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Beattie,
Ian Antony
I.A. Beattie
12.06.1925
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
05.05.2002
Torbay district, Devon
Midsh. 01.09.1942
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1944
S.Lt. 01.08.1944
Lt. 01.05.1946
Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1954
Cdr. 30.06.1962 (retd 11.03.1966)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Exmouth House; 01.01.1939-07.1942; Admiralty No. 42).
... - ... ...
29.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Garth (Hunt class destroyer)
... - ... ...
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
-
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)
... - ... ...
Beazley,
Peter Bryan
P.B. Beazley
16.05.1925
-
Midsh. 01.09.1942
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1944
S.Lt. 01.09.1944
Lt. 01.07.1946
Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1954 (retd 16.05.1970)
Hon. Cdr. ?
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Grenville House; 01.01.1939-07.1942; Admiralty No. 43).
... - ... ...
03.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Norfolk (Norfolk class cruiser)
... - ... ...
Becker,
David Antony
D.A. Becker
19.12.1925
-
09.03.1994
Midsh. (S) 01.01.1944
A/S.Lt. (S) 01.09.1945
S.Lt. ?
Lt. (S) 01.06.1947
Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.06.1955
Cdr. (S) 30.06.1964 (retd 01.03.1972; medically unfit)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Hawke House; 01.09.1939-12.1943; Admiralty No. 128).
... - ... ...
12.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Newfoundland (Uganda class cruiser)
... - ... ...
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

-
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
-
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)
-
(06.1944)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
17.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Squid (Combined Operations base, Southampton)
05.03.1946
-
(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

-
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

-

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
Beevor,
Sir Thomas Lubbock;
6th Bt., cr. 1784
T.L. Beevor

Son of Sir Hugh Beevor, 5th Bt., and Emily Georgina Foster, daughter of Sir William Foster, 2nd Bt., of the Grove, Hardingham.
Succeeded father, 1939.
Married (1919) Edith Margaret Agnew; one son, three daughters.

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01.06.1897
London
-
29.04.1943
(flying accident)
[Hargham (All Saints)  Churchyard, Norfolk]
Midsh. 31.07.1914
A/S.Lt. 15.07.1916
S.Lt. 15.01.1917
Lt. 15.02.1918
Lt.Cdr. 15.02.1926
Cdr. 30.06.1932
A/Capt. 1943?
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
... - ... ...
01.1938     qualified as interpreter in Italian (lower standard)
... - ... ...
01.04.1938 - (08.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Londonderry (Grimsby class sloop)
05.08.1940 - (04.)1943 Naval Assistant to Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign), Admiralty [HMS President]
? - 29.04.1943 HMS Excellent II (accounting base, Bournemouth)
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,
Cecil Reginald Percival
C.R.P. Bennett (© National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x165020) C.R.P. Bennet
C.R.P. Bennet C.R.P. Bennet
C.R.P. Bennet C.R.P. Bennet
 
Son (with three sisters and three brothers) of Albert Webber Bennett (1862-1926), and Isabella Brown (1864-1941), of Morchard Bishop, Devon.
Married (26.07.1923, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales) Ethel Elizabeth Bartlett (17.06.1895 - (06?).1975), daughter of W.E. Bartlett, of Exeter; two daughters.

