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Roche,
Philip Arthur

S.O'G. Roche
Elder son of Col. & Mrs H.J. Roche, of The Colony, Burnham-on-Sea.
Married (03.02.1940, Church of the Sacred Heart, Burnham, Weston super Mare district, Somerset) Vivien G. Furness, only child of Mr & Mrs G.H. Furness, of Burnham-on-Sea.
24.01.1912
-
10.09.1970
Surrey South Western district, Surrey
Cadet 01.05.1929
Midsh. 01.01.1930
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1932
S.Lt. 01.11.1932
Lt. 01.12.1933
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1941
Cdr. 30.06.1946
Capt. 30.06.1954 (retd 23.04.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 22.09.1942 Operation Harpoon (Gibraltar-Malta convoy 06.42) [investiture 09.03.43]
... - ... ...
11.10.1938 - (09.)1939 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
10.1939 - (12.1939) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
20.01.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
07.07.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Delhi (cruiser)
(10.1941) - (12.1941) HMS Liverpool (cruiser) *
01.12.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Liverpool (cruiser) (DSC)
02.1943 - 14.10.1943 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for Experimental Department)
15.10.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
02.01.1945 - (04.1946) Gunnery Officer, HMS Duke of York (battleship)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roche,
Sir Standish O'Grady;
4th Baronet (1838)
S.O'G. Roche
Son of Sir Standish Deane O'Grady Roche, 3rd Bt (1845-1914) and Sybil (1872-1950), only daughter of Col. Julius Dyson­Laurie, Gloucester Pl., W. Succeeded father, 09.12.1914.
Married (1946) Evelyn Laura, only daughter of Major W. Andon; two sons.

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13.03.1911
-
02.04.1977
[Sao Bras de Alportel, Portugal?]
Cadet
?
Midsh.
01.01.1929
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1931
S.Lt.
01.01.1932
Lt.
01.10.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1941 (retd 04.12.1952; own request)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.09.1942
Malta convoy 22.03.42
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
1945
wind up, Europe 45
01.05.1928
-
(02.1931)
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.04.1931
-
(01.1932)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Africa)
10.08.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(07.)1935
-
(07.)1937
ADC to Governor-General of New Zealand
21.02.1938
-
(06.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Acheron (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
27.07.1938
-
(02.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Fortune (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
10.08.1941
-
(08.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Beaufort (destroyer)
(10.1943)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
07.11.1944
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Matchless (destroyer)
12.1947
-
(07.1948)
RN Camp, Stamshaw [HMS Victory]
(05.1950)


HMS Howe *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rodgers,
John Malcolm
J.M. Rodgers

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see also: www.hmsfiredrake.co.uk

06.05.1901
Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire
-
10.01.1971
Stratton district, Cornwall
A/Lt.
15.05.1923
Lt.
?, seniority 15.12.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1930 (retd 02.07.1946)
A/Cdr.
1940-(12.1941) &
20.02.1944?-(04.1946)
Cdr. (retd)
02.07.1946
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Mention in Despatches MID
23.12.1939
successful actions against enemy submarines
Mention in Despatches MID
26.09.1940
Norway 04-06.40
(08.1923)


short course of instruction
29.04.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
08.12.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
02.01.1930
-
(01.)1932
HMS Campbell (flotilla leader) (Atlantic Fleet)
17.05.1932
-
(01.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Moth (gunboat) (China)
17.12.1934
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMS Whitehall (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
05.01.1937
-
(02.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Firedrake (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
12.04.1938
-
(08.)1939
Executive Officer, HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)
10.10.1939
-
05.07.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Whirlwind (destroyer) (sunk)
02.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Glendower (training establishment, Pwllheli, North Wales)
04.07.1942
-
05.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Watchman (destroyer)
28.05.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vesper (destroyer)
20.02.1944
-
(04.1946)
staff, Flag Officer Flying Training [HMS Merlin (shore base Naval Air Stations)]
Rodier,
Mark Fleming
M.F. Rodier (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Healy)
Son of James Harold Rodier (1877-1965), and Winifred Agnes Gallaway (1880-1967), of Huntershill, Wilmslow, Cheshire.
Brother of Maj. Harold Paillet Rodier, Royal Horse Artillery.
25.04.1917
Bucklow district, Cheshire
-

28.03.1942
(KIA) [age 24]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 76, column 3]
T/S.Lt. 29.11.1940
T/Lt. 01.03.1942
Mention in Despatches MID 10.11.1942 attack St. Nazaire 28.03.42
Education: Shrewsbury School (Housemaster R. Sale; Michaelmas term 1930-1935; Praepostor).
Went into business in Belgium.
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
13.02.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for motor launches)
06.1941 - (10.)1941 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)
16.10.1941 - 28.03.1942 HMS Britannia III (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth) (for small craft)
? - 28.03.1942 Commanding Officer, HM ML 177 (motor launch)
Rodney,
Nigel Robert Harley
N.R.H. Rodney

Son (with one half-brother) of Mervyn Harley Rodney (1890-1964), and Dorothy Norton Thompson (1885-1917).
Married (13.07.1946, Weymouth district, Dorset) Patricia Ann Merlyn Ashburner ((09?).1923 - 24.03.2014), daughter (with one brother) of Lt.Col. Harley Wentworth Ashburner, DSO; two sons, two daughters.
21.02.1917
Axbridge district, Somerset
-
09.12.1992
Honiton district, Devon
Cadet 01.05.1934
Midsh. 01.01.1935
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1937
S.Lt. 01.12.1937
Lt. 01.06.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1947
Cdr. 30.06.1950 (retd 13.04.1959)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1944 New Year 44
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche
Mention in Despatches MID 11.07.1944 sinking U450 Mediterranean 10.03.44
Mention in Despatches MID 14.08.1945 relief of Greece
... - ... ...
03.1939 - (09.)1939 HMS Basilisk (destroyer) (Devonport)
16.11.1939 - (06.)1940 HMS Basilisk (destroyer)
(08.1940)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
01.08.1940 - (06.)1942 French Ship "Calais"
30.06.1942 - (12.1943) First Lieutenant, HMS Queenborough (destroyer) (despatches twice)
01.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Brecon (destroyer) (despatches twice)
02.1946 - (10.1947) Commanding Officer, HMS Padstow Bay (anti-aircraft frigate)
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
26.07.1948 - 04.1950 Commanding Officer, HMS Concord (destroyer) (Yangtze incident 1949)
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
18.09.1950 - (05.1951) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roe,
Arthur John Talbot
A.J.T. Roe
Son of ... Roe, and ... Toms.
09.09.1911
St Germans district, Cornwall
-
14.06.1981
Tavistock district, Devon
...
...
Lt.
16.02.1934
Lt.Cdr.
16.02.1942
A/Cdr.
< 07.1945
Cdr.
?
Capt.
31.12.1951 (retd)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
?
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
?
-
(02.1941)
HMS Neptune
?
-
(07.1945)
HMS Royalist 
Roe,
Albert William
A.W. Roe

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09.01.1892
Heston Barracks, Hounslow, London

-
13.09.1955

Sydney, NSW, Australia
T/Gnr. (T) = T/Cd.Gnr. (T)
15.09.1941 (retd < 07.1959)
?
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed
Roe,
Donovan Connor
D.C. Roe (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian O'Neil Roe)
Only son of Richard George Tennant Roe, and Bertha Nugent (née Nixon), of Yelverton, Devon.
Unmarried; no children.

