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Fairbairn, B.W.M.
to
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itzherbert, H.
Fitzmaurice, R.
to
Fyson, R.H.


 
R. Fitzmaurice   to   R.H. Fyson
Fitzmaurice,
Sir Raymond
R. Fitzmaurice
Son of late John Gerald Fitzmaurice, Barrister-at-law. Married 1st (1912) Evelyn Mary (died 1914), daughter of Charles Threlfall. Married 2nd (1919) Beatrice Mary,
daughter of late Adm. Sir Day H. Bosanquet, GCMG; one daughter.

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07.08.1878
-
25.10.1943
[Woking (St. John's) Crematorium]
Lt.
1901
Cdr.
1913
Capt.
30.06.1918 (retd 01.09.1929)
R.Adm. (retd)
01.09.1929
V.Adm. (retd)
31.07.1934
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
16.09.1939
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1916
blocking Rufiji river 10.11.14
Mention in Despatches MID
07.04.1942
3 submarines destroyed 12.41
Mention in Despatches MID
17.11.1942
ocean convoys 39-42
15.01.1893


entered RN
1913
-
1916
2nd in Command, HMS Chatham (present at operations in East Africa and Dardanelles (DSO))
1916
-
1918
Commanding Officer, HMS Espiègle
1918
-
1919
Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence
1919
-
1920
Naval Adviser to Sir Reginald Tower, High Commissioner of Dantzig
04.1921
-
04.1922
Commanding Officer, HMS Antrim
1922
-
1923
Commanding Officer, HMS Yarmouth (cruiser)
03.02.1923
-
(01.)1925
Director of Signal Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
1925
-
1926
Flag Captain and Chief Staff Officer HMS Resolution,
2nd Battle Squadron, and HMS Iron Duke, 3rd Battle Squadron
01.02.1927
-
1929
Vice-President Chemical Warfare Committee (London)
20.06.1929
-
(08.1929)
Naval ADC to the King
16.09.1939
-
25.10.1943
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
FitzRoy
[
also: Fitz-Roy],
[the Hon.] Robert Oliver;
2nd Viscount Daventry, cr. 1943 (since 1962)
R.O. FitzRoy
Elder son of late Captain Rt Hon. Edward Algernon Fitz Roy, MP and of 1st Viscountess Daventry, CBE;
succeeded mother, 1962. Married (1916) Grace Zoë (died 1978), daughter of late Claude Hume Campbell Guinness; three daughters
(and two daughters deceased).

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10.01.1893
Chelsea, London
-
19.01.1986
Kensington and Chelsea, London
...
...
Lt.
15.12.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1923
Cdr.
31.12.1928
Capt.
31.12.1936 (retd 08.03.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
16.01.1945
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
15.09.1905


joined RN
1914
-
1918
served European War
28.08.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
06.01.1927
-
(06.1928)
HM Yacht Victoria and Albert (Portsmouth)
30.07.1929
-
(04.)1930
Commanding Officer, HMS Crocus (sloop) (East Indies)
27.12.1930
-
(02.)1931
Executive Officer, HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
23.11.1931
-
(01.)1932
Commanding Officer, HMS Witch (destroyer) (China)
08.09.1932
-
(07.1935)
Executive Officer, HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
31.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
Executive Officer, HMS President IV (base defences, Mediterranean)
(02.1937)
-
(07.)1937
no appointment listed
09.10.1937
-
(02.)1938
Senior Officers'  War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
14.04.1938
-
21.08.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Hebe (minesweeper) & SO 1st Minesweeping Flotilla
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
15.04.1940
-
(06.)1943
Director Minesweeping Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
07.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) & from 06.1944 also Flag Captain, Home Fleet
1956-1957 High Sheriff Rutland
FitzRoy,
William Wentworth;
changed name by deed poll of 09.10.1958 to:: Stewart-FitzRoy
W.W. FitzRoy
Son of Capt. Frederick Henry FitzRoy and Eleanor Allan. Married 1st: Margaret Patricia Grant (26.04.1934) (died 1984); three sons, one daughter. Married 2nd: Evelyn Nichol (1988).
28.09.1907
-
23.10.1998
A/S.Lt. RNR
28.09.1928
S.Lt. RNR
13.10.1930, seniority 30.04.1930
Lt. RNR
25.03.1933
Lt. (Supplementary List)
30.04.1937, seniority 28.09.1931
Lt.
?, seniority 28.09.1931
Lt.Cdr.
28.09.1939
Cdr.
30.06.1946
Capt.
30.06.1952 (retd 07.01.1962)
Cdre.
< 07.1961
27.10.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Ardent (destroyer) (to complete 9 months' training)
01.05.1937
-
(08.1939)
HMS Warspite (battleship)
01.10.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Warspite (battleship)
09.01.1942
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Valorous (destroyer)
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
16.03.1943
-
(10.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Arrow (destroyer)
30.11.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS King Alfred (training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
26.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Comet (destroyer)
12.1949
-
(05.1950)
Executive Officer, HMS Belfast
09.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
(01.1956)


HMS President *
31.03.1959
-
(07.1961)
Commodore Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Singapore [HMS Terror]
07.01.1961
-
07.01.1962
Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Fitzroy-Williams,
David
D. Fitzroy-Williams
14.05.1922
-
10/11?.2012
... ...
S/Lt. 01.08.1941
Lt. 16.02.1943 (retd 14.06.1948)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 04.04.1944 Aegean operations, actions 16.10.43 [investiture 06.03.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 19.06.1945 action against E-boats 07.04.45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 06.07.1943 destruction U-boat 19.02.43
Mention in Despatches MID 19.12.1944 Coastal Forces action with 3 E-boats destroyed 18.09.44
... - ... ...
26.02.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Hursley (destroyer) (DSC, despatches)
23.11.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Faulknor (destroyer)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
02.09.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) (despatches)
01.1945 - (04.)1945 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
      HMS Rutherford (frigate) (Bar to DSC)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Fletcher,
George Maximilian
G.M. Fletcher

Married Muriel ... (predeceased him); one son, one daughter.
14.12.1916
-
08.12.2013
Eastbourne District General Hospital
... ...
Lt. (E) 16.08.1940
Lt.Cdr. (E) 16.08.1948
Cdr. (E) 31.12.1951 (retd)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
14.01.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Cochrane (for mechanical training establishment)
... - ... ...
Fletcher,
Leonard Bertram
L.B. Fletcher
One of nine children, probably of Charles Fletcher and Kate Hawkins.
Married (divorced 1964; she re-married 1968); two sons.
07.08.1918
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
09.08.1981
Winscombe, Bath district, Avon
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1942
S.Lt.
1943?, seniority 01.05.1942
Lt.
16.12.1942
Lt.Cdr.
16.12.1950 (retd 07.08.1966)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.03.1944
Operation Stonewall (operations in Western Channel, 12.43-01.44 [investiture 09.05.44]
1939-1945 Star 34|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & France & Germany clasp
Africa Star Afr St - -
British War Medal BWM 39|45 - -
UN Service Medal (Korea) UNSM Kor - -
GenSM - -

Ruban de L'Amitié from the President of South Vietnam for aiding and transporting refugees from Haighon to Saigon whilst serving on HMS Warrior in 1954 (not officially recognised, so cannot be worn)

Education: RN College, Greenwich
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
19.11.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Hotspur (destroyer)
30.03.1943
-
(06.)1943
HMS Diomede (cruiser)
07.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Enterprise (cruiser)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
26.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
Flight Deck Officer, HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
15.05.1947 - (05.)1949 HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn, nr Padstow, Cornwall)
04.05.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Mauritius (cruiser)
12.07.1951
-
(05.)1953
HMS Harrier (RN school of aircraft direction, Kete, Pembrokeshire)
30.07.1953
-
(01.1956)
HMS Warrior (aircraft carrier) (for aircraft direction duties, but 01.1956 shown as Commanding Officer) 
(01.1957)


HMS Ranpura (destroyer depot ship) * [stationed at Malta, 1956-1959]
(01.1959)
 
 
no appointment listed
11.05.1959
-
(07.1961)
Staff Movements Officer to Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
(02.1963)
-
(02.1964)
Department of Dockyards and Maintenance, Admiralty [HMS President] *
Re-employed by the Admiralty in Bath, doing the same job but as a civil servant. Did sea trials of ocean going tugs in 1968/69. He was doing an Open University degree in Economics/Politics. He died suddenly of a heart attack when he was away at a summer school.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Flynn,
Francis Cyril
F.C. Flynn

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13.08.1894
-
24.04.1975
... ...
Capt. 31.12.1937 (retd)
Cdre. 2nd cl. 15.03.1945?
... - ... ...
15.03.1945 - (07.1945) Naval Officer-in-Charge, Trincomalee [HMS Highflyer]
Foley *,
Charles Oliver
C.O. Foley (Photo courtesy of Mr James Bellchambers) C.O. Foley
* Changed name by deed poll of 12.09.1923 from:
Oliver Charles Dickron Deodat Seropian (a.k.a. Charles Dickran Oliver Déodat Séropian).
Only son (with one sister) Serope Biman Seropian (1865-1938), and Elizabeth Kathleen Foley (1864-1933), of Summer Hill, Nenagh, Ireland.
Married 1st (04.07.1919, All Souls, Hampstead; divorced 1927) Hilda Marion Glanfield (21.09.1894 - 1994?), elder daughter of Sir Robert Henry Glanfield (1862-1924), and Mabel Coles Baker (1868-1929), of Eaton Avenue, London NW.
Married 2nd (11.11.1928, Calcutta, India; divorced 1947) Helen Rosamund "Anna" Birch (30.05.1896 - 03.06.1985), daughter of John Henry Birch (1854-1933), and Margaret Elizabeth Dodson Wrenford (1865-1953).

