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Ward,
Basil Chrystie

B.C. Ward
Son of ... Ward, and ... Ward (née Underwood).
Married; at least one son.
06.06.1915
Tendring district, Essex
-
04.06.1972
St Marylebone district, London
Cadet
01.09.1932
Midsh.
01.05.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1935
S.Lt.
16.03.1936
Lt.
30.08.1938, seniority 16.02.1938
< 04.1940, seniority 01.02.1938
< 04.1944, seniority 01.08.1937
A/Lt.Cdr.
26.05.1944? [acting rank]
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944 [appointed rank]
Lt.Cdr.
09.02.1946, seniority 01.08.1945
A/Cdr.
?
Cdr.
30.06.1951 (General List 01.01.1957) (retd 28.07.1958)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1940
New Year 40 [investiture 07.05.40]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
28.12.1943
services in Dover Command [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
31.03.1942
attack battlecruiser Nore 12.02.42
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
New Year 45
27.08.1932
-
28.03.1935
HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Home Fleet & Africa)
29.03.1935
-
25.09.1935
HMS Leander (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
26.09.1935
-
15.11.1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President] & promotion course, Portsmouth
16.11.1936
-
22.12.1936
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
23.12.1936
-
09.04.1937
third hand, HMS Stoke (minesweeper) (Mediterranean)
10.04.1937
-
08.09.1939
third hand, HMS Duncan (flotilla leader) (China)
09.09.1939
-
13.08.1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Woolston (destroyer)
14.08.1941
-
15.12.1942
HMS Mackay (destroyer)
16.12.1942
-
12.01.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 243 (motor torpedo boat) (24th MTB Flotilla)
13.01.1943
-
03.01.1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 25 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)], also:
(08.)1943
-
(10.)1943
Senior Officer, 5th MTB Flotilla
(10.)1943
-
03.01.1944
Senior Officer, HM MTBs Dover
04.01.1944
-
25.05.1944
HMS Bee (Coastal Forces base, Holeyhead)
26.05.1944
-
11.12.1944
HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover) (for MTBs and MLs)
12.12.1944
-
28.10.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Croome (destroyer)
29.10.1945
-
28.11.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Belvoir (destroyer)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
21.06.1946
-
22.05.1949
HMS Royal Albert (RN base, Berlin/Hamburg)
23.05.1949
-
12.01.1950
HMS President (Admiralty)
13.01.1950
-
10.01.1951
HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
11.01.1951
-
01.04.1953?
HMS President (Admiralty)
02.04.1953
-
30.01.1955?
Commanding Officer, HMS St Austell Bay (frigate)
31.01.1955
-
17.03.1957?
HMS President (Admiralty) (for miscellaneous services)
18.03.1957
-
28.07.1958?
HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
Ward,
Sir Melvill Willis;
Baronet, of Wilbraham Place (1914)
M.W. Ward
Second son (with one brother) of Col. Sir Edward Willis Duncan Ward, 1st Bt (1853-1928), and Florence Caroline Simons (1859?-1934).
Succeeded brother, 1930.
Married 1st ((12?).1907, Westminster district, London; marriage dissolved 1944) Alice Sophia Cobbett (?-1962), daughter of William Cobbett.
Married 2nd ((09?).1944, Newton Abbot district, Devon) Helene Glorney Guggenheim (died 1962), daughter of Isaac Guggenheim.
Married 3rd ((12?).1965, Westminster district, London) Mrs Margaret Mary Risley, widow of Capt. Ralph Risley, USN (author of House of Healing, 1962).

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25.05.1885
Woolwich district, London
-
29.08.1973
Rockport, Massachusetts, USA
A/S.Lt. 30.07.1904
S.Lt. 25.11.1905, seniority 30.07.1904 (retd 19.10.1906)
Lt. (emgcy) 07.08.1914
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy) 30.07.1915

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 20.02.1919 Palestine 17
Mention in Despatches MID 14.09.1918 Dardanelles 01.18
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM -  
15.01.1900     entered RN
1914 - 1919 Rejoined Royal Navy on outbreak of war; posted as Lieutenant to Royal Naval College, Keyham; Commissioned HMS Raglan, 3rd June, 1915; proceeded to Mediterranean; served during operations at Gallipoli, including evacuation of Helles; 1st Lieutenant HMS Raglan; operations in Gulf of Smyrna; operations in connection with Salonica Force; took part in fight with Breslau and Goeben; was in command of HMS Raglan during most of the fight, in consequence of Captain Viscount Broome being injured. When the HMS Raglan was sunk by a torpedo off Gallipoli, swam ashore, a distance of three-quarters of a mile, although wounded in the leg. Appointed Lieut. -Commander; 1st Lieutenant HMS Arrogant, Dover
23.08.1939 - (12.1943) Executive Officer, HMS Impregnable (boys' training establishment, St Budeaux)
(04.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
Ward,
Peter Ronald

P.R. Ward
27.10.1910
[Alverstoke district, Hampshire ?]
-
15.02.1997
Winchester, Hampshire
Cadet
01.05.1927
Midsh.
01.01.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1930
S.Lt.
01.01.1931
Lt.
01.08.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1940
A/Cdr.
06.1945?
Cdr.
30.06.1947 (General List 01.01.1957) (retd 27.01.1960)
30.04.1927
-
(07.)1927
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
12.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
15.03.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
01.05.1930
-
(02.)1931
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
07.09.1931
-
(01.)1932
HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
05.09.1932
 
 
joined submarine service
29.12.1932
-
(06.)1933
for duty with "M" Group of submarines in reserve at Portsmouth [HMS L 14, L 17, L 25 & L 8] [tenders to HMS Pigmy]
01.09.1933
-
(11.1934)
HMS L 19 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Mackay]
02.01.1935
-
06.11.1936
First Lieutenant, HMS L 23 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Lucia, from 10.06.1936 HMS Titania]
06.11.1936
-
12.04.1937
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China)  (as spare First Lieutenant for submarines)
12.04.1937
-
(10.1938)
First Lieutenant, HMS Phoenix (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Medway]
(02.1939)
-
(04.1939)
no appointment listed
24.04.1939
-
13.07.1939
submarine Commanding Officer's qualifying course [HMS Dolphin]
13.07.1939
-
09.1939
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (6th Submarine Flotilla) (spare Commanding Officer for submarines)
09.1939
-
26.01.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS H 31 (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
26.01.1940
-
16.04.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS H 49 (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
16.04.1940
-
09.05.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Oberon (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
09.05.1940
-
17.08.1940
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (as spare Commanding Officer for submarines)
17.08.1940
-
07.03.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Usk (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin, from 12.12.1940 to HMS Medway]
07.03.1941
-
22.04.1941
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (as spare Commanding Officer for submarines)
 1941
-
1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Ursula (submarine)
22.04.1941
-
08.08.1941
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship)
08.08.1941
-
20.08.1942
HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (Rothesay) (as Staff Officer (Operations) and for duty with submarines)
20.08.1942
-
09.1943
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.1943
-
(01.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Vanoc (destroyer)
17.04.1945
-
06.06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Forester (destroyer)
06.1945
-
(10.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Attacker (escort carrier)
21.02.1946
-
(04.1947)
HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
12.01.1948
-
(07.1948)
HMS Vernon (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Portsmouth) (borne for duty in HMS Royalist)
05.02.1949
-
(05.1949)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tintagel Castle (corvette)
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
04.1952
-
(07.)1954
Executive Officer, HMS Howard (RN depot, Ottawa, Ont., Canada)
08.11.1954
-
(01.1956)
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1957)


