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1939-1945

 

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Hickey,
Edgar William James
E.W.J. Hickey



14.06.1911
Isle of Wight, Hampshire
-
27.11.1941
[age 30]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 46, column 1]
A/Wt.Eng.
01.04.1941
02.04.1941
-
24.11.1941
HMS Dunedin (cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk by U-124 in South Atlantic]
Hickling,
Harold
H. Hickling (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 24860)) H. Hickling (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Harrison-Wallace) (Photo also held at © Imperial War Museum (A 24625)
H. Hickling (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Harrison-Wallace) H. Hickling (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 24833))
H. Hickling (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 26870))
H. Hickling (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 24857))
H. Hickling (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 24829)) H. Hickling (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 24830))
H. Hickling (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 24831))
Married (1920) Gwynneth Emily, daughter of David Tennant, Glenconner, Kenilworth, S. Africa; (one son killed in action), one daughter.

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17.09.1892
Basford, Nottinghamshire
-
12.11.1969
[Turangi, New Zealand ?]
... ...
Lt. 30.07.1914
Lt.Cdr. 30.07.1922
Cdr. 31.12.1927
Capt. 31.12.1935
R.Adm. 02.01.1945 (retd 12.01.1948)
V.Adm. (retd) 02.09.1948
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1948 New Year 48
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune
Distinguished Service Order DSO 30.09.1941 recapture Berbera 16.03.41
Education: Bradfield College; RN Colleges Osborne and Dartmouth.
15.09.1905     joined RN
1914 - 1919 served European War (present at Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands)
... - ... ...
12.10.1935 - (02.)1936 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean) (temporary)
12.10.1936 - (02.)1937 senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
10.05.1937 - (07.)1937 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
30.07.1937 - (04.)1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Duncan (destroyer) & Captain (D) 8th Destroyer Flotilla (China)
(08.1939)     no appointment listed
(04.1940)     HMS President (Admiralty) *
(02.1941)     HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
02.1941 - 27.12.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (recapture of Berbera)
01.04.1942 - (08.)1943 Member British Admiralty Delegation, Washington [HMS Saker II & HMS Saker]
12.08.1943 - (06.)1944 Department of Miscellaneous Weapon Development, Admiralty [HMS President]:
    06.1944 on staff of Admiral Sir B.H. Ramsay planning "Mulberry" artificial harbours for invasion of Normandy
06.1944 - 08.1944 Naval Officer-in-Charge of "Mulberry B", Arromanches, Normandy [HMS Odyssey]
1944     ADC to the King
01.09.1944 - (10.1944) Commanding Officer, HMS Raleigh (training establishment, Trevol, Torpoint, Cornwall)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Lanka
1946 - 1947 Rear-Admiral, Training Battleships, Home Fleet
Published: Freshwater Admiral : fishing the Tongariro River and Lake Taupo (1960); One minute of time : the Melbourne-Voyager collision (1965); Sailor at sea (1965); Postscript to voyager: the Melbourne-Voyager collision: a sequel to one minute of time (1969).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hickman,
Frank John
F.J. Hickman
Son of George and Henrietta Florence Hickman.
Married ((06?).1932, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Doris Rose Smith, of Southsea, Hampshire.

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12.01.1909
Medway district, Kent
-
01.04.1942
(MPK) [age 33]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 62, column 2]
Wt.Eng. 01.04.1935
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

06.05.1941

sinking 2 Italian supply ships [presented to next-of-kin]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
... - ... ...
22.06.1937 - (09.139) HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
12.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship)
06.09.1940 - 01.04.1942 Engineer Officer, HMS Pandora (submarine) (DSC, despatches) (ship sunk in air attack on Malta)
Hicks,
John Nettleton
J.N. Hicks

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03.05.1906
-
13.12.1973
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1941
Capt. 30.06.1948 (retd)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

?

?
... - ... ...
05.1944 - (06.)1944 on staff of R.Adm./V.Adm. Commanding 10th Cruiser Squadron & Second-in-Command, Home Fleet [HMS Belfast (cruiser)]
25.07.1944 - (07.1945) Executive Officer, HMS Glory (aircraft carrier)
Hicks,
Roger Bertram Nettleton
R.B.N. Hicks (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) R.B.N. Hicks (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Lt.Col. Frederick Richard Hicks (?-1915), The Hampshire Regiment, and Grace Winifred Hewett, of Lanhainsworth, St Columb, Cornwall.
Married 1st (25.02.1936, St Columb, Cornwall) Iris H.K.C. Wilcox (25.02.1908 - 02.10.1941), daughter of Maj. Edward Alexander Cumberland Wilcox, DSO (1867?-), and Mrs Hannah Constance Wilcox, of Victoria, BC, Canada; one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd (12.10.1946, St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore) Junior Commander Joan Margaret Say, ATS, elder daughter of Cdr. Richard Say, OBE, RNVR, and Mrs Say, of Hampstead, London NW2; one daughter, one son.

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27.12.1909
Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland
-
12.10.1997
Truro, Cornwall
Midsh. 01.09.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1931
S.Lt. 04.04.1932, seniority 01.09.1930
Lt. 23.02.1933, seniority 01.10.1931
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1939
Cdr. 31.12.1945
Capt. 30.06.1951 (retd 07.07.1960)
Cdre. 2nd cl. 1957
Distinguished Service Order DSO

27.08.1940

Dutch, Belgian & French coasts 05.40 [investiture 18.02.41]
Knight of the Order of St Olav (Norway) StOlav 02.07.1946 evacuation Norwegians to UK
Education: Winchester College; RN Staff College (psc).
25.08.1928 - (08.)1929 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
17.12.1929 - (01.)1931 HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
(02.1931)     no appointment listed
17.08.1931 - (01.)1932 promotion course, Portsmouth
16.04.1932 - (01.)1934 HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(03.1934)     no appointment listed
27.03.1934 - (10.1935) HMS Danae (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
(02.1936)     no appointment listed
03.1936 - (02.)1938 First Lieutenant, HMS Firedrake (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
19.04.1938 - (12.1938) RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
10.01.1939 - (05.)1939 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
24.07.1939 - (09.1939) HMS Keith (flotilla leader) (Reserve Fleet, The Nore)
15.01.1940 - 26.02.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Vimiera (destroyer)
02/03.1941 - 08.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Antelope (destroyer)
23.11.1941 - (08.)1943 Staff Officer, Trade [later: Staff Officer Administration] on Staff of Flag Officer, Ceylon [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(12.1943) - (06.)1944 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
06.06.1944 - 23.10.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Zest (destroyer)
01.1946 - 17.02.1946 HMS Sultan (accounting base for personnel at Keppel Harbour, Singapore)
18.02.1946 - (04.)1947 HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)
01.12.1947 - (05.)1949 Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.1949 - (05.1950) Commanding Officer, HMS Cheviot (destroyer)
(05.1951)     HMS Chevron *
13.03.1952 - (05.)1953 Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer (Air) Mediterranean and Flag Officer Second-in-Command Mediterranean Station [HMS Falcon]
05.06.1953 - 1954 Assistant Chief of Staff, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
14.04.1954 - (01.)1956 Senior Naval Member, Directing Staff, Joint Services Staff College [HMS President] *
14.08.1956 - (12?.)1957 Commanding Officer, HMS Warrior (light aircraft carrier) [appointed as Commodore Grapple Squadron when Commodore Peter Gretton could not take up this appointment due to ill-health; three H Bomb tests took place at Malden Island with HQ at Christmas Island, ending 07.1957]
03.12.1957 - (01.1959) Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, The Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hicks,
Wilfred Henry
W.H. Hicks

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18.09.1887
Devonport, Devon
-
18.12.1972
Seaman
? [271467]
...
...
Cd.Eng.
01.06.1928
Lt. (E)
06.04.1933 (retd 18.09.1937)
Lt.Cdr. (E)
06.04.1941 (reverted to retd > 04.1946)
Meritious Service Medal (Navy) MSM

?

?
...
-
...
...
30.05.1918
 
 
commissioned
02.02.1928
-
(04.1930)
HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
14.01.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport)
30.06.1933
-
11.1933
in charge of HMS Venomous (destroyer) while in maintenance reserve, Rosyth
28.11.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Defender (destroyer) (China)
(02.1936)


no appointment listed
31.03.1936
-
(04.1946)
staff of Engineer Overseer, Sheffield and Leeds Districts (under Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty) [HMS President]
Highton,
Michael Howard
M.H. Highton M.H. Highton
Second son of Henry Christopher Hedley Highton (1887-1967), and Mary Alice Highton (née ....), of Bombay, India.
Married (15.08.1940) Clothilde Rawson Harris, of Arundel, Sussex; one child.

