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ankes, E.W.J.
Banks, W.E.
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easley, F.M.
Beattie, S.H.
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laxland, G.F.
Bloodworth, W.S.
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Bristowe, R.H.
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Brownrigg,
T.M.
Bruen, J.M.
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C. de S. Brock  to  T.M. Brownrigg
Brock,
Christopher de Saumarez
C. de S. Brock

Eldest son of Lancelot de Saumarez Brock and Katherine Brock, of Langley Burrell, Chippenham.
Married 1st ((06?).1922, Chelsea district, London) Florence Emily Jay, younger daughter of Dr & Mrs Jay, of Northwold, Norfolk.
Married 2nd ((12?).1938, Chippenham district, Wiltshire) Dora Ruth Larmour, of Langley Burrell, Wiltshire.

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26.12.1898
Chippenham district, Wiltshire
-
29.11.1942
(MPK) [age 43]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 61, column 3]
Midsh. 1914?
S.Lt. 15.11.1917
Lt. 15.02.1919
Lt.Cdr. 15.02.1927
Cdr. 31.12.1932 (retd 28.06.1935; own request)

Awarded Order of the Redeemer, Greek Medal of Military Merit.

Education: RN Colleges, Osborne (09.1911-...) & Dartmouth.
      HMS Venerable
      HMS Repulse
07.1917 - ? HMS Abdiel
? - (01.1919) Admiralty [HMS President]
31.10.1922 - (08.)1923 HMS L 11 (submarine) (for duty with Group "M" Submarines) [tender to HMS Vulcan]
20.08.1923 - (01.1925) First Lieutenant, HMS L 56 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla, Mediterranean) [tender to HMS Lucia]
01.03.1926 - (07.1927) Commanding Officer, HMS H 33 (submarine) [tender to HMS Vulcan]
09.02.1928 - (08.)1929 Commanding Officer, HMS L 71 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Adamant II]
07.10.1929 - (02.)1931 British Naval Mission to Greece [HMS President]
14.12.1931 - (06.1933) Commanding Officer, HMS L 18 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Lucia]
(01.1934) - (02.1935) no appointment listed
24.08.1939 - (08.)1942 a Duty Commander with Area Combined Headquarters Operations Staff [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
? - 29.11.1942 HMS Excellent II (accounting base, Bournemouth) (missing, presumed killed in an air crash in a Sunderland aircraft [W6016/X], probably lost over Biscay Bay)
 
Brock,
Sir Osmond de Beauvoir
O. de B. Brock
Son of Brig.-Gen. Henry Jenkins Brock (died 08.09.1933). Married (1917) Irene Catherine (died 1939), daughter of late Sir Baldwin W. Walker, Bt, and widow
of Captain Philip Francklin, RN; one daughter.

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05.01.1869
Islington, London
-
14.10.1947
[Winchester?]
Midsh.
1886
Lt.
?
Cdr.
01.01.1900
Capt.
01.01.1904
R.Adm.
05.03.1915
A/V.Adm.
17.06.1918
V.Adm.
03.10.1919
Adm.
31.07.1924 
Adm. of the Fleet
31.07.1929 (retd 1929?) (restored to active list 1940?)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.03.1929
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
05.04.1919
?
Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George KCMG
01.01.1918
valuable services rendered during the war
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
25.06.1917
HM's visit to the Grand Fleet
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
03.03.1915
action North Sea 24.01.15
Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
31.05.1916
?
DCL (Oxon), 1929
Education: DCL (Oxon), 1929.
15.01.1882     entered Royal Navy
      qualified in Gunnery
1910     Assistant Director Naval Mobilisation
24.10.1913     Naval ADC to the King
1914

(1915)
- 1915 served naval engagements in North Sea (despatches,
CB):

Commanding Officer, HMS Princess Royal (battlecruiser) 
03.1915 - ? Second-in-Command Battlecruiser Squadron
08.1915 - ? 1st Battlecruiser Squadron
1916     battle of Jutland (CMG, despatches)
28.11.1916 - 1919 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet
1919 - 1921 Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff and a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty
07.04.1922 - (01.)1925 Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
28.04.1926 - 30.04.1929 Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth Command [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
(08.1929)     no appointment listed
1939 - 1945 no active appointments known
JP West Sussex. Trustee of National Maritime Museum since 1936. Mountain in Canada named after him.
Brock,
Patrick Willet
P.W. Brock
Eldest son of R.W. and M. B. Brock, Kingston, Ontario.
Married 1st (1931) M.D. Collinson (died 1974).
Married 2nd (1976) Mrs Rosemary Harrison Stanton.
30.12.1902
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
-
11.10.1988
Haslemere, Surrey
Midsh. RCN
01.09.1920
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1923
S.Lt.
1924
Lt.
01.10.1924
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1932
Cdr.
31.12.1938
Capt.
31.12.1944
Cdre. ?
12.07.1951 ?
R.Adm.
07.01.1954 (retd 07.01.1958)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
31.05.1956
HM's birthday 56 [investiture 10.07.1956]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.06.1951
Korea
Mention in Despatches MID
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune
Mention in Despatches MID
02.02.1951
Korean waters
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
Operation Neptune
Bronze Star Medal (US) BSM
29.06.1951
Korea
Awarded Admiralty Silver Medal in 1928 for naval history which was accompanied by a cash award of 250 pounds.
Education: RN College of Canada (1917)
1920


HMS Diana
1921


transferred to RN
03.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
23.02.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
05.03.1926
-
(06.1928)
HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (China)
03.01.1929
-
(04.)1930
qualifying for torpedo duties, HMS Vernon
25.09.1930
-
(02.)1931
advanced torpedo course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
29.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
Torpedo Officer, 1st Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Mackay (destroyer; flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
03.1933
-
(04.)1933
HMS Egmont II (for duty in 1st Destroyer Flotilla)
08.05.1933
-
(07.)1934
Torpedo Officer, 1st Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Duncan (destroyer; flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
22.11.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
21.01.1936
-
(10.1938)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Southampton (cruiser) & as Squadron Torpedo Officer, 2nd Cruiser Squadron (Home Fleet)
09.01.1939
-
22.05.1939
Tactical Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
23.05.1939
-
(04.1940)
Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
15.08.1941
-
(12.1941)
Executive Officer, HMS Scylla (cruiser)
09.04.1942

-

(06.)1944
Executive Officer, HMS Mauritius (cruiser) (Sicily, Salerno, Anzio and Normandy)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
1946
-
(04.1946)
Senior Naval Officer, Schleswig-Holstein [HMS Royal Harold]
01.1948
-
(07.1948)
Commanding Officer, HMS Phoenicia
(05.1949)


no appointment listed
08.09.1949
-
1951
Commanding Officer, HMS Kenya (Korea, Far East)
12.07.1951
-
(05.)1953
Director, Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
21.04.1954
-
(01.)1956
Flag Officer Middle East [HMS Aphrodite]
1956
-
1958
Admiralty Material Requirements Committee
Vice President, Society for Nautical Research 1970-1988 . Chairman, The Naval Review, 1967-78. Chairman, Kipling Society, 1973-76. Trustee, National Maritime Museum, 1960-74.
Published: with Basil Greenhill, Steam and sail in Great Britain and North America (David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973); article, 'Commander E AE Nixon and the Royal Naval College of Canada, 1910-1922' in The RCN in retrospect, 1910-1968 (edited by James A Boutilier, reprinted by University of British Colmbia Press, Vancouver, 1982)
Brodie,
Charles Gordon
C.G. Brodie, 1908 (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Andrew) C.G. Brodie, 1909 (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence  Andrew)
C.G. Brodie, 1909 (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Andrew) C.G. Brodie, c. 1909 (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Andrew)
C.G. Brodie, 1939 (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Andrew)  

Son of George Gordon Brodie and Louisa Mary Brodie, of Woodlands, Cheltenham.
His twin brother Lt.Cdr. Theodore Stuart Brodie, RN, who also became a submarine commander but died aged 31 on 17.04.1915 as he commanded the E 15, the first submarine to attempt to get through the Dardanelles. The E15 ran aground off Kephez Point and was shelled by the Turks.
Lived mainly at Bottingdean, Easebourne, Sussex.
Last residence: Cotswold Lodge, 2 Watermoor Road, Cirencester.
Married Lucy (née ...).

