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Arnhem, September 1944
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M
MacDonald,
George Smith
"Pat"

G.S. MacDonald G.S. MacDonald
G.S. MacDonald G.S. MacDonald
Elder son of George Smith Macdonald, of Port Colborne.
Married (23.06.1945, Holy Trinity Church, Welland) Dora Cardwell, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Erwin Cardwell.
28.10.1918
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
-
23.08.2008
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
2nd Lt.
?
Lt.
?

-
22.10.1943
No. A-11 Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC
22.10.1943
-
06.03.1944
No. A-21 Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC
06.03.1944
-

No. A-34 Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC



Canloan scheme: CDN/177
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 3 Platoon (A Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [POW])
02.06.1945
-
21.07.1945
No. 2 District Depot
21.07.1945
-
?
No. A-22  Canadian Army Medical Corps Training Centre, as Army Counsellor
Published: The memoirs of Capt. G. Smith 'Pat' Macdonald (Ret.): (soldier, lawyer, politician) (by Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, 2006).
MacDonald,
John James
"Scotty"
J.J. MacDonald (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian MacDonald) J.J. MacDonald (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian MacDonald)
J.J. MacDonald J.J. MacDonald (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian MacDonald)
J.J. MacDonald (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian MacDonald) 
Married Theresa (predeceased him); four children.

memorial record
22.04.1919
Sydney, NS, Canada
-
10.03.2008
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Prov. 2nd Lt.
25.02.1944 [F.54912]
Lt.
?
A/Capt.
?
Capt.
01.10.1945
Military Medal MM
?
?
?
-
03.03.1944
Cadet, No. O-1 Officer Training Centre, Brockville Ont.
25.02.1944


commissioned into the Canadian Infantry Corps [emergency commission] 
03.03.1944
-

No. A-13 Training Centre (Prov. Reinforcements) CIC



Canloan scheme: CDN/637
(09.1944)


Supernumerary Officer, B Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
09.1944
-
04.04.1945
POW in German captivity (at Oflag IX A/H at Spangenberg)
(10.1945)


60 CI (B) Training Centre
MacDonnell,
Charles James

C.J. MacDonnell
15.03.1921
-
04.1990
Ynys Mon district, Gwynedd
Sgt.
? [5189367]
2nd Lt.
07.09.1943 [294983]
WS/Lt.
07.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)



served in the ranks, Reconnaissance Corps
07.09.1943


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


Officer Commanding, No. 1 Medium Machine Gun Platoon (Support Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
09.1944
-
(04?).1945
POW in German captivity (# 2173), Oflag IX-A/Z, Rothenburg an der Fulda, Hessen
Macduff-Duncan,
Colin Edmund
C.E. Macduff-Duncan
Married (28.06.1950, St George's Church, Nenyuki, Kenya) Mary Katherine Hickson (born 1928), daughter of Lt.Col. Lionel Henry Hickson, DSO, and Sibyl Hattie Hermione Graham; two sons.

25.01.1918
Corstorphine district, Edinburgh City, Scotland
-
09.2000
New Forest district, Hampshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.01.1939 [85601]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 10.09.1941-09.12.1941
T/Capt. 10.12.1941-27.10.1942, 04.01.1943-03.12.1943,
17.09.1944-...
WS/Capt. 01.12.1945
Capt. 01.07.1946
T/Maj. 01.12.1945
Maj. 26.01.1952 (retd 09.05.1954)
MC 09.11.1944 Arnhem 09.44 [citation available upon request]
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
26.01.1939     commissioned, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
1944?     7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
(09.1944)     Junior Liaison Officer 1st Airlanding Brigade, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [evacuated])
(1950)     attached, 3rd Battalion The King's African Rifles (Nanyuki, Kenya)
09.05.1954 - 25.01.1968 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
MacFadden,
John Terence Moore
J.T.M. MacFadden
Son (with two sisters and three brothers) of Dr. Arthur William James MacFadden, C.B., M.B. (1869-1933), and Alice Bristow Spence (1882-1944)..

26.01.1916
Hampstead district, London
-
04.10.1944
(as a POW) [age 28]
[Hanover War Cemetery, 15.F.6]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.11.1939 [105619]
WS/Lt.
19.05.1941
19.11.1939


commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
24.09.1943


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 9 Platoon (T Company), 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [POW, died])
Macfarlane,
Philip
P. Macfarlane P. Macfarlane (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 20.06.1942 [235819]
WS/Lt. 20.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
20.06.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, B Troop, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA [attached 2nd Parachute Battalion] (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944 - 04?.1945 POW (No. 575) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
MacInnes,
William
W. MacInnes
?
-
BSM
? [780157]
2nd Lt.
16.09.1943 [301766]
WS/Lt.
16.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Hon. Capt.
?
2nd Clasp to the Efficiency Medal (Territorial), 12.08.1949.



served in the ranks
16.09.1943


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [immediate emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Liaison Officer, 2nd Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery RA (Arnhem [POW])
Mackay,
Eric MacLachlan

E.M. Mackay E.M. Mackay
E.M. Mackay
E.M. Mackay
Son of Ian MacLachlan Mackay and Violet Aimée Scott­Smith. Married 1st (1954) Ruth Thérèse Roth (died 1985); one son. Married 2nd (1994) Margaret Hadcock (née Shepherd).
26.12.1921
India
-
16.11.1995
Yeovil, Somerset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.10.1941 [210907]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
19.01.1946, seniority 26.06.1944
A/Capt.
20.05.1943-19.08.1943
T/Capt.
20.08.1943-06.04.1946
WS/Capt.
07.04.1946
Capt.
26.12.1948
A/Maj.
20.09.1944-22.11.1944, 11.03.1946-06.04.1946
T/Maj.
07.04.1946-25.12.1955
Maj.
26.12.1955
T/Lt.Col.
18.02.1963-05.11.1963
Lt.Col.
06.11.1963 [supernumerary 06.11.1966]
Col.
30.06.1968
Brig.
31.12.1969, seniority 30.06.1969
A/Maj.Gen.
08.09.1973
Maj.Gen.
02.11.1973, seniority 02.05.1973 (retd 29.01.1977)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1972
New Year 72
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
DSC(US)
14.11.1947
Arnhem 09.44
  PPM
1965
= Pingat Peringatan Malaysia
CEng 1976; MICE 1976
Education: Fettes College, Edinburgh; Staff College (1951); jssc (1960)
1940


served in the ranks of The Royal Scots Fusiliers for 270 days
12.10.1941


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 18.01.1946]
1941
-
1945
1st Parachute Squadron RE (North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Arnhem, Norway):
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, A Troop, 1st Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem [POW, escaped])
1945
-
1946
Officer Commanding, Field Company, 20th Indian Division (French Indo-China)
1946


Second-in-Command, 23rd Indian Divisional Engineerrs (Java)
1947


Officer Commanding, 35th Indian Field Company (Malaya)
1948


Supplementary Engineering Course, SME
01.09.1949
-
12.05.1950
Staff Officer RE 2nd grade (Intelligence), Army Incr., Joint Intelligence Bureau
11.01.1952
-
17.01.1954
GSO 2 (Organization and Equipment), HQ, Allied Land Forces Central Europe
05.05.1954
-
05.03.1956
Senior Instructor (GSO2 Tactics), SME
1956
-
1958
Officer Commanding, 33rd Field Squadron RE (Cyprus, Suez)
03.03.1958
-
04.06.1960
GSO 2 (Weapons), War Office
1961
-
1962
Second-in-Command, 2nd Divisional Engineers
18.02.1963
-
15.09.1963
specially employed, Federation of Malaya
04.04.1963
-
10.08.1965
Chief Engineer, Malaysian Army (Borneo/Malaya)
1966
-
1967
GSO 1 (Co­ordination), Master-General of
the Ordnance
1968
-
1969
Colonel General Staff, RSME
1970
-
1971
Chief Engineer (Brig.), Army Strategic Command
1972


Chief Engineer (Brig.), UK Land Forces
08.09.1973
-
01.11.1976
Chief Engineer, British Army of the Rhine
Managing Director: Cementation Sico Oman Ltd, 1977; Galadari Cementation Pte Ltd, Dubai, 1978-83; Forum Develt Pte Ltd, Singapore, 1983-85; Regional Director Iraq, Engineering Services International, 1981-82; Chairman, Amorshield Security Products, 1986-90.
MacKenzie,
Alexander
"Sandy"

A. MacKenzie A. MacKenzie
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.09.1943 [292965]
WS/Lt.
11.03.1944 (reld 11.01.1950)
Hon. Lt.
11.01.1950
11.09.1943


