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1939-1945

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Bayfield,
Edward Melvill
E.M. Bayfield
(09.)1887
Malvern, Upton upon Severn district, Worcestershire
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07.1962 still alive
Lt.Cdr.
08.07.1921
Cdr.
?, seniority 16.05.1929
Capt.
05.04.1937 (retd 1944) (emgcy 20.05.1949)

JP

1908
-
1944
RIM/RIN service:
01.04.1928
-
(08.1929)
2nd Assistant Port Officer, Rangoon [HMIS Dalhousie]
20.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
CO HMIS Lawrence (minesweeping sloop)
(09.1932)
-
(01.1934)
no posting listed
01.01.1935
-
(02.1937)
CO HMIS Indus (petrol sloop)
(02.1943)


no posting listed
01.12.1942
-
(06.1944)
CO HMIS Monze
[ (07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMS Belfast ?]
Bayliss,
Jacques Frederick [Joseph]
J.F. Bayliss

Younger son of Arthur E. Bayliss, and Marie L.E. Dimpre, of Weymouth.
Married (29.01.1944, St Mary's Cathedral, Madras) Margaret Helen Watt, RNVAD, only daughter of Dr & Mrs James Watt, of Godalming; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
(06?).1916
Hendon district, Oxfordshire
-
06.01.1985
S.Lt. 21.03.1938, seniority 11.11.1936
Lt. 1941?, seniority 11.11.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. 31.12.1944
Lt. RN 22.10.1947, seniority 11.11.1939
Lt.Cdr. RN 11.11.1947 (retd 1960/61?)
A/Cdr. RN < 01.1957
Cdr. RN (retd) 1960/61?
01.12.1938 - (02.)1941 HMIS Clive
20.05.1941 - (12.1941) anti-submarine course, HMS Osprey
(08.1942) - (06.1943) HMIS Rajputana *
(08.1943) - (01.1945) HMIS Valsura *
16.05.1945 - 18.07.1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Jumna (sloop)
(04.1946)     HMIS Dilawar *
22.10.1947     transferred, RN
* indexed, but not listed as such
Beggs,
James
J. Beggs
1885
Northern Ireland
-
15.05.1949
Eng.Lt.Cdr.
17.03.1922
Eng.Cdr.
19.12.1931
?, seniority 16.11.1931 (retd > 12.1938, < 02.1939)
Eng.Capt. (retd)
> 12.1941, < 08.1942 (reverted to retd < 02.1943)
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42 [investiture 22.09.42]
01.04.1928
-
(01.1932)
3rd Engineer and Ship Surveyor to the Government of Bengal, Calcutta [HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship) (additional)]
(04.1940)
-
(08.1942) 
no appointment listed, while being Director of Shipbuilding, Munitions Production Branch, Department of Supply, Government of India
Buchanan,
[Sir] Peter William
P.W. Buchanan P.W. Buchanan
 

Son of Lt.Col. Francis Henry Theodore Buchanan (1883-1940), and Gwendolen May Isobel Hunt (1898-1962).
His brother Leading Aircraftman James Gilliam Buchanan died on active service 14.04.1943.
Married ((03?).1953, Kensington district, London) Audrey Rowena Mary Edmondson, daughter of Dr and Mrs D.H. Edmondson, of Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire; three sons, one daughter.
14.05.1925
Kensington district, London
-
23.11.2011
Midhurst, West Sussex
Cadet  01.09.1943
Midsh. 01.05.1944
Lt. RN 11.03.1948, seniority 16.07.1947
Lt.Cdr. RN 16.07.1955
Cdr. RN 30.06.1961
Capt. RN 30.06.1967
R.Adm. RN 07.07.1976
V.Adm. RN 04.05.1979 (retd 05.04.1982)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 14.06.1980 HM's birthday 80
Mention in Despatches MID 1964 Malaysia
Education: Malvern College (1938.3-1942No. 3 House; School Prefect; Head of House).
1943     joined RIN
01.05.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Anson (battleship)
16.06.1944 - (07.1945) HMS King George V (battleship)
(04.1946)     HMAS Quadrant *
      served in HM Ships Birmingham, destroyers and frigates
11.03.1948     transferred to RN
1961 - 1963 Commanding Officer, HMS Scarborough
1963 - 1965 served Far East (despatches)
1965 - 1967 HMS Victorious
1967 - 1968 British Antarctic Survey
1968 - 1970 Commanding Officer, HMS Endurance
1970 - 1972 Ministry of Defence
1972 - 1974 Commanding Officer, HMS Devonshire
1974 - 1976 Ministry of Defence
1976 - 1978 Naval Secretary
1979 - 1982 Chief of Staff, Allied Naval Forces Southern Europe
Member, Lord Chancellor's Panel of Independent Inspectors, 1983-1995. Younger Brother of Trinity House, 1963. Liveryman, Shipwrights' Co., 1984; Master, Guild of Freemen of City of London, 1996. MRIN; FNI.
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 
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Cornish,
John Edgcumbe
J.E. Cornish
Married Mary Logan Reid Cornish (died 27.06.1975).
(06?).1910
Penzance district, Cornwall
-
died between 06.1975 and 08.1977 ??
S.Lt.
17.09.1930
Lt.
17.09.1933
Lt.Cdr.
17.09.1941
A/Cdr.
> 10.1943, < 12.1943
Cdr.
10.10.1946? (retd 1946)
1930
-
1946
RIM/RIN service:
17.09.1930


