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1939-1945

 

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Oak, R.G.A.
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xley, C.B.


 
R.G.A. Oak  to  C.B. Oxley
Oak,
Robert George Allen

R.G.A. Oak
(06?).1911
Hambledon district, Surrey / Sussex
-
17.01.1966
Havant, Gosport district, Hampshire
Gnr.
01.01.1940
A/Cd.Gnr.
18.06.1945
Lt.Cdr. (SD)
29.11.1951 (retd)
...
-
...
...
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Ajax
...
-
...
...
Oakford,
Aubrey McGregor

A.M. Oakford

Son of James Oakford.
11.03.1908
Westbury on Trym, Bristol district, Avon / Gloucestershire
-
06.06.1988

Chichester district, Sussex
A/Wt. Writer Offr.
22.03.1945
Supply Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1957 (retd)

BEM

...
-
...
...
?
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed
...
-
...
...
Oakley,
John

J. Oakley
?
-
T/Wt. Shipwr.
01.05.1941
...
-
...
...
?
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed
...
-
...
...
Oakley,
John Philip Holroyde

J.P.H. Oakley

Only child of Dr Philip Douglas Oakley, CBE, MRCS, LRCP, DTM (1883-1958) *, and Beatrice Hilda Josephine Kirk (1887-1972), of Walton-on-Thames.
Married 1st ((12?).1939, Surrey North Western district) Elisabeth Langley Kemp (29.12.1916-12.1988), daughter of the late Thomas Langley Kemp, of Wallington, and Mrs Robert M. Thomson, of Walton-on-Thames; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
Married 2nd ...

* Medical Transport Officer and Medical Officer in Charge, Casualty Evacuation Trains, Emergency Medical Service, Ministry of Health, 1939-1946.
05.12.1917
Chelsea district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
11.2003

Horsham district, Sussex
Cadet 01.09.1935
Midsh. 01.09.1936
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1938
S.Lt. 1939, seniority 01.07.1938
Lt. 01.01.1940
Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1948
Cdr. 31.12.1951 (General List) (retd 13.04.1959)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 21.07.1942 attack 3 Italian cruisers 29.11.41; supply ship sunk [investiture 01.12.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 17.08.1945 war patrols Far East 01-05.45 [decoration posted]
01.09.1935 - 31.08.1936 special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.09.1936 - (02.)1937 HMS Neptune (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
10.04.1937 - (08.)1938 HMS Newcastle (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
05.09.1938 - (04.)1939 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
02.06.1939 - (09.1939) HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Home Fleet)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
20.04.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (for miscellaneous services)
10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Cachalot (minelaying submarine)
24.09.1941 - (12.1941) First Lieutenant, HMS P 31 (submarine) (DSC)
08.06.1942 - (08.)1942 submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
24.08.1942 - 10.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS H 34 (submarine)
11.11.1942 - (02.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS P 214 (submarine)
23.03.1943 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Otway (submarine)
03.06.1943 - 03.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Sea Nymph (submarine)
03.1944 - 28.07.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Rorqual (submarine) (Bar to DSC)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
04.12.1947 - (05.1949) Commanding Officer, HMS Andrew (submarine)
01.02.1950 - (05.1950) HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Gosport, Hampshire)
23.01.1952 - (05.1953) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
(07.1954)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
(04.1955) - (01.1957) HMS Stalker *
25.03.1957 - (01.)1959 Staff Officer (Operations) on staff of Eastern Atlantic Command, NATO
* indexed, but not listed as such
Oakley,
Willis Inglis

W.I. Oakley
?
-

died between 08.1989 and 08.1998 ??
T/Wt. Air Offir. (AG) = T/A/Sen.Cd.Air Offr. (AG)
16.11.1940 (retd)
...
-
...
...
?
-
(07.1945)
HMS Condor
...
-
...
...
Oakshott,
Alfred

A. Oakshott
?
-

died between 08.1989 and 08.1998 ??

T/Wt. Supply Offr.
06.03.1942 (retd)
...
-
...
...
?
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed
...
-
...
...
Oates,
Donald

D. Oates
?
-
T/Schoolm.
15.12.1942
...
-
...
...
?
-
(07.1945)
HMS Collingwood
...
-
...
...
Oatley,
Eric Stanley

E.S. Oatley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Bunker)

Married ((09?).1923, Plymouth, Devon) Poppy Rosa H. Cann (18.11.1899 - 10.1996), daughter of William James Cann (1867-1930), and Laura Bunker (1867-1942); one daughter.
Brother-in-law of Maj. Cyril William Roy Cann, Royal Artillery, and F/Lt. Gilbert Howard Cann, RAF.

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06.04.1899
East Farleigh, Maidstone district, Kent
-
09.03.1985

Salisbury district, Wiltshire
Midsh. 01.09.1917
S.Lt. 15.01.1919
Lt. 15.04.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1928 (retd 16.01.1943; medically unfit)
Cdr. (retd) 16.01.1943 (reverted to retd > 04.1946)
15.02.1917     entered RN
... - ... ...
24.06.1939 - (06.)1941 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for Instructional Department)
21.07.1941 - 16.01.1943 Torpedo Officer on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Greenock [HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
09.07.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for book production department)
Obbard,
Edward Owen
E.O. Obbard

Married (1943) Lady Elizabeth Knott.
(09?).1901
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
10.03.1951
A/Lt.
15.04.1923
Lt.
03.10.1923, seniority 15.04.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1931 (retd 19.08.1946)
A/Cdr.
13.02.1940
Cdr. (retd)
19.08.1946
George Medal GM
27.12.1940
mine disposal [investiture 27.05.41]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
24.04.1940
mine disposal [investiture 07.05.40] *

* For his part in an expedition to salvage a German magnetic mine from oyster beds at Whitstable, Kent in February 1940.

15.04.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Revenge (battleship)
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
03.01.1925
-
(05.)1926
HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
30.12.1926
-
(07.)1927
qualifying for torpedo duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Vernon]
17.08.1927
-
(06.1928)
qualifying for torpedo duties, HMS Vernon
12.04.1929
-
(08.)1929
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
29.10.1929
-
(01.)1932
Torpdeo Officer, HMS Stuart (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
07.06.1932
-
(01.)1934
Torpedo School, Portsmouth [HMS Vernon]
19.07.1934
-
(02.)1936
Torpedo Officer, HMS Cairo (cruiser) & as Squadron Torpedo Officer, Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas (Home Fleet)
15.12.1936
-
(08.)1938
Torpedo Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
25.08.1938
-
(04.)1939
Instructional Department, Torpedo School, Portsmouth [HMS Vernon]
04.07.1939
-
30.07.1939
Torpedo Officer, HMS Caledon (cruiser)
31.07.1939
-
(09.1939)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport) (& for Squadron duties, Reserve Fleet Destroyer Flotillas)
13.02.1940
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, Torpedo School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
01.10.1944
-
(04.)1946
in charge of Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Torpedoes and Mining; redesignated 01.02.1946: Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Department of the Director of Underwater Weapons
1950 Jurat, Jersey.
O'Brien,
Philip Dennis
P.D. O'Brien (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 25957))

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14.03.1906
Cardiff, Glamorgan
-
24.05.1981
Weymouth district, Dorset
Seaman ? [J103730]
A/Gnr. 01.01.1936
Lt. 15.05.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. 24.07.1944?
Lt.Cdr. 15.05.1945
Cdr. 31.12.1947 (retd 14.03.1956)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 31.05.1956 HM's birthday 56 [investiture 23.10.1956]
... - ... ...
24.07.1944 - (10.1944) Commanding Officer, HMS Foudrayant (training ship, together with former HMS Implacable)
... - ... ...
O'Conor,
Rory Chambers
R.C. O'Connor (Source: http://www.hmsneptune.com/rollentry.php?id=3)

Son of Sir John O'Conor, KBE, MA, MD, BCh (1863-1927), and Grace Beatrice Richmond Oxley, of Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.

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23.09.1898
Buenos Aires, Argentina
-
23.12.1941
(KIA) [age 42]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 44, column 2]
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
31.08.1919
25.10.1920, seniority 15.04.1919
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1927
Cdr.
31.12.1931
Capt.
30.06.1936
Education: Imperial Defence College
08.1914
 
 
entered RN
06.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Excellent (trawler) (Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
14.06.1924
-
(01.)1925
Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
05.08.1925
-
(02.)1927
Gunnery Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
24.11.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
10.06.1929
-
(08.)1930
Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
13.10.1930
-
(06.)1933
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
30.08.1933
-
(02.1936)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
12.01.1937
-
(07.)1937
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College
29.12.1937
-
(09.1939)
an Assistant Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
(04.1940)


Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President] **
04.05.1940
-
19.12.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Neptune (cruiser) (sunk by mines in Libyan waters)
* (04.1940) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such