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15.10.1894
Renagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
-
14.11.1962
Paddington district, London
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.06.1916
A/Lt. 15.10.1917
Lt. 08.03.1919, seniority 15.12.1917
26.10.1920, seniority 15.01.1918 (retd 09.11.1922)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.01.1926
A/Cdr. (retd) > 08.1942, < 02.1943
Cdr. (retd) 11.02.1946, seniority 03.09.1945 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 24.03.1919

for devotion to duty whilst serving in the submarine-hunting flotillas of the Northern Patrol Force

08.1914     entered RN
? - (01.1919) Admiralty [HMS President]
15.10.1939 - (08.)1942 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
10.08.1942 - 22.03.1943 HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (for command of RN Air Station Hastings)
22.03.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Spurwing (RN Air Station, Hastings, Sierra Leone)
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
04.1944 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, No. 14 Service Flying Training School, Aylmer, Ontario [HMS Canada]
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Forbes,
Sir Charles Morton
C.M. Forbes C.M. Forbes
 
2nd son of late James Forbes of Colombo, Ceylon, and Mount Grace, Potters Bar. Married 1st (1909) Agnes Millicent (died 1915), youngest daughter of late J.A. Ewen, JP, of Potters Bar. Married 2nd (1921) Marie Louise, daughter of late Axel Berndtson, Stockholm, Sweden; one daughter.

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22.11.1880
Colombo, Ceylon
-
28.08.1960
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1900?
S.Lt.
28.03.1901, seniority 15.01.1900
Lt.
04.11.1901, seniority 15.01.1901
Cdr.
1912
Capt.
30.06.1917
R.Adm.
05.10.1928
V.Adm.
21.01.1933
Adm.
19.08.1936
Adm. of the Fleet
08.05.1940 (half-pay 1944)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
03.06.1935
HM's birthday 35
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
03.06.1929
HM's birthday 29
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.09.1916
Battle of Jutland
Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
?
Education: Dollar Academy; Eastman's, Southsea
15.07.1894


entered Royal Navy
1914
-
1918
served European War (including Jutland) (DSO): Executive Officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Dardanelles)
1917
-
1919
Commanding Officer, HMS Galatea
1921
-
1923
Deputy Director, RN College, Greenwich
25.10.1924
-
(01.1925)
Flag Captain, HMS Iron Duke (battleship) & Chief Staff Officer to Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Station
24.06.1925
-
23.07.1925
Admiralty
23.07.1925
-
1928
Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
07.04.1928
-
05.10.1928
Naval ADC to the King
(08.1929)
-
(04.1930)
no appointment listed
01.08.1930
-
(02.)1931
Rear-Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Coventry (cruiser)]
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
01.03.1932
-
(01.)1934
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty: Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
23.04.1934
- (02.)1936 Vice-Admiral Commanding 1st Battle Squadron and Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Fleet
(02.1937)
-
(02.1938)
no appointment listed
12.04.1938
-
02.12.1940
Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship), from 01.01.1940 HMS Rodney (battleship), from 24.07.1940 HMS Nelson (battleship)]
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
01.05.1941
-
24.08.1943
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
Forbes,
Ian Dudley Stewart
I.D.S. Forbes

Youngest son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Lt.Col. James Stewart Forbes (1872-1957), and Feridah Frances Taylor (1883-1953).
Married 1st (10.06.1950; divorced 1960) Lady Penelope Anne Rous (31.07.1932 - ), daughter of John Anthony Alexander Rous, 4th Earl of Stradbroke (1903-1983), and Barbara Grosvenor (1901-1977); two daughters, one son.
Married 2nd (19.05.1961) Gunilla Ryman, daughter of Major Victor Ryman.

10.09.1919
-
04.08.1992
Cadet 01.01.1937
Midsh. 01.05.1937
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1939
S.Lt. 16.09.1939
Lt. 16.10.1940
Lt.Cdr. 16.10.1948
Cdr. 30.06.1954 (retd 01.01.1966)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.01.1946 lost off Sianpeng Island 02.42 [decoration posted]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - & clasp Burma
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
GenSM - & clasp SE Asia 45-46 & clasp Palestine 45-48
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M - -
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
... - ... ...
01.05.1939 - (08.)1939 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.01.1940 - 30.04.1940 HMS Bittern (sloop) [ship sunk by German aircraft at Namsos]
1940 - 1940 HMS Aurora (cruiser)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
15.01.1941 - 10.12.1941 HMS Prince of Wales (battleship) [ship sunk by Japanese aircraft off east coast of Malaya]
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
      in command of a group of 300 sailors & assistant beach master in the defence of Singapore
14.02.1942     on passage, HMS Grasshopper (gunboat) (DSC) [ship driven ashore by Japanese aircraft off Sianpeng Island, Sumatra]
02.1942 - 02.03.1942 HMS Stronghold (destroyer) [ship sunk by Japanese surface force south of Java]
03.1942 - 08.1945 POW in Japanese captivity (Maccasar & Java)
... - ... ...
Younger Brother of Trinity House.
Forbes,
John Hay
J.H. Forbes
Married (07.06.1930) Edith Sheilah De Crecy Steel, daughter of Reginald De Crecy Steel (died 07.01.1951).

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28.08.1906
Wandsworth, London
-
02.08.1940
(KIA) [age 33]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Midsh.
15.09.1924
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1927
S.Lt.
01.07.1927
Lt.
01.07.1929
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1937
Distinguished Service Order DSO
09.05.1940
successful submarine operations against the enemy [decoration presented to next-of-kin]
15.09.1924
-
(05.)1926
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President] (qualified as interpreter in French 06.1927)
16.04.1928
-
(06.1928)
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
15.04.1929
-
(08.)1930
HMS X 1 (submarine) (Mediterranean)
01.09.1930
-
(02.)1931
First Lieutenant, HMS H 31 (submarine) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Alecto]
26.04.1931
-
(01.)1932
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
22.04.1932
-
(05.)1933
First Lieutenant, HMS L 21 (submarine) [tender to HMS Lucia]
(06.1933)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.1933
-
(02.)1935
First Lieutenant, HMS Phoenix (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Medway]
(07.1935)
 
 
no appointment listed
14.12.1935
-
17.04.1937
Commanding Officer, HMS H 49 (submarine) [tender to HMS dolphin]
13.05.1937
-
(09.1939)
staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Drake]
12.09.1939


spare Commanding Officer for submarines
22.12.1939


spare Commanding Officer for submarines
31.01.1940
-
02.08.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Spearfish (submarine) [ship sunk by U-34 off Norway]
Ford,
Sir Wilbraham Tennyson Randle
W.T.R. Ford
Son of late Major C.W. Randle Ford, Bath.
Married (1924) Violet, daughter of G. Hurry; two sons.

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19.01.1880
St Helier, Jersey
-
16.01.1964
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
26.06.1902
Cdr.
?
Capt.
31.12.1920
R.Adm.
02.11.1932
V.Adm.
29.05.1937
Adm.
31.12.1941 (retd > 06.1944, < 07.1945)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
04.06.1934
HM's birthday 34
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
15.01.1894
 
 
entered RN
01.09.1922
-
(08.1923)
Commanding Officer, HMS Diligence
23.10.1924
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Calliope (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
29.03.1926
-
04.04.1926
Admiralty [HMS President]
05.04.1926
-
(05.)1926
Director of Physical Training and Sports, Admiralty [HMS President]
02.05.1927
-
(06.)1928
Commanding Officer, HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley) & Captain-in-Charge, Harwich
08.05.1929
-
(04.)1930
Commanding Officer, HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
20.06.1930
-
(01.)1932
Commanding Officer, Navigation School [HMS Dryad]
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
24.04.1933
-
(06.1933)
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
19.04.1934
-
(02.)1936
Rear-Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMS Canberra]
26.01.1937
-
(12.)1941
Vice-Admiral-in-Charge, Malta & Admiral Superintendent HM Dockyard, Malta [HMS St Angelo]
01.06.1942
-
1944
Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane]
(04.1944)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Fordyce *,
John
J. Fordyce  
Married; ... children (one son?).

* also known as: Dingwall-Fordyce, John Hall
03.12.1921
Steyning district, Hampshire
-
03.02.1978
Cadet
01.05.1939
Midsh.
01.09.1939
S.Lt.
01.04.1941
Lt.
16.12.1942 (retd < 04.1946)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1939
-
25.08.1939
HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser) 
26.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Enterprise (cruiser)
04.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Somali (destroyer)
15.07.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Farndale (destroyer)
(04.1944)
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed
Forrest,
Donald Alexander
D.A. Forrest (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Blundell)
D.A. Forrest (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Blundell)
Son of Harry Alexander & Marjorie Forrest.
Married; three sons.
04.06.1917
Orsett district, Essex
-
05.2008 still alive living nr. Chichester
Cadet
01.01.1935
Midsh.
01.01.1936
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1938
S.Lt.
1939?, seniority 01.05.1938
Lt.
16.05.1939
Lt.Cdr.
16.05.1947 (retd 21.01.1957)
01.01.1935
-
31.12.1935
special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1936
-
(02.)1938
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
02.05.1938
-
(10.1938)
promotion course, Portsmouth
21.01.1939
-
(09.)1939
HMS Inglefield (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
30.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Rosemary (sloop)
18.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Silverton (destroyer)
01.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
qualifying for signal duties, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Mercury]
05.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Resolution (battleship) (for signal duties)
(06.1943)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Ranchi (troopship under the Ministry of War Transport) *
12.1945
-
(04.1946)
on staff of Flag Officer Ceylon [HMS Lanka (RN base, Ceylon)]
15.12.1947
-
(05.)1949
HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal and radar establishment)
17.10.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Theseus (aircraft carrier)
04.01.1951
-
(05.1953)
Flag Lieutenant-Commander to Flag Officer (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
17.02.1954
-
(04.)1955
Staff Communications Officer on staff of Senior Naval Officer Northern Ireland [HMS Sea Eagle (joint anti-submarine school, Londonderry)]
20.06.1955
-
(01.1957)
HMS Mercury (signal school, East Meon, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Forrest,
[Sir] Ronald Stephen
H. Forrester
Son of Stephen Forrest, MD, and Maud M. McKinstry.
Married 1st (06.09.1947) Patricia (died 1966), eldest daughter of Dr and Mrs E.N. Russell; two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1967) June (née Weaver), widow of Lieut G. Perks, RN; one step son, one step daughter.
11.01.1923
-
25.03.2005
Stockland, near Honiton, Devon
Midsh.
01.09.1940
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1942
S.Lt.
16.06.1942
Lt.
16.12.1943
Lt.Cdr.
16.12.1951
Cdr.
1955
Capt.
1963
R.Adm.
07.01.1973 (retd 1975)
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
14.06.1975
Defence Services Secretary [investiture 22.07.75]
Mention in Despatches MID
31.10.1944
Operation Crimson (air strike & bombardment of Sabang 25.07.44)
Education: Belhaven Hill; RN College, Dartmouth
01.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS York (cruiser)
14.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
01.05.1942
-
(08.)1942
promotion course, Portsmouth
08.09.1942
-
(06.)1944
HMS Quilliam (destroyer)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
14.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HMS Active (destroyer)
12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Carnarvon Bay
...
-
...
...
1956