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19.01.1884
West Bromwich Hospital, Staffordshire
-
09.03.1964
Cheltenham Hospital
A/S.Lt.
19.01.1903?
S.Lt.
12.07.1904, seniority 19.01.1903
Lt.
1905/06?
Lt.Cdr.
?
Cdr.
30.06.1916
Capt.
30.06.1922
R.Adm.
03.08.1934 (retd 04.08.1934)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
29.05.1943?
Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society RHSBr
1910
for rescuing Lt. G. Watkins of HMS C 11, who was in heavy clothing and in danger of sinking *
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1915
Dardanelles 19.02-24.04.15

Officer, Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus (Italy) (01.03.1917)

* Case 37392. On the 14th July 1909, submarine C11 was run down by a steamer in the North Sea, throwing all the crew into the water, where Lieutenant Watkins was soon in difficulty. Brodie at once went to his help, and supported him till they were picked up by submarine C12. [Source: RHS annual report 1910]

Education: HMS Britannia (cadet training ship Dartmouth) (c. 1898)
15.09.1898
 
 
entered RN
1906
-
14.07.1909
Commanding Officer, HMS C 11 (submarine) (sunk after collision with steamer "Eddystone")
(1915)


Flag Lieutenant-Commander to Commodore Roger Keyes, head of the submarine service in the Mediterranean
02.11.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Ithuriel (depot ship) (for command of submarines)
01.02.1923
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) & as Captain (S) 4th Submarine Flotilla (China)
03.08.1925
-
(05.1926)
Captain (S), HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport; for Fort Blockhouse) & in command of Submarine Flotilla
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
21.02.1928
-
(08.1929)
RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
15.04.1930
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
01.07.1932
-
(09.1932)
Director of Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
28.02.1934
-
03.08.1934
also: Naval ADC to the King
17.11.1939
-
(02.)1943
Maintenance Captain, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth]
29.05.1943
-
(08.)1943
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
08.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)]
01.03.1944
-
(06.)1944
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
01.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
Published: Forlorn hope 1915 : the submarine passage of the Dardanelles (1956); articles in The Naval Review (under the name SeaGee; 1920s/30s)
Brodrick,
Francis Cumberland
F.C. Brodrick
Son (with one brother) of Francis Hammond Brodrick (1867-1955), and Mary Pomfret Burra (1868-1926), of Playden, Sussex.
Married (24.04.1937, St Mary's Church, Rye, Battle district, Sussex) Jeannie Elizabeth Gordon "Betty" Jennings (23.01.1911 - 06.01.1998), only daughter of Gordon Tyndale Jennings (1882-1942), and Muriel Agnes Beatrice Millichamp (1884-1970), of Rye, Sussex; two sons, one daughter.

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07.06.1907
Eastbourne, Sussex
-
05.09.1982
Hastings and Rother district, Sussex
Cadet 15.01.1921
Midsh. 15.05.1925
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1927
S.Lt. 16.04.1928
Lt. 16.06.1930
Lt.Cdr. 16.06.1938 (retd 07.06.1952; age)
Cdr. (retd) 07.06.1952
Mention in Despatches MID 04.10.1940 repelling enemy attacks
Mention in Despatches MID 04.05.1943 Operation Torch (N Africa landings 11.42)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Croix de Guerre (Belgium) CdeG 28.07.1942 shutting down enemy action from Antwerp 40 [decoration presented]
15.01.1921     entered RN
... - ... ...
14.03.1939 - 23.09.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Brilliant (destroyer) (despatches, Belgian Croix de Guerre)
(10.1941) - (12.1941) no appointment listed
02.12.1941 - 15.02.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Hurricane (destroyer)
02.1942 - 28.12.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Boadicea (destroyer) (despatches)
(02.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
06.01.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Nubian (destroyer) (despatches)
15.02.1946 - (04.1946) Combined Operations Personnel Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
Brokensha,
Guy Warwick
G.W. Brokensha
Son (with two brothers) of the Hon. Mr. Justice Joseph Rae Brokensha (1889-1967), and Ethel Warwick (1876-1967), of Durban, South Africa.
Married (1940. Wick, Scotland) Margaret Beaumont Robertson, of Wick, Caithness-shire, daughter (with one sister) of Col. Josiah James Robertson, DSO, TD (1878-1966), and Elizabeth Buik Reid, of Norwood, Wick, Caithness; one daughter. Margaret Brokensha re-married 1952 Hon. Robin Macdonald Sinclair, later 2nd Viscount Thurso.
20.03.1918
-
11.08.1942
(KIA) [age 24]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 3, panel 1]
Midsh. (A) 19.04.1938
A/S.Lt. (A) 22.04.1939
S.Lt. (A) 14.03.1940
Lt. (A) 22.10.1941
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 25.06.1940 Norwegian coast [investiture 15.03.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 19.07.1940 Norwegian coast

19.04.1938 - (06.)1938 midshipman, HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
27.06.1938 - (09.)1938 pilots' course, No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School, Sywell
10.09.1938 - (05.1939) pilots' course, No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon
16.05.1939 - (06.)1939 Fighter Squadron 801 FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
(07.1939) - (04.1940) Fleet Air Arm (no details known) 
23.05.1940 - (10.)1940 pilot, 803 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)] (DSC, despatches)
04.11.1940 - (10.)1941 pilot, 778 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
01.11.1941 - 31.01.1942 pilot, 888 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
01.02.1942 - 11.08.1942 pilot, 888 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)] (killed in action)
Bromage,
John Henry
J.H. Bromage


document
18.08.1915
-
29.05.1992
Okehampton, Devon
...
...
Lt.
16.06.1938
Lt.Cdr.
16.06.1946
Cdr.
31.12.1951 (retd 18.08.1965)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
06.04.1943
sunk U-boat & several supply ships [investiture 20.07.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
09.05.1940
successful submarine operations against the enemy [investiture 02.07.40]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
21.08.1945
4 patrols Mediterranean, 4 ships, 6 [Sch ?] sunk 43
...
-
...
...
17.04.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Snapper (submarine)
07.1940
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Sealion (submarine)
08.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tribune (submarine)
03.1942
-
24.04.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Sahib (submarine) [ship sunk by Italian corvette Gabbanio off Sicily (captured)] *
24.04.1943
-
1945?
prisoner of war
(07.1945)


HMS Lioness (minesweeper) **
...
-
...
...
* in the Navy List indexed as HMS P 212
** indexed, but not listed as such
Brooke,
Basil Charles Barrington
B.C.B. Brooke
Son of John Charles Evelyn Hope Brooke (1858-1934) and Hon. Violet Mary Barrington (1872-1938). Married (16.04.1925) Nora Evelyn Toppin (died 1981); two sons, two daughters.

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06.04.1895
Boddington House, Northants.
-
20.01.1983
Saffron Walden, Essex
Cadet (Special Entry)
01.09.1913
Midsh.
?, seniority 02.08.1914
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.03.1918
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1926
Cdr.
31.12.1931
Capt.
30.06.1938
Cdre. 2nd cl.
> 02.1943, < 06.1943
R.Adm.
08.07.1947 (retd 11.10.1949)
V.Adm. (retd)
01.12.1950
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
09.06.1949
HM's birthday 49
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.06.1946
wind up Far East
39/45, Pacific and Burma stars, Defence, War and NGS medals
Education: Malvern College, Worcester
01.09.1913
-
05.08.1914
Special Entry Cadet (1st Entry) HMS Highflyer (SE) Cadet Training Cruiser
08.1914


HMS Theseus as Cadet for a month or two
28.08.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Charham) (for training duties)
28.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
15.08.1928
-
(08.1929)
Staff Officer (Operations), 2nd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Vindictive (cruiser)] (Atlantic Fleet)
19.11.1929
-
(01.1932)
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
12.03.1932
-
(09.1932)
Maintenance Commander, HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (and for Physical & Recreational Training duties)
10.11.1933
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMS Philomel (cruiser) & Naval Officier-in-Charge, Auckland (New Zealand)
24.08.1936
-
(06.1938)
HMS Orion (cruiser) (America and West Indies) (lastly as Executive Officer)
(08.1938)
-
(10.1938)
no appointment listed
09.01.1939
-
(02.1939)
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(04.1939)
-
(08.1939)
no appointment listed
23.08.1939
-
26.05.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Curlew (cruiser) (sunk by German aircraft off skaanland)
18.06.1940
-
12.01.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Southampton (cruiser) (badly damaged by German aircraft near Malta 11.01.1941, sunk by RN next day)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
(02.1943)
-
(10.1943)
Commanding Officer, Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1) (MNBDO(1))
16.11.1943
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
01.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commodore RN Barracks, Chatham
01.1947?
-
08.07.1947
Naval ADC to the King
(07.1948)


HMS Hawke (upper yardmen training establishment, Exbury, Southampton) *
Deputy Lieutenant (DL); Justice of the Peace (JP) East Lothian. Played cricket for the RN.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brooke,
Geoffrey Arthur George
G.A.G. Brooke G.A.G. Brooke
Son of Capt. John Brooke (1887-1974), and Margaret Winifred Arnold Tothill.
Married (25.10.1956) Venetia Mabel Cornwallis (born 08.11.1928), daughter of Capt. Hon. Oswald Wykeham Cornwallis, and Hon. Venetia Jane Digby; three daughters.

