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Dolan,
Gerald Roberts
"Mickey"
G.R. Dolan (Photo courtesy of Nicholas G. Dolan) G.R. Dolan (Photo courtesy of Nicholas G. Dolan)
G.R. Dolan (Photo courtesy of Nicholas G. Dolan) G.R. Dolan (Photo courtesy of Nicholas G. Dolan)
G.R. Dolan (Photo courtesy of Nicholas G. Dolan) G.R. Dolan (Photo courtesy of Nicholas G. Dolan)
G.R. Dolan (Photo courtesy of Nicholas G. Dolan) G.R. Dolan (Photo courtesy of Nicholas G. Dolan)
Son of Alfred Archer Dolan, and Violet Edgeworth Hanrick, of Milan, Italy.
His brother Capt. Henry Eric Dolan, a World War I flying ace, was killed in that war.
Married (01.06.1932, St Patrick's Church, Sliema, Malta) Yvonne Mackenzie Hardy, edler daughter of Capt. H.N.M. Hardy, DSO, RN, and Mrs J.F. Hardy, of Haywards Heath; ... children (one son?).

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10.07.1900
-
14.10.1981
Brighton district, East Sussex
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1921
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 11.03.1924, seniority 15.10.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1930
Cdr. (retd) 10.07.1943
A/Capt. (retd) 01.10.1953?
Capt. (retd) ?
(09?).1921     HMS Valiant (battleship)
(08.1923)     short course of instruction
15.05.1924 - (01.)1925 HMS Calliope (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.12.1925 - (07.1927) HMS Tiger (battlecruiser; seagoing gunnery firing ship, Portsmouth)
05.01.1928 - (06.1928) qualifying for gunnery duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Excellent]
23.05.1929 - (08.)1929 HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
09.1929 - 19.10.1929 HMS Curlew (cruiser)
20.11.1929 - (04.)1930 HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
03.06.1930 - (09.1932) Gunnery Officer, HMS Codrington (flotilla leader, 3rd Destroyer Flotilla)
09.01.1933 - (01.)1934 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
08.01.1934 - (07.)1935 Gunnery Officer, HMS Valiant (battleship) (Home Fleet)
25.07.1935 - (01.)1937 Gunnery Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean, Home waters)
13.01.1937 - (07.)1937 Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Devonport)
19.07.1937 - (08.)1938 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
05.09.1938 - (07.)1948 Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.09.1938 - (10.)1940 an Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance, initially at Woolwich, then Sheffield Area, finally Sheffield Area (Leeds)
27.12.1940 - (08.)1943 a Naval Ordnance Inspecting Officer, Crombie Area (RNA Depot)
17.09.1943 - (10.1944) a Deputy Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Birmingham Area (Birmingham)
(01.1945) - (04.1946) detached for special duties
25.03.1947 - (10.1947) a Deputy Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Trincomalee
? - (07.)1948 a Deputy Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Woolwich (temporarily)
22.11.1948 - (05.1950) Admiralty [HMS President]
01.10.1953 - 13.06.1954 Director, Naval Armaments Inspectorate India [HMS President]
14.06.1954 - (01.1957) Director, Naval Armaments Inspectorate India [HMS Bluejacket] *
Competed in fencing for the RN.
* (01.1959) & (07.1961) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Dolphin,
George Verner Motley
G.V.M. Dolphin (Photo courtesy of Mr Gerry Wright) G.V.M. Dolphin (© Imperial War Museum (A 10082))
G.V.M. Dolphin G.V.M. Dolphin (© Imperial War Museum (A 10079))
G.V.M. Dolphin
Son of Capt. George Manaton Dolphin, RN (1856-1929), and Anne Clare Savory (1864-1945).
Married ((09?).1926, Midhurst district, Sussex) Phyllis Margaret Dickinson (23.09.1903 - 23.09.1974); one son.
Residence: (1944) Fernhurst, Sussex.

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04.09.1902
Bournemouth, Poole district, Dorset
-
10.07.1979
Ewell, Surrey
Midsh. 15.05.1920
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1922
S.Lt. 1924?, seniority 15.06.1923
Lt. 15.07.1925
Lt.Cdr. 15.07.1933
Cdr. 30.06.1940
A/Capt. 06.1944?
Capt. 30.06.1945
R.Adm. 07.01.1955 (retd 30.10.1958)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1957 New Year 1957 [investiture 12.02.1957]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy landings 06.1944) [investiture 03.07.1945]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 1942: Malta convoys
Education: RN Colleges Osborne and Dartmouth.
05.1916     joined RN
03.01.1923 - (08.1923) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(01.1925)     no appointment listed
15.07.1925 - (05.)1926 HMS Montrose (flotilla leader, 1st Destroyer Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
12.1926 - (07.)1927 First Lieutenant, HMS Winchester (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
23.11.1927 - (08.1929) First Lieutenant, HMS Walker (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.03.1930 - (02.1931) Term Lieutenant, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
25.01.1932 - (08.)1934 First Lieutenant, HMS Crusader (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
(11.1934)     no appointment listed
08.12.1934 - 13.01.1935 passage to Australia per "Ormonde"
14.01.1935 - 05.02.1937 on naval staff, Royal Australian Naval College [HMAS Cerberus] [on loan to RAN as Exchange Officer]
06.02.1937 - 1937 passage to UK per "Melbourne Star"
14.07.1937 - (06.)1940 HMS Sheffield (cruiser) (Northern Patrol)
19.07.1940 - 16.06.1942 Executive Officer, HMS Hermione (cruiser) (Malta convoys) [ship torpedoed and sunk by U-205 south of Crete]
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
16.09.1942 - (12.1943) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
12.01.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Ramillies (battleship) (East Africa)
01?/02?.1943 - 07.1943 Commanding Officer *
07.1943 - (04.)1944 Executive Officer
(06.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
06.1944     Senior Officer Assault Group G3 & Naval Officer-in-Charge, "Gold" beach area, Normandy landings [HQ ship HMS Albrighton, on the books of HMS Mastodon]
19.09.1945 - (04.)1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Rattray)
11.1946 - 1948 Assistant Director of Naval Equipment, Admiralty (Bath) [HMS President]
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
18.12.1948 - (05.)1950 Deputy Superintendent, Captain of the Dockyard and King's Harbour Master, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.05.1951 - (05.)1953 Senior Officer (Afloat), New Zealand Navy & Commanding Officer, HMNZS Bellona & HMNZS Black Prince
1953 - 1954 Commodore, Harwich
07.07.1954 - 07.01.1955 also: Naval ADC to the Queen
06.10.1954 - 15.10.1958 Admiral Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Chatham
* succeeded Capt. G.M.K. Keble-White, whose appointment was cut short due to illness
Dommett,
William Thomas

