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1939-1945

 

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D'Aeth,
John Reginald Hughes
J.R.H. D'Aeth

Son of Capt. Reginald Hughes-D'Aeth, RN, and Lady Nina Hughes-D'Aeth.
Married Mary Winifred Hughes-D'Aeth, of St. Arm's Bay, Jamaica, British West Indies.

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07.02.1899
Cranbrook, Kent
-
08.07.1940
(KIA) [age 41]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 1]
Lt.
15.10.1919
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1927
Cdr.
30.06.1934
08.1914
 
 
entered RN
12.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
14.06.1924
-
(05.)1926
Commanding Officer, HMS H 52 (submarine) (3rd Submarine Flotilla)
18.11.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
21.11.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Resolution (battleship)
15.04.1929
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS L 56 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla)
14.01.1930
-
(04.1930)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(08.1930)
-
(10.1930)
no appointment listed
06.01.1931
-
(01.)1932
Staff Officer (Operations) to Captain A/S [HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)]
19.02.1932
-
(01.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Regent (submarine) (Mediterranean)
(07.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.12.1934
-
(01.)1937
Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear-Admiral (S) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)] (and for duty with submarines)
09.01.1937
-
(06.)1938
RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.07.1938
-
08.07.1940
Executive Officer, HMS Gloucester (cruiser) (East Indies)
Dagg,
Joseph Henry
J.H. Dagg  
Son of George Walter Dagg and Sarah H. Sagler.
Married ((03?).1912, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Emily Wilson.

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14.12.1888
Camberwell,
London

-
02.03.1963

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Gnr. 14.12.1916
Cd.Gnr. 14.12.1926 (retd 02.06.1931)
Lt. (retd) 02.06.1931
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 30.10.1942
29.06.1917     commissioned
... - ... ...
30.10.1939 - (08.1942) HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
(02.1943) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
18.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Granton) (for base duties)
Daintry,
George Michael
G.M. Daintry
Marrie Betty "Janie" ... ; one son, one daughter.
12.02.1903
-
13.07.1977

St Thomas's Hospital, Lambeth district, London
Lt.
30.01.1926 (emgcy 19.07.1928)
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy)
30.01.1934
A/Cdr. (emgcy)
?
Cdr. (emgcy)
?
Letter of Praise LoP
1944?
Operation Neptune
...
-
...
...
31.07.1939
-
(08.)1939
HMS Courageous (aircrft carrier) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
05.11.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Valiant (battleship)
01.08.1940
-
(10.1944)
Chief Staff Officer to Naval Officer-in-Charge, Dartmouth [HMS Dartmouth]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Dakeyne,
Richard Herbert Rooper
R.H.R. Dakeyne
1912 ?
-
21.01.1967

[age 54]
[Portsmouth district, Hampshire]
Paym.Lt.
01.11.1935
Paym.Lt.Cdr. = A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.11.1943
Cdr. (S)
30.06.1949 (retd 13.12.1962)



...
?
-
(04.1940)
HMS Cochrane
(06.1944)
 
 
HMS Tana *
15.09.1944
-
(04.1946)
Secretary to Commodore RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dalby,
Robert
R. Dalby

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21.04.1901
-
10.01.1990

Derby district, Derbyshire
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1930 (retd)
A/Cdr.
< 07.1945
Cdr. (retd)
?



...
11.12.1939
-
(02.)1941
Superintendent of Anti-Gas School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
02.11.1941
-
(08.1943)
[Executive Officer?,] HMS Caradoc (cruiser)
09.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Braganza (for duty in Barracks, Bombay)
01.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
Assistant Director, Combined Operations Materiel Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Dale,
James George
J.G. Dale

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19.01.1887
Lewisham, London
-
26.03.1976
Seaman
? [M4497]
Eng.Lt.
01.07.1920
Eng.Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1928 (retd 19.01.1932)
Eng.Cdr. (retd)
19.01.1932
22.09.1931
-
01.1932
HMS Spenser (flotilla leader) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)



...
(04.1940)
-
(07.1945)
Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty
22.03.1943
-
(07.1945)
staff of Gun Mounting Overseer at Woolwich Arsenal (under Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty) [HMS President]
Dale,
Jack Hillen
J.H. Dale
29.10.1901
Northampton
-
28.04.1965

Battle, Sussex
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1932 (retd 29.12.1946)
A/Cdr.
< 07.1945
...
-
...
...
07.03.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
...
-
...
...
14.06.1943
-
(12.1943)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Pantellaria [HMS Hasdrubal]
(04.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(06.1944)
 
 
HMS King George V (battleship)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn) *
08.1945
-
(04.1946)
RN Depot, Simonstown [HMS Afrikander]
Played first-class cricket, 1922-1928.
Dale,
Richard Hugh
R.H. Dale (Photo: www.hmshood.com)
Son of Mr and Mrs James Dale of Mawnan Smith, Falmouth.
?
-
24.05.1941

[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 2]
S.Lt. (E)
06.09.1937
Lt. (E)
07.11.1938, seniority 06.02.1938
Education: New House (09.1928-07.1932); Cambridge University (specialised in Mechanical Sciences)
Was with Metropolitan Vickers until 1933.
06.09.1937
-
10.1937
training, HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
30.10.1937
-
(02.)1939
HMS London (cruiser) (Nore)
23.03.1939
-
09.1939
HMS Edinburgh (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
28.09.1939
-
(04.1940)
course of instruction in engineering, RN College, Greenwich
15.08.1940
-
24.05.1941
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (sunk by Bismarck, North Atlantic)
Dale,
William Robert
W.R. Dale

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12.06.1881
Lowestoft, Suffolk
-
(03?).1961

Gosport district, Hampshire
Seaman
? [191284]
Lt.
29.03.1929 (retd 12.06.1931)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
29.03.1937 (reactivated 09.10.1939) (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
27.11.1911
 
 
commissioned RN



...
09.10.1939
-
(07.1945)
HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
Dalglish,
James Stephen
"Fish"
J.S. Dalglish (Photo courtesy of Mr Edward J.C. Corry)
J.S. Dalglish (Photo courtesy of Mr Edward J.C. Corry)
J.S. Dalglish (Photo courtesy of Mr Edward J.C. Corry)  
Eldest son (of 3 sons & 4 daughters) of late R.Adm. Robin Campsie Dalglish, CB (1880-1934), and Dulcie Gertrude F. Stephen (born 1886).
Married (1939) Evelyn Mary, eldest daughter of late Rev. A.Ll. Meyricke, Vicar of Aislaby, near Whitby; one son, one daughter.
01.10.1913
Kensington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-

06.10.1995
Scarborough district, Yorkshire
Cadet
01.01.1931
Midsh.
01.09.1931
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1934
S.Lt.
01.05.1934
Lt.
01.06.1935
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1943
Cdr.
30.06.1948
Capt.
30.06.1954 (retd 31.08.1963)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
08.06.1963
HM's birthday 63 [investiture 24.07.63]
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
01.01.1955
New Year 55 [investiture 15.02.55]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1946
wind up Far East
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1927-1931); jssc 1950; idc 1957
06.01.1931
-
(02.)1931
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.10.1931
-
(06.1933)
HMS Enterprise (cruiser) (East Indies)
04.01.1934
-
12.08.1934
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
13.08.1934
-
(02.)1935
promotion course, Portsmouth
25.04.1935
-
(07.)1935
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet))
15.11.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS Coventry (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
08.09.1936
-
(07.)1937
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
30.09.1937
-
(08.)1938
gunnery course [HMS Excellent]
(10.1938)
 
 
no appointment listed
14.10.1938
-
(09.1939)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
06.03.1940
-
(12.1941)
Gunnery Officer on Flotilla Staff [HMS Faulknor (destroyer)]
03.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
01.04.1943
-
(08.)1943
HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness)
27.09.1943
-
(07.1945)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Swiftsure (cruiser) & from (1945?) also as Squadron Gunnery Officer, 4th Cruiser Squadron
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.1948
-
(07.)1948
Executive Officer, HMS Sussex (cruiser)
15.09.1948
-
(05.1949)
on staff of Flag Officer Commanding 5th Cruiser Squadron & Second-in-Command Far Eastern Station [HMS Belfast (cruiser)]
(05.1950)
 
 
HMS President (Admiralty) *
1952
-
1953
Commanding Officer, HMS Aisne (destroyer)
08.04.1953
-
(07.)1954
Executive Officer, HMY Britannia (Royal yacht)
?
-
(04.1955)
Member, Ordnance Board
(01.1956)
 
 
HMS President (Admiralty) *
(01.1957)
 
 
no appointment listed
31.03.1958
-
16.08.1959
Commanding Officer, HMS Woodbridge Haven (Coastal Forces depot ship) & as Captain Inshore Flotilla Mediterranean
07.09.1959
-
(07.)1961
Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
1961
-
17.02.1963
Commanding Officer, HMS Bulwark (light fleet carrier)
Welfare Officer, Metropolitan Police, 1963-73.
Published: Life story of a fish (1992; autobiography)
* indexed, but not listed as such

Dalison,
John Standley
J.S. Dalison
Son of Lt.Col. John Pelham Dalison (1863-1936), and Mary Mabel Wigan (1876-1967), of Folkestone.
Married 1st (09.1924, Kensington district, London; divorced 1937) Marie Therese [Leonide] Carudel (10.01.1897 - 05.1984), of London; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((03?).1938, Surrey South Eastern district) Rosalie S. Blaker (1909?- ).