25.04.1920
Bath, Somerset
-
06.01.2009
Balcombe, Haywards Heath, Sussex
Midsh.
1934
...
...
S.Lt.
01.03.1940
Lt.
01.12.1941
Lt.Cdr.
01.12.1949 (retd 1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.10.1945
Operation Iceberg [award posted]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
...
-
...
...
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
15.01.1941
-
(02.1941)
HMS Prince of Wales (battleship)
02.08.1942
-
(06.)1943
HMS Bermuda (cruiser)
(08.1943)
-
(10.1943)
no appointment listed
14.10.1943
-
(10.)1944
HMS St George (taining establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
10.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
..
-
...
...
Represented Great Britain in the 1948 Olympic Modern Pentathlon. Advertising executive, 1958-1985.
Published
: Alarm starboard! : a remarkable true story of the war at sea (1982); Singapore's Dunkirk (1989)
Brooke,
John
J. Brooke

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02.10.1887
-
13.03.1974
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1922 (retd)
Capt. (retd) 02.10.1933
Distinguished Service Cross DSC ? ?
... - ... ...
01.08.1936 - (07.1945) Chief Constable Royal Marine Police & Admiralty Civil Police
Brooke,
Ronald de Leighton
R. de L. Brooke
09.01.1912
-
02.11.2004

Winchester, Hampshire
Cadet
01.05.1929
Midsh.
01.01.1930
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1932
S.Lt.
16.11.1932
Lt.
16.06.1934
Lt.Cdr.
16.06.1942
Cdr.
30.06.1947
Capt.
31.12.1953 (retd 10.01.1963)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.05.1943
sinking Italian submarine Tritone
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.12.1942
Operation EV (North Russian convoy PQ18) 09.42
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 06.04.1943
Operation Torch (landings in N Africa) 11.42
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Mention in Despatches MID
01.06.1943
destruction U-boat 23.02.43
27.04.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Barham (battleship)
15.04.1930
-
(01.1932)
HMS Berwick (cruiser)
01.05.1932
-
(09.1932)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich
26.09.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Brilliant (destroyer)
21.05.1935
-
(07.1937)
HMS Arethusa (cruiser) (flag ship of Rear-Admiral Commanding 3rd Cruiser Squadron)
25.10.1937
-
(02.1938)
First Lieutenant, HMS Comet (destroyer)
10.05.1938
-
(10.1938)
First Lieutenant, HMS Active (destroyer)
18.10.1938
-
(08.1939)
First Lieutenant, HMS Hunter (destroyer)
22.08.1939
-
(02.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Anthony (destroyer)
07.10.1941
-
(08.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Wheatland (destroyer)
05.10.1943
-
(12.1943)
Staff Officer (Plans) (2) Ashore to the Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)] *
07.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Hathi (RN depot, Delhi)
(04.1946)


HMS Cadiz (destroyer) **
04.1950
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Alert (frigate)
04.1952
-
(05.1953)
Staff, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
31.07.1955
-
(01.1956)
Commanding Officer, HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Port Edgar)
15.07.1960
-
(07.1961)
Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer, Gibraltar [HMS Rooke]
* (04.1944) - (06.1944) sitll indexed, but no longer listed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such
Brooker,
Thomas Ernest
T.E. Brooker
Son of Jesse and Mary Ann Brooker.
Husband of Sarah Anne Brooker, of Bedhampton, Havant, Hampshire.

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25.03.1888
Hove, Sussex
-
01.06.1940
[age 52]
[Harlingen General Cemetery, The Netherlands, E.1.12]
Seaman
? [230453]
Gnr.
01.08.1914
Cd.Gnr.
01.08.1924
Lt.
30.11.1934 (retd 25.03.1938)
11.06.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
19.08.1925
-
(05.1926)
HMS Columbine (RN base, Port Edgar) (additional; for training duties)
01.01.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Atlantic)
14.01.1929
-
(04.)1930
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
23.05.1930
-
12.1933
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Wakakura (trawler) [lent to New Zealand Division]
[initially indicated as from 03.1931]
21.01.1935
-
(02.)1938
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for Malta Rifle Range)
(08.1939)


HMS Dragon (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, The Nore) *
05.08.1939
-
01.06.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS St Abbs (tug) [ship sunk at Zuydcote Pass near Dunkirk after aerial attack]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brookes,
John Geoffrey
J.G. Brookes
Son of John Brookes, and Hilda May Temple, of Derby.
Married (1947) Daphne Madge Coupe, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs S.W. Coupe, of Ripley, Derbyshire.
25.04.1915
Swansea district, Glamorgan
-
01.1971
Derby district, Derbyshire
Prob. S.Lt. RNR 22.02.1939
S.Lt. RNR 24.07.1939, seniority 22.02.1939
Prob. S.Lt. 08?.1939, seniority 03.07.1939
S.Lt. 1940?, seniority 16.03.1939
Lt. 05.1941, seniority 25.12.1938
Lt.Cdr. 25.12.1946 (retd 25.04.1960)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1959 New Year 59 [investiture 03.03.59]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 24.03.1942 1st & 6th Submarine Flotilla Northern Waters [investiture 22.06.45]
22.02.1939     joined RNR
26.02.1939     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
(08.1939) - (09.1939) short course of instruction
20.01.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Valiant (battleship)
16.08.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee) (for submarines)
01.01.1941 - (02.)1941 HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee) (for submarines)
19.03.1941 - (10.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Speedy (minesweeper)
25.10.1943 - 14.12.1943 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, NJ, USA)
15.12.1943 - 01.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Rutherford (frigate)
01.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
08.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Whaddon (escort destroyer)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
14.01.1947 - (07.1948) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Terror (for miscellaneous duties)
10.11.1952 - (07.)1954 HMS Montclare
18.10.1954 - (01.1956) Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1957) - (01.1959) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
Served Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brookes,
Russell Stanhope
R.S. Brookes
19.03.1911
Maldon district, Essex
-
20.08.1976
Southampton, Hampshire
Prob. Midsh.
01.05.1929
Midsh. RNR
> 02.1931, seniority 01.05.1929
A/S.Lt. RNR
25.07.1932
S.Lt. RNR
25.06.1934
A/Lt. (Supplementary List)
< 07.1937, seniority 19.03.1935
Lt.
14.07.1938, seniority 19.03.1935
Lt.Cdr.
19.03.1943
Cdr.
31.12.1948 (retd 01.02.1960)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.06.1943
5 passages Malta with stores
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
09.05.1940
successful submarine operations against the enemy
03.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS L 23 (submarine)
11.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Porpoise (submarine)
14.10.1936
-
(10.1938)
HMS Porpoise (submarine)
19.10.1938
-
(08.1939)
First Lieutenant, HMS L 27 (submarine)
28.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
First Lieutenant, HMS Triton (submarine)
24.11.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
01.05.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Clyde (submarine)
05.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Truant (submarine)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
(05.1950)


HMS Montclare *
08.11.1951
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Glendhu
(01.1956)


HMS President *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brooking,
Patrick William Beresford
P.W.B. Brooking

2nd son of Arthur H. Brooking, London. Married (1925) Mary Allan (died 1964); one daughter.

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03.10.1896
Maylebone, London
-
03.09.1964
[Sulham, Pangbourne, Berks ?]
Lt.
30.03.1918
?, seniority 30.10.1917
Lt.Cdr.
30.10.1925
Cdr.
30.06.1930
Capt.
30.06.1937, backdated 21.12.1936
R.Adm.
05.07.1946
V.Adm.
03.08.1949 (retd 15.08.1950; own request to facilitate the promotion of Junior officers)
Adm. (retd)
18.03.1953
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
06.10.1948
HM's birthday 48
Distinguished Service Order DSO
06.04.1943
Force Q against Italian convoy 01.12.42
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.04.1944
Aegan operations AntShpStk 06.10.43
Education: Lambrook, Bracknell; RN Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth
15.09.1909


joined RN
22.04.1918
-
(01.1919)
First Lieutenant, HMS Lurcher (destroyer)
15.05.1923
-
(01.1925)
Squadron Signals and W/T Officer, 2nd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Curacoa (cruiser)] (Atlantic Fleet)
16.05.1927
-
(08.1929)
Squadron Signals Officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Barham (battleship), later: HMS Revenge (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
06.12.1929
-
(04.1930)
Fleet W/T Officer, Atlantic Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
14.01.1931
-
(02.1931)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich
31.12.1931
-
(01.1932)
Commander, HMS Castor (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
08.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
13.12.1932
-
(01.1934)
staff, Tactical School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(07.1935)


no appointment listed
20.07.1935
-
(07.1937)
Commander, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
03.01.1938
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, Junior Officers' War Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
25.08.1939
-
(02.1941)
Deputy Director Signal Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
27.02.1942
-
(10.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sirius (cruiser)
(12.1943)


no appointment listed
13.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Captain Superintendent Admiralty Signal Establishment, Haslemere [HMS Mercury II]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
02.01.1946
-
05.07.1946
Naval ADC to the King
1946
-
1948
Chief of Staff, British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, USA [HMS Saker]
01.06.1948
-
(05.)1950
Flag Officer and Admiral Superintendent HM Dockyard, Gibraltar [also indicated as: Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar]
1950-1964 served with UK Atomic Energy Authority.
Brooks,
Francis John
F.J. Brooks
Son of Henry Arthur and Frances Brooks. 
Husband of Helen Mara Brooks, of Hampstead, London; at least one son.
09.06.1910
-
03.06.1943
[age 32]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 67, 3]
Midsh.
01.09.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1931
S.Lt.
01.08.1931
Lt.
01.10.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1941
25.08.1928
-
(08.)1929
HMS Royal Oak (battleship)
17.12.1929
-
(10.1930)
HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
17.08.1931
-
(01.)1932
promotion course, Portsmouth
19.08.1932
-
(01.)1935
HMS Pandora (submarine) (4th Submarine Flotilla, China)
(02.1935)


no appointment listed
31.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS H 32 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
01.1936
-
(02.)1936
First Lieutenant, HMS L 26 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla)
06.11.1936
-
(02.)1937
First Lieutenant, HMS L 23 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
24.05.1937
-
(02.)1938
First Lieutenant, HMS Oxley (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
02.05.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
24.07.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS L 23 (submarine)
05.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Upright (submarine)
(12.1941)


