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Dale, B.
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unsby, D.E.


  
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Dale,
Barbara (née Gilks)
(Mrs.)
Mrs. B. Dale
Married ((06?).1944, Lowestoft, Lothingland district) Lt. Geoffrey Raymond Dale, RNVR; one son, one daughter.
?
-
A/3/O
14.03.1943
3/O
13.11.1943, seniority 14.03.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
01.07.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Minos (RN base, Lowestoft)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Darby,
Molly
(Miss)
Miss M. Darby
Daughter of ... Darby, and ... Woodhouse.
Married ... Morgan; three daughters.
16.09.1922
Wandsworth district, Greater London
-
living in Chichester, Sussex
Wren
?
Petty Officer
?
A/3/O
21.05.1944
3/O
1945?, seniority 21.05.1944
1942
-
1944
served at Bletchley Park
21.05.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Pembroke V (base for WRNS units in London)
12.08.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, USA)
Davies,
Jean Margaret
(née Nelson)
(Mrs)
J.M. Davies

Married (12.1942, Oxford district, Oxfordshire) Arthur W. Davies; ... children.
?
-
?
3/O 12.05.1942 (discharged 30.01.1945; own request)
(08.)1942 - 12.1942 HMS Cressy (RN base, Dundee)
13.12.1942 - (02.)1944 on staff of WRNS Officers' Training course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Pembroke III (WRNS accounting base, London)]
(04.1944) - (10.1944) HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davis,
Joyce Winifred
(Miss)
Miss J.W. Davis
Daughter of ... Davis, and ... Sanders.
Married ((09?).1949, Surrey Northern district, Surrey) Leslie Francis Barter (10.11.1916 - 07.08.2003); two sons.
23.04.1922
Kingston district, Surrey
-
24.11.2005
Shannon Court, Hindhead, Surrey
A/3/O 04.02.1945
3/O 04.04.1946, seniority 04.08.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
04.02.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Faraway (training establishment & HQ of Flag Officer Carrier Training at Greenock)
(04.1946)     HMS Pembroke III (WRNS accounting base, London) * [probably serving with MI 9 based in the Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Deacon,
Audrey Dora
(Mrs.)
see: Hawkins,
Audrey Dora
(Miss)
 
Dempster,
Doris Sanderson
(Mrs.)
see: Richardson,
Doris Sanderson
(Miss)
 
Devenish-Meares,
Norah Winifred
(Miss)
Miss J.W. Davis
Daughter (with two brothers and three sisters) of Ashley John Devenish-Meares (1868-1957), and Isabel Constance Marr (1877-1957).
14.07.1905
-
21.02.1999
Sydney, NSW, Australia
3/O 15.06.1941
2/O 25.01.1943
1/O 01.01.1945 (reld 04.01.1946)
(08.1941) - (08.)1942 HMS Cochrane II (supply & accounting base for tenders, Rosyth)
(10.)1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
19.03.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
01.01.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
Dilks,
Heather Amy
(Miss)
Miss H.A. Dilks
Daughter of Cdr. William Henry Dilks, OBE, RN, and Jessie C. Brewer.
Sister of Third Officer Jessie M. Dilks, WRNS.
?
-
3/O
27.02.1941
A/2/O
11.04.1943
2/O
1944?, seniority 11.04.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)


HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
(10.1944)


no appointment listed
(07.1945)


HMS Warren (Combined Operations base, Largs) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dilks,
Jessie Marjorie
(Miss)
Miss J.M. Dilks
Daughter of Cdr. William Henry Dilks, OBE, RN, and Jessie C. Brewer.
Sister of Second Officer Heather A. Dilks, WRNS.
(03?).1919
Weymouth district, Dorset
-
A/3/O
16.05.1943
3/O
18.02.1944, seniority 16.05.1943 (reld < 07.1945?)
20.02.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
Down,
Ruth Owen
(Miss)
Miss R.O. Down
1900 ?
Devonport, Devon ?
-
C/O
12.10.1942
       
Drummond,
Dorothy Margaret
(Mrs.)
Mrs. D.M. Drummond
?
-
C/O
01.01.1941
       
Dunsby,
Dorothy Edith (née Wright)
(Mrs.)
Mrs. D.E. Dunsby
Married (1942) Aircraftsman Edward Roland Dunsby, RAFVR; ... children.
15.11.1913
-
3/O
07.08.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Bridlington High School ; The Slade School of Art, University College London



volunteered after Dunkirk and trained at the RN College, Greenwich
1940?
-
1941?
HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton)
21.08.1941
-
(10.1943)
HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Dunstan,
Joyce Violet
(Miss.)
Miss J.V. Dunstan
Daughter of ... Dunstan, and ... Dunning.
(12?).1921
Windsor district, Berkshire / Surrey
-
A/3/O
06.05.1945
3/O
1946?, seniority 06.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
?
-
1944
served at Bletchley Park
16.05.1945
-
(07.)1945
Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS Pembroke III]
25.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS President III
 
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