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1939-1945

 

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McCoy,
J
ames Abernethy
J.A. McCoy (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 5320)) J.A. McCoy (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brothers)
J.A. McCoy (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Brothers) 
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of James Abernethy McCoy (1864-1931), solicitor, and Ethel Elizabeth Peet (1871-1947).
Brother of Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN, and of Maj. S.V. McCoy, Indian Army.
Married (12.1936, Rome, Italy) Maria Anna Luisa Elisabetta "Oretta" Ghezzi-Morgalanti (11.03.1912 - 02.1989), elder daughter of Count Antonio Ghezzi-Morgalanti, Rome; three sons.

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17.06.1900
Roanmore, Waterford, Ireland
-
09.03.1955
The Grand Hotel, Plymouth, Devon (formerly of Kingsworthy, Kingswood, Surrey)
Midsh. 15.07.1916
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1918
S.Lt. 15.01.1919
Lt. 15.10.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1928
Cdr. 30.06.1935
Capt. 30.06.1941 (retd 07.07.1950)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 28.06.1940 2nd Battle of Narvik [investiture 29.07.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40
Mention in Despatches MID 26.09.1940 Norway 04-06.40
Mention in Despatches MID 12.08.1941 Lofoten raid
Mention in Despatches MID 14.09.1943 destruction U-boat Western Approaches 05.43 & one probably destroyed
Commander (with Star), Order of St Olav (Norway) StOlav 13.01.1948 services to Norway
Education: Eastman's, Winchester; RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (05.1913-07.1916); Christ's College, Cambridge University.
15.07.1916     commissioned RN
07.1916 - 1918 HMS Lion (battlecruiser)
02.08.1918 - (09.)1919 HMS Viceroy (torpedo-boat destroyer)
10.10.1919 - (04.)1920 HMS President (for course of instruction at Cambridge University)
04.1920 - 09.1920 HMS Wanderer (torpedo-boat destroyer)
12.09.1920 - (01.)1921 HMS Excellent (additional; for gunnery course)
06.10.1921 - (04.)1922 HMS Tara (torpedo-boat destroyer)
28.11.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Vanquisher (torpedo-boat destroyer)
08.09.1924 - (05.)1926 HMS Vanessa (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
25.10.1926 - (12.1927) HMS Dauntless (cruiser) (China)
10.04.1928 - (04.)1930 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
11.07.1930 - (03.)1931 Commanding Officer, HMS Splendid (destroyer), from late 09.1930 Shamrock (destroyer) (Gibraltar)
10.10.1931 - 28.12.1931 Commanding Officer, HMS Anthony (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
28.12.1931 - 07.1932 Commanding Officer, HMS Worcester (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
19.07.1932 - 09.01.1934 Commanding Officer, HMS Anthony (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(03.1934) - (05.1934) no appointment listed
14.05.1934 - (07.)1934 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
21.07.1934 - 01.12.1934 Commanding Officer, HMS Watchman (destroyer) (Home Fleet) [08.10.1934-... anti-submarine course, HMS Osprey]
01.12.1934 - 30.04.1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Eclipse (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
(07.1935)     no appointment listed
18.07.1935 - (08.)1935 HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship) (Rosyth) (for Maintenance Reserve Destroyers)
06.09.1935 - (05.)1936 Commanding Officer, HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
(08.1936)     no appointment listed
21.08.1936 - (08.)1938 Maintenance Commander & Physical and Recreational Training Officer on the staff of Commander-in-Chief Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
16.08.1938 - (02.)1939 HMS President (for 4 months' study of Italian in Italy)
01.03.1939 - 08.07.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Bedouin (destroyer) & Senior Officer, Destroyers (2nd Battle of Narvik) (DSO, despatches three times)
31.07.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for flotilla duties) [= Captain (D) Western Approaches ?] (Order of St Olav)
06.09.1942 - (10.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship) (Iceland)
20.10.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) (for flotilla duties)
12.03.1943 - 03.06.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Offa (destroyer) (despatches)
03.06.1943 - 09.09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Onslow (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 17th Destroyer Flotilla
25.09.1944 - 03.1945 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
03.1945 - 15.12.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Fareham (minesweeper, then accommodation ship for minesweeper base St Paul's Bay, Malta)
16.12.1946 - 03.1947 Commanding Officer, HMS Phoenicia (minesweeper/escort base, Manoel Island, Malta) [being at various points Captain (D) Mediterranean and Chief of Staff to Rear Admiral (Destroyers) Mediterranean Fleet]
03.1947 - 05.1947 RN Hospital Bighi (due to being seriously injured in a polo accident)
05.1947 - 01.1948 Commanding Officer, HMS Leander (cruiser)
(02.1948) - (09.1948) no appointment listed
10.1948 - 04.1950 Captain-in-Charge, Bermuda & Captain Superintendent HM Dockyards, Bermuda [HMS Malabar]
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
British Vice-Consul, Kristiansand, South  Norway, 1951-1955.
McCoy,
John
Wentworth
J.W. McCoy
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of James Abernethy McCoy (1864-1931), solicitor, and Ethel Elizabeth Peet (1871-1947).
Brother of Capt. J.A. McCoy, RN, and of Maj. S.V. McCoy, Indian Army.

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27.02.1903
-
25.12.1978
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
18.12.1924, seniority 30.01.1924
Lt.
30.12.1925
Lt.Cdr.
30.12.1933 (retd 27.02.1948)
A/Cdr.
04.08.1943?
Cdr. (retd)
27.02.1948

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 24.04.1940 HMS Triumph mined 26.12.39, Skagerrak
15.09.1916     entered RN
05.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
01.04.1927
-
(08.1927)
First Lieutenant, HMS L 71 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla)
04.12.1928
-
(04.1930)
HMS M2 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
25.07.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS M2 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla)
17.08.1931
-
(01.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS R 4 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
15.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 34 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
30.12.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
31.12.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Mackay (flotilla leader) (Home Fleet) (for submarines)
27.11.1935
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Phoenix (submarine) (China)
09.02.1938
-
(12.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Triumph (submarine)
19.03.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Wolfhound (destroyer)
22.07.1941
-
(08.1942)
Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
08.09.1942
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Oberon (submarine)
04.08.1943
-
01.01.1945
HMS Ambrose (base for 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee)
06.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
Executive Officer, HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
McDonald,
Alexander Smith
A.S. McDonald
1923 ?
-
19.03.2007
[aged 84]
[Solihull?]
....
....
Lt.
01.04.1944
...
...
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1952 (retd)
Hon. Cdr.
?

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
?
?
...
-
...
...
14.09.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Thrasher (submarine)
21.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Satyr (submarine)
...
-
...
...
McEwen,
Gerald Ernest Wood
G.E.W. McEwen
Married Sara Eileen Agnes Toochey.
Residence: St Helier, Jersey.

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18.08.1886
Stoke Damerel district, Devon
-
05.12.1971
Eng.Lt.
01.11.1907
Eng.Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1915
Eng.Cdr.
31.12.1921 (retd 18.05.1922; own request) (reactivated 12.11.1940?) (reverted to retd > 12.1943, < 04.1944)
04.08.1905
 
 
entered RN
01.07.1913
-
02.04.1919
on loan to RAN (Permanent Naval Forces of Australia)
12.11.1940
-
(12.1943)
HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Port Edgar) (and for flotilla duties)
McGeoch,
[Sir] Ian Lachlan Mackay
I.L.M. McGeoch (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Scott) I.L.M. McGeoch
I.L.M. McGeoch (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Scott) I.L.M. McGeoch
I.L.M. McGeoch

3rd son of L.A. McGeoch.
Married (1937) Eleanor Somers, daughter of Rev. Canon Hugh Farrie; two sons, two daughters.
Lived at
Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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26.03.1914
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
-
12.08.2007
Norwich
Midsh. 01.01.1933
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1935
S.Lt. 01.12.1935
Lt. 01.05.1937
Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1944
Cdr. 30.06.1947
Capt. 30.06.1955
R.Adm. 07.07.1964
V.Adm. 14.12.1967 (retd 10.06.1970)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 14.06.1969 HM's birthday 69
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1966 New Year 66
Distinguished Service Order

DSO

06.04.1943 sunk 2 enemy destroyers & 3 supply ships
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 10.10.1944 6th war patrol (sunk)
Mention in Despatches MID 29.08.1944 escaping from enemy
 
