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1939-1945

 

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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.
(03?).1919
East Stonehouse district, Devonshire
-
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)

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15.01.1910
Bromley district, Greater London
-
20.03.1982

Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Boy II ? [J 113502]
... ...
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 (11.02.1898 - 29.07.1973); 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 07.07.1944) (reverted to retd 20.04.1946)
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 - (08.)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)
(04.1943) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
18.12.1943 - (06.)1944 Captain-in-Charge, Anti-Submarine Training School, Dunoon [HMS Osprey]
31.08.1944 - (04.)1945 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.

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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.

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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
Capt. 31.12.1939
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 06.40
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.12.1939 successful 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)
Bickford-Smith,
Hilary John
H.J. Bickford-Smith

Son (with two sisters) of Capt. John Allan Bickford-Smith, RN (1895-1970), and Joan Angel Allsebrook Simon (1901-1991).
Married 1st (21.03.1951) Anne-Marie Kawe (05.09.1928 - 28.11.1990), daughter of T.O. Kawe, of Nasby, Sweden; two daughters, one son.
Married 2nd ((12?).1974, Petersfield district, Hampshire) Mrs Susan G. Marshall, of Petersfield, Hampshire; two sons.
08.02.1926
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
25.05.1988
Hillbrow, Liss, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Midsh. 01.05.1943
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1945
S.Lt. 16.04.1945
Lt. 01.03.1947
Lt.Cdr. 01.03.1955 (retd 31.07.1963)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (St Vincent House; 01.09.1939-03.1943; Admiralty No. 130).
24.05.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Rodney (Nelson class battleship)
(01.1945) - (07.)1945 no appointment listed
22.09.1945 - (10.)1946) HMS Sea Devil (S class submarine)
11.12.1946 - (04.1947) HMS Sturdy (S class submarine)
(10.1947)     HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
05.1948 - (10.)1948 HMS Statesman (S class submarine)
11.1948 - (05.1949) HMS Tantivity (T class submarine)
16.01.1950 - (05.1951) HMS Sidon (S class submarine)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
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)c
Biggs,
Hilary Worthington
H.W. Biggs (© National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x86358) H.W. Biggs (© National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x165184)
H.W. Biggs
15.01.1905
-
02.01.1976
... ...
Lt. 30.04.1927
Lt.Cdr. 30.04.1935
Cdr. 31.12.1938
Capt. 30.06.1943
R.Adm. 08.01.1953
V.Adm. 30.06.1956

KBE, CB, DSO and Bar, despatches

... - ... ...
1939 - 1940 Executive Officer, HMS Revenge
1940 - 1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Hero (Norwegian Campaign and Mediterranean)
16.12.1942     HMS President (additional; for duty inside Admiralty in 2nd Sea Lord's Office)
08.10.1943     HMS President (additional; for duty inside Admiralty as Deputy to Naval Assistant to 2nd Sea Lord)
1944 - 1945 Captain (D) 11th Destroyer Flotilla (Eastern Fleet)
... - ... ...
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 - (05.)1940 HMS Ajax (cruiser) (DSC)
(06.1940) - (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)
24.01.1945 - (07.1946) HMS Montclare (destroyer/submarine depot ship)
... - ... ...
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,
Edmund John
D. Binney
Son of Edmond John Birch, and Catherine E. ....
Married (15.10.1921, St Mary's Church, Hendon, Barnet, London) Edith Winifred Hall (1897? - 10.1989), daughter (with one sister) of Tom Harper Hall (1868-), and Edith Maxwell (1873-); one son, one daughter.

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17.01.1883
Ilfracombe, Barnstaple district, Devonshire
-
31.08.1953
Combe Florey, Taunton district, Somersetshire
Midsh. 15.06.1899
A/S.Lt. 15.06.1902
S.Lt. 1903, seniority 15.06.1902
Lt. 31.12.1904
Lt.Cdr. 31.12.1912 (retd 24.01.1924; own request)
A/Cdr. 07.12.1917
Cdr. (retd) 24.01.1924 (dispersal 22.10.1945) (reld 17.12.1945) (reverted to retd 18.12.1945)

Africa General Service Medal & clasp Somaliland 1908-10
Italian Bronze Medal (17.11.1917; for military valour)

