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Walker,
Donald Murray
D.M. Walker
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?
... ...
T/Maj. 01.01.1942
      RM Engineers
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Walker,
Thomas Kelly
"Tom"
T.K. Walker (© Australian War Memorial 052661)

Son (with one sister) of Edward William May Walker (1872-1923), and Mary Francis Kelly (1871-).
Married (05.03.1937) Isobel Dorothy Edye (10.08.1911 - 07.07.1996), daughter of Ernest Henry Huish Edye, ICS (?-1943), and Alice Dorothy Stuart; four daughters.

03.08.1904
Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland
-
03.03.1982
Lymington, New Forest district, Hampshire
2nd Lt. RMA 01.09.1922
Lt. 01.09.1925
Capt. 01.09.1934
A/Maj. 15.07.1940-09.01.1942
Bt. Maj. 31.12.1941
Maj. 05.08.1945
A/Lt.Col. 10.01.1942-27.09.1948 (retd 27.09.1948)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 23.10.1945 NW Europe 01-04.1945

Obituary from "The Globe & The Laurel": On completion of training Lt Tom Walker served successively in the battleship HMS Valiant and the cruiser HMS Castor, each for two years. He then qualified in Small Arms before being promoted Captain in 1934 and becoming OCRM of HMS Royal Oak. He attended the Army Staff College in 1939 and was awarded the King George Prize Scholarship. In June 1940 with the acting rank of Major he became involved in the early days of combined operations and subsequently instructed at HMS Quebec (Inverary). In August 1942 as a Brevet Major (acting Lt Col) he was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy for duties with their combined operations training school and its subsequent development. He became GSO1 (Combined Ops) to 11 Australian Corps and later to the same appointment in 1 Australian Corps. He was responsible for, the training of 9 Australian Division in combined operations aria subsequently gave invaluable assistance during the preparation of the detailed plans for the Lae operation in Eastern New Guinea and it was largely through his guidance that the combined operations carried out by the Australian Forces were most thoroughly prepared and successfully completed. Returning to Corps duty in March 1944 he spent several months with Combined Operations Headquarters in the planning for D-Day. Early in 1945 he was given command of 30 Battalion RM and for his inspiring leadership, organisation and efficiency in forming and training the battalion within 3 months, he was awarded the OBE. He remained in command throughout operations in North West Europe until September 1945 when he was appointed OC NCOs School at Deal. Here, during his 18 months he shaped the NCOs of the future peacetime Corps. In 1947 he was appointed to Naval Intelligence for a year before retiring in September 1948.