29.07.1896
Crediton, Devon
-
29.01.1976
RN Hospital, Haslar, South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
Engine Room Artificer 5th class ?
Mate (E) 01.01.1921
Eng.Lt. 01.10.1923
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1931
Eng.Cdr. 30.06.1935
Eng.Capt. 30.06.1944
Eng.R.Adm. 08.11.1950 (retd 14.06.1954)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 05.06.1952 HM's birthday 52 [investiture 15.07.52]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1943 New Year 43
Mention in Despatches MID 29.07.1941 Battle of Cape Matapan
Education: Crediton Grammar School.
1911     enlisted RN
04.03.1916 - 30.09.1916 HMS Iron Duke (battleship)
1922 - 1924 HMS Valiant (battleship)
1925 - 1926 HMS Petersfield (twin screw minesweeper)
1927 - 1928 HMS Fisgard (depot for training of Artificer Apprentices) (for instructional duties with artificer apprentices)
1929 - 1931 HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)
1932 - 1933 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for mechanical training establishment)
1934 - 1935 HMS Acheron (destroyer)
1936     HMS Hardy (destroyer; flotilla leader)
04.01.1939 - 28.04.1943 HMS Formidable (Illustrious class aircraft carrier)
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
15.07.1943 - 18.07.1944 HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
08.08.1944 - (10.)1945 HMCS Avalon (RCN base, St John's, Newfoundland) (in charge of Chief Engineer Newfoundland Command) [on loan to RCN]
30.10.1945 - 26.05.1947 Chief Engineer, HM Dockyard Sheerness [HMS Wildfire]
18.06.1947 - 12.08.1950 Manager Engineering Department, HM Dockyard Malta [HMS St Angelo]
08.11.1950 - 07.06.1954 Engineer Manager, HM Dockyard Devonport [HMS Drake]
MIMechE.
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. Albert Edward Harris, RN (1867-1936), 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
Bennett,
Michael
M. Bennett
15.02.1924
-
  Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Blake House; 01.01.1938-29.07.1941; Admiralty No. 1830).
      not found in Navy List, so probably did not finish his officer education
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 (© Imperial War Museum (A 8048)) C.H.G. Benson (© Imperial War Museum (A 8049))

Son of James Bourne Benson.
Married (1919) May Boyd (died 1951), daughter of James Boyd.

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17.02.1884
-
17.03.1974
... ...
Lt. 30.03.1906
Lt.Cdr. 30.03.1914
Cdr. 31.12.1917
Capt. 30.06.1924
R.Adm. 02.01.1936 (retd 05.01.1936)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RN 27.11.1939-(02.1940)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR 09.1943?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 1918 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 1918 ? ?

Royal Humane Society's bronze medal, 1915

Education: Winchester; HMS Britannia.
      Shadwell Testimonial Prize, 1910; served European War, 1914-1918 (despatches, DSO and bar); commanded 4th Destroyer Flotilla, 1926-1928; commanded Royal Australian Naval College at Captain's Point, Jervis Bay, 1929-1931; Captain-Superintendent of Training at Flinders Naval Depôt, Vic; 2nd Naval Member Royal Australian Naval Board, 1930-1932; HMS Cumberland, 1933-1935; Hon. Wing Comdr RAFVR, 1937-1939
... - ... ...
27.11.1939 - (02.)1940 Commodore Minesweeping [HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich)]
26.03.1940 - (06.)1943 HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
1943 - 1945 Commodore of Convoys:
12.07.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for convoy duties)
09.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (for convoy duties)
01.03.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for convoy duties)
29.12.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for convoy duties)
1945 - 1947 HMS Valkyrie (radio direction finder training establishment, Regent Camp, Douglas, Isle of Man)
Benson,
Jerome
J. Benson
04.08.1927
-
22.11.1996
Midsh. 01.01.1945
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 01.09.1946
Lt. 01.05.1948
Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1956
Cdr. 30.06.1963 (retd 12.08.1972; own request)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Drake House; 01.05.1941-1944; Admiralty No. 298).
... - ... ...
15.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Vengeance (Colossus class aircraft carrier)
... - ... ...
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 07.01.1975)
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
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Exmouth  House; 01.05.1938-16.12.1941; Admiralty No. 1913).
(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,
David Ian
D.I. Berry
04.03.1926
-
01.04.1954
Midsh. 01.05.1943
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1945
S.Lt. 01.05.1945
Lt. 01.09.1947
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Hawke House; 01.09.1939-03.1943; Admiralty No. 129).
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
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.
 
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