HMS Utmost (submarine) *
28.02.1942
-
07.1942
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
29.07.1942
-
03.06.1943
Operations Division, Admiralty (for duty outside Admiralty) [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brooks,
George
G. Brooks
06.10.1912 ?
-
12.2007 still alive
A/Gnr.
01.10.1941
Gnr.
?, seniority 01.10.1941
A/Lt.
09.12.1945
Lt.
?, seniority 02.07.1943
Lt.Cdr.
02.07.1951 (retd 06.10.1962)
21.11.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Valorous (destroyer)
(02.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
16.03.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Wolfhound (destroyer)
29.02.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Vengeance (aircraft carrier)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
24.07.1948

(05.1949)
HMS Zenith (destroyer)
29.06.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Ceres (RN Supply & Secretariat School, Thorpe Arch, Wetherby, Yorkshire)
01.01.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
09.03.1954
-
(04.1955)
HMS Curlew (RN Air Station, St Merryn, nr Padstow, Cornwall)
26.04.1955
-
(01.1957)
HMS Nuthatch (RN Air Station, Anthorn)
(01.1959)
 
 
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
(07.1961)
 
 
Personal Services and Officer Appointments Department, Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brooks,
Joe

J. Brooks
Son of Harry Brooks, and Lily May.
Brother of Cdr. Samuel Stanley Brooks, DSC, RN.
19.02.1923
Smallburgh district, Norfolk
-
12.1992
Bexley district, Kent
Midsh. 01.09.1940
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1942
S.Lt. 01.09.1942
Lt. 01.07.1944
Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1952 (retd 27.05.1959; disabled after a diving accident)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 13.06.1944 Operations Guidance (midget submarine attack, Laksevaag, Bergen, Norway) [decoration posted]

 

Education: RN College, Dartmouth (01.01.1937-1939?; Hawke House; Admiralty No. 1732).
01.09.1940 - (04.)1942 HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser)
01.05.1942 - (10.)1942 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
04.10.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne) (DSC)
(10.1944)     HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock) *
16.10.1944 - (04.)1945 French Ship "Mistral" (contre-torpilleur / destroyer)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
16.02.1946 - (04.1946) RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brooks,
L J

L.J. Brooks (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 26669))
?
-
Constructor Lt.Cdr. ?
      Royal Corps of Naval Constructors
... - ... ...
(1944)     on staff of Eng.R.Adm. G. Morgan, Staff of Allied Naval Commander Expeditionary Force [HMS Odyssey]
... - ... ...
Brooks,
Samuel Stanley
"Sam"

S.S. Brooks
Son of Harry Brooks, and Lily May.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Joe Brooks, DSC, RN.
24.04.1922
Yarmouth district, Norfolk

-
22.01.1978
Midsh. 01.01.1940
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1941
S.Lt. 01.10.1941
Lt. 01.02.1943
A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1951
Cdr. 30.06.1956 (retd 27.11.1965)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 08.01.1942 withdrawal from Crete [investiture 10.03.42]
Mention in Despatches MID 29.02.1944 Norwegian Patrol, 12 special operations, attack U-boat
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (01.01.1936-01.08.1939; Hawke House; Admiralty No. 1593; Cadet Captain).
01.01.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Warspite (battleship)
04.04.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Fiji (cruiser)
21.10.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
28.01.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Fiji (cruiser) (DSC)
01.09.1941 - (02.)1942 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
10.03.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Sturgeon (submarine)
(12.1942) - (02.1943) HMS P 511 (submarine) *
29.03.1943 - 30.08.1944 HMS Seadog (submarine) (from > 12.1943, < 04.1944 as Commanding Officer) (despatches)
1944 - (10.)1944 submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
20.10.1944 - 28.11.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Umbra (submarine)
29.11.1944 - 08.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Universal (submarine)
22.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS U 2502 (captured U-boat)
07.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Broom,
Albert
A. Broom
Son (with nine siblings) of Albert Broom (1856-), and Mary Ann Higg (1858-).
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Charles Broom, RNR.

07.05.1885
Bude, Cornwall
-
11.07.1965
Torpoint, St Germans district, Cornwall
Boy 2nd cl. 01.01.1904
... .
A/Gnr. 31.10.1913
Gnr. 30.10.1914, seniority 31.10.1913
Cd.Gnr. 31.10.1923
Lt. 01.07.1932 (retd 07.05.1935) (re-employed 09.12.1935)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 02.02.1941 (dispersed 01.09.1946) (reld 27.10.1946) (reverted to retd 28.10.1946)
01.01.1904 - 12.09.1915 HMS Impregnable
... - ... ...
01.10.1929 - 19.05.1932 HMS Delhi (cruiser) [initially tender to HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth), later 8th Cruiser Squadron, America & West Indies]
21.06.1932 - 07.05.1935 HMS Vivid [from 01.01.1934 HMS Drake] (RN base, Devonport) (Gunnery School; for Trevol Rifle Range)
09.12.1935 - 14.07.1946 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (staff; for Gunnery School)
[in charge of Trevol Rifle Range & as Officer Instructor of RN Barracks Boys' Brigade]
15.07.1946 - 31.08.1946 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; not to join)
Broome,
John Egerton
"Jack" / "Jackie"
J.E. Broome (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21926)) J.E. Broome as Midshipman, 1916. (Copyright: The life and time of Capt. Jack Broome)
J.E. Broome as Lieutenant, 1928. (Copyright: The life and times of Capt. Jack Broome) J.E. Broome as Lieutenant-Commander, 1931. (Copyright: The life and times of Capt. Jack Broome)
J.E. Broome as Midshipman, 1916. (Copyright: The life and times of Capt. Jack Broome) J.E. Broome. (Copyright: The life and times of Capt. Jack Broome)
J.E. Broome 
Only son of Lt.Col. Louis Egerton Broome (1875-1951), and Clara Kathleen (Aimée) Lake, of Hindhead.
Married 1st (10.02.1928, St Mary's Church, Alverstoke, Hampshire; divorced 1953) Sybil Eileen Nicholas ((03?).1904 - (03?).1963), second daughter of V.Adm. & Mrs. John Nicholas, of Alverstoke; one son, one daughter. Sybil remarried (1953) George F.H. Reid.
Married 2nd (05.02.1953) Joan Veronica Featherstonhaugh (née Crisp) (03.03.1904 - 06.1996), daughter of Bernard Woodward Crisp and Elsa Florence Schwartz.

23.02.1901
Seattle, Washington, USA
-
19.04.1985
Henley-on- Thames
Cadet 08.1914
Midsh. 15.08.1917
A/S.Lt. 06.1920?
S.Lt. 15.01.1921
A/Lt. 15.01.1923
Lt. 1924?, seniority 15.01.1923
Lt.Cdr. 15.01.1931
Cdr. 30.06.1936 (retd 01.03.1946)
A/Capt. > 02.1942, < 06.1943
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 01.01.1943 New Year 43 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 13.02.1945 sinking of U-boat 08.44
Education: Oakwood School, Surrey; RN Colleges, Osborne (08.1914-08.1916) & Dartmouth (08.1916-09.1917); Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (01.1923-...).
06.09.1917 - 11.1918 HMS Colossus (battleship) (Grand Fleet)
11.1918 - 10.1919 HMS Vivacious (topedo-boat destroyer) (Baltic)
10.1919 - 06.1920 HMS Malaya (battleship) (Home Fleet)
06.1920 - 01.1923 HMS Clematis (sloop) (Red Sea)
29.07.1923 - (08.1923) submarine course [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
01.1924 ? - ? HMS L 19 (submarine) (China) ?
16.09.1924 - (01.)1925 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (China)
10.08.1925 - (05.1926) First Lieutenant, HMS L 8 (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Titania]
(02.1927)     no appointment listed
23.02.1927 - (07.1927) HMS Tiger (battlecruiser; seagoing gunnery firing ship, Portsmouth)
16.01.1928 - (06.1928) HMS M 2 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Ross]
29.04.1929 - (08.)1929 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (Portsmouth) (for submarines)
10.08.1929 - (08.)1930 Commanding Officer, HMS H 27 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla, Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Alecto]
05.09.1930 - (01.)1932 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
05.09.1932 - 19.09.1932 HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship) (for course)
20.09.1932  - 29.09.1932 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship)
20.09.1932 - 21.04.1933 Commanding Officer, HMS H 33 (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
22.04.1933 - 02.10.1933 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (Portland) (for submarines)
03.10.1933 - 08.10.1934 Commanding Officer, HMS L 53 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla, Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
(11.1934)     no appointment listed
04.11.1934 - (02.)1935 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
(02?).1935 - 1935 HMS Otus (submarine) (China)
15.04.1935 - (02.)1937 Commanding Officer, HMS Rainbow (submarine) (4th Submarine Flotilla) (China)
(07.1937)     no appointment listed
11.01.1938 - 01.1939 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
23.01.1939 - (09.)1939 staff course, RAF Staff College, Andover
11.10.1939 - 04.12.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Veteran (escort destroyer) (Atlantic convoys)
30.12.1940 - (02.)1941 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches (Liverpool) [listed as: HMS President (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)]
10.09.1941 - (08.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Keppel (destroyer) (Londonderry) & [for some time?] Senior Officer, 1st Escort Group
Escort Commander for PQ17, the Iceland-Russia convoy, 29.06-04.07.1942
194 - (06.)1943 on staff of the United States Naval Command [HMCS Avalon (RCN base, St John's, Newfoundland] *
1943 - 1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Striker (escort carrier)
08.1943 - 26.03.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Begum (escort carrier) [initially shown from 08.1943, then as from 27.02.1944]
1945 - 1945 Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Clyde
05.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Vernon II (battleships HMS Ramillies & HMS Malaya as one estabilishment, Portsmouth)
Editor, Weekly Sketch, 1946-1951.
Published
: Keep your eye on the ball (1936); History repeats itself (1938; with J.A. Ross); "Services Wrendered" (1946); Make a signal (1955); McTuff at the top (1961); Convoy is to scatter (1972); Make another signal (1973)
* (02.1943) indexed, but not listed; (06.1943) at least indexed [missing ship's listing]
Broomfield,
Frederick Charles
F.C. Broomfield

