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Weatherall,
David Alan Patrick
D.A.P. Weatherall
22.10.1918
-
10.01.2004
Astley Care Centre, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cadet
01.01.1936
Midsh.
01.09.1936
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1938
S.Lt.
18.11.1939, seniority 01.04.1939
Lt.
01.07.1940 (retd 11.09.1947; own request)
A/Lt.Cdr.
12.08.1942?
Education: RN College, Dartmouth; commoner, Hertford College, Oxford (1947)
01.01.1936
-
31.08.1936
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.09.1936
-
(02.)1937
HMS Enterprise (cruiser) (East Indies)
25.02.1937
-
(07.)1937
HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (Devonport)
25.08.1937
-
(08.)1938
HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
05.09.1938
-
(04.)1939
promotion course, Portsmouth
(09.1939)
 
 
no appointment listed
19.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Bulldog (destroyer)
01.07.1940
-
05.1941
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
24.03.1942
-
11.08.1942
acting observer, 813 Squadron FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)]
12.08.1942
-
10.1943
Commanding Officer, 813 Squadron FAA
11.1943
-
(10.1944)
SO [= Staff Officer?] Air, HMS Nabob (escort carrier)
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Flycatcher (RN Air Station, Middle Wallop, Hampshire) *
06.02.1946
-
(04.)1947
observer, HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
Schoolmaster.
Webb,
Arthur Brooke
A.B. Webb
Married (1949) Rachel Marian Gerrish; three daughters.
13.06.1918
-
25.09.2008
Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway
...
...
Paym.S.Lt.
01.09.1938
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S)
01.09.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
< 04.1946
Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.09.1948
Cdr. (S)
30.06.1954
Capt. (S)
31.12.1963
R.Adm.
07.01.1973 (retd 07.04.1975)

Companion of the Order of the Bath

CB 
01.01.1975
New Year 75
1936


joined RN
...
-
...
...
24.04.1939
-
(12.1941)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for duty in Admiral's Office [= Rear-Admiral Alexandria])
15.05.1942
-
(04.1946)
HMS Howe (battleship)
...
-
...
...
Webb,
Charles Leslie Fortescue *
C.L.F. Webb
* initially registered in the RNR as C.F. Webb

16.02.1913
-
(09?).1975
Aberconwy, Gwynedd, Wales
Prob. A/S.Lt. RNR 01.03.1934
A/S.Lt. RNR 16.02.1935
S.Lt. RNR 28.11.1937
Lt. RNR 16.02.1938
Lt. 20.10.1938, seniority 16.02.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. > 02.1943, < 06.1943
Lt.Cdr. 16.02.1945
Cdr. 30.06.1950
Capt. 31.12.1956 (retd 29.04.1966)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 07.08.1945 Operation Judgement (air strike in U-boat base at Kilbotn, Norway 04.05.45) [decoration posted]
01.03.1934     joined Royal Naval Reserve
17.11.1934 - (02.)1935 HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet) (for 3 months' training)
20.10.1938     transferred to Royal Navy
24.10.1938 - (04.)1939 HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
19.06.1939 - (08.1939) observers' course [HMS Excellent]
23.02.1940 - (12.1940) acting observer, 821 Squadron FAA [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orney)]
20.01.1941 - (08.)1942 observer, 824 Squadron FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)]
09.09.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)
04.09.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath) (for observer duties and course)
10.1944 - 05.1945 Commanding Officer, 846 Squadron FAA [HMS Trumpeter (escort carrier)]
30.10.1945 - (10.1947) HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
05.01.1948 - (05.)1949 HMS Theseus
05.10.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn, nr Padstow, Cornwall)
23.10.1951 - (05.1953) HMS President (Admiralty) (for miscellaneous services)
29.01.1954 - (04.1955) Executive Officer, HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)
(01.1956)     no appointment listed
(01.1957)     no appointment listed
29.04.1958 - (01.1959) Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Alvie
? - (07.)1961 HMS Seahawk (RN Air Station, Culdrose)
22.08.1961 - (02.1964) Director of Air Equipment and Naval Photography (DAE), Aircraft Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
07.07.1965 - 07.01.1966 Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
Webb,
Reginald Peter
R.P. Webb (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin Barth)

Son of Herbert Alfred Webb, and Florence Mary Derrick, of Redland, Bristol.
(12?).1915
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
13.03.1943
(MPK) [age 27]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 3]
... ...
S.Lt. 01.01.1937
Lt. 16.01.1938
... - ... ...
03.02.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Proteus (submarine)
01.06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Seawolf (submarine)
04.04.1942 - 19.06.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS H 44 (submarine)
07.1942 - 07.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS P 555 (submarine)
15.11.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Medway II (base for 1st Submarine Flotilla, Beirut)
03.02.1943 - 18.02.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Trooper (submarine) (temporarily)
02.1943 - 13.03.1943 HMS Thunderbolt (submarine) (ship sunk by Italian surface craft near Sicily)
Webb,
William Frank Broughton
W.F.B. Webb
Son of ... Webb, and ... Corbett.
Married Brenda Mary ... (died 04.03.1978); two (?) sons.
16.03.1913
Southam district, Northamptonshire / Warwickshire
-
28.07.1983
Droitwich district
Cadet
01.05.1930
Midsh.
01.01.1931
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1933
S.Lt.
16.01.1934
Lt.
16.10.1936
Lt.Cdr.
16.10.1944 (retd > 12.1944, < 07.1945)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.12.1942
Operation EV (North Russian convoy PQ 18 / QP14, 09.42) [award posted]
26.04.1930
-
(10.)1930
HMS Barham (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
02.12.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.02.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
04.05.1933
-
(01.1934)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich
25.10.1934
-
(02.1936)
HMS Diana (destroyer) (China)
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
25.03.1937
-
(10.1938)
HMS Escapade (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
(02.1939)
-
(04.1939)
no appointment listed
(08.1939)
-
(09.1939)
HMS Amazon (destroyer) *
12.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Amazon (destroyer)
04.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Mashona (destroyer)
19.06.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Onslow (destroyer)
01.02.1943
-
(08.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Charlestown (destroyer)
16.10.1943
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Ripley (destroyer)
04.11.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) (additional, for various servies)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
HMS Belvoir (destroyer) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Webster,
John
J. Webster (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Webster)
Son of Lilian Catherine Taylor.
Married (21.07.1940, The Congregational Church, Penarth) Doris; one son, one daughter.
25.09.1916
Islington, London
-
05.08.1987
Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex
[buried St Peter’s Churchyard, Iver, Buckinghamshire]
Boy 2nd class
25.05.1932 [JX137181]
Boy 1st class
12.11.1932
Ordinary Seaman
26.03.1934
Ablebodied Seaman
25.06.1935
A/Leading Seaman
11.04.1938
Leading Seaman
11.04.1939
A/Petty Officer
21.05.1939
Petty Officer
27.06.1940
A/Gnr. (T)
15.05.1943
Gnr. (T)
?, seniority 15.05.1943
Wt. El. Offr. (L) = Cd. El. Offr.
1948?, seniority 15.05.1943
A/Cd. El. Offr. (L) = A/Sen. Cd. El. Offr.
< 07.1948
Sen. Cd. El. Offr. (L) 
01.04.1952
El. Lt. (L) (Special Duties List)
01.01.1957 
El. Lt.Cdr. (L)
01.10.1962 (retd 25.09.1966)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-

Atlantic Star

Atl St
-
- (Arctic emblem)
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
Korea Medal Kor M
-
-
United Nations Service Medal (Korea) UN SerM
-
-
Education: Gibbs Nautical Training School in Penarth (1930-1932)
25.05.1932
-
02.08.1934
HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
03.08.1934
-
29.11.1934
HMS Iron Duke (training ship) (Home Fleet)
30.11.1934
-
25.06.1935
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
09.12.1935
-
09.01.1936
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
10.01.1936
-
27.03.1936
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
28.03.1936
-
14.10.1936
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (for electrical & wiring examinations)
15.10.1936
-
31.12.1936
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
01.01.1937
-
06.09.1939
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (Far East)
07.09.1939
-
16.04.1940
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (torpedo course examinations)
17.04.1940
-
11.05.1940
SS Montclare (troop transport ship?)
12.05.1940
-
06.12.1940
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (torpedo course examinations)
07.12.1940
-
02.11.1941
HMS St Vincent (training establishment, Forton)
1941
-
1941
HMS Dainty (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
03.11.1941
-
23.08.1942
HMS Cairo (battlecruiser) (Mediterranean & Atlantic)
23.08.1942
-
21.09.1942
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
22.09.1942
-
15.06.1943
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Roedan School, Brighton) [course at HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) from 04.11.1942]
18.06.1943
-
04.09.1945
HMS Landguard (escort)
05.09.1945
-
18.09.1945
HMS Hotspur (destroyer)
23.10.1945
-
29.09.1946
HMS Diadem (cruiser)
30.09.1946
-
27.04.1947
HMS Marlborough (battleship)
28.04.1947
-
25.05.1947
HMS Collingwood (radar & electrical school, Fareham, Hampshire) *
26.09.1947
-
19.10.1947
HMS Defiance (torpedo and electrical school, Devonport)
20.10.1947
-
07.02.1948
HMS Collingwood (radar & electrical school, Fareham, Hampshire)
08.02.1948
-
18.12.1949
HMS Broadsword (destroyer)
19.12.1949
-
02.01.1950
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
03.01.1950
-
29.01.1950
HMS Crossbow (destroyer)
30.01.1950
-
02.01.1951
HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch, Paisley, Scotland)
03.01.1951
-
02.08.1953
HMS Glory (aircraft carrier) (Korea)
(08.1953?)
-
(10.1953?)
HMS Collingwood (radar & electrical school, Fareham, Hampshire)
26.10.1953
-
19.06.1955
HMS Dryad (navigation and direction school, Portsmouth)
20.06.1955
-
02.03.1958
HMS Ranpura (destroyer depot ship) (Malta)
03.03.1958
-
04.01.1962
HMS Collingwood (naval electrical school, Fareham, Hampshire)
05.01.1962
-
15.02.1965
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)
16.02.1965
-
17.06.1965
HMS Collingwood (radar & electrical school, Fareham, Hampshire)
18.06.1965
-
27.07.1965
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
28.07.1965
-
25.09.1966
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
On retiring from the navy he went into industry working for Constructors John Brown Personnel Manager at the time the North Sea oil and gas fields were being developed. He was responsible for all the field employees tasked with laying the network of gas pipelines that now straddle the country. On the completion of the pipelines he joined Walls, the meat processing company, as in sausages, as their Personnel Manager. Then latterly with Hillingdon Borough Council as a Training Officer for their apprentice scheme.
Welby,
Richard Nigel Lyon
R.N.L. Welby
12.02.1921
-
10.02.2012
... ...
Lt. 01.02.1942
Lt.Cdr. ?
Cdr. 31.12.1956 (retd)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC ? ?
... - ... ...
? - ? ?
... - ... ...
 
