar; Flag­Lieutenant to V.Adm. Sir Rosslyn Wemyss in HMS Orion
1914
-
1918
staff of V.Adm. Sir Rosslyn Wemyss in HMS Orion (landed at Cape Helles in charge of signal stations during occupation of Gallipoli; present at evacuation of Suvla and Anzac (DSO))
09.03.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Whitby Abbey (armed merchant cruiser) (and for war staff duties)
1921
-
1923
Cdr HM Yacht Victoria and Albert
24.12.1924
-
1926
Flag Captain, Africa Station (and as Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station) [HMS Birmingham (cruiser)]
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
28.04.1928
-
(02.)1931
Naval Attaché to HM Missions in Italy, Greece, etc. (Rome)
01.12.1931
-
03.01.1934
Commanding Officer, HMS York (cruiser)
01.1934
-
(07.)1935
Commanding Officer, HM Signal School, Portsmouth
03.03.1935
-
25.08.1935
Naval ADC to the King
1939


rejoined RN
15.02.1940
-
06.1940
Naval Attaché, Rome [HMS President]
1941
-
1942
Senior British Naval Officer, North Russia [HMS President]
22.10.1942
-
(07.)1945
Flag Officer-in-Charge Belfast [later: Northern Ireland]
DL Glos 1946; County Councillor, Glos, 1949; County Alderman, 1952.
Bevan,
Robert Hesketh
R.H. Bevan
Son of the Rev. Richard Audrey Chichester Bevan (1860-1925), and Emily Marian Aldridge (died 1897).
Married (27.12.1917) Margaret Frances Luard (born 1898); two sons, two daughters.

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26.05.1892
Alton, Hampshire
-
28.10.1964
Yeovil district, Somerset
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.10.1913
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1921
Cdr.
30.06.1927
Capt.
30.06.1935 (retd > 07.1944)
15.01.1905
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
20.05.1929
-
(02.)1931
British Naval Mission to Greece
10.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
Executive Officer, HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
22.03.1933
-
(02.)1935
Commanding Officer, HMS Penzance (sloop) (Red Sea)
(07.1935)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1936)
 
 
no appointment listed
02.08.1936
-
(10.1938)
Naval Attaché, Rome [HMS President]
(02.1939)
 
 
no appointment listed
13.03.1939
-
(04.)1939
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(08.1939)
 
 
no appointment listed
21.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
Director of Operations (Foreign), Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
23.09.1940
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Leander (cruiser) [lent to RNZN] (assumed actual command 27.11.1940)
(06.1943)
-
(12.1943)
no appointment listed
18.12.1943
-
(06.)1944
Captain-in-Charge, Anti-Submarine Training School, Dunoon [HMS Osprey]
31.08.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed



also: Naval ADC to the King
Beveridge,
Richard Scott
R.S. Beveridge
1915 ?
Scotland ?
-
24.11.2000
Edinburgh, Scotland
Prob. A/S.Lt. RNR
01.03.1936
Prob. S.Lt. (Suppl. List)
01.06.1937
S.Lt.
04.08.1938, seniority 01.06.1937
Lt.
04.06.1939
1940?, seniority 19.01.1939
Lt.Cdr.
19.01.1947 (retd > 01.1959, < 07.1961)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
(07.1937)
-
(02.1938)
no appointment listed
05.04.1938
-
(08.)1938
HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
03.09.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Alresford (twin screw minesweeper) (Portsmouth)
06.10.1938
-
(08.)1939
pilots' course, No. 10 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, Yatesbury
(09.1939)
-
(04.1940)
Fleet Air Arm
09.08.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Dunedin (cruiser)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.01.1942
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Buxton (destroyer)
10.1943
-
(12.)1943
HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) (for miscellaneous services)
30.12.1943
-
09.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Inglis (frigate)
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Inglis (frigate) *
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.1945
-
02.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Rutherford (frigate)
12.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Dacres (frigate)
15.02.1946
-
(10.1947)
HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall) (for artificers' training establishment)
03.1948
-
(05.1949)
on staff of Flag Officer Commanding British Naval Forces, Germany [HMS Royal Albert]
(05.1950)
 
 
HMS Royal Albert *
16.03.1953
-
(07.1954)
Undersurface Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
23.03.1955
-
(01.1956)
HMS Glory
(01.1957)
 
 
HMS Lochinvar (minesweeping trials and experimental establishment, Port Edgar) *
(01.1959)
 
 
HMS Cochrane (RN barracks, Donibristle)
Bevir,
Oliver
O. Bevir
Son of late Ernest Bevir, Downhurst, Hendon, Middlesex, and Dyer Street, Cirencester. Married (1924) L.K.C. Raikes, Cefncoed, nr Newport, Mon.; one son.

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16.02.1891
Downhurst, Hendon, Middlesex
-
04.11.1967
[Holcombe, nr Bath ?]
Midsh.
1908
S.Lt.
30.05.1911
Lt.
15.02.1912
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1920
Cdr.
30.06.1925
Capt.
31.12.1932
R.Adm.
28.07.1942 (retd 20.12.1945)
V.Adm. (retd)
20.12.1945
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
0101.1945
New Year 45
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday
Education: Heddon Court; RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth (15.09.1903-...); RN Staff Course (1925-26)
1908


joined RN
1914
-
1918
served European War
17.12.1917
-
(01.1919)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Parker (flotilla leader) (and for Flotilla gunnery duties)
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
20.07.1926
-
1928
Staff, Tactical School [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
21.06.1928
-
1930
Executive Officer [?], HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
13.12.1930
-
(09.)1932
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
25.05.1934
-
1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Leith (sloop) (New Zealand Station)
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
25.05.1937
-
(07.)1939
Staff, RN War College [HMS President]
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
11.1939
-
(04.)1940
Flag Captain, HMS Resolution (battleship) & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding 3rd Battle Squadron
28.11.1940
- (02.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (Gunnery School, Portsmouth)
01.08.1941
-
13.03.1944
Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
06.1944
-
(07.)1945
Senior Officer, Royal Naval Establishments, India [HMS Braganza]
Secretary of the National Trust, 1946-1949.
Bickerton,
Richard Samuel
R.S. Bickerton
Son of ... Bickerton, and ... Shaw.
16.09.1912
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-

(09?).1978
Trafford district, Cheshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. (E) RNVR
19.11.1939
T/Lt. (E)
10.06.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E)
30.11.1942 (reld 1945/46?)
T/A/Cdr. (E)
< 07.1945
24.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
10.06.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
11.06.1942
-
22.03.1943
HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria)
22.03.1943
-
20.09.1943
Engineer Officer, HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
20.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
Coastal Forces Material Department [HMS President]
16.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
(1944)


