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1939-1945

 

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Kinloch
David Charles
D.C. Kinloch
D.C. Kinloch (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Yelf)
Son of Rev. Canon Michael Ward Kinloch.
Married 1st; three sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (28.04.1938) Barbara Constance Backhouse, daughter of Adm. Sir Roger Roland Charles Backhouse (marriage dissolved 1960); two sons.

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28.05.1906
Chester district, Cheshire
-
17.11.1969
Surrey Mid-Eastern district, Surrey
Midsh.
15.04.1924
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1926
S.Lt.
15.06.1927
Lt.
01.10.1929
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1937
Cdr.
31.12.1942 (retd 12.06.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.03.1943
North Russian convoy coastal escort 31.12.42 [investiture 11.05.43]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
Mention in Despatches MID
01.09.1942
Operation Harpoon
15.05.1924
-
(05.)1926
HMS Despatch (cruiser) (China)
30.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
14.02.1928
-
(08.1929)
HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(04.1930)
 
 
no appointment listed
22.07.1930
-
(01.)1932
HMS Westcott (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
22.03.1932
-
(07.1934)
naval staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
(08.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
(11.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1935)
 
 
no appointment listed
11.03.1935
-
(07.)1935
HMS Curacoa (cruiser; gunnery and torpedo school cruiser) (Portsmouth)
20.08.1935
-
(02.)1938
Flag Lieutenant Commander to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
01.05.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht) (Portsmouth)
28.11.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Home Fleet)
28.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.08.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Kenya (cruiser)
12.11.1941
-
(08.)1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Middleton (destroyer)
25.08.1942
-
04.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Obedient (destroyer)
(06.1943)
-
(10.1943)
no appointment listed
01.10.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Dauntless (cruiser)
04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Staff Officer (Operations) on staff of Commodore (D) Eastern Fleet [HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kirby
Edward James Herbert
E.J.H. Kirby (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric C. Birbeck MVO)

Son (with two sisters) of Edward A. Kirby (1875-), and Mary Herbert.
Married ((09?).1926, Elham district, Kent) Winifred F. Adams; ... children.

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31.12.1901
Dover, Kent
-
25.07.1979
Shepway district, Kent
Engine Room Artificer 1916 [M24957]
Mate (E) 01.07.1927
Lt. (E) 01.07.1929
Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.07.1937
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1941
A/Capt. (E) > 01.1945, < 07.1945
Capt. 31.12.1949 (retd 31.12.1956)

Commander of the Order of the British Empire

CBE  01.01.1957 New Year 57 [investiture 26.02.57]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 14.03.1944 Operation Stonewall (operations in Western Channel 12.43-01.44)  [decoration posted]
1916     joined RN
... - ... ...
28.03.1939 - (06.)1942 an Engineer Inspector under Chief Inspector of Gun Mountings, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
03.07.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
08.03.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow) (for fleet gunmounting duties)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
12.11.1945 - (04.1946) an Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
Kirkby
Geoffrey John
G.J. Kirkby
G.J. Kirkby

26.08.1918
-
24.10.1998
Lewes, Sussex
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1939
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
01.10.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Capt.
31.12.1957 (retd 07.07.1967)

Commander of the Order of the British Empire

CBE 
01.01.1968
New Year 68

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
11.02.1941
sinking Torricelli 06.40

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.09.1942
Malta convoy 22.03.42

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.11.1944
German evacuation Le Havre
Mention in Despatches MID
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune
02.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
promotion course, Portsmouth
18.09.1939
-
(12.1941)
HMS Kingston (destroyer)
06.1942
-
01.12.1942
HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt)
01.12.1942
-
(06.)1943
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
13.07.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Melbreak (destroyer)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
07.07.1966
-
07.07.1967
Naval ADC to the Queen
(1968)


Commanding Officer, HMS Tiger
Kirkpatrick,
Henry Leonard Ivers
H.L.I. Kirkpatrick

