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1939-1945

 

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Green,
Allen Thomas
"Jimmy"
A.T. Green
?
-
S.Lt. (A)
01.05.1942
Lt. (A)
01.11.1943 (reld, retd or died > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
(02.1943)


HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) *
22.02.1943
-
(06.1943)
HMS Heron (RN Air Sation, Yeovilton)
10.06.1943

-

(08.1943)

755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air
 Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
08.09.1943
-
(06.1944)
fighter leader, 825 Squadron FAA [HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
(07.1945)


HMS Heron (RN Air Sation, Yeovilton) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Green,
Philip Percival Mancha
P.P.M. Green
Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Charles Green, of Mavis Bank, Epping.
Married (1940, Auckland, NZ) Gabrielle Mary Wilson (1918-), daughter of Joseph McCartney Wilson, and Mary Louisa Elmbranch, of Remura, New Zealand; one son, one daughter.

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20.12.1909
Hove, Steyning district, Sussex
-
16.06.1999
Cirencester district, Gloucestershire / Wiltshire
Cadet 01.05.1927
Midsh. 01.01.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1930
S.Lt. 16.11.1930
Lt. 16.06.132
Lt.Cdr. 16.06.1940
Cdr. (L) 31.12.1946
Capt. 30.06.1956 (retd 2012.1964)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.02.1940 Battle of the River Plate
Ogilvy Gold Medal
Education: RN Staff College (psc), Imperial Defence College (idc).
15.09.1923     entered RN
... - ... ...
      specialized in torpedo duties
27.01.1939 - (10.)1941 Squadron Torpedo Officer, New Zealand Squadron [HMNZS Achilles (cruiser)] (despatches)
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
08.02.1942 - (12.1943) Staff Officer (Torpedo and Mining), Navy Office, Wellington [HMNZS Philomel II]
11.01.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for Mining Department)
17.04.1944 - 09.09.1945 Tactical, Torpedo and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.09.1945 - (04.1946) Torpedo, Anti-Submarine and Mine Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
CEng, FIEE (AMIEE), AMBritIRE. Civil Defence Officer to the Emergency Water Committee for the London Region, Metropolitan Water Board, 1964.
Greene,
John Dennis
J.D. Greene
Son of ... Greene, and ... Grundy.
21.01.1914
Leeds district, Yorkshire - West Riding
-
29.09.1998
Sudbury, Suffolk
Cadet
01.05.1931
Midsh.
01.01.1932
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1934
S.Lt.
01.02.1935
Lt.
01.06.1937
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1945 (retd 01.03.1956)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1940
New Year 40 [investiture 06.02.40]
25.04.1931
-
(01.)1934
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
02.05.1934
-
06.01.1935
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
07.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
promotion course, Portsmouth
15.12.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
24.05.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Parthian (submarine) (China)
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
20.05.1938
-
(04.1939)
HMS Unity (submarine) (and for duty with submarines, 5th Submarine Flotilla)
07.07.1939
-
(04.1940)
First Lieutenant, HMS Ursula (submarine)
10.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (for submarines)
1940
-
1941
British Naval Liaison Officer, "Surcouf" (French submarine)
12.09.1941
-
31.03.1942
HMS Quebec II (Combined Operations centre, Largs)
01.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Monck (HQ Combined Training, Largs)
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
(06.1943)
-
(04.)1944
HMS Warren (Combined Operations base, Largs) *
29.04.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)
26.12.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Dido (cruiser)
16.06.1947
-
(07.1948)
Commanding Officer, HMS Onslaught (destroyer)
03.01.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
30.12.1952
-
(01.1956)
HMS Neptune (Reserve Fleet, Chatham)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Greening,
Charles Woollven
C.W. Greening
Married Molly K. Flowers; ... children (son R.Adm. Sir Paul Woollven Greening).

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13.07.1903
Steyning district, Sussex
-
12.09.1958
...
...
Lt.Cdr.
30.05.1934
Cdr.
31.12.1940
Capt.
30.06.1946 (retd 07.07.1955)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
10.11.1953
Korea (7th list) [investiture 13.07.54]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44 [investiture 13.02.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
26.06.1944
services Adriatic 10.43 [investiture 13.02.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
fall of Singapore
Commander, Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Neterlands) OON
09.06.1942
withdrawal from Holland [decoration posted]
15.01.1917     entered RN
... - ... ...
22.07.1938
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Hereward (destroyer)
02.1941
-
(12.1941)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Sea Transport Officer Singapore [HMS Sultan II (accounting base, Singapore)]
21.02.1942
-
(08.)1942
staff Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
30.08.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
15.02.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tyrian (destroyer)
(04.1944)

(06.1944) 
no appointment listed
13.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
...
-
...
...
01.1953
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Birmingham (cruiser) (Korea)
Greening,
Robert Joseph
R.J. Greening (Photo courtesy of Mr Gerry Wright)
Married (1921) Ellen Beatrice "Nellie" Wallace.

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15.08.1890
Woodville, New Zealand
-
1974
Auckland, New Zealand
Gnr. (T) 12.12.1917
Cd.Gnr. (T) 12.12.1927
Lt. 03.03.1939 (retd 15.08.1940)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1941 New Year 41 [decoration posted]

Coronation Medal 1911.

1907     enlisted, Australasian Naval Forces (RN) [ANF 679]
28.03.1911 - 05.06.1912 HMS Vernon (torpedo training establishment, Portsmouth)
WW I     served in submarines
12.12.1917     commissioned, RN
07.06.1918 - (06.)1920 HMS Talbot (light cruiser)
26.06.1920 - (08.)1920 HMS Saladin
23.08.1920 - (01.1921) HMNZS Philomel (light cruiser)
... - ... ...
06.09.1932     HMS Kate Lewis (trawler) [tender to HMS Vernon]
05.12.1932 - (02.)1935 HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
08.03.1935 - (12.1941) HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)
22.01.1942 - (04.1946) HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland) (from c. 1943 showing as for DEMS duties)
Greenwood,
Arthur Hugh
A.H. Greenwood (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))
Son of ... Greenwood, and ... Bebb.
09.02.1923
Guildford district, Surrey
-
02.2002
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
Midsh. 01.09.1940
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1942
S/Lt.  01.09.1942
Lt. 01.03.1944 (retd < 04.1946)
01.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Malaya (battleship)
28.04.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
01.05.1942 - (08.)1942 promotion course, Portsmouth
21.09.1942 - 22.03.1943 served submarine service
14.12.1943 - 22.03.1943 HMS Maidstone )submarine depot ship)
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
20.07.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Nigeria (cruiser)
30.08.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
17.06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
05.03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Warspite (battleship)
Greenwood,
Leonard Edwin
L.E. Greenwood