Engineer Officer, Captain Coastal Forces (Channel), Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth
(07.1945)


HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bickford,
Edward Oscar
"Brubs"

E.O. Bickford

Son of Oscar L. Bickford.
Married (13.05.1940, All Saints' Church, Dovercourt, Harwich) Valerie Courtney, daughter of Air Marshal Sir Christopher and Lady Courtney, of Knightsbridge.
27.07.1909
Purton Court, Purton, Cricklade, Wiltshire
-

14.07.1940
(KIA) [age 30]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Midsh.
01.05.1927
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1929
S.Lt.
01.03.1930
Lt.
01.06.1931
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1939
Cdr.
19.12.1939
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.12.1939
sinking a U-boat & torpedoing a cruiser, North Sea 13 Dec 39
Citation: "Lieutenant-Commander Bickford was in command of H.M. S/M. Salmon during a brilliant war patrol in which she totally destroyed an enemy submarine, and torpedoed at least one enemy cruiser." 
15.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean)
20.03.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
26.09.1929
-
(04.1930)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.01.1931
-
(02.1931)
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
24.04.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS L 27 (submarine)
28.05.1932
-
(01.)1934
Navigating Officer, HMS Thames (submarine)
03.04.1934
-
(08.1934)
First Lieutenant, HMS H 34 (submarine)
01.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
First Lieutenant, HMS Severn (submarine)
28.02.1936
-
(07.1937)
First Lieutenant, HMS Odin (submarine)
(02.1938)     no appointment listed
25.04.1938
-
(06.1938)
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
06.08.1938
-
14.07.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Salmon (submarine) (mined off the coast of Norway)
Bickford,
Jack Grant
J.G. Bickford
Married Bunty.
12.06.1897
St Germans, Cornwall
-
10.09.1940

(KIA) [age 43]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Lt.
15.05.1919
Lt.Cdr.
15.05.1927
Cdr.
31.12.1932
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.08.1940
Dunkirk 06.40
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.12.1939
succesful actions against enemy submarines
01.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Wild Swan (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
04.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Curlew (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
15.08.1928
-
(04.1930)
Commanding Officer, HMS Wren (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
10.10.1930
-
(10.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Arrow (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
08.12.1933
-
(01.1934)
Executive Officer, HMS Caledon (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
13.07.1934
-
(07.1935)
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.1936
-
(10.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Hotspur (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(02.1939)
-
(04.1939)
no appointment listed
28.06.1939
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Acasta (destroyer) & SO Vernon Flotilla
25.08.1939
-
10.09.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Express (destroyer)
Bickley,
Henry Ellis
H.E. Bickley
07.04.1880
-
01.08.1971
Surrey SE district, Surrey
A/S.Lt. RNR
11.09.1905
S.Lt. RNR
29.07.1909, seniority 11.09.1905
Lt. RNR
21.01.1911
Lt. (Supplementary List)
01.09.1913 (retd 02.07.1920)
Cdr. (retd)
07.04.1921 (reverted to retd 1943/44?)
06.12.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Pansy (sloop)
29.08.1939
-
(10.1943)
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
09.11.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Archer (escort carrier)
Bickmore,
Douglas Askew
D.A. Bickmore

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27.12.1895
-
07.1974
... ...
Lt. 15.08.1918 (retd)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.08.1926
Cdr. (retd) ?
... - ... ...
Biddulph,
Michael Anthony Ormus
M.A.O. Biddulph

Eldest son (with two sisters and three brothers) of Lt.Col. Harold Mavromichali Biddulph (1869-), and Ethel Mary Edwards (1872-), of Chelsea.
Married 1st (10.11.1926, St Margaret's, Westminster, London) Betty Sherwood (1904? - (03?).1950), eldest daughter of Lt.Col. O.C. Sherwood, DSO, and Mrs Sherwood, of Chelsea; two sons.
Married 2nd ((06?).1952, Wincanton district, Somerset) Mary Sherwood (née Holt).

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30.01.1902
Kensington district, London
-
27.05.1966
at B.3153 Road between Alford and Castle Cary, Wincanton district, Somerset (formerly of High Barton, Lovington, Castle Cary)
... ...
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1921
S.Lt. 15.05.1922
Lt. 15.03.1924
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1932 (retd 30.01.1947)
A/Cdr. 10.1939?
Cdr. (retd) 30.01.1947
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 16.08.1940 Dunkirk [investiture 08.04.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 23.01.1945 minesweeping at Le Havre
Education: St Ronan's, West Worthing; RN College, Dartmouth.
15.09.1915     entered RN
... - ... ...
08.11.1938 - 05.10.1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Niger (Halcyon class minesweeper)
04.10.1939 - (08.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Glen Gower (paddle minesweeper) (DSC)
(10.1940) - (02.1941) HMS Glen Gower (paddle minesweeper) *
29.01.1941 - (08.)1942 Experimental Commander, HMS Lochinvar (minesweeper training base, Port Edgar)
29.09.1942 - 01.11.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Exe (frigate)
01.11.1943 - 25.07.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Aries (Algerine class minesweeper)
05.09.1944 - 12.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Florizel (Auk class minesweeper) (OBE, despatches)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Biggs,
Reginald Charles
R.C. Biggs R.C. Biggs

Son (with three sisters and one brother) of Walter John Briggs (1869-1924), and Jane Maria Dodd (1871-1944).
Married 1st (13.08.1927, Parish Church, Acton, Middlesex) Florence Ada Lee (28.08.1905 - 09.02.1947).
Married 2nd ((03?).1952, Bournemouth) Winifred May Darey.
Married 3rd ((03?).1958, Barnstaple) Elsie Mary Gilday (02.04.1901 - 19.11.1999); one daughter.