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06.04.1884
Boldre, Lymington district, Hampshire
-
17.12.1963

Pilley, Boldre, Hampshire
[age 79]
Gnr.
14.08.1915
Cd.Gnr. (T)
14.08.1925 (retd 01.04.1937)
Lt. (retd)
03.04.1939, seniority 01.04.1937
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
10.10.1942, seniority 06.04.1942 (reverted to retd 1946)
1915?


joined RN
04.09.1917
-
(01.1919)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Hebe (destroyer)
04.10.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
15.10.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Despatch (cruiser) (China)
30.10.1928
-
(04.1930)
HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship) (for maintenance reserve destroyers) (Rosyth)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
08.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (for destroyers in reserve) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
12.09.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
01.04.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS Amazon (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
15.07.1935
-
(02.1937)
HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
(09.1939)


HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)
30.10.1939
-
(02.1943)
HMS Vernon (training establishment, Brighton) (for duties at Portsmouth)
06.04.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Bristol (training establishment, Bristol)
02.02.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for duty Detention Quarters, Canterbury)
Brothers,
John Valentine
"Jack"

J.V. Brothers (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brothers) J.V. Brothers (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brothers)
J.V. Brothers (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brothers) J.V. Brothers (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brothers)
Son (with one sister) of Cdr. Walter Francis Brothers, MBE, RD, RNR (1886-1975), and Ænid Hilda Jackson (1885-1981).
Married (1940) Sylvia Margery Wailes ((06?).1916-), daughter of Francis George Wailes and Margery Segar; two sons, one daughter.
29.03.1916
Paddington district, London
-
14.10.1996
Dunkeld, Perth district, Perthshire, Scotland
Cadet 01.01.1933
Midsh. 01.01.1934
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1936
S.Lt. 01.02.1937
Lt. 11.04.1939, seniority 01.02.1939
1939/40?, seniority 16.10.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Lt.Cdr. 16.10.1946 (retd 29.03.1961)
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne.
01.01.1933 - 01.1934 direct entry (mercantile marine) cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
11.01.1934 - (02.)1935 HMS Barham (battleship) (Home Fleet)
17.04.1935 - (02.)!936 HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (China)
29.04.1936 - 03.01.1947 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1937 - (07.)1937 promotion course, Portsmouth
30.08.1937 - 1937 submarine course, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
12.1937 - 19.01.1938 HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (Home Fleet)
20.01.1938 - (10.)1938 HMS Swordfish (submarine) [tender to HMS Lucia]
17.12.1938 - (04.)1940 HMS Tribune (submarine) [commissioned 17.10.1939; until then also for duty with Admiral-Superintendent of Contract-Built Ships]
06.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
08.1940 - (10.1940) First Lieutenant, HMS H 32 (submarine)
(08.1941)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
15.08.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Kent (cruiser)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
11.1943 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Onslow (destroyer)
04.04.1945 - 05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Windsor (destroyer)
05.1945 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Woolston (destroyer)
01.10.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Helford (frigate)
02.1946 - (04.1946) Executive Officer, HMS Loch Quoich (frigate)
14.06.1948 - (05.)1950 Commanding Officer, HMS Whitesand Bay (frigate)
15.01.1951 - (05.)1953 on staff of Flag Officer Scotland and Admiral Superintendent Rosyth Dockyard [HMS Cochrane]
26.06.1953 - (04.)1955 Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty with the Ministry of Defence)
12.05.1955 - (01.1956) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous duties)
? - (01.1957) Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President] *
? - (01.1959) Ship Department, Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Edgar George
E.G. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony Brown)
Son of ... Brown, and ... Cleverley.
Married ...; two sons.
13.09.1919
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
17.12.1994
Sutton district, Surrey
Midsh. (A) 12.06.1939
A/S.Lt. (A) 14.03.1940
S.Lt. (A) 13.09.1940
Lt. (A) 14.09.1942
1943?, seniority 14.03.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. (A) > 06.1943, < 08.1943
Lt. (A/Lt.Cdr.) 1945, seniority 14.03.1941
Lt.Cdr. 14.03.1949
Cdr. 30.06.1953
Capt. 30.06.1961 (retd 23.09.1974)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 13.06.1970 HM's birthday 70 [investiture 03.11.70]
Mention in Despatches MID 22.05.1945 Operation Stacey (photo reconnaissance Far East 02-03.45)
12.06.1939 - (07.)1939 HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (for training)
(08.1939) - (05.1940) Fleet Air Arm [not specified]
20.05.1940 - 01.10.1940 826 Squadron FAA [HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)]
01.10.1940 - (12.1940) acting observer, 826 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
(02.1941)     HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) *
24.03.1941 - (02.)1941 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) (for Instructional Staff)
25.03.1942 - 13.09.1942 observer, 837 Squadron FAA [HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)]
13.09.1942 - 28.01.1943 observer, 837 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
28.01.1943 - (04.)1943 observer, 837 Squadron FAA [HMS Dasher (escort carrier)]
(06.1943)     HMS Dasher (escort carrier) *
28.06.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Ameer (escort carrier) (for observer duties) (despatches)
(07.1945)     HMS Ameer (escort carrier) *
01.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) (for Instructional Staff) (as Officer-in-Charge Operations Officers' Information Centre)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
George Robert

G.R. Brown
Son of Robert Lingwood Brown (1879-1917; killed as a Private in the Northumberland Fusiliers in France), and Amy Rachel Harris (1884-?).
05.02.1909
London
-
02.02.1973
Poole district, Dorset
A/S.Lt.
01.12.1931
S.Lt.
1932?, seniority 01.12.1931
Lt.
01.08.1934
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1942 (retd 05.02.1954; age)
A/Cdr.
03.05.1943? till 1946?
RAF:
 
(T) F/O
22.05.1934
(T) F/Lt.
01.07.1938
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.01.1941
attack on Tobruk 20.07.40 [investiture 20.05.41]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.09.1940
courage in recent engagements
(01.1932)
 
 
no appointment listed
(09.1932)
 
 
short course of instruction
07.01.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
22.05.1934
-
(02.)1935
pilot's course, RAF Base Leuchars [attached to RAF]
09.05.1935
-
(07.)1937
pilot, TSR Squadron 810 FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
16.11.1937
-
(04.)1939
pilot, 715 Squadron FAA [HMS Birmingham (cruiser)] (China) [attached to RAF]
06.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
pilot, 824 Squadron FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)]
21.04.1941
-
(02.)1943
Officer-in-Charge, RN Air Station, Sandbanks [HMS Daedalus]
03.05.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Wara (RN Air Station, Komenda, Takoradi, Gold Coast)
(04.1944)
 
 
HMS Wara (RN Air Station, Komenda, Takoradi, Gold Coast) *
16.05.1944
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vairi (RN Air Station, Sullur, India)
10.07.1946
-
(05.)1949
Manning Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.09.1949
-
(05.1950)
RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
(05.1953)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
John Frederick Beaufoy
[also used as:
Beaufoy Brown, J.F.]
J.F.B. Brown
01.06.1910
Kidderminster district, Hereford and Worcester / Shropshire / Staffordshire / Worcestershire
-
23.02.1979
Cuckfield, West Sussex
Midsh.
01.05.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1930
S.Lt.
01.05.1931
Lt.
01.05.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1941
A/Cdr.
1945-1947
Cdr.
31.12.1948
Capt.
30.06.1953 (retd 07.01.1963)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.07.1941
HM's birthday
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
02.11.1948
X-craft operations 06-09.45
Education: Marlborough House, Hove, East Sussex, and RN College, Dartmouth
1927
-
1928
Midshipman, HMS Revenge (battelship) (Atlantic Fleet)
31.12.1927
-
(04.)1930
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (including voyage to Gibraltar, 01.02.1929 & voyage to Reykjavik, 04-07.1930)
[ 1929


apparently service at HMS Walker (destroyer) ?]
25.09.1930
-
(02.)1931
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
1931
-
1932
Submarine Course
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
23.04.1932
-
(07.)1935