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26.12.1901
St Marylebone district, London
-
09.10.1949
near Ottawa
(motor accident)
Midsh. ?
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.05.1922
Lt. 15.03.1924
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1932
Cdr. 30.06.1939
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.01.1943 New Year 43 [investiture 15.02.44]
11.09.1922     HMS Excellent (additional; for torpedo course for rank of Lt.)
23.02.1932     HMS Doon
01.1934     HMS Moth
20.04.1937     HMS Cardiff
24.08.1937     HMS Cornwall
17.01.1939     HMS Titania
11.08.1939 - (09.1939) Commanding Officer, HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (Mediterranean, for Portland)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
09.12.1940 - (02.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Londonderry (sloop) (DSO)
01.04.1943 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Lulworth (sloop)
08.09.1943 - 05.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Pelican (sloop)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
11.07.1944 - (04.1946) RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
11.1947 - (05.1949) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
Dallmeyer,
William Alexander
"Willie"
W.A. Dallmeyer
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Richard Owen James Dallmeyer (1869-1949), and Helen Cowan Menzies (1874-1961), of Willerton, Weybridge.
Married (06.04.1935, St Saviour's, Walton Street) Frances Margaret England (18.05.1910 - 09.2002), daughter of Capt. George Plunkett England, RN (1877-1957), and Hilda Rochfort Dingwall (1881-1963), of Ashleigh, Tavistock; one son, two daughters.

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20.02.1901
Bowdon, Bucklow district, Cheshire
-
26.11.1990
Tavistock district, Cornwall / Devon
Midsh. 15.08.1917
S.Lt. 15.01.1921
Lt. 15.06.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1930
Cdr. 30.06.1936
Capt. 30.06.1941 (retd 07.07.1950)
Cdre. 2nd cl. 29.02.1948-20.03.1950
Distinguished Service Order DSO 03.01.1941 sinking German submarine [investiture 10.03.42]
15.09.1914     entered RN
... - ... ...
04.1936 - (08.)1936 HMS Valiant (battleship) (as Squadron Torpedo Officer, 1st Battle Squadron)
01.10.1936 - (07.)1937 HMS Hood (battlecruiser)  (as Squadron Torpedo Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron)
15.11.1937 - (09.1939) HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (in charge of Instructional Department)
01.01.1940 - 14.01.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Highlander (destroyer) (DSO)
15.02.1941 - 29.06.1941 HMS Albatross (repair ship)
30.06.1941 - 15.01.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Albatross (repair ship)
16.01.1942 - (06.)1944 an Assistant Director of Torpedoes and Mining, Admiralty [HMS President] (from 1944? for duty at Bath)
16.10.1944 - 03.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Venerable (aircraft carrier)
03.1946 - 08.1946 no appointment listed
09.1946 - (10.1947) Commanding Officer, HMS Lochinvar (minesweeper base, Granton) (and as Captain Minsweeping & in command Minesweepers Inton)
08.01.1948 - 21.01.1948 HMAS Cerberus II (RAN depot, London)
22.01.1948 - 28.02.1948 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) (additional; for passage to Australia per "Strathaird")
29.02.1948 - 20.03.1950 Commanding Officer, HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) & as Commodore Superintendent of Training
21.03.1950 - 11.06.1950 HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per "Dominion Monarch")
12.06.1950 - 07.07.1950 HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional whilst unemployed & for 28 days terminal leave 07.07.1950-03.08.1950)
Dalrymple-Hamilton,
Sir Frederick Hew George


F.H.G. Dalrymple-Hamilton (Photo courtesy of Mr David Hilton)
Son of late Col Hon. North de Coigny Dalrymple­Hamilton, MVO, of Bargany, Girvan, Ayrshire. Mmarried (1918) Gwendolen (died 1974), daughter of Sir Cuthbert Peek, 2nd Bt; one son, two daughters.

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27.03.1890
Bargany, Girvan, Ayrshire
-
26.12.1974
[Bargany, Girvan, Ayrshire ?]
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1909?
S.Lt.
08.04.1910, seniority 15.09.1909
Lt.
04.10.1911, seniority 31.08.1911
Lt.Cdr.
31.08.1919
Cdr.
31.12.1924
Capt.
31.12.1931
R.Adm.
08.07.1941
V.Adm.
15.06.1944
Adm.
04.01.1948 (retd 04.10.1950)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [investiture 13.02.45]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 14.10.1941 Bismarck action
Mention in Despatches MID 13.02.1945 Operation Neptune
Education: HMS Britannia.
15.01.1905


entered Royal Navy



served European War, 1914-1918
15.12.1922
-
(01.1925)
HM Yacht Victoria and Albert (Portsmouth)
15.09.1925
-
(05.)1926
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
25.08.1926
-
01.09.1926
Admiralty
01.09.1926
-
(06.)1928
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.09.1928
-
(08.1929)
HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
26.06.1930
-
(01.)1932
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
08.05.1933
-
(06.)1933
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth
18.10.1933
-
(02.)1936
Captain (D), 4th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Keith (flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
29.12.1936
-
(08.)1939
Captain, Royal Naval College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
21.11.1939
-
07.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (present at destruction of German battleship Bismarck)
05.09.1941
-
(08.)1942
Admiral Commanding Iceland [HMS Baldur]
31.10.1942
-
(12.1943)
Naval Secretary to First Lord of Admiralty [HMS President]
03.03.1944
-
04.1945
R.Adm./V.Adm. Commanding 10th Cruiser Squadron & Second-in-Command, Home Fleet [HMS Belfast (cruiser)]
01.04.1945
-
(04.)1946
Vice-Admiral Malta and Flag Officer Central Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo]
17.07.1946
-
01.07.1948
Flag Officer Commanding Scotland and Northern Ireland [HMS Lochinvar]
08.09.1948
-
(05.)1950
Admiral, British Joint Services Mission, Washington, USA [HMS Saker]
Member, Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers, 1947-1973. JP and DL for Wigtownshire, 27.03.1951.
Dalrymple-Hay,
Christopher Montague Vernon Francis
C.M.V.F. Dalrymple-Hay
Only son of Lt.Col. Stair Francis Barton Dalrymple-Hay (1872-1963), Indian Army, and Laura Mary Edith Catherine de Bouillion Wickham (?-1955), of Hawkhurst, Kent.
Married 1st (27.02.1919, St Marylebone district, London; divorced 1929) Mary Teresa "Tes" Mostyn (?-1977), twin daughter of Lt.Col. Edward Henry Joseph Mostyn and Mary Cecily Talbot; one daughter. Teresa Mostyn remarried (26.01.1939) Capt. Charles Hugh Fletcher.
Married 2nd (30.11.1929, Southampton district, Hampshire) Helen Violet Grierson, daughter of H.K. Grierson.

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09.11.1896
-
20.12.1944
[age 48]
[Thornton Garden of Rest, Lancashire, sec. C, grave 3]
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.09.1918 (retd 04.07.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.03.1927
A/Cdr. (retd) 09.1943
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 05.12.1944 shuttle service to France [presented to next-of-kin]
Mention in Despatches MID WW I ?
Mention in Despatches MID 27.01.1942 Operation Demon (withdrawal from Greece 04.41)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.08.1944 Operation Shingle (Anzio landings 22.01.44)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Royal Humane Society Medal in bronze RHSBr 1917 for saving life at sea
09.1914     entered RN
      fought in the First World War, with submarines and anti-submarines
? - (01.1919) HMS Titania (submarine depot ship)
16.03.1939 - (08.1939) HMS Caledonia (boys' training ship, Rosyth)
(04.1940)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
02.07.1940 - (02.)1941 Executive Officer, HMS Coventry (cruiser) (despatches)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
09.02.1942 - (08.)1942 Commanding Officer, French Ship "Mistral" (torpedo boat)
02.12.1942 - 09.1943 Commanding Officer, HM LST 41 (landing ship, tank)
09.1943 - 20.12.1944 Commanding Officer, HM LST 425 (landing ship, tank) & Senior Officer, 2nd LST Flotilla (DSC, despatches twice)
Damant,
Eric Louis Baxter
E.L.B. Damant
Son of ... Damant, clerk.
Married (13.06.1925, St John's Church, Hove, Steyning district, Sussex) Sybil Alice Joy (15.08.1905 - 12.1989), younger daughter of Mr & Mrs G.R.G. Joy, of Kingsway, Hove; one daughter, one son.

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Service record AVAILABLE upon request.

