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KADW
to
KELS
KEMB
to

KING
KINL
to

KYRK

 
H. Kadwill   to   M.H.A. Kelsey
Kadwill,
Horace
H. Kadwill

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22.01.1897
Torpoint, Cornwall
-
01.06.1981
Swindon district, Wiltshire
... ...
Lt. 27.07.1942 (retd 31.03.1947; age)
... - ... ...
12.04.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
... - ... ...
Kalmanovsky,
Alexander
A. Kalmanovsky

Changed name by deed poll of 16.06.1949 to: Kennaway, Alexander.
14.08.1923
-
05.2000
... ...
T/S.Lt. (E) 14.02.1944
Lt. (E) 14.02.1946 (reld 1947?)
... - ... ...
06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
... - ... ...
Kane,
John
J. Kane
07.02.1923
-
08.2006 still alive
... ...
Lt. 01.08.1943
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1951 (retd 01.06.1956; own request)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
... - ... ...
(1943)     HMS Uganda (cruiser) (despatches)
28.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Zodiac (destroyer)
... - ... ...
Karn,
George
G. Karn

 
1919 ?
-
(03?).1969 ?
Westminster district, London ?
... ...
Gnr. 25.05.1943
Lt.Cdr. 14.03.1954 (retd 16.12.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID 24.04.1945 Walcheren 11.44
... - ... ...
11.10.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Roberts (monitor) (despatches)
... - ... ...
Kavanagh,
Bernard Charles Henry [St John]
B.C.H. Kavanagh

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20.08.1906
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
05.01.1966
Gosport district, Hampshire
... ...
A/Cd.Gnr. (T) 18.06.1945
Lt. 01.04.1953 (retd 20.08.1956)
Commendation Cmdn 24.03.1942 bomb disposal 04.41
... - ... ...
(1941)     HMS Witch (destroyer) (commendation)
11.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Marlborough (training establishment, Eastbourne)
... - ... ...
Kavanagh,
Charles
C. Kavanagh

06.09.1919
-
27.02.1991
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
A/S.Lt. 22.07.1940
Lt. 16.07.1941
Lt.Cdr. 16.07.1949
Cdr. 30.06.1958 (retd 06.09.1969)
Mention in Despatches MID 25.08.1942 Murmansk convoys 03-05.42
01.09.1940 - (10.1940) promotion course, Portsmouth
(02.1941)     promotion course, Portsmouth *
10.11.1941 - (12.)1941 long submarine course, HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth)
09.12.1941 - 10.11.1942 HMS Martin (destroyer) (ship torpedoed & sunk by U-431 off Algeria) (despatches)
07.01.1943 - (02).1943 HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll)
24.03.1943 - 15.06.1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Blackwood (frigate) (torpedoed & sunk by U-764 off Portland)
(10.1944)     HMS Blackwood *
05.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Glendower (training establishment, Pwllheli, North Wales)
19.11.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Cockatrice (Algerine class minesweeper)
... - ... ...
06.02.1967 - (02.)1969 on staff of Commodore Naval Drafting [HMS Centurion (Lythe Hill House, Haslemere, Surrey)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kay,
David Glassford
D.G. Kay
Son od Walter Glassford Kay, and Maud Harriett Attneave.
12.11.1922
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
30.12.2006
[age 84]
Cadet
01.01.1940
Midsh.
01.05.1940
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
01.01.1942
Lt.
01.09.1943
Lt.Cdr.
01.09.1951 (retd 05.01.1962)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

14.12.1943

U-boat destroyed Western Approaches 08.43 [investiture 12.12.44]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.01.1940
-
30.04.1940
Cadet, undergoing training at RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Nelson (battleship)
05.01.1942
-
(01.)1942
promotion course, Portsmouth
05.07.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Rotherham (destroyer)
24.10.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Duke of York (battleship)
29.04.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Stork (sloop)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
1944
-
05.1944
navigation course
29.05.1944
-
(10.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting base) (for Combined Operations Pilotage Parties (COPP))



Officer Commanding, COPP6(1) (left UK for Mediterranean & South East Asia Command 12.02.1945; was, however, too late to be operational; returned 30.10.1945)
(04.1946)


