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1939-1945

 

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Gordon,
James
H.E. Woolston (© Imperial War Museum (A 24454))
1882 ?
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
-
?
T/Wt.Mech. 29.01.1940
... - ... ...
12.10.1943 - (06.1944) HMS Barfield (boom defence vessel)
... - ... ...
Gordon,
John Hudson
A.G. Graham
Son of Captain (E) Harry Hudson Gordon, RN, and Aby May Gordon.
Husband of Joan Gordon.
1915 ?
-
08.01.1943
(MPK) [age 28]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 73, column 1]

Cadet 01.01.1932
Midsh. (E) 01.09.1932
A/S.Lt. (E) 01.01.1935
S.Lt. (E) 16.07.1935
Lt. (E) 16.07.1937
... - ... ...
05.1939 - (10.1940) Engineer Officer, HMS Pandora (submarine)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
05.02.1941 - (12.)1941 HMS Ambrose (base for 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee) (for submarines)
29.12.1941 - 08.01.1943 HMS P 311 (submarine) (ship missing Mediterranean)
Gordon,
Oliver Loudon

O.L. Gordon
Son of late W.M. Gordon, Brechin, Angus, Scotland. Married (1923), Aileen Mabel Marguerite Baker (died 1969); two sons.

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26.01.1896
Brechin, Angus, Scotland
-
30.01.1973
[St. Albans, Herts. ?]
Cadet 1909
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.04.1917
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1925
Cdr. 30.06.1931
Capt. 30.06.1939 (retd 1948)

Companion of the Order of the Bath

CB 22.01.1946 lost in action Surabaya 01.03.42

Member of the Royal Victorian Order

MVO 12.08.1934 HM Yacht Victoria and Albert
Education: Aldenham; RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
15.01.1909


entered RN
14.07.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
17.08.1926
-
(07.1927)
Navigating Officer, HMS Cambrian (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.10.1928
-
(02.1931)
Navigating Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
20.08.1931
-
(09.1932)
Assistant King's Harbour Master, HM's Dockyard Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
19.09.1932
-
(01.)1934
HM Yacht Victoria and Albert (Portsmouth)
17.08.1934
-
(07.1935)
Navigating Officer, HMS Revenge (battleship) & Squadron Navigating Officer, 1st Battle Squadron (Mediterranean)
17.08.1934
-
(02.1936)
Squadron Navigating Officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Valiant (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
14.01.1937
-
(02.1937)
tactical course, Portsmouth
01.06.1937
-
(04.1939)
Executive & Navigating Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship) (and as Master of the Fleet) (Mediterranean)
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
03.09.1939
-
(04.1940)
Assistant Director of Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.1940
-
(02.1941)
Flag Captain, HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral (D) Commanding Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas
03.1941
-
01.03.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Exeter (cruiser) (sunk)
01.03.1942
-
09.1945
prisoner of war in Japan
08.05.1946
-
1948
Commanding Officer, HMS Cleopatra (cruiser)
Published: Fight it out (1958; autobiography)
Gordon-Lennox,
[Sir] Alexander Henry Charles
A.H.C. Gordon-Lennox (© Imperial War Museum (A 13491)) A.H.C. Gordon-Lennox (© Imperial War Museum (A 13492))
A.H.C. Gordon-Lennox (© Imperial War Museum (A 13493)) A.H.C. Gordon-Lennox (© Imperial War Museum (A 13494))

 
09.04.1911
-
04.07.1987
Minstead, Midhurst, West Sussex
Midsh. 01.05.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1931
S.Lt. 01.05.1932
Lt. 31.05.1934
Lt.Cdr. 31.05.1942
Cdr. 31.12.1945
Capt. 31.12.1950
R.Adm. 07.01.1960 (retd 24.10.1962)
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO 01.01.1972 New Year 72

Companion of the Order of the Bath

CB 01.01.1962 New Year 62 [investiture 13.02.62]

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 01.12.1942 Operation EV [investiture 09.05.44]
Mention in Despatches MID 30.05.1944 North Russian convoy 02.44
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn 26.08.1947 service to Norwegians
... - ... ...
...     served as young officer in small ships in Far East and Home Fleet; communication specialist
      Served War of 1939-45 in Middle East, East Coast Convoys, Russian Convoys:
10.06.1942 - (12.1942) Flag Lieutenant-Commander to Rear Admiral (D) Commanding Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas & as Squadron Signal and W/T Officer [HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)] (DSO, despatches)
... - ... ...
      subsequently commanded HMS Surprise, HMS Mermaid and 2nd Frigate Sqdn, HMS Mercury and HMS Newcastle. Dep. Chief of  Supplies and Transport, 1959-62; President, RNC Greenwich, 1961-62
Gornall,
James Parrington
J.P. Gornall (© Imperial War Museum (A 21464))

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22.09.1899
Farnborough, Hampshire
-
13.11.1983
Lower Froyle, Hampshire
... ....
S.Lt. 15.07.1919
Lt. 15.10.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1928
Cdr. 31.12.1934
A/Capt. < 02.1941
Capt. 31.12.1941 (retd 08.01.1951)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 14.06.1945 HM's birthday [investiture 26.02.46]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.08.1944 Operation Shingle
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune
07.09.1917     entered RN
... - ... ...
20.08.1939 - 03.1941 Executive Officer, HMS Shropshire (cruiser)
03.1941 - 18.04.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Shropshire (cruiser)
08.1941 - (10.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)
10.01.1944 - 25.06.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Orion (cruiser) (DSO, despatches twice)
... - ... ...
Gosling,
Charles Grantham

C.G. Gosling
Residence: (1945)  Plymouth.
19.07.1907
St Germans district, Cornwall
-
16.01.1980
Bath district, Somerset
Midsh. (E)
15.09.1926
S.Lt. (E)
01.11.1928
A/Lt. (E)
07.08.1930
Lt. (E)
01.08.1930
Lt.Cdr. (E)
01.08.1938
Cdr. (E)
30.06.1942
Capt. (E)
31.12.1951 (retd 13.06.1959)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45 [investiture 10.07.45]
15.09.1926
-
(08.)1930
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
02.09.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Iron Duke (battleship; sea-going gunnery firing ship)
02.06.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
31.01.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for Mechanical Training Establishment)
26.06.1934
-
02.09.1935
HMS Galatea (cruiser) (and for duty with Commander Superintendent of Contract-built Ships)
03.09.1935
-
(02.)1937
HMS Galatea (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(07.1937)
 
 
no appointment listed
26.08.1937
-
(08.1939)
HMS Punjabi (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
(04.1940)
-
(12.1941)
RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake] *
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.09.1942
-
02.10.1944
HMS Dido (cruiser)
23.10.1944
-
(04.1946)
RN College, Eaton, Chester [HMS Britannia]
07.04.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS London (cruiser)
05.04.1949
-
(05.1949)
HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Torpoint) (for Newfoundland, for harbour training of stokers)
06.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
11.02.1952
-
(05.1953)
on staff of Flag Officer, Scotland [HMS Cochrane (Rosyth Maritime Headquarters)]
03.05.1954
-
(01.1956)
Commanding Officer, HMS Fisgard (artificers' training establishment, Torpoint)
01.01.1957
-
17.02.1957
an Assistant Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty [HMS President]
18.02.1957
-
(01.)1959
Director of Officer Appointments (Engineer Officers), Admiralty [HMS President]
Played rugby football for the Navy.
Gotto,
Mark Stanford