25.03.1896
Epping district, Essex
-
04.03.1965
King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, Sussex (formerly of Hove, Sussex)
Midsh. 15.09.1913
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1915
S.Lt. 15.03.1916
A/Lt. 15.08.1917
Lt. 15.09.1917
?, seniority 15.04.1917
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1925 (retd 23.04.1931; own request)
Cdr. (retd) 25.03.1936 (dispersed 02.10.1945) (reld 23.11.1945)
15.01.1909 - 15.09.1913 training establishments
15.09.1913 - 24.11.1915 HMS Monarch (battleship)
24.11.1915 - 16.03.1916 HMS Speedwell (minesweeper)
17.03.1916 - 05.11.1916 HMS Druid (torpdo-boat destroyer)  [tender to HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)]
06.11.1916 - 13.11.1916 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for torpedo control course] in HMS Vernon)
14.11.1916 - 10.04.1918 HMS Orford (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship)]
11.04.1918 - 12.12.1918 HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
13.12.1918 - 31.01.1919 HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
17.02.1919 - 10?.1919 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (additional; to qualify for torpedo duties in RN College, Greenwich)
01.10.1919 - 09.07.1920 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
10.07.1920 - 01.10.1920 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (additional)
01.10.1920 - 04?.1921 HMS President (additional; for RN College, Greenwich)
20.04.1921 - 04.1923 Torpedo Officer, HMS Dunedin (light cruiser)
04.1923 - (01.)1925 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (for mine depots)
03.02.1925 - 20.10.1925 Torpedo Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) [lent to HMS Vernon 02.03.1925-02.06.1925]
(03.1926)     no appointment listed
25.04.1926 - 04.05.1926 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for unemployed time)
05.05.1926 - (07.)1927 staff, HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
03.08.1927 - 06.1929 Torpedo Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
27.08.1929 - 22.04.1931 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (additional; for special service and torpedo duties)
29.09.1938 - 01.10.1938 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (additional; for course)
15.05.1939 - 05.1939 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (additional; for 14 days' course)
23.08.1939 - 08.09.1939 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (additional; to serve in rank of Lt.Cdr.)
09.09.1939 - (12.)1942 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth, from 1941 Roedean School, Brighton) (additional; as Electrical Commander, in charge of Electrical Department, in rank of Act. Cdr. RN)
12?.1942 - 01.02.1943 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (additional; not to join)
01.02.1943 - 07.02.1943 Admiralty [HMS President] (additional; for duty outside Admiralty at Damage Control School)
08.02.1943 - 21.02.1943 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (additional)
22.02.1943 - 24.05.1943 HMS Anson (battleship) (additional temporarily; on staff of Vice-Admiral Second-in-Command Home Fleet for special (torpedo) duties)
25.05.1943 - 02.06.1943 Admiralty [HMS President] (additional)
03.06.1943 - 30.08.1943 Admiralty [HMS President] (additonal; for duty inside Admiralty with Director of Torpedoes and Mining at Bath, for period not exceeding 6 months)
31.08.1943 - 07.12.1943 Admiralty [HMS President] (additional; for duty inside Admiralty with Director of Naval Ordnance at Bath (Communications Section))
08.12.1943 - 20.08.1944 Admiralty [HMS President] (additional; for duty inside Admiralty with Director of Naval Ordnance at London (Communications Section))
21.08.1944 -  02.10.1945 Admiralty [HMS President] (additonal; for duty inside Admiralty with Director of Torpedoes and Mining at London (Communications Section))
* indexed, but not listed as such
Damant,
Guybon Chesney Castell

Son of late Harry Castell Damant and Mary, daughter of David Wilson of Ballymoney. Married (1913) Eleanor May Brook; one
son, two daughters.

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25.07.1881
Cowes, Isle of Wight
-
29.06.1963
[East Cowes, Isle of Wight ?]
A/S.Lt.
15.04.1901?
S.Lt.
29.03.1902, seniority 15.04.1901
Lt.
15.04.1903 (retd 05.10.1911; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
?
A/Cdr. (retd)
?
Cdr. (retd)
11.11.1918 *
Capt. (retd)
07.11.1924 (reverted to retd > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
03.06.1924
HM's birthday 24
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1919
for valuable services as Salvage Officer
* special promotion in recognition of war services
15.01.1896


entered RN
1906


experimental officer to Admiralty Committee on Deep Water Diving



later Inspector of Diving
1914
-
1918

served European War at sea and as an Admiralty Salvage Officer



later in charge of successful operations for recovery of bullion to the value of £5,000,000 from the wreck of the Laurentic
1939
-
1945
served in Admiralty Salvage Department and Overseas:
01.09.1939
-
(02.1941)
Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1942)
-
27.07.1943
Superintendent of Salvage, Levant [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)] *
(10.1943)


no appointment listed
28.02.1944
-
(07.1945)
Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Published: various papers on diving, the natural history of under­water life, compressed air illness, etc.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dampier,
Denis John
D.J. Dampier
Younger son (with one brother) of V.Adm. Cecil Frederick Dampier, CMG, RN (1868-1950), and Barbara Constance Anne Giffard (1883-1966), of Bentworth, Droxford, Hampshire.
Brother of Lt. Robert Cecil Walter Dampier, RNVR.
Married (02.02.1963) Rosemary Jeanetta Darroch, daughter of the late Lt.Col. Duncan Darroch of Gourock, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and Rosemary Helena Lilian Henderson, of Edinburgh; two  sons, one daughter.
07.10.1920
Blackheath, Lewisham district, Greater London / Kent / London
-
25.12.1999
West Surrey district, Surrey
Cadet 01.01.1939
Midsh. 01.09.1939
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 01.12.1940
Lt. 01.10.1942
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1950 (retd 08.12.1959)
01.01.1939 - 01.1940 entered RN, HMS Frobisher (cruiser; cadet training ship, Portsmouth)
23.01.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Warspite (battleship)
04.04.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Fiji (cruiser)
21.10.1940 - 03.1941 HMS Berkeley (destroyer)
03.1941 - 1941 HMS Prince of Wales (battleship)
15.09.1941 - (01.)1942 HMS Trinidad (cruiser)
19.06.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Brocklesby (destroyer)
1942 - 12.1942 HMS Firedrake (destroyer)
11.02.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Collingwood (training establishment Fareham, Hampshire)
07.07.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
(12.1943) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness) *
17.05.1945 - (07.1945) staff, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
      he later trained as an Aircraft Direction Officer (Navigator) and got his pilots license whilst learning to fly a Tiger Moth
31.01.1947 - (10.1947) Direction Officer, HMS Glory (aircraft carrier)
(07.1948)     HMS Glory (aircraft carrier) *
23.08.1948 - (05.1949) HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
18.01.1950 - (05.1950) HMS Dryad (training establishment, Southwick Park)
24.03.1952 - (05.1953) HMS Newcastle (cruiser)
26.06.1954 - (01.1956) Office of Admiral Commanding Reserves, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1957)     HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal and radar establishment, Portsdown) *
(01.1959)     HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) *
Served Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty in a civil capacity, 1960s-1980s.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Danby,
Sir Clinton Francis Samuel
"Peter"
C.F.S. Danby
Son of late Rev. Clement Edward Danby, MA, and late Susanna Ellis Baddeley. Married 1st (1914) late Phyllis Antill-Pockley, Sydney, NSW; two sons (Capt. Clinton Brian Danby, Royal Artillery), one daughter.
Married 2nd (1942) Alice Beatrice, widow of Capt. F.M. Johnson, RN.

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09.05.1882
Witham, Lincolnshire
-
30.06.1945

[East Sutton, Kent ?]
[St Anthony-in-Meneage Churchyard, NE of Church]
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1902?
S.Lt.
02.05.1903, seniority 15.05.1902
Lt.
30.09.1904
Cdr.
1915
Capt.
31.12.1921
R.Adm.
13.02.1934 (supernumerary 01.10.1935)
V.Adm.
04.11.1937 (retd 05.11.1937) (reverted to retd 1942)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
03.06.1935
HM's birthday 35
Education: Littlejohn's School, Greenwich; HMS Britannia
15.01.1897
 
 
entered RN
1912
-
1914
served as Flag-Lieutenant to Admiral Sir Richard Porre, Bart, Commander-in-Chief The Nore
1914
-
1918
HMS Cleopatra and HM Ships Chatham and Courageous, Flagship of Adm. Sir Trevylyan
Napier
1919
-
1921
Commander of RN Barracks, Chatham
01.08.1922
-
02.10.1922
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to Australia)
03.10.1922
-
23.05.1924
Flag Captain to Adm. Sir Percy Addison, Commanding Australian Squadron [HMAS Melbourne] [lent to RAN]
24.05.1924
-
21.089.1924
Flag Captain to Adm. Sir Percy Addison, Commanding Australian Squadron [HMAS Brisbane] [lent to RAN]
22.08.1924
-
28.09.1924
Flag Captain to Adm. Sir Percy Addison, Commanding Australian Squadron [HMAS Melbourne] [lent to RAN]
29.09.1924
-
25.04.1925
Flag Captain, HMAS Sydney (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to Commodore Commanding HM Australian Fleet [lent to RAN]
25.04.1925
-
28.04.1925
HMAS Penguin (additional) [lent to RAN]
29.04.1925
-
23.06.1925
HMAS Penguin (additional; for Foreign Service Leave) [lent to RAN]
24.06.1925
-
10.09.1925
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per Diogenes) [lent to RAN]
08.03.1926
-
(05.)1926
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
02.07.1926
-
(06.)1928
Admiralty [HMS President] (in charge of Naval Personnel Committee)
28.12.1928
-
29.12.1930
Flag Captain, HMS Egmont (RN base, Malta) & Chief Staff Officer to Vice-Admiral in Charge, Malta
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
14.10.1931
-
(06.)1933
Commanding Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
16.10.1933
-
(01.)1934)
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(07.1934)
-
(08.1934)
no appointment listed
25.10.1934
-
(02.)1935
HMS President (for miscellaneous service at Admiralty)
07.05.1935
-
(07.)1935
tactical course, HM Dockyard Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.10.1935
-
15.10.1942
Admiral Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
Danckwerts,
Victor Hilary
V.H. Danckwerts (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Danckwerts)
Son of William Otto Adolph Julius Danckwerts, KC (1853-1914), lawyer, and Mary Caroline, daughter of Maj.Gen. Lowther.
Married (1915) Joyce Middleton; two daughters, three sons:
¤ Lt. (Sp.Br.) Peter Victor Danckwerts, RNVR

