British officers  |  RNR  |  RNVR  |  RM  |  WRNS  |  home

Royal Navy (RN) Officers
1939-1945

 

Looking for details on a RN officer not listed here yet?
Just e-mail me, and I might be able to help out.
Of course, any additions, corrections etc. can also be e-mailed.

Note. In naval circles it is custom to refer to the commander of a vessel as Captain. The Navy List bears the phrase "in command".
Strictly out of practical considerations CO (Commanding Officer) is used here on this site. Abbreviations and explanations can be found at the help page.

 

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

BABB
to
B
ANKES
BANKS
to
BEAS
BEAT
to
BERT
BETH
to
BLIG
BLOO
to
B
OWE
BOYA
to
BRIS
BROC
to
BROW
BRUE
to
BYRN

 
W.S. Bloodworth  to  P.W. Bowyer-Smith
Bloodworth,
William Snow
W.S. Bloodworth
Married 1st (25.12.1902, Wandsworth district, London) Mary Ann Elizabeth Page (1883? - (09?).1943).
Married 2nd ((09?).1944) Phyllis Wrangham (01.03.1894 - ), daughter of Joseph Crickmore Wrangham (1861-1943), and Edith Annie Hughes.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

22.01.1881
Northampton
-
31.12.1952
Thanet district, Kent
Wt.Tel. 27.03.1912
Cd.Tel. 27.03.1922
Tel.Lt. 24.11.1929 (retd 22.01.1931)
Tel.Lt.Cdr. (retd) 24.11.1937
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 17.07.1919

for valuable services in the Flagship of the 1st Battle Squadron

24.04.1912     entered RN
16.06.1914     HMS Marlborough
? - (01.1919) HMS Revenge (battleship)
16.04.1922 - (08.1923) Assistant to Fleet W/T Officer, Atlantic Fleet (for experimental work) [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
15.08.1924 - (05.)1926 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
30.08.1926 - (07.)1927 HMS Revenge (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.08.1927 - (08.)1929 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
11.12.1929 - (08.1930) HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for training duties; Port W/T Officer and for instruction of W/T ratings)
23.03.1939 - 14.01.1945 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
15.01.1945 - (07.1945) Radio Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blundell,
George Collett
G.C. Blundell (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Frost)

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

25.05.1904
Kensington, Greater London
-
19.10.1997
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Midsh.
15.05.1922
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1924
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
30.06.1926
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1934
A/Cdr.
< 02.1941
Cdr.
30.06.1942
Capt.
31.12.1947 (retd 07.01.1957)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1957
New Year 57 [investiture 26.02.57]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.04.1941
HMS Kent torpedoed 17.09.40 [investiture 14.04.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45
15.01.1918     entered RN
15.05.1922
-
1924
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
01.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.03.1926
-
(06.1928)
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean) (additional)
03.01.1929
-
(04.)1930
qualifying for torpedo duties, HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) 
(08.1930)
-
(02.1931)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) *
22.09.1931
-
(07.)1934
Torpedo Officer, HMS Enterprise (cruiser) (East Indies)
(08.1934)
-
(11.1934)
no appointment listed
18.12.1934
-
(08.)1936
Torpedo Officer, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse) (and for duty with submarines)
21.10.1936
-
(07.)1937
Torpedo Officer, HMS Sheffield (cruiser) (while under construction also for duty with Commander-Superintendent of Contract-built Ships)
01.12.1937
-
01.1941
Torpedo Officer & First Lieutenant, HMS Kent (cruiser) & 1938-1939 also Fleet Torpedo Officer, China Station (China, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean & UK)
04.02.1941
-
11.1943
Torpedo Officer & First Lieutenant, from 10.07.1942 Executive Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet & Mediterranean)
13.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] 
18.02.1946
-
(10.1947)
Executive Officer, HMS Vernon (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Brighton, then Portsmouth)
06.1948
-
(05.1949)
Commanding Officer, HMS Rifleman
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
24.06.1952
-
(01.1956)
Director of Naval Recruiting, Admiralty [HMS President]
Executive in industry, 1957-1969. President of Leamington Spa Branch, Royal Navy Association, 1970-1984 (Life Vice-President 1984).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blunt,
David Enderby
D.E. Blunt

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

10.09.1891
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
-
25.04.1971
Midsh. 1909
S.Lt. 15.05.1912
Lt. 15.05.1914 (retd 26.03.1919)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.05.1922
Cdr. (retd) 10.09.1931
... - ... ...
16.01.1937 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Kenya)
01.09.1939 - (06.)1943 also: Senior British Naval Officer, Kilindini (Kenya)
01.09.1939 - (12.)1940 HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden)
02.12.1940 - (04.)1941 Local Defence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(06.1941) - (10.1941) no appointment listed
15.10.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Quebec II (Combined Operations centre, Largs)
28.03.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS President III (accounting base)
(08.1943) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Blunt,
Richard Mark
R.M. Blunt
Son of Hugh Roper Blunt (1874-1931),and Agnes Sara Gray (?-1948).
Married 1st (23.08.1952; divorced 1963) Adrien Seldon Truss, daughter of Leslie Seldon Truss; one daughter.
Married 2nd (18.09.1965) Patricia Eileen Lee, daughter of Walter Stanley Lee; one son, one daughter.
25.04.1924
New Zealand
-
2009
Karrinyup, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Cadet 01.09.1942
Midsh. 01.05.1943
A/S.Lt. 1944?
S.Lt. 06.02.1946, seniority 01.04.1944
Lt. 01.01.1947, seniority 16.11.1945 (reld 29.03.1949)
Education: Wanganui Collegiate (1938-1942).
01.09.1942     special entry cadet (under the Dominion Scheme)
      saw action during invasions of Sicily, Italy & Normandy and in the Atlantic & submarines:
01.05.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Rodney (battleship)
(10.1944)     HMS Nubian (destroyer) *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
21.02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
27.01.1948 - (07.1948) HMS Affray (submarine)
Buyer, Hawker Aircraft UK. Navigation Instructor, London School of Air Navigation. Flight Planner, Freddie Laker's Hunting Clan Aviation, London Airport. Writer of Teach Yourself Books on their 1900 series of computers, ICT London. Training Manager, ICT London. Training Manager, ICT Sydney. District Supervisor Golden Fleece Petroleum Perth, W.A.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Blyth,
Geoffrey Frytche
G.F. Blyth
Son (with two sisters) of Herbert Russell Blyth (1862-1918), and Evelyn Anburey Fraser Parker (1870-1944).
Married 1st ((12?).1933, Sheppey district, Kent) Euphemia Margaret McCorkindale (1887 - 30.04.1935), widow of Frederick Vasey Adams, and daughter of Dougald McCorkindale (1830-1903), and Mary Elizabeth Busby (1850-1909); one daughter (Elsie Nira [Francis] "Cesca" Blyth, who married Lt. (S) Adrian Leslie Sharpe, RNVR).
Married 2nd (04.1937,
English Martyrs, Streatham Hill, Wandsworth district, London) Margaret Adela Verne (05.10.1904 - 02.07.2004), daughter of John Lewis Wurm (1867-1936), and Ethel Maude Hackney (1872-1948); five children, of which one son and one daughter survived infancy.
Married 3rd Josephine Doris Hickey (1906 - 25.12.1982), widow of Capt. William Wylie (1881-1950).

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

31.05.1900
Barrackpore, India
-
02.09.1985
St Austell, Cornwall
Midsh. 01.05.1917
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1919
S.Lt. 15.09.1919
Lt. (E) 15.03.1921
Lt.Cdr. (E) 15.03.1929
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1936 (retd 31.05.1950)
A/Capt. (E) 13.10.1941
15.01.1914     entered RN
     

30.06.1939 - 12.10.1941 a First Assistant to the Chief Engineer, HM Dockyard Singapore [HMS Sultan]
13.10.1941 - (12.1941) Chief Engineer, HM Dockyard Singapore [HMS Sultan]
03.01.1942 - (10.)1944 Chief Engineer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
01.01.1945 - (04.1946) Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1945) - (07.1945) Deputy Principal Production Officer
(04.1946)     an Engineer Inspector under Chief Inspector of Gun Mountings
... - ... ...
Bockett-Pugh,
Ian Hamilton
I.H. Bockett-Pugh (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Bockett-Pugh)
Son of Edward Harding Bockett-Pugh (1872-1945), and Irene Paul (1872-...).
Married (17.09.1929) Nancy Lucas (1910-1972); three daughters, one son.
Residence: (1944) Yelverton.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

His son writes: "All I could add are things outside the World War II timeframe, such as serving for the last two weeks of the First World War, and becoming the first honorary secretary of the British Seamen's Boys Home, Brixham who was not a retired vicar. The Brixham home now relies entirely on retired naval officers, and it has done them a power of good. One event he talked of comes to mind, when testing the hedgehog (was that the name of the depth charge that was fired over the bows?) at Gibraltar. An enemy aircraft came to investigate, and my father had no guns so he fired a depth charge at it. Missed, but gave him a shock and scared him off."

