1st British Airborne Division
Arnhem, September 1944
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D
Dale,
James Alexander
J.A. Dale
From Gillingham, Dorset.
[possibly:
26.11.1912
-
08.1986
Yeovil, Somerset]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.09.1940 [149290]
WS/Lt.
21.03.1942
A/Capt.
10.07.1943
T/Maj.
01.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
11.11.1943
Sicily 07.43
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
19.10.1944
Normandy 06.44
21.09.1940


commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers [emergency commission]
25.05.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(06.1944)


Officer Commanding, Hamilcar Squadron, The Glider Pilot Regiment (Normandy)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, C Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
26.11.1944
-
(10.1945)
Officer Commanding, .. Squadron, The Glider Pilot Regiment (at RAF Station Tarrant Rushton) [06.05.1945-13.05.1945 on leave]
Daniells,
Lawrence Eugene Downes
L.E.D. Daniells
Son of ... Daniells, and ... Warren.
(06?).1918
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
-
06.2010
Cadet
? [7931768]
2nd Lt.
04.03.1944 [312276]
WS/Lt.
04.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
04.03.1944


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Platoon Officer, 3 Parachute Platoon & 3 Para Jeep Section, 250th Light Composite Company RASC (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 25783) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
Dauncey,
Michael Donald Keen
"Mike"
M.D.K. Dauncey

 
Only son of late Thomas Gough Dauncey and Alice Dauncey (née Keen).
Married (1945) Marjorie Kathleen, daughter of H.W. Neep, FCA; one son, two daughters.
11.05.1920
Coventry district, Warwickshire / West Midlands
-
2010 still alive
at Uley, near Dursley, Glos
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.05.1941 [184738]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
11.01.1947, seniority 11.11.1942
A/Capt.
21.11.1945-20.02.1946
T/Capt.
21.02.1946-31.05.1946
WS/Capt.
01.06.1946
Capt.
11.05.1947
A/Maj.
01.03.1946-31.05.1946
T/Maj.
01.06.1946-12.07.1947, 01.02.1954-10.05.1954
Maj.
11.05.1954
Lt.Col.
09.06.1963 [supernumerary 09.06.1966]
Col.
30.06.1968 (retd 30.01.1976)
Hon. Brig.
30.01.1976
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: King Edward's School, Birmingham; International Examination, Institution of Chartered Accountants; jssc, psc (1950)



served in the ranks for 234 days
03.05.1941


commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment [emergency commission to 10.01.1947] (from 170 (MG) Officer Cadet Training Unit, Droitwich)
03.05.1941
-
13.11.1943
5th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (Warrenpoint [N Ireland], S England, Anglesey [N Wales])
13.11.1943


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Adjutant, G Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [3 x wounded, POW, escaped])
11.01.1947


commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment [permanent commission]
01.03.1946
-
25.07.1947
Aide de Camp to the General Officer Commanding in Chief, Land Forces Greece
1948
-
1949
Parachute Battalion, British Army of the Rhine
10.01.1951
-
29.12.1952
General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ Infantry Brigade
1957
-
1958
Instructor, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

-
1963
Brigade Major, 126th Infantry Brigade
1963
-
1966
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (British Army of the Rhine & Cyprus)
07.04.1966
-
1968
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1) (DS Plans), Joint Services Staff College
1968
-
1969
Commandant, Jungle Warfare School
1969
-
1972
Commandant, Support Weapons Wing, School of Infantry
1973
-
1975
Defence & Military Attaché, British Embassy Madrid
Colonel, The Cheshire Regiment, 01.04.1978-1985. DL Gloucestershire, 19.09.1983.
1980-82 Chairman, Glos Joint Services Cadet Committee. 1981-90 Hon Colonel, 1st Cadet Bn Glos Regiment (ACF). 1994-98 President, The Glider Pilot Regiment Association. 2000 Leader The Airborne Pilgrimage to Arnhem.
Davies,
Eric John
E.J. Davies E.J. Davies

From London.
09.12.1918
-
08.2005
Monmouth, Gloucestershire / Herefordshire / Monmouthshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.09.1941 [207782]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 04.12.1948)
Hon. Capt.
04.12.1948
MC
13.01.1944
Italy
Mention in Despatches MID
18.04.1946
Arnhem 09.44
27.09.1941


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(07.1943)


Officer Commanding, 21 Platoon (D Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Sicily)
02.05.1944


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 10 Platoon (T Company), 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW in German captivity
Davies,
Frank
F. Davies
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.02.1940 [117932]
WS/Lt.
11.08.1941 (reld 05.10.1946)
T/Capt.
12.01.1946
Hon Capt.
05.10.1946
11.02.1940


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.11.1941


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
17.09.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 6 Flight (C Squadron, No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 6167) in German captivity (Stalag Luft I, Barth, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Davies,
John Alun Emlyn
J.A.E. Davies
S
on of Robert Emlyn and Mary Davies.
Married (1941) Elizabeth Boshier (deceased); three sons.
04.05.1909
Corwen district, Denbighshire / Merionetshire
-
12.07.1997
Bexley, Kent
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.06.1940 [138813]
WS/Capt.
15.11.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj.
15.11.1943-...
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Education: Ruabon Grammar School; Trinity College, Cambridge (Scholar; BA 1st cl. Pts I and II, History Tripos; MA 1984)
Called to Bar, Lincoln's Inn, 1936.
29.06.1940


commissioned, The Royal Welch Fusiliers [emergency commission]
01.08.1942


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
1943


Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DAA&QMG), 2nd Parachute Brigade