¤ Lt. (A) Michael John Danckwerts, RNVR
¤ Capt. Richard Evelyn Danckwerts, RAMC
Last residence: Emsworth, Hampshire.
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11.01.1890
Kensington, London
-
01.03.1944
(died of natural causes, New Zealand & was buried at sea) [age 54]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 81, column 1]
A/S.Lt.
15.03.1909
S.Lt.
13.01.1910, seniority 15.03.1909
Lt.
15.03.1910
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1918
Cdr.
31.12.1922
Capt.
30.06.1930
R.Adm.
> 04.1940 (retd 08.12.1940; medically unfit)
A/V.Adm. (retd)
27.05.1942
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
23.06.1936

HM's birthday 36: for services in connection with the London Naval Conference 12.35

Mention in Despatches MID
17.07.1919
?

 

Education: Winchester College; HMS Britannia; Imperial Defece College (idc)
15.09.1904


joined RN
1914


HMS Kent (Falkland Island action)
1915


sinking of German cruiser Dresden
08.12.1918
-
(01.1919)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
01.08.1923
-
(01.1925)
RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.04.1926
-
(05.)1926
Staff Officer (Operations) and Squadron Gunnery Officer, 3rd Battle Squadron [HMS Iron Duke (battleship)] (Atlantic Fleet)
31.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
Staff Officer (Operations) and Squadron Gunnery Officer, 3rd Battle Squadron [HMS Iron Duke (battleship)] (Atlantic Fleet)
14.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
06.01.1930
-
(04.)1930
HMS President (for Naval Intelligence Division)
15.07.1930
-
(01.)1932
Commanding Officer, HMS Caradoc (cruiser) (China)
14.09.1932
-
(01.1934)
Assistant Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
30.06.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS President (for Plans Division)
03.03.1936
-
(02.)1938
Captain (D), 6th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Faulknor (flotilla leader)] (Home Fleet)
02.04.1938
-
08.03.1940
Director of Plans, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President] [see also "Personal touch" button]
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
08.12.1940
-
(05.1941)
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services):
Member of the UK delegation to the UK-US staff conversations in Washington
27.05.1942

-

01.03.1944

Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet [HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)]
Some background information on the dismissal of Capt. V.H. Danckwerts as Director of Plans, taken from Stephen Roskill's "Churchill and the Admirals" (1978), pages 93-94: "There can be no question that Churchill's return to the Admiralty in September 1939 was warmly welcomed throughout the navy, though doubts soon began to arise regarding the soundness of same of his strategic and technical ideas. That he invigorated the whole administrative machinery of the department and made his personality feIt far and wide is beyond doubt; but he also diverted to fruitless schemes manpower and materials which were sorely needed for more conventional purposes - sometimes on the advice of Professor Lindemann who was convinced that his rocket weapons could provide better A-A defence than conventional guns. As in World War I Churchill regarded the Baltic as the best theatre for launching the 'naval offensive' which he was always seeking. Since he himself has given a full account of the preparations for operation 'Catherine' there is no need to repeat them here in detail; but some of the exchanges it produced, which have not been published before, are relevant to this study. On 18 September the first of a series of meetings taak place in Churchill's room to discuss War Plans in general and a paper which two very senior admirals, Sir Reginald Drax and Sir Gerald Dickens, had produced. Their conclusion was that we could not be ready to take the offensive at sea for six months - which was highly distasteful to Churchill. Admiral of the Fleet Lord Cork and Orrery, who had last served at sea in command of the Home Fleet 1933-5 and was sixty-seven years old, was brought in to prepare for 'Catherine', the object of which was defmed as being 'a force a passage into the Baltic and maintain there a naval force'. Churchill proceeded cautiously, and on 20 September stated that 'At present the decision is only for exploration and no question of action arises. But the search for a naval offensive must be incessant.' Though Cork repeatedly pressed for a decision on whether the operation was to be launched, and was obviously ready and anxious to lead it, at the end of the year Churchill told him that 'the political situation in the theatre has considerably changed', doubtless due to the Russo-Finnish war, and he should therefore review his plan. Neither the Admiralty nor the Govemment was, he stated, committed to action. The position was that 'the gun is to be loaded ready for firing. This and no more'. Meanwhile Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, the First Sea Lord, and the naval staff had developed and expressed strong doubts about the feasibility of the undertaking; and Cork himself described it as 'very hazardous'. On 10 January 1940 Pound told Churchill that he and Cork had discussed the plan thoroughly, and he was 'of the opinion that a strong force of submarines could achieve the object we desire while a surface force could not'. He was anxious that 'we should if possible end the war with our sea supremacy unchallenged' - a somewhat long-term hope. If we lost all the submarines sent to the Baltic 'it would not really matter' he wrote; but 'if we lost a considerable part of our surface fleet the story would be a very different one'; which shows how wedded Pound was to the 'battle fleet concept' and how little aware of the growing influence of air and underwater weapons. The outcome was that on 23 January 1940 the order was given that preparations to carry out the operation that year were to cease. In retrospect the decision was a wise one, since no surface force could possibly have survived for long against the air, submarine and mine counter measures which the Germans would certainly have brought to bear against it. It does therefore seem very unfair that the able Director of Plans, Captain V.H. Danckwerts, should have been sacked for criticizing the plan too vigorously; but his departure was an ominous warning to staff officers of the fate which awaited them if they opposed Churchill's ideas."
Dangerfield,
Edward
E. Dangerfield

Elder son of Edward Dangerfield, of Calcutta & Barskimming, Ayrshire, and (later) Mrs Dowding.
Married (1926) Elma Tryphosa Birkett (11.10.1907 - 22.01.2006), daughter of Henry Birkett; one daughter.

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27.07.1899
-
03.01.1941
St Annes-on-Sea
(after 4 months' illness) [age 41]
[Wallakirk Churchyard, Aberdeenshire, grave 38]
... ...
S.Lt. 15.03.1918
Lt. 15.06.1919
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1927
Cdr. 31.12.1932
Capt. 30.06.1938
Mention in Despatches MID 11.10.1940 blocking Zeebrugge, Calais & Dieppe
05.1912     entered RN
... - ... ...
14.09.1938 - (09.)1939 Office of Admiral Commanding Reserves (for command of HMS President and as Naval Member of the RNVR Advisory Committee)
(12.1939) - (05.1940) no appointment listed
(06.1940)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
08.07.1940 - (10.1940) Commanding Officer, HMS Dido (cruiser)
(12.1940)     no appointment listed
? - 03.01.1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
Daniel,
[Sir] Charles Saumarez
C.S. Daniel C.S. Daniel
C.S. Daniel
Son of late Lt.Col. C.J. Daniel, CBE, DSO. Married 1st (1919) Marjory Katharine (died 1958), daughter of Arthur C. Wilson, MB, ChB, Formby; one daughter. Married 2nd (1963) Mrs Pares Wilson, The Manor House, Little Shelford, Cambridge.

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23.06.1894
-
11.02.1981
[
Sulhamstead, Reading, Berks ?]
A/Lt. ?
15.09.1916, seniority 30.06.1916
Lt.
?
16.09.1920, seniority 15.12.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1928
Capt.
30.06.1934
R.Adm.
12.01.1943
A/V.Adm.
< 07.1945
V.Adm.
23.08.1946
Adm.
01.05.1950 (retd 15.03.1952)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1948
New Year 48
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.12.1939
succesful actions against enemy submarines
Education: Southcliff School, Filey; RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth; Imperial Defence College
15.05.1907
 
 
entered RN
1912
-
1918
HMS Orion, Home Fleet and Grand Fleet (despatches, Jutland, 1914-15 Star, 2 medals)
1918