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
01.08.1948
-
(08.1948)
HMS Resource (repair ship, Senior Officer Reserve Fleet)
03.11.1948
-
(05.1949)
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
04.01.1950
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Onslaught (destroyer)
06.10.1952
-
(05.1953)
Executive Officer, HMS Wrangler (destroyer(
(04.1955)


no appointment listed
12.01.1956
-
(01.)1956
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch More (frigate)
02.03.1956
-
(01.)1957
Commanding Officer, HMS Launceston Castle (corvette)
20.05.1957
-
(01.1959)
Commanding Officer, HMS Blackwood
(07.1961)


HMS Cochrane (RN Barracks, Donibristle) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kay,
Ernest Edwin
E.E. Kay

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06.04.1882 *
Peckham, London
-
24.04.1955
Portsmouth district, Hampshire

* Date of birth in naval records: 06.04.1883
... ...
Cd.Boatsw. 01.08.1924 (retd)
Lt. (retd) 01.04.1937
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 01.09.1941
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE ? ?
... - ... ...
16.02.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Moreta (RN base, Haifa)
... - ... ...
Kay,
George
G. Kay
?
-
... ...
T/Schoolm. (Warrant Rank) 04.10.1943
... - ... ...
12.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton, Warrington, Lancashire)
... - ... ...
Kay,
Harry
H. Kay
?
-
... ...
T/Lt. (E) 01.11.1944
... - ... ...
17.12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Diadem (cruiser)
... - ... ...
Kay,
John Trevor
J.T. Kay
03.07.1921
-
11.1999
... ...
Lt. 01.02.1942 (emgcy)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
... - ... ...
12.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Ulster (destroyer)
... - ... ...
Kaye,
Geoffrey Musgrove
G.M. Kaye
(12?).1920 ?
-
2004
Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland
... ...
Sg.Lt. (D) 16.05.1939 (emgcy 16.05.1945)
Sg.Lt.Cdr. (D) (emgcy) 16.05.1945
LDSRCS Eng 16.03.1939.
... - ... ...
01.05.1945 - (07.1945) RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
... - ... ...
Kaye,
William Reginald
W.R. Kaye
(01.)1909
-
12.1988 still alive ?
... ...
T/Boatsw. (PRT) 31.10.1942
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Kealy,
John David Farquharson
J.D.F. Kealy
Son of ... Kealy, and ... Matthews.
(09?).1920
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
12.1988 still alive ?
Cadet
01.01.1938
Midsh.
01.05.1938
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1940
S.Lt.
01.04.1940
Lt.
01.08.1942
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1950 (retd 07.09.1950)
01.05.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
promotion course, Portsmouth
13.10.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Adventure (minelayer)
10.03.1942
-
(10.)1943
HMS Bideford (sloop)
12.10.1943
-
(10.)1944
First Lieutenant, French Ship Mistral
29.10.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Queen (escort carrier)
01.03.1948
-
(07.)1948
HMS Diadem (cruiser)
18.10.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS Nuthatch (RN Air Station, Anthorn, Cumberland)
Published: (with E.C. Russell) A history of Canadian naval aviation, 1918-1962 (1965)
Kean,
Brian Lenox-Conyngham
B.L.C. Kean

Son of Michael Kean (?-1943), and Constance Dorothy Lenox-Conyngham (1898-).
1924 ?
-
... ...
S.Lt. 16.10.1944
Lt. 16.12.1946 (retd)
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Erne (sloop) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kean,
John Herbert
J.H. Kean
(12?).1926
Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
... ...
Midsh. 01.01.1945
Lt. 16.02.1948 (emgcy)
... - ... ...
19.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
... - ... ...
Keane,
Stanley
S. Keane

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16.07.1912
Salisbury, Wiltshire
-
12.05.1954
North East Cheshire district, Cheshire
... ...
Lt.Cdr. (A) 01.04.1942
A/Cdr. (A) < 07.1945
Cdr. 30.06.1948
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

25.06.1940

FAA Norwegian Coast [investiture 23.09.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
... - ... ...
(1940)     HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (DSC)
(1941)     HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) (despatches)
30.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)
... - ... ...
Keaney,
James
J. Keaney
?
-
... ...
Prob. T/Schoolm. 25.10.1944
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Ariel (air radio & air mechanics training establishment, Warrington, Lancashire) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kearn,
Albert Edward
A.E. Kearn