commissioned, Royal Indian Marine (later Royal Indian Navy)
25.11.1931
-
(01.)1932
served as Temporary Sub-Lieutenant RN at HMS Enterprise (cruiser) (East Indies)
25.05.1932
-
(09.)1932
HMIS Lawrence (minesweeping sloop)
03.11.1932
-
(06.)1933
HMIS Cornwallis (sloop)
01.06.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMIS Clive (minesweeping sloop)
(07.1934)


no appointment listed
14.12.1934
-
(02.)1937
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot ship, Bombay)
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
(06.1938)


no appointment listed
14.07.1938
-
(06.)1944
Gunnery School, Bombay [HMIS Dalhousie] (08.1942 shown also as Squadron Gunnery Officer & from 01.12.1942 Officer-in-Charge of Gunnery School) *
14.06.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Sutlej (sloop)
24.04.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay)
02.06.1949


placed on Emergency List RN (with seniority as Cdr. RN of 10.10.1946)
* (04.1944) & (06.1944) indexed as HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth), but still listed under HMIS Dalhousie
    
 
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Davis,
Wilfred John William
W.J.W. Davis
Married; ... children.
22.08.1899
Torpoint, Cornwall
-
Ord.Tel.
? [J33859]
Wt.Tel.
07.01.1931
Cd.Tel.
07.01.1941
Lt.
31.03.1945 (retd 1946) (emgcy RN 12.05.1949)
1931
-
1946
RIM/RIN service:
12.03.1931
-
(07.1934)
HMIS Clive (minesweeping sloop)
10.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship)
(02.1936)
 
 
no appointment listed
21.05.1936
-
(02.)1937
HMIS Hindustan (patrol sloop)
03.06.1937
-
(04.)1939
HMIS Hindustan (escort vessel)
01.05.1939
-
(08.)1939
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (for signal school)
27.10.1939
-
(12.1943)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (for signal school)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
28.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMIS Bahadur (RIN boys' training establishment, Monara, Karachi, India)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Deane,
John Henry
J.H. Deane
10.03.1905 ?
Medway district, Kent ?
-
Eng.S.Lt.
11.10.1927
Eng.Lt.
03.11.1930
Lt.Cdr. (E)
03.11.1938
Cdr. (E)
09.04.1943, seniority 04.11.1942
02.02.1928
-
(08.)1930
HMIS Lawrence (minesweeping sloop)
05.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
Engineer Officer, HMIS Lawrence (minesweeping sloop)
04.03.1932
-
(06.)1933
Engineer Officer, HMIS Pathan (patrol boat)
07.08.1933
-
(08.)1934
Engineer Officer, HMIS Investigator (surveying ship)
25.12.1939
-
(06.)1943.
Base Engineer Officer, HMIS Hooghly (RIN base, Calcutta)
(08.)1943
-
(10.)1943
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN base, Bombay)
15.11.1943
-
(10.1947)
Manager Engineering Department, HMI Dockyard, Bombay [HMIS Dalhousie]
Downing,
Ronald Reed
R.R. Downing
18.07.1910
Helston, Cornwall
-
07.1984
Kerrier, Cornwall
Gnr.
20.12.1938
Cd.Gnr.
21.08.1944
Lt.
1945?
1938
-
1945
RIN service:
01.02.1939
-
31.01.1940
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot & Naval Barracks, Bombay) (for gunnery school)
01.02.1940
-
06.04.1942
HMIS Indus (sloop) (bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft off Akyab, Burma)
07.04.1942
-
30.11.1942
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot & Naval Barracks, Bombay)
01.12.1942
-
25.10.1944
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot & Naval Barracks, Bombay) (for Mechanical Training Establishment)
26.10.1944
-
14.04.1946
HMIS Shivaji (RIN mechanical training establishment, Lonavla, Bombay)
15.04.1946
-
(10.1947)
HMIS Himalaya (gunnery school, Karachi)