Commanding Officer, HMS Tozer
1958
-
1960
on loan to Pakistan Navy
1963


Joint Services Staff College
1964


Chief Staff Officer to Admiral Commanding Reserves
1966


commanded Dartmouth Training Squadron
1968


Director, Seaman Officers Appointments, Admiralty
1970


Commanding Officer, HMS London
1972
-
1975
Defence Services Secretary
President, Devon Co. Agricultural Association, 1990-1991. County Commissioner, St John Ambulance Brigade, Devon, 1976-1981, Commander, 1981-1987. Naval General Service Medal, 1949. KStJ 1987 (CStJ 1983). JP Honiton, 1978; DL Devon, 1985. Chevalier, Ordre du Mérite Agricole (France), 1990.
Forrester,
Henry
H. Forrester

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11.10.1887
-
09.03.1972
A/S.Lt.
30.09.1907?
S.Lt.
11.04.1908, seniority 30.09.1907
Lt.
01.04.1910
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1918 (retd 02.02.1920; own request)
Cdr. (retd)
11.10.1927 (reactivated 1939/40?)
A/Capt. (retd)
13.04.1943? (reverted to retd < 10.1943)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
25.07.1916
Auxiliary Patrol  ("Carried out dangerous patrol duties with marked ability")
Mention in Despatches MID
26.04.1918
operations on the Belgian coast
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG
17.05.1918
?
Officer, Military Order of Aviz (Portugal) Aviz
04.02.1921
?
Defence Medal DefM
?
?
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
?
?
15.01.1903
 
 
entered RN
World War I


Auxiliary Patrol
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
04.12.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Skirmisher (RN base, Milford Haven)
26.06.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
13.04.1943
-
(08.1943)
Chief Staff Officer (A) to Commodore (D) Western Approaches [HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)]
Forster,
Herbert Acheson
H.A. Forster

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20.06.1885
-
12.02.1975
... ...
Capt. 30.06.1926
R.Adm. 30.05.1937 (retd 1937)
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO 1925 ?
... - ... ...
1939 - 1942 Commanding Officer, HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man) & Naval Officer-in-Charge, Isle of Man
1942 - 1945 Naval Attaché, British Embassy, Buenos Aires
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Foster,
David John Lisle
"Tim"
D.J.L. Foster (Photo courtesy of Mr George Malcolmson)

Son (with one brother and one sister) of Edward Hugh Lisle Foster (1881-1959), and Sylvia Margaret Kemp (1880-1946).
Married ((03?).1958, Kensington district, London) Joan Russell (1920-), daughter (with one sister and one brother) of Hugh Sunderland Russell (1883-1961), and Christiana Maria Zierold (1884-1950).
(12?).1914
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
-
22.04.2011
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Farnham, Surrey
Cadet (E) 01.09.1932
Midsh. (E) 01.09.1933
S.Lt. (E) 1936?, seniority 01.11.1935
Lt. (E) 01.06.1937
Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.06.1945
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1949 (retd 23.04.1962)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.09.1941 war patrols 06-07.41 [investiture 17.02.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 19.12.1944 war patrols in Malacca Straits [investiture 18.05.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 sinking Italian submarine & trawler
... - ... ...
25.02.1938 - (09.)1939 HMS Galatea (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
27.11.1939 - (02.)1940 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
12.02.1940 - (08.)1940 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (and for service with submarines)
18.09.1940 - 20.01.1942 HMS Tigris (submarine) (DSC, despatches)
26.01.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Ambrose (base for 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee) (for submarines)
10.10.1942 - 08.04.1945 HMS Templar (submarine) (Bar to DSC)
15.04.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Alderney (submarine)
21.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship) (for duty with submarines)
... - ... ...
FIMechE, FIMarEST.
Foster,
Francis Henry
"Pinto"
F.H. Foster (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of ... Foster, and ... Forbes-Robertson.
06.06.1916
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
23.12.1974
RN Hospital, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon
Cadet 01.09.1933
Midsh. 01.05.1934
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1936
S.Lt. 16.01.1937
Lt. 01.06.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1946 (retd 20.06.1953)
Mention in Despatches MID 22.09.1942 Operation Harpoon
Mention in Despatches MID 27.04.1943 convoy JW51B 12.42
? PatrW 11.04.1944 Order of the Patriotic War 1st class (USSR): services to the USSR [award posted]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.09.1933 - (01.1934) cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
03.05.1934 - (07.1934) HMS Achilles (cruiser)
12.01.1935 - (02.1936) HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (East Indies)
04.01.1937 - (07.)1937 promotion course, Portsmouth
04.09.1937 - (10.1938) HMS Bulldog (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
01.1939 - (02.)1939 HMS Vanoc (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
07.03.1939 - (04.1940) HMS Cornwall (cruiser)
14.01.1941 - (02.1941) HMS Encounter (destroyer)
(12.1941)     signals course, HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield) *
11.04.1942 - (12.1942) Signal Officer, HMS Onslow (destroyer)
12.01.1943 - (12.1943) Flag Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral Commanding 10th Cruiser Squadron & Squadron Signal & W/T Officer [HMS Belfast]
24.03.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield)
23.10.1944 - (04.1946) Communications Officer, Navy Office, Wellington [HMNZS Cook]
23.04.1947 - (07.1948) Office of Admiral Commanding Reserves
14.02.1949 - (05.1950) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Foster,
James Paul
J.P. Foster

07.11.1916
-
(09?).1969
St Pancras district, London
...
...
S.Lt.
07.06.1938
Lt.
23.09.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
15.01.1945?
Lt.Cdr.
23.09.1947 (General List 01.01.1957) (retd)
...
-
...
...
22.06.1939
-
(08.)1939
HMS Bramble (minesweeper) (1st Minesweeping Flotilla)
1939
-
(12.1939)
HMS Hebe (minesweeper)
28.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Galatea (cruiser)
08.01.1941
-
(02.1941)
HMS Aberdonian (Coastal Forces depot ship, Fort William)
(12.1941)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed (POW?, wounded?)
15.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
observer, HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)
...
-
...
...
Foster,
Roy Bowmaker
R.B. Foster
Son of Harold T. Foster, and Charlotte A. Bowmaker.
Married Annie Nancy ...

(06?).1920
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland / Tyne and Wear
-
12.2004 still alive
Cadet 01.09.1937
Midsh. 01.09.1938
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1940
S.Lt. 01.10.1939
Lt. 16.04.1941
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1949 (retd 14.06.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 15.09.1942 4 Mediterranean war patrols, some destroyers etc. sunk [investiture 01.12.42]]
Mention in Despatches MID 09.10.1941 patrols Mediterranean, Italian destroyer & 2 tankers sunk
01.09.1937 - 31.08.1938 special entry cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet trainng cruiser)
01.09.1938 - (04.)1939 HMS Sheffield (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
01.05.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
(10.1940)     HMS Hood (battlecruiser) *
28.12.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Elfin (for submarines)
01.04.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Torbay (submarine)
22.03.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Turbulent (submarine)
27.11.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS H 50 (submarine)
(06.1943) - (12.1943) HMS P 512 (submarine) *
(04.1944) - (06.)1944 submarine Commanding Officer's course
06.1944 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Stockham (frigate)
1945 - (07.1945) navigation course
03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Manxman (minelayer)
09.03.1948 - (07.1948) Navigating Officer, HMS Mull of Kintyre
01.03.1949 - 18.04.1949 HMAS Cerberus II (additional; for passage to Australia per "Orcades") [on loan to RAN; exchange officer]
18.04.1949 - 02.1951 HMAS Cerberus (for quartermasters' school) [on loan to RAN; exchange officer]
02.1951 - 06.1951 HMAS Cerberus (for charge of petty officers' school) [on loan to RAN; exchange officer]
06.1951 - 04.07.1951 HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per "Oronsay") [on loan to RAN; exchange officer]
03.1953 - (05.)1953 HMS Bermuda
19.10.1953 - (07.1954) HMS Dryad (navigation and direction school, Portsmouth)
(04.1955)     HMS Dryad (navigation and direction school, Portsmouth) *
24.04.1955 - 14.08.1956 HMS Ocean
15.08.1956 - (01.1957) Staff Navigation Officer & Staff Officer Operations on staff of Flag Officer, Training Squadron, Home fleet [HMS Ocean]
Fothergill,
Christopher Henry
C.H. Fothergill
Son of Capt. Henry Maclean Fothergill, RN (1881-1963), and Lucie Bouverie-Pusey.
Married (06.02.1965) Linda Kathleen Browne, daughter of Claude Henry Browne and Vera Cecilia von Gratzy; two sons.
15.10.1921
-
12.2004 still alive
Cadet
01.01.1939
Midsh.
01.09.1939
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
16.08.1941
Lt.
16.02.1943
Lt.Cdr.
16.02.1951
Cdr.
30.06.1959 (retd)
Mention in Despatches MID
15.09.1942
rescue of 36 men from Ind. Hall
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.01.1939
-
(08.)1939
cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
01.09.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
25.09.1941
-
(01.)1943
HMS Witch (destroyer)
25.11.1943
-
30.12.1943
HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, NJ, USA) (miscellaneous [for commissioning of HMS Thornborough])
31.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Thornborough (frigate)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
15.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Triumph (aircraft carrier)
...
-
...
...
1959
-
1960
Commanding Officer, HMS Carysfort
Fothergill,
Henry Maclean
H.M. Fothergill (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Taylor)
Married (18.12.1920) Lucie Bouverie-Pusey; at least one son (Cdr. Christopher Henry Fothergill, RN).