Published
: Running a big ship on 'ten commandments' (1937)
Oddie,
Eric Roland John
E.R.J. Oddie
10.04.1903
Dummurry, Northern Ireland
-
died between 08.1977 and 08.1983
Lt.
1928/29?, seniority 30.01.1926
Lt.Cdr.
30.01.1934
Cdr.
30.06.1940 (retd 01.08.1947; own request)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
28.06.1940
submarine actions against the enemy [investiture 03.09.40]
17.07.1929
-
(08.)1930
HMS Thruster (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland) [tender to HMS Heather]
14.08.1930
-
(01.)1932
First Lieutenant, HMS Olympus (submarine) (3rd Submarine Flotilla) (China) [tender to HMS Medway]
(09.1932)
 
 
no appointment listed
21.04.1933
-
(06.)1933
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship, Gosport) (for submarines) [earned aviators' certificate # 11098 from Hampshire Aeroplane Club 16.05.1933]
12.08.1933
-
27.08.1934
Commanding Officer, HMS H 49 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Titania]
23.10.1934
-
(02.)1937
HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
12.05.1937
-
15.06.1937
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time)
15.06.1937
-
03.07.1937
submarine Commanding Officer's requalifying course [HMS Dolphin]
03.07.1937
-
28.07.1937
HMS Oberon (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
28.07.1937
-
18.07.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Undine (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Dolphin] (until commissioning 23.04.1938 also for duty with Admiral Superintendent of Contract-built Ships & for duty with submarines)
18.07.1939
-
26.02.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Narwhal (submarine) [tender to HMS Forth, from 13.11.1939 to HMS Dolphin]
27.02.1940
-
15.08.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Triad (submarine) [tender to HMS Forth]
16.08.1940
-
12.09.1940
HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
12.09.1940
-
13.08.1941
Executive Officer, HMS Titania (submarine depot ship)
13.08.1941
-
01.10.1942
HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (for duty with Class 1 submarines)
01.10.1942
-
04.04.1943
Senior Officer, Submarines [HMS Elfin (submarine depot ship)]
04.04.1943
-
06.09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Ambrose II (submarine base, Lerwick) (and for duty with submarines)
06.09.1943
-
13.09.1943
Admiralty [HMS President]
13.09.1943
-
23.10.1943
Executive Officer, HMS Charybdis (cruiser) (torpedoed and sunk by German torpedo boats off North France)



HMS Nabthorpe (mobile naval air base III, Schofields, NSW)
18.12.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
26.02.1946
-
(04.)1947
Commanding Officer, HMS Queensferry (Reserve Fleet Forth Area parent ship, Rosyth)
1948 owner/skipper of the fishing boat Rain Goose (at Newry).
O'Dell *,
Harry Lloyd
H.L. O'Dell  
* officially Odell, but in naval records registered as O'Dell.
Married Vera ...; one daughter.
Lived at Gosport, Hampshire.
16.01.1910
Medway dsitrict, Kent
-
T/A/Wt.Eng.
26.02.1945
T/Wt.Eng. = T/Cd.Eng.
1946?, seniority 26.02.1945
T/Sen.Cd.Eng. = T/Eng.Lt.
01.04.1952 (reld c. 1957)



went to China before the war



served Mediterranean
17.04.1945
-
(04.)1946
HMS Seneschal (submarine)
14.10.1946
-
03.10.1947
Torpedo Officer on staff of Commodore Submarines [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)] 
04.10.1947
-
(05.1949)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for miscellaneous duties)
20.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Sea Eagle (joint anti-submarine school)
06.05.1952
-
(05.)1953
HMS Trespasser (submarine)
11.09.1953
-
(04.1955)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
(01.1956)
-
(01.1957)
HMS Perseus (aircraft maintenance ship) *
Emigrated to Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Odell,
Percy James Marriott
P.J.M. Odell  

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12.11.1900
Leytonstone, West Ham district, Essex
-
died between 08.1989 and 08.1991 ?
Seaman
? [J52339]
A/Gnr. (T)
01.01.1933
Gnr. (T)
1934?, seniority 01.01.1933
Cd.Gnr. (T)
01.04.1941
Lt.
14.05.1946
Lt.Cdr.
14.05.1954 (retd 12.11.1950)
27.04.1933
-
(06.)1933
HMS Adventure (minelayer) (Home Fleet)
18.10.1933
-
(02.1936)
HMS Bulldog (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(01.1937)
-
(08.1938)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) *
15.12.1938
-
(04.)1940
HMS Vulcan (trawler; motor torpedo boat tender) (Mediterranean)
01.07.1940
-
(08.)1942
Y Company RM Aux.Bd., HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
18.11.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Anson (battleship)
07.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Vanguard (battlecruiser)
15.12.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Tyne
(05.1949)
 
 
HMS Tyne *
(05.1950)
 
 
HMS Woolwich *
* indexed, but not listed as such
O'Donnell,
George Eric Maxia
G.E.M. O'Donnell (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Sayer)
Married ((03?).1919, Kensington, London) ... Turner.

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31.08.1893
Bombay, India
-
18.01.1953
[ashes scattered from HMS Bermuda in the English Channel, approaching Plymouth Sound]
Midsh.
15.05.1911
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1913
S.Lt.
15.04.1914
Lt.
15.07.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.07.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1929
Capt.
31.12.1936 (retd 02.01.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
02.12.1938
gallantry during a bombing attack on British shipping at Wuhu on 05.12.37 when he was wounded *
Mention in Despatches MID
30.01.1945
for leadership and skill in damage control (FltgOkClps?) 08.44
Distinguished Service Medal (Navy) (US) DSM
06.07.1938
USS Panay incident ** [permission from HM the King to accept the award 11.10.1938] 
Coronation Medal (12.05.1937)

* This Officer was present in HMS Ladybird during a bombing attack on British shipping at Wuhu on the 5th December, 1937. Though painfully wounded in the right hand [#] he placed himself under the orders of the Commanding Officer when the helmsman of HMS Ladybird was hit, and took the wheel himself. Shortly afterwards, and with no regard for his own safety or his injury, he landed among hostile soldiery and proceeded to the shore Headquarters to protest, and was in time to prevent more than one round being fired at H.M.S. Bee.
** In recognition of his initiative and courageous action in proceeding immediately with unselfish disregard of his own safety to render assistance in recovering the survivors of the United States Ship Panay in the face of threatened force and armed opposition.

[#] 'Certificate for Wounds and Hurt' (01.03.1938). The citation states that Captain O'Donnell 'belonging to HMS Bee, being then actually upon HMS Ladybird while that ship was under fire by artillery ashore was Wounded on 12th December by being struck in the right hand by a piece of shrapnel sustaing a comminated fracture of the base of the prenimal? phalanx of the little finger'
Countersigned by H T Armstrong Commander , H D Barlow Lt Cdr and the acting Admiralty Surgeon.

Education: RN College (The Royal Life Saving Certificate; 07.1910)
15.05.1906
 
 
entered RN
(09.1913)


HMS Vanguard (battleship)
(04.1917)


HMS New Zealand (battlecruiser)
['Hurt Certificate' on the 18th April 1917 having
sustained a fractured leg whilst playing football on the 16th April]
21.10.1918
-
(01.1919)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Southampton (light cruiser)
(08.1923)


no appointment listed
01.11.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Ganges (Shotley training establishment)
01.01.1926
-
(05.1926)
HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
05.01.1927
-
(06.1928)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
29.08.1929
-
(02.)1931
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.11.1931
-
(06.)1933
Executive Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
22.11.1933
-
(11.1934)
Executive Officer, Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Drake]
08.01.1935
-
(01.)1937
Executive Officer, Submarine Flotilla [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship)] (for Fort Blockhouse)
(02.1937)
-
(07.1937)
no appointment listed [arrived 06.04.1937 at Southampton from Batavia on passage aboard "Jan Pieterszoon Coen"]
30.07.1937
-
04.1938
Flag Captain, HMS Bee & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral and Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse [HMS Bee (river bunboat)]
[USS Panay incident, 12.1937]
13.04.1938
-
(08.)1938
Naval Liaison Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, China Station [HMS Cumberland (cruiser)]
(10.1938)


no appointment listed [arrived 09.09.1938 at London from Kobe, Japan on passage aboard "Rawalpindi"]
(02.1939)


no appointment listed
13.03.1939
-
(04.)1939
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
22.05.1939
-
18.06.1939
HMS President (additional; for duty in Naval Intelligence Division) [appointed 15.05.1939]
06.07.1939