30.08.1900
Harwich
-
03.07.1982
Torbay district
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1921
S.Lt.
15.08.1923, seniority 15.05.1921
Lt.
28.02.1924, seniority 15.04.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1931
Cdr.
30.06.1938 (retd 30.07.1949; medically unfit)
A/Capt.
> 06.1944, < 10.1944
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.04.1942
convoy escort & destruction of U-boat 01-02.42 [investiture 08.12.42]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.04.1943
Operation Torch & destruction U-boat [investiture 11.05.43]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.08.1944
Operation Neptune [investiture 27.11.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.09.1942
Operation Harpoon
1920


ADC to Capt. Best [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
(08.1923)
 
 
short course of instruction
15.08.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Venetia (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(05.1926)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.09.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Despatch (cruiser) (China)
19.12.1927
-
(08.)1929
HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
20.10.1929
-
(02.)1931
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
17.12.1931
-
(01.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Cicala (river gunboat) (China)
25.07.1934
-
(02.)1936
Executive Officer, HMS Guardian (net layer)
11.05.1936
-
(06.)1938
HMS Iron Duke (training ship, Portsmouth)
29.08.1938
-
(10.)1938
Executive Officer, HMS Colombo (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
20.12.1938
-
(02.)1939
in charge, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet) (reduced to special complement)
(04.1939)


HMS Adventure (large minelayer) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport) *
19.04.1939
-
(08.1939)
Staff Officer (1) to Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station & Residential Naval Officer, Freetown [HMS Neptune (cruiser)]
12.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
Executive Officer, HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
26.10.1940
-
02.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Wellington (sloop)
02.1941
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Westcott (destroyer)
03.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Effingham (Combined Operations base, Dartmouth)
(12.1943)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed: Senior Officer, Ferry Service (Operation Neptune, Normandy)
15.08.1944
-
(10.)1944
Captain, Rosyth Escort Force [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Philoctetes (depot ship, Freetown) & as Captain (D) Freetown
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Foliot IV *
08.10.1947
-
(07.1948)
Commanding Officer, HMS Camperdown (destroyer)
(05.1949)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Boddam-Whetham,
Edye Kington
E.K. Boddam-Whetham

Son of late John Whetham and Adelaide Harriett Matilda Boddam­Whetham of Kirklington Hall, Notts. Married (1915) Elizabeth Margaret, widow of Gordon Ayers.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

04.02.1887
Kirklington Hall, Nottinghamshire
-
27.03.1944
[age 57]
[Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery, 1.D.5]
A/S.Lt.
15.04.1906?
S.Lt.
22.04.1907, seniority 15.04.1906
Lt.
15.07.1908
Lt.Cdr.
15.07.1914
Cdr.
31.12.1920
Capt.
30.06.1928
R.Adm.
01.08.1939 (retd 02.08.1939)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
07.09.1939
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
08.12.1942
Russian convoy PQ18 09.42
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.09.1917
*
Mention in Despatches MID
22.06.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
17.11.1942
**
* For his services in command of a destroyer in the action with .enemy destroyers off the Belgian coa,st on the 5th June, 1917. He handled his ship well in the face of superior forces and under the fire of the shore batteries.
** For outstanding devotion to duty during three years arduous service as Commodore of Ocean Convoy.
Education: Sandroyd; HMS Britannia
15.09.1901
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1919
served European War (DSO for services in command of a destroyer off the Belgian coast, June 1917)
01.09.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Swallow (destroyer)
(01.1925)


Air Ministry
15.01.1926
-
(07.1927)
Commanding Officer, HMS Witherington (destroyer) (China)
27.07.1929
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tarantula (gunboat) & Senior Officer, West River (China)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
07.06.1932
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Kempenfelt (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 2nd Destroyer Flotilla (Home Fleet)
06.10.1934
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMS Malabar (RN Barracks, Bermuda) (and in charge of HM Naval Establishments, Bermuda)
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
17.05.1937
-
(07.1939)
Captain of the Dockyard and Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, HM Dockyard, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
10.01.1939
-
01.08.1939
Naval ADC to the King
07.09.1939
-
27.03.1944
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
Boddie,
Alfred Charles
A.C. Boddie

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

27.01.1891
Portsea Island, Hampshire
-
10.12.1958
Seaman
? [237523]
Gnr.
01.10.1917
Cd.Gnr.
22.06.1927
Lt.
22.06.1939 (retd 27.01.1941)
30.08.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Stag (destroyer)
24.10.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Benbow (battleship) (for instructional duties) (Mediterranean)
06.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Fisgard (depot for training of artificer apprentices)
18.06.1929
-
(02.1931)
HMS Egmont (RN base, Malta)
15.09.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS Lupin (sloop)
29.04.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Mist (drifter)
18.02.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Danae (cruiser) *
16.03.1936
-
(02.1937)
HMS Hawkins (cruiser)
08.03.1937
-
(02.1938)
HMS Dauntless (cruiser)
24.05.1938
-
(06.1938)
HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship)
(06.1938)
-
(02.1939)
HMS Cochrane (depot ship) & for HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship)
24.02.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Syringa (trawler)
05.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon)
08.04.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
12.1941
-
(10.1943)
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
23.11.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Manatee (landing craft base, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight)
11.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Glendower (training establishment Pwllheli, North Wales)
* (02.1936) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Boddie,
George Hugh
G.H. Boddie

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

28.11.1886
Portsmouth, Portsea Island, Hampshire
-
27.09.1964
Hampshire
Seaman
? [218693]
A/Mate
15.02.1915
Mate
27.03.1916, seniority 15.02.1915
A/Lt.
15.01.1918
Lt.
07.03.1919, seniority 15.01.1918
02.08.1921, seniority 15.11.1917 (retd 01.12.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
15.11.1925 (reverted to retd 1941/42)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
05.10.1918

*

* For extreme efficiency in extinguishing fires and reorganising ship after the action. He rendered great assistance in bringing the ship safely into harbour when the comdg. officer was wounded (22-23.04.1918, Adriatic)
(01.1919)


HMS Hercules (battleship) *
15.02.1940
-
(02.1941)
Assistant Boom Officer, Portland [HMS Boscawen]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Boddie,
Ronald Gowan
R.G. Boddie

Son of R.Adm. (E) Ronald Charles Boddie, CVO, DSO, RN, and Janet F.M. Gowan.
30.10.1922
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland / Tyne and Wear
-
12.2007 still alive
Cadet
01.01.1939
Midsh. (E)
01.05.1940
S.Lt. (E)
16.04.1942
A/Lt. (E)
?
Lt. (E)
16.10.1943
Lt.Cdr. (E)
16.10.1951
Cdr. (EngM)
31.12.1957 (retd 01.11.1969; own request)
08.05.1940
-
(08.1943)
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham
31.08.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Spartan (cruiser)
20.03.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Achilles (cruiser) (lent to RNZN)
19.09.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Vanguard
15.01.1951
-
(05.1953)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
22.10.1955
-
(01.1956)
HMS Chevron
12.1960
-
(02.1963)
Department of the Director-General, Aircraft, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.10.1966
-
(02.1969)
Project Planning Officer, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth
Boddie,
Sydney Leonard Cecil
S.L.C. Boddie

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

09.09.1896
Portsea Island, Hampshire
-
14.05.1979
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Seaman
? [M4789]
Wt.Eng.
01.07.1927
Cd.Eng.
01.07.1937 (retd 09.09.1946)
A/Lt. (E)
< 04.1944, still 04.1946
Lt. (E) (retd)
09.09.1946
Chevalier of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON
12.05.1942
withdrawal from Holland 40
20.09.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
05.11.1929
-
(09.1932)
HMS Dragon (cruiser)
16.11.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Sardonyx (destroyer)
26.06.1934
-
(02.1936)
HMS Revenge (battleship)
13.07.1936
-
(06.1938)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(08.1938)


no appointment listed
14.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Calcutta (cruiser) (for minesweepers in reserve)
12.12.1938
-
(10.1943)
HMS Verity (destroyer)
(12.1943)


no appointment listed
01.03.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Escapade (destroyer)
Boddy,
John Gouldthorpe
J.G. Boddy (Photo courtesy of Rory Hammond)
Younger son of Eng.Cdr. Robert Henry Gouldthorpe Boddy, RN (1880-1930), and Elizabeth Grace R. Hill (1888-1969) (remarried 1935 John Russell Cooper), of Banchory-Devenick, Aberdeenshire.
Brother of Capt. (E) Robert Rowland-Hill Boddy, CBE, RN.
Married (12.07.1941, St Peter's, Meavy, Tavistorck district, Devon) Dorothy Patricia Maxwell ((06?).1920 -), eldest daughter (with one sister and two brothers) of Sg.R.Adm. Joseph Archibald Maxwell, CB, CVO, CBE, FRCS (1890-1980), and Dorothy Anna Perkin (1891-1979). Patricia Boddy remarried (1947) Lt.Cdr. Edward Henry Graham Stokes, RN.
17.06.1919
Hillhead district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
14.05.1942

(MPK) [age 22]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 63, column 1]
Cadet (E) 01.09.1936
Midsh. (E) 01.01.1937
A/S.Lt. (E) 01.01.1939
S.Lt. (E) 14.11.1939, seniority 16.09.1939
A/Lt. (E) > 02.1941, < 12.1941
Lt. (E) 02.1942, seniority 01.03.1941
Albert Medal for great bravery and devotion in trying to save life at sea
George Cross (replaced Albert Medal)
AM
GC

20.10.1942
1972

Murmansk convoys 03-05.42 *[posthumously; presented to next-of-kin]
* Lieutenant (E) John Gouldthorpe Boddy, Royal Navy, whose ship was heavily attacked by enemy aircraft. Lieutenant Boddy was within a few feet of one bomb when it fell: he was badly shaken by the explosion. About ten minutes later he was seen to raise himself on his hands and knees. There were fires now burning round him, and the way was blocked by debris. Cries were heard from the Stokers' mess-deck below, and Lieutenant Boddy asked a rating to help him rescue the men below. He was last seen crawling towards the hatch to try to save them. This devotion cost him his life.
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.09.1936 - 31.12.1936 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1937 - (02.)1937 HMS Ramillies (battleship)
01.05.1937 - (10.1940) engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
? - 14.05.1942 HMS Trinidad (cruiser) [ship mortally damaged by German aircraft in Barentsz Sea]
Boddy,
Robert Rowland Hill
R.R.H. Boddy
Eldest son of Eng.Cdr. Robert Henry Gouldthorpe Boddy, RN (1880-1930), and Elizabeth Grace R. Hill (1888-1969) (remarried 1935 John Russell Cooper), of Banchory-Devenick, Aberdeenshire.
Brother of Lt. (E) John Goldthourpe Boddy, AM, RN.
Married (04.05.1940, St Mary Abbot's, Kensington, London) Marcia Joan Heywood, elder daughter of Capt. & Mrs. Marcus Beresford Heywood, DSO, MVO, of Prior's Gate, Longframlington, Northumberland; ... children (two sons?).
20.09.1913
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
15.09.2002
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
Cadet (E) ?
Midsh. (E) ?
A/S.Lt. (E) ?
S.Lt. (E) ?
A/Lt. (E) ?
Lt. (E) 16.11.1936
Lt.Cdr. (E) 16.11.1944
Cdr. (E) ?
Capt. (E) 30.06.1958 (retd)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.06.1966 HM's birthday 66
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
       