01.09.1922     commissioned, Royal Marine Artillery
... - ... ...
21.01.1939 - (09.)1939 Army Staff College, Camberley [HMS President (additional)]
(12.)1939 - (02.)1940 Plymouth Division RM
1940 - (03.)1940 Depot RM, Deal
07.03.1940 - (06.)1940 on staff of Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General RM, Headquarters Staff RM (temporarily)
14.06.1940 - (12.)1940 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
16.12.1940 - (08.)1941 HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary) (from c. 06.1941 specified as General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2) (Combined Operations))
(10.)1941 - (12.1941) General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2) (Combined Operations), RM Division
(02.1942) - (04.)1942 attached Army
25.04.1942 - (06.)1942 Admiralty [HMS President] (additional; for special and miscellaneous services as Training Advisor on Combined Operations)
09.07.1942 - 30.09.1942 on loan to RAN: HMAS Penguin (additional; for detached duty)
01.10.1942 - 28.01.1944 HMAS Cerberus (additional; for Navy Office; serving at Joint Operational Overseas Training School & Senior Staff Officer, Combined (Joint) Operations cell established at I Australian Corps HQ)
29.01.1944 - 1944 HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
1944 - (10.1944) Portsmouth Division RM
1944? - (01.)1945 Plymouth Division RM
01.1945 - 09.1945 Commanding Officer, 30th RM Battalion (OBE)
(10.1945)     Depot RM, Deal
... - ... ...
Waugh,
Arthur Evelyn St John
A.E.St.J. Waugh A.E.St.J. Waugh
Second son of Arthur Waugh (1866-1943), and Catherine Charlotte Raban (1870-1954).
Married 1st (27.06.1928, St Paul's Church, Portman Square, London) Evelyn Florence Margaret Winifred Gardner (1903-1994), daughter of Lord and Lady Burghclere.
Married 2nd (17.04.1937) Laura Letitia Gwendolen Evelyn Herbert (1916-1973), youngest daughter of late Col. Hon. Aubrey Herbert, MP; three sons, three daughters.
28.10.1903
West Hampstead, London
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10.04.1966
Combe Florey, Somerset
T/2nd Lt. 07.12.1939
T/Lt. 07.06.1940
T/A/Capt. 02.04.1940-(02.1941)
Army:  
2nd Lt. 09.05.1942 [159788]
WS/Lt. 09.05.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 08.09.1942-(10.1945)
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
Education: Lancing; Hertford College, Oxford.
1939     commissioned, Royal Marines
? - (04.)1940 Chatham Division RM
(10.)1940 - (02.)1941 Platoon Commander, then Intelligence Officer, 1st Battalion, 101st RM Brigade (UK, Dakar 08/09.1940)
11.1940 - (07.1941) seconded, No. 8 Commando (Layforce) (02-07.1941 Mediterranean)
1941 - 1941 12 RM land defence force at Hayling Island
1941 - (12.1941) 5th Battalion, 101st RM Brigade
09.05.1942     transferred, Royal Horse Guards (UK with Commandos, half year leave 01-06.1944, then military mission to Yugoslavia with Randolph Churchill)
Author (of novels, biographies, and travel books), journalist and book reviewer.
Published: Rossetti, 1928; Decline and Fall, 1928; Vile Bodies, 1930;  Labels, 1930; Remote People, 1932; Black Mischief, 1932; Ninety two Days, 1934; Handful of Dust, 1934; Edmund Campion, 1935 (Hawthornden Prize, 1936); Waugh in Abyssinia, 1936; Scoop, 1938; Put Out More Flags, 1942; Work Suspended, 1943; Brideshead Revisited, 1945; Scott­King's Modern Europe; When the Going was Good, 1946; The Loved One, 1948; Helena, 1950; Men at Arms, (James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize), 1952; The Holy Places, 1953; Love Among the Ruins, 1953; Officers and Gentlemen, 1955; The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, 1957; The Life of Ronald Knox, 1959; A Tourist in Africa, 1960; Unconditional Surrender, 1961; Basil Seal Rides Again, 1963; A Little Learning, 1964.
Webb,
Bernard Mornington
B.M. Webb (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) B.M. Webb (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)
12.04.1918
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03.02.1994
Bromham, Bedfordshire
T/2nd Lt. 15.08.1940
T/Lt. 15.02.1941
... - ... ...
01.09.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
... - ... ...
Webb-Bowen,
Mostyn Hird Wheeler
M.H.W. Webb-Bowen

26.09.1894
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30.06.1983
T/2nd Lt. 20.02.1914
... ...
Maj. 12.04.1934
A/Lt.Col. 16.02.1940
Lt.Col. 01.06.1942 (retd 01.02.1946; own request; granted war service rank of Col.)
A/Col. 2nd Comdt. 25.05.1944-07.01.1946
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01.10.1938 - 07.01.1940 Brigade Major, Depot RM, Deal
08.01.1940 - 15.02.1940 Portsmouth Division RM
16.02.1940 - 14.07.1943 Officer Commanding, 11th Searchlight Regiment RM (RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization 1)
01.08.1943 - 24.05.1944 Officer Commanding, Reinforcement Depot RM (RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization 1)
25.05.1944 - 06.01.1946 Colonel 2nd Commandant, Plymouth Division RM
Weedy,
Kenneth Charlton
K.C. Weedy (© Imperial War Museum (A 23695))
10.12.1915
-
10.02.1992
Kingsbridge district, Devon
T/Lt. 16.01.1944
A/T/Capt. 02.01.1944
Mentioned in Despatches MID 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.1944)
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01.09.1943 - (06.1944) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(06.1944)     HM LCP(L) 286 (Force "S") (Normandy) (despatches)
... - ... ...
Weir,
Harry Duncan
H.D. Weir

12.12.1893
-
26.04.1980
 
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.01.1912
T/Lt. 06.09.1914
Lt. 06.09.1914
Capt. 11.05.1917
Maj. 01.04.1930
Lt.Col. 31.03.1937
A/Col. 2nd Cdt. 01.03.1940
Col. 2nd Cdt. 03.10.1941
A/Col.Cdt. (T/Brig.) 03.10.1941
Maj.Gen. 01.10.1943 (retd 03.10.1943) (dispersed 27.09.1946) (reverted to retd 23.11.1946)
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22.02.1937 - 29.02.1940 Chatham Division RM
01.03.1940 - 01.10.1941 Portsmouth Division RM
02.10.1941 - 02.10.1943 Plymouth Division RM
05.08.1943 - 01.10.1943 also: Marine ADC to the King
03.10.1943 - 17.09.1946 RN School of Music
18.09.1946 - 27.09.1946 RN School of Music (additional; for Class A release)
West,
Rawden Henry Pitt
R.H.P. West (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) 

Son of Alfred and Mary Louisa West.
Married (01.10.1931) Sybil Maud Goulding.