no appointment listed
04.02.1957
-
(01.1959)
Staff Officer (Logistics), Naval Forces Central Europe, NATO (Fontainebleau, France)
Ward,
Samuel
S. Ward (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)
?
-
Boatsw. 03.04.1915 (retd)
01.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
Wardle,
Harry
H. Wardle
H. Wardle
H. Wardle 
Married (1944) Edna (née...); one son.
26.10.1918
-
01.09.2007
Boy 2nd cl.
12.02.1935
A/Gnr. (T)
15.11.1943
Gnr. (T)
1944?, seniority 15.11.1943
Lt.
1949, seniority 08.08.1946
Lt.Cdr.
08.08.1954 (retd 29.10.1958)
Lt.Cdr. RNR
27.10.1959, seniority 26.03.1955 (reverted to RN retd 26.10.1968)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD
12.08.1966
-
Education: school, Liverpool (...-1932)
Co-op errand boy until made redundant on his 16th birthday.
12.02.1935
 
 
HMS Ganges
1935
-
1936
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet Plymouth and Gibraltar)
1936
-
1937
HMS Leander (cruiser) (Spanish Patrol (Spanish Civil War)
1937
-
1937
HMS Witch (destroyer) (Irish Patrol, Southern Ireland)
1937
-
1939
HMS Adventure (minelayer) (China Station general service (in Shanghai during Japanese bombing of city))
1939
-
1939
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (educational training; candidate for rating pilot in Fleet Air Arm)
1939
-
1939
HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport) (training in torpedoes and electrical work; rating pilot scheme cancelled with war likely)
1939
-
1940
HMS Griffin (destroyer) (1st Flotilla; operated in North Sea, Norwegian campaign and evacuation from France; then from 1940 Mediterranean: Battles of Taranto, Matapan, Tobruk, Malta, Greece and Crete; then 1942 Eastern Fleet: General service in Indian Ocean; based at Trincomalee and later Mombasa; back in the Mediterranean for June 1942 convoy only)
1943


HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport) (qualified as Torpedo Officer)
(12.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
03.02.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Inconstant (destroyer) (Russian convoy escort duties based at Gourock on the Clyde; then D-Day escorting invasion fleet; member of anti-submarine group escorting convoys or hunting U-boats in Channel waters; based at Gladstone Dock, Liverpool)
1945
-
1946
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) & HMS Deepwater (completion of diving training)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
25.10.1946
-
04.1948
Officer-in-Charge of the Plymouth Diving School [HMS Defiance (torpedo and electrical school, Devonport)] (1947 HMS Deepwater, RN diving school - time out to qualify in deep diving)
11.04.1948
-
(05.)1950
HMS Reclaim, deep diving vessel (Senior Diving Officer under Cdr Bill Shelford (CO and Superintendent of Diving).; set new world deep diving record of 535 feet (PO Wilfred Bollard))
1950


Navigating Officer, HMS Mediator (fleet tug)
1951
-
1951
HMS Reclaim (deep diving vessel) (First Lieutenant during search for sunken submarine HMS Affray, lost with all hands)
17.12.1951
-
1954
Senior Diving Officer of the principal RN Diving School [HMS Vernon (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Portsmouth)] (qualified in Clearance Diving)
18.01.1954
-
(01.)1956
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (Fleet Clearance Diving Officer for the Far East Station covering Singapore, Malaya and Hong Kong)
1956
-
1958
HMS Vernon (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Portsmouth) (Deputy Superintendent of Diving) 
27.10.1959
-
26.10.1968
Royal Naval Reserve (Unattached List (Solent Division))
Successful second career in civil engineering and commercial diving.
Published
: Forecastle to quarterdeck (1994); Dive navy (2002)
Waring,
Alfred Noel

A.N. Waring
Son of Alfred John and Katherine Waring.
Husband of Edna Blanche Waring, of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire.
(12?).1902
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
-
17.07.1942
[age 39]
[Hawarden Cemetery, 4G.16]
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1923
S.Lt.
18.12.1924, seniority 15.03.1924
Lt.
15.03.1926
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1934 (retd 13.08.1935; own request)
(08.1923)
 
 
no appointment listed
18.12.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Velox (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
20.03.1926
-
(05.)1926
pilots' course, RAF Base, Leuchars
19.11.1926
-
06.1927
pilot, No. 444 Flight FAA [HMS Vindictive (cruiser)] (China)
06.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (China)
24.02.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Whitshed (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
24.06.1931
-
(06.)1933
Commanding Officer, HMS Caterham (twin-screw minesweeper) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Dryad]
20.07.1933
-
(07.1934)
HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(07.1935)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.03.1939
-
(08.1939)
Executive Officer, HMS Saltburn (twin-screw minesweeper; signal and navigation schools' sloop)
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
12.08.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)
21.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)
20.02.1942
-
17.07.1942
HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire) (air crash)
Warne,
Robert Spencer

R.S. Warne (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 8432))
Son of E.S. Warne, London.
Married (1925) Dorothy Hadwen Wheelwright (died 1976); three sons.

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26.06.1903
Kensington district, London
-
15.08.1990
Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1936
Capt. 31.12.1941
R.Adm. 07.07.1951 (retd 15.04.1955)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1953 New Year 53 [investiture 10.02.53]

Commander of the Order of the British Empire

CBE 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [investiture 29.07.47]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth
1925


joined submarine Branch
...
-
...
...
(04.1940)


HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth) *
17.11.1940
-
(12.1941)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Admiral (S) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
10.01.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
29.04.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) & as Captain (S) 3rd Submarine Flotilla
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
...
-
...
...
1951
-
1953
Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel, Admiralty
1953
-
1955
Flag Officer, Germany and Chief British Naval Representative in the Allied Control Commission
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warner,
Gerald Harman
G.H. Warner (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 24579))
Son of Charles Edward Warner (1865-1937), and Ethel Constantina Catherine Cornfoot (c. 1868-?).
Married 1st Vere Chamberlain.
Married 2nd Catharine Beatrice Sharp.