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Garstin,
Richard Hart
R.H. Garstin
Son of Rev. William Fitzroy Garstin, Rector of St. Luke’s Belfast, Rector of Conwall (Lettterkenny, Co. Donegal), later Archdeacon of Raphoe, and Catherine Emily Hamilton.
Cousin of S.Lt. George V.C. Young, RINVR.
Married Mary Amelia "Bunty" Bannister, of Tankerton, Kent; ... children (son Capt. Patrick Bannister Garstin, SAS, executed 09.08.1944).
25.03.1886
Randalstown, Northern Ireland
-
27.10.1942
(KIA) [age 56]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial]

Lt.
08.11.1918
A/Cdr.
08.06.1923-...
Cdr.
04.12.1925
Capt.
16.12.1934 (retd 01.02.1935)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
19.05.1942
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
10.03.1942
Operation Countenance (Abadan Oil Refinery, Kaft-i-Khel Oil Fields & Bandar Shapur 41) [presented to next-of-kin]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
18.1.1918
Italy
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
31.08.1917
?
Education: HMS Conway (1900-1902)
1907
 
 
joined Royal Indian Marine
1917
-
1919
served in the Royal Engineers (T/Maj. 06.03.1917; T/Lt.Col. & Assistant Director of Inland Water Transport (Class X) 20.02.1918-13.03.1919)
08.06.1923
-
?
Commanding Officer, RIMS Lawrence
(1927)


RN War College, Greenwich
01.04.1928
-
01.06.1929
Commander of the Dockyard, Bombay [HMIS Dalhousie]
(02.1931)

(11.1934)
no appointment listed
15.05.1941
-
(12.1941)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Basra, Iraq [HMS Seabelle (RN base, Persian Gulf)]
19.05.1942
-
27.10.1942
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)] [killed aboard SS Stentor which was torpedoed by U-509]
Goord,
Anthony Brian
A.B. Goord
A.B. Goord
Married 1st Freda (died 1974); one son.
Married 2nd (divorced 1984).
Residence: (1945) Beaconsfield, (post-war) Kenya, then Algarve (Portugal), finally New Zealand.

18.05.1911
Barnet district, Greater London / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
08.05.2009
near Christchurch, New Zealand
Prob. S.Lt. RNR
01.10.1934
Lt.
10.07.1935
Lt.Cdr.
28.04.1944, seniority 10.07.1943
A/Cdr.
> 10.1943, < 12.1943
Cdr.
04.11.1947 (retd 12.11.1948)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
13.02.1945
sinking U-198 East Indies 12.08.44 [decoration presented]
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne.
Served as apprentice and junior officer in the New Zealand Shipping Company (Westmoreland, Hororata, Otaki, Kent, Tekoa, Hertford), 1928-1935.
03.09.1935
-
(02.)1937
Gunnery & Navigating OFficer, HMIS Hindustan (patrol sloop)
[passed lower-standard Urdu language examination 1936]
01.11.1937
-
(08.1938)
HMIS Lawrence (escort vessel)
1938?
-
1939?
navigation course (UK)
03.01.1939
-
(08.)1939
qualifying for anti-submarine duties, RN College, Greenwich (UK) [became the RIN’s staff anti-submarine officer and commanded the anti-submarine school, unclear in which period, however]
03.10.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMIS Investigator (surveying ship)
04.05.1940
-
(01.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Dipavati (patrol vessel) (Bombay & Calcutta)
[passed higher-standard Urdu language examination 1941]
01.12.1942
-
05.1944
HMIS Cheetah (RIN Coastal Forces base, Bombay)
10.05.1944
-
10.02.1945
Commanding Officer, HMIS Godavari (sloop)
02.1945
-
10.1947
Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations and Intelligence) to the Flag Officer RIN (Delhi) & naval member of Commander-in-Chief General Sir Claude Auchinleck’s armed forces reorganising committee (Dehra Dun) *
Started farming in Kenya's Great Rift Valley in 1948-1964. Elected to the Nakuru Country Council and was a founding member of the multiracial New Kenya Party. Built properties in the Algarve, spent twenty years cruising the Mediterranean in his yacht and finally settled with his son who farms near Christchurch, New Zealand.
Published: The Royal Indian Navy (in, Commander D.J. Hastings, RINVR, (Ed.), Bombay Buccaneers”: Memories and Reminiscences of the Royal Indian Navy (London: Basca, 1986))
* (07.1945) still indexed under HMIS Godavari, but not listed as such