24.03.1896
Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
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04.06.1963
Victoria Hospital, Deal, Kent
T/2nd Lt. 22.05.1915-21.02.1916
Lt. 22.02.1916
Capt. 04.05.1921
Maj. 22.08.1935
A/Lt.Col. 21.10.1941-02.10.1943
Lt.Col. 03.10.1943 (retd 19.08.1947)
A/Col. 2nd Comdt. 17.11.1944-03.10.1945
A/Col. 04.10.1945-19.08.1947
Military Cross MC WW I ?
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16.07.1938 - 07.09.1942 Portsmouth Division RM
08.09.1942 - 09.12.1942 Plymouth Division RM
10.12.1942 - 12.01.1943 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
13.01.1943 - 22.06.1943 HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
23.06.1943 - 15.10.1944 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (as Staff Aerodrome Defence Officer)
16.10.1944 - 26.08.1945 Portsmouth Division RM
27.08.1945 - 03.10.1945 Portsmouth Division RM (additional)
04.10.1945 - 31.12.1945 HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples, Italy) (additional)
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Western,
Thomas Adamson
T.A. Western
10.11.1902
West Derby district, Lancashire
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23.05.1983
Southsea, Portsmouth district, Hampshire
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
A/T/Capt. 20.03.1944
25.05.1942 - 27.06.1942 Platoon Weapons Course, RM Division
1942 - (08.)1942 9th Battalion, 102nd RM Brigade
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? - (07.1945) Plymouth Division RM
Weston,
Eric Culpeper
E.C. Weston

05.06.1888
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19.02.1950
... ...
Col. 2nd Cdt. 31.03.1937
Col. Cdt. (T/Brig.) 30.09.1939
A/Maj.Gen. 07.02.1941
Maj.Gen. 30.03.1942
Lt.Gen. 14.07.1943 (half pay 14.07.1943) (retd 15.07.1943) (recalled for service 02.08.1943) (dispersed 14.11.1945) (reverted to retd 10.01.1946)

CB (05.02.1942; Crete)
MID (30.05.1944; Middle East)
Greek Military Cross 1st class (11.11.1941)

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31.03.1937 - 29.09.1939 Plymouth Division RM
30.09.1939 - 29.02.1940 Commandant, Depot RM Deal & from 13.02.1940 to command Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 1 in addition
01.03.1940 - 14.04.1943 Officer Commanding, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 1
15.04.1943 - 15.06.1943 RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) 1 (additional)
16.06.1943 - 14.07.1943 Portsmouth Division RM
01.10.1940 - 30.03.1942 also: Marine ADC to the King
02.08.1943 - 14.11.1945 HMS President (additional; for duty on the Ordnance Board) (as Col.)
15.11.1945 - 09.01.1946 Portsmouth Division RM (not to join; for release)
White,
Robert
R. White
Married ...; two daughters.
03.05.1910
-
04.12.1982
T/Lt. 02.03.1942
T/A/Capt. 20.09.1944-19.12.1944
T/Capt. 20.12.1944 (reld 13.07.1946)
Education: BSc (Hons) Glasgow. AMICE, MIHE.
(04.1942)     officer under training, not yet appointed, Royal Marine Engineers
(06.1942) - (08.1942) Company Officer, "P" Company, Royal Marine Engineers [under Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization II (MNBDO II)]
(10.1942) - (12.1942) Company Officer, "G" Company, Royal Marine Engineers
(02.1943) - (10.1945) Company Officer, "P" Company, [Holding Company], Royal Marine Engineers [initially under Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization II (MNBDO II)]
(04.1946)     Portsmouth Division RM
Highways Department, Lanarkshire County Council, 1946-1948. Office of Public Works, Corporation Glasgow, 1948-1953. Neuchatel Asphalt Company Ltd., 1953-1955. Senior lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 1956. Appointed to the chair of Civil and Transport Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1968(?) up to retirement in 1975 (then emeritus professor).
Whiteley,
[Sir] Peter John Frederick
P.J.F. Whiteley

Son of John George Whiteley.
Married (1948) Nancy Vivian Clayden, daughter of W. Carter Clayden; two sons, two daughters.
13.12.1920
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01.02.2016
2nd Lt. 01.01.1940
Lt. 14.06.1941
... ...
Gen. 17.01.1977 (retd 22.12.1979)

GCB 1979 (KCB 1976); OBE 1960; DL.