Welby-Everard,
Philip Herbert Earle
P.H.E. Welby-Everard
Son of Edward Everard Earle ('Evvy') Welby-Everard (1870-1951), solicitor, and Gwladys Muriel Petra Herbert (died 1946). Brother of Maj.Gen. Sir Christopher E. Welby-Everard.
Married Mai ...; two (?) sons (Lt. Roger E. Welby-Everard, RN).
Residence: Grantham (c. 1944); Glebe House, Muston (c. 1957); Frieston Old Place, Caythorpe, Grantham (c. 1969-1972).
07.05.1902
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
03.1985
Grantham district, Lincolnshire
Cadet
01.1916
Midsh.
?
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1922
S.Lt.
15.08.1923, seniority 30.07.1922
Lt.
30.04.1924
Lt.Cdr.
30.04.1932
Cdr.
31.12.1939
A/Capt.
15.04.1945?
Capt.
30.06.1946 (retd 07.07.1955)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
14.06.1980
HM's birthday 80
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44 (Scharnhorst action) [investiture 07.11.44]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (01.1916-12.1918)
1922 - 1922 HMS Venomous (torpedo-boat destroyer)
(08.1923)


short course of instruction
15.08.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Dublin (cruiser) (Africa)
25.05.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Atlantic)
23.05.1929
-
(04.)1930
Gunnery School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
12.04.1930
-
(02.)1931
2nd Gunnery Officer, HMS Tiger (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
29.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Mackay (flotilla leader) (and for flotilla duties, 1st Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
08.05.1933
-
(01.)1934
Gunnery Officer, HMS Duncan (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
05.05.1934
-
(07.)1935
Gunnery School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
02.12.1935
-
(02.)1936
Gunnery Officer, HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
05.11.1936
-
(07.1937)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Danae (cruiser) (China)
14.01.1938
-
(08.1939)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
15.02.1940
-
(02.)1941
Naval Ordnance Department, Fire Control Section [HMS President]
26.06.1942
-
(12.1943)
Executive Officer, HMS Belfast (cruiser)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
09.05.1944
-
15.04.1945
Deputy Director of Air Equipment, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.04.1945
-
1946
Director of Air Equipment, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
16.12.1947
-
(07.1948)
Commanding Officer, Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Drake]
01.06.1949
-
(05.1950)
Director of Standardisation Division, Admirlaty [HMS President]
(05.1953)


no appointment listed
?
-
?
Captain of HM Dockyard Rosyth (temp. Commodore Superintendent)
?
-
07.07.1955
Naval ADC to the Queen
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), County of Lincoln, 01.06.1957. OStJ, 01.1964. CStJ, 01.1970. KStJ, 01.1973. Sheriff, Lincolnshire, 1969-1972.
Published
: The British Empire (speech for The Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC, 9 Apr. 1947)
Weld,
James Joseph
J.J. Weld

Son of Joseph Edward Weld (1867-1946), and Frances Gertrude "Fanny" Brown (1862?-1940).
Married (17.05.1924) Kathleen Mary Eleanor Davison Bland (1901 - 1971), daughter of Col. Frederick Millbanke Davison Bland, and Julia Mary Talbot.
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17.05.1899
Mitcham, Surrey
-
21.11.1957
London
... ...
Lt. 15.12.1919
Lt.Cdr. 15.12.1927
Cdr. 30.06.1934
Capt. 31.12.1940 (retd 11.10.1950)
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO 29.01.1936 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? invasion South of France
05.1912     entered RN
... - ... ...
04.01.1938 - (07.)1940 Executive Officer, HMS Liverpool (cruiser)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
01.1941 - (02.)1941 Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands [HMS Proserpine (RN base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)]
08.02.1941 - (08.)1942 Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands [HMS Iron Duke (depot ship)]
14.09.1942 - 08.09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Ajax (cruiser)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     HMS Montclare (destroyer depot ship) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
1948 - 1950 Naval Attaché, West Coast, South America
 
Wellham,
John Walter George
J.W.G. Wellham

Son of George (in Royal Navy) and Nell (a homemaker; maiden name, Currie) Wellham.
Married (26.02.1946) Marion R.M. Christie (in Women's Royal Naval Services, then a book shop manager); one daughter, one son.
02.01.1919
Isle of Bute, Scotland
-
09.05.2006
... ...
Lt. (A) 21.08.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 08.10.1942?
Lt.Cdr. 21.08.1947 (retd 14.01.1954)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.01.1941 torpedo attack El Gazala 23.08.40 [investiture 25.11.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.09.1940 courage in recent engagements
Mention in Despatches MID 20.05.1941 attack Taranto 11.11.40
Education: Scottish Grammar School; RN College.
27.05.1939 - (02.)1941 pilot, 824 Squadron FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (DSC, despatches twice)
08.10.1941 - 11.1941 pilot, 767 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
29.11.1941 - (08.)1942 pilot, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
08.10.1942 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, 815 Squadron FAA
27.08.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Biter (escort carrier)
28.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Empress (escort carrier)
25.03.1946 - (04.1946) Lieutenant-Commander (Flying), HMS Merlin
... - ... ...
Area manager, Hadrian Paints, Haltwhistle, England, 1953-61; national sales manager, Vaux Breweries, Sunderland, England, 1962-68; partner and investment consultant, Albion Investment Management, Sunderland, 1969-90. Principal actor in the naval training film Find, Fix, and Strike, Ealing Studios, 1942. Chairperson of local Neighborhood Watch and County Durham branch, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Published
: With naval wings : the autobiography of a Fleet Air Arm pilot in World War II (1995); The attack on Taranto (with Thomas P. Lowry; 1995)
Wells,
John Gerard
J.G. Wells
Only son of V.Adm. Sir Gerard Aylmer Wells, KBE, Wells Pasha (1879-1943), and Jocelyn Mary Mort (1888?-1968).
Married (06.12.1947, St Paul's, Knightsbridge) Diana Schreiber, younger daughter of Lt.Gen. Sir Edmond Charles Acton Schreiber, KCB, DSO, DL (1890-1972), and Phyllis Barchard (1889-1977); two sons.
22.09.1915
Hambledon district, Surrey
-
16.02.1997
Petersfield district, Hampshire
Cadet 01.01.1933
Midsh. 01.09.1933
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1936
S.Lt. 01.07.1936
Lt. 16.10.1937
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1945
Cdr. 31.12.1949
Capt. 30.06.1955 (retd 07.07.1964)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 13.06.1964 HM's birthday 64 [investiture 22.07.64]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.08.1940 withdrawal troops from Le Havre [investiture 03.09.40]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
... - ... ...
1937     HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht)
... - ... ...
22.08.1939 - (05.)1940 HMS Acheron (destroyer)
14.05.1940 - (06.)1940 qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
26.06.1940 - (12.)1940 qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
20.12.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
08.09.1941 - (12.1943) Gunnery Officer, HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
02.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
30.07.1945 - (04.1946) Gunnery Officer, HMS Swiftsure (cruiser)
... - ... ...
1959     Commanding Officer, HMS Dainty
1961     Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent
1963     Commanding Officer, HMS Kent
Published: Whaley : the story of HMS Excellent (1980); The immortal Warrior : Britain’s first and last battleship (1987); The Royal Navy : an illustrated social history 1870-1982 (1994).
Wells,
Sir Lionel Victor
"Nutty"
L.V. Wells L.V. Wells
L.V. Wells L.V. Wells
Third son of Thomas Wells, of Moxley, Staffortdshire, and Ellen Wells, later of Ealing.
Married (08.09.1915, St James's, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland) Aline Margaret Munro (22.10.1892 - 31.05.1977), youngest daughter of Sir Hector Munro, 11th Bart of Foulis; one son (Capt. Thomas Alexander Wells, RN).

Service record AVAILABLE.

28.11.1884
The Leveretts, Handsworth, West Bromwich district,  Staffordshire

-

22.04.1965
Itchen Abbas Cottage, nr Winchester, Hampshire
[buried Itchen Abbas Church, nr  Winchester, Hampshire]
Cadet 15.09.1899
Midsh. 15.01.1901
A/S.Lt. 15.03.1904
S.Lt. 25.08.1905, seniority 15.03.1904
Lt. 01.03.1906, seniority 15.03.1905
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1913
Cdr. 31.12.1916
Capt. 31.12.1924
R.Adm. 02.01.1936
V.Adm. 31.07.1939
Adm. 22.10.1943 (retd 31.12.1943; at own request to facilitate the promotion of younger officers) (dispersed 31.12.1945) (reverted to retd 29.02.1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 01.01.1943 New Year 43 [investiture 02.02.43]