Education: Pangbourne College.
1932     joined RN
12.01.1933 - (01.)1934 Midshipman, HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
1934 - 1934 Midshipman, HMS Boadicea (destroyer)
08.03.1934 - (02.)1935 Midshipman, HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
02.05.1935 - (07.1935) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
06.01.1936 - (02.)1936 promotion course, Portsmouth
31.08.1936 - 12.1936 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
12.1936 - 18.05.1937 no appointment listed (injured)
19.05.1937 - 08.1937 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
07.08.1937 - 01.1940 Navigating Officer & 3rd Hand, HMS Clyde (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla) (Mediterranean, South Atlantic & UK)
06.03.1940 - (04).1940 First Lieutenant, HMS H 43 (submarine)
1940 - 1940 First Lieutenant, HMS Triumph (submarine)
1940 - 16.12.1940 submarine Commanding Officer's  qualifying course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
17.12.1940 - 07.03.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS H 43 (submarine)
04.1941 - 08.06.1941 spare Commanding Officer, 10th Submarine Flotilla (Malta) [HMS St Angelo?]
[taking passage in HMS Urge (Lt. E P Tompkinson) when she sank the Italian blockade-runner Franco Martelli in the Bay of Biscay; commanded HMS Ursula 14.05.1941-(09?.)1941 for a patrol]
09.06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for special and miscellaneous duties at Malta)
[in hospital for some time]
1942? - 1942 First Lieutenant, HMS Ursula (submarine) (UK)
1942 - 1942 in hospital for some time (UK)
19.05.1942 - 21.04.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS P 228 [renamed 01.1943: HMS Splendid] (submarine) (based at HMS Maidstone, (submarine depot ship), Gibraltar & Algiers; damaged off Corsica & scuttled)
21.04.1943 - (10.1944) no appointment listed while being a POW (escaped, but was recaptured; after Italian surrender made his way home via Switzerland, occupied France, Spain and Gibraltar)
? - 07.01.1945 Naval Staff course
08.01.1945 - (09.)1945 Staff Officer (Operations), 4th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Swiftsure] (Pacific Fleet)
1946 - 1947 Commanding Officer, HMS Fernie (frigate)
10.1948 - (05.)1950 Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station [HMS Terror]
1950 - 1951 Captain (S/M), 4th Submarine Squadron  (Sydney, NSW)
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
22.07.1953 - (04.)1955 Executive Officer, RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
19.09.1955 - (01.)1957 Naval Liaison Officer, Coastal and Bomber Commands RAF [HMS President]
1957 - 1957 Captain (S/M), 3rd Submarine Squadron
29.09.1958 - (01.1959) Deputy Director of Undersurface Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1959     Director of Undersurface Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1961     Imperial Defence College
(07.1961)     HMS Saker *
25.04.1962 - (02.)1964 Commanding Officer, HMS Lion (cruiser)
07.01.1964 - 07.07.1964 also: Naval ADC to the Queen
1964 - 1965 Admiral President, RN College, Greenwich
27.05.1965 - 28.12.1967 Flag Officer Submarines (NATO Commander Submarines East Atlantic)
18.06.1968 - 1970 Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland & NATO Commander Northern Atlantic Area, COMNORECHAN & COMNORLANT)
Director, Midar Systems Ltd, since 1986. Trustee, Imperial War Museum, 1977-1987. Member, The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers, 1969-. MPhil Edinburgh, 1975. FNI 1986. Editor, The Naval Review, 1972-1980.
Published: (jointly) The Third World War : a future history (1978); The Third World War : the untold story (1982); An affair of chances : a submariner's odyssee, 1939-1944 (1991; memoirs); The princely sailor : Mountbatten of Burma (1996)
* indexed, but not listed as such
McGinnes,
Walter Charles Edward
"Chippie"
W.C.E. McGinnes
Married ((06?).1933, Devonport district, Devon) Dorothy May Sleeman (28.12.1910-04.1992).
18.01.1909
Devonport district, Devon
-
23.05.1987
Poole district, Dorset
Wt.Shipwr. 28.03.1939
A/Cd.Shipwr. 18.06.1945
Cd.Shipwr. 01.10.1946
Shipwr.Lt. 26.02.1948
A/Shipwr.Lt.Cdr. < 01.1956
Shipwr.Lt.Cdr. 26.02.1956 (retd 18.01.1959)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1959 New Year 59 [investiture 24.02.59]
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42 [investiture 17.07.43]
09.05.1939 - (12.1943) HMS Nigeria (cruiser) (MBE)
20.03.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for Mechanical Training Establishment)
19.03.1946 - (04.1946) HMS King George V (battleship)
(07.1948)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
09.11.1948 - (05.1950) HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
      HMS Fisgard (training establishment, Torpoint, Cornwall)
16.03.1953 - (01.1956) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous duties)
(01.1957) - (1958) RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake] (OBE)
AMINA, then MRINA.
* indexed, but not listed as such
McGrath,
Donal Scott
no typing error: Donal
D.S. McGrath
Son of George McGrath and Nelly Scott.
Married Marie Josephine Hermine Kelly (1887-1966).

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27.08.1891
Jamaica
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29.11.1978

Bishop's Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire
Midsh.
?
S.Lt.
15.12.1911
Lt.
15.12.1913
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1921
Cdr.
30.06.1927 (retd 27.08.1941)
A/Capt.
< 02.1941
Capt. (retd)
27.08.1941 (reverted to retd 1945/46)
Mention in Despatches MID
17.04.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
02.10.1942
Operation Jubilee
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune
15.01.1904
 
 
entered RN
09.1923
-
13.12.1924
Commanding Officer, HMS Venomous (destroyer)
...
-
...
...
04.06.1929
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vanquisher (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
27.11.1930
-
25.11.1931
Commanding Officer, HMS Hastings (sloop) (Persian Gulf)
25.11.1931
-
(01.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Bideford (sloop) (Persian Gulf)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
12.11.1934
-
(02.1936)
HM Dockyard Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
25.02.1937
-
(10.1938)
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
08.1939
-
04.01.1941
Naval Attaché, Rio de Janeiro [HMS President]
29.06.1942
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Glengyle (landing ship infantry)
(02.1943)
-
(08.1943)
no appointment listed
16.08.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tracker (escort carrier)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
03.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Albatross (repair ship)
27.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Adventure (minelayer)
McGregor,
Eric George
E.G. McGregor

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23.01.1901
-
07.01.1974
... ...
Lt. 15.10.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1930
Cdr. 31.12.1936
Capt. 31.12.1942 (retd 11.03.1953)
Distinguished Service Order

DSO

11.09.1940 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 11.11.1941 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 04.07.1944 ?

Cross of the Order of George I (Greece), 21.10.1941.

... - ... ...
01.02.1939 - 06.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Decoy (destroyer)
10.02.1945 - early 1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Kempenfelt (destroyer)
McGrigor,
Sir Rhoderick Robert
R.R. McGrigor R.R. McGrigor
R.R. McGrigor
Only son of late Maj. Charles Rhoderick Robert McGrigor, CB, CMG, 60th Rifles, and Ada Rosamond Bower, of Welham, Yorkshire.
Married (26.11.1931, St Peters. Cranley Gardens) Gwendoline,
daughter of late Col. Geoffrey Glyn, CMG, DSO, and widow of Major Charles Greville, DSO, Grenadier Guards; twin sons (adopted).

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12.04.1893
York
-
03.12.1959
Aberdeen
Cadet
15.01.1906
Midsh.
15.09.1910
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1913
S.Lt.
15.09.1913
Lt.
15.10.1914
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1922
Cdr.
31.12.1927
Capt.
31.12.1933
Cdre. 2nd cl.
26.08.1938
R.Adm.
08.07.1941
V.Adm.
15.04.1945
Adm.
02.09.1948
Adm. of the Fleet
01.05.1953
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1951
New Year 51 [investiture 14.02.51]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45 [investiture 20.07.45]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1944
New Year 44 [investiture 20.07.45]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.12.1943
Operation Husky [investiture 20.07.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
30.01.1945
Operation Counterblast (enemy convoy S Norway 12-13.11.44)
Commander of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) StOlav
-
taking the King to Norway 07.06.45
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth (15.01.1906-15.09.1910)
1910
 