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30.09.1889
Stoney Creek, Yorkshire
-
(12?).1974
Chelsea district, London
... ...
Cd.Gnr. 22.06.1929 (retd 30.09.1939)
Lt. (retd) 30.09.1939
... - ... ...
04.06.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Fortitude (RN base Ardrossan)
... - ... ...
Kearney,
Richard Edward Neville
R.E.N. Kearney
02.02.1912
Antwerp, Belgium
-
23.01.1964
Camberley, Surrey North Western district, Surrey
... ...
Lt.Cdr. 16.11.1942
A/Cdr. < 07.1945
Capt. 31.12.1951 (retd 07.01.1961)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.02.1944 Operations Avalanche & Husky [investiture 07.11.44]
Mention in Despatches MID 23.02.1940 Battle of the River Plate
... - ... ...
(1939)     HMS Ajax (cruiser) (despatches)
(1943)     HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier) (OBE)
01.02.1944 - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] (as Assistant Chief Naval Representative for duty at Ministry of Aircraft Production)
... - ... ...
Kearsley,
Robert Walter
R.W. Kearsley
25.12.1920
Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
21.12.2002
Kerrier district, Cornwall
... ...
Lt. (A) 02.12.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. (A) < 07.1945
Cdr. 30.06.1958 (retd)
... - ... ...
11.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, 898 Squadron FAA
... - ... ...
Kearvell,
Edward Alfred George
E.A.G. Kearvell

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28.11.1895
Tooting, Wandsworth district, London
-
(09?).1970
Merioneth North district, Merionethsire, Wales
... ...
T/Wt.Wardm. 12.08.1943
... - ... ...
08.09.1944 - (07.1945) RN Hospital Port Edgar
... - ... ...
Keast,
Ronald Legge
R.L. Keast
30.04.1914
Devonport district, Devon
-
04.1988
Plymouth district, Devon
... ...
Prob. T/Schoolm. 07.11.1944
... - ... ...
09.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
Keate,
Harry Robert
H.R. Keate
(03?).1926
Horsham district, Hampshire
-
28.12.2013
Scotland
... ...
S.Lt. 16.02.1945
... ...
Cdr. 30.06.1959
Capt. 31.12.1966 (retd 07.01.1979)
... - ... ...
26.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Exmoor (destroyre)
... - ... ...
Keating,
Claude
C. Keating
(03?).1899
Limerick, Ireland
-
26.04.1980
... ...
Sg.Cdr. 15.01.1937
A/Sg.Capt. < 07.1945
Sg.Capt. 30.06.1946 (retd)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 01.01.1948 New Year 48 [investiture 10.02.48]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Letter of Praise LoP 1944? Operation Neptune
MSM, LRCP&S.
... - ... ...
(1942)     HMS Rodney (battleship) (despatches)
12.1944 - (07.1945) RN Auxiliary Hospital, Brisbane, Australia [HMS Furneaux]
... - ... ...
(1947)     RN Hospital Hong Kong (CBE)
Keating,
John
J. Keating
?
-
29.10.1995
... ...
Wt.Mech. 01.07.1939
Eng.Lt.Cdr. (ME) 01.01.1957 (retd)
Mention in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44
... - ... ...
22.10.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Kent (cruiser) (despatches)
... - ... ...
Keays,
Cyril Young Clairmonte
C.Y.C. Keays

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20.02.1896
India
-
(12?).1969
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
... ...
Lt. 15.10.1918 (retd)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) ...
Cdr. (retd) 20.02.1941
... - ... ...
05.08.1940 - (07.1945) HMS Vernon (in charge of Chemical Defence Department)
... - ... ...
Keble-White,
Geoffrey Meredyth Keble
G.M.K. Keble-White (Photo courtesy of Mr A.J. Keble-White.)
Second son of Revd. Arthur Keble White (1862-1926) of Chevington, Suffolk, and Helen Maude Nutter (1867-1950).
Married (19.04.1922, St Mary's, Bryanston Square, London) Violet Gertrude Alice Preston (1894-1963), daughter of Francis William Preston; two daughters, one son.

Changed name from G.M.K. White to G.M.K. Keble-White by deed poll of 05.01.1923.

