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1939-1945

 

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Eagger, A.A.
to
Exham, R.K.

 

A.A. Eagger  to  R.K. Exham
Eagger,
Arthur
Austin

Son of Edward and Elsie Eagger.
Married 1st (06.1927) Doris Orchard
(died 12.1933).
Married 2nd (1935) Kate Mortimer
Hare (died 1946); three sons.
Married 3rd (1948) Barbara Noel Hare
(died 2006).
14.03.1898
-
08.10.1993
Devon
Lt.
? (reld 30.09.1921)
Lt.
22.09.1928 [40511]
Capt.
22.03.1932
Lt.Col.
01.09.1937
T/Col.
29.04.1942
Hon. Brig.
14.03.1953
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
23.03.1944
Sicily
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
20.08.1940
services in the field
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
01.08.1946
?
Bronze Star Medal (US) BSM
23.07.1948
?
Education: Aberdeen University (MB, ChB 1922)
?
-
30.09.1921
6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders - Territorial Army
22.09.1928


transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps - Territorial Army
(03.1931)


128th (Wessex) Field Ambulance, RAMC - Territorial Army
13.05.1933
-
31.08.1937
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
01.09.1937
-
02.05.1939?
Commanding Officer, 6th (Southern) General Hospital - Territoral Army
03.05.1939
-
05.09.1939
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
06.09.1939
-
01.08.1941
Territorial Army:
01.06.1940
-
(04.1941)
Assistant Director of Medical Services, ...
01.08.1941
-
14.03.1953
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers - Class II [age limit]
(09.1944)


Deputy Director of Medical Services, 1st Airborne Corps
Medical Dir, Slough Industrial Health Service; retd, 1963. Consultant, 1963-1979.
Honorary Colonel 16th (Airborne) Division, R.A.M.C., 05.04.1948-05.04.1953.
Published: Industrial resettlement (Proc. RSM; 1952); Health in the factory (Jl Royal Institute of Public Health and
Hygiene, 1953);Venture in industry : the Slough Industrial Health Service 1947-1963 (1965); Thorverton past and
present : with street directory (2nd., 1969)
Earl,
Geoffrey Frederick
G.F. Earl (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sue Gardner) G.F. Earl (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sue Gardner)
Son of Albert Edward Earl, and Ethel Emily Burck.
Married (11.1945, Bucklow district, Cheshire) Lilian Yarwood.
30.05.1912
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
10.1974
Hale, Cheshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.11.1940 [158586]
WS/Lt. 30.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 25.10.1942-(04.1944)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 19.07.1949 -
Education: University School, London.
Qualified as an optician, 06.1937.
04.11.1938     enlisted, Territorial Army
      served WW II at Dunkirk, North Africa, Italy & Austria (repatriating troops):
? - 30.11.1940 either 122nd, 123rd or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
30.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Earle,
Charles
C. Earle (Photo courtesy of Giancarlo Caprini)
C. Earle (Photo courtesy of Giancarlo Caprini)
C. Earle (Photo courtesy of Giancarlo Caprini)
C. Earle (Photo courtesy of Giancarlo Caprini)
C. Earle (Photo courtesy of Giancarlo Caprini) 

Son of Col. Maxwell Earle, CB, CMG, DSO, Grenadier Guards (1871-1953), and Hon. Edith Elisabeth Earle (1874-1947), the elder daughter of the 1st Lord Loch.
Married 1st (1939) Marguerite Jeanne Marie Carver (marriage dissolved 1956), second daughter of Herbert Carver; one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd (1957) Fenella, only daughter of the late H.C. Whitehouse. 

From Filkins & Knutford, Cheshire.

23.11.1913
-
22.03.1989
Holton, near Wincanton, Somerset
2nd Lt.
31.08.1933 [56644]
Lt.
31.08.1936
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-15.11.1939,
22.05.1940-08.06.1940
T/Capt.
09.06.1940-30.08.1941
Capt.
31.08.1941
A/Maj.
21.11.1941-20.02.1942
T/Maj.
21.02.1942-27.12.1942
WS/Maj.
28.12.1942
Maj.
31.08.1946
A/Lt.Col.
28.09.1942-27.12.1942
T/Lt.Col.
28.12.1942-20.05.1943,
13.06.1952-21.08.1953
local Lt.Col.
01.08.1945-30.08.1947,
13.01.1951-20.07.1951
Lt.Col.
22.08.1953 (supernumerary 22.08.1956) (Emp. List (1) 28.02.1955) (retd 05.02.1958)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.01.1946
NW Europe *
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
23.09.1943
N Africa **
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG
27.03.1944
N Africa (Algeria) ***
Africa Star Afr St 1942 with 1st Army Clasp 1942
Italy Star It St 1943 ?
France and Germany Star Fr&G St
1945
?
Def M
?
?
Coronation Medal King George VI (1937) Cor M 37
1937
?
Coronation Medal Queen Elizabeth II (1953) Cor M 53
1953
?
* Major Earle joined the 1st Bn Grenadier Guards at the end of 1944. Since then he has been with the Bn in all its actions, doing duty as 2IC and, for short periods, in actual command. Throughout he has shown the highest ability in this difficult appointment of Second-in-Command and whilst in command of the Bn. In april 1945 during the absence of his commander on leave Major Earle commanded his Bn in a successful action which resulted in the liberation of the notorius concentration camp of Sandbostel. The action which made this possible was an exceedingly difficult one and one without military precedent. But for Major Earle's calm acceptance of difficulties and his complete disregard for safety when it was necessary to carry out personal reconnaissance under aimed enemy fire it is doubtful if this action would have been concluded as successfully or as quickly as it was with consequently relatively small casualties.
** For outstanding success in the peculiarly difficult but very responsible appointment of Chief Liaison Officer with the XIX French Corps. By his patience and ability he resolved the many intricate problems with which he was faced and the fact that relations with our Allies have always been ensured, is to a great extent due to his personal efforts.
*** Chef de la Liaison britannique auprès du 19ème Corps d'Armée Français, s'est acquitté de ces fonctions importantes et délicates avec le plus grand dévouement, une compétence remarquable et la plus parfaite camaraderie de combat. N'a pas hésité pour renseigner exactement les Commandements britanniques et français, à accomplir avec un complet mépris du danger de nombreuses reconnaissances avancées, notamment en Février 1943 dans la région du DJEBEL MANSOUR et du 6 au 13 Mai 1943, lors de la phase finale des opérations de Tunisie, dans la région de PONT-DU-FAHS et de ZAGHOUAN.
Education: Wellington College, Berkshire (school perfect and head of dormitory); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (Junior Under Officer, Commandant's Prize. 1st Prize for French); Joint Services Staff College (jssc); Staff College, Camberley (psc); American Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
31.08.1933


commissioned, Grenadier Guards
1936
-
1938
2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Egypt)
(01.1939)


2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Wellington Barracks)
11.1939
-
1941?
Adjutant, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards (France [wounded at Warneton 05.1940])
21.11.1941
-
12.03.1942
Brigade Major, Guards Brigade
13.07.1942
-
26.08.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Training), General HQ, HF
27.08.1942
-
27.09.1942
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (L), RHQ
28.09.1942
-
11.09.1943
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Liaison), HQ 1st Army (Tunisia) [actually serving as Chief Liaison Officer with the French XIX Corps]
09.1943
-
01.1944
Officer Commanding, No. 3 Company, [3rd?] Battalion Grenadier Guards (Italy)
02.01.1944
-
07.11.1944
Brigade Major, Guards Brigade
11.1944
-
08.1945
Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards (NW Europe)
01.08.1945
-
31.08.1947
General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2) (Instructor), Staff College, Camberley
18.12.1947
-
13.01.1951
Adjutant, Chief Instructor, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
1953
-
1955
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
14.04.1955
-
1958
Assistant Adjutant General, War Office (responsible for morale & discipline, and the production of the 1957 Army Act and resulting Queen's Regulations, and training)
Personal Assistant to the Secretary (1958-1960), then (1960-1961) Secretary of the Royal Naval Lifeboat Institution. Secretary-General, International Cargo Handling Association, 1961-1972.
Earle,
Vernon Howard
V.H. Earle
1922 ?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.10.1942 [247490]
WS/Lt.
10.04.1943
WS/Capt.
? (reld 24.07.1948)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
24.07.1948
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
10.10.1942


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps  [emergency commission]



Inns of Court Regiment (11th Armoured Division, NW Europe)



6th Duke of Connaught's Canadian Hussars
Easonsmith,
John Richard
"Jake"
J.R. Easonsmith J.R. Easonsmith

Son of George and Daisy Aldridge Easonsmith; husband of Honour Gertrude Easonsmith, of Rudgeway, Gloucestershire; one daughter.
Last residence: Lower Hazel, near Alveston, Gloucestershire,

biography (with photos) at Clifton Rugby Football Club website
12.04.1909
Bristol
-
16.11.1943
[age 34]
[Leros War Cemetery, Greece, 3.B.3]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.07.1940 [140546]
WS/Capt.
?
T/Maj.
?
A/Lt.Col.
10.1943?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.11.1942
gallant & distinguished services in the field
MC
03.12.1941
Middle East
Education: Mill Hill School, London
Travelling wine saleman based in Bristol.



served in the ranks, 4th Glosters (66th Searchlight Regiment) - Royal Artillery
?
-
27.07.1940
102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
27.07.1940


commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
1941
(10?).1941
1942?
1943?
10.1943
-
-
-
-
-
16.11.1943
1942?
1942?
10.1943
16.11.1943
Long Range Desert Group
"R1" (New Zealand) Patrol Commander
Officer Commanding "B" Squadron
Second-in-Command
Commanding Officer (Aegean operations)
Eastman,
William Marsden
"Bill"
W.M. Eastman

Son of Ralph Eastman (1878-1933), and Margaret Ellen Marsden, of Ealing Common, London W5.
Married (1941?, Malta) Yvonne Vassallo; two daughters.

