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1939-1945

 

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Drage,
Charles Hardinge
C.H. Drage
Son of Geoffrey Drage (1861-...), and Ethel Sealby Ismay (1870-1952).
Married (20.07.1928) Enid Lomer; three sons, three daughters.

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29.03.1897
Wirral, Cheshire
-
31.07.1983
Kensington & Chelsea district, London
...
...
Lt.
30.06.1918
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1926 (retd 16.08.1933; own request)
Cdr. (retd)
29.03.1937
Education: Christ Church, Oxford (MA (with honours), 1920); Royal Naval Staff College (psc, 1928)
01.1910
 
 
joined RN
02.07.1923
-
(08.)1923
long navigation course, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
01.09.1923
-
(01.1925)
First Lieutenant, HMS Bluebell (sloop) (China)
(05.1926)


no appointment listed
07.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
04.10.1927
-
(06.)1928
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.12.1928
-
(04.1930)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [HMS Effingham (cruiser)]
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
12.06.1931
-
(01.)1932
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
22.03.1932
-
(06.1933)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)

Borough councillor, Kensington, England, 1933-34; employed in Far East, 1934-43

(06.1943)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed, but borne on the active list
Affiliated with British Council, appointments department, 1946-49; writer since 1950.
Published
: Two-Gun Cohen (1954); Chindwin to Criccieth : the life of Godfrey Drage (1956); The amiable Prussian (1958); William King's profession (1960); General of fortune : the story of One-Arm Sutton (1963); Servants of the Dragon Thone : being the lives of Edward and Cecil Bowra (1966); Family story : the Drages of Hatfield (1969); Taikoo (1970); The Poon (1971)
Drake,
Arthur Hamilton
A.H. Drake
Son of Capt. (E) Sydney James Drake, RN, and Kate Ernestine Hawken.
Brother of Capt. Charles Hawken Drake, RN.
Married ((03?).1938, Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland / Tyne and Wear) Annie M. Brayshaw; ... children (one daughter?).

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28.01.1903
Plymouth district, Devon
-

13.12.1991
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1923
S.Lt.  30.12.1923
Lt. (E) 30.06.1925
Lt.Cdr. (E) 30.06.1933
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1937 (retd 28.01.1953; age)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 22.01.1946 loss of HMS Exeter off Surabaya 03.42 [investiture 09.07.46]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40 [investiture 06.08.40]
15.05.1923 - (08.1923) HMS Carysfort (light cruiser) (for engine room training)
08.05.1924 - (01.)1925 qualifying in engineering, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
12.09.1925 - (07.)1927 HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (China)
14.10.1927 - (06.)1928 HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Atlantic)
14.06.1928 - (08.)1930 2nd Engineer Officer, HMS Cairo (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
03.12.1930 - (06.)1933 a Second Assistant to Manager Engineering Department, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
11.09.1933 - 10.1933 HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for course)
22.10.1933 - (05.)1936 2nd Engineer Officer, HMS Exeter (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
(08.1936) - (10.1936) no appointment listed
19.10.1936 - (07.)1937 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
17.08.1937 - (02.)1940 Engineer Officer, HMS Somali (destroyer) (Home Fleet) & for flotilla duties, 6th Destroyer Flotilla (OBE)
(03.1940)     no appointment listed
08.04.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
(04.)1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
18.06.1941 - 01.03.1942 Engineer Officer, HMS Exeter (heavy cruiser) [ship sunk in Battle of the Java Sea by Japanese forces; captured]
01.03.1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
23.04.1946 - (05.1949) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for destroyer flotilla)
09.01.1950 - (05.1950) HMS Tyne (depot ship)
(05.1951)     no appointment listed
1951 - 01.1953 HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier, Portsmouth) (for refitting)
AMIMechE, then MIMechE.
Drake,
Charles Hawken
C.H. Drake
Son of Capt. (E) Sydney James Drake, RN, and Kate Ernestine Hawken.
Brother of Cdr. (E) Arthur Hamilton Drake, DSO, OBE, RN.

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26.08.1900
Plymouth district, Devon
-

22.11.1996
North Surrey district, Surrey
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1918
S.Lt. 
?
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
15.12.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1928 (retd 15.06.1937; own request)
Cdr. (retd)
26.08.1940
A/Capt. (retd)
21.12.1942? (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
15.07.1916
 
 
entered RN
(01.1919)
 
 
HMS Valhalla (torpedo-boat destroyer)
(08.1923)
 
 
no appointment listed
12.06.1924
-
(05.)1926
Navigating Officer, HMS Clematis (sloop) (Mediterranean)
07.1926
-
(02.)1927
Navigating Officer, HMS Harebell (fishery protection cruiser (sloop))
30.05.1927
-
(07.)1927
first class ship course in navigation [HMS Dryad]
01.08.1927
-
(04.)1930
Navigating Officer, HMS Keppel (flotilla leader) & for flotilla duties, 3rd Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
(09.1930)
 
 
no appointment listed
16.09.1930
-
(01.)1932
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
22.06.1932
-
(01.)1934
Navigating Officer, HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(07.1934)
-
(08.1934)
no appointment listed
16.08.1934
-
(07.1935)
Navigating Officer, HMS Iron Duke (training ship)
13.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
Navigating Officer, HMS Curlew (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, The Nore)
(01.1937)
-
(02.1937)
no appointment listed
18.05.1939
-
25.08.1940
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
26.08.1940
-
20.12.1942 
Admiralty [HMS President) (for Naval Intelligence Division)
21.12.1942
-
(07.1945)
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Drake,
Reginald George
R.G. Drake
?
-
22.09.1941
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 1, panel 7]
Midsh. (A) 19.04.1938
A/S.Lt. (A) ?, seniority 19.04.1938
S.Lt. (A) 07.1941, seniority 01.01.1941

Mention in Despatches

MID 23.06.1942 [posthumously]
... - ... ...
(09.1939)     Fleet Air Arm
11.01.1940 - (02.)1941 observer, 700 Squadron FAA [HMS Malaya (battleship)]
? - 22.09.1941 HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt) (despatches)
Draper,
William Frederick Phillips
W.F.P. Draper (Photo courtesy of Mrs Bronwen Cook) W.F.P. Draper
 
Son of Henry William Draper (1847-1898), and Emily Elizabeth Phillips (1852-1894).
Married ((09?).1912, Somerset) Mabel Ann Tucker Jones (07.03.1881 - (03?).1967).