Companion of the Order of the Bath

CB  01.01.1938 New Year 38

Distinguished Service Order

DSO  14.01.1921 for services in Asia Minor 20
Mention in Despatches MID 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40
Mention in Despatches MID 06.01.1942 coolness & resource in Home Fleet operations, esp. Norwegian waters
Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) St Olav 27.03.1945 services to Norwegian navy
Education: Stubbington House; Britannia.
15.09.1899 - 15.01.1901 entered RN, HMS Britannia (training ship)
15.01.1901 - 15.01.1902 HMS Majestic (battleship) (Channel Squadron)
15.01.1902 - 19.05.1902 HMS Endymion (cruiser) (China)
19.05.1902 - 15.03.1904 HMS Glory (battleship) (China)
14.07.1904     lent Commander-in-Chief for torpedo boat manoeuvres
01.09.1905 - 06.03.1906 HMS Cherwell (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Leander (cruiser; depot ship)]
06.03.1906 - 08.12.1906 HMS Leviathan (amoured cruiser) (Mediterranean)
12.1906     HMS Bacchante (armoured cruiser) [appointment cancelled]
10.01.1907 - 05.03.1907 HMS Ariadne (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
05.03.1907 - 17.08.1907 HMS King Edward VII (battleship) (Channel)
17.08.1907 - 30.06.1908 qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (additional)
30.06.1908 - 23.09.1908 HMS Prince George (battleship) (manoeuvres)
23.09.1908 - 01.10.1908 gunnery duties on junior staff, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
01.10.1908 - 01.03.1910 advanced gunnery course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.03.1910 - 02.09.1910 gunnery duties, HMS Revenge (battleship; gunnery training ship, Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Excellent]
02.09.1910 - 11.1910 gunnery duties on junior staff, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (temporarily)
13.12.1910 - 13.06.1913 gunnery duties, HMS Highflyer (cruiser) (served Persian Gulf, 1911 (medal, one clasp))
06.1913 - 09.1913 requalifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) [lent 15.07.1913 to HMS Argonaut (armoured cruiser) for manoeuvres]
1914 - 1918 served European War, North Sea & Black Sea:
09.1913 - 06.03.1916 Gunnery Officer, HMS Shannon (armoured cruiser) (Grand Fleet)
06.03.1916 - 02.07.1919 Executive Officer, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Grand Fleet)
02.07.1919 - 27.03.1920 special service as member of Committee of Special Post-War Questions [HMS President (additional)]
27.03.1920 - 09.04.1920 leave
09.04.1920 - 16.01.1921 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (operations Asia Minor)
16.01.1921 - 15.05.1923 Squadron Gunnery Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron [HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (additional)]
16.05.1923 - 15.10.1923 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time)
16.10.1923 - 30.01.1924 senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (additional)]
31.01.1924 - 15.09.1924 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time)
16.09.1924 - 09.01.1925 HMS Hecla (special torpedo vessel) (Nore) (additional; for command of group of destroyers in reserve)
25.02.1925 - 08.03.1925 Admiralty [HMS President (additional; for duty outside Admiralty)]
09.03.1925 - 14.03.1927 naval member, Ordnance Committee, Woolwich [HMS President]
14.03.1927 - 11.08.1927 senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.08.1927 - 24.10.1927 lent to New Zealand Division
25.10.1927 - 14.02.1930 Commanding Officer, HMS Diomede (cruiser) & Assistant Commander, New Zealand Division
(04.1930)     no appointment listed
05.05.1930 - 15.06.1930 tactical course, HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth; additional)
16.06.1930 - 25.07.1930 senior officers' war course [HMS President (additional)]
26.07.1930 - 16.01.1933 on staff of Admiral Commanding RN War College, Greenwich for senior officers' war course [HMS President (additional)]
17.01.1933 - 14.03.1933 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (additional) (temporarily)
15.03.1933 - 31.05.1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (China)
11.06.1935 - 23.07.1935 tactical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (additional)]
24.07.1935 - 25.03.1937 Director Senior Officers' Tactical Course [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
03.10.1935 - 02.01.1936 also: Naval ADC to the King
26.03.1937 - 31.03.1939 Rear-Admiral Commanding 3rd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Arethusa (cruiser), from ... 1937 HMS Despatch (cruiser), from 22.11.1937 HMS Delhi (cruiser), from 01.1938 HMS Arethusa (cruiser)]
16.07.1939 - 25.07.1939 HMS President (additional; for unemployed time)
26.07.1939 - 20.08.1940 Rear-/Vice-Admiral, Aircraft Carriers [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)] (despatches twice)
25.09.1940 - 30.09.1940 HMS .... (additional; for special service)
01.10.1940 - 06.01.1942 HMS President (additional; for unemployed time)
07.01.1942 - 15.04.1944 Flag Officer Commanding Orkneys
and Shetlands [HMS Iron Duke / HMS Proserpine]
16.04.1944 - 27.07.1944 HMS President (additional; for disposal)
28.07.1944 - 29.10.1944 Flag Officer-in-Charge, Aberdeen [HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen) (additional)]
30.10.1944 - 31.12.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen) & Naval Officer-in-Charge Aberdeen (to serve in the rank of Capt.)
Wells,
Richard Frederick
R.F. Wells 
Elder son of Capt. Norman ffolliott Wells, RNVR (1876-1946), and Maud Caroline Wallroth (1878-1958).
Brother of Capt. Walter Reginald Wells, OBE, DSC, RN.
Married (12.09.1942, Church of St John the Baptist, Shedfield, Hampshire) Margaret Caroline Phillimore (04.11.1914 - 08.1987), only daughter of Adm. Sir Richard Fortescue Phillimore, GCB, KCMG, MVO, JP (1864-1940), and Violet Gore Turton (?-1963); four sons, one daughter.
25.08.1913
Staines district, Middlesex
-
10.07.1997
Droxford district, Hampshire
Cadet 01.01.1931
Midsh. 01.09.1931
A/S.Lt. 01.06.1934
S.Lt. 1935?, seniority 01.05.1934
Lt. 01.06.1935
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1943
Cdr. 31.12.1947 (retd 25.08.1963)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 11.06.1960 HM's birthday 60 [investiture 15.11.60]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 08.09.1942 Malta convoy 22.03.42 [investiture 03.11.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches

MID

11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID 17.11.1942 Operation MG2 (interception of Italian convoy to North Africa 11.05.42), towing "Jackal"
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
... - ... ...
25.04.1939 - (04.)1940 Flotilla Signals Officer, 7th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Jervis (flotilla leader)]
11.04.1940 - (10.1940) Signals Officer, HMS Woolwich (destroyer)
(02.1941) - (06.)1942 HMS Jervis (destroyer) (14th Destroyer Flotilla) (DSC, despatches twice) *
09.07.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield)
(06.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield) *
30.10.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield)
(06.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield) *
      Staff Allied Naval Command Expeditionary Force (Bar to DSC)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
19.01.1946 - (04.1946) Squadron Commands Officer, 4th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Swiftsure]
... - ... ...
30.03.1950 - (05.)1951 Executive Officer, HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
01.12.1951 - (05.1953) Commanding Officer, HMS Chieftain (destroyer)
... - ... ...
      Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (OBE)
County Commissioner Boy Scouts for Hants.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wells,
Walter Reginald
W.R. Wells (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) W.R. Wells (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
W.R. Wells (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) W.R. Wells (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
W.R. Wells (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) W.R. Wells (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Capt. Norman ffolliott Wells, RNVR (1876-1946), and Maud Caroline Wallroth (1878-1958).
Brother of Cdr. Richard Frederick Wells, OBE, DSC, RN.
15.04.1919
Staines district, Middlesex
-
04.1986
Deben district, Suffolk
Cadet 01.09.1936
Midsh. 01.01.1937
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1939
S.Lt. 1940?, seniority 16.05.1939
Lt. 01.09.1940
Lt.Cdr. 01.09.1948
Cdr. 31.12.1951 (retd 12.02.1966)
A/Capt. < 07.1961
Capt. (Hon.) 12.02.1966
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1966 New Year 66 [investiture 22.03.66]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 27.08.1940 Dutch, Belgian & French coasts 05.40 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches

MID

14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & rosette
Africa Star Afr St - & rosette
Burma Star Bur St - -
It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Naval General Service Medal NavGSM - -
Korea Medal Kor M - -
United Nations Service Medal (for Korea) UNSM(Kor) - -
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.09.1936 - 31.12.1936 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1937 - (02.)1937 HMS Neptune (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
10.04.1937 - (12.1938) HMS Newcastle (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
02.01.1939 - (04.)1939 promotion course, Portsmouth
31.07.1939 - 26.12.1941 HMS Venomous (destroyer)
28.12.1941 - 1942 destroyer Gunnery Officers' course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(08.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Panther (destroyer) *
(06.1943) - (12.1943) signals course, HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield)
01.03.1944 - (04.)1944 HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield)
(06.1944)     HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield) *
(06.1944)     525th LCA Flotilla (Normandy)
08.08.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
10.1944 - (07.1945) for communications, wireless telegraphy and radio direction finder duties on staff of Flag Officer, Eastern Mediterranean [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
(04.1946)     HMS Chequers (destroyer) *
22.06.1947 - (07.1948) RN Signal School, Fort Southwick [HMS Mercury]
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
02.05.1949 - (05.)1953 HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
07.09.1953 - (01.1956) Signal Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1957)     Signal Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
18.06.1958 - 07.12.1959 Executive Officer, HMS Forth
19.01.1960 - (07.1961) HMS President (for duty with the Ministry of Defence)
26.03.1962 - (08.)1962 HMS Mercury (signal school, East Meon, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
17.09.1962 - (02.1964) HMS President (for duty with the Ministry of Defence as Deputy Controller, Government Signal Service Planning Staff, Cabinet Office)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Welman,
Arthur Eric Pole
A.E.P. Welman
Son of late Col. Arthur Pole Welman and late Lady Scott.
Married 1st (1920) Eileen Maltby, daughter of late Lt.Cdr. G.R. Maltby, MVO, and late Hersey Maltby, daughter of late Admiral Sir George Elliot; one son.
Married 2nd (1950), Irene King, daughter of late Vincent King, Southsea, Hants.

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13.03.1893
Woolwich district, London
-
07.03.1966
[Middle Chinnock, nr. Crewkerne, Somerset ?]
Lt. 15.11.1915 (emgcy 30.12.1920)
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy) 15.11.1923
A/Cdr. (emgcy) 27.10.1940?
Cdr. (emgcy) 03.09.1945 (reverted to emgcy 18.12.1949)
A/Capt. (emgcy) 02.1945

Distinguished Service Order

DSO  23.07.1918 blocking Zeebrugge/Ostend 22-23.04.18 *

Distinguished Service Order

DSO  28.08.1918 second blocking of Ostend 09-10.05.18 **

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 02.11.1917 gallantry in action off the Belgian coast

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 26.07.1940 preventing of war materials falling into enemy hands [investiture 06.08.40]
Chevalier, Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH 27.05.1919 for distinguished services
* During the action the units of the coastal motor-boat flotilla under his command were handled in a masterly manner, rendering the greatest service in screening and rescue work. He, himself, was in a coastal motorboat, and was always in the most exposed positions across the harbour entrance covering "Vindictive", "Iris II", and "Daffodil" by smoke screen.
** The part played by the Coastal Motor Boats during the operation was all-important. Lieut. Welman organised and led them in a coastal motor boat in a most spirited manner. He encountered an enemy torpedo boat near the entrance to Ostend, which switched on searchlights and opened fire. He at once closed with her, and engaged her with Lewis guns to such good effect that she withdrew and left the channel clear for the approach of the blockships.
15.01.1906     entered RN
1914 - 1916 served in Destroyer Flotilla, Harwich
17.07.1916 - (01.1919) HMS Arrogant (light cruiser) (for charge of CMB's)
[in command of Coastal Motor Boat Flotilla operating upon Belgian Coast and during Blocking Operations against Zeebrugge and Ostend (despatches thrice, DSO and bar, DSC, Croix de Guerre, Legion of Honour, recommended for early promotion [21.05.1918])]
01.02.1940 - (06.)1940 Anti-Submarine Warfare Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.1940     Officer Commanding, "G" Party of Operation XD (demolition party at Boulogne) (Bar to DSC)
27.10.1940 - (02.1943) Commanding Officer, Training Establishment for Coastal Forces (Fort William, Scotland) [HMS St. Christopher]
15.04.1943 - (06.1943) HMS Hannibal (Mediterranean Station) (additional for miscellaneous duties)
30.06.1943 - (06.1944) Executive Officer, HMS Razorbill (Coastal Forces base, Algiers)
06.03.1945 - 06.1945 Staff, Commander-in-Chief Mediterannean [HMS Byrsa]
18.06.1945 - 26.05.1947 Naval Attaché Belgrade [HMS President]
09.06.1947 - (07.1948) Inspecting Officer Sea Cadet Corps, Office of Admiral Commanding Reserves
Commandant Metropolitan Special Constabulary, Thames Division, 1936-1939. Vice­President, Royal Free Hospital, 1932 (Life Governor, 1929).
Wemyss,
David Edward Gillespie
"Dicky"
D.E.G. Wemyss
 

Married ((06?).1924 , Cambridge) Edith Mary Digges La Touche; three sons.
From Saltash.