 
HMS Dreadnought
1914
-
1918
served European War, Mediterranean destroyers (Dardanelles campaign) and Grand Fleet (Jutland)
(08.1914)
 -
late 1915 
HMS Foxhound (destroyer)
late 1915
-
1917
HMS Malaya
1917
-
1918
long torpedo course [HMS Vernon]
06.1918
-
1919
Torpedo Officer, HMS Conqueror (battleship)
1919
-
1922
Fleet Torpedo Officer, East India Station [HMS Highflyer (cruiser)]
06.09.1922
-
(08.)1923
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse)
1923
-
1924
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.09.1924
-
(01.)1925
Torpedo Officer, 5th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Malcolm (flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
10.02.1925
-
(05.)1926
Torpedo Officer, 1st Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Montrose (flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
21.10.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
26.09.1927
-
(04.)1930
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services [Tactical School?])
27.08.1930
-
(01.)1932
Staff Officer (Operations), Atlantic Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
10.08.1932
-
08.01.1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Versatile (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
1934
-
1934
course at Senior Officers' School, Sheerness [HMS President]
(07.1934)
-
(08.1934)
no appointment listed
13.08.1934
-
(02.)1936
Deputy Director of Training and Staff Duties, Admiralty [HMS President]
22.09.1936
-
(06.)1938
Captain (D), 4th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Kempenfelt (destroyer; flotilla leader)] (Home Fleet, Spanish Civil War)
26.08.1938
-
late 1940
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief China Station [HMS Kent, later HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)]
01.1941
- (02.)1941 Flag Captain, HMS Renown (battlecruiser; flagship of Force H at Gibraltar) (Malta convoys and operations in Mediterranean and Atlantic, 1941)
09.09.1941
-
(02.)1943
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Weapons)
(06.1943)
-
(10.1943)
no appointment listed:
1943
-
1943
Naval Force Commander (Force B) at capture of Pantellaria and Invasion of Sicily; Flag Officer Sicily during Sicilian and Calabrian Campaigns (wounded)
15.11.1943
-
(12.1943)
Flag Officer, Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Nile]
1944
-
1944
Commanding Home Fleet aircraft carriers
27.03.1944
-
(07.)1945
Rear-Admiral/Vice-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron and Second-in-Command Home Fleet [HMS Kent, from 08.04.1945 HMS Norfolk] (operations off Norwegian coast and convoys to North Russia)
01.10.1945
-
13.10.1947
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Vice-Chief of Naval Staff
07.01.1948
-
12.01.1950
Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet [HMS Duke of York, later HMS Implacable]
15.03.1950
-
1951
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
20.12.1951
-
04.1955
First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
24.04.1952
-
01.05.1953
also: First and Principal Naval ADC to HM the Queen
Hon. LLD St Andrews, 1953, Hon. LLD Aberdeen, 1955; Lord Rector of Aberdeen University, 1954-1957.
McHarg,
Neville Townley
N.T. McHarg
Son of ... McHarg, and ... Ireland.
24.04.1913
Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-

05.11.2001
Isle of Wight
...
...
Lt.
16.05.1936
Lt.Cdr.
16.05.1944
Cdr.
31.12.1950 (retd 24.04.1963)
Distinguished Service Order

DSO

04.05.1943
special operations Mediterranean [investiture 09.11.43]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
09.06.1955
HM's birthday 55 [award presented]
Mention in Despatches MID
13.10.1942
service Mediterranean from 04.41
Mention in Despatches MID
04.05.1943
Party Inhuman (Operation Torch)
Mention in Despatches MID
15.05.1945
Operation Halfback
...
-
...
...
12.10.1938
-
31.12.1940
Navigating Officer, HMS Egret (sloop)
(02.1941)
-
(08.1942) 
HMS Garth (destroyer) *
(1942?)
 
 
HMS Abdiel (minelayer) ?
21.12.1942
-
(08.)1943
HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary, Scotland) (for miscellaneous services)
(1943)


Combined Operations Pilotage Party (COPP) 4 (Sicily)
01.09.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
10.1943
-
16.12.1943
Navigating Officer, HMS Diadem (cruiser)
17.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Squadron Navigating Officer, 10th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Diadem (cruiser)]
...
-
...
...
(1955)


Royal Pakistan Navy
* indexed, but not listed as such
McKee,
Harold Alfred
H.A. McKee
21.03.1908
Devonport district, Devon
-
23.01.1991
Plymouth district, Devon
Gnr. (T)
18.12.1939
A/Cd.Gnr. (T)
18.06.1945
Wt.El.Offr. (L)
?, seniority 18.12.1939
A/Cd.El.Offr. (L)
< 07.1948
Sen.Cd.El.Offr.
01.10.1948
El.Lt. (Special Duties List)
01.01.1957 (retd 21.03.1958)
11.01.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Isis (destroyer)
(02.1943)
-
(08.1943)
no appointment listed
01.09.1943
-
(07.)1945
HMS Marlborough (training establishment, Eastbourne)
03.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Sluys (destroyer)
31.05.1948
-
(05.)1949
HMS Unicorn
14.06.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Gravelines
16.07.1951
-
(05.1953)
HMS Defiance
19.01.1954
-
(01.1956)
HMS Collingwood (naval electrical school, Fareham, Hampshire)
?
-
(01.1957) 
HMS Orion *
* indexed, but not listed as such
McKendrick,
Gordon Wylie
H.A. McKee
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Lt.Col. Anderson Gray McKendrick (1876-1943), Indian Medical Service, and Mildred Macleod Wylie (1886-1952), of Carr Bridge, Inverness-shire.
Brother of Maj. John Gray McKendrick, Royal Engineers.
Married (19.02.1944) Hilda Marie Byrom Bramwell (17.02.1916 - 26.01.2010), widow of Lt. Walter Arthur Starkie, RN, and youngest daughter of Dr Edwin Bramwell (1873-), and Elisabeth Cunningham (1879-), of Edinburgh (and niece of Adm. Sir Andrew B. Cunningham); three children (only one son surviving to adulthood).
04.10.1912
Simla, India
-
31.12.1978
Carnoustie district, Angus, Scotland
Cadet 01.01.1930
Midsh. 01.09.1930
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1933
S.Lt. 01.05.1933
Lt. 01.06.1934
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1942
Cdr. 30.06.1948 (retd 15.07.1958)
Education: Edinburgh Academy; RN College, Dartmouth (05.1926-01.1930; Robert Roxburgh Prize).
07.01.1930 - (02.)1931 HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.04.1931 - (09.)1932 HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies station)
1932 - 1932 HMS Rodney (battleship)
05.01.1933 - 20.08.1933 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.08.1933 - (03.)1934 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] (Goodenough Memorial Prize for 1933)
1934 - (05.)1934 short course of instruction, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
08.05.1934 - (08.)19366 HMS Boadicea (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
14.12.1936 - (07.)1937 First Lieutenant, HMS Speedwell (minesweeper)
27.07.1937 - (08.)1939 staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Drake]
25.10.1939 - (02.)1941 staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
His son writes: "In 1939 he developed a brain tumour which was removed in Edinburgh.  I believe that in normal circumstances he would have been invalided out of the Navy at that point but he was serving as a term officer at Dartmouth so it was decided to let him continue with the war looming."
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
12.01.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Campbell (destroyer)
21.10.1942 - 27.12.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Hambledon (destroyer)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
04.03.1944 - (04.)1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Caprice (destroyer)
15.07.1946 - (10.1947) HMS Ganges (training establishement, Shotley, Ipswich, Suffolk)
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
14.02.1949 - (05.1950) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous duties)
(1952)     Commanding Officer, HMS Opportune (destroyer)
26.01.1953 - (07.)1954 Executive Officer, HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Stretton, Warrington, Lancashire)
12.1954     RN tactical course
25.04.1955 - (01.)1957 International Planning Team, NATO Standing Group [HMS Saker]
1957     Maintenance Commander on staff of Flag Officer Scotland [HMS Cochrane]
McKenzie,
John Foster
J.F. McKenzie (Photo courtesy of Mr William Stevens) J.F. McKenzie (Photo courtesy of Mr William Stevens)
Son of Dr John Campbell McKenzie, and Ivie Lucinda McKenzie.
Married  (1945) Doreen Elizabeth, daughter of Dr E.T. and Dr G.M. McElligott; one son, one daughter.