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


Intelligence Officer, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
Mackenzie,
Charles Baillie
C.B. Mackenzie C.B. Mackenzie
C.B. Mackenzie
Son of Theodore Charles Mackenzie, and M. Wilson.
Married Nancy Veronica Dalziel (12.02.1917 - 09.1962); two daughters, one son.
29.12.1909
Scotland
-
06.1991
Inverness, Scotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.01.1930 [44938]
Lt. 30.01.1933
Capt. 01.08.1938
A/Maj. 20.09.1940-19.12.1940
T/Maj. 20.12.1940-05.11.1942
WS/Maj. 06.11.1942
Maj. 01.07.1946
Lt.Col. (Brev.) 01.07.1951
A/Lt.Col. 06.08.1942-05.11.1942
T/Lt.Col. 06.11.1942-09.08.1952
Lt.Col. 10.08.1952
Emp. List 1 01.10.1953
T/Col. 02.10.1952-01.06.1954
Col. 02.06.1954
T/Brig. 03.09.1954
Brig. 02.06.1958 (retd 31.05.1959)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 09.11.1944 Arnhem 09.44 [citation available upon request]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 02.01.1950 New Year 50
Palestine 1936-1939 Medal & Clasp
Education: Royal Military College; Joint Services Staff College.
30.01.1930     commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
05.05.1933 - 01.04.1935 employed with King's African Rifles
01.06.1940 - 07.06.1940 General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3), 1st Army
08.06.1940 - 14.09.1940 General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3), ... Corps HQ
20.09.1940 - 13.10.1941 Brigade Major, ...
15.10.1941 - 18.07.1942 General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), GHQ HF
1942 - 1943 Commanding Officer, 5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion (7th Camerons)
10.12.1943 - 19.08.1944 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), 21st Army Group
20.08.1944 - 10.10.1945 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1) (Operations), 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [evacuated]; Norway)
18.10.1945 - 24.08.1947 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
11.04.1948 - 31.03.1950 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), BMM Greece
01.04.1950 - 13.10.1950 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1) (Training)
02.10.1952 - 21.07.1954 Assistant Adjutant General (Col.), War Office
03.09.1954 - (02.1957) Commander, 154th (Highland) Infantry Brigade, Scottish Command
Secretary, Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Association, Glasgow, Scotland
Published
: It was like this! (1954).
Mackenzie,
P
P. Mackenzie
?
-
2004/05
2nd Lt.
?
WS/Lt.
?
Initials unclear.
?


commissioned into ? [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 7 Platoon (B Company), 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Mackey,
Patrick Wallace Alexander
"Pat"
P.W.A. Mackey
Son of Frank Alexander Mackey and Ethel Finlay Wallace, of Farnham, Surrey.

1920 ?
-
18.09.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Ede General Cemetery H.21]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.04.1940 [129461]
WS/Lt.
20.10.1941
20.04.1940


commissioned into The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) [emergency commission]
06.08.1942


transferred to the Highland Light Infantry
01.02.1943


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1943)
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, 4 Platoon (A Company), 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy; Arnhem [killed in action])
MacLaine [25th of Lochbuie],
Gillean Robert
G.R. MacLaine (of Lochbuie)
Son of Maj. Kenneth Douglas Lorne MacLaine, 24th of Lochbuie, MC and two bars (1880-1935), and Olive Marguerite Stewart- Richardson (?-1959).
Married (22.04.1943, Surbiton, Surrey) Noreen Olive Beadon, daughter of Col. Vernon Beadon, MC, 9th Gurkhas; one son.

03.01.1921
-
05.05.1970
Durban, South Africa
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 01.08.1942 [240684]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1943 (reld 25.11.1953)
T/Capt. 01.08.1945-(10.1945)
A/Lt.Col. ? 1945 ?
Hon. Capt. 25.11.1953
Education: Clayesmore; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
1940 - 1942 Fleet Air Arm
01.08.1942     commissioned, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) [emergency commission]
01.08.1942     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
      attached to Popski's Private Army for glider training (North Africa)
07.1943     Sicily landings
06.1944     Normandy landings
(09.1944)     Section Commander, F Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
01.1946     transferred, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Member, Blairgowrie Town Council, 1947-1950. Emigrated to South Africa, 1950. Sales manager, Seagrams Whisky (Overseas Sales) Ltd., South Africa & Managing director, Highland Bonding Property Company Ltd., Durban, 1964-1969. Officer, South African Defence Foce, 1964. Export sales manager, Scottish and Newcastle Breweries Ltd., 1969-1970. Director, Scotia Investments (SA) Ltd., 1969-1970. Fellow, Institute of Directors, 1958. Member, Institute of Export, 1966.
Macleod,
Norman
N. Macleod
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.09.1940 [148308]
WS/Lt.
07.03.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
10.07.1943
24.04.1943


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


Battery Captain "G", 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
Madden,
David John
"Tiny"
D.J. Madden (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) D.J. Madden

Eldest son (with two brothers) of Maj. John Grevile Madden (1889-1950), DSO, research scientist, Woolwich Arsenal, and of Airlie Hynes (1892-1982), of Alverstoke, Hampshire. His brother, Lt. Keith Mansfield Madden, MC, also died on service (03.03.1943).

01.10.1919
-
21.09.1944
Arnhem
(KIA) [age 25]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 2.B.14]
2nd Lt. 01.07.1939 [94285]
Lt. 01.01.1941
WS/Capt. 13.05.1943
T/Maj. 13.05.1943-21.09.1944
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (The Benson Memorial Prize, 1939).
01.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(09.1944) - 21.09.1944 General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2) (Air), 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [killed in action])
Maguire,
Hugh Pownall
H.P. Maguire H.P. Maguire
H.P. Maguire (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
Only son (with one sister) of William Robert Maguire (1875-1949), and Kate Rhodes Pownall (1882-1956), of Chepstow Mansions, London W2.
Married 1st (16.12.1936, St Mark's, North Audley Street, Westminster district, London) Elizabeth Marion Robertson, only daughter of Mr & Mrs David Robertson, of Chew Magna, Somerset.
Married 2nd ((03?).1948, St Marylebone district, London) Marjorie Anne Lees (Mrs Kenneth Harwood-Smith) (24.06.1916 - 06.2005); two sons.
29.11.1911
Crosserlough, Ormskirk district, Lancashire
-
02.03.1961
The Royal Masonic Hospital, Hammersmith, London W6 (formerly of Rottingdean, Sussex)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.05.1940 [130962]
WS/Capt. 12.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 12.06.1943
Hon. Maj. < 04.1946
Lt. 07.02.1952
Capt. 23.05.1952 (reld 07.02.1960)
Education: Clifton College (1923.1-1929.3; Hartnell's House & Watson's House; forms I-VI; XV (rugby football), boxing representative).
25.05.1940     commissioned, The Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2) (Intelligence), 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [wounded & captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 642) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
      served Intelligence Corps - Territorial Army
07.02.1952 - 07.02.1957 served Royal Ulster Rifles - Regular Army [short service commision]
07.02.1957 - 07.02.1960 served Royal Ulster Rifles - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Stock exchange.
Maker,
A B
A.B. Maker
?
-
Lt. QM
03.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
?


commissioned into the ? [emergency commission]
?


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Quartermaster, No. 2 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Mallett,
William John
W.J. Mallett
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
24.10.1942 [249340]
WS/Lt.
22.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
1944?
24.10.1942


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


No. 1 Forward Observation Unit RA [attached 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron] (Arnhem [POW])
Maltby,
Ralph Alexander
R.A. Maltby
Son of Francis Brough Maltby and Enid Rosamond Maltby; husband of Jean Felicity Maltby (nee Beath), of Oxford.

03.10.1917
-
17.09.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 3.C.18]
2nd Lt.
26.08.1937 [73034]
WS/Lt.
26.08.1940
T/Capt.
16.12.1941
Mention in Despatches MID
09.07.1942
air operations RAF
Order of the Patriotic War (USSR), 11.04.1944
26.08.1937


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
(01.1939)


2nd Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Lichfield)
(09.1944)


Intelligence Officer, No. 2 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Manley,
Bernard Vincent
B.V. Manley B.V. Manley
From Bexleyheath, Kent.
26.09.1910
Plumstead, London
-
04.08.2005
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.12.1942 [256220]
WS/Lt.
19.06.1943
Lt.
24.05.1947, seniority 26.09.1935
A/Capt.
02.05.1944-01.08.1944
T/Capt.
02.08.1944-09.10.1945
WS/Capt.
?
Capt.
24.05.1947, seniority 26.09.1941
A/Maj.
10.07.1945-09.10.1945
T/Maj.
10.10.1945-25.09.1948.
Maj.
26.09.1948 (retd 17.05.1965)



served in the ranks for 2 years 169 days
19.12.1942


commissioned into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Administrative Branch [emergency commission to 23.05.1947]
(09.1944)
-
20.09.1944
Second-in-Command, Divisional Ordnance Field Park Compmany, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [POW])
24.05.1947


permanent commission
17.05.1965
-
05.07.1966
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Manning,
Geoffrey
"Geoff"
G. Manning
From Leicester.
?
-
2nd Lt.
20.04.1943 [270542]
WS/Lt.
20.10.1943  (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
26.05.1945
20.04.1943


commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Wireless Communication Section, 1st Airborne Divisional Workshops REME (Arnhem)
Mansfield,
Peter Geoffrey Alan
P.G.A. Mansfield
16.03.1919
-
03.1990
Bournemouth, Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.06.1940 [134320]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
01.04.1941 & 18.07.1945
22.06.1940


commissioned into The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) [emergency commission]
07.11.1942


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, R Company, 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Markwick,
Eric John
E.J. Markwick
Son of James Markwick, and May Catherine Liversage, of Wallasey, Cheshire.
Husband of Dorothy Markwick, of Wallasey.