15.09.1897 - 14.01.1899 HMS Britannia (training ship)
15.01.1899 - 22.12.1901 HMS Dido (Mediterranean Fleet)
23.12.1901 - 30.01.1902 HMS Pembroke
31.01.1902 - 24.04.1902 HMS Mars (Channel)
25.04.1902 - 14.06.1902 HMS Impregnable (Home Fleet)
30.09.1902 - 19.07.1903 promotion courses [RN College, etc. ]
20.07.1903 - 25.11.1903 HMS Mercury (additional; for instruction in navigating duties)
25.11.1903 - 31.12.1904 Navigating Officer, HMS Apollo [tender to HMS Hebe] [under Admiral Commanding Reserves]
31.12.1904 - 01.05.1905 Navigating Officer, HMS Brilliant [tender to HMS Hebe] [under Admiral Commanding Reserves]
02.05.1905 - 03.02.1908 Navigating Officer, HMS Attentive [tender to HMS Pembroke] (Home Fleet)
04.02.1908 - 14.08.1908 Navigating Officer, HMS Sapphire (Channel)
15.08.1908 - 24.09.1908 HMS Dryad (additional; for 1st class ships' pilotage course)
17.11.1908 - 03.02.1911 Navigating Officer, HMS Diana (Mediterranean Fleet)
04.03.1911 - 12.04.1912 Navigating Officer, HMS Essex (4th Cruiser Squadron)
12.04.1912 - 31.05.1916 Navigating Officer, HMS Warrior (Home Fleet) (ship lost)
20.07.1916 - 13.01.1918 Navigating Officer, HMS Glory [initially to 01.08.1916 tender to HMS Vivid] (invalided; disease of nervous system)
13.03.1918 - 03.1918 HMS Saxifrage [tender to HMS Pembroke] & for duty on staff of Admiral Superintendent Clyde
03.1918 - 24.03.1919 Commanding Officer, HMS Saxifrage
25.03.1919 - 31.03.1921 HMS Victory (additional; for navigating duties at Portsmouth Dockyard)
15.04.1921 - 16.06.1921 HMS Victory (additional; for unemployed time not exceeding 6 months)
17.06.1921 - 17.09.1923 HMS Wildfire (for navigating duties at Sheerness Dockyard)
01.10.1923 - 24.01.1924 HMS Pembroke (additional; for unemployed time not exceeding 6 months)
30.09.1938 - 04.10.1938 appointed by Commander-in-Chief America & West Indies for duty with Naval Control Service Newport
(02.1940) - (10.1945) in Navy List no appointments listed as his appointments mostly show "not to be borne on ships' books":
29.08.1939 - 05.06.1944 Consular Shipping Adviser (CSA) (for Naval Control Service (NCS) duties), Norfolk, Virginia (position renamed British Routing Liaison Officer (BRLO) Norfolk, Virginia)
06.06.1944 - 09.1945? Consular Shipping Adviser (CSA) for special Naval Control Service (NCS) duties with Naval Service Headquarters (NSHQ), Ottawa [from 01.10.1944 borne on the books of HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS, Canada)]
09.1945? - 15.09.1945 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for passage to UK) [date to be reported]
16.09.1945 - 21.10.1945 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; not to join)
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
Bishop,
Frank Hallam
F.H. Bishop
Son (with one sister and two half-siblings) of Alfred Bishop (1858-), and Katharine Louisa Adams (1864-1888), of Sunnyhill, Wimbledon.

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12.10.1886
Islington district, London
-
25.02.1960
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lt. 15.09.1908
Lt.Cdr. 15.09.1916 (retd 17.06.1927; own request)
Cdr. (retd) 17.06.1927 (reactivated 29.08.1939) (reverted to retd > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Education: Lancing College (01.1900).
31.03.1903     entered RN
... - ... ...
29.08.1939 - (04.)1942 a Naval Assistant to the Director of Compass Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.04.1942 - (10.1945) HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) (for miscellaneous services)
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 (Photo courtesy of Mr Alastair Letty) 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]
... - ... ...
04.09.1939 - (11.1940) HMS Broke (Shakespeare class destroyer) (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)
... - ... ...
Black,
Peter Claud Shipton