M.S. Gotto
Married Jane Chaffey Gotto (née Arnaud), three sons.
08.08.1919
-
22.07.2006

Paym.Cadet
01.01.1937
Paym.Midsh.
01.01.1938
Paym.S.Lt.
01.10.1939
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S)
01.06.1941
Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.06.1949 (retd 08.08.1966)
01.09.1937
-
(10.1938)
HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
16.01.1939
-
(04.)1939
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
28.07.1939
-
(12.1941)
HMS Caradoc (cruiser)
01.07.1942
-
(04.)1944
Captain's Secretary, HMS Gosling (training establishment, Risley, nr Warrington, Lancashire)
01.07.1944
-
(01.)1946
Captain's Secretary, HMS Speaker (escort carrier)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
20.04.1948
-
(05.)1949
DSO [= D... Supply Officer?], HMS Diadem (cruiser)
09.09.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Anson (battleship)
23.02.1953
-
(05.1953)
HMS Gamecock (RN Air Station, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warwickshire)
04.04.1955
-
(01.1957)
HMS Apollo (minelayer)
02.08.1960
-
(07.1961)
Fiscal Officer, Allied Forces Mediterranean, NATO
(02.1963)
-
(02.1964)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
1963/64?
-
1966
liaison to the Ghana Navy in Accra
Gotto,
Renfrew
R. Gotto (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) R. Gotto (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
R. Gotto (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Sidney Gotto (1873-1961), singer, and Gladys Price-Williams (1871-1927), of Worthing.
Married (08.04.1931, Claremont Church, Glasgow, Scotland) Lorna Anne Florence McEachran (06.08.1906 - 06.05.2000), only daughter of Mr & Mrs Neil A.L. McEachran, of Thontonhall, Lanarkshire; two sons, one daughter.

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01.12.1900
Hampstead, London
-
28.07.1982
West Suffolk Hospital (lately of Sparrow's House, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)
Midsh. 15.09.1917
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1920
S.Lt. 15.05.1921
A/Lt. 15.05.1923
Lt. 03.10.1923, seniority 15.10.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1930
Cdr. 31.12.1937
A/Capt. 03.04.1942?
Capt. 31.12.1942 (retd 08.07.1952)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 08.06.1950 HMS birthday 50 [investiture 07.11.51]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 07.06.1940 Dunkirk 06.40 [investiture 02.07.40]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 04.11.47]
Education: Wellesley House School, Broadstairs; RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.09.1914     entered RN
15.09.1914 - 1916 RN College, Osborne [tender HMS Racer (sloop)]
1916 - 1917 RN College, Dartmouth [tender HMS Pomone (light cruiser)]
26.09.1917 - 01.06.1919 HMS King George V (battleship)
01.06.1919 - 24.11.1919 HMS Venomous (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Woolwich]
24.11.1919 - 09.10.1920 HMS Marlborough (battleship)
09.10.1920 - 01.1921 HMS Orion (battleship)
15.01.1921 - 15.08.1922 HMS Valiant (battleship)
16.08.1922 - 30.09.1922 HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport)
01.10.1922 - 15.03.1923 course of instruction, Cambridge University (Gonville & Caius College) [HMS President (additional)]
16.03.1923 - 13.07.1923 HMS Excellent (additional; for courses for rank of Lt.)
14.07.1923 - 06.09.1923 HMS Victory (additional; for unemployed time)
07.09.1923 - 21.12.1925 HMS Volunteer (V&W class destroyer)
28.02.1926 - 01.05.1926 HMS Victory (additional; for unemployed time)
01.05.1926 - 05.05.1928 HMS Impregnable (training establishment, Devonport)
05.05.1928 - 09.1930 First Lieutenant, HMS Winchelsea (V&W class destroyer) (Mediterranean)
12.11.1930 - 14.11.1930 HMS Victory (additional; for unemployed time)
14.11.1930 - 07.1931 Commanding Officer, HMS Scythe (destroyer) (Irish waters)
07.1931 - 04.12.1931 Commanding Officer, HMS Sturdy (destroyer) (Irish waters)
(01.1932)     no appointment listed
05.02.1932 - (04.)1932 Commanding Officer, HMS Crescent (destroyer)
(05.1932) - (07.1932) no appointment listed
06.07.1932 - 10.1934 Commanding Officer, HMS Defender (D class destroyer)
(11.1934)     no appointment listed
07.01.1935 - (03.)1935 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
30.04.1935 - 25.01.1936 Commanding Officer, HMS Encounter (E class destroyer)
      HMS Worcester (destroyer) ?
(04.1936) - (05.1936) no appointment listed
11.05.1936 - (06.)1936 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Tactical School)
15.06.1936 - (01.)1938 First Lieutenant, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
08.01.1938 - (08.)1938 Executive Officer, HMS Colombo (light cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
09.09.1938 - (04.)1940 Executive Officer, HMS Ganges (boys' training establishment, Shotley)
(05.1940)     no appointment listed
(06.1940)     supervised departure of ships from Dunkirk harbour (DSO)
06.06.1940 - 02.04.1942 Executive Officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
03.04.1942 - 11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
01.02.1943 - 15.10.1943 Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty: for duty inside Admiralty as Duty Captain)
16.10.1943 - 30.09.1944 Senior Officer Assault Group S2 [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth), from 01.11.1943 HMS Odyssey (accounting base for Naval Parties)] (Operation Neptune (Normandy)) (Bar to DSO)
01.10.1944 - (10.1945) Captain (O) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(04.1946)     HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) *
06.01.1947 - (10.1947) Commanding Officer, HMS Bramble (Algerine class minesweeper)
27.04.1948 - (05.1949) Chief Staff Officer (Administration) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)] (CBE)
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
13.06.1950 - 20.07.1950 air courses
17.08.1950 - (05.1951) Commanding Officer, HMS Vengeance (Colossus class aircraft carrier) & Flag Captain, 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron
(05.1952)     no appointment listed
06.02.1952 - 07.07.1952 also: Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gould,
Philip Francis Stewart

P.F.S. Gould
Son of Lt.-Col. Philip Gould and Marie Agusta Gould (née Stewart), of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.
Husband of Mary Gould, of Shedfield, Hampshire.
(06?).1916
Eastbourne district, Sussex / East Sussex
-

28.04.1943
(KIA) [age 26] [Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia, II.F.27]
Cadet
01.09.1933
Midsh.
01.05.1934
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1936
S.Lt.
11.11.1937, seniority 01.08.1937
Lt.
01.05.1939

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.10.1941
attack Channel convoy 08.09.41

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
31.03.1942
attack battle cruisers 12.02.42
Mention in Despatches MID
05.07.1940
Dutch coast
Mention in Despatches MID
06.01.1942
attack enemy convoy 03.11.41
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1944
action Keliba & Cap Bon 27.04.43
03.05.1934
-
(02.1936) HMS Neptune (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
07.07.1936
-
(04.1939)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for Motor Torpedo Boats)
04.1939
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 16 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Vulcan]
16.10.1939
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 16 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Vulcan]
(09.1941)
-
(1942)
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 43 (motor gun boat)
12.03.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Mansfield (destroyer)
(1942?)