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21.02.1900
-
01.06.1989
S.Lt.
15.09.1918
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
14.02.1921, seniority 15.06.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1928
A/Cdr.
31.07.1939?, till 1941 &
07.1944-31.12.1944
Cdr.
31.12.1944 (retd 21.02.1950; age)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
13.06.1944
6 U-boats sunk in 10 days [investiture 01.05.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
23.11.1943
sinking 2 U-boats Western Approaches 07.43 [investiture 01.05.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
22.02.1944
destruction 2 U-boats Western Approaches 06.11.43 [investiture 01.05.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
03.07.1945
destruction U-boat Plymouth & Prb 27.02.45 [investiture 13.11.56]
Mention in Despatches MID
14.09.1943
destruction U202 Western Approaches 02.06.43
Mention in Despatches MID
20.06.1944
U-boat probably sunk Western Approaches
Mention in Despatches MID
01.08.1944
destruction U473 Western Approaches 06.05.44
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
sinking U736 Plymouth Area 06.08.44
20.01.1916
-
(01.1919)
HMS Valiant (battleship)



specialised as a submariner & commanded several submarines between the wars
12.1921
-
(08.1923)
HMS L 4 (submarine)
(01.1925)


short course of instruction
18.11.1926
-
(07.1927)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 43 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
15.07.1929
-
(04.)1930
Commanding Officer, HMS H 30 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
26.11.1930
-
(02.)1931
Commanding Officer, HMS L 25 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
06.10.1931
-
(09.1932)
British Naval Mission to Greece
15.11.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Douglas (submarine flotilla leader) (for submarines) (Mediterranean)
20.06.1935
-
(07.)1937
HM Dockyard Devonport [HMS Drake]
03.11.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (for destroyers in reserve) (Reserve Fleet)
01.04.1938
-
(08.)1938
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
25.09.1938
-
(04.01939
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (for destroyers in reserve) (Reserve Fleet)
01.07.1939
-
31.07.1939
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (for destroyers in reserve)
31.07.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Diomede (cruiser)
1941
-
1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Folkestone (sloop)
(08.1942)


HMS President *
18.01.1943
-
19.02.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Wild Goose (sloop) & [from 07.1944] Senior Officer, 2nd Escort Group [for some time on HMS Starling] **
(12.1945)
-
(02.1946)
probably Commander (D), Plymouth [HMS Drake IV]
21.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Northway (landing ship, dock)
20.02.1947
-
(07.1948)
Maintenance Commander, HMS Cochrane (RN base, Pitreavie, Dunfermline, Fife)
Chairman, Union Jack Association. Member of Fife Fire Area Joint Committee. Elected independent representative to Fife County Council for Cupar, 1964. Elected to Fife County Council for Cupar and Monimail, 05.1967. Appointed Chairman of Letham Community Council, 10.1967. Elected to Fife County Council for Abdie, 04.1970. 
Published
: Walker's Group in the Western Approaches (1948) [republished as: Relentless pursuit]
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (07.1945) still indexed as HMS Wild Goose, but no longer listed as such
West,
Harold
H. West
Married 1st ((12?).1922, Medway district, Kent) Mary Kathleen Keogh (1900 - (03?).1926); ... children (daughter Mary Keogh West married Lt.Cdr. Charles Philip Bowers, RN).
Married 2nd (12.10.1946, St George's Church, RN Barracks, Chatham) Mary Henrietta Forbes, 2nd Officer WRNS, daughter of William Henry K. Forbes (1874-1958), and Mrs Forbes, of Muswell Hill.

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05.04.1892
St Pancras, London
-
12.03.1967
Chichester district
Seaman ? [J907]
A/Gnr. 01.03.1918
Gnr. ?, seniority 01.03.1918
Cd.Gnr. 01.03.1928
Lt. 08.03.1939 (retd 05.04.1942)
A/Lt.Cdr. (retd) > 08.1942, < 02.1943
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 08.08.1947
A/Cdr. (retd) < 07.1945
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 24.04.1940 stripping live enemy mines [investiture 07.05.40]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 04.03.1941 German parachute mine [RN Barracks, Portsmouth] [investiture 08.04.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 24.04.1940 rescue liner survivors
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 mine disposal
28.06.1918 - (01.1919) HMS TB 92 (torpedo boat)
12.08.1920 - (04.1922) HMS Versatile (torpedo-boat destroyer)
13.01.1923 - (08.1923) HMS Hecla (special torpedo vessel; depot ship)
(01.1925)     no appointment listed
26.04.1927 - (07.)1928 HMS Wild Swan (destroyer) (for torpedo duties) (China)
10.10.1928 - (08.1929) HMS Ambuscade (destroyer) (for torpedo duties) (Mediterranean)
03.1930 - (04.1930) HMS Woolston (destroyer) (for torpedo duties) (Mediterranean)
(01.1931) - (03.1934) no appointment listed
05.03.1934 - (05.)1934 HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, The Nore)
28.09.1934 - (02.)1938 HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship) (for torpedo duties) (building at Govan, then Mediterranean)
(06.1938) - (08.)1938 no appointment listed
15.08.1938 - (08.1939) HMS Caledon (cruiser) (for minesweepers in reserve) (for torpedo duties) (Reserve Fleet, The Nore)
(1939?) - (1940) HMS Escort (destroyer)
09.01.1940 - (04.1946) Torpedo School, Chatham [HMS Pembroke] [in command since > 06.1944, < 07.1945]
West,
John Leslie
H. West  
Only son of Harold West, and Daisy Pearson.
Married (06.1940) Hilda Evelyn Haggis (died 10.04.2009); two daughters.

03.02.1913
Barnet district, Hertfordshire
-
16.10.2002
Alton, Winchester district, Hampshire
Prob. S.Lt. RNR
18.01.1938
S.Lt. RNR
03.05.1938, seniority 18.01.1938
Prob. S.Lt.
02.05.1938
S.Lt.
1939, seniority 02.05.1938
Lt.
02.1940, seniority 03.02.1937
?, seniority 03.02.1936
Lt.Cdr.
03.02.1944
Cdr.
30.06.1950 (retd 03.02.1963)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.09.1942
Malta convoy 22.03.42 [investiture 03.11.42]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
01.01.1976
New Year 76: as Retired Officer I, Directorate of Naval Warfare, Ministry of Defence
Mention in Despatches MID
28.06.1940
2nd Battle of Narvik 04.40
Mention in Despatches MID
07.03.1944
sinking of Scharnhorst 12.43
13.02.1938
-
1938
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
(06.1938)
-
(10.1938)
no appointment listed
16.01.1939
-
(02.)1939
HMS Basilisk (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
06.02.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Eskimo (destroyer)
29.07.1940
-
(10.1940)
long navigation course [HMS Dryad]
01.1941
-
(02.)1941
Navigating Officer, HMS Shoreham (sloop)
06.1941
-
(03.)1942
Navigating Officer, HMS Carlisle (cruiser)
07.1942
-
(08.)1942
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
28.10.1942
-
31.01.1943
Navigating Officer, HMS Belfast (cruiser) & Squadron Navigating Officer, 10th Cruiser Squadron
31.01.1943
-
(10.1944)
Navigating Officer, HMS Jamaica (cruiser) & Squadron Navigating Officer, 10th Cruiser Squadron
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(10.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Royalist (cruiser)
(04.1946)


HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) *
(07.1948)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.09.1948
-
(05.1950)
First Lieutenant Commander, HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
?
-
1953?
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) ?
15.05.1953
 
 
Master of the Fleet, Home Fleet [HMS Vanguard, from 27.07.1953 HMS Tyne]
27.06.1955
-
(01.)1957
Navigation and Direction Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.06.1957
-
01.08.1957
Admiralty [HMS President]
01.08.1957
-
06.08.1959
Deputy Captain of the Port of Sydney and Master Attendant [HMAS Kuttabul (naval depot, Garden Island, Sydney)] [Exchange Officer on loan to RAN]
07.08.1959
 
 
HMS Drake (additional; for passage to UK & foreign service leave)
05.10.1959
-
(07.1961)
Assistant Queen's Harbour Master, HM Dockyard Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
* indexed, but not listed as such
West,
William George
W.G. West
Son of James West, of Coburg, Bray, Ireland.
Residence: (1947) Ringmore, Kingsbridge, Devon.

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06.03.1897
-
died between 08.1989 and 12.1991 ?
T/Instr.Lt.
07.08.1920
Instr.Lt.Cdr.
07.08.1926
Instr.Cdr.
07.08.1934
Instr.Capt.
01.04.1943 (retd 22.05.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46 [investiture 20.05.47]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1941
New Year 41 [investiture 01.04.41]
Education: Dublin University (MA, 1922)
1923
-
1923
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(08.1923)


no appointment listed
20.12.1923
-
(01.1925)
instructor mathematics, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President] (temporary)
01.01.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
?
-
(08.)1929
instructor navigation, RN College, Dartmouth
19.10.1929
-
(01.)1932
lent to Chilean Navy
28.04.1932
-
(09.)1932
course in advanced science for Instructor Officers
28.09.1932
-
(01.)1934
instructor mathematics, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
27.09.1934
-
(07.)1935
instructor navigation, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.09.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
05.10.1936
-
(02.)1938
Fleet Education Officer, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
20.06.1938
-
(08.)1938
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
05.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS President (for miscellaneous service at Admiralty)
09.01.1939
-
(08.)1939
RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
01.09.1939
-
(04.1940)
Naval Assistant, Naval Meteorological Branch, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.04.1942
-
(12.1943)
Instructor Commander [later: Captain], HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
27.03.1944
-
31.01.1945
Education Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
Deputy Director of Education Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Western,
James Guy Trench
J.G.T. Western

Son of George Trench Western (1877-1948), and Augusta Sophia Carter.
Married (01.06.1949, Kings Lynn) Elizabeth Squires; three sons, one daughter.