Second-in-Command, HQ/Support Company, 1st Parachute Battalion
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, HQ/Support Company, 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 140141) in German captivity (Stalag VII-A, Moosburg an der Isar, Bayern)
1944


Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), 1st Airborne Division
Joined Board of Trade, 1946; Assistant Solicitor, 1963; Principal Assistant Solicitor, Department of Trade and Industry, 1968-1972; Assistant Solicitor, Law Commission, 1972-1974; part-time Assistant, Law Commission, 1974-1977. Assistant Secretary to Jenkins Committee on Company Law, 1959-1962. Retired 1977.
Davies,
Robert
R. Davies
03.07.1896
-
died between 02.1967 and 02.1985
RQMS
?
Lt. QM
26.01.1939 [85877]
WS/Capt. QM
01.11.1942
Capt. QM
26.01.1945
Maj. QM
01.05.1947 (retd 28.01.1950)
Member of the Order of the British Empire? MBE?
1950/51?
? [only one further unconfirmed reference found about ths decoration]
26.01.1939


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment
(09.1944)


seaborne echelon, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem)
28.01.1950
-
03.07.1951
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Davison,
John
J. Davison (Photo courtesy of Mr H.J. Broer)
Son of Gerald Willoughby Davison, and of Joan Davison, of Putney, London.

05.02.1921
-
18.09.1944
(KIA) [age 23]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 1]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.09.1940 [151701]
WS/Lt.
28.03.1942



121st Officer Cadet Training Unit (OCTU)
28.09.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 7 Platoon (B Company), 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Dawkins,
Harold Peter
H.P. Dawkins
(06?).1921
Fareham district, Hampshire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.01.1943 [258275]
WS/Lt.
02.07.1943
02.01.1943


commissioned, Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]
22.03.1943
 
 
transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


A Company, 156th Parachute Battalion (at Arnhem with Carrier Platoon [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 91221) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Dawson,
Charles Neville
Bruce
C.N.B. Dawson C.N.B. Dawson

C.N.B. Dawson 

Son of Edward Elliot Neville Dawson and Muriel Simpson Dawson.
Husband of Sheila Mosley Dawson (née Mayne), CBE, JP, of Guildford, Surrey (she remarried Owen Walker and died 06.12.2005); one son, one daughter.

30.08.1916
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 27]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 6.C.11]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.08.1936 [69165]
Lt.
27.08.1939
A/Capt.
11.09.1939
T/Capt.
11.12.1939
WS/Capt.
14.03.1943
Capt.
27.08.1944
T/Maj.
14.03.1943
MC
> 08.1944
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: Royal Military College
27.08.1936


commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's)
(09.1944)


4th Parachute Brigade (Arnhem [killed in action])
De Burgh,
Patrick Rupert Richard
"Paddy"
P.R.R. De Burgh P.R.R. De Burgh
P.R.R. De Burgh (Photo courtesy of Lt.Col. Mike Jackson (retd))

Son of Lt.Cdr. Ulric Campbell de Burgh, RN (1898-1977), and Kathleen Maud Usher (remarried 1939 Wilson).
Brother-in-law of of Lt. Ronald Ingram-Johnson, Royal Artillery.
Married 1st (12.08.1954; divorced 1957) Helen Sylvia Hobhouse (11.07.1925 - 22.03.1966), daughter of Edmund Walter Neill Hobhouse, FRCP (1888-1973), and Phyllis Claudia Smyly (1892-1974), of May Cottage, Mortimer Common, Berkshire.
Married 2nd (22.08.1957) Bridget Elizabeth "Bridie" Cavenagh ((12?).1935 -), daughter of John Bernard Cavenagh (1890-1970), and Elizabeth Bower McTurk (1903-1993); one son, one daughter.
08.11.1923
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
07.12.2010

West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.05.1943 [273178]
WS/Lt. 01.11.1943
A/Capt. 16.01.1945-15.04.1945
T/Capt. 16.04.1945-02.09.1945, 25.02.1946-23.07.1948
2nd Lt. 13.03.1946, seniority 08.11.1944
Lt. 08.05.1946
Capt. 08.11.1950
Maj. 08.11.1957
Lt.Col. 21.08.1965
Col. 30.06.1969 (retd 08.11.1978)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1969 New Year 69
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe
Education: Imperial Service College.
01.05.1943     commissioned, Royal Artillery [emergency commission to 12.03.1946]
? - 09.1944 Staff Lieutenant, HQ RA, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [POW, evacuated])
16.01.1945 - 20.04.1947 Staff Captain RA, 1st Airborne Division
13.03.1946     permanent commission
18.01.1954 - 01.05.1957 Instructor in Gunnery, School of Artillery
03.04.1959 - 12.01.1961 Staff Captain, War Office
      Battery Commander, G Battery, 7th Parachute Light Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (UK and Bahrain)
1963 - 1965 Chief Instructor, Young Officers' Wing, School of Artillery (Larkhill)
1965 - 1968 Commanding Officer, 95 Commando Light Regiment Royal Artillery (Singapore and Borneo)
1968 - 1969 Carrier Borne Ground Liaison
1969 - 1972 Commander Recruiting and Liaison W
1972 - ? HQ Support Command Northern Army Group
De Gex,
George Francis
G.F. De Gex (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Pariso)
Son of late Brig.­Gen. Francis John de Gex, CB, CMG and Edith Hope Miller. Married (1946) Ronda Marianne (died 1982), daughter of late C.F. Recaño; one daughter.
23.04.1911
Farnham district, Hampshire / Surrey / Sussex
-
16.08.1986
Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
2nd Lt. TA
20.08.1931
2nd Lt.
03.09.1932, seniority 29.01.1931 [50471]
Lt.
29.01.1934
Capt.
29.01.1939
A/Maj.
09.10.1939-08.01.1940
T/Maj.
09.01.1940-26.05.1940, 26.05.1941-30.06.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946
local Lt.Col.
14.12.1944-31.12.1946, 14.10.1952-17.10.1952
A/Lt.Col.
01.01.1947-31.03.1947
T/Lt.Col.
01.04.1947-23.07.1949, 09.06.1951-11.09.1952, 18.10.1952-05.02.1953
Lt.Col.
06.02.1953
Col.
31.12.1954
T/Brig.
?
Brig.
31.12.1958
Maj.Gen.
14.02.1961, seniority 10.02.1961 (retd 05.09.1966)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1964
New Year 64
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1949
New Year 49
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
BEF
DSC(US)
14.11.1947
Arnhem 09.44 (full citation)
Education: Wellington College, Berkshire; Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (MA); jssc; psc
20.08.1931


