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Clarabut,
Guy Stewart Chetwode
G.S.C. Clarabut
Son of Maj.Gen. Reginald Blaxland Clarabut, CB (1893-1977), and Mary S. Gill.
Brother of Lt. (A) David Stewart Clarabut, DSC, RNVR.
Married (1942) Stella Strachan-Smith; one son, one daughter.

19.09.1919
India
-
03.2002
Shorne, near Gravesend, Medway district, Kent
Cadet
01.01.1937
Midsh.
01.01.1938
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1940
Lt.
16.11.1940
A/Lt.Cdr.
11.1945?
Lt.Cdr.
16.11.1948
Cdr.
31.12.1952 (retd 20.09.1955; own request)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.10.1943
sinking "Marcello" class submarine [investiture 19.11.46]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
18.12.1945
war patrols Far East 08.44-08.45 [investiture 19.11.46]
Mention in Despatches MID
30.06.1942
8 war patrols 06.41-03.42
Education: Cheltenham College
01.01.1937
-
31.12.1937
special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1938
-
(06.)1938
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Home Fleet)
30.06.1938
-
(09.1939)
HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
30.09.1940
-
(10.)1940
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
16.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee) (for submarines)
15.04.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Thrasher (submarine)
10.01.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Traveller (submarine)
(02.1943)
 
 
submarine Commanding Officer's course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
21.05.1943
-
(08.)1943
HMS Medway II (submarine base, 1st Submarine Flotilla, Beirut) (spare submarine Commanding Officer)
(07.1943)


Commanding Officer, HMS Trooper (submarine) (Mediteranean) (temporarily)
15.09.1943
-
01.12.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Taurus (submarine)
01.12.1943
-
01.02.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Rorqual (submarine)
01.02.1944
-
16.04.1944
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, 3rd Submarine Flotilla) (Holy Loch)
16.04.1944
-
(10.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Stygian (submarine) (Trincomalee, Ceylon)
11.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sentinel (submarine)
14.09.1947
-
(05.)1949
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for instructional duties)
07.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Stalker
(05.1953)
 
 
no appointment listed
31.08.1953
-
(04.1955)
Undersurface Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Joined in 1955 the family business, the London and Rochester Trading Company, which eventually he turned into Crescent Shipping; he also became a director of Hays Wharf. Deputy Lieutenant, Kent.
Clare,
Reginald William
R.W. Clare

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27.10.1907
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
-
died between 08.1989 and 12.1991 ??, or (06?).1961
Winchester district, Hamsphire
Seaman
? [J108292]
A/Gnr. (T)
01.04.1938
Gnr. (T)
?, seniority 01.04.1938
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
01.08.1945, seniority 31.12.1940
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1948 (retd 27.10.1952)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
(06.1938)


no appointment listed
12.07.1938
-
(06.1940)
HMS Grenade (destroyer)
17.06.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Kelvin (destroyer)
31.07.1941
-
(02.)1943
HMS Penn (destroyer)
(06.1943)


no appointment listed
07.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Undine (destroyer)
(12.1943)
-
(06.)1944
promotion course, Portsmouth
05.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Speaker (escort carrier)
06.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS St Angelo (for miscellaneous duties)
12.05.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Goldcrest
Claridge,
Gilbert Palmer

G.P. Claridge

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08.01.1900
Lambeth, London
-
15.02.1984
Plymouth, Devon
Cdr.
31.12.1934
Capt.
30.06.1942 (retd)
10.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for submarines)
(02.1941)


HMS Shoreham
29.12.1941
-
(08.1942)
Staff of Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot)] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
* (08.1942) indicated as posted from 29.12.1942; should probably be 1941.
Clark,
Ivo Thomas

I.T. Clark
Son of James William Clark (1867-), and Bessie Stumbles (1866-).
Married ((06?).1927, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Ella Madeline Cousins (born 1900).
Married Katherine Yvonne Harvey (1910-1987); one son.

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26.04.1903
Gillingham, Medway district, Kent
-
15.01.1980
Kippen, Stirlingshire
S.Lt.
30.05.1924
Lt.
30.07.1926
Lt.Cdr.
30.07.1934 (retd 26.02.1948)
A/Cdr.
> 02.1943, < 06.1943
Cdr. (retd)
26.02.1948 (reverted to retd 03.02.1949)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1942
New Year 42 [investiture 22.09.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
25.06.1940
Norwegian coast
15.01.1917     entered RN
... - ... ...
16.08.1928 - (08.)1929 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
... - ... ...
15.06.1939
-
08.11.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Vimy (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
09.11.1939
-
10.01.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Eclipse (destroyer)
03.04.1942
-
(01.)1945
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
07.07.1945
-
(04.)1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Reaper (escort carrier)
15.07.1946
-
(07.1948)
Department of the Chief of Naval Information, Admiralty [HMS President]
 
Clark,
James Ernest

J.E. Clark
Brother of Capt. Edward Burling Clark, RNR. Two other brothers were Alfred Gordon Clark (died as Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Myrtle 14.06.1940), and Reginald Clark (served Merchant Navy).
12.05.1907
Birkenhead district
-
09.01.1976
Marldon, Paignton
Prob. S.Lt. RNR
31.07.1931
S.Lt. RNR
23.12.1931, seniority 31.07.1931
Lt. RNR
31.07.1933
Lt. (Supplementary List)
24.04.1937, seniority 12.05.1932
Lt.
1938?, seniority 12.05.1932
Lt.Cdr.
12.05.1939 (retd 12.05.1952)
A/Cdr.
15.07.1944?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
03.06.1941
beachmaster withdrawal Greece
Mention in Despatches MID
14.08.1945
relief of Greece
28.02.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS H 33 (submarine) *
11.11.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Shark (submarine)
12.05.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
12.04.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Hussar (minesweeper)
11.01.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Terror (monitor)
(1941)


HMS York (cruiser)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
30.01.1943
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Ilfracombe (minesweeper)
04.11.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Larne (minesweeper)
15.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sylvia (minesweeper)
19.05.1948
-
(05.)1949
HMS Lochinvar
17.05.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cumberland
* (01.1934) - (07.1935) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Clark,
Michael Gardiner
M.G. Clark (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeremy Clark) M.G. Clark (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeremy Clark)
Brother of S.Lt. Derek Gardiner Clark, SANFV.
22.02.1922
Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa
-
16.07.2011

Johannesburg, South Africa

Cadet 01.01.1940
Midsh. 01.09.1940
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1942
S.Lt. 1942?, seniority 01.12.1941
Lt. 01.09.1943 (retd 1946/47?)
01.01.1940 - 01.09.1940 special entry cadet, RN College, Dartmouth
01.09.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Nigeria (light cruiser)
06.1941 - (12.)1941 HMS Eskimo (destroyer)
12.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Nigeria (light cruiser)
(06.)1942 - (12.)1942 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
12.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Medway II (base, 1st Submarine Flotilla, Beirut)
13.05.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Parthian (submarine)
(10.1943)     HMS Taurus (submarine) *
27.10.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Tally-Ho (submarine)
04.11.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Port Bannatyne)
06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Wolfe (submarine depot ship)
10.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Totem (submarine)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clark,
Paul Wilson

P.W. Clark P.W. Clark
10.10.1911
-
13.08.1984
Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Prob. Midsh. RNR
27.11.1929
Midsh. RNR
1930/31?, seniority 27.11.1929
A/S.Lt. RNR
10.10.1932
S/Lt. RNR
07.02.1937
Lt. RNR
07.03.1937
Prob. Lt.
1937, seniority 10.10.1935
A/Lt.
1937/38?, seniority 10.10.1935
Lt.
20.08.1938, seniority 10.10.1935
Lt.Cdr.
10.10.1943 (retd 10.10.1956; age)
A/Cdr.
> 05.1953, < 04.1955
Hon. Cdr.
?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy, 06.44) [investiture 13.11.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
10.07.1945
Operations Arakan coast 12.44-03.45 [award posted]
28.12.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
(07.1937)


short course of instruction
27.12.1937
-
(02.)1939
HMS Fitzroy (surveying ship)
23.02.1939
-
(08.)1939
HMS Scott (surveying ship)
29.09.1939
-
30.04.1940
HMS Bittern (sloop) (in lieu of specialist Navigation Officer) [sunk by German aircraft at Namsos]
27.05.1940
-
(12.)1941
HMS Seabelle II, from [1941?] HMS Seabelle (RN base, Persian Gulf) (in lieu of specialist Navigation Officer)
12.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Endeavour (survey vessel; depot ship for boom defence vessels, Singapore; to Colombo & Red Sea, then surveys)
(02.1943)
-
(06.1943)
HMS Endeavour (survey vessel) *
14.07.1943
-
(10.)1944
HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary), from c. 12.1943: HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (for Combined Operations Pilotage Parties (COPP))
(06.1944)


Combined Operations Pilotage Party (COPP) 1
11.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Hathi (RN depot, Delhi, India) (in lieu of specialist Navigation Officer)
12.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
20.10.1947
-
(07.1948)
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
17.01.1949
-
(05.1949)
Executive Officer, HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
15.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
Executive Officer, HMS Perseus (aircraft maintenance ship)
(05.1953)


HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
09.03.1954
-
(01.1956)
Boom Defence Depot, Singapore [HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clark,
Sidney Gregory
"Greg"

S.G. Clark (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Sidney Wheelhouse Clark (1884-1929), and Emily Kelty.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).

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12.06.1916
Oldham, Lancashire
-
20.08.2011
Gosport [?], Hampshire
Schoolm. Candidate 02.01.1938
Schoolm. (Warrant Rank) 1939?, seniority 02.01.1938
A/Schoolm. (CWO) (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) 18.06.1945
Instr.Lt. 17.09.1946, seniority 01.04.1943
Instr.Lt.Cdr. 31.12.1952 (retd 12.06.1971)
Instr.Cdr. (Hon.) ?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1967 New Year 67
(02.1938)     short course of instruction
23.05.1938 - (04.)1940 HMS Ganges (training estabishment, Shotley Gate, Ipswich, Suffolk)
01.04.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Impregnable (boys' training establishment, St Budeaux)
(12.1940)     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
27.12.1940 - 12.11.1942 HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship) (torpedoed & sunk by U-515 off Morocco)
30.12.1942 - (10.)1944 HMS Gosling (new entry training establishment, Risley, nr Warrington, Lancashire)
05.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
01.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley Gate, Ipswich, Suffolk)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clarke,
Arthur Wellesley
A.W. Clarke A.W. Clarke (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 6897))
Son of late Captain Sir Arthur Wellesley Clarke, KCVO, KBE, and Lady Clarke.
Married (1926) Kate Cicely Lance; one son.

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16.04.1898
-
03.01.1985
Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Midsh. 1914
A/Lt. 15.10.1918
Lt. ?, seniority 15.10.1918
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1926
Cdr. 31.12.1932
Capt. 30.06.1939 (retd 01.10.1948)
Cdre. 1st cl. 01.1944
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1947 New Year 47 [investiture 20.07.48]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.03.1943 action with escort convoy North Russia 31.12.42 [investiture 09.07.46]
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 05.11.1946 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 1915 Gallipoli
Education: Merton Court Preparatory School; RN Colleges, Osborne (1910-1912) & Dartmouth (1912-1914); Emmanuel College, Cambridge University (6 months 1919).
01.1911     entered RN
02.08.1914  - 1916  mobilized, HMS Implacable (Dardanelles, 1915 (despatches))
1916 - ? HMS Royal Oak (Battle of Jutland, 1916; Atlantic and North Sea convoys)
(01.1919)     HMS President
      HMS P 14 (escort vessel)
      HMS Maenad (destroyer)
      HMS Swift (destroyer)
      HMS Badminton (minesweeper)
15.10.1921 - (08.1923) Navigating Officer, HMS Triad (special service vessel) (Persian Gulf)
12.05.1924 - (01.1925) Navigating Officer, HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (temporary)
23.05.1925 - (05.)1926 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
28.09.1926 - (07.)1927 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
09.08.1927 - (06.)1928 Navigating Officer, HMS Calypso (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
13.10.1928 - (08.1929) Staff Officer (Operations) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
(04.1930)     no appointment listed
01.05.1930 - (08.)1930 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for special service)
16.10.1930 - (05.1933) Navigating Officer, HMNZS Diomede (cruiser) & as Squadron Navigating Officer, New Zealand Station
(06.1933)     no appointment listed
01.01.1934 - (02.)1936 Naval Assistant Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence [HMS President]
(02.1937)     no appointment listed
01.03.1937 - (02.)1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Penzance (escort vessel) (Africa)
(06.1938)     no appointment listed
18.07.1938 - (04.)1939 Executive Officer, HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Home Fleet)
(08.1939)     no appointment listed
09.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS President (for duty in the War Cabinet Office)
20.07.1940 - (02.)1941 an Assistant Naval Attaché, Washington, DC [HMS President]
01.08.1941 - 01.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Sheffield (cruiser) (Atlantic, North Russian and Malta convoys, N African landings and Barents Sea battle)
01.1943 - (12.1943) Chief of Staff to Governor and Commander-in-Chief Malta [HMS St Angelo] (later also Naval Liaison Officer to Commander, 8th Army)
01.1944 - (04.)1946 Chief of Staff to Head of British Admiralty Delegation USA [HMS Saker]
21.01.1947 - 04.1948 Commanding Officer, HMS Ocean (aircraft carrier)
15.09.1948 - 01.04.1957 Chief of Naval Information, Admiralty [HMS President]
Vice­President: King George's Fund for Sailors; Younger Brother, Trinity House.
Clarke,
John Osborn
J.O. Clarke

Later known as: Osborn-Clarke, John.
Married ...; one son.
?
-
09.12.2013
Bristol
[aged 88]
... ...
Midsh. 01.01.1944
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1954 (retd)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Virago
... - ... ...
Clarke,
[Sir] Marshal Llewelyn
M.L. Clarke
Son of late Sir Marshal James Clarke, KCMG.
Married (1922) Ina Leonora (whom he divorced, 1940), daughter of J.G. Edwards; two sons.