Son of ... Greenwood, and ... Silcox.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
08.09.1912
Wells district, Somerset
-
14.01.1987
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
Schoolm. (Warrant Rank) 16.09.1935
Schoolm. (Acting Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank) 18.06.1945
A/Senior Master 16.09.1945
Instr.Lt. 1947?, seniority 09.02.1942
Instr.Lt.Cdr. 30.06.1951 (retd 17.09.1956)
Education: University of Bristol (BSc, 1934); MIEE.
... - ... ...
19.12.1939 - (08.)1940 HMS Kelly (destroyer) [accommodated in HMS Kingston (destroyer), later HMS Kipling (destroyer)]
(10.1940)     HMS Kelly (destroyer) *
10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Jervis (destroyer) (for flotilla duties)
28.02.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)
(10.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
11.04.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS Elfin (base for 6th Submarine Flotilla, Blyth)
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
04.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gregory,
Brian O'Farrell
B.O'F. Gregory
Son of Cdr. Joseph E. Gregory, RN.

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20.11.1896
-
03.05.1978
Hampshire
Asst. Clerk 15.07.1914
Clerk 07.1915
Asst. Paym. 09.1917
Paym.S.Lt. 09.1919
... ...
Paym.Cdr. 30.06.1935
A/Paym.Capt. 11.11.1943?
Capt. (S) 30.06.1945 (retd 29.09.1947)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42

1914-15 Star; British War and Victory Medals; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, M.I.D. oak leaf; Coronation 1937

      Entered the Royal Navy as an Assistant Clerk in July 1914, joined the battleship Prince of Wales shortly before the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, in which ship he served in the Dardanelles in the following year - one of her first duties was to demolish the light house at Cape Helles, from which the Turks had been signalling, and her guns lent good service in bombarding other enemy batteries and positions in in the landings on 25 April 1915. Advanced to Clerk, Gregory remained in the Prince of Wales on the Adriatic Station until August 1916, latterly coming ashore to an appointment in Gibraltar. Between the Wars he served in Hong Kong in the early 1920s, was on the staff of Rear-Admiral Dunbar Nasmith, V.C. in Dolphin, and served as Secretary to the Chief of Naval Air Services in the late 1930s.
... - ... ...
04.12.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Carlisle (cruiser) (Norway 04-05.1940, Red Sea, Port Suez from 02.1941) (despatches twice)
24.06.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Phoenix (RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Fayid, Egypt)
(02.1943) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
14.06.1943 - 10.11.1943 RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
11.11.1943 - (04.1946) Staff Accountant [later: Supply] Officer on staff of Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
... - ... ...
Gregory,
[Sir] George David Archibald
G.D.A. Gregory


Son of late Lt­Col George Monro Allan Gregory, RA (retd), Tayfletts House, Perth.
Married (1933) Florence Eve Patricia, younger daughter of late James Hill, Lambourne House, Bagshot; two sons.

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08.10.1909
Tayfletts House, Perth
-
21.03.1975
[Alyth, Perthshire ?]
Cadet
01.01.1927
Midsh.
01.09.1927
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1930
S.Lt.
16.10.1930
Lt.
16.10.1932
Lt.Cdr.
16.10.1940
Cdr.
31.12.1942
Capt.
30.06.1951
R.Adm.
07.01.1960
V.Adm.
08.03.1963 (retd 24.08.1966)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
13.06.1964
HM's birthday 64
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1962
New Year 62
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.12.1939
succesful actions against enemy submarines
Distinguished Service Order DSO
12.11.1940
good services on patrol
Mention in Despatches MID
07.03.1944
sinking of Scharnhorst
Education: RN College Dartmouth (15.05.1923-).
15.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Atlantic)
03.01.1928
-
(08.1929)
HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
02.01.1930
-
(04.)1930
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.08.1930
-
(02.)1931
promotion course, Portsmouth
29.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS L 16 (submarine) (Reserve, Portsmouth)
25.04.1933
-
(07.)1935
HMS Odin (submarine) (China)
19.11.1935
-
(02.)1936
First Lieutenant, HMS H 31 (submarine) (Portland)
05.09.1936
-
(08.)1938
HMS Sunfish (submarine) (and for duty with submarines)
05.09.1938
-
(10.)1938
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth
16.12.1938
-
10.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Sturgeon (submarine) *
10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Senior Officer, Submarines [HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth)]
(12.1941)


HMS Oberon (submarine) **
06.05.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
16.02.1943
-
(06.1944)
Staff Officer (M) to Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet [HMS Duke of York (battleship)]
07.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Constance (destroyer)
25.03.1948
-
(05.1950)
Directing Staff, RN Tactical School, Woolwich [HMS President]
14.01.1952
-
(05.1953)
Deputy Director Naval Training Department [HMS President]
14.09.1954
-
(04.1955)
Commanding Officer, HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship, Portland) & Captain (S/M) 2nd Submarine Flotilla
25.10.1955
-
(01.1957)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse)
?
-
1957
Captain (S/M) 5th Submarine Squadron
1957
-
1960
Commodore, Hong Kong
29.09.1960
-
1964
Admiral Superintendent HM Dockyard, Devonport [HMS Drake]
1964
-
1966
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Member, Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers).
* obviously still in command on the patrol of 26.10-08.11.1940
** indexed, but not listed as such
Gregory,
Leslie
L. Gregory

Son of Walter Gregory (1853-1939), and Jessie Lewis (1849-1944).
Married (10.07.1919, Gosport, Hampshire) Lois Adele Mogg (24.08.1889 - 27.07.1988); three daughters.

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13.01.1885
Wellington, Somerset
-
08.11.1963
Bristol, Somerset
... ...
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1916
Eng.Cdr. 31.12.1922
Eng.Capt. (retd) 12.01.1930 (dispersed 12.09.1945) (reld 07.11.1945) (reverted to retd 08.11.1945)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
23.11.1939 - (02.)1940 HMS Resource (repair ship)
26.02.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
(10.1941) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
(08.1942)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
02.09.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Proserpine (minesweeper and anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
23.02.1943 - (10.)1943 Department of the Director of Armamament Supply, Admiralty [HMS Predient] (for temporary service)
06.10.1943 - 12.09.1945 Torpedo Engineer Officer, Torpedo Depot, Antrim, Northern Ireland [HMS Caroline (additional)] (in rank of Eng.Cdr.)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gregory,
Samuel Cooper
S.C. Gregory

Married ((09?).1930, Kinsgston district, Surrey) Doris Constance Elizabeth Wingrove; ... children (one son?).

