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Conder,
Edward Reignier
E.R. Conder
Son of the Rev. Canon Edward Baines Conder (1872-1936), Canon of Coventry Cathredal, and Eleanor Charlotte Henrietta Eames, artist.
Married 1st (1932) Anne Brown (died of cancer, 10.1940); two sons.
Married 2nd (21.12.1942, Gibraltar) Sheila Margery Bayley (died 06.10.2008, aged 92); two daughters.

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10.04.1901
Kensington, Greater London
-
09.07.1970
while on holiday in Italy
Midsh. 1917
A/S.Lt. 12.1920?
S.Lt. 15.05.1921
A/Lt. 15.05.1923
Lt. 03.10.1923, seniority 14.04.1923
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1931
Cdr. 31.12.1938 (retd 10.04.1951)
A/Capt. 01.1945?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 27.08.1940 operations Dutch. Belgian & French coasts
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40
Mention in Despatches MID 03.12.1940 for coolness and courage in adversity (mining of HMS Whitshed)
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (1915-1917); Caius College, Cambridge University (economics & biology, in addition Naval curriculum) (09.1922-05.1923) .
15.01.1915     entered RN
09.1917 - 1918? HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
1918? - 1919? HMS Lion (battlecruiser)
1919? - 1920? HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
1920? - 12.1920 HMS Vectis (destroyer) (Baltic)
12.1920 - 1921? HMS Crocus (sloop) (Persian Gulf) (anti-slavery and gun running; liaison officer with sheikhs; invalided home)
04.1921 - 09.1922 HMS Godetian (sloop) (as North Sea fisheries inspector)
08.1923 - (08.1923) short course of instruction (technical courses)
22.08.1924 - (05.)1926 HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean) (personnel orientation specialist)
01.1927 - (08.)1929 First Lieutenant, HMS Seraph (destroyer) (China) (during Nationalist/Communist Revolution)
14.02.1930 - 1931 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid] (training new entries & apprentices)
02.01.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for training duties)
23.07.1932 - (10.1932) Commanding Officer, HMS Salmon (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
08.02.1934 - (07.1935) Commanding Officer, HMS Cicala (river gunboat) (China) (re-established relations between Hong Kong and Macao; discovered new lands and rivers and negotiated a provincial treaty)
(02.1936)     no appointment listed
15.09.1936 - (10.1938) First Lieutenant, HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
05.01.1939 - (09.)1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Kittiwake (patrol vessel) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
[produced drill for air and sea convoy escorts; ship mined 09.1939]
15.11.1939 - 09.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Whitshed (destroyer) (Western Approaches, then Dover Patrol)
[ship mined 07.1940]
09.1940 - 02.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Southdown (destroyer)
[East Coast convoys; radar experimental work]
20.02.1941 - 06.1942 Operations Division, Admiralty (London) [HMS President]
06.1942 - 01.1945 Executive Officer, HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
[was in command for 1 month, 01.1945?) (took [and became friends with] Prime Minister Winston Churchill's family from Quebec conference and out to Cairo conference; was naval advisor at Quebec conference]
(07.1945) - 1948 Naval Officer-in-Charge, Wilhelmshaven *
[partitioned German Fleet, civilianised German navy, redeployed population, started factories and schools, destroyed dockyard, etc.; had English and Canadian troops and 800 of Russian navy under command; recommended for the Legion of Honour]
24.05.1948 - 03.1951 Admiralty Officer, Liverpool [HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)]
* (07.1945) & (04.1946) no appointment listed
Connell-Fuller,
Donald Hamilton
see: Fuller,
Donald Hamilton
 
Connolly,
Patrick Joseph

P.J. Connolly
?
-
died between 08.1989 and 12.1991 ?
RAF:
 
P/O (prob)
25.05.1928
P/O
25.05.1929
F/O
25.11.1929 (reld 13.06.1938)
RN:
 
Lt. (A)
13.06.1938
?, seniority 13.03.1935
Lt.Cdr. (A)
13.03.1944 (retd 13.06.1953)
25.05.1928
 
 
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
25.05.1933
 
 
transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers - Class A
13.06.1938
 
 
transferred, RN (Air Branch)
03.06.1938
-
(08.)1938
pilot, TSR Squadron 811 FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet)
16.08.1938
-
(10.1938)
pilot, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (Portsmouth) (for Fleet Air Arm)
09.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
air armament course, No. 1 Air Armament School, RAF, Manby [HMS Pembroke]
(04.1940)


Fleet Air Arm
16.09.1940
-
21.05.1941
pilot, 801 Squadron FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier), then RN Air Station, Hal Far]
[his Fulmar was last seen to leave the squadron formation, heading in the direction of Cape Bon; landed on the North African coast & was captured]
21.05.1941
-
(1943?)
POW in French captivity
31.03.1943
-
(08.)1943
Air Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
25.08.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, 772 Squadron FAA [HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire]
11.09.1944
-
(10.)1944
staff of Second Sea Lord's Office for Appointments, &tc., Admiralty [HMS President]
12.1944
-
(04.1946)
on staff of Flag Officer Naval Air Stations Australia [HMS Golden Hind]
10.03.1947
-
(05.)1953
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Conway,
Harold Robson
"Robin"
G. Cook

Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Robert Arthur Conway (1869-), and Edith Mary Shrubsole (1872-).
Married ((09?).1928, St Marylebone district, London) Marjorie "Miggs" Stewart; two sons.

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01.01.1901
Birkenhead, Cheshire
-
16.12.1990
Chichester, Sussex
Midsh. 11.10.1920
S.Lt. 15.09.1921
Lt. 15.09.1923
Lt.Cdr. 15.09.1931
Cdr. 30.06.1939 (retd 01.01.1951)
A/Capt. 05.04.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 05/06.40
11.04.1919     entered RN
... - ... ....
02.08.1939 - 05.03.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Otway (submarine)
(04.1940)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
(05.1940) - (06.1940) no appointment listed
30.06.1940 - (04.)1941 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
05.1941 - (08.)1941 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
12.08.1941 - (04.)1943 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) [from 12.1941-12.06.1942 possibly in command]
05.04.1943 - 30.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship)
13.11.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, French Ship "Largs" (Operational HQ landing ship, Bizerta, Tunisia)
02.04.1946 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness)
27.04.1947 - (05.1950) HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cook,
George
G. Cook

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16.04.1904
-

died between 08.1989
and 12.1991 ?
Seaman
? [J99157]
A/Gnr. (T)
01.01.1938
Gnr. (T)
?, seniority 01.01.1938
A/Cd.Gnr. (T)
18.06.1945
Sen.Cd.Gnr. (T)
01.01.1947
Lt.
01.10.1951 (retd 16.04.1954)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1952
New Year 52
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Mention in Despatches MID
21.08.1945
minelaying Western Approaches Command 01-04.45
(02.1938)


short course
18.04.1938
-
(04.1939)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Portsmouth)
17.04.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
05.07.1940
-
(02.1943)
HMS Manxman (minelayer)
(06.1943)
-
(10.1943)
no appointment listed
01.10.1943
-
(04.1946)
HMS Apollo (minelayer)
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
(1951)


HMS Vernon III
23.02.1953
-
(05.1953)
HMS Neptune (Reserve Fleet, Chatham) (for miscellaneous duties)
Cook,
Gerald Richardson
G.R. Cook (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Shafto)
Only son of Mr J.W. Cook, and Mrs Cook, of Blackheath.
Married (14.04.1928, Parish Church of St Margaret, Lee, Lewisham district, London) Brenda Edith Burnett (17.04.1904 - 25.05.1973), only daughter of Cecil Ross Burnett, RI (1872-1933), and Alice Theresa Allenberg (1877?-1962) [from 1935 Mrs Lewisohn], of Blackheath; three daughters.