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04.10.1892
Northam, Devon
-

24.05.1941 
KIA a/b HMS Hood
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 3]
[memorial at St. Paul's Church Yelverton]
Asst. Clerk
07.1910
Clerk (Accounting Officer)
15.07.1911
Asst. Paym.
15.10.1913
Paym.Lt.
15.10.1917
1919/20?, seniority 15.10.1915
Paym.Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1923
Paym.Cdr.
15.10.1931
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Naval General Service Medal NGSM
-
& clasp Palestine

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
Britis War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Education: passed the Accountant Officers Technical Course.
07.06.1910


passed the Civil Service Commissioners competitive examination for assistant clerkship in the Royal Navy
05.08.1910


HMS Mars (battleship)
?
-
(10?.)1913
HMS Hyacinth (cruiser)
12.03.1913
-
1918
served on the Africa Station on the staffs (as Clerk to the Secretary) of Admiral H.G. King-Hall and Admiral E.F.B. Charlton, Commanders-in-Chief [HMS Goliath (battleship)] and of Rear-Admiral M.R. Hill, Senior Naval Officer at Simonstown [HMS Afrikander]
19.12.1919
-
(1920)
HMS Gibraltar (depot ship for auxiliary patrol, Portland)
01.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Resolution (battleship)
01.07.1924
-
(01.1925)
RN Barracks, Devonport (Division II) [HMS Vivid]
18.04.1926
-
(06.1928)
Accountant Officer, HMS Herald (surveying ship) (Australia)
11.01.1929
-
03.1932
Assistant Drafting Officer, RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
09.03.1932
-
22.05.1932
HMS President (to attend the victualling course part 2)
23.05.1932
-
(09.)1932
for miscellaneous service at Admiralty [HMS President]
01.09.1932
-
(11.1934)
Accountant Officer, HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
31.01.1935
-
(02.)1937
Accountant Officer, HMS Cyclops (depot ship) (Mediterranean) & as Flotilla Accountant Officer, 1st Submarine Flotilla
30.04.1937
-
1937
HMS Hawkins (cruiser)
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
01.10.1937
-
(02.)1939
Accountant Officer, HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship) (Devonport)
25.03.1939
-
24.05.1941
Accountant Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) & as Squadron Accountant Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron (killed in action when ship was sunk by German battleship Bismarck in North Atlantic)
Roe,
John Gordon
J.G. Roe
?
-
09.2006 still alive
... ...
Lt. 01.09.1942
Lt.Cdr. 01.09.1950 (retd 28.08.1961)
?
-
(07.1945)

Roe,
Peter Frank Bassett
P.F.B. Roe
31.10.1923
-
16.03.2010
Midsh. 01.01.1941
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1942
S.Lt. 01.10.1942
Lt. 16.03.1944
Lt.Cdr. 16.03.1952 (retd 31.10.1968)
... - ... ...
02.04.1945 - 08.01.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Saga (submarine)
... - ... ...
Roe,
Robert Charles Thornber
R.C.T. Roe

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01.02.1885
Hersham, Chertsey district, Surrey
-
04.03.1976
... ...
Lt. 14.10.1916
Lt.Cdr. 14.10.1924 (retd 01.02.1930)
Cdr. (retd) 01.02.1930
?
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed
Roe,
Richard Edward
R.E. Roe
09.08.1918 ?
Cork, Ireland ?
-
09.2006 still alive
... ...
S.Lt. 01.03.1939
Lt. 01.07.1940
Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1948
Cdr. 31.12.1952
Capt. 31.12.1960 (retd 09.08.1972)

CBE 01.01.1970

... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Carron
28.08.1945 - 1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Highlander (destroyer)
... - ... ...
Roe,
Robert Gordon Brabazon O'Neil
R.G.B.O. Roe (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian O'Neil Roe)
Son of Lt.Col. Charles Douglas Roe, DSO, OBE (1882-1960), Indian Army, and Daisy Blanche Marion Mackenzie-Kennedy   (1883-1951).
Brother of Lt. (A) Richard John Owen O'Neill-Roe, RN.

Married (04.1934) Isabella Grace Farley; two sons.
15.12.1911
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
-
30.10.1997
Butleigh Hospital, Somerset
Cadet
01.01.1929
Midsh.
01.09.1929
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1932
S.Lt.
01.05.1932
Lt.
07.12.1933, seniority 01.06.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1941
Cdr. (L)
30.06.1948 (retd 15.12.1961)
A/Capt.
27.10.1958?
Hon. Capt.
15.12.1961
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
10.06.1961
HM's birthday 61
Abyssinia Medal Abys M
-
-

