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1939-1945

 

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T.F. Crean   to   S.A. Cuthbert
Crean,
Thomas Francis
"Tom"
T.F. Crean (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick 'Paddy' Crean)
Son (with two brothers * and four sisters) of Eugene Crean MP, JP (1854-1939), Member of Parliament for Queens County (now Laois) and later South East Cork, and Hannah FitzGerald (1865-1941).
Married (24.04.1937, Cork University Church) Angela Bennett, daughter of John and Elsie Bennett, of Cork City; two sons, one daughter.

* Brother Patrick Crean, a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps, died 18.06.1920 of wounds received in Flanders, aged 23.
02.04.1900
Blackrock, Co. Cork, Ireland
-
23.05.1951

Walton Hospital, Liverpool North (formerly of Springwood, Liverpool)
Sg.Lt. 05.08.1925
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 05.08.1931
Sg.Cdr. 05.08.1937 (retd 04.02.1950)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1945

New Year 45 [investiture 18.05.45]

Education: Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin; LRCP&S 1924.
Served as a stretcher bearer in Michael Collins army during the Irish civil war.
1925 - 1925 RN Hospital, Haslar
25.11.1925 - (06.)1928 HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (China)
17.07.1928 - (08.)1929 RM Infirmary, Plymouth [HMS Vivid]
02.09.1929 - (08.1930) Medical Officer, 6th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Campbell (destroyer; flotilla leader)] (Atlantic Fleet) [accommodated in HMS Valhalla]
(01.1931) - (03.)1931 Medical Officer, 6th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Montrose (destroyer; flotilla leader)] (Atlantic Fleet) [accommodated in HMS Valhalla]
05.09.1931 - (06.)1933 Naval Hospital, Malta [HMS Egmont]
23.12.1933 - (08.)1935 Medical Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
17.09.1935 - (10.)1935 HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
21.10.1935 - (02.)1936 RM Infirmary, Deal [HMS Pembroke]
24.02.1936 - (08.)1936 Medical Officers' promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(10.1936)     short course of instruction
10.11.1936 - (01.)1937 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
02.01.1937 - (04.)1939 Naval Hospital, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
30.04.1939 - (02.)1943 HMS Maine (hospital ship)
24.03.1943 - (06.)1944 RN Auxiliary Hospital, Seaforth [HMS Eaglet] (OBE)
28.09.1944 - (07.)1945 RN Sick Quarters, Shotley [HMS Ganges]
11.09.1945 - (07.)1946 Commanding Officer, RN Auxiliary Hospital, Invergordon [HMS Owl]
15.11.1946 - (10.)1947 Principal Medical Officer, HMS Anson (battleship)
21.01.1948 - (07.1948) Naval Hospital Haslar [HMS Victory]
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
Creasy,
[Sir] George Elvey
G.E. Creasy
Son of late Leonard and late Ellen Maud Creasy. Married (1924) Monica Frances Ullathorne; one son.

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13.10.1895
-
31.10.1972
[Great Horkesley, nr Colchester, Essex ?]
S.Lt.
1915
Lt.
15.05.1917
?, seniority 15.06.1916
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1924
Cdr.
30.06.1930
Capt.
31.12.1935
R.Adm.
08.07.1943
V.Adm.
04.01.1948
Adm.
15.01.1951
Adm. of the Fleet
22.04.1955 (retd 1957)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.06.1953
Coronation List
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1949
New Year 49
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
25.07.1944
planning landings Normandy 06.44
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
21.11.1934
?
Commander of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON
12.05.1942
withdrawal from Holland
Polonia Restituta, 3rd Class (Poland) PolRest
22.12.1942
services to Polish navy
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
28.05.1946
?
Order of Menelik 2nd class (Ethiopia) Men
-
state visit emperor of Ethiopia 10.54
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
15.09.1908


joined RN
1914
-
1918
served European War (Heligoland Bight 1917)
04.11.1918
-
(01.1919)
qualifying for Torpedo duties [HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)]
16.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
10.1926
-
(07.1927)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Warspite (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
15.06.1928
-
(08.1929)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.07.1930
-
(01.1932)
Tactical School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
20.07.1932
-
(09.1932)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
18.07.1934
-
(07.1935)
Executive Officer, HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Australia)
(02.1936)


no appointment listed
30.06.1936
-
(02.)1938
Assistant Director of Plans Division, Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.06.1938
-
19.01.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Grenville (destroyer) & Captain (D) 1st Destroyer Flotilla (sunk)
19.01.1940
-
(06.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Codrington (destroyer) & Captain (D) 1st Destroyer Flotilla (Dunkirk)
23.09.1940
-
(08.)1942
Director of Anti­Submarine Warfare Division, Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.09.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Duke of York (battleship)
(06.1943)


HMS Nelson (battleship)
(08.1943)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed:
1943
-
1944
Chief of Staff to the Allied Naval Commander­in­Chief
12.09.1944
-
01.11.1946
Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin]
1947


Flag Officer (Air), Far East
1948
-
1949
Fifth Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Air)
1949
-
1951
Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Vice-Chief of Naval Staff
03.01.1952
-
01.1954
Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Vanguard] (and also Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Atlantic, under NATO)
22.09.1954
-
17.07.1957
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] (also Commander-in-Chief, Home Station, Designate, and Allied Commander-in-Chief Channel Command, under NATO)
DL Essex, 1959
Creighton,
Sir Kenelm Everard Lane
K.E.L. Creighton
K.E.L. Creighton

2nd son of Major R. Fitzgerald Creighton.
Married (19.04.1911, Pitlochrie, Perthshire) Gladys Esther Mary Warren, eldest daughter of G.P. Warren, Pitlochry, Perthshire; one son, one daughter.

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10.01.1883
Sliema, Malta
-
27.02.1963
[Emsworth, Hants. ?]
Midsh.
15.09.1898
A/S.Lt.
15.03.1902
S.Lt.
26.02.1903, seniority 15.03.1902
Lt.
31.03.1904
Cdr.
31.12.1915
Capt.
31.12.1921 (retd 11.02.1934)
R.Adm. (retd)
11.02.1934
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
03.06.1922
HM's birthday 22
Mention in Despatches MID
17.11.1942
ocean convoys 39-42
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes (France) CdeG
30.11.1917

for distinguished services rendered during the War

JP

Education: Fermoy College, Ireland; HMS Britannia.
15.04.1897
 
 
entered RN
1904
-
1906
served in HM ships Venus, Jupiter; HMS Rambler, and assisted in Survey of British North Borneo
1908
-
1910
Navigator of HM Ships Patrol, Talbot
1910


Staff of Navigation School
1911
-
1914
Navigator of Cumberland Cadet Training Cruiser
1914
-
1918
Navigator of HM Battle Cruiser, New Zealand (took part in actions of Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank, and Jutland (Croix de Guerre, promoted to Commander))
1918


Navigating Officer, HMAS Australia
16.10.1918
-
(01.1919)
[Navigating Officerr? &] Master of the Fleet, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship), Flagship of Sir David Beatty (surrender of the German Fleet, 21 November 1918)
1919


Commander for Navigating duties of the Royal Yacht, HMY Victoria and Albert
09.10.1924
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
12.06.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
17.09.1928
-
(08.)1929
Captain of RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.01.1930
-
(01.1932)
Director of Navigation, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.01.1932
-
1933
Commanding Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
23.01.1933
-
11.02.1934
Naval ADC to the King
11.1939
-
(08.)1942
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
19.10.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
(12.1943)


no appointment listed
1943
-
1946
Director-General of Ports and Lights Administration, Egypt
Younger Brother of Trinity House;  Member of Hants County Council
Published
: Convoy Commodore (1957)
Creswell,
George Hector
G.H. Creswell
Son of late F.S. Creswell, Wimbledon. Married (1916) Katharine, daughter of Major John Stuart, OBE, The Black Watch; three sons, three daughters.

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17.06.1889
Wimbledon
-
20.04.1967
[Waldringfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk ?]
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.09.1908
Lt.
01.04.1911
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1919
Cdr.
31.12.1924
Capt.
31.12.1931 (retd > 02.1941, < 08.1942)
A/R.Adm.
(07.1941), still 01.1943
Cdre. 2nd cl.
15.03.1943
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
12.11.1943
R.Adm. (retd)
01.03.1946 (reverted to retd 1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.12.1939
succesful actions against enemy submarines
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.04.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
30.06.1942

for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East

Mention in Despatches MID
17.11.1942
operations in Middle East July-Oct 41
War Cross (2nd Class) (Greece) GrkWC
18.04.1944
services to Hellenic fleet
Commander, Order of Al Merito (Chile) (01.11.1928; in recognition of valuable services rendered by them as members of the British Naval Mission to Chile)
Eucation: Sedbergh; Littlejohns, Blackheath; HMS Britannia
15.01.1904
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1918
served European War:
21.06.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Liberty (destroyer)
06.06.1923
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vivacious (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(07.1927)


on loan to Chilean Navy
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
31.10.1929
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vanquisher (destroyer)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
30.06.1932
-
(09.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Malcolm (destroyer) & Captain (D), Reserve Fleet, Nore
25.07.1933
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sandhurst (destroyer depot ship)
24.06.1935
-
(07.1937)
Deputy Director, Royal Naval Staff College [HMS President]
11.12.1937
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Afridi (destroyer) & Capt. (D) 4th Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
08.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer in Charge of Glasgow and District [HMS Spartiate]
03.06.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria):
03.06.1940
-
(02.1941)
Chief of Staff to Rear-Admiral Alexandria
05.02.1941
-
(08.1942)
Rear-Admiral Alexandria
08.07.1941
-
06.02.1942
Naval ADC to the King
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
15.03.1943
-
(10.1943)
Chief of Staff, Commander-in-Chief Nore [HMS Pembroke]
12.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
convoy duties [HMS Eaglet]
Crews,
James Francis Reginald
J.F.R. Crews
Son of ... Crews and ... Wise.
20.12.1911
Plympton St Mary district, Cornwall / Devon
-
28.10.1993
Exeter district, Devon
...
...
Lt.
16.05.1935
Lt.Cdr.
16.05.1943
A/Cdr.
< 04.1946
Cdr.
31.12.1947 (retd 20.12.1961)
George Medal GM
23.02.1943
air raid Devonport saved 2 people 21.05.41 [investiture 06.04.43]
Gold Cross of Merit with Swords (Poland) (22.12.1942) (for good services to Polish Navy); Commander, Royal Order of the Sword (Sweden) (state visit King of Sweden 06.54)
...
-
...
...
20.01.1940
-
(04.)1946
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
17.10.1946
-
(04.1947)
HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
...
-
...
...
(1950)


HMS Veryan Bay
(1952)


Naval Attaché, Stockholm
...
-
...
...
Crick,
Edward Allan
E.A. Crick (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)

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04.07.1897
-
14.11.1958
... ...
Lt. 15.08.1919 (retd 29.07.1922)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.08.1927
Cdr. (retd) 08.05.1946
10.09.1939 - (10.1940) staff, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
... - ... ...
06.1944 - (07.1945) Naval Training Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Crombie,
John Harvey Forbes
J.H.F. Crombie

Only son of late James Forbes Crombie (1867-?), and Charlotte Evans Dixon (1874/75-?), of Woodside, Aberdeenshire.
Married (1934) Rosamond Style (died 16.01.2009, aged 96), eldest daughter
of late Brig.Gen. Rodney Style, Wierton Grange, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent; one son, three daughters. She remarried Antony Allen.