(03?).1918
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
22.09.1944

(KIA) [age 26]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 3.C.4]
Cadet
? [2929995]
2nd Lt.
25.09.1943 [293609]
WS/Lt.
1944?
25.09.1943


commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
22.10.1943


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


Section Commander, A Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Marquand,
Wilfred James
"Bill"
W.J. Marquand
Son of H.E. Marquand.
1917
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.03.1941 [177205]
WS/Lt.
15.09.1942 (retd 26.10.1946; disability)
T/Capt.
25.11.1943
Hon. Capt.
26.10.1946
19.12.1942


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


Signals Officer, 1st Parachute Brigade [J Section (No. 2 Company), 1st Airborne Divisional Signals] (Arnhem)
Served as District Officer, British Solomon Islands Protectorate from 1946 and High Commissioner, Fiji, 1950-1953. He held the post of Assistant Secretary, Uganda from 1953 and was appointed Senior Assistant Secretary in 1961.
Marrable,
Arthur Trevor
A.T. Marrable
Son of Harold Trevor Marrable (1881-1965), and Constance Edith Clarke (1881-).
Married ((12?).1945, Croydon district, London) Ragna Wilhelmina Bulic-Medin (20.02.1910 - 29.11.2000).
12.10.1909
Yezd, Persia
-
22.02.1954
Aldershot, Hants.
[Sandhurst Royal Military Academy Cemetery]
T/Lt. 02.02.1936 [67301]
Lt 23.04.1936, seniority 27.10.193
Capt. 23.04.1937, seniority 27.10.1936
[short service commission]
Capt. 23.04.1941, seniority 27.10.1936
[permanent commission]
A/Maj. 07.07..1943-06.10.1943
T/Maj. 07.10.1943-21.08.1944
WS/Maj. 22.08.1944
Maj. 27.10.1945
A/Lt.Col. 22.05.1944-21.08.1944
T/Lt.Col. 22.08.1944-14.06.1945, 20.06.1945-15.02.1950
Lt.Col. 16.02.1950
A/Col. 30.07.1947
T/Col. 01.11.1947-04.11.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.09.1945 Arnhem 09.44 [citation available upon request]
NW Frontier of India 1937-39 Medal & Clasp; Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp; Palestine 1947-48 Clasp; 1939-1945 Star; France & Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953
Education: MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond (1935).
02.02.1936 - 22.04.1936 commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [temporary commission]
23.04.1936     commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [short service commission]
1936 - 1940 served Egypt & Palestine (1936), India (1937-1940)
23.04.1941     commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [permanent commission]
      served North Africa (1943)
(04.1944)     RAMC Training Establishment
1944 - (09.1944) Commanding Officer, 181st Airlanding Field Ambulance (Arnhem [POW])
1945     Commanding Officer, 181st Airlanding Field Ambulance (Norway)
1945 - 1946 Chief Instructor, Depot & Training Establishment RAMC
1947     Commanding Officer, 224th Parachute Field Ambulance (Middle East Land Forces [MELF])
1947     Assistant Director of Medical Services, GHQ Middle East Land Forces
1947 - 1948 Commanding Officer, 16th Parachute Field Ambulance (MELF)
1948 - 1949 Commanding Officer, 23rd Parachute Field Ambulance (British Army of the Rhine)
1950     Commanding Officer, 35th Field Ambulance (MELF)
1950 - 1951 Commanding Officer, British Military Hospital Tripoli (MELF)
1951 - 1953 ADMS HQ Cyprus District (MELF) [& CO BMH Cyprus, 1952-1953]
1953 - 1954 Senior Medical Officer, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Hospital
Marshall,
George Christopher
G.C. Marshall
?
-
Cadet
? [854746]
2nd Lt.
05.04.1944 [314634]
WS/Lt.
05.10.1944
05.04.1944


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


Signals Officer, HQ RA, 1st Airborne Division [F Section (No. 2 Company), 1st Airborne Divisional Signals] (Arnhem [evacuated])
Marshall,
John Wilson
J.W. Marshall J.W. Marshall
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.09.1942 [245234]
WS/Lt.
19.03.1943 (retd 12.03.1946; disability)
Hon. Lt.
12.03.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
24.08.1944
Italy 09-11.43
19.09.1942


commissioned into the Reconnaissance Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 10 Section (D Troop), 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem)
Martin,
Victor David Randall
"Morph"
V.D.R. Martin
19.03.1919
-
10.2001
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Lt.
27.02.1943 [260584]
WS/Capt.
27.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: MB
27.02.1943


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


Regimental Medical Officer, 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA (Arnhem [POW])
Mason,
Peter Brown
P.B. Mason P.B. Mason
05.05.1921
Belgian Congo
-
Prov. 2nd Lt.
11.12.1943 [B.150251]
Lt.
22.01.1944
Education: elementary education in New Jersey & Toronto; Toronto Oakwood Collegiate Institute; University of Toronto (BASc, chemical engineering).
1943


joined Canadian Army

-
11.12.1943
cadet, No. O1 Officer Training Centre (CIC)
11.12.1943


commissioned into the Canadian Infantry Corps [emergency commission] (Officer Training Centre, Brockville, Ont.)
17.12.1943
-
07.03.1944
No. A-10 Canadian Infantry Training Centre, Camp Borden, Ont.
07.03.1944
-

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Canloan scheme: CDN/176
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 16 Platoon (D Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
17.07.1945
-
07.09.1945
No. 2 District Depot (from Canadian Army Overseas) (struck off strength)
Joined B.F. Goodrich Canada Ltd. in 1947, and climbed up from compounder to President and Chief Executive Officer, since 01.09.1969.
Matthews,
Harold Theodore Bernhardt
H.T.B. Matthews
08.10.1918
[South Africa?]
-
Sgt.
?
2nd Lt.
01.02.1941 [270443]
WS/Lt.
? (reld 26.08.1945)
Hon. Lt.
26.08.1945
01.02.1941


commissioned, General List, Infantry, African Colonial Forces Section
10.04.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment, African Colonial Forces Section
(09.1944)


Liaison Officer 156th Parachute Battalion with 4th Parachute Brigade (Arnhem [POW in German captivity # 91220, Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Untersachsen)
Mawson,
Stuart Radcliffe
S.R. Mawson S.R. Mawson
S.R. Mawson  
Son of late Alec Robert Mawson, Chief Officer, Parks Dept, LCC, and Ena (née Grossmith), daughter
of George Grossmith Jr, Actor Manager. Married (1948) June Irene, daughter of George Percival; two sons, two daughters.

04.03.1918
London
-
20.02.2008
Lt.
14.08.1943 [291107]
WS/Capt.
14.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

MRCS, LRCP 1943; MB, BChir Cantab 1946; FRCS 1947; DLO 1948

Education: Canford School; Trinity College, Cambridge; St Thomas's Hospital, London. BA Cantab 1940, MA 1976.
House Surgeon, St. Thomas's Hospital, 1943.
14.08.1943


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
1943
-
09.1944
Regimental Medical Officer, 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [POW in German captivity # 1676, Stalag IV-G, Oschatz, Sachsen])
Chief Assistant, ENT Department, St Thomas's Hospital, 1950; Consultant ENT Surgeon: King's College Hospital, 1951; Belgrave Hospital for Children, 1951; Consultant Surgeon, Ear Nose and Throat Department, King's College Hospital, London, 1951-1979, Head of Department, 1973-1979, Hon. Consultant, 1979. Recognized Teacher of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, University of London, 1958. Chm., KCH Med. Cttee and Dist Management Team, 1977-1979. FRSocMed (Pres. Section of Otology, 1974-1975); Liveryman, Apothecaries' Soc.; former Mem. Council, Brit. Assoc. of Otolaryngologists.
Published: Diseases of the Ear (1963, 5th edn 1988); (jtly) Essentials of Otolaryngology (1967); (contrib.) Scott­Brown's Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat (4th edn 1979); (contrib.) Modern Trends in Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat (1972); Arnhem Doctor, 1981; numerous papers in scientific journals
McCardie,
William Derek Hessing