       
30.05.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Rodney (battleship)
12.06.1942 - (06.)1944 an Engineer Inspector, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.10.1944 - (04.1946) Resident Assistant at Messrs. Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., Crayford  to Gun Mounting Overseer at Woolwich under the Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Boddy,
Roland Lindsay
R.L. Boddy
Married; one son, four daughters.
23.08.1913
Richmond, Surrey
-
01.10.1995
Lochailort, 
Inverness-shire
Cadet
01.01.1931
Midsh.
01.09.1931
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1934
S.Lt.
01.11.1934
Lt.
01.11.1937
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1945 (retd 24.08.1955; own request)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (c. 1926-1930)
01.01.1931
-
02.10.1931
naval cadet
03.10.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS York (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
05.04.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Leander (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
02.05.1934
-
06.01.1935
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
07.01.1935
-
(07.)1935
promotion course, Portsmouth
17.09.1935
-
(07.)1937
HMS Londonderry (escort vessel) (East Indies)
01.11.1937
-
(06.)1938
HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for motor torpedo boats)
27.06.1938
-
(08.)1939
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 8 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)]
(09.1939)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 28 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
06.05.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Ambuscade (destroyer)
30.06.1942
-
18.04.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Quilliam (destroyer)
04.1943
-
10.1943
no appointment listed
02.10.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Lauderdale (destroyer)
14.02.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Lauderdale (destroyer)
12.06.1945
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Fame (destroyer)
23.10.1945
-
(10.1947)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services, later for RN Barracks, Devonport)
02.02.1948
-
(07.)1948
HMS London (cruiser)
01.11.1948
-
(05.1949)
HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore) (for miscellaneous duties)
20.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn, nr Padstow, Cornwall)
19.05.1951
-
(05.1953)
HMS Osprey (RN base, Portland)
?
-
(04.)1955
staff officer, Tay Division RNVR (Dundee)
After his retirement from the navy he had a forestry business for a few years, skippered some pretty smart luxury yachts around the Mediterranean and Adriatic, his old wartime stamping grounds, before developing a small landscaping business in Kinlochmoidart for many years.
Bodell,
George Williams
G.W. Bodell (Photo courtesy of Kerry Bulow)
Married (09.1925, Cannes, France) June Rankine McCance (died 05.05.1933 whilst on passage from Jamaica to the UK).

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

23.07.1878
Kilkinamurray, Ireland
-
02.12.1971

Turramurra, Warramee, NSW, Australia
Asst.Eng. 01.07.1901
Eng.Lt. 01.08.1905
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1913
Eng.Cdr. 01.11.1918
Eng.Capt. 31.12.1927 (retd 23.07.1933)
Eng.R.Adm. (retd) 22.05.1934
Bronze star Medal (USA) BSM

15.10.1946

for meritorious achievement as wartime director of Naval Engineering in Wellington, New Zealand *

* The citation said Rear-Admiral Bodell "was personally responsible for the construction, alteration, and repair of varied United States warships utilizing New Zealand ports during the critical period."

20.06.1901     entered RN
03.1907     HMS Research
04.02.1908     HMS Dreadnought
24.03.1909     HMS Dreadnought
01.09.1913     Engineer Officer, HMS Tartar (torpedo-boat destroyer) [based at HMS Hecla]
      Engineer Officer, HMS Mandate (torpedo-boat destroyer)
06.1917 - (01.1919) Assistant to the Chief Engineer for Gun Mountings, HM Dockyard Malta
10.1921 - (08.1923) an Engineer Inspector, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (temporarily)
07.02.1924 - 1926 Chief Engineer, HMS Benbow (battleship) (Meditteranean)
(05.1926)     no appointment listed
24.06.1926 - (08.)1929 an Engineer Inspector, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
02.09.1929 - 01.1932 Chief Engineer, HM Dockyard Bermuda & for general duties [HMS Malabar]
21.04.1932 - 23.07.1933 an Engineer Inspector, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(12.1941) - (07.1946) Director of Naval Engineering, Navy Office, Wellington, New Zealand (Bronze Star Medal)
Bodilly,
Ralph Burland
R.B. Bodilly (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) R.B. Bodilly (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

25.11.1884
Paul, Newlyn, Penzance district, Cornwall
-
24.06.1961
Penzance, Cornwall
Lt. 31.12.1906
Cdr. (retd) 11.11.1918
... - ... ...
(12.1944)     on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
... - ... ...
Boissier,
Martin Scobell
M.S. Boissier
14.05.1926
-
Midsh. ?
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1945
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1955 (retd 10.02.1958)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (St Vincent House; 01.01.1940-1943; Admiralty No. 173).
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Serapis (S class destroyer) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Boiston,
William Rochester
W.R. Boiston (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carolyn Boiston Wheeler) W.R. Boiston (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carolyn Boiston Wheeler)
W.R. Boiston (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carolyn Boiston Wheeler) W.R. Boiston (Photo courtesy of Mrs Carolyn Boiston Wheeler)
Son of John Anthony Boiston (1861-1890), and Annie Wright (1862-1918).
Married (26.12.1912, Parish Church, Killingworth, Northumberland) Edith Bradford (22.09.1884 - 08.06.1969), daughter of William Bradford (1850-1921), and Elizabeth Tait (1849-1927), of Gillingham, Kent, England; one son [P/O John Rochester Boston, RAFVR], two daughters.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

30.10.1887
Boosbeck, Skelton, Guisborough, York district, Yorkshire
-
24.10.1945
[age 57]
[Halifax (Fort Massey) Cemetery, section E, grave 93]
A/ERA IV 18.11.1909 [M1369]
ERA IV 24.01.1911
ERA III 17.11.1912
Art.Eng. 18.11.1915
Cd.Eng. 18.11.1925
Lt. (E) 21.01.1932 (retd 30.10.1937)
Lt.Cdr. (E) (retd) 07.1941, seniority 22.02.1940
A/Cdr. (E) (retd) > 06.1944, < 07.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 11.05.1937 HM's Coronation 37
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 21.10.1914 engagement off Heliogland 28.08.14 *
Mention in Despatches MID 06.09.1914 Heligoland

* Engine Room Artificer, 3rd class, O.N. M.1369, who showed great ability and coolness in taking charge of the after boiler room during the action, when an explosion blew in the after funnel and a shell carried away pipes and seriously damaged the main steam pipe.

18.11.1909 - 28.01.1910 HMS Pembroke II (accounting base [?], Chatham)
29.01.1910 - 14.03.1910 HMS Tyne (depot ship for torpedo boat destroyers)
15.03.1910 - 28.02.1911 HMS St George (depot ship for torpedo boat destroyers)
01.03.1911 - 25.04.1911 HMS Actaeon (depot ship for torpedo boat destroyers)
26.04.1911 - 16.05.1911 HMS Pembroke II (accounting base [?], Chatham)
17.05.1911 - 08.09.1913 HMS Blonde (cruiser)
09.09.1913 - 26.09.1913 HMS Pembroke II (accounting base [?], Chatham)
27.09.1913 - 31.12.1913 HMS Afridi (torpedo boat destroyer) [HMS Hecla (depot ship, Chatham)]
01.01.1914 - 16.01.1914 HMS Afridi (torpedo boat destroyer) [HMS Dido (depot ship for torpedo boat destroyers)]
17.01.1914 - 14.04.1914 HMS Pembroke II (accounting base [?], Chatham)
15.04.1914 - 09.03.1915 HMS Laurel (torpedo boat destroyer) [HMS Dido (depot ship for torpedo boat destroyers)]
10.03.1915 - 22.06.1915 HMS Pembroke II (accounting base [?], Chatham)
23.06.1915 - 18.11.1915 HMS Laurel (torpedo boat destroyer) [HMS Dido (depot ship for torpedo boat destroyers)]
03.1916     HMS Cleopatra (corvette, harbour service, Devonport)
06.02.1918 - 12.1918 HMS Beagle (destroyer)
12.1919 - 04.1921 HMS Centurian
04.1921 - 12.1921 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
21.11.1921 - 22.10.1922 HMS Royal Oak (battleship)
22.10.1922 - 07.04.1926 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
[officially from 03.10.1922]
08.1926 - 01.1927 HMNZS Diomede (cruiser)
01.1927 - 05.1928 HMNZS Dunedin (cruiser)
[officially from 07.04.1926]
28.10.1928 - 30.10.1930 HMS Tempest (destroyer) (Nore Command)
[officially from 22.10.1928]
11.1930 - 08.1931 HMS Volunteer (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
[officially from 10.1930]
08.1931 - 10.1931 HMS Veteran (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(01.1932)     no appointment listed
15.02.1932 - 10.1934 HMS Anthony (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
23.11.1934 - 08.1935 Mechanical Training Establishment, Chatham [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
10.08.1935 - 10.1937 HMS Marshal Soult (monitor; turret drill ship) (Reserve Fleet)
10.12.1937 - 06.1940 HMS Campbell (flotilla leader) (Reserve Fleet)
06.1940 - 10.1943 Mechanical Training Establishment, Chatham [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
01.10.1943 - 24.10.1945 Commanding Officer, Mechanical Training Establishment, RCN Barracks, Halifax, NS [HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS)]
Boldero,
John Christian
J.C. Boldero (Photo courtesy of Mrs Anne Ammundsen)

Married Emily (née ...) (1906-02.1990).