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15.01.1893
Tonbridge district, Kent
-
08.04.1979
Tonbridge district, Kent
Lt. 15.03.1916
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1924
Cdr. 30.06.1929
Capt. 31.12.1936 (retd 02.01.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 17.07.1919 HMS Dublin
Commendation Comdn 15.09.1916 Battle of Jutland
15.01.1906
 
 
entered RN
18.11.1918
-
(01.1919)
Flag Lieutenant to Sir Charles Madden [HMS Revenge (battleship)]
(1919)


HMS Dublin (destroyer)
15.05.1922
-
(01.)1925
Flag Lieutenant / Lieutenant-Commander to Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean & Assistant Fleet (S) Officer [HMS Iron Duke (battleship), later HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
23.06.1925
-
(07.1927)
staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
03.01.1928
-
(06.1928)
Executive Officer, HMS Colombo (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
05.12.1929
-
(10.1930)
Maintenance Commander, Chatham [HMS Pembroke] (and for Physical and Recreational Training duties)
13.01.1931
-
(01.)1932
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
03.04.1932
-
(01.1934)
Executive Officer, HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (East Indies)
(07.1935)


no appointment listed
13.09.1935
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
(02.1937)
-
(07.1937)
no appointment listed
18.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College
23.01.1939
-
(02.)1939
tactical investigation, Tactical School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
27.02.1939 - 20.01.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Tartar (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
21.09.1940 - (02.)1941 Director of Operations (Foreign), Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
16.08.1941 - (10.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM Signal School, RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Mercury]
22.12.1943 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Britannia & in charge of Royal Naval College, Eaton, Chester
1945? - 02.01.1946 also: Naval ADC to the King
(04.1946)     HMS President *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warrand,
Selwyn John Power
S.J.P. Warrand (Photo: HMS Hood Association) Photo: HMS Hood Association
Married; one son, one daughter.

06.02.1904
Kensington, London
-
24.05.1941
(MPK) [age 37]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
Midsh.
15.01.1922
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1924
S.Lt.
07.01.1926, seniority 30.11.1924
Lt.
30.06.1926
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1934
A/Cdr.
> 02.1941, < 04.1941
24.01.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Marlborough (battleship)
25.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
20.04.1926
-
(05.1926)
HMS Lowestoft (cruiser)
(02.1927)
 
 
no appointmnet listed
27.04.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Vansittart (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
08.04.1929
-
(08.)1929
long navigation course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
05.09.1929
-
(04.)1930
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
26.07.1930
-
(09.1932)
Navigating Officer, HMS Veronica (sloop) (New Zealand)
03.05.1933
-
(06.)1933
HMS Drayd (navigation school, Portsmouth) (temporary)
14.11.1933
-
(01.)1934
Navigating Officer, HMS Neptune (cruiser) (Portsmouth)
02.02.1934
-
(02.)1937
Navigating Officer, HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(07.1937)
 
 
no appointment listed
11.1937
-
(02.)1938
Navigating Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
(06.1938)


no appointment listed
28.07.1938
-
(09.1939)
Navigating Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship)
13.03.1940 -
24.05.1941
Navigating Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) & as Squadron Navigating Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron
[missing, presumed killed when HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic]
Warren,
George Henry
G.H. Warren

Son of Samuel and Jessica Warren, husband of Ruby Warren.

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25.03.1891
Poplar, London
-
29.06.1947
[age 56]
[Portsdown (Christ Church) Churchyard, Hampshire, E.R.1]
Gnr.
07.06.1917
Cd.Gnr.
07.06.1927
Lt.
30.06.1931
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1939 (retd 25.03.1941)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
02.01.1939
New Year 39
01.07.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Torpedo Boat No. 14 (small torpedo boat, old destroyer type)
01.01.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Calypso (light cruiser) (for DF & I duty)
08.1924
-
(05.1926)
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (for DF&I duties)
09.11.1926
-
(08.1929)
HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China) (for DF&I duties) [ship commissioned at 08.12.1927]
08.01.1930
-
(04.)1930
HMS Kennet (fishery protection gunboat (trawler))
(10.1930)


short course of instruction
14.10.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (for DF duties)
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
20.04.1932
-
(09.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Mist (drifter) (Home Fleet)
16.02.1933
-
(05.)1933
First Lieutenant, HMS Dee (fishery protection gunboat (trawler))
19.05.1933
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS St Martin (tug) (Portsmouth)
(07.1935)


no appointment listed
13.01.1936
-
(02.)1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Moy (trawler) (Mediterranean)
24.05.1937
-
01.06.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS St Fagan (tug) (Portsmouth) [sunk at Dunkirk after bomber attack]
05.11.1940
-
(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tedworth (minesweeper; RN deep diving vessel) *
07.1943
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tedworth (minesweeper; RN deep diving vessel) *
?
-
29.06.1947
HMS Resource (repair ship) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
* (02.1943) - (06.1943) indexed, but not listed as such
Warren,
Guy Langton
G.L. Warren

Son of Frederic and Margaret Warren, of Liverpool.
Married ((06?).1915, St George Hanover Square district, London) Kathleen May Peel, daughter of late Col. H.H. Peel, CBE; one son, one daughter.

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13.02.1888
-
11.01.1961
Keyford, Yeovil, Somerset
... ...
Capt. 30.06.1931
R.Adm. 08.07.1941 (retd 09?.07.1941)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 12.06.1947 HM's birthday 47 [investiture 04.11.47]
Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 08.10.1946 as Chief of Navy Sub-Section of Allied Commission Italy
15.01.1903     entered RN
... - ... ...
15.09.1938 - (04.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
22.06.1940 - (02.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Berwick (heavy cruiser)
28.04.1941 - (06.)1944 Rear-Admiral Unallocated Landing Ships [HMS Monck II (Greenock)]
(10.1944)     HMS Pioneer (aircraft maintenance ship) *
(01.1945)     HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto) *
19.02.1945 - (04.1946) as Representative of Flag Officer, Taranto Adriatic Liaison Italy, in Rome, Chief Naval Sub-Commission, Allied Commission [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)] (CB, LM)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Warren,
John Russell de Meza
J.R. de M. Warren