commissioned, Territorial Army, General List (University Candidates)
03.09.1932


commissioned, Royal Artillery (from General List, Territorial Army, University Candidates)
(01.1937)


17th Field Brigade (Woolwich)
(01.1939)


Hong Kong-Singapore Royal Artillery (Singapore)
01.09.1939
-
15.10.1939
Adjutant, ...
29.05.1940
-
19.06.1940
Staff Captain, ... (British Expeditionery Force)
22.06.1940
-
15.01.1941
General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
26.05.1941
-
14.07.1942
Brigade Major, ...
15.07.1942
-
08.01.1943
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
02.09.1943
-
09.04.1944
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA (Arnhem [evacuated])
14.12.1944
-
24.11.1946
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
01.01.1947
-
23.10.1948
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), ...
27.08.1949
-
10.11.1949
Chief Instructor
09.06.1951
-
22.06.1952
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), ...
31.12.1954
-
(02.1957)
Colonel General Staff, War Office
1958
-
1959
Commander, 1 Army Group Royal Artillery (AGRA)
1959
-
1960
DMS(B), War Office
1961
-
01.02.1964
Commander Artillery, Northern Army Group
01.03.1964
-
08.08.1966
Director, Royal Artillery
Colonel Commandant, Royal Artillery, 22.08.1967-23.04.1976.
Dean,
Henry Stanley
H.S. Dean (Photo courtesy of www.marketgarden.com)
H.S. Dean (Photo courtesy of www.marketgarden.com)

1918 ?
-
19.03.2011

Spain
[age 93]
CSM ? [6346789]
2nd Lt. 21.10.1943 [305232]
WS/Lt. 21.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
?     served in the ranks in The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
21.10.1943     commissioned, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment [immediate emergency commission]
11.12.1943     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Liaison Officer of 3rd Parachute Battalion at 1st Parachute Brigade HQ (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2111) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Deane-Drummond,
Anthony John
"Tony"
A.J. Deane-Drummond




Son of late Col John D. Deane­Drummond, DSO, OBE, MC.
Married (1944) Mary Evangeline Boyd; four daughters.

23.06.1917
Upton upon Severn district, Worcestershire
-
04.12.2012
2nd Lt. 28.01.1937 [71076]
Lt. 28.01.1940
A/Capt. 26.08.1942-25.11.1942
T/Capt. 26.11.1942-29.06.1943
WS/Capt. 30.06.1943
Capt. 28.01.1945
A/Maj. 30.03.1943-29.06.1943
T/Maj. 30.06.1943-27.01.1950
Maj. 28.01.1950
Brev. Lt.Col. 01.07.1956
A/Lt.Col. 22.10.1945-12.01.1946
T/Lt.Col. 01.01.1957-24.07.1957
local Lt.Col. 01.01.1953-15.12.1955
Lt.Col. 25.07.1957 [supernumerary 25.07.1960]
local Col. 11.04.1960-05.08.1960, 01.09.1960-10.02.1961
Col. 30.03.1961
T/Brig. 30.03.1961-07.10.1964
Brig. 08.10.1964
Maj.Gen. 01.06.1966, seniority 10.02.1966
(retd 29.05.1971)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1970 New Year 70
Distinguished Service Order DSO 25.08.1959 Oman
MC 29.09.1942 escape
MC 20.06.1946 Tragino Aqueduct raid 02.41
Mention in Despatches MID 20.09.1945 Arnhem 09.44
Mention in Despatches MID 07.01.1949 Palestine
Education: Marlborough College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (psc; 1945).
28.01.1937     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals
1939 - 1940 Signals Officer, Commander Royal Artillery (CRA), II Corps (France)
06.1940 - 12.02.1941 No. 2 Commando, renamed 11th SAS Battalion (Europe & North Africa; POW Italy, escaped 15.06.1942)
08.1942 - 1943 Signals Officer, 2nd Parachute Brigade (North Africa, Italy)
1943 - (09.1944) Second-in-Command, 1st Airborne Divisional Signals (Italy, UK, Arnhem [POW, escaped])
20.07.1945 - 21.10.1945 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations), 6th Airborne Division (Palestine)
22.10.1945 - 12.01.1946 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Operations), [6th Airborne Division ?]
13.01.1946 - 10.02.1946 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Operations), ...
11.02.1946 - 24.05.1947 Brigade Major, 3rd Parachute Brigade
01.07.1947 - 17.08.1948 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
1949 - 1951 Instructor, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
01.01.1953 - 15.12.1955 Instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Staff College Camberley
01.01.1957 - 26.10.1957 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Communications), GHQ, UK Land Forces
1957 - 1960 Commanding Officer, 22nd Special Air Service Regiment (Malaya, Oman)
30.03.1961 - 19.10.1963 Commander, 44th Independent Parachute Brigade Group (TA)
22.10.1963 - 21.05.1966 Assistant Commandant (Brig.), Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
01.06.1966 - 01.07.1968 General Officer Commanding, 3rd Division
02.09.1968 - 01.08.1970 Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Operations), Ministry of Defence
Colonel Commandant, Royal Signals, 01.05.1966-01.05.1971.
Director: Paper and Paper Products Industry Trng Bd, 1971-1979; Wood Burning Centre, 1980-1983. British Gliding Champion, 1957; Pilot, British Gliding Team, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965.
Published: Return ticket (1951); Riot control (1975); Arrows of fortune (autobiography, 1991).
Delacour,
Lindsay David
L.D. Delacour (Photo courtesy of Mr Joost van Vliet)
L.D. Delacour (Photo courtesy of Mr Henk-Jan Broer)
Son of Lawrence Louis and Jessie Emma Delacour, of Notting Hill, London.