W.T. Dommett (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Dommett) W.T. Dommett (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Dommett)
W.T. Dommett (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Dommett) W.T. Dommett (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Dommett)
Son (with three brothers and three sisters) of David Dommett (1857-1933), a (general) labourer, and Fanny Hansford (1860-1928), a beer retailer.
Married ((06?).1911, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Alice Eliza L. Harding (09.11.1886 - (09?).1974); one son.
Residence: (1917) Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

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His grandson writes: "He was probably on HMS Belfast for a significant time. It was apparently off Japan when the atom bomb was dropped and photos were taken from on deck. It is said that they went to inspect the damage but the ship was on classified operations and my grandfather never spoke about anything except humourous incidents during his training etc. He was invited to the new HMS Antrim for a celebration and reunion at its commissioning. He never took his rum tot and remained TT until his death in around 1969."

26.04.1884 *
Portsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
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19.04.1972
Birmingham district, Warwickshire

* Registered as year of birth 1883 upon joining the Navy
Boy 2nd class 01.01.1899 [202860]
Boy 1st class 12.10.1899
Ordinary Seaman 26.04.1901
Able Seaman 19.10.1902
Leading Seaman 06.12.1909
Petty Officer (New Scheme) 01.01.1914
A/Boatsw. 25.06.1917
Boatsw. 22.08.1918, seniority 25.06.1917
Cd.Boatsw. 25.06.1927 (retd 01.04.1937; re-employed for home "shore and harbour service"  appointment)
Lt. (retd) 01.04.1937
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 01.09.1941 (dispersal 21.06.1946) (reld 03.09.1946) (reverted to retd 04.09.1946)
Labourer.
01.01.1899 - 27.06.1900 HMS St Vincent (training ship)
28.06.1900 - 12.09.1900 HMS Agincourt (ironclad frigate)
13.09.1900 - 11.11.1901 HMS St George (cruiser)
12.11.1901 - 02.04.1902 HMS Australia (cruiser)
03.04.1902 - 19.07.1902 HMS Aboukir (armoured cruiser)
20.07.1902 - 17.09.1902 HMS Cruizer (sloop)
18.09.1902 - 08.10.1905 HMS Aboukir (armoured cruiser)
09.10.1905 - 31.01.1905 HMS Excellent (training establishment, Whale Island, Portsmouth)
01.02.1905 - 04.02.1905 HMS Firequeen? (general depot, Portsmouth) [hard to read]
05.02.1905 - 11.10.1907 HMS Powerful? (cruiser) [hard to read]
12.10.1907 - 10.11.1907 HMS Europa (cruiser)
11.11.1907 - 19.11.1907 HMS Edgar (cruiser)
20.11.1907 - 16.05.1908 HMS Excellent (training establishment, Whale Island, Portsmouth)
17.05.1908 - 21.12.1908 HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth)
22.12.1908 - 26.03.1909 HMS Prince George (battleship)
29.03.1909 - 31.07.1911 HMS King Edward VII (battleship)
01.08.1911 - 31.08.1911 HMS Ariadne (cruiser)
01.09.1911 - 06.09.1911 HMS Terrible (armoured cruiser)
07.09.1911 - 20.12.1911 HMS Jupiter (battleship)
21.12.1911 - 10.01.1912 HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth)
11.01.1912 - 29.04.1912 HMS Ariadne (cruiser)
30.04.1912 - 08.06.1912 HMS Crescent (cruiser)
09.06.1912 - 30.06.1912 HMS Ariadne (cruiser)
01.07.1912 - 14.08.1912 HMS Royal Arthur (cruiser)
15.08.1912 - 13.11.1912 HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth)
14.11.1912 - 31.03.1914 HMS Princess Royal (battlecruiser)
01.04.1914 - 11.10.1914 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
12.10.1914 - 24.06.1917 HMS Emperor of India (battleship)
25.06.1917 - 17.07.1917 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
17.07.1917 - 07.1919 HMS Hyacinth (cruiser) (additional; on commissioning)
20.11.1919 - 29.09.1920 HMS Temeraire (battleship) (for QDD) (to be discharged to depot)
15.03.1921 - 02.07.1922 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for [Antrim??.... illegible])
03.07.1922 - 03.07.1924 HMS Ettrick (fishery protection trawler) [tender to HMS Harebell (fishery protection cruiser (sloop))]
26.11.1924 - 25.11.1926 HMS Fisgard (depot for training of artificer apprentices, Portsmouth)
(02.1927)     no appointment listed
30.04.1927 - 10.1928 HMS Garry (fishery protection gunboat (trawler)) [tender to HMS Harebell (fishery protection cruiser (sloop))]
10.1928 - 28.06.1929 HMS Cherwell (fishery protection gunboat (trawler)) [tender to HMS Harebell (fishery protection cruiser (sloop))]
19.08.1929 - 09.1932 HM Dockyard, Malta [HMS Egmont] (for duty with Captain of Dockyard as Master Rigger [vice Cd.Boatsw. C.L. Scarlett])
09.1932 - 07.02.1933 HM Dockyard, Malta [HMS Egmont] (for duty with Captain of Dockyard [vice Cd.Boatsw. E.E. Kay])
10.04.1933 - 10.04.1935 HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
15.06.1935 - 25.08.1935 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (additional; for fleet target service [vice Boatsw. C. Tredray])
26.08.1935 - 07.10.1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Widnes (twin screw minesweeper) (Mediterranean) [tender to HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)] (temporarily; whilst ship is serving on harbour duties only)
07.10.1935 - 17.07.1936 Commanding Officer, HMS Westgate (boom gate vessel) (Mediterranean) [tender to HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
18.07.1936 - (04?).1937 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (additional; for fleet target service)
23.11.1937 - 17.01.1938 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse) [vice Boatsw. W.L. Bawler]
18.01.1938 - 10.06.1938 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] [vice Boatsw. W.E.J. Dolphin]
11.06.1938 - 01.07.1938 HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth) (additional; for boom defence course)
24.09.1938 - 01.06.1939 HMS Victory (additional; for Boom Defence Depot, Gosport, for training)
02.06.1939 - 09.07.1939 HMS Gloucester II (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (additional)
10.07.1939 - (08.)1943 Boom Defence Depot, Colombo, Ceylon [HMS Gloucester II, from 01.04.1940 HMS Lanka]
(10.)1943 - 17.02.1944 HMS Rooke (boom defence central depot, Rosyth) (additional, not to join, on relief) [in Navy List shown without appointment]
18.02.1944 - 14.04.1944 HMS Rooke (boom defence central depot, Rosyth) (additional, for boom refresher course)
15.04.1944 - 21.06.1946 HMS Victory III (accounting base, Woolley Park, Wantage, Berkshire, by late 1945 Portsmouth; additional, for boom defence special duties [possibly at HMS Belfast (cruiser) when the atomic bombs were dropped 09.1945)]
Don,
George Robert Anderson
G.R.A. Don
Married ((09?).1946, New Forest district, Hampshire) Betty Joan Tibbatts (died 04.09.2009).
05.08.1914
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08.07.1978
Tonbridge district, Kent
[buried at St Peter & St Paul Graveyard, Seal, NW Plot, row 4, plot 7]
... ...
Lt. 01.06.1936
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1944 (retd 05.08.1959; granted war substantive rank of Cdr.)
A/Cdr. ?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 08.09.1942 Malta convoy 22.03.42 [investiture 23.11.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 31.10.1944 Operation Crimson
... - ... ...
(04.1940)     HMS Sandwich (sloop) *
31.07.1940 - (10.)1940 Navigating Officer, HMS Keppel (destroyer) & for Flotilla navigating duties
13.10.1940 - (02.)1941 navigating duties, HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
18.03.1941 - (10.)1943 Navigating Officer, HMS Euryalus (cruiser)
29.11.1943 - (01.)1945 Assistant Navigating Officer, HMS Nigeria (cruiser)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
09.10.1945 - (04.1946) Navigating Officer, HMS Theseus
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Don,
Robert William Douglas
R.W.D. Don R.W.D. Don (Photo courtesy of Mr Gavin Don)