W.D.H. McCardie W.D.H. McCardie
W.D.H. McCardie W.D.H. McCardie
Son of ... McCardie, and ... Collins.
15.08.1912
King's Norton district, Staffordshire / Warwickshire / Worcestershire
-
03.04.1977
Cheltenham district
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.01.1934 [62214]
Lt.
27.01.1937
T/Capt.
10.04.1940
T/Maj.
1942?
WS/Maj.
06.07.1943
T/Lt.Col.
06.07.1943
Lt.Col.
01.05.1947 (removed 06.06.1957; on conviction by the Civil Power)
A/Col.
12.06.1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
???
???
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
10.10.1947
?



late Cadet Corporal, Repton School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
27.01.1934


commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army
27.01.1934
-
28.02.1939
48th (South Midland) Divisional RASC
28.02.1939


transfrerred to The South Staffordshire Regiment - Territorial Army (6th Battalion TA)
24.08.1939


mobilized
(08.1942)
-
08.04.1943
Officer Commanding, D Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment
08.04.1943
-
(09.1944)
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Sicly; Arnhem [wounded, POW])
01.05.1947
-
late 1949
Commanding Officer, 5th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment
01.05.1950
-
06.06.1957
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Company director, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Also served with 17 Para.
McCartney,
John Stewart Granville
J.S.G. McCartney J.S.G. McCartney
17.06.1919
-
01.1995
Southampton, Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.08.1940 [143723]
WS/Lt.
15.02.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
26.12.1944
17.08.1940


commissioned into The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(07.1943)


Officer Commanding 13 Platoon (B Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Sicily)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 2 Medium Machine Gun Platoon (Support Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [evacuated])
McCombe,
David W
D.W. McCombe D.W. McCombe (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
N. Coxon
Married (01.1943?) Doris Roberts.

article "Paratrooping pioneer"
1906 ?
County of Dumbarton

-
1972
2nd Lt.
07.1940
T/Lt.
01.1941
A/Capt.
05.1941
T/Capt.
10.1941 (reld 03.05.1946)
local A/Maj.
08.1943-08.1943 (for one week)
Accountant. Came to South Africa for the Empire Exhibition (1936), and remained there. Working for the Board of Executors Trust, he became an estate agent.
1939


joined the Union Defence Force (in a civilian capacity)
10.06.1940


joined the South African Air Force (Johannesburg)
07.1940
-
02.1941

commissioned, Radio Signals Company (Pretoria)
02.1941
-
(03/04?).1941
SAAF Signal Training School (Tempe, Bloemfontein)
(03/04?).1941
-
?
Air Force Station, Kimberley
26.07.1942
-
26.01.1943
detached for Special Duties to the United Kingdom Forces
[to investigate the viability of establishing an airborne force in South Africa, resulting in his 'Report on British Airborne Troops with Special Reference to Training and Equipment of Parachute Troops and Air Landing Troops', dated 15.12.1942; he had embarked on the SS Stratheard 26.07.1942; in the meantime qualified as a parachutist at the RAF Central Landing Establishment in Ringway, Manchester & received glider training]
02.1943
- 04.1944
staff duties (explored the possibility to train South African paratroopers in the Middle East 08.1943; emplaned to Cairo 04.04.1944)
14.04.1944


transferred to the General Service Corps (Volunteer), and at the same time seconded to the British Army for duty with Headquarters, Airborne Forces
22.06.1944
-
26.09.1944
General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3) (Air), 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [wounded & evacuated])
30.09.1944
-
18.11.1944
hospitalized
20.12.1944


posted back to the MAF Depot in Voortrekkerhoogte (arrived back in Pretoria 03.01.1945 and spent the rest of his time until demobilisation in 1946 in and out of hospitals)
Returned to the Board of Executors (for the last period of his life in Rhodesia).
McCooke,
John Brewster

J.B. McCooke
25.05.1915
-
01.1992
Stourbridge, West Midlands
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.08.1940 [140490]
WS/Lt.
03.02.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
18.12.1942
03.08.1940


commissioned into The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, A Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [POW])
McCourt,
James Frederick
"Freddie"
J.F. McCourt
Married Carolyn Pickel; two daughters, one son.
?
-
18.11.2004
Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital, Montreal, Que.
2nd Lt.
?
Capt.
?

-
01.03.1944
RRC
01.03.1944
-

No. A-34 Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC



Canloan scheme: CDN/465
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, A Company, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [POW])

-
05.09.1945
No. 4 District Depot (struck off strength and placed on Reserve Active Officers, General List)
McDermont,
Andrew Johnston
"Jack"
A.J. McDermont A.J. McDermont

?
-
22.09.1944
(KIA)
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 6.D.7]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.03.1943 [268968]
WS/Lt.
27.09.1943
30.03.1943


commissioned into The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders [emergency commission]
02.04.1943


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 3 Platoon (A Company), 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
McGowan,
the Reverend Daniel
"Dan"
D. McGowan D. McGowan
D. McGowan
D. McGowan
D. McGowan

From Friern Barnet.
12.02.1913
-
08.07.1981
Claro district, North Yorkshire
Capt. 17.08.1943 [287572] = Chaplain to the Forces 4th cl. 
MC 20.09.1945 Arnhem 09.44 [citation available upon request]
17.08.1943     commissioned into the Royal Army Chaplains' Department [emergency commission] - Roman Catholic
(09.1944)     Chaplain, 16th Parachute Field Ambulance (Arnhem [POW till 04.1945])
Parish of Brighouse. Left the clergy, 10.1945. Married and became a parole officer. Struck by polio & rheumatism.
McKenna,
James Lloyd
"Jim"
J.L. McKenna
Son of Cornelius and Elizabeth McKenna, of Grand Pabos, Gaspe County, Province of Quebec, Canada.

1918 ?
-
22.09.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 6.A.9]
2nd Lt.
?
WS/Lt.
?



Canloan CDN/639
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, Mortar Platoon (Support Company), 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
McLaren,
Robert Leonard
R.L. McLaren
Son of Pte. Peter Melvin McLaren, The Bedfordshire Regt. (died of wounds in Belgium, 24th October, 1917), and of Jessie Margaret McLaren; husband of Violet McLaren, of Eastwood, Essex.

1914 ?
-
18.09.1944
(KIA) [age 30]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 1]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.12.1941 [220547]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942



formerly of the Royal Army Medical Corps
20.12.1941


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


Officer Commanding, F Troop, 2nd Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery RA (Arnhem [killed in action]) [glider did not arrive]
McLean,
Donald
D. McLean D. McLean
11.01.1925 ??
-
09.01.2001
[12.2000 ??]
Cadet
?
Lt.
01.03.1941 [176446]
WS/Capt.
03.10.1943
T/Maj.
03.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
01.03.1941


commissioned into The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders [emergency commission]
01.08.1942


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
1943
-
1945
served 2nd Parachute Battalion
(09.1944)


Adjutant, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
McMillen,
Christopher John Salter
C.J.S. McMillen (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive) C.J.S. McMillen (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive)
Son of William John McMillen, and Lettice Sall.
Married ((12?).1940, Crosby district, Lancashire) Margaret Clark; ... children (one son?).

24.06.1916
Namirembe Kampala, Uganda Protectorates
-
22.05.1989
Norton, Bury St Edmunds district, Suffolk
[St Andrew Churchyard
Norton, Suffolk]
2nd Lt. TA 24.08.1935 [65826]
2nd Lt. 29.01.1938
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 08.01.1941-07.04.1941
T/Capt. 04.10.1940-28.01.1946
Capt. 29.01.1946
A/Maj. 01.03.1946-31.05.1946
T/Maj. 01.06.1946-14.05.1948, 04.06.1949-28.01.1951
Maj. 29.01.1951 (retd 28.04.1960)
A/Lt.Col. 26.04.1947-14.07.1947
Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (Netherlands) BK 20.03.1947 Arnhem 09.44 * [recommendation available upon request]
* date of Dutch Royal Decree 31.07.1945
24.08.1935     commissioned, 6th Battalion The Essex Regiment - Territorial Army (West Ham)
29.01.1938     commissioned, The Essex Regiment - Regular Army
(09.1944)     No. 1 Forward Observation Unit RA (Airborne) [attached 1st Airlanding Brigade HQ] (Arnhem [evacuated])
28.04.1960 - 24.06.1966 Regular Army Reserve of Officer [attained age limit]
McNabb *,
Trevor Victor Patrick
T.V.P. McNabb
Son (with one brother and three sisters) of Lt.Cdr. Thomas Benbow McNabb, DSC, RNVR (1881-1955), and Gladys Mary Edwards (1884-1972), of Kensington, London.
* Army List has (erroneously): McNab

28.03.1922
Wimbledon, Kingston district, Surrey
-
27.09.1944
Enschede (DOW sustained while being a POW) [age 22]
[Enschede Eastern General Cemetery, 195]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.09.1942 [245232]
WS/Lt. 19.03.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 Italy 09-11.43

 

19.09.1942     commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Intelligence Officer, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem [died as POW])
McNaught,
Eustace Arthur
E.A. McNaught
18.02.1922
-
10.1992
Yeovil, Somerset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.01.1943 [259961]
WS/Lt.
30.07.1943 (reld 15.02.1948)
Hon. Capt.
15.02.1948
Lt. (Hon. Capt.) RARO
01.01.1949
30.01.1943


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


Assistant Command Post Officer, 2nd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem)
[glider did not arrive]
30.11.1944


transferred to the Special Air Service Regiment
?


transferred to Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.01.1949
-
?
Intelligence Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Meakin,
Reginald
R. Meakin
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.04.1944 [314146]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1944
Capt.
03.10.1950 (reld 19.10.1964)
Hon. Capt.
19.10.1964
Efficiency Medal (Territorial), 13.12.1949.
01.04.1944


commissioned into the Glider Pilot Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Section Commander, B Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)



transferred to The King's Regiment [short service commission]
15.05.1954
-
05.10.1964
transferred to the Corps of Royal Military Police
Meikle,
Ian Ormiston
I.O. Meikle
Son of Ormiston and Phyllis Alma Meikle (née Adams), of Hornchurch, Essex.