12.09.1920
-
19.09.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 25.A.13]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.03.1941 [179815]
WS/Lt.
22.09.1942
Mention in Despatches MID
24.08.1944
Italy 09-11.43



162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit (OCTU)
22.03.1941


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
14.11.1942


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
06.06.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 5 Platoon (A Company), 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action in the Dreijenseweg area at Oosterbeek])
Dennison,
Mervyn William
M.W. Dennison


Elder son of Reverend W. Telford Dennison and Hester Mary (née Coulter). Married (1944) Helen Maud, daughter of Claud George Spiller, Earley, Berks; one son, one daughter.

13.07.1914
County Cork, Ireland
-
12.01.1993
[Creevylough- gare, Saintfield, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, Northern Ireland ?]
2nd Lt.
01.10.1939 [100018]
WS/Capt.
10.01.1943
T/Maj.
1944?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1967
New Year (lately Puisne Judge of the High Court of Zambia)
MC
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: Methodist College, Belfast; Queen's University, Belfast (BA); Middle Temple
01.10.1939


commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
1939
-
1943
served in 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles
28.04.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, A Company, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944
-
04.1945
POW (No. 2123) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Called to the Bar: Northern Ireland, 1945; Middle Temple, 1964. Crown Counsel, N Rhodesia, 1947; Legal Draftsman, 1952; Senior Crown Counsel and Parliamentary Draftsman, Federal Government of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1953; Federal Solicitor-General, 1959; QC (N Rhodesia) 1960; also Chairman Road Service Board, N Rhodesia, and Member Central African Air Authority; High Court Judge, Zambia, 1961-67. Secretary, Fermanagh CC, NI, 1967-73; Chief Commissioner, Planning Appeals Commission and Water Appeals Commission, 1973-80; Chairman, Industrial Tribunals in N Ireland, 1981-84. Member Senate, Queen's University, Belfast 1979-87. Honorary Colonel, The Zambia Regiment, 1964-66. JP, 1969-73, Deputy Lieutenant (DL) 1972, Co. Fermanagh. KStJ 1978 (CStJ 1964).
Derbyshire,
Francis Alexander
"Frank"
F.A. Derbyshire (Photo courtesy of Mr Rody Chamuleau) F.A. Derbyshire
Son of Francis Ignatious and Frances Elizabeth Derbyshire, of Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire.
Husband of Mabel Derbyshire, of Newton-le-Willows.

(09?).1919
Warrington district, Lancashire
-
19.09.1944
(KIA) [age 25]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 6.A.15]
2nd Lt.
15.01.1944 [304446]
WS/Lt.
1944?
15.01.1944


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.04.1944


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, G Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Des ux,
Sir William Richard de Bacquencourt
"Dicky";

9th Baronet, cr. 1787, succ. 1942
W.R. de B. Des Voeux

Son of Lt.Col. Henry John des Vœux, OBE, and Dorothy Gladys Turner Farley.
Married (1939) Jean Margaret Rew, only daughter of Lt.Col. John Ford Elkington, DSO; three daughters.

27.12.1911
Chelsea district, Greater London
-
20.09.1944
Arnhem
(KIA) [age 32]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 6.C.10]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.08.1931 [52952]
Lt.
27.08.1934
Capt.
27.08.1939
WS/Maj.
04.11.1940
T/Lt.Col.
04.11.1940 & 15.03.1943
Mention in Despatches MID
24.08.1944
Italy 09-11.43
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: Eton; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
27.08.1931

 

commissioned, Grenadier Guards (qualified as interpreter in French, 2nd class 06.1932)
(06.1933)
 
 
2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Wellington Barracks, for Windsor)
(01.1937)


3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Chelsea Barracks)
04.02.1937
-
(01.1939)
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Chelsea Barracks, then Aldershot)
25.07.1940
-
(04.1941)
specially employed (graded as GSO3)
1943
-
20.09.1944
Commanding Officer, 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Deuchar,
Ernest
E. Deuchar
Son of ... Deuchar, and ... Taylor.
From Bradford.
13.11.1911
Derby district, Derbyshire
-
05.08.1995
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.07.1942 [240289]
WS/Lt.
25.07.1942  (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
09.10.1943
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
MC
21.10.1943
Sicily 07.43
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
Arnhem 09.44
25.07.1942