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15.01.1902
Blackheath, Greenwich district, Kent
-
19.02.1959
Shoreham, Battersea district, Kent (died after an operation)
Midsh. 01.05.1918
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1921
S.Lt. 15.05.1922
Lt. (E) 15.03.1924
Lt.Cdr. (E) 15.03.1932
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1936
Capt. (E) 31.12.1945 (retd 11.08.1952)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1942 New Year 42 [investiture 10.02.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.06.1946 wind up Far East [presented by messenger]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (1915-1920).
15.09.1915     entered RN
... - ... ...
18.12.1930 - (12.)1931 HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship) (and for duty in HMS Hornet (CMB base, Haslar) and attached submarines)
15.12.1931 - (06.)1933 Assistant to Chief Engineer, HM Dockyard Sheerness [HMS Pembroke]
17.12.1933 - (02.)1936 HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
28.04.1936 - (07.)1937 Assistant to Deputy Superintendent and Works Managers, RN Torpedo Factory Greenock [HMS President]
28.07.1937 - (02.)1939 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for Mechanical Training Establishment)
24.04.1939 - (02.)1941 Engineer Officer, HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (OBE)
(04.1941) - (06.1941) no appointment listed
10.06.1941 - 01.02.1944 Executive Officer, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
04.04.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS King George V (battleship)
(04.)1945 - (10.1945) Squadron Engineer Officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS King George V (battleship)] (DSC)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Cooke,
Geoffrey Clement

G.C. Cooke

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20.03.1890
Strood, Kent
-
25.11.1941
(KIA) [age 51]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
A/S.Lt.
30.04.1910?
S.Lt.
19.12.1910, seniority 30.04.1910
Lt.
30.07.1912
Lt.Cdr.
30.07.1920
Cdr.
30.06.1926
Capt.
30.06.1933
Mention in Despatches MID
03.02.1942
Battle of Cape Matapan [posthumously]
15.09.1905
 
 
entered RN
14.05.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Fearless (light cruiser; submarine depot ship)
02.11.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Emperor of India (battleship)
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
02.02.1925
-
(05.)1926
HMS Impregnable (training establishment for boys, Devonport)
24.09.1926
-
(06.1928)
Commanding Officer, HMS Petersfield (twin screw minesweeper) (China)
01.08.1929
-
(02.)1931
Executive Officer, HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
23.10.1931
-
(06.)1933
Executive Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
16.10.1933
-
(01.)1934
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(07.1934)
-
(08.1934)
no appointment listed
24.09.1934
-
(11.1934)
tactical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
12.02.1935
-
(07.)1935
Commanding Officer, HMS Calcutta (cruiser) (Trooping)
30.08.1935
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Guardian (net layer) (Home Fleet)
07.02.1938
-
28.02.1940
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
25.03.1940
-
25.11.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Barham (battleship) (sunk, Eastern Mediterranean)
Cooke,
Hugh Geary
H.G. Cooke
Second son of F.P. Cooke, ICS, and Mrs Cooke, of Sunnymead, Keynsham.
Married (1924?) Phyllis Mathew, only child of Paym.Capt. O.R. Mathew, RN, and Mrs Mathew, of Alverstoke, Hampshire.

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18.08.1901
-
(12?).1981
Bristol district, Avon
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
17.03.1924, seniority 15.07.1922
Lt.
?, seniority 15.12.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1931
Cdr.
31.12.1937
Capt.
30.06.1943 (retd 08.01.1953)
Mention in Despatches MID
08.09.1942
Malta convoy 22.03.42
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1944
New Year 44
15.06.1919     entered RN
05.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
29.04.1929
-
(04.1930)
First Lieutenant, HMS L 71 (submarine)
27.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 31 (submarine)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
14.03.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
16.10.1933
-
(02.1936)
HMS Orion (cruiser) (Home Fleet) [16.01.1934 ship commissioned]
09.07.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Capetown (cruiser) (China)
12.1937
-
(02.1938)
HMS Tamar (receiving ship) (Hong Kong)
(06.1938)
-
(08.1938)
no appointment listed
08.08.1938
-
(10.1938)
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
24.10.1938
-
(08.1939)
Drafting Commander, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
10.09.1940
-
(02.)1943
Executive Officer, HMS Euryalus (cruiser)
(06.1943)


no appointment listed
16.07.1943
-
(07.1945)
Deputy Director of Operations Division (Coastal Force), Admiralty [HMS President]
26.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Protector
01.03.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Protector
08.07.1952
-
08.01.1953
Naval ADC to the Queen
Cooke,
Wilfrid Alan
W.A. Cooke
Son of H.S. Cooke, M.A., and Emilie Cooke; husband of Mary Eleanor Cooke, of Caversham, Oxfordshire.
1907 ?
-
15.11.1942
(KIA) [age 35]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 61, column 3]
Prob. S.Lt. RNR
18.02.1931
S.Lt. RNR
22.06.1931, seniority 18.02.1931
Lt. RNR
18.02.1933
Lt. (Supplementary List)
24.05.1937, seniority 11.05.1931
Lt.
1938?, seniority 11.05.1931
Lt.Cdr.
11.05.1939
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1943
Operation Torch
15.08.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (to complete 12 months' training)
29.05.1937
-
(10.1938)
HMS Hardy (flotilla leader)
(02.1939)


no appointment listed
21.03.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Bramble (minesweeper)
22.01.1941
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Salamander (minesweeper)
11.11.1941
-
15.11.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Algerine (minesweeper)
Cooper,
Philip Sturley
P.S. Cooper
Son of William Charles Payne Cooper, bank manager.
Married (12.11.1921, St Paul's Cathedral Church, Valletta, Malta) Frances Mary Regina Clarke, daughter of Charles Thomas Erlin Clarke.

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09.08.1893
-
1968
Hertfordshire
Midsh. 15.05.1911
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1913
S.Lt. 15.03.1914
Lt. 15.10.1915
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1923 (retd 09.08.1938; age)
Cdr. (retd) 09.08.1938 (dispersed 13.09.1945) (reverted to retd 09.11.1945)
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? services to Free French Navy
15.05.1906     entered RN
... - ... ...
16.04.1940 - 04.12.1940 HMS Vernon (additional; for De-Gaussing Department, ... Clarence Pier)
05.12.1940 - 13.09.1945 for liaison duties with Free French ships, from 29.07.1943 onwards indicated as Allied Naval Liaison Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional)]
Cooper *,
Sidney Grattan
S.G. Cooper
Son of Sidney Cooper.
Married (1940) Felicity Joan Pitt; two sons.

* changed last name to Grattan-Cooper by deed poll of 25.02.1950
03.12.1911
Newport M district, Glamorgan / Gwent / Monmouthshire
-
24.10.1999
[St James, South Africa ?]
Army:
 
2nd Lt.
27.06.1934 (reld 13.07.1936)
RAF:
 
(A) P/O (prob)
13.07.1936
P/O
18.05.1937 (reld 26.08.1938)
RN:
 
S.Lt. (A)
26.08.1938, seniority 18.05.1937
Lt. (A)
18.01.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
[acting rank]
1943?
A/Lt.Cdr. (A) [appointed rank]
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
18.01.1947
A/Cdr.
< 05.1949
Cdr.
30.06.1949
Capt.
30.06.1954
R.Adm.
07.01.1964 (retd 04.03.1966)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1966
New Year 66 [investiture 08.03.66]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Privately educated.
27.06.1934
-
13.07.1936
commissioned, Royal Monmouthshire (Militia) Royal Engineers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
13.07.1936
-
26.08.1938
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
26.08.1938
-
(10.)1938
FAA Training Squadron, RAF Station, Gosport [HMS Victory]
21.11.1938
-
(12.)1941
pilot, 814 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier), later HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)]
30.12.1941
-
(08.)1942
pilot, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
15.12.1942
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, 825 Squadron FAA [early 1943 at HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire)]
04.04.1944
-
(04.1946)
on staff of Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
(1946)


HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
26.08.1947
-
(05.1949)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
(05.1950)
 
 
lent to RCN
01.09.1952
-
(07.)1954
Office of Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.11.1954
-
(01.)1957
Commanding Officer, HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halfar, Malta) & as Captain (Air), Mediterranean
25.07.1957
-
(01.)1959
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer (Air) Home [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
06.07.1961
-
(02.)1963
Director Strategic Application and Policy on staff of Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
07.07.1963
-
?
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
07.01.1964
-
07.01.1966
Deputy Controller (Aircraft) RN, Ministry of Aviation [HMS President]
Cooper,
Sydney Alan
S.A. Cooper

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Cooper; husband of Ethel Clara Cooper, of Haywards Heath, Sussex.

