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Mackenzie, D.M.
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Mocatta, M.M.


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Mackenzie,
Dorothy Mary
(Mrs.)
D.M. Mackenzie
?
-
C/O
28.10.1940
       
Maclean,
Euphemia Annie
(Miss)
E.A. Maclean
?
-
C/O
26.08.1943
       
Malschinger,
Marie Benita (née Henson)
(Mrs.)
M.B. Malschinger (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Dempster)
Married Lt.Cdr. Brian Eugene Malschinger, RNVR.
29.07.1901
Islington, Greater London, Middlesex
-
04.1995
North Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
3/O
22.10.1940
2/O
29.03.1941
1/O
26.06.1941
A/C/O
03.04.1942
C/O
13.11.1943, seniority 03.04.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(02.1941)
 
 
HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull)
(12.1941)
 
 
HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)
03.04.1942
-
11.10.1943
in charge of WRNS, Dover Sub-Command [HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)]
20.10.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
(07.1945)
 
 
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Mathews,
Dame Elvira Sibyl Marie (née Laughton)
"Vera"
(Mrs.)
E.S.M. Mathews

E.S.M. Mathews (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Dempster) E.S.M. Mathews (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Dempster)
E.S.M. Mathews E.S.M. Mathews

Eldest daughter (with three brothers and one sister) of Sir John Knox Laughton, KCB (1830-1915), and his 2nd wife Maria Josepha de Los Angeles de Alberti (1863?-1946).
Sister of Supt. Grace Laughton Bell, CBE, WRNS.
Married (10.06.1924, Kobe, Japan) Ernest Gordon Dewar Mathews (1880?-1943); two sons, one daughter. 

25.09.1888
Hammersmith, London
-
25.09.1959
Ashley Gardens, London
Dir. 11.04.1939
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire DBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45 [investiture 27.02.45]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
09.05.1919
for valuable services rendered in connection with the war
Grand Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau, 4th class (Netherlands) ON4
07.01.1947
for outstanding services during the war
Education: convent schools, UK (St Andrew's Convent) & Belgium; King's College, London University
Journalist. Sub-editor "Suffragette" & "Ladies' Field". Editor, "Time and Tide". Girl Guide Commissioner. Skipper of Sea Rangers. Chairman, St. Joan's Social and Political Alliance.
1917
-
1919
Unit Officer, WRNS
05.1940
-
11.1946
Director, Women's Royal Naval Service
Chairman Domestic Coal Consumers' Council, 1947-1950. President National Smoke Abatement Society, 1949-1951. Member of SE Gas Board, 1949-1959.
Adviser on Women's Affairs to the Gas Council; Life President Association of Wrens; Pres. St Joan's International Social and Political Alliance; Chm. Status of Women Cttee; Pres. Mermaid Swimming Club; Mem. Council Girl Guides Association
Published
: Blue tapestry : the story of the WRNS (1948).
Mathieson,
Evelyn Margaret Helen
(Miss)
E.M.H. Mathieson
Married (23.06.1945, Aberdeen) Lt.Cdr. George James Macdonald, DSO, DSC**, MID*, RNZNVR; four daughters, one son.
23.11.1918
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
2007
Wellington, New Zealand
A/3/O
31.01.1944
3/O
1945?, seniority 31.01.1944 (reld 02.09.1945)
Education: University of Aberdeen (Masters degree in French and German).
15.06.1941
 
 
joined WRNS
31.01.1944
 
 
commissioned as an officer, serving in "Y" service
(04.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
08.05.1944
-
10.07.1944
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
11.07.1944
-
20.08.1944
HMS Penbroke (RN base, Chatham)
21.08.1944
-
02.1945
HMS Hannibal (RN base, Taranto, Italy) [(for security reasons she had to be separated from her boyfriend, Jim Macdonald.)]
02.1945
-
05.1945
HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy)
05.1945
 
 
returned to UK (by air?)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
McKee,
Joan Spiers
(Miss)
J.S. McKee
Married 1st (1944, Alexandria, Egypt) Lt. Lewis Arnold Moore, Middlesex Regiment (1918-1945).
Married 2nd ...
1920
Dundee, Scotland
-
11.05.2013
A/3/O 22.08.1943
3/O 1945?, seniority 22.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
20.08.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
03.03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Nuthatch (RN Air Station, Anthorn, Cumberland)
McNeil,
Anne
(Miss)
A. McNeil
?
-
C/O
26.10.1942
       
Merry-Motson,
Jessie Ritchie
(Miss)
J.R. Merry-Motson
?
-
C/O
27.04.1942
       
Miller,
Marjorie Florence
(Mrs)
M.F. Miller
?
-
Supt.
15.04.1942
28.03.1945 - (07.1945) WRNS HQ, Admiralty [HMS Pembroke III]
Mitchelhill,
Nora Janet
(Miss)
N.J. Mitchelhill
(09?).1898
Wolverhampton district, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands
-
C/O
01.01.1945
       
Mocatta,
Marjoie Maude
(Miss)
M.M. Mocatta
(06?).1905
Birkdenhead district, Cheshire
-
C/O
04.05.1942
       
Money,
Betty Angell
(Miss)
see: Stigner,
Betty Angell (née Money)
(Mrs)
 
Montague Douglas Scott,
Elizabeth Diana
(Lady)
see: Scott,
Elizabeth Diana
(Lady)
 
Moore,
Joan Spiers
(Mrs)
see: McKee,
Joan Spiers
(Miss)
 
Murray,
Lorna Robertson
(Miss)
M.M. Mocatta
Daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles Halliday Murray, of Aberdeen.
Married (30.12.1943, West Church of St Andrew, Aberdeen, Scotland; marriage dissolved) Lt. Jan van der Toorren, Royal Netherlands Navy; one daughter, one son.
1917
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
1980
Aberdeen, Scotland
A/3/O 14.12.1942
3/O 14.12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
14.12.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)
12.02.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
10.06.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
       
 
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