 
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Hall,
John Talbot Savignac
J.T.S. Hall
3rd son of late Dr Wm Hamilton Hall, FSA.
Married (1933) Agnes Maud, daughter of late Arthur Sherren, Iver Heath, Bucks; one daughter (one son deceased).
30.11.1896
Ticehurst district, Kent / Sussex
-
21.01.1964

London?
Lt.
16.03.1921
Lt.Cdr.
02.08.1928
Cdr.
20.04.1937
Cdre. 2nd cl.
01.12.1942
Capt.
25.01.1944 (retd 01.09.1950)
A/R.Adm.
15.08.1947
R.Adm. (retd)
01.09.1950? (emgcy RN 30.03.1953)
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Education: Elstow School, Bedford; Training Ship Mersey
1921
-
1946
RIM/RIN service:
01.02.1929
-
(08.1929)
Executive Officer, HMIS Lawrence (minesweeping sloop)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
28.11.1930
-
(09.)1932
Executive Officer, HMIS Clive (minesweeping sloop)
10.12.1932
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Baluchi (patrol boat)
(07.1935)
-
(02.1936)
no appointment listed
(02.1937)
-
(07.1937)
Officer-in-Charge, Navy Office Section, Defence Department (Navy Branch), Government of India
(02.1938)
-
(08.1938)
no appointment listed
02.09.1938
-
(04.)1939
Staff Officer (Plans), Naval HQ, RIN [HMIS Dalhousie]
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
01.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
Staff Officer (Plans), Naval HQ, RIN [HMIS Dalhousie]
01.12.1942
-
1944
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Commanding RIN [HMIS Dalhousie]
1944
-
(04.)1946
Senior Naval Staff Officer, India Office, and RIN Liaison Officer [HMIS Dalhousie]



also: Honorary ADC to Commander-in-Chief
1947


Commanding Officer, HMS Achilles
15.08.1947
-
14.08.1948
Flag Officer Commanding (later Commander-in-Chief), RIN
1948
-
04.04.1949
Flag Officer Commanding RIN Squadron [HMIS Delhi]
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
Civil Defence Officer, NE Essex, 1951-1959.
Hamilton,
Hubert John Douglas
H.J.D. Hamilton (Photo courtesy of Lyn Homan)
Second son of Bernard M.C. Hamilton, Indian Police, and ... Currie, of Kakamega, Kenya Colony.
Married 1st (02.10.1940, Karachi; divorced 1950) Hermione Claudine Steuart-Gratton, younger daughter of Maj. John Steuart-Gratton, Indian Army and Etheldreda Mary Sancroft, of Bahawalpur State; one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd (05.05.1952, Mombasa) Veronica Ann Stacy-Marks, daughter of Cdr. Neville Stacy-Marks, RNR, and Marjorie Stacy-Marks; one daughter.
04.06.1914
Dorking district, Surrey
-
12.07.1975
Deal, Kent
Prob. Midsh. RNR 01.09.1930
Midsh. RNR 1931?, seniority 01.09.1930
A/S.Lt. RNR 04.06.1935
S.Lt. RNR 24.10.1936
S.Lt. 17.06.1937, seniority 03.03.1936
Lt. 03.03.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Lt.Cdr. 03.03.1947 (retd)
Lt.Cdr. RN (emgcy) 16.06.1949, seniority 03.06.1947
Education: Training Ship Conway; RN College, Dartmouth.
1937 - 1946 RIN service:
(02.1938)     no appointment listed
09.04.1938 - 10.1938 HMIS Indus (escort vessel)
08.10.1938 - 05.1939 HMIS Cornwallis (escort vessel)
31.05.1939 - 10.1939 HMIS Cornwallis (escort vessel)
02.10.1939 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HMIS Irrawadi
09.04.1942 - 10.1942 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
19.10.1942 - 06.1943 Commanding Officer, HMIS Carnatic (minesweeper)
10.06.1943 - 10.1944 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
10.1944 - 05.1945 HMS Ceylon (cruiser)
27.05.1945 - (10.1947) First Lieutenant, HMIS Godavari (sloop)
Founder-member of the Kenyan Navy, residing in Mombasa. Honorary Naval A.D.C. to Prince Philip during Princess Elizabeth's visit to Kenya in 1952. Left Kenya 1958.
Heanly,
Ivan Bryan Warburton
I.B.W. Heanly
(09?).1902
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
S.Lt.
27.06.1921
Lt.
27.06.1924
Lt.Cdr.
27.06.1932
A/Cdr.
> 08.1942, < 02.1943 (retd 1946)
1921
-
1946
RIM/RIN service:
30.10.1928
-
(04.)1930
First Lieutenant, HMIS Pathan (patrol boat)
(10.1930)
-
(02.1931)
no appointment listed
15.05.1931
-
(01.)1932
HMIS Lawrence (minesweeping sloop)
25.08.1932
-
(01.)1934
Executive Officer, HMIS Pathan (patrol boat)
01.02.1934
-
(07.)1934
Executive Officer, HMIS Hindustan (minesweeping sloop)
07.07.1934
-
(07.1935)
Executive Officer, HMIS Lawrence (minesweeping sloop)
(02.1936)
 