Senior Officer, 9th MGB Flotilla
23.11.1942
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 640 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS St. Christopher]
?
-
28.04.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 639 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 32nd MTB Flotilla
Gowan,
Henry Carty
H.C. Gowan
09.05.1915
-
09.03.2012
... ...
Lt. 09.03.1939
... ...
Cdr. 30.06.1952 (retd)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Sidon
... - ... ...
Gower,
John Ronald

J.R. Gower

Married Amy (née ...); two sons, two daughters.

 

07.04.1912
Nairobi
-
17.11.2007
Aldeburgh, Suffolk
...
...
Lt.
01.09.1935
Lt.Cdr.
01.09.1943
Cdr.
30.06.1946
Capt.
30.06.1953 (retd 28.08.1962)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
26.12.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 27.09.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
17.04.1945
minelaying & attack convoy Norway 01.45
Mention in Despatches MID
19.06.1945
Operation Hotbed
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1926)
...
-
...
...
(04.1940)
-
(06.)1940)
HMS Albury (Hunt class minesweeper) (Dunkirk) *
(1940)
 
 
HMS Mytilus (converted merchant ship)
11.11.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Bedouin (destroyer)
31.05.1942
-
(08.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Winchester (destroyer)
11.10.1943
-
24.06.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Swift (destroyer) (ship mined off Normandy)
15.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Orwell (destroyer)



course officer, RN College, Dartmouth; Executive Officer, HMS Devonshire (training cruiser); 1951-1953 Commander, RN College, Greenwich; 1954-1955 Director, Navy's PT School, Portsmouth; Commanding Officer, HMS Diana (destroyer); 1958-1960 Naval Attaché, Santiago196-1962 Commanding Officer, HMS Ganges
...
-
...
...
07.01.1962
-
07.07.1962
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gowlland,
Geoffrey

G. Gowlland (Photo from http://www.gowlland.me.uk/biographies.htm)

Son of Lt.Col. Edward Lake Gowlland, DSO, RAMC (1876-1942), a country doctor, and Dorothy Mary Thornhill (1877-1903).
Twin brother of Cdr. Langton Gowlland, RN.
Married 1st (24.11.1928, Knightsbridge, London) Dorothy Ellen Procter, of Vancouver (divorced 1942).
Married 2nd (1947) Margaret Linda White; one daughter.

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03.03.1903
Faversham, Kent
-
13.12.1988

Salisbury, Wiltshire
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1923
S.Lt.
30.01.1924
Lt.
30.01.1926
Lt.Cdr.
30.01.1934
Cdr.
30.06.1938 (retd 03.03.1953; age)
A/Capt.
30.04.1943? & 11.12.1948?
Education: preparatory school, Westgate (1911); RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (09.1916-1920)
(08.1923)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1925)
 
 
no appointment listed
04.11.1925
-
(05.1926)
HMS L 56 (submarine) (Mediterranean)
28.05.1927 -
(04.)1928
HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean) (for observer duties)
19.04.1928
-
(06.1928)
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet) (for observer duties)
08.04.1929
-
(08.)1929
HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet) (for observer duties)
12.1929
-
(04.)1930
HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet) (for observer duties)
16.06.1930
-
(10.1930)
photographic course, RAF School of Photography, Farnborough [HMS Victory]
(02.1931)
 
 
no appointment listed
20.02.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean) (for observer duties)
03.04.1933
-
(02.)1935
HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean) (for observer duties)
07.05.1935
-
(07.)1935
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
29.07.1935
-
(02.)1937
School of Naval Co-Operation, Lee-on-Solent [lent to RAF]
17.05.1937
-
(06.)1938
HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean) (for observer duties)
(08.1938)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.09.1938
-
(04.)1940
Naval Air Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.11.1940
-
(12.1941)
Executive Officer, HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)
(08.1942)
-
(02.1943)
no appointment listed
30.04.1943
-
(10.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Halesworth)
12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer (Air), East Indies [HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
24.03.1947
-
17.05.1948
Airfields and Carrier Requirements Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
18.05.1948
-
(07.)1948
Air Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.12.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS Bluejacket (depot ship, Bombay, India)
(05.1953)
 
 
HMS President *
Post-war a reverend.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gowlland,
Langton

L. Gowlland (Photo from http://www.gowlland.me.uk/biographies.htm) L. Gowlland (Photo from http://www.gowlland.me.uk/biographies.htm)
L. Gowlland (Photo from http://www.gowlland.me.uk/biographies.htm) L. Gowlland (Photo from http://www.gowlland.me.uk/biographies.htm)
 
Son of Lt.Col. Edward Lake Gowlland, DSO, RAMC (1876-1942), a country doctor, and Dorothy Mary Thornhill (1877-1903).
Twin brother of Capt. Geoffrey Gowlland, RN.
Married 1st (01.06.1929) Monica Reilly Collins (1905 - 06.11.1978); two daughters.
Married 2nd (1980) Audrey Vera Walter (née Lacey-Thompson).
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03.03.1903
Faversham, Kent
-

19.11.2002
Godalming, West Surrey district, Surrey
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1923
S.Lt.
30.12.1923
Lt.
30.07.1925
Lt.Cdr.
30.07.1933
Cdr.
30.06.1940 (retd 03.03.1953; age)
Education: preparatory school, Westgate (1911); RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (09.1916-1920)
(1920)


HMS Temeraire (training ship)
1922
 
 
HMS Raleigh (cruiser) (Bermuda Station)
(08.1923)
 
 
no appointment listed
29.12.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Mediterranean)
06.03.1926
-
(05.1926)
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
17.05.1927 -
(07.1927)
HMS Valkyrie (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
05.01.1928
-
(06.1928)
qualifying for torpedo duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Vernon]
25.05.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
12.03.1931
-
(06.)1933
Torpedo Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
17.09.1933
-
(07.1934)
instructor, HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
(02.1935)
 
 
lent to New Zealand Division RN
15.03.1935
-
(02.)1937
Torpedo Officer, HMNZS Dunedin (cruiser) [lent to New Zealand Division RN]
29.06.1937
-
(08.)1939
Torpedo Officer (also Electrical Officer & First Lieutenant), HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) & as Squadron Torpedo Officer, Aircraft Carriers (invalided home with a broken leg, late 1939)
12.03.1940
-
(04.1940)
Whitehead Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
(02.1941)
 