Son of William Gilbert Don and Jeannette Elizabeth Edith Grizel Don, of Maulesden, Brechin, Angus.
08.11.1919
Forfar district, Angus, Scotland
-
20.01.1942
(KIA)
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 62, column 1]
Cadet 01.05.1937
Midsh. 01.05.1938
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1940
S.Lt. 07.1940, seniority 01.08.1939
Lt. 10.1941, seniority 16.06.1941
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.02.1940 Battle of the River Plate [investiture 23.02.40] *
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 20.01.1942 5 war patrols Mediterranean 02-07.41 [presented to next-of-kin]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 05.05.1942 3 war patrols Mediterranean autumn 41 [presented to next-of-kin]
* Midshipman Robert W. D. Don, Royal Navy; who, throughout the action showed great calm, resource and initiative, specially in running hoses into the burning Marines' barracks, in fighting a fire over the lower steering position, and in rescuing the wounded.
Education: Cheltenham College (09.1933-04.1937; Leconfield House).
01.05.1937 - 01.05.1938 special entry cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
01.05.1938 - (12.1939) HMS Exeter (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
01.01.1940 - (06.)1940 HMS Exeter (cruiser)
17.06.1940 - (08.)1940 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
22.08.1940 - 20.01.1942 HMS Triumph (submarine) (sunk in the Aegean)
Donald,
Colin George Walter
C.G.W. Donald (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) C.G.W. Donald (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
C.G.W. Donald (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) C.G.W. Donald (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
C.G.W. Donald (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)

Son of Thomas W. and Sarah Gertrude Donald, of Grendon, Sitrling.
Married (19.12.1936, Chelsea district, London) Kyriena Andreeva, daughter of the late Nicholas Andreev, Staff Captain & Engineer Officer Imperial Russian Navy, and Anna Jerebtzova-Andreeva, Professor of Singing at the St Petersburg Conservatoire; ... children (one son?).

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07.07.1904
-
23.05.1940
Dover (died of wounds received in action at Boulogne)
[age 35]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Midsh. 15.05.1922
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1924
S.Lt. 30.05.1925
Lt. 28.02.1927
Lt.Cdr. 28.02.1935
Mention in Despatches MID 27.08.1940 French coast 05.40 [posthumously]
Education: RN College, Osborne (01.1918-).
15.01.1918     entered RN
15.05.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Malaya (battleship)
01.01.1925 - (01.1925) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.03.1926 - 22.03.1928 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
      HMS Restless (destroyer)
(04.1928) - (06.1928) no appointment listed
06.1928 - (04.)1930 HMS Barham (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
26.07.1930 - (01)1933 HMS Versatile (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet & Home Fleet)
01.1933 - (06.)1933 HMS President (additional; for study of foreign languages; for 6 months' study in Germany) (qualified as interpreter in German 06.1933)
19.08.1933 - (07.1935) First Lieutenant, HMS Milford (sloop) (Africa)
14.01.1936 - (10.)1936 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
18.12.1936 - (04.)1939 Staff Officer (Operations) to Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station [HMS York (cruiser)]
(05.1939)     no appointment listed
06.07.1939 - (09.)1939 HMS Iron Duke (training ship, Portsmouth)
08.11.1939 - 23.05.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Vimy (destroyer)
Donner,
Charles Montague
C.M. Donner