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

27.12.1899
-
13.03.1984
Weymouth, Dorset
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.04.1920 (retd 01.10.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
15.04.1928
Cdr. (retd)
08.05.1946
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
19.11.1919
Kronstadt 18.08.19 *
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
02.07.1946
POW after fall of Hong Kong
* For distinguished services as second-in-command of HM Coastal Motor Boat No. 31 in the attack on Kronstadt Harbour on the 18th August, 1919, when the Bolshevik battleship "Andrei Pervozanni" was torpedoed by the boat in which he was serving under a very heavy fire.
09.1912
 
 
entered RN
(08.1919)


First Lieutenant, HM Coastal Motor Boat No. 31
(04.1940)


HMS Scorpion (river gunboat) *
12.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 10 (motor torpedo boat) [based at HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)]
24.06.1941
-
12.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Cicala (river gunboat) (ship sunk by Japanese aircraft at Hong Kong [captured])
12.1941
-
1945
prisoner of war in Japanese captivity
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bolitho,
William Archibald Alverne
W.A.A. Bolitho
Fourth son of Capt. Edward Alverne Bolitho, RN (1842-1908), and Catherine Johns Bolitho (1858?-1922).
Brother of Maj. Richard John Bedford Bolitho, Royal Corps of Signals.
Married (23.09.1924, Plympton, Devon) Mary Louisa "May" Coryton (07.10.1893 - 05.03.1970), daughter of Capt. WIlliam Coryton, JP. DL (1847-1919), and Evelyn Annie Parker (1858-1948); one son, three daughters.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

11.03.1892
Penzance, Cornwall
-
11.12.1966
Axminster Hospital, Devon
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 30.07.1922 (retd 0.10.1928)
Cdr. (retd) 11.03.1932
15.09.1904     entered RN
... - ... ....
01.03.1940 - (12.1941) HMS President III (accounting base for personnel serving of Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS))
23.02.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
01.10.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Tana II (transit camp, English Port, Kilindini, Kenya)
01.02.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
11.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bolster,
John Lander
J.L. Bolster
Son (with two brothers) of Capt. Thomas Charles Carpenter Bolster, DSO, RN (1885-1955), and Marguerita Maud Elizabeth Dick-Lauder (1883-1949), of Crouchers, Apuldram, Chichester.
Brother of T/Lt. David Charles Bolster, RNVR, and Maj. George Richard Stair Bolster, RA.
10.06.1919
Weymouth district, Dorset
-
11.04.1943
(MPK) [age 23]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 3]
Cadet 01.09.1936
Midsh. 01.01.1937
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1939
S.Lt. 01.03.1939
Lt. 16.01.1941
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (01.1933-07.1936; Admiralty No. 1259).
01.09.1936 - 31.12.1936 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1937 - 31.05.1937 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.06.1937 - (12.1938) HMS Revenge (battleship) (Home Fleet)
02.01.1939 - (07.)1939 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
31.07.1939 - (12.1940) HMS Witch (destroyer)
16.01.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Witch (destroyer)
(10.1941)     HMS Witch  (destroyer) *
(02.1942) - (04.1942) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
(06.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(1942?)     British Naval Liaison Officer on Greek destroyer "Vasilissa Olga"
29.11.1942 - 11.04.1943 HMS Beverley (destroyer) (torpedoed and sunk by U-188 in western Atlantic)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bolster,
Thomas Charles Carpenter
T.C.C. Bolster
Son (with one brother and one sister)of Thomas Bolster (1843-1910), Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets, Royal Navy, and Charlotte H. Laura C. Carpenter.
Married (06.01.1914) Marguerita Maud Elizabeth Dick-Lauder (01.03.1883 - 11.02.1949), daughter of John Edward Arthur Dick-Lauder (1848-1913), and Rosa Caldecott (?-1932); three sons: T/Lt. David Charles Bolster, RNVR, Maj. George Richard Stair Bolster, RA, and Lt. John Lander Bolster, RN.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

17.08.1885
Stoke Damerel district, Devon
-
19.08.1955
near Chichester
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1919
Capt. (retd) 01.10.1931 (reverted to retd > 01.1945, < 07.1945)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.05.1917 for taking his destroyer into a mined area to rescue survivors from a hospital ship and a patrol boat
Mention in Despatches MID WW I ?
15.01.1901     entered RN
04.1910     qualified as German interpreter
WW I     served in destroyers (despatches)
      commanded 7th Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
1926     Senior Officer of the flotilla employed in Irish Waters
      Staff Officer (Operations and Intelligence), Chatham
1930     Commanding Officer, HMS Winchester & Senior Officer of the flotilla attached to Portsmouth Torpedo School
14.12.1939 - (08.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Oracle (armed yacht)
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
01.12.1941 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Pegasus (catapult ship)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
29.03.1944 - (01.)1945 Resident Naval Officer, Littlehampton [HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven)]
Bolt,
Arthur Seymour
A.S. Bolt (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 31875))
Son of Charles W. Bolt, Alverstoke, Hants.
Married (1933) Evelyn Mary June, daughter of Robert Ellis, Wakefield, Yorks; four daughters.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

26.11.1907
Devonport district, Devon
-
25.03.1994
Dartmouth, Kingsbridge district, Devon
Midsh. 15.09.1925
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1928
S.Lt. 01.07.1928
Lt. 01.08.1929
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1937
Cdr. 31.12.1941
A/Capt. 1944?
Capt. 30.06.1947
R.Adm. 07.07.1956 (retd 10.08.1960)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 12.06.1958 HM's birthday 58 [investiture 15.07.58]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 29.06.1951 Korea [investiture 07.11.51]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 08.03.1940 hazardous air operations [investiture 02.04.40]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.07.1941 Battle of Cape Matapan [investiture 07.07.42]
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne; RN College, Dartmouth.
15.05.1921     joined Royal Navy
15.01.1925 - (02.)1927 HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Atlantic)
15.04.1927 - (07.1927) HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Atlantic)
05.01.1928 - (06.1928) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
19.03.1929 - (08.1929) HMS Durban (cruiser)
10.10.1930 - (02.1931) HMS Curlew (cruiser)
1931     qualified as an aircrew observer
05.12.1931 - (01.)1934 HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)
(07.1934) - (08.1934) no appointment listed
02.09.1934 - (11.)1934 HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet) (for 823 Squadron FAA)
15.12.1934 - (02.)1935 observer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
12.07.1935 - (07.1937) School of Naval Co-Operation, Lee-on-Solent [lent to RAF]
1937? - 1938 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
10.01.1938 - (04.1939) observer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
06.1939 - 04.1940 Commanding Officer, 812 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
1940 - 1941 service with No 1 ‘General Reconnaissance Unit’ RAF, magnetic minesweeping with Vickers Wellington bombers, UK and Egypt:
(04.1940)     Fleet Air Arm
22.07.1940 - 1942 observer, 700 Squadron, FAA [= staff observer to Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean], HMS Warspite (battleship) (Battle of Cape Matapan, 1941)
07.04.1942 - (04.1944) staff, Naval Air Division [01.02.1943 renamed: Naval Air Warfare and Flying Training Division], Admiralty [HMS President]
28.06.1944 - 01.10.1944 Admiralty [HMS President]
01.10.1944 - (1946) Deputy Director of Naval Air Radio, Admiralty [HMS President] *
1946 - 1947 Second-in-Command of HMS Belfast
1947 - 1949 Commanding Officer, HMS Vulture, Royal Naval Air Station, St Merryn, Cornwall
17.10.1949 - 1951 Commanding Officer, HMS Theseus (Korean War)
13.06.1951 - (05.)1953 Director of Naval Air Warfare, Admiralty [HMS President]
19.05.1954 - (01.)1956 Chief of Staff to Flag Officer (Air) (Home) [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
1956     Member of Maritime Air Committee
1957 - 1960 Deputy Controller of Military Aircraft, Ministry of Supply
* (04.1946) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Bolt,
Charles Roy William
E.E. Gibson
(12?).1903
Thanet district, Kent
-
24.11.1941
[age 37/38?]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 2]
Midsh. (E)
15.09.1922
S.Lt. (E)
15.12.1924
Lt. (E)
15.06.1927
Lt.Cdr. (E)
15.06.1935
Cdr. (E)
31.12.1939
15.09.1922
-
(05.)1926
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
01.09.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (additional)
06.07.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
05.03.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.04.1931
-
(01.)1932
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
21.06.1932
-
(05).1933
HMS Vimiera (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(06.1933)


no appointment listed
07.11.1933
-
(02.)1936
HMS Esk (destroyer) (Home Fleet) [ship 02.10.1934 commissioned]
15.04.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Ajax (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
03.01.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for mechanical training establishment)
20.01.1940
-
24.11.1941
HMS Dunedin (cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk by U-124 in South Atlantic]
Bolt,
Geoffrey Peter Langston
G.P.L. Bolt
Eldest son of Lt.Col. Richard Bolt, late 14th Hussars, and Mrs R.A. Bolt.
Married 1st (08.03.1941, Dalmeny Church; marriage dissolved) Margaret Elmslie Brebner, daughter of Maj. & Mrs R.F. Brebner, of The Leuchold, Dalmeny House, Edinburgh; two sons. Margaret Bolt remarried (16.10.1953) Richard Ashley Hall.
Married 2nd (31.07.1950, Surrey) Daphne Moira Howard, daughter of Maj. S.W. Howard, DSO, and Mrs Howard, of Norney Wood Cottage, Eashing, Godalming; two daughters, one son.
31.10.1916
-
03.11.1995
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
Midsh. (A) 04.07.1938
A/S.Lt. (A) 31.10.1938
S.Lt. (A) 31.10.1939 (reld 1940)
T/S.Lt. (A) RNVR 31.03.1941
Lt. (A) 19.01.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. (A) > 01.1945, < 07.1945
Lt.Cdr. 19.01.1950 (retd 14.07.1958)
04.07.1938 - (10.)1938 HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (Devonport)
10.10.1938 - (05.)1939 observers' course [HMS Excellent]
10.07.1939     HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)
(08.1939) - (09.1939) Fleet Air Arm
(04.1940)     Fleet Air Arm
04.10.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
20.05.1942 - (08.1942) instructional staff, HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
20.03.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Battler (escort carrier)
12.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Battler (escort carrier)
30.04.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
05.1945 - (04.1946) Squadron Air Gunnery Officer, 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron [HMS Venerable (aircraft carrier)]
01.07.1947 - (05.1949) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
11.03.1950 - (05.)1951 HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
10.12.1951 - (05.)1953 HMS Triumph (light fleet carrier)
(1953)     Lt.Cdr. Operations, HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)
12.10.1953 - (04.)1955 RN Tactical School, Woolwich [HMS President]
19.12.1955 - (01.1957) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Bond,
George Alexander
G.A. Bond