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22.03.1897
Bromley by Bow, Poplar district, London
-
16.01.1973
Hampshire
Seaman ? [J29531]
Gnr. (T) 01.07.1926
Cd.Gnr. (T) 01.07.1936
Lt. 17.07.1943 (retd 22.03.1947)
... - ... ...
26.04.1927 - (06.)1928 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
25.06.1928 - (08.1929) HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
20.01.1930 - (04.1930) HMS Westminster (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
... - ... ...
08.09.1938 - (12.1941) HMS Dido (cruiser)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
19.04.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Roedean School, Brighton) (for duties at Portsmouth)
Gregory-Smith,
William Frank Niemann
W.F.N. Gregory-Smith W.F.N. Gregory-Smith
W.F.N. Gregory-Smith (Photo copyright of Charles Sturge)
 W.F.N. Gregory-Smith (Photo copyright of Charles Sturge)
Changed surname officially from Smith to Gregory-Smith by deed poll of 10.04.1974.
Married (10.1940) Jean Chalmers Sime (died 04.2006); one daughter, one son.

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24.01.1910
Ashton-under-Lyne, Bucklow district, Cheshire
-
04.05.2009
Lynde House, Richmond
Cadet
01.05.1927
Midsh.
01.01.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1930
S.Lt.
01.11.1930
Lt.
01.08.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1940
Cdr.
30.06.1944
Capt.
30.06.1952 (retd 12.06.1961)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.09.1942
Malta convoy 22.03.42 [investiture 11.05.43]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.09.1942
destruction of U-boat [investiture 11.05.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
25.11.1941
Operations Style & Substance [investiture 11.05.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
19.01.1943
brought ship to port when torpedoed 08.42
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (15.09.1923-...).
30.04.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Tiger (battlecruiser; seagoing gunnery firing ship) (Portsmouth)
04.01.1928
-
(08.)1929
HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
03.09.1929
-
(04.)1930
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
01.05.1930
-
(02.)1931
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.09.1931
-
(01.)1932
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
(09.1932)
 
 
no appointment listed
26.10.1932
-
(02.)1935
First Lieutenant, HMS Cricket (gunboat) (China)
(07.1935)
 
 
no appointment listed
09.09.1935
-
(02.)1936
First Lieutenant, HMS Sable (destroyer) (Portland)
03.1936
-
(02.)1938
First Lieutenant, HMS Foresight (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
22.04.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
31.10.1938
-
(10.)1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Jaguar (destroyer) (Norway, Dunkirk)
14.11.1940
-
08.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Eridge (destroyer) (Mediterranean) (ship torpedoed)
30.09.1942
-
12.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Javelin (destroyer)
12.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Janus (destroyer)
04.1943
-
(06.)1944
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
06.1944
 
 
Principal Beach Master, Assault Group G2 (Gold Beach, Normandy)
(10.)1944
-
(04.1946)
Amphibious Warfare Branch [renamed: Assault Warfare Staff], Combined Operations HQ
06.1947
-
(07.1948)
Commanding Officer, HMS Constance (destroyer)
24.01.1949 -
(05.1950)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
07.04.1953
-
(04.1955)
Naval Attaché, Ankara [HMS President]
(01.1956)
 
 
no appointment listed
15.03.1956
-
(01.1957)
Chief Staff Officer to Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President I]
30.09.1958
-
(01.1959)
Chief Staff Officer (1) on staff of Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS Phoenicia]
07.01.1961
-
07.07.1961
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
Warden of Wilson House Hall of Residence, St Mary’s Medical School. Church warden at St Mary and All Saints, Ellingham, in the New Forest.
Published
: Red Tobruk : memoirs of a World War II destroyer commander (2009)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gregson,
Edward Hilleary Gelson
"Tiny"
E.H.G. Gregson (Photo: HMS Hood Association)
Son of Lt.Col. E.G. Gregson, CMG, CIE, and Mrs Gregson (née Hilleary) of Rake, Hampshire.
Married (10.1931) Mabel MacGregor, daughter of Major and Mrs A.C.H. MacGregor; ... children (one son?).

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22.12.1903
Peshawar, India
-
24.05.1941
(MPK) [age 37]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
Midsh.
15.01.1922
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1924
S.Lt.
31.10.1925, seniority 15.02.1925
Lt.
15.02.1927
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1935
Cdr.
15.02.1941?
Education: RN College, Osborne (15.09.1917-...).
15.01.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Lowestoft (light cruiser)
25.09.1924
-
(01.)1925
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
03.11.1925
-
(07.1927)
HMS Centaur (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
02.01.1928
-
(06.1928)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
30.04.1929
-
(08.)1930
HMS Iron Duke (battleship; sea-going gunnery firing ship)
25.09.1930
-
(02.)1931
gunnery course [HMS Excellent]
03.10.1931
-
(09.)1932
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmout)
12.12.1932
-
(06.1933)
2nd Gunnery Officer, HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
22.01.1934
-
(08.)1934
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
05.09.1934
-
(11.1934)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Carlisle (cruiser) (Africa)
(02.1935)
 
 
no appointment listed
23.05.1935
-
(07.)1935
Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Drake]
29.07.1935
-
(02.)1936
Gunnery Officer, HMS Curacoa (cruiser; gunnery and torpedo school cruiser, Portsmouth)
10.1936
-
(07.1937)
First Lieutenant & Gunnery Officer, HMS Douglas (flotilla leader, 1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
11.01.1938
-
(10.)1938
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
19.12.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
04.07.1939
-
24.05.1941
Gunnery Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (lastly also as Staff Gunnery Officer and Staff Officer (Operations), Battle Cruiser Squadron)
[missing, presumed killed when the ship was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic]
Greig,
Alexander Boyd
A.B. Greig (Photo courtesy of Mr Darren Brown)
Married (04.02.1919, Portsea, Portsmouth) Eileen Ethel Reynolds.