(09?).1920
Upminster, Romford district, Essex
-
21.09.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 2.B.11]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.06.1941 [193470]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Education: Wycliffe College (School House, 1933-1938); Open English Scholarship, St John's College, Cambridge (BA).
21.06.1941     commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa & Italy
(09.1944)     Gun Position Officer, B Troop, 1st Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [killed in action])
Menzies,
the Reverend Alastair Charles Vass
A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Mr James Menzies) A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Mr H.J. Broer)
A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger) A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger)
A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger) A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger)
A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger) A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger)
A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger) A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger)
A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger) A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger)
A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger) A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger)
A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger) A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger)
A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger) A.C.V. Menzies (Photo courtesy of Christine Kreeger)
Son (with two sisters) of Charles William Rowe Menzies (1885-1968), local government official, and Edith Evershed Vass (1885-1976).
Married (03.04.1948, St Mark's Church, Reigate, Surrey South Eastern district, Surrey) Jean Mary Liell (29.12.1926 - 09.03.2006), daughter (with one brother and one sister) of Kingsley Liell (195-1980), chartered surveyor, and Iris Mary Gray (1901-1972); one daughter, three sons.

20.09.1916
South East Ham, West Ham district, London
-
17.03.2005
Clare Cottage, Neacroft, Christchurch, Dorset
Capt. = Chaplain to the Forces 4th Cl. 30.10.1941 [205975] (retd 03.01.1946)
Maj. TA = Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Cl. ?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 15.03.1966 -
Education: Woolmore St. School; Coopers Foundation School; Associate of King's College, London (AKC), 1938; Lichfield Theological College 10.1938-06.1939; University of London (BA, 2nd cl. History 1952).
Deacon 24.09.1939. Priest 29.09.1940 Lichfield. Curate of Christ Church, Stafford and Assistant Chaplain to HM Prisons, 24.09.1939-1941.
30.10.1941     commissioned into the Royal Army Chaplains' Department [emergency commission] - Church of England
1941 - 1942 Chaplain, 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion The Royal West Kent Regiment & 265th Field Park Company, RE (UK)
1942 - 1943 Chaplain, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Tunisia)
(09.)1943 - 20.09.1944 Chaplain, 156th Parachute Battalion (Italy, UK, Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig)
(1945)     Chaplain, Grenadier Guards
? - 12.11.1953 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
12.11.1953 - 01.04.1967 served in the Territorial Army (The Royal Fusiliers 1953, The Green Jackets till 1956, 44th Indian Parachute Brigade till 1959, Royal Army Service Corps till 1967)
01.04.1967 - ? Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Chaplain & Assistant Master, Epsom College and Licentiate to Officiate Diocese of Guildford 1946-1977.
Michell,
Charles Herbert David
C.H.D. Michell
Son of ... Michell, and ... Sainsbury.
Married ((06?).1941, Weston-super-Mare district, Somerset) Pamela R. Dolphin.
(09?).1918
Devizes district, Wiltshire
-
09.11.1958
The Swan Hotel, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
2nd Lt. 26.06.1937 [72247]
WS/Lt. 26.06.1940
     

late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Monkton Combe School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

26.06.1937     commissioned, 4th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment - Territorial Army
?     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
03.11.1942     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Section Commander, A Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Millar,
Gerrard Roland
"Dusty"
G.R. Millar G.R. Millar
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.03.1941 [176150]
WS/Lt.
25.08.1941
T/Capt.
01.03.1945
Lt.
01.12.1946, seniority 25.08.1941
Capt.
? (reld 01.12.1953; disability)
Hon. Maj.
01.12.1953
Mention in Despatches MID
08.11.1945
services in the field
01.03.1941


commissioned, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [emergency commission]
19.09.1942


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


Section Commander, B Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
01.12.1946
-
01.12.1953
short service commission
Miller,
Cecil Ralph
C.R. Miller [unconfirmed]
?
-
2nd Lt.
27.05.1936 [67820]
Lt.
27.05.1939
T/Capt.
02.12.1939
Capt. TA
01.05.1947
17.02.1948 substituted for 11.04.1945
A/Maj. TA
23.03.1949
Maj. TA
12.04.1953, seniority 23.03.1949
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
?
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
20.06.1950
?



late Cadet, Harrow School Contingent, Junior division, Officer Training Corps
27.05.1936


commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment - Territorial Army (7th Battalion)
24.08.1939


mobilized
27.01.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3) (Air), 1st Parachute Brigade (Arnhem)
?
-
03.10.1955
served Territorial Army
12.04.1950
-
?
seconded for service on the Staff
03.10.1955
-
?
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Miller,
Joseph Esmond
J.E. Miller J.E. Miller
J.E. Miller
Son of Col. John Francis Xavier Miller, OBE.
Married (1946) Kathleen Veronica Lochée­Bayne; one son.
22.09.1914
Darlington
-
03.02.1990
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Lt.
19.12.1940, seniority 01.09.1940 [163133]
A/Capt.
14.03.1941-13.06.1941
T/Capt.
14.06.1941-18.12.1941
Capt.
19.12.1941, seniority 01.09.1941
A/Maj.
03.11.1943-02.02.1944
T/Maj.
03.02.1944-31.08.1948
Maj.
01.09.1948
T/Lt.Col.
27.01.1951-07.11.1958
Lt.Col.
08.11.1958
Col.
01.09.1963
Brig.
01.03.1971
A/Maj.Gen.
04.12.1973
Maj.Gen.
01.01.1974 (retd 21.01.1976)
MC 21.10.1943 Sicily 07.43
1939-1945 Star; Italy Star; France & Germany Star; DM; WM; GSM & clasp Arabian Peninsula; QEII Coronation Medal (1953)
Education: St George's College, Weybridge; London University (St Bartholomew's Hospital). MRCS, LRCP; MRCGP; MFCM; MBIM. Qualified, July 1940. Fellow RoySocMed; Mem., BMA; psc (1948)
19.12.1940


commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [short service commission]
1940
-
1942
RAMC Depot
1942
-
1945
Airborne Forces (N Africa, Sicily, Italy, Holland, Germany):
(07.1943)


Regimental Medical Officer, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Sicily)
03.11.1943
-
25.09.1944
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS), 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [POW])
01.09.1945


from short service commission
1945
-
1947
RAMC Depot
18.02.1949
-
04.08.1950
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS), HQ Middle East Land Forces (Egypt)
16.10.1950
-
23.11.1950
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services  (DADMS), ... Infantry Division (Middle East)
1950
-
1954
Commanding Officer, 35 Field Ambulance (Tripoli & Egypt)
1954
-
1957
Senior Medical Officer, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
1957
-
1959
Commanding Officer, 4 Field Ambulance (Germany)
1959
-
1961
Commanding Officer, 10 Brigade Group Medical Company (Aden)
17.03.1961
-
01.10.1961
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), HQ Middle East Command (Aden)
01.12.1961
-
1965
Officer-in-Charge & Chief Instructor, Field Training Centre & HQ AER RAMC
1965
-
1968
Commanding Officer, British Military Hospital Hong Kong
1968
-
1969
Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), 4th Division (Germany)
1969
-
1971
Deputy Director of Medical Services (DDMS), HQ British Army of the Rhine
1971
-
1972
Deputy Director of Medical Services (DDMS), HQ Scotland (Army)
1972
-
1973
Deputy Director of Medical Services (DDMS), HQ UK Land Forces
04.12.1973
-
24.12.1975
Director of Medical Services (DMS), HQ UK Land Forces
Honorary Surgeon to the Queen, 1973-21.01.1976. OStJ 1964, CStJ 1975.
Miller,
Terence George
T.G. Miller
Only son of late George Frederick Miller, Cambridge, and late Marion Johnston, Port William, Wigtownshire.
Married (1944) Inga Catriona, 3rd daughter of Austin Priestman, MD, Folkestone, Kent; one son, three daughters.
16.01.1918
-
1997 still alive
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.06.1940 [134055]
WS/Lt.
15.12.1941
T/Capt.
06.06.1943-..., 12.10.1945-...
WS/Capt.
?
Capt. TA
03.02.1949, seniority 24.04.1946
A/Maj. TA
06.05.1950
Maj. TA
16.01.1952, seniority 06.05.1950
Lt.Col. AERO
26.07.1965, seniority 02.07.1964
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
17.03.1961
?
Education: Perse (foundn schol.); Jesus College, Cambridge (schol.; Nat. Sci. Tripos, pt 1 cl. 1, pt 2 cl. 1); MA (Cantab)
Wiltshire Prizeman, 1939.
15.06.1940