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

16.02.1904
Cranbrook, Kent
-
23.01.1997
Barnstaple district, Devon
Seaman ? [J98148]
A/Gnr. 01.10.1933
Gnr. 1934?, seniority 01.10.1933
Cd.Gnr. 01.04.1942
Lt. 06.09.1947 (retd 16.02.1954; age)
(01.1934) - (03.1934) short course of instruction
12.03.1934 - (10.1935) HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
27.01.1936 - (02.)1938 HMS Enterprise (cruiser) (East Indies)
(06.1938)     no appointment listed
13.06.1938 - (04.)1940 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
29.05.1940 - (08.1942) HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
02.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
30.10.1944 - (04.)1946 HMS Nelson (battleship)
01.07.1946 - (04.)1947 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
24.09.1947 - (07.1948) an Assistant to Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.02.1949 - (05.)1949 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
14.10.1949 - (05.)1950 Commanding Officer, HM LCT (8) 4041
15.06.1950 - (05.1953) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
Bond,
William Luard
W.L. Bond

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

07.01.1902
-
03.08.1974
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1931 (retd 1945?)
A/Cdr. < 10.1944
Cdr. (retd) 1945?
A/Capt. (retd) 07.1955
Capt. (retd) ? (reverted to retd 08.01.1959)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President] *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bone,
Howard Francis
H.F. Bone
H.F. Bone
Son of late Eng.R.Adm. Howard Bone, CB, and Annie Stewart Wyatt.
Married (02.04.1932, Southsea) Heather Maud Marion Fletcher (born 12.10.1906, London); one daughter.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

20.10.1908
Chatham, Kent
-
12.08.1981
[Combe Hay, nr. Bath, Avon ?]
Midsh.
15.09.1926
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1929
S.Lt.
01.07.1929
Lt.
01.12.1930
Lt.Cdr.
01.12.1938
Cdr.
30.06.1941
Capt.
30.06.1947 (retd 17.05.1957)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
13.06.1957
HM's birthday 57
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.11.1940
good service in recent patrols
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.09.1941
patrols 06-07.41
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
20.12.1940
sinking Italian submarine
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
17.01.1942
patrols 08-11.41
Education: Felsted; RN College, Dartmouth
15.05.1922


entered RN
15.01.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (China)
03.01.1929
-
(08.)1929
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.08.1929
-
(04.)1930
promotion course, Portsmouth
30.08.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS L 20 (submarine) (for duty with Group "D" submarines (in reserve at Portsmouth)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
20.01.1932
-
(09.1932)
First Lieutenant, HMS H 24 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
03.04.1933
-
(01.1934)
First Lieutenant, HMS H 48 (submarine) (Portland)
26.04.1935
-
(07.)1935
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
15.09.1935
-
(02.1936)
First Lieutenant, HMS Regent (submarine) (China)
04.01.1937
-
(02.)1937
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin] 
17.04.1937
-
(07.)1937
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (6th Submarine Flotilla) (for submarines)
25.07.1937
-
(08.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Sealion (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla)
15.10.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
06.03.1940
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tigris (submarine)
19.01.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines) *
20.04.1944
-
(06.)1944
Executive Officer, HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)
19.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Wolfe (destroyer depot ship)
30.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
Executive Officer, HMS Howe (battleship)
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
16.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Montclare (depot ship)
18.08.1952
-
1954
Deputy Director of Naval Equipment, Admiralty [HMS President]
08.09.1954
-
1957
Captain-in-Charge, Simonstown & Captain Superintendent Simonstown Dockyard [HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown)]
07.01.1956
-
17.05.1957
Naval ADC to the Queen
* (04.1944) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Bonham-Carter,
[Sir] Christopher Douglas
C.D. Bonham-Carter

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

03.11.1907
-
03.06.1975
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 17.10.1937
Cdr. 30.06.1942
Capt. 30.06.1948
R.Adm. 08.07.1957 (retd 10.06.1959)
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO ? ?
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO 1968 ?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 1959 ?
... - ... ...
      served War of 1939-1945 (despatches, 1943)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Bonham-Carter,
Sir Stuart Sumner
S.S. Bonham-Carter S.S. Bonham-Carter

Younger son of late Lothian George Bonham­Carter, Buriton House, Petersfield, and Emily Maud, daughter of Rev. J.M. Sumner; married 1933, Eve, widow of Brig. C.R. Lloyd, Indian Army, and daughter of late Donald Shaw; one daughter.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

09.07.1889
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
05.09.1972
Petersfield, Hampshire
A/S.Lt.
30.09.1908?
S.Lt.
14.04.1909, seniority 30.09.1908
Lt.
01.04.1911
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1919
Cdr.
30.06.1921
Capt.
31.12.1927
Cdre. 2nd cl.
01.07.1937
R.Adm.
10.01.1939
V.Adm.
15.06.1942 (retd 1944)
Capt. RNR (retd)
1944?
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
01.05.1944
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
21.11.1934
visit HRH the Duke of Gloucester to Austr & Nw Zld
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.07.1918
Zeebrugge raid
15.01.1904
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1918
served European War (despatches, DSO, Legion of Honour (08.1918), French Croix de Guerre, with Palm, Italian Silver Medal for Military Valour (17.01.1919), Belgian Croix de Guerre (02.09.1921)); commanded HMS Intrepid at Zeebrugge; 16.05.1918 noted for early promotion
06.02.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Shark (destroyer)
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
06.01.1925
-
(07.1927)
staff, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
27.12.1928
-
(02.1931)
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station & Flag Captain, HMS Calcutta (cruiser)
12.10.1931
-
(01.1932)
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
14.03.1932
-
(01.)1934
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment, Admiralty [HMS President]
18.07.1934
-
(02.1937)
Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron & Flag Captain, HMS Sussex (cruiser)
01.07.1937
-
(02.)1939
Commodore Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(04.1939)


no appointment listed
01.05.1939
-
(08.1939)
Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty [HMS President]
01.01.1940
-
(02.1941)
Rear-Admiral Commanding 3rd Battle Squadron [HMS Seaborn]
13.01.1942
-
(08.1942)
Rear-Admiral Commanding 18th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Manchester (cruiser), later HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)]
01.12.1942
-
07.05.1943
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Malta [HMS St Angelo]
(08.1943)
-
(04.1944)
no appointment listed
01.05.1944
-
(07.)1945
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
Played cricket (First Class) for the Royal Navy, 1925-1926.
Booker,
Alfred Maurice

A.M. Booker
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Alfred William Albert Booker (1883-1929), and Emily Skingsley (1886-1974).

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

21.12.1906
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
29.08.1968
Liverpool North district, Lancashire
Gnr. 01.04.1937
Lt. 04.09.1943
Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1948 (retd 21.12.1951)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 06.10.1942 Operation MG1 (Italian attack on Malta convoy 23.03.42)
30.06.1937 - (02.)1941 HMS Weston (escort vessel)
07.09.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Aurora (light cruiser)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
(06.)1943 - (08.)1943 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
22.09.1943 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Leith (sloop)
01.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Solebay (destroyer)
06.01.1947 - (07.)1948 RN Camp, Belmont Park [HMS Victory]
20.10.1948 - (05.1950) HMS Bluejacket (RN Nominal Depot Ship, Bombay, India)
Booth,
Charles Antony Lynell
C.A.L. Booth

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

24.06.1887
-
20.10.1973
... ...
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 22.04.1919 (Special Reserve)
Eng.Cdr. (retd) ?
... - ... ...
Boothby,
John Oswald
J.T. Borrett
Son of John Willie Boothby, and Alice Drury.
Married 1st (16.05.1925, Portsmouth) Elsie May Elmes 
Married 2nd (1939, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Mary Helen Kelly.
Married 3rd (28.03.1945) Florence Margaret Loan.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

20.12.1903
New Sleaford, Lincolnshire
-
?
Australia ?
RN:
 
A/Mate
01.12.1924 [J102611]
Mate
22.02.1926, seniority 01.12.1925 (removed from list 05.1928)
RCN [?]:

T/Lt.
1940?, seniority 15.09.1939
RAF:
 
(A) P/O (prob)
24.06.1942 [123342]
P/O (prob)
27.09.1942 (reld 13.05.1943; ill-health)
01.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
Mates courses for rank of Lieutenant
(02.1927)
-
(07.1927)
no appointment listed
05.09.1927
-
05.1928
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)

Lived in New York and California in the US, then Montreal & Halifax in Canada., returning to the UK c. 1942.