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06.11.1890
-
27.10.1974
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1926 (retd)
Capt. (retd) 01.01.1938
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     HM Dockyard, Malta [HMS St Angelo] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kirkus
Adrian Lyon
A.L. Kirkus (Photo courtesy of Mrs Nicola Haye) 
Son of Cuthbert Hayward Kirkus (born 1880), and Ethel Blanche Rose.
Married (24.06.1939, Christchurch district) Monica M.V. Hemming (born (09?).1919, Hastings district, Sussex).
25.02.1914
Wirral district, Cheshire
-
21.10.1962
Cadet
01.09.1932
Midsh.
01.09.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1936
S.Lt.
05.04.1937, seniority 01.11.1935
Lt.
01.12.1937 (retd 05.04.1940)
RAF:
 
F/O
27.12.1944
01.09.1932
-
02.09.1933
special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
09.09.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1936
-
30.08.1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
promotion course, Portsmouth
17.04.1937
-
(07.1937)
HMS Winchelsea (destroyer) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
(02.1938)
 
 
no appointment listed
14.02.1938
-
(02.)1939
HMS Galatea (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(04.1939)


no appointment listed
04.07.1939
-
04.1940
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) *
27.12.1944


commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (Class CC)
* (06.1941) still listed as such, but probably left upon retirement in Apr 1940
Kirkwood
Henry
"Harry"
H. Kirkwood
09.08.1910
-
25.09.1977

Scarborough district, North Yorkshire
Prob. Midsh. RNR
10.11.1928
A/S.Lt. RNR
29.10.1931
S.Lt. RNR
10.07.1934
Lt. RNR
24.08.1935
Prob. Lt.
29.08.1938
Lt.
?, backdated 09.08.1934
Lt.Cdr.
09.08.1942
Cdr.
31.12.1946
A/Capt.
1940s
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1950
HM's birthday 50

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
02.05.1944
destruction U593 Mediterranean 13.12.43
Mention in Despatches MID
24.02.1942
life saving torpedoed merchant ship 06.08.41
Mention in Despatches MID
04.05.1943
Operation Torch
Polar Medal in Bronze (07.10.1941; RRS Discovery 33-38)



joined RNR
1933
-
1938
RRS Discovery II



changed to RN
30.05.1939
-
(08.)1939
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
03.12.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Northern Chief (armed boarding vessel)
11.09.1940
-
07.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Puffin (sloop)
16.07.1942
-
(08.)1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Penylan (destroyer)
09.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Calpe (destroyer)
02.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Obedient (destroyer)
(1950)


Falkland Islands Dep Survey
Kitcat
Charles Arthur de Winton
C.A. de W. Kitcat
Younger son (with one brother and two sisters) of Capt. Percy De Winton Kitcat (1872-1944), and Edith Agnes Purdon (1876-1927), later of Duns, Berwickshire.
Brother of Cdr. John Percy de Winton Kitcat, DSO, RN.

Married (16.08.1935, St George's Church, Cullercoats, Tynemouth district, Northumberland) Marjorie Joan Short, daughter of Mr & Mrs Oswald Short, of Cullercoats.

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13.07.1904
Wandsworth, London, Surrey
-
18.09.1980
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Tyne and Wear
Midsh.
15.05.1922
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1924
S.Lt.
30.03.1925
Lt.
30.12.1926
Lt.Cdr.
30.12.1934
Cdr.
30.06.1941 (retd 01.08.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
10.06.1967
HM's birthday 67
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1940
withdrawal of troops from Namsos
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1944
New Year 44
17.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Emperor of India (battleship)
01.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
23.02.1926
-
(05.1926)
HMS Venetia (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
17.05.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Venturous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
02.1928
-
(08.1929)
First Lieutenant, HMS Scarab (gunboat) (China)
(04.1930)
-
(10.1930)
no appointment listed
09.01.1931
-
(02.)1931
HMS Mackay (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
29.11.1931
-
(01.)1934
First Lieutenant, HMS Whitsed (destroyer) (China)
17.11.1934
-
(02.)1936
Commanding Officer, HMS Torrid (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
27.08.1936
-
(06.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Glowworm (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(08.1938)


no appointment listed
10.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Versatile (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, The Nore)
03.01.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Imperial (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
26.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Breconshire (auxiliary supply ship)
17.08.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Eglinton (destroyer)
06.1942
-
27.09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Intrepid (destroyer) (ship sunk by German aircraft in Leros harbour)
(10.1943)


no appointment listed
(12.1943)


HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) *
06.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
Tactical, Torpedo and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Commanding Officer of Wellesley Nautical School in Blyth. Inspector, H.M. Coastguard, North Eastern Division, Board of Trade. DL.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kitcat
John Percy de Winton
J.P. de W. Kitcat

Elder son (with one brother and two sisters) of Capt. Percy de Winton Kitcat (1872-1944), and Edith Agnes Purdon (1876-1927), later of Duns, Berwickshire.
Brother of Cdr. Charles Arthur de Winton Kitcat, MBE, RN,

Married ((12?).1924, Newcastle-upon-Tyne district, Northumberland) Marjorie Lilianco Adams (03.05.1902 - 05.1989), daughter of Sidney Guy Adams (1873-), and Lilianco Izabel Newbiggins (1878-); two sons.

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31.07.1902
Leap, Skibbereen district, Co. Cork, Ireland
-
20.07.1959
Cranshaws House, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Midsh. 15.09.1919
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1922
S.Lt. 30.08.1922
Lt. 30.01.1924
Lt.Cdr. 30.01.1932
Cdr. 31.12.1938 (retd 14.11.1949; own request)
A/Capt. (04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 21.08.1945 destruction 3 U-boats Kola Inlet 04.45 [investiture 29.07.47]
Letter of Praise LoP 1944? Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
15.01.1916     entered RN
... - ... ...
04.08.1939 - (06.)1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
(08.1941)     no appointment listed
15.08.1941 - 15.01.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Orion (light cruiser)
15.01.1942 - (06.)1943) Executive Officer, HMS Orion (light cruiser)
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
04.08.1943 - (10.)1943 staff officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
(12.1943) - (04.1944) no appointment listed
24.04.1944 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Queen of Thanet  (accommodation ship with Allied Naval Commander, Expeditionary Force) & as Senior Naval Officer, Selsey (operating as a control ship, despatching area Selsey for Mulberries)
22.09.1944 - (10).1944 Executive Officer, HMS Exe (frigate)
15.11.1944 - 01.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Havelock (destroyer)
28.01.1945 - (07.)1946 Senior Officer, 19th Escort Group [HMS Loch Shin (frigate)]
02.09.1946 - (04.)1947 Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1948) - (05.1949) no appointment listed
Kitchin
George Armand de Gavardie
G.A. de G. Kitchin
Son of ... Kitchin, and ... de Gavardie.
14.02.1921
Alnwick district, Northumberland
-
23.06.1996

Winchester district, Hampshire
Cadet
01.05.1938
Midsh.
01.01.1939
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1940
S.Lt.
16.10.1940
Lt.
16.01.1942
Lt.Cdr.
16.01.1950
T/Cdr.
10.1952-(07.1954)
Cdr.
31.12.1956
Capt.
31.12.1963 (retd 1976?)
Cdre.
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
12.06.1976
HM's birthday 76 [investiture 03.11.76]
Mention in Despatches MID
25.11.1947
[pal ptrl se 10.46 bdg FEDE ?]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1938
-
31.12.1938
HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1939
-
(09.1939)
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
23.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
HMS Rodney (battleship)
08.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Gurkha (destroyer)
(08.1942)
 
 
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) *
20.01.1943
-
(08.1943)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
01.1942
-
10.1943
British Naval Liaison Officer, Greek destroyer "Kondouriotis"
(10.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
02.11.1943
-
(04.)1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Bickerton (frigate)
04.1944
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Cotton (frigate)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
21.08.1945
-
(10.1947) 
HMS Childers (destroyer)
(07.1948)
 
 
no appointment listed
03.09.1948
-
(05.1949)
HMS Bruce
01.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
[Commanding/Executive Officer?], HMS Zest
10.1952
-
(07.1954)
on staff of British Naval Mission to Greece [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
10.01.1955
-
(01.1956)
Executive Officer, HMS Daring
(01.1957)
 