Son of Amos Henry and Lily Vaughan Warren.
Husband of Barbara Joan Warren (née Simmons), of Ashstead, Surrey.
(03?.)1907
Wycombe
-
16.04.1941
(KIA} [age 34]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 2]
Midsh. (E)
15.09.1926
S.Lt. (E)
18.02.1929, seniority 01.11.1928
A/Lt. (E)
07.08.1930
Lt. (E)
30.01.1931, seniority 01.04.1930
Lt.Cdr. (E)
01.04.1938
Mention in Despatches MID
05.08.1941
sank Italian convoy escorts 16.04.41
15.09.1926
-
(04.)1930
course of instruction in engineering, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
12.08.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
24.09.1931
-
(09.1932)
advanced course of instruction in engineering, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
08.09.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
01.1934
-
(07.)1935
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
13.09.1935
-
(07.)1937
staff, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
14.09.1937
-
(09.1939)
an Assistant Engineer Inspector, Department of the Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
1941
-
16.04.1941
HMS Mohawk (destroyer) (torpedoed by Italian destroyer Tarigo & sunk by RN in central Mediterranean)
Washbourn,
John Ernle
J.E. Washbourn
Son of H.E.A. Washbourn, Nelson, NZ.
Brother of R.Adm. Richard Everley Washbourn, CB, DSO, OBE, RN.
26.11.1918
Collingwood, Nelson, New Zealand
-
08.2009
Cadet 01.01.1937
Midsh. 01.01.1938
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1940
S.Lt. 1940?, seniority 01.10.1939
Lt. 16.08.1941
Lt.Cdr. 16.08.1949
Cdr. 31.12.1958 (retd < 02.1968)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE 13.06.1959 HM's birthday 59
Education: Nelson College, New Zealand; RN College, Dartmouth.
01.01.1937  - 31.12.1937 special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher  (cadet training cruiser) (under the Dominion Scheme) from New Zealand
01.01.1938 - (02.)1939 HMS Amphion (cruiser) (Portsmouth)
08.02.1939 - (09.1939) HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1940 - (04.)1940 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
04.09.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Danae (cruiser)
(02.1941) - (08.1942) HMS Danae (cruiser) *
02.01.1943 - (02.)1943 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, NJ, USA) (for landing craft, infantry (large))
18.04.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations training establishment, Troon) (for landing craft, infantry (large))
1943 - (08.)1943 HMNZS Achilles (cruiser)
15.09.1943 - (04.1946) HMNZS Gambia (light cruiser)
11.1947     transferred RNZN
01.11.1947 - (05.)1949 HMNZS Philomel
10.08.1949 - (05.1950) Executive Officer, HMNZS Pukaki
10.01.1952 - (05.1953) Commanding Officer, HMNZS Tui
(07.1954)     no appointment listed
(04.1955)     HMNZS Ngapona (RNZN Reserve Division, Auckland) *
(01.1956)     lent to RN
17.04.1956 - (01.1957) HMNZS Royalist
07.08.1958 - (01.1959) Commanding Officer, HMNZS Endeavour
20.06.1960 - (02.)1963 Drafting Commander, HMNZS Philomel
12.06.1963 - (02.1964) HMNZS Wakefield (for duty on staff of SEATO Military Planning Office, Bangkok)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Washbourn,
Richard Everley
"Wash"
R.E. Washbourn

Son of H.E.A. Washbourn, Nelson, NZ.
Brother of Cdr. John Ernle Washbourn, OBE, RN.
Married (1943) June Herapath, daughter of L.M. Herapath, Auckland, NZ; one son, one daughter.

further biographical material (obituaries, reference works) might be available upon request

14.02.1910
Sumner, Christchurch New Zealand
-
08.08.1988
Onekaka, Nelson, New Zealand
Midsh. 01.01.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1931
S.Lt. 22.08.1932, seniority 01.01.1931
Lt. 19.06.1933, seniority 01.02.1932
Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1940
Cdr. 30.06.1944
Capt. 30.06.1950
R.Adm. 07.07.1959 (retd 15.11.1962)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 31.12.1960 New Year 61 [investiture 14.02.61]

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 23.02.1940 Battle of the River Plate 13.12.39 * [decoration presented]

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE 02.01.1950 New Year 50
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 15.12.1942 action U-boat 06.42

* Who, when early in the action several splinters struck the gun director tower, at once killing three men and wounding two others inside the tower, though wounded on the head by a splinter which half stunned him and killed the man behind him, continued to control the main armament with the utmost coolness.  He set a magnificent example to the rest of the Director Tower crew, who all stood to their posts and made light of the incident.  Thus the primary control kept working and secured throughout the action a high rate of hits on the enemy.

Education: Nelson College, New Zealand; RN College, Dartmouth.
1927     entered Royal Navy by Special Entry (under the Dominion Scheme) from New Zealand
1928     HMS Erebus (monitor; cadet training ship & turret drill ship, Devonport)
05.02.1929 - (02.)1931 HMS London (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
30.04.1931 - (01.)1932 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
1932 - 1932 promotion course, Portsmouth
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
15.11.1932 - (06.)1933 HMS Warspite (battleship) (Home Fleet)
03.08.1933 - (02.)1936 HMNZS Diomede (cruiser)
(08.1936)     no appointment listed
24.09.1936 - 03.01.1937 qualifying for gunnery duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1937 - (07.)1937 qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent
01.11.1937 - (10.1938) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
27.01.1939 - 1942 Gunnery Officer, HMNZS Achilles (cruiser)
(06.1942)     on passage SS Waiwera (ship sunk)
29.07.1942 - 02.1943 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
02.1943 - (06.)1943 Experimental Department, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
23.08.1943 - (04.)1944 Gunnery Officer, HMS Anson (battleship)
(06.1944)     HMNZS Gambia (cruiser) *
(10.)1944 - (04.)1946 Scientific and Technical Staff at Admiralty Gunnery Establishment, Teddington [under Naval Ordnance Department]
01.10.1946 - (07.)1948 Executive Officer, HMNZS Bellona (cruiser)
05.06.1948 - 1950 Commander/Captain Superintendent HMNZ Dockyard, Devonport, Auckland & Naval Officer-in-Charge, Auckland [HMNZS Philomel]
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
1950 - 1953 Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.1953 - (05.)1953 Commanding Officer, HMS Manxman (minelayer)
30.09.1953 - (04.)1955 Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer (Flotillas), Mediterranean [HMS Ranpura]
(01.1956)     no appointment listed
26.03.1956 - 03.05.1958 Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1959)     no appointment listed
1959 - 1959 Commanding Officer, HMS Tiger (cruiser)
29.10.1959 - (01.)1960 Admiralty [HMS President] (for temporary duty with Second Sea Lord)
09.02.1960 - 1962 Director­General Weapons, Admiralty [HMS President]
1963 - (03.)1965 First Naval Member & Chief of Naval Staff, RNZN
Literature: obituary in: The Daily Telegraph book of naval obituaries (2004, p. 30-33).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Washington,
Basil George
J.R. Watson

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06.08.1877
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
-
25.08.1940
(MPK) [age 63]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 1, column 1]
A/S.Lt.
15.08.1898
S.Lt.
29.04.1899, seniority 15.08.1898
Lt.
31.12.1900
...
...
Capt.
30.06.1919
R.Adm.
06.04.1931 (retd 07.04.1931)
V.Adm. (retd)
01.01.1936
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
24.08.1939
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
1919
?