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07.04.1895
Great Saxham, Suffolk
-
02.06.1961
Southampton General Hospital, Hampshire
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.09.1916
?, seniority 15.04.1916
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1924
Cdr. 31.12.1928
Capt. 30.06.1936 (retd 12.02.1946)
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
King George VI Coronation Medlaa1937 Cor M 37 - -
Polonia Restituta, 3rd Class (Poland) PolRest 22.12.1942 services to Polish navy
Commander of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON 25.11.1947

in recognition of services rendered to the Royal Netherlands Navy during the war

Education: RN Colleges Osborne (15.01.1908-01.1910) & Dartmouth (01.1910-01.1912).
15.01.1908
 
 
entered RN
01.1912
-
09.1912
HMS Cornwall (boys' training ship)
09.1912
-
08.1914
HMS Britannia (training establishment)
08.1914
-
04.1915
HMS Drake
04.1915
-
10.1915
HMS TB 34 (torpedo boat)
10.1915
-
11.1915
HMS Mystic
11.1915
-
04.1916
HMS Martin
04.1916
-
06.1916
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship)
06.1916
-
09.1916
HMS C 10 (submarine)  [HMS Bonaventure (submarine depot ship)]
09.1916
-
04.1918
HMS E 23 (submarine) [HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship), from 03.1917 HMS Vulcan (submarine depot ship), from 12.1917 HMS Ambrose (submarine depot ship)]
04.1918
-
07.1918
HMS G 11 (submarine) [HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)]
07.1918
-
10.1918
HMS C 28 (submarine) [HMS Thames (submarine depot ship)]
11.10.1918
-
01.1919
HMS H 8 (submarine) [HMS Vulcan (submarine depot ship)]
01.1919
-
02.1919
UB 28 (captured German submarine)
02.1919
-
12.1920
HMS H 30 (submarine) [HMS Vulcan (submarine depot ship), from 09.1919 HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)]
12.1920
-
10.1921
HMS L 25 (submarine) [HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)]
05.10.1921
-
08.1923
HMS Warspite (battleship)
08.1923
-
05.1924
HMS L 71 (submarine) [HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)]
05.1924
-
09.1924
Group "E" Submarines in reserve at Portsmouth (HMS L 71, L 21, L 11)
08.09.1924
-
09.1925
Commanding Officer, HMS H 22 (submarine) (3rd Submarine Flotilla) [HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)]
15.09.1925
-
08.1926
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
19.08.1926
-
07.1928
Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship, Gosport)] (and for duty with submarines)
01.07.1928
-
11.1929
Commanding Officer, HMS L 21 (submarine) [HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship), from 05.1929 HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)] (Mediterranean)
01.11.1929
-
08.1930
Commanding Officer, HMS Pigmy (special service vessel) & for command of Reserve Half Flotilla (and for duty with submarines) (Portsmouth)
05.08.1930
-
01.1933
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
22.01.1933
-
05.1933
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship)
04.05.1933
-
07.1935
Commanding Officer, HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (Home Fleet)
23.07.1935
-
02.1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) & Commander (S) 3rd Submarine Flotilla
08.02.1937
-
02.1939
Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship)]
24.02.1939
-
09.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) & Captain (S) 4th Submarine Flotilla (China)
09.1939
-
01.02.1940
Captain (S) 4th Submarine Flotilla [various HMS's] (Singapore)
01.02.1940
-
08.08.1940
Captain (S) 1st Submarine Flotilla [HMS Medway] (Malta & Alexandria)
20.11.1940
-
01.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment) & in charge of A/S Training School (Dunoon)
01.1943
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship) [appointment cut short due to illness]
(06.1943)
-
(11.1943)
no appointment listed [illness]
11.1943
-
02.1944
Admiralty [HMS President]
18.02.1944
-
11.1945
Captain Radar Training & from ... [after 06.1944] Commanding Officer, HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hants)
Keddie,
John Roy
J.R. Keddie
1918 ?
-
09.09.1950
Cheshire
... ...
S/Lt. (A) 01.05.1944
Lt. 01.08.1945
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     1792 Squadron FAA *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Keddie,
Richard George Damyon
R.G.D. Keddie

Second son of Frederick Wallace Keddie, and Annie Emily Payne, of Downham, Essex.
His brothers John Maitland Keddie and Wallace Arthur Robert Keddie also died on service.
(06?).1918
Rochford district, Essex
-
29.08.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[Downham (St Margaret) Churchyard, Essex, joint grave]
Cadet 01.09.1935
Midsh. 01.09.1936
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1938
S.Lt. 21.06.1939, seniority 01.07.1938
Lt. 16.10.1939
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