HMS Oxley (submarine) (Mediterranean Fleet) (1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
30.09.1935
-
(02.)1936
First Lieutenant, HMS H 32 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla) (Portland)
02.1937
-
(10.1938)
First Lieutenant, HMS Sealion (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla)
02.01.1939
-
(04.1939)
Submarine Commanding Officer's Course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
15.06.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Unity (submarine)
08.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Taku (submarine) (N Sea and Atlantic)
27.05.1941
-
12.1942
Staff Officer (Administration) to Adm. Sir Max Horton, Flag Officer (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin]
12.1942
-
02.1943
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship)
24.02.1943
-
17.09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Varbel II (Midget Submarine Training Base) and Training Officer, Midget Submarines (including operational training and preparation of X Craft for Operation Source, the attack on the German battleship Tirpitz, Altenfjord, Norway, Sep 1943)
17.09.1943
-
07.12.1944
Lt.Cdr. (Submarines), HMS Varbel, 12 Submarine Flotilla
07.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Lt Cdr (Submarines), HMS Bonaventure, 14 Submarine Flotilla (operational training and preparation of X Craft for operations in the Far East, 1943-1945)
1945
-
1946
British Naval Liason Officer, to US 7 Fleet, Far East
15.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
Staff Officer to Senior Officer, Force S, HMS Tamar II, Far East
1946
-
1947
Deputy British Resident Naval Officer, Shanghai, China
07.1947
-
1948
[First Lieutenant?,] HMS Belfast
19.01.1948
-
1949
[First Lieutenant?,] HMS Duke of York
24.01.1949
-
1951
Staff Officer to V.Adm. Sir Reginald Portal, Flag Officer (Air) [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
1951
-
1952
Executive Officer, HMS Gambia, Mediterranean and East Indies Stations (including service at Port Said, Egypt, during period of unrest, Suez Canal Zone, 1951)
1953


Naval War College
26.01.1953
-
(05.1953)
Executive Officer, RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
1954
-
1956
Commanding Officer, HMS Boxer
24.05.1955
-
1958
Captain of the Fleet, Far East Fleet [HMS Terror] (Singapore)
1958
-
1960
Member of the Council of King George's Fund for Sailors
1959
-
1960
Deputy Director of Welfare and Service Conditions, Service Conditions and Fleet Supply Duties Division, Director General of Personal Services and Officer Appointmens Department, Admiralty
09.06.1960
-
1963
UK Member for the Military Agency for Standardisation (MAS), NATO
1962


Naval ADC to the Queen
Campaign Director, Hooker Craigmyle and Company Limited, 1963; appointed Director, Attlee Memorial Foundation, 1968.
Brown,
John Ronald Stewart
J.R.S. Brown J.R.S. Brown (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 30437))
Married D.M.E. Brown; ... children (son V.Adm. Sir David Worthington Brown).

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08.10.1900
Wakefield
-
22.05.1989
Cheltenham
S/Lt. ?
Lt. 15.06.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1930
Cdr. 31.12.1937
A/Capt. 01.1943?
Capt. 30.06.1944 (retd 23.08.1953)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946 New Year 46
07.02.1917
 
 
entered RN
10.04.1923
-
(01.1925)
First Lieutenant, L 33 (submarine) (China)
08.07.1926
-
(07.1927)
First Lieutenant, L 27 (submarine) (China)
30.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS L 11 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
27.09.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Marlborough (battleship)
01.05.1930
-
(01.1932)
HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
(10.1932)


Commanding Officer, HMS L 53 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
01.11.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Mackay (flotilla leader) (for submarines) (Home Fleet)
03.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
Commanding Officer, HMS L 71 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
21.08.1935
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Narwhal (submarine)
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
07.03.1938
-
(04.1939)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (for Fort Blockhouse) (and for duty with submarines)
20.06.1939
-
(02.1941)
Department of the Director of Naval Equipment, Admiralty [HMS President]
20.02.1942
-
(01.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship)
14.01.1943
-
(06.1944)
Chief Staff Officer (Materiel) to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot)]
10.04.1945
-
01.1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Empress (escort carrier)
01.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
14.10.1948
-
(05.1950)
Naval Attaché, Ankara (Turkey)
26.11.1951
-
14.06.1953
Captain of the Royal Ceylon Navy [HMS Highflyer]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Malcolm Hilary
M.H. Brown
12.07.1905
Oundle district, Huntingdonshire / Northamptonshire
-
30.01.1984
New Forest district, Hampshire / New Forst
...
...
Lt.
30.06.1927
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1935
Cdr.
31.12.1940 (retd 12.07.1955)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1954
New Year 54 [investiture 02.03.54]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
25.11.1942
Operations Style & Substance [investiture 12.05.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
13.02.1945
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
26.09.1940
Norway 04-06.40
...
-
...
...
08.07.1939
-
(04.)1940
Navigating Officer, HMS Aurora (cruiser)
29.08.1940
-
(02.)1941
Squadron Navigating Officer, 18th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)]
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
31.03.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Shippigan (Bangor class minesweeper) & Senior Officer, 16th Minesweeping Flotilla
27.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
Staff Officer (Plans) on staff of Commander-in-Cheff, East Indies Atation [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
...
-
...
...
04.02.1949
-
(05.1953)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
(1953)


Queen's Harbour Master, Plymouth
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Walter Leslie Mortimer
W.L.M. Brown
Son of Walter Brown (1854-), and Mary Eliza Mortimer (1873-).
From Cheltenham.

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04.01.1906
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire

-
01.10.1974
St John's, Antigua, West Indies
Midsh. 15.09.1925
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1928
S.Lt. 1928?, seniority 01.11.1927
Lt. 1929?, seniority 01.02.1929
Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1937
Cdr. 30.06.1940
Capt. 31.12.1948 (retd 07.01.1958)
Cdre. 2nd cl. < 04.1955
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.05.1952 Korea (up to 09.07.51)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 18.12.1945 seizing naval dockyard Hong Kong 08.45
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 28.06.1940 2nd Battle of Narvik [investiture 19.10.1943]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.09.1940 courage in recent engagements
Mention in Despatches MID 29.06.1951 Korea
Bronze Star Medal (US) BSM 15.02.1952 salvage Commonwealth aircraft 07.51
06.1924     entered RN
15.09.1925 - (07.1927) HMS Dragon (cruiser) (China)
05.01.1928 - (06.1928) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
27.04.1929 - (02.)1931 HMS Watchman (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
21.12.1931 - (09.1932) Acting Observer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
10.04.1933 - (07.1934) Observer, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (China)
04.06.1935   (02.1936) Observer, HMS Exeter (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
12.01.1937 - (09.1937) staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
10.01.1938 - (02.)1938 tactical course, HM Dockyard Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
26.03.1938 - (04.1939) Observer, HMS Warspite (battleship) & for Squadron duties, 1st Battle Squadron (Mediterranean)
(08.1939) - (09.1939) Fleet Air Arm
(04.1940) - 07.1940 Observer, HMS Warspite (battleship) (Norway, Mediterranean) *
[shot down in his reconnaissance aircraft off Tobruk]
07.1940 - 03.1943 POW in Italian captivity in 5 prison camps (c. 1942/43 Campo 5 in Gavi, Italy); was freed by a POW exchange in the Middle East
29.04.1943 - (12.)1943 Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.12.1943 - (06.)1944 Staff Officer (Plans) to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Duke of York (battleship)]
01.09.1944 - (10.)1944 Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans) to Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet [HMS Lanka (RN base, Ceylon)]
02.12.1944 - (07.)1945 Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans) to Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet [HMS Howe (battleship)]
10.07.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Swiftsure (cruiser)
[08.1945 Task Group Hong Kong]
19.07.1948 - (07.)1948 Tactical and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
19.07.1948 - (05.)1949 HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
12.1949 - (05.1951) Commanding Officer, HMS Cardigan Bay (frigate)
(05.1953)     HMNZS Hawea **
(07.1954) - (04.1955) Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [HMCS Bytown] **
(01.1956)     HMS President **
01.03.1956 - (01.1957) staff, Senior Officers' War Course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
Published: Inside an Italian prison camp. In: The Listener (13.05.1943; article)
* carried on on the books of HMS Warspite till 03.1943
** indexed, but not listed as such
Browne,
Hugh Christopher
H.C. Browne
28.11.1905
St Giles, London
-
06.11.1983
Southampton
Midsh.
15.09.1923
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.01.1926
Lt.
01.08.1928
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1936
Cdr.
30.06.1942
A/Capt.
09.1944?
Capt.
30.06.1946 (retd 07.07.1955)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
04.09.1945
services during European War
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.09.1941
TrygTkMrCampbellKotr
Distinguished Service Order DSO
05.05.1942
8 war patrols, 3 supply ships sunk
King Haakon VII's Liberty Cross (Norway) Hkn
26.08.1947
services to Norway
Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark) Dnbg
-
Danish King made Admiral 48
Education: RN Staff College, Greenwich (psc)
15.09.1923
-
(01.1925)
Midshipman, HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean)
16.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, Portsmouth
15.04.1929
-
(04.1930)
First Lieutenant, HMS H 31 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
01.09.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Iron Duke (battleship; sea-going gunnery firing ship)
30.11.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship, Portsmouth) (for submarines)
02.1932
-
(01.1934)
First Lieutenant, HMS Regulus (submarine) (Mediterranean)
25.02.1935
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMS L 53 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
22.08.1936
-
(08.1938)
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
05.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
01.10.1938
-
(02.1939)
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (4th Submarine Flotilla) (for submarines)
09.04.1939
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Regent (submarine)
11.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
Staff Officer (Operations), 1st Submarine Flotilla [HMS Medway (base for 1st Submarine Flotilla, Mediterranean, Alexandria & Beirut)]
05.01.1943
-
(08.1943)
HMS Ambrose (base for 9th Submarine Floitlla, Dundee)
24.08.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ambrose II (submarine base, Lerwick) (and for duty with submarines)
09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Naval Officer-in-Charge & Captain Coastal Forces, Lerwick [HMS Fox]
01.1946
-
(04.1946)
[Executive Officer?], HMS King George V (battleship)
12.03.1947
-
(07.1948)
Commanding Officer, HMS Maidstone & Captain (S/M) 7th Submarine Flotilla
25.10.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Dolphin (for Fort Blockhouse) (and as Captain (S/M) 5th Submarine Flotilla
15.12.1952
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport, Hants)
09.08.1954
-
04.04.1955
Commanding Officer, HMS Ocean (aircraft carrier)
Played rugby for Ireland, 1929.
Browne,
Robert Harold Percy
R.H.P. Browne  
Only son of the Ven. Thomas Robert Browne, Archdeacon of Ipswich, and Ellen Gertrude Browne, of Elmsett Rectory, Suffolk.