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27.07.1904
Mile end, Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
08.10.1978
Weymouth, Dorset
Gnr. 01.07.1930
A/Lt. 24.08.1940
Lt. 02.1941, seniority 17.05.1935
Lt.Cdr. 17.08.1942
Cdr. 31.12.1944 (retd 27.07.1954)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 30.07.1942 Murmansk convoys [investiture 27.07.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.02.1940 Battle of the River Plate [investiture 23.02.40]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 07.12.1943 Operation Antidote (minesweeping Galita to Sousse, Tunisia 05.43) [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 26.12.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
King George VI Coronation Medal 1937 CorM 1937 coronation King George VI
Education: Royal Hospital School, Greenwich.
1920     joined RN as a Boy Seaman
... - ... ...
08.12.1933 - (05.)1936 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
12.05.1936 - (08.)1936 HMS St Cyrus (tug) (Home Fleet)
15.09.1936 - (02.)1938 HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet) (for direction finding duties)
21.02.1938 - (04.)1940 HMS Ajax (cruiser) (DSC)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
17.10.1940 - (12.1941) First Lieutenant, HMS Gossamer (Halcyon class minesweeper)
13.01.1942 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Hussar (Halcyon class minesweeper) (DSO, Bar to DSC, despatches)
15.08.1944 - 08.01.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Offa (destroyer)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Bines,
Neville
N. Bines
Son of ... Bines, and ... Grant.
Married Renee ...
18.04.1922
Medway district, Kent
-
29.09.2003
Wandsworth district, London
Paym.Cadet
01.09.1939
Paym.Midsh.
01.05.1940
A/Paym.S.Lt.
01.05.1942
Paym.S.Lt.
1943?, seniority 01.01.1942
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S)
01.09.1943
A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
?
Lt.Cdr. (S)
09.03.1953, seniority 01.09.1951
Cdr. (S)
31.12.1959 (retd 18.08.1972)
01.01.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Rodney (battleship)
05.09.1941
-
(08.)1943
HMS London (cruiser)
(10.1943)
-
(10.1944) 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath, Angus) *
16.05.1947
-
(07.1948)
Captain's Secretary, HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
(05.1949)
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (Admiralty) *
12.01.1953
-
(07.1954)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
(04.1955)
 
 
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
09.11.1955
-
(01.1956)
Captain's Secretary, HMS Jufair (RN base, Bahrein, Persian Gulf)
(01.1957)
 
 
Supply and Secretariat Branch, Admiralty *
01.01.1958
-
(01.1959)
Secretary to Deputy Chief of Supplies and Transport, Board of Admiralty
17.05.1960
-
(07.1961)
Supply and Maintenance, Navy Section, Logistics Division, Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe
13.08.1962
-
(02.1964)
HMS Tiger (cruiser)
(02.1968)
-
(02.1969)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
29.03.1971
-
(08.1971)
Base Supply Officer & Staff Supply Officer on staff of Flag Officer, Malta [HMS St Angelo]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bingeman,
Alfred Mervyn
A.M. Bingeman
Youngest son of Alfred Edward Bingemann (1858-1921), of Sutton, Surrey.
Married (27.09.1930, Epsom district, Surrey) Marjorie Lanchester, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Frank Lanchester, of Newstead, Belmont, Surrey; one daughter, one son.

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08.11.1900
Hampstead district, Greater London
-
07.06.1988
Compton, nr Chichester, West Sussex
Midsh. 01.05.1917
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.12.1921
Lt.Cdr. 15.12.1929
Cdr. 31.12.1935 (retd 07.11.1950)
A/Capt. 11.11.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
King Christian X's Liberty Medal (Denmark) ChrX 04.03.1947 services to Denmark
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne (07.05.1914-17.12.1915) & Dartmouth (13.01.1916-18.04.1917).
07.05.1917     entered RN
08.05.1917 - 10.02.1919 HMS Glorious (cruiser) (Grand Fleet)
11.02.1919 - 29.11.1919 HMS Royal Oak (battleship)
16.12.1919 - 06.10.1921 HMS Vendetta (torpedo-boat destroyer)
07.10.1921 - 14.03.1922 St John's, Cambridge University
23.04.1922 - 28.07.1922 courses, HMS Excellent, HMS Dryad & HMS Vernon
15.08.1922 - 23.04.1924 HMS Montrose (flotilla leader, 8th Destroyer Flotilla)
10.07.1924 - 21.08.1924 HMS Relentless (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
25.09.1924 - 01.07.1925 qualifying for torpedo duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Vernon]
23.08.1925 - 24.06.1926 qualifying for torpedo duties, HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
25.06.1926 - 31.08.1927 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
01.09.1927 - 25.09.1929 Torpedo Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
10.12.1929 - 23.10.1931 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
24.10.1931 - 06.01.1933 Torpedo Officer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
07.01.1933 - 29.01.1933 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
30.01.1933 - 13.02.1933 course, HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
14.02.1933 - 15.01.1934 Torpedo Officer, HMS Orion (cruiser) [while under construction & in dockyard control in Devonport] [tender to HMS Vivid]
16.01.1934 - 07.02.1936 Torpedo Officer, HMS Orion (cruiser) & as Squadron Torpedo Officer, 2nd Cruiser Squadron (Home Fleet)
26.02.1936 - 13.12.1937 Department of the Director of Naval Equipment, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.01.1938 - 16.12.1938 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.01.1939 - 10.06.1939 Staff Officer (Operations) & Squadron Torpedo Officer, 1st Battle Squadron (Mediterranean) [HMS Barham (battleship)]
11.06.1939 - 03.07.1939 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
06.07.1939 - 15.02.1940 Executive Officer, HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
01.04.1940 - 22.04.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Southern Prince (auxiliary minelayer) [tender to HMS Vernon]
23.04.1940 - 27.10.1941 Executive Officer, HMS Menestheus (minelayer) [tender to HMS Vernon to 21.06.1940]
28.10.1941 - 13.06.1942 Minesweeping Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
06.1942 - 05.10.1943 HMS Resolution (battleship) [in command for passage home]
11.11.1943 - 09.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Lochinvar (minesweeper training base, Granton) & as Captain Minesweeping (M/S) & in charge of Minesweeper Instruction
01.11.1946 - 09.01.1947 Admiralty [HMS President]
10.01.1947 - 19.05.1950 Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons, Admiralty [HMS President]
Bingley,
[Sir] Alexander Noel Campbell
A.N.C. Bingley
Son of R.N.G. Bingley. Married (1948) Juliet Martin, daughter of late R.M. Vick, OBE; one son, two daughters.
15.02.1905
-
28.09.1972
[Hoddesdon, Herts. ?]
Cadet
1918
Midsh.
15.01.1923
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1925
S.Lt.
19.11.1926, seniority 15.11.1925
Lt.
15.04.1927
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1935
Cdr.
30.06.1939
A/Capt.
06.1943
Capt.
30.06.1944
R.Adm.
07.01.1954
V.Adm.
10.01.1957
A/Adm.
1959
Adm.
17.08.1960 (retd 1963)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
02.06.1962
HM's birthday 62
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1959
New Year 59
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
02.01.1956
New Year 56
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42

Grand Cross, Star of Africa (state visit president of Liberia, 07.1962)