30.09.1941

sinking Italian submarine "Glauco" 27.06.41 [investiture 21.10.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 16.03.1943 Operation Torch; towing a US ship
01.09.1935     direct entry cadet
... - ... ...
14.06.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Jupiter (destroyer)
18.02.1941 - (02.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Wishart (destroyer) (DSC, despatches)
(04.1943) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
06.1943 - 29.08.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Cattistock (destroyer)
Kedward,
Neville Fedrick
N.F. Kedward
01.06.1908
Hertford district, Hertfordshire
-
07.1986
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
... ...
T/Chapl. (Meth.) 08.09.1943
... - ... ...
24.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
... - ... ...
Keeble,
Frederick Charles
F.C. Keeble
06.05.1915
-
11.11.1996
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
... ...
Wt.Ordn.Offr. 03.03.1944
Eng.Lt.Cdr. (O/E) 01.10.1962 (retd)
Cdr. (retd) ?
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Keeble,
Leslie Arthur
L.A. Keeble

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15.06.1897
Windsor, Berkshire
-
(03?).1975
Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey
... ...
S.Lt. 30.09.1917
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 30.09.1927
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Keeble,
Peter Robert
P.R. Keeble
?
-
20.09.2007 ?
Curdridge, Southampton, Hampshire ?
... ...
Lt. (E) 01.06.1942
Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.06.1950 (retd 29.08.1958)
Cdr. (Hon.) 29.08.1958
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Keelan,
Patrick Robert Leatham
P.R.L. Keelan
23.07.1913
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
-
02.02.1973
Wandsworth district, London
... ...
S.Lt. 16.05.1934 (retd 29.01.1937)
A/Lt. (retd) ?
Lt. (retd) 02.08.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. (retd) < 07.1945
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 03.09.1945
... - ... ...
03.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)
... - ... ...
Keeley,
Harold Percy
H.P. Keeley

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26.01.1884
West Bromwich, Staffordshire
-
11.02.1966
Battle district, Sussex
... ...
Lt. 01.09.1913 (retd)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) ?
Cdr. (retd) 26.01.1924
A/Capt. (retd) < 07.1945
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

?

?
... - ... ...
06.1945 - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
... - ... ...
Keeling,
Charles
C. Keeling

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09.05.1881
Newport, Monmouthshire
-
01.10.1941
(died of illness) [age 60]
[Saint John (Fernhill) Cemetery, New Brunswick, Canada, lot 3893, grave 118]
... ...
Wt.Eng. 01.09.1914 (retd)
Military Medal MM

?

?
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
... - ... ...
? - 01.10.1941 Consular Shipping Adviser, Philadelphia, USA
Keeling,
Edward Ormsby Troubridge
E.O.T. Keeling

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26.05.1894
-
(09?).1975
Westminster district, London
... ...
Lt. 15.09.1916 (retd)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) ?
Cdr. (retd) 26.05.1939
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HMS Golden Hind (manning depot, Sydney, NSW) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Keeling,
Geoffrey Philip
G.P. Keeling
21.10.1921
-
02.2006
Bury St Edmunds district, Suffolk
... ...
Lt. (E) 16.01.1943
Lt.Cdr. (E) 16.01.1951 (retd)
... - ... ...
17.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Tapir (submarine)
... - ... ...
Keeling,
Julian Philip John
J.P.J. Keeling
17.01.1919
-
02.1999
Mid Surrey district, Surrey
... ...
T/Lt. (E) 19.05.1942
... - ... ...
12.12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Gorleston (escort)
... - ... ...
Keen,
Donald Alexander Robert
D.A.R. Keen
22.03.1910
Greenwich district, London
-
28.10.1974
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
... ...
Chaplain 01.09.1937
MA, FSA.
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) RM Training Group Wales
... - ... ...
Keen,
Geoffrey Howard
G.H. Keen
16.03.1918
Castle Ward district, Cumberland
-
12.2002
Hillingdon district, Middlesex
... ...
T/Lt. (E) 28.07.1942
... - ... ...
24.04.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Bermuda (cruiser)
... - ... ...
Keen,
Herbert
H. Keen
02.09.1898
-
(03?).1961 ?
Plymouth district, Devon ?
... ...
Lt. 14.09.1943
Lt.Cdr. 19.04.1955 (retd)
... - ... ...
25.02.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
... - ... ...
Keen,
Louis Clarence Raymond
L.C.R. Keen