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
Pacific Star Pac St
-
-
Britis War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
UN Service Medal for Korean War UNSM
-
-
Education: Brittannia Royal Naval College (1925-1929)
05.01.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.01.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Kent (cruiser) (5th Cruiser Squadron, China)
1931
-
1931
HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (escorted Prince of Wales into exile in France)
31.12.1931
-
21.08.1932
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
22.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
promotion course, Portsmouth (Robert Roxburgh Memorial Prize)
04.05.1933
-
(07.)1934
HMS Versatile (destroyer) (5th Flotilla, Home Fleet)
1934
-
1935
HMS Escort (destroyer)
17.06.1935
-
(07.)1935
HMS Scotsman (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
23.08.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS Thruster (destroyer) (19th Flotilla, Mediterranean)
11.06.1936
-
(02.)1937
HMS Wolfhound (destroyer (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla. Portland)
29.04.1937
-
01.08.1937
qualifying for torpedo duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Vernon] (awarded  Ogilvy Medal for Excellence on Torpedo Officers' Course)
02.08.1937
-
(06.)1938
qualifying for torpedo duties, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
1938
-
1938
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet)
04.06.1938
-
(08.)1939
Electrical Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) 
1939
-
1939
HMS Fiji (cruiser)
13.12.1939
-
08.1943
Electrical Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth, later Brighton) (St Malo rescue operation of troops & Jutland)
03.08.1943
-
(07.1945)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Bermuda (cruiser) (shadowing Scharnhorst & Russian convoy duties & US 7th Fleet)
02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Brighton) (for miscellaneous duties)
1946
-
1946
HMS Glenearn
1946
-
1947
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
(10.)1947
-
(07.1948)
Admiralty Gunnery Establishment, Teddington
?
-
(05.1949)
HMS President
19.09.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (for service at the Naval Ordnance Department)
02.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Glory (Korean war)
1955
-
1962
Admiralty, Bath/Portland:
(04.1955)
-
(01.1956)
HMS President *
09.04.1956
-
(01.1957)
Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
27.10.1958
-
(07.1961)
Assistant Director (L), Underwater Weapons Division, Weapons Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (worked on underwater weapons and Seacat and Seaslug missiles with which the Fleet was equipped)
Rejoined Admiralty in Bath and AUWE Portland as a Naval Civil Servant, 1962-1972. MIEE. 
Roe,
Thomas
T. Roe
?
-
died between 1952 and 1958 ?
Cd.Eng. (retd)
11.05.1941
?
-
(07.1945)
FS (French Ship) Paris
Rogers,
Daniel William
D.W. Rogers

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Peter Tarrant wrote about his uncle: "He was quite a character. He left school at age 13 years, a bright lad but there weren't any scholarships in those days. His dad (my grandfather) was a foreman at St. Pancras Station the old LMS Line and he got Dan a job in the office drawing up timetables for the trains. This was boring so in his lunch hours he would talk to the Engineers and learned how to operate the big steam locomotives. He actually took one for a joyride one day and got himself and his dad in deep doodoo !!! They kept him on when he promised to toe the line.However after a couple of years in the office, he'd had enough. He talked to an old sea captain on the Thames and had him sign as his dad, so he could join the navy. He was a Boxer, Gunnery Instructor and while showing some recruits how to load, some overly keen type shut the breach too quickly and caught Dans thumb which was ripped it off. He was apparently on the Warspite at the battle of Scapa Flow and was decorated for some reason. He was on a ship that docked in Halifax Canada in 1917 and slipped off the icy gangplank fracturing both arms and legs. While in hospital with both arms and legs in plaster, the Halifax Explosion occurred and he lost an eye when the glass roof of the hospital was blown apart. He was listed as killed, although he somehow crawled from the wreckage and was taken to another hospital where he recovered and was sent to England on leave, he actually delivered his own "Killed in the Explosion" telegram when he took it from the telegram boy who rode up on his bicycle just as Dan arrived on foot at his parents house in Hackney. He used to sign his letters "Cyclops" and told us to remember the words of Lord Nelson when going to pee, which were "Men with short guns should stand nearer the target."


 

30.01.1887 *
Hackney, Greater London
-
07.10.1950

Barnstaple, Okehampton district, Devonshire

* gave as date of birth 30.01.1886 when enlisting, being under aged
Seaman ? [220481]
A/Lt. 15.02.1918
Lt. 1919?, seniority 15.02.1918 (retd 22.05.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.02.1926 (reactivated 03.10.1939) (reverted to retd > 04.1946)
      served in the ranks
(11.1908)     HMS Hyacinth (Bombay, India) (as Petty Officer in charge of Physical Education Department)
      gunnery instructor, and served at HMS Warspite & HMS Lion
? - (01.1919) HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)
(06.1934)     Antioquia (destroyer) (Panama)
03.08.1939 - 02.10.1939 HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
03.10.1939
-
(12.1941)
Boom Defence Depot, Aden [HMS Gloucester III, from 01.04.1940 HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden)]
(08.1942)
-
(02.1943)
no appointment listed
10.03.1943
-
(10.)1943
Boom Defence Depot, Lyness, Orkneys [HMS Pomona (boom defence depot, Crockness, Scapa Flow)]
01.10.1943
-
(10.)1944
Officer-in-Charge, Crockness Camp [HMS Pomona (boom defence depot, Crockness, Scapa Flow)]
11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad) (for miscellaneous services)
02.05.1945
-
(04.1946)
Boom Defence Depot, Plymouth [HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport)]
One-time boxing champion for the RN in India.
Rogers,
Ernest William
E.W. Rogers (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett)

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19.09.1907
-
03.04.1963
Wt. Supply Offr. 29.07.1941
Supply Lt. 01.01.1957 (retd 19.09.1957)
... - ... ...
14.01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
16.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch)
Rogers,
Hugh Hext
H.H. Rogers Photo courtesy of The Harwich Historical Society (A. Farnell)
H.H. Rogers (© Imperial War Museum (A 19687))

27.10.1883
Carwinion, Falmouth
-
16.05.1955
[Mawnan Smith, Falmouth ?]
... ...
Lt. 1904
Cdr. 1916
Capt. 30.06.1924
R.Adm. 02.10.1935 (retd 03.10.1935)
Cdre. RNR 1939 (reverted to retd 1944)
Member of the Royal Victorian Order, 4th Class MVO
1920
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1919
?
Humane Society bronze medal, 1913; Order of the White Lion of Czechoslovakia, 4th class (25.11.1947; services to Czech forces Harwich)
Education: The Old Ride, Bournemouth; HMS Britannia.
1910
-
1912
served Persian Gulf operations in Philomel (medal)
1914


HMS Vanguard
1917
-
1919
HMS Birmingham
1919
-
1921
HMS Renown (including tours of Prince of Wales to Canada and Australasia)
1921
-
1923
Commander, Royal Naval College, Dartmouth



commanded HMS Weymouth, HMS Sandhurst, HMS London, HMS Frobisher, 4th Destroyer Flotilla, HMS Ganges
1939 - 1942 served as Commodore RNR for convoy duty
14.02.1942 - 01.03.1944 Flag Officer-in-Charge Harwich [HMS Badger]
JP (Cornwall), 1938.
Rogers-Tillstone,
Benjamin John Legge Wilkinson
B.J.L.W. Rogers-Tillstone

