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Dunbar-Nasmith,
Sir Martin Eric
M.E. Dunbar-Nasmith M.E. Dunbar-Nasmith
M.E. Dunbar-Nasmith M.E. Dunbar-Nasmith
Surname changed from Nasmith to Dunbar-Nasmith by deed poll of 04.01.1923.

Son of late Martin A. Nasmith, of Clevehurst, Weybridge. Married (1920) Beatrix Justina (died 1962) (Dep. Superintendent­in­ Chief, St John Ambulance Bde, 1942-1953; CBE 1949; DStJ 1951), only daughter of late Commander Harry Dunbar­Dunbar­Rivers, of Glen Rothes; two sons, one daughter.

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01.04.1883
East Barnes, London
-
29.06.1965
Elgin, Scotland
[Holy Trinity Churchyard, Elgin]
A/S.Lt.
15.02.1903
S.Lt.
25.04.1904, seniority 15.02.1903
Lt.
15.05.1905
Lt.Cdr.
?
Cdr.
30.06.1915
Capt.
30.06.1916
R.Adm.
16.01.1928
V.Adm.
12.10.1932
Adm.
02.01.1936 (retd > 08.1941, < 08.1942) (reverted to retd 1946?)
Victoria Cross VC
25.06.1915
*
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
04.06.1934
HM's birthday
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.03.1920

for valuable services in charge of the Seventh Submarine Flotilla in the Baltic and as Senior Naval Officer, Reval

Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George KCMG
01.01.1955
New Year 55
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
07.04.1916
?
Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1946
?
Grand Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1950
state visit French president 50
Croix de Guerre aved palmes (France) CdeG
1946
?
Grand Cross of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON
19.01.1943
services to the Dutch navy
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) StOlav
13.01.1948
services to Norway
Polonia Restituta, 1st Class (Poland) PolRest
19.08.1941
services to the Poles
Letter of Praise LoP
1944
Operation Neptune
* Between the dates 20th May and 8th June 1915, Lieutenant Commander Nasmith was in command of His Majesty's Submarine E 11 in the Sea of Marmara, in the Dardanelles. During this time they destroyed a large Turkish gunboat; two transport ships; an ammunition ship; 3 store ships and four other vessels. Having safely passed the most difficult part of his homeward journey, he then returned to attack he Turkish Transport ship.
15.05.1898


joined RN
1904


appointed to HMS Thames to qualify in submarines
05.1907


Commanding Officer, HMS C 7 (submarine)
01.11.1908


Lieutenant, HMS Indomitable
14.01.1911


Commanding Officer, HMS C 18 (submarine)
15.09.1911


Commanding Officer, HMS D 4 (submarine)
15.08.1912
-
03.08.1914
Commanding Officer, HMS Arrogant (submarine depot ship)
03.08.1914
-
1919
Commanding Officer, HMS E 11 (submarine) (destroyed 96 Turkish vessels of various types in the Sea of Marmora; VC, promoted Cdr.)
01.04.1924
-
15.04.1924
Admiralty
15.04.1924
-
(01.1925)
Director of Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
02.01.1926
-
1928
Commanding Officer, RN College Dartmouth & Commanding Officer, HMS Britannia
02.08.1927
-
16.01.1928
Naval ADC to the King
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
02.09.1929
-
(02.)1931
Rear-Admiral Submarines [HMS Dolphin]
12.10.1931
-
(01.1932)
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich
29.04.1932
-
(01.)1934
Commander-in-Chief East Indies Station [HMS Hawkins]
(07.1935)