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
10.10.1942


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 3 Flight (B Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
03.02.1949
-
12.05.1953
transferred to the Corps of Royal Engineers (Unattached List) - Territorial Army
13.05.1953
-
31.03.1967 transferred to the Corps of Royal Engineers - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
01.04.1967
-
14.10.1967
transferred to the Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve (Category II)
15.10.1967


transferred to the Corps of Royal Engineers - Regular Army Reserve of Officers (Class III)
Harkness Scholar, 1948; Research Fellow, Jesus College, 1949-1954. University Demonstrator, 1948; Lecturer in Geology, University of Keele, 1953; Senior Lecturer, 1963, Professor of Geography, University of Reading, 1965-1967; Principal, University College of Rhodesia, 1967-1969; Visiting Professor, Reading University, 1969-1971. Director, Polytechnic of North London, 1971-1980.
Published: Geology (1950); Geology and Scenery in Britain (1953); scientific papers in various journals.
Miller,
Thomas Visger
T.V. Miller
Son of Thomas Miller, and Frances Joyce G. O'Dwyer (formerly Mrs John S. Harrison) (1890-).
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
26.01.1921
Bath district, Somerset
-
11.1997
Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London
Cadet L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.04.1939 [89654]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 1944?
Lt. 31.08.1946, seniority 26.07.1943
Capt. 26.01.1948 (retd 25.07.1952)
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Charterhouse School Contingent, Officer Training Corps
22.04.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized
(09.1944)     No. 1 Forward Observation Unit RA [attached 4th Parachute Brigade HQ] (Arnhem [POW])
31.08.1946 - 25.07.1952 permanent [short service?] commission
Mills,
Gordon Thomas
G.T. Mills
Son of Trevor Wallace Mills, and Rose Lena Pitt Mills; husband of Sybil Mills, of Whitchurch, Glamorgan.

1917 ?
-
28.09.1944

(KIA) [age 27]
[Rhenen General Cemetery, 27.A.1]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.11.1941 [220201]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
1944?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.04.1946
Arnhem 09.44
27.11.1941


commissioned into the Royal Regimet of Artillery [emergency commission]
25.08.1942


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 11 Flight (E Squadron, No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Mills,
Kenneth Stanley
K.S. Mills
Son of Stanley Charles and Hilda Mary Mills, of Bristol.

1923 ?
-
23.09.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Enschede Eastern General Cemetery, 199]
2nd Lt.
05.12.1942 [255204]
WS/Lt.
05.06.1943
05.12.1942


commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
26.11.1943


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Section Commander, D Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Milo,
Peter Middleton
P.M. Milo
16.12.1919
-
12.1986
Chichester, West Sussex
2nd Lt.
18.05.1940 [130630]
WS/Lt.
18.11.1941
Lt.
15.12.1945, seniority 16.06.1942
A/Capt.
01.07.1943-30.09.1943
T/Capt.
01.10.1943-21.08.1944
WS/Capt.
22.08.1944
Capt.
16.12.1946
A/Maj.
22.05.1944-21.08.1944
T/Maj.
22.08.1944-09.06.1945, 13.12.1946-31.03.1948, 17.04.1953-15.12.1953
Maj.
16.12.1953
local Lt.Col.
18.10.1960-15.04.1962
Lt.Col.
16.04.1962 (supernumerary 16.04.1965) (retd 16.03.1968)
local Col.
27.10.1964
Education: psc



served in the ranks for 264 days
24.08.1939


mobilized (TA)
18.05.1940


commissioned into The Cheshire Regiment [emergency commission to 14.12.1945]
12.06.1943


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, C Company, 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
15.12.1945


commissioned into The Cheshire Regiment [permanent commission]
08.02.1950
-
08.02.1951
Staff Captain "A", HQ BTB
17.04.1953
09.01.1954
-
-
29.12.1953
11.03.1954
Brigade Major, ... Infantry Brigade
12.04.1954
-
21.04.1956
Instructor, Joint School for Chemical Warfare
18.06.1956
-
29.06.1958
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Gibraltar (10.09.1956-29.06.1956 MA Rabat)
18.10.1960
-
13.03.1962
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), British Joint Staff Mission, Washington
16.04.1962
-
21.04.1964
Deputy Commandant, Mercian Brigade Depot
27.10.1964
-
(02.1967)
Military Attaché (General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)) Stockholm
Mobbs,
Gerald Aubrey
"Gerry"
G.A. Mobbs G.A. Mobbs
Married Elizabeth Lanchester; at least one son (Sir Nigel Mobbs).
03.1911
-
06.08.1976
Lt.
22.09.1939 [100118]
WS/Capt.
01.06.1940
T/Maj.
01.06.1940
WS/Maj.
11.02.1943 (retd 08.12.1945; disability)
T/Lt.Col.
11.02.1943 
Hon. Lt.Col.
08.12.1945
22.09.1939


commissioned into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Administrative Branch [emergency commission]
30.07.1940
-
(04.1941)
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, ...
(09.1944)


Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
Re-joined Slough Estates in 1945, a company of which he had been made a director during 1944. He served as a director of Slough Estates until his retirement in March 1976, his 65th birthday. Successively he was an executive director, chief executive and managing director, and from 1971 to 1976 chairman. He also held at one time a non-executive directorship of Horlicks. He was High Sheriff of the county of Buckinghamshire in 1962/3 and subsequently was a Deputy Lieutenant of the county until his death.
Monsell,
John Humphrey Arnold [de la Poer]
"Johnny"
J.H.A. Monsell J.H.A. Monsell
J.H.A. Monsell
18.08.1916
-
11.1989
Barnstaple, Devon
2nd Lt.
31.12.1939 [112889]
Lt.
01.07.1941
A/Capt.
03.12.1941-02.03.1942
T/Capt.
03.03.1942-..., 11.11.1945-...
Capt.
09.05.1946 (retd 17.09.1947)
Lt.
02.09.1952, seniority 25.02.1947
Capt.
02.09.1952, seniority 16.12.1950



served in the ranks for 3 years, 108 days
31.12.1939


commissioned into The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Medium Machine Gun Platoon (Support Company), 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
02.09.1952
-
25.09.1955
short service commission
26.09.1955
-
?
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Montgomery,
Hector
H. Montgomery (Photo courtesy of Mr H.J. Broer) H. Montgomery
H. Montgomery H. Montgomery
H. Montgomery (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Montgomery)
Son of ... Montgomery, and ... Miller.
Married Anne (died 2007); two sons.
(06?).1917
Paddington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
14.01.2012
Alton
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.10.1939 [105125]
WS/Lt. 22.04.1941 (reld 16.02.1946; disability)
T/Capt. 04.06.1943
Hon. Capt. 16.02.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial), 28.01.1949.
22.10.1939     commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) [emergency commission]
01.11.1942     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(1942)     151st Parachute Battalion (India)
(09.1944)     Second-in-Command, B Company, 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Sales manager, Woking, Surrey.
Montgomery,
Thomas Everard
T.E. Montgomery T.E. Montgomery
Son of Thomas Alexander and Gladys Montgomery; husband of Lavender Montgomery, of Kilshannig, Co. Cork, Irish Republic.

1908 ?
-
21.11.1944
(DOW) [age 36]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Spec. Mem.]
Buried at the time in Lingen Cemetery, Germany, but whose grave is now lost.
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.12.1940 [160794]
WS/Capt.
10.10.1943
T/Maj.
10.10.1943
14.12.1940


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


Officer Commanding, A Company, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [died of wounds])
Moore,
Francis Pepys Durie
"Frank"
F.P.D. Moore (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom Moore) F.P.D. Moore (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom Moore)
F.P.D. Moore (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom Moore)
Married ((12?).1946, Kensington district, London) Barbara G. Pusey; two sons, one daughter.