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17.07.1902
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
-
18.02.1940
(KIA) [age 38]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Lt.
15.09.1924
Lt.Cdr.
15.09.1932
Cdr.
30.06.1938
15.01.1916     entered RN
(01.1925)


HMS Valorous (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet) *
03.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Comus (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
25.05.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
(04.1930)
-
(02.1931)
Torpedo Officer, Flotilla Staff, 1st Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Mackay (flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean) **
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
02.03.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
30.08.1933
-
(02.1936)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Neptune (cruiser) (Home Fleet) [24.02.1934 ship commissioned]
11.11.1936
-
(06.1938)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
16.08.1938
-
(07.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Winchelsea (destroyer) (and for duty with submarines)
07.07.1939
-
18.02.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Daring (destroyer) (sunk)
* indexed, but not listed as such
** starting date indicated as 01.11.1926
Cooper,
William Guy Loy
W.G.L. Cooper

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06.11.1900
-
04.07.1966
Pickering, Ryedale district, North Riding of Yorkshire
...
...
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1928 (retd)
Cdr. (retd)
06.11.1940 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Polish Military Cross PolMC
21.10.1941
good services in Polish ships
09.01.1917
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
23.08.1939
-
(08.)1942
Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Drake] (eventually Executive Officer)
09.1939?
-
?
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Błyskawica (Polish destroyer)
07.10.1942
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Queen Charlotte (anti-aircraft range, Ainsdale on Sea, Southport, Lancs)
Copperwheat,
Dennis Arthur
D.A. Copperwheat
23.05.1914
Raunds, Northamptonshire
-
08.09.1992
A/Gnr. (T)
01.04.1939
Lt.
01.10.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1947 (retd 24.05.1957)
George Cross GC
17.11.1942
scuttling MS Talabot
(07.1939)


no appointment listed
15.07.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Hero (destroyer)
(1940/41?)


HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
16.06.1941
-
(02.1943)
HMS Penelope (cruiser) (in lieu of specialist torpedo officer)
04.1943
-
(08.1943)
HMS Vernon (training establishment, Brighton)
15.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Kempenfelt (destroyer)
27.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
10.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Vindictive (fleet reapair ship)
01.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Vernon (for miscellaneous duties)



Underwater Weapons Research Establishment, Portland
21.06.1948
-
(05.1950)
staff, Flag Officer Commanding Reserve Fleet [HMS Duke of York]
(05.1953)


no appointment listed
24.08.1953
-
(01.1956)
Admiralty [HMS President]
Worked for a firm of insurance brokers in London before turning himself into a specialist on the treatment of timber, working at one time for a subsidiary of the Wates building group
Also saw war service on HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier); dates unknown
Coppinger,
Cuthbert
C. Coppinger

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28.04.1890
Alverstoke, Hampshire
-
07.09.1973
Ashton, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire
A/S.Lt. 30.04.1910?
S.Lt. 19.12.1910, seniority 30.04.1910
Lt. 30.01.1912
Lt.Cdr. 30.01.1920
Cdr. 31.12.1925
Capt. 30.06.1933 (retd 28.07.1942)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 15.09.1916 Battle of Jutland 16 *

* For navigating the ship in the coolest manner from a very exposed position under extremely heavy fire.

Officer, Order of Maritime Merit (France) (12.03.1940; in recognition of valuable services rendered by them in connection with the rescue of survivors from the French steamer "Yolande" when wrecked on the coast of Shantung (China) on the 6th March, 1938).

15.09.1905     entered RN
21.04.1916 - (01.1919) Navigating Officer, HMS Canterbury (light cruiser)
07.01.1924 - (01.1925) Navigating Officer, HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Mediterranean)
28.09.1926 - (07.1927) staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
02.08.1927 - (08.1929) Tactical Division, Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
02.12.1929 - (02.1931) Executive Officer, HMS York (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet) [ship commissioned 06.05.1930]
16.11.1931 - (06.1933) Staff Officer (Operations) to Vice-Admiral Commanding 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Revenge (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
24.04.1934 - (02.)1936 Flag Captain, HMS Effingham (cruiser) & Chief of Staff to Rear-Admiral Commanding Reserve Fleet
27.05.1936 - (05.)1936 senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.06.1936 - (06.)1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Capetown (cruiser) & Senior Naval Officer, North China
(08.1938) - (10.1938) no appointment listed
10.10.1938 - (02.)1939 Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich
11.03.1939 - 01.02.1941 Captain of the Dockyard and Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(02.1941) - (04.1941) no appointment listed
03.05.1941 - 03.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Malaya (battleship)
06.02.1942 - 28.07.1942 also: Naval ADC to the King
04.1942 - 10.1944 Captain Superintendent, HM's Dockyard Alexandria
(10.1944) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
21.06.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS King Alfred (training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
Corbet-Singleton,
Colin Henry
C.H. Corbet-Singleton
Son (with one sister) of Col. Henry Townsend Corbet-Singleton, CMG, DSO (1874-1934), and Evelyn Elsie Harris (1878-1954).
Married ((09?).1940, Camberwell, Surrey) Laurie Lungley Haffenden-Smith.

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02.12.1905
Banchory, Kincardineshire
-
12.11.1949
RN Hospital, Malta (formerly of Whitehall Mansions, Sliema, Malta)
Midsh. 15.01.1924
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1926
S.Lt. 15.01.1927
Lt. 01.06.1929
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1937
Cdr. 30.06.1943
A/Capt. > 06.1944, < 10.1944
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 16.08.1940 Dunkirk [investiture 20.05.41]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 31.03.1942 clearing minefield 12.41-01.42 [investiture 11.12.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.03.1943 commanding operation minesweeping North Russia 11.42 [investiture 11.12.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 27.03.1945 Operation Dragoon
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? Operation Dragoon [decoration posted to next-of-kin]
... - ... ...
21.08.1939 - 06.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Albury (Hunt class minesweeper) (DSC)
06.1941 - 18.06.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Felixstowe (Bangor class minesweeper) (Bar to DSC)
18.06.1942 - 02.02.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Halcyon (Halcyon class minesweeper) (Second Bar to DSC)
04.02.1943 - 28.07.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Fort York (Bangor class minesweeper)
30.08.1943 - 02.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Rinaldo (Algerine class minesweeper)
(04.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
20.07.1945 - (04.1946) Minesweeping Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.07.1948 - (05.)1949 Welfare and Service Conditions Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
? - 12.11.1949 HMS Lofoten (landing ship, tank)
Corbett,
Hugh Askew
H.A. Corbett

25.06.1916
-
19.04.2012
... ...
S.Lt. 01.09.1936
Lt. 01.10.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1945
Cdr. 31.12.1950
Capt. 30.06.1958 (retd 06.06.1969)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1968 New Year 68 [investiture 27.02.68]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 13.02.1945 action Quarnarolo Channel Croatia 01.11.44 [investiture 27.07.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 05.10.1943 9 offensive sweeps Sicilian Channel [investiture 27.07.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1940 ?
... - ... ...
25.11.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Brazen (destroyer) (despatches)
(05.1940) - (06.1940) HMS Cardiff *
(07.1940)     no appointment listed
12.08.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Tynedale (destroyer)
21.06.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS Lookout (destroyer) (DSC)
(08.1943)     HMS Lookout (destroyer) *
09.1943 - 18.12.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Wheatland (escort destroyer)
(11.1944)     HM LCH 282 (landing craft, headquarters) (DSO)
(04.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
18.03.1946 - (04.1946) Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
(1967)     HMS Fearless (CBE)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Corbett,
John Gray
J.G. Corbett
Married (26.03.1940) Ann ...; three children.