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
11.11.1919

for distinguished services in command of "Windsor Castle" in action off Fort Alexandrovsk on the 21st May, 1919

Mention in Despatches MID
1919?
?
15.01.1892
 
 
entered RN
10.05.1922
-
(08.1923)
Commanding Officer, HMS Durban (light cruiser)
01.09.1924
-
(05.)1926
Assistant to Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President]
11.10.1926
-
(02.)1927
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich
25.03.1927
-
(06.1928)
Captain-in-Charge of Naval Establishments, Simonstown [HMS Flora (gunboat; depot ship at Simonstown)
01.07.1929
-
(08.)1929
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
03.08.1929
-
(08.1930)
Commanding Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(10.1930)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1931)
 
 
no appointment listed
17.02.1931
-
06.04.1931
also: Naval ADC to the King
24.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham) (for convoy duties)
1940
-
25.08.1940
HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for convoy duties) (missing, presumed killed while on passage steamship Harpalyce as Commodore of Convoy HX.65A, when the ship was torpedoed & sunk by U-124)
Watch,
Harold Stanley Parsons
H.S.P. Watch
05.05.1903
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
15.02.1981
Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire
... ...
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1933
Paym.Cdr. = Cdr. (S) 30.06.1940 (retd 05.05.1953)
A/Capt. (S) < 07.1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1943 New Year 43 [investiture 09.03.43]
... - ... ...
1939 - 1946 Secretary to V.Adm. / Adm. A.U. Willis in his different positions:
12.04.1939 - (02.)1941 Secretary to Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta), later HMS Warspite (battleship)]
08.1941 - (12.1941) Admiral's Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic [HMS Edinburgh Castle (depot ship)]
26.02.1942 - (02.)1943 Secretary to Vice-Admiral Commanding 3rd Battle Squadron and Second-in-Command, Eastern Fleet [HMS Resolution (battleship)] (OBE)
03.1943 - (08.)1943 Secretary to Flag Officer Commanding Force H [HSM Nelson (battleship)]
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
14.10.1943 - (12.1943) Admiral's Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, Levant [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
08.03.1944 - 1946 Secretary to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
Waterhouse,
John Valentine
J.V. Waterhouse
14.02.1911
Bucklow, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
18.03.1984
Plymouth, Devon
Lt.
01.02.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.02.1941
A/Cdr.
< 08.1943
Cdr.
31.12.1944
Capt.
30.06.1952 (retd 10.06.1961)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
05.01.1943
ramming & sinking U-boat Western Approaches 14.10.42 [investiture 28.09.43]

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
02.01.1950
New Year 50: Antarctic cruise
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Norwegian War Cross NorWC
29.12.1942
services with Norwegian corvette flotilla
...
-
...
...
12.10.1937
-
(04.1940)
HMS Arethusa (cruiser)
(02.1941)


HMS Latona (minelayer) *
09.12.1941
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Viscount (destroyer)
(08.1943)


HMS Egret (sloop) *
07.10.1943
-
(12.1943)
Training Commander, HMS Canada (RN base, Halifax, NS)
?
-
(04.1944)
HMCS Stadacona (RCN base, Halifax, NS)
15.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Rochester (sloop)
09.02.1945
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Katrine (frigate)
14.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
Japanese Movements Control, HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore)
15.01.1948
-
(05.)1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Sparrow (sloop)
14.07.1949
-
(05.1950)
RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
...
-
... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Waters,
David Watkin
J.D. Waters
Son of Lt. William Waters, RN, and Jessie Rhena Whitemore.
Married ((09?).1946, Chicester district, Sussex) Hope Pritchard (22.01.1912 - 13.06.2009), widow of his brother Lt.Cdr. William Erskine Waters, DFC, RN (1910-1943), and daughter of William Ambrose Pritchard (1876-1941), and Amy Ada Frieda Bertha von Laer (1887-1915).

02.08.1911
St Germans, Cornwall
-
28.11.2012
Christchurch, New Zealand
RAF:  
(T) F/O 20.01.1935
(T) F/Lt. 01.07.1938
RN:  
Cadet 01.05.1929
Midsh. 01.01.1930
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1932
S.Lt. 01.01.1933
Lt. 01.10.1934
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1942 (retd 16.12.1950)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Blake Term, 1925-1928).
27.04.1929 - (04.)1930 HMS Barham (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.04.1930 - (01.)1932 HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
01.05.1932 - 08.01.1933 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
09.01.1933 - (06.)1933 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
10.10.1933 - (11.1934) HMS Achilles (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
20.01.1935 - (07.1935) pilot's course, No. 1 Flying Training School, Leuchars [attached to RAF]
30.01.1936 - (01.)1937 pilot, S/R Squadron 821 FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
18.01.1937 - (10.)1938 pilot, TSR Squadron 813 FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (China) [attached to RAF]
21.12.1938 - (02.)1939 Training Squadron FAA, RAF Station, Gosport [attached to RAF]
27.02.1939 - (05.1939) pilot, TSR Squadron 811 FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
(08.1939) - (04.1940) Fleet Air Arm
15.04.1940 - 13.08.1940 pilot, 767 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)] (shot down in his aircraft and captured)
13.08.1940 - 1945 POW in German captivity
26.02.1946 - (05.1950) Historical Section, Tactical and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Curator of navigation and astronomy & (deputy) director, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Published
: The art of navigation in Elizabethan and early Stuart times (1958); The rutters of the sea : the sailing directions of Pierre Garcie : a study of the first English and French printed sailing directions, with facsimile reporductions (1967); The sea or mariner’s astrolabe (1966); The Saluki in history, art, and sport (with Hope Waters; 1969)
; The Iberian bases of the English art of navigation in the sixteenth century. In: Revista da Universidade de Coimbra (Vol. XXIV, 1970); The Elizabethan navy and the Armada of Spain (1975); Science and the techniques of navigation in the Renaissance (1976); English maritime books printed before 1801 : relating to ships, their construction and their operation at sea : including articles in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (with Thomas R. Adams; 1995); numerous articles.
Waters,
Reginald Kitto
R.K. Waters
18.07.1904
Helston, Cornwall
-
13.02.1972
Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey
...
...
Paym.Lt.
12.10.1926
Paym.Lt.Cdr. = Lt.Cdr. (S)
12.10.1934 (retd 22.04.1937) (reverted to retd < 04.1946)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
01.01.1962
New Year 62
...
-
...
...
08.1930
-
(01.)1932
Secretary to Chief Staff Officer of the Rear-Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer flotillas of the Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Coventry (cruiser)] (Mediterranean)
20.07.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for duty in Admiral's Office, Commander-in-Chief Plymouth)
05.09.1933
-
(07.1935)
RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake] (and as Assistant Port Librarian)
(02.1936)


no appointment listed
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
(02.1941)
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed
Senior Chief Executive Officer, Foreign Office.
Waters,
William Erskine
"Rick"
J.D. Waters
Son of Lt. William Waters, RN, and Jessie Rhena Whitemore.
Married (08.12.1934, London) Hope Pritchard (22.01.1912 - 13.06.2009), daughter of William Ambrose Pritchard (1876-1941), and Amy Ada Frieda Bertha von Laer (1887-1915); one daughter, one son. Hope Waters remarried (1946) her brother-in-law Lt.Cdr. David Watkin Waters, RN.