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01.11.1907
Macclesfield district, Cheshire
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08.11.1984
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
Midsh. 15.09.1925
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 25.09.1929, seniority 16.07.1928
Lt. 16.10.1929
Lt.Cdr. 16.10.1937
Cdr. 30.06.1940 (retd 01.11.1957)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1957 New Year 57 [investiture 05.03.57]
15.04.1927 - (07.1927) HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
05.06.1929 - (08.1929) HMS Woolston (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
08.1929 - (02.1931) HMS Amazon (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(01.1932)     no appointment listed
28.04.1932 - (09.1932) torpedo course, HMS Vernon
17.06.1933 - (01.1934) HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (miscellaneous duties)
04.07.1934 - (02.1936) Torpedo Officer, HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
14.03.1936 - (02.1938) Instructional Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
27.06.1938 - (04.1940) Commanding Officer, MTB No. 1 & SO 1st MTB Flotilla [HMS Vulcan (Coastal Forces depot ship)] (Mediterranean & Felixstowe)
10.09.1940 - (02.1941) Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.07.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Vernon (RN establishment, Brighton)
27.03.1944 - (07.1945) Commander, HMS Berwick (cruiser)
28.02.1946 (04.1946) HMS Defiance III (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
01.03.1948 - (05.1950) HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
28.05.1951 - (01.1956) Staff Officer (Operations) to Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President]
Donovan,
Rickard Charlie
R.C. Donovan
Son of Richard Donovan, JP, DL, of Ballymore, Camolin, co. Wexford.
Married (1926) Edith Margaret, daughter of Alexander MacKay, of Glencruitton, Oban, Argyll.

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28.04.1898
-
12.09.1952
St Marylebone district, London
Lt. 15.04.1919
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1927 (retd 03.05.1927)
Cdr. (retd) 28.04.1938
A/Capt. (retd) 12.08.1943?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45 [investiture 20.05.47]
Letter of Praise LoP 1944? Operation Neptune (Normandy invasion 06.44)
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM 28.05.1946 ?
01.1911     entered RN
      served European War in Persian Gulf, Suez Canal, and Dardanelles
18.04.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (additional)
01.11.1924 - (05.1926) HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(01.1941)     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton) *
27.01.1941 - (12.1941) Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.06.1942 - 11.08.1943 Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.08.1943 - 16.12.1943 Assistant Director of Plans (Combined Operations), Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
17.12.1943 - (07.)1945 Deputy Director of Combined Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Doran,
Andrew Edward [Peter]
A.E. Doran
Elder son of Mr & Mrs A.E. Doran.
Married ((12?).1946, Surrey Mid Eastern district) Caroline Sara Backus, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Backus, of Ashtead, Surrey; ... children (one daughter, one son?).

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24.05.1907
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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19.01.1975
St Marylebone district, London
Seaman ? [J106957]
A/Mate 01.12.1930
A/S.Lt. 1930?
S.Lt. 03.12.1931, seniority 01.12.1930
Lt. 01.12.1933
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1941 (retd 24.05.1952)
A/Cdr. > 02.1943, < 06.1943
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43 [decoration posted]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 20.11.1945 minesweeping Puket Island, Salang 07.45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 22.09.1942 Operation Harpoon
Mention in Despatches MID 10.11.1942 Operation Pedestal
Mention in Despatches MID 24.07.1945 destruction U-boat 19.02.45
01.01.1931 - (02.1931) Mates course for rank of Lieutenant, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.01.1932 - (09.)1932 HS Warspite (battleship) (Home Fleet)
21.11.1932 - (01.)1934 HMS Winchester (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
08.02.1934 - (07.1935) HMS Bruce (flotilla leader, 4th Submarine Flotilla) (China)
(02.1936)     HMS Tern (river gunboat) (China) *
23.03.1936 - (02.)1937 HMS Bruce (flotilla leader, 4th Submarine Flotilla) (China)
(07.1937)     no appointment listed
27.08.1937 - 15.10.1940 HMS Sharpshooter (Halcyon class minesweeper)
27.08.1937 - 06.12.1939 First Lieutenant
06.12.1939 - 15.10.1940 Commanding Officer
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
10.12.1940 - 07.07.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Speedy (Halcyon class minesweeper)
07.07.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Sharpshooter (Halcyon class minesweeper)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) HMS Acute (Algerine class minesweeper) *
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
09.11.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Recruit (Algerine class minesweeper) (despatches)
(07.1945?)     HMS Plucky (Algerine class minesweeper) (Bar to DSC)
20.01.1947 - (07.)1948 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
25.11.1948 - (05.)1949 HMS Ausonia
01.12.1949 - (05.1950) Staff Officer, London Division RNVR & Commanding Officer, HMS Isis
Administrative Secretary, The General College of General Practitioners,1954-1965.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dorling,
Henry Taprell
"Taffrail"
H.T. Dorling
Second son of late Col. Francis Dorling, late Royal Sussex Regiment, of Farnborough, Hants.
Brother of V.Adm. James Wilfred Sussex Dorling, CB, RN.
Married (1909) Evelyne (died 1968), daughter of late Roderick MacDonald, Kew, Surrey; one son.