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02.12.1888
Willesden, Hendon district, Middlesex
-
31.05.1943
Weymouth
Lt.
22.06.1911
Lt.Cdr.
22.06.1919
Cdr.
30.06.1925 (retd 16.09.1935)
Capt. (retd)
16.09.1935 (reld, retd  > 08.1942, < 02.1943)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1936
New Year 36

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
22.06.1916
submarine service in the Baltic Sea *
Fourth Class of the Order of St. Vladimir (07.07.1916) *

* For sinking the German armoured cruiser SMS Prinz Adalbert on the 23-10-1915 off Libau.
15.01.1904
 
 
entered RN
06.1914
-
02.12.1916
HMS E 8 (submarine) (Baltic Sea)
1916?
-
16.08.1917
Commanding Officer, HMS V 2 (submarine) [tender to HMS Alecto]
16.08.1917
-
09.09.1918
Commanding Officer, HMS E 53 [tender to HMS Maidstone (9th Submarine Flotilla's depot ship)] (Harwich)
09.09.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS L 3 (submarine) [tender to HMS Ambrose (submarine depot ship)] (Berehaven, Ireland)
24.04.1923
-
(08.)1923
HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship) (and for suty with submarines)
14.09.1924
-
(01.)1925
Commanding Officer, HMS K 6 (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet) [tender to HMS Conquest]
13.11.1925
-
(05.)1926
Commanding Officer, HMS K 26 (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet) [tender to HMS Conquest]
11.08.1926
-
(07.)1927
Commanding Officer, HMS Fermoy (twin-screw minesweeper) (and for duty with submarines) (Portland) [tender to HMS Vulcan]
15.09.1927
-
(06.)1928
Commanding Officer, HMS Fermoy (twin-screw minesweeper) (and for duty with submarines) (Portland) [tender to HMS Vulcan]
20.12.1928
-
(08.)1929
HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
04.09.1929
-
(08.1930)
HMS Curacoa (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
14.04.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship) (for Fort Blockhouse)
24.04.1933
-
(06.)1933
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
10.07.1933
-
(07.)1935
Drafting Commander, RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
02.11.1939
-
(02.)1941
Naval Attaché on Staff of U.K. Representative to Eire, Dublin
12.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Weymouth [HMS Boscawen]
Greig,
Morice Gordon
M.G. Greig (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 34122))
20.03.1914
-
13.01.1980
Cadet 01.05.1931
Midsh. 01.01.1932
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1934
S.Lt. 01.09.1934
Lt. 01.10.1935
Lt.Cdr. 01.04.1943
Cdr. 30.06.1947
Capt. 31.12.1952
R.Adm. 08.01.1962 (retd 16.01.1965)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 08.06.1963 HM's birthday 63: Chief of Staff and Deputy to Chairman, British Defence Staffs, Washington [decoration presented]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche [investiture 20.07.45]
01.05.1931     entered RN
... - ... ...
22.11.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
31.07.1940 - (10.)1940 Gunnery Officer, HMS Keppel (destroyer) (and for flotilla gunnery duties)
13.10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
13.10.1941 - (08.)1943 Gunnery Officer. HMS Orion (cruiser) (DSC)
09.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
29.10.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
(10.1944) - (07.1945) Amphibious Warfare Branch, Combined Operations HQ
... - ... ...
Grenfell,
Victor Cyril
V.C. Grenfell

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26.09.1909
-
21.12.1985
Stemster, Halkirk
... ...
Lt. 16.02.1933
Lt.Cdr. 16.02.1941
Cdr. 30.06.1947 (retd 25.09.1957)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.12.1941 Operation EF [investiture 10.02.42]
Mention in Despatches MID 14.08.1945 Aegean operations relief of Greece
15.05.1923     entered RN
... - ... ...
23.06.1940 - (10.1940) pilot, 826 Squadron FAA [HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)]
13.01.1941 - 26.06.1941 Commanding Officer, 768 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
(07.1941)     HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
23.07.1942 - (08.1942) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
02.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Searcher (escort carrier)
08.01.1945 - (04.1946) Airfield and Carrier Requirements Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
Greswell,
Brian Ernest
"Ian"
B.E. Greswell
Son of Ernest Arthur Greswell (1885-1962), and Grace Lilian Egerton (1893-1970), of Oxford.
1918 ?
India ?
-
21.06.1940
(KIA) [age 22]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Cadet 01.01.1935
Midsh. 01.09.1935
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1938
S.Lt. 01.05.1938
Lt. 01.04.1939
Education: Horton Preparatory School, Ickwell Bury; RN College, Dartmouth (05.1931-1935).
01.01.1935 - (07.)1935 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.09.1935 - (02.)1937 HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
01.05.1937 - (07.1937) HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
03.01.1938 - (08.)1938 promotion course, Portsmouth
(10.1938)     no appointment listed
      HMS Mackay (flotilla leader)
02.01.1939 - (04.)1939 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
05.1939 - (08.)1939 HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (Mediterranean) (for submarines)
27.09.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Cachalot (minelaying submarine)
1940 - 21.06.1940 British Naval Liaison Officer, Hr.Ms. O13 (Dutch submarine) [ship lost 06.1940]
Gretton,
[Sir] Peter William
P.W. Gretton

Son of Maj. George Foster Gretton (died 05.08.1950).
Married (1943) Dorothy N.G. ('Judy') Du Vivier; three sons (one of them is V.Adm. Michael P. Gretton), one daughter.
Main residences: Farnham, Surrey (1912-1943), Wimbledon (1944-1964) and Oxford (1964-1992).

27.08.1912
Farnham, Surrey
-
11.11.1992
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Cadet
01.01.1930
Midsh.
01.09.1930
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1933
S.Lt.
16.03.1934, seniority 01.05.1933
Lt.
01.06.1934
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1942
Cdr.
31.12.1942
Capt.
30.06.1948
Cdre. 2nd cl.
(01.1956)
R.Adm.
07.07.1958
V.Adm.
10.03.1961 (retd 30.05.1963; medically unfit)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 01.01.1963 New Year 63 [investiture 26.03.63]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1960 New Year 60 [investiture 09.02.60]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41 [investiture 29.07.41]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 10.11.1942 Operation Pedestal (Gibraltar-Malta convoy 11/16.08.42 [investiture 09.03.43]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 19.10.1943 defended convoy against U-boat attacks 05.05.43 [investiture 23.05.44]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 18.04.1944 operations against U-boats 10-11.1943 [investiture 23.05.44]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 05.11.1936 Arab rebellion in Palestine 36
Mention in Despatches MID 28.06.1940 2nd Battle of Narvik 04.40
Education: Roper's Preparatory School; RN College, Dartmouth (1926-1930; Prize for five First Class Certificates as S/Lt.); MA
07.01.1930
-
(02.)1931
Midshipman, HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Mediterranean & Atlantic Fleet)
15.04.1931
-
(09.1932)
Midshipman, HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
21.08.1933
-
(01.)1934
promotion course, Portsmouth
summer 1934


HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht)



HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
09.11.1934
-
(02.)1936
HMS Durban (cruiser) (Mediterranean) (Abyssinian crisis & Spanish Civil War)
11.12.1936
-
(07.)1937
seamanship & sports officer, HMS Impregnable (boys' training establishment, St. Budeaux)
14.12.1937
-
09.1939
house officer, Royal Naval College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia] (at Easter 1939 a one-week anti-submarine course, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland))
22.09.1939
-
04.1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Vega (destroyer)
04.1940
-
01.1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Cossack (destroyer)
11.01.1941
-
03.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Sabre (destroyer)
03.03.1942
-
11.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Wolverine (destroyer)
19.11.1942
-
04.1943
Senior Officer, Escort Group B7 [HMS Tay (frigate)]
12.04.1943
-
11.1943
Senior Officer, Escort Group B7 & Commanding Officer, HMS Duncan (destroyer)
06.11.1943
-
12.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Vidette (destroyer)
01.12.1943
-
05.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Chelmer (frigate)
05.1944
-
08.1944
Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President] (as author of the Admiralty Convoy Instructions)
09.09.1944
-
05.06.1946
Joint Planning Staff to the Chiefs of Staff, based in the Cabinet Office (borne on Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President])
01.07.1946
-
08.07.1948
Executive Officer, RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
25.10.1948
-
14.04.1949
Joint Services Staff Course, Latimer
01.08.1949
-
26.06.1950
US National War College, Washington, as observer (indicated as "duties with British Naval Staff, Washington") [HMS Saker (Joint Services Mission, Washington)]
19.09.1950
-
07.1952
Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord [HMS President]
15.09.1952
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Gambia (cruiser)
16.06.1954
-
12.1955
Commanding Officer, HMS Saker (RN base, Washington, DC), Chief of Staff to the Admiral, British Joint Services Mission, Washington, DC and as Titular Naval Attaché, Washington, DC
01.1956
-
01.1957
Commodore commanding the task group for Operation Grapple (British atomic bomb tests near Christmas Island) [HMS Saker]
08.07.1957
-
07.07.1958
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
04.1958
-
26.07.1960
Senior Naval Member of Directing Staff of Imperial Defence College
29.08.1960
-
12.1961
Flag Officer, Sea Training and in command Portland Naval Base [HMS Osprey]
01.1962
-
01.1963
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and Fifth Sea Lord
Domestic Bursar, University College, Oxford, 1965-71, Senior Research Fellow, 1971-79. Vice-President, Royal Humane Society (Testimonial of Royal Humane Society, 1940)
Published: Convoy escort commander (1964; memoirs); Maritime strategy : a study of British defence problems (1965); Former Naval Person : Churchill and the navy (1968); Crisis convoy : the story of HX231 (1974)
Grieve,
Kenneth Campbell

K.C. Grieve
22.08.1911
Emsworth, Hampshire
-
24.04.1980
Canterbury district, Kent
... ...
Lt. 01.06.1935
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1943
A/Cdr. 07.1945
Cdr. 31.12.1948 (retd 22.08.1961)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.01.1941 attack on Maritya 04.09.40
Mention in Despatches MID 20.05.1941 attack on Taranto 11.11.40
... - ... ...
22.06.1938 - (02.)1941 observer, 813 Squadron FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (despatches twice)
29.05.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) (on instructional staff)
12.1942 - (12.)1943 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
01.12.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Monck (Combined Trianing HQ, Largs)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
07.1945 - (04.1946) Operations Officer, HMS Warrior
... - ... ...
Griffin,
[James] Cecil Ruddick
C.R. Griffin (Photo courtesy of Mrs Geraldine Wright)

Son of Courtney Randolph James Griffin (1889-1976), and Mary Eveline Ruddick (1889-1948).
Married 1st (25.07.1942, Newton Ferrers, Devon) Joan Margherita Vacqueriette Collier (21.03.1917 - 15.02.1981), daughter of Frederick Herbert Mark Collier (1890-1917), and Ethel Emma Butcher (1890-1961); one daughter.
Married 2nd (16.12.1950, Portsmouth, Hampshire) Valerie Nancy Davis (19.09.1919 - 24.08.2010); four daughters.
28.12.1919
Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester
-
11.02.1994
Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Cadet 01.05.1938
Midsh. (E) 01.05.1939
S.Lt. (E) 01.04.1942
A/Lt. (E) < 08.1942
Lt. (E) 26.04.1943, seniority 01.05.1942
(retd 09.03.1947; medically unfit)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.05.1939 - (08.1939) engineering course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.09.1939 - (08.)1942 engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
03.09.1942 - (10.)1944 HMS Kent (cruiser)
14.11.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Ocean (aircraft carrier)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship) (for duty with submarines, 4th Submarine Flotilla)
1945 - 1946 HMS Tally-Ho (submarine)
Griffin,
Michael Harold
M.H. Griffin (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Ferne)

Son of late Henry William Griffin, and Blanche Celia Griffin (née Michael).
Married (1947) Barbara
Mary Brewer (died 12.03.2008, aged 87); two daughters.
28.01.1921
Devonport district, Devon
-
14.07.1995
Plymouth district, Devon
A/S.Lt. (E) 01.07.1942
Lt. (E) 28.01.1944, seniority 01.02.1943
Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.02.1951
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1954
Capt. (E) 31.12.1962
R.Adm. 07.01.1972 (retd 30.07.1977)
Education: Plymouth Junior Technical College. CEng, FIMechE, FIMarE. MBHI.
1941     commissioned RN
(02.1943) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
10.07.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Kent
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) *
1944 - ? HMS Trusty (submarine)
? - 1945 HMS Tactician (submarine)
06.07.1945 - (04.)1947 HMS Tally-Ho (submarine)
04.05.1947 - 1950 HMS Alderney (submarine)
1950 - 1952 Admiralty [HMS President]
1952 - 1954 HMS Eagle
1954 - 1957 staff Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth
1957 - 1960 HM Dockyard, Rosyth
1960 - 1962 Third Submarine Squadron
1963 - 1965 HM Dockyard, Chatham
1966 - 1969 HMS St Vincent
1969 - 1971 Commodore Superintendent, Singapore
1972 - 1977 Director of Dockyard Production and Support, Ministry of Defence
Antiquarian horologist. Naval Adviser to Vosper Shiprepairers Ltd, 1977-81.
Griffiths,
Ian Raymond
"Griff"
I.R. Griffiths (source: www.purr-n-fur.org.uk)
Married; two daughters, one son.