no appointment listed
30.09.1935
-
30.09.1938
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Chief of Naval Personnel
24.10.1938
-
(02.)1941
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, and
Western Approaches [HMS Drake]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
03.02.1942
-
01.04.1946
Flag Officer-in-Charge, London [HMS Yeoman]
1945
-
1962
Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom and Lieutenant of the Admiralty
Vice-Chairman Imperial War Graves Commission, 1948-1954. DL Morayshire, 02.11.1942, Vice­Lieutenant, 1957.
Duncan,
David
W.G.S. Tighe
21.09.1900
-
05.02.1974
... ...
Sg.Cdr. 15.10.1936
A/Sg.Capt. < 07.1945
Sg.Capt. 31.12.1946
Sg.R.Adm. 28.03.1955 (retd)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 1957 ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 1946 ?
MD, ChB, DPH.
... - ... ...
10.07.1939 - (07.1945) an Assistant to the Medical Director-General  of the Navy, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
Duncan,
Henry
H. Duncan 
05.03.1911 ?
-
22.03.1984
Prob. Lt. RNR 01.07.1937
Lt. RNR 07.12.1937, seniority 01.07.1937
Lt. 04.10.1938, seniority 05.03.1932
Lt.Cdr. 05.03.1940
A/Cdr. > 06.1943, < 08.1943
Cdr. 31.12.1946 (retd 05.03.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 21.12.1943 Operation Husky [decoration posted]
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? Elba
04.09.1938 - (04.)1939 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
07.06.1939 - (08.1939) HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Home Fleet)
31.01.1940 - 01.1943 HMS Nelson (battleship)
01.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inverary), from late 1943 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
(07.1943)     Force A (invasion of Sicily) (DSC)
(06.1944)     Senior Naval Officer Landing (invasion of Elba) (Légion d'Honneur)
12.1944 - (01.)1945 Executive Officer, HMS Colombo (light cruiser)
05.06.1945 - (04.1946) Executive Officer, HMS Speaker (escort carrier)
03.03.1947 - (07.1948) Maintenance Commander on staff of Rear-Admiral-in-Charge Reserve Aircraft and Technical Training [HMS Condor (RN Air Station Arbroath, Angus)
22.03.1949 - (05.1949) RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
03.03.1950 - (05.1950) Executive Officer, HMS Montclare (submarine depot ship)
(05.1953)     HMS Loch Veyatie (frigate) *
(07.1954)     HMS Loch Alvie (frigate) *
30.11.1954 - (01.1957) Boom Defence Officer, Clyde (Greenock) [HMS Cochrane]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dundas,
James Hamilton

J.H. Dundas
Son (with two brothers and threee sisters) of Adm. Sir Charles Hope Dundas of Dundas, KCMG, RN (28th Chief of Dundas) (1859-1924), and Helen Burgess Watson.
Brother of Maj. Adam Duncan Dundas of Dundas, Royal Artillery.
03.07.1915
-
23.01.1986
Cadet 01.09.1932
Midsh. 01.05.1933
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1935
S.Lt. 16.04.1936
Lt. 16.06.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. < 01.1945
Lt.Cdr. 16.06.1946 (retd 04.07.1956)
A/Cdr. 02.04.1952?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 02.01.1956 New Year 56 [investiture 13.03.56]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 30.09.1941 resecue of the crew of an aircraft forcelanded in Iraq [investiture 14.07.42]
... - ... ...
21.11.1938 - (02.1941) pilot, 814 Squadron FAA [HMS Hermes] (DSC)
? - (08.1942) pilot, 785 Squadron FAA [HMS Jackdaw] (and for instructional duties)
23.01.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS President (for duty at Ministry of Aircraft Production)
19.04.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, 703 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel]
... - ... ...
02.04.1952 - 1956 Office of the Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President I] (OBE)
Dundas,
John George Lawrence

J.G.L. Dundas (Photo courtesy of Mrs Elgiva Dundas Watson, via Mrs Ruth Dundas Schmidt) J.G.L. Dundas (Photo courtesy of Mrs Elgiva Dundas Watson, via Mrs Ruth Dundas Schmidt)
Son of late Hon. Cospatrick Thomas Dundas (1862-1906), and Maud Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (who remarried in 1912 and became Lady Cordeaux).
Married (22.09.1928) Ruth Northrop Coleman (24.09.1907 -  07.02.2005), daughter of the Postmaster of Minneapolis; one son, four daughters.

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03.11.1893
Marylebone, London
-
26.03.1952
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.12.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1923
Cdr.
31.12.1928
Capt.
30.06.1935
Cdre. 1st cl.
20.02.1943?
R.Adm.
08.01.1944 (retd 1945/46?)
V.Adm. (retd)
1948
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
18.12.1945
wind up Eruope 45
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
Operation Dragoon
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
Operation Dragoon
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
06.11.1945
services Mediterranean 01-08.44
Order of the Phoenix 2nd class (Greece) Phnx
15.04.1947
?
Education: RN College Dartmouth
15.09.1906
 
 
entered RN
(08.1923)


no appointment listed
16.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
03.08.1925
-
(05.1926)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
30.05.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(1928)


HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
05.01.1929
-
(04.)1930
Staff Officer (Operations) & Squadron Gunnery Officer, Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Flotillas [HMS Centaur (cruiser)]
01.05.1930
-
(09.1932)
Fleet Gunnery Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
04.01.1933
-
(01.1934)
Executive Officer, HMS Valiant (battleship) (Home Fleet)
21.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
course at Staff College, Camberley [HMS President]
14.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
Imperial Defence Course, Imperial Defence College
19.12.1936
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Folkestone (escort vessel) (China)
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
31.05.1938
-
04.1940
Assistant Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
18.06.1940
-
28.06.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Nigeria (cruiser)
20.02.1943
-
05.06.1943
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)] *
05.06.1943
-
11.1943
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Levant [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)]
11.1943
-
(06.)1944
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers)]
1944
-
1945
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
(07.1945)


HMS President **
* date of appointment possibly even earlier: 08.1942
** indexed, but not listed as such
Dunlop,
Colin Charles Harrison
"Clop" / "Spongey"

C.C.H. Dunlop C.C.H. Dunlop
Son of late Engr R.Adm. Samuel Harrison Dunlop, CB, RN, and Hilda Jacobs.
Married 1st (1941) Moyra Patricia 'Pat' O'Brien Gorges (died
1991); two sons (and one son deceased).
Married 2nd (1995) Comdt Elizabeth 'Liz' Craig­McFeely.

04.03.1918
Odessa
-
08.03.2009
[North Cadbury?]
Paym.Cadet
01.09.1935
Paym.Midsh.
01.09.1936
Paym.S.Lt.
01.06.1938
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S)
01.12.1939
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr.
04.04.1944-(10.1944)
A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.11.1945  [quasi-permanent rank]
Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.12.1947
Cdr.
31.12.1952
Capt.
30.06.1961
R.Adm.
07.07.1969 (retd 05.04.1974)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1972
New Year 72
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
08.06.1963
HM's birthday 63
Education: Marlborough College.
01.09.1935


special entry Paymaster Cadet
12.06.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
16.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
04.04.1938
-
(02.)1941
HMS Kent (cruiser)
24.02.1941
-
(12.1941)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)] (for duty in Admiral's Office)
27.03.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Valiant (battleship)
15.10.1942
-
(12.1943)
Captain's Secretary, HMS Malaya (battleship)
(04.1944)
 
 
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
04.04.1944
-
(10.1944)
Naval Training Department, Admiralty [HMS President]



staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
03.1945


HMS Diadem (cruiser)
23.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Secretary to Commodore Commanding 15th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Orion (cruiser)]
04.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
19.07.1948
-
(05.)1949
Admiral's Secretary, Flag Officer Commanding 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron [HMS Theseus]
21.10.1949
-
(05.1950)
Secretary to Fifth Sea Lord [HMS President]
30.10.1951
-
(05.1953)
Admiral's Secretary, Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
11.01.1954
-
(07.)1954
DBSO [= Deputy Base Supply Officer?], RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
18.10.1954
-
(01.)1957
Department of the Director-General, Supply and Secretariat Branch, Admiralty [HMS President] (and for duty with Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (O))
04.04.1957
-
(01.)1959
HMS Sheffield
23.05.1960
-
(02.)1963
Secretary to First Sea Lord [HMS President]
(02.1964)
 
 
RN College, Greenwich *
1964
-
1966
Commanding Officer, HMS Pembroke
1966
-
(02.)1968
Programme Evaluation Group, Ministry of Defence
1968
-
(02.)1969
Director, Defence Policy (A), Ministry of Defence
1969
-
1971
Commander, British Navy Staff, Washington
10.1971
-
1974
Flag Officer, Medway and Port Admiral, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
1970
-
1974
also: Chief Naval Supply and Secretariat Officer
Director General, Cable TV Association (1974-1983) & National TV Rental Association (1974-1983). Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Kent 1976.
Dunlop,
Frederick Hamilton