30.03.1900
Steyning, Sussex
-
11.01.1973
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.09.1918
Lt.
15.08.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1928 (retd 07.03.1932; own request) (mobilized 24.08.1939)
Cdr. (retd)
30.03.1940
A/Capt. (retd)
01.07.1945? (reverted to retd 1946?)
28.01.1916
 
 
entered RN
21.11.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Emperor of India (battleship)
21.10.1924
-
(01.1925)
Acting Observer, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet) [additional]
06.04.1926
-
(05.)1926
photographic course, RAF School of Photography, Farnborough
08.1926
-
(07.1927)
Observer, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
12.06.1928
-
(08.)1929
Observer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
(04.1928)
-
(06.1928)
no appointment listed
12.12.1929
-
(04.1930)
Observer, HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (China)
05.01.1931
-
(02.1931)
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
24.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)
31.08.1940
-
(08.)1942
instructional staff, HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
01.12.1942
-
(06.1944)
HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife) [probably in charge of HMS Jackdaw II (RN Air Station, Dunino, Fife)]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
01.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Nabsford (transportable aircraft maintenance yard (TAMY) No. 1) (Archerfield, Queensland, Australia)
Barrister & philatelist. Exhibited his Great Britain internationally, 1955-65. President Royal Philatelic Society London 1964-67 and largely responsible for Society’s Centenary History 1969. Contributed ‘Philatelic Appreciation’ to Philatelic Congress of Great Britiain (PCGB) Yearbook 1954. Co-author with LR Ray, of ‘Background to Philately’ [1953]. Chairman of Executive Committee PCGB 1956 and 1959. Congress Medal, 1967. Judge at London International Exhibition 1960. RDP 1970, and Chairman of Board of Election, 1957-60. President Brighton & Hove Philatelic Society of which he wrote a short history in 1956.
Romer,
Leslie Richard
L.R. Romer

18.06.1898
Barnet, Greater London
-
28.07.1966
New Zealand
Lt.
15.09.1917 (retd 20.02.1925)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
15.09.1927 (emgcy < 04.1940)
A/Cdr. (emgcy)
> 04.1941, < 12.1941
Cdr. (emgcy)
1945/46? (reld < 04.1946)
08.1914
 
 
entered RN
(08.1923)


no appointment listed
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
31.10.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
20.05.1941
-
(12.1941)
Executive Officer, HMS Dunluce Castle (depot ship)
12.03.1942
-
(06.)1943
Executive Officer, HMS Alcantara (armed merchant cruiser)
15.08.1943
-
10.1943
in charge of ACV 41 (escort carrier) [HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey)], from 07.09.1943: HMS Nabob (escort carrier)
10.1943
-
(12.1943)
Executive Officer, HMS Nabob (escort carrier)
28.03.1944
-
(04.1944)
[Commanding Officer ?,] HMS Artifex (heavy repair ship)
05.1944
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Deer Sound (aircraft component repair ship)
Roope,
Gerard Broadmead
G.B. Roope G.B. Roope (Photo courtesy of Mr Sandy Christie)

Married ((09?).1928, Long Ashton district, Somerset) Faith D. Clarke.

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13.03.1905
Taunton, Somerset
-
08.04.1940
(KIA) [age 35]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial]
... ...
Lt. 30.09.1927
Lt.Cdr. 30.09.1935

Victoria Cross

VC 10.07.1945 engagement Admiral Hipper Norway 08.04.40 *
Mention in Despatches MID 06.01.1942 Home Fleet operations, esp. Norwegian waters
* On 8th April, 1940, H.M.S. Glowworm was proceeding alone towards West Fjord, Norway, when she met and engaged two enemy destroyers, hitting at least one of them. The enemy broke off the action and headed north. Lieutenant-Commander Roope, though appreciating the intention of the enemy to lead him on to his supporting forces, gave chase. The German heavy cruiser, Admiral Hipper was sighted closing the Glowworm at high speed, and an enemy report was sent, which was received by H.M.S. Renown. Because of the heavy sea it was not possible for the Glowworm to shadow the enemy, and the Commanding Officer decided to attack. Ten torpedoes were fired without success; then the Glowworm, badly hit and her speed reduced, closed and rammed the Admiral Hipper. As she withdrew the Glowworm opened fire again, and scored one hit at 400 yards range. Badly stove in forward and riddled with enemy fire, the Glowworm heeled over, and the Commanding Officer gave the order to abandon her. Shortly afterwards she capsized and sank; only 31 out of her complement of 149 were saved. The Victoria Cross is bestowed upon Lieutenant Commander Roope in recognition of his great valour.
15.09.1918     entered RN
... - ... ...
28.05.1928 - (08.1929) HMS Marlborough (battleship)
07.07.1930 - (02.1931) HMS Caradoc (cruiser)
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
18.10.1933 - (07.1935) First Lieutenant, HMS Boreas (destroyer)
15.12.1936 - (02.1937) Commanding Officer, HMS Vidette (destroyer)
22.07.1938 - 08.04.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Glowworm (destroyer)
Rooper,
John Bonfoy
J.B. Rooper

Only son of Edward Plumer Rooper (1861-1939), and Annie Elizabeth Coster-Edwards (1865?-1903), of Overton Bridge, nr Wrexham.
Married (08.1931) Ann Pitcairn Campbell (09.06.1910 - 02.2001), only daughter of Archibald Douglas Pitcairn Campbell (1880-1951), and Olive Marie Moser (1883-1954), of Deeside, Bangor-on-Dee, nr Wrexham; one son.

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27.03.1903
Wrexham, Cheshire
-
13.06.1981
Rose Hill, Isfield, Lewes district, East Sussex
Midsh. 15.01.1921
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1923
S.Lt. (E) 15.12.1923
Lt. (E) 15.12.1925
Lt.Cdr. (E) 15.12.1933
Cdr. (E) 31.12.1937 (retd 24.02.1949; medically unfit)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE 14.12.1943 ship damaged by explosion Mediterranean 07.43 [investiture 01.05.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1944 New Year 44
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne (15.09.1916-...) & Dartmouth
15.01.1921 - 03.05.1922 HMS Valiant (battleship)
03.05.1922 - 07.08.1922 HMS Walker (torpedo-boat destroyer)
07.08.1922 - 09.1923 HMS Valiant (battleship) (from 15.05.1923 for E/R training to obtain E/R Watchkeeping Certificate)
27.09.1923 - 05.1924 HMS President (additional; for preliminary course of instruction in engineering at RN College, Greenwich)
08.05.1924 - (03.)1925 HMS Vivid (additional; for course of instruction in engineering at RN Engineering College, Keyham)
09.1925 - (07.)1927 HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean) (additional; for E/R duty)
07.11.1927 - (08.)1929 staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
01.11.1929 - (03.)1931 HMS Curlew (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
30.06.1931 - (06.)1933 HMS Wolfhound (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet, then Home Fleet)
02.09.1933 - (10.1935) HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean Fleet)
(01.1936) - (02.1936) no appointment listed
09.03.1936 - (01.)1938 staff, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
(02.1938) - (03.1938) no appointment listed
09.03.1938 - (06.)1938 HMS Durban (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
18.07.1938 - (08.)1939 HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
(09.1939)     no appointment listed
02.11.1939 - (02.)1944 HMS Cleopatra (cruiser)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
08.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Malaya (battleship)
04.12.1944 - (04.)1947 Plans Division (Q), Admiralty [HMS President]
(10.1947)     no appointment listed
01.12.1947 - (10.1948) HMS King George V (battleship)
Rooper,
Ralph Bonfoy
R.B. Rooper
Second son of John Royden Rooper, and Isobel Iris Calthrop, of Shamley Green, Surrey.
01.01.1919
-