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03.05.1886
Hoddesdon, Ware district, Hertfordshire
-
30.08.1946
Bridgwater, Somerset
Wt.Ordn.Offr. 27.11.1916
Cd.Ordn.Offr. 21.08.1924
Ordn.Lt. 15.03.1929 (retd 03.05.1934)
Ordn.Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.03.1937
... - ... ...
01.05.1926 - (07.1927) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for Experimental Department)
... - ... ...
18.04.1940 - (10.1944) HMS Sandhurst (immobile destroyer depot ship)
Drew,
Harold
"Peter"

H. Drew
Son of Charles Drew, of Plas Wilmot, Oswestry, Salop.
Married ((06?).1921, Oswestry district, Salop) Isabel Nicholson, daughter of Edward Donald Nicholson, FGS, of The Quarry, Oswestry; one daughter.

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15.03.1895
Oswestry district, Salop
-
20.12.1987
Midsh. RNR 1913
S.Lt. RNR 09.1915?
A/Lt. 15.11.1917
Lt. 15.03.1918
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1926
Cdr. 31.12.1931
Capt. 30.06.1939 (retd 10.07.1948)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1946 Chairman of the Victory Celebration Committee
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 12.05.1917 ?
Education: Oswestry Grammar School; HMS Conway.
Served Merchant Navy.
WW I     served RNR
1914     HMS Mantua (armed merchant cruiser)
09.1915     HMS Lance (torpedo-boat destroyer)
      transferred to RN (for meritious service in command of motor boats, esp. No. 9 CMB)
1917? - 1918 HMS Emperor of India (battleship)
? - (01.1919) Admiralty [HMS President]
01.1920     specialized in gunnery
01.01.1923 - (08.1923) Gunnery Officer, HMS Dragon (light cruiser)
29.11.1924 - (01.)1925 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
20.07.1925 - (07.1927) Experimental Department, Gunnery School, Portsmouth [HMS Excellent]
07.02.1928 - (04.)1930 Gunnery Officer, HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
(08.1930)     no appointment listed
11.09.1930 - (01.)1932 First Lieutenant-Commander & Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
21.06.1932 - (08.)1934 Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.09.1934 - (11.)1934 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.12.1934 - (02.)1938 Executive Officer, HMS Amphion (cruiser) (Africa)
(06.1938)     no appointment listed
18.07.1938 - (08.)1939 for duty with Admiral Commanding Reserves (for gunnery duties with RNVR)
06.10.1939 - (02.)1941 Deputy Director of Personal Services (Training Establishments), Admiralty [HMS President]
31.05.1941 - 13.08.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Manchester (light cruiser) (torpedoed by Italian motor boats off Tunisia & scuttled)
13.08.1942 - early 1943 interned by Vichy French authorities, then court-martialled and found guilty for scuttling his ship prematurely
19.03.1943 - (08.)1943 Maintenance Captain, Orkneys and Shetlands [HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)]
08.1943 - 06.1944 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)
06.1944 - (07.1945) Chief Staff Officer to Senior Officer RN Establishments, India [HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)]
(04.1946)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
31.10.1946 - 07.1948 Director of Naval Recruiting, Admiralty [HMS President]
08.01.1948 - 10.07.1948 Naval ADC to the King
28.10.1948 - 1951 Chief of Staff to Chief of Naval Staff & Commander-in-Chief, Indian Navy (as Cdre. 2nd cl.) [from 14.07.1950-29.09.1950 officiating Commander-in-Chief, Indian Navy with rank of A/R.Adm.] [HMS Bluejacket]
Drew,
Thomas Bernard
T.B. Drew T.B. Drew
T.B. Drew T.B. Drew
T.B. Drew T.B. Drew
T.B. Drew T.B. Drew
Son of John Gould Drew, of Starcross, Devon.
Married 1st ((03?).1919, West Derby district, Lancashire) Nesta Maude Croft (born 1893) (divorced 1937).
Married 2nd (20.09.1938) Mrs. Mabel Mary Ward (née Hicking) (born 1889), daughter of George Prince Hicking.

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13.03.1887
St Thomas district, Devon
-
27.04.1960
Bembridge, Isle of Wight
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1907
S.Lt.
01.08.1907, seniority 15.01.1907
Lt.
01.10.1909
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1917
Cdr.
30.06.1922
Capt.
30.06.1928
Cdre. 1st cl.
10.10.1938
R.Adm.
01.08.1939
V.Adm.
21.01.1943 (retd 22.01.1943?)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB
01.01.1944
New Year 44 [investiture 26.03.46]
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
09.06.1955
HM's birthday 55 [investiture 19.07.55]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
17.07.1919

for valuable services in HMS Revenge, 1st Battle Squadron

Education: HMS Conway (1902-1903).
15.09.1903
 
 
entered RN (HMS Prince George)
15.10.1906
 
 
HMS Caesar
18.08.1907
 
 
HMS Carnarvon
30.03.1909
 
 
HMS Sapphire (for HMS Arab)