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1917 ?
-
01.1949
(
died of poliomyelitis) [age 32]
Eastbourne district
Prob. S.Lt.
31.07.1939
S.Lt.
?, seniority 16.03.1939
Lt.
21.10.1941, seniority 01.03.1940
?, seniority 01.03.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
08.08.1947, seniority 01.03.1947

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.09.1942
attack on R-boats Boulogne

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
15.05.1945
action against E-boats 02-03.45
Mention in Despatches MID
11.10.1940
blocking Zeebrugge Canal or Dieppe
Mention in Despatches MID
25.08.1942
action Cap Barfleur 18.06.42
Mention in Despatches MID
02.10.1942
Operation Jubilee
Joined the Merchant Navy straight from school at the age of 17, and became an officer on ships of the B.I. Line.
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
01.09.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, MASB 43 [HMS Drake IV] 
12.12.1941
-
(02.1943)
HMS Spartiate (parent ship, Glasgow)
(06.1943)
-
(08.1943)
HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven):
(07.1942? )
-
(1943)
Commanding Officer, SGB 8 (HMS Grey Wolf)
07.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Dauntless (cruiser)
02.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Brissenden (destroyer)
11.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Riou (frigate)
23.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Easton (destroyer)



Commanding Officer, HMS Opportune
28.01.1947
-
(07.)1948
Commanding Officer, HMS Amethyst (Malaya)
Grindle,
John Annesley
J.A. Grindle
Son of George Annesley Grindle (1859-1904), and Eveleen Ferrar (1866-1956), of London and Manchester.
Married (25.09.1925, St Mary Abbots, Kensington, London) Joyce Lilian Alton Batchelor (16.02.1903 - 05.1997), daughter of J.W. Alton Batchelor, of Blackheath, London SE3; two sons (one being Capt. John Robin Grindle, RN).

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17.09.1900
Prestwich district, Lancashire
-
20.02.1991
South East Hampshire district
... ...
Lt. 15.10.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1928
Cdr. 31.12.1934
Capt. 30.06.1941 (retd 07.07.1950)
Cdre. 2nd cl. < 07.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 21.12.1943 for distinguished services in the planning and execution of operations which led to the capture of Sicily by Allied Forces (Operation Husky) [investiture 28.10.47]
Mention in Despatches MID 26.07.1940 preventing war materials to fall into enemy hands
Mention in Despatches MID 20.03.1945 minelaying French coast 04-05.44
Mention in Despatches MID 21.08.1945 minelaying Western Approaches Command 01-04.45
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth; Pembroke College, Cambridge.
15.09.1913     entered RN
... - ... ...
16.01.1939 - (04.)1940 Executive Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
19.04.1940 - (06.)1940 Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (despatches)
06.07.1940 - (06.)1941 Executive Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship)
(08.1941)     no appointment listed
22.08.1941 - (12.1941) an Assistant Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
16.01.1942 - (04.)1942 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
01.04.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Saker II (accounting base, Washington, DC, USA)
(12.1942)     no appointment listed
(02.1943)     HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers) *
03.1943 - (10.)1943 Captain (Landing Craft) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station [HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers)] (CBE)
11.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Apollo (minelayer)
31.01.1944 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Apollo (minelayer) (despatches twice)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
01.1946 - (04.)1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Glenearn (landing ship, infantry (large))
1946 - 1946 Commander, Force C [HMS Commonwealth (RN base, Kure, Japan)]
1946 - (07.)1948 Director of Combined Operations (Naval), Combined Operations Headquarters [HMS President]
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
24.03.1950 - (05.)1950 Commanding Officer, HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier)
Justice of the Peace (JP), Hampshire, 1952.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Grindle,
John Robin
J.R. Grindle
Son of Capt. John Annesley Grindle, CBE, RN, and Joyce Lilian Alton Batchelor.
Married Margaret ... (predeceased him); two daughters.
(09?).1926
St Marylebone district, London
-
17.02.2012
hospital (formerly of Portchester, Dockenfield and Winchester)
Midsh. 01.09.1943
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1945
S.Lt. 1946?, seniority 16.04.1945
... ...
Capt. 30.06.1970 (retd 27.04.1979)
01.09.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS King George V (battleship)
22.11.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
(01.1945)     HMS Racehorse (destroyer) *
(07.1945)     HMS Wessex (destroyer) *
10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Anson (battleship)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Grogan,
Robert Terence
R.T. Grogan
Son of Capt. John Hubert Grogan, and of Alice Evelyn Manners Grogan, of Lower Walmer, Kent.

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20.09.1899
Ireland
-
24.05.1941
(MPK) [age 41]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 2]
Midsh.
01.02.1918
Lt. (E)
15.07.1921
Lt.Cdr. (E)
15.07.1929
Cdr. (E)
30.06.1933
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Education: Haileybury School (1913-1915)
07.09.1917     entered RN
01.10.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Warspite (battleship) (additional; for ER duties)
08.05.1924
-
(01.)1925
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
08.09.1925
-
(02.)1927
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
03.05.1927
-
(04.)1928
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
05.1928
-
(06.)1928
HMS Castor (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
13.09.1928
-
(08.)1929
staff, RN Engineering College, Keyham
23.09.1929
-
(02.1931)
2nd Engineer Officer, HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
(01.1932)
 
 
no appointment listed
17.03.1932
-
(06.)1933
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
17.12.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
(02.1936)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.04.1936
-
(10.)1938
Engineer Officer, HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
06.12.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS President (for Air Matériel Department, Admiralty)
05.05.1939
-
24.05.1941
Engineer Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
[missing, presumed killed when the ship was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic]
Grout,
Henry James
"Jimmy"
H.J. Grout
?
[(03?).1888 Portsea Island, Hampshire ??]
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (E) RNVR
?
T/Lt. (E)
12.1941, seniority 24.11.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E)
30.09.1945 (reld 05.03.1946)
28.11.1941
-
(10.1943)
Engineer Officer, 1st SGB Flotilla [HMS Aggressive] *
22.11.1943
-
(07.1945)
Assistant Engineer Inspector, Department of the Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty [HMS President]
* Navy List of June 1943: 28.11.1941, Navy List of August 1943 and later: 01.01.1943
Groves,
John Robert Walter
"Johnnie"