specialised in Signals and Wireless
14.11.1923
-
(01.1925)
Signal School (Experimental), Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.10.1926
-
(07.1927)
Fleet W/T Officer, Atlantic Fleet [HMS Revenge (battleship)]
03.11.1928
-
1930
Experimental Commander HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
13.01.1931
-
(01.)1932
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
18.01.1932
-
(09.1932)
Air Force Staff College, Andover [HMS President]
01.1933
-
(01.)1934
Commander [= Executive Officer],  HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)
15.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
Imperial Defence Course,  Imperial Defence College
13.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
Senior Officers' Technical Course (Portsmouth)
16.03.1936
-
01.1938
Assistant Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for Joint Planning Committee)
10.01.1938
-
(02.1938)
tactical course, HM Dockyard Portsmouth
01.04.1938
-
1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Faulknor (destroyer) & Capt. (D) 8th Destroyer Flotilla
08.03.1940
-
(02.)1941
Director of Plans, Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
26.08.1941
-
1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
(02.)1943
-
(12.1943)
Assistant Chief of Combined Operations, renamed [06-08.1943?]: Flag Officer Combined Operations
08.02.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
1944
-
1945
Vice-Admiral (Administration) British Pacific Fleet
06.1945
-
(07.)1945
Rear-Admiral Commanding 1st Battle Squadron, British Pacific Fleet
01.12.1945
-
1949
A Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty & Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
19.09.1949
-
1951
Commandant Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
Chairman, Television Advisory Committee 1952-1962; a Director of Blaw Knox Ltd. 1953-1966.
Dannreuther,
Hubert Harold
H.H. Dannreuther
Son of R.Adm. Hubert Edward Dannreuther & Jane Hay Thorburn. Brother of Capt. Raymond Portal Dannreuther, RN & Capt. Ion Alexander Dannreuther, RA. Married Oriole Angela Burdett-Coutts; one son, two daughters.
From Hastings.
16.06.1917
-
21.12.2003
S & W Dorset
Midsh.
01.05.1935
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1937
S.Lt.
01.01.1938
Lt.
16.01.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1945
Lt.Cdr.
16.01.1947
Cdr.
31.12.1951
Capt.
30.06.1957 (retd 30.11.1966)
Mention in Despatches MID
31.10.1944
Operation Crimson (air strike & bombardment of Sabang 25.07.45)
01.05.1935
-
(07.1937)
HMS Ajax (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
30.08.1937
-
(02.1938)
promotion course, Portsmouth
28.06.1938
-
(04.1939)
HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
08.02.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Cossack (destroyer)
22.04.1942
-
(02.1943)
Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Howe (battleship)
06.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
20.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Quilliam (destroyer; flotilla leader)
09.04.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Euryalus (cruiser)
13.10.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
05.04.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
24.03.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
01.10.1955
-
(01.1956)
Commanding Officer, HMS Striker
21.11.1960
-
(07.1961)
Commanding Officer, HMS Diamond
08.02.1963
-
(02.1963)
Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
Dannreuther,
Raymond Portal

R.P. Dannreuther
Son of R.Adm. Hubert Edward Dannreuther & Jane Hay Thorburn.
Brother of Capt. Hubert Harold Dannreuther, RN & Capt. Ion Alexander Dannreuther, RA.
Married Elizabeth Bourne; two sons.
12.07.1923
Hastings district, Sussex
-
21.03.2006
Frimley Park Hospital
Midsh.
01.09.1940
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1942
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.04.1942
Lt.
01.08.1943
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1951
Cdr.
31.12.1954
Capt.
31.12.1962 (retd 07.01.1972)
01.09.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Kenya (cruiser)
(08.1942)


promotion course, Portsmouth
06.11.1942
-
(08.1943)
HMS Relentless (destroyer)
01.08.1943
-
(11.1943)
HMS Relentless (destroyer)
11.1943
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Lewes (destroyer)
03.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HMS Pytchley (destroyer)
(04.1946)


HMS Camperdown (destroyer) *
01.02.1948
-
(07.1948)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
10.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous duties)
20.03.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
08.08.1955
-
(01.1956)
HMS President (for miscellaneous duties)
02.06.1960
-
(07.1961)
staff, Surface Division, Weapons Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
07.12.1962
-
(02.1963)
Commanding Officer, HMS Undaunted & Captain (F), 2nd Frigate Squadron
24.06.1968
-
(02.1969)
Director of Naval Operational Requirements, Navy Department
(08.1971)


HMS Glamorgan *
07.07.1971
-
07.01.1972
Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
D'Arcy,
Kenneth Judge
K.J. D'Arcy (Photo courtesy of David G. Weaver, from his book "The history of HMS Queen : a World War II Lend Lease escort aircraft carrier")
K.J. D'Arcy (Photo courtesy of David G. Weaver, from his book "The history of HMS Queen : a World War II Lend Lease escort aircraft carrier")
K.J. D'Arcy (Photo courtesy of David G. Weaver, from his book "The history of HMS Queen : a World War II Lend Lease escort aircraft carrier")
K.J. D'Arcy (Photo courtesy of David G. Weaver, from his book "The history of HMS Queen : a World War II Lend Lease escort aircraft carrier")
Eldest son (with one brother) of V.Adm. Judge D'Arcy, RN (1867-1927), and Hester Jane "Hettie" Creak (1880-1913), of Taunton.
Married (05.12.1928, St James' Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia) Isobel Lorraine Piesse, daughter of Arnold Piesse, and Lillie Johnston (1878-1963), of Katanning, Western Australia.

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22.04.1902
Fulham, Greater London
-
11.02.1972
Australia
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1922
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.06.1924
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1932
Cdr. 30.06.1938 (retd 22.04.1952) (RAN emgcy 23.04.1952; terminated 08.12.1961)
A/Capt. 12.1943?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 11.11.1941 Greek withdrawal 04.41 [investiture 09.11.43]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1952 New Year 52 [decoration presented]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (15.01.1916-).
(08.1923)     short course of instruction
15.06.1924 - (01.1925) HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
14.02.1926 - (05.1926) HMS President (for 6 months' study in Germany) 
28.03.1927 - (07.)1927 long navigation course [HMS Dryad]
17.09.1927 - 07.11.1927 HMAS Cerberus
07.11.1927     on loan to RAN (Exchange Officer)
07.11.1927 - 09.01.1928 HMAS Sydney
10.01.1928 - 24.10.1929 Intelligence Officer, HMAS Anzac (flotilla leader) (Australian Squadron) [lent to RAN] (and as interpreter (German))
28.10.1929 - 29.10.1929 HMAS Australia (additional)
30.10.1929     HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per SS Ulysses for reversion to RN)
03.01.1930 - (10.1930) First Lieutenant, HMS Carstairs (twin screw minesweeper) (Devonport)
(01.1931)     no appointment listed
19.01.1931 - (02.)1931 first class ship course (navigation) [HMS Dryad]
10.04.1931 - (01.)1932 Navigating Officer, HMS Bruce (flotilla leader) (China) (and for flotilla duties, 8th Destroyer Flotilla)
12.01.1932 - (01.)1933 Navigating Officer, HMS Keppel (flotilla leader) (China) (and for flotilla duties, 8th Destroyer Flotilla)
(05.1933) - (06.1933) no appointment listed
09.10.1933 - (11.1934) HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
15.01.1935 - (10.1935) staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
14.01.1936 - (02.)1936 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth
15.04.1936 - 01.1938 Navigating Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Home Fleet)
02.01.1938 - (09.)1939 Assistant King's Harbour Master, HM Dockyard Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
11.12.1939 - 25.05.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Grimsby (sloop) (sunk by German aircraft off Tobruk, Libya)
(08.1941) - (10.1941) no appointment listed
18.10.1941 - 02.07.1943 HMS Martial (Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation RM Depot Ship)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
12.1943 - 02.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Queen (escort carrier)
11.03.1946 - (04.)1947 Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
23.07.1947 - (05.)1949 Commander of the Dockyard and Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, Gibraltar [HMS Rooke]
09.08.1949 - (05.1951) on staff of Flag Officer, Malaya [HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)]
05.05.1952     Cdr. RAN to temporary service & seconded to Department of Defence for duty
05.05.1952 - 31.05.1956 HMAS Lonsdale (naval depot, Port Melbourne) (for miscellaneous service)
D'Arcy,
Norman John Hyacinth
N.J.H. D'Arcy

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14.02.1902
-
26.10.1973
... ...
Cdr. (E) 31.12.1935
Capt. (E) 30.06.1946 (retd)
... - ... ...
04.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Norfolk
Davenport,
Dudley Leslie
D.L. Davenport (Photo courtesy of Mr Shawn Dymond)
D.L. Davenport (Photo courtesy of www.hmstetcott.com)
Son of Vice-Adm. Robert Clutterbuck Davenport, CB (1882-1966), and Gwladwys M Halahan née Gwatkin- Williams (1886-1973), of Catherington, Hants.
Married (19.08.1950) Joan Winifred Morris (born 09.04.1919), daughter of Surg.-Maj.­Maj. Comdr H. Burns, OBE; two sons.
17.08.1919
Alverstoke, Hampshire
-

27.12.1990
Chichester, Hampshire
Cadet
01.01.1937
Midsh.
01.05.1937
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1939
S.Lt.
01.09.1939
Lt.
16.10.1940
Lt.Cdr.
16.10.1948
Cdr.
31.12.1951
Capt.
31.12.1957
R.Adm.
07.01.1967 (retd 25.09.1969)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1969
New Year 69
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
10.06.1954
HM's birthday 54
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
(1935)


cadet, HMS Iron Duke (training ship)
01.01.1937
-
01.05.1937
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.05.1937
-
(07.)1937
HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
10.07.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
25.03.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Portsmouth)
29.11.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
1939
-
1945
served in Destroyers, Mediterranean and Atlantic:
01.05.1939
-
(09.1939)
promotion course, Portsmouth
20.02.1940
-
(02.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Mashona (destroyer)
25.10.1941
-
(12.1943)
First Lieutenant, HMS Tetcott (destroyer)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
16.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
[First Lieutenant?,] HMS Caesar (destroyer)
25.06.1945
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Cotton (frigate)
1945
-
1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Holmes (frigate)
28.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Porlock Bay (anti-aircraft frigate)
22.12.1946
-
(07.)1948
HMS Sheffield (light cruiser) (America and West Indies)
17.12.1948
-
1951
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
1951