15.04.1917
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
-
01.03.1942
(KIA) [age 25]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 62, column 3]
Cadet 01.09.1934
Midsh. 01.09.1935
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1938
S.Lt. 01.11.1937
Lt. 01.01.1939
Mention in Despatches MID 17.09.1946

for gallantry and outstanding devotion to duty during the last action of HMAS Perth 01.03.42 [posthumously]

01.09.1934 - 31.08.1935 special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.09.1935 - (02.)1937 HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
08.06.1937 - (07.1937) HMS Southampton (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
03.01.1938 - (08.)1938 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(10.1938)     no appointment listed
01.10.1938 - (04.)1939 HMS Saltburn (twin-screw minesweeper); signal and navigation schools' sloop)
20.07.1939 - 01.03.1942 HMAS Perth (cruiser) [on loan to RAN]
Hilken,
Thomas John Norman
T.J.N. Hilken (Photo courtesy of Mr Rob Hilken) T.J.N. Hilken
Source: http://www.cousinconnect.com/d/a/64237
T.J.N. Hilken
T.J.N. Hilken
T.J.N. Hilken (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN)
Son of Thomas Henry Hilken, and Anne Hitchman.
Married (1933) Edith Barkley, eldest daughter of Rev. Canon Herbert Dudley Lampen, MA; three sons.

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23.04.1901
West Ham, Greater London
-
14.07.1969
[Cambridge ?]
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1921
S.Lt.
17.03.1924, seniority 15.09.1921
Lt.
22.10.1924, seniority 15.10.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1930
Cdr.
31.12.1936
A/Capt.
> 06.1943, < 08.1943
Capt.
31.12.1944 (retd 07.01.1954)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.12.1940
destruction Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleone [investiture 01.02.44]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.08.1945
Aegean operations, relief of Greece [investiture 09.07.46]
Mention in Despatches MID
30.05.1944
attack on Tirpitz 03.04.44
Mention in Despatches MID
27.03.1945
Operation Dragoon (invasion S France 08.44)
Education: Merchant Taylors' School; RN Engineering College, Keyham; Cambridge University (MA, 1957).
11.04.1919     entered RN
04.02.1923
-
(08.1923)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
30.12.1924
-
(05.)1926
HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Mediterranean)
12.1926
-
(06.1928)
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
27.07.1929
-
(01.1932)
First Lieutenant, HMS Serapis (destroyer) (China)
29.06.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (for emergency destroyers)
17.01.1933
-
(06.1933)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
25.05.1934
-
(11.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Wessex (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
02.11.1934
-
(02.)1935
Commanding Officer, HMS Express (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
07.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
23.07.1935
-
(01.)1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Anthony (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(02.1937)
 
 
no appointment listed
03.03.1937
-
(02.)1939
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.04.1939
-
10.05.1939
London Depot RAN (for passage to Australia per "Cathay")
11.05.1939
-
18.07.1941
Executive Officer, HMAS Sydney [Exchange Officer on loan to RAN] (and as Interpreter (French)) (ship sunk by auxiliary cruiser "Kormoran")
[noteable event sinking of Italian light cruiser "Bartelomeo Colleoni" 19.07.1940]
19.07.1941
-
03.08.1941
HMAS Penguin (additional)
15.08.1941
-
(06.1943)
Naval Staff, Cairo [HMS Nile] *
(08.1943)


Naval Staff, Algiers [HMS Hannibal] *
01.09.1943
-
17.01.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Emperor (escort carrier)
01.1945
-
(07.1945)
Maintenance Captain, HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
[1945/46 acting Military Governor of Penang ?]
03.01.1946
28.02.1947
-
-
(04.1946)
(10.1947)
Commanding Officer, HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Londonderry)
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
1948


Imperial Defence College
01.01.1949
-
(05.)1950
Flag Captain, HMS Mauritius (Flag Ship, East Indies Fleet)
31.03.1951
-
(05.)1953
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiralty [HMS President]
08.07.1953
-
07.01.1954
Naval ADC to the Queen
Warden, University Centre, Cambridge, 1967-1969; Secretary of Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 1954-1967; Fellow of University College, Cambridge, 1965-1968; Vice-President, 1966-1968.
Published: Engineering at Cambridge University, 1783-1965 (1967)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hill,
Frederick Charles
F.C. Hill
?
-
09.2006 still alive
Sea. ?
A/Gnr. (T) 21.04.1945
Cd.El.Offr. 1947/48?, seniority 21.04.1945
Sen.Cd.El.Offr. 01.04.1953
El.Lt. (SD) (Radio Duties) 01.01.1957
Eng.Lt.Cdr. (SD) (Radio Engineering) 01.04.1961 (retd 21.06.1969)
      HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton Barracks, Gosport)
05.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Mackay (destroyer)
30.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Caprice (destroyer)
... - ... ...
Hill,
James Alexander Corrie
J.A.C. Hill
Son of James and Florence Corrie Hill.
Husband of Irene Corrie Hill, of Earls Court, London.

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17.02.1901
Kensington, London
-
11.05.1940
(KIA) [age 39]
[Vlaardingen (Emaus) General Cemetery, The Netherlands, plot M, collective grave 716]
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.01.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.01.1931
Cdr.
30.06.1935
Mention in Despatches MID
26.07.1940
preventing of war materials falling into enemy hands
15.09.1914     entered RN
23.07.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (China)
(05.1926)


no appointment listed
06.1927
-
(08.1927)
HMS Conquest (cruiser) (additional for submarines) (Mediterranean)
22.02.1929
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 48 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
22.02.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Caledon (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
15.07.1931
-
(01.)1932
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
10.1933
-
(07.1935)
Commanding Officer, HMS Olympus (submarine) (China)
14.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
02.08.1937
-
(08.)1938
Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
01.09.1938 - (08.)1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Westcott (destroyer) (China)
09.1939 - (02.)1940 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship)
11.03.1940
-
(04.)1940
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.05.1940
-
11.05.1940
in general charge of operation of Party "B" as part of Operation "XD" to carry out demolitions at Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands [borne on HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
[killed in action when the ship he was on at that moment, the Dutch "Loodsboot 19", ran on a magnetic mine when it was transporting part of the Dutch gold reserves from Rotterdam to Hoek van Holland]
Hill,
[Sir] Richard Augustus Sandys;
since 1950: Hon.
R.A.S. Hill
Son of Capt. Arthur Blundell George Sandys Hill (1837-1923), and Helen Emily Chenevix Trench (1846-1935).

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02.04.1880
Dublin
-
05.07.1954
Cadet
15.01.1894
Midsh.
15.06.1896
S.Lt.
15.12.1899
Lt.
31.12.1901
Cdr.
31.12.1913
Capt.
31.12.1918
Cdre. 2nd cl.
1928
R.Adm.
05.04.1930 (retd 1935)
V.Adm. (retd)
19.07.1935
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
11.1939
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) KBE
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB
1933
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
1930
?
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
28.05.1946
?
Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
?
Croix de Guerre avec palmes (France) CdeG
?
?
Chevalier Legion of Honour (WW I)
Education: HMS Britannia (15.01.1894-...).
1902
-
1904
served in Somaliland (medal)
1914
-
1918
served European War
19.10.1928
-
1930
Commodore 2nd cl. / Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of Naval Establishments at Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
1929


ADC to the King
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
28.08.1931
-
1933
Rear­Admiral and Senior Naval Officer, Yangtze [HMS Bee]
(01.1934)
-
(07.1935)
no appointment listed
11.1939
-
03.02.1942
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
03.02.1942
-
(<04.)1946
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Greenock [HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
Hill,
Roger Percival 
R.P. Hill
Married 1st; one daughter, three sons.
Married 2nd Jonquil ...; two daughters.
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22.06.1910
Cuckfield, Sussex
-
05.05.2001
Arrowtown, near Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
Midsh.
01.09.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1931
S.Lt.
01.08.1931
Lt.
01.12.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.12.1941 (retd 30.07.1946; invalided)
A/Cdr.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
10.11.1942
Operation Pedestal [investiture 15.12.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.02.1944
attacked by rocket bombs 27.08.43 [investiture 22.06.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
26.12.1944
Operation Neptune
Education: Pangbourne.
06.05.1927