F.H. Dunlop
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
11.11.1905
-
27.04.1960
(road accident]
Midsh.
15.05.1924
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1926
S.Lt.
27.10.1927, seniority 15.01.1927
1928?, seniority 30.12.1926
Lt.
30.09.1928
Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1936 (retd 10.11.1950)
A/Cdr.
1945/46?
Cdr. (retd)
10.11.1950
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
21.11.1944
Operation Neptune
15.05.1924
-
(05.1926)
HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Mediterranean)
11.04.1927
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, Portsmouth
03.01.1928
-
(06.1928)
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
01.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Capetown (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
01.04.1930
-
(10.)1930
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
06.12.1930
-
(02.)1931
signal course, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
17.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
Commanding Officer, Aden W/T Station [HMS Effingham II]
05.03.1933
-
(07.1934)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
01.02.1935
-
(02.)1936
Squadron W/T Officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Valiant (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
27.08.1936
-
(07.)1937
Squadron W/T Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron [HMS Hood (battlecruiser)] (Mediterranean)
20.10.1937
-
(09.)1939
Executive Officer, HMS Milford (escort vessel) (Africa)
01.11.1939
-
(02.)1941
Signal Officer, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
08.1941
-
(12.1941)
Flag Lieutenant & Squadron Signal Officer on staff of Rear-Admiral Commanding Mediterranean Destroyer Flotillas [HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)]
05.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Tana (RN base, Kilnidini, Kenya) (for Signal & W/T duties)
14.05.1943
-
(06.)1943
Signal Officer, HMS Bee (Coastal Forces base, Weymouth)
23.06.1943
-
(12.1943)
Signal Officer on staff of Captain Coastal Forces, Nore (Chatham) [HMS Pembroke]
03.1944
-
(06.)1944
Signal Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(06.1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 212 (motor torpedo boat)
13.09.1944
-
(04.1946)
Signal Officer, Captain Coastal Forces (Channel), Commander-in-Chief Plymouth [HMS Drake]
(1946?)
-
(10.)1947
in charge of RN Signal School, Glenholt [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
01.12.1947
-
(05.1950)
HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda)
Dunlop,
Kenneth Samuel James

K.S.J. Dunlop
Son of late Engr R.Adm. Samuel Harrison Dunlop, CB, RN, and Hilda Jacobs.
Brother of R.Adm. Colin Charles Harrison Dunlop, CB, CBE, RN.
Married Joyce ...; ... children.
16.11.1920
Eastbourne district, Sussex
-
02.08.2013
West Horsley
Cadet (E) 01.05.1938
Midsh. (E) 01.05.1939
S.Lt. (E) 16.11.1941
A/Lt. (E) ?
Lt. (E) 01.1943, seniority 16.11.1941
Lt.Cdr. (E) 16.11.1949
Cdr. (E) 31.12.1952 (retd 08.05.1971)
Hon. Capt. (E) 08.05.1971
Mention in Despatches MID 20.11.1945 war patrols Far East 03-08.45
01.05.1939 - (08.)1942 engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham
26.08.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
1943 - (12.1943) submarine course, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) *
01.06.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Taciturn (submarine) (despatches)
... - ... ...
MIMechE.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dunlop,
Samuel Harrison

S.H. Dunlop
Son of late Charles and Charlotte Dunlop.
Married (22.11.1916, Christ Church, Lancaster-gate, London), Hilda Jacobs, daughter of E.G. Jacobs; two sons (R.Adm. Colin Charles Harrison Dunlop, CB, CBE, RN & Hon. Capt. Kenneth Samuel James Dunlop, RN).

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02.07.1884
-
25.05.1950
Rothesay, Argyll
...
...
Eng.R.Adm.
12.11.1938 (retd 1947)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40 [investiture 06.08.40]
Grand Officer, Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands) OON
25.11.1947
?
Education: Edinburgh University.
03.07.1906
 
 
direct entry cadet
1906
-
1909
various ships
1909
-
1910
Russia to qualify as interpreter
1910
-
1920
various ships
1920
-
1924
Portsmouth Dockyard [HMS Victory]
1924
-
1927
Dockyard Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
1927
-
1930
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
1930
-
1934
Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
27.11.1934
-
18.12.1940
Assistant Director of Dockyards, Admiralty [HMS President]
28.12.1937
-
12.11.1938
also: Naval ADC to HM the King
19.12.1940
-
(04.)1946
Deputy Director of Dockyards, Admiralty [HMS President]
MIMechE.
Published: Oil from coal, Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (1933)
Dunn,
Harold Stuart

H.S. Dunn

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14.12.1883
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
01.10.1941
(died of illness) [age 57]
[Yeovilton (St Bartholomew) Churchyard, Somerset, M.8]
Gnr. 09.01.1911
Cd.Gnr. 09.01.1921
Lt. 08.09.1928 (retd 14.12.1933)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 08.09.1936
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 17.07.1919 for valuable services in HMS Marlborough, 1st Battle Squadron
? - (01.1919) HMS Marlborough (battleship)
08.12.1921 - (08.1923) HMS Revenge (battleship) (for dagger instructional duties)
28.04.1924 - (05.1926) HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
(02.1927)     no appointment listed
07.02.1927 - (06.)1928 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
02.07.1928 - (06.)1933 an Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
26.08.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
17.09.1940 - 01.10.1941 plans division, HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
Dunsterville,
Edward Trevor Lloyd
"Dusty"

E.T.L. Dunsterville E.T.L. Dunsterville
E.T.L. Dunsterville
E.T.L. Dunsterville
E.T.L. Dunsterville
E.T.L. Dunsterville
Son of Maj. (later Col.) Herbert Dunsterville, RA. Married (1940) Justine Marcel (died 1990); one son, one daughter.