Brother of Cd.Ck.Offr. Sidney Daniel Keen, RN.
20.02.1901
Blean district, Kent
-
09.01.1982
Canterbury district, Kent
... ...
Wt.Ck.Offr. 20.08.1940
Sen.Cd.Ck.Offr. 01.10.1947 (retd 20.02.1951)
Lt. (S) (retd) 20.02.1951
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [investiture 07.03.44]
... - ... ...
(1943)     HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow) (MBE)
23.04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW)
... - ... ...
Keen,
Sidney Daniel
S.D. Keen

Brother of Lt. (S) Louis Clarence Raymond Keen, RN.
29.03.1905
Blean district, Kent
-
28.05.1978
Canterbury district, Kent
... ...
T/Wt.Ck.Offr. 29.05.1944
Cd.Ck.Offr. ? (reld)
... - ... ...
01.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
... - ... ...
Keenan,
Norman Leslie
N.L. Keenan
(12?).1901
Bermingham, Worcestershire
-
24.03.1948
University College Hospital, St Pancras district, London (formerly of Gosport, Hampshire)
... ...
T/Sign.Boatsw. 01.08.1940
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Keep,
Arthur Percival
A.P. Keep
11.07.1920
-
29.10.1991
South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
... ...
Lt. (A) 07.12.1942
Lt.Cdr. 07.12.1950 (retd 20.07.1959)
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Keeping,
William Ernest
W.E. Keeping

Son of Ernest Charles and Annie Coulman Florence Keeping.

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26.09.1905
Streatham, Wandsworth, London
-
04.06.1985
... ...
Cd.Eng. 01.10.1944
Lt. (E) 28.04.1951 (retd)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

23.01.1941

Operation Menace [investiture 18.07.41]
... - ... ...
(1941)     HMS Cumberland (DSC)
? - (07.1945) HMS Aberdeen
... - ... ...
Keer,
Frederick Kemp
F.K. Keer
29.05.1901
Steyning district, Sussex
-
04.1992
Deben district, Suffolk
... ...
T/Lt. (E) 08.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) < 07.1945
T/A/Cdr. (E) < 07.1945
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Trevose Head
... - ... ...
Keevil,
John Joyce
J.J. Keevil
21.07.1901
-
16.12.1957
... ...
Sg.Cdr. 09.07.1937 (retd 1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO

17.06.1941

attacked by enemy aircraft 10.01.41 [investiture 23.09.41]
Education: Marlborough; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; MD, BCh, MRCS, LRCP, DTM&H
... - ... ...
(1941)     HMS Illustrious (DSO)
? - (07.1945) HMS Implacable
... - ... ...
Kego,
Robert William
R.W. Kego
?
-
... ...
Lt. (S) 01.12.1940
Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.12.1948
Cdr. (S) 30.06.1954 (retd)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 11.06.1966 HM's birthday 66
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Daedalus
... - ... ...
Kehoe,
Cedric John
C.J. Kehoe

Son of ... Kehoe, and ... Duggan.

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10.11.1905
-
06.01.1985
Los Angeles, California, USA
... ...
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 03.08.1927, seniority 15.09.1926 (retd 05.09.1928) (emgcy 15.05.1940)
A/Lt. (emgcy) 1940?
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy) 26.05.1940
A/Cdr. (emgcy) 08.1943
Education: St Gregory's School, Downside.
15.05.1919     entered RN
... - ... ...
10.06.1940 - (07.)1940 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
10.09.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
17.10.1940 - (04.)1941 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
(06.1941) - (10.1941) no appointment listed
15.10.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Revenge (battleship)
(02.1943) - (04.1943) HMS Revenge (battleship) *
04.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Revenge (battleship)
08.1943 - (10.)1943 Executive Officer, HMS Revenge (battleship)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
12.1943 - (10.1944) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
(01.1945)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kehoe,
Terence
T. Kehoe
1904
-
(06?).1967
Cleveland district, North Riding of Yorkshire
... ...
T/Lt. (E) 01.04.1940
T/A/Cdr. (E) < 07.1945
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

04.10.1940

Norwegian coast actions, enemy aircraft 07.40 [investiture 09.08.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1944 New Year 44
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Hannibal
... - ... ...
Keighley,
Maurice Ward
M.W. Keighley
(04?).1906
Keighley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
18.05.1966
Cartmel, Ulverston district, Lancashire
... ...
T/Schoolm. 14.02.1944
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Daedalus III
... - ... ...
Keighly-Peach,
Charles Lindsey
C.L. Keighly-Peach
06.04.1902
-
04.02.1995
... ...
Capt. 31.12.1943
Distinguished Service Order DSO