Education: Bishop's Stortford College; Bembridge School; École des Roches.
1940     joined RM
(02.)1940 - (08.)1940 RM course Portsmouth
(10.)1940 - (12.1940) RM course Chatham
(02.1941) - (04.)1941 RM course Portsmouth
(06.)1941 - (08.)1941 Liaison Officer, 102nd RM Brigade
1941 - (10.)1941 Portsmouth Division RM
22.10.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Resolution
1942 - 1942 HMS Renown
17.03.1942 - (08.)1943 HMNZS Gambia
23.09.1943 - (07.1945) HMNZS Gambia
      seconded to Fleet Air Arm, 1946-1950 (807 Squadron FAA 07.04.1948, HMS Theseus 20.08.1948-30.09.1949); Adjutant 40 Commando, 1951; Staff College, Camberley, 1954; Brigade Major 3rd Commando Brigade, 1957; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley, 1960-1963; CO 42 Commando, 1965-1966 (despatches, Malaysia, 1966); Colonel General Staff Department of Commandant General Royal Marines, 1966-1968; NATO Defence College, 1968; Commander 3rd Commando Brigade, 1968-1970; Maj.Gen. Commando Forces, 1970-1972; C of S, HQ Allied Forces Northern Europe, 1972-1975; Commandant General, Royal Marines, 11.04.1975-1977; Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Northern Europe, 22.01.1977-1979
Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Jersey, 1979-1984. Colonel Commandant, RM, 1985-1987; Hon. Col, 211 (Wessex) Field Hospital RAMC (Volunteers), TA, 1985-1990. Member, Council, Union Jack Club, 1985-1991; Vice Chairman, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 1991-1997; President, W Devon Area, 1985-1987, President, Devon, 1987-1996, St John's Ambulance Brigade; Vice-President, Devon Care Trust, 1995-. Trustee, Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. Governor: Bembridge School, 1981-1995; Kelly College, 1985-1994; St Michael's School, Tavistock, 1985-1989. Member: Royal Commonwealth Soc., 1981-; Anglo Norse Society, 1980-; Anglo Danish Society, 1980-; Jersey Society in London, 1984-. Liveryman, Fletchers' Co., 1982; Guild of Freemen of City of London: Member Ct of Assistants, 1980-; Master, 1987-1988. DL Devon, 1987. CIMgt. KStJ 1980; Chevalier, Ordre de la Pléaiade, Assoc. of French Speaking Parliaments, 1984.
Whittaker,
Robert Ellis
R.E. Whittaker (© Imperial War Museum (A 27827))
Son of Stephen Thomson Whittaker, and Bertha Gringshore.
Married ...; one child.
21.01.1907
Manchester, Chorlton district, Lancashire
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22.08.1981
Knutsford, Macclesfield district, Cheshire
T/2nd Lt. 16.07.1943
T/Lt. 16.01.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(08.1943)     Portsmouth Division RM
11.09.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(06.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Robertson (Combined Operations base, Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent) *
(04.1945) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(10.1945)     RM Training Group Wales
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wigmore,
Stanley Thornton
"Stan"
S.T. Wigmore (Photo courtesy of Mr David Vernon) S.T. Wigmore (Photo courtesy of Mr David Vernon)
S.T. Wigmore (Photo courtesy of Mr David Vernon) S.T. Wigmore (Photo courtesy of Mr David Vernon)
S.T. Wigmore (Photo courtesy of Mr David Vernon) S.T. Wigmore (Photo courtesy of Mr David Vernon)
Son of Stanley Wigmore, and Elsie Whysall (1897-1968).
Married (03.07.1944, Briton Ferry, Neath district, Glamorganshire) Mary "May" Hewlett (30.02.1919 - 30.12.1999), daughter of William Anthony Hewlett (1884-), and Beatrice Hewlett (1886-); two daughters, eight sons.
28.06.1919
Kiveton Park, Yorkshire
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08.06.2010
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Mne. 29.04.1940 [PO/X 100599]
Cpl. 31.03.1942
Offr. Cadet 25.05.1942
T/2nd Lt. 07.08.1942
T/Lt. 07.02.1943 (reld 20.05.1946; granted War Service Rank of Capt.)
A/T/Capt. 09.03.1944-11.03.1945,
11.11.1945-20.05.1946
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
Burma Star Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Woodhouse Grammar School; The City of Leeds Teacher Training College (1937); Loughborough University (1946).
29.04.1940 - 11.06.1940 Lympstone Camp, Exmouth, Devon
(six-week basic training)
12.06.1940 - 06.11.1940 Portsmouth Division RM (Eastney Barracks, Southsea)
(invasion defence operations/paratrooper patrols)
07.11.1940 - 22.01.1942 HMS Revenge (Royal Sovereign class battleship)
(convoy escort North Atlantic & Indian Ocean)
23.01.1942 - 15.03.1942 passage
(from Trincomalee (Ceylon) via Colombo (Ceylon) to Liverpool (UK) per HMT Reina del Pacifico)
16.03.1942 - 30.03.1942 Portsmouth Division RM (additional; for leave)
31.03.1942 - 24.05.1942 Portsmouth Division RM (Eastney Barracks, Southsea)
25.05.1942 - 06.08.1942 Officer Cadet Training Unit (OCTU), Thurlestone Camp, Exmouth, Devon
07.08.1942 - 17.08.1942 Portsmouth Division RM (additional; for leave)
18.08.1942 - 08.03.1944 32nd RM Light Battery, RM Divisional Artillery
(Dalditch Camp, Devon, then Penally Camp, South Wales & Rhyl, North Wales, then Middle Wallop, Hampshire, then Christchurch Barracks, Hampshire)
09.03.1944 - 02.10.1944 'G' Troop Commander, 2nd RM Armoured Support Battery, 1st RM Armoured Support Regiment
(Corsham Garrison, Wiltshire, also Devizes Camp & Wimbourne Minster; holding Camp near Broadlands House, Romsey, from 06.06.1944 Normandy, France; returned to UK from Arromanches 22.06.1944; leave 30.06.1944-14.07.1944)
03.10.1944 - 28.02.1945 29th RM Battalion (RM Training Group: Burma Camp, Llwyngwril, Mid-Wales)
01.03.1945 - 20.03.1946 No. 1 (Assault) Squadron, 34th Amphibian Support Regiment (Burma Camp, Llwyngwril, North Wales) (embarked for Bombay, India, arriving in Poona (Lake Kharakwasla) 06.05.1945, then Combined Operations Training Centre, Mahd Island, Bombay; embarked 30.11.1945 HMS Colossus at Bombay for Batavia, Java (Dutch East Indies); emabarked 13.12.1945 troopship HMT Salween for India)
04.1946 - 04.1946 passage
(embarked at Bombay 04.1946 HMT Georgic for passage to UK)
04.1946 - 20.05.1946 Chatham Division RM
Teacher of physical education at Loughborough University until retirement in 1980 (Honorary Degree in Sports Science (11.2009)).
Wilcox,
Albert Cyril
A.C. Wilcox