20.06.1924
Otorohanga, New Zealand
-
21.10.2011
Portchester
Cadet
01.01.1942
Midsh.
01.09.1942
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1944
S.Lt.
23.10.1944, seniority 01.08.1943
Lt.
01.08.1945, seniority 01.08.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1952 (retd 20.06.1974 & re-employed) (reverted to retd 20.06.1979)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
31.12.1960
New Year 61
01.01.1942
 
 
special entry cadet (under the Dominion Scheme)
01.09.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Birmingham (light cruiser)
11.03.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Warspite (battleship)
04.10.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Nelson (battleship)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
HMS Nelson (battleship) *
28.09.1944
-
(01.1945)
HMS Cubitt (frigate)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Godwit (RN Air Station, Hinstock, Salop) *
06.1947
-
(07.1948)
pilot, 816 Squadron FAA
09.04.1949
-
04.05.1951
pilot, 816 Squadron FAA [HMAS Sydney (light aircraft carrier), from 25.05.1949 HMAS Albatross (air station, Nowra, NSW), from 30.07.1949 HMAS Sydney, from 11.11.1949 HMAS Albatross, from 12.01.1950 HMAS Sydney, from 05.04.1950 HMAS Albatross, from 24.01.1951 HMAS Sydney, from 04.04.1951 HMAS Albatross] [on loan to RAN]
05.05.1951
-
10.07.1951
HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to UK per "Orion"] [on loan to RAN]
11.07.1951
-
15.08.1951
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent; additional for IF course at Rochester [HMS Pembroke] & from 01.08.1951 leave]
16.08.1951
-
?
pilot, 719 Squadron FAA [HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglington, Londonderry]
(05.1953)
 
 
no appointment listed
31.08.1953
-
(07.1954)
HMS Centaur (light fleet carrier)
(04.1955)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1956)
 
 
Admiralty [HMS President] *
(01.1957)
 
 
HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth) *
(01.1959)
-
(07.1961)
HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halfar, Malta) *
(02.1963)
-
(02.1964)
Admiralty [HMS President] *
(02.1968)
 
 
HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
(02.1969)
 
 
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
(08.1971)
 
 
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Corby,
John
J. Corby

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31.03.1887
Newcastle, Northumberland
-
19.10.1946
[Golders Green Crematorium, panel 2]
Seaman ? [225290]
Petty Officer ?
Gnr. 13.06.1918
Cd.Gnr. 13.06.1928 (retd 01.04.1937)
Lt. (retd) 01.04.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. (retd) < 01.1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46 [posted to next-of-kin]
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 11.05.1916 ?
... - ... ...
10.02.1925 - (02.1927) HMS Broke (flotilla leader) (for DF & I duties in 4th Destroyer Flotilla) [joined HMS Venomous (destroyer) prior to sailing for Palmas Bay on 27.01.1926]
... - ... ...
02.02.1937 - (02.)1941 HMS Manchester (cruiser)
16.10.1941 - (12.1941) an Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.03.1942 - (07.1945) HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(04.1946)     Office of the Admiral Commanding Reserves
Cordeaux,
Edward Cawdron
E.C. Cordeaux
Elder son of late Col. E.K. Cordeaux, CBE.
Married (1921) Marjorie Holmes Bennett; four sons.

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24.07.1894
Caistor, Lincolnshire
-
08.06.1963
[Louth, Lincolnshire ?]
Midsh.
15.01.1912
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.11.1914
Lt.
15.05.1916
?, seniority 15.12.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1923 (retd 01.04.1931; own request)
Cdr. (retd)
24.07.1934
A/Capt. (retd)
16.06.1940 (reverted to retd 1945/46)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41

MB (1935), BS (London, 1935), MRCS (England, 1935), LRCP (London, 1935)

Czechoslovak Air Force Pilot's Badge (1942)

Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth; RN Staff College (1927)
15.05.1907


entered RN
1914
-
1918
served European War (Dardanelles, Gallipoli & Jutland)
05.08.1918
-
(01.)1919
qualified Gunnery specialist [HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)]
01.11.1922
-
(08.1923)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
10.12.1924
-
(01.1925)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Broke (flotilla leader)
28.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich
(08.1929)
-
(02.1931)
no appointment listed
1930?


entered Middlesex Hospital as student
1935
-
1936
House Surgeon and Casualty Medical Officer, Middlesex Hospital
1937


General Practice, Southwold, Suffolk
1939


mobilized with RN
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(06.1940)


HMS Royal Eagle (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel (coastal)) (Dunkirk)
16.06.1940
-
08.1943
SO Thames Local Defence Flotilla [HMS Wildfire (parent ship, Sheerness)]
08.1943
-
(07.)1945
Maintenance Captain on Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
CC for parts of Lindsey, Lincolnshire, 1949; Deputy Lieutenant (DL) County of Lincoln; Justice of the Peace (JP) Parts of Lindsey; Diocesan Lay Reader, Vice-Chairman Diocesan Trust and Board of Finance 1957-1962; Member Church Assembly, Diocese of Lincoln, 1950; Member Sheffield Regional Hospital Board, 1952-1960; Chairman Horncastle Rural District Council, 1958-1960; Chairman County Civil Defence Committee, 1958; Chairman Grimsby Group Hospitals Management Committee, 1960-1962; Group Controller, Civil Defence, North Lincolnshire, 1960. High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, 1963.
Cork,
Richard John
"Dickie"
R.J. Cork
Son of Harold James Cork and Ethel Mary Cork, of Burnham, Buckinghamshire.
04.04.1917
London
-
14.04.1944
[age 27]
[Trincomalee War Cemetery, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 2.C.9]
A/S.Lt. (A)
01.05.1939
S.Lt. (A)
14.03.1940
Lt. (A)
01.11.1941
A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
01.09.1942
Distinguished Service Order DSO
10.11.1942
Operation Pedestal (Gibraltar to Malta convoy, 11-16.08.42) [investiture 08.12.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
18.10.1940
successful action against enemy bombers [investiture 11.03.41] *

* Originally awarded the DFC by the RAF but this was exchanged for the DSC on the insistence of the Admiralty.

Battle of Britain Clasp to his 1939 Star.
Education: Slough Secondary School
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
(04.1940)


Fleet Air Arm
07.06.1940
-
12.1940
242 Squadron RAF [on loan to RAF] (Battle of Britain) [claiming 5 air victories]
15.01.1941
-
(02.1941)
pilot, 880 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
(02?.)1941
-
10.1941
pilot, 880 Squadron FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
11.10.1941
-
09.1942
pilot, 880 Squadron FAA [HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)] (08.1942-09.1942 acting Commanding Officer during Operation Pedestal after CO was killed) [claiming 5 air victories]
07.09.1942
-
03.1943
pilot, 761 Squadron FAA (and instructional duties) [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)] *
10.04.1943
-
(10.)1943
Chief Flying Instructor, 761 Squadron FAA [HMS Dipper (RN Air Station, Henstridge, Somerset)]
02.12.1943
-
14.04.1944
Wing Leader, 15th Naval Fighter Wing [HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)] (killed in aircraft collision on China Bay Airfield, Ceylon)
Air ace with 9 confirmed destroyed enemy aircraft, 2 shared destroyed, 1 probable, 4 damaged, 7 destroyed on the ground.
* possibly initially with 759 Squadron FAA at HMS Heron
Literature: A.H. Wren, Naval fighter pilot: Lt. Cdr. R.J. Cork DSO, DSC, RN: the story of the Fleet Air Arm's unsung hero and the men with whom he served (1998)
Cork and Orrery,
12th Earl of (cr. 1620);
Boyle, William Henry Dudley
Baron Boyle of Youghall, 1616;
Viscount Dungarvan, 1620;
Viscount Kinalmeaky, Baron Boyle of Bandon Bridge and Baron Boyle of Broghill (Ireland), 1628;
Earl of Orrery, 1660;
Baron Boyle of Marston, 1711
W.H.D. Boyle, Earl of Cork and Orrery W.H.D. Boyle, Earl of Cork and Orrery
W.H.D. Boyle, Earl of Cork and Orrery W.H.D. Boyle, Earl of Cork and Orrery
W.H.D. Boyle, Earl of Cork and Orrery W.H.D. Boyle, Earl of Cork and Orrery

Son (with a twin sister, and three brothers and four sisters) of late Col. Gerald Edmund Boyle (?-1927), and late Lady Elizabeth Theresa Pepys (?-1897), daughter of 1st Earl of Cottenham.
Succeeded cousin, 13.10.1934.
Married (24.07.1902) Lady Florence Cecilia Keppel (24.02.1871 - 30.06.1963), youngest daughter of William Keppel, 7th Earl of Albemarle; no children.