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25.01.1913
Jersey
-
30.07.2001
Henley
Midsh.
01.01.1931
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1933
S.Lt.
10.08.1934, seniority 01.09.1933
Lt.
01.10.1934
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1942
A/Cdr.
22.11.1944?
Cdr.
30.06.1946
Capt.
30.06.1951 (retd 07.07.1960)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Mention in Despatches MID
31.10.1944
Operation Crimson
Education: RN College Dartmouth
06.05.1930
-
(02.1931)
Midshipman, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
31.10.1931
-
(09.1932)
Midshipman, HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China Station)
04.05.1933
-
(01.1934)
promotion course, RN College Greenwich
15.09.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Blanche (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
02.12.1935
-
(02.1936)
signal course, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
28.12.1936
-
(07.1937)
Assistant to Fleet W/T Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship), later: HMS Warspite (battleship)]
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
07.03.1938
-
(04.1939)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
28.07.1939
-
23.05.1941
Signals Officer, HMS Kelly (destroyer) & for flotilla signals and W/T duties, 5th Destroyer Flotilla (sunk)
06.1941
-
(02.1943)
Signals and W/T Officer to Commander-in- Chief Mediterranean [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)]
21.04.1943
-
(12.1943)
staff, HM Signal School, nr Petersfield [HMS Mercury]
27.12.1943
-
(10.1944)
staff officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Renown (battleship)]
22.11.1944
-
(07.)1945
Fleet Communications Officer to Commander-in-Chief East Indies [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
1940s


Commander (Applications), Signals Research Establishment, Haslemere, Surrey
11.1949
-
1951
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Quoich (frigate) (Ceylon)
07.03.1952
-
(05.1953)
Deputy Director Signal Division (V/S and W/T), Admiralty [HMS President]
10.04.1954
- (01.1956) Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer (Air) Mediterranean and Flag Officer 2nd in Command, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS St Angelo]
(1957)


Commanding Officer, HMS Gambia (Suez Canal)
1959
-
1960
Director of Signals Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Joined Racal Electronics, becoming director of Racal Slough, 1959-1973. Local councillor for Maidenhead and Windsor, and as Chairman of Bisham Parish Council.
Durant,
Bryan Cecil

B.C. Durant
Only son of Francis Durant and Dulce, daughter of Fraser Baddeley. Married 1st (1939) Pamela (died
1963), younger daughter of Brig.­Gen. William Walter Seymour; three daughters (and one son decd). Married 2nd (1967) Rachel, daughter
of late Col Hon. David Bruce, and Hon. Mrs David Bruce.
17.06.1910
St George Hanover Square district, London / Middlesex
-
12.04.1983
[Bighton, near Alresford, Hants ?]
Midsh.
01.01.1930
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1932
S.Lt.
04.09.1933, seniority 01.03.1932
Lt.
26.03.1934, seniority 01.04.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1941
Cdr.
30.06.1945
Capt.
31.12.1951
R.Adm.
07.01.1961 (retd 05.06.1963)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1963
New Year 63

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
23.02.1954
Korea cease fire list
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45; suicide bomber attacks
Mention in Despatches MID
08.09.1942
Japanese air attack 05.04.42

Commendador Henriquina (Portuguese), 1960.