Married ...; ... children.
30.03.1909
Kidderminster district, Worcestershire
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(09?).1972
Kidderminster district, Worcestershire
T/2nd Lt. 30.06.1944
T/Lt. 30.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
23.07.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
20.06.1945 - (10.1945) RMTB [= RM Training Barracks/Battalion?], Sydney, NSW [HMS Golden Hind]
(04.1946)     Plymouth Division RM
Carpet manufacturer.
Wildey,
Charles Edwin Ernest
C.E.E. Wildey
Married (15.06.1929, Deal, Eastry district, Kent) Gladys Louise May.


25.08.1900
Medway district, Kent
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16.05.1984
South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
Sgt.Maj. 30.04.1938 [22389]
Staff Sgt.Maj. 01.10.1939
Lt. (QM) 17.09.1940
A/Capt. (QM) 27.06.1943-16.09.1943
Capt. (QM) 17.09.1943 (retd 25.08.1951)
27.09.1918 - 1938 enlisted, Royal Marine Light Infantry - Chatham Division [served in the ranks for 19 years, 215 days]
1938 - 16.09.1940 served as Warrant Officer for 2 years, 140 days
17.09.1940 - 29.04.1941 Chatham Division RM (as Company Commander)
30.04.1941 - 07.12.1942 Company Officer, Royal Naval School of Music (Scarborough)
08.12.1942 - 10.12.1943 Administrative Officer, 40 RM Commando
11.12.1943 - (04.)1944 A Company, Home Base Ledger Office RM (Deal)
(06.)1944 - 29.06.1945 Chatham Division RM (for company duties)
30.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
? - 19.11.1945 HMS Highflyer (additional; for passage)
20.11.1945 - 13.02.1946 HMS Highflyer (additional; for pool)
14.02.1946 - 22.05.1946 Quartermaster, HMS Landswell (Mobile Landing Craft Advanced Base 1, Cochin)
23.05.1946 - 08.12.1946 HMS Highflyer (additional)
09.12.1946 - 29.01.1947 RM Barracks Chatham (additional)
30.01.1947 - 24.08.1951 RM Depot (Deal)
Wildman-Lushington,
Godfrey Edward
G.E. Wildman-Lushington G.E. Wildman-Lushington