HMS Gloucester (light cruiser)
12.1915
-
(01.1919)
HMS Revenge (battleship)
1919
-
(1922?)
Commanding Officer, HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (China)
23.08.1923
-
(01.)1925
Commanding Officer, Coastal Motor Boat Base & Flotilla at Haslar [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
01.09.1925
-
(02.)1927
training commander, HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for training duties)
12.03.1927
-
(06.1928)
Executive Officer, HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies)
06.05.1929
-
08.1929
course at Senior Officers' School, Sheerness [HMS President]
08.1929
-
02.1930
Commanding Officer, HMS Ambuscade (destroyer) & in command of 6th Division, 3rd Destroyer Flotilla
11.02.1930
-
03.08.1930
Commanding Officer, HMS Active (destroyer) (Mediterranean) & in command of 6th Division, 3rd Destroyer Flotilla
(02.1931)
 
 
no appointment listed
20.04.1931
-
1931
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
26.06.1931
-
09.12.1931
Commanding Officer, HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
12.01.1932
-
20.01.1933
Commanding Officer, HMS Kent (cruiser) (China) & Flag Captain, 5th Cruiser Squadron
(05.1933)
-
(06.1933)
no appointment listed
20.07.1933
-
23.09.1935
Deputy Director of Personal Services (Personnel), Admiralty [HMS President]
23.09.1935
-
06.12.1935
tactical course, Portsmouth
13.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
11.06.1936
-
10.08.1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Home Fleet) [ship commissioned 21.08.1936] & from 28.10.1936 Flag Captain & Chief Staff Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron [wounded by flying splinters from the bursting of an anti-aircraft shell on the quarter-deck during an insurgent air raid on Valencia 22.02.1937]
10.10.1938
-
10.06.1941
Commodore/Rear-Admiral, Malaya, and in charge of Naval Establishments at Singapore [HMS Terror II, from 01.01.1940 HMS Sultan]
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
23.02.1942
-
04.02.1943
Rear-Admiral, Minelayers [HMS Southern Prince (minelayer)]
01.04.1943
-
23.04.1943
London Depot RAN [lent to RAN] [in rank of Capt.]
23.04.1943
-
25.06.1943
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) (additional) [lent to RAN] [in rank of Capt.]
25.06.1943
-
01.10.1945
Commanding Officer, HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) & as Commodore Superintendent of Training [lent to RAN] [in rank of Cdre. 2nd cl.]
01.10.1945
-
13.03.1946
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) (additional; for passage to UK per "Rimutaka" & foreign service leave) [lent to RAN]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Private Secretary to the Lord Mayor of London at the Mansion House, 1946-1956. OStJ, 1952.
Drewett,
Michael Sidney
M.S. Drewett
Son of ... Drewett, and .. Foord.
Married Muriel ...; one daughter, one son.
07.1923
Long Ashton district, Somerset.
-
07.2008
[age 84]
Haslemere, Surrey

Cadet
01.09.1941
Midsh. (E)
01.05.1942
A/S.Lt. (E)
01.01.1944
S.Lt. (E)
01.06.1944
A/Lt. (E)
< 07.1945
...
...
Capt.
31.12.1967 (retd)
(08.1942)
-
(08.)1943
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham
01.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Anson (battleship)
(04.1944)
-
(10.1944)
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
...
-
...
...
MIMechE
Dreyer,
Christopher William Stewart
"Chris"
C.W.S. Dreyer
Son of Maj.Gen. John Dreyer, RA, who had worked with his brother, Admiral Sir Frederic Dreyer on gunnery improvements after Jutland, and ... Dreyer (née Holme).
Cousin of Admiral Sir Desmond Dreyer
Younger brother of Capt. John Dreyer, RN. A sister served as a Wren. Married (1940) Olivia Page; five daughters, one son.

18.06.1918
Headington district, Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
-
24.06.2003
Oxfordshire
Cadet
01.09.1935
Midsh.
01.05.1936
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1938
S.Lt.
01.09.1938
Lt.
16.12.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1945
Cdr.
31.12.1950 (retd 12.04.1956; invalided)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
21.12.1943
Op. Husky, Sicily 07.43

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
16.08.1940
Dunkirk 06.40
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
13.10.1942
attack on convoy 06.08.42
Chevalier, Order of the Sword (Sweden) OSw
28.07.1953
valuable services on loan to Swedish Navy 10.52
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1932-1936)
19.11.1936
-
(02.1937)
HMS Neptune (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
29.06.1937
-
(02.1938)
HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
02.05.1938
-
(10.1938)
promotion course, Portsmouth
21.01.1939
-
(04.1939)
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
26.07.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Devonport)
19.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport):
(06.1940)


Commanding Officer, MTB 102 & SO 3rd MTB Flotilla (Dunkirk)
11.1940
-
(02.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Ludlow (destroyer) *
20.08.1940
-
(04.1944)
HMS Hornet: **
(09-10.1942)


Commanding Officer, MTB 44 & act SO 9th MTB Flotilla
01.01.1943
-
24.06.1943
Commanding Officer, MTB 243 & SO 24th MTB Flotilla [HMS Hannibal] (Sicily)
24.06.1943
-
(10.1943)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
03.1944
-
autumn
 1944
Staff Officer (Operations), Captain Coastal Forces (Channel), C-in-C Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
17.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
Squadron Torpedo Officer, 1st Cruiser Squadron [HMS Norfolk (cruiser)] (East Indies)
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
1951
-
1952
lent to the Royal Swedish Navy to advise on MTB operations
?
-
1953
HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)
(05.1953)


no appointment listed
(01.1956)


no appointment listed
Sales director, Vosper, later chairman of Vosper Thornycroft Far East. Took up farming upon retirement. Raised funds for the Samaritans, and was president of the Coastal Forces Veterans' Association.
* This posting does not comply with the starting date as given for HMS Hornet
** Still borne in HMS Hornet in the Navy List of 04.1944, while since 01.01.1943 also borne on other establishments
Dreyer,
[Sir] Desmond Parry
D.P. Dreyer

Younger son of late Adm. Sir Frederic Dreyer, GBE, KCB; married 1st, 1934, Elisabeth (died 1958), daughter of late Sir Henry Chilton, GCMG; one son, one daughter (and one son deceased); 2nd, 1959, Marjorie Gordon, widow of Hon. R.G. Whiteley.