13.07.1912
London
-
22.11.1988
Chichester district, Sussex
Cadet
01.09.1929
Midsh.
01.05.1930
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1932
S.Lt.
20.12.1933, seniority 01.05.1933
Lt.
01.05.1935
Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1943
Cdr.
30.06.1948
Capt.
31.12.1955 (retd 29.03.1959)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1958
New Year 58: Operation Grapple [investiture 18.02.58]
Mention in Despatches MID
19.05.1953
Korea
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (US) LM
15.02.1955
Korea 02-05.52
09.08.1929 - (04.)1930 HMS Barham (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
12.08.1930 - (01.)1932 HMS Danae (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
28.06.1932 - (09.1932) HMS Warspite (battleship) (Home Fleet)
27.12.1933 - (07.)1935 HMS Achates (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
27.09.1935 - 24.05.1938 lent to RAN (as Exchange Officer):
27.09.1935 - 17.04.1937 HMAS Sydney (cruiser) (Australia)
18.04.1937 - 26.04.1937 HMAS Canberra (cruiser) (Australia)
27.04.1937 - 24.05.1938 HMAS Sydney (cruiser) (Australia)
(07?).1938 - (09?).1938 HMS Venomous (destroyer)
29.09.1938 - (08.)1939 qualifying for gunnery duties [HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)]
28.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
gunnery school, Devonport [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
25.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Galatea (cruiser) (and as Squadron Gunnery Officer, 2nd Cruiser Squadron)
02.03.1942
-
(08.1942)
gunnery school, Devonport [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
(02.1943)
-
(06.)1943
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
26.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
08.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Vanguard (battleship)
07.07.1947
-
(07.)1948
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
18.10.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
30.12.1951
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS St Brides Bay (frigate) (Korea)
10.03.1954
-
(01.1956)
Tactical Ship Requirements and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1957?
-
1959?
Naval Task Group Commander, Task Force "Grapple" (H-bomb tests on Christmas Island)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Westmacott,
Richard Evelyn
R.E. Westmacott

Son of the Revd. Canon Lewis Westmacott, MA (Cantab), and Evelyn Westmacott, of Malton, Yorkshire.
(06?).1915
Dewsbury district, West Yorkshire
-
15.05.1940 *
(KIA) [age 25]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 37, column 1]

* probably 09.05.1940
Cadet
01.09.1932
Midsh.
01.05.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1935
S.Lt.
16.05.1936
Lt.
16.06.1938
Education: West Downs School, Winchester (1923); RN College, Dartmouth
01.10.1932
-
(07.)1935
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
26.09.1935
-
(02.)1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.1936
-
(02.)1938
HMS Hasty (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(06.1938)

(08.1938)
no appointment listed
05.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
16.01.1939

(09.1939)
HMS Seal (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) *
?
-
09.05.1940
British Naval Liaison Officer, French Ship "Doris" (submarine) [HMS Cyclops (depot ship 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Harwich)] (ship sunk by U-9 thirty miles west of Terschelling Bank)
* (04.1940) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Weston,
Geoffrey Lee
G.L. Weston (Photo courtesy of Mr John Dunn)
Son (with four brothers & four sisters) of Brig.Gen. Spencer Vaughan Percy Weston (1883-1974), and Henrietta Valerie Compton-Smith.
Residence: (1940s) Weybridge, Surrey.
15.08.1921
Uxbridge district, Middlesex
-
05.1993
Camden district, London
Cadet 01.01.1939
Midsh. 01.09.1939
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 01.08.1941
Lt. 01.02.1943 (retd 14.10.1950)
Army:  
Capt. 10.10.1955 [444843]
T/Maj. 14.08.1956-09.10.1962
Maj. 10.10.1962
T/Lt.Col. 07.10.1964-31.12.1966
Lt.Col. 09.05.1967, seniority 07.10.1964
Col. 30.06.1973
Brig. 30.06.1978 (retd 06.04.1981)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.08.1945

for distinguished service, efficiency and zeal whilst serving in HMS Catterick in the clearance of the Aegean and the relief of Greece during the period 1944-1945 [decoration posted]

Distinguished Service Cross DSC 06.05.1949

in recognition of outstanding services when HMS Amethyst was fired upon by Chinese military forces when proceeding to Nanking (Yangtze River 04.49)  [investiture 17.11.49] *

Mention in Despatches MID 23.11.1943

for gallant and distinguished services in successful attacks on U-boats while serving in HMS Hastings (Western Approaches 04.43)

* For gallantry and outstanding devotion to duty. Although dangerously wounded, he continued to exercise command of HMS Amethyst after the death of her Commanding Officer, until relieved in his command some 56 hours later. He refused to leave his ship until his relief had been ordered.
Education: RN College, Dartmouth; Clare College, Cambridge University (1950, MA).
01.01.1939 - 03.08.1939 HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
04.08.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Durban (cruiser)
10.10.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Hastings (sloop)
(10.1943) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
08.1944 - (07.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Catterick (destroyer)
03.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
01.03.1948 - 03.1950 HMS Amethyst (sloop) (First Lieutenant, from 11.1949 Commanding Officer)
10.10.1955 - 29.05.1956 commissioned, Army Legal Services [short service commission]
30.05.1956 - 06.04.1981 commissioned, Army Legal Services Staff List (later: Army Legal Corps) [permanent commission]
Weston,
Tobin Subremont
T.S. Weston
Son of ... Weston, and ... Clarke.
Married; at least one son.
13.04.1919
Bristol district, Avon / Gloucestershire
-
03.2008 still alive
Cadet
01.01.1937
Midsh.
01.01.1938
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1940
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
01.11.1940
Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1948
Cdr.
30.06.1951 (retd 13.04.1959)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.08.1944
destruction U-noat northern Waters 15.06.44 [investiture 22.06.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
25.07.1944
7 Norwegian patrols 43-44 [investiture 22.06.45]
01.01.1937
-
(07.1937)
special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser) (Portsmouth)
01.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
25.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
22.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Otway (submarine)
24.06.1941
-
(08.)1942
HMS P 34 (submarine)
23.10.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS H 28 (submarine)
22.03.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Satyr (submarine)
28.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Sandhurst (depot ship)
03.1946
-
(10.1947)
Commanding Officer, HMS Aeneas (submarine)
(07.1948)
-
(05.1949)
RN College *
04.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for miscellaneous duties)
02.1952
-
(04.)1955
Staff Officer (Submarines), British Joint Services Mission, Washington, DC [HMS Saker]
15.08.1955
-
(01.)1957
Executive Officer, HMS Kenya (cruiser)
09.09.1957
-
(01.)1959
Executive Officer, RN Barracks, Londonderry [HMS Sea Eagle (joint anti-submarine school, Londonderry)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wethered,
Harold Edward
H.E. Wethered
Residence: (1945) Maidenhead, Berkshire.
1901 ?
Rixton, Lancashire
-
 
... ...
S.Lt. 15.06.1921 (retd)
Lt. (retd) 19.07.1923
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 19.07.1931
A/Cdr. (retd) ?
Pre- & post-war commercial electrical engineer, B.T.H. Co., Aldwyck, London WC2.
      NCSO Gibraltar Fixed & borehole ranges; SIDG(L) (specializing in generation, distribution & commercial consumption, particularly electr. drives)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria)
Wharton,
Eric Lloyd
E.L. Wharton
Second son of R.Adm. Sir William James Lloyd Wharton, KCB, FRS (1843-1905).
Married (10.05.1922, St Stephen's Church, Hammerwood, East Grinstead district, Sussex) Margarita Lucy "Rita" Whidborne (born 1895), eldest daughter of Rev. & Mrs George Feiris Whidborne, MA, FGS, of Hammerwood, East Grinstead, Sussex.

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29.10.1882
Dorking, Surrey
-
15.07.1951
Tonbridge district, Kent
Midsh. 15.01.1898
A/S.Lt. 29.10.1901
S.Lt. 14.01.1903, seniority 29.10.1901
Lt. 17.07.1903, seniority 29.04.1903 (from early 1914 automatically Lt.Cdr. with seniority 29.04.1911)
Cdr. 31.12.1914 (retd 01.01.1924)
Capt. (retd) 29.10.1927
A/Capt. 01.06.1943 (dispersed 01.09.1947) (reld 12.11.1947, reverted to retd)
Mention in Despatches MID 31.01.1941 British military mission to Poland 39
Gold Cross of Merit with Swords (Poland) KW 01.08.1944 British military mission to Poland 39 [award posted]
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? North African campaign
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? Naval Liaison Officer, Operation Dragoon
15.07.1896     entered RN, HMS Britannia
15.01.1898     HMS Cordelia (North America Station)
15.01.1899 - 05.12.1899 HMS Ramillies (Channel Squadron)
05.12.1899   01.01.1900 HMS Canopus (Mediterranean)
09.05.1900 - 29.10.1902 HMS Diadem (Channel Squadron)
31.12.1902 - 01.07.1903 HMS Minerva (cruise)
01.07.1903 - 10.11.1903 HMS Minerva (additional)
03.12.1903 - 01.02.1905 HMS Bonaventure (Pacific)
15.03.1905 - 20.03.1906 HMS Vernon (to qualify for torpedo duties)
20.03.1906 - 14.07.1906 HMS Vernon (additional; for torpedo duties)
14.07.1906 - 08.05.1907 HMS Vernon (for torpdeo duties & junior staff)
08.05.1907 - 02.02.1909 Torpedo Officer, HMS Warrior [till 01.06.1907 tender to HMS Pembroke] (5th Cruiser Squadron)
02.02.1909 - 1909 Torpedo Officer, HMS Andromeda
1909 - 15.09.1910 Torpedo Officer, HMS Bedford
11.1910 - 12.01.1911 Torpedo Officer, HMS Sutlej
12.01.1911 - 05.1912 Torpedo Officer, HMS Triumph
05.1912 - 25.05.1912 HMS Vernon (additional; (T) to requalify)
25.05.1912 - 19.12.1912 Torpedo Officer, HMS Diamond (5th Flotilla)
19.12.1912 - 28.01.1913 HMS Vernon (additional; (T) to requalify)
28.01.1913 - 06.09.1914 HMS Vernon (for staff) [15.07.1913 HMS King Alfred for manoeuvres]
06.09.1914 - 04.01.1915 HMS Victory (for ... Kent on commissioning)
04.01.1915 - 26.07.1915 HMS Vernon (additional)
26.07.1915 - 02.03.1916 HMS Vernon (additional; for torpedo duties)
02.03.1916 - 20.03.1918 HMS Vernon (additional; as Inspecting Commander of Paravanes)
20.03.1918 - 08.08.1918 HMS Highflyer (as Flag Commander to V.Adm. Grant)
30.09.1918 - 18.10.1918 HMS President (for temporary service under DTM for torpedo duties)
18.10.1918 - 23.06.1919 HMS Bellerophon
23.06.1919 - 01.09.1919 HMS President (additional; for special service inside Admiralty [Polish Mission])
01.09.1919 - 07.01.1921 HMS President (additional; for special service outside Admiralty [Polish Mission])
07.01.1921 - 15.01.1921 HMS President (additional; for service in Intelligence Division inside Admiralty)
01.05.1921 - 15.05.1921 HMS President (additional; temporarily for service in Intelligence Division)
15.05.1921 - 01.02.1922 Naval Attaché at The Hague, the Netherlands
(08.1923)     no appointment listed
17.08.1939 - 04.10.1939 HMS President (additional; for special duty outside Admiralty as Naval Attaché Poland)
04.10.1939 - 08.10.1939 HMS President (additional)
09.10.1939 - 21.05.1940 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (in charge of Information Section)
21.05.1940 - 04.06.1940 HMS President (additional; not to join)
04.06.1940 - 13.09.1940 HMS President (additional; for liaison duties with French Navy)
13.09.1940 - 14.09.1940 HMS President (additional; for duty inside Admiralty with Naval Intelligence Division)
14.09.1940 - 30.05.1942 HMS President (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty: for duty outside Admiralty with R.Adm. Chalmers) 
30.05.1942 - 31.01.1943 HMS President (additional; for duty inside Admiralty with Naval Intelligence Division)
01.02.1943 - 13.09.1944 HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers/Taranto) (additional; on staff of Naval Commander Expeditionary Force as Naval Liaison Officer between Allied Force Headquarters & French Navy, from ... 1944 on staff of Flag Officer Western Mediterranean as Naval Liaison Officer)
13.09.1944 - 08.03.1945 HMS President (additional; for duty as Naval Adviser Paris)
08.03.1945 - 01.06.1946 Assistant Naval Attaché, Paris & as British Naval Representative of SHAEF Mission [HMS President]
1946 - 19.08.1946 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; not to join)
19.08.1946 - 11.04.1947 HMS President (additional; for duty inside Admiralty with Director of Tactical and Staff Duties Division)
11.07.1947     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; not to join)
Published: Wine-dark seas (1937).
Whatley,
Roderick Bedford
R.B. Whatley
From Wellington, New Zealand.
1920 ?
New Zealand
-
died between 08.1989 and 08.1991 ?
Cadet 01.09.1938
Midsh. 01.09.1939
S.Lt. 01.08.1940
Lt. 16.10.1941
Lt.Cdr. 16.10.1949 (retd 27.05.1950)
Mention in Despatches MID 26.12.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
01.09.1938 - 03.08.1939 special entry cadet (under the Dominion Scheme), HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser)
04.08.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Dragon (cruiser)
09.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Rodney (battleship)
27.03.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Woolston (destroyer)
19.04.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Tanatside (destroyer)
(01.1945)     HMS Attacker (escort carrier) *
06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS King George V (battleship)
04.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
01.1948 - (07.)1948 HMS Narvik
14.09.1948 - (05.)1950 HMS Resource
Wheele,
William Ernest
W.E. Wheele