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08.09.1883
Duns, Berwickshire
-
01.07.1968
Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.07.1902
Lt. 31.12.1904
Cdr. 31.12.1916 (retd 08.09.1929)
Capt. (retd) 08.09.1929 (reactivated 1939)
Distinguished Service Order DSO ? ?
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM 24.10.1944 North Africa
Mention in Despatches MID 22.06.1917 ?
Gold medal from Swedish Government for saving life at sea (1917).
Education: HMS Britannia (1897).
15.09.1897     entered RN
      served HMS Terrible (South Africa and China, including Relief of Pekin, 1900)
      European War, 1914-1918, commanding destroyers (despatches, DSO)
30.07.1923 - (08.1923) HMS President (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)
(01.1925)     no appointment listed
(05.1926) - (07.1927) instructor, RNVR (Tyne Division) [HMS President]
(04.1928) - (06.1928) no appointment listed
(08.1929)     no appointment listed
1939 - (08.)1942 Ministry of Information and afloat in all types of warships [HMS President *]
12.1942 - 1945 Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Hannibal, later: HMS Byrsa]
01.01.1943 - (06.)1944 Press Officer
01.08.1944 - (07.1945) SONI [= Staff Officer Naval Information?]
A Younger Brother of Trinity House; Member of the Navy Records Society, and of the Society for Nautical Research. RN Minewatching Service and Minewatching Service Officer, Port of London, 1954-1962.
Published
: Under pseudonym Taffrail, Pincher Martin, OD; Michael Bray; Sea Ventures of Britain; Sea Escapes and Adventures; Pirates, 1929; Men o' War, 1929; Kerrell; Endless Story; The Scarlet Stripe, 1932; Dover-Ostend, 1933; The Man from Scapa Flow, 1933; Seventy North, 1934; Second Officer; Swept Channels, 1935; Mid-Atlantic, 1936; Mystery at Milford Haven; Mystery Cruise; Operation MO; The Shetland Plan, 1939; The Navy in Action, 1940; Chenies, 1943; Battle of the Atlantic, 1946; Western Mediterranean, 1942-1945, 1948; Blue Star Line, 1948; Toby Shad, 1949; The Jade Lizard, 1951; The New Moon, 1952; Eurydice, 1953; Arctic Convoy, 1956; enlarged editions Ribbons and Medals (first published, 1916), 1956, 1957; other books on naval and nautical subjects; late Naval Correspondent of The Observer; has done considerable broadcasting; written many naval feature programmes for the BBC
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dorling,
James Wilfred Sussex
J.W.S. Dorling
Son of late Col. Francis Dorling, Farnborough, Hants.
Brother of Capt. Henry Taprell "Taffrail" Dorling, DSO, RN.
Married (1914) Dorothy Burnett, daughter of Colonel J.G. Panton, CMG; no children.

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12.04.1889
Preston, Lancashire
-
12.05.1966
[Fareham, Hampshire ?]
A/S.Lt. 30.07.1908?
S.Lt. 03.04.1909, seniority 30.07.1908
Lt. 10.06.1910, seniority 30.07.1909
Lt.Cdr. 30.07.1917
Cdr. 30.06.1921
Capt. 30.06.1928
R.Adm. 01.08.1939 (retd 30.10.1942)
V.Adm. (retd) 30.10.1942
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41 [investiture 24.10.44]
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM 15.10.1946 BAD Washington 02.42-04.44
Education: HMS Britannia.
15.01.1904     joined RN
1914 - 1918 served European War
15.11.1922 - (01.1925) Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.05.1927 - (07.1927) Experimental Commander, Signal School (Experimental), Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
14.01.1929 - (08.1929) Imperial Defence Course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
10.03.1930 - (01.1932) Director of Signal Department, Admiralty
08.08.1932 - (09.1932) Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth
18.10.1932 - (07.1935) Commanding Officer, HMS Codrington (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 3rd Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
24.08.1935 - (07.1937) Commanding Officer, Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
10.01.1938 - (02.1938) Commanding Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
18.02.1938 - (04.1939) Flag Captain, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Home Fleet)
10.01.1939 - 01.08.1939 also: Naval ADC to the King
(08.1939) - (09.1939) no appointment listed
28.08.1939 - (02.)1941 Deputy Controller, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.04.1942 - 04.1944 Supply Representative, British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC [HMS Saker]
15.08.1944 - (<04.)1946 Flag Officer, Liverpool [HMS Eaglet]
MIEE; MBrit.IRE; FRSA. Director of Radio Industry Council, 1946-1958. A Younger Brother of Trinity House, 1946, Honorary Vice-President British Wireless Dinner Club, 1961. 
Douglas-Morris,
Kenneth John
K.J. Douglas-Morris
Son (with one brother) of Maj. Douglas Ernest Mannering Douglas-Morris (1888-1973), and Violet Muriel Bressey (1893-1973).
Married (17.09.1943, St Peter's, Vere Street, St Marylebone district, London W1) Peggy Doreen Dinham (10.11.1919 - 15.09.2011), daughter of George Albert Dinham, and Marion Dorothy Watson; one son, three daughters.

11.04.1919
Speen, Newbury district, Berkshire

-
25.05.1993
Lambeth district, London
S.Lt. (E) 01.06.1939
A/Lt. (E) < 10.1941
Lt. (E) 01.04.1942
Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.04.1949
A/Lt.Cdr. (E) > 01.1945, < 07.1945
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1953
Capt. (E) 31.12.1962 (retd 05.04.1972)
01.05.1938 - (08.)1941 course of instruction in engineering, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
(10.1941) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
06.1942 - (12.)1943 HMS Revenge (battleship)
13.12.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Rodney (battleship)
05.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Diadem (cruiser)
... - ... ...
1966 - 1967 Captain, HMS Caledonia
07.07.1971 -- 07.01.1972 also: RN ADC to HM the Queen
Naval medal expert. Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Greater London 1977. Trustee of the Royal Naval Museum 1982-1993.
Douglas-Pennant,
[the Hon. Sir] Cyril Eustace
C.E. Douglas-Pennant
Son and heir of 5th Baron Penrhyn, Frank Douglas- Pennant (1865-1967) and Maud Eleonora Hardy. Married 1st (06.01.1917) Phyllis Constance (who obtained a divorce, 1936), daughter of late Colonel Oswald Mosley Leigh; one daughter. Married 2nd (05.04.1937) Sheila, daughter of late Stanley Brotherhood, Thornhaugh Hall, Peterborough.