11.09.1940

courage in recent engagements [investiture 25.11.41]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 30.09.1941 sinking Italian destroyers Patra & Tigre [investiture 25.11.41]
... - ... ...
(1940/41)     HMS Eagle (DSO, OBE)
? - (07.1945) HMS Heron
... - ... ...
Keighly-Peach,
Peter Lindsey
P.L. Keighly-Peach

Son of Capt. Charles Lindsey Keighley-Peach.
12.09.1926
-
... ...
Midsh. 01.01.1944
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1955 (retd)
Distinguished Service Order DSO

23.05.1952

Korea [investiture 24.07.52]
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Quality
... - ... ...
Keill,
Eric Oliver
E.O. Keill
21.06.1912
Coventry district, Warwickshire
-
22.08.1986
Coventry district, Warwickshire
... ...
Boatsw. 25.01.1940
Lt.Cdr. 30.05.1950 (retd)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Keir,
John Charles MacKintosh
see: RNR Officers' section  
Keir,
Kenneth Mackenzie
K.M. Keir

Son of ... Keir, and ... Price.
Married ((09?).1948, Watford district, Hertfordshire) Josephine Stack.

26.08.1927
South Croydon, London
-
08.11.2008
Shropshire
... ...
Midsh. 01.05.1945 (reld 1946?)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Anson
? - (04.1946) HMS Howe
Joined the photogrammetric department at Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, 01.1947 (from 1962 manager computing department).
Keith,
Alastair Francis
A.F. Keith
06.02.1920
-
04.1991
Southend on Sea district, Essex
... ...
Lt. (A) 06.08.1943 (emgcy 16.01.1946)
A/Lt.Cdr. (A) < 07.1945
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Landrail
... - ... ...
Keith,
Colin John Hilton
C.J.H. Keith
27.09.1925
-
05.1988
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
... ...
Midsh. 01.05.1944
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1955 (retd)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Newfoundland
... - ... ...
Keith,
William Bruce
W.B. Keith
15.04.1898
-
15.08.1974
Basingstoke district, Hampshire
... ...
Lt. 30.08.1919
Cdr. (retd) 15.04.1943
A/Capt. < 07.1945
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM

16.07.1946

?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Anderson
... - ... ...
Keith,
William Herbert John
W.H.J. Keith
?
-
25.09.1991
Chief Petty Officer ? [D/J 95736]
... ...
T/Gnr. (T) 25.07.1942
Distinguished Service Medal DSM

23.09.1941

patrols 06-07.41 [investiture 24.03.42]
... - ... ...
(1941)     HMS Tigris (DSM)
? - (07.1945) no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Keith-Wright,
James Anthony
J.A. Keith-Wright
02.11.1922
-
04.1999
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
... ...
Lt. 16.04.1944
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1952 (retd)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Kekewich,
Piers Keane
P.K. Kekewich
Son of Charles Granville Kekewich and Mary Marion Mackintosh.
Married 1st (1916) Esmé Alexandra Benedicta Scott, daughter of the late Lt.Col. George John Scott, DSO (marriage dissolved 1939); one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd (1940) Gertrude Lomax, daughter of Frederick George Lomax.

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23.01.1889
Barnet, Greater London
-
05.10.1967
London
A/S.Lt.
15.04.1908?
S.Lt.
17.12.1908, seniority 15.04.1908
Lt.
11.02.1910, seniority 15.10.1909
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1917
Cdr.
31.12.1922
Capt.
31.12.1928
R.Adm.
06.01.1940 (retd 07.01.1940) (reverted to retd > 04.1946)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
20.11.1943?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Education: Cheame, Surrey
15.09.1903
 