16.03.1944
(KIA) [age 25]
[Bergen General Cemetery, The Netherlands, 2.A.2]
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1939
Lt. 01.01.1940

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 28.12.1943 action with convoy Dover 26.09.43
Education: Winchester College (1932.2-1935.3).
1936     special entry cadet
1937     served in Palestine
02.01.1939 - (08.1939) course, Portsmouth
06.1941 - (02.1943) HMS Velox
(08.1943) - (12.1943) HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover):
01.03.1944 - 16.03.1944 HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate) (for Coastal Forces):
05.1943 - 16.03.1944 Senior Officer, 9th MGB Flotilla (Ramsgate) [KIA aboard MTB 417]
Roper,
Edward Gregson
E.G. Roper
Son of late John Gregson Roper, OBE; married 1933, Sylvia, daughter of E.F.L. Hopkins; one daughter.

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12.04.1910
Knaresborough, Yorkshire
-
13.02.1983
[Rock, Cornwall ?]
Midsh.
01.01.1929
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1931
Lt.
01.06.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1940
Cdr.
30.06.1943
Capt.
30.06.1950 (retd 1959)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
13.06.1959
HM's birthday 59
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.12.1942
North Russian convoys PQ18 & QP14
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Mention in Despatches MID
25.06.1940
capturing enemy ships
Education: Oundle
1928


joined RN
05.02.1929
-
(02.1931)
HMS London (cruiser)
30.04.1931
-
(01.1932)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1932
-
(09.1932)
promotion course, Portsmouth
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
17.12.1934
-
(02.1936)
HMS Wishart (destroyer)
01.12.1936
-
(06.1940)
HMS Icarus (destroyer)
28.10.1940
-
1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Velox (destroyer)
05.05.1942
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Impulsive (destroyer)
31.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vectis (RN base, Seaview, Isle of Wight)
07.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Farndale (destroyer) & Captain (D) 18th Destroyer Flotilla
01.1946
-
(04.1946)
Staff Officer (Intelligence) to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo]
20.05.1948
-
(05.1950)
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
(05.1953)


Plans Division, Admiralty *
04.04.1955
-
1956
Commanding Officer, HMS Ocean
1956
-
1959
RN College, Greenwich
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roper,
Frederick George
F.G. Roper

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30.05.1891
Kilkeel, Down
-
13.03.1968
Cd.Gnr.
28.09.1928
Lt.
02.01.1941 (retd 30.05.1941) (reverted to retd 1945/46)
20.09.1928
-
(08.1929)
Naval Staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
09.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Delphinium (sloop)
20.05.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Fowey (sloop)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
12.02.1934
-
(02.1936)
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
06.05.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Royal Oak (battleship)
25.10.1937
-
(10.1938)
HMS Broke (flotilla leader)
07.01.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Rodney (battleship)
17.09.1940
-
(02.1943)
HMS Duke of York (battleship)
17.03.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
20.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Boscawen Naval Depot [HMS Boscawen]
* (04.1944)-(06.1944) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Roper,
James Gregson
J.G. Roper

Son of John Gregson Roper and Marion Roper.
Husband of Margaret Roper, of Southsea, Hampshire, England.

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25.02.1901
Leeds, Yorkshire
-
19.07.1945
(KIA) [age 44]
[Sydney War Cemetery, 2Z.B.7]
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1921
S.Lt.
17.03.1924, seniority 15.09.1921
Lt.
15.04.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1931
Cdr.
30.06.1935
Capt.
31.12.1940
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.03.1940
explosion in ship [investiture 02.04.40]
Commander of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON
28.04.1942
good service to Dutch submarines [investiture 03.11.42]
03.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
23.08.1924
-
(01.)1925
HMS K 14 (submarine) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Conquest]
03.09.1925
-
(02.)1927
First Lieutenant, HMS H 43 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
18.04.1927
-
(04.)1928
HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
25.04.1928
-
(08.)1929
First Lieutenant, HMS L 69 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Adamant II]
30.12.1929
-
(04.)1930
submarine Commanding Officer's course, Portsmouth [HMS Alecto]
21.04.1930
-
(08.)1930
Commanding Officer, HMS H 32 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Vulcan]
16.10.1930
-
(02.)1931
Commanding Officer, HMS H 32 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Titania]
24.10.1931
-
(06.)1933
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
03.10.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Fermoy (twin-screw minesweeper) (Portland)
23.01.1934
-
(08.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS L 22 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla, Portsmouth)
05.10.1934
-
(07.1935)
Commanding Officer, HMS Shark (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
14.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1937
-
(07.1937)
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
08.01.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS President (for miscellaneous service at Admiralty: Plans Division)
01.11.1938
-
1940
Executive Officer, HMS Belfast (cruiser)
01.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
18.04.1940
-
21.01.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Ambrose (submarine base, Dundee) & Commander (S/M) [later Captain (S/M)], 9th Submarine Flotilla
08.02.1942
-
(12.1943)
Chief Staff Officer (Administration and Personnel) to Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)] *
05.04.1944
-
05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Newcastle (cruiser)
05.1945
-
19.07.1945
Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding Force X, Pacific [HMS Lothian (HQ ship)]
* (04.1944) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Roper,
Leonard
L. Roper

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31.05.1897
Brookfields, Warwickshire
-
(03?).1960 ?
Manchester, Lancashire ?
Wt.Mech.
07.12.1940
Cd.Mech.
18.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946, < 07.1948)
(07.1945)