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06.04.1910
Warwick, Warwickshire
-
15.05.2003
Winchester, Hampshire
Midsh.
01.05.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1930
Lt.
01.02.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.02.1940
Cdr.
30.06.1943
Capt.
31.12.1948
Cdre. 1st cl.
14.09.1955
R.Adm.
> 01.1956, < 01.1961
V.Adm.
27.01.1961
Adm.
05.06.1965 (retd 20.08.1968)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1967
New Year 67
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1963
New Year 63
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1960
New Year 60
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
13.06.1957
Suez operations

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC

23.02.1940
Battle of the River Plate 13.12.39
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (won the King's dirk)
31.12.1927
-
(04.1930)
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
25.09.1930
-
(02.1931)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
13.04.1931
-
(01.1932)
promotion course, Portsmouth
20.02.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Durban (cruiser)
01.05.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Douglas (submarine flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
14.10.1935
-
(02.1936)
gunnery course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Excellent]
26.10.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
08.11.1937
-
(08.1939)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Ajax (cruiser)
20.03.1940
-
(04.1940)
Squadron Gunnery Officer in an Anti-Aircraft Cruiser Squadron [HMS Coventry (cruiser), later: HMS Cairo (cruiser)] (Norwegian Campaign)
13.11.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
15.08.1941
-
10.1942
Assistant to Fleet Gunnery Officer, Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet [HMS King George V (battleship)]
10.1942
-
1943
Gunnery Officer, HMS Duke of York (battleship)
10.08.1943
-
(07.)1945
Gunnery and Anti-Aircraft Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet [HMS Tamar]



Second-in-Command, HMS Vanguard
(05.1950)


Admiralty [HMS President]



SO Destroyer Squadron
14.09.1955
-
1957
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
1958
-
1959
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
1960
-
1961
Flag Officer (Flotillas) Mediterranean
15.05.1961
-
1962
Flag Officer Air (Home) [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
06.11.1962
-
1965
Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Far East Fleet [HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)]
1965
-
1967
Second Sea Lord
1967
-
1968
Chief Adviser (Personnel and Logistics) to Secretary of State for Defence
First and Principal Naval ADC to the Queen, 29.09.1965-25.07.1968. Gentleman Usher to the Sword of State, 26.10.1973-1980. Member: National Board for Prices and Incomes, 1968-1971; Armed Forces Pay Review Body, 1971-1979. President: RN Benevolent Trust, 1970-1978; Officers' Pension Society, 1978-1984; Regular Forces Employment Association, 1978-1982; Not Forgotten Association, 1973-1991. JP 1968, High Sheriff, 1977-1978, DL 1985, Hants.
Dreyer,
Sir Frederic Charles
F.C. Dreyer F.C. Dreyer
2nd son of late John Louis Emil Dreyer, PhD, DSc, President of Royal Astronomical Society, 1923-1925, and grandson of late John Tuthill of Kilmore, Co. Limerick and Rapla, Co. Tipperary. Married (1901) Una Maria, daughter of Rev. J.T. Hallett; three sons, two daughters. Father of Adm. Sir Desmond Dreyer.

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08.01.1878
Parsonstown, King's County
-
11.12.1956
[Freelands, Winchester, Hants. ?]
Lt.
1898
Cdr.
31.12.1907
Capt.
30.06.1913
Cdre.
1919
R.Adm.
12.12.1923
V.Adm.
01.03.1929
Adm.
31.12.1932 (retd 15.05.1939)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
16.09.1939?
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
11.05.1937
HM's coronation 37
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1919
New Year 19
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
03.06.1932
HM's birthday 32
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
(mil)
15.09.1916
Jutland 16
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
(civ)
22.06.1914
HM's birthday 14
WW I: despatches, Order of St Anne, 2nd Class, with swords); Order of St Stanislaus, 2nd Class, with Star; officer of the Legion of Honour: United States Naval Distinguished Service Medal
Education: Royal School, Armagh
15.07.1891


entered Navy (HMS Britannia)
1901


First with Honours advanced course for Gunnery and Torpedo Lieutenants
1904
-
1907
Gunnery Lieutenant, HMS Exmouth
1907


on Special Service in HMS Dreadnought for Experimental Cruise
1907
-
1909
Assistant to Director of Naval Ordnance
1909
-
1910
Commander HMS Vanguard
1910
-
1912
Flag Commander to Vice­Admiral Sir John Jellicoe
1912


appointed to War Staff
1913


Commanding Officer, HMS Amphion
1913
-
1915
Commanding Officer, HMS Orion
1915
-
1916
Commanding Officer, HMS Iron Duke (Fleet Flagship of the Grand Fleet),  as Flag Captain to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe (Jutland Battle)
1916
-
1917
Assistant Director, Anti-Submarine Division, Admiralty Naval Staff
1917
-
1918
Director of Naval Ordnance
1918
-
1919
Director of Naval Artillery and Torpedo Admiralty Naval Staff
02.1919
-
1920
Commodore and Chief of the staff to Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Jellicoe, on Naval Mission to India and the Dominions in HMS New Zealand
1920
-
1922
Director, Gunnery Division, Admiralty Naval Staff
1922
-
1923
Commanding Officer, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
1922
-
1923
Naval ADC to the King
1924


War Course
1924
-
1927
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
1927


Tactical Course
21.05.1927
-
1929
Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron [HMS Hood (battlecruiser)]
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
1930


War Course
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
30.06.1930
-
09.01.1933
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
09.01.1933
-
1936
Commander-in-Chief, China Station [HMS Kent]
(02.1936)
-
(10.1938)
no appointment listed
re-employed war of 1939-1945:
16.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Pembroke IV]
1940


on Staff of General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Home Forces
1941
-
1942
Inspector of Merchant Navy Gunnery
(08.)1942
-
1943
Chief of Naval Air Services
Published: How to get a First Class in Seamanship (1900); The Sea Heritage (1955)
Drummond,
James Ralph
J.R. Drummond
Son of V.Adm. Edmund Rupert Drummond (1884-1965), and Evelyn Frances (née Butler) Drummond, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
28.03.1918
St Marylebone district, Greater London / London
-
18.06.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 81, column 1]
...
...
S.Lt.
16.09.1938
Lt.
01.11.1939

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
27.07.1943
sunk 2 U-boats & 1 tanker [presented to next-of-kin]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
25.08.1942
sinking U-boat & trawler 03.42 [investiture 09.03.43]
Mention in Despatches MID
14.10.1941
2 patrols sunk tanker & barque
...
-
...
...
24.04.1939
-
(08.1939)
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
06.01.1940
-
01.1941
HMS Perseus (submarine)
29.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Truant (submarine)
(1942?)
-
(03.1942)
HMS Upholder (submarine)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
05.10.1942
-
18.06.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Sickle (submarine) [lost in Aegean]
Drummond,
Spencer Heneage
S.H. Drummond
Son of Algernon Cecil Heneage Drummond (1880-1975), and Janetta Vandeleur (1889-1958).
Married 1st (17.12.1949) Patricia Pauline Keane (died 18.03.1998); two sons, three daughters.
Married 2nd Cecily Vivian Ilbert
Pocock (died 13.09.2011).