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(07.1943)


Officer Commanding, 12 Platoon (B Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Sicily)
(09.1944)


Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
21.09.1955
-
02.02.1971
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Devlin,
Brian

B. Devlin
B. Devlin
Son of Dr. A.J. Devlin, Liverpool.

30.06.1919
Ireland
-
07.06.1997
Mendlip, Somerset
Lt.
14.11.1942 [252477]
WS/Capt.
14.11.1943
Capt.
14.11.1947, seniority 14.11.1943
WS/Maj.
12.02.1945
Maj.
14.11.1950
A/Lt.Col.
12.11.1944-11.02.1945
T/Lt.Col.
12.02.1945-01.03.1945, 25.02.1959-28.02.1960
Lt.Col.
29.02.1960 (retd 01.10.1963)
Maj. TA
05.04.1965
Maj. T&AVR
01.04.1967
A/Lt.Col.  ,,
01.07.1967
Lt.Col.  ,,
30.01.1968, seniority 01.07.1967
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1963
New Year 63
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1959
New Year 59
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
General Service Medal GenSM
-
& clasp Malaya
Education: Stoneyhurst College (1932-1935); University of Liverpool (1941); MB ChB (1941); DPH (1951), DTM and H (1952)
1941


while awaiting his call up to the army, he served as a ship's doctor in a convoy to the Far East; three ships nearby were sunk by torpedoes
14.11.1942


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
1942
-
1943
with 1st Parachute Brigade (N Africa, Sicily)
(09.1944)


Regimental Medical Officer, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [wounded, POW, escaped 10.1944])
1944
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 181st Airlanding Field Ambulance (Norway)
1946
-
1949
Senior Medical Officer, British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia (14.11.1947 joined the regular forces)
1952
-
1955
Far East Land Forces, Singapore
1958
-
1962
seconded Federation of Malaya Military Foces (SMO/SO2 Med)
1963


British Army of the Rhine



Senior Specialist in Army Health
05.04.1965
-
01.04.1967
Territorial Army
01.04.1967
-
29.02.1972
Territorial & Army Volunteer Reserve
29.02.1972
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Worked at the Department of Health and Social Security in Birmingham, and later directed the blood transfusion unit in Frome.
Dickens,
John Raymond
J.R. Dickens
Son of ... Dickens, and ... Stiff.
16.09.1914
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
-
11.1997
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
29.03.1941 [180222]
WS/Lt.
29.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
1944?
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946
29.03.1941


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, C Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem; wounded [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2201) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen)
Dickenson,
John Burley
"Dick"

J.B. Dickenson (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) J.B. Dickenson (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Pariso)
?
-
Cadet ?
Lt. 27.07.1940 [138357]
WS/Capt. 02.08.1941
T/Maj. 02.08.1941
Lt. 01.11.1946, seniority 27.07.1940
Maj. 27.07.1953 (reld 01.11.1956)
Hon. Maj. 01.11.1956
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal LS&GCM 28.11.1947 -
27.07.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 31.10.1946]
(09.1944)     Battery Captain, 1st Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2199) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen)
01.11.1946 - 01.11.1956 short service commission
Dickson,
Milton John Patrick Stanley
M.J.P.S. Dickson
Son of ... Dickson, and ... Milton.
01.03.1921
Stroud district, Gloucestershire
-
02.1996

Exeter, Devon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.10.1940 [153103]
WS/Lt.
19.04.1942
Lt.
20.02.1946, seniority 01.09.1943
Capt.
01.03.1948
Maj.
29.03.1955 (retd 09.05.1955)
Capt. TA
07.11.1958, seniority 30.08.1951
Maj. TA
? (reld 15.10.1965)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
14.04.1950
-
19.10.1940


commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
27.05.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Mortar Platoon (HQ/Sp Company), 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 93301) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
20.02.1946


commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles [short service commission?]
20.02.1952


transferred, Northamptonshire Regiment
09.05.1955
-
07.11.1958
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
07.11.1958
-
15.10.1965
Territorial Army - Devonshire Regiment
Dinwiddie,
Gordon Maitland
G.M. Dinwiddie

Son of Lauderdale Maitland Dinwiddie (1894-) and Nora Helena Sigismonde Bobillier (1893-).
Married (1951, Wandsworth, Surrey) Molly Bradley (1925-); two sons.
14.10.1916
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
-

1998
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
24.05.1939 [90195]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
Lt.
25.10.1946, seniority 03.03.1941
A/Capt.
01.07.1941-30.09.1941
T/Capt.
01.10.1941-20.09.1943
WS/Capt.
21.09.1943
Capt.
25.10.1946, seniority 01.07.1946
A/Maj.
21.06.1943-20.09.1943
T/Maj.
21.09.1943-14.10.1943, 06.12.1943-30.06.1948, 10.01.1950-23.08.1952
Maj.
24.08.1952
T/Lt.Col.
17.12.1954-20.02.1958, 04.03.1959-19.02.1960 [Emp. List 1]
Lt.Col.
20.02.1960 [supernumerary 20.02.1963]
[KOSB Emp. List 1 15.09.1961] [Special List 01.01.1967] (retd 01.01.1971)
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
21.04.1950
-
Education: jssc, psc



late Cadet, Sedbergh School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.05.1939


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized to 24.10.1946
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, C Company, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2195) in German captivity (Oflag IX A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda)
25.10.1946


permanent commission
10.01.1950
-
17.06.1951
Generral Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2) (Inf.), HQ British Army of the Rhine
18.06.1951
-
04.11.1951
Generral Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2) (Ops.), HQ 1 Corps
05.11.1951
-
08.02.1952
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2) (L)
17.12.1954
-
01.02.1958
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), HQ Northern Army Group
06.02.1959
-
26.11.1961
specially employed, Malaya Military Forces
06.12.1961
-
25.03.1964
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1) (L), ... Division/District
06.04.1964
-
20.01.1965
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Ministry of Defence
10.10.1966
-
(02.1967)
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG), Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Dobie,
David Theodor

D.T. Dobie
D.T. Dobie
D.T. Dobie

Son of Dave Walter Dobie, Director of The Tyneside Fischquay in North Shields, Newcastle, and Ragna Danilsen Nilsen (1885-1970). 
Married to Rex Dobie; two daughters, one son.