Education: RN Colleges Osborne, Dartmouth and Greenwich; Imperial Defence College (1949)
15.01.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
12.04.1926
-
(05.1926)
promotion course, Portsmouth
20.04.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Vampire (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
29.04.1929
-
(08.)1929
observers' course [HMS Excellent]
27.12.1929
-
(04.)1930
HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (and as acting observer) (Atlantic Fleet)
13.06.1930
-
(01.)1932
HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)
05.04.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Shropshire (cruiser)
21.01.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
12.01.1937
-
(07.1937)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
10.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
26.03.1938
-
(09.1939)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear- / Vice-Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas of the Mediterranean Fleet, R.Adm. / V.Adm. J.C. Tovey [HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship), later HMS Galatea (cruiser)]
08.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
Staff Officer (Operations) to V.Adm. J.C. Tovey [HMS Delhi (cruiser)]
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
28.04.1941
-
(06.)1943
Staff Officer (Operations) and Staff Officer (Plans), on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS King George V (battleship)]
06.1943
-
(04.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Slinger (escort carrier)
05.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Biter (escort carrier)
01.01.1945
-
04.07.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Nabaron (mobile naval air base (MONAB) IV, Ludham, Norfolk, from 02.04.1945 Ponam Island, Manus, Admiralty Islands)
[went sick 04.07.1945 and as he made no improvement he was discharged to RN Hospital, Herne Bay, Sydney]
12.1945
-
04.02.1946
Naval Air Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.02.1946
-
1948
Deputy Director Air Warfare, Naval Air Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
(05.1949)


HMS President *
19.12.1949
-
(05.1950)
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer (Air), Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
09.11.1952
-
(05.)1953
Commanding Officer, HMS Eagle
04.1954
-
(01.)1957
Fifth Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Air)
1958
-
1959
Flag Officer, Aircraft Carriers
02.02.1959
-
30.06.1961
Commander­in­Chief, Allied Forces Mediterranean
10.1961
-
02.1963
Commander­in­Chief, Portsmouth, and Commander­in­Chief, Allied Command Channel [HMS Victory]
President Royal Naval Benevolent Trust, 1963-1970; Secretary, SEMBAL Trust, 1964-.... Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom, 11.03.1966-...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Binney,
David
D. Binney
Son of Capt. Ralph Douglas Binney, CBE, RN, and Ruth Frances Livingstone Learmonth..
28.04.1923
Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
12.12.1943
(KIA) [age 20]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 78, column 1]
...
...
S.Lt.
01.10.1942
...
-
...
...
24.10.1942
-
12.12.1943
HMS Tynedale (destroyer)
Binney,
Ralph Douglas
R.D. Binney
4th son of T.G. Binney, late of Guisnes Court, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex.
Married ((12?).1918, Kensington district, Greater London) Ruth Frances Livingstone Learmonth; (one son Lt. David Binney killed in action, 1943), one daughter.

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14.10.1888
Cookham, Berkshire
-
08.12.1944
(killed whilst attempting to apprehend 2 armed robbers)
[age 56]
[Golders Green Crematorium, panel 1]
A/S.Lt.
15.11.1907?
S.Lt.
17.09.1908, seniority 15.11.1907
Lt.
28.10.1909, seniority 15.11.1908
Lt.Cdr.
15.11.1916
Cdr.
31.12.1920 (retd 21.10.1934)
Capt. (retd)
21.10.1934
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.06.1942
HM's birthday

The Binney Memorial Medal for British citizens who display greatest courage in support of law and order within the areas under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan and City of London Police is named after Capt. Binney

Education: Cordwalles, Maidenhead
15.05.1903


joined RN (HMS Britannia)
1914
-
1918
served European War
05.04.1917
-
(01.1919)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Collingwood (battleship)
14.08.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMAS Cerberus (for duty at Navy Office) [lent to RAN]
05.04.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
15.03.1928
-
(08.1929)
for duty with Commodore Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
26.09.1930
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS Marshal Soult (monitor)
17.11.1931
-
(01.1934)
Assistant to Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty
1934
-
1939
served in navy of Columbia, South America
1939?


in charge of harbour defences, Gallipoli
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
09.06.1940
-
11.06.1942
Flag Captain, HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
 30.01.1943
-
08.12.1944
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer-in-Charge, London [HMS Yeoman]
Binney,
Sir Thomas Hugh
T.H. Binney
T.H. Binney
Eldest son of T.G. Binney, late of Guisnes Court, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex.
Married (31.10.1942, St Martin in the Fields) Elizabeth Bride, CStJ, eldest daughter of late Lt.Col. H.F. Blair­Imrie, CMG, OBE.

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09.12.1883
Douglas, Isle of Man
-
08.01.1953
Colchester
Cadet
15.09.1897
Midsh.
15.01.1899
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1902?
S.Lt.
29.12.1903, seniority 15.09.1902
Lt.
15.09.1904
Cdr.
31.12.1916
Capt.
30.06.1922
R.Adm.
04.08.1934
V.Adm.
22.01.1938
Adm.
06.04.1942 (retd 12.1943)
Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George KCMG
01.01.1951
New Year 51
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40 [investiture 06.08.40]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1936
New Year 36
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.09.1919
for distinguished services during the war
Letter of Praise LoP
1944?
Operation Neptune
Education: HMS Britannia (15.09.1897-...)
1914
-
1918
Gunnery Officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
12.09.1918
-
(01.1919)
Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet
12.1922
-
1925
Flag Captain, HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(01.1925)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.04.1925
-
(07.)1927
Deputy Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.04.1928
-
(06.)1928
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
15.12.1928
-
(04.)1930
Flag Captain, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
05.01.1931
-
(02.)1931
tactical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
07.03.1931
-
(01.)1932
Director Tactical School, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
15.08.1932
-
(06.)1933
Flag Captain HMS Hood & Chief Staff Officer to R.Adm. Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
08.1933
-
1935
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth & Maintenance Captain [HMS Drake]
01.03.1934
-
04.08.1934
also: Naval ADC to the King
02.06.1935
-
(02.)1936
for miscellaneous service at Admiralty [HMS President]
25.07.1936
-
(06.)1938
Rear­Admiral / Vice-Admiral, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Barham, later HMS Malaya]
(08.1938)


no appointment listed
20.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS President (for miscellaneous or special service)
01.01.1939
-
(08.)1939
Commandant Imperial Defence College
20.12.1939
-
01.1942
Flag Officer Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands [HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa)]
20.01.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services at the Admiralty)
08.02.1944

(10.1944)
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Cardiff [HMS Lucifer]
Governor of Tasmania, 24.12.1945-08.05.1951. KGStJ, 1946
Birch,
John Travis Beaufoy
J.T.B. Birch
Elder son (with one brother) of Cdr. John Kenneth Beaufoy Birch (1880-1940), and Janet Elizabeth Clay (1877-1929).
Married (24.07.1939, St Mark's, North Audley Street, Westminster district, London) Pamela Kempthorne Godsell ((09?).1915 - ), daughter of Thomas Kempthorne Godsell, and Marjorie Anne Gibbs, of Painswick, Gloucestershire; one son.
14.07.1910
Filey, Yorkshire