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25.11.1881
Storrington, Sussex
-
31.10.1963
Midhurst, Sussex
...
...
A/Cdr.
02.1917
Cdr.
30.06.1917 (retd 01.01.1923; own request)
Capt. (retd)
25.11.1926 (reactivated 22.08.1939) (reverted to retd 01.10.1941) (reactivated 06.08.1942) (reverted to retd 30.10.1945)
Oder of St. Anne, 3rd class with swords (Russia) StAnne
1917
Battle of Jutland 05.16
China Medal 1900 ChM 00
?
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
?
?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
?
?
Victory Medal VM
?
?
Defence Medal DefM
?
?
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
?
?
15.01.1896
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
20.05.1914
-
06.1914
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (additional; for trials of HMS Kale (torpedo-boat destroyer))
02.06.1914
-
01.11.1920
HMS Marlborough (dreadnought battleship)
17.12.1920
-
02.1921
HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (additional; for unpaid time)
01.03.1921
-
03.1922
HMS Crescent (depot ship, Scapa Flow)
13.03.1922
-
06.1922
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouh) (additional; for technical course)
26.06.1922
-
01.01.1923
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unpaid time until discharge)
28.09.1938
-
26.10.1938
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (additional; for Naval Control Service at Haifa)
22.08.1939
-
01.01.1940

Consular Shipping Adviser (Naval Control Service duties) at Para (Brazil?)

02.01.1940
-
01.07.1941
Consular Shipping Adviser (Naval Control Service duties) at Santos, Brazil
01.07.1941
-
30.09.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional)
06.08.1942
-
30.06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Racer (minesweepers & anti-submarine base, Larne, Co. Antrim) & as Naval Officer-in-Charge, Larne
06.07.1945
-
29.10.1945
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for discharge; 04.09.1945 indicated as to be released Class A from 29.10.1945)
Foulerton,
Alexander Barclay Blood
A.B.B. Foulerton
Son of Alexander Grant Russell Foulerton, OBE, FRCS, DPH (1863-1931), and Jessie Blanche Wakeley (1866-?).

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04.03.1901
Paddington district, London
-
28.03.1968
Haslemere, Surrey
Midsh. 15.08.1917
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.01.1921
Lt. 15.08.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.08.1930 (retd 04.03.1946)
Cdr. (retd) 04.03.1946
? - (01.1919) HMS Colossus (battleship)
02.07.1923 - (01.)1925 HMS Flinders (surveying vessel)
27.04.1925 - 30.07.1927 temporary commission, RAF as Flying Officer
06.04.1926 - 31.08.1926 pilot,No. 405 Flight [HMS Columbine (RN base. Port Edgar)]
01.09.1926 - (07.)1927 pilot, No. 405 Flight FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Atlantic Fleet)
14.12.1927 - (04.)1930 HMS Iroquois (suveying vessel) (China)
(08.1930)     no appointment listed
15.09.1930     HMS President (for course in meteorology at Air Ministry)
11.10.1930 - (02.)1931 HMS Beaufort (surveying vessel) (in lieu of a specialist Navigating Officer)
18.12.1931 - (01.)1934 HMS Herald (surveying vessel) (China) (in lieu of a specialist Navigating Officer)
(07.1934) - (08.1934) no appointment listed
27.11.1934 - (02.)1936 Executive Officer, HMS Fitzroy (surveying vessel)
30.03.1936 - (01.)1937 Executive Officer, HMS Challenger (surveying vessel)
14.01.1937 - (08.)1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Kellett (surveying ship)
29.08.1938 - 04.03.1946 a Naval Assistant, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Estate bailiff.
Fovargue,
Stephen John
S.J. Fovargue
From Portsmouth.
25.05.1917
-
17.01.1999
Torridge, Devon
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1938
S.Lt.
29.04.1940, seniority 01.01.1939
Lt.
06.1940, seniority 01.11.1939
Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1947 (retd 30.03.1959)
Mention in Despatches MID
08.02.1944
war patrols Mediterranean
Krzyz Walecznych (Cross of the Valorous) (Poland) KW
21.10.1941
as liaison officer ORP Wilk

29.09.1938
-
27.08.1939
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
28.08.1939
-
(09.1939)
promotion course, Portsmouth
03.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Esk (destroyer)
?
-
24.10.1940
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Wilk (Polish submarine)
24.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Trident (submarine)
19.02.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Olympus
04.06.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Oberon (submarine) *
22.02.1943
-
(08.1943)
HMS P 53, renamed: HMS Ultor (submarine)
[indicated as highest officer aboard, so probably in command; possibly succeeded as such by Lt.G.E. Hunt, RN]
(10.1943)


Submarine Commanding Officers' course
22.11.1943
-
(04.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Varangian (submarine)
15.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Virulent (submarine)
19.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (for submarines; later for depot and for duty with submarines)
14.11.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Triumph
(05.1949)


no appointment listed
(05.1950)


HMS Terror **
07.08.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (for miscellaneous duties)
17.08.1954
-
(01.1956)
staff, Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
* (02.1943) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
**
indexed, but not listed as such
Fowke,
Michael Gustavus
M.G. Fowke
Son of Frederick Ferrers Conant Fowke, and Edith Frances Rawdon.
Married (15.02.1943)
Esmé Muriel Fitz-Gibbon (31.05.1904 - 11.1994), youngest daughter of Philip John Fitz-Gibbon (1859-1928), and Ruth Mary Hearn, and divorced wife of Cdr., later R.Adm. Clarence Dinsmore Howard-Johnston, CB, DSO, DSC, RN (1903-1996).
17.04.1919
St Marylebone district, London
-
08.04.1977
Bishops Towton, Barnstaple, Devon
Midsh.
01.01.1937
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1939
S.Lt.
01.05.1939
Lt.
16.07.1941
Lt.Cdr.
16.07.1949
Cdr.
30.06.1954 (retd 01.02.1963; own request)
Mention in Despatches MID
06.01.1942
attack on enemy convoy 2 Nov 41
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1944
Aegean operations Sept-Nov 43
01.01.1937
-
(02.1938) HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
07.02.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
02.01.1939
-
(04.1939)
promotion course, Portsmouth
31.07.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Wanderer (destroyer)
12.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HM MASB 53 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)]
(11.1941)


Commanding Officer, HM MGB 42 (motor gun boat)
30.12.1941
-
(12.1943)
HMS Pathfinder (destroyer)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
01.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Wakeful (destroyer)
03.08.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Howe
12.1952
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Chameleon
(01.1956)


HMS President *
30.01.1961
-
(07.1961)
Naval Equipment Division, Ship Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Fowke,
Thomas Randal
T.R. Fowke
16.04.1907
York, Yorkshire
-
23.09.2003
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
A/S.Lt. RNR
16.04.1928
S.Lt. RNR
02.11.1929
Lt. RNR
11.02.1933
Lt. (Supplementary List)
30.03.1937, seniority 16.04.1931
Lt.
1938?, seniority 16.04.1931
Lt.Cdr.
16.04.1939 (retd 16.04.1952)
A/Cdr.
07.1945?
15.06.1937
-
(07.1937)
HMS Neptune (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
03.08.1937
-
(08.1938)
HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (China)
09.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Folkestone (escort vessel) (China)
21.08.1939
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Saltash (minesweeper)
07.10.1941
-
(10.1943)
HMS Resolution (battleship)
11.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
09.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Wave (minesweeper)
07.1945
-
(04.1946)
Executive Offcer, HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)
(05.1950)


HMS Abercrombie *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Fowler,
John Harry
J.H. Fowler (Photo courtesy of Vanessa Fowler)
Married Joy Spencer Mcleod Venables (28.04.1921 - 28.02.1995); four daughters.
11.07.1919
-
25.12.1999

Dunfermline Burgh, Fife, Scotland
Midsh. RNR 01.12.1935
A/S.Lt. RNR 21.03.1938
S.Lt. 15.08.1938
Lt. 15.12.1939
Lt.Cdr. 15.12.1947 (retd 28.02.1958)
... - ... ...
13.05.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Matabele (destroyer)
02.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Valiant (battleship)
13.09.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Glengyle (landing ship, infantry (large))
20.10.1942 - (04.)1944 HMS Ramillies (battleship)
16.05.1944 - (10.1944) Commanding Officer, HMS Montgomery (destroyer)
(01.1945) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
10.04.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
... - ... ...
Fox,
Hubert Cornish

H.C. Fox (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sarah Smith)
H.C. Fox (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sarah Smith)
Son of Gerald Fox (1865-1947), and Beatrice ffoulkes Cornish-Bowden (born 1878).
Cousin of Cdr. (S) William Karslake Cornish-Bowden, RN, Lt. Edward John Cornish-Bowden, RN, and T/Lt. (E) John Ambrose Cornish-Bowden, RNVR.
Remained unmarried .
22.12.1911
Newton Abbot district, Devon
-
03.02.2000
Buckfastleigh, Devon
Cadet
01.05.1929
Midsh.
01.01.1930
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1932
S.Lt.
01.11.1932
Lt.
01.08.1934
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1942 (retd 1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
Force G, Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
27.04.1929
-
(01.)1932
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean & Atlantic Fleet)
01.05.1932
-
05.02.1933
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
06.02.1933
-
(06.)1933
promotion course, Portsmouth
10.10.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Danae (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
17.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
HMS Vesper (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
25.02.1936
-
(07.)1937
HMS Gallant (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
01.11.1937
-
(06.)1938
HMS Gallant (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(08.1938)


no appointment listed
02.09.1938
-
(10.)1938
First Lieutenant, HMS Whitehall (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
03.12.1938
-
(08.)1939
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich, Suffolk)
22.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Boadicea (destroyer)
(10.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
19.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Javelin (destroyer)
08.03.1942
-
(02.)1943
on staff of Flag Officer Commanding West Africa [HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)]
01.06.1943
-
(12.1943)
Executive Officer, HMS Ariadne (minelayer)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed (held some [unlisted] appointment in Force G for Operation Neptune, the invasion of Normandy)
08.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)
18.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ness (frigate)
Published: Marion Fox : quaker; a selection of her letters (ed.; 1951); Quaker Homespun. The life of Thomas Fox of Wellington, serge maker and banker, 1747-1821 (1958); Mabel Cornish - tribute to a nanny (1980; privately printed); African impressions : the author’s visits to West Africa in 1942, East Africa in 1962, South Africa and Swaziland in 1969 and East Africa again in 1974 : including the Universities Mission to Central Africa (1995); Quaker broadcloth : the story of Joseph and Mariana Fox and the cousinry at Wellington (1995); Spiceland Friends Meeting House : its historical background (1995); Woven from stone : the story of the Quantock weavers (1995); The story of William Cookworthy : maker of porcelain and man of peace (1995); Man of the sea : Vere Wight-Boycott (1995); Letters from sea (1996; autobiographical letters, 1929-1946)
Fox,
Noel Louis