Education: Radley; RN College, Greenwich (1932-1933)
1929


entered RN
14.01.1930
-
(04.1930)
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.09.1930
-
(01.1932)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.05.1932
-
(09.1932)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.09.1933
-
(01.)1934
First Lieutenant, HMS Dee (fishery protection gunboat (trawler))
1935


Lieutenant, HMS Torrid (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
15.04.1935
-
(07.1935)
long  navigation course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
11.09.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (for navigating duties) (Home Fleet)
19.03.1936
-
(07.1937)
Navigating Officer, HMS Shoreham (escort vessel) (East Indies)
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
27.05.1938
-
(08.1938)
Navigating Officer, HMS Coventry (cruiser) (Portsmouth)
12.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
First Class Ship Course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
03.12.1938
-
(04.)1939
Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
31.07.1939
-
(08.1939)
Navigating Officer, HMS Broke (destroyer)
1939


HMS Ivanhoe (destroyer)
10.01.1940
-
05.04.1942
Navigating Officer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Atlantic and Indian Oceans including sinking of Bismarck; sunk by Japanese aircraft)
(08.1942)


HMS Afrikander IV (base, Durban, S Africa) *
12.1942
-
(07.)1945
Navigation Officer, HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier) (off North Norway, Sabang, Palembang, Okinawa and Japan)
(04.1946)


HMS President *
1947
-
1949
Fleet Navigation Officer and Staff Officer (Naval Servicing Craft) to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean
06.08.1949
-
(05.1950)
Executive Officer, HMS Implacable
02.1953
-
1954
Commanding Officer, HMS Cardigan Bay & SO 4th Frigate Squadron (Korean War)
1955
-
1957
Assistant Chief of Staff, Atlantic Command [HMS President]
1957
-
1959
Director Operations Division, Admiralty
1959


Captain of the Fleet, Home Fleet
07.07.1960
-
07.01.1961
Naval ADC to the Queen
07.04.1961
-
(02.)1963
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Far East Fleet [HMS Terror]
Director-General, Navy League, 1964-75. Liveryman, Fishmongers Co. DL Greater London, 19.05.1970-1978.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Durden,
Charles Legg

C.L. Durden (Photo courtesy of Mr Dave Lever) C.L. Durden (Photo courtesy of Mr Dave Lever)
C.L. Durden (Photo courtesy of Mr Dave Lever) 

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17.03.1892
Brighton, Sussex
-
(09?).1974
Gosport, Hampshire
Seaman
? [J1932]
Gnr.
13.06.1918
Cd.Gnr.
13.06.1928
Lt.
10.05.1940, seniority 31.12.1939 (retd 17.03.1942)



joined Royal Navy, Portsmouth Division; served War of 1914-1918
28.12.1921
-
(08.1923)
HMS Barham (battleship) (for dagger instructional duties)
13.10.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for dagger duties)
22.03.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Tiger (battlecruiser; seagoing gunnery firing ship) (borne additional for duty at Portland H.A. Base)
11.10.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(04.1930)
-
(01.1932)
no appointment listed
23.08.1932
-
(01.)1934
HMS Iron Duke (training ship) (for torpedo duties)
07.04.1934
-
(07.1935)
Captain of Turret, HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
27.01.1936
-
(10.)1938
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
29.11.1938
-
(04.)1940
HMS Ramillies (battleship)
05.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(08.1942)
-
(04.1944)
no appointment listed
07.05.1944
-
(06.)1944
HMS Hopetoun II (RN base, Port Edgar)
18.08.1944
-
 (07.1945)
HMS Orlando (parent ship, Greenock) (for dagger duties) *
(04.1946)


Gunnery Instructor, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)



reputed to have written a book on Naval Gunnery that was used as a textbook for some years
* Teaching the Russians how to use British guns supplied to them for the war effort.
Durell,
Henry Dumaresq

H.D. Durell (Photo courtesy of Mrs Penny Durell, via Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Frederick Oswald Durell Durell, and Sybil Harriette Elliot, of Guildford, Surrey. His maternal grandfather was Admiral of the Fleet the Hon. Sir Charles C.J.B. Elliot, KCB.
Married (14.04.1939, St Nicholas, Compton, Surrey South-Western district) Ruth Pearson, daughter of late C. Geoffry Pearson, of Edinburgh, and of Mrs Herbert Smith, of Kensington Court, London; one son.
14.07.1912
Eastbourne, East Sussex
-
20.07.1944
(KIA) [age 32]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 85, column 1]

Rememberd on Memorial in Portsmouth Cathedral in memory of the crew of HMS Isis.
Prob. Midsh. RNR
01.01.1931
Midsh. RNR
1933?, seniority 01.01.1931
A/S.Lt. RNR
04.06.1934
Prob. S.Lt. (Supplementary List)
11.04.1937
S.Lt. (Supplementary List)
24.03.1938, seniority 11.04.1937
Lt.
> 03.1938, < 06.1938, seniority 14.07.1936
A/Lt.Cdr.
14.07.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43: for service aboard HMS Tartar
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne (where he became the Chief Cadet Captain).
Joined New Zealand Shipping Company.