HMS Amethyst *
01.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roper,
Nigel Edward Godfrey
N.E.G. Roper (Photo courtesy of Mr Pete Wrench) N.E.G. Roper (© Imperial War Museum (A 13581))
N.E.G. Roper (© Imperial War Museum (A 13580))
Younger son of Campbell Roper, ICS, and Mrs Roper, late of Budleigh Salterton.
Married ((09?).1952, Alton district, Hampshire) Marjorie Pamela Wrench, third daughter of J.M.D. Wrench, CIE, and Mrs Wrench, of Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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23.01.1909
Blackrock, Rathdown district, Dublin, Ireland
-
23.02.1983
East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire
Midsh. 01.01.1927
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1929
S/Lt. 01.11.1929
Lt. 01.08.1931
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1939
Cdr. 31.12.1945
Capt. 30.06.1951 (retd > 01.1960, < 07.1961)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 30.07.1942 4 Murmansk-Reykjavik convoys [investiture 17.11.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
15.04.1927 - (07.1927) HMS Danae (cruiser) (China)
02.05.1929 - (08.1929) promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.08.1930 - (09.1932) HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
31.08.1932 - (01.1934) HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
(07.1935)     no appointment listed
10.09.1935 - (06.)1938) HMS Grafton (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(08.1938)     no appointment listed
05.09.1938 - (04.)1939 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for training duties)
01.05.1939 - 04.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Amazon (destroyer)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
08.1942 - 24.09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Redoubt (destroyer)
(01.1945)     HMS Redoubt (destroyer) *
17.01.1945 - (04.)1945 RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(07.1945) - (10.1945) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
12.03.1946 - (04.1946) Staff of Naval Representatives, United Nations [HMS Saker]
01.1947 - (05.)1949 Commanding Officer, HMS Surprise (frigate/despatch vessel)
30.05.1949 - (05.1951) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
01.12.1952 - (01.)1955 Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Ground Training [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
(04.1955)     no appointment listed
17.05.1955 - (01.)1957 Commanding Officer, HMS Neptune & as Senior Officer Reserve Fleet, Chatham, and Duncansby Head, in command)
05.10.1957 - (01.1960) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (in charge of Atomic Defence and Damage Control School)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rose,
Richard Michael
R.M. Rose
Third son (with two sisters and four brothers) of Prof. Herbert Jennings Rose, MA, FBA (1883-1961), classic scholar, and Eliza Harriet "Elsie" Plimsoll (1889-1939), of St Andrews.
Brother of Sg.Lt. John Vincent Rose, BSc, MRCS, LRCP, RNVR.
Married (11.09.1943, Little Kingshill Church) Third Officer Margaret "Peggy" Thomson, WRNS, daughter of the Rev. P.T. Thomson and Mrs Lily Thomson, of Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire
; two daughters.
Residence: (1948) Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire; (1968) Box Grove, Chichester, West Sussex.
14.10.1917
Headington district, Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
-
23.05.1981
Chichester district, West Sussex
Cadet 01.01.1935
Midsh. 01.01.1936
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1938
S/Lt. 21.02.1939, seniority 01.01.1938
Lt. 01.09.1939
?, seniority 01.01.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1945
Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1947 (retd 14.10.1967?; age)
Mention in Despatches MID 08.09.1942 Malta convoy 22.03.42
01.01.1935 - 08.01.1936 special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
09.01.1936 - (02.)1936 HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
(04.)1936 - (06.)1936 HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
27.06.1936 - (03.)1938 HMS Amphion (cruiser) (Africa)
02.05.1938 - (12.1938) promotion course, Portsmouth
21.01.1939 - (12.)1940 HMS Imperial (destroyer)
04.12.1940 - (10.)1941 HMS Jervis (flotilla leader)
17.10.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Kimberley (destroyer)
21.01.1942 - (10.)1942 on flotilla staff, 14th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Jervis (flotilla leader)]
(12.1942)     no appointment listed
(02.1943) - (08.)1943 qualifying for gunnery duties [HMS Excellent]
10.09.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
15.02.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Duke of York (battleship) (for gunnery duties)
09.10.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
03.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Vindictive II (RN base, Scapa Flow)
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
06.1946 - (04.)1947 HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
(10.1947)     no appointment listed
12.04.1948 - (05.)1950 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
03.07.1950 - (05.)1951 HMS Bermuda (cruiser) (South Africa)
15.02.1953 - (05.)1953 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
08.1953 - (01.)1955 Staff Gunnery Officer on staff of Flag Officer (Flotillas), Mediterranean [HMS Ranpura (repair ship, Malta)]
18.04.1955 - (01.1959) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for bookwriting duties)
17.10.1960 - (07.1965) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for Experimental Department)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roskill,
Stephen Wentworth
S.W. Roskill
Son of John Henry Roskill, KC, a barrister, and Sybil
Mary Dilke, daughter of Ashton Wentworth Dilke, MP.
Married (1930) Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Van den Bergh; four sons,
three daughters.

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01.08.1903
St Marylebone, Greater London
-
04.11.1982
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Midsh.
15.09.1921
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1924
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
30.08.1925
Lt.Cdr.
30.08.1933
Cdr.
31.12.1938
A/Capt.
03.1944
Capt.
30.06.1944 (retd 08.05.1949; medically unfit)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1971
New Year 71
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
21.03.1944
HMNZS Leander torpedoed by Japanese 07.43
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
17.07.1946
?
Education: Mr Egerton's School, London; Horris Hill School, Newbury (1911-1916); RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (1917-1920)
01.11.1921
-
1924
HMS Durban (light cruiser) (China)
[also acted as a research assistant to Lt.Cdr. Stephen King-Hall, who was writing a book on East Asia and Western civilization]
10.04.1924
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
29.06.1925
-
(05.1926)
HMS Wistaria (sloop) (North America and West Indies Station)
1926
-
1927
HMS President (for study of foreign languages) [studying German at  Freiburg im Breisgau]
01.03.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet & Mediterranean)
05.01.1928
-
1929
gunnery course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Excellent]
23.05.1929
-
(04.)1930
instructional staff, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
15.09.1930
-
(01.)1932
Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
15.03.1932
-
(09.)1932
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
04.10.1932
-
1935
Gunnery Officer, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (China)
(07.1935)


no appointment listed
05.09.1935
-
(02.)1936
instructional staff, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
17.11.1936
-
(10.1938)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(02.1939)


no appointment listed
20.03.1939
-
(02.)1941
Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
02.12.1941
-
(02.)1943
Commander [= Executive Officer], HMNZS Leander (cruiser)
(06.1943)
-
(12.1943)
HMS Onslaught (destroyer) *
10.1943
-
03.1944
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Leander (cruiser)
03.1944
-
1945
Chief Staff Officer for administration and weapons, British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC [HMS Saker] **
1946


Senior Observer, Bikini Atomic Bomb Trials
08.03.1947
-
(07.)1948
staff, Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1949)


no appointment listed
Cabinet Office, Official Naval Historian, 1949-1960. Lees Knowles Lecturer, Cambridge, 1961; Distinguished Visitor Lecturer, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1965; Richmond Lecturer, Cambridge, 1967; Leverhulme Res. Fellow, National Maritime Museum, 1974. Navy Records Society: Councillor, 1956-66, and 1968-70; Vice-President, 1966-68, 1970, Hon. Life Vice-President, 1976. President Cambridge Br., RN Assoc., 1976. Hon. LittD Leeds, 1975; Hon. DLitt Oxon, 1980. Chesney Gold Medal, RUSI, 1975.