N.L. Fox
1912 ?
-
1981
Point Clare, New South Wales, Australia
Sg.Lt.
19.09.1939
07.1940, seniority 19.09.1938
A/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
31.08.1942? *
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
? (emgcy)
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
HMS Mosquito, Dunkirk
* still 12.1943, no longer 04.1944
Education: MB; BS (BCh)
19.09.1939


joined the RN when he was undertaking postgraduate studies in England; entered for short service
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
?
-
01.06.1940
HMS Mosquito (river gunboat) (sunk off Dunkirk)
12.08.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Vanity (North Sea)
05.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Port Edgar)
31.08.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS President (for special & miscellaneous services) *
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
Royal Marine Infantry Training Centre, Lympstone
03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Royal Marine TB [= Training Barracks?], Sydney, NSW, Australia [HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* (12.1943) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Fox-Pitt,
Thomas Stanley Lane

T.S.L. Fox-Pitt
Son of William Augustus Lane Fox-Pitt, and Lily Ethel Payne.
Married (1930) Marjory Hope Barton; at least one daughter.

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27.10.1897 *
Chelsea, Greater London
-
15.10.1985
Okehampton, Devon

*
27.11.1897 according to Admiralty records
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.05.1917
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
29.05.1920, seniority 15.12.1918 (retd 03.11.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
15.12.1926
A/Cdr. (retd)
± 10.1943 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
14.11.1944
salvage U-852 BPeila 05.44
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne (1909-1911) & Dartford (1911-1914)
09.1910
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1922
served RN
joined the Colonial Administrative Service in Northern Rhodesia in 1927, stationed at Balovale, then part of Barotseland, as a cadet in 1928 and appointed District Officer in 1930
?
-
(03.)1940
HMS Afrikander VII (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa)
13.03.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser)
30.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Atmah (armed yacht)
03.08.1942
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Burwell (destroyer)
20.10.1942
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Landguard (escort) & from ± 10.1943 as Senior Officer Escort Group
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) *
(07.1945)


HMS Gombroon (RN base, Hombruz, Persian Gulf) *
Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Frame,
Charles Stephen
C.S. Frame (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Frame) C.S. Frame (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Frame)
C.S. Frame (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Frame)
Son of James Thomas Frame, Regimental Sergeant-Major Royal Horse Artillery, and Mary Williams, nurse.
Married (01.04.1939) Eda Cook, dental receptionist; two sons.
26.12.1911
Woolwich district, London
-
21.10.1994

Penzance district, Cornwall
A/Boatsw. 22.02.1939
Boatsw. 1940?, seniority 22.02.1939
A/Cd.Boatsw. 18.06.1945
Cd. Boatsw. = Sen.Cd.Boatsw. 01.10.1947
Lt. (Special Duties) 01.04.1951?
Lt.Cdr. (SD) 01.04.1959 (retd 26.12.1961)
(04.1939)     no appointment listed
25.04.1939 - (08.)1939 HMS Bandit (tug)
04.08.1939 - (09.)1939 HMS Mastiff (trawler, fishery protection)
(12.1939)     no appointment listed
28.12.1939 - (12.1941) HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley, Ipswich)
(02.1942) - (06.1944) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
30.11.1944 - (05.1946) HMS Ocean (aircraft carrier)
... - ... ...
France,
Charles Clement
C.C. France C.C. France
C.C. France (Photo courtesy of Mr Alistair France)
Son of Charles France, labourer [according to marriage certificate], and Eliza Alice France (1869?-1886), domestic servant [according to birth certificate, where no father is given].
Married (20.11.1910, St Philip The Apostle (Mission) Church, Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire) Lucy McDermott (1888-), daughter of Hugh McDermott, plasterer; two sons, one daughter.

04.01.1886
West Tadcaster, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
28.11.1949

General Hospital, Staincliffe, Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire
Ord.Sea. 24.05.1904 [SS 552, from 07.02.1907 ON 238487]
AB Sea. 10.09.1906
Tel. 20.11.1907
Ldg.Tel. 10.06.1908
PO Tel. 02.10.1910
A/Wt.Tel. 20.07.1917
Wt.Tel. 06.08.1918, seniority 20.07.1917
Cd.Tel. 20.07.1927
Tel.Lt. 23.08.1934 (retd 04.01.1936)
Tel.Lt.Cdr. (retd) 23.08.1942 (dispersed 05.03.1946) (reld 10.05.1946) (reverted to retd 11.05.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1936 New Year 36
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 02.11.1917 for services in submarines in enemy waters
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal DefM - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Jubilee Medal 1935 Jub M 35 - -
Entered the Navy 24.05.1904. He was a telegraphy specialist. Was serving in Vernon on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, but transferred to the submarine service in the following year (06.09.1915). And on 10.03.1917, he joined HMS K. 2. From July 1917 until March 1919, France served in the 13th Submarine Flotilla’s HMS Crescent. During the inter-war period he served aboard several battleships and cruisers but was also attached to the Titania, depot ship for the 4th Submarine Flotilla on the China station, during the China Emergency in 1927. Appointed to British Postal Service as wireless operator, 12.1935.
28.09.1938 - 04.10.1938 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for signal school; for ship fitting duties)
29.08.1939 - 12.10.1942 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne) (for wireless telegraphy fitting out duties) [04.09.1939-17.09.1939 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for refresher course)]
13.10.1942 - 26.10.1942 HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield) (additional)
27.10.1942 - 1945 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties: from ... 1942 for charge of Rinella Wireless Telegraphy Station)
1945 - 15.07.1945 HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield) (additional; for passage to UK & foreign service leave)
16.07.1945 - 01.02.1946 HMS Royal Albert (RN base, Berlin) (from 15.08.1945 on staff of Naval Party 1738, for control duties)
01.02.1946 - 05.03.1946 HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield) (additional; not to join)
Francis,
George Frank
G.F. Francis  

26.04.1903
Alton district, Hampshire
-
12.05.1996

Huntingdon district, Huntingdonshire
Mne. ? 27.04.1918 [20626]
Seaman ? [P/MX 47102]
Shipwr. 1st cl. ?
T/A/Wt.Shipwr. 11.04.1943
T/Wt.Shipwr. 1944?, seniority 11.04.1943
T/A/Cd.Shipwr. < 04.1946
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 26.09.1940 Narvik 04-06.40 [investiture 13.03.41]
27.04.1918     joined Royal Marine Light Infantry (Portsmouth Division)
(08.1942) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
02.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto, Italy) (for service at Bari)
05.02.1946 - (04.1946) Craft and Amphibious Material Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Francis,
Philip Stewart
P.S. Francis (Source: www.mishalov.com)
P.S. Francis (Photos: http://www.tai-mo-shan.co.uk)
P.S. Francis (Photos: http://www.tai-mo-shan.co.uk)
P.S. Francis (Photos: http://www.tai-mo-shan.co.uk)
P.S. Francis (Photos: http://www.tai-mo-shan.co.uk)
 
Married (1939) Ruth Elinor Stewart (née ...) (died 1994); one daughter (died 1971).

obituaries

08.04.1908
Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
-
17.09.2000
Yeovil, Somerset
Cadet
15.09.1925
Midsh.
15.05.1926
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1928
S.Lt.
16.04.1929
Lt.
16.06.1931
Lt.Cdr.
16.06.1939
Cdr.
31.12.1942 (retd 09.04.1956)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.06.1942
6 war patrols 09.41-04.42
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.12.1942
war patrols 04-08.42
Education: Horton School, Biggleswade; RN College, Dartmouth (1921-1925)
29.08.1925
-
(05.)1926
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
11.09.1926
-
(06.1928)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Duke and Duchess of York's visit to Australia)
04.1929
-
(08.)1929
promotion course, Portsmouth
1929
-
1930
motorcycle accident (hospital for 9 months)
[
(04.1930) no appointment listed]
01.09.1930
-
(10.)1930
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
29.12.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (China)
16.10.1931
-
(04.)1933
HMS Otus (submarine) (Hong Kong)
05.1933
-
05.1934
on half-pay: together with four other officers commissioned, financed and had privately built the yacht Tai Mo Shan & sailed it from Hong Kong to the UK (Dartmouth) for a year (05.1933-05.1934)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
02.07.1934
-
(02.)1935
First Lieutenant, HMS Rowena (destroyer) (Portland)
01.05.1935
-
(02.)1936
First Lieutenant, HMS H 33 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
23.04.1936
-
(02.)1937
First Lieutenant, HMS Grampus (submarine) [under construction] (and for duty Class I with submarines)
26.04.1937
-
(07.)1937
submarine commanding officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
11.12.1937
-
(10.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Spearfish (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
18.12.1938
-
(09.1939)
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
01.03.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Talisman (submarine) (Channel, Bay of Biscay)
05.1941
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Proteus (submarine) (Mediterranean)
1943?
-
1943?
Staff Officer (Operations), 1st Submarine Squadron [HMS Medway II] (Beirut) ?
06.05.1943
-
(10.1944)
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.05.1945
-
(04.)1946
Executive Officer [then Commanding Officer], HMS Ferret IV (base of Captain [then Commander] S/M Surrendered U-Boats, Lishally, Northern Ireland)
27.07.1946
-
1948
Commander S/M 4th Submarine Flotilla [HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)] (Far East)
26.04.1948
-
(05.)1949
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
13.06.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Osprey (RN base, Portland) (for miscellaneous duties)
1951?
-
1952?
Commander of Dockyard, Portland & Assistant King's Harbour Master [HMS Osprey]
11.07.1952
-
(05.1953)
directing staff, RN Tactical School, Woolwich [HMS President]
10.01.1954
-
(01.1956)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
Keen sportsman. Founder member of the Royal Naval Sailing Association, 1935. Retired to Dorset where he hunted regularly, farmed pigs and sailed his 30 ft sloop Peter Rabbit from Poole.
Francis,
Stanley
S. Francis