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16.02.1900
St George district, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
-
31.08.1972

St Andrew district, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
...
...
Lt.
15.09.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.09.1928
Cdr.
30.06.1934
Capt.
30.06.1941
R.Adm.
07.07.1950 (retd 22.10.1953)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1952
New Year 52 [investiture 05.03.52]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.05.1942
minesweeping winter 41-42 [investiture 01.12.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
? ANev
11.11.1944
Order of Alexander Nevsky (USSR): services to USSR [decoration posted]
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
16.07.1946
as Director of Minesweeping
Commander, Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands) OON
25.11.1947
? [Dutch Royal decree of 13.02.47]
Christian X Liberty Medal (Denmark) ChrX
?
as Director of Minesweeping
Education: St Aubyn's, Rottingdean; RN Colleges Osborne and Dartmouth
01.01.1916
 
 
entered RN
1916
-
1918
served European War, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Oak
1924


qualified in Signals



later served on staffs of Adm. Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice, Adm. Sir Frederic Dreyer, Adm. Sir Howard Kelly, Adm. Sir William Fisher
...
-
...
...
07.1934
-
08.1935
Commanding Officer, HMS Thruster
...
-
...
...
12.01.1938
-
(08.1939)
Executive Officer, Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
16.01.1940
-
03.07.1941
Executive Officer, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (despatches)
22.07.1941
-
16.11.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Bramble (Halcyon class minesweeper) & Senior Officer Minesweepers, Northern Russia
10.12.1942
-
01.08.1943
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
02.08.1943
-
15.04.1946
Director of Minesweeping Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
20.08.1946
-
1948
Commanding Officer, HMS Vengeance
1948
-
1950
Commanding Officer, HMS Mercury
1950
-
1950
also: Naval ADC to the King
1951
-
1953
Flag Officer, Scotland, and Admiral Superintendent, Rosyth
Member, Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (The Royal Company of Archers).
Cronyn,
St John
St.J. Cronyn

Younger son of Dr J.G. Cronyn, Dublin.
Married (1937) Lilias Marion, elder daughter of late P.W.
Wake; no children.
20.05.1901
Dublin, Ireland
-
16.03.1973
Mellieha, Malta GC
...
...
Cdr.
30.06.1937
A/Capt.
30.09.1940 to (12.1941)
Capt.
30.07.1943 (retd 08.01.1953)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
20.11.1951
Bedenham explosion 17.04.51 [decoration presented]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1941
New Year 41 [investiture 25.02.41]
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk

King Gustav's 90th birthday medal (Sweden) (visit to Stockholm 48)

Education: Royal Naval Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth; Gonville and Caius Colleges, Cambridge.
1917


Midshipman, HMS Orion



served Yangtze gunboat flotilla, Mediterranean station and Training Establishments
1934


RN Staff College
...
-
...
...
12.10.1939
-
08.04.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Halcyon (Halcyon class minesweeper)
08.04.1940
-
24.09.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Niger (Halcyon class minesweeper) (DSO,
despatches)
30.09.1940
-
01.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Miranda (minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth)
10.04.1942
-
30.07.1943
Executive Officer, HMS Revenge (battleship)
30.07.1943
-
08.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Revenge (battleship)
(10.1943)
 
 
HMS Ramillies (battleship) *
10.1943
-
(12.1943)
Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral, Alexandria [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
(04.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
18.04.1944
-
05.11.1945
a Deputy Director Training and Staff Duties Division [later: Tactical, Torpedo and Staff Duties Division], Admiralty [HMS President]
10.11.1945
-
02.1948
Director RN Tactical School (Woolwich) [HMS President]
03.05.1948
-
10.12.1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
1951
-
1952
Chief Staff Officer, Gibraltar (CBE)
08.07.1952
-
08.01.1953
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crooke,
Sir Henry Ralph
J.H.F. Crombie

Eldest son of Frederick James Crooke, and Louisa Maud Rich, of Southsea.
Married (19.08.1916) Lilian Ethel Harman, widow of late Col E.P. Smith, RHA, and daughter of late Col. C.E. Harman; no children.

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07.12.1875
Calcutta, India
-
11.02.1952

Natal, South Africa
Midsh.
1890
A/S.Lt.
14.09.1894
S.Lt.
24.04.1896, seniority 14.09.1894
Lt.
15.09.1895 *
Cdr.
31.12.1905
Capt.
30.06.1912
R.Adm.
25.07.1922
V.Adm.
14.01.1928 (retd 15.01.1928)
Adm. (retd)
01.07.1932
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
03.09.1939-01.1942
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division)
KBE
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40: service as Commodore [investiture 06.08.40]
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB
11.06.1919
for valuable services as Director of Naval Ordnance
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Commendation Cmdn
15.09.1916
Battle of Jutland
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-

1911 Coronation Medal.
2nd Cruiser Squadron Medal (South Africa, South America) 1908.
Order of St Anne of 2nd class, crossed swords 05.06.1917.

* Five firsts in examinations

Education: Fosters, Stubbington House, Hampshire
15.07.1888
 
 
entered RN (HMS Britannia)



served as Midshipman in HMS Camperdown (battleship), HMS Raleigh (frigate), and HMS Active (corvette)
1896
-
1897
Watchkeeper Lieutenant, HMS Calypso (corvette)
1897
-
1899
specialised in Gunnery
1899
-
1900
junior staff officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
1900
-
1903
Gunnery Lieutenant, HMS Repulse (battleship)
1903
-
1905
Experimental Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
03.1905
-
04.1907
Assistant to Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
1907
-
1909
Commander, HMS Good Hope (cruiser)
1910
-
1912
Commander, HMS Black Prince (cruiser)
10.1912
-
12.1912
Boom Defence Committee and Director Committee
03.1913
-
08.1914
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment, Admiralty [HMS President]
08.1914
-
?
Commanding Officer, HMS Undaunted (light cruiser) (commissioned ship)
?
-
04.1917
fitted out HMS Caroline (light cruiser), served in her in 1st and 4th Light Cruiser Squadrons (Battle of Jutland (despatches, Order of St Anne))
04.1917
-
06.1918
Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
1918
-
1920
Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
03.1921
-
04.1921
Commanding Officer, HMS Benbow (battleship)
04.1921
-
10.1921
Commanding Officer, HMS Emperor of India (battleship)
10.1921
-
03.1922
Commanding Officer, HMS Ajax (battleship)
03.1922
-
09.1922
Commanding Officer, HMS Marlborough (battleship)
1922
-
1922
Naval ADC to the King
(08.1923)
 
 
no appointment listed
02.01.1924
-
(07.)1927
Vice-President of the Ordnance Committee, Royal
Arsenal, Woolwich [HMS President]
1927
-
02.01.1928
President of the Ordnance Committee, Royal
Arsenal, Woolwich [HMS President]
03.09.1939
-
01.1942
Commodore of Convoys (24 convoys in Channel & Atlantic):
10.11.1939
-
04.07.1940
HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham)
05.07.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (additional; for various services)
07.06.1942
-
(10.)1944
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Barry (as Captain) [HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)]

Cross,
Anthony Leonard
A.L. Cross
Son of Captain A.I. Cross, and ... Cox.
(03?).1918
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
24.09.1940
(KIA) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 1, panel 3]
Midsh. (A)
01.05.1939
A/S.Lt. (A)
20.01.1940
01.05.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (Devonport) (for training)
(04.1940


Fleet Air Arm
?
-
24.09.1940
810 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
[failed to return when shot down by shore batteries on Cap Manuel on approach to attack warships in Dakar harbour; Cross was seriously injured, baled out, but parachute failed to open]
Cross,
Robert Gordon
R.G. Cross (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)

Son (with one sister) of
Albert Cross (1880-), and Rosine Mary Wise (1877-1972).
Married ((12?).1939, Aldershot district, Hampshire) Irene Stella Tuck (06.04.1916 - 11.11.2001), daughter (with three brothers) of Edward James Tuck (1874-1919), and Elizabeth Mary Anne Minns (1874-1958); one daughter, one son.
11.01.1913
Twyford, Berkshire
-
10.11.2004
Yelverton, West Devon district, Devon
T/Instr.Lt. 28.09.1938
Instr.Lt.Cdr. 28.09.1944
?, seniority 28.03.1944
Instr.Cdr. 30.06.1950
A/Instr.Capt. < 01.1960
Instr.Capt. 31.12.1961 (retd 31.03.1963)
Education: University of  Reading (BA, 1934).
... - ... ...
(08.1939) - (09.1939) no appointment listed
(12.)1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Norfolk (cruiser)
17.04.1940 - (04.)1942 staff, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
17.04.1942 - (04.)1944 staff, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
06.09.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
10.10.1944 - (07.)1945 Squadron Meteorological Officer, 3rd Battle Squadron [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
01.09.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
... - ... ...
Lecturer mathematics, Plymouth College of Technology. Member of the Council of the Mathematical Association.
Crosse,
Robert Derek Stawell
R.D.S. Crosse (Imperial War Museum  © IWM (A 25742))

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10.10.1899
-
08.04.1967
... ...
Lt. 15.10.1919 (retd 07.10.1926)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.10.1927
Cdr. (retd) 10.10.1939
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [investiture 27.07.45]
01.09.1912     entered RN
... - ... ...
07.02.1941 - (10.1944) Staff Officer (Convoys and Submarine Tracking) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)] (OBE)
Crossman,
John Danvers
J.D. Crossman