24.02.1924
-
16.12.2014
Petworth, West Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 24.04.1943 [271510]
WS/Lt. 24.10.1943
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Italy Star It St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
War Medal 1939-1945 GenSM - -
? ? - -
24.04.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1943 - 1944 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA (UK, Italy)
(09.1944)     Troop Leader, F Troop, 3rd Airlanding Light Battery, 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA (Arnhem [evacuated])
08.10.1945     transferred to the Parachute Regiment (cancelled 07.01.1947)
Fellow of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (FIAgrE) since 1954. Designer of the innovative Moore Mower.
Moorwood,
Stanley James Duffield
S.J.D. Moorwood
01.09.1918
-
02.1985
Andover, Hampshire
Cadet L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
03.06.1939 [89110]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
16.05.1945
03.06.1939


commissioned into The York and Lancaster Regiment (Hallamshire Battalion) - Territorial Army (late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Oakham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
08.11.1943


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Section Commander, D Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Solicitor, Shamley Green, Surrey.
Morley,
Wilfred David Clarence
"Wilf"

W.D.C. Morley W.D.C. Morley
07.05.1920
-
03.1995
Bromley, Kent
Cadet
? [T/76292]
2nd Lt.
03.09.1943 [292711]
WS/Lt.
03.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
03.09.1943


commissioned into the Parachute Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 1 Provost Section with 1st Parachute Brigade (Arnhem)
Morris,
?
Morris
?
-
2nd Lt.
?
WS/Lt.
?
?


commissioned into ? [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


APO (Army Postal Officer?), 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
Morrison,
the Reverend James Gilbert
J.G. Morrison J.G. Morrison
J.G. Morrison  
Youngest of five children of the  Rev. James Horne Morrison, minister of the United Free Church.
Married (05.1944) Jean ...; three sons.

23.11.1915
Falkland, Fife
-
12.11.2008
Cambridge (formerly of Rhonehouse and Kirkpatrick Durham)
Capt.
27.02.1942 = Chaplain to the Forces 4th Cl. [225398] [emergency commission]
Capt.
01.07.1946 = Chaplain to the Forces 4th Cl. [permanent commission]
zA/Maj.
01.07.1945-30.09.1945 = A/Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Cl.
T/Maj.
01.10.1945-30.04.1950 = T/Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Cl.
Maj.
01.05.1950 = Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Cl.
Lt.Col.
01.01.1960 = Chaplain to the Forces 2nd Cl. (retd 23.11.1970)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
14.06.1980
HM's birthday 80: for seervices to the British community in Rotterdam
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1958
Malaya 08-12.57
Education: MA
27.02.1942


commissioned into the Royal Army Chaplains' Department [emergency commission to 30.06.1946] - Church of Scotland
14.01.1943
-
(09.1944)
Chaplain, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [POW])
01.07.1946


permanent commision (served Cyprus, France, Aden, Malaysia, Germany & UK)
08.11.1948
-
03.01.1952
Staff Chaplain, British Army of the Rhine
25.01.1952
-
18.07.1955
Senior Chaplain to the Forces, Aldershot District
08.01.1960
-
21.08.1960
Senior Chaplain to the Forces, BFAP
1970
-
1970
Chaplain, Cyprus
Minister, The Scots Church (Presbyterian) at Rotterdam (Neth.), 1972-1981.
Morrison,
John Alexander
J.A. Morrison J.A. Morrison
J.A. Morrison
?
-

[Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.06.1939 [88880]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
18.01.1941
T/Capt.
31.03.1943-..., 19.08.1945-... (retd 1946)
Maj TA
?
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD
12.12.1950
?



served in the Honourable Artillery Company
07.06.1939


commissioned into The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
20.08.1942


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 5 Flight (D Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [POW])
Management position within a major South African company.
Published: Silent invader : a glider pilot's story of the invasion of Europe in World War II (1999)
Morrissey,
Dennis Richard Lawrence

D.R.L. Morrissey D.R.L. Morrissey
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.05.1940 [130361]
WS/Capt.
15.02.1942 (retd 04.07.1947; disability)
T/Maj.
10.07.1943
Hon. Maj.
04.07.1947
18.05.1940


commissioned into The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) [emergency commission]
15.05.1942


transferred to the Royal Regiment of Artillery
27.02.1943


transferred to The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, HQ Company, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem; wounded [POW])
09.1944
-
(04?).1945
POW in German captivity (#140228 at Stalag VII-A at Moosburg an der Isar, Bayern)
Mortlock,
Douglas Gerald
D.G. Mortlock
24.12.1920
Fulham district, Greater London
-

02.1990 still alive
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.10.1941 [212936]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
01.02.1947, seniority 24.06.1943
A/Capt.
23.04.1943-22.07.1943
T/Capt.
23.07.1943-08.07.1945, 28.08.1945-29.09.1946
WS/Capt.
30.09.1946
Capt.
24.12.1947
A/Maj.
30.06.1946-29.09.1946
T/Maj.
30.09.1946-23.04.1950, 25.01.1951-23.12.1954
Maj.
24.12.1954
T/Lt.Col.
02.04.1962-10.07.1962
Lt.Col.
11.07.1962 (supernumerary 11.07.1965) (retd 01.12.1967)



served in the ranks for 219 days
11.10.1941


commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission to 31.01.1947]
(09.1944)


Brigade RASC Officer, 1st Parachute Brigade (Arnhem)
15.07.1965


transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Morton,
Richard Elwin
"Dicky"
R.E. Morton
04.05.1917
-
08.1997

Yeovil, Somerset
2nd Lt.
22.02.1941 [174530]
WS/Lt.
22.08.1942
Lt.
19.07.1947, seniority 04.11.1941
A/Capt.
11.03.1943-10.06.1943 
T/Capt.
11.06.1943-15.01.1944, 16.03.1944-18.07.1947
Capt.
19.07.1947, seniority 01.07.1946
T/Maj.
01.04.1952-06.05.1952, 09.05.1952-27.08.1952
Maj.
04.05.1953
Lt.Col.
31.08.1960 (retd 02.12.1962)
Mention in Despatches MID
07.01.1949
Palestine 09.47-03.48



served in the ranks 1 year 38 days
22.02.1941


commissioned into The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) [emergency commission to 18.07.1947]
?


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, C Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
19.07.1947


commissioned into The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry [permanent commission]
?


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
Moy-Thomas,
Edward Alfred
E.A. Moy-Thomas
Son of Alan and Gertrude Moy-Thomas, of Monte Carlo.
Married (29.04.1936, St George's, Bloomsbury, Holborn district, London) Wilma Mary Marsden [she remarried to Frederick Laws], of Highgate, Middlesex, daughter of Mr & Mrs Wilfred Marsden, Keeper of Printed Books of the British Museum; two children.
His brother F/Lt. James Alan Moy-Thomas RAFVR was killed in a road accident (29.02.1944).

09.03.1910
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 34]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 16.B.15]
2nd Lt.
07.09.1940 [148593]
WS/Lt.
07.03.1942
T/Capt.
1944?
Education: Eton (R.A. Young's); Christ Church.
Worked for Messrs. France, Fenwick, shipowners.
08.1939
 
 
volunteered for service in an anti-aircraft battery of the Honourable Artillery Company



Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
07.09.1940


commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]



took part in the airborne invasion of Sicily, then Taranto & Foggia
(09.1944)


Staff Captain, 1st Airlanding Brigade (Arnhem [killed in action])
Muir,
Iain Colquhoun
I.C. Muir (Photo from pegasusarchive.org) I.C. Muir (Photo from pegasusarchive.org)
I.C. Muir (Photo from pegasusarchive.org)
I.C. Muir (Photo from pegasusarchive.org)

Son of William Clark Muir and Margaret Welsh Muir (née Miller), of Muswell Hill, Middlesex.

15.02.1922
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
25.09.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 3.C.15]
2nd Lt.
22.02.1941 [172724]
WS/Lt.
22.08.1942
A/Capt.
1944?
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe (Normandy)
22.02.1941


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
05.11.1942


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 22 Flight (D Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Munford,
Dennis Stewart
D.S. Munford (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) D.S. Munford
D.S. Munford (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris van Roekel)
Son of ... Munford, and ... Burton.
Married Audrey Grace (née ...) (died 26.01.2007, aged 85).