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09.05.1887
-
08.04.1959
A/S.Lt. 15.12.1906?
S.Lt. 26.07.1907, seniority 15.12.1906
Lt. 30.06.1909
Lt.Cdr. 30.06.1917
Cdr. 30.06.1922
Capt. 30.06.1929
Cdre. 2nd cl. 31.07.1936?
R.Adm. 05.01.1940
V.Adm. 03.04.1943
Adm. 16.10.1945 (retd 11?.1945)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 31.03.1916 services in patrol cruiser
Letter of Appreciation LoA - escorting first Canadian convoy 01.40
Education: Cordwalles, Maidenhead; HMS Britannia.
15.05.1902     joined RN
1914 - 1918 served European War
08.09.1918 - (01.1919) Navigating Officer, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)
30.12.1924 - (01.1925) Executive Officer, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
11.1925 - (07.1927) RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(08.1929)     no appointment listed
19.12.1929 - (04.1930) Commanding Officer, HMS Concord (cruiser) (signal school cruiser, Portsmouth)
05.01.1931 - (02.1931) tactical course [HMS Victory]
28.03.1931 - (01.)1933 Deputy Director, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.05.1933 - (03.)1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Campbell (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 6th Destroyer Flotilla (Home Fleet)
27.05.1935 - (02.)1936 Commanding Officer, HMS Faulknor (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 6th Destroyer Flotilla (Home Fleet)
31.07.1936 - (08.)1938 Commodore, Malaya, and in charge of Naval Establishments at Singapore [HMS Terror II]
(10.1938)     no appointment listed
25.01.1939 - (04.)1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
16.05.1939 - 01.01.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
(02.1940)     no appointment listed
(03.1940) - (04.1940) Admiralty [HMS President] *
21.04.1940 - 05.10.1940 Rear Admiral, Second-in-Command, 18th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Sheffield (cruiser), from 05.05.1940 HMS Southampton (cruiser)]
30.11.1940 - 08.11.1945 Admiral Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clarkson,
Geoffrey Archibald
G.A. Clarkson
Son of William Archibald Clarkson, and Eleanor Jane Mary Webb.
Married Essie Isabel Bruce-Porter (1897?-1982); three sons.
07.01.1888
Blaby, Leicestershire
-
21.05.1981
Southampton, Hampshire
T/Instr.Lt.
?
Instr.Lt.
21.02.1914?
Instr.Lt.Cdr.
21.02.1922
Instr.Cdr.
21.02.1930
Instr.Capt.
01.10.1933 (retd 07.01.1943)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
> 07.1937
< 02.1938
?
Education: BA
29.05.1920


transferred to Permanent List (dated 21.02.1916)
15.04.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Resolution (battleship)
?
-
(01.1925)
undergoing short course of instruction
?
-
(07.1927)
Head of Navigation Department, RN College, Dartmouth
14.05.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
08.09.1930
-
(10.1930)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.01.1931
-
(01.1932)
Fleet Education Officer, Atlantic Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)] [accommodated in HMS Repulse]
05.05.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Erebus (monitor; cadet training ship and turret drill ship, Devonport)
25.08.1933
-
(02.)1936
Deputy Superintendent of Naval Examinations, Education Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
30.04.1936
-

Fleet Education Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Warspite (battleship)]
(06.1938)
-
(08.1938)
no appointment listed
27.08.1938
-
(08.)1942
Professor of Navigation, RN College, Greenwich (and as Dean of College) [HMS President]
04.09.1942
-
(04.1946)
RN Engineering College, Keyham (redesignated: RN Engineering College, Devonport)
Clay,
Richard George Ralph
R.G.R. Clay
Son of J. Clay, CBE, FRCS, and ... Walton, of Newcastle.
Married 1st ((09?).1939, New Forest district, Hampshire) Pamela Kay, daughter of C.W. Kay, of Lymington, Hampshire..
Married 2nd ((06?).1949, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) ... Gittings (née Campbell).
31.08.1915
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland / Tyne and Wear
-
14.08.1991
Tower Hamlets district, London
Cadet
01.01.1933
Midsh.
01.09.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1936
S.Lt.
01.05.1936
Lt.
01.04.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1946 (retd 27.09.1957)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
13.06.1957
HM's birthday 57: Suez
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.01.1933
-
09.08.1933
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
10.08.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
05.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Barham (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1936
-
30.08.1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
promotion course, Portsmouth
15.04.1937
-
(04.)1939
HMS Hardy (flotilla leader, 2nd Destroyer Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
18.08.1939
-
18.09.1939
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
19.09.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Kandahar (destroyer) (despatches)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
03.1942
-
(06.)1943
Executive Officer, HMS Porcupine (destroyer)
(08.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
24.08.1943
-
01.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Holderness (destroyer)
14.01.1944
-
06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Haydon (destroyer)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
12.02.1948
-
(05.1949)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
10.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Mull of Galloway
10.02.1953
-
(07.)1954
HMS Ranpura (repair ship) (Malta)
02.12.1954
-
(1957)
Assistant Naval Attaché, Cairo (resident in Port Said) [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cleave,
Hugh Latimer

H.L. Cleave
Married ((09?).1933, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Peggy Elizabeth W. Hill (? - 1990); one daughter, one son.
11.02.1910
Exeter district, Devon
-
18.11.2010
Crudwell, Cotswolds, Wiltshire
Sg.Lt. 17.01.1933
08.02.1935, seniority 17.01.1932
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 17.01.1938
A/Sg.Cdr. 27.04.1940?
Sg.Capt. 30.06.1955 (retd 11.02.1967)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 10.06.1967 HM's birthday 67 [investiture 19.07.67]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 16.07.1946 POW in Far East
Mention in Despatches MID 24.04.1940 for zeal, enterprise, and devotion to duty in ordering his sick bay from a state of chaos, and for his skilful and untiring care of the wounded
Education: FRCS Eng (1935) , MRCS, LRCP Lond (06.05.1931).
Resident Medical Officer, Putey Hospital. Casualty Officer, Bristol General Hospital.
03.04.1933 - (02.)1935 HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(07.1935)     no appointment listed
07.12.1935 - (02.)1936 HMS Maine (hospital ship)
(08.1936) - (10.1936) short course of instruction
30.10.1936 - (10.1938) RN Hospital, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
02.01.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Nelson (battleship) (despatches)
27.04.1940 - 12.1941 in charge of Naval Hospital, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar] (captured)
12.1941 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity (at Shinagawa camp near Tokyo; Surgeon-in-Charge Allied POW Hospital Tokyo 1944-45) (OBE)
15.05.1946 - (07.)1948 RN Hospital, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
13.08.1948 - (05..1949) HMS Vanguard
20.01.1950 - (05.1950) RN Hospital, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
30.09.1952 - (04.1955) RN Hospital, Haslar [HMS Victory]
(01.1956)     no appointment listed
28.01.1957 - (01.1959) Naval Medical Officer of Health for Mediterranean Station, RN Hospital Malta [HMS Phoenicia]
(07.1961)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
09.10.1961 - (02.1964) RN Hospital, Plymouth [HMS Drake] (CBE )
17.10.1961 - 11.02.1967 also: Honorary Surgeon to the Queen
Fellow, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain.
Clegg,
Ian Mosley
I.M. Clegg
27.09.1912
-
29.09.2003
Mid Warwickshire
Prob. S.Lt. RNR
04.04.1938
S.Lt. RNR
04.04.1938, seniority 01.10.1937
Prob. S.Lt.
04.04.1938
Lt.
23.01.1940, seniority 27.09.1936
Lt.Cdr.
> 06.1944, seniority 27.12.1943
Capt.
31.12.1954 (retd 12.09.1964)
Companion of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
31.12.1977
New Year 78
Mention in Despatches MID
10.11.1942
Operation Pedestal (Gibraltar-Malta convoy 08.42)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
New Year 43
(06.1938)
-
(10.1938)
no appointment listed
11.01.1939
-
(04.)1939
HMS Eclipse (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
25.04.1939
-
(08.)1942
HMS Fury (destroyer)
21.11.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Wolverine (destroyer)
05.1943
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Malcolm (destroyer)
09.10.1943
-
1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Wolverine (destroyer)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Glengyle (landing ship infantry) *
16.03.1948
-
(05.1949)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
09.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Alamein
20.03.1953
-
(05.1953)
staff, Flag Officer (Flotillas), Mediterranean [HMS Ranpura] **
15.11.1955
-
(01.1956)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vigo
17.06.1961
-
28.07.1961
Director of Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
28.07.1961
-
(02.1963)
Director of Trade and Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
07.01.1964
-
07.07.1964
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (04.1955) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Clements,
Brian Clement Weston
B.C.W. Clements
Son (with three brothers) of Maj. George Weston Clements, OBE, MC (1888?-1949?), and Mary Ann Amelia Enright, of Felcourt, Surrey.
Brother of Cdr. (S) George Thomas Weston Clements, RN, and Lt.Cdr. (S) Noel Reginald Weston Clements, RN.
?
-
14.03.1943
(MPK)
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 3]
Cadet 01.01.1939
Midsh. 01.09.1939
A/S.Lt. 01.10.1940?
S.Lt. 10.1941, seniority 01.10.1940
Lt. 01.08.1942
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 25.05.1943 sinking enemy supply ships [posthumously; presented to next-of-kin]
01.01.1939 - 25.08.1939 special entry cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
26.08.1939 - (10.)1940 HMS Resolution (battleship)
03.12.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
28.09.1941 - 28.11.1941 HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth) (for submarine course)
29.11.1941 - 21.12.1941 HMS Ambrose (base for 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee) (spare officer, for submarines)
22.12.1941 - 29.05.1942 HMS P 612 (formerly: Murat Reis) (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
30.05.1942 - 30.06.1942 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (spare officer, for submarines)
01.07.1942 - 17.07.1942 HMS Medway II (base for 1st Submarine Flotilla, Beirut) (spare officer, for submarines)
18.07.1942 - 19.09.1942 HMS Traveller (submarine)
20.09.1942 - 14.03.1943 HMS Turbulent (submarine) (ship lost off Sardinia) (DSC)
Clements,
George Thomas Weston
G.T.W. Clements
Son (with three brothers) of Maj. George Weston Clements, OBE, MC (1888?-1949?), , and Mary Ann Amelia Enright, of Felcourt, Surrey.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Noel Reginald Weston Clements, RN, and Lt. Brian Clement Weston Clements, RN.
15.06.1915
India
-
07.12.1991
Poole district, Dorset
Paym.Cadet 01.01.1933
Paym.Midsh. 01.01.1934
Paym.S.Lt. 01.10.1935
Paym.Lt. 01.10.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.10.1945
A/Cdr. (S) < 04.1946
Cdr. (S) 30.06.1951 (retd 29.09.1959)
... - ... ...
07.06.1938 - (04.)1940 Captain's Secretary, HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
12.09.1940 - (10.)1943 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.11.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Sambur (RN base, Plaisance, Mauritius) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
12.1945 - (04.1946) Staff Officer (Supply & Secretariat), HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clements,
Noel Reginald Weston
N.R.W. Clements
Son (with three brothers) of Maj. George Weston Clements, OBE, MC (1888?-1949?), , and Mary Ann Amelia Enright, of Felcourt, Surrey.
Brother of Cdr. (S) George Thomas Weston Clements, RN, and Lt. Brian Clement Weston Clements, RN.
Married (1944) Jean Margaret Rule, WRNS, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Malcolm T.P. Rule, of Kingston Hill, Surrey.
22.12.1919
Madras, India
-
Paym.Cadet 01.05.1937
Paym.Midsh. 01.05.1938
Paym.S.Lt. 01.04.1940
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 01.11.1941
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.11.1949 (dismissed HM Service by sentence of a court-martial 17.07.1962 for fraudulent misapplication of service property and making a false official document)
... - ... ...
11.08.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
08.08.1940 - (02.)1941 for duty in office of Flag Officer Commanding Force H [HMS Renown (battlecruiser)]
(12.1941)     HMS Rodney (battleship) *
(08.1942)     HMS Malaya (battleship) *
01.09.1942 - (02.)1943 Assistant Secretary to Flag Officer Commanding Dover [HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)]
20.05.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry)
(07.1945)     HMS Cuillin Sound (aricraft component repair ship) *
07.11.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Perseus (aircraft maintenance ship)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clemitson,
Francis Edward
F.E. Clemitson
Son of William David and Helen Louisa Clemitson.
Married (1933) Kathleen Farquhar Shand; two daughters.