26.10.1911
Brentford, Middlesex
-
08.04.1980
Malta
Lt. 23.10.1939 [103900]
A/Capt. 19.02.1941-18.05.1941
T/Capt. 19.05.1941-06.09.1942
WS/Capt. 07.09.1942
A/Maj. 07.06.1942-06.09.1942
T/Maj. 07.09.1942-11.06.1946
Lt. 12.12.1945, seniority 26.10.1934
Capt. 12.12.1945, seniority 26.10.1942
WS/Maj. 12.06.1946
Maj. 24.11.1948
A/Lt.Col. 12.03.1946-11.06.1946
T/Lt.Col. 12.06.1946-13.10.1953
Lt.Col. 14.10.1953
Col. 01.08.1959
Brig. 05.08.1966 (retd 21.11.1966)
George Cross GC 24.12.1940 bomb disposal Malta 06.11.40 [investiture 12.12.1944] *
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 8th Army
Italy Star It St - -
Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M 53 - -
Jubilee Medal 1977 Jub M 77 - -
* On various dates Lieutenant Eastman, with Captain R.L.J. Jones, RAOC, worked under dangerous and trying conditions and performed acts of considerable gallantry in dealing with large numbers of various unexploded bombs, some of which were in a highly dangerous state and of the German delay type. On one occasion, these officers showed particular gallantry in dealing with an 1100lb. German bomb. Two attempts were made to explode this bomb but it failed to detonate; at the third attempt when it was in a most dangerous state, they succeeded in detonating it. On a second occasion, these officers, assisted by a Master Rigger of H.M. Dockyard, succeeded in removing a 400lb. high explosive Italian unexploded bomb which had been under water for a week in a 20ft. deep well inside a house. This bomb, fused at both ends, was in a dangerous state. It had to be raised to the ground floor by means of a gin, tackle, sling and ropes. This operation was doubly dangerous, as: (a) There was a possibility of the sling slipping while the bomb was being hauled up and (b) The bomb was two and half ft. long, the mouth of the well three ft. one inch wide, and for safety the bomb had to be kept horizontal, if possible, and pulled up thus. Lieutenant Eastman assisted the Master Rigger, guided the bomb from the floor of the well, and Captain Jones went to the top to guide it through the opening. They succeeded in getting the bomb out although there was only a six inch clearance as it came through the mouth of the well.
Education: Uppingham School (09.1925-12.1929; Brooklands House); Cambridge University; Staff College (psc); Inspecting Ordnance Officers' course, "B" Branch, RAOC Advanced Training School, Bramley (ioo); Ammunition Technical Officer's course, School of Ammunition, RASC, Bramley (ato).
Took over the family dyeing and dry cleaning business, 1933.
      late Cadet, Uppingham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
23.10.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission to 11.12.1945]
03.1940 - 1942 Inspecting Ordnance Officer, Malta
1942     Chief Ordnance Officer, General Headquarters Cairo
23.01.1945 - 23.10.1945 Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), Clothing and Stores Directorate, Department of the Quartermaster-General to the Forces, War Office
12.12.1945     permanent commission
24.10.1945 - 16.01.1949 Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (ADOS), War Office
12.12.1951 - 16.05.1954 Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (ADOS), Logistics Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe
21.09.1956 - (02.1957) Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (ADOS), Headquarters British Army of the Rhine
      Commandant, RAOC Training Centre (Blackdown)
MBIM.
Eastwood,
Sir Thomas Ralph
T.R. Eastwood T.R. Eastwood
T.R. Eastwood
T.R. Eastwood
2nd son of Col. Hugh de Crespigny Eastwood, DSO (1863-1934), and Ellinor Smyth, youngest daughter of Gen. John Hall Smyth.
Married (21.04.1921) Mabel Vivian Prideaux, daughter of late Joseph Temperley; one son.

10.05.1890
Canterbury, Kent
-
15.02.1959
Rodmarton, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt.
09.03.1910 [19399]
Lt.
11.11.1911
Capt.
30.12.1914
T/Maj.
28.10.1917-14.10.1918
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1918
Maj.
03.06.1927
T/Lt.Col.
24.10.1918-19.12.1918
A/Lt.Col.
20.12.1918-03.08.1919
Bt. Lt.Col.
04.06.1927
Lt.Col.
13.04.1934
Col.
13.07.1936, seniority 04.06.1931
Maj.Gen.
12.01.1938
A/Lt.Gen.
20.11.1940-19.11.1941
T/Lt.Gen.
20.11.1941-04.12.1941
Lt.Gen.
05.12.1941 (retd 31.05.1947)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1943
New Year 43
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1919
?
MC
29.10.1915
Gallipoli *
Mention in Despatches MID
28.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
09.07.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
?
?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
?
?
Victory Medal VM
?
?
Grand Cross, Ordre de Mérite Civil et Militaire d'Adolphe de Nassau, Luxembourg 25.07.1944

* For conspicuous gallantry and ability during operations on 6th-7th August, 1915, in the Gallipoli Peninsula. He guided the night advance of his brigade with skill and resource, especially when the head of the column came under the enemy's fire. Owing to the severity of the opposition the advance came gradually to a standstill, and at this point Captain Eastwood rendered very valuable service in reorganising the1 column, thus enabling it to continue the advance.
Education: Eton (1904-1908); Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1921-1922; psc)
09.03.1910


commissioned, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
1910
-
1912
1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade 
06.11.1912
-
04.08.1914
ADC (extra to 01.07.1913) to the Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief, Dominion of New Zealand (Earl of Liverpool)
1914
-
1918
European War: German Samoa (29.08.1914), Gallipoli (25.04.1915-14.09.1915), Egypt (09.1915-18.03.1916), Egyptian Expeditionary Force (19.03.1916-04.1916), and France & Belgium (04.1916-15.11.1916 & 31.05.1917-11.11.1918)
25.05.1915
-
27.03.1916
Staff Captain, ... (Dardanelles & Egypt)
28.03.1916
-
14.11.1916
Brigade Major, ... (Egypt & France)
15.03.1917
-
27.10.1917
Brigade Major, ... (Home Forces & France)
28.10.1917
-
14.10.1918
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... (France)
20.12.1918
-
03.08.1919
Commanding Officer, 12th Battalion The Rifle Brigade
04.08.1919
-
19.10.1919
Brigade Major on Lord Rawlinson's staff (Northern Russia)
21.01.1920
-
26.06.1920
Brigade Major, ... (Aldershot Command)
27.06.1920
-
04.01.1921
Brigade Major, ... (Cork, Ireland)
22.01.1923
-
29.02.1924
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office (London)
01.03.1924
-
21.01.1927
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office (London)
31.08.1928
-
10.08.1931
Instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Staff College, Camberley
1931
-
1934
on the strength of the Depôt The Rifle Brigade [not Officer Commanding]
1934
-
1936
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps
13.07.1936
-
11.01.1938
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 2nd Division (Aldershot Command)
12.01.1938
-
30.11.1939
Commandant (Major-General General Staff), Royal Military College, Sandhurst
01.12.1939
-
31.05.1940
General Officer Commanding, 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division (British Expeditionery Force)
01.06.1940

-

09.06.1940

General Officer Commanding, 18th (East Anglian) Infantry Division (Home Forces)
25.06.1940
-
30.09.1940
General Officer Commanding, 4th Infantry Division (Home Forces)
01.10.1940
-
19.11.1940
Inspector-General, Home Guard
20.11.1940
-
02.06.1941
Director-General, Home Guard
03.06.1941
-
26.02.1944
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command
27.02.1944
-
08.02.1947
Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar
31.05.1947
-
10.05.1955
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit] 
Colonel Commandant, 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, 14.03.1945-04.09.1951.
Justice of the Peace (JP), Wiltshire, 1951. KStJ , 22.06.1945.
Eastwood,
William James
W.J. Eastwood

Son of Arthur and Wilhelmina Eastwood.
(06?).1903
West Derby, Lancashire
-
01.05.1943
[age 40]
[Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, 4.M.1]
A/Col.
? [191534]
local Brig.
19.09.1942-(04.1943)
Education: M.B., Ch.B., M.Ch.Orth., F.R.C.S.E.
Honorary orthopaedic surgeon at Wigan Infirmary.



commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps



consultant surgeon (Middle East)
Eck *,
Alexander
A. Eck

* Possibly changed surname from Isaac to Eck.
?
-

2nd Lt.
13.07.1945, seniority 21.11.1942 [254182]
Capt.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
21.02.1946
gallant & distinguished services in the field [to be dated 31.03.1944]
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
?
?
13.07.1945


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
Eckhard,
Basil Newton
B.N. Eckhard

Married ((03?).1943, Hailsham district, Sussex) Pamela "Pam" Lang; five children.
06.08.1919
-
14.02.2011
Prestbury, Cheshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.09.1940 [149169]
WS/Lt. 16.06.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 1943?
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 25.04.1943 for gallant & distinguished services
King's Commendation Cmdn 20.04.1943 for brave conduct
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.02.1947 -
? - 21.09.1940 either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.09.1940     commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]
      No 2 Special Boat Squadron attached COPP HQ (Training Officer) (Operation Torch, North Africa)
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
Eckstein,
Morris
M. Eckstein

26.12.1911
-
05.1995
Hendon district, Middlesex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 06.06.1942 [235428]
WS/Lt. 06.12.1942
A/Capt. 13.12.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 06.08.1945
T/Maj. 06.08.1945-(04.1946)
06.06.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
Edgar,
Haig
H. Edgar
04.02.1917
-
31.05.2004

St Matthews Nursing Home, Northampton, Northamptonshire
2nd Lt.
14.12.1939 [107516]
WS/Lt.
14.06.1941
T/Capt.
18.11.1941-(04.1944),
25.09.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
France and Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
13.06.1950
-



served in the ranks, Inns of Court Regiment
14.12.1939


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
< 04.1941
 
 
transferred, 2nd Battalion The Northamptonshire Yeomanry
Company director.
Edge,
Maurice Leonard
M.L. Edge (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) M.L. Edge
Son of ... Edge, and ... Shaw.
Married ((06?).1939, Wandsworth district, London) Dorothy L. Evans.
05.04.1913
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
07.1997
Hereford district, Herefordshire
2nd Lt. 12.12.1942 [255677]
WS/Lt. 12.06.1943
A/Capt. 18.01.1944-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 01.10.1945
T/Maj. 01.10.1945-(04.1946)
Education: BA.
12.12.1942     commissioned, Army Educational Corps
(06.1944)     Education Officer, HQ 1st Airborne Division
Edge,
Stanley
S. Edge (Photo courtesy of Mr Kimberly J. Lindsay)
?
-
2nd Lt. 07.03.1931 [49912]
... ...
Maj. 26.07.1939
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. ?
07.03.1931     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
... - ... ...
29.01.1942 - 23.05.1942 6th War Course, Middle East Staff School (Haifa)
... - ... ...
Edmonds,
Geoffrey John
G.J. Edmonds