-

(08.)1939

Naval Attaché, Athens (to Greece, Turkey & Yugoslavia)
26.08.1939
-
(12.1941)
Naval Attaché, Ankara (to Turkey)
02.1942
-
07.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Enterprise (cruiser)
22.07.1943
-
15.10.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Malaya (battleship)
15.10.1943
-
04.04.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Valiant (battleship)
30.04.1945
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, Damage Control School [HMS President]
07.1945?
-
02.01.1946
also: Naval ADC to the King
O'Driscoll,
John Christopher
J.H. O'Neill
Married ((03?).1940, Plymouth district, Devon) Mary H. Sloane; ... children (one daughter?).
(09?).1902 ?
Dingle district, Ireland ?
-
05.05.1966
Plymouth district, Devon
CPO Wr. (1939) [M.38206]
A/Wt.Wr.Offr. 24.10.1942
Wt.Wr.Offr. 1943?, seniority 24.10.1942
Sen.Cd.Wr.Offr. 01.04.1949 (retd 01.05.1952)
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 23.061939 -
(1939)     HMS Wellington (escort vessel) (New Zealand)
      HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
21.12.1942 - (10.1944) HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (additional; for various services)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
21.06.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
29.10.1947 - (05.1949) HMS Sea Eagle (joint anti-submarine school, Londonderry)
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
18.01.1951 - (05.1951) HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
Ogilvy,
John Augustine
J.A. Ogilvy (Photo courtesy of Mr Alastair Lack)
Son of Gilbert Francis Molyneux Ogilvy (1868-1953), and Marjory Katharine Clive (1882-1961).
Married (31.01.1942) Margaret Vivienne Lyndell Gregg (24.07.1920 - 13.08.2001), daughter of Col. William Thornton Huband Gregg; one son, one daughter.
28.08.1915
Cupar Angus, Angus, Scotland
-
04.04.1993
East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland
Cadet
01.01.1933
Midsh.
01.09.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1936
S.Lt.
16.05.1936
Lt.
01.09.1937
Lt.Cdr.
01.09.1945 (retd 20.07.1959)
Mention in Despatches MID
25.08.1942
Murmansk convoys 03-05.42
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.01.1933
-
01.09.1933
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
02.09.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Home Fleet)
18.04.1934
-
(02).1935
HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (East Indies)
26.04.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS Orion (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1936
-
(02.)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]
07.08.1937
-
(09.1939)
HMS Severn (submarine) (Mediterranean)
16.03.1940
-
(05.1942)
HMS Volunteer (destroyer) *
22.09.1942
-
(06.)1943
HMS Campbell (destroyer)
26.07.1943
-
(12.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Leamington (destroyer)
22.12.1943
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Loring (frigate)
27.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Rattray, Aberdeenshire)
[earned aviators' certificate 07.01.1946 from No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, Panshanger, Hertfordshire]
01.10.1947
-
(05.)1949
HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
08.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Chameleon (minesweeper)
(05.1953)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) **
24.07.1953
-
(01.1957)
Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord's Office, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1959)
 
 
Directorate of Officer Appointments, Admiralty **
* (08.1942) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such
O'Leary,
Patrick Albert
"Pat"

nom de guerre of:
Guérisse, Albert-Marie Edmond
P.A. O'Leary

George Cross Database

05.04.1911
Brussels, Belgium
-
26.03.1989
Waterloo, Belgium
T/Lt.Cdr.
16.09.1940 (retd 1945?)
George Cross GC
05.11.1946
escape organization allied personnel [investiture 19.11.46]
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
(Hon.)
1979
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1942
secret operations [investiture 30.10.45]
Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1947
?
Medal of Freedom with golden plam (USA) MoF
1947
?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
1945
?
Officier Ordre Léopold, 1946, Grand Officier, 1970; Polish Croix de Guerre, 1944. Hereditary Nobility with personal title of Count granted by King of the Belgians, 1986
Education: Louvain; Brussels University
05.1940


-


06.1940


Medical Officer (Lieutenant), Belgian Army; after Belgian capitulation embarked at Dunkirk
09.1940


first officer of "Q" ship, HMS Fidelity *
04.1941


-


03.1943


engaged on secret work in France until arrest by Gestapo (chief of an escape
organisation)
1943

-

1945

after 2 years in Concentration Camps returned to England



after demobilisation from RN rejoined Belgian Army (1st Lancers)
1951


joined Belgian Volunteer Batallion as Chief of Medical Service in Korea

-

1970

Major-General in the Belgian Army; Director-General, Medical Service, Belgian Forces
* for the duration of the war indexed in the Navy List under HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
Oliphant,
Laurence Hugh

L.H. Oliphant
Son of R.Adm. Laurence Richard Oliphant (1877-1950), and Hon. Adelaide Daphne Hermione Willoughby (1883-1954), of Thonton-le-Dale.
Married (07.02.1953, St Michael's, Malton) Meriel Fynn (07.12.1919 - 03.2002), daughter of Mr Arthur Fynn and Mrs G.R. Fynn, of North Grimston, Yorkshire; two daughters.
04.04.1922
Kensington district, London
-
15.10.1998

Cadet
01.09.1940
Midsh.
01.01.1941
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1942
S.Lt.
1943, seniority 01.02.1942
Lt.
16.08.1943
Lt.Cdr.
16.08.1951
Cdr.
31.12.1959
Capt.
31.12.1968 (retd 31.03.1977)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
31.12.1976
New Year 77 [investiture 15.02.77]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
19.06.1945
patrols Far East 44-45 [decoration posted]
01.09.1940
 
 
direct entry cadet
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
HMS Manchester (cruiser) *
24.08.1942
-
(02.)1943
promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
1943
-
02.05.1943
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
03.05.1943
-
06.1945
First Lieutenant, HMS Tantalus (submarine)
06.1945
-
15.08.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Tantalus (submarine) (DSC)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.07.1948
-
(05.)1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Aurochs
12.12.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tiptoe
(05.1953)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1954)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1955)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1956)
-
(01.1957)
Admiralty [HMS President] *
28.04.1958
-
(01.1959)
First Lieutenant, HMS Trafalgar
28.03.1960
-
(07.1961)
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.05.1962
-
(02.1964)
Commander 4th Submarine Squadron, HM Submarine Base, Sydney, Australia [HMS Terror]
03.07.1967
-
(02.1968)
Executive Officer, RN Base Singapore [HMS Terror]
?
-
(02.1969)
HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore) *
05.1971
-
(08.1971)
Senior UK Polaris Representative in USA [HMS Saker]
(1976)


HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (CBE)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Olive,
John Roland

J.R. Olive (Photo coutesy of Mrs Frances Macneil) J.R. Olive (Photo coutesy of Mrs Frances Macneil)
Son (with one brother) of Eng.Capt. William Edgar Olive, RN (1879-1959), and Lilian Constance Briant (1880-1972).
Married ((12?).1937, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Sibyl Margrett Hambleton Buckmaster (02.01.1913 - 06.2005), younger daughter of Eng.Capt. Frederick Henry Buckmaster, RN (1883-1947), and Margaret Davies Murray (1878-1954), of Southsea; one daughter.

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31.01.1911
Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-

21.01.1940
(MPK) [age 28]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 37, column 1]
Cadet 01.05.1928
Midsh. 01.01.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1931
S.Lt. 01.09.1931
Lt. 01.09.1933
Education: Weymouth College (09.1919-...); RN College, Dartmouth.
15.09.1924     joined RN
01.05.1928 - (07.1928) HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
29.11.1928 - ? HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
20.03.1929 - (08.1929) HMS Malya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
04.01.1930 - (03.)1931 HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
30.04.1931 - (01.)1932 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1932 - (08.)1932 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
17.09.1932 - (06.1933) HMS Ardent (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(01.1934) - (03.1934) no appointment listed
05.04.1934 - (10.)1936 HMS Vega (desteroyer) (Mediterranean)
30.11.1936 - (07.)1937 qualifying for signal duties [HM Signal School, HMS Victory]
13.12.1937 - (06.)1938 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
10.06.1938 - (08.)1938 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for signal school)
23.08.1938 - (12.)1938 HMS Kempenfelt (flotilla leader, 4th Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet) (and for flotilla duties)
20.12.1938 - (05.)1939 Signals Officer, HMS Hardy (flotilla leader, 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean) (and for flotilla duties)
21.07.1939 - 21.01.1940 Signals Officer, HMS Exmouth (flotilla leader) [ship mined & sunk in North Sea]
Oliver,
[Sir] Geoffrey Nigel
G.N. Oliver (Photo courtesy of Mr J. van den Arend)
 

Elder son (of three children) of late Prof. Francis Wall Oliver (1864-1951), palaeobotanist & ecologist, and Mildred Alice (1875-1932), daughter of Charles Robert Thompson, surgeon.
Married (1933) Barbara, only daughter of late Sir Francis Adolphus Jones, KBE, CB; one son (and one son, one daughter deceased).

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22.01.1898
Chelsea, London
-
26.05.1980

Batts, Henfield, W Sussex
Cadet (Special Entry)
1915
Midsh.
1916
S.Lt.
15.09.1917
Lt.
15.10.1918
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1926
Cdr.
30.06.1932
Capt.
30.06.1937
Cdre. 2nd cl.
01.10.1942
Cdre. 1st cl.
02.1944
R.Adm.
05.07.1945
V.Adm.
03.02.1949
Adm.
15.05.1952 (retd 01.12.1955)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
01.01.1955
New Year 55 [investiture 08.02.55]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1951
New Year 51 [investiture 10.02.53]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche [investiture 21.11.44]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
25.11.1941
Operations Style & Substance [investiture 22.09.42]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.09.1943
N African campaign 10.42-05.43 [investiture 21.11.44]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 21.11.44]
Mention in Despatches MID
06.01.1942
Operation Halbert
Mention in Despatches MID
14.08.1945
relief of Greece
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
07.09.1943
N African campaign
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
10.10.1944
Salerno landings 09.09.43
Commander Grand Cross, Order of the Sword (Sweden) OSw
-
state visit king & queen of Sweden 28.06.54
Education: Durnford Preparatory School, Langton Maltravers, and Rugby School; Queens' College, Cambridge University (1920?; two terms, no degree)
01.02.1916


joined RN as a special entry cadet (Keyham College)
1916
-
1917
Midshipman and Sub­Lieutenant, HMS Dreadnought (battleship)
08.05.1917
-
1920
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) [saw no actual fighting in World War I]



HMS Resolution (battleship)
1920?
-
1921?
promotion courses (obtained first class certificates in all five subjects and won the Goodenough Medal for best results in gunnery examination)
1921?