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26.09.1902
Weymouth district, Dorset
-
04.12.1958
Oxford, Oxfordshire
... ...
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1922
S.Lt. 30.03.1923
Lt. 28.02.1925
Lt.Cdr. 28.02.1933
Cdr. 30.06.1938
Capt. (L) 31.12.1946 (retd 07.05.1956)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 01.01.1954 New Year 54 [investiture 23.02.54]
15.05.1916     entered RN
... - ... ...
03.01.1923 - (08.1923) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
10.03.1924 - (01.)1925 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
04.11.1925 - (03.1926) HMS Vivien (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
... - ... ...
01.10.1938 - (04.)1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for experimental signal school)
(10.1940) - (10.1943) Admiralty [HMS President] *
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
20.01.1944 - (01.)1945 Executive Officer, HMS London (London)
02.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haslemere)
... - ... ...
(1953)     NLD Admiralty (CBE)
... - ... ...
Crouch,
Cecil Bernard
C.B. Crouch
26.11.1909
Malling, Kent
-
28.03.1943
[age 33]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 3]
Midsh.
01.09.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1931
S.Lt.
01.06.1931
Lt.
01.06.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1941
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.02.1941
sinking Italian submarine 15.12.40 [investiture 30.06.42]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.04.1942
patrols 08.41-01.42 [investiture 30.06.42]
Distinguished Service Order
DSO
29.06.1943
Operations Principal & Welcome [presented to next of kin]
01.09.1928
-
(04.1930)
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
17.08.1931
-
(01.)1932
promotion course, Portsmouth
19.08.1932
-
(02.)1935
HMS Parthian (submarine) (4th Submarine Flotilla) (China)
30.05.1935
-
(07.)1935
HMS Sturgeon (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
14.10.1935
-
(07.)1937
First Lieutenant, HMS Seahorse (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla)
20.09.1937
-
(04.)1939
First Lieutenant, HMS Cachalot (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla)
24.07.1939
-
10.02.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Swordfish (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
(04.1940)


no apointment listed
(06.1940)


HMS Oberon (submarine) (for training at Portsmouth)
16.09.1940
-
28.03.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Thunderbolt (submarine) [sunk by Italian surface craft near Sicily, 13.03.1943]
Crousaz,
Augustus George
A.G. Crousaz

Son (with two brothers and one sister) of William de Prelaz Crousaz (1852?-1945), and Emma Crousaz, of Guernsey.
Married ((12?).1911, Strand district, London / Middlesex) Dorothy Constance Skerry, daughter of John Skerry, of Richmond, Surrey; one daughter.

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13.04.1884
-
25.08.1977

Epsom, Surrey
Midsh. 01.07.1904
... ...
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1914
Eng.Cdr. 01.05.1919
Eng.Capt. 30.06.1928
Eng.R.Adm. 26.09.1934 (retd 11.09.1939; own request) (reverted to retd 14.11.1945)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB 11.05.1937 HM's coronation
Education: Elizabeth College, Guernsey.
01.06.1900     entered RN
1900 - 1904 engineer cadet, Training College, Devonport
1905 - 1906 RN College, Greenwich
06.1915 - 07.1917 Admiralty [HMS President]
07.1917     HMS Nepean (torpedo-boat destroyer)
22.02.1918     a Second Assistant Manager, HM Dockyard Chatham
11.07.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Danae (light cruiser)
01.11.1924 - (04.)1928 a First Assistant to Engineer Manager, HM Dockyard Malta [HMS Egmont]
(05.1928) - (06.1928) no appointment listed
15.01.1929 - ()8.)1929 Engineer Overseer, Sheffield and Leeds Districts (under Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty [HMS President])
26.11.1929 0 30.11.1932 an Engineer Inspector, Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.12.1932 - 11.09.1936 an Assistant Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.09.1936 - 14.11.1945 a Deputy Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet, Admiralty [HMS President]
Crowden,
Guy Vandermere Pascoe
G.V.P. Crowden
(06?).1927
-
20.04.2012
... ...
Midsh. (E) 01.05.1945
... ...
Capt. (E) 30.06.1971 (retd)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Crowther,
William Reginald Denys
W.R.D. Crowther

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09.10.1883
Strand, London, Middlesex
-
21.05.1974
South Petherton, Yeovil district, Somerset
A/S.Lt.
15.12.1902?
S.Lt.
25.04.1904, seniority 15.12.1902
Lt.
03.11.1904, seniority 15.12.1903
Cdr.
30.06.1916 (retd 06.09.1920; own request)
Capt. (retd)
09.10.1928
A/Cdre. 2nd cl.
10.1944?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1919

for valuable services in command of submarine establishments and at sea during the war

Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm (US) MoF
07.01.1947
SBLO Marseilles 10.44-01.46
Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark) Dann
15.04.1947
?
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
SBLO Marseilles
Mention in Despatches MID
17.04.1918
?
15.05.1898
 
 
entered RN
01.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Fearless (light cruiser) (for command of submarines)
25.08.1939
-
04.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Mentor (RN base, Stornoway)
16.04.1940
-
(02.1941)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Faeroes [HMS Pyramus (RN base, Kirkwall)]
31.12.1941
-
(08.1942)
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer-in-Charge, London [HMS Yeoman]
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
(06.1943)
-
(08.1943)
HMS Monck ?
(10.1943)


no appointment listed
(12.1943)


HMS President
03.1944
-
(04.1944)
HMS St. Angelo (parent ship, Malta)
01.04.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples):
10.1944
-
01.1946
Senior British Liaison Officer with US Navy, Marseilles
Crutchley,
[Sir] Victor Alexander Charles
V.A.C. Crutchley


Son of late Percy Edward Crutchley and late Hon. Frederica Louisa, 2nd daughter of 3rd Baron Southampton. Married (1930) Joan Elizabeth Loveday (died 1980), youngest daughter of late William Coryton, Pentillie Castle, Cornwall, and late Mrs William Coryton; one son, one daughter.

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02.11.1893
Chelsea, London
-
24.01.1986
Mappercombe Manor, Nettlecombe
[St Mary's Churchyard, Powerstock]
Lt.
30.09.1915
Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1928
Capt.
31.12.1932
Cdre. 2nd cl.
15.05.1940
R.Adm.
06.02.1942
V.Adm.
15.08.1945 (retd 1947)
Adm.
03.02.1949

Victoria Cross

VC 
28.08.1918
blocking Ostend, 05.18 *
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
13.06.1946
HM birthday 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1945
New Year 45

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
23.07.1918
blocking Ostend, 04.18 **
Mention in Despatches MID
28.06.1940
2nd Battle of Narvik, 04.1940

Croix de Guerre (France)

CdeG
1918
blocking Ostend, 09/10.05.18
Chief Commander, Legion of Merit (United States of America) LM
02.01.1945
services in Far East ***
Polonia Restituta, 3rd Class (Poland) Pol Rest
22.12.1942
services to Polish Navy
* This officer was in "Brilliant" in the unsuccessful attempt to block Ostend on the night of 22nd/23rd April, and at once volunteered for a further effort. He acted as 1st Lieut. of "Vindictive", and worked with untiring energy fitting out that ship for further service. On the night of 9th/10th May, after his commanding officer had been killed and the second in command severely wounded, Lieut. Crutchley took command of "Vindictive" and did his utmost by manoeuvring the engines to place that ship in an effective position. He displayed great bravery both in the "Vindictive" and in M.L. 254, which rescued the crew after the charges, had been blown and the former vessel sunk between the piers of Ostend harbour, and did not himself leave the "Vindictive" until he had made a thorough search with an electric torch for survivors under a very heavy fire. Lieut. Crutchley took command of M.L. 254 when the commanding officer sank exhausted from his wounds, the second in command having been killed. The vessel was full of wounded and very seriously damaged by shell fire, the fore part being flooded. With indomitable energy and by dint of baling with buckets and shifting weight aft, Lieut. Crutchley and the unwounded kept her afloat, but the leaks could not be kept under, and she was in a sinking condition, with her forecastle nearly awash when picked up by H.M.S. "Warwick". The bearing of this very gallant officer and fine seaman throughout these operations off the Belgian coast was altogether admirable and an inspiring example to all thrown in contact with him."
** "Showed great coolness under heavy fire, and sell a fine example to his men. He at once volunteered on hearing that another operation was in contemplation."
*** gazetted in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette
   on 30.05.1946
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
15.09.1906
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1918
served European War in HMS Centurion, Battle of Jutland; in HMS Brilliant & HMS Vindictive
28.05.1918
-
(01.1919)
First Lieutenant, HMS Sikh (destroyer)
28.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
08.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
Executive Officer, HMS Ceres (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
07.01.1929
-
(04.1930)
Training Commander, Devonport [HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport)]
27.08.1930
-
(09.1932)
[CO?] HMNZS Diomede (cruiser) (Flag Ship of Commodore Commanding New Zealand Station)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
13.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
course at Senior Officers' School, Sheerness [HMS President]
31.07.1935
-
(02.)1936
Senior Officer, 1st Minesweeping Flotilla [HMS Halcyon (sloop minesweeper)]
09.05.1936
-
(02.)1937
Captain Fishery Protection and Minesweeping Flotilla [HMS Harebell]
01.05.1937
-
27.04.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
15.05.1940
-
1942
Commodore RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
30.03.1942
-
04.09.1944
Rear-Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Australia]
14.01.1945
-
1947
Flag Officer, Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches [HMS Cormorant]
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Dorset 1957.
Cubison,
Arthur Jelfs

A.J. Cubison
Only son of Arthur Edward Cubison (1860-1948), and Helen Louisa Cubison (1864-1936), of Wilton, Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Married ((09?).1928, Portsmouth district) Arminta Pollie Phelips (died 12.05.1959), of Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire.

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30.03.1896
Biggleswade district, Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire
-
06.07.1942
(MPK) [age 46]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 51,1]
Midsh.
09.1913
S.Lt.
1915
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
15.11.1917
Lt.Cdr.
15.11.1925 (retd 23.02.1934; own request)
Cdr. (retd)
30.03.1936
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.09.1918
action with the "Goeben" and "Breslau" 20.01.18 *
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
07.06.1940
Dunkirk [presented to next-of-kin]
Naval General Service Medal NGSM
05.1924
& clasp Iraq 20

* He showed marked ability as gunnery officer of the ship; straddled quickly and hit an enemy destroyer.