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12.01.1891
Leytonstone, London
-
05.08.1966
Kent
Petty Officer ? [238091]
Gnr. (T) 01.03.1918
Cd.Gnr. (T) 01.03.1928
Lt. 31.10.1939 (retd 12.01.1941)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 23.05.1917 ?
... - ... ...
15.03.1922 - (08.)1923 HMS Hecla (special torpedo vessel (depot ship)) (for emergency destroyers)
01.10.1923 - (03.)1926 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(05.1926)     no appointment listed
18.01.1927 - (02.1927) HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth) (to requalify)
... - ... ...
12.101.937 - (09.)1939 HMS Cochrane (depot ship, Coast of Scotland Command) (for reserve destroyers)
08.12.1939 - (04.1946) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for torpedo school)
Wheeler,
Gerald Mardon Mowbray Cato
G.M.M.C. Wheeler
Son of Capt. Philip John Wheeler, R.F.A., and Constance Lalage Wheeler.
1918 ?
-
24.09.1940
(KIA) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 1, panel 3]
A/S.Lt. (A)
16.01.1939
S.Lt. (A)
16.01.1939
(02.1939)
-
(04.1939)
short course of instruction
(08.1939)
-
(04.1940)
Fleet Air Arm
?
-
24.09.1940
810 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
[failed to return when shot down by shore batteries on Cap Manuel on approach to attack warships in Dakar harbour; crew baled out, but Wheeler did not survive]
Wheeler,
Hugh Volant
G.M.M.C. Wheeler
Second son (with three brothers and three sisters) of James Volant Wheeler, and Hon. Sibyl Grace Tyrwhitt, of Bitterley Court, Ludlow.
Married 1st (04.1938, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia) Pauline C. Johnston, daughter of Maj. D.J. Johnston, of Bournemouth, and Mrs Wane, of Salisbuey, Southern Rhodesia.
Lived at Calgary, Salisbury, Rhodesia.

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12.05.1901
Ludlow district, Herefordshire / Shropshire
-
1992
Harare, Zimbabwe
Midsh. 15.09.1917
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.05.1921 (retd 19.09.1922; own request)
Lt. (retd) 15.05.1924
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 05.05.1940
A/Cdr. (retd) > 06.1944, < 10.1944 (reactivated 05?.1940) (reverted to retd > 01.1944, < 01.1945)
Cdr. (retd) 08.05.1946
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 04.05.1943

Operation Torch (North Africa landings 11.42) [investiture 01.02.44]

Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.11.1944

Operation Neptune (Normandy landings 06.44) [decoration presented]

Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944

Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings 09.43)

15.01.1915     entered RN
03.05.1940 - (10.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Rosemary (sloop)
20.12.1940 - (02.)1941 Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.06.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Quebec (Combined Operations training centre, Inveraray)
(02.1943) - (08.1943) HMS Quebec (Combined Operations training centre, Inveraray) *
10.08.1943 - (10.)1943 Staff Officer Landing Craft on staff of Commodore Force "N" [HMS Hannibal (RN base, Algiers)] (Salerno landings)
(12.1943) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
(06.1944)     Assault Group G2 (Normandy)
Whinney,
Reginald Fife
"Bob"
R.F. Whinney
08.02.1909
-
22.12.1992
New Forest district, Hampshire
Midsh.
01.01.1927
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1929
S.Lt.
16.01.1930
Lt.
01.04.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1940
Cdr.
31.12.1944
Capt.
31.12.1951 (retd 30.11.1961)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
15.02.1944
destruction U523 25.08.43 [investiture 13.02.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
20.06.1944
attack U-boat Western Approaches 11.01.44 [investiture 13.02.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
10.10.1944
destruction U390 Plymouth Area 05.06.44 [investiture 13.02.45]
09.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
02.05.1929
-
(08.1929)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(01.1932)


no appointment listed
(02.1931)
-
(09.1932)
no appointment listed
19.07.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
02.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
anti-submarine course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Osprey]
14.08.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Echo (destroyer) (and for Flotilla duties) (home Fleet)
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
15.03.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for Anti-Submarine School)
10.04.1939
-
(08.1939)
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Duncan (flotilla leader) (and for Flotilla A/S duties)
03.1940
-
(04.)1940
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown)
26.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Cossack (flotilla leader) (and for Flotilla A/S duties)
11.03.1942
-
(08.1942)
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Eland (RN base, Freetwon, Sierra Leone)
(02.1943)


no appointment listed
20.04.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Wanderer (destroyer)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
28.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (for Fort Blockhouse, Gosport)
13.10.1947
-
(07.1948)
Underwater Weapons Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.01.1949
-
(05.1950)
Executive Officer, HMS Euryalus
21.07.1952
-
(05.1953)
Deputy Director of Underwater Weapons (Bath), Admiralty [HMS President]
30.08.1954
-
(01.1957)
staff, Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo]
08.10.1959
-
(07.)1961
Naval Attaché, Belgrade
Published: The U-boat peril : an anti-submarine commander's war (1986)
Whitaker,
Geoffrey Charles Francis
G.C.F. Whitaker
Married 1st Monica Celeste Wedd Genevieve (née ...); one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd (1965) Enid Rosamond Love, OBE (15.05.1911-06.11.1979), head mistress of various schools.

17.08.1904
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
-
06.1986

Bracknell district, Berkshire
Midsh.
15.09.1922
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1925
S.Lt.
08.09.1926, seniority 30.08.1925
Lt.
30.01.1927 (emgcy 01.11.1928)
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy)
30.01.1935
Cdr. (L)
02.01.1946
Capt. (L)
31.12.1951 (retd 24.08.1959)
15.09.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
01.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
10.1925


qualified as interpreter in French
11.01.1926
-
(05.)1926
promotion course, Portsmouth
11.10.1926
-
(02.)1927
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
14.02.1927
-
(07.)1927
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
09.1927
-
03.1928
HMS L 15 (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Ambrose]
03.1928
-
(06.)1928
HMS L 33 (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Ambrose]
11.08.1940
-
02.1942
HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore)
(02.1942?)
-
29.07.1942
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
30.07.1942
-
(02.)1943
on staff of Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet [HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)]
(06.1943)
-
(12.1943)
no appointment listed
15.03.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
10.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Vindictive (fleet repair ship)
01.10.1945

-

(04.1946)

an Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
1946?
 
 
transferred to Active List RN - Electrical Branch
17.01.1948
-
(05.)1949
HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal and radar establishment, Haslemere)
15.08.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)
02.04.1952
-
(04.)1955
Assistant Captain Superintendent, Admiralty Signal and Radar Establishment, Haslemere [HMS Mercury II]
26.09.1955
-
(01.)1956
fleet Electrical Officer on staff of Flag Officer Commanding Reserve Fleet [HMS Cleopatra]
24.07.1956
-
16.08.1956
London Depot RAN [lent to RAN]
17.08.1956
-
16.09.1956
HMAS Lonsdale (additional; for passage to Australia) [lent to RAN]
17.09.1956
-
30.11.1958
Director Naval Electrical Branch (DNL, later DEE), Navy Office (Melbourne) [HMAS Lonsdale] [lent to RAN]
01.12.1958
-
07.12.1958
HMAS Lonsdale (additional; to await passage) [lent to RAN]
08.12.1958
-
17.03.1959
HMAS Cerberus II (additional; for passage to UK & foreign service leave) [lent to RAN]
18.03.1959
-
13.05.1959
HMS Collingwood
14.05.1959
-
24.08.1959
Admiralty (Bath) - Fleet Maintenance
MIERE, MIEE.
White,
Archibald John Ramsay
"Jock"
A.J.R. White (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21164)) 
Youngest son (with two brothers) of Sir Archibald Woollaston White, 4th Bt (1877-1945), and Gladys Becher Love Pitman (1878-1954), of Trewhitt Hall, Thropton, Morpeth.
Brother of Capt. Richard Taylor White, RN.
Married (07.07.1949, St Mark's, North Audley Street, Westminster district, London) Marguerite Elise Bennett ((03?).1922 - ), only daughter of Sir Ernest Nathaniel Bennett, MP (1868-1947), and Marguerite Wilhelmina Kleinwort (1888-1963).