14.04.1904
Dorchester, Dorset
-
04.02.1992
South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
Seaman ? [J96715]
A/Mate 01.12.1926
Mate 1927?, seniority 01.12.1926
Lt. 01.02.1930
Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1938 (retd 1946?)
30.12.1926 - (07.1927) Mates courses for rank of Lieutenant
02.01.1928 - (06.)1928 HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
31.08.1928 - (02.)1931 HMS Vansittart (destroyer), from .... HMS Whitshed (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
27.07.1931 - (09.)1932 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
05.12.1932 - (06.)1933 qualifying for signal duties, HM Sigal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
18.12.1933 - (07.)1935 Signal Officer, HMS Douglas (submarine flotilla leader) (Mediterranean) (and for duty with submarines)
23.09.1935 - (02.)1936 Signal Officer, HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (and for flotilla duties, 1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
18.07.1936 - (02.)1939 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
10.02.1939 - (09.)1939 Executive Officer, HMS Sandwich (escort vessel) (China)
14.11.1939 - (12.1941) HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) (additional, for various services)
06.1942 - 08.)1942 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
27.11.1942 - (06.)1943 Staff Signal Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
07.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Mercury (signal school nr Petersfield)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Franklin,
George Alan
"Frankie"
G.A. Franklin G.A. Franklin
 
Son of ... Franklin, and ... McKenzie.
Married Pauline (née ...); one son, one daughter.
25.05.1918
Lambeth district, Greater London / London / Surrey
-
19.09.2006
Bristol Royal Infirmary
[age 88]
A/Gnr. (T)
30.01.1943
Gnr. (T)
1944, seniority 30.01.1943
A/Cd.Gnr. (T)
30.01.1946
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
29.04.1947, seniority 01.06.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1952
Lt.Cdr. RNR
06.06.1962, seniorty 26.09.1953 (retd 25.05.1977)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.06.1944
attack on U-boat 11.01.44
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
-
(06.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
06.07.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Wanderer (destroyer)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


HMS Finnisterre (destroyer) *
(04.1946)


promotion course, Portsmouth
...
-
...
...
06.06.1962
 
 
transferred, Permanent RNR
* indexed, but not listed as such
Franklin,
Harold Gordon Cooper
H.G.C. Franklin as a Mishipman, aboard HMS Majestic
Son of George Cooper Franklin, MBE, JP, LLD (Hon), FRCS (1846-1919), surgeon, and Lucy Hannah Denne.
Brother
of Bt.Col. George Denne Franklin (1877-1946), CIE, OBE, JP, Indian Medical Service, making him uncle of of S.Lt. (A) Lionel Cooper Franklin, RN and of Lt. Henry George Franklin, DSC and Bar, RNVR.
Married Helen E.C. Franklin (née ...).

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15.01.1885
Leicester
-
30.06.1957
Bideford district, Devon
A/S.Lt.
30.08.1904?
S.Lt.
25.08.1905, seniority 30.08.1904
Lt.
30.11.1906
Lt.Cdr.
30.11.1914
Cdr.
31.12.1917
Capt.
30.06.1925
R.Adm.
12.07.1936 (retd 13.07.1936)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
07.09.1939
Letter of Praise LoP
1944?
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
28.05.1946
?
15.01.1900
 
 
entered RN
(01.1919)
 
 
HMS Lion (battlecruiser)
10.1919
-
1920?
staff of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University
08.08.1922
-
(08.1923)
Executive Officer, HMS Barham (battleship)
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
08.03.1926
-
(05.1926)
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(02.1927)
 
 
no appointment listed
24.04.1927
-
(06.1928)
Commanding Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser (East Indies, temp. attached to China Station)
07.1929
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS Curacoa (cruiser) (Chatham)
26.03.1930
-
03.1932
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment, Admiralty [HMS President]
03.1932
-
05.1932
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
03.08.1932
-
10.10.1933
Commanding Officer, HMS Exeter (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
12.1933
-
01.1934
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
14.04.1934
-
27.04.1934
London Depot RAN
28.04.1934
-
04.06.1934
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria) (additional; for passage to Australia per "Mataroa")
05.06.1934
-
14.06.1936
Commanding Officer, HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria) & as Captain Superintendent of Training
15.06.1936
-
26.09.1936
London Depot RAN (additional; for passage to UK per "Cathay" & foreign service leave)
02.01.1936
-
12.07.1936
also: Naval ADC to the King
07.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet II]
03.1940


Convoy HX-22 (New Orleans - Liverpool) aboard steamer SS Counsellor (mined 08.03.1940, sunk next day)
26.07.1940
-
(08.)1942
staff, Commander-in-Chief Plymouth [HMS Drake]
01.08.1942
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Appledore (Combined Operations base & training establishment, Appledore) & Naval Officer-in-Charge, Appledore
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Franklin,
Lionel Cooper
L.C. Franklin (Photo courtesy of Mr Lionel A. Franklin) L.C. Franklin (Photo courtesy of Mr Lionel A. Franklin)
Son of Bt.Col. George Denne Franklin (1877-1946), CIE, OBE, JP, Indian Medical Service, and Ethel Janet Carver (1877-1964), of Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Brother of Lt. Henry George Franklin, DSC and Bar, RNVR.
Nephew of R.Adm. Harold Gordon Cooper Franklin, RN.
02.1920
-
13.04.1940
(KIA) [age 20]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 1, panel 3]
Midsh. (A)
16.01.1939
A/S.Lt. (A)
05.02.1940
Education: Uppingham School, Rutland
20.01.1939
-
(04.)1939
HMS Frobisher (cadet training ship, Portsmouth) (for training)
15.05.1939
-
(08.1939)
observers' course [HMS Excellent]
?
-
13.04.1940
771 Squadron FAA [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)]
[being lent to Bomber Command he took off from Wick in a Vickers Wellington Mk. I [L4339] of 38 Squadron RAF to reconnoitre Vaernes Airfield; last heard on W/T at 0004 14.04.1940, after which it is presumed it had crashed in the North Sea, 22 miles north of Whitby, Yorkshire]
Franks,
Robert Denys
R.D. Franks
Son of ... Franks, and ... Acklom.
Married Jane (predeceased him); three sons.

21.05.1912
Chelsea district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
05.03.2008
Dartmouth Hospital
[age 95]
...
...
Lt.
01.02.1934
Lt.Cdr.
01.02.1942
Cdr.
31.12.1946
Capt.
30.06.1952 (retd 1961)

CBE (OBE), DSO, DSC, MID (2x)

...
-
...
...
10.1937
-
1940
HMS Gipsy (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
26.02.1940
-
20.06.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Scimitar (destroyer)
14.10.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for duty with Naval Adviser Combined Operations HQ, Delhi)
(1943)
 
 
Mayu River Force Z
(06.1944)
-
(01.1945)
no appointment listed
(06.1944)


Staff ACNXF
13.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Obdurate (destroyer)
...
-
...
...
Frary,
Ernest [John]
E. Frary  
Married 1st ((03?).1915, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Edith M. Palmer (died); ... children (son Capt. Ernest John Frary, Middlesex Regiment).
Married 2nd
((09?).1942, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Beatrice Olive Jeram

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24.10.1885
Ipswich, Norfolk
-
16.04.1980
Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Gnr.
23.06.1915
Cd.Gnr.
23.06.1925
Lt.
17.06.1935 (retd 24.10.1935)
01.11.1915
 
 
entered RN
(1917)
 

 
HMS K 7 (submarine) [had Lord Mountbatten serving under him for two months]
18.12.1922
-
(08.)1923
HMS K 2 (submarine)
02.12.1923
-
(02.)1927
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for torpedo duties in submarines)
04.02.1927
-
(07.1927)
Torpedo Officer, HMS H 52 (submarine) [tender to HMS Maidstone]
(04.1928)
 
 
no appointment listed
11.04.1928
-
(08.1930)
Assistant Torpedo Officer, HMS barham (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
(02.1931)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.04.1931
-
(10.1940)
Minesweeping Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for mine and minesweeping equipment)
(02.1941)
-
(06.)1944
HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth, from 03.05.1941 Roedean School, Brighton) *
01.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
Minesweeping Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (as officer for mining and minesweeping equipment duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Fraser,
Sir Bruce Austin;
1st Baron Fraser of North Cape of Molesey, cr. 19.09.1946
B.A. Fraser


B.A. Fraser
B.A. Fraser (Imperial War Museum  IWM (A 24860))
B.A. Fraser
B.A. Fraser
B.A. Fraser
B.A. Fraser B.A. Fraser
B.A. Fraser B.A. Fraser
Younger son of Gen. Alexander Fraser, CB, late RE (1824-1898), and Monica Stores Smith.
Younger brother of Lt.Col. Cecil Fraser.
Unmarried.