Education: RN College, Osborne (15.01.1909-...).
09.1913
 -
autumn 1915
Midshipman, HMS Thunderer
autumn 1915
-
?
HMS Buttercup (sloop)



HMS Leda (torpedo gunboat)
(1918)
-
(01.1919)
HMS Tigress (torpedo-boat destroyer)
04.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Witherington (torpedo-boat destroyer)
28.08.1924
-
(01.)1925
HMS Mackay (flotilla leader) (Atlantic Fleet)
12.1925
-
(05.)1926
Executive Officer, HMS Telemachus (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
30.09.1926
-
(02.)1927
Commanding Officer, HMS Abdiel (flotilla leader) (Atlantic Fleet)
10.03.1927
-
(07.)1927
HMS Spenser (flotilla leader) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth) & for command of group
18.11.1927
-
(06.)1928
HMS Ambrose (submarine depot ship) (China)
12.11.1928
-
(04.)1930
HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (China)
04.06.1930
-
1930
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
(08.1930)
 
 
no appointment listed
31.10.1930
-
(09.1932)
HMS Ark Royal (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
(05.1933)
-
(06.1933)
no appointment listed
(01.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
04.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for mine recovery flotillas)
14.06.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Bunting (auxiliary patrol base, Harwich) & as Senior Officer Auxiliary Patrol
15.04.1941
-
(12.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Martello (auxiliary patrol base, Lowestoft)
29.12.1941
-
06.07.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Niger (Halcyon class minesweeper) [mined off Iceland while on convoy QP13]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Culham,
James Willmott Samuel

J.W.S. Culham
Son of William James Culham, and Winifred Clara Willmott, of Lolworth, Cambridgeshire.
(09?).1918
Tendring district, Essex
-
18.04.1943
(MPK) [age 24]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 3]
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1939
S.Lt.
1940?, seniority 01.09.1939
Lt.
01.02.1941
(09.1939)
 
 
short course of instruction
01.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
promotion course, Portsmouth
(06.1940)
 
 
skippered little ship "Glitter II [Coode]" at the Dunkirk evacuation
(02.1941)


HMS Otway (submarine) *
04.1941
-
18.04.1943
HMS Regent (submarine) (sank off the coast of Bisceglie (Barletta) after a collision with a mine; complete crew missing, presumed killed)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cullen,
Richard
R. Cullen

Son of ... Cullen, and ... Graham.
(06?).1919
Cockermouth district, Cumberland
-
04.02.1973

Cumberland
A/S.Lt. 22.07.1940
S.Lt. 1941, seniority 01.09.1940
Lt. 01.11.1941
A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1949 (retd 01.12.1951)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe [decoration posted]
01.09.1940 - (10.1940) promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
09.01.1941 - (08.1942) First Lieutenant, HMS Vansittart (destroyer)
12.01.1943 - (12.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Britomart (Halcyon class minesweeper)
15.12.1943 - (06.)1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Pelorus (Algerine class minesweeper)
28.08.1944 - (07.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Cheerful (Algerine class minesweeper) (DSC)
20.10.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Fierce (Algerine class minesweeper)
20.03.1947 - (07.)1948 HMS Resource (borne for ships in the Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth)
17.09.1948 - (05.1949) HMS Creole
16.01.1950 - (05.1951) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous duties)
Cully,
Michael Lanyon
M.L. Cully

1920 ?
-
31.12.1942

[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 63, column 1]
Paym.Cadet
01.01.1938
Paym.Midsh.
01.01.1939
A/Paym.S.Lt.
01.01.1941
Paym.Lt.
01.07.1942
Education: Imperial Service College, Haileybury
01.09.1938
-
(02.)1941
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
24.02.1942
-
31.12.1942
HMS Bramble (minesweeper) [sunk in Barentz Sea]
Culmer,
Arthur Philip

A.P. Culmer
Youngest of three sons of Alban Russell Culmer (1882-), and Gwladis M. Barnes.
Married (19.02.1940, Christ Church, Cockfosters, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Sybil Heitland, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs P.A. Heitland; one son, two daughters.
From Barnet.
22.03.1917
Rochford district, Essex / Suffolk
-
24.11.1999
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Cadet 01.05.1934
Midsh. 01.01.1935
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1937
S.Lt. 01.09.1937
Lt. 01.03.1939
?, seniority 16.11.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr. 16.11.1946
Cdr. 30.06.1950
Capt. 31.12.1954 (retd 22.03.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.12.1941 HMS Auckland sunk [investiture 10.02.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 27.03.1945 Operation Dragoon (invasion of Southern France 08.44) [decoration posted]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.05.1934 - 31.12.1934 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1935 - (02.)1935 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
18.06.1935 - (07.)1935 HMS Enchantress (convoy sloop) (Home Fleet) (temporarily)
03.09.1935 - (02.)1937 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
29.04.1937 - 29.08.1937 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
30.08.1937 - (02.)1938 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
04.04.1938 - (08.)1939 HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (Portsmouth)
26.08.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
29.07.1940 - (10.)1940 long navigation course, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
09.11.1940 - 24.06.1941 Navigating Officer, HMS Auckland (sloop) (DSC) [ship bombed & sunk by Italian/German aircraft off Bardia]
25.06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
17.03.1942 - 27.03.1943 Navigating Officer, HMS Dasher (escort carrier) (ship destroyed through internal explosion in Firth of Clyde)
31.05.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
14.02.1944 - (07.1945) Navigating Officer, HMS Aurora (cruiser) (Bar to DSC)
10.10.1945 - (04.)1947 HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
06.08.1947 - (07.1948) Navigating Officer, HMS Devonshire
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
05.1949 - (05.)1950 on staff of Flag Officer Destroyers, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Forth]
13.12.1950 - (05.)1953 HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
18.12.1953 - (07.1954) Commanding Officer, HMS Corunna
01.1955 - 1955 senior officers' technical course [HMS Vernon]
? - 08.05.1955 Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.05.1955 - (01.1957) Assistant Director of Plans (A), Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Cumberbatch,
Henry Carlton

H.C. Cumberbatch (Photo: Cumberbatch.org)
Youngest sn of Mr Henry Alfred Cumberbatch (1858-1918), CMG, Consul General, and Helene Gertrude Rees (1869-1928).
Married (26.04.1934, Kensington, London) Pauline Ellen Laing Congdon, daughter of T.E. Congdon
.

detailed biography at: Cumberbatch.org
08.12.1900
Smyrna [now Izmir], Turkey
-
27.01.1966
Wadhurst, Sussex
Midsh.
15.08.1917
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1920
S.Lt.
15.01.1921
Lt.
01.02.1923, seniority 15.12.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1930 (retd 08.12.1945)
A/Cdr.
02.04.1940
Cdr. (retd)
08.12.1945
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
?
?
Victory Medal VM
?
?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
?
?
Africa Star Afr St
?
?
It St
?
?
Defence Medal DefM
?
?
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
?
?

 

Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (05.1914-08.1917)
08.1917
-
01.1919
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Grand Fleet)
22.01.1919
-
01.1919
HMS Marlborough (battleship)
31.01.1919
-
05.1919
HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship) (for destroyers)
01.06.1919
-
06.1920
HMS King George V (battleship)
06.1920
-
07.1920
HMS Abdiel (destroyer minelayer)
22.07.1920
-
04.1922
HMS Montrose (destroyer; flotilla leader)
19.04.1922
-
12.1922
attends RN College course, including time at Cambridge
01.01.1923
-
12.04.1923
submarine course, HMS Dolphin
13.04.1923
-
04.03.1924
HMS M 1 (submarine) [tender to HMS Conquest (cruiser)] (for navigating duties in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer)
05.03.1924
-
20.03.1926
First Lieutenant, HMS H 23 (submarine) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)] (temporarily in command while refitting)
21.03.1926
-
02.01.1927
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Atlantic)
03.01.1927
-
22.04.1928
First Lieutenant, HMS L 52 (submarine) (3rd Submarine Flotilla, Devonport, but attached temporarily to 5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)]
23.04.1928
-
30.04.1928
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
01.05.1928
-
31.08.1928
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Alecto]
01.09.1928
-
25.08.1929
Commanding Officer, H 28 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla, Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship)]
26.08.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.12.1931
-
03.01.1933
HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.01.1933
-
11.04.1934
Commanding Officer, HMS L 21 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)]
04.05.1934
-
04.10.1934
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (4th Submarine Flotilla, China)
05.10.1934
-
13.04.1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Osiris (submarine) (4th Submarine Flotilla, China) [tender to HMS Medway (submarine depot ship)]
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
30.08.1937
-
24.09.1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Otway (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
25.09.1937
-
25.09.1938
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines) (for command of "A" Group of Submarines in Immediate Reserve)
26.09.1938
-
06.10.1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Otway (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
07.10.1938
-
01.08.1939
Commanding Officer, Reserve Group "A" of Submarines [HMS Dwarf (particular service vessel)]
02.08.1939
-
20.11.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Oberon (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Dolphin (Gosport), then HMS Forth (Dundee), then HMS Dolphin (Gosport) again]
21.11.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship)
26.06.1940
-
17.03.1942 HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
17.03.1942
-
10.02.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Wolfe (submarine depot ship) *
(02.1943)
-
(10.1943)
HMS Monck (HQ Combined Training, Largs) **
11.1943
-
31.12.1943
Chief Staff Officer to Naval Officer-in-Charge, Naples [HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto)]
01.01.1944
-
(06.1944)
Chief Staff Officer to Naval Officer-in-Charge, Naples [HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples)]
22.05.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Valkyrie (RDF training establishment, Regent Camp, Douglas, Isle of Man)
* (07.1945) still indexed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such
Cumming,
Alexander Putnam

A.P. Cumming
Son of James W. Cumming, woollen merchant.
Service record AVAILABLE upon request.
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09.08.1896
Huddersfield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
18.02.1964
Midsh. 15.01.1914
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1916
S.Lt. 15.09.1916
A/Lt. 15.11.1917
Lt. 15.03.1918 (retd 15.02.1923; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.03.1926 (reverted to retd 23.04.1945)
A/Cdr. (retd) 12.09.1940-19.06.1942
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1957 New Year 57: as HBM Consul at Tromsö [investiture 05.03.57]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 08.06.1939 ?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 08.04.1919 for Services in Destroyers employed on Convoy, Escort and Patrol Duties between the 1st July and 11th November, 1918
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn 26.08.1947 as Liaison Officer to Norwegian Navy (HMNorS Tremo & Mspe)
15.05.1909     entered RN
... - ... ...
06.05.1940     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for special service as Liaison Officer on staff of R.Adm. Lyster)
10.06.1940     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional not to join)
29.06.1940 - 14.04.1941 HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth) (additional; on staff of Commander-in-Chief Rosyth for liaison duties with Norwegian ships)
15.04.1941 - 06.06.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Baldur (parent ship, Reykjavik, Iceland) & as Maintenance Commander, Iceland
06.06.1942 - 19.06.1942 HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland) (additional; court-martialled on two charges of drunkenness, dismissed the ship and severely reprimanded)
20.06.1942 - 07.10.1942 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; for passage to UK)
08.10.1942 - 01.11.1942 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; not to join)
02.11.1942 - 22.02.1945 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; for RN Barracks) [Navy List has appointment to RN Barracks as from 02.1943]
23.02.1945 - 22.04.1945 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; not to join)
Appointed Vice-Consul at Tromsö, and resumed duty as UK Representative on the Anglo-Norwegian Fishery Disputes Board, 11.02.1946.
Cummins,
George Harold
G.H. Cummins (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Cummins)
Son of George Cummins.