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17.09.1910
Tickhill Castle, Doncaster district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
04.12.1991
North Cotswolds district, Gloucestershire
Cadet 01.01.1928
Midsh. 01.09.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1931
S.Lt. 01.06.1932, seniority 16.10.1931
Lt. 16.04.1934
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1942
Cdr. 31.12.1947
Capt. 30.06.1953 (retd 30.03.1963)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1963 New Year 63 [investiture 05.02.63]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 18.09.1945 Japanese heavy cruiser sunk 16.05.45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 21.04.1942 action with E-boat Nore Command 19.02.42
Mention in Despatches MID 06.01.1944 sinking of Scharnhorst
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
15.05.1924     entered RN
14.01.1928 - (08.)1930 HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
16.09.1930 - (10.1930) HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(02.1931)     no appointment listed
17.08.1931 - (01.)1932 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
04.04.1932 - 1932 course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
07.06.1932 - (08.)1934 HMS Dauntless (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(11.1934)     no appointment listed
03.01.1935 - (02.)1937 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
16.04.1937 - (02.)1939 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
(04.1939)     no appointment listed
15.04.1939 - (09.)1939 Flag Lieutenant to Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station [HMS Gloucester (cruiser)]
27.11.1939 - (02.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Hesperus (destroyer)
02.03.1941 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS Georgetown (destroyer)
13.01.1942 - 24.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Holderness (escort destroyer) (despatches)
18.09.1943 - 15.12.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Virago (destroyer) (DSC, despatches)
(04.1946)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
17.02.1948 - (05.1949) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
21.04.1952 - (05.1953) Executive Officer, HMS Gamecock (RN Air Station, Bramcote, Nuneaton)
10.05.1954 - 08.06.1956 Naval and Military Attaché at Santiago, and Naval Attaché at Lima, Bogota, Quito and Panama with residence at Santiago
24.08.1956 - (01.)1959 Commanding Officer, Physical Training School & as Director of Physical Training [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
18.09.1959 - (01.1960) Commanding Officer, HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Gosport, Hampshire)
06.02.1961 - 11.02.1963 Captain of the Dockyard, Queen's Harbour Master and Deputy Superintendent, HM Dockyard Rosyth [HMS Cochrane] (CBE)
(02.1963)     no appointment listed
Chairman, RN Football Association, 1957-1959.
* indexed, but not listed as such
White,
Charles Everard Hughes
C.E.H. White
Married ((12?).1909 at Portsmouth).

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14.08.1884
-
(03?).1968
Truro district, Cornwall
A/S.Lt.
15.08.1904
S.Lt.
30.08.1905, seniority 15.08.1904
Lt.
31.12.1906
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1914 (retd 28.10.1926; own request)
A/Cdr. (retd)
27.07.1939?
Cdr. (retd)
14.12.1942
A/Capt. (retd)
04.1944?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.11.1918
for services in action with enemy submarines
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.06.1944
HM's birthday [investiture 12.12.44]
15.01.1900
 
 
entered RN
14.08.1917
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Melampus (ex-Greek destroyer)
(08.1923)


Officer Instructor, Scottish Division RNVR [HMS Columbine]
08.07.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship) (additional for destroyers in reserve)
27.07.1939
-
(1944)
HMS PC 74 (escort group training ship / special service ship)
04.1944
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Ranpura (destroyer depot ship)
20.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
White,
Frank Neville
F.N. White
Married; at least one daughter.
Home town (1945): Maidstone, Kent (where he further lived after retirement till his death).
22.07.1909
Grantham, Lincolnshire
-
22.09.1981

Brompton Hospital, London
A/Engine Room Artificer (ERA)
05.12.1933
ERA
06.09.1934? [05.12.1934?]
ERA 4th class
01.10.1936? [05.12.1935?]
ERA 3rd class
05.12.1936
ERA 2nd class
05.12.1940
A/Chief ERA
05.01.1942
Chief ERA
05.01.1943
Wt.Eng.
[later renamed:
Wt.Aircr.Offr., then:
Cd.Air Eng.]
01.04.1943
Sen.Cd.Air Eng.
01.04.1951
Eng.Lt. (Special Duties List)
01.01.1957, seniority 01.04.1951 (retd 22.07.1959)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45 [award posted]
05.12.1933
-
05.09.1934
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
06.09.1934
-
23.06.1936
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
24.06.1936
-
30.09.1936
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
01.10.1936
-
31.03.1939
HMS Westcott (destroyer) (China)
01.04.1939
-
27.07.1939
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
28.07.1939
-
04.01.1942
HMS Bandit (fleet tug) [based at HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham), from 16.10.1939 HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa Flow)]
05.01.1942
-
25.02.1943
HMS Mendip (destroyer) [from 05.02.1942 based at HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
26.02.1943
-
31.05.1943
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
12.06.1943
-
27.08.1945
HMS Ajax (cruiser)
[Navy Lists gives 19.05.1943 as date of posting]
05.09.1945
-
14.11.1945
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
15.11.1945
-
20.07.1946
HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, near Winchester)
02.09.1946
-
28.10.1948
HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Warrington, Lancashire)
24.01.1950
-
18.05.1953
HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Londonderry) (for RN Aircraft Yard, Belfast)
13.07.1953
-
08.09.1957
HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch, Paisley, Scotland)
18.09.1957
-
22.07.1959
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
White,
Hugh Robert
H.R. White
10.10.1904
Kensington, London
-
(12?).1981
Yeovil district, Somerset
Midsh.
15.09.1922
S.Lt.
15.09.1925
Lt.
15.01.1928
Lt.Cdr.
15.01.1936 (retd 10.10.1949; age)
Cdr. (retd)
10.10.1949
Mention in Despatches MID
07.04.1942
destruction 3 U-boats Western Approaches 12.41
Mention in Despatches MID
04.05.1943
Operation Torch
15.09.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Ajax (battleship)
03.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Mediterranean)
14.02.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS L 54 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla)
15.04.1929
-
(08.)1929
First Lieutenant, HMS H 50 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
27.11.1929
-
(04.)1930
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
11.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
First Lieutenant, HMS L 16 (submarine) (Mediterranean)
07.01.1932
-
(09.1932)
First Lieutenant, HMS Otus (submarine) (China)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
08.05.1934
-
(02.)1936
First Lieutenant, HMS Skipjack (sloop minesweeper) (1st Minesweeping Flotilla)
02.09.1936
-
(07.1937)
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(02.1938)
-
(08.1938)
no appointment listed
13.09.1938
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Moth (river gunboat) (China) *
03.05.1941
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Deptford (sloop)
18.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
15.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Rooke (Boom Defence Central Depot, Rosyth)
02.06.1947
-
(07.1948)
Staff Officer (M) to Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
* (02.1941) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
White,
Reginald Mons
R.M. White (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 21370))
15.10.1917
-
(06?).1974
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
... ...
Wt.Tel. 19.01.1943
... - ... ...
31.01.1943 - (10.1943) HMS Belfast (cruiser)
... - ... ...
White,
Richard Taylor
"Dick"
R.T. White R.T. White (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert L. White)
R.T. White (Source: http://www.hmscossack.org/Reunions.htm)
Middle son (with two brothers) of Sir Archibald Woollaston White, 4th Bt (1877-1945), and Gladys Becher Love Pitman (1878-1954), of Trewhitt Hall, Thropton, Morpeth.
Heir­presumptive to Sir Thomas Astley Woollaston White, 5th Bt (brother).
Brother of Capt. Archibald John Ramsay White, RN.
Married (02.09.1936, Church of the Blessed Virgin and All Saints, Boxley, Kent) Gabrielle Ursula Style (28.02.1911 - 01.1999), youngest daughter of Robert Henry Style, JP (1881-1945), and Grace Winifred Bazley-White (1883-1977), of Boxley, Maidstone, Kent; three sons, two daughters.

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29.01.1908
Tickhill Castle, Worksop district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
03.03.1995
West Malling, Kent
Midsh. 15.01.1926
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1928
S.Lt. 01.12.1928
Lt. 01.09.1930
Lt.Cdr. 01.09.1938
Cdr. 30.06.1941
A/Capt. < 07.1945
Capt. 31.12.1945 (retd 07.07.1955)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40: for destruction of U-41 05.02.40 [investiture 06.08.40]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 14.01.1941 attack enemy submarine U-31 02.11.40 [investiture 15.03.41]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 22.12.1942 attempt to save SHKH 09.42 [investiture 09.07.46]
Mention in Despatches MID 20.10.1942 destruction enemy submarine U-372 Mediterranean 04.08.42
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1946 wind up Far East
Mention in Despatches MID 02.02.1951 Korea
Phx 06.03.1945 services to Greek navy [award posted]
Education: Lockers Park Preparatory School near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; RN College, Dartmouth (15.09.1921).
15.05.1925 - 01.05.1927 HMS Benbow (battleship) (Atlantic)
01.05.1927 - 01.08.1927 HMS Walpole (destroyer) (Atlantic)
01.08.1927 - 25.04.1927 HMS Benbow (battleship) (Atlantic)
26.04.1928 - 05.07.1929 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
14.08.1929 - 13.03.1930 HMS Pegasus (aircraft carrier) (Reserve Fleet) [tender to HMS Carlisle (cruiser)] (invalided)
24.05.1930 - 11.1931 HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) (additional)
30.11.1931 - 16.05.1933 Flag Lieutenant to Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (additional)]
(06.1933)     no appointment listed
02.09.1933 - (01.)1937 third hand, HMS Brilliant (destroyer) (Mediterranean & Home Fleet)
30.01.1937 - (08.)1938 First Lieutenant, HMS Impulsive (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
24.09.1938 - (02.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Antelope (destroyer) (Portsmouth Local Destroyer Flotilla) (DSO)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
04.1940 - 26.02.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Antelope (destroyer) (Bar to DSO)
01.07.1941 - 16.02.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Beagle (destroyer) & as Senior Officer, 4th Escort Group
17.02.1942 - 28.04.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Tartar (destroyer)
28.04.1942 - 14.09.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Zulu (destroyer) (ship sunk by Italian aircraft off Tobruk) (Second Bar to DSO, despatches)
01.10.1942 - 05.03.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Hyacinth (corvette) [upon transfer of the ship to Royal Hellenic Navy]
(06.1943) - (04.1944) no appointment listed (serving as a Liaison Officer to the Royal Hellenic Navy) (Order of the Phoenix)
04.1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Despatch (light cruiser)
05.01.1945 - 07.10.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Terpischore (destroyer) (despatches)
(04.1946)     Commanding Officer, HMS King George V (battleship) *
? - 20.10.1946 for duty with Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
21.10.1946 - (07.1948) Naval Assistant to Admiral Commanding Reserves
02.1949 - (05.1950) Commanding Officer, HMS Cossack (destroyer) & as Captain (D) 8th Destroyer Squadron (despatches)
18.04.1951 - (05.)1953 Commanding Officer, HMS Britannia & in Charge of RN College, Dartmouth
(07.1954)     no appointment listed
06.08.1954 - ? senior officers' war course
(01.1955)     no appointment listed
(04.1955)     no appointment listed
07.01.1955 - 07.07.1955 also: Naval ADC to the Queen
* indexed, but not listed as such
White,
William Feaks
I.W. Whitehorn
Son of William John White (1862-1900), and Margaret Feaks (1865-1934).
Married Ethel Mary Round McNae (09.12.1901 - 18.04.1992); two sons.