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30.11.1873
Hale, Farnham
-
19.04.1967
London
[Marston Churchyard, Frome, Somerset]
Lt.
1895
Cdr.
31.12.1906
Capt.
30.06.1913
Cdre.
(1922)
R.Adm.
01.11.1923
V.Adm.
12.06.1928
Adm.
01.11.1932
Adm. of the Fleet
21.01.1938 (retd 1941)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
23.06.1936
HM's birthday 36
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
03.06.1931
HM's birthday 31
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1918
New Year 18
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
16.07.1935
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.08.1917
?

Commander, Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus (Italy); Order of Nile, 3rd class (Egypt), 04.12.1916; Order of El Nadhr (Arabia), 2nd class, 1917 (gazetted 23.04.1920); Grand Cross of the Order of St Olav (Norway); Grand Cross of Legion of Honour (France); Croix de Guerre avec palme (France)

15.01.1887


entered RN as Naval Cadet
1900


served China
02.1909
-
02.1911
Naval Intelligence Department
06.1912


War Staff Officer
06.1913
-
08.11.1915
Naval Attaché, Rome
?
-
11.1917
Senior Officer Red Sea Patrol (despatches)
06.11.1917
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
01.11.1922
-
01.11.1923
Naval ADC to the King
01.11.1923
-
(01.)1925
Rear-Admiral, 2nd Battle Squadron [HMS Resolution (battleship)] (Atlantic Fleet)
09.09.1926
-
1928
Rear-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron [HMS Frobisher (cruiser)] (China)
1928
-
1929
Vice-Admiral Commanding Reserve Fleet
03.04.1929
-
(01.)1932
President of RN College, Greenwich, and Vice-Admiral commanding Royal Naval War College
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
14.09.1933
-
20.08.1935
Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
(02.1936)


no appointment listed
12.07.1936
-
01.07.1938
First and Principal Naval ADC to the King (bore the Curtana or Sword of Mercy at the coronation of King George VI)
(02.1937)
-
(07.1937)
no appointment listed
03.07.1937
-
(04.)1939
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(07.1939)
-
(08.1939)
no appointment listed
1939
-
1940
served at Admiralty
1940


commanded combined expedition for capture of Narvik (Norway)
29.11.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
1941
-
1942
Home Guard
1943
-
1953
President, Shaftesbury Homes and Arethusa Training Ship
Published: My naval life, 1886-1941 (1942)
Cornish,
Herbert James
H.J. Cornish (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)
?
-
Boatsw. 15.01.1913 (retd)
Cd. Boatsw. (retd) ?
01.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
Cornish-Bowden,
Edward John
E.J. Cornish-Bowden (Photo courtesy of Mrs Athel Cornish-Bowden)

Son of William Cornish-Bowden (1869-1939), and Henrietta Edith Kitson (1875-1965), of Newton Abbot, Devon.
Brother of Cdr. (S) William Karslake Cornish-Bowden, RN.
Cousin of Lt. (E) John Ambrose Cornish-Bowden, RNVR.
14.05.1918
Sydney, Nova Scotia
-
02.11.1941
(KIA) [age 23]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
Cadet 01.09.1936
Midsh. 01.05.1937
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1939
S.Lt. 1940?, seniority 01.05.1939
Lt. 16.12.1940
Mention in Despatches MID 05.05.1942 patrols hitting 3 supply ships 09-11.41 [posthumously]
01.09.1936 - (02.)1937 special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
24.04.1937 - (04.)1939 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.05.1939 - (09.1939) promotion course, Portsmouth
14.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Montrose (destroyer)
16.07.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Taku (submarine)
1941 - 02.11.1941 HMS Tetrarch (submarine) (ship lost in western Mediterranean)
Cornish-Bowden,
William Karslake
E.J. Cornish-Bowden

Son of William Cornish-Bowden (1869-1939), and Henrietta Edith Kitson (1875-1965), of Newton Abbot, Devon.
Brother of Lt. Edward John Cornish-Bowden, RN.
Cousin of Lt. (E) John Ambrose Cornish-Bowden, RNVR.
Married (08.08.1934, Church of St Michael-du-Valle, Guernsey) Dorothy Beryl Madge Duncan, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs F.W.A. Duncan, of Tintern, l'Ancresse, Guernsey; two daughters, one son.
06.11.1908
Sydney, Nova Scotia
-
14.09.1992
Totnes, Devon
Paym. Cadet 15.01.1926
Paym.Midsh. 15.01.1927
Paym.S.Lt. 15.10.1928
Paym.Lt. 15.10.1930
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1938
Cdr. (S) 31.12.1944 (retd 07.03.1953)
15.09.1926 - (04.)1928 HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
10.04.1928 - (08.)1929 HMS Canterbury (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.11.1929 - (10.)1930 HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
29.10.1930 - (01.)1932 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
05.08.1932 - (06.)1933 HMS Sandhurst (destroyer depot ship) (Mediterranean)
01.09.1933 - (07.)1934 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
29.08.1934 - (02.)1937 HMS Resource (repair ship) (Mediterranean)
25.05.1937 - (02.)1938 HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)
15.02.1938 - (06.)1938 accountant officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
30.07.1938 - (04.)1940 Captain's Secretary, HMS Faulknor (destroyer)
03.04.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
(02.1941)     HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) *
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
(02.1943)     HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC) *
27.03.1943 - (07.1945) Air Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
06.04.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Suffolk (cruiser)
05.03.1947 - (05.1949) RN Base, Singapore [HMS Terror]
05.03.1950 - (05.1950) staff of Commander-in-Chief, Far Eastern Station [HMS Terror]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cornwall,
Neil Derrick
N.D. Cornwall
Son of ... Cornwall, and ... Trendall.
07.12.1917
Edmonton district, Oxfordshire
-
28.10.2003
Bournemouth district, Hampshire
Midsh. RNR 01.02.1936
A/S.Lt. RNR 25.04.1938
Prob. S.Lt. 25.11.1938
S.Lt. 1939?, seniority 25.11.1938
Lt. 25.12.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Lt.Cdr. 25.12.1947 (retd 07.12.1962)
Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal RHS Br ? attempt to rescue mid... [= Midshipman?] overboard 02.44
... - ... ...
(08.1939)     short course of instruction
23.12.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
06.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Olympus (submarine)
20.02.1941 - (06.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMS H 34 (submarine)
02.07.1941 - (12.1941) First Lieutenant, HMS P 35 (submarine)
09.02.1942 - (02.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Winchelsea (destroyer)
16.02.1943 - (10.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Whimbrel (sloop)
07.12.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Musketeer (destroyer)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
10.11.1944 - mid 1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Cooke (frigate)
06.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Blencathra (escort destroyer)
... - ... ...
Cornwallis,
the Hon. Oswald Wykeham
the Hon. O.W. Cornwallis

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16.03.1894
-
28.01.1974
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1928 (retd)
Capt. (retd) 16.03.1944
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
20.02.1940 - (07.1945) Deputy Director of Naval Equipment, Admiralty [HMS President]
Cortlandt-Simpson *,
James Woore
"Jim"
C.J.W. Simpson
Son of late R.Adm. Cortlandt Herbert Simpson, CBE (1856-1943), and Edith Octavia (née Busby).
Married 1st, Lettice Mary Johnstone.
Married 2nd, Ann Margaret Cubitt.
Married 3rd, Joan Mary Watson; one daughter.
Married 4th, Vanessa Ann Stainton (née Heald).