joined RN
01.09.1928
-
(10.1930)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
17.08.1931
-
(01.)1932
promotion course, Portsmouth
02.04.1932
-
(06.)1933
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.07.1933
-
(07.1934)
HMS Caradoc (cruiser) (China)
30.04.1935
-
(07.)1937
HMS Electra (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
06.08.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Mediterranean)
03.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Penelope (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(08.1939)
-
(09.1939)
no appointment listed
(09?.)1939
-
(03?.)1940
HMS Tamora (minesweeping trawler)
08.04.1940
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Enchantress (sloop)
12.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Quebec II (Combined Operations centre, Largs)
30.12.1941
-
(08.)1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Ledbury (destroyer)
13.10.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS King Alfred (RMVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
27.04.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Grenville (destroyer)
02.1944
-
09.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Jervis (destroyer)
12.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Emigrated to New Zealand, 1965. Subsequently, he taught navigation at Nelson Technical College, farmed outside Nelson, built a house called "Jervis" and was a member of the Nelson Harbour Board.
Published
: Destroyer Captain (1975; memoirs).
Hill,
Rupert Christopher Oswald
R.C.O. Hill
Son (with one sister) of Christopher John Hill (1870-1926), and Hilda Isobel Milner Moore (1874-1963).
Married ((03?).1921, St Martin in the Fields, London) Margaret Alicia Hutt (1897 - 1981).
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01.07.1899
Coventry district, Warwickshire
-
06.06.1974
Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland
Midsh. 08.09.1915
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1917
S.Lt. 15.05.1918
Lt. 15.02.1920 (retd 14.02.1923; at own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.02.1928
A/Cdr. (retd) > 04.1944, < 06.1944
Mention in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44
05.1912     entered RN
... - ... ...
11.12.1939 - 08.06.1940 HMS Glorious (Courageous class aircraft carrier) [ship sunk in action with battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau near Narvik]
(08.1940) - (12.1940) no appointment listed
02.12.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
21.01.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (despatches)
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
(06.1944)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
25.07.1944 - 24.02.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Empire Arquebus (Empire Battleaxe class landing ship, infantry)
(04.1945)     HMS Empire Arquebus *
10.05.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Spartiate (RN base, Clyde, Glasgow)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hill,
Sydney John 
S.J. Hill (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Thomson)

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09.01.1906
Devonport, Devon
-
29.01.1961
Seaman
? [M37787]
Wt.Shipwr.
05.08.1937
A/Cd.Shipwr. = Sen.Cd.Shipwr.
18.06.1945
Shipwr.Lt.
09.12.1950 (retd 09.01.1956; age)
A/Shipwr.Lt.Cdr.
< 04.1955
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1954
New Year 54 [investiture 09.03.1954]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.03.1941
good services since the outbreak of the war
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1946
New Year 46
26.11.1923
-
(05.1927)
shipwright apprentice, HMS Vivid II (RN base, Devonport)
(1927?)
-
(1928?)
HMS Valiant (battleship)
19.08.1937
-
(04.)1939
HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (East Indies)
10.05.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
27.03.1941
-
(02.)1943
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
(06.1943)


no appointment listed
07.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
15.12.1947
-
(05.1949)
HMS Raleigh
16.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Vanguard
10.1951
-
(05.)1953
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
22.12.1953
-
(04.1955)
HMS Caledonia (RN Apprentices Training Establishment, Rosyth)
Clerk of Works (Dean and Chapter) Durham Cathedral.
Hilliard,
Ronald Hubert
R.H. Hilliard
Record AVAILABLE upon request.
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29.09.1884
Hayling South, Hampshire
-
27.07.1969
Bodmin district, Cornwall
Midsh. 15.1900
... ...
Cdr. 30.06.1918 (retd 10.06.1922)
Capt. (retd) 29.09.1929 (reverted to retd 26.10.1941)
15.05.1897     entered RN
... - ... ...
22.08.1939 - 1940 Consular Shipping Adviser Piraeus
1940 - 25.07.1941 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; as Naval Control Service Officer Piraeus)
26.07.1941 - 25.10.1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; not to join)
Hills,
William Henry
W.H. Hills (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 8432)) W.H. Hills (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 8431))
Record AVAILABLE upon request.
Record AVAILABLE upon request.
11.08.1904
-
02.09.1967
Lt. 01.08.1929 (emgcy)
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy) 05.08.1940
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
... - ... ...
(1940)     HMS Curacoa (despatches)
15.11.1941 - (02.1943) First Lieutenant, HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
... - ... ...
Hims,
Herbert Edwin Charles
H.E.C. Hims (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) H.E.C. Hims (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
Record AVAILABLE upon request.
Record AVAILABLE upon request.
11.10.1902
Oxford, Oxfordshire
-
23.02.1985
Banbury district, Oxfordshire
... ...
Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.07.1939
Cdr. (E) 31.12.1942 (retd 11.10.1952; age)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
Mention in Despatches MID 08.09.1942 Malta convoy & air raids 06.42
Mention in Despatches MID 11.05.1943 minelaying since 11.42
Mention in Despatches MID 21.12.1943 Operation Husky
... - ... ...
(1942)     HMS Welshman (despatches twice)
      on staff of Rear-Admiral (P) (despatches)
01.01.1944 - (01.1945) on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)] (OBE)
... - ... ...
Hinton,
Eric Perceval
"Tishy"
E.P. Hinton (Photo courtesy of Mr Jamie Benning)
Son of late Lt.Col. G.B. Hinton, CMG, RA.
Married (1934) Kathleen Doreen Nita, daughter of late Lt.Col. N. Sinclair, DSO, RA; no children.
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26.07.1902
Hartlepool district, Durham
-
30.03.1970
Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Cadet
?
Midsh.
?
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1922
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.10.1924
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1932
Cdr.
31.12.1939
Capt.
30.06.1947 (retd 07.07.1956)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.08.1940
Dunkirk [investiture 03.09.40]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.07.1942
4 Murmansk-Reykjavik convoys [investiture 22.09.42]
Member of the Royal Victorian Order, 4th Class MVO
12.08.1934
?
Mention in Despatches MID
02.05.1944
operations in Adriatic
Order of the Red Banner (Russia) RedB
17.11.1942
Russian convoys 41-42 [award posted]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.01.1916     entered RN
15.08.1922
-
(01.)1925
HMS Leamington (twin screw minesweeper)
13.08.1925
-
(07.1927)
First Lieutenant, HMS Robin (shallow draught steamer for river service) (China)
30.03.1928
-
(08.)1929
HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
04.09.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Curacoa (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
13.04.1931
-
(09.1932)
First Lieutenant, HMS Versatile (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
10.02.1933
-
(02.)1935
HMS Tiverton (twin screw minesweeper) (1st Minesweeping Flotilla)
07.02.1935
-
(02.)1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Defender (destroyer) (China)
(07.1937)
 
 
no appointment listed
03.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Skipjack (minesweeper)
20.04.1938
-
(04.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Hussar (Halcyon class minesweeper) (1st Minesweeping Flotilla)
28.06.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Britomart (Halcyon class minesweeper)
(06.)1940
-
1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Halcyon (Halcyon class minesweeper)
17.12.1940
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Harrier (Halcyon class minesweeper) & Senior Officer, 6th Minesweeping Flotilla
29.07.1942
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Queenborough (destroyer)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.1945
-
(07.1945)
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
16.03.1948
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Mull of Kintyre (minesweeper maintenance ship)
(05.1953)
 
 
no appointment listed
19.08.1953
-
(01.1956)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch, Paisley, Scotland)
07.01.1956
-
07.07.1956
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
Hinton,
John Robert
J.R. Hinton
From Walderslade, Kent.

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27.10.1905
Cricklewood, London
-
24.02.1978
Chatham district, Kent
T/A/Gnr.
20.09.1943
T/Gnr. = T/Cd.Gnr.
?, seniority 20.09.1943 (retd 1945/46)
Mention in Despatches MID
13.06.1944
2nd Support Group, 6 U-boats sunk in 10 days
16.10.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
07.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Wild Goose (sloop)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Hiscock,
William Ewart
W.E. Hiscock

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13.01.1886
Dorchester, Dorset
-
15.02.1942
(KIA) [age 56]
[Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery]
Gnr.
01.08.1914
Cd.Gnr.
01.08.1924
Lt.
28.03.1934 (retd 13.01.1936)
A/Lt.Cdr. (retd)
?
George Cross GC
16.06.1942
bomb disposal
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.01.1941
controlled mining officer
1900


joined RN
11.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
27.11.1930
-
(02.1931)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Truant (destroyer)
23.11.1931
-
(07.1935)
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
28.01.1939
-
15.02.1942
HMS St Angelo (for miscellaneous duties at Malta, sea mines disposal)
Hoare,
Digby Nigel
"Nick"
D.N. Hoare
Son of ... Hoare, and ... Prosser.
Married Roseanne ...; two sons.
10.07.1922
Lewisham district, Greater London / Kent / London
-
14.02.2007
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Lt.
28.03.1945
Lt.Cdr.
28.03.1953 (retd)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Hoare,
Edward Melvill Brodie
E.M.B. Hoare
Married; children.
From Shrewsbury.
18.12.1918
-
11.2006
...
...
S.Lt.
16.05.1939
Lt.
01.08.1940
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1945
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1948
Cdr.
31.12.1952
Capt.
30.06.1960 (retd 07.07.1969)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
...
-
...
....
28.09.1939
-
(10.)1940
HMS Montrose (destroyer)
07.10.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Cattistock (destroyer)
?
-
(02.)1943
qualifying for navigation duties
04.1943
-
(10.)1944
Navigating Officer, HMS Ready (Algerine class minesweeper)
11.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Navigating Officer, HMS Troubridge (destroyer)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
...
-
...
....
Hoath,
Peter Trevredyn
P.T. Hoath
Mother's maiden name: Hoath.
12.02.1919
Epsom district, Surrey
-
18.09.2007
Lt. (E)
01.04.1940
...
...
Capt.
? (retd)
...
-
...
....
?
-
(07.1945)
Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty
...
-
...
....
Hobart,
Francis Edward Henry Graham
F.E.H.G. Hobart