 

09.11.1899
Kingston district, Surrey
-
29.11.1981
Bramley, Surrey
A/Lt. (E)
15.01.1921
Lt. (E)
01.06.1922, seniority 15.01.1921
Lt.Cdr. (E)
15.01.1929
Cdr. (E)
31.12.1932
Capt. (E)
30.06.1943
R.Adm. (E)
15.11.1949 (retd 12.10.1953)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
05.06.1952
HM's birthday 52 [investiture 08.07.52]
Education: Christ's Hospital
1917


entered Royal Navy as Cadet
(1918)


Midshipman, HMS Lyon
22.05.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Iron Duke (battleship)
05.03.1924
-
(05.)1926
staff, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
10.11.1926
-
(06.)1928
Assistant Engineer Officer, HMS Cairo (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
07.1928
-
(04.)1930
an Engineer Inspector, Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
17.07.1930
-
(01.)1932
Engineer Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
10.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
Engineer Officer, HMS Venetia (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
04.05.1933
-
(06.)1933
Senior Engineer Officers' Course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.11.1933
-
(07.1935)
Engineer Officer, HMS York (cruiser) & as Fleet Engineer Officer, America and West Indies Station
(02.1936)
 
 
no appointment listed
02.09.1936
-
(08.)1939
Engineer Officer, HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)
06.11.1939
-
(06.)1943
an Engineer Inspector, Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1943)
 
 
Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty *
10.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay, India)
03.1944
-
(04.)1944
Engineer Officer, HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
05.1944
-
(10.1944)
Engineer Officer, HMS Resource (fleet repair ship)
(07.1945)


HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee) *
11.02.1946
-
(10.1947)
an Assistant Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.03.1948
-
(05.1949)
Commanding Officer, HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath, Agnus)
09.01.1950
-
(05.)1953
Deputy Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet (Admin.), Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clifford,
Michael George Winsloe

M.G.W. Clifford
Son of ... Clifford, and ... Newton.
(09?).1916
Christchurch district, Hampshire

-
17.07.1947
Padstow, Bodmin district, Cornwall
(KIA) [age 31]
[Plymouth City Crematorium, panel 2]
RAF:
 
(A) P/O
16.04.1935
P/O
16.04.1936
F/O
16.01.1938 (reld 17.10.1938)
RN:
 
Lt. (A)
17.10.1938, seniority 16.01.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
28.05.1944?
Lt.Cdr. (A)
16.01.1946
16.04.1935
 
 
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
17.10.1938
 
 
transferred, RN (Air Branch)
06.01.1939
-
(02.)1939
TSR Squadron 811 FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet)
29.03.1939
-
(04.1939)
TSR Squadron 821 FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet)
(08.1939)
-
(04.1940)
Fleet Air Arm
17.12.1940
-
24.01.1941
pilot, HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
25.01.1941
-
16.06.1941
pilot, 815 Squadron FAA [failed to return after an attack on the Vichy French Destroyer Chevaliere Paul; captured]
16.06.1941
-
(1943?)
POW in French captivity
15.02.1943
-
(06.)1943
HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
(08.1943)
-
(04.1944)
HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) *
28.05.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)
12.1944
-
(07.1945)
AGO [= Air Gunnery Officer ?] on staff of Flag Officer Naval Air Stations, Australia [HMS Golden Hind]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
?
-
17.07.1947
HMS President
[Attached to the ministry of supply, was on a week’s training course rocket firing at St. Merryn. He took off in a Supermarine Seafire at 11.08 a.m. for dummy diving practice over the bombing ranges at Port Quin. Having completed his run just before noon, he was returning to base when hundreds of holidaymakers in Padstow saw he was in difficulties over the town. Lieutenant Commander Clifford chose to remain in his cockpit in an heroic bid to keep the aircraft in the air until he was clear of the town and out over the estuary of the Camel River. He missed the roof of the Metropole Hotel and houses adjoining the Southern railway station by a few feet before crashing onto a sandbar in the river.]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clift,
Dennis Victor
D.V. Clift
Youngest of three sons of Alfred James Clift (1859 - early 1920s?), translator of languages, and Beatrix Gaskell (1865 - ?), of Chiswick, Middlesex.
Married (29.07.1925, Farmington, Kent) Helen Wilmot Evans, daughter of Guy and Edith Grace Ward Evans; two sons (one of which is Richard Dennis Clift, CMG, diplomat).
Residence: (1957) Oakleigh, Woodleigh, Kingsbridge, Devon.
21.01.1901
Chiswick, Middlesex
-
14.03.1977
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.01.1921
Lt.
15.02.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1930 (retd 1945/46)
A/Cdr.
< 06.1944
Cdr. (retd)
1945/46?
02.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Vivacious (torpedo-boat destroyer)
25.08.1924
-
(01.)1925
long navigation course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
24.09.1925
-
(05.1926)
qualifying for anti-submarine duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
17.07.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland) (for anti-submarine school)
17.11.1927
-
(06.1928)
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Torrid (destroyer) (Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
05.1929
-
(08.)1929
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Adamant II (submarine depot ship) (Atlantic Fleet)
11.11.1929
-
(02.)1931
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.08.1931
-
(01.)1932
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Stuart (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
16.08.1932
-
(01.)1934
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
11.1934
-
(02.)1936
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Exmouth (flotilla leader) (Home Fleet)
19.12.1936
-
(02.)1938
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
20.05.1938
-
(08.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Mallard (patrol vessel) (First Anti-Submarine Flotilla)
12.12.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for anti-submarine school)
01.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Reading (destroyer)
30.05.1942
-
(06.1944)
HMS Saker (British Admirallty delegation in the US, Washington, DC)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
01.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Executive Officer, HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
07.02.1949
-
(04.1955)
Danish Naval Staff College, Copenhagen [HMS President]
Clinkard,
Bryce Harben
B.H. Clinkard (Photo courtesy of Mrs Susie Dixon)
Married; one daughter, one son.
23.01.1921
Wellington, New Zealand
-
14.03.2007
Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk
Cadet
01.05.1939
Midsh.
01.01.1940
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1941
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
16.06.1942
Lt.Cdr.
16.06.1950 (retd 09.03.1959)
01.05.1939
-
(09.1939)
special entry cadet (under the Dominion Scheme), HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Hawkins (cruiser)
01.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
promotion course, Portsmouth
08.01.1942
-
13.08.1942
HMS Manchester (cruiser) (torpedoed & sunk by Italian motor boats off Tunisia)
13.08.1942
-
11.11.1942
interned by the Vichy French at Algiers
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
19.03.1943
-
(01.)1945
First Lieutenant, HMS Bann (frigate)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Harrier (minesweeper) *
(07.1948)


HMZS Tamaki (RNZN training establishment, Motuihe Island, Auckland) *
31.01.1949
-
(05.1949)
HMNZS Hawea (frigate)
01.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMNZS Taupo (frigate)
02.1951
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vigo (destroyer)
02.1954
-
(04.)1955
Commanding Officer, HMS Alcaston (minesweeper)
11.07.1955
-
(01.)1957
HMS Neptune (Reserve Fleet, Chatham) (for miscellaneous duties)
06.08.1957
-
(01.)1959
HMS Grenville (frigate) (01.1959 showing as Commanding Officer)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clode,
Roger Leslie
R.L. Clode

Married Second Officer Patricia Mary ... , WRNS (died 20.01.2014, aged 100); two sons.
18.12.1911
Kingston dsitrict, Surrey
-
09.01.2004
South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 16.01.1943
Cdr. ?
Capt. 30.06.1957 (retd 21.06.1965)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
Clouston,
Erlend Richard Storer
E.R.S. Clouston
Second son of Joseph Storer Clouston (1870-1944), and Winifred Clouston, of Smoogro, Orkney.
Brother of Cdr. Harold Thomas Stewart Clouston, RNVR.
Engaged (1942) Barbara Joan Mowat, youngest daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Mowat, of Astley House, Bolton.
Married (12.12.1945, Cheddon Fitzpaine Church) Eve Helen Sheila Graham, third daughter of the Rev. C. Graham, OBE, MA, RN & Mrs Graham, of Cheddon Fitzpaine Rectory, Taunton; five children (and one son died in infancy).

26.07.1919
-
25.02.1989
Kirkwall, Orkney
[Orphir parish cemetery]
Cadet
01.09.1936
Midsh.
01.01.1937
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1939
S.Lt.
18.11.1939, seniority 16.07.1939
Lt.
01.09.1940
Lt.Cdr.
01.09.1948 (retd 31.03.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.02.1941
for courage and resource in sinking an enemy submarine (Toricelli) 06.40 [investiture 08.04.41]
01.01.1937
-
(02.)1937
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
06.1937
-
15.11.1937
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
16.11.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Havock (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(08.)1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
02.01.1939
-
(09.)1939
promotion course, Portsmouth
12.10.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Khartoum (destroyer)
(06.1940)


HMS Kingston (destroyer)
17.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
HMS Oakley (destroyer)
15.07.1941
-
(02.)1943
First Lieutenant, HMS Scarborough (sloop)
23.03.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Onslow (destroyer)
(12.1943)


no appointment listed
(04.1944)
-
(10.)1944
gunnery course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
09.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
gunnery school, Devonport [HMS Drake]
11.03.1946
-
(04.)1946
Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
17.11.1946
-
(10.1947)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(07.1948)
 
 
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
04.08.1948
-
(05.1949)
HMS Agincourt (destroyer)
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
14.07.1952
-
(05.)1953
HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
15.09.1953
-
(07.)1954
Commanding Officer, HMS Finisterre (destroyer)
01.11.1954
-
(01.1956)
HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth)
?
-
(01.1957)
HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath, Angus)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clouston,
James Campbell
J.C. Clouston
Son of William Stewart Clouston (1861-1934), and Evelyn Campbell (1873-1952). Brother of Cdr. William Straford Clouston, RN and Lt. John Douglas Clouston, RCNVR. Married (28.09.1935) Gwyneth Lilian Vanderpump (31.05.1906-13.09.2002); two sons (Dane & Moray).

The Family of Clouston website
31.08.1900
Montreal, Canada
-
03.06.1940
(KIA) [age 40]
[Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, 10.J.2]
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.08.1923, seniority 15.05.1921
Lt.
15.06.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1930
Cdr.
31.12.1934
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40 (for his part in the Dunkirk operation)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
20.08.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Montrose (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
07.06.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
15.04.1929
-
(08.1929)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Capetown (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
30.12.1929
-
(02.1931)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Portsmouth)
07.12.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
22.11.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
21.02.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
29.05.1937
-
03.06.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Isis (destroyer)
05.1940
-
03.06.1940
while his ship HMS Isis was in dock for repairs, he applied for a temporary job and acted as piermaster at Dunkirk; he was lost when his Motor Launch was sunk by enemy aircraft on a last journey to Dunkirk
Clouston,
William Stratford
"Bill"
W.S. Clouston W.S. Clouston (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21164))
Son of William Stewart Clouston (1861-1934), and Evelyn Campbell (1873-1952).
Brother of Cdr. James Campbell Clouston, RN and Lt. John Douglas Clouston, RCNVR.