Son of George F. Edmonds, and Grace F. Hardy.
(09?).1913
West Ham district, London
-
1992
Hong Kong, China
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.05.1942 [256787]
WS/Lt. 30.11.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
30.05.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Vice Patron of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
Edmundson,
Joshua William Stuart

J.W.S. Edmundson
Only child of Mr & Mrs J. Edmundson, of Orwell Park, Dublin.
Married ((09?).1936, Tavistock district, Devon) Iris Beryl Norrington, edler daughter of Lt.Col. R.L. Norrington, CMG, of Yelverton, Devon; ... children (two sons?).
12.10.1911
-
04.2000
Ipswich district, Suffolk
2nd Lt. 30.01.1937 [70074]
WS/Lt. 30.01.1940
A/Capt. 16.07.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Capt. 04.02.1943
Capt. 11.04.1945
WS/Maj. 01.11.1945 (demobilized < 04.1946)
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 12.03.1968 -
Education: Emmanuel College, Cambridge (BA Engineering 1935, MA 1946).
Assistant to Chairman of Tisons Ltd, Plymouth.
30.01.1937     commissioned, Devon & Cornwall (Fortress) Engineers, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
07.1940 - 11.1943 seconded, Auxiliary Units, GHQ Home Forces
11.1943 - 03.1944 attached, School of Military Engineering (Ripon)
01.03.1944 - ? seconded, Special Operations Executive (SOE)
? - 28.02.1962 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Edward VIII see: Windsor,
HRH the Duke of 
 
Edward,
George Westbrook
G.W. Edward

Residence: (1945) Kingston Hill, Surrey.
04.12.1921
-
09.2001
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 11.07.1942 [237966]
WS/Lt. 11.01.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
MC 23.08.1945 Italy
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
Education: Guy's Hospital (MB BS 25.05.1951 Lond).
11.07.1942     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(1945)     1st Derbyshire Yeomanry (Italy) (MC)
General practitioner, Alderley Edge, Cheshire (Allison, Wallace & Edward). Late House Surgeon & House Physician, St Olave's Hospital; Obstetric House Officer West Park Hospital, Macclesfield.
* Recommendation for the award of an immediate Military Cross to WS/Lt. G.W. Edward: On the 22nd April 1945, the Welch Regiment was trying to force a crossing over the canal south of S. Bartolomeo in Bosco in daylight. They were unable to do this due owing to strong enemy positions on the far bank and in the houses beyond. Lt. Edward's Troop was ordered up to support the Welch Regiment. The only possible fire position was the flood bank. This was covered by bazooka and spandau fire. Air reported three Tiger tanks 600 yards away approaching the canal through the close country. Despite this, Lt. Edward immediately took his own tank and his Troop Sergeant's tank to the flood bank to support the infantry. He caused considerable execution amongst the enemy, completely destroying 2 houses which were strong points and silencing sundry spandaus. Then, by skilful use of smoke, he screende the Tigers, enabling a platoon of infantry to cross the canal. Throughout this action Lt. Edward was the aim of considerable shelling and spandau and schmeisser fire, and a bazooka had a near miss before Lt. Edward put it out of action. He stayed in position until no longer required by the infantry. After this, the enemy made no further stand south of the Po.
[Recommended by Lt.Col. Sir I.P.A.M. Walker, commanding 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry, approved 06.05.1945 by Maj.Gen. H. Murray, commanding 6th Armoured Division, 14.05.1945 by Lt.Gen. C.F. Keightley, commanding 5 Corps, 18.05.1945 by Lt.Gen. R.L. McCreery, commanding 8th Army, and finally 20.05.1945 by Field Marshal Sir Harold R.L.G. Alexander, commanding Allied Force HQ.] (Citation kindly provided by Sim Morrison)
Edwards,
Arthur Frank
A.F. Edwards
Son of Edward Edwards and Ellen Edwards (née Swann).
Married (1951) Betty Murray; two daughters, one son.
(12?).1918
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
2009

2nd Lt.
13.09.1941 [204318]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 10.1946?)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
10.1946?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
13.09.1941


commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers [emergency commission]



served 2nd/8th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers (India)
01.08.1943
 
 
transferred, Indian Army



served Jat Regiment (Digboy & Quetta)
Edwards,
Ernest John
E.J. Edwards (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Edwards)
Married ((09?).1935, Thanet district, Kent) Dora Winifred Summers; one daughter, one son.
Residence: (1942) Petts Wood, Kent.
1908/09 ?
Garlinge, Thanet district, Kent
-
2nd Lt. 19.06.1942 [219155]
WS/Lt. 19.12.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 10.11.1944-(04.1945)
Architect (ARIBA, PASI), working as a Senior Architectural Assistant for Woolwich Borough Council in a reserved occupation until he was called up in June 1942.
19.06.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      instructor, originally at the Brompton barracks in Chatham; also served in Elgin in Scotland and possibly at Towster
(07.1945) - (08.1946) Unemployed List
Edwards,
Frederick Ernest
F.E. Edwards (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Chettle) F.E. Edwards (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Chettle)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.07.1942 [237351]
WS/Lt. 04.01.1943 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 08.11.1944-(01.1946)
04.07.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Edwards,
Hubert David
H.D. Edwards
Married (1945).
16.11.1923
-
09.2013 still alive
Cadet ? [14295153]
2nd Lt. 28.01.1945 [339809]
WS/Lt. 28.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
      drafted into the infantry in 1942, selected to promotion as JDI, then promoted to Lance Corporal; transferred to Royal Engineers in 1943; promoted to Sergeant
28.01.1945     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Movement Control Section [emergency commission]
Egerton,
Scrope Arthur Francis Sutherland

S.A.F.S. Egerton (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Epps)
Son of Claude Francis Arthur Egerton (1865-1957), and Alexandra Elizabeth Ritchie (?-1938).
Married (16.01.1933) Majorie "Peggie" Morrison (? - 1992), daughter of Hugh Morrison; three daughters.
12.06.1902
Chelsea district, London
-
05.11.1986
2nd Lt. 08.09.1923, seniority 30.08.1922
... ...
Maj. 30.08.1939 (retd 06.04.1946)
A/Lt.Col. 01.05.1942-27.06.1942,
01.12.1942-02.01.1943
T/Lt.Col. 03.01.1943-23.06.1945
Hon. Lt.Col. 06.04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID 30.06.1942 ?
Education: Wellington College; Trinity College, Cambridge (BA).
08.09.1923     commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
1942 - ? Commanding Officer, ... Battalion The King's Own Regiment (wounded & captured)
Ekins,
Maurice Seymour
M.S. Ekins

Son of James Parker Ekins (1862?-1934), and Augusta Emma Bent (1864-1916).
Brother of Capt. Ronald Newman Ekins.
Married ((09?).1929, Kensington district, London) Catherine Laura Henn, of Camberley, Surrey; one daughter, one son.
13.10.1898
Dartford, Kent
-
04.11.1944

Oud Gastel, The Netherlands
(KIA) [age 46]
[Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, The Netherlands, 9.B.14]
2nd Lt. 21.12.1917 [19824]
Lt. 21.06.1919
Capt. 19.09.1928
Maj. 01.08.1938
T/Lt.Col. 09.08.1940-(04.1941)
Lt.Col. 16.01.1942
A/Col. 10.02.1943-09.08.1942
T/Col. 10.08.1942
T/ Brig. 10.02.1943-04.11.1944
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Education: Staff College (psc).
21.12.1917     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
10.02.1918
05.09.1918
-
-
16.04.1918
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium (wounded)
27.02.1923 - 08.07.1923 AMLO (Class FF), ... (Turkey) (temporary)
11.06.1928 - 14.10.1929 Staff Captain, ... (Rhine Army) (temporary)
15.10.1929 - 10.06.1932 Staff Captain, 5th Division (Northern Command) (Catterick)
(06.1933)     student, Junior Division, Staff College, Camberley
01.10.1936 - 11.11.1938 Staff Captain, Directorate of Organisation, Adjutant-General's Branch, Headquarters Staff of the Army in India (India)
12.11.1938 - (01.1940) Brigade Major, Ambala Brigade (Ambala, Lahore District, Northern Command, India)
10.08.1942 - 28.01.1944 Commander, 177th Infantry Brigade (UK)
28.01.1944 - 03.1944 Commander, 131st (Surrey) Lorried Infantry Brigade (UK), redesignated:
03.1944 - 02.07.1944 Commander, 131st (Surrey) Infantry Brigade (UK, NW Europe)
04.07.1944 - 04.11.1944 Commander, 56th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe) (killed in action)
Ekins,
Ronald Newman

R.N. Ekins (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin Snell)

Son of James Parker Ekins (1862?-1934), and Augusta Emma Bent (1864-1916).
Brother of Brig. Maurice Seymour Ekins.
Married ((06?).1920, Lewisham district, Kent) Muriel Florence Wing ((06?).1894 - (09?).1937); one daughter.
(03?).1893
Redhill, Reigate district, Surrey
-
04.10.1939
RN Hospital, Haslar
[age 46]
[Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery, Hampshire, plot 188, grave 26]
T/2nd Lt. 22.10.1914 [48905] (reld 01.09.1921; retaining rank of Capt.)
A/Capt. 05.08.1917-...
Capt. ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mention in Despatches MID 04.01.1917 ?
1914     commissioned, The Northamptonshire Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
WW I     transferred, Machine Gun Corps (served in France & Belgium 02.1916-10.1916 & 02.1917-09.1917, in Russia 04.1919-08.1919; wounded)
24.08.1939     mobilized RARO
? - 04.10.1939 attached Royal Engineers
Elgar,
Hugh Smiley
H.S. Elgar