J.R.W. Groves

Married ((06?).1949) Lurleen Revell-Smith (died 04.01.2014); one son, one daughter
27.06.1918
-
07.1990
Droxford district, Hampshire
... ...
Lt. 20.02.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945
... ...
Capt. 31.12.1958 (retd)
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Gudgeon,
Donald John
D.J. Gudgeon
Son of ... Gudgeon, and ... Spence.
Married ((06?).1939, Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire) Brenda Louvain Prosser (06.10.1917 - 07.12.1983);
three sons, one daughter.
06.06.1911
Brighton, Sussex
-
13.05.1985
Eastbourne district, Sussex
Lt. (A) 09.10.1938
Lt.Cdr. (A) 09.10.1946 (retd 06.06.1956)
Worked in insurance. Gained civil aviator's certificate (No. 12778) taken on D.H. Moth at Insurance Flying Club, 10.05.1935.
17.10.1938 - (12.1938) FAA Training Squadron, RAF Station, Gosport [HMS Victory]
06.01.1939 - (02.)1939 TSR Squadron 822 FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)]
21.02.1939 - (04.)1939 FAA Training Squadron, RAF Station, Gosport [HMS Victory]
17.04.1939 - (10.)1940 pilot, 820 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
19.11.1940 - (12.1940) pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
02.1941 - (02.)1944 pilot, 750 Squadron FAA [HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)]
(04.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
29.10.1944 - (10.)1945 HMS Searcher (escort carrier)
21.11.1945 - (04.1946) on staff of Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gueritz,
Edward Findlay
"Teddy"
E.F. Gueritz
Son of Elton Lawrence Gueritz (1884-1931), officer of the Colonial Service, and Eleanor Dixon Valentine Findlay (1881-1960).
Married (1947) Pamela Britton; one son, one daughter.

08.09.1919
Newport M district, Glamorgan / Gwent / Monmouthshire
-
21.12.2008
Salisbury
Midsh.
01.05.1938
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1940
S.Lt.
1940, seniority 01.08.1939
Lt.
16.04.1941
Lt.Cdr.
16.04.1949
Cdr.
31.12.1953
Capt.
30.06.1959
Cdre.
?
R.Adm.
07.01.1969 (retd 15.01.1973)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
12.06.1971
HM's birthday 71 [investiture 20.07.71]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1957
Suez operations [investiture 12.11.57]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
25.08.1942
Operation Ironclad (assault & capture of Diego Suarez 05-07.05.42) [decoration posted]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
29.08.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Education: Cheltenham College.
01.05.1937
-
13.04.1938 
special entry cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
13.04.1938
-
01.05.1938
HMS Ramillies (battleship)
01.05.1938
-
01.05.1939
HMS Newcastle (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
01.05.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
04.09.1940
-
02.05.1941
HMS Jersey (destroyer) (ship mined & lost in Malta harbour)
12.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Quebec II (Combined Operations centre, Largs)
05.1942
-
(08.1942)
on staff of NACOI [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(05.1942)
 
 
Principal Beachmaster at capture of Diego Suarez aboard HMS Keren (Madagascar)
(02.1943)
 
 
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
01.04.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Monck (Combined Training HQ, Largs)
(12.1943)
-
(06.1944) 
no appointment listed
(06.1944)
 -
26.06.1944 
Principal Beachmaster, Sword Area, Quwwn Sector, "F" RN Beach Commando (Normandy [passage in HM LCI 185]; wounded)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
22.10.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
18.12.1945
-
22.10.1946
Executive Officer, HMS Saumarez (destroyer) (Corfu Channel incident)
01.1948
-
(007.1948)
Army Staff College, Camberley [HMS President]
03.01.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Devonshire
(05.1953)
 
 
Admiralty [HMS President] *
07.04.1954
-
(01.)1956
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic, and Junior Naval Liaison Officer to UK High Commissioner, South Africa [HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown)]
04.08.1956
-
(01.1957)
on staff of Flag Officer (Air) Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
1957?
 
 
staff CTF 345
08.04.1958
-
(01.)1959
Executive Officer, HMS St vincent (boys' training establishment, Gosport)
1959
-
1961
Deputy Director, RN Staff College, Greenwich
05.06.1961
-
(02.)1963
Deputy Director, Tactical and Weapons Policy Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1964
 
 
Imperial Defence College
(02.1964)

 
HMS President *
1965
-
1966
Captain of Fleet, Far East Fleet
1967
-
(02.)1968
Director of Defence Plans (Navy)
1968
-
1968
Director, Joint Warfare Staff, Ministry of Defence
03.09.1968
-
1970
Admiral-President, Royal Naval College, concurrently first President, Royal Naval War College
12.1970
-
1972
Commandant, Joint Warfare Establishment
Director and Editor-in-Chief, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, 1979–81; Specialist Adviser, House of Commons Select Committee on Defence, 1975–95; Chief Honorary Steward, Westminster Abbey, 1975–85; President, Society for Nautical Research, 1974–90, Honorary Vice President, 1990.
Published: contributor to The third world war (Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1978); joint editor, Ten years of terrorism (Royal United Services Institute, London, 1979); joint editor, Nuclear attack: civil defence: aspects of civil defence in the nuclear age, a symposium (Brassey, Oxford, 1982); editor, RUSI and Brassey's defence year book (Brassey's, London, 1977-1978, 1978-1979, 1980, 1981)
Guernsey,
Hugh Crawford
H.C. Guernsey
Son of Harriet Mary Guernsey (?-1949).