 
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
09.12.1941
-
(02.)1943
Executive Officer, HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (Cape town)
02.1943
-
(04.)1944
Executive Officer, HMS Birmingham (cruiser)



appointed to command 42nd Minesweeping Flotilla, but asked to be relieved because of his chronic seasickness
(06.1944)
-
(10.1944)
no appointment listed
10.01.1945
-
(04.1946)
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (serving at Bath & Whitehall)
01.03.1947
-
1948
Commanding Officer, HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (invalided home with serious skin problems) **
14.03.1949
-
(05.1949)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
(05.1950)
 
 
no appointment listed
Assistant Marine Superintendent for London and Oversea Freighters till 1968. Guide of the National Trust's Losely House near Guildford, Surrey.
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (07.1948) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Grace,
Humphrey Gilbert
H.G. Grace

Younger son of Lt.Col. Humphrey Gilbert Grace, Indian Army (1883-1953), and Helen McGregor Macdonald.
Married ((12?).1944, Westminster district, London) Iris Willeen Allan Wilson (23.11.1917 - 03.12.1986), younger daughter of Dr Wilson, MA, ChB, and Mrs M.P. Allan Wilson, of Rochdale, Lancashire; one daughter, two sons.
02.05.1919
New Zealand
-
28.04.1968
Surrey
Cadet 01.09.1936
Midsh. 01.05.1937
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1939
S.Lt. 01.03.1940, seniority 01.03.1939
Lt. 01.09.1940
Lt.Cdr. 01.09.1948 (retd 29.05.1959) (removed from retd 22.11.1961)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings 09.43)
... - ... ...
22.08.1939 - (08.)1942 HMS Vanoc (V class destroyer) (despatches)
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
03.11.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Quail (Q class destroyer) (despatches)
(02.1944) - (04.1944) no appointment listed
10.04.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Diomede (cruiser; boys' training ship, Devonport)
02.01.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Camperdown (Battle class destroyer)
... - ... ...
31.07.1952 - (01.1954) HMS Gambia
... - ... ...
Grace,
Norman Vere
N.V. Graham

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31.07.1894
Thornbury, Gloucestershire
-
20.02.1975
Amberley, Gloucestershire
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
?
30.11.1920, seniority 15.12.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1929
Capt.
30.06.1937 (retd 05.07.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
New Year 43
15.05.1907
 
 
entered RN
15.08.1924
-
(01.1925)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
13.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
29.04.1929
-
(01.1932)
Torpedo School, Portsmouth [HMS Vernon]
07.03.1932
-
(01.1934)
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.05.1934
-
(07.1935)
Commanding Officer, HMS Grimsby (sloop) (China)
(02.1936)


no appointment listed
16.07.1936
-
(07.1937)
Executive Officer, HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
29.12.1937
-
(02.1938)
HMS President (for miscellaneous service at Admiralty)
09.05.1938
-
(04.1940)
Deputy Director Torpedoes and Mining, Admiralty [HMS President]
18.08.1940
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Adventure (minelayer)
13.08.1942
-
(08.1943)
Chief of Staff to Rear-Admiral Commanding Iceland [HMS Baldur]
(10.1943)
-
(12.1943)
no appointment listed
01.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Berwick (cruiser)
19.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vernon (training establishment, Brighton)
02.01.1946
-
05.07.1946
Naval ADC to the King
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Deputy Lieutenant, 10.02.1960. Played First Class cricket, 1920-1927.
Graham,
Arthur George
A.G. Graham

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23.05.1891
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
23.01.1980
Seaman
? [237724]
A/Mate
22.06.1918
A/Lt.
? (retd 06.06.1922; own request)
Lt.
25.07.1922, seniority 22.05.1921
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
22.05.1929 (reverted to retd 1946?)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.11.1919
?
23.05.1891
 
 
entered RN
13.12.1918
-
(07.1919)
HMS Morris (destroyer)
10.1939
-
(02.1941)
Boom Defence Depot, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] (for command of group of drifters)
01.1942
-
(04.1946)
Boom Defence Officer, Boom Defence Depot, Gibraltar [HMS Cormorant]
Graham,
Cosmo Moray
C.M. Graham

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13.02.1887
Cape Codbury, South Africa
-
05.11.1946
[Wadhurst, Sussex?]
A/S.Lt.
30.09.1906?
S.Lt.
30.08.1907, seniority 30.09.1906
Lt.
01.04.1909
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1918
Cdr.
30.06.1923
Capt.
30.06.1930
Cdre. 2nd cl.
> 04.1940, < 01.1941
R.Adm.
15.01.1941 (retd 16.01.1941)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Mention in Despatches MID
01.12.1942
services Burma 12.41-05.42
15.01.1902
 
 
entered RN



served European War, 1914-1918
?
-
(01.1925)
aviation course for Commanders, Central Flying School, Upavon, Wilts. & RAF Base, Gosport
01.08.1926
-
(07.1927)
Executive Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
23.06.1928
-
(04.1930)
Naval Air Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.01.1931
-
(02.1931)
tactical course [HMS Victory]
13.03.1931
-
(01.1932)
Flag Captain, HMS Curacoa (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to Vice-Admiral Commanding 3rd Cruiser Squadron (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
03.08.1933
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Diomede (cruiser)
06.07.1936
-
01.01.1937 Admiralty
01.01.1937
- (10.1938)
Director of Naval Air Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.02.1939
-
(02.1941)
Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf & Commanding Officer, HMS Shoreham (escort vessel)
?
-
(1941)
East Indies
(12.1941)
-
(05.1942)
Burma [HMS Lanka]
15.10.1942
-
(07.1945)
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Humber [HMS Beaver]
Graham,
James
J. Graham
Son of James Graham, CBE, and Louisa Graham.
Brother of Cdr. R.R. Graham, RN.

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18.12.1898
["Ailsa", Singapore ?]
-
04.01.1980
Cadet
12.04.1917
Midsh.
1917?
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.02.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1928 (retd 1931)
Cdr. (retd)
18.12.1938 (reactivated 25.08.1939) (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45 [investiture 27.11.45]
Education: Charterhouse
12.04.1917


special entry cadet, RN College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
1917?