Son of Alfred J. and Eileen M.K. Elgar, of Bournemouth, Hampshire.
1924 ?
Bournemouth, Hampshire
-
18.04.1945
(KIA) [age 21]
[Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, 2.C.13]
2nd Lt.
06.03.1943 [265716]
WS/Lt.
06.09.1943
MC
10.05.1945
NW Europe [posthumously]
Education: Eton (...-1941)
06.03.1943


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
(1944)
-
18.04.1945
2nd Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps (NW Europe)
Elgin,
10th Earl of & 14th Earl of Kincardine;
Edward James Bruce;
Baron Bruce;
Earl of Kincardine and Baron Bruce of Torry;
Baron Elgin

Lord Elgin

Eldest son of 9th Earl of Elgin and Lady Constance Carnegie (died 1909), daughter of 9th Earl of
Southesk, KT.
Succeeded father, 1917.
Married (1921) Honourable
Katherine Elizabeth Cochrane, DBE, created 1938, elder daughter of 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults; three sons,  three daughters.
08.06.1881
-
27.11.1968

...
...
Hon. Col.
28.01.1939

KT 1933; CMG 1919; TD, CD, LLD (hon.) Glasgow and St Andrews; Grand Cross Order of Polonia Restituta, 1944

Education: Eton; Balliol College, Oxford University
1935
-
1965
HM Lieutenant, County of Fife
Formerly Capt. Forfar and Kincardine RGA Militia; Major commanding Highland (Fife) RGA; served European War, 1914-1918 (CMG); Zone Adviser Home Guard, 1940-1946; Hon. Colonel 357 Medium Regiment, RA, TA; Hon. Colonel 471 H (M) AA. Regiment, Forth RA, TA; Hon. Air Commodore 948 Squadron RAF; Lord High Commissioner of Church of Scotland, 1925 and 1926; Chairman, Educational Endowments Commission, Scotland, 1926-1936; National Council on Juvenile Employment (Scotland), 1926-1946; Fife County Council, 1929-1938; Forth Conservancy Board, 1926-1955; Member Cttee of Inquiry, BBC, 1949; BBC General Advisory Council, 1952-1956; Housing Progress Panel (Scotland); President: Royal Highland and Agricultural Soc., 1949; Scottish­Polish Soc.; Empire Exhibition (Scotland), 1938; Chairman, Land Settlement Assoc., England & Wales, 1933-1946; AD Labour, 1917; Labour Commandant with rank of Colonel, 1918; Chairman Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, 1923-1946; Past Chm. of Governors, Newbattle Abbey Coll. Grand Master Mason Scotland, 1921-1924; JP Fife. President Fife TA Association; Hon. Colonel Elgin Regiment (RCAC); Captain of Royal Company of Archers, Queen's Body Guard for Scotland; Director, Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Soc.; Past Dir,
Royal Bank of Scotland; Vice­President: Building Societies Association; National Trust for Scotland; Scottish Council (Development and Industry).
Elkington,
Alan Durham
A.D. Elkington (Photo courtesy of Mr J.F.D. 'Tim' Elkington)
A.D. Elkington (Photo courtesy of Mr J.F.D. 'Tim' Elkington)
Married (12.11.1919, Kensington, London) Isabel Griffin (05.01.1896 - 1978), daughter of Francis William Latimer Griffin and Harriet Witter; one son (W/Cdr. John Francis Durham Elkington, RAF).
12.1890
Edgbaston, Warwickshire
-
26.12.1966

Haverfordwest, Dyfed / Pembrokeshire
2nd Lt.
07.07.1909 (supernumerary till 01.01.1912)
Lt.
?
T/Capt.
17.05.1915-18.08.1916
Capt.
30.06.1917, seniority 01.06.1916
A/Maj.
01.04.1918-29.05.1918
T/Maj.
16.02.1918-...
Maj.
03.02.1921 (reld early 1920s)
Lt.
12.03.1940 [123462]
T/Capt.
30.09.1941-(04.1946)
Order of St Stanlislaus, 2nd class (Russia) StStan
1919?
N Russia
07.07.1909


commissioned, Territorial Force (5th & 6th Battalions, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment) 
05.01.1916
-
early 1920s
seconded for duty with the Machine Gun Corps
05.01.1916
-
18.08.1916
Company Commander
01.10.1917
-
01.04.1918
Assistant Instructor (graded for pay at Hythe rates)
01.04.1918
-
29.05.1918
Instructor (graded for pay at Hythe rates)
02.11.1918
-
?
Senior Instructor
(1919?)


served in Northern Russia

Partner in a jewellers & silversmiths company.

12.03.1940


commissioned, Leicestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Elliot,
John Scott

J.W.O. Elliot
26.01.1915
-
30.09.1974
New South Wales, Australia
Lt. 06.03.1940 [125314]
WS/Capt. 06.03.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
Education: Edinburgh University (MB, ChB 20.07.1939).
21.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
      1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Elliot,
John William Owen

J.W.O. Elliot

Son of Hubert William Arthur Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1891-1969), and Mary Hestor Owen (1895-1945).
Married (01.04.1944, Guards Chapel, Westminster district, London) Mary Norah Mulholland (23.10.1924 - 06.01.2000), daughter of Hon. Godfrey John Arthur Murray Lyle Mulholland, and Hon. Olivia Vernon Harcourt; two sons, one daughter.
03.07.1921
-
06.08.2005
Cockfield, Sudbury district, Suffolk
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [165036]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 1945?
Hon. Capt. 01.01.1949
Education: King's Mead School; Eton College; Trinity College, Cambridge.
21.12.1940     commissioned, Scots Guards [emergency commission]
(02.1945)     3rd Tank Battalion Scots Guards (wounded 02.1945)
22.01.1946 - (04.1946) a Staff Captain (Q), Quartermaster General's Branch, London District
01.01.1949     Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Elliot,
Robert
R. Elliot
26.05.1905
Dover district, Kent
-
(03?).1982
Surrey NW district, Surrey
2nd Lt.
20.06.1927, seniority 20.06.1926 [38618]
Lt.
28.06.1929, seniority 20.06.1929
local Capt.
05.05.1937-23.11.1957
Capt.
24.11.1937
A/Maj.
31.08.1939-30.11.1939
T/Maj.
01.12.1939-14.05.1940,
07.06.1941-13.03.1942,
09.04.1942-02.12.1942,
30.12.1942-27.06.1943
Maj.
28.06.1943, seniority 20.06.1943
A/Lt.Col.
10.05.1944-09.08.1944
T/Lt.Col.
10.08.1944-12.07.1945,
13.09.1945-11.04.1949
Lt.Col.
12.04.1949 (supernumerary 12.04.1952)
T/Col.
05.04.1951-23.05.1952
Col.
24.05.1952
T/Brig.
01.02.54-18.04.1956
Brig.
19.04.1956 (retd 26.05.1957)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.11.1945
repatriated POWs
Distinguished Service Order DSO
17.01.1946
Burma
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
Education: Royal Military College, Kingston, Ont. (Canada); Staff College (psc)
20.06.1927
 
 
commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(03.1931)
 
 
11th Field Brigade RA (Aldershot)
08.02.1933
-
02.12.1938
employed with Royal West African Frontier Force as Battery Officer, 1st Section, Light Artillery, The Gold Coast Regiment (Accra)
03.12.1938
-
22.08.1939
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), 4th Anti-Aircraft Divison (Chester)
23.08.1939
-
15.05.1940
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
07.10.1940
-
25.02.1941
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...



72nd Field Regiment RA
05.04.1951
-
31.05.1951
Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), Arab Legion
01.06.1951
-
26.12.1953
Commander, Arab Legion Artillery
01.02.1954
-
25.09.1955
Brigade Commander, ... Anti-Aircraft Brigade
31.03.1956
-
(02.1957)
Commander, 101st Coast Brigade, RA (Territorial Army)
Elliott,
Cyril Matterson
C.M. Elliott
(09?).1910
Rothbury district, Northumberland
-
(12?).1967
Plymouth district, Devon
Fus.
?
2nd Lt.
23.08.1939 [95679]
WS/Lt.
23.02.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
11.09.1941-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
?
23.08.1939
 
 
commissioned, 9th The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
(1940)
 
 
9th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (France)
?
-
31.08.1960
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Elliott,
[Hon. Lord] Walter Archibald
"Archie"
W.A. Elliott W.A. Elliott
Second son (and second of five children) of Prof. Thomas Renton Elliott, CBE, DSO, FRS (1877-1961), physician on the staff of London University College Hospital, and Martha Sara Mary McCosh, of Broughton Place, Broughton, Peeblesshire.
Married (30.07.1954) Susan Isobel Mackenzie Ross (1929-), daughter of Phillip Mackenzie Ross, of Kaimend, North Berwick; two sons.
06.09.1922
Chelsea, London
-
09.08.2008
Colinton Nursing Home, Edinburgh, Scotland (formerly of Morton House, Winton Loan, on the southern edge of Edinburgh)
2nd Lt. 03.10.1942 [247094]
WS/Lt. 03.04.1943 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 21.11.1945-(12.1946)
MC 27.01.1944 Italy * [citation available upon request]
Education: Eton College; Trinity College, Cambridge; Edinburgh University.
03.10.1942     commissioned, Scots Guards
08.1943 - 1945 2nd Battalion Scots Guards (Tripolitania, Salerno/Italy, UK & NW Europe) (MC; wounded 03.1945)
1945 - 1947 Staff Captain
01.01.1949 - ? Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Barrister Inner Temple and Scottish advocate, 1950, standing junior counsel to the Accountant of Court and Minsiter of Aviation. Queen's Counsel (QC) (Scottish Bar), 1963. Chairman, Medical Appeal Tribunals, 1971-1978. Chairman, Scottish Land Court, 1978-1992. President, Lands Tribunal for Scotland, 1971-1992. Brigadier, Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers).
Published: Us and them : a study of group consciousness (1986); Esprit de Corps : a Scots Guards officer on active service 1943-1945 (1996).
* Recommendation for the award of an immediate Military Cross to Lt. W.A. Elliott: During the night attack on the Tobacco Factory near Battipaglia on 11th Sept. Lieut. Elliott led his platoon with the greatest bravery and dash. He charged an over-ran with his first section at least 4 enemy Spandau posts. He personally accounted for four enemy soldiers with his own revolver and the section under his guidance captured 14 prisoners as well. Lieut. Elliott was later surrounded with most of his platoon and forced to surrender when enemy Armoured Fighting Vehicles over-ran his position. He shortly after escaped returning to our lines with useful and important information.
[Recommended 29.09.1943 by Lt.Col. G.A.D. Taylor, commanding 2nd Bn. Scots Guards, approved 01.10.1943 by Brig. J.A. Gascoigne, commanding 201st Guards Brigade, 13.10.1943 by Maj.Gen. D.A.H. Graham, commanding 56th London Division [unable to sign owing to injury to arm, being signed in stead by Lt.Col. R.C.S. Hall, AA&QMG], 4?.11.1943 by Lt.Gen. R.L. McCreery, commanding 10 Corps, and finally 22.12.1943 by Gen. H.R.L.G. Alexander, commanding 15 Army Group.]
Ellis,
Jack