02.06.1922
Godstone district, Surrey
-
12.10.2007
[age 85]
[Winchester ?]
Midsh.
01.01.1940
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1941
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.08.1941
Lt.
01.01.1943
Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1951
Cdr.
31.12.1958
Capt.
31.12.1966 (retd 28.11.1975)
Cdre.
1973?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
04.04.1944
Aegean operations 09-11.43 [decoration posted]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1936-12.1939)
01.01.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (Norway campaign)
1941
-
1941
HMS Hereward (destroyer) (Battle of Cape Matapan)
1941
-
1941
HMS Valiant (battleship)
01.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
promotion course, Portsmouth
14.02.1942
-
(12.1943)
Navigating Officer, HMS Belvoir (destroyer)
02.1944
-
(10.1944)
Navigating Officer, HMS Farndale (destroyer)
08.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Caprice (destroyer) (Far East)



Executive Officer, HMS Cossack (destroyer) (Far East)



HMS Ceylon



HMS Ark Royal
1961


Commanding Officer, HMS Cassandra (destroyer)



Executive Officer, HMS Tiger (cruiser)



Deputy Chief of Operations, NATO Southern Regio HQ
1973
-
1975
Deputy Chief of Allied Staff, NATO [HMS Warrior] (Northwood)
Schoolteacher, 1975-1985. Also helped Chay Blyth to set up his British Steel Challenge race round the world in 1992, and helped the Sail Training Association with his navigational expertise.
Du Boulay,
Charles John Houssemayne
C.J.H. Du Boulay
Son of Col. Woodforde George Houssemayne du Boulay (1848-1923), and Rose Hawkins (1854-1932).
Brother of Capt. Ernest George Houssemayne Du Boulay, RN, and Lt.Col. Thomas Houssemayne Du Boulay, RA.
Married (28.07.1919, Exton, Hampshire) Mary Alice Veronica Morgan (1895-22.06.1964); three sons, one daughter (amongst which are Lt. Hubert Charles Houssemayne Du Boulay, RNVR, and F/O Roger William Houssemayne Du Boulay, RAFVR).
Residence: (1894-1900) Woolwich, Kent; (1900-1904) Sandown, Isle of Wight; (1905-?) Cheltenham.

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Record AVAILABLE upon request.

20.04.1894
Woolwich, Kent
-
17.04.1967
Upway, Weymouth
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1914
S.Lt. 15.11.1914
Lt. 15.05.1915 *
Lt.Cdr. 15.05.1923 (retd 01.04.1931; own request)
Cdr. (retd) 20.04.1934 (reactivated 23.07.1937)
A/Capt. (retd) 15.02.1944? (reverted to retd 1945/46?)

* special promotion for gallantry in action at HMS Flacon on the Belgian Coast

Education: Cheltenham College (09.1902-12.1906); HMS Britannia (1907-?)
15.01.1907
 

 
entered RN
1914
-
1929
served RN:
18.10.1922
-
(01.1925)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Montrose (flotilla leader, 4th Destroyer Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
07.04.1926
-
(05.)1926
Gunnery Officer, HMS Weymouth (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
05.1926
-
(06.1928)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Coventry (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(08.1929)
 
 
no appointment listed
23.07.1937
-
(08.)1938
Boom Defence Officer, Clyde [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
(10.)1938
-
25.01.1939
Boom Defence Officer, Clyde and Scapa Flow [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
26.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
Boom Defence Officer, Clyde [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
01.04.1940
-
(12.1941)
Boom Defence Officer, Clyde & for charge of Lamlash and Oban Boom Defences [HMS Orlando]
01.1942
-
19.02.1943
Boom Defence Officer, Middle East (Boom Defence Depot, Alexandria) [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)]
20.02.1943
-
(12.1943)
Fleet Boom Defence Officer, Levant [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
15.02.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Suez [HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)]
Du Boulay,
Ernest George Houssemayne
E.G.H. Du Boulay
Son of Col. Woodforde George Houssemayne du Boulay (1848-1923), and Rose Hawkins (1854-1932).
Brother of Capt. Charles John Houssemayne Du Boulay, RN and Lt.Col. Thomas Houssemayne Du Boulay, RA.
Married 1st (1938) Olive Keith Welch (marriage dissolved); one son (Lt.Cdr. Barry Keith Houssemayne Du Boulay, RNVR).
Residence: (1888-1893) South Africa; (1893-1900) Woolwich; (1945-?) Bembridge, Isle of Wight

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23.12.1882
Colchester, Essex
-
29.08.1961
Soberton, 
Hampshire
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
30.06.1904 (from 03.1914 automatically Lt.Cdr.)
Cdr.
30.06.1917 (retd 14.05.1922; own request)
Capt. (retd)
23.12.1927 (reactivated 1939/40?) (reverted to retd > 10.1944, < 07.1945)
Education: Cheltenham College; RN College, Osborne [HMS Britannia]
15.05.1897
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
(1940)


Naval Officer-in-Charge, Lamlash, Isle of Arran
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.08.1940
-
(02.)1941
in command of trawler base, Belfast [HMS Caroline]
06.03.1941
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Antrim (trawler base, Belfast)
05.02.1943
-
31.08.1943
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Peterhead Naval Base [HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)]
01.09.1943
-
(10.)1943
Resident Naval Officer, Peterhead [HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)]
(12.1943)
-
(10.1944)
no appointment listed
Duckworth,
Ralph Campbell Musbury
R.C.M. Duckworth
Second son of Maj. Arthur Campbell Duckworth, DL, JP, Orchardleigh Park, Frome, Som.
Married (1945) Ruby Cortez, 2nd Officer WRNS (died 1979), only daughter of A.W. Ball, Sydenham, London.