 
no appointment listed
24.05.1936
-
(02.)1937
Executive Officer, HMIS Cornwallis (sloop)
08.02.1937
-
(07.1937)
Executive Officer, HMIS Lawrence (escort vessel)
(02.1938)
-
(08.1939)
no appointment listed
20.10.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMIS Pathan (patrol vessel)
06.07.1940
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Hindustan (sloop)
(06.1943)
-
(12.1943)
no appointment listed
(04.1944)
-
(10.1944)
Executive Officer, HMIS Hooghly (RIN base, Calcutta)
10.03.1945
-
04.1945
Executive Officer, HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
08.04.1945
-
(04.1946)
Executive Officer, HMIS Hamla (HQ Landing Craft Wing, Versova)

 
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Jainoo,
sheik
Sk. Jainoo (Photo courtesy of Capt Mushtaq Ahmed Kafray)
?
-
Cd.Boatsw. 17.07.1922 (retd 1946)
Order of British India, 1st Class OBI 1945? long & meritious service
... - ... ...
07.08.1938 - (08.)1942 HMIS Bahadur (RIN boys' training establishment, Monara, Karachi)
01.12.1942 - (04.1946) HMIS Bahadur (RIN boys' training establishment, Monara, Karachi)

 
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Lifton,
Wilfrid John
S.J. Thomson

27.01.1890
-
late 1960s/early 1970s ?
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 28.04.1925
Eng.Cdr. 24.08.1935
Capt. (E) 01.04.1940
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45: Chief Surveyor with the Government of India
... - ... ...
(04.1940) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
(04.1944) - (01.1945) not shown
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
In "Kelly's handbook to the titled, landed an official classes" of 1946 shown as "Chief Surveyor RIN, HQ RIN, New Delhi, India".

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Macdonald,
Archibald Michael Francis
A.M.F. Macdonald (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Macdonald)
Son of Archibald Anthony Macdonald (1851-1937), and Mary Ryan (1871-1930).
Married (19.04.1949, Fulwood, Preston district, Lancashire) Kathleen M. Rawcliffe ((06?).1921 - ); two sons, two daughters.
03.12.1906
Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
06.02.1986
Bakewell district, Derbyshire
Eng.S.Lt. (prob) 31.08.1929
Eng.Lt. 31.08.1932
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 08.06.1945, seniority 30.11.1940
Lt.Cdr. (E) 30.06.1944
A/Cdr. (E) > 10.1944, < 01.1945
Cdr. (E) 10.09.1946 (reld 1947)
31.12.1929 - (02.)1931 HMIS Clive (minesweeping sloop)
27.04.1931 - (01.1932) HMIS Pathan (patrol boat)
01.09.1933 - (01.)1934 HMIS Cornwallis (sloop)
19.01.1934 - (11.1934) HMIS Pathan (patrol boat)
01.01.1935 - (02.1936) HMIS Cornwallis (sloop)
18.04.1937 - (04.)1940 HMIS Lawrence (sloop)
(10.1940)     HMIS Lawrence (sloop) *
16.11.1940 - (02.)1943 HMIS Jumna (sloop)
(06.1943) - (10.1944) HMIS Jumna (sloop) **
19.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMIS Narbada (sloop)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
30.05.1946 - (04.1947) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
08.05.1949     placed on Emergency List RN
* indexed, but not listed as such
** indexed as such, but for 06.1943, 08.1943 & 10.1943 unable to verify whether indeed showing as such; for 12.1943, 04.1944, 06.1944 & 10.1944 indexed, but not showing as such
Meade,
Frank Charles William
F.C.W. Meade (Photo courtesy of Mr Glen Hodgins)
Born as Frank Glewitz. Changed name (1920s?) to F.C.W. Meade.