Naval Staff Course
09.1951
-
(05.)1953
Naval Instructor, Indian Defence Services Staff College [HMS Bluejacket]  [on loan to Indian Navy]
03.04.1954
-
(04.)1955
Commanding Officer, HMS Virago (anti-submarine frigate)
1955
-
1956
NATO Defence Course
(01.1956)


no appointment listed
07.02.1956
-
(01.)1957
Executive Officer, RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
1958
-
1960
Staff of Admiral Commanding Reserves
29.06.1960
-
1962
Commanding Officer, HMS Woodbridge Haven (frigate) & Captain Inshore Flotilla Far East
04.06.1962
-
1964
Director of Officers Appointments (Seaman Officers), Officer Appointments Division, Personal Services and Officer Appointments Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
1964
-
1966
Commanding Officer, HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
05.06.1967
-
(02.)1969
Flag Officer, Malta & NATO Commander South-Eastern Area, Mediterranean
Davey,
John Arthur Stanley
J.A.S. Davey (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Davey)
Son of Capt. Arthur Davey (1878?-1953), and Contessa Alessiana Maria Maggiolini-Scarampi, of Beckford, Gloucestershire.
Married (19.12.1939, Lady Chapel, Westminster Cathedral, London) Elizabeth Diana Pollock, elder daughter of the late C.C. Pollock, of Lydham, Bishop's Castle, and Mrs Pollock, of Littlehampton; five sons, one daughter.
16.09.1916
Hereford district, Herefordshire
-
20.12.2002
Uckfield, East Sussex
[buried at sea]
Cadet 01.01.1934
Midsh. 01.09.1934
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1937
S.Lt. 16.05.1937
Lt. 22.03.1939, seniority 01.03.1939
?, seniority 16.11.1938
Lt.Cdr. 16.11.1946 (retd 16.09.1960)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42 [investiture 02.02.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 21.12.1943 Operation Husky (invasion of Sicily 07.43) [investiture 09.03.45]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Exmouth Term, 1929; Robert Roxburgh Memorial Prize).
01.01.1934 - 18.08.1934 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
19.08.1934 - (02.)1936 HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
28.04.1936 - (08.)1936 HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean)
31.12.1936 - 04.04.1937 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.04.1937 - (07.)1937 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
30.12.1937 - (08.)1938 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
21.09.1938 - (04.)1939 HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (Devonport)
19.06.1939 - (09.1939) HMS Jupiter (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
20.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Bideford (sloop)
29.07.1940 - (10.)1940 long navigation course, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
25.11.1940 - (08.1942) Navigating Officer, HMS Bramble (Algerine class minesweeper)
(02.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) *
(07.1943)     on Staff of Rear-Admiral for Operation Husky (invasion of Sicily)
07.11.1943 - (12).1943 HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
17.12.1943 - (06.)1944 Navigating Officer, HMS Hunter (escort carrier)
(10.)1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Hunter (escort carrier) *
01.02.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
03.04.1947 - (10.)1947 Commanding Officer, HMS Blencathra (destroyer) (based at Hull)
29.12.1947 - (05.1949) RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
03.1950 - (05.1951) HMS Jamaica (cruiser)
25.07.1951 - (05.1953) RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.02.1954 - (04.)1955 Torpedo & Anti-Submarine (TAS) Staff of the Training Staff, HMS Vernon (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Portsmouth)
18.10.1955 - (01.1959) Schools Liaison, Naval Recruiting Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davidson,
Alastair Gordon
A.G. Davidson

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28.09.1893
-
12.08.1974
... ...
Lt. 30.01.1916 (retd)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 30.01.1924
Cdr. (retd) 25.09.1936
A/Capt. (retd) ?
... - ... ...
22.08.1944 - (07.1945) Deputy Administrative Captain, HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
Davie,
Peter
P. Davie
Son of ... Davie, and ... Browne.
03.10.1920
Hambledon district, Surrey

-
23.08.2000
Cadet 01.01.1938
Midsh. 01.05.1938
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1940
S.Lt. ?. seniority 16.02.1940
Lt. 16.10.1941
Lt.Cdr. 16.10.1949
Cdr. 30.06.1954 (retd 06.10.1956)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.01.1938 - 30.04.1938 cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
1939 - 1945 saw service in the North Atlantic (Greenland), Pacific, and the Mediterranean:
01.05.1938 - (09.1939) HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1940 - (04.)1940 promotion course, Portsmouth
05.05.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
23.11.1940 - (08.1942) First Lieutenant, HMS Whaddon (escort destroyer)
01.1943 - (08.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Roxborough (destroyer)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
23.11.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, US) (for miscellaneous duties)
14.12.1943 - (04.)1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Tyler (frigate)
(06.)1944 - (10.1944) specialist signals course
09.06.1945 - (07.1945) Squadron Communications Assistant (2), 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron, British Pacific Fleet [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)]
31.01.1946 - (04.1946) Communications Officer on staff of Rear-Admiral (Aircraft Carriers) [HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)]
19.11.1947 - (07.1948) Signal Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.01.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore) (for miscellaneous duties)
05.1952 - (05.1953) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(07.1954)     no appointment listed
09.08.1954 - (01.)1956 Signals Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Davies,
Sir Arthur John
A.J. Davies
Son of late Rev. J.B. Davies of Waters Upton, Salop.
Married (20.11.1916, St Martin's Church, London) Dorothy, daughter of late Capt. J.R. Prickett of Browston Hall, Great Yarmouth; one son, one daughter.

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26.09.1877
Waters Upton, Wellington, Shropshire
-
13.12.1954
Gosport, Hampshire
Midsh. 15.01.1894
S.Lt. 15.07.1897
Lt. 15.01.1899
Cdr. 31.12.1909
Capt. 31.12.1915
Cdre. 1st cl. 15.08.1924?
R.Adm. 25.10.1926 (retd 04.04.1931)
V.Adm. (retd) 04.04.1931
Adm. (retd) 01.01.1936
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR 14.03.1940
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 01.01.1943 New Year 43; ocean convoys
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1927 New Year 27
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1943 3 years ocean convoys
15.01.1892     entered RN, HMS Britannia
1914 - 1918 served in North Sea, European War
? - (01.1919) HMS Lion (battlecruiser)
18.08.1922 - (08.1923) Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
15.08.1924 - (07.)1927 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet [HMS Revenge (battleship)]
10.04.1928 - (06.)1928 senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
27.12.1928 - (02.)1931 Rear-Admiral Commanding 3rd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Curacoa]
14.03.1940 - (06.)1944 Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
Davies,
Austin Francis
A.F. Davies

Son of Arthur Ford Davies, and Meta Elizabeth Davies, of Sidmouth, Devon.
08.06.1920
-
18.04.1943
(MPK) [age 22]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 3]
Cadet 01.09.1937
Midsh. 01.01.1938
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1940
S.Lt. 01.03.1940
Lt. 01.12.1941
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (01.01.1934-03.08.1937; Exmouth House; Admiralty No. 1374).
01.09.1937 - 01.01.1938 HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1938 - (12.1939) HMS Rodney (battleship)
(02.1940)     course of instruction
(03.1940) - (04.1940) no appointment listed
18.05.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Valiant (battleship)
1941 - 19.09.1941 submarine course
20.09.1941 - 23.01.1942 HMS Ambrose (base of 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee) (for submarines)
24.01.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS H 44 (submarine)
06.1942 - 18.04.1943 HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
? - 18.04.1943 HMS P 615 (submarine) (ship sunk off Freetown by U-boat)
Davies,
Bernard Sydney
B.S Davies (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Robinson)
Son of Owen William Davies, and Emilene Mary Gascoine.
Married 1st (07.04.1923, Chipping Barnet) Hilda Eileen Cockerill (marriage dissolved 07.10.1947); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (20.10.1948) Yvonne Marjorie Elizabeth Patterson (28.12.1918-04.1986); no children.