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11.06.1907
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
-

24.02.1983
Westbury House Nursing Home, West Meon, Hampshire (formerly of Chelsea)
Midsh. 15.05.1925
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1927
S.Lt. 01.03.1928
Lt. 01.04.1929
Lt.Cdr. 01.04.1937
Cdr. 30.06.1941
A/Capt. 1944
Capt. 30.06.1946 (retd 07.07.1955)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46 [investiture 20.05.47]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 21.12.1943 Operation Husky
-   ? Cdr of the Order of the Brazilian Naval Merit: inauguration president Brazil 05.51
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth.
29.09.1924 - (07.)1927 HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (China)
29.09.1927 - 11.04.1928 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.04.1928 - (06.)1928 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
17.12.1928 - (08.)1929 HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
01.12.1929 - (02.)1931 HMS Cornflower (sloop) (China)
08.12.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Vidette (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
28.04.1932 - (06.)1933 torpedo course, HMS Vernon
17.06.1933 - (01.)1934 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (miscellaneous services)
01.03.1934 - (07.)1934 Admiralty [HMS President] (for 4 months' study in Germany)
31.07.1934 - (07.)1935 HMS Nelson (battleship) (for torpedo duties) (Home Fleet)
18.11.1935 - (08.)1936 Torpedo Officer, HMS Keith (flotilla leader) (and for flotilla duties) (Mediterranean)
09.1936 - (10.)1936 Torpedo Officer, HMS Kempenfelt (flotilla leader, 2nd Destroyer Flotilla) (Mediterranean) (and for flotilla duties)
07.10.1936 - (07.)1937 Torpedo Officer, HMS Hardy (flotilla leader) (and for flotilla duties) (Mediterranean)
11.01.1938 - (10.1938) staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich
07.02.1939 - (02.)1941 Torpedo Officer, HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
1941 - 1943 staff Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean and Commander-in-Chief Levant (involved in planning and execution of operations for capture of Sicily, 1943):
(08.1942)     HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) *
20.02.1943 - (06.1943) Staff Officer (Plans (2)), Commander-in-Chief Levant [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)]
01.09.1943 - (12.1943) staff, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1944) - (06.1944) Admiralty [HMS President] *
12.1944 - (01.)1945 Deputy Chief Staff Officer to Vice-Admiral (Q) [= Administration], British Pacific Fleet [HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)]
01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Ceylon (cruiser)
10.02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Berwick (cruiser)
10.1946 - (07.)1948 Deputy Director Underwater Weapons Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.07.1949 - 1951 Naval Attaché, British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro
1952     Imperial Defence College
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
1953 - 1954 Captain, 1st Destroyer Squadron
1954 - 1955 Staff, Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean
(04.1955)     HMS Chequers *
CEng. Member: Northern Ireland Development Council, 1956-65; Dollar Exports Council, 1956-59;
Manager, Industrial Engineering, Morgan Crucible Co. Ltd, 1956-58; Commercial Manager Elliott Bros (London) Ltd, 1959-61; Director, British Mechanical Engineering Federation, 1963-68.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Duff,
[Sir] Arthur Antony
A.A. Duff A.A. Duff
A.A. Duff 
Son of late Adm. Sir Arthur Allen Morison Duff, KCB, and ... Rawson.
Married (1944) Pauline Marion, daughter of
Capt. R.H. Bevan, RN, and widow of Flt­Lieut J.A. Sword; one son, two daughters, and one step son.

25.02.1920
Wareham district, Dorset
-
13.08.2000
Yeovil, Somerset
Cadet
01.05.1937
Midsh.
01.09.1937
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1939
S/Lt.
?
Lt.
01.01.1941 (commission terminated 04.05.1946; medically unfit)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George GCMG
31.12.1979
New Year 80
Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George KCMG
02.06.1973
HM's birthday 73
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
22.02.1972
?
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
13.06.1964
HM's birthday 64
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.04.1944
patrol off Norway 02.44
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
21.12.1943
Operation Source (midget submarine attack on Tirpitz 22.09.43)
Mention in Despatches MID
25.11.1941
services in Mediterranean
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1937
-
01.09.1937
Cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.09.1937
-
(08.)1939
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
28.08.1939
-
(09.1939)
promotion course, Portsmouth
09.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Beagle (destroyer)
01.01.1941
-
(08.)1942
First Lieutenant, HMS Unique (submarine) (Mediterranean)
23.12.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS P 238 (submarine), 1943 renamed: HMS Stubborn (submarine)
02.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
on staff of Rear-Admiral (S/M) (and for anti-submarine duties) (and for duty with submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Member, Foreign (subsequently Diplomatic) Service, 1946; 3rd Secretary, Athens, 10.1946; 2nd Secretary, 1948; 2nd Secretary, Cairo, 1949; 1st Secretary, 1952; transferred Foreign Office, Private Secretary to Minister of State, 1952; 1st Secretary, Paris, 1954; Foreign Office, 1957; Bonn, 1960; Counsellor, 02.05.1962; British Ambassador to Nepal, 1964-1965; Commonwealth Office, 1965-1968; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1968-1969; Deputy High Commissioner, Kuala Lumpur, 1969-1972; High Commissioner, Nairobi, 1972-1975; Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1975-1980. Deputy Governor, Southern Rhodesia, 09.12.1979-1980. Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office, 1980-1984; Director General, Security Service, 1985-1987 (retired). Privy Counsellor, 1980.
Duff,
Daniel Alexander [Wyatt] Rawson
"Dan"
D.A.R. Duff (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Elder son (with one brother and two sisters) of Adm. Sir Arthur Allan Morison Duff, KCB, JP, DL (1874-1952), and Margaret Grace Rawson.
Married (29.06.1940, St Michael's, Chester Square, Westminster district, London) Barbara Diana Pound (died 1999), only daughter of Adm. of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCB, and Bessie Caroline Grace Whitehead ; two sons, two daughters.