20.05.1897
-
03.02.1970
2nd Lt. 22.08.1914
... ...
Maj. 17.12.1932
T/Lt.Col.. 08.01.1939-04.09.1939
Lt.Col. 30.09.1939
A/Col. 19.12.1941-04.02.1942
Col. 2nd Cdt. 01.06.1944, seniority 30.09.1942
A/Col.Cdt. 05.02.1942-02.03.1943
T/Brig. 05.02.1942-02.03.1943
A/Maj.Gen. 03.03.1943-(01.1946)
Maj.Gen. 01.10.1946 (retd 29.11.1950)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1947 New Year 1947 [investiture 28.01.1947]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 1944 [investiture 28.01.1947]
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30.09.1939 - 01.12.1939 Chatham Division RM
02.12.1939 - 18.12.1941 Commanding Officer, 1st RM Battalion (101st RM Brigade, later 102nd RM Brigade)
19.12.1941 - 29.12.1943 Chief of Staff to Chief of Combined Operations (actg. Maj.-Gen.) [HMS President] (additional)
31.12.1943 - 07.04.1945 Assistant Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander, S.E. Asia [HMS Braganza]
08.04.1945 - 08.06.1945 HQ Staff (RM Office)
09.06.1945 - 31.07.1945 Commander, Commando Group
01.08.1945 - 31.03.1946 Commander, Commando Group (Light)
01.04.1946 - 01.10.1946 also RM ADC to HM the King
01.04.1946 - 30.06.1947 HMS Appledore (additional)
01.07.1947 - 03.10.1950 Chief of Combined Operations
Williams,
Arthur Nicholl
A.N. Williams
Younger son of Rev. Canon William Henry Williams and Mrs Williams, of Mathern, Monmouthshire.
Married (18.10.1919) Effie Seon (? - 1975), daughter of Englesbe Seon; one son, one daughter.

28.10.1894
Newport district, Monmouthshire
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04.06.1982
Lambeth, London
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.10.1913
T/Lt. 19.02.1914
Lt. 19.09.1914
Capt. 02.10.1917
Maj. 22.12.1931
Lt.Col. 01.03.1939
A/Col. Cdt. 20.11.1941-04.08.1945
Col. 2nd Cdt. 05.08.1943, seniority 01.03.1942
Col. Cdt. 05.08.1945
T/Brig. 20.11.1941-30.09.1945
Maj.Gen. 01.10.1945 (dispersal 03.01.1946) (retd 01.03.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 1945 [investiture 27.11.1945]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 1942 [investiture 23.11.1943]
Mention in Despatches MID 05.07.1940 Northern Area
Education: Stancliffe Hall, Matlock; Hereford Cathedral School.
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17.01.1925 - 12.03.1926 Garrison Adjutant, Plymouth
... - ... ...
23.07.1939 - 29.02.1940 Portsmouth Division RM
01.03.1940 - 19.11.1941 RM Brigade
20.11.1941 - 07.12.1941 Home Base Ledger (for special service)
08.12.1941 - 23.03.1942 Commander RM Division Training Brigade
24.03.1942 - 02.10.1943 Commander, 101 RM Brigade (RM Division)
03.10.1943 - 31.12.1943 Acting Colonel Commandant, Plymouth Division RM
01.01.1944 - 16.01.1944 Plymouth Division RM (additional; for leave)
17.01.1944 - 14.03.1944 HMS President (additional; for duty inside Admiralty with Naval Intelligence Division) (temporarily)
15.03.1944 - 31.05.1945 Commander, RM Training Group Wales
01.06.1945 - 03.01.1946 Commander, RM Training Group Devon
Manager, Conservative Central Board of Finance, 1951-1965.
Williams,
Claude Stanley
C.S. Williams 
22.08.1903 ?
Derby, Derbyshire ?
-
31.05.1969 ?
Ince district, Greater Manchester, Lancashire ?
T/2nd Lt. 26.03.1943
T/Lt. 26.09.1943 (reld 21.03.1946)
A/T/Capt. ? (1944?)
(06.)1943 - (10.)1943 Portsmouth Division RM
21.10.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Westcliff (Combined Operations base, Southend):
(06.1944)     HM LCF 20 (landing craft, flak) (Normandy)
Williams,
Ronald Llewellyn
R.L. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) 
22.04.1904
-
(12?).1963
Redruth district, Cornwall
C/Sgt. ?
T/2nd Lt. ?
T/Lt. 16.10.1943
A/T/Capt. 17.01.1945
... - ... ...
17.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
... - ... ...
Willock,
Colin Denniston
C.D. Willock
(03?).1919 ?
Barnet district, Greater London /
Hertfordshire / Middlesex ?
-
T/Lt.
22.08.1941
A/T/Capt.
02.09.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)
-
(07.1945)
25th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery (Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization 2, from about early 1944 5th RM Anti-Aircraft Brigade)
Wills,
John Howard Germon
J.H.G. Wills