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The Family of Clouston website

13.03.1908
-
23.05.1974
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Midsh. 01.09.1927
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1930
S.Lt. 01.04.1931, seniority 01.11.1929
Lt. 01.04.1931
Lt.Cdr. 01.04.1939
Cdr. 30.06.1944 (retd 14.02.1949)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 05.01.1944 sinking of Scharnhorst 12.43
17.09.1926     entered RN
27.04.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Atlantic)
02.01.1930
-
(04.1930)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.08.1930
-
(02.1931)
promotion course, Portsmouth
11.12.1931
-
(01.1934)
HMS Wren (destroyer) (China)
31.07.1934
-
(07.1935)
First Lieutenant, HMS Restless (destroyer)
23.07.1935
-
(02.1937)
First Lieutenant, HMS Achates (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
20.04.1937
-
(07.1937)
First Lieutenant, HMS Whitshed (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
02.08.1937 - (04.1940) Commanding Officer, HMS Fame (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
31.07.1940 - (02.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS Cleveland (destroyer)
03.02.1942 - (02.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Inconstant (destroyer)
05.04.1943 - (06.1944) Commanding Officer, HMS Scorpion (destroyer)
18.01.1945 - (07.1945) staff of Rear-Admiral Destroyers, British Pacific Fleet [HMS Tyne]
07.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Terpsichore (destroyer)
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
Clover,
Michael Raymond
"Mike"

M.R. Clover

Son of ... Clover, and ... Cowen.
Married ((09?).1956, Marsham Church, Ashford district, Kent) Rosemary Wood Nash (03.08.1929 - 06.2006); one son.

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(09?).1926
St Germans district, Devon
-
26.01.2014
Chichester
... ...
Midsh. 01.01.1944
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1945
S.Lt. 15.07.1946, seniority 16.10.1945
Lt. 16.07.1947
Lt.Cdr. 16.07.1955 (retd 02.09.1955; own request)
01.01.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Hawkins (cruiser)
05.1944 - 09.1944 HMS Valiant (battleship)
09.1944 - 02.1945 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
(04.1945) - (04.1946) HMAS Napier (destroyer) *
24.06.1946 - (07.1946) HMS Ocean
... - ... ...
Opened a children's home in Ashford, Kent.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Clubb,
Stanley Hector Robert
D.L. Cobb

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05.03.1904
Colchester, Essex
-
13.01.1977
Seaman
? [K60740]
T/A/Wt.Eng.
18.02.1944
T/Wt.Eng.
1944?, seniority 18.02.1944
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
?
?
Atlantic Star Atl St
?
?
Africa Star Afr St
?
?
Italy Star It St
?
?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
?
?
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM
?
?



served in the North and South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and other places, possibly on HMS Enterprise (cruiser) & HMS Bulldog (destroyer):
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
(06.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Espiègle (minesweeper) *
(04.1946)


HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Post-war active in the Royal Naval Association in Colchester, Essex.
Clutterbuck,
[Sir] David Granville
D.G. Clutterbuck
Son of Charles Granville Clutterbuck (1871-?), FES, Solicitor (admitted 1893),  Commissioner for Oaths, Town Councillor, Guardian, Under-Sheriff of the City of Gloucester, and Edith Violet Darkin.
Married (1937, London) Rose Mere Vaile (died 12.01.2009), Auckland, NZ; two daughters.

25.01.1913
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
-
13.12.2008
Lymington, Hampshire
Midsh.
01.01.1931
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1933
S.Lt.
01.10.1933
Lt.
01.07.1935
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1943
Cdr.
31.12.1948
Capt.
31.12.1953
R.Adm.
08.07.1963
V.Adm.
24.08.1966 (retd)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1968
New Year 68 [investiture 26.11.68]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1965
New Tear 65 [investiture 23.03.65]
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1943
Operation Husky (Sicily landings)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1946
wind up Far East
1929


joined RN
...
-
...
...
20.05.1939
-
(09.1939)
Navigating Officer, HMS Deptford (escort vessel) (East Indies)
(04.1940)
 
 
HMS Deptford (escort vessel) *
27.05.1940
-
01.03.1942
Squadron Navigating Officer, HMS Ajax (cruiser)
02.06.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
20.10.1942
-
(10.)1943
Navigating Officer, HMS Newfoundland (cruiser)
(12.1943)
 
 
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) *
03.12.1943
-
1946
Navigating Officer, HMS Newfoundland (cruiser) (present Japanese surrender at Tokyo)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
...
-
...
...
1952
-
?
Commanding Officer, HMS Sluys (destroyer)
30.07.1952
-
(05.)1953
Commanding Officer, HMS Cadiz (destroyer)
1954


Naval Attaché at British Embassy, Bonn
1956
-
1958
Captain (D) of Third Training Squadron [HMS Zest] (Londonderry)
1960
-
1962
Commanding Officer, HMS Blake (cruiser)
1963
-
1966
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet and Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Eastern Atlantic [HMS Warrior]
1966
-
1968
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander,
Atlantic
* indexed, but not listed as such
Coats,
Ernest Colin
D.L. Cobb
Married (18.12.1930, Malta) Gudrun Viola Hulda Margareta Johanson, daughter of Nils Ludvig Hippolytus Johanson, Director of Telegraphs.
28.07.1902
-
15.11.1971
Kensington district, London
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1922
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
30.06.1924
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1932 (retd 28.07.1947)
A/Cdr.
10.1942?
Cdr. (retd)
28.07.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO
31.03.1942
attack on battlecruisers 02.02.42 [investiture 14.04.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
10.02.1942
E-boat attack on convoy 19.11.41 [investiture 14.04.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
...
-
...
...
20.09.1937
-
(09.1939)
HMS Arethusa (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
05.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Forester (destroyer) [in charge of cargo ship "Holland" during the Dunkirk evacuation]
22.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Worcester (destroyer)
17.03.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
10.1942
-
07.10.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Campbell (destroyer)
[although officially listed as in command from Oct 42, probably already in command while acting as escort on convoy PQ18 in Sept 42]

(10.1944)


no appointment listed
11.01.1945
-
(07.)1945
HMS Ferret III (Beach Hill Camp, Londonderry)
10.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Aorangi (Fleet Train Accommodation Ship, Far East)
Cobb,
David Laurence
D.L. Cobb (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Buckley) D.L. Cobb (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Buckley)
Son (with two brothers) of Samuel John Cobb (1880-1950), and Mary Youatt (1877-1971).
Brother of Sg.Lt.Cdr. John Hilary Cobb, RNVR, and of Maj. Martin Youatt Cobb, MBE, Royal Artillery.
05.03.1922
Hampstead, Middlesex
-
29.01.1999
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Cadet 01.05.1939
Midsh. 01.01.1940
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1941
S.Lt. 1942?, seniority 01.12.1940
Lt. 16.05.1942
?, seniority 16.02.1942
Lt.Cdr. 16.02.1950
Cdr. 30.06.1953 (retd 02.01.1961)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO 31.12.1977 New year 78
Mention in Despatches MID 23.06.1942 action with enemy convoy escort 03.42
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1944 Aegean operations 09-11.43
01.05.1939 - 12.1939 special entry cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
01.09.1941 - (12.1941) promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
09.01.1942 - 24.10.1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Eclipse (destroyer) (ship mined east of Kalymnos)
12.1943 - (10.1944) First Lieutenant, HMS Beaufort (destroyer)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) gunnery course
04.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Modeste (escort sloop)
(07.1948)     HMS President *
? - (05.1949) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
04.1950 - (05.1951) HMS Jamaica
04.06.1951 - (05.1953) HMS Excellent (for miscellaneous duties)
27.04.1954 - (01.)1956 staff, Junior Offcers War Course, Royal Naval College, Greenwich [HMS President]
10.08.1956 - (01.1957) Commanding Officer, HMS Cockade
01.09.1958 - (01.1960) Surface Division, Weapons Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (and for duty with Department of Director-General Aircraft)
Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, 10.01.1977. Deputy Director in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme (initially Senior Director in the Boys Scheme, then Deputy Director, c. 1976/77, retiring c. 1986).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cobb,
Gerald
G. Cobb
05.10.1903
-
19.11.1987
Winchester, Hampshire
Midsh.
15.09.1921
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1924
S.Lt.
14.07.1925, seniority 15.07.1924
Lt.
15.08.1925
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1933 (retd 05.10.1948)
Cdr. (retd)
05.10.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1948
New Year 48
06.05.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
10.04.1924
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.07.1925
-
(05.)1926
HMS Constance (cruiser) (North America and West Indies) [additional]
19.07.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (North America and West Indies)
01.01.1929
-
(02.1931)
Navigating Officer, HMS Petersfield (twin screw minesweeper) (China)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
19.12.1933
-
(02.)1936
Navigating Officer, HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
14.10.1936
-
25.05.1937
Navigating Officer, HMS Malaya (battleship) [while under construction]
25.05.1937
-
(02.1941)
Navigating Officer, HMS Malaya (battleship) (and as Squadron Navigating Officer, 1st Battle Squadron) (Mediterranean)
30.05.1942
-
(10.)1943
Navigating Officer, HMS King George V (battleship)
10.1943
-
(07.1948)
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
Cobbe,
Charles Hugh
C.H. Cobbe
Son of Capt. Mervyn Hugh Cobbe, RN, and of Caroline Anne Maude Cobbe (née Arbuthnot). Husband of Enid Margaret Cobbe (nee Wilson), of Bolsterstone, Yorkshire.
15.01.1907
Greenwich
-
10.12.1941
(KIA) [age 34]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 44, column 2]
Cadet
15.01.1921
Midsh.
15.05.1925
S.Lt.
16.04.1928
Lt.
16.04.1930
Lt.Cdr.
16.04.1938
06.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(07.1927)


HMS Wren (destroyer) (Mediterranean) *
08.11.1928
-
(08.1929)
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
24.03.1930
-
(01.1932)
HMS Walpole (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
28.10.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
16.04.1935
-
(02.1936) Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Drake]
18.08.1936
-
(07.1939)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Penelope (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
31.07.1939
-
(08.1939)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Diomede (cruiser)
29.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
10.01.1941
-
10.12.1941
Gunnery Officer, HMS Repulse (battle cruiser)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cochrane,
Alexander Francis
A.F. Cochrane
Son of Maj. Charles FitzGerald Thomas Cochrane (1863-1952), and Maud Mary Rose (?-1913).
Married (08.08.1928) Osma Rosina Heather Cochrane (12.12.1906 - 05.1990), eldest daughter of Oswald Henry Cochrane (1857-1955), and Eva Marion A. Barnett (1867?-1937), of Middlesborough, and Melbury, Salcombe; one son (killed in Malayan Emergency).

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29.03.1902
-

03.05.1985
Truro district, Cornwall
Midsh. 01.05.1918
Lt. 15.12.1923
Lt.Cdr. 15.12.1931 (retd 29.03.1947; age)
A/Cdr. > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Cdr. (retd) 29.03.1947
15.09.1915     entered RN
? - (01.1919) HMS King George V (battleship)
02.01.1923 - (01.1925) HMS Winchelsea (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(05.1926)     no appointment listed
03.06.1926 - (06.)1928 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
18.08.1928 - (02.)1931 HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
24.10.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Lupin (sloop) (Mediterranean)
05.07.1932 - (06.1933) HMS Adventure (minelayer) (Home Fleet)
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
06.03.1934 - (08.)1936 HMS Durban (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(10.1936)     no appointment listed
15.01.1937 - (09.)1939 HMS Caledonia (boys' training ship, Rosyth)
07.09.1939 - (12.1941) HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
07.1942 - (08.)1942 RN Depot, Simonstown, South Africa [HMS Afrikander]
08.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Good Hope (training establishment, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
07.09.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Excalibur (new entry seaman training establishment, The Brunds, Alsager, Stoke on Trent)
10.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall)
(07.1945)     HMS Wager (destroyer) *
(04.1946)     HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cochrane,
Sir Edward Owen
E.O. Cochrane
Son of Vice­Adm. Basil E. Cochrane and Cornelia Ramsay Robinson Owen.
Married (1908) Mary Lucy George (died 1955); (son Major RA, killed in Tunisia) one daughter.