HMS Barham (battleship)
(08.1923)


no appointment listed
27.09.1923
-
(01.)1925
qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
06.1925
-
(05.1926)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
06.1927
-
(06.1928)
Gunnery Officer, 3rd Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Keppel (destroyer; flotilla leader) (China)
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
19.08.1929
-
(02.)1931
Gunnery Officer, HMS Calcutta (cruiser) & as Fleet Gunnery Officer, Africa Station
25.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS President III (accounting base, Bristol)
08.09.1941
-
(07.1945)
Executive & Gunnery Officer, HMS Cardiff (cruiser)
Graham,
Patrick Walter Willingdon
"Bill"

P.W.W. Graham
Youngest son of William Lovett Cameron Graham (1870-1915), and Marion Bethea Alexander (1883-), of Carfin, Lanarkshire.
Married ((06?).1947, Westminster district, London) Nadia Penelope Noel Gabe (25.12.1925 - 10.1989), only daughter of Sg.Cdr. Ivor Stanley Gabe (1886-1943), and Aida Levey (1904-1952).
26.02.1915
Bombay, India
-
31.05.1980
Winchester district, Hampshire
Cadet 01.05.1932
Midsh. 01.01.1933
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1935
S.Lt. 01.11.1935
Lt. 01.06.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1945
Cdr. 30.06.1949
Capt. 31.12.1954
R.Adm. 07.01.1964 (retd 27.08.1966)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1966 New Year 66 [investiture 15.02.66]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 17.04.1945 minelaying & attack of convoy Norway 01.45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
Mention in Despatches MID 30.01.1945 Operation Counterblast
Education: Cheam School; RN College, Dartmouth.
... - ... ...
22.04.1938 - (09.)1939 HMS Blanche (destroyer)
(12.1939)     no appointment listed
11.12.1939 - (03.)1940 qualifying for signal duties, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(04.1940) - (06.1940) no appointment listed
24.06.1940 - (08.)1941 Signals Officer, HMS Campbell (destroyer) (and for flotilla signals & W/T duties) (despatches)
09.08.1941 - (12.)1942 Flotilla Signals Officer on staff of Captain (Destroyers), Newfoundland [HMCS Avalon]
23.12.1942 - 05.1943 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) (for signal duties)
29.05.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services) (for (S) W/T & RDF duties)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
08.12.1943 - (01.)1945 Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron & Squadron Communications and W/T Officer [HMS Kent (despatches), then HMS Norfolk (DSC)]
07.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield)
... - ... ...
1957 - 1959 Commanding Officer, HMS Diana
... - ... ...
1960 - 1961 Chief of Staff, acting Commander Allied Naval Forces Northern Europe
22.04.1961 - 03.1963 Commanding Officer, HMS Tiger (cruiser)
1964 - 1966 Director of Naval Intelligence
Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Shipping.
Graham,
Quintin Dick
Q.D. Graham (© Imperial War Museum (A 23471)) Q.D. Graham (© Imperial War Museum (A 23472))
Son (with two brothers) of Ogilvie Blair Graham, DL (1865-1928), and Grace Cotteham Young (1862-1953), of Larchfield Lisburn, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Married ((03?).1929, Kensington district, London) Marcia Faulkner, daughter of William C. Faulkner, of Ardcloney, Victoria, Australia.

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04.07.1895
Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
-
20.09.1968
Titchfield, Gosport district, Hampshire
Midsh. 15.01.1913
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1915
S.Lt. 30.09.1915
Lt. 30.12.1916
Lt.Cdr. 30.12.1924
Cdr. 31.12.1930
Capt. 30.06.1937 (retd 05.07.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1943 New Year 43 [investiture 29.06.43]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 04.05.1943 Operation Torch 11.42 [investiture 29.06.43]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.10.1945 air strikes Okinawa etc. 03-04.45 [investiture 26.02.46]
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche 09.43
Polish Military Cross (21.10.1941 [decoration posted]) & Czech Military Cross (15.09.1942) (withdrawal of Polish & Czech forces from France in 1940)
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.05.1908     entered RN
11.02.1924 - (01.1925) HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
23.07.1926 - (07.1927) Torpedo Officer, 1st Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Montrose (flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
19.03.1929 - (04.1930) Torpedo Officer, HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)     no appointment listed
07.04.1931 - (09.1932) Squadron Torpedo Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron [HMS Hood (battlecruiser)] (Home Fleet)
14.12.1932 - (01.1934) HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (for Whitehead Department)
15.08.1934 - (07.1935) Executive Officer, HMS Valiant (battleship) (Home Fleet)
25.07.1935 - (02.1936) Commanding Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
25.07.1936 - (07.1937) RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.02.1938 - (04.1939) Commanding Officer, HMS Bridgewater (escort vessel) (Africa)
30.06.1939 - 14.05.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Arethusa (cruiser) [for some time also: Flag Captain & Chief Staff Officer 3rd Cruiser Squadron]
05.1941 - 13.08.1942 Chief of Staff to Rear-Admiral Commanding Iceland [HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland)]
10.09.1942 - 29.11.1942 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services):
(11.1942)     Senior Naval Officer-in-Charge Z Beach (landings in N Africa)
30.11.1942 - 01.09.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Unicorn (aircraft maintenance ship)
01.09.1943 - 01.11.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
02.01.1946 - 05.07.1946 also: Naval ADC to the King
Graham,
Robert Henry
"Robin"

R.H. Graham (Photo courtesy of Clifton College Archives) R.H. Graham (© Imperial War Museum (A 34627))
Youngest son of Walter Hill Graham, MBE (1882-1958), and Norah Margaret Humphrys (1880-1931), of Tywardreath, Cornwall.
Brother of Maj. John Walter Michael Graham, Glider Pilot Regiment.

Married (1953, Washington, DC, USA) Una McLeod Walker, youngest daughter of Harry Walker, and Mrs Walker, of Dunedin, New Zealand; two daughters, one son.

17.10.1917
-
29.01.2007
[Shalford?], West Surrey
Cadet 01.01.1935
Midsh. 01.01.1936
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1938
S.Lt. 21.02.1939, seniority 01.03.1938
Lt. 01.03.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr. 01.03.1947
Cdr. 30.06.1951
Capt. 31.12.1958 (retd 12.01.1968)

Member of the Royal Victorian Order, 4th class (later redesignated as Lieutenant, abbreviated LVO)