09.05.1899
-
23.06.1978
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.09.1916
Lt. 26.09.1917
Capt. 01.09.1927
Bt. Maj. 31.12.1935
Maj. 12.08.1936
Bt. Lt.Col. 30.06.1940
A/Lt.Col. 03.09.1940-01.10.1941,
28.02.1944-03.12.1944,
06.02.1945-31.12.1945
A/Col. 02.10.1941-27.02.1944
A/Col. Comdt. (T/Brig.) 22.07.1943-27.02.1944,
04.12.1944-05.02.1945
Col. 31.12.1946 (retd 28.02.1951)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 08.06.1950 HM's birthday 1950 [investiture 04.07.1950]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 05.03.1942 Crete 1941
Mention in Despatches MID 01.06.1943 services in Middle East
... - ... ...
01.09.1937 - 31.03.1940 Portsmouth Division RM
01.04.1940 - 27.02.1944 Home Base Ledger, Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (1):
01.04.1940 - 21.07.1943 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1), Group HQ
22.07.1943 - 16.11.1943 Commander, 3rd Mobile Naval Base Brigade
17.11.1943 - 27.02.1944 Commander, Air Defence Brigade
28.02.1944 - 03.12.1944 Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters Staff RM
04.12.1944 - 17.12.1944 Commander, No. 1 Beach Brigade
18.12.1944 - 05.02.1945 Commander, RM Beach Unit
06.02.1945 - 28.02.1945 Commanding Officer, 29th RM Battalion (additional)
01.03.1945 - 01.09.1946 34th Amphibian Assault Regiment RM
... - ... ...
Wilson,
Geoffrey Walter
G.W. Wilson

Son of ... Wilson, and ... Waldren.
Married ((06?).1941, Upton upon Severn district, Worcestershire) Gwendolen Williams; ... children (two sons, one daughter?).
05.04.1912
Eastry district, Kent
-
15.09.1990
Sheffield, South Yorkshire (formerly of Bakewell, Derbyshire)
2nd Lt. 01.09.1930
A/Lt. 25.08.1933-31.08.1933
Lt. 01.09.1933
Capt. 13.01.1938
A/Maj. 11.03.1941-10.04.1941,
09.12.1946-29.06.1947
A/Lt.Col. 16.12.1944-09.12.1946
Maj. 30.06.1947
Lt.Col. 31.12.1952 (retd 03.04.1958)
... - ... ...
15.12.1938 - (05.)1940 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(04.1940)     Officer Commanding, Howitzer Battery (Namsos operation)
(06.1940) - (08.1940) no appointment listed
(10.1940)     Home Base Ledger *
(12.1940)     no appointment listed
? - (02.)1941 Officer Commanding, 31st RM Howitzer Battery (RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (2))
(04.)1941 - (06.)1941 Instructor of Gunnery, No. 2 Coast Artillery Brigade (RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (2))
(08.)1941 - (04.)1943 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Group Headquarters, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (2)
(06.)1943 - (04.)1944 Second-in-Command, 4th RM Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (2))
(06.1944)     RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (MNBDO) (2) *
1944 - (10.)1944 Home Base Ledger Office RM (attached)
25.10.1944 - (04.1946) Local Defence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wilson,
Henry Rex Beamish
C.D. Willock
Son (with one sister) of Felix Beamish Wilson (1896-1980), and Gladys Frances White (1894-1980).
Married Marjory Gearing (23.01.1921 - 25.12.2001), daughter (with one brother) of Herbert Ernest Gearing (1878-1957), and Gladys Stokes (?-1985); one daughter, three sons.
09.07.1919
Dublin, Ireland
-
12.01.2009
St James, Cape Town, South Africa
T/2nd Lt. 15.03.1941
T/Lt. 15.09.1941
A/T/Capt. 15.03.1945-30.06.1945
T/S.Lt. SANF(V) 07.02.1945, seniority 15.03.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Dublin University; University of Cape Town (1951); MB, ChB.
15.03.1941 - (04.)1944 RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (2) (as Troop Officer, "H" Battery, 4th RM Anti-Aircraft Regiment, from early 1943 3rd RM Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment)
(04?).1944 - 30.04.1944 HMS Turtle (Combined Operations training establishment, Poole)
01.05.1944 - 24.06.1944 HMS Robertson (Combined Operations base, Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent)
25.06.1944 - 15.08.1944 RM Training Group Wales
16.08.1944 - 12.09.1944 Chatham Division RM (not to join)
13.09.1944 - 06.02.1945 HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa) (for leave)
07.02.1945 - 13.02.1945 Chatham Division RM
14.02.1945 - 14.03.1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
15.03.1945 - 31.05.1945 Reinforcement Holdung Unit RM (No. 2 Sub Unit)
01.06.1945 - 29.06.1945 RM Training Group Devon (for Commanding Officer, Reinforcement Holding Unit)
30.06.1945 - 18.07.1945 Portsmouth Division RM
14.07.1945 - ? HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa)
(07.1945) -   HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty) *
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
General practitioner, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa.
* Navy List of July 1945 shows him at HMS Copra from 15.03.1945. Official service record gives other details.
** indexed, but not listed as such
Wilson,
Maurice Finlay Alexander
M.F.A. Wilson
Son of ... Wilson, and ... Fraser.
21.10.1924
Wareham district, Dorset
-
12.1991
Poole district, Dorset
T/2nd Lt.
03.09.1943
T/Lt.
03.03.1944
2nd Lt.
19.08.1946 [366796]
WS/Lt.
19.08.1946
Lt.
19.07.1947, seniority 21.04.1947
T/Capt.
19.12.1949-20.10.1951
Capt.
21.10.1951
T/Maj.
31.01.1958-01.11.1958
Maj.
02.11.1958, seniority 21.10.1958
Lt.Col.
08.04.1966
Col.
30.06.1973 (retd 01.02.1976)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1969
New Year 1969
Education: Joint Services Staff Course (jssc); Staff College (psc)
03.09.1943
-
(10.1943)
RM Training Group Dalditch
(12.1943)
-
(04.)1946
42nd RM Commando
19.08.1946