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17.08.1881
Chertsey, Surrey
-
27.01.1972
[London ?]
Midsh.
1897
A/S.Lt.
15.04.1901?
S.Lt.
14.01.1903, seniority 15.04.1901
Lt.
17.07.1903, seniority 15.10.1902
Cdr.
30.06.1915
Capt.
31.12.1920
R.Adm.
03.01.1933 (retd 04.01.1933)
Capt. RNR
24.08.1939
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
02.1940 (reverted to retd  1945)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
02.06.1943
HM's birthday
Mention in Despatches MID
17.11.1942
ocean convoys 39-42
Education: HMS Britannia
15.01.1896
 
 
entered RN
1903


qualified as gunnery Lieutenant
18.01.1918
-
(01.1919)
Executive Officer, HMS Nelson (pre-Dreadnought battleship)
1921
-
1924
Assistent Director Gunnery Division and Assistent then Deputy Director Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty
15.09.1924
-
1926
Commanding Officer, HMS Cairo (cruiser) (East Indies Station)
16.04.1927
-
1929
Commanding Officer, Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
08.04.1929
-
(02.)1931
Director of Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
17.08.1931
-
(01.)1932
Commanding Officer, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
09.06.1932
-
(09.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cairo (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
14.10.1932
-
03.01.1933
Naval ADC to the King
02.1940
-
(07.)1945
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
Cock,
Arthur John
A.J. Cock

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13.11.1887
Dublin, Ireland
-
(03?).1971

Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Seaman
? [224347]
Gnr. (T)
23.06.1915
Cd.Gnr. (T)
23.06.1925
Lt.
07.05.1935 (retd 13.11.1937)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
07.05.1943
Cdr. (retd)
11.06.1947



possibly served in submarines in World War I
08.05.1923
-
(01.)1925
HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
22.04.1925
-
(02.)1927
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
15.03.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
07.05.1929
-
(06.)1933
HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Home Fleet) [ship commissioned 16.09.1930]
16.06.1933
-
(02.)1935
HMS Effingham (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
24.04.1935
-
(07.)1937
HM's Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
12.06.1939
-
(04.)1946
Instructional Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth, later Roedean School, Brighton) (in lieu of specialist Torpedo Officer)
Cocking,
Frederick Stephen [de Montaignac Lockington]
F.S. Cocking

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06.07.1901
Devonport
-
(03?).1968

Plymouth district, Devon

Seaman
? [M21915]
Wt.Shipwr.
01.08.1935
Wt.Aircr.Offr.
01.08.1935
Cd.Aircr.Offr.
01.10.1943
Lt. (A)
01.04.1945
Lt. (E)
?, seniority 01.04.1945 (retd 06.07.1951)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
05.06.1952
HM's birthday 52
12.09.1935
-
(02.1937)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.10.1937
-
(08.1939)
HMS Gloucester (cruiser)
22.11.1939
-
08.1943
RN Aircraft Repair Yard Department, HMS Merlin (Royal Naval Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
28.08.1943
-
(06.1944)
RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Fleetlands
07.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Perseus (maintenance carrier)
(05.1950)


HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, co. Londonderry) *
(1952)


RN Aircraft Maintenance Yard Belfast
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cole,
[Sir] Antony Bartholomew
A.B. Cole
Younger son of Cdr. John Francis Herbert Cole, RN, of Fell Court, Torquay, and Ethel Sophie Bartholomew, of Devizes.
Married (06.11.1937) Barbara Mary Burstall, daughter of Lt.Gen. Sir Henry Edward Burstall, KCB, KCMG; two daughters.
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23.05.1909
Torquay

-
24.03.1967
Colyton, Devon
Midsh. 01.09.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1931
S/Lt. 05.04.1932, seniority 01.09.1930
Lt. 05.12.1932, seniority 01.12.1931
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1939
Cdr. 31.12.1943
Capt. 30.06.1951
R.Adm. 07.01.1960
V.Adm. 15.03.1963 (retd 07.08.1965)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 13.06.1964 HM's birthday 64 [investiture 23.02.65]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1962 New Year 62 [investiture 13.03.62]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 03.12.1940 sinking enemy trawler [investiture 25.02.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 05.07.1940 action Dutch coast
Education: Winchester College (Bramston's House, 1922.3-1927.2; War Exhibitioner).
16.09.1927     special entry cadet, RN
25.08.1928 - (08.)1929 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
17.12.1929 - (01.)1931 HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
01.01.1931 - 17.08.1931 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
17.08.1931 - (01.)1932 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
19.04.1932 - (05.)1934 HMS Comet (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
03.05.1934 - (05.)1935 qualifying for torpedo duties [HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)]
10.06.1935 - (07.)1935 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
28.08.1935 - (02.)1936 Torpedo Officer, HMS Montrose (flotilla leader) (Home Fleet)
27.03.1936 - (05.)1936 Torpedo Officer, HMS Garland (destroyer) (20th Destroyer Flotilla) (for flotilla duties)
18.05.1936 - (07.)1937 Torpedo Officer, HMS Grenville (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
14.10.1937 - (02.)1939 Instructional Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
02.03.1939 - 08.06.1939 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (additional; for duty with 4th MTB Flotilla)
09.06.1939 - 05.07.1941 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 22 (motor torpedo boat) & as Senior Officer, 4th MTB Flotilla [HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth), from 01.1940 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport), from 05.06.1940 HMS Badger (minesweeper base, Harwich), from 01.07.1940 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)] (North Sea & English Channel)
11.08.1941 - 01.1944 Squadron Torpedo Officer, HMS Anson (battleship) (North Sea, North Atlantic & Arctic)
01.1944 - (10.1945) staff, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)     HMS Saker (RN base, Washington, DC, USA) *
01.1948 - (07.1948) Commanding Officer, HMS Welcome
15.02.1949 - (05.1949) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
05.02.1951 - (05.1951) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
1952 - 02.02.1953 Commanding Officer, HMS Campania
05.07.1953 - (01.)1955 Naval Attaché, Rome
21.11.1955 - (01.1957) Deputy Director of Underwater Weapon Materials, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.04.1958 - (01.)1959 Commanding Officer, HMS Albion
27.11.1959 - 1962 Assistant Chief of Naval Staff [HMS President]
25.06.1962 - 1965 Chief of Allied Staff to Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Mediterranean (AFMED)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cole,
Edgar Woolridge
E.W. Cole
Son (with four brothers and two sisters) of Reuben Cole (1859?-), letterpress printer, and Annie Cole (1860?-), of Plymouth.
Married ((06?).1938, Cardiff district, Glamorgan) Doris Gamlin ((06?).1903 - ), of Pontypridd, Glamorgan.

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13.01.1898
Plymouth, Devon
-
23.05.1941
(MPK) [age 43]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 41, 2]
Seaman ? [M6263]
A/Wt.Eng. 01.10.1926
Wt.Eng. 1927?, seniority 01.10.1926
Cd.Eng. 01.10.1936
(02.1927)     short course of instruction
21.03.1927 - (05.)1928 HMS Cornwall (cruiser)
03.05.1928 - (08.1930) HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
(02.1931)     no appointment listed
04.05.1931 - (06.1933) HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for Mechanical Training Establishment)
11.1933 - (10.1936) HMS Wellington (sloop) [borne in HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)] [commissioned 22.01.1935 at Devonport, later New Zealand]
(01.1937) - (02.1937) no appointment listed
29.04.1937 - (04.)1939 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for Mechanical Training Estabilshment)
07.05.1939 - 23.05.1941 HMS Kelly (destroyer) (ship bombed & sunk by German aircraft off Crete)
 
Cole,
Frederick Dennisson
F.D. Cole (Photo courtesy of Mr Frazer Thomas)
17.09.1916
-
29.04.2002
New Zealand
.... ...
S.Lt.. 16.07.1937
Lt. 01.10.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1946 (retd 10.11.1955)
... - ... ...
30.03.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Jackal (destroyer)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
20.11.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Boreas (destroyer)
09.1943 - 13.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Vivacious (destroyer)
08.12.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Glendower (training establishment, Pwllheli, North Wales)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
10.08.1945 - 05.11.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Tremadoc Bay (frigate)
... - ... ...
Cole,
Percival Sidney
see: RNVR officers' section  
Cole-Hamilton,
Anthony Mervyn
A.M. Cole-Hamilton
Son of Richard Mervyn Cole-Hamilton (1877-?), and Margaret Bennett.
Married 1st (25.11.1944) Monica Mary Cartwright; one son, three daughters.
Married 2nd (07.04.1956) Angela Elizabeth Baeza.
From Stevenage, Herts.
25.11.1919
-
12.2006 still alive
....
...
S.Lt..
16.06.1939
Lt.
16.04.1941
Lt.Cdr.
16.04.1949 (retd)
Mention in Despatches MID
08.06.1944
HM's birthday
...
-
...
...
23.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Rosemary (sloop)
02.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Achates (destroyer)
(12.1941)
-
(08.1942)
HMS Panther (destroyer) *
31.08.1942
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Brecon (destroyer)
23.01.1945
-
(04.1946)
First Lieutenant, HMS Comet (destroyer)
...
-
...
...
Coleridge,
Guy Lushington
G.L. Coleridge
Son of Hon. Stephen William Buchanan Coleridge [second son of 1st Baron Coleridge] (1854-1936), and Geraldine Beatrice Lushington (died 1910).
Married (22.01.1910) Hester Christabel Margaret Dickson, only daughter of Rev. Richard Henry Dickson; one daughter. Of Chobham, Surrey.

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15.04.1884
Kensington, London
-
28.10.1941
(died on active service)
[Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Chatham, Naval Reservation, grave 1484]
A/S.Lt.
30.08.1903?
S.Lt.
26.01.1905, seniority 30.08.1903
Lt.
29.07.1905, seniority 28.02.1905
Cdr.
30.06.1917
Capt.
30.06.1924 (retd 15.04.1934; own request)
15.01.1899
 
 
entered RN
01.08.1917
-
(01.1919)
Executive Officer, HMS Malaya (battleship)
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
02.11.1926
-
(07.1927)
Commanding Officer, HMS Durban (cruiser) (China)
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
24.10.1929
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS Malcolm (destroyer) & Captain (D), Reserve Fleet, Nore
17.10.1931
-
(01.1932)
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS President]
(09.1932)
-
(01.1934)
no appointment listed



Barrister-at-Law. F.R.G.S.
26.11.1939
-
28.10.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) (and for administrative and disciplinary command of all tenders)
Coleridge,
the Hon. Richard Duke;
from 1955 4th Baron Coleridge of Ottery St Mary
R.D. Coleridge
Eldest son of 3rd Baron Coleridge (Geoffrey Duke Coleridge) (1877-1955), and Jessie Alethea Mackarness (1880-1957).
Succeeded father, 27.03.1955.
Married (28.08.1936, Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London) Cecilia Rosamund Fisher (22.11.1909-29.07.1991), elder daughter of Adm. Sir William W. Fisher, GCB, GCVO; two sons.

24.09.1905
Honiton district, Devon
-
20.05.1984
Ottery St Mary, South Devon
Midsh. 15.09.1923
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1926
S.Lt. 15.09.1926
Lt. 15.06.1928
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1936 (retd 22.07.1939)
A/Cdr. (retd) > 12.1941, < 08.1942
Cdr. (retd) > 07.1945, < 04.1946 (reverted to retd 07.04.1952)
A/Capt. (retd) > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Capt. (retd) 07.04.1952
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) KBE 01.01.1971 New Year 71: Secretary NATO
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 07.06.1951 HM's birthday 51 [investiture 13.02.52]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 17.12.1946 ?
Education: The Dene, Caterham; RN Colleges, Osborne (1919-) & Dartmouth (...-12.1922).
15.09.1923 - (01.1925) HMS Danae (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
      HMS Revenge (battleship)
08.04.1926 - 15.01.1927 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.01.1927 - (07.)1927 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.09.1927 - (06.)1928 HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
20.06.1928 - (08.)1929 HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
19.12.1929 - (02.)1931 HMS Tiger (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
21.08.1931 - (06.1933) Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral and Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse [HMS Bee (gunboat)] (China)
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
23.04.1934 - (08.)1936 Flag Lieutenant/Lieutenant-Commander to Vice-Admiral Commanding 1st Battle Squadron and Second-in-Command Mediterranean [HMS Resolution (battleship), later HMS Valiant (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
22.10.1936 - (07.1937) HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
11.01.1938 - 15.12.1938 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.12.1938 - 15.03.1939 Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron [HMS Shropshire] (Mediterranean Station) (invalided out due to tuberculosis)
16.03.1939 - 22.07.1939 no appointment listed
1940 - 06.1940 rejoined RN: Offices of War Cabinet and of Minister of Defence, with appointment to GQG Vincennes, France [HMS President]
07.1940 - 05.1941 War Cabinet Office in London [HMS President]
20.05.1941 - 30.11.1941 Admiralty [HMS President] (for Joint Staff  Mission, Washington)
01.12.1941 - (07.)1945 British Joint Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff (and attended the Conferences of Washington, Quebec (1942 and 1943), Cairo, Malta and Yalta) [HMS Saker]
09.1945     Council of Foreign Ministers, London Conference
01.1946     UN Assembly in London
1946 - 1948 Military Staff Committee of United Nations, New York
1948 - 1952 British Joint Services Mission in Washington (and also Chief Staff Officer to Marshal of the RAF Lord Tedder (Chairman of British Chiefs of Staff Committee and British Representative on Standing Group of NATO, 1950-51); representative British Chiefs of Staff on Temporary Committee of Council of NATO, in Paris, 1951; attended Lisbon Conference, 1952
Executive Secretary, NATO, 1952-1970. Chairman: Devon and Exeter Savings Bank, 1971-75; SW Trustee Savings Bank, 1975-80 (President, 1980-). Chairman, Devon Historic Churches Trust, 1972-. Appointed as Chief Constable, Bedfordshire, 01.1940, but had to leave the job prematurely as the Home Secretary refused to sanction the appointment as he had no previous police experience. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Devon 1973.
Collar,
Michael Harvey

M.H. Collar
Son of ... Collar, and ... Harvey.