Details available upon request

09.05.1891
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
?
Boy 2nd class 04.05.1908 [J1471]
... ...
Gnr. 13.10.1928 (retd 11.12.1933)
Cd.Gnr. (retd) 01.05.1941 (reverted to retd > 04.1946)
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Jeweller's assistant.
04.05.1908     entered RN
... - ... ...
10.02.1919     transferred, Royal Indian Marine
... - ... ...
15.03.1929 - (02.1931) RMIS Cornwallis (sloop)
(01.1932)     no appointment listed
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
07.11.1932 - (06.1933) RMIS Lawrence (minesweeping sloop)
05.01.1940     re-employed
14.01.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Carnarvon Castle (armed merchant cruiser)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
11.1941 - 08.1944 HMS Glendower (training establishment, Pwllheli, North Wales)
28.08.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties)
10.04.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for landing craft duties)
10.1945 - (04.1946) staff, HMS Lanka (RN base, Ceylon, Colombo)
Melhuish,
Robert Aveline
"Robin"
R.A. Melhuish (Photo courtesy of Mr Glenn M. Stein)
Son of Charles John Melhuish.

23.02.1885
Surbiton, Kingston district, Surrey
-
28.01.1973
Kingsdown, Deal, Kent
Asst. Surveyor 1910
T/Lt. RN 04.08.1914
Lt. 08.11.1918
Lt.Cdr. 15.08.1919, seniority 13.11.1918
T/Cdr. ?
Cdr. 01.09.1922
T/Capt. 02.07.1931
Capt. 02.09.1932, seniority 02.07.1931 (retd 26.12.1934)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR 26.05.1942 (reverted to retd 1945/46)
Mention in Despatches MID 27.04.1943 convoy JW51B 12.42-01.43
Mention in Despatches MID 24.07.1945 ocean convoys 42-45
Order of Kutuzov, 3rd class (USSR) Kutz 11.04.1944 services to USSR
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Royal Humane Society Medal in Bronze RHSBr 1916 case 42563 *
* On the 11th May 1916, a man fell overboard from a tug in the Shatt-el-Arab the depth being 20 feet and the current strong. Melhuish jumped in and supported him till they were got on board with lines.
Education: St Paul's School, London.
1906 - 1941 RIM/RIN service:
15.09.1912 - 03.05.1913 RIMS Palinurus
09.1914 - 01.1916 RIMS Dufferin (troopship)
01.1916 - ? Assistant Military Transport Officer attached to Force 'D' of the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia
27.09.1925 - (08.1929) Commanding Officer, HMIS Investigator (surveying ship)
(08.1929) - (10.1930) Surveyor-in-Charge, Marine Survey of India
(02.1931)     no appointment listed
17.11.1931 - (01.1934) Commanding Officer, HMIS Hindustan (minesweeping sloop)
26.05.1942 - (07.1945) Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
29.05.1942 - 12.06.1942 convoy ON 99 (Liverpool to Boston)
22.12.1942 - 03.01.1943 convoy JW 51B (Loch Ewe to Kola Inlet)
29.01.1943 - 08.02.1943 convoy RA 52 (Kola Inlet to Loch Ewe)
FRGS, 1920.

 
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Noronha,
Francisco Piedade Rosario
F.P.R. Noronha (Photo courtesy of Dr. Oscar V. Correia) F.P.R. Noronha (Photo courtesy of Dr. Oscar V. Correia)
Married ...; ... children.
21.02.1890
Loutolim, Goa (then Portugese, now India)
-
06.12.1966
Bombay, India
Cd.Writer 02.05.1914
Wt.Writer 01.04.1928
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 09.02.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. (S) < 05.1949
A/Cdr. (S) < 05.1949 (reld < 05.1953)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44
NavGSM pre-WW I -
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Indian Service Medal 1939-1945 Ind SM 39|45 - -
India Independence Medal Ind Indep M - -
      served World War I as 3rd General Clerk, Royal Indian Marine:
02.05.1914 - 01.08.1914 RMIS Minto
04.08.1914 - 04.??.1915 HMS Minto
28.12.191? - 13.03.1918 MS Gallia
14.03.1918 - 15.07.1919 MS Investigator
15.03.1928 - (08.1930) HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship) (supernumerary)
10.12.1931 - (06).1933 HMIS Investigator (surveying ship)
06.11.1933 - (07.1934) HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship) (for miscellaneous services)
27.08.1939 - (12.1941) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional)
(08.1942) - (12.1943) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
23.02.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Dalhousie II (RIN base, Bombay)
(05.1949) - (05.1950) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nott,
Martin Henry St Leger
M.H.St.L. Nott
Second son of Maj. & Mrs. L.H. Nott, of Leamington Spa.
Married (02.08.1939, Frankton, Warwickshire) Rosemary Kathleen Dampier Terry, elder daughter of Mrs & Mrs F.D. Dampier Terry, of SW London; one son (all died in air crash).
(09?).1904
Lewisham district, Greater London
-
27.03.1948
(air crash off Corsica)
Midsh.
15.10.1921
S.Lt.
15.10.1924
Lt.
15.10.1927
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1935
Cdr.
28.05.1942
A/Capt.
19.03.1945
Cdre.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
10.07.1945
operations Arakan coast 11.44-03.45 [investiture 16.10.45]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1938
New Year 38
Mention in Despatches MID
30.09.1941
Operation Canvas (capture of Kismayu, Italian Somaliland 02.41)
Mention in Despatches MID
10.03.1942
Operation Countenance (Abadan Oil Refinery, Kaft-i-Khel Oil Fields & Bandar Shapur 41)
13.04.1928
-
(08.1929)
HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship)
22.05.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship)
09.07.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship) (for miscellaneous services)
01.04.1937
-
(07.1937)
Executive Officer, HMIS Indus (escort vessel)
21.08.1938
-
(12.1938)
HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship)
10.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
08.04.1940
-
(10.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Investigator
(1941)