RNR training in HMS Valiant (30.09.1933-...), HMS Westcott (08.01.1934-...), HMS Drake (05.10.1935-...) & HMS Vanoc (16.11.1935-...)
11.04.1937
-
?
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
(07.1937)
-
(02.1938)
no appointment listed
05.04.1938
-
(09.)1939
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
08.11.1939
-
(01.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Tartar (destroyer) * (the evacuation of Norway, the expeditions to the Lofoten Islands and Spitzbergen, the Arctic convoys and the sinking of the Bismarck; rescue of survivors of HMS Mashona; Malta convoys) (despatches)
18.02.1943
-
23.10.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean, Sicily)
13.12.1943
-
20.07.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Isis (destroyer) (Anzio, Italy, Normandy; sunk off Normandy)
* (08.1942) - (02.1943) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Durell,
Philip James
P.J. Durell (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
01.09.1919
-
13.07.1989
... ...
S.Lt. 16.06.1939
Lt. 16.04.1941
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1949
Cdr. 31.12.1956 (retd)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1969 New Year 69
... - ... ...
07.1944 - (07.1945) Flotilla Torpedo Officer, 6th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Caesar (destroyer)]
... - ... ...
Durlacher,
[Sir] Laurence George
L.G. Durlacher
Son of late Frederick Henry Keeling Durlacher and V.M. Durlacher (née Hanson). Married (1934) Rimma, daughter of late R.V. Sass­Tissovsky; one son, one daughter.
Lived at Liss, Hants. (1945).
24.07.1904
Marylebone, London
-
16.01.1986
[Mougins, France ?]

A/S.Lt.
15.09.1924
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
30.04.1927
Lt.Cdr.
30.04.1935
Cdr.
30.06.1939
Capt.
31.12.1945
Cdre. 2nd cl.
?
Cdre. 1st cl.
1952
R.Adm.
07.01.1955
V.Adm.
07.07.1958
Adm.
12.04.1961 (retd 26.01.1962)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
30.12.1960
New Year 61
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
13.06.1957
HM's birthday
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
14.09.1943
North African Campaign
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
21.08.1945
bombardment Andaman Island 14.03.45
Mention in Despatches MID
20.04.1943
Operation Torch
Legionnaire of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
15.10.1946
?
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
01.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
07.01.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Sirdar (destroyer) (China)
14.02.1930
-
(04.1930)
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
06.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
signals course, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
17.12.1931
-
(01.1934)
Flag Lieutenant & Squadron Signal and W/T Officer, 3rd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Curacoa (cruiser), later HMS Delhi (cruiser)] (Mediterranean)
31.08.1934
-
(02.1936)
Executive Officer, HMS Valorous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
06.10.1936
-
01.1937
staff, Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
22.01.1937
-
(10.1938)
Signal Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) & Squadron Signal Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron (Mediterranean)
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
01.1940
-
(02.1941)
Executive Officer, Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
16.08.1941
-
(08.1942)
staff, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Mercury]
01.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
Fleet Signals Officer to Naval Commander Expeditionary Force, Algiers (later: Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean) [HMS Hannibal] (N Africa, Sicily and Italian Campaigns)
23.03.1944
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Volage (destroyer)
1945
-
1947
Admiralty:
10.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Deputy Director of Signal Division (V/S and W/T), Admiralty [HMS President]
07.08.1949
-
1950
Commanding Officer, HMS Saintes & SO 3rd Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
1950
-
1952
commanded Admiralty Signals and Radar Establishments
10.1952
-
1954
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station [HMS Terror]
24.01.1955
-
1957
Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Personal Services), Admiralty [HMS President]
1957
-
1958
Flag Officer Commanding Fifth Cruiser Squadron and Flag Officer Second-in-Command, Far East Station
02.1959
-
1962
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff [Fifth Sea Lord]
Durnford,
John Walter

J.W. Durnford
Son of Richard Durnford, CB, Hartley Wespall House, Basingstoke. Married (1936) Marie de Lancey, eldest daughter of Rupert Greene, Melbourne.