30.11.1919
Yeovil district, Somerset
-
10.11.1997
S.Lt. 16.04.1939
Lt. 01.03.1941
Lt.Cdr. 01.03.1949 (retd 02.06.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 04.09.1945 minnesweeping German coast 04-05.45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 07.07.1942 withdrawal of troops from Bardia 04.41
Mention in Despatches MID 31.12.1943 Operation Husky (invasion of Sicily 07.43)
Mention in Despatches MID 30.05.1944 services in 12 convoys
Mention in Despatches MID 03.04.1945 minesweeping Holland & Antwerp 09-11.44
Chevalier, Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands) OON 12.005.1942 withdrawal from Holland [decoration posted]
... - ... ...
14.02.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Order of Oranje Nassau)
30.12.1940 - (02.)1941 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
1941 - (04.)1941 HMS Glengyle (assault ship) (despatches)
21.10.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Nile (RN base. Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
01.04.1942 - (08.1942) HMS Carlisle
(02.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
(07.1943)     beachmaster at Sicily (despatches)
09.09.1943 - (04.)1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Milne (fleet destroyer) (despatches)
(06.1944)     navigation course
10.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Ready (fleet minesweeper) (DSC, despatches)
11.03.1946 - (04.1946) Navigating Officer, HMS Ranee
... - ... ...
Collett,
Anthony Foster
"Farmer"
A.F. Collett A.F. Collett
Married Margaret Frances Henson (born 1918).
04.03.1911
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
-
02.1991
Pontypool district, Gwent
Cadet 01.05.1928
Midsh. 01.01.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1931
S.Lt. 16.01.1932
Lt. 16.03.1934
Lt.Cdr. 16.03.1942 (retd 29.01.1948)
A/Cdr. 05.1945?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 25.11.1941 services in Mediterranean [investiture 30.06.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.08.1944 war patrols [investiture 13.02.45]
Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 03.04.1945 rescue US airman (Lt. Dale C. Klahn) Sabang 04.44 [investiture 24.04.45]
01.05.1928 - (06.1928) HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Atlantic)
08.01.1929 - (02.)1931 HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.04.1931 - 03.01.1932 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1932 - (09.1932) promotion course, Portsmouth
(05.1933)     no appointment listed
04.05.1933 - (06.)1933 HMS Mackay (flotilla leader)  (2nd Submarine Flotilla) (Home Fleet) (for submarines)
16.09.1933 - (11.)1934 HMS L 26 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Mackay]
16.12.1934 - (07.1935) HMS Otus (submarine) (4th Submarine Flotilla) (China) [tender to HMS Medway]
(04.1936)     no appointment listed
22.04.1936 - (02.)1937 First Lieutenant, HMS H 33 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
26.04.1937 - (04.)1939 First Lieutenant, HMS Grampus (submarine) (China)
(08.1939)     no appointment listed
01.09.1939 - 04.1940 Staff Officer (Operations 2), HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore)
26.04.1940 - 18.09.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS H 34 (submarine)
19.09.1940 - 18.06.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Unique (submarine)
01.07.1942 - 11.12.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Upright (submarine)
12.12.1942 - 01.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Tactician (submarine)
01.10.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth) (and for duty with submarines)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
05.1945 - (07.1945) British Naval Liaison Officer, STMs [HMS Maidstone (submraine depot ship) (for submarines)]
02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
Collett,
Charles Trusson
C.T. Collett
First son (with three brothers and three sisters) of William George Collett (1869-1956), and Ruth Lilian Kempthorne (1882-1972), of Woodhill, Crowthorne.
Brother of R.Adm. George Kempthorne Collett, CB, DSC, RN.
Married (09.07.1938, St John the Baptist, Harrietsham, Hollingbourne district, Kent) Elizabeth Catherine Sibbald-Scott (10.01.1919 - 04.10.1968), daughter of Sir Francis Montague Sibbald-Scott, Bt. (1885-1945), and Gladys Rolt (1880-1951), of Harrietsham, Kent; three sons, one daughter.

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15.08.1904
Easthampstead district, Berkshire
-

09.05.1958
Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Midsh. 15.09.1922
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1925
S.Lt. 15.10.1925
Lt. 15.10.1927
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1935 (retd 15.08.1949)
A/Cdr. 05.04.1943?
Cdr. (retd) 15.08.1949 (reverted to retd 28.04.1954)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
Mention in Despatches MID 14.10.1941 Bismarck sunk
15.05.1918     entered RN
15.09.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Benbow (battleship)
10.11.1924 - (03.1926) HMS R 10 (submarine) [tender to HMS Vulcan]
07.01.1927 - (07.1928) HMS Serapis (destroyer) (China)
(06.1929)     no appointment listed
03.06.1929 - (08.)1930 HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for training duties)
15.10.1930 - (05.)1933 HMNZS Diomede (cruiser) [New Zealand Division]
(06.1933)     no appointment listed
08.09.1933 - (08.)1935 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich, Suffolk)
10.08.1935 - (07.)1937 HMS Weston (patrol sloop/escort vessel) (East Indies)
26.10.1937 - (09.)1939 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
05.09.1939 - (08.1942) HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (despatches)
01.01.1943 - (02.)1943 HMS Ameer (escort carrier)
05.04.1943 - (07.1945) Executive Officer, HMS Tracker (escort carrier) (OBE)
15.01.1946 - (04.)1946 Naval Training Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.09.1946 - 28.04.1954 Office of Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President] (for Sea Cadet Corps duties) (Closed Unit Sea Cadet Corps & Naval Member Joint Cadet Executive, Combined Cadet Force)
Collett,
George Kempthorne
G.K. Collett
Second son (with three brothers and three sisters) of William George Collett (1869-1956), and Ruth Lilian Kempthorne (1882-1972), of Woodhill, Crowthorne.
Brother of Cdr. Charles Trusson Collett, OBE, RN.
Married (10.08.1937, St John's Church, Crowthorne, Windsor district, Berkshire) Cashie Rongnye Fernie Bell, eldest daughter of Sir Charles Alfred Bell, KCIE, CMG (1870-1945), and Cashie Kerr Fernie (died 1935), of Edgcumbe, Crowthorne, Berkshire; one son, one daughter.

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25.01.1907
Easthampstead district, Berkshire
-

11.05.1982
Churt, Farnham, Surrey
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1937
Cdr. 31.12.1939
A/Capt. 01.1945
Capt. 31.12.1945
R.Adm. 07.01.1955 (retd 24.03.1958)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 13.06.1957 HM's birthday 57 [investiture 12.11.57]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 01.01.1943 New Year 43 [investiture 11.05.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 30.05.1944 attack on Tirpitz 03.04.44
Officier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH 1945 ?
15.09.1920     entered RN
... - ... ...
29.08.1939 - (09.1939) Gunnery Officer, HMS Arethusa (cruiser) & as Squadron Gunnery Officer, 3rd Cruiser Squadron (Mediterranean Fleet)
(04.1940)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
1940 - 30.06.1940 British Naval Liaison Officer to Force de Raid on battlecruiser Dunkerque
01.07.1940 - (10.1940) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (as British Naval Liaison Officer with Gen. de Gaulle)
(02.1941)     Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
01.04.1941 - 1942 Executive Officer, HMS Trinidad (cruiser) (DSC)
26.06.1942 - (04.)1944 Staff Officer (Operations) & Squadron Gunnery Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron [HMS Anson (battleship)] (Home Fleet) (despatches)
14.06.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Duke of York (battleship)
01.1945 - (07.)1945 Naval Assistant to First Sea Lord [HMS President]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Collie,
James Christian
J.C. Collie
18.10.1883
Banchory Ternan district, Kincardine, Scotland
-
28.10.1957

South Africa
S.Lt. RNR
?
Lt. RNR
04.09.1912
Lt. (Supplementary List)
07.01.1913, seniority 01.04.1913
Lt.Cdr. (Supplementary List)
01.04.1921 (retd 18.10.1928)
Cdr. (retd)
18.10.1928 (reverted to retd 1944/45)
02.11.1917
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Moy (river class destroyer)
10.03.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Hecla (special torpedo vessel; depot ship) (for emergency destroyers) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
08.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS St Tudno (accommodation ship, Standgate Creek, Sheerness)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
05.05.1941
-
(06.1944)
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
Collier,
Peter Keith
P.K. Collier
Son (with one brother) of Edward Collier, and Jane Pattulo.
Brother of Capt. Neil Adamson Collier, Indian Army.
14.12.1924
Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
10.1994

Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
Midsh. 01.01.1944
S.Lt. 01.02.1945
Lt. 16.07.1946 (retd)
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMAS Napier *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Collings,
Maurice Macsherry
M.M. Collings
Youngest son of Eng.Capt. Albert Edward Collings, RN (1865-1916), and Norah Wilhelmina Macsherry (?-1971).
Married ((03?).1943, Chatham district, Kent) Bridget Irene Williams (12.03.1919 - 02.2003), youngest daughter of the Rev. H.C. Williams, and Mrs Williams, of the Rectory, Eastchurch, Kent; ... children (three daughters, two sons?).
23.05.1914
Plymouth district, Devon
-

24.02.1982
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Cadet 01.09.1931
Midsh. 01.05.1932
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1934
S.Lt. 16.03.1935
Lt. 16.08.1936
Lt.Cdr. 16.08.1944 (retd 1950)
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
22.07.1932 - (08.)1934 HMS Dauntless (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
27.09.1934 - (02.)1935 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.04.1935 - (07.)1935 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
14.10.1935 - (08.)1936 HMS Douglas (flotilla leader, 20th Destroyer Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
17.10.1936 - (02.)1938 HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship) (Mediterranean)
(06.1938)     no appointment listed
(08.1938)     HMS Vanquisher (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland) *
29.09.1938 - 11.10.1938 qualifying for gunnery duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.10.1938 - (08.)1938 qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
28.08.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
24.06.1940 - (08.)1942 Gunnery Officer, HMS Campbell (destroyer) (and for flotilla duties)
08.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
05.04.1943 - (07.)1944 Gunnery Officer, HMS Bellona (cruiser) (despatches)
15.09.1944 - (01.)1945 Gunnery Officer on staff of Admiral Commanding Orkney and Shetland [HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)]
02.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Blenheim (destroyer depot ship)
11.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
03.05.1948 - (05.)1949 HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
30.10.1949 - (05.)1950 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
Collingwood,
Cuthbert John
C.J. Collingwood (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide) C.J. Collingwood (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide)

21.10.1913
-
26.12.2002
Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Midsh. RNR
08.09.1932
A/S.Lt. RNR
21.10.1934
S.Lt. RNR
23.02.1937, seniority 29.02.1936
Prob. S.Lt.
28.02.1938
S.Lt.
1939?, seniority 28.02.1938
Lt.
05.05.1939
?, seniority 21.10.1937
Lt.Cdr.
21.10.1945
Lt.Cdr. (L)
14.10.1946, seniority 21.01.1945 (retd 21.10.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID
02.07.1946

for distinguished services during the defence of Hong Kong

(06.1938)
(10.1938)
no appointment listed
01.11.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Brazen (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
04.1939
-
(08.)1939
HMS Speedy (minesweeper) (1st Minesweeping Flotilla)
21.10.1939
-
26.12.1941
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (escaped):
21.10.1939
-
26.12.1941
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 11 (motor torpedo boat)
06.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties at Colombo)
(02.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
(06.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
14.07.1943
-
(10.1944)
Staff Officer, Coastal Forces, Dover Command [HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)]
03.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
15.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Dido (cruiser)
14.10.1946
 
 
transferred to Electrical Branch RN
25.08.1947
-
(05.)1949
HMS Boxer
05.08.1949
-
(05.1950)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
02.11.1951
-
(05.1953)
HMS President (for miscellaneous duties)
20.05.1954
-
(07.)1954
HMS Jupiter
20.09.1954
-
(01.1957)
HMS President (for miscellaneous duties)
Collinson,
Alfred Creighton
A.C. Collinson

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17.05.1893
Lutterworth
-
06.08.1970