09.1939
-
06.1940
based in Halifax
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
no appointment listed *
24.06.1942
-
13.05.1943
commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Chief Officer, Merchant Navy (1945, residing in Glasgow).
* indexed as RN, but shown in the seniority list under RCN; retained in the name index after Dec 41 (without appointment), but no longer shown in the seniority lists
Borrett,
Jack Tuthill
J.T. Borrett (© Imperial War Museum (A 28199)) J.T. Borrett (© Imperial War Museum (A 28189))

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

21.07.1894
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
15.10.1969
Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
30.12.1914
Lt.
30.06.1916
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1924
Cdr.
31.12.1930
Capt.
30.06.1938 (retd 08.07.1947)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
23.10.1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1919

for valuable services in Torpedo Boat Destroyers throughout the War

15.05.1907
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
09.11.1938
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Auckland (escort vessel) (Africa)
05.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
18.04.1941
-
23.12.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Shropshire (cruiser)
(02.1943)


Combined Operations HQ *
17.06.1943
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Caroline II (trawler base, Belfast)
23.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commodore-in-Charge, Sheerness & as Commodore Superintendent of HM Dockyard, Sheerness [HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness)]
08.01.1947
-
08.07.1947
also: Naval ADC to the King
* indexed, but not listed as such
Boswell,
Frederick Thomas
F.T. Boswell

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

13.08.1898
Portsmouth, Hamsphire
-
02.09.1981
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
Clerk 15.01.1916
Midsh. 01.09.1917
S.Lt. 15.01.1919
Lt. 15.08.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.08.1928 (retd 13.08.1941)
A/Cdr. > 02.1937, < 07.1937
Cdr. (retd) 12.08.1941
A/Capt. (retd) 30.11.1940?
15.01.1916     entered RN
... - ... ...
04.10.1939 - 29.11.1940 an Assistant to Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance (under Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President])
30.11.1940 - 06.11.1944 Inspector of Naval Ordnance, South Wales Area (under Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President])
06.11.1944 - (04.1946) Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (detached for special duties)
Boswell,
Lennox Albert Knox
L.A.K. Boswell

3rd son of William Albert Boswell and Florence Helen Rotch; married 1942, Diana de Lacy Bacon; three sons (and one daughter deceased).

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

18.05.1898
Billericay, Essex
-
19.04.1975
[Holts, Bosham, Chichester, W. Sussex ?]
Cadet
08.1914
Midsh.
?
S.Lt.
15.09.1917
Lt.
15.10.1918
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1926
Cdr.
30.06.1933
Capt.
31.12.1940 (retd 07.01.1950)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1940
New Year 40
Mention in Despatches MID
25.06.1940
Norwegian coast
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
08.1914
-
1915
Cadet and Midshipman, HMS Irresistible (Belgian Coast and Dardanelles)
1915
-
1919
Midshipman and Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Flagship of Admiral Sir D. Beatty; surrender of High Sea Fleet, November 1918)
15.01.1919
-
?
HMS President (for study at Trinity College, Cambridge (First Trinity VIII Henley))
1923


qualified in Gunnery
25.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
advanced gunnery course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
07.1926
-
(07.1927)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
07.12.1928
-
(04.1930)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Douglas (submarine flotilla leader) (Mediterranean) (for Gunnery duties with 1st Submarine Flotilla)
16.09.1930
-
(09.1932)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Home Fleet) (and as Squadron Gunnery Officer, 2nd Cruiser Squadron)
07.08.1933
-
01.1935
Commander (G), HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
15.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.01.1936
-
(07.)1937
Fleet Gunnery Officer, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship), later: HMS Rodney (battleship)]
24.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
course, Air Force Staff College, Andover [HMS President]
20.01.1939
-
01.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Pelican (escort vessel)
01.1941
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Valorous (destroyer)
1941
-
1941
Ordnance Board
11.07.1941
-
1943
Deputy Director, Gunnery and Anti-Aircraft Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (Hedgehog and VT Fuse Trials)
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
10.03.1943
-
07.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Dasher (aircraft carrier)
07.1943
-
05.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Biter (aircraft carrier)
15.07.1944
-
1945
Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Western Mediterranean and British Naval Liaison Officer, Algiers [HMS Hannibal]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
1945
-
1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station Halesworth)
02.04.1946
-
1948
Commanding Officer, HMS Kenya (America and West Indies Station)
1948
-
1949
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
08.07.1949
-
07.01.1950
Naval ADC to the King
Fruit farmer since 1950.
Botley,
Thomas William
T.W. Botley

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

03.07.1901
Biggleswade district, Bedhordshire / Hertfordshire
-
11.03.1974
Shrewsbury district, Shropshire
Midsh. 01.05.1918
S.Lt. 15.05.1922
Lt. 15.12.1923
Lt.Cdr. 15.12.1931
A/Cdr. 23.08.1939?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 14.06.1945

HM's birthday 45 [investiture 27.11.45]

Letter of Praise LoP 1944? Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 28.05.1946 for distinguished service to the Allied Cause throughout the war
15.01.1915     entered RN
(1919)     HMS Venomous (torpedo-boat destroyer)
... - ... ...
23.08.1939 - 15.04.1943 Minesweeping Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
16.04.1943 - (10.)1943 Assistant Director of Minesweeping Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (OBE)
(12.1943?) - (06.)1944 Staff Officer Minesweeping on staff of Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief Expeditionary Force (letter of praise, Legion d'Honneur)
07.08.1944 - (01.1945) Training Commander, HMS Lochinvar (minesweeper base, Granton)
Boucher,
Maitland Walter Sabine
M.W.S. Boucher

Son of late Walter E. and Mary L.S. Boucher, Belgrave Road, SW1.
Married (1912) Vera H., daughter of Commander E.C.H. Helby, RN, Alverstoke, Hants; one son (Capt. J. Boucher, RA, killed on active service, 19 October 1945), one daughter.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.
You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.
You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.
19.12.1888
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
-
10.05.1963
[Berkshire ? / Cornwall ?]
Midsh.
?
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
?
Lt.Cdr.
?
Cdr.
1923
Capt.
31.12.1930
Cdre. 2nd cl.
02.05.1939-04.12.1940
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
22.09.1943-1945
R.Adm.
15.01.1941 (retd 16.01.1941)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1919
?
Education: Stubbington House School
15.01.1904


entered RN as a Cadet



served European War (wounded), North Sea,
Eastern Mediterranean and N. Atlantic; Minesweeping, 1919 (DSO, despatches)
1923
-
1924
Operations Division of Admiralty
1925


qualified as Air Pilot (flying till 1943)
1929
-
(02.)1931
Directorate of Training, Air Ministry
31.12.1931
-
(09.)1932
Commanding Officer, HMS Champion (cruiser; gunnery and torpedo school cruiser) (Portsmouth)
06.12.1932
-
(01.)1934
Naval Air Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.05.1935
-
(07.)1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) as Flag Captain & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Aircraft Carriers (Home Fleet)
01.01.1938
-
15.01.1939
Director of Air Matériel, Admiralty [HMS President]
23.01.1939
-
(02.)1939
Tactical Investigation, Tactical School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
03.03.1939
-
16.03.1939
London Depot RAN [on loan to RAN]
17.03.1939
-
23.04.1939
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to Australia per "Comorin")
02.05.1939
-
04.12.1940
Second Naval Member of Australian Naval Board [on loan to RAN] [HMAS Cerberus (additional; for duty at Navy Office)]
28.08.1939
- 02.10.1939
acting First Naval Member of the Australian Naval Board (= Chief of Australian Naval Staff during outbreak of war)
05.12.1940
-
09.02.1941
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per "Sydney Star")
1940


also: Naval ADC to the King
10.02.1941
-
?
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional)
05.04.1941
-
05.05.1941
lent to RAN for Foreign Shore Leave 
(12.1941)
-
09.1943
no appointment listed: joined Air Transport Auxiliary as a ferry pilot
22.09.1943
-
(07.)1945
served as Commodore RNR in command of convoys [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)] (commanded many Arctic and other Convoys including that which led to the sinking of the German Battle Cruiser Scharnhorst)
Younger Brother of Trinity House; AFRAeS. Nautical Assessor to Court of Appeal, House of Lords, 1947-1953, and to Admiralty Court of Appeal, 1949-1958; Managing Director of Trenean Estates Ltd.
Boucher,
Sidney
"Sam"
S. Boucher

Second son of Mr & Mrs F.C. Boucher, The Vines, Rochester.
Married (1923) Phyllis Ellershaw, eldest daughter of Brig.Gen. & Mrs. W. Ellershaw, of Wymering, Cosham, Hampshire.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

17.09.1899
Rochester, Kent
-
04.08.1963
Wadhurst, Sussex
Midsh.
04.1915?
S.Lt.
15.06.1918
Lt.
15.06.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1928
Cdr.
30.06.1934
Capt.
30.06.1942 (retd 07.07.1951)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.06.1946
wind up Far East [investiture 28.10.46]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne (09.1912-09.1914) & Dartmouth (09.1914-04.1915).
Played First Class Cricket for Kent & Royal Navy, 1922-1929. Navy Cricket Captain and former Secretary & Team Selector of the RN and RM Football Association.
09.1912
 
 
entered RN
04.1915
-
(01.1919)
HMS Colossus (Grand Fleet; Battle of Jutland)
12.06.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Champion (light cruiser) (temporarily)
23.08.1924
-
(01.1925)
qualified for physical & recreational training duties, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
09.03.1926
-
(05.)1926
HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (for Physical and Recreational Training duties)
10.08.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (for Physical and Recreational Training duties)
01.07.1927
-
1929
on staff of RN College, Dartmouth (and for Physical and Recreational Training duties) [HMS Britannia]
29.04.1929
-
30.12.1929
HMS Vindictive (cruiser) & as Squadron Physical and Recreational Training Officer, 2nd Cruiser Squadron (Atlantic Fleet)
31.12.1929
-
(04.)1930
HMS Hawkins (cruiser) & as Squadron Physical and Recreational Training Officer, 2nd Cruiser Squadron (Atlantic Fleet)
07.04.1930
-
(09.1932)
Fleet Physical and Recreational Training Officer, HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies)
16.01.1933
-
(07.)1934
First Lieutenant-Commander, RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid, later HMS Drake]
(08.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.08.1934
(08.)1936
Maintenance Commander & Physical & Recreational Training Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
30.08.1936
-
15.08.1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Lowestoft (escort vessel) (China)
(10.1938)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.01.1939
-
(09.1939)
Assistant Director of Physical Training and Sports, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1940)


Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
10.06.1940
-
(10.1940)
Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous duties)
14.01.1941
-
31.07.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Highlander (destroyer) (despatches)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.09.1942
-
(10.)1944
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (for flotilla duties)
10.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Destroyers, British Pacific Fleet [HMS Tyne] (CBE)
?
-
(04.1946)
Flag Captain, HMS Tyne & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Destroyers, British Pacific Fleet
01.1947
-
(05.1950)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties) (as Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet Portsmouth till 14.01.1948)
1950?
-
1951
Director of Physical Training and Sports, Admiralty [HMS President]
08.01.1951
-
07.07.1951
also: Naval ADC to the King
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bouette,
Emil James Louis
E.J.L. Bouette

Son (with one sister and three brothers [and four half-siblings]) of Ernest Louis Bouette (1881-1964), and Ada Henrietta Ovett (1878-).
Married 1st ((06?).1927, Richmond district, Surrey) Louise C. Hill (1891? - (12?).1962); ... children.
Married 2nd ((12?).1967, St Pancras district, London) Rosa Betty Sims (29.11.1908 - 01.1998).