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07.02.1910
St Germans district, Cornwall
-
13.01.1943
[age 32]
[Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery, Kenya, Prot. Gen. Sec. grave 397]
Cadet 01.05.1927
Midsh. 01.01.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1930
S.Lt. 16.01.1931
Lt. 16.08.1932
Lt.Cdr. 16.08.1940

Distinguished Flying Cross

DFC 08.04.1941 ? [investiture 09.08.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 21.10.1941 Operation EF
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
15.09.1923     entered RN
... - ... ...
24.05.1939 - 05.09.1940 HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)
06.09.1940 - 30.09.1940 812 Squadron FAA [HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)]
01.10.1940 - 11.1941 Commanding Officer, 812 Squadron FAA [initially HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)] (DFC)
[involved in minelaying and bombing operations in coastal areas of Holland, Belgium and France from RAF North Coates, Detling, Thorney Island and St Eval, as part of RAF Coastal Command, from 03.1941involved in Malta Convoys to Gibraltar, HMS Argus, 30.07.1941 led strike against German port of Petsamo, took part in further Malta convoys HMS Furious and HMS Ark Royal]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
24.01.1942 - 13.01.1943 HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier) (despatches)
[drowned whilst swimming by HMS Illustrious]
Watkins,
Geoffrey Robert Sladen
G.R.S. Watkins
Son of Robert Arundel Watkins and Mary Etheldred Sladen.
Married (1909) Phillis Mabel, daughter of Mortimer Rooke, The Ivy, Chippenham, Wilts; one son, three daughters.

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31.07.1885
Chippenham district, Wiltshire
-
30.07.1950
Brockenhurst, Hampshire
...
...
Cdr.
31.12.1920
Capt.
31.12.1928
R.Adm.
06.01.1940 (retd 07.01.1940?)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.06.1917
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.12.1917
*
Mention in Despatches MID
WW I
?

* when in command of HM S/M E45 by torpedoing German Submarine UC 62

Education: HMS Britannia; air pilotage certificate
15.01.1901
 
 
entered RN



served for 19 years in the Submarine Service



served in submarines during European War, for the greater part in submarine minelayers (despatches, DSO and bar)
1927
-
1929
attached to the Air Ministry
1930
-
1931
Commanding Officer, HMS Champion
1931
-
1933
Senior Officer, Fifth Destroyer Flotilla, Atlantic Fleet,
1934
-
1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Centurion
1934
-
1936
Senior Officer, 2nd Submarine Flotilla, Home Fleet,
1936
-
1938
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet, the Nore
01.08.1939
-
06.01.1940
also Naval ADC to the King
06.05.1938
-
1940
Chief Staff Officer to Rear Admiral-in-Charge, Gibraltar [HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
01.02.1940
-
1941
British Naval Liaison Officer to French Naval Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS President (for liaison duty with French Navy)]
1941?
-
1942?
commanded the base at Harwich [HMS Badger ?]
15.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vindictive (fleet repair ship, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
01.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
Deputy Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Greenock [HMS Orlando]
Younger Brother of Trinity House.
Watkins,
Hubert James
H.J. Watkins
09.01.1913
Chester, Cheshire
-
16.12.2000
Chester and Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Prob. S.Lt.
10.06.1939
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.03.1939
Lt.
?, seniority 09.01.1937
Lt.Cdr.
09.01.1945 (retd 09.01.1958)
10.06.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Eskimo (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
11.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Alresford (minesweeper)
16.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Whitshed (destroyer)
10.06.1941
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HMS Walpole (destroyer)
14.12.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Troubridge (destroyer)
03.1944
-
06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Tetcott (destroyer)
02.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
23.09.1947
-
(05.)1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Chameleon (minesweeper)
05.09.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Resource (repair ship) (for miscellaneous services)
?
-
(05.1953)
Staff Officer, Ulster Division RNVR & Commanding Officer, HMS Kilmorey (ex-MMS 1034)
25.04.1955
-
(01.1957)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (miscellaneous duties)
Watkins,
John Kingdon
J.K. Watkins

Younger son of Dr John Grandisson Watkins (1882-1967), and Esme Kathleen G. Dawe (1881-1978), of Sidmouth, Devon.
Married (27.07.1946, Dedham, Colchester district, Essex) Third Officer Lettice Marjorie Hellaby, WRNS (26.04.1918 - 10.2003), elder daughter (with one sister) of Richard Sydney Hellaby (1887-1971), and Ruth Hollingsworth (1880-1945), of Dedham, Essex; one son, two daughters.
24.02.1913
Taunton, Somerset
-
13.05.1970
St Marylebone district, London (formerly of Caston, Nr Attleborough, Norfolk)
Paym.Cadet 01.09.1930
Paym.Midsh. 01.09.1931
Paym.S.Lt. 01.06.1933
Paym.Lt. 01.06.1935
Paym.Lt.Cdr. = Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.06.1942
A/Paym.Cdr. = A/Cdr. (S) 01.01.1944?
Cdr. (S) 31.12.1947
Capt. (S) 31.12.1956
R.Adm. 07.01.1965 (retd 20.09.1967)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1967 New Year 67 [investiture 07.02.67]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1944 establishment port Naples
Education: Epsom College.
1930     entered RN (played rugby for the Navy (caps 12 v Army 1933-36, 38-39 v RAF1933-35, 38-39), England, etc.)
... - ... ...
15.09.1939 - (12.1941) RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia] (for duty with Special Entry Cadets)
03.02.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Howe (battleship)
18.08.1943 - (01.)1945 Base Supply Officer, Naples Area [HMS Hannibal, later HMS Byrsa] (OBE, despatches)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
15.10.1945 - 21.06.1948 Plans Division (Q), Admiralty [HMS President]
      Naval Staff College, 1948-1951; HMS Forth, 1951-1953; HMS Ark Royal, 1954-1956; Deputy Director, Naval War College, 1957-1959; Director Standing Group, NATO, 1959-1961; Secretary, Chiefs of Staff Committee, 1961-1964, also Director Defence Operations Staff, 1963-1964; Rear-Admiral (Personnel), Naval Air Command, 1964-1967 (CB)
Director: Metallurgical Plantmakers Federation; British Metalworking Plant Makers' Association; Ironmaking & Steelmaking Plant Contractors' Association.
Watling,
Kenneth Maxwell
K.M. Watling
(06?).1914
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
07.11.1964
Calabar, Nigeria (formerly of Weymouth, Dorset)
[served in Nigerian Navy; found drowned after a naval patrol against smugglers at the Calabar river near the Cameroon border]
Prob. S.Lt. RNR
08.08.1938
S.Lt. RNR
16.06.1939, seniority 08.08.1938
Prob. S.Lt.
10.06.1939
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.03.1939
Lt.
01.01.1942, seniority 09.03.1938
Lt.Cdr.
29.05.1946, seniority 09.03.1946 (retd 09.04.1959)
(08.1939)
-
(09.1939)
short course of instruction
20.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Glasgow (cruiser)
04.07.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Caradoc (cruiser)
03.05.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Skate (destroyer)
(02.1943)
-
(06.)1943
no appointment listed
12.07.1943
-
(12.1943)
RN Air Station Katakarunda [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon] (for torpedo duties)
(04.1944)


HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon) *
(06.1944)


HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon) *
15.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Wolfe (destroyer depot ship)
25.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
01.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Indefatigable
(05.1953)


HMS Ranpura *
20.07.1954
-
(01.1956)
Commanding Officer, HMS Annet
Royal Nigerian Navy, (07.1961)-(02.1963).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Watson,
Alan George

A.G. Watson
Married Dolores (née ...) (died 08.02.2008).
27.05.1922
London
-
25.02.2008
[Milland ?]
Cadet
01.01.1941
Midsh.
01.09.1941
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1943
S.Lt.
1943, seniority 01.08.1942
Lt.
01.01.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1952
Cdr.
31.12.1955
Capt.
31.12.1963
R.Adm.
07.07.1972 (retd 28.01.1977)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1975
?
01.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
23.11.1942
-
(02.)1943
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke] 
(06.1943)
-
(08.1943)
HMS Duke of York (battleship) *
04.10.1943
-
(10.)1943
HMS Erne
12.10.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Swift (destroyer)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
23.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Rajah (escort carrier)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
...
-
...
...
1974
-
1977
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
Chairman: Church of England Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Clubs, 1979-; Church of England Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Housing Association, 1979-.
* indexed, but not listed as such

Watson,
Arthur Oliver
A.O. Watson (Source: www.hmsdunedin.co.uk)
Son of the Rev. Arthur Herbert Watson, vicar of Long Preston, Leeds, and Louisa Caroline Yorke.
03.09.1902
Hexham, Northumberland
-
18.03.1992
Sutton, Surrey
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1922
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
30.08.1924
Lt.Cdr.
30.08.1932 (retd 03.09.1947)
A/Cdr.
< 04.1946
Cdr. (retd)
03.09.1947
RAF:

(T) F/O
04.01.1927
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
07.07.1942
sinking of Dunedin 24.11.41
03.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
25.04.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Walker (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
09.01.1926
-
(05.1926)
HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
04.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
pilots' course, No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon [attached to RAF]
21.12.1927
-
(08.1929)
pilot, No. 440 Flight FAA [HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)] (China) [attached to RAF]
(04.1930)


no appointment listed [attached to RAF]
08.06.1930
-
(09.1932)
pilot, No. 447 Flight FAA [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
08.03.1933


returned to naval duty
18.04.1933
-
(01.)1934
First Lieutenant, HMS Westcott (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
04.09.1934
-
(07.1935)
First Lieutenant, HMS Fame (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1936
-
(07.)1937
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
17.08.1937
-
(04.)1939
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Home Fleet)
07.07.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
09.01.1940
-
24.11.1941
HMS Dunedin (cruiser) (torpedoed & sunk, South Atlantic)
29.06.1942
-
(02.)1943
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
10.03.1943
-
(04.1946)
Air Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Watson,
Bertram Chalmers
B.C. Watson
Son of Charles Watson, Slateford & Edinburgh.
Married (1915) Isabel, daughter of John Buist, Broughty Ferry; one son, two daughters.

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20.03.1887
[Edinburgh?]
-
22.07.1976
[Hambledon, Portsmouth ?]
A/S.Lt.
15.08.1906
S.Lt.
06.04.1907, seniority 15.08.1906
Lt.
15.05.1908
Cdr.
30.06.1918
Capt.
31.12.1925
R.Adm.
23.07.1936 (retd 04.05.1940)
V.Adm. (retd)
04.05.1940
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
03.03.1942 (reverted to retd 1945/46)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
09.06.1938
HM's birthday 38
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.06.1917
services in the prosecution of the war
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Education: Merchiston; Temple Grove
15.01.1902


joined RN
1904


Midshipman, HMS Caesar
1905


HMS Bulwark, Mediterreanean
1914
-
1918
in Harwich Force as Navigating Officer throughout European War
09.01.1918
-
(01.1919)
Navigating Officer, HMS Curacoa (light cruiser)
15.10.1921
-
(08.)1923
Commanding Officer, HMS Hollyhock (sloop)
1923


instructor, HMS Thunderer
31.03.1924
-
14.04.1924
Admiralty [HMS President]
14.04.1924
-
(01.1925)
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1926)


no appointment listed
30.07.1926
-
(07.1927)
RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.05.1928
-
1930
Captain (D), 4th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Broke, accommodated in HMS Venomous] (Mediterranean)
21.04.1930
-
(01.)1932
Executive Officer, Tactical School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
22.07.1932
-
1933
Commanding Officer, HMS Curlew (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
24.08.1933
-
(01.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Valiant (battleship) (Home Fleet)
08.1934
-
(02.)1936
Director, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
13.04.1937
-
(07.)1937
HMS President (for miscellaneous service at Admiralty)
13.09.1937
-
(10.)1938
HMS President (for miscellaneous service at Admiralty)
15.12.1938
-
1940
Rear-Admiral (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin]
18.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
01.04.1940
-
1942
Flag Officer, Greenock [HMS Orlando]
03.03.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
(06.1943)
-
(08.1943)
HMS President *
26.10.1943
-
1945
Flag Officer Commanding Iceland (C) [HMS Baldur]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Watson,
Fischer Burges
F.B. Watson (Photo courtesy of Mr William Moloney) F.B. Watson (Photo courtesy of Mr Mark Jones)
Eldest son of late R.Adm. Burges Watson, RN, and Marie Thérèse Fischer, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Married 1st (29.12.1909, St Marks, St George Hanover Square district, London W) Sybil Mona Caroline Holden (died 1926), only daughter of late Major Harry Holden of Bramcote Hills, Notts.; three daughters.
Married 2nd (10.07.1931) Mabel Harford Underwood, 3rd daughter of late Captain P.C. Underwood, RN.