28.01.1899
Walthamstowe, West Ham district, Essex
-
11.04.1989
Llsantffraid-Y-Mechin, Welshpool & Llanfyllin district, Powys
Midsh. 01.09.1917
S.Lt. 1919?
A/Lt. ?
Lt. 14.01.1922, seniority 15.12.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.12.1928 (retd 28.01.1939)
Cdr. (retd) 28.01.1939
04.1917     entered RN as special entry cadet
10.1917 - 1918 HMS Bellerophon (battleship)
1918 - 1919 HMS Ramillies (battleship)
1919 - 1920 HMS Vanoc (torpedo-boat destroyer) (Baltic; attack on Petrograd)
1920 - 1920 HMS President (for study at Cambridge University)
1920 - 1921 HMS Restless (torpedo-boat destroyer) (Gibraltar)
1921 - 1922 HMS Doon (fishery protection trawler) (Irish Coast)
06.12.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Snapdragon (sloop)
06.10.1924 - (01.)1925 observers' course, Portsmouth
09.1925 - (05.1926) observer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
(02.1927)     no appointment listed
01.03.1927 - (07.1927) First Lieutenant, HMS Walrus (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(04.1928) - (06.1928) HMS Viceroy (destroyer) (Mediterranean) *
(08.1929)     no appointment listed
11.10.1929 - (10.)1930 Commanding Officer, HMS Skate (destroyer) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Vernon]
18.12.1930 - (02.)1931 Commanding Officer, HMS Whitley (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
29.12.1931 - (09.1932) Commanding Officer, HMS Vendetta (destroyer) (Mediterranean) [tender to HMS Malcolm]
20.04.1933 - 14.06.1935 on loan to RAN (Exchange Officer):
20.04.1933 - 21.04.1933 London Depot RAN
22.04.1933 - 14.06.1935 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders NAval Depot, Vict.) (passage to Australia per "Corfu"; from 16.07.1934-11.06.1935 for First Lieutenant's duties)
15.06.1935 - 1935 passage to UK per "Akarea", "Katoomba" and "Niagara"
30.11.1935 - (02.)1936 HMS Danae (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
23.07.1936 - (02.)1937 HMS Caradoc (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
17.06.1937 - (07.1937) HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
(02.1938) - (01.1939) no appointment listed: from 09.1937 Assistant Conservator, Port Commissioners of Calcutta
13.03.1941 - (04.1941?) HMS Stronghold (destroyer) **
04.1941 - 27.01.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Thanet (destroyer) (sunk by Japanese detroyers off Endau, east coast of Malaya) **
Returned as Assistant Conservator, Port Commissioners of Calcutta, c. 03.1942. Skippered hopper barge "Phoebe" in March 1943 during the SOE-guided 'boarding party' of the German merchant vessel "Ehrenfels", which was known to be transmitting information on Allied ship movements to U-boats from Mormugao harbour from Portugal's neutral territory of Goa, causing serious losses by sinkings. Retired from the Port Commissioners of Calcutta in 1947, and lived in Llsantffraid-Y-Mechin until his death.
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (12.1941) listed under both HMS Stronghold & HMS Thanet
Davies,
George Philip Sevier
G.P.S. Davies
Son (with two sisters) of George Sevier Davies (1869-), and Ethel Fleming Bradley (1866-1943).
Married ((06?).1934, Kensington district, London) Elizabeth Gwendolen Hill (24.01.1909 - 08.1997), daughter (with one brother) of Peter William E. Hill (1874-), and Ursula Tucker (1877-); one son.

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29.04.1904
Eton district, Buckinghamshire
-
30.07.
1968
Maidstone district, Kent
Midsh. 15.05.1922
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1924
S.Lt. 30.05.1925
Lt. 30.05.1927
Lt.Cdr. 30.05.1935
A/Cdr. > 06.1941, < 08.1941
Cdr. 30.06.1942 (retd 29.04.1954; age)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 28.12.1943 for outstanding enterprise and devotion to duty: Operation Source (midget submarine attack on Tirpitz 22.09.43) [investiture 18.04.44]
Mention in Despatches MID 29.09.1942 for brave conduct in the face of the enemy: services Military Mission Russia from 07.41
15.01.1918     joined RN
(08.1923)     no appointment listed
01.01.1925 - 08.1925 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
17.08.1925 - (05.)1926 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
02.12.1926 - (07.1927) HMS L 22 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
03.1928 - (07.1928) First Lieutenant, HMS L 27 (submarine) (4th Submarine Flotilla, China) [tender to HMS Titania]
(06.1929) - (08.1929) no appointment listed
25.09.1929 - (04.)1930 HMS Champion (cruiser; gunnery and torpedo school cruiser, Portsmouth)
(08.1930)     no appointment listed
17.11.1930 - (09.)1932 First Lieutenant, HMS L 27 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Lucia]
16.11.1932 - (01.)1934 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship, Gosport) (for submarines)
01.01.1934 - (03.)1934 submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Alecto]
30.04.1934 - (03.)1935 Commanding Officer, HMS L 69 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla, Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
20.07.1935 - (01.)1938 HMS Despatch (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
1939 - 1945 served Norway, Atlantic, N. Russia, Mediterranean & Pacific:
27.02.1938 - 19.02.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Tribune (submarine) [under construction at Greenock]
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
(05.1940) - (06.1940) HMS Tribune (submarine) *
(08.1940)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
10.08.1940 - (06.)1941 Staff Officer (Operations), 7th Submarine Flotilla [HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship, Rothesay)] (and for duty with submarines)
26.06.1941 - (12.1941) on staff of Senior British Naval Officer, North Russia [HMS Titania (submarined depot ship)] (despatches)
01.01.1942 - (04.)1942 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (and for suty with submarines)
(06.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
17.04.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for miscellaneous duties) (OBE)
(12.1943) - (10.1944) HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for miscellaneous duties) *
12.1944 - (04.)1946 Senior Officer (Submarines) & Staff Officer (Operations) II, Sydney [HMS Golden Hind]
24.05.1948 - (07.1948) Manning Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1949) - (05.1950) HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
[starting date given as 24.05.1948]
20.02.1951 - (05.1953) staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
Liaison Officer, Orient Line, 10.1955-... (L/O Otranto Orcadio L/O Orcadio Oronsa Orion).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davies,
Gilbert Foster
G.F. Davies
04.09.1921
Salisbury district, Dorset
-
25.06.1991
Bath district, Somerset
Midsh. ?
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1941
S.Lt. 1942?, seniority 01.02.1941
Lt. 01.11.1942
Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1950 (retd)
Mention in Despatches MID 20.10.1942 Operation Harpoon
... - ... ...
01.09.1941 - (12.1941) promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
06.01.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Badsworth (destroyer) (despatches)
(01.1945) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Davies,
Harold
H. Davies

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06.12.1899
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
18.05.1982
Bexley district, Greater London
Seaman ? [J44612]
Gnr. 01.07.1931
Cd.Gnr. 01.04.1941
Lt. 11.03.1947 (retd 06.12.1949; age)
31.12.1931 - (08.)1934 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet) (for direction finding duties)
31.10.1934 - (07.)1937 HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China) (for direction finding duties)
18.10.1937 - (09.)1939 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school, for direction finding duties)
16.10.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Alaunia (armed merchant cruiser)
09.1941 - (10.)1943 HMS Valiant (battleship)
30.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Drake (RN Base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
14.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (and for Deep Sea Diving Unit)
18.02.1947 - (05.1949) Gunnery Officer, HM Dockyard, Devonport [HMS Drake]
Davies,
John Camm
J.C. Davies
Son of Maj. H. Erris Davies and Emily Beatrice Davies of Nyeri, Kenya.
1921 ?
-
25.04.1943
[age 22]
[Bunbury (St Boniface) Churchyard Extension, grace 195]
Paym.Cadet
01.01.1938
Paym.Midsh.
01.01.1939
A/Paym.S.Lt.
01.01.1941
Paym.S.Lt.
01.04.1941
Paym.Lt.
01.04.1943?
Education: BSc (London)
01.09.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
for duty in the office of Adm. Sir Charles M. Forbes, Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Rodney (battleship)]
16.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
Secretary to Commanding Officer, HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
20.08.1941
-
(11.)1941
HMS Dunedin (cruiser) [unclear whether he was aboard the ship when torpedoed & sunk by U-124 in South Atlantic, 24.11.1941]
03.07.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
?
-
25.04.1943
HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
Davies,
[Sir] Lancelot Richard Bell
"Lance"
L.R.B. Davies
Son of V.Adm. Richard Bell Davies, VC, CB, DSO, AFC, and Mary Kerr Montgomery, of Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire.
Married ((06?).1949, Gosport district, Hampshire) Emmeline Joan Molengraaff, elder daughter of Dr & Mrs G.J.H. Molengraaff, of Wassenaar, Holland; one son, two daughters.