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05.02.1888
Acton, London
-
12.02.1981
London
Midsh.
1904
A/S.Lt.
15.03.1907?
S.Lt.
11.04.1908, seniority 15.03.1907
Lt.
03.07.1909, seniority 15.03.1908
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1916
Cdr.
30.06.1919
Capt.
30.06.1926
R.Adm.
11.01.1938
V.Adm.
08.05.1940
A/Adm.
1943?
Adm.
07.02.1944
Adm. of the Fleet
22.10.1948 (half-pay 04.1952)
- Barony
19.09.1946
?
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
05.01.1944
sinking of Scharnhorst
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
02.01.1939
New Year 39
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
17.07.1919
HMS Resolution
Grand Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON
19.01.1943
services to Dutch navy
Order of Suvorov 1st class (Soviet Union) Suv
29.02.1944
sinking of Scharnhorst
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
?
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG
?
?
Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) StOlav
13.01.1948
services to Norway
Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark) Dnbg
?
visit to Denmark
Distinguished Service Medal (Navy) (USA) DSM
?
?
Education: Bradfield College; HMS Britannia (1902); RN College, Greenwich; Hon. DCL Oxon 1947; Hon. LLD Edinburgh 1953; Hon. LLD Wales.
15.09.1902


entered RN
1904


HMS Hannibal



HMS Prince George



HMS Lancaster (Mediterranean)



HMS Boadicea
1911
-
1912
qualified in gunnery, Gunnery School, Whale Island, Portsmouth [HMS Excellent]



advanced gunnery course, RN College, Greenwich
1914
-
1916
Gunnery Officer, HMS Minerva (cruiser) (Dardanelles and E Indies)
1916
-
1916
staff, Gunnery School, Portsmouth
1916
-
1919
Gunnery Officer [later also: Executive Officer], HMS Resolution (battleship)
1920
-
1920
Commanding Officer, of a detachment of 50 naval ratings in the Caspian Sea (captured and imprisoned by Bolsheviks, Russia)



Commander "G" at HMS Excellent
08.06.1922
-
1924
Torpedoes and Mining Department & for duty dith Director of N aval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
20.12.1924
-
1926
Fleet Gunnery Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Queen Elizabeth, later: HMS Warspite]
31.01.1927
-
24.12.1928
Head of Tactical Section, Admiralty
24.12.1928
-
(08.)1929
Head, Naval Staff of Tactical Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
06.09.1929
06.09.1929
-
-
(09.)1932
(01.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies Station), as:
Flag Captain & Chief of Staff to C-in-C East Indies
15.07.1933
-
(02.)1936
Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
22.05.1936
-
(07.)1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
1937
-
1938
Chief Staff Officer to R Adm (Henry) Bernard (Hughes) Rawlings, Admiral Commanding Aircraft Carriers
(02.1938)


no appointment lsited
01.04.1938
-
1939
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Warspite (battleship)]
01.03.1939
-
(05.)1942
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty: Third Sea Lord and Controller
28.06.1942
-
(02.)1943
Vice-Admiral Commanding 2nd Battle Squadron & Second-in-Command, Home Fleet [HMS Anson]
08.05.1943
-
14.06.1944
Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Duke of York (battleship)]
(in charge of Russian convoys and Battle of North Cape [sinking of the Scharnhorst], 26.12.1943)
01.08.1944
-
12.1944
Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet
12.1944
-
(04.)1946
Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet [HMS Howe (battleship), later: HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)]
(British signatory to Japanese surrender)



HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
05.1947
-
07.1948
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
06.09.1948
-
1951
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty: First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
27.04.1946
-
(07.)1948
First and Principal Naval ADC to the King
Hon. Freeman, Shipwrights' Co.
Literature: Kenneth Edwards, Sir Bruce Austin Fraser, GCB, KBE : Admiral in His Majesty's Fleet. In: Seven sailors (1945); John Winton, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fraser of North Cape, GCB, KBE, Royal Navy, 1888-1981. In: Men of war : great naval captains of World War II (1993); Richard Humble, Fraser of North Cape : the life of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fraser, 1888-1981 (1983)
Fraser,
David Alexander
"Frosty"
D.A. Fraser (Photo courtesy of Capt. David Barnes MM)

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14.09.1907
Woking, Guildford district, Surrey
-
01.11.1978
Southeast Hampshire
Cadet 01.1925
Midsh. 15.09.1925
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1928
S.Lt. 25.03.1929, seniority 16.09.1928
Lt. 16.11.1930
Lt.Cdr. 16.11.1938
1946, seniority 16.11.1940 * (retd 14.09.1952)
Cdr. (retd) 14.09.1952
Mention in Despatches MID 29.01.1946 escapes
Krzyz Walecznych (Cross of the Valorous) (Poland) KW 21.10.1941 as liaison officer ORP Orzel

* Set back in seniority as a result of a court-martial about the loss of HMS Oswald.

15.05.1921     entered RN
15.01.1925 - (07.1927) HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean) 
05.01.1928 - (06.1928) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
29.04.1929 - (08.)1929 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
30.10.1929 - (02.)1931 HMS L 26 (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean) [tender to HMS Douglas]
18.08.1931 - (01.)1932 First Lieutenant, HMS H 33 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Titania]
17.05.1932 - (05.)1933 HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship) (temporary)
04.05.1933 - (01.)1934 First Lieutenant, HMS L 26 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Mackay]
29.01.1934 - (11.1934) First Lieutenant, HMS Swordfish (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
24.01.1935 - (02.)1936 First Lieutenant, HMS Odin (submarine) (4th Submarine Flotilla) (China) [tender to HMS Medway]
14.12.1936 - (07.)1937 Commanding Officer, HMS L 23 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
28.12.1937 - (09.)1939 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.12.1939 - 20.01.1940 British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Orzel (Polish submarine)
02.1940 - 01.08.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Oswald (submarine) (ship rammed & taken POW) [backgound story]
1940 - 1945? prisoner of war in Italian / German captivity (c. 1942/43 Campo 5 at Gavi) (escape attempts)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
(1946)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
12.08.1947 - (07.1948) Commanding Officer, HMS Campania (escort carrier)
24.03.1949 - (05.1950) Commanding Officer, HMS Hartland Point (landing craft repair ship)
Executive Officer of HMS Worcester after retirement in the 1950s.
Fraser,
John Stewart Gordon
J.S.G. Fraser

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19.01.1883
-
03.11.1973
... ...
Capt. 31.12.1923
R.Adm. 26.08.1935 (retd)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE ? ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO ? ?
... - ... ...
01.05.1941 - 01.03.1944 Deputy Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Greenock [HMS Orlando]
01.03.1944 - (07.1945) Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Greenock [HMS Orlando]
Freedman,
Julius
J. Freedman
11.05.1917
-
10.1987
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
A/S.Lt. (A)
01.07.1939
S.Lt. (A)
14.03.1940
Lt. (A)
01.01.1942 (emgcy 03.07.1946)
A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
> 08.1943, < 12.1943
1938


joined Fleet Air Arm (qualified as a pilot)
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
(04.1940)


Fleet Air Arm
10.1940
-
(02.1941)
acting observer, 830 Squadron FAA [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
12.11.1941
-
(08.1942)
observer, 834 Squadron FAA [HMS Raven (RNAS Eastleigh, Southampton)]
01.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Jackdaw (RNAS, Crail, Fife)
01.01.1944
-
(04.1944)
HMS Macaw (training establishment, Wellbank, Cumberland)
25.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
Staff Officer (Air) and CGI, HMS Owl (RN Air Station Fearn, Ross-shire)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Fremantle,
Edmund Seymour Denis
J.S. Filleul
Married Edna Maud (died 27.05.2006, aged 93), widow of Capt. James Richard Lyddon, RAC (died 1940), and daughter of Albert John Tweed Cusselle, of Dartford, Kent.

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02.06.1904
Westhampnett district, Sussex
-
14.09.1980
Plymouth district
...
...
Lt.
15.06.1926
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1934 (retd 02.06.1949)
Cdr. (retd)
02.06.1949
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 11.05.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
28.06.1940
2nd Battle of Narvik
Mention in Despatches MID
11.09.1940
courage in recent engagements
...
-
...
...
09.01.1939
-
(04.1940)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
03.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for flotilla duties)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
17.05.1943
-
(07.1945)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)] (for observer duties)
(06.1944)


Royal Naval Beach Commando P
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
06.11.1946
-
(10.1947)
Commanding Officer, HMS Abercrombie (monitor)
04.05.1948
-
(07.)1948
Commanding Officer, HMS Apollo (minelayer)
17.08.1948
-
(05.)1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Manxman (minelayer)
French,
Edwin Michael
E.M. French (Photo: Dunedin Society)
Son of Horace Levick French and Dorothy Evelyn French.
12.12.1921
Thrapston district, Huntingdonshire / Northamptonshire
-
24.11.1941
[age 19]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 2]
Cadet
01.05.1939
Midsh.
01.09.1939
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
01.04.1941
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.05.1939
-
08.1939
cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
26.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Enterprise (cruiser)
04.10.1941
-
24.11.1941
HMS Dunedin (cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk by U-124 in South Atlantic]
Frewen,
Sir John Byng
J.B. Frewen
28.03.1911
-
28.08.1975
... ...
Lt. 01.12.1932
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1940
Cdr. 30.06.1945
Capt. 30.06.1950
R.Adm. 07.07.1959
V.Adm. 09.08.1962
Adm. 09.02.1966 (retd 1970)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB ? ? (KCB 1964; CB 1961)
1929     joined RN
... - ... ...
31.12.1940 - (08.1942) Navigating Officer, HMS London (cruiser)
26.01.1943 - (07.1945) Squadron Navigating Officer, 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron [HMS Formidable]
... - ... ...
      Chief of Staff to the C­in­C, Home Fleet, August 1959-April 1961; Flag Officer 2nd­in­Comd, Far East Station, 1961-1962; Vice­Chief of the Naval Staff, 1963-1965. C­in­C, Home Fleet and NATO C­in­C, Allied Forces, Eastern Atlantic, 1965-1967; Nato C­in­C, Channel, 1966-1967; C­in­C
Portsmouth, 1967-1969. Commander­in­Chief, Naval Home Command, 1969-1970. Principal Naval ADC to the Queen, 1968-1970.
Freyberg,
Geoffrey Herbert
G.H. Freyberg
Elder son of late Herbert Freyberg, FSI, and Mrs Freyberg, Gray's Inn Sq. Married (1909) Kathleen May (died 1959), youngest daughter of late H.J. Nicholls, Dolgelly, N. Wales; one son.