 * Last name:
Simpson till c. 1932, then Cortlandt-Simpson till c. 1949, then again
Simpson

02.09.1911
Westbourne, Sussex
-
09.05.2002
South Hams, Hampshire
Midsh.
01.09.1929
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1932
S.Lt.
31.03.1933, seniority 01.09.1932
Lt.
10.02.1934, seniority 01.10.1933 (retd 26.06.1934; own request)
A/Lt.Cdr. (retd)
08.1943?
Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1945?
Lt.Cdr. (L)
28.10.1946, seniority 01.01.1945
Cdr. (L)
31.12.1948 (retd 02.09.1961)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
02.01.1956
New Year 56 (Greenland Expedition) [investiture 21.02.1956]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
Polar Medal in silver with Arctic clasp PolMed
30.11.1954
as leader of the British North Greenland Expedition [investiture 15.03.1955]
Education: St Ronans, Worthing; RN College, Dartmouth (1925); London University (BSc Engineering, Hons.)
05.01.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
19.05.1931
-
12.1931
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
31.12.1931
-
(01.1932)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
22.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
promotion course, Portsmouth
1932?
-
1933?
HMS Nelson (battleship)
15.09.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Boadicea (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
16.07.1937


Probationary Assistant Engineer with the Post Office



served War of 1939-1945 in Home and Mediterranean Fleets:
01.04.1940
-
(04.1940)
anti-submarine course, HMS Osprey
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
anti-submarine course *
01.07.1942
-
(08.)1943
HMS Medway II (1st Submarine Flotilla base, Beirut)
11.08.1943
-
(06.1944)
[Commanding Officer ?], HMS Mackay (destroyer)
?
-
1945
HMS Eglinton (destroyer)
18.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyll) (for miscellaneous duties)
28.10.1946


transferred to the Electrical Branch
19.01.1948
-
(07.1948)
HMS Collingwood (radar and electrical school, Fareham, Hampshire)
30.01.1949
-
(05.)1949
HMS King George V (battleship)
28.12.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
1950
&
1951
summer expeditions to Greenland
(05.1953)


HMS President *
1952
-
1954
Leader of British North Greenland Expedition
(04.1955)


Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.12.1955
-
(01.1957)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (miscellaneous duties)
(07.1961)


no appointment listed
Royal Geographical Society, Founder's Medal, 1955.
Published: North Ice : the British North Greenland Expedition (1957)
Cotton,
Thomas Christopher
T.C. Cotton
1924 ?
New Zealand
-
14.03.1968
Kensington district, London
[age 43]
Cadet 01.05.1941
Midsh. 01.05.1942
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1944
S.Lt. 1944?, seniority 01.04.1943
Lt. 01.05.1944
Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1952
Cdr. 30.06.1960
01.05.1941     special entry cadet (under the Dominion Scheme)
01.05.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS King George V (battleship)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
30.05.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Euryalus (cruiser)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
29.12.1948 - (05.1950) HMS Loch Arkaig
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
(07.1954) - (01.1956) HMS Ricasoli (RN barracks, Fort Ricasoli, Malta) *
(01.1957)     HMS Cavendish *
08.04.1958 - (01.1959) First Lieutenant, HMS Albion
25.09.1960 - (07.1961) Commanding Officer, HMS Wizard
24.04.1962 - (02.1964) Services Conditions and Fleet Supply Duties Division, Personal Services and Officer Appointments Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(02.1968)     HMS Osprey (parent ship for Work Up Base, Royal Naval Air Station and RN Air A/S School, Portland, Dorset)
Couch,
Richard John Hullis
R.J.H. Couch
Son of Engr. Lieut.-Comdr. Herbert William Couch, R.N., and Edith Cecile Couch, of Westminster, London.

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16.11.1907
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
01.09.1940
(KIA) [age 32]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Midsh.
15.09.1925
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
12.06.1929, seniority 16.10.1928
Lt.
16.02.1931
Lt.Cdr.
16.02.1939
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Mention in Despatches MID
23.12.1939
succesful actions against enemy submarines
15.01.1925
-
(07.1927)
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.08.1929
-
(01.1932)
HMS London (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
15.05.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Kempenfelt (flotilla leader) (Home Fleet)
05.09.1934
-
(02.1936)
HMS Carlisle (cruiser) (Africa)
15.12.1936
-
(07.1937)
First Lieutenant, HMS Walpole (destroyer) (Portland)
14.02.1938
-
01.09.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Esk (destroyer)
Coull,
Albert
A. Coull
?
-
Sg.Lt.
30.09.1938
17.04.1939, seniority 31.10.1937 (emgcy 30.09.1943)
Sg.Lt.Cdr. (emgcy)
31.10.1943
Education: MB, ChB
25.01.1939
-
(08.)1942
HMS Hebe (minesweeper) [accommoadted in HMS Sharpshooter (minesweeper)]
03.09.1942
-
(12.)1943
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
29.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Exmouth (accommodation ship landing craft personnel Tilbury)
21.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Battler (escort carrier)
Courage,
Rafe Edward
R.E. Courage
Eldest son of Lt.Col. Miles Rafe Ferguson Courage, DSO (1872-1961), and Kathleen Roma Beatty (1877-1949), of Preston House, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Married 1st (03.05.1934, St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Malta) Irene Mary Graham Campbell, eldest daughter of Gen. Sir David Graham Muchet Campbell, Governor of Malta, and Lady Campbell; one son.
Married 2nd (1942, abroad) L/Cpl. Nancy Petersen, WTS (1913-1995), daughter of P.R. Petersen.

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22.06.1902
Chelsea, London
-
25.03.1960
Bradley, Alresford, Hampshire
... ....
S.Lt. 30.08.1922
Lt. 30.06.1924
Lt.Cdr. 30.07.1932
Cdr. 30.06.1940 (retd 03.03.1948)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 07.06.1940 1st Battle of Narvik [investiture 08.07.41]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 26.05.1942 action with Italian cruisers 12.12.41 [investiture 26.03.46]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40 [investiture 08.07.41]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 08.04.1941 sinking Italian submarine Berillo 20.10.40 [investiture 08.07.41]
Commander, Order of Oranje-Nassau with swords (The Netherlands) OON 12.05.1942 withdrawal from Holland [decoration posted]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (1914).
15.01.1916     entered RN
      served European War
... - ... ...
19.01.1934 - (07.)1935 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
24.09.1935 - (08.)1936 Commanding Officer, HMS Bagshot (twin screw minesweeper) (Mediterranean)
21.09.1936 - (10.1936) tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(01.1937)     no appointment listed
15.01.1937 - 02.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Havock (destroyer) (Narvik [DSO] & other operations [Bar to DSO, DSC and Bar])
09.07.1941 - 12.02.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Maori (destroyer)
(08.1942)     HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) *
(02.1943) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
18.09.1944 - (07.)1945 Executive Officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
22.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service Central Depot, Lowestoft)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Courtney,
Anthony Tosswill
A.T. Courtney
Son of Basil Tosswill Courtney (1873-1933), manufacturer of machine tools, and Frances Elizabeth Rankin.
Brother of Maj. Roger J.A. Courtney, MC, and of Lt.Col. Godfrey B. Courtney, MBE, MC.
Married 1st (1938) Elisabeth Mary Cortlandt Stokes (died 1961); no children.
Married 2nd (1962) Lady (Elizabeth) Trefgarne (marriage dissolved 1966).
Married 3rd (1971) Mrs Angela Bradford.