J. Ellis (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Lowther)

23.10.1912
Rothwell, West Yorkshire
-
27.11.2007
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 03.08.1940 [143239]
WS/Lt. 03.02.1942
T/Capt. 17.02.1942-01.10.1945
WS/Capt. 02.10.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 20.10.1945-(12.1945)
Hon. Capt. > 12.1945, < 04.1946
? - 03.08.1940 Officer Producing Centre RASC
03.08.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
Rugby player & school teacher.
Ellis *,
John Roland

J.R. Ellis (Photo courtesy of Mr Iain Miskimmin)
Son of John Roland Ellis, and stepson of John Walton Fogg-Elliot, DL, JP (1867-1933), of Bedburn, Co. Durham.
Married (1939) Margaret Sybella Peel (20.07.1911 - 01.1993), daughter of his honour Robert Peel, OBE, QC, formerly county court judge, and Mary Beatrice Peel; one son, two daughters.

Residence: (1945) Knowlmere Manor, Clitheroe, Lancaster.
* Changed surname to Fogg-Elliot, 21 days after date of publication 27.03.1945, later by deed poll 22.06.1945.
31.05.1906
York district, Yorkshire
-
(09?).1976
St Marylebone district, London
2nd Lt. 04.02.1926 [34638]
Lt. 04.02.1929
local Capt. 11.12.1936-30.06.1937
Capt. 01.07.1937
A/Maj. 01.10.1939-31.12.1939
T/Maj. 01.01.1940-03.02.1943
Maj. 04.02.1943 (retd 25.11.1947)
Education: Wellington (1920.1-1924); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1924-1926).
04.02.1926     commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers
29.03.1934 - 27.03.1938 attached to Sudan Defence Force
? - 05.1940 Officer Commanding, "C" Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers (France & Belgium) (captured)
05.1940 - 1945 POW (No. 300) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
25.11.1947 - 31.10.1956 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Fellow of the Chartered Land Agents' Society (FLAS).
Ellis,
Lionel Frederic

L.F. Ellis
Married ((09?).1916, Southwark district, London) Jane Richmond (? - 1953); one son (Lt. (Sp.Br.) Christopher St John Ellis, RNVR), one daughter.
13.05.1885
-
19.10.1970
Harlington, Middlesex
... ...
2nd Lt. 18.09.1939
WS/Capt. 01.06.1940
T/Maj. 01.06.1940-(04.1946)

CVO 1937; CBE 1930; DSO 1919; MC

?     commissioned, Welsh Guards - Reserve of Officers (served European War, 1914-1919, in Welsh Guards (despatches 08.07.1919, DSO, MC)
General Secretary, National Council of Social Service (Incorporated), 1919-1937; Secretary National Fitness Council, 1937-1939).
18.09.1939     rejoined Welsh Guards on outbreak of war [emergency commission]
Published: Welsh Guards at war (1946); Official Histories of the War; France and Flanders, 1939-1940 (1953), and Victory in the West, 1944-1945: Vol. I, The Battle of Normandy (1962), Vol. II, The defeat of Germany (1968).
Ellis,
Richard Oswald
R.O. Ellis


?
-
Sjt.Maj. (Arm.)
10.08.1939
Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (Lt.) = Electrical Mechanical Assistant Engineer (Lt.)
19.01.1941 [181071]
WS/Capt. (EMAE)
19.01.1944
Capt. (EMAE)
01.10.1946, seniority 19.01.1944
Maj. (EMAE)
22.12.1949
10.08.1939


Armament Serjeant-Major, Armament Artificer (Fitters) Section,  Royal Army Ordnance Corps
19.01.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission to 30.09.1946]
01.10.1942


transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
(06.1944)


probably attached 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) (Normandy; evacuated [illness ?])
23.05.1945
-
(04.1946)
Military Technical Officer, Experimental Establishment, Shoeburyness
01.10.1946


short service commission
Elphick,
Clement Watson
C.W. Elphick

16.12.1907
Newcastle-upon-
Tyne, Northumberland

-
11.1985
Keighley, Yorkshire
Lt.
14.11.1939 [115956]
WS/Capt.
14.11.1940
T/Maj.
10.03.1944-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.10.1942
Burma 12.41-05.42
Education: MB
14.11.1939


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]



served in Burma
Elwes,
John Hargreaves
J.H. Elwes

Son of Lt.Col. Henry Cecil Elwes, DSO, MVO (1874-1950), and Edith Muriel Hargreaves (1874-1954).
Married (06.12.1934, Guards' Chapel, Wellington Barracks) Isabel Pamela Ivy Beckwith
, daughter of Lt.Col. William Malebisse Beckwith (1877-1954), and Lady Muriel Beatrice Gordon-Lennox (1884-1969) . Isabel Elwes remarried (1950) John Darnley Coke Talbot.
11.01.1906
St Marylebone district, London
-
18.03.1943
Mareth, Gabes, Tunisia
(MPK) [age 37]
[Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia, face 13]
2nd Lt. 04.02.1926 [34710]
Lt. 04.02.1929
local Capt. 01.05.1930-20.01.1934
Capt. 21.01.1934
A/Maj. 12.10.1939-11.01.1940
T/Maj. 12.01.1940-12.09.1940,
13.01.1941-03.02.1943
Maj. 04.02.1943
MC 06.08.1940 Norway
04.02.1926     commissioned, Scots Guards
01.05.1930 - 30.04.1935 employed with Trans-Jordan Frontier Force
(1940)     B Company, 1st Battalion Scots Guards (Norway) (MC)
13.01.1941     General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ....
? - 18.03.1943 2nd Battalion Scots Guards
Elwes,
John Henry
J.H. Elwes

Son of Maj. Arther Henry Stuart Elwes
, and Millicent Ella Honora Chapman.
Married (15.02.1938) Pamela Cathleen Brinton
, daughter of Lt.Col. John Chaytor Brinton.
14.07.1906
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
28.05.1940
France
(KIA) [age 34]
[Dunkirk Memorial, column 42]
2nd Lt. 04.02.1926 [34762]
Lt. 04.02.1929
Capt. 07.09.1936
Education: Marlborough College (01.1920-07.1924; Cotton House).
04.02.1926     commissioned, [Royal] Norfolk Regiment
25.01.1933 - 11.12.1936 employed with Royal West African Frontier Force
? - 28.05.1940 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment
Emmet,
Arthur Maitland

A.M. Emmet

Son of Rev. Cyril William Emmet, MA, BD (1875-1923), and Gertrude Julia Weir.
Married (1972) Catherine "Katie" Tinne (née Gough) (died 1993).

Residence: (1946)  Basingstoke.

15.07.1908
West Hendred, Oxfordshire
-
03.03.2001
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2nd Lt. 19.01.1934 [62284]
Lt. 19.01.1937
Capt. 12.06.1938
Capt. TARO 01.04.1950, seniority 12.06.1938 (reld 30.04.1957)
Hon. Maj. 01.04.1950
Hon. Lt.Col. 30.04.1957
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 06.06.1946 Burma (for his official account of the Arakan Campaign)
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD ? -
Education: Sherborne; University College, Oxford. MA, Hon FRES, FLS.
Assistant Master, St Edward's School, Oxford, 1931-1957.
     

late Cadet Serjeant, Sherborne School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

19.01.1934     commissioned, Officer Training Corps, General List - Territorial Army (for service with St. Edward's School Contingent, Junior Division)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
05.10.1940     transferred, 6th Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry - Territorial Army
      attached, 25th Indian Division (India & Burma)
18.10.1946     transferred, Combined Cadet Force - General List  (in command of St. Edward's School Contingent, Junior Division)
01.04.1950 - 13.08.1958 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Entomologist. President, Amateur Entomologists' Society, 1975; Vice-President, Royal Entomological Society 1980-81, Honorary Fellow 1984.
Published: The Arakan Campaign of the Twenty-fifth Indian Division. March 1944-March 1945 (1946); many entomological publications.
Endleman,
Sydney Peter

S.P. Endleman (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sarah Lowther)
S.P. Endleman (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sarah Lowther)
Son of ... Endleman, and ... Hirschenvelt.
Born as Simon Endleman, he began using as first name Sydney ("Syd"), later even Sydney Peter ("Peter").
21.01.1915
Whitechapel, London
-
12.06.2006
Epsom, Surrey
Cadet ? [1637203]
2nd Lt. 21.02.1942 [226466]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
1939     enlisted for service
04.1940     actually called up for service
1941 - 02.1942 121st Officer Cadet Training Unit (Alton Towers)
21.02.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Engers-Minne,
Wilhelm Frederick

W.F. Engers-Minne (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Engers)
W.F. Engers-Minne (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Engers)
Married (Middlesex) ... Payne.
16.04.1909
Camberwell district, London
-
02.1989
Slough district, Berkshire
2nd Lt. 29.11.1941 [219192]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 06.08.1946)
T/Capt. 11.01.1945-06.08.1945
Hon. Capt. 06.08.1946
29.11.1941     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [emergency commission]
England,
Patrick John [Michael]
P.J. England