 
entered RN



served European War, 1914-1918, Battle Cruiser Fleet (HMS Galatea and Cardiff)
04.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
Navigating Officer, HMS Barham (battleship)
08.12.1924
-
(05.1926)
Executive Officer, HMS Ganges (Shotley training establishment)
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
01.08.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
23.08.1929
-
(02.1931)
Flag Captain & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral & Senior Naval Officer Yangtse, HMS Bee (gunboat) (China)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
12.04.1932
-
(01.)1934
Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral in Charge, Gibraltar [HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)]
18.12.1934
-
(02.)1936
Commanding Officer, HMS Frobisher (cruiser; cadet training cruiser)
19.12.1936
-
(10.1938)
Captain of the Dockyard and Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, Devonport, Berehaven and Pembroke [HMS Drake]
09.01.1939
-
11.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Cochrane (depot ship) & SO, Reserve Fleet & King's Harbour Master, Rosyth
01.08.1939
-
05.01.1940
Naval ADC to the King
18.11.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commodore, Northern Patrol [HMS Spartiate (base depot ship, Glasgow)]
31.10.1940
-
02.1943
Rear-Admiral, Coastal Forces [HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)]
(06.1943)
-
(08.1943)
lent to Royal Canadian Navy
10.1943
20.11.1943
-
-
(10.1943)
(07.1945)
Naval Superintendent, HM Dockyard Malta
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Citizen and Merchant Taylor. EStJ (13.07.1916), KStJ (03.06.1924).
Kelburn,
Viscount; 9th Earl of Glasgow; Boyle, David William Maurice
Viscount Kelburn
24.07.1910
-
08.06.1984
... ...
Cdr. 30.06.1945
... ...
R.Adm. 07.07.1961 (retd)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1963 New Year 63
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

14.10.1941

Bismarck action
Mention in Despatches MID 16.08.1940 Dunkirk
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Kell,
C T
C.T. Kell
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kell,
G V
G.V. Kell
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelland,
F H
F.H. Kelland
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelland,
L C
L.C. Kelland
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kellar,
J A W
J.A.W. Kellar
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Keller,
H G W
H.G.W. Keller
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
A H P
A.H.P. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
C J
C.J. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
D P W
D.P.W. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
E
E. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
E P C
E.P.C. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
F
F. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
F
F. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
F D
F.D. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
H
H. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
H C
H.C. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
J C
J.C. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly
James William
J.W. Kelly

Son of ... Kelly, and ... Pinnock.
13.07.1921
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
10.08.1998
South Dorset district, Dorset
Midsh.
01.05.1939
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1941
S.Lt.
16.02.1941
Lt.
16.05.1942
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 04.1946
Lt.Cdr.
16.05.1950
Cdr.
31.12.1957
Capt.
31.12.1966 (retd 07.01.1976)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1965
New Year 65 [investiture 09.03.65]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
18.12.1945
war patrols Far East 12.44-08.45 [award posted]
(04.1940)


HMS Rodney (battleship) *
06.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
promotion course, Portsmouth
01.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS H 50 (submarine)
07.01.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Trident (submarine)
11.09.1942
-
(06.)1943
First Lieutenant, HMS Taurus (submarine)
(08.)1943
-
(10.)1943
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
04.10.1943
-
(04.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS H 28 (submarine)
15.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sea Scout (submarine)
02.03.1946
-
(04.1947)
HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
...
-
...
...
(1964)


HMS Heron
...
-
...
...
07.07.1975
-
07.01.1976
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kelly,
M
M. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
R D
R.D. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
T
T. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
T A
T.A. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
T A
T.A. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelly,
T M
T.M. Kelly
?
-
... ...
? ?
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kelsey,
Marcel Harcourt Attwood
M.H.A. Kelsey M.H.A. Kelsey

21.02.1894
-
27.08.1964
Midsh. 15.09.1191
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1914
S.Lt. 30.09.1914
Lt. 30.04.1916
Lt.Cdr. 30.04.1924
Cdr. 30.06.1930
Capt. 31.12.1936
R.Adm. 02.01.1946 (retd 15.01.1949)
V.Adm. (retd) 20.03.1949
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 10.06.1948 HM's birthday 48 [investiture 20.07.48]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.06.1919 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
... - ... ...
10.10.1930 - 17.10.1930 HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (additional)
17.10.1930 - 23.11.1931 Drafting Commander, RN Barracks Devonport [HMS Vivid]
... - ... ...
25.04.1940 - (02.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Naiad (light cruiser) & as Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding 15th Cruiser Squadron
26.03.1942 - 12.04.1942 HMS Victory IV (additional; for unemployed time)
20.04.1942 - 11.1943 Commodore-in-Charge, Freetown [HMS Eland]
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
17.03.1944 - 29.08.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
14.09.1944 - 28.12.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
18.01.1945 - 01.02.1946 Commodore-in-Charge, RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
... - ... ...
       
 
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