-
08.12.1991
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
Midsh. 01.09.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1932
S.Lt. 1933?, seniority 01.11.1931
Lt. 01.11.1933
Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1941 (retd 02.08.1954; own request)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.09.1942 Malta convoy [investiture 29.06.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.09.1942 destruction of U-boat 27.05.42 [investiture 29.06.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41
Mention in Despatches MID 14.09.1943 destruction of U-559 Mediterranean 30.10.42
01.09.1929 - (02.)1931 HMS Malaya (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
31.12.1931 - 21.08.1932 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
22.08.1932 - (01.)1933 promotion course, Portsmouth
12.04.1933 - (11.1934) HMS Wren (destroyer) (China)
(02.1935)     no appointment listed
17.06.1935 - (07.)1935 HMS Sabre (destroyer)
23.07.1935 - (08.)1936 HMS Achates (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
09.1936 - (02.)1937 HMS Achates (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
27.04.1937 - (02.)1938 First Lieutenant, HMS Winchelsea (destroyer) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
04.04.1938 - (02.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Firedrake (destroyer)
18.08.1941 - 24.03.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Hurworth (destroyer) *
24.03.1943 - 08.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Kelvin (destroyer)
09.08.1943 - 04.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Urchin (destroyer)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
06.07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Corinthian (ocean boarding vessel)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
31.07.1945 - (04.)1947 Commanding Officer, HMS St Kitts (destroyer)
15.08.1947 - (05.)1949 Executive Officer, RN Petty Officers' School, Kingsmoor [HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Corsham, Wiltshire)]
08.11.1949 - (05.1951) RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
28.11.1952 - (07.)1954 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (for miscellaneous duties)
* date of appointment according to Febr 1943 Navy List 18.08.1942; the Dec 1941 List even shows him (presumably erroneously) under HMS Hursley (destroyer)
Birch,
Roger
R. Birch
Son of Walter de Hoghton Lea Birch and Margaret Maud Birch.
21.06.1905
Preston district, Lancashire

-
23.02.1943
[age 37]
[Oxford Crematorium, left hand column]
Midsh.
15.05.1923
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1925
S.Lt.
15.06.1926
Lt.
15.06.1928
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1936
Cdr.
31.12.1942
15.05.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Ajax (battleship)
14.03.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1926
-
(05.1926)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.05.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.09.1928
-
(08.1929)
First Lieutenant, HMS Moth (gunboat) (China)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
01.08.1930
-
(10.)1930
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.12.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Flinders (surveying ship)
02.11.1931
-
(07.)1935
HMS Endeavour (surveying vessel)
10.12.1935
-
(02.)1936
First Lieutenant, HMS Flinders (surveying ship)
19.09.1936
-
(07.1937)
Navigating Officer, HMS Flinders (surveying ship) (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer)
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
30.03.1938
-
(04.)1939
First Lieutenant & Navigating Officer, HMS Gleaner (minesweeper; for surveying service) (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer)
17.04.1939
-
(08.1939)
meteorological course [HMS President]
(09.1939)


no appointment listed
13.11.1939
-
(02.1941)
Staff Officer (Operations) (2) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies [HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda)]
01.1942
-
23.02.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Valesca (minesweeping trawler)
Birrell,
Maurice Andrew
M.A. Birrell
23.04.1921
-
26.10.1990
Yeovil district, Somerset
A/S.Lt. (A)
25.11.1940
S.Lt. (A)
23.04.1942
Lt. (A)
25.05.1943
A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 07.1945
Lt.Cdr.
25.05.1951
Cdr.
31.12.1956 (retd 23.04.1971)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
03.10.1952
Korea (4th List) [investiture 03.03.53]
21.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
pilot, 802 Squadron FAA [HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)]
25.04.1941
-
(12.1941)
pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)]
(08.1942)


HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
...
-
...
...
31.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
...
-
...
...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bisset,
Arthur William La Touche
A.W. La T. Bisset A.W. La T. Bisset
Son of Col. Sir William Sinclair Smith Bisset, KCIE (1843-1916), and Henrietta Mary La Touche (1869-1943), of Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire.
Married (17.07.1918, St John's, Edinburgh, Scotland) Margaret Frances McNeil "Bev" Grant (? - 07.05.1968), only daughter (with five brothers) of Hon. MacCallum Grant (1845-1928), Lieutenant-Governor Province of Nova Scotia, and Laura McNeil Parker; four daughters (daughter Mary Elizabeth Grant Bisset married Maj. Oliver William Lough, Indian Army).

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06.04.1892
-
23.06.1956
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
S.Lt. 15.09.1912
Lt. 15.08.1913
Lt.Cdr. 15.08.1921
Cdr. 31.12.1926
Capt. 31.12.1932
R.Adm. 28.07.1942 (invalided from active service 1945)
V.Adm. (retd) 01.02.1946
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 18.07.1944 for distinguished service in command of operations against enemy shipping in Northern Waters successfully carried out by Carrier borne aircraft (Operation Potluck, Norway, 12-16.05.44)
Mention in Despatches MID 03.02.1942 Battle of Cape Matapan
Mention in Despatches MID 18.01.1944 dissolution of 'Force H'
Education: Fonthill, East Grinstead; RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.01.1905     entered RN
      spcialized in gunnery
      HMS King George V (battleship)
      Gunnery Lieutenant, HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
      Gunnery Lieutenant, HMS Iron Duke (battleship)
1922     RN Staff College
07.07.1923 - (08.1923) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services; temporarily)
11.07.1924 - (05.1926) Gunnery Officer, HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
04.01.1927 - 10.01.1927 Admiralty [HMS President]
11.01.1927 - (06.1928) Gunnery Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.04.1929 - (02.)1931 Squadron Gunnery Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron [HMS Renown (battlecruiser)] (Atlantic Fleet)
01.07.1931 - 01.1933 Executive Officer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
11.02.1933 - (06.)1933 Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous or special service)
18.09.1933 - 24.11.1933 senior officers' tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
15.01.1934 - 16.03.1934 senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
28.03.1934 - 28.03.1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Ark Royal, renamed: HMS Pegasus (aircraft carrier, catapult training ship) (Reserve Fleet)
29.03.1935 - (07.)1935 senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.09.1935 - 09.10.1937 Director of Physical Training and Sports, School of Physical and Recreational Training, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
16.10.1937 - 14.03.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Shropshire (heavy cruiser)
1940 - 1940 British Naval Liaison Officer at Brest (later at Casablanca)
1940 - 08.1940 imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
07.08.1940 - 08.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier) (despatches)
06.02.1942 - 28.07.1942 also: Naval ADC to the King
07.1942 - (10.)1943 Rear Admiral, Naval Air Stations, Indian Ocean
13.10.1943 - 10.1943 Rear Admiral Commanding 'Force H' (despatches)
28.10.1943 - (06.)1944 Rear Admiral, Escort Carriers [HMS Searcher (escort carrier), later HMS Royalist (cruiser)] (CB, CBE)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
Bitmead,
Jack
J. Bitmead

Married Anne Therese O'Keefe.