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07.04.1894
Westminster, London

-
03.04.1961
Westminster, London
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 09.12.1914, seniority 15.07.1914
Lt. 15.10.1915
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1923
Cdr. 30.06.1928
Capt. 30.06.1935
?, seniority 31.12.1934
Cdre. 2nd cl. 25.06.1940?
Cdre. 1st cl. 1944?
R.Adm. 07.07.1944
?, seniority  08.01.1944
V.Adm. 13.07.1948
A/Adm. ?
Adm. 26.01.1952 (retd 15.09.1953)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 02.01.1950 New Year 50 [investiture 04.07.50]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 18.12.1945 wind up, Europe 45 [investiture 23.07.46]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 21.12.1943 Operation Husky, Sicily 07.43 [investiture 09.05.44]

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune, Normandy 06.44 [investiture 23.07.46]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

08.03.1918

services in destroyer and torpedo boat flotillas 17
Mention in Despatches MID 20.04.1943 Operation Torch, North Africa 11.42
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM 17.07.1945 Operation Neptune, Normandy 06.44
Officier de la Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH 1948 Operation Neptune, Normandy 06.44
Croix de Guerre avec Palmes (France) CdeG 1948 Operation Neptune, Normandy 06.44
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.01.1907     entered Royal Navy
      served European War, 1914-1918
16.09.1924 - (01.1925) staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
15.03.1927 - (07.1927) Executive Officer, HMS Capetown (cruiser) (North America and West Indies)
05.02.1929 - (02.1931) Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
18.12.1931 - (09.1932) staff, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
25.07.1933 - (01.1934) Executive Officer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Africa)
20.06.1935 - (07.1935) Commanding Officer, HMS Deptford (sloop) [under construction, Chatham]
07.10.1935 - 17.09.1936 Commanding Officer, HMS Exeter (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
09.10.1936 - (07.1937) Commanding Officer, HMS Iron Duke (training ship) (Portsmouth)
07.10.1937 - (04.)1939 staff, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
24.07.1939 - (08.1939) Captain of the Fleet, Reserve Fleet (Portsmouth) [HMS Effingham]
18.09.1939 - (04.1940) Chief Staff Officer to Vice-Admiral Commanding Northern Patrol [HMS Pyramus (RN base, Kirkwall)]
1940 - 1942 serving West Indies:
25.06.1940 - (02.1941) Commodore, West Indies & Commanding Officer, HMS Despatch (cruiser)
21.04.1942 - (06.1944) HMS President, for special & miscellaneous services:
(08.1942)     Naval Staff Officer to Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces
1942 - 1943 Chief of Staff, Adm. B.H. Ramsay (N Afr [NCXF], Sicily [SNOL(G)], Salerno)
01.1944 -   Naval Commander, Force G (Normandy invasion)
06.11.1944 - (04.1946) Chief Naval Staff Officer to SACSEAC [HMS Hathi]
1947 - 1949 Commandant Joint Services Staff College, Chesham
1948 - 08.04.1950 Flag Officer (Air) Mediterranean, and Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Station
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
1950 - 1952 Admiral, British Joint Services Mission in Washington, DC [HMS Saker]
11.1952 - (05.)1953 Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke]
Played First-Class Cricket (batting and fielding), 1924-1925.
Douglas-Watson,
Francis
F. Douglas-Watson
Son of Francis Douglas-Watson, a telephone company superintendent,
and his wife, Elizabeth Cunningham.
Married (13.09.1922, Glasgow) Mary Fedora St Ledger (1899-1977); one son (S.Lt. Francis Douglas-Watson, RNVR).

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03.06.1896
Glasgow, Scotland

-
07.04.1941
[age 44]
[Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece, 4.E.4]
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.09.1916
Lt. 15.03.1918
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1926
A/Cdr. > 04.1939, < 08.1939

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 25.10.1940 Operation Dynamo (Dunkirk) [presented to next-of-kin]
15.05.1911     entered RN
11.11.1919 - 14.08.1922 lent to RAN (2 years):
11.11.1919 - 20.01.1920 London Depot RAN (HMAS Anzac)
21.01.1920 - 22.03.1922 HMAS Anzac
23.03.1922 - 09.04.1922 HMAS Penguin
10.04.1922 - 14.08.1922 London Depot RAN
07.12.1922 - (01.)1925 First Lieutenant, HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
25.05.1925 - 04.07.1927 lent to RAN (2 years):
25.05.1925 - 25.05.1925 London Depot RAN
25.05.1925 - 08.07.1925 HMAS Cerberus
09.07.1925 - 09.01.1927 HMAS Penguin [11-13.01.1926 temporarily in command]
10.01.1927 - 08.05.1927 Commanding Officer, HMAS Yarra (destroyer) [based at HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Westernport)]
09.05.1927 - 28.06.1927 Commanding Officer, HMAS Parramatta (destroyer) [based at HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Westernport)]
29.06.1927 - 04.07.1927 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Westernport) (additional; for passage to UK per RMS Mongolia)
07.11.1927 - (06.)1928 HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
12.09.1928 - (02.)1931 Commanding Officer, HMS Witherington (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
11.08.1931 - (01.1932) Commanding Officer, HMS Vortigern (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
03.1933 - (06.)1933 Commanding Officer, HMS Vivacious (destroyer)
23.10.1933 - (07.)1935 HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, the Nore)
30.11.1935 - (07.)1937 HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, the Nore) (for minesweepers in reserve)
19.07.1937 - 31.10.1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Pangbourne (twin-screw minesweeper) (Mediterranean)
01.11.1938 - (04.1939) HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for command of minesweepers in reserve [probably HMS Pangbourne as command vessel])
(08.1939) - (06.1940) Commanding Officer, HMS Pangbourne (twin-screw minesweeper)
16.10.1940 - (02.)1941 Executive Officer, HMS Miranda (minesweeping base, Great Yarmouth)
? - 07.04.1941 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
[British steamer CLAN FRASER (7529grt) of convoy ANF .24 was damaged by German bombing and set afire in the Greek harbour of Piraeus . At 0330/7th, the explosion of her TNT cargo sank the steamer and wrecked the harbour, killing Cdr. Douglas-Watson ashore.]
Dowdeswell,
Peter John
P.J. Dowdeswell
11.03.1918
-
09.05.2000
South Hams district, Devon
Paym.Cadet 01.09.1935
Paym.Midsh. 01.09.1936
Paym.A/S.Lt. ?
Paym.S.Lt. 01.03.1938
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 01.03.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) 09.04.1943?
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.05.1945 [quasi-permanent rank]
Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.03.1948 (retd 08.01.1954)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43 [investiture 02.02.45]
01.05.1936 - (09.1939) HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
01.03.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
20.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (Captain's Secretary for flotilla duties)
(12.1941)     HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
04.02.1942 - (02.)1943 Captain's Secretary, HMS Pakenham (destroyer)
09.04.1943 - (01.)1945 Secretary to Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Levant [later: Flag Officer Eastern Mediterranean] [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
(07.1945)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
02.03.1946 - (10.1947) Assistant Secretary to Head of British Admiralty Delegation, Washington [HMS Saker]
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
05.04.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Triumph (light fleet aircraft carrier)
13.10.1952 - (05.1953) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dowding,
Sir Arthur Ninian
A.N. Dowding
A.N. Dowding
A.N. Dowding  
Middle son
(with two brothers and one sister) of Arthur John Caswall Dowding (1855?–1932), founder and headmaster of St Ninian's preparatory school in Moffat, and his wife, Maud Caroline (1855?–1934), daughter of Lieutenant-General Charles William Tremenheere, chief engineer in the public works department, Bombay presidency.
Brother of Air Chief Marshal Lord Hugh C.T. Dowding, RAF.
Married 1st (1915) Kathleen Charlotte Hamilton (died 1961), daughter of late Capt. J.H. Drummond, 34th Regt (Border); one son (died of wounds in France, 1940). Married 2nd (1964) Penelope Wilhelmina, only daughter of late Charles Onslow Master of Flax Bourton, Somerset, and widow of John Statter.