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16.05.1908
Bromley, London
-
24.01.1988
Devizes, Wiltshire
Cadet 15.09.1925
Midsh. 15.05.1926
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1928
S.Lt. 01.03.1929
Lt. 01.10.1930
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1938 (retd 16.05.1953)
A/Cdr. 19.10.1941-1942 & 21.01.1946-...
Cdr. (retd) 16.05.1953
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1949 New Year 49
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
15.01.1922     entered RN
29.08.1925 - (05.)1926 HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
11.09.1926 - (06.1928) HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (world cruise of Duke & Duchess of York)
04.1929 - 08.1929 promotion course, Portsmouth
15.11.1929 - (10.1930) HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China Station)
(02.1931)     no appointment listed
26.04.1931 - (06.)1933 HMS Malaya (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.10.1933 - (07.)1934 qualified as Interpreter in Russian after language study in Bessarabia [HMS President (for study of languages)]
04.07.1934 - (11.)1934 HMS Sardonyx (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
03.12.1934 - (07.)1935 qualified in Signals and Wireless Telegraphy, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
16.12.1935 - (02.)1936 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1936)     no appointment listed
28.09.1936 - (02.)1937 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Signal School)
26.03.1937 - 04.1939 Flag Lieutenant and subsequently Flag Lieutenant-Commander to Flag Officer Commanding 3rd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Arethusa (cruiser)] (and as Squadron Signals and Wireless/Telegraphy Officer) (Mediterranean Fleet)
(07.1939)     no appointment listed
(08.1939)     HMS Effingham (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth) *
01.01.1940 - (02.)1941 Flag Lieutenant-Commander on staff of Admiral Commanding 3rd Battle Squadron [HMS Seaborn (accounting base, Halifax, Nova Scotia)] (and as Squadron Signal and W/T Officer)
1941 - 1941 North Atlantic Escort Force, Halifax, Nova Scotia
19.10.1941 - (08.)1942 Deputy Head of Naval Mission to USSR [HMS President]
08.12.1942 - (02.)1943 Squadron Signals & Wireless/Telegraphy Officer, HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
05.1943 - (10.)1943 Flag Lt.Cdr. & Squadron Signals Officer to Flag Officer commanding Aircraft Carriers, Home Fleet [HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier), later HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)]
08.12.1943 - (01.)1945 Staff Signals Officer to Flag Officer commanding South Atlantic Station [HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa)]
11.06.1945 - (07.1945) Staff Signals Communication Officer to Flag Officer, Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches [HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)]
21.01.1946 - (07.)1948 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
17.11.1948 - 1951 Chief Staff Officer (Intelligence), to R Adm S.H.T. Arliss, Flag Officer Commanding British Naval Forces, Germany, and Chief British Naval Representative in the Allied Control Commission [HMS Royal Albert] (Hamburg, Germany)
1952 - 1953 qualified as Interpreter in German; Intelligence Div, Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
Export Consultant, ETG Consultancy Services, 1954-1965; contested Hayes and Harlington as Conservative Party candidate, UK General Election, 1955; Conservative MP for Harrow East, 1959-1966; Vice Chairman, Conservative Navy Committee, 1964; Chairman, Parliamentary Flying Club, 1965; Managing Director, New English Typewriting School Limited, 1969-1988; Chairman, Wiltshire Monday Club, 1977; Chairman of Governors, Urchfont School, 1982-1988
Published: Sailor in a Russian frame (1968).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cowan,
Sir Walter Henry
"Tich";
1st Baronet (1921)
W.H. Cowan W.H. Cowan
W.H. Cowan W.H. Cowan
W.H. Cowan

Eldest son of Capt. Walter Frederick James Cowan, JP (1845-1914), and Frances Anne Lucas, of Alveston, Warwickshire.
Married (13.02.1901, Kensington, London) Catherine Eleanor Millicent Cayley ((09?).1869 - 21.04.1934), daughter of Digby Cayley, JP, and Charlotte Philadelphia Bower, of Norton Grove, Yorkshire; one daughter.

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11.06.1871
Crickhowell, Brecknockshire
-
14.02.1956
Warneford Hospital. Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Lt. 13.11.1892
Cdr. 30.06.1901
Capt. 31.12.1906
R.Adm. 02.09.1918
V.Adm. 02.11.1923
Adm. 01.08.1927 (retd 06.10.1931) (reactivated 1939) (reverted to retd 1945)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 1919 ?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 1916 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 1898 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 05.09.1944 very great gallantry Mediterranean for No. 2 Commando operations [investiture 20.05.47]
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO 1904 ?

Medjidie 4th class; Rising Sun 3rd class (Japan); St Anne 2nd class with swords (Russia); Officer, Légion d'Honneur; Royal Humane Society Medal.

15.01.1884     entered RN
      served Brass River and Mwele Expeditions 1895; Benin, 1897 (despatches); Nile, 1898-99 (despatches DSO); Nile, 1899 (despatches); S. African War, ADC to Lord Kitchener, and Naval ADC to Earl Roberts, 1901 (despatches, promoted);  European War, battle of Jutland Bank, 1 June 1916 (despatches, CB); Capt. HMS Princess Royal, 1915-1917; commanded First Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet, 1917-1920; Commanded Baltic Force, 1919; Battle Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet, 1921-1922; Commanding Officer, Coast of Scotland, 1925-1926; Commander-in-Chief  North America and West Indies Station, 1926-1928; First and Principal Naval ADC to the King, 1930-1931
      served War of 1939-1945 with Commando Forces (Bar to DSO); a Liaison Officer at Tobruk 1941-42; served with Commandos from 1940 in Middle East including raid on Bardia and siege of Tobruk with 18th King Edward VII's Own Cavalry (captured at Bir Hakeim 27.05.1942, repatriated 1943) and in 1943-44 with 2nd Special Service Brigade in Italy and the Dalmatian Islands:
30.01.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
(08.1942) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
(08.1943)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
(10.1943)     Combined Operations Headquarters *
15.11.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for special service)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HMS Victory IV (accounting section, Leydene House, nr Petersfield) *
Honorary Colonel, 18th King Edward VII's Own Cavalry, 22.11.1946. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), 1933; Justice of the Peace (JP), 1933, Warwickshire.
Literature: Lionel George Dawson, Sound of the guns, being an account of the wars and service of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan (1949); Geoffrey Bennett, Cowan's war : the story of British naval operations in the Baltic, 1918-1920 (1964)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cowburn,
George Gerard
G.G. Cowburn
Younger son of Frank and Emily Cowburn.
Married 1st ((09?).1933, Chorley district, Lancashire) Julia A. Snape.
Married 2nd ((09?).1952, Samford district, Suffolk) Joan Currington, only daughter of Mr & Mrs E.G. Currington, of Felixstowe, Suffolk.

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20.07.1909
Newtown district, Montgomeryshire / Powys
-
01.06.1980
Newport district, Wales
Midsh. 01.01.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1931
S.Lt. 22.08.1932, seniority 01.03.1931
Lt. 01.05.1933
Lt.Cdr. 01.05.194
Cdr. 31.12.1945 (retd > 07.1959, < 07.1961)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.02.1940 Battle of the River Plate 12.39 *

* "...who handled the ship with the utmost skill and coolness and was undismayed when the Commanding Officer and the Chief Yeoman of Signals were wounded alongside him. The Ship's immunity from being hit was mainly due to him. The running commentary on the progress of the action which he passed to the Lower Conning Tower was of the greatest value, as it was broadcast .to all positions between decks, including the Engine Room."

13.01.1928     entered RN
05.01.1929 - (08.1929) HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Atlantic)
04.01.1930 - (02.1931) HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
30.04.1931 - (01.1932) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
06.09.1932 - (01.1934) HMS Codrington (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
15.04.1935 - (07.1935) long navigation course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
13.09.1935 - (02.1936) Navigating Officer, HMS Fowey (patrol sloop)
15.01.1937 - (02.1937) Navigating Officer, HMS Harebell (patrol sloop (fishery protection))
10.05.1937 - (08.1938) Navigating Officer, HMS Hastings (escort vessel)
(10.1938)     advanced navigation course
27.01.1939 - (02.1941) Navigating Officer, HMS Achilles (cruiser)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
18.01.1943 - (06.1943) HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
07.1943 - (06.1944) Navigating Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship)
08.11.1944 - (07.1945) Navigating Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship)
19.03.1946 - (04.1946) Navigation Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.1950 - (05.1950) Executive Officer, HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halifax, Malta)
11.08.1952 - (05.1953) HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
22.03.1954 - (01.1956) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous duties)
Cowell,
Patrick James
P.J. Cowell

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15.08.1910
-
10.1985
Bournemouth, Hampshire
Cadet
01.01.1928
Midsh.
01.09.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1931
S.Lt.
01.07.1931
Lt.
01.04.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1941
A/Cdr.
< 07.1945
Cdr.
31.12.1945
Capt.
31.12.1951 (retd 07.01.1961)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1941
New Year 41 [award posted]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
19.06.1945
Operation Hotbed (North Russian convoy 02.45) [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
12.08.1941
towing Taku [serving as Liaison Officer]
Mention in Despatches MID
21.04.1942
Erin blown up Gibraltar 18.01.42
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1944
Operation FW (North Russian convoy 01.44)
Mention in Despatches MID
05.12.1944
passage convoy SW59 & RA59A
Mention in Despatches MID
21.08.1945
3 U-boats destroyed Kola Inlet 04.45
15.05.1924     entered RN
07.01.1928
-
(06.1928)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
02.01.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
17.08.1931
-
(01.)1932
promotion course, Portsmouth
06.07.1932
-
(09.)1932
HMS Albury (twin screw minesweeper) (temporary)
17.12.1932
-
(05.)1933
HMS Wolsey (destroyer) (1st Submarine Flotilla, Mediterranean) (for submarines)
11.05.1933
-
(07.1934)
HMS Oberon (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla, Mediterranean)
22.05.1935
-
(07.1937)
First Lieutenant, HMS Spearfish (submarine) (and for duty with submarines) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
11.01.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
07.10.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Dwarf (particular service vessel) (for Reserve Group "B" of submarines)
24.07.1939
-
(09.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS L 27 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
10.02.1940
-
(06.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Swordfish (submarine)
06.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Elfin (submarine base for 6th Submarine Flotilla, Blyth) (for submarines)
(07.)1941
-
(08.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Thrasher (submarine)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
26.12.1941
-
(08.)1943
HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
(10.1943)


no appointment listed
01.11.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Whitehall (destroyer)
(1945)