(12?).1908
Cardiff, Glamorgan
-
13.07.1974
Llandaff, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Lt.
20.02.1941 [168257]
WS/Capt.
20.02.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
20.02.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
1942
-
1943
served in Sierra Leone
1944?
-
1945?
served in Brussels, Belgium
Medical practitioner.
Englefield,
Geoffrey Sidney
P.J. England
Son of Sidney Henry Englefield (born 1886), and Blanche Caroline Kedge (born 1884).
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
20.07.1918
Bromley district, Greater London / Kent
-
01.2005
Brent district, Middlesex
2nd Lt.
16.01.1943 [258905]
WS/Lt.
16.07.1943
T/Capt.
28.09.1945-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946)
16.01.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served in Nigeria & Burma
English,
Ian Roger
I.R. English (Photo: DLI Museum)
I.R. English (Photo: The Times)
Son of John English, a mining engineer and manager of Heworth Colliery, and Beryl English.
Married (1949) Lise Petersen, sister of a member of the Danish resistance; two sons, two daughters.
Home address: (1943) Gateshead-on-Tyne.
18.06.1919
Heworth, Co. Durham
-
30.03.2006

2nd Lt.
04.01.1939 [79387]
WS/Lt.
14.12.1940
T/Capt.
14.12.1940-11.09.1944
WS/Capt.
12.09.1944
Capt.
01.05.1947, seniority 18.06.1946
A/Maj.
(08.1944),
01.05.1947-17.06.1953
T/Maj.
12.09.1944-(04.1946)
Maj.
18.06.1953, seniority 01.05.1947
MC
28.01.1943
Alamein, Western Desert 01-02.11.42 *
MC
18.02.1943
Gazala, Western Desert 05-06.06.42 **
MC
01.03.1945
France 09.08.44 ***
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1941
Western Desert
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
1950
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
28.06.1955
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
16.09.1960
?
1939-45 Star; Africa Star (1940-43); Italy Star (1943-45); France & Germany Star (1944-45); Defence Medal (1939-45); British War Medal (1939-45); Commander-in- Chief's Commendation (Gen. Alexander) (10.1942)
* Captain English when commanding his Company during a night attack led his men throughout with skill and dash accounting for a number of prisoners and scuppering enemy MG posts. He successfully navigated and controlled his men over a long advance in the dark arriving on his detailed objective when he organised them for defence. Being hte most forward infantry during the day his position was under continual MG and shell fire and in close proximity to enemy tanks. When his Company was withdrawn after suffering a number of casualties, he remained behind on the position until they had all been evacuated. This officer showed great skill and leadership throughout this operation.
** This officer commanded the Carrier Platoon for 26 months and he trained them to a very high standard both tactically and mechanically and by personal example imbued an alertness of mind and aggressive spirit. During active operations he was always in the forefront of offensive and recce patrols. On 5 June he was in command of a mobile column of carriers doing a sweep across enemy Lines of Communication with the task of destroying enemy material. By offensive action his patrol destroyed MET and captured 5 lorries, attacked and captured one enemy tank taking the crew prisoner. On 6 June his small Carrier force by rapid shock action successfully attacked and captured 20 Officers and 210 Italian Other Ranks from dug in positions. Throughout all these operations he has shown personal disregard for danger and set a fine example of leadership.
*** Major English was commanding an assault Company during the attack south of Plesses Gronoult on August 9th 1944. Whilst moving up to the start line, his Company was heavily shelled, but he moved about amongst his men completely exposed and showing an absolute disregard to the fire and got them to the start line. Throughout the whole advance he was in front leading his men and encouraging them on through enemy artillery and mortar fire which was exceptionally heavy, and his Company was continually suffering casualties. The Company on his left lost its officers and dropped well behind his Company, but nevertheless he pushed relentlessly forward mopping up any enemy on the way and taking over 50 prisoners. He was the first on the objective and soon cleared up the enemy. He reorganised now his much depleted Company on only 50 men whilst under very heavy fire and held the position till the other Companies got to him. Throughout the action Major English showed complete disregard for enemy fire and his own safety. His leadership, cheerfulness and devotion to duty did much to ensure the capture of the objective and his supreme confidence in himself showed itself to his men. he set an example of fortitude which was an inspiration to all ranks.
Education: Scarborough; Oundle School, nr Peterborough (1933-1938)



late Cadet Under-Officer, Oundle School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

04.01.1939


commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry - Territorial Army
04.01.1939
-
23.03.1943
8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
24.08.1939


mobilized Territorial Army
04.1940
-
06.1942
Officer Commanding, Carrier Platoon (France, Western Desert [wounded]) 
10.1942
-
23.03.1943
Officer Commanding, "C" Company (Western Desert [captured at Battle of Mareth])
23.03.1943
-
09.1943
prisoner of war (prison camp PG 49 - Fontenallato, Northern Italy)
1944?
-
1946
8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry
1944?
-
09.1944
Officer Commanding, "D" Company (Normandy, France, Belgium [wounded])
04.1945
-
1946
rejoined battalion
1946
-
20.03.1961
served in Territorial Army
20.03.1961
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Went to Selwyn College, Cambridge, to read for a degree in agriculture and became an adviser Fisons, the fertiliser manufacturers. Founder member (1989) of the Monte San Martino Trust, raising money for the education of the children of the Italian peasants who had come to his aid in 1943, by sponsoring walks along the route he and many others had taken.
Published
: Into battle with The Durhams (with Maj. P.J. Lewis) (1949); Assisted passage : walking to freedom in Italy 1943 (1994); (ed.) Home by Christmas? (1997)
Erroll,
Frederick James;
1st Baron Erroll of Hale (cr. 1964)
F.J. Erroll

Son of George Murison Erroll, engineer, and Kathleen Donovan Edington, both of Glasgow and London.
Married (1950) Elizabeth, only daughter of R. Sowton Barrow, Exmouth, Devon.
27.05.1914
-
14.09.2000
Kensington and Chelsea, London
2nd Lt.
17.06.1939
WS/Lt.
04.12.1940
T/Capt.
04.12.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Maj.
19.01.1944
T/Lt.Col.
19.01.1944-(04.1944)
Hon. Lt. Col.
< 04.1946
- PC
1960
Privy Counsellor
Education: Oundle School; Trinity College, Cambridge (MA); FIEE; FIMechE
Engineering Apprenticeship, 1931-1932; Cambridge University, 1932-1935; Engineer at Metropolitan­Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Manchester, 1936-1938.



late Cadet-Lance Corporal, Oundle School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
17.06.1939


commissioned, 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
1940
-
1944
technical appointments in connection with Tank Construction and Testing [serving with Ministry of Supply]
1944
-
1945
service in India and Burma
Member of Parliament (MP) (C) Altrincham and Sale, 1945-1964. A Director of Engineering and Mining Companies until April 1955; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Supply, April 1955-November 1956; Parliamentary Secretary, Board of  Trade, 1956-1958; Economic Secretary to the Treasury, October 1958-1959; Minister of State, Board of Trade, 1959-1961; President, Board of Trade, 1961-1963; Minister of Power, 1963-1964. Member, House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, 1985-1991. President, Consolidated Gold Fields, 1982-1989 (Chairman, 1976-1982); Chairman: Bowater Corporation Ltd; Whessoe plc, 1970-1987 (Consultant, 1987-1990); ASEA Ltd, 1965-1984; Fläkt Ltd, 1971-1985; Gen. Advr, ASEA, Sweden, 1965-1986. Member: Council Inst. Directors, 1949-1955, and 1965-1987 (Chm. Council, 1973-1976, Pres., 1976-1984, Chancellor, 1984-1987); NEDC, 1962-1963. President: Hispanic and Luso­Brazilian Councils, 1969-1973; British Export Houses Assoc., 1969-1972; British Exec. Service Overseas, 1972-1985; UK South Africa Trade Assoc., 1979-1984; World Travel Market, 1986-1996; Vice­President: London Chamber of Commerce, 1969- (Pres., 1966-1969); Inst. of Marketing, 1983-1992; Automobile Assoc., 1986- (Chm., 1974-1986). Dep. Chm., Decimal Currency Board, 1966-1971; Chm., Cttee on Liquor Licensing, 1971-1972; Pres., Electrical Research Assoc., 1971-1974. Trustee, Westminster Abbey Trust, 1978-1986. FRSA 1971. Chairman, Bowater Corporation, 1973-1984.
Erskine,
Ian David

Son of Alan David Erskine, OBE, and Enid Rate. Married (01.03.1945) Marie "Mariora" Beatrice Evelyn Rochfort Hankey, daughter of Col. Cecil George Herbert Alers Hankey.
17.03.1898
district St George Hanover Square
-
27.07.1973
Sandwich, Kent [?]
2nd Lt.
01.05.1917 [15319]
Lt.
01.11.1918
Capt.
12.02.1926
Maj.
22.09.1933
A/Lt.Col.
18.12.1939-17.03.1940
T/Lt.Col.
18.03.1940-06.01.1941
Lt.Col.
07.01.1941 (supernumerary 07.01.1941) (supernumerary 07.01.1944)
A/Col.
11.02.1941-10.08.1941
T/Col.
11.08.1941-11.10.1941,
13.03.1942-26.05.1944
Col.
27.05.1944, seniority 07.01.1944
A/Brig.
11.02.1941-10.08.1941
T/Brig.
11.08.1941-11.10.1941,
13.03.1942-(01.1946)
Brig.
29.03.1949 (retd 10.05.1949)
A/Maj.Gen.
04.04.1942-04.05.1942
local Maj.Gen.
01.07.1945
Hon. Maj.Gen.
27.03.1951
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
09.06.1949
HM's birthday 49
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
12.06.1947
HM's birthday 47
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.12.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.04.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
24.06.1943
?
British War Medal; Victory Medal; Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Winchester; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (psc)
01.05.1917


commissioned, Scots Guards



served in France & Belgium (10.08.1917-29.10.1917 & 10.10.1918-11.11.1918; wounded)
29.10.1921
-
11.02.1923 Adjutant, Guards Depot
12.02.1923
-
11.02.1926
Adjutant, ... Scots Guards
24.07.1929
-
23.07.1932
Regimental Adjutant, Scots Guards
1933
-
1935
Staff College, Camberley
25.02.1935
-
20.01.1939
Brigade Major, 1st Guards Brigade (Aldershot Command & Palestine and Trans-Jordan)
18.12.1939
-
27.03.1940
Chief Instructor, Middle East
28.03.1940
-
14.06.1940
Commandant, Tactical School Middle East 
1940


Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards
11.02.1941
-
20.03.1941
Commander, 22nd Infantry Brigade (Egypt), redesignated:
20.03.1941
-
11.10.1941
Commander, 22nd Guards Brigade (Egypt)
13.03.1942
-
03.04.1942
Brigadier General Staff, Sudan
04.04.1942
-
04.05.1942
Major-General Commanding Troops & Commandant Sudan Defence Force (temporary)
05.05.1942
-
18.02.1943
Brigadier General Staff, Sudan
1943
-
1945
Brigade Commander, 148 Pre OCTU Training Establishments
21.12.1945
-
16.12.1948
Provost Marshal of the Army, War Office (London)
10.05.1949
-
17.03.1956
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Essame,
Hubert

H. Essame
S
on of late Ernest H. Essame, Wokingham, Berks. Married 1st (1926) Hilda Mary (deceased), daughter of late T.J. Kennedy, ICS; two sons, one daughter. Married 2nd (1964) Dorothy
Mary, elder daughter of late Sir Frank and Lady Fox, Sydney, Australia.
From Honiton, Dorset.