 
HMS Daring *
04.06.1958
-
(01.1959)
Staff Officer (Operations) on staff of Flag Officer (Flotillas) Mediterranean [HMS Phoenicia]
28.11.1960
-
(07.1961)
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.01.1963
-
05.12.1963
Executive Officer, HMS Vernon (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Portsmouth)
(02.1964)
 
 
Naval Adviser to the British High Commissioner, Pakistan (Karachi)
12.12.1966
-
(02.1968)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ajax & as Captain (D) 2nd Destroyer Squadron
04.11.1968
-
(02.1969)
Deputy Director of Naval Plans, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.02.1971
-
(08.1971)
Commanding Officer, HMS Fife
07.07.1972
-
07.01.1973
Naval ADC to the Queen
(1976)


Commodore Superintendent Contract Built Ships
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kitson
Edward Wollaston
"Ned"
E.W. Kitson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Athel Cornish-Brown)
Son of late Maj. Edward Kitson, late Indian Army, and Henrietta Althea Kitson, of Paynsford, Newton Abbot, Devon.
Brother of V.Adm. Sir Henry Karslake Kitson, RN.
Husband of Evelyn Marjorie Kitson, of Lustleigh, Devon.

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07.03.1888
Newton Abbot, Devon
-
18.02.1944

(illness) [age 55]
[Highweek (All Saints) Churchyard Extension, old part]
A/S.Lt.
15.12.1907
S.Lt.
17.09.1908, seniority 15.12.1907
Lt.
15.12.1909
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1917
Cdr.
31.12.1923 (retd 07.03.1934; own request)
Capt. (retd)
07.03.1934

Czech Croix de Guerre (26.08.1921)

15.05.1903
 
 
entered RN
14.08.1922
-
(08.1923)
Navigating Officer, HMS Calcutta (light cruiser) & as Fleet Navigating Officer, North America and West Indies Station
07.11.1924
-
(05.1926)
Commander of HM Dockyard Cape of Good Hope, King's Harbour Master and for duty in Chart Depôt, Simonstown [HMS Flora]
(07.1927)
 
 
no appointment listed
30.01.1928
-
25.06.1928
Navigating Officer, HMS Kent (cruiser)
25.06.1928
-
(08.1929)
Navigating Officer, HMS Kent (cruiser) & as Fleet Navigating Officer, China Station
(04.1930)
 
 
no appointment listed
09.09.1930
-
(02.1931)
Executive Officer, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) & in command of tender
25.01.1932
-
(06.1933)
HM Dockyard Devonport [HMS Drake]
(01.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1940)
-
(12.1941)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
(01.1942)


Commanding Officer, HMS California (armed merchant cruiser)
10.04.1942
-
18.02.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Carnarvon Castle (armed merchant cruiser)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kitson,
Geoffrey Harold Lewis
G.H.L. Kitson (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) G.H.L. Kitson (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
1917 ?
-
07.1997
Bermuda
... ...
Paym.Lt. 01.05.1938
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.05.1946 (retd 13.10.1947)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 11.06.1977 HM's birthday 77: for public and community services in Bermuda
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
... - ... ...
08.03.1944 - (01.1945) Secretary to Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)] (despatches)
... - ... ...
Kitson
Sir Henry Karslake
"Harry"
H.K. Kitson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Athel Cornish-Brown)
Son of late Maj. Edward Kitson, late Indian Army, and Henrietta Althea Kitson, of Paynsford, Newton Abbot, Devon.
Brother of Capt. Eward Wollaston Kitson, RN.
Married (1926) Marjorie, daughter of late Sir Eliot Arthur de Pass, KBE; two sons (Gen. Sir Frank Edward Kitson & Cdr. 
Thomas Eliot Rodney Kitson, RN).

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22.06.1877
Newton Abbot, Devon
-
19.02.1952

Farnham, Surrey
A/S.Lt.
15.03.1897?
S.Lt.
29.04.1898, seniority 15.03.1897
Lt.
?
Cdr.
1912
Capt.
30.06.1917
R.Adm.
07.04.1928
V.Adm.
31.12.1932 (retd 01.01.1933) (reactivated 07.1940) (reverted to retd 06.1942)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
03.06.1935
HM's birthday 35
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
03.06.1929
HM's birthday 29
Mention in Despatches MID
14.03.1916
evacuation Gallipoli Peninsula 12.15-01.16
Grand Officer, Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands) OON
25.11.1947
?