24.06.1923
Waiuku, New Zealand
-
28.03.2013
Auckland, New Zealand
Cadet 16.01.1942, seniority 01.01.1942
Midsh. 01.09.1942
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1944
S.Lt. 01.10.1944, seniority 01.10.1943
Lt. 01.04.1945 (reld 30.07.1947)
Lt. RNZN 31.07.1947, seniority 01.04.1945 [A11845]
Lt.Cdr. RNZN 02.04.1953
Cdr. RNZN 31.12.1957
A/Capt. RNZN 30.11.1964
Capt. RNZN 30.06.1965
A/Cdre. RNZN 20.12.1966-31.12.1968
Cdre. RNZN 12.01.1970
R.Adm. RNZN ? (retd 14.12.1977)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 11.06.1977 HM's silver jubilee & birthday 77
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 15.06.1974 HM's birthday 74
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 02.06.1962 HM's birthday 62
Education: Timaru Boys' High School; St Andrews College, Christchurch, NZ.
16.01.1942 - 31.08.1942 special entry cadet (under the Dominion Scheme), RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
01.09.1942 - 01.04.1943 HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
02.04.1943 - 22.07.1943 HMS Hawkins (cruiser)
23.07.1943 - 15.11.1943 HMS Quadrant (destroyer) (additional; for training)
16.11.1943 - 01.05.1944 HMS Hawkins (cruiser)
02.05.1944 - 30.09.1944 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (additional; for promotion course)
01.10.1944 - 02.10.1944 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (additional; for courses)
03.10.1944 - 29.10.1944 HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport) (additional; for training)
30.10.1944 - 25.01.1945 HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth) (additional; for Officer Training Course 92)
26.01.1945 - 16.07.1945 HMS Vitality (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops (depot ship for 7th Submarine Flotilla)]
(07.1945)     HMS Ferret IV (surrendered U-boats, Lishally) *
19.07.1945 - 02.04.1947 HMS Token (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
03.04.1947 - 30.07.1947 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Reserve Gorpu S)
31.07.1947     transferred RNZN
31.07.1947 - 15.09.1947 HMNZS Philomel (additional; for passage to New Zealand)
16.09.1947 - 03.10.1947 HMNZS Philomel (additional; not to join)
04.10.1947 - 17.08.1948 First Lieutenant, HMNZS Arbutus
18.08.1948 - 31.08.1948 HMNZS Loch Eck [tender to HMNZS Cook] (additional)
18.08.1948 - 21.09.1949 HMNZS Hawea
21.09.1949 - 16.11.1949 HMNZS Tutira (from 02.11.1949 for leave, awaiting passage)
17.11.1949 - 10.04.1951 HMNZS Maori (additional; from 03.01.1950 passage to UK for long torpedo & anti-submarine course at HMS Vernon)
11.04.1951 - 27.06.1951 Torpedo & Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Crispin (temporarily)
28.06.1951 - 10.08.1951 HMNZS Maori (additional; for passage to New Zealand)
11.08.1951 - 18.09.1951 HMNZS Philomel (additional; for foreign service leave)
19.09.1951 - 22.01.1952 Torpedo & Anti-Submarine Officer, HMNZS Bellona
23.01.1952 - 06.09.1952 HMNZS Philomel (additional; for leave without pay)
07.09.1952 - 15.01.1953 HMNZS Bellona (additional)
16.01.1953 - 22.03.1953 HMNZS Philomel (additional; for HMNZS Bellona & for duty with Senior Officer Reserve Fleet)
22.03.1953 - 02.04.1953 Commanding Officer, HMNZS Echuca
03.04.1953 - 18.08.1953 HMNZS Bellona
19.08.1953 - 31.01.1954 First Lieutenant, HMNZS Pukaki
01.02.1954 - 05.02.1954 HMNZS Philomel (additional; for passage)
06.02.1954 - 20.04.1954 HMNZS Philomel (additional)
21.04.1954 - 21.05.1954 HMNZS Wakefield (additional; for duty inside Navy Office, Wellington)
22.05.1954 - 26.01.1955 HMNZS Wakefield (additional; for duty outside Navy Office, Wellington as Director of Naval Operations, Fiji)
27.01.1955 - 27.01.1955 HMNZS Philomel
28.01.1955 - 29.02.1955 HMNZS Philomel (additional; for dockyard additional, for courses not exceeding 1 month)
01.03.1955 - 26.06.1955 Commanding Officer, HMNZS Tui
27.06.1955 - 07.03.1956 Commanding Officer, HMNZS Stawell (to 04.07.1955 temporarily, lent)
08.03.1956 - 12.03.1956 HMNZS Philomel (additional)
13.03.1956 - 29.04.1956 HMNZS Wakefield (additional & for duty inside Navy Office, Wellington)
30.04.1956 - 09.02.1959 HMNZS Wakefield (as Director of Undersurface Warfare Division)
10.02.1959 - 18.02.1959 HMNZS Wakefield (additional; for passage to Singapore)
19.02.1959 - 01.12.1961 Military Liaison Officer, from 17.03.1961 Joint Services Liaison Officer, Singapore [HMNZS Wakefield]
02.12.1961 - 16.01.1962 HMNZS Philomel (additional; for passage and leave) [lent HMNZS Taranaki 11.12.1961-13.12.1961]
17.01.1962 - 07.02.1962 HMNZS Philomel (additional)
08.02.1962 - 03.07.1963 Commanding Officer, HMNZS Otago (& for torpedo/anti-submarine duties) [lent to HMNZS Philomel for Exercise Tricorne 03.12.1962-07.12.1962]
04.07.1963 - 24.07.1963 HMNZS Wakefield (additional [to 22.07.1963 for passage & leave])
25.07.1963 - 29.11.1964 HMNZS Wakefield (as Director of Undersurface Warfare Division)
30.11.1964 - 07.12.1965 Commanding Officer, HMNZS Philomel
08.12.1965 - 14.01.1966 HMNZS Maori (additional; for passage)
15.01.1966 - 31.05.1966 Commanding Officer, HMNZS Maori & as Deputy Head, NZ Defence Liaison Staff, London & as Senior New Zealand Naval Liaison Officer, London
01.06.1966 - 31.12.1968 lent to Ministry of Defence as Deputy Head, NZ Defence Liaison Staff, London [HMNZS Wakefield (additional)]
01.01.1969 - 06.01.1969 HMNZS Wakefield (additional)
07.01.1969 - 28.12.1969 HMNZS Wakefield (additional; for course at Imperial Defence College)
29.12.1969 - 11.01.1970 HMNZS Wakefield (additional; for passage & leave)
12.01.1970 - 22.02.1972 Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Policy), Defence HQ, NZ [HMNZS Wakefield (additional)]
23.02.1972 - 23.03.1972 on staff of Chief of Naval Staff [HMNZS Wakefield (additional)]
24.03.1972 - 11.12.1972 Deputy Chief of Naval Staff [HMNZS Wakefield (additional)]
12.12.1972 - 19.01.1973 Commodore, Auckland [HMNZS Wakefield (additional; not to join)]
20.01.1973 - 09.11.1975 Commodore, Auckland [HMNZS Philomel]
1972 - 1975 also: ADC
13.12.1975 - 14.12.1977 Chief of Naval Staff, and Member Defence Council [HMNZS Wakefield (additional)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
McLaughlin,
Patrick Vivian
P.V. McLaughlin (Imperial War Museum © IWM (ABS 781))
Son of Vivian Guy Ousley McLaughlin, JP, and Edith Martineau.
Married 1st (1935) Anne Marguerite Broadley (marriage dissolved 1940; died 1949).
Married 2nd (15.05.1956, London) Eglantine Marie Elizabeth Christie, Vicountess Mountgarret, daughter of William Lorenzo Christie.

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07.04.1901
Maidenhead district, Berkshire
-
08.06.1969
St Marylebone district, London
Midsh. 1917
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.06.1922
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1930
Cdr. 30.06.1935
Capt. 31.12.1939
R.Adm. 08.07.1949 (retd 24.02.1953)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1951
New Year 51
Distinguished Service Order

DSO

11.06.1946
wind up Far East
Mention in Despatches MID
23.01.1941
Norwegian waters 05.40
Letter of Praise LoP
?
Operation Neptune
Coronation Medal 1937
Education: Brightlands Preparatory School, Gloucestershire; Royal Naval Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth.
15.01.1915     entered RN



World War I 1917-1918
03.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Dublin (light cruiser)
25.09.1924
-
(05.1926)
qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
30.06.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
11.04.1928
-
(08.1929)
HMS Centaur (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
23.04.1930
-
(10.1930)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
01.01.1931
-
(09.1932)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
05.03.1934
-
(07.1935)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
21.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
course at Staff College, Camberley [HMS President]
19.12.1936
-
(10.1938)
Fleet Gunnery Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship), later HMS Warspite (battleship)]
(02.1939)


no appointment listed
01.03.1939
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Mashona (destroyer) (North Sea)
01.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cairo (cruiser) (Norwegian Campaign)
15.01.1941
-
(02.)1943
Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.1943
-
1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Spartan (cruiser)
08.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
Captain, Coastal Forces (Channel) on staff of Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth [HMS Hornet]
03.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Swiftsure (cruiser) & Chief of Staff, Vice-Admiral Commanding 4th Cruiser Squadron) (British Pacific Fleet, Okinawa Campaign, Hong Kong)
07.01.1947
-
1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(05.)1950
-
1952
Vice­President, Ordnance Board
1952
-
1953
Senior Naval Member and President Ordnance Board
(05.1953)


no appointment listed
McOwan,
Andrew Millar
A.M. McOwan

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23.05.1900
Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
-
Boy Artificer 01.01.1916 [C/M18445]
Engine Room Artificer 5th cl. 01.01.1920
A/Engine Room Artificer 4th cl. 08.10.1920
Engine Room Artificer 4th cl. 05.12.1921
Engine Room Artificer 3rd cl. 08.10.1923
Engine Room Artificer 2nd cl. 08.10.1927
... ...
Chief Engine Room Artificer ?
T/A/Wt.Eng. 01.04.1941
T/Wt.Eng. 1942?, seniority 01.04.1941
T/A/Cd.Eng. 18.06.1945
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 06.40 [decoration posted]
School boy.
01.01.1916 - 05.01.1920 HMS Fisgard (depot for training of artificer apprentices)
06.01.1920 - 09.05.1920 HMS Victory II (accounting base, Portsmouth)
10.05.1920 - 22.01.1921 HMS Ramillies (battleship)
23.01.1921 - 08.02.1921 HMS Pembroke II (accounting base, Chatham)
09.02.1921 - 25.08.1921 HMS Cleopatra (light cruiser)
26.08.1921 - 22.12.1924 HMS Caledon (light cruiser)
23.12.1924 - 11.02.1925 HMS Pembroke II (accounting base, Chatham)
12.02.1925 - 19.04.1927 HMS Robin (shallow draught steamer, for river service) [tender to HMS Tamar] (China)
20.04.1927 - 15.06.1927 HMS Yarmouth (cruiser)
16.06.1927 - 15.08.1927 HMS Pembroke II (accounting base, Chatham)
16.08.1927 - (01.1929) HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship) (Rosyth)
(06.1940)     HMS Sabre (destroyer) (DSM)
15.04.1941 - (06.)1944 HMS Leamington (destroyer)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
10.10.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS St Austell Bay (frigate)
18.09.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
McPhee,
Arthur [David]
"Homer"
A. McPhee (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) A. McPhee (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Married (1951?) Lois ... (died 1992); two daughters, one son.
Lived in Ottawa, Halifax, England, Northern Ireland, Victoria, and Norway.