21.10.1912
Tynemouth, Northumberland
-
12.12.1971
Nairobi, Kenya
2nd Lt.
25.04.1936 [67437]
Lt.
25.04.1939
T/Capt.
12.08.1940
WS/Capt.
28.12.1941
T/Maj.
28.12.1941
WS/Maj.
27.07.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
1944?
Hon. Lt.Col.
< 04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.04.1943
North Africa 42-43
Militaire Willemsorde, 4th class (Netherlands) MWO
20.03.1947
Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree 31.07.1945
25.04.1936


commissioned, The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) - Territorial Army (4th Battalion)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
01.08.1942


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
1941
-
1942
3rd Parachute Battalion
(1942)
-
1943
Officer Commanding, B Company, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Tunisia; illness)



Second-in-Command, 12th Parachute Battalion (UK)
1944
-
09.1944
Commanding Officer, 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured, escaped])
?
-
13.03.1963
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Emigrated to East Africa, 1948. Mercedes Benz later Nissan dealer in Nairobi (Kenya) and Dar el Salaam (Tanzania) since 1949.
Dodd,
Roy George Wortley
"Bobby"
R.G.W. Dodd
Son of Robert and Louisa Wortley Dodd (née Fradd), of Flansham, Sussex.

(09?).1913
Hampstead district, Greater London
-
18.09.1944

(KIA) [age 30]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 25.A.15]
2nd Lt.
02.01.1941 [173559]
WS/Lt.
02.07.1942
02.01.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
01.01.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1943)


Platoon Commander, D Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Mortar Platoon (Support Company), 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Dodwell,
Christopher Bradford
"Chris"
C.B. Dodwell
Son of ... Dodwell, and ... Mason.
(09?).1919
Thame district, Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.01.1941 [166383]
WS/Lt.
11.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
1944?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
11.04.1946
Arnhem 09.44



Officer Producing Centre
11.01.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
19.08.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 12 Flight (E Squadron, No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
09.1944
-
04.1945
POW (No. 2124) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Doig,
Charles
C. Doig
C. Doig
Married; (one son?).
27.08.1914
Glasgow, Scotland
-
2007
Melbourne, Australia
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.03.1943 [268306]
WS/Lt.
27.03.1943
WS/Capt.
? (reld 27.08.1947)
Hon. Maj.
27.08.1947
27.03.1943


commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 7 Platoon (B Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 91004) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Donaldson,
Adrian
A. Donaldson (Photo courtsey of Mr Leslie Nicoll)

21.09.1922
-

08.2006 still alive
2nd Lt.
07.03.1942 [228471]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
16.01.1946, seniority 21.03.1945
A/Capt.
01.10.1944-31.12.1945
T/Capt.
01.01.1946-24.05.1947
WS/Capt.
25.05.1947
Capt.
21.09.1949
A/Maj.
06.02.1946-01.05.1946, 19.05.1947-24.05.1947
T/Maj.
25.05.1947-16.01.1948, 01.12.1950-30.03.1951
Maj.
21.09.1956
local Lt.Col.
10.05.1961-18.02.1964
T/Lt.Col.
29.02.1964-19.09.1964
Lt.Col.
20.09.1964 (Employed List 1)
Col.
31.12.1968, seniority 30.06.1968 (retd 21.09.1977)
local Brig.
31.10.1968-...
Hon. Brig.
21.09.1977
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
31.12.1977
New Year 78
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
14.04.1959
for services against the Eoka Terrorists in Cyprus
Distinguished Service Order DSO
09.11.1944
Arnhem 09.44
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
General Service Medal GenSM
-
with 2 bars (Palestine 1945-48 & Cyprus
Korea Medal Kor M
-
-
United Nations Korean Medal UN Kor M
-
-
Education: psc



served in the ranks for 173 days
07.03.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 15.01.1946]
(09.1944)


Gun Position Officer, C Troop, 2nd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [evacuated])
16.01.1946


permanent commission
Royal Army Reserve of Officers (RARO) after retirement.
Donaldson,
Thomas
T. Donaldson
?
-

Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.05.1941 [187038]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
17.05.1941


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 2 Platoon, Medium Machine Gun Group (Support Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2124) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Donaldson,
William Stewart
W.S. Donaldson
Son of William and Lilian Donaldson.
Husband of Geraldine (Jill) Donaldson, of Wimbledon, Surrey.