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04.01.1886
Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
-
26.11.1966
Wimbledon, London
A/S.Lt. 15.04.1905?
S.Lt. 08.10.1906, seniority 15.04.1905
Lt. 15.07.1906
Lt.Cdr. 15.07.1914
Cdr. 31.12.1918
Capt. 30.06.1926
R.Adm. 19.08.1936 (retd 06.05.1940)
V.Adm. (retd) 06.05.1940 (reverted to retd 1945)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [investiture 02.02.45]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 09.06.1938 HM's birthday 38
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM 28.05.1946 ?
Education: Clifton College; HMS Britannia.
15.09.1900     joined RN
15.06.1922 - (08.1923) Executive Officer, HMS Despatch (light cruiser)
(01.1925) - (07.)1927 Air Ministry
18.11.1927 - 14.03.1929 Commanding Officer, HMS Sandhurst (destroyer depot ship) (Mediterranean)
13.06.1929 - 02.03.1931 Commanding Officer, HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China Station)
30.03.1931 - 02.01.1933 Commandant, Gunnery School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
03.01.1933 - (11.1934) HMS President (for Directorate of Organisation and Staff Duties, Air Ministry)
07.01.1935 - (02.)1935 tactical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
16.03.1935 - (07.)1935 Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
15.08.1935 - 02.01.1937 Commanding Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
12.07.1936 - 19.08.1936 Naval ADC to the King
11.01.1937 - (02.)1937 Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(07.1937)     no appointment listed
01.02.1938 - (08.)1938 HMS President (for miscellaneous or special service)
27.09.1938 - 18.12.1945 Admiral Superintendent, HM Dockyard Devonport [HMS Drake]
Dowling,
Dudley Burdett
D.B. Dowling

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28.10.1900
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
14.05.1987
Parkview, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.08.1921
Lt.Cdr. 15.08.1929 (retd 28.10.1945)
A/Cdr. 31.03.1943
Cdr. (retd) 28.10.1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1943 New Year 43 [investiture 21.09.44]
07.05.1917     entered RN
13.08.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Sikh (torpedo-boat destroyer)
(01.1925)     no appointment listed
08.04.1926 - (07.1927) HMS Lowestoft (cruiser) (Africa)
21.11.1928 - (04.)1930 HMS Canterbury (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
09.06.1930 - (01.)1932 Commanding Officer, HMS Seamew (river gunboat) (China)
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
13.09.1933 - (01.1934) Commanding Officer, HMS Dundalk (twin screw minesweeper) (1st Minesweeping Flotilla)
03.01.1935 - (02.)1936 HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
31.07.1936 - (07.)1937 HMS Dauntless (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
21.07.1937 - (10.1938) HMS Durban (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
06.01.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for training duties)
17.09.1940 - (02.)1943 HMS King George V (battleship)
31.03.1943 - (10.)1943 Executive Officer, HMS Saunders
15.11.1943 - (07.1945) Executive Officer, HMS Queen (escort carrier)
D'Oyly,
[Sir] John Rochfort;
13th Baronet
J.R. D'Oyly (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jill George, via Mr Bill Forster) J.R. D'Oyly

Son of Sir Hastings Hadley D'Oyly, 11th Bt, and Beatrice, daughter of late Francis Bingham Clerk, JP.
Succeeded brother, Sir Charles Hastings D'Oyly, 12th Bt, 1962.
Married (09.08.1930, All Souls, Langham Place, St  Marylebone district, London) Kathleen Gillespie (marriage dissolved 1944; she died 1978), elder daughter of late Robert Brown Gillespie, of Halgolle,  Yatiyantota, Ceylon; two daughters, one son deceased.