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17.09.1892
Southampton, Hampshire
-
11.12.1955
Hampshire
Boy Artificer 08.08.1908 [ON M546]
Engine Room Artificer 5th class 01.07.1912
A/Engine Room Artificer 4th class 01.06.1913
Engine Room Artificer 4th class 05.01.1914
Engine Room Artificer 3rd class 01.01.1916
Engine Room Artificer 2nd class 31.12.1919
A/Wt.Eng. 01.10.1921
Wt.Eng. 01.10.1922, seniority 01.10.1921
Cd.Eng. 01.10.1931
Lt.. (E) 07.04.1936 (retd 17.09.1942)
Lt.Cdr. (E) (retd) 07.04.1944 (reverted to retd 1948)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 08.03.1918 for salvage of SS Margrete
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Jubilee Medal 1935 Jub M - -
08.08.1908 - 22.07.1912 HMS Fisgard (boy artificer training establishment)
23.07.1912 - 14.08.1912 HMS Victory II (training depot for RN divisions, Crystal Palace)
15.08.1912 - 25.11.1915 HMS Dreadnought (battleship)
26.11.1915 - 17.01.1916 HMS Victory II (training depot for RN divisions, Crystal Palace)
18.01.1916 - 27.05.1919 HMS Munster (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Woolwich (torpedo-boat destroyer depot ship), from 23.02.1919 to HMS Victory X (accounting section, Portsmouth), from 01.04.1919 to HMS Dido (torpedo-boat destroyer depot ship)] (DSM)
28.05.1919 - 12.06.1919 HMS Victory II (training depot for RN divisions, Crystal Palace)
13.06.1919 - 30.09.1921 HMS Fisgard (depot for training of artificer apprentices)
29.08.1922 - (01.)1925 HMS Centaur (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
06.1925 - (07.)1927 HMS Fisgard (depot for training of artificer apprentices) (for instructional duties and to assist Engineer Lieutenants in charge of Divisions)
17.08.1927 - (06.)1928 HMS Rosemary (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
17.07.1928 - (08.)1929 HMNZS Diomede (cruiser)
25.09.1929 - (03.)1931 HMNZS Dunedin (cruiser)
07.08.1931 - (06.)1933 HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton) (for charge of machinery and tenders)
07.11.1933 - (02.)1936 HMS Harrier (sloop minesweeper) (while under construction at Southampton [and for duty with Commander Superintendent of Contract-bult Ships], then commissioned 09.11.1934)
30.06.1936 - 12.01.1938 HMS Ardent (destroyer) (Mediterranean, from 16.06.1937 Reserve Fleet, Nore at Chatham)
17.01.1938 - (02.)1939 HMS Erebus (monitor; turret drill ship, Portsmouth)
28.02.1939 - (09.)1939 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for mechanical training establishment)
25.11.1939 - (10.1947) Boom Defences Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Cunard,
Anthony Gordon
A.G. Cunard

Second of three sons of Sir Gordon Cunard, 4th Bt. (1857-1933), and Edith Mary Howard (died 1927).

Service record AVAILABLE upon request.

19.10.1893
Thorpe Labenham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
-
06.03.1950
Pertenhale, Bedfordshire
Midsh. 15.05.1911
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1913
S.Lt. 15.05.1914
Lt. 15.05.1916 (retd 07.07.1920; own request, with gratuity) (reverted to retd 09.06.1921)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.05.1924
Cdr. (retd) 19.10.1933 (reactivated 01.09.1939) (dispersed 23.11.1945) (reverted to retd 19.01.1946; medically unfit)
Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? ?
15.09.1906     entered RN
1917 - 1918 Commanding Officer, HMS C 19 (submarine)
? - 09.06.1921 HMS Pembroke (for special service)
Employed by Cunard White Star Ltd. in Paris Branch.
01.09.1939 - 30.06.1940 Assistant Naval Attaché, Paris (France) [HMS President (additional)]
01.07.1940 - 09.07.1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; not to join)
10.07.1940 - 01.10.1940 HMS President (additional; for duty with Director of Naval Intelligence inside Admiralty)
02.10.1940 - 28.10.1940 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; on staff of Commander-in-Chief Western Approaches, additional, temporarily)
29.10.1940 - 02.11.1940 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (not to join)
03.11.1940 - 09.11.1940 HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) (additional; on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Portland, additional, temporarily)
10.11.1940 - 08.12.1940 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (not to join)
09.12.1940 - (01.)1945 on staff of Naval Assistant (Foreign) to Second Sea Lord (NA(F)2SL), 22.03.1942 renamed: Principal British Naval Liaison Officer (PNLO), Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Cunliffe,
Robert Lionel Brooke
R.L.B. Cunliffe R.L.B. Cunliffe (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 13662))
Son of Col. Foster Cunliffe and Mrs Cunliffe (née Lyon). Married 1st (1926) Barbara Eleanor Cooper (died 1970); three daughters. Married 2nd (1971) Christina Cooper (died 1989). From Windlesham.

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15.03.1895
Woolwich, London
-
29.11.1990
[Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk ?]
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.01.1917
Lt.Cdr. 15.01.1925
Cdr. 31.12.1930
Capt. 31.12.1936 (retd 1946)
Cdre. 2nd cl. 31.08.1944
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 15.08.1944 Operations Cockpit & Transom *
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche
Grand Officer, Order of Leopold II (Belgium) Leo II 01.02.1949 liberation of Belgium

* For outstanding leadership and skill in command of an aircraft carrier during successful air strikes against the Japanese at Sabang and Soerabaja.

Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.01.1908
 
 
entered RN
23.08.1918
-
(01.1919)
First Lieutenant, HMS Scotsman (destroyer)
19.06.1924
-
(01.1925)
First Lieutenant, HMS Bryony (sloop) (Mediterranean)
31.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.08.1929
-
(02.1931)
HMS Calcutta (cruiser) (Africa)
26.10.1931
-
(09.1932)
Executive Officer, HMS Erebus (monitor) (cadet training ship and turret drill ship, Devonport)
15.11.1932
-
(01.1934)
Executive Officer, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
09.04.1935
-
(02.1937)
Assistant to Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
12.1937
-
06.10.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Milford (escort vessel) (Africa)
19.12.1939 - 1942 Commanding Officer, RN College Dartmouth & for command of HMS Britannia
1942     Commodore Dover
08.1942 - 22.08.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
22.08.1942 - (02.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier) & Chief of Staff to Rear-Admiral Commanding Mediterranean (later: Home Fleet) Aircraft Carriers
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
31.08.194 - (04.)1946 Commodore, RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
Naval Assistant to UK High Commissioner, Canada, 1946-48.
Cunningham,
Sir Andrew Browne;
1st Viscount of Hyndhope, cr. 1946;
1st Baron of Kirkhope, cr. 1945;
1st Baronet, cr. 1942
A.B. Cunningham






Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Daniel John Cunningham (1850-1909), professor of anatomy, of Dublin and Edinburgh universities, and his wife, Elizabeth Cumming Browne (1853?-1926).
Brother of General  Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham.
Married (21.12.1929) Nona Christine Byatt (31.10.1889 - 02.04.1978), daughter of late Horace Byatt, MA, Midhurst, Sussex; no children.

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07.01.1883
Dublin
-
12.06.1963
London
[buried at sea off Portsmouth]
Midsh. 1899?
A/S.Lt. 07.01.1902?
S.Lt. 27.03.1903, seniority 07.01.1902
Lt. 31.03.1904
Cdr. 30.06.1915
Capt. 31.12.1919
Cdre. 2nd cl. 06.07.1931
R.Adm. 24.09.1932
V.Adm. 22.07.1936
A/Adm. ?
Adm. 03.01.1941
Adm. of the Fleet 21.01.1943 (retd 1946)
Knight of the Thistle KT 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB 11.03.1941 Middle East operations
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 02.011939 New Year 39
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 04.06.1934 HM's birthday 34
Member of the Order of Merit OM 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
- Viscounty 01.01.1946 New Year 46
- Barony 17.08.1945 Churchill's Resignation Honours List
Baronet Baronetcy 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Distinguished Service Order DSO 14.03.1916 Dardanelles
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.02.1919 HMS Termagant, Dover Patrol
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.03.1920 HMS Seafire, Baltic
Mention in Despatches MID 17.11.1942 Middle East operations 07-10.41
Mention in Despatches MID 20.04.1943 Operation Torch
Commendation Comdn 16.08.1915 Dardanelles 15
Commendation Comdn 14.03.1916 Gallipoli 15/16
Medal of Military Merit, 1st Class (Greece)