16.09.1912
Yarmouth district, Norfolk
-
27.02.2002
Waveney, Suffolk
[age 89]
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
08.06.1940 [134902]
WS/Lt.
08.12.1941
T/Capt.
09.11.1942
WS/Capt.
26.01.1944 (retd 29.08.1951)
A/Maj.
1944?
Hon. Maj.
29.08.1951
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Italy Star It St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 28.03.1989 -
Bronze Star Medal (US) BSM ? ?
Order of the Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL 08.11.1945 Arnhem 09.44 * [date of Dutch Royal Decree 09.02.46]
08.06.1940


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


Officer Commanding, 3rd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [POW])
Retired Colonial Service official, Southwold, Suffolk.
Murdoch,
Barry
B. Murdoch

15.10.1917
-
11.2001

South East Hampshire
2nd Lt.
26.08.1937 [73111]
WS/Lt.
01.05.1940
Lt.
26.08.1940
A/Capt.
01.02.1940-30.04.1940
T/Capt.
01.05.1940-02.11.1942, 06.03.1943-25.07.1945
WS/Capt.
26.07.1945
Capt.
26.08.1945
A/Maj.
26.04.1945-25.07.1945
T/Maj.
26.07.1945-02.11.1947, 15.09.1949-25.08.1950
Maj.
26.08.1950 (retd 15.10.1972)
local Lt.Col.
15.06.1956-25.05.1958
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
29.03.1945
NW Europe 44-45
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
?
26.08.1937


commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment
21.04.1939
-
?
temporary Adjutant, 4th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
06.03.1943
-
13.04.1943
Adjutant, ...
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 8 Flight (D Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
03.02.1948


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
 
Murray,
Alexander Donald Milles
A.D.M. Murray A.D.M. Murray
A.D.M. Murray 

Elder son of Brig. Cyril Alexander 'Alick' George Octavius Murray (1887-1960), formerly of The KOSB, and Marjorie Lilias  Milles (died 1965), of Philipburn, Selkirk. 

06.04.1925
Kensington district, London
-
18.09.1944
Oosterbeek
(KIA) [age 19]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 16.C.18]
Cadet
? [14425786]
2nd Lt.
25.02.1944 [311345]
WS/Lt.
1944?
Prefect and Head of House (Bramston's), Winchester College, 1943.
25.02.1944


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


Officer Commanding, 5 Platoon (B Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [killed in action])
Murray,
Douglas Campbell
D.C. Murray (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ruth Minshall)
Son of Jack Murray, and Emma Wilks, of Fleetwood, Lancashire.
Married Hilda Parkinson; one son.
17.04.1913
Fleetwood, Fylde district, Lancashire
-
22.01.2005
Battle Hospital, Reading, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
29.09.1939, seniority 13.08.1939 [106883]
WS/Lt.
13.02.1941
WS/Capt.
19.03.1943 (reld 08.1945)
A/Maj. ?
12.1942?-03.1943?
T/Maj.
19.03.1943-(09.1944)
MC 23.09.1943 North Africa 42-43 (Algeria, Tunisia) [investiture 04.1944?]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
13.08.1939


commissioned, Royal Corps of Engineers - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized
08.1939


attached, 107th Army Troops Company RE (summer camp)
10.1939
-
11.1939
attached, 50th Divisional Engineers (UK)
11.1939
-
01.1940
48th Divisional Engineers (UK
01.1940
-
11.1941
Section Officer, 253rd Field Company RE (France & Belgium 01.1940-06.1940, then UK)
11.1941
-
01.1942
Section Officer, 103rd Army Troops Company RE (Marine Division)
01.1942
-
09.1944
1st Parachute Squadron RE (Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, UK & Arnhem [captured])
01.1942
-
12.1942
Second-in-Command
12.1942
-
09.1944
Officer Commanding
09.1944
-
04.1945
POW in German captivity (Oflag 12B, Brunswick)
Post-war he became Chief Engineer for Reading, Berkshire.
Murray,
Francis Anthony Stoddard
"Tony"
F.A.S. Murray (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) F.A.S. Murray

28.09.1918
-
2nd Lt. 26.01.1939 [85686]
WS/Lt. 25.12.1940
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 18.09.1940-28.10.1940, 04.11.1940-24.12.1940
T/Capt. 25.12.1940-05.03.1941, 07.06.1941-25.06.1942, 14.04.1943-15.09.1943
WS/Capt. 16.09.1943
Capt. 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 16.06.1943-15.09.1943
T/Maj. 16.09.1943-19.02.1947
WS/Maj. 20.02.1947
Maj. 26.01.1952
A/Lt.Col. 20.11.1946-19.02.1947
T/Lt.Col. 20.02.1947-28.01.1949
MC 09.11.1944 Arnhem 09.44
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp 1st Army
Burma Star Bur St - -
Italy Star It St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
General Service Medal Gen SM - & clasp Malaya & clasp Palestine 45-48
Mention in Despatches MID 27.04.1951 ?
26.01.1939     commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry
      attached Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, F Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Murray,
Iain Arthur

I.A. Murray I.A. Murray
Only son of Lt.Col. Sir Malcolm Donald Murray (1867-1938), and Lady Hilda Joanna Gwendoline Finch (1872-1931).
Married 1st (15.12.1932; divorced 1946) Angela Houssemayne Du Boulay (born 17.10.1912), daughter of Lt.Col. Arthur Houssemayne Du Boulay; two daughters.
Married 2nd (16.01.1947; divorced 1959) Anne Drummond (30.06.1911 - 1985), daughter of Hon. Rupert Drummond.

17.09.1904
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
23.01.1986
Maidstone district, Kent
[
age 81]
2nd Lt.
18.09.1939 [99246]
WS/Lt.
10.08.1940
T/Capt.
10.08.1940
WS/Maj.
02.06.1943
T/Lt.Col.
02.06.1943
Hon. Lt.Col.
1945/46 (retd)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.10.1944
NW Europe (Normandy 06.44)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.08.1945
NW Europe (Rhine crossing 03.45)
Education: Eton College.
Page of Honour to HM George V, 1917-1921.
18.09.1939


commissioned, The Grenadier Guards [emergency commission]
13.05.1942


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


Commanding Officer, No. 1 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Myers,
Edmund Charles Wolf
"Eddie"
E.C.W. Myers

Of Jewish descent.
Elder son of late Dr Charles Samuel Myers, CBE, FRS and Edith Seligman.
Married (12.10.1943) Louisa Mary Hay (died 1995), elder daughter of late Aldred Bickham Sweet­Escott; one daughter.
From Minehead, Somerset.

12.10.1906
Kensington, London
-
06.12.1997
Stow-on-the- Wold, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36717]
Lt.
30.08.1929
Capt.
30.08.1937
A/Maj.
08.02.1940-07.05.1940
T/Maj.
08.05.1940-05.04.1942
WS/Maj.
06.04.1942
A/Lt.Col.
10.02.1941-08.03.1941, 02.02.1942-05.04.1942
T/Lt.Col.
06.04.1942-01.07.1943
WS/Lt.Col.
02.07.1943
A/Col.
03.08.1942-30.09.1942, 01.03.1943-01.07.1943
T/Col.
02.07.1943-09.02.1944, 23.07.1945-31.03.1946
Col.
12.12.1949 [supernumerary 12.12.1955]
A/Brig.
01.03.1943-31.08.1943
T/Brig.
01.09.1943-09.02.1944, 28.02.1944-14.08.1944
Brig.
07.02.1955 (retd 01.07.1959)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
06.01.1944
New Year 44
Distinguished Service Order DSO
20.04.1943
Middle East
Order of the Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL
20.03.1947
Arnhem 09.44
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn
25.03.1949
Norway 45
Mention in Despatches MID
23.07.1937
Palestine
Mention in Despatches MID
10.10.1952
Korea
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (US) LM
30.10.1953
Korea
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp; Africa Star; Italy Star; France & Germany Star
Education: Haileybury; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Caius College, Cambridge (BA, CEng, MICE); psc, fs
30.08.1926


commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers
1936


served Palestine
08.02.1940
-
15.03.1940
Staff Officer Royal Engineers, GHQ Middle East Land Forces
12.03.1941
-
17.01.1942
GSO2, ... [part of 7th Armoured Division?]
02.02.1942
-
02.08.1942
GOS1, ... [part of 7th Armoured Division?]
03.08.1942
-
30.09.1942
Deputy Director ME
01.10.1942
-
28.02.1943
Lieutenant-Colonel, Field Staff (Commander, British Military Mission to Greek Resistance Forces, SOE)
01.03.1943
-
09.02.1944
Director Special Operations (MO4)
28.02.1944
-
14.08.1944
MO1 UK
(09.1944)
-
(1945)
Commander Royal Engineers, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [evacuated]; Norway)
23.07.1945
-
28.02.1946
Colonel General Staff, South East Asia Command
01.04.1946
-
13.10.1948
SO1, Joint Iintelligence Board, Ministry of Defence
12.12.1949
-
16.05.1951
Colonel General Staff (GSO1), War Office
1951
-
1952
served Korea (1st Commonwealth Division)
12.12.1952
-
10.12.1954
Colonel General Staff, RAF Staff College
07.02.1955
-
03.02.1956
Chief Engineer (Brigadier), HQ British Troops in Egypt
30.04.1956
-
1959
Deputy Director Personnel Administration, War Office
Secretary, Royal Engineers Flying Club, 1934-1935. Chief Civil Engineer Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co. Ltd, 1959-1964. Construction Manager, Power Gas Corp. Ltd, Davy-Ashmore Group, 1964-1967. Regional Sec., British Field Sports Soc., 1968-1971.
Published
: Greek entanglement (1955)

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