06.1923
 -


-
1924
 

(08.1923)
specialised in gunnery & advanced course in gunnery (first in his class: Commander Egerton Prize)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (miscellaneous)
28.03.1924
-
(01.)1925

junior member, Experimental Department, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
05.08.1925
-
(02.)1927
Gunnery Officer, HMS Carlisle (light cruiser) (China Station)
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
14.01.1928
-
(08.1929)
second senior member, Experimental Department, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (and in command of trawler 'Excellent')
02.01.1930
-
(01.)1932
Gunnery Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
07.03.1932
-
(07.)1934
head [= Experimental Commander], Experimental Department, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
10.1934

-

12.1934

Commanding Officer, HMS Diana (destroyer) (1st Destroyer Flotilla, China)
12.1934
-
(02.)1936
Commanding Officer, HMS Veteran (destroyer) (1st Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean)
05.08.1936
-
(07.1937)
Executive Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
10.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
19.04.1938
-
23.05.1939
naval staff, Tactical Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
23.05.1939

-

(04.)1940

Deputy Director, Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
30.10.1940


-


16.06.1942


Commanding Officer, HMS Hermione (light cruiser) (Western Mediterranean, Malta, Madagascar, Eastern Mediterranean) (sunk south of Crete)
1942
-
1942
Naval Liaison Officer with the Nile Delta Army
01.10.1942

-

01.01.1943

HMS Cormorant (parent ship Gibraltar) (for flotilla duties)
[to organise and train the vast armada of small ships and craft which was assembling there for the invasion of Algeria]
01.01.1943

-

07.1943

Senior Officer Inshore Squadron, North Africa [HMS Cannae (RN base, Bone, Algeria)]
04.07.1943
07.1943
09.1943
-


(10.)1943


Commodore Force "N" [HMS Hannibal]
invasion of Sicily
British Assault Force Commander, Salerno [HMS Hilary]
late 1943
-
22.02.1944
Chairman of the 'Accuracy of Gunnery Committee' (produced final report)
02.1944

-

24.06.1944

Naval Commander, Force J, Assault Force, Normandy [HMS Hilary]
10.1944
-
02.1945
Commodore Commanding 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron [HMS Royalist] (clearing the Aegean of mines and obstructions and bringing relief to the starving people of Greece)
23.02.1945

-

(07.)1945

Commodore/Rear-Admiral Commanding 21st Aircraft Carrier Squadron [HMS Royalist] (Eastern Fleet)
early 1946
-
04.1946
President, Aircraft Maintenance Committee
04.1946

-

12.1946

Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations [= Admiral (Air)] [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
02.12.1946
-
(07.)1948
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff [HMS President]
09.1948
-
02.03.1950
President, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.1950
-
20.08.1952
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station [HMS Mauritius]
(05.1953)


no appointment listed
15.05.1953
-
(04.)1955
Commander-in-Chief, the Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
Bought a farm in Sussex and settled down to the country life.
Oliver,
Sir Henry Francis
H.F. Oliver

Uncle of R.Adm. R.D. Oliver.

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22.01.1865
Lochside, Kelso, Scotland
-
15.10.1965
[London ?]
Lt.
1888
Cdr.
1899
Capt.
30.06.1903
R.Adm.
08.12.1913
A/V.Adm.
05.11.1914
V.Adm.
01.01.1919
Adm.
01.11.1923
Adm. of the Fleet
21.01.1928 (retd 1933) (restored to active list 1940)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
1928
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1916
New Year 16
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
03.06.1913
HM's birthday
Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George KCMG
1918
?
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
11.08.1905
King Edward's visit to Portsmouth
Jubilee Medal, 1935; Coronation Medals, 1937 and 1953. American Distinguished Service Medal; Commander Legion of Honour; Orders of St Anne of Russia (06.1908), Swords of Sweden; Hon. LLD (Edin.), 1920



entered Navy, 15.07.1878; Captain of Navigation School Portsmouth, 1905-1907; Naval Assistant to First Sea Lord, 12.1908-12.1911; ADC to the King, 02.03.1913; Director of Intelligence, Admiralty War Staff, 01.11.1913-1914; Chief of Admiralty War Staff, 05.11.1914-1917; on Admiralty reorganisation in 1917 became a member of the Board and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff; Rear­Admiral Commanding First Battle Cruiser Squadron, 1918
1919


Vice-Admiral Commanding Home Fleet
1919
-
1920
Vice-Admiral Commanding Reserve Fleet
1920
-
1924
Second Sea Lord
1924
-
1927
Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
1939
-
1945
no active appointment listed
Oliver,
Henry Lewis

H.L. Oliver
18.06.1902
-
08.1989
Taunton Deane district, Somerset
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1922
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.09.1924
Lt.Cdr.
15.09.1932 (retd 18.06.1947)
A/Cdr.
04.05.1939 ?
Cdr. (retd)
18.06.1947
(08.1923)
 
 
short course of instruction
03.01.1924
-
(01.)1925
HMS Valentine (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
22.05.1925
-
(02.)1927
HMS Keppel (flotilla leader, 3rd Destroyer Flotilla) (China)
(07.1927)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1928)
 
 
no appointment listed
16.04.1928
-
(05.)1928
HMS Kent (cruiser)
15.05.1928
-
(08.)1930
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
15.11.1930
-
(05.)1933
Executive Officer, HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
(06.1933)
 
 
no appointment listed
19.07.1933
-
(08.)1934
Executive Officer, HMS Crescent (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
20.10.1934
-
(07.1935)
Commanding Officer, HMS Searcher (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
09.01.1936
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Beagle (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
18.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Tenedos (destroyer) (China)
04.1938
-
(06.)1938
Executive Officer, HMS Capetown (cruiser) (China)
10.07.1938
-
(04.)1939
Executive Officer, HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (China)
04.05.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)
09.12.1941
-
(02.)1943
Executive Officer, HMS Glendower (RN training establishment, Pwllheli, North Wales)
20.05.1943
-
(10.1944)
Executive Officer, HMS Atheling (escort carrier)
1944?
-
10.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Atheling (escort carier)
06.11.1945
-
(04.)1947
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Oliver,
Robert Don

R.D. Oliver
Son of Col. William James Oliver, CBE, and Margaret Christie Don.
Nephew of Adm. of the Fleet H.F. Oliver.
Married 1st (1928) Torfrida Lois Acantha Huddart (died 1961); no children.
Married 2nd (1965) Mrs M.J. Glendinning van der Velde.
Residence: (1901) Stirling, Stirlingshire, (1938) Whitley, Lancashire, (1950s) London, (1970s) Cardiff, Glamorgan.

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17.03.1895
Linton, Roxburghhire, Scotland
-
06.10.1980
Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Lt. 15.04.1916
Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1924
Cdr. 31.12.1929
Capt. 31.12.1935
R.Adm. 02.01.1945 (retd 26.09.1948)
V.Adm. (retd) 26.09.1948
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1948 New Year 48 [investiture 26.07.49]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42 [investiture 23.03.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 10.04.1918 ?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - & clasp
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 25.08.1942 Operation Ironclad
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37 - -
Swedish Medal Sw M - -
15.09.1912     entered RN
... - ... ...
      Battle of Falkland Islands 1914 & Gallipoli 1915
(1916?)     HMS Murray
(1918?)     HMS Telemachus
24.04.1931 - (09.1932) Squadron Gunnery Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron [HMS Hood (battlescruiser)] (Home Fleet)
24.04.1933 - (06.)1933 senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
07.09.1933 - (02.)1936 Executive Officer [from ....1935? Commanding Officer?], HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranen & Portsmouth)
08.08.1936 - (10.1938) Second Naval Member of the Naval Board, Navy Office, Wellington [HMNZS Achilles (cruiser) (additional)] [lent to RNZN]
23.01.1939 - (08.1939) Commanding Officer, HMS Iron Duke (gunnery training ship)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
23.10.1940 - 01.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
15.01.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
01.1944 - (04.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Swiftsure (cruiser)
(06.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
02.1945 - 1946 Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Weapons), Admiralty
15.04.1946 - (04.)1947 a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
10.09.1947 - (07.)1948 Flag Officer Commanding 5th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Sussex]
DL Roxburghshire, 1962.
Ollerhead,
John Gordon
J.G. Ollerhead

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29.07.1895
Williton district, Somerset
-
27.08.1958
Lt. 15.07.1917 (retd 01.09.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.07.1925 (reverted to retd c. 08.1945)
15.05.1908     entered RN
... - ... ...
25.01.1940 - (08?).1945 HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) (additional; as Assistant to Captain of Fleet for main duties at Simonstown & as drafting officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, South Africa)
Ollivant,
Martin Spencer

M.S. Ollivant (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy de la Bedoyère) M.S. Ollivant
M.S. Ollivant M.S. Ollivant
M.S. Ollivant
Son of Edward Ollivant (1882-1945), and Olive Caroline Powell (1881-1959).
Married; two sons, one daughter.
10.07.1922
Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
-
31.07.2001
Wallingford district, Oxfordshire
Cadet
01.01.1941
Midsh.
01.09.1941
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1943
S.Lt.
1943, seniortiy 01.08.1942
Lt.
16.09.1943
Lt.Cdr.
16.09.1951
Cdr.
31.12.1953
Capt.
31.12.1960 (retd 24.04.1970)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
23.12.1952
Korea (5th List) [investiture 07.07.53]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
19.06.1945
Operation Hotbed [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
03.10.1952
Korea (4th List)
01.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.1943
-
(08.)1943
HMS Melbreak (destroyer)
15.09.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Onslaught (destroyer)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
...
-
...
....
(1952)
 