MVO 01.01.1957 New Year 57 [investiture 12.03.57]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 03.12.1940 sinking of Durbo & Lafole [investiture 15.07.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 25.01.1944 Operations Baytown & Ferdy (landings in Italy 09.43)
Mention in Despatches MID 27.06.1944 services Adriatic 10.43
Education: Clifton College (09.1928-12.1934; Hartnell's House, Brown's House).
01.01.1935 - 12.1935 special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1936 - (02.)1937 HMS Orion (Leander class cruiser)
07.04.1937 - (03.)1938 HMS Southampton (Southampton class cruiser)
02.05.1938 - (12.1938) promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
21.01.1939 - (04.)1941 HMS Gallant (G class destroyer) (DSC)
19.05.1941 - 08.1941 long navigation course [HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)]
29.08.1941 - 08.1942 Navigating Officer, HMS Roberts (Abercrombie class monitor)
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
20.01.1943 - 11.1944 Navigating Officer, HMS Troubridge (T class destroyer) (09.1943 on staff of Flag Officer Sicily [FOSY] for landings in Italy)
01.1945 - 03.1946 Navigating Officer, HMS Sussex (London class cruiser)
04.03.1946 - (07.1946) Staff Navigating Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief East Indies [HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)]
23.08.1948 - (05.)1949 HMS Vanguard
13.09.1949 - (05.)1951 Commanding Officer, HMS Redpole
09.1951 - (05.1953) on staff of British Joint Services Mission, Washington, DC [HMS Saker]
24.11.1953     tactical course
14.01.1954 - (07.1954) HMS Eagle
05.01.1955 - (01.)1956 HM Yacht Britannia
31.07.1956     joint services staff course
24.08.1956     HMCS Stadacona
(01.1957)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
07.10.1957 - (01.)1958 Fleet Navigating Officer (FNO), Mediterranean [HMS Phoenicia]
01.08.1958 - (01.)1959 Fleet Navigating Officer (FNO) & Fleet P... Officer (FPO), Mediterranean [HMS Phoenicia]
18.06.1959 - 1961 Deputy Director of Navigation and Direction (DDND), Admiralty [HMS President]
13.07.1961 - (04.)1963 Commanding Officer, HMS Protector
11.07.1963 - (04.1965) Chief Staff Officer to Commander, British Navy Staff, Washington, DC & in command HMS Saker & as Assistant Naval Attaché, Washington
1966 - 13.12.1967 Commanding Officer, HMS Fife
07.07.1967 - 07.01.1968 also Naval ADC to the Queen
With Ferranti Computer Systems, Bracknell (Berkshire) 1968-86.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Graham,
Robert Rule
R.R. Graham

Second son of James Graham, CBE, and Louisa Graham.
Brother of Cdr. J. Graham, RN.
Married (14.12.1935) Anne Armstrong, of Limpsfield, Surrey.

Of "Sarras", Hulham, Exmouth, Devon, and formerly of "Hop Gilberts", Woldingham, Surrey.

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27.12.1899
"Ailsa", Singapore
-
03.05.1940

(KIA) [age 40]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 34, column 1]
[comemmorated at Woldingham War Memorial at St. Agatha's Church, Woldingham, Surrey]
Cadet
15.06.1918
Midsh.
01.11.1918
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1921
S.Lt.
31.05.1921, seniority 15.01.1921
A/Lt.
20.08.1922
Lt.
22.10.1923, seniority 15.10.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1930
Cdr.
31.12.1934
RAF:

F/O
16.06.1924
F/Lt.
01.07.1928
Sqd.Ldr.
01.07.1933
W/Cdr.
01.07.1937
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.02.1940
Battle of the River Plate
Order of Naval Merit (Spain) ONM
06.11.1929
rescue crew of flying boat *

* For helping to rescue four men including Major Ramon Franco, the son of General Franco, from their downed flying boat.

Education: Charterhouse
14.06.1918
-
16.10.1918
special entry cadet (8th Entry), RN College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
01.11.1918
-
01.02.1919
HMS Glorious (cruiser)
01.02.1919
-
(03.)1921
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
(03.)1921
-
09.1922
HMS Spear (torpedo-boat destroyer)
10.1922
-
(08.)1923
short course of instruction for junior officers, Cambridge
10.1923
-
05.1924
HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)
16.06.1924
-
11.11.1924
pilots'' course, No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon [attached to RAF]
12.11.1924
-
(06.)1925
pilots' course, RAF Base, Gosport [attached to RAF]
13.06.1925
-
(06.)1928
No. 461 Flight, FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Atlantic Fleet) [attached to RAF]
10.08.1928
-
14.04.1930
Flight Commander, No. 460 Flight, FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
22.04.1930
-
(01.)1932
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
21.04.1932
-
02.04.1933
Flight Commander, No. 401 Flight, FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
03.04.1933
-
07.05.1933
Commanding Officer, 801 Squadron FAA (Netheravon)
08.05.1933
-
28.07.1933
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
29.07.1933
-
23.10.1933
...  [attached to RAF]
24.10.1933
-
14.12.1934
Commanding Officer, Fighter Squadron 803, FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (China) [attached to RAF]
15.12.1934
-
03.1935
Commanding Officer, Spotter/Reconnaissance (S/R) Squadron 825, FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (China) [attached to RAF]
03.1935
-
08.06.1935
Commanding Officer, S/R Squadron 825, FAA [RAF Station Halfar, HMS St Angelo] [attached to RAF]
24.09.1935
-
29.03.1936
Squadron Commander, Torpedo/Bomber (T/B) Squadron 811, FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
30.04.1936
-
(01.)1937
Naval Air Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.01.1937
-
(07.1937)
HMS President (lent to Air Ministry) (Department of
Research and Development) (seconded to Handley Page to help them develop the wing leading edge slot)
(02.1938)
-
(10.1938)
Air Ministry (Department of Research and Development)
01.02.1939
-
04.1940
Executive Officer, HMS Exeter (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
04.1940
06.04.1940?
-
03.05.1940
HMS Woolwich (destroyer) [attached to French destroyer Bison as liaison officer] (Namsos campaign, Norway)
He was a keen and able ornithologist - wrote a paper in 1930 on the unique feathers of the owl's wing.
Grant,
John William
J.W. Grant (© Imperial War Museum (A 8683)) J.W. Grant (© Imperial War Museum (A 8682))

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02.02.1902
Aldershot, Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
22.01.1988
Midsh. 01.05.1918
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1921
S.Lt. 15.05.1922
Lt. 15.03.1924
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1932
Cdr. 30.06.1939
Capt. 31.12.1943 (retd 08.07.1953)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 09.06.1942 air attack Malta & en route Gibraltar [investiture 03.11.42]
Mention in Despatches MID 24.02.1942 Force K action with enemy convoy 09.11.41
Mention in Despatches MID 13.03.1945 assault Normandy 06-11.44
01.05.1918 - (10.)1920 HMS Revenge
01.10.1920 - (12.1920) HMS Vidette
05.01.1921 - (10.1921) HMS Royal Oak (battleship)
04.01.1922 - (04.)1922 HMS Whirlwind (torpedo-boat destroyer)
(06.1922)     HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
27.01.1923 - (08.1923) First Lieutenant, HMS Cockchafer (river gunboat)
15.03.1924 - (01.)1925 First Lieutenant, HMS Cockchafer (river gunboat) (China)
(03.1925)     no appointment listed
22.10.1925 - (05.1926) HMS Curlew (cruiser) (North America and West Indies)
17.01.1927 - (07.)1928 HMS Cairo (cruiser) (North America and West Indies)
07.12.1928 - (10.1930) HMS Ganges (RN base, Harwich)
(01.1931)     no appointment listed
02.01.1931 - (01.)1933 Executive Officer, HMS Watchman (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
07.02.1933 - (10.1935) HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(01.1936)     no appointment listed
08.01.1936 - (10.)1937 HMS Frobisher (cruiser; cadet training cruiser)
30.10.1937 - (06.)1938 HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Home Fleet)
07.1938 - (07.)1939 HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet) [ship commissioned 21.10.1938]
17.07.1939 - (04.)1941 Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
21.05.1941 - (08.)1943 Executive Officer, HMS Penelope (cruiser)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
30.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services):
(06.1944) - (11.1944) Staff Flag Officer British Assault Area (Normandy, NW Europe)
01.1945 - 11.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Searcher (escort carrier)
(04.1946) - (07.1946) no appointment listed
02.12.1946 - (04.)1947 Commanding Officer, RN Camp, St Budeaux [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
(10.1947) - (10.1948) no appointment listed
15.12.1948 - (05.1950) Commanding Officer, HMS Hornbill (RN Air Station, Culham, Berkshire)
(05.1951)     no appointment listed
06.06.1951 - (05.1952) Commanding Officer, HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier)
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
08.01.1953 - 08.07.1953 also: Naval ADC to the Queen
Grant,
Leslie Alexander Stuart
L.A.s. Grant L.A.S. Grant (© Imperial War Museum (A 14619))
L.A.S. Grant (© Imperial War Museum (A 14618))