18.02.1926
16, Sloane Gardens, Chelsea, London SW
-
03.07.2010
Hamble, Hampshire
Midsh. 01.05.1943
S.Lt. 01.02.1945
... ...
V.Adm. 06.01.1976 (retd 02.11.1981)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 1977 ?
Education: Boxgrove Preparatory School, Guildford; RN College, Dartmouth (1939).
01.05.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (Scharnhorst sunk)
1944? - 02.1944 HMS Ben Torc (minesweeping trawler)
29.02.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
      HMS Opportune (destroyer)
1944     joined submarines
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(05.1945)     HMS Tally-Ho (submarine)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Davies,
Richard Bell

R.B. Davies
R.B. Davies
R.B. Davies R.B. Davies
R.B. Davies

Son of late William Bell Davies, Croxley Grove, Rickmansworth.
Married (1920) Mary, daughter of late Maj.Gen. Sir R.A. Kerr Montgomery, KCMG, CB, DSO; one son (V.Adm. Sir Lancelot Richard Bell Davies, KBE), one daughter.
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19.05.1886
Kensington, London
-
26.02.1966
RN Hospital Haslar, Portsmouth
[Swaythling Crematorium, Southampton]
A/S.Lt. 15.12.1905?
S.Lt. 22.11.1906, seniority 15.12.1905
Lt.Cdr. 30.06.1916
Capt. 31.12.1926
Cdre. 2nd cl. 20.02.1936
R.Adm. 11.01.1938 (retd 29.05.1941)
V.Adm. (retd) 29.05.1941 (reverted to retd 1944/45)
RNAS:  
Squadron Cdr. ?
Wing Cdr. 01.01.1916
Victoria Cross VC 01.01.1916 Ferijik Junction, Bulgaria *
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 08.06.1939 HM's birthday
Distinguished Service Order DSO 10.04.1915 ?
Air Force Cross AFC 10.10.1919 war service
Commendation Comdn 14.03.1916 Dardanelles
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG 23.08.1919 ?
* On 19 November 1915 while carrying out an air attack at Ferrijik Junction, Bulgaria, one of the planes engaged in the bombing mission was brought down, the pilot making a safe landing. Seeing, however, that Bulgarian troops were approaching, he set fire to his aircraft. He then realised that Squadron Commander Davies was preparing to land to rescue him, so he detonated the last bomb on the burning aircraft, with a pistol shot, in case it should blow up as the rescue plane approached. The squadron commander landed as near as possible to the stranded pilot, picking him up just as the enemy came within rifle range.
15.05.1901
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1918
served European War: Squadron Commander, 3 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service, Dardanelles, 1915 (despatches twice, VC, Chevalier Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre with Palm)
1920
-
1924
in charge of the Air Section of the Naval Staff
08.04.1924
-
1926
Executive Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
22.10.1926
-
1928
Naval Air Section, Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.04.1929
-
(04.)1930
Flag Captain, HMS London (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
1931
-
1933
Liaison Officer for Fleet Air Arm at Air Ministry
17.01.1933
-
(07.)1935
Commanding Officer, HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
20.02.1936
-
(02.)1938
Commodore, RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
09.05.1938
-
(06.)1938
tactical course, HM Dockyard Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(08.1938)


no appointment listed
05.09.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS President (for miscellaneous service at Admiralty)
24.05.1939
-
(02.)1941
Rear-Admiral, Naval Air Stations [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
28.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (additional; for various services)
02.1942
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Dasher (escort carrier)
(02.1943)


Assistant Chief of Naval Air Staff
18.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Pretoria Castle (escort carrier-training aircraft carrier)
Published: Sailor in the air : the memoirs of Vice-Admiral Richard Bell-Davies, V.C., C.B., D.S.O., A.F.C. (1967)
Davies,
Rupert Lisburn Gwynne

R.L.G. Davies (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Sayer)
22.05.1916
Liverpool
-
22.11.1976
Putney, London
A/S.Lt. (A)
21.11.1938
S.Lt. (A)
01.04.1940, seniority 21.11.1939
Lt. (A)
04.1942, seniority 21.05.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
21.11.1938
-
(02.)1939
HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (Devonport) (for training)
13.02.1939
-
(04.)1939
observers' course [HMS Excellent]
15.05.1939
-
(08.1939)
observers' course [HMS Excellent]
?
-
22.08.1940
812 Squadron FAA
[shot down in his Swordfish plane while minelaying off the coast of Holland; captured]
22.08.1940
-
1945
prisoner of war (Stalag Luft III)
Post-war career as an actor, best known for the title role in the BBC series of inspector Maigret.
Davis,
Ian Joicey
I.J. Davis

From Buckingham.
03.09.1922
Kensington district, London
-
(03?).1975
Surrey Mid Eastern district
... ...
Lt. 16.03.1943
Lt.Cdr. 16.03.1951
Cdr. 31.12.1954 (retd 09.07.1972; medically unfit)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 31.07.1945 Operation Iceberg [decoration posted]
... - ... ...
11.1943 - (07.1945) observer & Second-in-Command, 857 Squadron FAA [HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)]
[crashed with a Grumman TBM Avenger at sea 31.03.1945, being rescued by USS Kingfish on her 11th war patrol]
... - ... ...
Davis,
John Cecil
J.C. Davis

Younger son of Gen. Sir John Davis, and Lady Gertrude Caroline.
Married Marguerite ...

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25.07.1883
Elham district, Kent
-
01.09.1969
Warren Grange, Crowborough, Uckfield district, Sussex
... ...
Capt. 31.12.1922 (retd 10.01.1924; own request)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
15.09.1897     entered RN
... - ... ...
11.09.1939 - 05.05.1943 Captain of College, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(06.1943) - (06.1944) Admiralty [HMS President] *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davis,
[Sir] William Wellclose
W.W. Davis (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Scott) W.W. Davis (Portrait from thepeerage.com)
Elder son and eldest of three children of Walter Stewart Davis (1865-1946), Indian Political Service, and Georgina Jessie C. Ross (1871?-1925), of Longhope, Gloucestershire.
Married (28.04.1934, St Oswald's, Lythe, Yorkshire) Lady Gertrude Elizabeth Phipps (30.04.1908 - 19.09.1985), younger daughter of the Rev. 3rd Marquess of Normanby (Constantine Charles Henry Phipps) (1846-1932), and Gertrude Stansfeld Forster (?-1948), of Mulgrave Castle, Whitby; two sons, two daughters.

further biographical material (obituaries, reference works) might be available upon request

11.10.1901
Simla, Punjab, India
-
29.10.1987
hospital, Gloucester,  Gloucestershire
Cadet 05.1915
Midsh. 1917
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.10.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1930
Cdr. 30.06.1935
Capt. 31.12.1940
Cdre. 1st cl. 11.02.1948?
R.Adm. 07.01.1950
A/V.Adm. 1953
V.Adm. 15.09.1953
Adm. 22.10.1956 (retd 17.08.1960)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) GCB 13.06.1959 HM's birthday 59 [investiture 15.07.59]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) KCB 02.01.1956 New Year 56 [investiture 21.02.56]
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB 01.01.1952 New Year [investiture 26.03.52]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche [investiture 02.02.45]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 14.11.1944 13 vessels destoyed Plymouth area 08.44 [investiture 02.02.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
Mention in Despatches MID 21.12.1943 Operation Husky
Mention in Despatches MID 01.08.1944 Operation Shingle
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune
Education: Summer Fields, Oxford; RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (1914-1917).
09.1917 - 02.1919 HMS Neptune (battleship)
(08.1923)     no appointment listed
25.09.1924 - (05.1926) torpedo course, HMS Vernon
23.09.1926 - (02.)1927 advanced specialist torpedo course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
25.03.1927 - (07.)1927 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (temporary)
01.09.1927 - (08.)1929 Torpedo Officer, HMS Enterprise (cruiser) (East Indies)
19.12.1929 - (10.1930) HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
13.01.1931 - (02.)1931 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
30.12.1931 - (06.1933) HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) & as Squadron Torpedo Officer, Aircraft Carriers (temporarily)
(01.1934) - (03.1934) no appointment listed
03.04.1934 - (07.1935) Torpedo Officer, HMS Kent (cruiser) & as Fleet Torpedo Officer, China Station
13.01.1936 - (07.1937) Tactical Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(02.1938) - (10.1938) Fleet Torpedo Officer and Staff Officer, Plans, to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)] *
30.01.1939 - 18.09.1940 Executive Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
27.09.1940 - (02.)1941 Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
17.03.1941 - 23.03.1941 Admiralty [HMS President]
24.03.1941 - 27.01.1942 Deputy Director of Operations Division (Foreign), Admiralty [HMS President]
03.02.1942 - 28.09.1942 an Assistant Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.09.1942 - 12.1942 Deputy Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.1942 - 22.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Mauritius (cruiser)
29.11.1944 - 09.09.1945 Director of Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.09.1945 - 31.01.1946 Admiralty [HMS President]
01.02.1946 - (04.)1946 Director of Underwater Weapons Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
1947     Imperial Defence College
11.02.1948 - (05.)1949 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Duke of York (battleship)]
03.04.1950 - 1952 Naval Secretary to First Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
17.12.1952 - 1954 Flag Officer (Air) Mediterranean & Flag Officer 2nd in Command Mediterranean Station [HMS Falcon]
04.1954 - (01.)1957 Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiralty
06.01.1958 - (01.)1960 Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Tyne, later HMS President], and Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Eastern Atlantic Area, NATO
30.04.1959 - 17.08.1960 also: First and Principal Naval ADC to the Queen
Vice-President, King George's Fund for Sailors; Member: Royal Institution of GB (Vice-President); Royal United Service Institution; European-Atlantic Group (Vice-President); British Atlantic Committee; Gloucestershire Community Council; President: Gloucestershire Outward Bound; Gloucestershire County Scouts; Forest of Dean District Scouts; Treasurer, Friends of Gloucester Cathedral; Member, St Helena Association; Past Chairman, Cheltenham Ladies' College and various educational authorities. DL Glos 1963.
Literature: obituary in: The Daily Telegraph book of naval obituaries (2004, p. 36-39).
* date of appointment given as 04.01.1937
 
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