HMS Seabelle (despatches)
(02.1941)
-
(12.1943)
HMIS Investigator *
?
-
?
Commanding Officer, HMIS Ramdas
?
-
?
Commanding Officer, HMIS Pansy
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
06.1944
-
(01.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMIS Narbada
19.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Karachi [HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi)]



Staff Officer (Plans), Naval HQ



Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Bombay
(04.1946)
 
 
HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi) *
01.1947
 
 
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Cochin
15.08.1947
 
 
Chief of Staff, Naval HQ, Indian Navy, New Delhi
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 
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Perrin,
Alan Gorden
A.G. Perrin (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Duncan) A.G. Perrin (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Duncan)
?
-
?

Lt.
12.11.1944
?, seniority 16.06.1942
12.11.1944
-
(05.)1945
HMIS Dilawar
18.05.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Dalhousie
(1945)


"E" company, United Services Pre-Cadet College, Belgaum

    
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Ryland,
John
J. Ryland  

Son of W.J. Ryland, of Surbiton.
Married (1938) Lucy Lenore Bryden, daughter of J.W. Bryden, of Victoria,
BC; two sons.
31.03.1900
-
22.08.1991
Royston, British Columbia, Canada
... ...
S.Lt. 01.08.1919
Lt. 01.08.1922
Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1930
Cdr. 25.01.1938
A/Capt. 22.05.1945 (retd 15.04.1948)
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Education: King's College School; HMS Conway.
... - ... ...
16.06.1942 - 04.1945 Commanding Officer, Coastal Forces East Indies Station
23.04.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMIS Sutlej (sloop) (CIE)
Judge for British Columbia, Canada, 1969.

 
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Sheppard,
Thomas
T. Sheppard
?
-
c. 1975
Midsh. 01.09.1935
S.Lt. 01.09.1936
Lt. 01.09.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1944, < 01.1945
Lt.Cdr. 01.09.1947 (retd 01.09.1947?) (emgcy RN 05.1949)
... - ... ...
14.05.1939 - (10.1940) HMIS Lawrence
06.01.1941 - 08.1944 specialist signal course, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
24.08.1944 - (01.)1945 Chief Staff Officer, HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagatapam)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     staff of FOCRIN (Flag Officer Commanding Royal Indian Navy) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Sinha,
Bhagwati Prasad
B.P. Sinha (Photo courtesy of Urmilla Sinha)
 
15.08.1918
Nanpara, Bahreich, United Provinces
-
08.2012
(E) Cadet 01.04.1938
S.Lt. (E) 01.09.1941
A/Lt. (E) 30.12.1942?
Lt. (E) 16.08.1941 (reld 1947; upon joining Indian Navy)
1938? - 1939 HMS Vindictive (cadet training cruiser) (visited Norway, Sweden & Denmark)
12.09.1939 - 12.1942 engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham
30.12.1942 - (04.)1944 HMS Jamaica (cruiser) *
20.04.1943 - (06.)1943 HMIS Cauvery (sloop) *
01.07.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Malaya (battleship) *
(10.1943) - (07.1945) engineering course, RN College, Greenwich *
19.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Kistna (sloop)
Joined Indian Navy, became as Captain (E) Director of Naval Construction in the 1960s.
* In the Navy List from Apr 1943 onwards in the index & ships' listings of the ships as shown (HMIS Cauvery, HMS Malaya & RN College Greenwich), but inexplicably also being shown under HMS Jamaica up till Navy List of Apr 1944. According to his daughter he experienced the Battle of North Cape (Dec 1943) aboard HMS Jamaica. If the appointments to HMIS Cauvery & HMS Malaya are correct, he may have returned to HMS Jamaica in the autumn of 1943, and his appointment to RN College Greenwich must have been in the spring of 1944.
Smith,
Richard Sydney
R.S. Smith
 