P.C.S. Black (© Imperial War Museum (A 28199))
08.05.1914
-
19.08.1989
... ...
Lt. 16.02.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Lt.Cdr. 16.02.1946 (retd 08.05.1959)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.08.1945 destruction of U-boat 30.03.45 [decoration posted]
... - ... ...
24.12.1943 - (04.)1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Rupert (Captain class frigate) (DSC)
04.1946 - (10.)1947 Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Fada (Loch class frigate)
18.12.1947 - (05.1949) RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
05.04.1951 - (05.1951) RN Barracks, Singapore [HMS Terror]
... - ... ...
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 (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) G. Blackler (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
G. Blackler (© Imperial War Museum (A 20669)) G. Blackler (© Imperial War Museum (A 20670))
G. Blackler (© Imperial War Museum (A 20668)) G. Blackler (© Imperial War Museum (A 20667))
G. Blackler (© Imperial War Museum (A 20666)) G. Blackler (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
G. Blackler (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) G. Blackler (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
G. Blackler (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Capt, George Blackler (1870-1923), Merchant Navy, and Ann Barker (1870-1957).
Married 1st (14.02.1940, St Germans district, Cornwall) Gwendoline Alison Lee ((12?).1905 - 16.06.1943); one son.
Married 2nd (26.02.1947, Elstree, Barnet district, Hertfordshire) Dorothy Joan Gardner; one son.

11.02.1910
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
12.12.1989
Wheathampstead, 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. 16.12.1939, seniority 11.02.1934
Lt.Cdr. 11.02.1942 (retd 11.02.1955; age)
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
Served Merchant Navy.
01.11.1938 - (02.)1939 HMS Fearless (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
27.03.1939 - 11.1939 HMS Garland (destroyer)
28.11.1939 - 14.10.1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Wolsey (destroyer) (despatches)
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.)
(10.1944) - (10.1946) no appointment listed; served within this period as Senior Officer, Naval Party 1734 (Kiel) [HMS Royal Alfred] (OBE)
10.03.1947 - (07.)1948 HMS Sirius (Dido class cruiser)
09.09.1948 - (05.1950) HMS Victory (for miscellaneous duties) [10.1948 shown as for Victoria Barracks]
17.02.1951 - 02.1953 Commanding Officer, HMS Uva (RN rest camp, Diyatalawa, Ceylon)
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
05.11.1953 - (07.1954) RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
Became a publican (the Black Hat at Wilstead near Bedford). Moved to Wheathampstead in 1961.
Blacklock,
John Hateley
J.H. Blacklock (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of John Blacklock, and Mary I. Hateley.
21.10.1923
Carlisle district, Cumberland
-
(12?).1971
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland
S.Lt. 01.09.1944
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 01.03.1953
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1968 New Year 1968 [investiture 13.02.1968]
Mention in Despatches MID 13.10.1942 Operation Vigorous
? - 23.08.1944 Cochrane course, Final Selection Board, Upper Yardmen & Upper Yardmen (Air), HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth, Hampshire)
? - (07.1945) HMS Ferret IV (Captain Submarines surrendered U-boats, Londonderry)
... - ... ...
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)
... - ... ...
21.01.1939 - (08.)1939 HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (Devonport)
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
Blake,
Thomas Michael
T.M. Blake
?
-
 
... ...
Lt. 01.04.1935
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1942 (retd 01.09.1948)
... - ... ...
(12.1939) - (12.1939) no appointment listed
? - (02.)1940 Navigating Officer, HMS Scarborough (sloop)
15.02.1940 - 21.05.1940 Navigating Officer, HMS Effingham (cruiser) (wrecked in Norwegian campaign & destroyed by RN)
10.06.1940 - (08.)1940 HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
16.08.1940 - (02.)1942 Navigating Officer, HMS Despatch (cruiser)
(04.1942)     HMS Despatch (cruiser) *
19.05.1942 - (01.)1945 Navigating Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
02.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) (for miscellaneous services)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blathwayt,
Arthur Antony Wynter
A.A.W. Blathwayt
29.07.1925
-
09.06.1994
Midsh. 01.05.1943
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1945
S.Lt. 16.05.1945
Lt. 01.07.1947
Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1955 (retd 28.07.1965)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (St Vincent House; 01.05.1939-03.1943; Admiralty No. 44).
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
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
... - ... ...
Bligh,
Noel Edward
N.E. Bligh
02.04.1926
-
09.02.2013
Taunton, Somerset
Midsh. 01.09.1943
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1945
S.Lt. 01.09.1945
Lt. 01.11.1947 (retd 16.02.1955; medically unfit)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Grenville House; 01.01.1940-1943; Admiralty No. 171).
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Caradoc (Caledon class cruiser) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blight,
John Anthony Forster
J.A.F. Blight
20.04.1926
-
07.1990
St Germans district, Cornwall
Midsh. 01.09.1943
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1945 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Hawke House; 01.01.1940-1943; Admiralty No. 172).
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Wessex (W class destroyer) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
 
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