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05.03.1883
India
-
10.11.1961
Lt.
30.09.1904
Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1912
A/Cdr.
? (retd)
Cdr. (retd) *
01.10.1923
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
03.11.1940? (reverted to retd 20.03.1947)

* also listed as: Cdr. (emgcy), RAN

15.09.1897
 
 
commissioned
30.03.1918
-
(1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Riviera
06.09.1937


enlisted for RAN (emergency) service
03.11.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Stag (base, Port Said)
(02.1943)
-
(04.1946)
HMAS Penguin
20.03.1947


released [HMAS Lonsdale]
Hobson,
Alec Lockhart

A.L. Hobson

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23.12.1906
Watford, Hertfordshire
-
12.11.1970
Horsham, Sussex
Cadet
15.05.1924
Midsh.
15.01.1925
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1927
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
01.06.1929
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1937
Cdr.
31.12.1942 (retd 23.12.1956)
A/Capt.
< 05.1953
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (15.09.1920-14.05.1924).
15.05.1924
-
(05.1926)
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
28.04.1927
-
02.1928
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
02.1928
-
(06.)1928
promotion course, Portsmouth
28.08.1928
-
(02.)1931
HMS Volunteer (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
07.10.1931
-
(01.)1932
Third Officer, HMS Vimy (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
28.04.1932
-
(06.)1933
qualifying for Torpedo duties [HMS Vernon]
14.08.1933
-
(01.)1934
Torpedo Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
31.08.1934
-
(02.)1936
Torpedo Officer, HMS Kempenfelt (flotilla leader) (Home Fleet)
12.10.1936
-
(08.)1938
Instructional Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
23.08.1938
-
(08.1939)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Aurora (cruiser) (Home Fleet) (and as Squadron Torpedo Officer, Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas)
25.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
Staff Officer (Intelligence), Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas [HMS Woolwich]
25.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
Squadron Torpedo Officer & Staff Officer (Intelligence), Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas [HMS Maidstone]
15.07.1941
-
(02.)1943
Torpedo Officer & Principal Control Officer, HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
03.02.1943
-
(10.1944)
Whitehead Department, HMS Vernon (for duty at Whitehead Office at Argyll Works, Alexandria)
(07.1945)


not indexed
07.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Carysfort (destroyer)
18.03.1947
-
(07.1948)
Underwater Weapons Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
22.03.1949
-
(05.1950)
Executive Officer, HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Londonderry)
02.04.1951
-
(01.1956)
HMS President (for miscellaneous duties)
Hocken,
Barry Nathaniel
B.N. Hocken
16.05.1920
Dover, Kent
-
18.11.1997
Plymouth district, Devon
Cadet (E)
01.09.1938
Midsh. (E)
01.09.1939
S.Lt. (E)
01.01.1942
A/Lt. (E)
< 08.1942
Lt. (E)
10.07.1943, seniority 16.11.1941
Lt.Cdr. (E)
16.11.1949
Cdr. (E)
30.06.1955 (retd 16.05.1975)
01.09.1938
-
09.1939
special entry cadet (for engineering duties), HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
12.09.1939
-
(08.1942)
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
(02.1943)
-
(10.1943)
HMS Uganda (cruiser) *
19.10.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
03.1946
-
(04.1946)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
...
-
...
....
Hodges,
John Michael
J.M. Hodges
Son of Adm. Sir Michael Henry Hodges, KCB, CMG, MVO (1874-1951), and Frederica Octavia Tiarks (1883-1966), of Thatcham, Berkshire.
Brother of Capt. Michael Hodges, CB, OBE, RN.
Married (09.11.1946, Garrison Church, Hamburg, Germany) Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Harbord (20.08.1912 - 10.1985), Chief Officer WRNS, daughter of Capt. Edward Ralph Harbord, DSO, MC (1870-1950), and Annie Evelyn Riley-Smith (1887-1980), of Wetherby, Yorkshire; one son, one daughter.

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09.05.1910
Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
12.08.1987
Petersfield district, Hampshire
Cadet 01.09.1927
Midsh. 01.05.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1930
S.Lt. 01.01.1931
Lt. 01.01.1933
Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1941
Cdr. 31.12.1944
Capt. 30.06.1951 (retd 29.12.1956)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 25.08.1942 Operation Ironclad (assault & capture of Diego Suarez, 05-07.05.42) [investiture 15.12.42]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (15.01.1924-1927).
01.09.1927 - (04.)1930 HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (got his flying licence # 8773 on 29.08.1929, taken on a D.H.60X 80 h.p. Cirrus at Bristol & Wessex Aero Club, Filton)
25.09.1930 - (02.1931) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
02.01.1932 - (09.1932) HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
23.03.1933 - (02.)1935 HMS Leander (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
05.1935 - (07.)1935 HMS Amphion (cruiser)
04.10.1935 - (02.)1936 First Lieutenant, HMS Amazon (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
18.03.1936 - (02.)1937 First Lieutenant, HMS Niger (sloop minesweeper)
08.06.1937 - (07.1937) HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
18.01.1938 - (02.)1938 First Lieutenant, HMS Tenedos (destroyer) (China)
28.03.1938 - (02.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Diamond (destroyer)
25.02.1941 - 25.01.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Anthony (destroyer) (DSO)
01.1943 - 15.07.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Orwell (destroyer)
03.08.1944 - (01.)1945 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
18.02.1945 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Diomede (cruiser)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
29.10.1948 - (05.1949) Executive Officer, HMS London (cruiser)
23.01.1950 - (05.1950) HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
03.10.1951 - (05.1953) HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
04.01.1954 - 28.12.1955 Commanding Officer, HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) & as Captain Coastal Forces and Superintendent Admiralty Craf Experimental Establishment
(1956)     Captain (D), Londonderry
Bought & ran a successful broiler chicken farm in Sussex.
Literature: obituary in: The Daily Telegraph book of naval obituaries (2004, p. 33-36).
Hodges,
Michael
M. Hodges
Son of Adm. Sir Michael Henry Hodges, KCB, CMG, MVO (1874-1951), and Frederica Octavia Tiarks (1883-1966), of Thatcham, Berkshire.
Brother of Capt. John Michael Hodges, DSO, RN.
Married (1946) Heather Hayes; one son.

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08.09.1904
Bromley, Greater London
-
19.06.1977
London
...
...
Lt.
15.12.1926
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1934
Cdr.
30.06.1939
A/Capt.
22.12.1941?
Capt.
30.06.1946 (retd 27.06.1950; invalided)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB
01.01.1968
New Year 68 [investiture 20.02.68]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.06.1946
wind up Far East
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.05.1918


entered RN
...
-
...
...
14.08.1936
-
(10.)1938
Fleet Signal Officer, Mediterranean [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship), later HMS Warspite (battleship)
13.12.1938
-
(04.)1939
Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
24.07.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, Signal School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
11.1941
-
(12.)1941
Signal Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
22.12.1941
-
(08.)1943
Chief Signal Officer, Combined Operations HQ & Chairman of Combined Operations Communications Committee
27.09.1943
-
(06.)1944
Chief Signal Officer, SE Asia [HMS Braganza]
12.12.1944
-
(04.)1946
Executive Officer, HMS Duke of York (battleship)
?
-
07.1948
Commanding Officer, HMS Cardigan Bay (frigate)
1948
-
1950
Deputy Director of Signals, Admiralty [HMS President]
Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, 1962-1963, Cabinet Office, 1963-1968 (retired).
Hodgkinson,
Guy Beauchamp
G.B. Hodgkinson
Son of Cdr. George Hodgkinson, RN (retd), and Helen Blanche Raggett.
Married (1930) Beryl Margaret, daughter of Harry Langley; two daughters.