Published: The War at Sea (official history), Vol. I, 1954, Vol. II, 1957; HMS Warspite, 1957; The Secret Capture, 1959; The War at Sea, Vol. III, Part I, 1960; The Navy at War, 1960; The War at Sea, Vol. III, Part II, 1961; The Strategy of Sea Power, 1962; A Merchant Fleet in War, 1962; The Art of Leadership, 1964; Naval Policy between the Wars, Vol. I, 1968, Vol. II, 1976; Documents relating to the Naval Air Service 1908-1918, 1969; Hankey, Man of Secrets, Vol. 1, 1877-1918, 1970, Vol. 2, 1919-1931, 1972; Vol. 3, 1931-63, 1974; Churchill and the Admirals, 1977; Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty, 1980; numerous contributions to learned journals

* indexed, but not listed as such
** (07.1945) & (04.1946) indexed, but not listed as such
Ross,
George Campbell

G.C. Ross (© Imperial War Museum (A 26379))    

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09.08.1900
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland
-
30.07.1993
Wandsworth district, London
... ...
Lt.Cdr. (E) 15.01.1929
Cdr. (E) 31.12.1932
Capt. (E) 30.06.1943
R.Adm. (E) 15.11.1949 (retd 05.10.1953)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1952 New Year 52 [investiture 05.03.52]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.12.1945 Force H [investiture 10.06.47]
... - ... ...
07.08.1939 - (12.)1941 an Engineer Inspector, Department of the Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty
31.12.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Nelson (Nelson class battleship) (CB)
26.08.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
28.12.1943 - 28.09.1953 Department of the Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Admiralty [HMS President]:
28.12.1943 - (02.)1944 on staff
(04.)1944 - 14.11.1944 Assistant Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair (Planning and Personnel)
15.11.1944 - 27.11.1949 Deputy Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair
28.11.1949 - 28.09.1953 Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair
CEng, MiMechE, AFRAeS.
Rotherham,
Geoffrey Alexander
"Hank"
G.A. Rotheram
Married (1937) Debbie Stairs; four children
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Naval & Military Museum
31.12.1906
Darenth, Kent
-
08.12.2002
[Toronto ?], Canada
...
...
Lt.
01.12.1928
Lr.Cdr.
01.12.1936
Cdr. 
31.12.1939 (retd 06.01.1949) (removed from retd list on entry into RCN(R) 30.04.1951)
A/Capt.
c. 11/12.1943
Hon. Capt.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.09.1941
Bismarck sunk [investiture 15.11.41]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.03.1941
liaison with Free French Forces [investiture 01.04.41]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1919)
...
-
...
...
1928
-
1930
HMS Durban
31.10.1932
-
(06.)1933
observers' course [HMS Excellent]
01.08.1933
-
05.1934
HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean) (for observer duties)
05.1934
-
01.1936
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet) (for observer duties)
07.01.1936
-
(06.)1938
HMS Apollo (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station) (for observer duties)
24.07.1938
-
01.1939
HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet) (for observer duties)
10.01.1939
-
(04.)1939
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich
(08.1939)
 
 
Fleet Air Arm
17.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
Naval Air Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1940


HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
Executive Officer, HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney) *
15.10.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon) (from c. 11/12.1943 Commanding Officer)
12.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Trouncer (escort carrier)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
1946
-
1951
Director of Naval Aviation in the Royal Canadian Navy
...
-
...
...
Worked in real estate.
* (08.1942) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Round-Turner,
Christopher Lewis
C.L. Round-Turner

Son (with one brother and two sisters) of V.Adm. Charles Wolfran Round-Turner (1879-1953), and Janet Mary Verrall (1887-1977).
Married (08.01.1945, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire) Priscilla Guelbi Jermyn Lindsell (17.02.1919 - 07.2001), daughter of Lt.Gen. Sir Wilfred Lindsell, GBE, KCB, DSO, MC; two sons, two daughters.
24.11.1915
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
30.11.2010
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Cadet 01.01.1934
Midsh. 01.01.1935
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1937
S.Lt. 1938, seniority 01.01.1937
Lt. 16.04.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1946 (retd 20.11.1958;  Hon. Cdr.)
A/Cdr. > 05.1953, < 07.1954
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.11.1941 Greek withdrawal 04.41 [investiture 10.02.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.12.1941 disposal 270 troops [investiture 10.02.42]
... - ... ...
06.04.1938 - 11.07.1941 HMS Defender (D class destroyer) [ship bombed by Italian aircraft off Bardia & sunk in tow 12.07.1941] (DSC and Bar)
(08.1941)     HMS Defender (D class destroyer) *
(10.1941)     HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
05.01.1942 - (06.)1942 qualifying for torpedo duties, HMS Vernon [HMS Victory]
06.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Rotherham (R class destroyer)
07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for miscellaneous services)
(04.1945)     HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) *
10.06.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for Instructional Department)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rowe,
Barry Loraine Dudley
B.L.D. Rowe
Son of Lt.Cdr. Reginald Dudley Rowe, DSC, RN (1893-...), and Elaine Maud Petre (1894-...).
Married (16.09.1948) Margaret Lynch, daughter of Robert E. Lynch; one son, two daughters.
02.09.1922
-
25.10.1979
[Saint James of My Ladys Manor Cemetery, Monkton, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA]
...
...
S.Lt.
16.04.1942
Lt.
16.04.1943
Lt.Cdr.
16.04.1951
Cdr. 
31.12.1954 (retd)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.02.1944
war patrols Mediterranean
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
05.09.1944
8 war patrols Mediterranean
...
-
...
...
24.11.1942
-
(08.)1943
HMS Ultor (submarine)
(10.1943)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
26.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Superb (cruiser)
...
-
...
...
Rowe,
Reginald Dudley
R.D. Rowe
Married (19.11.1921) Elaine Maud Petre (born 05.05.1894), daughter of F.L. Petre and M.E. Rawlinson; one son (Cdr. Barry Loraine Dudley Rowe, DSC, RN).

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21.05.1893
Chelsea, Greater London
-
30.04.1966
...
...
Lt.
08.09.1916
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
08.09.1924
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
WW I ?
?
...
-
...
...
01.09.1939
-
(07.1945)
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
Rowland,
James Marjoribanks
J.M. Rowland (© Imperial War Museum (A 27825))

Married 1st Gay ...
Married 2nd Elizabeth ...