 
Commanding Officer, HMS Cossack
...
-
...
...
06.06.1963
-
(02.1964)
Commanding Officer, HMS Protector
...
-
...
...
Olliver,
Alwyne Gervase

A.G. Olliver

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23.10.1893
Portsea Island, Hampshire
-

died between 08.1973 and 08.1977
Lt.
15.04.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1923 (retd 01.04.1931; own request)
Cdr. (retd)
23.10.1933 (reactivated 01.09.1939) (reverted to retd > 06.1944, < 07.1945)
A/Capt. (retd)
> 02.1941, < 08.1942
15.09.1906
 
 
entered RN
09.1922
-
(08.1923)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)
01.10.1924
-
(05.1926)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Danae (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
22.01.1927
-
(07.)1927
Gunnery Officer, HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
20.09.1927
-
(06.1928)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship)
(08.1929)
-
(02.1931)
no appointment listed
01.09.1939
-
(04.1940)
Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Sheffield Area
05.02.1941
-
(06.1944)
Assistant Director of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, Admiralty [HMS President]
Ommanney,
Lawrence Frederick Nelson

L.F.N. Ommanney (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)

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04.02.1891
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
22.02.1963
Lt. 15.08.1913
Lt.Cdr. 15.08.1921
Cdr. 31.12.1926 (retd 04.02.1941)
Capt. (retd) 04.02.1941
15.09.1903     entered RN
20.07.1922 - (08.1923) Commanding Officer, HMS Walker (torpedo-boat destroyer)
13.12.1924 - 11.12.1926 Commanding Officer, HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(02.1927)     no appointment listed
(07.1927)     no appointment listed
(04.1928) - (06.1928) no appointment listed
09.01.1929 - (02.)1931 Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.02.1931 - (01.)1932 Commandng Officer, HMS Serapis (destroyer) (China)
14.02.1932 - (01.)1933 Commanding Officer, HMS Witch (destroyer) (China)
(05.1933) - (06.1933) no appointment listed
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
19.03.1934 - (07.)1934 senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
28.07.1934 - (02.)1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Constance (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
25.02.1935 - (02.)1938 Admiralty Liaison Officer for Naval Reserve and Merchant Navy Duties, St Abb's to North Foreland (London) [HMS President]
02.03.1938 - (08.1942) Captain of the Dockyard and Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, HM Dockyard, Chatham [HMS Pembroke] *
(06.1943) - (01.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) **
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
30.10.1945 - (04.1946) Captain of the Dockyard and King's Harbour Master, Devonport, and as Deputy Superintendent [HMS Drake]
* (02.1943) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such
Ommanney-Davis,
Carew
"Bertie"

C. Ommanney-Davis (Photos: http://www.tai-mo-shan.co.uk) C. Ommanney-Davis (Photos: http://www.tai-mo-shan.co.uk)
C. Ommanney-Davis (Photos: http://www.tai-mo-shan.co.uk) C. Ommanney-Davis (Photos: http://www.tai-mo-shan.co.uk)
20.04.1905
St Pancras, Greater London
-
(09?).1974
Harlow district
Sg.Lt.
19.05.1930
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
19.05.1936 (retd 13.01.1937; own request)
A/Sg.Cdr. (retd)
< 08.1942 (reinstated on the active list 1945?)
Sg.Cdr.
03.09.1945, seniority 27.12.1944 (retd 14.10.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45
Education: LRCP&S
02.09.1930
-
(02.1931)
Assistant Medical Officer, HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
05.10.1931
-
(09.1932)
Medical Officer, HMS Bridgewater (sloop) (China)
(04.1933)


no appointment listed
05.1933
-
05.1934
on half-pay: together with four other officers commissioned, financed and had privately built the yacht Tai Mo Shan & sailed it from Hong Kong to the UK (Dartmouth) for a year (05.1933-05.1934)
11.06.1934
-
(08.)1934
Assistant Medical Officer, HMS Effingham (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
01.10.1934
-
(11.1934)
medical officers' post-graduate course [HMS President]
08.01.1935
-
13.01.1937
Naval Hospital, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
General Medical Practitioner, Boscastle & Tintagel
(04.1940)
-
(02.1941)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
?
-
(12.1941)
RN Sick Quarters, Bootle *
17.11.1941
-
(02.)1943
RN Auxiliary Hospital, Seaforth
30.03.1943
-
1945
HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
27.06.1945
-
(10.1947)
Naval Hospital, Haslar [HMS Victory]
18.03.1948
-
(05.1950)
Naval Hospital, Malta [HMS St Angelo]
24.07.1952
-
(07.1954)
HMS Victory (for Portsmouth Group RM)
21.01.1955
-
(01.)1956
HMS Collingwood (training establishment for radar and electrical ratings, Fareham, near Portsmouth)
12.07.1956
-
(01.1957)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth & for duty at RN Hospital, Haslar [HMS Victory]
* indexed, but not listed as such
O'Neill,
John Henry
J.H. O'Neill
?
-
T/Lt.
16.09.1940
16.09.1940
-
(04.1942)
HMS Lucifer (parent ship Swansea)
29.04.1942
-
01.01.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 105 (motor torpedo boat) (sunk by own fire after being adrift)
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Abercrombie (monitor)
(04.1946)


HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
O'Neill-Roe,
Richard John Owen
"Siano"
R.J.O. O'Neill-Roe (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian O'Neill Roe)
Son of Lt.Col. Charles Douglas Roe, DSO, OBE (1882-1960), Indian Army,  and Daisy Blanche Marion Mackenzie-Kennedy (1883-1951).
Brother of Capt. Robert Gordon Brabazon O'Neil Roe, OBE, RN.

Married ((06?).1939, Windsor district, Berkshire / Surrey) Nancy Letitia Whitaker Bovill (died 18.01.2011, aged 96), of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire; one son (Richard), one daughter. Nancy O'Neill-Roe remarried Alan Jenkins.
03.01.1918
Lahore, India
-
26.06.1942
(KIA) [age 24]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 3, panel 1]
RAF:  
(A) P/O (prob) 25.01.1937
RN:  
S.Lt. (A) 16.11.1937
Lt. (A) 16.11.1939
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
25.01.1937     commissioned, Royal Air Force [short service commission]
04.09.1937     226 (Bomber) Squadron RAF (Harwell)
18.07.1938     transferred from RAF to RN (Air Branch) 
18.07.1938 - (08.)1938 short course of instruction
24.08.1938 - (10.1938) 712 Flight FAA, HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
14.01.1939 - (04.)1939 Training Squadron FAA, RAF Station, Gosport [HMS Victory]
(05.1939)     Fleet Air Arm Pool, RAF Station, Worthy Down [HMS Victory]
(08.1939) - (09.1939) Fleet Air Arm
16.11.1939 - (02.)1941 pilot, 700 Squadron FAA [HMS Sussex  (cruiser), from 01.1941 HMS London (cruiser)]
01.11.1941
-
26.06.1942
pilot, 884 Squadron FAA [HMS Merlin (RN Air Station Donibristle, Fife)] *
* Killed over Strangford Loch, N Ireland, while doing running up trials before joining the HMS Illustrious. His body was never recovered. A fellow pilot collided with him, while the observer was also killed but the body was recovered off the coast of Scotland. More recently the wreckage of the plane (A Fairey ?) was discovered but the widow did not want it disturbed and it is now a designated war grave.
Onslow,
Richard Francis John
R.F.J. Onslow
Eldest son of the Revd. Matthew Richard Septimus Onslow, MA (1856-1932), Chaplain RN, and Fanny Harriet Onslow (née Green) (died 1940).
Married 1st (1920) Sylvia Rachel Green-Price (died 1933); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1939) Jessie Violet Betty Gillam (died 1993), of Tenbury, Worcestershire.

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29.03.1896
Woolston, Hampshire
-
09.04.1942
(KIA) [age 46]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 62, column 3]
...
...
Lt.
15.11.1917
Lt.Cdr.
15.11.1925
Cdr.
30.06.1931
Capt.
31.12.1937
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
29.07.1937
command of HM's Yacht
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
20.09.1918
Dover Patrol
Mention in Despatches MID
10.11.1942
loss of HMS Hermes by enemy air attack 04.42 [posthumously]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth (15.01.1909-...)
1914
-
1918
served European war: North Sea, Dover Patrol and Belgian Coast
1919


Caspian Naval Force
1920


Naval Mission to Persia
02.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Resolution (battleship)
(01.1925)
 
 
no appointment listed
24.02.1925
-
(05.)1926
staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
31.12.1926
-
(06.1928)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
03.07.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
31.01.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Dauntless (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
17.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies)
17.01.1933
-
(06.1933)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.01.1934
-
(07.)1935
Commander on staff of RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
02.1936
-
(02.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht)
(06.1938)
-
(08.1938)
no appointment listed
18.08.1938
-
22.04.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Coventry (cruiser & anti-aircraft ship)
07.05.1940
-
09.04.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) [ship sunk by Japanese aircraft south of Ceylon]
Onslow,
[Sir] Richard George

Eldest son of Major G.A. Onslow, and the late Mrs Onslow.
Married (1932) Kathleen Meriel Taylor, elder daughter of late E.C. Taylor, JP; two sons.