Commander, Order of the Crown of Rumania (06.07.1920); Order of the Rising Sun, 3rd class (Japan) (08.03.1920)

Education: Newton College; HMS Britannia (1891)
15.07.1891
 
 
entered RN
(03.1901)


HMS Renown
1910


served Persian Gulf
1914
-
1919
served European War (despatches twice)
03.02.1923
-
(08.1923)
Flag Captain, HMS Calcutta (light cruiser) & Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
01.11.1924
-
(05.1926)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
20.05.1927
-
21.04.1928
Commanding Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
12.02.1928
-
04.1928
also: Naval ADC to the King
(05.1928)
-
(06.1928)
no appointment listed
06.05.1929
-
06.05.1930
Rear Admiral Commanding 3rd Battle Squadron [HMS Emperor of India (battleship)]
(10.1930)
-
(02.1931)
no appointment listed
13.05.1931
-
13.09.1935
Admiral Superintendent HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
09.07.1940
-
09.06.1942
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Coast of Cornwall (Falmouth) [HMS Forte (RN base, Falmouth)]
Literature: Frank Kitson, When Britannia ruled the waves : the heyday of the Royal Navy : the life and paintings of Vice Admiral Sir Henry Kitson, KBE, CB (1877-1952) (2007)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Knapp
Arthur Macdonnell
A.M. Knapp (Photo courtresy of Mr Martin Knapp)

Son (with one sister) of Sir Arthur Rowland Knapp, KCIE, CSI, CBE (1870-1954), Indian Civil Service, and Florence Annie Moore (1873-1964).
Married (06.08.1932, St Andrew Parish Church, Farnham, Surrey) Valentine Clara Stringfellow (14.02.1908 - 01.2005), daughter (with one brother and two sisters) of Henry Parker Stringfellow (1862-1937), banker, and Emily Dorothy Heaven (1868-1963); two sons, one daughter.

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29.07.1900
Madras, India
-
23.12.1980
Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, North East Hampshire (lived at Park Cottage, Hillside Road, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey)
Midsh. 01.05.1917
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1919
S.Lt. 15.05.1920
Lt. 15.06.1921
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1929
Cdr. 31.12.1935
Capt. 30.06.1942 (retd 07.07.1951)
Ecudation: RN College, Osborne (15.05.1914-).
... - ... ...
14.04.1936 - (06.)1938

Signal Department, Admiralty [HMS President]

15.08.1938 - 08.01.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Lowestoft (sloop)
05.02.1941 - (08.)1942 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
01.09.1942 - (12.)1943 HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA)
17.12.1943 - (01.)1945 a Deputy Director of Radio Equipment, Radio Equipment Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
19.04.1945 - 24.07.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Diadem (cruiser)
26.08.1946 - (07.1948) Director of Radio Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
16.05.1949 - (05.)1951 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
Knapton
Edric Guy Philip Bromfield
E.G.P.B. Knapton (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy A.B. Knapton)  
Son of Capt. Augustus Lempriere Knapton Knapton, RN (1854-1922) [name change by his father in 1860 from Brine to Knapton], and Gwendolyn Maud Bayly-Jones (1870-1965).
Married (11.12.1937, London) Beatrice "Betty" Armstrong (24.02.1916- 17.02.2008), daughter of Frederick Edmund John Armstrong (1889-1919) and Stella Morgan (died 1966); two sons, three daughters.