01.12.1919
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

-
27.01.2006
Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
Boy 2nd class 06.05.1936
Boy Seaman 07.1937
Petty Officer 03.1939
A/S.Lt. 22.07.1940
S.Lt. 1940?
Lt. 08.1941, seniority 16.05.1941
Lt.Cdr. 16.05.1949
Cdr. 01.07.1952
Capt. 01.07.1958 (retd 01.12.1974)
Canadian Forces Decoration CD ? ?
Canadian Forces Decoration CD ? ?
Canadian Forces Decoration CD ? ?




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCN career as known to his son:

07.01.1947   transfer to RCN Lieutenant
10.1947   qualified (ND), to NDHQ/DNA (D)
1948   NDHQ/Directorate Naval Aviation
03.1949   HMCS Shearwater (D)
10.1949   USN CIC School NAS Glenview to evaluate
03.1950   HMCS Magnificent (D)
04.07.1952   promoted Cdr. Destroyer Command Qual
07-09.1952   NDHQ, DNA
07.1954   University of Western Ontario for MBA
08.1954   CFB Borden I/C Supervisory Commission for Indo China
09.1954   Awaiting Flight McCord AFB - Appointment Changed.
09.1954   HMCS Niobe to London for Joint Services staff College, Latimer, Bucks
1955   Combat Operations Officer Course (USN)
03.1955   NATO Military Agency for Standardization
11.1955   MNCS Niobe Belfast I/C Stand-by party Bonaventure, Capt. D. Groos
1956   Anti-Submarine Joint Training
1957   Joint Services Staff College, Swindon
17.01.1957   commissioned HMCS Bonaventure as Executive Officer
01.07.1957   promoted Captain RCN, to Depot Halifax - relieved by P.Berry I/C
1960   HMCS Algonquin and Cancomcortron 1
1962   commanded Cancomcortron 1 In Narraganset Bay during Cuban Missile Crisis
02.1963   NDHQ - DNOM
1964   integration. CFHQ - CG - DMR
09.1965   National Defense College, Kingston
08.1966   Maritime Commander Pacific COS(OPS)
08.1969   Canadian forces Attache Norway and Denmark
09.1972   CFHQ - VCDS - DGRC - Director of Cadets
01.12.1974   Captain RCN (ret'd) Retired to Supplementary List (Age 55)
07.1975   USN Convoy Commodore Qual.
01.12.1979   Completed Service (age 60)
09.1933     enrolled, Navy League Sea Cadets, Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Captain Vancouver
25.03.1935     Apprentice Seaman, motor ship "Berganger" (Vancouver to Le Havre)
04.1935     Trainee, training ship "Mercury" (Hamble, Hampshire)
06.05.1936     Boy 2nd class, HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton, Gosport, Hampshire)
07.1937     Boy Seaman, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Devonport; 09.1937 to Mediterranean, Suez, Colombo, Singapore, Hong Kong; 03.1938 to Sydney, Australia, summer in Hong Kong; 01.1939 in Tsingta when Japanese fleet (Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu etc.) arrived)
03.1939     examined for Petty Officer in HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) in Wei Hai Wei, North China
07.1939     drafted HMS Resolution (battleship) in the UK, to Vancouver in "Empress of Canada", Halifax to Liverpool in "Franconia"; draft changed to HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) for Upper Yardsmen's course
01.09.1940 - (10.1940) promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
28.01.1941 - 11.1941 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (under repair at Birkenhead, from 02.1941 1st Escort Group  at Londonderry for Western Approaches/Atlantic convoy duty) [earned Watchkeeping Certificate]
11.1941     destroyer Gunnery Officer's course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed [possibly in 12.1941/01.1942 to HMS Vanessa (destroyer) in repair at Blackwell Docks, London]
30.12.1941 - 02.1944 First Lieutenant [Commanding Officer?], HMS Belvoir (escort destroyer) (building at Cammell Lairds, Birkenhead; then 5th Destroyer Flotilla, Scapa Flow, 1943 Malta & Oran)
02.1944     Gibraltar, HM Submarine Captain for passage HMS Formidable repairing Harland and Wolfe, Belfast; 2 Tirpitz trips
08.05.1944 - (10.1944) specialist Fighter Direction Officer (D), HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier) (10.1944 to Gibraltar dry dock due to breakdown
(01.1945)     no appointment listed: to Malta, Suez, Colombo, Trincomalee, Perth, Sydney
06.1945     to UK via Vancouver, M.S. Chybassa via Tahiti
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
08.1945     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
      HMS Pretoria Castle (escort carrier; training aircraft carrier)
      HMS Roberts (monitor) (temporarily in command)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
07.01.1947     transferred RCN [see opposite column for details as known to his son]
10.1947 - (05.1950) Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, Ont. (Directorate of Naval Aviation (D)) *
28.06.1952 - (05.1953) HMCS Magnificent (aircraft carrier) (for miscellaneous duties)
(07.1954)     Naval Service HQ, Ottawa, Ont. *
03.09.1954 - (04.)1955 HMCS Discovery (Vancouver Naval Division) (additional)
30.09.1955 - 16.01.1957 HMCS Niobe (additional; for HMCS Bonaventure (aircraft carrier))
17.01.1957     Executive Officer, HMCS Bonaventure (aircraft carrier)
30.06.1958 - (07.)1961 Officer-in-Charge, RCN Depot, Halifax, NS [HMCS Stadacona (RN base, Halifax, NS])
06.07.1961 - 02..07.1962 Commanding Officer, HMCS Algonquin (destroyer) & Senior Officer, First Canadian Escort Squadron (American waters)
02.07.1962 - (02.1963) Commanding Officer, HMCS Crescent (CANCOM-CORTRONONE)
(02.1964)     HMCS Crescent *
(02.1969)     HMCS Esquimalt
      Director of Cadets at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa
Served as the Emergency Program Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast for 16 years, served the Sechelt Public Library Association Board of Trustees for 7 years and led a Wednesday Evening Prayer and Bible Study for 30 uninterrupted years.
* indexed, but not listed as such
McRea,
Hugh Charles James
H.C.J. McRae
Son of Sir Charles James Hugh McRea, Kt, JP, and Lady McRea; husband of Frances Mary McRea, of Mill Hill, Middlesex.

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29.11.1909
Hendon, Greater London, Middlesex
-
14.12.1940
[age 31]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Midsh.
01.09.1927
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1930
S.Lt.
01.08.1930
Lt.
01.08.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1940
Mention in Despatches MID
27.10.1942
withdrawal from Dunkirk 06.40
17.09.1926     entered RN
01.09.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Atlantic)
02.01.1930
-
(04.)1930
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.08.1930
-
(02.)1931
promotion course, Portsmouth
13.04.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Wessex (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
03.02.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Despatch (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
07.02.1936
-
(02.)1938
First Lieutenant, HMS Cockchafer (river gunboat) (China)
(06.1938)


no appointment listed
10.07.1938
-
29.05.1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Grafton (destroyer) (damaged by U-62 off Dunkirk and sunk by RN)
?
-
14.12.1940
French Ship Branlebas (torpedo boat) (lost during a storm 25 miles south-south-west off Eddystone)
McWilliam,
Henry Hastings
H.C.J. McRae
Married (09.11.1929, Malta) Joan Frances Lennox Morgan Singer, daughter of Adm. Morgan Singer.