02.08.1912
Westbourne district, Sussex
-
19.08.2012
Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorset
Cadet 01.01.1930
Midsh. 01.09.1930
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1933
S.Lt. 01.05.1933
Lt. 01.06.1934
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1942
?, seniority 01.06.1943
?, seniority 01.12.1942
Cdr. 31.12.1946 (retd 24.11.1950; medically unfit)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 26.09.1940 Norway 04-06.40 [investiture 11.03.41]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? capture of Narvik
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? capture of Narvik
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (09.1926-12.1929).
07.01.1930 - (02.)1931 HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.04.1931 - (09.1932) HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
05.01.1933 - 20.08.1933 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.08.1933 - (01.)1934 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.05.1934 - (11.)1934 HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht) (Portsmouth)
19.11.1934 - (02.)1935 HMS Norfolk (cruiser)
25.04.1935 - (07.)1935 First Lieutenant, HMS Sable (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
27.09.1935 - 19.03.1936 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
20.03.1936 - 06.06.1939 Flag Lieutenant to Adm. Sir Dudley Pound, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship), from 30.08.1938 HMS Warspite (battleship)]
24.07.1939 - 11.1939 First Lieutenant, HMS Venomous (destroyer)
18.04.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
[Became liaison officer to the French Foreign Legion organising boat transport in the fjords and during the capture of Narvik, with a leading signalman, he took command of British landing craft and Norwegian fishing boats. At Narvik he directed the fire of the destroyer Fame and when a boat carrying ammunition was hit he jumped into the water to help rescue the wounded men on board; and when others were stranded in a landing ship he returned, under fire, to bring them ashore; he was made an honorary corporal in the Foreign Legion.]
10.01.1941 - 13.08.1942 Gunnery Officer, HMS Manchester (cruiser) (torpedoed twice; second time sunk by Italian motor boats off Tunisia; captured)
13.08.1942 - 1942 POW in Vichy French captivity
04.01.1943 - (02.)1943 Course Officer for the Long Gunnery Course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(06.1943) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
(06.1944)     Staff Gunnery officer for a naval force being assembled prior to the anticipated D-Day landings [HM LCI(S) 516] (Normandy)
30.08.1944 - (04.1946) Gunnery Officer, HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
1946? - 1948? staff appointments, Admiralty [HMS President]
16.02.1948 - (05.1950) Commander XP, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
Worked for Ferranti as Works Manager at Wythenshaw until retiring in about 1975.
Duffett,
Charles Henry
C.H. Duffett (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) C.H. Duffett (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
 
C.H. Duffett (© Imperial War Museum (A 1490)) C.H. Duffett (© Imperial War Museum (A 1489))
Son of Henry Allcroft Duffett
Married 1st ((06?).1927, Bromley district, Greater London / Kent) Agnes Enid Dawkins (born (03?).1904) (marriage dissolved 1936).
Married 2nd (01.06.1942) Leonora "Nora" Biddulph, daughter of Lewis Biddulph and Margaret Forbes; one son, one daughter.

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16.04.1901
Bromley district, Greater London / Kent
-
04.02.1981
Seathwaite, Ambleside, Kendal district, Cumbria
Midsh. 15.09.1917
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1920
S/Lt. 15.05.1921
Lt. 15.10.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1930
Cdr. 31.12.1935
Capt. 31.12.1941 (retd 08.01.1951)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [investiture 28.10.47]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 15.02.1944 rescue of prisoners from German occupied territory [investiture 16.10.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.07.1944 air attack Bari 02.12.43
Education: RN College, Osborne (01.1915).
09.1917 - (01.1919) HMS Thunderer (battleship)
28.12.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Malaya (battleship)
25.04.1924 - (01.)1925 long navigation course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
17.01.1925 - (05.1926) Navigating Officer, HMS Cyclamen (sloop) (East Indies)
(02.1927)     no appointment listed
27.05.1927 - (06.)1928 Navigating Officer, HMS Carstairs (twin screw minesweeper) (Devonport)
17.12.1928 - (08.)1930 HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
03.10.1930 - (06.)1933 Navigating Officer, HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (China)
25.11.1933 - (07.1935) Navigating Officer, HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet) & as Squadron Navigating Officer, Aircraft Carriers
(02.1936)     no appointment listed
16.03.1936 - 24.07.1936 senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
24.07.1936 - 06.11.1936 Commanding Officer, HMS Aberdeen (patrol sloop) (temporarily; on commissioning for trials and service, then on commissioning 15.09.1936) (from Devonport to Mediterranean)
06.11.1936 - 01.1937 Commanding Officer, HMS Bryony (patrol sloop) (from Mediterranean to Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
12.01.1937 - 17.12.1937 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1938 - (09.1939) Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.02.1940 - 04.06.1940 HMS King George V (battleship) (in charge while under construction)
05.06.1940 - (12.1941) Executive Officer, HMS King George V (battleship) [ship commissioned 11.12.1940]
27.01.1942 - (02.)1943 Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)
13.03.1943 - 21.01.1944 Naval Liaison Officer, 8th Army [HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers, Algeria/Taranto, Italy)]
22.01.1944 - (07.)1945 Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
20.11.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Suffolk (cruiser)
10.01.1947 - 25.01.1949 Director of Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
Dugdale,
Basil James
B.J. Dugdale
Married Sarah ... (died 12.07.2008; aged 86); one daughter.

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02.04.1895
Great Munden, Ware district, Hertfordshire
-
27.02.1974
Lt.
15.10.1916
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
?
Cdr. (retd)
?
15.01.1908
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
07.03.1939
-
(07.1945)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for training duties)
Duke,
Mansergh Valentine
M.V. Duke (© Imperial War Museum (A 29229)) M.V. Duke

Son (with five brothers, four sisters and two half-siblings) of Mansergh Pace Duke I (1851-1919), and Emily Wilkin (1869-1933)
Married ((03?).1923,  West Ham district, London) Maud Mary Isabella Edwards (12.12.1896 - 10.1992); one daughter.