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03.09.1884
Langport, Southampton, Hampshire
-
14.08.1960
Chichester
Cadet 15.05.1899
Midsh. 15.10.1900
S.Lt. 15.12.1903
Lt. 31.08.1905
Lt.Cdr. 31.08.1913
Cdr. 31.12.1914
Capt. 31.12.1921
Cdre. 2nd cl. 17.04.1932
R.Adm. 30.09.1933 (retd 17.09.1935; own request) (reactivated 05.09.1939) (reverted to retd 15.08.1942)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 21.12.1943 Operation Husky
Distinguished Service Order DSO 04.06.1917 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.08.1944 Operation Shingle
Mention in Despatches MID 23.07.1918 for distinguished services in the night of 22-23.04.18 at Zeebrugge/Ostend
Mention in Despatches MID 17.11.1942 for outstanding devotion to duty during three years arduous service as Commodore of Ocean Convoys 39-42
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche
Letter of Praise LoP 1944? Operation Neptune
Letter on Vellum (30.06.1915; for the sinking of German torpedo boat destroyers, 17.10.1914)
Education: Private school (Ashdown House, Forest Row); HMS Britannia.
15.05.1899     entered RN
31.12.1914 - 04.1917 Commanding Officer, HMS Loyal
04.1917 - 16.09.1918 Commanding Officer, HMS Tempest
16.09.1918 - 18.03.1919 Commanding Officer, HMS Shakespeare (flotilla leader)
19.03.1919 - 17.06.1919 Commanding Officer, HMS Velox
18.06.1919 - 27.03.1920 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special service in Admiralty)
28.04.1920 - 30.01.1922 Assistant to Chief of Staff and Maintenance Captain, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
16.10.1922 - 03.1923? technical course
05.03.1923 - (08.1923) senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich
09.04.1924 - 09.04.1926 Commanding Officer, HMS Caledon (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(05.1926)     no appointment listed
09.08.1926 - 01.10.1926 technical course
05.11.1926 - (04.)1928 Chief Staff Officer to Rear Admiral-in-Charge Gibraltar [HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)]
(05.1928) - (06.1928) no appointment listed
18.06.1928 - (04.)1930 Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
26.05.1930 - (02.1931) Commanding Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) & Flag Captain, Atlantic Fleet
(01.1932)     no appointment listed
17.04.1932 - 05.1935 Commodore/Rear-Admiral Commanding New Zealand Station [HMS Diomede (cruiser), from 26.02.1932 HMS Dunedin (cruiser)] & First Naval Member, New Zealand Navy Board
(07.1935)     no appointment listed
1939 - 1942 convoy service:
05.09.1939 - 18.06.1940 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; with rank of Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR)
19.06.1940 - 10?.1940 on staff of Commander-in-Chief Western Approaches [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional)] (temporary; with rank of R.Adm.)
06.1940     aboard HMS Beagle (destroyer) (in charge of a demolition party for French ports)
06.1940? - 10.1940? liaison to French Navy
22.10.1940 - 14.08.1942 Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for Liverpool Convoy Pool; with rank of Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR)]
      staff Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean
10.11.1942 - 14.04.1943 Admiralty [HMS President] (additional; for service with Chief of Combined Operations outside Combined Operations HQ & in command of 1st LST Squadron; with rank of Capt.)
15.04.1943 - 06.05.1944 Senior Officer, Landing Ship Tank Flotilla, Mediterranean [HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algiers)] (with rank of Capt.) **
07.05.1944 - ? Senior Naval Officer, Selsey [HMS Odyssey (accounting base for Naval Parties) (additonal)] (with rank of Capt.)
10.09.1944 - (07.1945) Flag Officer-in-Charge, Harwich [HMS Badger]
* indexed, but not listed as such
** indexed as "Combined Operations HQ", but not listed as such
Watson,
John Dudley
J.D. Watson
Son of Leonard John and Norah Watson, of Sea View, Isle of Wight.
14.03.1909
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
08.06.1940
(KIA) [age 31]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 1, panel 2]
Midsh.
01.01.1927
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1929
S.Lt.
16.01.1930
Lt.
01.02.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.02.1940
09.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
02.05.1929
-
(08.1929)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
19.02.1930
-
11.08.1930
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.08.1930
-
(02.)1931
promotion course, Portsmouth
01.03.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Bridgewater (sloop) China)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
13.04.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS Broke (flotilla leader) (Devonport)
01.1936
-
(02.)1936
HMS Curlew (cruiser; gunnery and torpedo school cruiser, Portsmouth)
01.09.1936
-
(02.1937)
First Lieutenant, HMS Vidette (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
03.05.1937
-
(07.1937)
observers' course [HMS Excellent]
04.01.1938
-
08.06.1940
acting observer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Watts,
William Harold
W.H. Watts
09.10.1914
-
14.01.
1997
Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
T/Instr.Lt.
28.04.1937
Instr.Lt.Cdr.
28.04.1943
A/Instr.Cdr.
02.12.1944?
Instr.Cdr.
31.12.1948
Instr.Capt.
30.06.1958 (retd 06.11.1969)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
14.06.1969
HM's birthday 69

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Education: B.Eng.
28.04.1937
-
(07.1937)
insctructional entry course for Instructor Officers, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
08.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
02.05.1938
-
(06.)1938
Instructor Lieutenant (Meteorological), HMS Rodney (battleship)
04.12.1938
-
(09.)1939
Instructor Lieutenant (Meteorological), HMS Rodney (battleship)
02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
26.04.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
[service on Crete and evacuated from Sphakia aboard HMS Napier, 05.1941]
27.10.1941
-
(10.)1943
Royal Naval Air Station, Hatston, Orkney [HMS Sparrowhawk]
09.11.1943
-
12.1944
Fleet Meteorological Officer, Eastern Fleet [HMS Lanka]
02.12.1944
-
1945
Fleet Meteorological Officer, British Pacific Fleet [HMS Howe]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
01.06.1946
-
1948
Fleet Education Officer and Fleet Meteorological Officer, HMS Sheffield, Flagship of V Adm Sir William George Tennant, Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
1948
-
1949
HMS Dryad
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
07.01.1952
-
(05.)1953
HMS Excellent
1955


RN College Greenwich
02.01.1956
-
1958
acting Instructor Captain, HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire)
1958
-
1960
Naval Education Service, Admiralty
02.05.1960
-
(02.)1963
HMS Collingwood (Naval Electrical School, Fareham, Hampshire)
1963
-
1966
Instructor Officer and Port Librarian [HMS Victory, Portsmouth Command]
1966


Aide de Camp to HM Queen Elizabeth II
13.08.1966
-
(02.)1969
Director of Studies and Dean of the College, RN College, Greenwich
Wauchope,
Colin

C. Wauchope
Son of Edward and Mary Alice Wauchope of Loughton.
Husband of Elina Mary Lingen Wauchope, of Churt, Surrey.

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10.11.1900
-
26.05.1945
[age 44]
[Loughton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard, Eastern Part]
...
...
Lt.
15.06.1921
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1929
Cdr.
31.12.1934
Capt.
31.12.1942
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
13.04.1943
supplies to 8th Army 10-42-01.43 [investiture 07.03.44]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete [investiture 07.03.44]
09.01.1917
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
15.08.1938
-
(04.1940)
Executive Officer, HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)
(02.1941)


Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization RM *
10.1941
-
(06.)1943
Senior Naval Officer, Tripolitania [& Inshore Squadron] [HMS Nile]
07.1943
-
(04.)1944
Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Tunisia [HMS Hasdrubal]
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
18.05.1944
-
26.05.1945
HMS Activity (escort carrier) (died of illness)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Waymouth,
Gilbert Ridley
G.R. Waymouth

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03.05.1901
-
29.01.1975
... ...
Capt. 31.12.1942 (retd)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.12.1945 ?
... - ... ...
05.1945 - (07.1945) Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean [HMS Byrsa]
       
 
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