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11.01.1903
Bromley, Greater London, Kent
-
23.08.1981
...
...
Lt.
15.07.1925
Lt.Cdr.
15.07.1933
Cdr.
30.06.1941 (retd 11.01.1953)
A/Capt.
< 07.1945
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.10.1940
air oeprations Mediterranean [investiture 08.04.41]
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
?
? [according to "Who's who", but unconfirmed]
Education: St Hugh's School, Chislehurst; RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.09.1916     entered RN
... - ... ...
(09.1939)


Fleet Air Arm
(04.1940)
-
(08.1940)
816 or 820 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
04.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
instructional staff, HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)
10.10.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
14.01.1943
-
(06.1944)
Naval Assistant (Technical) to Fifth Sea Lord [HMS President] *
08.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
on staff of Flag Officer Naval Air Stations [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)] *
07.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
Assistant Director Naval Air Organisation Division [from 04.02.1946: Naval Air Organisation and Training Division], Admiralty [HMS President]
* obviously an (erroneous) double appointment; in the index for first appointment till (10.1943); Lt.Cdr. R.A. Brabner, RNVR, may also have held the first position somewhere in 1943
Hodgkinson,
Robert Hugh
"Hughie"
R.H. Hodgkinson
Son of Col. George Holden Hodgkinson, and Mrs Hodgkinson, of Cholderotn, Wiltshire.
Married ((03?).1939, Martley district, Worcestershire) Wenda Prudence "Wendy" Ward-Jackson, daughter of the later Ralph S. Ward-Jackson, of Normanby, Yorkshire, and Mrs Beviss Bond, of Martley, Worcester; two sons, one daughter.

30.01.1912
Towcester, Northamptonshire
-
22.01.1996
Horton, Dorset
Cadet 01.05.1929
Midsh. 01.01.1930
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1932
S.Lt. 16.02.1933
Lt. 16.08.1935
Lt.Cdr. 16.08.1943 (retd 03.08.1949)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 08.02.1944 action with E-boats Nore 24.10.43 [decoration posted]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
30.04.1929 - (04.)1930 HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
07.04.1930 - (01.)1932 HMS Dauntless (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
01.05.1932 - 08.01.1933 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
09.01.1933 - (06.)1933 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
02.09.1933 - (02.)1935 HMS Folkestone (sloop) (China)
(07.1935) - (02.1937) no appointment listed
(07.)1937 - (08.)1938 ADC to the Governor-General of South Africa
09.08.1938 - (10.1938) Commanding Officer, HMS Acheron (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
(02.1939) - (04.1939) no appointment listed
25.05.1939 - (09.1939) First Lieutenant, HMS Britomart (minesweeper)
22.01.1940 - (10.)1940 First Lieutenant, HMS Harvester (destroyer)
18.12.1940 - (02.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Hotspur (destroyer)
19.09.1941 - (12.1941) First Lieutenant, HMS Sphinx (accommodation camp, Alexandria, Egypt)
04.07.1942 - (02.)1943 staff, HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
04.1943 - 18.07.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Pytchley (escort destroyer)
01.08.1944 - (10.)1944 an Assistant to Naval Assistants to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
27.12.1944 - 01.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Wizard (destroyer)
16.09.1946 - (07.1948) naval staff (house officer), RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
07.02.1949 - (05.)1949 on staff of Commander-in-Chief Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
Assistant Master, Gordonstoun School. House master, Peterhouse School, Southern Rhodesia. Headmaster, Milton Abbey (public school), near Blandford, Dorset, 1955-1969.
Published: Before the tide turned : the Mediterranean experiences of a British destroyer officer in 1941 (1944)
Hodson,
Duncan Robert Christopher
D.R.C. Hodson
Married 1st ((06?).1938, St Marylebone district, London) ... Modin.
Married 2nd ((06?).1949, Maidenhead district, Berkshire) ... Haylor.

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27.04.1905
-
21.03.1960
hospital, Paddington district, London
...
...
Lt.
01.03.1929
Lt.Cdr.
01.03.1937 (retd)
A/Cdr.
05.03.1943 ?
Cdr. (retd)
?
15.01.1919     entered RN
...
-
...
...
14.09.1938
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Boyne (trawler)
27.08.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Martello (auxiliary patrol base, Lowestoft)
15.07.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Duke of York (battleship)
10.01.1943
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Atheling (escort carrier)
05.03.1943
-
(06.1944)
Executive Officer, HMS Trumpeter
(07.1945)


HMS President *
(04.1946)


Combined Operations HQ *
(07.1948)


Admiral Commanding Reserves' Office *
(05.1949)


no appointment listed
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hoffman,
Guy Cedric
G.C. Hoffman

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06.04.1902
Knighton, Herefordshire
-
12.05.1994
Salisbury, Wiltshire
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1922
S.Lt.
15.08.1923, seniority 30.07.1922
Lt. (E)
30.01.1924
Lt.Cdr. (E)
30.01.1932
Cdr. (E)
30.06.1936 (retd  06.04.1952)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1951
New Year 51
Mention in Despatches MID
16.03.1943
Operation Torch (landings in N Africa 11.42)
15.01.1916     entered RN
10.05.1923
-
(08.1923)
qualifying in engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
09.1924
-
(05.1926)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.07.1926
-
(07.1927)
staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
10.06.1929
-
(08.)1929
HMS Curlew (cruiser) (Chatham)
11.1929
-
(01.)1932
HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
09.05.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Vidette (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
10.04.1934
-
(02.)1936
HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
20.10.1936
-
(07.)1937
HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (The Nore)
15.09.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Dragon (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, The Nore)
09.04.1938
-
(04.1940)
HMS Berwick (cruiser) (America and West Indies station)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
06.02.1941
-
(12.1943)
HMS Bermuda (cruiser)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
18.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
03.1946
-
(07.1948)
staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
03.10.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
(1950)
-
(1951)
HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
MIMechE.
Hogg,
Richard Henry
R.H. Hogg (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)

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24.10.1882
Erith, Kent
-
17.10.1962
Middlesex South district, Middlesex
Boatsw. 03.04.1915 (retd)
Cd.Boatsw. (retd) 04.03.1942
Lt. (retd) 25.07.1945
01.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
Holbrook,
Leonard Stanley
L.S. Holbrook

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30.03.1882
-
29.08.1974
... ...
Capt. 30.06.1920
R.Adm. 15.10.1932 (retd)
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO ? ?
... - ... ...
04.08.1942 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS St Vincent (preliminary air training establishment, Gosport, Hampshire)
Holdsworth,
[Arthur*] John Arundell
J.A. Holdsworth (Photo courtesy of Mr. S. Holdsworth)
Son (with three brothers and three sisters) of Frederick John Cropper Holdsworth (1887?-1951), and Mary Wilmot Harris Arundell (1891-1974).
Brother of Capt. Michael Holdsworth, MC, The Devonshire Regiment.

* added at a later stage; all oldest Holdworths were called Arthur, but as he was killed in the war, John added the name Arthur, being the oldest in line

31.03.1915
Kingsbridge district, Devon
-
12.06.1999

Teignbridge, Devon
Cadet
01.05.1932
Midsh.
01.01.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1935
S.Lt.
16.01.1936
Lt.
16.05.1938, backdated 16.04.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
22.05.1944 [acting rank]
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944 [appointed rank]
Lt.Cdr.
16.10.1945 (retd 1965)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
1980
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1962
New Year 62
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Mention in Despatches MID
05.12.1944
actions near Le Havre
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
?
Education: Stanmore Park Preparatory School; RN College Dartmouth (1929).
1928


entered RN
23.04.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Sussex (cruiser)
1934


HMS Leander (cruiser)
02.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
Lieutenant's courses, RN College, Greenwich
18.08.1936
-
(02.1937)
HMS Resolution (battleship)
1937
-
12.08.1938
First Lieutenant, MTB 9 [HMS Tamar]
12.08.1938
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, MTB 9 [HMS Tamar] (Hong Kong)
(1940)


HMS Locust (gunboat)
12.12.1941
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HMS Escapade (destroyer)
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
(1943)


HMS Beaufort (destroyer)
(06.1943)
-
07.1943
HMS Nile (shore base Commander-in-Chief, Levant)
25.07.1943
-
05.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Wishart (destroyer)
22.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM LCH 269 (landing craft, headquarters) [HMS Copra]
31.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Talybont (destroyer) *
1946


Cambridge University (learning Russian)
1947
-
1949
Assistant Naval Attaché Warsa
1950
-
1951
British Joint Services Mission, Washington
1952


HMS Savage
1953


HMS Ganges
1954
-
1956
Naval Staff, Germany
1956
-
1965
Flag Lieutenant to the  Board of Admiralty
Steward, Newton Abbot Race Course, 1967-1985; Deputy President, Devon Branch, BRCS, 1971-1985 (Patron, 1985-); Chairman, Silver Jubilee Trust Council, Devon, 1978-1985. Deputy Lieutenant 1973, High Sheriff, 1976-1977, Devon. An Extra Gentleman Usher to the Queen, since 1985 (Gentleman Usher, 1967-1985); Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Devon, 1982-1990
* Although the Navy List states date of appointment as 31.07.1944, a veteran of LCH 269 is quite certain he still served there late October 1944.
Holland,
Cedric Swinton
"Hookey"
C.S. Holland C.S. Holland
C.S. Holland
Son (with two sisters) of Adm. Swinton Colthurst Holland (1844-1922), and Eva Amy Williams.
Married (15.06.1925, St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, St George Hanover Square district, London) Agnes Barbara Dillwyn-Venables-Llewelyn (18.07.1894 - 03.1988), daughter (with three brothers) of Col. Sir Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewelyn, 2nd Bt. (1870-1951), and Katharine Minna Venables (1870-1956); one son, one daughter.