15.04.1904
Atcham, Montgomeryshire
-
16.12.1975
[Dorrington, Shrewsbury ?]
Midsh.
15.05.1922
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1924
Lt.
15.04.1926
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1934
Cdr.
31.12.1938
Capt.
31.12.1942
R.Adm.
08.07.1952
V.Adm.
01.12.1955
Adm.
31.01.1959 (retd 1960)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1958
New Year 58 [investiture 11.02.58]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
10.06.1954
HM's birthday [investiture 06.07.54]

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
30.06.1942
convoy QP12 & PQ16 05.42 [investiture 06.04.43]

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
10.11.1942
Operation Pedestal (Gibraltar-Malta convoy, 11-16.08.42 [investiture 06.04.43]

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
01.12.1942
North Russian convoy PQ18 09.42 [investiture 06.04.43]

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
31.10.1944
Operation Crimson (air strike & bombardment of Sabang 25.07.45) [investiture 12.03.46]
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1940
for good services when specially employed
Order of the Red Banner (USSR) RB
17.11.1942
Russian convoys 41-42 [order presented]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Sword (Sweden) OSw
1954
visit King & Queen to Sweden 28.07.54
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth; Staff College (1935); Imperial Defence College (1946)
1918


entered RN
15.05.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Warspite (battleship)
01.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
1926
- 1945 served in destroyers almost continuously:
20.03.1926
-
(05.)1928
HMS Witch (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(06.1928)
 
 
no appointment listed
11.09.1928
-
(08.1929)
HMS Caradoc (cruiser)
15.04.1930
-
(01.)1932
First Lieutenant, HMS Searcher (destroyer)
14.06.1932
-
(08.)1934
First Lieutenant, HMS Daring (destroyer)
(11.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
15.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
13.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for emergency destroyers)
31.12.1936
-
(02.)1937
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
14.06.1937
-
(10.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Gipsy (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(02.1939)
-
(04.1939)
no appointment listed
01.05.1939
-
(02.1941)
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.06.1941
-
13.12.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Ashanti (destroyer)
01.1943

11.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment) & for co-ordination of all anti-submarine training establishments
11.1943
-
(07.1945)
Captain (D), 4th Destroyer Flotilla & Commanding Officer, HMS Quilliam (destroyer)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
27.02.1947
-
(07.)1948
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Londonderry [HMS Sea Eagle]
08.11.1948
-
(05.1950)
Director of Tactical and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1951


HMS Devonshire
05.1952
-
(07.)1954
Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty [HMS President]
04.01.1955
-
(01.)1956
Flag Officer (Flotillas), Home Fleet [HMS Glasgow]
12.1956
-
(01.)1957
Flag Officer Commanding Reserve Fleet [HMS Vanguard]
25.02.1958
-
11.1960
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
1962 Deputy Lieutenant, Salop; Officer, Order of St. John, 01.1963.
Onyon,
Wilfrid Mowbray
W.M. Onyon
Son of Eng.Capt. William Onyon, MVO, RN.
1905
Cathcart district, Renfrewshire, Scotland
-
28.02.1958
Midsh.
15.05.1923
A/S.Lt. (E)
15.09.1925
S.Lt. (E)
30.04.1926
Lt. (E)
30.06.1928 (retd 27.01.1934)
Lt.Cdr. (E) (retd)
30.06.1936
A/Cdr. (E) (retd)
16.08.1940?
Cdr. (E) (retd)
? (reverted to retd > 05.1950, < 05.1953)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1944
HM's birthday [investiture 26.09.1945]
15.05.1923
-
(02.)1927
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
04.05.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Nelson (battleship)
18.02.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
06.1931
-
(05.)1933
HMS Durban (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
(06.1933)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
12.1936
-
(02.)1937
an Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President] (on probation)
08.03.1937
-
(07.)1937
Inspecting Torpedo Officer, RN Torpedo Factory, Greenock  under the Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President] (on probation)
24.08.1937
-
(04.)1940
Naval Ordnance Inspecting Officer [renamed: Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance], Peterborough Area [under Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty]
16.08.1940
-
(10.1944)
detached for special duties under the Chief of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.06.1945
-
(07.1948)
Inspecting Torpedo Officer [later renamed: Deputy Inspector of Naval Ordnance], Greenock Area (RN Torpedo Factory) under the Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1949)
-
(05.1950)
HMS President *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Oram,
Harry Percy Kendall
"Joe"
H.P.K. Oram
Married ((03?).1921, Peterborough ditrict) Kathleen Boltby; at least one son (Lt.Cdr. John Somerville Kendall Oram, RN).
Of Turk's Row, London.
(12?).1894
Barton Regis district, Gloucestershire
-
29.05.1986
South Newton, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Lt.
04.08.1917
Lt.Cdr.
04.08.1925
Cdr.
31.12.1930
Capt.
30.06.1936 (retd 1945)
1911


joined merchant navy
1913


joined RN
...
-
...
...
20.04.1933
-
(01.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Pigmy (special service vessel) (for reserve group of submariens) (Portsmouth)
08.02.1934
-
(02.)1936
Commanding Officer, HMS Bruce (flotilla leader, 4th Submarine Flotilla) (China)
31.08.1936
-
(02.)1938
Captain (S) 2nd Submarine Flotilla [HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship)] (Home Fleet)
15.02.1938
-
(04.)1939
Captain (S) 5th Flotilla [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot ship)] (for Fort Blockhouse)
1939
-
01.06.1939
observer, HMS Thetis (submarine) (sunk) (one of four survivors)
(08.1939)
-
(09.1939)
no appointment listed
23.08.1939
-
31.01.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Cairo (cruiser)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
06.05.1940
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Hawkins (cruiser)
03.03.1942
-
(08.)1942
Admiralty [HMS President]
04.09.1942
-
(10.1944)
Director Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Published: Ready for sea (1974); The rogue's yarn (1993)
Oram,
John Somerville Kendall
J.S.K. Oram
Son of Capt. Harry Percy Kendall Oram, RN, and Kathleen Boltby.
Married 1st (1948) Juliet Hermione Abbey (born 1925); one daughter.
Married 2nd Olivia; three daughters, one step-daughter.

10.03.1923
Southsea, Portsmouth , Hampshire
-
05.05.2008
[age 85]
Barford St Martin, Somerset
Midsh.
01.09.1940
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1942
S.Lt.
01.09.1942
Lt.
01.03.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.03.1952 (retd 01.07.1956; own request)
Mention in Despatches MID
10.07.1945
attack enemy convoy Norway 03.04.45
01.10.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS King George V (battleship)
01.11.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS King George V (battleship)
01.05.1942
-
(08.)1942
promotion course, Portsmouth
09.1942
-
(06.)1943
HMS Obedient (destroyer)
25.07.1943
-
(04.1945)
HMS Zealous (destroyer)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Catterick *
...
-
...
...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Orchard,
Richard William
H.D. Owen

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13.11.1889
Plymouth, Devon
-
09.08.1976
Devonshire
Seaman ? [M3107]
Wt.Eng. 01.09.1920
Cd.Eng. [regraded as Sen.Cd.Eng.] 01.09.1930 (retd 07.02.1935; own request)
... - ... ...
04.11.1924 - (03.)1926 HMS Broke (flotilla leader, 4th Destroyer Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
09.03.1926 - 1926? HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean) (temporarily)
(02.1927)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
(10.1940)     HMS Robin (boom defence depot ship, Hong Kong) *
27.11.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa)
12.03.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
O'Reilly,
Patrick Joseph
P.J. O'Reilly

?
-
Sg.Lt.
30.09.1938
1939, seniority 01.05.1938 (emgcy 30.09.1943)
Sg.Lt.Cdr. (emgcy)
01.05.1944 (reverted to emgcy 1945)
Edcuation: MB, BCh
01.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Cornwall (cruiser)
(12.)1941


HMS Cornwall (cruiser) *
10.02.1942
-
(10.)1943
RN Sick Quarters Grimsby
(12.1943)


no appointment listed
17.02.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)
(07.1945)


HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
O'Riordan,
Arthur Colin
A.C. O'Riordan (Photo courtesy of Mr Alastair O'Riordan) A.C. O'Riordan (Photo courtesy of Mr Alastair O'Riordan)
Son of Kevin Moran O'Riordan, OBE (1887-1977), Indian Police, and Constance Hilda Kirby (1885-1963), of Lymington, Hampshire.
Married (05.04.1950, North Queensferry Church) Ruth Mathewson (1924? - ), younger daughter of Mr & Mrs W. Galbraith Mathewson, of North Queensferry, Fife; three sons.
12.08.1921
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
14.09.2007
Adamson Hospital, Cupar (from Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland)
Cadet 01.01.1939
Midsh. 01.09.1939
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1941
S.Lt. 16.06.1941
Lt. 16.04.1942
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1950
Cdr. 30.06.1957 (retd 12.08.1971)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 01.01.1946 New Year 46 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 22.02.1944 attack U-boat Western Approaches 22.09.43
Mention in Despatches MID 20.06.1944 escort convoy JW57 & RA57
Edcuation: Taverham Hall School, Nofolk; RN College, Dartmouth (01.05.1935-20.12.1938; Grenville House; Cadet Captain & House Cadet Captain; Admiralty No. 1540; awarded King's Dirk & Eardley-Howard-Crockett Prize, 12.1938).
01.01.1939 - 03.08.1939 HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
04.08.1939 - (04.)1941 HMS Danae (cruiser) (South Atlantic & China)
05.05.1941 - (06.)1941 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(08.1941)     no appointment listed
09.09.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Malaya (battleship) (with Force H, Malta convoys)
05.12.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Keppel (destroyer) (convoys Atlantic, Gibraltar, West Africa, Russia)
28.03.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Volage (destroyer) (Home Fleet & Far East)
1946? - 1947 long signals course [HMS Mercury]
31.03.1947 - 1948 HMS Chequers (Mediterranean Fleet)
 01.03.1948 - 1951 Flag Lieutenant to Flag Officer Flying Training [HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle)] (Home Air Command)
11.01.1951 - 1952 staff, HMS Mercury (Signal School, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
26.01.1953 - (07.)1954 Fleet Communications Officer on staff of Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic [HMS Euryalus]]
03.01.1955 - (01.)1956 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.02.1956 - (01.)1957 on staff of Flag Officer (Flotillas), Mediterranean [HMS Manxman]
1957 - 1957 staff course, RN College, Greenwich
04.03.1958 - (01.)1959 Training Commander, HMS Mercury (Signal School, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
08.12.1959 - (01.)1960 Commanding Officer, HMS Temeraire (Upper Yardmen Training Establishment, Port Edgar)
1960 - 1960 Staff Officer Operations on staff of Flag Officer Second-in-Command Far East Station [HMS Albion, from 22.09.1960 HMS Bulwark, HMS Vampire, HMS Belfast]
03.07.1961 - (02.)1964 Signal Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1965 - 1967 Ministry of Defence, Defence Operations Centre
1968? - 1968? Woolwich (for 3 months; editor of fighting instructions)
24.04.1967 - 1971 Naval Liaison Officer for Merchant Navy, Southampton [HMS Victory] (and for Merchant Navy and Royal Naval Reserve Liaison Duties)
Orr Ewing,
David
D. Orr Ewing (Photo courtesy of Mr C.D. Orr Ewing)
Son of Charles Lindsay Orr Ewing (1860-1903), and Augusta Helen Elizabeth Boyle (1876-1967).
Married (15.03.1930, London) Mary Helen Stuart 'Molly' Noaks (1903-1994), daughter of the late Benjamin Noaks of Bloemfontein, South Africa; two sons.

Service record available

24.03.1900
Marylebone district, London
-
18.06.1964
Dunksey, Portpatrick district, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Midsh.
01.01.1916
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1918
S.Lt.
15.09.1918
Lt.
31.08.1920
14.02.1921, seniority 15.06.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1928
Cdr.
31.12.1933
Capt.
31.12.1940 (retd 07.01.1950)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
02.01.1946-14.12.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.05.1943
minelaying Mediterranean [investiture 18.04.44]
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal Hkn
26.08.1947
services to Norway
01.1913
-
01.01.1916
training establishment
01.01.1916
 
 
entered RN
01.01.1916
-
01.04.1918
HMS Princess Royal (battlecruiser)
01.04.1918
-
28.04.1918
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (additional; for torpedo boat destroyers gunnery course)
29.04.1918
-
11.05.1918
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for TCC in HMS Vernon]
11.05.1918
-
05.1919
HMS Murray (torpedo-boat destroyer) [based at HMS Attentive (RN base, Dover)]
15.05.1919
-
10.10.1919
HMS Whitshed (torpedo-boat destroyer) [based at HMS Woolwich (torpedo-boat destroyers depot ship)]
10.10.1919
-
20.03.1920
HMS President (Admiralty) (additional; for courses at Cambridge University)
26.04.1920
-
13.06.1920
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) (additional; for navigation course for rank of Lt.)
14.06.1920
-
31.10.1920
HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht)
01.11.1920
-
20.12.1920
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (additional; for gunnery course for rank of Lt.)
21.12.1920
-
31.12.1920
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for leave)
01.01.1921
-
26?.06.1921
HMS Dido (light cruiser)
09.06.1921
-
06.1921
HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for unemployed time)
06.1921
-
18.09.1922
HMS Raleigh (heavy cruiser) (additional; on commissioning)
19.09.1922
-
20.09.1922
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time)
21.09.1922
-
15.08.1923
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
17.08.1923
-
26.09.1923
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time)
27.09.1923
-
26.06.1925
long gunnery course, HMS Excellent (additional; to be lent to RN College, Greenwich) [10.07.1924 lent to HMS Hecla (special torpedo vessel) as additional for HMS Sarpedon (destroyer) as temporary for Reserve Fleet exercises]
27.06.1925
-
29.08.1926
HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (additional; for gunnery school)
30.08.1926
-
06.1927
2nd Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(07.1927)
 
 
no appointment listed
25.08.1927
-
17.09.1928
Gunnery Officer, HMS Birmingham (cruiser) (Africa)
18.09.1928
-
08.1929
Gunnery Officer, HMS Calcutta (cruiser) & as Fleet Gunnery Officer, Africa Station
21.12.1929
-
15.12.1930
Gunnery Officer, RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
13.01.1931
-
11.01.1932
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.01.1932
-
08.01.1934
Gunnery Officer, HMS Valiant (battleship) (Home Fleet)
08.02.1934
-
01.04.1934
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (additional)
02.04.1934
-
1936
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commodore in charge of Naval Establishments at Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
(02.1936)
 
 
no appointment listed
15.07.1936
-
29.01.1939
Executive Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Mediterranean)
(02.1939)
-
(04.1939)
no appointment listed
05.04.1939
-
17.01.1941
Executive Officer, RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
18.01.1941
-
05?.1941
Chief Staff Officer to Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron [HMS Hood (battlecruiser)]
His son writes: "I remember him saying that he left the Hood because there was not a proper job for him. I assume that he must have left the ship at Scapa Flow, just before she sailed on her last trip."
01.06.1941
-
19.08.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Diomede (light cruiser) (till 16.06.1941 additional)
19.08.1942
-
29.09.1942
HMS President (additional; for duty on staff of Naval Commander-in-Chief, Expeditionary Force)
10.10.1942
-
10.09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Abdiel (minelayer) (mined & sunk in Taranto harbour)
(10.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
08.12.1943
-
12.12.1945
Captain Gunnery (in charge of Gunnery School), Devonport [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
12.12.1945
-
01.01.1946
HMS Victory (addtional; for leave)
05.01.1946
-
14.12.1947
Commodore Superintendent, HM Dockyard Malta [HMS St Angelo] (from 02.01.1946 as additional)
15.12.1947
-
01.03.1948
HMS Victory I (additional; for passage, leave & whilst unemployed)
02.03.1948
-
18.03.1948
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; fon No. 19 Senior Course at School of Land/Air Warfare, Old Sarum)
19.03.1948
-
13.04.1948
HMS Victory I (additional; whilst unemployed)
14.04.1948
-
10.11.1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Anson (battleship) & as Flag Captain to Flag Officer Training Squadrons
10.11.1949
-
07.01.1950
HMS Victory I (additional; whilst unemployed)
Lieutenant [413365], Wigtownshire Contingent, Army Cadet Force, 01.11.1950-31.12.1955. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Wigtown, 09.01.1950. Laird of Portpatrick.
O'Sullivan,
Maurice John Alfred
H.D. Owen
14.11.1911
-
02.1985
Ringwood and Fordingbridge district, Hampshire
...
...
Lt.
01.04.1935
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1943
Cdr.
31.12.1949 (retd 13.09.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID
14.05.1946
POW
...
-
...
...
(08.1939)
-
(04.1940)
Fleet Air Arm
29.08.1940
-
02.02.1941
pilot, 810 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)] (Swordfish shot down & crew captured)
02.02.1941
-
1945
POW in German captivity
...
-
...
...
11.05.1954
-
(01.)1956
on staff of SLAW, RAF, Old Sarum & as Assistant Commandant (Navy), HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
[in that capacity also Commanding Officer, Mobile Naval Air Base (MONAB) 10 (RN Air Station, Henstridge, Dorset) ?]
18.06.1956
-
(01.1957)
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Ottaway,
Gilbert William
G.W. Ottaway
Married 1st ((06?).1924, Newbury district, Berkshire) Edith E. Read.
Married 2nd ((12?).1947, Portsmouth district, Hampshire) Emily New (née Courtney).

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11.11.1902
Reading, Bradfield district, Berkshire
-
20.02.1987
Bath district, Somerset
Seaman ? [J93049]
Gnr. 01.04.1931
Cd.Gnr. 01.10.1941 (retd 12.11.1946)
Lt. (retd) 12.11.1946
... - ... ...
27.09.1938 - (06.)1940 HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
(07.1940) - (10.1940) no appointment listed
13.11.1940 - (02.)1943 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
22.03.1943 - (06.)1943 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
28.06.1943 - 27.07.1944 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
28.07.1944 - (04.)1946 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for bookwriting duties)
Ouvry,
John Garnault Delahaize

J.G.D. Ouvry J.G.D. Ouvry
J.G.D. Ouvry J.G.D. Ouvry



Younger son of Rev. John Delahaize Ouvry (1862?-1948), honorary Chaplain to the Forces, and Mary Frances Henrietta Hill (1867-1945), of Sherborne, Dorset.
Married (18.08.1928, St Peter's Church, Melbourne) Lorna Evison (16.01.1908 - (06?).1978), daughter of Ernest Edward Evison, of Old Coulsdon, Surrey; four sons.