Son (with one sister) of Lt.Col. Leslie Renwick Grant (1893-1974), and Helen Muriel Ritchie, of Edinburgh.
13.04.1920
St Bernard district, Edinburgh, Scotland
-
17.10.1943
(MPK) [age 23]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 3]
Cadet 01.05.1938
Midsh. 01.05.1939
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1941
S.Lt. 01.08.1941
Lt. 16.01.1942

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 19.10.1943 sinking Italian submarine 07.43 [presented to next-of-kin]
01.05.1938 - 30.04.1939 special entry cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
01.05.1939 - (05.)1939 HMS Nelson (battleship)
(06.1939) - (09.1939) no appointment listed
19.10.1939 - (12.1940) HMS Newcastle (cruiser)
06.01.1941 - (04.)1941 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(06.1941)     promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] *
10.07.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Badsworth (destroyer)
(02.1942) - (04.1942) no appointment listed
10.05.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS H 28 (submarine)
06.1942 - 17.10.1943 Navigating Officer, HMS Trooper (submarine) (DSC) (ship missing in Mediterranean)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Grantham,
[Sir] Guy
G. Grantham G. Grantham
Only son of late Charles Fred Grantham, JP, The Hall, Skegness, Lincs (died 1922). Married (1934) Beryl Marjorie (died 1991), daughter of late T.C.B. Mackintosh­Walker, Geddes, Nairn; two daughters.
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Residence (1944): Nairn.

09.01.1900
Roman Bank, Skegness, Spilsby district, Lincolnshire
-
08.09.1992
North Lodge, Syston Park, Barkston, Lincolnshire
Cadet (Special Entry)
14.06.1918
Midsh.
01.11.1918
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.01.1921
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
15.02.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1930
Cdr.
30.06.1933
Capt.
31.12.1937
Cdre. 1st cl.
07.03.1946?
A/R.Adm.
1945
R.Adm.
08.07.1947
V.Adm.
04.10.1950
Adm.
22.10.1953 (retd 30.04.1959)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
31.05.1956
HM's birthday 56
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
05.06.1952
HM's birthday 52
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.09.1942
Malta convoy 22.03.42
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1941
withdrawal Greece Nauplia
Mention in Despatches MID
01.06.1943
good service with the Army in the Middle East 11.41-04.42
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings, 09.43)

Prizes while at Keyham (1918):
Head of Term
Keyham Total
Officer-like Qualities (2nd)
Navigation and Pilotage
Gunnery and Torpedo (2nd)

Education: Bilton Grange, Rugby and Rugby School
14.06.1918
-
16.10.1918
Special Entry Cadet (8th Entry), RN College, Keyham (Chief Cadet Captain)
01.11.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Monarch (battleship)
1922


submarine service
31.07.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS X.1 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
28.10.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.07.1929
-
(02.1931)
naval staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
13.04.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
31.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (for submarines)
03.05.1933
-
(01.1934)
Staff Officer (Operations), 1st Submarine Flotilla (and for submarine duties) [HMS Douglas (submarine flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
15.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
08.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
Staff Officer (Operations), 3rd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Arethusa (cruiser)] (Mediterranean)
17.04.1936
-
(08.1938)
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(02.1939)
-
(04.1939)
no appointment listed
02.06.1939
-
(04.1940)
Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord [HMS President]
10.06.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
17.03.1942
-
(08.1942)
Flag Captain, HMS Cleopatra (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer, 15th Cruiser Squadron
(02.1943)
-
(06.1943)
HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier) *
09.08.1943
-
(08.1943)
Flag Captain, HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier) & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral, Home Fleet Aircraft Carriers
19.08.1943
-
(10.1943)
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
(10.1943?)


HMS Euryalus (cruiser)
10.12.1943
-
01.04.1944
Plans Division, Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
Director of Plans Division, Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
07.03.1946
-
1948
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
1947
-
1948
Naval ADC to the King
1948
-
1950
Flag Officer (Submarines)
03.1950
-
1951
Flag Officer (Air), Mediterranean & Second-in- Command, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Glory]
1951
-
(04.)1954
Vice-Chief of Naval Staff [HMS President]
10.12.1954
-
1957
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station, and Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
18.07.1957
-
17.07.1959
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, Allied Commander-in-Chief, Channel and Southern North
Sea [HMS Victory]
07.01.1958
-
1959 
First and Principal Naval ADC to the Queen
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta, 13.02.1959-02.07.1962 [official appointment 07.05.1959].
Honorary Freeman of Haberdashers' Company. Member, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 1962-70 (Vice-Chairman, 1963-70). Governor, Corps of Commissionaires, 1964-. KStJ, 07.1959.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Grattan-Cooper,
Sidney
see: Cooper,
Sidney Grattan
 
Graves,
Vernon North
V.N. Graves

Only son (with two half-brothers and two half-sisters) of the Hon. Adolphus Edward Paget Graves (1855-1931), and his third spouse Hilda May Cruickshank (1879?-1966).
Engaged (1942) Ann Elizabeth Stoker, widow of Lt. R.A.W. Dobbs, RN.
Married (22.03.1947, Weymouth district, Dorset) Elizabeth Constance Penrose-Fitzgerald (20.08.1918 -), daughter of Captain Robert Francis Uniacke Penrose-Fitzgerald (1886-1965); two daughters.
11.07.1911
-
04.10.1960
Loch Broom, Ross-shire(climbing accident)
Midsh. 01.05.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1931
S.Lt. 16.01.1932
Lt. 16.03.1934
Lt.Cdr. 16.03.1942 (retd 20.06.1953)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42 [investiture 28.07.42]
... - ... ...
(08.1939) - (01.1940) Fleet Air Arm
25.01.1940 - (06.)1940 observer, 702 Squadron FAA [HMS Valiant (battleship)]
(08.1940)     no appointment listed
04.08.1940 - (06.)1941 acting observer, 818 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)] (DSC)
28.07.1941 - (10.)1941 observer, 778 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
25.11.1941 - (06.)1944 Admiralty [HMS President) (for duty at Ministry of Aircraft Production)
22.07.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Striker (escort carrier) (for observer duties)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(10.1945)     HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier) *
23.11.1945 - (04.1946) Squadron Fleet Direction Officer, HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
... - ... ...
Gray,
Alan
A. Gray

Son of Kenneth Gray.
Married (10.06.1940) Phyllis ...