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13.10.1889
Alverstoke, Hampshire
-
11.05.1950
hospital, Stepney district, London
Cadet 15.01.1905
Midsh. 15.05.1906
S.Lt. 30.09.1909
Lt. 31.08.1911
Lt.Cdr. 31.08.1919
Cdr. 31.12.1924
Capt. 30.06.1932
R.Adm. 06.02.1942 (retd 01.06.1945)
V.Adm. (retd) 01.06.1945 (reverted to retd 1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [investiture 28.01.47]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41
Mention in Despatches MID 06.01.1942 Home Fleet operations esp. Norwegian waters
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM 13.08.1946 ? [decoration presented]
Education: HMS Britannia.
15.01.1905     entered RN
1914 - 1918 served European War (despatches)
... - ... ...
17.01.1938 - 09.04.1940 Naval Attaché, Paris [HMS President]
10.04.1940 - 05.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)
23.05.1941 - 01.1942 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional, temporarily; as Naval Liaison Officer on staff of Governor & Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar [Lord Gort])
10.03.1942 - 11.1943 Director Signal Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
27.11.1943 - (04.)1946 Rear-Admiral (Q) [= Principal Administrative Officer] to East Indies Fleet [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
Holland,
Lancelot Ernest
L.E. Holland Photo from www.hmshood.com
Photo from www.hmshood.com
Son (with five brothers and one sister) of late Tom Wilkinson Holland, brewer & doctor, and Helen Elizabeth C. Pritchard.
Married ((12?).1913, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Phyllis Margaret Wales Smith, daughter of late Dr Arthur John Smith; one son (died 1935).

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13.09.1887
Banbury district
-
24.05.1941
Denmark Strait (a/b HMS Hood)
(KIA)
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
A/S.Lt. 15.11.1906
S.Lt. 01.08.1907, seniority 15.11.1906
Lt. 15.11.1907
Lt.Cdr. 15.11.1915
Cdr. 31.12.1919
Capt. 30.06.1926
Cdre. 2nd cl. 17.02.1936?
R.Adm. 11.01.1938
V.Adm. 01.08.1940
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 02.01.1939 New Year 39
Mention in Despatches MID 14.10.1941 Bismarck action (posthumously)
LoA - Canadian military convoys
Commander of the Order of the Redeemer (Greece) (21.11.1932)
Education: HMS Britannia (1900).
15.05.1902     entered RN
(01.1925)     no appointment listed
03.12.1926 - (07.1927) Deputy Director, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.05.1929 - (02.1931) Flag Captain, HMS Hawkins (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to R.Adm. Commanding 2nd Cruiser Squadron
28.05.1931 - (09.)1932 Head of British Naval Mission to Greece
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
25.07.1934 - (07.1935) Flag Captain, HMS Revenge (battleship) & Chief Staff Officer to V.Adm. Commanding 1st Battle Squadron
17.02.1936 - (02.1937) Commodore RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
19.08.1936 - (02.1937) Naval ADC to the King
11.08.1937 - (10.)1938 Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.01.1939 - (08.)1939 Rear-Admiral 2nd Battle Squadron [HMS Resolution]
04.01.1940 - (05.)1940 Admiralty's representative to the Air Ministry [HMS President]
(06.1940)     no appointment listed
10.06.1940 - (10.)1940 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Rodney (battleship), from 24.07.1940 HMS Nelson (battleship)]
12.11.1940 - (04.)1941 Vice-Admiral Commanding 18th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Manchester (cruiser), from ... HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)]
1941 - 1941 Vice-Admiral Commanding 1st Battle Squadron & designated Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet
12.05.1941 - 24.05.1941 Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron [HMS Hood] & Second-in-Command Home Fleet (sunk)
Holland-Martin,
[Sir] Douglas Eric
"Deric"
D.E. Holland-Martin
4th of 6 sons of late Robert Martin Holland [changed name in 1923 to Holland-Martin], CB (1872-1944), banker, and late Mrs Eleanor Mary Holland­Martin (née Martin), Overbury Court, Tewkesbury.
Married (09.09.1951) Rosamund Mary Hornby, DBE (26.06.1914-18.06.2001), Chairman of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, daughter of Charles Harry St John Hornby and Cicely Rachel Emily Barclay; one son, one daughter.

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10.04.1906
London
-
06.01.1977
Kemerton, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Midsh.
15.05.1924
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1926
S.Lt.
30.05.1927
Lt.
31.03.1929
Lt.Cdr.
31.03.1937
Cdr.
31.12.1940
Capt.
30.06.1946
R.Adm.
07.07.1955
V.Adm.
14.02.1958
Adm.
10.03.1961 (retd 09.021966)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1964
New Year 64 [investiture 10.03.64]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1960
New Year 60 [investiture 09.02.60]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1958
New Year 58 [investiture 11.02.58]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.03.1943
actions Eastern Mediterranean 04-05.43 [award presented]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1940
New Year 40 [investiture 08.07.41]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings 09.43) [award presented]
Education: West Downs School, Winchester; RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (15.01.1920-1924).
15.05.1924
-
08.03.1926
HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Mediterranean)
09.03.1926
-
(05.)1926
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.03.1928
-
(05.)1928
HMS Carysfort (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport) (for emergency destroyers) (temporary)
10.05.1928
-
(06.1928)
HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht) (Portsmouth)
08.11.1928
-
(02.)1931
HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies)
01.12.1931
-
(06.)1933
RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
03.10.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Tarantula (gunboat) (China)
(02.1936)
 
 
no appointment listed
29.07.1936
-
(08.)1938
HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
31.08.1938
-
10.1939
Executive Officer, HMS Tartar (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
10.1939
-
01.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Tartar (destroyer) (North Sea operations)
(04.1940)
 
 
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *



Commanding Officer, HMS Holderness (destroyer) (East Coast/Channel operations)
14.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
HMS President (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)
28.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
Executive Officer, HMS Nubian (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
10.01.1942
-
24.06.1942
on staff of Flag Officer, Ceylon [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
25.06.1942
-
12.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Nubian (destroyer) (Mediterranean) [possibly until 03.04.1944]



Commanding Officer, HMS Faulknor (destroyer) (Home Waters)
(04.1944)
-
(10.1944)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
19.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
Office of Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord [HMS President]
15.03.1947
-
1949
Naval Attaché to Argentine, Paraguay and Uruguay (based at Buenos Aires)
(05.1949)
 
 
no appointment listed
29.08.1949
-
(05.)1950
Commanding Officer, HMS Agincourt (destroyer) & Captain (D) 4th Destroyer Flotilla
1951
 
 
imperial defence course
04.04.1952
-
(05.)1953
Director of Plans, Admiralty [HMS President]
28.12.1953
-
(07.)1954
Commanding Officer, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)
(04.1955)
 
 
HMS President *
12.07.1955
-
(01.)1957
Flag Officer (Flotillas), Mediterranean [HMS Ranpura]
1957
-
01.1958
Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel [HMS President]
01.1958
-
12.1959
Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
01.1960
-
14.05.1961
Flag Officer Air (Home) [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
30.06.1961
-
(02.)1964
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, and Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces, Mediterranean [HMS Phoenicia]
04.1964
-
1966
Commandant, Imperial Defence College
Vice-Admiral of the UK and Lieutenant of the Admiralty, 11.01.1973-12.04.1976. A Trustee, Imperial War Museum, 1966, Vice-President and Chairman 1967-; Chairman, Committee of Inquiry into Trawler Safety, 1968; Member, White Fish Authority and Herring Industry Board, 01.07.1969-30.06.1972. Deputy Lieutenant (DL) 05.08.1968, Vice-Lieutenant, 20.03.1973, Worcester. Lord-Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester, since 08.03.1976 (Lieutenant, 01.04.1974-07.03.1976).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hollings,
Herbert Anthony John
"Tony"
H.A.J. Hollings
Married ((06?).1957, Newbury district, Berkshire) Jennifer Margaret Hutt, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs J.G. Hutt, of Ashmore Green, Newbury.
Of Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
07.03.1920
Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey / Sussex
-
11.08.2002
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Cadet 01.05.1937
Midsh.
01.05.1938
Lt.
16.01.1941
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1948
Lt.Cdr.
16.01.1949
Cdr.
30.06.1952 (retd 1954)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
24.10.1944
rescue USS men from LST 09.06.44