Cowes, Isle of Wight
Lt.Cdr. (Supplementary List)
01.04.1921
Lt.Cdr.
30.10.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1929
Capt.
31.12.1935 (retd > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
11.1940?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
19.02.1946
assault on Hong Kong 12.41
Mention in Despatches MID
08.03.1918
?
15.05.1906
 
 
entered RN
02.12.1924
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Torch (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
14.08.1925
-
(07.1927)
Commanding Officer, HMS Westcott (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
10.03.1930
-
(09.1932)
Executive Officer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Home Fleet) [16.09.1930 ship commissioned]
10.08.1933
-
(07.1935)
Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
25.11.1935
-
(02.1936)
staff of R.Adm. R.H.T. Raikes [HMS Resource (repair ship)] (Mediterranean)
12.01.1937
-
(07.1937)
Imperial Defence Course
04.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Centurion (target vessel) (Home Fleet)
23.01.1939
-
(02.1939)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for tactical school - tactical investigation)
27.03.1939
-
(07.1939)
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.07.1939
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Danae (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
11.1940
-
(11.1941)
Commodore-in-Charge of Naval Establishments, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
 [1941
-
1945
PoW ? ]
Collumbell,
Donald Tillett
D.T. Collumbell
Son of ... Collumbell, and ... Tillett.
Married ...; ... children (two daughters?).
(09?).1912
Alcester district, Warwickshire
-
Engine Room Artificer ?
A/S.Lt. (E) 01.07.1936
S.Lt. (E) 1937?, seniority 01.07.1936
Lt. (E) 01.12.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.12.1945 (retd 1947?)
... - ... ...
29.09.1938 - (04.)1940 course of instruction in engineering, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
27.06.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Kent (cruiser)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
18.05.1942 - (07.)1945 an Assistant Engineer Inspector, Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.07.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
Managing director of C.B.R. Engineering Co. Ltd., Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (1950s). Member, Southern Rhodesia Electricity Council, 1956. Deputy chairman, Elia Salzmann Tobacco Enterprise of Rhodesia (Pvt) Ltd. (1960s/1970s).
Colpoys,
Gerald Edward
G.E. Colpoys

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21.12.1893
Kingston district, Surrey
-

07.03.1979
Shepway district, Kent
... ...
Lt. 30.12.1915
Lt.Cdr. 30.12.1923
Cdr. 31.12.1928 (retd 21.12.1943)
Capt. (retd) 21.12.1943
15.09.1906     entered RN
... - ... ...
12.07.1937 - (04.1946) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Colson,
[Sir] Henry St Clair
H.St.C. Colson (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominic Walsh) H.St.C. Colson (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominic Walsh)
Son of Peter James Colson, Southampton.
Married (1921) Vera Jessica, daughter of W.F. Bergh, of South Africa; one son.
29.07.1887
Southampton, Hampshire
-
27.02.1968
A/Sg.
04.10.1912
Sg.
08.04.1913, seniority 04.10.1912
Staff Sg.
16.05.1918, seniority 23.04.1918 *
Sg.Cdr.
23.04.1922
Sg.Capt.
31.12.1934
Sg.R.Adm.
18.09.1942
Sg.V.Adm.
01.01.1946 (retd 31.12.1948)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
12.06.1947
HM's birthday 47
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID
23.07.1918
Zeebrugge raid 22/23.04.18

* Special promotion made in recognition of services during the operations on the Belgian Coast on the 23rd April, 1918.

Education: King Edward VI Grammar School, Southampton; Westminster Hospital; LMSSA (1912);  FRCP (1947, London); MB (1913, London); BS (1913, London); DPH (1928)
Assistant Medical Officer, St Mary Islington Hospital, 1912.
04.10.1912


joined RN Medical Branch
1913
-
1916
North American and West Indies Station
1916
-
1918
attached to Royal Marines, Plymouth
1918


4th Royal Marines Battalion, Zeebrugge, Belgium
1919
-
1921
South America Station
25.01.1921
-
1924
RN Hospital, Bermuda, West Indies [HMS Malabar] (and as Specialist in Bacteriology to the North America and West Indies Station)
1924
-
1927
Bacteriology specialist, South Africa:
12.11.1924
-
(01.)1925
Medical Officer, HMS Dublin (cruiser) (Africa)
25.05.1925
-
(05.1926)
Medical Officer. HMS Lowestoft (cruiser)
11.05.1927
-
(07.)1927
Naval Medical School, RN College, Greenwich (temporary)
25.10.1927
-
1930
Royal Hospital, Chatham [HMS Pembroke] (and as Specialist in Bacteriology)
25.03.1930
-
(01.)1932
Medical Officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Revenge (battleship), later HMS Resolution (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
1932
-
1941
hygiene specialist:
20.08.1932
-
(01.1934)
Naval Health Officer, Portsmouth Command [HMS Victory]
03.05.1935
-
(06.)1938
Naval Health Officer, Mediterranean at Royal Hospital, Malta [HMS St Angelo]
(08.1938)
-
(10.1938)
no appointment listed
(02.1939)


short course of instruction
(04.1939)


no appointment listed
10.07.1939
-
(02.)1941
Naval Health Officer, Portsmouth Command [HMS Victory]
15.10.1941
-
(08.)1942
specialist (Medicine), RN Auxiliary Hospital, Sherborne [HMS Boscawen]
25.09.1942
-
31.12.1945
Surgeon R.Adm. in charge of RN Auxiliary Hospital, Barrow Gurney [HMS Drake]
01.01.1946
-
30.11.1948
Medical Director-General of the Navy, Admiralty [HMS President] (in that capacity also: King's Honorary Physician (KHP))
KStJ.
Coltart,
Cyril George Bucknill

C.G.B. Coltart (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) C.G.B. Coltart (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
C.G.B. Coltart (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Dr. William Wilson Coltart (1849-1925), and Georgina Coltart, of Epsom.
Uncle of Lt. Richard Evelyn Coltart, RN.
Married (27.07.1928, Holy Trinity, Brompton, Kensington district, London) Frances Forsythe, daughter of Mr & Mrs William Forsythe, of London & Ceylon; no children.

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09.05.1889
Epsom, Surrey
-
19.06.1964
Stroud, Petersfield, Hampshire
A/S.Lt. 15.06.1909
S.Lt. 02.02.1910, seniority 15.06.1909
Lt. 31.12.1911
Lt.Cdr. 31.12.1919
Cdr. 30.06.1925
Capt. 30.06.1932 (retd 1942) (reverted to retd 1946)
Cdre. 2nd cl. < 04.1940
Companion of the Royal Victorian Order CVO 17.06.1939 Royal visit to Canada
Education: Epsom College; Royal Academy, Gosport.
15.09.1904     entered RN
1914     joined submarine service
05.07.1915     Commanding Officer, HMS C 3
(01.1919)     HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)
14.04.1923 - (08.)1923 HMS Conquest (light cruiser) (additional; for submarines)
15.08.1923 - (01.)1925 Commanding Officer, HMS K 2 (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet)
25.04.1925 - (02.)1927 HMS Marazion (twin screw minesweeper) (4th Submarine Flotilla, China) & for duty with submarines
(07.1927)     no appointment listed
15.08.1927 - (06.1928) Commanding Officer, HMS Alecto (depot ship for 3rd Submarine Flotilla) & in command of Training Half Flotilla & for duty with submarines
06.05.1929 - (02.)1931 Commanding Officer, HMS Cyclops (depot ship for 1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean) & for duty with submarines
21.07.1931 - (01.)1932 Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(09.1932) - (01.1933) no appointment listed
13.03.1933 - 31.05.1933 Senior Officers' War Course,  RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.06.1933 - (08.)1934 Chief Staff Officer to Read-Admrial (S) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
28.09.1934 - 12.02.1937 Commanding Officer, HMS Medway (submarined depot ship) (China) & as Captain (S) IV Submarine Flotilla
(07.1937)     no appointment listed
09.08.1937 - 08.10.1937 Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
09.10.1937 - 19.01.1938 Senior Officers' War Course,  RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
20.01.1938 - 10.07.1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (Home Fleet) [including escort duty during visit of King and Queen to Canada (CVO)]
11.07.1939 - 09.12.1939 Captain (S), 5th Submarine Flotilla [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse)]
1940     Commodore West Coast South America
28.02.1940 - 20.06.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Diomede (light cruiser)
06.1940 - 25.06.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Despatch (light cruiser)
30.09.1940 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship)
08.07.1941 - 07.01.1942 also: RN ADC to the King
09.03.1942 - (02.)1943 Naval Officer-in-Charge, Inveraray & Senior Naval Officer Combined Operations Northern Bases [HMS Quebec]
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
08.07.1943 - (07.1945) Maintenance Captain, HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Coltart,
Richard Evelyn

R.E. Coltart
Son of Dr. Guy H. Coltart and Mary Beatrice Mapplebeck, of Fulham, London.
Nephew of Capt. Cyril G.B. Coltart, CVO, RN..
06.07.1912
Fulham district, London
-
27.10.1940

(KIA) [age 28]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Cadet
01.09.1929
Midsh.
01.05.1930
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1932
S.Lt.
16.06.1933
Lt.
16.03.1936
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
28.06.1940
submarine actions against the enemy [investiture 06.08.40]
05.09.1929
-
(09.1932)
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.1933
-
02.04.1933
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
03.04.1933
-
(06.1933)
promotion course, Portsmouth
01.1934


HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
23.07.1934
-
(02.)1937
HMS Proteus (submarine) [tender to HMS Medway] (China)
(07.1937)
 
 
no appointment listed
16.08.1937
-
27.09.1937
spare submarine First Lieutenant, HMS Titania (submarine depot ship, 6th Submarine Flotilla)
28.09.1937
-
05.06.1938
HMS H 34 (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
06.06.1938
 -
31.08.1938
First Lieutenant, HMS H 50 (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
01.09.1938
-
14.12.1938
First Lieutenant, HMS H 34 (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
15.12.1938
-
17.02.1939
First Lieutenant, HMS H 33 (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
18.02.1939
-
21.05.1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Taku (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin, from 11.04.1940 to HMS Forth]
22.05.1940
-
04.07.1940
submarine Commanding Officer's qualifying course [HMS Dolphin]
05.07.1940
-
12.07.1940
spare, HMS Maidstone
13.07.1940
-
06.08.1940
spare Commanding Officer, HMS Elfin
07.08.1940
-
12.10.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS H 31 (submarine) [tender to HMS Elfin, from 31.08.1940 to HMS Cyclops]
13.10.1940
-
27.10.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS H 49 (submarine) [tender to HMS Elfin] (killed when ship was sunk by German surface force near Terschelling, the Netherlands, 18.10.1940)
Colthurst,
Anthony Paul
A.P. Colthurst
Second son of Capt. Arthur Beadon Colthurst (1869-1916), and Maria Teresa Paul (1871?-1949), of Fleet, Hampshire.
Married 1st (28.07.1926, St Alban's Church, Hindhead, Farnham district, Surrey; divorced 1936) Mary Angela Forbes-Smith.
Married 2nd (11.09.1940, London) Daphne Barbara Standring-Smith, née Tatham (05.09.1909 - (09?).1978), only daughter of C. Aubrey Tatham, and Mrs Hermann Lohr.