(03?).1918
St Pancras district, Greater London / London
-
24.05.1941
(MPK) [age 23]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 3]
Paym.Cadet
01.01.1936
Paym.Midsh.
01.01.1937
A/Paym.S.Lt.
01.01.1939
Paym.S.Lt.
01.09.1940
Mention in Despatches MID
28.06.1940
2nd Battle of Narvik
Education: Framingham College, Sussex (1931-1935)
06.10.1936
-
(04.)1939
for duty in Admiral's Office of Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station [HMS York (cruiser), later HMS Berwick (cruiser)]
01.06.1939
-
24.05.1941
for duty in office of Rear-Admiral/Vice­Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, aboard:
HMS Hood 01.06.1939 - 11.03.1940
HMS Renown 11.03.1940 - 13.04.1940
HMS Warspite 13.04.1940 - ??.04.1940
HMS Renown ??.04.1940 - 10.08.1940
HMS Hood 10.08.1940 - 24.05.1941
(2nd Battle of Narvik)
[missing, presumed killed when HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic]

Brownfield,
Leslie Newton
L.N. Brownfield L.N. Brownfield
L.N. Brownfield L.N. Brownfield
L.N. Brownfield L.N. Brownfield 

Younger son (with one brother & two sisters) of Dr. Harry Munyard Brownfield (1861-1929), and Gertrude Maria Fearis (1867-1934).
Married (27.08.1929, Sliema, Malata) Sylvia Kathleen Dore (1904-1976), younger daughter of Mr & Mrs J.A. Lammas Dore, of Regent's Park; two sons.

29.12.1901
Petersfield, Hampshire
-
28.07.1968
Petersfield, Hampshire
Midsh.
05.1918?
S.Lt.
15.05.1922
Lt.
15.06.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1931
Cdr.
30.06.1937
A/Capt.
04.08.1942
Capt.
31.12.1942
Cdre. 2nd cl.
06.1949
R.Adm.
08.07.1952
V.Adm.
22.04.1955 (retd 1957)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
10.06.1954
HM's birthday 54 [investiture 09.11.54]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
01.01.1951
New Year 51 [investiture 07.11.51]
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
Burma Star Bur St
-
& clasp
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953 CorM 53
-
-
Education: Bedales Junior House, Dunhurst; Stubbington House preparatory school, Fareham; HMS Conway (1915-1917); RN College, Dartmouth (1917-1918)
05.1918
-
1919
HMS Ajax (battleship)
1919
-
1920
HMS Zinnia (sloop)
1920
-
1922
HMS Ajax (battleship)
1922
-
1923
Cambridge University
10.09.1923
-
(01.)1925
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (in lieu of a S.Lt.)
1925
-
1925
First Lieutenant & Navigating Officer, HMS Forres (twin-screw minesweeper)
24.09.1925
-
(02.)1927
qualifying for gunnery duties, RN College Greenwich & from 1926 HMS Excellent
07.06.1927
-
(06.)1928
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
1928
-
1929
Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
25.06.1929
-
(04.)1930
Gunnery Officer, HMS X1 (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla, Mediterranean)
26.06.1930
-
(02.)1931
Gunnery Officer, HMS Champion (gunnery and torpedo school cruiser, Portsmouth)
15.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
Squadron Gunnery Officer & Senior Staff Officer, 5th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Wallace (flotilla leader)] (Home Fleet)
12.01.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
16.01.1934
-
(11.1934)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
15.01.1935
-
(02.)1935
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
26.05.1935
-
09.07.1937
lent to RAN (Exchange Officer):
26.05.1935
-
03.07.1935
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to Australia per SS Orsova)
04.07.1935
-
09.07.1937
Gunnery Officer, HMAS Canberra (cruiser) & as Squadron Gunnery Officer, HM Australia Squadron
10.07.1937
-
1937
passage to UK per SS Strahnaver
17.11.1937
-
10.01.1939
Staff Officer (Operations) & Squadron Gunnery Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron [HMS Royal Oak (battleship)] (Home Fleet)
11.01.1939
-
(02.)1941
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commodore, Malaya [HMS Terror, renamed 01.01.1940 HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore)]
25.01.1939
-
(02.)1941
also: Naval Attaché to Thailand (Bangkok, non-resident)
16.09.1941
-
04.08.1942
Executive Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship)
04.08.1942
-
01.1943
Comanding Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship)
(02.1943)
 
  
no appointment listed
11.02.1943
-
12.1943
Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Commanding, West Africa [HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
12.1943
-
(01?).1945
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Eastern Mediterranean [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
1945
-
1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Apollo (minelayer)
12.09.1946
-
05.01.1949
Captain, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
06.1949
-
1951
Commodore-in-Charge, Hong Kong & Commodore Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
08.01.1952
 -
08.07.1952
also: Naval ADC to the King
10.1952
-
25.01.1954
President of Admiralty Interview Board [RN College, Dartmouth, HMS Britannia]
31.03.1954
-
(01.)1957
Admiral Superintendent Devonport Dockyard [HMS Drake]
Browning,
Hugh Waters Shelley
H.W.S. Browning
04.01.1901
Colworth, Bedford, Bedfordshire
-
03.01.1997
Bournemouth, Hampshire
Midsh.
01.11.1918 (backdated?)
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.01.1921
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
15.01.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.01.1931
Cdr.
31.12.1937
Capt.
31.12.1942 (retd 12.09.1952)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.06.1945
Operation Hotbed (N Russian convoy 02.45)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthdday 41
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
defence Channel convoy
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1943
Force Q service against Italian convoy Mediterranean
Mention in Despatches MID
17.04.1945
minelaying attack enemy convoy Norway 01.45
01.11.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Tiger (battlecruiser)
01.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
First Lieutenant, HMS H 31 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
08.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Sesame (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
31.12.1928
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 34 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
01.01.1930
-
(01.1932)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
02.05.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht)
04.01.1934
-
(07.1935)
Staff Officer (Operations), HMS Medway (submarine depot ship)
25.02.1936
-
(02.1938)
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
03.02.1938
-
(06.1938)
Commander, HMS Effingham (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
04.07.1938
-
(08.1939)
Operations Division, Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Atherstone (destroyer)
06.11.1940
-
(1942)
HMS Blencathra (destroyer)
14.04.1942
-
21.01.1943
HMAS Quiberon (destroyer)
01.03.1943
-
10.1943
Commanding Officer, Rosyth Escort Force [HMS Cochrane]
18.10.1943
-
09.1944
Maintenance Captain (Coastal Forces), Nore (Chatham) [HMS Pembroke]
09.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Onslow (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 17th Destroyer Flotilla
(04.1946)


Commanding Officer, HMS Cossack (destroyer) *
05.01.1949
-
(05.1950)
Director-Captain, Junior Officers War Course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
08.01.1952
-
08.07.1952
Naval ADC to the King / Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brownrigg,
Cecil Donald
C.D. Brownrigg
Married Valerie (née ...).