MilMer

11.11.1941 ?
Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM 25.09.1943 ?
Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? N African campaign
Grand Cordon of the Order of Nichan-Iftikhar (Tunis) NicIft ? ?
Grand Officer of the Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Morocco) OuiAla ? ?
Distinguished Service Medal (Navy) (USA) DSM 02.07.1946 ?
Grand Cross of the Order of George I (Greece) Geo l 15.04.1947 ?
Special Grand Cordon of the Order of the Cloud and Banner (China) Cl&Ban 24.06.1947 ?
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion (Neth.) NethLion 25.11.1947 ?
DCL Oxford; LLD Edinburgh, Birmingham, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield, St Andrews.
Education: Edinburgh Academy; Stubbington House, Fareham; HMS Britannia.
15.01.1897     entered RN [HMS Britannia]
1899 - 1902 Midshipman, HMS Doris (1900 served with the Naval Brigade in the Boer War)
1908     Commanding Officer, HM Torpedo Boat No. 14
1911 - 1918 Commanding Officer, HMS Scorpion (destroyer) (Mediterranean, Dardanelles)
29.03.1918 - (01.1919) Commanding Officer, HMS Termagant (destroyer) (Dover Patrol; raids on Zeebrugge)
1920     President, Sub-Commission C, Naval Inter-Allied Commission of Control
1922 - 1923 Captain (D), 6th Destroyer Flotilla
1923 - 1924 Captain (D), 1st Destroyer Flotilla
15.10.1924 - (01.1925) Commanding Officer, HMS Columbine (RN base, Port Edgar)
09.05.1926 - (07.1927) Flag Captain, HMS Calcutta (cruiser) & Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
14.01.1929 - (08.1929) Imperial Defence Course, Imperial Defence College, London [HMS President]
15.12.1929 - (04.1930) Commanding Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
(02.1931)     no appointment listed
06.07.1931 - (09.1932) Commodore, RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
13.02.1932 - 24.09.1932 Naval ADC to the King
01.01.1934 - 03.1936 Rear­Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Coventry (cruiser), later: HMS Galatea (cruiser)]
11.01.1937 - (02.1937) Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
03.07.1937 - 22.08.1938 Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron & Second-in-Command, Mediterranean [HMS Hood (battlecruiser)]
17.10.1938 - 23.05.1939 Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty & Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff
01.06.1939 - 03.1942 Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station: HMS Warspite (battleship), later:
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta), later:
HMS Warspite (battleship)
[assumed command 06.06.1939]
04.1942     Head of British Admiralty Delegation, Washington DC, USA [HMS Saker II]
01.11.1942 - 20.02.1943 Naval Commander Expeditionary Force (NCXF) North Africa and Mediterranean [HMS Hannibal]
20.02.1943 - 15.10.1943 Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station [HMS Hannibal]
15.10.1943 - 05.1946 First Sea Lord (a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty) & Chief of Naval Staff
Lord High Commissioner to General Assembly of Church of Scotland, 1950 and 1952; Hon. Freeman: Fishmongers' Company, Company of Shipwrights; Borough of Hove, City of Edinburgh, City of Manchester, City of London, City of Lincoln. Hon. Member the Company of Merchants of Edinburgh; Hon. Bencher Lincoln's Inn; Hon. FRCSE; Hon. Member Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Published: A sailor's odyssey (1951)
Literature: Oliver Warner, Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet : a memoir (1967); Stanley Pack, Cunningham the commander (1974); John Winton, Cunningham: the greatest Admiral since Nelson (1998); Michael Simpson, A life of Admiral of the Fleet Andrew Cunningham: a twentieth-century naval life (2004)
Cunningham,
Cyril John
"Jock"
R.L. Cunningham
Son of an Indian Army officer, and Mrs T.C. Cunningham, of Fordingbridge, Hampshire.
Married (1952) Mary Guthrie, a wartime ferry pilot; two daughters.

13.07.1920
India
-
19.02.2002

hospital, Yeovil district, Somerset
Cadet
01.01.1939
Midsh.
01.09.1939
S.Lt.
01.10.1940
Lt.
16.05.1942
A/Lt.Cdr.
23.07.1949
Lt.Cdr.
16.05.1950
Cdr.
30.06.1955
Capt.
30.06.1963
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.06.1942
attack by enemy aircraft on approaching Malta 02.42 [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
08.09.1942
Malta convoy during battle of Sirte 22.03.42
Commendation Comdn
06.606.1941
fire fighting benzene lighter alongside a tanker in Alexandria harbour 12.12.40 *

* shortly afterwards, on 28.12.1940, he displayed outstanding bravery and leadership in the water by rescuing a merchant seaman who had fallen in and then a naval naval rating who had jumped in to help but could not swim

Education: Pangbourne (1934-1938)
01.01.1939
-
1939
direct entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser, Portsmouth)
1939
- 16.02.1940 HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
17.02.1940
-
01.11.1941
HMS Warspite (battleship)
01.11.1941
-
10.1943
HMS Cleopatra (light cruiser)
10.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Quilliam (destroyer) (Salerno landings)
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Savage *
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(10.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed



trained as a pilot to fly Seafires
(01.1947)
 
 
HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth)
19.02.1947
-
(04.)1947
718 Squadron FAA [HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton)]
05.1947
-
23.10.1950
Senior Pilot, from 23.07.1949 Commanding Officer, 805 Squadron FAA [HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton), from 28.08.1948 lent to RAN at HMAS Sydney & HMAS Albatross (RAN Air Station, Nowra)]
08.12.1950
-
07.02.1951
HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to UK per "Strathnaver")
08.02.1951


HMS President (for duty inside Admiralty)
(05.1951)
-
(05.1953)
exchange service, US Navy [HMS Saker]
07.01.1954
-
(04.1955)
First Lieutenant, HMS Britannia (Royal yacht)
(01.1956)
 
 
no appointment listed
19.03.1956
-
(01.)1957
Commander (Air), HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth)
13.09.1957


Commander (Air), HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)
09.10.1958
-
(01.1959)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ulysses
18.02.1960
-
(07.1961)
FAVO & as SAVO to Commander-in-Chief Eastern Atlantic Area (Northwood, Middlesex) [HMS President & NATO]
13.08.1962
-
(02.1963)
Commanding Officer, HMS Trowbridge
(02.1964)
-
(02.1965)
Naval Adviser to the British High Commission, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
?
-
06.12.1967
Commanding Officer, HMS Puma (frigate) & as Captain (F), 7th Frigate Squadron
03.05.1968
-
(02.1969)
Commanding Officer, HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton) & Flag Captain to Flag Officer, Naval Flying Training
12.11.1970
-
(08.1971)
Commodore and Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer Naval Air Command [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]



also: Naval ADC to the Queen
Spent his retirement with house renovation, sailing and cruising Europe in his Dutch barge. Justice of the Peace (JP).
Cunningham,
Sir John Henry Dacres
J.H.D. Cunningham




Son of Henry Hutt Cunningham, QC (born 1851), and Elizabeth Harriet "Bessie" Park (born 1855).
Married (08.03.1910, St Matthew's, Bayswater) Dorothy May (died 1959), daughter of late G.K. Hannay, Ulverston, Lancs.; one son (and one son killed, 1941, in Subm. P 33).
Lived at Westminster (1962).

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13.04.1885
Demerara, Brit. Guyana
-
13.12.1962
Middlesex Hospital, London
Cadet
14.01.1900
Midsh.
30.05.1901
A/S.Lt.
30.07.1904?
S.Lt.
20.10.1905, seniority 30.07.1904
Lt.
12.05.1906, seniority 30.10.1905
Cdr.
30.06.1917
Capt.
30.06.1924
R.Adm.
01.01.1936
V.Adm.
30.06.1939
Adm.
04.08.1943
Adm. of the Fleet
21.01.1948 (retd 09.1948)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
11.05.1937
HM's Coronation
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
26.07.1924
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Commander of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) StOlav
13.10.1942
Norwegian campaign 40
Grand Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1945
invasion S France
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes (France) CdeG
1945
invasion S France
Grand Cross of the Order of George I (Greece) Geo I
22.05.1945
services to Greece
Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
17.07.1945
?
War Cross 1st Class (Greece) WC
19.03.1946
services to Greek Navy
Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) StOlav
22.07.1947
services to Norway after 40
South African War Medal

MIEE (Hon.)
Education: Stubbington House; HMS Britannia
15.01.1900


entered RN
06.1901
-
1904?
Midshipman, HMS Gibraltar (cruiser) (Cape of Good Hope Station)



Assistant Navigating Officer, HMS Illustrious



Assistant Navigating Officer, HMS Hebe (gunboat)



Assistant Navigating Officer, HMS Indefatigable (cruiser) (West Indies)



HMS Iphigenia (minelayer) (Home Fleet)
WW I


navigator in HMS Berwick, HMS Russell & HMS Renown
05.07.1918
-
(01.1919)
Navigating Officer, HMS Lion (battlecruiser)
1920
-
1921
Navigating Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) & Squadron Navigating Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron
20.04.1921
-
(08.)1923
Commander [= Executive Officer], HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) & in command of Tender No. 1
1923
-
1924
Master of the Fleet, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
27.10.1924
-
(01.)1925
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
28.02.1925
-
(07.1927)
RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.01.1928
-
23.09.1929
Commanding Officer, HMS Adventure (minelayer) (Atlantic Fleet)
05.12.1929
-
15.12.1930
Deputy Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.12.1930
-
(10.)1932
Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.04.1933
-
(06.)1933
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
07.09.1933
-
(07.1935)
Commanding Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
1935


ADC to the King
(02.1936)


no appointment listed
02.10.1936
-
(06.)1938
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty:
02.10.1936
-
10.08.1937
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
11.08.1937
-
(06.)1938
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air) [later indicated as: Fifth Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Air Services]
19.08.1938
-
1941
Vice-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron [HMS Devonshire (cruiser)]
[assumed command 19.09.1938]
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
01.04.1941
-
11.1942
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty: Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport
05.06.1943
-
14.10.1943
Commander-in-Chief, Levant [HMS Nile]
15.10.1943
-
02.1946
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station & Allied Naval Commander Mediterranean [HMS Hannibal]
01.03.1946
-
09.1948
First Sea Lord & Chief of Naval Staff
Chairman Iraq Petroleum Co., 1948-1958. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Bedford, ...-23.04.1959.
Cunningham,
Richard Louis
R.L. Cunningham
Son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham, GCB, MVO, and Lady Cunningham, of Ampthill, Bedfordshire.
1919 ?
-
20.08.1941
[age 22]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
Cadet
01.09.1937
Midsh.
01.09.1938
S.Lt.
01.10.1939
Lt.
?
01.09.1938
-
(04.1940)
HMS Southampton (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
(02.1941)


submarine course
?
-
20.08.1941
HMS P 33 (submarine)
Cunninghame Graham,
[Sir] Angus Edward Malise Bontine *;
Cunninghame Grahame of Gartmore, 16th of
A.E.M.B. Cunnighame Graham (Photo courtesy of Mr W.R.B. Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore) A.E.M.B. Cunninghame Graham (Photo courtesy of Mr W.R.B. Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore)
Son of Cdr. Charles Elphinstone Fleeming Cunninghame Graham, MVO, RN (1854-1917), and Mildred Emily Barbara Bagot (1856-1935).
Married (08.10.1924, Eton district, Buckinghamshire) Mary Patricia Hanbury (09.07.1901-27.05.1998), only daughter of late Col. Lionel Henry Hanbury, CMG (1864-1954) and Margaret Colmore "Maisie" Allhusen (1868-1949); one son, one daughter.
* Birth registered under the name: Angus Malise Graham.