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10.12.1900
Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire
-

15.11.1942
Gulf of Cadiz

(MPK) [age 41]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 2, panel 7]
Midsh. 15.08.1917
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1920
S.Lt. 15.01.1921
Lt. 15.10.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1930
Cdr. 30.06.1937
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.12.1942 Operation EV [decoration presented to next-of-kin]
Mention in Despatches MID 16.03.1943 Operation Torch; fine handling of ship [posthumously]
15.09.1914     entered RN
... - ... ...
(08.1939) - (04.1940) Fleet Air Arm
29.04.1940 - (10.)1941 an Assistant to Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.11.1941 - (12.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Avenger (escort carrier)
26.12.1941 - 15.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Avenger (escort carrier) (ship torpedoed & sunk by U-155 near Gibraltar) (DSO, despatches)
Colvile,
Richard Frederick

R.F. Colvile (Photo courtesy of Mrs Susanna Harris Hughes)
Only son (with three sisters) of Col. Kenneth Newton Colvile (1884-1956), PhD, MA, Professor of English, and Kathleen Irene Sells (1889-1982), of Sandgate, Kent.
Married 1st (1941) Dioné Onaway Neate (04.02.1919 - 01.1977), younger daughter of Cdr. Charles Eden Neate, RN (1887-1965), and Dorothy 'Dolly' Tucker (1889-1971), of Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire & Alvescot, Oxfordshire; two sons, two daughters.
Married 2nd ((06?.1982, Droxford district, Hampshire) Anne C. Watson.
04.06.1914
Bombay, India
-
25.03.2004

Folkestone, Kent
Cadet 01.09.1931
Midsh. 01.05.1932
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1934
S.Lt. 01.01.1935
Lt. 01.02.1936
Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1944 (retd 26.04.1955)
T/A/Cdr. 16.03.1948-10?.1948
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 13.06.1992 HM's birthday 92: for political and public service
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 25.06.1940 Norwegian coast [investiture 20.05.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 18.09.1945 services on East Indies Station
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1928).
05.09.1931 - 01.01.1932 HMS Valiant (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
02.01.1932 - (09.)1932 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.10.1932 - (08.)1934 HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
27.09.1934 - 31.03.1935 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.04.1935 - (07.)1935 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
14.10.1935 - (02.)1936 HMS Mackay (flotilla leader, 19th Destroyer Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
17.06.1936 - (02.)1938 HMS Adventure (large minelayer) (China)
(06.1938) - (10.1938) no appointment listed
28.11.1938 - (04.)1939 qualifying for signal duties, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
31.07.1939 - (09.1939) Signal Officer, HMS Colombo (cruiser) & as Squadron Signal and W/T Officer
06.02.1940 - (04.)1940 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)] (DSC)
02.08.1940 - (10.)1940 Signal Officer, HMS Keppel (destroyer) (and for signal and W/T duties)
13.10.1940 - (12.1941) Signal Officer, HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
10.03.1942 - (06.)1943 Flag Lieutenant & Squadron Signal and W/T Officer to Rear-Admiral (Minelayers) [HMS Southern Prince]
08.07.1943 - 10.)1944 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
04.12.1944 - (07.1945) Staff Communications Officer to Flag Officer Commanding 3rd Battle Squadron [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)] (despatches)
01.1946 - (10.1947) HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haslemere)
16.03.1948 - (07.)1948 Flag Lieutenant & Staff Communications Officer to Head of British Naval Mission to Greece [HMS St Angelo]
27.10.1948 - (05.1949) HMS Royal Arthur (Petty Officers/leadership training establishment, Corsham, Wilthsire)
04.1950 - 1952 HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee, Ceylon) (most probably for service at Colombo)
03.12.1952 - (01.1955) Officer-in-Charge, Signal School [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
(04.1955)     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
AMIEE.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Colville,
George Cecil
G.C. Colville
Eldest son of Adm. Hon. Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville, GCB, GCMG, GCVO (1861-1939), and Adelaide Jane Meade (1877-1960).
Brother of Cdr. (S) Richard Colville, KCVO, CB, DSC, RN, Maj,Gen, Edward Charles Colville, CB, DSO*, and Capt. Frederick James Colville.
Married (19.09.1935, Wimborne Minster, Dorset) Gabrielle Palmer, daughter of Gen. Sir Arthur & Lady Power Palmer, and widow of Col. Leger Livingstone Learmonth; one daughter.
Lived at Bishop's Waltham (1953).
09.09.1903
St George Hanover Square, London
-
18.08.1983
Droxford district, Hampshire
Cadet 1920
Midsh. 15.01.1922
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1924
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.04.1927
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1935
Cdr. 31.12.1939
Capt. 31.12.1943 (retd 08.07.1953)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1953 New Year 53 (Monte Bello) [investiture 10.02.53]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1942 New Year 42 [investiture 10.03.42]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne (05.1917-1919) & Dartmouth (1919-1920).
1920 - 09.1921 HMS Thunderer (cadet training cruiser)
15.01.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Iron Duke (battleship)
01.09.1924 - 24.09.1924 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for courses)
25.09.1924 - (01.1925) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
07.01.1926 - (06.1928) HMS Enterprise (cruiser) (East Indies, for some time temporarily attached to China Station)
09.04.1929 - (08.1929) HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(04.1930)     no appointment listed
(08.1930)     no appointment listed
(02.1931)     no appointment listed
(01.1932)     no appointment listed
04.04.1932 - (06.)1933 HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
14.09.1933 - (07.)1935 Flag Lieutenant-Commander to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)]
1935 - 16.12.1935 HMS Winchelsea (destroyer) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
17.12.1935 - (07.1937) staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
07.02.1938 - (09.1939) HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht) (Portsmouth)
03.1940 - 01.04.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Menestheus (auxiliary minelayer)
01.04.1940 - (02.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Southern Prince (auxiliary minelayer) *
06.11.1941 - (12.1943) Executive Officer, HMS Anson (battleship)
11.02.1944 - (01.)1945 Chief Staff Officer Operations on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS President (Admiralty) **
15.12.1947 - (05.1949) Commanding Officer, HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
02.01.1950 - 15.01.1952 Commanding Officer, HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Gosport, Hampshire)
(1952)     [Commanding Officer?], HMS Zeebrugge (ex-landing ship, tank LST 3532)
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
08.01.1953 - 08.07.1953 also: Naval ADC to the Queen
* Febr 1941 showing as Executive Officer under Flag Captain E.M.C. Barraclough, while the ship was acting as Flagship for R.Adm. R.L. Burnett
** indexed, but not listed as such
Colville,
[Sir] Richard
R. Colville
Third son of Adm. Hon. Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville, GCB, GCMG, GCVO (1861-1939), and Adelaide Jane Meade (1877-1960).
Brother of Capt. George Cecil Colville, CBE, RN, Maj,Gen, Edward Charles Colville, CB, DSO*, and Capt. Frederick James Colville.
Married (02.01.1933, St Peter's, Eaton Square, St George Hanover Square district, London) Dorothy Edith Rose Birdwood (27.10.1907 - 03.04.1972), daughter of late Brig.Gen. Halhed Brodrick Birdwood (1870-1939), and Dorothy Rose Ravenshaw (?-1973); one son, two daughters.
 
26.09.1907
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
14.06.1975
Inchreed, Jarvis Brook, East Sussex
Paym.Cadet 15.09.1925
Paym.Midsh. 15.09.1926
Paym.S.Lt. 15.09.1928
Paym.Lt. 15.09.1930
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 15.09.1938
A/Paym.Cdr. > 02.1941, < 12.1941
Paym.Cdr. = Cdr. (S) 30.06.1944 (retd 27.09.1947)
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 65: Press Secretary [investiture 21.06.65]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1960 New Year 60: Press Secretary
Companion of the Royal Victorian Order CVO 01.06.1953 HM's coronation 53: Press Secretary
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO 08.06.1950 HM's birthday 50: Press Secretary
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 04.04.1944 Aegean operations [anti-shipping strike?] 06.10.43 [investiture 24.10.44]
Education: Harrow.
1925     joined RN
16.04.1926 - (05.1926) HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
10.01.1927 - (07.1927) for duty in Admiral's Office, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Warspite (battleship)]
17.01.1928 - 05.1928 HMS Tiger (battlecruiser; seagoing gunnery firing ship, Portsmouth)
05.1928 - (08.)1930 HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
16.09.1930 - (02.)1931 HMS Cleopatra (cruiser) (Resreve Fleet, Nore)
05.02.1931 - (09.1932) for duty in Admiral's Office, Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
10.02.1933 - (07.)1935 for duty in Admiral's Office, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
16.12.1935 - (10.1938) HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht, Portsmouth)
02.01.1939 - (09.1939) HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
(04.1940)     HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) *
05.08.1940 - (10.)1940 on staff of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger J.B. Keyes, Bt. [HMS President]
30.10.1940 - (12.1941) HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)
01.02.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Sirius (cruiser) (Mediterranean)(DSC)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
01.01.1945 - (04.1947) directing staff, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
Press Secretary to King George VI, 27.09.1947-04.08.19521952, to the Queen, 05.08.1952-1968. Extra Equerry to the Queen since 1968.
Colvin,
George Robson
G.R. Colvin
Son of Ian D. Colvin, and of Sophie R. Robson, of Wimbledon, Surrey.
(12?).1911
Hampstead district, London
-

10.03.1943
(KIA) [age 32]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 3]
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1932
S.Lt.
16.05.1932
Lt.
16.12.1933
Lt.Cdr.
16.12.1941
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.03.1943
sinking Italian U-boat 06.12.42
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Mention in Despatches MID
03.09.1940
skill & courage in submarines
22.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
promotion course, Portsmouth
16.09.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Mackay (flotilla leader) (Home Fleet) (for submarines)
03.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS L 69 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
09.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
HMS Pigmy (special service vessel) (Portsmouth) (for reserve group of submarines)
08.09.1936
-
(02.)1937
First Lieutenant, HMS L 26 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
12.03.1937
-
(07.)1937
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China)
09.1937
-
(09.1939)
First Lieutenant, HMS Perseus (submarine) (China)
26.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
18.09.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sunfish (submarine)
[ 1941?

  HMS Graph (submarine) ? ]
(02.1942)


HMS Sealion (submarine)
15.04.1942
-
10.03.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Tigris (submarine) (lost off Naples)
Colvin,
John Horace Ragnar
J.H.R. Colvin
Son of Adm. Sir Ragnar Musgrave Colvin, KBE, CB and Lady Colvin.
Married 1st (1948) Elizabeth Anne Manifold (marriage  dissolved, 1963); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1967)
Moranna Sibyl de Lerisson Cazenove; one son, one daughter.
18.06.1922
Tokyo, Japan
-
04.10.2003

Lambeth, London
Cadet
01.09.1939
Midsh.
01.05.1940
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1942
Paym.S.Lt. = S.Lt. (S)
01.03.1942
Lt. (S)
?, seniority 01.01.1944 (retd 1951)
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
01.01.1968
New Year 68
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1935-1939); University of London
01.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
training, RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
05.01.1942
-
(01.)1942
promotion course, Portsmouth
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
(06.1943)
-
(10.1943)
HMS Duke of York (battleship) *
(12.1943)


HMS Renown (battlecruiser) *
03.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
25.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
?
-
(04.1946)
HMS Lanka (RN base, colombo, Ceylon)
01.06.1948
-
(07.1948)
HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
(05.1949)


no appointment listed
01.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Mercury (signal school, near Peterfield)
Joined HM Diplomatic Service, 1951; HM Embassies, Oslo, 1951-1953 and Vienna, 1953-1955; British High Commissioner, Kuala Lumpur, 1958-1961; HM Consul-General, Hanoi, 1965-1967; Ambassador to People's Republic of Mongolia, 1971-1974; HM Embassy, Washington, 1977-1980. Director for International Relations, Chase Manhattan Bank, 1980-1986. Honorary Visiting Fellow, School of East European Studies, 1995-.
Published: Twice Around the World, 1991; Not Ordinary Men, 1994; Volcano Under Snow, 1996; Lions of Judah, 1997; contributions to British and US journals.
Colvin,
Sir Ragnar Musgrave
R.M. Colvin R.M. Colvin
R.M. Colvin R.M. Colvin
3rd son late C.S. Colvin, CSI. Married (18.04.1918) Sibyl Frances, youngest daughter of late Brig.­Gen. H.F. Kays, CB; one son (Lt. (S) John Henry Ragnar Colvin, RN), one daughter.

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07.05.1882
India
-
22.02.1954
[Botley, Hants. ?]
Cadet
15.07.1896
Midsh.
15.01.1898
S.Lt.
15.07.1901
Lt.
06.03.1903, seniority 15.01.1902
Cdr.
30.06.1913
Capt.
31.12.1917
R.Adm.
01.08.1929
V.Adm.
01.03.1934
Adm.
03.05.1939 (retd 15.06.1942; own request)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.02.1937
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
27.06.1919
for valuable services as Asst Dir, Plans Division
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
03.06.1932
HM's birthday 32
15.07.1896


entered RN
1914
-
1918
served Grand Fleet (Jutland)
1918
-
(01.)1919
Assistant Director, Plans Division, Admiralty
1919
-
1921
Mediterranean and Black Sea
1922
-
1924
Naval Attaché, Tokio
31.07.1924
-
(01.1925)
Flag Captain, HMS Revenge (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
19.02.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
1927
-
1929
Director, Naval Tactical School
06.05.1929
-
(08.1929)
course at Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
17.05.1929
-
(08.1929)
Naval ADC to the King
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
26.05.1930
-
(09.)1932
Chief of Staff, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
1932
-
1933
Rear-Admiral 2nd Battle Squadron
26.12.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Victory (base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
08.08.1934
-
(02.)1937
President of Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and Vice-Admiral Commanding RN War College
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
11.09.1937


lent to Government of Commonwealth of Australia
01.11.1937
-
(02.)1941
First Naval Member of Commonwealth Naval Board 
1942
-
1944
Naval Adviser to High Commissioner for Australia
 
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