22.10.1918
-
02.09.1986
Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Cadet
01.05.1937
Midsh.
01.05.1938
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1940
S.Lt.
01.08.1939
Lt.
16.07.1941
A/Lt.Cdr.
10.1945?
Lt.Cdr.
04.08.1949, seniority 16.07.1949 (retd 22.10.1963)
39-45 St
-
-

Atlantic Star

Atl St
-
-

Africa Star

Afr St
-
-
Pacific Star Pac St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
01.05.1937
-
30.04.1938
special entry cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
01.05.1938
-
(06.)1938
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
30.06.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
01.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
promotion course, Portsmouth
22.08.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Cossack (destroyer)
(12.)1941
 -
(02.)1943 
no appointment listed
[possibly seriously wounded at the loss of HMS Cossack in Oct 1941]
21.04.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Stalker (escort carrier)
30.09.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Dundonald II (Combined Operations training establishment, Auchengate)
03.1945
-
(07.)1945
HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
10.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Colossus (aircraft carrier)
(07.1948)


HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
28.07.1948
-
15.12.1948
HMAS Glory (additional; for HMAS Sydney (light cruiser)) [lent to RAN]
16.12.1948
-
23.08.1950
HMAS Sydney (light cruiser) [lent to RAN]
25.09.1950
-
?
HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal and radar establishment, Portsdown, Portsmouth)
17.11.1952
-
(07.)1954
HMS Boxer (radar training ship)
25.10.1954
-
(01.1956)
Admiralty [HMS President (for miscellaneous duties)]
(01.1957)
 
 
Navigation and Direction Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
19.01.1959
-
(07.1961)
Naval Provost Marshal, Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(02.1963)
 
 
Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brownrigg,
Sir Henry John Studholme
H.J.S. Brownrigg

Son of Col. Henry John Studholme Brownrigg, late Rifle Brigade, and Alicia Studholme Brownrigg. Married (07.12.1912, St Peter's, Branley Gardens) Eileen Amy Norah, daughter of G.P. Kinahan.

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03.09.1882
Murree, India
-
24.01.1943
(KIA a/b SS Ville de Tamative) [age 60]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 1, column 1]
Cadet
15.07.1896
Midsh.
15.02.1898
A/S.Lt.
03.09.1901?
S.Lt.
24.11.1902, seniority 03.09.1901
Lt.
03.06.1903, seniority 03.03.1902
Cdr.
31.12.1913
Capt.
31.12.1918
R.Adm.
15.05.1930
V.Adm.
20.07.1935
Adm.
15.05.1939 (retd 1939?)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
16.02.1942
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
11.05.1937
HM's coronation
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
03.06.1933
HM's birthday 33
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.09.1916
*

China Medal (1900), 1914/15 Star, Victory Medal; Order of St. Stanislas, 2nd class (with swords) (Russia) (05.06.1917)

* "Commander Brownrigg took charge of and conducted the operations in connection with dealing with fires and repairs to damage by shell. He was continually in positions of greatest danger, and where the conditions were most trying to the nerves. His example inspired all those under him, and he was largely instrumental in keeping the ship in effective fighting condition to the end of the action, notwithstanding the severe damage from shell fire."

1900


HMS Endymion
1916


served at Battle of Jutland, 1916 (despatches, DSO, Order of St Stanislas of Russia)
13.08.1917
-
(01.1919)
Gunnery Officer on Staff of V.Adm. T.D.W. Napier [HMS Courageous (battlecruiser)]
01.07.1922
-
(08.1923)
Flag Captain, HMS Lowestoft (light cruiser) & as Chief of Staff, Africa Station
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
1925


Deputy Director of the Gunnery Division, Naval Staff
1926
-
1927
Director of the Gunnery Division, Naval Staff
22.04.1927
-
1929
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Impregnable]
15.04.1929
-
(04.)1930
Commanding Officer, HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
1931


Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance
01.10.1931
-
(09.1932)
for miscellaneous service at Admiralty [HMS President]
23.03.1933
-
1935
Rear-Admiral Commanding 3rd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Delhi]
(07.1935)


no appointment listed
1935


Vice-Admiral (Base) Mediterranean
14.02.1936
-
(10.)1938
Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President I]
09.01.1939
-
01.12.1939
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
1940
-
1941
commanded Home Guard, Chatham Area
(04.)1940
-
(12.)1941
Director of Greenwich Hospital
16.02.1942
-
24.01.1943
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
Brownrigg,
John George Plunket
"Jack"
J.G.P. Brownrigg

Son of Robert Graham Plunket Brownrigg (1859-1937), clergyman, and Mary Margaret McAllum (born 1874).
Married Rhona Smellie, of Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire; one son.
26.11.1903
Lechlade, Faringdon district, Gloucestershire
-
24.04.1941
(MPK) [age 37]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
Midsh.
15.09.1921
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1924
S.Lt.
14.07.1925, seniority 15.10.1924
Lt.
15.12.1926
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1934
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth
11.04.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Capetown (light cruiser)
10.04.1924
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.07.1925
-
(07.1927) HMS Snapdragon (sloop) (Atlantic Fleet)
16.12.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Walker (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
21.02.1930
-
(01.1932)
First Lieutenant, HMS Moorhen (shallow draught steamer for river service / gunboat) (China)
03.09.1932
-
(08.)1934
First Lieutenant, HMS Westminster (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
21.08.1934
-
(02.)1936
Executive Officer, HMS Forester (destroyer) [ship commissioned 23.04.1935]
09.04.1936
-
22.05.1936
London Depot RAN (additional; for passage to Australia per SS Nestor) [lent to RAN]
23.05.1936
-
23.09.1936
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria) [lent to RAN]
24.09.1936
-
16.05.1938
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria) (for charge of New Entry School) [lent to RAN]
17.05.1938
-
06.1938
passage to UK per "Strathallan" & "Chitral"
(06.)1938
-
(08.)1938
no appointment listed
06.09.1938
-
24.05.1941
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
[missing, presumed killed when ship was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic]
Brownrigg,
John Studholme
J.S. Brownrigg
Son of ... Brownrigg, and ... Kinahan.
31.03.1916
Kensington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
01.11.1972
New Forest district, Hampshire
Cadet
01.01.1933
Midsh.
01.01.1934
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1936
Lt.
16.08.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr.
16.06.1946 (General List 01.01.1957) (retd 28.04.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.11.1944
German evacuation Le Havre
Mention in Despatches MID
26.09.1940
Norwegian coast 04-06.40
(01.1934)
-
(07.1935)
no appointment listed
04.01.1937
-
(07.1937)
promotion course, Portsmouth
09.1937
-
(04.1940)
HMS Aurora (cruiser)
17.09.1940
-
09.1942
HMS King George V (battleship)
27.09.1942
-
10.1943
HMS Woodpecker (sloop)
25.10.1943
-
12.1943
HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA)
07.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Retalick (frigate)
05.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Veryan Bay (frigate)
01.04.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Hornbill (RN Air Station, Culham, Abbingdon)
Brownrigg,
Thomas Marcus
T.M. Brownrigg (Source: http://www.transdiffusion.org/emc/visionon/blithe.php)

Son of Col H.J.W. Brownrigg and Evelyn
Huleatt.
Married (1926) Joyce, daughter of Sidney Chiesman; one son, one daughter.
08.07.1902
Woolwich, London
-
09.10.1967
[Finchampstead, Berks ?]
Midsh.
1919
A/S.Lt.
30.07.1922?
S.Lt.
15.08.1923, seniority 30.07.1922
Lt.
30.08.1923
Lt.Cdr.
30.08.1931
Cdr.
31.12.1936
Capt.
31.12.1942 (retd 08.07.1952)
Cdre. 1st cl.
29.04.1950 till 1952
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
21.12.1943
Operation Husky
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune
Mention in Despatches MID
20.04.1943
Operation Torch
15.08.1923
-
(01.1925)
First Lieutenant, HMS Scarab (gunboat) (China)
08.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
Navigating Officer, HMS Bryony (sloop) (Mediterranean)
27.07.1929
-
(08.1929)
First Lieutenant, HMS Carstairs (minesweeper) (Devonport)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
22.07.1930
-
(01.1932)
Navigating Officer, 6th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Montrose (flotilla leader), later: HMS Campbell (flotilla leader)] (Atlantic Fleet)
04.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
staff, Portsmouth Navigation School [HMS Dryad]
1933


RN Staff Course
28.12.1933
-
(07.1935)
Navigating Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
21.12.1935
-
(02.1937)
Navigating Officer, HMS Cairo (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
15.05.1937
-
(06.1938)
Commander of Dockyard and King's Harbour Master and Deputy Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Singapore [HMS Terror II]
(08.1938)
-
(04.1939)
no appointment listed
03.07.1939
-
(02.1941)
Navigating Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship) & since 11.1939 Master of the Fleet to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (later [1942?] at HMS Nile)
06.07.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS President
01.01.1943
-
(08.)1943
Staff Officer (Plans), Naval Commander Expeditionary Force (Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham) [HMS Hannibal]
(10.1943)


no appointment listed
04.11.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Scylla (cruiser); 06 1944 also Flag Captain, Naval Commander Eastern Task Force (Normandy landings)
03.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Rattray)
09.10.1945
-
(04.)1946
HMS Theseus
1947


Imperial Defence College
1948
-
1949
Director of Plans, Admiralty Naval Staff
29.04.1950
-
1952
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo]
08.01.1952
-
08.07.1952
Naval ADC to the Queen
General Manager, Bracknell New Town Development Corporation, 1952. General Manager Associated Rediffusion, Ltd, 1954-1963. Director: Rediffusion (Holdings) Ltd; Keith Prowse Music Publishing Co.; TV Publications Ltd.
 
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