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
10.11.1942
Op. Pedestal, Gibralta-Malta convoy 08.42

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Mention in Despatches MID
13.03.1945
assault Normandy 06-09.44
01.05.1937 - 30.04.1938 special entry cadet, HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
01.05.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
14.04.1942
-
(02.1943)
HMS Ledbury (destroyer)
(06.1943)
-
(08.1943)
no appointment listed
01.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, MTB 234 & SO 21st MTB Flotilla (wounded)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
(06.1944)


HMS Retalick (frigate)
(1944)


HMS Gateshead (trawler)
19.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Vernon
05.01.1948
-
(07.1948)
administrative staff, Torpedo & Anti-Submarine School, Portsmouth [HMS Vernon]
(05.1950)


HMS President *
30.03.1953
-
(05.1953)
staff of Flag Officer (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hollins,
Thomas
T. Hollins (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)
01.06.1897 ?
-
T/A/Wt. Master-at-Arms = Sen.Cd. Master-at-Arms 01.05.1940
A/Lt.-at-Arms ?
01.05.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
Hollins,
William Francis
W.F. Hollins

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17.07.1901
Mansfield district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire
-
28.10.1955
S.Lt. 15.05.1922
Lt. 15.02.1924
Lt.Cdr. 15.02.1932 (retd 17.07.1946)
Cdr. (retd) 17.07.1946
Education: Cambridge.
15.01.1915     entered RN
... - ... ...
25.10.1924 - (01.)1925 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
25.05.1925 - (03.)1926 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(05.1926)     no appointment listed
22.09.1926 - (02.1927) anti-submarine course, HMS Osprey
... - ... ...
15.12.1938 - 03.10.1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Puffin (patrol vessel)
10.12.1939 - 10.03.1940 Anti-Submarine Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.03.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for Experimental Department)
02.06.1941 - 16.11.1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for destroyer flotilla)
17.11.1941 - (08.)1942 Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
22.11.1942 - 04.10.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Bideford (sloop)
04.10.1943 - (12.1943) Executive Officer, HMS Bideford (sloop)
(04.1944)     HMS Bideford *
22.05.1944 - (01.)1945 Radio Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.1945 - (04.)1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Opossum (sloop)
Hollis,
Robert Bruce
R.B. Hollis
Married ((03?).1935, Tendring district, Essex) Gertrude Elizabeth Green (18.01.1904 - 02.1988); one daughter, one son.
01.09.1905
Lewisham district, London
-
30.05.1995
Colchester district, Essex
Schoolmaster 26.08.1927
Schoolmaster (CWO) 26.08.1937
Senior Master 01.09.1942
Instr.Lt. 17.09.1946, seniority 01.08.1938
Instr.Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1950 (retd 01.09.1960)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1958 New Year 58 [investiture 04.03.58]
Education: BSc.
28.02.1928 - (08.)1929 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
12.1929 - (08.1930) HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
02.01.1931 - (05.)1932 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
30.06.1932 - (02.)1935 HMS Dauntless (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station, then Mediterranean)
26.04.1935 - (08.)1938 HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
31.08.1938 - (10.)1938 HMS Aurora (cruiser) (Home Fleet) (and for duty with Home Fleet Destroyers)
12.12.1938 - (07.)1940 HMS Mashona (destroyer), later HMS Somali (destroyer) [accommodated in HMS Mashona] (for flotilla duties)
20.08.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
07.10.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
16.08.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Mercury (signal school, Portsmouth)
12.12.1942 - 26.07.1944 HMS King George V (battleship)
27.07.1944 - (04.)1946 HMS Valkyrie (RDF training establishment, Regent Camp. Douglas, Isle of Man)
07.11.1946 - (05.1949) HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
09.01.1950 - (05.)1950 HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
01.07.1950 - (05.)1951 HMS Mars (Reserve Fleet, Harwich)
08.01.1952 - (07.)1954 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
23.08.1954 - (01.1956) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous duties)
(01.1957) - (01.)1960 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
Holloway,
James Cloudesley
J.C. Holloway (Photo courtesy of Mrs Alix Bishop) J.C. Holloway (Photo courtesy of Mrs Alix Bishop)
J.C. Holloway (Photo courtesy of Mrs Alix Bishop)

Only son of Master Leonard Cloudesley Holloway (1885-1966), and Clare Alix Whitworth McGowan (1884-1973), of Staceys, Ledborough Lane, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
Married (14.12.1940, Holy Trinity Church, Penn, Amersham district, Buckinghamshire) Joan Cunningham Turner (21.03.1919 - 25.12.2005), younger daughter of Rev. Samuel Denison Turner (1871-), and Martha Olerenshaw Cunningham, of South Africa; three sons, one daughter.
29.04.1917
Amersham district, Buckinghamshire
-
14.10.1997
Sydney, British Columbia, Canada
T/S.Lt. (E) 25.02.1940
T/Lt. (E) 29.04.1942 (reld 28.02.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Sherborne School (1930.3-1935; School House; VI; VIII 1935); Faraday House.
01.07.1940 - 01.09.1940 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) *
02.09.1940 - 02.02.1941 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) * / ** (as Engineer Officer, 8th MTB Flotilla)
29.01.1941 - 30.04.1941 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) **
08.02.1941 - 31.03.1941 HMS Watchful (anti-submarine & minesweeper base, Great Yarmouth) *
01.04.1941 - 30.04.1941 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) *
01.05.1941 - 09.11.1941 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for 5th MTB Flotilla)
10.11.1941 - 15.01.1942 HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
16.01.1942 - 21.05.1942 HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)
22.05.1942 - 01.07.1942 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
02.07.1942 - 01.09.1943 HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)
[en route from Liverpool to NY on MV Lochkatrine and was torpedoed in the N Atlantic on Aug 3, 1942 by U-552]
02.07.1942 - 01.09.1943 18th MTB Flotilla
18.09.1943 - 31.03.1944 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for duty at Chittagong)
[Navy List has date of appointment 12.11.1943]
01.04.1944 - 27.02.1945 HMIS Cheetah (RIN Coastal Forces base, Bombay)
28.02.1945 - 31.03.1945 on passage
01.04.1945 - 30.04.1945 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
01.05.1945 - 31.12.1945 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
01.01.1946 - 28.02.1946 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
Emigrated to Canada after the war and worked for Studebaker as a design engineer in Hamilton, Ontario. He later became the national service manager for Mercedes Benz. Retired 1973.
* according to record extracted from Payment and Victual Ledgers
** according to Navy List
Holt,
John Edward
J.E. Holt

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02.12.1979
Auckland, New Zealand
Schoolm. (CWO) 15.05.1933
Sen.Master 25.03.1943
Instr.Lt. 17.09.1946, seniority 13.11.1938
Instr.Lt.Cdr. 30.06.1949 (retd 01.12.1964)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE

01.01.1949

New Year 49: on loan to New Zealand
... - ... ...
30.04.1938 - (10.)1941 HMNZS Philomel (RNZN depot, Auckland)
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
20.03.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Europa (RNPS central depot, Lowestoft)
07.1944 - (04.1946) HMNZS Tamaki (RNZN training establishment, Motuihi Island, Auckland)
... - ... ...
Holt,
John Geoffrey Vesey
J.G.V. Holt
Younger son (with one brother & two sisters) of V.Adm. Reginald Vesey Holt, CB, DSO, MVO, RN, and Evelyn Constance Day.
Brother of Lt. Christopher Robert Vesey Holt, CVO, VRD, RNVR, and of 3rd Offr. Rowena Mary Vesey Holt, WRNS
Married ((06?).1949, Westminster district, London) Vivien M.L. Gillespie, eldest daughter of Lt.Col. R.R. Gillespie, OBE, MC, of Oakley, Hampshire, and Mrs. D. Gillespie, of Malin Hall, County Donegal.
19.03.1918
Tendring district, Greater London
-
14.03.2007
Cadet 01.01.1936
Midsh. 01.01.1937
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1939
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 16.05.1940
Lt.Cdr. 16.05.1948
Cdr. 30.06.1956 (retd 24.12.1966)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 13.06.1959 HM's birthday 59
01.01.1936     special entry cadet
01.01.1937 - (02.)1937 HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
06.1937 - (10.1938) HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
02.01.1939 - (08.)1939 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.08.1939 - 03.09.1939 HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for course)
04.09.1939 - 17.09.1939 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for course)
18.09.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Kashmir (destroyer)
06.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Decoy (destroyer)
15.12.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Mahratta (destroyer)
19.02.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Diomede (cruiser)
04.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Garth (destroyer)
(04.1946)     HMS Brilliant *
17.02.1948 - (05.1949) HMS Royal Arthur
09.01.1950 - (05.1950) HMS Royal Albert
(05.1953)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
15.05.1954 - (07.1954) HMS Warrior
30.01.1955 - (01.1956) HMS Bulwark
10.01.1957 - (01.1957) Staff Officer Administration, HMS Warrior
(01.1959)     no appointment listed
(07.1961)     NATO *
14.06.1962 - (02.1963) Executive Officer, HMS Adamant
(02.1964)     Joint Services Staff College *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Holt,
John Langford
see: Langford-Holt,
[Sir] John Anthony
 
Holt,
Reginald Vesey
R.V. Holt
Second son (with five brothers & one sister) of Sir Vesey George Mackenzie Holt, KBE, JP (1854-1923), and Mabel Mary Drummond (1854-1930).
Married (11.07.1914) Evelyn Constance Day (1893?-1978?), only daughter of the late Lt.Col. Robert V. Day & Mrs Day, of Lawford House, Manningtree; two sons (Lt. Christopher Robert Vesey Holt, CVO, VRD, RNVR & Cdr. John Geoffrey Vesey Holt, OBE, RN), two daughters (3rd Offr. Rowena Mary Vesey Holt, WRNS).