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25.10.1891
Kensington, London
-
07.02.1967
[London ?]
Midsh.
?
S.Lt.
29.02.1912
Lt.
28.02.1914
Lt.Cdr.
28.02.1922
Cdr.
31.12.1927
Capt.
30.06.1935
Cdre. 2nd cl.
?
R.Adm.
07.07.1944 (retd)
V.Adm. (retd)
13.07.1948
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1947
New Year 47
Special Cordon Order of the Cloud & Banner (China) C&B
24.06.1947
training Chinese seamen
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
15.05.1904


joined RN
1914
-
1918
served European War (HMS Argyll, HMS Shannon and Submarine P 39)
1919
-
1920
naval advisor to White Army, Russia
10.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Despatch (cruiser) (China)
07.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship) (for Fort Blockhouse)
18.02.1928
-
1930
lent to RAN:



Executive Officer, HMAS Adelaide



Executive Officer, HMAS Albatross



Executive Officer, HMAS Brisbane
27.04.1929
-
(04.1930)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Anzac (flotilla leader) & Commander (D)
08.09.1930
-
(09.1932)
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.01.1933
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Warwick (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
08.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (temporary)
14.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
Imperial Defence Course, Imperial Defence College
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
12.02.1937
-
1939
Flag Captain, HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) & Chief Staff Officer to Vice-Admiral-in-Charge, Malta
(04.1939)


no appointment listed
24.07.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Suffolk (cruiser)
(02.)1941
-
06.1942
Second Naval Member, Australian Commonwealth Naval Board [HMAS Cerberus] *
06.1942
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship)
11.10.1943
-
(06.1944)
Director, RN Staff College [HMS President]
12.12.1944
-
1947
Director of Naval Training, Admiralty [HMS President]
Governor: St Peter's, St Paul's and St Philip's Hospitals, 1950; Star and Garter Home, Richmond, 1952. Mayor of Chelsea, 1962-1963; Chairman, Chelsea Society, 1964-.
* Australian siurces state date of discharge as 26.07.1942
Durnford-Slater,
[Sir] Leonard Francis
"Robin"

J.E. Dyer

09.07.1902
-
28.06.1984
Liphook
... ...
S.Lt. 15.08.1922
Lt. 15.03.1924
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1932
Cdr. 30.06.1938
Capt. 31.12.1943
R.Adm. 08.01.1953
V.Adm. 12.07.1956
Adm. 28.07.1959 (retd 12.04.1961)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 13.06.1957 HM's birthday 57
... - ... ...
09.1939 - (10.1940) Executive Officer, HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
01.06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
08.1942 - 11.1943 Senior Officer, 42nd  & 7th Escort Groups:
24.08.1942 - (02).1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Weston (sloop)
02.04.1943 - 06.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Weston (sloop)
16.06.1943 - 30.11.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Pheasant (sloop)
23.12.1943 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Philante (armed yacht) & as Training Captain on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches Command
08.08.1944 - 01.02.1946 Deputy Director of Torpedoes and Mining (Bath), Admiralty [HMS President]
01.02.1946 - (04.1946) Deputy Director of Underwater Weapons (Bath), Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
Duval,
Henry Snaith

H.S. Duval
Son of Walter John and Caroline Augusta Duval husband of Betty Duval, of Forest Row, Sussex.
(03?).1911
Edmonton
-
07.05.1945
[age 34]
[Trincomalee War Camatery, Sri Lanka, 1.A.1]
...
...
Lt.
01.07.1935
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1943
...
-
...
...
12.1936
-
(04.)1939
HMS Protector (netlayer) (Mediterranean)
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
18.08.1939
-
(12.1939)
HMS Hebe (minesweeper)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
17.10.1940
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sutton (minesweeper)
31.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
08.02.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
?
-
07.05.1945
HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)
Dyer,
John Edwin

J.E. Dyer

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22.05.1906
Dulwich, Camberwell district, London
-
(03?).1975
Dover district, Kent
Seaman
? [J107324]
Boatsw.
01.07.1937
A/Lt.
24.08.1940
Lt.
02.1941, seniority 16.11.1938
Lt.Cdr.
16.11.1946 (retd 22.05.1952)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
07.03.1944
sinking of the Scharnhorst
01.01.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
(04.1940)


short course
17.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Elgin (minesweeper)
12.02.1942
-
(02.1943)
HMS Minos II, from 26.07.1942 HMS Mantis:
(08.1942)


Senior Officer, 5th MGB Flotilla
(1942)


Commanding Officer, MGB 21
(02.1943)


Senior Officer, 7th MGB Flotilla
03.05.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Saumarez (destroyer)
07.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Aphis (river gunboat)
06.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Miner VII
 
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