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08.07.1881
-
22.09.1966
[Bude, N. Cornwall ?]
Cadet
1895
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
16.12.1901, seniority 15.11.1900
Lt.
31.12.1902
Cdr.
30.06.1915 (retd 24.04.1926; own request)
Capt. (retd)
08.07.1926
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1940
New Year 40; for services afloat with Dover Naval Forces
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
31.07.1919
For valuable services as Navigating Officer of HMS Valiant
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Mention in Despatches MID
15.09.1916
Battle of Jutland
King George V Jubilee Medal, 1935
Education: Dragon School, Oxford; HMS Britanna and Dartmouth
15.07.1895
 
 
entered RN
(1900)


China War medal, 1900, when serving in HMS Undaunted
1914
-
1918
served with Grand Fleet throughout European War in HMS Colossus and Valiant (despatches for services at Jutland); took part in surrender of German Fleet, 1918
1919
-
1921
King's Harbour Master, Plymouth
15.05.1922
-
(01.1925)
a Naval Assistant, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
1926
-
1936
Master Attendant, Singapore, and Marine Adviser to Straits Settlements Government
01.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Hampton (auxiliary minelayer)
12.09.1940
-
1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Ausonia (heavy repair ship)
01.07.1942
-
15.05.1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Gosling (naval engineering training establishment, Risley, nr Warrington, Lancs)
A Younger Brother of Trinity House Corporation, 1921
Friedberger,
William Howard Dennis
W.H.D. Friedberger

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16.07.1896
Kensington, London
-
05.01.1963
Northampton

Lt.
15.08.1917
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1925
Cdr.
31.12.1931
Capt.
31.12.1939 (retd 08.01.1949)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
09.1945
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.09.1942
convoy Malta & air raids 05-06.42
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
15.05.1909
 
 
entered RN
01.03.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Mediterranean)
05.1927
-
(07.1927)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Captain (S) 1st Submarine Flotilla [HMS Conquest (cruiser)] (Mediterranean)
14.05.1929
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS L 14 (submarine) (in command of Group "M" Submarines in reserve at Portsmouth)
23.09.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (China)
15.05.1930
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS Odin (submarine) (China)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
23.07.1932
-
(01.1934)
staff, Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
23.10.1934
-
(02.1937)
Executive Officer, HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
31.05.1937
-
(07.1937)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship)]
21.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
course at Staff College, Camberley
09.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
staff, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.03.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
26.03.1941
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Welshman (minelayer)
20.05.1943
-
14.12.1943
Assistant Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
Deputy Director of Plans Division (Q), Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
09.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commodore Superintendent, Singapore [HMS Braganza]
10.07.1948
-
08.01.1949
Naval ADC to the King
Frodsham,
Neville Heathcote
N.H. Frodsham (Photo: HMS Hood Association)
Son of Harold Leslie and Hilda Frodsham (née Heathcote).
(03?).1921
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
24.05.1941
(KIA a/b HMS Hood) [age 20]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 2]
Cadet
01.05.1938
Midsh.
01.05.1939
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1941
01.05.1939
-
(04.1940)
Midshipman, HMS Neptune (cruiser)
06.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
promotion course, Portsmouth
1941
-
24.05.1941
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
Frost,
Harold Desmond
H.D. Frost  
Son of Harold Roy Frost, and of Charlotte Ellen Telford, of Bournemouth, Hampshire.
(09?).1918
Dorchester district, Dorset
-
08.01.1942
[age 23]
[Kilbride Old Churchyard, plot 2, grave 57]
Paym.Cadet
01.01.1937
Paym.Midsh.
01.01.1938
Paym.S.Lt.
01.11.1939
10.11.1937
-
(08.)1938
HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
17.09.1938
-
(02.)1939
HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship) (Mediterranean)
09.02.1939
-
(04.)1939
for duty in Admiral's Office of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Warspite (battleship)]
28.07.1939
-
(08.)1939
HMS Calypso (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
08.12.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Valiant (battleship)
04.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
for duty in office of Rear-Admiral/Vice­Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, aboard:
HMS Hood 10.08.1940 - (02.).1941
15.05.1941
-
08.01.1942
HMS Cardiff (cruiser)
Fuller,
Donald Hamilton
D.H. Fuller

Changed name by deed poll of 13.08.1949 to Donald Hamilton Connell-Fuller..

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26.11.1907
-
02.03.1975
... ...
Cdr. 30.06.1941
Capt. 31.12.1946 (retd)
... - ... ...
01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Formidable
... - ... ...
Fullerton,
Sir Eric John Arthur
E.J.A. Fullerton
Son of Admiral Sir John Reginal Thomas Fullerton, GCVO, CB, and Sarah C. Fullerton.
Married (1908) Hon. Dorothy Sibyl (1873-1962), 2nd daughter of 1st Lord Fisher; one daughter.

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20.11.1878
Hamble le Rice, South Stoneham, Hampshire
-
09.11.1962
Cadet
15.07.1892
Midsh.
15.03.1895
S.Lt.
15.09.1898
Lt.
31.08.1900
Cdr.
31.08.1910
Capt.
31.12.1914
Cdre. 2nd cl.
01.11.1923
R.Adm.
01.05.1926
V.Adm.
12.12.1930
Adm.
31.08.1935 (retd 01.01.1936; own request)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
11.03.1940-02.07.1940 &
21.07.1942-(1943)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1934
New Year 34
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1920
New Year 20
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.12.1915
*
* Was in charge of the two Monitors, and conducted the operations in the river with complete success (operations against the Königsberg).
Education: Cambridge University (MA (hon., 1915)
15.07.1892


entered RN (Naval Cadet)
17.08.1894
-
07.06.1897
HMS Ramillies (battleship)
08.06.1897
-
07.10.1897
HMS Mars
08.10.1897
-
04.10.1897
HMS Active
05.10.1899
-
30.05.1900
HMS Hermes
31.05.1900
-
05.10.1900
HM Yacht Victoria & Albert
06.10.1900
-
28.02.1902
HMS Crescent
01.03.1902
-
31.08.1903
HMS Victory (School of Gymnasia)
01.09.1903
-
31.08.1905
Inspector of Gymnasia [HMS Racer]
01.09.1905
-
17.01.1907
HMS Renown
18.01.1907
-
11.10.1908
HMS Queen
12.10.1908
-
11.01.1911
HM Yacht Victoria & Albert
12.01.1911
-
10.10.1912
Commanding Officer, HMS Triumph
11.10.1912
-
04.08.1914
HMS Racer
05.08.1914


in command monitors, Severn (05.08.1914), Humber, Mersey, during engagement with right flank German Army, off Belgian Coast, August to November 1914 (promoted Captain, December 1914, despatches)
1915


in command Inshore Operations against German cruiser Königsberg, Rufigi River, East Africa (despatches, DSO)
20.09.1916
-
13.12.1916
Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne
14.12.1916
-
23.12.1918
despatches for subsequent operations on coast of GEA; commanded battleship Orion (14.12.1916), Grand Fleet
24.12.1918
-
03.04.1921
in charge Naval Officers, Cambridge University
04.04.1921
-
31.07.1921
Senior Officers' Technical Course [HMS Victory]
01.08.1921
-
30.10.1923
Captain of the Fleet, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.11.1923
-
(01.)1925
Commodore Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
1925


ADC to King George V
(05.1926)


no appointment listed
01.04.1927
-
01.10.1929
Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty
18.10.1929
-
14.06.1932
Commander­in­Chief East Indies Station [HMS Effingham (cruiser)]
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
10.10.1932
-
11.06.1935
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Vivid, later HMS Drake]
11.03.1940
-
(04.1940)
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet II]
02.07.1940
-
1942
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Yarmouth [HMS Watchful]
21.07.1942
-
early 1943
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
Furse,
John Paul Wellington
J.P.W. Furse
Son of late Charles Furse, artist, and late Dame Katharine, GBE, RRC, Dir, WRNS. Married (1929) Cicely Rathbone; one son.
13.10.1904
Farnham
-
08.10.
1978
[Smarden, Kent ?]
Midsh.
15.09.1922
A/S.Lt. (E)
?
S.Lt. (E)
30.08.1925
Lt. (E)
30.05.1927
Lt.Cdr. (E)
30.05.1935
Cdr. (E)
31.12.1939
Capt. (E)
31.12.1948
R.Adm. (E)
19.09.1955 (retd 1959)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1958
New Year 58
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1946
wind up Far East

CEng; FIMechE; FLS

Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth; RN Engineering College, Keyham
15.09.1922
-
(01.1925)
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
20.10.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
14.11.1928
-
(02.1931)
engineer, HMS Olympus (submarine)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
27.05.1932
-
(09.1932)
engineer, HMS Colombo (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
21.12.1932
-
(01.1934)
staff, Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin]
10.09.1934
-
(07.1937)
Assistant Engineer to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin]
14.08.1937
-
(04.1939)
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) *
20.02.1940
-
(02.)1943
Assistant Naval Attaché, Europe and the Americas [HMS President]
20.05.1943
-
(06.1944)
Engineer Officer, 5th Submarine Flotilla [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship)]
27.09.1944
-
1946
Engineer Officer, 4th Submarine Flotilla [HMS Adament (submarine depot ship)]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
1947


Admiralty
25.03.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
22.08.1951
-
(05.1953)
Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral (E) Reserve Aircraft [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath, Angus)]
26.09.1955
-
1958
Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Admiralty [HMS President]
1958
-
1959
Director-General of the Aircraft Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Botanical expeditions in Turkey and Iran, 1960, 1962; Afghanistan, 1964, 1966. VMH 1965
Published: articles on flora of the Middle East
* (08.1939) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Fyson,
Richard Hugh
R.H. Fyson
R.H. Fyson

31.10.1917
Madras
-
01.10.2007
Cadet
01.09.1935
Midsh.
01.09.1936
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1938
S.Lt.
1939, seniority 01.05.1938
Lt.
1941, seniority 01.07.1939
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1947 (retd 05.10.1949; own request)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
07.08.1945
reconnaissance Lake Comacchio 03-04.45


01.09.1935
-
(02.1936)
special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
20.01.1937
-
(08.)1938
HMS London (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
05.09.1938
-
(04.)1939
promotion course, Portsmouth
(08.1939)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.02.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Warspite (battleship)
05.01.1942
-
(01.1942)
long navigation course [HMS Dryad]
04.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Shippigan (Bangor class minesweeper)
04.1943
-
(08.)1943
HMS James Cook (Combined Operations training establishment, Glen Caladh, nr Tignabruich)
09.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Quebec (Combined training centre, Inveraray), from late 1943 HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (for Combined Operations Pilotage Parties (COPP))
1943
-
1944
Officer Commanding, COPP 2
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
28.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Diadem (cruiser)
24.12.1947
-
(05.)1949
Moorings Officer, HM Dockyard, Devonport [HMS Drake]
 
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