24.12.1896
-
02.03.1976

West Wittering, nr. Chichester, W Sussex
2nd Lt.
03.10.1916 [5114]
03.12.1919,  seniority 01.03.1916
T/Lt.
27.07.1917-31.08.1917
Lt.
01.09.1917
A/Capt.
03.08.1917-31.08.1919
Capt.
12.11.1924
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1936
Maj.
29.03.1938
A/Lt.Col.
03.07.1940-02.10.1940
T/Lt.Col.
03.10.1940-21.08.1941,
19.10.1941-14.03.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
15.03.1943
A/Col.
15.09.1942-14.03.1943
T/Col.
15.03.1943
A/Brig.
15.09.1942-14.03.1943
T/Brig.
15.03.1943-(01.1946)
Brig.
01.11.1947 (retd 24.06.1949)
A/Maj.Gen.
21.11.1946
T/Maj.Gen.
21.11.1947
Hon. Maj.Gen.
24.06.1949
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.10.1945
NW Europe
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.10.1944
NW Europe
MC
26.07.1918
*
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1917
?
British War Medal; Victory Medal
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during several days of rearguard actions. As Adjutant to the battalion, his personal courage and unflagging energy were a splendid example to all ranks. Although knocked over by a shell early in the operations, he overcame the shock by sheer will power, and continued his duties totally regardless of personal danger. His coolness and ability in the hazardous task of collecting information and keeping control of the situations as they arose, and the value of his services to his commanding officer cannot be estimated.
Education: Nottingham High School; Staff College, Quetta (psc)
1915
-
02.10.1916
mobilized Special Reserve (1 year, 124 days)
03.10.1916


commissioned, 2nd Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment
28.05.1916
10.07.1918
-
-
29.04.1918
11.11.1918
with battalion in France (wounded twice)
27.01.1917
-
31.08.1919
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment
04.02.1920


restored to the establishment
12.09.1926
-
20.01.1929
Adjutant, Auxiliary Forces, India
21.01.1929
-
21.12.1930
Staff College, Quetta (India)
21.12.1930


restored to the establishment
01.05.1932
-
31.05.1934
Staff Captain, 55th (West Lancashire) Division, TA (Western Command, UK)
01.06.1934
-
30.04.1936
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office (London)
04.05.1936


restored to the establishment
01.05.1938
-
30.11.1940
specially employed (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) to 02.07.1940)
1941
-
1942
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment
15.09.1942
-
07.06.1943
Commander, 214th Independent Infantry Brigade (UK), redesignated:
07.06.1943
-
16.06.1945
Commander, 214th Infantry Brigade (UK, NW Europe)
01.06.1945
-
14.06.1945
acting General Officer Commanding, 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division (NW Europe)
1946
-
1949
President, Regular Commissions Board
Military lecturer, broadcaster, journalist and TV advisor. President, W. Wittering Horticulture and Produce Association.
Published: The 43rd Wessex Division at war (1952); The North West Europe campaign, 1944-1945 (1962); with Eversley Belfield, The battle for Normandy (1965); The battle for Germany (1969); Normandy bridgehead (1971); Battle for Europe, 1918 (1972); Patton the commander (1974); Sir Brian Horrocks with Eversley Belfield and Hubert Essame, Corps commander (1977)

Evans,
Alan Morris
"Jerry"
A.M. Evans
Married ...; children.
23.09.1913
-
18.12.2006
[age 93]
[Margate Crematorium]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.12.1940 [165405]
WS/Lt.

A/Capt.
21.12.1943-20.03.1944
T/Capt.
21.03.1944-17.12.1944
WS/Capt.
18.12.1944
A/Maj.
18.09.1944-17.12.1944
T/Maj.
18.12.1944-22.04.1945,
01.06.1945-22.09.1949
Lt.
31.08.1946, seniority 23.09.1939
Capt.
31.08.1946, seniority 23.09.1944
Maj.
23.09.1949 (retd 13.04.1958)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
09.01.1947
?



served in the ranks for 1 year, 117 days (mobilized TA)
?
-
28.12.1940
125th Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.12..1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 30.08.1946]
31.08.1946


permanent commission
Evans,
James Bruns
J.B. Evans
Son of William Pawlett Evans and Olga Evans, of Maidenhead, Berkshire.
1922 ?
-
11.06.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, France, III.C.4]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.04.1943 [269919]
WS/Lt.
10.10.1943
10.04.1943


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
11.06.1944
B Company, 2nd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (killed while trying to put a German tank out of action with a Piat at Tilly)
Evans,
Roger
R. Evans
Son of Roger Evans.
Married 1st (1919) Enid Jocelyn Agnew (? - 1921), daughter of Philip L. Agnew, of Farthingston, Northamptonshire; one son (died on active service 1942).
Married 2nd (1931) Eileen Stanton, daughter of Col. Edward Alexander Stanton, CMG, of Brownshill Court, nr Stroud, Gloucestershire; three sons.
09.01.1886
Christchurch district, Hampshire
-
22.10.1968
Stocklinch, nr Ilminster, Somerset
2nd Lt. 09.12.1911 [23006]
Lt. 01.11.1913
Capt. 02.12.1914
20.07.1921, seniority 21.01.1915
A/Lt.Col. 11.01.1919-23.01.1919
A/Maj. 24.01.1919-11.04.1919
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1921
Maj. 01.02.1926
T/Lt.Col. 17.01.1924-30.09.1927
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1927
Lt.Col. 02.11.1929 (half pay 02.11.1933)
Col. 02.11.1933, seniority 01.07.1931 (full pay 09.03.1934) (half pay 16.12.1934) (full pay 20.05.1935) (half pay 17.12.1937) (full pay 12.01.1938)
T/Brig. 20.05.1935-16.12.1937,
12.01.1938-14.07.1938
Maj.Gen. 15.07.1938, seniority 22.03.1938 (retd 13.10.1944)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41
MC 1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 05.06.1919 ?

British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Commander, Order of the Crown (Belgium), 1932.

Education: Staff College (psc); Imperial Defence College (idc).
      from Territorial Force
09.12.1911     commissioned, 7th Hussars
01.09.1914 - 31.08.1917 Adjutant, ...
19.11.1917 - 31.10.1918 served in Mesopotamia (MC, despatches)
01.08.1918 - 08.01.1919 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force
09.01.1919 - 07.09.1919 7th Hussars
08.09.1919 - 31.03.1920 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), general staff, General Staff War Office (temporary)
18.04.1920 - 21.01.1921 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), general staff, General Staff War Office (temporary)
20.07.1921     transferred, Royal Horse Guards
17.01.1924 - 30.09.1927 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Camberley
01.10.1927 - 22.01.1928 specially employed, War Office
23.01.1928 - 01.11.1929 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
02.11.1929     transferred, 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
02.11.1929 - 02.11.1933 Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
09.04.1934 - 15.12.1934 military student, Imperial Defence College
20.05.1935 - 16.12.1937 Brigadier General Staff, Western Command, India
23.08.1937 - 14.07.1938 also: ADC to the King
12.01.1938 - 14.07.1938 Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, War Office
15.07.1938 - 23.08.1940 General Officer Commanding, 1st Armoured Division (Southern Command)
15.10.1940 - 25.11.1940 specially employed, War Office
1941     General Officer Commanding, Aldershot
Colonel, 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, 23.11.1937-1947. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), 1947; Justice of the Peace (JP), 1949; County Alderman, 1957, Somerset; High Sheriff, 1957. Chairman, Somerset Territorial Army Association, 1948-1953.
Evans,
Stephen Morier
S.M. Evans
Son of Thomas Stephen and Beatrice Florence Evans.
Husband of Joan Phyllis Doreen Evans, of Musbury, Devon.
(06?).1904
Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
28.06.1945
(KIA) [age 41]
[Delhi War Cemetery, India, 2.K.14]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.12.1940 [162468]
WS/Lt.
21.06.1942
A/Maj.
21.10.1943-(04.1944)
21.12.1940


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Evelegh,
Eliott Nial
E.N. Evelegh
Son of Col. Frederick John Evelegh (c.1852-1907), and Moriet Frances Creagh (c.1860-1952).
Married 1st (17.06.1925, All Saints' Church, Pendleton, Clitheroe district, Lancashire) Augusta Evelyn Rosemary Aspinall (1904? - 10.11.1926), only child of Maj. John Ralph Aspinall, of Standon Hall, Clitheroe.

Married 2nd Dorothy Mary Wheeler (10.12.1893 - (06?).1969), daughter Thomas William Taylor Wheeler; ... children (one son?).
17.12.1890
Oxford, Headington district, Oxfordshire
-
12.02.1964
Cholsey Cottage, Cholsey, Wallingford district, Berkshire
2nd Lt. 23.12.1910 [116]
Col. 10.07.1938, seniority 10.07.1937 (retd 14.01.1939)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.01.1918 ?
MC 29.06.1915 *

* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At the commencement of the war he was wounded in five places while with the 2nd Signal Company, and was sent home. In December, 1914, he returned to France with the 27th Divisional Signal Company, and since his return he has worked incessantly superintending the repair of cables and almost daily under fire. He has set a nne example to all by his energy, courage and devotion to duty.

Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
23.12.1910     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
14.01.1939 - 17.12.1948 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Everest,
William James
W.J. Everest
12.05.1901
-
2nd cl. Master Gunner ?
Lt. (District Officer) 04.09.1940 [147936]
WS/Capt. (District Officer) 04.09.1943
Capt. (District Officer) 01.07.1946
Maj. (District Officer) 14.10.1949 (retd 04.02.1955; disability)
04.09.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
17.02.1946     permanent commission
Everett *,
Edward Newboy
E.N. Everett-Heath

* changed name to Everett-Heath (late 1940s?)
11.02.1902
-
(12?).1976
Surrey NW district, Surrey
2nd Lt.
31.08.1922
...
...
A/Lt.Col.
16.05.1941-(01.1946)
Lt.Col.
12.10.1949 (retd 21.05.1952)
Hon. Col.
21.05.1952
31.08.1922


commissioned, The Wiltshire Regiment



transferred, The King's Own Regiment
...
-
...
....
Evershed,
Gerald Edwin
G.E. Evershed
Son of Edwin John Evershed and his wife, Florence Edith Richardson.
(03?).1909
Kingston, Surrey
-
07.03.1968
Eastbourne
2nd Lt.
22.06.1940 [133517]
WS/Lt.
22.12.1941
A/Capt.
15.05.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Maj.
05.01.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
-
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Qualified as a solicitor, 1932.
22.06.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
15.05.1942
-
(04.1944)
Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate-General, Eastern Army, India
Ewart,
James Oliver
"Joe"
J.O. Ewart J.O. Ewart
Son of James Oliver and Flora Livingstone Ewart, of Taynuilt, Argyllshire; husband of Margaret Armstrong Ewart.
1917 ?
-
01.07.1945
[age 28]
[Munster Heath War Cemetery, Germany, 2.F.24]
2nd Lt.
13.01.1940 [113332]
A/Lt.
11.07.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Lt.
?
WS/Maj.
24.12.1942
T/Lt.Col.
24.12.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Lt.Col.
?
T/Col.
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
?
?
Education: MA Hons.
13.01.1940


commissioned, Intelligence Corps [emergency commission]
02.04.1943
-
(04.1944)
Assistant Commandant, Intelligence Training Establishments
(05.1945)


HQ 21st Army Group
Ewing,
William
W. Ewing
Married (1939) ...; ... children (one son?).
28.06.1914
Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland
-
28.09.1973
Poole, Dorset
2nd Lt. 14.11.1936 [69478]
WS/Lt. 14.11.1939
T/Capt. 10.09.1942-10.04.1945
Capt. 11.04.1945
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 10.06.1969 & 1st clasp
Served in the Civil Service.
14.11.1936     commissioned, 313th (Ayr) Battery, 79th (Lowland) Field Brigade [later: Regiment], Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      ended up in the Indian Army, believed to be serving in India and or Burma
? - 28.06.1964 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Went back to working for the National Assistance Board helping refugees to resettle.
Exham,
Kenneth Godfrey
K.G. Exham
Elder son of Col. Frank Simeon Exham, DSO, RAOC (1875-1951), and Frances Mary Body (1881-1968).
Brother of Maj.Gen. Robert Kenah Exham.
Married (1927) Joan Eleanor Stewart Hamilton (05.10.1901 - 12.1995), daughter of Alan Woodforde Ball Hamilton (1870-), of Maidenhead; no children.
Residence: (1945) Cobham.

17.09.1903
Greenwich, London
-
28.02.1974
Bicester, Ploughley district, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. 30.08.1923 [27959]
Lt. 30.08.1925
local Capt. 29.05.1931
Capt. 04.04.1935
A/Maj. 01.05.1940-29.08.1940
Maj. 30.08.1940
local Lt.Col. 01.05.1940-02.01.1941
A/Lt.Col. 03.01.1941-02.04.1941
T/Lt.Col. 03.04.1941-24.12.1941
WS/Lt.Col. 25.12.1941
A/Col. 25.06.1941-24.12.1941
T/Col. 25.12.1941-16.06.1943,
27.03.1945-28.03.1945
Col. 29.03.1945, seniority 25.12.1944 (supernumerary 02.11.1951)
A/Brig. 27.03.1945-26.09.1945
T/Brig. 27.09.1945-30.03.1949
Brig. 31.03.1949
T/Maj.Gen. 01.01.1953-28.11.1953
Maj.Gen. 29.11.1953 (retd 11.10.1959; disability)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 10.06.1954 HM's birthday 54
Distinguished Service Order DSO 12.04.1945 NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
Education: Radley College (lent term 1918-summer term 1921; G House; F XV 1920); Royal Military College, Sandhurst; idc, psc.
30.08.1923     commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
(12.1926)     2nd Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Singapore)
(03.1931)     1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Aldershot)
30.04.1931 - 25.08.1934 employed under Colonial Office (Adjutant, Malacca Volunteer Corps 30.04.1931-22.11.1932; Adjutant Experimental Company Malay Regiment 23.11.1932-25.08.1934)
(01.1937)     1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Malta) (Russian Interpretership 1937)
1937 - (01.1939) student, Senior Division, Staff College, Camberley
21.01.1939 - 05.11.1939 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ Aldershot Command (Aldershot)
06.11.1939 - 30.04.1940 Brigade Major, 4th Infantry Brigade (British Expeditionary Force)
01.05.1940 - 02.01.1941 Instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Staff College, Camberley
03.01.1941 - 24.06.1941 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Directorate of Staff Duties (W), Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, War Office
25.06.1941 - 16.06.1943 specially employed as Chief of Staff and Head of Army Section of British Military Mission to USSR
08.1943 - 10.1943 Commanding Officer, 1/7th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
10.1943 - 05.1944 Commanding Officer, 9th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment
03.05.1944 - 22.05.1944 Assistant Quartermaster-General, 21st Army Group
23.05.1944 - 17.07.1944 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 21st Army Group
07?.1944 - 08?.1944 Commanding Officer, 1/6th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
10.1944 - 14.03.1945 Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers
27.03.1945 - 13.08.1945 Brigadier General Staff, 21st Army Group (Russian Laision Section)
14.08.1945 - 06.06.1946 Commander, 56th Infantry Brigade (British Army of the Rhine)
07.06.1946 - 23.01.1947 Deputy Secretary, Control Commission for Germany (Allied Secretariat, Berlin)
17.02.1947 - 30.11.1948 Commander, 151st Infantry Brigade (Territorial Army)
23.12.1948 - 30.11.1951 Deputy Director of Mililtary Training (c), War Office
1952     Imperial Defence College
30.10.1950 - 28.11.1953 also: ADC to King George VI and to the Queen
01.01.1953 - 09.01.1956 Chief of Staff, HQ Western Command
24.02.1956 - 13.06.1959 Commandant Queen's Own Nigeria Regiment & General Officer Comanding Nigerian Military Forces
Colonel, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 1958-1965; Honorary Colonel, 6/7th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers, TA, 1964-1971.

Exham,
Robert Kenah
R.K. Exham
Younger son of Col. Frank Simeon Exham, DSO, RAOC (1875-1951), and Frances Mary Body (1881-1968).
Brother of Maj.Gen. Kenneth Godfrey Exham.
Married (06.11.1940, St John's Church, Ranmoor, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire) Avril Mary Price ((06?).1920 - 2012), elder daughter of Maj. Frank Langley Price (1884-1963), and Constance Mary Winder (1886-), of Sheffield; two sons.

25.01.1907
Readlynch, Wiltshire
-
31.01.1985
Mayford, Woking, Surrey NW district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 30.08.1926 [36543]
Lt. 30.08.1929
Capt. 06.05.1938
A/Maj. 09.12.1940-15.01.1941,
26.05.1941-17.07.1941
T/Maj. 18.07.1941-29.08.1943
Maj. 30.08.1943
local Lt.Col. 12.03.1942-20.05.1943
A/Lt.Col. 08.03.1944-07.06.1944
T/Lt.Col. 08.06.1944-22.06.1944,
28.06.1944-22.07.1947
WS/Lt.Col. 23.07.1947
A/Col. 23.01.1947-22.07.1947
T/Col. 23.07.1947-16.01.1950
Col. 31.12.1950 (supernumerary 31.12.1956)
T/Brig. 17.01.1950-07.01.1955
Brig. 08.01.1955
Maj.Gen. 01.10.1957 (retd 09.06.1960)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 05.06.1952 HM's birthday 52
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 01.01.1949 New Year 49
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
MC 27.08.1940 recent operations
Mention in Despatches MID 07.02.1936 NW Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID 08.05.1936 NW Frontier of India
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
NW Frontier of India Medal & Clasp.
Education: Radley College (1921.2-1924.3; G House; F XV 1924); Royal Military College, Sandhurst; idc, psc.
30.08.1926     commissioned, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
(03.1931)     2nd Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Ahmednagar)
(06.1933)     2nd Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Kamptee, for Nowshera)
31.12.1934 - 09.04.1937 Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Nowshera) (qualified as interpreter 2nd class in Russian 01.1937)
(01.1939)     2nd Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (Multan) (on the strength of the depot)
(09.1939) - 1939 Company Commander, HQ Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (BEF)
26.12.1939 - 08.12.1940 Staff Captain, ...
09.12.1940 - 15.01.1941 Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, ...
26.05.1941 - 10.03.1942 Brigade Major, ...
12.03.1942 - 20.05.1943 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
02.1944 - 20.06.1944 Commanding Officer, 1/6th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment
(06?).1944 - ? Commanding Officer, .... Battalion (wounded)
04.01.1945 - 06.01.1945 acting Commander, 158th Infantry Brigade (NW Europe)
16.01.1945 - 22.01.1947 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
23.01.1947 - 30.08.1947 Commander, ....
31.08.1947 - 31.12.1948 Colonel General Staff, ...
07.01.1950 - 20.08.1952 Commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade District, Middle East
29.10.1952 - 10.12.1954 Deputy Chief of Staff, HQ Northern Europe
11.12.1954 - 04.03.1956 Deputy Director of Military Operations (A), War Office
03.1957 - 1960 Director Land/Air Warfare, War Office
       
 
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