28.01.1919
Cholsey, Berkshire
-
21.12.2010
Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
... ...
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1939
S.Lt. ?, seniority 01.01.1939
Lt. 1940, seniority 01.10.1939
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1947
Cdr. 30.06.1952
Capt. 31.12.1958 (retd 07.01.1969)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 30.07.1942 Murmansk convoys surviving submarine attakcs [investiture 07.03.44]
Krzyża Wojskowego (Military Cross) (Poland) KW 21.10.1941 withdrawal of Polish forces from France 40 [decoration posted]
... - ... ...
(1940)     HMS Broke (Polish Military Cross)
02.05.1942 - 20.05.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Forester (destroyer) (DSO)
1942 - 04.08.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Forester (destroyer) (DSO)
04.08.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Meynell (escort destroyer)
... - ... ...
Blackburn,
James Alexander Pollard
J.A.P. Blackburn
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Charles Henry Blackburn (1859-1946), and Sarah Elizabeth Browne (1857-1935).
Married 1st (08.09.1910, Fulham, London) Amalie Clara Ruby Brousson ((06?).1880 - (03?).1957); three daughters.

Married 2nd (10.10.1921, Beccles, Wangford district, Suffolk) Hilda Kate Stanford (13.03.1891 - 04.1988); two sons.

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12.08.1889
Murree, West Bengal, India
-
11.11.1979
Eastbourne, East Sussex
T/S.Lt. RNR ?
T/Lt. RNR 22.04.1917
Lt. 05.06.1918, seniority 20.07.1915
Lt.Cdr. 20.07.1923 (retd 20.08.1933; own request)
Cdr. (retd) 20.08.1933
A/Capt. (retd) < 02.1941 (reverted to retd 1945?)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 12.05.1917 ?
      joined RNR
05.06.1918     transferred to RN (for gallantry in action)
03.07.1918 - (04.)1919 HMS Dolphin (Gosport dockyard) (for command of submarines)
04.04.1919 - (08.)1919 HMS Lucia (for command of submarines)
27.08.1919 - (11.)1919 HMS Vulcan (special torpedo vessel; depot ship) (for command of submarines)
11.11.1919 - (04.)1920 HMS Dolphin (Gosport dockyard) (for command of submarines)
19.04.1920 - (01.)1921 Commanding Officer, HMS E 33 (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
19.11.1921 - (08.)1923 Commanding Officer, HMS L 56 (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
20.09.1923 - (01.1925) HMS Benbow (battleship) (Mediterranean)
25.11.1925   (02.)1927 Commanding Officer, HMS Carstairs (twin screw minesweeper)
(07.1927)     Naval Ordnance Department *
(12.1927) - (05.1928) no appointment listed
21.05.1928 - (04.)1930 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for training duties)
08.09.1930 - 1930 HMS Cairo (cruiser)
12.1930 - (01.)1932 Executive Officer, HMS Constance (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
(05.1932)     no appointment listed
25.06.1932 - (08.)1932 HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
17.10.1932 - (01.)1933 HMS Malcolm (flotilla leader) (for Maintenance Reserve Destroyers) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
(05.1933) - (06.1933) no appointment listed
27.11.1939 - 09.1940 Executive Officer, HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser) **
09.1940 - 04.04.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Voltaire (armed merchant cruiser) (ship sunk by German raider "Thor" in the Central Atlantc)
04.04.1941 - 1945 POW in German captivity
* indexed, but not listed as such
** Blackburn was probably already Master of Jervis Bay before being requisitioned by the Navy. He is seen wearing a RNR uniform, although being listed as a retired RN officer.
Blackledge,
Rev. Alexander Roden
A.R. Blackledge

Son (with one brother and one sister)of Rev. Canon George Robert Blackledge (1868-1935), and Dorothy Ida Helen Scott.
Married ((03?).1944, Wharfedale district, West Yorkshire) Alice B. Greenhalgh; one son, one daughter.
28.04.1906
Worthing, East Preston district, Sussex

-
28.03.1974
Halifax
Chaplain 02.05.1935 (retd 01.01.1947; own request)
Education: King's School, Canterbury; Cambridge University (MA).
02.05.1935 - (07.)1935 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
30.08.1935 - (02.)1938 HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
05.1938 - (08.)1938 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
04.10.1938 - (09.)1939 RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
06.09.1939 - (10.1940) RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
16.01.1941 - (02.)1941 HMS London (cruiser)
27.11.1941 - (12.1943) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (for miscellaneous services)
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
26.04.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Warspite (battleship)
1945 - (07.1945) RM Barracks, Plymouth
22.02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
Vicar of Oakenshaw before becoming Vicar of Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park [1950]. Vicar, All Saints, Hove, 1964-1972. Prebendary of Chichester Cathedral, 1965.
Blackler,
George
G. Blackler
11.02.1910
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
12.12.1989
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
Prob. S.Lt. RNR
01.10.1935
S.Lt. RNR
16.08.1937, seniority 01.10.1935
Prob. S.Lt.
28.02.1938
S.Lt.
?, seniority 28.02.1938
Lt.
?, seniority 11.02.1934
Lt.Cdr.
11.02.1942 (retd > 07.1954, < 04.1955)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Mention in Despatches MID
27.08.1940
Dutch, Belgian & French coast 05.40
01.11.1938
-
(02.1939)
HMS Fearless (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
27.03.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Garland (destroyer)
28.11.1939 - (02.1941) First Lieutenant, HMS Wolsey (destroyer)
12.11.1941
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ludlow (destroyer)
25.08.1942
-
01.09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Brocklesby (destroyer)
01.09.1943
-
03.01.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Amazon (destroyer)
03.01.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hants.)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
09.09.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS Victory (for miscellaneous duties)
(05.1953)