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30.10.1899
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
-
22.01.1988
Dumfries, Scotland
Seaman ? [J 48996]
T/Gnr. (T) 24.06.1940
T/A/Cd.Gnr. (T) 18.06.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe
pre-war     HMS Berwick (cruiser) (Far East)
(07.1940)     no appointment listed
10.08.1940 - (02.)1942 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship)
(04.1942) - (06.1943) HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) *
06.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea) *
(04.1945) - (07.1945) HMS Laurel (trawler) * (despatches)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Whitehorn,
Ivan Walter
I.W. Whitehorn

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22.05.1892
Hampstead, London
-
died between 07.1967 and 08.1973 ?
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.01.1913
Lt.
15.01.1915
Lt.Cdr.
15.01.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1925 (retd 22.05.1942)
A/Capt.
12.10.1939?
Capt. (retd)
22.05.1942
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
23.10.1942 (reverted to retd 1946?)
15.01.1905
 
 
entered RN
23.09.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Mosquito (destroyer)
(08.1923)


no appointment listed
12.12.1923
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cockchafer (gunboat) (China)
14.05.1927
-
(07.1927)
Executive Officer, HMAS Adelaide (cruiser) [lent to RAN]
19.03.1929
-
(04.1930)
Executive Officer, HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
12.01.1931
-
(02.)1931
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.05.1931

(10.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Albury (twin screw minesweeper) (1st Minesweeping Flotilla)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
06.07.1934
-
(02.)1936
Executive Officer, HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (and as Assistant to Maintenace Captain)
06.11.1936
-
(10.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Terror (monitor; base ship, Singapore)
(02.1939)
-
(04.1939)
no appointment listed
04.07.1939
-
(08.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Delhi (cruiser)
12.10.1939
-
21.10.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Aurania (armed merchant cruiser) [ship sunk]
23.03.1942
-
(08.)1942
Chief Staff Officer to Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches [HMS Eaglet]
23.10.1942
-
(06.1944)
Convoy Duties, Western Approaches [HMS Eaglet]
01.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf [HMS Jufair] (Bahrein)
Whiteway-Wilkinson,
Reginald Denis
I.W. Whitehorn
Son of Reginald Hampton Whiteway-Wilkinson and Margaret Emily Whiteway-Wilkinson (née Martin), of Newton Abbot, Devonshire.
(06?).1914
Newton Abbot, Devonshire
-
20.08.1941
[age 27]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 2]
Cadet
01.05.1931
Midsh.
01.01.1932
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1934
S.Lt.
16.09.1934
Lt.
16.04.1936
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
09.05.1940
successful submarine operations against enemy [investiture 02.07.40]

ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY MEDAL. Award of Merit. Silver hallmarked Birmingham 1930-31. Awarded to R D Whiteway- Wilkinson. 1930. Grade II.

25.04.1931
-
(01.1934)
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
07.01.1935
-
(07.)1935
promotion course, Portsmouth
15.12.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (China)
06.03.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Rainbow (submarine) (China)
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
20.05.1938
-
(08.)1938
HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (Home Fleet)
26.09.1938
-
(08.)1939
First Lieutenant, HMS H 32 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
09.1939
-
(04.)1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Truant (submarine)
12.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 31 (submarine)
(07).1941
-
20.08.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS P 33 (submarine) (vessel lost)
Whitford,
Quintin Pasco
Q.P. Whitford

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22.05.1902
Liverpool, West Derby, Lancashire
-
29.01.1971
London
Seaman
? [J88395]
...
...
Lt.
01.06.1927
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1935
Cdr.
31.12.1942 (retd)
A/Capt. (retd)
< 05.1953
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
12.06.1947
HM's birthday 47: minesweeping operations Mediterranean
...
-
...
...
10.05.1939
-
(02.)1941
Torpedo Officer, HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
30.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Jamaica (cruiser)
15.02.1943
-
(07.)1945
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.1945
-
18.03.1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Fly (Algerine class minesweeper) & Senior Officer, 12th Minesweeping Flotilla
19.03.1946
-
(10.)1947
Commanding Officer, HMS Welfare (Algerine class minesweeper) & Senior Officer, 5th Minesweeping Flotilla [from 03.1946-12.1946; after that 2nd Senior Officer]
29.12.1947
-
(05.1949)
Boom Defences Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1950)


HMS Vernon *
13.09.1950
-
(05.1953)
HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth) (for miscellaneous duties)
(04.1955)


Boom Defence Depot, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Whittington-Ince,
Edward Watkins
E.W. Whittington-Ince

Son of late Rev. E.J.C. Whittington­Ince, late of Marrick Abbey, Yorks.
Married (1919), Rosalind Mary, elder daughter of E.L. Baker, Rochester, Kent; one son, one daughter.

Residence: (1947) Shorne, Kent; (1970s) Axminster, Devon

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03.10.1886
Weymouth district, Dorset
-
05.06.1976

Clerk
?
Assist. Paym.
03.10.1907
Paym.
?
A/Staff Paym.
?
Staff Paym.
03.10.1918
Paym. Lt.Cdr.
?, seniority 03.10.1916
Paym. Cdr.
03.04.1924
Paym. Capt. = Capt. (S)
30.06.1936 (retd 03.10.1941)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43 [investiture 28.09.43]
Education: Eastman's, Southsea; Burney's, Gosport
15.01.1904


joined RN
1915
-
1916
served on staff of Admiral Commanding Eastern Mediterranean during Dardanelles Campaign
1917


in Harwich Force
1917
-
1919
staff of Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean
21.04.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Cambrian (light cruiser)
20.10.1924
-
(01.)1925
for instruction of new entry writers, HMS Virxtoy [RN base, Portsmouth]
30.10.1925
-
(07.)1927
Admiral's Secretary, Commander-in-Chief East Indies [HMS Effingham (cruiser)]
23.07.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (Mediterranean)
01.08.1931
-
(01.1934)
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
04.04.1934
-
02.1936
Registrar, Royal Fleet Reserve [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
15.02.1936
-
(02.)1937
RN Barracks Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.04.1937
-
01.1941
RN Barracks (Division II), Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
27.01.1941
-
(02.)1943
Command Supply Officer [renamed: Command Accountant Officer] & Port Librarian, Nore Command [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
21.06.1943
-
(06.1943)
Store Officer and Cashier, Naval Hospital Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
[ 1943
-
1944
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, The Nore ?]
(08.1943)
-
(07.1945)
no appointment listed
01.09.1945
-
(04.1946)
Registrar, Royal Fleet Reserve [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
Whitworth,
Alexander Stephen
A.S. Whitworth (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 29830))
17.02.1912
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
08.11.1984
Malta
Cadet 01.05.1929
Midsh. 01.01.1930
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1932
S.Lt. 01.05.1933
Lt. 01.02.1936
Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1944
A/Cdr. < 07.1945
Cdr. 30.06.1949
Capt. 31.12.1955 (retd 15.03.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.07.1941 Battle of Cape Matapan [investiture 25.11.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 14.10.1941 air attack Tripoli 07.07.41
... - ... ...
(1941)     830 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable] (DSC)
... - ... ...
09.01.1945 - (07.1945) Commander (Flying), HMS Gannet
... - ... ...
Whitworth,
William
W. Whitworth
 
?
-
Cadet ?
Midsh. 01.05.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1931
S.Lt. 01.05.1932
Lt. 01.05.1934
Lt.Cdr. 01.05.1942
Cdr. 30.06.1949 (reld 1953/54 ??)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 10.11.1942 Operation Pedestal [investiture 02.02.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946 New Year 46


... - ... ...
28.12.1939 - (02.)1941 Navigating Officer, HMS Arethusa (cruiser)
08.1941 - (08.1942) Navigating Officer, HMS Somali (destroyer) (and for flotilla duties)
01.08.1942 - (10.)1942 Navigating Officer, HMS Ashanti (destroyer) (DSC)
30.10.1942 - (12.1942) Navigating Officer, HMS Eskimo (destroyer)
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
18.05.1943 - (07.1945) Squadron Navigating Officer, 5th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Ceylon (despatches)]
... - ... ...
Whitworth,
Sir William Jock
W.J. Whitworth
Portrait by Capt. Douglas Wales-Smith, RN
W.J. Whitworth
W.J. Whitworth W.J. Whitworth
W.J. Whitworth
W.J. Whitworth
W.J. Whitworth W.J. Whitworth (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 29018))
Son of late Maj. Augustus William Whitworth, Earls Barton, Northants. 
Married (15.09.1910) Marguerite Ethel Augusta (died 1970), daughter of late Lt.Col. Allen Henry Maclean, RA;one son, one daughter (and one son, one daughter deceased).

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29.06.1884
Chatham, Kent
-
25.10.1973
Bognor Regis
A/S.Lt. 15.04.1904?
S.Lt. 10.04.1905, seniority 15.04.1904
Lt. 01.10.1906
Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1914
Cdr. 30.06.1918
Capt. 31.12.1925
R.Adm. 20.07.1936
V.Adm. 01.01.1940
Adm. 31.12.1943 (retd 15.09.1946)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41 [investiture 18.07.41]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 09.06.1938 HM's birthday 38
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.03.1918 for service in destroyer & torpedo boat flotillas
Mention in Despatches MID 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40
Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) StOlav 13.01.1948 services to Norway
15.09.1899

joined RN
1914
-
1918
served European War: 1914 HMS Cockatrice (destroyer) (despatches, DSO)
(01.1919)
 
 
HMS Vidette (torpedo-boat destroyer)
05.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
Commanding Officer, HMS Wryneck (torpedo boat destroyer)
30.07.1924
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Valkyrie (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
(05.1926)
 
 
no appointment listed
07.01.1927
-
(06.)1928
Commanding Officer, Physical and Recreational Training School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
19.12.1928
-
1931
Commanding Officer, HMS Stuart (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 2nd Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
1931
-
1931
Captain (D) Reserve Destroyer Flotilla
14.12.1931
-
(06.)1933
Director of Physical Training and Sports, and Head of the Naval Personnel Committee, Admiralty, from ... 1932/33?: Deputy Director of Personal Services (Personnel), Admiralty [HMS President]
27.07.1933
-
(07.)1935
Captain of the Fleet to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
01.02.1936
-
(02.)1936
Flag Captain, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
12.10.1936
-
(02.)1937
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
24.05.1937
- (04.)1939
Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty
01.06.1939
-
(05.)1941
Rear-Admiral/Vice­Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, aboard:
HMS Hood 01.06.1939 - 11.03.1940
HMS Renown 11.03.1940 - 13.04.1940
HMS Warspite 13.04.1940 - ??.04.1940
HMS Renown ??.04.1940 - 10.08.1940
HMS Hood 10.08.1940 - 12.05.1941
(2nd Battle of Narvik)
01.06.1941
-
(04.)1944
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty & Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
01.06.1944
-
07.1946
Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
 
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