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16.02.1893 *
Chelsea, London
-
14.02.1981
Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
[buried at
Inchomme Priory, Lake of Menteith, Scotland]

* Naval service record shows (incorrectly) 1892.
Midsh. 15.05.1910
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1912
S.Lt. 30.08.1913
Lt. 10.08.1914
Lt.Cdr. 10.08.1922
Cdr. 31.12.1927
Capt. 31.12.1935
Cdre. 2nd cl. 04.08.1943
R.Adm. 02.01.1945
V.Adm. 02.09.1948 (retd 15.10.1951)
Adm. (retd) 15.03.1952
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 01.01.1951 New Year 51 [investiture 14.02.51]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [investiture 07.03.44]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 12.06.1947 HM's birthday 47 [investiture 11.11.47]
Education: RN Colleges Osborne (15.09.1905) & Dartmouth.
05.1910 - ? HMS St Vincent (battleship)
? - ? HMS Cochrane (cruiser)
? - 1913 HMS Achilles (cruiser)
1913 - 1914 HMS Sandfly (torpedo-boat destroyer)
1914 - 1914 HMS Victoria and Albert (Royal yacht)
1914 - 1916 HMS Agincourt (Grand Fleet)
1917 - 1917 qualifying for signal duties
22.09.1917 - (01.1919) Flag Lieutenant to R.Adm. Douglas Nicholson, 4th Battle Squadron, Grand Fleet [HMS Colossus (battleship)] (and for Signal duties)
15.05.1922 - 1924 Fleet Signal Officer, Mediterranean [HMS Iron Duke (battleship)]
03.12.1924 - (01.)1925 Tactical Section, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.02.1925 - (05.)1926 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for miscellaneous services)
06.12.1926 - (07.1927) First Lieutenant Commander, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
10.04.1928 - (06.1928) senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
07.1928 - ? Signal Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (temporarily)
07.01.1929 - (08.)1929 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.01.1930 - (10.)1930 course at Staff College, Camberley [HMS President]
19.01.1931 - 14.07.1933 Executive Officer, HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Africa)
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
22.01.1934 - (11.1934) air force staff course, Andover [HMS President]
15.01.1935 - (02.)1936 Staff Officer (Operations and Intelligence), Nore Command [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
(08.1936)     no appointment listed
20.11.1936 - (02.)1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Tarantula (river gunboat) & Senior Officer, West River, China
(06.1938) - (02.1939) no appointment listed
03.03.1939 - (02.)1941 Captain of HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
15.05.1941 - 07.07.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Kent (cruiser) (convoy escort duties, North Russia) (CBE)
04.08.1943 - 04.1945 Commodore Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
1945?     Naval ADC to the King
08.04.1945 - (04.)1946 Rear-Admiral Commanding 10th Cruiser Squadron, and Second-in-Command Home Fleet [HMS Diadem, later HMS Birmingham] (CB)
1946 - 16.10.1946 Flag Officer Commanding 2nd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Birmingham, from 09.1946 HMS Superb]
14.04.1947 - 08.1951 Admiral Superintendent, Rosyth Dockyard [HMS Cochrane] & from 07.1950 also Flag Officer, Scotland (KBE)
A Captain in Royal Company of Archers (Queen's Body Guard for Scotland), 1969-. Hon. Sheriff 1959. Vice-President: RNLI; Earl Haig Fund, Scotland; Trustee for National Library of Scotland; Commissioner of Queen Victoria Sch. A Vice-President National Trust for Scotland. JP Dunbartonshire, 1955 Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, 05.01.1955-14.05.1968; Keeper of Dumbarton Castle, since 1955. FRGS.
Published: Random naval recollections, 1905-1951 (1979)
Cunninghame Graham,
Robert Elphinstone

R.E. Cunninghame Graham (Photo courtesy of Mr W.R.B. Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore)
Son of Adm. Sir Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame Graham, KBE, CB, and Mary Patricia Hanbury.
Married (1957) Sheila Gilbert, of Stamford, Conn., USA; two sons, two daughters.
25.09.1925
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
16.04.1996
Borders General Hospital, Galashiels, Scotland
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1944 (reld 1946?; invalided out)
23.04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Zephyr (destroyer)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Member of the Royal Company of Archers.
Curgenven,
Leonard Barrington
L.B. Curgenven
Son of Eng.Capt. Leonard Woods Curgenven, RN (1877-1949), and Daisy Curgenven (née Hooper).
Husband of F. Elaine Curgenven (née Dicikinson), of Southbourne, Bournemouth, Hampshire; one son.
19.11.1910
-
11.04.1940
(KIA) [age 29]
[Lerwick New Cemetery, Shetland Islands, terrace 11, grave 7]
[commemorated at World War II Memorial, Birkenhead, Cheshire]
Midsh. (E)
01.01.1930
S.Lt. (E)
01.01.1932
Lt. (E)
01.04.1933
16.01.1930
-
(01.)1934
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
04.05.1934
-
(07.)1935
HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
10.08.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS Adventure (minelayer) (China)
01.09.1936
-
(02.)1938
HMS Iron Duke (training ship, Portsmouth)
11.02.1938
-
(09.1939)
HMS Galatea (cruiser) (Mediterranean) (to assist Squadron Engineer Officer, Destroyer Flotillas Mediterranean Fleet) (accomoadated in HMS Woolwich)
03.01.1940
-
11.04.1940
HMS Eclipse (destroyer) (killed during a bombing of the ship)
Currey,
Charles Norman Ebden
C.N.E. Currey
Married ((06?).1915, Kensington, London) ... Harding.

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13.02.1890
-
10.01.1973
Chichester, Sussex
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1910?
S.Lt.
09.09.1910, seniority 15.01.1910
Lt.
19.11.1912, seniority 15.04.1911
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1919
Cdr.
30.06.1925 (retd 18.02.1940)
Capt. (retd)
18.02.1940 (reverted to retd 1945/46)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune
15.05.1905
 
 
entered RN
03.08.1918
-
(01.1919)
Assistant Torpedo Officer, HMS Titania (depot ship) (and for duty with submarines)
04.11.1924
-
(01.1925) HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
05.04.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
10.10.1929
-
(04.1930)
Executive Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
(02.1931)


short course
(01.1932)
-
(09.1932)
no appointment listed
23.08.1933
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Curlew (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet)
16.05.1934
-
(04.1940)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth):
(02.1937)
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, Electrical Department
(04.1940)


Commanding Officer, Actaeon Net Defence Department
25.09.1940
-
(02.1941)
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.1942
-
(08.1943)
HMS Saker (RN base, USA)
14.09.1943
-
(06.1944)
Department of Miscellaneous Weapon Development, Admiralty [HMS President]:
(06.1944)


Senior Naval Officer, Bombardons [part of Force Mulberry] [embarked in HMS Fratton]
04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Staff, British Admiralty Delegation, Washington [HMS Saker]
Currey,
Edmund Neville Vincent
E.N.V. Currey
Son of Dr Edmund Francis Neville Currey (died 1953), of Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
Married (19.02.1941, Liverpool) Rosemary Knight (died 1992), elder daughter (with two brothers and one sister) of William Lowry Craig Knight, CMG (1889-1955), Foreign Service, and May Tristram; one daughter.

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01.10.1906
-
02.05.1998
Bath, Avon
Cadet ?
Midsh. 15.09.1924
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1927
S.Lt. 16.07.1927
Lt. 16.07.1929
Lt.Cdr. 16.06.1937
Cdr. 30.06.1942
Capt. 30.06.1949
R.Adm. 07.07.1958 (retd 25.05.1961)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 11.06.1960 HM's birthday 60 [investiture 05.07.60]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 27.02.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 03.12.1940 operations against submarines Durbo & Lafole [investiture 15.02.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 26.09.1940 Norway, Harstad
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1944 New Year 44
Gold Cross of Merit with swords (Poland) KW 01.08.1944 rescue "Orkan" when torpedoed 08.10.43 [decoration posted]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne (15.05.1920-...) & Dartmouth.
15.09.1924 - (05.)1926 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.12.1926 - (07.1927) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.04.1928 - (06.)1928 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
11.1928 - (08.)1930 HMS K 26 (submarine) (Mediterranean)
28.12.1930 - (03.)1931 HMS H 32 (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
24.04.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
05.09.1932 - (01.)1933 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
27.04.1933 - (01.)1934 HMS Orpheus (submarine) (China)
24.04.1934 - (02.)1935 HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
28.03.1935 - (07.)1935 HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
19.09.1935 - (07.1937) First Lieutenant, HMS Garland (destroyer) (1st Destroyer Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
08.01.1938 - (02.)1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Worcester (destroyer) (Portsmouth Local Destroyer Flotilla)
28.02.1938 - 01.05.1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Arrow (destroyer) (Portsmouth Local Destroyer Flotilla)
08.05.1939 - (08.)1939 tactical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
22.08.1939 - (09.1939) Commanding Officer, HMS Havock (destroyer) (Mediterranean) (and on commissioning) [obviously soon changed to HMS Wrestler as his appointment to that ship is (pre?-)dated by one day]
21.08.1939 - 28.09.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Wrestler (destroyer) (DSC, despatches)
03.01.1941 - 02.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Bulldog (destroyer)
02.1941 - (08.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Escapade (destroyer)
11.08.1942 - 09.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Somali (destroyer)
12.1942 - 05.10.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Musketeer (destroyer) (despatches, Polish Cross of Merit)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
(12.1943) - (06.1944) HMS Monck (HQ Combined Training, Largs) * [actually serving in Assault Force S at HM LCH 185 (landing craft, headquarters) (preparations & landings Normandy)] (DSO)
08.08.1944 - (07.1945) Plans Division (Q), Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)     HMS Pelican *
09.12.1947 - (05.)1949 Commander, RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
08.10.1949 - (05.)1951 Chief of Staff to Head of British Naval Mission to Greece [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
10.03.1952 - 03.05.1954 Naval Assistant to Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President]
(07.1954)     Office of Admiral Commanding Reserves *
07.08.1954 - 1954 tactical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
05.11.1954 - (04.)1955 Flag Captain commanding HMS Bermuda
20.12.1955 - (01.)1957 Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
1957 - 1958 Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Officers), and Head of Directorate of Officer Appointments
09.1958 - 17.05.1961 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)] (CB)
07.01.1958 - 07.07.1958 also: Naval ADC to HM the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Currie,
Frederick Basil
F.B. Currie
Younger son of Col. Oswald James Currie, M.B. (Lond.), South African Medical Corps, and Sarah Gough Gubbins, of Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa.
23.08.1908
Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa
-
06.12.1940
(KIA) [age 32]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Cadet 15.01.1926
Midsh. 15.09.1926
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1929
S.Lt. 16.09.1929
Lt. 01.12.1931
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1939
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (01.1922-12.1925).
15.01.1926 - (06.1928) HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean)
03.01.1929 - 11.08.1929 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.08.1929 - (04.)1930 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
05.05.1930 - (08.)1930 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
12.1930 - (09.1932) HMS Otus (submarine) (3rd Submarine Flotilla) (China) [tender to HMS Medway]
(05.1933) - (06.1933) no appointment listed
26.09.1933 - (07.)1934 First Lieutenant, HMS Restless (destroyer) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Excellent]
01.08.1934 - (02.)1935 First Lieutenant, HMS L 54 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla, Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
19.03.1935 - (07.)1935 First Lieutenant, HMS Snapper (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
06.12.1935 - (02.)1937 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
26.04.1937 - (07.)1937 submarine Commanding Officer's course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
20.08.1937 - (06.)1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Seahorse (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Lucia]
08.07.1938 - (09.1939) HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
31.07.1940 - 06.12.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Regulus (submarine) (left Alexandria, Egypt, on the 23 November 1940, for the purpose of patrolling the southern Adriatic, and unfortunately were lost, and it is believed that the ship may have fallen prey to mines, off Taranto, Italy)
Currie,
Robert Alexander
R.A. Currie
5th son of John Currie, Glasgow, and Rachel Thomson, Dundee.
Married (28.08.1944) Lady (Edith Margaret) Beevor (died 1985), daughter of Frank Agnew, Eccles, Norfolk,
and widow of Sir Thomas Beevor, 6th Bt; one step son (Sir Thomas Beevor, 7th Bt), three step daughters.