1919 ?
-
20.09.1944

(KIA) [age 25]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 21.B.10]
2nd Lt.
21.11.1943 [300870]
WS/Lt.
?
Served Metropolitan Police (London).
21.11.1943


commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps [emergency commission]
26.02.1944


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 11 Platoon (C Company), 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Dormer,
William Nicoll McNaughton
W.N.M. Dormer
W.N.M. Dormer
24.09.1921
-
04.1991
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
2nd Lt.
29.03.1941 [180226]
WS/Lt.
29.09.1942
Lt.
31.08.1946, seniority 24.03.1944
A/Capt.
18.02.1946-17.05.1946
T/Capt.
18.05.1946-23.09.1948
Capt.
24.09.1948
Maj.
24.09.1955
T/Lt.Col.
04.08.1966-30.12.1966
Lt.Col.
31.12.1966 (Special List 24.09.1971) (retd 24.09.1976)
Education: ptsc



served in the ranks for 264 days
29.03.1941


commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission to 30.08.1946]
27.11.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


officer, Support Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 1158) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
31.08.1946


transferred, Highland Light Infantry
[20.01.1959 reformed as: Royal Highland Fusiliers] [permanent commission]
01.03.1949
-
01.03.1950
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ Independent Parachute Brigade
06.01.1958
-
18.01.1960
TSO2, Proof and Experimental Establishment
15.02.1962
-
07.05.1964
TSO2, War Office
04.08.1966
-
(02.1967)
TSO1, Army Personnel Reserve Establishment
Dorrien-Smith,
Geoffrey Richard
G.R. Dorrien-Smith
Son of Maj. Edward Pendarves Dorrien-Smith (1879-1937), DSO, and Frances Amy Selonia Bowlby.

09.04.1916
Chelsea district, Greater London
-
21.09.1944

(KIA) [age 28]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 6.A.10]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.08.1936 [69101]
Lt.
27.08.1939
T/Capt.
21.05.1940-..., 10.08.1943-...
Capt.
27.08.1944
Education: King's Mead School, Seaford; Royal Military College
27.08.1936


commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, B Company, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Douglas,
Colin Martin
C.M. Douglas

Married Gina Cachia (1931-1989); five children.

28.07.1912
Newcastle
-
21.12.1991
Lambeth, London (heart failure)
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.10.1941 [210784]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
15.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross Hkn
19.03.1948
Norway 45
11.10.1941


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
1942
-
07.1943
Medium Machine Gun Platoon Commander, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment
07.1943
-
1945
Adjutant, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [evacuated])
Actor (played in Dr. Who & A family at war).
Douglas,
John Shewell
J.S. Douglas
Son of Charles Shewell Douglas and Dorothy Douglas (née Hogarth), of Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

(03?).1921
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
-
21.09.1944

(KIA) [age 23]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 2.B.1]
2nd Lt.
07.03.1942 [228396]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
1944?
Education: BA
07.03.1942


commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
26.05.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, B Company, 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Douglass,
Donald Marsh
D.M. Douglass D.M. Douglass
D.M. Douglass
Son of N.C. Douglass.
Brother of F/O Peter Norman Douglass, RAF.
Married Margaret Prescott; adopted two sons, two daughters.
Read his diary
07.05.1919
Sydney, NSW, Australia
-
10.06.2003
Australia
2nd Lt.
22.05.1943 [276864]
WS/Lt.
22.11.1943 (retd 30.07.1946)
Hon. Lt.
30.07.1946
Came to the UK aged 7 for his father's work.
 
c. 1940
-
c. 1943 
served in the ranks, 5th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (UK)
22.05.1943


commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(1943?)
 
 
"B" Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (North Africa & Italy))
(09.1944)
-
21.09.1944
Officer Commanding, Assault Platoon (Support Company), 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
21.09.1944
-
12.04.1945
POW (No. 615) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Returned to Australia after demobilization. Studied Medicine for a bit and then decided to become a Minister of Religion with the Church of England. He worked in various church roles, (was a Missionary in North West Australia, Rector of some various churches, and finished his working life as the Chaplain of a Psychiatric Hospital). Member of Bush Church Aid Society of Australia Field Staff.
Dover,
Victor
"Dicky"
V. Dover

Son of ... Dover, and ... Victor.
Married Joan Dover.

25.02.1919
Edmonton district
-
(12?).1982
Swale district
2nd Lt.
14.01.1940 [113514]
WS/Lt.
14.07.1941
A/Capt.
01.05.1943-31.07.1943
T/Capt.
01.08.1943-04.02.1944
WS/Capt.
05.02.1944
A/Maj.
05.11.1943-04.02.1944
T/Maj.
05.02.1944-24.06.1945 & 05.08.1945-13.11.1946
Lt.
08.06.1946, seniority 25.08.1941
Capt.
01.07.1946
T/Maj.
30.12.1946-22.06.1947 & 20.09.1951-04.04.1952 & 10.05.1952-17.07.1952 & 23.08.1952-24.02.1953
Maj.
25.02.1953 (retd 01.04.1959)
MC
23.12.1943
Sicily 07.43
Mention in Despatches MID
01.05.1953
Malaya 52



served in the ranks for 134 days
14.01.1940


commissioned, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment [emergency commission to 07.06.1946]
27.08.1942


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(07.1943)


A Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Sicily)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, C Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
21.09.1944
-
12.04.1945
POW (No. 521) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
08.06.1946


transferred to The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment [permanent commission]
Published: The silken canopy (memoirs; 1979); The sky generals (airborne generals; 1981)
Downing,
Maxwell William
M.W. Downing
Married ((06.).1937, Kensington district, London) Peggy (Margaret) "Peta" Roberts (22.03.1914 - 23.03.1983); two sons (who died shortly after birth).