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23.05.1894
Newton Abbot, Devon
-
(12?).1957
New Forest district, Hampshire
Midsh.
?
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.05.1916
Lt.Cdr.
15.05.1924
Cdr.
31.12.1929
Capt.
31.12.1937 (retd < 07.1948)
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche
15.05.1907
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
1929


HMS Queen Elizabeth
...
-
...
...
10.10.1933
-
31.12.1937
Naval Air Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.01.1938
-
(08.1939)
Director of Air Personnel, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
07.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS President (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)
15.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ceres (cruiser)
27.05.1942
-
09.09.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Hunter (escort carrier)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
15.01.1947
-
(07.)1948
Naval Air Warfare Division, Admiralty
01.12.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
Mead,
Hilary Poland
H.C.J. McRae
Married Gweneth Atkinson, one of 8 children of Frederick Atkinson, also of Blackheath, London; ... children (son Lt. Frederick Nicholas Mead, DSC and Bar, RNVR)

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12.12.1887
Camberwell district, Surrey
-
30.11.1961
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
30.07.1907
Lt.
30.07.1909
Lt.Cdr.
30.07.1917 (retd 22.06.1929; own request)
Cdr. (retd)
22.06.1929 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
15.01.1903
 
 
entered RN
15.05.1904
-
15.07.1907
HMS Prince George, HMS Majestic, HMS Caesar, HMS New Zealand & HMS Jupiter
...
-
...
...
05.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (for charge of Hong Kong Wireless Telegraphy Station)
(05.1926)
 
 
no appointment listed
22.12.1926 - (04.)1928 HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier; CRMS Depot Ship, Sheerness) (for duty with Central Reserve Minesweepers)
01.04.1928
-
(06.1928)
HMS Malcolm (flotilla leader) (Reserve Fleet, Nore) (for Central Reserve of Minesweepers)
23.08.1939
-
(08.)1942
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (in charge of signal school)
06.09.1942
-
(01.)1945
HMS Cabbala (coding school, Lowton, Warrington, Lancashire)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Published: Trafalgar signals, etc. (1936); Sea flags : their general use (1938); Trinity House (1947)
Meade-Fetherstonhaugh,
the Hon. Sir Herbert
see: RNR officers' section  
Medd,
Peter Nesbitt

P.N. Medd
Son of Allan Nesbit Medd, and Jane Adele Vaughan Thomas, of Wonersh, Surrey.
(09?).1913
Epsom district, Surrey
-
19.08.1944
(KIA) [age 31]
[Arbroath Western Cemetery, Angus, compt. D, north border, grave 23]
Cadet 01.09.1930
Midsh. 01.05.1931
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1933
S.Lt. 01.01.1934
Lt. 01.08.1935
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1943
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 30.05.1944 escape from POW camp [presented to next-of-kin]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.09.1940 courage in recent engagements
06.09.1930 - (06.)1933 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
28.09.1933 - 08.04.1934 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
09.04.1934 - (11.)1934 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
17.11.1934 - (07.)1935 First Lieutenant, HMS Doon (fishery protection gunboat; trawler) (Irish Sea)
15.09.1935 - (08.)1936 pilot's course, No. 1 Flying Training School, Leuchars [attached to RAF]
10.1936 - (01.)1937 pilot, S/R Squadron 822 FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet)) [attached to RAF]
18.01.1937 - (04.)1939 pilot TSR Squadron 813 FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (Reserve Fleet, Devonport; then China) [attached to RAF]
(08.1939) - (04.1940) Fleet Air Arm
(04.1940) - 07.1940 pilot, HMS Warspite (battleship) (Norway, Mediterranean) *
[shot down in his reconnaissance aircraft off Tobruk]
07.1940 - 1943 POW in Italian captivity (escaped)
05.01.1944 - 08.07.1944 Commanding Officer, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus), deck landing training at HMS Ravager (escort carrier) 01.1944 & HMS Khedive (escort carrier) 06.1944]
1944 - 19.08.1944 731 Squadron FAA [HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus)]
[Killed in action when Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.XIIA [BW855] flew into high ground in mist whilst ferrying from Sealand to RNAS East Haven.]
Published: The long walk home : an escape through Italy (1951; completed by Frank Simms; published posthumously)
Meeke,
William Gordon

W.G. Meeke
Son of ... Meeke, and ... Epps.
29.07.1914
Paddington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
03.12.1998
Midsh.
01.09.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1936
S.Lt.
05.04.1937, seniority 01.11.1935
Lt.
01.07.1937
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1945
Cdr.
31.12.1949
Capt.
30.06.1957 (retd 29.07.1966)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
13.11.1940
good services in recent patrols
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
20.11.1945
war patrols Far East 10.44-08.45
02.12.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.09.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
01.01.1936
-
30.08.1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
promotion course, Portsmouth
26.04.1937
-
(07.)1937
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
22.09.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Douglas (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
04.1938
-
(08.1939)
HMS Sealion (submarine) (1st Submarine Flotilla)
12.01.1940
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Sturgeon (submarine)
28.02.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
11.09.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, X-3 (midget submarine) [HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Port Bannatyne)]
1943
-
(06.)1943
submarine Commanding Officer's course [HMS Dolphin]
25.07.1943
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Una (submarine)
10.11.1943
-
(08.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Shalimar (submarine)
(04.1946)


HMAS Australia *
06.1948
-
(07.1948)
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
(05.1949)


HMS Tabard (submarine) *
02.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
12.05.1951
-
(05.1953)
HMS Terror (for miscellaneous duties)
07.1954
-
(04.)1955
Executive Officer, HMS Ocean (aircraft carrier)
24.10.1955
-
(01.1957)
Executive Officer, HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halfar, Malta)
(07.1961)


HMS President *
28.04.1962
-
(02.1963)
International Planning Team, Standing Group, NATO (Washington, DC)
07.01.1966
-
07.07.1966
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Mellis,
David Barclay Nairne
"Dan"

D.B.N. Mellis
D.B.N. Mellis
Elder son of the Rev. David Barclay Mellis Mellis (1885-1961), and Margaret "Maisie" Blaikie Mackenzie (1889-1970), of The Manse, Arngask, Perthshire.
Married (13.04.1940, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Anne Patricia Wingate Gay, daughter of Maj. W.S. Wingate Gray, MC, RA, and Mrs Wingate Gray, of Hampstead; two daughters, one son.

13.06.1915
-
28.09.2006
Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
[aged 91]
...
...
Lt.
01.04.1937
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1945
Cdr.
31.12.1951
Capt.
30.06.1958 (retd 03.08.1967)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
09.09.1941
HM's birthday 41 [investiture 14.04.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk 06.40
...
-
...
...
04.1940
-
(10.)1940
Navigating Officer, HMS Malcolm (destroyer) & for flotilla navigating duties
24.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich) (additional) (for navigating duties)
(1941?)


HMS Worcester (destroyer)
17.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
Navigating Officer, HMS Scylla (cruiser)
06.1942
-
(02.)1943
Navigating Officer, HMS Rotherham (destroyer)
18.05.1943
-
(08.)1943
RN Depot, Simonstown [HMS Afrikander] (for navigating duties)
09.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) (for navigating duties)
10.01.1944
-
(01)1945
Navigating Officer, HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
05.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
...
-
...
...
Published: Mostly from the bridge (2003; memoirs)
Mellor,
Bernulf Henry de Clegg
B.H. de C. Mellor
Son (with two brothers) of Percy Bernulf de Clegg Mellor, and Alice Webb.

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08.01.1906
Stourbridge district, Shropshire / Staffordshire / West Midlands / Worcestershire
-
28.08.1972
Westminster district, London
Cadet ?
Midsh. ?
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 30.04.1927
Lt. 30.09.1928
Lt.Cdr. 30.09.1936
Cdr. 30.06.1943 (retd 05.07.1950; medically unfit)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 27.08.1940 Dutch, Belgian & French coasts 05.40 [investiture 01.04.41]
15.09.1919     entered RN
... - ... ...
12.07.1937 - (03.)1940 HMS Wellington (sloop)
27.03.1940 - 25.05.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Venetia (destroyer) (wounded; DSC)
25.05.1940 - (10.1941) no appointment listed
18.11.1941 - (06.)1943 staff, RN College, Dartmouth (later Eaton, Chester) [HMS Britannia]
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
20.09.1943 - (06.)1944 Commander-in-Charge, Hove [HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)]
18.09.1944 - (07.1945) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Melville,
Henry

H. Melville

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14.03.1885
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
18.03.1952
Gnr.
26.06.1913?
Cd.Gnr.
26.06.1923
Lt.
07.09.1928 (retd 14.03.1935)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
07.09.1936 (reverted to retd < 07.1945)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
03.06.1930
HM's birthday 30
09.1913
 
 
commissioend RN
01.05.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Dragon (light cruiser)
(01.1925)


lent to New Zealand Division
05.1926
-
(07.1927)
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Wakakura (trawler) [lent to New Zealand Division]
04.12.1928
-
(08.1929)
First Lieutenant, HMS Boyne (fishery protection gunboat; trawler)
02.01.1930
-
(02.)1931
Commanding Officer, HMS St Cyrus (tug) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.07.1931
-
(01.)1932
HM Dockyard, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
15.04.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for Malta Rifle Range)
07.09.1939
-
(08.1942)
HMS St George (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man)
24.08.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hants.)
05.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
Executive Officer, HM Naval DQ, Preston [HMS Eaglet]
Menzies,
George Cunningham Paton

G.C.P. Menzies
Elder son of W.F. Menzies, MD (Edin.), FRCP, and Mrs Menzies, of Cheddleton, Staffordshire.
Married (13.04.1936, All Saints', Fulham, London) Constance Rosabel Grice-Hutchinson, only daughter of Lt.Col. C.B. Grice-Hutchinson, DSO, and Mrs Grice-Hutchinson, of Kempsey, Worcestershire.