no appointment listed
Blackmore,
Lesley Edney
L.E. Blackmore (Photo: battleshiphmsvanguard) L.E. Blackmore (Photo: battleshiphmsvanguard)
L.E. Blackmore (Photo: battleshiphmsvanguard) 
Son of ... Blackmore, and ... Bendall.
15.04.1914
Axbridge district, Somerset
-
23.09.1983
Weston-super-Mare district, Avon
Prob. S.Lt.
28.02.1938
S.Lt.
?, seniority 28.02.1938
Lt.
1939?, seniority 15.03.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1945
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1946 (retd)
Mention in Despatches MID
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
His career started at the age of 12 in the Merchant Navy and he spent his early years on the T.S. Mercury.
(10.1938)


no appointment listed
02.01.1939
-
(04.1939)
HMS Whitley (escort vessel) (Home Fleet)
05.06.1939
-
(08.)1939
HMS Grafton (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
28.11.1939
-
29.05.1940
HMS Grafton (destroyer) (ship damaged by U-62 off Dunkirk and sunk by RN)
26.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Whaddon (destroyer)
30.03.1942
-
(08.)1942
First Lieutenant, HMS Impulsive (destroyer)
12.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vivien (destroyer)
10.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Mendip (destroyer)
25.01.1946
-
(10.1947)
Commanding Officer, HMS Bleasdale (destroyer)
12.01.1948
-
(07.1948)
RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
12.04.1949
-
(05.)1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Cockade
26.10.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ulster (destroyer)
30.04.1951
-
(05.1953)
First Lieutenant, HMS Vanguard
25.01.1954
-
(01.1957)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
Blagrove,
Henry Evelyn Charles
"Shorty"
H.E.C. Blagrove
H.E.C. Blagrove
H.E.C. Blagrove 
Son of Col. Henry John Blagrove (1854-1925), 13th Hussars, and Alice Evelyn (Boothby) Blagrove, of Barton Fields, Canterbury.
Married (06.04.1921) (later Superintendent WRNS) Edith Gordon Lowe (05.11.1895 - 14.02.1979),
daughter of William Duncan Lowe, writer to the signet, of Edinburgh (who later remarried Adm. Sir Eric James Patrick Brind, RN); two daughters (one of whom, Mary A. Blagrove, married Lt. Sir Anthony R.D. Twysden, Bt., and later Capt. Peter G.C. Dickens, RN).

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RN Flag Officers 1904-45

26.04.1887
Harbledown, Kent
-
14.10.1939
Scapa Flow, Ornkey Isles
(KIA) [age 52]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 33, column 1]
Cadet
15.05.1902
Midsh.
15.10.1903
A/S.Lt.
15.12.1906?
S.Lt.
26.07.1907, seniority 15.12.1906
Lt.
30.06.1909
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1917
Cdr.
31.12.1919
Capt.
30.06.1927
R.Adm.
10.01.1939

Italian silver medal for military valour (17.11.1917)

15.09.1901
 
 
entered RN
15.05.1902
-
15.09.1903
HMS Britannia (training ship)
15.09.1903
-
14.01.1907
course, HMS Good Hope (Cruiser Squadron)
25.07.1907
 
 
HMS Fairy (temporary)
16.04.1908
-
24.08.1908
HMS Good Hope (1st Cruiser Squadron)
24.08.1908
-
30.03.1909
HMS Sapphire (for HMS Flirl? to 21.09.1908, then for HMS Arab) (Channel)
30.03.1909
-
01.1911?
HMS Invincible (additional)
15.01.1911
-
06.04.1912
HMS Highflyer (flagship East Indies)
06.04.1912
-
04.1913
HMS Fox (for armed launch)
15.07.1913
-
1913?
HMS Vengeance
08.1913
-
10.08.1914
Dartmouth College
10.08.1914
-
22.08.1914
HMS Vivid (additional; for HMS Majestic, for training reserves)
22.08.1914
-
11.1917?
Lieutenant, HMS Tiger, 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron, Grand Fleet (Battle of Jutland 1916)
24.11.1917
-
01.01.1920
First Lieutenant, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship & Flag Ship, Grand Fleet)
13.03.1920
-
01.01.1922
HMS President (for special service outside Admiralty at Cambridge University)
01.01.1922
-
12.1922
HMS President (additional; for service in 2nd Sea Lord's Office)
13.01.1923
-
20.01.1923
gas course [HMS Excellent]
20.01.1923
-
10.02.1924
Executive Officer, HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
10.02.1924 - 03.1924 Commanding Officer, HMS Ceres (light cruiser) (temporary)
03.1924
-
01.1925
Executive Officer, HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
30.04.1925
-
18.05.1925
HMS Victory (additional; for training)
18.05.1925
-
10.07.1925
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
11.07.1925
-
17.07.1927
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
10.11.1927
-
12.1927
HMS Pembroke (additional; for command of HMS Constance during trials)
09.01.1928
-
09.03.1928
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
10.03.1928
-
20.07.1928
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich
08.10.1928
-
07.12.1928
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.1929
-
04.1931
Flag Captain, HMS Cardiff (cruiser), from 10.1929 HMS Curacoa (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to R.Adm. Commanding 3rd Cruiser Squadron (Chatham)
17.08.1931
-
19.05.1932
Commanding Officer, School of Physical and Recreational Training [HMS Victory]
19.05.1932
-
08.07.1932
Tactical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.08.1932
-
05.09.1932
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
06.09.1932
-
(07.)1934
Flag Captain, HMS Norfolk (cruiser) & Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief America and West Indies Station
31.12.1934
-
11.04.1937
Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.04.1937
-
15.12.1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Mediterranean) [assumed command 29.06.1937; left 08.01.1939]
10.08.1938
-
10.01.1939
also: Naval ADC to the King
28.02.1939
-
25.09.1939
no appointment listed: HMS President (additional; whilst unemployed)
26.09.1939
-
14.10.1939
Rear-Admiral Commanding 2nd Battle Squadron (aboard HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (sunk))
[had been appointed Admiral Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Chatham on 02.10.1939, but never made it to his new position as he was lost in the Royal Oak]
Blake,
Charles James
C.J. Blake
02.07.1899
-
18.12.1964
Bridport district, Dorset
Mate
01.12.1924
Lt.
01.08.1927
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1935
Cdr.
30.06.1939
Capt.
30.06.1945 (retd 15.09.1950)
22.03.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (additional)
03.09.1928
-
(04.)1930
HMS L 14 (submarine) (for duty with Group "M" submarnies in reserve at Portsmouth)
28.07.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS H 33 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
08.05.1931
-
(01.)1932
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
14.11.1933
-
(01.1934)
First Lieutenant, HMS Oberon (submarine) (Mediterranean)
03.05.1935
-
(07.)1935
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Alecto]
10.08.1935
-
(02.)1936
Commanding Officer, HMS H 32 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
11.12.1936
-
(02.)1937
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Home Fleet)
02.06.1937
-
(07.1937)
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Home Fleet)
17.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
19.06.1938
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Orpheus (submarine) (China)
13.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
18.08.1942
-
(06.)1943
Executive Officer, HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
21.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse) (and for duty with submarines) *
31.08.1945
-
10.11.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Nabaron (mobile naval air base (MONAB) IV), Manus, Admiralty Islands)
11.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Captain Superintendent, HM Dockyard Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
26.06.1947
-
(07.1948)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tyne & as Senior Officer Reserve Fleet Harwich
* (07.1945) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Blake,
[Sir] Cuthbert Patrick;
Baronet
C.P. Blake

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02.01.1885
-
27.06.1975
... ...
Lt. 01.04.1915 (retd)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) ?
Cdr. (retd) 03.01.1928

DSO

... - ... ...
Blake,
Sir Geoffrey
G. Blake G. Blake
G. Blake
G. Blake
Son of Thomas Naish Blake, Bramley House, Alverstoke.
Married (1911) Jean St John (died 1963), daughter of Sir W.St.J. Carr; two daughters.