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09.05.1894
Montserrat, British West Indies
-
19.01.1949
RN Hospital Gosport, Hampshire (formerly of West Horsley, Surrey)
Paym.Lt. 15.10.1916
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1924
Paym.Cdr. 31.12.1932
A/Paym.Capt. 12?.1942
Capt. (S) 31.12.1943
1911     Assistant Clerk, HMS Victory
1911     Assistant Clerk and Clerk, HMS Hermione
1914     Clerk, HMS New Zealand
1915     Clerk, HMS Leviathan
1917 - 1919 Secretary's Clerk, HMS Queen Elisabeth
15.09.1924 - (01.1925) HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.08.1926 - (07.1927) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
12.07.1928 - (04.1930) Commodore's Secretary to Commodore Commanding Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Flotillas [HMS Centaur (cruiser)] (Atlantic Fleet)
04.09.1930 - (01.1932) HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
23.04.1932 - (09.1932) HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
23.03.1933 - (07.1935) HMNZS Philomel (cruiser) (training and depot ship, Auckland, New Zealand) (and as Base Stores Officer)
(02.1936)     no appointment listed
01.05.1936 - (02.1938) HMS Newcastle (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
01.06.1938 - (04.1940) HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)
(02.1941) - (02.1943) Manager, Naval Canteen Service, Navy, Army & Air Forces Institutes (NAAFI)
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
(08.1943) - (10.1943) Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty
24.11.1943 - 1945 Fleet Stores Officer on Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Hannibal]
20.03.1945 - (07.1945) Base Supply Officer, HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)
15.02.1946 - (04.1946) Flag Supply Officer to Flag Officer Commanding Reserve Fleet [HMS Kent]
Duke,
Robert Gordon
R.G. Duke (© Imperial War Museum (A 28026))

Married N.J. Duke, in 1927 living at Southsea, Hampshire.

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09.05.1889
Brechin, Scotland
-
02.04.1963
Edzell, Angus, Scotland
A/S.Lt.
30.07.1908?
S.Lt.
20.04.1909, seniority 30.07.1908
Lt.
01.04.1911
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1919
Cdr.
30.06.1925
Capt.
30.06.1932 (retd 06.02.1942) (reverted to retd 1946)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
04.11.1941?
15.01.1904
 
 
entered RN
1909
-
1910
HMS Natal
1911
-
1913
HMS Cochrane
1913
-
?
HMS Attentive
1918
-
1920
HMS Surf
01.08.1923
-
(01.)1925
Navigating Officer, HMS Carysfort (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.08.1925
-
15.09.1925
Admiralty [HMS President]
15.09.1925
-
(07.1927)
Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.11.1927
-
23.04.1928
London Depot RAN [lent to RAN]
24.04.1928
-
20.06.1930
Navigating Officer, HMAS Australia (cruiser) & at Squadron Navigating Officer, HM Australian Squadron [lent to RAN]
21.06.1930
-
24.09.1930
London Depot RAN [HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per SS Orvicto)] [lent to RAN]
01.12.1930
-
(01.)1932
Executive Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
(05.1933)


no appointment listed
08.05.1933
-
(06.)1933
course at Senior Officers' School, Sheerness [HMS President]
01.09.1933
-
(07.1935)
RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
13.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS President]
14.03.1936
-
(02.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Adventure (large minelayer) (China & Devonport)
04.03.1939
-
(08.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Caledonia (boys' training ship, Rosyth)
13.10.1939
-
(02.1941)
Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Commanding North Atlantic [HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)]
04.11.1941

(12.1943)
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.07.1941
- 06.02.1942
also: Naval ADC to the King
14.03.1944
-
(04.)1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Europa (Patrol Service Central Depot, Lowestoft)
Duke,
Thomas Robert Matthew
"Matt"
T.R.M. Duke
1926
Brechin district, Angus, Scotland
-
Midsh. (S)
01.09.1944
A/S.Lt. (S)
?
S.Lt. (S)
?
Lt. (S)
01.01.1948
Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.01.1956
Cdr.
30.06.1965 (retd ?)
01.09.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Newfoundland (cruiser)
20.10.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
04.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)
07.08.1951
-
(05.1953)
for duty in Admiral's Office, Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
30.01.1954
-
(04.1955)
Captain's Secretary, HMS Saintes (fleet destroyer)
03.01.1956
-
(01.1956)
HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth) *
(01.1959)


HMS Albion **
14.07.1961
-
(02.1963)
Admiral's Secretary to Flag Officer, Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(02.1964)


HMS Ark Royal **
02.05.1967
-
(02.1969)
Directorate of Naval Service Conditions, Admiralty [HMS President]
?
-
(08.1971)
Naval Hospital Haslar
* (01.1957) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such
Dumas,
Richard Cecil
"Dicky"
R.C. Dumas
Son of ... Dumas, and ... Reid.
Married Nancy Dumas.
(03?).1917
Amersham district, Buckinghamshire
-
24.06.1984
Cadet
01.05.1934
Midsh.
01.01.1935
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1937
S.Lt.
16.09.1937
Lt.
01.01.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
> 07.1945, < 04.1946
Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1947 (retd 02.04.1964)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.01.1962
New Year 62 [investiture 20.03.62]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1946
New Year 46 [decoration posted]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1934
-
31.12.1934
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Durban (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(01.1937)
-
(02.1937) 
no appointment listed
29.04.1937
-
29.08.1937
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
30.08.1937
-
(02.)1938
promotion course, Portsmouth
04.04.1938
-
(08.)1939
HMS Hotspur (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
27.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, Dundee & Rosyth)
11.1940
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Reading (destroyer)
(08.1942)
 
 
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne) *
18.08.1942
-
1945
HMS Racehorse (destroyer)
21.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
First Lieutenant [then Commanding Officer?], HMS Start Bay (anti-aircraft frigate)
07.01.1947
-
(07.1948)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(05.1949)
 
 
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
28.06.1949
-
31.07.1950
Commanding Officer, HMS Opportune (destroyer)
01.08.1950
-
1951
Commanding Officer, HMS Rapid (destroyer)
21.01.1953
-
(07.1954)
HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
29.03.1955
-
(04.)1955
Commanding Officer, HMS Cheviot (in reserve)
24.06.1955
-
(01.1957)
RN Barracks, Singapore [HMS Terror]
27.01.1958
-
(02.1964)
Boom Defence Officer, Loch Ewe & also Residential Naval Officer, Loch Ewe [HMS Cochrane]
* indexed, but not listed as such
 
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