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26.05.1884
Belgrave Square, St George Hanover Square district, London
-
09.12.1957
Fontwell, nr Arundel, Sussex
Cadet 15.05.1899
Midsh. 15.11.1900
S.Lt. 15.01.1904
Lt. 30.06.1906
Lt.Cdr. 30.06.1914
Cdr. 31.12.1917
Capt. 30.06.1925
R.Adm. 22.06.1936
V.Adm. 15.12.1939 (retd 05.1940)
Cdre. 1st cl. 1943?
Cdre. 2nd cl. 1944?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 09.06.1938 HM's birthday 38
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.07.1917 for service in action with an enemy submarine
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO 13.08.1923 for escort duties with the King's yacht Britannia
Mention in Despatches MID 02.12.1938 *
Distinguished Service Medal (Navy) (USA) DSM 1938 US warship "Panay" rescues Yangtze river
Knight Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark) Dann 08.10.1946 services to Denmark

* On learning of the sinking of the U.S.S. "Panay" on the 13th December, 1937, he immediately went to her assistance. During the 13th and 14th December Rear-Admiral Holt personally conducted the search for the "Panay" survivors, on many occasions exposing himself to personal danger, and his actions throughout were gallant, forceful and successful.

Education: Eton; HMS Britannia (05.1899-).
15.05.1899     entered RN
1900     HMS Jupiter (Channel Squadron)
01.11.1901     HMS Goliath (China)
22.02.1905 - 1906 HMS Dee (torpedo-boat destroyer) [based at HMS Leander]
10.01.1907 - 1909? HMS Magnificent
03.1909   1910? Commanding Officer, Torpedo Boat No. 55 (Portsmouth)
04.08.1910 - 1912 lent to RCN (HMCS Rainbow (cruiser))
15.10.1912     Commanding Officer, HMS Doon [based at HMS St George]
14.04.1913 - 07.1913 Commanding Officer, HMS Itchen (torpedo-boat destroyer) [based at HMS St George]
15.07.1913 - 12.1914 Commanding Officer, HMS Kale (torpedo-boat destroyer) [based at HMS St George]
12.1914 - 03.02.1916 Commanding Officer, Torpedo Boat No. 16
03.02.1916 - 01.1917 Commanding Officer, HMS Mastiff (torpedo-boat destroyer)
01.1917 - (01.1919) Commanding Officer, HMS Redoubt (torpedo-boat destroyer)
15.04.1919     Commanding Officer, HMS Maenad
(12.1921) - 01.02.1922 Commanding Officer, HMS Rowena & Senior Officer, Local Defence Flotilla, Gibraltar
30.05.1923 - 31.08.1923 Commanding Officer, HMS Vesper (torpedo-boat destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.09.1923 - (01.)1925 Commanding Officer, HMS Vampire (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
04.01.1926 - 03.1926 senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
06.03.1926 - (05.1926) senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
? - 04.01.1927 Commanding Officer, HMS Bruce & Captain (D), 8th Destroyer Flotilla (Rosyth)
10.01.1927 - 04.09.1928 Captain (D), 6th Destroyer Flotilla (Atlantic Fleet) [HMS Campbell (flotilla leader)]
18.10.1928 - 16.10.1930 Commanding Officer, HMS Malabar & in charge of HM Naval Establishments, Bermuda & Captain-in-Charge, Bermuda Dockyard
05.01.1931 - (02.)1931 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
04.05.1931 - 11.08.1933 Chief of Staff & Maintenance Captain to Commander-in-Chief the Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
11.08.1933 - 29.11.1934 Commanding Officer, HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
28.12.1934 - 29.12.1936 Captain, RN College, Dartmouth & Commanding Officer, HMS Britannia
11.01.1937 - (02.)1937 senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
10.05.1937 - (07.)1937 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
21.12.1937 - (08.)1939 Rear-Admiral and Senior Naval Officer, Yangtze [HMS Bee (river gunboat), then HMS Scorpion (river gunboat)]
      Admiralty [HMS President] (few months)
01.10.1940 - 15.10.1942 Flag Officer-in-Charge, Humber [HMS Beaver]
1942 - 1943 Commodore LST (Combined Operations HQ)
(12.)1943 - 1944 Senior British Naval Officer, Azores [HMS Odyssee]
17.04.1944 - 01.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven) & Naval Officer-in-Charge Newhaven
05.1945 - autumn1945 Flag Officer Denmark
Holt-Wilson,
Daniel Shaw
D.S. Holt-Wilson
Elder son (with one sister) of Brig. Sir Eric Edward Boketon Holt-Wilson, CMG, DSO (1875-1950), and Susannah Mary Shaw (1875-1927), of Langlands, Woldingham, Surrey.
Married (20.04.1929, St John's Church, Ladbroke Grove) Alison Fanny Ronald (10.03.1908 - ), daughter of Byron Gordon Ronald (1872-1953), and Hilda Draper (1877-1970), of London W11; two sons, one daughter.
10.12.1903
New Brompton, Medway district, Kent
-
10.02.1978
Ogbourne St George, Marlborough district, Wiltshire
Midsh. (E) 15.01.1922
A/S.Lt. (E) 15.05.1924
S.Lt. (E) 15.02.1925
Lt. (E) 15.08.1927
Lt.Cdr. (E) 15.08.1935
Cdr. (E) 31.12.1939 (retd 10.12.1953)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 09.06.1942 air attacks Malta & passage to Gibraltar 04.42 [investiture 03.11.42]
Mention in Despatches MID 24.02.1942 Force K, action with enemy convoy 09.11.41

 

Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth; RN Engineering College, Devonport. MIMechE, MIMarE.
1917     entered RN
... - ... ...
07.01.1938 - (12.1939) RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
19.01.1940 - (10.)1940 Engineer Officer, HMS Havelock (destroyer)
21.10.1940 - 26.10.1942 Engineer Officer, HMS Penelope (cruiser)
30.11.1942 - (07.1945) Engineer Officer, HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
29.04.1946 - (04.1946) an Engineer Inspector, Department of the Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
Homan,
Thomas Buckhurst
"Tom"
R.V. Holt
Son of late Arthur Buckhurst Homan, and Gertrude Lindsay, West Malling, Kent.
Married (1945) Christine Oliver; one daughter.
09.04.1921
West Malling, Gravesend district, Kent
-
01.03.2008
London
Paym.Cadet
01.09.1939
Paym.Midsh.
01.05.1940
A/Paym.S.Lt.
01.05.1942
Paym.S.Lt.
1942?, seniority 01.11.1941
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S)
01.07.1943
Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.07.1951
Cdr. (S)
31.12.1958
Capt. (S)
31.12.1965
R.Adm.
07.01.1975 (retd 31.03.1978)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1978
New Year 78
Education: Maidstone Grammar School.
01.01.1940 - 18.03.1940 HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
19.03.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Norfolk (cruiser)
08.10.1941
-
(06.)1943
HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
26.07.1943
-
(10.)1943
Captain's Secretary, HMS Martial (Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization depot ship)
14.10.1943
-
(07.1945)
for duty in Admiral's Office of Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Duke of York (battleship), from mid-1944 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier), from 30.10. 1944 HMS Rodney (battleship)]
03.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)
...
-
...
...
1965


Defence Intelligence Staff
1967


Secretary to Commander Far East Fleet
1970


Imperial Defence College
1971


Director Naval Officer Appointments (S)
1973


Commanding Officer, HMS Pembroke
1974
-
1978
Director General, Naval Personal Services
Sub-Treasurer, Inner Temple, 1978-1985.
 
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