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23.11.1910
Lymington district, Hampshire
-
08.07.1999
Poole district, Dorset
Cadet 01.01.1928
Midsh. 01.09.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1931
S.Lt. 01.09.1931
Lt. 01.01.1934
Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1942
Cdr. 30.06.1946 (retd 01.06.1959; own request)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.09.1945 sinking U-1024 Western Approaches 12.04.45 [decoration posted]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (04.1924-01.1928).
02.02.1928 - 01.1931 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
(01?.)1931 - 16.08.1931 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
17.08.1931 - 04.1932 promotion course, Portsmouth
22.04.1932 - 10.1933 HMS Windsor (destroyer) (6th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet)
10.1933 - 01.1934 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] (for short physical & recreational training course)
01.1934 02.1934 passage to Hong Kong per HMT Somersetshire
08.02.1934 - 06.1936 First Lieutenant, HMS Cicala (river gunboat) (China)
06.1936 - 08.1936 passage to UK via USA & foreign service leave
08.1936 - 12.1936 HMS Faulknor (flotilla leader, 6th Destroyer Flotilla) (Home Fleet)
31.12.1936 - 06.1937 qualifying for anti-submarine duties, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
03.06.1937 - 01.1938 Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Walpole (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland) & for flotilla duties
03.01.1938 - 01.1939 Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Faulknor (flotilla leader, 6th Destroyer Flotilla) (Home Fleet)
04.01.1939 - 12.1939 staff, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for anti-submarine school)
19.12.1939 - 30.05.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Buttermere (minesweeping trawler) (Norway)
05.1940 - 10.1940 Admiralty [HMS President] (London)
28.10.1940 - 09.1941 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
28.10..1940 - 09.1941 Commanding Officer, HM ML 130 (motor launch) & Senior Officer, 3rd Motor Launch Flotilla *
10.1941 - 06.1943 Squadron Anti-Submarine Officer, Force H (from 03.1942 Force K, then from 11.1942 again Force H) [HMS Rodney (battleship), from ... HMS Malaya (battleship), from ... HMS Ramillies (battleship), from 10.07.1942 HMS Nelson (battleship), 11.1942 temporarily HMS Duke of York (battleship)]
06.1943 - 30.06.1943 no appointment listed: for foreign service leave
01.07.1943 - 09.1944 Anti-U-Boat Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (London)
26.09.1944 - 15.12.1944

training in the latest sonar and radar equipment and A/S weapons, thus taking refresher courses at the A/S schools in Dunoon and Campbeltown, the experimental establishment at Fairleigh, and the A/S tactical school at Liverpool

26.09.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyll) (for miscellaneous duties)
16.12.1944 - 10.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Glendhu (anti-submarine frigate)
10.1946 - 01.1947 passage to UK in HMS Formidable & foreign service leave
15.01.1947 - 12.1949 Anti-Submarine Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (Bath, Somerset) (for miscellaneous services)
12.1949 - 11.1950 Executive Officer, HMS Nigeria (cruiser)
12.1950 - 09.1952 Training Commander, HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
23.09.1952 - 07.1955 Executive Officer (from 1954? Commanding Officer), HMS Defiance (TAS and Electrical School, Devonport)
07.1955 - 10.1955 on loan to Royal Danish Navy as NATO adviser on anti-submarine warfare
10.10.1955 - 01.06.1959 HMS Vernon (TAS School, Portsmouth) (Head of Publications and Drawings Department)
Studied business administration, then worked for an import/export company for a year, until being employed by Electrical & Musical Industries Ltd in their Research & Development division, 1961, staying ther until retirement in 11.1975.
* according to his own notes from Aug 1940
Knollys
Courtenay Hugh Henry
C.H.H. Knollys (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Ellis)
Son of ... Knollys, and ... Gibbons.
Married (19.06.1943, Queen's Chapel, The Savoy) Cicely (Curly) Evelyn Warren (07.10.1918-(03?).1982); one son, one daughter.

14.02.1918
Chelsea district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
22.04.2006
Bishop's Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire
Cadet
01.05.1935
Midsh.
01.01.1936
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1938
S.Lt.
16.09.1938
Lt.
01.11.1939
Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1947 (retd 10.03.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
26.12.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Mention in Despatches MID
18.09.1945
action with Japanese heavy forces 16.05.45
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1931-1935)
01.05.1935
-
01.01.1936
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
[joined 07.01.1936 in Gibraltar when Spanish Civil War started]
01.09.1936
-
(01.)1937
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
07.01.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
[left for 3 months to train on destroyer HMS Diana]
1938?
-
1938?
HMS Witherington (destroyer)
02.05.1938
-
(10.1938)
promotion course, Portsmouth
14.02.1939
-
(09.1942)
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Indian Ocean [liaison officer with the French, Madagascar, 05.1942])
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
1943
-
1943
Gunnery Officer, HMS ... (armed merchant cruiser)
(06.)1943
-
(08.)1943
specialist navigation course
28.09.1943
-
(06.)1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Harrier (minesweeper) (and for navigating duties) (Russian convoys, Normandy)
13.12.1944
-
(10.1946)
First Lieutenant, HMS Saumarez (destroyer)
(Far East, Malta [injured in Corfu incident, 10.1946])
?
-
?
HMS Troubridge (destroyer)
03.1947
-
(04.)1947
Navigating Officer, HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
20.11.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
(05.1949)


HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) *
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
late 1950
-
1951
HMS Vengeance (aircraft carrier)
12.1951
-
1952
HMS Superb (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
05.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Swiftsure (cruiser)
11.1953
-
1954
HMS Britannia (Royal yacht)
10.05.1954
-
(01.1956)
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
1956


interpreters' course, France; then seconded to Ministry of Defence [in PM's information room during Suez crisis]
1956?
-
(01)1957
in charge of Navigation Section, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
1957


Flag Lieutenant Commander to Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
Joined Chichester Press as designer/salesman, 1958-1969. Then free-lance & dedicating himself to painting (sketched children's portraits at the beach for many years and depicted numerous naval subjects).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Knowles
George Herbert
H.A. King

Son of G.H. Knowles, Gomersa.
Married 1st, Winnefred Gladys (died 1937), daughter of E. Millar, Rossie Castle, Montrose; one daughter.
Married 2nd, Mrs Olga Mills, daughter of Vincent Frisby.

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20.11.1881
Gomersal
-
01.04.1961
Capt.
31.12.1921
R.Adm.
10.10.1933 (retd 11.10.1933)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
1940?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?
02.12.1897
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1918
served European War
...
-
...
...
05.01.1933
-
10.10.1933
Naval ADC to the King
11.1939
-
(04.)1942
convoy duties [HMS Eaglet]
05.07.1942
-
01.02.1945
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Lowestoft [HMS Minos]
Knox-Little
Charles Hugo
C.H. Knox-Little

Married Olive Daphne Mary Frances Waymouth (19.03.1894-11.01.1979).

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21.11.1887
Lichfield district, Staffordshire
-
20.11.1963
Gosport district, Hampshire
A/S.Lt. 15.04.1907
S.Lt. 17.09.1908, seniority 15.04.1907
Lt. 16.11.1909, seniority 15.04.1908
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1916
Cdr. 30.06.1921
Capt. 30.06.1929 (retd 06.01.1940)
R.Adm. (retd) 06.01.1940 (reverted to retd 21.07.1946?)
Cdre. 2nd cl. 15.01.1944
Mention in Despatches MID 23.07.1918 Dover Patrol Zeebrugge / Ostend 22-23.04.18
15.09.1902     entered RN
(01.1919)     HMS Tetrarch (torpedo-boat destroyer)
03.07.1923 - (01.1925) Commanding Officer, HMS Telemachus (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet) & for instructional duties at Port Edgar Base
21.04.1926 - 27.04.1926 Admiralty [HMS President]
28.04.1926 - (06.1928) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1929)      no appointment listed
01.04.1930 - (01.)1932 Assistant Director Manning Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.07.1932 - (07.)1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Danae (cruiser) (America and West Indies station)
30.12.1935 - (06.)1938 Director of Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
22.07.1938 - 11.1939 Commanding Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship) & from about mid-1939 Flag Captain & Chief Staff Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron (Home Fleet)
05.01.1940 - 09..1940 Captain (D), Liverpool (administered 11th Destroyer Flotilla) [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)]
25.09.1940 - (10.)1943 Maintenance Captain, HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
15.01.1944 - 21.071946 Commanding Officer, HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda) & as Commodore-in-Charge, Bermuda & as Commodore Superintendent HM Dockyard, Bermuda
Kyrke,
Vernon
V. Kyrke

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19.03.1889
-
18.02.1970
... ...
Chapl. 26.08.1918 (retd)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Skirmisher
... - ... ...
 
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