Married (07.10.1942, Dunoon, Scotland) Mary Menzies Lingard; one son, one daughter.
13.05.1917
California, USA
-
19.10.1981
Lambeth district, London
S.Lt. 21.03.1938
Lt. 21.03.1941
Lt.Cdr. RN 21.03.1949 (emgcy)
... - ... ...
29.08.1939 - (08.)1942 HMIS Hindustan (sloop)
(10.1942) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
(10.1943) - (02.1944) HMIS Machlimar (RIN torpedo & anti-submarine school, Venduruthi/Bombay) *
19.03.1944 - (04.)1945 HMIS Kistna (sloop)
13.04.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Jumna (sloop)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such

 

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Thomson,
Stanley Johnstone
S.J. Thomson
04.11.1901
-
(09?).1981
Kensington and Chelsea district, Greater London
S.Lt. RIM
25.04.1922
Lt. RIM
25.04.1925
Lt.Cdr. RIN
25.04.1933
Cdr. RIN
05.04.1941
A/Capt. RIN
?
Cdre. 2nd cl. RIN
04.07.1944?
Capt. RIN
10.09.1946 (retd 04.11.1948 [from 'Special List' (ex-Royal Indian Navy), Indian Army])
Capt. (emgcy) RN
02.06.1949, seniority 10.09.1946
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
01.01.1945
New Year 45
1922
-
1946
RIM/RIN service:
08.01.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot ship & naval barracks)
1942
-
1944
Director of Personal Services, Naval HQ, India [HMS Dalhousie]
04.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
CO HMS Dalhousie
(1945)


HMIS Adyar
(1946)


HMT Llanstephan Castle
03.1946


President of Board of Enquiry into the causes and circumstances of the mutiny in the Castle Barracks, Bombay, between 18-24 Feb 1946
01.01.1948
-
(07.1948)
HMS Highflyer (for Royal Indian Navy, Bluejacket)
(05.1950)
-
(05.1953)
HMS Bluejacket *
* indexed, but not listed as such

    
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Wale,
Percival Russell
P.R. Wale
 
Son (with three sisters and one brother) of Thomas Edward Wale, and Mary Russell (1860-).
Married Lucie Emily Patricia ... (17.03.1896 - (09?).1979).
25.04.1887
India
-
15.07.1972
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Asst. Eng. 23.04.1912
Eng. 23.04.1915
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 23.04.1923
Eng.Cdr. 01.01.1933 (retd 01.01.1940) (reverted to retd 25.09.1942)
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Indian Service Medal 1939-1945 Ind SM 39|45 - -
Jubilee Medal 1935 Jub M 35 - -
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37 - -
23.04.1912     commissioned, Royal Indian Marine [from 08.09.1934 Royal Indian Navy]
22.09.1913 - 1918? RIMS Northbrook [1918 short course in torpedo & gunnery work]
26.03.1928 - (01.)1931 RIMS Clive (minesweeping sloop)
(02.1931) - (03.1931) no appointment listed
09.10.1931 - 04.03.1932 RIMS Baluchi (patrol boat)
(05.1932) - (01.1933) no appointment listed
03.02.1933 - (01.)1934 RIMS Cornwallis (sloop)
18.01.1934 - (07.)1935 HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship)
30.08.1935 - (07.1937) HMIS Dalhousie (depot ship, then escort vessel)
21.01.1938 - 10.04.1939 Manager of Engineering Department, HMI Dockyard, Bombay [HMIS Dalhousie]
10.02.1939 - 04.1939 Officiating Engineer Captain at Bombay (as T/Eng.Capt.)
01.01.1940     Base Engineer Officer, Cochin
12.1940     posted to Vizagatapam
(02.1941) - (04.1946) no appointment listed [still showing in the Navy List]
Waters,
John Henry
"Jack"
J.H. Waters
 
Married ((09?).1935, St Marylebone district, London) Jenny Sloley Roberts; one daughter.
29.01.1899
Helston, Cornwall
-
07.1992
Oxford, Oxfordshire
... ...
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 24.10.1932
Eng.Cdr. 04.04.1940
Cdr. (E) 19.07.1944
... - ... ...
10.1939 - (04.)1940 HMIS Cornwallis (sloop)
(10.1940) - (08.1942) HMIS Cornwallis (sloop) *
01.12.1942 - (06.)1944 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
19.07.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagatapam)
* indexed, but not listed as such

 
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Zareiff,
Mohd
M. Zareiff
?
-
Wt.Schoolm. 28.08.1942
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed


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