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

04.10.1902
Brixton, Lambeth district, London
-
03.04.1983
Hillingdon district, London
Boy 2nd cl. 1918? [J88763]
... ...
T/A/Boatsw. (A/S) 09.09.1940
T/Boatsw. (A/S) 1941?, seniority 09.09.1940
T/A/Cd.Boatsw. (A/S) = Sen.Cd.Boatsw. 18.06.1945 (retd 12.11.1945)
09.09.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown)
07.04.1941 - (12.1942) HMS Seahawk (Coastal Forces base, Ardrishaig)
01.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Kelantan (minesweeper & anti-submarine maintenance and instruction ship, Woolwich)
10.03.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) (for miscellaneous services)
 
Boulding,
Basil Edward
B.E. Boulding (Photo courtesy of Mr David Boulding) B.E. Boulding (Photo courtesy of Mr David Boulding)

Son (with one brother) of Edward Boulding (1882-1960), and Florence Bertha Rose (1879-1950).
Married (1940, Dundee, Scotland) Ernesta Fyfe Boyde (19.11.1916 - 04.12.1987); three sons.
17.09.1914
Bonnington, Kent
-
10.03.1984
Bonnington, Kent
... ...
S.Lt. 01.01.1936
Lt. 01.08.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. > 02.1943, < 06.1943 [temporary rank]
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1945 [appointed rank]
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1945 (retd 1957/58?)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 24.03.1942 action against submarines 11.41 & 01.42 [investiture 07.07.42]
Mention in Despatches MID 25.06.1940 Norwegian coast
... - ... ...
22.11.1938 - (08.)1940 pilot, 820 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)] (despatches)
02.09.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
04.11.1940 - (08.)1941 pilot, 788 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)]
26.08.1941 - (10.)1941 pilot, 812 Squadron FAA [HSM Furious (aircraft carrier)]
16.11.1941 - (04.)1942 pilot, 812 Squadron FAA [HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)] (DSC)
13.05.1942 - (08.)1943 786 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)] (and for instructional duties)
10.08.1943 - 11.1943 Commanding Officer, 822 Squadron FAA
18.11.1943 - 27.11.1943 HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)
28.11.1943 - (04.)1944 Wing Leader, 21st Naval TBR Wing [HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)]
05.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Ranee (escort carrier)
24.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Urley (RN Air Station, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man)
04.02.1946 - (04.1946) Airfields and Carrier Requirements Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
Bourne,
Geoffrey
"Geoff"
G. Bourne (Photo courtesy of Mr Greg Bourne)
Son of Ray Bourne, and Emily Marion Davidson
Married (04.07.1945) Betty Helen Bourne, of Fremantle, Western Australia; two sons, one daughter.
18.05.1923
Headington district, Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire
-
28.08.1990
Fremantle, Western Australia
Midsh. 01.09.1940
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1942
S.Lt. 01.06.1942
Lt. 16.12.1943
Lt.Cdr. 16.12.1951 (retd 20.07.1959)
Mention in Despatches MID 03.04.1945 actions against enemy shipping 12.44/01.45
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Malaya (battleship)
07.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Malaya (battleship)
01.05.1942 - (08.)1942 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
12.11.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Windsor (destroyer)
(06.1943) - (08.)1943 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
27.08.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS H 33 (submarine)
02.10.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Terrapin (submarine) (despatches)
189.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Thorough (submarine)
25.08.1947 - (07.)1948 HMS Truncheon (submarine)
11.10.1948 - (05.1949) HMS Alderney (submarine)
24.04.1950 - (05.1950) Commanding Officer, HMS Scorcher (submarine)
01.02.1953 - (01.)1955 Commanding Officer, HMS Anchorite (submarine)
21.01.1955 - (01.1957) HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Gosport, Hampshire)
1957 - ? Commanding Officer, HMS Tiptoe (submarine)
(01.1959)     no appointment listed
Emigrated to Australia, 09.1959.
Boutwood,
John Wilfrid
J.W. Boutwood
Married (05.09.1935, Westminster district, Middlesex) Lavender Dickinson, of Hawksfold, Fernhurst, Sussex; ... children (one son, one daughter?).

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

31.03.1899
Hastings district, Sussex
-
02.08.1993
Chichester district, Sussex
Midsh. 01.09.1917
S.Lt. 15.01.1919
Lt. 15.02.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.02.1928
Cdr. 30.06.1934
A/Capt. 10.02.1941?
Capt. 31.12.1941 (retd 08.01.1951)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 07.12.1943 Operation Antidote (minesweeping Galita to Sousse, Tunisia 05.43) [investiture 03.07.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings 09.43)
15.02.1917     special entry cadet, RN College, Keyham
1917     Midshipman, HMS Inflexible (battlecruiser)
08.02.1919     HMS Monarch (battleship)
17.04.1921     HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for gunnery course for rank of Lt.)
30.09.1921     HMS Campbell (flotilla leader)
04.1922 - (08.)1923 HMS Campbell (flotilla leader)
23.09.1923 - (01.)1925 qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
06.1925 - (05.)1926 Gunnery School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
11.08.1926 - (02.)1927 Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
06.1927 - (07.)1927 Gunnery School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
19.08.1927 - (08.1929) Gunnery Officer, HMS Cambrian (cruiser)
12.02.1930 - (01.)1932 Flotilla Gunnery Officer, 4th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Keith (flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
07.06.1932 - (09.)1932 Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
01.10.1932 - (08.)1934 senior & gunnery Lt.Cdr., HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
(11.1934)     no appointment listed
15.01.1935 - 20.01.1937 an Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(02.1937)     no appointment listed
08.04.1937 - (08.)1938 Executive Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies & Nore)
10.1938 - (04.)1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Whitley (escort vessel) (Home Fleet)
26.06.1939 - (10.1940) Executive Officer, HMS Iron Duke (training ship, Portsmouth)
10.02.1941 - (12.1941) Commandant, Gunnery School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
13.06.1942 - 02.10.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Curacoa (light cruiser) [ship sunk in accident when the liner "Queen Mary" rammed this escorting cruiser 20 miles NW of Bloody Foreland, off the coast of Donegal]
12.12.1942 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Fantome (Algerine class minesweeper) (DSO)
05.07.1943 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Fly (Algerine class minesweeper) (despatches)
09.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, Algeria / Taranto, Italy) (additional; for miscellaneous duties)
01.07.1944 - 01.1945 Captain (Minesweepers), Mediterranean [HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy)]
16.04.1945 - 18.03.1947 Deputy Director of Manning, Admiralty [HMS President]
21.04.1947 - (05.1949) on staff of Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland [HMS Cochrane]
(05.1950)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
07.03.1950     senior officers' war course
? - 08.01.1951 also: Naval ADC to the King
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bovell,
Henry Cecil
H.C. Bovell

Son of Sir Henry A. Bovell, KC. Married (1923) Beatrice Gertrude Laila Springman (died 27.01.1952); one daughter.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

04.01.1893
West Indies, Barbados
-
31.03.1963
[Warminster, Wilts. ?]
Midsh.
1910
S.Lt.
1913
Lt.
30.09.1914
Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1922
Cdr.
30.06.1928
Capt.
31.12.1934
Cdre. 1st cl.
14.05.1943?
R.Adm.
08.01.1944 (retd 1947)
V.Adm. (retd)
13.07.1948
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
14.10.1941
Bismarck action
Distinguished Service Order DSO
10.11.1942
Operation Pedestal
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
15.09.1905
 
 
entered RN
1910


Midshipman, HMS Lord Nelson
1917


specialized in gunnery
03.05.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Vampire (destroyer) (for flotilla duties)
01.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Douglas (flotilla leader) (and as Squadron Gunnery Officer and Staff Officer (Operations) on Staff of Commodore (D) Commanding Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Flotillas) (Atlantic Fleet)
20.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
09.07.1928
-
24.12.1928
Admiralty [HMS President]
24.12.1928
-
(04.1930)
Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
21.01.1931
-
(02.1931)
course at Staff College, Camberley [HMS President]
31.12.1931
-
(01.1934)
Commander, HMS Norfolk (cruiser)
08.04.1935
-
(07.1935)
Imperial Defence Course
02.03.1936
-
(02.1938)
Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.05.1938
-
(06.1938)
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(08.1938)
-
(10.1938)
no appointment listed
17.12.1938
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vindictive (cruiser)
07.10.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)
15.10.1940
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
14.05.1943
-
(12.1943)
Second-in-Command Naval Air Stations & Commodore, Naval Air Stations (North) [HMS Merlin]
15.04.1944
-
1947
Admiral Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Rosyth
Bowden,
Deryck Godfrey
D.G. Bowden
08.09.1926
-
18.05.1948
Midsh. 01.01.1944
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1945
S.Lt. 16.03.1946, seniority 16.10.1945
Lt. 01.12.1947
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Blake House; 01.05.1940-1944; Admiralty No. 215a).
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Blackmore *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bowden,
Ian Rodney
I.R. Bowden
02.01.1925
-
05.06.2004
Midsh. ?
... ...
Lt. 16.06.1945
... ...
Capt. 30.06.1967 (retd)
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order LVO ? ?
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Blake House; 01.09.1938-1942; Admiralty No. 1).
... - ... ...
23.05.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Zambesi
... - ... ...
Bowen,
Anthony Cooper
A.C. Bowen
16.12.1924
-
03.03.2011
Midsh. ?
... ...
S.Lt. 16.02.1944
Lt. 16.11.1945
Lt.Cdr.. 16.11.1953 (retd 09.11.1959)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Exmouth House; 01.09.1938-1942; Admiralty No. 2).
... - ... ...
27.04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Cardigan Bay
... - ... ...
Bowen,
Gerald Percival
G.P. Bowen