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13.12.1903
-
17.12.1984
Jersey
... ...
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1924
S.Lt. 15.12.1924
Lt. 15.02.1927
Lt.Cdr. 15.02.1935
Cdr. 31.12.1941 (retd 13.12.1953; granted War Service Rank of Capt. 12.06.1954)
A/Capt. 10.03.1943-26.06.1944
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.05.1941 sank submarine possibly 08.04.1941 [investiture 10.06.1947]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.07.1941 sank U-boat U76 04.04.1941 [investiture 10.06.1947]
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross (Norway) Hkn 26.08.1947 services to Norway
... - ... ...
20.03.1939 - (05.)1940 HMS Sussex (London class cruiser)
(06.1940) - (10.1940) no appointment listed
(11.1940)     HMS Beauly *
29.11.1940 - 02.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Wolverine (modified W class destroyer) (DSO and Bar)
21.02.1942 - (12.1942) Commanding Officer, HMS Walker (W class destroyer)
(02.1943)     HMCS Avalon (RCN base, St John's, Newfoundland) *
10.03.1943 - 26.06.1944 Captain (D), Newfoundland [HMCS Avalon (RCN base, St John's, Newfoundland)] (on loan to RCN) (King Haakon VII Liberty Cross)
09.09.1944 - (01.)1945 Staff Officer (Plans) on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy)]
09.03.1945 - 03.1945 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for flotilla duties)
29.03.1945 - 21.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMCS Orkney (frigate)
06.1945 - (07.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Haydon (Hunt class destroyer)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roxburgh,
[Sir] John Charles Young

 

Son of Sir Thomas James Young Roxburgh, CIE (1892-1974), judge in the Calcutta High Court, and Mona Heymerdinguer. Married (1942) Philippa, 3rd daughter of late Major C.M. Hewlett, MC; one son, one daughter.
29.06.1919
Mysore, India
-
13.04.2004
Hindhead, Surrey
Cadet
1933
Midsh.
01.01.1937
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1939
S.Lt.
16.09.1939
?, seniority 16.04.1939
Lt.
16.03.1941
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 04.1946
Lt.Cdr.
16.03.1949
Cdr.
31.12.1952
Capt.
31.12.1958
R.Adm.
07.07.1967
V.Adm.
15.07.1970 (retd 03.10.1972)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1972
New Year 72
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
14.06.1969
HM's birthday 69
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1967
New Year 67
Distinguished Service Order DSO
12.10.1943
10 war patrols Mediterranean & sinking of Remo
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
19.05.1942
4 war patrols Mediterranean 10.41-02.42
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
19.06.1945
destruction U-boat Norway
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1933-1936)
1933


joined RN
01.01.1937
-
(02.)1937
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Home Fleet)
22.04.1937
-
(08.)1938
HMS Emerald (cruiser) (Nore)
30.08.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Newcastle (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
02.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
promotion course, Portsmouth
(09.1939)


no appointment listed
1940


joined Submarine Branch, RN
1940
-
1942
served in operations off Norway, in Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean:
14.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, Rosyth) (for submarines)
31.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Tribune (submarine)
06.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Thorn (submarine)
08.06.1942
-
07.1942
submarine commanding officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
1942
-
1945
operations in Mediterranean and off Norway:
1942
-
12.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS H 43 (submarine)
03.12.1942
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS P 44, renamed: HMS United (submarine)
28.11.1943
-
(06.1944)
taught a submarine captain's refresher course [HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship, Rothesay]
04.10.1944
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Tapir (submarine)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
17.06.1948
-
1950
HMS Vanguard
21.04.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (miscellaneous duties)
1951
-
1953
Commanding Officer, HMS Turpin (submarine)
(05.1953)


no appointment listed



Staff Officer (Submarines), Naval Equipment Department (Bath)
03.01.1955
-
(04.1955)
HMS President (for joint services staff course)
1955


Commanding Officer, HMS Triumph
12.1955
-
(01.)1956
Executive Officer, HMS Ark Royal
1956
-
1958
Commanding Officer, HMS Contest
1958
-
1960
British Joint Services Mission, Washington
05.04.1960
-
(07.)1961
Commanding Officer, HMS Adamant & Captain (S/M) 3rd Submarine Squadron
1962


imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College
23.01.1963
-
1965
Deputy Director of Pans (J), Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President], later: Deputy Director of Defence Plans (Navy), Ministry of Defence
20.07.1965
-
04.05.1967
Commanding Officer, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (east of Suez)
25.07.1967
-
(02.)1969
Flag Officer Sea Training and in command, Portland Naval Base [HMS Osprey]
1969
-
1969
Flag Officer, Plymouth
10.11.1969
-
1972
Flag Officer, Submarines [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)] & NATO Comdr Submarines, E Atlantic
Chairman, Grovebell Group Ltd, 1972-1975. Member Management Committee, The Freedom Association, 1978-1985. President, Royal Naval Benevolent Trust, 1978-1984. County Councillor, Surrey, 1977-1981.
Royle,
Sir Guy Charles Cecil
G.C.C. Royle
G.C.C. Royle
G.C.C. Royle
G.C.C. Royle
G.C.C. Royle
G.C.C. Royle
G.C.C. Royle G.C.C. Royle

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17.08.1885
Esher
-
04.01.1954
Ferndown, Dorset
...
...
Capt.
30.06.1923
R.Adm.
20.07.1935
V.Adm.
12.01.1939
Adm.
29.10.1942 (retd 1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1936
?
Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
1919
?
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
28.05.1946
?
Grand Cross of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON
08.10.1946
?
1914 - 1919 served European War (despatches, CMG); Gunnery Officer, HMS Marlborough, battle of Jutland 1916 ; on staff of Adm. Sir Charles Edward Madden, Second in Command, Grand Fleet 1917-1920)
1920 - 1922 Executive Officer, HMS Iron Duke, flagship Mediterranean Fleet
1923     Assistant to Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance
1924 - 1927 Naval Attaché, British Embassy, Tokyo
1927 - 1929 Commanding Officer, HMS Canterbury
1930 - 1932 HMS Excellent
1933 - 1934 HMS Glorious
1934 - 1937 Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
1937 - 07.1939 Vice-Admiral, Aircraft Carriers
1939 - 1941 Naval Secretary to First Lord, Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Chief of Naval Air Services
21.04.1941 - 25.12.1945 lent to RAN (lastly Naval Liaison Officer):
18.07.1941 - 1945 First Naval Member, Commonwealth Naval Board
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod since 1946; Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain since 1948.
       
 
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