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19.09.1896
Lymington, Hampshire
-
19.02.1993
Sway, New Forest district, Hampshire
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.03.1917
Lt. 15.09.1918
16.06.1923, seniority 15.06.1918
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1926 (retd 19.09.1941)
Cdr. (retd) 19.09.1941 (reverted to retd 1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.12.1939 securing & stripping live enemy mines at Shoeburyness 24.11.39 [investiture 19.12.39]
Education: Bradfield College; RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
09.1909     entered RN
28.09.1921 - (04.1922) HMS Vernon (torpedo school ship) (additional; qualifying for torpedo duties)
01.06.1923 - (08.1923) HMS Vernon (torpedo school ship)
16.07.1924 - (05.)1926 Torpedo Officer, HMS Benbow (battleship) (Mediterranean)
03.08.1926 - (07.1927) HMS Defiance IV (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
26.03.1928 - 20.03.1930 Torpedo Officer, HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot) (and for charge of Torpedo School) [on loan to RAN]
(04.1930)     no appointment listed
23.07.1930 - (09.)1932 Torpedo Officer, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
08.11.1932 - (10.)1936 Torpedo School, Portsmouth [HMS Vernon]
05.12.1936 - 05.1937 HMS Terror II (RN base, Singapore)
07.05.1937 - (04.)1946 Mining Department, Torpedo School and Experimental Establishment, Portsmouth [HMS Vernon]
Justice of the Peace (JP), Hampshire, 1950.
Owen,
Charles Alexander Headon
C.A.H. Owen
Married (1950) Felicity Heygate; one son, one daughter.

14.11.1915
Brighton
-
02.05.2001
London
Cadet
01.01.1933
Midsh.
01.09.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1936
S.Lt.
01.10.1936
Lt.
16.09.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
16.09.1946 (retd 07.12.1947)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
18.05.1943
North Russian convoy (battle of the Barents Sea 31.12.42) [investiture 29.06.43]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.01.1933
-
09.08.1933
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
10.08.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
11.01.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Barham (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1936
-
30.08.1936
promotion course, RN College, Greewnich [HMS President]
31.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
promotion course, Portsmouth
(07.1937)
 
 
no appointment listed
15.08.1937
-
(04.)1940
Executive Officer, HMS Westcott (destroyer) (China & Home Fleet)
(10.1940)
 
 
HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton) *
1940?
-
1942?
training staff, RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] **
27.10.1942
-
(02.1943)
Executive Officer, HMS Obdurate (destroyer)
22.03.1943
-
(06.)1944
Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.08.1944
-
(10.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Burnham (destroyer)
18.11.1944
-
(01.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Wells (destroyer)
03.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Stevenstone (destroyer)
Education officer for United Steel in Workington. ,Ggovernment adviser to the Treasury and the Board of Trade on productivity. Had opened, in Reading, one of the first Wimpy hamburger bars in the country (1958). Founded one of the earliest firms of headhunters in Britain (EAL). Writer & journalist.
Published: No more heroes (1956); Independent Traveller (1966); Britons Abroad (968); The Maltese Islands (1969); Grand Days of Travel (1979); Just Across the Channel (1983); Plain yarns from the fleet (1997).
* indexed, but not listed as such
* (02.1941), (12.1941) & (08.1942) indexed as HMS Victory, but lost listed as such
Owen,
Hilary Dorsett
H.D. Owen

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25.08.1894
Plas­yn­Grove,
Ellesmere, Shropshire

-
18.04.1980
Midsh.
1912
Lt.
15.05.1916
Lt.Cdr.
15.05.1924
Cdr.
31.12.1930 (retd 25.08.1944)
A/Capt.
> 08.1939, < 08.1942
Capt. (retd)
25.08.1944
Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
01.01.1944
Naval Attaché Lisbon
Education: Belvedere, Brighton; RN Colleges Osborne and Dartmouth
15.05.1907
 
 
entered RN



served at sea in European War, and later commanded HMS Aphis in China and HMS Rochester on the Africa Station
...
-
...
...
08.10.1938
-
1944
Naval Attaché Lisbon
1944
-
1945
SHAEF
Owen,
Richard Arthur James
R.A.J. Owen
Son of late Captain Leonard E. Owen, OBE, JP.
Married (1941) Jean Sophia (née Bluett); one son, two daughters.

Lived at Fordingbridge, Hants.
26.08.1910
Gravesend district, Kent
-
10.10.1997
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Paym.Cadet
1927
Paym.Midsh.
01.09.1928
Paym.S.Lt.
01.06.1930
Paym.Lt.
01.06.1932
Paym.Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1940
?, seniority 01.12.1939
A/Paym.Cdr.
< 06.1943
Cdr. (S)
30.06.1945
A/Capt. (S)
?
Capt. (S)
30.06.1954
R.Adm.
07.07.1961 (retd 04.04.1964)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1963
HM's birthday 63
Education: Sevenoaks School
1927


joined RN
26.04.1928
-
(08.1929)
for duty in the office of the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
01.10.1929
-
(02.1931)
HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
26.05.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS London (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
19.07.1932
-
(09.1932)
Secretary to Captain (D), Reserve Fleet [HMS Malcolm (flotilla leader)] (Nore)
26.04.1933
-
(07.1935)
for duty in the office of the Commander-in-Chief, China Station [HMS Kent (cruiser)] *
20.05.1936
-
(02.1938)
HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
26.04.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Vindictive (cruiser; cadet training cruiser)
12.01.1939
-
(04.1939)
HMS Victory (for duty with Naval Air Stations)
24.05.1939
-
(04.1940)
Secretary of the Chief Staff Officer to the Rear-Admiral Naval Air Stations [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
01.11.1941
-
(10.1943)
HMS President V (accountant ratings training establishement, Highgate School, London)
(12.1943)


no appointment listed
19.01.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
08.02.1947
-
(07.1948)
Assistant Drafting Officer, RN Barracks Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(05.1950)


HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said) **
(05.1953)


HMS President ***
20.07.1953
-
(31.03.1955)
Third Naval Member, New Zealand Naval Board
(01.1956)


no appointment listed
28.06.1960
-
(07.1961)
Commanding Officer, HMS Phoenicia (RN bae, Manoel Island, Malta) & Base Supply Officer, Malta
19.01.1962
-
1964
Director-General of Personal Services and Officer Appointments (DGPS), Admiralty [HMS President]
* (02.1936) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** still indexed as such, but not liited, while the base had already been paid off
*** indexed, but not listed as such
Owens,
George Edward Mills
G.E.M. Owens (Photo courtesy of HMS Hood Association)
Son of George Henry Owens, and Sarah Jessie Mills.

(09?).1908
St Asaph district, Denbighshire / Flintshire
-
24.05.1941
(MPK) [age 32]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]

Prob. S.Lt. RNR
09.02.1933
S.Lt. RNR
08.06.1937, seniority 09.02.1933
Lt. RNR
07.12.1937, seniority 07.02.1937
Prob. Lt.
29.08.1938
A/Lt.
29.05.1939
Lt.
09.1940, seniority 22.08.1932
Lt.Cdr.
03.1941, seniority 22.08.1940
(10.1938)
-
(08.1939)
no appointment listed
12.08.1939
-
24.05.1941
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
[missing, presumed killed when the ship was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic]
Owens,
Harry Leslie
H.L. Owens

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18.07.1905
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
01.1987
Southampton district, Hampshire
Seaman ? [J100717]
Petty Officer (1938)
T/A/Gnr. (T) 23.02.1944
T/Gnr. (T) 1945?, seniority 23.02.1944 (reld 30.03.1946)
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 08.1938 ?
(1938)     HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental esatablishment, Portsmouth)
24.06.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Despatch (cruiser)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Resource (fleet repair ship)
Oxborrow,
Charles Ernest
C.E. Oxborrow

Son of William Oxborrow (1885-1918), and Eliza Dewhirst (1888-1977).
Married  ((09?).1939, Staines district, Middlesex) [later Third Officer WRNS] Hazel Elaine Bowser (1912-), daughter of of Idris John Bowser (1888-1961), and Mary E. Marks.
(12?).1916
Woodbridge district, Suffolk
-
25.11.1942
(MPK) [age 26]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 62, column 1]
... ...
S.Lt. 01.01.1938
Lt. 16.05.1939
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 05.05.1942 8 war patrols Mediterranean 04-09.41 [presented to next-of-kin]
... - ... ...
07.11.1940 - (12.1941) First Lieutenant, HMS Utmost (submarine) (DSC)
21.05.1942 - 25.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Unshaken (submarine)
Oxley,
Christopher Bernard
C.B. Oxley

Son (with one brother and five sisters) of Adm. Charles Lister Oxley (1841-1920), and Emily Kearsley (1847-1898).
Married (26.04.1922, St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ardrossan) Kathleen Maude Eginton Grant (1895 - ), only child of Charles Edward Grant, DL, of Monkcastle; ... children (daughter Mary Elizabeth Darley Oxley married S.Lt. (A) John Campbell Arbuthnott, RNVR)

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21.01.1894
Mests Horn, Ripon district, Yorkshire
-
11.01.1953
Morley House, Ware, Hertfordshire
Lt. 15.05.1916 (emgcy 22.05.1923)
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy) 15.05.1924
A/Cdr. (emgcy) 03.02.1944
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 06.09.1916 ?
15.01.1907     entered RN
... - ... ...
02.09.1939 - (04.1946) Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
       
 
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