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16.03.1905
-
25.07.1967
Midsh. 15.01.1923
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1923
S.Lt. 15.11.1925
Lt. 15.12.1926
Lt.Cdr. 15.12.1934 (retd 17.09.1949; own request)
Cdr. (retd) 17.09.1949
15.09.1918     entered RN
... - ... ...
11.05.1939 - 02.06.1944 on loan to RAN:
11.05.1939 - 27.08.1939 Torpedo Officer, HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW) (and for HMAS Australia (cruiser), in reserve)
28.08.1939 - 29.10.1939 HMAS Australia (cruiser)
30.10.1939 - 17.05.1942 HMAS Canberra (and as Squadron Torpedo Officer)
18.05.1942 - 16.02.1944 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) (for charge of Torpedo School)
17.02.1944 - 02.06.1944 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) (for passage to UK & leave)
11.09.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) (for duty in Action Information Training Centre)
18.09.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for Instructional Department)
... - ... ...
Gray,
Donald

D. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy de la Bedoyère)
17.03.1912
-
21.08.1997
Leeds district, Yorkshire
Prob. Schoolm.
24.04.1938
Schoolm.
1939?, seniority 24.04.1938
Schoolm (CWO)
18.06.1945
Instr.Lt.
17.09.1946, seniority 28.05.1943
Lt. (L)
09.01.1947, seniority 28.05.1943
Lt.Cdr. (L)
28.05.1951 (retd 17.03.1957)
Education: BSc.
05.08.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Ganges (boys' training establishment, Shotley)
27.03.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Jervis (destroyer) (for flotilla duties)
09.06.1940
-
(02.)1941
on flotilla staff, HMS Kelly (destroyer; flotilla leader)
14.11.1941
-
(08.)9142
HMS Canopus (base/training establishment, Ras El Tin School, Alexandria, Egypt)
01.10.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Assegai (training establishment, nr Durban, South Africa)
22.05.1943
-
(01.)1945
HMS Onslaught (destroyer)
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
09.01.1947
 
 
transferred to Electrical Branch
24.11.1947
-
(05.1949)
HMS Wakeful
11.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Collingwood (training establishment)
07.04.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS President (for miscellaneous duties)
18.01.1954
-
(04.1955)
HMS President (for duty at Admiralty Engineering Laboratory, West Drayton)
?
-
(01.1956)
HMS President (for miscellaneous duties)
(01.1957)
 
 
Department of the Director of Electrical Engineering, Admiralty [HMS President] *
AMIEE.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gray,
Ian James Robin
I.J.R. Gray
(09?).1924
St Thomas district, Devon
-
12.2004 still alive at Christchurch, New Zealand
Midsh.
01.01.1942
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1943
S.Lt.
16.11.1943
Lt.
16.11.1945
Lt.Cdr.
16.11.1953 (retd 30.01.1963; own request)
01.01.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS London (cruiser)
18.01.1943
-
(02.)1943
HMS Ramillies (battleship)
05.1943
-
(08.)1943
HMS Wensleydale (destroyer)
(10.1943)
-
(12.1943)
no appointment listed
12.03.1944
-
(06.)1944
HMS Stevenstone (destroyer)
09.11.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Onslow (destroyer)
10.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Hart (sloop)
17.05.1948
-
(07.)1948
HMS Diadem (cruiser)
23.09.1948
-
(05.1949)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
02.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
07.07.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous duties)
(04.1955)


no appointment listed
13.05.1955
-
(01.)1956
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous duties)
14.07.1956
-
(01.1957)
HMS Newfoundland (cruiser)
(07.1961)


HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halfar, Malta) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gray,
John Kempthorne
J.K. Gray
 
Son of ... Gray, Customs and Excise Officer in West Bay, Dorset, and ... Vibert.
Married ((06?).1956, Shrewsbury district, Shropshire) Carol Joan Loxton (14.12.1926 - 12.1989); one son, one daughter.
14.01.1923
Bridport district, Dorset
-
12.01.2014
[Yeovil Crematorium, Somerset]
Paym.Cadet 01.09.1941
Paym.Midsh. 01.05.1942
A/Paym.S.Lt. 01.01.1944
S/Lt. (S) 1944?, seniority 01.09.1943
Lt. (S) 01.09.1945
Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.09.1953 (retd 17.10.1961; medically unfit)
(10.1941) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
05.09.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS King George V (King George V class battleship)
06.02.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Kent (Kent class cruiser)
25.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Glenroy (landing ship, infantry)
21.09.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Norfolk (Norfolk class cruiser)
13.09.1945 - (04.)1947 HMS Norfolk (Norfolk class cruiser)
01.09.1947 - (10.1948) RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
19.04.1950 - (05.)1950 HMS Myngs
09.09.1950 - (05.)1951 HMS Zephyr
09.06.1951 - (05.1952) HMS Tamar
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
06.01.1954 - (04.1955) HMS Ceres (training establishment, Thorpe Arch, Wetherby, Yorkshire)
(01.1956)     HMS Ceres *
14.02.1956 - (01.)1957 HMS Bigbury Bay
09.10.1957 - (01.)1959 HMS Roebuck
08.12.1959 - (01.1960) Captain's Secretary, HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halfar, Malta)
(07.1961)     no appointment listed
School Bursar, Sir Roger Cholmeley’s School at Highgate, 1970-1986.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gray,
Oswald Stannus
O.S. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Danckwerts)
O.S. Gray (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Danckwerts)
Married; at least one daughter.
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He wrote all his Admiralty memos in verse and is said to have caused a diplomatic incident when one describing the RN sinking of some friendly ships to stop them falling into German hands was seen by a representative of that country who disliked the apparent levity. [Information supplied by his grandson Mr Peter Danckwerts.]


07.08.1888
-
05.04.1984

Lewisham, London
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
28.02.1909
Lt.Cdr.
28.02.1917 (retd 25.11.1930; own request)
Cdr. (retd)
25.11.1930
A/Capt. (retd)
> 04.1940, < 02.1941
15.05.1903
 
 
entered RN
28.02.1917
-
(01.1919)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
13.05.1923
-
(07.1927)
Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Glasgow
15.04.1928
-
(01.)1932
an Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Woolwich
01.01.1932
-
(02.)1936
1st Class Assistant to Superintendent of Design, Naval Ordnance Department (under War Office)
01.05.1936
-
(10.)1938
Deputy Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance (Gunnery), Admiralty
30.10.1938
-
(02.1941)
Naval Secretary, Ordnance Board (London) [HMS President]
(08.1942)
-
(04.1946)
Member, Ordnance Board (London) [HMS President]
(10.1947)


CINO (Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance) Officer attached to Departments under Ministry of Supply
 
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