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16.09.1882
Alverstoke, Hampshire

-
18.07.1968
London
Naval Cadet
15.05.1897
Midsh.
15.10.1898
S.Lt.
15.04.1902
Lt.
15.10.1903
Cdr.
30.06.1914
Capt.
31.12.1918
Cdre. 2nd cl.
15.12.1927?
R.Adm.
02.04.1931
V.Adm.
17.09.1935 (retd 15.01.1938; ill-health)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
11.05.1937
HM's coronation
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.03.1929
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.09.1916
Battle of Jutland
Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
06.11.1945
Naval Liaison Officer US Forces Europe & 12th Fleet
Education: Winchester College
15.05.1897


entered RN
1914
-
1917
Gunnery & Principal Control Officer, HMS Iron Duke (despatches, DSO, Order of St Anne, Russia); Battle of Jutland, 1916
1917
-
1919
HMS Queen Elizabeth
1919
-
1921
Naval Attaché to USA
1921
-
1923
Commanding Officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Fleet Flagship of Atlantic Fleet
(08.1923)


no appointment listed
12.03.1924
-
(01.)1925
served on Staff of RN War College, Greenwich
1925
-
1926
Deputy Director, Royal Naval Staff College
04.01.1926
-
(07.)1927
Director, Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
15.12.1927
-
1929
Chief of Staff, Atlantic Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
19.07.1929
-
(01.)1932
Commodore in command of New Zealand Station and First Naval Member, New Zealand Naval Board [HMS Dunedin (cruiser)]
23.08.1932
-
(09.)1932
HMS President (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)
20.09.1932
-
1935
Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport
07.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
07.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
22.07.1936
-
1938
Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, and Second-in-Command Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Hood, later HMS ...]
14.12.1940
-
(07.1945)
HMS President:
1940


a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and additional Assistant Chief of Naval Staff 
1942
-
1945
Flag Officer Liaison United States Navy in Europe (US Naval HQ, London)
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, 01.1945-18.01.1949.
Blake,
John
J. Blake

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25.03.1881
-
01.04.1952
... ...
Cd.Gnr. ?
Lt. 02.01.1930 (retd 25.03.1931)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 02.01.1938
... - ... ...
01.12.1931 - 09.02.1941 Instructional Officer, Woolwich Area, under Naval Ordnance (Inspection) Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.02.1941 - (04.1946) an Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Woolwich Area, under Naval Ordnance (Inspection) Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Blake,
John
J. Blake
23.11.1917
-
05.08.1985
Dover district, Kent
Cadet 01.01.1935
Midsh. 01.01.1936
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1938
S.Lt. 1938?, seniority 01.03.1938
Lt. 01.04.1939
Lt.Cdr. 01.04.1947 (retd 14.02.1958)
... - ... ...
21.08.1939 - (02.)1940 HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
09.02.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Arethusa (cruiser)
(12.1940) - (02.1941) HMS Seaborn II (RN base, Halifax, Nova Scotia) *
02.1941 - (04.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Newport (destroyer)
(06.1941)     no appointment listed
06.1941 - (08.)1942 First Lieutenant, HMS Walney (escort)
(10.1942) - (04.1943) no appointment listed
(06.1943) - (10.1943) specialist navigation course [HMS Dryad]
02.11.1943 - (10.1944) Navigating Officer, HMS Garth (destroyer)
(01.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blake,
John Priestley
C.J. Blake
Son of William Harvey Blake, and Gweneth Margaret Evans, of South Petherton, Somerset.
07.05.1920
South Petherton, Yeovil district, Somerset
-
23.03.1943
(MPK) [age 22]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 3]
Cadet
01.01.1939
Midsh.
01.09.1939
S.Lt.
1941?, seniority 01.10.1940
A/Lt.
16.05.1942
Lt.
1942/43?, seniority 16.05.1942
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
25.05.1943
sinking enemy supply ships [presented to next-of-kin]
17.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
15.02.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
02.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Newcastle (cruiser)
05.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
01.09.1942
-
23.03.1943
HMS Turbulent (submarine) (declared lost after failing to return after a patrol off Sardinia ; probably being mined)
Blake,
Richard Locke
R.L. Blake
Son of ... Blake, and ... Chesshire.
14.08.1921
Chard district, Devon / Dorset / Somerset
-
08.2000
North Dorset
Cadet
01.09.1939
Midsh.
01.05.1940
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
01.06.1942
Lt.
01.03.1943 (retd 01.07.1949)
Mention in Despatches MID 05.06.1945 4 war patrols Far East 06.44-01.45
01.09.1939
-
30.04.1940
special entry cadet, RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Berwick (cruiser)
05.01.1942
-
(01.1942)
promotion course, Portsmouth
(08.1942)
-
(02.)1943
HMS Argonaut (cruiser) *
(06.1943)
-
(08.)1943
submarine course
20.09.1943
-
(12.)1943
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
22.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Navigator & Gunnery Officer, HMS Storm (submarine)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
07.1948
-
(07.1948)
HMS Triumph (escort depot ship) (for navigation and/or direction duties)
(05.1949)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blaxland,
George Fellowes
G.F. Blaxland
Son of John 'Edric' Blaxland and Alison Johnstone Roffey.

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07.06.1907
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
-
24.03.2004
... ...
.Lt.Cdr. 01.04.1937
Cdr. 30.06.1944 (retd > 01.1957, < 01.1959)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44 [investiture 10.07.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 06.03.1943 Operation Torch
... - ... ...
01.07.1937 - (04.)1940 Gunnery Officer, HMS Orion (cruiser)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
02.1942 - (06.)1944 Gunnery Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship)
15.07.1944 - 09.02.1945 Executive Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
09.02.1945 - 14.03.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
 
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