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30.01.1900
Cheddleton district, Staffordshire
-
28.03.1968
Ipswich district, Suffolk
S.Lt.
15.09.1918
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
14.02.1921, seniority 15.12.1919
?, seniority 15.10.1919
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1927
Cdr.
31.12.1933
Capt.
31.12.1938 (retd 08.01.1948)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
11.1943?, still 07.1945
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings 09.43) [investiture 26.02.46]
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1943
Operation Husky (invasion of Sicily 07.43)
01.01.1916
 
 
entered RN
04.1923
-
(08.1923)
First Lieutenant, HMS L 15 (submarine)
(01.1925)


short course of instruction
28.07.1925
-
(05.926)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 34 (submarine) (3rd Submarine Flotilla)
09.10.1926
-
(06.1928)
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.1929
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS L 15 (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Ambrose]
01.04.1930
-
(04.)1930
HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (Atlantic Fleet) (for submarines)
15.05.1930
-
(01.)1932
Commanding Officer, HMS L 56 (submarine) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
08.01.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship) (for submarines & for instructional duties)
20.03.1933
-
(05.)1933
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
30.05.1933
-
(08.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Orpheus (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Medway]
(11.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
15.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
course at Staff College, Camberley [HMS President]
29.12.1936
-
31.01.1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Viscount (destroyer) (6th Submarine Flotilla) & and for duty with submarines
01.02.1937
-
12.02.1937
submarine Commanding Officers' qualifying course [HMS Dolphin]
12.02.1937
-
12.1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Regulus (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Medway] *
(02.1939)
-
(04.1939)
no appointment listed
11.07.1939
 
 
Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1939)
-
(09.1939)
no appointment listed **
23.09.1939
-
1940?
N.E.S., Admiralty [HMS President]
30.01.1940
-
02.1941
Senior Officer, 2nd Submarine Flotilla [HMS Forth (submarine base, Holy Loch)]
02.1941
-
12.1941
Senior Officer, 2nd Submarine Flotilla [HMS Alecto (submarine base, Halifax)]
15.01.1942
-
11.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Orion (cruiser)
11.1943
-
(01.)1945
Commodore 2nd Class, Freetown [HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
13.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
* possibly from 12.02.1937-15.04.1937 at HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (additional)
** possibly 30.08.1939 Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin]
Menzies,
Henry

H. Menzies
Married; ... children (one daughter?).

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10.11.1906
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
23.01.1981
Guildford, Surrey
Midsh.
15.09.1924
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1927
S.Lt.
16.09.1927
Lt.
16.01.1930
Lt.Cdr.
16.01.1938
Cdr.
30.06.1942
Capt.
31.12.1949 (retd 04.01.1955)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
01.01.1973
New Year 73: Professional Officer, Department of Trade and Industry
01.03.1919


for submarines
15.09.1924
-
(05.)1926
HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (China)
30.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.04.1928
-
(06.)1928
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
31.12.1928
 
 
Third Officer, HMS L 25 (submarine)
22.05.1929

(08.)1930
Third Officer, HMS L 71 (submarine)
18.12.1930
-
(02.)1931
First Lieutenant, HMS H 49 (submarine)
08.06.1931
-
1931
Third Officer, HMS Rover (submarine)
13.11.1931
-
(06.1933)
HMS Herald (surveying vessel) (China)
(01.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed *
05.04.1934
-
(02.)1936
HMS Flinders (surveying vessel) (for navigating duties, in lieu of a specialist)
30.03.1936
-
(08.)1938
HMS Challenger (surveying ship) (for navigating duties, in lieu of a specialist)
01.08.1938
-
(08.)1939
First Lieutenant, HMS Jason (minesweeper; for surveying service)
20.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Beaver (RN base, Humber)
14.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Challenger (surveying ship)
05.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore)
22.02.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for Hydrographic Liaison duties at Delhi)
(04.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
26.05.1944
-
(06.)1944
Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.02.1946
-
(10.1947)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sharpshooter (surveying vessel)
24.02.1948
-
(05.)1949
Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
25.07.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Owen (surveying ship)
07.01.1952
-
(07.1954)
Assistant Hydrographer (1) and Superintendent of Charts, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
* possibly at HMS Orpheus (submarine)
Merrington,
Albert John

A.J. Merrington (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 26669))
23.07.1900
Grouplott, Alton district, Hampshire
-
09.07.1970
St Marylebone district, London
Constructor Cdr. ?
A/Constructor Capt. 1944?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46 [investiture 20.05.47]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1942 New Year 42 [investiture 02.02.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
      Royal Corps of Naval Constructors
... - ... ...
(1944)     Senior Constructor Officer on staff of Eng.R.Adm. G. Morgan, Staff of Allied Naval Commander Expeditionary Force [HMS Odyssey] (despatches)
      HMS Royal Albert (CBE)
... - ... ...
Merryweather,
Henry

H. Merryweather (Photo courtesy of Mr Gerry Wright)

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26.06.1899
-
(03?).1972
Norwich district, Norfolk
Lt.
15.04.1921 (retd 26.09.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
15.04.1929
A/Cdr. (retd)
> 08.1943, < 10.1943
Cdr. (retd)
08.05.1946
07.09.1917     entered RN
... - ... ...
24.03.1939
-
(08.)1942
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
29.08.1942
-
(08.)1943
HMS Philoctetes (destroyer depot ship, Freetown)
(10.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
11.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Philoctetes (destroyer depot ship, Freetown)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
HMS Philoctetes (destroyer depot ship, Freetown) *
24.08.1944
-
(10.1944)
Executive Officer, HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
20.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
Executive Officer, HMS Cabbala (coding school, Lowton, Warrington, Lancashire)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Messenger,
Anthony Milles

A.M. Messenger

Second son of Paym.Cdr. Arthur William Bryant Messenger, RN (1879-1970), of Longfield, Bideford, Devon.
Married (19.04.1947, St Patrick's Church, Rome, Italy; marriage dissolved) Marisa Nikolassy [later Mrs P.H. Wenzel], only daughter of Col. Barone Guido Nikolassy, and Baronessa Maria Nikolassy Kuklich, of Rome, Italy.
19.12.1914
Devonport district, Devon
-
31.01.1997
Fulham district, London
Paym.Cadet 01.09.1932
A/Paym.S.Lt. 01.09.1935
Paym.S.Lt. 16.12.1935, seniority 01.07.1935
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 01.07.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 04.1944, < 06.1944
Lt.Cdr. (S) 07.02.1946, seniority 01.07.1945 (retd 01.03.1958)
... - ... ...
01.04.1938 - (08.)1940 for duty in Admiral's Office of R.Adm.|V.Adm. Commanding Aircraft Carriers [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
03.10.1940 - (04.)1942 HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship, Clyde/Iceland)
08.04.1942 - (10.)1943 HMS Challenger (survey ship)
11.1943 - 27.12.1943 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
28.12.1943 - (04.)1945 HMS Ironclad (RN base, Diego Suarez, Madagascar) [from early 1945 HMS Tana, for service at Diego Suarez]
12.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Warspite (battleship)
... - ... ...
Messinger,
William Ernest
Lt. W.E. Messinger, OBE, RN in the mid-1940s.                   Photo courtesy of Mr. N.R. Messinger Cdr. W.E. Messinger, OBE, RN in 1961.                               Photo courtesy of Mr. N.R. Messinger

Married Doris Padfield (1942); three sons, of whom two made it to Cdr. RNR (Nicholas R. & Philip A. Messinger).
31.05.1912
Upton-upon-Severn
-
15.03.1993
Buckhurst Hill, Essex
[St. Mary's Cemetery, Stapleford Tawney, Essex]
Sign.Boatsw.
15.09.1939
A/Lt.
18.04.1943
Lt.
03.04.1944, seniority 23.12.1940
Lt.Cdr.
23.12.1948
A/Cdr.
?
Cdr.
30.06.1952 (retd 31.05.1962)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1962
New Year 62
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1952
New Year 52
1928


joined RN as a Seaman Boy, HMS Ganges



HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
01.03.1940
-
(02.1941)
staff, Commander Force H [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
?
-
(08.1942)
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
?
-
(02.1943)
promotion course, Portsmouth
18.04.1943
-
(10.1943)
HMS Hilary
10.1943
-
(04.1944)
HMS Tyrian (destroyer)
04.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Farndale (destroyer)
20.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Inglis (frigate)
(04.1946)


HMS Halcyon (minesweeper) *
08.1946
-
(10.1947)
Commanding Officer, HMS Providence (minesweeper) **
02.11.1948
-
(1952)
RN barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
15.09.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Collingwood
(04.1955)


Manning Department, Admiralty
(01.1956)


HMS President
04.05.1959
-
(07.1961)
Seaman and General Naval Training Division, Training Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (07.1948) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Meyrick,
Michael Donston Capel
M.D.C. Meyrick (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21164))
Son of Adm. Sir Sidney Julius Meyrick, KCB, CB, and Judith Fullerton.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Peter Capel Meyrick, RN, and Capt. Timothy Capel Meyrick, RN.
Married (27.08.1938, Malta) Jocelyn Marian Murray Beadon, daughter of Col. Lancelot Richmond Beadon; ... children (one of them a post-war officer Lt.Cdr. Robin Capel Meyrick, RN, died 03.02.1971).