Service record AVAILABLE upon request. (Courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)

Service record AVAILABLE upon request. (Courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)

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19.04.1900
Portsea Island district, Hampshire
-
29.04.1986
Brighton district, Sussex
T/Midsh. RNR 01.08.1916
Midsh. 14.02.1917
A/S.Lt. 15.03.1919
S.Lt. 15.07.1919
Lt. 15.08.1921
Lt.Cdr. 15.08.1929 (retd 19.04.1945; age)
A/Cdr. 15.09.1939
Cdr. (retd) 19.04.1945 (dispersal 15.03.1946) (reld 12.06.1946)
Education: Hill Brow, Eastbourne; Eastmans Royal Naval Academy, Southsea; HMS Conway.
08.1916     entered RNR
14.02.1917     transferred, RN
01.08.1916 - 01.06.1919 HMS Renown (with Grand Fleet)
01.06.1919 - 17.06.1919 HMS Excellent (additional; for torpedo-boat destroyer gunnery course)
17.06.1919 - 06.02.1920 HMS Vanoc [tender to HMS Leander] (Baltic operations)
19.02.1920 - 25.08.1920 HMS Vivien [tender to HMS Columbine]
08.10.1920 - 17.04.1921 HMS President (additional; for course a Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)
17.04.1921
18.09.1921
-
-
1921
17.10.1921
HMS Dryad (additional; for navigation course for rank of Lt.)
17.10.1921 - 31.12.1921 HMS Victory (additional; for unemployed time)
31.12.1921 - 10.03.1922 HMS Victory (for Physical and Recreational Training School for short course)
10.03.1922 - 11.04.1922 HMS Victory (additional; to resume former period of unemployed time)
11.04.1922 - 11.08.1922 HMS Newark
11.08.192 - 28.12.1922 HMS Victory (for Physical and Recreational Training School for long course)
28.12.1922 - 01.1923 HMS Victory (additional; for unemployed time)
01.1923 - 04.1925 HMS Cardiff (and for physical and recreational training duties) (Mediterranean)
10.08.1925 - 30.09.1925 HMS Dolphin (for physical and recreational training duties) (temporary)
30.09.1925 - 01.11.1925 HMS Victory (for Physical and Recreational Training School) (additional)
01.11.1925 - 20.12.1927 HMS Britannia (for RN College, Dartmouth) (additional; from 16.12.1925 for physical and recreational training duties)
20.12.1927 - 03.03.1930 HMS Effingham (additional) (and as Fleet Physical and Recreational Training Officer) (East Indies)
26.04.1930 - 07.04.1932 HMS St Vincent (Boys' Training Establishment) (for physical and recreational training duties)
01.10.1932 - 04.1933 HMS Resolution (additional) (for Fleet physical and recreational training duties)
04.1933 - 1935 HMS Queen Elizabeth (as Fleet Physical and Recreational Training Officer, Mediterranean)
01.10.1935 - 13.01.1936 HMS Victory (for Physical and Recreational Training School)
13.01.1936 - 01.07.1937 Assistant Superintendent, RN School of Physical and Recreational Training, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
05.07.1935 - 05.07.1938 HMS Victory (for physical and recreational training duties at RN Barracks and as Assistant to Maintenance Commander)
05.07.1938 - 30.03.1942 RN College, Greenwich [HMS President] (for physical and recreational training duties & from 15.09.1939 as Executive Officer)
30.03.1942 - 21.08.1942 Executive Officer, HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship) [02.04-06.04.1942 temporarily in command]
21.08.1942 - 02.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship)
17.11.1942 - 01.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Lowestoft (sloop) (temporarily)
25.01.1943 - 01.02.1943 HMS President (additional; for Damage Control course)
01.02.1943 - 11.1943 Executive Officer, HMS Pretoria Castle (escort carrier) [tender to HMS Calliope]
11.1943 - 01.02.1946 Executive Officer, HMS Unicorn (aircraft maintenance carrier)
01.02.1946 - 23.02.1946? Commanding Officer, HMS Unicorn (aircraft maintenance carrier)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
D'Oyly-Hughes,
Guy

G. D'Oyly-Hughes [UNCONFIRMED] (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brothers) G. D'Oyly-Hughes
G. D'Oyly-Hughes
G. D'Oyly-Hughes
G. D'Oyly-Hughes

Eldest son of late Dr Samuel D'Oyly Hughes (died 1937), and Keziah Hughes, of New Milton, Hampshire.
Married (04.09.1920, All Souls, Westminster, St Marylebone district, London) Anne Margaret Gwladys Crawford, daughter of John Alexander Oag Crawford, Co. Down; two daughters.
Lived at London.

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01.08.1891
Utah, USA
-
08.06.1940
(KIA) [age 48]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 1]
Midsh. 1909
S.Lt. 30.04.1912
Lt. 30.09.1913
Lt.Cdr. 30.09.1921
Cdr. 31.12.1925
Capt. 31.12.1932
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.10.1915 Dardanelles *
Distinguished Service Order DSO 14.09.1918 for services in action with enemy submarines
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 24.06.1915 destroying Turkish ships Sea of Marmora
Royal Humane Society's Medal in silver RHSMsi 1915 ?

* For his services on the 21st August, 1915, when he voluntarily swam to the shore alone from a submarines and blew up a low brickwork support to the Ismid railway line, in spite of the presence of an armed guard within 150 yards of him. After a running fight of about a mile, he dived into the sea, and was finally pulled on board the submarine utterly exhausted, having had to swim nearly a mile in his clothes.

Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (15.04.1904-...).
      served European War (DSC, DSO and bar)
      First Lieutenant, HMS E 11 (submarine)
30.06.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for War Staff duties)
27.07.1924 - (01.)1925 Commanding Officer, HMS K 12 (submarine)
13.11.1925 - (04.)1928 Commanding Officer, HMS Oberon (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
(05.1928) - (06.1928) no appointment listed
(08.1929)     no appointment listed
(04.1930)     no appointment listed
07.07.1930 - (10.1930) HMS President (lent to RAF)
09.01.1931 - (02.)1931 Executive Officer, HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
07.12.1931 - 01.1934 Directorate of Training, Air Ministry [HMS President]
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
01.05.1934 - (02.)1936
Captain (S) 1st Submarine Flotilla [HMS Douglas (submarine flotilla leader), from 24.09.1935 HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship)]
30.11.1936 - 10.01.1938 Chief of Staff and Maintenance Captain to Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
18.01.1938 - (10.1938) imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
23.01.1939 - (02.)1939 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Tactical School, for tactical investigation)
(04.1939)     no appointment listed
19.05.1939 - 08.06.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean Fleet) [sunk in action with German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau]
 
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