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29.08.1900
Eastry district, Kent
-
01.05.1995
Midsh. 01.05.1917
S.Lt. 15.05.1920
Lt. 15.05.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.05.1930 (retd 29.08.1945)
A/Cdr. > 12.1943, < 04.1944
Cdr. (retd) 29.08.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1944 New Year 44
15.05.1914     entered RN
... - ... ...
01.06.1937 - (08.)1943 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Rodney, HMS Nelson 1938? - 01.01.1940, HMS Rodney 01.01.1940 - 24.07.1940, HMS Nelson 24.07.1940 - 01.04.1941, HMS King George V 01.04.1941 - 05.05.1942, HMS Duke of York 05.05.1942 - 08.07.1942, HMS King George V 08.07.1942 - 14.05.1943, HMS Duke of York 14.05.1943 - 14.06.1944]
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
11.1943 - (02.)1944 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
10.02.1944 - 24.11.1944 HMAS Cerberus (for Navy Office (Monterey), as interpreter French)
11.1944     returned to Colombo by air
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
(07.1945)     Royal Australian Navy *
01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Sultan
Joined the clergy (deacon 1950, priest 1951). Westcott Ho, Cambridgeshire. Kilmallock, 1955-1971 (retired).
Published: A naval career (1992).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gulvin,
Arthur Lewis
A.L. Gulvin
Son of Alfred Charles Gulvin (1860-1928), and Emily Jane Martin (1863-1937).
Married (1935, Orsett) Ethel Muriel Farrington (born 1909); one son.
02.02.1909
Rainham, Kent
-
04.03.1980
Chatham district, Kent
A.Boatsw. 01.03.1938
Lt. 17.03.1939
Lt.Cdr. 17.03.1947 (retd 02.02.1954)
... - ... ...
23.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Westcott (destroyer)
03.12.1940 - 22.11.1943 HMS Hebe (minesweeper) [ship mined in Adriatic] *
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
(06.1944) - (06.1944) HMS Algerine **
08.1944 - 04.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Mary Rose (minesweeper)
02.07.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
... - ... ...
* although the ship was mined 11.1943, the ship remained to be borne on the Navy List at least till 07.1945, giving Lt. Gulvin as "in command"
** indexed, but not listed as such (minesweeper HMS Algerine had been sunk 15.11.1942 ...)
Gunn,
Philip Leonard
P.L. Gunn (Photo courtesy of Mr David Gunn)
Son of Chief Gunner James Gunn.
Married 1st (13.04.1919, Richmond upon Thames, Middlesex, London; 20.10.1930 divorced) Bertha Lucy Kemp (25.12.1894 - (09?).1975), daughter of Cornelius Kemp (1856-1905), and Emma Lawrence (1857-1915); one son.
Married 2nd (16.12.1930, Paddington, London) Majorie Florence Pearce (1907-1998), daughter of Capt. Edwin John Pearce, RA (1880-1938), and Florence Mary Brown (1882-1959); one son.
05.04.1895
Southsea, Portsea Island district, Hampshire
-
27.02.1983
Sudbury district, Suffolk
Boy Seaman 16.01.1911
Ordinary Seaman 05.04.1913
Able Seaman 11.09.1913
Leading Seaman 11.09.1915
Petty Officer 19.04.1917
A/Mate 22.06.1918
A/Lt. 22.06.1921
Lt. 02.11.1922, seniority 22.10.1920
Lt.Cdr. 22.10.1928
Cdr. 30.06.1933 (retd 05.04.1945; granted war service rank of Capt.)
A/Capt. 20.08.1940
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 12.01.1916 action against Turks, Kut-el-Amarah, River Tigris 27.09.15
16.01.1911 - 16.12.1911 HMS Impregnable (battleship; boys' training ship)
17.12.1911 - 16.10.1912 training & passage
17.10.1912 - 17.01.1916 HMS Clio (sloop) (China & Mesopotamia)
10.08.1916 - 08.01.1918 HMS Centaur (cruiser) (Harwich Naval Force)
10.04.1919 - 04.04.1921 HMS Danae (light cruiser) (raid on Kronstadt)
05.04.1921 - 23.10.1922 courses
23.10.1922 - 07.09.1924 HMS Diligence (destroyer depot ship)
07.09.1924 - 09.12.1924 HMS Sandhurst (destroyer depot ship)
20.04.1925 - 31.03.1926 HMS Princess Margaret (mine-laying vessel) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.04.1926 - 10.08.1928 First Lieutenant, HMS Wren (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
01.12.1928 - 13.02.1930 First Lieutenant, HMS Winchester (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
14.02.1930 - 02.01.1933 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (flagship Mediterranean Fleet)
02.05.1933 - 10.07.1933 HMS Iron Duke (battleship; training ship) (temporarily)
06.01.1934 - 31.08.1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Dunoon (twin screw minesweeper) (1st Minesweeping Flotilla)
09.09.1935 - 04.09.1936 Commanding Officer, HMS Speedwell (sloop minesweeper) (1st Minesweeping Flotilla)
12.10.1936 - 19.02.1937 senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
08.03.1937 - 04.07.1939 Maintenance Commander, The Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)] (and for physical & recreational training duties)
08.07.1939 - 21.08.1941 Naval Officer-in-Charge, Aden [HMS Gloucester III, from 01.04.1940 HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden, Arabia)]
(10.1941) - (12.1941) no appointment listed
30.12.1941 - 16.03.1942 HMS Howe (battleship)
23.03.1942 - 09.04.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)
19.05.1943 - 13.09.1943 Commanding Officer, HMNZS Achilles (cruiser)
24.09.1943 - 23.10.1945 Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty as Duty Captain)
On retirement became Secretary of Association of Royal Navy Officers, then a landscape painter for his last thirty years. 34 of his oil paintings of life aboard ship before the First World War are owned by the R.N. Museum, Portsmouth.
Gwinner,
Clive
C. Gwinner
Younger son of Harry Ernest Gwinner (1866-1918), and Mrs Gwinner.
Married ((09?).1933, Gosport district, Hampshire) Betty Doreen Hartman (14.01.1912 - 06.1998), elder daughter of Frederick William Hartmann, and Dorothy Rose Nye (from 1922 Mrs Horace Nettleship Soper), of Nepcroft, Findon, Sussex.

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15.10.1908
-
09.03.1998
British Columbia, Canada
Cadet 15.01.1926
Midsh. 15.09.1926
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1929
S.Lt. 22.03.1930, seniority 16.09.1929
Lt. 16.06.1931 (emgcy 18.09.1933)
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy) 16.06.1939 (active list > 02.1943, <06.1943)
A/Cdr. 31.01.1944?
Cdr. 30.06.1944
A/Capt. 1946? (reverted to retd 1945/46) (General List 01.01.1957)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 20.10.1942 sinking of U-boat 07.42 [investiture 01.12.42]

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 06.06.1944 destruction U91 25.02.44 [investiture 24.10.44]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 22.02.1944 destruction 2 U-boats 06.11.43 [investiture 24.10.44]
Mention in Despatches MID 13.10.1942 protection convoy SL109 05.42
Mention in Despatches MID 15.08.1944 attack on U-boat 16.03.44
Mention in Despatches MID 10.10.1944 probable sinking U-boat 25.06.44
15.05.1922     entered RN
15.01.1926 - (06.1928) HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (China & Mediterranean)
03.01.1929 - (08.1929) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
08.03.1930 - (10.1930) HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
05.01.1931 - (02.)1931 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
20.04.1931 - (06.)1933 HMS L 53 (submarine) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
23.08.1936     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for course)
30.08.1937     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for course)
01.03.1939 - 22.12.1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Alresford (minesweeper)
02.1940 - 12.07.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Duncan (destroyer)
26.08.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Seaborn (accounting base for 3rd Battle Squadron, Halifax, NS)
10.1940 - (02.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Clare (destroyer)
06.1941 - 24.02.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Lulworth (escort) (DSO & despatches)
10.03.1943 - 01.04.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Duncan (destroyer)
27.04.1943 - 31.01.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Woodcock (sloop) (DSC)
31.01.1944 - 01.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Affleck (frigate) & Senior Officer, 1st Escort Group (Bar to DSO, despatches twice)
10.01.1945 - 06.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Balfour (frigate) & Senior Officer, 1st Escort Group
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
 
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