commissioned, The [Royal] Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission to 18.01.1947]
19.07.1947


permanent commission
31.01.1958
-
14.01.1960
Brigade Major, HQ Infantry Brigade (TA)
(1962)


served in British Guiana
28.10.1963
-
19.02.1966
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), HQ British Army of the Rhine
1966
-
1969
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Royal Hampshire Regiment
Woollam,
George Arthur
G.A. Woollam
Son of Henry and Jane E. Woollam, and ... Pick, of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.
(06?).1924
Stoke on Trent district, Staffordshire
-
07.06.1945
(DOW) [age 21]
[Fort William (Glen Navis) Cemetery, C.68]

T/2nd Lt.
05.02.1943
T/Lt.
05.08.1943
05.02.1943 - (06.)1943 102nd RM Brigade
08.1943 - 07.06.1945 "A" Troop, 46th RM Commando [died of wounds following an explosion]
Woolley,
Sydney Charles
S.C. Woolley
Son of Henry Woolley (1865-), and Harriet Copping (1864-1936).
Married (07.04.1925) Mabel Winifred Webb (01.06.1902 - 26.10.1998).
08.10.1902
Aldershot, Hampshire
-
12.06.1958
Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.10.1920
Prob. Lt. 01.10.1923
Lt. 1924?, seniority 01.10.1923 (supernumerary 16.06.1924-16.06.1929)
Capt. 01.10.1931
A/Maj. 16.10.1940-29.09.1941,
06.10.1941-25.08.1943,
03.11.1943-07.03.1945
Maj. 09.06.1945 (dispersed 23.10.1949) (retd 21.11.1949)
A/Lt.Col. 08.03.1945-15.11.1945
... - ... ...
09.07.1939 - 28.09.1941 Naval Intelligence Division [HMS President]
29.09.1941 - 05.10.1941 Portsmouth Division RM
06.10.1941 - 24.08.1943 HMS Renown (Repulse class battlecruiser) (10.12.1941-31.12.1942 Squadron RM Officer (SRMO), 02.05.1943-24.08.1943 Squadron RM Officer (SRMO) 2nd Battle Squadron)
25.08.1943 - 12.09.1943 Portsmouth Division RM
13.09.1943 - 22.10.1943 Depot RM, Deal
23.10.1943 - 30.04.1945 RM Training Group Dalditch (03.11.1943-26.11.1944 Chief Instructor, RM ITC; 27.11.1944-07.03.1945 General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2), RM Training Group Devon; 08.03.1945-30.04.1945 Commanding Officer, RM ITC)
01.05.1945 - 11.05.1945 RM Training Group Devon
12.05.1945 - 14.11.1945 Camp Commanding Officer, Naval Party 2403 [HMS Odyssey]
... - ... ...
Wray,
Ian Frank
I.F. Wray (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 23807))
12.02.1921
Barnet district, Oxfordshire
-
17.03.1993
Norwich district, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 01.01.1940
Lt. 14.06.1941
A/Capt. 08.01.1945
Capt. 14.06.1949 (retd 03.10.1965)
A/Maj. 01.10.1962
Hon. Maj. 03.10.1965
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 1965
... - ... ...
01.09.1941 - (04.)1944 HMS Royal Sovereign (Royal Sovereign class battleship)
... - ... ...
       
 
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