(06?).1911
Willesden district, Middlesex
-
22.09.1944
(KIA) [age 33]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 27.B.4]
[commemorated at Thorpe Green War Memorial]
2nd Lt.
16.11.1940 [156901]
WS/Lt.
16.05.1942



probably served in the British Expeditionary Force
16.11.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
03.11.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, G Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Doyle,
James Thorburn
"Paddy" / "Jimmy"
J.T. Doyle (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Norman Doyle, ACA, LLB (1886-1953), and Mary Helen Laurie Thorburn (1888-1982), of Cheam, Surrey.

24.08.1920
Lambeth district, Greater London
-
21.09.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 23.A.12]
Lt. 22.05.1943 [270898]
WS/Capt. 22.05.1944
Education: Caterham School; Guy's Hospital (1937-1942); MB Lond 1943, BS; MRCS, LRCP 1942.
Appointed House Surgeon to Guy's (USA) Hospital at The Wildernesse, Seal, 1942-1943. Had served with the Auxiliary Fire Service at Purley, and later at the fire squad at Guy's Hospital.
22.05.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Section Officer (reserve), 181st Airlanding Field Ambulance (Arnhem [killed in action])
Drake,
John Ellis
J.E. Drake (Photo courtsey of Mr Bob Gerritsen)

From London.

?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.11.1942 [251802]
WS/Lt.
22.05.1943 (reld 28.10.1953)
Hon. Capt.
28.10.1953
MC
29.03.1945
Arnhem 09.44
22.11.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Signals [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Assistant Brigade Signals Officer, 1st Airlanding Brigade [L Section (No. 2 Company), 1st Airborne Divisional Signals] (Arnhem)
 
Drayson,
Gareth Fitzalan Howard
"Gremlin"
G.F.H. Drayson
Son of Rear-Admiral Edwin Howard Drayson, CBE (Rtd.) and Hilda Jeannie Harding, of Lustleigh, Devon.

(12?).1916
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
19.09.1944

(KIA)
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 15.B.20]
Lt.
07.03.1941 [181248]
WS/Capt.
07.03.1942
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: MB (Edinburgh)
07.03.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Regimental Medical Officer, 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy; Arnhem [killed in action])
Driver,
[Sir] Antony Victor
"Tony"
A.V. Driver (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Pariso)

Son of late Arthur William Driver and Violet Clementina Driver (née Browne).
Married (1948) Patricia (née Tinkler); three sons.
20.07.1920
Fulham district, Greater London
-
07.01.2002
[Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey ?]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.03.1943 [267815]
WS/Lt.
27.09.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
- Kt
1986
HM's birthday 86 (Chairman, South West Thames Regional Health Authority)
Education: King's College, University of London (BScEng Hons); Dip., Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie­Mellon University, Pittsburgh; CEng; FIMechE, FInstPet; FIMgt
27.03.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artilley [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Troop Leader, E Troop, 3rd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 537) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
In oil industry with Shell-Mex and BP Ltd, until 1975, and BP Oil Ltd, 1976-1980: seconded to British Petroleum Co., as Marketing Manager, N Europe, 1969-1971; General Manager, Sales, 1971-1978; Director, Personnel and Administration, 1979-1980. Non-executive Director: Candles Ltd, 1976-1980; Rockwool Ltd, 1978-1980; Baxter Fell & Co. Ltd, 1980-1985; Chairman, Hoogovens (UK) Ltd, 1985-1988. Director: Institute of Cancer Research, 1981-; Oil Industries Club Ltd, 1981-; Surrey Association of Youth Clubs and Surrey PHAB Ltd, 1991-. Chairman, South West Thames Regional Health Authority, 1982-1988. Liveryman, Tallow Chandlers' Co., 1977-; Freeman, City of London.
Dundas,
James Strathearn

J.S. Dundas
J.S. Dundas
J.S. Dundas  

Second son (with two brothers) of Mr William C. Dundas & Mrs Dundas, of Shawpark, Selkirk, Scotland.
Husband of Edith Isabel Walker, of Johnstone Manse, Lockerbie, Scotland.

1918
Selkirk, Scotland
-
25.09.1944
Oosterbeek
(KIA) [age 25/26?]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 2.C.3]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.10.1939 [100912]
WS/Lt.
01.04.1941
T/Capt.
1944?
Education: Edinburgh Academy'Edinburgh University (MA).
15.10.1939


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, B Company, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [killed in action])
Dupenois,
Georges
G. Dupenois
Son of ... Dupenois, and ... De Jardin.
(06?).1921
Coventry district, Warwickshire / West Midlands
-
2nd Lt.
07.01.1943 [258679]
WS/Lt.
22.12.1943 (reld 27.04.1948)
2nd Lt. TA
27.04.1948
Lt. TA
27.04.1948 (reld 22.12.1955)
A/Capt. TA
08.08.1949
Hon. Capt.
22.12.1955
07.01.1943


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 14 Platoon (B Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [POW])
27.04.1948
-
24.04.1953
Territorial Army - General List (Training Corps, Junior Training Corps, Emanuel School Contingent)
01.04.1950


[also?:] Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Border Regiment
24.04.1953
-
?
Territorial Army - General List (Combined Cadet Force, Whitgift Middle School Contingent)
?
-
22.12.1955
Territorial Army - General List (Combined Cadet Force, Trinity School Contingent)
Dyson,
Walter Gilbert
W.G. Dyson
Son of ... Dyson, and ... Wright.
23.06.1923
Bradford district, West Yorkshire
-
06.1996
Bradford district, West Yorkshire
2nd Lt.
23.01.1943 [259921]
WS/Lt.
23.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
23.01.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
22.06.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Intelligence Officer, A Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)

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