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14.05.1904
Sheppey, Kent
-
01.08.1979
Thurrock district, Essex
Midsh. 15.05.1922
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1924
S.Lt. 30.05.1925
Lt. 29.05.1927
Lt.Cdr. 29.05.1935
A/Cdr. ?
Cdr. 30.06.1940 (retd 14.05.1954)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 05.01.1944 sinking of Scharnhorst [investiture 10.10.1944]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 07.06.1951 HM's birthday 51
15.05.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
01.01.1925 - (01.1925) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
23.02.1926 - (05.)1926 HMS Winchester (destroyer) (Portsmouth) (temporarily)
03.12.1926 - (06.1928) HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
29.04.1929 - (08.1929) HMS Wakeful (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
28.02.1930 - (09.)1932 HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies)
11.1932 - (11.1934) HMS Frobisher (cruiser; cadet training cruiser)
(02.1935)     short course of instruction
06.1935 - (02.)1936 First Lieutenant, HMS Milford (patrol sloop) (Africa)
(08.1936) - (07.1937) no appointment listed
28.12.1937 - (04.)1940 Executive Officer, HMS Afridi (destroyer)
26.06.1940 - (08.1942) Commanding Officer, HMS Wivern (destroyer)
01.1943 - (08.)1943 Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.1943 - (12.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Wakeful (destroyer)
11.12.1943 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Savage (destroyer)
15.10.1944 - (04.1946) Staff Officer (Operations) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic [HMS Afrikander]
06.08.1947 - (07.1948) Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.08.1948 - (05.1953) HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
51     staff Flag Officer WG
Meyrick,
Peter Capel
P.C. Meyrick
Son of Adm. Sir Sidney Julius Meyrick, KCB, CB, and Judith Fullerton.
Brother of Cdr. Michael Donston Capel Meyrick, RN, and Capt. Timothy Capel Meyrick, RN.
Married (20.04.1933, Brompton Oratory) Mary Josephine Deedes, only daughter of Maj.Gen. & Mrs Charles Deedes, of Horsell, Surrey.

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28.09.1909
Westhampnett, Sussex
-
08.11.1942
Oran harbour
(KIA) [age 33]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 51, 1]
Cadet
01.01.1927
Midsh.
01.09.1927
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1930
S.Lt.
01.08.1930
Lt.
01.06.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1940
Mention in Despatches MID
18.05.1943
Oran harbour 08.11.42
Education: Twyford School, Winchester; RN College, Dartmouth (15.05.1923).
15.01.1927 - 14.08.1927 HMS Revenge (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.08.1927 - (08.1929) HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
02.01.1930 - (04.)1930 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.08.1930 - (02.)1931 promotion course, Portsmouth
13.04.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
31.08.1932 - 11.1934 HMS Wallace (flotilla leader, 5th Destroyer Flotilla) (Home Fleet)
11.1934 - (02.)1935 HMS Exmouth (flotilla leader, 5th Destroyer Flotilla) (Home Fleet)
01.05.1935 - (07.)1935 HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht) (Portsmouth)
29.09.1935 - (07.1937) HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
21.07.1937 - (02.)1941 HMS Orion (cruiser)
02.07.1941 - 08.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Walney (sloop) (sunk by gunfire, Oran harbour [killed in action])
Meyrick,
Sir Sidney Julius
S.J. Meyrick (Photo courtesy of Mr W.M. Kennedy)
Eldest son of Julius Meyrick (1841?-1919), and Alice Ann Meyrick (1849?-1904).
Married (11.09.1901, South Stoneham district, Hampshire) Judith Fullerton ((06?).1875 - 26.06.1963), eldest daughter Adm. Sir John Reginald Thomas Fullerton, GCVO, CB (1840-1918) and Ada Capell (?-1922); three sons:
Cdr. M. D.C. Meyrick, RN
,
Lt.Cdr. P.C. Meyrick, RN,
Capt. T.C. Meyrick, RN.

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28.03.1879
-
18.12.1973
Norton House, nr. Chicester, Sussex
Midsh. 1895?
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 04.10.1899
Lt. 04.10.1899
Lt.Cdr. 1913?, seniority 1907
A/Cdr. ?
Cdr. 31.12.1915
Capt. 30.06.1919
R.Adm. 13.02.1932
V.Adm. 02.01.1936
Adm. 01.01.1940 (retd 03.01.1941; medically unfit)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 09.06.1938 HM's birthday 38
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1934 New Year 34
Education: HMS Britannia.
1893     entered RN
02.1895     HMS Crescent
30.09.1901     HMS Excellent (to requalify in gunnery)
(1903)     Commanding Officer, HMS Havock (torpedo gun boat)
18.06.1904     HMS Wildfire (additional)
01.11.1906 - ? Commander Instructor, RNVR
01.1909     1st Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer, HMS Furious [based at HMS Vernon]
01.08.1911     1st Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer, HMS Crescent (for trooping trip to Colombo and back)
1914 - 1915 Lieutenant-Commander, HMS Erin
1916 - (01.)1919 Commander, HMS Resolution (Grand Fleet)
1919 - 06.1919 attached to the Second Sea Lord's Office, Admiralty [HMS President]
06.01.1920 - 1921 Flag Captain and Chief Staff Officer, HMS Courageous, Reserve Fleet
1921 - 1922 Captain (D), 6th Destroyer Flotilla
1922 - 1922 Flag Captain and Chief Staff Officer, HMS Revenge,
Atlantic Fleet
01.09.1922 - 01.01.1926 staff of RN War College, Greenwich
01.01.1926 - 01.07.1926 Assistant Director of Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.07.1926 - 01.07.1927 Director of Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.07.1927 - 14.12.1928 Commanding Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) & Flag Captain to Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet & Captain of the Fleet, Atlantic Fleet
02.01.1929 - 28.12.1931 Captain Royal Naval College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
01.06.1931 - 13.02.1932 also: Naval ADC to the King
15.01.1932 - 17.09.1934 Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty [HMS President]
24.09.1934 - (11.)1934 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
14.12.1934 - 14.12.1936 Rear-Admiral/Vice-Admiral Commanding Second Cruiser Squadron [HMS Orion (cruiser), later HMS Leander (cruiser)] (Home Fleet)
11.01.1937 - (02.)1937 senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
15.04.1937 - 03.04.1940 Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station [HMS Berwick (cruiser), later HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda)] [assumed command 26.05.1937]
Meyrick,
Timothy Capel
T.C. Meyrick
Son of Adm. Sir Sidney Julius Meyrick, KCB, CB, and Judith Fullerton.
Brother of Cdr. Michael Donston Capel Meyrick, RN, and Lt.Cdr. Peter Capel Meyrick, RN,
Married (02.10.1940, St Richard's Church, Slindon, Arundel) Suzette Cecilia "Sue" Arnhold, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles H. Arnhold, of Shanghai; one son, one daughter.
(12?).1916
Westhampnett district, Sussex
-
18.11.2009
[Aldingbourne ?]
Cadet 01.01.1934
Midsh. 01.09.1934
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1937
S.Lt. 01.10.1937
Lt. 16.04.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1947
A/Cdr. ?
Cdr. 30.06.1951 (retd 21.10.1966)
A/Capt. 14.05.1963?
Hon. Capt. 21.10.1966
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 11.06.1966 HM's birthday 66 [investiture 22.11.66]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 30.01.1945 Operation Counterblast (attack on enemy convoy, South Norway12-13.11.44)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.01.1934 - 31.08.1934 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.09.1934 - (10.)1936 HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
31.12.1936 - 04.04.1937 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.04.1937 - (07.)1937 promotion course, Portsmouth
16.11.1937 - (08.)1939 HMS Birmingham (cruiser) (China)
16.09.1939 - (02.1941) HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
12.01.1942 - (08.)1942 qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
01.09.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
30.04.1943 - (06.)1944 Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Anson (battleship)
25.08.1944 - (04.1946) Gunnery Officer, HMS Bellona (cruiser)
07.1948 - (07.1948) Gunnery Officer, HMS Cossack (destroyer)
04.04.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(05.1953)     HMS Vanguard (battleship) *
07.12.1953 - (07.1954) Commander (G), HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
31.03.1955 - (01.)1956 Commanding Officer, HMS Morecambe Bay (anti-aircraft frigate)
26.11.1956 - (01.1957) Executive Officer, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(01.1959)     no appointment listed
(07.1961)     HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) *
08.08.1961 - (02.)1963 on the staff of the Commodore, Naval Drafting [HMS President]
14.05.1963 - (02.1964) Commanding Officer, HMS Bellerophon & as Senior Officer Reserve Ships, Portsmouth Division
(1966)     staff, Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
* indexed, but not listed as such
 
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