HMS Cygnet (sloop)
30.05.1945
-
(07.)1945
HMS Sandhurst (immobile depot ship, Loch Ryan)
24.09.1945
-
(10.1947)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
01.1948
-
(05.1949)
Executive Officer, HMS Montclare (submarine depot ship)
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
20.03.1953
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)
18.10.1954
-
(01.1956)
Deputy Director, Undersurface Warfare Division (M), Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1957)


no appointment listed
Cowie,
John Stewart
J.S. Cowie
Son of James Eden Cowie.
Married (1922) Dorothy Mary, daughter of Sg.Cdr. J.A. Keogh, RN.

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23.06.1898
-
05.01.1982
...
...
Lt.
15.12.1918
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1926
Cdr.
30.06.1931 (retd 30.04.1948)
A/Capt.
14.01.1942?
Capt. (retd)
30.04.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46 [investiture 17.12.46]
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM
13.08.1946
?
08.1914
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
10.10.1933
-
(02.)1935
Executive Officer, HMS Exeter (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
08.07.1935
-
(06.)1938
in charge of Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
08.08.1938
-
(10.1938)
staff, Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(02.1939)
 
 
no appointment listed
06.03.1939
-
22.05.1939
HMS President (for Tactical Division, Admiralty)
23.05.1939
-
01.10.1939
staff, Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
02.10.1939
-
13.01.1942
staff, Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.01.1942
-
14.10.1945
Deputy Director of Operations Division (Mining), Admiralty [HMS President]
15.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
Deputy Director Information Department (General Publicity), Admiralty [HMS President]
Published: Mines, minelayers and minelaying (1949)
Cox,
Charles Henry
C.H. Cox
22.09.1880 ?
-
T/A/Sign.Boatsw.
22.09.1941
T/Sign.Boatsw.
1942?, seniority 22.09.1941
T/A/Cd.Boatsw.
22.09.1945
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
01.04.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Dundonald II (Combined Operations training establishment, Auchengate)
(04.1944)
-
(10.1944)
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


HMS Moonrise *
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Cox,
Ian Nagle Douglas
I.N.D. Cox (Photo courtesy of Mr M.J. Alston)
09.09.1915
-
14.10.1990
Chichester, Sussex
Cadet
01.01.1933
Midsh.
01.09.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1936
S.Lt.
01.10.1936
Lt.
01.06.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1946 (retd 03.11.1951)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
16.08.1940
Dunkirk 06.40
Mention in Despatches MID
08.09.1942
Malta convoy 22.03.42
Mention in Despatches MID
11.05.1943
minelaying 11.42
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.01.1933
-
09.08.1933
naval cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
10.08.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
25.03.1934
-
(02.)1935
HMS Durban (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
02.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1936
-
31.08.1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
promotion course, Portsmouth
02.06.1937
-
(07.)1937
HMS Lupin (escort vessel (fishery protection))
22.07.1937
-
(04.)1940
HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (China)
27.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Malcolm (destroyer)
31.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Woolston (destroyer)
?
-
(03.)1942
HMS Hasty (destroyer)
25.05.1942
-
01.02.1943
HMS Welshman (minelayer) (sunk)
23.02.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt)
(12.1943)


no appointment listed
03.01.1944
-
05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Middleton (destroyer)
07.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
RN College, Eaton, Chester (for duty with Special Entry cadets) [HMS Britannia]
05.08.1947
-
(05.)1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Virago (destroyer)
25.11.1949
-
(05.1950)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
Cox,
Jack Broughton
J.B. Cox (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)

Son of George Ralph Cox (1876-1954), and Rhoda Mary Delves-Broughton (1894-1956).
02.12.1914
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
04.06.1989
Sefton North district, Merseyside
Cadet 01.05.1932
Midsh. 01.01.1933
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1935
S.Lt. 16.01.1936
Lt. 16.07.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr. 16.07.1946 (retd 30.08.1957)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross (Norway) Hkn 15.04.1947 liberation of Norway
... - ... ...
22.08.1939 - (10.)1940 First Lieutenant, HMS Stronghold (destroyer)
22.10.1940 - (02.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Scarab (river gunboat)
(04.1943) - (06.1943) HMS Scarab (river gunboat) *
(08.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
10.1943 - 05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Woolston (destroyer) (despatches)
01.05.1945 - early 1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Ledbury (escort destroyer)
(04.1946)     HMS Ledbury (escort destroyer) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cox,
John Bevan
J.B. Cox (Photo courtesy of Mrs Amanda Spencer-Cooke)
Married (10.08.1942, Alexandria, Egypt) Rhoona Eileen Levy(21.10.1913 - 13.04.1987), daughter of Samuel Benjamin Levy (1857-1935), and Ethel Beatrice "Trixie" Hatchard (1879-1964); one daughter. Rhoona Cox was earlier married ((06?).1937) to Cpl. Lionel Innes Montell Toller, RAC (1905-1940), and (03.11.1940) Lt. (E) William Borel Setten, RN (1914-1941). She remarried (25.06.1962) Lt.Col. Percival Henry "Pat" Denyer, Indian Army (1897-1974).

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16.09.1910
Kensington district, London
-
07.03.1980
Narberth, Dyfed, Wales
Cadet 01.01.1928
Midsh. 01.09.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1931
S.Lt. 16.09.1931
Lt. 16.01.1934
Lt.Cdr. 16.01.1942 (retd 16.09.1955; age)
A/Cdr. 14.10.1952
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.07.1941 Inshore Squadron with 8th Army Egypt & Cyrenaica [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID 04.09.1945 scuttling of HMS Sikh 14.09.42 *

* For outstanding courage and devotion to duty in HMS Sikh when she was disabled by fire from shore batteries during an attack on Tobruk in September, 1942. Although in a hopeless position fire was kept up against the shore batteries until it became necessary to abandon the sinking ship, scuttling charges being fired at the last moment to prevent any possibility of capture by the enemy.

07.01.1928 - (08.)1929 HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
24.09.1929 - (08.1930) HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1931 - 16.08.1931 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
17.08.1931 - (01.)1932 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
23.05.1932 - 1932 HMS Sesame (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.07.1932 - (11.1934) HMS Fowey (sloop) (East Indies station)
(02.1935)     no appointment listed
08.03.1935 - (07.1927) HMS Guardian (net layer) (Home Fleet)
18.01.1938 - (02.)1938 HMS Tenedos (destroyer) (China)
27.03.1938 - (12.1938) HMS Cockchafer (river gunboat) (China)
(02.1939) - (09.1939) no appointment listed
27.02.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Aphis (river gunboat) (DSC)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(08.1942)     on staff of Senior Naval Officer Inshore Squadron [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)] * (despatches twice) [captured at Tobruk]
(02.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed: from Tobruk he was taken to prison camp in Italy and then moved to the Marlag [Marinelager] near Bremen - and eventually repatriated from a camp at Lübeck
14.08.1943 - (10.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Ludlow (destroyer)
(12.1943) - (07.1945) HMS Ludlow (destroyer) *
(04.1946)     HMS Boxer (fighter direction ship) *
02.01.1947 - (10.1947) Commanding Officer, HMS Cockade (destroyer)
(07.1948) - (05.1949) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
09.03.1950 - (05.1951) Flag Lt.Cdr. to Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
14.10.1952 - 31.05.1955 Naval Attaché, Madrid (Spain)
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
 
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