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.
You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.
03.12.1889
-
05.09.1974
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1923 (retd)
Capt. (retd) 14.12.1935
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
20.07.1943 - (07.1945) Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Bower,
George Alan FitzGerald
G.A.F. Bower
06.11.1925
-
02.05.1995
Midsh. ?
... ...
S.Lt. 16.12.1944
... ...
Capt. 31.12.1966 (retd)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Exmouth House; 01.05.1939-1943; Admiralty No. 85).
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Jamaica *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bowerman,
Harold Godfrey
H.G. Bowerman

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

10.06.1904
Hitchin, Bedfordshire
-
(03?).1971
Battle district, Sussex
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1924
S.Lt.
02.03.1925, seniority 30.04.1925
Lt.
30.01.1927
Lt.Cdr.
30.01.1935 (retd 10.06.1949; age)
A/Cdr.
> 07.1945, < 04.1946
Cdr. (retd)
10.06.1949
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
27.01.1942
destruction enemy submarine 11.09.41
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Mention in Despatches MID
13.07.1943
action with E-boats 14.04.43
15.01.1918     entered RN
01.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
17.02.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS K 26 (submarine) (Mediterranean)
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
02.12.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Ardent (destroyer) (and for duty with Captain Superintendent Contract-Built Ships)
09.06.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (China)
(01.1932)
-
(09.1932)
no appointment listed
17.07.1933
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sturgeon (submarine)
03.01.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
02.10.1936
-
(02.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Rover (submarine) (China)
(04.1939)
-
(08.1939)
no appointment listed
(09.1939)
-
10.09.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Oxley (submarine) (sunk SW of Stavanger, Norway)
21.11.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Walpole (destroyer)
20.11.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Douglas (destroyer)



Commanding Officer, HMS Leamington (destroyer)
08.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Westminster (destroyer)
05.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
NPM Sydney [HMS Golden Hind]
Bowers,
Charles Philip

M.M. Bright
Elder son of Charles Chorlton Bowers (1886-), and Phillis Mary Newey (1888-), of Solihull, Warwickshire.
Married ((06?).1945, Chatham district, Kent) Mary Keogh West ((03?).1924 - ), daughter of Cdr. Harold West, RN, and Mary Kathleen Keogh; ... children (one son?).
04.08.1921
King's Norton district, Warwickshire
-
26.12.1994
Isle of Wight
Cadet 01.09.1939
Midsh. 01.05.1940
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1942
S.Lt. 1942?, seniority 01.04.1941
Lt. 01.09.1942
Lt.Cdr. 01.09.1950 (retd 04.08.1966)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1963 New Year 63 [investiture 19.02.63]
Mention in Despatches MID 29.08.1944 war patrols
01.09.1939 - 30.04.1940 special entry cadet, RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1940 - (10.1941) HMS Cornwall (cruiser)
05.01.1942 - (04.)1942 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(06.1942)     promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] *
15.07.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
01.09.1942 - 30.09.1944 HMS P 314, renamed: HMS Tactician (submarine) (despatches)
01.10.1944 - 15.11.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Tactician (submarine)
(01.1945)     HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch) *
01.02.1945 - (07.)1945 [First Lieutenant?], HMS Tuna (submarine)
14.12.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Satyr (submarine)
... - ... ...
(1963)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (MBE)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bowers,
Henry William Sell
H.W.S. Bowers (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.
30.06.1886
-
16.10.1968
Hendon district, London
Lt. 30.06.1936 (retd)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) ?
01.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
Bowes-Lyon,
Ronald George
R.G. Bowes-Lyon

Youngest son of late Hon. Francis Bowes­Lyon, JP, DL, and Lady Anne Lindsay, daughter of 25th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres. Married 1st (1925) Mary Claire Russell (marriage dissolved); no children. Married 2nd, (1947) Mrs Cecilia French.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.
You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.
22.06.1893
Haltwhistle, Northumberland
-
17.04.1960
[London ?]
Lt.
15.03.1916
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1924
Cdr.
30.06.1929
Capt.
30.06.1936 (retd > 07.1945, < 04.1946) (left service 1947)
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
1925
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Education: Summerfields, Oxford; RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth
15.05.1906


entered RN
1914
-
1919
served European War (despatches)
01.08.1918
-
(01.1919)
Navigating Officer, HMS Talisman (destroyer) (Killingholm?)
1923
-
1925
Equerry to Prince George
22.08.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) (temporary)
04.04.1927
-
(08.1929)
Navigating Officer, HMS Centaur (Cruiser) & Squadron Navigating Officer, Atantic. Fleet Destroyer Flotillas
15.08.1929
-
(09.1932)
Navigating Officer, HM Yacht Victoria and Albert
21.09.1932
-
(01.1934)
Navigating Officer, HMS Hawkins (cruiser) & Fleet Navigating Officer, East Indies Station
30.04.1935
-
(02.1936)
Commander, HMS Leander (cruiser)
20.11.1936
-
(02.1939)
Captain of Dockyard, Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, Malta [HMS St. Angelo]
(04.1939)
-
(07.1939)
no appointment listed
31.07.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Dragon (cruiser)
15.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Director of Navigation, Navigation Branch, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
12.08.1942
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Adventure (minelayer)
12.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Commanding, West Africa [HMS Eland]
06.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Director of Welfare Services Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Bowyer-Smyth,
Sir Philip Weyland;
14th Baronet, of Hill Hall, Co. Essex (cr. 1661) (since 1927)
P.W. Bowyer-Smyth (Source: http://www.spruso.com/1aust40.htm) P.W. Bowyer-Smyth (Source: Australian War Memorial)
P.W. Bowyer-Smyth (Source: Australian War Memorial) P.W. Bowyer-Smyth (Source: Australian War Memorial)
P.W. Bowyer-Smyth (Source: Australian War Memorial)
Son of late Clement Weyland Bowyer­Smijth (1851-1910), brother of 13th Bt, and Edith Maude Gray (died 1938), daughter of W. Gray, Sydney, NSW.
Succeeded uncle, 04.08.1927.
Married 1st (22.06.1922) Margaret Joan (died 1976), OBE 1952, TD (marriage dissolved 1951), only daughter of late S.
McCall­McCowan, Sydney; no children.
Married 2nd (1951) Veronica Mary, 2nd daughter of Capt. C. W. Bower, DSC, RN retd, Fordwich, Kent; one son, one daughter.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

You can SUPPORT the site by sharing this document when purchasing it.

04.02.1894
Moss Vale, NSW, Australia
-
29.11.1978
London
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
09.12.1914, seniority 15.07.1914
Lt.
15.08.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1929
Capt.
30.06.1937 (retd 05.07.1946)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
25.11.1944?
Mention in Despatches MID
03.02.1942
Battle of Cape Matapan
15.01.1907
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1915
HMS Superb
1915
-
1917
HMS Marlborough
28.08.1917
-
(01.1919)
HMS King George V (battleship) (Grand Fleet)
14.02.1919


enlisted RAN
01.05.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Signal School (Experimental))
14.11.1923
-
(01.1925)
Squadron W/T Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron [HMS Hood (battlecruiser)] (Atlantic Fleet)
14.04.1926
-
(07.1927)
Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
01.03.1930
-
(01.1932)
Executive Officer, Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
21.05.1932
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Fowey (sloop) (East Indies Station)
15.11.1934
-
(02.1937)
staff, Tactical School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
10.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Pegasus (seaplane carrier) (Portsmouth)
1934
-
1945
served World War II (wounded, despatches):
23.01.1939
-
1940
Naval Attaché, Rome & Durazzo [HMS President]
12.04.1940
-
25.04.1940
London Depot RAN
26.04.1940
-
05.06.1940
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to Australia per "Strathmore") [lent to RAN]
06.06.1940
-
31.08.1941
Flag Captain, HMAS Perth (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron
01.09.1941
-
03.11.1941
HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to UK per "Empire Star") & London Depot RAN (additional; for reversion to RN)
04.11.1941
-
26.04.1942
Deputy Director Signal Department (M), Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
04.08.1942
-
(10.1943)
Deputy Director Signal Department (M), Admiralty & for duty with Deputy Controller, Bath [HMS President]
29.10.1943
-
(04.1944)
Director of Radio Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
25.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commodore East Africa [HMS Tana]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
02.01.1946
-
05.07.1946
Naval ADC to the King
 
PREVIOUS PAGE NEXT PAGE

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

BABB
to
B
ANKES
BANKS
to
BEAS
BEAT
to
BERT
BETH
to
BL
IG
BLOO
to
B
OWE
BOYA
to
BRIS
BROC
to
BROW
BRUE
to
BYRN

 

These websites may be worthwhile visiting:


general naval history, campaign summaries, etc.


U-boats and almost all the Allied ships they fought


Warships' photographs