29.04.1905
Glasgow, Scotland
-
07.02.1995
Lavenham, Suffolk
Midsh.
15.05.1923
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1925
S.Lt.
15.03.1926
Lt.
15.04.1927
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1935
Cdr.
30.06.1939
Capt.
30.06.1945
R.Adm.
07.07.1954 (retd 1957)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1957
New Year 57 [investiture 26.02.57]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
17.10.1944
destruction U767 18.06.44 [decoration posted]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.09.1945
destruction U-boat 30.04.44 & one probable [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
28.06.1940
2nd Battle of Narvik
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn
26.08.1947
services to Norway [awarded 45]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth; Imperial Defence College (1950; idc)
15.05.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Revenge (battleship)
20.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Westminster (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.01.1926
-
04.07.1926
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.07.1926
-
(02.)1927
promotion course, Portsmouth
01.02.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Bee (gunboat) (China)
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
24.09.1929
-
(08.)1930
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
25.09.1930
-
(02.)1931
specialised in Gunnery, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
31.12.1931
-
(09.)1932
advanced gunnery course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
29.12.1932
-
(06.)1933
Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
14.01.1934
-
(08.)1934
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
29.10.1934
-
(07.)1937
Gunnery Officer, HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
18.10.1937
-
(04.)1939
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
26.05.1939
-
09.04.1941
Squadron Gunnery Officer and Staff Officer (Operations), Battle Cruiser Squadron, aboard:
HMS Hood 01.06.1939 - 11.03.1940
HMS Renown 11.03.1940 - 13.04.1940
HMS Warspite 13.04.1940 - ??.04.1940
HMS Renown ??.04.1940 - 10.08.1940
HMS Hood 10.08.1940 - 12.05.1941
(2nd Battle of Narvik)
12.04.1941 - (02.)1943 Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
26.05.1943 - (06.)1943 Staff Officer (Anti-Submarine), Western Approaches Command [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
14.07.1943 - 11.06.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Fame (destroyer) & Convoy Escort Commander
30.06.1945 - 1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Hesperus (destroyer) & as Senior Officer Assault Group in Naval Parties 2472 & 2480 & [to 28.10.1945] Naval Officer-in-Charge, Bangkok
01.03.1946
-
1948
Deputy Director (G), Gunnery and Anti-Aircraft Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
16.08.1948
-
(05.)1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Solebay (destroyer) & Captain (D) 5th Destroyer Flotilla
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
1951
-
1952
Director, Royal Naval Staff College
11.03.1953
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cumberland
(07.1954)
 
 
HMS President *
31.12.1954
-
(01.)1957
Chief of Staff to Chairman, British Joint Service Mission, Washington, DC [HMS Saker]
Member: Committee of Enquiry into the Fishing Industry, 1958-60; W Suffolk County Council, 1962-74. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Suffolk, 1968.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Curteis,
Sir Alban Thomas Buckley
A.T.B. Curteis
2nd son of late Rev. Thomas Samuel Curteis, Sevenoaks. Married 1st (1915) Essex Helen (died 1940), daughter of late Cyrus Morrall, Plas Yolyn, Ellesmere, Shropshire; one son, one daughter. Married 2nd (1941) Freda, daughter of late Cyrus Morrall.

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13.01.1887
Sevenoaks, Kent
-
27.11.1961
[Plas Yolyn, Ellesmere, Shropshire?]
A/S.Lt.
30.10.1906
S.Lt.
09.11.1907, seniority 30.10.1906
Lt.
?
Lt.Cdr.
?
Cdr.
31.12.1921
Capt.
31.12.1926
R.Adm.
10.08.1938
V.Adm.
31.12.1941 (retd 12.1944)
Adm. (retd)
08.05.1945
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
11.07.1940
?

 

15.01.1902
 
 
entered RN
30.05.1922
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Verity (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
21.06.1928
-
(04.1930)
Flag Captain, HMS Despatch (cruiser) & Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
16.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) & Flag Captain, Home Fleet
15.09.1933
-
(07.1935)
Captain of College, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.08.1935
-
(02.1938)
Captain of the Fleet, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
11.01.1938
-
10.08.1938
Naval ADC to the King
14.04.1938
-
1940
Commodore RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
30.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
Rear-Admiral Commanding 2nd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Galatea (cruiser)]
1941
-
1942
Vice-Admiral Commanding 2nd Battle Squadron & Second-in-Command, Home Fleet
(06.1942)


Senior Officer, Force T [HMS Kenya]
05.08.1942
-
(06.)1944
Senior British Naval Officer Western Atlantic [HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda)]
Custance,
Wilfred Neville

W.N. Custance

Eldest son of late Henry Neville Custance, South Kensington, and Alice Georgina Custance. Married (1911) Winifred Olive, 3rd daughter of late Charles C. Cave, Cranley Gardens, SW; two sons, one daughter.

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25.06.1884
South Kensington, London
-
13.12.1939
[age 55]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 33, column 1]
A/S.Lt.
15.07.1903?
S.Lt.
13.12.1904, seniority 15.07.1903
Lt.
06.06.1905, seniority 15.01.1905
Cdr.
30.06.1917
Capt.
30.06.1925
R.Adm.
17.02.1936
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1938
New Year 38
Education: St Neot's, Eversley; HMS Britannia
15.01.1899
 
 
entered RN
1900


Midshipman, HMS Ocean



specialized in Gunnery
1904
-
1905
S.Lt., HMS Foam (torpedo boat destroyer) (Mediterranean)
1905


Lt., HMS Venerable (Mediterranean)
1913
-
1917
Gunnery Officer, HMS Vanguard (Battle of Jutland)
19.07.1917
-
(01.1919)
Commander (G), HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
05.11.1923
-
(01.1925)
Executive Officer, HMS Tiger (battlecruiser; seagoing gunnery firing ship, Portsmouth)
20.11.1926
-
(07.1927)
Commanding Officer, HMS Yarmouth (cruiser)
1928


Commanding Officer, HMS Castor (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
14.12.1929
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS York (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet) [ship commissioned 06.05.1930]
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
30.06.1932
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, Devonport Gunnery School [HMS Vivid, later HMS Drake]
31.08.1934
-
(07.1935)
Commanding Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1936
-
?
Naval ADC to the King
(02.1936)


no appointment listed
14.01.1937
-
(02.1937)
tactical course, Portsmouth
15.04.1937
-
(07.1937)
HMS President (for miscellaneous or special service)
1937


commanded Naval Brigade in London at Coronation
26.02.1938


lent to RAN
22.04.1938
-
13.12.1939
Rear-Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Canberra]
Cuthbert,
[Sir] John Wilson
J.W. Cuthbert
Son of William Cuthbert, Glasgow.
Married (29.09.1928, All Saints', Highweek, Newton Abbot district, Devon) Betty Wake Shorrock, CBE, chief Woman Fire officer NFS 1941-1946, daughter of Guy Shorrock, of Sandford Orleigh, Devon; no children.

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09.04.1902
Partick district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
07.12.1987
Hurstborne Tarrant, nr Andover, Hampshire
... ...
S.Lt. 15.07.1922
Lt. 15.08.1923
Lt.Cdr. 15.08.1931
Cdr. 31.12.1936
Capt. 31.12.1941
R.Adm. 08.01.1951
V.Adm. 08.09.1954 (retd 29.08.1958)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 01.01.1957 New Year 57 [investiture 12.02.57]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [investiture 17.12.46]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1953 New Year 53 [investiture 10.02.53]
Education: Kelvinside Academy; RN Colleges.
15.01.1916     entered RN
... - ... ...
27.07.1939 - 12.1940 Executive Officer, HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
12.1940 - 02.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
(04.1941) - (12.1941) no appointment listed
27.12.1941 - (04.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
15.06.1942 - (06.)1944 an Assistant Director of Plans, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President] & on Joint Planning Staff, London
08.09.1944 - 19.03.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Ajax (cruiser)
... - ... ...
1949 - 1950 Commanding Officer, HMS Vengeance
1951 - 1953 Deputy Controller, Admiralty
1953 - 1954 Flag Officer Flotillas, Home Fleet
1955 - 1956 Admiral Commanding Reserves
1956 - 1958 Flag Officer, Scotland
Member Royal Company of Archers (Queen's Body Guard for Scotland); JP Hants 1959; DL Hants 1977.
Cuthbert,
Sydney Alexander

S.A. Cuthbert
19.05.1904
-
21.01.1984
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
...
...
Lt.
15.01.1928
Lt.Cdr.
15.01.1936
Cdr.
31.12.1943 (retd 1956?)
...
-
...
...
01.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Barham (battleship)
(06.)1938
-
(04.1940)
Anti-Submarine Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean & as Fleet Anti-Submarine Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Warspite (battleship), later HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
01.1941
-
(02.)1941
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for miscellaneous duties)
24.11.1941
-
(06.)1943
Rosyth Escort Force [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)] (for anti-submarine duties)
07.1943
-
(12.1943)
[Commanding/Executive Officer ?,] HMS Wolsey (destroyer) 
05.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
17.06.1946
-
(10.1947)
Commanding Officer, HMS Actaeon (sloop)
...
-
...
...
 
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